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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ----Solunluy, Auguil 1771 THr lETHtlRlnGF! ItrRMD 3 NEW TIE MOVED INTO PUCE This machine drops space, spreads ihe ballast, and snakes Ihs new lie into place. Bea spikes are placed by hand. ihe emply plates and CHOPS TIE IN THREE A 30-mon crew is replacing lies at Ihe rate of 125 on hour on the telhbridge lo Medicine Hat leg of the CPR line. This machine pile-drives knives just inside the Iwo rails, tuning ills lie in Ihree pieces. II clamps on Ihe tin ends to remove the pieces from under the rnils. PACKS BALLAST AROUND TIES Thii machine lifts the ties against the rails and wlili numerous duck-billed, spade-like vibrating dampers packs the ballasl below and be- side the ties. Eight machines make work 'child's play' DRIVES SPIKES INTO NBW TIE The job is spikes into the new lies. The operator is using drive the spikes "home finished when this machine drives the a movable hydraulic impact ram to Ross Gibb Pholos New ties into place By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service. TXEER The CPR has come a long way since Chi- nese laliorers "sweated blood" lo lay tracks through nigged B.C. moirnlajn lerrain. Nuw a 30-man crew with about eight motor-driven, hy- draulically operated track maintenance macliincs can re- place tics at Hie rate of 125 an hour. This is a far cry from Ihe old hand-labor method. Here's how they do it a nooi- man's guide on how lo build a railroad; Can you imagine lifting 150- pound railroad ties for a liv- ing? They get heavy towards the end of. a day. The darn things are eight feet long and seven by nine inches around. The leading machine, sort of a small crane, moves new ties to the proper location along- side broken ones, (which have been previously and hyclraulically pulls the spikes. Next, a machine cuts Uie tics Just inside the two rails with a Bellevue Eagles victorious BELLEVUE Bureau) The Bird Oilers of Calgary and the Bcllevue Eagles were respective A and B victors in a weekend fastball tournament held at Pincher Creek recently. Twelve teams from Picture Butte, Cardslon, Bellevue, Pineher Creek, Rocky Moun- tain House. Brocket, Lelh- bndge, Calgary, Shauglmessy, Claresliolm and Fishburn com- peted. Bellevue also placed Uiird in the Elk Valley Softball League with 12 wins and six losses. Other teams in the league are: Ferme Kings, Fernie Ho- tel, Ellso, Revektoke, Spar- wood and Kaiser. The Kings. Ferme Hotel, Belleviie and Sparwood, the lop four teams, began playoffs at Ferae. pile-driving guillotine. A grapple crane follows to move Hie three pieces from the road bad after Llie pieces are stacked by two men following Ihe cutter. Another machine drops blades into the empty space, spreads the ballast, and snakes the neu' lie into place. Bear- ing plalcs and spikes are placed by hand. Another rig lifts the tie against Lhe rails, and wilh nu- merous duck-billed spade-like vibrating dampers impact tlie ballast below and at the sides o[ the ties. Following this comes a piece of equipment on which a man uses a movable hydraulic im- pact ram (o drive the spikes home. The w h o 1 e business is very interesting (and amazing) and shows mail's genius for getting i the job done the "easy way." What you mit in here can affect you car insurance Your choice of rJnnl'j make a big difference in your insurance rates. Be- cause if you drink alcohol even if it's only once a probably pay more for your insurance. This agency insures both kinds of people. But to those who never diink al- coholic beverages, we cnn probably olfei extra sav- ings Ihrourib AhMamcrs' Insurance Compnny. Art classes scheduled BLAIRMORE (CAP Bureau) Frank Koci and the recrea- tion office have announced art classes will begin during the first part of September and will run through until Christmas. The schedule is: Mondays, art workshop, Sept. 13 Dec. 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. lo 9 p.m. Tuesdays oil Sept. 7 One. t-1. p.m. lo -1 p.m. WeHnr-sdnys. Ivginncr.s only. Sept. Dec. IP. 7 p.m lo 9 p.m. Saturdays, juvenile, Sepl. It- Dec. IB, (ages 10-15) 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Dogs judged for manners and looks PINCHER CREK (Special) An open dog show was held in conjunction wilh Ihe Pincher Creek Agricultural Society fair. Dr. C. Zachar was director in chaige and Mrs. Ann Rae of Blairmore was the judge. A crowd turned out to enjoy Marsh water level studied the event. First was the working dog section with Mrs. Seigelaar of Blairmore placing first with her El. Bernard; second was Mrs. Gerda Fliessback, G e T man shepherd; and third Gil Brust, German shorthair pointer. In the pleasure class Mrs. R. H. Bennel was first place winner wilh her Miniature Sch- nauzer; Mrs. A] Hale, second with her Pekinese; and Grwin Lutz third wilh his Daschund. Grand champion was award- ed to Mrs. Seigelaar. anrl re- serve champion to Mrs, Ben- nett. After the judging Mrs. Ben- nett gave a demonstration wilh her Miniature S'chanuzer. Tiie tricks and antics of the j little animal were enjoyed by all and showed perseverance in his (raining. CRAM3ROOK Airboats owned and operated by Ducks Unlimited are buzz- ing about mile-square Lake Elizabeth again conlinuing the depth and boltom contours sludy slarlcd last summer. This marsh is along High- 3 adjoining Confederation jusl south of city limits DU budget for 1971 in west- ern Canada approved a sub- stantial sum for lake installa- tions toward control of water level of this otherwise ideal waterfowl breeding area. K o o I e n a y game biologist Ray Bemarchi has termed the lake, flanked by a narrow band of wilderness on its soulh shore, "an ideal symbiotic chain interpreted as a functioning life inter- dependency algae through insects, birds, and muskrats up to the resident cow moose oc- casionally seen browsing among bullrushes on the wild- erness end. Lake Elizabeth is led at ils south end by little Jimsnu'lh Creek and lake depth flue- tuates widely depending on spring runoff and dry or wet summers. Survival of nesting waterfowl in thick hullnishes depends on stabilized control- led depth. Scattered Canada geese hatches at present arc dicey enough for only occa- sional survival. Lake drainage continues via Van Home St. railway area, (ten culvert under the cily to Josepn Creek in northeast area. This draining creek often dries during dry summers. DU theory for waterfowl propagation is based on con- trol of Jimsmith Creek inflow but is dependent on the wide and shallow lake storage area which would require some lype j of diking. This non-profit or-' ganization carries out only fea- sibility studies lo the point wlrere the B.C. Fish and Wild- SBaniweJl camp in Jly JOSEPHINE (.liK.OIl Herald News Srrvirr P, A It WKi.l, llarnwt went cm a (hrec-d.T.1 camping expedition at Ihe Belly lliver flats, Incnlcri 12 miles frorr thi: highway, in the direction of Old Chid Mountain. A toUd of 10 boys ai (ended, under the leadership of Dennis F e n s k e, scoutmaster, Cryifi Anderson, assistant sc-oulnrui.s- ler, and Ed Sliimhashi, v.ho look a load of scouts up and then stayed to lend a helping hand. Thursday, the day of arrival, everyone assisted in telling up camp. Tht afteriKKni uas spcni in swimming and Ihe building of rafts. A raft competition, was held when they were com- pleted. The next day Ihe smuts, j along with their leaders, went on a IB-mile hike. Tliey cross- i ed over Ihe U.S. border" about a mile below the customs station. followed the Belly River to the Hanger Station, which was a distance of c-iejil miles. Here they ale their lunch and enjoy- ed a swim. Tlun it was lime for them to rcllim lo camp. miking Ihe hike -.11 all-day ex-' cursion. That ei-ening Eislnp Martin I Anderson and his two sons Itip and David, Gary Anderson and his son Keith, and Bruce John- son with his son Trevor, ar- rived at eamp loaded down with fresh corn. So even-one present enjoyed a "combust." Saturday morning was camp break-up time. Then 10 leader.' look all Lhe scouts and young- er boys into UK tavn of lerton where they enjoyed swimming in IJic pool. The scouts returned home by late afternoon. The BarmveU Scouts are di- vided into three patrols, al- though they haven't arrived al any names for them as yet. In group one are: HonaJd Ander- I'tllM 1PAI, .1. A. Ham- ilton lias hr-cii named princi- pal ot the nrw Magratli Ele- mentary Srhiinl. Formerly vice-principal, lie taught ele- mentary school for It years anil rarlier taught in (he Mn- Enith High School tor in years. In Iflril lie reeriverf Ills Jiarlielor's decree nt 'Montana .Slnlr. University, mnjdrinc in administration and mnlhc- nialies. Bicycle rodeo set for JMomlay COALDALB HNS) Thn children and staff of the Coal- son Tracy Johnson, j dale Tol Lot will sponsor a bi- Terry Anderson, Bob SMmba- shi, Dee Grigor, Don Tanner and DeLyle Johnson. In group Tanner Murray cycle rodeo 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the lot. There are events for both Lester boys and girls. There is no ad- life sibk Service becomes respon- for acquiring needed wa- ter rights on the creek. If fea-; sibility holders proven and rights j accept, DU then fi- Be assured of top prices and markeling i'o'- your ccni- plcle 1971-1972 Flax Crop. Contract your acreage NOW wilh DIVERSIFIED CROPS LTD. 15 bushels per ocre assured market until July 21, 1972 to establish pries 5 bushels per acre infliaf delivery "Some Flax Growers' Contracts Still Available DIVERSIFIED CROPS LTD. Phone Calgary 245-1223 nances engineering and instal- lations. "This makes a lot of sense lo the over motor- ists who ars Abstainers' policyholders. If it makes sense to you, call us about Abstainers' Insurance. Abstainers' now nlso pro- vides hrc and oilier pn- sfinal pjopiiily coverage for non-drinkers. At low cost. SPANISH SITE Sanle To was founded in I find y (he Spanish as capilal of New Mexico. Pliolos judged PINCHER CREEK (Special) Lulz Hammoser was judge Tor the recent photography show held here. Wiimin.c slide? were to have been shoM 11 I wire but due (o popular dojTidnd Uirrn were pivcn. Dr. lv. director ot the slinw. slated die quality of en- tries was very pood. She would have liked lo hnvc seen more competition in the black and white entries. As this is a yearly feature, local and out-of-town photo- Era pliers