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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD July 19T4 Chinook article attracted interest Mama bear faces traps as air search halts An intensive search by small aircraft for the bear that mauled two youths on a park nature trail west of Pincher Creek July 14 was called off Thursday. The four-day hunt will con- tinue today on the ground as armed wildlife officers and baited traps await the return of the mother bear to the Beauvais Lake Provincial Park west of Pincher where the mauling took place. Frank Lethbridge office supervisor of the Alberta Lands and Forests said Thursday the search by small SPECIAL Mayfair Wear Ever 7-PIECE COOKWARE SETS Consisting of 1 and 2 quart 5 quart Dutch open fry pan. Finish won't chip or fade. Colors Spanish Gold of Avacado. Regular 49.95 OQ88 SPECIALfcO Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN aircraft was discontinued because of the density of the foliage on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The search by air will only Mr. Sommerville if wildlife officers are able to obtain the services of a helicopter. many of the helicopters in the province are now involved fighting forest fires and are un- available for the search. One of the two youths maul- ed by the Cam of Spruce is now in satisfactory in Pincher Creek Hospital. Lee of Red was released from the hospital earlier this week. Teachers attend session The University of Lethbridge faculty of in cooperation with the Alberta Department of Culture. Youth and Recrea- tion is conducting a seminar for 83 elementary and junior high school music teachers from around the province. The seminar runs July is to encourage teachers to learn by active participation. Teachers will take a student singing in a choir and playing musical instruments. Mr. Erickson said the pur- pose of the seminar is to give teachers a refresher course and an introduction to new teaching ideas and methods. PUMPS 1CKERS VANE PUMPS PrMiurci lo 2500 pii Spttdt le 3400 rpm of modcli combination Flowi to 146 gpm Available at OLIVER Industrial Supply Ltd. 236 36 St. North Phona 327-1571 IMarMt VOU. Historic way station may be restored as museum By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer A part of Southern Alberta's reported last month in The Chinook to be dying a slow and painful may yet be revived. Discussions are under way for possible restoration pi the old stopover house located on the Oldman River just above its confluence with the Belly River. The 88-year-old ranch house By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Rodeo is one of a limited number of sports where peo- ple can see world champions at many shows. One of the world champion cowboys competing at the Whoop-Up Days rodeo is Mel originally of but now making his home in Alberta. Mel won the world saddle bronc championship in the same year he won the Canadian title. That was the first time anyone had won a world and Canadian title at the same time. He also holds another Cana- dian record being the youngest man to ever win the saddle bronc crown at the age of 18. That happened in 1967. Only 25 years this five foot 140 pound rider has already won over in rodeo arenas. His first pro rodeo was in 1966 at B.C. and it has been a steady climb to the top ever since. Introduced to rodeo through his Mel credits his Keith a former Canadian all-around with helping him develop. MEL HYLAND Mttlwnlc CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. PHONE 327-2122 INSURANCE HOME FARM WaCanSavaYou SSMonaySS atEUatOONI 70S Jrd. AM. i. PIMM 127-2713 At nine Mel was riding steers in the Calgary Stampede and later progress- ed and the amateur bronc riding. haven't really done anything at Calgary since my amateur Mel said. never missed a Calgary show since I was nine but I. haven't had much luck lately. I guess I try too hard up Mel's biggest thrill in rodeo other than his 1972 world championship was a 13.4 se- cond run in the calf roping at Rocky Mountain House earlier this good for fourth spot. was the first time I'd ever finished in the money in roping. It payed for fourth spot. I photostated the cheque and I'll keep it Bronc both saddle and came relative- ly easy to having learned the trade at a very young age. has been a different story. He finds his lack of size works against him and he credits his late start at it as one of the main reasons for his lack of success. Mel is a song guitar player and singer in his spare time. He wrote a song about one of his most unfavorite Rodeo News. Mel has tried Reg Kesler's Rodeo News eight times but has only lasted the distance on three occasions. When he is astride a saddle bronc Mel is master of all he surveys. He proved his skills last night at Whoop-Up Days when he marked a very high 80 points to take the early lead in the bronc riding. always try to make the best ride even if I've drawn a horse that isn't very good. I am conscious of the bronc's turning and but I don't watch him. I ride more by its quicker. You always move quicker that way than by watching and and then relaying the message to the Currently sitting in fifth place in the race for the 1974 world's saddle bronc cham- Mel has earned over so far this year. His 80 point ride at Whoop-Up Days should help him add to that figure. was visited by two Edmonton representatives of heritage resources division of the provincial cultural youth and recreation department. Dean heritage sites and Rino architectural technologist for cultural youth and recreation in came to Lethbridge after receiving a copy of the article from the CYR regional representative in Lethbridge. Morley Roelofs told The Herald he sent the article to Edmonton after reading it I thought something should be Mr. a nephew of Karl Roelofs who owns the land where the old ranch house is said he had always been aware of the site. been with CYR about three months and it wasn't un- til I read the story that I realized the historical significance of the ranch he said. He said Thursday morning he and his uncle met with the two Edmonton men and later toured the site and discussed possible ways of restoring the ranch house and other buildings there. of the things discuss- ed were complete acquisition of the site by the provincial and building an access road to the site for PHIL ILLINGSWORTH photos Dunk tank target is a loser Helen Morley set her teeth in braced herself on the way down.and held her head high as she splashed down. She was the victim of the Lethbridge Amateur Swimming Club booth at the Whoop-Up midway. Hyland among champs here City Scene Rape case court date set A 28 year-old Fort Macleod man charged with the rape of an 84-year-old woman will appear in provincial court in Fort Macleod July 26. Donald Blundon has been remanded several times while un- dergoing psychiatric examinations but will appear in Fort Macleod court a week from today- Mr. Blundon has been charged with the rape of Angeline a long-time resident of Brocket. Mrs. Provost died June 29. She was being treated in hospital for injuries she received during an assault in a Fort Macleod home June RCMP said. Mrs. Provost was staying with relatives in Fort Macleod at the time of the incident. Man injured in accident A 19-year-old Lethbridge man received superficial injuries today after his car struck a light standard at South Parkside Drive and Henderson Blvd. A car driven by Timothy 113117 A St. hit the standard and knocked it over. There was damage. Mr. Gore-Hickman's injuries did not require hospital treatment. Yeggs take chains Roy 614 4th St. reported to Lethbridge police Wednesday that thieves took three three chain tighteners and three tires from the back of two trucks parked at his residence Tuesday night. The missing property is valued at Ron Suite No. 15 Mountain View reported to police Wednesday that sometime in the last week thieves entered his home and took in two bath and 10 pounds of sugar. There was no sign of forced entry. Hugo Van 1004 14th St. S. reported to police Wednes- day that in the last few days a green and yellow tent valued at was taken from his garage. Owner hopes for business Today's the day Leo Van Breda has been waiting for. Today the traffic should roll once again into his Riverside Gas and Oil on 4th St. S. At least that's what city officials told Leo earlier this week. A traffic detour set up July 2 by the city was to have lasted couple of says the 23-year-old Turbo station operator. But a couple of days became a couple of weeks as contractors failed to complete construction on the new river crossing approach at the corner of 4th St. S. and 6th Ave. After two weeks of slumping Leo appealed to Aid. Vera Ferguson for help. City works officials then assured Leo the detour which pushed Scenic Drive traffic away from his usually-busy pumps would be lifted today. AKROYD'S AND OAIFITTINO IrMUHMtOM MI-SIM PINNIR'S PLUMBING Specializing in service Water Healers and Basement Plumbing. 1208. 2nd Ava.S. Phona 997.1191 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE M7-IMS E. f. FOX. C.D.M. FOX LETHIMNE DENTAL LAB 904 MEDICAL DENTAL ILDO. tourists along with renovation of the Mr. Roelofs said. He said the possibility of moving the buildings to another site was also dis- but thing is to have it at the original site. location is important to a lot of people claim- ed Mr. Roelofs. The stopover house was built in 1886 and was at one time a comfortable resting place for weary travellers making their way from Lethbridge to Fort Macleod. The old house saw its hey- day in the 10 years before Lethbridge and Fort Macleod were linked by railroad in and was run by W. H. his brother Harry and Richard T. Urch. Mr. Roelofs said there is also talk of a trail system in the province for rides and perhaps there could be a trail to the old stopover house. this is very preliminary at this time but it is being looked he said. He said the plan now is to gather more information on the site. Mr. Clark and Mr. Basso are in Edmonton doing preliminary study- ing photographs taken during the visit as well as taking further studies on finances. Mr. Roelofs said it may be about a month before any further steps are taken. He asked if anyone has original photos of the old building to contact him at the Lethbridge office of the cultural youth and recreation department. County plans Coalhurst water Coalhurst sewage and water systems came a step closer Thursday as Lethbridge County council gave first reading to two proposed by-laws which would allow the county to borrow money for the project. Estimated cost of the project will be for the water supply system and for the sanitary sewage dis- posal system. But the total borrowed would be The rest would come from' mobile home park the federal and provincial governments and winter works benefits. County manager Bob Grant said the by-laws would have to be submitted to the Local Authorities Board to ensure that they are within the county's borrowing capacity. After second reading would be followed by advertisement and third reading or a plebiscite if the electors demand it. On another utilities council filed a letter from the City of Lethbridge confirming the county's July 4 take-over of the 43rd Street water sales station. The from city engineering director Randy Holfeld. said delivery of the new coin-operated water meter had been delayed by a strike at the factory. It would be turned over when it was received. Coun. John Murray said later in the meeting the residents of Rollag subdivision were and wanted a summer water supply. Mr. Grant said he had not received a reply to his letter ask- ing the city if Rollag could be connected to the end of the water line at the LDS church. Coun. Jim Nicol said there would be no end in sight if water were supplied to though hamlets were a different matter. Council also gave its approval to two proposed rural natural gas franchise areas extending into the county. They were a Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. Ltd. franchise near Vaux- hall and a franchise for the Triple W Gas intended to serve the Wilson and Wrentham areas. County building plans to be made Lethbridge County Coun- cil gave permission Thursday for drawing up detailed specifications for its new building across from city hall. Architect George Watson told council the original cost estimate was already inflated by four to five per cent because of rising prices. He said it was particularly impor- tant to get competitive bids on the heating and cooling system. The outside sketch dis- played by Mr. Watson bore a family resemblance to the Lethbridge Public also designed by his firm. The brick- finished structure will have no load-bearing walls he said. Partitioning will allow office sizes to be arranged as needed. The building will be at 9th St. and 4th Ave. next to St. Patrick's Church and across from city hall. The Oldman River Regional Planning Commission will be on the se- cond floor. NEW 1974 VW USED CARS 1973 VW CAMPER Automatic transmission and 6000 miles left on new car warranty. REDUCED S1800 1971 COUGAR XR7 Nice clean unit 1969 PLYMOUTH A1 At RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 3rd Mid 14lti St. PHARMACY FACTS from O. C. STUBBS Just the other day we had one of those days when seemed to happen at One of those times when we regret some of our friends and customers had to wait a few min- utes longer than usua for their prescriptions You it's easy enough to tell you that in order to serve you correctly we have to be careful to give that same amount of service to those who are ahead of you. the problem from our side of the counter comes from wanting everyone to receive the same friendly ser- vice. We deeply ap- preciate the patience of those of you who had to wait a little longer on the odd occasion. we want you to know we're always looking for new ways to increase both the quality and speed of our service to you. Open dally a.m. to p.m. Sundays and Holidays 12 noon to p.m. ;