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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1946 High River Club Marks 40th Annivewmry Colorful Figures Numbered Among Early Members HIGH in cash. This contest Is urdav evening. Mav 4, the High I always referred to as -the ume the clubieiebrated its fortieth townsite changed hands ia ten mm- tolistes." out far and j The club stewards _of To Be Heard In Violin Rental DISTRICT NEWS PAGE FIVE Wed For Fifty w ide ensure a real rcuncup past aad president. Organized in May. 1936. with no specific aims be- ministering to the -a-ell being and comfort of its members, the High River club has maintained an unbroken record for forty years. When the club was founded the guiding spirits of that time chose commodious rooms >n the Lane and Emersoa block, and the passing of the years has brought a oi change. The club still occupies the same quarters and has stood firm against anv drastic alterations. As a result, an old member after 35 or 40 rears absence could travel blindfold up the same flight of stairs, turn to the left, and find, waiting to erJold him, the same comfortable chair. The welcoming hosts on Saturday evening headed by Tom Mer- riam. president, and J. F. Casteel. secretary. The club is flourishing, with well over 100 members. In the early days the majority of members were townsmen, but in the modem scene tins is reversed and almost 80 per cent of the membership is from the country. At the outset the club was for- tunate in enlisting in early mem- bership many of the most vigorous and colorful of the pioneer settlers. Quite a number of the early per- sonnel have died, but in their day they contributed largely to southern Alberta development, and added zest to club life. Of the charter mem- L1U.U OiT. ntuuM bring up many chuckling recollec- tions. It seems these servitors were chosen cot for deportment but for personalitv, and if a choice hae. to be mace bedceea a steward of perfect decorum and one of adventurous Background and richness of speech. the choice always went to the good entertainer. At times such choice! brought embarrassment. For ex- ample, there -sras ihe tirie when certain British dignitaries were guests at the club. stick up their hands." CLARESHOLM. Francis Chaplin, brilliant young violinist, who is at present studying Koval College in Calgary, will present a recital hi the L.O.O.F. nail. Claresholm, on Wednesday evening. He is being brought to by the Mother's Club of the The _-- lake the or- j M'zpah W.I. Welcomes Back Former Worker The VAUSHALL. May meeting of the Mizpah was held on May i. with a fairly United "Churcn as a community service feature of program. Mr. Chaplin is onlj 17 years old and has already von acclaim as one of the future masters of the violin. He made his first public appear- ance when six years of age. He will be accompanied at the piano by Dorothy Sweiaam. MOTHERS HONORED ATI LADIES' AID MEETING NOBLEFORD. May meeting of the Church Ladies" Aid was held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. G. C. Noble, Mrs. J. Todd presiding. Following routine business. Mrs. Ward, first vice-president, present- ed carnations to Mrs. Ruble, tne mo'her of the largest family. MTS.J Col Mitchell To Post Overseas HEAKT ATTACK FATAL FStNIE, (HNS) Miss Edna Edgar passed asray Thuxsday afternooa at ihe Femie hospiaJ. A sud- den heart attack teas the cause of her death. TJie de- MEDIdNS HAT- fJCJ3) ceased is sarviTed by her JLJtrO A j Lieut. CoL A. H. MiteheU. recently mother The returned from overseas on the Ke funerai are de" France, is spending leave with completeo. MadeodMaa GoesToCodnne MACLEOD. ing_J3 jeais Trhlch time he Masssy-Harris agency. his family m "he city. CoL MH returns to Germany aboat June 15, j where fee take ar> his as j deputy controller of i products in the north Rhine region for the control cosaanssior. of Ger- t many. He will be accompanied by. Mrs. Mitchell and their three sons and will take up residence in; Eisde families CoL at wen' lieutenant years acuve service. For several J gaa, formerly of held, tbe j. M23J- left enter business in Coehrane, ius son, John, arsd Ac-are in Trinity United Churea daring their residence sere bsxh. Mr. and Mrs. MiEJgan, left for their new home a few clays ago, Sad many friends in this dsstriCv- Mr. was the recipient of Clara Hunt, the mother with thej most grandchildren and to Mrs. R- j Thompson, voted by the good attendance" of she members. RoU call was answered with several good ideas on quickly prepared _., desserts. The president, Mrs. A. E-! as ihe best church worker. Martin welcomed back to the local j An interesting report was given oy j a former member. Mrs. Everett. Mrs. Ward of the recent convention Mis "Everett assured the members; amended at Champion in the she "was glad to be back, to workj gsts Of women's auxiliaries to with them once more. Gross proceeds from the Easter "Monday dance were 5106. Discussion on "Grandmothers' Day" followed. As the public has been asked to to ciUD iiie. me cnarier mem- AS tne puouc ;ias uctia bersbip the only remaining men are j food, it was decided to T r Ma Charles Clark of High River; J. Varley of Calgary and Richard Broderick of Vulcan. But amongst earl? members are Senator Dan Riley. R. R. Macleay, E.-F. Thom- son. J. S. Hunt, all of High River; R. L. MacMillan and Frank Brazil of Calgarr and Herb Miller of Macleod. "Senator Patrick Burns was for man3" years honorary presi- dent, and others who made the club a favorite rendezvous were the late George tane. George Emerson. Joseph Limoges. A. A. Ballachey, K.C., J. H. Brown. H. W. Blaylock and W. T. Iken. Historic Poker Games There are great tales of historic poker games amongst old-timers resources could stand the strain, and in the early days it was considered wise to safeguard reck- less youth from the pitfalls of the game. In 1907 a regulation on the books Tras that no bank clerk earn- ing less than a year could be admitted to membership. This noble stand was rescinded in 1911 for rea- sons now obscure. Though, rumors of sensational games were attributed to the club these as a rule were exaggerated, and the greatest gam- ble in High River's history occurred many years before the club was or- ganized. This was a blackjack, game started in a modes; way. but continued with doubling of stakes, the loser. W. T. Iken, was behind bv Without a mur- mur he prepared to turn over his ranch property on the outskirts oi the village to the winner. Bus friends who had watched the game intervened. They refused to let the betting stand. And eventually the debt of honor tv-as paid on a. basis of 40 acres of land, a team of horses, church. Mrs. Noble was assisted in serv- ing refreshments by- Mrs. Walter Reich. The next meeting. June 6. wul be Herald Engraving. and Mrs. C. 3. McClain of above, celebrated their golden wedding anniversarv Friday April 26. The familv gathered for a reunion and many fnends called to con- the couple. They both lived 'in ISwTtlJey went to New Mexico to stajir-s there until 1912 when" they first came to Canada. Texas called in 1SH. but three vears later. Canada lured them back. They have hjre Tr. veais whea gas and tires were VAUXHAIi. (HNS) iir. scarce. and Mrs. Ted Current are the par- it had been expected that Princi- s ems Of a baby daughter, adoa Ann pal Hepp of the "high school would j bora ja uie Medicine Hat hospital give an'address as this meeting, jut he was unable to be present. However Pay and Betty TDawson. accompanied" by Miss Marion Saut- er sang very swetly. Mrs. E. Reid' gave an interesting report on the March conference in Lethbridge. Mrs. Martin reported that Miss E. Cassidv is Dreoaring the honor roll for the Vauxhall district. It was voted to donate to the Cancer Fund. Mrs. Martin, on behalf of the local, presented Mrs. E. Reid with a beautiful coffee tabble as a wed- ding sift, and Mrs. Heid thanked the ladies warmly. Some discussion on presenting graduation pins to local students followed, but the matter was tabled for a later meet- ing Mrs. MacLeod was In charge of the entertainment and conducted a but livelv game, in which "Scotty" Madndoe won the prize. COMREY FARMER RETIRES COMREY. (HNS) Cle Kel- son, who was one of the early farmers of this district is retiring and wfll make his home in Minne- sota. the last week in April. FERXIE NOTES FSRNIS, B.C. (HNSt Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Cokato are holidaving at the coast- They ex- uect to return by plane soon. The special services in the Baptist Church Friday evening were well attended. Pastor Siple introaucea the two visiting ministers. Rev Hind and Rev. Grandhol. Special music was arranged for the evening. Mrs. Uphill's sacred solo was well received. The girls' choir also sang. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vanlerberg are spending a short holiday in Calgary. __________ MAXYBEKRIES SOTES Busy Southern Alberta j July 9. 53 years ago at Lanes. On January 1. 189S. cneyi arrived a: and in IS02J ther moved to Longbctiorn. near, southeast of! BEAVER SOXES BRBEFS SERVER those pres- a the children have had ried coupie Mr. and Mrs. Julius Toih were hosts at a farewell party recentiv in honor of Mrs. Toth's brother, Michael L-ip- tak. who has spent the past few months since hte return from over- seas, at the home of his sister. PARADE BARONS. (HNS> Mrs. L. Atkinson was hostess to the Garden Prairie Women's Club on Wednes- dav, Mav 1. at their annual Moth- er's Day meeting, when mothers were guests of honor. A fashion parade of old and modern styles was featured. OtDTIMERS RETURN Mr. and Mrs. Everett, oldtimers of the district, who recently moved back from Kimberley. B.C.. are now stay- ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Wheelan while awaiting to move into the house they have purchas- ed- The house is afc present occu- pied. ATTENDS FUNERAL NCBIiEFORD. fHNS) Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reich and Mrs. C. S. Mbble went to Carstairs to attend the funeral on Saturday of Mrs. R. P. Gratz of Didsbury. formerly a resident here. Mrs. Gratz passed away in the Holy Cross hospital. on Thursday after a long illness. 1IANYBERRIES. Mrs. Sam Hunter of Stavely ed friends in town last Sne was a house guest of Mrs. I- J- Burr. Miss Pearl Allen of Bow Island is visiting her sister, Doris, for a few and Mrs. G. K- Holdershaw were Calgary visitors last week ana were accompanied home by Mrs. HoldershaWs" sister. Mrs. Cora Courtnev. of Victoria. B.C.. who will spend some time renewing acquaintances here. f Miss Madelene Johnston Nemlskam, and Derwood Martin 01 Turner Valley, spent the holidays with their grandparents, Mr. ana Mrs. D. N- Current. B17RDETT BRIEFS Harvey Hadford of Lethbridge. Mrs. Walter Mrs. Joe Annon and Mrs. Bud Henningsgaard of Bow were-- visitors at the home of Miss jean Hamilton. Mrs. Fred Finnan and children of Calgary were visiting Mrs. Fir- man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joan D. Collins. Mrs Earl McMahon and son Robert of Innisfail visited her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Campbell. Robert has returned, but Mrs. Mc- Mahon will remain for some time. tTJXDBRECK NOTES been run by Bob Trainer the past vear. MORE HERDS IX RESERVE VAUXHALL. (ENS) Cattle from Vauxhall and- neighboring districts to the number of several hundred were taken into the Pro- vincial Grazing Reserve on May 1. PROPERTY PURCHASE GLENWOOD. The U.I-D. cheese factory has purchased the farm land of Woods, just east of the town. Part of this will be converted inro a feed lot for hogs to utilize whey. The rest is be- ing re-sold. IJLACS PROMISING DIAMOND pite adverse weather conditions and the reneated lashings given them by high winds lilac bushes are 1 promising a profusion of bloom this spring. Peonies are in bud too. and promise to present a wealth of blossom before long. Fruit trees are showing evidence of having wintered well and are a cloud, of snowy bloom at present. Straw- berries are beginning to show up to a promising advantage also, in spite of the very dry soring. REPAIR ROAD DIAMOND mond City district is receiving benefit of much needed road re- pair work, with special attention being given to van routes. Red ash from the old Commerce mine dump winds, was broken early Saturday number of hones, evening bv a straight dowja rain j Both are weil and wideiy lasting three hours and a quarter, i ar.d have a large circle of friends. The rain extended from the west i The best type of pioneers, uus end of the Taber irrigation district: couple has beer. long active m con- to a little west of Purple Springs section with the United Caurch. and was lighter near Chin Coulee.; _---------------------------- It went down over two inches in. the oi-nrcctrc sod here and well down in the seed JJ4RQNS W.I. STRESSES bed on farms. The dare is the same as the early May snow storm pro- j BOTHER DAY THEME verbial in early settlement days. HONOR GRADUATING CLASS BARONS. MEDICINE HAT. (HNS) Women s insane Tbe class at thp Medi- Mothers Day meeung au wi. hnsn-'tal ham home on Tmirscay Ge-eraz were i jg j NO OTHER CLEANER SO EASILY tbttt when 64 members were present. Two new members. 3 graduating class. The graduates are -v Esther Creek; Kathsryn Marie. Sask.; Bertha Irene Van Wyck. Prelate. Sask.: Patriot Margaret Brian. Tompkins. Sask.: Edna -Marie Janzen. Rosemary, Barons, an craft in the Little Bow constituency reported that she had attended a meeting at Kirkaldr when all. the Alta.: Anna Kneesh. Medicine Eat; Wi groups in the northern part of constituency nac jomeo. ior a BettyJane McQueen. Gleichen; Venera ShelstatJ. Success. Alta.; Ruth Jean Simmons. Crowsnest. and Elsie Myrtle Wiisoa. Portage La Prairie. Man. Since Che school of nursing was formed there have been 347 graduates. Cunning Pair of Blue Birds A. W. Hunter was a visitor to Eastern Canada last -week, mating the Jip 'Mrs. J. Gervais of Vancouver Is a visitor in to-sni. Itav Nelson has returned to nis home permanently after receiving medical treatment in Calgary since his return from overseas last sum- mer. A Welcome Home party was held for the boys of the Olin Creeic dis- i trict last week. A banquet was held iat the Dejax home followed by a dance in ihe school house- Mr, and Mrs. M. Evans and family, formerly of Lethbridge. are now residing at the R. Bum ranch. SCHEDULED TO PLAY MAY 8 IN THE LO.O.F. HALL, CLARESHOLM ____ By ANNE CARVER TURIN. (HNS) Once more our feathered fnends are back, fill- ing the countryside with their col- or and song. My favorites are the orioles and blue birds. A pair of blue birds which I watched the most of one afternoon, not only fascinated me. but made me realize that they displayed in- btiacts much the same as we. hu- mans. From their actions It was quite plain they were looking for a lo- cation to build their nest. After surveying the garden, they settled on the hedge for a discussion; their lovely feathers a beautiful contrast to the green of the hedge. From their actions it was evident tliey were pleased with what they saw. Then they flew to the barnvard, making a complete tour of all the buildings. First they inspected the Isrge red granary, without and within. Then they inspected the barn in the same way. The chick- en house, machine "shed, garage, and the pig pens were not overlooked. The large, tin. bushel granary was left to the last. j Having inspected the buildings, they flew back to the red granary, j perching on the track above the; j door for a consultation, which, i {judging from their actions, seemed i j to be an argumentative one. j From Mrs. Blue Birds actions it i head in the direction of her calling. llrs. Blue Bird became alarmed. She gave two sharp calls, and receiving no reply, flew hastily back to where she had left her mate. Air. BUue Bird heard her coming. And believe it or not, the rascal tucked his head uncer his wings and pretended to be asleep. Religious Education Speaker at Nobleford NCBLEFORD. (HNS> Miss Margaret Mann. Calgarj. on behalf of the Religious Education Council of Alberta, was the speaker at ihe evening service in the Tjaited Church. She stressed the importance of youth groups in church work to j supplement the teaching in the Sabbath schools, that the young: people may know God. as revealed through his Son. and learn to apply j the principles He taught to every- day life. Rev. Ward thanked Mana for her very informative address, i Following the service Miss Mann j met a number of 'teen age girls to i answer inquiries. The Citizens Forum group met -deal to handicraft demonstration, in Vul- can Jane 13 and an exhibit of handicraft would be on display at that time- j Mrs. Tombs was In charge Oi the program which included a paper on vitamins by Mrs. Hobos acd a quiz. A bouquet of flowers was present- ed to Mrs. Popham. the eldest i mother present, and a potted plant i was taken to Mrs. Thompson, one i of the elder ladies of the com- i munity. A plant will also be sent to 1 a fortner meciijer on Mother's Day. j Mrs. Amegard will be hostess at! the June sneeiins. June 6th, at the rest rooms. SO SOFT and SMOOTH GLEXWOOD -VISITORS GLE2TWOOD. Mr. j and Mrs. Phil Burk and child I arrived here from the Slates re- cently to visit his mother. Mrs. Bertha Burk. Mr. Burs has just returned recently from service in the Pacific with the U-S. army- S 'S NEW AND MORE EFFECTIVE- SUGHTtY PERFUMED NOT STICKY LEAVES NO STAINS IS NON-IRRITANT. MAGIC CLEANER RENEWER Dirt and awaY you FLAXOAP, wonderful general purpose Whot's Housewife, your hands will always stay soft and smooth when you FLAXOAP brighten up the home! Unlike other eJeaners, FLAXOAP is a soft, soluble linseed oil soap that's absolutely from harsh ingredients, and therefore safe and soothing fo the softest skin. FLAXOAP is invaluable around the home, in garage or workshop for cleaning painted or varnished surfaces. Takes off dirt and grime quickly and restores sparkle and color to walls, woodwoik; tile, Venetian blinds, furniture, rugs, enamefware. R A A tfe is solved in a pail of warm water docs a wonderful cleaning job. Be to buy a tin of FLAXOAP today from your deeier. of FLAXOAP yvaraateed The CANADA PAINT CO. The MART1N-SENOUR CO. LIMITED The LOWt BROTHERS COMPANY LIMITED The SHERWiN-WILUAMS CO. OF CANADA, LIMITED j inspection again, but he refused I point blank. So she flew off by herself, in- specung each building in precisely the same order as the two had 1 done, leaving the tin granary to STTXS HFMSELF Mr. Blue Bird remained perched i i on the track, seemingly coatect. Auiuiii.i; jjiijiscir. Tor a nmle. Tneu i he started strutting up and down j the length of hss perch, puffiKR out his chest in a very pompous man- j ner. 1 Tiring, of that, he took to peer- Ins arour.d the corners of the build- ing. looking for his mate, who wasn't in sight. He repealed this persormance a number of times. He was either worried, or just "plain unr-anent. Eventually. Mrs. Blue Bird emerged from the tin granary- which she had been Inspecting for some lime. She called. Mr Blue Bird heard but gate no sigr.. other than hur- nedly setting back to the middle of perch, again puffing out his chest, which mace him ridiculous in vjew of his actions of the past few moments. Mrs. Blue Bird called again. StiH he gave no sign. cocking his FERNIE OLDTIMER CALLED BY DEATH CHAPLIN, the young and brilliant violinist, of whom Joseph Szageii and Msscha Elman, (two world famous violinists) said: "Francis Chapiin has the spark and will certainly become one of the world's famous violinists. Lady Eaton became interested in Francis Chaplin upon hearing him in his Toronto debut ar.d has pledged financial assistance for his musical education which will be contin- ued m New York next year. Because of the limited seating capacity the number of tickets sold will be limited. For tickets v.Tite Mrs. F. J. Fairbairn. Claresholm. FERNIE, Malak, one of Fernie's oldtirners, passed away May 4 at the hos- pital here. The deceased is survived by his wife, a daughter Mrs. oonaa, ar.d one 5on John, who just left for Van- couver to receive his army dis- charge. Funeral services will be ar- ranged later. To Fill, To Turn, To Clean The Massey-Harris Cream Separator is the Farmer's Favorite. You will find amazing ease and economy of operation, plus these outstanding features: Automatic Lubrication. Simple gearing arrangement. No waste power. Effective, non-slipping, powerful clutch, running in a bath of oil. GET MORE CREAM FROM YOUR MILK WITH A MASSEY-HARRIS! General Farm Supplies Ltd. 1621 Third Avenue S. EVERYTHING FOR BETTER FARMING AND BETTER LIVING ON THE FARM NEWSPAPER! Lelhbridge iWSPAPfc.RI ;