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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 25-mile section built in 1897 abandoned CP Rail launches new line liy NANCY MILES Special Correspondent CRANBROOK Twenty-five miles of Canadian Pacific Rail- way track from Cranbrook lo Wardner, aclually North Star to Colvalli sections were aban- doned permanently recently when the million eight-mile right-of-way from North Star lo SI. Eugene Mission and Fort Sleele went into service. Financing .was chiefly under Ihe Columbia River Treaty since flooding of the pondage backing the Libby Dam in Montana will eliminate the railway bridge at Wardncr over the next few years. Mileage from Cranbrook to Crows nest, east divisional point, increases from 99 to 107, but from Cranbrook to Golden via Koolenay Central link be- tween Crowsnest and Main Lines decreases 26 miles to 167 miles. Because of the province's up- heaved lopography most West Kootenay freight to the Pacific and also east is routed over this line to Revelstoke-Field di- vision on the Main Line. The new eight miles to Fort Steele required reinforced con- crete railway overpasses on the Cranbrook Kimberley road, down Ihe St. Mary's lo a sleei and concrete bridge over the Koolenay River just below Iheir junctions. An extensive new way was constructed in 1968 near Fort Sleele on Ihe cast side of the river. Ihe point at which traf- fic separtaion for Main Line and Crowsnest will take ovei from Colvalli section some 15 miles south downstream, and former south terminal of the Kcotcnay Central line. Since conslrticlion in 1917 of the Kootenay Central from Golden up the Columbia River to Canal Flat and down the Kootenay River to Colvalli it has been under Revelstokc- Ficld CPR division operalion. This will now terminate at Fort Steele, and from there lo Col- valli will be under Nelson- Crowsnest division. Construction of the new eight miles, which has an additional two miles of siding between North Star in Cranbrook and Fort Steele has been completed in a little over a year. It required moving some four million cubic yards of earlh, one million of which was rearranging hoodoos on Ihe soulhern side of Ihe St. Mary's Rive r, St. Mary's Reserve boundary, to provide a reason- a..d the St. Eugene Mission-air-1 able one per cent grade. Pro- port road where it follows Jo- ject engineer is Russell Co- seph Creek almost to the St. Mary's River, then veers east lombo. Future of the abandoned Russell Colombo photos. BRIDGE AND HOODOO SECTION Twenty-five miles of CP Rail track near Cran- brook have been abandoned and eight miles of new right-of-way from North Star to St. Eugene Mission and Fort Sfeele put into service. Top photo: Kootenay River bridge at height required for navigation. It terminates at the new Fort Steele wye for routing freight norih over the Kootenay Central to the Revelstoke-Fieid division or south for the Neison-Crowsnest division. Other photo: hoodoo section where one million cubic yards of earlh were rearranged to provide a one per cent grade to the Kootenay River crossing. Retarded find friends at juniper Day School JL J By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent Juniper Day School for mentally hand i- capped children, operated the Cranbrook branch of Kootenay Society, has added six adtills to its rolls. Curriculum under principal, Mrs. ,T. C. Barton, includes simple handicrafts. In addition to. bowling, skating and small field trips toward understand- ing and being understood by their own community. School day length is success- fully extended Ibis year. The annual branch meeting also heard reports of advances in the Dr. Endicott Home at Creston operated by KSHO branches. Mrs. Henry Main is board of governors secretary. The separate young adult unit is now fully operating at the former Archibald orchard the society owns, and two private residences in the area are being renovated toward licence application as supplementary rooming houses for the addi- tional retarded adults who are trainable at Ihe school. This curriculum offers prac- tical adidt training to the in- dividual's capacity in s i m p 1 e household and farm work. No detailed financial report by Cranbrook branch was re- leased apart from acknowledg- ment of its budgeted amount from the 1963 United Appeal. This year's appeal budget al- lowed contribution, but this may be reduced with fail- ure of the appeal lo reach its quota. Allotment was 15 per cent generosity of various organiza- lon help was acknowledged by treasurer Ed Hinton who re- ported all local and KSHC ob- ligations were met, including Juniper School cosls. Named two-year directors at lliis 14th annual meeting of Ihe Cranbrook branch were Airs. A. 11. Grant. Mrs. H. 0. Sathcr, Mrs. Peter Becker. Mrs. F. R Chapman, Mrs. M. Hohnson Mrs. A. F. Redmond, Do Isherwood, Ed Ilinton, Mrs Ron Gartsidc, while directoi midway in two-year terms ai Rev. Ellis King, Mrs. 0. Knight, Mrs. Florence Dorris Mrs. K. M. Pollon and Mrs H. Walsh. Mrs. Soice hosts WI; Christmas supper Dec. 13 miles, built via Isadore Canyon in 1807-98 has not yet been an- nounced. In general it parallels Highway ;J, southern lran.spro- vincial between Cranbrook and Wardncr, and includes a high- way overpass north of Monday, Uocombor 7, 1970 Tilt LEIHBRIDGI: HERALD 3 School-bus driver Barlow honored by Fort citizens KURT MACLEOD A poem, Tribute to our Bus The south Macleod commun- ity honored school bus driver of 23 years John Barlow. He made his last run on Nov. 9. A pot-luck supper was held Cranbrook city limits, which j in the community hall wit n o w passes over vacated i some ui) parents, former stu- tracks. The first I dents and students in attend- freighl train, ancc. Crowsnesl bound, was dis- There were Iwo second gen- palched over the new line re-! eration families present, Dar- cenlly lo mark Ilio Iransporla- Drivcr, recalled incidents over Die years. 11 was composed by Mrs. Ak'ock and read by former student. Mrs. Trina (Trowbridgc) Wolkouycld. A scroll designed and coin- tion. D i v i sional superintendent D. W. Alexander rode the ea- boose with the crew, while as- sistant superintendent J. M. While of Cranbrook look a press party over il in a Hi-rail truck later. Cook of Lethbridge was given by her mother Mrs. Amy Grif- fin. It was novel in the form of a school bus and the pages in- revealed Ihe names of ryl Forser and his son, Pern'; somc students. also Don Trowbridgc and liis Fraser presented Mr. children.' another second gen- Barlou' mlh a lablc IamP from eration of Mr. Barlow's stu- i tlle parents and students, with dents unable to be present are Allan Trotter and his children. Master of ceremonies was Lloyd Barr, sclwol board mem- Evangelical Church to host senior citizens WARNER (HNS) The an-: attend church services here Alberta's Great Moments I'M NOTPRKfOF THE ORISlmL CfisT.. ________ THEY GOT Me FflOM cotv." ISUREHOK That crazy cast of characters from the Lolhbridge label may take flights of fancy with Alberta's history but nothing changes thai down-tp-earih, real bee. flavour of Lethbridge Pilsner. It's as much a tradition as our pioneering past. Rugged, Masculine. Frankly old-fashioned end proudof it. And that's the way it has lasted for nearly half a century. So next time call for Lelhbridge Pil. Enjoy your own Great Moments with Alberta's original Pilsner. Pilsner BEER TRADITION YOU TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF UCTH WARNER (HNS) The De- cember meeling of the Warner WI was held at the home of Mrs. C. Soice, with Mrs. J. Carr and Mrs. M. Herbst as co-hostesses. Nineteen members answered (he roll call A Family Chrisl- mas Custom. Treasurer reported a bank balance of Mrs. S. Howkins and Mrs. M. Herbst reported an enjoy- able afternoon was spent at Ridgeview Lodge recently. G. Rowland, E. Peck and Mrs. S. Howkins, at the piano, present- ed a musical program and a sing-song. Motion to buy song books for the lodge was passed. In the annual secretary's re- port the members had studied home economics, Canadian in- dustries, h a n d i craft, citizen- ship, United Nations, Unitarian Service, Pennies for Friend- ship, and Cup of Milk organiza- tions. ApproximaLcly was aver- aged from the Lions supper rneelings. Approximately 1.500 pounds of used clothing and six lay- ettes have been gathered from the community for Unitarian service, Salvation Army, the Alberta Hospital and local use. Articles are now being col- lected for the retarded school in Lethbridge. The WI annual family Christ- mas supper will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. in tile Warner Memorial Library. For the new year the mem- bers will again have mystery pals and birthday raffles. A cup and saucer, received by the WI as a prize in the program book competition, was raffled and won by Mrs. A. Troidl, and the proceeds plus money from the treasury to the amount of will be sent to the Cup of Milk fund. Motion to put into a sav- ings account was passed. Program hints will be Ihe roll call for the January meet- hig, which will be held at te home of Mrs. J. Liebell, with Mrs. C. Anderson as co-hostess. A doily, donated by Mrs. E. Orcull, was raffled, realized and was won by Mrs. A. Troidl. Connie Nilsson introduced Laura Pittman, who gave a re- port of their November mcet- They held a Tupper tea, demonstrator was Mrs. M. Todemeir, Milk River. They received about The girls will hold their an- nual Christmas part on Wed- nesday, Dec. 9, with their moth- ers and WI members as guests. They will go carolling on Fri- day, Dec. 11. A motion from the floor that the 1970 executive hold officer for the 1971 term was approved and carried. Officers are: Miss Pauline Troidl, president; Mrs. J. Liebell, 1st vice-president; Mrs. G. Morton, 2nd wee-presi- dent; Mrs. A. Dustin, secre- tary; Mrs. A. Stromsinoe, treasurer. nual meeting of the women of the Memorial Evangelical Church was held recently, Reports of the past year's work were given by a reprc- senlalive from each group Dorcas, Priscilla's and Ihe Mary Martha's. The Dorcas and the Priscil- ias will be a combined group this next year. Rev. J. D. Elhard conducted the election of officers for the coming year. Each circle will be in charge of the monthly program for six months. The general secretary is Mrs. .Art Jacobson and the general treasurer is Mrs. George Mor- ton. The program for the day was presented by Mrs. Wes Kuehn at the conclusion o[ the elec- tions and business. A dinner honoring the senior cilizens will be held in the church basement Wednesday, Dec. 9. Invitations are in the mail. The Dorcas circle will supply the noon lunch to the South- minster girls choir, who will Sunday. Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. The Sunday School Christmas program will be held Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.. with a fel- lowship hour lo follow. The chair's Nighl of Music will be held Sunday evening, Dec. 20, and the candlelight service will be held Dec. 24. Hockey acliou imminent {'or pee-wees COALDALE (HNS) Pee- wee and bantam hockey will commence Wednesday, Dec. 9 on the Coaldale outdoor rink. Pec-wee hockey is for all boys 9 to 11 years and bantam hockey is for those 12 to 14 inclusive. Players will bs assigned lo the various learns and vol- unlecr coaches enlisled before Ihe season's activities proceed. Coaldale does not have an in- door hockey rink. Midget hock- ey is played in the Lethbridge arena every Saturday. it went best wishes for relire- ment and apprccialion of years of devoted service to Ihe com- munity. Mrs. Barlow was presented with a corsage, work of Mrs. Harry Rilson, while they were both given a unique cake made and decorated by Mrs. Jake Segbosr and her daughter, Mrs. Jim Butler. The cake was a miniature school bus, complete with chocolate cookie wheels. Summing up 23 years of driv- ing. Mr. Barlow recalls each siudcnl and as he goes over Ihe list he made mention that they are presently located in Mal- aysia, Australia, Germany and all across Canada. "Here is a telegram I received yestnrday, it's from Buck and Shirley (Preseley) Sanderson in Sas- katchewan." "I like kids, I al- ways got along with them, sometimes they got a little rowdy, but tliat is natural." And as he spoke, each person again became a bus-student, his student. The roule varied over the years depending on where the students lived. ft was never under 75 miles a day and at limes as high as 100 miles. At 200 school days a lol cf miles. Barlow began his were three buses one year thai When Mr. job there coming into Ihe lown's school. Today there are 22 buses coming in to Hires schools. Tile Barlcws fulure plans are lo stay in Fort Macleod as the family are in the vicin- itv. "And this is home." Ace Building Supplies s a EXPA PLAIN WHITE CEILING TILE SQUARE FOOT Fiberglass Insulation PING PONG TABLES R-7 100 square foot rolls '.90 per roll Regulation Painted 5'x9' top Interlocking base SPECIAL, COMPLETE 29 .95 Predator hunt set for Jan. 10 COALDALE (HNS) Vic Rogalsky, predator hunt com- mittee chairman for the Coal- lale and District fish and ame Association, reported re- ently a predator hunt is plan- icd for Sunday, Jan. 10. Points mil be awarded as ollows: fox 200' 0; skunk 100; A trophy will be awarded to le person collecting the most oinls for (he day. 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