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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ENJOY A CARIBBEAN CRUISE 5-8 14 Day Cruises Available From New York from and up on Quetn Eljzabtth II Art Williams Travel Centra Village Mall Phono 3213201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, July PAGES 9 TO 16 IfTHMUDGE OfflCE FURNITURE LTD, Uwor Uvol 7th Strvtt Shopping Mall Uthbridgo, Alborta Phono (403) FILING CABINETS End of the line 'BILL GROENEN As the prime minister discusses the future of the West with its four premiers, this quiet scene near Vauxhall may remind many of the past peopled by pioneering men and women without whom there would be no Confederation as we know it today. 25 years serving friends at coffee counter By.QEORGE STEPHENSON "Herald Staff Writer In a world of so few con- stants, seeing a familiar face from year-to-year is unusual. But, at the lunch counter in the Saan store on 5th Street it's refreshing. For 25 (or is It years Angie Cajcik has greeted cus- tomers at the Metropolitan lunch counter in the Saan store. Angie is uniire when she started, as is the head office. "It was 1948 or 1949 but I am not sure which they want to give me a gold watch for my 25 years but they "he company) don't know whether to present it this year or next, "she says with a smile. Angie, as she prefers to be called, constantly moves up and down the counter mak- ing sure everyone has been taken care of, putting pies and pastries in the display shelves and keeping the equipment spotless. She is never without a kind word, ready for a short chat with her customers or, as she calls them, "her "I have met good people, bad people, but the majority are beautiful people. The ex- citement of the job comes from th3 different people I she says, never break- ing her ever-present smile. Despite offers of jobs at higher pay in different cities, Angie ha? stayed on at her counter while 15 store man- agers have come and gone. The store itself was cfaang- E. s. P. FOX VMTfftMl DMnO FOX (Uth.) DENTAl LAS ITD. 204 Mmfeo! Dental IMa. Phone 3274565 ed from the Metropolitan to Saan during that time.' Angb speaks with a hint of an accent which is hard to place until she begins speaking fluent Czech to one of her regular customers. Born in the small village of Rovensko, Czechoslovakia, Angie .came to Canada as a young girl in 1938. She worked sugar beets on a farm near Iron Springs, .north of Lethbridge, before going to Kitchener, Opt. where she worked in a tire factory. She came back and settled in Lethbridge in 1944 where she worked as a dish washer at a steak house which used to be on 3rd Avenue. "The manager said I was too nice to be working in the back so be moved me to the front The first morning 24 RCMP came in and ordered bacon and eggs and ham, I couldn't speak English' very well and was confused and shaking like a leaf. "Finally one of the RCMP got up and put on an apron and helped cook up the eggs and bacon." Working the cash register for the first time in her life added to her problems. "When someone would give me a ten dollar bill for a Eve-rent coffee, I would ring up on the till." She went back to Kitchener for a short time, then return- ed to Lethbridge in 1948 or 1949. When Angie first arrived in Canada she says she didn't like it and wanted to walk back to Czechoslovakia. Now, however, she would nsver leave Lethbridge. "I love it here, I couldn't part with she says. She does, however, bold deep feelings for her home- land. In 1968 when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia she remembers, "it affected me very much and put the coun- try back 30 years." Her. uncles, aunts a brother still live in Czecho- slovakia where she visited them in 1989. "I put the big stuns on all of she says, occasion- ally unsure of her English yet rarely making a mistake. "I posed as a saleslady and pushed my way into my uncle's house. They-didn't re- cognize me but were very surprised when they found out who I was." While in Prague a fight broke out in St. Wenceslas Square over some Englishmen taking pictures which is il- legal. Czech police needed an interpreter to talk with the Angie was asked. Angie Cajcik serves coffee ond conversation Beat The Heat! ADMIRAL I.T.U. AIR CONDITIONERS While They Lost LETHBRIDGE APPLIANCES Wwnt 905 3rd Avenue South WINDOW COOLER SPECIALS! 5000 BTU 6000 BTU WOO ITU Other and typw at Comparable low Prices CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. S. Standoff man jailed for weapon possession A 23-year-old Standoff man was sentenced to 80 days hi jail Monday after he plead- ed guilty last week to a charge of possession of an of- fensive weapon. On July 14, Arnold Healy shewed up uninvited at a ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAl MECHANIC Sdhworfz Wdfl. 222 Srti St. S. 32S-4O95 lawn party at 303 6th St. S. and threatened the people there wilh a knife. A 20-year-old Balcarres, Sasfc., man was sentenced to three months in jail after he admitted breaking into the Safeway store, 316 6th St. S., and stealing about worth of merchandise. Nyle Creely smashed the front window of the store July 15 and stole some cigarettes and other items. The jail Jerm was given because Cree- ly had a previous record. After explaining to them that the battle scarred square was sacred to the Czech people and that they could not take pictures, she drifted into the crowd. She remembers the police yelling that they had not fin- ished with her and telling people to stop the woman in the yellow scarf. Not wanting to get involved Angie pulled the scarf from her head and disappeared among the mil- ling crowd. When she returned to Can- ada she could have kissed the ground she was standing on she was so happy to be back, she says. She was frightened many times in Czechoslovakia, even though she was not classified as a runaway refugee. All has not been roses dur- ing the 25 years behind the counter. About one and a half years ago the Metropolitan closed and Saan stores took over with the thought to clos- ing down the lunch counter and sending Angie to Calgary as a manager in another iiore. Hie counter closed for three months, during which time many people asked when it would open again. The counter reopened a year ago March and she was back serving her friends. "Now its been so long that babies that used to come in with their parents are bring- ing their own babies Angie says. She remembers 5th Street S. as the main street of Leth- bridge. She adds "it is not a skid "It hurts my feelings when people say that I have not seen anything nasty on 9th Street The stores are nice and friendly." Angie admits that she has thought of quitting, cnce go- ing as far as giving seven months notice. But now those thoughts are gone. "If 1 am still moving I win be here in ten she says proadjy. Couple from the United Slates comes into Lethbridge every five years to see if Angie is still at the counter. They can expect to see her a few times yet And maybe have some of the finest cof- fee and conversation in town. Funds okayed for area centennial projects The provincial cabinet has approved expenditures for seven projects in the Leth- bridge district to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the North West Mounted Police in Alberta. The expenditures are in- cluded in the the cabinet has approved for 14 projects in the province. Four of the seven projects were approved for Fort Mac- leod, first home of the NWMP, who arrived in Alberta in 1874. The Fort Macleod Histori- cal Association received 770 to erect a centennial build- ing. The Fort Macleod Cen- tennial Society was granted for a special historical homecoming event and the Fort Macleod Laonettes club Armed men unsuccessful in Sparwood hold-up For the two aimed men who attempted Monday after- noon to steal from a Royal Bank courier, Spar- wood, B.C.'s first armed rob- bery ended -in failure. Disguised as department of Man, son killed in crash Two Lethbridge residents, a father and son, were killed Monday when the car they were driving collided with a truck at Kipp, eight miles west of Lethbridge. Joseph Ondrik, 50, and his son, Timothy Michael, who would have been 14 Monday, both of 1105 16th St. N., were westbound on Highway 3 when their car collided with a truck crossing the high- way. The truck was driven by try highways personnel, they flagged down a 1970 Bronco four miles north of Sparwood as the vehicle was transport- ing the money to a Royal Bank branch in Elkford, 20 miles north of Sparwood. "When the vehicle stopped Li the fake highway con- struction zone die robbers had set up, the two men pulled handguns and forced the driver, Ken Jensen, and a female passenger, both em- ployed .by the bank, to leave the vehicle and walk to- wards a nearby creek. However, the bandits were uaabte -to get the money which was kept in a special- ly filled compartment in the vehicle. They then got in a getaway car and drove away towards Sparwood. The getaway car was found about half an hour later parked in the Spardel trailer court in Sparwood, but the two armed' men were no- where to be found. Two members of the identi- fication section, RCMP, from Cranbrook were called in to was given to aid m completing a centennial ground.. In addition was granted for the beginning of archaetogical work at Writ- ing-On Stone Provincial Park, where an outpost was estab- lished in 1887 and occupied until 1888. The other expenditures were: to support the provincial museum and ar- chives in archaelogkal ex- cavations of the Fort Mac- leod garrison site, to the Blood Indian Tribe for ceremonies inducting RCMP officials into chieftainship and to the Cardston and District Chamber of Com- merce for creation of a dis- play of original paintings and copies depicting the RCMP in action. Donald Frederick aid Sparwood BCMP investi- eon, 40, of Sylvan Lake. roadblocks were up Lethbridge Coroner Dr. John Morgan has not decided if an inquest will be held. at Fernie, Bkirmore, and Fort Macleod, but the ban- dits are still at large. Local bookstore offers Information Canada books Young faces behind office desks Those new and young faces behind store counters and desks are not the evidence of local abuses of the child labour laws. More likely they're the re- sult of Canada Manpower's Exposure '73 program. More than 30 young people between the ages of 13 and 16 are getting an introduction this week to business and ed- ucation opportunities in the city. It's to help them plan a career. The junior high school stu- dents work a five-day week _of half-days and receive a honorarium. Some 55 city businesses have opened their doors this summer to UK program which is funded by the provincial department of culture, youth and recreation in with Canada Manpower. Books on Canadians and government publications, pre- viously available through re- tail outlets in some of the countries larger cities, can now be purchased at a local book store. Dave Nance, manager of the House of Books in Leth- bridge carries some of the more popular books put out by Information Canada. Among the better sellers are: Native Trees of Canada, Birds of Canada, Canada Yearbook, unabridged and ab- breviated editions, Survival Guide in Northern Regions, frying training manuals on learning to fly. Books also stocked and have proven popular deal with gardening, rock col- lecting, cooking, the outdoors. A Northern cook book is one of the more unique items. It tells how to cook such things as rabbit, beaver, wild duck, venison, caribou, rein- deer and even sweet grass buffalo. The House of Books, which has handled Information Can- ada books since the middle of June is one of a number of book stores which make available the books to smaller centres, at a retail level At one time says Mr. Nance, the books were available only in such centres as Ottawa, Van- couver and Winnipeg. The retail outlet provides the customer an opportunity to see first hand some of the material that is produced by the federal department. A customer can order through the store a book which may not be available or order the book privately through the Queens Printer. In addition to the general interest type of books, gov- ernment publications which deal with parliament and gov- ernment departments, for ex- ample, agriculture (periodi- cals) the Economic Council of Canada, Energy mines and Resources and Canadian Wild- life Service, are available. noot COVEUNOS Cvsfetn lotions Pfc. 321-0372 2716 12 S. ASTRO REALTY LTD. KAWASAKI 75 c.c. to 901 c.c. 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