Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, September 26, 1973 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Gov't urged to consider senior citizens complex Hugh Cameron of Calgary Power Ltd. speaks of the dangers of high voltage conductors to Hutterian Electrical dangers brethren children at the Milford Colony six miles south of Raymond. D'ARCY RICKARD. photo Sparks create fried chickens RAYMOND About 25 children of the Milford Hutterite Colony six miles south of here decided Monday afternoon they don't want to become "fried chicken." Hugh Cameron of Calgary, an employee of Calgary Power Ltd., told the children about the dangers of high voltage conductors. He said boys sometimes kick a football into the area of fenced-off substations. Then, when a boy refuses to climb the fence to get the ball, his friends taunt him by calling him "chicken." In Observance of the Jewish New Year PROGRESS CLOTHING LTD. WILL BE CLOSED All Day Thursday, Sept. 27th and Friday, Sept. 28th OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 29th a.m. 112-114 5th Street S. Phone 327-2717 He said it's better to be call- ed "chicken" than to end up being "fried chicken." Mr. Cameron, using an electrical model of a farm, complete with trees, houses, buildings, wagons, grain augers and irrigation pipes, demonstrated vividly a number of common life-taking accidents. He showed the children how to get out of a burning vehicle when high voltage conductors are on the ground. "Put your legs together and land on the ground with your legs together." he said. "Otherwise the ground current can go up one leg and down the other to ground." "Whatever you he said, "lei's not lahe pot zbois. at in- sulators." He recalled an inci- dent where three young boys, near Turner Valley were shooting insulators on a single-phase line. "He moved under the power line. He took some more pot- shots and the insulator broke free. The conductor came completely free and dropped. Thirteen thousand volts land- ed on his shoulders. Luckily a quick-thinking buddy of his pulled him out." He was saved only because he was wearing boots with in- sulated soles. But his toes were burned off. "Don't ever try to grab hold of these wires." said Mr. Cameron. "Never forget that class, for one moment, what can happen to you." Regarding accidents with conductors touching farm machinery or.other vehicles, the Calgary Power official said: "The most important thing is. stay inside that car. The only reason you get out is if the car is on fire or something. It v.'on't be long befoic wiie of our boys is on the scene to get you out." Recalling a Cardston acci- dent where a grain auger hit a power line, putting 3.000 volts through a farmer who was walking along beside the machine. Mr. Cameron said, "Look around and see where the power lines are. Make cer- tain that you know where that line is. Don't take a chance." Towns and villages in the County of Warner are behind a brief to the provincial cabinet calling for construction of a senior citizens home in Milk River without further detey. To add substance to the brief. 22 senior citizens in the, area have applied for admis- sion to the proposed complex which has been in the works for three years. A survey conducted by the Milk River chamber of com- merce shows 10 applications for self-contained type dwellings and interest from Milk River firemen get title Milk River volunteer fire department captured the provincial hoselaying title in a competition held in the town Saturday. They competed against seven other fire departments from all over Alberta and in the three event contest had the best combined time of 133.96 seconds. Coutts was se- cond with 137.74 and Westlock was third with a time of 139.87. One event consisted of coupling a hose, hooking it up and when the captain gave the order, shooting water at a metal target about 25 feet away. Milk River had the best time of 19.42 seconds. Other teams in the competi- tion were: Fox Creek, Picture Butte Redcliff, Red Deer and Sherwood Park. Red Deer was the only paid fire department in the contest. The others were voluntary. Milk River was presented the Murray Beddard Memorial Shield at a banquet and dance that followed. persons in other lodges, who are eager to return to a lodge in their own home area. Proposals for a senior citizens home were contained in a brief presented by the chamber to the provincial cabinet when it toured the county last week. The town of Milk River has offered free land for such a lodge, after a committee of three members was establish- ed in 1970 by the Milk River chamber of commerce to study the matter of a senior citizens home. Application was made by the chamber committee to the Warner County Foundation and by the foundation to the provincial government. Defeat of the Socred govern- rnent in 1971 meant negotiations had to. begin again. The area was re- surveyed for applications for residence in a lodge. The brief states, "it would appear that more than three years of hard work to promote a popular civic cause is not to be soon if at all." In another matter the chamber outlines the need for upgrading Highway 501 from Milk River to Writing on Stone Provincial Park. The chamber advocates paving this highway maintain- ing the road handles two thirds of all grain and livestock marketed through Milk River and predicts ex- pansion of the provincial with more traffic using the highway in the future. Atten- dance at the park increased by this year the brief says. "Blacktopping of Highway 501 will serve as an important alternate link from Highway 4. Milk River to Foremost, Medicine Hat. Bow Island and the Trans-Canada highway." the chamber says. Traffic from outlying dis- tricts of Foremost, Lucky Strike and Masinasin will increase, and in addition to passenger vehicles heavy traf- fic of trucks" and trailers makes pavement of the highway necessary. Herald- District Public auction planned for tax-arrears lands TABER (HNS) The Taber MD council has set reserve bids on properties with tax arrears which will be offered for sale by public auc- tion at the MD office at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Under the tax recovery act. the 44 farm properties and an additional 35 lots in hamlets, if sold, require the approval of the minister of municipal af- fairs before the sales are com- pleted. The council approved the borrowing of from Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Authority for the renova- tion of the Enchant Communi- ty Hall under a federal winter works incentive program. Council met a delegation from the Taber senior citizens organization regarding finan- cial assistance in the opera- tion of a recreation centre, for which the new nurses" residence is being secured. Council approved support to the extend of of the 000 budget for 1974. All members of the council, the secretary-treasurer and the works foreman, will at- tend the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties annual meeting at Edmonton in November. Crowsnest Pass Bureau Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., 562-2149 Send the Extra Touch of the FTD Thanksgiver. It's a special way to be there. bouquet of radiantly tresh autumn flowers for Thanksgiving. Call or visit us today. We can send your selection almost anywhere. Send a Thanksgiver. It's a special way to be there. The Thanksgiver. from Marquis Flower Shop 4th Ave. and 7th St. S. 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