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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta DISTRICT Claresholm Local Press Building Three hundred people attend the recent opening of the new Claresholm Local Press Building. From left, Mrs. Eldon (Rita) Anderson Eldon (Andy) Anderson, owner and publisher, Gordon Neale of Edmonton, former owner, and Floyd Norby, the general contractor. The Cedar Terrace has a cycle and sports firm as well as the Local Press on the ground floor and four apartments on the second storey. _____ Race track backed by Lions; Mclntyre steer offered by club Butterwick big in Brigadoon By GEOFF TAGG Special Correspondent FOREMOST (Special) Foremost Theatrical So- ciety's performance of the Lerner and Loewe musical Kr'igadoon maintained a high level of amateur dramatics. Brigadoon was presented at Foremost Community Hall before near capacity au- diences on three recent eve- nings. It was under the di- rection of Alyce Butterwick of Foremost. Musical' director was Es- ther Weeks of Orion. The story is set in Scotland as two 20th Century hunters, Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, on vacation from New York, are mysteriously projected back into the 18th Century. The two were con- vincingly portrayed by Bill Buis, Jr., and George Butterwick. They are lost "in the Scottish mists, and as they contemplate their pre- dicament, a lift in the High- land veil reveals to them the awakening village of Briga- doon, a village that comes to life for only one day in each century as the result of a "miracle." Each group finds the other very strange in speech and in custom. The villagers have gathered in the market -square to sell their wares and to discuss the final prepara- tions for the wedding of Jean- nie MacLaren, (Joan to the boyish Charlie Dalrymple, (Cliff Enter Tommy and Jeff to add complications to the oth- erwise blissful scene. Tommy falls 3n love with Jeannie's sister Fiona, played by Mu- riel Luca, and Jeff finds him- seIf reluctantly entangled with the maid Meg Brockie, Defores Butterwick giving one of her usual strong perform- ances in this role. DON'T LEAVE If anyone Jeaves Brigadoon the spell is broken for all. Harry Beaton, portrayed by Calvin Kultgen. threatens to do this because of Ms reject- ed love for Jeannie. He has to be prevented from leaving, at the cost of bis life. Tommy must decide wheth- er he wishes to return with Jeff to New York or stay for- ever in Brigadoon with Fi- ona. He decides to go back to his fiancee, Jane Ashton, (Beverly He finds this world unsatisfying and the call of the Highlands, particu- larly his love for Fiona, is stronger. TOMMY RETURNS Finally, Tommy returns once more to Scotland, to be welcomed back into the mists of time by schoolmaster Mr. Lundie (Fred leaving behind the 20th Cen- tury and all his friends, in- cluding Jeff Douglas. Leading performers Bill Buis, Muriel Luca, George Butterwick and Delores But- terwick, all veterans of pre- vious For emost productions, were tops. George Butterwick's humor- ous lines and his mimicry of Jane Ashton in the New York bar scene was delightful. Strong performances were given in some of the minor roles. Bill Butterwick, a star of past productions, again came strongly to the fore in his role as Andrew Mac- Laren. Local hotelier Mac Kennedy was great as the bartender. Other roles were played by Harvey Beacome. Joe Jack- son, Bryan Dfllenbeck and Bruce Nicoll. The musical features a to- tal of 15 songs and four dances. The best known sons' was that of Tommy and Fi- ona. It's Almost Like Being in Love, with which the first act ended. Calvin Kultgens rendition of the Sword, Dance brought prolonged applause from an enthusiastic audience. The choreography was under San- dra Wickend's direction. Breivster speaks Saturday to Junior Forest Wardens finances in top shape COWLEY (HNS) Cowley Village ratepayers learned there is in bank bal- ances and in investments as well as other revenues, mak- ing a total of With the sale in 1972 of the power utility to Calgary Power and an increase in the mill rate to 55 mills the village entered the new year in good financial shape. The surplus carried over amounted to Much interest was given to expenses involved in the build- ing of the outdoor rink. This was to a large extent paid for by a recreation grant of A new grant of is ex- pected. The Cowley Village council will ask the Pincher MD council for part of the rec- reational grant that has form- erly been turned over to Pinch- er Creek. Mayor Gordon Johnson ex- plained affairs of the village. The rink has been built, a new pump acquired for the water system, and a new well and cribbing installed. Extensive snow fences and cultivation of a tree belt are plarmed for the present year. There is a Head Start pro- gram in the community hall with government grants pro- vided. This may change to a government set-up with a kin- dergarten level of education in ihe near future. An extensive clean-up drive will, involve the village. A new garbage collection ser- vice is now in effect and it will use a new dump established >etween Cowley and Lund- breck. PINCHER CREEK (Special) George Brewster. chScf war- den, and Randy Nicholson, leadership specialise with ihc department of youth, will be here Saturday. April 7, to ad- dress a banquel. The event be held in SI. Meets April 9 COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The CoJcraan Fish and Game Association will meet Monday, April 9. It will be held 5n the Lions Hall at p m. Modern Electric of Colcman had sponsored a trophy as sec- ond prize for the black bear ev- ent. More district on page 19 John's Anglican It is un- der the auspices of the Junior Forest Wardens and Forest Guards, southern Alberta coun- cil. Members of the movement and their parents arc expected to atterd from Cotennan. Fort, Macleod. Lethbridge and Pincher Creek. Weatlier observers win praise J. R. Killoran of Standoff and Sirs. Y. D. Barnett of Whiskey Gap are among six climatologi- es! observers in Jibr region -who have (been sclecled for special recognition. Their nwmUiily reports over OK last five years wene out- standing. Each wiB receive a desk from Atmospheric Service, Edmon- PINCHER CREEK fSpecial) The Chinook Health Unit will conduct the following well-baby clinics. LUNDBRECK: T h u r s day, April 5. Anglican parish hail, to p.m. CLARESHOLM: T h u r sday. ApriJ 5. eVmentary school, to p.m. STAVELY: Monday. Apri! 5 elementary school. to p.m. COLEMAN: Tuesday. Apr-1 10. United Church Hail. lo a.m. lo p m PINCHER CREEK: Wednes- day. Aprii a I. health unit office. Jo a.m. and to p.m. BLAIRMORE: T h u r s d a y. April 12. health unit office, to a.m. and to p.m. HILLCREST: Friday. April 13. credit union office. to a. H7. Friday. Ajni 33. town hall to j-30 p m PORT MACLEOD: Tuesday! April 17, heaJlJi unit office. to p.m. NCllKR CREEK: Wcdnw.- day. April W. health ur.i] office. to a.m. and lo, p.m. CLARESHOLM: Thursday, April 19, eJemenlary school. to p.m. GRAM'M: Friday. April 27. school, 1.30 to 3-39 p.m. MAGRATH, (HNS) The Lions Club is supporting proj- ects to aid the new race track complex near the golf course south of Magrath. Tickets are being sold on a prize Melntyre steer. One has been donated for club financing for the last 32 years. The lucky draw will be made at the conclusion of the Lions' Merchandise Bingo to be held tonight at 7 o'clock in the Megratn Elementary School gym. Wednvtctoy, April 4, 1973 THE tCTHBRIOGE HERALD _ 3 New play areas for booming town Sparwood Lions boost bocci NATAL (HNS) The Efc- trict of Sparwood council has awarded land to the Sparwood Lions Club for two projects; a bocci court (Italian in the area of tte senior citi- zens housing project, and a.chil- dren's playground in the lower part of Sparwood. Council advised the Lions that two parcels of land would be available and they should work in co-operation with the two commissions. The parcel granted for the bocci court and picnic area is part of the undeveloped land behind the senior citizens hous- ing project. The land designated for the playground is behind the.mobile home lots in lower Sparwood and is adjacent to the recre- ation complex. If the two commissions agree with council that these two par- cels of land are suited to the proposals of the Lions Club, the club can go ahead with its plans for the development. The plans in turn will be re- viewed by the commissions and will later be returned to council. A meeting of 'the school board was set to complete the location of the new elementary school for the area. Council em- powered its committee to settle, the price question. The 10-acre parcel of land to be offered to tlie school board is below Pine, Avenue and west of the recre-' ation complex. The school to be located there was originally in- tended for the Elk Valley but problems of a suitable location made it necessary for the Heads golfers Ralph Rhea has been named president of the Fort Macleod Golf Club. Other officers: Bud Wil- liams, vice-president; Roy White, secretary-treasurer; Jim Wilson, men's captain; and Gwen Chambers, wo- men's captain. John Davis is past-president. school boafd to seek a site ta Ow township of Sparwood. The matter of a site for a new Sparwood hospital was again brought to council in the report from the planning com- mission. Council decided that there are three possible sites in the municipality for a hospital and they urged the hospital plan- ning committee to seek addi- tional sites from Kaiser Re- sources Limited. At the request of Miss Vallie Quarin, council decided to have the public works department take early action to fill a hole at the Quarin property at the foot of Red Cedar Drive and thereby eliminate a large pud- dle which children have been using as a play area. Alf Quattrin of Quattrfn Mo- bile Homes was in attendance to request permission to set trailer units for sale on his lots in the light industrial area prior to completion of has office building on the lots. Council conceded to the request by giv- ing him temporary occupancy for 30 days. FOR SALE Late 1970 680B Case Backhoe and loader, 2550 hours with cab. 78 and 30 inch backhoe buckets and extras. Can be financed with good established credit rat- ing. Phone 327-6387, if no answer phone after p.m. WE MUST LIQUIDATE ENTIRE STOCK AT Gov't Permit No. 983 LAKAY'S LADIES' WEAR OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. WATCH FOR DAILY REDUCTIONS FURTHER PRICE REDUCTIONS OFFERED! Many More Unadvertised Specials 712-4ih Ave. S. ;