Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
SEES OTHER GRAINS- Alexander (Mac) Runciman, president of United Grain Growers Ltd., told 300 farmers at Tabcr recently "farmers have worsliippcd thte god of wheat too Jong, when pri>" duction of other grains may be our salvation." -Ross Gibb Photo. Few attend Home, School meeting COALDALE (HNS) - Tlie turnout at the recent organizational meeting for Area 11(B) of the Home and Scliool Asso-dalion was very small, reports Harold Ameson director, and Mrs. Arneson, secretary. Mrs. Peggy Ferguson, secretary for the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations was present to address the gathering. Delegates attended from Iron Springs, Readymade and Lomond. Peter Slemko, principal of the John Davidson School here was present. Mr, and Mrs, Arneson will be attending the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations' provincial conference to be lield March 18, 19 and 20 at Edmonton. Bailey bridge opposed CRANBROOK (Special) Regional District of East Koot-enay has filed objection to the department of transport re-gardmg plans for a bridge which will cross Koocanasu Lake (American designation of the Libby pondage area) on Kootenay River to be flooded starting in 1972. Pondage area In Canada extends from the international boundary 42 miles north to a point between Wardner and Bull River. Water level variation in treaty terms in the pondage area covers 172-foot range, but "will normally not be experienced in any one year." Recreational interests are protesting the replacement bridge clearance, which will be a double-double Bailey bridge of three sections 167 feet long, and a section 156 feet long, re-quirmg remforced concrete pillars and a span 657 feet. It will have 15-foot clearance. This would clearly interfere with sports boating, the board decided. This is basis of its representations to the department for application of the Navigable Waters Act before any contract is approved aaid put into operation. Lea to speak CARDSTON (Special) -Dobson Lea, provincial president of Unifarm, will address the annual convention of the Cai-dston district at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 11. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. in the Cardston Grill. Cal Brandley wiU'speak on white paper taxation. The election of officers and a talk on "power proposals" and co-op insurance will round out the afternoon i Friday, March 5, 1971 - THE IITHBRIDCI HERALD - 3 Hospital Day to feature spring tea COALDALE (HNS) - The spring tea and bazaar of the Coaldale CJommunity Hospital Women's Auxiliary wiU be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, on Hospital Day. Tickets will be available for two prizes, an embroidered sheet and pair of matching pillowcases; and a threc-piec� crocheted vanity set. INDIVIDUALIST - Mrs. Emily Buckley shows some of the liquid embroidery and needlework she enjoys doing. CHILDHOOD HOME - This dug-out house was home for Mrs. Buckley when she was a child. It is located on Expanse Coulee on the Oldman River. Upper building is the house, lower building the chicken coop. A stream separated these buildings from the barns constructed of bridge timbers. _ Ross Gibb Photo ToMng folks not taught respect for others^ By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER - The first white girl to live in the ranching country north of Taber,during the first decade of the century says tilings ai-e not what they used to be. Seated in her two-compartment trailer, Mrs. Emily Buckley, 71, rolled one from the "makings", lifted up and said she daesn't think much cf the changing times. "The last 10 years have been real tough, but I guess it's hard for me to change. Young folks are not taught the value of money, or of self respect or respect for others," she remarked. Living for several of her formative years with her grandmother in an Anglican home, she "was taught the values of life." Her trailer, in which she lives with a daughter Hazel, is her winter home. Summer-time she moves into the house on family property at the north-west outskirts of Taber. Heated by a coal-burning Quebec heater, the trailer is very comfortable in winter, things are real handy, and there is little housework to do, she commented. She was born in 1899 at the river bottom ranch of Edward Holmes north of Lethbridge. She was the only child of Eber Perry and Harriet Holmes. Wanting to "get out on their own," the young family took up squatter's rights on the Mun-sell ranch north of Grassy Lake. In 1904 "father took out a homestead at Expanse Coulee north of the Oldman River (where Highway 36 now winds out of the rivier bottom). "We moved there when I was five years old, and lived in a dug-out in the west bank of tlie river. The house was warm even in the worst of the storms and there were many of them," she said. The house still stands, much the worse for weather.' Mr. Perry (the ranch never had a name) went into cattle in a modfist way. During the bad wmter of 1905-06, cattle drifted away, driven by the severe bUzzard, and most of tlie cattle were foimd dead in the spring. Calves chilled by storm Ratepayers meet Montlay STIRLING (HNS) - The annual meeting of the ratepayers will be held in the Stirling School Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. A summary of the village's financial statement has been made available. All ratepayers are urged to attend. 21 LAPS NOBLEFORD (HNS) - Mayor Jean Noble was able lo complete 24 laps in a recent fund-raising project at Fort Macleod, raising approximately $30 for extra-cuiTicular activities of the students of the F. P. Walshe School Another runner from Noble-ford was John L. Knight, as he completed 27 laps. They ran with others in the gym. RAYMOND (HNS) - There has been some loss' due to tlie storm of newborn calves which were chilled before they were up and ai-ound. Most of the small herds are having calves at present. Larger herds in the aj-ea will not calve for some two to thi*ee weeks. Tlie small herds, for the most part, have good shelter. Some stockmen report they are becoming short of hay; should the cold continue for some time many of them will have to buy hay. There seems to be no shortage of supply in the area of good alalfa. Producers are asking $22 and as high $24 per ton. Di^land hay can be had for $19 to $20. Most of the animals have been on feed since November as (here was very little glean^ ing in the haj'vested fields following the di-y summer when gi-ains produced only limited stocks. Livestock men say they have felt the pinch of the lift program introduced by the federal Snow rig guide PICTURE BUTTE - Tlie Alberta government recreation committee has published a guide to snowmobiling pamphlet which is now available at the north regional recreation office here. 135 couples probe marriage commimication FORT MACLEOD (Special) - Theme for the annual Couples Conference of the United Ohui-ch was married life communication. Mrs. Kaye Crowe of Montreal, family life co-ordinator for the Anglican Church, spoke. There were 135 couples of all denominat ions participating. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Walker of Fort Macleod attended. Don't Miss This Sale! SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES 15 OFF REGULAR PRICE ON ALL ELECTRICAL WIRING SUPPLIES Conduit and conduit fittings Triplex Building wire Outlet boxes Switches Receptacles Cover plates lamp bulbs Fluorescent light fixtures 2-Pride of the Farm Stock Waterers PLUS MANY OTHER ITEMS Sale Starts Monday, Morch 1st and ends Saturday, March 6th Business Hours: 8 cm. to 5 p.m. TERMS ARI STRICTLY CASH BILL'S ELECTRIC COALDALE LTD. location: Vi mile north from Town of Coaldale main intersection (Picture Butte highway) Recreation report ready PICTURE BUTTE - The north regional recreation board of Lethbridge County 26 has the 1970 annual report piinted and available at tlie recreation office. Tlie report gives a rundowi of assistance, programs and operations the du-ector and board have worked uitb ovei- a seven-month period in 1970. government last spring to decrease wheat production. Barley used for feed is going from fifty cente to seventy-five. There is enough in tlie area for the needs. At the Knight Ranch, where one of tlie largest herds is being wintei-ed, the animals are reported as being in good condition. Not al of the 2,600 head being wintered are on feed as winds have kept many of the hills cleared of deep snow. There is feed for the needs. New calves' will start to arrive in some t^vo weeks' time. The 600 heifers are being fed daily at the ranch in order to keep them fit for calving. The older cows are getting li^t rations. Rotary dance draws 300 RAYMOND (HNS) -- The Raymond Rotary Club's annual dinner dance drew Rotarians and friends from a number of clubs to Raymond. Mr. and Mrs. Williard Pax-man and Mr. and Mrs. Mirza Pack were general organizers of tlie 1971 parly held in the LDS Recreation Centre. Tlie Prime Alberta beef dinner was sei-ved at the dmner hom- to more than 300 people. Entertainment for the early evening was arranged by Dr. Hai-lan G. Taylor assisted by Mj-s. Taylor. Dancing filled the remainder of tlie evening. Summer Games post filled by north region director PICTURE BUITE - The 1971 Summer Games regional director for Letlibridge County 26 is Jliss Wendy Rasmussen. She is the north area, county 26, recreation director. It is Miss Rasmussen's hope that Summer Games' will play a large part in the lives of the people throughout the county. Tlie games are scheduled to be held in Claresholm from Aug. 4 to 7, Spring Is Around The Corner! SERVICE YOUR ROTOTILLER NOW Before The Spring Rush! FREE ESTIMATES -ALSO- LAWN MOWERS SHARPENED MOTOR MOWER 817 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-2669 "Father gave up cattle and started a horse ranch, developing a reputation for the beautiful well-bred heavy Belgian work horse. He had about 500 head when he finally sold out." "Ranch life was a hard life but lots of fun, riding tlie range every day. "For school, I boarded in Taber about 15 miles away, and finished elementary school. In those days, education especially for girls was not important. Teachers came here on permits - there were few professional teachers." When she was 11 or 12 years old, she recalled, the low level timber bridge over which the CPR crossed the river west of Lethbridge was replaced with the steel bridge. The timbers were dismantled and purchased by a local rancher who attempted to run a coom down river to Medicine Hat. The boom broke up just east of Lethbridge. and 12-inch square timbers" "were yours for the taking." "I remember sitting in the back of the boat while the men caught (he passing timbers and rowed them to shore." Enough limbers were collected to build a couple of bams, and many ranchers down stream picked up a good supply as they floated along. While living at the river ranch, Emily Periy married one of the ranch hands, Marcus Buckley, in 1917 and they have five children, Dora (Bud) Kmzell, Vauxhall, Mabel (Fred) Ernst, Prince Albert, Hazel Johansen, Taber, Frank, Toronto, and Harry, Taber. She has several grandcliildren. Early in life, Mi*s. Buckley developed the skill of partially waslii'ng sheep's wool, pulling it by hand in preference to carding, and knittmg milts which were m gi-eat demand by ranchers and fishermen. Sufficient oil was left in the wool that the mitts never froze, and could be wrung out m the coldest weather, "I received two to three dollars a pan- for the mitts which was considered good pay during the depression years. Spun wool did not make such good mills and paid less. "The best wool came from Angora rabbits which I raised. The hau- was about six inches long, and pulled into yam about the same as sheep wool. The Angora mitts were the best of all," she said. Her gift of handwork did not end with the passing of the ranchers. She continues to do needlework and handpainting of lunch and table cloUis -which she usually has sold ahead of time. Her only follower in this work is her daughter Hazel who sells considerable of their work on tlie Indian reservation north of KamJoops, B.C. Slight of frame and interested in her work, Mrs. Buckley continues in her own way of life, concerned with and sometimes affected by the changing times. She remains an individualist. Annual meeting March 22 at Raymond RAYMOND (HNSl - The annual meeting for the Town of Raymond for the purpose of re-\aewuig the financial business for 1970 has been set for March 22, at the town hall. Ratepayers will be presented with fuU financial reports for the year and the work program. Each town counc llor will present a report from his department. Court of Revision will sit at 6 p.m. of the same evening, March 22, to be foUowed by the annual taxpayers' meeting at 8 p.m. Coffee parfy sef COALDALE (HNS) - The Taber - Warner Progressive Conservative Association is sponsoring a coffee party Saturday, March 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ventura Hotel Banquet Room. Candidate is Bob Bogle of Milk River. 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