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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hunters' success declines NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Results from the East Kootenay road checks for the opening weekend of the 1973 big game season have been tabulated. Twenty-two big game animals were checked, in- cluding' nine elk, six white- tailed deer, three black bear, two moose and two mule deer. The number of white-tailed deer checked was lower than in 1972. However, the number of bull elk checked nearly doubled that of last year. The number of big game hunters checked was 419, an increase of 34 per cent over 1972, when 267 hunters were checked for this time period. Althought the total number of animals checked is one greater than in 1972, the results indicate a slight decline in hunter success for elk species, excepting success for elk which increased slightly. Hunter success for ducks was the same as in 1972. 2 2 ducks per hunter, with 84 ducks being bagged by 38 waterfowl hunters. The number of duck hunters in- creased Irom 29 in 1972. The game checks operate on all weekends and holidays during the hunting season, and provide data used in determin- ing trends in hunting activity and hunter success. The checks at Cranbrook and Kimberley have operated on a comparable schedule for 14 years and provide valuable long-term wildlife manage- ment data A rea DA Monday, October 1, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Cranbrook election scheduled Nov. 17 CHAN IJ OK. 13. C i Special) Five positions on city council will be vacant when elections are held here Nov. 17. Mayor M (i Klmkhammer has confirmed he will not seek a third term Two-year Aid Ty Colgar. who resigned his seat on coun- cil, has indciatc'd he may run lor the mayor's office A Id Arthur Draper, member with the longest tenure, will resign when his term expires in December Aldermen Alec Demchuk and Art Beresf'or will each seek further two-year terms Two-year school trustee terms expire for Dorothy Mac-Kay, and Robert Wheeler, both citv trustees, and Ron Brown, rural Regional District of Kast Kootenay board electoral (rural) area directors whose two-year terms expire are EA B LJoyd Sharp of Grasmere. chairman Vincent Downey of extra municipal Cranbrook, and Chris Madson of Radio. KA G. The six municipal board members are named from their own elected city and village councils Voters of their respective electoral areas will cast ballots at their own separate polls. I'pdated Municpal Act changes closed voters lists in late September and now sets Oct 1 for court of revision for those eligible but not listed Citv Clerk Robert Watson Circle of fun Children play during noon hour at the Foremost elementary school. Many rural children, travelling long distances by school buses, stay at school all day. Playground supervision is a must. To be returned to natural Herald- District Town, contents auctioned off grant given for Cranbrook terminal to study at Davis CLARESHOLM (Special I The district agriculturist here. Allen Toly. has gone to Davis. Calif., to resume un- iversitv studies lor his master's degree in the science of agriculture. Accompanying Mr. Toly was Mrs. Toly and their three children. The family will return Dec 15. During Mr. Toly's absence his assistant. Hans Lung, also a district agriculturist, will assume the DA duties. SALMO. B.C. am I bid for this beautiful road the auctioneer in- toned in a hoarse, penetrating voice sold to the man in the red- checked jacket Dump trucks, houses and machine shops all came to the block when the multi-million dollar Cancx Placer Ltd. mine mill and townsite were auc- tioned at this logging and min- i ng community in southeastern British Colum- bia Friday. The mine was started by the federal government in 1944 tor the production of tungsten A switch to lead-zinc ore was made about 1950 and the operation returned to tungsten in 1971. It closed Sept. 1 after the ore bodies became ex- hausted and Canex has relocated its workers in one of three other Canex mines in B.C. To liquidate the site, the Ritchie brothers. John. Dave and Ken. were called in from their Richmond. B.C auc- tioneering headquarters to handle the auction and recover as much as possible on the estimated million worth of items More than persons turned out under sunny skies to be tempted by the Ritchie brothers' smooth sales pitch Commco and other local companies were buying and bidders in the crowd came from as far as Quebec. California and the Yukon to put their money clown on items as diverse as telephone switchboards and fire hydrants. Ken Ritchie and a staff of 20 worked tor more than a month to sort inventory and assem- ble the hundreds ol items to be sold From the back of a pickup truck, the auctioneers broad- casted their rapid-fire offers to serious businessmen and curious onlookers alike. One man. after paying 000 for a rock crusher, said he ha.d the auctioneers beat and that there was almost that amount of money in the crusher's parts alone. By the end of the day. he said he had spent at 'least A recreation centre. 18 two- and three-bedroom houses and doxens ol other buildings went before the gavel. The land is to be returned to its natural state after the auc- tion and a Nelson. B.C.. realtor has been authorized by Canex to sell the 2.000 acres of townsite for about Two men bid for some of the 18 houses at the townsite and ended up with six of them. Asked what thev olanned to do with them, the men said they would probably sell the houses to hippies. The auctioneers began by offering 100.000 feet of overhead transmission lines and sold everything on ground level or that could be dragged out from the 42 underground shafts. Then bidders vied for laboratory equipment and of- fice furniture. Wayne Huff- man, general manager of the Ritchie Brothers auctioneer- ing firm said the situation was similar to moving out of a house after 20 years and being amazed at the amount of ar- ticles that had accumulated over the years. He estimated that sales Fri- day had brought in about with 10 per cent of the goods remaining to be sold today. Sale helps dam project PICTURE BUTTt (Special) A community auction sale will be held by the Picture Butte Fish and Game Association late next month to raise money for the club's Letho Dam project. Bill Vogt led volunteer workers on a labor project at the dam recently. They in- stalled some screens. NATAL, B.C (HNS) A grant of has been awarded for the construction of a new terminal building at Cranbrook Airport Funding is being provided through the 1973-74 and 1974-75 C o m m u n i ty Airports Assistance Program of the Transport Ministry The new terminal will con- tain a ticket counter, baggage handling facilities, cafeteria, concession area and car park. The project, scheduled for completion by the end of 1974. will be conducted in two stages with to be spent this year Cranbrook Airport was opened in 1968 utilizing a tem- porary terminal structure This building is expected to be turned into a maintenance garage The airport is used ex- tensively by Pacific- Western on its route serving Vancouver. Cranbrook. Pen- tic-ton. Calgary and Edmonton and is fully operational year- round Cranbrook is located about 540 miles east of Vancouver and about 50 miles north of the I'.S border In 1972. there was a total of 16.322 aircraft movements at Cranbrook. reports prior to revision listing oI 4721 voters classified as owner electors, tenant-electors and business licence electors Final tally lor 1972 was 4.757. Other changes advance close of nomination for elec- tion to Oct 29 for city council, school trustees and regional district board members Mining equipment expensive B C (HNS) Photographs o! the 200-ton Electra Haul trucks used at the Kaiser Resources Ltd operation at Sparwood are becoming common, but a point of interest often overlooked is the fact that the big trucks are shipped to the Natal CPR station in pieces and must be assembled there before being driven to the job on "the hill In addition to the 200- tonners. the company is p u r c- h a s j n g lour M -1 0 0 tonners. four 5-ton service trucks. 24 half-ton trucks, a Cat scraper, a Cat. two 834 Cat tractors, a 2.000 horse power Toshiba motor and Ihara pump a P H 2100 B electric shovel and a 60R Bucvrus Eric drill New town office plans considered at Coleman The South in short Farmer injured by auger COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman council is studying plans for a new town office and council chambers in a building which would also house the library. Consideration is also being given to expanding the cinder- block structure to accom- modate the Imperial Bank of Commerce which has express- ed interest in a 10-year lease and option on an additional 10- year lease in the complex Preliminary sketches of the project were presented by engineers Underwood. McLellan and Associates Cost was estimated to be in the vicinity of The town plans to apply for a partial forgiveness loan from the Alberta depart- ment of municipal affairs to aid in financing of the building Scholarship presented CLARESHOLM (Special) For Cecil Lane, a farmer about eight miles southwest of Claresholm. the end of harvest was most unpleasant. As Mr. Lane was unloading the last load into a granary on his farm, his right arm caught in the grain auger. He suf- fered a compound fracture and lacerations of the arm. He was taken to Foothills Hospital. Calgary. CARM.ANG.AY (HNS) Linda now studying hor- ticulture at the Olds Agriculture College, recently received the Andrew Haworth Memorial Scholarship. It is awarded annually to the Carmangay high school graduating student achieving the highest academic stan- ding. Also graduating from Vulcan County Central High School were Carmangay students Colleen Hyde and Douglas Kryzanowski. A total of 96 graduates attended the recent ceremony Cranbrook home expands CRANBROOK Now in its 15th year, the Dr F. W. Green Memorial Home at 17th Ave and 4th St. S. is expanding from its existing 31 resident area to a potential 38 more residents A two-floor unit ex- tension northward will add at 17th Ave. ground level four self-contained housekeeping units, while the upper storey, accessible from asphalt park- ing area level, will add 15 private rooms. Expansion at includes in a long term CMHC low interest mortgage and the remainder is a straight provincial grant. Kaiser crew gets award NATAL. BC (HNS) "C" crew at Kaiser Resource's Elkview Preparation Plant, recently was awarded the B.C. Safety Council Bronze Award for having worked 768 man hours without a lost time injury The 24-man crew achieved this during the period from Oct 15. 1972 to April 18. 1973. The crew is still working safely and is looking forward to obtaining the silver award in October of this year General foreman is Peter Smith. Graduates Gathered for recent graduation ceremonies at St. Michael's Roman Catholic School at Pincher Creek are, front row, from left, Marie Therriault, Elizabeth Peters, K. C. Petrone, Anna Bakker and Cathy Gingras. Middle row, Maurice Cyr, Maurice Aubim, Darcy Bruns', Peter Schauerte, Terry Sorge and Frank Provost. Back row, Jack Gladstone, Barry Hochstein, David Tompkins. David Bruder and Peter Haigh. Larry Panic was absent. 4 anniversaries at Havre HOW TO RESTORE THE ORIGINAL FINISH OF OLD FURNITURE WITHOUT STRIPPING CLARESHOLM (Special) Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ely recently accompanied Mrs. Ely's son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rhodes of Champion, to Havre. Mont., to celebrate four wedding anniversaires. Celebrated were the 50th an- niversary of Mrs. Ely's eldest daughter. Mrs. Ernie Frederick of Havre; the 34th anniversary of Mrs. Ely's youngest daughter. Mrs. Russell McLeod of Lomond; the 27th anniversary of her grandson, Fred Frederick of Havre, and the 20th anniver- sary of Mr. and Mrs. Ely, residents of Porcupine Hills Lodge, Claresholm. OTOMFHT TOM CONNORS Mechanics offered Nursing home rugs arrive BRINGS SACK THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE WOOD FINISH The 18th Century Secret is Out! Big news for antique lovers and furniture owners, an old re- fmishmg process is now avail- able for the public's use It melts down the old varnish, shel'ac, or lacquer on furniture restores the original wood color and grain. Lean now how to repair cigar- ette burns, water rings, and scratches on furniture. Drop In now to Ferguson Pslnt end see how easy It is to reflnlsh old furniture the 18th Century wsy. FERGUSON PAINT LTD. 316 7th STREET S. PHONE 328-4595 new course NATAL. B.C. (HNS) Heavy duty mechanics employed by Kaiser Resources Ltd. now have an opportunity to improve their qualifications as a result of co-operation between Canada Manpower. Ray Hughes, director of adult education for Fcrnie School District; and Kaiser Resources Training through Trade Qualification Upgrading courses, will be conducted at Fernie Secondary School each Tuesday and Thursday even- ing from 7 to 9 p.ni. and in the Training Room at Kaiser Resources' offices at Sparwood from 10 to 12 a.m. Wednesdays. Students must attend on their own time. To qualify, prospective students must have at least 8.- 000 proven hours in the trade Those who successfully pass an examination after having taken the course will be issued a certificate of proficiency The examiner will be a department of labor official. Instructor for the courses will be John Pehlke. a heav duty mechanic instruc- tor with KRL. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Rugs for the Crowsnest Pass Senior Citizens Home and Nursing Home have arrived after be- ing delayed by the recent rail strike. Citizens will be admitted to the home within the next two to three weeks. An official opening will be held later. Tot lot equipment okayed COALDALE At a recent meeting of the Coaldale Kinette Club it was decided to purchase playground equipment for the Coaldale Tot Lot. To raise funds for this pro- ject a bingo will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in St. Joseph's School. scholarship awarded WARNER