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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Salorrfoy, February 16, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HEHAlD 3 Golden Memories of Taber Central School evokes heart-warming response INTERNATIONAL PEACE CEREMONY Boy Scouls from this country and the U.S. take part in an "interna- tional peace ceremony" a I Coulls in I lie 193 Os. An un- i den I if led scout from Calgary holds the flag at left. Scout Ralph Michelson, now tethbridge city police chief. is at cenlre, 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 ihe two countries as a token of neighborliness. icoutin for Stirling boys in the 1930s By HVTII Hrnild News Sfrvicc STIHLINfi Captured ui the memories nf 42 successful men are times of adventure with Ihc .1st Stirling Boy Scout Troop in its golden years from 1930 to 1939. C. Harold Clirislcusen was their scoutmaster: Parrel! Oler was an assistant scouter and Mrs. Elodia Christensen their and fund-raiser. Annual summer camp of 10 lo 14 days in Lakes National Park was always an exciting event. The troops made larw supply boxes lo keep animals from their food. Tliero were no stores close a I hand. Mr. Christenson tells nf 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. From camp, overnight hikes were made lo Bertha Lake or up other peaks wilh the ad- vanced scouts. One scout nearly lost his life through disobediently leaving the trail. He was caueht in a shale slide hut saved himself by falling against a tree. Provincial Scout Secretary Mr. Backman came from Ed- monton and Charles Malkin, District Commissioner from Magrath, inspected camp and praised the scouts and leaders This wa.s during the hungry ihirLics hut parents and com rminily supported the sc'oul.s Mrs. E 1 o d i n Chri.stcn.sen, well-known in Alberta drama circles directed the buys in pro- ducing plays which were so en- joyable funds were raised to expenses of registration (SI) as well as their outings and trips. II. .lacn'is. now of I-iClh- bridgc. h.ailed Ihe scouts and supplies (o and from camp in his truck. i One .summer 40 scouts from the Stirling troop gathered in full uniform in the school yard. From there Mr. Clirislcnsen and Mr. Oler ninrdicd the buys through town to the railroad station, close to Iwo miles J away, where they boarded a train In Calgary to meet the father of Scouting, Lord Baden- Powell. l Mr. Christcnscn recalled it was hoi and extremely dusty al Ihe arena al Victoria Park and Lord Baden-Powell "1 can hardly see all of you j it funks like there arc i a million here." This was a highlight to those scouts. The International Peace Cer- emony at Contls during the war was an event the 1st Slirlinc Troop attended under special assirifiment from Mr. Backman in 19.78 Chief of Lcihbridge police Ralph Michelson was a scout then. During his nine years of ser- cc. Mr. Chrislensen had 1R become King Scouts. At one Lime 15 King Scouts were in the troop, more than (he to- tal number of HIP rest of the King Scouts in Alberta. Ml of thc.se boys have now become doctors, mining and ci- vil engineers, teachers and businessmen. Asked if he felt boys were different today, Mr. Christen- scn said: "Yes, today Hie boys quasi ion what Ls given where tl-ey uusod lo accept teachings. is more of a challenge for the leaders." Mr. Cliristcnsen is now a IT tired postmaster residing hero This is good even though there I wilh his wife, Elodia. C. HAROLD CHRISTENSEN i EDITOR'S NOTK: We are delighted to offer our readers a letter fnnn .Mrs. Virginia Sinclair, author or tlic hook Golden Memories of Talicr Central School. .Mrs. Sinclair writes The Herald as follows: Dear Friends: It has been a gratifying ex- perience, since having I h c Golden Memories of Taber Cen- tral School published, lo re- ceive so many kind remarks li.n'c received JcUrrs and comments from New York to California and Utah; and from Ontario to British Columbia. The school was recently ad- vised from Ihc National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Golden Memories of Taber Central School is being listed in Ca- micliana, the montliJy biblio- graphy of the library. The letier from New York came from Mrs. Mary (Hus- zar) Nofl'-ier. Her father work- ed in Ihe coal mines here in thy early days and she went to Central School. She wanls lo get in loiich with someone who went to school at (hat lime, who possibly might remember her. I have her address. My latest letter I just had to shave with the o'dlimers of Talier. H came from onion and was from Mrs. (Emery) Cook. She states siie started leaching in the N'ortli Ward (near SmiLh and Wood's Store) in August, 1910. Her sister, Miss Myrtle Em- ery C2me to Taber at Christ- mas, and taught in Ihe mine school (out of town) un- til Central School was opened at Easter in 1911. Then both sisters went lo Central. Myrtle teaching Grade 2 and Mrs. Cool; Grade 3. She says she chose the sunniest room on the ground floor and was sorry later as it wrs a south weal room, which had .seven win- dows. II meant the dust drifted in on the sills in spite of all she could do lo keep it out. Golden Memories of Central shows Myrtle Emery and her Grade 2 class on Page 15 and the picture on the up- per left on Page IB, shows Mai- sie Emery wilh her Grade 3 Class, (although Myrtle's name is under ill. J-iic slates she left Taber al Christmas. 1912. to go home to Lcxiuc and on .Jan. in was mar- ried lo Ernie (a member of the thru famous "Taber Chefs" hockey team Myrtle taught in Tabor unlil 1917 when she and Walter Pill were married. She died of the flu and was buried al Taber in 1919. The Cooks still Icecp in contact wilh and Ralph Pitt, who are living in California and Washington re- ipeclivcly. She also mentioned abnul a McLeccI married George Jenkins, who 'along wilh Ernie Cook and Ken Gar- dine etiiled and printed Hie Ta- ber Advertiser. (Taber's first They have also had several visits wilh Miss Robinson (Winnie) who mar- ied Bert, Sinclair. Some friends of Uieirs, who live in Lelhbridgc, had sent them a book and she alalrs thai holli she and Ernie are en- jo.vinfi it. Incidenlally, they cel- ebraied their SSMh wedding an- niversary .Jan. 15 with 22 of I heir 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 early Leaching for the inspec- tors of Slrathcona High School. This little booklet is an accu- rate description of tlwse early limes. She must have kept a diary, Chamberlain School pref erred TABER (HNS) The senior high school, Chamberlain School, at Grassy Lake will be continued for (he 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 Ihc school's grades 10 through 12 would clnse as of the end of June. The .situation will be review- ed annually. A survey completed by trus- tee .Marvin H. Torri'j and su- perinlendnet James L. George showed: 30 families surveyed; '21 indicated preference to maintain the high school; 13 preferred to have students bused lo Taber; four families were neutral. The strongest opposition to busing Ihe senior high students lo Taber came from people in the extreme south end of the district. They live about 4j miles from Taber. kens reports occupancy rises because it's a personal account of her life as a school teacher. I found it most interesting, and in it she tells alxnit her teach- ing period in Tabtr. She gives impressions of Ihe bald, flat prairie, the condi- tions at that lime, their recrea- tion, the friendly people o[ this area, the winds and severe dust storms, tumbleweeds and cac- tus, the Chinooks in the winter, motor cars (a rare and school fa irs, Christmas con- certs, and formal balls at the opera house. The account of her time at Taber was a small portion of her slory as she Laughl up north for many It is really a wonderful slory 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 I hat the ori- ginal order of copies of Golden Memories sold out. Due lo many requests extra books were obtained and a limited number are available at the of- fice of the New Central School. Thank you again for your in- terest in this s-chool project. Yours truly, Mrs. Virginia Sinclair. COALDALE (HNS) Aver- age adult occupancy in 1971 in the Coaldale Community Hospi- tal ua.s over 60 per cent, Frank F. Wicns, administrator, re- porled at a recent share- holders' meeting. This was up from the 1970 figure of 5G.1 per cent. New-born average occupancy has going down. It was 12 per cent compared to 15.5 lasl year and 17 per cent in 1369. Figures in brackets denote J970 amounts. Adull patient stay was 7.5 in 1971 (7.4) while new-lwrn ba- bies stay 6.5 days The in-patient earnings de- creased considerably. These were S8.337 Out-patient earnings were Government grants totalled Total operaling budget for 1971 was 5170.022. I There were 5.6U3 days of pa- tienl care given Nursing salaries were Other salaries 623 Tola] was 1-14 an increase of about nine per cenl from 1970 The operating expenses were down to from in 1970. DEFICIT Mr. Wicns said there was about a deficit: hopefully il will be picked up by the AJ- berta Hospital Services Com- mission. Daily cost of the occupied bed was The average cost in Alberta in was and Canadian average in 1908 was Later figures are not available. A 27- bed hospital is not costing more to nm than larger institutions. An empty bed costs 910.17 Tlic hospital is in the process of installing an aulomalic x-ray developer at a cost of Plans are to purchase two electric beds at a cost of about each. Mr. Wiens said projection in- dicate that costs as well as re- venue will increase in 1972. The extent of government financing was nol known. Played whist NATAL (HNS) The Fescoe Independent Order of Foresters Curling Club recently held t urng u receny e t successful whist night at the Natal Curling Rink. The club is planning a repe undertaking for early March. More district on pages 19, 23 AMERICAN BREEDERS SERVICE i i. SCHOOL MARCH 13th to 17th CONTACT LETHBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL BREEDERS ANIMAL CLINIC STOCKYARDS PHONE 327-8822 MIKE DONKIN Phont 328-2569 ARNOLD VAN KESSEL Phono 345-3010 District New Sewing courses COALDALE (IINS) So infi wilh knils courses, spon- sored hy (he soul hern regional recreation hoard in conjunction MEASURE UP coHpLETE RETURHS ourselves in your shoes- end do your lax return. Our service ii quick, con- venient1 and inexpensive. Try BLOCK for aizol CUAHANTII Wo guarantee accurate preparation of every tax return. It we mako any errors that coit you any penalty or in- leresl. we will pay only thai penally or interest. H'R CO. Concuia'i Largest Tax Service Wilh Over 6000 Officoi in North America 815 THIRD AVE. SOUTH 9-9 Weekdays, 9-5 Saturday Phone 327-3712 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY wilh Ihp Letlibrklgc Communi- ty College, will commence at p.m. Tuesday. March 7, and Wednesday, March B, in Andrews High School. Deadline for registration is Fc't. Xnt more than 16 per- sons be accepted. For Sunnyside COALDALE Fran- cis Wriphl roircsenls Snnny- sule on the County of Lclh- bndtie yoiuiiern re- cri'iilum noL McNnlly as earlier .slated. The Sunnyside district rr renlly drew a share in the, re- creational capita] .cranl.s. The funds dcsipnalcd lo pro- vide multi-purpose play areas and lennis courts al the Sunny- side School grounds. Mrs. Wriphl was present, lo accept the Sunnyside allotment. Manages pool CHANBROOK (Special) City council has approved the recommendation nf its parks 1 and recreation superintendent on the appointment of James A. Bam of Prince Rupert as Cranbrook swimming pool manager. There were 40 applications. Tin? indoor, heated pool at j Balmcnl Park is at final slajie. with scheduled completion and opening March 15. Big tire change NATAL (IINS i A major change over of tires for the '2110- ton trucks of Kaiser Resources Limited is being (tut at Manner maintenance. The trucks were filled origi- nally with HfiOO by 51 tires, a size which was very impres- sivc. i The tires, carrying about 90 pounds air pro-sure, revealed a tendency lo ply separation nf- ler being put 10 work on Ihc mammoth job of hauling off overburden. It was thought, that a larger lire, with more load-carrying capability could withstand the grueling work more efficiently, and consequently, the new, lar- ger (ires were ordered from Akron Ohio. j ICach weighs a bout 8.000 pounds. They arc 4000 by 57 i and have 60-ply rating. The hospital has a 23 full- lime and four part time staff. Laundry production 28 tons at cents per lb. or 10 Jbs. per pateint day. This up one-half a oent from 1970. Medical and surgical supplies cost about, 00 cents per patient day. down eight cents from last year. Total cost of drugs was or about 91 cents per day. Total Tood costs were 1G.IV30 meals were served cost- ing about 50 cents each (down two X-ray films processing was rbiml 10 cents each. Each nf the films processed cost A tola] of 77.582 lab units were processed al seven cents each (down five cents'1. More work is being done here with improved equipment. STEVE SPISAK'S SPECIALS ENGINE IGNITION TUNE UP Using Sun Electronic Engine Analyzer Includci parti and labor Renew ipark plugi Renew points Renew condenser SIX CYL Reg. 26.00 Special Set liming Set carburetor idle mixture Resistor plugs extra is OR EIGHT CYL Reg. 33.20 I Special 25 .95 SPECIAL! MINI BOGGANS SUPER SNOW SLIDER Reg. 2.99. NOW 1 -49 Wilh any gos 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 G78 x 15 28.00 H78 x 15 30.75 L78 x ]5 34.00 Let me help you buy a Nelson Home Let me show you thn cumnlrln line ol 197? Nelson niHnul.'irlmori homos. Spill Invols. Rimqdlnws. Split nutrias. Low pncc.s lur .ill budgets. ART DRIEDIGER PHONE ME AT 272-4727, CALGARY COUNTRY NEWS These Are flic LetMmdge Herald Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTGOMERY P.O. 148 CRANBROOK NANCY MILES (Special) 5lh St. S. ETZIKOM MRS THEKLA EIINES................... Gen. Del. FOREMOST GEOFF. TAGG.......................... Box 3ai FAITH MRS. FHEKIA EHNFS Gen. Dal. CoMdcl Htcsr for vour Oiilric! Ncwi or Clnssifind Advorliiing Full 4 Ply Nylon SV 660 Blackwall Whitewnlls 2.00 mote 6.00 x 13 19.75 G7B x 14 23.75 m ,3... AIL TIRES INSTALLED AT THESE PRICES We Accept Chargex and all Approved Credit Cards! UNION 76 MAGRATH SERVICE Mayor Magrath Drive and 4th Ave. S. Phone 328-9766 STEVE SPISAK LESSEE OWNER ;