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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tutiday, Soplember 12, 1972 THE LE7HBRIDGB HBIAID 3 Welling turn-off hit by chamber Hy DELIA Herald News Service KAYMOND Raymond and 3istricl Chamber of Commerce fficers and members voiced heir concern for what was ermed "inadequate highway sign signals" on the provincial lighway south o[ Welling. The location in question is at Beef prices holding up at Cranbrook NEW STAMP Chicken Dancer, a design by western illustrator and fine artist Gerald Tailfealhers of Standoff, graces a new stamp to be issued by the Canada Post Office Oct. 4. Still working on new design s for the Indian stomps series. Mr. Tailfeath- ers plans to create one for Pacific coast and one for sub-Arctic Indians. Art work esy the Glenbow Foundation. Tailfeathers designs stamps for new series CRANBROOK (SpcciaD- A recent livestock auction tor Cranbrook Sales Point of Com- munity Auction Sales Ltd. sold 261 mixed head for a total of for well-satisfied grow- ers from Creslon, Invermere, Eadium and Cranbrook areas. Quality of entries was excel- lent. It brought to return from 735 head in the three 1972 sales here so far, with the big sales still to come starling on Sept. 20 for mixed animals, and Oct. 4 for 300 to 400 feeders. In the recent sale good year- lings ranged from to a hundredweight, good heifers SO to steer calves to heifer calves Hie turn-off from Highway 5 to Highway 52 which passes through Raymond. In the past there have been a number of accidents and near-accidents at the turn-off. Motorists fail to observe it soon enough because of what lha chamber stated was in- adequate signs." Raymond and District Cham- ber of Commerce passed a res- olution designed to bring to the attention of t h e department of highways the concern of tho people. President B. V. Heninger re- ported the historical sign placed just inside the town lim- its has been removed for re- painting. The chamber changed tha regular meeting time from Thursday evenings to Wednes- days, the first week of tha month, at 8 p.m. Town councillor Dean Coo- per was introduced. He heads the recreation program for the council and works closely with tho recreation board. Mr. Cooper presented a re- port on the summer program and the Summer Games held at Bow Istand. He stated some 000 young people were involved in the summer activities ono way or another. Mr. Cooper paid tribute to Stevon JoBell, Director of the Summer Games and expressed PLAINS INDIANS Mr. Tailfeathers works on on oil painting of plains Indians for Edmonton collector Dr. Joseph Starko. Tailfeathers has achieved national recogni- tion wilh his designs for the Indian stamps series. Finlay Photo to feeder cows to fat cows to and baloney bulls to Largest single entry was 132 head by the Hank Campsell ranch at Fort Steele. Canada Packers Ltd. was major buyer, along with order buyers for Piacher Creek feed- lots. a desire to have Mr. JoBell re- turn next year. He is now at- tending Brigham Young Uni- versity, Prove, Utah. By D'ARCV RICKARD Herald District Editor STANDOFF Gerald Tail- feathers, 46, has added another feather to his cap. His "Chicken Dancer" de- sign for the Indian stamp se- ries will be issued Oct. 4 by the Canada Post Office. First stamps of the series came out in July. There will bo 20 stamps tn all, four from each of five areas. These stamps will depict the cultural features of the differ- ent Indian peoples of Canada. The first two stamps illus- trated the way of life and the Artifacts of the Plains Indians. Two more stamps arc sched- uled for October of this year, depicting the Dress ant Graphic Symbolism, again of tht Plains Indians. Stamps in these four catego- ries Way of Life, Artifacts Dress and Graphic Symixjlism be issued over the nex several years for four other In dian groups. These are, Algon- klan Speaking, Pacific Coast, Sub-Arctic, and Iroquois. It Is the largest commemora- .ive series ever undertaken by tlie Canada Post Office. Three well-known Canadian designers are working on the stamps for this series? They are Gerald Tailfealhers of Stand- off, George Bcaupre of Mon- treal and Ray Webber of To- ronto. Mr. Tailfeathers has finished his designs for the Algonkian nnd Iroquois hut doesn't know if they have been okayed. Mr. Tailfeathers had always w a n I e d to be an artist, ever since he could first remember. Perhaps it was because of his uncle, Two Gun, a self-taught artist who frequently v 1 s 11 ed Ihem, or maybe he was in- fluenced by his older brother Harvey, who was always draw- ing pictures. He was born in the Indian hospital near Standoff on either Mrs. Leavitt sweeps flower classes at fair By CATHERINE HULL Herald News Service CARDSTON Mrs. Rachel Leavitt of Cardslon took the 1972 Mayor's Trophy for receiv- ing the most prizes in tiie Card- ston and District P'air. Mrs. Leavilt concentrated on tire flower section, winning 23 prizes. A great deal of Interest was shown in the fair, with more than entries on display. This was a substantial increase from the 1971 fair. The cool summer was benefi- cial as evidenced by Ihe flower display. For the first lime, livestock was shown inside the arena. The cooking and vegetable sec- tions were displayed in the foyer of the curling rink. A home-sewn fashion and lal- ent show added interest to the afternoon's activities. The concession booth auction helped to make it a fi nanciiil success. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phone 562-2149 COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Lemkidge Herald Correspondents in Your Area VAUXKAU MRS. PAT POWERS P.O. Box 539 STIRLING RUTH ZAUGG General Delivery TABER ROSS GIB8 P.O. Box 2187 TYRREU'S LAKE MRS. MARY HAMUNG......P.O. Box 97, Wrenrham WARNER MRS. PEARL 1IE8FIT Genera! Delivery Contact Ihesc people for your District News or Classified Advertising Feb. 13 or Until lie was 10, Ms family told him Ms birth- day was the 14th, but then a change was made in the Indian Agency records and it has been celebrated on the I3th ever since. GHEAT NATION Mr. Tailfealhers is a Blood Indian, a part ol the great Blackloot- speaking nation which was famous as warriors and buffalo hunters. A prairie people, they had wandered over a vast area of southern Alberta and northern Montana before sign i n g treaty '1th the Canadian government 1877. Four years laler, with the uffalo destroyed by white hide unters and Indians with re- ealing rifles, the Bloods had e tiled down on the reserve in outh-western Alberta. This rge tract of land, the largest eserve in Canada, enabled the 000 Bloods to remain together nd to retain many aspects of leir culture. IKAZY CROW Ono member of the family vliom Gerald knew as a boy vas Crazy Crow, his mother's teptather. Crazy Crow was one f the last warriors on the re- erve and in 1839 he had been n a raid into Montana where js war party killed and scalp- id an enemy. In later years, the man carried with him a calplock which was a remem ranee of those exciting days. Although hfe died when Ger aid was only 12 years old, the my learned much about the his ory and traditions of his people rom the old patriarch. Much of what lie Icarnec inds its way into Mr. Tailfcath ers fine art paintings and illus tralions which he produces i lis sludio at Standoff, mld-wa; ictween Cardston and For Macleod. The design for the slam jllustraling the Plains Indians Way of Life is taken from th print "Buffalo Chase" b eorge Catlin, an America artist of the 19th century wh 'as renowned for his lifelon study of Indian life. MINI-HISTORY The design for the sccon stamp is from a photograph b Ray Webber. The artifac shown in Hie photograph ii elude a club, a fcalhcr heai dress, a woman's saddle, beaded saddle bag, a moccasii a decorated bison skull, a pa fleche bag and a calumet o pipe. What an exlraordinar amount of history is thus con densed inlo a stamp measurin 30 by 38 millimeters! The layout and lypograpl for both these stamps wer done by Georges Bcaupre. Tho department is printing million of each of Ihese stamp Think about lhat figure for moment and you will real! just how Iho story lold on the, stamps will reach Canadia. from coast to coast, in all waft of life. Beyond that, tho slory wi travel by air, by sea and ov land to all corners of the worl bringing Canadian history, ar Canadian crt, lo people of a I counlries. Roundup of District News K ..exiJS To co-operate FORT MACLEOD (HNS) letter was received by coun- from the Town of Pincher ggcsting that the town should so pay tribute to Centennial records indicate there was North West Mounted Police uarters set up in the commun- r. The mayor asked the secre- ry to write lo Pincher Creek ating that Fort Macleod would o-operate with them as soon as was known who the dignitar- s were that were attending. Honor Pollards TABER (HNS) A coim- illor for nine years of the Town f Taber, Lews P. Pollard, ind Mrs. Pollard, were the guests of honor at an "open ouse" on the eve of their de- arture to make their new ome in Calgary. Mr. Pollard, former land manager for the province of Mberta, has been appointed to he land review board, end is orced to change his headquar- ers from Taber to Calgary. A crowd of over 100 friends icard many fine tributes paid he couple for its service to the community. Loses writer CLARESHOLM The Local Press last week lost the ser- vices of a valued columnist, ]eft vices 01 a vaiucn coium Mis. Lozina Campbell, who jcn. to serve the Alabama-Florida mission for the LDS Church. She will he away 18 months. For years Mrs. Campbell act- ed as correspondent at Park- land, chronicling the activities of that community. Her report- ing showed skill in ferreting out hidden facts. In 1951 Mrs. Campbell be- came columnist for the Loca Press, assuming a similar por' for Ihe Nanton News in 1071. Ernie Johnson family keeps President's Cup By MARC LUNN Special Correspondent PINCHER CREEK The r e m i e r Exhibitors Family Award of the Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Soci- ety Fair, the President's Cup, was won for the second con- secutive year by the Ernie Johnson family. A minimum of three mem- bers of an immediate family residing at the same abode is necessary. Prize points are awarded in livestock, bench exhibits and bonus points in callle, horses, sheep and the dog The winning family will be awarded the cup and a sma! replica at the annual banque and awards night. As well a the cup, an Enton's Award i also presented. Mrs. Alice Zieffle also too the Edwina Cummin's Mem rial Award for the second yea in a row. This is awarded t families who do not have live stock, so cannot compete fo the President's Cup. The directors and cseculiv of the agricultural soeiet award this in memory of Mrs Edwina Cummins, a long-tim director of the society. Simpson-Sears Award is als presented along with t h i award. WINS DOUBLES Wanda luchia, left, and Kothy Jankunis, both of Nobleford, won the women's opei doubles competition ond the Cecil Baines and Charli' Sjogren at the recent Nobleford Tennis Club's tournament, lucinda. Luchia Phot Band instruction HIGH RIVER Children al- nding Spitzee Elementary can ceive band instruction every onday throughout the school ar, starting Sept. 11. Art Dee is the band director. who is interested may hi in. Instruments can be rented the rst year for and purchased the second year. The fee to Dee is for one child nd each for two or more hildren. Fees are payable CV' ry 10 weeks. New ACT centre HIGH RIVER Alberta Gov rnment Telephones has an ounced plans for a new work entre in High River. The new building is to be 4 feet by 36 feet. It will inciudi three vehicle garage, a stocl id dispatch centre, mechani al room, a foreman's office, lerical office, and a combined unch and conference room. Tenders for the new building are to be called in April am construction is to be com iletcd in September, 1973. The property for the ne' juilding, purchased from th Town of High River, Is locale between Ken Orr's new bottl depot and Jim Home's Hig liver Farm Service, (the ol firmac in tho indus rial area of town. Bureau closes PINCHER CREEK (Special) The tourist bureau operated by 11 young people, sponsored by the Opportunity for Youth program, has now closed for the season. A successful season was re- ported with more than vis- itors signing the log. Dinner-f o rtwo awards went lo Mr. J. Kubasek, Mr. and Mrs. .1. Staplelon, Const. B. Sterling, and F. Eorge. Bridal shower FORT MACLEOD (ILNS) The Country Beavers recently hosted a bridal shower honoring Miss Jane Jacobsen. The south Macleod commun- ity hall was decorated wilh summer flowers and blue and yellow streamers, the colors the bride-elect had chosen for her wedding day. Friends thai galhc-ed learned more about the life of their honored guest by listening to a bedtime fairy tale. Five little girls, clad in their pyjamas, as patients in a hos- pital, were Mclinda and Angela Hallon, Dana and Darcy Perrin and Angela Litle. They listened attenlivcly as Mrs. Rowena Perrin told the story cf a little girl growing up and becoming a nurse and finally getting mar- ried. Following the story, Miss Jacobsen was scaled at the ridal lable with her alien- ants. Miss Joyce Jacobsen, liss Elsie Collar, Miss Janel fyland and both her mother and the groom-elect's mother. Corsages were presented and Irs. Mabel Collar wished much lappiness as she presented gifts rom the assembled friends. Lunch was served by the ioujitry Beavers. Opens today GRANUM (HNS) Mrs. T. a s o n librarian, has an- nounced that the Granum Li- brary will reopen today. Members are reminded thai [heir yearly fees are now due and may be paid al the li- brary. New ice plant HANNA If all goes well, and there doesn't appear to be any reason why il won'l, the new ice plant in the Ilanna arena mil be installed and test runs made by Sept. 25. The project is a con- tribution to the commujri'j' by the Hanna Kinsmen Club which is standing the entire cost of the new plant. Caucer society prepares for drive CRANBROOK (SpeclaD- Easl Koolenay, Canadian Can- cer Society, region is having A forum from 10 a.m. lo 4 p.m. Salurday, Sept. 16 in Cranbrook at the IOOF Hall for its various branches who support the an- nual April drive for funds. Mrs. Fran Cuppen, area pro- vincial director for B.C. and tha Yukon, is chairman. Delegations from all East Koolenay branches are expecl- ed to attend. The Cancer society here does not affiliate in United Appeal, which usually has its drive In October. Receives Degree William M. Parkinson, son of Mr. ond Mrs. Tom Porkin- son of Vauxhall received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree during the University of Cal- gary Spring Convocation I M. C. Stavich, C.LU. Representative LETH BRIDGE Sound financial planning builds your estate today, conserves it for your family tomorrow. Call your nearest Manufacturers Life Representative The Manufacturers Lite Insurance Company ;