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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, August 8, THE LETHBRIDGE 15 The South In short New burner at .Creston CRANBROOK (Special )-Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd is now operating a new teepee burner at its Creston plant It conforms in theory to standards of the provincial pollu- tion control board regulations. New CFI executive members met for the first time at a re- cent beard of directors meeting here. Ichiro Ogawa, chief executive officer of Mitsubichi, is the new CFI board chairman and president. He succeeds Rikmobu Nakazaki. who has returned to Tokyo Don B Lloyd, newly appointed executive vice president, was introduced. He has a degree in chemical engineering and was formerly with Evans Products Ltd of Portland- Clement Garside continues in the office of managing direc- tor of all CFI operations. Ken Hall heads up the Skookumchuck pulpmill and forester John Murray is manager of woodland operations. Kootenays may get prison CRANBROOK (Special) A penal institution may be es- tablished in the East Kootenay region, according to Jim Ma- jcher who is soon to become the regional co-ordmator of the justice councils, for the B C. Justice Development Commission. The possibility is strong because ot the B.C. government's desire to move from the large penal institutions in central locations of the province, he said He will take up his new position Sept. 1 and will operate trom Cranbrook for at least the next six months The job involves bringing communities as a whole closer to the functions and applications ot the law He will promote direct participation by society in legal processes. "The people, the businesses, the industries of this area should be involved from the beginning in the planning and opera- tion ol such an said Mr. Majcher 'If the aims of rehabilitation and correction are to be achieved, it will need the co-operation of everyone involved and everyone in the community will be he said. "I am very excited about the processes involved and am looking forward to the challenges it will present." Mr Majcher has been executive director of the Cranbrook Bovs and Girls' Club foi the past two years, bolstered by 500 new members since he took over He says his greatest disappointment in the job was the lack of support from local service clubs, with the exception of the Cranbrook 20-30 Club. Local clubb "have at times said they would aid in the development of the boys' club but have not come he said Cranbrook fair set today CRANBROOK iSpecial) Certified BC Forest Service sealer Stanley Eberlein has measured the ancient spar being erected at Moir Park here for the Sam Steele Days logging sports and industrial fair to be held today through Sunday. Logging sports will be held at Moir Park at 4 p.m. today. The spruce, which could be 300 years old, measured 82 feet in length. 26 inches in diameter at the top and 37 inches across the butt It showed wood check but no rot, although it was mature It scaled at 457 cubic feet, or about 3.000 feet board measure, which would build a small house. Galloway Lumber Company Ltd. located the big tree. It was hauled here by a volunteer independent logging trucker with the help of a far back "pup" accessory to make the bends over the 40 mile haul The gates to the exhibition open at 4 p m Wednesday with the official opening scheduled to be held at 8 p.m. It ends Sunday afternoon with the raft and canoe race near Fort Steele where hundreds are expected to view the race and picnic. Children here will attend the Sam Steele Days kiddies parade at 6 30 p m Wednesday The Sweetheart pageant will be held Thursday and Friday evenings Water overhaul scrapped CLARESHOLM Town council has tabled a proposed water expansion bylaw after strong opposition to the move by Coun Stan Stoklosa. He told council he had learned from the provincial local authorities board that if the town went ahead with its water ex- pansion project it would mean the town could not receive approval for any other borrowing for the next three years He also questioned the idea that a across the board increase in water rates would meet the expense of the deben- ture borrowing He said the interest rate on the interim financing of the pro- ject, prior to issuance of the debentures, would be bank rate plus two per cent in the 12 to 14 per cent range Coun Dan LeGrandeur said it would be unfair for this coun- cil, m its last months in office, to "tie the hands" of the next council Mayor Len Bach said the project had been a source of concern lor him for the past year. He agreed it would be wise to leave the decision to the next council Industrial probe may explore mine where men strike TRAIL (CPi The acting deputy minister of the provin- cial department of labor met Tuesday with Cominco Ltd and United Steelworkers of America officials to discuss the strike which has idled the company's smelter and min- ing operation here since July 1 The Herald District DAVID BLY photo Fire sweeps second storey Magrath volunteer firefighters clear the top storey of the Sam Nishikawa home at Magrath Mon- day afternoon after dousing the blaze with a fine spray. Cause of the fire is not known. It swept through three bedrooms. Damages are estimated at about Fernie mayor calls for noisy voters CRANBROOK (Special) Fernie Mayor V'ern Uphill told the Regional District of East Kootenay board that Cranbrook could get im- provements to the airport road if complained as loud a.s Fernie residents do "Cranbrook people are always cackling about everything else, so don't get action on the airport road''" he asked the RDEK board "They've done very little squawking about that road and it's a damned disgrace Believe me. if it were in the Fernie area, we'd have a new road by now." But Aid Don Sherlmg of Cranbrook says Cranbrook people have been protesting the condition of the road tor It is paved but riddled with potholes "I'm glad to think other peo- ple are finally recognizing the Cranbrook airport as a necessity for the East Kootenav." he said "Perhaps having the weight of the regional district behind us help The Cranbrook Inter- national Airport is located six miles from the city. It is the only air terminal in the East Kootenay serviced by com- mercial airlines Jim Kinnaird said he was on a fact finding mission and would be reporting to Labor Minister Bill King after meeting with union and company officials A union official said Mr Kinnaird asked whether the steclworkers would welcome the appointment of an in- dustrial inquiry commission Local 480 President Marv McLean said a commission would be acceptable as long its findings were not binding A Cominco spokesman said Mr Kinnaird did not suggest referring the dispute to an industrial inquirv com- mission when he met with comparn officials The 2.800 member local has been on strike lor five weeks in support of better pension health and welfare and retirement benefits The old contract, which expired June 30 provided a hourlv wage tor laborers and 55 an hour lor tradesmen Steer price averages 62 cents Thirteen steei s brought an average ot 62 cents a pound at the second annual Bonanza Days steer show and sale in Milk River Champion steer shown tn Kdmond Kolesar of Aden brought 69 cents a pound from Perlich Bros Auction Market Reserve champion steer shown Linda Garber of Foremost was sold to Fort Mac-leod Auction Market for 70 cents a pound Show judge Powlesland of Del Bonita Chairman of the show and sale was Louis Balog of Milk River Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX. Reiidant Rep., 562-2149 Canada living standard better than British life? according to new miners BE SURE TO ATTEND THE SEVENTH ANNUAL Cowley-Lundbreck 2 FUN BIG DAYS! Here are the ANSWERS for your NEWS-QUIZ PART I: 1-Mitchell Sharp; 4-Portugal; 5-Bobby Nichols PART II: 1-c; 2-a; 3-d; 4-b; 5-e PART III: 1-c; 2-a; 3-d; 4-e; 5-b PICTURE QUIZ: Finance Minister John Turner SOUTHERN ELECTRICAL CRAFTSMEN RAY SINCLAIR ASSOCIATES For WIRING By CRAFTSMEN COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES Phone 328-1817 1420-17th Ave. S. Lethbridge SPAR WOOD (Special) "Just put it down like this we'll eat meat this weekend and we never would have back home." The man who made the statement was a British miner He trudged out of a Kaiser Resources coal mine here one recent after- noon. But instead of walking through a chilling English drizzle in a black coal town, he had a fine view of the clear East Kootenay sky and the grey-blue Rocky Mountains Twenty miners trom the U K riding the bus down the mountain from Kaiser's hydraulic mine here, sang the praises of a new and richer life that began about three weeks ago The hourly wage the miners will make is modest by Canadian standards, but more than twice what they earned in Britain. "No matter how much work, how much overtime they put in. we just couldn't seem to get said Jean Small, who emigrated with her husband Roy and five children. Mrs Small added she's amazed at appliances such as and by the fact apartments come equipped with stoves and refrigerators. Like many others, the Smalls are plan- ing a furniture buying trip to Lethbridge soon The hydraulic mine where the miners are working uses water and gravity to remove the coal. Production has stopped for the annual three-week vacation and the British miners are carrying out maintenance chores and familiarizing themselves with new techni- ques "I've never seen anything like it." said Maurice Nottingham. "I was working in a five-foot seam back home and this one's 50 feet wide." Despite the differences, coal mining is coal mining. The British miners do not forcs'ee any difficulties and they intend to stay at it. Thirty-eight miners and their families arrived here July 21 The company seems to have struck paydirt among the miners of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottingham and other British coal centres. "I went straight from school into the mines." said Mr. Nottingham. "There was a shortage of good jobs I could have qualified for "If things go right here, I want to get my own home and get some money together. But this mining here fascinates me." Said Keith Frith: "We've been brought up to it My father and grandfather were miners. I'm not thinking of doing anything else." The mine now being worked is expected to last only seven to 10 years. Kaiser estimates most of its underground mining will soon be finished. And few Canadians want the life of an un- derground coal miner despite a fairly short working day and contracts that provide many assurances other workers don't have Kaiser personnel manager Alan Hewett is planning more trips this year to Britain and to West Germany. He will seek both miners and tradesmen. New apartments and stores are going up in Fernie, 20 miles west of here. Mayor Mike Hydomako of Sparwood says the municipal council is pressing the government to provide land for more housing. The move is based on economic hopes and aspirations. "We never owned a car, nor did anyone else we says Keith Firth, 25, from Barnsley in Yorkshire. "But here, we'll have that chance." Maurice and Margaret Nottingham, also from Yorkshire, described the decision to pull up stakes as the product of "a feeling of unrest you get." "I'd been content before, but for some reason we got discouraged with affairs the way they were being said Mr Not- tingham. Like the rest of the families, the Not- tmghams got the idea to emigrate from ads placed in British newspapers by the Kaiser personnel manager. Mr. Hewett said' "We want to see them sink roots, buy some furniture, a house, a car. Our average turnover here is about per cent per month, which is not bad for the min- ing industry, but we'd like to see it lower." The vast spaces of the Continental Divide amaze and awe people who are used to stroll- ing down to the corner for a pint. There's also amazement at finding no pubs here and only a couple at Fernie "We've all got our fridges full of said one miner. "No food maybe, but there's beer." Kaiser gave each miner a loan. forgivable if he stays for 18 months. asis August 10th and 11th Castle River Stampede Grounds Rodeo will be held at Castle River Campgrounds (Oldtimers will remember) Approx 6 miles S E of Burmis or 3 miles North of Beaver Mines on Burmis-Beaver Mines Road Follow the signs. FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST Saturday Morning al Rangeland Motor Hotel, Lundbreck 8 to 11 a m Sunday Morning break- fast available at Rodeo 50 Plate. Rodeo Starts At p.m. Both Days ADMISSION AND UNDIR FREE SADDLE BRONC RIDING Purse Entry Fee S20 BAREBACK BRONC AIDING Purse S100 Entry Fee ,V ,'t S BULLDOGGING Purse Entry Fee S20 j i vtf "i P CALF ROPING Purse Entry Fee C