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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, August 28, 1974-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 15 County raises no objections to Etzikom cooperative By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST (Staff) The County of Forty-Mile council has no objections to the granting by the consumer affairs department of a licence to the Etzikom Co-operative Ltd. store. Coun. William George McFall of Etzikom said the store meets the county's fire, zoning and building bylaw. Councillors William Kenneth Babe, Ed Torsher and Reeve Dan Vanden Berg have been named to a committee to discuss nuisance grounds in the Bow Island-Burdett area with officials of towns and villages and the department of health and social welfare. County agricultural committee chairman Bill Gejdos of Skiff told council his committee wants to see leftover funds from its 1974 wild oats control program used to upgrade seed- cleaning plants in the county. Dennis Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nelson, has been awarded the agricultural committe's bursary to attend college. Another applicant is on file for January approval. Coun. Gejdos said notices to destroy noxious weeds were served on four farmers last month. The grasshopper survey will be conducted now. Potato inspections started Monday. He said the new district agriculturalist has reported the government is going to institute a new program of subsidizing some home ownership on farms. "There is nothing too much new on it he said. His committee reviewed the environmental impact studies conducted by the science advisory committee. A committee has been formed for the transfer of public land for irrigation purposes. One fire at Skiff was attended by the county weed sprayer unit. "The owner consented. She was aware we had had chemical in Coun. Gejdos said. "She gave permission to use it and we saved the he added. He noted Coun. Marg Dragland had suggested the agricultural committee purchase a tree remover but the price at was considered to be too high. "This is something that people would like to have added Coun. Dragland. "Instead of just destroying these trees, you can pick them up and have them moved because it is hard to grow a tree in this country "I think it would be very difficult to move a big tree and get it to grow without an adequate water said Coun. William George McFall. Coun. Gejdos, first noting that Coun. Dragland had inform- ed his committee, "about farmers being critical about the agricultural services offered by the then said his com- mittee is willing to hear farmers on the matter if they will con- tact the committee Coun. Gejdos said bad weed spots should be reported so the committee can determine priorities and look after the worst areas first. Province pays loan to boost plant BROOKS The provincial government is determined to keep the Newell Vegetables Plant operating and has paid off a bank loan to do it Details of an agreement between Federated Co- operatives Ltd. of Saskatoon and Newell Vegetables Co- operative Ltd. were released here recently Alan Champion, director of administration for Alberta Agriculture, explained a lease agreement which the govern- ment had encouraged and an- nounced specific aid at the re- cent Newell Vegetables an- nual meeting About 25 growers attended The department will pay a bank loan of and the interest on a loan of from the Alberta Oppor- tunities Company. A sum of will be paid immediately for current operations and will be made available to pay out- standing accounts. Certain out of pocket ex- penses and those involving relocations of personnel also will be paid by the agriculture department. Said Mr Champion. "It is the intent of Alberta Agriculture to keep Newell Vegetables operating and to instill confidence among the growers with the view to ex- panding the industry." Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer wants vegetable production increased in the Brooks area A management agreement Strike slows project CRANBROOK (Special) Engineer Richard Fletcher says the city's new million water improvement project now under construc- tion is about six weeks behind schedule because of the recently-ended concrete strike. The work at the new reser- voir site six miles up Joseph Creek near the base of Baker Mountain started last May with the completion date set for the fall of 1975. Contractor Pooley Construction Ltd. based its schedule on concurrent reser- voir excavation and concrete diversion tunnel construction. The concrete workers' strike could not be bypassed because a picket threat was made Hence the strike, which started last July, has put concrete construction far behind the original schedule. Double shifts on excavation and concrete work may be started next week. It is hoped good weather will allow the work to proceed without further setbacks. Antler Construction Ltd. has the contract for eight miles of pipeline and is now laying 30- inch supply main Concrete was not available for the valve chamber, pressure reducing stations and treatment building Officials hope the reservoir will be ready to catch the spr- ing runoff. has been signed with Federated Co-ops on a set two-year term with three one- year options. Newell Vegetables will either operate the plant at the end of five years or sell it to Federated, which has first refusal. "The government is involv- ed only to protect the interest of the growers and the Mr. Champion said Newell Vegetables directors met 17 times during the year and at least eight times with government people to try and solve its financial problems, chairman Joe Hemsing told the meeting. "Lack of operating capital continued to be the number one he said. "In the spring of 1973 a cost study was done. It proved that importing and packaging carrots at Brooks was un- profitable In September the board of directors, with Jack Dench as plant supervisor, assumed full responsibility for the plant's operation. Despite lack of cash flow, all staff members were paid and growers received a ton on carrots to date with Visitors like museum PINCHER CREEK (Special) "For the first time our children caught the feeling of history the wonderful approach did it. Thank you from their Mom." That was the first remark in the visitors' book at the Pincher Creek Historical Society's museum here. It was written by a North Vancouver, B.C., woman. It was one of many comments which speak highly on the museum. To date this year, visitors from England, Wales, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Alaska and 14 other U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and many Alberta points have signed the visitors' book. All of the museum artifacts came from Pincher Creek and district. Living styles of the early 1900s are depicted in the Kootenai Brown and Ward cabins The "blue Monday" laundry display has proven to be one of the most interesting exhibits. The museum idea was born several years ago when the historical society appealed to the public for funds to erect a museum on property donated by the town. The society also published, with the aid of a New Horizons federal government grant, a history entitled From Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass The book contains stories of the lives of local pioneers and is now available. APPOINTMENT Wiebe Barwegen Mr. C. E. de Jager, General Manager of Capitol Furniture and Carpet Ltd., is pleased to announce that Mr. Wiebe Barwegen has joined Capitol's Sales Staff. Wiebe invites his many friends and customers to come and see him for their furniture and carpet needs. CAPITOL FURNITURE and CARPETS LTD. 326 5th Street South 327-8578 another payment to be made shortly. This fall the plant is ex- pected to process about 175 acres of carrots and much smaller acreages of parsnips, onions and turnips. Harvesting of carrots should start within the next two weeks Andrew Cochran, recently appointed plant manager by Federated Co-ops, says the plant needs a large volume of produce. There is a good staff and plant, "mechanized beyond the amount of produce being brought he said There was a tremendous amount of bagging that is not required. In the future it is planned to pay growers as the crops are sold "I intend to operate this plant as if every dollar invested were Mr. Cochran said. Marinus Smit and Winky Kimura were returned to the board by acclamation. Joe Chomistek was named to the post his brother Emil Chomistek vacated He noted there are more than miles of roadsides to spray in the county and some bad areas are sprayed twice "If any of the ratepayers in your area have complaints. I wish they would put them to the committee instead of us getting them second or third said Coun. Gejdos "If they actually came, they would have nothing to talk said Coun. McFall. Changing the subject, Coun. Frank Romeike asked. "Does a dragonfly lay eggs on Nobody knew for sure But Coun. McFall said he knew of a fly, one that looks like a great big mosquito, that does. He also noted that the weed inspectors "did some pretty good work in my area." Coun. Gjdos ended the report by saying spraying for grasshoppers is difficult to carry out because it is hard to "get a man to run that sprayer." South in Short Tower may be working soon COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman town council is hoping to have the rebroadcast tower on Bluff Mountain in operation early this fall. The council still has a few problems to solve before the tower becomes functional. Permission must be received from the department of lands and forests and the electrical protec- tive branch to string a power line to the tower, a helicopter must be provided to install the relay, and future maintenance of the tower must be investigated. Mayor John Holyk will contact Mrs. Ted Chalmers, Calgary Power Lethbridge division manager, with regard to a contract to supply power to the tower. All equipment for the tower has arrived and is ready to be installed. 4Pass gas rates increased COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Town of Coleman was in- formed by the Alberta and Southern Gas Company that gas rates have been increased from 33.82 cents per million cubic feet to 62 8 cents per million cubic feet effective July 1. The town sells its gas for 55 cents per MCF. Mayor John Holyk, councillor Ted Kryczka and the town lawyer will meet to discuss the matter. Program sets record COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass recrea- tion board concluded its summer playground programs in the 'Pass Friday. The department had a record number of children par- ticipating in its programs this year. Concluding parties were held in individual playgrounds for children and parents Friday. Clinics scheduled COALDALE The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsor- ing the following infant and pre-school clinics: Nobleford Wednesday, in the school from to p.m. Vauxhall Wednesday, in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Coaldale Thursday, in the health unit office in the town office building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to noon and to 4 p.m Taber Thursday, Aug. 29, in the health unit office in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 30 to 4 p.m Auction set at Coaldale COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale Rotary Club will hold a "Lucky 13 Community Auction" Sept. 13, in the Coaldale Arena. Rotarians say they need articles for the auction Proceeds will be used for community services. Workers have safe year Workers at Shell Canada's Waterton gas plant have worked over hours and 365 days without a lost-time accident, says plant manager Cliff Paulson. The 140 workers at the plant, located 20 miles south of Pincher Creek, passed the 365 accident-free-days mark Aug. 13. The plant manager says safety figures include only Shell employees, not workers employed at the plant by other com- panies. District Coleman council to fight landfill COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Any proposal to create a sanitary landfill in the Allison Creek area will meet with solid opposition from the Coleman town council The department of environ- ment has been granted per- mission to do test drilling in the area for a possible landfill site. The Allison Creek area is a heavily used major recreational area in the 'Pass. Council will ask the govern- ment to clarify a recent letter informing the town that the department had been granted permission to do the test drilling, and that a request to conduct the test was made via the department of municipal affairs on behalf of ID 5. Waiting for the season The doors are open and the operator of this elevator, a. few miles south of Lethbridge on the Courts rail line, prepares for loads of gram. The wheat harvest is underway and the next month will be busy for South- ern Alberta gram farmers and elevator operators alike. The track here at Stewart Siding, just south of the city was upgraded this spring. Nine similar structures in the south are scheduled to be abandoned this year, put- ting added burdens on remaining elevators Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, RMktent Rtp., 562-2149 Riley McCormick BflCK-to-SCHOOL CLEARANCE 500 Pair of LEE FLARES Blue Denim Regularly Clearance price 14 95 For Your Back-to-School SHOPPING DENIM SHIRTS A selection of shirts by Levis, Lee, Western Craft, Caravan, and others. 300 Navy Denim and Chambray shirts and others too numerous to mention. Regularly to 17.95 Clearing while they last, each no CHARGEX AMERICAN EXPRESS We feature the largest selection of Levis and Lees in Southern Alberta also Levis Bellbottoms Lee Flares Lee Boot Cuts Denim Jackets (by Lee and Levis) "Lethbridge's leading Western Store" Lee and Levis Shirts Levis Cords and Cord Jackets Centra Village Mall Phone 328-5644 RILEY McCORMICK Levis Boot Cuts ;