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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thunder, FvbnMry LCTHBRIDOE The Herald- District 'Power lines should have been marked' CRANBROOK (Special) The Okanagan Helicopter crash Jan 9, which took four might have been avoided, a recent inquest reported, if BC Hydro line crossing the Bull River canyon had been equipped with powerhne markers A recommendation followed that all such longline crossings should be marked. The Bell helicopter, headquartered in Cranbrook and operated by Arthur Druet, was taking three B.C. Hydro employees, Ronald Kelly, Aron Enns and Thomas Martin, to their isolated work site a mile above Aberfeldie Falls on Bull River at mid- afternoon The crash was not witnessed, but evidence made it clear the aircraft struck the sagging volt powerline strung over the river from the towers feet apart. Line sag was 300 feet and further drop to the ground 509 feet. First indication was a power "bump" presumably when the tower installations burned, but the aircraft did not show evidence of any fire. Aberfeldie personnel investigating cause of the bump located the wreckage on the river shore within a short time Deaths were termed accidental with Dr. Laird Wyhe presiding at the inquest. Blairmore briefs 'Pass town backs cable television BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore cbuncil has approved a letter being sent to the CTV hearings to be held in Edmonton May 15 advising the commission that Blairmore would appreciate cable television being brought to town. The hearings in Edmonton are to discuss applications from several firms which wish to bring cable television to this area Bylaws had first reading to allow the town to borrow for a curb and gutter program this spring The job will cost of which amount the town will pay from general revenue The town will also borrow for the proposed paving program. The project will cost of which will be paid from general revenue. The money will be borrowed by issuing debentures over a 15 year period at a rate of interest of up to nine per cent. Councillor Wallace Aebh and town foreman John Gibos are to study a number of specifications and literature pamphlets received on a new overhead loader and plow for the town. The prices submitted by various outlets indicated the cost to the town for a unit would be about Council is also studying costs of a garbage packer for use by the town. Literature on several units was discussed and further queries are being investigated by council. Cost of a unit is approximately Councillor Frank Capron reported on the recent "Operation Co-Operation" meeting held in Blairmore. Under the program, application was to be made on the basis of 1973 grants of for the Community Swimming Pool, for the Crowsnest Pass Citizens Historical Society and for the for the Pass Rodeo Society. Blairmore had earmarked some of the funds available for an ice shaving unit for the arena and construction of tennis courts. It was suggested the tractor from the ice machine could be used during the summer for cutting grass on the golf course so that the unit would have year round use. A report from the department of the environment on a well drill test m west Blairmore that showed that water in the well was very good and could produce up to gallons per minute, drew an enthusiastic response from the town. The 10 to 12 inch well will be used when the town cleans its dam each spnng and during periods when water level in the dam is low A pump house and other equipment for the well will be investigated. Mel Knoll, the town electrician, will evaluate the town's electrical system with a view to updating the system as demand in the town increases. Classification of town employees was discussed and Bill Nicefore was named sub town foreman for public works and Delki Peressini was named sub foreman for parks and recreation. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTINQ v Report your news The Lethbridgc Herald CorraspORdMlinYmArai BARNWELL MRS WALTER GWIGOR BLACKIE wins JIM MONTGOMERY BOW ISLAND MRS O ftOBEflTSOM MRS ALICE SCHAUFELElSPi BARONS JIWECOWIE CARDSTON MRS NORMA HULi CARMANGAY MRS A T SHUWIAKER 223-S121 684 33BO 545 2192 545 2127 643 Contact thasa paopte for your District or Classified Advertising Triple W. gas co-op plans meeting Feb. 27 Out of commission damaged in head-on crash near Blairmore Snow turned Highway 3 into collision course Gas co-op set for pipes WRENTHAM (Staff) The annual meeting of the Triple W Natural Gas Co-operative Ltd will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the New Dayton Community Hall Helmut Entrup, Alberta farmer's and Herb Warner, telephones and utilities, provincial government, will address the meeting A representative of Palmer Engineering of Edmonton, the firm that is handling the rapid expansion of the natural gas co-operative, will also attend The boundaries have been expanded to cover a wide area in Lethbndge County, and the Warner and Forty-Mile counties Future expansion will include Warner and New Dayton residents and rural residents throughout a wide area A total of 350 contracts have been issued, 85 per cent of the possible sign-up Many residents around rural Stirling and rural Raymond have not yet signed The co-op now has about 70 miles of gas main and laterals and goes in a general line from Wilson east to Conrad, serving the village of Wrentham, four Huttente colonies and 62 rural residents. The present board, says chairman Roy Nelson of Wrentham, is endeavoring to contact everyone in the franchise area Those interested may contact secretary Beryl Brantner of Wrentham, 222-2237 Senior citizens head elected CLARESHOLM George Lane has been named president of the Claresholm Senior Citizens' Drop-In Centre Other officers are Harry Clarke, first vice-president, Roy Matthews, second vice- president, Mrs. Art Nelson, secretary, and Mrs Harry Clarke, treasurer BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Highway 3 through the Crowsnest Pass turned into a collision course Tuesday afternoon as more than four inches of wet snow made the highway extremely ice and caused two collisions. A truck driven by Randal Clifford Sissons of Cranbrook proceeding west on Highway 3 about one mile west of Blairmore, was in a head on collision with an eastbound car driven by Paul Daniel Bourassa of Cowman. Sissons was treated in the Crowsnest Pass General Hospital for superficial injuries and released Bourassa was still in hospital Tuesday evening. Both vehicles were extensively damaged In another collision on the highway near Burmis Tuesday afternoon, approximately damage was done to two cars involved in a collision Single occupant and driver of the westbround vehicle was Laverne Martin Wicks of Lundbreck who was uninjured. Driver of the District calendar The annual International Food Fair will be held March 23, at the Taber Community Centre Fort Macleod parents are invited to take part in Education Week activities March 3 at 9 at the W.A. Day Elementary School's Share the Talent Project by providing materials for the school display of hobbies and crafts or by demonstrating talents or hobbies... At 8 p.m. Friday a shower will be held in the Champion Community Hall to honor bride-to-be Cheryl Hagg... Saturday a Brownie- Cubs and families pot-luck supper will be held at the Vulcan Civic Centre at p.m. there will be a skating revue at p.m. Sunday in the Vulcan arena.. at 2 p.m. Sunday a miscellaneous shower will be held in the Berrywater Community Centre to honor Dalyce Silbernagel at 8 p.m. Feb. 27, a miscellaneous shower will be held in the Vf.lcan Uaited Church basement to honor Shirley Hanna, bride-to-be of Kenneth Spanke from to a.m. March 1, the annual cabaret dance will be held at the Armada Hall with music by the Purple Sage Milk River Belles and Beaux square dance dab will bold its regular dance Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Milk River Efts Hall. MP won't run again CRANBROOK (Special) Liberal member of Parliament for Okanagan Kootenay, Douglas Stewart of Kimberiey, has notified the constituency Liberal Association president his late summer decision not to seek re-election under any circumstances is irrevocable. Size and geography of this vast ndjng from Lnraby to Crowsnest, Kingsgate and Roosville are frustrating for proper direct constituency service, be says. eastbound vehicle was Leonard Bourne of Sparwood. Passengers in the Bourne car included Monica Bourne, Patricia Bourne, Daniel Bourne, Petronella Bourne, Deborah Bourne, all of Sparwood, and Mrs. S. Wolf of Elkford, B.C The seventh person in the car was Hiram Bourne 2, who sustained superficial injuries. No one else was injured CARMANGAY (Staff) The Little Bow Natural Gas Co-operative is ready to have its engineer, Palmer Engineering Ltd of Edmonton, begin installation of pipe for the gas distribution system About 80 per cent of the rural residents in the franchise area have applied for gas Canvassing is about 90 per cent completed The co-op will hold its annual meeting March 20 at Barons A permanent board of directors will be elected Assessment appeal pending PINCHER CREEK (HNS) A date is to be set soon for the Shell Canada Ltd. assessment appeal. Mr Justice O'Bryne of the Supreme Court of Alberta recently ruled that the 1972 supplementary assessment of improvements of Shell Canada Ltd is not valid. Notice of ANNUAL MEETING PICTURE BUTTE R.C.S.S.D. No. 79 Take Notice that the Annual Meeting of the Electors will be held in ST. CATHERINE'S SCHOOL PICTURE BUTTE, ALTA. Thursday, Feb. at p.m. Happiness is buying during Dunlop's FUNTASTIC FEBRUARY FUNTASTIC SAVINGS ION ALL THE GREAT 74'! WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO HAWAII top Fofd. you diMict Ised trip 2 to t Hawaii for 2 to I 200 'beginning 5, Atop pinctiatad Fab. 5th A 2Mh, 1t74. 1! GALAXIE Stock No. IttM 2 DOOR HARDTOP, white in color low mileage l name available 14 door LANDAf dark I [green, black vinyl roof ful- I ly equipped radial ply tires. factory air BRAND NEW 1974 PINTO 2 door. 2000 cc. 4 speed. Value opbon package to go AS LOW AS 0 naw Mntoa to Mock maa> to go '2995 bunumuning '1895 f BRAND NEW 1974 MAVERICK Stock Ho 1258. Z door, automatic transmission P S, econo- mical 6 cylinder, white wans, radio. heavy duly batlery vinyl roof bucket seats, many other Tort better ideas 1974 DEMONSTRATORS 1974 LTD 4 DOOR HARDTOP, Ginger Glow in color white vinyl roof HR 78-15 whrtewall tires, automatic, p.s.. p b. radio, block heater and many more Ford better ideas 1970 LTD 1972MONTaM Stock No. 1M2A Stock No. 1M4A 2 DOOR HARDTOP, blue and 4 DOOR SEDAN blue m Woe in color, fully equipped color. fuDy equipped wnyl roof radial tires '2995 '5592 1971 MARQUIS i 1973 F100 FORD Stock No. 11M rmCTflH DMVIID DOOR SEDAN 8 cyloder rNmlir p b. vinyl roof factory air con- Mock wo. DMA V8. ATTINTION TRUCK BUYERS Duntop Ford has just racahrsd a factory trash supply of Pick-up trucks. jrowr 1974 MUSTANG 2 DOOR HARDTOP, saddle bronze color, tan vinyl roof, whrtewal! tires 4 speed trans As Low As Wa 10 Mustangs in stock t; r 1965 MEPCURY 0 1964f ORD F100 TW PICKUP 1L SALE HOURS j Mon.-Wad. a.m. 8 p.m, Thwra.-Fr1. 8 am 9 p.m. Sat 8 am 5 pm DUNLOP FORD 1510 Mayor Magrath Drive Dial 328-8861 ;