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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, August 3, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 The South in short Region seeks capital loans CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Kooteriay will apply for in loans from the B.C. Municipal Finance -luihority. It covers five projects of three member municipalities. The City of Cranbrook wants to borrow on the Pinecrest Highland ic-wer project, for road construc- tion and paving and for local improvement projects. Fernie wants to borrow for the balance of a sewer project. The District of Sparwood wants to borrow for the balance of a paving project. Graduating nurse honored VULCAN (HNS) Carol Mumby has won the Bigelow Fowler Clinic medal and award for a nurse in the graduating class who displays "outstanding ability in the field of medical nursing." Miss Mumby received the award at the commencement ex- ercises of the Gait School of Nursing and School of Radiology and Laboratory Technology, Lethbridge. She is now working with the Sundre hospital. She is the daughter of Ruth Mumby and the late Herbert Mumby. Taber buys more sprinklers TABER (HXS) Loss of potential hay crop on the Town of Taber sewage irrigated half section northwest of town has prompted town council to purchase two additional quarter mile sprinkler systems. The four sprinklers are insufficient to cover the crop ade- quately and a sparse crop was harvested during the first cut- ting. The crop was contracted to Vauxhall Dehydrating at per ton. dry basis, in the field. Before purchase is made, a committee of council headed by Mike Powell will investigate availability and delivery of new pfping. considering the wheel move type now in use, as well as the drag type and possibly the central pivot type which will irrigate 140 acres per revolution in 24 hours. It is also reported that additional acreage is being planted to alfalfa this year, and excellent yields and quality are returned from waste water. visit art display MAGRATH (HNS) An arts and crafts display here drew about 1.000 visitors. The gym in the Magrath High School was transformed into a gallery by Mary Dudley and Isabel Holladay. J. A. Spencer. Magrath historian, displayed historical and personal photographs and clippings in another room of the school and received many orders for the upcoming Magrath history book, now printed but awaiting index and binding. Child clinics scheduled COALDALE The Barons Eureka Health Unit is spon- soring the following infant and pro school clinics: COALHURST: Tuesday, COMPLETE HOME OWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER HATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201-3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY The only Canadian Company providing automobile and insurance exclusively to abstainers. Aug. 6, in the Coalhurst High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the health unit office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. IRON SPRINGS: Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Huntsville School from to p.m. BARNWELL: Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the school from 1 to '3 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, Aug. 8, in the health unit of- fice, in the Town Office Building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday. Aug. 8, in the health unit office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Corridor offered CRANBROOK (Special) Regional District of East Kootenay planning com- mittees will consider an offer by Marathon Realty Com- pany, a real estate branch of CP Rail, to sell the abandoned CPR right of way between Wardner and Cranbrook. Marathon has suggested the 100 foot wide, 20 mile cor- ridor would be ideal for use as a riding trail or for other recreational purposes. Town of Fort Macleod Fort Macleod, Alberta Users As in the past the Council asks for your co-operation Owners whose house number ends in an EVEN NUMBER WATER m EVEN NUMBERED DAYS And those with numbers ending in an ODD NUMBER WATER ON ODD NUMBERED DAYS Hours ?f Watering: Ao Noon p.m. to p.m. D. L. (Roy) WHITE, Municipal Administrator The Herald- District Fresh vegetable growers approve marketing board Loading coal at Corbin VERN DECOUX photo BROOKS Alberta's fresh vegetable growers have voted in favor of a marketing board. Clark Ferries, chairman of the Agricultural Products Marketing Council, says that 50.8 per cent of the 63 eligible registered producers voted in favor of the proposed plan to establish a fresh vegetable marketing board. A total of 68.1 per cent of those who cast ballots were in favor. The ballots were counted in the presence of represen- tatives of the Fresh Vegetable Growers' Association. One ballot was rejected because it was incorrectly marked. The marketing council will now ask the growers' associa- tion to nominate people for an interim board of directors to be appointed by the council. "One of the functions of the board will be to try to make the fresh vegetable industry- more attractive to growers." says Mr. Ferries. "One way to do this is to improve the prices that growers receive." Byron Creek Collieries shipped its first train- load of coal out of the Crowsnest Pass this week. The 88-car load of thermal coal had Thunder Bay as its destination. It is the first trainroad of a test shipment for Ontario Hydro's thermal plants on the Great Lakes. The coal was mined at Crobin, B.C., and was hauled out by truck to a landing near McGillivray on the CPR line a few miles east of Michel. A one-mile spur line was built to move the mine site 15 miles up the valley. Cairn to honor NWMP Fishing in Crowsnest Lake no match for years ago A cheque for to be spent on a commemorative cairn at Del Bonita was presented Friday to the Magrath Chamber of Commerce by the RCMP Centennial Committee. Charles Matkin. the chamber's centennial com- mittee chairman, said the cairn will be erected near the Del Bonita customs house, about 50 years north of the 49th Parallel. It will com- memorate both the centennial of the NWMP's arrival in Southern Alberta, and the long period of good relations between Canada and the United States, he said. The cairn will be unveiled in the fall, said Mr. Matkin. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) University of Calgary archaelogist Dr. Brian Reeves says fishing in the Crowsnest Lake, near the Alberta B.C. border, is not what it used to be years ago. He says that 2.000 years ago Indians caught all kinds of fish in Crowsnest Lake, except lake trout or char. This sur- prised the archaelogist. because he expected those fish to be the native fish of the lake. Dr. Reeves has been carry- ing out archaeological work in the Crowsnest Pass for three years. He recently received results on fish bones found at his 1973 dig at the lake. A University of Washington specialist who identified vertebrae fish remains of the era says the species most commonly caught by the In- dians were suckers and lake whitefish. The suckers weighed from lour to six pounds and the whitefish from three to eight pounds. These two species ac- counted for 90 per cent of all the bones Dr. Reeves found. Rocky Mountain Whitefish. trout and cutthroats were also taken. The findings suggest that Crowsnest Lake, unlike rich fishing lakes such as Waterton or Lake Minnewanka, lacked lake trout or char in any numbers. He says fishing at Crowsnest Lake began years ago. It was not until 2.- 000 years ago that it became important to the Indians in the 'Pass. These people were probably the ancestors of the Kootenay Indians, says Dr. Reeves. These Indians lived on both sides of the mountains and fished in the rivers and lakes of southeastern B.C. Fishing continued to about 1500 A.D. at the Crowsnest Lake, says Dr. Reeves, and then the site the archaelogists excavated was abandoned. Analysis of the bones in- dicated the fish were caught between June and September. The lake whitefish. being an offshore species, were probably netted with gill nets weighed down with stone sinkers. A number of sinkers were found by archaeologists at the site. This is important, says Dr. Reeves, because it shows the Indians must have used canoes or boats of some kind to place their nets in the water. The suckers were obtained by spearing in shallow waters or trapping. Flat stones were found last year. These were imbedded in lake silts and were probably the base of a fish trap or weir. Dr. Reeves says the trapp- ing technique was used by Peigan Indians during the late 1800s when they were starving in their Porcupine Hills territory. Trapping is also used by B.C. interior and coasial Indians. In recent years, fishing has been good and bad at Crowsnest Lake. It has been difficult to catch rainbow trout in any numbers. It is an introduced species. Dr. Reeves says years ago trout fishing was equally difficult. The Indians do with suckers. Today lake whitefish, still present in the lake, can only be taken with nets and this is illegal and hardly sporting. The Indians didn't have that problem. Dr. Reeves says some biological condition has for many thousands of years limited trout production in the lake. He says modern scientific methods might be able to cor- rect this problem. Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zenith's new Directional Hearing Aid. If you find that much of the sound you hear is harsh, irritating noise, our new Directional hearing aid, the "Royal D" could be just right for you. This comfortable aid brings you clear, rich sound at a pleasant level as it softens and reduces harsh unwanted background noise from the side and rear. Come in for a demonstration of the "Royal D" or any other aid from Zenith's line of more than 20 quality aids at no cost or obligation. Batteries for all makes of hearing aids. The quality aocs in bnfore the name yo'.'S on LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Helping the hard of hearing since 1943 Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 328-4080 715 4th Avenue S. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, Rap., 562-2149 v i BULLDOG6ING Purse Entry Fee S20 '1, Mr V.ro- Hc't- CALF ROPING Purse S100 Entry Fee '.uM'O'.s A Servce o GIRLS'COW RIDING Purse Entry Fee Coviifv C6-Or> BucKie BULL RIDING Purse Entry Fee Cruel Sucfc.o GIANT BARBEQUE Saturday p.m. .Across from Trading Co Store Adulti Our reigning Queen HEATHER GLEN invites you to help us choose our new RODEO QUEEN Judged on Sales of Tickets and Horse- manship Debbie Delinte Laurel Lang Sheila Provost Sheila Wanlsch Queen will be crowned at Intermission Time on Sunday afternoon Support Your PrlZM to Lucky Holder Admission S2 Under FREE GIRLS' BARREL RACING Purse S50 Entry Fee S10 BOYS'STEER RIDING Purse Entry Fee 55 WILD COW MILKING Purse S25 Entry Fee RIBBON PICKING BY LOCAL SERVICE CLUBS NEWS MEDIA ALL-ROUND COWBOY Dance At p.m. SATURDAY Per Person Entries close Wednesday, August 7th, 6 p.m. Non- members must be paid up by this date. Phone 628-3787 Cowley or Write Box 115, Cowley. Alberta. Stock Bar- dgett, Cremona, Alta. FCA Annrnvprt Show: Frantic Friendly Family Fun Frolic Lions Club Project. Wi'rt Lookiai Forward Ta Saalna. Yaal ;