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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, August 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 17 Herald' District Harvest work A swather makes gently curving patterns in a field just north of Del Bonita. PHIL ILLINGWORTH photo Milk River ridge proposed as new wildlife area A part of the Milk River ridge could be set aside as a nature reserve if sufficient public pressure is exerted on government, says Julian Kinisky, vice-chairman of the Alberta Environment Conser- vation Authority. The area of concern has been a traditional Indian stronghold, an area deemed important in Indian heritage as a source of power, he said. It contains invaluable ar- tifacts and information on In- dian culture and history. "If people in the area would like to see that land designated as a park, they can write to the government." he said. "Perhaps public hearings can be held in the area that would end with a recommendation the area be set aside." Mr. Kinisky said the area in question has little agricultural value and its future isn't bright. Lodge building on schedule Construction of Peigan Crow Lodge, the largest development ever for the Peigan Reserve, is "on schedule'', says band manager Henry Potts. The million arena and office building, being built by Watson Construction of Calgary at about over the estimated cost, will even- tually house band offices, a sports arena, bank, convenience store and food concession, says the Peigan band manager. Twenty Peigan workmen and two company foremen have laid footings and are currently erecting arena walls, says band manager Potts. The 500 seat arena, which will include a regula- tion size hockey rink and dressing rooms is scheduled lor completion in December. OLYMPIC STAIN SALE TO AUGUST 15th ONLY per gallon SO50 3 per qt. AT THESE PRICES CASH AND CARRY ONLY A Limit of 10 Gallons per customer FERGUSON PAINT LTD. 318 -7th Street South PHONE 328-4595 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA South in Short Freckles to reign at fete HIGH RIVER When the week-long Spitzee Days end here early in September, High River will have a freckle king or a freckle queen. Freckles will be judged Aug. 27 and the person with the most and best distributed sun spots will be named Freckle King (or Queen) of High River. Plans for the Spitzee Days summer-end festival are progressing. The following events have been scheduled: Aug. 25: South Regional Appaloosa Horse Show, all breeds. 9 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. At 3 p.m. at George Lane Park, an interdenominational church service. Aug. 26: High River Tennis Club, day-long tournament. Clown contest during the morning at the Pioneer Square. Aug. 27: Freckles contest. Aug. 28: Novice gymkhana. Aug. 29: Friendship group to present entertainment at Pioneer Square. During the morning a kite contest for kite and fliers. Aug. 30: Boat race on Highwood River: chess tournament; fashion show; and staging.of "Moonshine, Mounties, Money and Missus Morris" by the Pocket Lane Playhouse of Calgary, depicting Calgary in 1884 family production; Aug. 31: provincial finals of the Little Britches Rodeo at the rodeo grounds; women will host a Softball tournament at George Lane Park. Evening: barbecue and dance. Sept. 1: High River Agricultural Society race meet begins with thoroughbreds and quarter horses contesting the purses. The Softball tournament continues. The Highwood Golf and Country Club will start the annual Labor Day Men's Open Golf Tournament. Spet. 2: Second day of the race meet and second half of the golf tourney. Children's parade. Swim meet at the local pool. The High River recreation director is currently working on possible inclusion of other events and a definite timetable for Spitzee Days here. Youths get training STANDOFF Carpenters Max Wadsworth and Reggie Buckskin are providing on-the-job training in carpentry for 10 youths of the Blood Indian Reserve. The special educational project is being carried out under an Opportunities for Youth grant of The project is for young men from 16 to 20 years of age. They develop skills in carpentry by repairing and renovating homes on the reserve. They install doors, windows, wood panels and drywall pan- els. Twenty homes will be renovated by Aug. 31. Sponsored by the Blood administration here, the students are school dropouts. "The project is one of the most worthwhile ones begun and real interest has been shown by the workers. It's not a job where trainees sit around and have nothing to do. There is no spare time for them because the daily work load is Arnold Fox, Social Services department worker said. Children's clinics set COALDALE The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is to spon- sor the following children's clinics: Hays Aug. 13, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. Picture Butte Tuesday, Aug. 13, Picture Butte High School, 10 a.m. to noon and l.to 3 p.m. Taber Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the health unit office in the ad- ministration building, 10 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m. Nobleford Wednesday, in the school, to p.m. Vauxhall Wednesday, in the elementary school, 10a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Coaldale Thursday, in the health unit office, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Taber Thursday, in the health unit office, in the ad- ministration building, from 10 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m. Hardieville Aug. 16, in the school, to p.m. Speech therapy for pre-schoolers is available at the health un- it. Buffalo-crossed cattle provide rancher's hope By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor DEL BONITA A little bit of the "old west" lives at the Joe Juhasz ranch north of here. He has three buffalo, an animal once hunted almost to extinction but now pampered, thriving and somewhat of a tourist attraction here. "Sometimes there will be five or six cars lined up on the highway as people take pic- tures." says Mr. Juhasz. Highly unpredictable, his 2.- 000 pound buffalo bull has threatened the rancher more than once. "He will threaten you. run up and shake his head." says Mr. Juhasz. "I suppose if I ever started to run. he would ohase me. But if you kind of hold your ground, he will stop." He got them for each, making the purchase from the Flathead Buffalo Preserve in Montana. They run with five Highland cows and Mr. Juhasz was hopeful of a buffalo Highland cross calf this spring. One of the cows did calve, but the rancher can't be sure yet if its a buffalo cross. It's probably a Highland because the Highland bull was com- peting with the buffalo bull for the attention of the cows last summer. Raised with the cattle, the buffalo "stay with those cows real well." This overcomes the one big problem buffalo men face the powerful dis- dain these animals have for fences. A cow buffalo can clear the fence from a standing jump. "They are pretty fast but not for too long a distance and they are quick." says Mr. Juhasz. His friend Gene Beimler of Cardston also bought a small herd of buffalo. "His got out on them a cou- ple of times last winter and their place is near the moun- tains." says Mr. Juhasz. "They had quite a bit of trou- ble getting them back. Finally they went out on skidoos and got them in." The Del Bonita rancher's buffalo stay put unless the buffalo calf crawls under the fence at the ditch. Then, "she gets kind of worried about the calf and she can clear that fence pretty easy." The bull, has his own recreation. They put a big tractor tire up for the bull to butt. "He just chucks it around like a tennis ball." says Mr. Juhasz. The tire is tied to a stout post. The bull likes to flip it with his neck and make ringers. There are other benefits to owning buffalo. "They are pretty good weather forecasters." says Mr. Juhasz. "When they get to running around and around this old pasture for an hour at a time well, in a few days we will get a cold spell or a storm." The three year old bull weighs 2.000 pounds, and will probably grow for another year. "I got them when they were five months old. For a hobby more than anything. But they are expensive to feed, eat 20 pounds of grain a day. half oats and half rolled barley. He says they "make kind of a sound like a pig they will just grunt." Mr. and Mrs. Norman Howg of Enchant are pleased to an- nounce the graduation in nursing of their daughter Cathleen Klemen. Cathleen graduated from the Grant MacEwan Community College. Edmon- ton. She has accepted a posi- tion at the Misericordia Hos- pital. Edmonton. No calves yet Rancher Joe Juhasz of Del- Bonita runs a buffalo bull with his Highland cattle. FRESH FRUIT COMBINE A HOLIDAY AND FRUIT PICKING IN CRESTON, B.C. AND STAY WITH US AT THE CITY CENTRE MOTEL (323 miles from Lethbridge) Quiet treed location sleeping and house- keeping units colored TV complimentary coffee good rates. CARL EVELYN LINDEN NEL MYLYMOK 220 15th AVENUE PHONE 1-604-428-2257 STATIONARY ENGINEERS CLASS CLASS required for South Central Alberta Processing Plant Competitive Wages Excellent company benefits Smaller Town Benefits For further information please contact: (Wilf Mass) Canada Manpower Centre 419 -7th St. S. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta Telephone: 327-8535 ;