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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, September 1., '974 WOLFF AND SON IMPLEMENTS LIMITED P.O. Box 760 Phone 653-3252 CARDSTON, Alta. NEW MACHINES lOnly FORD 4000 with Front End loaders STACK EZE Clearance Price MIXES. MILL lOMy 900 VERSATILE 4 Wheel Drive Tractor For November Delivery. Special allowance Guaranteed Delivery for dealing now SchuHr Bunk Wagon Mulipurpose DUMP WAGON Model 1400 1-170 M. REMIX WAGON POST POUNDER MOTORBIKE 1-1966 DODGE HARDTOP DELTA 88 OLDS Hardtop S695 1-1965 MERCURY 2 Door Hardtop '395 1-1959 PLYMOUTH Rebuilt Engine Hardtop VERSATILE SP SWATHER l-No.34 MASSEY FERGUSON 161 SP SWATHER 1-15'Kl lOVirulili PULLTYPE SWATHER 1-12' Cm PT SWATHER TRACTOR (Orerhauled) '695 TRACTOR i-wc WDG DIGGER With Case Tractor 2-1V6MUMMHOEME CHISEL PLOWS Sparwood pleases U.K. miners SPARWOOD. B.C. (CP) The work may be similar but that's about all for 38 British coal miners who have given up England for the Rocky Mountains .and the East Kootenays. The workers, employed at Kaiser Resources mine here, arrived July 21. They and their families were the final products of an inten- sive Kaiser recruiting drive aimed at luring qualified miners to a country where workers willing to toil underground are scarce. With continued expan- sion for the coal industry, the company is putting a high premium on a stable and qualified labor force. Thus the recruiting drive which has met with success in Yorkshire, Lan- cashire, Nottingham and other British coal centres. The miners and their families here showed few regrets at giving up life in their native land. situation in England is that everything's running said Keith Firth, 25. from Barnsley in Yorkshire. "There's just no opportunity. The stan- dard of living just doesn't compare. car "We never owned a car, nor did anyone else we knew. But here, we'll have that chance." Maurice and Margaret Nottingham, also from Yorkshire, described the decision to pull up stakes as the product of "a feeling of unrest you get." Like the rest of the fami- lies, the Nottinghams got the idea to emigrate to Canada from, adver- tisements placed in national British news- papers by Kaiser personnel manager Allan Hewett. Mr. Hewett said he plans trips to Britain and West Germany this year to seek more miners and tradesmen. And while many of the miners don't want to dis- cuss the British coal strike of earlier this year, some make it clear the frustrations the strike laid bare played a major part in the decisions to come to Canada. The strike was in its third week when the ads were placed. "We just wrote on the spur of the said Nottinghamshire miner Charles Fanshaw. "We were fed up, the strike was going on and what with the Irish coming over blowing things up we just decided to leave." Mr. Hewett said: "We want to see them sink roots, buy some furniture, a house, a car." He con- ducted interviews in March and April, asking the miners whether they plann- ed to stay in Canada. "Our average turnover here is about per cent a month, which is not bad for the mining he said, "But we'd like to see it lower." Make loans In an effort to make sure the miners stayed around, Kaiser gave each of them a loan, forgivable if the miner stayed for 18 months. The families figure the New museum near Vancouver A bang-up exhibit! VANCOUVER (CP) You are sitting on a train in a darkened tunnel watching a miner slip a dynamite stick into a hole. He lights the fuse, the train backs off slightly and sud- denly everything is shaken bv a blast. A frightening dream? No, it's, part of a display for the new British Columbia Museum of Mining, which opens this month at Britannia Beach, 32 miles north of Vancouver. The dynamite stick is THE PROFIT MACHINE Over two hundred years of selective breeding has brought about the answer to the cattleman's needs. Angus! Look them over. .Clean in the brisket, no wasteful fat no excess bone and belly. They're heavily muscled. Ensuring good red meat. Angus steers finish out at about 11 hundred pounds, giving you the extra profit, from extra weight. Mothering ability. Angus are famous for it! 100 per cent calf crops are frequent occurence they protect their calves against predators, they won't dnfl in a storm, and they're good rustlers. Cancer Eye forget rt! Pink Eye and Foot Rot. very seldom. Records. Angus holds them all. At The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Angus carcasses have been Grand Champion 24 times Out ot the last 25 years. At The Chicago International. Angus steers have been Grand Champions 76 per cent of the time over the last 70 years Angus. Growthier without sacrificing traditicnat Angus Quality SOUTHERN ALBERTA ABERDEEN ANGUS CLUB Mri Edith Hochltm part of a broom handle wrapped in dynamite paper and the explosion is caused by dropping a water barrel 15 feet in a side tunnel. Museum director Jim. Haight, who has worked in Canadian, American and Australian mines for 15 years, said he wants the museum to be a "living dis- play" of mining history. "The idea is to summarize the history of mining in the province from the 1830s. using actual equipment and artifacts in an actual setting both underground and on the he said. Cost of the museum, when it is completed in three years, will be Industry has con- tributed the provincial government and the federal government When the project is com- pleted, visitors will see a demonstration of open-pit mining, a 600-foot trail lined with displays, reconstructed miners" cabins and sluice boxes. SOIL HELP The Canadian Inter- national Development Agency and an Agriculture Canada soil scientist have set up a program to find a way Jo make volcanic ash soils more productive. cost of living here roughly the same as it was in Britain. However, the an hour the miners make here is more than twice what they earned in Britain. "No matter how much work, how much overtime they put in, we just couldn't seem to get ahead." said Jean Small, who emigrated with her husband Roy and their five children. Mrs. Small added that she's amazed at appliances such as electric dryers and by the fact apartments come equipped with stoves and refrigerators. The mine where the miners are working uses water and gravity to remove the coal. When production stopped this summer for the annual three week vacation, the British miners carried out maintenance chores and familiarized- themselves with new techniques. The scale of the operation has been im- pressive to the new workers. "I've never seen anything like said Maurice Nottingham. "I was working in a five foot seam back home and this one's 50 feet wide." HARVEST BONANZA J.D. tractor J.D. with front end loader 1_44 Massey with front end loader J.D. tractor with front end loader Ford tractor with front end loader -No, 36 M.H. 15' Discs 1_6000 Ford Dsl. Tr. with front end loader 1 1850 Cockshutt Dsi. tractor IHC tractor 1 John Deere 3800 Forage Harvester John Deere 1065 Farm Wagons NEW UNITS AC ton heavy duty. auto, dual gas v.nt- _ PCI PR CMC -1974 Bu P executive c- equ'pped USED TRUCKS 1973 Chev''2 ton pick-up 1971 Ford '-2 ton picK-up 1971 Ford '-2 ton pick-up 1965 IHC ton 4 wheel Dr V8 engine USED CARS Oldsmob ie n-ce farnily car Beautiful Dooge Poiara. 2 door hard top Pontiac 4 door sedar 6 cyl 3 speed ANDERSON SUPPLY LTD. WARNER, ALBERTA Phone 842-3944 ;