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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Western sports at Claresholm Saturday S. P. JOHNSON Action like captured at one-thousandth of a second by photo- ghapher S. P. Johnson at the Picture Butte will be seen at the Claresholm and District Fair and Western Sports Day .Saturday. It will be held in Claresholm arena. Fair entries and displays will be received at the orena from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. GIVES HIS VIEWS Mr. and Mrs. Orvin Hicken of Raymond recently spoke of conditions in the southern states of Georgia and South Carolina. They re- cently completed a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. WIN MEDAL STIRLING Mrs. Ann Hirsche and and won a bronze medal in the recent Summer Games at Raymond during the family 100-meter swim relay. BID FOR PAVING TABER A further bid for the completion of con- struction and paving of High- way 36 south from Taber to Warner will be made by a local delegation at Friday's annual meeting of Highway 36 Associ- ation at Viking. CARAVAN CLUB TABER Sixty air- stream travel trailers of the Wally Byam Caravan Club In- ternational will spend the Labor Day weekend at Taber. The trailers will be accommo- dated on the parking area north of the community centre. RETURNS HOME STIRLING Ken Peterson has returned home after a three-month stay in the hospital. He suffered serious hip injuries when he fell dur- ing construction of a son's home. Craig Construction replaces water main PICTURE BUTTE Construction of Pinch- er Creek has completed re- placement now of a wa- ter main on Highway Ave. here between the medical clinic and the bank. Replacement of the four-inch main was forced by al- kali accelerated by heavy winter traffic on this main thoroughfare. In its place is a six inch transite asbestos pipe and elec- trical discharge wire to deal with harmful underground elec- trical current. After allowing the replaced earth to for a town council is hopeful this sec- tion of owned by the provincial will be included in the province's pav- ing program for 1974. The town is responsible for the parking lanes from 6th St. to the medical also re- quiring pavement. Acquahelles swim at Stirling STIRLING The weal swimming pool was the scene of a synchronized water show by the Calgary Aqua- belles. The team is comprised of some of the members of the Canadian Synchronized Aqua- tics team that will be com- peting in Yugoslavia in Sep- tember in world competitions. Bennett recalls early history By MILDRED BARKER Herald News Service MAGRATH--Clyde Austin has memories. Bora July at he came here with his barber Aus- tin R. in 1903. Clyde and the late Roy Harris rode in freight domestic to Stirling then trailed cattle to Magrath along the canal. The May snowstorm of 1903 hit while father and son were living in a tent. They spent three days there out the the first spring b 1 i z z r d they had experi- enced. That spring Utah Idaho Sugar Factory was building a plant at Raymond. Young Clyde had experience thinning beets in Lehi and landed a job but rains came and his board in the Raymond tent camp was costing more than his wages. So he got his cheque and bought a train ticket to the end of the rail al Spring Cou- lee. The train travelled on a narrow guage track known as the Turkey Trail. the end of the line I took a stage coach for Card- ston and got off at dad's camp near Raley. I soon got a job helping build the rail- road to They plowed a fire guard as protection against prairie fires for the grass was two feet high all around. been told we could grow potatoes in the sod of the fire guard so we planted some. The result was potatoes flat on the bottom because the ground was so hard but rounded on top in the softer sod. We also put up two stacks of prairie hay that season and made a start towards settling the family next Construction implements were a team and slip scraper. The driver walked 10 hours a day and dwelt in a That fall he worked for the late R. W. Bradshaw at Rose- dale Farm southwest of Ma- grath. Clyde has distinct memories of the day he was sent with a cattle buyer to deliver 20 steers across the St. Mary River northeast of Spring Coulee. had quite a time forc- ing the animals into the water. The buyer saw a good chance and worked his way into ths sending some of the leaders into the muddy water. I was pushing the stragglers to follow. Horses and cattle were swimming. When most of the steers were safely across my horso tripped on a large rock or threw himself. We were prac- tically helpless in the swift current and were being car- ried down stream to the side we'd started from. knew it was best to stay with the horse but he was heading for a steep bank. Sud- denly he quit swimming and started walking up stream in- stead of down. When we got on dry ground he shook hi HI- BILL GROEMEN pmtt Helped build first track Fine horses ore always evident at Magrath. And horse-racing has always been a favored spon at the Garden City. Clyde recalls driving a ream while the late D. H. Bingham held the hand plow to loosen Hie sod far grading Magrath's first race tratk. self and I wrung out my clotlies and hung my washing on the The buyer across the river motioned me to return to the ranch and I didn't need much coaxing. He took the cattle across the Blood Reserve to Fort Mac- Next year Mr. Bennett re- calls helping build the first race track for Magrath's new fair the same time we broke sod and planted trees to start a park in where the ball park is now. The late N. S. Forsyth held that plow while I drove the team. The trses on each side of the gate were named Jim and Sarah as they were planted by the late .1. B. Riric and Sarah Some of the girls were Can- ada Games medalists and rank high in Canadian and world competition. One Laura is one of the top 10 and one of the top three in this country in synchronized swimming. This show was one of three the Aquabelles put on in south- ern Alberta. Glen Mertz nabs chicken STIRLING About 400 people joined in the recent village celebration. Barrel racing was won by Carol Scott Cochrane. and Brian men's. Victors for the wild calf scramble was Mark Randy Oxley and Tony Rom- eril. It looked like the winner of the greased-pig race was going to be the pig as it ducked a fence and ran loose in the park with a couple of dozen youths hi pursuit when 14-year-old Scott Williamson made the vic- torious grab. The girls with the now exhausted was won by Terry Oxley and Perry Lynn Levenne. Eight-year-old Glen Mertz was the winder of the chicken chase. Lions rodeo this weekend COWLEY The Cow- ley Lions Club has fully com- mitted itself to staging a sixth annual rodeo on behalf ot the Cowley and Lundbreck com- with the big two-day attraction set for Saturday and Sunday. The Foothills Cowboy Associ- ation has again given its ap- proval of the rodeo events wlu'ch will be held both afternoons at tlie Lee Ranch south of Lundbreck. Over in cash prizes plus a considerable amount of jewellery ia being offered con- stants in bull- racing and other events. The stock will be supplied by Joe Bardgett ot Cremona. I Crowsnest Pass News Senior citizens get grant at Pass BLAIRMORE Federal Health Minister Mate Lalonde has announced Blah-more and Bellevue senior citizen groups will receive 783 in grants under the New Horizons program. The Belle-Crest Senior Citi- zens Club will re- ceive to establish a com- munity drop-in centre which will operate five days a week. The in the Belle- vue bakery building will offer arts and and numerous other activities for senior citizens. Avgutt 1973 TH1 LITHMIDOI HttALD 3 Bkdrmorc nins aid on paving BLAIRMORE Blairmore town council has learned the provincial govern- ment has agreed to assist the town in repaying a strip ot road between 36-36 and 20-25th streets and on 20th Ave. It will be done in the near future. Due to the extremely dry and the high possibil- ity of a serious fall water council has contacted a Calgary firm to drill two holes to find an alternate water source near the chlorinating plant. A representative from the recreation board advised coun- cil the original estimate for the community swimming pool operation of in costs per year was probably estimated too low and probably is a more realistic figure. Blairmore Senior Citizens Club which will receive also plans to operate a drop-in centre. Work on the Blairmore located in the old li- brary has begun. The building was donated by the Town of Blairmore. The Pass towns were two of four Southern Alberta organiza- tions slated for grants for sen- ior citizens group. The other two groups to receive grants were from Calgary. The grants will allow the continued devel- opment of the individual senior citizens groups in the Pass. Ernie Fantin heads KC BLAIRMORE The Knights of SL Joseph the Worker Knights of have elected of- ficers. Grand Knight is Ernie Fan- Rev. Tim Con- Deputy Grand Knight Milan financial secre- tary John treasurer Les recorder John program chairman Eric chancellor Jerry Rej- lecturer Frank Plow- warden Milo advocate Tom inside guard Ettore out- side guard Eugene trus- Americo Marcial. Archie Hobson and Michael Finn. The council will conduct the campaign for funds for the Ca- nadian Arthritis and Rheuma- tism commencing Sept. 1. General chairman is Eric Price. The annual picnic for Crows- nest Pass Parishes will be held at Lees Aug. at 1 p.m. Parishioners are to bring lunches and tho council will supply ice soft coffee and other refreshments. John financial sec- retary for many has been transferred by his com- pany to Edmonton and will be leaving Council hits truck route COLEMAN The Coleman town council has contacted R. H. Cronkhitc of the department of highways re- garding the crossing of the proposed Highway by a coal truck route hauling from Vicary mine 12 miles north of Coleman to the cleaning plant on the south side of town. trucks cross the high- way at the east end of town. A new highway is soon to be located north of the present highway and north of Coleman. The town is building a new subdivision on the north near the forestry and another has been developed north of the highway and west of the town's Flumerfelt near Nez Pearce Creek. East of tliis area and closer to the truck the town is re- building its business section on the north and south side of the just west of the new Consolidated High School. The town's intention is not to create problems for the con- struction of the highway but to look to the future and locate the truck route so that it does not hamper progress and the planned future development of the town. Miss Whitrow honored WRENTHAM Mbnelle daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph bride elect of Ronald son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh West- recently was guest of honor at a recent bridal shower held in the Commuinity Church basement. Mrs. Marguerite Peta wel- comed the honored guest and introduced the program which Priscilla Club hosts supper for oldtiiners CARMANGAY The Priscilla Club held its annual program and supper for people 67 years of age and res- idents or former residents of Carmangay. President Mrs. Pauline Rosenkrantz welcomed guests and turned the program over to Mrs. Elnora Anderson. Mrs. Gill Anderson read a which introduced and told a little about each mem- ber of the club. Laurie and Cindy Fraser en- tertained with piano and guitar selections. They also accompanied solo- ist Mrs. Joy Laczo. She sang My Love Tell Me Your Mrs. Emma Smith entertain- ed with piano selections and then played for singing of sac- red and favorite songs. Miss Margaret Peden spoke of her work with senior citi- zens and of their recent activities. consisted of piano solos by Kelly Karen Whibtaker and Teresa reading by Mrs. Marjorie and a contest by Mrs. Nick. Lettibridge. The contest con- tained statements pertaining to weddings with missing words and were to be filled in with the names of flowers or plants. Janet Rudd of Lethbridge untied the ribbons for the bride-to-be while the guts were recorded by her mother. Kelly Kelly Branit- Karen Whittaker and Joan Hollihan distributed the gifts to the guests and placed them on tables of display at the back of the room. Liquor cases take leap in June TABER Convic- tions in provincial magistrate's court here during June num- bered a marked increase over the 63 reported for May but well under the 133 for the same month last year. Liquor cases increased from 27 to 66 with transient sugar beet laborers accounting for the majority. In 95 inebriates were housed over- night in police cells and re- leased under Section 84 of fre Liquor Control Act. Impaired six. and creating public along with theft of were the major con- victions under the Criminal Code. Under the Highway Traffic- speeding accounted for most of the 24 convictions. One minor injury and prop- erty damage totalling resulted from the 15 motor vehicle accidents reported in eight of which exceeded the loss figure. Mrs. Ully to discuss recreation BLAIRMORE Mrs. B. Ully has been in- vited to the next council meet- ing to discuss recreational pro- grams and information in re- gards to the Canadian Winter Games. A committee has been ap- pointed to study and report on the upgrading of street lighting in west Blairmore. A caution light will soon be installed at Thornton's corner across Highway 3. The new 17-suite apartment building will be completed dur- ing October. This development will further expand to doubte the present size should the de- mand warrant. The developers are Bailey and Associates of Calgary. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION PRINTING RtiicUnt 362-2149 REPORT your H i i JOINS ASSOCIATION STIRLING The vil- lage has recently joined the Southern Alberto Riding and Roping Association with Frank Berzay as president and Jack Hicken as secretary. .Bill Naldcr of Raymond won the recent calf-roping contest and Mrs. Pat Sparks of Tabcr won the ban-el race. I he Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area ETZIKOM MRS. PIUS IHNES ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK FERNIE MRS. RICHARD WILLIAMS FOREMOST GEOFF TAGO FORT MACLEOD MRS. TED SWIHART....... ORANUM MRS. ED CESAR.......... 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