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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ______ OctoW 11, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIB 37 The story of Richard Blaisdell From aircraft carrier to the Wa By CHARLOTTE CUH11S New Vork Times Service NEW YORK Thcve he was in Ihe aircraft carrier's galley with 500 loaves of bread and 50 pineapple upside-down cakes in Ihe oven when the alarm sounded, automatically scaling him off so a torpedo couldn't flood and sink the ship. And there he stayed lor four- and-a-hatf hot and airless hours of the torpedo alert so hoi and so airless that he passed nut. When they finally came to rescue him, lo carry him off to sick hay, what was Richard C. Blaisdell doing? Why moaning, of course. "My he cried weakly. ".My cakes (Jet the cakes." i At the time, Blaisdcll was a commissary man aboard Ihe USS Ticonderuga cruising the Tonkin Gulf in the early years of Ihe Vietnam war. He was ob- viously a serious cook. So se- rious that he went on to bet- ter things: Cakes that looked exactly like destroyers (with dry-ice smoke rising from their stacks) ami the title of "offi- cial cake decorator of the Pa- cific Such triumphs were to some extent predictable. He had al- ready distinguished himself back home in Mossyrock, Wash., as something of a hoy wonder. At age 9, he was mak- ing cookies, cakes, bread and [live arts in the International cinnamon rolls. By lire lime he Culinary Competition. wide Marzipan cookie was 14. lie had founded an all- hoys baking dub, which won prize aflcr prize at country fairs. Today, at 32 and dozens of cake decocting prites later. Blaisdell is chef decorator at Ihe waldorf. where lie presides over a sweet-smelling. fantasy world of spun-sugar fruits and Marzipan flowers. Yet even that isn't enough. i This week in Frankfurt, West j Germany, Blaisdell, a member of an 11-man American team, is going for what lo him is the large, bowl. I think I have a good I These are the more tradition- he said, "Americans 1 a] confections. The judges, who usually do well." I will study entries from na- His entry, which took live tions. are also in lor a lesson 1 in American pop cultirc. llesides the seals of the SO stales in Marzipan and the flowers of the SO stiites in Ulaisdcll is offering fig- temple wedding cake has in-! nre? of Laurel and Hardy in dividual packages of fruitcake: while chocolate, the American eagle and the Statue of Liberty months of 18-hour days lo pre- pare, includes 27 displays. A fruit tree with paper-thin Mar- zipan leaves and flowers stands rock partlen. An elaborate sugar, lilai !e wedding cake has in-! ures of L; inside. A bouquet of Marzipan roses. tallow, dancing Mickey p a n s i e s. zinnias, hibiscus, i "choroiolo orchids, daffodils and asters is a tallow and Olympics gold I formally arranged and very fia- i butter-coloring bust o( I'res- medal first place in decora-' gile atop the Marzipan lid of a ident Nixon. UouE AIWWS WBwjsHeitt I !_______ YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER MIHALIK'S 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES Prices in Effect October 12th, 13th and Uth. Mayfair Foods Meats Canada Choice Canada Good "We invite you to try our meats The Best in Town" "We will cut our meats to suit your requirements" FRESH GROUND BEEF CANADA GRADE A ROUND STEAK .r HUMP ROAST l EMPIRE SIDE BACON SUCEO BURNS JUMBO BOLOGNA CrOSS Rib ROtiSt Canada Grade A lb. Chuck or Round Bone Roast )b. B.C. Mac Canada Fancy 20-lb. Handi Pak box Apples Pomegranets 2 Cauliflower Colifornia No. 2 h California Canada No. 1 lb' Vino Ripened Canada No. I lb. FLOUR ROBIN HOOD .'I. F AB (pus Jfle COUPON INSIDE) 5-lb. box PINEAPPLE JUICE HAWAIIAN GOLD 48-or. tin 9O vUrrCC CHASE AND SANBORN i-ib. tin Mayfair Foods Dairy and Frozen Products Sweet Milk Biscuits Buttermilk Biscuits Tit v> Krwft Cnnadian Proc. Cheese Velveeta Cheese Orange Juice To" PvCl Brook Pork Dinners Brook Pork Dinners 1 l-oi. pkg. 1 l-oz. pkg. "T5J Orange Crysttsls iwm 3 ,or 88c Apple SaUCe Berrylond i r 5 98C TV Tomatoes ,in 3 for 89c Macaroni GoWen wheoi.................s.ib. box Vegetable Oil Wesi boii> Lard MOPI. i-ib, 5 "8c Cliocolafe Chips fryi 120, Pkg 49c Shredded Wheat io.OI 3 (0, 98c Miracle Whip 79c Dog Food 8 98c Aspirins 100. 78c Brylcream King 98c Dutch Cleanser 2 for 49c YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER MIHALIK'S 642 )3th Street North LeJhbridge Phone 328-5742 FREE CITY DELIVERY OK LARGE ORDERS STORI HOURS: Mon. Tuos., Wed Sal a.m. till p m Thursday crnd Frideiy 9.00 n.m lo You foed AnyTitne... 9 I ...WaitMs Kingthe Bell! You can be sure your Ads will reach just about every- one you want to reach; They won't be driving, they won't be sleep- ing-or talking! READING REQUIRES ATTENTION And ATTENTION what YOU GET with... lethbndge Herald CALL 328-4411 ANYTIME! Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday Till p.m. The Lethbtidge Herald ;