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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1973 Another new nation joined the world roster July 10 when the Bahamas became independent after more tharv 250 years of British rule. The more than 700 islands only 30 inhabited with a total land area of square miles and population of 168.000 remain a mem- ber of the British Commonwealth. NATIONAL COURTESY LEASING motor en bicK of inn idcntm. Citlon Cird hit Kittd from Ford Authoring LtHlnj Sysum of Ltlior II would ippuclitid It courltty Including prompt Qulilty wrvlca ind jny ipproprutt dlicountl on ptrtt Oi to opiritor of tnli National Identification Card Predictable Costs Can Include FREE'S Capilol-Totol Investment uiuolly less than Adaptable to private individual at well as business- Current model prestige Easy way to flet second car Contact our leasing dept. the one best superior faofan LEASING Division of SUPERIOR MOTORS TABER LTD. Phone 223-3537 Commonwealth Of the Bahamas Values ON VERY SPECIAL FASHIONS FOR FALL SUMMER This first sale of the new fall season is really something You will find terrific savings in both fall and sum- mer fashon in most every deportment. However some items are in limited quantities and available only while stocks last. Breeze in tomorrow after breakfast or if your drop in at lunch and start working on that new fall wardrobe during this early fall sale. Use your charge card. Open your own personal Sweet Sixteen account or USD your Chargex charge card. SPECIALS AVAILABLE IN BOTH SWEET SflXTEEN LOCATIONS 326 7th STREET SOUTH AND COLLEGE MALL FALL COATS Beautifully styled and detailed in assorted fabrics and colors. Originally priced from to TO BUCKSKIN COATS Hooded styles with luscious lamb trim' Originally priced at STORE BUCKSKIN JACKETS HURRY IN FOR Originally priced from 49.99 to '39.99 '79.99 TO FALL SPORTSWEAR A great collection of back-to-school fashions priced to sell PANT SKIRT SETS. y2 OFF OUR ORIGINAL PRICES WHILE STOCKS FALL AND SUMMER DRESSES An assortment of fabrics and colours. Very specially priced at UP TO OFF OUR ORIGINAL PRICES SKIRT SETS Acrylic knits in soft pastel shades. YOUR CHOICE SLEEPWEAR AND HOSTESS WEAR You won't be able to resist these sleep and leisure wear fashions. OFF OUR ORIGINAL PRICES GENUINE SHEEPSKIN JACKETS On sale in our 7th Street location onlyl Originally priced from to BLOUSES Assorted styles and colours in easy care fabrics. V3 OFF OUR ORIGINAL PRICES USE YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN CHARGE CARD OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. or your CHARGEX chtrgi card USE YOUR SWEET SIXTEEN CHARGE CARD where the credit's all yours. or yovr CHARGEX chirp cird Mongolians' horses Concluded from Page 33 shade and stretching across a mile or more of the whole cared for by two who were at that moment sitting in the midst of the puffing contentedly on their pipes. Approaching the Purev introduced explain- ing that we would like to watch and photograph them while they worked. thfc was something new to foreign- ers wishing to take their pic- for their as best we could read them from their leathery -were a mixture of amusement and sur- as well they might for three and espec- ially a foreign are about as common a sight on the wide open spaces of the Mongolian steppe as as three Mongolians in Medicine Hat. We need not have for the horsemen aged and for so they introduced them- clearly delighted to co-operate in so improbable an and so it was that they picked themselves up from tha sTijjk our and invited us to watch as they mounted their and gal- loped off across the each in a different to begin rounding up their charges energetic undertaking with so numerous and so widely- dispersed a and one which took all of 15 minutes before the last stray had been gather- ed in. Magnificent _ Of all the sights we saw dur- ing our short stay in this was surely die most mag- the two superbly apparelled in identical sheepskin-lined tied at the waist with a yellow silk with fur hats on their heads and felt boots on their galloping across the whooping and hollering as they did occasionally unleashing lassos to secure a parti- cularly cussed and final- ly cantering back to their rest- ing place upon the look- ing as pleased with themselves as though they were two school- boys who had just walked off with the trophies at the local gymkhana. it was our turn to swing into the one at a wiHi the horsemen kesp- a strong hand on the bridle while the scene was photo- graphed for then lead- ing the bravest of the three of us as my wife and the former fighter pilot considered it too risky on a short and very staid which served only to prove that putting a 210- 6' foreigner aboard a Mongolian pony is about as sensible an undertaking as strapping a punching bag to the back of a poodle. When once we were all back down on the ground our first inquiries centred on the horsemen's strange un- like any we had seen in rodeos and country fairs at not for Mongolian horsemen the rope of the North American but rather a loop on the end of a ten or twelve-foot manipulated with extraordinary aexterity from the saddle. His is a rounded with a strip of leather attached to one good only for close-in work. A close look at the horsemen revealed another item of equip- testimony to the changes wrought by modem tech- nology even on Hhe remote stretches of the Mongolian ordinarily hitched to the silk sash at the horsemen's for use in spotting the furthest vis- ible on the flat grasslands for 1 many miles. tucked into the felt two other items that the horsemen doubtless- ly considered as important as any of the a and a pouch of enjoyed during the long hours of sit- sometimes entirely on the steppe. No novices Sitting together with the horsemen in a tight little we learned that they had been herding horses since they were old enough to riding out at dawn and returning home at even in the coldest stretch of the in can bring temper- atures as low as -60 degrees fahrenheit. They also told for we could see no that they neither eat nor drink on the limiting themselves to two meals a one at each end of their stint on the steppe. Of the herd under their each horseman owned 25 with the rest belonging to other members of the Aldarhangai Co-operative of which Shagdar and Dorj were mem- bers too. The value of the they told lay not in their for they were rarely but rather in their use as in their and in their much In demand by tine state. For these purpos- the co-op kept a total of divided into a number of herds spread over a range measuring over 60 miles square. The co-op's other we included 400 and an untold number of goats and all for a total of 400 fam- say incredi- ble until we learned later that there are about 30 million livestock in or about 25 per head of human a ratio that reflects the paramount role that ani- mal occupying per- hpas 75 per cent of the popla- tion of continues to play in the national life. _ For Shagdar and work- ing on the steppe as their an- cestors did many centuries life was obviously with an income from the co-op of nearly a year plus perhaps half as much again from private enterprise pro- jects such as selling their own mares' milk to the they would not call themselves poor. is a good said and the way he smiled as he said puffing on his we felt inclined to believe him. Like most the horsemen lived in a cir- tent-like structure that has served the Mongols as far back as their history records. Shagdar and Dorj's we did not but' could judge from oth- ers we saw in the hardly comfortable by western they were nonethe- less better than much of the accommodation one sees in rural arefas in other parts of Asia warm and weatherproof in cool in and much improved by the addi- tion of such modern innovations as a prefabricated wooden felt down-filled a baltery a sewing and galvanized pots and pans. Advantage Another advantage of the jiirt that emerged from what the horsemen told us is its por- like many Shagdar and Dorj remain no- not as their ancestors were roaming over hundreds of miles of but rather in the limited sense of moving from place to place within the co-ops territory as the season's conditions dictate short enough not to interfere -with the provision of basic services such as edu- cation and whose uni- versal availability must be counted one of the major achievements of the modern Mongolian state. How come our crawler sales have doubled in the last two When IH introduced their new they bought us a bonanzal Buyers quickly recognized the value ot full power shift and torque converters big tractor features that really pay off in crawlers under 75 hp. We're now selling more than twice as many crawler loaders and dozers asm 1971. Simple. We have good machines. And people know a good thing when they see it. Soseeyr. For a lot of good things. Vuken 4 Iquljmtnt ltd. CA10AMY 43nd Avr t. f. FHONf 217.1990 ;