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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta District The Lethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION July 1974 Pages 13-24 The great Whoop-Up bonanza caper By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer It was a simple assignment. Just find out what a couple of youngsters intent on enjoy- ing Kiddies' Day at the fair would do if they suddenly en- countered a small bonanza. Herald staffer Ric Swihart was dispatched ahead of us to chose some likely looking young fairgoers. He would award them the Herald prize of the playing at undercover and Herald photographer Rick would follow and try and record what happened. Ric made the contact successfully He stopped and made the to Marika 1002 20th and her 10-year-old sister Lucy What would they do Take five rides on the Blow the wad trying to out- guess' Oscar the Maybe buy a couple of con- temporary T-shirts with pletive emblazoned across the front9 Once they were the girls made haste all right To their parents to tell them of their good fortune. Then they returned to the midway and the Ring 1 and win stand. A few minutes later and it looked like they'd parleyed part of their into four bottles of soda pop Marika and Lucy took the pop back to their parents and then toured the fun house and the spook castle they attempted to get on a few rides but apparently gave up because of the long line-ups. We shadowed them for about an hour and suddenly it appeared we'd blown our cover The girls stopped at a food stand. For about 10 minutes straight they went back and forth from one food stand to about 30 feet away. Then they vanished. ''They must have known they were being Rick commented. great CIA team we're not For another hour we pound- ed the hot fairground pave- ment in search of the two girls In time all the youthful faces began to look the same see two blonde heads in the crowd you think might be the ones You bust youi way through soda cotton only to find they're not the right said Rick. I agreed and we abandoned the assignment. Later Wednesday afternoon Ric passed on the address and names of the two girls and we gave them a telephone call. we didn't know we were being said Marika. Then she told us they'd given the cash to their parents right off the bat because they didn't want to lose it. The family had been at the fairgrounds since 11 a.m. Wednesday When the girls disappeared about 3 p.m. it was because they had left for home. Marika said she and her sister were surprised when they were given the going to put my share with some other money I sav- ed and go said Marika. Lucy said she was going to put her share in the bank. So much for a story of at the fair. p.m. Swihart contacts Lucy and Marika. p.m. parents hear of girls' good luck. p.m. winners at the Ring 1 and Win. p.m. emerging from the spook house. p.m. line up at the food stand. Whooping it up can be inexpensive By KATHIE MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer Even though prices at Whoop-Up Days generally have increasprl you can still go to the fair and take in numerous demonstrations and activities and it won't cost you a cent. If you've got a lot of time to the exhibition pavilion offers a couple of hours of splendid sight- seeing. The highlight of this year's fair is the RCMP centennial. Numerous including the musical crime air patrol and radar are set with RCMP personnel available for further ex- planations For the hobby village offers displays and demonstrations for almost every kind of craft im- agin'able. A live collection of tropical and common fish is a centre of with instructions on how to begin this hobby. Throughout the booths displaying such items as antique furihture and velvet are set up with attendants for infor- mation. One of particular interest is the Lethbridge Play-goers. Every half hour during the local actors come on the scene with short skits. If you want to try your luck at join the Sportsman fishing derby. All you do is fish for metallic fish If you get one marked a par- ticular number of you win For the the magic entertains throughout the afternoon. With Pabo are Wendy's Puppets. For people looking for a rest the coffee house in the Youtharama Building provides a cool place for refreshment. While you can view enjoy free live entertainment or just prop up ce- ment weary feet. Youtharama is also designed to show young people what activities are available for them Booths and displays are set including cross stereo photos. Women's Gotschna's Ski House and the Friendship Centre If you're interested in the Atomic Energy van in the midway can show you a lot of in- teresting molecules. Encased in is a model of an atom A special map shows certain energy deposits throughout Canada A replica of the first telephone used in Alberta can be seen in the ACT also located at the far end of the midway Included are replicas of the magneto wall set made in the first switchboard used in Calgary and the 1876 Bell's centennial model. The Kiddies' Zoo. located in the Whoop-Up gives children a chance to meet farm animals from baby chicks to donkeys Adjacent to the adults can view purebred cattle brought to in- dividual pens for displav by cattle breed associations. Agriculturalists can view 57 types and varieties of agricultural products Corn shows test results of growth due to varying fer- application and wedding rates. If you re not surs ot the different types of weeds crowding out your the Lethbridge Research Station has also set up 28 different types for viewing The horse races in the afternoon are free But beware for those with less than iron the price of escape could be the shirt off your back Aid for outpatients awaits province OK A proposal for a day therapy program for people with mental problems in Lethbridge has been approved by Alberta Mental Health Services and now only awaits approval by the Alberta Hospital Services Commission Charles Hellon. director of mental health said Tuesday the program has been approved by his office and he expects to be approved by AHSC. which will allocate the operating funds The will cost an estimated and will be administered oy the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Board. LMH Andy said the program will provide a more com- plete service for people in the city than is now available. professional care at the hospitals in the city is limited to the in- patient unit at he said. The unofficial approval of this program follows an announcement last week by Health Minister Neil Crawford that the Canadian Mental Health Association would be given to operate a 'Tesocialization for former mental patients here Dr. Hellon said in the telephone interview that the two programs will have to work closely together if people are to be referred to the proper program Much of the burden to help co-ordinate the two projects will rest on Gary the regional director of mental health services in the he said The two programs will differ in that the day therapy which will operate in the St. Michael's Hospital office will be medically oriented and the CMHA program will be community oriented. The day therapy program would be based on helping people who are in hospital but re- quire a supplement to existing treatment- those discharged from hospital but who re- quire follow-up and those needing care as an alternate hospital treatment Dr. Hellon said it would be likely that a person leaving the day therapy program would enter the CMHA which is based on living skills and the re-establishing of former mental patients into the com- munity. Mr. Andreachuck said the day therapy program would include group and oc- cupational therapy as well as recreational programs. The program will have seven staff members and mental health services in the city will be providing about three more peo- ple to help in the project. Hospital staff will also be able to help in the program as well as the in-patient unit at LMH. integrating the inpat'ent and day unit we strengthen the inpatient unit in space and programs and eliminate competition for staff since they rotate through both provide for easier admission and continuity of care for the the hospitals proposal reads. Dr Hellon added the proposal could be approved by the of which he is a by July 25 Hot corn or take your choice at the 'Ex By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge Whoop-Up Days will likely never win a con- tract to hold a dieters conven- tion and the reason is obvious one can literally eat his way through the entire Ex- hibition Grounds The army of local conces- sion workers is kept doubly busy this year because the travelling midway show has brought only eight con- cessions and none of them are the sit-down variety Mrs Bernard wife of the midway said the midway-owned con- cessions include four popcorn two selling ice cream on a stick and a hot dog stand. After the onus for providing food is left to private enterprise from Lethbridge. a major food con- cession operator from the United the Exhibition local church groups and a scattering of operators who have rented space on the grounds. The long noted for their hot dogs and corn on the have managed to hold prices almost in line with 1973. About the only item to increase was which jumped 10 cents a cob Joan Pierce of the Salvation Army said all the church groups got together this year to set prices for their food. The exhibition association has four food outlets on the grounds two in the Exhibi- tion Pavilion and two in the grandstand. Everett food concession manager for the is in charge of the only truly sit-down restaurant on the grounds. It is called fMlAtApin OFlsl io stn Building five-foot hogie master builder Don Jarvis with masterpiece the mezzanine floor of the pavilion It was opened just prior to the fair. Roast milk pies and chocolate cake and cream are included on the menu. Gamblers in the casino are being served by the Epicure Delicatessen And besides the traditional of patrons can eat piping hot ravioli. The Torpedo leads all sandwiches in popularity with roast corned beef and ham on rye a close second Prices for the food at the fair are the same as prices charged at both Lethbridge stores owned by Frank Conrad. Possibly the most unique Hogie Hut. Three locations in and around the Youth-a-rama building feature The Hogie and submarine sandwiches as long as you want Brought to Lethbridge by Don Jarvis and his the submarine sandwiches are drawing the most attraction. They range in size from hot dog length to five feet. Although the five-foot model costs almost it will feed 24 people and comes with a bread board and a bread knife. The main customer for this sandwich has been the beer garden. Glen Austin of has eight con- cessions on the grounds. He is selling hot dogs on a fish and chips and foot-long hot Arcade contraption changed by inflation The rising cost of living has struck a traditional summer fair item the nickle diggers Nickle diggers deposit five cents and turn the crank to manipulate the glass-encased steamshovel used to offer the skillful a chance to turn a nickle into a silver dollar For the midway game could prove addictive and five cents at a their purses were drained of resources for a ferns wheel ride a hot a cool drink at times even bus fare home But inflation has changed all that at the Thomas Shows midway this year The price is 10 cents a play or three for a quarter And there are no silver dollars perched tantalizmgly on top of the heap Just the usual midway baubles Dime It just doesn't have the same ring Airplanes scan for black bear Fish and wildlife officials have taken to the air as their hunt for the black bear that attacked two youths last weekend near a park west of Pincher entered its fourth day. After two days of hunting and attempting to trap the the officials combed the Beauvais Lake Provincial Park area by aircraft late Wednesday and again this morning for another hour and a half They haven't been able to spot the bear. Jim Beauvais Lake wildlife said today the hunt likely settle down for a while and wait for the bear to return to the area. Two barrel-type bear traps have been set in and near the park and park officials are constantly checking the park area One of the 16-year- old Cam Spruce is still in good condi- tion in Pincher Creek Hospital alter receiving almost 180 stitches in his back and legs The other youth. 17-year-old Lee of Red was released from the hospital earlier this week Man injured A fire at Grover's Gas and Oil 334 4th St S Wednesday hospitalized one man and caused about damage Mike Hrysak. a tenant in the was treated for burns and released He told them an explosion occurred Lethbridge fire department officials believe an over heated vent in a hot water heater was the cause of the fire Guide to Whoop-Up special attractions THURSDAY the magic clown in Pavilion in the Independent Midway. 4 Puppets in Pavilion. 6 Puppets in Independent Midway. the magic clown in Pavilion 7 Whoop-Up Pavilion. Puppets on grassed area Whoop-Up Pavilion. Can dancers in Pavilion 8 Whoop-Up Pavilion 8 in Independent Midway Whoop-Up Pavilion. Independent Midway. 9 Can dancers in Pavilion. the magic clown in Pavilion. FRIDAY 12 Puppets in Pavilion 12 Village potters' day the magic clown in Independent Midway. 2 Puppets in Independent Midway. the magic clown in Pavilion in the Independent Midway. 4 Puppets in Pavilion. 6 Puppets in Independent Midway. the magic clown in Pavilion. 7 Whoop-Up Pavilion. Puppets on grassed area. Whoop-Up Pavilion. Can dancers in Pavilion. 8 potters' day. 8 Whoop-Up Pavilion. 8 in Independent Midway. Whoop-Up Pavilion. Independent Midway. 9 Can dancers in Pavilion. the magic clown in Pavilion. I I ;