Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, March 3, 1973 THE IETHMIDGE HERALD 3 New mayor Leu Bach is tlie new mayor of Claresholm. A total of 724 voters cast ballots out of an eligible Mayor Bach, an as- sistant land assessor, has assessed much of the land in the -Willow Creek MD, He is a retired farmer who operated in the Carman- gay district. He succeeds former muyor Ernie Pat- terson. Red Cross Him set for March 5 COALDALE (HNS) Ken McGregor, coordinator of Alberta and N.W.T. blood do- nor clinics with the Cana- dian Red Cross, will show a film and speak on the blood transfusion progress at the next meeting of the Coaldale Community Hospital Wom- en's Auxiliary. It will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Ihe hospital board room. Ilarch is Red Cross month. Dairy farming isn't 'a piece of cake You can't get help' Coyote Flats IRON SPRINGS (HNS) llie Coyote Flats Historical So- ciety plans to hold a general meeting in the Huntsville School at 8 p.m. March 8. Work is progressing on com- piling a supplement ami peo- ple from various ethnic and cultural groups throughout the area are asked to attend. By D'ARCY RICHARD Herald District Editor The dairy industry is Hie oldest agriculture industry in Canada and Lethbridge dairy farmer Pete Zmurchyk is the first to admit it. Farm cash receipts from. the sate of milk and cream, including subsidies, in 1971 were larger than from the sale of wheat. Pete Zmurchyk is the first io admit it. If the estimated farm cash income from the sale ot dairy herds is added to that from dairy products, the total farm cash' receipst are about billion 24 per cent o[ cash icceipts from all farming op- erations. Pete Zmurchyk is the first to admit it. But did you ever try to get help to run a dairy farm? Pete Zmurchyk is the. first to admit' it's almost impos- sible. NO HELP AVAILABLE "You can't get he says. "You can't get good help. The minute you tell them it's milking cows and they are tied to it they don't want it. Even the places that offer modern homes for their help can't get any. Say you were 20 years old, would you want to work seven days a With all. the hardships, -Mr. Zmurchyk loves iris life. He's tied morning and night to 35 Holstcins but he's Iris own boss. That means a lot. He's been on this land since 1927 and if you can't put roots down in 46 years, you never will. THREE MILES "I come here as a kid. I was five years old when f came here. I born in Coalhurst. That is how far I have moved in my Rfclime- three miles." Kis dad, Mike Zinurcbyk, moved farther. He was born in the Ukraine. Running a dairy is interest- ing. They love animals. The milk inspector comes around once a month to check the bugs. "I think they're trying to gel (i bacterial sample once a month if possible." Milk inspector Stewart Alexander of Lethbridge agreed. "We don't let them, know when we're coming. However, if someone's got problems we'll try to get there more often. We also of- fer assistance lo anyone who has problems and can't find them." Milk samples are sent lo the Edmonton laboratory for testing. Mr. Zmurchyk's 300 acres of irrigated land will nicely keep a family. "If you had 300 acres of dryland you could never make a living on it. Three hundred acres will handle nicely 50 cows. We've got 50 cows in the herd plus replace-" monts." He's up at 6 and busy milk- ing half an hour later. WELFARE BETTER "The way it looks to me in 21) years there will be nobody in it. It has to be a family iarm. Where are you going to get labor? Is a guy going to come lo you and work for a month when he can get a month The milkman comes from the city every other day, not to deliver but to pick up from farmer Zmurchyk's 648 gal- lon bulk tank. It has to be washed good every time they come. HEADS DIPSTICK "He reads the dipstick, con- nects the hose to his truck and that is it." It holds pounds of na- ture's finest, most complete food. "I wish I had mechanized 10 years ago." To begin, the operation was fairly small. "I milked eight cows morning and night for four yeans." Tire milk biings for 3.5 per cent butterfat. He is ons of 17 dairymen shipping milk to Palm Dairies, Lethbridge. Another 14 dairy farmers ship their milk to Silverwood Dairies, Lethbridge. "Say, we've had a real good winter! This has been an ex- ceptional winter. The way it looks to me, it's just about over. The days are getting longer and the sun is getting higher." Maybe dairy farming bnt so bad after all. It's hard ivork running a family farm Dairy former Pele Zmurchyk checks the dipstick in his 645 gallon milk tank. The milk brings for 3.5 per cent butterfat. Sometimes he wishes he was raising rab- bits. Ilodeo arena, trailer park progressing QUICK MOUNT ALTEVERTOR MOUNTS EASILY ON CARS, TRUCKS or TRACTORS Takes 110V out of the Alteverlor Will operaie any brush type motor or 1 ]0v healing cle- ment, will operate .welder us ng up to 3000 watts, with no damage to vehfcle, alter- nafcr or tools, lifetime guar- antee, a must for all farm, ranch or Industrial vehicles. Sold exclusively at FAJRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES ITD. 1244 3rd Avo. S. Phone 327-6684 BROWNING A crew of eight Blackfect men have slarlea cutting logs needed for construction of the new rodeo- race arena and the Indian Cul- tural Area tlndian Days Camp- ground) to be located in Depot Coulee just south of Browning, Mont. It will be a complete facility. Also in the plans is a 20 trail- er parking area. The Cultural Area will con- sisl of complete leveling and improvement. A new dancing arena will be buill complete with bleachers. Three modern restrooms and a stick game shelter are plan- ned. This is a project funded by Public Works Impact Project and will employ 40 to 50 men as soon as weather per- mits. The projecl superinlendent is Arts council CRANBROOK Under temporary chairman- ship of Cornell Sawchuk, cre- alive arts supporters in Uie city aic organizing a Community Arts Council. Meeting Monday, March 5, the group will name its per- manent membership represent- ing all the arts functioning in the city. More district on page 10 Guaranteed Price! Guaranteed Market! For complete details send the following attached coupon to Pioneer Grain Company Ltd. 1 2500 Richardson Bldg. One Lombard I Place Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B OXB I NAME I ADDRESS PHONE 'ayne Goss and project co-or- inator is Elouise Cobell. Eolh era recently approved by Hie enver EDA Office. The Blackfeet Tribal Busi- ess Council is Ihe sponsor ol project and Chrislian, pring, Seilbach and Associ- ates of Billings are Ihe engi- neers. The program was planned by Uie Blackfeel Planning Pro- gram with co-operation of the business council, BIA and th chairman of North America Indian Days, Carl Kipp. Cut-off working at reservoir COWLEY (HNS) Cowley's aler shorlage has been tem- warily overcome. For several nights the auto- atic cut-off kept the rcser- oir from completely draining. The water table has been dropping but the well dug las year will be cribbed as earl as weather permits. A new pump has to be in stalled lo lie in with Uie ol system. Onee the reservoir is full, the water. supply will be sufficient. Spanvood street paving bylaw ivins OK NATAL District ot Sparwood council has ap- proved a bylaw authorizing >aving of Sparwood street's un- der a local improvements pro- gram. The paving is to be paid fov by a frontage tax on the prop- erties served. Approval was given after ap- proval was received from the department of municipal af- fairs to raise esti- mated cost of the project. The bylaw authorizes the mayor and municipal clerk to enter into a contract for the work. Bids for the project have been received and the successful bid- der selected. Work will com- mence when weather conditions are suitable. Taxpayers are given the op- tion of paying for the project over 20 years or of making one payment for their portion of the cost. Pension plan sessions set for Magratli and Cardston MAGRATH (HNS) Can- ada Pension Plan field officer Rollie Stewart will be at: Ma- grath, town hall, March 8 from lo 11 a.m.; and at Card- sion, loin hall, March 8 from 1 lo p.m. to answer que- ries on the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Sup- plement. He will also provide assis lance in the filing of applica tinns. Mr. Paul Ragart, of Mr. Mrs. John Ragan of Picture was recently awarded Iha Wolf- ern Canadian Society for Horti- culture gold medal. Presented by the Society at its annual meeting the award Is made to hoHlcul- ture students of the prairie prov- inces for outstanding scholastic achievement. Mr. Ragan gracfualea' from the University of Aiberta Faculty of Agriculture in May 1972. He is presently employed at the At- berta Horticultural Research Centre in Brooks, Credit union directors named FORT MACLEOD (Special) The annual meeting of the Macteod Savings and iredit Union attracted more han 200 members. Jim Burger presided. The Vulcan Credit Union has oined with Fort Mtocleod and Clareshclm branches. The area erved will now include Uie Villow Creek MD and the County of Vulcan. Elected to Uie board of di- fetors were Art Chell, Bob Jim Burger, Neal O'Ncil, Donald Welbourn, Har- y Hemmaway, and W. L. C, BUD Day. Jack Griffin is an honorary director. The supervisory committee or Fort Maclcod is Iggy Blanche Moses, Vi Da- is, Bud Cellar and Ben K o e k e n; Cl aresh'ol m, Wayne O'Ncil, Ha Schlaht, Earl Me- Millan, Fay Strang and George Miller. Vulcan officials will be elected at a special meeting. Education Week Willow Creek Composite High School at Claresholm will hold open house and career night Monday, March S, from 7 to 9 p.m. in recognition of Education Week. Picture Butte schools will present a number of different programs. Picture Bulle High School will hold education night Wed- nesday, March 7, at 8 o'clock. 'Thursday, March 3, St. Cath- erine's School will present an afternoon of student .activities and displays. Dorothy Dalgliesh School will hold open house Thursday, March 8. REPORT your The tetltbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area MONARCH MRS, JACOB DEKKER 327-9541 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON................. 653-2377 NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON 4B6-23M NATAL, B.C. MR. 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