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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ?AGE: SIXTEEN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD .THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1946 Coal Spells Wealth For Pass A Seven Busy Collieries Produce Roughly Tom Ovens At Coleman _ Pictured nsre are scenes "shot" at the large colliery operated at Ccleman bv the McGiliivray Creek Coil and Coke Company. Ltd. Established nearly .40 rears ago, this colliery, has produced millions of tons of high-grade bituminous-coal, some of which, was used during ins Second" Great War to bunker Hussian ships ac Seattle. At the OS? Staff Eeporter) your finger on any: of" the-towns in the Al- berta Section of the' Crop's Kest Pass and you can. feel their firm, healthv as the SSTCS collieries in the Pass Seld produce about irseo million tons of cbai a year for important markets "across Trestem Canada and the north- western Tfnited as they pumo prosuerity into the homes of residents of the region. "With waiting markets for all the coal they can produce, the collieries ere -scorsing fuli time, giving- em- ployment to more than 2200 men at Coleman. Blainnore, BeBevue and Efflcrest. The number could be even higher, if more miners cossld be found and housing accommoda- tion secured for them. A survey of the field reveals that its daily" production is 'running abom; 8300 tons, that more than -E-ork days a -sreek are being- lost through absenteeism and that the gross earnings of men employee by the ccllieries are averaging about a year. The importance of this field can be stressed -without superlatives. (Official figures reveal that it pro- ieiuces nearly a.quarter of Alberta's entire coal nroduction. Of AToer- 1 ta's output of tons of coal in February of this year, tons 'nigfo grace bituminous coal from- "Pass mines. TONS Last year, despite ths three-week "meat strike" and some slack time j due to shortages of railway collieries in this field produced 856540 tons of- a quar- ter of the" province's outnut of tons. In production early In the century, tha field has enough coal left for countless generations to come. .Most of the- collieries JUTS? in. operation have enotigh accessible coal for the rest of this century. As could be expecte'd, the largest customer for this steam coal field jis the Canadian Pacific Eailwsy., 1 taking more than half the collieries' j j production. Large industries, pub- I lie utility companies and owners of Engraving. top Is a general view of .the colliery plant, -where about tons of coal daHy is sized, -washed and treated for market. Lo-vrer left shows the Tnghi haulage-tunnel at the McGillivray mine as a trolley engine brings cars of -coal-from.the -workings. In ihe lower right is an under- ground haulage -way -in the mine. jarW builcines readUv absorb the i production Is sold to Consolidated remainder. Smelters at Trail. B.C. Officials of collieries happily es- j The International colliery "was plain that- the field is BOTST at the {brought into production in the early peak of its historv. They r-a-nr-.Tnr _ smile waen discussion turns to markets and orders. "H could pick up this telephone, aut .through a couple of long-dis- tance calls and sell more than a million tons of coai in less than 20 minutes." explained "one official. "That's how grea; the need for coal is." Most of the coal produced in this field is marketed as much, only a small cercentage of the output be- ing turned into coke and briquettes. BEEHIVE OVENS The only coke produced in the Alberta, section of the Crow's Nest Pass comes from the long battery of beehive ovens operated at Cole- man by the international Coal and Coke Company. Ltd. Full capacity of the ovens is 200 tons of coke a day and. with 104 ovens now in ua production is near capacity. Aboui 30 men are- employed at coke production and the entire' years of the" century and is now emnloying 500 men, these forming two. underground and one tipple shift daily. The two seams of coal being mined are five and 12 feet thick, respectively, and the colliery's outrrcft of coal is averaging about tons daily. Last year the colliery produced tons of coal, more than half of which was taken by the Canadi- an Pacific Railway. The remain- "YOUR NEIGHBOUR MUST HAVE MENTIONED BRISK! "Someone must have told you by this your neighbour, your sister, your surely someone has told you about the brisk flavour of Lipton's There's a'newer, finer tea pleasure waiting for everyone who tries the lively, brisk flavour of Lipton's Tea, so tangy- and full-bodied that it makes ordinary teas seem flat and wishy-washy. Even tea experts say Lipton's" has brisk flavour. Ask your grocer today for brisk tasting Lipton's Tea. and the o that operated _ and Cofce Company. _.------ operating on Yirmally full Generally speaking. _the rr company operates mainly if the OldHjaa- River, while workings are i the north of the river. Lome A. Campbell of Rosslano, B.C.. is the president of each com- pany and J. J. Mclntyre of Coie- man is the general manager of and the rest is marketed, in--------- I Canada, and the northwestera United States. Officials of the company are: President, Edward Kasson of I prance; J. A. Brus- set; general manager. A. A. Millar. until little more than two years i ago chief inspector of .raises for W collieries are .bor and f______in if additional were secared. The McGHUvray colliery, which started several years after ln- employs 375 men and its dailv production of coal is nm- about ions. Last year produced tons, irorn the two seams being as the McGililvray colliery generally tie same saar- mine 1 dent H. H. Gardiner; Bellenie mine superintendent, M. H. Ccnglon; Wm_ jEyxjLAii Jx The third coal mining coaipaEv i operating in the Alberts section of Itfae Crow's Nest Pass is Hiilcresi s Mohawk Collieries, Ltd.. operating I one large colliery at BeEevtie ana developing another at Hillcresr. I Employed, at- company's 55o- hairk mine- ai Believue are 355 men. I working oae seam of coal 10 leer thick. Two fail shifts work daily duction is averaging 300 tons of coal daily-. Another hundred men could be engaged immediately if they available. Plans are to develop the colliery into a. large producer and ultimate- ly hare it putting out 1200 tons of coal "a day. Inis year's program calls for spending another on further development and Prodiiction of the Hsllcrest Mo- hawk collieries last year reached 325.000 tons and with more coming from the new producer expected to exceed tons this year. Approximately 65 per cent of ihe i company's production is taken by the Canadian Pacific Railway. smelter at 'Trail takes about vet cent and the remainder is naar; keted between "Winnipeg and couver and in the United Slates. i President of the company to Frank P. TurviUe of Montreal, vhile P. J. HsxquaiT of BiUcrert the director. Dave H. Young, formerly of the coal field and notr of BeUevue. te j general superintendent and Henry of Bellevue is mine manager. lECXS LEAP After a short running start a lion can leap as far as 25 feet, but can aardiy juncp naif that far iritix- out ihe preliminary run. maintenance work. Producnoa edaffiore are the K _ _. __ T J CATELLI KfADy cur MACARONI IN i IB. PACKAGES Ready cut for your convenience Parted !n the rv has j a producers it operates. Daily oat- put of the three producers is ing full time. During the depres- sion it worked only wo cr ns_ three days a week with a. consider- 'Hie Comnany emolovs 500 men ai ably smaller crew at times. Since its" mine" at Slairmore. j 1939 it has enjoyed enough orcere wo'king two seams of coal with to operate sis cays a wee-v. two underground shifts. j .The company's ola riUlcresp mtae, to the Mohawk colliery. Less thas lierv is short of miners. ESOrt Oi ISliiJCIi- I 1W -MW companv's third producer is Hwo vears ago. however, develop- r -__ iVin TTtllm-ocr Tnmp mine, located six miles meat" of the new of Bellevue. These 32 men are employed in one shift and the started and two seams of coal, one nine feet thick and the other ten. are emplovefi in one snut ana use nme leet, mm umci tcii. coal is trucked to the BeUevue col- i have been brought into production liery plant. at a cost of ._________ TAKE PRIDE IN ALBERTA! OUR HIGHWAYS TV PROSPERITY OVER 2200 TOWNS, VILLAGES AND CITIES IN ALBERTA DEPEND ON HIGHWAYS AS THEIR ECONOMIC LIFELINE FOR INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE i no for fhe wisdom and experience gained of Preparing Fine Flavour Dependable Qualify S Alberta is preparing for fanrasiOB Invasion by the friendliest, nwst travel-Bunded people in tthe world the people of the United States. "Holiday-hungry for the Magnificent scenery on earth, they will converge upon this vacation wonderland that is Alberta. They win come by train, by plane, and DBS, bat... owning, as they do, 25 million automobiles, More than one-smarter of oar tourists win CWK by BMtor car. These motoring tourists ore our most profit- able tourists I They touch upon a greater number of our communities for gasoline and services, more vacation spots are accessible to them, thus their tourist dollars are spread over a wide area. INDEED, the motoring tonrlst is one to get excited abpnt... AND, we can expect them in ever increasing numbers as onr highway and tourist facilities are yed and expanded. OVER SIX MILUON DOLLARS WILL BE EXPENDED ON HIGHWAY BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS IN 1946 Alert to fhe tremendous advantages and scenic attrac- tions we have to make Alberta a tourist mecca, the Pro- vincial Government is spending to the limit of available materials and labor on highway construction and re- pairs. Every fair minded citizen knows these expenditures are a sound investment, for all-weather highways win pay for themselves. If onr highways are, below standard, we in Alberta wul pay for them, but... if they are good the people of the United States, the tourists who motor here will pay for them ...GLADLY! Listen In To T-T-; CAPT. J. HARPER-PROWSE OF TOURIST DOLLARS GOES FOR SALARIES AND WAGES TO ALBERTA PEOPLE When tourist ukcs dollar bill out of his pockctbook Ait ____ where R 1 -23c lo hotels 2 31c for reUil pordusts; 3-18c lo resUuranii; 4- 8c for 5-10e TO GARAGB AND GASOLINE STATIONS; iCc for isucelUneeia EjCnub'ns the (onrufi to jpproxt- 10 Million dollin Ait fctre ii how the money will be dijfeitxrtej; FOR SALARIES AND WAGES I TO BEEF PRODUCERS FOR FOOD TO MILK III ovw CFAC CALGARY p.ti. CFRN CfCREASED TOURIST TRADE WILL INCREASE BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES As onr highway system is expanded and brought up to date, more and more tourists will stream into Alberta. This means we must plan to expand onr present facil- ities. Opportunities wDl be provided for onr Veterans to establish themselves in businesses catering to this lucrative Tourist Industry, and an additional Market for everything we make and grow will mean much to Alberta Producers and Indnstry opening new opportunities for employment for onr citizens., DO YOUR PART TO BUILD OUR TOURIST INDUSTRY Like other businesses, tourist trade is highly competitive; and like other business managers, we must be alert and on theipb promote our business by telling the world that WE have the best bargain in scenery the best product in the world. As each one of us is an important stockholder in the tourist business, we must not miss a single opportunity to boost. Sell Alberta's attractions in' your letters and invite friends in the States and Canada to vacation here. AND, when they do arrive, show them every courtesy and nuke them welcome. REMEMBER, your consideration for tourist comfort and enjoyment' wHI pay off in BIG DOLLARS. THE TOURIST BUSINESS IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS IT'S GOOD BUSINESS A PUBLIC SERVICE FEATURE PRESENTED BY THE MAKERS OF SPAPERI SPAPESJ ;