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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta April 18, 1972 THE LE7H1R1DGI HERAID 3 POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKAIU) A lot of people have asked me if I really did liavc a horse with a plnss eye, like myself. Yes 1 did. And I used to buy new, bifl, brown glass eyes for jny horse. Yes, whenever my horse knocked his head on the cor- ral, breaking his eye, I used to go right down to the depart- ment store and get him a new one. I remember one day, they Were having one of their fabu- lous China sales, I got him a good eye on sale. The clerk gave il a little lap with a spoon. Ping! Jusl a lit- lie tap, ping, and it rang true. Good, solid China. Boy, lhat glass eye was beautiful. Now, I'd brush old Peepers down. His coat would get real shiny. Then we'd go out for a canter. What a pair we were, horse and rider, the sun flash- ing off his eye and mo looking over the range for empties. Liko IT. L. Mencken used to say: "Nature is a place to throw old beer cans." And I bad to watch out for beer hot ties, lossed at Birdseye Hanch by the Waterlon celebrants. My horse's glass eye was bigger than mine. His was about the size of an egg, may be a little smaller. Just a bit smaller than one of. those China eggs we used to put un- der the hens to make them think they'd laid one. This would spur them Into laying something real. Fact is, one lime ray horse look Us eye out and carelessly left it in the manger. A hen sat on it, no doubt thinking it was her egg. She laved a dozen more. Well my horse was a fine animal, had a steady gaze, could look a wild cow straight in the eye without flinching. Kept bumping into things though. Always had to watch him, Always knocking over things. One time he ran righl inlo the outhouse and scared the heck out of me. Thank- fully, f wasn't riding him. The horseflies used to come zooming in on him. crash, knocked out cold. He didn't feel a thing! A beautiful little horse, ho was, tho apple of my eye. As T reflect back, Peepers and I had a lot of adventure: together. One time wo were crossing the Rlood reserve and gol bold up by a small band of Indians. They wanted to play mar- bles. I used my horse's eye for shooter and won every mar- ble in Standoff. It was a sad day for me when Peepers left the ranch, sold, if I remember correctly, to an optometrist on the ro- serve. Long Time No See. Well, such is life, over be- fore we know it. Just a blink and it's gone. Before Peepers left, how- ever, wo look something to re member him by. We needet that beautiful glass eye lo cover a jar of preserved peach es. Good night mom. Pupil-teacher ratio probed. TO SPEAK 1, o r c n C. Dunn, 5 member ot the First Council ot 70 ot the LDS Church will speak at the Al- lierta Stake Conference Sat- urday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Cardslon. He was director of communications for the N'cw England council for economic developm c n t in Boston, Mass., before liis full-time cliurcti assignment in 1968. A graduate of I h c Drigliam Young University and Boston University, lie also was a newspaper editor and director of: public rela- tions. COFFEE DRINKERS Tlie Swedes drank an averagi of 12 cups of coffee a day in IH7J. PINCH Ell CHEEK (Special) some recent qucs- ions about the real meaning of an objective of having a inpil-teacher ratio of In :hc 1972-1973 school year, the icard of Pinchcr Creek school division discussed the matter at a recent meeting. It was noted the number of pupils in Ihc division in 1971- 72 was and there were 33 teachers on the staff, giving a ratio of The staff included adminis- trators, librarians, a counsellor and specialists in music, read- ing, band, arts and crafts, h o m e economics, industrial arts, business education and physical education. Teachers who could ho classified as class teachers or home room teachers number- ed fA, or an average of In oilier words, the average number of children in any class is 23.3. The other personnel arc sup- port staff employed in admin- islralion, in counselling, in li- brary services, and in provid- ing specialized classes to groups of children ranging in actual numbers from about 6 to 3G. Present financial pressures have meant that Ihc board plans lo cut staff next year to a total of about 77 teachers at un average ratio of (i f present enrolments are main- Some of the reduction In staff will be among those classified as support staff, made possible by t h e dropping of some pro- grams by reductions in spe cialty areas and by increased workloads on other teachers. Other reductions will be home room teachers and thi will mean that actual clas size will have to increase beyond the average of that was the case this year. Planners meet COALDAM5 (HNS) Sev- eral lown fathers will attend the annual meeting of the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission lo be held Friday, April 21, in Ericksen's Family Restaurant, Lethbridge. The theme is recreation in the 1970s, Mayor A. F. Blakie is coun- cil representative on the plan- ning commission. YOUNG SOLDIERS Jay Pearson, loft, Bobby Collen, both of Forl MactsocJ, enroll os "young soldiers" in the Salvation Army at tho first ceremony of ifs kind ot Forl Ma-leod since 1969, The Cilade! has been vacant for monlhl but now Envoy CaroU Pickering, 20, of England. SgL Darleno Colton 18, of Prince Albert Sask., and commun- ily helpers ore rebuilding the vilal dedicalion tlin Salvation Army is so known for. -Mrs Ted Swihor! Photo More district on page 8 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Blairmorfc PhonB 562-2M> Reject student requests TABER (HNS1 No change In student privileges nt tho Vauxhall High School resulted I from a recent represeniation of a students' delegation at a meeting of the Taker division's scliooT board. In a well-prepared and pre- sented petition, the students sought the privileges of a stu- dents' lounge, of driving cars during the noon hour, and leav ing school to go up dur- ing spare periods. The trustees were in sym- pathy will) tlie request for n lounge as a students venture for holding student council and committee meetings, and a place to retire during spare periods. However, though tho board approved in principle the re- quest, no suitable place is available at the school as all rooms are required for class instructional purposes. The board confirmed its present policy (hat students are not allowed lo drive up- lown during the noon hour without, the permission of the principal, and turned thumbs down on the request for free- dom lo pleasure drive during coon-time. The board's stand Is based on the responsibility given the school under the Kchool Act, including the noon period. How- ever, town students going home for lunch are the re- sponsibility o[ the parents dur- ing the noon break. The third request to leave school during spare periods was only partially approved, Kludcnts who live in lowu arc altnucrl to go home during spare periods, but Ihe hoard refused permission for students lo spend spare periods lown. Hoard chairman Ilebcr T. An- derson told Ihe student repre- sentatives the hoard's appre- ciation of their well presented requests, and confirmed that Ihe board is always willing (o listen lo student body requests .since student council affairs arc an Important part ot llie total school activitlea, APRiL 13th THRU APRIL 22ndf 1972. 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