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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE ISTJIBSIDGE HEftAtD Tuesday, July 14, 1973- Ric SWIHART Nothing for farmers at the fair Citation Miniliner -Mounted On CHEVROLET 1 TON CHASSfS For a new concept In motor home living step inside and drive. Handles like a car, rides like a dream All the comfort of home on the wheels of a Citation Miniliner! This is a minimotor home with many features usually found in more expensive models. The Citation is compeltely insulated against the hottest days and the coldest nights, optional air conditioning is also available. Summer or winter, be where the action is. Arrive in your Citation Minilinerl STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES: Chevrolet 1 ton van chassis (125" 350 cu.'in. engine, auto. trans., power steering, power brakes, HD bat- tery, springs, 22 gal. fuel tank, radio, etc. Extra equipment eluded: roof mounted air condi- tioner, double stainless steel sink, spare tire with bracket and cover, dual rear wheels. Regular retail EXACTLY AS ILLUSTRATED Year-End Special 'in 995 MCDONALD-CHEVROLET CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE CHEVROLET TRUCKS Taber, Alberta Phone 223-3556 BAALIM WHOLESALE LTD. 205 STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-8587 Headquarters for REBUILT MOTORS Complete or Partial Assembly For CARS TRUCKS COMBINES Our Machine Shop has the equipment to quickly rebuild on a custom basis your own motor. For Complete Contact: BAALIM WHOLESALE LTD. 205 10th STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-8587 or the GARAGE or SERVICE STATION NEAREST YOU! Agriculturally speaking, the 1973 edition of Whoop-Up Days left one with the impression that he had just passed a very small prairie town in a very fast train. The traditional livestock shows, county fair home- makers section and agribusi- business displays have slowly been phased out of the summer fair in Lethbridge leaving only an attempt -at an agricultural product promotion. On first inspection of the three main booths advertising the hog, poultry and sheep in- dustry one is hit by fair mania. It is exciting and it is new. At times a man was shear- ing a sheep, a lady spinning yarn, chicks were parading through a miniature midway and a machine rattled on, dis- playing figures while buyers and sellers somewhsre in the province played the hog mar- keting The hog and sheep booth had displays of what could only be delicious meals which tended to make one hungry for a sample immediately. But samples weren't available, at least as they were two years ago, in the booths. The food promotion for sheep, hog and poultry were bunched in a group either in front of or behind the agricul- tural section, depending on which direction one was walk- ing. H one wanted to sanip'e lamb, he had to hunt for a tiny sign advertising lamb burgers in a soft ice cream booth. If one wanted to sample pork products, he had to be satisfied with Chinese food, good as it may be. The poultry samples were taken care of easily. The red and white booth synonomous with a southern U.S.A. Ken- tucky colonel had food avail- able. One can get Chinese food at any number of restaurants in the city and most persons know where The Colonel hangs his hat so these booths can't be considered promotion de- vices to entice more people to iKe pork and poultry products. Where was the dairy indus- try? The soft ice cream I guess. The cattle_industry was rep- resented by eight different breeds of livestock. The p'ay as such was excellent be- cause it gave the public a chanca to picture a certain animal with a name. People now know that Charolais real- ly is something .to eat. The Lethbridge and District Exhibition Association wrote letters to all the breed associ- ations asking for three ani- mals for public display. Only eight took the time to respond. For the city resident and the children, the activities in the booths could have been a new experience. The chicks on dis- play in tb-3 miniature midway definitely were the highlight of the section for the small chil- dren while the sheep shearing exhibit interested the greatest majority of the viewers. Without a draw for a year's supply of margarine, I don't think many people would have bothered with the Western Ca- nadian Seed Processors at- tempt at an exhibit. The Kiddies Zoo, which is hedging on an agricultural base, was excellent, once it was fully set up. On the whole, there was nothing for a farmer or ranch- er to see or do in the agricul- tural section. Alberto Home Insulation 324 14th St. 5. lethbridge P. A. Ross Phone 327-6386 specialize in insulating older existing builo'ir.gs and homes. Serving Southern Alberta and B.C. for 25 Years DISNEYLAND TOUR (Aug. 4, Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec 26) 14 days, transportation and acccmodalion Ponderosa Ranch, Son Francisco, Disneyland. Kiotts Berry Farm, Holly- wood and las Vegas. Dee 26 includes Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. EASTERN CANADA AUTUMN LEAVES LUXURY TOUR (Sept. 4) ,24 days, transportation and accomodation Ottawa, Quebec City, Halifax, Moncton, Montreal. Toronto, Niagara Falls, Windsor, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul. YELLOWSTONE TOUR Aug. 27 o DAYS TOURS ESCORTED BY STEVE KOTCH REST ROOM, AIR CONDITIONED "AQUILA" Book Now limited number of rickets available NORTHERN BUS TOURS PHONE 327-3536 IETHMIDGE, ALTA. ;