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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta W4 TMII Shetland pony enjoys Arctic life AKLAVIK, N.W.T. (CP) During a guided tour by truck of this Eskimo com- munity the Mountie driver suddenly shouted and jerked the vehicle to a halt. Cpl. Bill Bull stopped in front of his RCMP office. "I have to show you our he said. came the dis- believing chorus from within the truck. It was 20 below zero and Aklavik ISO miles above the Arctic Circle. The group frankly didn't believe there was a horse in town. "There he the cor- poral beamed, pointing to something on four legs at the snow behind :ice. It was a Shetland pony named Pinto. The corporal said it wasn't actually his horse, but he didn't have the heart to say it couldn't graze on what was left of his grass under the snow. The animal is actually the property of Rudy Tor- no w, an oil agent who bought it two years ago in Edmonton. He had it flown north so his two sons could ride around this settle- ment of 729. Now Pinto wanders around Aklavik looking for scraps of food. All the children have a chance to ride him. "He's very says Mr. Tornow. "He's just like a dog." In fact, Pinto's best friend is a dog, a large Labrador named Brandy who tries to keep back other dogs in the communi- ty who don't want to allow the plodding gourmet to make his scavenging rounds in peace: "Once in a while, Pinto comes to my office and knocks on the door and tries to open it says Mr. Tornow. "Once in a while I let him in. "But I've got a new of- fice now and he can't get in because he has to climb stairs and he doesn't like that." Staying outside in the howling Arctic winter doesn't seem to bother Pinto much. "I've tried to put him in the garage once in a while when it gets really cold. But he prefers it outside." You are cordially invited to John Deere Farming Frontiers '74. It is the year's most outstanding farm-oriented film program. The movies were filmed on locations in many areas of the U.S. and Canada. Drawings will be held for three door prizes; you could be a winner. Time: p.m. Date: Thursday, January 10th Location: MCKAY BROS. FARM IMPLEMENTS LTD. 3214 5th Avenue N., Lothbridge DAVIS ENTERPRISES (ALBERTA) LTD. MM HlghMt Prlew for HIDES-SCRAP METAL-CAST IRON-BATTERIES RADIATORS-COPPeR-BRASS-lTC. ALBERTA STEEL PRODUCTS 1505 DlvWon of DMto EnUrpritM Ltd. Nm Slraewral StMl, AnglM. Ftoto and Pricm) Both BiMbwMM LoeaMd S., We make it easy at ftrcstonc Corner 3rd AVI. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 STORES SPECIAL OFFER WHILE THEY LAST! APPEARANCE BLEMISHED ftrestone BUICK CHRYSLER FORD AMBASSADOR INSTALLED HR78 14 HR78 How wch low pricw? PAY NOTHING FORM DAYS Because our quality control mspec tors are so darned fussy If they see even the tiniest surface flaw in one of these great tires they put it into the Blemished category The funny thing is you probably won t even notice the blerruth that can save you so much money' This Sieel Belt Radial has to be the greatest tire Firestone has ever built Two steel armor belts under the tread give you the longest mileage guaranteed for 40 000 miles More puncture resistance too Plus the great ride and precise control that have made our radials famous Yes this is the ultimate tire But at a heck of a long way from the ultimate price OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE AT LOW PRICES Nt ;