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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, April 16, J River bites into fairway BILL GROENEN photoj Over the years the lethbridge Country Club has the erosion. Members of the water hydrology branch lost half this fairway to the Oldman River. While the of the Alberta department of agriculture have' de- ninth fairway isn't falling away as fast as in the past, veloped a plan for the club to eliminate erosion it still is being eroded. The ciub i? planning on taking problem, some action next year, finances permitting, to stop A potentially deadly arsenal examined by S. Sgf. Bill Brummitt, city police photo Police bomb experts stand rea By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge police force has two men trained to deal with situations involving explosives, and to dismantle explosive they should find. One of the men, S. Sgt. BUI Brummitt, has recently returned from a three-week bomb disposal course spon- sored by the Canadian Arm- ed Forces, at Camp Borden. Ont. He told The Herald that terrorist bombings do not present a threat to local po- lice, and that his main role would be to dispose cf explo- sive devices found in the city. "There are still grenades find bombs lying around the city from when Lethbridge was the site of the air force bombing and gunnery school during the war." he said. Anyone finding what they know, or suspect, to be a bomfo should contact the po- lice immediately, he said. In Canada, an individual does not require a permit to purchase explosives, but Vernon Longdo, manager of Explosives Ltd.. a Calgary- based company, said they have to be satisfied that the purchaser has a legitimate excuse. If they have any reason to doubt the prospective purchas- er's motives, they will refer him to the police for clear- ance, Mr. Longdo said. An amendment to the fed- eral explosives act was intro- duced in the last session of Parliament which would re- quire buyers of explosives to obtain a permit which would have to be signed by a "res- member of the community. However, the amendment only got as far as first read- ing before the election was called, Bill Taylor, a federal explosives inspector from Calgary, said. There are no explosives sold out of Lethbridge. as the demand was not great enough to make it profitable. One firm, Western Canada Hardware, went out of the ex- plosives business about two- and-one-half years ago, their warehouse superintendent, F. H. Jones, said. Although the possibility of a bomb threat in the city is slight about 10 have been received in the last 10 years S. Sgt. Brummitt said every threat is treated as genuine. When a threat concerns a building, city police cannot order it evacuated, but they can recommend to the own- er, or person in charge, that the building be emptied. "There isn't a great deal we can do" if the owner re- fuses to evacuate, S. Sgt. Brummitt said. Slide rules put 4 students months ahead of classmates Slide rules look a lot more complicated than they really are. Ifs faster but not as accurate, says 12-yeer-old Tod Takeyasu. By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Four students at Westmin- ster School are already six msnths ahead of their class through an "individualized math program'1 specializing in the use of slide rules. Teacher Murray Cpleman says the course, which be- gan in mid-January, ir.cludes basic instruction in statistics and probabilities. Nothing cut of the ordinary here except all four stu- who have completed the program range in from 13 to H. This summer, they will have ended their Grade 6 school year. Fourteen-year-old Wai Yu is reluctant to talk about, course, relying instead on practical examples. Wai says he can get malti- p'icalion answers much fast- er with a slide rate than by the regular method. He com- pleted two problems not as accurate. A slide rule hasn't got every nirmher on it. 50 you have to Todd says. Eleven year old Susanne Kaufman says slide rules are not only faster, they're more fun. ''If I was a teacher. I could help the children that are going to be using slide rules- "If my husband was a busi- nessman, maybe I could use a slide rule to help him keep books. "I think that it's fun. And it's easier to multiply with if you have big Su- saimc says. Mary-Ann Smith. II, says she didn't even know what a slide rule was until she bc- ean the Westmir-ster course. "We went through 3t (the basic texO and learned all the different scales. There arc special scales, some tbat yea multiply and some that yw divide on. "I can get percentages. Sorrctimes it's easier. Scme- lirnes, just fooling aroiird. we make each oilier different questions and we try lo fig- ure them she says. Mary-Ann is also pleased with the lack of paper work needed to calculate problems by slide rale. "It's pretty eood. it's fun. When you roultiplv big num- hrrs 51 lake1; a of time and you use a lot of paper. "This way. we don't hsvp ii do a lot of writing." she If the Westminster rram is expanded if include pupils, and more parents won't need Oide rule to calculate 1he VitrTTcfiis to their Sliding through mnlh Mary-Ann Srnilh, 13; Todd Tokeyosu, WCM Yo, 14; and Koufmonn, 11. WALTER KESE-tiR ;