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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FREDDIE PARKER, 83, OF FORT MACLEOD Miracles with leather By JEAN SWIHAHT Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD A VBttor to Blunt's Nursing Warm here could be invited to and see my studio" by Freddie Parker, B3. UK studio is an occupations! therapy room and hairdresser's parlor and barber shop. The long bench across the goulh wail, with its marble slab and array of leather tools under the window, is Freddie's Five years before Freddie wit to retire from the DPR, he began thinking about the lei- sure time he would have and bow he could best spend it. He said: "I wanted to be use- ful and 1 didn't Want time to be heavy on my hands, so I learned the art of tooling leath- er." Freddie is the son of a '74 po- lice officer, W. F. Parker, and Miss K. Koran, niece of the po- lice shoemaker, Dan Koran. He was born on May at what is now known as the Pioneer Ranch just east of Fort Madeod. In his younger years Mr. Parker worked in the ranching business. Later he owned the first power driven livery here which he operated until starting with the CPU May 24, 1918. He retired 60 years later with- out ever having a demerit mark and became of his hobby was prepared for it. For som time he lived in British Colum bia, but in 1961 came to Pio- neer Lodge and a year ago poor health necessitated his coming to the nursing home. In that year he was made a least 200 wallets, all special or ders, and too many key cases and pony-tail holders to count A great favorite, especially during the Christmas season are his three legged BBQ stools "I just love making them Everybody seems so happy to get what they want and i makes me happy making them." Who said retirement was boring. Not for Macleod'; Freddie Parker, 'This is a recording Town RCMP gets new office CLARESHOLM (HNS) Clamholm town council has approved the amalgamation of the town detachment of the RCMP with the highway patrol In the building provided for the patrol at the corner of 4th St. and 48th Ave. For many years the town de- tail of the RCMP has been op- New owner for agency dUNBROOK eel petroleum products agency In East Kootenay opened in early 1920's, has changed hands. Operator is now Ross Bray- brook, pulpmill processing eti- gaieer at Ocean Falls. Castle- gar and since 1969 Skookum- tiiuck. J. R. Atehison, who died sev- eral months ago, was agent along with his sons Whitney and Stephan for 45 years. Dur- ing that period it altered from lupply of products in barrels and drums, sometimes by sled, through growth almost from of tourism, and oil heat- ing to its current industrial supply. Staff members Mel Thomp- son, Allan Bennett and John Plghin continue tfeeir positions, with Whit Atehison transfer- ring to Pacific 66 bulk distri- butors. Stephan Atehison has not yet announced his plans. erating out of a town-owned building Just west of the town office. Town council vac told thii was not a very efficient opera- tion now that one senior ser- geant is in command of both departments. The council passed a motion by councillor Willard Henker to pay a monthly rental of for office space in the RCMP highway patrol building to be used by the town's four police officers, Council also agreed to a re- quest to pay for a tteDogra- pber. Council was told a stenogra- pher would relieve one man from routine typing BO there would be more time for actual police work. The senior governments do no provide for stenographers In detachment offices. A saving of about month in telephone bills will re- sult as only one phone will be required, An automatic phone recording device would be needed. Council was also told there would be 24-hour phone service by Way of a Zenith number through which police could be contacted directly. In the past there bad been a number of complaints whet people called for polio Mrvtoa and only got the reply: "Qua it a recording. The RCMP will now be con- tacted by a radio system in their cars and will be able to respond to a call In quick time. Mobile home licences leap CLARESHOLM (HNS) The new provincial mobile home licensing fee schedule will mean an addition of up to for some mobile home- owners. A group of them 15 forming a delegation to meet with town council to see If there can be relief. Up until the end of 1871 Ihey were paying licence fee per year plus a month lot rental. The new rales are based on the size and age of the unit. Some of the smaller, old- er units will pay less than AMERICAN BREEDER'S SERVICE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SCHOOL MOOSE HAIL AND PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK TABER Monday, January 17th to Friday, January 21tt Wrltt A.B.S. lex 146, Alto, or Phono 223-4253 These Are The Lethbttdge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area BLACKIE MRS. MARGARET MONTOOMERT......P.O. Box 148 CRANBROOK NANCY MILES (Sptilal) 304 5ih St. S. ETZIKOM MRt. THIKLA iHNES Dtl. FOREMOST GEOFF. TAGS..........................Ion 111 FAITH MRS. THEKLA IHNI1 Gin. Dtl. Contact tnopto for your Dlitrlct Nan Cloulfltd Advtrllllrtp before but the majority will pay more. Secretary-treasurer Tom Bu- chanan says it's a provincial regulation and the town does not have the power to change In the Claresholm subdivided each mobile home cits on a standard-sized lot with services provided. The mobile home subdivision has been filled to capacity for some time and (he overflow has been provided accommoda- tion at the Claresholm Indus- trial Airport. Mr. Buchanan reported the to- tal value of building permits in 1971 was which in- cluded 23 new homes. There are indications that 1972 will see the construction of more residences and possibly some apartments. Many workers at the indus- trial airport' have to commute from other towns because of the housing shortage here. Challenge Homes of Stoney Plain has begun construction of four dwellings. John Bell, of the firm, says he may build as many as 50. Town council has asked the Alberta Housing Corporation to help with purchasing of land needed for building lots. TV corporation is now proceeding with a plan to erect five semi- detached low rental bonus here. Shower held COUTTS (HNS) A miscel- laneous sftowor honoring Peggy Blackmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junes.Blackmer of Coirtti was held it tin Civic Centre. Kim Blackmcr, ttaler of the bride, was In charge of tho guest book. MlM Bltckmer wat aatlatcd the gift ttola by slater Kim with i ilster-ln-law Joyce Bltckmer recording tho gifts. Business bypass route gains engineer's okay CHANBROOK (Special )-City engineer C. 0. Meckllng has approved as "completely ade- cjitals" department of highway plan for arterial route bypaM of business area on North Van Honie from Baker Street to Fourth Street North In Cran- brook Street. Mid Valley Con- itruclion Ltd. of Kelowna is contractor at Under a quarter million dollars for four-lane Curb and gutter continuation north of the 1909 arterial pro- gram carried oUl on South Van Home. Some doubls had been ex- pressed about Ihc two almost right angle turns on single- block width North Fourth. At present it is posted as "Stop" entering Cranbrook Street, ar- terial highway route at. present. The highway department re- ports it is studying signaliza- Uon requirement for this Inter- section and if a traffic Island enlargements appear hi tho pub- lic interest it will assume re- iponsibility. Professional city planning of the 1930'i recommended wide- angle rerouting nearer Second of Third Streets North for ob- lique North Van Home ap- proach to Cranbrook Street, but this would have dislocated an old residential are; with either purchases Or expropria- tions. City responsibility In the con- tract is much of which will be required to control ar- tificially Jlmsmith Creek, now ditched along North Van Home alongside railway tracks. The contractors will do this pre- liminary to actual bypass con- struction, expected to get un- der way in early spiirg. TuoMlay, Jinuory II, If72 THI LITHIRIDGI HERAID 1 WIND TIPS UNIT This Iractor-lrailer, driven by Murray Skeldlng, was lipped by the wind recently thres milei north of Fort Macleod. Ten were taken lo hospital In another series of accidents. Highway 3 was closed at limes lost wwk near the Swihart Pholo. ADVANCE COURSE TABER (HNS) The rec- reation department sponsored dog obedience course, scheduled to begin Jan. 19 has been re- scheduled for one week earlier on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Yemen Dicoun, Resident Rep., Bloirmore Phone 562-2H9 Your Ski-Dpo dealer is dealing like crazy. Before you buy any snowmobile see your Ski-Doo dealer first. He's dealing on all available models. Olympiqiie Come in and write your own deal now. The snowmobile season is just starting so get in on all the winter fun. skidoo'72 Bert Mac's Cycle Ltd. 913 3rd Ave. S. Plltme 327-3221 LETHBRIDGl, ALTA. Rancheru' Supply Ltd. PINCHBR CREEK, ALTA. PHONE 627-3024 Raymond Motor Co. Ltd. RAYMOND, AtTA. PHONE 752-3284 B R Service (Carditon) Ltd. CARDSTON, ALTA. 4U-M72 Anderson Supply Ltd. tox WARNER, ALTA. Ranchers' Supply Ltd. CLARESHOLM, ALTA. PHONE 235-3711 YOU WILL FIND THE BEST BRANDS ADVERTISED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ;