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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Dttcmber 28, 1971 THE LHHBRIDGE HERALD 3 MR. AND MRS. ROY HULL Hull came from Kansas CARDSTON (HNS) Roy W. Hull of Cardston celebrated his 80th birthday recently. A resident of southern Alber- ta for 40 years, he came to this country, from Wellington, Kan., in 1905. He came with his younger brother and sister to join his father and older brother at Humboldt, Sask. He took his normal training at Prince Albert and taught school for two years in the district. He was Ihe first reeve of the Lake Lenore MD. He also served as the justice of peace at Daylesford for three years. He soon went back to fann- ing. Dec. 25, 1917, he and Annie Belle Whyte were married. He moved to Manitoba with his fa77iily in 1928. His wife died in 1929. leaving five children, the youngest a months old. He worked as a carpenter in Regina and in 1931 he moved his family to Alberta where he bought a farm at Hillsprmg. In 1941 he married Bell) Harker and in 1SM4 they moved to Cardston. He still raises a big garden and in his spare time does LDS Church geneology and temple work. He had seven cluldren, George Mrs. Ardon Draper and Norman Hull, both of Cardston; Winni- fred Mrs. Eric Crebcr, Chilliwack, B.C.; Mrs. Preston Johnson, Fremont, Calif., and Bernard, of Warner. They have 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. ROUND SYSTEM SPAR WOOD (HNS) The new St. Michael's Church hare has a sound system so that the service can be heard in the hall. Pass ambulance service set COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Hospital Board member Mel Cornell reported to Coleman council that a 'Pass ambulance service has been formed and a board of representatives from the imvns, the District and the hospital board has been formed to operate the sen-ice. The ambulance will be sla- licned at the hospital and will provide service. Coun- cil appointed Mr. Cornell to represent the town on the board. Recreation director Bonnie Porter presented the proposed recreation board budget for 1972. Last year's operation cost Coleman Council re- quested information on costs in other areas comparable in size to this area. The recreation board requesl- financial Coleman ed council provide a statemenl from the Sports Association before the recreation board could approve t h e government recreation grant. Council informed Hie recrea- tion board the sports associa- tion only operates the arena and Ihe town is responsible for maintenance of the building. A delegation from the Junior Forest Wardens headed by president John Mercer met with council to explain the war- dens' plan for numbering streets and avenues in town. Mayor Holyk commended the junior wardens for undertaking the project ami advised the town will provide materials for the job. The wardens will work in co- operation with the town fore- man regarding town regulation pertaining to rign.s, Deios Developers advised Art students commended RAYMOND (HNS) "I have Elementary School one evening no hesitation in saying I have never had a more diligent class." These were the parting words delivered to the 14 off-campus students in fall classes in draw- ing. It was at Raymond by Herb Hicks of the art depart- ment of the University of Leth- bridge. It was held at the Raymond a week. A number of women came from Wrentham and Magralh. "Develop the best of your ability as great artist have was his advice to each. Students in turn paid tribute to Mr. Hicks. The course included working with pen and ink, pencil, cliar- coal and India ink. Mr. Hicks taught class members how to fashion their own tools. They Eastern Star installs slate GRANUM (HNS) Mrs. Al- roy (Annabelle) Travis was in- stalled worthy matron of Per- fection Chapter 31, Order of the Eastern Star recently. Mrs. Ed (Islay) Griffey, Mrs. Pat Wocknitz, Mrs. Harold (Kay) Stcphenson, Mrs. Roy (Anne) Honker and Mrs. An- diew (Isobel) Weerstra install- ed the officers. Others installed were: wor- thy patron, Alroy Travis; asso- ciate matron, Mrs. Harvey (Marilyn) Dimm; associate pa- tron, Ed Griffey; conductress, Mrs. Griffey; associate conduc- tress, Pat Wocknitz; secretary, Mrs. Roy (Anne) Heker; treas- urer, Mrs. Wilbert (Man1) Laughton; organist, Mrs. Kay Cairns; Mrs. Andrew (JjDbel Weerstra; chaplain, Lorna Erickson; Adah, Mrs. W. (Mae) Weber; Ruth, Mrs. Jack (Johanna) Mackintosh; Mar- tha, Airs. Sclma Anderson; Es- ther, Mrs. Stan (Clara) Byer; Elecla. Wanda Herman; war- der, Mrs. Fen ton (Mattie) Blair; and sentinel, Fen ton Blair. White box, pastel ribbon Fern's chocolates here to stay By CATHERINE HULL Herald News Service CARDSTON Candies, espe- cially chocolates, spurred a thriving industry here. Fern's Chocolates have been known in southern Alberta for many years now. It all began in the home of MRS. FERN SMITH STARTED SMAU, KEPT GROWING Walburgcr named cludrman at Cardston CARDSTON (HNS) Ches- ter Walburger has been named chairman of the Cardston school division board. Committees: Educational council, policy, and staff: Steele Brewerlon, Eric Holm, Willard Brooks. Finance: Mr. Brewerton, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Holm. Repairs and caretakers: Glen Powelsland, Byron Smith, John Schneyder, Mr. Brooks. Transportation: Mr. Schney- der, Mr. Smith, Mr. Powels- land. Zone representative and SASAA; Mr. Holm and Mr. Powelsland. Regular board meetings will be held on the second Wednes- day of each month commencing at 9 a.m. unless otherwise no- tified. The public is urged to attend the annual meeting in March and is entitled to attend regu- 1 lar board meetings and to read These Are flic letiibridge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area GRANUM MRS. ED. CESAR General Delivery GRASSY LAKE MRS. MARY TURNBUU General Delivery PICTURE BUTTE 5. P. JOHNSON Can. Del. RAYMOND MRS. OEtIA WOOtF Gen. Del. TURIN Poulln Julmr................Phone 738.4394 Contact these peopta tor your District Newi or Classified Advertising any minutes of board meetings. The European Club was per- mitted to proceed with plans outlined by Ted King. French instructor, at no liability to the board. The lowest of seven tenders submitted for the erection of the proposed addition to the Cardston High School was as compared fn the ori- ginal board budget of At a recent meeting with the architect, is was agreed to cur- tail certain features of tlie building plans, and to reopen bids in an effort to bring the cost within 10 per cent of the board's budget. Closing date for new tenders to be submitted is Jan. 15. Mrs. Fern Smith, soon after she started looking for a way to make a living for herself and three small sons. Mrs. Smith was a fanner's wife at Hillspring. In 1928 she lost her husband. She moved to Cardston and took in boarders. To augment her income she started to hake wedding cakes and other bakery products for sale. She became interested in making chocolates when watch- ing an aunt make them in her home. So she tried her hand at that too, sending her oldest son around town to sell them. Her chocolates became 50 poprJar people began ordering them. The grocery stores and drugstores wanted to sell them. Some drugstores at Lethbridge became interested. It took a lot of hard work to make all those chocolates, es- pecially since she was beating the centres by hand. In 1948 Mrs. Smith purchased an electric candy beater, mak- ing it possible to turn out more chocolates. A friend or relative would help roll and pack but she in- sisted on doing all the cooking and dipping herself. The Christmas supply was started in October. She built a home in 1958 with workshop and storage area in UK basement. Here you would usually find her working alone, busy dip- ping chocolates. As she neared her 70th birth- day, Mrs. Smith found the hard work and long days (some- times 20 hours long) too much and she bad to cut down on her orders, disappointing many of her old customers. It was then she started look- ing around for someone to take over the business. Last year, she and her eldest son, Wayne of Hillspring, and two others, formed a company and moved into a former ba- kery near Cardston's Main St. Now her helpers are being trained to cook and dip and to make sure the quality is main- tained. To make this a year-around business other candies arc be- ing made too. The summer months arc slow but better than had been expected. Tills year a record 7.000 pounds of clwcolales were made for the Christmas orders. With Valentine's Day just around the comer, Fern's Choc- Young Man Wanted! Single preferably, to train as salesman in a new progressive Agricultural Industry. Should have cattle experience, 12 and fur- ther agriculture education. A.I. experience helpful. Write Box 132, Herald Box 132, Herald olates isn't about to close its doors. The company plans to en- large and purchase bigger equipment as the volume ex- pands. The staff now consists of six women. So the white box tied with pastel ribbons is here to stay and it appears that even more people are going to become acquainted with Mrs. Fern's candy. used crushed paper, Uvigs, they would start construction of the new shopping centre in Jan- uary. Council approved sale of two lots to Gino Quarin for the erection of a s-Lvplex apart, menl. Approval was also given for the sale of several lots to Fineline Builders. Council approved a licence for the operation of a taxi busi- ness in town. The annual Christmas gift sent to residents living in the Crestview Lodge stones and other materials. The next course has been set- j at Pincher Creek, up for Jan. 17 at the elemen- tary school witli C. B. Beaty in- structor. Mr. Bcsly (of the University o, Lethbridge) will teach Geog'-aplry 1000: dnction to physical geography. Students should regis t c r at once. This course rr.av also be applied towards a degree. Arthur Tuckw o o d was ap- pointed dogcatcher. John Oswald will attend a water and sewer operation school soon. Approval was granted for a canvass of the town to raise money for the heart fund. Honor Frank Brewin TABKR (HNS i Thirly- ycar veteran member of the Tabcr hospital board R. Frank Brewin was honored by board members past and present, medical and howital staff and wives, at a recent reliremcni dinner. He received an engraved tray. Mrs. Brewin received a corsage. A rake was a tribute to his many years of service. Congratulatory messages were read. At tire board's regular meet- ing son Gerald Brewin took tho oath of office and his seal, at the council table. Thomas A d d y, chairman, and Russell Bacon, vice-chair- man, were returned to office. GIFT TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Mildred Holstead, left, noble grand of Ihe Colemon Rebekah lodge, presents Elizabeth Anne Slierrington, in cliarge of tlia physiotherapy room ot the Crowsnesl Pass General Hospital, wirh a Sonilator machine. It is used for electrical sound treatment of arthritis and for post-operative treatment. The unit was purchased by the Rebelcah lodge. -Vern Decoux Photo JOINT SERVICE NOBLEFORD (HNS) -A joint service for Barons and Nobleford United churches was held in the Nobleford Church. The Nobleford Sunday School also presented its program. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Bloirmore Phone 562-2149 A toast to the good times Brewed with just a kiss of the hops to make good times taste even better Canada's best tasting lager beer O'KEEFE BREWING COMPANY LIMITED ;