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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wadntaday, Dacamtw 4, 1974-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD -9 Chris Stewart Fitness trail planned Peter Bene, Optimist Club president, says plans are un- derway for a public fitness course trail (similar to those in Scandinavian countries) in Indian Battle Park. The trail, ex- pected to be completed in early summer, is designed for the en- tire family, where hikers can simply hike or do their share of rope climbing and exercises. Optimist members have set aside for its construction Preliminary studies are being carried out to determine the possibility of bringing Tri-star hockey to Lethbridge. Optimists have raised over the past nine years through their Hikes for Tikes and annual Bike-a-Thons and have already invested amount in local projects. Con- sideration is being given to shortening the Hikes for Tikes route this year from the usual 30 miles to 15 or 20, with the route like- ly to follow the new 6th Avenue bridge to Park Lane where a picnic will climax the day's effort. A Japanese language school is in progress Tuesday evenings at the Japanese United Church, 821 9th Ave. N., where Esther Takeko Murata teaches calligraphy (writing by the brush method) while her husband, Benjamin, teaches Japanese conversation With 10 students already enrolled Rev. Murata reports a reactivated interest in learning the Japanese language, especially among third-generation Japanese. A "Respect Age" celebration at the city's Japanese United Church, was highlighted with traditional Japanese dances, music, the wearing of kimonos and the serving of special Japanese dishes. Mrs. J. S. Nagai of Taber played the koto, a Japanese harp Japanese dances were performed by Asayo Murakami and Kiyoshi Kanomata of Taber and Erica Murata and Tcrshikazu Matsumoto of Lethbridge. Osushi and manju (Japanese cake) were served. There are more volunteers engaged m Meals on Wheels than any other local organization, according to Alderman Tony Tobin. From figures released by President Norah Hawn, there are 125 drivers and couriers, delivering 30 meals a day, five days a week a total of 6.000 meals a year Drivers furnish their own gas But with the constitution forbidding executive members to serve more than two consecutive two-year terms, more volunteers will be needed to replace hard-working people like treasurer Edith Gooley, who set up the service and the tireless president. Mrs. Hawn, whose term also expires in February Interested volunteers are asked to phone co-ordinator Ethel Reid at 327-7990. Guider Elizabeth Hall, area training chairman, reports the Chinook district is in need of a public relations' person and a secretary-treasurer, plus scores of volunteers. She can be reached at 327-8866. The Knights of Council 1490, are determined to do everything possible to keep Christ in Christmas. They plan to erect six nativity billboards at strategic local locations, in- cluding shopping malls. Only four billboards were placed last year. Frans Elemans, grand knight, reports 31 vocal groups par- ticipated in carol-singing in the malls last year Knights of Columbus members financed 100 spot ads and distributed bumper stickers urging consumers to 'keep Christ in Christ- mas They hope to receive even more public backing this year Interested vocal groups and those wishing to assist with this ef- fort can telephone Mr Elemans 328-1262 He would like to see the Dutch practice of having Santa and gifts on Dec 5, leaving Christmas day for worship, adopted in Canada The bi-weekly Smorgies, held at the Gait School of Nursing, convened by the 25 nurses in the Nurse's Christian Fellowship, are well patronizpd by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship members from the U of L Panelists dealing with last week's topic. "Marriage, Escape or Reality'' were nurses Greta DeJong and Barbara Wansteeker, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Legg and Rev. Claire Watrin. Members of the NCF are planning a candlelight service Dec 15 at 9 30 p m. George Curry, known as the "Father of VCF camping" in Alberta, outlined the history of Rocky Mountain Ranch Camp and Pioneer Lodge at Sundre when he addressed the "Friends ol Inter-Varsity" meeting at the Gait School of Nursing. Mr Curry has seen his dream for western camping materialize in the form of two of the finest camps in Canada right here in Alberta Larry Kirkpatrick, area director, outlined the scope of Inter-Varsity in Southern Alberta, reporting there were 10 groups operating m the bchools of the area The unusually mild winter weather may jeopardize park ice skating, according to Brian Bourassa, director of Community Program Services The city flooded nine outdoor rinks last year at a cost of 000 but with repeated Chmooks melting the ice only 20 suitable skating days were realized. With the cold weather long in com- ing, grading, boarding and flooding outdoor rinks may seem in- advisable this year Lethbridge has the only lighted trap shooting range in the province. Ken Kotkas, president of the local club, reports Wednesday night shooting will start soon Mr. Kotkas says shooting at a clay target the size of a saucer should draw no complaints from conservationists A number of members, in- cluding Darlene Woo and her son Clayton have won both national and provincial honors Sunday afternoon spectators are welcome at the Trap Club, located northwest of the airport. Light-footed Hi-Neighbor club director, Toss O'Hara, who organized the local club in 1954, claims he just "loves to teach people to dance Organizer of similar clubs in Rainier, Brooks and Stavely (where he had 125 members before coming to Lethbridge) he strongly backs the local club's motto, "If you can walk we'll teach you to plus their no drinking regulations Oldest member is octogenarian Ben Oliver of the Golden Acres Senior Citizen's home. Staging a Nativity play is old hat for Norah Hawn, Helping again this year, she's been involved with Christmas pageants at St Augustine's church for the past 18 years. Choir director Den- nis Whiteley; choir mother's auxiliary president, Mary Hannah, and Sunday school superintendent, Mrs. Ralph Court are all in- volved in the Christmas production slated for Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. 60 children will participate One local mother of five sons, fulfilling her girlhood dream to train as a nurse is Dorothy Olshaki, 1505 22nd St. S., first-year nursing student at LCC. Admitting it requires determination to cope with studies, plus home responsibilities, she believes if she worked as hard when she was in school years ago, as she is do- ing now, she would have come out with honors. Three music scholarships of were presented by Mrs. W. S. Hooper, president of the Sir Alexander Gait 10DE chapter to U of L students, Mrs. Gordon Lowe, Navee Blair and Marilyn Sinclair, at the conclusion of Music Week. The memorial scholarships, originally designed for veteran's families, have been turned over to the U of L to be administered at their dis- cretion Chapter members recently presented a cheque to the Winston Churchill High School library. Dashing '401 Collection' Dress Shirt for Men Reg. Wpolco Price each each Goes bold and beyond the ho-hum look cf or- dinary shirts. Woolco's exclusive '401 Collec- tion' long-sleeve dress shirt takes you through the bustle of a long day and keeps on looking great. Precisely tailored in a no-iron blend of 65% Cotton Striking features include two-piece spread collar, handy chest pocket and smart one-button cuff Available in plain shades of Blue, Tan, Maize or White. Sizes: to 17: Sleeve Length: 32 to 34. N W> COLLECTION V Tremendous Selection of '401 Collection' Neckwear Reg. Woolco Price S4 each _r for MO '401' lets you get it on this season by offering you sharper colours in well-made quality ties. Make your choice from the wide selec- tion of Meats, Allovers, Stripes or Plains in up-to-the-minute styles that compliment a well dressed man's wardrobe. Assorted colours. DEPARTMENT STORES WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drlva Monday, Tuatday A Wadnaaday a.m. to p.m. Thuraday A Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ;