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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta "it AGE sra SATURDAY, FEBfty.ABt^i^iagl.? OUR MiaL BAG FROM THE _ F^MOST BOOMmO-NOBLEFORD HAS MANY IMPROVEMEm^^^ BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD AT FOREIST (From Ou" Own CGiTr-qonnHonti Foremost. Jan. 31-It almost seems kb tiiQugh Jack Frost was making a great effort to change the local expression of greeting. Hitherto it has been "Well, this is certainly some nice winter, eh!" but if the present cold snap continues there mU be a different storj- to tell. The latter part of last week was marked by Bplendid weather and the cbuntry trade flocked to the town accordingly- eo much so indeed that it almost made a record for winter weatlier but the cold spall which crept down upon the district Sunday has changed the tale slightly. The mercury dropped steadily until it registered 15 degrees at night fall and the town street-traffic responded by becoming con-epicuous by its absence. Even the church services suffered and the gathering was very small in numbers for pepple fear the cold weather. Monday  morning saw the mercury registering 27 below and by Tuesday morning U had sunk to the 34 below mark. It U little wonder that a ellence pervades the town and that such as do walk the streets huddle down within their winter garments and spend* no time In the customary Btreet-comer go�sip. The building activities which the mild weather of last week started so merrily have been partially stopped, except in such cases &8 where the work Is of the inside variety. The elevators, although occasionally called upon to take in grain are enjoying a rest and are spending their spare time in loading sach cars as are placed for them. In the matter of cars we feel that since the new year we have been treated with fair consideration but we grimly trust that the service will continue to be good lor this Is an excellent opportunity lor the elevators to prepare for the ruBh that, will follow hard on the heels Of. the breaK-ujp which is coming. Taking all things Into consideration the hauling of grain even now would be a popular occupation If it were not lor the cold spell. The roads are in excellent shape lor sledding once the trail is broken but woe to that team and driver that has to do the breaking lor steel runners hang and drag where thp trail is not hard-packed. The i country district north of town has an ad-rantaee over that south of town because of the fact that the southern sention has received half as much snow.kgalnas the nqrthem one. This , means a Tot" to'the larmer in niany wnvs but no one up north is grumb-linrr over the unfair distribution for tbov are satisfied with seeing stubble avri breakini? well coated with the m'^'sture producer. ^^ow that the month of January is pr-'Tif-ally over and the accounts are cbmrlet^d most of the merchants In to^-n are well pleased with the result of the month's business. Some report three times as much business as a year ago; another will assure you that January's trade over-tonoed the December trade by quite a little-and 35 cents for aduUg and 25 cents lor children (and it all goes to an exceedingly worthy and necessary cause.) So, who will support the ladies? Social activity amongst the kiddies of the town still _ runs high but the frosty air drives" them indoors and last week's event was the invitation party held by Master B. Hunt on Saturday evening. The gathering was of a goodly size and yet order prevailed and interfered not with, the fun. Such little gatherings are a credit to the life of the town and the youngsters are surely worthy of some social entertainment, A Board of Trade Meeting was held on Saturday evening last and a very creditable turnout resulted. Matters of Importance and  interest to the town and surrounding country were discussed and plans were formulated for a larger and more efficient Foremost. Hurrah! our local council chamber has at last appeared above the level of the ground and the ground flooring has been laid. Kow for the sunshine and mild weather necessary to de- NDBLEFORO GROWS EACH DAY (From Our Own Correspondent) Nobleford, Feb; 2.-The temperature has gone away down but of sight this week and most of the loioal thermometers froze up in despair of ever trying to register just how cold it really was. Those whd thought they were prepared la the event of a coil strike found that their bins were getting low, and if matters are not settled soon taii situation here will become acute. Meanwhile here's hoping-about the only thing that we can do under the cIrcum8taaco9.^ Owing to the severe cold that has ______________ prevailed the box. social and dance veiop it Into lull perfection that we! planned for by the Kehd U. F. A. has may know for sure that we are going; had to be postponed. Definite an to have a council chamber and wait-1 aouncements will be made In the ingrobm. At last our little burg has forged another link In our ever strengthening chain which connects us with civilization for we have a music teacher. Mrs'. Dr. Campbell has consented to give lessons and has been acting in the capacity of town music Instructress for a week or two now. Mr. and Sirs. L. Sheets have left their home In the Burlington district for a lew weeks and are now enjoying a well-earned holiday tour among inouncements will be course of a few days. Ed. South and Wm. Cawdron attended the U. F. A. cohventlon at Edmonton and report a good time spent there. Is there anything more needed to �place Nobleford on tlie map? The world's record wheat crop was raised right here, and all aro.und it "other records were made just as a matter of ordinary ' procedure . A fine steam heat. NEW DAYTON; (From Our Own Correspondtnt), , ' New Dayten, Feb. 2.-Mr. Dr. 'Mc-CaJIum and family are spendiUR,\the first of qie week in Lethbrldtp.!^ � , Kliss I�na Morrical is very, ill with' pleurisy and the measles. Dr. Green-away Is attending her. S. Harrison was a Lethbrldsie via-itor Monday. Mrs, Whitsel returned from Raymond Tuesday. , '.: Mr. and Mrs. McKay entertained Iriend;^ Friday evening, Mr. S. Harnson left for Oranbrook, B. C, Wednesday, BJd. ,Craig and H, Harrison spent Wednesday evening with'; Mr. O. Kaupp and family. A very cold wave has swept oyer this district. .Some of the thermometers are reported down to 54 below zero. It was, down to 40 below at the Welsh ranch ' Tuesday night, * Mr. George Berlin was a Macleod Vleitor Monday. KIPPENVILLE E (From Our Own Correspondent) Ktppenvllle, Jan, 30,-Hugh Fraaer has returned home from the Gait hospital, Lietbbrldge, where he was operated on some time ago for appendl-cltis. He is slowly regaining bis former strength, A very pleasant social evening was spent at the home of Mr, and Mrs. D. D, Klppen on Friday last, when a party of 14 guests assembled there and were entertained until the "wpe sma" hours of the night. The social i three-storey hotel, with a,o tint is their IntenUon to make a rather ex-. break down on the^ '^^.''^ washday ^ serjea, tensive tour of scenes once familiar' ^ rm..- _ , ~, . before returning to again their ranch work. take up we would be content This is a mat-r Mr. and Mrs, C, Chambere , and ter the board of trade-may arrange famUy have all been s/ck^wlth tho Anyway the grippe. They are now improving. Rev, B. W, Griffith preached at for at its next meeting. On Friday, January 19th, to Mr, and' responsibility will be placed .upon the j board. Mrs, J, P. Metherai of Sunalta school district there was bom, a baby girl. Congratulations from the district. , Our little hamlet has been severed day or two his condition - was Percy Hunt was taken sick, sudden- Coalhurst on Sunday, Jan, 2l8t. Harry HilUs and Justice Kirk- from telegraphic relations with the ous. It seems that the shock of the Iowa and _Mr,.Klrkpatrlck to viait bis outside world for a day or so by the; accident sustained on shappteg of the wires west of town, j acted upon hf On Tuesday, however, the trouble was of la grippe, fixed and by 3 p,m. the tickers were at bettef' now: it again, Iverj- slowly. The, bone has 'Tuesday's regular" was something broken and it will be some time be- istained on Monday ro- old home in Minnesota, , i aTlav^'in securing some repairs for him, together with ^ dose Carl Berg has returned from a visit f^fL*" '//"""^ " )e. He is keeping much to North Dakota, Nb suffering is reported as ^et but the finger- is mftading r. l,. Burr apePt _a week in Great .Hlj^TLIf tho^ah the amount , (IiVom Our Qwn Correspondent) Bftrona, Fob. 2;-Cheerful newa comes from the boys of the C. B, F; at Whitley camp, Englnd. Apart from a few caaualtiea incident to oampiiile, they are feeling line, Seymour Welsh received a'kick from one ol.the horses, Harold Han^ien got a left from a mule and Doro Christian-son itqok a slice off his hand with a bread knife, Dore is now plodding through the mud at Salisbury Plain giving the last touches to his artillery skill previo,UB to crossing the channel to salute the Huns, The i. O, O, F. bare received a letter from Spurgeon McKay who is now with a Highland regiment in the trenches aiid saya it ia/no. picnic. Jack Murdock and Walt, f; tpr say Alberta weatbar compares most, Southorn Alberta preached.;':in f �ro�J  � � Sprlngn-both Sunday morning ."'and Iron'Springs, Jan. 9l;-rTheHff-1^- favorably witb what they encounter^ ed while away. t W .Whlte}y 1b jkway on a short evening, ,The fairly targe .conirega' t'.nii which attended in spite of tlua�rinHf> Fund: Pro- frotii lack of coal though the amount visit to .points in Oregon. He muBt cold weather were amply repaid lor have had. fidvt^noe.. InformatiOiii trom venturing out in weather thirty.^loi^ the weather,man u to the cold wave,zero. The speaker being earnest!;and we are nQ\v eirparienclng. ! enthusiastic, tire peopTe 80Dh''tpA)( up Tlie low teknj|?:(lrAture this w^ek is the spirit of the sef^c'e;" IliBl, was affecting the BOlio(>\ attendance some- raised to help carry on lliavwork/ Al-what advefB^Iy./Sj^t even at that it ter the evening aervlc�.4't LUX makes water soft as summer rain. These wee satin-smootk�,sses �"fresh from sel^pted sugar plantations in British West Indies, with that smacking flavour, that man��'��read" for cookliw-and backers of ; mpom�l90--tor the lable, ~ the finest packed. LUX calcs you Sunshine, Fruit and Rowers; Balmy Air and the very feci of r Summer Days in Winter Time-this is the lure of California CONOWIi�> Union PAanc SvsreM. Illustrated booklets outlining the many things.to see and do-Out' door Sport^tliotcls, Motor Roads aixdB^cl^ Resorts-upon appU' ' ' i cation to t.C.OMBII,T.r.�|P^JL '. v*4^e*'nC''-'' 'ijjr ;