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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 -THE LETHMIOQE HERALD Monday, April 1, 1M4 When spring conies Can floods be far behind? By STEVE KRUEGER The Preu As surely as spring follows winter, the heavy snows which covered the Prairies and northern British Columbia this winter, now are causing concern that major flooding will occur in many areas. In northern B.C.. Prince George staggered through the winter with more than 140 inches of snow, half a Toot more than the previous record. In mountain areas surrounding the city of snow depths are even greater, says the provincial water rights branch. Water concentrations in the deep snow packs are high this year as well, adding to the potential for flooding in much of the Fraser River watershed. Hugh Horner, Alberta's deputy premier and minister responsible for the Disaster Services Organization told the Alberta legislature March 22 the DSO anticipates flooding on two major river systems. Dr. Horner said the Vermilion-Battle River region in eastern Alberta and the Paddle-Pembina River system west of Edmonton are of "primary concern" to the DSO and the provincial government. In Edmonton, the winter's snowfall didn't match the all-time seasonal record, but a record has been set for the depth of snow still on the ground at the end of March. Almost three feet of snow remained in Edmonton, while one year ago, most snow had already melted. Southern the province near Medicine Hat and Lethbridge were clear of snow by early March, but the central and northern regions remained under a deep cover. In Saskatchewan, all areas except the southwestern corner of the province have snow depths of above to much above normal. Resources Minister Sidney Green of Manitoba told the legislature the snow pack is slowly melting in most areas of the province, but record and near-record snows in southern Manitoba are threatening to cause wide-spread flooding. Premier Ed Schreyer told the legislature the Manitoba government has stockpiled nearly 1.2 million sandbags for controlling flooding in the province. In the event sandbag stocks are used up, as was the case in British Columbia's floods in 1972, civil defence organizations from other parts of Canada and the United States will be asked to supply bags. While Dr. Horner said policies are being developed to cover operational costs of flood fighting and compensation for flood damages, Saskatchewan has al- ready committed its reserves to compensate farmers for possible flood losses. The worst buijd-up of snow depth is around Swift Current and Kindersley, north to Meadow Lake Provincial Park, and east to Melfort, Indian Head and Estevan. The far north and eastern parts of the province have above-average snow depths, says a department statement. But they are not as bad as the central region. The Alberta Disaster Services Organization is prepared to coordinate existing provincial equipment and manpower to fight any floods this spring, DSO executive director Ernie Tyler said recently. Alberta Government Telephones has pledged complete co-operation in setting up communications wherever it is needed, and the departments of highways and public works are completing inventories on manpower and equipment locations. In Saskatchewan, the Emergency Measures Organization is co-ordinating planning with other government departments, as well as with city staffs in both Regina and Saskatoon. While the deepest snow packs are reported west of both cities, snow depths around the cities are 150 to 200 per cent deeper than average packs, and flood could occur if the weather warms too rapidly. Ask Dick Kleiner DEAR DICK: Please let me know whose voice wai used for the Devil in "The Exorcist." ANTHONY H. J. MARCHESE, New Orleam, La. Oh. you don't think it was Mephistopheles himself, eh? Well, .you may be Fight. Most of the voice was supplied by Mercedes McCambridge, some by Linda Blair, and then all of it was electronically altered. DEAR DICK: Are the stories on Police Story true? If not, who writes them? RANDY MORRIS, Mobile, Ala. Many are based on true stories, suggested by Joseph Wambaugh, the ex-L.A. cop who created the series. Some are pure tiction, created by the usual group of Hollywood TV writers. One recent one, "The Bent was written by Don Ingallas. another ex-cop. DEAR DICK: What Is the real name of the black female communications officer in the old Star Trek series? What did she appear in prior to the series? TOM REESE, Oklahoma City, Okla. Lt. Uhura is the character you're thinking of. She was played by Michelle Nichols. She'd been a dancer and singer. For a time she was Duke Ellington's vocalist before she took up acting, she's still doing the voice of Uhura on the current animated Star Trek DEAR DICK: Who is the British actor who does the commercials for the classical albums on TV? B. ALLEN, Santa Clara, Calif. That's the fine veteran actor John Williams. DEAR DICK: Is Robert Redford married? Where is he now? The only thing in the world I would like most it to write to him. Please help me. I'm desperate. D. H., Roseberg, Ore. Redford does have that effect on a lot of girls, doesn't he? He is married, alas. He's currently shooting a film, "The Great Waldo at Universal. Write to him there Universal Studio. Universal City, Calif. 91608 but don't tell his wife. DEAR DICK: Could you please tell me if Cher Bono has had a nose job? GLENDA DUCKWALL, Van Buren, Ind. No. but she recently had a husband job. HOW TO CUT LONG DISTANCE BY 40% (or DIAL YOUR NEXT LONG DISTANCE CALL DIRECT INSTEAD OF PHONING PERSON-TO-PERSON! Why pay the top rates for long-distance telephone calls? Try dialing direct instead of phoning person-to-person. It can save you time. And it will certainly save you money! Just look at these three-minute examples: CALLS TO PLACES INSIDE ALBERTA Person-to-person calls range from to depending on distance and when you call. DDD calls from 100 to Even less for "Sunday Half-a-Buck" and "Night Owl" calls -100 to 500. CALLS TO CANADIAN POINTS OUTSIDE ALBERTA Example: From Calgary or Edmon- ton, a person-to-person call to Toronto is DDD for the same three minutes only or even less, depending on when you phone. And DDD calls under three minutes can mean a still bigger saving. IF DDD SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE WHERE YOU MAKE YOUR CALL your operator will place station-to-station calls at the low DDD rates. They do not apply to calls from hotels, motels or pay phones, or to other types of operator- assisted calls. In touch with a bargain TV MONDAY MOVIE MYSTERY: The Girl M Ike Late, Late Ch. I. Gloria vplays a young star who vanishes mysteriously at heirftt of her career. DOCUMENTARY iPEClAL: Tfce Movies, 7 p.m., Ch. 11. Conclusion of this presentation featuring Hollywood's finest films. MOVIE WESTERN: p.m., Ch. t. Richard Crenna stars in this film of two hapless con men operating in boom towns of the Old West. MOVIE .BIOGRAPHY: Love Me or Leave Me, p.m., Ch. 11. Doris Day and James Cagney hi this tuneful story of '20s singer Ruth fitting. SPECIAL: Natwe of TWagi. p.m., Ch. 7. "The Cree of Painted Hills. V The life style and customs cf an Indian tribe living on the east shore of James Bay. SCIENCE SPECIAL; Target the Impossible, p.m., Ch. 13. "To Capture the Power of the Sun and Tide." A look at new sources of non-polluting energy. MOVIE DOCUMENTARY: The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, 12 midnight, Ch. 7. The beloved First Lady. TUESDAY MOVIE COMEDY: The Pad (and How to Use 1 p.m., Ch. 13. James Farentino shows Brian Bedford how to land a girl. PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by the Radio and TelevisOn Stations. Any variation in program schedule is due to last-minute changes by the and is not the responsibility ol The Lethbridge Herald Seaway opening earliest MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) A Canadian ship made the down- bound passage through the Eisenhower locks today, marking the earliest opening date in the St. Lawrence Seaway's 15-year history. The 730-foot bulk carrier Canadian Hunter, loaded with bushels of United States corn, was; enrroute to Sorel, Que. The Welland section of the Seaway will open March 29, followed by the Canadian locks at Sault Ste. Marie on April 4. Officials have not announced an opening date for the US. locks at Sault Ste. Marie. Cominco facing charges VANCOUVER (CP) A trial date will be set April 16 for two Vancouver based companies charged under the federal combines investigation act. Cominco Ltd., formerly Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. of Canada, and Allied Canada Ltd. are charged with setting up a monopoly to control commerce in sulphuric acid. They are also charged with conspiring to restrict commerce in sulphuric acid and restricting facilities to produce sulphuric acid. The charges cover a period from Jan. to March 15, 1974. Land value statement on record CLARESHOLM (HNS) Coun. Stan Stoklosa has succeeded in getting the provincial assessor's recent verbal statement on commercial land values read into town council minutes. The assessor said commercial values could be set at from flDO to per front foot. Coun. Paul Andersen's motion that council obtain further information on "fair market value" from the municipal affairs department was approved. Land values came under discussion when Medicare Holdings Ltd. applied to purchase two lots south of the old town garage. Coun. Willard Henker's motion to sell the two lota at per front foot was lost. Monday thru Friday 6 50 Farm News Wthr., Sports Monday Sports Local News World at Six Tuesday 6 00 CBC News CHEC 1090 9.00 Checline News. WlKr Sports Gram Prices 5.00 News. Wthr.. Sports CJOC 1220 8.35 Phone Bill Show 12.00 Hour of Information 1-00 News and Gram Prices News 5-25 Sports 5.40 Market Report 5 50 Local News CHEC-FM 100.9 Monday thru Friday 6-00-9-00 a.m. Don McMaster 9-00 a m-3.00 p.m Concie's Carousel 3.00-6 00 p m Don McMaster 6.00-10.00 p.m. Del King 10-00-12 Midnight Concerts, Overtures and Encores 12-00 Midnight Sign Off on Monday Tuesday thru Friday Del King CBR 1010 Monday As It Happens 8.03 Newfoundland Special 10-00 News, Wthr., Sports 10-10 From the Capitals Five Nights A Week CBC Playhouse 11.03 Ideas 12.03 The Groove Yard Tuesday 5-30 Warmup 6.05 Eye Opener 8 00 World at Eight Eye Opener 9-00 The World at Nine Radio Noon 1-55 Stock Market 2 03 School Broadcast 2.30 Off the Record 3 30 Max Ferguson 4.00 BBC News 4-05 Home Run 6-00 World at Six "Beat the Cost of Living Contest" Played 10 Times Daily on 1090 CHEC Monday 8.30 I 0 Hollywood Squares 5tOO O Gunsmoke 0 Doctor in the House 9-00 5.30B News O Truth or Consequences ID News O Double Feature: 1. Girl from Late. Late Show 2 Honky Tonk OT The Rookies Lawrence Welk B Ian Tyson 0 Going Places Movie: The Movies (Part 2) 0 Girl with Something Extra 7.30B Shrine Bingo Headline Hunters 11.00 0 Partridge Family The Rookies Cannon News 11-30 Medical Centre News 9.30 0 This is the Law 12.00 O Tonight Show 9-45 0 Movie: Love Me, or Leave Me 10 00 0 Nature of Things 0 Pig 'n Whisjtle Target 11.00ft News News 1.00 P.M. News 12 00 0 Merv Griffin Movie Eleanor Roosevelt Story 5-15 O Understanding Our World Salute to Agriculture Thought for the DAy 0 Farm News University ol the Air Captain Kangaroo Today Show 6 Pimochlo Canada A.M. 0 Today in MonuiM 0 CBS Morning News 0 Farm and City Today Wizard of Ol 0 Gambit 0 of the Kitchen 0 Now You See It 0 Audrey 0 Unck Hobby IB Romper Room O Hollywood Squares (D Jack La Lanne O Ed Allen O This Week O Jackpot ffl Young and the Restless 0 Polka Dot Door 0 Parlons Francais 0 Access' O Celebrity Sweepstakes O Search for Tomorrow 0 Men Giant 0 Lifestyle 0 Jeopardy O All My Children 0 Canadian Schools O As the World Turns 0 Pay Cards 0 Mr Dress Up 0 Let's Make a Deal 0 Days of Our Lives O Newlywed Game 0 Sesame Street 0 Fred Davis Show 0 Beat the Clock News 0 The Doctors O Another World 0 General Hospital Dale Harney Show 0 Buckshot 0 Flintstones 0 Truth or Consequences 0 One Life to Live 0 Match Game O Tattletales 0 Love American Style 0 Let's Make a Deal 0 Movie: The Pad (and how to use it) 0 Mike Douglas 0 Dinah's Place 0 General Hospital 0 Three On a Match 0 Our Town 0 Somerset. 0 Girl In My Ufe 0 Klara's Korner 0 Jokers Wild 0 Split Second 0 Take Thirty 0 Another World the Good Word 0 News 0 Edge of Night 0 Brady Bunch 0 News 0 Family Court 0 Password 0 Anything You Can Do 0 The Mod Squad 0 Fit Stop 0 News 0News ;