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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, July 1971 inHBIIDGl HHAID 3 Barnewell reunion held NEVER TOO OLD FOR ICE CREAM Davie Howells, now of Lethbridge talks about his fwmer school days in the one-roomed school house at Barnwell with Aram.nta erf UrtlbrldflB. left and Madge Howells, right. They were attondmg a school reunion held recently in BarnwelL__________________________________-----------------------_ By CHRISTINE PU1IL StafI Writer BARNWELL The only time our school class would see each other was at funerals, so we decided to have a reunion on a happy occasion, said Ar- villa Anderson, during the re- union of the class from the one- roomed schoolhouse in Barn- well. The reunion, which was We first since the one roomed school closed in 1917 was or- ganized by Arvilla Anderson and Sybil Anderson of Barn- Wanda McCaugherty and Belli Johnson of Lethbridge. The oldest child of each fam- ily was contacted and wore spread like wild-fire of the up- coming reminiscing party, to be held in the new Barn w e 1 school. Well, new to them any way. "Well hello, Ruby How long it has said one over joyed school mate. "Do you re member when I filled your flou uckel with rocks and you aught laughed another. "I bet students have no more un on this basketball floor than vc had on ours. My, the things hat used to go on in that little giggled a former schoolgirl. What have you been doing since I saw you in Grade 6? "Well, I retired and then I retired laughed Ralph x; Baron, now of Salt Lake City, Utah. "A sure sign of getting old is forgetting yesterday and re- membering 65 years said Clifford Peterson of Lethbridge Master of Ceremonies at an im- promptu concert. "I didn't know how old I was getting until 1 saw everyone joked an other. The school was first starlet in 1907 in the home of Jed Johnson with Dessa Johnson now Mrs. Fairbanks, as teach er. A school house was built, i 1908 (white not red) and th enrolment grew until a divisio had to be pul in, for Iwo leach rs in 1915, wilh Grade 1 lo a. The liltle school house was fi- nally too small and a new four- roomed brick one was biiilt in 917. No program back in school days was complete with o u' Ja'vy Howard singing so neith- er could a concert now do wilh- out him. He sang with much encouragement from long-time listeners. Comparing grandchildren, re- tirement abodes and fond mem- ories highlighted the day for the 40 former pupils who have passed many milestones since they were last logelher. VISITS PARENTS IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Following a two-week vacation on Ihe west coast, Miss Pat Boras is visiting at the home of her parents before return- ing to her third year of nurs- ing in St. Michael's Hospital, Lelhbridge. (Designed and Produced in Canodo Sinco 18721 And at Burdett BURDETT Peals from, the old hand rung school bell had approximately 70 former stu- denls of Ihe Ballman School, nine miles south of Burdetl, scurrying to their places, dur- ing a reunion of all pupils of the school which operated from 1911 to 1941. Visions of a school reunion first started in Phoenix, Ari- zona after a session of "remem- ber when" reminiscing, between John Johnson of Burdett, Rod- ney Jacobson of Minneapolis, Palmer Johnson of Nelson, B.C. and Stanley Johnson of Cal- gary. It took six months to trace the names and where abouts of many of the original pupils. Walter Strom undertook the quest from the homefront in BurcMt and succeeded in col- lecting one time students from all the nooks and crannies, the wind had led them. "Let's see, who are was most often heard, as face.1 once so familiar, found each other so changed. "You used o be so tall and laugh- ed a surprised woman. "That's only because you're grown up was the manly reply. "I would have run when I leard the school bell, bui 1 wasn't near the old school barn so I didn't know which way to laughed Harry Strom, jremier of Alberta, a former jupil of the school. The playful nostalgia con- tinued after a supper at which nearly 200 were seated. Mrs. Ralph Dillenbeck of Bow Is- land remembered when Rodney Jacobsen and John Johnson found a shotgun shell which could "not" be wasted and set it off over the heads of the pupils in the school yard. "I want everyone to know that the shy but conniving brain behind most of the pranks was caught at, was none othei than Louie Johnson" laughet Rod Jacobsen, famed terror o" Ballman School. "You're still young enough ti Town superintendent bid goes down to defeat TABER (HNS) A bid by councillor Brace Milliken to en- gage the services of a town superintendent by Sept. 1 failed to gamer the necessary simple majority at Taber town coun- Second clinic set for July 8 RAYMOND (HM3) The track and field clinic held at Raymond was successful enough to have a second1 way arranged for July 8. at the Ray- mond High School gym. In- structors for the first clinic came from Lethbridge: Brenda Schaeidt; George Cloutier and Fred Sonimers. Morley Rblefos, director ol recreation for North County of Warner, has announced first in- struction for those interested in lennis will be given at tbe high school July 5, for both juniors and adults with the first group of juniors scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. The adults will meet at 7 p.m. There is no fee for instruc lions and all are welcome. Th( Starling group will meet Julj 12, same hours. The archery group is goinj over big. Mr. Rolefos say there is room, for large membership. Those wishing t compete in any summer IT gional finals for any of the o: ganized sports should be mee ing at all the scheduled hour the various sports. CALGARY VISITORS IRON SPRINGS (HNS) Mr. and Mrs. Suey Furukaw were Calgary visitors last week. i's recent meeting, and went to defeat on a three to ur vote. Mr. Milliken expressed "ex- eme dissalisfaclion" with the Deration of the town's public orks departmeni, noting also onfusior. on Ihe matter of standing committees and among public works em- loyees. "The town is loo big to be perated without one man in barge of outside he aid, adding that he was most unhappy with the situation and I wanl the public lo know Uush, Ruby Lyons (now Mrs. Fred Jasman of eased the winking Harry Strom of Edmonton. Lawrence jjTin was awarded the endur- ance record for having taught at the school for five years, but he tables were turned as he was reprimanded in return by a former Grade 1 dimpled dar- iing, who was now larger than je. The school building itself is one of the few in Alberta which slill slands on its original posi- tion. The school and its land is owned by families in Hie com- munity, not by any school dis- trict so it remains untouched. The barn which was built side it in 1913, is gone. One person remembered by many was Anna Statema who first attended the school for six years and then taught for three. "It was strange to go to school with students when they were in Grade 1 and 2 and then teach them in Grade 8, remin- isced Miss Statema of Burdett. "You may never want to go through it all agpin, but those memories are so nice to think said a tearful school- mate waving fond adieu. The happy day finally came to an end with homemade ice cream by John Johnson of Burdett and promises of another get-togeth- GAS STOVE J4" Range, rich walnut woodgrain back- guard with incandescent lamp. Big simmer top burners oven timer. Recesed non-drip cook lop. Minute minder. GAS It anTsafe'r! WITH TRADE NO PHONE ORDERS ONE PER FAMILY PLEASE Dy jonn joimsun UL DUIUCTI. f Burdett w th Ted tmard or LOKewoou, ,pend, t.m. re.iniscing with post schoolmo.es during a.school reun.on held n ten" ________ recently in Burdett.________ _ Mrs, Porter heads Lady Lions Cl'OWSliest Pass Bureau Taber has been without _ public works superintendent ince the resignation April 30th if Bent N. Madsen. Regarding the hiring of a re placement for Mr. Madsen Mayor Arthur H. Avery said le felt the matter should be eft until after the October elec ions, and that in his opinion a one man head in the deparl ment would not be a cure-al Mr. Milliken told the counc: thai he has no complaint abou the men, bul there is a break down of communication be- Iween council and Ihe publi work crews. Mayor Avery sai an attempt is being made t solve the problem by having town secretary treasurer T. M. Anton- issue all orders to crews in writing. The question of long coffee breaks, and the use of town ve- hicles by employees taking their coffee breaks up town, was raised by councillor Wayne Gough. Council agreed to aavise foremen thai fulure coffee breaks are lo be laken on the job. TABER Mrs. Nor- rna Porter is the new president of the Taber Lady Lions Club, laving been installed recently jy a past-president of the club, Urs. Irene Jensen. Mrs. Jensen presented the past president pin to Mrs. Pat ;ampbell who, in turn, gave the president pin to Mrs. Por- ter. Other officers installed are Mrs. Floria Dressier and Mrs. Hazel Reti as first and second vice presidents, Mrs. Betty Corn-ad as secrclary, and Mrs. B e r I h a Anderson treasurer. Mrs. Campbell remains on the executive body as past presi- dent. One year board members are Mrs. Elaine Neisner and Mrs. Margaret Lindquist. Two year board members are Mrs. lone Winkler and Mrs. Vi Charlton. Committees appointed for the ensuing year arc: public- y Mrs. Male Kenney, membership Mrs. Jean Mc- Ubben, raffle Mrs. Marion Kemper, visiltng Mrs. Beula Cerkhoff, and program Mrs. Dlive Johnson, Mrs. Fay loane and Mrs. Susan Peters. Reports given at the meet- ng, preceding a pot luck sup- covered a successful rum- mage sale, provision of dishes for the community centre, and serving refreshments for the mers' convention. MEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmor. Phon. 562-J149 Rocky Rockabar wins Herb's Western Wear Champion High Point Cowboy Trophy at the Raymond Stampede These Arc COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area PINCHER CREEK MRS. EDWARD LUNN (Special Correspondent) Box 213 ClARESHOLM PAIR ANDERSEN ....................P 248 CQUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKE General Delivery MASINASIN MRS. FRANCIS MUELLER P.O. Box 329, Milk Rlv.r COALDALE "-T.. MRS. PETER TYMBURSKI..................Box 1005 Conlatl these people for your District Newl or Clcmifiod Advertising. Crops good ETZIKOM (HNS) Approxi- mately five to six inches of rain fell in the area during the month of June. Strong, hot winds soon dried the soil, but a imely rainfall remedied the situation somewhat and delay- ed spraying ft> the point where crops were too well advanced [o spray and some aerial spraying was done. Weeds in crops arc not presenting too much of a problem at this time. Winter wheat anrl heading out: wheat and barley are in iJie shot blade stage, fta is well advanced and starling lo bloom, mustard is in full btoom and rape fields look good. Summerfallowing gu.ie over for the second time, was halted last week when about an Inch of rain fell in the area. Pastures and grazing land nro in good condition and cnt- Uo are in good shape. Herb Shectov proudly presents Rock Rockabar with the fourth of the Annual Champion High Point Cowboy Trophies to bo awarded. He quah- fied to win. by coming first in both Ihe Bull R.d.ng and Saddle Bronc events occumulating tha most points ond money ot the Raymond held on July 1st. BE SURE TO ATTEND THESE COMING RODEOS CARDSTON RODEO July 9lh ond I Oth FORT MACUOD "MIDNIGHT DAYS" JULY 10th or-d lllh WHOOP-UP DAYS IN IETHBRIDGE JULY 19-24 GAS STOVE Removable Oven Door Eltctric Kitchen Clock Electric Minute Minder Big Simmer Burners Automatic Oven Ignition large Oven Window Silicon Rubber Oven Door Casks! Oven Light Wired for Rotisserie Deep Smokeless Broiler Pan 30" wide, High, 25" Deep WITH TRADE iVESTERN WEIR 308 Slh ST. S. PHONE 328-4726 Id Smith Mitkvlin Cenrorf PUttell 'Gerard Plettell 336 13lh SI. N. LETHBRIDGE rhon. 328-6964 COALDALE 345-3272 ;