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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE END OF LOCOMOTIVE 1851 At Moberly, B.C., in 1915, Ihe locomotive engine now in Gait Gardens felew up, likely when her boiler was left to get loo low in waler. Heat turned the important valves and mechanical parts of the boiler into a sort of plastic steel which coulaWt accommodale the pressure, and an explosion resulted. The engine was refitted in Montreal, and eventually re- fitted again to become No. 3651. Photo courtesy of the Sir Alexander Gait Museum. -Rick Ervin Photo AS IT IS TODAY CPR Locomotive 3651 now sits behind a fence in Gait Gardens, on 1st Ave. S. The engine was purchased from CP Rail in 1964 with funds raised through public subscription in a campaign spearheaded by one of its former engin- ers, city historian Andy Staysko. It honors all of southern Alberta's railwaymen. -Monday, Sept.mb.r 2S, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HUALD J5 Papworth seeks board's unity Community recreation com- mittes have turned down a sug- gestion by County of Leth- bridge Reeve Dick Papworth that they eliminate "antagon- ism" by coming under one rec- reational board. In his monlhly report for September, Reeve Papworth said "there's too much con- flict" as a result of separata recreation offices and directors maintained at Coaldala and Picture Bulte. However, a recent meeting of the Coaldale recreation com- mittee turned down his sug- gestion that the two bodies united under a central recrea- tion board at the county in Lethbridge. Recreation services In county are currently under re- view, said Reeve Papworth, and a brief is expected to be presented to county council by the community committees. Meetings are also planned between the council and the groups. Locomotive 3651 wasn't always so serene She's Canadian Paci- fic 3651 now, and she sits in Gait Gardens to honor southern Alberta's railwaymen. And according to the plaque bolted to her, "Locomotive 3651. built In July, 1910, for many years hauled freight on the CPR Mountain Division." She was eventually retired, and purchased for the city of Lethbridge through public sub- scription in a campaign large- ly led by Andy Staysko, a city historian and its engineer in 1912. But if that sounds like the whole story o[ No. 3651, it isn't. Oshiro to be installed as Alta. doctors' president The Alberta Medical Associa- tion will hold its annual meet- ing in Edmonton Sept. 27 to at which Dr. James Oshiro of Coaldale will be installed as the new president, succeeding Dr. C. J. Varvis of Edmonton. There will be three panel dis- cussions: Alternate Methods of Health Care Delivery; Medical Licensure Society The Fut- and Global Budget lor Health Services? Panelists include Neil Craw- ford, Alberta minister of health and social development; Dr. .7. E. Bradley, chairman of the Al- berta Hospital Services Com- mission; Dr. G. C. Gingras o( Montreal, president of the Can- adian Medical Association; and Dr. J. E. F. Hastings, project director of the Toronto Com- munity Health Centre. The meeting, at the Chateau Lacombe, will also receive re- ports from more than 25 stand- ing committees concerning Tourism figures suspect The provincial governmenl evidently doesn't trust the stu- dents it hires during the sum- mer holidays. An Alberta G o v e r nmenl Travel Bureau letter contain ing southern Alberta Summer tourist booth statistics, sent to Frank Smith of the Travel am Convention A s s o ciation o. Southern Alberta says: "May I caution you that the above figures may only be as accurate as related lo the leve of responsibility of the fieli staff who have submittei these figures at the conclusior of the 1972 program. "We cannot release the per centage of error involved a you can appreciate, because o the youtliful stage of this pro gram." Other information containec in the letter stated that be twecn May M and Sept. 3, parties made inquires a Coults, at St. Mary, 10 100 at Fort MacLeod and at Frank. Lethbridge had no student employed through governmen tourism offices Ihis year. Homeowner grants on way ;The local assessment deparl mcnt received in home oUuor grants from the provin clll government Friday. batch brings tho tola sent to Lethhridge this year t grants will be mailer1 to" property owners >wit week. Others who have applied for grant and have not received an money yet arc asked to bo pa tient. There is generally a six week period between Ihe appl cation date and Ilia date th money is received. uch topics as Alcoholism and rug Abuse, Medical Aspects of raffic Accidents, Aging, Can- Child Health, Hospitals, internal Welfare, Mental ealth, Perinatal Mortality, harmaceuticals and Therapcu- DR. JAMES OSHIRO In fact, that cksignation Is really a "pseudonumber" when the locomotive was built in CPR's Angus Shops in Mon- treal, it was given the road number 1851. Old 1851 rolled throughout southern Alberta and B.C then until about October of 1915, when she blew sky-high in a catastrophic boiler explosion at Moberly, B.C., just north of lolden. Two men were killed in the explosion including tha engin- eer, named Halliday. The explosion may have been caused by a sudden addition of water to an overheated boiler, according to a Revelstoke, B.C. train buff named Dave Wil- liams. Mr. Williams, who sent the accompanying photo to tho Sir Alexander Gait Museum Lethbridge, described what probably happened: "She must have really went up, because nothing remains above the frames except the smokebox barrel, which' is bad- ly bent out of round. One can plainly see where the force of the explosion popped all the smokebox door bolts and sent it Lord knows where, yet the bar- rel is still attached to the frame. Some mighty forces were in action there, for a frac- tion of a second." Strangely enough, the only other more or less surviving engine of the same type in Western Canada lies under a quarter of a mile of water at the bottom of Slocan Lake having fallen off a barge tak ing her fireman with1 her. After 1851's boiler blew, she was hauled back to Montrea and fitted with a new boiler firebox and cab, and renum bered to 3851. Then between 1924 and 1928 she was rebuilt again, thi time with a different pressun valve system and high pres sure boilers and renumbered o 3651. Not all of the facts are known about the locomotive's explo- iion, since the CPR's head- juarters records which were maintained on each locomotive never mentioned "at- Horner to attend sod-turning New laboratory facilities will be opened and sod turned for new administration building for the Alberta Horticulture Re- search Center at Brooks next Friday. Dr. Hugh Horncr, Alberta agriculture minister, will be special speaker at a special banquet Friday night featuring all Alberta-grown products. As part of the ceremonies, an industrial tour of the Brooks district will be held Thursday and Friday. Dinosaur Park will be the starting point followed by a look at Tirol Dehydrators Ltd. and Alberta Alfalfa Products Ltd. plant operations. These firms process alfalfa hay into cubes and pellets for the ani- mal feed industry. Friday, the tour will start with a visit to Lakeside Feeders Ltd., Canada's largest cattle feeding and finishing centre T.e Horticultural Research Centre will then be visited fol- lowed by a tour of Newell Veg etable Ltd., the largest vege table storage facility in west era Canada. Brooks Food Industries Ltd. Brooks Tube Ltd. will be tour ed followed by a look at the honey industry and the leafcut ter bee industry. airs" they were involved In. However, another Revelstoke resident owns the original nurn- "wr plale from 1851, which he ays was picked up about a ali-mile from the explosion. The locomotive now sits on a hort section of rail on the 1st S. side of Gait Gardens, nly a few hundred feet from 3P Rail's east-west track line through the city. HELD OVER NATAL (HNS) _ The matter of sex education in the schools came In for some brief dis- cussion at the September meet- ng of the school board of School District No. 1 ut was held over for discus- sion next month at the request of D. L. 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