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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THE POINT COULD A dream holiday to Blue Hawaii Here's how: From now until Sat- urday, Sept. 29, any i purchaser of a 1973 brand new or demon- strator model from Beny's will be eligible to win a trip for two to Beautiful Blue Ha- waii. Draw will be made Mon., Oct. 1st. You'll Have One Chance In 125 To Win This Fabulous Trip Wrecks The Marshall Auto Wreckers yard stands on ground which once was the centre of Lethbridge's red light zone. One of the first sights travellers cross- ing the river on the high-level bridge saw was the twinkling lights of brothel buildings. Concluded from Page 5 harassment prompted a local madam to move her quarters to a new house by what is now Henderson Lake where she was able to do extra business ad dis- trict farmers came into Lethbridge. After Rev. McKillop died in 1907, other parties took over the umbrage at the "segregated area." Instrumental then was the Temperance and Moral Reform Society, whose ob- jections to the brothels focused on the liquor serv- ed customers there. The Lethbridge Herald often recorded such city debate over the area. In 1912 an interesting incident occurred. In the June 12 issue The Herald ran a front-page story on a complaint by a city man that his young son was given liquor in the "segregated area.'' The Herald story thundered: "The matter is a serious one, and the sooner the evil is wiped out the better. At the present time, and indeed for some time, the youth of this city have been revelling in regular booze orgies in the neighborhood of the point." Two days later in The Herald's back pages there appeared a follow-up item: YOUNG BOYS "In connection with the stories about young boys frequenting those dives of iniquity. The Herald has received a letter signed "Frankie Henry" who states that she is a 'woman of the underworld' and that they (her colleagues) are painted worse than they really are.') "The writer, referring to the charge that a number of young fellows, mere boys, were over in the dis- trict while intoxicated, states that they were very drunk when they reached the district, and had a bot- tle of liquor which was passed the crowd on the street. 'Frankie' very frankly states that boys of that age are a 'nusiance, as they have no money and can only sit around and act smart.' The Herald story con- tinued: "The writer also states that she refused them admission to her house. She writes, 'There are not half the men and boys come down here and get drunk, as there are that get drunk and come down here.' The writer is equally frank in stating 'prices for liquor is too much for them to pay.' NO SURPRISE The Herald's degree of involvement in the local issue is not surprising since at the time its building was located on the border of that notorious Point. The author of Red Lights on the Prairies suggests that the growing economic ausperity of the Depres- sion and rigorous police prosecution of the oldest profession were the two reasons that this area of town eventually lost its colorful connotations. PEST WATCHED A new strawberry pest was spotted one year ago near Richmond, B.C., the first North American sighting south of Alaska. Although so far confined to an island, the strawberry tortrix is undergoing exten- sive study from Agriculture Canada scien- tists to find the best com- bination of cultural and natural controls to keep it in check. Choose from a Good Selection of Brand New 1973 Models and Company Owned Demonstrators We're rolling out the Red Carpet... our transportation experts are anxious to deal. Come in now. Deal with Beny's... You'll BENY-fit BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE 2nd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 328-1101 1971 ELEGTROHOME SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER Caballero Remote Control Black Matrix Picture Tube set on and olf Solid State position Volume Control Color and Tint Fine Tuning Cabinet Regular SPECIAL OFFER VAN'S TV SALES SERVICE 1238 3rd Ave., S. Phone 327-5020 ;