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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta CritcMieM Writes Book At 98 Just Went Through With It' MAGRATH Arthur Critt field is writing a book at years of age. For many years M a g r a I folks have enjoyed hearing 1: icteas on many subjects. Now a resident of Chinoi Foundation in Caraston he MR. CRITCIIFIELD writing a manuscript on th Cause and Cure of War. Mr. Critchfield enjoys gooc health and walks without cane. His keen wit keeps him happy. c e n 11 y his sen asked "What do you do for exercise and he replied: "Jus pushin' 98 ar'ound is enoug exercise for me." A. B. Critchfield is a born entertainer and composer. As one of Magrath's original pi oneers he did his share in building homes and providing entertainment. "I worked on cvciy home built in Magrath in those early the veteran carpentei recalls and he was on every program tlie new town put on- home dramatics and all. He still sings all the verses oj Tennis Courts Now In Use PINCHER CREEK (Special) Two asphalt-surfaced tennis courts are now in use in Pincher Creek's Community Centre Grounds. Many young and not so young people are enjoying the courts and taking advantage of them at all times throughout the day. These courts are located be- hind the arena amid a beauti- ful setting of trees. While this new sports facility is too late for the Summer Games competition, players will be able to get in practice for regional finals next year. Another new sport in the Community Centre grounds is the invocation of horseshoe pits. All the "old pros" and new players are out in full force every evening lending their hand to the art of pitching horseshoes in readiness for the Summer Games. a parody he composed on "After the Ball." It mentions something about each of the early families who settled Ma- grath such as: the Dudleys and Rasmusscns, Heads, H owes and Bridges, Wrights, Naylers and Riches, Carters, Taylors, Markers, Fletchers, Bennetts and many more. His rendition of the "I r i s h Jubilee" still charms old and young alike. A remarkable memory helps him bring joy to many, especially his posterity of 110. Pincher Summer Games Awaited By Taber Victors TABER (HNS) The Taber regional eliminations are over. Winners in the various events will be competing in the Alberta Summer Games at Pincher Creek Aug. 10. Local winners: iWIMMING 25 metre free style, boys 8 years and under: Jon Schnell, Taber 26, Wade tovind, Taber 35. 25 metre free slyle, girls 8 years md under: Juanlta Williams, Taber 'J.8, Sandra Bonette, Taber 26.8. 25 melre free style, boys and 10: 'atrick Schnell, Taber 21.7, Bernard How, Taber 1A. 25 metre free style, girls 9 and 10: Cheryl Blais, Taber 43. 25 metre free style, boys 11 and 12: 'atrick Pyne, Taber 20.6, Barry Bon- He, Taber 22.2. 25 metre free. style, girls 11 and 12: Leslie Howard, Taber 21.1, Kcena Hum- hries, Taber 22.8. Ire free. style, boys 13 end U; David Schnell, Taber 41.2, 50 melre free style girls 13 and 14: Acana Williams, Taber Lading Williams 5.1.3. metre free style, boys open: Tim ong, Taber 1.11.5, David Schnell, la- er 3-30.4. 100 metre free style, girls open: Mo- na Williams, Taber 1-45.8, Bronwyn :ilingson, later 1-45.8. 25 metre breast stroke, boys 8 and ndcr: Jon Schneli, Taber 32.9, Wade lovlnd, Taber 40. 25 metre breast stroke, girls 8 and nder: Sandra Bonette, Taber 35.3, Ju- nita Williams 37.5. 25 metre breast stroke, girls 9 nnd 0: Cheryl Blais, Taber 51.4. 25 metre breast stroke, boys 11 and 2: Patrick Pyne, Taber 26. 25 metre breast stroke, girls 11 and 2: Erin Blais, Tober 25.2, Keena Hum- hries, Taber 27. 50 metre breast stroke, boys 13 and I: David Schnell. Taber 1-3 (one mln- le eight 50 mstre breast stroke, girls 13 and Yvonne Mresner, Taber 53.5, Ber- ice Campbell, Taber 56.6. 100 metre breast stroke, boys open: oseph Ching, Taber 2-17. 25 metre back stroke, boys B and un- er: Jon Schnell, Taber 37.4. 25 metre back stroke, girls 8 and nder: Juanlta Williams, Taber 38.2. 25 metre back stroke, boys 9 and 10: atrick Schnell, Taber 31.8, Jimmy core, Taber 44.2. 25 metre back stroke, girls 9 and Cheryl Blais 41.2. 25 metre back stroke, girls 11 and Leslie Howard 24.2, Erin Blais 26.4. 50 melre back stroke, boys open: II Gibbings 42.8. 50 melre back stroke, girls open: Elllngson 41, Moana Williams a" metre butterfly, boys 9 and 10: itrick Schnell 38.3, Jimmy Moore 46. 25 metre butlerfly, boys 11 and 12: trick Pyne 28. SMALL RIFLE Men's1 and women's: A evenl: Charlie Fcote, Taber 200- 16x; Bud Schmidt, Taber 200-15x. B Bud Schmidt, Taber 197-5x; Mrs. Alice Saunders, Taber 190-5x. C event: Bud Schmidt, Taber 315- 13x; Charlie Foots, Taber 313-13x. D event: Bud Schmidt, Taber; Char- lie Fobte, Tabor. Boys: A event: Ben Schmldl. Taber 5M- 1-lx; Michael Saunders, Taber 178. B Ben Schmldf, Taber 199-7x; Michael Ssunders, Taber 156 C event: Ben Schmidt, Taber 310- 16x; Michael Saunders, Taber 277-2x. D event: Ben Schmidt, Taber; Mi- chael Saunders, Taber. TRAP SHOOTING Men's: Hugh Bell, Vauxhall; George Forchuk, Vauxhall; Edwin Lenng, Vauxhall. Women's: Mrs. Anne Leonq, Vaux- hsll. Boys: Morris Forchuk, Vauxhall; Jim Lamond, Vauxhall. TRACK AND FIELD 100 yard dash: Boys Juvenile: Lcs Hardin, Vaux- hsll. Girls juvenile: Denise Wood, Taber. Boys midget: Daryl Harden, Vaux- hall; Shaun Boyle, Hays. Girls midget: Charmaine Porter. Ta- ber. Boys bantam: Rickie severlson. En- chanl; Jeff Brandon, Hays. Girls banfam: Linda Cseke, Tabor; Shannon Redel, Taber. 220 yard dash: Wlien asked what it fell like to be 9U CrilchfiekTs eyes twinkled as he stated: "It was noUiing exciting I just went through with it." His ability !o take things in that manner accounts for his longevity. He has never be- lieved in worry and does not practise it. If he could do something about a problem he did it just went through with it. Arthur Critchfield and his wife Lctlie were called to settle Magrath. He was born in Glover Gap, Marian County, West Virginia July 20, 1872, and came to Magrath from Farmington, Utah in June 1899. He herded sheep where Ray- mond is now and remembers taking the flock down Temple Hill, across the fiat and bed- ding them down on Pothole Creek. Homes were scares in 1899 so the CritchHelds and baby Effljta lived in a "dug-out" on the block across from George S p e n c e r's. Mr. Critchfield worked on the new railroad and canal before starting car- pentry. He learned that trade under J. B. Merrill earning Si a dav. When Merrills moved to Hill- spring ho established his own Tuesday, Aunusf 4, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Boys juvenile: No entries. Juvenile: Denise Wood, Taber; Girls J 25 metre butterfly, girls 11 and 12: na Humphries Leslii Ho 25 melre butterfly, girls 13 and 14: vonna Miesner Woana Williams 8. 50 metre butterfly, girls open: Kee- Humonries <50.2, Ladlne Williams 1. 00 metre Individual medley, boys in: Joseph Ching 2-21.9. dfi metre individual medley, girls en: Keena Humohries 2-4.5 (2 min- es 4.5 Leslie Howard 2-7. OVV PITCH iirls, 16 years and under: Taber. loys, 16 years and under: Enchant. Wens, over 16 years: RSESHCf-S Slris, 10 to 13 years: Caroline Mlkal- i, Taber, Carla Pylypow, Taber. Joys, 10 to 73 years: Doug Largran, ber, Douglas Foulkes, Taber. Boys 14-15 years: Richard Thomson, 3er. rirls 14-15 years: Jans Hall, Taber. enior: Joe.Brittan, Vauxhall; Jules nderson, Vauxhall. Linda Wiest, Enchant. Boys midget: Brian Jensen, Taber; Darcy Wills, Taber. Girls midget: Darlene Bryant, Hays; Debra Jensen, Taber, Boys bantam: Ricky Severfson, En- chant, Bobby Wiest, Enchant. Girls banfam: Shannon Redd, Ta- ber. 4-10 yard dash: Boys midget: Shaun Boyle, Hays. Girls midgel: Darlene Bryanl, Hays; Shelly Kerner, Taber. Boys bantam: Teddy En chanf; Elwyn Olson, Vauxhall. yards race: .5 midgef: Don Grisser, Taber: Merlyn Howg, Enchant. yard relay: Boys midgte: Taber [Darcy Wills, G. Addy, Don Grieser, and Ian Enchant (Merlyn Howg, Darcy Viro- stek, Gordon Smith and E. Boys bantam: Enchant (Teddy WI- ;t, Robby Wiesf, J. Haley and Ricky Taber (Randy Shaw, W. Gillesple, L. Waddle and T. Broad Jump: Boys juvenile: Les Harden, Vaux- lall; Dean Reynolds, Enchan! Boys midget: Darrel Harden, Vaux- hall; Ian Cole, Taber. Girls midget: Charmalne Porter, Ta- ber; Debra Jensen, Tabei. Soys bantam: Ricky Severtson, En- chant; Jeff Brandon, Hays. GIris bantam: Linda Csekc, Taber. High jump: Boys [uvenile: Calvin Olson, Vaux- hall. Girls juvenile: Denlss Wood, Ta- ber. Boys midget: Gordon Smlfh, En- business. Later Hires worked with him in a family ATTENTION FARMERS Harvest Specials chant; Darrel Harden, Vauxhall. Girls midget: Debra Jensnn, Taber. Boys bantam: Robby Wiest, En- chant; Randy Shaw, Triple jump: Boys midget: Ian Cole, Taber, Javelin throw: Boys juvenile: Dean Reynolds, En- chant. Boys midget: Merlyn Howo, En- chant. Discus throw: Girls juvenile: Kafhy Olson, Vaux- hall; Karen Gillesaie, Taber Girls midget: Diane Walker, Taber; Charmaine Porter, Taber. Shot put: Boys juvenile: Dean Reynolds, En- chant. Boys midget: Gordon Smith, En- chant; Darcy Wills, Taber. Girls midget: Debra Jensen, Tabsr; Diane Walker, Taber. Boys bantam: Teddy Wiesf, En- chant; Robby Wiest, Enchant. Girls bantam: Linda Cseke, Taber. venture. He raised 12 children on what it takes to provide for four now. Thriftily he continued to build and went through with it until he was 85. "I'd worked to a dollar an hour when I had to he stated regretfully. Mr. Critchfield kept his own home for several years after his wife's death and moved to the Senior Citizen's Home ui 19G5. In his spare time he works on his book. "It's not the amount of time yon live here but what you do that is his philosophy. A r't h u r Critchfield still lives in the present and talks of (lie future. Sons Joseph and Lorin live in Lethbridge, daughter Mary Nelson resides in Magrath and Eleanor Hyde at Cardston. HEADS Kcelcr is president of the Uaymoml Rotary Club for the J970-71 term of office. Mr. Keelor has been active in sugar beet organizations. lie is a fanner, family man and community w o r k c r. Club members arc looking forward to an active year in Itotary at Kayrnoml. GREEN OASIS CLARESHOLM becoming a green oasis in the middle of town is the area of the town museum and an adja- cent strip south of 50th Avenue. And the people responsible for most directly this develop- Kix6 Fir Reel Slats 12 Feet long.....................Each 14 Feel Long Each 16 Feet long Each 3.50 3-75 m'cnt arc Mrs. Chris Anderson Recreation Program Wins Okay TABER Us meet- ing last week, Taber's town council gave approval to a seven point program presented by recreation superintendent Roy Blais as recommended by the local recreation board. 1. The soccer pitch to be located on the east portion of the little league baseball grounds, requiring the reloca- tion of six small trees. In this location it will not interfere with scheduled use of the three ball diamonds. 2. The Dr. Hamman Park (Douglas Addition) to be de- veloped for track and field along with a future soccer pitch. 3. A senior baseball diamond to be developed north of tha Water System Contract Awarded CRANBROOK (Special) Tender by Johanson Contract- ing Ltd. of Vernon at was lowest of six submitted to Hie city for the taxpayer ap- proved water system improve- ments. Bylaw amount was i provide pumps, pumphouses and nearly three miles of up to 16-inch main from two prov- en wells in loth Street North and Cranbrook street vicinity. In operation this will add some two million gallons daily under pressure systems in period. to the city's high demand Ten per cent performance bond, as required, accompanied the tender and it is anticipated the contract will be let early August following further in- quiry into performance and fi- nancial record of the con- tractor. Johanson tender established five months as Ume required and start on the job within ten days of contract award. Cool- er weather has reduced heavy summer demand as summer wanes, and the new system improvements pump pressure into the system at the city's lowest northern point should solve the feeble summer pres- sure at the southern city uphill end. DISTRICT DOINGS LAND OFFERED COALDALE (HNS) Coun- cillor Hans Pfcffel informed council a resident of Coaldale is interested in selling about acres of land to the town. H is located on the east side. Members of council were in favor of purchasing the land. Councillor John Clarke mo- tioned Mayor Ron Low and Herb Fletcher, secretary trea- surer to meet and discuss the land offer with the owner. TO JAPAN IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Miss Elaine Sorgard, accom- panied by Mrs. F. O'Donnell of Picture Butte, left recently for Japan where they will attend EXDO '70 and tour Japan. HOLLAND VACATION NOBLEFORD (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Groeneweg have left for a vacation in Holland. OVERSEAS TRIP IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Mrs. M. Van Essen and heri daughter and son, Miss Wendy Van Essen and Mr. Wyand Van Essen, arrived recently from Holland to visit with her sons- in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Vander Linden and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shim- ek. LD5 CHURCH MISSION Mr. ond Mrs. J. O. Hi. of Raymond will preside over the Southern States Mission of (he LOS Church. Mr. Hicken will be president and Mrs. Hicken the Mission Mother. He was principal of the Ray- mond Junior High School for many years. Mrs. Hicken is a former school teacher. Roy Cope Named Principal i. Of Matlieiv Hallon High STOP ON WAY IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. James Cox, of Creston, B.C., were visitors at the home of Mr, and Mrs. G. A. Cox while en route to Ontario and Quebec to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Vander Linden have accompanied their guests to Port Albernie, B.C., where they will visit with other mem- bers of the family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Schuut and Mi', and Mrs. M, Morren. LIMIT PARKING COALDALE (HNS) A sign limiting parking to 24 hours will be erected on the town- owned parking lot north of the post office. Councillor Mike Batycky, In charge of public works, report- ed this to council recently. He also said the lot has been levelled and prepared to allow better parking conditions. The lot is mainly for trucks but other vehicles are permitted. RATE SET FORT MACLEOD The mill rate has now been set at 72 mills, made up as follows: Debenture 4.37. Education: School Foundation 28.53, Supplementary 7.06. Health: Hospital Supplemen- tary 1.58, Chinook Health Unit 1.35, Willow Creek Foundation 1.19; General Government 27.92. Total, 72.00. PINCHER CREEK (Special Pincher Creek School Divi sion No. 29 reports a full roste of teachers for the 1970-7: school term. Roy E. Cope of Regina, for merly of England, will be tin principal of Matthew Halton High School. He is completing work towards a master's degree in educational adminis tration. Mr'. Cope, with his wife and family, will take up resi dence here this month. Other teachers for the Mat thew Halton Junior-S enior High are: Wayne Pinkney, Senior High Vice-Principal; Robert L. Fitz Patrick, Junior High Vicc- Principal; Maureen A. Adams; Michael Adams; .Reginald H ieere; Edward J. Bensler; Patricia Benson; Heather J. Daignault; Vasilic N. David- off; John M. Davidson; Sylvia Faoro; Mary F. Farley; John M. Geer; E. Alison Haws; John Heaton; Robin A. Hin- nell; Sarah E. Hinneli; Wii- iam Hlady; Lowell Holland; W. Morgan Johnson; G. Pat- Kempf; F. Mark Mac- kenzie; Francine M. Marr; Lynn M. Mayoh; Cyril Rich- ards; Garlli E. Rohn: Elizabeth E. Smith, libi'ar- an; Douglas J. Smith; Dale E. Stuckey; H. Lynn Stuckey; John Van Eden; Anthony V. Winkler. ELEMENTARY Charles H. Jacob, Principal; A. Leroy Gcodreau, Central Vice Principal; Ronald J. Zukiwsky, Canyon Vice-Princi- pal, Parn Huculak; June Phil- lips; Nancy E. Rohn; N. Rose Woolman; Laura I. Fisher; Olga McGeean; Clara P. New- love; Ruby A. Waltbauer; Aya- ko Nishima; Elaine M. Rcli- inidt; Susan A. Vogclaar: Pal- ricia Willberg: Sylvia D y e r; Jacqueline A. Luco; Shirley D. Kiffiak; Rose Marie Eklurnl; Marjorie E, Rigaux: Gerald Snaith; Walton E. Sparks; Car- oline A. Johnson; Judy King; Valerie A. Sparks, librarian; C. Ruih McQuarrie, librarian; Julia Daeley, special educa- tion; LIVINGSTONE Peter Iwasiuk, Principal; Stanley J. Naslund. Vice- Principal; Harriett Burch; Dorothy M. Day, librarian; Tony Sulcliffe; Vera I. Eddy; Garland N. Hacfcler; Gary W. Poulson; Roberta Roth; Alison Fisher; Clara MaKay; Irene E. Dennis; Majary G. Sande- man; Selma E. Tusfian: Sunset Colony i n c h e r Creek, Clarence A. Weekes; Spring Point Colony, Waldron, Rector G .Whifson, principal; Margaret S. Kruse; Watei'ton Colony, New Yarrow, Alta M. Shatz; Richard A. Burgman, band instructor; Kathleen M. Wright, music; Pauline Zukiw- sky, reading instructor. Bible School Set NOBLEFOED (HNS11 'lans have been completed for community-wide vacation Bible school in the Nobleford rea. The school, sponsored by the ocal Christian Reformed Ihurch, will meet from 9 to a.m. from Aug. 4 through 4. It will be open to all chil- dren in the area aged 1 to ]AxB FIR REEL SLATS 16 Feet long....................Each 4 WATERPROOF PLYWOOD and Carl Smedstad. An area around the museum and ths adjacent school house______________ .has been fenced off and lawns ing some public _and_ trees planted. A strip of housing developmet area east. Cicarvicsr Lodge property, with football facilities in the out- field. 4. A tot lot development cost- land about 30 feet wide along the railways tracks has also been seeded to lawn and flow- er beds and trees and bushes planted. In the past couple of weeks both the grass and flowers have begun to show the benefits of the many hours of care given them by these two volunteers. of 50th Street south of 60th Av- enue. 5. (Establishment of z com- mittee of nine for the civic cen- tre opening late in the year. 6. Granting the civic centre concession to (lie Taber Lions Club on a one year, non-profit basis all proceeds to revert to the civic centre finance. Exterior grade. 4 ft. x 8 ft. thick. (LIMITED QUANTITY) ADVANCE LUMBER CO. LTD. "YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925" Cor. 2nd Ave 13lh St. S., Icthbridge Phone 328-3301 Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Bloirmor. Phone 562-2149 COUNTRY NEWS These Are Herald Correspondents In Your Area NATAl, B.C. PAUl CHAtA P.O. Box 287 IOMOND Mr.i, leensrd Chose Genearl Delivery CARDSTON Mrs. CaHiorine Hul! GsnerulDelivsrY COWIEY Clarencs YYeekej p.Q. ge< j 5TAVELY MRS. JOYCE NOWICKI General D.livcty Contact Ihese people for your District Newi or Classified Advertising ROYAL RESERVE BY CCRBH for outstanding flavour and distinguished service, ;