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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOW HIGH THE SKY High riggers Dewy German, in hat, and Gary Mack ride iop section with warning lights to the top of the 460 foot tower completed last week for Alberta Government Telephones as a last phase of the trans-Canada telephone system. The tri-legged lower, five feet across each way, stands on a single four inch shaft. More than a mile of guy cables are used to keep the tower vertical. The dish an- tennae will be mounted later this week by ACT. The system will be commissioned Dec. 1 8. Connecting the tower with the Taber exchange is more than two miles of coaxial cable. AGT spends millions on microwave towers in south 'Pass TV problems TABER (HNS) The final lift went up recently on a 460- foot microwave tower erected during the past two weeks on the Joe Fabbri farm one-mile east of Taber by T. H. Newton Engineering of Edmonton for Alberta Government T e 1 e- phones as part of a trans-Can- ada telephone system. The four-man crew making the installation had earlier dis- mantled the tower and moved it from Chipman, 30 miles northeast of Edmonton, where it has been replaced by a high- er unit. Crew personnel are pusher Couple feted at farewell party GRANUM (HNS) The Granum Community said good- bye to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dobie and Donna at a farewell party held recently in the base- ment of the Christian Reform- ed Church. The Dobies, who have lived on their farm east of Granum for many years, will be leaving soon for their new home in Vernon, B.C. The evening started with a short program with selections by the choirs of tlie Christian Reformed and the Presby- terian Churches. The gather- ing heard a solo by Miss Brenda Veenland accompanied by Tjapko Detmers on the piano. Jack Havinga, master of ceremonies, expressed regret the community was losing three wonderful people. The community gift, a coffee table, footstool, roaster and a sum of money, was presented by Dave Calderwood. Following the presentation, Miss Brenda Veenland sang My Best To You, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Peter Veenland. Ole Johnson, high riggers Dewy German and Gary Mack and hoist operator Earl Wilcox. A month earlier, AGT ground personnel had installed more than two miles of video cable (co-axial) between the micro- wave tower and the Taber AGT exchange, tlie portion outside of town being buried and the re- mainder pole mounted. For this work Ken Rollag of Lelhbridge was top hand, and Thiel Johannsen, also of Letli- bridge, machine operator. John Mienhuis, AGT public relations director, Calgary, ex- plained tlie project now under- taken this way: "AGT is investing more than million in a new communica- tion system stretching across the southern part of tlie prov- ince. "The project includes a new microwave link between Medi- cine Hat and Lethbridge. This system will have 49 long dis- tance circuits initially, with an ultimate capacity of 300. "New microwave towers have been erected at Taber, Bow Island and Redcliff this section of tlie system will be put into service Dec. 18. him with his 23 year Lions the Taber portion of the pro- ject which, in addition to the new building, site improve- ments and tower construction, will include installation of ra- dio terminal and repeater equipment and 2.4 miles of vi- deo cable between the relay site and tlie Taber telephone office. "Next year, Bow Island, Bur- dett, Enchant, Grassy Lake, Hays and Vauxhall will also be connected to the system by un- derground cable- Overhead long distance wires along these routes will be removed in 1972. Trustees needed at Pincher PINCHER CREEK (Special) Nominations will be accept- ed Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the divisional office for candidates to fill two vacancies on the board of trustees or Pincher Creek School Dvision No. 29. Robert J. Roth, returning of- ficer, will preside between 10 a.m. and 32 noon to accept of- ficial papers of nominees for sub-divison one and sub-divison three. These two seats have been held by Dale McRae and Ken- neth McDowall. It is expected that they will once again stand for nomination. Monday, OclgUr 18, 1771 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 3 Town bid wins on sewer project COALIMLE (HNS) The Town of Coaldale lender was recently ucrcptc'd by luwn couiifi! on the wjilcr ami sewer extension project. The bid was for SIG3.52G. The conlrticl is subject to ap- proval by the local authorities board for borrowing. About will be needed to complete this project. In view of the possibility that! some or all of the money will not be available, town officials will have lo study cuts in the project should these becomo necessary. There were nine bids. ,1. C. Engineering and Asso- ciates Ltd. is tlie engineering firm engaged by the for the northsidc water and sewer extension project. Kop visits ''Pass Lions BLA1RMOHE (CNP Bureau: Kop of Big Fork, Mon- tana., district governor of Dis- trict 37 D Lions Clubs, visited Blairmore Lions at a recent supper meeting at the Turtle Mountain Hotel. Accompanied by his wife, he was introduced by zone chair- man Lawrence Bonertz of Pincher Creek. Mr. Kop gave a talk on Lion- ism and promoted inter club visitation. Me called on pusi. district governor Don Thorton of Blah'more and presented him iwth his 23 year Lions Chevron. President Wray Kenney in- troduced visiting Lions F red MacLeod, secretary of the Coleman Lions; Ralph Age. Ken Dezall and chairman of (he district sight conservation program. Earl Johnson, both of the Cowley Lions. "The microwave system ex- tends west from Lelhbridgc to Crowsnest Ridge. This portion of the system will have an ini- tial capacity of 46 to 60 long distance circuits, with an ulti- mate capacity of 300. "A spur route has been built south from Pincher Creek to Cardston, which will serve the areas of Waterton Park and Glenwood, while another spur route from Crowsnest Ridge serves Colemaui, Blairmore and Bellevue. "New towers and buildings were constructed at Cardston and Coleman and a building extension was made at Pinch- er Creek. This section of the system was completed last Oc- tober, and overhead wires along these routes will also be removed in 1972. "The new facilities will pro- vide a large number of highly reliable long distance circuits for southern Alberta and for tlie Trans-Canada Telephone System." Technicians explain thai, In comparison with tlie "wire" system where circuits are pro- vided on numerous pairs of horizontal wires, the micro- wave system and video cable provide for tlie "vertical" stacking of a multiplicity of cir- cuits using different frequen- cies similar to radio transmis- sion. COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Coleman town council lias been making attempts to get better i CFCN-TV reception in town. I Council recently received correspondence from Ron j Nordquist, director of engin- eering and operations of the Calgary station, which advises investigations are being con- ducted to try to come up with a solution to the problem for the area as a whole and not just for one community. Meanwhile, residents of the area are plagued with poor re- ception on both the audio and visual end of television. ATTEND THE 195 HEAD HOLSTEIN DAIRY SALE a.m., Oct. 26 or the VANDENBERG FARM 2V'i miles wesr and 2 miles north of Picture Butte, Alberta, Most of the herd in full pro- duction or will freshen shortly offer ths sale. Mammon and Oseen, Turin Auctioneers. Terms Cash. Phone 403-732-4993 for derails. CHIEF MOUNTAIN REALTY LTD. COWLEY, ALBERTA. IS PLEASED TO LIST THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTIVI PROPERTIES FOR SALE: t FORT MACLEOD 900 acres, 570 acres tillable, 330 in good naiiv, grass. Three bedroom home with oil services PINCHER CREEK 1721 acre ranch which includes 1120 acres fame hay and balance in native grass. Two sell of buildings. COWLEY 805 acres beef or dairy and grain form, river front- age, (wo sets of buildings all services, PINCHER CREEK 601 ocres callle and grain farm, river frontage, Ir- rigation potential. t FORT MACLEOD 684 acres includes 490 cultivated, river froni- age and springs. Older power and phone. PINCHER CREEK 1800 acre cattle ranch, 300 acres cultivated, botoncs very good herd grass, (wo seti buildings. All 'Owner willing io consider offers on part of property. PINCHER CREEK 900 acres mosily cultivated, best of Irrigation potential, good buildings, all services. PINCHER CREEK 601 ocres mixed cattle and groin form, creek jprinj and wells. Good buildings, oil services. t LUNOBRECK 1898 acres all gross except 80 acres iome hoy, ade- quate water includes loke, two dugouts, springi and flowing well. Has home, born, corrals, all services. New four wire perimeter fences, iome cross fencing, treated posts. Some of the above properties have attractive en them and some of the vendor! prepared to offer termi, LET US SHOW YOU AROUND THE AREA NOW GERALD THOMPSON GORDON JOHNSON KJRT MACLEOD-234-4165 Try a pack today! Get The BigTaste of Broadleaf-the richest, mellowest tobacco underline sun. Golden toasted to taste good as gold! ev-n-i ;