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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID - Monday, January II, 1971 CONTRASTING MOODS - The traditionally quiet Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden at Lefhbridge reposes in solitude, while young skaters enjoy an afternoon session of, hockey on Henderson Lake - a study in solitude on the southern Alberta winter scene. action and Aid Red Cross The Canadian Red Cross recently received a $10 cheque from Brent Balog and Gerard Dobek of Blairmore's Isabel Sel-lon High School, representing stud e n t s of Marjorie Bulmer who sponsored a cookie sale. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 Doss must be controlled By law, no dogs may run at large in the city of Lethbridge. Running at large means any dog running off the leash and not on the owner's premises. A city bylaw is designed to prohibit dogs running at large and to provide for impoundment, sale and destruction of dogs, and to provide for the enforcement in the city of The It's your move. Show us. Show yourself. In the Canadian Armed Forces you'll have a real opportunity tor modern infantry training in a man's world of action among men. We're interested in you and we look after you. You'll Bet experience and good pay. You'll enjoy the benefits of 30 days leave each year. As well as the opportunity to see new places. The Military Career Counsellor will give you all the details on the infantry-make your move. BRIDGE TOWN HOUSE MOTEL 12 Neon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1971 Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1971 THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES DR-7&3 Dangerous Dogs Act of the province. Not only is every dog supposed to be kept in control but all owners must, by Jan. 2, purchase a licence which must be worn around the neck of the dog. The cost of the licence is $3 for each male dog and spayed female or $10 for an unspayed female dog. Reasons for capturing and impounding dogs are set down in the bylaw. They Include any dog: over three months which Burning gas well to be contained CALGARY (CP) - A natural gas well burning out of control on King Christian Island in the Arctic is expected to be contained Tuesday or Wednesday, Panarctic Oils Ltd. said here A relief well has been drilled to 1,950 feet, within 100 feet of the original bore. The first well, burning out of control since last October, has lost about four billion cubic feet of gas. "While this may sound like a lot of gas, it really isn't very much in relation to the amount we believe to be in the reservoir," said Panarctic president Charles Hetherington. When the relief well is completed, sea water from the coast 1%-miIes away will be pumped into the formation in an attempt to stop the gas flow to the first well. The well is locaed 1,700 miles north of Edmonton. Oldtimer recalls 85 years in city does not have a current licence and is found off the premises of its owner; running at large; named in a complaint made under The Dangerous Dogs Act; biting or attempting to bite any person; chasing or an noying any poultry or domestic animal on property other than its owner's. A dog owner is liable to pros-ecution for keeping a dog if is classified as a public nui sance. The bylaw states no owner can keep a dog which causes damage to private or public property within the city, A dog is also a public nuisance if it bites or molests pedestrians on streets, parks or other public places, chases bi cycles, cars or other vehicles or barks, howls or otherwise creates a disturbance. When a complaint from a ratepayer is made to a constable or poundkeeper, information is brought before the magistrate in order to have a summons issued to the dog owner. The owner then has to appear in court to answer to the causes of the complaint. The offence carries a summary conviction fine of not more than $25. When a dog has been captured, the poundkeeper is bound to deliver a notice to the owner, or if not known, post a notice at the pound. If the dog has not been claimed within three days after the delivery or posting of the notice, the poundkeeper has the right to sell the animal at public auction or destroy it. By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer "When my father sent to Nova Ssotia for his fnmily to join him in Lethbridge in 1886," George Bruchet said in an interview recently, "It was just a small coal mining town. The railroad had gone through to the west coast the year before and more people were beginning to trickle into southern Alberta. I was only nine months old when mother brought the family out that January, and we landed in Lethbridge on the eighth. I've been here 85 years now and I guess I must be one of the oldest old-timers around." George Bruchet's father began work in the coal mines, but had a knack for construction. When the first incline was put in No. 1 mine, he dug the shaft. His ability was noted and he contracted to dig the shafts for No. 2 and No. 3 mines. The family first lived across from old St. Patrick's church, on 8th St., between 1st and 2nd Ave. "There wasn't much around at that time," Mr. Bruchet recalled, "but there sure was lots of space to play. I attended the first Catholic school in town; I think the teacher's name was Gallagher, but my memory isn't as good as it once was. Later on, when the town grew and St. Aloysius Convent was built I went to school there. "We had plenty of homegrown fun in those days. When I was about 14 a bunch of us boys had the leather part of an old football which we filled with old sacks so we could kick it around. It made pretty heavy kicking I can tell you. One Sunday a policeman took it away from us and never gave it back. "Why? Because we shouldn't be kicking a football on Sunday of course." Mr. Bruchet recalls a number of incidents which have long since taken their place in southern Alberta-history. "I remember as if it were yesterday when Webb, the RCMP constable was shot and killed. His murderer was supposed to have been seen here, there and everywhere, but they finally caught up with him. I also remember diving off an old river boat which was an- chored down beyond the town; it couldn't move because of the I shallowness of the river, but the kids put it to good use." When George Bruchet grew up, like many Lethbridge boys he went railroading. "I started out in Crnnbrook in 1906. In 1907 I was sent to Lethbridge with the first crew to live here. I was the brake-man on the local between here and Fort Macleod. It was a two hour run then, so we left about 9 a.m. and got home at 4 p.m. That winter, 1907, was one of the coldest in our history; temperatures went down to 50 below." Railroading didn't interest Mr. Bruchet the way it did some young men however. From time to time he spent summers in another occupation, housepainting. "It paid better," he admitted, "and after I married and had a family of nine sons and two daughters I found it better to paint in the summer and railroad in winter." Eventually, other interests opened up for George Bruchet. After the First World War he had a second-hand store for a time, then with careful budgeting he managed to buy up a few houses. "The rents from these car ried us through the depression," be recalled. "We were one of the lucky families during that period, we never had to go on relief for one single day. In fact we even managed to keep a couple of hired girls, and they were grateful to have the jobs. At that time, we had 15 people sitting down to meals in our home." In the 40s, he built the Bluebird Auto Court, where Dunlop Ford is now. "But I sold that about six years ago; after all I was 80 and I thought it was time to take a rest." As a hobby, Mr. Bruchet collected and restored buggies had buggies of all types familiar in the west. I also had freight wagon which had hauled freight on the Oregon Trail, the only one left in existence, I believe. I also had a two wheeled cart from the early Red River days. I offered my col lection to the local Chamber of Commerce, but they had no place to keep them at that time, so they are up in the Glenbow Foundation Museum now." Mr. Bruchet joined the Pem-mican Club back in 1906. "I was only 21 and the old-timers at that time sure looked old to me. Now here I am, a real old-timer; but it's only lately I've begun to feel all that old!" Mr. Bruchet figures Lethbridge is the best place in Canada to live. So does his wife, who came here in 1901, and whom he married 65 years ago. "We wouldn't live anywhere else," they agree, although Mrs. Bruchet says she's a little partial to Fort Macleod. Mr. Bruchet gets out to visit his cronies every day. He hates being cooped up indoors, he says. He doesn't visit the Pem-mican Club as often as he used to, but he did make the big anniversary dance recently. "It's been a busy life," he said, "but I still keep going." George Bruchet likes Lethbridge Pope Paul deplores kidnappings VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul pledged his "moral authority" today to help protect diplomats from violence and deplored the "execrable blackmail" of kidnappers of diplomats in Europe and the Americas. Pope Paul addressed the Vatican diplomatic corps after learning that the British ambassador to Uruguay had been kidnapped by Tupamaros guerrillas in Montevideo. "We will take it upon ourselves as an obligation, with the moral authority of our voice-disarmed by explicit to predict -the exercise of your high mission from criminal gestures," he sard. "We highly deplore the outrages in recent time against personal inviolability of diplomatic officials. We deplore them even more because these diplomats and their office were completely alien to the issues to which, owing to the violent de-ceitfulness of partisans, they have been victims, thus becoming the object of execrable blackmail." Infection fighter Gamma globulin, a byproduct derived from donated blood to the Canadian Red Cross, is used by doctors to combat infectious diseases, such as German measles, polio, mumps and infectious hepatitis. Burning barrel ban reactions mixed By HERB JOHNSON Herald City Hall Reporter If a Herald survey is any indication, city council may approach the new fire bylaw with no clear expression of opinion pro or con concerning the proposed banning of burning barrels in the city. Scheduled to come before council late this month or early next month, the bylaw contains one section that would outlaw all outside fires. A survey of 100 local residents appears to indicate there are no strong feelings one way or the other on the proposed ban, at least as far as burning barrels are concerned. Of the 100 people contacted, 38 did not use a burning barrel, 61 did use them and one person wanted to know what they were. The banning question resulted in less clear-cut answers. While 38 favored retaining them and 40 wanted to get rid of them, 22 persons were undecided. A fairly high proportion of those listed as giving a definite "yes" or "no" were careful to qualify their answer. People who wanted the barrels retained would, for example, admit banning them would have advantages. An almost identical split in opinion was received on the question of whether the added expense of collection that would result if the barrels were banned could be justified. A total of 37 felt the taxpayers should not be asked to pay sin estimated extra $35,000 a year for garbage collection, 42 felt the money would be well spent and 21 were undecided. A final question on the extent of air pollution in the city elicited such indecisive answers the figures are probably meaningless. Out of 100 persons, 40 felt there was no real pollution problem, 25 said there was and Tea tempest brews COLOMBO (AP) - The government has threatened to nationalize foreign-owned tea plantations if Britain and the United States stop buying tea from Ceylon. Ceylon's minister of foreign and internal trade, T. B. 11-angaratnc, said in a magazine interview Monday that his government fears Britain and the U.S. might stop buying tea as a reply to Ceylon's decision to set up her own merchant fleet. ALCOHOL LEVELS High to extremely high blood alcohol levels are prominent in 25 per cent of the non-fatal auto accidents. 35 decided not to give a definite answer. The consensus seemed to be that while there was no major problem as yet, the possibility did exist and some steps should be taken to avoid making things worse. A fairly common comment was that burning barrels were not as important a contributor to pollution as automobiles, city buses, industry and stockyards. An unsolicited comment from several persons was that there should be stricter controls on what is burned. Rubber tires and leaves were singled out as prime offenders. There also appears to be some dissatisfaction with the city's garbage collection methods. Besides a smattering of critical comments about the present set-up, many people urged the city to collect at least twice a week if burning barrels were banned. If anything, the survey would seem to indicate Lethbridge citizens want some form of control on air pollution and an ef- ficient method of getting rid of their garbage. The solution to the problem remains with city council. FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. JUNIOR'S JANUARY CLEARANCE a Complete Stock of Fall & Winter Clothing Now Clearing at 20% � 50% OFF GIRLS- BOYS- Coats and Jackets Dresses and Blouses T Shirts and Slims Pant Suits Sweaters, etc. Jackets Pants Sweaters T Shirts Sport Jackets AND MUCH, MUCH MORE NO PHONE ORDERS PLEASE - STARTING 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY Downtown TWO LOCATIONS College Mall ;