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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKAIU) A lot of people have asked rue if I really did have a horse vilh a plass eye, like myself. Yes I (fid. And used to buy new, biR, brown glass eyes lor JNV 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 wera having one of their (abu- lous China sales, I got him a good eye on sale. The clerk gave it a little lap with a spoon. Ping! Jusl a lit- tle tap, ping, and it rang true. Good, solid China. Boy, that 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 me looking over the range for empties. Like II. L. Mencken used lo say: "Nature is E place to throw old beer cans." And I had to watch out for beer bot- tles, tossed ot Birdseye Banch by the Waterloo, 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 ot those China eggs we used lo put un- der the hens to make them think they'd laid one. This would spur them Into laying somelhing real. Fact is, one lime my horse look lu's eye out and carelessly left it in the manger. A hen sat on il, 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 tbe eye without flinching. Kept bumping into things though. Always bad to watch him, Always knocking over things. One time he ran right into the oulhou.se and scared the heck out of me. Thank- fully, I wasn't riding him. Tbe horseflies used to come zooming In on him, crash. knocked out cold. He didn't feel a Ihlngl A beautiful little horse, he was, the apple of my eye. As I reflect back, Peepers and I had a lot of adventures One time we were ossiug the Blood reserve and 1 held up by a small band Indians. They wanted to play mar- es. I used my horse's eye for shooter nnd iron every mar- e in Standoff. It was a sad day [or me icn Peepers left the ranch, Id, if I remember correctly, n optometrist on the re- rvc. Long Time No See. such is life, over he- re we know it. Just a blink rj it's gone. Before Peepers left, how- er, we look something to re ember him by. We needed at beautiful glass eye lo iver a jar of preserved peach- Good night mom. Reject student requests TABER (HNS) No chang. In sludent privileges nt tin VBUxliall High School results from a recent representation o a students1 delegation at a meeting of the Taber division': scliool board. In a nnd pre- sented pclilion, the slutlent, sought (he privileges or a slu dents' lounge, of driving car; during the noon hour, and ing school lo go up tovm dur ing spare periods. The trustees were in sym pathy with (he request for f lounge as a students venture fo holding student council an committee meet ings, and place to retire during spur periods. However, though the boar approved in principle the ro quest, 3io suilalilc place i available nL the school as a rooms are required (or clas instructional purposes. TliG board confirmed il present policy (hat studcnl are not allowed to drive up lawn d tiring the noon hou without the permission of Ih principal, and turned Ihuml down on thft request for fre school during spare perioc TTOS only partially Students vim live in I own m allowed! to go home spare periods, hut the hoar refused permission for shi lo spend spare periods town. floard chairman Ilchcr T. An derson told the student, repp scnlalivcs the hoard's appn ci.il inn of their well prcsente requests, and confirmed til Ihr honrd is always willing listc-n lo student body reqiio MIICC hlurlcnt council affai arc an Important part ot II total Ecliool activities, .____ Tunday, April IB, 1972 THF IHHBRIDGI HFKALD 3 TO SPEAK 1- o r c n C. Dunrj, s member of the First Council of TO of the LDS Church will speak al the Al- lierta Stake Conference Sat- urday and Sunday, April 23 mid 30, at Carrislorj, FIc was director of communications for the New Kngland council for economic dcvelopm c n t in Boston, Mass., before liis full-time church assignment in I9HS. A graduate of Ihr, Urigliam Young University and Boston University, lie also was a newspaper editor nnd director of public rela- tions. COFFEE DRINKERS The Su-edfts drank an average of 12 cups of coifee a day in Pupil-teacher ratio probed VlNCHEIl CniCEK (Special) some recent qucs- lions about the real meaning ot iin objective of having a pupil-teacher ratio ol In the 1972-1973 school year. NIC honrd o( Pinclicr Creek school division discussed the mailer jit a recent mccling, It was noted the number of pupils in Ihc division in IS71- 72 was and llicrc were 33 Icachers on the slafr, giving a ratio of The staff included adminis- trators, librarians, a counsellor and specialists in music, read- ing, hand, arts anil crafts, home economics, industrial arts, business education and physical education. Teachers who could ho classified as class teachers or hoine room leacliei-s number- ed (H, or an average of In oilier words. Ihc average number of children in any class is 2.13. The other personnel arc sup- port slalf 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 aboul 6 lo 30. Present financial pressures have meant that the board plans lo cut staff next year to a lo'.al of about 77 teachers at ;m average ratio ol (i f present enrolments are main- Some of the reduction in slaff v ill he among Ihosc classified as support slaff, mode possible by t h c dropping or some pro- grams by reductions in spe- cialty areas and by increased workloads on other teachers. Other reductions will he home room teachers anil this will mean Uiat actual class size will have to increase beyond the average of that was the casa this year. Planners meet COALDAI.1C H1NS) 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, Lellvoridgc. The theme is recreation in the 1970s, Mayor A. F. Blakie is coun- cil representative on the plan- ning commission. YOUNG SOLDIERS Jay Pearson, loll, Bobby Culler., both o( fort Maclsod, enroll os "young soldiers" in the Salvation Army al tho first ceremony of its kind at For! Ma-leod since 1969, The Cilade! has been vacant for months but now Envoy CaroU Pickering, 20, of England, Sgt. Darleno Collon 18, of Prince Albert Sosk., and commurv ily helpers ore rebuilding Ilie vital dedication thn Salvation Army is 10 well known for. -Mrs Ted Swihorl Photo More dislricl Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vermin Decoux, Resident Blairmart PhonR 562-2H9 APRIL T3th THRU APRIL 22ndf 1972. 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Mods) Box of 50 tongs Box of 50 Long Riflei Box of 50 76c 86c 96c Double HIBACHl sire with aluminum li. Wood handle 7.77 FIRE EXTINGUISHER 8.99 Refillabla dry chemical Safely handlo presiure indicator, mounting bracket CO-OP TRACTOR BATTERY 10.88 6 volt 80 amp. IB month guarantee CO-OP POLY BATTERY CP27C-80 12V SO omp. 50 month guarantee. 19.88 Engine BrJggs A Stroffon, Timken bearings, unbreakable, tines, 10" tractor tread tiros 179.00 6.99 GALVANIZED PAIL Ex. Heavy, 12 ql. 1.44_ 6 FT. WOOD STEP LADDER Steps reinforced willi steel rod. 9.97 Con LONG HANDLE RD MOUTH SHOVEL Made, hollow bock 2.99 HOSE NOZZLE Pislol typs Ic 99' CANADIAN MADE BOW RAKE 14 leclli. handlo 2.33 it- i, ni Plastic GARDEN HOSE 50 ft. x transparent Reinforced 2.66 GREAT SAVINGS AVAILABLE NOW DURING THE CO-OP SPRING SAVINGS EVENT! 3 H.P. Briggi i Slratlon Engine, Chrome plated Tee nandle, 7" placlic wheels, Easy height adjustment 69.88 ;