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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, MAY Laughs At Fate N. C. Hanks, Blind and Lecturer and Author, Taber Audience N. C. Banks, noted blind and bandless lecturer and entertainer, appeared before a capacity house in the Taber Social on Tuesday His sub- ject was "Diamonds in the Rough" and "Human Qualities Which Can- not Be Bought or Students ol the Taber and Bamwell schools present In large numbers and thrilled and inspired with tee life story of this outstanding man -who is member of the family line of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Hanks, has made himself a poet, author and lecturer through the cultivation of memory and the art of orators-, unfolded the story of his remarkable career. Deprived of both hands and with the sight, of both eyes destroyed by an ex- plosion in a Utah mine when 20 years of age, Mr. Hanks gave a talK that revealed the most sterling type of ootimism. He stated that since his "deprivation he was enabled through his faculty of memory ana the kindly assistance of fellow stu- dents to take courses in several Leland, Stanford and-Harvard. The greatest day of celebration in this world is that which we have worked for Mr. Hanks said. He chose the hardship of ob- taining an education after he had lost both eyes and hands, so thai he might have a means of liveli- hood, that -would prevent the neces- sity of his becoming a street-corner beggar with a tin cap. To the students especially who sat with rapt attention he brought a new Idea. That his terrible misfor- tune had been met in a spirit that makes it, better for him and all that know him, than if it had never happened. over evil speass in Mr. Hanks because he tells of what he knows and proves what he says by early date. of the. The local organization MJLA, sponsored this activity. At Mr. Hank's request, during the evening, Keith Harris rendered the tenor solo "I Love Life" accompan- ied bv Lorain Easthope. On" May 2 Mr. wanks addressed the Lions club. On May 3 he will lec- ture in the Tabernacle in Cardston, and Sunday, May 5, he will give an evening lecture to the school and Rotary club in Raymond. He has tentative arrangements for lectures in Portland. Alaska and Ogden, Utah- He expects also to be In Phsl- adelphia where he will lecture for the bund and cripnled in the hos- pital at Valley Forge. Mr. Hanks met the blind and crippled soldiers at Dibble hospital at Palo Alto and Oakland. California, also as Bush- nell Field in Brigham City, Utah. At present he is the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wuford Harris of Taber. his Me. Publishes Books Mr. Hanks has recently published a. book, "Men of the He is also author of the book "Up From the Hills" with a of 66.000 copies. He has delivered nearly lectures to date. Unaccompanied he has crossed the continent 75 tunes, made trips to Canada, three to Hawaii and one in Panama. His specialty is lecturing in col- leges, -schools and universities throughout America, each year fill- ing ,a standing assignment of lec- turing to Dr. Ruchard C. Cabot's students In Social Ethics at Har- vard college. He has a message for every student and delivers it in a more effective manner, and the peo- ple or this district are unanimous to their expressions of appreciation and anticipation of his return at an High River Band Re-Organized HIGH RIVER. Crop conditions are far from encouraging at this time, with practically no rainfall during the past month. Tfeere has been a great deal of sou drifting, some farmers hairing re- ported newly-sown crops blown out of the ground. Only a percentage has been seeded to date, as many fanners are waiting for better con- ditions before seeding. Funeral of the late Thomas King, pioneer Taber miner and of late jears secretary of the Taber Old Age Pensioners As- sociation. Tsbo expired from a sud- den heart seizure Sunday at his home here, was held Wednesday, Rev. John Sorochon. pastor, con- ducting the United Church service at 2 p.m. and last rites in Taber RESERVE SiOISTUKE GOOD cemetery. Attendance almost all loins- folk, chiefly pioneers, as. u-hile in Alberta, the deceased associations confined to Taber and pioneers mainly. In his address the pastor com- menced him as an estimable citizen. and setting an example in Chrisuan living. -Well knoira hvnins were sung, the last, "Abide With The casket was ladea flowers. Pallbearers -srere all pioneer miners- Mayor Brown, one time secretary of District 18, XJ.M.W. of A.; James Brown. John Sersie, ST., H. Resko. Sr, Jos. Undsay, E. ileaeham. T. W. Carr. Taber funeral director, was in charge, and the day being: fine and calm most of the audience at- tended final rites at the cemetery. Born in Fifeshire. Scotland, sear Edinburgh. January 6, 1868, the late Thomas King was married Decem- ber 31. 1883. In 1906 be came to Scotia Mrs. King join- ed him. in 1907. Coming here in 1910 they remained till 1911, when they went to the U.S., but in 191S re- turned to Taber where they had lived ever since. In 1938, the year the King and Queen toured Canada, Mr. and Mrs. King observed their golden anniversary- jast taro Years it ooerated. Mr. King mras en- gineer at the Kulberg cannery here. Old surviving: He also organized Pensioners Association, Frank's Cafe Now open for business WATERTON PARK f. proprietor are his wife. _Chnsuna, and ais Htiopteu son. Durifermhne. Scotland. that farmers found it necessary to quit their fields and seek shelter in buildings. DIES AT HIGH KIVEK HIGH c-tni-ioc T Co_ reoorted here. Canadian Sugar Factories. Lid- ported seeding of prospective acres of beets this year in Taber irrigation district was 37 per cent done. A prominent grower said the whole acreage was now seeded ex-j cept for a few acres on yei un- 4r finished parcels scattered oier tfcei Ox. reported here. The plant would provide smokeless fuel for Salt Lake City and other smoke- plagued cities. It would have a 1.000-ton daily output when in full production. to 35 per cent done. SurnmerfaUoir reserve moisture is fairly goad, but surface moisture is nearly gone, with the unusual amount of wind this ApriL Rain feJl in the early hours of Tuesday, April 30, turning to snow which covered tiie ground to about an inch in depth at daybreak. The skies cleared by noon, but the mois- ture is welcome to relieve dry sur- face conditions. HEADS ROTAKY MEDICINE Hutchicgs was elected president of the Club to finish the year for Merrus H. Smith, who left for Winnipeg on Tuesday. At the luncheon meeting held on Monday W. Lakey gave an interesting tali oa what has been his hobby for a number of rears "oees." Mr. Lafcey has been iery successful with his hives and produces a quantity of Later pioneer of the StetUer district- which the field expert tatively confirmed. A while frost'----------------------- moved Three where he resided for a number of People Get lag's Certificate HIGH RIVER. .people of High Birer May 1 caused alarm, as ice formed! ia town on hollows near the town' been honored -with the award of the King's certificate. They are N.-S. Catherine Golightir and S-SiL James yerguson Hbughton. Tfcs cess has been reeeired by the par- ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Goligatly and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Eoughwa. and has come as a. itxal surprise. Letters have been leceited from the (Department of National Defence years. He had also lived in Cad- hall cistern filled wiih water spilled garv and Red Deer. He was 68 jears of age. Interment will be at Three Hills. CROPS DAMAGED is no denying ihat the recerst high wiads and soil drifting have caused con- siderable damage :o crops. Some reseeding has been done oa dry land across the river, including some land on the Cameron ranch. However, Carnage to crops canrot be fully estimated until after a good rain, which is badly need- ed. Some early sown wheat is standing up fairly well in spste of the severe whipping- Fall grains are standing up well, although in need of rain. SMALLPOX VACCINATION'S HIGH foot- health office has noted a de- from farm tanks getting a supply, and a certain acreage of being reported up. Bu; though a raarket gardener a large irrigated parcel in town said there were three degrees of frost at his new j garden staff above ground had suf- fered no damage, and Bannrell beet growers said there were no reports of damage to young: beets ai all. 320 Acres Peas Seeded, Glen wood GLSXWCOD. NSW DAYTON. (HNS) Six- teen members and two visitors were present when the Women's Institute met in Aaril at the home of Mrs. C. L Mahood. In Apnl a parcel weighing seven pounds was sent to a civilian in England who had sho-am much kindness to one of our New Dayton boys. A motion was made and carried that S50 be ghen to bay some need- ed books for the school library. This sum of money wili be given in mern- orv of the Ksw Dayton boys who madf the supreme sacrifice. Ten A heavy i dollars is to be sent to the cancer dust and vuid storm prevailed here j fund. Mrs. R. E. Kaupp read a very So thick was the dust Say Fellas! Better Get Ready Season Opens May 16th RODS REELS All Steel Bait Casting 5-fU All Steel Bait Casting 5-ft. Rapier Steel Bait Casting, stainless steel guide removable Aluminum Fly Reels. 30 yards capacity, ratchet Steel Fly Reels. 30 jards capa- city, adjustable 9-ft. All Telescope Combi- FIj- Reels. nation Rod. Stainless steel capacity guide rerersible grip 4-ft. Trollinir Rod. 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