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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Third Section The Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, April Pages 27-32 Sacramento Street: then Union Square survived WHEAT CENTRE MOTORS LTD. PHONE 485-2296 PHONE 485-2096 VULCAN, ALTA. ''Where Good Deals Are Made" A GOOD TO CHOOSE FROM USED TRACTORS CASE 1030 TRACTOR cob ond dual wheels Ser. No 8298782. CASE 930 TRACTOR cab. Low hours Ser. No. 8309392. CASE 930 TRACTOR cob. 3100 hours. Ser. No. 8308391. CASE 930 TRACTOR cob. 3000 hours. Ser. No. 8241976 CASE 930 TRACTOR cab. Ser. No. 8291755. CASE 830 TRACTOR cob. One owner Ser. No 8284438. IHC 1206 TRACTOR w cab. cooler, radio Dual wheels, low hours Ser No. 85SS MINN-MOIINE G705 c w cab ond duals. Ser. No 23901398 MINN-MOUNE 602 w 3 point hitch Ser. No. 78901462 MINN.-MOUNE 670 GAS i w cab Ser No 29900016 MASSEY SUPER 950 c w tab. Ser. No. 17300531 MASSEY SUPER 950 Set. No 32700762 OLIVER 880D Strr No 8734573 MASSEY HARRIS 444 Gos c w dual loader Ser. No. USED CARS 1972 SPORTS 351, V8, auto., bucket seats. Power B S, radio. 1972 CHEV. MONic CARLO Jiu, VS, outo., vinyl power Bib, radio. roof, 1972 RAMBLER AMB.-SST Wagon. 360 V8, automatic, radio, power B S, air conditioner. 1972 DATSUN 240Z 1 46 D, 6 cyl 4 speed, radio, mog wheel rad.als, 1972 FORD FAIRIANE 500 2 door H top, 3W, V8, auto., power radio, one owner. 1970 TORINO 4 door sedan, 351 4Y engine, automatic, power brakes and tteermg, radio, low miles 1969 DODGE POLARA 4 ooor sedan, V8, aulo radio Power B steering 1968 OLDSMOBILE UEITA BU 4 door seaan, 455 power brakes steering, auto, ond radio. 1969 FORD GAIAXIE 2 ooor H, lop, 390 V8, automatic T 77 J 1967 FORD r> 500 4 door sedan, 390 V8, power 8 S, radio 1967 METEOR MONTCAIM door scdcn. V8, automatic, PB S, radio, fold down rear 1966 FORD FAIRIANE 4 door 289 V8 auto- 1966 FORD GALAXIE 2 door 289 VS, outo., 1965 MERCURY MONTCIAIR 2 door 390 V8, auto., radio, power B S. 1965 METEOR RIDEAU 500 4 door sedon, 240, 6 cyl., auto, radio. 1965 MERCURY MONTCIAIR 4 door sedan, 352 V8, auto- matic, power brake, breezeway window. 1966 COMET 202 4 door sedan, 289 V8, aulo- USED TRUCKS TO, 1969 FORD ECONOLINE VAN 1235" 289 V8, auto- matic and radio. 1966 MERCURY F800 Pickup 240 6 cyl radio, 3 speed trans 1 1 AC low mileage I I 7 J 1965 CHEV. 34 TON 292 6 cyl 4 speed trans, radio. ON THE 67th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE EVERYBODY WONDERS: When will it happen again? By The Associated Press la TON bucket seats, 1967 CMC l 327 V8, auto., radio, P8 S Mechanic's Specie! NEW 1972 FORD 600 174" W 8 330 V8 HO en- gine, 15000 2 rear oxle, power steering, 15' Grainrnoster box. C35 notst Hock rocks. Complete line-Up DuoJ line Ford Products Now on Hand A good selection of 1973 !i ton's. Std. 4 speed auto- matic, 4 wheel drive WHEAT CENTRE MOTORS LTD. Phone 485-2296 VULCAN, ALTA. Phone 485-2096 SAN FRANCISCO CAP) On the 67th anniversary of the great earthquake and fire of 1906, the big question is: When will it happen again? Geoohysicists have no doubt that the San Andreas fault, a 650-rmle-Iong crack separating the North American continent from the Pacific Basin, some- day will unleash another mas- sive quake that will shake the world's seismographs the way the one on April did "The fault could be reloading says Dr. William El- lsworth, United States govern- ment geophysicist who has pre- dicted a quake will occur 100 miles south of San Francisco in the next several months. But Ellsworth says he cannot predict a future San Francisco quake, except to say: "It happen again 'When earthquake student Reuben Greenspan predicted an earthquake would strike San Francisco Jan. 4, it became a much-discussed item and a front-page news story Just be- fore the dreaded day. Green- span announced he had made a computer error and called off his prediction. NO WARNING IS 1905 Sixty-seven years to- wasn't anybody around who could have pre- dicted what was about to hap- pen. San Franciscans slum- bered in their beds that spnng dawn, unaware of the geological time bomb ticking below them. Opera Singer Enrico Caruso, on a visit to the city, slept in Ms room at the Palace Hotel At a.m., in a zone 10 to 30 miles deep, the tension be- tween the two walls of the San Andreas fault became uncon- tainable. In a single cataclys- mic heave that wrenched the west wall of the fault north and the east wall south, the stress was discharged over a 250-mile area. Nearly every city from Eu- reka near the Oregon border south to Salinas near Monterey suffered some damage. Seismo- graphs around the world qui- vered from one of the biggest quakes ever recorded. Scientists later concluded that the quake's magnitude on the scale developed an the 1930s by Dr. Charles F. Richter was 8 3. The scope of the quake made it the longest surface rupture ever caused by a single fault move- ment in recorded history, says earthquake expert Robert Ta- copi. Anything from 4 5 up on the scale is considered potentially destructive. There is no top limit to the Richter scale. The 1906 quake released about 1.000 times more energy than did the Dec. 23, 1972, earth- quake in Managua, Nicaragua, where about persons died. The San Francisco quake cost about 500 lives here. But the Nicaragua quake, at 6 2 on the Richter scale, struck amid ramshackle buildings crowded! with people. The 1906 shaker knifed in from the north at two miles a second, through redwood coun- try: across the alluvial plains where npples and undulations wrecked the town of Santa Rosa: beneath mountain spurs and sandspits and shale bluffs; down the kmely beaches of Ma- rin and into the sea. CITY HALL STRIPPED In San Francisco, streets i wrinkled into washboards. In a wink. million worth of stone and brick was shaken from the Dty Hall, teating the frame standing naked amad shattered columns. At a.m.. only 16 minutes aflcr iibe earthquake struck what was often called "Ihc gay- est lipWest-heairted city on the continent" a fireman an- nounced the doom of San Fran- cisco. AH the mains, said UK fire- man, were broken. At that moment, nine fires were burning south of Market( Street. By ttie afternoon, wtiofe blocks of buildings were afire By evening, ibe fires were gen- eraUjng blast-furnace tempera- tures of degrees. j It was estimated million of j property was consumed every 10 minutes The conflagration generated its own dreaded fire- storm. Air was sucked into the blazing city and drawn upward, choking the life out of the city. Refugees fled with what be- longings they could gather. Soup kitchens fed the hungry. When the last fire was out, about 500 were dead and injured Some 490 city blocks and buildings had been destroyed, and the homeless numbered It was estimated that the quake was responsible for 20 per cent of the city's destruc- tion The balance was blamed on the fires. Before the bncks were cool, reconstruction began. CONTINUING PERIL Earthquakes are closely linked with California's history. The state's system of 10 major faults ranging as far south as the Mexican border are part of the related group that loops the Pacific Basin, north to Alaska, west across the Aleu- tians to Japan and south to the Philippines and beyond. In this hemisphere, the faults run south through Mexico, Central and South America. L. C. Paloser, an earthquake and now expert, has estimated as many as persons could be killed in the next major Califor- nia earthquake. Seismographs recorded about 2.000 earthquakes in the state last year. And each year, it is estimated, California's volatile fault systems provide at one earthquake of destruct i v e occurring away from populated areas. The last big earthquake to strike California occurred Feb. 9, 1971, in the San Fernando Valley. A relatively mild 66- magnitude shock at 6 a m. left 64 dead and million in prop- erty damage. Among the post-1906 quakes, the Santa Barbara disaster of June 29, 1925, ranked high with a 6 3 convulsion that killed 20 persons and wrecked the entire business section. The Long Beach earthquake of March 10, 1933, remains sec- ond only to the 1906 quake in the number of lives taken. The Richter rating was only 6.3, but 120 persons were killed when the Newport-Inglewood fault slipped violently just 6 pm Property damage was set at mulion. On July 21, 1952, the most powerful quake since 1906 struck the Bakersfield-Teha- chapi region with a 7.7 shock that killed 12 and caused severe structural damage in Arvin araf Tehacbapi. ;