Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 19

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 26

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Taken in the high country Elton Sorgard of and Norman Howg of Enchant bagged these trophy rams in the Pincher Creek area. The magnificent Rocky Mountain Sheep draw big game hunters to the high country. Fire equipment talks ignite near Foremost FOREMOST Firefighting equipment in County of Forty-Mile rural areas is virtually non- the county council learned Friday. And some ratepayers are getting about it. Coun. Ed Torsher said he went to a fire at Clarence Thurston's about eight miles south -of Bow recently. I got there I was really taken to task by several very vocal said Coun. Torsher. that north county they're really concerned about our While a country spray truck can save buildings in a its use is being taken for -granted and. it's hot always he said. He wants to upgrade equip-- ment and garage facilities in Bow Manyberries and possibly other centres the sprawling much of which is very sparsely populated. INDIFFERENCE Ratepayers showed a general indifference to rural fire protection matters when surveyed last summer. Coun. Torsher asked his fellow councillors if another survey is in or is it time to take some He said there were two fires in the Bow Island area this fall and the time the firefighting unit gets out what can you The spray truck saved one building was damaged but it didn't we had proper firefighting we could do even New councillor Marg Dragland of the Conquerville area said a second survey is not needed. lot of decisions have been made in this county without going to the taxpayer why she said. Deputy reeve Frank Romeike think we consult the people more than you realize Coun. Russell Scratch urged cost estimates on equipment be obtained. not think of it as a necessary expense and just get some The councillors tossed TAKE A GENTLE LAXATIVE From the makers Of TUMS Take gentle-acting M Nature's Nl is an all-vegetable laxative. For over 70 has been giving folks effective relief overnight. M ton'gM... tomorrow tfOWUR-CHOCOMH COAJIO-MIHIOn arguments back and forth on 'the need for glistening new fire engines versus makeshift equipment that costs a lot less. Municipal chairman W. K. Coun. Dragland and W. George McFall seemed to favor smaller units and lots of spotted throughout the rural areas with rosters of volunteers standing by. Coun. McFall said he has a 250-galIon tank on a with a pump that delivers 60 pounds of pressure on a gar- den hose can put out a fire just fast as you can he said. will bet you can put out a four mile fire front with that-250-galion Coun. Babe think we could get along with tank and spray Secretary treasurer Roy Wallman said fire engines in towns cannot always be used for rural fires because it would hike insurance rates in town He said the rates were based on the immediate availability of the equipment. Mr. Wallman said he would contact the fire com- 'missioner's office and get his recommendation on equip- ment. Coun. Babe volunteered the services of the county public. works committee to probe fire protection questions and come up with some answers. Village fire rig can halt blaze FOREMOST Foremost Fire Chief George Rarick says Foremost is reasonably well-equipped to handle any fire emergencies that take place within the village. Fire has plagued Foremost throughout history. Two ma- jor fires threatened to totally destroy the business com- munity in 1916 and and numerous other fires of significant numbering more than a have wrecked havoc from time to time. The last major fire was on Dec. when one of the elevators on Railway Ave. was totally destroyed. On this firefighters manned the pumps day and night until all danger to the community had passed. Volunteer fjrefighting forces have been set up and reorganized at various times in Foremost's -history. The board of trade was active in this and was responsi- ble for appointing the fire chief and the volunteer fire brigade Foremost was incorporated as a village in 1951. Since that the respon- sibility for fire fighting within Foremost has been the responsibility of the village both to obtain the necessary personnel and to finance the essential equipment. At present the volunteer fire brigade numbers about a dozen men in a community of GOO people. Fire Chief Rarick says this is but 'his predecessor Les Walsh thinks that the brigade is a little un- derstaffed. No one would complain about having a few extra volunteers who would leam the ropes and be prepared to take their place in an emergency situation. The present fire truck was purchased new in 1965. Thanks to more adequate preparation and apart from the 1969 Foremost has not seen too much severe fire damage since that and the on hand has been adequate. Grass the occasional garbage barrel out of and a few minor house fires have constituted most of the brigade's work. One additional stand-by pump is also owned and main- tained by the village of though it usually sees only rural duty. The problem of rural fires in the area around Foremost is more though there is little-or nothing the Foremost volunteers can do about ifc A number .of fires and ex- plosions have occurred in re- cent but often by the time the Foremost fire brigade is it is too late to travel the distance re- quired to some remote area and still be in time to be of use. There no remedy for such a situation. The-firefighting equipment is housed in a new fire hall off Centre St. and ad- joining the village office. The equipment is tested and main- tained and volunteer fire fighters un- dergo frequent refresher courses to keep them in trim. Replacement such as is purchased by the village whenever it is deemed necessary. The sound of the fire which is tested daily at summons men from all cor- ners of the village at a moment's PENSION SESSION CAREER IN THE BEAUTIFUL CROWSNEST PASS Village of Bellevue invites applications for the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Applicants please state qualifi- marital status and salary expected. Deadline for December 1973. Housing available for small family. Applications should be addressed VILLAGE OF BELLEVUE Boi Alberta Mark AppHcrtloir The manager of the Lethbridge district office of the Canada Pension J. C. advises residents of the Taber area that Ron Viney will be in attendance at Taber ad- ministration Nov. from 1-4 p.m. Anyone wishing to take ad- vantage of. this service is in- vited to do so. Mr. Viney will answer queries on the Canada Pension the old age security and the guaranteed income supplement. -The Herald nuvvmiwr 1873 THB LETHBRIPQf HERALD District School budget seeks increase B.C. Cranbrook School Board provisional budget for as required by the department of education is 18.15 per cent higher than the current year's budget. Provisional budgets for cities and school districts basically outline all possible with board par- ing work of the least essential items carried out through January and February. School enrolment for fall term at is up from the previous fall's which has required eight additional teachers. Board-teacher 1974 13.5 per cent asked and 8.5 per cent is now at arbitration stage with final ruling required by Dec. 31. Gordon Terrace School on the South Hill is now occupy- ing its expansion from four to 10 classrooms for 316 ranging from kindergarten through Grade 6. Bruce Williams is the principal. Mount Baker Senior Secon- dary addition of a vocational wing and equipment is also operating. Major cost of this .was paid by the federal government. Railway buff visits engineers B.C. East Kootenay Association of Professional Engineers has accepted the proposal by Kootenay Association that they co-host the 1976 annual provincial meeting of Professional Engineers. At its own annual the association named W. K. Gowans of Kimberley chair- Eric MacKinnon of Cranbrook Brian Buckley of Kimberley and directors D. J. M. B. H. Cranbrook and Art Elkford. East Kootenay Association scholarships of were won by James and Dan Kimberley. Professional Engineering registration certificates were presented to John Coates and Robert both of Kimberley. The meeting followed a dinner session here at the Coach House. Guest speaker was Robert E. representing a Vancouver consulting firm. A dedicated railway Mr. Swanson engineered the transfer of the Shay locomotive to Fort Steele. The Sounds of the Century was Mr. Swanson's accompanied by tape recor- dings of steamboat and mill whistle operations. Noble School boosting arts IMOBLEFORD The Alberta department of educa- tion has approved a sum of 00 for Noble Central School. The funds were made available through the Educational Opportunities Fund at per student and Grades 4 to 6 will participate over a three year period. The project is designed for the development of skills and appreciation of the fine arts. The staff contend that Noble like many other places too much emphasis on academics and while the fine arts are neglected. Through this proposed the staff hopes this situation will be altered. The program will include field trips to the University of Lethbridge drama and music departments. The Allied Arts Council will offer a wide variety of interests. The children will take in the Christmas a symphony a the youth theatre and the spring operetta by Anne Campbell. They will also observe the making of ceramics and weaving. The students will be bussed to Lethbridge Communi- ty College for instruction in with oils and charcoal by instructors Hogenson and Barlett. For the Grade 6 the highlight of the program will be an overnight trip to see the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Nutcracker at the Calgary Jubilee Auditorium. The Japanese the spring ice show and the international custom display at the university are also scheduled. The school will also have at its both specialist personnel and materials from the University of Allied Arts Lethbridge Community Lethbridge School District No. 51 and outside specialists and performing groups of the Alberta Department of Youth and Recreation. Since the the program is on it will be difficult to measure the success of the project objectively. Part of the evaluation will be determined by parental and community reaction to the program. The increased use of materials from resource centres and improved quality of instruction at Noble Central would also be a measure of success. Table guest Shawn Hollingsworth is a head table guest at the recent 4-H awards presentations at Fore- most. Little Shawn has the distinction of being the first head table guest to sit right on the table. Nearby are grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fore- most Pronghorn 4-H Beef Club boosters. Hutterites plan two colonies FOREMOST The County of Forty Mile school committee met recent- ly with representatives of two new Hutterite colonies which are now being established within the county While officials declined to discuss the exact nature of the it was made clear that the school com- mittee will do everything in its power to provide the best possible education for the Hutterite children. Means of implementing this objective were discussed with Hutterian representatives. The visitors left the meeting with several proposals for further consideration by their group. No future date was set to resume discussions but further meetings will be re- quired between the two groups to establish a working arrangement that meets the Hutterian beliefs and the department of education regulations. At present there are two Hutterite colonies in the Coun- ty of Forty one at Win- in the and the Rosedale Colony near Etzikom. The Ponderosa Hutterite Colony is to be established south of the village of Burdett. Most of the newcomers will be from the New Elm Colony near Magrath. The second will be known as the Plainview colony and will locate south and west of Foremost. They will consist of members of the OK Colony located in the County of Wamer. Roping club champions Pictured above are the champions -of the Southern Alberta Roping and Riding Club. From the left are Wayne Buddy Van Pat Bill Cardston and Philip Van Taber. In front are Kirk Jurgens of Skiff and Dianne also of Skiff. The newly crowned champions received their trophies at the club's year-end banquet held at Taber's Community Centre. Claresholm pair salute 65 years CLARESHOLM For the first time in over 30 years all the 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Thompson of Claresholm were together when the parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniver- sary in Deadwood hall in the Peace River District. When the children were small the Thompsons moved to the Peace River district. Six of the children settled in the area and it was decided to hold the celebration there. Living with the parents is a and another works in Claresholm. Going to Deadwood Mr. and Mrs. Lars Thompson and Alf and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson and Ross stopped in Calgary for a Mrs. Gordon Bratz. Then at Red Deer they were joined by another son-in-law and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Judson. Joining them at Deadwood were the other six High Mrs. Lena John- Mrs. Lena Mrs. Clara Mrs. Thelma Deadwood. Mr. Thompson is Mrs. Thompson 85 Both are well. About 100 sat down to dinner Semester holiday approved FOREMOST The County of Forty Mile school committee recently approved a semester break for students in Grades 10 to 12 in county which will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1974. x Approval was also given for the three days prior to the from Jan. 28 to to be used for examinations on the first semester's work for the same students. The resignation of Mrs. May a part-time teacher at Conquerville was accepted -with regret. Mrs. Enslem will be replaced by teacher Kay Stromsmoe of Etzikom. A letter from teacher Fred Mathieson of Foremost School regarding the county's recent purchase of video taping equipment was also welcomed by the committee. .In thanking the committee for providing most valuable learning Mr. Mathieson gave some indication to the members of the possible uses of the equipment in the classroom. He had undertaken a language arts project with a class of Grade 7 students who each gave a one-minute sales talk. The later playback using techniques of stopping the film at any given moment enabled the students see themselves as others see The students felt that the experience was a most worthwhile one in self- evaluation. in the Deadwood Hall Nov. 17 A four-tiered anniversarj cake had been made am decorated by one of the Mrs. Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. Thompsor have 42 great grandchildren and one great grandchild. A five-generation picture was taken at the party. Members of the musical family played for dancing after the dinner. Cranbrook sales pass .5 M mark B.C. Community Auction Sales Ltd. passed the million mark for the first at its Wednesday sale. Manager Bill Bradford reports sale of 407 mixed cattle at to br- ing the 1973 totals to head at Growers appeared satisfied with prices and most of the animals went to southern Alberta feed lots. Good bulls got 34 to plain bulls 30 to good cows 28 to medium cows 22 to 28 and canners 18 to 22. Good steer calves 375 to 500 pounds topped prices at 56 to and good heifer calves got 46 to good steers 650 to 800 pounds sold at 42 to and good heifers 38 to 42.75. The schedule lists only one more 1973 sale to clean things Dec. but if there is any market or price justification are possible. Ex- periencing by far its best year on the co-operative is affiliated with the Alberta organization. Any year-end surplus goes into improving the auction corrals and yards. WYANT CO. APPOINTMENT JACK RICE Mr. Don western manager of Wyant and Company Ltd. takes .pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. Jack Rice as sanitation consultant for Southern Alberta and British Col- umbia. Mr. Rice brings to Wyant and Company many years of experience in the sanitation field. Anyone who to contact Mr. Rice may do so through his Lethbridge number or through the Calgary office at 269-5386. Henker Farm Equipment Ltd. PIMM 235-3110-Clwwholm Specials TRACTORS ............................tttOO. TRUCKS end CARS 70-I.H.C. Vtton4x4 .......................ItOOO. 70-I.H.C. ft-Chev. 4 door U-Chev. 4 door MISC. EQUIPMENT 33 H. grain euger with IS ft. M.F. chisel plow Bowser gMONnepump-tate model ;