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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID August 1973 India's monsoon rains almost eliminate drought NEW DELHI Mon- loon have almost erased India's four year drought and he threat of famine this the country's food problems ire far from over. Some crop damage was caus- KING GUSTAF Sweden stands vigil HELSINGBORG Fears grew today that 90-year- old King Gustaf Adolf of Swe- den is close to death. The court Rev. Alex ar- rived at the hospital scon after doctors reported the monarch in condition with pneumonia. About 100 persons stood outside the building. A bulletin said the Eu- rope's oldest has diffi- culty in breathing and is being treated with an artificial res- pirator. Two days ago the taken to hospital Saturday after an at- tack of intestinal un- derwent a major three-hour op- eration. ed by the late arrival of the which did not begin In earnest until early July. Wide- Eclmontonian marks 100th birthday EDMONTON Fortune tellers predicted that Clemen- tina Carolina Ferguson would live to be 100 and they were right. Mrs. who remem- bers the year the prairie fires were so bad they drove all the wolves into her celebrates her 100th birthday today. All her experiences are as vivid to her as the day they happened. came out here hi 1884. We came by covered wagon from Calgary and it took two weeks because the animals couldn't move very fast. The only one allowed to ride was a young calf. The rest had to When they arrived in Edmon- there were only two stores and a few tie rings for the horses. you tied your horse up to the narest she re- called. The year after the family set- tled in the Sturgeon River dis- trict just north of Edmonton was the year of the Kiel Re- bellion. much happened here but they sure expected the Indians around here to join in. The gov- ernment gave all the men and boys guns that you couldn't shoot the sides of a bar The prairie fires of those years looked like the glow from present-day cities from a dis- tance at night. The fires also drove the wolves ahead of them. wolves got some of the mostly the Mrs. Ferguson was the first woman to drive a car in her district. had to give up driving eight years ago when I was 92 because no one would give me any CAREERS 4th Class Steam Engineer Process Operator per hour plus shift premium. Excellent fringe benefits. Shift work Involved. STAN SPROULE WESTERN CANADA SEED PROCESSORS LTD. P.O. BOX ALBERTA PHONE 327-5781 PRODUCTION MANAGER REQUIRED for a new regional laundry located In with an expected Initial volume of three million pounds per year. Applicant must be willing to and ac- cept responsibility as the volume increases. Applicant must have extensive electrical and mechanical experience with high tpeed production ma- chinery timilar to or Including etc. Applicant must be able to supervise medium sized pro- duction female. RESPONSIBILITIES. Maintain staff and production control supervision and maintain good working morale department budget with preventive maintenance program to General Manager Commensurate with training nnd experience. No later than October 1973 For further information PERSONNEL DIRECTOR LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL ALBERTA 327-4531 spread flooding In the where the parched land could not hold the added to the crop losses. Prime Minister Indira Ghandi's government ia count- ing on the much needed rains to cool the tempers of consum- ers angry over drought Induc- ed shortages and high prices. two difficult months remain before grain planted in late June and early July is ready for harvesting. the first of the grain should be threshed and in the retail out- said a Western agricul- tural export. have just got to squirm through those Government buffer stocks are almost nil. The spring wheat yield was much smaller than expected and the government bought from Indian farmers little more than half the 8.1 million tons of wheat that had been counted on. Shortages caused by the poor crop and the government's in- eptitude in procurement forced Mrs. Gandhi to buy gram on the world market when prices were at record highs. The government has refusefl to disclose how much grain will be but official sourc- es have indicated it win be about million in addi- tion to two million tons alreaC7 bought. Hoarding has taken millions of tons of gram off the mar- which has aggravated the shortages caused by smaller crops. Prices of commodities have shot up and supplies causing consumer re- bellions. Police killed seven rioters last week in the central India city of where students began the country's latest agi- tation against high prices. Many farmers have held their grain off the market be- cause the government offered the equivalent of a ton for it roughly half what New Delhi pays for foreign wheat if it buys now. million development at Regina KEGINA Less than a week after a provincial study reported that Regina cannot adequately support the stores it Mayor Harry Walker an- nounced a shopping centre project. He told reporters he welcomes the planned development even though it contravenes the city's 1961 community planning pro- gram. The to be located at Gordon Road and Albert would be the city's larg- est when completed in 1974. FRUITLESS BATTLE GOES ON OTTAWA John Munro's long battle with the butt goes on. The former health minis- ter has attempted for a number of years to quit mostly to no avail. Results of his fruitless fight were raspingly evident Wednesday during a news conference called to an- nounce his withdrawal from the current railway negotia- tions. After spending long hours with railway and union rep- resentatives in talks aimed at solving the the labor minister coughed con- tinuously as he talked to re- porters. at one he sighed. got to give up smoking pretty BOOH Public Service Fonction publique UfcllM.r-.l PROPERTY MANAGER to Royal Canadian Mounted Pollco Miniitry of the Solicitor General THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN Administer programs of leasing and tenance of building properties ot locations throughout the North- west Territories and tha Yukon. Considerable relevant experience or gradua- tion from an Institute of Technology in a course in building tech- nology. OTHER R.C.M. Division will be moving from Ottawa to N.W.T. by July 1974. Appointments as a result of this competition are subject to the of the Public Service Employment Act. Knowledge of the English language is essential. ___________ Forward for PSC 367-40IV available at Port Canada Manpower and OffkM of the Public Service Cornmtnion of Senior Staffinf Public Service Pertonnel R.C.M. Police Hood- 1200 Alia Vista Ontario. K1A OM Please quoto competition no. 73-RCMP-G-39. Competition September 1973 Sears Check out these 6 most-wanted features Jhe low price even includes an optional second rinse to get clothes really bright. 5-program Kenmore automatic washer 319 White 1-Heavy-duty dependability with delicate and perm-press programs plus a special prewash to loosen stubborn soil 2-5 temperature combinations 3-Agitator-mounted rinse agent dispenser 4-Self-cleaning lint filter 5-Variable water level control 6-Super Roto-swirl agitator Other features perm-press cool- down to prevent spin-set wrinkles. Lid safety switch. Pump guard. Porcelain top. With iiids saver more. In colour mere. Kenmore Fabric Master dryer 4-program Kenmore washer 284 Kenmore Match-Mate dryer 1 White Lets you set degree of dryness you want for every kind of fabric diminishes as clothes dry No-heat 'air' fluffs towels Air-freshener lamp. Interior light Lint screen. Push-to-start button AppltancM perm-press and prewash programs 3 combinations Variable water level control Roto-swirl agitator. Lint filter Lid safety switch stops spin if lid Is opened. Pump guard. Heat diminishes as clothes dry to prevent over-drying No-heat 'air1 fluffs blankets Top-mounted lint screen High air-speed for fast drying Push-to-start button. Door safety switch. We service what we coast-tocoast Each Kenmore is covered by reliable labour and parts warranties plus Simpsons-Sears exclusive 'Satisfaction or money refunded' guarantee. Charge your Kenmore on your all-puipose account Simpsons-Sears Ltd SfrnpaOfU'SNn you flrt tfw llnut yumtn Mtlsfictlon or morwy rafUndod free delivery wfth the you every itch of he way STORE Open daily from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 ;