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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta January M. If74 TM1 LETHBRIDQE MIHALD-1S Chris Anderson and Dale Rupp of the Champion area dig for pike on Travers Lake. WALTER KERBER photos Humor helps relieve anxiety Ice fishermen can tell whoppers too By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor LITTLE BOW PRO- VINCIAL PARK-The ice on Travers Lake groaned under the weight of the fishermen's lies. We were sitting in a little fish house. It belongs to Ken Stevenson of Cham- pion He wasn't there Ted Holme and Alf Fleet wood, both of Cham- pion, were telling some whoppers And the ice was groaning and cracking and I figured Lethbridge Herald photographer Walter Kerber and me had better get the heck out of there but the- stories were so good we had to stay Crack! Crack' C-R-A-A- C-K! "Gee, let's get out of here'" "Humor will help relieve says Walter. We stared in fascination down the ice hole "Gee! That's a nice ice hole you've got Walter says to Ted. "I dropped my lighter down here says Ted "Had to get a magnet on the line Dropped it down and got the lighter out" Stop and go Fisherman Holme was wearing a red and fisherman Fleetwood was wearing a green hat. Kind of stop and go. When Ted stopped talking, Alf started. Now Alf says, "Good way to spend an afternoon, put the table down, play cards The water was a beautiful light green. There was an eerie look about it. A white light from the ice glowed. Then a huge pike swam by. It flicked a long tail, (gosh that fish was cast a cold look at the little sardine bait, then backed up and bubbled away "Holy mackeral'" says Ted. "Did you see that "Wait 'till you see a perch go says Alf. "They are pretty." "I'd rather see a ding-a- says Walter. Then there was a loud groan from the ice at Walter's little joke. House sank I wanted to go away somewhere on nice dry land and have a picnic. Couldn't help thinking about how they told me the ice house fell through the ice and sat on the frozen bottom for about a month until it thawed enough to pull it out This could happen to us Look how rusty the stove got. Now it was throwing off a nice heat. It was warm and dark in the ice house "The water is really clear today." says Ted. "You can really see the weeds on the bottom of the lake Alf tosses a bright, orange spinner in and twirls it around I was dozing off. Then there was three shouts as one "Get that muskrat out of yells Ted "Here' Wait' Put that shovel yells Walter. "Lemme get a pic- ture." The beast grinned, I'll swear he grinned Weird, to see a muskrat grinning at you through an ice hole Then Walter nudged me and I woke up. Alf Fleetwood, left, and Ted Holme, both of Champion, are warm while they fish. "We used to have some rubber on these seats but the darn muskrats got on it and chewed it says Alf Friendly fish We went over to see George Rhodes He catches fish for his friends at the Peter Dawson Lodge at Vulcan George greeted us at the door of his ice house "I'm making friends with a pike says George. "He's been around for about two hours Just smells the bait and then swims away Walter took a picture of George and then made some photographs of Chris Anderson and Dale Rupp, both of the Champion area, as they chopped and chipped a big hole through the ice They wanted a big hole because they planned to catch some big fish "We were down here before says Chris "Lots of fish. You might catch one out of every 15 that went by I didn't believe him and the ice didn't either it let out a loud groan of dis- approval Then there was a crack, crack, crack' And me and Walter left comes between 3 students, Russia By MOLLY LATKA Herald Correspondent SPARWOOD Three students have dropped out of a Sparwood Secondary School group trip to Russia because was tacked on the original cost. Lida Plummer, teacher of students from Grades 8 to 12, received word from the Heritage Society of Toronto that World Airways will add a surcharge of and there will be another increase of to cover three days at Leningrad not previously planned. "This will also mean a rail trip from Moscow to said Mrs. Plummer. She was planning to take 18 students on a nine-day trip to Moscow with seven days at Moscow and one day each way taken up with travelling. Now it will be an eight-day trip with three days at Leningrad. But the price is too high for some of the students. "I have just ended up with Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-CIRCULATION-JOBPRINTING VERNON OECOUX, RMtatatt (too., Report your news to.... ft; s "'V f7'" The Lethbridge Herald Correspondent in Your Area BARNWELL MRS WALTER GRIGOR BLACKIE MRS JIM MONTGOMERY BOW ISLAND MRS D ROBERTSON MRS ALICE BARONS NORMA MYSON CARDSTON MRS NORMA HULL CAftMANQAY MRS A T SHUMAK6R 223-8121 648-3380 545-2192 545-2127 653-2054 643-2129 I Contact thoao paopto for your Dtotrtot or Claaafflid Advarttatng three said Mrs. Plummer. "We haven't as yet attempted to raise any money. Right now we're busy raising money to paint lockers, Grade 11s are raising money for their prom and the basketball team is trying to raise money to get to Powell River. "We are just sort of racking our brains and trying to find out how to raise extra money." A minimum of 15 students is needed to make the trip. They plan to leave Van- couver by air March 21. While at Moscow they will visit several famous tourist sites including the Kremlin, Lenin's mausoleum, the Moscow Museum and the Bolshoi Theatre. Also, planned are visits to the Moscow University and the Tretyakov Art Gallery, the Moscow Circus and possibly a hockey game. To close the trip they will visit the Gum Departmental Store in Red Square. The Heritage Society of 5110 Dundas Street, West Islington, Toronto, also sponsors trips to Rome, Pans, London and Mexico City. District calendar The Foothills Figure Skating Club of Claresholm is preparing for inter-club com- petitions to be held Jan. 30 and Feb. 13... MP Joe Clark will address the annual meeting of the Pincher Creek-Crowuest Progressive Conservative Association at p.m. Thursday in the Pincher Creek town hall The an- nual meeting of the Progressive Conservative Association will be held Feb. and 3 at Edmonton... The Taber Historical Society will meet at 8 p.m. Feb. 13... the Hoping Women's Institute will meet Feb. 21 at the home of Mrs. Toni Massakkers... the Coaldale and District Fish and Game Association will hold its annual Trophy Day and Valen- tine Dance Feb. 23 in the Kate Andrews High School parents with beginners for school this fall may register them before the end of Jan- uary at Coaldale's R. I. Baker, John Davidson or St. Joseph's schools the McNally Women of Unifarm will host the men of Unifarm Jan. 28 at the annual noon dinner, featuring favorite family foods, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ike Lanier. Cal Brandley, agricultural law specialist, will speak on laws pertaining to farm women the beginners' square dance club of Grassy Lake will be cancelled for this week only. Arrow Aviation plans include Kootenay route RCMP supports celebration FORT MACLEOD (Special) Insp. John Bentham, a guest at the Fort Macleod Historical Association's an- nual meeting, promised sup- port from the RCMP for centennial year. He said the museum is uni- que and that advertising should be as unique as the museum Brochures are too common for such a museum, he said. Walter Hyssop said that the Cowboys Hall of Fame at Oklanhoma City had a display advertising Midnight, the horse that was bred and raised here. The mounted patrol, a group of high school boys attired in the uniform of the NWMP of 1878, was instructed by RCMP officers and did a mini- musical ride that was con- sidered good advertising New manouveres will be introduc- ed this coming season Larry King, secretary- manager, said the boys had travelled to various parades to advertise the town and the Fort. LIBERAL ROOTS The Canadian Liberal partv has its roots in the pre-Con- federation Reform parties of the 1840s CRANBROOK (Special) Arrow Aviation Ltd. of Abbot- sford, which operates loop air- feeder service from the Pen- ticton air terminal, has outlin- ed to city council here ad- ditional plans involving both Kootenays and Spokane. Company president Percy Lotzer has outlined the plans for formal city support when the Air Transport Committee application is ready. Present schedule service is from Penticton and circuits Kelowna, Vemon, Kamloops MD expects road grant TABER (HNS) The Taber MD expects to receive a special road grant in excess of from the depart- ment of highways and tran- sport under a new road oiling program recently announced. The new grant is based on a formula giving each rural municipal administration 000 together with per capita It is in addition to the regular road grant which last year amounted to about Accepting the grant offer, the MD is making application for the funds to assist in the current year's road improve- ment program Ring awards to continue NEW DAYTON (HNS) The New Dayton recreation association board will con- tinue to give rings as awards each year to New Dayton Grade 9 students receiving the highest marks in Warner and Raymond schools Norman Morrison and Ber- nadette Kaupp received the awards for 1973 The public address system was too expensive and will not be purchased at this time and Prince George. The se- cond franchise briefly cir- cuited Castelgar, Kelowna and Revels tote. The new plan is to incorporate these points with Cranbrook and Spokane terminals. SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE ONE DAY ONLY THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th 516 3rd AVE. S. ADVANCE LUMBER JANUARY Continues through Jan. 31st. 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