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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta John, Pete Gaskell tally 93 safe years By PAUL CHALA Herald News Service NATAL - Two brothers who work for Kaiser Resources Limited at Michel, near Sparwood, have established a record of service in the coal mining industry. Johnny and Pete Gaskell have worked a total of 93 years in the industry. Neither man has had an accident serious enough to warrant a compensation claim. John, now a first  class mechanic at the Kaiser Resources machine shop at Michel, started work as a mech- anic with Crows Nest Pass Coal Company in 1924. When the company, which had changed its name to Crows Nest Industries Ltd., sold its coal plant to Kaiser, John transferred to Kaiser Resources and continued to keep the wheels turning in the power house. With the exception of a couple of months underground, John spent all his working time in the machine shop department. Pete, meanwhile, went underground and spent the most of his career as a haulage man, a job which, in the early days entailed driving horses. Shandelles to perform at Foremost on March 17 FOREMOST (Special) - The Shandelles Ladies Chorus of Medicine Hat will stage a concert at the Foremost Community Hall Wednesday, March 17, at 8 p.m. * The singing group will stage a two - hour program of light music, with proceeds going to Foremost Lions Club community service projects. Tickets are available from all Lions Club members. The Shandelles, under the director Alex Shand, were formed in 1964 following Medicine Todd rink wins PINCHER CREEK (Special) - The annual Legion Bonspiel was held recently with the Ernie Todd rink taking the Legion Trophy. Making up the foursome were Ernie Todd, Simi Ully, Ethel Cook and Ken Weins. Corbett Lynch - Staunton's rink aided by Mrs. Pusnyk, Bill Skelly and Gertie Bowman placed second. Hat Musical Theatre's production of The Sound of Music. They performed in the Centennial special at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and also at the Rotary International Convention. The Shandelles have represented Medicine Hat at the Provincial music festival. In 1966 they won the Rose Bowl, the highest award in the Medicine Hat Rotary Music Festival, and have held the Robert Bullen Melody Maids Trophy continuously since 1965. Later compressed air locomotives were used and Pete became a driver  boss. His responsibility included seeing that miners did not wait for empty cars and the tipple did not wait for coal, a task not always possible. Despite temperatures which sometime hit nearly SO below zero in the mine's main tunnel, Pete was always on hand to keep things running. He now works with the Kaiser Resources underground electrical crew under Frank Fair-clough. John is married and lived in Michel until three years ago when he and his wife Margaret and son George, also a Kaiser employee, moved to F e r n i e. Pete is single and until recently lived with his mother, Mrs. Gaskell, now 84 years who lives in the Sparwood Senior Citizens Home. New officers COALDALE (HNS) - The following officers were elected at the recent annual meeting of shareholders of the Coaldale Community Hospital Association Ltd.: Goerge B. Schmidt and John F. Dyck (both re-elected), three-year terms; Jacob Jan-zen one year as alternate. A total of 26 shareholders attended. Chairman was John F. Dyck. Bunnage valuable player CARDSTON (HNS) - The Cardston First Ward M-Men Basketball team was successful in.winning the LDS Church regional tournament played at Magrath. They won three games. Final scores were: 85-58 against Edmonton; 86-73 against Calgary and 68-59 against Anaconda, Mont. The Cardston squad brought home half the trophies offered. Blaine Bunnage won the most-valuable player award. Kehdon Eakett and D u a n e Quinton won the all  star awards. Other members of the team: Terry Quinton, Don Carlson, Mark Beazer and Lon Olsen. Garth Matkin is coach. They leave for Salt Lake City Saturday where they will participate in the all * church finals next week. Friday, March 12, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 3 Rolnclup of District News Aid heart fund RAYMOND (HNS) - Under the direction of Mrs. Brandon Scott, the first drive for the heart fund has been completed. There is $424 more to contribute to research, thanks to the people of Raymond. Mrs. Scott said "we are very pleased with our first efforts. While the sum is not large it represents small donations from everyone as everyone gave a portion." Aid polio fund PINCHER CREEK (Special) - A house-to-house canvass for the polio fund was conducted by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion. The drive was headed by Mrs. N. Skelly, president, and Mrs. J. Fitzpatrick. It was a success with $540 raised. The polio fund has been a project of the auxiliary for 20 years. Firm opens CLARESHOLM (HNS) -More than 350 people attended the official opening and ribbon cutting service of a new farm and ranch service centre and the first to be located on Clares-holm's $45,000 industrial subdivision at the southeast corner of Town. The modern steel construction fire proof building cost about $40,000 and will be known as Ranchman's Supply John Deer Service Centre. It was established by the Lewis Brothers - Dalbert, Ken and Harold of Pincher Creek who operate a similar business there. ENJOYING SUNSHINE AT WAIKIKI - South Albertans love to flee to Hawaii. Enjoying the Pacific breezes and warm sunshine at Waikiki are Mrs. Bill (Elsie) Rae' of Picture Butte and Mrs. Bessie Anton of Warner and, back row, Mrs. E. (Rita) Zuehlke of Warner and Mr. Rae. Heads parks PINCHER CREEK (Special) -R Barry Redfern has been appointed superintendent of parks and recreation for Pincher Creek regional parks and recreation programs. Mr. Redfern has been in the RCMP for the past 12 years. Originally from Toronto, Cpl. Redfern is stationed at Grim-shaw. He should be available April 1. Mr. Redfern is 35, married with two children. While stationed at Penhold he taught physical education. He is the holder of the Black belt and has amateur wrestling status. Slate installed FOREMOST (Special) -Foremost branch of the Royal Canadian Legion recently installed Barney Staalduine president. Other officers are R u s s ell Dixson, vice-president; George H a u g e n, secretary and Vic Bourret, treasurer. Harry Calhoun will serve as welfare officer. Carl Gerke is sergeant - at - arms. Th<� executive includes Hugh Sturte-vanU Bill Black, Ray Beckner and Phil Korpan. Name Ikebuchi TABER (HNS) - Councillor George Ikebuchi has been appointed the town's representative on the local recreation board and the regional recreation council. Mr. Ikebuchi succeeds Stan Hunt whose position on council was left vacant when he moved to St. Albert. Receive bread COALDALE (HNS) - Parents attending John Davidson School here recently attended open house during education week. In one class parents received a slice of bread. The complete procedure had been learned with the exception of the baking. The teacher, Mrs. Wendy Davidson, said her oven at home baked better. The bread was good. The recipe and method was compiled in pictures and words in a scrapbook. Town grows PICTURE BUTTE - The local authorities board has ordered that there be annexed to the Town of Picture Butte, and separated from the Lethbridge County 26, the portion of the northeast quarter of section 33 which lies one block south of Rogers Ave. Any taxes owing to the Lethbridge County 26 as at Dec. 31, 1970, shall transfer to and become payable to the Town of Picture Butte. Spring supper COALDALE (HNS) - A spring supper will be sponsored by the Eva Greer United Church Women from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in th.3 church hall. It is open to the general public. False alarm STIRLING (HNS) - Volunteer firemen, arriving at the fireball, found it was a false alarm. This is the third time within a year this safety feature has been mis-used. Planning seminar scheduled COALDALE (HNS) - The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission is sponsoring a one-day seminar to discuss planning. It will be held Thursday, April 8. Herb Fletcher, secretary-treasurer, and George King, building inspector, will attend. Savillow heads new club at Sparwood SPARWOOD (HNS) - About 40 people attended a meeting at the Sparwood Secondary School recently to form a Rod and Gun Club. Bill Savillow was elected president; J. Young, vice-president; John Smith, secretary and Dick Hughes, treasurer. Members of the executive committee are Thomas Halko, John Beswick, Roy Ackles, Bernie Peters, Jackie DeLuCa, E. Freisan, P. John, Al Johnson and T. Krall. The Sparwood and District Rod and Gun Club will meet the second and fourth Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m. TOPS IN SEED CORN Contact - ALBERTA WHEAT POOL or the Warwick Representative in Southern Alberta. HAROLD HUGHES P.O. Box 959, Phone 345-4675 Coaldale, Alta. Susan Kaszas, Pat Patching grand prize science winners COALDALE (HNS) - Susan Kazsaz and Patricia Patching of McNally were grand prize winners in the second annual Coaldale Junior High School Science Fair. They displayed sugar analysis. Students from St. Joseph's, McNally and R. I. Baker schools participated. There were 38 entries. Co-ordinators were Paul Lis-ka and Miss Gwen Russell. The judges included Dr. Eric Mokosch of the University of Lethbridge, and Dr. Jim Bole and Dr. John Dormaar, both of the Lethbridge Research Station. The fair was divided into three categories: general science (including chemistry), physics and biology. As the biology section had considerable entries, physics only several it was decided, to award more prizes in biology. Winners will compete in the Lethbridge and District Science Fair to be held March 20 and 21 in the city. The prizes were from the Coaldale Home and School Association. Winners were: Grande Prize winners, also receiving first prize in the general science category, Susan TAPE SALE Regular �� ftfj $7 95........9.90 MUSICLAND Car. 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. Kaszas and Patricia Patching from McNally for their display on analysis of sugar. Second in general science were Sandra McDonald and Cheryl Tokariuk of Coaldale with a display on fossils. Third place went to Barbara Habijanac and Rose Marie Jur-cak of Coaldale with the exhibit How Movies are Made. Physics winners: Ross Cofell and Don Romaniuk for an interesting display on the photo enlarger; Karl Mielke, Jacob Steinbrenner and Ernest Dyck, with a display on rockets. In the biology section six winners were announced: Don Mehrer, experimenting in lawn growing; Cheryl Hinds-, Annel-iese Machielse and Betty Macht, putting the brakes on pollution; tying for third place, Sally Mehrer, growing plants without soil and Christine Cud-rak, effects of gibberellic acid on plants. A three way tie for fourth place: Bill Dyck, pollution of plants, Kathy Murray and Rose Marie Hofer of McNally, grasshoppers and Marilee Bond of McNally with her exhibit on vitamins. Dogs not wanted Three bitten at Stirling STIRLING (HNS) - The recent annual ratepayers' meeting closed with the village fathers receiving a vote of appreciation for their services. However, things hummed when councilman Lorenzo Her-get reported on the livestock and pet situation. Permits must be obtained and all livestock reported so the situation does not get out of hand, he said. A strict enforcment of the bylaw, confining dogs to their own property, unless accompanied by owners', will no longer be overlooked. Owners wondered why a license of $5 and $10 must be obtained. Some residents have two to five dogs running at large. Three persons have been bitten recently. Mayor Clifford Hirsche reported a new filter is being in- THE PINCHER CREEK SNOWMOBILE CLUB Presents Snowmobile Racing SUNDAY, MARCH 14 RACING 12 NOON A NON-SANCTIONED EVENT West Of Castle Ranger Station REGISTRATION 9 TO 11 A.M. - ALL CLASSES Trophies In AH Events REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE stalled to the water supply. A meter has been installed where trucks obtain water for rural use. Road conditions have b�x improved by nine blocks' being oiled at a cost of less than $100 a block. The mobile - home site will be improved this spring. Lots 55 by 138 feet can be purchased for $300. Penalties of 6 per cent will be added on unpaid taxes July 1. A part - time summer recreational director as well as volunteer helpers are being sought. Alfred Zaugg reported there are now 2,491 books available in the Stirling library. Secretary Neil Webster reported new village maps have now been made. Twenty - eight ratepayers attended. Hockey, skating backed COALDALE (HNS) - The Lethbridge County southern regional recreation board has been requested to put the wheels in motion for formation of a hockey and skating association. Construction on the Sports-plex is under way. Gerd Voel-ske is construction supervisor. It is the hope of the building and fund-raising committee to have much of the labor done by volunteers. One estimate given was if the labor was all done by volunteers it would cut the cost in half. Max Gibb, southern Alberta area consultant in recreation, was present. He provided constructive suggestions and information during the discussion periods. Cranbrook operations probe CRANBROOK (Special) -Woods, Gordon and Company, Calgary business consultants, whose fall study of city hall operations and recommendations altered city hall procedures extensively in January, has now been commissioned by the city to make a similar study of the city engineering and recreation and parks department operations. Initial report resulted in appointment of former and continuing treasurer, Bland Hoover, as city administrator toward better co-ordination of the tliree departments. Mr. Hoover has also been named city clerk, and appointment of an assistant treasurer is pending. Mr. Hoover's appoinmtent as city clerk becomes effective at noon Friday to succeed the 15 years incumbent, G. M. Robertson, who had been given the opportunity of continuing as assistant city clerk at unchanged salary. City council at its recent regular meeting dealt with subdivision development questions arising with regard to zoning and plans. Plans submitted by Selkirk Planning and Engineering for its proposed residential project near the new eastern boundary were returned for further study with city engineering department for alterations. Full flavour yo u can reall y enjoy .the world's leading international beer THE CARLING BREWERIES (ALBERTA) LIMITED BLN-?BTH24- ;