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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tfiurtdoy, April 19, 1973 THE UETHBRiBGV HERALD 33 Reuben James Carnahan, 93, happy when holding wrench Hale and hearty at 93 Reuben James Carnqhan of Blairmore marked his 93rd birthday recently. He quit working, smoking and chewing tobacco in 1950 but still loves to tinker with his auto- mobile. VERN DECOUX phato. By VERN DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau BLAIRMORE Full of vim and vigor at 93. Reuben James Carnahan of Blair- more figures he won't work any more. He still likes to tinker with his small foreign car. Mr. Carnahan was born at Wheatland, Iowa, April 4, 1880. In 1911 he decided to come to this country to work. He migrated to Bassano by train. In the event he would not like tha country, he pur- chased a return ticket. Need- less to say he liked what he found and he still holds the return half of the ticket. He grinned as he told of his arrival at Bassano. A friend who had obtained work for him there was supposed to meet him on his arrival but his friend left before Reuben got off of the train, it being in two sections. Finding himself alone in a strange world, Mr. Carnahan headed for the town to get a hotel room. He walked into the hotel wearing his high, stiff Chris- tie hat and to his amaze- ment he found that the hotel lobby was also a bar room. This was unheard of back home as saloons were obli- gated by law to be located far away from any public build- ings such as a hotel He looked around the bar and everyone there was wearing caps or soft hats. He wondered, "what have I got myself After meeting a few of the fellows he found i ond stampede held. they were a pretty decent sort of folk and his spirits lifted. Next morning he went into the street and there, to his joy, came his friend walking down the street, also wearing a high stiff Christie hat. Mr. Carnaham worked in the Bassano and Brooki; dis- trict breaking and plow- ing land. He claims "I've plowed a million acres of land." He attended Calgary Stamp- ede in 1912, the first or sec- Medical writers blasted New look for Raymond grounds EDMONTON (CP) Sensa- tionalism and "breakthrough syndrome" reporting of medical news is detrimental to pa- tients, says Dr. T. A_ McPher- son, acting chairman of the University of Alberta's immun- ology department. Dr. McPherson says such re- porting falsely raises the hopes of many sick persons across the country. Dr. McPherson was referring to a published report of a week- end speech he gave to the On- tario division of the multiple sclerosis society of Canada. The reports quoted him as saying He began working for the West Col'ieries mine bsre in 1918 and says that after 32 jears as a hoistman engin- eer "I wore the job out and vice He said that on his birthday in 1950 he re- ceived notice of his termina- tion from the collieries. He quit chewing and smoking the same day and added "I've never worked a day since and I guess I never will again." His main hobby is tinker- ing with his small foreign car. His daughter, Elizabeth drivss him around. He one new car in his lifetime and says the new one was the worst he ever had. He is the oldest of a fam- ily of nine children. He has a brother and a sister living at Chicago. Many friends in town called in on his birthday to wish he and his wife well. oday's FUNNY 1972 t, NU, IK. HAIK-RAISING CAST TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. (CP) Advice from Jack Beliveau: Never break your leg in Mo- "occo. He did and the doctors who set his leg forgot to place plastic between the plaster and the skin. The result was a lot of discomfort as the plaster pulled at the hair on his leg. The situa- tion was remedied upon his re- turn to Canada. Increased returns for farmers EDMONTON (CP) Special crops such as mustard seed and buckwheat could provide Al- berta fanners increased returns on their operations, especially where they can be used as summerfaUow alternatives, the export marketing officer with the Alberta detiflrteent of agri- culture says. Dave Durksen said in a statement some contracting companies are offering six cents per pound for tyrom and oriental mustard, more than eight cents per pound for yellow mustard and up to per bushel for buckwheat all double the prices of two years ago. Bu f n SOUTHERN AL8ERTA BUSINESS SAMPLER ShirJey McLaine Rent-a-Truck MEMBER FORD RENTACAR SYSTEM researchers "significant" have produced results in at- RAYMOND (HNS) Re- construction is way at Victoria Park, home of the Ray- mond S-aznpede and race track. Most of the equipment in- cluding arena, race track as well as some of the buildings, was taken down by a crew of workmen under the assistance plan for unemployment. The arena fence has been re- built, July The material used is new. The fence .has been equipped v-ith plank rails both on the in- side and outside for measure. Some work has been done on [he arena chutes. These were all remade during recent years. They are now in first clnss condition again, ready for action. The race track has bean re- designed, taking out some of the "bugs" cf the old trade. Tile new design brings the track to a standard track for A'bsrfa tempts to enable multiple scler- osis patient to temporarily re- I gain body use by treating them with a. serum normally used safety j has built a new holding stable seating capacity as the grand- on organ transplant patients. I for club calves. stand and two ssts of bleachers report went on to, quote Grandstand and race barns i are located on the south of the Dr- McPherson as saying the i treatment is not in any sense a are being given a new paint j arena. Within the enclosure of These new buildings have all ilt, making it ready for the j racing. The one-half mile track ily 1 cslebration. is 40 feet wide. There is a clear view from the grandstand and bleachers. The Raymond Rope Club been built within the past few years. A fire years ago claim- ed the racing stables. A cy- clone, very unusual in the area, caught the roof of the grand- stand and tossed it across the field. New bleachers were built last year on the north side of. the arena to accommodate 100 fans. This added much to the the cure. park, which has been refenced, j Dr. McPherson said after re- three ball diamonds have been turning from the meeting the laid out to be finished to stan- story left the general impres- dard design. There will be a j sion that the drug therapy could riding ring for the 4H horse j be applied to all multiple scler- club and other riding groups of i osis patients. He said the serum the town. Improvements have been: made at the picnic grounds and shelters where all of the dead trees and branches have been i trimmed out and removed. These will be cut and made ready for firewood. A drainage system for the park has been surveyed and is j moving ahead. This portion of the program is long past due. j The extra soil being brought in for the low spots should control the moisture that has accumu- i lated in this spot in past years. j The drainage system is de- signed to pay close attention to i drainage for the race track and the arena area. j Victoria Park was a gift i to the town during the early days. The gift came from Ray- mond O. Knight founder of the town. The area was given for an out-door recreation park. It is located within walking dis- tance of the residential area of the town. During the sum- mer months it is used exten- sively for civic and private parties, for picnics and sports. Strom critical of publicity campaign i EDMONTON The I government's S175.000 publicity J campaign aim 3d at drinking drivers isn't really helning. i says former Premier Harry Strom. The only approach with any hope of success is to make much tougher as has done in countries 1 i k c Norway. Mr. S rcm -SC Cypress) told the Icgis'aiure. I Ralph S3rcnsor. SC Scdgewick Coronation' rr- i ported on a program in Hun- j gary to "withdraw" confirmed alcoholics society and subject them In work in ed institutions. j "I hope it doesn't come !o i thiF in he said. "But j i it certainly is a problem that i I1 think we have to watch close- ilv" Gordon Taylor heller) said "a publicity cam- paijm does help. i j "As a matter