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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, APRIL Linder To Stage Rodeo GALA FOR VETERANS TO BE THRILLING EVENT THE HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE PAGE SEVEN Pnmfee m veterans' "welcome cele- bration here at the begiiauas of Julv was given by Alderman J. A. Jardine as he the highlights of the propwwd pro- gram to the city council dar evening. An invitation ta participate in the celebration is to be extended to all veterans in Southern Alberta. The program is to be staged as a communitv-wtde undertak- ing with the committee in charge hoping; to secure the tion of every orgaafeaUon at Lethbridge. After hearing Alderman Jar- dine outline the program, coun- cil unanimously passed a reso- lution submitted by Alderman L. S. Turcotte to place in the contingency fund of the IMS estimates as an advance ant of which to pay preliminary expenses for proraoting the celebration. Ci'.y Treasurer T. H. Fleetwood was appointed treasurer of the vet erans' celebration committee. Alderman Jardine. explained that the committee bad arranged with, Herman lender to stage a rodeo during the three-day celebration, July 4-5-6, bad arranged for the la- car" Crescent midway shows and a of "hell drivers" to be here on those daies, and were also plan- ning a parade- on the opening day of the program. To be staged at the fair grouncs, the program will be featured dur- toe the afternoons by the rodeo and in the evenings by the "hell Qity (jlances Want District Show Explaining; that the veterans" celebration committee "wants to make the celehratioa as far as pos- sible a district Alderman Jardine explained that the com- mittee fell invitations should be extended Jo all veterans ia South- ern Alberta. He added that hopes were to se- cure the co-operation of every or- ganization in the city and have each of them assigned to a specific task during the celebration. He explained that, each of the five service clubs in the city had al- ready committed themselves to un- derwriting pare of any possible loss which might result, the city having agreed earlier to guarantee the most substantial share of any de- Council granted Alderman Jar- dine's requesE for the use of the council chambers by the committee for organizing tie celehratioa and responded to his appeal for an ad- vance of funds with which to fi- nance preliminaries. Mayor 4. W. Shackleford explain- ed that Mr. Pleetwood had agreed to ace as the committee's treasurer. A secretary is to be secured. Alderman Jardine explained that the Crescent Shows would be com- ing here with 11 midway rides, re- shuffling their bookings to accom- modate Lethbridge. DIES IX ENGLAND Word has feeen from Lancashire, the Harry Watwoiigh, age 79 years, brother Charles Watmough of the Oalhurst district, and of Wat- nrauch of Vaacottver, formerly this city, and the late John Watmough of Shaugh- nessy, who away April 4. T.L Ferguson New City Clerk DEATH OF BROTHER Mrs. Laara of teth- kddce. has received word of the pMmrg of her brother, J. E. Alfrey of Pine City. Wash. Mr. Alfrey was a resident of Medicine Hat and district for many years prior 1933 wlftn he came this city. After re- siding here a short time he left to make his home in the United States. DISCHARGED VETERAN GETS MENTION IN DESPATCHES Random CHRIS CASUAL TO NEW POST Rhymes Although he was discharged from the Canadian annv on August 17 of last vear, Cpl. Fraui Henry Lippuig- well'of 538-12th Street A North, has lust been mentioned in despatches. On Friday, April 12, Mrs. Lipping- well, the ek-serviceman's wife, re- ceived a letter from CoL C. Tjurin, director of records for the adjutant general, department of national defence, army extending: "On behalf of the minister of na- tional, defence and members of the army congratulations on the honor and distinction accorded Cpl." Lippingwell upon the occasion of his "being mentioned in despat- ches "in recognition of gallant and distinguished services." "The King's Certificate in connection with this award will be forwarded in due the letter said. Son of Mrs. E. lippingweU of 122-2Qth Street Sorth, CpL lapping- well was born in the city. He re- ceived his -education in Nelson, B.C., here in 193B to work at the lathbridge Pains and Body "Worts. AJeinber 20th Battery -A'member of the 20ta Reserve Batterv here, he enlisted on Sep- tember 4, 1939, when-the unit was mobilized for active service in World War Two. Ee proceeded overseas wita tne batterv. and then was transferred to headauarters of the First Cana- dian Army in February, 1944. At- tached to Head- quarters Allied Expeditionary served as the "Other Eanfc" representative there for the Canadian" army, in connection with the D-Day operations. SHAEP headquarters were situ- ated underground in an elaborate establishment of rainnels on the coast near Portsmouth, Cpl. li pingwell ipid The Herald in an interview. Quarters were of modern construction and air conditioned Throughout. The siniation of the headquarters was highly secret and many special passes were needed before admission could be gained. The D-Etey assault was directed from this underground fortress. Cpl. Lippingwell proceeded to France in "August 17, 1944. In May At the Theatres shows: "YoJanda and the -T Love a "A letter for Last complete show at "The "Cisco Kid "Happy go PURE DRUGS "We use only nationally-known drugs of the Highest quality for all prescriptions. McCAFFREY'S DRUG STORES 321 5th St. S. 414 13th St. Phone 2205 Phone 3445 WE SELL MONEY ODDERS, TOO! Insurance, Real Estate, Rentals POTATO GROWERS We are buying NETTED GEMS CARLOADS OR- TRUCKLOADS Plunkett Savage Lethbridre Phone 2584 CPL. F. H. UPPIXGWELL. Engraving. the same year he returned lorne, receiving his discharge on August 17. He is at present em- ployed By B- J- Tennant. Enlarge Space For Bird Paradise Permission was given, the Leth- ijridge Junior Chamber of Com- merce Monday evening by the city council to enlarge the former board of trade building to adequately pro- vide for the housing cf the wild life museum operated there by Wal- ter Gurney. This authority was given after the Jaycees explained Mr. Gurney had more exhibits to display but lacked the accommodation. "The junior chamber proposes contacting the service clubs in the city in this regard, and no expense whatsoever will accrue to Use city treasurer" in connection with the expansion, added the Jaycees. It was estimated that the con- struction would cost about S60G. 'It is felt that such enlargement is imperative since ue were inform- ed during -an interview with Mr. Gurney that there was a possibility of the exhibit being moved from the city for lack of adequate prem- ises." explained the Jaycees. "The junior chamber feeis that Insurance Is Speaker's Theme, Jaycees' Meet Discussions of business' matters dominated the greater portion of the regular meeting of the Leth- bridge Junior Chamber of Com- merce held in the Marquis Hotel Monday evening. Brief reports on the work of most of the committees were given. A shor; address concerning insur- it is and what K, was enjoyed by members of the I Junior Chamber, however. Guest speaker was C. Leighton of Calgary. He was introduces! to the meeting by S. Rooke. Mr. Leighton described the vari- ous kinds of insurance interests, and explained the different methods employed by insurance companies to determine just how much insur- ance rates will be. He told of the raanv valuable services, outside the actual business of insurance, which are carried on by the ance companies as a general to the public. These additional services are financed by the insur- ance comuanies themselves, he said. Referring EO the "Clean up Week" and Prevention Mr. Leighton said these programs were endorsed and supported by the underwriters associations. In the course of these programs many dormant fire hazards are discovered and removed, he said, reminding all those who might take pare in cam- j paigns that in. so doing tJiey would be participating in a true- public service. TVfld life Display With respect to the Walter Gumev wild life dispiav ia the old Board" of Trade building in Gait Park, it was brought put at the meeting that the city is in danger of losing the display, as a result of the breakings and enterings that have occurred there. Since the dis- play was assembled in its present quarters the building has been broken into on three occasions. In this connection the Junior Chamber of Commerce has taken TjtfHSN April weather is so fine It seems the world is all in line. It's time to look at Easter hats Asd sow YOUT garden seeds in "flats'" And ud> up your lawn. April cooies so clear and bright You know thas everything's all And just for once you cans resist, urge to be an ppuausv Now winter's reaiiy goae. STUDY BUILDING ILOTS FOR VETERANS I Providing avenues to help war atatiag that taxes on as veterans establish homes in Leta-i'plot would aot_ exceed per year Another city father felt that One of the proposals was to sell veterans Sots in designated areas at per lot pius costs of con- structing sewers. The other mrolv- ed fixing taxes for 15 years on are- acre irrigated plots which might fee acquired by veterans in the 5 southeastern secdon of the dty. la recent, months the city has complicated situation might de- veloo if the proposal was granted to veterans purchasing their through the Veterans' I.jnr! act. "How about the veteran who bays a five-acre pJot- himself? Would ae nos be in line for a special conces- sion." "We would'not be giriss the GEORGE S. BROWN Who has been C.P.R. car.al super- "Charley" Totten, Veteran Rail Worker, Retires AnoUier veteran railroader. C. C. Totten. has retired from service "with the Canadian Pacific Railway after many years spent on the Calgary. Lethbridge and Medi- cine Has divisions. A native cf Hastings County. Ontario, he came west in 1907 to join the CJPJt. Mr. Tctten plans to" visit relatives in Eastern Canada and as the west. coast in the immediate luture, and then he expects to retire to the coast. He is well known in Lethbridge and district, having worked at near- ly every station on the Lethbridjjs llr. "rotten learned tobea telegrapher in Hockwood. Ontario.; K LAJJ) JQ REST in 18S6. He wens to work for the v old Grand Trunk railroad that year, remaining with iinni 1906, spending the last year in the tele- graph office in Toronto's Union Station. West in 1907 Moving to the west; in 1907, he cost of constructing sewers, Monday Mayor A. THOMAS L. FERGUSON" Thomas L. Ferguson, employee at the general offices of the Canadian Pacific Railway and prominent for many years in service club activities and other undertakings here, was unani- mously appointed by the council Monday evening to succeed Frank as city cleric. Mr. Ferguson received the support of every alderman after his name had been recommend- ed bv a special committee which' considered 22 applicants for the position. Some months ago Mr. Steedman submitted his resignation and more recentlv urged the council to release him at the middle of Apnl as he'and operator on was in indifferent health. i division, resigning in 1910 to go to In appointing llr. Pergaspn to j bui! Aldensan L. a Tarcotte. "We are ____________________.._ _ W. I simply betas asSsed a gaar- Shackiefcrd urged that this policy J antee thar. The taxes w2i not go abandoned. I over a, year. If we give this asked --e coun-" -o sell the guarantee, the veterans can ger aid in veterans for of construction and to re- bate the excess already paid by these who had made purchases in j the specified sections. si y- 'os plus costs I Mr. Menzie was again asied ze- s poure-s of the council J T ex- areas block made the minister of agriculture. Hon. D. j B. MaciUUan. 1 ROBERT H. GILLESPIE wdrked for three years as agent Hat St. Augustin's Anglican church was almost filled to capacity Mon- day afternoon at funeral services for the late Henry Gillespie. city. Impressive" testimony to the popularity of the departed was w fix taxes and his reply. Td hate to see a fa oat of this council that would jrive the public the impression -that we stopped three from getting homes under the Veterans' Land insfewd Alderman Turcotte. SUPPORTED BY CASTLES His riews were stronjly sap- potted by Alderman Edward Castles. "If the Dominion is giving the we should assist continu- ed Alderman Turcotte. Culminating the discussion, Alder- ami J. A. Jardine introduced iisa following resolution, which was sup- ported by- himself and Aldermen Fred Smeed and R. J.-Sitscn. iorraer i bers of the local barbers' union at- in a bodv. while represanta- of the choir mothers'" assccia- the city clerk's position, council re- pointed at a starting salary of per month. An eraplovee of the C-PJR. for tne past 20 years, Mr. Ferguson is a married man and is 41 vears of age. He has been president and secre- tary of the iethbridge Kinsmen Club, and president, vice-president and secretary of the Alberta Tuber- culosis Association. granh office of the Grand Trunk Pacific .Railway ai Pnnce George. British Columbia. He remained there until 1916. when he went back to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. church designated for the occasion, and interment followed the obse- quies at the graveside. Mountain upon, -to assure that all win- dows to the building are fitted with bars. It has also approached the city council for permission to en- large the premises in order to pro- Tide much-needed rojam for the dis- play. Any such building program would noi be carried out with a view of making the building into a permanent site for the wild life museum, however, and in their communication to the council the Junior Chamber suggested that the disulay be moved into the present library building in the event that the public library be transferred to a new location. It was also suggest- ed that in the event that the librarv be set up in the civic centre, that the wild life display be incor- porated as part of the Horary, Reports with, respect to the pro- gress being made on the Junior Chamber's tourist bureau were given at the meeting, and activities of the film committee were briefly reviewed. Other reports dealt with the activities of the health and welfare committee and the munici- pal affairs committee. Duties of the rehabilitation com- mittee are rapidly disappearing, it was disclosed. Although the com- mittee had done- a real job in the past, at the present time the various government officials handling rehabilitation have the matter well in hand, and there is very little that the city of Lethbridge cannot afford to lose anything, particularly an exhibit such as the one now in Gait Gardens. This museum is one of! now-may be done to the best tourist attractions that! reporter! su the city has to oSer, and immed- iate action must be taken to en- sure the retention of this museum in Lethbridge-" Last year, council was told, viewed "the display. City Manager j. T. Watson ex- plained he was anxious to do all possible to help Mr. Gurney exhibit his display and he felt it was of great value. ARROWWOOD WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Paul Otcse) Norton, 72, died Sunday at her Arrowwood home. Mrs. Norton was born in Auburn. UL, and came to the Arrowwood district 27 vears ago. She was a member of the Church of Brethren there, and of the women's aia to the church. She is survived three sons, meeting of the executive recent industrial and business development ia the city was discussed. It was noted with pleasure ihat several groups and individuals had shown confidence in the future of the city by taking steps to establish busi- nesses here, the largest of these be- ing the proposed packing plant. The regional convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held in Medicine Hat on Sunday and Monday, May H and 12, it was announced. PENSION IS MAXIMUM Paul Brecken. widely known in International Kiwanis circles and 3rorninent Calgary educationist. Clew down from Calgary .Monday evening to address the- o3iciai board of Southminster Church on the comine campaign for S3.500.000 to place the Pension Fund of the United Church on a sound actuarial basis. Mr. Breckea stressed the im- portance of assuring the-maximum retiring allowance of to retired ministers. Under the existing sys- tem no assurance could guarantee the pension, but with a solid acuiar- ialic based capital a minister labor- ing" for a Tng-rimiim period of 48 years could count on receiving die Those who retired after a shorter length of service received a vear for each year served. The high salaried minister wasn't any better off than the low salaried; he got exactly the same pension. Mr. Breckea emphasized the need of strong Pension Fund as a means of encouraging younger men to enter the ministry. The average salary of a United "church minister WES around S16GO and this means there From that time- on he remained with the company, serving as an agent and operator Calgary. Medicine Hal and Lethbridge divi- sions. During the many years that he has worked on the railroad, llr. Tottea has noted great improve- ments, both in the equipment and operation. Movement of trains has been speeded up through the ad- vent of the telephone. That in- strument is now doing mueh of the work formerly accom. p 1 i s h e d i the barbers' union and included: Burns Little- Edson ilacJeod. Alec Eopper. O. J. Morrison, J. J. Mer- rick'and George Wyiie. GAS EXPLOSION A gas explosion at tae home of Derek Martin at 502 14s.h Scree; South, caused slight damage to tne stove on Tuesday, blowing oS two of the oven doors. One of the Hy- ing doers struck Mrs. Martin on the leg, causing minor injuries. The Lethbridgs fire department was called at a.m.. but they Lethbridge. After discussing the proposal, council referred it to Mr. Watson for a report and recommendations. Guarantee Needed Considerable discussion on the ax- ed taxation proposal ensued after W. Clint Miller, regional supervisor for the Veterans' Land act explain- _____________________.------ ed that three veterans were anx- j Aldermen Turcoite and Castles op- posed is: That in view of the precedent that might be established by a 2xed amount of taxation oa the Sve- acre plots and the fact that the rate of taxation on this very low at the present; time. with, very little prespecc of an increase the near future. ifr. Millsff informed that in the opinion cf sius council it is more advantageois to the veterans to lake this land under present tax rates than to have a. fixed amount of taxation." Alderman Sitson wanted assur- ance before voting that passing the resolution "is sot going to close the door to farther action." plots but could only receive __ ance under the Veterans' Land presence of many if the city extended a guarantee ard associates. Mem- that taxes during the next 15 years would not exceed S60 per annum. He explained that the taxes on one of the plots are now just over Such a guarantee was given through an amendment to the city j j charter dealing specifically with the; E veterans' subdivisions along the through the medium of the tele- found that no are had occurred as graph, providing speedier commuru- i a result of the blase. canon that requires non-sMlled j operators- Railroad personnel have heavily taxed with work during the war years due 10 the .tremendous I amount of business, Mr. Totten said in an interview with. The Herald. been eastern edge of the city. ifr. Miller explained that 30 homes are now being completed in the new subdivision and that there are sites available for another 64. He added shat he sad received ap- plications for homes there from. 32 pronerly qualified veterans. Rate of Taxation Fixed Mr. Watson explained that the rate of taxation in the Irrigated area was now 5xed at 10 mills for city purposes and 15 for school purposes. City Solicitor H. W. Menzie ruled that, according to the city's char- ter, the council had the power to set a maximum rate of taxation on anv property but could not ax _the maximum amount of taxes with- j CUE a charter amendment. i "If we couid pass a resolution j Hospital Patient Miss Kaye MacKay of WaEaer a patient "in, St. Michael's hospital with a broken arm. having been ad- mitted Monday afternoon. said it was a tribute to the rail- road that they had been able to handle efficiently the great volume of both goods and men needed in the Dominion's war effort. Assist War Effort Mr. Tottea has worfeed about four years past the normal date of his retirement. with the BT TOT IX HOSPITAL A tot, 13 months old Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heich of Turin, was brought to St. Michael's hospital on Monday afternoon with deep facial injuries caused when the child was attacked and bitten by a. dog. f I railroad in orcer to assist the war effort by helping the company during the critical years of that manpower shortage. JJow thas the i war is over and servicemen who re- quire jobs are their place on returning to find "civvy street." he feels that he has earned his re- tirement. Speaking of the divisions on which he had worked, the retiring telegrapher stated that the C.P.R. was fortunate in having the class j cot money FORMER WRENTHAM RESIDENT PASSES A councilman for the Warner Municipal District No. 36 for a number of years. Christian Peter Christensen away at HuTftU JM Gleichen on April 14, at the age of 76 years. A native of Denmars. tj; Tjnijcd States However, it was that drew them to H was the call to service. They need- ed some guarantee, however, that at retirement they would receive a pension: very few of them could save anything on the salaries they were paid, and at a time when they were bringing up and educating children. The camoaign begins on Bunds-, April 28th. and runs for two weeks- Southminster Church is ac- cepting its allocation through unan- imous action of the oSicial board and will raise the money during a campaign later on in the year. French In Dire Need of Clothing The need for clothing !s Paris is greater than ass the j people at home not to let us down, is the message that Madame George Vanier, wife of Major General j __ George Vanier. D.S.O.. the Canadi- an ambassador to France, sends, back to Canada in support of the j National Clothing Collection cam- paign sponsored by the Canadian] Allied Relief, which will take place j from June 17th to June 29th. Madame Vanier has been busy helping the French poor with gifts I of clothing and other things for many months, and she told a cor- I iespondent m Paris that some of the scenes in which she has par- ticipated have been almost heart- breaking, especially when children are all men of great experience, something which counts very heavi- ly in railroad work. He also said that he had found officials to be very fair and appreciative of the good work done by their employees. itr. Totten's retirement was ef- fective the end of March. Garden Manure PHONE 2729 and we wfll supply you witH afl your requirements Reidel Cartage Chrome Plated EXHAUST TAIL PIPE EXTENSIONS With Red Reflector MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Wreckers AEROSOL INSECTICIDE DISPENSERS D.D.T.. with QO. Freon Morris Barrett HARDWARE Renewing POLICY Before ANY PHONE 3M3 FOR COVERAGE Be Wise-Insure With GUARANTEED VULCANIZING All sizes of Tires and Belt Splicing Trimbles for Tires 316 Eleventh St. S. Thone 2007 City Visitor Donald G. Gaetz. of ILethbridge. Js a business visitor in the city from Calgary. Take Special Tonic Praised by doctors Fed New Normal Pep, Verity. Be Pay a Cent Thcpaszad-i ef weak, tirrf. worn-oat. 1-aofied 49. had Kotten the here of tora. edaithese-tome. ___________ their patients. Kow placed in drujT everyone can them. Contain tonic for people of SO. <9. W, laci IKTTOX! or -worn-out. oH iron. Intyodiicwry Tonic Tab- j Ms today. If not atV.sh-jeA "ith risur. -vital- t ity an4 that TWJ refuiwjs low at eH yxd droz storo We Hare a Stock of the New Radiator Tubular CORES For Chevrolet, Chrysler and Dodge and LET OUR EXPERT MECHANICS TAKE CAKE OF 0 Motor Tone-up Gas and Oil Check TJre Brake Xew Faint Job Bod? Work NORTH LETHBRIDGE MOTORS AND AUTO WRECKERS AUTHORIZED GOODYEAR TIRE DEALERS 301-307 13th Street N. Phone 4268 have sought for some clothing and pj w Snrrjm- QTIX C'areECS. all Cf D Arrowwood; five daughters, Mrs. E. as a young man, residing in rone available. Miller Claresholm: Mrs. P. Shauo. i until he came to the -Wreiuhara "E tns people at home could only Grand Coulee. Wash Mrs. D. j district in 1917. farming there tui realize how great the cetd :or Beagle, Arrowwood; Mrs. R. Shultz. two years ago, when he to Mulholl. OSda.; Mrs. L. Johnson, i Gleichen. Spptome. Wash., and 30 grand- 1 He was unnamed, children. Her husband. 1943. in Arrowwood. Rev. M. Kreiger ckrthuig: is in Paris. I am sure they would make every effort to and Ss sur- pat something aside to she funeral services Tuesdav Church of Brethren, Arrowwood. the community cemetery. nothing to replace the rags on 1 his back, broke down and wep; when Chnstensen Bros., funeral direc- i a package of clothing was found 1 tors, are in charge of j that utied first, good j clothing he had received in drivers are in danger o: losing their. LCITtOn JlllCC RfeClpft burial to follow in Arrowwood ceme- tery. five Announcement P, Staples Brown M.D., C-M. has opened an office at 106 Maclean Block, dtlsary, Alberta Particular attentioa to Skin Phone M5344 Residence: 3033 "a Street, West licenses. Magistrate R. J. has warned in police court. Brown i LOOKS