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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Discuss Airstrip Project By ROSS CHID Herald News Son-ice TABER Support for the improvement of a privalely- airstrip in southwest Taber was given open consid- eration, but no action was taken, at a recent meeting of the Tabcr MD council. Requesting MD co-operation lo have the small air landing runway hard surfaced were its owner William E. Valgardson and MLA Doug- las Miller. Pertinent comments made at the meeting were: Mr. Valgardson would be willing to let anyone use the strip that at present is bein used by others including gov eminent officials, businessrne with interests in the area, ant occasionally for air ambulant service. Heeve Nephi J. Jensen fel that the government would no spend money to develop a pri vate interest. MLA Miller was aware o this, and Uiat highways minis ter Gordon E. Taylor had sug gested (hat some arrangemen be made on the local govern ment level prior to seeking pro- vincial government support. Council members perhapi the Town of Taber take over the air strip in order to ge some work done on it by thi provincial government. Mr. Valgardson had ap proached the town in the pas but "they never seemed to be interested." Would be willing to turn the strip over to the torn as long as he was still able to use it. Deputy reeve Clarence M Jespersen was of the opinion that the by land ing strip is too small to mes Department of Transport spec ificalions, and that the town was looking elsewhere for air landing facilities. Mr. that the strip is small but very handy for small aircraft. Mr. Miller as far as he Is concerned, Taber shoulc have some sort of an airport It would "cost plenty" to builc one out of town. The council was in agrce- emnt that an airport would be an asset to the town and dis- trict, was undecided if ths Val- gardson strip is in or out ol town (area recently and proposed some further though indefinite action on the request. pegs MYERS STUDENT COUNCIt Responsible for the student activities at W. R. Myers Senior High School at Taber are the executive officers of the school's student council, left lo right: Roy Krahn, staff student adviser; Dennis Kunimoto, first vice-president; Eric Evanson, student council president; Brenda Ferguson, treasurer; Ken Zelenka, first ice-president, and Judy Brezovsld, secretary. Gibb photo Roundup Of District News To Clean Ditch COALDALE (HNS) The St. Mary River Irrigation District will clean the drainage ditch on the east side of Coaldale soon as requested by council. The ditch is clogged. There- fore water is not draining prop erly. The town also was lolrl b; the SMRID if the town wishec Liberals Meet Oct. 10 CR A N BROOK (Special) Rogers Pass east end has been selected by Okanagan Koote- nay Liberals as the site for an Oct. 10 convention. The reconstituted riding runs from Kingsgate and Newgate to Mica Dam, then southwest to Venion and Kalamalka Lake In the 1963 election it named Liberal Doug Stewart of Kim- berley iLs member of Parlia- ment. A s s o c i a lion president Ken Christiansen of Vernon reports election of association officers will follow the early afternoon executive meeting. The new of- 'icers will then preside over a major membership fimction, se- ecting six delegates and six alternates to attend the na- tional Liberal Policy Conven- tion at Ottawa Nov. 20. 21 and 22. The Rogers Pass parley will >e held in the Golden Civic Centre. Golden Liberal Association president Stan Lim is chairman or committee arrangements or the convention and the so- Jal events it will include. lo put in a larger culvert in Uiat particular ditch it may do so. During sudden storms and spring run-off the water may now back through the proposed culvert into the town area. It could be expected even with a larger culvert. Centre Tenants NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Bill Tanner of Greenwood Shopping Centre reported negotiations are moving along nicely with prospective tenants for the cen- tre. Close to completion and an- nouncement of participation are a bank, dry goods retailer, hardware chain, drug store, dry-cleaner laundromat, bar- ber shop, beauty cafe and chain grocery. Inspects Vehicles TABER (HNS) The de- partment of high ways motor vehicle inspection unit is in Ta- ber for the second lime this year. Located on 50th Ave. north of the hospital, the unit is being operated by a Hires man staff from a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, from a.m. to noon and from 1 lo 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wed- nesday and Thursday, and from to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. No Dogs, Pets COALDALE (HNS) Coal- dale trailer residenls are to re- ceive a list of regulations from he town. Council decided recently the move was necessary. New rules added to the exist- IN LETHBRIDGE: 613 4th Avenue South ing regulations were: dogs pets will not bo allowed; trailers must be skirted an the skirting painted the sam color as the trailer within 3 days; no undue noise will b tolerated after 11 p.m. The town owns about eigl trailer sites on the west end town. Councillors are giving co: slant consideration to anothi location. The questions repea edly asked are where wliether town-owned or by pr vale developers? The final d cisions have not yet been mad Must Apply COALDALE (HNS) Tm council wants all organizatior hoping to canvas for funds town to make application or a ply to council of their inte dons. A letter was received froi the Goodwill Club of the Me nonite Conference Church seel ing permission lo conduct campaign Sept. 23 for the C nadian Arthritic and Rheuma tism Society. Council gave permission an commended the group for tak ing the correct procedure. Benefit Shower CCUTTS (HNS) A coin munity benefit shower wa held in the Coutts Civic Ccn tre for Uie John Baczuk family who recently lost everythii! in two fires within five days A large crowd was presem Musical numbers provided th entertainment for the evening Mrs. Baczuk received man: useful gifts, a hand-quill ed quilt and also a sum o money. There will be no thank yoi cards sent out so Mr. and Mi's Barauk would like to thank ev eryone for all their help and kindnesses and gifts received Honor Couple COWLEY (HNS) A dance was held recently in the Cow- ley Community Hall to honor Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gray. A large number of family, friends and neighbors turnec out to offer their congratula- tions and best wishes on the occasion of their recent wed- ding. Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. A. Cockton of Lcthbridge, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Len Gray of Calgary. Dancing to the music of the Western Airs of Champion made a most pleasant evening. Hillsview Wl COUTTS (HNS) The Hills- view Womens Institute held its first meeting of the fall season at the home of Mrs. Nick Bi- anchi with 11 members and one guest present. Kits of pamphlets from the department of youth, Facts on Drugs, were distributed to the members. Two boxes of good used clothing were sent lo the Sal- vation Army. Miss Yvonne Hopkins, dis- trict home economist from the Medicine Hal district, showed film on home freezing. Arthritis Campaign Wednesday COALDALE (HNS) The one-day campaign blitz for the Canadian Arthritis and Rheu- matism Society will be con- ducted Wednesday, Sept. 23, by the Goodwill Club of the Coal- dais M e n n o n i t e Conference Church. Members will begin canvass- ing in the afternoon with a con- centrated effort made from 5 to 9 p.m. It is the first time a canvas for this society has been held here. Co-chairman for the blitz are Mrs. John Rempel and Mrs. Jako Andres. Dust Spurs Complaint NATAL, B.C. (HNS) A group of citizens from upper Sparwood met with council re- cently to protest the dust situa- tion on a portion of Pine St. from where it turns at the senior citizen housing to the top of the hill. Twelve women and two men were in the group who met with Mayor John Thomson. Twice daily watering of the street is a possibility. The problem of cars speeding along that section will be dis cussed with the local RCMP. Also discussed was Uie lack of storm drainage in certain areas. The mayor was able to assure those concerned that an improved drainage system will be slarled soon. Monday, Stptember 21, T970 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD 3 Miss Hopkins the way to use then showed a fondue dish and explained how to prepare food to be cooked. She also supplied recipes for fondue sauces. A number of booklets were listed that are available from the department. Mrs. Bob Uulit was chosen lo IK representative delegate of District of the AW1 Confer- ence, lo be Ireld at Warner 23. Used clothing for Unitarian Service is lo be brought to the October meeting. It will be Iicld in tlie afternoon at Mrs. Nor- man Archibald's home. Mrs. iiob Hilit won the lea prize. Rehabilitation Course Set For Sept. 30 CLARESHOLM Enthusi- asm for the 2% week course on rehabilitation which is being offered by the Calgary General ospital beginning Sept. 20 vas expressed by the trustees jf the Willow Creek Clares- holm Auxiliary Hospital Board. Approval was given for s member of the nursing staff to ttend the full course and board lembers were encouraged to ttend the initial three days of le course. The Willow Creek Claras- olm Auxiliary Hospital has provided rehabilitation services mder the direction of Dr. D. C. ilair, who heads Ihe program, or Ihe past several months, and many are taking advan- age of Ibis excellent opportun ty. A report on the conditions revaihng in Blunt's Nursing ome in Fort Maclcod was ven by Mr. Perrin, nursing ome committee member. The appointment of Mrs irma Malchow as head house- eeper for the hospital was lade effective Sept. I. The attendance of Mrs. A. M ale at Uie adminislralor's in ilutc in Banff from Oct. 18 to 23 was given Ihe board's ap proval. Faculty Tost For Linda Foiig TABER Fong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fong, Tabcr, has been appoint- ed one of two sludenl mem- bers of Ihe facully of arts and science scholarship committee, University of Lcllibridgc, for 1970-71. Miss Fong, a third year Eng- lish major, was also named re- cently to the Dean's Honor Roll. She attained a grade point average of 3M out of a possible 4.00 points. No Takeover Of Curling COALUALE HNS) 'Hie Town of Coaldale and the southern county recreation board are in no position to take over the Coaldale Curling Club now or guarantee curling this winter. The club was informed of the decision. The matter of purchasing building will be considered when it is 1971 budget time. The club had offered the cur- ling rink to the town or the recreation hoard earlier. Serious financial difficul- ties forced the curling club to make the offer. Measles Vaccine Program Wins Spar wood Grant Offers Concession TABER (HNS) The Taber Curling Club is seeking the ser- vices of a contractor to oper- ate its concession booth in the west wing of Taber's recreation complex. Tenders are called, and bids will be opened after the closing date of Friday, Oct. 9. Appli- cations should be submitted to club secretary Wayne Taylor, Taber. NATAL, B.C. IIINS) At the last meeting of the council of the District ot Sparwood, council decided to participate in the East Koolcnay Health board Rubella measles vaccine program with a contribution of The health board has a limit- ed budget for such a program and will probably he able to providt vaccine for Grade 6 girls and for all youngsters iji Grades 1 and 2. Their budget may provide enough vaccine also for Grade 3. The purpose of the additional contribution from council is to supplement the free vaccine and extend the program to as many youngsters in the district as possible. Norm Wilson, manager for B.C. Telephone Company in region, was present to inform council that it lias been neces- sary for the company to change its plans for the new exchange building for Sparwood. Tile originally-planned build- ing was a prefabricated struc- ture. A new building is being designed. Mr. Wilson presented an architect's sketch. It will be built of cinder block. Council offered to purchase 100 acres of land from Crows Nest Industries. The land, which is aiToss Highway .1 from the present townsitc. is required for further develop- ment of residences in the com- munity. Efforts lo negotiate to dale with Ihc owner of tho land have failed to produce re- sults. The offer made was per acre. Tile performance bond for new shopping centre for Sparwood has been received by council's lawyer in Calgary. Council also set the date for the zoning bylaw public hear- ing as Friday, Sept. 25 at council chambei-s in Natal at 7 p.m. Council has indicated a special meeting can be set up rapidly to give consideration to the plans. Construction can commence the day the plans are approved. CANCEL MEETING TABER (HNS) The an- nounced T a b e r Chamber of Commerce luncheon meet i n g with Hon. Gordon E. Taylor, minister of liighways and tour- ism for Wednesday, Sept. has been cancelled. Arrangements have been made for an evening dinner meeting with Mr. Taylor at p.m. Wednesday Oct. 23. WITH COLOR TV Beautiful Contemporary styled console in genuine oil finished Walnut Veneers. HOW MUCH? COME IN AND BARGAIN FOR THE BEST PRICE Conrarf Plelto 236 13lh SI. N.-IETHBRIDGE Phono 32B-2235 or 328-6964 COAtDAlE, Alberto Phone 345-3272 CLOSED AIL DAY MONDAY OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Tilt 9 P.M. ;