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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VI, 1W1 TM LHH8RIDGE HERALD 3 Sidewalks shape up in 'Pass town Blairmore 100 per cent improved By VERN DECOUX C'rowsnest Pass Bureau BLAIRMORE The side- curb and gutter project, being done in various parts of Blah-more, Is Hearing comple- tion, andwhen roadwork is completed with the project, a great improvement noted. will be The project Includes feel ol four-foot-wide mono- lithic sidewalk; feet of six-f o o t-wlde standard side- walk; feet of roll-type Fall colors are brilliant 'Pass area is golden By VF.RN DECOUX Crowncst Pass Bureau BLAIRMORE Trees in the rowsnest Pass have had their rst touch ol frost and are now ALASKA TO ARGENTINA Sam Corbin, June and Greg Siple and Dan Lys Burden stop over a1 Fort Macleod on Iheir bicycle trip from Alaska to Argentina. Swihart Pholo Alaska Highway ivas a bit rough want to promote biking' By .TEAN SWIIIAHT Special Correspondent FORT MACLEOD Hemi- slpur a bicycle trip from Alaska to Argentina has been undertaken by five young people. Their mileorheter registered miles as they stopped in Fort Macleod for a noon meal. They said they are undertak- ing Hemistour because it is the kind of stimulus that bicycling needs to continue growing into I a widespread sport. Five years in the planning, it will take them years to make the trip. Those involved are original- ly front Columbus, Ohio. There the idea was born. Dan Burden said: "We want to promote biking, not only for around town but for family va- cations, touring by bike is pos- sible and healthy. We want to experience the country we live in, we want to breathe it, feel it, know it." Completing college in Ohio and then getting married and going to Missoula, Mont., to university has been the life of the Burdens and the Siples. Fiftli member of the team, Sam Corbin, 32, and a geo- physicist, went to Alaska three ago to work. This May his friends completed their uni- Priscilla Club CARMANGAY (HNS) Thirteen members and three visitors were present at the lome of Mrs. Violet Davies for he September meeting of the Priscilla Club. Raffle and entertainment irizes were won by Mrs. Joy jaczo and M-.-S. Hazel Scotter Mrs. Phylis Fremstad will be the hostess for the October meeting. >eginning to display signs of beautiful fall colors. Mountainsides in the area vill soon be ablaze with color. Hopefully a period of Indian summer will provide time for '.ocal residents and visitors to enjoy the fine display of reds, jolds, yellows and purples of trees set against a background of evergreens and blue-grey mountain peaks. Meanwhile, many residents who were concerned over the evergreens on the mountain- sides around the 'Pass turning bright red this spring are heav ing sighs of relief as the trees are beginning to regain their green color. Forestry officials explained the red evergreens was a con dition called "Red Belt" that occurs when dry winds draw moisture from the needles of rees and the ground and roots if the trees being frozen, do idl allow roots to provide moisture for the needles, Numerous spots in the sur- rounding hills were hit by Red Belt. monolythic sidewalk; and 00. feet of curb and gutter. Approximately two .miles ot sphalt pavement is to be done n the areas and it is hoped that course for most of the ance will be completed thij all. The curb and gutter project, awarded to Calgary Concrete, under Hie supervision ot .Jonn Svangelisto, was tendered at and the contract for storm sewer was awarded 'to Craig Contractors at The paving contract was awarded to W. A. Cooke and Sons of Pincher Creek. Assists church COUTTS (HNS) As part o the Erie Rivers High Sclwo work experience program, Mis: Nancy Erickson of Coutts wil be working in the office of SI Paul's United Church at Mill Hiver. She will work after neons, Monday through Friday, praise. New hymn books COUTTS (HNS) The new hymn books were dedicated and placed in the Coutts Uni- ted Church in memory of How- ard Allen McLeod, Edwina and Joseph Theodore, Isabelle Thompson, George Whitesel and Effie Myrtle Darling. These hymn books are to be an addition to worship and Chief Zak backs pee wees Silver dollar bingo COLEMAN (CNP Bureau) Fire Chief Henry Zak has an- nounced the Coleman Volunteer Fire Brigade will hold a silver dollar bingo night in the Cole- man Elks Hall Monday, Oct. 16. The event will feature 15 games and 225 silver dollar prizes will be given, including a 75 silver dollar blackout. Detour oiv 64th Ave. proposed for beet trucks By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER Objections from farmers to a town council rul- ing against farm (rucks using town streets was discussed re- Oddie takes over TABER (HNS) The trans fcr during the summer of Taber Kiwanis Club president Gordon Schnell to Dray ton Valley moved president elect Colin Oridie into the president's chat slightly in advance of the nor mal Ocf. 1 date. President Oddie has outline! a new committee structure am has requested members to indi cate preference as to commit tee work desired during Ih coming year. The meeting heard reporl and saw slides ot the highlight of the annual convention o[ tl Western Canadian District Kiwanis International held i Edmonton the reports wer given by Harry B. Myers, Sta B a r t r a m and Mr. Oddie. F supplied the pictorial review. ently by representatives of the aber Barnwcll sugar beet Towers organization and town ouncillors. Speaking for the 25 farmers onccrned who normally use Oth Ave. as a west entrance to own, Mike Putici, president, nd Ed Shimbyshi, aid farmers had been singled ut just at the time of delivery cannery crops and sugar jeets. However, 11 was in April thai ouncil direcled that trucks of pounds and over should lot use a through route on 50th at which time gravel rucks were the offenders.' The roper truck routing signs vere not posted unlil late Au- gust. Speaking for the town public Proceeds from the bingo will be used to support the fi-e- man's pee wee hockey, the an- nual school poster and essay contest and to fight muscular dystrophy. Brigade members and their families attended tile recent annual picnic held at Crows- nest Lake. It .was attended by 65 people. Races, games and treats were enjoyed by all. The annual firemen's ban- quet and ball will be held in the Coleman Elks Hall Satur- day, Nov. 25. versity training and plans fo the trip were ready. Dan Burden, 28, a phot journalist, and his wife, Ly 25, a geologist, with Greg Siple 26, an advertising designer an his wife, June, 25, a student of Spanish and South American culture, left Montana with five CCM bikes donated by tbe Ca- nadian company. They were made for the trip. They are 10- speed with three-speed wheels. Arriving in Fort Macleod, Greg Siple boasts not flat tire. None have had serious trouble. The trip from Seattle to An- chorage was made by boat. They met Sam and the five took off on their expedition June 16. They average 10 miles to tire hour; fully loaded their bikes weigh 75 to 80 pounds. Greg said they have received The and Hay- indoor works committee, Jruce Milliken said: FOR COMPLETE BOOK councillor 'The town wants to co-operate as far as Hissible with the farming com- munity in the delivery of agri- cultural products but it must irotect its paved streets against overload and its peo- ple against the hazard of fast- moving, loaded trucks which would have difficulty in stop ping in an emergency." Mr. Milliken syid he wouk recommend to Monday's coun cil meeting three proposals firstly, that the maximum load on town streets be raised from to pounds allowini empty trucks to go Ihroug town for business and othe reasons; secondly, that speed limit of 20 miles per hour be posted for trucks; and thirc ly that Hth Ave. west of 501 St. to the park road be Sir proved for Iruck routing. Indoor wining RAYMOND (HNS) nond's second annual odeo is scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 at the ice arena. This year it will be a two- day show, Friday evening; Sat- urday afternoon and evening. The Raymond Indoor Rodeo vill be sponsored by the Ray- mond Rope Club and the Ray- mond Lions Club. Duke Ilelgcrson will head the odeo committee as gen- eral chairman. Committees have been or- with Dennis Jcssop, Bleacher committee chairman; Dale Mortenson, arena; public address, Bill Nalder; publicity, Brian Dudley; Jack Hicken and Ben Hughs, secretary. The show will be run off as Chinook Rodeo Association ev- ent with points made in Rayr mond credited towards the 1973 season. All entries must reg- istered by 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Entry fees are set at for the saddle, back, bull CONTACT TlieLcthliridgc Herald PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY DIVISION PHONE 327-3203 or 328-4411 help from many people. American Youth Hostels CCM ot Canada are the chief sponsors but other sports clubs and individuals contribute. We found Lys Burden sitting on Cenotaph lawn "doing dishes." She said they get very hun- gry and often have four meals a day. Before leaving Missoula they packaged 50-pound units of deyhdrated foods and ad- dressed them to various post of- fices where they were subse- quently picked up each week. "Now that we are into more thickly-populated country we will purchase fresh food daily." Dan added that they always had seven days supplies on hand when in the north. Greg chipped in with: "On the Alaska Highway we spent seven days without seeing peo- ple, gravel roads and six of those days were rain. That was pretty bad." Each member has three changes of clothing. In the re- mote area, streams supplied washing facilities and showers. The Burdens have a two-man pup tent, the Siples a big three- man tent anti Sam has a little one-man sleeper. Besides sleeping bags and clothing they carry a single ontongfligtits 700 miles apart or more) iv 8to30 day trips Fly any day o( the week, excluding Fridays and Sun- days between 3 p.m. and Stay between 8 ar.d 30 -Jays. bronc ride, bare- ride, calf roping, wrestling, ladies race and team roping. Junior entry fees are S3 for cacti ju- nior event. Miss Edith Wray showered with gifts at Carmaiigay burner Primus stove and cook- ing utensils. Dan, the photo-journalist, has taken an average of two pic- tures a mile. He is using black and white prints for different spo-ts magazines and color slides for National Geographic and for tlie book they hope to publish after the trip. Greg said; "Don't forget to tell your readers about our flags. "Attached to the rear bump- er of each bike was a three- foot aerial. From it flew a In angular red flag. These flags can be seen from a distance and over cars Ihcy are one of (lie best safely devices. From Fort Macleod, were going to Missonla for a two-week rest and to "get our gear in shape" for the next lap Christmas will be spent in Mexico and by next spring they will be in South America. SOME SAMPLE New Weekend special Rythereandbackonlhe same weekend, between 9pm Friday and midnight Sunday (excluding 3 p.m. io 9 p.m. Sunday) and the same 30% saving applies. Save30% on snort ft flights on weekends (Between cities in Canada les- than 700 miles apart.) Calgary Toronto Ollowa Montreal Halifax reduced "Voguli ail [econo 218 226 270 ed 8-30 day rxcu'iio" taifl (economy rclurn) SAVE 153 6-6f .DUflWG HOLIDAYS. Flv between 9 p.m. Fri- "ay and midnight Sunday (excluding 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday) SAMPLE SAVINGS CARMANGAY (HNS) A sltower to honor Miss Edith Wray, whose marriage to Ron- nie Svanes takes place in St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Lelhhridge, was held in the Carmangay United Church Hall recently. Tho hall was decorated In fall colors with green, rusts, browns and yellow shades of flowers and leaves predominating. A bride doll cake, made and decorated by Mvs. Viola An- derson, centred the bridal la- bte. Mrs. Edith Sauer was In charge of the guest book. Mrs. Elaine Dick welcomed the guests. Mrs. Elnora Anderson read some of the many traditions and supcrslitions connected with weddings. Mrs. Elaine Dick played two piano selections. Seated at the bridal table and assisting in opening the gifts were the bride-to-be; her mother; her two sisters, Mrs. Peggy and Miss Made- line Wray, all of I-cthbridnc; and (he groom's mother, Mrs. Mabel Svanes. Turkey bingo NOBLEFORD Tbe annual Thanksgiving tur key bingo, sponsored by the Iloyal Canadian Legion here is s I a t c d to he held Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Le- gion Hall. More district on page 14 Seme other great "ExpWre Canada r ares on a standby bas.s and save 40 n you can sava a whopping 40 on our naw regular economy ta'es by joining our 'Swing Wr Club" and by travelling economy class on a standby basis, Another way emateitea around Canada also save you a bundle. children ;