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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta NEWS OF THE AUTO WORLD With the Motorists of South Alberta GOVT. PREPARING TO DEVELOP THE WATERTON LAKES PARK (By Eleanor Mack) ^Vaterton Park in Southern Alberta, lias been the resort of thousands of holidayers this summer. Its lakes teem with fish, its shady valleys, picturesque mountains and spacious camping grounds proved attractive to the people of the southern towns ami cities, such as Lpthbridge. Macleod, Fincher Crock and Cardston. Many cottages have been erected during the past few months and during this summer tepees and tents were almost as numerous in Waterton Lake Park as houses on the residential streets of one of the western cities. This park has wonderful possibilities nnd with even a small amount of development it will vie with any of the national parks of America for scenic beauty. It has the greatest bodies of water of any of the national parks of Canada, these teem with fish, in fact fishing is one of the popular sports the park affords. There are tine trout of good dimensions to be found there and it is not unusual to catch one of ten or fifteen pounds, while occasionally a good fisherman is rewarded with one that will tip the scales at twenty or thirty pounds. The mountains may not have as tnuch snow as those of the Yoho Valley and Rocky Mountain park, but they have a red and blue coloring that place, them in a class by themselves. On a bright day one is struck with the coloring as the sun plays on the rocky peaks and lights up and displays the full beauty of the red. green and blue tones, thousands of feet above. Like most mountain streams and lakelets the water in Waterton Lake I is of pure green and In some places j of great depth. The late Kouteuay ! Brown, who was a well known old j timer of tho Waterton Lakes district. ' measured the depth In a few places I and found the deepest point to bo ! three hundred feet. Like most points in Southern Alberta, the weather is sometimes windy which makes the lake rough at times, so it is not unusual to see rowboats nnd canoes hug-gin the shores. There are several launches which go up and down the lake, n distance of eight miles everyday. A trip to the head of the lakes j from this point into the heart of Gla-I cier National park of the I'nited i States is one of the popular outings . ot this district. ! There are wonderful scenic points < within its boundaries, equalling, if | not RUrfMiMilJSrTrie finest scenic points | of the other Canadian national parks. I such as the beau-iful Waterton lake j itself which divides into two lakes, upper and lower, connected by a won-j derfully beautiful narrows. The won-; derful Cameron canyon, fed by Cam-i cron lako. with its scries of beautiful waterfalls, Hell Roaring canyon with equally beautiful cascades and waterfalls fed from three lakelets lying at the foot of Sofa and Sheep mountains. Harkin lake lying at the foot of Harkin mountain. The numerous waterfalls in Cameron and Hell Roaring canyons are wonderful and when opened up and made easy of access to the public the park will have features to be proud of. Under the supervision of Mr. Cooper, the superintendent of this promising park, Canada is assured that the development will be rapid and up to expectations. It was in order to study the situa- tion and learn more about the scenic features of this, Canada's youngest park, that Mr. V. W. Johnson, national parks lecturer for tho Dominion government, spent a couple of weeks here. It is very interesting to find that while here Mr. Johnson met Mr. Sterling Yard, the famous park officer of the department ot tho Interior, Washington, nnd Mr. Mather, supervisor of American parks, a position similar to that held by Mr. J. B. Harkin, commissioner of the parks of Canada, and to learn from theso gentlemen that Waterton Lakes park was tho envy of the park officers of the I'nited States. These gentlemen went so far as to suggest that, they would lie glad to link up their park. Glacier National park, with this Canadian park, by means of a motor road. This matter was discussed thoroughly with the result that decision was made that Washington would confer with Ottawa on the matter, tlrrough Mr. Sterling Yard, who promised to take the matter up as soon as he returned to the capital. A point worth while noting In this connection is the fact that it would only be necessary for the Dominion government to build four and a half miles of road to connect with the boundary where the proposed American road would meet ours. The writer has been reliably informed that the Great Northern railway intends to erect a chalet at the foot of lower Waterton lake, a distance of three miles from where the Canadian portion of the motor road would end, thus assuring this park and the towns and cities of Southern Alberta of a constant stream of American tourists, which would add millions of dollars to the economic wealth of Alberta. Once the American tourist arrived at the foot of the lake a*d gained a view of the beautiful park which begins almost at this point they would be lured across the boundary line and into the heart of the scenic beauty of this portion of the Rockies. Once they have entered they would traverse the provincial road to the Banff national park further west:' With the completion of the national highway through the Rockies, linking up Alberta with British Columbia, a constant stream of tourists will pass over this route to the Pacific <� ist highway nnd back to the I'nited States. Thus it can be seen that with the co-operation of the United States park department nnd the *uflii(C of Its share of the proposed international motor road the completion of Canada's portion of this district and the Uanff national highway, a new era will begin In this part ot Canada. Alberta and Hrltish Columbia will reap one of the finest crops that Canada can produce, namely the tourist crop as a result ot our scenic features and opportunities for sport and recreation. Both of these provinces have scenic points unrivalled and unequalled by any other nation in the world. Already many American parties have made their way into Waterton Lakes park over extremely difficult trails. Mr. Sterling Yard with Mrs. Yard and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, of the department of the interior, Washington, headed one of the parties which spent soveral days there last week. They came in by pack train from Glacier National park. There was another party representing the Prairie club of Chicago, including about twenty out-of-door enthusiasts, They arrived by way of Glacier park, hA-iiiR tramped over the rugged trail all the way. In fact there have been about twenty-five American outfits to pass over from Glacier park this summer, thus demonstrating beyond question that if this park was made easy of access by motor roads Canada would receive a visit from practically every tourist who entered Glacier park. JOHN N. WILLYS HEADS CURTISS AEROPLANE COMPANY Toledo.-John N. Willys, president of the Willys-Overland Co., probably has been made president ot the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. This announcement follows a meeting held this month in Buffalo, N.Y., by the directors of the Curtiss company. According to Mr. Willys, William A. Morgan, head of the Buffalo Copper & Brass Rolling Co., in which Mr. Willys is largely Interested, will be mado vice-president and general manager of tho Curtiss company. Plans are being arranged for the merger of tho Willys nnd Curtiss interests, and 63,000 shares ot coibtuon stock ot the Curtiss company are to be marketed at $35 to provide additional working capital of. 12,205,000. The Curtiss company has received a $20,000,000 airplane order from tho United States government. Mr. Willys has been made a member ot the voting trust of tho Curtiss Aeroplane Co., to succeed James Em-brie, who has resigned. J. E. Kop-porley, vice-president of the Willys-Overland Co., has also been mado a director of tho Curtiss company, to succeed G, Meyer. Glenn H. Curtiss announced at tho meeting that ho Is developing a new fighting plane which will operate at a speed of 150 m.p.h. It is expected that the Curtiss company will receive orders from tho allies In tho next two or three months for $60,000,000 worth of airplanes. Great Britain is expected to require 2,000 biplanee and 2,000 additional engines. J NEW OAS FINDS FAVOR The new "Electro" gasoline introduced Into the city by the Prairie City Oil Co.'s new service station, Is finding great favor with local auto-iBts. This gasoline is of a high grade and. usually sells at a higher price than the ordinary fluid. Tho price here, however, remains tho same and this is gaining the. service people many friends. DON'Tl Don't start motor with open throttle or advanced spark. Don't attempt to start motor with any of the transmissions in mesh. Have gear shift lever in neutral. Don't leave your ignition switch I "on" when motor is not running. Five rv.-cple ir. the so-called five passenger small car Five people comfortably seated in a Canadian Studebaker ear Is the Small Car an Economy When You Have to Sacrifice So Much? NEXT to buying a home, a car is perhaps the largest purchase you'll ever make. It involves real money. It ought to be correspondingly considered. The amount involved in the purchase of an automobile is too big a sum to spend just on some friend's recommendation or some salesman's talk. Look at it as an investment. Think of^next week, next month, next year. Think whether you are going to climb out of the new car a week from now, tired and cramped because it is too small for touring-whether you are!" going to be able to take a few friends on a trip and have them comfortable-whether the car will stand up for years of hard service and ALWAYS be ready for use, and if you should desire to re-sell or trade in, will have the least possible depreciation from its original price. Think of the future-think of the way you would buy your home-how you wouldn't let a few dollars stand between you and perfect satisfaction-then decide whether it is true economy to buy a car that you will soon find lacks the essentials of motoring satisfaction. When you buy such a car you may save a little money on the original price, but you must make sacrifices. In a Studebaker car you get power enough for any hill, power that will pull you through the deepest mud and sand; comfort at any speed, roominess that small cars do not have; and high quality materials and accurate workmanship combined with the accessibility and adjustability that actually make upkeep and operation charges for a period of three years less than those of any small car. Think it over. Then see the car that is built to give all the necessary essentials at the lowest possible price, the car with a twelve months' guarantee. ^UlXt^fn^ %?.^SX2" iM madC .in inC.rease