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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta WALTER KERBER photo. Trees to transform prairie gardens Hans Kuperus, owner of the Lacombe N ursery, Coaldale, fills a wooden tub with rich potting soil to prepare another tree fo r market. He has been in the tree business all his life, working in the U.S. for 10 years and at Lacombe for 14 years. His sap. lings are specially prepared for planting i n June, July or August. He has white birch, laurel leaf willows. May day trees, flowerin g crabs, purple leaf cherries and mountain ash and many others. Something Is Happening At Don't Miss The Savings During SPRING GET YOUR FENCE BROCHURE 1602 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5777, 327-5883 Open Monday fo Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. FREE DELIVERY "CHARGEX" COMPANIES LTD. 94th birthday marked PINCHEE CREEK (Special) Mrs. Maude Allison, a resi- dent of Crestview Senior Citi- zen's lodge here, celebrated her 94th birthday recently. She has been a resident of Pincher Creek for 63 years. Coming here in 1910 as the MRS. ALLISON young bride of Emerson Alli- son, Mrs. Allison, a milliner by trade, has always been noted for the beautiful hats she wears. In reminiscing, she speaks of her house built by her husband for his bride-to-be, her home of 60 years. She had few neighbors at that time, some of whom were the Mbrdens and Staun- lons. Her husband and "Hudson Bay" Hunter operated a groc- ery store on Main St. Mrs. Allison described Main St. at that time, a few stores, muddy streets or dusty ones as the weather dictated. Very sprightly in appearance and modern in her Outlook, she has seen many changes. She can't speak highly enough about Crestview Lodge and the care the residents receive. Mrs. Allison has a son. Louis. and a daughter, Mrs. T. (Grace) Tucker. Louis, after the death of his father in 1923, took over the operation of the family business. FAREWELL TEA NEW DAYTON (HNS) Members of the United Church Women surprised Mrs. Mar- jorie Skeith with a farewell tea this week. Mrs. Don Skeith pre- sented her with an "Alberta Rose" coffee spoon. The Easy The smooth taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. Toss budget okayed BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Pass school board has ratified the opera- tional budget for 1973 in the amount of The board approved superin- tendent P.'K. Zubick's recom- mendation regarding the num- ber of teachers for the school division and the numbers to be allocated to each school. In a memo to be issued to each teacher, the board philos- ophy and policy for staffing for the 1973-74 school year will be explained. The board will continue to adhere to its policy of last year whereby this year's staff re- duction of 4% teachers will be done by natural attrition. Peo- ple who resign or retire will not be replaced. The board authorized Mr. Zubick to explore the possibili- ties of obtaining services of the co-ordinator of pupil services through grants under the edu- cational opportunities fund. This person would work with the elementary pupils in par- ticular, testing and diagnosing learning disabilities and assist- ing pupils directly or referring them to agencies able to help them. The superintendant Mill en- deavor to get additional assist- ance for youngsters who are disadvantaged. Leroy Wilson, vice principal of the high school, has accepted a position with the Medicine Hat College. Don Dececco, industrial arts teacher at the high school, has accepted a similar position with the Calgary school board. More district pages 33, 34 Thursday, May 24, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 HARRY NEUFELD pholo Batter up Mrs. R. L. (Edith) Francis shows son Timolhy good batting style while daughter Sora gets set for dad's fast- ball in baseball action at the Taber provincial park. They reside at 2012 6th Ave. S., Lethbridge. Hundreds of Leih- bridge citizens flocked to the Taber campground for the recent holiday weekend. Fort Macleod plans 100-foot Centenni FIVE STAR CANADIAN RYH WHISKY a ONTAMO, Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram Sons, Ltd., Waterloo, Out. By JEAN SWIHART Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD Fort Macleod is in a unique situa- tion. It is the first fort established in the west and it is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Along with the rest of Can- ada, it is observing the centen- nial of the formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Pol- ice. How can the oldest fort justly honor that famous force, and the pioneers, and the early missionaries? Since Canada's centennial in 1967, citizens here have been making plans to have a big birthday party to build mem- orials to the past. Oct. 13, 1973, to October, 1974, is the official year to commem- orate both historic occasions. NEW BUILDING The old town hall on Main St. has been demolished to nake way for a spanking new RCMP Centennial Building that l house a much-needed li- brary, a town hall and a sen- or citizens drop-in centre. Con- struction is expected to start in he near future. On the westbound lane of -lighways 2 and 3. across from he hospital, work is already inder way on the RCMP Cen- ennial Park. Several years ago he whole block was seeded to grass and surrounded with mall trees. Hundreds of new rees were planted this spring, have been hauled to the site and rock gardens are be- ginning to take shape. The plan calls for walks and tentatively a fountain. There will be a 100-foot flow- er bed with the "RCMP 1874- 1974" facing the main thorough- fare. Four light standards were in- stalled recently and the whole garden will be lighted. There are picnic tables for the con- venience of tourists. Other centennial projects that will be lasting memorials to a colorful past arc the Lion- ettes' tiny tot playground. The site of the old library, formerly Dr. G. A. Kennedy's office, is being transformed into a wonderland for the little folk. Keeping with the history of the town, the slides have been built in the form of a fort. A new fence is under construc- tion. Perched on it will be ani- mals of all sorts. The sand box will house play equipment. Farther west, the location of the NWMP Barracks from 1883 to 1923 is now known as Mid- night Complex. Midnight Stadi- um was built in 1967 to mark the anniversary of the nation. Last year ball diamonds were built and an overnight camp- ground begun. The work was ordered stop- ped as the site was declared a j national historic site by the i federal government. It will mark the location of all original buildings, improve the roads and erect a suitable cairn. The overnight campground, the effort of the Fort Macleod Rotary Club and the Fort Mac- leod and District Chamber of Commerce, will now be relo- j cated south of the old parade square. It is hoped there Will be a picnic area end a playground nsar the campground. Another to the first ccnU'ry in the life of this ccm- numity is the fish and panic park loceicd on the O'dman river bottom across from the golf course. Or.c kitchen is nearinp completion. L c n p i n g is being done liut the inuurnl river brush is maintained to give the "cut in the country" atmos- phere. The club will turn the park over to the when it. is completed. There camp sites, picnic areas, sports areas with the ball diamond and for :es. Club cfiicials fee' it. will be a away from Achievement dav June 2 STAVELY (HNS) Achieve- j ment day for the Willow Creek 4-H district will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Stavely. Clubs from Fort Macleod, Claresholm, Stavely, Parkland and Nanton will be taking part. Achievement day was discuss- ed at the meeting of the local 4-H club and a committee was appointed to look after decora- j tions. i The annual banquet of the i Nanton Beef Club is slated for j Friday, June 8, and plans were j made for Oio event. Trophies and awards will be presented at ,hat time. The May 4-H meeting was at the Lloyd Lorec home, 'resident Hugh Loree was in .he chair and Marilyn Houlton read the minutes. Fae Hodgins led the mem- bers in repeating the 4-H pledge and Brian Ransom gave the treasurer's report. The group decided to enter a float in the Lost Lemon Mine Day parade Aug. 6. Several speeches were given by members. Ann IToulton spoke on training elephants; Brent Armstrong chose the top- ic of the Rocky Mountain Big- horn Sheep and Don Lowe talk- ed about the Ringneck Phea- sant. The annual judging day for the local club and the visiting Stavely Parkland Club was held at. the Jim Lowe farm. town but close enough for ev- eryone to enjoy. These pro.icc.ls are provided with the centennial as (he main thought. Maybe the grca'.cst contrast and greatest monument to the past, present, and future is the Fort Museum. SUinc-d on a small scale and n shoestring in 1957. the enterprise has grown beyond all cxpectr.i'ions. It is unique in that it houses only artifacts of the district. i The main emphasis is on the police. A building, the Police Museum, houses reminders of the force throughout its 100 i years. j The Kanouse House has only ihe pioneer effects from before 1911. The only ether area is arti- facts froni the Blood and Pei- gan Indians, who live here. i Last year more than 71.000 tourists patronized the muse- um. The contrast of past and pres- j ent is most clearly visible to the I tourist travelling west. On the couplet, which is Highways, 2 and 3, between 2nd and 3rd I avenues, are the old court house and the new. Surrounded by open space, the original ing that served the first cen- tury of Albertar.s, stands in majesty, its character reflect- ing the strength of the pioneers. Beside it, the new building with its simplicity, stands wait- ing to carry the torch passed on to it by the old. The present generation stands eager and ready to live for today and build for an even better tomor- row. e Herald Correspondent in Your Area MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER MOUNTAIN ViEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON NATAL, B.C. MR. PAUL CHALA NEW DAYTON MRS. ELTON DUELL MRS. STEWART SKEITH NOBLEFORD MRS. GORDON LUCHIA Contact these people for your District or Classified Advertising 327-9541 653-2377 486-2322 425-6648 733-2110 733-2104 824-3345 News Herbicide Really gets tough weeds: Barnyardgrass Fall panicum Foxtail Lambsquarter Lady's thumb e Pigweed SENCOR will also provide some control of couchgrass (quackgrass) and yellow nutsedge. 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