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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, July 15, 197! Whoop-Up track-S races a day They're off! Horses run here next week Cowboys and Indians, stagecoaches and chuckwagons, bulls and steers, horses and calves but race horses? The annual Lethbridge and District Exhibition, Whoop-Up Days, took on a new look last year and it will take on a repeat look this time around as thoroughbred horse racing returns for its second year. Exhibition officials, early in 1970, decided to take a whirl at staging horse racing and pari - mutuel betting during Whoop - Up Days and the initial effort proved to be a solid success worth repeating. Such was the success of the Whoop - Up Days meet the | exhibition people found themselves in control of the annual fall race meet that for 10 years had been the responsibility of the Western Canada Racing Association. "We took a gamble staging horse racing during the exhibition," said Dick Gray, president of the exhibition board at the conclusion of last year's first meet, "but it paid off for us. I think the people enjoyed it and we hope they'll be back as we will." Gray continued to say "all of us on the exhibition board learned something new in this our first attempt at it and it can all be applied to the 1971 meet." Eight races a day will highlight the Whoop - Up Days meet with post time daily at two o'clock. The meet, as was last year, h again sponsored by the Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board and the Rocky Mountain Racing Association. Horses for the six-day meet are expected from various parts of Montana, Idaho and western Canada. Financially the meet was also a success as more than $30,000 a day went through the wickets for a six - day total of $188,635. The top day of the meet was the final Saturday when $48,608 was wagered. It is expected that, as was the case last year, a feature race will be staged each day of the meet. Last year five feature races were staged, one each day except Wednesday. Feature races last year included the High Society Handicap, Kainai Warriors Handicap, Youth Fair Board Handicap, Coaldale Handicap, and the Whoop - Up Days Claim i n g Stakes. Even the jockeys for the coming .neet will have a solid objective after 1970's event. Jockey Gerry Kipling made the first' Whoop - Up Downs Race Meet a big one for himself as he averaged three winners a day for a meet total of 18. Kipling rode four winners on two separate outings to set another precedent for future riders. According to one racing official the horses should start arriving near the end of this week for next Monday's opening race. The Lethbridge Herald, with the co - operation of the exhibition board, will run race selections the day prior to each racing day. Remember, they're off and running Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Know the score-enjoy it more To give racing fans a greater understanding of the sport of horse racing The Herald is running a series of articles, starting today, on the history and present state of thoroughbred horse racing. The term Thoroughbred is applied specifically to the running race horse. To be eligible for registry in the stud book of the' country where he is born, a Thoroughbred must be traceable to one of three foundation sires. Some 80 per cent of all today's Thoroughbreds are traceable to Eclipse, foaled in 1764. Among Thoroughbreds, a horse is a male animal five years old or more. Through his fourth year he is called a colt. Appaloosa and Palomino share day at horse show By RIC SWfflART Staff Writer George Brown of Fort Macleod with his Palomino Flashy Reed and Bill Stronski of Turin with his Appaloosa Zip's Crop Top played runaway with the rest of the field at the Lethbridge Exhibition Light Horse Snow Wednesday. Performing in ideal conditions before a crowd of 200, 185 entries in Arabian, Palomino, Pinto and Appaloosa bfeeds were put through their paces. Mr. Brown won the high point award, winning first place in Palomino performance class and the halter class for mares and geldings and third place in the best colored Palomino category. Bill Stronski horses placed first in the fillies (two and three yeras), mares (four years and older), stallion (two and three years), stallion (four years and older), and junior and senior western pleasure. Connie and Debbie Stronski were riders for several of the wins. There are about 1,000 enries for the four-day show which ends Friday. Officials of the show, including Tony Perlich, director-in-charge, Dick Gray, former director, Walter Hyssop, ring master", and Judge Thane Lancaster, agreed this show is one of the finest ever produced here. Mr. Lancaster, from Filey, Idaho, said the quality of horses has increased 200 per cent since his first show in Canada five years ago. "I've looked at quarter horses here that are good enough to show anywhere in the continent," he said. He described the Appaloosa stallion owned by Bill Stronski as the finest animal of the class ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 he has ever judged, in Canada or the United States. Mr. Lancaster said he expects the trend of improved horses will continue. Air. Hyssop said in all the years he has been at this type of show he had never seen a better one. "All aspects of the show have improved. "There are more young people competing and this is where the future of the horse show rests." Mr. Gray said the quality of the horse and the showmanship of the participants along with the upgrading of equipment and dress is due to the strong competition. "We started bringing in good judges a few years ago and the participants found out they had to improve their showing in order to take home any of the silver," he said. "We used to have 70 entries and run the show in two days and now we have trouble running the show in four days." Mr. Perlich said the trend has been for more urban residents to take up the sport. "This has added to the competition and the sport." Twenty four classes will be judged today at the outdoor arena at the exhibition grounds. The public is invited to watch the events. There is bleacher room available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No admission is charged. Planner post being considered A Provincial Planning Board decision on whether Lethbridge will have a full-time planner may be known Tuesday. Erwin Adderley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, met Wednesday with the finance committee of the provincial board and the committee is to present the plan to the board Friday. The female is a filly until the age of five, when she becomes a mare; if she becomes a mother, she is termed a broodmare. A Thoroughbred becomes eligible to race when he is a two-year - old. The most common color of Thoroughbreds is bay, with chestnut second and browns third. The color black is rare among thoroughbreds, and white is even rarer. To those unfamiliar with Thoroughbred racing, one race might appear much the same as another. But there are various conditions limiting certain types of horses to certain races. For instance, a maiden race is a race for horses that have never won. In a handicap race, each horse is evaluated accord- ing to his potential; similar to this is the allowance race, in which the handicap is determined by the amount of money and-or the number of races won by the horse. A futurity is an event for two-year-olds. With the exception of a few special races, entries are usually made the morning of the day prior to the face. Each morning after all entries are made there is a draw for post position. Thoroughbreds generally fall into two classes - the distance and sprint horses. The distance horse runs a mile or more, while the sprinter does better over about six furlongs (three-quarters of a mile). On the whole, younger horses run short races, while older ones tend to be better ait distance running. Folk concert Sunday at 7 starts youth action at fair An open - air folk concert at the east end of Henderson Lake Friday at 7 p.m. will mark an early start for the youth activities during the Lethbridge and District Exhibition, being held in Lethbridge, Monday to Saturday. Supplying the musical vibrations for the free evening's concert will be Country Comfort, Point of Interest, Barabagangle Endeavor, Tim Shay and Glen Marshall. Doug Hudson of the Youth Exhibition Board has extended an open invitation to a!! youth to attend. Special activities planned by the Youth Exhibition Board include a youth creation spectacular, which is a contest for seamstresses to exhibit sewing and designing abilities for prize money. It will be staged at the CFCN mobile unit cn location in color, right opposite the Youth-a-rama building, Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. A coffee house will be open daily in the mezzanine of the Exhibition Pavilion from noon, with entertainment every night from 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night will feature The Feeling (for-merly The Happy Feeling) from Calgary, while other nights include The Horse, Ma-gellin and others. A wild swinging fashion show will be staged in the coffee house Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.:n. with mod get-ups by Statutory Grape. BEST PALOMINO - George Brown and his mount Flashy Reed display some of the moves which won him the High Point Award during the second day of the Lethbridge Exhibition Light Horse Show. He took first place in the Palomino performance class and the halter class for mares and geldings and third in the best color class. In all he copped four trophies. He has been showing horses in lethbridge since 1954. Results of Wednesday's judging ARABIAN: Purebred stallion (three years and over) -RIckochet. Joe Pa-van, Lethbridge; Rahjee, Joe Asuchak, Glenwood. Purebred mare (three year and over) - Raoeend, Or. and Mrs. E. slack Redd Iff; Scharlsl, Mary and John Faber, Coaldale; Erkas-Shaklra, Darrel Stone, Cranbrook. Purebred gelding (three years and over) - Tan Hussar Can, MarlVs Reynar, Brooks; Tanafaha, Donna Pa-van, Lethbridge; Sahib Khala, L. Hill, Lethbridge. Partbred mare (three years and over) - Sahib's Misty Frangrance, L. Hill, Lethbridge; Razzle Dazzle, E. R. Halmrast, Milk River; Shatan's Centennial Miss, Csrolynne McKenzle, Lt/nbrldge. Partbred gelding (three years and over) - Ma' Tuk, Darrel Stone, Cranbrook; Zaruk, Dr. and Mrs. E. Slack, Redd If/; Sage's Lad, Pat Anderson, Plncher Creek. Western pleasure - Ma'Tuk Darrel Stone, Cranbrook; Zaruk, Dr. and Mrs. E. Slack, Redcliff; Shatan's Centennial, Csrolynne McKenzle, Lethbridge. English pleasure - Trotter, Diana Lanier, Lethbridge; Cinder Rabess, Lorraine Hill, Lethbridge; Tan Hussar - Can, Marlys Reynar, Brooks. Reining - Ma'Tuk, Darrel Stone, Cranbrook; Lor-Nor Tabetha, Harold Winters, Milk River; Rah[ee, Joe Asuchak, Glenwood. Trail1 horse - Ma'Tuk, Darrel Stone, Cranbrook; Rahiee, Joe Asuchak, Glenwood; Tanfaha, Donna Pavan, Lethbridge. PALOMINO: Filly or gelding (twc years and over) - Flashy Reed, George Brown, Fort Macleod; Gold-N-Velvet, Mrs. C W. Marsh, Fort Shoplifting A 17-year-old Lethbridge youth was given a six-montb suspended sentence when he pleaded guilty to shoplifting. Court was told the young man had been seen taking a package of chrome lug-nuts from Simpsons - Sears. Court was also told the youth had never before* been in any trouble. In setting sentence Judge L. W. Hudson asked the youth how he could jeopardize his entire future by stealing a $4.45 package of lug nuts. The youth was finger - printed and photographed and the record of his conviction will remain on his record for five years. Defensive Driving-not just 6 you at the wheel By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Editor Oct. 1 has been set as a tentative date for a defensive driving course at the Lethbridge Community College. The driving course is instituted by the Canadian Safety Council and the LCC program is in co-operation with the Alberta Safety Council. Exactly what is meant by defensive driving? Defensive driving is not only being aware of the driving patterns of the motorist in the next lane, but of how his driving will affect your driving. Roger Jobson, president of the Alberta Safety Council and an instructor in the DD program said emotion is one of the biggest problems a driver has to face while on the road. GRAND OPENING MONDAY to SUNDAY, JULY 12-18 SPECIALS Carton Coke, Fanta Orange 68 � Plus Deposit Silverwood Ice Cream-Cones 2 for ISt - Pints 2 for 496 Bread - Fresh Colonial - 5 loaves for SI.OO Sherbos' - Oh My Pizza 12" - SI.29 Nalley's Tri Pak - 2 for 89C Cigarettes and Tobacco - St off pkg. Canada Dry Gts. 3 for 796 Plus Deposit GREEN'S POP SHOP 544 - 13 St. North Lethbridge Phone 328-6177 A fight with the wife, or husband; mealtime, quitting time, frustration and anger at another driver are all dangerous factors when a driver' gets behind the wheel. Mr. Jobson said the defensive driving course is not for the beginner driver, it is not designed to teach people how to drive. "The people who come to our DD course know how to drive, we make them aware of how they are driving. A person's attitude behind the wheel affects how he handles it." The course is an attitude changer. It also changes a driver's bad habits. Mr. Jobson said that although an operator's manual is available, many drivers have never read it. How does DD affect insurance? How does completion of a defensive driving course affect a motorist's insurance? Two representatives of the Lethbridge and District Insurance Agents Association; its chairman Ed Hembroff and vice - chairman Stan Coxson, said recently they were behind the defensive driving program "100 per cent." Mr. Hembroff noted the provincial motor vehicles branch was allowing deletion of two demerit points from a driver's driving record on proof that he had taken a defensive driving course. A defensive driving course can also help a motorist financially. At present a few insurance companies give credit to a defensive driving graduate in the form of a reduction in surcharges. "There are one or two insur- SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS SI 10 and up Installed Phone 328-2176 ance companies," said Mr. Hembroff, "and we hope to have more, who give a 10 per cent leeway on surcharges that apply to defensive driving graduates." He said his organization had given financial and moral support to defensive driving courses in the past and would continue to do so. He noted that at present a scheme had been presented to the attorney-general's department whereby sentences of people who are having driving problems would be withheld, "on the understanding that the sentence would be based on their taking a driver training course and reporting back before anything is charged against them." He described the reaction to DD courses in British Columbia as "fantastic. The attorney-general's department and the superintendents of the agencies are behind it a hundred per cent." Mr. Hembroff said he wished more insurance agents would take the time to explain, particularly to a young driver, how important his insurance record j Is, both from a financial and preventive view. B.C.'s demerit system is based on 10 points compared with Alberta's 15. At six points, a B.C. motorist is notified by letter that something is the matter with his driving and it is recommended that he take a defensive driving course. At nine points he is notified he should attend a defensive driving course or turn in his licence. This method, said Mr. Lawrence, encouraged about 11,000 people to take defensive driving courses in B.C. Mr. Coxson said one insurance company now recommends to its problem drivers that they take a defensive driving course or face cancelled insurance. Another company he said is giving underage drivers another year's experience on completion of the DD course. A beginning driver, for instance, would start off as a one-year driver which could amount to a 15 per cent reduction in costs. The 24th Chapter of Mathew What It Says You ore invited to attend a series of bible studies that will deal with the Bible and what it says. <$ Are you tired of denominational creeds? # Are you tired of doctrines of men? let's put away the Creed Books of Man and go back to the Bible. FREE TO ALL 7:30 EACH FRIDAY - CIVIC CENTRE PHONE 328-5781 ROOM 4 Ed Hembroff, chairman, Leah-bridge and District Insurance Agents Association, said younger drivers often go by the motto "rather a dead hero than a live coward." It was noted, too, that the course provides an exchange of dialogue between groups of drivers who may have built-in prejudices about each other, such as the auto driver and the motorcyclist. Defensive driving courses are open to anyone with an operator's license. Everyday hazards faced in traffic are taken in the course and examined and a defensive action is set up. The course consists of eight hours of training, one night a week for four weeks. Macleod; Trlgador, Valerie Home, Lethbridge. Best colored - Golden Pendent, Leath Younker, Lethbridge; Frosty Reed, Darleen Boles,' Calgary; Flashy Reed, George Brown, Fort Macleod. Open performance class (J5 per cent color, 25 per cent conformation and 50 per cent performance and manners) - Flashy Re*d, George Brown, Fart AAaclecd; Golden Pendent, Leath Younker, Lethbridge; Trlgador, Valerie Home, Lethbridge. Halter class (mares and gelding two years and over) - Candy Cane, Rox-anne Degensteln, Fort Macleod; Candy, Harold Winters, Milk �ver; Golden Laddie, Ray Lyckman, Lethbridge. PINTO: Open performance - S'ormy Dee, Russell Davidson Family, Innlsfall; Pepe, Dixie Gray - Tracy Erlckson, Lethbridge; Patch, Dixie Gray, Lethbridge. Indian costume class - Pepe, Dixit Grav-Tracy Erlckson, Lethbridge; Patch, Dixie Gray, Lethbridge; Cheata, Cindy Young, Lethbridge. Registered Thorouqhbred halter - Lustrous Soar Sharon GIbb, Lett* bridge; Red Dash, Leath Younker, Lethbrldae; Yukon Queen, Lethbridge Community Colleae Equlestrlan Team. APPALOOSA: Fillies (two and three years) - Boss Bonnie, BUI Stronski, Turin; Shadow's Fllcka, Lumley Family, Colahurst. Mares I four years and over) - Lady Bartender, BUI Stronski, Turin; Eagle's First Call, Bill Stronski; Blackcloud's Rain, Lumley Family, Coahurst. Stallion (two and three years) - El Caballo Grande, Bill Stronski, Turin; Wlgam's Storm Cloud, Cor Ment, Coal-hurst. Stallion (four years and over) - Zip's Top Crop, Bill Stronski, Turin; Kal-O-Da Slim, Jerry Lawlor, Stirling. Gelding (any age) - Diamond Bar J, Lloyd Jensen, Calgary; Wlgam's Sonny, Cor Ment, Coalhurst; Handy Pepper, Lumley Family, Coa|h"rrt. Junior western pleasure - Eagle'* First Call, Bill Stronski, Turin; Lady Bartender, Bill Stronski; Rebels Rambler, Mildred Jean Byam, Lethbrldrw. Senior western pleasure - Zln's Top Crop, Bill Stronski, Turin; Diamond Bar J, Lloyd Jensen, Calgary; Kal-O-Da Slim, Jerry Lawlor, Stirling. SIGNAL MAINTENANCE Maintenance work on traffic signals costs the city $6,000 a year. The work includes monthly synchronization checks. Do your fence in on* cost with MOORWOOD HEAVY BONDED STAIN Special Per Gal. 8.95 FREDDIE'S PAINT (WESTERN) LTD. 816 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5540 NOTICE TO NON-RATEPAYER RESIDENTS TAKE NOTICE THAT persons resident in the City of lethbridge who are not registered property owners but who are Canadian Citizens or British Subjects of the full age of eighteen years and who will hove resided in the City of lethbridge or any area annexed to the City for a period of twelve months which will immediately precede the 15th day of October 1971, may make application at the Assessment Department in the City Hall, lethbridge to have their names placed on the list of Electors during the period from the 1st day of January to the 22nd day of September 1971 during normal working hours of each day except Saturday, Sunday and any Public Holiday. ARTHUR L. LARSON, REGISTRAR ANNUAL JULY CLEARANCE SALE m" , foil (INTERIORS) LTD. LAMPS TABLES PAINTINGS 20% OH ALL FURNITURE  Living Room Furniture  Dining Room Furniture  Bedroom Furniture  Kitchen Furniture SAVINGS UP TO . . 25% Ends Saturday, July 31st ALL GIFTWARE Many unusual and different items. CLEARING AT ................ 10% OFF A SELECTION OF OCCASIONAL CHAIRS Vz , Vx OFF DRAPERY MATERIALS Free estimates on _ ft custom made drapes IU /O Oil (INTERIORS) LTD. 912 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5777 OPEN THURSDAYS UNTIL 9 P.M. "Where Fine Furniture Costs Less Than You Expect" Convenient Term* can be Arranged ;