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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE lETHDRIDGf HERALD Sntuictoy, Auoult 12, T97J Fire chief may force entry: more authority Hy SUL'HKEN Family Keillor No fire figliter In this city tins ever been charged with from the scene of a fire "to my said the tiro chief. In October, Chief Wilfred Ilus- fell will have served 43 years with the Lethbridjje Fire De- partment. "1 was a fire alarm operator, fire fighter, captain and chief." lie said. He renchcd the top in February, The Chief is on call 24 hours n day. "Outside of my five weeks holiday, I can't get out of the city for -six months of the year, unless I ask a favor of the deputy. And the some thing is applicable to Today's fire fighters "use their mm initiative. They're given some he said. The Chief is no longer called to every fire, but "anything borderline, or a potentially ser- ious house fire and they'll phone. I don't want to have to read about it in the newspaper FOIICEI) ENTKY "It may sound strange, but I have more authority than any policeman. A policeman has to have a summons to search a building, hut we Department are legally entitled to force entry into a building if they suspect it contains explosives, inflam- "The ixhl point about it Is we mtible liquids or other hazards' to life und property. "Hut I've never had lo use Cliict Russell said, "I just use common sense. If a (ire brenks out in two or threo places lhat have nu relation to each other, lie snicl, tlien arson is suspected. "Eliminate natural causes, nit start looking for who might Deputy E. Holberlson xplnlucd. "We've seen cases of arson ols of times." said Hie Chief. 'But try and prove it! Wc'vi FIRE CHIEF Hl'SSEI.I, even had people charged, hut hey get away on a technical- ity. Unless you see someone coming out of a building with a blazing torch, it's almost im- have more fires from the new- er of liomc. "Older folks In older homes go to bed curly, and dad: smokes a pipe. They're usually there lo watch what's going Old wiring Ihese houses causes few problems for the department, he added, "ll's n toss which was the most spectacular fire he'd ever witnessed, Chief Russell .said. "Tlic arena last year was a spectacle for the public from the way it burned, I'd say In about half an hour it was fin- ished." And In 10-15, "James storage and transport (1213 3rd. Ave. S.) one hot, humid Sunday afternoon went poof just like I can remember tlio (Jood Store burning of 111? present Oddfellows Hall." It was and "the insurance uis You can just about buy lhat many groceries in an afternoon these days." COI.OIt IT YELLOW The trend in America is to get away from red for fire fighting equipment according lo Ihc Chief. "Red becomes black in Ihc dark to Ihe aver- he sold. "I think it planned to change Hie. trucks, to yellow. The department Is equipped with six pumper trucks and an 85 foot aerial ladder. On order is a 100 foot ladder In the new chrome yellow color. The present ladder reaches "eight to 10 and with a little manoeuvring, accord, itij! to Deputy Holbertson, can reach the top windows of all the high rise buildings now in the ciiv. the possible to get a (iguie we're pretty w Arsonists, he said "will do it equipped for the size of I with alarm clocks. They'll chief, the timer and go off. They. "Except for the don't have to lie there." I nmnfv nrlclrri don't have to be there." A person who commits arson: 13 immediately in trouble. The insurance adjuster gets the story of your life and investi- gates your financial problems overspending moving." DANGEROUS ADULTS "You can train and plan and do your basic work, hut every fire is the Chief said. "Kids play with matches, but we have more problems with adults. Liquor comes into it and smoking. CASH BINGO TONIGHT, O'CIOCK HUNGARIAN OlD TIMERS HAIL A 5100 Blackout Bingo plcyerf for till wan every Saturday plui 7-Numbcr JACKPOTS NOW 5 Cards for or 2Sc each (totaled Nexl !o No. 1 Fireholll JUNE'S NURSERY NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS FOR AUGUST 23rd AGES 3, 4 and 5 YEAR OLDS Completely Licensed Government Approved PHONE 328-0139 Deputy iitldcd. ANNTAI, BAMj CONVKN'- ttfl Mrs. Sheila Wickcy, president of the Symphony Women's League, has been chosen to convene UK so- ciety's harvest flair ball, which will held on Satur- day, September 1ft, tt Holiday Inn. A horns beauHful 3s n homft happy me JOSEPH ALAN Son of MR. and MRS. POKALD KUCHERAN Denver, Coforodo, U.S.A. Grondion WP. nnrl MftS. HICK KIJCHEPAf! win family life by MAUREEN JAMIESOM COOL IT! Unable lo shed his luxurious winter overcoat, Cfifco, a popular resident of the Stewarl Game Harm, looks for other lo simmer down while the beat is on. A well knovvn city animal lover was quick lo understand the baboon's predicament and went holfers with his popsicle. Ed Finlay, photo tanaa Know what to do The Student's International Society will sponsor an intro- ductory Icclure on trnn.sccndcn- tnl mcdiL'iUon as taught by MaharisliI Yogi at ft p.m. Tuesday, Room 1, Adams Ice Centre 8 p.m. Wednes- day, Room 10, Loth bridge Com- munity College, No admission charge. The Christian Club regular luncheon will be he-Id at p.m. Monday at Svcn Family Heslaurant, Special feature will young girls modelling back-lo-school fashions from Simpsons-Scars. Music will be by Mrs. Cole ami daughter, Linda; ami the speak- er will be Mrs. Ruth PostcrsU from Picture Buite. All wel- come, and encourag- ed this month. For reserva- tions cail The Quota Club wishes lo notify members that the picnic planned for Sunday tins been cancelled. The Independent Order of Foresters will hold its annual picnic tit 12 noon on Sunday at Park Lake, pop, cream, hot dogs and races. Bring your favorite dish, An open will be JieU! from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday in the Ixjgion Hall, Raymond, in honor of the marriage of Miss Sally Seivert of New Minnesota, and Mr, Ted Cerun. The wedding will lake place in Snlt Lake City on Monday. fires are a fairly j commonplace occurance in the kitchen and people should knmv how to control them, said Fire Ctiicf Wilfred Jtescll. Kittier baking soda or a scoop of flour makes an effec- tive substitute for a home fire extinguisher, he said. "But nine times out of 10, burning french fries fat is put in the sink and it eatchcs (ho drapes." When this happens, he advises smothering the flames with the kitchen mat. "ft grease drips in tlie oven, throw salt on it. If Ihe roast is burning, keep the oven door closed until the fire's out." The older type of flexible hose attached to gas cookers is a big fire hazard, said the Cliief, and "toasters and irons should never be left plugged in after use." "It's hard for the public lo understand" liow some of these apparently small fire-s can he so expensive, ho said; but tho cost of repainting and the cleaning of drapes, carpets, fur- niture or clothing is high. Some items have to lie replaced when the smoke clings lo tho fabric. Unlike automobile insur- ance, the cost cf ;m melivieluiil hmi.'jcholet policy (toes not rise [liter a fire claim, but there; may lie a general incrcnsc of five cents on the dollar for everyone, Ctiicf Itusscll explain- ed. Tlic department's annual re- port for 1971 lyCtli bridge fire losses at or 99 capita, tlic ice arena assessed at anel the Home and Pitfiele! ware- lionsc at The most expensive fire In city history, according to de- partmental records, was at the El liaticho Motor Hotel in with n loss of in the wool Scotsman that lie is, my Willyum is faithful watchdog of tlic family bank account. His favorite stratagem for keeping our budget in some sort of shape (apart, from hiding the hook from is lo zealously protect ma from auction sales. Once in a while lie falls flat on his face, like early this week when he unwittingly drove along 13th Street North. I felt the; sudden surge of power as he stomped on the accelerator, ami glanced up .just in lime to see em whizzing past a large auction notice plastered across a store window. What's more, there was lots of activity going on behind it. Kvoryone has liis moment of weakness, and this was my oilier half's. He parked the car and allowed him- self to be pushed and dragged tlmmgli the crowd. Fas< mated by the auctioneer's monotone gibberish, I .somehow managed to get outbid on an ancient washer that could even have worked, a pair of couches with a nmsiiig cushion or two and a rather revolting plaster plaque. By this time Willyum had recovered his Sr.ottish- somewhat and was firmly steering me to the door. This was a mistake, because I found a clutch of nestling beside the entrance. Here was a chance lo get a really good buy on some- tiling we really needed, I said. After all Ron wasn't exactly eager to lend us his barbeque again because we'd kept it almost six months before returning it last time. He had lo admit 1 had a point. T picked out the orange and green job I wauled, and by accidcntly bidding against myself managed to bump the price up a few dollars. When we got it home, Ihe open trunk was a signal for our mob lo gather round and criticize what we'd bought. For some peculiar reason, our family 1s firmly under the impression thai my ability in financial trans- actions is nil, zero, zilch or non-exislcnl depending on who is doing the talking. Figuring this opportunity was too good to miss, 1 gave them a blow-by-blow account of my businesslike handling of the whole deal; estimating, off tho top of my head, a saving of about No one was particularly impressed, llow much did it cost, our older daughter wanted to know? Twenty dollars, I said proudly. Son Four broke out a great, big, delighted grin. His faith in me had been restored, I thought. Triumphantly he pointed to the regular store price lag stuck on the back of the barbeque F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th Avc. A rind 13th 51. N. Every Saturday Nighr af 8 p.m. S Cnrdi for 1.00 or Eocti Thrre 7 Gamei JACKPOT DOOR PRIZE GaltJ carrli pay double money Children under 16 not oMowirJ [WeelVhimsy HELP US TO HELP OTHERSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effect! CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERV1CI OR LEAVE AT 412 Til AVE. S. Bark-lo-Sehool Perm Special! For Mother and Daughter In flffcct August 15th lo September 2nd! Regular Regular Regular Regular 20.00 15.00 12.50 10.00 12.60 6 Qualified Operators to Servo You! B J Hair Stylings Salon Ltd. 504 4lh Avenuo S. Phono 328-3650 BEGIN YOUR BETTER TO-MORROW TO-DAY1 Earn More! Qualify Kfisily! THROUGH SECRETARIAL TRAINING FALL TERM STARTS SEPTEMBER 5 AND ANY MONDAY THEREAFTER A.CC.C. DIPLOMA COURSES Thoro'i an amazingly wonderful fulurc just For you. il tho you shouldl Are you going to be satisfied just a "cjcod" job? Of cJo you want a icalJy SATISFYING REWARDING POSITION? Do you to LSD oil your natural abilities to earn whot you deserve? Now is tlio time to moko this choice! the tightening job situation, complete training is a muitl APPROVED FOR STUDENT LOANS HENDERSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (LETHBRIDGE) 202 f. VI. WOOLWORTH BIDG., IETHBRIDGE, AITA. PHONE 327-3968 RES. 337-5828 lend mo, ouj obligallon, yiur Doy School Courier lifcroluro on your ;