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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta RICK ERVIN photo Tranquil scene Wednesday, August 14, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Roads, session discussed at council meeting CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston iMunicipal District council Monday was informed the annual meeting of the Foothills Little Bow Municipalities Association will be held at p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Sven's Family Restaurant at Lethbridge. Secretary treasurer R. W. Legge urged councillors to prepare possible resolutions immediately. Council decided to close the "old Lethbridge road" south of Spring Coulee after an accident in which a truck fell through an old bridge. The road, which is now in use south of Bradshaw. is unused in Spring Coulee area. Bridge approaches will be bulldozed out and the land will revert to grazing. The Chief Mountain Natural Gas Co Operative is ready to proceed with rural gas services in this area but co op officials are still pursuing the possibility of obtaining a provincial government annual grant for a utilities officer. To obtain the grant, the MD council must hire the officer, which it has not done because it feels the position is unnecessary. Council will meet with a co op official on the matter. Coun. Keith OlSen of Glenwood will investigate requests for road allowance leases from Morris Palmer and Freeman Young in the Mountain View and Hillspring areas. Coun. Olsen's motion was approved to obtain a stabilizer unit for a motor grader blade from Renn Sales (Calgary) Ltd. for a month's trial. The stabilizer is said to "practically eliminate the washboard effect" on roads. It is also said to save gravel during winter snowplowing. Council approved the sale of less than one half an acre of tax recovery property at Jefferson to Helmut W. Zlemand of High River. The sale price was Council had no objection to Canadian Western Natural Gas installations for John Zobell of the Welling area and J. G. Purnell, northeast of Cardston. Council approved a Calgary Power plan to supply electrification to Kimball Park camp kitchen areas. Council approved a grazing permit for Palmer Ranches east of the Waterton River at section 34. township 2. range 29. Cranbrook cowboys South in Short plead innocent Fate of Boys' ciub open of range slaughter CRANBROOK East Kootenay ranchers reacted angrily to the B.C. fish and wildlife branch signs which blame overgrazing for the destruction of wildlife habitat. At the annual meeting of the central district farmers' in- stitutes here recently, presi- dent Jack Brown strongly ob- jected to a sign posted at the old Kimberley airport, where fish and wildlife has establish- ed a grouse preserve. According to Brown, the sign says in part: "Removal of protective cover through grazing by domestic stock has reduced the grouse population in many areas of the East Kootenay. The statement is unfair, ac- cording to Brown. Wild game, has also grazed East Kootenay ranges and also must have contributed to the removal of protective wild vegetation. He called the sign, a continuation of the hate program against ranchers According to Dave Phelps, range specialist for the fish and wildlife division at Cranbrook. cattle are not the only animals eating the native bunch grass, but "cattle are the main cause of the he said. Institute members said that Brown should take a picture of the sign and send it to Recrea- tion and Conservation Minister Jack Radford and Cranbrook MLA Leo Nimsick. Before Brown's statement, the ranchers had passed a resolution calling for co operation with the fish and wildlife branch. In the resolution, the group took the responsibility for determining "the ideal blend of game and cattle in relation to the public need and available forage." It also pledged to work toward achieving that goal by co operating with the branch. "It has to be resolved sooner or later we can't go on bickering said Verdun Casselman. The ranchers anticipated another severe shortage of feed this winter and decided to ask the minister of agriculture to begin another program to help pay for haul- ing supplementary feed into the region. They cited a winter kill of crops as their reason for expecting the shor- tage. CRANBROOK Cranbrook City Council is now searching for a structural engineer to check the former armories building now occupied by the Cranbrook Boys' Club, although Acting Mayor Steph Atchison is again seeking a resolution for the demolition of the structure. Alderman Ron Powell led arguments against proceeding with the suggestion that the building be razed. "We have had two opinions on the building's condition, but we have not had an appraisal of its structural he said. "Before we decide to tear it down, we should know if it is worth being renovated." Acting Mayor Atchison said his reason for seeking demoli- tion was concern for the safety of children using the building. One fire there was extinguished in the early morni ig hours, he said. Should a blaze be well established before discovery, it may be impossible to save the structure, he said. The peaceful waters of Park Lake near here Secretary treasurer R. W. Legge said the proposed seed reflected a mottled sky yesterday as rain clouds passed overhead. Wet weather slowed the pace which Leth- Coulee if Marathon Realty will sell property for a site. Earlier bridge district residents set to lakes in recent days. it was thought the plant would be located some distance from ________________________________________________ the village. Number of Indian telephones down MLA to study law EDMONTON (CP) After 11 years of helping to make laws in the Alberta Legislature, independent MLA Jim Henderson is embarking on a course that could lead to his prac- tising law. Mr. Henderson, 47, former house leader of the Social Credit Party and onetime health minister of the province, has decided to begin the study of law next month after 20 years in the oil in- dustry. Despite his studies at the University of Alberta, he said he will serve out his term as member of the legislature for Wetaskiwin. A provincial general election is expected in 1975. "But right now it's my intention not to run again, although I won't make a final decision until next he said. Mr. Henderson, who has a 1948 degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta, has been a MLA since 1963. He resigned from the Social Credit Party last year to sit as an independent. By RUSSELL OUGHTRED Herald Staff Writer Telephones in Indian homes on the Peigan and Blood reserves appear to be ringing less frequently. When Alberta Government Telephones installed its Stan- doff exchange in December 1973, telephones were literally the talk of the Blood Reserve. Last year, the AGT phone directory listed 40 phones on the reserve. Shortly after AGT's new exchange went into service, the listings for Standoff swelled to 325. But by the time AGT published its 1974 directory, effective Saturday, there were 50 fewer subscribers. Phones have also lost some of their appeal for residents of the Peigan Reserve. Before AGT brought phone service to Brocket, there were only a few pay phones. After phone service arrived, the number of listings soared to 141. That was January 1972. Today there are only 91 sub- .scribers on the Peigan 'Reserve. "Everyone wanted a phone at first." explains AGT public relations supervisor John Nienhuis, because they were "quite a novelty." Where has the novelty gone? AGT's Nienhuis says part of the novelty went out the win- dow as AGT's bill came in the door. Many reserve residents who had accepted billing charges for collect calls balk- ed at paying the charges. "I didn't make that call" was a common complaint, he ex- plains. AGT. which has a simple policy for countering unpaid bills, terminated many sub- scribers' accounts. AGT officials estimate just as many Indian subscribers cancelled their phones as were cut off by the company. Security supervisor George Richardson adds the phone company had complaints from reserve customers about fraudulent and obscene calls shortly after AGT installed phones. And that wasn't all: "We did have quite a number of problems with par- ty line interference. Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, Resident Rep., 562-2149 THIS WEEK ONLY AT VANTA'S ECONOMY MEATS 904-Tth Ave. S. Phone 329-4545 Join your friends in their successful freezer beef bar- gains. 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Phone 329-4545 Year won't be extended CARDSTON (Staff) An application from Southern Alberta to extend the 1973-74 crop year, which ended July 31, has been rejected by Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Cana- dian wheat board. George Whitehead, reeve for the Municipal District of Willow Creek, requested the extension because insufficient grain cars were available in the crop year, which ended July 31, to move more of the grain to export position. Because more of the grain couldn't be moved, farmers mis- sed record-high grain prices that were in effect during the crop year. World-wide shortages of grain resulted in the high prices. Mr. Whitehead, addressing the Cardston Municipal District council Monday, said Mr. Lang told him the problem of boxcar shortages occurred only in the isolated areas. And farmers in those areas which weren't well serviced by the rail companies should discuss it with their local grain elevator operators. "See, there is no quipped one Cardston MD coun- cillor. Dump to be closed soon CARDSTON (Staff) Glenwood area residents will have to look for a new garbage dump site as land formerly offered by Virgil Quinton south of the hamlet is now being subdivided and sold for a residence. Council may lose grants CARDSTON (Staff) Coun. Keith Olsen of Glenwood told the Cardston Municipal District council Monday the MD is going to lose provincial grants for recreational development unless it moves immediately on a proposed joint development with the Pincher Creek Municipal District. A meeting will be arranged between officials of the two MDs to discuss the proposed Waterton campsite. Council also decided to apply for lighting for the St. Mary Dam campsite. ON SALE AUGUST 15 TO 21! WHILE QUANTITIES LASTI BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRAW: Deposit the sales slip of any purchase during the week of August 15 to 21 and be eligible to win two FREE tickets to the RCMP Musical Ride. You could be one of 6 lucky winners. 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