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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Sam Sagoff earned his stake dancing in camp like Cossack Marks 89th birthday Alberta pioneer Sam Sagoff of Coleman is 89. He was born in 1884 in Russia. As a youth, Mr. Sagoff worked with his father raising and breaking horses for the Russian Cossacks. 78 Kaiser workers win rescue certificates By VERN DECOUX Crowsnest Pass Bureau COLEMAN - Sam Sagoff of Coleman marked his 89th birthday recently. Hale and hearty as a 16-year-old, Mr. Sagoff was born in 1884 in southern Russia, near the Black Sea. Many people from that area enjoy extremely long lives. He worked, for his father, raising and breaking horses for the Russian Cossacks. He served in the Russian Army during the short skirmish between Russia and Japan. Wanderlust struck Mr. Sagoff and in 1914 he migrated to Canada, landing at Vancouver in March. Loneliness and the desire to be with some of his own people spurred him out in search of friendship and those who could speak his language He began to work for the Grand Trunk line railway with a bridge building crew in the Prince Rupert area. A kindly foreman sent him to work as a cook for the rail group and he states the first English words he learned would burn this paper. He moved eastward to the Edmonton area and worked on the railway for some time, building a line between Edmonton and Fort McMurray. His monthly pay was $10 but he earned extra dollars, as high as $3 a night, doing Russian Cossack dances on an outside platform in the railway camps. He came to Coleman in 1917. He w o r k e d in the lime works and coal mines here. He began a small contracting business. His first contract was laying railway ties from Leth-bridge to the B.C. border. The job t o o k five months and paid 38 cents per tie. Getting a taste of working for himself, he began lumber contracting and, with his crew of 14 men, supplied props and timber for the coal mines. Starting with horses and rigs, he worked his way up with time and developed his business into a trucking firm. He had a team working on the present Highway 3 route through the Frank Slide in the early 1920s. He retired from active work about 1'2 years ago. Prior to his retirement he took a stab at trucking on the Alaska Highway and hauled supplies from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. He feels he is the poorest man that ever came to this country but considers he has had an enjoyable life. He still has all his teeth, except a front one that he knocked out while fishing, and a molar that was broken. One little luxury he still enjoys is his weekly box of snuff. An ardent hunter and fisherman, he gave up hunting a couple of years ago but still enjoys his fishing trips. Married twice, his first wife predeceased him in Russia in 1917 and he and his present wife are retired in west Coleman, Friday, March 23, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD - 3 Hard at work Hard-working Clares-holm students Lynn Heward and Danny Heyland work on a map for social studies in the junior high school library. They were the only students in the school on* day recently. Only the library is open for student use. Teachers are on strike in 18 school districts from the Crowsnest Pass to Medicine Hat and south of Vulcan to the U.S. border. At the same time County of 40  Mile superintendent Cliff Elle reports to the 40-Mile school committee 'hat school libraries in operation in county schools during the teachers strike seem to be functioning well. Students are availing themselves of the facilities. Some are using the libraries to study all day, others simply to pick up or return books. School aides in the schools report no problems. paul andersen Phot* NATAL (HNS) - A total of 78 Kaiser Resources Limited employees have now earned certificates in Surface Mine Rescue, following instruction given by Albert Littler, co-or-dinator of mine rescue training at the provincial mine rescue station at Fernie. Completion of the course is necessary for those applying for open-pit shift boss certificates. The knowledge gained is of much value to anyone interested in rescue work and accident prevention. KRL employees who have taken the course come from all departments, including the preparation p 1 an t, Harmer maintenance, security and first aid. RCMP officers from Spar-wood and Fernie have shown interest in the course. It gives them good insight into the problems they may encounter when called to the scene of an in- dustrial accident. The theory and practice of the course includes properties and control of mine gasses, their effects on human beings; instruction on gas-detection instruments; care and wearing of various masks and breathing apparatus; rescue and first aid; functions of breathing, oxygen; therapy rescue from electrical contact, wrecked vehicles, burning buildings, avalanches and other possible hazards. COALDALE (HNS) - The Barons - Eureka Health Unit is sponsoring the following infant and pre - school clinics: PICTURE BUTTE: Tuesday, March 27, in the Picture Butte High School from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p m. TABEIt: Tuesday, March 27, in the Health Unit Office, in the Administration Building, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. NOBLEFOItD: Wednesday, March 28, in the elementary school from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. VAUXHALL: Wed n e sday, March 2B, in the elementary school from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p m. COALDALE: Thursday, March 29, in the Health Unit Office (upstairs in the Town Office Building) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. TABER: Thursday, March 29, in the Health Unit Office in the Administration Build ing, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. For social service appointments telephone: Coaldale 345-3388; or 223-3911. Tlie medical officer of health urges parents to ensure their children are fully protected against contagious disease and tooth decay, Information on venereal disease, a mounting health prob lem, is readily available and is fully confidential. 83,727 swim for $32,725 hi admissions CRANBROOK (Special)- From the indoor pool opening April 9 to Dec. 31, 1972, the city-operated indoor - outdoor pool complex at Balment Park here served 83,727 persons. Pool manager James Bain reported season memberships and casual swimmer revenue of $32,725. Under existing policy of sharing all recreational facilities of city and school board, school physical training swim classes in block sessions from the various schools served 13,420 pupil-sessions, with public instruction from adults to infants classes totalling 15,421 pupil-sessions. Results were 1,828 certifications in 19 swim classifications. Mr. Bain reported excellent public response to this new recreation facility. PLAN WHIST NEW DAYTON - United Church Women will hold a bridge and court whist evening at the New Dayton Stadium Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. Lunch will be served. Council okays lay-by By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER - A chamber of commerce proposal for a layby for travel trailers, campers and trucks has received the blessing of the town council as a "very commendable project." The STOP-REST-GO location would be at the west end of CPR property between the main line and Highway 3, extending east from about 53rd St. Negotiations are under way with Marathon Realty Company, CPR land managers. Presenting the chamber's case before council was project chairman Ken William. He said the proposal would relieve heavy truck congestion on the highway between 50th and 51st streets. There is now nowhere else to park. Council approved the project in principle. Council requested the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission to draw up a suitable plan for further consideration. The lay-by area would eventually be landscaped and surfaced, with some accommodation for the traveller including restroom facilities. Should the station building be abandoned by the railway company, it could logically become a local information and convenience centre. T h ' s consideration is being investigated. Financial assistance from the department of tourism will be sought when the project is in a more advanced stage. 74 convictions at Taber TABER (HNS) - Unseasonal good weather in February was reflected in the number of convictions in provincial judge's court here. Taber police report 74 convictions as compared with 33 for the same month last year. Five of the 18 Criminal Code cases were for theft of goods valued at under $200 and involved four young juvenile boys and a local youth. Other CC cases were for impaired driving, disturbances, obstructing and assaulting a peace officer, fraud, mischief, wilful damage and false pretences. Of the 34 convictions under the Highway Traffic Act, 19 were for speeding and two heavy fines were levied for careless driving and hit and run. Police checked out six major motor vehicle accidents with more than $200 damage, and there was one personal injury. Sevan other minor accidents were investigated. Total property loss during the months was $3,950. Illegal possession and illegal conveyance of liquor made up the major portion of the 22 convictions under the liquor con trol act. Five other persons were incarcerated for intoxication, and were released when returning to normal mobility. , "This car has reached a technical level close to the limit of what can be done today in standard automobile manufacturing" r. m. Lange-Mecwen Introducing the Mercedes-Benz450SE PEOPLE WHO CONSIDER OWNING a Mercedes-Benz tend to share a distinctive trait: they expect perfection. Mercedes-Benz engineers submit to you that this 450SE not only advances the art of automobile engineering design. It also approaches the limits of current technology. The 450SE is priced at about $16,750, and will probably become a classic. 180 mph handling Howling around our Hockenheim test-track, the 180 mph C-lll Mercedes-Benz prototype has proved out a most remarkable handling improvement-zero offset suspension. This suspension is standard on the 450SE, and offers this benefit: Should one of thefront brakes fail; should one wheel slip or spin on a slippery or rough road, the car will continue to track straight and true. The sense of control this car imparts is uncanny. Even veteran Mercedes-Benz drivers may be astonished. An on-board computer Under the hood is a 4.5-litre V-8 that uses an electronic fuel injection system, not carburetors. An on-board computer translates temperature, load, even altitude readings into an exact metering of fuel mixture to each cylinder. Mercedes-Benz makes no extravagant gasoline mileage claims; but you might, if you come to the 450SE from a huge domestic sedan with a 7-litre V-8. New self-cooling brakes The 450SE has ventilated front disc brakes: slots in each disc force a constant cooling air blast through the inner surface. Turbo-scoops on each wheel bathe all four discs in a steady gust of air. Why build in the same sort of disc brakes that race-cars use? Because they are simply better brakes. Shaped in the wind-tunnel The shaping of the 450SE owes little to styling trends, and much to aerodynamics. Result: a shape of lean function, not bulbous pretension. The cross-wind resistance of Mercedes-Benz cars has become legendary: in tests at our proving grounds a 60 mph gust, hitting an 80 mph car on rain-slicked asphalt will not budge the car off track one inch. At 70 mph one can hold a perfectly normal conversation, or listen to quiet music on the am /fm stereo radio. Wind-tunnel work has shaped the forward door-pillars to keep side-windows free of rain and mud. Even the tail-light lenses have deep aerodynamic ribbing so they wash clean in the air-flow. What helps you drive? One should be able to drive 500 miles nonstop and get out of the car feeling rested, rather than beaten. Mercedes-Benz engineers have made this a guiding principle. Thus, our power steering, already acknowledged 'the best in the world' by Road & Track magazine, has now been made a little better. Careful re-engineering gives you an even surer feel of the road: yet the system is specially cushioned to absorb any arm-tiring vibration. Mercedes-Benz seats are anatomically contoured to hold you firmly yet comfortably in place. The 450SE offers you excellent all-round visibility. Turn around in your seat: 87 % of what you see is glass. The 450SE air-conditioning changes the air three times every minute-even when the car is idling. A welcome feature: air-conditioning is ducted through both front doors. Side windows stay free of fog. Shoulders are neither chilled by cold-radiation, nor baked by sun. What makes for safety? Safety thinking is apparent on every Mercedes-Benz model: the safety program has been progressing for not years but decades. Many of the most recent findings are embodied in this new 450SE. Some of the safety thinking is in view: lavish padded interiors; massive child-proof locks at every door; a progressively yielding dashboard. Much of it is normally invisible. The fuel tank is mounted over the rear axle, as far from harm as possible, then surrounded by steel bulkheads. Doors are strengthened with cross-spars. The whole passenger compartment is a reinforced tank-like safety celL There are many more safety features. Hopefully, you may never have need of them. But they are there. A last word on this car At 516,750, the 450SE cannot be described as a car for the masses. Indeed, only a very small group of Canadians will own one. But these people will drive a car whose very pistons have been machined and polished to a mirror-finish. Everything about this car has been done thoroughly. You may wish to discover this for yourself. There are a limited number of 450SE sedans at your Mercedes-Benz dealer now. A short list of options: 1. Leather upholstery. 2. Metallic paint. 3. Sliding steel sun-roof. Standard items include: am/fm stereo radio; air-conditioning; fuel injection; transistorised ignition; power-steering; zero-offset suspension; 40 lbs of undercoat, paint and wax; automatic transmission; electronic fuel metering; central locking system. The Mercedes-Benz 450SEL has a slightly longer wheel base, costs about $18,660, and has only the sun-roof as an option. For information, contact your authorized dealer or write: Mercedes-Benz of Canada Ltd. 849 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M4G2L5 And enquire about our European Delivery Plan. PRO MOTORS LTD 1520 2nd AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-8117 ;