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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta RECEIVES MERIT AWARD Tyce Vastenhout, left, of Bellevue, chairman of the Crowsnest Pass Emergency Measures Unif and co-ordinator for ihe village of Bellevue, was honored recently with ihe presenlalion of a certificate of merit by H. H. Hennie, director of EMO training at Edmonton. Mr, Hennie read o leMer of commendation to Mr. Vasfenhoul" from former attorney-general Edgar Gerhart. Mr. Hennie praised Mr. Vas- tenhouf for his fine efforts, slating such work is not fully appreciated by communities un- til o disaster strikes. Decaux Pholo Mrs. White heads committee to study school boundaries Monday, September 17, THE 1ETHBRIDGE HLRALD 3 million in school construction needed in booming Fcrnie area by 1972 NATAL (IfNS1) Trustees of the Fernie school district authorized tlie district superin- tendent of schools to employ an additional halftime kindergar- ten leacher for the Sparwood Elementary School. Enrolment at the kindergar- ten is D6. The youngsters are attending classes under Mrs. G. Borsato. Secrctary-t rcasurcr E. Chambers told the board pre- liminary acceptance has been given for new facilities for the school year. The pro- jected enrolment in that term is expected to exceed in the district. The total of new construction to take care of the increase amounts to almost S2V4 million. Planned in [he preliminary proposal ii a new elementary school for Sparwood costing million; increased indus- trial education and home eco- nomics facilities at the Spar- wood Secondary School costing million and the addition of a one-half size gymnasium at the Elkford Elementary School. The beard also authorized district superintendent of schools lo employ an additional teacher for the Elkford Ele- mentary School when it be- comes necessary. The school has now 73 students and three teachers, but 25 additonal trailer lots are soon to be available in that community which could bring the enrol- ment to a higher level. The matter of housing for teachers at Elkford was discussed by the board nnd a committee was struck lo talk to Cominco au- thorities about housing for teachers in the new communi- ty. A trailer formerly located at Sparwood was hauled lo Baynes Lake lo provide teach- erage for that school. It was replaced with a used trailer purchased for Sfi.OOO. The board decided lo set the rent on this new trailer at per month or at on a 10-month basis. The hoard received a pclilion from 21 people requesting the restoration of bus service from Elkview. Under existing policy the board is unable, with one exception, to bus students with- in the City of Kernie or within the township of Spanvood. The request was denied. A similar request was turn- ed down from two families in the vicinity of Tip Inn Mntel in Sparwood requesting bus trans- portation lor secondary school students. The lowest hid of five was accepted for a new 67-passen- ger bus. The bid at SH. without a trade was that of In- ternational Harvester Com- pany. The. retired bus is to be offered for sale by tender with a reserve bid. The board also decided lo make applica- tion for the purchase of an ad- dilional 67-passengcr bus lo re- lieve the three-run schedule on routes east of Femie. Pregnant teachers: must they resign? CLARESHOLM K. White will head a commit- tee to study how the boundaries of the Willow Creek school sub- divisions can he "straightened out lo improve the bus service" and for "more realistic" voting areas based on schools' use. Trustee Bob Lindsay, mem- ber of the boundaries commit- tee, suggested ways the boun- daries of the sub-divisions could be straightened out and elimin- ate a number of "zig zag" jogs and make it possible lor rate- payers to vote in the district in which their children attend schools. Trustee Agnar Johnson er- presscd concern that his sub- division might be reduced. He told this reporter after the meeting that "the border lines were formed years ago when small school divisions were grouped together to make larg- er ones He added, "The border lines have not much bearing as to which town school kids go lo. They go to whichever is clos- est." Trustee Bob Lindsay, in a statement after the meeting, said: "My reason for wanting to straighten out the boundar- ies is lo improve the clcctorial district it really doesn't r-.ake sense some ranchers vote in the Stavely area when Seminar planned CLARESHOLM (HNS) A seminar on reading will be held October 5 for teachers of the grade one, two and three level. The seminar will deal with the Language Experience Program, according to school supcriiilen- denl Hugh Ross, and will be at- tended by leaelwrs in the Wil- low Creek School Division. The Willow Creek School Board has approved (he hiring of an additional teacher for the junior high school at Fort Mac- leod because of an increase of 60 students this year. A total of 125 Indian students are attending classes at Fort Macleod wilh many transferred from Pinchcr Creek where the school is operaling at student capacity. their children go lo Claresholm schools people should vote where their children go to school otherwise what good is their representation ray reason is not to increase any area or take away from any other subdivision." Council seeking tree replacement C L A H E SHOLM (HNS) the town office, for correction Claresholm Town council has of any error or ommission in passed a motion to take whal- i the voters' list, ever action is necessary lo have The Chamber of Commerce is Uie Alberta Government Tele-: sponsoring a "political.forum" where candidates can express (heir views and be asked ques- tions on October 4 at 8 p.m. at phones replace a number of trees which have died on the boulevard in front of their prop- erty here. Tests on the sped-' the elementary school (rynmasi- mens of the dead trees indicate j they died due to loxicity in the root system. I It is believed herbicides were used on the ACT parking lot to keep down weeds and this may have spread out into top soil of the boulevard and the land- scaped area of the Fire Hall By PAUL ANDERSEN Herald News Service CLARESHOLM The Willow Creek school board had a long discussion on an "unwritten policy" of requiring teachers to resign when they become preg- nant. George Willis said: "We should stick to the policy hand book." Mrs. K. White affirmed: "We don't give leave of absence for pregnancy." A doctor's certificate will be required for any leacher who wants to work after Die sixth month. George Willis of Slavery said: "No one is irreplaceable we have always interpreted the policy that way." Frank Eden, trustee from Fort Macleod, said: "I don't think we have a He added, "Ihe point I'm trying to make Is the policy handbook leaves it open for us lo bring in a substitute. We have no poli- cy that a teacher has lo resign because of pregnancy." Superintendent H. R. Ross re- marked: "I think the kids are going to gain by the teacher coming back. The teacher might only be absent a month dents awards, school pholo- and a half or two." One observed: "We have al- ways had an unwritten policy that when a teacher is preg- nant she be asked to resign." Mr. Eden countered by say- ing: "Just because we have made mistakes in the past doesn't say we have lo keep on." The matter will be discussed further by the policy handbook committee comprised of trus- tees George Willis of Stavely, Gerald Loree of Parkland, Ag- nar Johnson of Granum, Super- intendent Ross, and principals Andrew Nowicki of Fort Mac- leod, Horace Gray of Clares- holm and Michael D'Andrea of Fort Macleod. They will also try ajid estab- lish a policy as to sick leave for secretaries and other employ- ees. They will also try and work out a policy on the use of school buses for trips for such events as sporls and extra curricular activity. The policy handbook commit- tee mil be asked to make de- cisions and bring recommen- dations on such matters as stu graphs of individual students, correspondence -ourses, staff side leave for pay purposes and leave of absence. Hockey group loses leader CLARESHOLM (IfNS) Clareslwlm's Minor Hockey As- sociation has lost its president Roy Miller who has moved to B.C. Don Leible, secretary of the association, said he expects an election for a new president will be held soon. The associa- tion lost one of its coaches last summer with the death of Cliff Symonds Marcus Heck and Clarence McMillan are leaders in Ihe as- sociation in coaching the young hockey players. Police stop more clri vers CARS campaign is rolling the Canadian Arthritis and NATAL (HNS) Mrs. Betty Dufour of Spanvood has an- where a large evergreen tree nomiced Ihe local campaign for has also died. In other news, polling for the October 13 municipal election will he held in the I.O.O.F. Hall this year. In past years the voting has been done in the Office but due to increased number of voters more room was needed. There will be three and per- conduct tlie canvass for the i ler will conduct the canvass in Wilson Creek Trailer Court. tlie Elk Valley. Margaret Walker, Emma Adachi will baps four polls this year. An advance poll will be held Octo- I her 6, 7 and 8 in the town office from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A list of electors has been posted in the town office, the post office and at Mike's Barber shop. Electors may apply to the Municipal Sec- retary, Thomas Buchanan at Five canvassers, Sheila Lit- lle, Janet Matt, Helen Latka, Gris anil Yokiye Rheumatism Society is under Marie Beranek and Judy Koz-I cover the canvass in Natal way. It will end at the end of this month. The quota set lor the Spar- wood Elkford area this year is The annual raised last was well in excess of year 5750. Since Hie last campaign the Village of Elkford has been added to the canvass area, and the population of Spanvood has increased significantly, the campaign organizer anticipates the quota can be met and ex- ceeded. Mrs. Betty Dufour is assisted by Mrs. Barbara Taplin. She is organizing the canvass in Elk- ford. Volunteer canvassers w h o will be calling from door-to- door in Spanvood are Bev Downey, Margaret Sofko, Bea Mogielka, Sybil Peebles, Mary Mitchell, Carol Walmsley, Em- ma Chala, Lucille Hybachuk, Poll DeLuca. Molly Doratly, Valerie DePaoli, Margaret Sa- Bigfork, Mont., will visit the j vilow, Joyce Yandon, Mary Frank Kops to see Lions BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Frank Kops, District Gover- nor of Lions district 37D from Blairmore Lions Club at a supper meeting Oct. -1 at the Turtle Mountain Hotel in Frank. All members are urged to attend the meeting. Chala, Gayle Travis and Dina De Paoli. The Spar Del Trailer Court will be covered by Gina De- Anna while Jerry Oliver will Progress made in treatment of cancer in children MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) There was no Christmas-in- July party this year at St. Jude Children's Research Hos- pital, the first time in eighl years it was skipped. In pasl years Ihe which specializes hospital, children wilh incurable diseases, espe- cially leukemia, held Iwo Yule- lide celebralions, one in July and another in December. But the midsummer one was passed over this year, elimi- nated by progress made in the treatment of cancer in chil- dren. It was once true that most leukemia victims lived only about four to six months after diagnosis, but that's not true Dr. Donald Pinkel, medi- cal dircclor of the hospital said in an interview. In the hospital's most recent study group, 19 of the 31 chil- dren wh- were treated have re- mained free of leukemia for three years. "Our experience is that if a child remains free of leukemia for three years after treatment, he goes on to five Pin- kel said. The American Cancer Soci- ety says a person who sur- vives five years after treat- ment can be considered cured. in crackdown CALGARY (CP) A tough- er policy of enforcing driving laws has begun by city police. They hope to reduce an increas- ing rate of traffic fatalities in 1971. There have been 29 Fatalities this year compared with 26 in 1970." Under the new policy, police will stop more drivers lo check Ihcir operator's licence and the mechanical condition of their car. Staff inspector Jack Davies of the traffic department said the policy will also mean more charges against drivers making wrong turns, changing lanes when it's unsafe and not sig- nalling action which he said are Ihe cause of accidents. "Drivers are getting a little loo he said. HEAD COUNT SPAflWOOD (HNS) Ac- cording lo the preliminary head count at June 1. 1971, the pop- ulation of Sparwood is 2.99C. Fi- nal figures will be released later. Company receives grant then lavs off workers j SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) Mr. Marchand said the letter Union official Robert Saumure says a company given a federal grant to create 75 jobs here has decided instead to lay off 300. In a letter to Jean Marchand, regional economic expansion from Mr. Saumure had not been received in Ottawa, and he coultl not comment immedialely on Ihe allegations. The spokesman said, how- ever, lhat it is possible Cana- he United Steelwork- Iiigcsoll-Rand has received ers of America official said Ca- nadian Ingei'soll-Dand received a federal grant of 5220.558 in March, 1970, to create 75 jobs, but the company has decided lo close its foundry. i The letter, made public j Thursday, said the company j had BOO workers at the time of I little money lo date. Tabcr Times aware TAHEtt (IKS) A. E. tlie grant and has 440 now, but: Bruises, Albcrla lire commis- only will be left when the j sionrr, has announced a gov- founrlry clones at the end of Ihe eminent annual award for year. weekly newspapers supporting "Instead of creating 75 jobs Fire Prevention Week will be wilh your Canadian In-; prcsenled lo Ihe Tal.er Times, gcrsoll-Hand is creating .100 new j published by George unemployed." Mr. Smnnnre urged Ihe minis- ter lo ''inlcrvene as quickly as1 class, possible and clean up this af- The awards arc Ihe per-! lair." polual properly of the winning In Ottawa, a spokesman lor newspapers and will remain in their offices, a public expres- sion of their concern for the The paper won Ihe award the and over ciraila'.ion FORT MACLEOD HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Graduates of Iho F. P. Walsbe High School at Forl Macleod (jollier Jar a roccnl bniiqucl in Iho Forl Macleod Elb Holl lo liopr former highways minister Gordon Taylor and Dr. Robert Patterson of Ihe deparlmcnl of education speak, Swiharl Pliolo. Schools in red WASHINGTON lAPI Two hundred colleges and iini- versilics will run out of cash within a year, and if Ihe tri'nd continues 3B5 schools could go broke within a decade, an Asso- ciation of American Colleges study shows. safely of Ihoir renders. IJKTI'IIN MOW. NDIIMCTORII (1INS) _ Mr. and Mrs. Alhin Krai of West Germany have rclurncd home after spending the summer wilh Iheir son Floy Krai and family. SERVICE RECOGNIZED Edward Walsh was recently honored for his service lo the County of Forly Mile. He ii shown above, righl, receiving his 15-year pin from Muni- cipal chairman Ken Babe. Lake development project continues CRANBKOOK (Special) preh'minaries to pos- sible development by Ducks Unlimited of square-mile Lake Elizabeth on Cranbrook's southwest fringe have con- tinued quietly through the sum- mer. Working wilh DU on the potential is the Fish and Wild- life Service. Mapping of boliom contours with use of airboat was a ma- jor part, vilh maximum depth during a dry summer after a wcl spring a small eight-root pool, hut in general a depth av- erage of a couple of feet with soft mud botlom. Wide depth variation during the year is the main delerrenl to its use by migratory water- fowl as a major breeding ground. A'esls can either flood or rise high above water level, which can prevent hatch or re- sult in only minor fledgling survival. To become a good breeding ground on the flyway the lake depth, fed by Jimsmith Creek, must have some conirol measures. Envisioned eventually i 5 temporary draining of the square mile of bullrushes with seasonal lagoons, then estab- lishment of dirt islands for safe nesling through partial control of flow in and out of Ihe lake. Delicate ecology chain in the lake is essentially excellent i from algae through insects to I shorcbirds, waterfowl and muskral. DU and FWS personnel have cut water paths through bull- rushes in their investigation and have also set up observa- tion tables toward further plan- ning. One of Cranbrook's Opportu- nity for Youth projects in sum- mer was grounds improvement Confederation Park public picnic site in thinning shore bush and cutting weeds. 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