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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta "i Recreation meetings planned Thursday, November 4, 1771 THE tETHIRIDGE HERALD S Program issues splits council ZortiUi played for and a pig Anyone for bocci? (HNKi council will he called, prob- COALDALF IIINSI council was "split next Monday. public recreation merlins', middle" at Ihe recent of the proposals suggest- be held in Ihe smiht County al the council meeting was Lethbridgo councillors silting of the 24-inch tile sew- The local recreation a y or A. 11. Avcry's outfall line passing through tee of the llardieville Milliken. Mike lown-owned quarter sec- will conduct a meeting at Wayne Gough north of town which tailed tonight at the for in recent years. The pro- School. Special feature will to council programs in would see the line re- a wcighllifling works department with concrete pipe. bv Gordon Kav of the be acceptable under council also had before b'r i d g c YMCA government's advice from the AllKrta Mu- a.MiuoDtii Finance Corporation At p.m. Friday, a councillors to the limit on current bor- ing will be held in the right Ken has been increased by School for all area Mrs. Helen and per cent, allowing the town The local recreation Turin will propose borrow per capita for a tee will be on other programs, of A( both meetings on the yet took no action on the in general, will be centre and pending determination of Also officials will outline that may also come outlay required to pro- "zero-in" on the fall and the the proposed lalwr-laden programs planned. Suggestions from the public will be two committees will j projects which will receive gen-meet with their proposals, and erous financial grants from advisable, a special meeting federal COmeCl- 1 hntinpes, the By MOLLY I.ATKA Herald News Service passed time between battles throwing rocks at small stone. Bv the middle of the 1 4th SPARWOOD If you should j century bocci was so popular MAMA MIA! THIS BOCCI, SHE'S A-TERRIFIC! Boom- ing the old bocci balls at Sparwood in a quick pick-up game are, from left, Dorino Quarin, Silvio Reghenas, Rino Pan and Ottorini Pan, all former Natoi residents. Other photo: Silvio Gris, Notal resident for 62 years, stands by the deserted bocci court there. Overgrown with weeds, it was the scene of exciting bocci for years. Latka Photos. Several dog poisonings reported in Pincher Creek PINCHER CREEK (Special) I ment will often result in com- During the past week several I recovery. A- lie I Dog mvncrs requested to watch happen to be out in the bush around Sparwood or Natal, maybe way up the Elk Valley, don't be alarmed il you hear shouts of "dacci or the expression used would depend on which part of Italy the speaker came from and the dialect spoken there. The shouts of dacci or dai are a result of the urban renewal scheme at Natal. Not only are homes and business being relo- cated. The ancient game of boc- ci has been relocated. In the good old days Natal had three hotels and Michel had one; each hotel had two bocci courts. This was when the population was about Each court was 75 feet long by about eight feet wide, with low sideboards and end boards. There were also several possible. Should a dog appear to be Persons having information suffering from the consumption i regarding any person or per- of poison it is advisable to take sons responsible for the poison- the animal to a veterinary dm-1 ings are urged to contact the ic immediately. Early treat-1 RCMP at 627-3624. _____ 21 learn safe hunting NATAL (HXS) Frank Mitchell, hunter training co- ordinator for Kparwood. has 21 students enrolled in Ihe current hunter training course at Spar- wood. The course commenced Oct. 5 and will continue until Thurs- day. Then training classes break for a week to allow the students to study for the final examination. A standing of 70 per cent in the final examina- tion is regarded as a pass mark. Graduates receive a certifi- cate, a crest for their jacket. permanent registration in Vic- toria, B.C., and a wallet card. The hunter training course covers a range of topics re- lated to outdoor safely. Effec- tive April 1. 1072. Ihe course will be mandatory for all new hunters in the province. Those instructing in the course: Frank Mitchell. Ron Penner, Mike Pascovich, Hugh i Tennant, Albert Jervis. Bill Savilow. John Beswick. Gill Brust, Robert Aumson, Ken Craig and Les Hammett. Jim Alcock heads club for flyers FORT MACLEOD (Special) Fort Macleod Flying Club was formed recently. j Officers elected are Jim Al- cock. pres id e n t; Dr. John Walker, secretary; and Bob Brown, treasurer. The hope 10 have improvements made to the air- strip and add certain facilities. They are lo meet with R. Lantiga regional supervisor fcr airways, department of trans- port, son. A delegation met with town i council to discuss future plans courts throughout town; these were built by many of the Ital- shouts of dacci or dai, which means "Hit It" meaning the lit- tle yellow hall. Whenever there is a picnic of i any kind miners-church- or fraternal organization sev- eral sets of bolinkas, bocci balls will appear. The bocci games will go on all day, until it is almost too dark to see the balls. Families will get together and go for a ride up the Elk Valley, one of the first things packed into the some sets an from the car after they arc first put in. There doesn't have lo be a reason for a game, just that Charles the fourth, the Holy Roman Emperor, had lo ban it so that his people could concentrate on war. The game survived and spread across Eu- rope, fathering French petan- que and English lawn bowling. The miners in Natal and Mi- chel would play bocci after a hard day's work at the mine. The losers bought beer for the winners. All they needed was a piece of ground to roll their bolinkas on, and their battered tin pail that creaked with the weight of the. eight large balls the "boccis" and one small ball that make up a set. Four of the large balls are reddish brown and the others are dark green. The little ball is the size of a lemon, yellow and smooth, and is called the pallino. Most of (he men just say big j towns, ball and little ball and every- Bocci T believe will live one understands. for a long time. As long as IV As the lowns of Michel, me" and women have their big Natal-Middletown began to de- and little balls and a piece of 1 approved the sale of the town- MD owned Volkswagen bus am- bulance for S610, and accepted an agreement with Taber Irri- 1 gallon District for the supply of irrigation water to the cem- etery and the rodeo grounds for annually, divided equal- ly between the two places. Passords Christmas party Dec. 18 Sawlog scale bocci balls. In fact COLEMAN (CNP Bureau. are never unpacked I The Coleman local of the tm- 'ted Mine Workers of America has announced the annual Christmas party for members enough people to play. They would no more leave the bocci balls home than they would the mustard for their wieners. Bocci is not just a man's game in the area, the women are just as keen as the men. The loss of bocci courts in Michel was due to pollution. suffers drop CRANBROOK The twitchy situation of the "Kootcnay lumber industry suice the American surcharge A buffet lunch is planned. j jmposjtj0n in August may be The 4'S Orchestra has been I reason for the continuing engaged. Chairman of the parly, Pete Meroniuk. has ad- vised that door prizes will be lanv lur ii.ciiiueih VISLU mui uuui jj, ..L.J will' be held in the awarded. Waller Fuchs has and guests Elks Hall Dec. IB. The event will start at 8 p.m. been appointed entertainment chairman. S2 million referendum NATAL (HNS) A special meeting of sclxral trustees for tion of a gymnasium for the drop in Nelson Forest District sawlog scale. The District covers both Koo- tenays. and forest is its princi- pal industry resource with the United States its heaviest mar- ket for years. The BCFS scale for the Koot- enays in October at cubic feet dropped from 14.- cubic feet compared to Ftompnt'irv School previous October. Gap of UlCllel VVii.-> UUU LU JWIJUIIUH. I meCUlJU 01 SUHtUI IIUSICC.-, 1U1 apdIUOUU EvILIIlCIILtll .JVIIUMI, I :oal dust killed them and the Fernie school district was call- addition of a half-size gymna-1 scale for the comparable 10 i Clint SLNUIH U 101.1 H.L I avjviiuu'ii -j, 0. ed to review projects which the sium for Uie Elkford Elemen-1 months widened talng on hoard hooes to include in a tarv School; in modifi- 628.626 cubic feet this he Dec. 11 i cations at the Sparwood Sec- against cubic feet m ian immigrants in the early the vvere bujjt ant) j ground to play on. bocci will 1900's. boCci courts were constructed i not die in the Sparwood area. Many an hour was spent playing bocci behind the old coke ovens in Michel. The object in the game of bocci is to roll the big balls as close as you can to the little ball, and keep your opponents' farther away than yours. Sometimes y o u try lo caress a big ball up against the little ball, sometimes you try to ex- plode an enemy ball out of scor- ing position. winds up inside one of (heir's counts one point, so you can make four points ill one round. Playing four men on a side, a game runs to 16 points and j lakes anywhere from 10 min- utes to an hour. Composition of the big and little balls is secret. George Zoratti, a resident of Natal for 64 years and an ardent player of bocci, says he thinks the balls are made of hard wood and some are made of copper and hard silver. When new the big balls mea- sure four to five inches in dia- meter. The game was young once when Rome fought Carthage hi the Punic Wars, long before the first Pope. Roman soldiers alongside the hotel buildings, I The boys and younger men had their baseball diamonds so the bocci courts were occupied by the older men of the com- munitv. Educationist ondarv School as well as S13.800 The leavv courts were demand that tals and includes Sl.- 746.000 for now buildings and building additions. S17I1.100 for new building sites and for equipment. The program is subject to ap- j proval from Victoria, after con- j i sideration of all the proposed plans of all school districts. NATAL (HNS) Fernie Word from Victoria is expect- hst.s of', A. E. Johnson, super- ed about the end of Ihe month. The proposed referendum to- j j al Ulc Spar- T- C'll IT.) rvm ..nrl nnllirlnc i... wood Secondarv School and 700 for new equipment there. Secretary treasurer E. T. Chambers provided trustees Minor lineally measured prod- ucts also dropped. 51.030 lineal feet of poles and piles against feet in October, 1970 and 299 cords of fence posts corn- in such month in 1970. with a number of projections j pared with J J61 cords for th for school populations in the district until 197S. It was evi- dent from the projections that a considerable amount will have to he spent during the pe- riod to provide the necessary n a m e s were made up and Of elemeiilarv education. Included in the proposal is a classrooms and facilities to draws made for time to play a u game. Usuallv the men would toss a told Fernie trustees recently n e w eight-room elementary' h a n d I e the projected enrol- recommendations submitted by j school for the Elk Valley; addi- i mcnt a committee of principals, dis-1 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blorrmore Phone 562-2149 CARDSTON CONSTITUENCY SOCIAL CREDIT PARTY ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, Nov. 6th p.m. Legion Hall, Raymond iV.LA E. W. (TED) HINiY.AN WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER Public Invited to Attend! Charolais sold CRANBROOK (Special) Total of 446 calves. Charolais and Cbarolais-crosses domina- ting, were sold at the recent Community Auctions Sales Ltd. Cranbrook Sales Point at an average S16I) a head lo total ?72.9M. Average dropped less than two dollars from the previous week sale. Biggest single entry was -II Charolais from Gordon fiarl at Newgate, gelling top prices for both steer and heifer calves. Emil Johnson of Inverincrc was close behind with 33 head. Good Hereford calves were also entered and sold. Price range was to a hundredweight for good steer calves and to ?37.75 for good heifers. coin or throw fingers lor the j trk.( of schools held. The teams of Michel-Na- j were "absolutel- essential tal woulcI challenge teams from js (0 kccp pace witn Korski is Fernie. BeUevue. Coleman and other districts in the quality of NATAL (TINS i Kaiser Re-1 face mine superintendent 4 seek divorces CRANBROOK (Special) Four petitions for divorce, heard in B.C. Supreme Court with County Court Judge Mich- elangelo Provenzano presiding, were granted nisi. They were lo John Charles Loutit from Karen Joan Loutit; to Glen Mellvine Lester from Shirley Doreen Lester; to Ruth Isabella Loutit from Edward Ihe Koolenay Hotel until about when it was stolen and has not been seen since. SlOO AND A IMG- Many bets were wagered on the games: George Zoratti played one game for a bet of! teacher Jibranan be hired. appointing teacher at Sparwood Elemen tarv, I Ridgemont Elementary and! Isabella Elementary schools in Femie and that a'half time clerical aide for each full-time sources Limited lias announced I The position of surface mine j John Loutit; and to Ellis Gor- Uic appointment of .1. D. Kor- superintendent has been filled j don Wheaton from Marion Dor- i petitioner. Emily May formerly sur-! Mine in the U.S. j Smith, was instructed by the i Prior to his job with Kaiser court to resubmit her applica- I at Eagle Mountain. Mr. Volk- tion to petition for divorce from Blairmore A trophy was! cducation 'i-isklar'senerarsuperinlenden, hy Henry Volkman. recently een Whealon. "nn bc I? i of mining here. of. Kaiser's _Eagle Mounlain _ A fifth petiti 5100 and a pig. All the bocci courts are of It asked that an additional staff member for Jaffray Ele- the mentary Junior Secondary tel burned down in 1957: the School be appointed. This per- son's duties would include op- ration of a school library pro- Alexandria Hotel has been de- molished under the urban re- newal scheme. The Kootenay Hotel is still standing, and the bocci courts alongside are overgrown with weeds and littered with gar- bage. This is why you go out. into the bush you .'ire likely to hear gram for South Country schools and a learning assistance pro- Supper set at church Saturday COALDALF, (HNS1 Coaldale Buddhist Church wil j man was formerly employed in a number of mining firms. respondent Hugh Richardson Smith. l education teachers for Perfect hand BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Joe Vasck. a patient in the Crowsnest Pass General llos- pilal, scored a perfect '.MVhand while playing crib against Joe Boigun of Ooleman recently. Mr. Vasek. a crib player for the past 50 years, said Hits was the first 29-hand he has held. He drew three fives and the jack of hearts and, lo his stir- prise, the five of hearts turned up. "Rest medicine I've had lo says Joe. Taber band to perform November 9 TABER (UN'S The W. I Myers High School Symphonic Band will perform for the an- nual convention of Ihe Alberta School Trustees Association Tuesday, Nov. 0. al Calgary. The 100 members will be guests of the ASTA at a ban- quet following the con c e r I. Bandmaster is Milton Iverson. The band has performed for many large audiences during the past six years. It captured the "Best All Around Band1' at the international hand festi- val in Moose Jaw in and 1P70. Lasl year the band made n tour Ihrough Montana. Idaho, Washington and British Colum- bia. The musicians will lie going on another extensive lour next spring. The band played its first for- mal coneerl of the season at Ihe local high school recently. specia teacher for Jaffray. Fernie school trustee Ted Stafford has been elected presi- dent of the East Kootenay branch of the B.C. School Trus- tees' Association and Feniic board secretary E. T. Cham- bers has lieen appointed secre- tary of the East Koolenay As- sociation. will be lurch fur- i WHAT CAN UNI FARM DO FOR YOU? More district on page 22 These Are The Lctlikidgc Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area BLACK IE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK BARONS MRS. JUNE COWIt CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX P.O. Box 143 P.O. Hox 1852 P.O. Box 231 General Delivery Contacl Micsc peopln lor your Dislricl Ncwi or Classified Advortisina The answer depends on the degree of DIRECTION AND SUPPORT offered by Alberta farmers. UNIFARM policy is made hy farmets lor farmers at Locat. District. Regional and Provincial meetings. To assist in development o( policy and implementation ol farmers' wishes Umfarm Is currently seeking the opinion o( every farmer in Alberta, on an individual basis. Umfarm representatives will call on every farmer in tlie province with questionnaires designed to obtain vtswt nn how the organisation may better serve the farm community. Representatives will also be accepting memberships for 1971-72, but whether or no! you join, Unifa'm wants to know your views. (s) TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF FARMING WHEN THE UNIFARM REPRESENTATIVE CALLS. ;