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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 27, 1974-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-15 Sewer plan angers park Herald" District Crop sprayers can businessmen be ineffective WATERTON (Staff) The parks department is going to install a sewer system here next summer and local businessmen are hopping mad about it. Gordon Casey, president of the Waterton Chamber of Commerce, said Tuesday, "There isn't one leaseholder in this park that has been told they are putting in the new sewer system in the park this year." Mr. Casey says the job should be done in two stages. He says work should proceed after visitors have left in the fall. "They are going to nut the sewage system in here in the summertime. Our business season is only 60 to 65 days and we are going to have all the streets torn up from mid-May to he said. It is just another example of the federal department going ahead without any input from local citizens in a national park, says Mr. Casey. Pincher ratifies contract PINCHER CREEK (HNS) The Town of Pincher Creek and the Canadian Union of Public Employees have reached agreement on a new contract for about 25 outside workers who will get an 11.62 per cent salary increase. The agreement was ratified by town council Monday. Salaries were increased 35 cents an hour across the board for the first half of the year, effective Jan. 1. Effective July 1 there will be an additional 10 cents an hour increase for most workers while machine operators will receive a 15 cents an hour increase for the second half of the year. Holidays will be three weeks after four years instead of five years; five weeks after 20 years instead of 25 years; and there will be double-time for time worked on staff holidays. Previously it was time and one-half. "I say that is damn poor said the chamber president. "Part of my tax dollars pay their salaries they should put the damn thing in the wintertime or at least start it at the end of September. They could do it in two stages. "Sure, this is the easiest way, the easiest time and the cheapest time to do it but is cost the only factor? Maybe there is an alternative." He said, clarifying an earlier statement regarding what he termed poor park management, that it isn't the parks people who are at fault, it is the system. Mr. Casey says Waterton businessmen are seeking the establishment of a "town council" to give them a voice in park management. "Democracy is the name of the says Mr. Casey, "and we don't have that voice here." The Waterton chamber is working on a statement jointly with the Alberta and Canadian chambers of commerce to be considered at the upcoming April conference as follows: "The importance of the need for input into planning and management from the people who live and who work and who do business in the park is apparent just as it is most important to consider the opinion of the superintendent and the views of the civil servants. It is most important to hear the opinions of all the people who live in the park." Badly-designed or worn-out crop spraying equipment may cost fruit and vegetable growers money and add to environmental damage without protecting their crops. A two-year survey of growers by the Agriculture Canada research station at Vineland, showed that commonly-used spray equipment tended to remain in use without proper maintenance. R. W. Fishei, an entomologist, said operators did not pay attention to nozzle wear which distorted the spray pattern and droplet size. This made coverage much poorer than it should be, he said, and cost growers money. Expensive commercial spayers shoot air and pesticide mixtures at up to 200 m.p.h., but their efficiency depends on the condition of each vital part. Careful maintenance can save money and cut crop losses, as Dr. Fisher has shown. A simple modification to a commercial strawberry sprayer, the addition of jets spraying sideways as well as those already spraying down, cut chemical costs by 130 an acre.v Losses due to strawberry rot were reduced to one per cent from five to 20 per cent. The modification cost The modification created turbulence which distributed the chemical more easily, halving pesticide volume and allowing tractor speed to be raised to three m.p.h. from IVz m.p.h. The research station at Vineland is working closely with farmers and manufacturers to increase the efficiency of spraying equipment and reduce the amount of pesticide used by food growers. Wind casualty About damage resulted when wind overturned half a mobile home north of Claresholm. Miner retires afters 49 years Town's chief surgeon to teach at Calgary District calendar The Fort Macleod Midnight Squares will hold its regular square dance at p.m. Friday in the Fort Macleod elementary school with round dance practice at 8 p.m. and women bringing box lunches and cups The Magrath 4H Beef Club will host a whist card party at Farmhill March 8 the annual LDS Church, Diamond City ward, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at a plate in the Diamond City church. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPWHTINB VERNON DECOUX, Ruktont I SM-21M CLARESHOLM (HNS) About a hundred friends and staff members of Claresholm's three hospitals met at the MacLean Hall Equipment tenders tabled CARDSTON (Staff) Town council Monday night studied four tenders for supplying a new four-wheel drive, front- end loader but referred the matter to town supervisor Don Sudo for an investigation of the equipment itself. Bids were: Caterpillar Tractor Company, Case Michigan, and Huff loader, Coun. Don Caldwell will bring a proposal to council at its next meeting. Mr. Sudo will travel to Fernie to inspect a new Case and to Taber to look over a Caterpillar model. The Case is cheaper than the Caterpillar. The Cat has a bigger bucket and a disc braking system. The Case has an expanding shoe brake system. Council's consensus was that it had received 10 years of excellent service from the present Case model it now owns. It won't be traded as it is still in good condition. recently to bid farewell to the town's chief sur- geon Dr. John E. Lloyd. Dr. Lloyd, who has served the community for more than 19 years, is moving to Calgary to take a teaching position at the University of Calgary and will lecture on family practice aspect of medicine. Dr. Lloyd was presented with an engraved scroll by the hospital board and numerous other gifts by the staff associations of the hospitals. He had been working on a citizens' committee toward establishing a community health care centre in Claresholm to provide the facilities to attract other doctors to se'. up practice here. NATAL (HNS) The record for continuous service in the coal industry by a Kaiser Resources Ltd. employee now is 49 years, six months, surpassing the previous record by a year. The long-service milestone was set by Steve Zuffa, continuous miner-mechanic in the Balmer North mine. A native of Fernie, he began work July 8, 1924, on the tipple at the Coal Creek mine. His father was employed there as an underground miner. "My starting wage was a he recalls. "Six months later I was promoted to loader at a day. That nickle on the end made it look like a lot more and I felt pretty good." When the Coal Creek operations closed, Mr. Zuffa was transferred to Michel. In 1957 he went underground on the cars, then on maintenance. He is impressed with the progress in the industry, especially in terms of safety and working conditions in recent years. Besides his job, Mr. Zuffa has found time for carpentry, gardening and the outdoors. He built his own home and a home for one of his three sons. He does not subscribe to the opinions that game in the area is becoming scarce, or that mining scares the game away. "There's plenty of game. At least, I can find it. We do need reserves, however, and when Kaiser closed the Harmer area to hunting, it was the best thing that happened, especially after the government opened the Elk Valley." Sylvester Kordikowski, a pusher operator, recently retired after 45 years of service, and Michele (Mike) Papa, has retired after 20 years in the mine. Mr. Kordikowski came from Poland in 1927 and worked in the coal fields around Estevan, Sask., before coming to the Crowsnest. He spent the first 23 years underground, then was transferred to the by-products plant at Michel. He and his wife have a married son and a grandchild. "Now that I don't have to work shifts anymore, I will spend some time with them. "But I hope that I will be as happy in retirement as I was on the job." 80 attend cub banquet for Iron Springs pack IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Eighty people, including Cubs, parents, and guests, attended the Iron Springs Cub Pack's recent annual banquet in the Huntsville School auditorium. Master of ceremonies was Fletcher Baskin. A toast to the parents was Music festival set for Taber schools TABER (HNS) "Music for Many" is the name of a one-night, non-competitive music festival involving Taber schools. It is to be held March 8 in the senior high school gymnasium of the W. R. Myers School, and will highlight a massed choir of 700 elementary school students. Preparation for the event has been under way for the past several weeks under the direction of Malcolm V. Black's [MEN'S SHOP ANNUAL SH0E SALE STARTS TOMORROW It's the Shoe Sale of the season for men who appreciate finer quality footwear found only in shoes manufactured by such leading manufacturers as McHale, Barker, Bally, MacFarlane and Barker- Nova, and available at Bleck's! Shop early for best selection! MACFARLANE BARKER-NOVA MARTINEUI SHOES Regular VafcMt to SALE PAIR MCHALE BARKER BALLY SHOES Regular to SALE PAIR ONLY '30 CLEARING OUT ALL V-NECK ALPACA SWEATERS ALL SALES CASH AND FINAL! NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES! OPEN TILL 9 P.M. THURSDAY NIGHT! Black's On Fourth Avenue MEN'S SHOP Edwards, assistant music director at the Myers School. Other items on the program will include the Myers Senior High Choir, the Central School Band, several soloists and a brass quartet. In years past, Taber held an annual four-day misic festival sponsored by the Taber Kiwanis Club, but this was discontinued about three years ago. It is hoped this one-day festival will help revive interest in an annual presentation of music by young people. Building tenders high PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Tenders for the addition to the police building on main street here raised town councillors' eyebrows Monday. The lowest bid for the addition is roughly higher than council thought it would cost Council decided the rental paid by the RCMP would have to be increased to pel- month from at present Council will send this information to the RCMP officials at Edmonton. If the RCMP approves of the rent hike, council will proceed with the addition to the old police building. New dog tags are required PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Ken Enes, dogcatcher for Uie Town of Pincher Creek, says all dogs are now supposed to have their 1S74 licence tags out to date about only half the number of licences have been purchased. Further work will be done to finish the new dog pound. It will then be up to specifications in the contract proposed by Dennis Klooster. The cubs paid tribute to the members of the Group Committee, Mr. and Mrs. A. Sauer, K. Hudson, and Mrs. A. Jorgenson, for their work with the group of boys through the years. Tribute was also paid to the Cub leader, James, Asplund. During the evening Kenneth Hudson presented Mr. Asplund with a gift on behalf of the group committee and the Cubs; Brian Widouk presented Mr. Asplund with a gift on behalf of the Cubs who attend St. Catherine's School in Picture Butte. Mrs. A. Jorgenson received a gift from the Cub leader, James Asplund, and the Group Committee. WEEKEND SPECIALS! SO PAIR TO CLEAR COWBOY BOOTS BrokM sizM by TMU ind Him Rtfilarly pried to LY 20 PAIR TO CLEAR MEN'S DINGO BOOTS BrokM siztt Rtfilarly S29.95 TOCIEMUT 29 19 95 95 We reserve the right to limit quantities. All sales cash and final. No refunds or exchanges. 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