Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 WE UIH8RIDGE HERALD Saturday, August 29, 1 970 if You Me.. EX HERB JOHNSON WHEN YOU FIRST sit down and think about turning the entire city of Lethbridge back into a wilderness area it doesn't turn out too well. There are a few aspects of the concept (bold and far-reach- ing as it is) that, at first glance, seem impractical or just plain ridiculous. Tliis is merely because the idea hasn't yet had time to settle in. Give it a while to circulate in your brain and let the rough edges wear off. The more you think about it, the more sense it makes. Here's how we'll do it. The idea will have to be introduced gradually. Our backyard would be the ideal place to begin as we already have a head start. Last year we had a garden. We had just moved in and it" was there, so (under social pressure and a sense of duty) we planted a garden. This year we just had summer fallow. Next year (bold move in a new direction) prairie grass! Think of it, a small patch of authentic prairie grass right in the middle of the city. The first step in restoring the natural ecological balance. From there it will grow and spread, like a prairie fire. The front yard, the neighbor's yard the whole block. Then comes the brush and the flowers and the cactus and all the rest of ths natural prairie flora. Maybe, if we're lucky, some animals might move in to share our new city with us. And we can sit around in the evenings and watch them gambol in the prairie grass. We'll have plenty of time no more lawn mowing, or watering or back-breaking labor. Think of the water saved (maybe the city won t have to build that new reservoir after Think of the time saved (maybe we could all take up a hobby other than On the off chance that there are still a few scep- tics, let me remind you the University of Lethbridge has gone to a great deal of trouble to design a new west-side campus that blends with the landscape, which as you know consists of coulees and prairie. The least we can do is help preserve the landscape. Fight urban blight. Put Lethbridge in the fore- front of those trying to save our natural surround- ings. Plant prairie grass. _ Police Warning Against Littering Lethbridge city police chief James Carpenter has issued a warning to litterbugs in Leth- bridge. He said he has instructed the police force to be on the look- out for anyone littering t h e streets, particularly with broken glass. Apparently in the last month the amount of broken glass being found on the streets has increased considerably. Chief Carpenter said littering occurs in three ways. Carelessness: Families out for a drive may not watch their children too closely and Police Chief To Attend Conference Lethbridge Police Chief James Carpenter will be at- tending the Canadian Associa- tion of Chiefs of Police annual conference Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. The conference will be held ID London, Ont. Chief Carpenter said all phases of police work will be looked into and discussed. Chief Carpenter will be on the juvenile committee. consequently chocolate bar wrappers and pop bottles get thrown out the window. The police are asking parents to watch for this more closely The transporting of garbage and debris to the sanitary land- fill is another problem! A portion of the city bylaw reads: garbage being trans- ported through the city streets shall be properly covered by canvas or tarpaulins so con- structed and arranged as to prevent the contents from fall- ing on the streets. Deliberately throwing litter onto the streets is the third reason for debris being scat- tered about. Chief Carpenter said the police are going to clamp down on the litterbugs with a plan- ned, campaign. In the first ssven months of 1970 there have been 36 people convicted of littering. Ap- parently Magistrate Lloyd Hud- son has been issuing fairly heavy fines to persons convict- ed of littering. Anyone seeing someone lit- ter the streets is asked to get the licence plate number of the car and turn it in to the police. Persons will not names. reporting litterbugs have to give their TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely the monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Soiisfyinfl Customers for Over.60 Years" 325 8th St. S., lethbridge Phone 327-3920 Hotel Project Land Assembled The land assembly for a pro- posed nine storey motor hotel complex in downtown Leth- bridge has been completed. The parcel is made up of the Stern Estate property, the Car G'aslies Cause In Damages Damage amounted to and one person was injured as result of an intersection col- lision on the corner of 7th Ave. and 12th. St. C N. Friday night. Josephine Di Sabato of Leth- bridge is reported to be in good condition in St. Michael's Hospital. The drivers of the two cars involved were Mirelia Di Sabato and Richard Coppie- ters, both of Lethbridge. In another accident, a vehi- cle driven by Ken L. Paul of Lethbridge was in collision with a parked car owned by Gerald Plettell of Lethbridge. The accident occurred near 1312 Scenic Drive. Damage amounted to to the two vehicles. There were no injuries. eastern half of the land be tween 2nd and 3rd Ave. S. and 7th and 8th St., and the Hul Block property, the western portion of the area. Also included is the lane in between, which was approvec by city council Monday for sale to Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd. for Tim Filuk of Schwartz Agen. cies, which sold the Stern prop- erty, says it has been pur- chased by Wales. Keith Hand, Lethbridge area manager for Marathon Realty which owns Che Hull Block property, has informed The Herald a 50-year lease with Wales has been signed. Dan Roysr of Lethbridge president of Wales Holdings has made no announcements regarding a possible date for the start of construction. Teen Clefs Interview The CBC Calgary radio sta- tion, CBR, will feature an inter- view with the Lethbridge Teen Clefs tonight at 8 on the Metro- nome series. The Teen Clefs, and their conductor Anne Campbe 11, were interviewed last month in connection with their two-week singing Osaka Tokyo, Japan. tour of Expo 70 and performances St. John Ambulance Honors Lethbridge Men Two Lethbridge men, Ronald K. Johnson and Gerard De Heer, have been put on the honors list of St. John Am- bulance for outstanding service in first aid instruction and bri- gade work. 'Both men, members of St. John for about eight years, are to receive awards from St. John's national headquarters in Ottawa, at banquet in Cal- gary Sept. 9. Mr. Johnson first became in- volved in St. John Ambulance work in 1963. He is a charter member of the James L. Livingstone Ambulance and Nursing Division. Appointed as secretary of the division in 1965, he still holds that posi- tion. Mr. De Heer completed his officer training course with St. John Ambulance after having been associated with the or- ganization for two years. He SHOE REPAIR Fast dependable service at reasonable Also repair ond replace aH types oi zippers Repairs to all leather goods MIKE'S SHOE REPAIR 7021 3rd Ave. S. (Next to Lelhbridgo locker ant! became divisional officer in and divisional superinten- dent in August of that year, a position he still holds. Weeding Encouraged The Lethbridge parks and recreation department and the fire department recommend that all city property owners ensure that weeds in lanes near their homes are cleaned up as soon as possible. If it is done now, parks and recreation officials say, it should not need doing again until next year. If the weeds are not cut now, they will soon go lo seed and spread to surrounding lawns; they collect paper, leaves and other loose garbage in the wind and create a fire hazard; and it is contrary to the Al- berta Noxious Weed Act to allow them to grow unchecked. LEFT TO RIGHT, COMBAT TRAINING, FLYING AND WORSHIP All PART OF CADET PROGRAM U.S. Air Force Academy In Colorado h Modern, Rugged Training Centre By RON WATMOUGH Herald City Editor COLORADO SPRINGS-The U.S. Air Force Academy, only 11 years old, is the modern but rugged training some men. ground for The cadets, admitted with high academic standing, top physical condition, and through nomination by their Congress- man, spend four years at the academy. They graduate as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force and with a Bachelor of Science degree. Eighty per cent of the graduates go into a major flying program with the air force. Sons of war-time military men get some preference in se- lection for the academy ail other things being equal. Applications for the academy are greater this year than ever French Freighter Credited With Naming Of Whoop Up By JUDI WALKER Herald Staff Writer Old Fort Whoop-Up, once the centre of fur and whisky trade in southern Alberta, will soon be the subject of a historic marker. The marker, to be erected by the Historic Sites Service of the National Parks and Historic Sites Branch, will be situated on the east side of Hie St. Mary River, about one mile east of ;he original fort. The actual site of the fort, according to Alex Johnston, president of the Historical So- aety of Alberta, is too difficult to get to. However, there is a marker on the actual spot which was erected in 1946 by the Lethbridge Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr, Johnston said the marker will be.a circular area 20 feet n diameter overlooking Whoop- Jp Coulee, on land belonging ;o district fanner Frank Bus- sell. "Looking down into the cou- lee, you can clearly see the ruts cut by the bull trains going to the said Mr. Johnston. The marker unveiling cere- money will be held Sept. 18 at p.m., and will be a public jathering. Platform guests wjll nclude local and federal his- toric society officials, and prov- incial and federal government representatives. The actual marker and clear- ing is being prepared by Ken- wood Engineering Construction, Ud. Clear directions on how to get to the site will be an- nounced before the ceremonies. "The naming of the ac- cording to an article which ap- peared in the Sept. 17, 1912 issue of The Lethbridge Herald, "is traceable to a Frenchman named Charles Choquette, who freighted from Fort Benton to what was then Fort Hamilton. "Choquette did not know much English, and whenever he learned a word he had a habit of repeating it over and over. There was an 80-mile barren stretch between Fort Benton and Fort Hamilton, and it was a dread to the outfits that made the trip. 'One night Choquette was drawing near to Fort Hamilton; his outfit was tired and lag- ing, and the others were com- plaining, including Charlie. "Finally someone said: 'Let's whoop up and get to the fort.' This struck Charlie as a good phrase, and he kept repeating it now and then. Fort Trip Sunday A tour of the original site of he old Fort Whoop-Up will be leld Sunday afternoon, start- ng at the Sir Alexander Gait Museum at 2 p.m. George Wateon, curator of he museum, will lead a caval- cade of cars from the museum o the site, at the junction of he St. Mary and Oldman Rivers about five miles south if Lethbridge. The weather office expects most of the cloud cover to have LMTs 'Own Thing' At Yates The Lethbridge Musi c a 1 Theatre student summer pro- duction of Your Own Thing runs tonight and Sunday at 8 at the Yates Memorial Centre. The two performances will be the final ones in total four- MARTIN BROS, FUNERAL HOMES LTD. (SECOND GENERATION) DEREK H. MARTIN MOW TWO CHAPELS SERVING LETHBRIDGE AND DISTRICT DALE A. MARTIN THE TRADITIONAL CHAPEL 3rd AVENUE SOUTH THE MEMORIAL CHAPEL 703 13th .STREET NORTH night run of the off-Broadway hit rock musical. Based on Shakespeare's com- edy Twelfth Night, the stow is directed by Lee Drew and fea- tures Mr. Drew, Kim Drew, Ellyn Mells and Al Janzen in lead roles. Your Own Thing combines rock music, slide pictures of historical personages, satire and the Shakespeare plot line of mistaken identities and ro- mantic complications. cleared off by this evening, and Sunday should be usually sunny with temperatures about 70 degrees in the afternoon. (Last night's rainfall of .08 of an inch was primarily a re- sult of thunderheads built up by the hot temperatures of the last few Mr. Watson said everyone planning to go on the tour should take cameras and field glasses, since wildlife is plenti- ful in the area lo be visited. Cars will take visitors along a good road through the Alt Hubbard farm to die northeast side of the Oldman River, from which the Fort Whoop-Up cairn marker erected by the Jaycees in 1946 can be seen. A canoe will be available to take those interested across the river, which is shallow enough to be walked at that point. Once across the river, the cairn and many indications ot the fort are easily ac- cessible. The tour will also include a visit to the new University ot Lethbridge campus if sufficient people are interested. "As they neared the fort he yelled1 'Whoop and it be- came a byword." The article was quoting an oldtimer -who had lived in the fort. He also accredited the reputation of the fort as a "rendezvous of badmen" and evil doings to an 1868 issue of a San Diego, Calif, newspaper. "The he said, "was as lurid as imagination could make it." Fort Whoop-Up was built by J, J.. Healy and Alfred B. Hamilton in 1869. They named it Fort Hamilton, and did a roaring trade with the Black- foot Indians, clearing in tlfcir first year. Then as they were loading their furs a lamp was upset, and part of the fort was burned. In the summer of 1870, Wil- liam Gladstone, an Indian, was hired by Healy End Hamilton to build a more elaborate fort. Gladstone, with a crew of 30 Metis, had the fort complete (and back hi operation) by 1871. The fort became a major stop on the Whoop-Up Trail, stretching from Fort Benton through Fort Whoop-Up and then north toward Calgary. applications for va- cancies. The academy this year was given EII expanded enrolment, making it the same size as West Point. The cadets follow a program of leader ship and military training, athletics, academics and religion. A million chapel with nine tetrahedral aluminum spires reaching 150 feet into the three worship areas. One is for Protestant, one for Catholic and one for Jewish worship. Cadets in their first and sec- ond years are required to at- tend religious services. The physical trailing is rig- orous, with obstacle course work-outs and physical com- bat. The cadets train on a calorie-per-day diet. One of the marvels of the academy is the dining room, where the cadets are fed in a half-hour. Emblem of the academy is the Falcon. Falcons are raised at ths academy and flown as mascots during athletic events. A veterinarian, Dr. James C. Mclntyre, is to charge raising the Falcons. DDT has taken its toll of the bird The academy is in the wilds, seeking Fal- cons from Canada. Tha academy covers some acres and is at an alti- tude of feet. Cost of the campus and equipment totals some million. It costs the U.S. govern- ment per cadet each year to maintain the training program. Cadets are paid about a month in training. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Metropolitan Bltlg. 358-4095 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitation! Announcemenli (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Matches Napkins Thank You Cardt We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards wi'lh each Order! FREE CUSTOMER PARKING CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PARKING STALLS FOR RENT CITY HALL ANNEX Apply: TREASURY DEPARTMENT CITY HAIL THE UNIVERSITY- OF GALGARY SENATE SUBMISSIONS The Senate of the University of Calgary will hold ils regular autumn meeting on September 29, 1970. It is (he duly of the Senate lo en- quire into any matter that might tend to en- hance the usefulness of Ihe University. Individuals or groups are invited lo make submissions to the senate for consid- eration at its aulumn meeting. These will then be studied by appropriate Senate commHlees prior to the mecling. Persons may appear be- fore the Senate in support of their submissions, or attend as spectators. Direct all correspondence nof later than September 11, fo: Dr. J. E. Lloyd, Box 220, Claresholm, Alberta.