Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Eureka! 1 egg balanced at noon (but 5 others didn't) It always worked in Hong Kong, says Brooks restaurant owner The ancient Chinese egg trick works or does it? The Herald Saturday quoted Owen Lee, a Brooks restaurant operator, saying an egg would stand on end Feb. 4 at exactly noon. Six Herald reporters gathered around a table a few minutes before noon and tried standing six eggs on end. Two eggs stood on end a few minutes before noon, one was standing at noon and one was put on end after noon. The eggs stood of varying lengths of time up to about two minutes and were then knocked over by over- zealous hands trying to stand other eggs on end. In Brooks, Mr. Lee got two out of eleven eggs to stand with the longest time being about 35 minutes, he reports. Mr. jLee, who came from Hong Kong in 1972, says the longest an egg would stand on end in Hong Kong was two minutes. He says the reason only two out of 11 stood on end was the eggs were in a cooler before the test. This prevents the yolk from dropping in the bottom of the egg which makes the task easier, Mr. Lee claims. He tried standing an egg on end several times Sunday at noon but it didn't work. He's tried this ancient Chinese trick before in Canada but it's never worked. It worked three times in Hong Kong and all eggs used, stood up. He thinks gravity makes the eggs stand up. Albert McGuire, 6116th St. S., also tried the trick and it worked; At exactly noon he stood an egg on end and it stayed that way for. approximately 30 seconds and then toppled over by itself. WALTER KERBER photo Will they or won't they? two eggs stood on end just before noon, one at noon and one after District TheLethbridge Herald Local news SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, February 5, 1974 Pages 13-24 Irrigation damming blamed Town says Oldman is FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Town council Monday night decided to inform Environment Minister ,13111 Yurko and Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer that the town is concerned about the tow level of the Oldman River. The problem is caused, council decided, by allowing too much water to be taken out of the river west of town for irrigation. Town secretary Roy White said, "Over the past few years our river has slowly been dwindling away on us." He said he is worried because he knows the town's sewer outlet to the river is top close to town buildings as it is. When the river level is low, the problem is that much greater. "Why not ask them for more Larry Weaver, a University of Lethbridge art professor, introduces the university's slide show Stock-loading UofL, LCC spread their words I facility sought JL Is TABER (HNS) Town Council also eased At Pincher Creek PINCHER CREEK (Staff) Slide shows were the medium and educational programs were the message Monday when information teams from the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community College visited the two high schools in Pincher Creek. Sound-synchronized slide presentations shown to students at St Michael's High School in the morning and Matthew Halton High School in the afternoon were followed by a chance for students to talk with coUege and university representatives. About 30 students turned out at each school. Synchronization of the tape recorder and the slide projectors did not quite come off without a hitch. At St. Michael's, the business education program at LCC was illustrated by a picture of a large king crab taken at the college's annual food fair. U of L's slide presentation briefly ran through an outline of university courses, activities, facilities and history. It was followed by the vibrant LCC presentation, emphasizing courses' thoroughness and job opportunities open to those completing college career programs. BUI Johnson, a counsellor for LCC student services, claimed 93 per cent of LCC graduates in the last three years were working, 78 per cent in the fields they trained for at college, a "very high average." Larry Weaver, an art professor at U of L, told The Herald a university, unlike a college or technical institute, is not a job-training institution and does not function in the same way. The college information team seemed to draw more students with questions than the university team at St. Michael's, but interest was evenly split at Matthew Halton. Courses of study, job placement, preparation and the university residence were some of the subjects broached by students talking with the slide-show troupe. The information teams travel to Taber Wednesday, and other points later on. Some high school visits are being conducted jointly this year, at the request of the schools. Third irrigation reservoir will be built near Taber TABER (HNS) The construction of a third irrigation water reservoir of 100 million gallon capacity together with a second supply line and a clear water storage has been approved from this year. Town council Monday night was advised that as an agriculture growth centre, Taber, qualifies for a grant of 90 per cent of construction costs under a provincial federal regional development agr PFRA is taking over the engineering and cunsUuctiun phases of the project, Discussion of the water supply system came before council when town superintendent Tony Borecki was directed to pot the river water plant in working order. It will be required to pump river water for about one month to augment the diminishing supply of stored irrigation water. Informal exchange Matthew Halton students talk with University of Lethbridge education 1 professor Jim Twa, Town has second thoughts about highway relocation TABER (HNS) Town council Monday agreed to pursue with CP Rail the provision of livestock loading faculties at Prairie Livestock yards in the industrial park to replace facilities now partially dismantled along CPR uptown trackage. Council acted on the recommendation of the town's industrial development commission, following representations made by Garry Jensen of Prairie Livestock Ltd. Mr. Jensen told the council that livestock can be loaded on rail cars only by transferring them from the auction yards to the CP yards by cattleliner. Required for loading at Prairie Livestock is the extension by some 700 feet of an existing spur line which now ends at 54th Ave. opposite the auction yards. Mr. Jensen has offered to open the loading facilities when provided to public use to meet CP Rail's requirements. The former yards at 47th Ave. and 55th St. were dismantled last year after Marathon Realty, CP Rail's property management company, leased the putueUy and sold the loading facilities for removal to a private party. The industrial development commission's recommendation that the loading facilities be removed to the industrial area is supported by health officer K. G. Bhnn of the Barons-Enreka Health Unit who finds such facilities incompatible with possible future development of a shopping complex adjacent to the former site. Council also eased the requirements of its zoning bylaw to allow Great Plains Supply Ltd. to erect a temporary shop building extending its present facilities at 50th Ave. and 53rd St. away asked Coun. Phil Hodnett. said Mr. White, "we need a motion noting that irrigation is damming the river west of town here and cutting down our water supply." "We certainly don't be- grudge our friends getting irrigation water but we have to protect our said Coun. Hodnett. -Acting mayor Charlie Edgar said, "All the water we are getting is water coming around the edge of the gates. Nothing is coming over the weir at all." The matter was aired when the town secretary informed council that to be eligible for assistance for water and sewer capital works projects, the "existing capital debt must be equal or exceed ITS per capita." He said die scheme is of "no great benefit" to Fort Macleod "because we have all our debentures paid off." Additional reports Page 14. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) Town council Monday night had second thoughts regarding a petition councillors endorsed two weeks ago regarding the relocation of Highway 3 (Crowsnest 3) through this town. Councillors feel they made a hasty decision when they signed a petition that win request the department of highways to upgrade the uicvuil route through town. The petition also says if the route cannot handle and move traffic through town safely and sufficiently that the highway be taken completely out of the Crowsnest Pass. One councfllor has asked that his name be stroked from the petition because he wants UK highway left in town. The town win forward a letter to the department of highways clarifying its stand on the petition If this is not feasible, an acceptable alternative would be that it proceed with the proposed route on the north side of Blairmore as soon as possible. Council feels that complete removal of Crowsnest 3 from the Crowsnest Pass would be detrimental to the business section of Blairmore. No inquest There will be no inquest into the death Saturday of a 45- year-old Lethbridge man. An autopsy revealed that John Koopman died of natural causes. He had been in a fight in a downtown hotel a short time before his death bat Coroner Dr. John Morgan said the death was unrelated to it Broken bus Bus driver George Siegl surveys damage to city bus after an accident at 10th Avenue S. and Scenic Drive Monday afternoon. The bus was in collision with a dairy truck. Police attributed the mishap to icy roads. About damage resulted, and the passengers on the bus had to wait for another bus to take them home.