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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED BOOK YOUR HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 The SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday. July 13 TO 24 It'i a GREAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITI (Special Prices on Bulk Orderi) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd S. Ph. 328-8161 1705 M.M. Ph. 328-7751 Aids local Card sharp keeps tabs on fair's midway games By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON atingjr, an exhibition midday StaCf Writer Ron X is considered to be ItOn A la uuiiaiuci cu iu Canada's foremost card sharp by The" police were aware of it, and quietly crept up upon the man operating the levers be- would be eligible for jail. from them. The age of these drivers varies from about four to 14 years. a by-law which empow- young cyclists learn the meaning of re i" Main branch, Bank of Nova Scotia, goes western Recycling project coming to an end Main Royal Bank of Canada turns back the clock. Banks in Whoop-Up mood business associates and friends who have witnessed him in ac- tion. He is one of a special breed of gamblers who has the ability to turn the tide of a game of chance and put the odds in his own favor. Ron is not, however, your or- dinary, everyday, card sharp. He is a member of the RCMP and is responsible for the "in- vestigation and detection of crooked gambling." His detec- tion services are available, upon request, to municipal po- lice forces across Canada. Although he does work closely with municipal police forces, his only responsibility is to re- port his observations and rec- ommendations on particular betting and gambling establish- ments. Any further decision to leave open, or close any partic- ular game is completely up to the local police force. "A person can get along fine doing one or two says Ron. That is, a person capable of doing, for instance, second- card deals, and is able to peek to see the next card may man- ouevre the hands of those he is playing with. "A person like that can, and has gone around the world with he continued. Ron quoted different ways of marking cards so that detection could only be made under close scrutiny. Two of the favorite means of dong this are: "daub- ing" high cards with a finger- print of a special dye, or some sort of clear sficky substance, usually hidden in a coat pock- hind the canvas Without disturbing the man up front with the patrons, the police apprehended the lever RON X card sharp night." perator, and replaced him. rith one of their own men. As ratrons started winning prizes, he front man began to be up- set, and gave himself away by vhispering back through tha canvas to see what was the matter. Another trick in card playing being aware of those rules wherever a person is playing. The necessity of this is shown in an example Ron quotes in which a card sharp finds himsell in a small-town game with high stakes. After stacking the deck for himself, and dealing out two good hands and a nothing hand, he commenced to make claim on his winnings. But a small sign on the wall revealed that the old man's nothing hand, termed a lollapaluzer beat all that particular game. Second deal around, the sharp tried again, this time dealing himself the special win- ning hand. He neglected to no- tice, hoever, the small dog-ear- ed sign on the opposite wall "Only one lollapaluzer per All about the bees The Environmental Crusade, a student operated paper and glass recycling program in Lethbridge funded by Opportu- nities for Youth, will end its campaign early in August. The students are now busy baling and packaging then- col- lected materials and have an- nounced their public deposit bins will be removed Aug. 3. They encourage Lethbridge householders to take all of their newspapers, magazines, corru- gated cardboard, all types of glass and all gallon plastic jugs to the depots before then for recycling. The bins are located on school grounds at Wilson Junior High School, Winston Churchill High School, Senator Buchanan Ele- mentary School, Westminster Slementary School; Lakevicw Eelementary School, Gilbert Paterson School, fleetwcod Bawden Element- ary School, Agnes Davidson Elementary School, Hamilton Junior High School and Hen- derson Ball Park. The students wffl also make house-to-house pickups where necessary, and arrangements can be made for this service at 327-6144. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Lavel MEDICM DKUTAL BLDG. PHON' 327-2822 It's difficult to change a mod- ern city into a "real" old west- ern Whoop-Up town on the out- side, but fortunately western spirit is much more than fort- like exteriors on buildings. It's the people who provide the western lifestyle, and in this regard Lethbridge businesses and residents have shone in their special Whoop-Up Days acitivities. Store clerks, waitresses, busi- nessmen and shoppers have dressed in western duds all week, displaying their old-west finery wherever possible. A number of stores, and par- ticularly the large shopping cen- tres have undertaken extensive redecoration projects to offer their bit of Whoop-Up Leth- bridge, but this year the local banks outdid everyone. Perhaps the two most-- am- bitious westernizations are in the downtown Royal Bank of New societies The following societies were among those announced as be- ing incorporated in the July 15 edition of the Alberta Gazette: Lethbridge and District Hu- mane Society, Lethbridge; Old- man River Gun Club, Pincher Creek; and the Kiwanis Club of Nantou. And a star iell COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 By ROB TURNER Staff Writer One thing would-be patrons of the coffee-house at Whoop- Up Days should not expect is to be able to see very much. Tagged "Let There Be Light, the establishment is almost dark at the best of times and is plunged into total darkness per- iodically and predictably as the lights flicker and die. The music is loud and the coffee is coffee though and a good imagination if not mem- ory will assist in remembering what the person you're talking to looks like. A number of southern Alberta musical groups appear in the coffee-house nightly while a jukebox is available for plays after noon when the place opens. Thursday the talent rangec from the quiet and melodic Glen Marshall, a solo artists from Taber to Lethbridge's ever-popular Horse. Horse's performance followed on that of the folk-singers with the few old (over 25) people driven out and droves of teeny hoppers attracted by the lou music. Horse got galloping so fas that one of the many stars angling from the ceiling came unstuck and fell on one of the group's singers, possibly an men of things which are to The coffee-house winds up to- ay with a big outdoor dance eaturing Shamen scheduled or Saturday, the last day o lis year's fair- PHONE 'N1 EAT Tantalizing Chinese Food Lotus Sunshine Fried Chicken Delivered to your door steaming hot No Delivery Charge for Orders over JUST CAU I A T I I C 327-0240 OR I I I I I I From Tho 327-2297 L U I U J CPR Depot Open Weekdays 7 a.m. 2 a.m. Sundays 11 a.m. f P.m. Keep cool in hot weather with c WESTINGHOUSE AIR CONDITIONER We also have several sizes of fans ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS 426 6th STREET S. Brocket man ojets year "Francis Provost, 28, of Brock et was sentenced in Calgary I one year in jail for contribu ng to the delinquency of a 14 year-old Peigan girl who sub sequently met her death. Court was told he suppuet iquor to the girl in Februarj and left her wandering in an intoxicated state on the n serve. The girl was found the day, dead, apparently the vi ;im of exposure. He'll Know What to Do! HUGH OLSON PLUMBING HEATIN SERVICE Phone 327-7689 et, of inside a jacket; and marking the edges of cards nada and Bank of Nova cotia branches. The Royal, using split logs d building materials, has be- me an old time bank-cum- ssay office in an old-west Vnoop-Up Days town. The Nova Scotia, calling tt- If the Rocking Dollar Ranch, uilt itself a street scene with town hall, boarding house, eneral store, court house, iTiite Lightnin' Saloon, tele- graph office, livery stable and leriff's office. The Canadian Imperial Bank f Commerce offers the Com- merce Corral, an assay and claims office, a spitoon and a ign demanding that "firearms must be left outside." Tellers, of course, are named Ambush "Jean Aut- "Sagebrush Sady" and ther oat-opera monickers. The Bank of Montreal has a aloon, complete with player piano, called the Whoop-Up Sa- oon and Trading Post, and the 'oronto Dominion Bank offers bales and stacks of straw, a ranging tree and the danger of ndian arrows. The College Mall Shopping Centre and Centre Village Shop- ling Mall stores are well-dec- irated on the outside, and Gen- re Village also offers a live >and. Stores, hotels, bars and ounges throughout the city lave offered almost constant western mvsic, both recorded and live. with fingernail impressions, or crimping the corners. In this way, even if the cards are being dealt, for instance in blackjack, from a box, the marked edge is exposed, and can be read even before dealt out. Ron states that the only real way a dealer in this blackjack game would be able to protect himself, is to watch the eye of the people playing. Tlie only person interested in watching the cards coming out would be the one by whom the cards were marked. Another aspect of gambling which Ron is connected with is the petty games on carniva midways. He deals with games such as those involving a re- bound board, into a target. In the case of a game lib this, it is possible for the pat ron to be allowed two legiti mate throws, and then follow ing a cue from the operator there is often a man behind th canvas backing who by the us of the lever, slightly change the angle of the rebound board so that the same angle of throv will not result in the same re- bound- Ron recals the incident wher ;t-up such as this was oper By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer Martha Hobbs is 14 years old, she is charming and very per- sonable and she knows lots about bees. The daughter of Dr. G. A. Hobbs, an entomologist at the Lethbridge Rss e a r c h Station who is studying the bumble bee to see if they can be reared in large numbers to be used to pollinate red clover, she mans a display in the Whoop Up ompound which is complete nough to teach anyone about "The display is set up to let Jie public know how the bum- ae bee works and lives, how iey build colonies and the dif- crent types of nests they he said. Martha, in addition to being font of information for the MOVING? CALL on Don't bees sting or at- ck you? "They never bother a person unless the hive is disturbed or accidentally touch one of tha said Martha. "I've never been stung by jee in my life because I know ow to handle them. The sting s only used by the bee as a leans of protection." The bumble bee is one of argest breeds in southern Al- >erta. To the farmer growing red lover, the bumble bee Is In- valuable because it Is the >ee with a tongue which is long enough to reach the inner part of the flower to pollinate it, she said. jeople who wish to know some of the details, cares for the bees in the display, mainly by trying to keep the temperature down during the day and u during the night. When in the cage caring fa the bees, the ever cautious pub lie seems to ponder the ques SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 Anglo Distributors Stereo Photographic Ctntrt 419 5th Strett South Phone 328-6922 AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LiNES RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 SHOW HOMES OPEN NOW at 25th St. and 12th Ave. N. 3 to 9 p.m. Weekdays 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday FIVE FLOOR PLANS AND 15 STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM Three bedroom homes varying from 960 square feet to square feet, balh and a half, sliding patio doors. STANDARD FEATURES AT NO EXTRA COST Double stainless steel sinks Rolled formica counter Oak kitchen cabinets Stove hood exhaust fan 30 inch electric range Frost-free refrigerator two door, 13 cu. ft. Milk chuta 40 ounce nylon shag car- pet throughout (except kit- FEATURES chen and bathroom) in. foam underlay Gravel driveway Full basement Mosaic tile in bathroom to shower head Dryer coble All legal fcei One years' fire insurance Poured concrete sidewalks Ono year warranty SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE EXCLUDE SALES AGENTS MAU PHONE 328-3331 SHOW HOME 328-5382 Domed lino in kitchen and bathroom Double medicine cabinet Razor outlet in bathroom Shower Vanity 40 gallon hotwater tank Humidifier Exterior car plug! Two exterior water outlets in. insulation NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WOMAN The ladies, bless 'em, are recognized as The most exacting of species. They seem To have a special eye for quality, and Demand near perfection especially when Cherished Photographs are involved. They oro another reason you ihould Insist on JjfanJ Jphotogvaphy UETHBRIDGE AND TABER ;