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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 1HE IE1HBRIDGE HERALD Weilnosdny, August 16, 1972 Summer heat creates murderers By JOYflC EdUlNTON London Observer Service NEW YORK Every yr-nr nbout lliis time a suddi'ii liwil wave takes New York liy sur- prise. It is not llic arrival ol it. or even Ihe tropical intensity of it. which have been facls of life along Ihe eastern seaboard ever since Ilie first colonists unwisely started to siring their major towns and ports down this coast: rather i is the city's i n c r e a s ins! inability to cope with its own climate which an- gers and astonishes New York- ers. In this most Uglily-mech- anized city in the world, the gadgets are gtcting us down. Kxecpt for Ilio poor, most Ktw v breaks down ami some of Yortas have air conditioners Ihe cables under Uio city ore Yoi.. I heir homes, and the rest have electric fans. Lots have Ihe kind of refrigerators that do not need defrosting, much bigger than refrifierators used to he, and many own deep- freezers loo. Thru there are the television sets, two c; three to a home where one m.ecl lo do, and gobble lip tnore and more elec- tricitv anil which sudctenly stop working in a heal wave lie- cause there is not enough pow- er lo run all the equipment which is supposed to keep cool ami entertained. An electrical power cable Doesn't begrudge money spent 011 return of dog THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) Anna Hilden doesn't be- grudge having spent almost for the return of her 10-month-old French poodle. "I love that dog with all my she said today of Ihe white-haired pooch she purchased two months, ago (or ESS. Since Fifi's mysterious dis- appearance July 0, the woman advertised on radio and in the newspapers, plead- ing for her pet's return. City police also were called in. Initially, a S100 reward was offered. When this didn't pro- duce results, Mrs. Hilden, a restaurant owner, raised the reward to Finally, ear- lier this week, she engaged Pinker-ion's, a private in- vestigating agency. P ink erton's investigator, John Sarrett of Toronto, ar- rived in the city Thursday. Friday, the dog was back in the hands of her owner. In addition to a rate, Mrs. Hilden said she also paid Ihe investigator's plane fare to Thunder Bay, as well as other expenses. Mr. Starred located the 14 miles from home. It was staying with a family, whose mcmb'ivs said Iliey had been given Ilie dog by someone moving out of town. Mrs. Hil- den gave the family for their trouble. "As soon as the dog saw her, she raced to Mrs. Hilden made a big fuss over said Mr. Starrctt. "You never saw a happier woman." Since he Isn't allowed to ac- cept a reward, Mr. Starrctt was given a thick stfnk and mushroom dinner "on the house" at Mrs. llilden's res- taurant. GREW STRONG Modern horses are stronge and faster animals than thei ancient ancestors. i) years otci and then nnoth- soon whole neighbor- mxls are not only without air nnditioning, but nLso without (lilt, without power to run the ievuturs (essrailial to Ihe (ens f thousands wln> livo in sky- crapi-'vst and wilhout the rt- igernlion which is necessary keep food from spoiling vhen Ihe lempcratmc is in the innlid nineties. To .spend n night, trapped md swellrring In the darkness if a lonely apartment, many itoreys from 'ilie ground, conies a living nightmare, for Ihe elderly who mot navigate the fire escape stairs. I10RHOK This .summer a new horror was added. Goncralions 1 New York City cluldren have sought from the heat by turn- on street lire hydrants to themselves a shower. One day Ihis July there were so many of them at it at once, causing such a drop In water pressure, lhat thousands of families were without water as well as electricity. Comment from a spokesman for Consolidated Edison (the p r i v a 1 c-enterprisc company which has Ihe monopoly of the city's electricity supply) alter two power breakdowns wHch affected people: "In terms ot reliability New York's power system ranks with any yon can name. "The problem is 1 b a t when there are blackouts in a city Ihis they got lot of attention." Comment from a visitor from the mid-West: "This kind of thing doesn't happen in Chi- cago." KILLING RECORD One thing which used to hap- pen in Chicago, and is now hap- pening in New York, is an epi- demic of gangland murders. Thomas Eboli, reputed chief of one of New York's live power- SIMPSONS-SEARS Smart Soft Shirts are the Pant's Meow! Soft lif'le knils ihot curf around your shape and almost purr introduced to today's great co- ordinates! Simply sliirt styled full front platkels and euftcd long ileeve) perfect