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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Oclobfr 8, 1971 Till ICrHCKIIKit MCKAID Model T laxi hired out at 25 cents a mile Selling Fords beats hauling poles By MARGARKT LUCKIIUIIST Staff Writer found lie could acquire more land at S.'l an acre but cold hard MILK RIVER Harry and j cash was hard to come by so he Dean Smith are oldtimers ol the decided he'd better earn some Milk River district. Since arriving over (ill years ago they've done just about every type of work including by working out. He joined a threshing oulfil in the Monarch district. He cut bands on the bundles at S2.50 a homesteading, odd jobs, and day. When this job was finished running the first Ford Agency j he went to Avon, Mont., and in the area. got a job in a sawmill outfit Harry Smith arrived from which had a contract gelling Redfield, S. Dak., in at the f timbers for mines at Bui I e. age of 18, and filed a claim on "At first it was pretty hard a 160 acre homestead 25 miles Mr. Smith reminisced, east of Milk River. Later he I "I pushed big slabs back from Skogdag succeeds By NANCV .Mli.E.S Special rorrespondent CRANBROOK Literally lhe biggest Skogdag in Canadian Forestry Association hist o r y covered southern East Koote- nay woods for two days, draw- ing millions of behemoth equipment in the forest prime- val for some 400 registrants from three provinces and two states. Committee chairman Murray, Crestbrook Forest In- dustries Limited forester, lined ncr, Hon. Ray WilUston, minis- ter of lands and forests, urged the woods industry to take more public pride in the prov- ince's perpetual yield methods which have the continent's in- terested admiration. Multiple use of these crown lands on which SFU's stand is being worked out and applied to allow for similarly conserved use by cattlemen, fish and wild- J o h n I life, recreation interests and mining on a co-operaling basis. British Columbia chairman up the program of multiple land-use. Part: eluded teur ecoli ers, recn students, contract loggi company board chairmen and B.C. Lands and Forest depart- llic saw lo a fire-pil where Ihey friendly. We ;ilso drove for find ways around such for- burnecl. I got SZ.riU fur this job ers of Clay Kobinson and the bovs found also, but I hud to pay seventy- j sion Co., of Chicago all lhe girls of their own. However, fivc'ccnls a ilay for board and way down lo Havre. Mont." disapproving manager took a place lo sleep in the bunk- They stopped at all the dim view of these house. Thai seemed kind along the river and got and tossed lhe boys steep to me. 'Jlie flunkic, or to consign their cattle to Bllt it wasll.( lnev cook as they called them at when Ihey were ready, i learned to waltz; lhe time, was helper to the cook, price was twenty five romantic dance to which woman who used lo conk in per mile both ways and spring type floor must of Ihe hotels in an hour for waiting. 'certain Park, f became a flunkie good prices don'l you Oyer vcars the went to work for her. She brothers have watched taught me a lot about cooking. When she look sick she said I was enough lo take according to lhe Smith grow Some boys, was never dull m the ,he early days in the _ until the job was finished. 1 did. River area. "and Bu< I had a few troubles! "Wamer was a great baseball 1 shjnn of "The men were prelty con- lown early on, Mr. more. IBeforc the first sidcrate, as they knew I was Smith recalled. "I school was constructed, kind of green and doing the best I could, but they v.cre sick of their diel. They had been Sunday we had a baseball game going and a preacher drove up in his horse and Tomiipour taught a small class of children, but after the first school was built a ting too much beef and lold me and warned us we would all Dibble became the first of- about it. I had ordered a pork i for playing ball on teacher. from lown but it didn't show: day! Well, he didn't get up. The men took the beef that of a -peep1' I can tell you. so hung out in the trees, cut a he bacK home afler a lime hole In the ice in the creek and and leit us alone, I guess he plopped it through. Next day a i prayeJ lor us Usually after our whole pork came from town ball games we held a penny-and a good thing too or there'd ante poker nme which was the been very little to eat. Well, the end of a perfect the dry years of the 20s and .'ids the Smith brothers ran into difficulties. Farmers couldn't buy cars and auto businesses everywhere bad a bad lime of it. But these financial difficulties were, eventually men asked for a change of food and they got it." Harry now had enough money to build a little shack on his homestead. For a time he worked it then his money again ran out. He took on several was pretty rugged and rough in the early days and conveniences such as we know of today were unheard of. Mr. S 'th recalled the incident wiir couple of butchers, lacking prcpL-r refrigeration and the brothers can boast that since 1912, good, bad and otherwise, they have been affiliated with the auto business in all its stages and they firmly believe they didn't make any mistake in getting small jobs here and there in decided to make a kind this pe ot worK. area and even getting as house one winter. They both Harry and Dean down as Oregon where he was to pick all piled up and poured j arc getting on in years but art-water in, and as it froze, added i just as interested as they ORANGE CRATE PAL He had thoughts of going on to Riverside. Calif., Their main idea was to build a huge block of ice which would be chopped as been in the action around Milk River. They get down to their agency every day. stop- he'd carried on quite a the summer. It was to visit people on iheir spondence with someone from dandy idea but they didn't take thorn who had written his name Chinooks into consideration When you've been in an area HARRY AND DEAN SMITH CF MILK RIVER Willock Photo. year Blent personnel. Co sponsors with CFA were i the B.C. Purest Service- and the Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association. Massive machinery was on bush operating display in Cran- brook and upper Kootcnay sus- COALDALE (HNS) The tained yield units 80 'miles open house and social night, m a i n sponsored by the staff of Kate i Andrews High School, will be October 13 livery business. The two energetic tio 's brothers did he and his brother Dean got was of particular interest to South Dakota is jusl a skip ence Church. II i: hold'of a few horses and a young men around. The Smith and a jump from southern Al- all denominations, couple of buggies and started brothers thought they'd test it i berla today, but it was a long out. They drove over, paid a j trek for the Smiths to make recently resumed activities for the 1971-72 season. A lolal of 411 registered d ambi- lot of apart, which attracted manufacturer interest. Machinery ranged through firefighting, logging, road build- ing and chips handling at and reforesta- tion and slasli disposal meth- ods. Speaker at the Skogdag din- freighting hauling telephone poles for the first telephone line east of Milk River for thev received three cents per "a" refused. But young pole per mile. men' aggressive, usually In 1912 they acquired a Model i T Ford and expanded Iheir cenlui-y. But they have no re- Along with spiritual values, the dollar for a dance ticket and j back in the early part of the j 1 asked the manager lo introduce them to some young gals. He didn't like this type of casual acquaintance around his dance The purpose of show the young ivc according I11 ipscn for cirls of' The club N divided into three priesen. singes through which the girls' Guides ic cluh is lo ndvancc. lens and lirls how to arc: Tniibclper One i --Mrs. Herman and inid Mar.carel Kl; grets and plenty of good mem- j pirls learn basics in home-, helpers Lydia Lcpp and Barb- Music leader i-, Mary I making and crafts. Singing is i yra Enns. from to p.m.. j ]jvery business lo include a taxi I IjaiTV OrillSlOll bows on! Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the school. Parcnls and service. "We did a lot of driving for interested per- Pat Burns lo his ranch west of sons will have the opportunity Milk River." Mr. Smith recall- i to meet the teachers and tour ed. "Mr. Burns was an out-jjj-i yolc the school during the evening. I spoken person, but kindly and i Dotigherlv presents (HNS) Seven ncr-sons were nominated for five positions on the Taber separate school board but. Barry Orrrs-ton has advised he not be ui the running. He urges "Don't vrtie for me." Mr. Ormston has accepted the position of administrator for the Valley View Hospital, a position being vacated by David F- Turtle who comes to Taber as administrator of Taber General Nov. 1. Mr. Tntlle replaces John W. Howard who leaves at the month-end for Fort St. John, B.C. Nine COALDALE Dougherty, wildlife officer at Lethbridge, recently presented certificates and crests to nine successful students who coir-pleted the Alberta Hunter Training and Conservation Program course. Len Steinbrenner was in charge of the course. It was sponsored by the Coaldale Fish and Game Association. Those receiving certificates and crests were: Willie Gran-son, Oito Lenz, Tim McLennan. Tony Martens, Bob Wall. Stanley Gallant, Stephen Gallant, JRob Ober and Wayne Berglund. Mr. Dougherty answered questions frnm the audience during the Coaldale Fish and Game Association meeting. Questions dealt mainly the 1971 legislation permitting the shooting of hen pheasants. The executive of tJic associa-t on will meet councillors Ix-Ron Low and Bon Rcimcr of tcwn council shortly to discuss v. icUier join arrangements can be negotiated to develop hunte abandoned sewer lagoons into a fish pond and picnic site. The annual trophy day be held Feb. 12. John Shendruk announced new trophies in the competition will include: champion all-round bird trophy donated bj Swift Canadian Company: a championship big game trophy name of donoi withheld; a black bear trophy, donated Coaldale Lumber Products Lir.-itfd in Coaldale. Points for first two trophies will be accrued from the first, second and third tests received from exhibits entered in the bird and big game di J-i sions. The association hopes this be an added incentive for niore people to compete. Len Steinbrenner is the big g.-mie chairman; Ed Wiebe the fish committee chairman and Ron Dyck is chairman for the birds. Duncan Lloyd, president of Ihe association, presided at the recent meeting. 1-Ic noled that election for officers for 1972 mil be held at the .N'tov. 1 CLAIM 10 BOGOTA Reuler Ten persons were killed and at least 50 are missing in flood-stricken areas in northern Colombia where rivers burst their banks alter days of torrential rains, authorities said here Wednesday night. CARDSTON UlXSi CaiY1-ston town council received two more letters of appreciation for excellent accommodatio. at the Lions Park campground from visitors from Pocatcll'o, Idaho, and New York. A load-limit sign will be placed at both approaches of the new bridge on 3rd Avc. requesting that all trucks over pounds travel in single bnc and tin; maximum weight on the hvklpr he Si.OOO pounds. Tito speed limit is 20 miles per hour. Guard railings will bo install-rd al approaches. II is now open for Ira f f ic a l! bough not quile completed. A new storm .sewer uill Lio built from the Vern Hal! residence, past tiic Chinook Foun-i dal.ion, the Gaboon home, and from there Lees Creek. Agreements will be signed with the Leavitt and Aetna irri-; gat ion districts for the use of water within (lie town limits. Parcels of land in the town are no longer in the irrigation dis-1 rids under Ihe new act. 11 was decided to Irnvo the walk-way from Main St. to l.he parking HIT a IxMwcen thr council chambers and Live medical clinic open for l.ho present. Theic are "fid new books eal.i-Itgucd re.-uiy for distribution in l.he lihniry. Mrs. ( Worth, librarian, i recently purchased books in Uuidon. LCnglami, at a considerable savings. They lake Park Mr. Scott fcnn a ciub and then bring the proposals lo the town cumcil. Draining the lake in the rodeo grounds was also discussed. The request by Bevans Const uiction for a supply of water for its concrete operation was granted. It was proposed thai l.he road on 2nd St. E. Iwtween 5th and !lth Avenues be redesigned and developed. All-Indian rodros liil i by Black Face STAND OFF John Black Face of Stand Off, former elmekwagon racing eompctilor, said Thursday he objects .strongly lo the holding of "all-Indian rodeos." Mr. Black Face say.s Indian crmboys compelc in many rodeos in Ihis coimlry and the 1 .S. and they should OJM.MI their all-India n" rodms to while, competitors. "They ure di.scriminaling ngainst the while guy because hey're afrnid of (be while says Mr. Black Face. "I want lo put a atop to Coalhurst grad TABKR (HNS) Marlene Ponjavic, now al tending (be University of Lelhbriflgr and a Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd. lolarship winner, is a gradu-R o of the. Coalhursl High School and not t ho Pict ure Butte High School as reported erroneously in Wednesday's edi-lion of The SAVE T ON MUFFLER WE HAVE: A MUFFIER FOR FREE INSTAUATION 10 MINUTE INSTAllATI tIFETIME GUARANTEED FREE INSPECTION AND Al 60% REPLACEMENTS MOST CARS DN MUFFLERS ESTIMATES AT tyjINUTE INSTALLATIONS Phono 328-8134 crafts, history, nature, mystery and science fiction, animals and )ingraphie.s. The library has a new policy j foi delivering books to shut-ins. Anyone who is unable to get lo the library sbould call Mr.s. Worth. Free cards arc also given to peuplf1 over IM. ('ouiH'il moved thai proper iines be market! at the slop 1 and lluil a double line be placed on main .street. j Twelve building permits were issued, 10 of these arc for new homes. A lelter was ireeivod froir. ''arl Scolt proposing tin1 iisi1 nf the r n d o o grounds. Jt was 509 6th Avenue You give it all you've got. Molson Golden gives you ail the good, smooth taste you deserve. 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