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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -SaiufJoy, June 6, 1970 THE IEIHDRIDCE HCRAI.D 3 Nears Completion MAGKATIf (HNS) Grain seeding in the Magralh district is 85 per cent completed. Ccol weather in May delayed farm- ing as wild oats grows belter ;it that particular time. One inch of rain in Ihe final week in May assisted the seed bed but record temperatures in the Sill's have depleted much of the top rroislure. Generally there lias been lit- tle reduction in grain acreage. Fall wheat had already been sown when the wheat reduction plan was announced in Ottawa. Farmers who felt it tea dry to plant last fall were auto- matically in planted spring hut most have wheat. T h e y don't feel there is enough of a wheat surplus and don't like the idea of empty bins in case of natural catastrophes. B i g acreage farmers will benefit most from the govern- ment plan. Some had already reduced wheat acreage in favor cf barley and other crops the past two years so there is Ml a great change in seeding this year. Seed cleaning plants have had as busy or busier trade this season. Farmers do not favor the idea cf little production when they recall dry years with low yields. Many feel just one drought would be enough to reduce any surplus. h-s. Strang Of Magrath MAGRATH (HNS) Mrs. Irene Strang is proof activity keeps one young and healthy. She celebrated her 82nd anni- versary recently. Born Irene Coleman at Par Valley, Utah, she came lo Cai ada with her parents in Jul 1903. Her mother, Jemim Price Coleman, stopped in He ena, Montana to visit her 9; year-old mother and a sister. Fifteen year old Irene and sister-in-law Dora were senl o to "do for" a family of 12. She came to a shack on Po hole Coulee where prairi grass was table high all over. "I still remember going be hind that shack in the lall and crying for the friends I lei in Mrs. S'rang says. When Irene Coleman was 1 she played on Magrath's firs women's basketball team. S'h js the only survivor of the or ginal Pothole team compose of: Ethel Evans, Phoebe Bing ham. Sarah Tracy, Mary Ha. and Irene Coleman. They al lived soulh of the creek. The team they opposed wa from "The the are; p o pu I a t e d north of Pothoh Creek. It included Jennie (Forsyth Cardston; Flor ence James, Ada Gibb. Lizzp Head (all deceased) and Afton Harrison (Anderson Famous were the games o "Pothole against The World' famous in Ihose early days that their picture was include( in Magrath's Golden Jubilee edition. "We never played indoors1 recalls Mrs. Strang "It was al ways outside as soon as weath er would permit. Jo and Irene were married on her birthday, June 6, 1006, They had four children, Leon ard, of Salt Lake City: Una (Mrs. Percy Poulsen) of Taber; Everett and Harold, both de- ceased. Mr. Evans was killed in an elevator accident in .1926. Mrs Evans reared her children and took an active part in the com- munity. As a member of the LDS Church she has worked in all the auxiliaries of the church, Primary, MIA, Relief Society in the presidency five limes and has been a Visiting Teacher for 51 years. NEVER BEFORE TRUCKLOAD of COLOR TV AT A SENSATIONAL SALE PRICE Thurs. thru Sat. June 11, 12 and 13 c_ Perfect for patio, den, kitchen and bedroom. GRAIN IN TRADE SMITH'S 236 13th St. N. Phono 328-2235 Main Street, Coaldale Phone 345-3272 Honored COUTTS family of Russell Blackmer honored him en the occasion of his 80th birthday. Open txnise was held al his borne in Milk River and 150 guests, many cf them old- timers in the district, stopped by to wish him well and to re- call old times. Mr. Blackmer is in very good health and enjoys working in his garden and playing crib. He has 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and many of them were present. The birthday cake, deoorated by Marcella Thielen, was dec- orated with a perfect crib hand aixl covered with 80 stars. DANCtKS members of the Claresholm Recreation Department dance course received trophies in recognition of their accomplishments. Left to right are Linda Johnson and Pa} Isaac with teacher Mrs. Lynett T I I I e p a u g h, of Calgary, making the presentation. -Paul Andersen Photo At Pincher Creek PINCHER CREEK (Special 1 The mill rale of the Town of Pincher Creek will remain al mills, on par with that of 1869. The new budget calls for 12.09 mills for municipal pur- joses. 27.55 for School Founda- ion, 7.2 for separate and divi- sional schools, .62 for Ihe Chi- nook Heallh Unit, .10 for the 'tanning Commission and 7.44 "or debentures. The business ax assessment was set at 15 mills. Tax notices wi 11 be distri- buted at the find of June, call- ing for a 7 per cent discount allowed until July 31 of this year and an 8 per cent pen- alty to be added afler that day. On t h e calculated basis o one mill approximating S4.000 in value, the Town anticipates a return from property assess- ment, in 1970 of Othei revenues expected during the 12-month period should amount to just over On the expenditure side the bndgel Daughters Of Turin Couple O A. Receive University Degrees TURIN (HNS) Miss Mil- :lrcd Kubik graduated recently from the University of Calgary ivilh a bachelor of science de- gree in psychology. She is the youngest daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kubik of Turin. Miss Kubik completed her elementary education here and 'ier high school education at Picture Butte. In her last year at the uni- rersily, Miss Kubik worked part time at Ihe Rehabilita- ion Society of Calgary for the Handicapped under the super- ision of an occupational ther- apist. In the fall, she plans to work- in the area of psychology. At the same time. Miss Mary ive Kubik received her bache- or of arts degree in physical education, speech and drama rom Idaho State University at Pocalello. Entertain Oldsters PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) 'he Picture Butte Order of the Royal Purple recently enter- ained 43 senior citizens. They were treated to a lunch .nd entertained with commun- y singing, piano selections by leather Rae and Gregg Gib- cms. Pam Sueher and Ihe Gibbons sters did baton twirlirg. Bingo was played and Ed Dhudleigh won the door prize. Miss K u b i k received her She was selected for mem- early education in Turin and Picture Butte. W h i I c attending university, she was extramural director of Idaho Slate women's athletics and resident assistant of Turn- er House. bership in Who's Who Among American Universities and Col leges. Miss Kubik is planning Lo re- turn to Idaho State Universil; in the fall. She will work to- wards her master's degree un- der the assistanlship program. Eight Events Featured At Chariot Cluh Races PINCHER CREEK (Specia Enthusiastic spectator watched the second annuscial occasion. It is likely that a "name the omplex" will IK conducted to the official opening. Details of Ihe program were ade (lie responsibility of the creation department, to be to council for ap- proval at. a subsequent meet- ing. ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE YOUR CAR IS READY FOR VACATION? Believe us folks we mean it when we soy don't take chances on your vacation trip driving on un-safe tires and mis-aligned wheels, faulty brakes too let the perts at Kirk's put your mind al ease with a free safety check! by GET NEW UNIROYAL TIGER PAWS WIDE BELTED TIRES The High Performance Tires with tlie Jazzy Red Stripe Handle sustained speeds of better than 125 mph. Grip and hold on corner and straight- away. Have the guts to take over good roads or bad Yet, they ride like a limousine tire and rnuch, muth more. Orange and Dual White Rcver- libles. AT LOWEST PRICE EVER! CONVENIENT TERMSI SEE THE TIRE EXPERTS CANT AFFORD NEW TIRES? GET YOURSELF TIGER TREAD RETREADS A brand new wide tread design Ihnt offers the ultimate in performance for a low prica tire features a better bond and splice free construction that can only be found in Orbifrcad Trt Retread Process. Size 6.50 x 13, WITH TRADE-IN ONLY 12 MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR SAFETY NOW WiTH. OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT ALL WORK GUARANTEED PERFORMED BY EXPERTS! BRAKES f SHOCKS WHEEL BALANCE ALIGNMENT "THE BEST DEAL FOR EVERY TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE-1621 3rd Ave. 5. Phone 327-5985 TABER-6201 50th Avenua Phone 223-3441 FERNIE, B.C.-Phone 423-7746 WHEEL" ;