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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THELETH8RIDGE HERALD Tuesday, October 30, 1973 Tuesday, October 30, 1973 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Moors loads the carding machine (centre top left) in readiness to spin a batch of yam Some yards are made with each action of the machine Mr Moors and daughter Eleanor Witbeck display finished product John Moors of Magrath is pretty good at spinning a yarn he s been at for many years Mr Moors is the owner of Magrath Wool Carding and Spinn- ing which last year shipped 24000 finished pounds of yarns, spinning rolls and quilt batting to customers in Alberta Saskatchewan and British Columbia His market includes Huttente colonies small knitting businesses and craft stores Mr Moors started a spinning apprentice with Eatons in Hamilton Ont at the age of 13 Later, he managed the Alberta Woolen Products mill in Magrath from 1939 to 1945 It was from this mill which closed around 1960, that Mr Moors obtained some of the machinery for his business, which has been in operation for about 11 years Wool carding is a family business, with children and grandchildren helping Mr Moors spin his yarn Carding machine Photo essay by BILL GROENEN ;