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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 23, 1974 Farrier at work Duaine McRae repairs shoes "while you wait." He keeps musical ride prepared to prance By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The toast of the world's travelling equestrian shows. Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride, E-Z FOIL BAKE TAKE PAN Cook, bake and serve in same container. Use in- doors and outdoors. Bake it. take it. serve it, store it. Reg. Special 88- Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN is in Lethbridge this weekend. And like any famous auto racing team, the police riders have a specialist to make sure their mounts have the best possible traction and safety each time they enter the show ring What the tire specialist is to the car driver, the farrier is to the riders. Duaine McRae, who shod horses in the Cochrane dis- trict from 1969 until this spring, is the travelling farrier. He is classified as a civilian member of the musical ride patrol gaining employment with the ride because of his special skills. Duaine learned his trade while with the Canadian Arm- ed Forces in England for years. He apprenticed under a master farrier for 4 years before starting work on ranches in Alberta. Duaine has been on the road since he joined the outfit, car- FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Gorman Rupp "high and dry" sump pumps SHAFT SEAL Assures Long, Trouble-Free Life! REMOVABLE WEAR PLATE STRAIGHT IN SUCTION Increases Capacity, Efficiency and Lift Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the "OLIVER DEALER" nearest you. mg for the 36 horses which travel across much of the world. All equipment, including Duaine's tack box, is stored aboard the four semi-trailer horse vans with the respective animals. A bus is chartered for different regions to transport the men while a five-ton truck is rented to haul the uniforms from show to show. The health of the horses is his foremost responsibility and in this role, he performs corrective shoeing on some animals, making sure their hooves are maintained straight and strong. Emergencies, although part of the job. are seldom met. Duaine attends all horse per- formances, but he prides himself on doing all the necessary work ahead of possible problems. With 32 riders and the Officer com- manding in each show, there are only three extra animals. Every horse is inspected regularly but major work is done only every six weeks. All horses have their hooves trimmed on a rotation basis. Because the horse shoes are treated with a caulking sub- stance to give them added traction and wearing qualities, each set lasts up to 12 weeks. He carries with him all the tools of a farrier except a forge. Because of the lack of a forge, all horses are fitted with new shoes prior to leav- ing headquarters in Ottawa and an extra set is made for each animal. CLOSED UNTIL SEPT. 9th Phone lor Appointment Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 City Scene Miss Canada to open show Blair Lancaster, Miss Canada 1974, will officially open the 10th Annual Rotary Indoor Horse Show Sept. 6 at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. The show is scheduled Sept. and 7 with afternoon perfor- mances set for 1 p.m. and evening performances at p.m. Roy Register of Riverside, Calif., will judge animals at 9 a.m. each show day. Tickets for the show are on sale at Leister's Music and at the door. The Rotary show is the only all-breed horse show held in- doors in Southern Alberta. Proceeds from the show will be turned over to the Rehabilitation Society of South Western Alberta for the propos- ed industrial training centre. As an added attraction for intermissions during the shows, the Lethbridge Community College Equestrian Team will per- form a mounted square dance daily. NDP nominates principal Allen Eng, principal of the Manyberries school, was nominated Wednesday to contest the next provincial election in Cypress for the New Democratic Party. Mr. Eng, 41, was elected by acclamation at a nomination meeting in the legion hall in Bow Island attended by provincial leader Grant Notley. Mr. Eng is the first candidate to be nominated in former premier Harry Strom's riding. Mr. Strom is retiring from provincial politics. Married, with two children, Mr. Eng spent 15 years on the Calgary police force before taking a degree at university. He has been teaching in the constituency for about five years. Theft of radio reported A reported break-in today of the caretaker's building in the Mountain View cemetery netted thieves a portable radio and the keys to a truck, Lethbridge police say. Three bicycles valued at about were reported stolen to police Thursday. RCMP ride in Pincher PINCHER CREEK The RCMP Musical Ride will be held at 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Pincher Creek Agricultural Grounds. Cast of 'GodspelP here Monday The cast of "Godspell" will be in Lethbridge Monday to spread the good word about the play before beginning its Cana- dian tour, a theatre official said Tuesday. Bus Murdoch, tour director for Gazebo Theatre One of Santa Barbara, Calif., said the group would stop in Lethbridge on its way to Banff, where the Western Canada tour will open Aug. 30. RCMP picnic coming up Fast-gun draw contests, old-time fiddle competition and square dancing will all be part of the Alberta RCMP century celebrations old-time public picnic Sept. 2 at Calgary's Heritage Park. Native Calgarians will be hosts of the picnic and the feature event will be a special performance of the sunset ceremony by RCMP recruits from the training centre in Regina. There will be a display of old-time fashions, antique cars, bands and wandering musicians to entertain the picnickers. People attending the picnic have been invited to bring a box lunch and dress up for the old-time setting. Senior citizens have been invited to the event and arrangements are being made to provide transportation for the elderly citizens. Admission to the park is free. Agri Prom coming to town If you have ever wondered about Alberta's agricultural productivity, Agri Prom will afford an answer. Agri Prom is a travelling display of Alberta food products which will visit Centre Village Mall Aug. 26 to 31. The theme of the promotional campaign is the natural taste of something better that started visiting major summer ex- hibitions and malls throughout Alberta at Edmonton May 23. The objective of the campaign is to acquaint consumers with quality and variety of Alberta-grown and produced food. Agri Prom is a non-profit organization that includes represen- tatives of farmers, food processors, wholesalers, brokers, retailers and the Alberta department of agriculture. Apartment blocks approved long distance rates Two four-suite apartment buildings were the major items to get Municipal Plann- ing Commission approval at its regular weekly meeting Wednesday. Starlight Construction was given the green light to erect the fourplexes at 2402 and 2406 23rd St. N. In other business, a request by George Money and Son Ltd. to construct a prefab warehouse at 3320 3rd Ave. S. was tabled for more infor- mation, and a request by Steve Romaniuk to add two suites to an existing four-suite apartment block at 2236 Mayor Magrath Drive was refused because of over- density. Corn tour set for Sept. 6 The 1974 Alberta Corn Tour, set for Sept. 6, will feature planting demonstrations utilizing three different planting machines. All interested farmers have been invited to the tour, starting at the Tony Birch farm, nine miles east of Taber on Highway 3. DR. W. R. BATTING OPTOMETRIST is pleased to announce that DR. D. C. HEGLAND is now associated with him in the practice of Optometry. 430 7th Street S. (Medical Dantal Bldg.) Phone 327-2959 International Harvester, Allis-Chalmers and John Deere machines will be operated at the Birch farm. Also at the farm, silage harvesting and storing will be in operation. Following lunch, courtesy of the Alberta Corn Committee and two chemical companies, tour participants will view a grain corn field grown under a flood irrigation system. The tour will move to the Canadian Government Elevator in Lethbridge to view the grain corn drying equipment installed in 1973. Hybrid variety trials at the Lethbridge Research Station will be the last stop on the tour scheduled to end at p.m. with refreshments following at Palliser Distillers Ltd. From LETHBRIDGE Initial 3 Minute Day Rate Banff Barons Bassano Blackie Blairmorc Bow Brandon. Man Grassy Gre.U Falls, Manna Havre, Hay River, High Iron Springs Kalispell, Toll listings coming back Sample long distance tolls, missing for two years from Lethbridge phone books, are to be brought back by popular demand. "We realized a lot of our customers have missed these rate says an ACT spokesman. Four pages of sample tolls are slated for inclu- sion in next year's book, compared with one page in 1972, the last year they were listed. The lists were deleted when AGT implemented a more complicated Trans- Canada one-minute minimum system of rates. The hastily installed new table demonstrated when it was cheapest to place long distance calls, but not the actual cost. The new lists will include sample call tolls to centres in Alberta, Canada, the United States and overseas. AGT plans to include the lists, along with more tips on how to best use your telephone, in an easier-to-read format. Meanwhile, those customers who want an in- dication of what calling long distance within Alberta and Canada will cost can obtain a sample list by calling AGT public relations in Edmonton at 425-4036. Rates are also available at local AGT business of- fices. United Way hopes to win other 24% By MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge United Way is hoping for a generous response from city residents this year. Last year, the campaign got 24 per cent less than similar campaigns in cities about the same size as Lethbridge, the organization's executive director said in an interview. Dave Wilson said statistics from 200 cities in the United States and Canada showed Lethbridge behind. And since 1970, giving has dropped five per cent while population has increased 10 per cent, he added. The executive director said he doesn't know why contributions are down, but it is probably a combination of factors. "I think the money's there because in 1971 they had an average family income, using Lethbridge Herald figures, of said Mr. Wilson. With that average income, and the United Way fair share estimate of three minutes pay a day or six-tenths of one per cent of income, Lethbridge could give he said. The estimate uses a "conser- vative" population figure of with families averaging 4Vz persons each. The goal this year is he said. The 1973 campaign aimed at and collected But if the missing 24 Camping may be tight in South Campers heading to provin- cial facilities this weekend should he able to find a loca- tion if they choose the right one. A report from the provincial government shows two of six provincial campgrounds in the south were completely full last weekend and similar con- ditions are expected this weekend. Willow Creek Provincial Park, 11 miles west of Stavely and Police Outpost, 15 miles south of Cardston have been the favorite camping spots. Park Lake Provincial Park, 10 miles west of Lethbridge, is expected to be 90 per cent full this weekend, similar to last weekend. Car crash kills two HOBBEMA, Alta. (CP) Melvin L. Taylor, 56, of Ponoka, and Russell E. Campbell of Wetaskiwin died Wednesday in a head-on colli- sion five miles south of Hobbema. RCMP said both victims were alone in passenger cars. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209-2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 Cypress Hills Provincial Park, 41 miles southeast of Medicine Hat, is expected to be 75 per cent full in the camp grounds, up from 45 per cent last weekend. Chain Lakes Provincial Park, 25 miles west of Nanton, is expected to be 80 per cent full. Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, 20 miles southwest of Pincher Creek, is expected to be less than 70 per cent full. Picnic areas in all the provincial parks in the south are available with no crowding expected. per cent had been given, the increase in the goal would be only 11.1 per cent, said Mr. Wilson. The latest cost-of- living figures show an infla- tion rate of 11.3 per cent a year, he said. The United Way has broken down statistics for last year's donations by occupation, he said. Industrial workers ap- parently contributed as well as anywhere, he said. Large companies contributed an average of per employee and the workers gave an average of But in most cases, giving by professions was down, he said. Members of one profession gave an average of in Lethbridge, compared with nationally, though 72 per cent of the local members gave compared with 70.5 per cent nationally. Another group had 23.6 per cent contributors in Lethbridge, compared with 47.8 per cent nationally. This group gave per capita in Lethbridge and per capita nationally. This year's campaign objec- tive has also been broken down into areas. Officials hope to get from the professions, from large firms, from the residential canvas, from small, owner-operated businesses, from education, from civic employees, from federal civil servants, from provincial civil servants, from banks and finan- cial institutions and from the real estate industry. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5th St. S. Phone 328-4095 INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS FARM Can Sava You Monay SEE US SOON) FORSTCR 46CNCY 708 3rd. Ave. S. Phone 327-2793 NEW 1974 VW USED CARS 1971 PLYMOUTH CRICKET 1967VW STATION WAGON 1971 MATADOR Fully equipped. 1974 BOBCAT STATION WAGON Only 600 miles. RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI SllM 328-4539 3rd Ave. and 14th Si. S. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS Are you having aches and pains you're figuring are the normal result of "growing Our forefathers definitely did have this problem, but in those days they didn't have the advantage of geriatric medicines which prevent aches and pains or even the harmless analgesics which can also help to relieve those prob- lems. These modern drug items can be prescribed for you by your doctor after he has decided which of them can be of the most help to you. You can live a more relaxed and happy life with the help of these new discoveries. So why not make an appoint- ment with your doctor today, and then bring his prescription to us here where we know and fully-understand its im- portance to you. And we'll both be glad to know life will be easier for you, too. STUBBS PHARMACY LTD, Optn daily a.m. to p.m. Sundays and 12 noon to p.m. ;