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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, November 20, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 2 P grant akes work .ANBROOK (Special) city has received a al Local Initiatives Pro- grant of that will de 231 weeks of work this sr. P provides the wage and the city puts up the trials. nity tree nursery will be sloped near the sewage ms. It will provide trees Wanting in city parks. 3 money will aid develop- of the Joseph Creek park southeast section of the iker Park, a softball ar location, will get a for oldtimers. This will rhere a former swimming has been demolished and 'rounds levelled, mfederation Park, near Elizabeth, is going to be dded. 2 new city reservoir, city p and Westlawn will be fenced. Breed sales draw for South ranching towns Almost has been in- jected into the Southern Alberta ranching community from sale receipts at five breed sales to date at the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. The show and sale, which ends Friday, includes most purebred cattle associations in Canada and has most provinces and some states represented. Maine Anjou cattle sold by Southern Albertans at Regina brought the most money and the highest priced individual. Rod Brewin of Purple Springs received for a heifer and for a bull. Other ranchers in the Main Anjou sale include Rorich Cat- tle Enterprises of Vauxhall, Hummel Farms Ltd. of Milk River, The Morris Palmer Ranch Co. of Pincher Creek. Allan Chambers of Lomond, Grant pinching Fort town budget Pothole coulee An old, wooden trestle bridge forms a backdrop to a Pothole coulee scene about four miles northeast of Magrath. cure attempted Claresholm field .ARESHOLM Four agencies are co dting with a farmer near in an innovative project >mbat a field nearly ruin- alkali salinity. ider the direction of soil alists, a field owned by S. illerud IVa miles east of was turned into a large iwork diagram in the trenching program to n underground water e it can rise to the sur- carrying with it soil which turn earth infer- nk Vander Pluym, soil alist with the Alberta of agriculture in Bridge in charge of salini- ork in the province, said jod Band 3s centre 2e again 'SES LAKE-TheBlood recreation department again clean this com- ity's ill fated youth id sports director Wayne told The Herald the in centre, which fell disuse earlier this year, -ecently been repainted prepared for use when als again broke into the ing and did their own job tainting the inside of the '2 antime, RCMP in 3ton have confirmed that al Moses Lake juveniles ecently pleaded not guil- willful damage charges appear this week in iile court in Lethbridge. Tuesday at the field site an 800 foot long ditch was dug about in the middle of the field in the low spot which will collect water from smaller ditches arranged like branches of a tree on either side. A special ditching unit was used to dig the lateral trenches perpendicular to the main ditch. Six trenches 100 feet apart are located on the west side the main ditch and four trenches 150 feet apart are on the east side. Similar trenches are located on the perimeter of the field to drain water not gathered by.the lateral trenches. The 18 acre field, 12.5 acres severely affected by alkali in 1974, was seeded to grass. Mr. Vander Pluym said it is hoped that any water which escapes the trenches in the field will be used by the grass to prevent the accumulation of salt on the surface of the land. The water will move through the trenches and down the main ditch, across another quarter section of land into a natural drainage system to Two Mile Lake. Other government departments co operating include the Canada depart- ment of agriculture, Alberta department of the environ- ment and the Municipal District of Willow Creek. Theron Sommerfeldt, salini- ty expert at the Lethbridge Research Station, said if this project works, it will provide a boost in the battle to control the spread of alkali across Western Canada. The results of the project will be fully monitored and data will be applied to other research projects now being studied. Crowsnest Pass Bureau HEWS-CIRCUUTION-JOBPfllHTINB VERNON DECOUX. HMMinl Rtp., KEARLS' WESTERN SPORTS AUCTION SALE DISPIRSAL AUCTION SAU OP ALL SPORTING GOODS Location: CARDSTON, Upstairs in KEARLS' WESTERN WEAR, Main Straat THURSDAY. NOVEMBER p.m. JNTING ITEMS: Shotgun shells; rifle shells: rifles, calibres: shotguns; scopes; gun cases; bows id arrows; knives and other hunting items. EQUIPMENT: Snowmobile boots; tennis ra- lets; skates: curling brooms and shoes; hockey reaters and gloves; shoulder pads; knee pads; pucks. ILEIGH PRODUCTS: Shelf brackets and racks; 10 bike; trikes; single speed bike; cash registe.r; teque writer; credit card machine and adding ma- line. iSHING SUPPLIES: Hooks; tackle boxes; nets; and -een thornet Foster; and Berkley rods; plus other 3ms. IISCELLANEOUS: Meat grinders, new; snowshoes; cycle motors; kid's wagon; scord player; tape recorder; winter caps; snowmobile il. new tarp, 2 tents; skillsaws; thermos bottle; 4 bolts upholstery fabrics, upholstery roll piping; plus many ther items. SALE CONDUCTED 3EREZAYS AUCTION SERVICE CARDSTON, ALBERTA AUCTIONEER DEAN BEREZAY CLERK ENOLA BEREZAY I South In short I Trailer park open next month NATAL (HNS) Kaiser Resources' mobile home park for employees will be ready for occupancy Dec. 15, company of- ficials say. Terry Blackburn, Kaiser's property control officer, will supervise all company rental properties. Gerry Durant is the rental properties coordinator and Al Smith is housing co- ordinator. A total of 109 spaces are being made available for mobile homes. There will be 30 spaces for double-wide units. In a recent survey, Kaiser employees said they hope a department store will be developed at Sparwood. A theatre, hotel, supermarket, restaurants and hospital were the next five choices of most-needed facilities. Pension visits planned Five district towns will soon be visited by Canada Pension Plan representatives who will answer questions on the pension, old age security and the guaranteed income supplement. Representatives will also assist those who are qualified or will soon qualify to file applications. A representative will be at the Nanton Town Hall Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, the Claresholm senior citizens' drop-in centre from p.m. to p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to a.m. Friday, and the Fort Macleod Town Hall Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A representative will be at the Blairmore Federal Building from 10 a.m. to p.m. Dec. 5, and the Pincher Creek Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6. Pyjamas donated to hospital ETZIKOM (HNS) Community Club members donated pyjamas to the Calgary Children's Hospital when they met recently at the home of Betty Cooper of Etzikom. Dish towels were presented to the hall board by Rose Burger. Barbara Traxler will host the Dec. 11 meeting. Magazine sales prove record FOREMOST (Special) Magazine sales for fund raising by junior high students union members at Foremost School was the most successful ever, says vice principal Derek McNaney. In the 10 day campaign students sold magazine subscrip- tions totalling in the community and district. The students union receives a percentage of the amount raised to conduct its activities. Top individual sales were tallied by Marilyn Lanz who sold worth of subscriptions. The program is organized by Quality Service Programs Inc., of Montreal. School committee elects FOREMOST (Special) Raymond Clark and Frank Romeike were re elected chairman and deputy chairman of the County of Forty Mile school committee at the November meeting. Two new representatives were sworn in to supplement an otherwise unchanged committee. Reinhold Karl of Foremost replaced Gilmore Mehlen as representative for the Village of Foremost. Dave Robertson is the new school committee representative from Bow Island. Russell H. Scratch of Division 1, Lyle D. Nattrass of Divi- sion 2. William George McFall of Division 3, and Reeve Dan J. Vanden Berg of Foremost also comprise the eight member board. Seven blood donors honored HIGH RIVER (Special) Seven blood donors were honored with a scroll and pins presented here recently by W. K. McGregor Ci the Canadian Red Cross Society. Pete Mandel of Brant received a 35-donation scroll. Twenty donation pins were presented to Barry King and Doreen Needham of High River. Also receiving pins were Mrs. E. M. Deroaldes of Nanton, J. R. Martin of DeWinton, Mrs. V. J. Getten of High River and Mike Walter of Cayley. High River fire chief resigns HIGH RIVER (Special) Council has accepted the resignation of Fire Chief W. W. House, effective Dec. 31. Council has asked the fire department to recommend a new fire chief by Dec. 10. The department has been increased from 22 to 25 men. Members are also serving in the ambulance association and manning the rural fire truck for out of town fires. Wages are now being reviewed by council. Council authoriz- ed the purchase of two Globe self contained air breathing units and two spare tanks The new mitts will shunt earfi Charcoal to play next month PINCHER CREEK (Special) Etch Me Char- coal, the story of a Blood In- dian caught in a personal struggle between traditional Indian spiritual values and western law enforced by the NWMP, will be staged at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Ca- nyon School auditorium. Pincher Creek author Doug Smith wrote the play after a year of researching accounts of the murder of a NWMP sergeant by Charcoal and his death by hanging. The cast includes Henry Hammond, Dr. Antony Irving, Reg Crowshoe, Joyce McDougal, Marilyn Soop, Charlie Weaver, Velma Yellow Horn and Leon Soop. The Fort Museum at Fort Macleod has provided authen- tic uniforms and equipment for the production. Joe Crowshoe of Brocket is the consultant on Indian cultural values in the play. Press run mostly sold PINCHER CREEK (Special) More than 80 per cent of the copy press run of the local historical book, Prairie Grass to Moun- tain Pass has been sold. It was published by the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society. CLARESHOLM (Staff) Town council told Fort Macleod MLA Leighton Buckwell Monday that the provincial grant structure for such growing towns as Claresholm is no better than for towns that are standing still. Coun. Donald Johnstone told the MLA, meeting with coun- cil on an informal basis, that the financial requirements of a growing town are much greater than static towns. Mayor Ernie Patterson said that the provincial govern- ment should consider increas- ed grants to growing towns. Commenting on a change in provincial financing that enables Claresholm to borrow additional funds, Mayor Patterson said "this has not aided the town's capability of repaying the loans." Other councillors made the following points in the discus- sion with Mr. Buckwell: Coun. Joseph Heward said recreation facilities here re- quire immediate upgrading. The present arena is in "very bad shape." Coun. Stan Stoklosa urged the provincial government to further decentralize the civil service and locate offices here. He expressed concern about pollution of Willow Creek and Chain Lakes. He said Claresholm must have more industry. Coun. Harold Seymour said the reduction in the game bird population has had "a drastic economic effect over the last two years" on Claresholm and district. He urged increased effort in hatcheries. He suggested allowances for farmers who are working toward providing natural habitat for birds over the winter. "What is being he asked. Coun. Harold Seymour asked how Highway 2 will be rerouted here. "There are no plans at present for the said the MLA, adding the highway will eventually be relocated here. Mayor Patterson said there is a large amount of tax- exempt property here which burdens the town by requiring services. This is another reason a larger provincial grant is in order, he said. Hike would start Jan. 1 CLARESHOLM (Staff) D. T. Irving and Lawrence Murgatroyd of Calgary Power explained proposed rate increases at a meeting Mon- day night with town council. Calgary Power has applied to the Public Utilities Board for a 17.6 per cent average rate increase. It has been tabl- ed by the board until March, 1975. However, an interim rate increase will become effec- tive Jan. 1, 1975, and will be applicable to December, 1974, consumption. When the rates are con- sidered by the board, the rates will be adjusted accordingly back to Jan. 1, 1975. Council learned Calgary Power rates vary from class to class and also within each class with the smallest rate being for co-operative farms to which Calgary Power supplies power but no dis- tribution. This area will see a 9.1 per cent hike. Wholesale customers, such as Calgary, would receive the highest increase of 19.3 per cent. At Claresholm, residen- tial increases will be 17.48 per cent and the general service, or small business, will be hik- ed 16.3 per cent. J.R.B. Ventures Ltd. of Vaux hall, Morton Ranches o Warner and Bruno Yizek o Orion. In this sale, 108 animal: brought for an average of The highes selling Maine Anjou was sole by Ken Torkelson of Beaubier Sask. for Simmental Breeder. Cardston Ltd. sold the highes priced Simmental from Southern Alberta, receiving for a bull. Other Southern Alberts ranchers represented includ- ed F. R. Smith and Sonr Ranching Ltd. of Mountain View, Harold Watson o Cardston and Berjian Enterprises Ltd. o Claresholm. This sale featured 11 animals for for an average of The highest priced Simmental sold for by W. W. Donaldson 01 Peterborough, Ont. The Purple Springs Cattle Co of Taber sold a Chianiiu bull calf for to top Southern Alberta ranchers in this breed. A purebred Chianina which was born from a transplants fertilized egg brought for Purple Springs Cattle Co. The other Chianina breeder was Beaton Farm and Ranch Ltd. of New Dayton. In the Pinzgauer sale Pinzgauer Breeders Ltd. ol Lethbridge received for a transplant birth anima to top the sale results. Other breeders in the sale from Southern Alberta includ- ed Walter V. Boras of Picture Butte, Barbara Bulva of Iror Springs and D. C Lund of Taber. There were 53 Pinzgauer animals sold for for an average of A half-blood Blonde D'A- quitaine bull brought for Bonber Cattle Co. and J.R.B. Ventures of Coaldale to top Southern Alberta breeder? in this sale. Other breeders from Southern Alberta in this sale included Lome Cochran of Lethbridge, Lloyd Wambeke of High River and Bruno Yizek of Orion There were 65 Blonde D'Aguitaine animals in the sale which brought for an average of The highest price was received by Cliff Smith and Sons of Hazlet, Sask. when two animals brought Other breed sales includec Aberdeen-Angus, brown Swiss, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin and Shorthorn. 50th GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY The children of Mr. Mrs. H. Chris Hansen are holding a reception in the Pioneer Lodge, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 1974, from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate their parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary All friends and relatives are welcome. Gifts gratefully declined. your mends Special Old. Gentle RyeWhisky. ;