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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August 6,1974-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-3 Dateline Alberta Fire hazard high NORDEGG (CP) - A 6,500 - acre forest fire in the Siffleur wilderness area of west - central Alberta has been brought under control, a spokesman for the forest service said here. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the provincial lands and forests department said fire hazard was high to extreme along the entire length of the foothills, from Grande Prairie south to Waterton Lakes. Eighteen helicopters, eight firebombers and four birddog aircraft have been deployed throughout the area in anticipation of possible worsening of conditions. Church bomb target EDMONTON (CP> - A fire bomb was thrown at the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle here Sunday night but it rolled off the building's pyramid - shaped roof and there was no damage. City police said no one was injured with a gas - filled bottle topped with a flaming rag exploded on a sidewalk next to the downtown church. Rev. George Smith, minister of the church, said in an interview that the firebombing could be the work of "some religious nuts who will come around our church simply because we're the largest church in the city, maybe in the province . . ." School blaze probed EDMONTON (CP) -Police believe juveniles are responsible for setting a fire which caused an estimated $150,000 damage to a northwest Edmonton school Sunday night. Although the incident is still being investigated police say they believe youngsters set the blaze as small footprints were found on the ground by the school. Cavalcade winds down ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE (CP) - The i7th annual !David Thompson Cavalcade and Indian Days wound down Monday as between 4,000 and 5,000 people finished up the weekend activities in west central Alberta. The highway, running between here and Banff, is scheduled for completion next spring but officials of the David Thompson cavalcade committee from Rocky Mountain House, who organized the festival to encourage the province to finish the tourist road, say it is unlikely to die because too many have come to enjoy the annual event. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:09 SUNSET 9:05 Lethbridge...... 95 60 .. Medicine Hat ... 97 63 .. Pincher Creek... 91 58 Grande Prairie .. 70 41 .05 Edmonton ...... 76 44 .25 Banff........... 84 56 .. Calgary......... 90 55 ., Victoria........ 70 50 Prince Rupert... 61 53 .04 Penticton....... 92 53 .. Kamloops....... 85 64 .. Vancouver...... 69 58 Saskatoon....... 92 67 .. Regina ......... 89 55 Winnipeg ....... 86 55 .. Toronto......... 74 49 Ottawa......... 74 55 .. Montreal ....... 74 52 Chicago ........ 70 65 Miami.......... 89 79 .. Washington ..... 86 69 Los Angeles..... 76 67 San Francisco ... 68 56 .. Denver......... 82 55 Las Vegas...... 99 79 .. Phoenix ........ 95 77 .. Athens ......... 93 72 .. Rome .......... 97 68 .. Paris........... 68 59 .. London......... 73 55 Berlin.......... 73 52 .. Amsterdam..... 70 45 Brussels........ 72 50 Madrid......... 91 64 .. Moscow ........ 73 59 FORECAST: Lethbridge - Medicine Hat Regions - Today - Mostly sunny. Highs'iSO to 85. Wednesday - Sunny. Lows near 50. Highs 75 to 80. Calgary Region - Today and Wednesday - A few cloudy periods with isolated afternoon and evening showers. Highs today 70 to 75. Lows tonight near 45. Highs tomorrow near 70. Columbia - Kootenay - Today, mostly sunny. Some afternoon and evening cloudiness with a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs today, 80 to 85. Lows overnight, 50 to 55 except 10 degrees higher in the Fraser Canyon. Wednesday, mostly sunny. Highs Wednesday, 80 to 85. MONTANA ^ East of Continental Divide - Sunny and quite warm today. Cooler and windy west and north - Not quite so warm southeast Wednesday. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms today and east and south portions Wednesday. Highs today 85 to 100. Lows tonight 50 to 60. Highs Wednesday 80s except low 90s extreme southeast. West of Continental Divide - Mostly sunny and cooler today and Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms in the mountains. Highs today 80s. Low tonight 40s. Highs Wednesday 75 to 85. Grizzly devours human ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An amateur photographer was killed and eaten by a grizzly bear in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge outside Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula, authorities said Monday. The bear, which was shot by a helicopter search party, is being examined by the fish and wildlife service in Anchorage to test for rabies and try and determine what prompted the animal to attack and devour Jay B. L. Reeves Jr., 38. The death was the first in Alaska from a bear attack this year and several sources said they knew of no case in the state in which a bear devoured a human after killing it. Drought strikes again CARACAS (Reuter) -Drought in the central Venezuelan state of Guarico has killed 20,000 cattle, stopped irrigation of 144,000 acres of rice and threatens the survival of 100,000 families, local authorities said Monday. At least two persons have died of hunger and thirst in the region so far, they said. Guarico state is-Venezuela's main rice-growing region. The drought, hitting the state for the fourth successive year, has brought a sudden drop in the main water reservoir to below the critical level. The planned rice crop of 140,000 tons, which cost $100 million to sow, would be lost if water for irrigation was not provided, officials said. Water rationing has been imposed in some main towns, and the shortage already is beginning to affect industry and commerce. One agriculture ministry expert who visited the region said: "There is not enough water even to make coffee." THRIFTY RICHIE STOCK WATERERS Electric Heated waterers for Cattle, Hogs and Sheep. Don't Put Off, Buy Now While Good Supply On Hand. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES CouHsHighwiy Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 PORTS OF ENTRY opening aud closing tied Carway 6 a.m. to 12 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m.; 10 p.m.; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to & p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) Sex, drug offences up EDMONTON (CP) - The city's police department reports sex and drug offences were among the fastest growing crimes in 1973. While crime of all kinds is increasing, cases involving such "soft drugs" as marijuana jumped 107 per cent, partly due to a stepped up departmental drug program. Chief Fred Sloane told the police commission, Shell found MATANE, Que. (CP) -Two Canadian Forces bomb experts Monday destroyed a potentially explosive artillery shell found Saturday by a fisherman in his net. The bomb experts, from Canadian Forces Bagotville, said the shell, with the inscription 1942, was of the type used during the Second World War. Gerald Landry of nearby Baie des Sables had recovered the shell while fishing near this community, 210 miles northeast of Quebec City. Protest attack Thousands jam the Piazza Campo del Fiori in Rome Monday to protest the terrorist bombing of a passenger train in which 12 persons died and 40 were injured\ the day before. A Neo-fascist terrorist grov^p called the "Black Order" claimed credit for the explosion 165 miles northwest of Rome between Florence and Bologna. Canada's Cyprus force praised I NICOSIA (CP) - Maj.-Gen. Dewan Prem Chand, commander of United Nations forces on Cyprus, today paid warm tribute to Canadian troops serving with the UN peacekeepers. During the recent eruptions of violence between Greek-and Turkish-Cypriots, all ranks of the Canadian UN con-tingent distinguished themselves, said the Indian general. "They carried out such a difficult task in such an excellent rhanner," he added. He foresaw the need for a Canadian contribution here for quite some time. "I hope that the government of Canada will continue to give us the splendid support as they have done over the last 10 years," Prem Chand told Canadian reporters. His praise for the Canadians was echoed by Luis Weckmann-Munoz, special representative on Cyprus of UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Weckmanri-Munoz said; "The general consensus here is that the Canadians saved Nicosia from further destruction and the same could be said for the airport." Prem Chand saw some improvement in the crisis which has prevailed since last month's coup against Archbishop Makarios and the July 20 invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. Despite press reports about. resentment against the UN among the Turkish-Cypriot minority, the general said he personally hadn't found this and "they've tried to help as much as possible." He deplored incidents such as the flare-ups of firing between Greek-and Turkish-Cypriots on the Canadian-patrolled line separating them in Nicosia. The general conceded that perhaps an irresponsible element is at work among the two rival ethnic groups. He hoped the UN presence won't be required here for too long but, "as of now, we shall be requi assistance." ring more Live frog swallowing king crowned BALLYCUMBER, Ireland (AP) - John McNamara swallowed five live frogs in 65 seconds here to earn the title of "All-Ireland Live Frog-Swallowing Champion." Five thousand persons from all over the Irish Republic gathered at this County Offaly village in central Ireland to watch McNamara beat five other competitors and win &10 ($24). "I have never done this kind of thing before," said the 42-year-old McNamara, of County Clare, after taking the title. "I feel all right-in fact I never felt better. More people should do it." Singer died because too fat LONDON (Reuter) - Pop star Mama Cass Elliot died of a heart attack because she was too fat, a coroner ruled Monday. Coroner Gavin Thurston returned a verdict of death by natural.causes after a pathologist said the 33-year-old singer was twice as heavy as she ; should have been. Friends of the singer, giving evidence, killed rumors that she may have choked on a ham sandwich when they said a sandwich found by her body had not been touched. The coroner said he accepted the judgment of the pathologist, Prof. Keith Simpson, that Miss Elliot died of "fatty myocardial degeneration due to her overweight." Prof. Simpson said Miss Elliot suffered a heart attack and the body contained no trace of drugs or alcohol. The 220-pound singer was found dead in bed at a friend's London apartment last Monday. She had just finished a successful run at the London Palladium. The preliminary inquest last Wednesday was adjourned until today and the singer's body was flown back to Los Angeles for burial Friday. Earlier reports that Miss Elliot may have died after choking over a sandwich were discounted by friends who gave evidence that a ham sandwich found beside the singer's body had not been touched. Dr. Simpson said Miss Elliot was twice the proper weight for her height of five feet nine inches. He said this caused degeneration of muscle fibres throughout the body. Speculating on why the heart attack occurred when it did, he said he regarded earlier evidence that the singer was tired after two weeks at the Palladium as significant. Mama Cass was lead vocalist of The Mamas and the Papas in the mid-'60s. 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