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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta LCI homecoming Memories., those fond memories By BERNICE HERLE Herald Slat! Writer Time waits lor no one. It keeps moving on, taking people and Incidents with it in its endless march. But everyone likes to look back, to reflect: on the "good to recall a fleeting moment of joy, or to be grateful for getting over the rough spots. The time from 1930 to 1935 must hold many mem- ories for the high school students of .the Collegiate Institute, who are gathering in city to- day for their homecoming reunion. The 30s were a time of excitement. Students of this period were con- cerned wilh the various events taking place in world, in Canada, in Lethbridge and of course at LCI. _ As far as world matters were concerned, Canada was still strongly tied to and dependent on Britain. Thus what Britain did influenced Canada and her way of, life. On the international scene, India was trying to gain independence, King George V was opening the five- power'naval conference, British warships were being sent to Egypt, earthquakes in Italy were killing thous- ands and Pope Pius XI was already taking a stand on the controversial matters of birth control, divorce and sterilization. Time to remember At LCI incidents were also taking place that would make the 30s a time to be remembered..Tht> were putting out their annual yearbook, The Valedicta. Philip Akrigg was the editor and Joe Sauder was assistant ediior. Cleve Hill covered sports and Harrison and Ethel Underdahl were in charge of the literary pages. John Dogterom was the photographer. Canada, though burdened by the depression, still made advances. The depression seemed to toughen the people and they showed their inner strength in many achievemenls. The governments of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan put up a joint front to protect co- operatives and businesses against price drops. The governments of Macdonald (Alberta) and Bennett (Can- ada) showed their power. Roosevelt introduced his New Deal, and Captain Erroll Boyii was tile first Canadian to fly tha Atlantic. At LCI, many days wero filled with excitement over the Junior lit. presentations. One of the plays presented was Dr. Knock, about a doctor and his wife stranded on a mountain'road. One of the best-known LCI plays produced during the 30s was Adventures of Grandpa, which kept all of its audiences laughine. Hil- ton Edwards played grandpa, Jean Scott played dancing mistress and Bill Beta and Belly Buchanan played the parts of the young children. Growing city as a city was growing, and building its foundation around the farming of sugar beefs. In 1930 it had the best sugar crop of its history, with 24.33 tons of beets to the acre being harvested. Many moves were made by city council towards irrigation and ele- vator building. Pride was growing more for the Lethbridge airport, and during the 30s many people gathered when the airstrip was visited by the National Air Tour. Airmail was a wonder to the people. The city conducted many annual drives which Included the re- lief fund and the apple cheer fund at Christmas. The collegiate was busy with many activities such as the orchestra, directed by Mr. Ray, and the school newspaper, The Gazette with editor Philip Akrigg and William Domeier in charge of printing. Best typist awards were given to Betty Sutherland and Bernadette Hudson. Speakers like Professor Smith, from the Uni- versity of Alberta, were talking to students on hygiene. The collegiate had also decided to no longer accept Grade 12 Catholic students, who had their own school. Many new teachers were hired, including four teachers to teach Grade 12. The sporting world certainly was not at a standstill during the 30s. Many great names were evident. The Montreal Canadiens won a Stanley Cup, Bobby Jones an open golf tournament. A light-heavyweight champ- ionship went to Max Rosenbloom, and the Red Sox captured the White Lunch trophy. Percy Williams was Canada's 100- metre track star. LCI students put strong effort into many sports, but they were not always victorious. Basketball was the chief activity and many of the games were quite mem- orable. On Saturday, Jan. 11, 1930, the LCI five was outclassed by Raymond High 52 to 16. Later the same season they were defeated by Cardston 30 to 25. A prominent LCI player of this time was Mickey Maclean. During the season of 1934-35 a fellow named Walker picked up many points for LCI. The girls, once they began their basketball team, accomplished a better standing then the boys due to their organization, fast movement and good shooting. In one of many games, they beat Cardston by a score of SS to 22. They also thoroughly defeated Raymond, 32 to 9. Hazel Thornhill was the star player, getting as many as 15 points a game. Besides basketball LCI was active In rugby, foot- ball and field meets. Students broke several track rec- ords. J. K. Knight broke the high jump record, with a jump of 4 feet n'z inches. Elsie Degaust broke the run- ning broad-jump record for the girls, with a leap of 75 inches. 700 attendance The average altendance at LCI was 700 students, with a 95 per cent record. The 30s were the time when LCI students could enjoy lillle things like showing off the new Ford car that came in a variety of colors, with new striping and streamline moulding. The girls could read Dorothy Dix's Letter Box and everyone could enjoy the comic scries Bringing Up Father and the Katzenjammcr Kids. Then at the movies, the show Rio Rita with Bebe Daniels and John Boles was rated as "the motion pic- ture of the ccnluo'." There were also many popular songs, like Mart Kenny's The west, a rest and you dear Oh what a dream t'would be A cozy little cottage Beside a western sea And who knows someday mayba Our dreams will all como A cradle and a baby The west, n nest and you. Those wonderful memories HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 75. VOL. LXV No. 17lT The LetKbndge Herald "Stroi'ng South Alberta and Southeastern B.C.' ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1972 Price 15 Cents "FOUR SECTIONS 52 PAGES ,V 1' Baby bonus scheme goes on shelf CAUGHT IN POLICE CHASE Police armed with machineguns stand watch over persons ordered out of a building where were found hiding after a police chase. The incident occured after o series of small bonfires were (it in the central districl of Buenos Aires by youths protesting eg aim I the military government. (AP Wirephoto) War end hopes raised WASHINGTON (Reulerl Hopes for progress toward end- ing the Vietnam war rose cau- tiously today as a result of President Nixon's announce- ment lhal the United States will return to the deadlocked Paris peace talks July 13. The President disclosed tha lalest peace months after the talks were broken off a news conference in the White House Thursday night. In his first formal session with reporters for more than a year, the president warned that the bombing and mining of North Vietnam will continue, despite the resumption of the talks, until Hanoi agrees to a ceasefire and the release of U.S. prisoners. Nixon refused lo give the rea- sons for his decision to'retum to the negotiating table, but said he based it on an assumption that Hanoi would enter into con- structive and serious talks. U.S. officials said later that the president received no guar- antee that progress would be made, but he would not have made his assumption without reasonably firm indications about what might be ahead. GIVES POSSIBLE DATE Nixon used a carrot-and-stick approach, saying the war would end by Jan. 30, when the next president will be inaugurated, if the Communists negotiated seri- ously, Officials signalled its Interest in serious negotia- tions by putting to the United Slates a series of questions about the president's May 8 speech. It was in that speech tliat he announced the resumption of full-scale bombing, suspended since 1968, and the mining of North Vietnamese ports. Nixon again rejected sugges- tions that the United States might be wiling to discuss set-' ting up a coalition government with the Communists in Viet- nam in return for a settlement of the war. OTTAWA (CP) The pro- posed new baby bonus plan was delayed .indefinitely Thursday night by strong opposition criti- cism in the Commons. Privy Council President Allan MacEachen called off debate on the bill containing the plan when it became apparent the Commons was not going lo give it filial passage aflcr an all- day-debate, the llth day of de- bate on the bill since March. With Parliament hoping to re- cess for the summer today, it was not clear what would hap- pen to the plan to cut off family allowances for better-off Cana- dians and give more to the needy who pass an annual means test. The government bill had been subjected to concerted New Democratic attack because it abandoned the principle of uni- versality of baby bonus pay- ments to all Canadian parents with children. The Conservative party ob- jected to what members called the bureaucratic nightmare that would result as the government pought to confirm incomes of those seeking the payment. TAKE FFIOM RICK It agreed with the Idea that only the poor should receive the bulk of the payments but said the government should recover payments to the rich through income tax. The Social Credit party agreed. The hill could be resurrected again in the fall if the govern- ment recalls Parliament before an expected fall general elec- tion. Longest day in your life as clocks add second WASHINGTON (A P) Today will be the longest day in your life. other day since man began recording time has had seconds. At 6 p.m. MDT, midnight Greenwich Mean Time, today the world's timekeepers will add an extra second. The purpose is to correct a discrepancy in time-keeping due to tiny changes in the earth's rotation. The changes were discov- ered in 1958 with the develop- ment of atomic clocks so ac- curale it would take years for one of them lo gain or lose a second. Conventional clocks mea- sure time based on the as- sumption that the earth takes exactly 24 hours to rotate on its axis. Atomic clocks record time by registering vibrations of atoms making up a mole- cule of a special gas. These clocks have noted a tiny slowing in the earth's ro- tation. To compensate, tha world's master clocks since 1958 have been subject to fairly frequent, extremely minor corrections of a thou- sandths of a second here and there. So, by International scien- tific agreement reached more than a year ago, the world's official timekeepers today add a full second just before mid- night GMT. When a country's official tune-telling station sends out its midnight GMT time signal, it will first send six short beeps to mark the five sec- onds from 55 to 60. Then, it will pause for one second be- fore beeping the long tout marking midnight. 2-headed radio system killed Govt. plans no bill to end port rift Chamberlain may never sing again HAMILTON (CP) Charlie Chamberlain, a step-dancing balladeer from the Don Messer television show, is in hospital with a serious heart condition and doctors fear he may never sing again. It was revealed today that 61- year-old entertainer collapsed during a television rehearsal earlier in the week. He is in Hamilton's St. Jo- seph's hospital where he is listed in satisfactory condition. He is being treated for heart failure and lung congestion. Mr. Chamberlain, who came out of the northern New Bruns- wick lumber woods to join Don Messer in the 1930s, has been a fixture on the nationally tele- vised old-time music show. Ha is best known for his Irish bal- lads and lively step-dance. "This is a terrible shock for all of Mr. Messer said. "Charlie and me have been to- gether for nearly 40 years. OTTAWA (CP) Labor Min- ister Martin O'Connell told the Commons today that the gov- ernment is not considering spe- cial legislation to force striking Quebec dockworkers back to their jobs. Asked whether such legisla- tion is planned in the wake of an arbitration ruling Thursday that the strike Is illegal, Mr. O'Connell replied: "Clearly, no." "It is not, surely, desirable." He said the law already re- quires the workers to go back to work following the arbi- tration decision. A new law "does not, to me, seem appropriate." Although the minister re- jected special legislation to deal with the dispute, which has tied up St. Lawrence ports since May 17, the government left open the possibility that the House will be called back for sittings next week, delaying the slimmer recess scheduled to start today. strike hydro TORONTO (CP) Two-thirds of Ontario Hydro's union employees were off the job tills morning after an additional employees did not show up for work across the province. A total of members of Local 1000, Canadian Union of Public Employees, are off the job. Management and union rep- resentatives are wrangling over whethar the workers are strik- ing or locked out. Today the atomic piles at the million-kilowatt Pickering nu- clear generating station were damped down as Hydro decided to close the facility for the weekend "in the interests of plant safety." OTTAWA (CP) The unex- pected demise of the new two- headed radio system proposed by the CBC is expected to send shock-waves through the Crown corporation. Some of the implications emerged quickly Thursday after the- Canadian Radio-Television Commission announced it had turned down the CBC bid to es- tablish two different styles o( One and Radio Two. Laurent Plcard, CBC execu- 'tive vice-president, called the decision disappointing and said it raises questions which he will have to probe with his officials. Mr. Picard becomes CBC presi- dent Aug. J, succeeding George Davidson. NO HERALD SATURDAY The Herald will not pub- lish Saturday, July 1, the Do- minion Day holiday. Full coverage of the holi- day weekend news scene will be carried Monday. Freed poisoner back at the game LONDON (CP) Graham Young, a smooth-talking, 24- year-old stockroom clerk, was found guilty Thursday of killing two fellow workers and adminis- tering poison to four others. At the sensational nine-day murder trial in St. Alban's, 30 miles north of here, the public was shocked to learn Young had tried it all his own family as a schoolboy. A court had ordered him locked away in a maximum-security mental hospital for 15 years. But after nine years, hospital doctors de- cided he was cured and let him out. Within months, Young was back at the game. This time he used thallium, recording in his personal diary each groan as his fellow workers complained of strange stomach ailments and, in two cases, limped their way to the grave. One facet of Young's makeup that was brought out at the trial was his admiration of Hitler and women-killer John Christie. The court was told the ac- cused's ambition was to go down in history as a mass mur- derer. Dr. Henry Rollin, a consulting psychiatrist and member of a pasple board, tried to be reas- suring as he told a reporter: "There is a mere handful of men of this degree of evil in each generation." Holdout chess champion may he blacklisted The government appointed Lord Butler, master of Trinity College, Cambridge, to begin an immediate inquiry of how Young was allowed to leave Broad mooor, the Berkshire hos- pital for the criminally insane, six years before his time was up. Son of working-class parents in northwest London, Young was 14 when he tried to poison his father, stepmother, sister and a school friend. "Poisons give me Young was reported to have told the Old Bailey criminal court. The decision will be hailed by critics of the new program pol- icy which they said smacked too much oE commercial radio. This point was stressed by several persons appearing at CRTC hearings here in March. The CRTC decision agrees with this view. The commission says the proposals move the CBC "too close lo the program- ming already available on many of the privately-owned radio sta- tions." CHANGE STARTED The CBC already had started transforming its AM, amplitude modulation, and FM, frequency modulation, networks into Radio One and Radio Two. The AM One to carry brief news and information items and light music while the FM network- Radio to provide longer documentaries, drama and serious music. The corporation also re- quested permission to set up six new FM stations to extend its French and English networks. The new French stations were to be at Quebec City, Ottawa and Chicoutimi while the Eng- lish outlets were planned for St. John's Nfld., Halifax end Cal- gary. The commission has deferred ruling on these applications. CRTC Chairman Pierre Ju- neau he is not against more FM stations but the cur- rent applications could not be approved because they were linked to the new program pol- icy. Pilots strike Northwest MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP> Northwest Airlines pilots went on strike early today in a contract dispute, halting service hy the seventh largest United States air carrier at the begin- ning of the United States Inde- pendence Day holiday weekend. Seen and heard About town f'ALM, cool, and collected disc-jockey Panl Tessicr, asking his friends if they have contributed to the Mex- Tickey fund Pat Sin- clair trying to figure out how to go water skiing without getting wet Fanny Hop- kins telling a friend that he needs new glasses after re- ceiving a compliment on her good looks. AMSTERDAM (AP) The president of the World Chess Federation has threatened United States champion Bobby Fischer with blacklisting follow- ing reports he is holding out for a cut of the gale receipts from his world chess championship with Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. Dr. Max Eucw, the world fed- eration president and veteran Dutch grandmaster, said Thurs- day night that if the 29-year-old American fails to appear Sun- day for the start of the world chess championship in Reykja- vik, Iceland, he stands to lose his rights to play for the world title "not only this time but per haps forever." Fischer was seen Thursday night at New York's Kennedy airport, but Icelandic Airlines said he did not board its flight to Reykjavik. When reporters tried to question him. his body- guards fended them off. The next flight to Reykjavik from New York Is tonight, but Fischer in the past has refused to fly between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday due to vows he took as a member of the Church of God. The gate receipts probably will be considerable. Matches will be played three to six days a week in a sporta palace with seats at each. And the series is expected to last two months. Neiv format for comic section The change in format of the weekend colored comic sec- tion in today's Lethbridge Herald has been diclated by risr.og costs. Jsing the full page size in- staad of the tabloid or half size as formerly, makes it possible to put three strips on a page. Some of them are smaller than before but still all are quite readable. More and more newspapers are adopting this format be- cause of the saving in news- print. Readers will also have no- ticed a change in the list of comics. Naturally, it is im- possible to use everyone's preferences, but The Herald list contains most of the ular comics as tested by bolli Canadian and .American veys. Welcome home LCI graduates ;