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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta BRADSHAW FAMILY REUNION About 50 Descen- dants of the late Richard W. and Jane Evans Bradshaw gather at Belly River flats campground in Walerton Lakes National Park for a family reunion. Shortly after the turn of the century, Mr. Bradshaw followed the trend of the times and. began raising wheat on a large scale at Magrath. He used horses, plows and steam en- gines to break up acres in the spring of 1906 and grew the fir t wheat in the area. Identified above, left, are Mrs. Richard (Olive) Bradshaw, standing beside Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Smith of Welling and Mrs. Evans (Alberta) Bradshaw of Mountain View. Seated at left is Richard Bradshaw of Magrath. Mr. and Mrs. Max Bradshaw are seated at the back, centre. David Smith and Dean Brad- shaw, reservoir engineer with Banff Oil, are at centre right and far right respectively. Family Gathers At Belly River Flats Stiluiday, Aunuil 11, Tilt LFIUDRIDCf 3 Shell Plant Fights Pollution By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer WATERTON Descendants of Jane Evans Bradshaw and H. W. (Dick) Bradshaw, pi- oneer rancher whose Rosedale Farm percherons were big win- ners at the Lethbridge and Dis- trict Exhibition early in the century, gathered recently at Belly River flats for a family picnic. Fifty attended, including the late Dick Bradshaw's sons, Richard, Max and Evans of Magrath, Lethbridge and Mountain View rexpectively. Their wives, Olive, Pearl and Alberta and many grandchil- dren were on hand. PLAYS GUITAR Shannon Nelson of Jefferson, daughter of Mr. ai.d Mrs. Gor- don Nelson, sang and accom- panied herself on guitar. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bradshaw of Calgary sang. Unable to attend were Mrs. Margaret Smith of North Van- couver and Mr. and Mrs. Tex Hickard of West Vancouver, DEAN BRADSHAW Younger Days B.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tpmlinson Jr., Taber. BE CAREFUL Charles Harker of Magrath was on hand, enjoying the op- portunity to talk about the da3rs when Pink was the top percheron in the south. "Boy, that horse weighed more than a Mr. Harker recalled. "You had to be care- ful not to let him step on your toes." R. W. Bradshaw's first brand was the sheep-hook 6. His EARL TOMLINSON horse brand was the half dia- mond B. Besides percherons, he also imported fine French coach horses. Richard Bradshaw of Ma- grath reminisced as follows: "R, W. would ship 600 head of horses up from Nevada and it was my job to herd those horses. They'd run from Haley to Stirling and it was my job to know where they were. "They were wild horses and f mean wild. Those horses had only seen a man but once when they were branded. "Horses run in bands and each band would have a mark- er. R. W. would say go out and get that bunch -with the buck- skin or get that bunch with the four-eyed appalonsa. I would go out and run in that bunch and no other. 'Now then, R. W. traded land at Rosedale (near Magrath) for land up at Caldwell and Birds- eye. He traded one acre of land at Rosedale for three acres of land and some cash at Birdseye. ''There was a fellow worker for R. W. a fugitive from the law. I was just a kid, 13 years of age. He said to me: "Kid, see that horse. If you can catch him you can have him. EEAL HORSES "Now there were some real horses in those days. See that table over there. That horse could jump that far in one jump. Well I caught him. The fellow said to R. W. I can't iet him have that horse, he's not mine to give. But he gave me another one. ATTENTION IRRIGATION FARMERS! SAIE PRICE 6-INCH ALUMINUM MAIN LINE 1 6" x 30 ft. length wilh Major Coupler 1 6" x 30 ft. length with Major Coupler and 4-inch valve PER SET, ONLY FREE DELIVERY WITHIN 100 MILES MAJOR IRRIGATION COMPANY 2125 2nd Avenue S. Phone 327-5525 327-5455 RED CROSS BLOOD DONORS CLINIC Southminster Church Hall SEPT. 1-2-3 Tues. p.m. Wed, 1 3 and 6 9 p.m. a.m. and 6-9 p.m. QUOTA 900 PINTS Nearly 100 persons drop out socb clinic due to ill health, moving or clscilh therefore new donors are constantly needed. "Those were the days when man's word was good. I re- member E. W. writing out a cheque for a large sum of mon- ey. He was sitting out on a hillside and handed the cheque to a fellow and said buy me cattle with that. He did, all but Later when I was in trou- ble at Beazer, R. W. said why don't you go see that fellow. I rapped on his door and he re- membered he owed R. W. and he wrote me out a cheque for it. BORN AT LEIFI Jane Evans Bradshaw was born at Lehi, Utah County, Utah, Dec. 38, 1867, a daughter of Bishop David Evans and Margaret Christine Holm. Her early life was spent much as that of other early settlers. Supplying food and clothing took 'the co-operative effort of the entire family. Among many other tilings there was wool to card, spin, knit and weave. Her father died June 23, 1883, when she was. 16. It was necessary for her mother to weave to sup- port the family. On Nov. 23, 1888, she mar- ried Richard William Brad- shaw. They were the parents of 10 children: Richard David; June Adell (Mrs. Joseph Charles a girl who died before birth; Ina Leone (Mrs. Norris Edward Margaret Mary (Mrs. Allen Noble Maxwell Wil- liam; Evans Carlisle; Reed who died at birth; and Gladys Jane, (Mrs. Tex During the great "flu" epi- demic, Jane Evans Bradshaw became ill. It developed into pneumonia. She had two daugh- ters, a son and a grandson all sick in the house at Magrath at the same time. All that medical aid and kind friends could do to assist her was done but death came to her March 27, 1919. PIONEERED ID The story of the late R. W. Bradshaw launches much of the irrigation liistory of south Alberta, for it was from the Caldwell-Mountain View Ir- rigation District which he pi- oneered, that larger schemes flowed. Maxine and Don Hanson run prize polled Hereford cattle on the Birdseye Ranch, handed down from R. W: to Max Brad- shaw. The sons of Evans and Al- berta have pushed ahead. They rode horseback to school at Mountain View. Carlisle is ap- proaching his doctorate in agri- culture; Dean is an oil reser- voir engineer; and Lee heads the physics department at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. A daughter, Mrs. Heed (Janet) Merrill, lives at Calgary. STOPPED BEATING Some day, perhaps a book will be published detailing va- rious encounters with bears in- volving members of the family. One of the most unbelievable, but true, is Max's story about tracking a bear in the snow, a tracking adventure that ended with the hunter face to face with a rudely awakened bear. "I've heard people say they were so scared their heait stopped Max Brad- shaw says, "And I never be- lieved it until that moment." PRIDE OF THE BRADSHAW FAMILY This percheron, twice champion at the Chicago International, is fondly remembered by the Bradshaw families of southern Al- berta. Magrath pioneer, the late R. W. (Dick) Bradshaw bought him in 1909 from the Dunham, Fletcher and Dunham farm near Chicago for soon after he was imported from France. He weighed in at pounds and, shown by Richard Bradshaw of Magrath at Lethbridge fairs up to 1914, regularily defeated the prize-winning percherons exhibited by the late George Lane of Nanton, his stiffest competitors. Pink is buried at Rosedale, south of Magrath. He is remembered as one of the great horses of the past. MRS. NELSON ATTENDS REUNION-Don Hanson of Mountain View eluctantly to're himself away from the Birdseye Ranch rrigation ditches to attend the Bradshaw family reunion. Good Citizen Wins Praise From Sgt. Ernie Toclcl At Pincher PINCHER CREEK (Special) -Sgt. Ernie TVM, in charge of the local detachment of the RCMP, congratulated some 200 youths for their "fine be- havior" when participating in the Southern Alberta Summer Games- There were no reports of mis- behavior or vandalism. From the police point of view it was a very satisfactory gath- ering of young people. A "hats off" was also extend- ed to the County of Willow Creek Swim contestants who took it upon themselves to clear up all the litter in the park adjacent to the pool be- fore leaving on their bus. "A wonderful example of good said Sgt. Todd. R. TERPSTRA YOUR SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE SALES AND SERVICE Phone 345-4695 or 223-3737 Franz Koci Teaches Ait At Pinelier PINCHER CREEK (Special) Pincher Creek regional parks and recreation announce it has secured the services of Franz Koci to instruct art classes in Pincher Creek again this fall. Mr'. Koci lias now conducted two sets of classes in Pincher Creek with excellent results as judged by those who visited the two exhibits held in the meeting rooms of the T o w n Hall. Hours for the sessions which commence Wednesday, Sept. 9, are: Advanced 2 to 4 p.m. and beginners from 7 to 9 p.m. All classes commence in the meeting room of the Town Hall. For Ihe purpose of organiza- tion. Mr. Koci will be available at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. for half- hour mteiTJews at which time he will answer any questions and explain the content of the classes. Registrations will fake place in the recreation office from Wednesday. Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. to Sept. 9 at p.m. at which time the applicants will be as- sessed an additional for supplies. DISTRICT DOINGS Library Awaited CR AN BROOK (Special) Cranbrook Public Library oc- cupation of its new quarters at the Cranbrook Civic Centre grounds off Bast Baker Street is anticipated by the end of the year. Location is the former Bish- op Doyle acreage in which the initial item, the swimming pool, is now operating. Mayor M. G. Klinkhamei turned the sod recently for the foot steel pane! structure which will be built on a concrete slab. Frank Basarab is building co-ordina- tor for the library board which has projected these new quar- ters for the past 14 years. Switch Posts FORT MACLEOD (Special) Mrs. Jean Cuppen, associ- ated with the Fort Macleod Municipal Hospital since Jan- uary, 1050, as general duty nurse, operating room supervi- sor and for the past six years as matron is-returning to an operating room post. Miss Marlene Charlton, who i has been working in the operat- jing room, will be the new ma- tron. Miss Charlton is a native ol Fort Macleod. She trained at St. Michael's Hospital in Lelh- bridge, graduating in 1S57. Semester System CRANBROOK (Special) Mount Baker Senior Secondary semester system in operation here has attracted student ap plications from adjoining Kim- berley and Fernie School Dis- tricts for 1970-71 enrollment. The system in operation for one year under principal Da- vid Shunter, allows concentra- tion on three or four subjects for one-half of the school yeai in sequence, which forestalls loss of a full year because of a single subject weakness. Registration Begins Sepl. 3 PINCHER CREEK (Special) St. Michael's RCSD No. 18 has announced that student registrations will take place al St. Michael's School as follows: Grades 1 to 9 inclusive, Sept 3 at a.m.; Grade 10. Sept 2 at 9 a.m.; Grade 11 Sepl. 2 at 10.45 a.m.; Grade 12 Sept 2 at 2 p.m. Students attending St. Mi chad's for the first time should consult the school office prior to Sept. AVEIGHTd WATCHERS. MEETS EVERY TUESDAY 1 p.m. and p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE Trgsj only thr original Weight Watchers (TM) 'o woult yovr wfliflhL Huntlieds of thousands have done it successfully. You son, top! REGISTRATION MEN WOMEN MEETING TEENAGERS For Further Information Call 328-5832 I'INCHEK CREEK (Special) A significant contribution lo aii- pollution control has been achieved in a dry sulphur han- lling process at Shell's Water- Ion Gas Plant at its location south of Pincher Creek, by Vennard and Ellithorpe Limit- ed, sulphur handling contrac- .ors, Uirough facilities made available to Shell Canada Limited. The process called "sulphur slating" or "formed sulphur" las received patent approval. Control of atmosphere pollu- tion during loading and unload- ing of sulphur has been a prob- lem. Amounts of water, added to the dry sulphur to reduce Eric Price Grand Knight In 'Pass BLAIHMORE (CNP Bureau) Eric Price of Bladnnore has assumed the duties of grand knight of the Crowsnest Pass St. Joseph the Worker Council Knights of Columbus. Other officers include past grand knight Joe Brown; Cole- man; deputy grand knight, John McQue, Blairmore; finan- cial secretary, John Albizzati, Blairmore; treasurer, John Sikora, Coleman; chaplain, Rev. Jim Hagel, Blairmore; lecturer, Fern Paquette, Hill- crest; chancellor, Len Cote, Blairmore; recorder, Leslie Owen, Coleman; advocate John Kulig, Coleman: warden, Archie Hobson, Blairmore; inner guard, Michael Finn, Blairmore; outer guard, Tom D o w s o n, Hillcrest; trustees, John Yanota Italo Sartorio and F. Catonio all of Blairmore. The standing committees chairman include, six point, John Lloyd, Blairmore; Cath- olic activities, John McQue; council activities, Fern Paquet- te; fraternal activities, John Yanota; public relations, Vern Decoux; membership, John Al- bizzati; family activity, Italo Sartorio and conservation chairman, Archie Hobson. The first meeting will be held in the Bellevue Catholic Hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 20. dustinR, affect "Sulphur slating" these difficulties. The slalcrl sulphur has reduced, by a sig- nificant percentage, product loss by dusting during loading and discharge operations. Tests at Vancouver, B.C. have shown thai handling and storage of slated sulphur re- sults in lower moisture content. Handling and storage at points of final destination arc also im- proved. Molten liquid sulphur as pro- duced is transferred to a tem- perature c o n t r o 1 led system. The sulphur is poured onto a li- quid cooled moving belt. Lam- inated sulphur layers are formed about one-quarter of an inch thick. These irregular shaped pieces are conveyed by belt iiretly to storage. Moisture content can be controlled and air pollution reduced because of the unique properties of slated sulphur. The product, because of its size and shape, is suited for open storage. Its free flowing quality permits ease of han- dling. These same characteris- tics of sulphur slates permit faster loading into rail cars and ships and rapid discharge from vessels at destination points. Trial shipments over the past year have been notably successful. The first regular unit tain of sulphur slates from Shell's Water-ton Gas Plant is moving to Vancouver, B.C., this month. Ail' Pollution Bylaw Passed SPARWOOD (HNS) At the regular meeting of the Council of the District of Sparwood, the Air Pollution Control Bylaw was given fourth and final reading and bylaws for fire limits and water rates, and for sewer service rates were given three readings each. The Air Pollution Control by- .jw is designed to prevent, abate and prolu'bit contamina- ting the atmosphere with smoke, dust, gases, sparks ash- es soot cinders and harmful fumes. Under tht bylaw the Medical Health Officer has the responsibility for issuing permits for the installation of air pollution control devices, for the inspection of these new devices and for requiring changes to pollution control de- vices when needed. The bylaw requires a permit for any in- stallation reconstruction or al- teration of any apparatus which can cause air pollution. The bylaw specifies in scien- tific terms the amount of ef- fluent which is permissable. Every person who has or in- stalls an incinerator within the District of Sparwood will be subjected to the terms of the bylaw. New or altered incinera- tors will have to be multi- chambered incinerators or be able to dispose of combustible waste in a manner as effective as a multi-chambered incinera- tor. All large fuel burning has to be equipped with a smoke incinerator. Tea, Bake Sale COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) The women of St. Paul's Uni- ted Church in Coleman have announced they will hold a tea and bake sale Wednesday, Sept. 9. The event will be held in the United Church clubrooins from 2 to 5 p.m. KCAl3.7CU.Ft. "NO-FROST1 REFRIGERATOR. FREEZER 2 adjustable temperature controls Glide out ileel sliolvci Twin porcelain crispers 109 Ib. no frost freezer Butter keeper Egg compartment And it'i only 59" high SMITH'S 236 13th Street North LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Phone 328-2235 or 328-6964 COALDAIE, AlBERTA Plions 345-3272 CLOSED Atl DAY MONDAY Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 p.m. COUNTRY NEWS These Are Theletlibridge Herald Correspondents In Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY ......P.O Box MS CRANBROOK NANCY MltES 5lh St. J. ETZIKOM MRS. THEKW (HNIS Gen. Pol. FOREMOST GEOFF TAGO Dox 381 FAITH MM, THIKU Ccn. Sol. Contact thcio peopli fervour District Hcwi or Clossifitd Advertising ;