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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta vegetables horticultural society's annual show Stephanie Wolstoncrott gardener of the year view annual horticultural show y The flowers stole the show at the 5lst annual Lethbridge and District Horticultural So- ciety garden show held at the exhibition pavilion. More than l.COO persons viewed the displajs of flow- and vegetables which included 550 entries 335 of them flowers. Flower arrangements were featured in all but one of seven displays provided by local businesses and organi- zations. One of the non- competitive displays w a s Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery's creation of a water fountain. surrounded by a garden of geraniums and a dis- play which took four days to build. As the water shot upward in the fountain it fell in splashes of light that alter- nately turned to and an icy blue. To one side of the fountain were pictures of flowers with two tall cacti on either side while on the other side of the fountain were arrangements of ferns and other flowers. The cacti a few years ago had been packaged and ssnt to a woman in Coaldale from the Union of South Africa. They recovered from the trip and one of the two eventually wound up at the brewery. Visitors to the pavilion near the main entrance met a display presented by the community services depart- ment of the city. It consisted of potted plants and cut flovv- ers that ranged from carna- to geraniums to colias. The Garden of Optimism display by the Sunrise Ranch near Coaldale consisted of an arrangement of ferns and On each side and stretch- ing for half the pa- vilion's length were arrange- ments courtesy of the Japa- nese Garden Society. The display consisted of ever- drift- shrubs and flowers. As well as the flowers there were descriptions of the his- tory and methods of Jap- anese flower arranging. The second Japanese display con- sisted of a collection of potted plants. The Lethbridge Research Station display c o mbined flowers and potted plants in a tribute to the RCMP Cen- tennial. A five sided figure that contained a carving of a policeman on horse back was bordered by yellow flowers. In the background of the Western Canadian Nursery display were various ever- green and deciduous trees and shrubs while In the fore- ground were roses. This dis- first ferns. green play for obvious reasons was the only one not dominated by flowers. The Lethbridge Florists Association stopped visitors with a wishing well com- pletely surrounded by flow- while in another corner of the pavilion there was a display of flowers contri- buted by the prize winners in the show. The Lethbridge J. S. Stewart Memorial tro- phy went to Joyce Ervin for her doll dressed as a New Year's using carna- tions and snap dragons. Mrs. Ervin won the trophy for having the best arrange- ment. A dahlia about 10 inches in diameter won R. P. of High the Jack Downs Memorial awarded for the first time this year. Four tables of vegetables and flowers took up the cen- north end of the pavilion. A few of the vegetables were unat t r a c tively thrown helter but most including several vege- tables shaped in the form of comic characters with arms and showed they had been exhibited with care. P. D. former di- rector of the Brooks Re- search opened the show Saturday by praising local horticulturists for their New CNIB rep says Communication needed between sighted work. He urged those present to join the provincial hor- ticultural society. A large membership in the provincial society would give horticulturists more power and allow it to better speak as tha collective voice in hor- ticulture. A year ago membership in the society was by appoint- ment but cow membership is open to anyone. life memberships in the local society were conferred on two men who have been active locally in horticulture for about 40 years. Honored were Bert a show di- rector for 20 and Ken past director of the Lethbridge society and the organizer of junior gar- dening. Gardener of the year award went to garden show secretary Mrs. Stephanie 'VVolston'croft. The which has besn presented an- nually since was won last year by Mrs. Ervin. The Jack Downs awarded for the first time this went to Donna for her work as a ju- noir gardener. Other award winners Miss winner of the Nelsen Sullivan trophy for most points in flower and vegetable children's Virginia winner of W. R. Viney me- morial most points in vegetable adult di- Bernlce perpet- ual challenge trophy points in cut Mrs. Muir took two other awards. They were the J. E. Rannard memorial trophy for most points in rose classes and the award for the champion rose. The W. T. Hope Memorial trophy for most points in dahlia was won by John while Jim Archibald won four the champion cham- pion vase and the T. H. Llewlyn memorial trophy for most points basket and vase. The Stacey memorial tro- .phy for the highest scoring ex- hibit in single entry of gladi- olas went to R. P. along -with the F. W. Downer trophy for the most points in class. The reserve champion spike went to another River Ernie Bta-- president of the nadian Gladiola Society. Smells good Marjorie of Coaldale WEED WAR LOOMS Back lane weeds sparked a number of com- plaints to city hall in the last couple of the city's weed inspector says. The volume of complaints appears to be growing as fast as the wesds and the weed inspector is looking for some co-operation or he'll start sending out weed notices. Under the Weed Control Act of Alberta and city by- weed control in lanes is the responsibility of prop- erty owners or tenants. 500 li arses to compete J ousters at Rotary show The East Lethbridge Ro- tary Club horse show Thurs- day to Saturday will feature a simulated battle betvvesn the Normans and the Saxons. The battle will be a contest between jousters from the Vancouver based branch of the English jousting society at evening at which audiences will be en- couraged to take sides as the jousters grab their broad- maces and lances. About 15 jousters are ex- pected to participate in the nightly performances at the Exhibition Pavilion. Besides which originated back in the 10th and llth the show will feature senior and junior equestrian events in the afternoon and evening. There are 97 classes in the ail breed horse with riders expected from South- ern Alberta as well as from Saskatche- and B.C. Five hundred horses will be entered. In the afternoon junior equestrian events are sched- while finals in the se- nior events are scheduled to run at night. Afternoon ses- sions start at 2 p.m. and eve- ning sessions at p.m. Awards will be presented each night to winners in the major classes. There be no admission charge Thursday and Friday afternoon while Saturday afternoon there will be a charge for rush seats. Charge for evening per- formances ranges from to Tickets are on sa'e at Leister's Music shop and will be sold at the gate if there are still tickets avail- able. Six hundred tickets have been sold to local businesses and organizations. The pa- vilion has a capacity for persons. Figures on general ticket sales were not avail- able. Public understanding and acceptance of the blind is of first importance in improv- ing the lot of the visually the newly ap- pointed Southern Alberta field secretary cf the Cana- dian National Institute for the says. Ben a resident of Coaldale far nine said in an interview that in the past people have identified blindness with some sort of mental deficiency. would look at one person in who men- tal as well as physical de- fects and generalize. The people who do queer things stand out in people's he said. Mr. Siemens said that what Ottawa trip for achievers Seven members of Leth- bridge Junior Achievement will fly from Calgary Tues- day to a week long achiev- conference in Ottawa. Michelle Kevin Sharon Denise- Rick Susan Schaffer and Marilyn Yoshida will return from the conference Aug. 27. is needed is more direct com- munication between blind and sighted people so that blind people are identified as people as people who happen to be blind. Many people now respond to blind people with fear and are at a loss as to how to deal with he said. And he the public must come to a greater under- standing of what the blind person is capable. Mr. himself meets the definition of Jegal a definition which is vision. He has vision. He recalled from his own experience his inability to cope in school because of his visual handicap. He quit school in Grade 7 and only later did he pursue his educa- tion to a bachelor of arts from University of Calgary. Mr. Siemens believes that the blind person must be made to feel a part of soci- ety through integration. This is being started in the said Mr. through attempts being made by the CNIB to have students integrated into the public schools. This summer course was offered in Calgary to help blind students become more independent and to upgrade their study skills to help them better adapt to a regu- lar school program. Asked about his own as- Mr. Siemens said be has two to see every blind person as independent as passible and to make life as pleasing as possible for blind persons. The later goal he hopes to achieve in seme measure through visits into the homes .cf the blind. One of his re- sponsibilities as a field secre- tary is visiting the 400 blind who reside in his from Lacombe south with the exclusion of once a year. While in Lethbridge this week he called on sjme of the 70 blind people he must see. Mr. Siemens says that public acceptance of the blind is not a one-way street. Public acceptance cannot ba achieved without the efforts of blind people themselves. try to train our blind people to accept help if it is needed and to be friendly when people offer The responsibilities of a field secretary include re- cruiting and assisting volun- teers who raise funds for Uie personal counselling of people who have sucn. problems as help-- ing people gain financial as- sistance and providing young people who arc able to work the chance for employment through referral to the CNIB. Mr. Siemens provides blind persons with travel conces- sion slips which allow blind people to take trains or buses at reduced cost providing they are accompanied by a euide. Caravan This troupe of 46 trailers with vacationing occupants spent the Edmonton and Calgary. The group was to disband here todoy weekend in Lethbridge at the Exhibition Grounds. The tour originated and a supper and dance Sunday evening. at Ffrnif. B thiwa wjKilrc If uunnnrl Ihrmtnk ;