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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September LETHBRIDGE Blairmore man meets crewmates By BRUCE DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau BLAIRMORE Max Brown has returned from a Royal Cana- dian Navy ship Haida reunion where he "spliced the main brace" with fellow crew members of the Second World War. It was held at Toronto where the famed tribal-class destroyer, named after Cana- dian coastal Indians known for their sea-fighting abilities, has been restored and per- manently docked. Sixty-five original crew members attended the reunion. They came from all parts of the nation and led a parade of military peo- ple to the Canadian National Exhibition stadium. There they received such applause that the "old sea dogs" were deeply touched, Mr. Brown said. When first commissioned, the Haida was fitted with the latest detection equipment, numerous anti-aircraft weapons, torpedo tubes and depth charges. Because of its formidable power it was assigned to strike forces, along with its sister ships the Athabaskan and the Huron. In 1943-44 the Haida was ac- tive on the Murmansk convoy route and in the English Channel with the 10th Destroyer Flotilla. Here it helped clear the French coastline, (E-boat of enemy shipping prior to D- day. The ship, distinguished herself in several battles and conflicts with U-boats. It com- piled a record second to none in Canadian naval history. During one battle, in which her sister ship Athabaskan was sunk, the Haida made a German destroyer retreat. Another enemy ship was driven ashore and engulfed in flame as the Athabaskan spent her last moments firing at the enemy. Haida skipper H. G. DeWolf then eased his ship among the Athabaskan's survivors. Standing still for 15 minutes, the Haida managed to pick up 46 of the 131 sur- vivors despite danger from nearby enemy ships. It was one of the most daring rescue operations in the war, Mr. Brown said. Today the Haida, saved from the salvage cutting torch by a group of Toronto businessmen, is permanently berthed there. Mr. Brown was a member of that crew. He enlisted here and took his training at Calgary and Esquimalt, B.C., working-in submarine detec- tion. Once the initial formalities and greetings were over, retired seaman Brown who runs a trailer park here, got together with his old mates to toss a tot of rum and "spin again the salty tales of yesteryear." South in Short Headstart begins Sept. 16 BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Headstart classes will begin Sept. 16 in the Crowsnest Pass area. Children not already registered may do so on the first day. Classes will be held at the Isabelle Sellon School, Blair- more; the union hall, Coleman; and in the Hillcrest Community Hall. A location for the Bellevue class has not yet been chosen. Foremost teacher elected Old bell resurrected from dank basement By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK If they ring the bell hanging in the entrance of the new Bell Building on the corner of 8th Ave. and 1st St. S. here it will bring back school memories to hundreds of former pupils. The bell, found in the debris of the excavation from the demolition of the school board office that served the city in a very early era, is about 2Vz feet high and 2Vz feet across. It has two flat sides on its clapper. FOREMOST (Staff) Foremost School teacher Geoff Tagg has been named president of the Alberta Teachers Association Local 12. Mr. Tagg, 32, is a language arts and physical education teacher. Principal John Waddell is vice president of the local which n includes all schools in the County of Forty Mile and Bow Island f F1SOHCFS Separate School District 82. Paulette Garber of Foremost is secretary treasurer. Other positions will be filled at a general teachers' meeting to be held at p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Foremost School gym. New teachers will be inducted tentatively Oct. 2. now worth Lights go up at Taber TABER (HNS) Highway 3 will be lit through Taber this fall. The mile project has been delayed by late delivery of lighting fixtures, a Calgary Power Ltd. official says. Intersections with Highway 36 at each side of town will also be lit. Precast concrete bases for 78 steel standards will be bought instead of pouring the footings. The steel standards are on hand but delivery is late on the lighting fixtures. It is expected the project will be completed this fall. Six double lighting units, in- stalled by the town several years ago between 50th and 53rd streets, will be removed. These will likely be used elsewhere in town. 0-OPERATIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CONSTRUCTION HELP WANTED Carpenter Foreman and Carpenters required im- mediately for work in Valleyview, Cardston, Innis- fail, Brooks, and Vegreville areas. Top wage rates and sustenance will be paid. Apply in writing to: Construction Manager Federated Co-operatives Limited Box 1050 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Federated Co-operatives Limited 401 -22nd Street East. Saskatoon. Sask. 'CO-OP: Boy released from hospital CRANBROOK A five year old Cranbrook boy injured here in a car pedestrian accident Aug. 27 was released from hospital Thursday. Chuck Tull and his sister Sandra Arlene, children of Charles Tull of Cranbrook, were struck by a car driven by Ian Biddlecomb, 17, of Kimberly. Sandra was killed in the accident. It was incorrectly reported in the Aug. 27th Herald that Sandra was a boy. No charges have been laid following the accident but an in- quest has been ordered. No date has been set. Engineering contracted CRANBROOK (Special) With the recent retirement of city engineer Ray Daniels, city engineering services will be contracted to EPEC Consulting Western Ltd., whose Kootenay regional headquarters is located here. Also bidding for the work was Associated Engineering Ser- vices Ltd. EPEC quoted an hour to the city for engineering and for civil technologist. Taber taxes mailed TABER (HNS) Taber Municipal District 1974 tax notices have been mailed to about 750 ratepayers and are expected to return about million. The basic mill rate is 73.3 mills, down from 75.7 mills last year. A discount of five per cent is allowed on current taxes paid on or before Nov. 15. A six per cent penalty is added to all taxes remaining unpaid next March 1. The School Foundation Plan homeowner discount is includ- ed in the tax notices. Application must be made for a refund when taxes are paid at the MD office. The exception is that the education grant has been deducted where taxes are paid on improvements residential properties in hamlets and villages and any rural assessed homes. Plan official to visit A Canada Pension Plan official will visit Pincher Creek and Blairmore later this week to help area residents with the pen- sion plan, old age security or guaranteed income supplement: Federal Building, Sept. a.m. to p.m. Creek, Town Hall, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Care home construction to begin next week WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU! Che Federal Government has abolished the 12% Sales Tai >n clothing and in an effort to curb inflation we are REDUCING OUR PRICES ON n and Bioe Denim Jeans aid Levis' Nuvo Flares Formerly Priced at Our Price [j NOW J ALL MEN'S LEVIS CORDS NOW PRICED AT.. Ill ifs new and it's Western youll find H FIRST at- CHARGEX master charge WESTEBI WEIE 308 5th Street South Phone KIMBERLEY (Special) The chairman of the Kimberley Special Care Home Society says construction will start on an urgently-needed district intermediate care home next week. Norman Thomas says the home will be located near the Kimberley District Hospital in the upper townsite. Its function as a nursing home will be to bridge the gap of the elderly and disabled between boarding homes and the extended care section of the Cranbrook hospital. It will accommodate 40 peo- ple and is now full. There are eight people waiting to be ad- mitted. CMHC has approved a final Fabco Contracting Ltd. of Kimberley tender of to a 55 per cent mortgage. The federal grant is 10 per cent provincial 35 per cent, and the City of Kimberley has provid- ed for the site. The staff will comprise a registered nurse-matron; four personal care aides, three housekeeping aides: two cooks; full-time secretary and a part-time maintenance man. It is expected the home will be occupied in the spring of 1975. Both Cominco and Crestbrook Forest Industries have pledged substantial contributions. A total of has been donated by four pensioners. One of these benefactors died before the project was realized. Individuals have pledged other Continuing monthly contributions. These now total about SI.000 a month Other district help is being sought on this basis. The home will have a dining and sitting rooms and recrea- tion areas. more cash PINCHER CREEK (Staff) Alberta Solicitor General Helen Hunley has told of- ficials of this town and Fort Macleod that the provincial grant for persons held in custody under section 84 of the Liquor Control Act will be increased from to per day. The increase is effective Oct. 1 and was authorized by an order-in-council signed Aug. 13. Officials of both towns are not happy with the increase which they term insufficient to cover the costs incurred. Fort Macleod Mayor Charlie Edgar discussed costs of maintaining prisoners here when he met with Premier Peter Lougheed at Granum about two months ago. Mayor Edgar says that drunks are often arrested here en route from Lethbridge to Standoff. Pincher Creek has a similar problem. From 1908 its tones called children to line up in the Central School yard for the march into classes. The new office tower was designed by Nixon and Brow- ning, Cranbrook architects and community planners. The firm occupies the upper floor. Firm member Jerry Brow- ning's curiosity was aroused when the bell emerged from the debris. He is looking into its history. More than a decade ago the school board decided the bell tower on its 60-year-old elementary school was un- safe. It was removed, along with the bell that had sum- moned thousands of children to the halls of learning. Mr. Browning believes the bell was "temporarily" stored at the school board office basement until it was found last spring by demolition crews. Among those it could have summoned to Grades 1 to 3 classes here is Dr. Samuel Hayakawa, world renowned educationist who successfully cooled the Berkely University unrest a decade ago. After Grade 3 his family moved to Calgary. The Bell Building is already fully occupied. Main floor tenants are EPEC, engineer- ing consultants, and A. J. Shankland and Company, charter accountants. The Herald' District Vulcanites slow to attend meet on revamp VULCAN Only eight per- sons attended a recent meeting of the Vulcan District Chamber of Commerce held to discover if there is interest in renovating Main Street here It would be done in conjunc- tion with the Devonian Foun- dation's Main Street Alberta program which involves 000 from the foundation if the town contributes for the project. If the townspeople contributed a lesser amount the foundation grant would be double that figure. "We were hoping to get between 30 to 40 businessmen and residents out to examine the drawings and sketches of the proposed project done earlier by students at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary." said chamber president Cliff Wright. "But now we don't know what to think unless the attendance at the meeting is an indicator." Originally the town was one of eight Alberta communities offered a share in the Devo- nian Foundation grants and this summer the max- imum grant was established It gave local planners an idea of the scope of the grant struc- ture. The chamber will hold another meeting on the pro- ject Sept. 12. AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WHOLESALE Requires APPRENTICES to learn parts trade! not nee- Experience essary. Retired persons wishing to supplement income. Apply to BAALIM WHOLESALE Alt. MR. GEORGE NONOHURA Phone 327-8587 HOSPITAL CAREER AWARDS Applications are invited for the Annual Odd Gennes Hospital Career Awards Three awards in the amount of are available to current graduates from high schools in the Taber General Hospital District who have applied and have been accepted for training in a recognized school of training for nursing, radiology, laboratory, physio- therapy, or medical records. Current graduates in- clude those students who were unable to enroll in their chosen field of study in the school year immediately following the year of graduation due to that course being filled. For further information application forms, con- tact the Administrator of the Taber General Hospital. The Application must be in the hands of the Admin- istrator of the Taber General Hospital by the 9th of September, 1974. 904 7th Ave. South No. 1 STORE Phone 329-4545 VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS Are pleased to announce the OFFICIAL OPENING OF VANTA'S No. 2 STORE Thursday, Sept. 5th at a.m. by His Worship A. C. Anderson, Mayor of the City of Lethbridge at VANTA'S RANCHLAND MEATS 5th Avenue North (Westminster Shopping Plaza) Phone 328-0637 In a span of less tha one year you have made your Vanta's Meat Markets your success! You have made it possible for Vanta's to employ eight people who will work for you! Just ask them. They will serve you! First 1000 Ranch Style Maple Leaf Limit3 First 4000 Ib. Bulk Van's only Ib. Limits Be sure to visit our new store during our Grand Opening this week. Our friendly qualified staff will be pleased to greet you. In addition to those shown, Frances Gouw and Ron Jordan will be on hand to serve you. Come in Save SS at Vanta's Ranchland Meats. First 3000 Ib. Gainers Bacon Piece only 79 0 Ib. 1. Gentry CitSiirerikt 2. CowtryCHPlrtfteMt 3. Cmtcy MMi Bitf Siutfi 4. Gentry Crt Shaft ffibs 5. First 150 Hind Quarters Cut, Wrap- ped and Frozen Grade A 1 29 6. CtlOCk StNkS Grade A 7. GrOlfllltMf Lean Grade A 8. StlWBWf lean Grade A 9. Bowlws Pol Hoist Grade A 10. BOMllSS ChUCk Grade A Andy DeJager 99' 99e First 150 Front Quarters Cut, Wrap- ped, sharp frozen, Grade A ib. First 100 Sides of Beef Cut, wrap- ped, sharp frozen, Grade A Ib. BillPaM Bill Hart Ed Tarns 89' A Lydia Hummel Your delicaJesses, cold meats, sandwich meate Van's Sausage, Canada Packers. Gamers. Schneiders, Vancouver fancy. Look and ask tor your quality cheap friends do exactly 1hat don i sorry lor freir bargains, ask them they I! tell YOU All your beef products are graded A1, 2, 3, 4, or 31, 2, 3, 4, etc. There are too many grades to mention. Ask for Andy, Bill or Hank, and they win give you a dear explanation about the grading system and whatever etoe you may want to know. NOTICE Coffee Will Be Served Free Thursday, Friday and Saturday Hoi dogs for yourself and your children will be se only 20c relisri and all slufl in cluded. Have a good supper1 DOT'! fonjn it titkcr Vinti's Mirktts yon will bi ibta to til your sandwich nuts. ib NOTICII: CHEC Radio will be broadcasting directly from Vanta's Ranchland Listen to the fabulous deals you can make at Vanta's Ranch- land Meats or Phone Vanta's Economy 329-4S45. 11. Vaifi OHM 12. CNtfriiObNM 1l! Van's NrtfSWkt IS. Vn'sHnlCliMM At Vanta's There -re no give quality meats cut to your own li old fashioned prices SHOP VANTA'S V SATS ;