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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 14, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGf HERALD - 3 jtCMP Centennial.,, JKBBm I ____"by D'Arc' 'Yah Well RCMP Centennial does NOT mean you can drive 100 miles an hour!" m Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harty aided by friends Etzikom couple grateful Boy Scout ice rodeo rolls Saturday 'See you at the races' By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER-Fifty-five "chuck-wagon" teams comprising 440 boys of Cub, Scout and Venturers have entered the southern region ice rodeo to be held at the Taber Community Centre ice arena. at 4 p.m. Saturday. Teams are listed from each of the 10 scouting districts across the south end of the province from Medicine Hat to the Crowsnest and from the border to Vulcan at the north. A chuckwagon team from Calgary will participate. Observers will be present from Great Falls, Mont., to see how it is done. Flatlands District centred at Taber, is host for the event. It is under the direction of district organizer W. S. Redd of Grassy Lake. The ice chuckwagons are constructed according to specifications set down by the Boy Scouts Association, and weigh 70 or 100 pounds to suit Cubs and older Scouts and Venturers respectively. Teams comprise four "horses" pulling the sleigh, a rid- er, a tail-man for steering the craft, and two out-riders. Regular chuckwagon. rules apply for starting. Teams will race twica around the arena. Besides the 400 participants, hundreds of people will accompany the teams to Taber and hundreds of local residents will attend. The ice rodeo culminates three days of the third annual sugar festival sponsored jointly by the Taber Businessmen's Association and the Taber Chamber of Commerce. See ym at the races! WJ parley opens-March 19 WARNER (HNS) - The Warner Women's institute met at the home of Mrs. Leah Warbur-ton. Mi-s. Pat Hutchinson was. co-hostess. . . A representative's report from the annual library meeting: Library officers are: Chairman, Mr. Emil Gundlock; see- By THEKLA EHNES Herald! News Service ETZIKOM - Life will begin again this week for a young Etzikom couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harty,'Whose home was totally destroyed by fire just one month ago. They will complete the move into their new home in Etzikom. They will also become the parents of a new baby. Jan. 5 a fire destroyed their home and contents in 90 minutes. They had moved in 10 days earlier. They had just purchased a farm eight miles northeast of Etzikom, They left home about 8:30 a.m. for Lethbridge and then Medicine Hat. The fire was noticed by neighbor Adam Lanz at 11:45 a.m. and by 1:15 there was nothing left but a smoking shell. Fire investigators have been unable to come up with an exact cause for the fire though the most likely possibility seems to be that it started in the southeast corner of the building. Here the bathroom was situated. There was a propane heater and hot water tank in this room. Whatever caused the blaze, it produced enormous heat in a short time. Glass in the windows and in household goods melted in the fierce heat. Many of the belongings wei'e still unpacked from the move. Had there been anyone in the isolated area to help, some of these items might have been saved from the part of the house that burned last. But it was not to be so. It all went, right down to the $379 stereo that hadn't even played a dozen records yet. The couple were stunned when the new finally caught up with them in Medicine Hat during the late afternoon. Two days later, Mr. Harty suffered a fall when the corner of a hay pile broke loose. He broke two ribs and suffered other minor in juries. Southern hospitality took over. Ed and Marlene are still talking of the generosity and kindness of people from all over the area, known and unknown, who came to their rescue. A benefit dance was held here. A baby layette, kitchen and grocery showers were held. Gifts and donations of money, many of them anonymous, poured in to ease the couple's need. This week the purchase was completed of the Len B rower house in Etzikom. With their first child due within about a week, they are very happy to be making the fresh start so soon after their bad experience. Wins games RAYMOND (HNS) - Raymond has been awarded the 1973 provincial summer games. Tentative dates are July 25 to 28. An organizational m e e t ing will be held immediately. retary, Mrs. Ethel Herbst; treasurer Mrs. Pheona Sloboda; directors, Ken Culler, Jim Murray, Mrs. MaryAnn Atkins, Mrs. Bobbi Elliott and Mrs. Irene Holladay. Plans were made to paint the exterior and redecorate the library rooms. A pancake supper is planned for Shrove Tuesday, March 6. Constituency convener Mrs. Lillian Dangerfield wrote on the district conference to be held at Lethbridge at the Park Plaza Motor Hotel March 19, 20, 21. Warner WI is reponsi-ble for registration. Provincial and federal  conferences will be held at the Banff Centre June 13 to 23. The March meeting of the Warner WI will be held at the home of Mrs. J. Liebelt. Mrs. Dangerfield, constituency convener, will visit in March instead of April. Judy Dreger introduced Debbie Nilsson. She gave the January report of the Warner Jolly Janes Girls' Club. Croivsnest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmer* - Phone 562-2149 Babies need love, security STIRLING (HNS) - The love and security children receive during their first year of life are pertinent factors in determining their later behaviour. This point was brought out by a Lethbridge psychiatrist, Lawrence Kotkas, at a recent PTA meeting. His main topic was depression, and he defined it as bottled up anger which should be expressed either physically or verbally. Physical conditions also seem to affect individuals; as when the wind blows harder (Chinooks), the suicide rate as well as mental illnesses and depressions, seem to occur more frequently. PTA member Lyman Hardy suggested that this could be because of the build-up of depression due to winter inactivity. Dr. kotkas agreed although the cause is not really known. Merchants sweeten pot for Taber Sugar festival By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER - The flags are up and the flyers out for Taber's annual sugar festival. Local and visiting shoppers can expect some good buys in business places Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The annual chamber of commerce banquet, followed by the festival ball, will take place in the auditorium of the Taber Community Centre, reception at 6, dinner at 7 p.m. followed by a program with chamber president Gordon S. Saunders as master of ceremonies. Alberta Wheat Pool publicity man Al W. Beattie of Calgary will speak. Crowning of the 1973 Sugar Queen will take place. Contestants are Cathie Leahy, Debra Dcnick and Adair Anderson. FLYNN, TATE & CO. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 301 - 302 Royal Bank Building MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA wish to announce the opening of a branch office at the former ROYAL BANK BUILDING FOREMOST, ALBERTA Effective February 15th, 1973 This office will be open on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ATTENTION MR. FARM MANAGER! DIVERSIFIED CROPS LTD. invites you to attend the PUBLIC MEETING to discuss marketing opportunities for your 1973-74 flax and rapeseed crops. TOWNS VULCAN - Monday/February 19th BARONS - Tuesday, February 20th RAYMOND - Wednesday, February 21st TIME: 8:00,P.M LOCATION: LEGION HALLS EVERYONE IS WEtCOMB DIVERSIFIED CROPS LTD. CALGARY and LETHBRIDGE - Phone 245-1223 Miss Debbie Thomas, present queen, will officiate. Taber's Outstanding Citizen for 1972 will also be honored. Dancing will conclude the event. Tickets axe $5 per person. "Sugartime Fashions," a fashion show sponsored by Beta Sigmt Phi sorority, will feature home-sewn knits at St. Mary's high school auditorium commencing at 2 p.m. Saturday. Eastern Star honors charter members CARMANGAY (HNS) -Heather Chapter 51, Order of the Eastern Star, hosted a capacity crowd in the Carmangay Community Centre recently on the occasion of the annual visit of the worthy grand matron and the worthy grand patron of Jack Irvine reports year was successful BARRH1LL (HNS) - The Barrhill Community Society met at the Bairrliill Comniunity Hali recently with Jack Irvine presiding. Arnold Odegard read the minutes. Mr. Irvine reported a very successful year involved dances, a cabaret aind a community supper. The auditorium floor was completely refhushed with the help of the men of the community and Albert Charlesworth of Picture Butte. John Buckman was appointed recreational director for the Baj-rhill community. A new committee is being formed to organize a dance. It will be held soon. the grand chapter of Alberta, Mrs. Irene McDougall of Calgary and Harold Gulliver of Strathmore. This was also the 50th anniversary of Heather Chapter. It held its first meeting Feb. 23, 1923. Ono charter member, Mrs. Marguerita Wynn of Lethbridge, was present and received her 50-year pin. It was pinned on by her daughter, Mrs. Betty Gwilliams of Powell River, B.C. Charter member Mrs. Fannie Messiuger of Creston, B.C., sent greetings to Heather chapter and members by Mrs. Zeruah Clark of Creston. The first person to be initiated, Mrs. Dooley of Calgary, was present. Honored were Mrs. Marguerita Wynn and her daughter, Mrs. Betty Gwilliams, Mrs. Flossie White and her" daughter Mrs. Joan Jones, Mrs. Amy Irwin and her daughter, De-anna, Mrs. Jeanne Annable and her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Moor and Mrs. Josephine Gray and her daughter, Mrs. June Cowie. CAPITOL FURNITURE'S CARPET DEPARTMENT CO 'fl*'* CO*1* 3*000 Square Yards ? LOOPS ? SHAGS ? SCULPTURES (NYLONS OR PROPYLENES) SHAG COLORS: Avocado, Gold, Jade Green, Blue Green, Sunlight Yellow, 2 Tone Green, Purple, Orange Toned. Regular Values up to $15.95 sq. yard Save COMPLETELY $7.00 INSTALLED sq. yd. SCULPTURES and LOOPS COLORS: 4 Toned Green, Red, Blue, Avocado, Rush Green, Gold, Orange. (Including Underlay Installation) Your Choice............... Square Yard � More district pages 22 iPLEASE NOTE: Slight extra charge for stops and hallways only! Convenient Budget Terms Available As Usual! 836296 ;