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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July LETHBRIOQE Herald District The South In short Phones go underground TABER The first stage of a modernization program for Alberta Government Telephones was completed here last week with the placing of 11 precast underground manholes The immediate project involved removing much of the overhead rable system which will be replaced in underground conduits and which will have a protective encasement of concrete The next phase of the program will be over of trenching and the placement of conduit before pulling in the cables The number of cables each conduit will contain ranges from two to 18 according to construction manager for AGT's Lelhbndge section John Hargrave Most of the current work will be done on 59th Street to the north and east and west of 50th along with work south on 52nd Street which will serve the south part of town. Existing long distance lines as well as cables serving the rural areas will go with residential services to follow in a pre-planned program Tins year s work is expected to be completed -by mid- September Mr Hargrave said that the present imorovements are part of a plan projecting into the 2 and all new residential areas will be serviced with underground lines The pioposed cable television lines will also go undi rground in a program co-ordinated with ACT Besides added protection from the buried cable will removp the aerial visual pollution of the wires said Mr. Culture officials visit iMNCHKR CREEK Representatives of the heritage resources division of the Alberta department of culture1 and recreation and Juan Teran and Wilbur Lang president of Pincher Creek Historical Society inspect d the west wing of St Vincent's Hospital IV-jn CLnk heritage sites and Reno an t technologist for cultural youth and f'rt1 imp' esseci ith old structure It was erected about the linn the as a residence by the late Timothy Lebel. The old Hospital section was viewed as a potential Alberta Historic Si'e In event thdt the present hospital is abandoned by the pnvernmcnl in favor of a new site officials will recommend thai I ho east wing of St incent s be demolished and the area landscaped as a p.irk Residents of the communiH who have pictures of the oiigin.il Lebel home or information regaidmg changes or al'oiaiions to the initial structure and interior design may contact the historical societv Drivers need more skill i Highways Minister Clarence opitliorne i ccenth told graduates of the first driver education C.OIHSC' neie the davs of learning to drive in fields are over. Dm now need more skill Quoting statistics the minister said that in 1973 a total of 71 000 neoplc got their first licence and only 15 000 had driver education 1 hope that within two or three years all who get licences will line taken course he said Mr Copithoi ne noted that in 1973 million was spent in this to fenders lie presented eight graduates of the first driver education course here with certificates II'1 told them the importance of driver education must be rer cl if tans are going to i educe the rapidly growing it death toll on t.ike the accident statistics tor gianted and don't wni i until it either us in pocket or the heart he said Bison facts unearthed HEl I i-V'JK iCINP New facts are emerging ahniit luigp bison unearthed recently bv workers digging Irem lies lot the new Bellevue sewer svstem 1 IK hoi n c ores in fie measures 85 centimeters or 35 inches horn tip to tip nonnal conlcmporaiv buffalo would not mei-uie mine than c'endmeters or 24 inches The skull miMsutcs 64 centimeters from the tip of the nose to Hie of the1 skull The hoin coies were 32 centimeteis long and had a i ircumletenc e ol 35 centimeters at the base The .inaent bison of now extinct species had eye sockets ih it mo.isured 10 centimeters across or about five inches. The dew i laws on the voung animal estimated to be three to four irs old the1 time of were twice the size of those on lod.iv s buff.ilo f Like Mule m.ule of loc.il quai rock was found in the s.ur.i ue.i Hi.1 In s i weie found .it the 10-foot level l'i Hi i.in Recvos of the department of i im.isih of It is the e.nlii'st evidence yet 'on id ol in the iowsne-1 Pass Comic ball game to be featured at Milk River MILK RIVER Donkey a burlesque of baseball played on live will be one of the highlights of Milk River's 7th annual Bonanza Day Monday It will open with a flapjack breakfast from 7 to 10 a m. on Main sponsored by the Milk River Businessmen's Association Steve Balog is chairman of the Bonanza Day parade scheduled to begin at 11 a m. There will be square danc- ing at the breakfast. The Milk River and District Chamber of Commerce promises a baking com- Bonanza Day ball antique pet flower men's slow square fruit and vegetable horse shoe competition and a diving demonstration at the new Milk River swimming pool A pet show will be held for boys and girls 13 years and un- der at 12 30 p m. next to the skating rink No pedigreed entries are allowed and all pets must be caged or on a leash The Bonanza Day dance will be held at 9 p m in the Kinsmen Beer Garden at the curling rink. Bonanza Day chairman Norman Vornbrock says the Bonanza Day committee is not responsible for any ac- cidents that may occur es- pecially in the doneky baseball What is doney baseball9 Milk River businessman Paul Madge says its like play- ing the piano with mittens on eat corn on the cob through a picket asks Mr Madge in answer to the Lethbridge Herald's queries about donkey baseball Milk River and dis- trict residents will find out what donkey baseball is all about for an extra charge over and above the cost of the Bonanza Day button Donkey baseball will be held at 7.30 p rn at the large ball diamond here. The promoters say baseball requires the ball playing ability of Mickey the horsemanship of a rodeo performer like Kirk Johansen of the vocabulary of a Missouri mule skinner and the sense of humor of Bob Hope Bud Smith Enterprises of supplies the animals 11 donkeys which are positioned three for three for one for shortstop. Four donkeys are used as base runners for the batters. The pitcher and catcher are the only unmounted players Players must be on donkey back to participate in any play Iron Springs pair likes foster kids By MARIE SORGARD Herald Correspondent IRON SPRINGS Foster children have found two friends in Marjorie and Bus Richardson of Iron Springs. Over the there have been Bre.ida John and Stevie and many too many to name John came to them as an in- in need of attention and loving care Eight months when he left to return to his own he was a healthy youngster. At this point in their long love affair with foster children the Richardsons decided not to take any more small youngsters into their home the day of parting was heartbreaking for them and the other children. just two-year- old Stevie waved goodbye and once again there was a tug at the heartstrings Weekends at their home are busy times. Foster children come for visits. It all began when Mrs. Richardson came to this country as a war bride. Her husband got a job at the Lethbridge Northern Irriga- tion District headquarters on the Peigan Indian Reserve. They formed friendships with many people on the reserve and opened their home to foster children. After 13 years at the LNID headgates Mr Richardson was transferred to Iron Springs Their home became a permanent home for five of their foster children. They received a 10-year cer- tificate of merit in 1969 from the Foster Parents' an organization in winch they are still active. They like to square dance as members of the Fort Macleod club and have taught many local young people how to swing their partners. Steel firm may locate at Coleman COLEMAN East Kootenay Steel Ltd. of Sparwood B C has expressed its interest in opening a steel fabricating plant in Coleman. P. W. manager of the told the Herald that several sites in Coleman are being investigated and if approval is received from Coleman council construction of the plant would begin within six weeks Mr. Rosier said the industry would employ approximately 25 men and more if required. Herefords Cows grazed a pasture nearly to the bare earth a few miles north of Coalhurst. Ranges and pastures are beginning to dry and some ranchers wish they had more pasture. School to be used despite feelings of some officials CRANBROOK Despite criticism from other provincial the department of human resources plans to proceed with staffing for its occupa- tion of the former Kootenay Residential School as a home for 60 mildly retarded adults The St. Eugene Society has been chartered under the Non Profit Societies' Act. An area board has been designated to manage the operations of the just outside St Mary's Reserve on the Cranbrook airport road The three storey stone which originally housed up to 200 Indian children as a St Eugene Mis- sion and then as a federally supported Kootenay Indian residential has been extensively repaired and remodelled for its new use. The society is now advertis- ing for an executive director to be responsible to the board. The successful applicant must have post secondary degrees from a recognized university with proven competence in this field of work. There will be about 40 peo- ple on the staff of the new in- stitution It is four miles from here on the grounds of the original St. Eugene Mission site Other agencies have criticized the main- Coleman dump meeting topic COLEMAN Coleman Town Council met with president Steve Proc and vice president John Sanyshyn of the Ratepayers citizens committee of East Coleman Improvement District No 5 July 25 to draw up an agree- ment concerning the use of the Coleman dump The meeting was held after the Citizens Committee sub- mitted a letter to Coleman Council requesting that Coleman and east Coleman join forces to see that the dump is used properly until landfill site is found to serve the entire Crowsnest Pass area Residents of east Coleman have been subjected to heavy clouds of odors and dust from the roads from many unauthorized persons travelling to and from the dump grounds with vehicles Fires have also been lighted by these persons without proper authority. An agreement to operate the dump on a joint cost basis and to share cost of snow removal was drawn up by the two bodies and has now been sent to W minister of municipal affairs for approval and assistance in financing. taming the building is un- suitable as a home for anyone Picture Butte i Jamboree set this weekend PICTURE BUTTE Jamboree Days will be held here Sunday and Monday It is sponsored by the Picture Butte Agricultural Society and the chairman is David Parker. Costume an event designed for will launch the three-day show This event will be held Saturday at the Pic- ture Butte swimming pool Open men's and open women's golf tournaments will be held Sunday at the Picture Butte Golf Club George Hanna is in charge of entries At 2 p m. Sunday the Picture Butte Merchant Women's Slow Pitch Club will compete with the Picture Butte Merchants The Lions' breakfast will be held from 7 until 10 a m Mon- day at the Picture Butte Skating Rink Fred north county recreation is in charge of novelty bicycle races to be held at 9 a m Monday on Mam St The Monday parade will assemble at the Picture Butte High School at 10 a m and will start at 11 a m The Elks' hole and feed offering refreshments and a will be held from 12 30 until 5 30 p m Alex Forrayi is in charge of a junior gymkhana to be held at 12 30 p m. at the rodeo grounds The senior events will begin at 1 30 p m John Vonkeman is chairman of the dairy scheduled to begin at 12 30 p m at the rodeo grounds The Picture Butte High School will be the site of a vegetable and food fair and a handicraft display set for 4 p m Monday. Alice Gibb and Elaine Oler are in charge of entries for the sewing display to be held at the high school along with a tea set for 4 p.m Flowers and vegetables will also be displayed The high school will be the scene of a bake sale at 7 p m The Picture Butte Happy Oldtimers' Drop-In Centre is ex- pected to be filled with bingo players for the 8pm event Final event of the three-day show will be the announcement of the Jamboree Days Queen This will take place at 10 30 p m at a dance in the Elks Hall sponsored by the Knights of Colum- bus Queen contestants are Barbara sponsored by the Order of the Royal Gloria Janice Hoicek. Picture Butte Merchants' Women's Slow Pitch Club. Elaine Barrhill Social Patti LDS Mary Anne Berendregt. Joanne Berhen Knights of Jacquie Royal Canadian Legion and women's and Irene Lions Farmers say Cranbrook residents CRANBROOK That people are more impor- tant than ducks was the consensus of about 70 people who attended the Wasa and District Mosquito Control Association's recent meeting It was held in the Wasa Hall with Ben Loog presiding The fish and wildlife depart- ment has restricted the association from spraying Bummers Flats and other wildlife sanctuaries due to possible harmful effects on the animals The association feels its ef- forts are without controlling the entire says Mr. Loog. The meeting approved a mo- tion asking the B.C. govern- ment to allow more toxic chemical spraying of adult mosquitoes. The association has been us- ing the least toxic chemical on the market for mosquito control Abate 4E A petition has been drafted by the association requesting complete government finan- cial support to aid the spray- ing and for funds for ditching and diking which could serve as a permanent solution to the problem. The association has spent since spring toward chemical spraying Print Litho QUALITY PRODUCTS Instant Printing. ------.4 tt'kilr V.'j Business Forms DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE ii PRE-FINISHEO HARDBOARD PANELLING Completely finished no further painting or decorating necessary 4' x 8' SHEETS THICK COLOR HONEY PECAN SPECIAL per sheet Advance Lumber Co. Ltd. Corner 2nd Avt. and 13th St. Phone 328-3301 PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE ;