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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Juni 9, 1973 IjipijMSW Eamily life by MAUREEN JAMIESON CAMPING friends will have to do without ihe pleasure of my company this summer. I have promised the children to spend our vaca- tion at some teeming metro- polis. It really doesn't matter which one, they say, as long as human habitation is clear- ly, visible at all times, and no more than 100 feet away from any given spot on the road. Five or six summers after wistfully watching cars zipping out of town, laden to the eyebrows with camp- ing gear and gaggles cf gig- gling youngsters. I finally talked my husband into ex- perimenting with a tent. Both of us were novices at the game, so we headed for a rental store and asked to be properly outfitted for three days under canvass. It was a little late in the week, Friday evening to be exact, but the store gave us what they had a tent, air mattresses, sleeping bags and a thermos and heavily burdened, we set off on a. collision course with na- j ture. somewhere in the moun- tains. I We arrived at our camp- 1 sits at dusk, and I was amazed to find how difficult J it is to get a fire going with- j out some source of light. j Actually, it is even harder More Family I Pages 18, 19 j F.O.L BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Ave. Aond 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 Cards for 1.00 or Each Three 7 Number Gamei JACKPOT ana Pren Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Children under 16 not allowed to cook in the dark. I tossed a large amount of sausages into a pan and sat back and j listened to them sizzle. When my nose finally told me we had a problem, it was too late. The fire burned the bottom out of our improvised pan, the sausages fell through, and in my enthusiasm to get rid of flying sparks, I tossed a bowl of water into the mess and doused the flames. At this point we would have settled for cold canned beans, but cf course I bad left the can opener behind. Stumbling around in the dark, we discovered such joys of nature as potholes, creepy crawlies and, I think, either cactus or nettles. I found my way into the tent, tripped over a stack of inflated air mattresses, and burst two of tham. We eventually bedded down for the night and I dosed off, to ba wakened by something large, snuffly and furry breathing over me. Terrified by my screams, the Thing headed out into the night, and I headed out into the car. locked myself in, and spent the rest of the night surrounded by Barbie dolls, comic books and a mouthwatering selection of canned goodies that I longed to sink my teeth into. Morning came and was wonderful. We could see! Son Three could see to drop his jacket down a ravine. Son Two could see to fall into a stream with all our towels, Son One could see to split his head on a rock. We stuffed our gear into the trunk of the car and headed hems, two days ahead of schedule: scratching our mosquito bites and pouring lotion on assorted cuts and bruises. For months afterwards, the children wouldn't even get into the car with me to go to the drive-in movies, unless they checked to make sure we carried emergency food rations, a flashlight and bandaids. But even after ail this time I still can't understand why it takes five times more equip- ment to go camping 50 miles out of town than it took for the pioneers to cross a whole continent hundred years ago. It just doesn't make sense! Gary, Linda, Rick and Dennis HATT are pleased to invite friends and relatives to an OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 10, 1973 in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of their parents Lloyd and Henrietta p.m. 2218 14th Ave. S. NO GIFTS BY REQUEST FATHER'S DAY PIPE SPECIAL! FOR DAD A SCRIPTO BUTANE LIGHTER WITH EVERY AND UP PIPE LEONARD PAYNE 'DRI-KULE CLASSIC' i NO MOISTURE NO TAR NO GUK i: LEONARD PAYNE'S PLEDGE i 'My pipes are guaranteed against every possible haz- I; ard except loss. Repair free. Money back guarantee' ji Buy Canadians Working j WE ALSO CARRY BRIGHAM PETERSON MEDICO GBD AND GUILDHALL PIPES SEE CANADA'S FINEST PIPES AT MARCEL'S SMOKE SHOP PROFESSIONAL BUILDING 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE j. Filming 6The Dream' By MAUREEN AJMIESON Family Editor Whoosh whoosh A ham of surpass- ing grandeur and great age gathers a full head of steam for a dramatic television de- but. Old engine 136, masquerad- ing as locomotive CPR.144 grinds into gear and moves down the track into camera range. Anonymous voices bellow instructions. Cameras roll. And one hundred extras lounging along the railway embankment galvanize into EJtion, swinging mallets and hauling rails under the stolid gaze of a group of Indians on horseback. Episode five, an hour-long segment in a documentary series on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, is L! the making. The film, The National Dream, based on Pierre Ber- ton's books, The National Dream and The Last Spike, 4s scheduled for release on the Canadian Broadcasting Carporaticn television net- work in spring. Cast and production crew are on location in the middle of flat, empty prairie on the virtually unused railway track between Cassils. and Scandia, south of Brooks, blown as the Casslta subdi- vision. Telegraph poles, barbed wire and crops are nowhere to be seen. The only evidence of modern civilization If cluster of area residents scat- tered around in lawn chain, munching sandwixhes and taking occasional snapshots. On camera, the scene is the memorable July 28, Itt3, when the CPR laid t record- breaking six miles and feet of track in a single day. "This was a record for the whole construction of the railway across says CP archivist 0. S. A. Lavallee, who is acting u liaison between CP and the CBC. Old railway track still in use "The record railway lice ran through Strathmore (east of Calgary) and some of that 1883 track is still in use on branch lines around there." Producer Jim Murray ex- plains his intention is "to capture the machine-like or- ganization which had enabled them to do the job so fast. "They had a very efficient system, in spite of the fact most of the work was done by he says. The scene, lasting a brief 30 seconds, is repeated four or five times, and two ex- cellent takes are on film. Undoubted scene-stealer is the Rogers' locomotive, de- livered to the site on a flat- car from the Ontario Rail As- sociation museum in Bramp- ton, Ontario. "It holds a record for longe- vity on a Canadian public according to Mr. Lavallee. Build in it was in continuous service 77 years and rine months. "We took it out of service May 1950, at the very end of he says with mark- ed pride. In its guise as CPR.144, old 136 boasts a funnel smokestack, but in its big transformation to a passen- ger role, it will carry a sporty, diamond-shaped af- fair on top; along with a new number, 14S. The venerable locomotive "could go 60 miles an says CP enginesr Vic Curr, who has been driving steam and diesel trains "since Nov- ember 2, 1923." Pointing up front to the shiny new attachment under the smokestack, Mr. Curr says, CP "had no old head- lights. But they had a blue- print, and they had that one made for "The clothes are authentic for the era and come from the CBC property depart- Mr. Lavallee points out. There "were no overalls or professional work clothes in those days. Engineers wore good suits, vests engineers and trainman were always well paid and had social status equal to the community doc- tor or lawyer, and looked upon themselves as profes- sionals. "Train and engine men tended to use an old but good suit, including vest and watch. "The men playing the part of track he says, in- clude "50 high school students and farm boys." There are also "about 12 to 15 profes- sional CP track maintenance employees" in the cast. "They had to quite literally unlearn a few techniques because they are reproducing working practices of the 1830s, which were less safe than those of today." Mr. Lavallee ex- plains. Rails used in the documen- tary are cf the old-fashioned 'light' variety, weighing only 6CO pounds each. Among CP officials lending their railroad expertise to the project is H. A. (Alex) Price, a professional engineer frcm the regional office in Vancouver. On and off cam- era, Mr. Price keeps an eye on the accuracy of track con- struction, to ensure authen- ticity. Jack Hewitson. another CP man from locomotive head- quarters in Montreal, is sup- ervising the engine. He is also the man largely responsible for putting the locomotive in operating condticn. Although financed with public funds, information en the cost of the production was not forthcoming. Mr. Murray, who shied away from an- nouncing the size of the bud- get, would only say "it is the most expensive production the CBC has ever done bigger than Jama." This weekend, as filming in Use Cassils subdivision draws to a close, the mem- bers of the cast will scatter to their homes. The crew will roove on to Calgary to film in Heritage Park before heading for the mountains of British Columbia. For episode five, the big test will come in spring, when thousands of prairie TV switches are flipped on. Old- timers, and younger folk who first heard the ripe old pio- nesr tales at grandpa's knee, will lean forward expectant- ly to see if Pierre Berton, CP and the CBC will really tell it like it was! Distinguished visitor Lurking behind dark renowned author and 'broadcaster Pierre Berton, visiting the set of his television documentary. The National Dream, at Cass.ls sub- division, just south of Brooks._______________________.... ________ Pierre Berton narrates calendar of local The regular luncheon of the i ture will be a fashion show _of i rlii rin tTrtUJtlR ft tin TT1US1C Leihbridge Christian Women's Club will be held Monday at lix'o p.m. at Svert Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Special fea- graduation gowns and music will b2 by Mrs. Maida Mack. Mrs Jean Hall, area represen- tative for CWC, will ba the HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Need Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR LEAVE AT 4H2 lit AVE. S. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HAIL A SI80 Blackout Bingo ployed for fill won every Saturday plus JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Careis for 51.00 or 25c each (Located Next to No. 1 Fireball) GEORGE TAKEYASU MANAGER BERT MAC'S Radio-TV Ltd. Now located at 708 3rd Ave. S. is temporarily CLOSED For Renovation11! sneaker. Nursery service avail- able at Churdi of the Naz- arene. For reservations, please phone 327-8033 or 327-3251. All women welcome. The family of Pres. and Mrs. R. Donald Livingstone will hold an open house in their honor Sunday, June 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friends are invited to call at 516 20th St. S. Lethbridge Lodge No. 32 Or- der of the Royal Purple will hold a regular meeting Monday at 3 p.m. in the Elks' Hall. A good attendance is requested so that members may meet the new slate of officers. Lunch will follow. Faith Rebefcah Lodge will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows Hall. All Rebekahs welcome. Members ara asked to bring hangers for the girls club. Members of the Original Pen- sioners and Senior Citizens Or- ganization are asked to meet at the civic centre before a.m. Friday to board the bus to St. Georges Island. Fare is and persons are asked to sup- ply their lunch as no refresh- ments will be served. The IOOF family picnic will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. on the I Garrett Lomas farm. All Odd- j fellows, Rebekahs and families welcome. MELD DOWN BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) About 44 per cent of the Com- mon Market employees are women, but only six per cent hold top-echelon jobs, the Euro- pean trading bloc said. The voice is familiar, though the face is almost un- recognizab'e behind large, dssrk mere affecta- tion in the harsh light of the open prairie. The soft, white hah- is fluffed out by a force- ful wind no respecter of the famous. Pierre Berton stands on the disused railway track in the Scandia subdivision, south of Brooks, and. somehow mar- ages to give courteous atten- tion to an interviewer who vies for his favors with as- sorted cameramen, production people and autograph hunt- ers. The courtesy of this unex- pectedly tall man is some- thing of a rarity on the bust- ling set of The National Dream. This Canadian Broadcast- Ing Company production, says Mr. Berton, "is a much better than an earlier, Ameri- can televised version of his "favorite" bock, Klondike, The Last Great Gold Rush. Two Berton books, The Na- tional Dream and The Last Spike, were adapted for the ten-part documentary on the building of the Canadian Pa- cific Railway, and Mr. Bertou is here to do the narration. "I've followed it from the very says Mr. Berton. "The narration is be- ing done on all locations from Montreal to Saskatche- wan, Alberta, B.C. and the Rockies all over Can- Mr. Berton's insistence on realism for his railway saga led to "frozen lips in 20 be- low weather last winter, somewhere out of Thunder Bay. "The film froze, the camera froze and then I froze, and they had to pom- hot coffee down my throat to thaw me Scenes filmed at the Cas- sils subdivision "are mostly frcm the fifth episode The Railway General, I think but they're never shot in sequence. "They may be doing some scenes from the sixth and seventh episodes here now." "A team, of researchers was working for one year on ev- erything from how rails laid to he says. "They were using old photo- graphs by the thousands to make sure things were ac- curate. Of the 21 books Mr. Berton has had published, the rail- way duo, he says "from dol- lar volume, were my big- gest sellers." In between moderating a new television show. The Great Debate, radio appear- ances and writing, Mr. Ber- ton will edit and polish the CBC documentary. In ore aspect, at least, his is the final voice: "I had his- torical control written into the he explains. "I don't much like people fid- dling with my stuff unless I have some control over The National Dream, pro- duced by the CBC and writ- ten, narrated and 'edited by Pierre Berton, will be tele- vised at 9 p.m. each Sunday night in March and April, 1974. WATCHERS Do You? We Cm Help You.. .Join Ik A Ct ASS Ml YOU ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH p.m. and p.m. CARDSTON UNITED CHURCH TABER CIVIC CINTK! Wrdnlday. p.m. THURSDAYS p.m. Cardston, Alberta Tuber, AJberta FOR INFORMATION CAU ZENITH 0-6124 (Toll Free) COMING TUESDAY EATON'S BIG I-49 Watch for it! Wait for it! It's the Eaton Sale eve ryone waits for. Cheek the big full page in Monday's Herald ;