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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ini LIlnOKILUjB nEKMLLi i She had trouble climbing up but hung on for the red ribbon More and more Albertans are turning to the horse show circuit for recreation Takin off The Alberta horse population reached in 1972 and Southern Alberta contributed to the total. Wendy of Leth- bridge owns only one horse but she typifies the growing trend of city dwellers earning respect in the horsemanship fraternity. While the majority of the 000 horses in the province in 1921 were essential rather than luxury horses are more and more being used for recreation. Wendy started riding horses she was helped out by an older brother who push- ed her father for an equestrian pet. The next at the ripe age of Wendy entered her first horse competition at the Lethbridge Exhibition Summer Show. Even though she had difficul- ties getting on her she managed to place first in the musical chairs event although her luck in three other events left someting to be cissired. But that first taste of red rib- bon has led to another 137 rib- bons and 23 trophies in shows in Alberta and British Colum- bia. Wendy joined the Whoop-Up Saddle Club as soon as she could adequately manipulate her mount and she credits the ability gained from the timed gymkhana events such as pole bending to ski slalom- and barrel racing for her success in the more refined horse show circuit. She claims 40 to 50 people used to turn out for the week- end competitions sponsored by the saddle club but not many were as young as she was. The Southern Alberta Riding and Roping Club was then form- ed with 10 towns in the south participating on a rotating bas- is. Wendy led the junior girl's barrel racing three years run- ning for the circuit. And she feels this is where the growth of amateur horse- manship is to be found. More and more smaller towns and villages are starting to hold summer horse she says. More young people are getting into similar to the way she and as they progress at the local they are frequenting big- ger shows. The quality of the horses and riders is most evident and she credits the formation of the smaller shows for the increas- ed interest in competitive rid- ing. She says the increased inter- est in horsemanship has led to larger classes at most shows. When she first started. 15 en- tries in any class was consider- ed a lot but now 20 to 30 entries is common. When she rode at the Calgary show this summer there vrere SO entries in ona of her class- es. Looking back on eif'nt years of competitive riding s'le says the influx of young riders is Ihs most evident aspect of any giv- en show. Wendy and partner Look sharp be hot EDMONTON The dty parks and recreation de- partment's summer staff most of them students are hot under the collar because they aren't allowed to wear shorts and take off shirts on hot days. They've signed a 270-signa- ture petition which takes ex- ception to the dress regula- tions. The petition says the regulations interfere with pride and performance on the job. the department's dress regulations and that's says public affairs commission- er George although he admits the dress code on the books for some time has not enforced in previous years. they don't like working for the Mr. Hughes them go somewhere else and He said the department's proper dress policy is design- ed to be protective and attrac- tive. these people were proper- ly dressed there would be high- er productivity. they are mowing lawns long pants keep their legs protected from all the gunk that flies up. you like to see some- one tidy doing work in your Mr. Hughes said several summer staff members have been suspended for arising out of conflict with superiors over the dress although no in- juries from lawn-mower de- bris or citizen complaints have bean reported. Many of the shorts worn by the seasonal staff are of a questionable Mr. Hugh- es said. with frayed edges ragged with the ass coming out of The dress policy is under re- he but is not some- thing that is going to be waived because of employee or union protest. told the union if they want to go ahead and file grievances under the arbitra- tion they should go Annual Income on 5 year Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Fully guaranteed by Royal Trust for term of deposit. No fee or handling charge. I subject to change. Send me more information on Guaranteed Investment Receipts. I understand I am under no obligation. I I 1 I I I Addressi. Phonec. Guaranteed Investment Receipts. Royal Trust Member Canada Deposit Insurance 740 4th Ave. South Alberta Chans 328-5516 'I I I I 1 I I I I I Busker Brace profitable tune despite sign behind him Up to an hour Subway goes from mausoleum to cabaret By PETER C. STUART Christian Science Monitor Underground trains from Cockfosters and Brixton grind to a halt. Clunk. Doors snap open. Clatter. Businessmen in wing tips and secretaries in plat- form hesls pour into echoing passageways. Then the tinkling of a guitar and a song. Green Park tube station is for a scurrying from a commuters' dungeon to a sub- terranean cabaret. The gloom standing over three behind the upturned cap nestling a few coppsrs and five-pence is Bruce. Bruce is a busker. He and scores of others en- liven London's mausoleum underground to Am- tunnels and pedes- trian underpasses for cash and kicks. There are solitary trouba- like Bruce. There are elaborate pop ensembles incor- porating and vocal harmonies. There are like the graying banjoist in a Marylcbone Road cated codas from sheet music spread at his feet. Most are pop-era successors of the original busk- the prewar music-hall men who swaggered up and down theater queues. On this young enter- tainment Bruce ac- curately classifies himself as He's 26 and has been busking two years. going to he vows as soon as I raise my fare back to He visited here on vaca- tion from his job as a primary ran out of and took up busking. started off as a temporary he crinkling his bristly moustache. How fast a busker's cap fills with coins depends very large- ly on where in London he can lay it. There are some profit- able locations or ford Circus tube Mar- ble Green some- times Tottenham Court and some worthless o n f s Park At Oxford the busk- ers' Bruce can rake in 3 to 4 pounds to in an hour. never satisfied he less rt ........J- it Commuters and sihoppers also show an ear for musician- ship. you just look sorrowful and twang away you'll get Bruce says. if you're good people really re- He caters to his audience by sticking to recognizable favor- ites. Echoes of Bob Dylan's in the follow the latest trainload of passen- gers up the passageways. For something so seemingly spontaneous busking is sur- prisingly well organized. The most desirable spots are re- one hour at a sometimes several hours in ad- vance. book your pitch with the chap there before then the next one books with Bruce explains. an under- a sort of confedera- tion between But one occupational hazard cannot be the police. Busking is illegal in most underground with warning posters forming an ironic backdrop at the most popular sites. The are unabashedly soft on buskers. They may politely evict but rarely arrest. you toe the come back the very same Bruce be all right. probably a good really. It scares off newcomers and forces established buskers to move Screech. Clunk. Clatter. strum. many times must a man turn his head and pre- tend that he just doesn't The my is blowin' in the wind LEISTER'S COMING EVENTS West Side Story Aug. 21 to 25 Yafes Memorial Centra Rotary Horse Show Aug. 23 to 25 Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion John Howard Society House and Garden Tour and Tea Aug. to p.m. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG. PHONE 328-4080 ;