The Expositor from Brantford, Ontario, Canada on December 11, 1979 · 15
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The Expositor from Brantford, Ontario, Canada · 15

Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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Tuesday, December 11, 1979
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Firm wants to update abandoned gas lines By CHRIS BLYTHE Expositor correspondent LANGTON — A scheme to reconstruct abandoned gas lines to sendee the township of Norfolk was presented to the township council on Monday The proposal was put forward by Natural Resource Gas Limited a firm based in Aylmer The company recently bought the assets of the Media Gas company which formerly used the gas line network in the township Steve Barlow president of Natural Resource Gas Ltd asked council to sign an agreement that would allow the company to assume control and maintenance of the old Medina Ikies in the area Bulk curing systems are putting strain on local feeder lines LANGTON— Bulk curing lystems for tobacco in the Township of Norfolk have placed a strain on Ontario Hydro’s feeder lines servicing the area At a meeting Monday the township council was notified fay Hydro that it is doing a study of the Tillsonburg power distribution area with the aim of increasing power to the tobacco growing areas Langton and the western portion of the Township of Norfolk are part of the Tillsonburg power area The township was requested by Hydro to appoint two councillors to represent it in any dealings with Hydro Councillors Walter Van Laeken and Joe De Vos were appointed to the positions Mayor Clarence Abbott said the increase in the use of the bulk curing systems was placing a strain on the lines and in some esses causing transformers to overheat in the summer months "It's a real problem in toe southern areas” be Said Hydro plans to link the Tillsonburg transformer station which now draws from a 115 kilo-volt line to a 230 kitovdt line It is expected if the feasibility study proves favorable that the power may be available to the fall of IMS Ontario Hydro’s Simcoe district manager Arthur Batty said Hydro has also installed a new power supply from Frogmore to Cultus to accommodate toe increase from tobacco curing systems He said that previous to this it had installed a temporary transformer station in toe Township of Norfolk Demand to electrical power this year in the Norfolk area was fighter than usual Mr-Batty said since the blue mould epidemic caused a good deal of tones Eventually the Norfolk area will have a tooped-feed system which will permit the area to be fed from two power sources he said In the meantime Mayor Abbott said some formers may have to took Into setting up their own auxiliary power systems to tobacco curing Budget won’t have Yule cheer OTTAWA (CP) — The government’s anticipated commitment to reduce federal spending and increase energy costs in today’s budget could further erode declining Progressive Conservative popularity with the electorate Finance Minister John Crosbie has already predicted many Canadians will be unhappy at least initially with the budget he presents to Parliament and to a live television audience at 8 pm EST Road closing to be discussed DELHI — Residents of Normandale will meet here today - with Norman Patrick the regional director of the minstiy of natural resources to discuss the closing of the old Normandall Road Delhi Mayor Arnold Sayean announced the meeting Monday night at a meeting of Delhi council The residents have approached council on two occasions to have the road reopened after it was closed in October United By DAVID JUDD Esposito Staff Writer SIMCOE - Norfolk United Way officials are confident that this year’s fund-raising campaign will go over the top Total collections currently stand at $126172 which represents 95 per cent of the drive's 1979 goal of $132081 campaign chairman Fred Dougas said Monday The addition of last-minute donations and interest on savings should bring the total amount raised to the fund's 15 member agencies to $135000 he said Mr Barlow said the company to date had spent more than $100000 at the Medina system mostly to replace old metal pipe with new four-inch plastic pipe He said the company plans to expand its system within the next 12 months hut must first seek the approval of various municipal councils The council was skeptical of the proposal since it believed toe system operated by the Medina company was inefficient The council at one point appeared before an Ontario Energy Board hearing to protest toe service Mayor Clarence Abbott said at the tone when Medina was operating toe pipelines that up to 30 per cent of the $s The budget is not expected to contain a $2-billion income tax cut promised by Prime Minister Clark during the May 22 election campaign because Crosbie says the government cannot afford it Instead motorists likely will be faced with an increase in the gasoline excise tax to about 30 cents a gallon from seven in a bid to encourage conservation Home owners are expected to be allowed to deduct part of their mortgage The road which runs through the Turkey Point Provincial Park was deeded to the ministry in October ifter an alternate road was constructed to link regional road 10 with Normandale Residents however say the new road causes them to drive 2 Vi miles farther than the old rente Following a special meeting of the public works committee it was decided the read would remain dosed until insurance problems could be worked out between the ministry and the township Way may go over the Simcoe Fort Dover and Long Point have all passed their objectives helping to bring toe campaign among urban areas to 85 per cent of its $32400 target Present standings with each community’s goal given in brackets are as follows: Simcoe $9120 ($9000) Port Dover $7327 ($6800) Long Point $701 ($300) Delhi $8040 ($7000) Port Rowan $946 ($1000) and Jarvis $2729 ($3800) Mr Douglas pointed out there is still time to Waterford residents to make their donations at Townsend Pharmacy on Alice Street No bouretobouse campaign was conducted in Waterford this year and piped tlsough the system was being lost because of poorly maintained lines Coun Robert Causyn was also concerned that the gas which Natural Resource Gas would obtain In the township would he sold there and not in other parts of the company’s distribution system He said he doubted whether Mr Barlow and his group could do any better than Metona Mr Barlow said he needed council’s approval to go ahead with the project before he could approach the Ontario Energy Board for a hearing into the pmposaL He said his company was interested in supplying gas to toe tobacco fazmen in toe area for their curing systems Coun Joe DeVos said he had at one tone been talked into converting his kiln yard service over to natural gas by the Medina company and had spent &000 laying a pipeline only to find the company did not have enough pressure far its lines to accommodate his curing operation The council told Mr Bartow it would not sign any agreement with his company without firk reading it over and thinking about it “Once bitten twice shy” said Mayor Abbott The movie maker Former By WAYNE ROPER Expositor Staff Writer PARIS — Anyone watching the hour-long children’s special on CBC on Saturday called Ida Makes A Movie might have misted the producer’s name — or might not have been familiar with it Linda Schuyler produced toe special through toe production company Playing With Time Inc which she founded with director Kit Hood who worked with Walt Disney Productions in London before moving to Canada 10 yean ago Ms Schuyler to a daughter of former Paris mayor Jade Bawcutt and Mrs Baw-cutt who are rather excited about their daughter’s success in the film industry after she abandoned her profonton as a school teacher interest payments and property tax from income tax but opposition boosing critics say the steady rise in interest rates will wipe out much of the benefit Although Clark promised during toe election campaign his government’s first budget would be stimulative — creating a picture of more cash and jobs for taxpayers — Crosbie says federal spending must be reduced instead Crosbie inherited a spending deficit estimated at $12 billion this year and a national debt of $52 billion Interest payments accouit for about 18 cents of every government dollar spent He says stimulative deficits cause inflation Inflation is running at an annual rate of 93 per cent and to expected to go higher before it goes down Both toe Liberals and NDP say federal expenditures should be increased to put the faltering economy back on the rails and ease the country’s 74-per-cent unemployment rate toe drive there has achieved only $537 of its $3500 goaL Rural areas led by Gurtotteville and Middleton which have both pie over the top in their drives have readied 77 per cent of their combined target of $22400 toe campaign r hitman laid The following to a list of rural contributions with individual goals given in brackets: Gurtotteville $3-541 ($3000) Middleton $2576 ($2500) Houghton $449 ($1000) Townsend $4495 ($5000) North Walsingham $1052 ($3000) Woodhonse $1197 ($1100) Windham $3774 ($4000) Two communities— TUlsonbuif A real handful Ten-yearoid Donnie Pancoe a member of the St George Mina1 Hockey Association cannot believe the orange he can barely grasp in his left hand is so much bigger than the grapefruit he holds in his right hand Donnie one of more than 2SO youngsters in the association who are selling the Florida citrus fruit to raise money lor minor hockey helped unload two truckloads con-taining 4000 cases of oranges and grapefruits that arrived at the St George Arena Monday for distribution and sale The boys have presold about 3800 cases leaving only 200 to sale Anyone interested in purchasing the fruit can order it by “m"g Dr Bany Cooper at 756-6311 or the St George Arena “The first year they didn’t know where the next meal was coming from but next year looks good" said Mrs Bawcutt Ida Makes A Movie was one of several productions created by toe Toronto-based production company — this one with toe assistance of $7000 from the Ontario Arts Council R hopes “Ida” will become e series The firm recently received the go ahead to a one-hour musical special and also for a film history of advertising in Canada Ms Schuyler became involved in film work white teaching a media course to elementary school students in Toronto One of her films Between Two Worlds created a stir in Toronto when sections of toe film were shown out of context by a United States network to support a story on race problems in Toronto Expositor bureaus PARIS Wayne Hops reporter 4426501 If no answer cafi 753-52® For missed papers In Paris 7588131 SIMCOE 61 Kept Street North 4266328 David Judd reporter For missed papers In Simcoe United Cabs 4269630 Note: Any resident of Simcoe or any resident who can call Simcoe toll-free may call The Expositor circulation department or classified advertising department on our ton toe direct line -— 42644QL and South Walsingham — have not yet reported results in their arms to United Way headquarters in Simcoe Mr Douglas said While dentists architects pharmacists and optometrists hive surpassed their goals among professional groups as a whole this category has tuned in $5834 which to about 80 per cent of its $6900 objective The public service sector has contributed $6673 or 67 per cent of its target of $9950 with Individual groups’ donations as follows: federal employees $736 ($1000) provincial employees $1985 ($3400) regional employees $506 ($1650) municipal ' employees $71 ($100) regional Paris girl hits success in film work She finally abandoned teaching to a full-time approach to film work about 21k yean ago The first major project for the Hedging production company was Jimmy: Playing with time It involved the story of a 73-yearold marathon piano player and his attempt to break his own world record by playing non Skeleton sent to the lab SIMCOE— A skeleton found Sunday afternoon in Woodhouse Township hu been sent to Toronto’s Centre of Forensic Science to testing and positive Identification Const Bob Mclntee of the Simcoe detachment rf the Ontario Provincial Police said this morning that a foil repot would not be available until sometime Thursday The skeleton found on tot 19 concesaion 2 of the township waa believed to be that of someone who had died in the last year Const Mdntee said the police did not suspect foul play In toe individual’s death The skeleton was found “tying on the ground covered by leaves" toe officer mid Condition on truck traffic lifted from quarry licence CAYUGA — The minister of natural resources has lifted one of the conditions of a quarry licence to Oneida Gushed Stone here despite objections from toe Town of HaWmand Council learned Monday night from a copy of a letter dated Nov 15 that James Auld removed the condition prohibiting quarry trucks to travel north to Regional Road 9 In October council told the town derk to send a letter to the minister objecting to any changes in the ficenoe which would remove toe condition Tin appalled” Coun Edith Fuller said Monday night “We must send a letter of strong objection to toe minister and ask what his reasons are for going against us We never frit top this year health unit $390 ($1700) Norfolk General Hospital $2033 ($1750) Family and Children's Services $943 ($550) Most separate schools did not participate in this year’s campaign but Norfolk Board of Education schools along with Ftashawe College have managed to reach 96 per cent of education’s goal of $14650 Norfolk elementary schools have raised $2435 equal to 140 per cent of their target of $1600 Contributions from secondary schools now total $2373 which to 79 per cent of their $3000 objective In addition toe Norfolk board IHE EXPOSITOR TUESDAY Dec 11 H7 - I stop for 117 houn at the Canadian National Exhibition Although that film to still Ttimkfa the rounds in world television markets one of its more lasting contributions mqy Imre been to toe name of toe production com-pany Ms Schuyler attended PSrto ickosto prior to her post-secondary education that thb type of tnfQc should be Inflfctod on Ganbrassil” Residents of Chfabmd had frag against the quarry when it waa prepond by Oneida The Ontario Municipal Bond tapered toe traffic restriction because toe QnfcnssO residents were concerned about facrened truck traffic along Regional Read 9 through their hamlet about one kikxnetre from the quarry The confitionbbeing lifted fan ton one year after the quarry started operetta Joe Ndles who repraento that wredm council was very angry tost toe ntofifer would completely dtaegud the town He suggesteu me rown letepnooc me nnrtaer as well as send the letter Oneida Gushed Stone to a sufaridatj of Flintkote Canada Ltd itself has chipped In $8603 an amount more than $600 above its $8-000 goaL ' Fanihawe College has contributed $853 toward its target of $1000 The campaign among businesses shows the following results: ml estate $317 (1500) financial $3642 ($3200) national corporations $4-600 ($5000) local corporations $30-847 ($25000) general business $2433 ($2400) Totals to other categories Include: special Individual gifti $11423 ($13000) special events $1945 ($1600) and clubs and organisation $795 ($UL i V- $ t 4 ) V

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