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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunder, 3, WO THE UTHMIDCE HIKAID 3 Taber Irrigation Canals Need Expensive Overhaul By ROSS G1BB UrraU News Service TABER Problems -facing 450 water-users ol Ihe Taber Ir- rigation District in the rehabil- itation of the district's system were placed before 30 farmers attending the 51st annual meet- ing. The total cost of the project was seen by officials as in ex- cess of the'.total.present "net, worth" of the of Agriculture, reported on studies made of such a pro- that drawings and specifications are complete for renovating small portions of existing systems at Readymade and in the Lethbridge Northern. Mr. Scott told the meeting of plans for presentatices in the near future to acquaint irriga- tion district boards and later the studies, will be an- water users of It .was TfD-Man- ager Kenneth P. Anderson that government money available Jor rehabilitation under cost sharing agreements is inade- quate to even keep up with the rate of depletion (deteriora- tion) ot the 50-year-old system. Under the cost sharing agree- ment initiated last year, the provincial government pro- vkled against the Dis- trict's J7.723, of which was spent on six essential laled projects. Under the 1970 agreement now signed, to the in the fund will added ol government money aix from TID for work on 14 approved projects this year. On the basis that the present program caunot maintain the status-quo of canal and lateral maintenance, the thoughts of the board of directors relative to a major planned program of re- habilitation were presented by Mr. Anderson. He said that of the 200 miles of canals and- laterals in the dstrict, about 100 miles are in sandy soil conducive to water seepage with accompanying de- pletion of s o i 1 condition and crop looses. Mr. AWersoh showed thai the average cost of lining the en- lire .distribution system with concrete would run approsi- ;natcly mile, or a total of up to million. He said that if the senior gov- ernments would provide the capital for the project on an in- terest-flee basis over a 50-year term, the cost per acre cf would increase the annual acre- age payment from to The District, he said, would forego government's share si the cost sharing money to ap- ply as interest on the long term loan. He also stated that it would cost about to put the sy- stem back into its initial condi- and that escalation of costs over the years would in- crease water rales -above the proposed per acre for com- plete rehabilitation. Ivyl M. Scott and Al Herbig of the Water Resources Divi- sion .of the Alberta Department Elected chairman was direc- tor Keith Francis who, along with Mike D. Reti, was leturn- ed to the board by' acclama- tion for three-year .terms fol- lowing recent nominations. Mr. Francis represents Divi- sion 2 east of Barnwetl to south of Taber, while Mr. Reti represents Division'4 Taber Big Bend. The board will hold its regu lar meeting in two weeks' lime when reorganization of table of- ficers will take place. The financial statement cov- ering total receipts of and expendilures of drew some discussion. The report showed water ac- counts unpaid at the year end of representing about per acre for the district. The figure was up some: above the previous year. Questioned as to the in- crease in water carrier rates in 1969, Mr. Anderson explained that in previous years, the 30 per cent carrier rate had been subsidized from an accumu- lated reserve by the During the year. Ihe reserve fund had been distributed to Bestow All-Star Ratings On Jolui Reners, Walker ALKERTA C BOYS CHAMPIONS Coach Gary PcuUen spurred the Livingstone Sabres of Cowley-lundbreck to the Alberta C Boys Baskelboll Championship. Sabres sent top hoop latent down to bilter dsfeat with their classy style of playing, front row, left to .right: Grant Jasman, John Reners, Bryan Warriner, Geordie Johnson and Tom Weekes. Bock row, left to right: coach Poulsen, Ron Mc- Cullocri, Eddie Johnson, Jon Elton, Don Ttmmcrmans, Melvyn Noslund and Dale Johnson. Trophies were all won in the 1969-70 campaign. C. Hedderick Photo Ihe irrigation districts, TID re- ceiving This payment, he said, necessitated each dis- trict to pay Ihe full wafer car- rier costs, lie also advised of a board BavVB Roundup of DistricttNewg S. tV By C. A. WEKKES HeraM News Service LUNDBRKCK The recenl victory cf the Livingstone Sabres, Warners of Provincial "C" Boys Basketball Cham-' pioaship at St. Paul, was cele- brated by spontaneous pol-l luck banquet at Livingstone High.1 Some 300 parents and fans, were on hand to celebrate. Junior and senior basketball teams, both boys and girls, were guests. Each player was introduced and bis exploits praised. The Sabres really received an ovation, well deserved for their record cf 21 wins oul of 23 league games followed by the winning of championships. Tournaments were lield al Bow Island, Lundbreck, St. Mary's at Cardslon and Milk River where they defealcc Warner for the southwest area title. At St. Psul they won deci s i v e 1 y against Eaglesham Glendon and Bawlf lo win the provincial trophy. During the season an All S'.ar rating went to Bryan Walker ar.t three All Star ratings and a Most Valuable Player rating to John Reners. All in all some 28 trophies. ,were displayed at the cele- bration. These were won by the Sabres, the Sabrettes and Un Junior and Senior Sabres anc lEtbrettes during the seasoi Following the banquet Ihe hon- ored guests and their friend relaxed in happy dancing to tha music of Desjardin's orchestra. decision to continue the ?3 per acre water rate during 1970. A-question regarding the bal- ance sheet found explanation in the increase in irrigation sy- stem assets from the original for the TID to 624 resultant from the acquisi- tion cf additional areas into the system. With no accounts payable, the net worth of the district was staled at PER CENT TABER (HNS) of .100 per A perfect cent was achieved by Dennis Leahy in bis Chemistry SOX- examination at the close of St. Mary's High School's fall semester examia- atkxs. COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Lethbridge Herald Correspondents In Your Area 21st Charter Night STIRLING (HNS) lions] District Governor Harold Shields and Mrs. Shields of Lethbridge were guests of the Stirling Lions Club at its recent 21sl nigiil celebration Also-attending were John Oreio of Medicine Hat, deputy district governor; Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stroman of Warner; and George Whittle of Foremost. Mr. Shields, spoke to the group on Lionism, its activities and purpose. Andy Grabavac received a 10- year perfect attendance pin. Ronald Sehncor was master ceremonies. Dr. E. V. Spackraan cf Leth- ridge former district gover tor who sponsored the 1 o c a iub into the International As- sociation of Lions Clubs 22 ears ago, attended. 'Mrs. Genevieve Barton re ponded to the loasl to the la dies presented by C.'K. Cbris- tensen. PINCHER CREEK AND BROCKET KOB1NE YELtOW HORN PINCHER CREEK MRS. EDWARD IUNN (SpMiol CwrMfMfldint) lex 213 OARESHOLM f AUL ANMISIN COUTTS MRS. AtlCE HACKE..... MASINAS1N MRS. FRANCIS MUEUfX COALDAIE ,MB. PETER TYMBUITSKI ..'................toi Con lad (hot for yevr Dirtrkl Ckmffitd Adwtiiint ..........P.O. Ion DcHoiry P.p. tn. JW, Milk Rirtr Learns Forestry IRON SPRINGS CHNS) 3avid Cox of Fort Vermilio las left for I Union where h will attend the Forestry School alter visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs. G. A. Cox 'of Iror Springs. SURPRISE PARTY (HNS) Stu dents of the Grade 12 class j Spanvood Secondary School r eenlly held a surprise party fi Gail Weber who is leavin Natal to take up residence a Penlicton, B.C. Oldtime Dance PINCHER CREEK (HNS) K sound of fiddle and drum ill be heard in the Twin Butle all Friday, April 10. This will be the occasion o! ic-outline dance and Indian ance, sponsored by the Napi riendship Association. Music ill be supplied by the Phi] nd Jackie'.Lethbridge group or the oldlime dancing, while ocal native musicians will be roviding music for the Indian ances. It is hoped that many ocal Peigan and Blood Reserve residents.will be present hi heir native costumes. A free bus .will leave Uw _'eigan Band office, Brocket, at 8 p.m. and stop at the Bunn; lar, Pincher Creek, at p.m., to collect any residents vishing to use the service to he dance. The dance will commence at p.m. v Curling Banquet NEW DAYTON 16th annual New Dayton Bon- spiel wound up recently with a banquet, dance and presenta- tion of prizes. Five events were held a I the Warner Curling Rink. Winner of the 1st event was the Boyd Biggers rink. The 2nd event was won bj the Victor Kaupp rink. The New Dayton Golf Club 3rd event was won by the How- ard Kaupp rink. The 4th event was taken by Ihe Lawrence Kaupp rink. The Majorette Cafe 5th ev- ent was won by the Ait Beaton rink. The Augost Kaupp rink won the for the largest end. CPR Owns Street CLARESIIOLM (HNS1) A storm sewer line lo drain the east and norlh side of lown, Is needed here but the proposed site is owned by the CPR. The proposed sewer line is part of a drainage program and would cost an estimated and run the full length of 2nd St. E. It would consist o concrete pipes ranging from 36 to 42 inches in diameter. Phase ore was completed last fall at a cost of and consisted of an open drainage ditch which runs south and west to Willow Creek. The mayor told the recent annual meeting the town is ad- vertising a bylaw to borrow by debenture for phase two which will consist of 'three ponding lagoons in conjunction with a proposed golf, course and recreation complex on the southwest of Claresholm. The bylaw will get final reading i after three weeks no one pre- sents a petition of more than 10 per cent ot the ratepayers. Taxpayers Meet COALHimST Taxpayers he hamlet of Coalhurst held meeting to elec officers for the newly-form Hamlel of Coalhurst Taxpayer Association. The purpose is for the belle menl of Coalhurst, COALDALE (HNS) The arons Eureka Health Unit sponsoring the following in- ant and prc school cliiiics: TABER: Tuesday, April 7, n the Health Unit Office in the dminislralion Building, from 0 a.m. to 12 noon and lo p.m. COALHUKST: Tuesday, April in tha Legion Hall from 0 p.m. NOBLE FORD: Wednesday, ipril 8, in lite school, from :30 to p.m. VAUXHALL: W e d n esday, April 8, in Ihe L. B. Thomson School, (main door) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, April 9, in the Health Unit Mice (upstairs in the Town 3ffice Building) from 10 a.m. .0 12 noon and lo 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, April 9, in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. SHAUGHN'ESSY: Friday, April 10, in the' school from to pm. Fluoride Icblels, for the pre- vention of tooth decay, are available MI a doctor's or den- list's prescriplion. Dr. G. R. C. Palmer, medical health officer, urges parents to ensure their children are pro- tected againit contagious dis- ease. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vtrnon Xoidtnt Kip., Pliortl Zeller'i CHOOSE FROM THE LARGE SELECTION OF NEWEST RELEASES BY YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS. Indian Princess Contest To Be Held At Calgary The Band PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The 1970 Indian Princess con- test will be held at Ihe Calgary F f i e n d ship Centre Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. Trtt MOST COMPUTE COLLECTION OF COiONIAl fURNTOIRE IN CANADA) I COrWIMfOT TtRMS SolM Entern Hard Moplt Every finhlwl In (highly ntlifnnt hwl, ipil and normal if Only qmNtr All allowinf pvrchoM dcMrtisnal motthinf pitcn timt. Sth St. S. 377-1571 Those from southern Alberta ishing lo enter should note le following rules: Contestants must be of In-, ian descent (treaty or non- single, and rot less van 18 years of age or more han 25 years of age. Contestants must have chicved a reasonable standard of and must be able o express themselves well. They will be asked to give a hree lo live minute talk on an ndian theme of their own hoice for example, the In- dian's place in society, views on education or heritage. All contestants must wear an luthentic Indian costume and lave some knowledge of the listory of their own communi- ties. All entries must be sponsored >y an organization or club which must pay 512. Girls planning on entering should meet at Ihc Calgary Friendship Centre, 140 2nd Ave- nue S.W. Calgary, al I p.m. Saturday, Apiil 11. The finals will lake place in the evening al 8 p.m. in the Centre's new rec- reation hall. Entry forms, along with fur- ther information, can be obttin- ed from the Napi Friendship Association, 'Box 857, Pinch- er Creek. Telephone: 627-4224. Gf.-a't Blood, Swtit