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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lost hunter used rifle butt for fire BLAIRMORE When a three-man hunting party found hunter Clarence Schmidt this week he was short one elk and the butt of his .303 rifle and in good spirits. was a rough two days out said the 40-year- old Calgary man who was lost for two days in the wooded Livingston Range about 25 miles north of here. got pretty worried at times and I don't mind saying I was He was found at 10 a.m. Monday on a forestry road north of here. don't know what he said in an in- terview from a Blairmore motel bed where he rested before returning to Calgary. walked a couple of miles in off the Kanaskis saw Alternate rat poison successful The Alberta Department of Agriculture's pest control specialists report success with a new in combatting rats. Diaphacinone is being tested as an alternative to which has been used in Alberta for more than 20 says the biologist and pest control' specialist with the department Dale Alsager reports that in the chemical has been tested on two different bait carriers one is the con- coarse rolled-oat bait carrier and the other is a carrier made of grain embedded in a wax brick. Diphacinone has performed as well as Warfarin on both types of bait carrier. is more ex- pensive that but a smaller amount is required to do the he says. of the advantages of Diphacinone over Warfarin is that the rats get a lethal dose the first the chemical may not actually take effect for seven to 10 days after it has been ingested. With it is a case of the chemical gradually building up in the rat's system over a prolonged feeding period The fact that the first feeding of Diphacinone is lethal even though death is avoids the danger of the rats becoming bait says Mr. Alsager The grain and wax bait is mostly used in damp areas because the wax prevents the grain from going moldy and becoming unpalatable. It's main use in Alberta has been in refuse disposal sites along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border where a large number of rats tend to congregate. Alberta is now in its 23rd year of being a rat-free province. Mr. Alsager urges residents along the border to be es- pecially vigilant between now and freeze-up as this is the time of year there is always an increase in the number of rats migrating to Alberta to find winter quarters One pair of rats in one of these locations can produce nearly 500 offspring in a single winter. Boy remains critical FORT MACLEOD Four-year-old Michael Poje of Fort bumed over 40 per cent of his body Oct. 28 in an abandoned car fire is still in critical condition but is likely to a Calgary Foothills Hospital doctor said Tuesday. will probably be all given his the hospital spokesman said Michael was burned at about p.m. in an abapn- doned car in a garage parking lot next to the Poje residence on 23rd St. at Fort Macleod. Four children were playing with matches in the vehicle .when' the interior caught fire. The three other children es- caped injury. a small elk and shot it. I'd dressed it and was walking about 11 a.m. to meet the other three fellows in the par- I realized I had lost my Without food for the two it was all Mr. Schmidt could do to keep he finally early Mon- day morning I just couldn't stay awake any more. dozed off for about three from 3 to 6 a.m. and when I woke up the fire was almost out. it was cold out He said he had walked 15 hours and about 15 miles in zero temperatures before be- ing found. Two RCMP three forestry officers and a 13-man search party from Calgary had been searching for him. got so mad on Sunday about my situation that I burn- ed the butt of my he holding up the remains of the gun which had been cause of the whole I guess. don't think I'd ever want to go through that again. I don't think I'll be doing any hunting for the next Warmly dressed and with six boxes of Mr. Schmidt said he had no trou- ble keeping warm during the two days. problem was I just kept walking around in circles for a long time. I wasn't getting anywhere. Finally I hit the road and everything I saw looked like a truck or a car or a man. It was pretty bad. You keep hoping you did see a truck or something and it wasn't. guess my wife's pretty happy there are five kids at Friends of Mr. Schmidt returned to pick up his elk. wasn't even a big one. It sure wasn't worth all the Blairmore home to open for elderly BLAIRMORE The official open- ing of the Blairmore Senior Citizens' clubroom will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Ernie Fantain. The clubhouse is located in the former Blairmore Com- munity Library Building on the south side of the railway tracks across from -Thomp- son's Store. Open house will be held until 8 p.m. Coffee and refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to attend. The building was turned over to the oldtimers when the library was moved into the new town office building. Joe Bobrosky is president. Tony Patera is vice-president and Mrs. Jenny Regnas is secretary. There are 218 members. Tilley girl in cook-off TILLEY Donna-Lee daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Fabian of will represent southern Alberta in the final cook-off today to decide the Alberta Honey Queen Junior Chef. Miss Fabian will compete in the cook-off to be held during the annual Alberta Beekeepers Convention at Calgary at the Holiday Inn. The convention opens today and continues to Friday. Once again this year she was chosen winner for the southern region. She won the regional competition last year but was unable to attend the finals in Edmonton as she had also won a trip to Ottawa in 4- H and was committed at the time of the cook-off. It is sponsored by the Alberta Beekeepers Association. The Honey Queen or Junior Chef contest is open to all members of a 4-H club or home economics class in the province of Alberta. ETILL SELLING FOR LESS i STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rt Struts. PhMN 327-3024 End of the road This by Helmut 617 31st St. skidded off Highway 5 near Welling recently and dumped its load of hay. Damage was minor and Rudolph was not hurt. Blowing snow apparently con- tributed to the accident. CPR station not surplus TABER The CPR station building here has been denied the Town of Taber for use as a museum facility. Responding to an applica- tion for the Marathon land managers for the railway advised the town that CP Rail has not declared the station Honey bees need more blooming forage Alberta's honey production could be doubled if more suitable forage were says the director of the Alberta Department of Agriculture's plant industry division. Orlan Bratvold reports at current prices the value of the province's honey industry is about million and that there are currently bee colonies in Alberta. commercial produc- tion of he quires an area of forage crops that produce a reasonable amount of bloom from the beginning of May to the end of In most parts of Alberta the sequence of crops required for honey production is and 4-II club gives awards for beef PINCHER CREEK Laurie Glen won the Royal Bank for raising the grand champion at the recent Cowley Timber Trails Multiple and Beef 4-H Club Awards Night here. Miss a member of the Timber Trails also won reserve champion honors in competition with the Pincher Creek 4-H Beef Club and Glenwood 4-H members. She received the beef club first year efficiency award donated by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Heap. Christine Lank came in for her share of awards. In Unit 4. The Neilson Electric Award for first place Higa's Pharmacy Trophy for first place and she is a three-year consecutive ef- ficiency winner in the multi- ple club receiving the Heap Award Christine was also the delegate members chosen to represent them at Olds this year. A but attive the Timber Trails Awards were divided into Units. Unit First place book Cheryl first place sewing Chrissie Verigin. Unit first place book Jame first place sewing Lorna Johnson. Unit first place a Sandra Brockwell and Brenda first place Brends Heather Debbie Delinte. Public speaking members aged Debbie multiple Carolyn mul- tiple Bradley beef Don beef club. Heather senior public went on to place third in the Pincher Creek finals. Presentations were made to members of the Pee-wee Beef Grand champion Charity reserve champion Edwar Charity Pisony and Peter Charity Edward Tommy Bar.. In the regular beef Reserve champion Roy Laurie Laurie Heather Heather Glen. The T. Eaton Company Award to the efficiency winner of the sewing club went to Chiki Simpson. Michael Elton was master Loses starts business Mechanic makes comeback COALHURST Charles is making a strong comeback here after los- ing his job in a sudden layoff at a Lethbridge garage. Mr. Soenen's garage here is doing thank despite all the odds of poor loca- tion miles off the main no Charles Soenen major oil company and no nearby businesses. He bought the business from Otto Loucks the year they built the new highway in 1970. He had to do something fast. just like a it he recalling the fateful day he lost his job. was no warning at all. 'You are the one who is chosen to go.' So he went out to where 25- foot lots sold for in the to get one for that and the pressures of the big city were non-existent. Mr. Soenen tried to buy a 100-foot lot on main finally got located in the middle of a sprawling complete with seagulls and children. took me a while to get says the mechanic. had to borrow money to buy this building. It's not looks better on the in- side than it does on the He set up a system of charge accounts. His steady customers pay him every month. Now he's contemplating a 20 by 50-foot addition fairly soon and another one later. Looking it all seems like a bad dream. were pretty gosh darn I will tell you. It took me six or eight weeks to draw unemployment need a little I he opening the radiator to a shush of escaping steam. knew this was a poor location for highway traffic. Sometimes you if you are it is a funny that is when the work comes in as a Mermaids keep him down SHAUGHNESSY Deep sea diver Eddy Pahl of Toronto says if he ever en- counters a mermaid he won't surface. Visiting relatives Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wade and family Mr. Pahl told about Riding club ends season with banquet BELLEVUE The Turtle Mountain Riding Club wound up its season at a banquet held at the Mapleview Hall at Maple Leaf. It was attended by more than 250 people. Top rider in the senior events was Jack Evans. Intermediate top rider was Dale Linderman. Wesley Fraser scored most points to take the junior title. Receiving trophies and rib- bons in the senior events Jack Doris John Haluck and Marguerite Fraser. Jack Jack Marguerite Fraser and Doris VanLoon. Jack Marguerite Jack Michaels and Barry Fraser. Marguerite Jack Bob LaCroix and Barry Fraser. Intermediate trophy and ribbon winners barrels Dale Henry JoAnn Graf and George VanLoon. Dale Sheila Dixie Trotz and JoAnn Graf. Dale Sheila Henry VanLoon and George VanLoon. Henry Sheila George VanLoon and JoAnn Graf. Junior winners Wesley Robin Pam Tourond and Dallas Fraser. Wesley Dallas Pam Tourond and Tammy Evans. Wesley Dallas Pam Tourond and Rosemary Zur. Dallas Pam Rodney Graf and Wesley Fraser. Presentation of awards was by Carol Haluck and what he sees under the sea. He has been in the navy for 12 stationed at Vic- Halifax and Toronto. He was an instructor but now he is testing diving equipment. Mr. Pahl has dived as deep as 350 feet. He says one of the worst dangers under water is the black killer whale. He has dived on many for sunken to recover drowning victims and even to retrieve expensive fishing gear. Mr. and Mrs. Pahl and children Laurie and Teddy have purchased property at on Vancouver where they plan to live after retirement. He was here to visit his Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pahl of Hanna and Fort Macleod relatives Mr. and Mrs. Ross Wolf and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Pahl. Cranbrook buys hall CRANBROOK City coun- cil has decided to purchase the Masonic Hall for Aid. Ty Colgur said the city should buy the building now because it wouldn't have another chance. The Cranbrook Community Theatre approached Aid. District Welding clinic scheduled TABER Nov. 16 is the deadline set by the Taber District Agriculturist's office for registration for a rural welding clinic. It will be a five-day held to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The date will be set to satisfy those who enroll. Enrolment is limited to 24. Registration fee is 125. The clinic will have two in- structors. Equipment supplied will be 12 electric welders and 12 oxy-acetylene units. Students will provide their own gloves and pliers. UGC meetings at Edmonton TABER Howard E. Francis of Taber is one of 330 delegates attending the 67th annual meeting of United Grain Growers Limited at Ed- monton today and tomorrow. During the farmer-delegates from and the Peace River block in British Columbia will debate some 50 resolutions on farm policy. Submitted by local the resolutions cover such things as marketing non-board feed grain elevator labor problems at terminal elevators and farm unions. Delegates will hear about the operation of the Canadian Wheat Board and the Cana- dian Grain Commission. Mr. Francis represents the UGG local board at Taber. Others from this area are Gerald Knibbs of Grassy Harold Brown of Purple Francis Craddock of Fincastle. and Bruce Martin of Barnwell. Lions Club nets NATAL The Sparwood Lions Club report receipts on behalf of the Cana- dian National Institute for the Blind of more .than The funds were raised by the Lions Club for the CNIB in a blitz undertaken during two recent weekends. The objective was The next fund-raising activi- ty will be an Advertisers Auc- tion Dec. 1 with the funds to be turned over to the playground project. A cheque draw will probably be made Dec. 14 to aid the playground project. The club expects to have a visit by zone chairman Ken Bishio of Winder-mere at its Nov. 27 meeting. Area writer published MILK RIVER recently taken by Fred a free-lance photographer from'San Fran- will accompany The Happy Wanderer Story to be published by Woman's Day magazine of New York. The written by pianist Lena Lyall of Milk tells the experiences of a Milk River group of women who entertain senior citizens in southern Alberta and northern Montana with skits and dances. Preschool open house set COALHURST The Coalhurst preschool program will hold an open house at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Coalhurst Legion Hall. This program is a Preven- tive Social Services project and has been developed with par- strong community ticipation. The Miss Janice members of the local advisory and John Boon of the Barons-Eureka Health Unit will be available to answer questions. Recreation centre named TABER is the name given the former nurses' residence on 50th Ave. in its new function as recrea- tion centre for Taber's senior citizens. Use of the building will commence Dec. 1 with the approval of the Taber General and the Alberta Hospital Services Commission. The name stems from the location of the building on Confederation Park. Crowsnest Pass Bureau Vwnen RMMMt 562-2148 Colgur urging that the cily purchase the building. It will be used for theatrical and cultural activities. Mayor Maurice Klinkhamer expressed reservations about the project. Aid. Art Draper expressed outright dis- approval. Just A nomptote Mtoetton of LEVI'S BELL BOTTOMS Riley McCormick Centra Village Mall Established 1901 PhOM 328-5044' Built by Nu-Mode Homes Ltd. 125 Park Meadows Blvd. Phone 328-8476 Open November 4th Until November 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Dally 2 Bedroom Semi Detached 4 Level Split FULL PRICE Down Payment CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ON ASSISTED HOME OWNERSHIP Nu-Mode U74M7 1277-3rd Avt Realty .S. 32S-S011 ;