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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1946 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PAGE ELEVEN MANYBERRIES COWBOY TOP RIDER AT TABER cele- brated the holiday in grand style with a record breaking crcvd of over, 6.000 attending the annual Friday, sponsored by the Taber rodeo comoiittee and the Board of Trade- Fine weather, wild hones snd good cowboys combined together to provide a thrilling performance. Riders from the Onited States and various points of Western Canada demonstrated their skill in keen competition for top money. Ken Brower of Manyberries, carried oft the top money in the saddle bronc riding, with Waliy Liadstrom of Airdrie, second. Third and fourth monev was won by Joe Keeler of Bainiree, and Frank Voros of Hardisiy. 40 Years of Trades Council History Baseball Front Bright; Blairmore BLAXRMORE (HNS) Blair- basebaU club has been getting in some good practices during the last couple treats and are raring for the Crow's Nest Pass League exe- cutive to draw up the season's play- ing schedule. Early in the season Blairmore loit its star chucker in John Kanik. who decided to throw in his lot with the Purity 99's of the Calgary league. But vrith Angus Chala, who turned in some creditable performances last vear, fast getting into shape, and with the returc of Jerry "Tiny" Herman to help out with the chuck- ing chores after an absence from bail of a couple of years due to ilness. the elbowing duties will be in capable hands. Lawrence (Lawre) Schlasser can also be relied on to toss up his speed ball if the occasion arises, but will be seen most of the time be- hind the plate. John Chala, veter- an first-baseman, is still able to scoop them out of the dirt and make a close one look like an easy out. "Moose" -Giacomuzaa is hitting hard and covering, second like a vet. Joe JDobek at the corner sack can pick not ones off the ground and relay them to first like no- body's business, and has been get- ting his share of hits. In the outer garden Joe Kubik has been nulling them down with ease and has been showing up well with the hickorv. The Cemey brothers are determined to" play havoc with opposing pitchers this season. The league will get- under way around June 15, with teams from EUlcrest, Blairmore, Coleman and Michel entered. Pincher Creek has dropped out of ball this and Bernie has not accented, the invi- tation extended to them. Pair Baseball Games; Bow Island BOW sched- uled game-in the Forty Mile base- bal league was plaved at Bow Island last Sunday the teams taking- part being Foremost and the home team. There; was a -large and interested crowd on hand to'see.theluii and good entertainment was provided. The final score was 9-7 in favor of -fcKe Foremost team. A local game of some interest was clayed in Bow Island Tuesday night when the 'married men's team op- posed the younger men. The teams were both in good trim. The boys were getting well ahead of the mar- ried men for a while, but later the married men seemed to get a second wind and the final score was a tie, 8-8. Clark Lund officiated as arena manager, and Judges Shirley Hus- of Moses lake, Wash_ and Gee. Pamburn of Browning. Mont, tt- lected the following top men: Call Floyd Peters, Browning, Mont.; 2, Jack Cochlan. Stavely; 3, Fred Gladstone. Card- ston; 4, Jack Morion, Warner. Bareback Brose Lund; 2, Tony Olson; 3, Bert Orcutt; 4. WaUy LSndstrom. Steer Gordon Earl, Newgate. B.C.; 2. Carl Olson; 3. L. Palmer; 4. Devon Jensen, Bam- well. Wild cow Wayne An- derson. Sarnwell; 2. H. Mandeville, Stiff; 3, Luke Small Eyes. Cardston; 4. Jack Lockard. Maple Creek. Wild horse Grant Jensen. Taber; 2, Gallen Van Cleave, Taber: 3, Jim Bowes, Barawell; 4, Elling Lunde. No serious injuries were suffered by any of the riders. Top lime for the call roping was 15 2-5 seconds. Mat Event Planned For Medicine Hat MEDICINE weekend grunt and groan orgy will take on local color when a district farmer, 'Albert Frlemark will go to the mat with Darby Melniclc. well- known wrestling referee in a hall hour, winner take all, one fall cur- tain raiser. Following the last card which he described as a lake, the local farmer issued a blanket chal- lenge to any grapplers on the card. As he weighs in at 160 a match was arranged with Melnicli who tips the beam at that figure. "We will give him p. break fay finding someone bis own weight and Mel- nick will keep him said Pro- motor Al Lust, well-known local boxer. The erstwhile farmer tamed wrestler has auite a reputation as a rough and tumble fighter. The main bouts will see the Bos- ton Bad Boy. Jack Conley, grapple with "Riot Call" Jim Wright who has appeared on the local program on previous occasions. In the second main bout Hans Kaempfer. 230 ibs.. New York wil match holds with Walter Sirois, Hartford, Connecticut heavyweight. This is the fifth of a series of Saturday night shows and the ex- hibitions seem to be attracting inc-re fans each card. Al and Eppie Lust the promoters are providing top ranking exponents of the art for this popular weekend entertain- ment. McCarthy Quits As Manager of Yankees BUFFALO, N.Y., May Joe McCarthy said Friday night he had resigned as manager of New- York Yankees and gave as his rea- son that his -health would not allow to continue in the position. BOSTON, May ap- pointment of Bill Dickey, New York Yankees' catching star since 1S28. as that club's new -manager was announced here Friday night by President-General Manager, Larry, MacPhail. Champion Wins Ball Game 19-5 second game' of the Wheat Belt League was played in Queenstown on Wed- nesday afternoon between Cham- pion and Queenstown, resulting in Champion winning 19-5. 4- Hh 4- Now Occupying New Hall By HARVEY JOHNSTON A REASONABLE facsimile ol i Lethbriege's history, its upe and downs and its social phe- nomena is seen in the forty years of continuous activity DOW being, marked by the Lethbrldge Trades and Labor Council in their new quarters on 12th Street North, formerly the premises of the Church of the Plymouth Brethren. Inside this room, banked with chairs and lighted by overhead fluorescent fix- tures are-the framed pictures ol past and present officers of the council. TTanging back the rostrum is the original charter of the society, self-conscious with the flourish of Samuel Gompers. famous American labor leader, who immigrated from England to New York in 1S53. later becoming the most prominent voice in UJS. labor, and enjoying a world- wide reputation as a conservative labor head. He wss president of the American Federation of Labor when he signed the Lethbridge Charter, and the present president d secretary-treasurer of the local labor Castles and Harry Boyse explain that Canadian labor OWES its eight-hour day to the efforts of the indomitable Samuel Gompers who carried the cause of labor to the peace conference an Paris back in 1918-19. CHARTER UNIONS A nucleus from which a great development emanated, the roll of charter unions were three in cum- brewery workmen, the car- penters and joiners, and the brick- layers and masons. At present there are 20 affiliated unions on the council, but in the palmy days of the association prior to the first great war its ciember locals ran to three or four times thai figure. Building trades now much in de- mand as the construction boom pro- gresses increased membership rap- idly during a similar burst of build- ing activity between 1910 and 1913. The city had at that time 300 car- penters. 60 to 70 bricklayers. 50 to 60 plumbeis and 60 painters in its affiliated building trades. Some of these old-timers still reside in Leth- bridge today, contributing their por- tion toward alleviating an scute Tabor shortage in the construction line. Manv are deceased and a few have changed their occupation, moving off to greener pastures dur- ing the denression period between the great wars. Seasoned carpenters who have not forgotten of a hammer and saw and often seen in the city and district are: Jim Patterson. Jack Macdonald. Stanley Chappell. Sam Larson, Charles Brooks. Well-known bricklayers from the early union days occur in the persons of Rich- ard Burgmann. Harry Hall. Arthur "anning, J. W. Jones and William Bartleti. W. E. Alford, a. captain to the Lethbridge No. 1 firehalL bat a.t one time a bricklayer here, is proud to display his union card bearing the name of an English town and dated 1902, making Mm the oldest living union member in the city. He was also one of the council presidents, holding: that position not long before the war of 1914-18 opened. Mr. Alford in recalling the ear- liest period of rapid growth says that every trade and occupation "was unionized in those days. There were plenty of soiled hands and work was plentiful. The sense of union loyalty was keen. Ee re- members "walking off a building job" three times before it was com- pleted In sympathy with an affili- ated union. In this case the trou- ble was over his employer refusing- to hire union out the bricklayers and carpenters went. So strongly unionized was the city then that the Trades and Labor Council required a separate build- ing trades section to handle the needs of construction affiliates alone. But when hard times struck the city after the first great war this section was dissolved as trade after trade shrank to a mere hand- ful of members. ALD. FRED SMEED Perhaps the most outstanding worker here in the cause of union labor is Fred Smeejl. city alder- man, whose solid qualities have won the confidence of fellow members these many years, during which he has presided periodically for a total of 25 years, a record that is marked by a special photograph placed in the gallery at the Labor hall. In addition to its affiliation with the American Federation of Labor, 4. 4. .5. in North Lethbridge on Original Charter V T1 Samuel Gompers' Signature SHIP'S BAKER ADMITS "FEEPHOLE" SLAYING LIVERPOOL. "England, May Thursday charged. Thos- Hendren. slender ship's i baker, with the bolt" slay- ing of Stauaton, red-haired manicurist and former dance con- tact winner. Arraigned in magistrate's court, Hendren said: "I did it. I did it. I will say nothing." Police Superintendent T. A. Smith said Hendren had given a signed statement regarding the death of Mrs. Staimion. but no details were made public. Action in 1947 along definite lines f policy was urged by H, B. Hughes, i president of the Saskatch- wan Junior Chamber of Cesnnierca j peaking at the openlcg session'of j the organization's three-day confer- encc in i FLOWERY LETTER jr. j, jt, fti Jtf FROM INDIA BRINGS RESULTS Photo: Herald Engraving. NEW TRADES AXD LABOR COUNCIL HAUL BRAKE FLUID SPECIFIED AS THE ONLY BRAKE FLUID FOR ALL NEW CHRYSLER VEHICLES Specified by Chrvsler engineers as the only brake fluid for all their new vehicles, this CHRYCO SUPER BRAKE H.UID is now available for ALL hydraulic brake systems. Actual tests prove ir remains in its fluid state over a wider temperature range from 34O degrees Fahrenheit to SO degrees below zero! There has never been a better safeguard for your brakes against wear and corrosion! Avail- able at vour nearest Chryslsr-Plymouth-Fargo or Dodge-DeSoto dealer's. Specify CHRYCO SUPER BRAKE FLUID and be suref WHAT CHRYCO MEANS CHRYCO is a trade name coined from "Chrysler Pans and acces- sories bearing this trademark arc guaranteed by the men who design Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and DeSoto cars, Fargo and Dodge trucks and Chrysler Industrial Engines. ENGINEERED AND MANUFACTURED BY CHRYSLER CORPORATION OF CANADA, LIMITED ALD. ED. CASTLES President Secretary Fernie'ln 1915 at the invitation of the miners" union there. Afterwards known as "the last great wet" this visit to 3.C. territory took place a few months after Alberta adopted and B.C. went dry. the Lethbridge Trades and Labor j prohibition and B.C. went dry. Council has affiliation with the Everybody seems to have nad a good Council___ Trades and Labor Congress of Can- ada and the Alberta Federation of Labor. ?tid enjoys the reputation time, it is recalled. On another occasion local hotel manager staked miners and their families to a day's outing when they were forced to journey to Tafcer for their Labor Day cele- brations, the Lethbridge park hav- ing been reserved for other sports. Breathless drama for those re- soonsible for the financial obliga- tions connected with the annua observance is contained in a cer- tain Incident prior to a Labor Day celebration. One of the represen- tatives of the Trades and Labor Council arrived as usual at the city hall to receive the city's contribu- tion. to cause of labor and its jolli- fication. But rapid expansion had eaten into the city's financial re serves, it is said and the treasury was almost bare. As the chequ for S20o was passed over, the civi official whispered that speed in cashing the order was the most im mo fe of'having launched the last named organization. Accordingly it is no cause for sumrise to learn that the Lethbridge association will enter- tain delegates of the provincial con- vention this coaling -winter. Historv has it that the first presi- dent of "the- Lethbridge Trades sad Labor Council was James JRitchie. s. caroenter, and he was a secretary, A. Brown Pipes. The second in the line of succession WES Jack Larson, a miner, followed by Arthur Frayne. S. Tuckwell and. Billy Svmonds. Donald McNabh. Ben "Wakelyn. William Alford and' many that will awake echoes ia the minds .of the fast shrinking group ol early council delegates. LABOR DAY Labor DayT they recall was the red-letter day of the vear for the union enthusiasts. That -was the day he and his family Often he took a little too much liquid refreshment, but' in this he aided and abetted by the hotel proprietors who liberally donated to fee Trades and Labor Council's fund to finance a day of merry- making. Besides plenty to drink there was the most substantial and toothsome fare. Staff of restaur- ants were on the toes to serve the public's appetite. Hugged games of strength and skill, with racing events and baby judging thrown in claimed the attention of the crowds. Labor Day, held on the first Monday in September, was gener- ally a sunny, snappy day with the harvest spread on the countryside thereabout. It usually began with an imposing parade -when all the local unions Drought forth their most artistic floats while the streets lined, with the- moming-'s scare-up of spectators looked on and smiled their approval or broke out in oc- casional applause. Old-timers stiil speak the cays -when the crowds flocked to the Square, now Gait Gardens and waited while the various tugs of war and speeches of welcome were all there to be sampled, and of- ficialdom waited on their pleasure. "When Gait Gardens came into ex- istence the events was switched to Eckstonn Park, now a deserted stretch of land near the city car bams. "LAST GREAT WET" A memorable occasion for all con- p of prcgress for organized labor in "cerned was the mass excursion to Lethbridge and district. So it became a rac and circumstance. portant consideration at the ment. For. he explained, a minutes previously he had issue a cheoue for substantially the sara amount, to another prominent citi zen, and there wasn'E' enough in th bank to cover both cheques. Coul the council representative hurry? Being a husky union man in good physical condition he coul and would. against Hi Tradition says that the Trades an Labor man passed his unwary riva at the bank door at a stiff sprin1 planked the cheque at th teller's cage, and galloped off wit) the essential cash before his oppo nent realized what was happening Labor Day for ail its colorful ac companiments during its early lif here died a natural death sine0 the first great war. The Lethbridge Trades and Labo Council held its initial meetings in a hall standing on the site now occupied by the Herald, afterwards moving its quarters to a building erected on the south end of the present Marquis hotel property. Af ter misfortune struck and the. haL and property were lost to a loan company in 1913, the labor coun- cil met at different places up town and later in North Lethbridge finally adopting the Labor hall there in 1924. .where the council has me up until a few weeks, ago. Now the outlook is new and prom isirig just as the new quarters are Soon to be fitted with a room the hall is just beginning to function as a link in another era WASHINGTON. May United govern- ment a a fellow in -a-ho thinks the secretary of interior Ss-a pretty Nrosderful guy in pretty wonderful country. This fellow. M. P. Sharma, wrote the secretary a letter with this snappy introduettcn: -Dear Sir. "Kind-hearted and philan- thropic, gentls-minded, great, honorable and big. respectable secretary of the United States department of interior, art im- helper friend of mine and past and comkw future." Sfcarmt. irho atld be is a poor man from Harrai in tbe Xar- sisghpur district, understood the United States had a "most better" government, -which turn- ed out "useful literature, readies material and magazines." These, he had been ipfbnned, couH be had "f ree of eharses." "I have in Sharma. "immense to get such kind of useful litera- ture and And so pamnblets and wene yp and sens to the persuasive correspondent. were seat of charge. MACLEOD NOTES MASSET SAILS MACLEOD (HNS) seven years' service with the Al- berta Government Telephones and retiring as assistant chief operator .on Wednesday last. Miss Olwen Moses was guest of honor at a fare- well party recently when the entire staff of the Macleod telephone of- fice presented her with a set of glass seal candlesticks. On Thursday last Mrs. Lois Allan aid Mrs. F. Goodner entertained in her honor at the home of the former at a bridal shower. Follow- ing a dainty luncheon a basket, con- taining gifts was presented to the bride-elect. On Fridav last Mrs. J. Graham. Miss Gwen Grier and Miss Amy Stevens were joint hostesses at the horse of the former, entertaining at cards in honor of Miss Olwen Moses who was the reciieat of many love- ly gifts. ENCHANT VISITOR (HNS) Jam. aboard the Queen Mary after 10 years' service as Canadian higii commissioner to Britain and Can- ada's wartime link wita the British government. BOW ISLAND NOTES BOW Service at the United Church on Sunday morning will be in charge of the i C.GJ.T. group and the Young Peo- ple, and will be under the direction of Mrs. R. G. Wood. The C.GJ.T. girls are sponsoring 1 a tea and bazaar in the Community i Memorial Hall on Saturday, June i 1. Proceeds are to be used to swell I the carap fund. renewing old acquaintances in the district. Demand the Plaster Wallboard Once fire breaks out in a the walls can stop i; from, spreading bold it back until help arrives. the walls themselves catch fire, the fire sweeps on... unopposed... spreading destruction before there's even a chance to fight it! GYPROC Fire-Protective WALLBOARD is an efficient barrier against the swift progress of Like WALLBOARD burn. It confines flames keeps them from spreading time for help to prevent further damage to property. Demand fire-protective GYPROC WALLBOARD, therefore, for your own home. It may one day save you so much- at no extra cost. GYPROC WALLBOARD is sold by Builders' Supply and Lumber Dealers across Canada. GYPSUM, LIME AND ALABASTINE, CANADA, LIMITED WALLBOARD The carrect decjasd fur GTPROC Wsllfcoiril STWUK- ills th- saoply. II rsor supply j-fi proraptly, the Must ti Rot Ke a tioiac intl M u neons mpfHes- 4G-VS CARMAXGAY XOTES CLUB MEETS and Mrs. Ray Teskey len this veefc for and other points in Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lyckrnan entertained iheir friends at a -R-ed- ciag dance at the Community hall here following their marriage at Champion on May 20tb. W. C. Burke moved the building I once by the Women's Irs- i statute, to. a location on main street. Eric Collier has bought this j property and will open a store in the building soon. Flor- ence Chambers was hostess to the Ladies" Club on Saturday. May 18. Mcs! members were present, and j plans were mads for the annual j I bazaar and dance to be held in the j t fall. Action on beautifying the j s cemetery has been delayed until I replies are received to letters of j i inquiry on the subject. NAVAL CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS No. 4 NIGHT ROUNDS: Although the great Nelson officially died at the battle of Trafalgar, maoy customs of today's Navy teach Jack Tar that Nelson's spirit lives on. "Night Rounds" are still being made -with a huge brass candle lantern containing a single lone- some candle. For practical purposes, a powerful electric torch is also carried but the Navy con- tinues to cherish the glow of tradition -which radiates from this ISib-Ceotury lantern! ENJOY PICNIC PARTS DIVISION WINDSOR ONtARIO TO INSPECT SCOUTS CRANBROOS, B.C. The provincial commissioner of Boy Scouts, R. Ken Jordan, will make an, official visit at East Kootenay points next week. He will arrive in Cranbrook Monday and speak at ihe Rotary meeting, continuing to Pernie. He will in- spect Pemie Boy Scout troops Monday and Kimberlcy troops Tuesday and will, return to Cran- brooSj.Wednesday. I BOW j one members of the Mission Ban 3 j of the TJr.ked church, ur.uer j leadership of Mrs. R. G. JVood, held their last session for this term as, a picnic on Friday school. The Band has met each Friday sir.ce last j September ar.cj has had many inte.-- estin? projects during the term. 1; be reorganized again in the fall when school opens. CATCHER FOR WORLD'S SERIES IS DEAD ALBANY, N.Y.. May John Grabowski, 45, catcher for New York Yankees' 1927 world's series champions, died Wednesday in hospital of burns suffered when fire destroyed his home in nearby Guilderland the previous Sunday. In Best Of Tradition it's Always lAVft'S MILD Plain ttoYf pcpar don not flick to MILD or MEDIUM CORK TIP AND PLAIN PLAYER'S NAVY CUT CIGARETTES lEWSPAPERr iNEWSPA'FERr ;