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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta MOBILE storied with the turtle, graduated fo a covered wagon, and grew into a 24-foot by 52-foot mobile home. The house-sized mobile home, which consists of two 12-foot wide trailers combined, is one ot nine mobile homes on display ot ihe exhibition. The two and three bedroom mobile homes ore completely furnished. Some features of the trailers are Jack and Jill bedrooms (one room with a one and a half baths, and trt-exits. The display is situated in the com- pound in front of the Exhibition Pavilion. Every Job Has Pros And Cons, Even Running The Girlie Show Solurdoy, July 25, 1970 THE IEIHBRIDGE HERAID 15 Red Dunsing Boasts 36 Years Keeping Giant Midway Rolling "Red" Dunsing has been with Tliomas Shows since 1934 and lie wouldn't trade those 36 years for anything. This year's Whoop-Up Days midway is all handled by Thomas Shows and "Red" han- every detail of making the show stays By SWIHART Staff Writer Every job has its pro and cons in this old world, and Ted Hawkins' job is no exception. It's just a little different is all. He is manager of the Cotton Club Revue at Whoop Up Days, a show which he de- scribes as "all or practically nothing on beautiful girls with a scope to suit the tastes of everyone." He said some of the problems encountered as manager of a travelling entertainment show include transportation, weathe and performers. Elmer Safely Winners Listed Three southern Alberta youtl and one from B.C. are listet among the winners in the El nrer's Summer Safety Contes No. 1. The contest is sponsorec by national newspapers'. Winners of second prizes Flyle accessary kits are Barbara Peterson, Owendale. Larry Barrass, Coleman; Ger- ard Stalk, Fernie, B.C., and Gloria Schmidt, Magrath. "We have to worry about get-1 He said the owner of the show, show are constantly on the look- ting all the equipment and the I Carl Green, has to put up a '--J performers from one spot to an-1 bond for each employee j he said. when the troupe enters Canada. "With all the trucks and j "This is just a formality but equipment, there is duty to pay it still ties up quite a bit of at the Canadian United States j he said. border, licences to buy and road i "Illness with the employees lax in some states and prnv-jhas never been a real problem but the housing at each city can out for bad weather. "Some of the working crew stays on location at all times to protect the superstructure of the tent from possible damage due to he said. "With this business, the man- agement can take a real beat- ing if the weather forces can Fine A Lethbridge man, Keith Karren, was fined a total of and Costs when he appear ed in magistrate's court in Lethbridge Friday. After pleading guilty to driv- ing a motor vehicle while his bleed alcohol content was ovei .08, Karren was fined On a second charge of refus tag to take a breathalyzer test he was fined the minimum of Apparently Karren was con victcd of impaired driving in April of 1969. Along with the fines he was also prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Can ada for a period of one year. mces. "If a query arises with any i pose some -problems." cellation or a poor attendance accommodations for the 10 per- j With any show which relies because regardless of the turn- formers and three background on the public for support, wea- j performers must be staff, then the problem shifts toither is the key factor and -Mr. i paid." me." "Hawkins said "members of the j He said the monetary com pensation helps fcr all the head aches and the job is a chal- lenge with the constant change of people and conditions daily "It is a steady 12 month job tut it d o e s n' t pay for 12 months." He works for an hour each day after the shows doing the bookkeeping and arranging for the next day's performances. During the winter months, he attends fair conventions to plan for the summer route. His actual time on the road during the summer is 23 weeks, three months of which he is ac- companied by his wife and three children. He said the only bad part of the job is the separation from his family and his regular home. One sure gets to missing the central air conditioning and tel- evision at night." When he is at home in Evans- ville, Indiana, the family enjoys nights o u t at legitimate the- atre and dining because "the social activities during the tra- velling time are about nil." He said the only time the family can have any type of va-1 cation is during the Christmas I time when his wife is not teach- ing school. During this period we usual- ly travel about visiting relatives and friends, even though it is net the best type of vacation." INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES ITD. ESTABtlSHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 dies sure road He can do all the jobs that have to be done himself anc he makes sure that every job gets done. Walking through the midway, he keeps an eye and ear, on what's going on. Over the years Ms ear has become attuned to the sound made by every ma- chine and ride.' He can tell how fast a ride is going just .by lis- tening; if something is wrong he can spot it immediately. The job of keeping the mid- way functioning smoothly is a big one. It takes 75 vehicles to move :he show from one town to the next. There are 37 trucks just for the rides. About 40 or 50 people are on staff permanently to set up and ;ake down the rides and keep .hem running. In each town about 20 or 30 men are ftired to help set up. If the labor market is in good shape more may be hired and he rides go up more quickly. On the average it takes about 12 hour's to get everything up and ready to go. An important and complex part of the job is setting up the electrical power system. The show supplies all its own power from four Caterpillar and two GMC units. These are set in a row down the middle of the midway. As the lights go on in the evening and the rides i A survey is done each morn-1 to find young men who are will- get busier more units are cut ling. Parts that look as if they ing to'work on the midway, in. [are going to wear out are or-1 Most of them ask first about The power cables present an- dered in advance so no time is j wages and have to be told what other problem. Great care is taken to maks sure they are safe for the public. A definite pat- tern is followed each lime they set up and all the lines are lost through breakdowns. "Red" emphasizes the safety checks that are a constant con- cern of everybody on the mid- 16 do all the time. People are becoming more sophisticated, loo. What they want now in a ride, be said, way. Safety belts and lock-bars Was something that would color-coded to speed up job. Replacement parts are car- j ing are politely refused admis- j put up ried far most of the sion to rides. j rrom t the; are checked every day. Persons i "damn near kill them." If the 1 ivho have obviously been drink-1 law would allow it you could a pole and twirl them top with ropes, he although the trucks are scr-1 The show carries insurance, said, and they would love it. viced by local garages where- but "Red" says accidents are ever the show happens to be. Major parts are ordered from the home office and flown in. few and far between. Despite the changes over the I years, he likes his life. "I en- joy it. I feel he said, Things have changed over thal he ,vouidn.t feel years, he said. It's harder today I right doing anything else. ZOWIEl-Allison Stillwell keeps on eye on sister Elizabeth as they enjoy a real screamer of a ride al Whoop-Up Days. The color and thrills of the midway at the 1970 summer fair at Lethbridge will run to a close iate tonighl, concluding six action-packed days for all ages. KIDS AND CARS ALWAYS A HAPPY FAIR TIME COMBINATION Watch For Fool Watchers Watching Feetjr "SUNNY" FROM THE COPA CLUB WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON- Etc. Truck Truck Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North "Scrap It Our Busin" Phone 328-1771 Navy Airmen Plan Reunion Former members of the Ca- nadian Naval Air Group are being sought for a reunion in Edmonton Thanksgiving week- end. Timothy Bell of Edmonton, a former Fleet Air Arm member and six other former navy-air members in Edmonton are pushing for the reunion. "Naval air is now says Mr. Bell, "but we ought to be able to keep something going.'1 i The seven couples in Edraon-1 ton get together socially. j Former navy-air servicemen i interested in the reunion may contact Mr. at 802 Royal j Bank Building, Edmonton. Sipliou Tenders Close Aug. 17 Tenders will close Aug. 17 for1 construction of a sewage siph- on pipeline between the city's south side plant and the sec- ondary treatment plant being built in the riverbottom west of 9th Ave. N. The twin pipeline, when com- pleted next spring, will carry sewage that has received pri- mary treatment to the north side for secondary treatment. Eventually the south side By .IUDI WALKER Staff Writer Bird watchers watch birds. i money watchers watch money, 'girl watchers watch girls. And feet watchers watch uh, feet. Feet watchers could have iiad a field day at the fair. Fifty thousand different kinds of feet walked through the midway, youth-a-rama, kaliedarts. and Exhibition Pavilion during Whoop-Up Days. Sandals, clogs, cowboy boots, exercise sandals, oxfords, loaf- ers, sneakers you name it, someone wore it. And some didn't wear shoes at all. The assortment of outfits was just as great. The majority of ;he fairgoers donned something western blue jeans, western ties, cowboy hats, or leather I er rings on their fingers. The i style Tuesday night when a j odd shirt and tie was seen j downpour caught people with- amidst the tie dyed tee shirts out the rubber boots., and faded blue jeans. Most fair- goers dressed casually. Big, floppy hats were prom- inent during the sunny weath- er: paper bags, newspapers, and rain hats during the rainy weather. Barefeet became the sudden ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4095 1PHALT j J ICCTDIID ASHPHALT PAVING TOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 plant will be phased out and j vests. Many wore peace syrn- the line will carry raw sewage i hols around their necks, beads to the north side plant. around their heads, and leath- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ROYAL BANK A limited Number of Openings Are Still Available In Our MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM If You Are Seeking a Challenging Career, Offering: Salaries Promotional Opportunities Based on Merit Arrange To Discuss Your Future With Us By Contacting Any Branch Manager Or Apply Direct To: B. K. WER5HLER EMPLOYMENT OFFICER 335 Ave. S.W., (23rd Floor) CALGARY 2, Alberta Telephone Lethbridge Community CoEfsoe if SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION COACHING SCHOOL for Grade XII Supplemental Examinations July 30th August 8th, 1970 TENTATIVE TIMETABLE a.m.-English 30, Mathematics 30, P'nysics 30 p.m.-Mathematlcs 31, French 30, Biology 30 p.m.-Chemistry 30, Social Studies 30 Classes Begin July 30th, 1970 Fee: per subject 'PRE-REGISTRATION PRIOR TO JULY 30lh, IS DESIRABLE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CONTACT: SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Telephone 327-2141 ext. 228 ;