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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, Octobtr 1, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Nursing students Daren't employees' CRANBROOK (Special) A three man B.C. Labor Relations Board panel has rul- ed unanimously that Selkirk College students studying a course in licensed practical nursing at the Cranbrook hospital are "students and not hospital employees." Dr. Bruce Fraser of the college, Peggy Enser of Trail and Beryl Wilson of Cranbrook, both licensed practical nursing course supervisors, and Cranbrook hospital administrator L. D. Swenerton opposed Hospital Employees Union bargaining rights for students in their hospital floor work. Students supported this stand on the grounds their floor supervisor was under the authority of the instructor. The union argued that while on floor work, students' work should be paid for at the hour- ly rate under the hospital un- ion contract. The hearing was held at Vancouver last July. The rul- ing was issued here recently. South In short Vulcan school office filled CHAMPION (Staff) Murray Olheiser of Champion filed nomination papers Thursday and was elected by acclamation as the Champion representative on the County of Vulcan school committee. Long service honored SPARWOOD (HNS) John Harvie and Robert McPhail received 15-year service awards and Howard Cadhina was honored for 10 years of service by Kaiser Resources Ltd. at a banquet attended by 400 employees at the Sparwood Recreation Complex. Hangar project underway TABER (HNS) Progress was reported at week end on the construction of a steel hangar building 50 feet square for W. T. Aviation Services Ltd. of Taber. The structure is being raised by Southern Alberta Co-op. Association of Taber. Ministry of Transport personnel from Edmonton made an inspection of the airport Friday when arrangements were made for the licensing of the airport and subsequent consideration of an application for runway lighting to allow day-night operation of the landing strip. ML A Speaker visits VULCAN Bow Constituency MLA Ray- mond A. Speaker has scheduled a number of constituency visits prior to the fall session of the legislature. He will meet with constituents from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Vulcan County office. Oct. 9 he will be at Ensign at a.m.; at Brant at 11 and at Blackie at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 he will be at Milo at 10 a.m. and at Lomond at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 he will be at Carmangay at 10 a.m. and at Barons at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 Mr. Speaker will visit Turin at 10 a.m. and Iron Springs at 2 p.m. Oct. '.3 he will visit Hays at 10 a.m. and Vaux- hall at 2 p.m. Dance set Wednesday FORT MACLEOD The Midnight Squares square dance club will hold its regular dance at p.m. Wednesday in the Fort Macleod elementary school. A round dance practice will be held at 8 p.m. Water sports area effort shows results A. i i. Grand champion Percheron Gordon Young of Cayley shows South Valley Lady Grey, three times grand champion mare at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer FOREMOST (Staff) County of Forty Mile coun- cillor Marg Dragland is getting some results, and bumping into a few obstacles, in her drive for more recrea- tion areas for county residents. Coun. Dragland says people in the sprawling county can't all afford to go to Waterton Lakes National Park for their boating and outdoor recrea- tion fun. Her plan is to turn a dried up reservoir, Granlea Dam, into a summer picnic, boating, water skiing spot. To do this, she needs water, millions of gallons of water. An impossible project? Not if you have the persistence of Coun. Dragland. She has pounded the council table for 12 months and now she is pounding on the doors of the St. Mary River Irrigation District and the Alberta department of the en- vironment. :J. W. Thiessen of Lethbridge, irrigation district manager, says the project has his department's blessing. It would supply the water during May and then, after the peak irrigation period, again in September and October. "We certainly do not have any says Mr. Thiessen. "We have given our tentative blessing on it already." The irrigation dis- trict board and the county council have met and discuss- ed the project. Herald" District Don't count Old Dobbin out yet Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, RMhtont By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor CAYLEY Gordon Young of Cayley has about worth of heavy horses on his farm here. He has 12 Percherons. They may be worth more than that. Horse breeders come from all over North America to see his purebreds. They offer fan- tastic sums for the massive beasts. In June, 1973, when Statistics Canada stopped keeping track of the number of horses in this country, there were only of them. Most of those were saddle horses or other light breeds. That's why Mr. Young's Percherons are so valuable. There just aren't enough good heavy horses in Canada to meet the demand. Heavy horses are a big draw at shows and fairs and for advertising. This has pushed up the prices a good Clydesdale or 2x6 ROUGH 1st GRADE SPRUCE 16 ft Lin. Ft Attention! FARMERS AND RANCHERS 2x10 KILN DRIED SPRUCE Random Utility Grade. 140 perM. Belgian gelding ready to show would self for about these days. A team of ordinary draft horses would cost Heavy horses are making a dramatic comeback. "We are trying to get a heavy horse class at the Lethbridge says Mr. Young, breeder of purebred horses for'42 years. "They're very much in de- mand right he says. But offsetting current high prices are costs of harness to for a set and about 000 to feed a team for a year. He came to Cayley', eight miles north of Nanton, from Saskatchewan 12 years ago and is now known throughout the South for his stable of one ton beauties, symbolic of the big Dobbins and Nellies who .broke the sod on Canadian farmland. "I showed at Prince Albert for 50 consecutive years without a he says. He also raises some fine shorthorn cattle. Mr. Young relates how he saw an 18 year old mare sell for at a fair this summer. "I would hate to pay that kind of money for an older he says. There is no work for the slow plodding giants of the horse world. Well, not really. Sometimes a rancher may hitch a team to a sled and pull a load of hay out to his cattle. Or six big, beautiful Clydes, white stockings flashing, may get to pull a brewery wagon. But most of the time they loaf and eat and roll over to scratch their enormous backs. There were two million horses in Canada in 1906. Many of them were heavy draft horses which farmers hitched into teams'to plow, cultivate, sow and harvest their fields. Then came the tractor and mechanization and the Mauds and Lils were put out to pasture. Now people who have money and love horses are bringing them back. Even with fuel costs going up, it would be premature to say draft horses are returning to the farm in large numbers. But they sure are coming back at the fairs. The Brandon fair goers viewed nine six horse teams last summer. There were five six horse teams at Calgary. Lethbridge parade goers cheered a six horse team that pulled a brewery wagon. "You don't have to worry about Percherons not starting on a cold says Mr. Young. The brewing industry was one of the first to rediscover the heavy horse. Breweries have traditionally used draft teams. Originally, the horses had great utility in the trade, hauling wagons of beer barrels between the factory and retail outlets. One American company used teams of horses as a promotion for years and then discontinued the practice about 10 years ago. When their beer sales slumped, they brought the horses back. Now they have three eight horse hitches criss crossing the country to attend shows and parades. "A good show team has snappy footwork that will really please a crowd." He says the Saskatoon fair had six six horse teams on display this year. Mr. Young gets letters from would be purchasers "from all over the place." "A fellow drove up from Utah to make me an he says. Horses were at their peak in Canada in 1921 when there were 3.5 million of them on Canadian farms. The number dropped to 2.8 million in 1940 and then to 2.4 million in 1945. By 1955 there had been a dramatic drop horses remained on Canadian farms. The Percherons, a French breed, are not quite as big as the 'Belgians. But they are very, very big with Mr. Young. He took them to fairs at Calgary, Red Deer, Camrose and Didsbury this summer and won three trophies. SOFTEN THE BLOW Jaguar auto makers in Eng- land have introduced a pre-re- tirement program for men over 63 and women over 58. The employees do easier work and have a six-hour day. But Mr. Thiessen says the irrigation district doesn't have any dollars to pay for the construction involved. "There would be a fair ex- penditure in getting the water over he says. "That would be up to the developers." The Granlea Dam area, about 25 miles southeast of Bow Island was inspected this week by district engineer Wilfred Langen of the water resources management divi- sion of the department of en- vironment. Mr. Langen also looked over Forty Mile Lake, north of Foremost, and Red Rock Coulee two other potential recreation areas. Mr. Langen apparently is preparing for surveying that will have to be done before he will know if it is feasible to br- ing the water over to the Granlea reservoir. The water will be taken from the irriga- tion canal. It could be pumped through a four or five mile pipe to the reservoir. "We haven't even done the ground survey said Mr. Langen Thursday. "We have got to run at least one or two lines and see how much of a rise we have got to over- come." He says there could be a rise of 50 to 100 feet that water would have to be pushed over to get to the reservoir. From irrigation source to Granlea reservoir is 13 miles. "This sounds quite says Mr. Langen. "But it's not that bad. The coulefe that essentially feeds Granlea dam does extend in a northwesterly direction which is toward the irrigation ditch. This is about eight or nine miles. This leaves about five miles to be considered (for new Mr. Langen also said: "It is going to cost money to get the water in there. That is how it stakes up. It is somewhat premature to say much at this point." He agrees with Coun. Dragland that the concept is a very ''desirable one." Coun. Dragland says "Granlea dam has been built for 20 years and it has only filled up once from runoff water." She wants irrigation water "so people can fish, boat, maybe camp and picnic." At the same time, she is pushing for a campsite at the Forty Mile Lake area north of Foremost. The stumbling block is that private land surrounds the lake. Some owners are not sure if recreation is a good idea. Mrs. Delores Lanz of Foremost, who leases farmland in the area, is somewhat opposed. "Some people who wanted to use the coulee aren't happy about not being able to go down Coun. Draghnd told her fellow councillors recently. She was informed the irriga- tion district "felt it would be premature to plan for recreation" at Forty Mile Lake. If the canal is extended to that area, recreation could be out. Deadline extended Applications for the position. of centre director will be received until Oct. 11 by the Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek. Anyone interested in apply- ing may contact acting direc- tor Oliver SoOp. The Napi board met recent- ly to extend the deadline for applications after receiving only three applications by Sept. 18. DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE The YWC A Utility Grade Random IwiyUw 88 per ML 1x10 ROUGH BOARDS 1st Grade spruce. 16 ft lengths. 17 lin.tt. ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925 Phone 32S-3301 Cor. 2 Aye. and 13 Si. S., LelhbrMge POTION (MSTEBCHABGE CHAR6EX 2508-2ndAve. North SeetonigfiFs Classified Section A TOT IIMMV complete listing. "MORE ACTION BY AUCTION" License No. 077855 Phone 327-1222 Among the many varied programs offered by the YWCA to the women of Lethbridge is a morning TaKe-a-Break session. Shown here are a few of the women participating in the craft part of the program: left to right, Shirley Konynenbelt Vera Carrier. Diana Letai. Glenice Oidenburger, Madeleine Cat- toi, WaSlis Allen, Minerva Craddock. Vaterie Hames, Trudy Bates. The YWCA is a United Way agency. From the funds collected in the 1973 cam- paign it received More is needed to sustain its services. Give generously during this year's campaign Sept 16-Oct. 16 Your United Way contribution helps 14 other agencies in addition to the YWCA. Uiited Way contributions can be mailed to: The Lethbridge United Way 1120 7tti Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta intributioTis will be acknowledged by official receipts) ;