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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1976, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday 17 LETHBRIDGE No injuries little harm as quake rocks Vancouver VANCOUVER CP The strongest earthquake to jolt area in 56 years shook residents awake Sunday as it rumbled southwestern western Washington No injuries or major damage were reported but the quake measuring 5.3 on the open-ended Richter scale knocked power out in mond South Vancouver and the Sechelt Peninsula north oi here In White Rock near the United States border it broke windows and knocked people out of bed In Vancouver's west end the six-second tremor caused apartment towers to sway for about 30 seconds cracking sending tenants screaming into hallways Dr William Milne of the Dominion Astrophysical Ob- near Victoria said Sunday earthquake northeast Fender Island in Georgia Strait and about 40 miles beneath the surface was central and south Vancouver Island the Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley as far SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT east as Hope and as far south as Olympia Wash He said it was probably the largest earthquake to be centred in Georgia Strait since one registered 5.5 in 1920 Dr Milne said there were no aftershocks and the tremor would have been fell most verely south of Vancouver in Ladner and White Rock areas White Rock RCMP said school alarms went off minor glass damage occurred and people complained of being thrown out of bed A British Columbia Hydro spokesman said breaker switches were thrown open by the tremor cutting power in South Vancouver Richmond and the Sechelt Peninsula for a couple of hours The whole building danced as though somebody was ing said a woman living in a west end apartment tower I could hear dishes rattling in the kitchen and thought the whole place was going to collapse A man said neighbors of his loor apartment panicked and ran into the hall in their nightclothes screaming It was doing a pretty good job of he said of the building Another man said he could hear the earth moving against his building Dr Milne said tall slender buildings react to lower er frequencies of an quake which causes a rocking motion He said squat ings respond to the high waves and will usually only vibrate and rattle On Fender Island Mrs W W Lynd said the quake startled many people was all anyone was talking about We have a lot of big freighters going past here and the first thing I thought when 1 woke up was oh my ness what kind of a boat was she said It was very noisy The quake which occurred at PDT was the fourth originating in a fault in Georgia Strait to be felt here in six months Two tremors registered 4.5 on Nov 30 they were followed Dec 11 by a ries of small earthquakes registering 3.5 and another March 9 registering 3.0 The Richter scale is a sure of ground motion on seismographs Every increase of one number for example from 5.0 to 6.0 means the ground motion is 10 times greater Herb Dragert a University of B.C geophysics professor said although most quakes in this area are below 5 the recent one was not an unusual action It was a bit of a strong jolt but not anything to cause ex- tensive he said The chance of a Urge enough quake to cause damage and destruction in this area is ly remote In 1946 an earthquake registering 7.0 shook the Comox area of Vancouver land and in 1965 an quake registering 3.0 caused a rock slide on the ton Highway which killed four people Around B.C Captive killer whale dies VICTORIA CP Nootka Sealand of the Pacific's killer whale died fairly suddenly last week manager Angus Matthews said on the weekend Mr Matthews said an autopsy performed on the whale showed cause of death was peritonitis in the lower stomach Nootka had not eaten for 13 days Mr Matthews said examination showed that peritonitis had caused a rupture in the upper portion of the bowel leading to a hole in the lower stomach Peritonitis has never before been reported in captive he said So no one knew the symptoms All-out efforts were in vain It just shows how much we have to learn about these animals We have a long way to go but we're coming Nootka was captured last August as a mate for Haida first killer whale Mr Matthews said there are no plans at this time to replace Nootka Crash four dead PENTICTON B.C CP Wreckage of a light plane ing since Tuesday on a flight through British Columbia's tains was found on the weekend and all four aboard were dead The plane was piloted by Albert Hatch 40 of n thair HISTORIC FORTS Of Hi WEST SERIES IDC nao Calgary Also aboard were his wife their son and Barry Fudger also of Calgary The plane left Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley 60 miles east of Vancouver Tuesday for the trip to Calgary Western Limited of Calgary plane owner said it was equipped with a indicator A Canadian Forces spokesman from Comox B.C where the search team was sent from said a forces Labrador affect Public reaction can't VANCOUVER CP Three Lower Mainland court judges told a meeting of probation officers last week not in- by media or public reactions in dealing with offenders They were responding to questions raised by Mervyn Davis executive director of the John Howard Society and several others among the 80 Sedan vs Sedan has front-wheel drive They don't MO has reclining bucket seats They don't has tinted glass all around They don't has steering They don't has a heavy-duty 60 amp battery They don't has a rear window defogger They don't has radial tires They don't has fully independent suspension They also gets better gas mileage with up to 40 in combined The Datsun has all this essential value as standard equipment You can get some of these features on the Vega as extra some you can't order at all But even with all this standard equipment the hew Datsun is still priced among the lowest priced cars in Canada There's more to the Datsun story and your Datsun dealer can tell you all about it See him Soon Thu companions are based ind u on 19 E PA lesu foot nuy departing on you I Based on best-selling import in North See Yellow Pages lor the Datsun Dealer you persons attending a panel dis- cussion at the B.C Cor- rections Association's 1976 bi- institute on violence One officer asked the judges if they were swayed in de- termining sentences by the question of public feelings and media publicity on crimes committed in some cases by dangerous criminals while out on parole or on probation Not at responded Judge Nick I say to hell with the and you too arid the he told the probation officers Mr Davis said judges have been reported as justifying sentences on grounds that there's too many crimes of this kind going on Is this a reaction to com- munity he asked Chief Provincial Court Judge Lawrence Brahan said he could not agree with the argument that a sentence has to be imposed as a public deterrent Judge Ken Page of Burnaby said he agreed with the other judges Judge Mussallem said that while he did not accept the deterrent factor in fencing it had its points It does work sometimes One of the city's best known criminal lawyers before his elevation to the bench Judge Mussallem recalled an lier era when rape cases were rampant Then judges started handing out sentences of 15 years 20 years and life Rape was far less prevalent after the longer terms were im- posed General strike gets support VANCOUVER CP The Confederation of Canadian Unions decided Sunday to support a general strike call to protest the federal government's program At its annual convention the CCU adopted a resolution en- dorsing a general strike in Canada a move the labor tion has been advocating since February John Lang CCU executive secretary said in an interview that general strike action is necessary and that it should con- until the government rescinds the legislation which limits wage increases While there has yet to be a call for general strike from the Canadian Labor Congress the country's largest labor body the CLC has opposed the controls in other ways including a massive protest on Parliament Hill in March and by removing labor representatives from government boards For the beat BARBEQUES Bee your GAS CO Youth turns gun on self SIDNEY B.C CP Police said a youth ly shot himself after shooting at least once at an RCMP con- stable investigating a complaint about a boy carrying a gun in this residential community north of Victoria An RCMP spokesman said the youth fired two shots when police arrived at the youth's home but it was possible the first shotgun blast was a warning shot The spokesman said the constable ducked for cover after the second shot About a half hour later 10 constables arrived at the house and three entered the building said Police said the youth was found dead from a self-inflicted wound His name was withheld Client dispute causes arrest VANCOUVER CP A man who wasn't happy with a 1 performance for took justice into his own hands on the weekend He stole some of her clothes Police said the man met the woman and they went to a Skid Road hotel argument ensued over what would be done for the Enraged the man grabbed the woman's purse and clothes and walked out the door She followed him onto the street in her underwear The scene caught the eye of a passing policeman who stopped to question them Upon searching the woman's purse the police found a knife and the hooker was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon Charges are pending against the unhappy client police said Foreign Car Ltd South MODELS ID CHOOSE EROM For details phone our Counsellors SEE OUR DISPLAYS 410 Stafford Dr W tw I EHH MAY 12th DRAW OFFICIAL WINNING NUMBERS LIST WINNING i 11111 If you one o these winning number back ol your tickel In a continuing effort to research and pre- serve our history we will soon be leaving on a trek to try and discover those landmarks described In the lowing article A Diary 1875 We would appreciate hearing from anyone who could offer us any guidance In this endeavor A Mountie's Diary 1875 The ol an Expedition in In of a Party of By HUGH A DEMPSEY up at about 10 Still storming and bul our house Is very comfortable and we Intend remaining hare until line weather returns Jetry says that atter this blizzard we will have a good s pell ol fine weather bul the snow will be In fearful condition for travelling We would think a man mad In Eastern Canada who would start out to make a journey of 200 miles on horseback In middle ol Seven o'clock The storm ended about 1 o'clock and now It Is a fine evening with every prospect ol a fine day We have fared well but not so our horses They all perfectly miserable my poor Kale particularly I don't believe any ol them have eaten a pound of grass since we came to this place February Pine Coulee at about 5 a m having got u p at aboul 2 Instead of 4 as intended Not having a watch Is an I when travelling bul nearly all the walches in the force have gone to Helena Montana lo be cleaned after our dusty journey ol lasi summer and fall so we have lo be guided by the stars and sun for lime The was as we anticipated very line but snow very deep We should never have got up out of the gully with wagon so lound ihs sleigh a grand institution Atter making aboul four miles we lell Hid Gully and found ourselves once more on the ocean of snow level prairie The northwest wind was very sharp an tJ poor Sharpe and Scott laces badly Nothing to say about the scenery es it Is tha same as Et was before we got Into Pine Coulee the Rocky Mountains aboul 20 mites on our and the boundless prairie on our right Arrived here High River about 5 p.m after a very hard day's march hard on horses on account ol bad travelling and on us because the wind was so piercing We waived leading our horses nearly all the way or we might have had some frozen feel us Here we came upon another of men named Clarke also for the lost hoises I kept guard the first part pi the night February morning but we have decided on remaining here to rest our horses as we are nol very ar from where we expect to meet trie traders about 30 mites and might come across them any day as I no doubt Butche and Clarke have been up warning them High River Is very pretty being a winding liver with very high each side The trees are large and line ones and I went out this afternoon and shot an antelope Which went very well or supper and very mild day Left at 7 ing High River we cached our sleigh cooking utensils tent and In fact everything except lobes and blankets and provisions all of which wo upon of spare horses The travelling was so bad for first ID mites that we did not mount our horses once On the level snow was over two feet deep with Just a sufficiently hard crust upon it lo allow us to breaX through al every step Some places horses could hardly get through About 10 o'clock we saw a sleigh in the distance on the other side of a gully about 150 feet deep We load our blankets off our saddles and th caplain Jerry Shannon Freser Patterson Bliss and mysell started like mad In pursuit it Could anyone have seen us scrambling down the hill and up the other side he would have enjoyed it but it was not lun o the poor horses The hill was so steep we had lo lead the horses down In a way sometimes one oT us would taKe a slip and roll d own the hill Al foot we mou riled end g across the bottom only about 300 yards then dismounted and dragged our horses up the hlU on other side When we got lo the top we saw nothing cf the sleigh We galloped In the direction sleigh was when we las saw it After having almost killed our horses haying kept them on the full run through deep snow for aboul miles we came to a sleigh track which we followed up for about a mile when we met a sleigh with lour horses The driver turned out to be a Cree Our interpreter Jerry could only u partly what he said arid was trying more by signs than words to find out where he had come from when we saw a man coming towards us He turned our to be a Edward L Smith one of the men or whom 1 had a He had been down to Berry Shears for hay bul said he found neither fort men nor hay having heard we wer the men had cleared out and the hay and had been burned by the Crazier cal led me aside an d lold me to lake tour men as an escort and take Smith to Neil Cam fort a few miles from where we met took Fraser Patterson and CroUer me not to arrest him came u p with the men but to keep a sharp look out and not to aHow him to speak to anyon e except En my presence also to pul his horses with ours After we had come about a mile and a hall from our camping place al High River Jerry discovered an old camping place which he said h ad been used by traders most probably by and Shears after they left their fort at junction of Bow and High rivets At this old camp we lound some buffalo meat and I strapped some on one of the pack ponies and Iht boys who were left behind when I came on with Smith made a good mea The captain Jerry and the other four men al the fort about I o'clock After supper we look some evidence from Smith concerning Berr and Weatherwax atter which 1 arrested him on a charging him wilh supplying liquor lo Indians 1 his ride ammunition knife and saddle and placed a man on guard over him This lort is on Sheep Creek bottom Befo ro we came down the hill we saw about 60 Indians with buffalo robes to trade but as soon as they saw us lo be soldiers aa they call all scampered oil like mad There is a Roman Catholic here from a mission about 200 miles away on Bow Father S coll en very nice jolly agreeable clever but very homely and He Is from Dublin and has been In this country 12 years I him if ever a man deserved to go to heaven It was he He laughed and asked me why so I fold him trial a man who would bury himself In a country like this and among such people deserved nothing short ol heaven Upon my asking him when he thought he would return to Ireland he lold me he expected lo leave his bon es 1 n this country He Is very mu ch respected and liked e I n cou h breeds and Indians alike February pretty hard last night but the morning Is very fine and clear At o'clock this morning a party of lo visit us They were preceded at about 100 yards by Old Sun head of whole When they got within about 100 yards of where we were standing dismounted and came towards us on foot each bearing a Union Jack on a slick both flags upside down Cept Crozier and I went to meel them When we came up to the old chief put his aims around my neck and kissed me the at the same time same favor on Then iho chief kissed Crozier and the orator kissed me Shannon who was following us up saw the performance and immediately and ran for the nol ing until he had gol behind counter where the Indians are nol allowed I must say whea I saw the Intentions of mighty chief I also ell Inclined lo run but was afraid of The flags were given the chleT by the Hudson's Bay Company and the letters were on one of He also had some children's picture books and nursery rhymes He seemed to value very highly also a small glass bottle with a glass stopper which he had rolled up In about two dozen pieces of buckskin We brought whole crowd Into the lort and treated them lo bread syrup and lea were the and shorfesl men in nation the former being six feel slit and the other four feel but almost as broad as long Old Sun old Jerry hat the rms were ve ry much Tightened and he himself did nol sleep a wink last night They are very much of us thinking us great men for hey are of the traders and know the are afraid of us In their eyes we ate no com- mon men was finest day we had yet so we only came rom where we slept last night lo the old camp end remained all day so give the boys who were on gua rd all a chance lo Fra ser and Scott ook rifles and went out shooting and broughl in a white-tailed deer Fort was reached in three travel fesi being a ha rd ono 56 mile 3 WQ left Pin e Coulee al 4 a nd arrived al rJ al p m Two horses played out on tho way and we left one al The Leaving and the other at Cul Bank When we arrived al fort we put the prisoners In the guard house tho hoises to the herd end atler a jood meal and a smoke went lo bed and had a comfortable rest CONGRATULATIONS BRENT GIBSON As winner our Historic Forts of we would you lo have a copy White Sioux by Iris Allan Donated by lishing Lid Sidney British Columbia SUPPORT DURING THIS PROJECT Here are th e rs to the For I NO 1 FORT WALSH NO 6 FORT NO 2 FORT 7 FORT BENTON NO 3 FORT EDMONTON NO B FORT WHOOP UP NO 4 FORT MACLEOD no 9 FORT NO 5 FORT EUICE Good Luck in your endeavor from LETHBRIDGE CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD
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