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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday July 12, 1975 NOTICE! TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS MARQUIS PASTRY SHOP (Marquis Hotel Bldg.) will be closed for renovations and staff holidays July 17th to August 7th RI.OPENING FOR BUSINESS AUGUST 8th AS USUAl regret any inconvenience Ihis may cause our many valued customers. GRAND CHAMPION STEER Shainne Chrislensen, 15, a member of Ihe Magrath 4-H Beef Club, copped the Grand Champion award at the 1972 annual Lethbridge and District 4-H Show Tuesday. Her Charolais-Hereford cross topped Ihe 375 animals entered .from 14 clubs in southern Alberta. Her steer weighed in at pounds and was also one of the group of four steers from Ma- grath which topped that category. -Bill Groenen Photo City hall full of paintings City hall's walls have been hung with part of the E. F. Hagell collection of humorous western illustrations. Each of the 20 pen-and-ink drawings tells a story of Can- ada's western heritage. One shows an under-sized youngster riding a bucking pig, or a youngster riding an oversized pig. Another has two would-be cowboys riding a cow, one fac- ing its tail and with a magpie in his slingshot's sights. The 66-drawing collection was purchased by the city when Mayor Frank Sherring was in office and has been displayed at the Alexander Gait Museum. Much of the collecton is still at the museum. Fort Whoop-Up is a busy place With' Whoop-Up Dnys so close, it's natural to wonder what activities arc taking place at Port Whoop-Up. Tour hostesses and hosts arc expect- ing more people to tour the tort during Whoop-Up Days. The tour guides aren't sure how many to expect because they haven't been at. Fort W h o o p-U p during stampede days before. This is the first year Ihe Kinsmen have cm- ployed guides for lours of the fort. Norine Nason, one of the guides, said she feels tourists should be accompanied through the fort by a guide because College jornalism course still on The second-year journalism class at the Lethbridge Com- munity College will likely be scattered throughout southern Alberta this fall. It is expected that the total- ly revamped course will see the students working in newspaper offices rather than the class' room. Newspaper publishers in the area have seemed receptive to the idea, said Dr. C. D. Stew- art, president of LCC. But there may be one catch for the approximately 15 stu- dents involved they may not get paid for the work they do. "This matter hasn't been fi- said Dr. Stewart. "It would depend a lot on what they are doing." He said this program has been employed in training ra- dio arts students, and they are not paid because it is regarded as part of their studies. many nf the displays in I h c fort aren't entirely written up. She said most people are likely to have several questions about the dates and people relevant to the fort. She enjoys being a tour guide at the fort: "It's interesting. You get to meet really nice people from all over the place and they talk a lot about them- selves and where they arc from." Norine said the tour guides for the fort were picked on per- sonality, their liking for people and their background in so- ciology. The fort has had visitors from the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Germany and Aus- tralia. Most of iis Canadian visitors are from British Columbia, Al- berta, Saskatchewan and On- tario. A FLAG OF ITS OWN Contrary to popular belief the lur traders of Fort Wlioop- Up did not fly the stars and stripes. Careful investigation hy a researcher showed the fort had a distinct flag of Us own. The double H in the Whoop-Up flag is thought to have been symbolic for Hcaly and Hamilton, found- ers of the in your own home please phone your near- tit Jordan! Store. He will assist you in choosing the right carpel, colcur end tex- ture and give you on estimate All with- out obligation. INSTALLED BROADLOOM SALE Three "Fashion Leader Carpets" (T.M.) made exclusively for Jordans by Burlington. Now for two weeks only complete- ly installed at these low, low prices. ONE PRICE INCLUDES: 1. "Fashion Leader Carpet" (T.M.) 2. Luxurious Rubber Cushion 3. Jordans Skilled Craftsmen "CENTURY SALE Installed with ruhhnr cushion Q.99 yd. As illuitralotl gracefully flowing iciilplurrxl pallorn In eight beauliful ihadoi. WHEN YOU DEAL WITH JORDANS YOU DEAL WITH SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUSTI Your osMmincn of satisfaction Is Jordnnv43-year rcpula- Hon for qualify and volun, sorvico ond integrity. "BOLD VENTURE" SALE ,99 yd. Extremely hard wonting, closely woven, mulrj-color patterns in two level loop pile. A beautiful array cf 12 newest ihadcs. Installed with rubber cushion, 11 "ESCAPADE" ,99 >q. yd. Jordan' top toller low level multi-color thog lightly twiilod heat ,el nylon gargeoui color telaction 17 In all. SALE Installed with rubber cushion..... 14 Jordans located Downtown at 315 6th St. S. Phone 327-1103 Out of town roildnnli may phone colloctl We hove Carpets for Everyonel Uie Jordani Convenient Budget Plans No Down Payment Tlie lour guides believe some people in Lethbridge and area are neglecting Ihe fort just be- cause they thought (hey had al- ready heen there and thus it has nothing new to olfor. The Kinsmen make improve- ments on the fort every year. For example this year more artifacts were added, including an old grain wagon, different kinds of tools and a slide show featuring the fort and the role of the North West Mounted Po- lice. It's shown to visitors at the end of the fort tour. The fort, which was a 000 Centennial project of the Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge is an authentic reconstruction of the notorious Fort Whoop-Up. The walls of the replica dif- 'er from the original walls of the fort by only six inches. The flag which flies above Ihe fort is a registered trade mark of the city of Lethbridge, and histori- cally authentic. Frak Smith, executive vice- president of the Travel and Convention Association of Souhtern Alberta said it was beh'sved at one time that the flag which flew over the fort was the stars and stripes. Then Alex Johnston, past president of the Alberta Historic Society looked at the flag closely and found the flag had a design of its own. The flag was then registered under the Symbols and Trade- Marks Act hy the city. Many visitors to the fort Lave commented that the fort walls arc so low the Indians would have climbed right over them. The original fort was just as low. The height of the fort is not related to its defence. The men kept a look-out for In- dians by the use of two bas- tions from which they could see all the wal.f. Some rooms in the fort are furnished as they were original- ly, while others contain dis- plays related to the fort's his- tory. The fort Includes a Wlrh- en, a blacksmith shop, a grind- stone, a trading room, and two separate dwellings that could house 30 to 40 men. Rod Dralfin, co-chairman nt the Fort Whoop-Up committee, said the Kinsmen Club has many plans for expanding the fort. "We have 22 acres of land available and we're only using half of it at the moment." A sscond circular track will be added to the battery-run mine train, extending the train ride further into Indian Battle Park. Since June 5, more than people have visited the fort, which is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This summer is expected to he the most suc- cessful season of the fort's five- year history. Train is fun By BERN1CE HEHLE Herald Staff Writer No story could be complete without mentioning a train or a train ride. As I first boarded the train, originally used in the coal mines nearby, I steeled my- self to resist all those feelings that accompany rides of any sort pleasure, happiness and gaiety because of course ev- eryone knows only kids get ex- cited about train rides. Or at least this is what I thought. I'm too old for train rides, they're for children. But as my friend and I climbed in, our conductor assured us that many grown-ups take rides on the train. As I sat in the car I smiled I was just like everyone else dying to go for a ride on the train, but afraid to admit it. It's fun to hear people make excuses about rides they take at fairs: The mother with hsr little girl says, "I have to take Sally, she's so small and she is afraid to go by herself." The teen-age boy and his friend, have a secret deal, one of them says, "He, wants to go so I guess I'll have to go too." Two young women use this excuse: "We may as well go I don't really want to but there is nothing else to do right now." The train began to move. I began to relax and soon I felt myself getting and ex- cited. I laughed like a child. It was great to be free and crazily happy. When we came to the dark model mine, the train seemed to slow down and we were en- veloped in the darkness. For a minute, it was scarey. My friend said, "Where are the She was right the coal was there, the atmosphere was perfect, but there were no miners. We felt that llfe-sizo imitations of miners would be a definite attraction that could bfl added to the mine. As I looked at the hills during the remainder of the ride, I though of the Indians who were supposed to have lurked there. Somehow, my friend and I couldn't visualize Indians with war paint and tomahawks. As the train stopped, I auto- matically resumed my mask of being "a grown-up." I can't help thinking that some activities regarded a.1 "for the children" should be termed "for adults too" like train rides. FACTORY CLEARANCE 19-95 2-95 I.95 DRAPERY SETS FOR Campers and Trailer! From ASSORTED CUSHIONS and MATTRESSES for Campers and Trailers........From TV CUSHIONS................. From DUCAN INDUSTRIES LTD. 443A 10th Street North, Lethbridge 328-7765 Phone 327-8331 Thursday and Friday 12 Neon to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. RILEY McCORMICK SOUTHERN ALBERTA'S LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE WESTERN WEAR CENTRE Clearing A Selection Of LADIES' WESTERN SHIRTS by MIUER and KARMAN Especially priced far Whoop-Up Days M at only t BOYS' PERMA-PRESS JEANS 2-49 In allotted colon. Sizei 5 to 18. Clearing at Drop in and See ui (or oil your Western wear needi BOOTS, HATS, SHIRTS, TIES, BELTS and BUCKLES and, of course, we carry (ho largeit itock of LEVIS in Southern Alberta. RILEY McCORMICK SOUTH ALBERTA'S PIONEER WESTERN STORE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Phone 321-5644 UTltLIIMCO lltl tvtrythlng for the Weilern Rider and hit hone. ;