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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LHHSRIOGE HERALD Wednesday, ScieiilisU at the Tiani Ob- servatory at Colorado 11., arc seeking iti form at inn u particles of thy "fireball" which .streaked HC.TO.SS the northwestern U.S. nml Cana- :hu skies last Thursday. Torry Schmidt, obsoiA'atm-y iliret-'lor, Iwlievos p.nticlc.s of I ho lireball, thought, to )jc ;i I a rgo mcleo v, eras tied into northern Montana or southern Alberta. Hut Colorado scientists aren't sure tliat it was a meteorite. Wo want somo fireball debris !o iinc] out definitely what Hie projectile Any or physical evidence be appreciated, he said. Either can bs sent to the Tiara Observatory, box 1059, Colorado Springs, 110901. MULTI-COLORED MIST ft's nor Niagara Falls, but the fountain in Herb Christie's yard at 2811 Porkside Drive added the touch worth a lie for second place in ihe recent leihbridge Horticultural Society yard competllion. The pool beneath Ihe fountain is 18 feet wide and feet deep. The spray shoots 8 to 10 inlo ihe air. Black rock in the bottom of the pool is accented by jurrounding yellow and orange marigolds. College seeks student housing The student service depart- ment at tlie Lclhbriclfic Com- munity College is experiencing problems in finding enough housing for the students who are beginning to return from summer vacation. Gordon Cotledgc, LCC infor- mation officer, said students are starting to return In large numbers and "we are out of places for them to stay." He said anyone who lias space to rent should contact the stu- dent services office, at 327-2141. BOTTLES AND MORE BOTTLES AND CANS? residonls in tho cily realize lhat they can gel a refund for pop com, even if llie cans are pounded flat and pressed by tho hundreds inlo a box. Tho refund on cans is two cenls each. The cant are sent to Calgary, whore they are shreaded up and used in tho making of rein- forcing steel. Green's Pop Store, in tho city, pays cash refunds on either bottles or cans. Dennis Keithur, gets ready to begin sorling the numerous soft drink con- tainer! while Gole Mueller, (above lakes a rest. What do you do with of them? By nERNICE HERI.F, Herald Staff Writer Green's Pop Store bandies between anil bot- tles and cans a day. TODAY! GARDEN HOSE 50 ft. x W .99 MARK IV .303 BRITISH RIFLE .95 FISHING RODS OSCILLATING LAWN SPRINKLER .98 Reg. 5.95 to 18.95 .15 5-GALlOM TRUCKER CAN .99 30c to MODEL KITS SAVE NOW! BLACK DECKER HEDGE TRIMMER 19.99 23.99 to GUN CASES SHOTGUN AND RIFLE .29 BALL GLOVES WATCHES ladies' and Men' MACTAC bonut if you cash your family nllowanco cheque at Parsons IN PRIZES PARSONS HARDWARE LTD. COUEGE MALI UTHBRIDGE HOLIDAY VILLAGE Customers taking bottles and ns to Green's receive a cash fund of two cents per bottle can. This differs from small oceries and confectioneries here food, candy or pop will given for the bottles but >t money. The operation Is largely the jsult of Alberta's ban on npn- turnflblo containers, which Lso requires collection depots. Dnvid Green, manager of reen's Pop Store, said he artcd handling pop bottles ,4 years ago, after he had ade tho necessary agrec- .cnts with the soft drink com- anies. Customers bring the bottles i the store; Green's sorts lem and packs them in cases nd they are then returned to 10 individual soft drink com- anles. Mr. Green sold the store will Ick up bottles from homos, but here is a charge of 75 cents or tho pick-up. "The real work Is In sorting ic said Mr. Green, Besides himself and his wife, employs four people to tlo his Job. Mr. Green explained thai eoplc still bring in mostly hot es, "People still can't gel sed to the idea lhat they can ;cL money for cans." Mr. Green said with the pass- ng of the Beverage Container in January, 1972, cans be- anie refundable the same as Mttles. The act said, "After January 1972 a minimum of two cent: must be refunded on all glasi nd metal containers in whic! cnrlxmatcd soft drinks ere sole! whether these containers reusable, such as glass, or com monly referred to as non-rou5 able, such as "soft" glass o metal." Mr. Green said the govern ment was requiring a refund o cans "to clean up the illhough the Beverage Act does give this reason tor the refund. "A large percentage of non- returnable bottles find their way into roadside ditches, larks, woodlands nnd lakes. The Beverage Container Act will hopefully provide incentives everyone, to do their part in vercoming this problem ot lit- the act says. Mr. Green said the other tores in tho city don't mind he collects the empty pop jollies, "In fact they love it." Most of the stores don't want o be bothered with pop bottles, n a recent Herald survey of 2 small shops and confeclion- rles in the city, all of the tore owners referred cuslom- rs to Green's Pop Store If they vantcd a cash refund. Other- vise, in 10 of the stores the uslomers would have had to ake pop, groceries or candy. At the other two stores, one of the grocers said, "Wo give cash refunds even though it throws out our till quite badly. We don'l want any hard feel- Ings lo arise us and our Mr. Green said new govern- ment legislation is coming In September, with changes lo the previous Hevcragc Act. "The new legislation could make me a millionaire or else put me right oul of business." Mr. Green is hoping Ihe leg- Islallon will force soft drink companies to pay more money to Ihe handler. if you ask me... Hageii Electric plans move Construction started Monday on a new building aL 1202 2nd Ave. S. lo house H.Tgt'n Auto Electric Ltd. The inspection and develop- ment department ot city hall issued a building per- mit to the cnnliactor. Glen Little Construction lo put up tho electrical repair shop. The new premises will pro- vide about Ihreo limes Die amount of space available in tho present locnlion. a spokes- man for Iljigcn Electric .said Construction Is scheduled for completion Nov. .TO. The expansion uill provide Jobs for aliout six more bringing the staff up In 21, spokesman said. The name of Lho company will also be changed to Hagen Elec- tric .T-ld. Hagcn's bundles the repair and safe of electrical assessor- Ics, particularly for automo- biles By RON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer "Check your oil A reasonable enough, question, especially when it comes from a service station attendant. I replied innocently. Liltle did I know that his question, combined with my answer would lead lo the loss ot two valuable days of my vacation. It happened In Kamloops. We puiled into n ser- vice station early Saturday morning for a gas fill up before moving on to Vancouver Island. After having the tank filled and the oil checked (which wasn't even necessary because the oil had been changed shortly before we left we started to pull out of the service station. Thwack, thwack thwack went the motor. "Oil no, oh no, oil went the driver. Back we came. "Could you sec what this noise is in my I asked. A quick listen was all that was needed. "Sounds like a bent rod to said tho atten- dant. Visions of an earlier vacation, when a similar sound was the death knell for my car's motor, danced through my head. "Can you fix I inquired. you hotter take it to your dealership down the street." Off we go down Ihe .street to my dealership. "Service Department Closed Till Monday" said the sign. A young man manning the gas pumps suggested we try a certain service station up the street. Off we went up the .street. "There's a knock in my I shouted over Ihe noise. After listening attentively with a piece of equip- ment llial looked strangely like a stethoscope, Ihe me- chanic shook his head sadly. "Sounds like a benl rod to me, but I'm not sure." "Well can you fix "No. I don't have the proper tools to work on tlicte foreign cars. "Well can I drive it to the next town and get it fixed I queried. "I wouldn't drive that thing across the said tho mechanic bluntly. Back we went lo the dealership, contacted Ihe manager and, after a prolonged discussion on the merits of ray particular car, we decided to stay in Kamlnops for the weekend. Bright and early Monday morning, I wheeled the thumping machine info Ihe shop. Over came Ihe head of Ihe service department. mo listen lo Ihe he said. He listened for a matter of seconds. "Okay, shut it off and lift up Ihe he ordered. Ten seconds later he suggested I start the motor. Magically, the thump had disappeared. "What was it? Whnt did you I asked, some- what amazed. "It wasn't he said casually. "Your dip- stick was in backwards." ;