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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September LETHBRIDGE Pemmican maker Mrs. Annie Buffalo of Brocket is pounding choke cherries into a mash these days. Not many Indian women have the time or the inclination for the task, but Mrs. Buffalo has been doing it every fall for about 75 years. She sits in her house on the Peigan Indian Reserve near here, crushing the cherries and chanting old Indian songs. Her grandchildren pick the fruit in the foothills country, which now turned to brilliant fall hues. After the moisture has been pounded out, the mash is dried. Then Annie uses the powdered choke cherries to make pemmican. The powder is mixed with dried meat. Mrs. Buffalo, sometimes called Mrs. Crow Shoe, was born in 1886. D'ARCY RICKARD photo Forty Mile schools declining FOREMOST (Special) Schools in the County of Forty Mile continue to show a decline in enrolment ac- cording to provisional figures issued by Superintendent of Schools Cliff Elle. Early returns indicate that total of 1194 students are snrolled in the nine schools, including the two Huttente schools at Winnifred and Rosedale. This compares with a total of 1252 enrolled in June 1974 when school closed for the summer break. A sharp decline in the number of students at Foremost School from 430 to 374 accounts for the ma- jority of the 58 pupil drop in the County, while other centres have fluctuated within a narrower framework. A number of large families transferred out of the f Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-aRCUUTION-JOBPRINTING VCRNON OECOUX. RMMcnt Btotr -Phone Foremost area during the summer months, accounting in large part for the drop at that school. The total County teaching staff of 77 teachers is virtually the same in numbers as for the last school year. The number includes those work- ing in learning disabilities and special education programs, and one reading consultant. A substantial teacher tur- nover occurred this year, with no less than 21 teachers new to the profession assuming positions in the county. Several others have had previous teaching experience elsewhere, but are new to the county. Six of the nine schools, including both Huttente Schools, underwent ad- ministrative changes this year when there was a shuffle which saw several principals moved to other schools within the county system. Only one major new program is being offered this year. That is the band program at Foremost school under the direction of Mr. Marion Ali, who commutes between Senator Gershaw High School in Bow Island, and Foremost. Mr. Ali ex- pressed complete satisfaction at the way in which the Foremost program had been accepted in the first few weeks BRIGGSandSTRATTON SPECIALIZED SERVICE on GRAIN LOADER MOTORS AND ALL OTHER MAKES OF AIR COOLED ENGINES. 9Hofstp0wtr VRVlwl 1 1 MOTOR MOWER 817-3rdAve.S. Phone 327-2669 South In Short Power rate concerns council PINCHER CREEK (Special) Town council has learned that the public utilities board has granted a surcharge increase of 4.1 per cent to Calgary Power Ltd. and the power firm will apply for a further rate increase soon. Council approved the provision of a legal right of way for an alley. It will be located along the creek bank on the south side of town between Bridge Ave. and St. John's Ave. Assistant secretary treasurer Don Siegle has been granted permission to study local government administration at the Lethbridge Community College. The town will pay the course fees when Mr. Siegle passes. Book given to schools PINCHER CREEK (Special) Horns in the High Country, Waterton naturalist Andy Russell's award winning book, will be presented as a gift to Matthew Halton, St. Michael's and Livingstone schools from the Capt. McPhail Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Privy Council President Mitchell Sharp has assured the local IODE chapter by letter that Canadian passports will always carry the royal coat of arms. The chapter earlier was concerned that it might be removed Building bylaw contemplated CRANBROOK (Special) The Regional District of East Kootenay will pass a new building bylaw to conform with the provincial municipal act. The new bylaw will raise plumbing and building standards here. Two 1966 bylaws will be rescinded. The new building bylaw will receive its first two readings soon When adopted by the RDEK, it will be administered by building inspector Ashley Oliver and his assistant, Dennis Tait. Michael Caufield, former clerk treasurer of the Village of Clinton, has been named deputy secretary treasurer of the RDEK. F. E. Bertoia is secretary treasurer and ad- ministrative officer. Mrs. Goertzen to run for seat Hydraulic mine to extract coal near Elkford SPARWOOD (HNS) Plans for a hydraulic mine at Fording Coal Ltd. at Elkford, about 30 miles north of here, were announced following a meeting in Elkford of the directors of Cominco Ltd here. Fred Burnett, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cominco, described the step authorized by the board as being "an important aspect" of the Fording Coal operations which is at present an open pit operation The board authorized a contract for two test tunnels which Mr Burnett said were "the first stages in a feasibili- ty study which hopefully would lead to hydraulic operation "We should have a pretty good idea where we will be go- ing in this matter within a year's Mr. Burnett said, "but actual underground production is three or four years away "There are a lot of problems setting up an un- derground operation such as he added, "but there are also a lot of virtues associated with it." Following the decision to go ahead there would follow a construction period to install the equipment. "We are discussing with world experts on hydraulic mining what equipment we should he said Currently Kaiser Resources Ltd. of Sparwood is using the hydraulic method of obtaining coal and is expanding its operations in the Natal area Mr. Burnett said that a large part of the coal resources owned by the com- pany could best be obtained from underground operations. There is a strong demand for metalurgical coal around the world. "We have had inquiries from such countries as Ger- many, France and the Netherlands." He said a new open pit operation, adjacent to the pre- sent one, will be in operation next year, and equipment for this phase is being assembled. Mr. Burnett also looked forward to the day when the current coal rejects from the washing plant, could be utiliz- ed as thermal coal, and he felt the "power house people" would be looking into this high ash fuel to generate electric power from on site boilers Mrs Erna Goertzen, an incumbent, is running for a Coaldale Council seat. Her name was incorrectly spelled in a list of candidates. Blairmore council OKs subdivision BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Blairmore council has approved Marathon 1 Realty's plans for the subdivi- Airport Koad paving contract set sion of the CPR right -of-way through Blairmore for a light CRANBROOK (Special) LeDuc Paving Ltd. of Vernon has been awarded a contract to pave the 3.3 mile Cranbrook airport road. The stretch from the highway access to St. Mary's River bridge. The contract includes spot paving a total of 2.5 miles of the Cranbrook Kimberley road. The route follows the winding Joseph Creek and hasn't been realigned since it was a trail between the St Eugene Mission and Joseph Prairie, now Cranbrook. Church decoration meet set NEW DAYTON (HNS) The New Dayton Catholic Women's League will serve coffee after mass Sept. 29 and dis- cuss redecorating the interior of the church. The women will gather in the New Dayton Stadium the evening of Oct. 9 to hear the priest speak. Hall to be heated KOKT MACLEOD (Staff) The commanding officer of the local navy league cadet corps was assured by town coun- cillors recently that council will consider heating the parade hall here. The officer told council he estimates it will cost about to put heaters in the men's and women's washrooms and attach a motor to an overhead beater that is already installed. "We haven't any funds available at the officer said. Coun. John Davis suggested that council pass a motion authorizing the expenditure of for heating but Coun. Phil Hodnett said. "I don't think so." Council agreed with Coun Hodnett. Mayor Charlie Edgar, a heating expert who operates a business in that line, and Coun. Davis will inspect the hall and decide what must be done and how soon. Ellis King is 87 Mental health program serves Montana towns COUTTS (HNS) Ellis King of Coutts recently marked his 87th birthday. His wife Helen served a birthday dinner Granuni secretary to retire GRANUM (HNS) Agnes Mack, secretary in the town of- fice here for the past five years, will retire Sept. 30. Lois Mackintosh succeeds her in the post. industrial development as proposed. The town park area will be left as is for public reserve. Local citizen Jackie Goulet, who is doing a survey in the Crowsnest Pass, visited coun- cil and explained the purpose of the survey is to see the im- pact the proposed highway through the Crowsnest Pass would have on wildlife, watersheds, tourism, people and all connected with the area. Her plans include forming a committee of local persons to complete her report which is to be forwarded to the govern- Airport must be repaired FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Fort Macleod's flying doctor may be grounded if the airport runway here isn't upgraded. Dr John Walker's taxi strip, as town foreman George Bota terms it. must be repaired or the department of transport won't issue another airport licence. "Patching is no said Mr. Bota. "I made the sugges- tion of trying to take the asphalt off." Secretary-treasurer Roy White said he will pursue the matter further. "I have flown planes and I have seen broken runways before." said Mr. White, apparently thinking of a detour sign on the airstrip. Mr. Bota said the flying doc- tor could have problems when he lands at night. ment before the highway is built A bylaw to grant the Barb Wire Johnnies will be drawn up. The donation is in appreciation of the group tak- ing the Crowsnest Pass "can- nonball" locomotive to the Fort Macleod and Edmonton Klondike parades this summer Since the new Channel 8 rebroadcast station has been erected on Bluff mountain, council has received many complaints that the new sta- tion broadcasting Calgary CFCN is causing much interference with sound and picture on Lethbridge Channel 7. Other 'Pass areas are also reporting problems COMPLETE HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE AT LOWER RATES HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201-3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINER'S INSURANCE COMPANY only CwiMian Company and to CUT BANK Six counties will participate in a community mental health program that provides for a menial health clinic in each of the counties. Involved are Hill. Toole. Glacier. Pondera, Teton and Cascade counties. Blaine. Liberty and Choleau counties have dropped out of Hie original nine county plan Federal grants as well as slate and county funds will be used to implement the program Galen Wilson, a psvchialnc social worker on the advisory board of the Great Falls Men- tal Health Clinic, speaking to a meeting in the Glacier Coun- Courthouse recently, said lhat recruiting of personnel for tfie Cut Bank Centre had started He introduced one prospec- tive employee for the local clinic who has been recruited Hobert a psychiatric social worker from LaCrosse. Wise He has worked in a men- tal health clinic and is now employed by a LaCross residential treatment centre for disturbed children. The county commissioners and the hospital board have agreed to house the Cut Bank clime an the basement of Hie new nospilaS, now used for storage Mr Wdson said the hospital silc should be made ready by Ort 3 because clinic members will be hired by Ihen Loral personnel would inchide a psychiatrist, psy- chologist. psychiatric social worker, secretary, rccep- and ar, "outreach Tfao oul reach worker" would be a local person with a gond personal relationship people who mav he in need of the services Farming classes considered FOREMOST (Special) It could be that courses in agriculture will be offered in County of Forty Mile schools Members of the County School Committee showed considerable interest in this possibility when it was brought up at the September meeting held in the Council Chambers at Foremost recently. Agriculture is the prime in- dustry of this rural area, and the Committee empowered Superintendent of Schools Cliff Elle to set up a com- .mittee to examine the feasibilitv of soch a program 'BIG HELPER' Converts Your Pick-Up to a DUMP TRUCK In Minrttt Rts any or ton pickup with Standard 8 ft (Safe load limit 1 Ton) Your local dealer WELOERMAN SUPPLY CO, 1210 3rd Avenue North, Lethbridge Phone 328-7453 ;