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In September, Uncle Terry Fox challenged Matthew Halton High School students to remember his nephew. He stressed that if they didn’t remember Terry, his dream would be lost. We also need to remember our veterans. Not just on Nov. 11, but as we enjoy every day of our privileged lives that came at their cost. These men and women deserve our respect, and it’s important to keep their stories alive. Brad Quarin has written a huge batch of stories for our Remembrance Day issue, and it’s given him the opportunity to start meeting some of our readers. And now, for something completely different, I’m going to turn the balance of my corner over to my husband.

A quiet hero By Dennis Robin

Remembrance Day is a time to reflect and to be thankful for those who gave their lives, and for those who were lucky enough to make it home from the battle fields, though often scarred in one way or another. Their sacrifice is what gives us the freedom we enjoy today. Most of us, fortunately, will never have to experience even a minuscule portion of the fear, pain and agony that these brave men and women endured. Some of us have had the pleasure of knowing someone who survived these hardships. My uncle, Marcel Cuelenaere, was one of the lucky ones. He survived two tours of duty as a bomber pilot in the Second World War. He returned to Canada, he married his love, he raised six kids, he articled with John Diefenbaker (the last student to do so) and became a successful lawyer. Uncle Marcel never really discussed the war with me, except on one occasion. We were all back on the farm, the cousins were visiting from Saskatoon. Marcel and I were outside the house and he started to ask about how much horsepower

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The annual Pincher Creek Carol Festival will be held Dec. 9, and we’re looking for singers! Practices will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at Foothills Community Church. Men practise at 7 p.m., with everyone joining in at 7:30 p.m. You are also welcome to attend practices at Pincher Creek United Church, Nov. 21 and 28 at 7 p.m. All voices are welcome, and you do not need the ability to read music. For more information, please give me a call at 403-627-3598. Thank you! Joan Rickard, Pincher Creek

Decoration roundup Cleaning out your Christmas closet? Updating your Christmas decor? Bring those extra decorations to the Christmas Decoration Roundup! Non-perishable food for the food bank will be accepted, along with gently-used Christmas decorations. This is to help everyone in the community have a Christmas. Artificial trees are welcome. Please drop off your donations by Dec. 10 at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, located at 1037 Bev McLachlin Dr. in Pincher Creek. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information call Toni at 403-627-3684. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

Retrospective invitation Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of L. Cromwell Retrospective at Lebel Mansion Gallery on Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. In creating a retrospective show, we have been given the privileged opportunity to experience the work of Larry Cromwell – paintings and drawings which wonderfully encompass and represent his love of landscape, his personal visions and thoughts, his often-expressed sense of humour, and his desire to present the subject, not as an object, but rather as an observable or remembered event. Larry finds challenge and inspiration in the ambiguity and change of time and circumstance, weather, reflection, light and shadow. As a watercolour painter his style is uniquely defined by and deeply rooted in the traditional use of transparencies, washes, a strong sense of value and an uninhibited use of colour. Larry is an active and strong advocate for the arts, and an avid educator who loves to share his enthusiasm, experience and work with others. The show will run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 7. The gallery is located at 696 Kettles St. in Pincher Creek and is open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek

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Elks mark 50 years By Shannon Robin

For more than 50 years, Pincher Creek Elks Lodge No. 474 has been serving our community. Last month, members gathered for an evening of celebration to acknowledge the service club’s golden anniversary. Past president Ken Neumann welcomed local and visiting members, dignitaries and guests and shared some club history as distinguished as the purple blazers sported by members. Service clubs are often the invisible wheels keeping projects in motion behind the scenes. “Our club has done many things that people take for granted at community, district, provincial and national levels,” Exalted Ruler Rick Clark pointed out. Elks member Dennis Robin took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the organization as a whole for its support of the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research. Few members were aware that Dennis has benefited directly from working with ISTAR several years ago. Sharing his experience gave him the opportunity to give something unexpected back to his club by demonstrating how effective the treatment can be. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Phil Lethbridge and his band. Ken pointed out that in 1973 Phil had played for an Elks dance for only $140. He didn’t mention what the band is worth for a night of music in 2012, but the dance floor was packed as soon as the first notes came from Phil’s fiddle. Grand Exalted Ruler Robert Larson from Grande Prairie closed the evening by telling the Pincher Creek Elks to give themselves a pat on the back. “The future is now – we have a strong foundation, but the house needs renovations,” he said. “Perception is reality and image is everything, so we need to get out there and let people know what Elks are all about.” Rick acknowledged that “just like other lodges we’ve had trouble with membership, but now we’re gaining.” In 2011, the Order of Royal Purple lodge folded, and Pincher Creek Elks accepted women into their membership for the first time. As society changes, the Elks are trying to keep up and to meet the needs of their members while continuing to make their community a better place to live. While attracting new members may be prov-

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ing a bit of a challenge, the lodge has had little trouble retaining their membership. Long-term members were recognized at the celebration through a pin presentation. Les Ostby received a 10-year pin and Randall Marsh a 25-year pin. Charlie Price and Peter Wollman have been with the club for 30 years, while Ken Kitagawa, Ethel Luco, Ken Neumann, Elsie Neumann, Don Anderburg and Roland Barber have served for 35 years. Richard Burnham and Harold Crader have spent 40 years as Elks members, and Photo by Shannon Robin Alex Yagos takes top honours as a When Alex Yagos , right, signed on as a charter officer of charter member of the club 50 years the Pincher Creek Elks, he likely didn’t imagine he’d still be ago. a member 50 years later. Current Exalted Ruler Rick Clark The first Pincher Creek Elks presented Alex with his 50-year pin in September. Lodge, No. 124, was chartered in 1924. It ran into trouble during the Depression and closed in the late 1930s. a day to be there. In September 1962, an application for charter Lodge members started a paper and cardwas signed by 38 men who were reorganizing the board recycling project long before recycling group. For some reason, the charter wasn’t issued was in vogue. Thousands of tons of paper and until 1969, but the earlier date is considered the cardboard waste were saved from the local landfill inception of Lodge No. 474. before the operation was sold. Of the original charter members, only Alex Running the local bingo hall for more than 12 Yagos and Rollie Cook of Pincher Creek and years put millions of dollars into the community. Al Haley of Lethbridge are still around to recall The hall eventually closed when bingo lost the those earliest days. popularity contest with casinos. The first Elks-sponsored project was a Assistance provided by the Elks has been soapbox derby. One can imagine some excellent widespread, with beneficiaries including school spots in town to hold such an event, and it would students, sports teams, the library and the be great if anyone happens to have some photos hospital. tucked away to share. Provincial meetings, zone walkathons and To contribute at the level the Elks do on all curling playdowns have brought many visiting fronts, from local to national levels, requires Elks to Pincher Creek. Local members have significant fundraising efforts. Over the years this served on provincial and national committees, has resulted in many fun and interesting projects and Ken served as president of the Alberta Elks including raffling a car, a camper, a boat, a steer from 1999 to 2000. To date, Brother Ken is the and a quad. Performances like the Don Messer only president to come from this district. Show and the RCMP band, seniors bingos, On a provincial level, the Pincher Creek Hawaiian night, catering, Mother’s Day breakfasts group contributes toward ISTAR, and to charities and many other projects raised money for the for hearing-impaired children on a national level. betterment of our community. The Pincher Creek Elks meet the first and Of course, not every event is a success. Ken third Thursday of each month. Please conrecalled with a smile a catering job for the Black tact Rick at 403-627-3815 if you’d like more Powder Club in Willow Valley that brought home information. about $2 in profit for the five fellows who gave up Southern Alberta Wood Pellet Stoves and BBQs Sales, Service & Installation Wood Pellet Sales

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Duty Done Do you lie at attention Or do you rest at ease? Is your casket velvet lined or is your bed of rough-hewn pine? Do you guard us still Or is your duty fulfilled? All of you were freedom bound, Yet you rest in foreign ground. Your name and place Marked by monuments of stone. Honored more by the people you freed Than by the people from home. We gave you a gun and saved you a plot, You changed the world and see what you got. You gave your life and future away We kept our life and the future you bought, And gave you one day in our thoughts. So soldier rest at ease. You are young and brave In our memories. One honored day a year You are present here. You are not alone, Far away, marked by foreign stone.


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SHELL WATERTON COMPLEX NOTICE OF ACTIVITY COMPLEX START-UP Shell would like to notify Pincher Creek and surrounding area residents that following a successful shut down for maintenance and equipment inspections, the Waterton Complex plans to start up and resume normal operations during the week of October 29. If you have any questions please call Rod Sinclair at 403-627-7282. Thank you.

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Young gunner had no time for fear By Brad Quarin Before moving to Pincher Creek, Brad Anderson was in the Navy during the Second World War. He spent the conflict in Bermuda and the North Atlantic, where the German threat loomed. Born in southern Saskatchewan in 1924, he was still a minor when he entered the military in November 1941, during the war. He volunteered because two friends had already gone into the Air Force and the Army. Mr. Anderson believes they were both killed overseas. Entering the Navy under the age of 18 required parental consent, and he signed his father’s name without his father knowing about it. “I think I was the only one from that town [Rockglen] in the Navy,” Mr. Anderson says. He was then placed on a waiting list and spent time training in a Moose Jaw regiment. “I waited a long time to get my call,” he says. He was sent overseas in 1943. In Bermuda, he served on a submarine chaser as an anti-aircraft gunner. There were many German submarines in the area, and the Germans could be heard over the radio. “You could hear them talking sometimes, trying to sneak in,” he says. “You don’t get time to get scared, to tell you the truth, but it could get rough at times.”

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Brad Anderson Mr. Anderson then went to Halifax and joined HMCS Guelph. He spent the rest of the war escorting ships across the North Atlantic. He didn’t encounter any Germans this time, but he could still hear them on the radio. “They never got close enough,” he says. “We were always prepared.” He was finally discharged from the Navy in October 1945. “Everybody was happy to get out at the time,” he says. After the war, Mr. Anderson

says, he didn’t feel any stress because he emerged from the conflict uninjured. Upon returning to Saskatchewan, he found work in a store for a time. He eventually moved to Calgary to work for Canadian Pacific Railway. He served his country again, this time as a member of the Calgary police, from 1947 to 1951. Over the following 31 years, Mr. Anderson worked for Shell Oil and the company transferred him in 1961 to Pincher Creek, where he still lives. He married in 1949 and the couple had six children. Mr. Anderson received recognition from the community as a veteran. “You get a lot of respect from the public,” he says. He has served as president of the Pincher Creek Legion and took part in armistice services in schools for 20 years. In addition to Remembrance Day services, Mr. Anderson also assists with funerals in Pincher Creek and refuses to accept money for this work, though people have offered to pay. He’s also a bronze artist and made sculptures of animals after his time at Shell. Looking back, Mr. Anderson says he is happy to have served his country.

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Cracking codes and preserving peace By Brad Quarin Ken Kirkpatrick was only 16 when he saw an ad in a newspaper that convinced him to leave his small town for military life. The decision took him on peacekeeping operations around the world, including the British Isles, Scandinavia, Cyprus and the Middle East. He is currently a member of the Coleman Legion. He was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. in 1943 and joined the military in August 1959. By joining the apprentice program he was paid to complete his last two years of high school, he explains. “When you’re 16-years-old ... it was just one of those things, what am I going to do with myself?” As a member of the Signal Corps for 22 years, Mr. Kirkpatrick specialized in communications, which involved operating radios and cracking codes. The peacekeepers were given weapons without bullets, and were sometimes fired at. Mr. Kirkpatrick remembers 55 comrades who were lost in the Middle East. In the Golan Heights a rocket hit their building but did not explode. Mr. Kirkpatrick was in the Gaza Strip in the mid-1960s, Cyprus in 1969 and Syria in 1974. Today, he says he likes the peacekeeping methods from the time of his service. “After 22 years you get to realize that it was all for your

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Ken Kirkpatrick benefit,” he says. He made friends in communications work, but says, “You don’t get too close to people because you never know what will happen.” He left the service in August 1981 at age 37. “I made 22 years, which was pensionable time, and I decided it was time to move on,” he says. Afterwards, he found a job at Sears for 15


years, and was low key on his military experience. “I never played the veteran part. I guess a lot of people didn’t even know that I’d been in the military for 22 years,” he says. Nonetheless, he has been a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping for the last seven or eight years. “It’s nice to keep in touch. It gives you that common denominator which was the service, and it sticks with you,” he says. In 2008, Mr. Kirkpatrick and his wife moved to her hometown, Coleman. They had met in Calgary and married in 1963. Today, Mr. Kirkpatrick feels peacekeeping operations have changed since he left the service, particularly considering Afghanistan. “Where I feel the situation went wrong, is that we don’t keep it [peace] any more, we’re trying to force it,” he says. Still, Mr. Kirkpatrick would tell anyone interested in joining the military to “go in with the proper attitude” and expect a learning experience. “I would tell them you’ll never forget it, if you join the military. It’s a really good thing. I would still go, and I would tell anybody to give it a try,” he says.

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By Tina Webber Since moving to southern Alberta I have had a love-hate relationship with the wind – well, mostly hate! But I think I have reason, like any other resident of this area. I’ve had things not nailed down carried by the wind to my neighbours, roofs damaged, vehicles damaged, doors I want open held shut by the wind, or doors I want closed held open by the wind. I still brush my hair before going out but wonder why, because after a minute in the wind it looks like a hairbrush has never come near my locks. These challenges have tested my patience enough to leave me cursing and shaking my fist at the cause of my distress. Before moving to Pincher Creek, I lived in Coleman. There, as in most of the Crowsnest Pass, the wind coming from B.C. gets funnelled through the mountains, making it powerful and concentrated. It was strong enough to blow down a new fence and cause the shed to lean to the east. My car was also damaged when the wind took a slightly-opened door and flung it so wide that it dented a fender. The insurance company classified it as an “act of God” that was not covered. Well, God never replaced it, either! It was when I moved to Pincher Creek that I found out how constant the powerful wind is as it spreads over the prairie. It is the consistency that tests the mettle of residents. First we tolerate the wind as the nuisance it is, and then come to acknowledge its constant presence in order to have any peace of mind. Yes, it is easy to dislike the wind, until you discover that to the west of us they are dealing with earthquakes and to the east, hurricanes. All over the world there is flooding, drought and a myriad of other natural disasters. How lucky we are to have only have the wind to live with, as it brings no ill tidings other than the “nuisance factor.”

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By Brad Quarin Residents of Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and area have the opportunity this Sunday, Remembrance Day, to pause and honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. “It is the celebration of remembering those that have fallen and served,” says Gus Kollee, president of the Legion’s Coleman branch. Remembrance Day is held on Nov. 11 to mark the armistice that ended the First World War, and now commemorates the men and women who have served in both world wars, the Korean War, and all subsequent conflicts and peacekeeping missions. The Pincher Creek Legion – which celebrated its 85th anniversary in September – will hold a traditional Remembrance Day service at 11 a.m. in the Community Hall. After the ceremony, branch members will serve chili, stew, hot dogs, beer and hot chocolate to the public at the Legion hall. Pincher Creek’s services are always well attended, says branch president Dick Waywood. “The place is packed, upstairs and downstairs.” He expects the hall will receive 400 to 500 people on Sunday. Blairmore, Coleman and Bellevue will hold a combined ceremony at Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman. The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m., with the mayor expected to speak. There will also be a current member of the military from the Pass, representation from the U.S. military and religious leader Bill Plant, Mr. Kollee says. Paul Kenny of the Blairmore Legion adds that representatives of the cadets and the federal and


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provincial governments will be present. Mr. Kenny expects around 500 people will attend, consistent with past years. He notes that having the service at the high school has been convenient for the elderly because the weather often does not make outside ceremonies easy. After the main ceremony, the individual Legion branches will have wreath-laying ceremonies, with Bellevue’s scheduled for noon, Blairmore’s for 1 p.m. and Coleman’s for 2 p.m. As time goes on, the number of veterans of the Second World War is dwindling. Still, Remembrance Day services remain relevant, Legion representatives say. “We’re free today because of those people,” Mr. Kenny says. “Had Hitler won the war ... freedom of speech would be completely gone.” Likewise, Mr. Kollee says, “In the future, I think it’s very important that we remember those who sacrificed their lives ... that we now enjoy the freedoms that we have, and that we enjoy the level of democracy that we have, and that we live a lifestyle of freedom, of self-determination.”

Superintendent Recruitment Our Superintendent, Ellie Elliott, has indicated her intention to retire within the next year. The Board of Trustees, along with representation from Alberta School Boards Association, has initiated a process for recruitment. We are asking you, our community members, parents and students for help in this regard. The Board has developed two questions we would value your input on: 1) What are the current strengths of the School Division? 2) What areas do you see for growth in the School Division? Your responses are important for this recruitment process and we thank you in advance for your input. Responses can be emailed to the division office at, mailed or dropped off at Livingstone Range School Division, or dropped off at a school within our division. We would appreciate receiving your response by November 23, 2012.

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Military life was never dull By Brad Quarin

made friends among his fellow soldiers. “You have a camaraderie. It lasts a lifetime.” Wayne Shaw says he doesn’t feel much like a However, the service was sometimes difficult veteran because he never shot a gun in combat. for Mr. Shaw’s family. He married his wife, also Nevertheless, he served his country as a member from the town of Huntsville, in 1968 and had of the Air Force for over three decades and went two sons. The family moved on to become president around a lot in Canada and of Royal Canadian Legion Germany over the years. Branch 19 in Bellevue. In July 1996 he retired Born in Ontario in 1944, three years early under the he was still in school when Forces Reduction Program, he saw a recruiting centre which aimed to trim the in 1964 and decided to join Canadian Forces to 60,000 the military. “It was just people. He was 52 and didn’t impulse,” he says. regret leaving. Over the next 32 and a After serving in the half years, he loaded aircraft, Forces, Mr. Shaw entered oversaw cabin crews and the executive of the Bellevue helped fly peacekeepers into Legion and became presiCyprus. He participated dent in 2000. He served for in missions such as taking nine years over the next relief supplies to India after decade. As president, he a monsoon in the 1970s and helped veterans and widows also took supplies to Chile receive pensions and benPhoto by Brad Quarrin after the country suffered an efits from the Department earthquake. Wayne Shaw of Veterans Affairs. He also “My whole career was ran the poppy campaign, interesting,” he says. which he says is a large He volunteered to serve as a peacekeeper source of financial support for veterans and their himself but never did. He credits the veterans of dependents. the Second World War for the fact that he never Today he would tell young people that a had to fight a war. “It made the world safe for that career in the military is “a good experience,” offerperiod of time,” he says. ing an opportunity to see the world and make Mr. Shaw says he enjoyed his service. “You lasting friendships. make the best of any situation,” he says. He also

Families in need of winter wear By Brad Quarin As winter draws near, Coats for Kids needs your help to keep Crowsnest Pass youngsters bundled up warmly. Coats for Kids is a program in which Pass residents can donate children’s and adults’ coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats to the Women’s Resource and Crisis Centre. The clothes are then given throughout the winter to families with low funds. “It’s a program that’s run strictly from donations,” says Desiree Simoneau, co-ordinator of the women’s centre. “If we don’t receive the donations, it’s hard to run the program.” In addition to going to families in the Pass, some of the donated clothes go to Lundbreck and to people from the women’s shelter in Pincher Creek. Although located in the Provincial Building in Blairmore, the women’s centre is an independent, non-governmental organization that has been running for 28 years, Desiree says. The centre provides legal resources, counselling, education and programs such as Chocolates for Seniors at Christmas and Christmas toy hampers. Desiree believes the demand for Coats for Kids has risen, while donations have fallen. Clothes began going out when the weather turned cold in midOctober. By the early date of Nov. 2 more people than usual had accessed the program. “That’s not a good sign,” she says.

In particular, this year there has been a shortage of snow pants and children’s boots. “We have a few gloves and toques, but we can definitely use more of those as well,” she says. The decrease in donations probably owes partly to the lack of a clothes bin outside the Provincial Building, Desiree says. There was a bin in previous years, but recent renovations have left no room for it this winter. To donate, a person needs to bring the clothes to the women’s centre between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on a weekday, a time when most people are working. If a person has a lot of clothes to donate, they can call the centre and have Desiree pick up the items with a cart. “And I think a lot of people aren’t aware of that,” she says. Desiree’s goal for the program is to have more donations. “I would like to see each kid that’s having a coat ... to have a pair of snow pants, too,” she says. “Kids get cold when they’re out playing.” On the positive side, Desiree says Facebook has been an effective way to advertise the program. As well, last year the women’s centre had great success when the local cinema ran a Christmas movie for audiences in exchange for donations. The event will be repeated this winter. “People are always talking about how great it is to have the program to access here for people who do need it, but I still need those people to dig in their closets,” Desiree says. Find the Sudoku Answer and More Puzzles in the Online Paper Each Week

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Free car washes for veterans

By Brad Quarin

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, Sudsy’s Superwash in Pincher Creek is once again participating in Grace for Veterans, offering free car washes to veterans. They are the only business in Alberta to do so this year. Sudsy’s is located at 1058 MacLeod St. and is holding Grace for Veterans until Saturday. Veterans and current members of the military, police officers and firefighters can benefit. “They’ve given so much of their life, their soul, their time and effort that this is just a very, very small way of saying thank you to them,” Sudsy’s owner Dan Crawford says. Grace for Veterans, a non-profit organization based in the U.S., was founded by Mike Mountz in 2004 to honour veterans and those still serving their country. Dan learned of the organization in a magazine, became interested in joining and contacted a representative. “He was surprised that somebody from Canada would show interest in it,” Dan says. According to Grace for Veterans’ website, Splish Splash Auto & Pet Wash in North Battleford, Sask. is the only other business in Canada participating this year. There are 1,830 businesses participating across the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Grace for Veterans car washes usually take place on Nov. 11, but Sudsy’s is offering them for a week and is closed on Remembrance Day itself. Dan did this last year, too, after his first Grace for Veterans the year before brought in few veterans. “I found that on Remembrance Day, everybody is busy,” he says, explaining veterans are taking part in presentations that day that leave little time to get a car wash. Additionally, in the week before Nov. 11 veterans are on the road to give presentations at schools and working on poppy drives, making the availability of

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Sudsy’s Superwash owner Dan Crawford, left, is happy to provide Second World War veteran Bill Everts with a truck wash as part of the international Grace for Vets program. Free car washes are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, until Saturday, to all veterans, military personnel, police and fire department members.

free car washes convenient. As Nov. 11 is a statutory holiday, Sudsy’s is closed so its staff may participate in Remembrance Day. In keeping with Grace for Veterans’ rules, no one needs to prove he or she is a veteran to receive a free car wash at Sudsy’s. “The armed services are all about honour,” Dan says. “You don’t want to have even one of them feel like they have to beg ... I don’t think anybody’s going to take advantage of it.” Last year, Sudsy’s gave out 26 free car washes. This year, the business is advertising Grace for Veterans through posters at legions and the police and fire departments. Dan hopes more veterans will learn of the program via word of mouth. For more details, visit or

The Dunlop Guns By Brad Quarin This Remembrance Day, as with previous years, a wreath will be placed at the Dunlop Guns, which serve as the cenotaph for the community of Frank. The Dunlop Guns are a German howitzer and replicas of two Maxim machine guns from the First World War. The replicas replaced the real guns which had been on public display in Frank since 1920. Ian McKenzie is a member of Crowsnest Heritage Initiative, a group of volunteers who raise money for local heritage organizations and worked on interpretive signs. One such sign is posted at the Dunlop Guns, stating they were acquired by Daniel Dunlop Sr. of Frank, who fought in the war and lost all three of his sons in the conflict. Many people assume memorial artifacts such as the Dunlop Guns are Canadian, when they actually belonged to the enemy, Ian says. He explains that at the end of the First World War the victorious Allies collected and shared enemy weapons as trophies. Frank applied for weapons as trophies and a national committee granted the request, despite

the town’s small size. “I have to think it’s probably because of the personal sacrifice of the Dunlop family,” Ian says. Bellevue also has a German machine gun in its legion’s trophy case. These First World War trophies are now fairly rare. Many of them were melted down and made into bullets during the Second World War, Ian says. Photo by Brad Quarin In fact, the two machine guns belonging to Frank Ian McKenzie stands with the Dunlop Guns at Frank. were stolen and replaced by replicas, though the original he says. cannon is still there. “If those guns ever did show According to Chris Matthews, executive up, we would sure be happy to get them back, no director of the Crowsnest Museum, the rededicaquestions asked,” he says. tion of the Dunlop Guns took place in 2004 as a The guns were originally placed on the propcentennial project for Frank. erty of the Dunlop family, but had to be moved to After all this time, the Dunlop Guns continue municipal property when the Dunlops sold their to be important to Crowsnest Pass. “I think their house. Ian believes keeping them out in the open, use has evolved from being a trophy to being as opposed to in the museum or interpretive cenmore of a public monument,” Ian says. “It’s a part tre, makes them more accessible to the public. “It of our heritage.” has pretty good exposure, being on the highway,”

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Misty mornings Gerry Smith has been enjoying the morning views from his acreage near Cowley. In this shot, made Nov. 2, the base of the giant windmill has vanished in the dense fog.

November rain John Kinnear of Crowsnest Pass captured this neat photo showing the aftermath of Sunday evening’s rain and wind storm. See more awesome fall photos in our online edition this week.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment – Full details are available in the Breeze online calendar – Thursday, November 8 – Facilitation skills development workshop - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek Ramada Inn – Free Brighter Futures Zumba class for parents of children 0-6 - 10 a.m. at Cowley Hall – Remembrance Day assembly - 10 a.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Remembrance Day assembly - 11 a.m. at Canyon School in Pincher Creek Friday, November 9 – Free skating for parents/tots/seniors - 11 a.m. in Coleman – Free public skating - 11:45 a.m. in Coleman – Seniors luncheon program (invitation only) 12 p.m. at Crestview Lodge in Pincher Creek – Dust Pan Handle reunion concert/dinner - 5 p.m. at Pincher Creek Community Hall – Toonie open swim - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Free public skating - 6:45 p.m. in Pincher Creek

Saturday, November 10 – Artist as Meaning Maker workshop - 9 a.m. at C.N.P. Art Gallery in Frank – Livingstone School Parents Association trade fair - 10 a.m. at Lundbreck Hall – Free public skating - 10:45 a.m. in Coleman – C.N.P. Thunder Novice #1 home game - 12 p.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman – L. Cromwell Retrospective opening reception - 2 p.m. at Lebel Gallery in Pincher Creek – Social Dancing 101: country two-step - 7 p.m. at C.N.P. Public Art Gallery in Frank Sunday, November 11 – Remembrance Day Service - 10:30 a.m. at Pincher Creek Community Hall – Remembrance Day Service - 10:30 a.m. at CCHS in Coleman – Free family skate - 2:30 p.m. in Coleman – Free family skate - 4 p.m. in Pincher Creek – CNP Quad Squad meeting - 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Fish & Game Club

Monday, November 12 – Junior curling registration - 4 p.m. at Pincher Creek curling rink – Toonie open swim - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Pincher Creek town council meeting - 6 p.m. at town hall – Monday Night at the Movies - 7 p.m. at Fox Theatre in Pincher Creek Tuesday, November 13 – Sports Booster Club meeting - 7 p.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck Wednesday, November 14 – Free skating for parents/tots/seniors - 12:30 p.m. in Coleman – Free public skating - 1:15 p.m. in Coleman – Healthy Meals for Toddlers (must preregister) - 6:30 p.m. at Adult Learning office in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Free public skating - 7:15 p.m. in Pincher Creek

Weekly Early Childhood, Youth and School Activities

Published first and third weeks each month. Adult and senior activities published second and last weeks each month. – Parent Link playgroup - Mon. 9 a.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Parent Link new & expecting moms group Mon. 1:00 p.m. at 688 Main St., Pincher Creek – Air cadets - Mon. 6:30 p.m. at Elks Hall in Blairmore – Parent Link 3, 2, 1, Play - Mon. and Wed. 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – C.N.P. indoor playground - Mon. to Thurs. 9:30 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Parent Link SPICE playgroup - Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman

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– Parent Link & Brighter Futures Move, Groove & Explore - Tues. 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek United Church – Parent Link craft time - Tues. 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Homespun Parenting workshop - Tues. 10:30

– Brighter Futures free Zumba class (must preregister) - Thurs. 10 a.m. at Cowley Hall – Parent Link & Brighter Futures Gymtastics Thurs. 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – Parent Link fun time - Thurs. 10:30 a.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman

– Brighter Futures Stay for Play - Wed. 9:30 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Story time - Wed. 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek library – Brighter Futures Rhyme Time - Wed. 10:45 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Army cadets - Wed. 6 p.m. at W.A. Day School in Fort Macleod – Church kids club - Wed. 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church in Pincher Creek

– Brighter Futures Move & Groove - Fri. 9:30 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Brighter Futures Kids on the Move - Fri. 11 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – After-school arts program - Fri. 2 p.m. at Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek – Parent Link Lego league - Fri. 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Pond hockey - Sat. 9:30 a.m. at C.N.P. Sportsplex in Coleman * Detailed information can be found in the online calendar at .

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Photos courtesy of Vista Village recreation department The Red Hat Ladies, top, enjoyed the annual Vista Village tea and bazaar last week. Halloween brought out the best looking of the bunch, with Gail Winship, left, winning first prize as the Wicked Witch of Vista Village and Tina Webber taking second place as the Wise Old Owl.

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Looking grand at Vista Village Vista Village resident council would like to extend a huge thank you to all the clubs, church groups and individuals who donated baking and craft items to our bazaar and tea, which was held Oct. 23. We were pleased with the support of our community members who came out in the snow to attend our special day. The day ran smoothly with the help of all our hard-working volunteers – you’re great! A special thank you to Effie Fraser, who donated the handmade wool blanket

(made by Heather Smith) for our raffle. Your generosity was heartfelt. The lucky winner, Mary Cote, is cuddled up at home in her new blanket. Other raffle winners were Irene Hinman ($250 Co-op gift card) and Mary Lou Campbell ($100 Sears gift certificate). Thank you to Ann Cisar, Della Osterlee, Audrey Toews, and Olga Bruder (kitchen) for donating items for our silent auction. Money raised went toward the residents’ activity fund. – Vista Village recreation department

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Have You Seen Nova? Nova has been missing for about two weeks and may have been making her way from south of Cowley (along Hwy 3A) to Pincher Creek. She is a large white dog with a gentle demeanour. She has poor hips, vision and hearing and we hope someone has found her and taken her in.

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Starting at the Ranchland parking lot, the parade travels down Hewetson Avenue, East on Main Street and disperses at Subway.

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FREE FAMILY MOVIE: Fox Theatre, 3pm FREE FAMILY SWIM: 5-6pm FREE hot chocolate at the Cenotaph Park during the Parade of Lights FREE MUSIC at the Ranchland Mall: around 7pm CRAFT STATION at Wind Fun & More Gift Store, Ranchland Mall, 7-9pm CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW: Ranchland Mall 3-8pm

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Family Dinner and Dance 5 to 8 p.m. Cabaret 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY – AVAILABLE UNTIL NOV. 1 $25.00/adult ticket for dinner, family dance and cabaret $15/adult ticket for cabaret only FREE for all children 17 and under to eat and dance! Available at Parent Link Centre 688 Main Street 403-627-1869 A huge thank you to Dust Pan Handle for donating the proceeds to Pincher Creek Family Resource Society and Parent Link Centre!

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My Partner – The Quiet Hero Reprinted with permission from Prairie Lawyer, Country Judge by David Beaubier The lawyer I knew best in my life was my partner, Marcel Cuelenaere. I first met him in June of 1961 when I applied for a job as his articling student. He had just turned 43. He was a big man with a big frame. He had dark brown hair and a fair complexion. He stood around 6’ 3” and weighed about 210 lbs. Marcel was quiet and in many ways, almost shy. But he had a ready smile and, when among friends, a ready laugh. There was a restrained athleticism about him. He had a fast walk, quick reactions and a solid, comfortable manner. He had the easy, unassuming self-assurance of most big men. This short appreciation of his life is also a reflection upon and appreciation of the men of his generation – the many very young men who were killed at the age of 18 or 21 fighting in World War II for principles that are hardly understood today and those, like Marcel, who lived. Those who lived came home, had families and stood very quietly for the principles for which their friends were killed in a war which marked them for life. They were also products of the great depression. They had more to complain about and cry over than any generation since. But they didn’t. Very few of them ever held public office. They had done their duty to the death when called upon. Canada today would be a better place had these men become our leaders. Their unselfish moral strength would have bound the fabric of our nation. Instead, charisma without character led to chaos. Marcel never spoke to me about his wartime experiences until after my father died in 1974. Dad had served in the trenches, been gassed, hospitalized and returned to the trenches in World War I. In the last days of the war in November, 1918, he was a young lieutenant fighting house to house in a village in Belgium. Shortly after dad died, I mentioned to Marcel that dad had never told me about the war. From time to time in the months and years that followed, Marcel told me about his war. Marcel Cuelenaere was a hero. This is a story of how a hero lives, and how he dies. Marcel Redmond Charles Cuelenaere was born at Leask, Saskatchewan, on May 22, 1918. He was the youngest of three boys

and one girl. His mother and father were both Belgian immigrants. They owned and operated the Windsor Hotel in Leask. It was the only hotel in a small farm town which was then in the bush about 60 miles straight north of Saskatoon. French was spoken in the back of the hotel and English in the front. Marcel attended grade school and high school in Leask. In 1937 he entered the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He joined the R.C.A.F. on March 3, 1941 after completing first year law. Marcel became a pilot. While he was training in Harvards in Saskatoon one sunny afternoon, he and another young pilot flew up to Leask. There they mockstrafed the main street. Their engines roaring, they flew in low down the main street of the little town, pulled up over the elevator, returned and made a second pass. When they landed back at their base in Saskatoon, they were grounded for three days. A lady in Leask had made a long distance telephone call to the commanding officer in Saskatoon on the town’s party line through the little switchboard and complained. She had guessed correctly that one of the young pilots was Marcel. He was still upset about that phone call when he related the story to me forty years later. In 1942 Marcel was shipped to Europe. He sailed there on one of the “Queen’s”, the Queen Mary or the Queen Elizabeth. The Queen’s carried troops to Europe without any escort. They were faster than the other ships and relied on their speed to avoid submarines. Once in England, Marcel was posted to a Royal Air Force squadron of Lancasters. In 1942, I was a boy of 10, living in Regina. Once each week I listened faithfully to the radio programme “L for Lanky” about Lancaster bomber crews flying bomber raids. In those programmes we were winning. Our crews always came back from the air raids. No one was killed or maimed. They were just shot at. But overseas it was different. Tank crews and fliers usually burned to death. Dr. Joe Schachter, who went in as a first aid man on D-Day, and was in the front lines for 90 days after that, described the wounded to me 50 years later with these words “They weren’t wounded. They were mutilated.” These young men and boys sacrificed themselves and performed frequent acts of heroism in

situations that would freeze the rest of us in absolute terror. For most, there was no memory or medal for their valour. Lancasters were the four-engined workhorses of the R.A.F. Bomber Command. Each had a crew of seven and carried 20,000 lbs. of bombs. The life expectancy of a bomber crew in England at that time was ten missions. Marcel began piloting his Lancaster on the famous R.A.F. night bombing raids over Germany – Berlin, Essen and the Ruhr. In June, 1943, Marcel was flying on a night bombing raid over Hamburg. His Lancaster was “coned” at 20,000 feet. “Coning” occurred when one searchlight managed to follow his bomber. Once it was caught by one light, other searchlights “coned” in on it. The anti-aircraft fire from the ground batteries was concentrated on the coned plane. Normally, that plane and its crew were blown from the sky and killed in a maelstrom of ack-ack and fire, falling pieces of aircraft and exploding shells and bombs in the black of night. As soon as he was coned, Marcel powerdived his aircraft straight down through the night into his own bombs, the exploding bombs of the other aircraft, and the rising antiaircraft fire. As the bomber was diving, its engines on full power, his rear gunner kept reporting over the intercom on the antiaircraft fire. “They’re getting closer. They’re getting closer.” When he finally began to pull back on the stick, Marcel had to get help from another crew member. The effort was so great that he was afraid that the plane’s control wires would break. At this point I asked him, “Were you at tree-top level?” He looked at me and said, “Dave, there were no trees.” He levelled out down at street level. He flew the Lancaster down the flaming street towards Hamburg’s harbour as bombs fell around him and startled shots were taken at the plane. He was so low that he was afraid that he would hit a ship in the harbour. That night his Lancaster flew home “on the deck”. He didn’t risk flying up through night fighters in an attempt to rejoin his squadron. It was a quiet crew as sun’s light appeared in the eastern sky. They came in over The Wash and landed at their base near Nottingham early that morning. For that he was awarded his first Distinguished Flying Cross by King George VI in Buckingham Palace.

By D-Day, June 6, 1944, Marcel had completed his first combat tour of 31 missions. He was in Canada as a decorated young hero on a war bond drive when Europe was invaded. When he returned to England he joined a group of precision R.A.F. bomber crews who became known as the “Dam Busters”. By the time he began his second tour of duty the Lancaster bomber had become a second skin to Marcel. Between bombing raids he instructed pilots in combat tactics and checked out aircraft and pilots. On one occasion while evading enemy fighters in the course of an air raid, he piloted his Lancaster through a full 360° loop and didn’t know he’d done it until the crew told him about it back at the base. Marcel flew a number of crippled Lancasters back from bombing missions. Most of them were shot up so badly that he couldn’t make it back to his home base. He and other pilots had a simple set of rules as to where they should land at such times. First choice, a United States Army Air Force base; second choice, a Royal Canadian Air Force base, and third choice, a Royal Air Force base. The ranking was according to the quality of the food at each base. Inevitably the crew would be at the base for a few days while their plane was repaired and they ate at the base mess. In April, 1945, Marcel was a Wing Commander. On the night of April 8 he flew out of England on a bombing raid to Munich. Somewhere, over France, one engine was shot out. Marcel had the choice of returning to England or continuing with the raid. He stayed with the raid. As he flew on his plane, loaded with bombs, lost altitude. Over the target, his Lancaster was at 12,000 feet. The rest of the planes were at 25,000 feet. They dropped their bombs from over his aircraft and through his bomber at 12,000 feet. At the same time, the antiaircraft batteries below had their first shots at his crippled aircraft. For this he was awarded his second D.F.C. In May, 1945, Germany surrendered. Marcel was ordered to lead a bomber group to the Pacific Theatre of War. The A-bomb caused Japan to surrender in August. Marcel was ordered home and discharged. By the end of the war everyone in Marcel’s first bomber crew, except him, had been killed. He had completed two full combat tours of duty. In just over four years he had flown over 4,000 hours, an average of 2 ½ hours for every day in uniform. He had ulcers and he weighed about 150 lbs. Marcel told me that he had never taken

off on a raid during his second tour and believed that he would live to return to base. Mr. Justice Clarence Estey and Dr. Joe Schachter knew Marcel well, both before and after the war. Each told me independently how shattered he was after the war. It took him years to recover fully. After his first ulcer operation, he was told that he couldn’t do court room work as a lawyer. He wasn’t physically able to handle it. In October, 1945, Marcel returned to law school at the University of Saskatchewan. On May 6, 1946, he married Maxine Robin at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Saskatoon. Returning to studies and to law school wasn’t easy for Marcel. He considered a career in farming. However, he persisted, obtained his LLB. and joined his brother John’s law firm, Diefenbaker and Cuelenaere, in Prince Albert, to article. He was the last law student to article to John Diefenbaker. By the end of 1951 Marcel decided that he didn’t want to work for his older brother John. He moved to Saskatoon and joined Joe Gagne, Bob Heggie, and Rnold Smith, all young veterans of World War II, in the employ of a small Saskatchewan company in the oil leasing business. These men and their families became life-long friends. At the same time, Marcel worked out a deal to buy the Saskatoon law practice of John Macklem in the beginning of 1952. John stayed on for three months and introduced Marcel to his clients. Then John Macklem retired to the Okanagan Valley. Marcel carried on the practice under the name Macklem and Cuelenaere in the Metropolitan Building at 2nd Avenue and 22nd Street. Saskatoon had about 55,000 people and Marcel was on his own at last. I first saw Marcel when he was a happy young lawyer passing the collection plate at St. Joseph’s Church in Saskatoon. Emmett Hall, Q.C., was the distinguished older lawyer who attended the 10:15 a.m. Sunday mass with his wife and grandchildren. I was a young teenager who came late to Sunday mass, stood in the back of the church, and left right after communion. Fifteen years later, Emmett Hall was well into his judicial career, Marcel had developed a prosperous practice, and I had joined him as a young lawyer starting out in life. In the 1950’s a couple of lawyers came and went from the law firm. The Cuelenaeres prospered. They built a new house on 13th Street, which is still the family home. When they moved, they joined Our Lady of Lourdes parish on 12th Street

in Saskatoon. In 1961 I visited Marcel’s one-man office. He had made me the lowest offer - $150.00 per month. The rent on the apartment for my wife and son was $105.00 per month. But Cuelenaere was 14 years older than I and had ten years experience. He was a worker. He was young and able and sensible. He had personality. I had business experience. If we went to work every day we would succeed. And we did. In June, 1961, I articled to Marcel Cuelenaere. I was his first articling student. Marcel was also the Belgian Consul for Saskatchewan. Belgium was bilingual. Marcel could handle French, but he didn’t know Flemish. Our office was up a steep narrow flight of worn wooden stairs which led from 2nd Avenue to the second floor of the Metropolitan Building. The second floor was a dilapidated rabbit warren of old offices which led off of a narrow central hall. The office walls were paper-thin and painted a cream-yellow colour. Roland Keevil, the father and grandfather of the Keevils of Teck Corporation, had a real estate office at the very end of the hall over-looking 22nd Street. From the stairs over-looking 2nd Avenue there was Mrs. Harrington’s public stenography office, where Joe Gagne, LLB., (later Mr. Justice Gagne) had a desk while he acted as a part time city prosecutor and purchased and leased mineral rights in partnership with Charlie Steele; next to it there were Webb & Webb’s accounting office and Martin & Martin’s architectural office, next to Roland Keevil’s. We were across the hall from Martin and Martin’s and the rest of the back of the second floor was rented to the Saskatoon Collection Bureau which was owned by Charlie and Mrs. Steele. Harry McKinnon worked for them along with their son Bob and about ten other staff. Alderman, John Cairns had the free use of an office for his law practice in the Saskatoon Collection Bureau in return for signing their Statements of Claim. Charlie Steele wrote a better Statement of Claim than John, so he wrote all the writs. Orville Clark’s store, Clark’s Interior Furnishings, was on the ground floor at the corner. Between it and the stairway to the 2nd floor was the Metropolitan Store which was managed by Don Fonger. We had the only law library, so our office was the centre of activity in the building as lawyers, Roland Keevil, Charlie Steele and others came in, checked the law or the spelling of a legal word and raced out to collect money or to type a writ or a document. As a result, we

were involved in everyone’s business. We were always aware of business gossip and goings-on all over town. It was a wonderful, busy, noisy, happy place to work. People tramped up and down the hall shouting greetings to each other, manual typewriters clattered, doors or transoms or windows slammed, blinds rattled and a hurly-burly of small, shirt-sleeved, business began at about 8:00 a.m. and ended after 5:30 p.m. every day except Saturdays when we only worked until noon. Lifelong friendships were made and kept. Cuelenaere managed the building for his rent. To the continuous complaints of the Cohen brothers from Calgary, who owned the building, there were always repairs to be done. Jeff Charlebois patched the leaky roof and Ted Benesh patched the leaky basement. The rent was paid on the first of each month. Our management fee was due at the end of the month. As Cohen was leaving for Calgary after one of his inspections one day, he stuck his head in our door and said, “By the way, your rent is going up from $20.00 to $25.00 a month.” When Cuelenaere submitted our fee at the end of the month, it was up from $20.00 to $25.00 a month. Cohen was always complaining, but he knew the problems and he knew the management fee would go up too. By September I was being paid $300.00 per month. I was also serving writs in my Volkswagen to earn a few extra pennies. Marcel hired me in 1961 because he was the President of the Saskatoon Bar Association that year. He needed help while he single-handedly carried out the duties of that high office. His presidency was capped by the annual meeting of the Saskatoon Bar the following spring in the basement of the Elite Café on 2nd Avenue. About 50 attended the dinner. Merv Woods celebrated his appointment to the Court of Appeal by supplying the meeting with a whole case of hard liquor. I don’t think any of us had ever seen a whole case of hard liquor before that. Merv was a Navy man. He had commanded a Corvette during World War II. So I’m sure that he had smuggled a few cases back and forth across the Atlantic during that great conflict. Merv’s liquor flowed that night. Marcel was chairman of the annual meeting after dinner that evening. The secretary, now a distinguished member of the Court of Appeal, shall remain nameless. Marcel stood at the centre of the head table, in the crowded little basement area, beamed away, and cheerfully encouraged the wildest resolutions ever to come out of

the Saskatoon Bar. I think every one passed. Amendments were tacked on with more drinks and cheers. J.P. Makaroff moved that the Saskatchewan Bar join World Peace Through Law, then thought to be a Commie front. Passed. Many resolutions nurtured and rejected for years were cheered on and passed unanimously. Durward Thomas, the Local Registrar, a mild-mannered hard drinker of other people’s booze, quarrelled with his teetotalling, long-memoried, short-fused boss, Attorney General, Bob Walker. The next day, he couldn’t remember the evening! The news of the quarrel was all over town. Telephone calls sped with the news. When Durward learned what he had done, he apologized and Bob was good enough to accept it. That night, wild resolutions flew from the floor and were passed while Cuelenaere presided merrily and the secretary passed out. Nobody noticed. While the meeting carried on, the secretary was carried past me. Andy Hawrysh carried his feet; I don’t know who was at his head. The next morning, there were no minutes, which everyone agreed was a good thing. The result was that for the only time in its history, no resolutions went on from Saskatoon to the Annual Meeting of the Law Society. However, Cuelenaere served as President for two years due to the great success of his first year and the fact that there was no record of a successor being elected. Unfortunately, Merv was not elevated further, so Marcel was not elected to a third term. At the end of my articles, Cuelenaere and I had lunch at the Commodore Café on 2nd Avenue. He offered to hire me as a young lawyer at $500.00 per month. He also told me that, if I stayed with him, within three years I would be making $10,000.00 a year. I decided to stay on. On January 1, 1963, I went up to $600.00 per month. Within three years I was the junior partner making over $10,000.00 a year. Cuelenaere was the senior partner. Of course, he was making far more than I. In early 1963, Glen Cooper, the manager of Credit Foncier in Regina, offered to retain us as their Saskatoon law firm if we would move to better premises. Canada Permanent Trust Company had amalgamated with Toronto-General Trust and had torn down their old building at 21st Street and 2nd Avenue and built a new building. They couldn’t lease the third floor. Cuelenaere leased 1/3 of the third floor and sub-leased half of that to HoustonWilloughby which opened a Saskatoon branch. By this time we had two secretaries

and electric typewriters. We moved ourselves. But we couldn’t move the big safe, so Joe Gagne kept it. I suspect that he still keeps all of his money in that safe. We remained in the Canada Permanent building for 24 years. Young lawyers and articling students who later became leaders of the bar came and went – including men such as Ted Priel, Gary Lane, Marty Irwin, Harvey Walker, Jack Hillson, Bill Shaw, Bill Wardell and Dwayne Walters. At the end of 24 years we occupied the building’s third floor, its basement, and premises across the street. We had to move. We moved to the firm’s present location. Marcel’s two daughters, Cheryl and Pam articled to me. My daughter-in-law, Sherry and my son Beaty were the last two students to article to Marcel. Marcel was a great law partner. He had an excellent head for business. He also had an instinct for the law, which he read carefully. When he went to work, he worked. I can recall working on a tax problem all one morning. I finished just before lunch and walked into Cuelenaere’s office, leaned against the wall and looked out the corner window at Gauley’s and Hnatyshyn’s offices in the old Royal Bank Building. I told him the problem. Marcel leaned back in his chair and told me there were two things to watch out for. It was what I wanted. They were all that I had found throughout the morning. He also had an ability to attract clients and to give them confidence. It was because he genuinely liked people and wanted to help them with their problems. He could anticipate the problems that people created for themselves and he tried to solve them without pushing them too hard. But in the final analysis he gave them the most important thing of all - his time. In 1970 Marcel was appointed a Queen’s Counsel. Marcel was a true Belgian. He was an excellent businessman and manager. He was fair, but he made a profit. The rental and sublease when we moved was typical. He managed the staff in much the same way. About 15 years after we moved, we had a problem with one secretary who had domestic and personal problems. We moved her to a more isolated location and gave her one kind of work to do. But she didn’t turn out any work. Another secretary, a real dynamo, began asking her what she was doing. This upset our problem secretary further and she went to see Cuelenaere and told him that he had to fire the dynamo. Marcel told me about

it. As was Marcel’s practice, we decided to wait it out. It solved itself in three days. On the third day, the dynamo quit and went to another law firm. A few hours later, the problem secretary ran out of the office crying and never came back. Marcel had great faith that most problems solved themselves if given time. He was usually right. I have known and worked for a number of men, including Marcel and my father, who were combat veterans who saw many of their friends killed in war. The very great majority of them felt that there was a calm, reasonable and sensible way to settle things. They did that in business and in their daily lives. Those who were lawyers were very sensible and highly respected. They got things done very well. Few of them became courtroom lawyers. They did not require drama or confrontation to accomplish things. Few became politicians. It is noteworthy that only Lester Pearson, of all of Canada’s Prime Ministers in the 20th century, was a combat veteran. And despite the fact that he had a minority government, he accomplished the most in the least time. In the United States, presidents Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy were both combat veterans who conducted decisive presidencies in difficult times with lasting success. As the United States railway system declined, Dwight Eisenhower used his military budget in peacetime to build the U.S. Interstate Highway system as a military measure – a lasting benefit to the nation. In Canada, we used our peacetime military budget to spend 25 years in places like Cyprus and failed to solve their problems while our own problems multiplied. Marcel had a mechanical bent. He loved hunting and fishing. In the 1960’s he landed a giant trout weighing over 25 lbs. at Waskesiu, which he had stuffed and mounted. His hunting was largely confined to waterfowl. An annual fall event for many years in the 1960’s and 1970’s occurred when Credit Foncier’s western managers, all veteran combat pilots of the R.C.A.F. in World War II, went goose hunting with Marcel in Saskatchewan. Credit Foncier owned land in almost every rural municipality in Saskatchewan which it had foreclosed during the depression. Marcel and these managers spent the better part of a week each fall shooting geese on Credit Foncier land in the Kerrobert and Cabri areas of south west Saskatchewan. They lived in rural hotels, hunted in the early morning and the evening, drove around the countryside during the day, spent the late evening drinking and telling each other

tales of their days in the air force. They all looked forward to these expeditions which ended as these managers retired and Credit Foncier sold the land to local farmers during the late 1970’s. Marcel was also quite athletic. He loved golf. His greatest regret was losing the first competition of the Saskatoon Bar for the Vinty Smith Cup to an articling student named Frank Dickson, later, Mr. Justice Dickson. Marcel finished his round early with the low score and had had a few drinks when Frank came in with a matching score. Marcel told me the next day that he should have suggested they flip a coin. As it was, they played off and Marcel lost. Another example of what might be described as his athletic ability occurred when Marcel was in his late 60’s. At about 6:00 one bright summer Saturday morning he drove over to Cairns Avenue to pick up Judge Bob King for a golf game. I believe Bob was retired by then. In any event, Bob was about four years older than Marcel. Bob, who was a young army officer at the Falaise Gap, had the habit of mowing the lawns of widows in his neighbourhood in the early mornings while he drank “Café Royals”, a mixture of rye and coffee. Bob was up and waiting for Marcel. He had already enjoyed a Café Royal or two. He and Marcel had a couple more and drove out to the golf course to join the rest of their foursome for eighteen holes. The other two were Tom Gauley, then about 63 or 64 and Bob McKercher, then in his late 50’s; both Tom and Bob were very good golfers. The results that morning were what you would expect – King came in with the low score, Marcel was second, Tom was third and Bob McKercher was the high scorer for the day. It pays to loosen up before you start to play. Another golf episode occurred when Marcel was about 70 or 71. Someone in our firm had invited some managers of a client to play golf. Marcel was needed to complete a foursome. The other three were half Marcel’s age. The various foursomes – four or five at least – went out on the course. Soon the entire course was aware of what was happening. As I was told later by one of my young partners, Marcel could no longer hit the long ball, but he could hit straight. He came in with the low score among the foursome. Everyone was aware of what happened. Marcel never said a word to anyone. It simply spread of its own volition. It was the same with his war record and medals. He never told anyone about it – I learned of his D.F.C.’s from someone else after I had

been working for him for about three years. I think he related his war stories to me after dad died so that someone could tell them to his children after he died. I did, in the eulogy I gave at his funeral. I often think of his remarkable combination of mental, judgmental and athletic abilities and skills that it took to accomplish what these young men accomplished in wartime when I see and hear the accomplishments of astronauts. They do remarkable things and they have tremendous training and abilities. Throughout time, mankind’s best and brightest have been at the leading edge of accomplishment and risk of life. Whether it is the attraction of risk, or sacrifice, or accomplishment, that lures them is an unknown. I have never read or heard an account that explained it. The partnership deal that Marcel and I had didn’t require money. I simply worked my way up in percentages year by year until it was 51-49%. A year or two later I insisted that it become 50-50% and it did. Our management scheme was simple. If we disagreed we let it sit for a day or two and then we always adopted the more conservative course. There was nothing formal about that. It just worked out that way. Our fiscal scheme was equally simple. We had a December 31 year end. We paid our bills as they came in. At the middle and end of every month we paid everyone else and left $5,000.00 in the bank. Then we paid ourselves the rest. We had no operating loan and we didn’t borrow. If we couldn’t afford it, we didn’t have it. A few accountants and some other lawyers found out about our simple system and made fun of it. Their firms ceased operations before I went to the bench and before Cuelenaere died. I don’t know if they were too big for their britches. But they were too big for their pocketbooks. Either of us could sign cheques. But we always agreed on any capital purchases or leases. We also took turns going through the office cheque book and the trust ledger and receivables in alternate months to check personally on the status of our operations. If for any reason there was a file that didn’t seem to be moving or to be billed or collected properly, we checked on it. We also rebilled monthly. It was a tightly run, hands-on business that worked well and was profitable because of that. We were firm on collections. With old faithful clients we were always understanding because we had long relationships and we also knew their situations. But with others, we basically treated a debt as

doubtful or bad within about 90 days. On one occasion in about 1986 or 1987 this policy carried an unexpected dividend. I had undertaken a series of court cases for a prominent man in Saskatoon with a successful outcome. My bill was in the five figures and he didn’t respond to rebilling or a collection letter. I had seen him around and I realized from his actions that he was positioning himself to obtain a nomination to become a director of the Saskatoon Club. Each month during the winter at that time the club had a “Club Night” which was merely an evening dinner to which members could go. When there was no response to the collection letter I went to the next “Club Night”, the first that I had ever attended in my years as a member. My aim was to sit across from the man and to make him realize that I was going to be just as aggressive in furthering my own interests as I had been in furthering his. When I arrived I spotted him and followed him into the dining room. As I entered the dining room I was asked to put my name into a “Club Night” draw for two free flights anywhere in Air Canada’s World, and I did so. I then followed my quarry to his table and sat down at an open table for six, directly opposite him. When the rest began to draw as to who would pay for the table’s wine, I told them to forget it, I would pay. My friend then fully realized why I was where I sat and I could see the concern in his eyes that I might say something. But I simply ate my dinner and left immediately for home. The next morning he phoned me and arranged to pay in full. At the end of that year I won two tickets to anywhere in Air Canada’s World to the dismay of the many Club members who knew that I never attended “Club Night”. About a year later, my wife and I used the tickets to fly to India, Singapore and a few other places for a trip of just over 5 weeks’ duration. It was a wonderful learning experience for us both. One conversation and day stands out in particular. It occurred in Bali, Indonesia when we spent a wonderful day with another couple from Malaysia touring Bali. They knew Bali well and knew what they wanted to see and we benefited from their knowledge. But a conversation with the husband, a former President of the Malaysian Medical Association who was about my age, explained the far east to me more than anything else ever has. He was a Malaysian boy during the war. He explained that when the Japanese took Malaysia from the British and Indonesia from the Dutch at the beginning of World War II, the locals

learned that the white man could be beaten. Then the Japanese allowed the locals to keep one-third of their crops, whereas the whites had only allowed them to keep one-fifth. Finally, a few days before the Japanese surrendered in 1945, they freed Malaysia and Indonesia. As my friend said, once these things had occurred, there was not a chance that the British and the Dutch would be allowed to return and restore their old colonies. It also explained why the Japanese are so well received throughout the far east. It is a completely different view of the Japanese than we were taught in Canada. That was merely the most startling of a series of daily learning experiences that we had in a non-white, non-Christian and non-English speaking part of the world. I had a similar, but less startling experience in Hong Kong which related directly to the business of collecting fees. We were staying in the Holiday Inn in Kowloon, directly across the harbour from Hong Kong. There was an older man and his wife staying there with whom we struck up a continuing breakfast acquaintance. It arose because he had an old fashioned aluminum oil worker’s hard hat which was wonderfully embossed and which featured the name “Farmer”. I asked him if he was related to my old tool-pusher from Oklahoma. He wasn’t. He was from Alabama. He had spent his working career doing deepsea oil drilling in the far east in India, Indonesia and similar places. His hard hat had been embossed in Indonesia. He was a retired part-owner of the drilling company and he had been asked to come out and take charge of two rigs that were drilling under contract with Communist China in the South China Sea. The problem was that they couldn’t get a contract signed. His solution after decades of experience was to keep on talking but to always hold something back, and to keep on getting paid. That was the way of business in the far east. As he described this to me over a few mornings in late January, 1988, he related it to an incident in which he was involved in Bombay, India, years before. It occurred when Communist China invaded Tibet. He had been in Bombay for a couple of years, drilling for the Indian government. His negotiations with a deputy minister were much like the ones with the Chinese. At the same time, he was aware that the Indians, fearful of a Chinese invasion, were shipping gold, bank deposits and valuables out of the country at an alarming rate. So one day he said to the deputy minister: “Your people have a sub-continent and ¾ of a billion people here. Why are you

so concerned about the Chinese?” With that the deputy minister leaned back, and smiled and, for the only time, spoke frankly to him. He said, “You know how you hate to deal with us? … Well, the Chinese have been doing it for a thousand years longer.” We in Canada are novices at dealing. Cuelenaere and I aimed at a community business. We never considered having a branch office in a small town. We always felt that good rural or small town businesses would come to Saskatoon for legal services anyway, and they did. Over those years Saskatoon’s community expanded from the city limits to embrace the entire north half of Saskatchewan. We never worried about national business. What there was of it coming to Saskatchewan would hire Regina lawyers anyway. So chasing it was a waste of time and money. Saskatchewan was socialist and a national firm had to deal with the government in Regina. We had very simple arrangements respecting outside activities. Marcel liked fishing, hunting and golf. So he entertained clients at these activities and the firm paid for that. On the other hand, I was active in legal matters and the firm paid for my expenses, entertainment and conventions on bar-related matters. Our holidays were also divided. When the children were small, Cuelenaere took July off and I took August off. We never left the firm at the same time. Our office was simple: we had no carpets or plants, or pictures. We put our degrees on the walls. Marcel enjoyed the law. He read the current law reports as they were published. He had particular interests in property and estate matters. During office hours the clients came first. The staff was there to serve and attend to the clients. Idle chit chat started by a client was acceptable. Otherwise it was not. For many years Marcel and I conducted by far the largest estate practice in Saskatoon. I was told by the registrar’s staff at the Saskatoon court house during those years that our firm was filing one out of every three applications for probate or administration of estates. We also developed a very large conveyancing and mortgage practice, small business practice and tax and divorce practice. In one large district of Saskatoon, we put on at least fifty percent of the mortgages of the houses when they were constructed. We also registered large numbers of new mortgages in other districts of the city. These were in addition to our regular conveyancing practice. I remember looking out the

window of my office at about 5:00 p.m. one late December evening in the mid-1970’s and calculating that we had acted for the developer, or put a mortgage or mechanics’ lien on, or acted in a court action in respect to almost every high rise building built in Saskatoon in the previous ten years – the boom building years in downtown Saskatoon. Pursuant to our partnership agreement, Marcel retired at age 69. We had practised law together for over 25 years. He remained as counsel to the firm until cancer forced him to withdraw in mid-1994. When he retired as a partner, our firm consisted of 14 lawyers, 2 articling students and about 20 other staff. Saskatoon had grown to 200,000 people. By then our market was the entire north half of the province – about 500,000 people. Marcel was a member of the Saskatoon Club, the Riverside Golf and Country Club, Kiwanis, the Liberal Party and the Knights of Columbus. He never sought office in any of these. Nor did he ever seek public office. He supported them all with money and services when called upon. He was a strong and faithful Roman Catholic. But his greatest success was his family. Marcel and Maxine had more kids than the Queen of England and they turned out better. Their six children – Lynne, Cheryl, Michael, Pamela, Tommy and Lisa – all graduated from the University of Saskatchewan. Two are lawyers, two are teachers and two are in business. Maxine and Marcel had the usual problems raising their children. Three of them went back to university and finished their degrees or got second degrees – all with moral and financial support from their parents. In some cases they took grandchildren into their home to help their children finish their educations. Their support of their children in positive endeavours was unstinting. If the endeavours were not positive, they did their best to hold their tongues. Usually they succeeded. In about 1963 they purchased a cabin with a lake view at Waskesiu National Park, about 160 miles north of Saskatoon. The family spent July and August there and Marcel arranged his holidays to spend all of July with them while they were in school. There were boats for the lakes and an excellent golf course at Waskesiu. In Marcel’s opinion, there was no better place to spend the summer than Waskesiu. Marcel’s life was routine and yet, when analyzed, it was one of service to others. An event happened at that time which best

describes Marcel’s own view of it. Marcel’s oldest brother, John, was a very prominent lawyer. John Cuelenaere was a life-long bachelor. He was a well-known court room lawyer who had many successes in the Supreme Court of Canada. He was president of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, a Mayor of Prince Albert a number of times, a member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly and a Cabinet member of the Saskatchewan Government of Ross Thatcher. He was also very well-to-do. He had lovely furnishings in his home, an expensive car and a beautiful girlfriend. A few months before his death from cancer, John told Marcel how much he envied Marcel. Marcel was astonished. He came back from Prince Albert and told me about John’s conversation. As far as Marcel was concerned, the two of us were working in a practice that was like the inside of a steam boiler. He had kids, their animals, bicycles, a cottage, boats, cars, problems and bills. He wasn’t upset by all this, but he was very surprised that John could be the least bit envious of the constant turmoil Marcel seemed to live in while he supported and raised six children who were born over a span of 20 years. I will conclude with the closing I gave in my eulogy for Marcel at his funeral in Saskatoon after he died on January 30, 1995. The words that follow are what I said and not the notes I made. I did not acknowledge the sources I used or paraphrased at the time, but some readers will recognize them. I was able to use them because I was describing a man they knew as a lawyer. But most of them never knew that he was a hero until I told them about his life. He was the only man I have met about whom these words could be said: Marcel was a very modest man. I can never recall him bragging about his accomplishments and he had many. I do recall him worrying over his perceived failures. I never thought he had any. Marcel lived quietly and modestly. He worked hard and enjoyed his friends and family. He did his duty to his country and to his church when called upon. He carried out his professional and family duties. He didn’t shirk when it proved difficult, or uncomfortable or inconvenient. Marcel stayed the course. Now, I will tell you how Marcel died. Marcel had cancer about 14 years ago in the same area that killed his brother John. Last year some cancer was found in his lungs and liver. He was offered chemotherapy. Marcel passed. He had nothing more

to do on this earth. Steadily during the last several months he became more tired and suffered more pain. Last Sunday evening Marcel sat down, closed his eyes and very quietly suffered a massive heart attack and died. There was no fuss or bother. He died as he had lived. Marcel and I attended many funerals together. Some were large. Many were small. They were for friends and clients. Afterwards, driving back to the office, we would sit in the car and talk. I think we would have agreed that Marcel had a lucky death. Marcel was first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his family and many of the rest of us. He was an example to us all. I shall not see his kind again. The Heroes are Dying The heroes are dying. Their heroes died long ago As boys, not men, Fighting for ideals On distant battlefields. We had ideals then. Our leaders were not heroes, Save a few, long dead men. The others were evaders Of truth, and kin and ken. Quick of words, slow of deeds, Choosing gain or sensual steeds. Accompanied by smiling spouses, Living in protected houses, Riches theirs, poverty ours, Of ideals and of heroes. We are led by empty men, And women, At century’s end. David W. Beaubier November, 1999

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The founding members of Dust Pan Handle were Tom Sorge on lead and rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Ted Sheldon on lead and rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, George Porter on drums, and Don Degen on keyboards and vocals. The music began for Tom, George and Don about 40 years ago, much before Dust Pan Handle was formed back in the late ’60s. As teenagers, these three came together with a few other locals to form a band called DAWN. DAWN played at high school dances, weddings and private functions throughout southern Alberta. As young and very raw musicians, the young men had pretty rudimentary gear (guitars, drums, amps and PA systems), but developed a bond that was the music. In fact, they were still so young that two of their mothers, Lois Sorge and Jackie Degen, actually risked co-signing a loan for their sons to buy a speaker system. DAWN soon picked up a couple of other players and began to grow. The group was influenced by the music of the day – great bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night and other masters. Sadly, when high school finished, DAWN did too as the young men moved on to school and other jobs: Tom in Calgary, Don in Edmonton and George staying near Pincher Creek. But, as they say, “The music in you never dies!” Tom and Don stayed in touch, and in their 20s performed a few shows together at what was then the Alberta Hotel and the King Eddie in Pincher Creek.

Then in Calgary, Tom and Don started jamming a bit and met Ted Sheldon, who just happened to be a guitar player with a great voice. Ted proved to be a great addition – the music and the vocals really came together. Randy Real, a great drummer from the Pass joined next, then George, after Randy passed. Dust Pan Handle began. By then it was the mid to late ’70s. With all of us still geographically challenged, somehow we make it work. For us it’s been about 35 years as Dust Pan Handle. Our musical interests have always been very similar. We play a wide range of tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and a bit from the ’80s by groups like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Eagles, the Doobie Brothers, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison and many others. On Nov. 9 join us for an exciting two-in-one eveny to raise funds for the Pincher Creek Family Resource Society and Parent Link Centre. The first event is a family dance and supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors at the Community Hall will open at 5 p.m. Barry and Sophie Carney of Simply Catering will be cooking a sure-to-be fabulous supper of stuffed pork, to be served at 6 p.m. We will have prizes for spot dancing and a few other fun events. All ages are welcome. Children under the age of 17 will eat and dance for free until 8 p.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance. This is an alcohol-free event.

The second event is a cabaret featuring Dust Pan Handle from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Adults only. No children are allowed. All tickets are $15 per person. There will be a cash bar. Adults who have a ticket to the family event may stay without purchasing another ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds will go toward new equipment, toys, Lego, etc., to help enhance very successful programs like Lego League, Gymtastics, new moms group, playgroup, Move, Groove and Explore, clothing giveaway events and more. This is an awesome opportunity to have fun with your kids, or come later to the cabaret. Tickets can be purchased at Parent Link Centre, at 688 Main St. in Pincher Creek, until Thursday, Nov 1. Call 627-1869, email us at or check out if you have questions. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today! A big thank you to Dust Pan Handle for donating all proceeds to the Family Resource Society! Pincher Creek Family Resource Society and its partners support many great programs in our community: Let’s Cook, Lego League, Gymtastics, Way to Grow, Baby!, clothing giveaway events, new moms group, positive parenting program and the Parent Link Centre.

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2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

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2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre Photos by Shannon Robin

2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

50th Birthday Bash

2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre Photos by Shannon Robin

2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

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2A - Cruisin’ With the Rules

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3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

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3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

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3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

50th Birthday Bash

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

50th Birthday Bash

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

50th Birthday Bash

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

50th Birthday Bash

3B - Hot Rods and Rock and Roll

Horace Allen School & Trickster Theatre

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“When It Happens to You” By Molly Ringwald (Harper Collins, $24.99) Review by Rose McAllister Croke Actress Molly Ringwald makes a powerful literary debut by exploring the themes of betrayal, infidelity, infertility, estrangement and gender identity in “When It Happens to You.” The book, described as “a novel told in stories,” is centered around Phillip and Greta, a Los Angeles couple whose marriage is on the brink of dissolution. The characters reveal the darkest parts of themselves, with each character making either a terrible mistake or a life-altering choice. All of the characters muddle through their own emotionally eviscerating experiences and struggle to arrive at a place of forgiveness and acceptance. In “The Harvest Moon,” a stayat-home mother struggles with her self-worth in the face of aging, infertility and an increasingly distant husband. In “Ursa Minor,” a former children’s television star re-examines

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1. Which book of the Bible (KJV) mentions the word “thanksgiving” the most times, at eight? Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Isaiah 2. From Leviticus 22:29, a sacrifice of thanksgiving is most meaningful when it is “what”? Sincere, Often, Voluntary, Extravagant 3. In which book’s 5:18 does it state, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God”? 1 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 1 Peter, 1 John 4. What items of food and drink did Jesus give thanks for at the Last Supper? Figs/water, Bread/wine, Fishes/nectar, Honey/milk 5. Where was Jonah when he prayed with the voice of thanksgiving? Fish’s belly, Aboard ship, In the wilderness, Mountaintop 6. Whose thanksgiving is expressed in Philippians 4:10-20? Paul, John the Baptist, James, David ANSWERS: 1) Psalms; 2) Voluntary; 3) 1 Thessalonians; 4) Bread/wine; 5) Fish’s belly; 6) Paul Wilson Casey’s new book, “Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World,” is available from Alpha/Penguin publishing. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

By Steve Becker ELIMINATING THE RISK FACTOR Assume you become declarer at four spades on the bidding shown and West leads the K-A-Q of hearts. After you ruff the third heart, it might seem that all you can do is draw trumps, play a diamond from dummy, finesse the ten and later lead another diamond from dummy and finesse the jack. If you do this in the actual case, though, you’ll go down one, since West has both the king and queen of diamonds. You could lament your bad luck in finding West with both diamond honors, but in truth the outcome would be your own fault because you overlooked a superior line of play. Since the only danger to the contract is the possibility of losing two diamond tricks, you should arrange your play so that you eliminate the risk factor inherent in taking two finesses.

At trick four, you should cash the ace of clubs, then ruff a club in dummy. Next you ruff dummy’s last heart before ruffing your last club. As a result of these preliminary maneuvers, dummy’s hand and your own have no more hearts or clubs. You then cash the K-A of trumps and lead a diamond from dummy, and, after East follows low, you finesse the ten. West wins with the queen but finds himself in a very poor position. His last three cards are the K-5 of diamonds and jack of clubs. If he returns a diamond into your A-J, he hands you your 10th trick; if he returns the jack of clubs instead, you ruff in dummy and discard the jack of diamonds from your hand to produce the same result. (c)2012 King Features Syndicate Inc.

PHOTO: Mary McDonnell Q: When will “In Treatment” be back? I hope soon. -- Linda W., via e-mail A: HBO canceled the Gabriel Byrnestarring drama in spring 2011 after three seasons and more than 100 episodes. At first there was talk of it possibly returning in a new incarnation; however, it would appear those plans have been scrapped. As I reported a few months back, you can catch Gabriel on television again soon. He’ll be starring in the History Channel original scripted drama “Vikings,” which is slated for a 2013 premiere. Gabriel’s “In Treatment” co-star Dianne Wiest recently costarred with Jennifer Garner in “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” and Michelle Forbes starred in AMC’s now-defunct “The Killing,” as Rosie Larsen’s mom, Mitch. *** Q: I enjoy “Major Crimes” very much, and I wondered if it will be back for another season? -- Pat B., via e-mail A: “Major Crimes,” TNT’s “The Closer” spinoff starring Mary McDonnell, was the year’s No. 1 new cable drama, so you can bet it will return for a 15-episode second season (up from

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Discover a Surprise Inside Spaghetti Squash When you look over the colorful choices of squash in various goofy shapes and sizes at your market this week, tell your kids to snoop carefully to find an extra-fun variety you may have forgotten about or never tried -- spaghetti squash! The oblong, light-yellow squash, which is approximately 8-10 inches in length, is packed with healthy nutrients, is low in calories, high in fiber and, best of all, has a super kid appeal because there’s a surprise inside. To the delight of your entire family, you’ll discover that once baked, the flesh of the squash comes out in long strands that look like noodles. Its buttery, mild and slightly sweet flavor is ideally suited to be topped with tomato sauce and grated Parmesan mimicking a bowl of traditional spaghetti. On another occasion, serve it as a tasty side dish tossed with pesto, a garlic-flavored herb butter or mixed vegetables and feta cheese. And when you prepare a roast, set the sliced meat and juices over the “noodles” for a robust weekend meal.

Here are four easy steps for preparing spaghetti squash, with a few tips tossed in to make easier work when handling it. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the outside of a 2 1/2 to 3 pound spaghetti squash and pat dry. Cut in half lengthwise. Like most varieties of winter squash, it can be difficult to cut through the hard shell. I pierce the squash in several places with the tip of a knife and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or more depending on its size to soften it a bit. Let it rest for a few minutes and slice in half with a sharp knife. 2. Scoop out the seeds. A melon baller and small ice-cream scoop are easy-to-handle kitchen tools for school-age kids to use if they are assisting you with this step. 3. Place the squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet coated with

cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake for an hour or until easily pierced with a fork. Cool for 15 minutes. 4. Scoop out insides with a fork to remove the noodle-like strands. Place in a serving bowl or on a small platter. Top with preferred toppings or combine with butter, seasonings or cooked vegetables. Serves 3-4. *** Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” (c) 2012 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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3. There were five: “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help,” “The Magic Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Let it Be.” 4. M. Their biggest hit was the 1979 “Pop Muzik.”


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1. Grace Slick, 1970. She’d been invited to a Fitch college alumnae tea at the White House by Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, who was a former classmate. Slick wasn’t allowed into the tea, as she’d been put on an FBI list.

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2. Jethro Tull, in 1975. The album version was more than 8 minutes long.

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Shocking the Heart Back to Normal DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband has had many medical problems. Earlier this year, he developed atrial fibrillation. A cardioversion was performed and worked for about five minutes. Then his doctor prescribed amiodarone. Since being on amiodarone, he has felt much worse. Could the medicine be the problem? He only sits around, and doesn’t even feel like going out for lunch. Another cardioversion is possible in a couple of weeks. Is there any danger to this procedure? -- M.C. ANSWER: Does his doctor know how he feels? He can prescribe many other options for your husband. Atrial fibrillation is an erratic and fast heartbeat. Cardioversion, an electric shock delivered to the fibrillating heart, has a fairly high success rate of restoring a normal beat. Success depends on how long the fibrillation has been present and how large the person’s heart is. The sooner from the onset of fibrillation, the better are the results for cardioversion. The results

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for longstanding atrial fibrillation are not as good. Fibrillation can recur after cardioversion. It can recur after taking medicines, too. Danger exists for every single medical procedure. The complications from cardioversion are few and rare. The booklet on heartbeat irregularities explains the common kinds of rhythm disturbances. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 107W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 12-yearold son has large breasts, like a woman’s. In other respects he looks like a 16-year-old. He’s tall and wears a size 11 shoe. What has caused his breasts to be like they are? -- M.C. ANSWER: Your son is going through puberty. Two-thirds of boys experience breast enlargement during puberty. It’s normal. The enlargement for some boys might not be as great as your son’s, however. It comes from a temporary imbalance of male and female hormones. It’s not a lasting thing, for most. Some see a regression in a matter of months, while others might have to wait for two years. The condition is gynecomastia (GUY-nuh-coe-MASS-tee-uh). If this causes your son great embarrassment and makes life miserable for him, speak to the family doctor.

Removing the breast tissue ends the problem. Surgery isn’t extensive and doesn’t require a long healing period. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My future husband wants me to go on birthcontrol pills. Do the pills make a woman less able to have a family when they’re stopped? We want to have children, but not right away. How long can a woman take the pill? -- J.W. ANSWER: In the past 10 years, the birth-control pill has been modified. It contains less estrogen and progestin. There are fewer side effects than there used to be. The pill, in all its variations, does not affect a woman’s fertility when she stops taking it. A nonsmoking woman can take birth-control pills right up to menopause if she wishes. Generally, a smoker is advised to stop the pill after age 35. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. (c) 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins Try these autumn-centric muffins for breakfast or dessert -- or both -- since either way you won’t be able to have just one! 1 box (14- to 15 1/5-ounce) apple-cinnamon muffin mix 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 2 large eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. 2. In large bowl, stir together apple cinnamon muffin mix, pumpkin, eggs, milk

and vegetable oil until almost smooth. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool on wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.

Sweet Potato Sandwich This sweet breakfast sandwich takes only seconds to prepare, thanks to a base of store-bought sweet potato pancakes. 2 De Wafelbakkers sweet potato pancakes 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta

1/2 pear, thinly sliced Cinnamon 1. Heat 2 De Wafelbakkers sweet potato pancakes and spread ricotta over both. 2. Place pear slices and dust cinnamon on top of one pancake, and cover with the other. Serves 1. • Each serving: About 309 calories, 11g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www.goodhousekeeping. com/recipefinder/. (c) 2012 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

PHOTO: Jane Fonda HOLLYWOOD -- ABC has committed to a pilot for a series, “So What,” to star Jane Fonda. While Jane is a fine actress and looks fantastic at 74, ABC will nonetheless have to deal with people who consider her a traitor after she was photographed during the Vietnam War on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. She was branded “Hanoi Jane,” and though she’s tried to have her side of the story heard, it’s fallen on too many deaf ears! “It is unconscionable that extremist groups circulate letters which accuse me of horrific things, saying I am a traitor, that POWs in Hanoi were tied up in chains and marched past me while I spat at them and called them ‘baby killers,’” she says. “These lies have circulated for almost 40 years, continually reopening the wound of the Vietnam War and causing pain to families of American servicemen. The lies distort the truth of why I went to North Vietnam, and they perpetuate the myth that being antiwar means being anti-soldier. “I will regret to my dying day allowing myself to be photographed on a [North] Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. Someone led me toward the gun, and 8506 - 19th Avenue

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As It Gets”). Michael plays a self-absorbed/eccentric realtor saddled with his estranged son’s daughter. By the end of this film, he’ll think kissing Matt Damon was a picnic compared to trying to keep Diane Keaton from stealing every scene she’s in with him! Send letters to Tony Rizzo’s Hollywood, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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PHOTO CREDIT: stock.xchg photo Dried Fruit and Oat Cookies Are the Perfect Snack While the bounty of summer fruits has ended, dried fruits offer a healthy alternative and are a good choice when fresh fruits aren’t available. Dried fruits are devoid of the water content that is so characteristic of fruits. Fruits are dried by drawing out the water content, either by sun-drying or using specialized machines. Once in their dried phase, the fruits can be stored for a longer period of time and continue to provide basic nutrients. Some of the most common dried fruits are apricots, raisins, plums, dates, prunes, cranberries, blueberries and figs. Dried fruits retain all the nutrients that are present in whole fruits. They’re full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and sugar. The infusion of these nutrients helps in promoting overall health and keeping us free of diseases, as well as devoid of fatigue. Dried fruits also are high in fiber, which lends to several benefits. Fiber helps to draw water into the system, bringing about effective digestion. Along with improving digestion, fiber also helps in cleansing the system by drawing out the layers of waste and impurities, which automatically prevents the onset of constipation and other diseases associated with bladder problems. This promotes great skin health, because the flushing of toxins leads to healthy and clear skin that is free of all skin conditions. Dried fruits are infused with iron, which is an important nutrient for the pro-

motion of health. Iron allows for the production of hemoglobin. This nutrient will promote the production of white blood cells which are important for fighting of diseases and preventing conditions like anemia, other blood diseases, fatigue and weakness in the body. Dried fruits are also packed with antioxidants which prevent the onset of free radicals, and are high content of calcium, which promotes healthy bones and teeth as well as better eyesight. The consumption of dried fruits, in measured amounts, also helps with weight loss. The fiber in the dried fruit makes you feel full for a longer period of time, making it the perfect snack. Dried fruits also are one of the best options to choose before exercise in place of carbs, because they provide for steady bursts of energy and help to sustain a heavy workout. The next time you’re in need of a healthy snack, try this healthy, fiber-filled recipe for Fruit and Oat Cookies!

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. In a large bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Mix oil into the mashed bananas. Add the syrup or honey, vanilla and salt. 3. Stir in rolled oats, oat bran, dried fruits and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating cookie sheets for even browning. Cool on wire rack. Store in tightly closed container in refrigerator.


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1/3 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil 3 large bananas 1/4 cup agave syrup or honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup oat bran 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruits, chopped 3/4 cup chopped pecans

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price, are getting the right type for the kind of terrain and the level of activity your dog will have. For everyday walking on a sidewalk, there are many brands of booties to choose from, most for less than $30 per set. Booties with extra traction or customized fit cost a little bit more. You also can find “fashion” booties if you want your pet to look swanky walking down the street, although many of those look like they would be uncomfortable for your dog. Be sure to buy booties of a size closest to the size of your dog. Try them on your dog’s paws right away, in case they don’t fit and need to be returned. Protecting your dog’s paws is just the beginning of cold-weather safety, of course. A dog coat that wraps comfortably around his torso will help Jake retain body heat much longer. Stay alert when out with your dog, and make sure he is

not shivering from cold or limping from an injury to his paw. In either case, get him home right away, warm him up and check his paws for cuts, debris or other injury. Send your questions or comments to If your question or comment is printed in the weekly column, you’ll receive a free copy of “Fighting Fleas,” the newest booklet from Paws Corner! (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. .

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Rick was consumed by his guilty conscience. Bill was devastated after Katie left him to raise their baby alone. Stephanie and Eric spent an afternoon reminiscing. Katie’s family began searching for her in Aspen. Thomas held his first official meeting as the new CEO of Forrester Creations. Rick was suspicious of Caroline’s new position of authority at the company. Stephanie and Dayzee shared memories of their brief but meaningful friendship. Steffy and Liam took advantage of their time together in Aspen. Taylor defended Thomas’ qualifications to his skeptics. Brooke was concerned about Bill’s mental state as he dealt with being jilted by Katie. Wait to See: Hope accuses Caroline of being shady. Katie refuses to accept her diagnosis. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Sami admitted to Rafe that she still loved him, but needed more time before she could trust him again. Lucas didn’t approve of Will and Sonny’s relationship. Daniel let it slip to Jennifer that he was in love

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with her. Kristin assured EJ that she had no ulterior motive in helping him win back Sami. Kristen slapped Brady after he wouldn’t stay out of her business. EJ was suspicious as to why Nicole changed her story about Jennifer pushing her. Will confronted Sonny about his past as a player. Kristen delivered a message to Kate from Stefano. Nick and Gabi fell hard and fast for one another. Wait to See: Abigail and Cameron discuss their relationship. Brady apologizes to Jennifer. GENERAL HOSPITAL Connie begged for Trey to help her so that she wouldn’t be admitted to the psychiatric hospital again. Steve found Daniel’s paternity test among Heather’s belongings. Todd began to panic when Heather awoke from her coma. Starr and Kristina shared a bond. Lulu asked Johnny if he was blackmailed into marrying Connie. Luke showed up in costume at Todd’s Halloween party. Later, Carly invited Todd to go trick-or-treating with her and Josslyn. Lulu and Dante got excited over the idea of adopting a child. Maxie encouraged Patrick to ask Britt out on a date. Things began to heat up between Carly and Todd. Wait to See: Todd offers Starr a place to live. Emma answers Robin’s phone call. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Adam told Sharon that he felt guilty for leading her on a downward spiral. Victor was disappointed in Nick’s lack of ambition. Phyllis accepted

Jack’s offer to work for him. The arson investigator found Sharon’s bracelet among the ashes. Neil and Harmony amicably parted ways as Harmony left town to be with her daughter. Jack faced an unexpected surgery that could result in permanent paralysis. Adam paid someone to set fires to vacant buildings in order to get the heat off Sharon. Victor ordered Billy to spy on Jack or he would tell Victoria about Los Angeles. Chelsea and Chloe found that they had a lot in common. Wait to See: Chelsea accuses Adam of cheating. Phyllis witnesses the closeness between her sister and Nick. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. Taylor Swift No. 1 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

1. Maroon 5 No. 1 “One More Night”

2. Mumford & Sons No. 1 “Babel”

2. PSY No. 2 “Gangnam Style”

3. Brandy new entry “Two Eleven”

2. Carrie Underwood No. 2 “Blown Away”

3. fun. No. 4 “Some Nights”

4. Scotty McCreery new entry “Christmas With Scotty McCreery”

4. Taylor Swift No. 5 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 5. Ke$ha No. 8 “Die Young”

5. Jamey Johnson new entry “Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran”

6. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean No. 6 “As Long As You Love Me”

6. Pink No. 8 “The Truth About Love”

7. Alex Clare No. 7 “Too Close”

7. Miguel No. 11 “Kaleidoscope Dream”

8. Rihanna No. 11 “Diamonds” 9. Ne-Yo No. 12 “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)” 10. Pink No. 9 “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

8. Little Big Town No. 14 “Tornado” 9. Adele No. 15 “21” 10. Dethklok new entry “Metalocalypse: Dethalbum II”

3. Florida Georgia Line No. 3 “Cruise” 4. Hunter Hayes No. 4 “Wanted” 5. Lee Brice No. 5 “Hard To Love” 6. Luke Bryan No. 7 “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” 7. Dustin Lynch No. 8 “Cowboys and Angels” 8. Jake Owen No. 10 “The One That Got Away” 9. Miranda Lambert No. 13 “Fastest Girl In Town” 10. Easton Corbin No. 11 “Lovin’ You Is Fun” (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

could accurately do so half the time. The same researchers conducted the same test with a chimpanzee named Ayumu, who was able to recall the number sequences 80 percent of the time. by Samantha Weaver 1. Argo (R) Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin 2. Hotel Transylvania (PG) animated 3. Cloud Atlas (R) Tom Hanks, Halle Berry 4. Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Katie Featherston, Micah Stoat 5. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (R) Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington 6. Taken 2 (PG-13) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace 7. Here Comes the Boom (PG) Kevin James, Salma Hayek 8. Sinister (R) Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio 9. Alex Cross (PG) Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox 10. Fun Size (PG-13) Chelsea Handler, Johnny Knoxville (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It’s not known who made the following sage observation: “The sharper your words are, the more they’ll hurt if you have to swallow them.” • Those who study such things say that Southerners watch more TV than residents of any other region of the country. • Any given major ballet company will go through about 3,000 pairs of toe shoes every year. Under normal use, one pair will last for about one hour of performing. • If you average out the depth of the world’s seas and the elevation of the land, you’ll find that the ocean is four times as deep as the land is high. • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, died in 1919, at the age of 78. His last words were, “What a pity I have to go now just when I was beginning to show promise!” • Researchers studying the workings of memory briefly showed human volunteers sequences of five numbers on a computer screen. When asked to repeat the numbers, the test subjects

• A male sea otter shows affection by biting his mate’s nose. • If you’re a young baseball player hoping to make it in the big leagues, you might want to keep this fact in mind: Only 8 percent of those who sign major-league contracts actually play in even a single big-league game. The other 92 percent spend their careers languishing in the minor leagues for a pittance. *** Thought for the Day: “What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.” -- Wendell Phillips (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

1. LANGUAGE: Variety magazine coined the term “oater” to describe what kind of entertainment? 2. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral LXXX?

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3. STYLE: What is the function of furniture called an etagere?

1. Titanic (PG-13) Leonardo DiCaprio

4. FOOD: What is the chief ingredient in caponata?

2. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr.

1. The Avengers (2012) (PG-13) (Disney)

5. MEASUREMENTS: What did the Binet-Simon Scale measure?

3. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) Kristen Stewart

3. Dark Shadows (PG-13) (Warner Bros.)

6. GEOGRAPHY: On which continent is the country of Paraguay located?

4. Battleship (PG-13) Taylor Kitsch

7. MEDICINE: What is digitalis used to treat?

5. Dark Shadows (PG-13) Johnny Depp

4. The Hunger Games (PG-13) (Lionsgate)

8. ENTERTAINMENT: Which humorist created the fictional town of Lake Wobegon?

6. Think Like a Man (PG-13) Chris Brown

9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is an aqueduct? 10. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel “The Portrait of a Lady”? Answers 1. A Western film 2. 80 3. It’s a stand with open shelves for display 4. Eggplant 5. Intelligence 6. South America 7. Congestive heart failure 8. Garrison Keillor 9. An artificial channel to bring water to a town 10. Henry James (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

2. Cinderella (G) (Disney)

5. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13) (Universal) 6. People Like Us (PG-13) (Disney)

7. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) animated

7. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! (G) (Disney)

8. The Lucky One (PG-13) Zac Efron

8. How I Met Your Mother: Season 9 (NR) (Fox)

9. The Five-Year Engagement (R) Jason Segel 10. The Cabin in the Woods (R) Kristen Connelly

9. Sons of Anarchy: Season 4 (NR) (Fox) 10. Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 (PG & PG-13) (MGM) Source: Rentrak Corp. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On Nov. 7, 1776, Congress chooses Richard Bache to succeed his father-inlaw, Benjamin Franklin, as postmaster general. Franklin invested nearly 40 years in the establishment of a reliable system of delivering mail. He was fired in 1774 for opening and publishing Massachusetts Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson’s correspondence. • On Nov. 5, 1895, Rochester, N.Y., patent attorney George Selden wins U.S. Patent No. 549,160 for an “improved road engine” powered by a “liquidhydrocarbon engine of the compression type.” With that, as far as the government was concerned, George Selden had invented the car -- though he had never built a single one. • On Nov. 10, 1928, the first installment of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Er-

ich Maria Remarque’s acclaimed novel of World War I, is first published in serial form. Remarque’s realistic depiction of trench warfare from the perspective of young soldiers was eventually translated into more than 20 languages. • On Nov. 11, 1942, Congress approves lowering the draft age to 18 and raising the upper limit to age 37, increasing the number of draftees. During the first draft in 1940, 50 percent were rejected for health reasons and 20 percent of those who registered were illiterate. • On Nov. 8, 1951, Yankees catcher Yogi Berra is voted the American League’s most valuable player for the first time in his career. He went on to be the league MVP twice more, in 1954 and 1955. • On Nov. 9, 1965, the biggest power

failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state, and parts of seven neighboring states and eastern Canada are plunged into darkness. The blackout during the evening rush hour trapped 800,000 people in New York’s subways and stranded thousands more in office buildings and elevators. • On Nov. 6, 1977, the earthen Toccoa Falls Dam in northeastern Georgia gives way, and 39 people die in the resulting flood. A volunteer fireman had inspected the dam and found everything in order just hours before it suddenly failed, sending water approaching speeds of 120 mph thundering down the canyon and creek. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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