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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August LETHBRIDGE MERALD-15 The South In short Rodeo set for Saturday COWLEY (CNP Bureau) The Cowley-Lundbreck rodeo and related events will begin Saturday, Aug. 10, with a free pan- cake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Rangeland Motor Hotel at Lundbreck. The two-day rodeo celebration is a project of the Cowley and district Lions. Debbie Delinte, Laurel Lang, Sheila Provost and Sheila Wenisch are the queen contestants. The new queen will be crowned by 1973 queen Heather Glen. A barbecue will be held from to p.m. Saturday on the grounds across from the Lundbreck Trading Company store. A dance is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. at the Lundbreck Hall. Rodeo events will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Castle River campgrounds, six miles southeast of Burmis or three miles north of Beaver Mines on the Burmis-Beaver Mines road. Signs will be placed to guide rodeo-goers. An all-around cowboy prize will be presented to the top competitor in bronc riding, bulldogging, calf roping, girls cow riding and barrel racing, bull and steer riding and wild cow milking. It is a Foothills Cowboy Association-approved rodeo. Entries must be received by 6 p.m. Wednesday. Joe Bardgett is providing the rodeo stock. There will be a breakfast Sunday morning at the rodeo grounds for per plate. Rodeos combine, show Monday NANTON (HNS) The Nanton Little Britches Rodeo has affiliated with the Canadian Junior Rodeo Association and four new events have been added to the rodeo program slated for Monday. The four new events are for contestants 17 and 18 years of age. There will be saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding and calf roping and tying for seniors. All regular events for the small cowboys and cowgirls will be held, with the exception of the older boys' calf scramble. This event has been scrapped. Entry forms are available at Ted Wright's Barber Shop. The forms should be sent to Sue Larson with the entry fee. The celebration will start with a chuckwagon breakfast at 7 a.m. on main street. At a.m. parade entries will be judged at the J. T. Foster School grounds. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and the rodeo at p.m. There will be a barbecue at p.m. at the community centre. Bingo will follow at 8. Public advice sought CRANBROOK (Special) Regional District of East Kootenay planning director Eugene Lee told city council recent- ly that public opinions are required on the proposed city limits expansion plan. Public meetings and forums will be held over the next several months to compile viewpoints about all developed and undeveloped area for the best comprehensive use in the public interest. Planner Bill Stilwell has been added to the RDEK planning stall on the city consulting assignment. He says he hopes the initial projection of the expansion pian will be ready next July. The Cranbrook project is to prepare a comprehensive long- term plan for the best use of its present acres roughly bounded by 30th Ave. and Cobham and Leask Ave. from the south fringe of Lake Elizabeth and Gordon Terrace Hill to the Otto Tomm subdivision near the railway overpass. Mr. Stilwell says efforts over the next few months should be to discover the living qualities wanted by the people within the projected boundaries. He says all reasonable proposals presented at public meetings and forums and briefs to the city by groups and in- dividuals will be considered. The planner will co-ordinate these ideas as he prepares the plan. Lab improvement planned CRANBROOK (Special) The laboratory space and equipment at the Windermere and District Hospital, 85 miles north of here, will receive renovations and upgrading to cost about The East Kootenay Regional Hospital District has approved a cost-sharing plan with the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service for laboratory renovations estimated to cost About in new equipment will also come under the cost- sharing plan. The EKRHD will pay 40 per cent of the cost of the building renovations as a minor capital improvement project, and two- thirds of the cost of equipment. The EKRHD will offer to Bishop W. E. Doyle of the Diocese of Nelson for purchase of property adjacent to the hospital. Title will be registered in the name of the EKRHD but the property will be used if needed for hospital expansion. Scholarship awarded COALDALE (HNS) Joy Hoyano of Coaldale has won a Alberta cultural assistance grant which will enable her to continue her studies in music. Miss Hoyano has completed grade 10 and theory 5 through the Toronto Conservatory of Music. She earned an aggregate standing of 86.5 in academic studies at Kate Andrews High School here. She has enrolled in a four-year bachelor of music program at the University of Alberta. Miss Hoyano is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrry Hovano of Coaldale. New Blairmore RCMP chief BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Cpl. James H. Rice has taken charge of the Blairmore detachment of the RCMP. Cpl. Rice was formerly stationed at Brooks and has been a member of the force for 18Vz years. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in 1967. He replaces Sgt. Al Dirk who has been transferred to St. Paul. Cpl. Rice is married and has six children. Mormon fun day Monday TABER (HNS) Mormon Family Fun Day will be held Monday afternoon at the Taber rodeo grounds. There will be no entry fees for regular rodeo events. Special events arc planned for women and children. It is open to the public and concessions will be provided. Those interested in competing may register at their church Sunday. Ducks9 geese have super hatching BROOKS Alberta Ducks Unlimited manager Fred Sharp of Edmonton, formerly of Tilley, said the province will have "a banner production year" for ducks because of heavy spring runoff from winter snow- packs. He said production will equal the records set in 1969 in almost all of Ducks Unlimited's 400 Alberta waterfowl land projects. This means we will have great duck hunting this Mr. Sharp said. "It looks good everywhere, particularly so in the southr portions of the province near Brooks and Hanna." Biologists are conducting detailed field surveys on production in all Ducks Unlimited projects but that "pending the outcome of the detailed surveys it looks like a banner year for the production of ducks in he noted. Ducks Unlimited provides waterfowl habitat across the prairie provinces, in the Maritimes and in British Columbia. The organization monitors the production of ducks and geese through surveys and banding. Mine fire may not be halted Rural changes The dead tree and vacant farmhouse located about a miie north of Coalhurst illustrate changes in the rural scene in Southern Alberta, as more farm- ers choose to live in towns and commute, and smaller farms are amalgamated into larger units. KIMBERLEY (Staff) Cominco and the provincial pollu- tion control branch apparently agree that little can be done about sulphur dioxide emissions from the Sullivan Mine here. A problem with the noxious gas began when a pillar was blasted in the mine sometime ago and the broken ore could not be removed quickly enough. As a result, iron sulphides in the rock began to oxidize and generate heat until a point of spontaneous combustion was reached. As the ore began to burn, the combination of sulphides and oxygen produced the sulphur dioxide gas. The ground surface above the mine is riddled with cracks, fissures and other openings through which the gas can escape from underground. Because the surface has caved in at various points, the gas cannot be removed from the mine using exhaust fans, the normal procedure. Frank Goodwin, manager of Cominco operations here, says the basic problem stems from the fact that it is impossible to remove the ore quickly enough that it doesn't have a chance to Mart burning. "It takes several years to remove all the ore from a Mr. Goodwin says. "We're working as quickly as we can He says the company tried to block off the air so that the ore can't oxidize but it is impossible to block it all off. can't contain the gas emissions because the ground there is not safe to walk on." says Mr. Goodwin. "Essentially there is nothing we can do about the problem except to keep try- ing to get the ore out of there. We have thought of a number of solutions but none would completely solve the situation." He says the pollution control branch is working on the problem. The mines department is also working on it "but their engineers and scientists can't find a he said. Originally only one pillar of ore was burning but now three are giving off gases This accounts for the noticeable increase in smoke at the top shaft of the mine. The Cominco manager here said the company doesn't know how long the situation will last because "we can't tell how much is burning down there." He had some reassuring last words for people concerned about the effect of the gas on their bodies. "The effect of sulphur dioxide is much more severe to vegetation than it is to he said. He said sulphur dioxide is not a poisonous gas but is very irritating if you get enough of it. It is unpleasant if you smell it but is not poisonous. Dave Levang, assistant manager at the pollution control branch office at Cranbrook, said "Of course we don't like the Diary carried fire notes from big blaze of 1908 situation but the problem is that nothing can really be done about it. "PCB people at Victoria have met with the chief mines inspector and both agree that the only solution is to get the ore out fast. "All we can do is push Cominco to get the hot muck (burn- ing ore) out as fast as they can. But this is a problem too because they can't handle hot ore as fast as cold ore." Mr. Levang says Cominco could handle about tons of cold ore a month but only tons of hot ore per month. "It's the kind of fire you just can't put out with water. There are similar problems in mines in the United States. Germany and said Mr. Levang. He said one possible solution would involve analyzing the type of ore that is conducive to burning and then try to mine that kind of ore at a slower rate. A government biologist travelled from Victoria to Kimberley to study the problem. He said that tree kill as a result of the gas depended on a number of factors. These include the original siate of the tree, the length of time it is exposed to the gas and the concentration of the gas at the time. The Herald- District Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ 1-c; 2-Towerof London; 3-a; 4-True; 5-a 1-c; 2-a; 3-e: 4-b; 5-d 1-d; 2-c; 3-a; 4-b; 5-e PICTURE QUIZ: United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim PART PART PART By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK The late Dr. F. B. Miles' diary has a few cryptic comments on the Fernie fire which occurred 66 years ago today. Dr. Miles was a well-known Cranbrook dentist and he is remembered here as a man of few words. His entry for Saturday, Aug. 1, 1908. mentions a "very bad fire south of town. Fernie was burned down today." Sunday he wrote: "Up all night. First relief train from Fernie with sick people arriv- ed at four went to work housing people. In opera house all day." This was the Edison theatre managed by the father of Canadian historian Bruce Hutchison. "Between 1.500 and 2.000 people from Fernie arrived during the day." Monday, Aug. 3: "Went to work looking after these peo- ple provisions and bedding moved, putting tents up and unloading provisions and cots. Feeding them in the rink." (The rink was for curling and was located in a swamp which has been transformed into Rotary Tuesday, Aug. 4: "Joe Sar- vis (CPR conductor) and I worked all day moving provisions such as milk and bread from station to rink and housing people over Entries for the next few days are similar. Tuesday, Aug. 11: "Very bad wind and dust storm distributed the milk sent 300 to Fernie today." Fernie was swept by the fire and everything went except the Crow's Nest Coal Com- pany headquarters which was saved by huge surrounding lawns. Relief trains poured in from every direction except the Crowsnest Pass. The fire had wrapped the rails of this route into twisted, curling tracks. A whole carload of typewriters also arrived no one ever found out why. The death roll has never been established. A legend has grown that families who sought refuge in their wells were boiled to death. Most Fernie folk fled the fire with children, pets and chickens clutched in their arms. They ran to the railway yard and were loaded on any rolling stock available. Some paused to bury silverware. For some, this was a fata] mistake. RIVERS UNDER STUDY In 1972 about miles of rivers were studied by 20 uni- versity students in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador. Be Sure to Attend ANNUAL FUN FILLED COALDALE MERCHANTS' 3fr VP jriMhutf JPIPr jliW pHI- THIS WEEKEND! Friday and Saturday Aug. 2 and 3rd ---------------Friday's Event------ P.M. A.M. BEER GARDEN OPENS AT RODEO GROUNDS Music by ACME MUSIC STREET DANCE In Front of Ventura Hotel m. a.m. Free Pancake Breakfast (Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce) a.m. Community Parade Noon Pythian Sisters Lunch at Fire Hall .m. p.m. Beer Gardens Opens at Rodeo Grounds i.m. Local Yocal Rodeo Rodeo Grounds p.m. Horseshoe Tournament Coaldale Library p.m. Buddhist Church Chow Mein Supper p.m. Donkey Baseball Game Sponsored by Rotary Baker High School Band at Intermission Street Dance in front of Ventura Hotel p.m. Kinsmen Round-Up Dance at Coaldale Arena Bring the Entire Family! Fun For Everyone! ;