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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THI tITHBRIDGE HERALD Tuelday, Octobor 26, 1971 Ski patrol plans auction An event unique for Letli- bridge is planned for fc'aturday at the Yates Memorial Centre. Tire southern Alberta zone of the Canadian Ski Patrol Sys- tem Is sponsoring a winter sports equipment show and used ski equipment sale from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The premiere of this hope- fully annual event will in- clude displays of the latest win- ter recreation equipment from local stores, and winter sports films. OLD LETHBRIDGE John Mysyk, left, of the Ukrainian-Canadian painting was presented to 1he university by representatives of the Ukrain- Soclety and Dr. Sam Smith, president of the University of Lethbridge ion-Canadian Society. The picture is more than 50 years old. examine an artist's conception of an aerial view of the city, after the Wilson Photo Halloween's history dates to Celtic times Ted Dawson, a member of tho ski patrol's executive board in Lethbridge said the purpose of "Countdown to Winter '72" is to acquaint the skiing and winter sports minded public with new equipment avail- able for this winter season. "I am happy to announce 'Ski the Outer Limits' and other good movies will be shown dur- ing the he said. Mr. Dawson also urged any- one with used ski equipment they wish to sell to bring it to U of L gets unique painting The University of Leth- bridge has been presented with a painting from the city's past. It is an aerial view 'of the city, done sometime between isn and 1921 by an unknown artist. It has been hanging in Ibs bar of what is now the Plainsman Hotel. Co-owner of the hotel, Wally Mysyk, said he believes the ar- tist was a relative of the ori- ginal owners of the hotel when it was known as the Arlington. Tha painting was presented to the university as a gift from the Society. The unusual aspect of the painting is that it was done long before aerial photographs came into use. It measures approximately eight feet by four feet and is expected to hang in the uni- versity library. The university also received four books dealing with Ukrain- ian history and poetry, and a scholarship from the Plainsman Hotel to be given to a needy student in economics. The gifts were presented by Mr. aaid Mrs. Wally Mysyk, John Mysyk and Andy Aura- menko. the Yates between 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday. He said persons uncertain of a reasonable price for their equipment will be able to con- sult with experienced personnel who will be there. Fund raising for the ski- oriented service organization will be In the form of a con- signment fee of 15 per cent of the price for which each' ar- ticle is sold. Mr. Dawson said, the used equipment sale will offer local skiers a "fine opportunity to equip their children or sell used equipment before the ski sea- son gets under way." Credit card care The Financial Post reports this year that oil companies will lose more than million from stolen or misused credit cards. Estimating the loss from bank, travel and entertainment credit cards, the total could be as high as S10 million. Re- member to guard your credit cards well, to keep a record of their numbers and the ad- dress to notify if they are lost. If they'get lost, notify the is- suer at once by registered mail. By SCARY BENNETT Ghost Writer Following a proclamation by Mayor Andy Anderson, Leth- bridge Children will have to do their trick or treating Oct. 30 this year a Saturday. But the traditional Oct. 31 date for Halloween, the festi- val held on the eve of All Saints' Day, is Celtic in origin. The Celtic name for the fes- tival was and the celebration marked the end of the summer. It was one of the two major celebrations based on the changes of the seasons. Oct. 31 was also the eve of the new year in both Celtic (pronounced and An- Saxon days. It was the time for observance of the fire festival. The end of the summer was connected with the return of the hefds from the pasture; it was also a time for the renewal of laws and land tenures, and the ceremonial re kindling of the communal fire for the ap- proaching new year. The Celtic pastoral festival was often combined with har- vest rites which included "kill- ing" (by harvesting) the corn spirit at the last reaping, and placing the last ceremonial corn stalk on the shrine dur- ing Samhain. The function of the Samhaui was to protect both the herds and the crops from the demonic influences believed to be pres- ent at Uie end of the year. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers con- trolling the processes of nature. These powers, it was believed, allowed the spirits of the dead to revisit their former homes during the festival. At Tara in Celtic Ireland, a special celebration was held ev- ery three years. The cere- monies were conducted by a special general assembly, or open air parliament called the Freig, which lasted for two weeks. At this tri annual festival, an tribal laws were renewed and the annals and genealogies of all tribal members were writ- ten. The ceremonies were opened with human sacrifices to the gods the victims were con- by fire. All household fires had to be citing u i s h e d and rekindled from the sacrificial fire. A tax was charged for each fire light- ed in this manner. Coupled with the fire rites, spiritual overtones and celebra- tions, both serious and frivo- lous, Halloween gradually pass- ed into the realm of folk ob- servance. In a lighter vein Halloween was also believed to be the best time for occult practices con- cerning marriage, luck, health and death. It was the only day in which the aid of the devil could safely be invoked for such purposes. In Scotland, young persons assembled for gafnes to ascer- tain which of them would marry during the year, and in what order the marriages would occur. The name, occupation and hair color of the spouse was believed to be determinable. In another rite, young wo- men sowed hemp seed on plow- ed land at midnight on Hallo- ween, repeating the formula, "Hemp seed I sow, who will my husband be, let him come and mow." By looking over her left shoulder she believed she might see the figure of her fu- ture spouse. Apples and a sixpence were put into a tub of water, and the person who succeeded in extracting either of them with- out the use of teeth, or jinning one of the apples with a fork, was destined to have a luckier year the forerunner of duck- ing for apples. Most of the games played with apples had some symbol- ic significance, but have now become merely children's games. The origin of the children's mischchicf night on Halloween is believed to have been north- ern England, and no historical meaning or underlying purpose is involved. Immigrants to the United States, especially those {r o m Ireland, introduced the secular customs that became so popu- lar in the late 19th Century and remain with us to this day. The Irish were fond of mis- chief making and playing pranks, and introduced the idea of "trick-or-treating." The most common symbol of Halloween, the jack o lan- tern carved from a hollowed pumpkin is really an adapta- tion of an idea originated in Scotland. The original jack-o- lanterns were carved from large turnips. Immigrants to North Amer- ica found the native pumpkin much more readily available and far easier to carve. The name jack o lantern is believed derived from the lantern carried by night watch- men in Scotland. Every TO years world famous H.A.M. one of the largest Carpet exporters to foreign countries has the largest Persian and Oriental Carpet showings in different parti of the world. This year this surprising exhibition is going to take place in Canada. Ai a result their merchandise can be taken at the lowest possible price. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL General Grant Room Thur. and Fri., October 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This collection hos been carefully selected from 30 branches in Iran. Included are fine pieces of 100% natural pure silk, as well as some very rare and valuable wool pieces. Choose a rug for your tiving Room, Dining Room, Bedroom and Hallway fr a collection of over 250 pieces, size from 1 x 1 to 20x12. All items to be sold PERSIAN MARKET WHOLESALE PRICE (Plus a small shipping and handling charge) Therefore, why shouldn't you decorate your home with Persian not only beautify your home but also deposit an investment for you. sheep wool, never wear out or change color. g 0 from o! Carpets that Besides, they a s a ore life-lasting quality ,made of pun Dont miss this opportunity. A Catalogue will available at viewing Termi Available No Interest Out of Town Call Collet! Lie. 1434 Potver outage last night A broken disconnection me- chanism at the city's Exhibi- tion Grounds electrical substa- tion last night caused a power outage in parts of Lakevicw Repairmen worked from 7 to 8 p.m. to repair the trouble. Escape artists remanded ..Jean Charles Golish, 18, and Rcnald James Kellington, 17, both of Victoria, B.C., were re- manded in custody in Leth- bridge magistrate's court to await the assignment of a lepal-aid lawyer. Golish and Kellington es- caped from Uie Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institution Thursday night by sawing through some bars on a window of the televi- sion-recreation room. The pair reportedly stole part of a kitchen meat saw to use to make good their escape. They were recaptured in an unused chicken-coop in Coal- dale by RCMP and UK town police. PENSIONERS TO MEET The general meeting of the Original Pensioners and Se- nior Citizens Society will be held in gym 2 of the Civic Sports Centre at p.m. Wed- nesday. Bus service will be available for those requiring transports tfoo. Lunch will be served. MOVMG LESS THAN 10 DAYS remain before we take over our new premises only one block west on 3rd Ave. New stock is ordered so EVERYTHING GOES. 72's AT 71 PRICES 1972 FORD TON 1972 COUGAR 2-DOOR HARDTOP 351 2V engine, automatic transmission, HD battery, block heater, tinted wind- shield, power brakes, power steering, radio, vinyl roof, decor group. WSW. Painted special gold glamour. STOCK NO. 2046. MOVING SALE 4193 .60 1972 MONTEGO MX 2-DOOR HARDTOP 351 2V engine, automatic transmission, appearance group, block heater, elec- tric rear window defroster, tinted glass, power brakes, power steering, radio and rear speaker, deluxe wheel covers. Dark ivy green in color with green interior. STOCK NO. 2040. 302 V8, standard transmission, HD gauges, 5000 GVW package, dual battery, block healer, oil and ammeter electric horns, right hand chrome mir- ror, rear bumper and painted special yellow and white with parchment in- terior. STOCK NO. 2057. MOVING SALE ___ 1972 RIDEAU 500 2-DOOR HARDTOF 351 V-8, G78X 15 WSW, appearance protection group, 60 amp battery, block heater, fender skirts. Power steering, power brakes, vinyl trim, radio and rear speaker. Visibility group wheel covers, two tone, automatic seat release. Ginger with whits lop. STOCK NO. 2084 1969 Meteor Rideau 500 OR SEDAN malic, power iteer- skes, radio. 2450 4-DOOR SEDAN 390 V-8, automatic, power iteer- ing, power brakes, radio. Reg, SALE...... 1969 BUICK LESABRE 2-DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, power power brakes, radio. Reg. SALE...... 2150 1968 BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM 4 door, V-8, automatic, steering, power brakes. Radio. 1969 FORD TON V 8, 4 speed, dark green and while. Reg. SALE...... 2450 S2250 1969 Meteor Montcalm 1969 FORD Vi TON 2-DOOR HARDTOP V-8 automatic, power steering, power brakes, radio. Dark plum with white roof. Reg. SALE EXPLORER PACK V-8 automatic, power steering, red and black. Reg, SALE. white roof._______ C4% MWUWK 19th Street and 3rd Avenue South Lethbridge Phone 327-5763 ;