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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Juno 5, 1970 THE LETHBRIDCE HERAtD 25 Holy Cross Church Is Memorial To Fort Macleod's Silent Past By KAY 1'AYNU Herald News Service FORT MACLEOD June 10 this year will mark the VOlh anniversary of the consecra- tion of Holy Cross Church, Forl Macleod. For Rev. L. Redmond and his parishioners, it will be a time for rejoicing. To commemorate the anni- versary, there will be a parish dance the evening of June 6 and a barheque in the after- noon of June 7. On Wednesday evening, June 10, there will be a solemn mass of commemoration. The outside appearance of the church has not changed druing the past 70 years. The inside lost some of its histori- cal character, when the origi- nal main altar was removed a few years ago. It was replaced with a smaller altar, facing the congregation, in accordance with liturgical renewal. At the same time, it was found impractical to restore the original paintings on the ceiling and walls, and they had to be painted over, giving the church a more moder'n look. In the early days, mass was said in the tiny chapel of the Mission House. It was demol- ished when the present rectory was built. In those days the church was served by Oblate Fathers from St. Boniface, Man., as it was part of the Diocese of St. Al- bert. It was not until 1912 that the Diocese of Calgary was founded. This included the Par- ish of Holy Cross. One of the early missionaries to serve this district was Fath- er Lacombe, who devoted his life to ministering to the Indian people, who gave him (lie name The first entry in the record book of "Mission Sancta Cruix, Macleod" for 1883, bears Ins signature. This entry records the baptism of William Henry Laroque, son of Elzear and Sophie Laroque, in February, 1883- .v The early records of the church were all written in French, and include many of historical interest. March 12. 1881. The marriage of the famous guide Jere- miah (Jerry) Potts to Mary Mesamilsitsin (of the Blood Indian tribe) his fourth wife. This entry is signed by E. M. Segal, OMI. March 1893. Baptism of Jere- miah James, son of Jerry and Mary Potts. July 1894. Baptism of another son, William Potts. March 1895. Burial of Wil- liam Potts, aged seven months and 18 days. On July 15, 1896, the entry reads: "We, the under- signed, have buried in the cem- etery of this mission, the re- mains of Jerry Potts, dead yesterday at the age of 52 years. Were present many of the Mounted Police, several others, and Dr. Girartl, who signed with me. (sgd) G. Eigouette. Also recorded is the baptism of Mary Charlotte Flora Mac- Donald, daughter of Samuel Benfield Steele (commanding officer of the North West Mounted Police) and his wife Mary Elizabeth, in December 1892. The buriel of two men killed in accidents while working on the CPR Leo Paul Basso (handcart turned over him and broke his leg, and he died from the accident) in May 1904, at Michel B.C., and Mathuise Raimondo, in October 1904. The first wedding entered in the book of records is that of William Parker and Catherine Koran, January, 1888, and the last wedding shown is that of Michael Cain and Helena Grif- fin, Oct. 31, 1911. A lasting memorial of Father Lacombe was erected by the first parishioners of Sancta Cruix, in the form of a beauti- ful stained glass window. Also to be seen in this church are the "Way of the Cross" paint- ings, wlu'ch were dedicated March 14, 1886, by the Kt. Rev. Vital J. Grandin, OMI, Bishop of St. Albert, and must have been used in the early Mission. One of the first missionaries known to have worked in this parish, was a Jesuit Priest from Belgium Father de Smet. He arrived in the early 1880's, after working among the Blackfoot in the U.S. The first cemetery for Holy Cross parish was consecrated by Father Lacombe in Novem- ber, 1888. According to the Macleod Gazette of November 8, 18888, "The new cemetery is enclosed by a neat picket fence. A large white cross stands at Uie Eastern end and can be seen a long distance off." In those days the price of a single grave was and for a two grave plot, Among the signatures in the books of records are those of the following Oblate fathers L. Doucet; Leonard Van Tig- hem; E. M. Segal; Donat of Foisy; H. J. Blais; H. Leduc; W. Conure; L. Lebret; M. Le- pinc; L. S. Culerier; J. J. M. Lestanc; L. J. Danis; V. Lc- Goff; 0. P. McQuaid; J. M. Salaun; E. Van den Daele; A. Page; A. Blanchet; J. H. Em- ard; K. Meyer, also Bishop Grandin and Fattier Lacombe. Motor Vehicles Sales Show Drop OTTAWA (CP) April sales of new motor vehicles were lower than a year earlier for (lie fifth successive month, fall- ing to cars and trucks compared units in April, 1969. The Dominion Bureau of Sta- tistics report Thursday said dol- lar sales totalled against in April, The trend continued of a dec- line affecting vehicles made in North America, while sales of imported vcliicles continued to rise. In April, the bureau said, sales of North America units were down by 21.6 per cent and the dollar sales by 18.5 per cent compared with a year earlier. Imports on the other hand rose by 17 per cent by volume and 19 per cent by dollar value. For the period January through April, sales of all vehi- cles are down by 19.7 per cent in volume and by 18.6 per cent in value. Imported vehicles in that pe- riod took 17.5 per cent of the market compared with 11.5 per cent a year ago. In terms of dol- lar value, the imports slice was 11.7 per cent against 9.3 per ANOTHER ALBERTA P.J. SMOKER WINS .and on the average, there's a big RJ. winner every 48 Mr.BobRenlonof52nd 'Avenue, Edmonton, has found some interesting reading and it's right in his own bank book! A tittle while ago, the same bank book made very dull leading. Bui then Mr. Renton found a Peter Jackson cash certificato worth When he comes down to earth, Mr. Renton will decide to do with his ten thousand dollars. Until then, he's happy just to read his bank book. If your bank book could maka belter reading, switch to Peler Jackson. Some recent winners Mrs. Mnrioko Hnffcn Box Fairview Apia, an. Kclowna, B.C. Mr, Marry Kleparchuk 13919- 135 A Avcnua Edmonton, Alia. Mrs. F. M. Humphries 5010 Blenheim St. Vancouver 13, B.C. RJ. gives away more big cash prizes than any other cigarette the average, Canadians are finding P.J. certificates worth or every 48 houra. As required In all contests ol this nature, a skill-testing quralcon must bo answered correctly. cent in the comparable period last year. OAKVJLLE. Ont. (CP) Ford Motor.Co. of Canada Ltd. reports a sharp drop in vehicle sales for the first five months of the year. Deliveries totalled unite, almost 23 per cent from the cars and tracks sold in tbe corresponding period of 1969. May sales were cars nnd trucks, down 23.6 per cent from May of 19G9. Car sales for the first five months totalled down for the same period last year. Truck sales were down from 23.906. Exports line WINNIPEG (CP) Cana- dian wheat exports in the week ended May 27 totalled bushels, bushels less Uian the previous week's 000, the board of gram commis- sioners report. In its weekly report, the board said the week's total was greater than the bush- els the same week a year ago. Visible stocks of wheat de- creased bushels to a total of bushels. Farmers' deliveries of 000 bushels were greater than both the bushels the previous week and the a year ago. Other exports, with the pre- vious week's total in brackets: Oats nil barley rye 10.000 flaxseed rapeseed Visible supplies of other grains oats barley rye flaxseed rapeseed Farmers' marketings oats barley 000 rye flaxseed rapeseed Country elevator shipments- wheat oats barley 000 rye flaxseed rapeseed Lakehead stocks of all grains totalled bushels, less than both the previous week's bushels and the the same week a year Former Tory MP Dies At 90 WOODSTOCK, Ont. (CP) Dr. Donald M. Sutherland of nearby Embro, a former federal cabinet minister, died in hospi-i :al today. He was 90. Dr. Sutherland was minister or national defence from 1930 to 1934 under Richard Bennett, 'onservative prime minister at that time. He became minister of pen- sions and national health in 1934 and held that post until again ur.der Mr. Bennett. j He held the rank of major and j was appointed to command a j company in the 1st Canadian In-' 'entry Battalion during the ?irst World War. He participated in the second Battle of Ypres and was se- verely wounded at Pilkem Mdge. He was woimded again in the Battle of Uie Scmme while serving as commander of the 52nd Battalion of the 4th Di- vision. He was awarded the Dis- tinguished Service Order. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Embro for Dr. Sutherland, a bachelor. Princess Pregnant OSLO (Reuters) Crown Princess Sonja of Norway is ex- pecting a child late in January or early in February, a medical lullctin said today. Crown Prin- cess Sonja, 32, a commoner, married Crown Prince Harald, 33, in August, 1963. Tlu's will be their first child. THIEVES TAKE CHOPPERS COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa 'AP) Two muggers took the )ite out of their victim early Thursday. Norman E. Kaye, K, told police two men jumpdd him and took his billfold containing and "some other in- cluding his false teeth. Police said later they had found >f Kayc's not lis dentures. We help you 'MEAT your budget Prices effective until closing Saturday, June 6th TABLE RiTE RED BRAND TABIE RITE RED BRAND STEER BEEF Cross Rib Roast ALBERTA Yellow Sugar Pkg. NABOB ASST. Jelly Powders 12 f.r 1lM HUNTS WHOLE Tomatces E. D. SMITH Ketchup.. ll-oz. bottle {L for HEINZ HUNT'S HALVES Peaches BLUE MOUNTAIN PINEAPPLE CRUSHED, CUBED OR SLICED I4-oi. TINS CLARK'S VEGETABLE OR Tomato 10-01. tins Dog Food Moms, colored Margarine 3-lb. pkg. GOLDEN YELOW Canada No. 1, Calif.....Ib. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ;