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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 9Pass school grants down by B I, AI R M O H E C N P Bureau School superinten- dent P. K Xubick has express ed concern over the drop in student population which will lower grants to the Crowsnest Pass school division by He says the projected figure O f c nr o I m c n t lor this September had been based on last year's September figure of 1.H45 students Enrolment in September disclosed a figure of 1.588 students The average grant per student, based on a sliding scale from senior, junior and elementary students, is approximately S700 per student Fewer students enrolled in the Colcman area and more than 40 of the persons registered attend classes in September did not enroll. As a result of the reduced funds, the board approved cer- tain restrictions in spending. These will not be directed towards the educational area. Division secretary treasurer Emil Sapinsky ad- vised the terms of trustees Robert Stretch of Colcman. subdivision one: Grant Hall of Hlairemore. subdivision two: and Verio Poxzi of Hillcrest. subdivision three: have ex- pired and nominations will be called from 10 a m. to 12 noon Oct 31 The board appointed Joe and George Vander Hyde as part-time bus drivers. Robert Elliott as attendance officer and Mrs. M a r i ,i F e r e g o 11 o as housekeeper at the high school The South in short Quarter horse show set PRIDDIS we.slem quarter horse pcttoiinancc demonstration and will bo held heieal Ida m Oci 13. ,it Don Fleming's Shanboma Stables Pr id d i s i s- 12 miles southwest ot Calgarv Each horse will be worked in ,ri l.irye indoor arena The auction sale will start .M '2 p m Pei loimance events will in- flude demonstrations in English and western pleasure, cutting, roping, reining, jump- ing and trail riding. numpions and pleasure horses will he sold. Girl gets diving award PINCHER CREEK (Special) Jan Ruonev daughter ol Mrs Paulice Cornvn and the l.ile Hill Cor- nvn. was presented with the diver ol the vear awjrd at Mou n t Royal Coll ege "algarv. at the annual general meeting of the Alberta Scuba Diver's Council She is involved in trying to have the t ede ra1 gmei nment'.s department of consumer affairs remove un- snorkel and diving equip- ment Irom the retail stores. She carries on the duties ol accident-incident research chairwoman, promoting safe diving and researching diving accidents Land open for ouhlic use PINCH ER CREEK i Special i Ernest manager ol (ilacier Park holdings, says his companv's land is open to access by the general public at all times This includes a 9.000-ucre tract southwest ol Pincher Creek It encompasses Brook's Coulee. Christie Ridge and northern sections ot the Shell held 'Vs Well. Glacier Park maintains farm and ranch kinds along the Castle River easl of Cowley The company's policy is that its holdings here are maintained for the enjoyment ol hunting, fishing, snow- mobiling and other types of recreation during all seasons ol the vear Long-time friend returns CLARESHOLM (Special) Vl.irgaret Webber Wilson, daughter ol the last Methodist FOR THE LANDSCAPE GARDENER 14 HORSEPOWER JOHN DEERE TRACTOR With front end loader and tiller. Excellent condition. Reg. NOW Apply 401 -43rd SI. South LETHBRIDGE 1900 minister to serve here, return- ed to visit her old friend and neighbor Mrs Anne Dahl Mrs Wilson's father was the late Rev George Webber who left here in 1926 after church union Arena open by Friday PINCHER CREEK (Special i The Pincher Creek Memorial Community Center Arena should be in operation by Oct 12 Hockey- teams are being organized. Crowsnest Pass Bureau Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., 562-2149 REPORT your The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKEH ..............................327-9541 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE KANSON .............................653-2377 NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON ...............................466-2322 NATAL, B.C. MH. PAUL CHALA ..................................42S-664S NEW DAYTON MRS. ELTON DUELL ................................733-2110 MRS. STEWART SKEITH ............................733-2104 NOBLEFORD MRS. GORDON I.UCHIA .............................624-3346 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising Reclamation project plants seeded to stop coal dust from blowing into town On Blairmore slag heaps Sewage used to aid plant growth By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer BLAIRMORE Lethbridge sewage wastes have been used to help grow plants on coal slag piles here, cutting down on dust pollution problems for this mining community. The research project, initiated last spring by Henry Regier of the Alberta environment department in Lethbridge. involved the principal task of helping to dispose of the bulk sludge resulting from the primary sewage treatment process in the river valley west of the city. Mr Regier said people in Blairmore have complained for years about the coal dust blown from the coal refuse piles within the town boundaries. The idea of the project was to entice plant growth on the refuge piles to stop the prevailing west winds from picking up the fine coal particles and depositing them within the town. With only three weeks notice. Mr. Regier started seeding various plants on the four-acre pile April 30. He planted by hand the steep slopes rising from the edges of the top of the pile, throwing seed on the coal and tramping them into the coal slag by walking on the surface Equipment was brought in to plant crops on the flat surface on the top of the pile. He planted three cereals, including wheat, barley and tall rye. to achieve fast growth and early ground cover. Yellow blossom sweet clover, rambler alfalfa and alsike clover were legume plants seeded. Grasses includ- ed brome, timothy, creeping red fescue, slender wheat grass and crested wheat grass. Mr. Regier said a range of plants was grown because each plant has different environmental characteristics. He will try to find plants which will flourish in various parts of the test site as growing conditions vary. At a meeting in March. Mr Regier suggested using sewage wastes and irrigation to members of the provincial department of lands and forests and Scurry Rainbow, the then owner of the mine area in Blairmore which has been out of operation for more than 20 years. The lands and forests department arranged for seeding equipment and helped seed the plants. Scurry Rainbow provided personnel, fuel for the irriga- tion system and seed while the environ- ment department provided the sprinkler irrigation system and the waste material Mr. Regier then hauled sewage sludge from Lethbridge to the site. He also applied cattle manure from Valley Feeders Ltd.. in Lethbridge. and lime. Some commercial fertilizers were also tested. He claims the sludge from the sewage treatment plants, especially in Lethbridge, hold fantastic possibilities as a soil fertilizer, conditioner and ero- sion control. He is satisfied at the progress of some of the plants but will not consider the problem solved until next fall. This time period will allow the plants to winter and grow without the aid of irrigation. "I've set next fall for a period of he said. In any event, he has confidence that sewage sludge holds an important posi- tion in the soil requirements for plants. And he feels there is adequate supplies from towns and cities in Alberta. The primary sewage sludge piles for south Lethbridge are located near the west end of 6th Avenue S. There is a sign offering tree fertilizer for the taking. Steve Cellik, an engineer with the city, said there is no real problem with disposal of sludge piles in Lethbridge "People seem to pick it up." He said the sludge is fairly inert and stable and has a good ratio of growth required materials Through the winter months, the sludge accumulates on drying beds but it is hauled away by users during the spring and summer months. He claims it would not be economically feasible for the city to haul the sludge away, especially since there is no present accumulation problem But removing the sludge from the sewage does account for a large percentage of the treatment costs for the city Regardless of the cost. Helen Biaforc. assistant secretary for Blair- more, considers it money well spent. Mrs. Biafore claims the coal dust problems didn't seem as bad this year as last year, adding that there may not have been as much wind. She says the plants can be readily seen from the highway and when they grow more, the possibility of coal dust blowing into the town will be greatly minimized She wants the department of the en- vironment to pursue the project until the problem is entirely defeated. Saturday, 1973-THE LETHBRIDGE HFRALD-17 Herald- District Booster stations ready in 3 weeks PINCHER CREEK (Special) A television booster station should be in operation here in three weeks. It was erected recently at the water tower site Television signals from both CFCN-TV in Calgary and CJOC-TV in Lethbridg'e will be received and transmitted over a wide area around the town The licence issued by the Canadian Radio-Television Commission will be valid until March 31. 1978. and calls for rebroadcasting CFCN on channel 11 and CJOC on channel 9 The local application was made by the Pincher Creek Community Centre Hall Societv. 2 building lots sold before property freeze TABER (HNS) The sale by lease agreement of two building lots was approved by the Taber town council just prior to the "freeze" on property sales at the recent meeting ot council. Louis Kren purchased a lot west of 47th St on 52nd Ave for and Lavern Gross bought a lot on 57th Ave between 47th and 47th streets for Council also recommended some changes in a proposal submitted In the Oldman River Region Planning Com- mission to extend the 48th SI truck route- to 47th St between 54th ami 52nd This route will then run from the corner ol Taber Greenhouse.-, to the corner of Empress Foods so as to be clear of Diamond "S' proper- iv lor which nn industiral building is planned Knights of Columbus name officers for coming year BLAIR MORE iCNP Bureau i Ernie Fantin will again assume the office ol grand knight of St Joseph the Worker .Council. Knights o! Columbus Other officers are deputy grand knight Milan Balog. financial secretary John Sikora. chaplain Rev Tim Connolly, treasurer Les Lloyd chancellor Jerry Rejman. lecturer Frank Plowman: warden Milo rank Plowman: warden Milo M a r c i a I: advocate Tom Craven: inside guard Ettore Reghenas: outside guard Eugene Rojek; and trustees A. E. Marcial. Archie Hobson and Micahel Finn. The Knights will conduct a canvass during October to raise funds for the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Societv. Taber building permits top million mark TABER (HNS) Building permits issued here in September authorized con- struction valued at Residential permits during September covered 12 new houses A single commercial permit for a Neon sign brought the nine-month total in the commercial category to Three industrial permits issued to Canadian Sugar Fac- tories covered an equipment garage at a liquid sugar station. and a greenhouse installation in- volving relocating the existing units at NON- DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers'. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, fewer home fires. That's why we can in- sure for less. If you're a non-drinker, can you afford not to look into Abstainers' insurance for your home. HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINERS' INSURANCE COMPANY The wily an jirtwid np Jtulomobita nd iniurance vely to Elks ruler installed BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) District deputy- grand exalted ruler Don Harrod of Fernie, assisted by Fernie Elk Ron Corrigan. in- stalled John Irwin and Aldo Vanoni in positions in the local Elks lodge recently Mr. Irwin is chaplain and Mr Vanoni is the new tyler. They succeed Alan Martini and Art Prive. SILVERWOOD DAIRIES We invite you to ship your Churning Cream to Silverwood Dairies, Lethbridge. SPECIAL PRICE 74 Ib. BUTTERFAT Theatre Tom Clark of Calgary, Rowland Construction Company Ltd. foreman, stands before the new naturalist, under- ground theatre nearing completion at Waterton. ATTENTION FARMERS Don't put that machine away this fall... GIVE US A CALL SOUTHERN STEAM Cleaning Done At Your Farm 345-3205 PHONE 345-4521 Lethbridge Family Y Member Agency of the UNITED WAY Give the United Way Thanks to you-Its working OF THE FINEST MONUMENTS IN THE WORLD BY CRAFTSMEN WHO CARE Southern Monument HAS BROUGHT TO Lethbridge and Southern Alberta The Age Old Art of Sculptured Designing Monuments Carved and Sculptured for People who care enough to want the finest workmanship Carved and Sculptured by Master Craftsmen in our Lethbridge Plant SERVING SOUTHERN ALBERTA Southern Monument Co. on 13th St. North Across From Simpsons Centre. ;