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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE IETHBRIDGE HEBAID TSiTidov 1977 ivmq u Oldtimer recalls Lethbridge as trainmen's whistle stop CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY Alfred McKeague has been around for a long lime, and at 95 years of oge, he's slill going slrong. Mr. McKeague, who celebraled his birlhday yesterday, was one of the pioneers of ihs west, and remembers tethbridge as a slop for trains. Bill Groenen, pholo L.alcnna Lethbridge Lodge No. 2 IOOF will meet on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Lodge Rooms, 4th Ave. and 5th St. S. n H An open house for Mends and relatives Mill be held on Sat- wood. urday from 2-7 p.m. at the home of Mrs. George Grisak, 927 9lh St. S., in honor of the marriage of her son, George Dennis Grisak, and Alberta Grisak, formerly Miss Under- DEPARTMENT MANAGERESS Required by local firm to lake control of a large China and Giflware Deportment. This person should be recenlly or actively employed in a similar or related position. Basic salary plus bonus and other benefils. Please send complete resume as to employment, age, martial slntus, etc. to Box 48, lethbridge Herald. All replies strictly confidential. By JT.TDE TUIUC Herald Staff Writer Alfred McKeague had Ms be- ginnings in a 13 room house, built by a southern genllemai during the time of the war be- tween the States. The year was 1877, the prov- ince was Quebec, and the place was Danville, where "gooc Maple trees were everywhere." "I remember that said Mr. McKeague, "it had big rooms, and I mean rooms, not these little things today. It had big southern type veran- das and big green windows. Never appreciated what I had till I moved away." Mr. McKeague began work- ing at an sarly age, and by the time he had reached Ms 16th birthday, he was "signec on with the CPR, and I lied about my age. I had too, or they wouldn't have let me on. Mr. McKeague travelled we while with the railroad, and was stationed at Cranbrook. He ran the line through to Lethbridge, where the trains turned around and headed back to B.C. "My first glimpse of this place was in he said, "and I don't bebeve there were over 200 people here. "There was no such thing as Lethbridge then. It was what we called a whistle stop. "Mostly it was just a lot of little coal engines lussin' around and narrow guage tracks to Montana." During this time, Mr. Mc- Keague tried ranching, but "after the winter of 1906 and 1907, I decided to quit. "Those were bad years, with the cattle starving and people able to ride over fence posts, think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 ..NTS 1 nm a candidate for President of the United States. Who am I, tnd lo which political party do I belong? HOW DO YOU RATE? 71 lo SO pointi Good. 91 lo 1M polnli TOP 5COREI 61 lo 70 polnli 81 lo 9G polnli Eiedltnl. 60 of 1 T H'mml "FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION" What mcusurcR Bhould be token to put an end lo Iho current wnve of airplane hijackings? YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I j NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announced '.hat an estimated to Soviet (CHOOSE ONE: military, civilian) advisors werebelngtent home by his government 2 British Home Secretary 7 resigned last week after being named In a controversial bank- ruptcy case. a Japanese terrorist Kozo Okamoto was sentenced to 7 for his part In the Israeli airport masEacre In which 26 persons were killed. a-the death penalty b-llfe in prison c-life In a state mental Institution 4 Name the new Patriarch of the 250 million mem- ber Eastern Orthodox Church. f, Jean Chretien, the Minister of Northern Devel- opment, recently rejected a f 30-mlUlon project that would have created a tourist town in National Park. a-Prince Edward Island b-Glacier :-Banff PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....abdicate a-a concluding part 2.....promulgate 3.....epilogue 4.....faction 5.....Intractable b-to proclaim or declare c-a dissident group d-not easily governed or managed c-to renounce or relin- quish PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that you can correctly match with the clues. 1.....Ferdinand Marcoa n-Preslcienl of Argentina 2.....George Pnpadopoulos b-President of Guatamala 3.....Gnnornl Alejandro c-Prcsldcnt of the Phillp- AffiiEtln Lnnupfio pinrrR 4.....Archbishop Makrrlna d-Premler of Greece 5.....Genoral CarloR Arjnn c-Prcsidcnt of Cyprun Osorlo STUDENTS 724-72 e VEC, Inc. __ the snow was so deep." Mr. McKeague's work exper- ience was far from limited to ranching and railroading. During his 11 years of living on the Indian reservation at Brocket, he served as magis- trate for the Norlh West Mount- ed Police. "They got me my commis- sion, and I hoard ordirary cases strictly for the he said. "My first case was the Indian Agent out there a white man and I wouldn't make a decision. "He was naught shooting prairie chickens out of season, and I fined him 510 after writ- ing to the Attorney General to see if what I decided was al- right." Besides serving as magis- trate, he continued his work with the CPR as trouble-shoot- er. "I wanted jobs that had prob- he said, "that's why I was put on as trouble-shooter, and I liked it. "The night of Frank Slide, I was at home, but went out, and a fellow with me volunteered to cross the slide and warn the eastbound train of what had happened. "He made it in time alright, but told us he could feel the rocks moving when he was climbing over and under the pieces." Mr. MeKeague added that the slide claimed more lives on the buried train than the CPR knew of. The night be- fore, the company had "sent a load of construction wor- kers; a group of Chinese and Euniopeans. "We never knew how many, and they're all under there on that he said. Memories of his days in Leth- iridge included lines when 'an Imperial bottle of whiskey was 80 cents, beer was two big jugs for a quarter, and people came in to stand at a long bar 'or two or three quick ones, and off again." "The people who lived here were the ranchers, railroad men nnd the miners. Old No. 3 was a town all to itself. They had nothing lo do with Leth- bridge; even had their own taxis." After close to a ccr.lury of life, Mr. McKeague looked back at his times, saying, "when you live this long, you're in a different world. "If I could, I'd do it differ- ently. I got advice back then, and I wouldn't take it. "In the last 25 or 30 years, you see things a lot belter; and they were right." Golden Mile Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Bus trip to Beau- vais Lake. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. Tuesday: Singing, a.m. Coining events: August 21: Bus trip to Little Bow Park. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. The centre is planning a nine- day, autumn leaves bus tour, to Vancouver and Victoria. Ap- proximate date, September 26. Further information may be ob- tained at the office of the cen- tre. Noteworthy: Maintenance repairs to homes of senior citizens through Opportunities for Youth project. If you have any- work to be done in and around the house, contact the centre at 327-5333. Purpose of tMs project is to provide minor repairs to the homes of senior citizens who could not otherwise afford it. Please note that August 11 is the final date names may be taken for these repairs. THE BETTER HALF By Barnes "Is a fortune cookie with the promise of 'finan- cial gains' in the very near future collat- eral enough, Just Jude By JUDE TURIC CUMMER help isn't too hard to come by, nnd once hired, it often proves to be the life of the place. Our summer help at the Herald showed up look- ing eager, willing and ready to report their hearts out lo the waiting public. Office hours proved them to be congenial people, giggly when the time warranted; serious when the occasion arose. The best part was hidden, until lately. Now that some particular quirks in their nature have shown up, the regular staff insists on replays. Of special interest, is a phobia revealed by cub reporter Bernice. She's afraid of stairs. Her fears seem to be well founded, and in her recounted tales of stair adventures, it's easy to believe she's the innocent victim of the sadistic steps. A parlicularily vicious attack was launched by the stairs of a local coffee shop and carried out to the extent of inflicting injuries. Unsuspecting of any such planned encounter, Ber- nice sallied forth to enjoy her ritual cup of coffee, at the usual time, and tbe usual place. She successfully scaled the first set of steps, ven- tured to blatantly walk down the next, came to rest on her knees, arms outstretched, reaching for the door, shocked look on her face, and an I-knew-it- would-happen glaze in her eyes. Result: bruised, tender and days-after delicate knees. Once the embarassment of the moment had passed, she agreed to tell all, beginning with her younger days in Saskatchewan, when, while doing an errand for her mother, she found herself sliding down the stairs. She not only bounced her way to the bottom, but also managed to stick a metal flowerpot on her head, resulting in a pretty clangy ride, and a resounding din in her ears. Another episode placed her atop the brutally con- crete stairs of the Exhibition Pavilion, with a desire to get to the safety of the solid, flat ground. Her courage, spurred by a successful half-way descent, quickly deteriorated as a laggard shoe sent her tripping. Visions of a bloody, broken head led her to grab for side railings, and nearly yank her arms free of her body with the force of stopping the fall. With these incidents stuck close to the top of her memory banks, it seems she should staunchly refuse to ascend, descend or think of stairs. But indeed, she insists on conducting her private battle with "next time it'll be them." CONFIDENTIALLY YOOR5 TORONTO, July 27th Now! 3 new and exciting ready-to-serve salads from LE SUEUH. Each or all three of these LE EIEUB CHILL AND SERVE SALADS COHN AND KIDNEY BEANS CABROTS, CORN AND BEANS PEAS, CORN AND GREEN BEANS, as well as the original 3 BEAN SALAD, offers a handy solution to tha weekly problem of meal planning and variety for that hungry family or guests. Each comes in its own distinctive dressing to give an added touch as a main salad, an appetizer or as a tasty relish with meat. BB sura to stock up on all four of these great LE SIEUR SALADS the perfect homemaker or hostess helpers delicious! IT'S NOT A MYTH! Changes in water, over-indulgence in fresh fniits and vegetables or just nervous excite- ment will often cause diarrhea or "Summer com- So whether your plans include travelling afar or enjoying your home or cottage be: sure lo keep DR. FOWLER'S EXTRACT OF "WILD STRAWBERRY handy. At the very first sign the nausea, cramps or weakness of diarrhea, non-consti- pating Dr. Fowler's Extract will bring quick, gentle relief. Dr. Fowler's Extract, formulated from roots and herbs, has been helpful lo over 6 generations of Canadian adults and children. You, too, can depend on Dr. Fowler's Extract! OIA-L and of town, Bride elect, Miss Susan Smith, was recently honored rith several showers. Hostesses ncluded Mrs. Dorothy Dick and co-hostess Mrs. Thclma ilenner-Hassett; Mrs. J. J. Morrissey, Mrs. Vera Faizo, Miss Jan Heath ar.d a combined shower hos- cssed by the city lifeguards. Veterans' convention to be held Several members of Lelh- hridgc's Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit, No. 58 IM attending the 31st dom- inion convention of the club in Montreal July 30 to Aug. 4. The convention will (leal with veterans' affairs nml youth de- velopment. llic men's divi- sion will be; George Martin, president; Sid Slater, first vice- president; Dick Burnham, sec- ond vice-president; I. K. Me- Nccly, first vice-president; pro- vincial command, I'Yccl Yemen; sccrclary manager, Bob Mid- dlcton nnd Johnny Gcrlock. The Indies' auxiliary repre- will be: Ann Sinter, dominion secretary; liilccn MarUn, president; nnd Bcrnicc Swltzcr, treasurer. Try a little Tenderness: ALBERTAS OWN CHICKEN! ROUND-UP CASSEROLE 3 eggs, boaten Up. mil !i Isp. pcppor 3.i to 1 lip. Ae'cent 1 tsp. paprika 2 cups finely-chopped cooked chicken 1 !i cups milk ?3 cup chicken broth 2 Ibsp. finely-chopped onion 2 ibsp. minced parsley 1 cup cooked rica 1 cup dry bread crumbi (or cup addi- tional rico and cup crumbs) Blond eggs, soil, pepper, Ac'ccnt and paprika. Add all remaining ingredlonlsj mix thoroughly. Spoon into greased ihallow ccmerolo; icl dish In o pan of hot Bako In moderate oven (350 degrees F.) about 45 minutoi or until a knifo iniflrlcd near iho centra comes out clean. Romovo eaiscrolo promptly from Iho pan of hot waiorj lot Hand about S minutei bo fora culling Into icrving piocos. Makes 6 icrvings. If doiirod, servo with chicken gravy or mushroom laucti. Cranberry sauce mo km an especially nieo relish contrast. Bend ui your fworlti ehlcktn riclpi ind wi will Mnd you e book-full erl OUFL rollir Grovnn' Mwkttlrn Boird -P.O. KX 3133 STN. A EDMONTON ;