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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thursday, Mnrcli M, jfi1 1 Just Jude By JUDE TURIC r.j Alberta, being a relatively young province, still has a history can be readily traced to reveal some of tho more interesting whys and wherefores. Scattered throughout. HID province arc place names which, no doubt, have iniri- gued more than one person. A recently-published book, 2000 Place N'aires of Alberta, takes the strain off wonder- ing and offers some answers. Generally, it seems the most popular method of nam- ing a town, village, hamlet or stopping-off point was to take on the surname of the local postmaster. He (or sometimes she) .1 must have been very impor- tant to the people in the re- gion, as the name was us- ually readily adopted. The jmme of the only worn- nn in the territory or the first baby rated the same consideration, hence we gat such names as Garrington, Dorothy, Foreman, Wardlow and Millarville. Settlers, pioneers, early ranchers also provided many of the settlements with a cognomen. Cardston, was named for Charles Ora Card, Gleichen derives its name from Count A E. Gleichen, Raymond "was christened in honor of Raymond Knight. Our own city svas called Coal Banks a loose trans- lation of the Blackfoot name, the place of the black rocks. Postal authorities called it Coalhurst because there al- ready was a Lethbridge in Ontario. Lethbridge, the name of the first president of the local coal company, only won out officially in 18S5- The oldest slimmer village iu Alborla is named Kapasi- win the Cree word tor camp, and was established in 1918. Kammaskis bears the name of an Indian who, legend has it was struck by a blow from an axe but was only stunned and not killed. The range lake, river and lianiict "11 carry his name. Many places have retained their original Indian names, some with English transla- tions which the whites found much easier to pronounce. Hammer Hill was so called because a Cree was killed in his sleep by an Indian worn ail wielding a stone hammer Ghost River receives its name from a legend of a ghost seen travelling up and down this river collecting tho skulls of the dead slain by the Cree, and there are still many Indian graves there. My own favorite is Ghosl- pine lake and creek. A Blackfoot band raided sleeping Crees and murdered every man, woman and child. Only one Cree warrior es- caped. He was on a hunting expedition at the time. Finding lus family and friends dead and mutilated, !io painted his lace black in mournir.g and set oat on the trail of the Blackfeet. Ho managed to kill and scalp many of the band. For years afterward, the Crees avoided tho place as they thought the region was haunted by those who had died. Their belief was strengthened by the shape of a very strange pinetree near- by. j-amily Early registration advised by YWCA Sixty-four years AW1 Mrs, Edna Ridley, centre, was presented with a cor- sage during -the 52nd annual conference of the Alberta Women's Institute, for her many years of service with the oroanizalion. She joined Ihe institute in Ontario in 1909 and came lo Alberta in 1912. Mrs. Ridley and her hus- band have been residents of Taber since that time, and have attended five international conferences as well as numerous regional conventions. Shown with her are Mrs. Catherine'Habberfield, left, director of districl four; and pinning the flower is Mrs. Marion Alexander provincial president of AWI. Rural education concerns AWI By JUDE TURIC Herald Staff Writer Over 500 women of the Al- berta Women's Institute, dis- trict four, made recommenda- tions on the Worth Report on Education Wednesday. Branch representatives at Ihe two-day conference at the Park Plaza Tuesday and Wed- nesday, drew up a brief to be presented to tho education de- partment Catherine Habberfield, dis- trict four director, lead the dis- cussion and summarized points n the brief of particular inter- est to rural women. She expressed tho opinion that the Worth report on ihc ated with it were out." Community use of schools was favored, as well as the usual two-month holiday for students so that they might "get away from the tension of the school scene." The re-evaluation of teach- ers by qualified personnel, on a five-year basis was part of the brief as well as fixation of wages according to competence and quality, rather than de- grees and experience The AWI condemned the use drugs for behavioral intelli- gence or other changes on normal children, including such use by experts. They agreed to use by doc whole was good, although it j had "more of the urban needs in mind and disregarded the needs of tho rural people" af- fected by it. Of concern to the AWI was tho hardship of bus travel on rural students. The sugges- tion of dormitories was reject- ed, as it was felt formal educa- tion was important but "it must not take priority over parental guidance." The women's group put forth Ihe following as recommenda- tions: The suggested year round use of schools was seen as a possibility if difficulties assod- tor's prescription only, and tha' only as a last resort 'for those mentally or physically ill. Part of the report dealt wit the abolition of Grade 12 ex a ruinations, with the group stat ing that they held reservations about this action. They asked that results b watclied carefully, and exams be reinstated should signs failure in the system appear. The question of specialized chools, with the student al- ed to attend the school of choice, was regarded as ood for exceptional children r slow learners. But on a provincial basis, it .-as felt this sytem would be 1 no benefit, considering the rural bus system. Pre-school and adult ed- ucation via television network were endorsed by the group providing it could be put into ;ffcct across the province and not restricted to cable It was said that such a net- work would prove to be good for preschoolers in rural areas where kindergarten was out of the question. Along the same lines, the group vetoed the possibilities of Registration for the spring ession of YWCA programs s being hsld this week a t the YWCA office, 604 8th St. S. Programs begin next week, and registrations will also be .alien during the first session of each program. However, in case of overcrowding, those vtia registered beforehand will have priority. Classes to be held sit the Civic Sports Cenlre include keep fit, Mondays at 8 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday morn ings at 9 o'clock; and 'Swim ming lessons Mondays at 8 and 0 p.m. and Tuesday and Thurs day mornings at 10 o'clock. The Tuesday 10 o'clock ses sion is the very popular mom and-me swim program i which both mothers and in- structors work with small chil- di'en in Ihe pool. There is also recreational swimming at Uie same time. Badminton classes will he held at the centre at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, fol- lowing the morning keep fit programs. In addition, there are two 1 classes in creative movement for tiny tots on Thursdays at the centre. The three- and four- 1 year-olds meet for an hour at 10 a.m. and the lour- and five- year-olds meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tennis instruction is being p.m. at Gilbert Paterson chool; on Tuesdays from 8 to 0 p.m. at GalbroUh; and on Lliursdays from to 9145 >.m. at Lakeview. A two-hour mixed volleyball class for men and women is scheduled for Wednesday, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Lethbridgc Col- legiate Institute, and yoga for men and women will be offered Thursday evenings at the Bow- man Art Centre. The junior girls gymnastics class will meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Wilson Junior High and junior gymnastics for girls and boys is scheduled for Sat- urdays from 10 to a.m. at Gilbert Paterson. The girls advanced gymnas- tics, a two-hour session, will be held at 1 p.m., Mondays, at LCI. Fees for the programs range from for keep fit to for the mom-and-me swim pro- gram. Information on these programs may be obtained from the YWCA office, tele- phone 327-2284. T, The Cenlre. YWCA spring session programs in sev Mondays {rom 8 to J0 It was suggested that some alSO Lriugtuiu J-' forms of helping service, in-1 ral community locations.-Keep eluding financial, be provided m md will be offer for handicapped and disad- vantaged children in rural areas. The education of native chil- dren was considered, and it was recommended that Ihe THE BETTER HALF federal government transfer ils jurisdiction to the provincial level for better implementation. I In conclusion, it was said that reg'vial learning centres should made available to rural residents, offering to them what has been available to only urban dwellers. NOT GOURMET CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) Prison food may not be deli- cious but it is adequate. Justice Minister Gordon Bennett of Prince Edward Island, after studying complaints from, pris- oners at the Queens County jail about the food they're being served, said he was convinced the fare at the jail was whole- some, nutritious and plenitful. Mr. Bennett looked at the 12- day menu and sampled the meals. By Barnes Harry Hargrave attends AWI meet Dog burglar MELBOURNE, Australi f AP) A girl was mugged and robbed of by a dog. Police said the girl was walking along the street when the dog at- tacked her from behind and then ran off with her wallet. Macfeazies Annyct BINGO Scandinavian Hal! Z29 I2th St. "C" N. Fri., Mar. 23 p.m. Open at p.m. 5 Cards for GOLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4lh, Slh and 12th Gamei in 7 Numbers or IMS WORTH rn 57 Under 16 Yeari of Ag. Allowed Harry Hargrave, well-known resident of the area and mar- keting commissioner for Alber- a, was banquet speaker at the 2nd annual convention of the Alberta Women's Institute. Mr. Hargrave made a slide presentation of his visit to Dhina and spoke on his recent ,rip to Russia, commenting on :he various kinds of farm oper- ations in the country. "The people there are the same as we he said, "with the same sort of ambitions and-desires. They are interest- ed in agriculture and work lo make their ventures success M." During liis tour of the coun try, he saw many breeds of cat- tle previously foreign to the land, but imported since the Second World War. was shown a new breed of cattle which had been devclop- de on a huge state-owned ranch; a breed that took a pe- riod of 30 years lo develop." He commenled on the ex- cellent condition of the many Canadian Hereford catlle im- sorted several years ago, say- .ng they were "as gentle as I've ever seen them." Mr. Hargrave said the Rus- sian ranchers had hopes of ex- porting their brown Swiss cat- tle, and said they also hoped to import more of the Cana- dian stock. Mr. Hargrave added that while on lour in tho Soviet Union, he was honored with the presentation of a goat's eye. "I pretended it was an oys- ter, and it went down fairly he quipped. "Only question now is, should 1 ignore my bills and go to city jail or ignore my income tax and go to federal JACKPOT BINGO THIS THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 22nd Sponsorod by Aid of SI. Peler and 51. .Paul'i Church STARTS 8-.00 P.M. SHARP-PARISH HAll CORNER Ulh STREET B AND 7th AVINUE NORTH Jackpot Starts ol and is Won Every Thursday 2nd Jackpol in 53 Number! Slh-7 Ne. Jackpot Pot o' Gold 25C PER CARD OR 5 FOR Sl.OO ALSO FREE CARDS, FREE GAMES AND A DOOR PRIZI Parionl under 76 years nor allowed SAVE TRADE-INS ACCEPTED EVERY WATCFfAT ''MACKENZIE'S: Just bring in any watch and...regardless of its condition, we will allow you 20% to 50% off any watch in bur fine collection. IT'S TO YOUR CREOIT-A MACKENZIE'S CHARGE ACCOUNT! __ WITH WAJWSIIMJIED RUMJVIAGE SALE Friday, March 23, 7-9 p.m. Safurday, March 24, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH BASEMENT Sponsored by EVENING BRANCH A.C.W. DIAMOND MERCHANTS aVJEWEUERS ftECfNA' CAtGAftY lElHBHICrGE JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE SPRING SALE ALL UNIFORMS DOCTORS', NURSES' BEAUTICIANS, cts, PANT SUITS 10% 50% OH JEN'S UNIFORM CENTRE 404 -5rh ST S. UPSTAIRS PHONE 328-3431 Try a little Tenderness: ALBERTA'S OWN CHICKEN! CHICKEN IN SOUR CREAM SAUCE Cul-Up rXOilET (1 1t up Ml ip chopped fablftipoyiA 'lo'jr sail Icsspocm pepper 1 cup sliced mushrwvns C.i cup riictii pcppsr 2 cncpped parsley paprika Vi pint il'. lal. Remove Irom fit and drain. Place In greased baking dish. Pour off all but one labtespcon ol faf- Saula cnleo vnlil tfear. Slir flovr and Gradually and sour cream. Stir until thick and smoofh. Add remaining and parsley, Pour over chicken and EprinJcle paprika, Cover and bake al JJ5F until chfcken fs lender [about IVi Server -i. Send us your fworTlechkkgrt and will you book-full of ouix BOX STM. A EDMONTON ;