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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETK0HIDQE HERAlD Old World miners work underground By PAUL CHALA Herald News Service NATAL The Sparwood area population jumped by about 170 people recently as the first group of British miners arrived after a flight from England. They will be employed by Kaiser Resources in its un- derground operations. They come from many points in the U.K. Underground manager Art who came from Staffordshire seven years said they came from Durham and there are mines in the A company official said the miners were brought out because it was impossible to find men in this country who would work underground in the coal mines. The group was in the charge of Alan Hewett of the com- pany's personnel department. He went to England three weeks ago to make the flight- arrangements via a chartered Air Canada DC-8. was an uneventful says Mr. cept that we ran out of beer an hour after leaving It began for the U.K. miners last spring when they answered an advertisement in the mass circulation new- the Daily Mirror. There was an interview with Mr. Hewett and the usual Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON Resident 562-2148 SHAUGHNESSY GULF SERVICE is under the New Management of HANSKREMENIK Hans invites his many customers and friends to visit him in Shaughnessy Phone 327-9640 or 328-1579 PRESENTING PIRON PLACE A New Concept In Mobile Home Living Opening August 1 FEATURING Individual Lots Minimum Lot Size 45'x128' Fenced Lois Parking Pads Underground Power and Telephone Natural Gas Street Lights Close to Public and Separate Elementary Schools LOCATED IN PICTURE BUTTE Only 18 Miles North of Lethbridge PIRON DEVELOPMENT LTD. Ray Nlabocr 732-4380 John Hermolh 736-4330 The South In short forms that had to be filled When all this was com- they had two weeks to get ready. The plane left Manchester at a.m. Sunday and after passing through seven time arrived at Calgary at 2 p.m. after nine hours flying time. Then there was the bus ride from Calgary to Fernie. At 8 p.m. the buses pulled up in front of the Fernie Motor Inn. They were entertained at a banquet sponsored by their new employer and then they were billeted in three major motels here. under the guidance of four women who had come from England Flo Maureen Eileen Marshall and Christine they were taken on a shopping tour. If the distances across Canada baffled these new Canadian shops baffled them even more. They found it amazing they could select individual fruits and instead of having to buy them pre packaged as at home. They found the money baffling and tried to convert the prices into English currency. A couple of items caught their fancy. They nearly cleaned Sparwood out of electric tea kettles and brown betty teapots. The next morning the men went to work Director resigns BLAIRMORE Bonnie Crowsnest Pass recreation director for the past resigned the post Wednesday night. The recreation board accepted with regret the effective Aug. 31. Board chairman Milan Dalog announced a general public meeting to discuss Crowsnest Pass recreation will be held in the Frank community hall Aug. 26. Mrs. Ulley told The Herald she has not decided what her plans are for the future. Playwright honored STIRLING Gordon Pengilly of Stirling has won first prize in the Alberta government's television playwriting competition with his play a humorous story about a grandfather who tries to reunite his family. Minister of Youth and Recreation Horst Schmid recently announced Mr. Pengilly's success in the contest. His the was second in the adult three-act contest. It is a character piece about a unloved adolescent who is searching for the meaning of life. Mr. Pengilly is majoring in creative writing and drama at the University of Alberta. He is working toward a bachelor of arts degree and also plans to earn a teaching certificate. He is now working on a history of sponsored by the people of the district. Horse painting stolen STANDOFF One of the 12 paintings commissioned by the Horseman's Hall of Fame in commemoration of the Alberta RCMP Century Celebrations has been stolen from the Big Four the Blood Indian Band Council has learned. The by Alberta artist Harry was of Crow- chief and spokesman of the Blackfoot Nation at the time of the arrival of the NWMP to Alberta. Since the unveiling in the series of paintings has been viewed by more than people throughout Alberta. The Horseman's Hall of Fame has made a plea to the public for the return of the historically significant painting. Its loss will mar the total concept of the collection which presented the outstanding historical figures between 1874 and 1877. The entitled is 22 inches 28 inches and is in acrylic on masonite backing. It has a three-inch gold frame. Legion plans picnic COLEMAN Royal Canadian Legion members and their families throughout the Crowsnest Pass will conduct a joint picnic at the Castle River picnic grounds Sun- day. Refreshments will be provided for the youngsters by the Legion. games and other events will be held. It will begin at 1 p.m. Lambs being clipped TABER Alvin Beverley and Ewen two old- timers in the sheep-shearing have done about 350 head in this area so far this year. Mr. MacKenzie started shearing sheep 62 years ago in Scotland. Beverley has 66 years of experience at the trade. He says an average-sized ewe will give about eight to 10 pounds of wool. An exceptional ewe will give about 15 to 20 pounds. AUGUST 4th Nevis Community Centre Church Service a.m. Pot Luck Dinner p.m. Evening Bonfire Treats for Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. Zenith's new Directional Hearing Aid. If you find thai much of the sound you hear is irritating our new Directional hearing the could be just right for you. This comfortable aid brings you rich sound at a pleasant level as it softens and reduces harsh unwanted background noise from the side and rear. Come in for a demonstration of the or any other aid from Zenith's line of more than 20 quality aids ai no cost or obligation. Batteries for all makes of hearing aids. The Quality goes in before the- name poos on LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Helping the hard of hearing since 1943 Paramount Theatre Bldg. Phone 328-4080 715 4th Avenue S. 327-2272 The Herald- District From orb to chick The miracle of a fertilized egg unfolded before a camera lens this week at Co-op Hatcheries at Leth- bridge. Six Southern Alberta farmers raise hens for breeding purposes and allow them to lay fertile eggs. An egg spends about 20 days inside the incubator before hatching. The chick breaks a small hole in the egg with his enlarges it to he dries out in another four hours. Big garden both delight and pain By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer CRANFORD A gar- dener's nightmare and a gar- dener's delight are two ways to describe a 28 acre vegetable garden that in seven months accounts for hours of labor for Jacob Halma. The good part begins Mon- day when he starts selling six different vegetables to the public from his located on Highway 3 about 25 miles east of Lethbridge. And the sales action will increase as more vegetables varieties start to ripen. Corn and onions will be sold about Aug. 7 and the sale of vegetables will continue through to the middle of Oc- tober. As Southern Alberta's largest market Mr. Halma grows 10 acres of sweet six acres of cab- bage and three acres of two acres of cucumbers pickling and two acres of one acre of potatoes and lesser amounts of red vegetable marrow and turnips. Mr. Halma has run a family market garden for about 15 eight years on his pre- sent 40 acre farm. He also grows 12 acres of sugar beets on contract to Canadian Sugar Factory Co. Proud of his 12 children he raised from the sale of vegetables since coming to Canada 20 years Mr. Halma has a work force of three this year the last of his children still at home. The actual work and plann- ing for a year of vegetable production starts the preceding he said. When all the vegetables have been the remaining stalks and plant matter is plowed into the ground. This is followed by an application of granulated nitrogen fertilizer that is also plowed into the ground. Mr. Halma said he likes to plow all the plant matter back into the soil because it seems to help conserve soil moisture during the spring and summer growing season. This is an essential part of his operation since the high moisture need of vegetables puts a strain on his irrigation especially during periods of high temperatures and wind. In the he starts his land work early. This consists of plowing and leveling the land several times and another application of fer- tilizer this time one high in phosphorus content. The land work is designed to help prepare the seedbed and kill weeds. The use of the seed drill is the last mechanical work done until all the rows of vegetables can be easily dis- tinguished. At that a small tractor and cultivator is run between the again to kill weeds. The large garden is kept free of weeds and plants are thinned by hand. Mr. Halma and his three children make three specific trips through the entire garden in this process. For the first time this he used a chemical to control weeds in his onion patch. The harvest operation is also done by hand. The produce that is to be sold on the farm1 is moved from the field to a building near his house. This building is restocked dailv or as needed. depending on the number of customers. At one time last there were 17 cars in his yard to buy he said. Most of his regular customers are from Calgary. Many people from Lethbridge also buy vegetables as well as people from British Columbia and the United States. Tourists and holidayers are important for his sales also. Because he is located on the people on the way home stop and fill their trunk with fresh he said. About 60 per cent of his total vegetable crop is sold at the farm gate. The rest is dis- tributed to vegetable wholesalers and directly to retail food stores. But it isn't all glory on the vegetable said Mr. Halma. The major problem is that even the longest days aren't long enough. There is always something which needs to be done. Pests and the weather caus- ed some concern this year. The first pest he had to fight was the flea beetle on his cab- bage. Then came a bout with caterpillars and root maggots A hail storm May 1 knocked down all his cabbage plants and sugar beets. Because they were irf the early growth they survived the pounding without replanting. Marketing problems also cause concern for the vegetable he said. In- there were no problems and he was able to sell all his produce at a good price. But. again this prices are down and he hasn't been able to sell all his early cab- bage. Upon completing 4 years at the University of Calgary. Connie daughter of Lyle and Anne Tetzlaff of Warner received her B.ED degree at the end of June. She is now in Australia where she will be teaching upon arrival in Queensland. COMPLETE HOME OWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201-3rdAve. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY The only Canadian Company providing automobile and insurance exclusively lo r BOUNDARY MUTUAL TELEPHONE CO. DISPERSAL AUCTION SALE Aug. 6th at p.m. Sale to be held at Lynn Sommerfeldt Farm 1 Mile East of Whiskey Gap Terms Cash On 2000 Poles 20'-30' 50-10'Cross arms 600-6' Cross arms 10 Tons Steel Wire Good Assortment Insulators Copper Sleeves 2 Drawer filing cabinet Electric Adding Machine Several used Dial Telephones Sale Conducted by BEREZAYS AUCTION SERVICE Alberta COALDALE KINSMEN CLUB... presents ROUND Fri. and Sat. .Aug. 2nd and 3rd Coaldale Exhibition Grounds Fun for Bring the FRIDAY EVENTS Beer Garden open p.m. to a.m. Bavarian Sausage Available Music by Acme Music SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE Giant Parade 11 A.M. Local Yokle Rodeo 1 p.m. -Silver Collection Coildile Exhibition Grounds Enter the Greased Pig and Greased Pole Competition First person up the pole wins Enjoy... Wild Jr. Barrel Open Jr. Steer Calf Roping BEER GARDEN OPEN AT NOON KIN CABARET -1.50 Admission to 1 a.m. COALDALE ARENA Music by SICOND ASCBNtlON FOOD AVAILABLE ;