Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, 3, 1974 THE UETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Pugwash kids tour farm learning flatland ways Different scene Youths from Pugwash, N.S. tour a feedlot. The Herald- District South In short By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor PICTURE BUTTE (Staff) Take 24 students from Pugwash, N S put them in a school bus with 24 Picture Butte high school students and you have a recipe for a lot of socializing and not much lear- ning That's what happened Monday afternoon The Young Voyageur Program between the two communities got well underway It was a 22-mile after- school school bus jaunt to the Len and Howard Haney and Cor Van Raay farms in the Picture Butte Iron Springs district It was a jump from lobster pots to feedlots and sugar beet harvesting for the students of Pugwash District High School And they also got a look at some exotic cattle, a seed cleaning plant, a corn- silage operation and the south Alberta farmlands we call home The Pugwash students mostly laughed it up, but sometimes they looked as thoughtful as those famous Pugwash thinkers' conferences as they gazed out the bus window at the endless space the natives take for granted Chaperone Helen Reno and teacher Terry Smith told a bit about Pugwash It is a harbor town of about people, about as many as Pic- ture Butte, set on a rocky coast about 17 miles across the salt chuck from Prince Edward Island They have salt mines, lobster pots, fishing vessels and very personable young people The Young Voyageur Man mending at home A 20-year-old Cranbrook man injured last month in a two truck crash has been released from hospital in Cranbrook and is recovering at home, according to Cranbrook RCMP Roger Mose was released from hospital about a week ago Three other men in the accident were killed instantly An in- quest will be held into the deaths of Robert James Thomas, 40, Cranbrook, a passenger in the Mose truck, and the driver and passenger of the other truck, Lewis Michael Clark, of Van- couver, and Martin Roth, of Quilchena, B C No date for the in- quest has been set Alpine course under construction s PINCHER CREEK (Special) The 1975 Canada Winter Games alpine course is progressing here, the games ski com- mittee reported at a recent meeting Hans Buhrman of Lethbndge presided Work on the cross-country race course at the Ranger Sta- tion junction is well advanced Liberal leader visits Kootenays Citizen involvement backed Program was initiated and financed by the federal department of the secietary of state in co-operation with the Alberta department of culture, youth and recreation and the local host community This means the students just have to raise their own spending money Once here, they pair off with local students, live in their homes and learn about the host fami- ly and some of how some of us think, work and play in western Canada They left Moncton airport at 3 25 p m Saturday and arrived at Calgary at 7 40 p m The bus trip from Calgary to Picture Butte end- ed at 10 45 p m Saturday During their week in southern Alberta, they will visit Waterton Lakes National Park, Fort Macleod, the Nikka Yuko Garden at Lethbndge, Standoff, Coaldale, the University of Lethbndge the John Zemstra farm and the Cameron Huttente Colony They will tour the Cana- dian Sugar Factories plant here travel to Raymond to watch the Picture Butte Elks and Raymond Comets play football, and dance at the local high school Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast courtesy of the local Lions Then the Pugwash students will depart by charter bus to Calgary for their 3pm flight to Ottawa Monday afternoon Art Charlesworth, a farmer, drove the bus Business educa- tion teacher Earl Gibbons made the introductions and told the group about fanning operations Said Pugwash teacher Terry Smith "I have been here before but I had never seen an irrigation system a magpie, cattle feeding in a feedlot, coulees or cactus growing wild He added "New to most of the students are the long stretches of flat land Howard Haney, a 1960 Alberta Master Farm Family award-winner, told how he and his brother employ about 15 men to feed about cat- tle a year, clean about bushels of seed a year, grow registered barley, oats and wheat seed, run a cow-calf operation and raise exotic Man cattle imported from Holland The students looked over the feeding operation and learned 200 cattle are the ob- ject of bidding each week by buyers from Canadian Dress- ed Meats Canada Packers and Swifts plants at Lethbndge At the same time, another 200 yearling cattle are purchased for 120 days of feeding which, hopefully, will see them gain three pounds a day Near the feed mill Mr Haney said We roll about 1 200 bushels of barley a day to feed the cattle In the seed cleaning plant, he said "It would be nice if it was running You could see the dirty gram going in and the clean gram coming out." He noted that the plant cleans from 50 to 100 bushels an hour "Wheat cleans easier than oats Cor Van Raay showed the students the wheel irrigation system he bought last spring "for less than he would pay now It can be set to rotate once in from 1V2 to six days This will irrigate 130 acres of corn, the big wheels crushing circular paths through the crop, which is later ground for silage in one harvesting operation Later the students saw tractors driving over a hill of the stuff packing it down for storage CRANBROOK (Special) Provincial Liberal leader David Anderson will visit the East Kootenay area Oct 20 to 23, following the Liberal association's policy conference at Vernon. He will arrive here Oct 20 The following Monday he will visit Kimberley He will visit Crestoir Tuesday and leave Cranbrook for Victoria Wednesday, Oct 23 Cranbrook Liberal associa- tion president Mrs Robert Butler says local Liberals will meet tonight to discuss atten- dance at the Vernon meeting and to plan for the leader's visit here COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Town council has agreed to back any citizen involvement in the development of a children's park in the north- central part of Coleman The matter arose recently when George Price approach- ed council to ask that an area which had recently been ex- cavated in that area be turned into a children's park The town was agreeable to the idea and council said it would support the proposal financially with the necessary materials However, Mayor John Holyk said that the town now has a shortage of workers and a heavy fall work load He said that if parents and other interested citizens in that area would get together and work on the park, the town would supply the materials Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON OECOUX, Resident Rep 562-2149 J PUBLIC MEETING COLEMAN, ALBERTA See and Hear GRANT MOTLEY MLA Alberta National Democratic Party Leader Coleman, United Mine Workers Hall Tuesday, Oct. 8th p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME! 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