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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, August LETHBRIOGt -ic.-MlJ 2 Napi officials Signs will be posted to direct visitors Girl Guide camp well used By JEAN SWIHART Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD Okeekum, the Chinook area Girl Guide camp two miles north of here, has ended another successful summer season and will be vacant for the fall and winter Okeekum is a Peigan word for 'the place where friends meet And the camp is well-named Friendly Guides and Brownies meet there every summer This vear an Opportunity For Youth grant enabled southern Mberta leaders Karen Clelland and Cathy Sebuhck, both of Lethbridge Mary Jo Schill of Taber and Jodi Cowie of Foremost to administer the camp A highlight of the summer was the International RCMP Camp It saw girls from across the nation and from Montana attend Floods marred the season and three camps were moved to other sites About 300 girls enjoyed Okeekum's scenery and peaceful setting this summer CLIP AND MAIL TODAY LEARN TO EARN With Canada's Largest Tax Service D3GD3B1.OCIC JOi INTERVIEWS AVAIIAIIE FOR IEST STUDENTS INCOME TAX COURSE Includes current UK laws, theory, application as practiced in Block of- from coast to coast Chotct of days and ctais times Certificate awarded upon graduation ENROLL NOW! Classes Start Sept 18 There are 2 conrenient clou locations. Contact the office nearest you: 81 5 Third Avenue South Telephone 329-3632 Pleite lend me free information about the BUek Intent. Tux C.UH., Thu n rtqucit (or information only and plaeoi mo undor nt NAME ADDRESS r-ITY PROV _PHONE_ CLIP AND MAIL TODAY LH23 Woolford Mutual Telephone Co. DISPERSAL AUCTION SALE Wed., Aug. 28th p.m. Sale to be held at Jefferson School 16 miles S. E. of Cardston TERMS CASH On Offer: 1800 poles 16-30 ft. long Mostly New 300 10 ft. cross arms 150 6 ft. cross arms 8 tons of steel wire A Good Assortment Of Insulators Bolts and Brace Irons Sales Conducted BEREZAY'S AUCTION SERVICE Cardston, Alberta, Phone 653-2296 Bus 653-3464 Shape-Up Alberta checks Taber needs TABER (HNS) Shape-Up Alberta, funded by the departments of culture, youth and recreation and health and social development, held a meeting here this week to review its proposed fitness testing program About 20 people attended Shape-Up Alberta operates with a mobile unit from the Edmonton YMCA There is no charge for participants Chris Landreth, assistant recreation for Taber. organized a group of local citizens who attended the meeting to hear a presenta- tion by Joyce Bourne, n charge of public relations for the Shape-Up Alberta team She was on an exploration visit to evaluate the needs and interests of Taber in relation to the mobile unit Goals and functions of the unit were presented and dis- cussed The group indicated a keen interest and concern about physical fitness in the Taber community The unit will promote fitness and nutrition throughout the rural areas of Alberta The team will be con- ducting fitness and nutrition appraisals Local leaders will be trained and follow-up programs will be planned The team comprises two physical education specialists and a nutntionahst Thev will work for a three-week period in each Alberta town Mrs Bourne said the mobile unit will be able to visit six towns on its present provin- cial government grant Therefore, she is conducting a series of exploration visits to all towns that responded to an earlier letter Six towns will be selected for the initial program Miss Landreth said local recreation specialists are go- ing to work on a plan that will enable people from neighbor- ing communities to par- ticipate in the program Shape-Up Alberta will launch its first program in mid-September Taber officials expect to know earh next week if this town will be included in the program Housing shortage Swallows have filled every available housing site on this bridge over the Milk River north of Del Bonita. Family reunion at Taber TABER (HNS) The 24th annual famih reunion of the descendents of Cleo Myrtle Williams and the late Sherman Bennett Williams was held recently at the farm of Ed and Inez Kasner of Coaldale Rain marred a wiener roast and later the Coaldale Sportsplex was rented and the reunion moved indoors Sixty-two relations attended The family genealogist is Leslie Williams of Taber Cramped i i feeling at city hall By NANCY MILES Special Correspondent g CRANBROOK This i citv s 50 year old city hall is bulging at seams. again It mav be extended northward bv a square foot addition The cost estimate is: 000 including a S30 i :j 000 renovation to the pre- H sent quarters and consultant s fees The original red brick. three floor 10th Avenue municipal centre has-; been expanded and im- x proved several times'; x alreadv Architect S h i g e r u whose new curl-: x ing rink at Balment Park is operating has been: the task of: preparing preliminary working drawings will require about months to complete ft The ciU owns former McPhersonj ft Funeral Home on 10th :j Avenue It has been tupied bv a realtv firm x ior the past two vears 5 Horse thief no match for RCMP Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON DECOUX, ReiidenI Rep., 562-2149 By MILDRED HARKER Herald News Service MAGRATH The history of the RCMP here includes stories about horse thieves, smuggling, smallpox and fire. On July the St Mary detachment was closed and one member of the force was moved to Magrath, more centrally-located for police work The Garden City was a prosperous village of more than 500 inhabitants A policeman was not stationed here during the 1901- 1902 winter but a constable returned in the summer of 1902 The detachment was closed in 1906, reopened in 1908, and was closed again in 1913 It reopened in 1916 but was closed fro m 1917 to 1932 when the Alberta Provincial Police handled policing duties The APP was absorbed by the RCMP in 1932 and, except for 1940, the local detachment has been open since 1932. In 1902 Magrath had a pop- ulation of about 700 There were more than 200 school- aged children A new school had been built and three teachers were employed There were two general stores, four blacksmith shops, a lumber yard, a hardware store, a harness shop, a hotel and two agricultural firms About bushels of grain was grown in the sur- rounding area in 1902 and the average per acre was good. About acres were broken in the fall of the year. In 1903 a large acreage of sugar beets was planted to supply the Raymond sugar factory. The 1902 North West Mounted Police annual report described LDS Church members, who mostly com- prised the village, as hard-working, thrifty people, willing to help each other They were also described by the police as citizens of a law- abiding community. On Oct 17. 1902, informa- tion was received from one Al Keyes charging a Thomas Farrer with selling a horse to a Harker of Magrath without the consent of the owner Robert and Henry Farrer were also charged with obliterating a brand on the same horse Robert and Henry were con- victed at the Lethbridge sitting of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court Robert was sentenced to four months in the guardroom and Henry to six months. Thomas was acquitted On Oct 29, 1902, a prairie fire started in the area but was put out by the settlers. By 1903 the settlement had increased in population and wealth An agricultural socie- ty was formed, taking in Ray- mond and Stirling The first fair was held here Water was piped from a spr- ing two miles away The town had a pasture for stock, three sections of land controlled by share-owners A total of head of cattle was owned by local citizens On April 22, 1903, a fire started south of the village It burned over about two square miles It was put out by policemen and settlers. It was believed that goods were being smuggled into the Territories from Montana over a trail that crossed the border at Whiskey Gap The trail led north to Fort Macleod The NCO in charge of the Magrath detachment patrolled the area thoroughly but no crossings were dis- covered Many petty offences, com- mitted by the local young men were heard by the police justice of the peace These were dealt with leniently on the first offence, more severe- lv on second and third offences In 1907 about 20 horses were stolen from the Mclntyre Ranch south of the village Eighteen were eventually recoveied on the Peigan agency in Montana Two others were found in the possession of one John Wren a halfbreed on the reserve The brands had been altered Wren was returned to Canada for trial He was con- victed and sentenced to two years in prison by Judge Winters The trial was held March 17. 1910. and Wren was taken to the Edmonton pemtentiarv to serve his term In 1912 there was an out- break of smallpox here The police worked hard to main- tain the quarantine Many people were afflicted but the disease was fairly mild The first detachment quarters here in 1901 were rented for a month This included board and lodging for the member and hay for the horse In January, 1933, the force vacated quarters rented from the provincial department of public works and moved into an eight-room house on 1st Street W It was rented from Richard Bradshaw for a month Hear more clearly without irritating background noise. RECEIVES LAW DEGREE Bernard Norton, son of Mr and Mrs Blame Norton of Magrath, received a degree in law from the University of Alberta at graduation exer- cises m Edmonton He is now living in Calgary where he will article with the law firm of Saucier and Jones for one year Bernard is married to the former Sheila Hill of Raymond They have two children Zenith's new Directional Hearing Aid. if you find that much of the sound you hear is harsh irritating noise then our new Directional hearing aia the D' LOiild be just right 'or you comfort it le j'd b i qs you cledf rich sourd at a pleasant level it softens and reduces harsh unwanted background MOIM fror the ma rear Come in for a demonstration of t if Pov ID or 'ny other