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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD September 2, 1971 Visiting Lethbridge homes and gardens with... the Halmrasts Expanding the living area with a mirrored reflection A 15-year collection of western memorabilia .the Woodburys Alraut 200 cily and district people lurncd oul in sunny, but locally windy, weather Wednesday to lour several Lellihridgc licmes a-d gar- dens. The tour was sponsored by Ihe Lethbridge Council of the John Howard Society to in- clude the Nikka Ynko Gar- den, Cumlwrland House, and Ihe Lclhhridge Correctional Institute. Tlie latter stop was cancelled due to the present situation at the Institute. The tour concluded with tea at Ericltscn's Family Restau- rant. The first house on lour was Ihe home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Woodbury at 711 8th St. S. As a garden winner for a irmn- ber of yeare, Mr. Woorlbuiy has a special touch with his flowers and finely-clippstl Inwns. Goldfish dart in and out of floating plants in an outdoor pool amidst a profusion of marigolds, roses, petunias and salvia. In addition to this sheltered ncok. paintings nf Mr. Wood- bury's were on view bolh in- doors and out featuring wood- land scenes and prairie por- traits. At Iiome lo welcome guests were both Mr. and Mrs. L. C. HaJmrast at .1831 20 Avc. S. Immediately at the front en- trance a wail of mirrors greets visitors and creates an illu- sion of space by reflecting the comfort of the living area. Downstairs Mr. Halmrast pointed out his favorite carv- ings and memorabilia from days when lie served as MLA and minister of public welfare for the province. His favorite item is a line scroll presented to him on his retirement from the Emer- gency Measures Organization. The scroll is a work of Wil- liam Horfoay of Edmonton who spent 50 hours drawing each line by pen. Other attractions in the Halmrast collection arc a Sioux peace pipe, a fur pelt presented by Adrian Hope, president of Ite Metis Asso- cialion, a headdress from the Morley Indian tribe and an Indian necklace given to Mr. Halmrast when he assisled in Hie opening of Forl with Senator Gladstone. Mr. Halmrast especially en- joys u'ood carvings and has commissioned Alberta artists lo complement his collection. CONTINUED PAGE 15 love is... beachcombing together.