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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta P0T-LUCK1 By D'ARCY RICKARD WHEN I go to bed at night, I take my plastic eye out and put it away safely for the night in my shirt pocket. This is a foolish thing to do. There have been many moments of sheer horror in the morning when the eye has been lost. I've found it between the bedsheets, under the bed, and miracle of miracles, on the clothesline. Yes, on the clothesline! One morning recently the whole darn shirt, pocket and all, was gone from my beds i d e chair. I raced downstairs, shouting "My eye! My eye!" Sure, 1 could hear the washing machine in the basement and 1 knew Hildegard was washing that shirt. Too late! It was already washed and wrung out. Wrung out? Do you know what that can to a plastic eye? 1 raced out to the back yard. My wife was hanging the shirt on the line and I raced over and dived into the pocket. The eye was still there. It was in perfect shape! I chuckled, relaxed, kissed my wife, slipped the eye in and went inside to dress. I mention this incident for only one reason. In praise of progress. There was a day when I wore a glass eye and boy! were those things ever a pain in the socket. I recall my first date with my wife! Naturally I wanted to make a good impression. I started getting ready for the evening affair at 8 a.m. The glass eye went pop when it hit the bathroom sink. Fortunately the day was young and the optical company was open. But when I left the place, after scanning dozens of phoney peepers and after trying on dozens more to get a good match, I picked up the wrong package. I realize now I should have worn it home and had them wrap the patch. I had to walk around the block a few times before I got up enough courage to ring the bell. Only moments before I had slipped in a brand new glass eye. Brand new, not a wink on it. Hildegard answered the door She was enough to knock your - well never mind! Her mother said "keep an eye on my little girl." I said I would. We climbed in the cab and beaded for the dance. Only Hildegard knew, at this point, that I had one blue and one brown eye. Others chuckled, winked, gasped and chortled. But not Hildegard. One of my friends slapped me on the back and the eye popped out, dropping right into my undershirt. I have to admit it ran up a blush on my cheeks I ducked into the washroom for a quick retrieve and polish, Darned if that damn little thing didn't slip through my fingers and hit the concree floor. I knew then, and I know now, that there's more to my wife than meets the eye. We said to hell with it and danced he rest of the night with our eyes closed and cheek-to-cheek. When I kissed Hildegard goodnight she whispered a few words of tender advice. "Always carry a spare." Tutiday, January 5, 1971 - THI ItTHMIDGI H�RA10 - 3 St. Joseph's concert features Drummer Boy Extension sought by Columbia Gas CRANBROOK (Special) -Columbia Natural Gas Limited has filed notice of application to the Public Utilities Commission of British Columbia for certificate of convenience and necessity for a significant 30 mile branch. The privately owned company holds all East Kootenay rights for natural gas distribution from the 36-inch export line to the United States which crosses diagonally southern East Kootenay from Crowsnest to Klngsgate. K. N. McLean is manager. The planned $1.5 million extension will divert from Spar-wood in the vicinity of Mc-Gillivray where CNG gets its supply and go almost due north up the Elk Valley the 30 miles to Fording River Coal Company Limited development site preparing to meet 1971 export contracts to Japan. Regional District zoning bylaw for Elk Valley is at present in abeyance, and the planned eight-inch pipeline extension would be for industrial use in the mining operations. However, the bylaw under con-s i d e r a tion establishes two urban development sites along the route, and other company coal exportation and development operations along the route and beyond Fording Holiday concert IRON SPRINGS (HNS)-One of the highlights of the holiday season here was the annual Christmas concert in the Hunts-ville School. The concert featured novelty numbers, tumbling, a production in song and verse, a play, and choral singing with the entire school participating. might alter the pipeline dianv eter. The application cites July 1 as start of construction barring valid objections to the PUC, with completion within three months. Longest previous extension has been the 22 miles north from Wycliffe bridge to Skookumchuck to serve Crest brook Pulp and Paper Limited, Ex-Blairmore man to appear on major show BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) -A former Blairmore resident Mills Johnson, now serving with the American Navy in Alaska, will appear on the Ed Sullivan television show in March. Mr. Johnson is the son of for mer Lethbridge residents, Dr. and Mrs. Mills Johnson of Hiram, Utah. While in Blairmore in 1966 Mr. Johnson worked at Phillips Cables (Western) Lim ited and resided at the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. T. Slapak. Mills and his brother Neal are both serving in the navy. They formed a musical group includ ing the latter's wife Arlene, and took part in a musical festival in Camp Pendleton attended by six other bands. The name of the Johnson brothers' group is "The Brotherhood." The music festival was filmed by Ed Sullivan and will appear in a 90-minute special on television in March, COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Lethbridge Herald Correspondents In Your Area PINCHER CREEK AND BROCKET KORINE YIUOW HORN ................. Irockei PINCHER CREEK MRS. EDWARD IUNN (Special Correspondent) .. Box 213 WRENTHAM MRS. RALPH WHITROW .............. P.O. > ff CLARESHOLM PAUL ANDERSEN....................P.O. Box 241 COUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKE...............General Dellaery MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER .... P.O. lex 329, Milk River COALDALE MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI..................Box 1005 Contact thoie people for your District Newt or Classified Advertising CANDY CANE PARADE THRILLS 200 CAST OF THE LITTLE DRUMMER AT COALDALE COALDALE (HNS) - The Annual St. Joseph's School Concert once again proved to be most successful as 200 persons attended. Al Foder was master of ceremonies. The first presentation was a version of The Lord's Prayer by Grade 3. It was done in ballet pantomime form with the words and music accompaniment on a recording coming from the background. The play Johnny Dunn was staged by the Junior High Drama Class. The setting was in the Foothills and plains of Alberta. Johnny Dunn was a tall tale-telling Albertan. The others actors and actresses in the play were classified as the people of Alberta. They also provided the sound effects when Johnny Dunn told of his experiences with the wolves, the ducks and other narrow escapes he had to survive. The people considered Johnny Dunn as being the "biggest liar." LeRoy Pavan acted the part of Johnny Dunn. Charlene Hinds was Mrs. Johnny Dunn and Betty Macht was play narrator. The Grade 1 boys performed the Candy Cane Parade. They wore candy cane costumes making the number so realistic. Me and My Teddy Bear was presented by the Grade l girls. Each had a teddy bear and was dressed in pyjamas. The Grade 4 students recited Christmas Mischief to the sheer delight of the entire audience. Are Men Superior? was presented by the Junior High Drama Class B. It was an all-girl cast trying to prove they could live without men. The place was the Livingstone's camp in the Canadian Rockies. Acting in this stage presentation were Barbara Habijanac, Rose Marie Jurcak, Linda Pavan, Rosanna Slemko, Anne-liese Machielse, Beverly Pennington, Erika Tillmann who gave several ear drum shattering screams not only scaring those on stage but also the audience, and Sheryl Pennington. Do You Hear What I Hear? was sung by the Grades 5 and 6 pupils. The Junior High Folk Song Group sang The Little Drummer Boy and Sttar of the East. Guitar accompaniment was by Sister Trudy. New concept unfolds for Taber elementary TABER (HNS) - The general arrangement plan for class and service rooms for Taber's new elementary Central School was approved recently by Taber school division trustees after the proposed plan was discussed by architect John Holden of Calgary. Board members made a number of recommended changes but the proposal stood up to trustees' scrutiny and criticism. To be constructed north and west of the gymnasium portion of the 60-year-old Central School, the new one-storey structure will include 10 class rooms which can be converted into three open areas for special instruction purposes, a science room, library, administration room, and ancillary services. Detailing of the plans and production of working drawings will now proceed. Meanwhile, final approval of a money bylaw to provide the $350,000 for the new school building was deferred to the Jan. 4 meeting for confirmation as to the availability of funds from the Local Authorities Board. Now that the building is to be located on the east side of the school block, the board may dispose of its property on the west side facing onto 52nd St. It had been considered necessary, if the school were built on the west portion of the block, to purchase all privately owned property in the block. Two properties remaining are owned by Walter K. Stone and Mrs. Olive Johnson, and were appraised by an agent of the Division. The board now agreed to make the appraisals available to the owners who agreed to give the Division first option to purchase. In case the division disposes of the 52nd St. property, Mr. Stone has the first option to purchase lots on eith er side of his residence. In other business pertaining to property, the board was in receipt of a priority offer from Crown Assets Disposal Corporation to purchase three dwellings and garages in the Hays community. The board expressed interest "in one or more of the build ings" which could be used as teacherages. A decision regarding purchase will be made at the Jan. 4 meeting. 90 days sick leave accumulation possible TABER (HNS) - Policies relative to its non-teaching employee benefits and to the Taber (Roman Catholic) separate school district were completed by the trustees of the Tabor school division. Commencing Jan. 1, 1971, sick leave, on an accumulative basis, will be allowed at the rate of lMs days per month to 15 days per year. Sick leave can be accumulated to a total of 90 days for both full time and part-time employees. The board will continue to give consideration to individual requests for sick leave, as in the past, where there is no accumulation of leave. The policy is not retro-active. The board's policy regarding vacations was also spelled out. Part-time non-teaching staff will be given the statutory vacation time, or cash. Full time non-teaching staff will receive three weeks holiday after completing one calendar year with the division. After 15 years service, the holiday is increased to four weeks, and to five weeks after 25 years employment. In connection with the tax sharing agreement with the Taber separate school district, the division had been advised by the department of education of an opinion the agreement went beyond the authority of the separate school board relative to the formation of additional separate school districts in the area. The agreement, amended by solicitor, now reads: "it is acknowledged the separate school board has no jurisdiction beyond its boundaries, but that they would not use their influence toward the creation of further separate school district." The agreement in question provided for a payment of $5,000 to the separate school Spot object near Feniie FERN IE (CNP Bureau) - Alan Kmiecek and son Glen report seeing an unidentified object in the sky near Fernie recently. Mr. Kmiecek and his son were returning to their home just east of Fernie from a trip to Hosmer at around 5:30 p.m. and spotted a blight glow in tiie sky, north and west of Fernie. The sky was extremely cloudy at the time and the glow described by the two men appeared to be a small break in the sky that looked like a miniature sunset. The light moved in a westerly direction towards Cran-brook. Both men claim that there was no sound and they watched the phenomena (or several minutes. district annually in lieu of possible loss of revenue should additional separate school districts be set up within the division's jurisdiction. Currently,, the Taber separate school district covers the area comprising Taber School District 933 (Town of Taber). The board, on second appeal by the separate school district, amended its cost sharing agreement covering the salary of the assistant superintendent. The amendment changes the portion of salary paid by the separate schools from one-twelfth to one-fifteenth of the salary. The separate school board had requested that they be charged one-twentieth of the salary. New homes for Monarch MONARCH (HNS) - The hamlet of Monarch is growing with several new families tak ing up residence recently. Three new homes are nearing completion and some older homes are being moved here. The CPR depot, which has been moved from fts original location, is being transform cd into a triplex. A new mobile home has also been located and will be occupied soon by its owners. By CA. Weekes_\ HRISTMAS 1970 is now a memory and tliroughout the Southern Alberta Region Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and leaders are recovering from the dire effects of turkey, mince pies and other items of Yule-tide menus. We do hope you had a chance to sing that carol, send that card or shovel that walk for somebody else. This is the time to remember those who because of injury, illness or other circumstances have had to be in hospital. Here we pause to think of our good friend Norm Mete now in the Lethbridge Municipal hospital. Rumor has it that he is fast recovering from a heart attack. Actually that is a wonderful place to spend Christmas (outside of home, of course) and as long as he does not try to blow the froth off his medicine the nurses and ward aids will hover around like the Herald Angels. All joking aside, we miss you, Norm. May you soon be restored to perfect health as well as to the bosom of your family! Bow Island certainly has become an action centre with 41 Wolf Cubs treading on Akela's heels. Friends and relatives turned out recently to an impressive candlelight service where 18 Cubs who joined this past fall were invested. The entire "task force" has been busy selling lightbulbs and candy. They have also been making table centrepieces for the euests at Pleasant View Lcilgc. Leaders this year include Mrs. Jean Culler, Mrs. Sheila Torsher, Tom Locke, Rickey Livingston, Mrs. Irene Black and Mrs. Laura Tucli-sehercr. The right formula of leaders, program and boys makes for sure success and we know that Bow Island will be a better place for having such an active group. Good going, fellows! Cub Scoulers Ted W y I i c, Ted Parker and Wayn* Wilder-man took 11 members of the Brant Cub Pack to sec and learn something of the many details of the Advocate printing plant. When Cubs investigate they do a thorough job from type-setting to the dark room. Believe me these Cubs are going to know how newspapers are compiled and published. Anyone want to be a Printer's DeviL fellows? The Hays Community h a s a newly formed Venturer Company who, to raise funds, held a White Elephant Sale recently. It was a success we hear and, furthermore, the boys have been complimented for their businesslike manner with which they conducted their sale. Shelby, Mont., Scouts are like their Canadian counterparts in a genuine love of the outdoors. They held a winter Camporee on Jan. 2 at the river-bottom south of Shelby. Coquitlam, B.C., in the lower Fraser Valley District has a coeducational Rover Scout Crew in which three girls have been given full Scout membership. According to Rover Skipper Jim Grccnlces the girls have been accorded full membership instead of associate member-ship as National Scout Policy permits. The Crew plan to battle it out with N.H.Q. until this membership question is settled in their favor. Cliff West re-elected by sportsmen TABER (HNS) - Clifford D. West commenced his second year as president of Taber Fish and Game Association following a recent annual meeting. Others on tho executive arc Ed Fiedler, past-president, Robert Allen vice-president, and Frank Hattpri, secretary - treasurer. In charge of the association's various projects and programs are: John L. Shearer, membership; Albert Spengler, big game; Roger Stemaka, publicity; Dr. William Traber, birds;1 Boyd Nelson, fish; Ed Fiedler, trophies; Clarence Meisner, hunter training; Richard M. Greenaway, political action; John L. Shearer, pollution ; John Gouw, farmer-hunter relations; George Reti, special projects; Dr. James C. Ripley, newsletters;' James C. Nicholson, entertainment, and Robert Allen trap and range. Monthly meetings of the executive are scheduled on Ilia first Wednesday at 8 p.m. while membership meetings will also be held monthly at 8 p.m. but on the third Wednesday. All meetings will be held at the civic centre. Further development of tho recreational park north-west of Taber in the strip mine area are in the books for 1971, including the addition of 5,000 Rainbow trout yearlings to the 2,500 planted last year, and improvement of the facilities at the public fishing grounds. Improved facilities for trap and range enthusiasts are also contemplated in the new year. Programs are also being arranged for the annual banquet and trophy awards night which will be held sometime in February. NORM METZ Cheery greetings go to the Fifth Taber Troop, embarked on a busy program. Enough counsellors are on hand now to assist Scoutcr Colin Oddic. These include Dick Roe, Bruce Phillips, Jack Kinniburgh, Bob George and Cam II a m m o n. Twelve new Scouts have joined tin troop to make a total of 37 boys. The various patrols are undertaking the following activities to round out the winter program: handicrafts, woodworking, model building, personal fitness and sports, native lore study, international Scouting, winter Scouting skills, First Aid, Survival and Safety. A particularly exciting evening was spent snowmobiling recently thanks to Muncy Sameshima, Keith McCullocli, Dr. Jim Ripley, Mark Birch, Vance Jensen and Lyle Keister who brought snowmobiles and drove them. Scouting is a movement where friendships are strong, deep and lasting. Christmas is a time when lost trails reappear. Recently a greeting came from Labrador from Scoutcr James Smart formerly of Pin-cher Creek Cubs. Former Scout Murray Herrcl of the First Cowley Troop and later (he Nanton Troop has been renewing acquaintances in the Cowley  Lundbrcck area. Once again we sadly pause to add the name of Scoutcr Stan McDonald to our list of those who have "Gone Home." First born first child at Pincher PINCHER CREEK (Special) -Pincher Creek's first baby of 1971 was also the first daughter and first child born to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mitchell, residents of the town. Catherine Mary Mitchell, weighing eight pounds and 14Vi ounces, arrived at 7:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in St. Vincent's Hospital. The expert timing of the new Miss Mitchell won her family and herself numerous gifts donated by Pincher Creek merchants and organizations. Bare minutes out of contention for the honor of being the town's New Year's baby was a new seven pound - eight ounce baby, 6on of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gross, bom at 7:50 a.m. Monday. Winner of the St. Vincent's Hospital Auxiliary award of a silver dollar for the 1970 Christmas baby was a son, born Dec. 27, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jan-zen, also of Pincher Creek. 100 Copies $3.30 plus tax Instant Print & Copy Div. 7269 Third Ave. � lethbridge) Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS -:- CIRCULATION -:- JOB PRINTING Vernon Deceux, Resident Rep., Blairmore - Phone 562-2149 COME AND LOOK US OVER SEE ON DISPLAY Toyota Mark 11 Wagon TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE "Southern Alberta's Largest Import Car Dealer" Coutts Highway LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 ;