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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta School Site Pinpointed By ROSS G1BB News Service TAEER Planning progress toward construction of a new Central elementary school here was reported by building com- mittee chairman Mrs. Dorothy Dick to the Taber school divi- sion trustees. Mrs. Dick spoke of the first meeting .of the building com- mittee with retained architect John E. Holden and associate A. Bowers both Calgary. A tour was made of the 60-year- old building and proposals were considered. The board's proposal to erect the new structure on the Jest side of the school block met with disfavor with the school buildings branch, department of education. It had recom- mended the building be located on the east side. The board had hoped to use this gym for band work. The department advised, if the board's plans are followed, an allowance of o'nly 12 per cent of the gymnasium cost would be applied to the new school. The board, in turn, and on a monetary value, indicated it would go along on the joint construction plan, dropping proposals to locate the school away from the gymnasium. Ministerial approval has not been received for the demoli- tion of the 1910 brick structure. Bakers, Buttons Needed COALDALE (HNS) A Christmas cake baking bee will be staged by the Coaldale Com- munity Hospital Women's Aux- lliary at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Coaldale Mennonite Conference Church kitchen. A total of 48 pounds of cake will be made. The cake will be sold at the auxiliary's fall tea and bazaar Wednesday, Nov. 18, Mrs. James Oshiro called for volunteers to assist with the baking. It was also noted a five- pound cake will be offered as a prize at the bazaar. Mrs. Oshiro stated doll cloth- es are being sewn by volun- teers. She said colored sewing machine thread and tiny but- tons are needed. Contact Mrs. Oshiro at 345-3225. Broadcaster Seeks Licence For Ferule CRANBROOK East Kootcnay Broadcasting Company Ltd., which operates Radio CKEK to Cranbrook, has been notified its application to the CRTC to operate'a watt radio station at Fernie will bo heard in Winnipeg Nov. 10. Company president is Lloyd Hoole, vice-president is Cornel Sawchuk and secretary is Da- vid Hoole. The plan is to start with a minimum of four hours trans- mission from a Fernie studio. DISTRICT DOINGS 4-H Awards CRANBROOK The six 4-H Clubs in East Koot- enay are preparing to launch activities in beef and home- craft clubs. South Country awards will be at Grassmere Oct. 24. Windermere supervisor Archie Stephenson and Cran- brook supervisor Mrs. Waldo Dlxson of Moyie have not yet announced dates. East Kootenay adult advisory committee, with Mrs. Dixson of Moyie chairman, and rep- resentatives of clubs in South Country, Windermere, Wasa- Ta Ta Creek, Wycliffe, Cran- brook and Lister will meet soon to prepare programs, Meet Candidates COALDALE (HNS) The Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce recently sponsor- ed a "meet the candidates for town council" meeting. Chamber chairman John Redekop presided. About 33 persons attended.. The five candidates are An- drew Aim, incumbent Mike Batycky (who due to work commitments was unable to at- Abe Ens, Mrs. Frank Goerfien and Peter G. Mar- tens. A plebiscite will ask voters whether they favor the estab- lishment of an Alberta Liquor Control Board Store in town. Name Gaboon FOREMOST (Special) Foremost school, teacher Har- lan Cahoon was elected presi- dent of the County of Forty- Mile Athletic Association at a recent meeting. Tom Stanley of Senator. Ger- shaw High School, Bow Island, was elected vice-president. Secretary will be Dennis Roth of St. Michaels School, Bow Island. Recorder and statistician is Sarah DeVloo of Bow Island Elementary School. 1 Golfing Test FOREMOST (Special) Foremost Golf Club will stage a season-closing club cham- pionship on Saturday, Oct: 17. Play will commence at 10 p.m. with 18 holes of medal and handicap play. The tournament is open to members. Visit Grafs BLMRMORE (CNP Bureau) Mr. and Mrs. J. Rada of Beloit, Wise., are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Korby Graf. They were here to attend the funeral services held for Mrs. Grafs and Mrs. Benoits moth- er, Mrs. Franziska Kraus. r Open House Sunday To Honor Papps MAGRATH An open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Magrath in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Papp on the occasion of their 50th wed- ding anniversary. It will be held at their resi- dence. COMMUNITY AUCTION SALES ASSOCIATION LTD. SALES NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14th at 11 a.m. PINCHER STATION SALES YARD MIXED CATTLE SALE 400 FAT AND FEEDER CATTLE Highlighted by 65 HEAD OF YEARLINGS from Bill Therriaull, Kimberley, B.C. 45 HEAP OF YEARLINGS from Gordon McRae, Pinchor Creek THURSDAY, OCT. 15th p.m. CRANBROOK SALES YARD 600 QUALITY RANCH CALVES FRIDAY, OCT. 16th at p.m. PINCHER STATION SALES YARD ANGUS AND CROSS CALF SALE 900 CALVES 900 Highlighted by 80 HEAD from Jack Marcellus, Pincher Creek 50 HEAD from Alex Rankin, Cowley 65 HEAD from Ken Toiler, Mountain View KEEP THESE DATES IN MIND MONDAY, OCTOBER 19th at i p.m. 1200 HEREFORD CAIVES-PINCHER STATION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 1 p.m. 750 HEAD CALVI5-PAKOWKI SALES YARD WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER at 1 p.m. MIXED CATTLE SALE-CRANBROOK THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd nl 1 p.m. 500 HEAD CALVES-PARKKEMn FRIOAV. CCTCISR at 1 p.m. 1400 HEREFORD CALVES-PINCHER STATION CONSIGN YOUR CATTLE EARLY Sccretary-Tremurer-ED GROSS-627-2285 Fieldman-DON FITZPATRICK-627-4083 Auclioneer-WARREN C. COOPER-licence No. 3 GRANDMOTHER OF 40 CHILDREN, SARAH ETOK, U Maier s Eskimos By MARIE SOnGARD Herald News Service IRON SPRINGS Teaching has provided sn interesting ca- reer for a former Iron Springs school teacher, Dennis Maier, and his wife Carol. He received his early education at the Barr- hill School. He holds bachelor of arts and bachelor of educa- tion degrees from the Univer- sity, of Calgary. While attending university he spent three summers in the Queen Elizabeth Archipelago. He was employed by geological exploration companies. His duties included rock picking, cooking, radio operation, man- aging base camps and espedit ing supplies. After Ills marriage in 1967 to Miss Carol Briosi of Picture Butte, also a teacher, they spent two years at Ottawa where he took officer training for work with the department .of Indian affairs and northern development. During the stay "in Ottawa Mrs. Maier was a member of Die staff of the Queen Eliza- beth School. He was then transferred from personnel administration to the position of federal Administrat- or, teacher and principal, at George River. It has recently been renamed Port Nouveau- Quebec, Quo. Mrs. Maier also accepted a teaching position in the school. SERVES 230 George River, a settlement which serves 230 Eskimos, is located seven miles from the mouth of the George River on Ungava Bay. It is 125 miles north of Fort Chimo. Situated on the northernmost edge of the tree line .it is the site of the Erst Eskimo co-oper- ative, established by the feder- al government. It was estab- lished in 1959 and led to the es- tablishment of the community. There are only five white people in the settlement, Mr, and Mrs. Maier, another teach- er, and the provincial admini- strator and his wife who speak French. The school year commences in September and finishes late in June. The school, an elementary school including Grades 1 to 6 serves 68 pupils this year. Children speak the Eskimo language at home until they start school and a considerable portion of the school program entails teaching tlieni oral Eng- lish. Many are 14 or 15 years old by the time they finish Grade 6 and Eskimo tradition decrees that at this time they shall go to. work in order to support their parents. About 90.per cent of the peo- ple are receiving welfare as- sistance. The fur market is de- pressed. Five years ago a man might receive apiece for 50 or 60 seal skins. This would enable him to support himself for the nest year. Today the seal mar- ket has been closed off com- pletely. His only income from furs is from the few otter or white fox pelts he may get. FISHING Commercial fishing is slightly more favorable and during the summer months pounds of Arctic char are shipped to the Montreal market. There is DENNIS MAIER also a sawmill in the area but it supplies only the rough lum- ber needs of the people. The handicraft industry, which includes mainly soap- stone and bone carving, doss not provide much money. The Eskimo women also spend their time'sewing parkas, kamiks (known as muk-tuks in Hie western Arctic and mitts. Caribou provide the main source of food, while char, At- lantic salmon, and the meat of the white whale which is called muk-tuk, make up the staple diet. They also eat seagull eggs which Mrs. Maier says taste good after eggs have not been available for three or four months. She considers ptarmigan, which they cat year round, as very delectable, comparing it with Cornish hen. Wild berries provide the only source of fresh fruit. The ma- jority of supplies are brought in by ship (sea lift) in the sum- mer, with a year's supply of groceries being ordered at one time. The winter is comparable to 50 Skaters Is A 'Must' At Bow Island BOW ISLAND At a recent meeting of the Bow Island Fi- gure Skating executive, plans were made for a general meet- ing to be held Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. in the United Church base- ment. A pre-registration form has been sent out with the hope of finding out how many children are interested. With the very low fee being charged, an ab- solute minimum enrolment of 50 must be obtained. ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER For KEDIOT CORRAtS, BARNS, GARAGES, ETC. Also FIRST CUT SLABS LOWER GRADE PLANKS TREATED POSTS BALED WOOD SHAVINGS In Fad MOST OF YOUR LUMBER NEEDS Johnson Bros. Sawmill Ltd. On Highway No. 3, Cowley Phone 628-3818 Aik for GORDON JOHNSON or IAVERNE PRESTON a severe prairie winter. In summer when the dogs are not working they are not well fed, and become easily aggra- vated. As a precaution against attack by a hungry or vicious dog, Mrs. Maier, along with the others in the community, car- ries a stick whenever she is out- side. Anglican Archdeacon dark visits the settlement. He per- forms marriage ceremonies. The 'church is serviced by a lay reader with all services in kimo. The school is used as a community centre for social functions.. Two hundred people may attend a Christmas con- cert. An accordion player provides the music for dances and the Eskimos are very energetic dancers. Over 50 per cent of the MO Eskimos in the area are dss- cendants of the Annanack fam- ily. It is they who hold posi- tions of power in the commun- ity. Annana means "mother" in Eskimo, and the family name is tracked back 100 years ago when the grandfather of "Grandfather Sam" was the only surviving member of a family group that was migrat- ing from Labrador to reach Ungava Bay. With the anival of summer many move into tents. During spring there is a notable exo- dus from schools as children join their parents on fishing ex- peditions. They are gone until September. LODGE Willie Imudluk is one of (he first Eskimos in the north to own and operate a hunting ant fishing lodge. Ilkalu, (which means "fish" in Eskimo) Lodge is located on the George River, a short distance from its mouth at Ungava Bay on the Arctic Sea. Willie Imudluk excels at carving. He has a white business agent and hires between 10 and 15 local Eski- mos to act as guides. The fishing is fantastic. Tuberculosis is very endemic with up to 10 per cent of the population receiving treatmen in sanatoriums in southern Quebec. Any contagious diseases pose a very serious problem. When Mr. and Mrs. Maier left George River to come back to southern Alberta for the sum- mer they travelled from George River to Fort Chimo, a distance of 120 miles, in a 22 foot freight canoe, the trip tak- ing 12 hours in rain and freez- ing temperatures. In September a new innova- tion for tile settlement will In- clude garbage pickup anc water delivery to barrels in the houses. Within the next year six new houses will be built. An airstrip will be b u i 11 which will provide year-rounc service; a community hall may become a reality, and Mr. Maier also proposes to intro- duce local government within the next year. CAROL MAIER TOUCHES NOSE IN SMItE SIGNAL Saturday, Oclob.r 10, WO THI LITHMIDOI HERAID 3 [iicubator, 6 Bassiueles Veeded Now PINCHER CREEK (Special) Auxiliary to St. Vincent's Hospital members were con- ucted on a tour of the hospi- al by 0. Haigh, administrator and Sister Madeline. They saw decorating and im- provements to the patients' Mr. Haigh explained the need or an incubator and six bas- nnettes for the nursery. The uxiliary will leave the pur- hasing of these to Mr. Haigh, nd the auxiliary will, pay the rills out of the Cart Fund which lands at The treasurer reported a sank balance of Seven birthday cakes had given out, 25 toys made and crocheted baby sets turn- ed in. Two Girl Guides who had lone volunteer hospital work vere reported to have received heir Gold Cord for their ser- vice. Three women were awarded heir 500-hour pins: Mrs. A. DeGroot; Mrs. Marion Cyr; and Mrs. X Dcsbiens. The Hospital Auxiliary Con- 'ention will be held at Leth- bridge, Nov. 12 and 13. Mrs. A. A. Pelletier and Mrs. Don Pelletier attended the Southern Regional meeting in Sept. 18. They re- wrtcd that Mrs. Margaret Cain s the new president of the Southern Alberta Regional Hos- pital Auxiliaries. ET A EXCAVATING FOR CO-OP BUILDING FOUNDATION 'Miracle Of Water' Parley Held At Pasco, Wash. BARNWELL (Special) Reed G. Peterson, superinten- dent of the Taber Irrigation District, and Mike D. Heti, board member, recently attend- ed the 20th Irrigation Opera- tors Conference and Field Tour of the Columbia Basin Pro- ject, at Pasco, Wash. The theme of the conference was, "The Miracle of Water." The bus tour covered approxi- mately 500 miles from Pasco to Moses Lake. Water is pumped from the Colombia River into the Co- lombia Basin Irrigation Dis- trict. It is stored in the Grande Coulee Dam. There are acres under irrigation. During the last war the size of the Dam was doubled in or- der to provide electricity for the irrigation project .and the Hadford Atomic Energy Plant located along the Colombia River. There is less than seven inch- es of rain in a growing season making the land almost unus- able for production without the aid of irrigation. However, they do have close to 200 growing days that are frost free. The miracle of water was brought home very forcibly as a crop; of potatoes yielding 23 tons of potatoes to the acre could be seen on one side of the fence and almost barren desert on the other. The principle crops grown in tliis area are potatoes, beets, grain, alfalfa (which yields 4 cuttings per season) and many small row crops. Of special interest is the fact that TID works on a two-acre foot of water per season while the Colombia Basin District works on 3V4 to five feet per acre, also that their water rates vary from to per acre. About 66 per cent of the irri- gation is done by gravity and 34 per cent by sprinkler. In some areas, a half mile of sprinkler could be seen every of a mile. A huge drainage system has been set up, some tile, some open drains. While this district had a fabulous nan made system it was fel at our local operations were still more adequate. There wa very noticeable lack of trees the district and it was inter esting to see that in some area le paved roads followed th anals and not the section lines Of tiie approximately 150 ir ttendance there were repre- entatives from the Taber Irn ation District, Vauxhall an Local representatives fel lat this was one of the bes lanned and executed tour ley had ever attended bu ame home more satisfied wit onditions in southern Alberta COUNTRY NEWS These Are Herald Correspondents In Your Area MAGRATH MRS. MltDRED HARKIR P.O. lax 97 MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER P.O. Box 329, Milk River MONARCH MRS. MCOB DEKKER P.O. Box A! NANTON MARY MNSON ..............P.O. Box 114 MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. n.AXINE HANSON Gin. Dll. Contact then people For your District Newi or Clcmiflod Advertising More District On Page 15 Trustees Oppose Move To Amalgamate NATAL Amalga- mation of five school districts of the East Kootenay could add to the school tax bill in this area, according to figures prepared by secretary-trea- surer E. T. Chambers of School District No. 1 Figures showed Femie and Kimberley school districts would face increased tax bills, while other districts would pay less. "In all sincerity we must re- port we can find absolutely no evidence to support unification on this point. It might be said that it -would expedite building of. a regional college. However, provided trustees desired it, leg- islation is already available to establish such an institution. "The facts as developed, show very conclusively thai fi- nancially, otir local taxpayers must look forward to an in- crease in their mill rate with absolutely no benefits accruing to offset the higher cost." 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