Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Oil company, rancher settle roadway dispute Saturday, Septtmbtr LETHBRIDQE HERALD-H By D'ARCY R1CKARD Herald District Editor FOREMOST Lynn Brower, of the Etzikorn dis- trict and the sprawling Brower Ranching Company, said yesterday he is very happy the County of Forty Mile is opening IVfe miles of road allowance on his ranch in the Aden district Speaking to a special ses- sion of the county council, Mr Brower said the Lethbndge Herald story of Tuesday, Sept. 25, headlined "Oil well crews, ranchers battle over inferred that the Brower Ranching Company tried to block access to Canadian- Montana Gas Company by refusing them permission to Herald- District Cattle patrol stepped up NATAL (HNS) The RCMP is stepping up its patrols to protect cattle in rural areas The move answers a B.C. Cattlemen's Association re- quest and follows increased rustling The association is also stressing it is offering rewards up to for infor- mation leading to the convic- tion of any person caught stealing or killing cattle. Pension man plans visit Canada Pension Plan representative R F. Viney will be in Taber Wednesday from 1pm to 4 p m Mr Viney will ans- wer questions on the pension plan, old age security and the guaranteed income supplement. He will also assist in the filing of applications for those who are now or soon will be qualified for these benefits. He will be at the administration building in Taber. Top pupils get awards ETZJKOM (HNS) Dennis Wiggell, top Grade 4 pupil, and Ricky Robinson, top Grade 6 pupil, received prizes at a recent Etzikom Home and Schoool meeting. Dennis received a dic- tionary and Ricky a pen and pencil set Mrs. Delbert (Helen) Kraft was elected president Other officers are Mrs George (Velma) Rumple, Mrs. Dave (Marilyn) Shauf, Mrs. Dave (Wally) Jenson and Mrs. John (Olive) Lanz Arts courses available PICTURE BUTTK (Special) Recreation direc- tor Morley Roelofs says courses are now available in painting, dancing, writing and deserve to pay less for fire insurance Thoy do at Abstainers' Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fowor accidents, fewer home inos That s why we can m- "uiro for less If you rp a non-drinker can you afford not to look into Abstainers' insurance for your home HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rdAve. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINERS' INSURANCE COMPANY ofi'y CaracJ Company prov d nc nd eicusvcly To volleyball and also scheduled are women's keep fit classes Registration forms and in- formation are available at the recreation office here. Telephone 732-4774 for infor- mation Raymond seminar a success RAYMOND (HNS) A successful two-day "schools without failure" seminar has been concluded at the Ray- mond Elementary School. Directing it were Jean L. Moore, supervisor of guidance for the Foothills school division; and Lena A. Mclnerney of the Educator Training Centre, California Representing County of Warner schools was superintendent Garfield Pot- vin The University of Lethbndge war represented by Dr. John Percevault and Dr Robert Gall Dr William Glasser of California founded the course. Objective of the course is to develop an effective staff, stu- dent and parent com- munication, to motivate students through personal in- volvement, and to remove stu- dent labels which cause failure. SALE THOROUGHBREDS Properly of Lord and Lady Roderlc Gordon RACING STOCK BREEDING STOCK and SHOW HORSES Sat. Oct. p.m. CENTRAL ALBERTA SALES PAVILION LACOMBE, ALBERT A (100 miles north of Calgary on Highway Write of Phone for Catalogue to SHADY SPRING FARM BENTLEY, ALBERTA TOC OJO TELEPHONE 1-748-3934 travel over a road allowance. Also attending vias Bill Butterwick, CMC superinten- dent at Pendant D'Oreille. The Herald story was in fact referring to a trail seven- eights of a mile long which runs east across section 17, township 1, range 8 on Brower Ranching Company land to a well owned by Canadian- Montana Gas on Miss Ayleson Kunzli's land This is not a legal road allowance. It was used by Canadian-Montana for 20 years but when problems arose on Brower Ranching Company gates near another old wagon trail, which runs through section 9, township 1, range 8, a legal right-of-way owned by Canadian-Montana, use of the seven-eighths of a mile road was denied. Subsequently the damage claim on the old wagon trail, used in the early days of pioneers travelling from the Spencer Ranch to Butte, Mont was settled with Canadian-Montana and the ranching company and the gas firm continue to enjoy a good working relationship as they have for more than 20 years. The well in question was not on Brower Ranching Company land and Lynn Brower says "we have never refused per- mission for them to service leases on our land He says there are five producing wells on the ranch, "which we have never refused them access to at any time Regarding the various in- cidents of friction between oil companies and ranchers, Mr. Brower says it is oil people in general, trucking outfits, contractors of any description and not Canadian-Montana employees, who have pulled fence posts "The local employees of Canadian-Montana have been most he said. "I want it understood, and very plain, that we are not try- ing to deprive them access to any well." Brower Ranching Company has signed over to the county a short-angled corner in the southeast of section 17 which will enable the new road, on the road allowance, to bypass a spring At the same time, a corral, sitting right on the road allowance, will be detoured. Mr. Brower says he asked that the road allowance be opened when 'Canadian- Montana asked for 66 feet on the seven-eighths of a mile trail. Their other legal right- of-way is only 33 feet wide. At the same time he says 33 feet is not adequate for an oil rig. "There will be no problem in the future when they get their road in there, None whatever The county will build the road The road allowance leases were cancelled effec- tive Oct. 1. At the same time, Mr. Brower took exception to The Herald's quotation of Coun. Russell Scratch that "big equipment often can't squeeze through ranchers' gates Mr Brower explained that the gates involved "aren't our gates, they are squeezing through their own gates." However, oil firms ap- parently do not push their rigs through their own gates but use gates provided by ranchers in the fence beside the roads Mr. Brower says the new road will have five Texas gates all up to 20 feet wide "which will accommodate all their equipment." In another matter regarding accommodation for oil drill- ing workers at Manyberries. in which The Herald reported dissatisfaction with accom- modation, it appears most of the workers are satisfied with their accommodation and with beverage facilities at Manyberries Preschooler, infant clinics start Tuesday COALDALE The Barons- Eureka Health Unit is spon- soring the following infant and pre-school r limes. COALHURST: Tuesday, Oct 2, in the Coalhurst High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.30 to 4 p.m. TABER: Tuesday, Oct 2, in the health unit office in the ad- ministration building, from 10 a m. to 12 noon and to 4 p m BARNWELL: Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. IRON SPRINGS: Wed- nesday, Oct. 3. in the school from 1 30 to p.m. COALDALE: Thursday, Oct. 4, in the health unit office in the town office building, from 10 a m. to 12 noon and 1 30 to 4 p.m TABER: Thursday, Oct. 4, in the health unit office, in the administration building, from 10a.m. to 12 noon and to4 p m. GRASSY LAKE: Friday, Oct 5. in the Chamberlain School from 1 to 3 p.m. For social service ap- pointments telephone Coaldale 345-3388, or Taber 223-3911. The medical officer of health urges parents to ensure iheir children are fully protected against contagious disease and tooth decay. In- formation on venereal dis- ease, a mounting health problem, is readily available and is fully confidential. Dinner lost to intruder BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Mrs. Larry Peterson of Blairmore was awakened by a black bear sitting on her outside porch platform eating what Mrs. Peterson had planned to cook for her husband's supper Mrs Peterson had planned to cook a moose heart for her husband's supper The bear's acute sense of smell located the meat Crowsnest Pass Bureau Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., 562-2149 to.., Correspondent in Your Area CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN ................................235-3581 M. M. GRIMSEN (SP) ...............................235-3615 COALDALE MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI ...........................345-3921 COUTTS MRS. HENRY HACKE ..............................344-3782 COWLEY C. A. WEEKES ......................................628-3801 CRANBROOK, B.C. NANCY MILES..................................... 426-3232 DELBONITA Q.E.DALTON ......................................653-2181 Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising v'' 7''' Oil rig near Manyberries Sarcee Drilling of Calgary moves its giant- long with Anderson Exploration and Home Oil. In- oil rig 10 miles southeast of Manyberries terest is reviving in the Manyberries field and the to begin drilling for gas and oil. Canada-Montana County of 40-Mile is busy adjudicatma friction be- Natural Gas of Butte, Mont., is in on the venture, a- tween the oil and gas firms and ranchers Claresholm byelection scheduled for Nov. 7 Scout supper Thursday CLARESHOLM (HNS) A byelection to fill one town council seat and a plebiscite on a money bylaw involving a loan by the Claresholm Curling Club will be held here Nov. 7. Ratepayers will vote to fill a council vacancy caused by the resignation of C. B. Thomas The plebiscite was spurred by a petition, signed by more than 10 per cent of the property-owners. They oppos- ed town council's backing of a loan by the curling club for an artificial ice plant in the new arena. The money was to come from the local credit union at 10 per cent over 15 years. The ice plant project is now delayed until after the Nov. 7 plebiscite. FOREMOST (Special) The Foremost and district group committee of the Boy Scouts is sponsoring a pot luck supper Thursday, at p.m. at the Foremost Communitv Hall It is for all people who are interested in the formation of a new branch of the Scout movement in Foremost, the Beavers 2 men fined each for shooting cow moose CRANBROOK (Special) Fines of each were recently levied in provincial court on Timothy Charles Caisse and Joachim Brosowski of New West- minster for a game infraction. Their hunting licences were suspended for a year and the carcass of a cow moose con- fiscated It is illegal to shoot a cow moose this season in the game management area. On information from people of Gilnockie Creek, a search warrant by fish and wildlife conservation officers located the carcass at Kimberley where the hunters were visiting THINKING OF A NEW HOME? Why not give REVELSTOKE a call. 64 Plans to Choose From. In the Cardston area contact our representative: JIM SCHAFFER Of G. L. Schaffer and Sons. Phone 653-3543 Jim Schaffer Affiliated with Revelstoke Companies TABER Ltd. Phone 223-2424 DIRTY FURNACE FILTERS WILL ROB YOUR HOME OF HEAT THIS WINTER! These illustrations show the importance of keeping filters clean. c L E A N F I L T E R CLEAN FILTER DIRTY FILTER Clean furnace (ilters function correctly, allow Clogged furnace filters reduce the flow o( warm the free passage of clean, warm air to heat your air. The result: Loss of heat and possible over- home. 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