Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
inc nc Rancher faces grazing charge By NANCY MILES Speclnl Correspondent CRANBROOK Charge of allowing his beef herd to graze on crown land without a B.C. Forest Service grazing against Gordon has been set for hearing Sept. 14. Meanwhile a county court in- junction has ordered re- moval of the animals from the crown range. This brings to a head griev- ances of remaining South Country ranchers in the tri- angle flanking Libby Dam edging now through their former Kootenay bottom haylands on its 40-miles back- up to Wardner. Purchasing agent was the highways department from those displaced by the some- times mile wide pondage flooding under the Columbia River Treaty. Multiple land use hassle among game conser- vationists and woods industry has intensified through the with this the most controversial at present. The Oestriech beef ranch of 550 acres has operated along- side the Kootenay economical- ly for 27 Oestreich says. No option but expropriation was given to sale of 300 river level acres the water would cover and he retained the rest planning on summer crown range use. House and buildings were raised above flood level. Since 1970 B.C. Forest Ser- vice .crown land grazing for- mula is a loose ratio of ani- mals to the amount of meadow hay harvest the operator has on his own property. Mr. BCFS did not assumed his grazing rights continued at pre-1970 levels though be was no longer operating the sold 300 acres. Beef economy in this enor- mous ranch triangle South Countiy has always been based on hay harvest along Kootenay bottom land with shallow to steep rise from the river into foothills. Grazing in these is sparse and rights are loosely tied in with the amount of hay mea- dow Uie rancher operates to hold import winter hay to a minimum. The rising to moun- tain abound in buckbrush brouse for game animals and bottomland is win- ter game range. Pondage is limited to the river course through the broad plateau which is cut north- south by wooded hills and much of beef ranching outside pondage range continues as though worry of winter feed hay persists. Forest apprehension is over park and game farm apprehension over sharing range with game and conservations concern over minimal survival of dwindling game herds in the face of both tihese basic industries. Miss Peggy Peterson honored with shower PINCHER CREEK A shower in honor of Miss Peggy daughter of Henry and Lila Peterson of Pincher was held re- cently in the Pincher Creek United Church basement. It was tastefully decorated with wedding bells and stream- ers for the occasion. Miss Tammy Peggy's was in charge of the guest book. Miss Peterson was escorted to her place of honor by Mrs. Bonnie her Lila by Mrs. Ruth Mrs. Jean proxy for the groom's by Mrs. Mel Harry. Ribbon corsages made by Mrs. Gada Brims were worn by the hon- ored guests. For Miss Marie Therriault played her guitar and sang a few timely some of which were her own composition. Then Mire. Bonnie on behalf of the presented gifts. John Simmons thanks hostesses for gifts MILK RIVER A shower for a recent bride was held in the Catholic Church hall here. The guest of honor was Mrs. John nee Brenda Feist. Ethelina Thompson wel- comed the guests. Mrs. Ver onic a Mrs. Les Mrs. Harold Vornbrock and Ter- esa Vornbrock assisted with opening and recording of the many gifts. The hostess gift was a va- cuum cleaner. The bride graciously thank- ed hostesses and guests. ARTHUR B. NORMAN 23 clear days in July as mercury hits 102 TABER Taber MD council has learned that in July there were 23 clear four and four partly so. Average of daily tempera- tures was 81.2 for daytime and 49.9 for night. Maximum and minimum were 102 degrees on July 10 and 40 degrees on July 23. During the month only .39 of an inch of precipitation was necessitating a heavy application of irriga- tion water and resulting in sparse crops where irrigation is not available. Applications for assistance from the federal government under the Prairie Farm As- sistance Act are to be com- pleted by the councillors for the areas which they repre- sent. Claims may be filed where crops yield less than eight bushels per acre over any designated where not covered by government crop insurance. It was noted with most of and the other three western provinces under crop this will likely be the last year for PFAA benefits. 13 fires in Taber MD TABER There were 13 fires within the Taber MD during the first six months of 1973 for a total loss of Biggest loss belongs to Taber where seven fires and loss were reported. Major fire was the new Taber Central School which is now under re- pair. One Vauxhall fire for two rural fires for Easy Choice. Seajtonrs FIVESTAt The smooth.taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended wd bottledfcy Joseph Ont. and three vehicle and trailer fires on highways for made up the balance of the re- port. Quinella each day at Taber TABER Prize money adding up to and pari mutuel alo.lg with a beer garden for those who are the main fea- tures of Taber's two day race meet scheduled for Friday and Aug. 24 and 25. Post time for the duplicate race program each day is 4 p.m. The Quinella -will be featured each day toward the end of each program. Admission fee will be Pension plan sessions set Canada Pension Plan officer Louis LaPlace will be in at- tendance SPARWOOD Town Aug. to a.m. FERN1E City Aug. 1 to 3 p.m. CRANBROOK 101 Federal Aug. 9 a.m. to p.m. K1MBERLEY Union Aug. 10 a.m. to p.m. CREgTON Fedefil Agri- culture Aug. a.m. to 3 p.m. Mr. LaPlace will answer queries on the Canada Pension the Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Sup- plement. He will also provide assist- ance in the filing of applica- tions for those who are now or will soon be qualified for the above noted benefits. More district on page 15 Paralyzed for half an hour Norman hit by lightning I By MARIE SORGARD Herald Newi Servlc IRON SPRINGS Arthur B. Norman has many vivid recollections of the past 80 years. A native of he came to this country and to the Iron Springs community with an older Josh in 1912. Variety has certainly been the keynote of his life. Short- ly after coming he went to work in the brickyard at then in the and awhile later as a cook's helper for the crew that was building the Nolan bridge. In 1914 work became scarce and he returned to his native England. There he worked in a chemical plant. It was bombarded in the First World War. Then was transferred to a muni- tions factory. Soon he was on his way back to America again and this time worked for the Great Northern Railway in Montana before returning in 1916 to Canada and to south- ern Alberta. It was back to the mines of southern Alberta and British Columbia for the next five years until 1921 when he pur- chased a plot of land near the provincial jail east of Lethbridge. DITCHRIDER He rode horseback daily lo Lethbridge where he worked with two weE known Leth- bridge the late Dick Burgman and the late Jack Sayers. Three years later he ob- tained employment with the Lethbridge Northern Irriga- tion and got his first ditchriding assignment in 1925. The next year he married Miss Ethel Brady and they moved to the Poole farm southeast of Iron Springs. In 1930 he again went back to work for the Northern Irrigation District and spent the next 33 years in the employment of this or- retiring 1963. In reminiscing about his years of sees a sharp contrast between the horse and cart rattlesnakes were a menace and a shovel a as compared with today's tech- niques which employ wheel move units and cement dikes to prevent seepage. LIGHTNING Also vivid in his memory is the many years when he was struck by light- ning. He was visiting his the late Josh Nor- and fibe Powell family had as their guest a Buster Thompson. Mr. Norman was helping Buster Thompson over a fence when he was struck by lightning. He was paralyzed for half an hour. He then managed to crawl to drier ground and sent the boy to a neighboring farm for help. He suffered burns lo both legs and his hand prints were burned into Buster Thompson's ribs. Wihen Mr. Norman re- covered sufficiently to return to work a few days later he explained his absenteeism to his employer. UNBELIEVABLE been all over the world and heard a lot of ex- cuses but this is the first time I have ever heard that ex- cuse He could not be convinced of the authenticity of Mr. Norman's excuse until he showed him the burns on his legs. Mr. and Mrs. Norman now enjoy a life of retirement in Lethbridge and their three Mrs. T. Mrs. J. and Mrs. D. Erno live in southern Al- berta. Water well looks good BLAIRMORE Two test yielding 12 and 32 gallons of water a min- have bsen drilled near the site of the Blairmore town water cMorinator. If the water tests out it could possibly become a much- rieeded alternate water supply which would feed into the town's present main above the clilorinator. An alternate supply is neces- sary during dam cleaning oper- ations and dry weather condi- such as the 'Pass has ex- perienced this summer. COLLECTS FLIES Scientists estimate that every cubic foot of garbage attracts about flies. RETURN HOME TURIN Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gier have return- ed home from a two month holiday in the Yukon and Alaska. REPORT your H i he Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area PICTURE BUTTE S. P. JOHNSON 732-4449 PINCHER CREEK MRS. ED LUNN 627-3257 RAYMOND MSS. DELIA WOOLF 752-3054 MASINASIN MRS. FRED MUELLER 647-2463 SHAUGHNESSY MRS. ALICE E. WADE................... 327-9661 SPRING COULEE MRS. RON HANSEN 758-6662 STAVELY MRS. VIOLET CLANCY 228-3920 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising Holiday Special Height 6060 Ibs. 9 Dodge MB-300 chassis wheel base 360 CID engine Power steering Power brakes 3 speed automatic trans. Demand water 1t 2-20 Ib. propane tanks 5 gal. hot water heater' Marine toilet tank and shower 3.5 cu. ft. 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