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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE UIHBRID6E HERALD Tuesday, July 13, 197! Defensive driving course scheduled for fall By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Pago Editor A tentative date of Oct. 1 has wen set by officials of the Safety Council and the jethbridge Community College or the introduction of a defen-ive driving course in the city. The announcement came at a >ress conference Monday by Keith Robin, director of continuing education at the LCC, Rojer Jobson, ASC president' taul Lawrence, ASC general manager. The com'se is to be conducted through the auspices of the college with a driving program instituted by the Canadian Safe-tv driving courses have been carried on in Alberta for the past five years with approximately graduates during that period. The time lapse until the start of the course is necessary in order to recruit and train the necessary personnel to conduct the course. Persons in teacmng aeiensive Um mg are required to attend a training course taught by the Alberta Safety Council. Mr. Robin said that classes of 25 persons could be accommodated by October and the number of classes would depend on the community need and availability of teachers. Chuckwagons and all Rodeo action for Whoop-Up Days I News, one of the Kesler string. Out of his herd of 250 buck- ing horses and 50 bulls, Kesler has some of the better known in the business. He By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff The excitement and thrills of the violent world of rodeo __ _______ be featured Thursday, Friday j fcatures great animals like Hat and Saturday evenings during the 75th edition of the Leth- bridge and District Whoop-Up Days, July 19-24. Many of rodeo's top hands, including Tom Bews, Harold Mandeville. Arnold Ha-raga, Jimmy Gladstone, Rocky Rock- abar and Malcolm Jones, have won money at Whoop-Up Days and should once again be in the thick of the race for top honors at this years rodeo. The prime ingredient for am successful rodeo is the bucking stock. Whoop-Up Days will be featuring some of the best bucking stock available in the rodeo business, with the pres- ence of Reg Kesler Rodeo Ltd. Now in his 22nd year of rodeo stock contacting, Reg Kesler was also a top competitor, win- ning the Canadian all around championship in 1948, 1951 and 1955. The Kesler rodeo headquar- ters in Canada is at Rosemary, Alta., while he operates his American branch out of Mis- soula, Montana. Owner of one of the finest bucking strings in North Amer- ica, Kesler sent more stock to the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in 1969 than any other stock contractor. The Na- tional Finals Rodeo compares to the world scries of baseball where only the best compete- both cowboys and bucking stock. Last season the Bucking Horse of the Year in the rodeo world was a horse called Rodeo Rack, Captain Kid, Moonshine, That's All, Ivory Lightning and Son Adventure. The names of these animals. The Kesler stock worked 80 quicken the pulse_ of every rodeo performances last_ sea- avid rodeo fan and contestant. They are number one. Assisted by son Greg, a three- time Canadian wild horse race champion, Reg provides one of the smoothest running shows available. son in Canada and the United States. They receive the best of care, both at home and on the road. After all, they are a valu- able product. The horses "work" an aver- age of five-10 minutes a season and live as long and as well as any other horse. Some broncs are still tossing riders at the ripe old age of 20 while the average age is between 12-15 years. Over 100 steers and 120 calves are also part of the Kesler herd, along with parade and pickup horses. The animals are trucked in comfort in six large livestock vans, from one rodeo to another. Two other people associated with the Kesler rodeo produc- tions in southern Alberta are Bill Holt and Karl Doering. Holt will handle the announc- ing chores for the 10th time at Whoop-Up Days festivities while Doering is one of the better rodeo clowns in the business. Holt, who hails from Lolo, Montana, is an extremely know- ledgeable announcer and sup- plies the fan with one of the most complete and informative programs in rodeo. He is a rancher in Montana and runs the only herd of Texas Long Horn cattle in that state. He is also an accomplished horseman, being a past mem- ber of the U.S. Marine eques- trian team. Karl Doering, of Rosebud, Final approval for the safety council pi'ogram will be sought from the board of governors of the LCC at its meeting Friday. Defensive driving has now been recognized in Alberta suf- ficiently by the department of highways a driver's de- merit points may now be re- duced by two points on the completion of a defensive driv- ing course. In former years the courses have been carried out in Al- berta communities by service clubs, Junior Chamber of Com- merce and local safety coun- cils. Mr. Lawi'ence said perman- ent loraJions are now being sought in Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Grande Prairie colleges as well as the three agricultural schools at Olds, Fail-view and Hinton. He said there are severa1 persons in the city at present qualified to instruct defensive driving. The program originated with the National Safety Council in Chicago and is now owned am copyrighted by the Canada >'afety Council from where it las spread to other countries and has been translated into a number of languages. The program has been main :ained and standard i z c d hroughout Canada by the CSC through ils provincial bodies, j In the first six months of this year alone persons have graduated from defensive driv- ing courses in Alberta with of these from Edmonton! alone. Mi'. Lawrence said bus ami truck fleets use the course ex tensively with their drivers "We don't know of any company who has failed to reduce its ac- cident rate after giving thci drivers the ASC course. "The city of Edmonton has about employees taking the course. They reduced their accident occurrence to 19 per million miles from 29 per mil lion. "They reduced maintenance costs appreciably and com- plaints as well." "The thing works and it's the first thing that has worked." Groups hold meeting 011 mens' halfway house Bill HOLT rodeo announcer Angus breeders tour south Thirty American and up to 60 Canadian Aberdeen Angus cat- tle growers will tour Southern Alberta today through Thurs- Kitchen burned out The kitchen in the basement suit of Mrs. Helen Boyle, 1411 6th Ave. A. N. was completely destroyed in a morning fire apparently resulted from a faulty flex-pipe gas stove con- Fire Inspector Doug Kom- etz said the stove had been moved to allow painters access to the wall behind. When the stove was returnee to its place the flex-pipe was broken, attempts to light a stove burner ignited the leak- ing gas. No one was injured. Bikes stolen City police report three 10 speed bicycles were stolen overnight. Maurice M. Marshall of 211: 20th Ave. S. reported the thef of three 10-speed bicycles from next to his home morning. early thL ay, visiting 12 ranches, a feed- operation and the Leth- jridge Research Station. Sposnored by the Southern Alberta Angus Club and the American Angus Journal the our left Calgary this morning or stops at Highland Stock J'arms in Calgary, Oldtown Stock Farms in Okatoks, Willa- )ar Angus Ranch and Willabend Angus Ranch in Claresholm and Shelco Angus Ranch (Ca- naian division near Stavely. Wednesday the tour visists 7aUey Feeders Ud. of Leth- bridge, and Glynn Mart Farms and Southolin Farms of Coal- dale. In the afternoon, the group will tour the research station. Thursday the group will have breakfast at the Fort Macleod Auction Market before touring Trowbridge Angus Farms. G. M. H. Bluebird Ranch and Hilltop Angus Ranch of Pin- cher Creek and the Glenburn Rauch Ltd. of Pincher Station complete the tour. The group will spend the nighl in Waterton Lakes Nationa Park before returning to Cal gary. Interested people in the soutl who wish to join the tour arc welcome if they make arrange- ments for their own accommo- SAVE 577 On Carrier's Already Low Price COSMOPOLITAN ROOM AIR CONDITIONER BTU'S. Reg. Season Special AVAILABLE AT FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION 2214 43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 SHEET METAL 1709 2 Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 tion and transportation. There will be a banquet at e El Rancho Motor Hotel ednesday evening. imds for riendship xrganization Lethbridge's Native Friend- lip Society of Southern Alber- is to be one of six friend- hip centres in Alberta to re- vive a cheque for irough government grant. The total of is made wssible to the centres from he provincial government on cost sharing basis with the ederal government which hares 50 per cent of the gross grants. Other centres receiving grants are the Napi Friendship ;entre in Pine her Creek, Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, and the Sagitawa friendship Society in Peace River. The Calgary Native Friend- ship Society and the Canadian Native Friendship Centre in 3dmonton are to receive cheques totalling The la- est grants are final payment on a total sum of to the cen'Tes who previously re- ceived Announcement of the grants was made in Edmonton by Ray Speaker, minister of health and social development. Mr. Speak- er said in a press release "My department recognizes the val- uable work done by Alberta's friendship centres, and we are doing everything possible to support their work." In making the announcement, Mr. Speaker emphasized the importance of community sup- port for an effective friendship program. Rose Yellow Feet, director of the Lethbridge centre was un- available for comment on the grant. Oregon, has been in the clown- ing business for 15 years and has also competed in the bare- back and bull riding events. Doering's sidekick for Whoop- Up Days will be Mickey Bag- nell, a young bull fighter fol- lowing in his father's footsteps. The mad-cap team of Doering and Bagnell are real crowd- pleasers, fefturing msny acts, including Doering's "bucking Ford." When the bulls are turned loose, however, they get down to serious business, often risk- ing injury attempting to save a downed rider from the wrath of a rampaging bull. Another feature Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings will be the always exciting ehuckwagon races. The first organized wagon races were held at the world famous Calgary Stampede and are now part of every major rodeo throughout North Amer- Excitement reigns supreme when the wagons, with canvas flapping, drivers screaming at their straining horses, and out- riders all thunder onto the track at the same instant. There are few sports that pro- vide the excietment and danger of rodeo. Whoop-Up Days rodeo action is among the best, and it gets under way each of the three evenings at 7 p.m. at the A perpetual viscious circle was at least bent Monday eve- ning as representatives of sev- eral city groups met to dis- cuss a perm a n e n t halfway house and hostel in Lethbridge for men. The hostel would "serve any man in need of a room and a and the extension ser- vice the halfway house- would provide counselling ser- vices, job and medical referral services and related measures to assist men in need. It was pointed out at the meeting, held in the Lethbridge Provincial Jail, that there is otherwise a viscious circle es- tablisted in which the transient finds himself broke and may get into trouble, or the person in trouble and in jail is re- leased only to get into trou- ble again and jailed. If in either instance the men could spend a few days in a hostel or halfway house until they were prepared to com- pletely fend for themselves, the circle would broken anc they would be more likely to succeed. Groups involved would prob- ably include Alcoholics Anony- mous, the John Howard Soci- ty, the Alberta department of health and social development, the attorney general's depart- ment and the Lethbridge Pro- vincial Jail, the Lethbridge Family Service, the southern Alberta Mental Health Plan- ning Council, and the City of Lethbridge all of which were represented at the meeting. Others could be the Salva- tion Army, the Canadian Men- tal Health Association and any city group or service club in- terested. There is a good chance that 75 per cent of the operating costs and 95 per cent of the equipment costs would be paid by the provincial government. Further action will be taken in the next few days, including proposals for a building to house the centre and a com- mittee to initiate planning. UNITED NATIONS BOUND Patricia Goslin, 14, of Claresholm is on the 18th bus tour to the United Nations in New York City. Sponsored by the Oddfellows and Reb- eka lodges, the tour originated in Seattle. Rowland Snow- den, representing the lethbridge branch of the Oddfellows Lodge, gives Patricia a royal send-off. The tour will cross Canada to Montreal picking op students who won trip by compering in speech contests run in each community by the sponsoring lodges. In Lethbridge overnight during the weekend, the members on the tour were hosted with food and lodging by members of the Oddfellows and Rebeka lodges of Lethbridge. _____ These INTERESTED DOWKTOWN BUSINESS FIRMS Invite You To Get Into the TRUE Spirit of Whoop-Up Days By Attending our Giant MB mm mm -mr mm BREAKFAST '71 Lethbridge Kxhibition grounds. Time trials Practice time trials (or every- one interested in 10-speed bi- cycle racing will be held every Wednesday evening from now to the end of the summer. The 10-speed racing enthusi- asts will meet at the Family Y at p.m. for the sessions, organized by Greg West. Tho practice time trials will be a preparation for a series of Lethbridge 10-spccd bicycle races now being planned for August and September. Distiller's option extended City council Monday ap- proved without discussion a rec- ommendation from the land sales committee that the Inter- national Distillers Canada Ud. option on74arenisehtindus- option on 47 acres in the indus- trial park be extended to Oc- tober 15. The option originally was to expire April 15, mi this was ex- tended in April to July 15 as the firm was still negotiating with the federal government on an incentives grant for a distillery planned for the site. No comment was made con- cerning the "current state these negotiations or ttie likeli- hood at this time that the dis- tillcty project will proceed. Also approved was a land sales recommendation that the Lctnbridge branch of the M borta Motor Association be of- fered the Oliver property al 608 5th Ave. S. for Tho site has been proposed as Hie location for a new AMA building in the city. MONDAY, JULY 19th A.M. TO A.M Bring the Entire Family Downtown to watch the Parade and Breakfast Too! COFFEE HOTCAKES BACON LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WHEN? Monday, July 19th 7 to 9 a.m. Downtown on 7th Street South between 1st and WntKt; 3rd Avenue. (Opposite Gait Breakfast is sponsored by the following interested Downtown lethbridge Business Firms expressing thanks to public for their support over the years: Our way of EATON'S SEEMAN'S JEWELLERY JOHN BLACK'S MEN'S SHOP MACKENZIES JEWELLERY MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP MARSHALL WELLS MARG INGLE'S PRIMROSE SHOP HERB'S WESTERN WEAR McQUIRES MEN'S WEAR BAIRD'S LEATHER GOODS CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA WOOLWORTHS BENEFIT SHOES COSMOTIOUE STERLING SHOES GREEN'S SHOES ROYAL BANK OF CANADA CANADA SAFEWAY BANK OF MONTREAL FLEMING MOTORS CLASSIC COIFFURES LaKAYS LADIES WEAR FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP CAMM'S SHOES STAN'S MEN'S WEAR LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD DOHERTY ROADHOUSE AND McCUAIG l-MART KRESGE'S MARQUIS COFFEE SHOP P. LAWSON TRAVEL JUNIORS FAY'S APPAREL KITSONS PHARMACY HURON AND ERIE-CANADA TRUST HOYT HARDWARE CANADIAN FURRIERS BENY'S TREASURY BRANCH TORONTO DOMINION BANK TOWN CHEF MARQUIS HOTEL GENTLEMEN III BAKERS APPLIANCES FRANK WALKER MEN'S CLOTHES CAPITOL FURNITURE LTD. BERT AND MAC'S HARMONY HOUSE SOUTHERN STATIONERS MAXINE'S LADIES' WEAR DRAFFIN'S DOWNTOWN DRUG STORE STOKES DRUG STORE ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS IMPERIAL MOTORS ;