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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, 13. 1971 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD 3 MRS RIRIE FEEDER LAMBS MOVING OUT A shipment of feeder lambs moves oul of J. A. Ririe's yard at Magrath, bound for Idaho Falls. Mr. Ririe keeps 300 young ewes every year for breeding purposes. Mrs. Ririe, (he former Maude Laylon of Laylon, Utah, still helps her husband by raising weak lambs. KING OF THE SHEEPMEN-J. A. Ririe of Magralh has been raising sheep in this country since he wos 15 years old. "Sheep have been good to he says. His fother, J. B. Ririe, came to Magrafh in J8P9, bringing two carloads of Ramboulle) sheep from West Weber, Utah. It became one of south Alberta's many agricultural success stories. Mildred Harker Phofos Magrath Trading Company executive Ririe is big name in sheep, retailing By MILDRED IIAItKElI Herald News Service STAGRATH .T. A. Ririe, one of southern Alberta's most active sheep ranchers, is in his B7th year with 60 years in busi- ness. He began with a flock of 500 ewes in 1912 and now has over Feeder lambs were sent to the annual sale at Great Falls Auction where he purchased his starter sheep. He sells 1..5UO annually. Lambs are still big business (or Mr. Ririe. "Sheep are making a come- back and should be in the he says. Mr. Ririe slill has a band ol at Twin Rivers. Another are at his feed lot west of Magrath. He keeps 300 young ewes every year for breeding purposes. "I've been raising sheep since I came to Canada as a 15-year-old." he stated proud- ly. "My father, J. B. Hirie, came to Magrath in 1099 and brought two carloads of Rain- boullctt sheep from West We- Young Alfred inherited a love i for the animals. "Sheep have been good lo I me." he says, recounting how- he got started in his own busi- ness. "In 1910 I was delivery Helping Natural Gas Customers On a regular visit to Soul hern Alberta gas cust- omers is Mrs. Delia Cavanagh, home economist with Canadian Weslern Natural Gas Company. Mrs. Cavanagh will be visiting: Lethbridge Sept. 14 and 15 Raymond Sept. 16 Claresholm Sept. 17 Taber Sept. 20 Vulcan Sept. 21 Fort Macleod Sept. 22 Blairmore Sept. 23 If you hove queries regarding meal planning, can- ning, fabric care or aboul (he Icitesf types of synlhetic apparel please feel free lo telephone our local office for an appoinlmcnl with MTB. Cavanagh. She will be available for consultation each afternoon between and 4 o'clock. Canadian western natural gas company limited 410 Stafford Drive, Lethbridge Phone 327-4551 boy a I the Magrath Trading Company. Two years later I got the opportunity lo be man- ager. (He was a business grad- uate (rom Brigham Young Col- lege at Logan, Utah.) The store was in financial difficulties and the directors were giving me a bad time so I went east of Great Falls and bought 500 ewes." He ran them on the Woolley section southwest of town. The land was unbroken grassy hills. He put sheds on it and walked the eight miles after store hours lo check on lire sheen. "I'd bum a ride back when I could." (Mr. Hirie slill walks to his feed lot each day one mile west of In 1910, be recalls, he watch- ed John and R. W. Bradshaw drive past in their Cadillacs. They were two of Ihe store di- rcclors and those were Ihe firs! cars he saw. Later he drove Fords. On Jan. 11, 1911, J. A. Ririe married Maude Layton of Lay- ton, Ulali. She has been a true helpmate, making a lovely home mill beautiful flower and Magrath. Their children are vegetable gardens. Her hobby Mrs Wendell fAlice) Fowler of Sail Lake City, Ulah; Mrs. Wallace (Virginia) Wilde. Ray- mond; Mrs. K. K. (Marjorie) Balderson, Magrath: and Ihe late Mrs. Gordon (Jean) Cole- man. There are nine great grandchildren and two greal grandchildren. is music and she had been pianist and organisl for the LDS Church since coming to Magrath. Their four daughters learned an appreciation for good music from this gentle mother who is also an excellent cook and seamstress. One daughter is always look- ing forward (a time. "If was very common for fath- er to bring weak or oi-phan lambs home in Ihc trunk of the car and put Ihcm behind he kitchen stove." There were always pet lambs lo bottle feed and ailing sheep were kept in the bam at the back of the lot uniil it was moved lo Ihe feed lot. Mr. Ririe still enjoys check- ing the sheep each night after store hours. For 61 years he has successfully managed a mercantile business that has won acclaim for all who know it. Mr. and Mrs. Ririe are re- spected pioneer citizens of Horses tested at Coutts COUTTS (HNS) The Inter- national 4-H Light Horse Club held its achievement day at Coutts recently, bringing lo a close the year's work with (ho horses. Sharla Winters of Milk River won the grand championship on lotal points. Leslie Franks Warner won the reserve cham- pionship. Winners were: Halter class showmanship- Leslie Franks, Warner; Darleiw Jaffary, Coutts. equitation: Leslie Franks; Leslie Croteau, Warn- er. Western pleasure: Laurie Fur- long, Coults; Sharla Winters, Milk River. Reining: Holly Barringer, Milk River, Laurie Furlong. Trail horse: Sharla Winters; Lavone Winters, Milk River. First and second winners in these classes will go to Fort Macleed Sept. 18 to take part in the competitions held for all the southern 4H Club winners. Gymkhamia evenls finished off the day. Vandalism charged CLARES HOLM (HNS) RCMP here have charged a man with vandalism in connec- tion with the destruction of a large number ol traffic street signs in town. The signs were bent or brok- en, apparently by being ram- med a vehicle. Public works supcrintendcnl Dick Kaniikawaji said there were aboul. .'to signs damaged Driver drunk says jury TABER (HNS) "We find (hat the advanced state of in- toxication of the driver Elmer Awasis made him incapable of operating a molor said the coroner's jury at the in- quest inlo the deaths of Iwasis and Fred Smoke. They died dur- ing the early hours of Wednes- day, July 7. Evidence at the inquest indi- cated (lie pair, driving east on Highway 3 about one mile west, of Taber on the wrong side of (he road, met their deaths when their car was in collision with a westbound vehicle. The four occupants were taken to hospi- tal. Testimony was given by two motorists, each of whom were following the subject vehicles on the night of the accident, by Dr. S H. Wpl.son of Lethbridge, and RCMP constables who in- vestigated the incident. Silver dollar bingo set COLEMAM (CNP Bureau) Henry chief of the Cole- man Volunteer Fire Brigade, has announced the brigade will sponsor a giant silver dollar bingo lo held in the Elks Hall I he evening of Oct. 18. Money from Ihc event is used by Hie hrignnY for brigade- sponsored funcu'ons incli'ding essay and poslcr contests for the local school, muscular dys- trophy research support and other evcnls. Sekella wins scholarship Q COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Alexander J. Sekella, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sekella of attending the Southern Institute of Technology at Cal fiileys Data Share Internation al Limited Scholarship. He received the scholarship for bis achievement in the sur- gary, has been awarded thp I veying technology program. Field hockey gch go-alicad al CoaldaJe COALDALE (H.NS1 A good spirit of interest, co-operation and enthusiasm was shown at the recent organizational meet- ing Ireld (o prepare for Ihe 1971- 72 hockey season for I he south area of the county of Letli- bridgc. The meeling was called by the southern cnunty regional recreation board. Named as hockey organiycrs were Doug Campbell. George Begany and Jack Tmlcnen. They w-ill meet and work with D. Gelderl, recreation direc- tor, to discuss and organize various hockey programs for the upcoming season. At this meeting im- portant decisions were made to give direction lo those in charge. An attempt will be made to organize a field hockey league. The same teams will he used for ice hockey. It was (elt this would give the boys the needed early practice for ice hockey. A definilc allc-mpt will be made lo co-ordinate the age ca- tegories for the players to meet with those set down in the provincial regulations. AVID CAMPERS More than one million fami- lies in the United Stales n-c-nl camping and touring with their caravans in LOGGING CONTRACTOR Required Immediately In Croston area of East Koolenayi lo produce 6 loadi per day. Contact Croilbrook Forest Industries Ltd., at Crarv brook 4'.i6-6241 or Crcslon 428-2244, after office hours con- Int) Mr. Sid Brass, divisional Forest Supcrinlcndnnl at 426-4051. old style He opened up the north with baling wire, canvas and courage-and maybe the thought of Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner waiting when he made it back home. Alberta's original Pilsner has logged a lot of miles and quenched a lot of thirsts in nearly fifty years; and it tastes as good today as it did way-back-when. Slow-brewed and naturally aged for men who appreciate the down-to-earth flavour of an honest, old-time beer. Try it. IHADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF UTHBHIDGE ;