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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta i uesday, August Lt i HBRIDGE Dateline Alberta Fire hazard high NORDEGG (CP) A acre forest fire in the Siffleur wilderness area of west central Alberta has been brought under control, a spokesman for the forest ser- vice 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 an- ticipation of possible worsen- ing of conditions. Church bomb target EDMONTON (CP) A tire bomb was thrown at the Central Pentecostal Taber- nacle 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 bot- tle 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 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 17th an- nual David Thompson Cavalcade and Indian Days wound down Monday as between and people finished up the weekend ac- tivities in west central Alber- ta. The highway, running between here and Banff, is scheduled for completion next spring but officials of the David Thompson cavalcade committee from Rocky Moun- tain 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 SUNSET Lethbridge...... 95 60 Medicine Hat 97 63 Pmcher 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 80 to 85. Wednes- day 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 even- ing 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 to- day and Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms in the moun- tains. Highs today 80s. Low tonight 40s. Highs Wednesday 75 to 85. 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 Coutts Highway Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 PORTS OF ENTRY opening aud closing iici Carway 6 a.m. to 12 midnight; Chief Mountain 7 a.m. v 10 p.m.; Coutts open 24 hours; Del Bonita 8 a.m. to p.m.; Kingsgate open 24hours; Porthill-Rykerts 7a.m. to 2 a.m.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Rooseville 8 a.m. to midnight. (Times in Mountain Daylight Time.) 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 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. Guar- ico 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 reser- voir to below the critical level. The planned rice crop of tons, which cost million to sow. would be lost if water for irrigation was not provided, officials said. Water rationing has been imposed in some mam 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." Sex, drug offences up EDMONTON (CP) The city's police department reports sex and drug offences were among the fastest grow- ing crimes in 1973. While crime of all kinds is increasing, cases involving such "soft drugs" as mari- juana jumped 107 per cent, partly due to a stepped up departmental drug program. Chief Fred Sloane told the police commission. Shell found MATANE. Que.