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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 IE1HBRIDGE MfBAlO 11, ig RCMP bluff saved Canada from being swallowed by U.S. MEDICINE HAT (Staff) The Canadian west was saved from bc'mg annexed to the Uni- ted Slates by a Royal Cana- dian Mounted Police bluff dur- ing the last century, says Al- berta Ombudsman George Mc- Clellau. The bluff by a small group of RCMP occurred when Ihc U.S. Cavalry was chasing Sioux Chief Silling Bull and his band into Canada following Ihe balllc now known as "Custer s Last Stand." A large body of sol- diere was wiped out by the In- diaas during the battle. If Ihe RCM.P hadn't stopped Ihc U.S. soldiers through their bluff, the cavalry would have chased Chiel Sitting Bull him, and stayed, in an area of in o n 11 m puts depicting their This area is part of the Southeastern Alberta. 1 deeds, he said. The west would then even-1 In contrast the U.S. west Is lually havo ceded lo Ihe Uni-1 sprinkled with monuments and led Stairs, Ihe former RCMP parks commemorating historic commissioner said. men and events which were Canadians should be proud of ollen bloody. Ihe peaceful opening of Ihe Speaking to delegates allend- west by Ihe mounlies, he said. II was opened by 450 young, raw recruits who suffered great hardsiiips, such as dysenlry, high animal morlalily and low morale. lie said Ihu Criiiudian uesl is dolled will] Ihc graves of many i RCMP's "road to he said. The places Ihcy slopped, tho adventures they iiad, and their accoinplishmenls should all be broadly publicized and would become a tremendous tourist allraclion. try Association Annual meet- j ing. Mr. McClellan stressed Ihe j imiwrlance of developing siles j O I (r 18 and 20-year-old UCMP. snoring Ihc of Ihc Canadian west particu- larly the RCMP's contributions. Hrilish Columbia has already Prior lo'thB RCMP's arrival' capilalizcd on a site where, the in Ihe west, there were no sd-1 UCMP only ow du-v. llomenls other lhan trading' competition extended foils and missionaries. GIRL GUIDE DISPLAY Above is the winning dis- play in the Scout-Guide Window Display com pet i lion, created by 7ih Company of Girl Guides in leth- bridqe. I! can be seen in Green's Shoe Store, Winner of the Cub-Brownie compeliiicn was Ihe 15th Cub Pack, in Higa's Men's and Boys' Wear. The cornpelitions were part of the celebration of Scout-Guide Week in ihe clly. across the border, captured However there are very few LDS quarterly conference drew persons Sunday Tlie LcLhbridgc Community College has extended its flag- design competition to March ;il lo allow Tor more participa- tion by elementary and junior high school students. The com petition is open to idestrian over-pass killed bv council i Stake President Fletcher presided Elmo over The matter cf jiedcurian over-crossinc.' .'it Secr.ic Drive and liih S. anil ai Mayor Magrr.Lh Drive and 5th Ave. S. was effectively Imried by Ihe contents of reports submitted lo city eoimcil Monday. Council ihe engi- neering department to advance warning signs preced- ing (he at Scenic Drive and inth St. Some reeommendaiiiirs eamc out of s'uidy which '.vas con- ducted during January and February, onu of winch op- po.-cri 'he construction oi overpays. "Xo Passing'' signs wii' erected on hoth approaches to the crosswalk until a solid cen- tre line can be painted on Ihe the same an clrcTi crossing Scenic Drive at I lonio point other than at the Tho repori suggcsls the parents whose children the roadway emphasize r o a effecting restriction. 1 j School pjlrols for the young- er children should he available at the crosswalk and shotdd be more adequale lhat the crosswalk should be used A second report also recom- mends against building a pe- destrian overpass at Mayor Magralh Drive and 5th Ave. S. A survey shows there were H accidents al the intersection in Hie report states. and Inal none involved pe- The major p-.oblcm in the i doslrtans. area appears to he the habit of i A police department inspec- a large percentage of the chil-1 tor told council there have been no accidents there involving pe- destrians during tiie past three years. Council accepted liie engi- neering department recommen- dations that backboards be in- stalled behind traffic al the intersection to increase the visibility of the signals and to adjust the clearance- lime for the "walk" sigr.al The study will oo'itimie lo de- i (ermine the effect In.- Holiday i Ir.n has on traffic ?t Ihe inier- section when the hotel opens. Lethbridge quarterly confer- ence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sunday. Mr. Fletcher released a num- ber of Church leaders in the Sunday School and Mutual Im- provement Association, compli- menting them for their hard work, and asked Ihe member- ship to sustain Iheir replace- ments. He also asked the congrega- I lion to sustain tho church lead- I ership, both locally and at Salt Lake Cily. Speakers included Elders La- j monl H. Matkin, James El- jlis, J. M (Mickey) Kovacs, Woodrow Slringham, Gordon nial soon. Anderson and Bruce Steed, all of Ihe Stake's high council. Kath- leen Thompson, a seminary in- structor, and President M. Ho- ton of the Alborla-Saskatche- wan Mission also spoke. The Church members present were urged by the var- ious speakers to set an exam- ple by living the gospel teach- ings and lo further their knowl- edgt of the church. The LDS vouth present counselled to build their lives j 1-niversity Lelhbridge Mon- Ft. Steele has been refurbish- ed and restored to connne- morr.le the event and is now an important tourist point. j A'herta has done very lillle lo duplicate such developments professionals, amateurs and although Ihe RCMP settled in school children. Fort Macleod in southern Al- i The winning entry will rc- berta. ceive Sino plus a bonus it Mr. McClellan suggested a [he entry is used for the col- vast development and promu-; legc flag design. Prizes of Lional campaign, particularly and S25 will also be awarded, since it is the RCMP Ccnten- j Entries may be addressed to ILCC. Tiny nut causes blackout at university west campus A tiny nul responsible a.m. and normal service was for bringing normal aclivities restored in all sections affect- to a virtual standstill at t h e around the slrong foundation of the church doctrine. Mr. Fletcher also described the expanding missionary program and mentioned thai ,1G mission- aries are currcnllv al work day. Pat e activities restored in all sections affect- ed at 3 p.m. The loss of power meant i many electric typewriters in the building were rendered use- McDonald, utilities su-! less and the telephone system was in a slate of confusion pervisor, said a power loss in blocks A, B and C was caused by a three-eighlhs-inch nut that had not been tightened proper (hroughoul Ihe world from Ihc ly and had caused a shoil. Lelhbridge Stake. The blackoul began al throughout most of the day. But all was not bleak. "The secretaries got a lot of their back wiling caught said one spokesman. Construction o! the sec- ondary sewage treatment plant le port su Monday. That report will bo- sent lo the provincial hoard of health, which requested tn in- form Ihe board of the status e[ the piani v as to have completed by Sept. 1, 1P71 and the city is snblcct to a Red Cross in city is strong Lclhbridge has one of the strongest Red Cross Society branches in the Alberta .North- west Territories Division said J. E. Beaton, president of the division, tyL ;he Lcthbririce Branch's animal meeting Mon- day. The blood donor clinics p.nd safety programs arc its strongest, projects he said. There are elementary and LTTO high are extremely active in Red Cross work. Mr. EeaLon described the place of the Red Cross branch in the society and mr.de .sug- gestions as lo how it could be made more efficient in the community. Sociely as a is chang- ing, h? Ikd Cross is fine after Ins: dale cf from ?200 lo SS.Kld for uolation of Ihe provincial act dealing with sewage effluent The re-port suggests the city has not been in violation since m Shortly after isiun-ujj date, faults were found in the instruments'.ion system, the re- port states, necessitating con- structioD alterations to Council. start-up the apparatus. Tlie alterations cannot be carried out until the ah- temperature freezing. However' Ihe construction ne- cessary [or completion of the I plant will not hinder the sew treat ment operation, the report adds. Laing Construction Ltd., con- trac'.or.s lor the plant, is being assessed ?300-a-day damages i F.S f.l Sept. 1 for failure to com- plate the project by that date. Total cost of the plant is i million. A schedule for upgrading 43rd St. which could begin by May, 1373. was approved by city muncil Monday. A functional design of the roadway as an integral part of the arterial highway network for the city wiU precede actual construction. The design will be produced only if the province agrees Lo pay 75 per cent of the tola! ?23.0CQ cost. The city's share, allocated in the 1972 capital biir'gct, is SG.25CI. The detailed plans would in- dude a projection of future traffic volumes, roadway and intersection design and an eco- nomical method of staging rosd construction. The city negotiate v.ith Ihe province and with (lie County of Lelhhridgc to con- tribute to the cost of ccFslriic- Uon on tiie basis of a 75 per j ccn provincial share arid five j per eenl county share of the cost. The upgrading is lo be car- ried out from 2-llh Ave. S. to 5th Ave. S. ieat growers rojocls lie gt-ilcd a school a home I'CT Ihj eldorly a liome nnd have the nucK-y the ?iiKionts raise po lo'.v.'.rd-i purchasing such notes- si'.ics ;t.> He- slid Hit1 lo (levclrn ,'i and nursir'? a n d home- c.'jrr Mr F.calcn dissat- isfaclion liv? v.f.nipn's u-ork programs- b'ii ihnl the division iioprd lo correct Uii.s by the orgnniza- tiftn of the commil'cns. fie .snid lli.it ihe lied was one of tlic largest societies of its kind, with divisions in 1-17 countries, and Ihc only fully in- It-rnatioal society in Ihe world. W. S. Uarker, dirc-flor of UK; campri.gn and branch lion, hp-iko of Ihc dr-dication of the in Al- berlii lo Ihc Rrrf and rnmmf-mlcd Ihem for Ihoir to .sandy. N't-u officers for I, h e term an1 Palmer, pros- idem. Win Dufly- vjcc-prc.s- idcul, Moodie, secrc- and T. (i. McXab, trca- S'lrcr. Tin- annual of the Al- ii'Tl a -North WPP t Territories Di- vu i 1 be held March 16 .'nul 17 m Calvary. By I'.IC SWTIIAHT Wriler is Hie name oi utiine and nation's rst jrrr.in oriented tion is heaping bouquets on Ihe Canadian wheat hoard follow- another s.-ile Ru-ssia. 1 lie .said the sale will he ship- pot on: of the ports of Thunder Buy and Churchill Mr. Thompson said Hie whole situation in the gniins industry in Canada has charged in Ihe past luo years. "Al thai' 'in-n years ago) I production control tn try to Tlie s.-ile of up to IBS million j meel more precisely Ihe mar- biishcls o[ Canadian wheat vsl-' ket demand was Ihe he n'd at '.'1.10 million to Russia' said. v. as announced Monday hv "N'ow. govemmfnt wonders .Ministfr Otlo if farmers can produce enough minister responsible for the gr.-iin to meet the selling re- quiremcills of Ihe Canadian Arthur Thompson, first vice- wheat he said, president of the Palliscr Wheat With an obvious contempt for 'Growers' Association, said the j Ihe grain handling system organization was "delighted" which has limited grain sales ui'h the announcement of 1'ic for many years, Mr, Thompson sale. the importanco of In a telephone Ihe sales efforts of the whenl from Iteginn. Mr. Thompson board. i said il was a tremendous I'a 11 iser has complained i achievement, for Ihe when! about tho grain handling sys- hoard considering Hint the west I lem for imnilhs and has made cnast. Icrminnls arc plugged I recoinniondalions to This fact didn't slr.p Ihe CUT! ment lhat il. feels wrr.iicl en-1 from gelling Ihc sale, he said. I nance the sales Mr. Thompson said he under-1 Thcso Inrger hand- stands that Ihe shipment, all facililics at the west j Number I nnd 2 ited con.st and larger clear.ing fac'.. Spring wheat, will ho delivered lilies on Tho Prairies for ready- in j loading at Ihc porl. SIMPSONS-SEARS It's Peter Pan Week at Simpsons-Sears Enter our Peter Pan contest now1 Fill in an entry form at our store any day this week anc you could win a Peter Pan 'wardrobe (Value to 515 i There's no obligation to buy, but winners must answer a simple skill testing question Enter now. Contest dates Feb.29-March4 E. Underwired Push-Up. Fiberfill lined, lycro bank. Blue, Burgundy. A, B, C, 32 34.................... 7.50 Demi Urclch slrapj. While, Honey. B, C, D. 32-38................S5 Tricol Bikini. While, Honey. 3.50 G. Cfingy Crepnsel Bra. Fabuloua fit. lytrn lidos, bock, Wl.ilc, Honey. B, C, D 3-I .18.................. H. lycra Powernot wild Ifno lummy plus th'gli and scol panoh. Grip filoslic leg bandj. White, Honey, M, I, XI.................... C. lacy Longlina. 2" waislbnnd. low back- In Wnitn., Honey. 0 34-38; C 34 D 34 D. lycra Powernet Panly wilh real lummy control. Tliigh and loo. eg bands. Average in M, I, Tall, M, L, XI, XXL............S16 QUALITY COSTS AO IMORK AT SliMPSOiNS-SEARS STORE HOURS: Opon Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. la 9 p.m. Centra Village. Telephone 328-9231. ;