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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta if me LCirmmuuc nertMi.u uuijr Reunion celebrants brought their weekend accommodations with them 100 former teachers return Sundial grads swap 'remember-whens9 By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer The old Sundial School was packed to the rafters Saturday afternoon as former students and teachers gathered for a reunion. Just as the school was packed on the inside so was the yard on the outside with campers as people from as far away as California and Victoria came to see their old school chums. ya It's been a long were phrases heard over and over again as about 100 of the former students gathered. All together about 200 people attended a ceremony at the school Saturday. The ceremony included a humorous skit about former teachers and recognition of former students. A dance and ball game were also planned. The first Sundial School opened in 1910. It had one room and was for Grades 1 to Brocket lass crowned queen A girl from Brocket was named Fort Macleod Centennial Queen Monday at a Canada Day celebration put on by the Fort Macleod Historical Association. Mary Healy was crowned by Tourism Minister Bob Dowling. Her Bonnie Erickson and Brenda both of Fort were crowned princesses by Insp. John commanding officer of the Lethbridge RCMP subdivision. The queen and princesses were chosen by popular ballot in a contest open to all women over 16 residing in Fort Macleod trading area. Twenty were nominated. A complete line of TABLEWARE The artistic use Sand to create the uniaue texture and color of this Canadian made ovenproof tableware has inspired the name Artisan. The name also reflects the skill and imagination of the Canadian artists who have hand crafted each piece. Choose from salt and cruets. coffee pots and many other pieces. Popularly priced from 24M795 Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN The girls will take part in all centennial including the July 6 parade. Another event was the unveiling of a plaque on the new RCMP Centennial Building in the fort compound. The building will house archives. Cranbrook residents dead Two of the three people kill- ed in a motor vehicle accident June 28 on Highway 3 one mile east of Bellevue have been identified by -RCMP. Dead Kenneth and Fred Lome both of Cranbrook. RCMP have not been able to locate the next of kin of the third man killed and have been unable to release his name. An RCMP spokesman in Pincher Creek says the man was recently a part-time resi- dent of the Alex Arms Hotel in Lethbridge but RCMP do not know where the man's home is located. The men were killed when the car in which they were riding failed to negotiate a curve and drove into a ditch. AKROYD'S HEATING AND GASFITTING lor tenlor citizens New Phone 328-2108 FOR SALE 1400 SQUARE FEET OF NEW ALUMINUM SIDING HIGHEST OFFER Va of it is of it is White Phone 327-9689 after p.m. Solace We do not pretend that we. or any other luneral can cure sorrow. we do feel that we can help to hoal some of the wounds of bereavement. Services held in our quiet comfortable are conducted by under- dedicated professionals who have families of their own. Every service is planned and con- ducted according to the wants and needs of the people we serve. Respect and tenderness are our guidelines. Gordon Blair Established 1927 SALMON FUNERALHOME LTD. 357 lOlh A16ERTA 8. It's just a few miles from the second school that was built in 1918. The second eight miles north of was for Grades 1 to 11 and had three rooms. This school closed in 1954 and has been renovated into a community hall. Ted from who went to Sundial in the early 1930s said what he remembers most about the school is jumping down the coal shutes and checking to make sure the horse he got to and from school on was all right. Ross who still lives in the Turin says he can't understand how the teachers expected him to learn anything as his hands were always sore from the strappings he got. Comparing schools today with schools in the 1930s Mr. Main don't know if it makes a heck of a lot of If a student's got it in him he's going to learn. If WALLET AND GONE A wallet containing was stolen from the United Cab 409 5th St. S. Saturday. An employee of the Frank said he was outside changing a tire and when he returned the wallet was gone. A wallet containing was taken from the Elizabeth Muller 1010 22nd St. on the weekend. It was reported to police Sunday. A thief entered the Dick Tuk 804 8th St. N. Sunday and took in two five-pound meat sausages and a partly filled bottle of wine. The house was empty from 8 to p.m. and Mr. Tuk told police. Three persons hurt in accidents Two Lethbridge residents are in satisfactory condition in the hospital following separate motor vehicle Saturday. Ross of 934 Ventura was taken to St. Michael's Hospital after the motorcycle he was driving was in collision with a car driven by Ralph Ernest of 1508 18th St. S. The accident occurred at 5th Avenue and 12th St. B N. Mr. Rourke has been charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08-per-cent. There was damage. Bruce Malcolm of Apartment Lethbridge Research received a concussion and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital after the car he was driving hit a light standard on the Coaldale road. Passengers in the MacDonald Harry Solmons and Gordon both of we're treated and released from hospital. There was damage to the vehicle. In an accident Georgina and Melvin Joe both of were treated and released from hospital after a car driven by Ms. Lether went into the ditch on Highway IVz miles from Nobleford. Mr. Solwey was treated for Certified DeflWI MectMfric CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL IUM. PHONE 317-mi a broken collar bone. There was about damage to the car. A half-ton pickup belonging to Hugh of incurred about damage Saturday after it was hit by a Chevrolet. The Robertson vehicle was parked at 4th Avenue S. and Scenic Drive when it was hit by the Chevrolet. After the accident the occupants of the Chevrolet fled. It had no license plates. An accident at the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive at a.m. today caused about damage. Police say Brian Douglas of 317 Rideau Court was travelling south on Mayor Magrath Drive when he lost control of his car. and it crossed the boulevard. His car mounted a curb where it struck the side of a trailer owned by Henry 970 Mayor Magrath Drive. No one was injured and the accident is still under investigation. An accident Sunday on the university road resulted in about but no one was injured. Police say David Randall of 1807 1st Ave. and a passenger were southbound on the university road when he reached a part of the road that was under construction and lost control of his car. His car spun around and rolled over on its roof. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhliMAN Open Thunday Evenlno till 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 19lh 9 Sheep show set The 4th annual Rocky Mountain Sheep Show and Sale is scheduled for the Exhibition Pavilion Aug. 6 and 7. The show is to be held Aug. 6 range and commercial ewes are eligible for sale. Entry forms and regulations are available from the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association office. he doesn't hell won't drive it in Mr. Main says he never had a crush on any of his teachers because he was kind of a horse lover. Alfred of who went to the first Sundial School says the school was only open from the spring to the fall. It was too cold for the students to walk to school in the winter and there was no transportation available. For this reason he thinks students in his day had to work harder because they only had a few months a year to learn everything. Walter from who was on the Sundial school board from 1915 to 1935 says Sundial was an ordinary had tough times in the dry years getting money to carry he says. Dick of the reeve of the County of says they sleighed to the school in the winter and went by Bennett buggy in the summer. Mr. Papworth. who was instrumental in organizing the said each parent who had children going to the schooi would provide transportation for 10 days for all the children. This is how he paid his taxes. People came to the Sundial school from an eight- mile radius. Although the first Sundial school went from the spring to the fall the second one went year round. Mr. Papworth says he used to throw shells in the furnace and let them explode. Vivian Jacabson from says students at Sundial had a lot more opportunity because they could listen to the teacher teaching the next grade ahead and would be a jump ahead when it came to taking the grade the next year. Pearl Thompson of who went to Sundial from 1927 to 1938 says she remembers her father bricks in the oven all night to put in the sleigh the next morning to keep them warm. Joyce of says she remembers some of the students throwing the teacher's overshoes out the window and other students nailing them to the fence posts. Minnie who taught at Sundial from 1932 to says she got paid for her first year and the next. Four former teachers attended the reunion. Mrs. Matthews still teaches at Coaldale and says teaching is much harder today. always trying something she feels students of the 1930's were more independent. They do a lot more on their own than today's students. Money drive is launched In an effort to raise funds for their new the Rehabilitation Society of southeastern Alberta launch- ed a fund drive today to collect The a brick campaign is conducted as a raffle with a new car as first prize. The rehabilitation society has collected in com- mitments and cash from the Lethbridge community but needs more to finance its new building. The which provides services to all handicapped wants to supply more services including vocational and life skills programs after Old chums Alfred of and EJmer of Turin. Vandals smash soak drier JERRYWAUTERS Vauxhall water man appointed A Lethbridge native has been named irrigation specialist for Vauxhall. Jerry Wauters will be responsible for supervising irrigation operations in the district for the Alberta irrigation division. A graduate of Montana State University in agricultural Mr. Wauters was raised on a diversified irrigation farm in the Broxburn district. While a he was employed by the Canada department of agriculture's marketing and research Vandals went on a spree Sunday breaking windows at four city schools and causing about damage. Windows were broken at St. Patrick's 10th Avenue and 8th Winston Churchill High 15th Avenue and 18th Street Senator Buchanan 7th Avenue and llth Street and Lakeview 12th Ave. and Henderson Lake Blvd. and George McKillop 5th Avenue and 21st N. About damage was done to the Nellie Johnson residence at 1501 6th Ave. N. when vandals stuck a neighbor's hose in the mail slot in the front door and turn- ed it on. The water went through the floor to the basement damag- ing furniture and clothing. Vandals tried a similar trick at the Shirley Boychuk residence at 1510 6th Ave. N. when they stuck a running hose in a drier vent. there was no damage as a drain in the floor absorbed most of the water. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. NEED A CALL RADIO CAB 328-8661 Alee Arms Fmt Courteout Service Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 VIRTUE COMPANY LAW OFFICE 106 McFarland Bldg. wish to announce that their telephone number has been changed to 329-4966 effective June 1974 ;