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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Glacier NationalParkinferno By liD FINLAY "Portable "Hot spot at "Sue Camp, Come in Sue "Sue Camp here, "Dryer here, I need a skidder and a cat at B23, over." That is just a sample of what one might hear in the lapse of 15 seconds over the batter of two-way radios used in the fighting of the "Sue Fire" in Glacier National in B.C. The fire is being [ought by employees of Evans Product Co. Ltd. which was logging the area at the time of the fire out- break. They an being assisted by the forestry department of the Government of British Col- umbia and volunteer workers, mostly transient youths. The fire, burning over acres of forest, is being corn- batted mostly with heavy equip- ment. Water bombers were used et first, but battling the blaze frtm the ground was more suc- cessful. Helicopters are used for spot- ting fires and flying men and equipment in and out of hard to reach places. Ground fight- ing makes use of water trucks, caterpillars and a four-wheeled drive rubber tired logging trac- tor called a "skidder." Manual labor is used to cut swaths through trees to enable men to drag water hoses into the bush to cool down or ex- tinguish spot fires. The major control on the large fires are the fire guards which are built around the fires by the caterpillars and skidders. Fire guards are swaths cut through the trees varying in width from a iew feet to sev- eral hundred feet, depending on the size of the fire, wine! direc- tion, and velocity. The guards are cut narrower on the windward side of the fire than on the leeward side. This simple method is quite ef- fective, but problems occur in the higher altitudes where the wind often shifts directions very rapidly. Then the narrow guard on the windward side may become the guard on the leeward side and is of Insufficient size to keep the fire from jumping into ths adjacent forested area. Many times, small areas enclosed by fire guards are fallowed to burn themselves out so as to provide additional fire guards. The devastating results of a forest fire caJ7 be, and are quite often very saddening and sick- ening. To stand on the tcp of a mountain and see nothing but tall, straight, black trees in the place of a once beautiful for- ested area Is very dishearten- ing. One can also take a walk through a burned out area, walking in places, through ashes up to a foot deep. Quite often around small bodies of water, the remains of wildlife, unable to escape the infernos, can be found scattered among the debris. GROWING SCAHCE A government decree has banned wolf hunting in Italy until the end of 1873 as wolves have been growing scarce. WINNER Cindy Dibblee, 14, of Surrey, B.C., holds her winning entry in the an- nual forest fire preveniion poster contest sponsored by Ihe Canadian Forestry As- sociation. Beside her are the pasters "tet It by Tim Riley, 14, of Calgary, and "Keep Our Forests Green" by John Mullins, 1 2, of Inverness, N.S. which won honorable mention and second prize respectively. Third was Bradley Benson, 11, of Paris, Ont. Saturday, August 28, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Boyle's column By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his maili Many bird watchers think the swan is mule. It isn't, it can hiss when angry, and when calling its young- known as emits a feeble a fox terrier with laryngitis. Black widow spidc-rs get their name because every now and then they eat their hus- bands. Entomologists believe this deplorable habit doesn't reflect any particular animos- ity against their spouses. They feel it is merely a result of extreme nervousness, a characteristic typical of the feminine members of many species. But when a black widow spider "takes her hus- band's head off" she does it lilfirally. Exit lines: Copernicus died saying, "N'ow, 0 Lord, set Thy servant free." Cicero, the Roman poet, told his assas- sins, Plato said, "I thank the guiding providence and fortune of my life, first, that I was a man and a Greek, not a barbarian nor a brute; and next, that I hap- pened to live in (he age of Socrates." Henry David Tho- reau murmured, "I leave this world without a regret." Victory over weather: Hur- ricane warnings have drasti- cally cut the deadly ioll from vast tropical cyclones. Be- tween 1909 and 1903, at least Americans were killed by hurricanes. But since 1MO, such deaths exceeded 500 in only one five-year 1955 through 1959. Stingy: King Midas Is the most noted of all misers, but he probably was a piker com- pared to the most famous American miser e 11 Green, onetime Queen of Wai Street. She read newspapers she picked from the streets and ate cold porridge so she woudn't have to pay ?rtr the gas to heat it. When she died in 1916 she left about mil- lion, including ?31.4 million in cash in a single bank. "OUR PRICES WILL NOT BE GOING UP" ON DISPLAY NOW! See Someone Today from the Drive away in a new 1972 for as low as..... HANK CAMP DIVISION MANAOER people to have the best of everything. For them we have tha Crown. From top to bottom, iniide and out, every Crown ii mada with the best of every- rhfng. gave if extra time end attention. We used only the belt materials, It tafe and comfortable and put a high performance engine under the hood. We built everything into the Celka ST, because building it in is better than adding rr on. Owning fhe Celica could change your whole outlook on driving. It's the kind of car that makes you want to get out on the road. To find some long winding high- way and run through the gears. To flatten a few steep hills. Or just to travel, in perfect comfort, from one end of Canada to the other. Changing for nefhin' never fooled Change for the sake of change is not our stylo. Continual improvement is. We've changed the Corolla. Not drastically just To be different but moderately lo moke it heller. Now it's tha new Toyofo Corolla 1200. The Coupe Hoods alone. Mosf cars fit inlo one classification or another. Bui not the Coupe. It's even tfifferenl from the olher Corollas, the Sedan and Wagon. It looks like Q sports car, inside and out. And it performs like a sports cor, in (he city or on the open rocd. But it rides more like a family car and it's big enough for a small family. It'a economicol to drive and maintain, l! has four large doors wilh plenty of room for five oduffs inside. The lined trunk is big enough for just about any family's luggage. It's o safe car, designed from ihe bottom up with that in mind. There's an optional automatic iransmiision, an easy to'read instrument panel, Unfed glass all o round, plus the fact that it'i mada by Toyota and il costs so little to buy. See Them All Now At Tha Mark II was not an overnight operation. Il was five years in the making. Five years of testing, adjusting, refining and re test ing. Wa could have mada tf available sooner bul we fell it was better for us to do the tasting and not you. So, we And, if paid off. The first year Mark II was introduced to Nor In America if won the "Jmporfed Cor of ihe Year" award from Road Test magazine. In terms of sales It's bean o great success. Not only in Canada but in 101 other countries around Ihe world. US INGLI PETE ALEXANDER FRED STORY CON BARRETT Courts Highway DIVISION OF HAICO MANUFACTURING LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3165 ;