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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wtdnttday. February Coaldale sportsplex opens with 650 in attendance An estimated 650 people attended the official opening od the Coaldale and District Sportsplex Arena Monday The arena, on which has been spent so far, has been operating since December Another will be required before the events preliminary curling s of the 1975 Lethbridge, Southern Alberta Canada Winter Games are held in it. Coaldale Mayor A. F Blakie commended all the donors who made the arena possible, especially the Coaldle and District Agricultural Society The society got a loan, which the town guaranteed from the provincial IN SA WHOA Y'S WEEKEND! Mordecai Richler One of Canada's best-known authors gives an account of what it was like making his book The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz into a movie. This Saturday in Weekend Magazine. The Lethbridge Herald department of agriculture for the sportsplex. But the project still had a long way to go, he said. The old curling rink would have to be replaced, and a lobby constructed across the front of the building. Fred Burton, president of the agriculture society, said he hoped to see agricultural shows in the multi-purpose arena in the future. He said the structure was built through the co-operation of the town council, the other governments and civic groups. Les Usher, deputy minister of culture, youth and recreation for Alberta, said the Coaldale and District Sportsplex had tremendous community backing Automation made more recreation facilities necessary, he said MP Norm Cafik parliamentary assistant to Health Minister Marc Lalonde, also said more people must hs involved in recreation because they have more leisure time. Mr. Cafik officially opened the arena by using a goalkeeper's stick to shoot an oversized puck through a red tinfoil goal ___ Evidence shows prehistoric life near Sparwood Fly-in scheduled at Taber TABER (HNS) Taber's second annual fly-in and breakfast will be held in conjunction with the Victoria Day rodeo May 20. Announcement of the fly-in was made by committee chairman Cpl. Morris Marsh, RCMP Taber detachment, following receipt of approval from the Alberta Aviation Council and the ministry of transport, Edmonton. Details of the fly-in breakfast are in the planning stage, with transportation being provided to and from the airport during the day. Visiting flyers will be able to take in the rodeo parade while in town, and may stop over for the afternoon rodeo performance at the exhibition grounds. Serve up the pancakes ROGERS' Pancake Pouron the Rogers'! ROGERS' PANCAKE SYRUP with the golden flavor of cane-sugar syrup1 And also take home ROGERS' GOLDEN SYRUP in the tin handy plactic container. For a free ROGERS' RECIPE BOOK, write: Rogers' Recipes, P.O. Box 2150, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3V2 By P. J. CHALA Herald Correspondent NATAL Herds of buffalo roamed the grassy plains and hillsides of Sparwood in a prehistoric age, while the and the antelope probably played in the coal fields. Archeologist Wayne Choquette of the University of Calgary reports finding positive evidence in the Sparwood, Natal and Elk Valley regions of prehistoric occupation by both man and beast. Only a short distance from the Kaiser Resources Limited general office, for example, lies a mass of buffalo bones indicating a major killing area. Mr Choquette described the location, beneath a cliff near the Elk River, as a buffalo jump to which the animals were driven in herds by their hunters. On reaching the cliff, the buffalo jumped off and were killed or badly injured by the fall. Thus, the Indians had developed an easy way of filling their larder. Mr Choquette, who led an archaeological study of the Elk and Fording Valleys last fall, said in an interview there is substantial evidence of prehistoric occupation dating back about years. "We found enough material to trace a whole sequence of occupation up to about years Mr Choquette said. Items found included spear points, butchering tools of stone and bone, arrow heads and about 10 camp sites. Evidence of a large fireplace was found at Sparwood, behind the East Kootenay Steel Building. He estimated that at the nearby buffalo jump, thousands of animals had been killed over the centuries Mr. Choquette said all signs indicate that the prehistoric race occupying these valleys was different from the Indian races to the east, even the Crowsnest Pass residents or the foothills people He described them as Upper and Lower Kootenaians, a "very singular race" which moved mostly north and south with the seasons in search of food and shelter. He said the Sparwood area was probably their main habitat for many years, and also referred to the Elk River The Kootenaians were nomadic in nature and adaptable to a varied environment They probably lived in teepees as trees of any size were scarce From his findings, Mr. Choquette considers that the Elk and Michel valleys were large tracts :g of grassland following the recession of glacial lakes There was a period of maximum dryness and heat during which trees g: didn't grow, he said. The g: buffalo obviously came from Alberta, via the" Si Crowsnest Pass and 8 travelled west as far as the Kootenay River system, x and through the area known as the South Country He said he found g buffalo bones during a study in 1972 of the Libby Reservoir area Although the Kooten- aians made use of most g resources available to :j: them, there is no evidence that they used coal in any S form or for any purpose. 8 t Sun -sational Golden like the sunshine of the Okanagan Volley and delicious like you wouldn't bebeve! The B.C. Golden Delicious often called the "gourmet apple" because it's such a perfect eating apple crisp and juicy, with a distinc- tive flavour that's like no other apple you've ever tried. You may have eaten a Golden Delicious Apple, but have you ever eaten a 'B.C.'Golden Delicious Apple? There's a big difference. Ours are cnsper, juicier, with more of that sunny Golden Delicious flavour. Try our taste sun-sation soon. Golden Delicious Apples 25' Jo Bf M Crown land for beef or skidoos? KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Provincial governments have to decide whether crown lands are for recreation or beef production, an executive member of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association says. Secretary Chris Mills said conservationists and recreationists are making inroads into crown land ranches'use. "We have a slogan in Alberta food or fun. You can either eat or skiddoo but you're not going to do Mr. Mills told the British Columbia Stockmen's convention on the weekend. "Use of crown lands for beef production is an important factor across the Prairies and in B.C. and we have advised cattlemen to press very hard on two points." Town loses senior surgeon CLARESHOLM (HNS) This town is losing its senior surgeon, Dr. J. E. Lloyd He has served the community for almost 20 years. A citizens' committee, headed by Aid. Dan LeGrandeur, has been trying for several months to persuade doctors to practise here. Four doctors are now serving three local hospitals. A dentist, Dr. Ed Husop, now practising at Calgary, is expected to begin practising here March 1. Only one medical doctor has expressed any interest in coming here, Aid. LeGranduer said. Elk-feeding project is second step of program NATAL (HNS) A winter feeding program for elk in the East Kootenay area of the province was announced recently by Jack Radford, minister of recreation and conservation. The winter feeding is the second step in a wildlife rehabilitation program started last November with the purchase of several ranches in this same aiea for wildlife management purposes. "Winter feeding can never be regarded as a permanent solution to the problems of depleted wildlife said Mr Radford, "but restoration of range areas purchased here recently means we will soon be able to again support these animals on their natural range The feeding program will help tide us over until then." Mr. Radford noted that winter is the critical time of year for wildlife as it is at this time that the animals are under greatest stress and their energy reserves are at their lowest "Poor range conditions aggravate the problem as the animals must consume a great deal of energy searching for food over a large he said said The extent of the program will depend on the severity of weather conditions. At present, one ton of hay per day is being distributed through 14 feeding stations in various parts of the East Kootenay and this will be increased as weather conditions drive more animals down into these areas. It is estimated that more than 300 elk and 450 deer are feeding at these stations Councillors discouraged by wild oats program CARDSTON (Staff) Coun Shelton Ririe of Magrath told the Cardston Municipal District council Monday the provincial government's wild oats program is "crap He suggested the provincial government apply to the seed cleaning plant in the Cardston MD and also put in MD agrees to summer home plan CARDSTON (Staff) The Cardston MD council has agreed in principle to allowing three or four summer homes to be built on a parcel of land just east of Waterton Lakes National Park already approved by the MD council for a trailer court Ben Olson, resident of the area, and Ben Brooks of Raymond are developing the trailer court. They are considering a financing agreement which will obligate them to all the summer homes to be built. Coun Keith Olsen said Monday he is in favor of the trailer court and of summer homes but he said "agreeing in principle" is the same as giving them the go-ahead on the homes. Not so, said secretary treasurer Roy Legge. They would have to seek building permits on each summer residence. Fort Macleod museum gets gov't grant The Fort Museum at Fort Macleod has been named among 21 other such institutions across Alberta to receive grants from the department of culture, youth and recreation, to aid in development of services and facilities. Horst A. Schmid, minister of the department says the grants are for "small museums which are very valuable assets in preserving Alberta's past... to see or touch an object from the past is an enriching experience unmatched by description or photograph." Under the new assistance program, technical advice, loan exhibits, staff training, display assistance and other services of benefit to smaller local museums will be launched. ORE EXPORTED Iron ore from northern Que- bec Is exported throughout the another (which the provincial government is offering to hire another field man the MD doesn't want) into the seed cleaning plant as well "All they can do is say said MD secretary treasurer Roy Legge. "Well, that is a lot more feasible than this said Coun. Ririe. Mr Legge said the plan was mainly to hire more staff with the government putting up to for employees. "We need another agricultural field man like we need another predator control said Mr. Legge and the council guessed he meant not needed, period. The plan also drew loud comments of derision from the MD council for its provision to pay farmers just for attending one meeting (apparently to learn about wild "The farmers know more about wild oats than we do as a said the secretary treasurer. School hoard to consider liquor matter MILK RIVER (Staff) The town school board will discuss at its Feb. 25 meeting whether or not to allow liquor privileges to groups renting the high school gymnasium. Board chairman Steve Balog said Tuesday the matter comes to the board from the Jan. 28 school ratepayers meeting. Ratepayers at the meeting voted liquor privileges should be extended to groups requesting them, he said. Mr. Balog wouldn't predict the issue's fate but said he felt most residents he talked to were against the move. The town board's decision one way or the other will then go to the County of Warner school committee for final approval. Society seeks Hillcrest as historical site HILLCREST (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass Citizens Historical Society went on record at a meeting held in Hillcrest Community Hali Sunday to have the 1914 Hiilcrest Mine Disaster designated as a historical site. The Society will contact the Hillcrest Miners Literary and Athletic Association, the Hillcrest Citizens Committee, the United Mine Workers of America and Byron Creek Collieries Ltd. with a view to getting their support and suggestions on the matter. Coaldale chamber plans meet Age limit set for pool rooms TABER (HNS) With the recent repeal of the Billiard Rooms Act, there has been no age limit for persons frequenting pool halls in Alberta Taber's town council will pass a bylaw at its next meeting, setting the age limit at 15. one year tower than was provided in the repealed Act COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce will meet Feb. 13 at in the basement of the town office building to discuss the chamber s proposal of a town promotion brochure. The chamber recently received incorporation certificates from the federal Department of Consumer Affairs. The executive reports that new members are being sought and present members are urged to become more active. Community band head named PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Betty Nedeljak, will head the new executive of the Pincher Creek Community Band for the 1974 term. Other officers will be Bob Bonertz, vice-president, and Eva Campbell, secretary- treaswcT. Bessie Carlson will 'remain as music librarian and Rhonda Collins volunteered to keep the scrap book op to date. A busy schedule is planned for the band with participation in various community activities and a concert hi May. ;