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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 26, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Golden Memories of Taber Central School evokes lieart-wanning response INTERNATIONAL PEACE CEREMONY Boy Scouts from this country and the U.S. take part in an "interna- tional peace ceremony" at Coutts in the 1930s. An un- identified scout from Calgary holds the flag at left. Scout Ralph Miclielson, now Lethbridge city police chief. is ot centre, Reinard Bradley, now a civil engineer in California, holds the other flag, right. Det. Glen Michel- son can be seen at far right. Flags were exchanged be- tween the two countries as a token of neighborliness. Clirlstensen made Scouting live for Stirling boys in the 1930s o By RUTH 7.AUGG Herald News Svrvice STIRLING Captured ill the memories ol 42 successful men are times of adventure with the 1st Stirling Boy Scout Troop in its golden years from 1930 to 3939. C. Harold Christensen was their scoutmaster: Farrell Oler was an assistanl scouter and One summer 40 scouts from the Stirling troop gathered in full uniform in the school yard. From there Mr. Chrislensen and Mr. Olcr marched the boys through town to the railroad slalion, close to two miles away, where they boarded a train to Calgary to meel Uie father of Scouting, Lord Baden- Powell. Mr. Christensen recalled it was hot and extremely dusty different today, Mr. Christen- sen said: "Yes, today the boys question what is given where U'cy wised lo accept, teachings. is more (if a challenge for Uie leaders." Mr. Christensen is now a re- tired postmaster residing here This is good even though there I with his wife, Elodia, Mrs. Elodia Chrislensen their arena at Victoria Park examiner and fund-raiser. and Lord Baden-Powell said: Annual summer camp of 10 j can hardly see all of you to 14 days in Watcrton Lakes j jt [onks like there are National Park was always an j a million here." This was a exciting event. The troops made large supply boxes keep animals from their food. There were no stores close al hand. Mr. Christ ensen fells of a night all were asleep when lie awoke to a breathing and sniff- ing on the head. He lay si ill until the bear moved on. highlight to these scouts. The International Peace Cer- emony at Coutts during the war was an event the 1st Stirling Troop attended under special assingment from Mr. Backman in 1938 Chief of Lelhbridge police Ralph Miclielson was a scout From camp, overnight hikes j were made lo Bertha Lake or j DuH vcars scr. up oilier peaks wilh me ad- j 1R vanccd scouts. j boys' K'nig At one time 15 King Scouts were in the troop, more than the to- tal number of the rest of the King Scouls in Alberla. All of the.se boys have now become doctors, mining and ci- One scout nearly lost his life through disobediently leaving the trail. He was cauaht in a shale slide but. saved himself by falling against a tree. Provincial Scout Secretary Mr. Backman came from Ed- monton and Charles Mat kin, District Commissioner from Magrath. Inspected camp and praised the scouts and leaders. This was during the hungry thirties but parents and conv munily supported the scouts. Mrs. Elodia Christensen. well-known in Alberta drama circles directed the boys in pro- ducing plays which were so en- joyable funds were raised to pay expenses of registration (SI) as as their outings and trips. C. .lacobs, now of I-ielh- bridgc, hiiulcfl the .scouts and vil engineers, businessmen. Asked if he felt teachers and boys were HAROLD CHRISTENSEN EDITOICS NOTE: We nre delighted to offer mir readers a lellcr from .Mrs. Virginia .Sinclair, author of the hook (iohlen Memories of Taber Central Scliool. .Mrs. Sinclair writes Tlie. Herald as follows: Dear Friends: It has been a gratifying ex- perience. since having t h e Golden Memories of Taber Cen- tral School published, lo re- ceive so many kind remarks alK'ul it. I have received letters and comments from New York to California and Utah; and from Ontario to British Columbia. The school was recently ad- vised from the National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Golden Memories of Teber Central School is being listed in Ca- radiana, the monthly biblio- graphy of the library. The letter from New York came from Mrs. Mary (Hus- zar) Noflsier. Her father work- ed in the coal mines bere in the early days and she went to Central School. She wants to get in touch wifh someone who went to school at that time, who possibly might remember her. I have her address. My latest letter I just had lo share with the o'diimeis of Taber. It came from JMr-onlcm and was from Mrs. (Emery) Cook. She states siie started teaching in the N'orlh Ward School (near Smith and Wood's Store) in August. 1910. Her sister, Miss Myrtle Em- ery came to Taber at Christ- mRis, 1910 and taught in the mine school (out of town) un- til Central School was opened at Easter in 1911. Then both sisters went to Central. Myrtle teaching Grade 2 and Mrs. Cook Grade 3. She says she chose the sunniest room on the ground floor and was sorry later as it wrs a .southwest room, which had seven win- dows. It meant the dust drifted in on the sills in spite of all she could do to keep it out. Golden Memories of Taber Central shows Myrtle Emery and her Grade 2 class on Page 15 and the picture on the up- per left on Page 16, shows Mai- them a book and she states that both she and Ernie are en- joying it. Incidentally, they cel- ebrated their 59th wedding an- niversary Jan. 15 with 22 of their family, four sons grandchildren and great grand- children. Mrs. Cook enclosed a booklet entitled Memories of a Pioneer Teacher. During Centennial year she wrote the story of early teaching for the inspec- tors of Slrathcona High School. This little booklet is an accu- rate description of tlwse early times. She must have kept a diary, Chamberlain School preferred TABER (HNS) high school, The senior Chamberlain School, at Grassy Lake will be continued for the 1972-73 school year as the result of a decision made at the mid-February meeting of Taber school divi- sion board. It squelches any suggestion that the school's grades 10 through 12 would close as of the end of June. The situation will be review- ed annually. A survey completed by trus- tee Marvin H. Torrie and su- periniendnet .lames L. George showed: 38 families surveyed; 21 indicated preference to maintain the high school; 13 preferred to have students bused to Taber; four families were neutral. The strongest opposition to busing the se nior high students Golden 1 ne from people in to m.mv because it's a persona! account of hor life as a school teacher. I found it most interesting, and in it she (ells almit her leach- ing period in Taber. She gives her impressions of the bald, flat prairie, the condi- tions at that time, their recrea- tion, the friendly people of this area, the winds and severe dust storms, tumbleweeds and cac- tus, the Chinooks in the whiter, motor cars (a rare and school fairs, Christmas con- certs, and formal balls at the opera house. The account of her time at Taber was a small portion of her story as she taught up north for many It is really a wonderful story of her life as a pioneer school teacher, and I thought her early students and friends who remember her, and her sister, would be interested to know, that Taber held a special place in her life memoirs. We are pleased that the ori- ginal order of copies of Memories sold out. Due the extreme south end of the district. They live about 45 miles from Taber. iens reports occupancy rises COALDALE (HNS) Aver- age adult occupancy in 1971 in the Coaldale Community Hospi- tal was over 60 per cent. Frank F. Wions, administrator, re- ported at a recent share- holders' meeting. This was up from the 1970 i figure of 5G.1 per cent. Tlie hospital is in the process of installing an automatic x-ray developer at a cost of Plans are to purchase electric beds at a cost of about each. Mr. Wiens said projection in- I dicate that costs as well as re- were obtained and a limited number are available at Uie of- free of the New Central School. Thank you again for your in- terest in this school project. Yours truly, Mrs. Virginia Sinclair. New-born average occupancy yenue will increase in 1972. The has Ireen going down. It was 12 extent of government financing per tent compared to 13.5 last year and 17 per cent in 1969. Figures in brackets denote 1970 amounts. Adult patient stay was 7.5 in 1971 (7.4) while new-born ba- bies stay 6.5 days The in-patient earnings de- creased considerably. These was not known. Played whist NATAL (HNS) The Fescoe Independent Order of Foresters Curling Club recently held successful whist night at the Natal Curling Rink. The club is planning a repeat undertaking for early March. More district on pages 19, 23 were S8.337 Out-patient earnings were Government grants totalled for sie Enien' with her Grade 3 Class, (allhough Myrtle's name is under She states she left Taber at Christmas. 1912. to go home to Ux.uc and en Jan. 15 was mar- j budget ried to Ernie (a member of the Ihcn famous "Taber Chefs" hockey team i. Myrtle taught in Taber until 1917 when she and Walter Pitt were married. She died of the flu and was buried at Taber .n 1919. The Cooks still keep in 1971 was S.176.R22. (S169.7601. There were 5.683 days of pa- tient care given Nursing salaries were Other salaries 623 Total was 144 an increase of about nine per cent from 1970 conlacl with Walter and Ralph j opel.ating expenses were Pitt, who are now living >n to from in California and Washington re-1 j97rj spedively. She also mentioned Miss McLecd aboul a man-led George Jenkins, who along with Ernie Cook and Ken Gar- dine edited and printed the Ta- ber Advertiser. (Taber's first They have also had several visits with Miss Robinson (Winnie) who mar- ried Bert Sinclair. Some friends of theirs, who live in Lethbridge, had sent AMERICAN BREEDERS SERVICE A. i. SCHOOL MARCH 13th to 17th CONTACT LETHBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL BREEDERS ANIMAL CLINIC STOCKYARDS PHONE 327-8822 MIKE DONKIN Phone 328-2569 ARNOLD VAN KESSEl Phone 345-3010 District New Sewing courses COALDALE (HNS) Sew- ing wiih knils courses, spoiv supplies lo and from camp in j sored by the southern regional j liis truck. I recreation board in conjunction ourselves in your shoes- end do your tax relurn. Our service is quick, con- venient and Try BLOCK for aizol CUAHANTII _ We guarantee accurate preparation of every tax return. It wo make any errors that cost you any penalty or in- tares t. we will pay only that penally onrrteresl. uilh the Letbbridgc Comniuni- Iv College, commence at p.m. Tuesday. March 7, and Wednesday, March S. in the Andrews High School. Deadline for registration is and recreation superintendent Xot more than 16 per- j on the appointment of .lames was very impres- Manages pool CRANBROOK (Special) City council has approved the recommendation of its parks I tendency lo ply separation af- or about 91 cents per day. sizo which sive. The tires, carrying about pounds air presure, revealed a DEFICIT Mr. Wicns said there was about a SI .300 deficit: hopefully it will be picked up by the Al- berta Hospital Services Com- mission. Daily cost of the occupied j bed was S31 The average cost in Alberla in 1968 was and Canadian average in 19G8 was ?45. Later figures are not available. A 27- 1 bed hospital is not costing more to run than larger institutions, i An empty bed costs The hospital has a 23 full- time and four part-time staff. Laundry production was 28 tons at cents per Ib. or 10 Ibs. per pateint day. This was up one-half a cent from 1970. Medical and surgical supplies cost about 60 cents per patient day. down eight cents from last year. Total cost of drugs was STEVE SPISAK'S II H'R Conncici'i Largest Tax Service Wilh Over 6000 in North America 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Wookdctys, 9-5 Saturday Phone 327-3712 .NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY I sons will be accepted. I For Sunnyside j COALDALE Fran- j cis Wright re presents Sunny- side on the County of Lclh- bridge southern regional re- creation board, not McNally as earlier slated. Tlie Sunnyside district re- I cently drew a share in Iho re- j cre.'Hional capital grants. The funds were designated to pro- j vide multi-purpose play areas I and tonnis courts at tlic Sunny- side School grounds. Mrs. Wright was present to accept the Sunnyside allotment. A. Bain of Prince Ilupert Cranbrook. swimming pool manager. There were 40 applications. The indoor, heated pool at Balmcnt Park is at final stage. with scheduled completion and opening March 15. Big tire change NATAI, (IINSi A major change over of tires for Ihe 200- ton trucks of Kaiser Resources Limiled is being carried out at Manner maintenance. The trucks were filled origi- nally with .1000 by 51 tires, a er being put to on the mammoth job of hauling off overburden. It was thought that a larger tire, with more load-carrying Total Food costs were SS.442 16.830 meals were served cost- ing aboul 50 cents each (down two j X-ray films processing was capability could withstand the j dswn rbout 10 cents each. Each grueling work more efficiently, and consequently, the new. lar- ger tires were ordered from Akron Ohio. Each weighs a bout S.nno pounds. They are 4000 by 57 and have 60-ply rating. of the films processed cost A total of 77.582 lab units were processed at seven cents each (down five cents1. More work is being done here with improved equipment. Let me help you buy a Nelson Home Lei me show you thn complete line of 1972 Nelson mamif.'irlmerJ homes. Sphl levels. Bungalows. Split entries. Low prices foi all budgets. ART DRIEDIGER PHONE ME AT 272-4727, CALGARY COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Lethbridge Herald Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY P.O. Box 148 CRANBROOK NANCY MILES (Special) 304 5lh St. S. ETZIKOM MRS. THEKLA EHNES Gen. Del. FOREMOST GEOFF. TAGG Box 381 FAITH MRS. THEKIA EHNFS Gen. Del. Contact tltfiM1 ptroptp tor vour District Ncwi or Clnssifiod Advcrtiting Renew Rene Renew SIX CYL. Reg. 26.0U ENGINE IGNITEON TUNE UP MINOR Using Sun Electronic Engine Analyzer Includct parti and labor Set timing Set carburetor idld mixture Resistor plugs extra EIGHT CYL Reg. 33.20 tpark plugi points condenser 1SJ IV Upeciol 25 .95 SPECIAL! MINI BOGGANS SUPER SNOW StIDER Reg. 2.99. NOW Wilh any gas fill CHANGE OIL and FILTER GET LUBRICATION FREE B. F. GOODRICH TIRE SAVINGS Full 4 Ply Polyester Whilewall SV Custom H78 x 14 30.75 H78 x 15 30.75 G78 x 15 28.00 L78 x 15 34.00 Full 4 Ply Nylon SV 660 Blockwall Whitewalls 2.00 more 6.00 F78 x x 13 19.75 14 23.00 G78 G78 H78 14 15 15 23.75 23.75 24.75 ALL TIRES INSTALIED AT THESE PRICES We Accept Chargex and all Approved Credit Cards! UNION 76 MAGRATH SERVICE Mayor Magrath Drive STEVE SPISAK LESSEE OWNER and 4th Ave. S. Phone 328-9766 ;