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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Former Taberite builds successor to old Zeppelin Ariz. Taber lative Clarence W. of is building a ighter than air dirigible .hat will be 50 feet in diameter ind almost as long as a foot- jail field. He and his ire now using every moment their Spare time to com- pete welds that will go nto the dirigible. They are it in their workshop iear Higley but it will be issembled outside because .here is no building large enough for the big ship. The son of the late Lewis he was born at Taber resided there until noving to Pincher Creek for wo years. He moved to in 1939. The 225 foot long airship vill be powered by two 450 i.p. liquid cooled engines Iriving two outboard aircraft on the sides and one controlled prop at the ail. The itudied drafting and have built a six oot model of the with electric lights ind motors that power niniature propellers. They are building the ighter than air craft jecause they believe there is a iced for a ship between an air- and helicopter. They nay use it for as i television camera is a novelty for air and official openings or or highway police scanning forests and ipraying crops and trees. They say it's the first rigid lirigible since the German Hindenburg burned it its moorings at 37 years ago. By day the Conrads lead the outine lives of self srnployed electricians at desa. On weekends and the Conrad Airship Company opens its doors and he flicker of a heharc welder ights the area behind the hop. Cranbrook to open fishing site CRANBROOK Within a ew years the City of Jranbrook will open the gates o a family fishing area and ampmg site for local groups n the site of the city reser- oir. The new park will be seated south and east of the ily limits. The area will offer a picnic irepits and a general meeting ircle. There will be a tenting parking facilities and rooms. MIKE HANZEL _ Extri For Every Pair 371 -7th Street South They are building the air- ship from scratch. The work now and for many lo come consists of welding pieces of aluminum alloy tub- ing into 50 foot diameter rings to form the skeleton of the ship. There will be nine rings in all. These will be joined by longitudinal braces to form an oblong frame 225 feet long. It will be covered with a plastic skin. Inside will be 10 balloon like cells filled with helium to make the crafl lighter than air. Helium is non flam- mable. The a hydrogen burst into a ball of flames May and 36 people died. The Conrads say their ship will cruise at 70 lo 75 miles per hour three times the speed of a blimp with a range of up to miles. It will be able to hover indefinitely without expending fuel. But if it runs oul of the airship will be able to make a soft landing by gradually reducing Ihe amount of helium in the cells. The completed airship will be worth about million. They are looking for investors to help pay for the materials and technical labor needed to finish the project. They hope to finish the big ship this year. About welds must be done with precision and cannot be hurried. The notion of two electricians building a giant airship sounds like a chapter from a Tom Swift novel it is difficult for the mind to fathom. Range tour Aug. 9 HIGH RIVER The Foothills Forage Co-operative Association will hold its an- nual two-day foothills range tour Aug. 8 and 9. The tour will cover ranches in the High Longview and Nanton areas and cover new forage plot exotic brush control irrigation on Senator Harry Hays' aerial sprayed crops and pastures and gopher control methods. Interested persons will meet at the King and Sons Feedlot al 9 a.m. Aug. 8. Claresholm fair set for Saturday CLARESHOLM Plans are going ahead for events to mark this town's annual fair Aug. 10. The fair board has dis- tributed its catalogue and details of new entry classes. There will be a pancake midway with refreshment booth and a beef barbecue. WATCH AND WAIT FOR SHELDONS PROMOTION SALE 1 pay _ July 25th 51fi-3rd AVENUE SOUTH Next Door to Bank ol MontrMl Cyclist decides to halt Oakville cyclist Florence Peelers ends cross-Canada trip Claresholm airport line constructed CLARESHOLM A high pressure water line has been added to facilities at the Claresholm Industrial Air- port. The line is capable of producing gallons per minute. Mayor Len Bach says the new service culminates ef- forts cf town council that began in 1968. The new line was officially put into operation at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the airport. Norm president of Safeway Shelter Systems Ltd. and Mayor Bach presided. Mr. Lock said the system is appreciated by his builder of mobile homes. Safeway Shelter Systems guarantees the debenture payments for the line's cost. Co-operation such as this assures growth and provides a challenge for young people to remain Mr. Lock said. High River to open hotel HIGH RIVER Town council and local chamber of commerce officials will take part in an official ribbon- cutting ceremony at the Gateway Hotel July 29. The hotel management has just completed the building of an addition and remodelling the hotel. The Herald- District High River Council partly funds fun area HIGH RIVER Town council has agreed to put towards financing of a recreation complex here. The money is from profit on land sales. Another has been requested from the Provincial Department of Youth and Recreation. A forgivable loan of 000 is being sought from the department of municipal af- fairs under the winter capital works program. The remainder of would be debentured over 20 the debenture to be floated by the town as the signing authority for the recreation district. The town has been asked to set an absolute ceiling of on any debenture for the complex. Any money received through the Foothills Municipal District would decrease the amount of the debenture or make up any reduction in the department of culture grant. The M.D. par- ticipation could be raised through taxation or through a unit cost levy. Taxpayers here are wonder- ing what the complex financ- ing will do to their tax levy. Assuming five per cent growth rate of the population and and assum- ing a debenture over a 20-year the increase in the mill in the first year of is 8.89 mills. On a house assessed at this amounts to a tax increase of This decreases in one year to and by 1982 has dropped to For a home assessed at this amounts to in 1976 and by 1982 that is down to Any money received above and beyond the plan as outlin- ed above will serve to decrease the amount of the debenture and the consequent tax increase. These might be received as bequests for the construction ot a complex or as a tax-deductible gift to the town for the construction of the complex. By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor Twenty two year old cyclist Florence Peelers of took one look at the Taber Bow Island highway and ended her cross Canada bicycle trip on the spot. She pedalled from over the mountains to Alberta but the road to Bow Island put her bike ride on the skids. need a good shoulder for she says. I was getting tired of At the same her boy Jack Clarke of pulled out of the jaunt to work on a ranch at Slavery. Without him breaking the miles to Oakville looked a little too long. Miss Peelers is one of thousands of young Canadians who has forsaken hitchhiking for the 10-speed. Travelling east through B.C. and pushing her shadow ahead of her in Ihe cool evenings through pine scented moun- tain she rode a five speed Merci bike made in France. The shapely five six inches of pedalling is a law and security graduate from the Mohawk College al Onl. Cycling is a she says. lough at she says. downhill isn't that easy either. You figure it will be easy. But your legs are just shaking. It was so hard getting to the top your legs are quivering. It's hard to hold them still. They want to keep pumping. you whip down the mountain. You sil there and the fantastically beautiful scer.dry sweeps by. You enjoy it. You figure you deserve it. It's your reward for all lhat work getting to the They stayed al youth hoslels sometimes but more oflen slept under the stars. She travelled carrying in saddle bags over her back fender a three pound sleep- ing one man tooth soap and traveller's cheques. weather was so wet at times they look holel rode in the rain on the Hope Princeton. Had to ride 30 miles in the The climb out of Osoyoos was too lough. They walked five miles. She kept a diary. Sample Green Lake. Dead tired bul had a great a Denver sandwich at a lodge jusl before Rossland. Settled down behing the place and had a good They had to accept a ride from Radium to Banff when a lire caved in. Jack pedalled faster and sometimes got a couple of miles ahead. always came says Miss Peelers. They plan lo be married in November. Magrath 75th birthday celebrated this week MAGRATH The Garden City's 75th anniver- sary celebration will begin July at 5 p.m. with a track meet at the town park for competitors aged two and older. Athletes will register for events one-half an hour before the event. At 6 p.m. Mayor Pingree Tanner will officially open the celebration at the grandstand. On hand will be MP Bert Hargrave and MLA E. W. Hin- man. Speakers will be J. C. irrigation and C. S. regional director of both representing the provincial government. At p.m. a light aircraft will fly over the grandstand to drop balloons containing passes for various refreshment tickets and gift certificates. They will include passes for the Magrath Lions breakfast scheduled to be held at 7 a.m. passes for the barbecue set for p.m. Saturday and other events. An open air dance for young people will be held at p.m. Friday at the Magrath Skating Rink and will feature the Magrath amateur orchestra tagged the case Vying for the 75th anniver- sary queen title are Sheri representing the swimming Joy tennis Sandra Pothole Trail Maureen town youth Kathy 4-H and Lynett softball club. The queen will be declared by ballot. Proceeds of the ticket sale will be used to purchase a color television set for the hospital. Events Saturday will begin with a fireworks salute at 6 a.m. followed by the Magrath Lions pancake breakfast at 7. Then the RCMP 100th birth- day ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. at the local head- quarters with local historian J. A. Spencer unveiling a pla- que to the force. An RCMP member will then give a history of the force in this dis- trict. Students will receive awards for top essays on the RCMP's 100 years of service. Mrs. Afton the first woman passenger on the first train into the Garden will receive a bouquet. Her granddaughter will receive the bouquet if Mrs. Anderson is unable to attend for reasons of health. At 9 a.m. Saturday the award-winning Magrath- Cardston Marching Band will demonstrate on Main St. At 10 the parade will march off. Children will assemble for the parade at the Bank of Montreal on Main St. Floats and other entries will assem- ble at the town park. At 11 a.m. there will be a one-hour program at the Magrath elementary school gym with a box lunch served at by the Second Ward elders of the LDS Church. Rodeo events will start at p.m. at the rodeo grounds by the golf course south of town. There will be new events every 15 minutes. Horse racing is set for 2 p.m. at the nearby track. The Levi Harker Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the IVs-mile event. At p.m. a barbecue supper will be served at the STATE HONORS KING BOSTON Gov. Francis Sargent signed a bill designating Jan. the birth- day of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King as a state holiday. Jubilee Park Campground with steaks prepared by the 1st Ward elders of the LDS Church The Diamond Jubilee Dance is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the elementary school gym. Alice Stevenson will be in charge of the special events including a floor show of oldtime and modern dancing. A special feature of both days will be an arts and crafts display in the high school gym with Mary Dudley and Isabel Holladay in charge of ceramics and painting ex- hibits. In the same gym there will be a display of material collected for the Magrath history book at 5 o'clock and at 10 a m. Saturday. Several class reunions will be held Friday evening. Sunday there will be special church services with the pioneer theme. DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE MADGE EQUIPMENT I National BALER TWINE Crowsnest Pass Bureau VERNON RMldwlt 562-2149 MOO PRICE PER BALE 27 95 MADGE EQUIPMENT LTD. MILK Phone 647-3838 or Paul Madge 647-3812 LTD. 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