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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ------------------------HOLIDAY IN SUROPE Toke advantage of the Special Youth Fares now In effect Only return Only return For Travel between June 20lh and July 25th add on For information -and reservations contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184____________ The Lethbttdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, July 12, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 20 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Ava., M.M. Drive 5. Phone 328-8161 "The Pioneer and leading Retail Shop in Lelhbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Two davs of friendship and fun IVudeau smile and vigor covers south T vrair Children the Ian- supper and watched as a na- demonstration of rescue nx By JOAN BOWMAN Staff Writer BLAIRMORE About persons ate, kidded and jostled their way through a three-hour visit Sunday by Prime Minister Trudeau, the first prime minis- ter ever to tour this mining town of warmest, and by far the lar- very warm atmosphere I found I _r ,..._._ nnnnlu nllf ihlC nfter- supper and watched as a na- tional champion mine rescue team went through some of its prize-winning paces. Each step of the way around the Isabelle Sellon School grounds was marked by friend- ly crowds who, at times came near to completely engulfing him. Visitors strained to shake his hand. Those who lost out look- ed up their more successful friends in order to "touch a hand that had touched The Hand." A 17 year old girl told him she was his fourth cousin. Leah Trudeau said she had not met the prime minister be- fore, but was related through predecessors who had come west several generations ago. Mr. Trudeau and his party of eight arrived on an Armed Forces Voyageur helicopter from Waterton at 2 p.m., right on schedule. Among his party were Federal Agriculture Min- ister Bud Olson, MP for Medi- cine Hat, and Allan Sulatycky, 33 year old Liberal MP for Rocky Mountain. Rocky Moun- tain is the home riding of the Pass and one of four federa' Liberal ridings in Alberta. The prime minister was con- veyed to the school ground on the Barb Wire Johnnies' two- car motorized and at ter a round of handshaking watched the Coleman Collieries No. 1 mine rescue team give a demonstration of rescue opera- tions. The six man team won the national rescue championships n 1968 and 1971. A one hour baseball game between Mr. Trudeau's party and Pass officials, and a wom- en's team, named on the spot as the Blairmore Ladies, saw the resident team go down to a 9-4 defeat. Although cheered on by the spectators, the 2Vz inninf game was not noticeably o! World Series calibre. Mr. Tru- deau, a so so pi'.cher for one inning, hit pop flies and was out both times at bat. Shortstop George Wait, Blairmore mayor did a few pinwheels on one knee as the tried to pick up grounders. Umpire Charle Drain, Social Credit MLA fo Pincher Creek Crowsnest, bla tantly broke the rules. And Mr Olson, resplendent in white rur ners and a cap purchased Sal urday at Waterton, tripped a lo at third base can't bem down as easily as I used to." Supper was served in th school gym as part of th Crowsnest Pass Ethnic Foo Fair. Mr. Trudeau left by he icopter for Calgary at 5 p.m. The organ i z i n g committe presented the prime minister with a wood sculpture of a coa miner by Donald Shannon r Blairmore and an oil paintin of Crowsnest Mountain by Mr John Owen of Coleman. 45-minute stop at Lethbridge About Lethbridge resi- ents got the first look at Primp. Minister Trudeau they have lad in two years Saturday ;hen he made a 45 minute topover at Kenyon Field. Mr. Trudeau. who was last in the city in 1969 to visit Vhoop Up Days, made a com- plete circuit around the fence it the airport, shaking hands, kibbitzing and answering ques- ions about his wife, Margaret, who was visiting her family in Vancouver. Skies were clear during the tour, a sharp contrast to the rain which deluged the Prime minister and his party earlier Saturday in Medicine Hat. Seven city officials greeted him, among them Alderman Vera Ferguson who congratu- lated him on his "beautiful wife." After Aid. Ferguson remark- ed she had been married for 28 years, Mr. Trudeau said with true Gallic flair, "I'll be happy if she (Mrs. Trudeau looks as good as you after 28 years." The Lethbridge visit oc- curred as the prime minister transferred from jet to helicop ter for tours of Standoff, Wa terton town site and Blairmore Sunday. The crowd applauded Mr Trudeau when he arrived foi his unofficial non politica PM cuts Kainai ribbon at plant opening MINGLING WITH YOUTH Prime Minister Trudeau, in a brief stop at Lethbridge airport Saturday during his weekend tour of southern Alberta, moves through a crowd of happy young people, smiling and shaking hands. Photo by Bryan Wilson Some Lethbridge residents were gathered at the air- port to great the prime minister. Seen behind Mr. Trudeau is Lethbridge Mayor Andy Anderson. Blend of cultures scene on reserve STANDOFF It took only a moment Saturday to officially open what some people have spent a lifetime to see happen. In cloudy, windy weather and before a crowd of some 2.000 onlookers, Prime Minister Tru- deau cut the ribbon and Kainai Industries on the Blood Indian Reserve was declared an offi- cial reality. Joining the prime minister in tiie opening ceremony were Blood Head Chief Jim Shot Both Sides, Alberta Premier Harry Strom and Daniel Fitz- Gerald, chairman of The Wickes Corporation. Jean Chretien, minister of In- dian affairs was also supposed to attend but he was stranded in Toronto, "the victim of in- different air service." Federal Agriculture Minister Bud Olson, several provincial cabinet ministers and Indian Association of Alberta Presi- dent Harold Cardinal who told the prime minister on his arri- val "I thought I'd come anc meet you here" were among many celebrites in view. In a short speech prior to the ribbon cutting, Mr. Trudeau de- scribed the Blood tribe as "a people who have always taken of ceremonial dances in-1 procession paced by the throb luding a war dance and beat of an Indian wa hicken dance. I drum, he walked to his hel Then a p.m., in a final copter, lifted off and was gone Waterton Lakes was a rest stop By ROB TURNER Staff Writer scene here Saturday was like a page out of a Canadian cultural history book. There were Indian chiefs in buckskin and feathers, Hutter- ite children in traditional dress and several Mounties in their traditional scarlet tunics. City residents who usually travel right through the re- serve and American tourists who accidentally happened upon the event were also there, about altogether. And they had all come to sec HIM! One aspect of his charisma seemed faded from three years ago when Prime Minister Tru- deau was running for election to Ihis nation's highest public of- Now and again a middle-age lady or a sweet young thing would ask for, and receive, the now traditional kiss. Young teenage girls would ask him to autograph one of their arms or hands and then run away giggling, swearing they wouldn't wash it for a month at least. To two young girls in their parents' camper stopped on the highway allow the crowd to cross, "he flashed a "peace' sign. The prime minister display- ed no of wit as he walkei the half mile from Kainai In dustries Ltd. to the camp- grounds where special Ir Days weie held for him. After a tour of the Superette a fooci store owned by the Bloo.m. Saturday tourists and ocal residents who had gath- ered to shake his hand, seek us autograph, or merely catch a glimpse of him. Before leaving for the church Mr. Trudeau stopped in the ho- tel lobby to chat with the peo- >le, including several small jhildren. His surprise visit to the church caught nearly everyone unaware, and he slipped in to attend mass accompanied only )y security guards. It was not until after the service that a small crowd, mostly other members of the congregation, gathered outside the church to greet him. Following the service, the prime minister was taken on an unannounced tour of Water- ton, stopping briefly at Cam- eron Falls. No one in town was aware who was in the ear, anc the streets were virtually emp- ty. Mr. Trudeau spent the resl of Saturday night and much of Sunday morning in his room, turning down an invitation to i reception in dowtown Water- ton Saturday night. A disap pointed crowd waited outside the lodge where the reception was being held, unaware thai ths prime minister had decid ed not to attend. A meeting of Alberta Libera organizers at the Prince n' Wales about Sundaj morning was attended by Mr Trudeau, who had remained in his roon? until thai timo. Among those attending wer Agriculture Minister Bud 01 son, Calgary MP Pat Mahoncy provincial Liberal leader Bob lusseVj, and most of the pres ents of the 19 federal const ency Liberal associations Uberta. They refused to comment pecific details discussed at tl necting, although one consti jency president said "orgai zation and policy questions were on the agenda. He d nied election plans were dis cussed, and said the prim minister had given no indie ion of an election date. Mr. Trudeau left Watert o hortly after the meeting en ed at p.m. In the wii and the rain, the crowd wa ng at the hotel walked wi lim to the helicopter, movir in to shake his hand and a few words. RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 it, accompanied by Federal ;ricullure Minister Bud 01- i, seven Ottawa workers and Dress party of 26. ilembcrs of the crowd com- ented on his "long, gray hair" d one youngster wore a Fud- Duddie sweatshirt. A number of those in owd spoke with the prime mister in French. One worn- More photos of Trudeau on page 13 n, who had to shake his hand ir'ough the wire fence, told j. Trudeau "my husband said could shake your hand." "He wouldn't be a Conserva- ve, would Mr. Trudeau ired back. Alltough Lethbridge, which as voted in a Conservative MP ince 1958, gave the prime min- ister a warm and non parti- an welcome, not everyone un- erstood what was happening. Among the youngsters who ollowed him closely at the air ort, was one who asked a riend, "Is he a said the friend. "He's he president." Fire safety inspection continues The Lethbridge fire depart- ment inspected 395 homes in the Lakevicw area in a total seven days in June as part its continuing fire prevention pro- gram. Of the 703 homes approach- ed, entry was refused the fire- fighters at 57 and there was no one home at 250. The most frequently en- countered violations of good safety practices were related to furnace and electrical ap- pliance maintenance, gasoline storage and burning barrels. Home inspections will con- tinue through the summer, weather permitting. The area east of 13th St. and south of Henderson Lake will be cover- ed next. Persons wishing to have their homes inspected for fire hazards may call the fire de- partment anytime at 327-3340. The of Le'-hbrid spends a month for bac ground music at city hall. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 STUDENT OPERATIONS For the Best and Cheapest YARD MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING PAINTING WINDOW WASHING You Name It We Do It FOR FREE ESTIMATES CALL 327-5205 E DIFFERENCE EXHAUSTION OR STROKE? HAIG ClINIC BIDG. 601 6th AVE. S. ROD IS AT DRAFFIN'S DOWNTOWN 327-3364 ;