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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD i uesday, September 17, 1974 County tract approved By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer County of Lethbridge coun- cil Monday approved a sub- division request from Lethbridge chiropractor Clark Lundgren for proposed country recreational residence project. The proposed 158-acre sub- division 2 1 miles west of city limits was approved by coun- cil subject to the developer and the county signing a development agreement and payment of by Dr. Lundgren in lieu of communi- ty reserve land. The development agree- ment will cover provision of water to each of 24 lots, removal of garbage, construc- tion of roads, servicing of lots and erosion control for com- munity reserve land the developer plans to set aside for horseback riding. The county also approved a s.. Division request from Martin Slingerland to separate a 305-acre parcel from a section of land east of Coaldale. Also approved was an application from C.K. Campbell to divide 160 acres of farmland miles north of Coaldale into two 80-acre parcels. The county voted to bypass its 160-acre minimum parcel size for subdivisions because the 80-acre parcel with farm buildings would still be farmed. "It's a viable said Coun. Steve Slemko. "It's not like you're taking anything out of production." Subdivision plans call for the 80-acre parcel to be consolidated with an adjacent farm The county refused a sub- division request from John I. Boras to subdivide 17 acres from 165 acres a mile west of Picture Butte because of inadequate highway access. The county voted to sell 11 county-owned lots in Har- dieville to Nu-Mode Homes Ltd. of Lethbridge Nu-Mode plans to build 12 duplex and five single family units, all financed by CMHC for low- income buvers. DOROTHY BECKEL DOUG CARD DOUG McPHERSON CARL JOHNSON HELEN JOHNSON MORLEY McGILL GARY BOWIE Seven school trustee hopefuls endorsed by CGA By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Four encumbents were among seven candidates elected Monday to run on the Civic Government Association slate in the Oct. 16 school board election. About 100 interested citizens elected incumbents Dorothy Beckel, Doug Card, Doug McPherson and Carl Johnson from a list of 10 nominated during the public meeting. The new candidates chosen to seek election on the association slate are Helen Johnson, former teacher and mother of seven, Morley McGill, sales manager, and Gary Bowie, University of Lethbridge professor. Those nominated and defeated include Edward E. Filan, businessman, Matthew Lipton, university student, and Mabel Byam, Home and School Association president Despite his failure to obtain a seat on the association slate, Mr. Lipton said he will seek a position on the public school board in the Oct. 16 election The seven association can- didates. Mr Lipton and in- cumbent Reg Turner, who also intends to run as an independent, bring to nine the Socred meeting set Nov. 28-30 at Edmonton BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SUES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN OpMiThunday Evening till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th AM. South The Alberta Social Credit Party will hold its 40th annual convention in Edmonton Nov. 28. 29 and 30. The party's last two conven- tions have been held just after the New Year to avoid conflict with the fall session of the legislature But the last convention resolved to return to the traditional fall date, primarily because of the better weather, Eric Lingnau, executive director of the Social Credit League, said Monday. The league hopes the fall session may be over by convention time. In any case. Mr. Lingnau said, Socred MLA's will be in Edmonton to attend both the convention and the legislature. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-4S6S E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOQ. Plagued by internal dissen- sions, the party plans to pre- sent a united front at the convention, one of its last chances to do so before the next provincial election ex- pected by June. "Our leader, board and caucus are determined to maintain a strong organization." the league says in a circular to party members. ''united in purpose to provide a free enterprise alternative to the present government." The Socreds fell from power after 35 years when thev were defeated in 1971 by the Progressive Conservative government of Premier Peter Lougheed. They now form the Official Opposition with 24 members compared to the Conser- vatives' 49. Bob Clark is House Leader as Party Leader Werner Schmidt has been unsuccessful in two attempts at winning a seat. He leads the party from outside the legislature. HOME IMPROVEMENT UTILITY HARDBOARD Suitable for lining almost any type of buiMing Wthick pereheet KILN DRIED UTILITY FRAMING LUMBER 3 69 lengths (actual width: 3" each WEATHERPLY PLYWOOD 469 4' x 8' sheets. thick 1st grade sheatmg VINYL FLOOR TUT ir x 12. 080 tUckotu. 4 colors I9y2< PREFINISHED HARDBOARD PANELLING R59 Stei4'i8', .215 jnjr color: howjf ptcin ptritofl W ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer since 1925 Cor. 2nd Ave. ft 13th St. S. Lathbridge Phone 328-3301 CHARGEX MASTER CHARGE number of hopefuls seeking the seven seats on the public board. Mr. Filan said in an inter- view he isn't sure whether he will run as an independent. Mrs. Byam was unable to at- tend the meeting or comment about the state of her can- didacy She is in hospital with a shoulder injury. While the number of people interested in serving a three- year term as trustees guarantees that nobody will win by acclamation this year, the new candidates' speeches offered little hope of an ex- citing election campaign that would pursue vital issues fac- ing education. Most new candidates spoke of a willingness to serve Lethbridge and a concern that the children of this city receive the best education possible. The candidates seeking trusteeship for the first time made no mention of some of the key decisions made by the school board during the past three years. Few of them proposed any new ideas. Dr. Bowie, 37, U of L physical education depart- ment chairman, was one in- City Scene Thief gains only work City police are looking for an unsuccessful thief is believed, hid inside the Yates Memorial Centre after closing Sept. 13, broke into an office and destroyed a filing cabinet but found nothing. Police said the break-in occurred sometime betwen Sept. 13 and Sept. 16. The crime was reported to police Monday morning. But police believe the thief remained in the building after clos- ing Sept 13 because there were no signs of forced entry. The culprit entered the office of Information Lethbridge and forced a filing cabinet open with a hammer. Nothing appeared to be missing but the cabinet drawer was damaged beyond prac- tical repair. Damage was estimated at Another break-in, at Bonnydale Grocery, 140212th St. S.. was reported to police at a.m. Monday. Several cartons of cigarettes and some chocolate bars were stolen. City police are investigating. Drivers escape serious hurt A 24-year-old Lethbridge man escaped serious injury Mon- day when the car he was driving rolled after it collided with another vehicle. Edward James Shardlow. 1408 Ashgrove Rd. was treated and released from St. Michael's Hospital with minor cuts and scrapes. City police said Steven Kopervas, 63, 725 Stafford Dri., was driving north on 12th St. A N., when the accident occurred at the intersection of 5th Ave. N., and the Shardlow vehicle over- turned Total damage was estimated at City man named to board A Lethbridge man becomes the second Southern Albertan named to the Alberta Farm Machinery Appeal Board in the past month. Lawrence Edwards, manager of Edward's Rod Weeder Ltd. in Lethbridge, will serve on the appeal board as a represen- tative of the Prairie Implement Manufacturers' Association. Leo Doenz. a Warner farmer, was named to the board by board chairman Steve Haley Aug. 15. The function of the board is to advise the Farm Implement Act administration and suggest changes in legislation and government regulations. Fund drive, Red Cross both misunderstood cumbent who came prepared with a platform. He spoke for teaching values in the school, opposed sex education instruction in the classroom, supported a better relationship between the home and the school and called for early childhood education to be included in the public system of education. Independent candidate Mr. Lipton suggested the school board should expand com- munity education by opening schools in the evening for the lifelong process of education. Mrs. Johnson, 56, and Mr. McGill, 34, sales manager of CHEC radio, did not present platforms. Mr. Filan, manager of Western Truck Body Manufacturers, did not have a platform but he spoke in favor of the public receiving full value for its education dollar. The incumbents came prepared to stand behind their record of the past three years. Dorothy Beckel, school board chairman, felt the board was heading in the right direction by encouraging a school atmosphere and curriculum that develops human people. She spoke in favor of es- tablishing minimum stan- dards for educational skills at various levels in the elemen- tary and secondary education of students. Mr. Johnson said he is prepared to stand for re- election on the sex education issue "It has to be offered by peo- ple who know all about he said, while suggesting that the school board provide parents with a classroom in each Officials okay terms of Taber water system plan TABER (HNS) Accord has been reached on the terms of an agreement providing for expenditures of up to million for the expansion of Taber's water supply system Estimated to cost just under million by consulting engineers in an initial study, the system falls into four general areas: raw water storage drawing from the irrigation system, to occupy some 60 acres of land some four miles south-west of Taber now own- ed by the Taber and St. Mary's irrigation districts es- timated cost including pump house facilities supply line from the 200 million gallon storage to the existing 130 million gallon storage reservoirs at the south Taber plant, for which the Taber MD has approved easements on existing district roadways estimated cost to the ex- isting treatment plant to dou- ble its capacity to meet peak demands of domestic and in- dustrial users estimated cost of a one million gallon fresh water storage reservoir at the treatment plant, to augment the gallon elevated tanks and the one million gallon storage in north Taber which will be served through the existing distribution system es- timated cost In ad.dition. costs of engineering services and land for the storage reservoir are estimated at for a total of Arrangements will now be made for the town council to obtain approval from the Local Authorities Board to borrow its half of the funds the other half will be paid by DREE under the Agricultural Service Centre agreement for which Taber is a designated community. Attending the Thursday evening meeting were W. F. Bill Gibbs from the Calgary office, Department of Regional Economic Expan- sion, M. T. Mike Yakemchuck of Alberta Environment, Ed- monton, and Walter Werenka of the consulting firm Reid, Crowther Partners, Calgary and their Taber associate Bent N. Madsen. Representing the town were Mayor Arthur H. Avery, coun- cillors Kenneth McDonald and Dennis Turin, and secretary- treasurer T. M. Anton. It is now expected that tenders for the various phases of the development will be called by year-end by DREE, with construction expected during spring and summer months. Long delivery equip- ment for the treatment plant will be placed on order at an early date to coincide with the installation schedule. school so they can hire a sex education instructor to teach their children the type of sex education they think should be taught in schools. He called for improved teacher performance because students are in a helpless situation if the teacher is not doing the job. Mr. Johnson expressed dis- appointment in the Alberta department of education for forcing school boards to borrow money at high interest rates for school construction when the province is sitting on a financial windfall from natural resources. Dr. McPherson claimed children are this community's greatest resource and their education shouldn't take se- cond place to anything. He applauded teachers of the public schools, suggesting that a substantial increase in salaries is in order for them. Mr Card, a trustee for the past 10 years, stated he would continue to make the depart- ment of education in Ed- monton aware of the needs of Lethbridge schools and to be cautious about making any decisions that affect local schools without first seeking out the opinions of people in this area. All candidates who have an- nounced their intentions to seek trusteeship in the Oct. 16 election and those who still have not committed themselves publicly must file nomination forms Wednesday at city hall The United Way is the answer to many problems of helping people, the Saskatchewan Red Cross com- missioner said Monday. Jack Lutes told a Lethbridge Rotary Club meeting at the Marquis Hotel the Red Cross is misunder- stood, like many United Way agencies. H operates 13 ser- vices, of which the blood donor service is the best known, he said. Blood given to the organiza- tion is the gift of life to many people. Lethbridge has the highest per capita donation rate in Alberta, he said. The Red Cross also rushes blankets to any residential fire in Alberta, and if people's possessions have been destroyed authorizes cash purchases on the spot, said Mr Lutes. It located 89 missing people in Aioerta in LOST FMMliKtMhrari 8 week old puppy, long silver black and white circled white tail Generous reward 3214936 r 328-2071 CwtHMdDt CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICU.DEIITM.IUI6. PHONE 2and3Bladed Sauerkraut CUTTERS A great way to use those cabbages. PRICED FROM Call 327-5767 DOWNTOWN PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd S Phone 327-4121 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DEMTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 NIAGARA CYCLO MASSAGE Announces tne opening