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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Junt 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD The South in short 120 Coaldale grads honored COALDALE (HNS) The recent Kate Andrews High School Grade 12 graduation banquet honored 120 graduands. Master of ceremonies was Henny Machielse. The theme was Valedictorian was Mary Harms. The class history was presented by Linda Pavan. The toast to the teachers was by Rosanna Slemko and the response by Pius Labolevech. The toast to school was by Brian King with the reply by Harold Huntrods, school principal. Following the banquet and program, pictures were taken at the school and a dance was held. Peace River growing season 3 weeks behind The above normal rainfall this spring and subsequent late seeding may be of concern to Southern Alberta farmers, but to their counterparts in the far Northern portion of the province, it could be disastrous. Most Peace River country farmers are three weeks behind normal seeding schedules, a serious situation in a climate that provides a very short growing season. Frost often strikes the area in August, leaving most crops seeded in June with little chance for survival. The seeding delay has forced many farmers to increase summer fallow acreage and switch to rapeseed and early maturing barley crops. Wheat crops in most of the Peace River Country will be an oddity in 1974. It is common for travellers to see farmers in the North cultivating and seeding around low water laden areas of their fields. Some say they will attempt to seed the low areas in about a week if the weather continues to provide the drying effect scrdearly needed. The farmer's plight of a late spring was compounded by an unprecedented wet fall and an exceptionally high snowfall last winter. The wet fall prevented farmers from digging the ditches that are vital to effective drainage of the low areas of their fields. Since much of the soil in the Peace will not absorb moisture as does the soil of Southern Alberta, small ditches are used to help carry the excessive moisture away. Also delaying field drying, are the acres upon acres of swathes and standing crops of last fall that were never harvested. The wet fall in the Peace prevented farmers from harvesting bumper crops of rapeseed, wheat and barley, mainly because the fields were so wet combines became bogged down in mud. One 90 acre field surveyed by The Herald sported the stems of a now seedless rapeseed crop that was once estimated to be worth This spring some farmers were attempting to salvage some of last year's crop but most were burning the swathes and the standing crop to allow more rapid drying of the fields and prevent even later crop seeding operation The frustrations of a wet fall and spring would give most people an ulcer or two but the farmer continues to remain optimistic. There are those who believe an early frost bitten fall one year is usually followed by a late dry fall the next year. And as one farmer said in the hopeful tone of a hockey coach of a last place team "there is always next year." Macleod briefs Rec director named RAYMOND (HNS) Jeanne Hicken has been named northern regional director for the area of Raymond, Stirling and Wrentham Summer Games program. Three young women will be engaged to assist Miss Hicken with the recreation program. The program is partially financed by the County of Warner and the Town of Raymond. Those assisting Miss Hicken will be supervising the events organized at the children's playgrounds. Horse clinic set for Raymond RAYMOND (HNS) The Raymond recreation board will sponsor a Ray Hunt Horse Clinic in the Raymond Ice Arena July 29 to Aug. 2 The fee is payable to Ray Hunt Clinic. There will be camping facilities available, corrals, some stalls and paddocks. Entries may be sent to Barbara Snow, Box 313, Raymond. Deadline for entries and fees is July 1. Cable laid under Raymond RAYMOND (HNS) -Three and one half blocks of underground cable is being laid by work craws of the Alberta Government Telephones. The work started on 100 North East and will go west for the main feeder line to the west of town. Cable has been laid on the northeast town limits with some in special areas of town There will be some damage to the present hard-surface of the streets. This damage will be repaired by AGT. Underground cable makes telephone service more dependable in all-weather conditions. Yard help available PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Connie Sproule of the local Opportunities For Youth group has announced that students involved in the project will perform household a'nd yard duties for senior citizens here. Children aged five to 10 years may be registered in the summer playground program. Parents may call 627-4354 for more information. Four post-secondary students in this area are working under OFY financing with the oldtimers and children of the area. Scout barbecue Saturday STAVELY The fifth annual Boy Scout barbecue will be held at 5 p.m Saturday, June 15, in the Willow Creek Provincial Park near here. Admission tickets are each and may be purchased from Boy Scouts or Cubs. The barbecue will be held in the Stavely Arena if the weather is poor. 'Pass pianist wins 2nd BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Gini Decoux. 11. won second place in the provincial music festival held at the Banff School of Fine Arts recently in the piano class for students 12 years and under. Miss Decoux received a mark of 90. She represented Lethbridge in the provincial finals. Old pictures, letters BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Brenda Gettman and Janne Aikins. working under the Opportunities For Youth program, have begun a project on behalf of the Crowsnest Pass Citizens Historical Society. They will work until Aug. 16 interviewing early 'Pass residents with a view to recording individual recollections of people and events. The data will be used in the development of a historical village museum and in the publication of a historical book on the "Pass. Grand Knight named BELLEVUE Grade 1 pupil orientation classes are being held for 18 beginners each morning at Noble Central School. pnzes. The Wiilow Valley women will be on hand to serve lunch and refreshments during the day Ammunition for 22 calibre rifles and 12 gauge shotgun shells will be available on the grounds The commitlc says the entry deadline has been set for 1 p.m and ail large bore rifle shooJing must be completed by A p m All competitors must be 16 years of age or over No liquor is allowed on the premises used for the shoot and all dogs within Ihe grounds must be kept on leash Last year's trophy winners arc requested to tarn in their trophies on or before the day of the shoot so that new winners can receive them. prepared to open up that area at the present, time." said town secretary Roy White. Said Coun. Phil Hodnett: "I still think we should plan for an extra 50 units (for mobile homes i. It is the second rejection for Mr Craig He will be advised to build away from the mobile homes. 13 of which are now occupied between 3rd and 5th avenues Council approved the sale of iot nine on the north side of !5lh Street and the west side of 5th Avenue to Dan Siemens of Edmonton. NOBLEFORD (HNS) The village council has set the 1974 tax rate at 50 mills for non commercial ratepayers and 75 mills for commercial ratepayers. The residential mill rate includes 14.2 mills for the supplementary school requisition and 35.8 mills for municipal expenditures. The commercial rate includes 25 mills for the School Foundation Program Council noted the paving program will start later this "year, on completion of the curb and gutter program. Landy Esau's application for a building permit was approved. In other news, Doreen Fix has been named chairman of the preschool advisory committee. Eighteen children have been registered to date for the 1974 75 term. Margaret VanEgmond has been hired to teach in the coming term. The provincial government, through its Early Childhood Services program, has tied the grant of per child to parental involvement. In order to receive the grant, the child must put in 450 hours. If the parent becomes involved, the parent's time is credited to that of the child. The Early Childhood Services committee has also stipulated that a teacher aid must be hired when the class reaches 23 pupiis The local group has stipulated that one parent must be present during each day of class time. the Jocal group is also meeting with the county school committee with respect to pupil transportation for the coming year Teachers honor colleagues COALDALE (HNS) A banquet, to honor five LeMibndgc County 26 teachers who are retiring, will be held nexl Thursday at Sven Enrksen's Family Restaurant. sponsored by the county Alberta Teachers Association Retiring are Murray J Robison. vice principal of R I Baker School, Minnie Matthews. John Davidson School. Ada Turner, business education instructor at Kate Andrews High School for the past 11 years. St Catherines School. Picture Butte. Helen Gnsak. Mary Harvey, principal of Hullerile Schools in the County of Lcthbndge, Enid Allen, teacher at the Barons School for the past 10 Years No objections to taxi service FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council this week approved an Alberta Government Telephones extension to the new Scougall's Garage here. Council considered an application by Dervin Austin of Fort Macleod to provide a taxi service here. Coun. Ron Tilbe said. "I have no objection to a taxi service but I don't think they can make any money Council noted that several members will attend a provincial Progressive Conservative nomination meeting at Granum June 19. MLA Leighton Buckwell holds the seat for the Social Credit Party. Coun. Phil Hodnett urged council to act on its traffic control bylaw and erect signs indicating where heavy truck traffic is allowed. He said "it seems to me to be an utter waste of everybody's to wait for the signs and discuss the matter in council when the bylaw has been drafted. "I don't like passing bylaws if they are not said Coun. Hodnett. Secretary Roy White suggested that a list of six or seven regulations be drafted to guide homebuilders here. Council approved an application by Canadian Western Natural Gas to extend a line between 16th and 15th streets in the lane. Bobby Eden of MEMO (disaster services act rescue club) told council nine more Fort Macleod centennial signs are ready to be erected on poles in town. About 20 signs -.vere erected recently. Council is pleased with the successful outcome of the project conducted by members of MEMO. Coun. Grant Day's father. William A. Kay. will be invited to "burn the town mortgage" at the official opening of the new centennial building here, now under construction. Council noted W A. Day was a member of council in 1924 when the town obtained a loan to consolidate its debts. That loan has now been amortized. Coun. Ron Tilbe said the second hand sweeper the town recently purchased is doing a good job. New broom attachments will be obtained. "The town is looking a lot better." said Coun. Tilbe. Council and town officials will study a proposal by the Alberta Housing Corporation to provide housing with rentals rated according to the incomes of the occupants. Mayor Charlie Edgar recently met with Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell to discuss low income housing. Coun Grant Day noted the town will have to borrow money to upgrade its water intake and sewage disposal systems But borrowing Ihrough higher government plans is difficult because the town has no debenture debt. Council approved a contract with Coho Paving Company Ltd. of Pincher Creek to pave 12 blocks on 2nd Avenue and Main Street at a cost of The work is now under way Dump seen from Highway 6 PINCHER CREEK (Special) Garbage dumped on Keith Walper's land in the Twin Butte area is an eyesore to mororists trave'ling Highway 6 south of here to Waterton. When crossing the Yarrow Creek bridge motorists see unsightly garbage that has been dumped over a high bank. It spoils the scenic view up the valley to the west Coun Gordon Stuckey of the Pincher Creek Municipal District says he has contacted the persons responsible for dumping garbage in this area. Last fall they pledged they would no longer dump refuse there. They are now bringing their garbage in to the town's nuisance grounds, says Coun. Stuckey. The councillor says the MD is exploring a site for a nuisance ground in the Twin Butte area. Eventually a site must be located to accommodate the town, the MD and the townsite of Waterton. It will be subject to department of environment regulations. Pincher sets mill rate PIN'CHER CREEK (Special) The 1974 tax rate is 84 mills for public school supporters and 85.6 mills for separate school supporters. The breakdown: School Foundation Program 25.1 mills to be paid by commercial property owners only: public school. 8.29. separate school 9.89: Crestview Lodge. 1.25: municipal. 29.38: debenture debt. 19.66. 2nd provincial planning fund. 32 of a mill. The town expecls to spend an estimated S879.999 and receive in revenues Public school supporters will pay an additional mill from last year and separate school supporters an additional 2.6 mills. WORKMEN I with to workmen in- jured on the job I960, and with their Phone 328-3856 Is The Green All Gone? then SOIL TEST your lawn Bring in your samples or Give us a call about your lawn Agri-Analysis Ltd. 132 North Mayor Magrath Drive Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 328-8131 ;