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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta MurdW, It, TMI LfTHMIDOE HEMLO The Herald- District School district surplus for 1973 Battle ground problems of last summer at Whipple ranch have been solved Mrs. Whipple's new well works fine Tap brings water every time now By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CLARESHOLM All's well that ends well. Fort Macleod rancher Jane Whipple, 81, can turn the taps in her kitchen and get water every time now. She has a brand new well built at a cost of by the Alberta department of the environment. And the Willow Creek MD now has its own public well. The North Macleod Water Haulers Association spurred these developments It had to because Mrs. Whipple, on May 4. 1973, denied them access to a flowing well some considerable distance from her house Everyone is happy now. But every drop of water seemed to germinate a new problem on the Golden Valley Ranch, four miles north of Fort Macleod, over the past year It all started back during the Second World War when the department of national defence built a well on Mrs Whipple's stepfather's Golden Valley Ranch. He was the late Jim Ridell McLean. The water was piped to serve an RCAF field at Granum. After the war neighbors and the North Macleod Water Haulers Association continued to fill their tank trucks at the flowing well Then in May, 1973, Mrs Whipple. the widow of the late Russell Whipple who died Nov 30, 1959, decided the water haulers were not going to get another drop of water from her well They figured it was their well. A battle ensued. No trespassing signs were torn down, barricades knocked over and Mrs Whipple, sitting beside a pipe in the well house, had her finger crushed by someone wielding a pair of bolt cutters. Something had to be done. The MD talked of expropriating the well. This didn't seem to be the answer because Mrs. Whipple claimed the water haulers were taking so much water out of the flowing well she couldn't get any water from the well at her house. Grabbing the bucket by the handle, the North Macleod Water Haulers decided to drill a well on private property about 1.500 feet from Mrs Whipple's buildings. (There was also a proposal, never acted upon, to use a road allowance and sink a well right in Mrs. Whipple's In August, 1973, Mrs. Whipple's worst fears materialized. Her well, off in the field, was now being left in peace, but the well at her house was producing empty bubbles for the bathroom. The water haulers' well had lowered the water level in Mrs. Whipple's well by about one foot. Her well, dug in 1912, was not properly constructed and had no cement casing to the surface. The government was called in. The Willow Creek MD and the department of the environment, forming a bucket brigade to get solutions to the scene, decided to build the ranching woman a new well and cap the old one at the house In November, 1973, surveyors established the location. The new well is to serve Mrs. Whipple's house, nephew Albert Kiffiak's house ,and the Whipple barn. The system is to be pressurized. The MD takes over the water haulers' well. It won't be licenced until Mrs. Whipple's water troubles are over. In January, 1974, government hired well drillers started work near Mrs. Whipple's house and capped her other well. The latest development took place at the recent Willow Creek MD meeting. The MD agreed to pay one-third of the total cost of Mrs. Whipple's new well, with the department of the environment picking up the rest of the tab. Ownership of the well at her house is invested in Mrs. Whipple, her heirs and successors. A pipeline installation to the three points of use will be finished before Sept 30, 1974. Terms and conditions on the MD's well are being drafted and.there appears to be an adequate supply of good, pure water for everyone's needs. The public will pay 25 cents for 500 gallons at the MD well, or 50 cents to fill the average gallon tank. It will be metered out by a time clock that operates a pump that pumps 100 gallons a minute. This pump, a three-phase unit, cost the MD (installation and draws water from the 35-foot depth. Some councillors said they might have trouble with the pump sucking sand. But the MD figures its troubles at the Golden Valley Ranch are over. It could sell as much as gallons a day and possibly take in revenue to the tune of or more annually. P1NCHER CREEK (HNS) Pincher Creek school division had a surplus of the 1973 annual statement shows. Unexpected revenues contributed to the surplus. There was a marked increase in enrolment which accounted for of which was paid (for the Peigan Indian Reserve) by the federal government. The sale of capital assets, two teacherages and a house trailer and other revenue accounted for Interest earned and an agreement with the Pincher Creek Huttertte Colony also contributed to the surplus. The total expenditure for 1973 was less than estimated in the budget. Enrolment in all schools in the school division was with 77 full-time and three part-time teachers. The average training for the teachers was 3.95 years and 50 per cent had 10 or more years of experience. It was felt that the three- week teacher strike hadn't caused the students to suffer any long-term results. The new settlement provided for an increase of nine per cent in the salary grid There has been a very positive response to the community school. Registrations have been both from the Peigan reserve and from Pincher Creek and area. Two special funds have been activated by the department of education: The Educational Opportunities Fund offered per elementary student for two projects: the multi-age classes with a dual intake; and an environmental study involving an enclosed plot of land and a study camp. The learning disabilities fund offered per elementary student for provision of special services. The funding enabled the division to maintain assistance in reading and to undertake diagnosis of students having difficulties'. The school division has Wo time for substitute PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) After 44 years as a full-time teacher, Dorothy Dalgliesh just doesn't have the time to substitute teach. During her tenure in the classroom she introduced more than children to the basic skills of education in varying degrees. She taught in several centres in Southern Alberta, including Iron Springs, and Picture Butte, where she had a school named after her. She has helped to ease the transition from a home to a classroom atmosphere for many children. She excelled as a primary teacher, and each child was a special individual in whom she instilled a set of values which would endure a lifetime. Along with teaching the fundamentals she tapped the esthetic potential of each, helping them to develop self confidence, security, and respect for others. Her daily duties, however, did not start and end in the classroom. They started when she left with a school van to pick up the children in the morning and finished when she delivered them back home safely again at the end of the school day. Several summers she took a school bus full of children to Kootenay, B.C. to attend the Japanese Mission Camp. During'the last few years she has taken a group of 12 to camp at Canmore, and taught the nursery class there. Twice a month she takes a group of ladies to Lethbridge where they attend a luncheon or dinner meeting of the Stonecroft Christian Business Women's firpup. Tuesday mornings, she is hostess to the Friendly Bible Coffee Hoar, a group of ladies using- the Stonecroft principles. One day a week is devoted to the preparation of crafts and handwork for preschoolers who are enrolled in a special Sunday school class. you have problem water. HARDNESS SEDIMENT IRON ACIDITY TASTE ODOR You need Culligan Water uL V The most complete line of water conditioning equipment for rental or purchase! CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING (LEiKMMELTD.) MMi. air. PhMt3n-7K7 ANDY HOLMES, Manoatr 'Pass music festival results BLA1RMORE (CNP Bureau) Competition in recent classes at the Crowsnest Pass Music Festival was very keen and adjudicator Edward Brown complimented many young contestants. The Canyon School from Pincher Creek received a mark of 84 in operetta excerpts grades 4 to 6. In the choir boys solo, Grant Dyck of Pincher Creek received a mark of 86 Other marks were as follows. CMS vocal soto Grade 6. Kelly Killoran. Pincher Creek. 84. Gillian Heaton. Pincher Creek. 82. Jane' Vogelaar. and Shannon Watson of Pincher Creek. 81 each, tied for third 15 years Karen Dobek. Blairmore. 85 H to 16 years Barbara Dennis, Londbreck, 85 Boys Vocal Solo Grade 6 Rodnev Kettles. Pincher. 86. Leslie Dyck and Brace Elliott Piocber. 89 marks each, tied for NOTICE The Electrolysis Epilition Clinic WtstmLti1. IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL This is one of the largest clinics in western Canada antJ features the latest SS-69 instantron epilator exclusively. For Consultation Without OMffaflon call In at 212 PROFESSIONAL 8LDO. 740 4th Avonuo South OR PHONE FOR APPOINTMENT 328-4SOO Barbara J. Barton HEAD OFFICE CALG ARY Grade? Lloyd Dick. Pincher Creek. 83 Vocal Duet 12 years and under Leslie and Lloyd Dvck. Pincher. 85. Girls Folk Song Solo 14 years and under Barbara Dennis. Lundbreck. 87. Bridget Dunn, Blairmore. 82 12 years and under Michelle Dobek. Blairmore. 86 Jod> Hutchinson of Spar wood received 84 in Alto Saxophone solo B and Margaret Fay Edl or Frank received a mark of 82 in a French Horn solo-C Violta Solo Under I year study Ellen Jane Morns. Blairmore. 84. Pilar Martinez. Coleman and Bradley Virtue of Blairmore. 81 marks each, tied for second Under two years study Marilyn Phans, Lundbreck. 83. Roxanne Van Wyk. Bellevue 81. Bonnie Park. Coleman. 79 Under three years study. Marine Ferguson. Pincher. 81 10 years and under Dean Virtue. Blairmore. 84 11 years and under Valane lonsburv. Blairmore, 83 Concert Band Gr III Crowsnest High School Concert Band contorted bj Arland Mangold 86 and 85 .tarior Cfcotr 13 rears and under BUnrmore Ju- nior "Cbonster directed b> Inger Randies 86 and 85 Santa Open Karen Pozn. Bdk-vue. Coleman. 85. Karen Dobek. Blairmore and Dianne Wells. Blairmore. received marks of 82. tied for third place 13 years and under Bonnie Park. Coleman. 85. Lori Koinberg. Blairmore 84. Jackie Northey. Sparwood. 83 14 years and under Barbara Dennis. Lundbreck, 85: Tony Fumagalli. Bellevue. 84. Judy Phans. Lundbreck. 83. 16 years and under. Karen font. Bellevue. 87: Laune Fumagalli and Wayman Man. Bellevue 86 marks each, tied for second: Brenda Phans. Lundbreck. 83 Girls Vocal Solo 13 years Jackie Northey. Sparwood. 85 10 to 13 years Jackie Northey, Sparwood. 82 PiaM Accordion Solo 10 years and under- Ronda Provost. Pincher Creek. 80 12 years and under. Julie Fitz- patrick. Pincher. 78. Ptoctmn Gritar Solo Brett Wnlh. Pincher Creek. 76 Piano Soto Mozart Sonata open Brenda Phsns. Lundbreck. 82. Wayman Mah. Bellevue. 81. FolkSong Chora Grade 4 Horace Allen School room 2. 81 room 1. 80. Grade 6 Horace Allen School room B. 83 Crowsnest Piss Bureau NEWS-aiRIIATHHI-JNrlMniM Modem Idiom Karen Dobek. Biairtnore. S5. Barbara Dennis. Ltmdbrodk 93 Senior Lanne Fumagatti. BeHcvae. 84 Trontprt solp-B Walter Gail Hillcrest. SI and Douglas Komberg, BJairrowe, 80 Vlrtto nt Raw Sonta Larone Fwnagalli and Debra Fantin, Bbrnnwe. SI naan Concert Recital Laurie Fsmagaih. BeUevte, received marks of 88. 86 and SI for an average d 85, Brenda Pbans of tmdtnvck received marks of 84, 81 and 80 Jw an average of 82 ay 9 years and under Marc Pitt. BJairmcrc Connie Goodwin. Blairmore 83 Martinez, Coleman 82 12 year; and under Karon Vare. BUrirmow Brewl Bakg IB 14 and under Bach Lon Kombere, Btorrmore S7. Attention Cattlemen In Soitrrtm Albfrti "LOW COST GRAIN for ECONOMICAL GAIN" DMsbw .Phis Six packing plants within 40 mHos On tho spot mllllno, ana tnliiino, of fooos and formulas 'In the heart of a Mixed Farming We have room for approximately 900 head CONTACT DIDSBURY FEEDERS LTD. BOX 1040 DIDSBURY, ALBERTA, TOM OWO w.jMgat) turner Phono ns-jm, OMnbaty ARNCT FAICOHCR flmm endorsed the programs under the Early Childhood Services program. Pincher Creek has two such programs, Headstart and Kindergarten. The financial picture for the division has improved tremendously from the past year, but it should not lead to complacency Fence planned to keep ears off airport runway TABER (HNS) -Reporting to the regular meeting of the executive of the Taber Chamber of Commerce, Morris Thompson advised that the airport committee plans to erect a fence to keep automobiles off the runway. Mr. Thompson is a member of the airport development committee. Mr. Thompson also said the recently-formed Taber Local Development Company likely will finance the proposed new building scheduled for the airport. He also advised that a "fixed base operator has been thinking seriously of locating at the airport." The operator would be responsible for maintenance of planes as well as providing fuel for aircraft that land at Taber. The ministry of transport has been approached with regard to lights for the runway. These would be controlled by a solar cell that would turn them on in the evenings and off at dawn. An estimate of expenses for immediate projects includes 15.000 for electrical power installations, for natural gas and for painting needed stripes on the landing strip, Mr. Thompson also noted that the annual repainting of Disabled band wins trophy A five-piece band from the Lethbridge Handicapped Society won third place Feb. 22 and 23 at the Royal Hotel Talent Show in Taber. The Happy Handicappers, two of whom are blind, are all employed at the Lethbridge Rehabilitation Workshop. Band members are Lawrence Posterski, piano, Stephen Kallas. harmonica, Lynden Jardine, accordion, Tim Wiersma, bongo drums and Jack Scott, vocalist. Five groups competed in the show. the strip lines will cost about He said the airport committee has approached both the town and the Taber MD for financial support Travel centre contract let MILK RIVER (HNS) Public Works Minister W. 0. Backus has awarded a contract to construct a travel information centre here Nodwell Brothers Ltd of Calgary will build the information centre. COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 32i-7777 AMTAINEITS INSURANCE COMPANY only CMMdiMi Company provioHiQ MrtBniooito MM fire MduwMly to WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 Day March 21st 516 3rd AVENUE SOUTH (McxtOocrtoM Report your news fo The Uthbridge Herald tttrtspMMt to Yow Am ORASSYLAKE MRS MARVTURNBUU. IRON SWINGS MRS E G SORGARD LOMOND MRS LEONARD CHASE MAOMATH MRS DOUG MARKER MKHCINEHAT MEOCME HAT NEWS BHLK RIVER GLENN LEE Contact flNMI 655-2332 738-M80 792-3864 527-1101 W7-353S w ;