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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Carclston AG officers re-elected CAUDSTON (HNS) Offi- ccrs ot the Cardslon Agricul- tural Society were re-elected at a recent public meeting, They arc Fciil president; Mike Shaw and Bill Reeder, vice-p residents and Mrs. Mildred Jensen sccreiary-lrea- surer. The secretary treasurer re- ported lhat activities of the ro- deo and [air realized a profit. Otto Tjornelund gave the re- port on tlic rodeo parade. He suggested that perhaps cash prizes would increase interest in the parade, rather lhan tro- phies. The suggestion was la- bled until a later The rodeo committee w'll hold a meeluig on Nov. I to further discuss plans ,ror the 1373 rodeo. Worth report seminar set for Oct. 23 FOREMOST (Special) County ol Forty Mile School Committee at its recent meet- ing set aside Oct. 23 for an in- depth discussion of the Worth Commission Report. The sem- inar will last all day, nnd Len Hancy a member of the Worth Commission from Picture Butte will take part in the discus- sions. T h e committee expressed thanks to all county teachers and administrators, especially physical educa t i o n teachers, .who had any part in encourag- ing students to take part in Ihe Summer Games held in Bow Is- land during August. It also au- n letter of thanks to be sent lo the Summer Games Committee. Because of problems of heat- Ing the Conqucrville School last winter, a decision was made to obtain high grade coal from Dnimheller. Frank Schile has been hired to join supervisor George Hoszell and Mike Drader on the County schools maintenance slaff. Textbook rentals for the 1972- 73 school year were increased by 51 in each division. Students in Grades 1-3 will pay Grades 4-6, Grades 7-0, ?10.00 and Grades 10-12, Because of lack ot tcacher- nges at the Manybcrries School, Ihe county has pur- chased the residence of Luther Evenscn. It will now he occu- pied by a primary kacher, Miss Gloria Siggelkow, Tueiiloy, Teplerober 17, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HIHAID Highways minister mum on road improvements SOD TURNED HIP Doug Slcwnrl (above hospital noard chairman Mike Slaven) (ccnlre) and MLA Leo Mm- sick lum the sod to start con- ilruclinn of Ihe new S2 mil- lion, Fcrnic hospital that will be complcled in 1973. Work began Monday. At left are scenic grounds on which Ihe hospital will be built in north Fcrnie. The single slcr rey, slalMm-Jrade huiWing. having no basement, will fea- ture the mosl modern of equipment. VERM DECOUX PHOTOS. FOREMOST (Special) Highways Minister Clarence Copilhomc, addressing a crowd- ed meeting of the Foremost and District Chamber of Commerce recently, made no promises lo Ws questioners concerning pos- sible road' improvements in the southern area. The minister was taken on a tour of roads in tlie County of Forty M i 1 e by representatives of the County Council and Chamber of Commerce, to ex- amine at first hand the roads that were considered by local officials to be of the grcalest priority. Ken Babe, Chairman of the Municipal Committee of the Country of Forty Mile, outlined to Ihe assembled group in the Legion Hall the priorities as they saw Ihem. There was un- animous agreement that sec- ondary road 879 north from Foremost to the junction, of Highway 3 near Bow Island was of primary importance. Ten miles were paved under the previous government, and there is a. pressing need for the com- pletion of the road. The Seven Persons to Orion road was also considered as be- ing important. The council was also in favor of improvements to Highway 61 and 3. Dave Berntson, representing the Chamber of Commerce road committee, endorsed Mr Jabe's recommendations fully. Olhcrs spoke of the urgency of completing the hard surfacing of the Bow Island road, as it was iii this town that the near- est medical facilities were available. Mr. Copithomc, in thanking he Chamber of Commerce and IXjunty Council for the oppor- unity of seeing the needs first land, stated thai he considered this to be more valuable than r e c e i v ing numerous written submissions in Edmonton which were often meaningless without a knowledge of Ihe area in qucslion. The minister added that he was attempting to obtain pas- sage of a five year budget for road improvements in Alberta, but had not been successful in doing so at the present time. Another attempt will be made lale in Octolicr. Mr. Copi t h o r n e recognized the importance of agriculture to the overall economy of Al- berta, and expressed the view that because of service centres such as Foremost must be kept viable. He strongly em- phasized that any future high way development must not con tribute in any way to the de- cline of such small towns. The minister conceded tha improvements to Highway 3 from Lcthbridge to Mcdicim Hat were high on the priorities it several groups with whom had met or was planning to ncet. Mayor Rcinhold Karl sug- gested that if the CPU weqt ahead with its plans to with- draw from the area in 1975, Im- )rovements to the roads would essential. Other speaker! questioned the degree of in- luence on such decisions by he CI'R lhat the provincial government had. The minister agreed that their influence to date had been slight. A surprise presenlation made by Mr. Copithorne on be- half of the provincial govern- ment, of a cheque for a recre- ation grant in the amount of The cheque was present- ed to Reeve Dan Vanden Berg and Councillor Russell Scratch for recreational improvements in several smaller communities within Ihe County, such as Hop- ing, E t z i k o m, Conquerville, Manyberrics and Orion. The meeting was chaired by Ewald Zielke, president of the Foremost and District Cham- ber of Commerce. CANADIAN IN ROLE TORONTO (CP) Canadian soprano Maria Pellegrini sings the title role in the Canadian Opera Company production of Aida during the 1972 season at the O'Kcefe Centre Sepl. 15-Ort. 14. Squabble over architect may result in Garrison ball to be held Oct. 13 FORT MACLEOD Receiving lop priority at the Fort Maclcod Centennial So- ciely's first fall meeting was the upcoming Garrison Ball. The event is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the F. P. Walshc school auditorium. It will coin- cide with (he anniversary of the arrival of the North West Mounted police lo the area. Leighton Buckivell, president of tlie society has named com- mittees to arrange the affair. He said, "A larger crowd is ex- pected Uiis year. Next year will mark Ihe official opening of the town's centennial year. Then in 1074, Ihe 100th anniver- sary of the founding of this comrmiuily will be history." New Feniie hospital under way FEFINIE (CNP Bureau) Sod turning ceremonies for the new Femie hospital were held on (lie hospilal site on the north side of Ihe lown last week and were altcnded by more than 100 local citizens and dignitaries. The new hospilal will be a CG hed single storey steel and con- crete struclure and will replace the Fernic Memorial hospital. The unit will cost about The contractor is F. of Vancouver. The hospital will have ten doclors phis affiliation with as- sociate doctors and isls. Administrator of (he hos- pilal is It. C, Williams formerly of Cardsron, Mrs. Edna Whelan will be nursing director. MO for the ceremonies was hoard chairman Mike Slavens of Femie. Speakers included Doug Stew- art HiP for Kootenay-Okan- agan; Leo Nimsick, MLA of Cranbrook; Lloyd Phillips, act- ing chairman of Regional Dis- trict of East Kootenay; Aid.. Rick Yerburgli representing the mayor of Fcrnie and board member Dob Craig. All speakers commended for- mer board members and res- idents of the district for their support in bringing to fruition (he new hospital. Hopes for o sod turning ceremony that would see a hospital in Spanvood was expressed bj several speakers. SMELL AND TOUCH Hunting under waler, Ihe Aus trnlinn platypus depends mainly on smell and touch for foot finding. SHLVANIA r worth having, ChraMatrix and Parma-Lock are two of the reasons. CliroMalrix picture lube made wilh raro phosphors gives the sharpest, raosl lifelike plcluro you can gel. Pcrma-Lock aulomalic lino liming r.ystcm gives pcifect color intensity, llcsh tones, rnnlrosl and bfiglilncss simply hy pressing one conlrol. Willcwv Creek council favors production tax for farmers CI-ABESHOLM (HNS) The ing lo a bylaw to reduce the lunicipal District Council of Villow Creek has passed a by- ay lo aL'opt the 1972 assessment lo used by Ihe assessor or the year 1973. Only about a dozen parcels .re to re-assessed next year. The district has purchased worth of the chemical mown as neguvon and ruilenc or Ihe prevention of warbcls in atlle from Ihe Alberta Asso- iation of Districts and Conn- ies this year. The chemicals are resold lo ranchers and armers through local vets at about cost. Willow Creek is an fficial warbel control district. Council approved [tie subdivi- ion of a number of farms hroughout the district and ap- proved short extensions of gas and power lines to serve dis- rict farmers. Council has given third read- speed limit in the hamlet of Woodbouse to 25 mph. This was done at the request of res- idents. Council also reduced the speed limit to 15 mph. at Clear Lake, cast of Slavely and Claresholm, and the Willow Creek park near Fort Macleod. Hoss Mouser of the Clares- holm district was appointed lo fill the vacancy on the Clares- holm Hospilal Board left by the resignation of Art Nelson. Councillors also appointed a new agricultural development committee to investigate appli- cations for government loans for purchase of land and pro- vide operating capital for farm development. The new commit- lee will consist of Wallace Daley, representing t'A; MD of Willow Creek; George Wolsten- holm of Nanton, business com- munity; Al Toly, of Claresholm, Copithorne visits CAMDSTON (IINS) Clar- ence Copithorne, minislcr of hwaySj along with the chief engineer and deputy engineer of the province made a tour of Highways 2 norlh and 2 south and Highways 501 while they visited Ihe Cardston district last week. Mr. Copithorne was the guest speaker at the supper meeting held hy (he chamber of com- merce. Four briefs were presented to the minister which included points: (he recommendation to re- build Highway 2 from Cardston Lo Canvay; give support to open the Canvay Port of Entry 2-1 hours a day; to pave Highway Efll from Kimball lo Del Bonita; give consideration to pub- lic transportallon to Cardston ami district. Cor hits crowd BERGAMO, Italy (Renter) persons were in hospi- tal Monday after a youth crashed his car into n re- ligious procession in the nearby village of Cnlcinalc. Police sail1 the car hit the procession at high speed lire youth was at by the crowd, hut man- aged lo escape. He (led and later gave himself irp to police. Mr. Copithorne was intro- duced hy a long-time friend, lennan Lindcr. A question and -inswor period followed Jlr. Copitliome's address. The Chamber is very optim- stic of (ho development of the requests made in the Briefs. The holds a meet- -ng open to Ihe public on the 'irst Friday o( every month. district, agriculturist; Art and John Housen- a, farm representatives. The councillors turned down request from a farmer east of Claresholm for a licence to operate a farm equipment out- let on liis farm. Council met with Halph Brown of the Association of Rlu- nicipal Districts anrf Counties recently to help in the prepara- tion of a submission to the gov- ernment in connection wilh as- sessment and taxation of farm properly. Councillors w er e in favor of relief from the educational levy heing given on the entire farm, as opposed lo only Ihe home parcel but felt a limit of the first of assessment should be sel. It was felt that all residences should be assessed regardless of location whether urhan or rural so that more uniform relief could be obtained if the education levy is removed from all residential property in 1973. However, they were not in fa- vor of assessing other farm buildings. It was felt Umt a pro- duction tax, though difficult to organize, would be acceptable to the farmer who would pay only when he had a successful year. Council was unanimous in ils agreement that equalization is necessary and no change should be made in present pro- grams of grants lo municipali- ties. The sales tax was also dis- cussed and it was felt there would have lo he exemptions for food and childrens clolhing and farm machinery. NATAL (HNS) The school- board of Ihe B'emic School Dis- trict may be facing a lawsuit for as a result of a disagreement between archi- tects and engineers over who may draw plans for schools. At (he last board meeting, board secretary E. T. Cham- bers read a letter received from the president of Hokhold Engi- neering of Vancouver offering to settle (he matter for Hokhold said it has been hold- ing back on any action against the Femie board pending the outcome of a legal case be- tween his company and the Cranbrook school board. It said as the courts have ruled in fa- vor of Ihe company, he is now offering to settle for the The disagreement arose when [he board hired Ihe Hokhok firm to (iraw up sketch plans for the Sparwood Elementary School in 19G9. When the plans verc submitted to the depart- f education for approval, the J.C. Architectural Association odged an objection, saying the plans were drawn by persons Tax recovery auction set TABER (HNS) Fifty-three parcels of land will go on the auction block Thursday, Nov. 30, under the provincial govern- ment's Tax Recovery Act. Dale lor the sale was set at a recent meeting of the Taber MD council when approval was given for advertising the par- cels in Tlie Alberta Gazette and the local weekly. Taxes on the properties to he offered for sale are three years in arrears. Any of the proper- ties may DD redeemed and re- moved from the sale roster by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs. An earlier offer by tender of the sale of a building lot in the hamlet of Barnwell drew no ap- plication. However, the lot near Highway 3 and the local rec- reation park is still available. It comprises a public reserve, the sale of which is authorized by the provincial planning board. RDEK zoning hearings set SPARWOOD (HNS) Public hearings will be set this monlh for six more zoning bylaws for the Regional District of East Kootenay. The HDEK started ils zoning with the Wasa Improvement District and the upper Elk Val ley. Because it had more than a year's worth of problems witli (he Elk Valley bylaw, it did nol proceed with more zoning unti this year. Now bylaws are pre- aared for the areas surround g Cranbrook and Radium ulch. Bylaws have now been forwarded to Ihe provincial government for approval. Directors Lloyd Phillips, Lloyd Sharps and Vernon Up- tu'U, with adminislrator Frank Bcrtoia and regional planner Alfred Miller, will attend Ihe hearings on bylaws for the Fer nie and Flathead areas. Direclors Vincc Downej (chairman of the boardO James Whiting and Don Slier ling, along with Mr. Bertoia and Mr. Miller, will hear re- marks on the Fort Sleele and Wycliffc areas. Directors Wayne Agncw Chris Madson and Roy Lnk< will sit with Mr. Bertoia ant Mr. Miller tin bylaws for (hi Invermere and Wilmer areas. Firm dates have not yet been set. vho were nol members of .ssocialion. Subsequently, the department of education did not grant ap- to the plans nnd the Fer- lie and Cranbrook school laarcte, both of which had orig- nally hired Hokhold, were for- ced to hire architects and ad- vised Hokhold Engineering they could no longer utilize the company's services. Hokhold Ihen initiated action for breach of contract against Cranbrook, apparently because it was larger of the Lwo contracts. At least two trustees said at the meeting they recalled Hole- hold- being nsked if it had an arcliilect on slaff and that tha reply was in the affirmative. However, the point in question is apparently whether or not the architect employed by the company was in fact a mem- ber of Ihe architects' associa- tion. At one point, Trustee Jack Pidgeon said the board should invesligale feasibility of insti- tuting a counter action, but (nislee Mrs. 0. McKenzic said that in the light of the judge's ruling against Cranbrook, there appeared to be little to gain "if we went through all that trou- ble." "At least if we initiate action, we won't be ftying back and forth to said Mr. Pidgcon. Final decision hy the hoard was to ask its secretary, E. T. Chambers, lo investigate fur- ther and report back. The 000 the engineering company is asking for is in addition to 030 the board paid in March of 1969 as a progress payment tor the drawings which it was pre- vented from using. 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