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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta AUTUMN IN THE ORIENT Special "Expo 70" Wind-up Tour (described by many at grealost exhibition ever See for yourself at low charter prices. All inclusive 22 days. BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE S From CALGARY only ------S824 Departure Dal. From VANCOUVER only------S799 September 8 The Letlibridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lelhbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, July 21, 1970 PAGES 9 TO 18 J c A. E. CROSS rapy WE TAKE GRAIN. IN TRADE ABOVE MARKET PRICES GIVEN Michener Wins The Day With Citizens Of South By JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer As Lethbridge Mayor Andy Anderson said, it was a day to be written into the city's his- tory books. Canada's Governor General Koland Michener captivated his audiences throughout the day with his warm personality and quick ssnse of humor and his knowledge of earlier times in Lethbridge and southern Al- berta. The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Board has been try- ing for several years to get a senior government official to visit the city for Whoop Up Days, and they finally inveig- led the highest official in the land to not only visit, but open all exhibition activities. Following his regular morn ing jog this time with civic officials and city businessmej on the Civic Sports Centre track Governor General join ed the rest of his party to lead the Whoop Up Days paradi through the city. Near the end- of the parade in front of city hall, Mr. Mich- ener left the parade with Mayor Anderson and other dignitaries to watch the full parade from a review stand. Official greetings were prof- ferred to Mr. and Mrs. Michen- er at city hall, and the party then left for the exhibition lun- cheon at Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Mr. Michener told some 20( invited guests he was pleased to finally get to Lethbridge, ex- plaining he had had to turn down a prior.invitation during Canada's Centennial year cele- brations "due to 52 state visits in six months." He commented on his admis- sion Sunday to the Kainai Chief- tainship: "I .knew Indians here as a young boy (Mr. Michener was born in but I never expected to put on a head- luncheon, Mr. Michener said Lethbridge "obviously looks to the future. "I've never been at a civic luncheon before where there was so many young people pres- ent, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they've done at your exhibition." He said he recalled having first seen Lethbridge 51 years ago "and that's a staggering fact even to me." He was presented with a grey stetson by the exhibition board which he promised to wear for the rest of his slay in the and did, and to wear on his re- turn to Ottawa. He was also presented with "a certificate of bona fide citi zenship in Whoop Up Country" Stage Show Offers Variety dress." He said many things about Lethbridge impressed him, in- cluding "it's striking interest in its own history. "You have developed a com- munity which is sort of a min- iature he added. 'You have Indians Canada's first settlers you have many oth- er ethnic groups. "You've attracted many re- sources of many different peo- ple to the west, all representa- tive of the whole of Canada." He noted the large number of Japanese people in Lethbridge the small number of French "You have a multi cultural community which prospers in its degree of understanding of living together, and it has suc- ceeded in developing unity." Noting of the Youth Exhibition Board at the CUFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. HACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIDG. Open Saturdays Evenings by Appointment PHONE 327-2822 By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Entertainment Writer The 1970 Whoop Up Days stage stow, which opened three night run Monday at the exhibition pavilion, had its mo- ments, but unfortunately" the moments were stretched at times to tedium. A potentially superior show to last year's effort, the 90- minute amalgam of song dance, comedy and circus rou- tines is expected to be more tightly edited for the remaining two nights. Although the exhibition board consistently draws away from hiring a big name head- tiner, the closest the .board came to it this year was the revamped Stratus Singers who more than one year ago gave a "farewell performance" at the Yates- Memorial Centre. The essentially rock music group, expanded from three to five members (Sandy Snowden of Lethbridge quit the group comes fresh from a stint at Lake Tahoe, and they have the showmanship and en- thusiasm to give the show its needed snap and hustle. Their supper club training was given a stern test Monday night when the sound system, the one consistent disadvantage to music shows in the city, went on the blink for 10 min- utes. Brock Christie, the group's lead guitarist and spokesman, came through with enough jokes to fill the spot al- though he admitted he was "running out of clean ones." A disappointment in the show was the non appearance of Lethbridge's Point of Interest who dropped out Sunday be- cause of contract disagree- ments with the producer. Taking part in the show be- 'ore a crowd of about were Paul Baron and1 the Har- monica Rascals, a sixsome ivho know their way around harmonicas, but suffer from an interminable reliance on one ioke: the conflict between the .eader and the group's shortest player. Presenting too long a session of music, although exceptional- well-played, the Harmonica lascals would presum ably lave trouble coming up with a new comedy routine if there were no such thing as body odor. Visit the PASTRY SHOP WELCOME VISITORS TO LETHBRIOGE During 'WHOOP-UP DAYS7 It is our wish that you enjoy yourselves to the fullest and have a pleasant stay in our city. Visit the COLONEL! TAKE HOME Kentucky Fried Chicken Potato Salad Cole Slaw Macaroni Salad SVEN ERICKSEN'S FINE FOODS PASTRY SHOP Corner Mayor Magrath Drive, 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-8161 1705 Mayor Mngrath Drive Phone 328-7751 Tommy Sleeker, the juggler- hand balancing master of- ceremonies, like the Rascals, does well with the physical side of Ms act, but his jokes are strictly old joke file second- liaois. Twenty south e r n Alberta Japanese Canadians, aged six to 18 years, presented an Expo 70 dance in oriental cos- tume and provided the show with a nice touch of delicacy. And seven young Saskatoon girls, 15 17 years, presented lively, if somewhat dis- jointed, kick line. Choreograph- ed by local dance teacher Muriel Jolliffe, the line will probably improve as the girls settle into the routine. The" Roselles, a high wire act from Central America, was the one true recall of the hey- day of the circus. If the four- member group seemed to be having troubles on the 38-foot- high wire, they were still close enough to the crowd to indicate how tough is their act. by Mayor Anderson, and one square inch of land adjacent to Fort Whoop-Up. "You can trap on it and run livestock on the mayor said, but limited it to 100 three-leg- ged horses and other rather dif- ferent animals. It was also guaranteed tax free. Mr. Michener was then taken to the exhibition grounds, where he officially opened the Water Wonderland irrigation displ a y and visited a number of booths and exhibits in the irrigation compound. He was greeted by a repre- sentative group of Lethbridge Boy Scouts and told them, "Your chief scout appreciates your being here." (He is Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of Can- He was introduced at ths dis- play to Asacl E. Palmer, of Lethbridge, who developed strip farming and did much to en- courage use of irrigation sys- tems in southern Alberta. Mr. Michener was then taken to.the Youth-A-Rama Building, and shown the youth oriented displays it contains. He insisted on seeing the Coffee House, commenting that he was inter- ested in young peoples' activ- ities. Ho was given a special per- formance by the band perform- ng at the time complete with dark room and psychede- ic colored lighting. The Governor General was also shown the Kalaidarte room and the many livestock displays and introduced to southern Al- berta farmers. Throughout his tour he in- sisted on meeting as many peo- VfCE-REGAL OPENING AND INSPECTION-Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener, left, accompanied by Dr. J. E. Andrews, director of the Lethbridge Research Station, and civic officials inspects water siphoning irrigation methods exhibit at the Water Wonderland portion' of the Whoop-Up Exhibition. Mr. Michener officially opened the Water Wonderland exhibit Monday. Included in.the entourage) are Lethbridge Mayor Andy Anderson, Inspector R. M. Purdy of the Lethbridge detachment of the RCMP, Mri. Michener and her Lady-ln-Waiting Miss Rohr. Water Wonderland Popular In Whoop-Up Days Compound )le in various displays woths as was possible. and By STEVE BAREHAM Farm Writer Attendance at Water Won- derland was termed "very good" by exhibition officials on the first day of the Whoop-Up compound opening. Expected to be one of the main drawing cards of this year's exhibition, the fort-like compound features a complete and comprehensive cross sec- tion of southern Alberta agrl culture, with the emphasis this year being placed on irrigation and its values. Entertainment will be offer- ed at Water Wonderland every day of .Whoop-Up Days, with varied dance and vocal groups. As the visitor rwves around the compound, he can see a complete hog operation, from newly born piglets to weaner pigs, feeder pigs and finally Market hogs. As an added fea- ture to the pork theme, a miniature meat shop has been milt on the site, to show the consumers just how meat is cut and priced. After the hog display, anoth- er complete animal production cycle is seen, this time with chickens, from egg to broiler. A chick hatchery is in the com- pound, and people can view chicks breaking from the shell. The dairy display follows he poultry, with free milk pro- vided for visitors, as they are shown the dairy erations. farming op- After this is the kiddies zoo, with domestic animals charac- teristic to southern Alberta I Following the zoo, is a hut taking the spotlight. Children are taken on a guided tour through the zoo, by qualified guides. Coffee House Popular Spot By STAN FRUET Herald Staff Writer The Coffee House at the ex- hibition grounds opened Mon- day night and Youth Exhibition Board officials are more than happy about the results. Doug Hudson, youth co-ordin- ator, said they are booked solid for the entire week. Tear and a Smile, a five-piece folk rock band, opened the show Monday night followed by Jean Boon also a folk singer, and We Two. Admission to the Coffee House is 50 cents, the place is air conditioned and for a place to go at the grounds the youth of Lethbridge seem to love it. The show starts at p.m. Whoop-Up Gates Previous Record 1969 1970 Monday (1964) Tuesday (1969) Wednesday (1969) Thursday (1968) Friday (1966) Saturday (1966) Record six-day attendance.......... (1966) This year's total attendance Roselles On The Highwire QUALITY RUG CLEANING AT NO EXTRA COST BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS TAILORS 317 10th She.l 5. PHONE 327-5771 FAST BIRDS Homing pigeons travel be- ween 50 and 60 miles an hour. R. AKROYD LTD. PLUMBING-HEATING and GASFITTING 2634 21st Ave. S. For New Installation! and Alterations Phone 328-2106 FREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 THEY'RE INSTAMATIC X SERIES CAMERAS BY KODAK COLOR OUTFIT KITS 27.95 X35............................. 59.95 SYLVANNIA MAGICUBES-NEEDS NO BATTERY FOR FLASH SOUTHERN ALBERTA AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL Sponsored by Cily of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Movie Makers. Entry forms available here. McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S., Lelhbridge CAll 327-3555 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY Also Operating Waterton Pharmacy Located in Walerton Lakei National Park They serve coffee and soft drinks and visitors may bring their own food. In the afternoon taped music is played co-ordinated with a light organ. This afternoon Children of Light from Medicine Hat will play at 2 p.m. and Shinto from Edmonton will entertain at 3 p.m. Tonight Ron LaPlace. and his group will be at the Coffee House followed by John Young, a folk singer, with displays built and super- vised by the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture and the Lethbridge Research Station, to show clearly the wide range and complexity or agriculture today. Also arranged through the co-operation of the Lethbridge Research Station are minia- ture fields, displaying all crops common to the south and some not so common that are being tried in this area. The highlight oi the com- pound is the miniature St. Mary reservoir, with irrigation canals on one side and a stream on the other. Ducks and geese use the pond, and the crops within the walls are irri- gated By its waters. Admission to Water Wonder- land is free. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 JULY LUMBER SPECIALS 2AQ 8' LENGTHS Dimension Sheathing Cedar Siding Aspenite 4'xSW. Per Sheer RANDOM LENGTHS Dimension LIMITED QUANTITIES Per Lin. Ft Advance Lumber Co. LTD. YOUR PIONEER LUMBER DEALER SINCE 1925 Corner 2nd Ave. and 13th St. S. Lethbricige Phone 328-3301 ;