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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September THt LeTHBRIDGe HERALD Mounties fear cyclists, councillor alleges 'Jy D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Coun. Grant Day Monday night told his fellow town councillors he thinks the RCMP is afraid to ticket motorcyclists here. "Why aren't the police pick- ing up these fellows on motor- he said. "Why don't you ask the cor- poral when he is suggested Coun. Phil Hodnett. The RCMP officer in charge of the local detachment reports to council monthly. Mayor Charlie Edgar said the Saturday night speed show on main street here is getting ridiculous." "They easily go 40 or 50 miles an hour down main said Coun. Day. At the same time, Coun. Hodnett said he wanted a full report from the RCMP regarding an incident "of a week ago last Saturday." An RCMP member told the Lethbridge Herald when con- tacted after the council meeting that the incident referred to by Coun. Hodnett was a disturbance in a local bar that resulted in a few tipplers being removed from the scene. FRED BRADLEY PC official quits post to run Fred Bradley, president of the Progressive Conservative association for Pincher Creek Crowsnest. is resigning his post to become the second an- nounced candidate for the provincial PC nomination. Mr. Bradley, 25. is assistant manager of F. M. Thompson Co Ltd.. a Blairmore clothing firm founded by his great, great uncle and great grand- father in 1908. Gwen Gyulai, 37, free-lance writer and operator of the Buckhorn Guest Ranch, has already announced she will seek the Conservative nod at a nominating meeting Oct. 21 in Lundbreck at the Livingstone School Mr. Bradley is president of the Crowsnest Pass Citizens" Historical Society and a direc- tor of the Crowsnest Pass f'itizens" Tourist Association. Active in both the federal and provincial wings of the Conservative parry, he was president of the Blairmore Young Conservatives in 1966- 67 and has served as a regional director for the Alberta Young Conservatives. Elected president of the provincial association in January, he had served two terms as vice president. Winner of the nomination cor.tesl the next provin- cial election against incum- bent Social Credit MLA CharJtp Drain. One councillor referred to the incident as a "near riot." The RCMP member also said, regarding ticketing of motorcyclists, "if they run a stop sign or if they don't have a proper class licence, they are charged like anyone else." Bikers nabbed, constable says A Fort Macleod RCMP of- ficer in charge of the towns' detachment said Tuesday statements by town coun- cillors that the RCMP are "afraid to ticket motor- cyclists" are unjustified. Coun. Grant Day asked council Monday why speeding motorcyclists aren't picked up "I just ask this because I think the police are he said. RCMP Const. Jack Reader, officer in charge of the five man town force, said anyone who speeds is ticketed whether he is in a car or motorcycle. "I'm rather curious to know just what made Coun. Day say something like this. "We get complaints from people that vehicles are speeding, but there's a limited amount of time that can be spent on chasing Const. Reader said. He added the five man town force has other jobs to do besides chasing speeders. "I can't speak for Coun. Day. but we try to deter speeding by giving tickets. But that's not going to stop them if it did there would be nothing to worry said Const. Reader. The RCMP officer said he attends council meetings once a month and will be asking them about the statements. Tax written off FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night approved a motion by Coun. Ron Tilbe authorizing town secretary Roy White to cancel the 1973-74 taxes on a garage building owned by Inga Day of Fort Macleod. The building has been removed from her property. She wrote letters Sept. 15, 1973. and Jan. 30, 1974, protesting the tax assessment on the building, valued by the assessor at but said by the owner to be worthless and useless. Council agreed the taxes would amount to about for the two years and council decided to write it off. The assessor will be in- formed the building has been removed. Leonard Fnesen of Fort Macleod was given the go ahead to construct a cement block garage building here. Lot 11 on the north side of 15th St. west of 5th Ave. was sold to Robert Moses. Council will study a request from Canadian Western Natural Gas Company regarding a line it wants to place on pasture land near the industrial airport here. Mr. White says the company wants to tie the line in with another line but council says it wants to ensure that valuable land is not lost for a future subdivision. The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission will be given a copy of the town coun- cil meetings, as requested by planner Bill Mclntyre. Margaret Moses was given permission by council to con- duct fund raising drive here for the Gwen Moses Kidney Foundation. Gwen Moses, for whom the foundation is named, is paralyzed and blind and a patient at the University Hospital at Edmonton. She suiters from kidney disease. A local ceramics operator, granted a temporary licence by council recently, will not be permitted to erect a sign at her home advertising the business. Mayor Charlie Edgar says businesses of any- kind belong in the downtown business section. An incident regarding local citizen Bob Brown's power lines will be further studied by the secretary treasurer. Coun- cil debated whether it is responsible to pay a bill in- curred when power lines were replaced by a private electri- cian and not by the town's electrician. Councillors John Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zenith s new you Kind that much of sound you hear is harsh, in itating noise, then our nfw Directional hearing aid, the "Royal 0" could be just right 1or you. ThK comfortable aid brings you ctear. rich at a pteasant tevel as it aliens and reduces harsh unwanted background from the side and rear Comp m tor a demonstration of the "Royal 0" or any other aid 1rom Zenith's line of more 1 20 quaMy aids at no cost or obligation Batteries for all msfes of liearinq aid'; quality in hrtw LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. f. ft. LOSTta, HMrtm AM Helping ifte hardd hearing since 7943 Paramount Theatre BMg. Phone 32S-40M 327-2272 Davis and Phil Hodnett said a policy must be established whereby a "reasonable length of time" is set for replace- ment by town workmen. "If we are going to be responsible for every cockeyed wind that comes along, we are going to be responsible for a lot of said Mayor Charlie Edgar. "So the town shouldn't pay this asked Coun. Grant Day. "As far as I am concerned we said Mayor Edgar. "He should have phon- ed and got permission to get another electrician." Northern riders take ribbons Northern Alberta riders dominated the first annual Chief Mountain Competitive Trail Ride near Beazer, last weekend, 55 miles southwest of Lethbridge. Sponsored by the Chinook Arabian Horse Association of Lethbridge, the trail ride covered a distance of 40 miles over hilly terrain with wet bog obstacles. The 17 horses to start the ride were judged according to condition, time between check points, manners and soundness. Only one horse was forced to the side lines during the seven -'hour ride. Riders ranged in age from 13 years to the mid 60s. Avalon Laird of Lacombe was judged the overall winner with Merrill McDonald of Ed- monton judged reserve champion. Grant McDonald won the junior horse division. Bob Watt of Red Deer the lightweight and Helen Sigmundstad of Joliet. Mon- tana the heavyweight horse division. Fluoride vote turned down FORT MACLEOD Although at least one citizen here favors a plebiscite on whether or not this town should fluoridate its water supply, town council Monday night decided a vote on the measure will not be held with Oct. 16 municipal election. Council heard a letter from a local woman that requested holding a plebiscite on fluoridation. Council agreed with Coun. Ron Tilbe that insufficient lime remains before the vote to thoroughly explore the issue He said it takes time to put the facts and figures before the voters. Coun. Grant Day asked. "Why should the town go to the expense of putting in a plant 7, 1b ib 10. Grant IMI 99< 75' 15! II. 13. .M 3 ib average Escti iz. 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