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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, August LETHBRIDGE Being boared Freddy, one of the big breeding boars on the George Jarokowski farm south of Lethbridge, wasn't interested in the piglets shown by Lori Jarokowski, 11, of Leth- bridge He was more interested in a warm, sunny mudhole. She is the daughter of George and Rose Jarokowski. WALTER KERBER photos Pressure grows for better highway Council dumps power line TABER (HNS) The Taber Municipal District council has turned down an easement application by Calgary Power Ltd on which a power line may be erected to serve a new sugar beet dump two miles north of Vauxhall on Highway 36 The application failed to gam approval when the question of possible beet traffic congestion at the site was raised The piling ground is at a district road intersection with the paved highway with entry from the side road Canadian Sugar Factories Company had purchased the 80 acre site earlier in the year, since when a beet storage pile site has been levelled and a receiving scale installation is under construction A super piler has been moved from Taber to the site Lacking a control by law, the MD council had no control over the development, which was found necessary by local beet growers who have been hauling sugar beets to the Taber factory in previous years, some for a distance of 32 miles The MD council approved easement applications for the power company to supply power to the CKTA Taber based radio station Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, Resident Rep., 562-2149 SOUTHERN ELECTRICAL CRAFTSMEN LTD. RAY SINCLAIR ASSOCIATES For WIRING By CRAFTSMEN COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES i Town of Fort Macleod Port Macleod, Alberta Water Users As in the past the Council asks for your co-operation. Owners whose house number ends in an EVEN NUMBER WATER ON EVEN NUMBERED DAYS And those with numbers ending in an ODD NUMBER WATER ON ODD NUMBERED DAYS Hours of Watering: a.m .to Noon p.m. to p.m. D. L. (Roy) WHITE, Municipal Administrator transmitter at Barnwell, and to the Taber Municipal Airport four miles north west of Taber Also approved were easement applications from Canadian Western Natural Gas Company for a number of farm gas service installations, and for buried cable locations for Alberta Government Telephones Council set the boundaries of the recently formed Bow River Gas Co-op and the franchise area in which the gas company is installing farm service lines Both are located in the north part of the MD north of the Oldman River The Co-op area includes adjacent portions of the counties of Vulcan and Lethbridge The areas were approved on the recommendation of the Alberta department of utilities and telephones The council also approved an agreement with the PFRA for the enlargement of the water supply system serving the residents of the hamlet of Enchant, which is administered by the MD Tennis slab made large BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council expended its plans for a tennis court here after Coun Frank Capron told council the extra cost for a third court would be small Construction has begun Two courts will be equipped When the demand increases, a third court will be equipped Town to borrow CLARESHOLM (HNS) Town council has approved a bylaw to borrow to expand its water service system that runs about seven miles west to the Willow Creek The improvement was suggested by Underwood and McLellan, the town's consulting engineering firm. The provincial government will pay half the cost of the first stage of expansion, otherwise the price to the ratepayers would be A booster pump will be installed in the line The purification plant seven miles west of town will be upgraded The town has been experiencing summer water shortages There has also been difficulty in maintaining enough pressure to service the east side, beyond Highway 2 By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor WARNER Farmers and ranchers in the Milk River and Twin River area are pressing the provincial government to improve the Milk River to Del Bonita secondary highway There are no commitments from the highways department, however Traffic is heavy to Milk River, a grain delivery point for the area, and the road is taking a heavy pounding Pot-holes are numerous Residents say they are deep, wide and dangerous Property damage sometimes results from impacts Advises Alfred Jones of Twin River "If they would put an oil top on that road and press it down so they could hold that light, sandy soil and gravel it would certainly help The department has overhauled the road recently It's a nice high grade but quite narrow The job is only half done and topping is needed, he said The department of highways says the oil treatment only stabilizes the surface and eliminates dust In a recent letter to the County of Warner, the highways department says the oil topping is not a pavement and the road will break out into pot-holes even if the topping was done The department says the area is well-served with a paved road from Del Bonita to Magrath This doesn't help producers who ship to Milk River Wray Swanson of Milk River agrees with Mr Jones that it's "a sad state of affairs "They don't seem to make any effort to fill these potholes up says Mr Swanson The 30-mile drive to his farm at Twin River is "rough for me and dangerous for people who don't know what the road is like He says he found an expensive hubcap The fellow who lost it said he wrecked a tire and wheel rim when his vehicle hit a pothole It's a dangerous says Mr Swanson "We sat here and watched for six months The county never makes any effort to fill these potholes up and it s dangerous At the same time he wants a bridge over the Milk River and a more direct route to the Raymond area "I farm at Twin River and we have cattle grazing lands back he says 'All our cattle end up at Hi-Way Feeders at Raymond as does a great deal of our grain We have to bring it out through Highway 4 through Milk River It's a long haul At present there is no route north between the Del Bonita Magrath highway and Highway 4 The highways department letter said another connection from Del Bonita to Raymond is not necessary, but the Warner county council in reading this said the department didn't undet stand the request 'How could you connect a road from Del Bonita to Raymond9 asked Coun Murray Holt of Raymond "That is a mistake Then the council went on to back this idea, except that it would be the county responsibility to maintain it Reeve J H Otto said "when that pavement is completed wherever thev do, and turn it back to the county (it will be) the county responsibility District highways engineer Joe Glowach of Lethbridge confirmed Friday that under the present legislation secondary highways are counU responsibility And Twin River area residents emphasize by petition that the potholes are also the county s responsibility to repair Mr Jones and other area residents favor a paved Milk River-Del Bonita Cardston highway for tourism purposes The Coutts border crossing is open 24 hours a day Sav tourists are going to Waterton says Mr Jones Thev could go to Milk River and then right on west to Waterton OPENING SOON! in CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Council has hopper squabble CLARESHOLM (Staff) Willow Creek Municipal District councillors are in conflict over the best time to kill grasshoppers Coun John Housenga of Fort Macleod says, "Get the old ones later they are the ones that are going to lay the eggs Coun Ken Weatherhead of Claresholm agrees "Now they are just getting ready to lay their eggs Now is the time to get them Other councillors say the best time to kill them is when the 'hoppers are young Lethbridge Research Station scientist Phil Blakely thought it best to spray when the insects are small He says the roadside areas are full of young grasshoppers early in the spring Pincher Creek fair opens today at 12 PINCHER CREEK (Staff) The Pincher Creek Agricultural Society's annual horticultural show was to open at 12 noon today and end at 7 o'clock tonight Then the hall will be cleared for a Pincher Creek Community Hall board-sponsored beer garden with an orchestra and dancing Fair entries were also to be viewed today at the Canyon School Chinook Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo events were scheduled to begin at 6 p m today and again at 1 30 p m Sunday new Directional Hearing Aid. If you find that much of the sound you hear is harsh irritating noise tht.n our new Directional hearing aid 'he Royal D could be just right 'or you This comfortable aid brings you clear rich sound at a pleasant level as it softens and reduces harsh unwanted background 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 Thf Quality goes n brtOFG tht r or LEISTER'? MUSIC LTD. Helning the hard of hearing since 7 943 Paramount Tht Ye Bldg. Phone 328-4080 715 4th Avenue S. 327-2272 Japanese men visit Taber TABER (HNS) A group of 45 Japanese agriculture educators were recent southern Alberta visitors and toured the Olds School of Agriculture and agricultural industries in the Vauxhall and Taber districts WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day Thursday, Aug. 22nd 516-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Next Door to Bank of Montreal The proud new owners of SAM CARL'S WELDING George Androkovich and Dennis Nay wish to announce that their service to both old and new customers will continue as usual. They solicit your continued support. 2 Portable Welding Units Pressure Work Specialists in Aluminum and Other Types of Material Structural and General Welding EAZ-LIFT and Reese Trailer Hitches 24712th St. B N. Phone 327-7722 THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY is offering a 1 year program in PROCESS PIPING DRAFTING Starting September 1974 Are you interested in a career in Process Piping Drafting? Do you have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent? Qualified Piping Drafting personnel are in great demand throughout the province. Piping enjoy the benefits of above average salaries, pleasant working conditions, and numerous fringe benefits. Be a part of Alberta's growing oil, gas and petro chemical industry. POSITIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN WITH Oil Companies Engineering Consultants Engineering and Construction Companies Fabricators Enrol now in Process Piping Drafting at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology I To Registrar's Office S.A.I.T. 1301-16th Ave N W Calgary T2M OL4 Phone 284-6413 Please send information about Process Piping Drafting Name Address THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY: Cambrian Engineering Group Ltd. Monenco Consultants Ltd. Crest Engineering Pan West Engineering and Delta Projects Ltd. Construction Ltd. Fish International Canada Ltd. The Ralph M. Parsons Co. Ltd. Fluor Canada Ltd. Reid Crowther and Partners Ltd. Monmax HAG Services Ltd. Sterns-Roger Canada Ltd. SNC Tottrup Service Ltd. ;