Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
42 TH6 IETHBRIDGE Wednesday, May 30, T973 THE MOUNTIES Written by members fffTel ex-members themselves. Mountain dew In the prairie community where I was stationed as Corporal in charge of the de- tachment, most infractions of the law fell into two categor- ies, poaching deer and elk and the other one, that old familiar prairie pastime of bootlegging. On this day I had driven over to a nearby village to assist the young constable busy delivering a number of summonses in connection with a recent brawl at a neighboring dance hall. One recipient of these sum- monses was a 19 >car old lad who claimed innocence because he had been drunk and nor responsible. He also volunteered the source of his supply, an elderly widow who lived along on a remote farm. Fruitful search With a search wan-apt in our possession we made an immediate raid. Both in uni- form, we drove up to the house and knocked at the door. Receiving no answer v.e walked in to find an old lady sitting on a 3-leggcd stool sorting onions for planting. Showing her the warrant I jf.formed her that we were looking for brew and asked if she had any To my surprise she walked over to the stairs, picked up a 2-quart sealer, handed i1' to me and went back to her onions. Taking the lid off. the smell and taste revealed an ex- cellent quality of homebrew, but the old lady's cordial re- ception was most uaaccas tomed. Searching the house I found three more contain- of the clear liquid. Then I spotted a door open- Ing into the attic and found a veritable goldmine of jugs, bottles and jars. It took us half an hour to get the ex- hibits marked and loaded into the police car. After this I asked the wo- man where she had her still. She spoke very limited Eng- lish but took me into the kitchen, brought out a large pot with a basin for a lid and said. "This machine for make whiskey." Homebrew could be made by such a crude drip still, but I was sure this wasn't the case here. Inside we found nothing but outside in the granary, under a load of grain, was the copper boiler, pipe and cooler. We loaded this up along with all the brew. Needing a translator and learning that she had a son a mile down the road, we in- vited her to come with us in the car. By the time she got ready for the trip it was ob- vious that she had been sampling her own wares and was in the happiest ima- ginable mood, accounting for her unexpected co-operation. Her son wasn't home but a 16-year old granddaughter translated for us. The old lady said she made whiskey all winter to use as medicine during the summer (from wheat, water, dried fruit and yeast 1. She also said that she took a 6 oz. glass full three times a day. She then demanded to see her daughter farther down the road. Case closed At the daughter's place, her son-in-law asked what sort of penalty she would get. When I said that for the first offence it was usually a fine or three months in gaol, the old lady announced, "Me not pay fine, me go to gaol." But the following Tuesday when the magistrate made that exact award she paid without a whimper, eager no doubt to get back to her "medicine" and the a month the "grapevine" said she earned. COLUMNIST'S NOTEBOOK By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Things Tre might all do uithout: Tunnels without a light at the end of them. Female chauvinism. Arrogance in people under 40. Self-pity in people over 40. The smugness that all Mar- tini drinkers have after down- ing the third one. The master key to Water- gate. The task of writing our own epitaphs. Having to look for sympathy when you're the last guy in your block to come down with the flu. Listening to a first-year stu- dent of the violin trying to tune his instrument the morn- ing after you stayed three hours too long at a cocktail party. Being the runt of your class In kindergarten. Plan new park in Peace area GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) Two provincial parks in the Peace River region are being improved and a new park is planned for the north side of Stuigeon Lake, 60 miles east of here. Jerry Tranter, regional parks supervisor, said in an interview the department is aware of complaints by area residents about crowded conditions and limited facilities in area parks Uoerariing programs are being c .ied out at O'Brien and Moonshine Lake parks. Getting kissed by red- haired girl at a birthday party who did so only because her mother told her that if she didn't nobody would get any ice cream. Getting favorably men- tioned in the last will and tes- tament of a guy who had nothing on earth left to leave anybody but good will. Enemies who praise you be- hind your back. Weeks with seven Mondays in them. The memory of lost Aprils that can never come again. 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