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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY Originally A Thoroughbred RANCHERS FANCY GOLDEN PALOMINO THE HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE FAGS 8BTM Ditches Cleared Palomino, golden hone of the golden west, has captured the fancv of ranchers of the foothills province of the cold book of has a strike against them. The Palomino, which boasts a golden cost and silver inane, was originally thoroughbred. The type was crossed with the cream- colored "buckskin mare" of the In- dians, the progeny having a dis- tinctive golden tinge. Alberta has possibly a doaen of the Palomino stallions, agricultural authorities sayl but> not being purebred, they yare not recognized as breeding stock eligible foe registration under the federal stal- lion enrolment act. The reason is that whatever the attractions of the type, they do not breed true to color. For ex- ample, a gangly-legged colt sired bv a chestnut, stallion bred to a Palomino mare probably would not be of pure color and hence would be ineligible for enrolment among; the equine 400 as a purebred and hence -recognized as of standard breeding stock. Stock Books The states of Colorado and Tex- as have -Palomino stock books of their. own, but evec these states, which contain horse fanciers aplenty, Co not recognize use other's breed. These considerations matter little, however, to those Alberta horsemen who nave turned to raising Palo- minos. Regardless of lineage, they sav, the Palomino is a beautiful and intelligent animal of even temper, capable of turning with equanimity from the show ring to the bridle path or the work of roping calves. Enthusiasts, regardless of federal government, regulations, say they have developed bndle path, cow- corse and rancher types which can hold "their heads up- with the haughtv thoroughbred. One "of the keenest raisers of Palominos in Alberta is Jerry Puckett. who on his Chinook ranch near Calgary has what he considers an outstanding sire in Bright Star, imported from Sterling City. and bred to thoroughbred mares. Bright offspring bear such names as Chinook Golden Girl and Starlight, and Mr. Puckett says they have many attributes the heart and equable temperament of their sire coupled the speed and stamina of their thoroughbred dams. WEST TABER GUSHER FLOWS 250 BARRELS IN 24 HOURS Taber-Province 65-1S-A, new oil well in the west Taber field. momentarily holds top position amonr Alberta, oil pro- ducers outside of Turner Valley. California Standard Company, which drilled the well in eon- jnnction with Nassau Explora- announced todav the well flowed 250 barrels in 24 hours. Tests are now beinjr made to determine its capacity on steady production. All the other wells in this field are being: oumoed. at rates from 25 to 65 barrels a. day. Urge Pool Issue Be Put To Vote Former Police Chief Here Dead At the regular meeting of the, jjHjiPf' Organization for Civic 1m- i provement held this week, it was unanimously voted that the follow- ing resolution be sent to the city; council: "That a letter be seat to the Mavor and City Council, asking j that the citizens of vote: as to whether the Sick Memorial Swimming Pool be a convertible j pool or an outdoor pool, they, the rateDayers. vote on the proposed high school bond issue." j The organization, is requesting j that this'be done in the best inter- J ests of the vouth'of and j feel that as Emfl Sick has stated that should be spent to the best advantage for the young people of iethbridge, the citizens of tethbridge should have the final decision. AX ALERT CONSTABLE Alertness of a. city police constable todav was credited with preventing the outbreak of what could have been a serious -and costly_ fire. Pat- rolling tiis beat afr'- four o'clock Thursday morning, the constable noticed an electric generator spark- ing badlv in the premises of the Automotive Supply Company at 205 Tenth Street South: Sparks were flving about the premises and the plant's cooling system was "boil- Jne The constable promptly notified the proprietor of .the com- pany and the electric power turned off. Eais His Check Accountant at the Marquis hotel recently received a frantic call from the cashier in the shop. "Come quick. A cus- tomer is eating his He couion't believe his ears but hurried down to investigate and found a slightly inebriated man had paid his check and then eaten it, while the cashier pretested the check was needed for the records. When the record of day's, cash was made up. it carried the information thai a certain amount had beea paid. Beside it was a notation. "Check eaten by customer." LJXS. April Moisture Proves Scant Weather has been exceptionally dry this spring, according to records of" the meteorological bureau ai Kenyon Reid here, and during the pasc" month of April only 051 of an inch of precipitation was received. That is much less than 1A4, the 44 year average precioitaucn for the month of ApnL Precipitation dur- ing April. 1345, amounted to 0.79 of an inch. This April 0.44 of an inch of the precipitation fell in the form of rain, while the remaining 0.07 of an inch fell as snow. There were four days during the month that a measurable" amount of precipitation occurred. Average humidity during the entire period was 51 per cent. The extreme maximum tempera- j mre recorded during th month. 83 degrees, occurred on April 25. set- Ting the record high for the year to date. The extreme minimum reading, set on April 7. was 203 de- grees. There were a total of 229.0 hours of sunshine, 562 per cent of the total possible sunshine. Hoanng gusts of wind on April 26 attained a. peak velocity of 76 miles per hour. A southwest wind. is was the record Telocity for the thirtv-dav period- Average wind velocity during, the month was 19.6 1 miles per hour. Total wind mileage, or the total number of miles of wind which passed over the citv, amounted to Random Rhymes CASUAL GENERAL DEMAND FOR EXPECTED SOON IIP. JOS. L. HIRTHLIX EUOfcK JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH -Two members of the general authorities of the LJ3.S. church, Joseph Pseldmg Smith and Jp Jisept: L. Wirthlin. are in the city "from Salt Lake City for the Lethbridge stake conference which irii1 be held Sunday at the church, corner of Avenue nd 12th Street South. Elder Smith is a member of the Council of the Apostles and a noted hiMorian and on theological subjects, and Bishop ir a membe- of the Presiding Blihopri: and a treSt-known Utah businessman. They will be tha principal speakers a; the con- ference V, a-hich Pres. A. E. Palmer will be in charge. At the Theatres Complete shows: "The Bells of St. TaW. comniete show at Complete shows: "The Bells of St. "Ambush "Fighting last complete show at "Adventures of "Road to OPEN SUNDAY 7 to 9 p.m. MCCAFFREY'S DRUG STORES 331-5th SU S. Phone 414-13UJ St. N. Phone .--JOHN -SKELTOX John Skelton, veteran Canadian policeman and of three wars who died in Vancouver this week, was well known in Leih- bridge, having served with the city police force here for nearly three rears before enlisting- with the Leth- bridge Highlanders in 1915. He came to Letnbndge from To- ronto in July, 1912, to become city police inspector under Chief Con- stable Wifliam Davis, also formerly of Toronto, aria later was appointed chief constable. Mr. Skelton was commissioned when he joined the Lethbridge Highlanders and serv- ed overseas with, the rank of cap- tain. Bom in England, Mr. Skelton Joined the Imperial army and lor some time served with the Grena- "flier Guards. He saw service in the Anglo-Ifeyptian campaign of 1885- 95 and. in 1895 came to Canada. He crossed the Atlantic again a few years later to fight in the Boer War. Mr. Skelton was a member of the Toronto city police force before coming to Lethbridge and after his return, from service in the Krst Great War he joined the Alberta Provincial Police, being -made a sergeant with that force. He later became a detective and served in that capacity in Edmonton, for-sev- eral vears until being posted to rxrumheller in 1929 as sergeant in charge of the detachment. When the Royal Canadian Mount- ed Police took over the AJ.P. in 1932, Sgi-jSkelton was promoted to staff sergeant in the and was holding that rank when he was retired on pension in 1937 and mov- ed to Vancouver. He returned to police work again, however, becom- ing chief constable at Edson. Alta., and in 1941 took charge of the se- curitv work at the R.CJLF. aircraft repair depot in Edmonton. "Last June he returned to Vancouver. He is survived by his widow. Eliza- beth, in Vancouver. Their only son, John, was killed in" an auto acci- dent on the Calgary-Drumheller highway in 1930. PRESUMED KILLED Customs Are Sharply Lower A charge reduction in the revenue from customs and excise collections at the local office was recorded in April, as compared with the eauivalent period last year. Collec- tions this year amounted to 5126.- 920.95. or S44.198.62 less than the S171 J.19-57 .collected last year, j Actually entries this year showed :an increase of approximately 25 per cent over entries last year, but a considerable portion of the goods 1 were of a non-revenue nature. Dur- ing the past year there has been a progressive reduction in taxes on certain needed goods entering Can- ada. Specialists in Selling City Property Bowman Agency Insurance, Real Estate, Rentals POTATO GROWERS We are buying NETTED GEMS CARLOADS OR TRUCKLOADS Plunkett Savage Lethbridge Phone 2584 Postal Turnover In April Higher Sale of postage stamps and ar- ticles of postage stamp issue at the Lethbridge post office during April showed a slight, increase over sales during the similar period lass year, according to the latest report of business transacted as the local post office An increase was also recorded in the amount of post office business conducted at the office this year. Receipts from sale of stamps and of articles of postage stamp issue for April. 1946. totalled SS7.89, as compaied with, sales for Anril. 1S45. of an in- crease. of Total amount of normal post office business during April of this vear was as compared with in April. 1945. an increase at ilonev orders numbering 3.389 were issued to the value of 197.31. vrhile orders worth were paid at the local office Thiriv-two British postal orders valued "at were paid. Money order commissions for April amounted to S582.ll. Postal notes numbering 659 and at were sold during the mcnth and worth S3.53S.52 were paid. Postal note commissions totalled S27.45. Registered articles mailed at the office totalled 3.438 and deliveries amounted to 3.166. Insured par- cels mailed here numbered 1.483 and special delivery letters and parcals delivered totalled 359. fetes of unemployment insurance amounted to and matters meteorological _, number of predictions Were lately promulgated With some obvious contradic- tions. If a weather cycle taking Forty vears for revolution Is reliable, then moisture Is the obvious conclusion. But if an arid April. As predicts another voice. Means a dehydrated summer, Tnere's aa undisputed choice. It's a serial discussion And we couldn't do is Tfeouga whatever culmination. comes We can't co much about it. C.P.R. Defendant In Action An action in which Leth bridge district brothers and their sons are suing tee C.P-R. for Sao, 000 as a result of a. railway cross icg accident in which four persons were killed near Jamieson. ma now proceed through the courts an application by the railway com pany 10 dismiss the action having been rejected by Mr. JusOe W. A Macdonald Calgary. la the action John Bodaaruz an Michael Bodnaruk are the plaintiffs I for themselves and each is also re j presenting his surviv-cg son. Sac i of the men lost his wife and ______________ son in the accident, which oc George Soigaro. iroa oprmgs: curred on Sept. 20. 1944. wten farmer, was remanded until MOB- i tram struck the car in which dav morning afser being charged the two women and their four cntt- before- Magistrate Arthur Beaumont, dren were riding The survivmg ___ ____ I rnp car wss District nicely tarted on their spring are not yet bothering great deal about irrigatioc, but should present !rv conditions continue to prevail. hey will put the water on the land in a few days, irrigation project of- In Police Court the will lie water early next -week. OB. Lethbridge Horthwa, project offi- cials do cot antfeipBte tfcat a. treat many will be caTlrnr for irrigation water before Recent drifted tn many and cunali, mtfjvfm, considerable trouSjle, Has remedied ainl iciais here "believe. is running ethbridze Nortfcera Mar? aSl MBJ: Hirer devdopiseasi offJeiais expect that wttw projec-A basto date moving througH all their onlv occasional denamcs. by SCoccay. some irriEatlon prior to seediur j to cry the Ss. Mary projen. farmers; ditches Etowever, and ii is tlus year. Spring Clean-Up Campaign That is "artiy it is important to pat yosr house in order now so forestall the tHi-ME. of fire. 'Waes. spring cleaning, ttifnr ol fire protecdon asd the hazards found in. sscwt hcsnes. Tear TO me departmens irill grre sou Association the spring j helpful advice asd suggesttens. months brtag a sharp increase in--------------------------- Here's an important announce- ment for every family in Lethbnege. This Js spring clean-up week, and Fire Chief Short urges you to pro- tect yourself acd your home ous fire hazards. to she National by the number of fires because of high limited humidity, brush feres and sparks falling on -rooden roofs. K.C.. in city police court Saturday morning with driving an automobile while intoxicated. No plea was taken. The charge against rise elderly UiCii j, children were injured. The car was demolished. Seeking to have the action dis- missed, the defendant company claimed that no general administra- overturned oa First avenue south near the brewery in the early hoars of Saturday. List 60 Members Of Flying Club Good progress was reported at a recent meeting of the directors of the Xethbridge Flying dab. There are aparoximately 60 members in the organization at the present time. Hying operations have been, under- way for about ten days. It -was decided to hold a general Cupper meeting for all osid-up znem- win ce ueiu au LUC mnmimn bers at p.m- nest ilnday at staffordvuie playground. Any play- the Marquis hotel. Members will'ers or prospective wishing receive individual notices of the j to join the team are also urged based" on the Trustee Act and the Patal Accidents Act. could only be sued by such general ad- ministrators. Dismissing the application of the railway company. Mr. Justice Mac- donaid explained: "It seems to me that nnipss it is quite clear that the action is not properly constituted the plaintiff should be allowed to go to trial on these claims." M. E. Moscovich. K.C.. of Leth- bridge is representing the plaintiffs while D. W. Clapperton of Calgary has been acting as counsel for the railway company. CALL PRACTICE A practice for the Columbus Club junior baseball team, has been called for Sunday at pjn. It will be held at the diamond at the meeting from the club secretary. CONDUCT FUNERAL Funeral services for Mrs. Em- melia Schneider, 34 years, wife of Ered Schneider of Picture Butte, who passed aw_ay Tuesday. April 30. were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from, Southmlnster church, with Rev. P. Halstead officiating. Pallbearers were John. Heinrich. Bert Foster. James "West. Angus Mc- Millan, R. W. Bogers and "W. Brown. Interment was in Mountain View cemetery. Martin Bros, directors of funeral services. EXPERT RADIO REPAIRS Prompt, expert work ty tint class radio technician using the latest and most efficient testing- equipment. Our Prices Are Reasonable WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER PHONE 2787 FREMSTAD'S 5, RADIO SERVICE Suite iafferfy Block savings stamns, Ninety war savings certificates were sold over the counter of the post office. Saunas bank deposits, number- Ing 129 fcr the month, have a total worth of Having tasen care of all work now cn hand, WATCH REPAIRS WILL AGAIN BE ACCEPTED TUESDAY, MAY 7th till further notice. I regret that is is necessary to take this means of regulating my -work, and thank you all for your ing co-operation. R. A. Gillies WATCHMAKER 305-6th St. S. 4 MORE 750x20 USED TIRES LIKE TO SELL Trimbles For Tires 316-lltb St. S. Phone 2997 BOOK NEWS CoL Snow Here On Wednesday CoL T. S. Snow of Calgary, dis- trict; officer commanding Military District No. 13. will Lethbndge cn Wednesday. May 8. anc ao- dress a gathering of citizens in. the Marquis Hotel in the evening atj The purpose of the meeting is to afford the D.O.C. the opportunity! o disclose to local dozens the j )lans for the post-war Canadian.! armv reserve force, and the means by which the aty of Ixreh- bridge can adequate tram- ing quarters for the various reserve units of the Canadian army which will be stationed in. Lethbndge dur- ing the post-war period._________ JOSEPH GRESL DIES Jsseph GresL "4. of Calgary, Thursday in ihe General aospiol, Calgary. Bora in Orsova. Austria. lie came to in 1S09 aad moved to Calgary in 1913. He -sss a. jneni- ber St. Acne's cinirch. Grew, is survived by his wife. sons Steve. Joseph and Frederick, all of Calvary: rTaai. Edmonton; Charles, Brooks, and Victor, Three Hills; a daughter. Mrs. W. A. Carl- son, Edmonton, and a Brother, Ac- son, of BeUevue. Alta, GOOD NEWS FOR FORD OWNERS We can now equip your car with "Airplane Type" shock ab- sorbers. This wQl give your Ford unsurpassed riding quali- ties plus safety. Coaie in and talk it over. MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Do Your Part In Letiibridge beautiful city Paint Up With CXL. PAINTS, VARNISHES, ENAMELS Junior Chamber of C beautifteaiion campaign to lltfe. Morris Barrett Vates effects, ett, POTC ja- ereased eansMetaWy. We mend ttat renew of tnanaee Be WueJmnre With The Street Written on. the" Wilder The Dreiser (Add 15c for postage) Commercial Printers and Office ,7th Street South. Outfitters, Ltd. Phone-2999 "The Book Store for the South" Engraving, j Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Washbrook, 1251- 4th Ave. North that their son, PO. William Leigh Washbrook, who was formerly reported missing on opera- tions over Burma, Jan. 3, 1945, has now been officially presumed killed. He was born in in 1922. and received his education here. Previous to enlisting in the R.C-A.F. t he was employed at the T.C.A. Jisre.' PHONE 4058 AND A TAXI WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR WITHIN A FEW MINUTES STEVE'S TAXI SODA FOUNTAIN and NEWS STAND NEXT BUS STATIOX PLANNING TO BUILD 1... BASEMENTS EXCAVATED IN ONE DAY SIDES TRIMMED AND ALL EARTH MOVED AWAY FOB PROMPT SERVICE PHONE 3619 O'SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION E. C. Crmnstoun E. Cranstoun, F.A.E., F.C.B.A. 't E.C. CRANSTOUN SON AUDITORS and ACCOUNTANTS INCOME TAX SPECIALISTS 7, Block. Letblbridge. Office 4135 House 3808 The Lethbridge Sand and Gravel Co. you at very reasonable Washed Sand and Gravel for Concrete, Roads, Asphalt, Stucco, Roofing, Etc. The best Is the cheapest. Phone 3610. Prompt