Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, March 7, 1i74 THE LETH0RIDGE HERALD 17 Band applies for 1 Manpower program may benefit reserve By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer A federal government manpower training program could bring up to 50 young adults on 'the Blood Reserve back into the economic mainstream. The band is applying for over a three-year period under Canada Manpower's Local Employment Assistance Program (LEAP) to provide training in various trades for people on the reserve who want to work but are unskilled. Geraldine Holland, economic development co- ordinator in Standoff, said the proposal is designed to help young adults on welfare who can't, compete in the job market. If approved, and Mrs. Holland expects it will be, the project will start with about 25 people receiving training in carpentry, painting and decorating, plumbing, irrigation, and electrical skills, under the direction of journeyman tradesmen. The irrigation instruction will be handled by representatives of irrigation supply companies which will be providing equipment for the Blood's irrigation project on the northern end of the reserve, and by the band's own irrigation branch employees. Most of the skills learned under the three-year program will be geared to housing, Mrs. Holland said, since the band is interested in upgrading and repairing reserve homes. She expects a turnover during the project period of about 50, all of whom will earn the minimum wage while training. At the end of the training program, apprenticeship placements will be found both on the reserve and in adjoining communities, with co-operation from the Indian affairs department and the provincial apprenticeship board. The LEAP grant would help the Blood's reduce their welfare rolls, which now support over half of the people on the reserve, and as well, Mrs. Holland said, provide a pool of skilled tradesmen on the reserve. The Blood band now has to hire non-Indians for many contracting jobs on the reserve because of a skilled labor shortage. The Herald- District County to triple insecticide supply MD's expenditures include for water well 32 rinks compete ANATAL (HNS) The Sparwood Curling Club recently held its annual open mixed bonspiel in- the Natal Curling Rink with 32 rinks competing. Sparwood rinks won six of the major prizes in the three events, including the "A" event and club trophy which was won by the Pat Camilli rink. The Ted Kryczka rink of Coleman took second; the Rod Velina skipped rink of Sparwood was third, and the Ray Myles skipped rink of Sparwood was fourth. WARNER (Staff) Five hundred gallons of Dimethoate for grasshopper control were sold at cost last year to farmers in the County of Forty-Mile and the agricultural field man says the county expects to triple that outlay of chemical this year. "We again advise farmers to keep watching early in the growing season for heavy populations so you can be prepared to spray before severe damage has said Vern Arnold. Mr. Arnold conducted an annual fall survey on 'hoppers for the Canada Department of Agriculture. He says Puridan, sold by the Niagara Chemical Corporation, is also used to control 'hoppers. At the recent annual ratepayers' meeting, a farmer wanted to know why the gopher poison didn't work too well last year. He said he used the gopher poison three times last spring. "Three bunches I put out and I couldn't kill a gopher with it." Mr. Arnold said it was the first complaint he had received. "If you are having problems Report your news to.... The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area PICTURE BUTTE S P JOHNSON ..........................732-4449 PINCHER CREEK MRSEDLUNN..................................... 627-3257 RAYMOND DAVID THORNHILL 752-3572 MASINASIN MRS FRED MUELLER 647-2463 SHAUGHNESSY MRS ALICE E WADE 327-9661 STAVELY MRS. VIOLET CLANCY 228-3920 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising like that, get hold of-us right away." Mr. Arnold says the same strychnine is used in both poison brands. Some farmers said the Lightning brand is no good and some said it was the best. "Have they come up with anything new asked a farmer. "The said Mr. Arnold. "But it is fairly expensive for such a large area to cover. They are still working on different methods." The field man said the county buys its chemicals from the Alberta Association of Muncipal Districts and Counties co-operative at about 78 cents a can and sells it to the fanner at 75 cents. It is sold at 80 cents a can at most retailers. Mr. Arnold said sterilization of Canada Thistle is done along the roadways only. A farmer asked what effect these control chemicals have on the growth of other crops and Mr. Arnold said one chemical will limit wheat production for three years, barley for two years and oats for one year. Therefore weed control with this chemical is used on a patch basis as the only acceptable method. Mr. Arnold explained the vector skunk control problem to wipe out rabies. When a case of rabies is confirmed a three mile radius is drawn around the place where rabies was detected in an effort to try to kill all skunks in that area. The war on skunks includes poison, trapping and special skunk poison pellets made up by the government. A fanner said the chemical sold by the county is very short term but that bought on the general market is good for two or three hatches. Mr. Arnold said that Dimethoate is good for 48 hours and provides 80 per cent control. Puridan is good for eight days only. Deldrion is good for six weeks to two months but "there is no way the government will supply Deldrion for grasshopper said Mr. Arnold. A farmer suggested the county designate a "Poison gophers" day for the County of Forty-Mile because some farmers do and some don't war on the rodents. Mr. Arnold said he will take it up with the agriculture service board. He said oats is generally used as the mixer in the poison snack. Crazy 'spiel Frank Plowman's (standing centre) rink took the A event prize in the Bellevue Curling Club annual "Crazy Mixed Spiel" last weekend. Also in the photo is the Bob Perry (I) rink including Esther Perry, Elsie Case and Don Case who took second in the C event. Sitting on the rock is Richard Strandquist, 13 month old, beleived to be Bellevues' youngest curling enthusiast. VERN DECOUX photo District calendar The Midnight Squares will hold a round dance practice at 8 p.m. and a dance at p.m. Friday in the Fort Macleod elementary school and women are asked to bring a box lunch the Students' Union of the Coalhurst High School will hold a supper and dance starting at 6 p.m. Saturday in the high school with music by the Fly the Shirley Sjogren rink of Nobleford will compete at the southern Alberta curling finals at Coaldale March 22 and 23, tentative date March 15, an Irish concert will be held at 8 p.m. at the Champion Community Hall with proceeds for World Missions... March 16, a bingo will be held at the Vulcan Civic Centre, sponsored by the Vulcan Lions Club the Vulcan Senior Citizens will hold a fund-raising sale April 20. in the Vulcan Arena and saleable articles are solicited Canada Pension Plan field officer Louis LaPlace will explain the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement in the Federal Building at Blairmore from 10 a.m. to p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the town hall at Pincher Creek Friday... Visitors are invited to an open house today at the R. I. Baker School at Coaldale any time during the school day. Noblef ord team wins zone basketball tourney NOBLEFORD (HNS) The Noble Central Bladettes will represent the southwest zone in "C" girls provincial playoffs to be held at Fairview Saturday and Sunday. Bladettes defeated Blood Indian Reserve girls in the recent Taber tournament. Earlier both the Noble Central Bladettes and the Noble Central Blades captured the Far West Basketball League championships. Bladettes defeated Lundbreck Sabrettes 45-31: then Matthew Halton Hornets of Pincher Creek 61-46 in the final. Competing in the girls side of the championships were teams from Matthew Halton and St. Michael's of Pincher Creek, Lundbreck and Nobleford. Grassy Lake girls win trophy GRASSY LAKE (HNS) The Chamberlain Pantherettes, this town's senior high school basketball team coached by David Coutts, has won the southeastern zone girls "C" basketball championship. They won the G. Paizer trophy. The test was held at Oyen. The team will go to Fairview this week to take part in the provincial playoffs. At Oyen, their first game was played against the Youngstown team. They won 68 to 11. Dorren Van Kasteren scored 18 points, Lorie Ell 14 and Geri Schmidt tallied 12. In the final, the Pantherettes whipped Rosemary 33 to 24. Geri Schmidt and'Roberta Rachue were tops with 10 each. CLARESHOLM (Staff) The Willow Creek MD had revenues and expenditures totalling for the year ending Dec. 31, 1973. The MD spent to aid rancher Jane Whipple of the Fort Macleod area with her water well problems. She refused neighbors the right to use a flowing well in her field, they drilled another well, and the well at her house stopped flowing so the MD pitched in to solve the problem. Expenditures for public works equipment totalled This included a backhoe, truck, three 920 tractors, truck, gravel truck, gravel truck, gravel truck, and motor grader, Debenture debt charges totalled The total unmatured debenture debt is Debenture debt on this will total to 1979 to maturity. In the agricultural service board report, it is noted that in 1973 the MD received from the provincial government, a share of the costs of the agricultural fieldman's salary, weed control, forage crop management, pest control, soil conservation, tree planting and the ROP beef program. The perennial weed control program involved about 170 farmers. Many received assistance with the supply of chemicals, labor and equipment costs, on a one- third share cost basis for their perennial weed problems. More than 970 miles of roadsides were sprayed last year with emphasis on newly back-sloped and seeded roadsides. Thirty three miles of new back sloping were seeded to forage and all roads were mowed for snow control It was the third year the MD participated in the province wide warble control program. Warble inspectors were employed to assist the local veterinarians in checking all cattle sold at the Fort Macleod and Slavery Auction Markets. Warble-infected cattle were identified with yellow stickers before being sold. More than 90 cattle owners were checked last spring with the stockgrowers being more than co-operative to help eradicate this costly pest. In grasshopper control, a total of 393 gallons of Dimethoate were sold with the MD providing a 50 per cent subsidy. 'Hoppers came in fewer numbers than expected. Heaviest concentrations were east of Claresholm and Fort Macleod. In coyote control, only one 1080 bait was placed. But a considerable number of cyanide guns and shells were issued. A minimal amount of strychnine pellets were used. In soil conservation, the provincial grant enabled the MD to assist farmers with soil erosion and X saline problems. Assistance was provided up to 50 per cent or to a maximum of per farm toward the cost of reclamation. A total of trees were planted in the MD. All trees were again picked up by truck at the Oliver Nursery and distributed from the Claresholm warehouse. The tree planter and operator were provided to 33 farmers free of charge. In the ROP beef program, the portable scales were rented at per day and used 109 times. The 1974 rentals will be per day. Where the owner was enrolled in the ROP program, a technician was provided to supervise the weighing. Forty-six cattlemen in the MD are now in this program. The MD is reimbursed by the provincial government for wages and mileage when the agricultural fieldman or his assistant act as the supervising weight technician. MLA to speak at Coaldale COALDALE (HNS) Senior citizens will be given the opportunity to hear first hand of government programs available to them. MLA David King of the Edmonton Highlands constituency will speak on these programs in a meeting 'set for 8 p.m. March 13, in the John Pavidson School. The event is sponsored by the Taber Warner Progressive Conservative Association. The PiKhtr Cmk Skating Club will hold its annual Ice Revue. March 9th, 1974. Stirling it p.m. it the Memorial Community Centre Arena SmcUoMd by C.F.S.A. TALK TO YOUR FEDERATED INSURANCE MAN AT MARCH 5th to 9th SPECIALIST IN THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF COMMERCIAL INSURANCE Otstrict Manager 715 7th SI S PO Box 1056 Phcme Atowta 'AUTO DEALERS STATIONS CONTRACTORS (Humbert, Etectiiciins, etc.) A APPLIANCES RETAIL WHOLESALE MANY OTHERS FEDERATED INSURANCE flj SOCWrxWk PO. Bra 37 Hst 7-7942 Lions club plans events BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore Lions Club has a busy schedule lined up for the coming week as arrangements have been completed to hold the second in a series of wrestling matches this weekend. Archie Gouldie will meet Harley Race and the Kiwis will meet Larry Lane and Dan Littlebear Two other bouts are planned for the card, to be held in the Crowsnest Consolidated High School gymnasium at Coleman al 7 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds are for community purposes. Meanwhile plans are completed for the three-day Crowsnest Pass Music Festival that will get underway at 9 a.m. Monday. Fish and game club to meet COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The Coleman Fish and Game Association will hold a meeting in the Lions Scout Hall at 7-30 p.m. Monday to draw up plans for the annual trophy night the club sponsors each spring. See. m the light. Wiser's Northern Light One of the smoothest whiskies ever blended in Canada.