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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald THIRD SECTION August 1973 PAGES 23-30 'Bos still hit not-so-open road By TOM Newspaper Enterprise Association My road calls lures South and North. Most roads lead me My road leads me forth. Boxcar graffiti Utah It looked like a scene out of the De- pression- Three tattered men sitting around a campfire on t h e banks of the Ogden .cooking meatballs over a sterno can. A hobo complete with a lean-to and a mangy dog burning his nose on the cooking pot. One of the bums was into a I sow this babe run- ning along the train out of Vegas and I reached down to pull her up. She weren't more 'n a hundred a httle but good lookm1 as hell. She said she was from San Francisco and had been bummin' for more 'n a year- We talked for 50 miles or so. I didn't do nothin.' Then all of as sudden she says to I don't want to be like a I want to be treated like a woman-' Wooo- We had at it right man. Right there1 Some it nev- er change. Hobos have been wandering throught he world for more than four telling the same ribald and usually exaggerated stories. The Oxford English Diction- ary says tramps were ob- n the Europe of 1664 when a bard of the time re- ported them as durty 'tis a shame to see Bums became an American phenomenon in the late 1800s when disillusioned Civil War veterans took to the rails in search of employment. And the summer of here they still are as footloose and raunchy as ever. It's not quite like days gone perhaps. No one has ever took a census count of but it is likely there are fewer today than. during the Depression when I'm a became a cry of absolute desperation. the vagabond oppor- tunities are no longer so sim- ple as they once were. Computerized railroads and more efficient law enforce- ment has taken much of the mystery out of the experience and replaced it with 30 days in the urban jails- Same basics Still in all the 'bos are still about. basics are same as says Roy a tramp for 15 years. got me a bed nee hange of some canned a a pair of gloves and a flash- light. That's all I need in this old life. Anything more and I'd feel weighted down.'' who prefers the term tramp to either hobo or bum tramp is a guy who works hobos and bums never was not naturally born such. As he says it he was once well ensconced in the middle class. had a beautiful wife her picture three kids and a truck driving job where I made a What don't know. I just couldn't take it all. Mowing the backyard had to give it up or go it was not only the barbecue that bothered the homebody Anderson. It was the booze as well. a he '-I'll drink anything and ev- erything. I think rubbing al- cohol has a nice At he was a de- that is to say a drunk On the he's no different from body else. see a sober he asks. and what else is Tradition of is a tra- ditional part of the hobo life- style. Women are a more modern addition. Tramp Elmo Scott knows if any of these names are says that he never had a real sex life until he started bumming. Anderson thinks women's liberation may have some- thing to do with what- ever the reason I see more and more gals riding the cars. At first I use to wonder if it wasn't dangerous for but after awhile you learn they can take care of them- sehes. You don't mess with unless they want to be messed with-'' Neither do tramps mess with the other newcomers to their transient existence tads. Railroad officials say the number of hoboing young- sters has increased dramati- cally in the last awhile in the 1960's kids were all overh ere. But they were mostly just out joy-riding. Now we see hard- core tramps 20-21 years old. It's very discouraging. If the kids didn't the whole hobo thing would eventually die out.'1 To be the railroads wish the tramps would die out. Ogden officials point out this is a major rail inter- change point we have trouble enough as it is without the tramps to contend with.'' As many as 50 trains may enter and leave Ogden daily. the potential of theft or vandalism. We worry about liability. If a tramp gets killed on a train who's to stop his familv from suing the indus- Yet wishing is apparently futile long as there be says Elmo veddy be No doubt. as ex- has considered re- turning for years and going back into the real world. Yet he seldom considers it for long. got me a philosophy.'1 he is a can- celled tomorrow is a promissory but today is cash in Roughly translated means that meatballs cooked over a sterno can in a hobo jungle taste better than steak broil- ed on a backyard barbecue spit. 9 00 3i- 0.2. 3. POUCE ARREST HOBOES 2. LAX ATTITUDE ON H030ES 3 WORK TOR A MSAl- 5 IAVO DOESN'T ewe 30 CAMPSITE. 31 JJVE5HERE 12.DOCTOR.TRECT5 HOBOES The Lethbridge Herald think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS This major league baseball player is drawing close to Babe Ruth's career home run record. Who is HOW DO YOU 91 to 100 TOP 81 to 90 points Excellent. 71 to 80 polnu Good. 61 to 70 Fair. 60 or 7 T H'mml FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION------------ Shouid we be converting to the metric system of measurements at a faster Why or why STUDENTS Save This Practice Valuable Reference Material for YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 In the Beasonally adjusted unemployment rata rose continued to 2 After 8 years of the Canal bypass around the city of Welland was completed recently. The Welland Canal links Lakes a-Erle and Ontario b-Huron and Erie c-Superior and Huron 3 The IJC has requested new power from the Canadian and U.S. governments to prevent flood- Ing on the lower Great Lakes by restricting flow- age from Lake Superior. What do the letters I-J-C stand 4 The House of Commons Finance Minister John Turner's budget proposal calling for removal of the 12 per cent federal sales and excise taxes on a wide range of Including cosmetics and candy bars. 5 The visit to Britain by Portuguese Prime Minis- ter Marcello Caetano touched off demonstrations In London against alleged Portuguese atrocities in one of Portugal's African colonies. a-Sierra Leone b-Mozambique c-Zambla PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning 1.....menagerie 2.....mendaciU 3.....mercenary 5.....merganser a-careful about details b-hlred soldier in for- eign army c-falsehood d-kind of duck e-collection of wild ani- mals PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1.....Robert Bourassa 2.....Marc Lalonde 3.....Real Caouette 4.....Gerald Baldwin 5.....JeanDrapeau 730-73 premier b-Conservative Houss leader c-federal welfare minister d-Montreal mayoi e-Scclal Credit leader VEC. 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