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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thundoy, July 23, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 3 COALDALE (HNS) The Barons-Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following intent and clinic: PICTURE BUTTE: Tuesday, July 28, in the Library Build- ing (south door) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, July 28, in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building, front 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, July 30, in the Health Unit Office in the Town Office Building (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, July 30, in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and to 4 p.m. Fluoride tablets are avail- able at all clinics free of charge on a doctor's or den- tist's prescription. DISTRICT DOINGS Wins Scholarship TABER Charles G. An- drews of Tabor has been awarded the Canadian Feed M a n u Association scholarship awarded annually to a student enrolled in the' faculty of agriculture, at the University of Alberta. Mr. Andrews achieved first class standing and has been accepted in the College of Vet- erinary Medicine at the Uni- versity of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, for the coining year. VISIT B.C. NQBLEFORD (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Clarence DeBoer and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vaa Dyke and family are home again after a motor trip to B.C. VISITS PARENTS NOBLEFORD (HNS) Miss Elaine Erickson has return- ed to Edmonton after spending her holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Erickson. WOITTE DIES WARNER (HNS) Word has been received of the pass- ing of a former old-time resi- dent, Charles Woitte, of the Warner district, at the Sunset Lodge in Red Deer. Still Gold In Them Thar Hills SCENIC GRANDEUR OF MT. STEPHENS Fire Hazard Is Extreme BLAIRMORE Sunny skies, accompanied by. hot dry winds with only infrequent showers during tile past two weeks, Slow Learners Have Friend In Supervisor Al Johnson By PAUL CIIALA Herald News Service NATAL, B.C. It appears that Wee as many children attending the area schools of School District No. 1 (Fernie) may be slow learners, com- pared with the provincial aver- Elemientary school supervi- sor Al Johnson told the school board at the last meeting that up to 30 per cent of the stu- dents are up to two years be- hind the rest by the time they reach the intermediate level. He estimated 15 per cent as I provincial average. QUALIFIES REPORT But he qualified the report by saying comparison with the majority here and in the rest of the province may not be valid since methods of evalua- tion are not standard. He said much is being done to overcome the apparent backwardness through reme- dial teaching and special class- es. Alcoholics Anonymous Meets July 28 PINCHER CREEK (Special) An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held Tuesday, July 28, at S p.m. in the Town -Hall. Miss Rose Yelow Feet of the Lethbridge Friendship Centre will attend. All interested people are welcome to attend. He is looking to see an im- provement in this regard, cou- pled with a deeper study of present teaching methods. Sparwood school principal Harry Peebles commented a partial explanation could be tiie non-English speaking back- ground of a large section of the area population. He said that for some stu- dents the only English they speak is at school in their ear- ly years. He said it was not a ques- tion of students of lion-English background being less intelli- gent but that standards ap- plied to them assume a cul- tural level with which they may not be familiar. Trustee Ted Stafford, con- cerned about alleged high re- tardation level, asked that Becker Ranch Hosts Picnic July 26 PINCHER CREEK (Special) What promises to be a fun- filled day is the annual picnic at the Foothills Park located at tire Becker Ranch, Sunday, July 26. A pot-luck dinner will be held at noon. The program for the after- noon is made up of children's races, horse shoes, chariot race and ball games. Every- one is welcome to attend. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NIWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vtrnon Deceux, Keiidvnl Rep., 562-2149 "FREE" DINNER Buy one Mother Brown's dinner and get one FREE FROM TO P.M. To the opening of our new hours Mother Brown's Fish and Chips will sell you two of the best fish and chip dinners you ever tasted for the price of one Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, eowifc FISH CHIPS NEW HOURS MONDAY AND TUESDAY 4 TO 8 P.M. WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY A.M. TO 8 P.M. 2716 12th AVE. SOUTH PHONE 328-8391 more' information be prepared by Mr. Johnson and brought back to the board. He also ask- ed for a report from the dis- trict superintendent about what other steps could he taken. Mr. Johnson said he will be studying the matter in all dis- trict schools during the fall term. have moved the forest fire hazard into the high to extreme range in the Crowsnest Forest, says G. A. Longworth, superin- tendent of (he area. Several lightning s t o r ms have passed through the area, By BAItRY BKOADFOOT B.C. Govt. Writer It sounds corny but there is still gold in them Uiar hills. British Columbia is one of the few places in Canada where placer creeks are still worked, where a man can pick up a steady but small living with a gold pan if he has a capacity for hard work plus ex- perience and local .knowledge. He might have to be a little crazy too, but hasn't that always been part of the game? The amateur will never find a Rock Creek, a Williams Creek or a Wild Horse Creek, but who cares? Gold panning is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, and areas of the East and West Kootenay are as good a place to start as any. As the recipe for chicken goulash starts: Buy a chicken. Same with gold panning: Buy a gold pan. Most hardware stores in the Kootenays will have them. If not, try a sport- ing goods store. It should be 16 inches wide, ,and it will be three inches deep with sloping sides. It will cost about Also buy some brass gold tweezers, about You're in business. You're ready to take a chance, just like Columbus did. Drive along the southern Trans-Provincial Highway, or up Kootenay Lake, or around Kimberley and north towards Radium Hot Springs. Every mile or so, little creeks tumble down. Stop, and head up one of sontrol. .Despite the tinder Eke con- dition of the Crowsnest Forest, Mr. Longworth stated no ban on travel in the forest is plann- ed at present VISIT SOUTHPORT NOBLEFORD (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Emil Harm and daughter Isobel have left on a motor trip to Southport, to visit their son Bill and fam- ily. scrambling. You might come upon and old and rotting cradle used by some long-dead pros- pector. Forget it. Press on. Now, this is it! At a spot where there is an accumulation of gravel washed down, fill your pan with gravel and sub- merge it in slow-moving water, rotating it with a circular mo- tion but keeping the pan flat. This action allows the gold the gold! to work its way to the bottom as it is heavier than the sand and gravel. Now toss out all the gravel you can. Keep rotating now, but tip the pan so [he swirling water will carry off the small pebbles and sand. Take your time on this opera- lion. Keep this up unlil you have small residue of black sand left. This is magnetite. Search through this with your tweezers for there may be a tiny nug- get or two there. You hope. Dump the black sand In a canvas bag and keep working. After a dozen operations, you'll find yourself quite good. Not expert, but Now you may have a few liny nuggets, a sore back and a bag with black sand. Back home, or at the motel, heat this black sand until dry and then put it on a plate and blow. The sand will bow off but what gold particles there are will stay. It is doubtful if you've made much money, maybe only a dollar or two, but it is rim, and heaKhy. One tip: Ask the oldtimer, or at the nearest's assayer's of- fice, or gold commissioner, where the local mining camps were in the old wild days Of the frontier. There is a mining saying: To find gold, look where gold has been found be- fore. So that's one way to spend a pleasureable day in the Koote- nays, unless you get the real gold fever and abandon every- thing and head into the hills with a mule, supplies and a pick and shovel. And the Kootenays have so much to offer beside riches In gold. A month's holiday could be spent roaming this country, from the Rogers Pass Highway to the International Border and from the Alberta boundary west to the Arrow Lakes. had a lot of colourful history, and is now emerging from a quiet present into a rosy fu- ture. Boating? You'll search most of Canada without finding a finer lake than Kootenay Lake, about 300 miles of shoreline, much Ike an inland sea and it can't be beat for cruising. Vir- PUTTING THE tID ON Workmen hoist one of the Glulam wooden beomi which span the 81-fool- wide auditorium al tha new recreation complex here. Roofing will now progress, along with interior work, for a completion date near the year-end. An official opening for the million project is now in planning stages. It will involve all areas of the complex and numerous local organizations. -Ross Gibb Photo. tually unknown to the boat- trailing tourists, it offers com- plete isolation if desired, but there are villages, motels and marinas dotted along its sandy shores if you need a quick step- in, for food, or whatever. And fishing? Kootenay Lake's trout are famous, up to 20 pounds and taken on a slow deep troll. The Lake is famous too for its kokanee, the land- locked salmon. There is also excellent fish- ing across the Purcell Moun- tains at Windermere Lake, and Columbia Lake and many smaller ones that do not ap- pear on the maps. Ask the lo- cal sports shop owner where these are. .Buy a couple of lures from him while doing so, just to keep him happy. Time your day on driving up Kootenay Lake, to stop near Ainsworth Hot Spring, just south of the old mining city of Kaslo, where the surroundings may not be so posh, but the mineral water is the real thing. You pay a buck and enter a cave or grotto and you're actually in the native rock and the water at 112 degrees Is gushing out of the rock face. There may be no other spa quite like it in the world, and you can feel the aches and pains leave the body. Continuing north, you can reach the Trans-Canada High- way at Revelstoke, about a six- hour drive, mostly over new and gravel roads through Coaldale Kinsmen Rodeo Set COALDALE (HNS) The an. nual Coaldale Kinsmen Club rodeo will commence at 2 p.m. Aug. 1. Events planned are calf rop- ing, steer riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, wild horse racing, wild cow milking and steer wrestling. These events indicate a full afternoon, as in past years, of amateur rodeo action. Trophies will be awarded. The Kinettes will operate a concession booth providing oth- er refreshments. The rodeo is one of the ac- tivities of COaldale's Settlers Day. COUNTRY NEWS These Are TheLethbtulge Herald Correspondents In Your Area VAUXHAU MRS. PAT POWERS f-Q- Bei STIRLING MRS. MllDRED HARDY Gsnstal DsliYtry TABER ROSS Seneral TtUWS IAK1 MRS. MARY HAMLING......P.O. Bex 97, Wrtntham VULCAN IUNDY FINDLAY Otntral WARNER MRS. PEARL IIEIEIT Gintral Dillviry Contact these people for your District Newi or Classified Advertising Taylor To Open Games PINCHER CHEEK (Special) of Youth Taylor will be on hand to assist in .the opening of the Summer Games along with othef representa- tives of the provincial and fed- eral governments. Plans for the games are pro- gressing very well. Interest in the total area is developing as anticipated. A successful venture into the sports is looked for providing the residents turn out to assist in I he endeavor. The games committee ci- peel an influx of approximate- ly athletes, officials, ob- servors and visitors. Tne regional swim meet for the Aft) and the town WPS IwH recently. Winners in the meet go on to the games August 10 'to 13. The recreation office, a very busy place, has had to expand. They now occupy two offices located at the end of the base- ment io the town hall. CALGARY HOLIDAY NOBLEFORD es Shirley and Carolyne Sjogrin are visiting with their grand- parents Mr. and Mrs. Sjogrin in Calgary. Hydro Office Oil 10th Ave. Is Temporary CHAJS'BROOK (Special) B.C. Hydro Cranbrook office is now setting up at 24 10th Ave. in a building being alter- ed for it pending a new build- ing of its own in a few years. Monthly power billing for the approximately meters for- merly served by the city will be from Vancouver. Meter deposits were re- funded by the city on applica- tion with payment of June bills. Others will be refunded from Vancouver by B.C. Hydro or applied on the July account. Staff in the altered quarters will tally about 20 dividing into distribution and production. George Burcb, former city electrical superintendent, will manage the former, and Dem Panaioti and Ron Threlskeld, as engineers, the latter. Six Cranbrook linemen trans- ferred and an additional four to six will be added for Cran- brook rural work. Steno-cashier at the Cran- brook office will be a former Cranbrook resident, Mrs. Alf dona) Johnson, employed by B.C. Hydro the past six years in Lower Mainland and now re- turning to Cranbrook. Complement of clerical staff is not yet complete. mountains. Parts of it would be rough to negotiate with a large trailer, so beware. But it is lovely country, and brand new. sparkling clean, right out of the box, and this kind of commodity is b c c o m i n g scarcer cveiy year. Al Revelstoke, turn right nnc! enjoy the wonders of tho world's finest mountain high- ways and a masterpiece of en- gineering skill. And at Golden, after that magnificent ride on top of the world, turn south and head for the long Winder- mere Valley with the granite ramparts of the Rockies around you. A pleasant drive through a pleasant valley with more hot springs at Radium and Fairmont, and m o r o creeks to give the gold pan a workout. At Uie bottom of the valley just north of the clean and bright city of Cranbrook is Fort Steeie. site of a Royal Northwest Mounted Police post and heart of more gold rush country, including the famous Wild Horse Creek. Fort Steeie has not been re- stored in the usual sense of the word, but the historic site is being recreated by the Govern- ment as a town typical of one between 1890 and 1900. Many buildings are now full of relics and the whole village is a living museum. An added attraction this year will be the 10 huge Clydesdale horses owned by the Provincial Government and famous throughout British Co- lumbia. For kids who think horses are those skinny things that television cowboys ride, these great sleek and groomed beauties will be an eyeopener. In the Kootenays don't be afraid of accommodation or meals. Fifteen, 10 years ago, these necessities left something to be desifed but things move quickly, and the Kootenays do too. There are many excellent motels with moderate prices. The hotels are clean, and their prices are definitely right for anyone on a tight budget. Restaurants are good to ex- cellent. A greasy spoon or a dirty Ma or Pa joint just can't survive anymore. Drop in at some of the old general stores in some of the old towns and good for an hour's browsing. No hustle or bustle, just like the good older days. And a stop for a beer at a widening- in-the-road tavern can also pro- duce an interesting hour with the local characters. Plenty of free Government campsites, wood and water provided, usually hi a beauty spot, often beside a lake or creek. And who knows, an hour's try with your trusty gold pan in that creek may mean your Eldorado, the Big Casino, the Jackpot. Don't bet on it. But try it anyway it's fun! FOR DAILY INSPIRATION OUR NEW NUMBER 327-4581 BEFORE YOU BUY CHECK OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICES A special invitation is extended to everyone in Sparwood and Fernie FOR FREE ESTIMATES CALL Hamilton's Floor Coverings LTD. 909 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-5454 TROIKA won't breathe it to a soul Ask for the exclusive mini-bottle 12 oz. size TROIKA Bvailabla In 25 or. tlzs Distributed by Canadian Schonlcy Distilleries Lid.' ;