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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald- District Wednesday, September 25, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lone merchants lose the ear of council BILL GROENEN photo County scene Fog rolled across a field near Lethbridge recently, making a ragged line of fenceposts stand out like pickets watching against a nightmare invasion from the depths of the mist. Sparwood development planned by experts NATAL (HNS) McCarter. Nairne and Partners, community development planners, will report to the Sparwood municipal council its ideas for the short-range needs and future development of the community later this year. The firm began its study in April. Kaiser Resources has held discussions with the Sparwood council and the provincial government concerning the role each of the parties might take in future community development. Principal to speak at meeting CLARESHOLM (HNS) School Principal Dan LeGrandeur will take part in the Alberta Manpower Crisis Conference Oct. 6 through Oct 8 at Jasper. It is sponsored jointly by the provincial government and the Alberta Chamber of Commerce and is to produce recommendations upon which industry. labor and governmental groups may- act. According to Mr LeGrandeur, every industry in Alberta faces an extreme shortage of manpower The conference is closed to the public, he said. Willow Creek School Division trustees selected Mr. LeGrandeur for the conference so he can discuss the vocational training program he operates at the Willow Creek Composite High School here The Sparwood council already is developing a 60-lol subdivision with financial assistance from the provincial government. The company is developing a 100-unit mobile home com- munity at Sparwood. The company also plans to obtain land in Sparwood for the development of serviced lots. Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr., presi- dent and chief executive of- ficer of Kaiser Resources Ltd.. said the company's ob- jective is to work with the council and the provincial government to develop Sparwood into a permanent, solid community with proper recreational and entertain- ment facilities. "We believe that the policy of assisting our employees in acquiring their own homes is important to that end." The company has for several years granted forgiveable second mortgages to employees for the acquisi- tion of new homes. In the future, second mortgages also will be granted for the purchase of existing homes and for the acquisition of mobile homes. In addition, the company will institute an "interest equalization program" on an interim basis to assist employees with monthly payments on first mortgages on which the interest is 10 per cent or more. Cranbrook centre without director CRANBROOK (Special) Maureen Stephens, director of the East Kootenay Mental Health Centre since November, has been transferred, leaving the centre without a staff once again. The institution has been plagued by staffing problems since its 1967 opening. It will be operated by part-time staff members The present director has been transferred to the Williams Lake Centre and is to report there for work Oct. 1. The centre ran at full staff for half of 1973 but has ex- perienced severe staff shor- tages this year. In addition to the social worker director, the staff comprises Evelyn Forsyth. social worker; and Dr. Keith Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX. flmfetotf In observance of the Jewish Day of Atonement PROGRESS CLOTHING LTD. WILL BE CLOSED AlldayThurs.Sept.26 OPEN FOR BUSINESS as USUAL FRIDAY Sept, 27 in the morning. Pearce. a Calgary psy- chiatrist. He visits this area once a month. A full staff would include five full-time members: psy- chiatrist, psychologist, social worker, mental health nurse and boarding home case aide. Bill Phillips, former presi- dent of the Cranbrook branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, says "we certain- ly need all five." Even at full staff "they are spread very thinly. We can use a psychiatrist for the schools alone." He has sent telegrams to Health Minister Dennis Cocke and MLA Leo Nimsick re- questing the staff be brought up to "reasonable" strength. Expansion plans approved SPARWOOD -Dr. G. N. Beste of Fort Macleod. state deputy of the Knights of Columbus, will install the slate of St. Joseph the Worker Council Knights at a special mass in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church here Oct. 6. The new slate includes grand knight Milan Balog: past grand knight Ernie Far.tin: deputy grand knight Tom Craven; treasurer Les Owen; recorder John Lloyd; chaplain and lec- turer Rev. Tim Connolly: warden Marcial; advocate Tony Rafferty: inside guard John Kinncar: outside guard Eugene Ro- jek; financial secretary John Sikora; and trustees. Etlore Reghenas. Amenco Marcial and Archie Hobson. communion breakfast will be held for the knights and their partners at the Satellite Restaurant at Coleman after Ihe installation ceremonies Shower scheduled Wednesday Council has asked for additional information on natural gas. sewage and water services SPARWOOD Taber schools north of the Oldman River will not recess for the nine day Canada Winter Games being held in Southern Alberta Feb. 11 through 21. The decision was reached by the school trustees following an opinion survey to which. parents and teachers responded. The school year will con- tinue on the basis of past years for Vauxhall. Enchant and Hays schools, with a full Easter week holiday and a closing date of June 19. 1975. Previously announced for schools south of the river was the Feb. 11 through 21 closing of schools to accommodate the games The Easter holi- day is reduced to the Good Friday and Easter Monday- school closing. In order to make up the necessary teaching days. Taber. Barnwell, Chamberlain