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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW? Special reduced senior citizen and youth fares available on Air Canada, CP Air and Time Air. Also now reduced fares to Europe available August 10th; when you plan to travel call BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE Phone 328-3201 328-6858 PERSONALIZED SERVICE-NO EXTRA COST The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, August 14, 1970 PAGES 11 TO 22 erru Jijland' erru jans A. E. CROSS graphy Wo slock ANSCO, UFORD, AGFA, and KODAK films. Projection lamps, processing chemicals and paper and Philips (lash bulbs. Projector rentals. CANADA'S FIRST INDIAN-OPERATED SUPERETTE The Standoff Superette opened its doors Thursday to a waiting crowd of more than 400 persons. Head Chief Jim Shot Both Sides, the Blood Administration Council and Canada Safeway Limited officials cut the ribbcn on the self-serve retail grocery store. Wayne Plume, arranging the meat display, and Rose Yellow Wings, meat both trained by Safeway in Lethbridge, serve the reserve residents with meat products cut fresh daily. The 60-foot by 30-foot building was refurbished by Safeway. It will operate 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The staff consists of six native employees and a native manager, Louis Soop, working under the supervision of manager-trainer Vern Spence of Safeway. Profits will be shared equally by the Blood Tribal fund and the customers. Two Homes Planned Lethbridge Slated To Be Centre For Treatment of Juveniles By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge is to become the major centre for the treatmen of juvenile offenders froir southwestern Alberta, accord ing to John Lackey, assistan director of child welfare. Mr. Lackey said Thursday the city is to acquire a holding home late next year and a group home as soon as duplex or split-level house can be purchased by the province. The holding home is to be constructed near Sifton House receiving home, in north- west Lethbridge. It would have accommodations for 15 young people who were waiting for ;heir cases to come before the court. The group home would be presided over by a qualified couple and accommodate up to eight teen-agers. The young Knock-Ein-Doivn, Shoot-It-Out Thriller Robbery, Murder Saga Recalled By MARGARET LUCKHURS Herald Staff Writer Not many young people ir Lethbridgo know that 50 year ago this month a genuine shoo 'em-up saga took place up i the Crowsnest Pass. Only the pldtimers around n call the typical wild west thril er that began with a train rob bery, followed by gun battle manhunt, capture, trial an death sentence. It was alnios too typical to he real, but rea it was. It began Aug. 2, 1920 whe three men held up the No. train between Coleman am Crowsnest, robbed the cres and passengers of their jewe lery and about in cash then, firing a couple of shot into the air, jumped the stil PHARMACY FACTS From 0. C. STUBBS Now's the time to avoid the rush! It won't be too long, now, before it's lime to send your child back to school, and this is the best time to make that back to school physical checkup k with your doc- j tor. Yes, I know I you can wait until Jthe last possible S minute for tlu's, fbut if you wait I until your doc- tor's trying to take care of his sick patients as well as all of the other child- ren who'll be needing these time-consuming 'physicals' you may find your child far back ia the line of appointments. So, why not give your doctor the consideration of setting up this important appointment now? And if he suggests a medication that will be helpful for your child we'll be glad to help you with it. And you like to sit down while we're filling your prescription for you? Then Stubbs Phar- macy is the place for you. And always plenty of free parking here at 1506 9th Ave. S., too. moving train at Sentinel and disappeared. The bandits didn't take the precaution of concealing their faces and within hours hac been identified as three Rus- sian drifters by the names of Areloff, Bassoff and Akroff. Communications were neith- er rapid nor especially accur- ate 50 years ago, and im- mediately rumors started fly- ing. The bandits were seen here, and there, and the RCMP and the Alberta Provincial Po- lice were obliged to track down every lead. One rumor founded, was that was well based on the premise that the small haul the men realized must have been pretty disappointing, therefore it was assumed that they had set their ambitions on reliev- ing the government paymaster of the Femie payroll, but un- fortunately for them he wasn't on the train. So they had to set- tle for a pittance. For a few days nothing was seen of the bandits, then on Aug. 7, for reasons that re- nain a mystery, the three of ihem showed up in Bellevue. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Brick Bell, of the Herald ad vertising department, remem bers well the events of thos exciting days. He lived in Col man at the time and d.elivere groceries to the CPR boar-din cars. "The three men wprkec on the extra gang for a time, he recalled, "once in a whil I'd play horseshoes with them They didn't seem particularl dangerous, just ordinary." In Bellevue, Mr. Bell recall ed, "the men loafed arouni town, buying ammunition anc doing nothing to prevent them selves from being seen. The po- lice were notified, when two o the bandits went into a cafe fo lunch; Areloff apparently wa somewhere else at the time. "Corporal Ernest Usher o the RCMP and two provincia policemen, Constables Frewin and Bailey, went into the cafi and demanded the bandits to put their hands up. "Immediately Akroff reached for his gun, Frewta emptied his revolver at him, then steppet back to unstrap his service revolver, while Bailey took his place. "Akroff turned on Cpl. Usher, Bassoff pulled his two guns up :rom under the table and Const Bailey and Cpl. Usher were shot. Akroff lived a few min- utes, but the two policemen died almost immediately." In the confusion following the gun fight, Bassoff, known to be VENUS ALL PURPOSE PENCILS Regular 10.00 per 100 TO or.Per 25 50 1 TfPer 100 Special OjCspecial li'JSpecial COMBINATION NO. I 6 boxes of standard staples, I stapling machine Both COMBINATION NO. 2 3 boxes standard staples, I staple remover...................... Bolh RUBBER BANDS U-lb. boxes. Reg. 1.00 SPECIAL CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. Special 8.70 4.35 66c 306 13th Street N. Phone 327-4591 SATURDAY DINE and DANCE "The MOONGLOWS" to p.m. NO COVER CHARGE! Summer Livin' Is Easy Livin' Everyone enjoys indoors, outdoors, picnics, family gatherings in fact, every occasion. THRIFT BOX Contains 9 pieces Chicken FAMILY BUCKET 14 pieces Chicken, gravy, serves five to seven OC people PARTY BARREL 20 pieces Chicken, qravy, serves 7 to 10 AC people MACARONI SALAD BREAD and PASTRIES POTATO SALAD COLE SLAW PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS sen s seriously wounded, made his getaway with Areloff and the limit was on. Police detacnments from all towns including Lethbridge were assigned to comb the area. Bloodhounds ware brought in from Seattle to track the bandits down. While it seemed Improbable that Bassoff could travel very far, nonetheless for four days he was able to hide from the authorities. Finally, late on the night of Aug. 11 Harry Hammond, Lelh- bridge engineer on a pusher engine, spotted a dirty looking individual stumbling along the right of way near Lund- breck. He returned to the town and advised CPE officials, who sent him back with four CPR police. Bassoff, filthy and half starved, deserted by his com- panion, gave up without a struggle. Bassoff was committed for trial Oct. 10 in Fort Macleod on two charges of murder and one of train robbery. Oct. 13, Judge McCarthy sentenced Bassoff to hang Dec. on all counts. But what of Areloff? Andy Staysko, veteran CPR engineer, said that it was known he promptly left Bassoff to fend 'or himself when he saw how jijured he was. For years noth- ng was heard of the third jandit who doubtless assumed le was safe and forgotten. Then he made a little mis- ,ake which led to his arrest, vay out in Oregon. He took his gold watch into a ewellers to be cleaned. Notli- hg wrong with that of course, except it happened to have seen lifted from Sam Jones, conductor of the ill-fated train Areloff and his buddies had obbed years before. Mr. Staysko pointed out that egulations demand railroad watches be kept in tip top shape with regular repairs and cleaning. To keep tabs on dates, the jewellers make marks on the inside of the case. The astute Oregon jeweller recognized the L e t h bridge mark, called police and it was over for Areloff. He was sen- tenced for his complicity in the robbery but died a few years later in prison. End of the saga of Crowsnest Pass. Attendance Up At Jasper Park JASPER (CP) The num- ber of visitors to Jasper Na- tional Park this year has in- creased by about 56 per cent From last year. Park officials announced that attendance from Jan. 1 to July 31 in- creased to from in the same period last year. Vehicle traffic for the live- month period increased to 352 from COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd S. Ph. 327-5454 Rovers Rock Pavilion Irish determination anc southern Albertan liking for the music of the Isle saved the day Thursday at a perform- ance by the Irish Rovers. The pub atmosphere which the five-man group cultivates in records and live appear- ances had less than a sporting chance to survive in the empty reaches of the Exhibition Pav- ilon. Apart from the fact that only about 650 persons turned up for the close to two-hour show, the vaulting pavilion, described by Rover leader Will Millar "the mausoleum" was hardly conducive to a feeling of tav- ern camaraderie. Not only that, Mr. Millar made a joking reference to the "smell" of the last show. (The pavilion housed cattle during Whoop-Up Days last month.) Nevertheless, the perform- ers, one of the internationally best-known Canadian groups, put on a rollicking good show, full of humor and fun. They are of the old breed of upfront en- tertainers: their program of traditional and new Irish songs and Canadian folk, plus their outgoing personalities, invite an audience to enjoy itself. And the southern Alberta au- dience responded by clapping along to the polkas and doing what it could to fill the pavi- lion's hugeness. people would be selected by the director of social welfare as being unqualified for insti- tutionalization, but for whom a foster home could not be foun or who could not return hom< The present institutions fo juvenile offenders, Bowden In Mayor Comments Wo Real Crisis Concerning Plant' Mayor Andy Anderson said Thursday the city anticipates no problems with the province if the secondary sewage, treat- ment plant is not finished by the June 1 completion date set by the provincial department of health. The mayor said he was sure a common sense approach by the province would be taken and that the health department would not attempt to force the city to spend an extra just to have the plant finished on time. The is the differnece between the low bid of 000 for a Sept. 1 completion date, submitted by Lang Con- struction Co. Ltd. of Calgary and the low June 1 bid of submitted by W. C. Drug Mixes Can Be Fatal The Calgary Drug Advisory Council has issued a warning hat some drugs being sold ille- jally in Calgary have been mixed with poison. The warning, prompted by he death of a youth in Edmori- on earlier this week, was aim- ed at users of mcscaline, THC and MDA, all of which can in- luce hallucinations. Lethbridge City Police Chief 'ames Carpenter said today, 'The force has always caution- ed against the use of illegal Irugs for this very reason. "There have been drugs con- iscated in Lethbridge which ave shown traces of strych- rae." FOR SALE GIRLS' GOOD CLOTHING Ages 10 to 14 PHONE 328-2106 Wells Construction Co. Ltd. o Edmonton. The mayor said there was n real crisis concerning the plan and that the matter would b dealt with at a regular meet ing of council, possibly at th next meeting Aug. 24. If the city should have to bor row more money to build th facilities it has the choice borrowing from the Albert Municipal Financing Corpora tion, at SVz per cent interest, o applying to Central Mortgag and Housing Corporation, whic allows a 25 per cent forgive ness grant. 400 Attend Festivities The community summer pro gram activities Fun Clubs, fo children six and seven year old, had wind-up family nigh activities at Henderson Laki Thursday night. Abou'; 400 parents and chi! dren enjoyed games, refresh ments and skits. The program co-ordinato Nelson Ellsworth reported this the second year for the sum mer program, was a huge sue cess for the fun clubs, witi more than 200 children partici paling. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR COSTANZO'S DAY NURSERY Planned Program For 3 to 5 year olds Nursery facilities available Phone 328-5057 ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES RELIEVES GAS PAINS 1970 VOLKSWAGENS PRICED FROM '1949 55.00 Per Month 1967 FORD OAIAXIE Fully Equipped. SPECIALLY PRICED ____ 1963 VOLKSWAGEN Plain stilute at Bowden and the Al- Ixsrta Institute for Girls in Ed- monton, are to be revamped. The use of Bowden, for boys, will be discontinued. The AIG will become co educational, aiw' be renamed as Youth De- velopment Centre. The establishment of two new centres in Lethbridge, which have been "badly need- ed" in the city, is part of the social developm e n t depart- ment's new treatment plans for offenders, Mr. Lackey said. The social development de- partment took over responsi- bility for offenders Aug. 1 from the attorney general's depart- ment. Boys under 16 years and girls under 18 are deemed ju- veniles. The main thrust of the new program will be to decentral- ize responsibility for the young people, and turn it back to the home communities. time is past when the public can pass social prob- lems off on the government." The Lethbridge regional of- fice, which has increased its staff by five social workers and a supervisor to look after the program, will be part of a concentrated campaign to in- terest the public in becoming involved. The office is asking for foster parents, and persons who would be willing to spend time a weekend or an evening with offenders. Tha department proposes to remove as many offenders as :he director deems wise, from the nine Youth Development Centres in Calgary and Ed- monton, and place them back in the communities. "The government is going to run an indifferent program if we don't get Mr. Lackey said. Here Comes the WEDDING CAKE... All eyes are focused on it Is it Good? It will be if you've used Wilton Cake and Food Decorating Supplies from Hoyt's. We have a com- plete selection of all reg- ular lines plus many new arrivals now in stock. Why not check your supply and be sure! JUST RECEIVED! A Brand New Edition from Wilton on Cake Decorating ind many other new Call 327-5767 Hoyf All AT 509 6th Avenue South INUTE2 UFFLER INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 Trade In Your Old Machine We Have a Complete Line of Adding Machines and Calculators You Can: BUY RENT LEASE BUY ON PAYMENT PLAN We Also Have a Good Selection of Used Electric Typewriters CHINOOK OFFICE MACHINES 620 13th STREET NORTH PHONE 328-6868 Dealers for VICTOR and ODHNER Adding Machines and ROYAL Typewriters AND USED TRAILERS RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. 5 DOWNTOWN Corner 3rd Ave. and loth St. S. Phone 328-4539 Car Lot 328-4356 for First to CAMM'S We have all the ne Wet Look Magikin In grey, black, and dark brown New Village Look Loaf ers New Charley Browns New Wild Woolleys Identical HANDBAGS to match. GIRLS' SHOES Sub-teen styles by Savago and Classmates. New Krinkle Patent Wet Look The Village lock in Loafers. by Shindigs, priced from S7 Our fiack-fo-School Display Window FOR TEACHER The ultimate in true foot comfort in Joyce, Air Step, and OomphieS. Ask to see the new Wei look in Crinkle Patent. OPEN FRI. UNTIL 9 P.M. CAMM'S 403 5th Street S. SHOES ;