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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBKIDGE HERALD Thursday, July 1, 1970 French Tourists Are Fun Lovers RETIRES AFTER 47 YEARS Jack Randle, member of The Lethbridge Herald's stereotype department, retired this week after close to a half-century with the company. Mr. Randle joined The Herald in 1923, rose to the position of mailing room foreman, and in 1927 started his ap- prenticeship in stereotype. Born in Medicine Hat, he attend- ed school in lethbridge and gained local fame as a pitcher with Gait Miners baseball teams. Mr. .Randle will remain with The Herald on a part-time basis for two more years, to his full retirement age of 65. In City Tonight American television evange- list Rex Hmrcbard makes his first appearance in Lethbridge tonight at at the Exhibi- tion Pavilion. Mr. Humbard, who appears Sunday mornings 'on CFCN-TV, maintains a busy schedule of appearances in the U.S. and Canada, usually centred on the 218 cities which receive the weekly television show. The program is said to reach an audience of Cana- dians every Sunday, and is televised from the interdenom- inational, seat Cathedral of Tomorrow at Akron, Ohio. Mr. Humbard is expected to be accompanied in Lethbridge by his wife, Maude Aimee, his brother-in-law and the cathe- dral's associate pastor, Wayne Jones, and the Cathedral Sing- By MARGARET LUCKHURST Staff Writer WATERTON LAKES One living must be said about the Frencli tourists currently tour- ing B.C. and southern Alberta; they sure know how to have a gcod time. The first group of 150, from all parts of France, to visit this area this summer, arrived 10 days ago and have been tour- ing by bus through the Rockies to Banff, Calgary, Lethbridge and southern points of interest in the province. The main objective of a day tour Wednesday was a visit to ranch purchased last year by a corporation, specifically 'Or the French tourists. However, before proceeding :o the ranch, the tourists got tenselves dressed in true western fashion with Stet- sons, jeans, cowboy boots, tcdl- ed leather belts, and whatever else struck their fancy. These items were purchased n a day long shopning spree Tuesday in Lethbridge which iressed western wear mer- ihants into a frenzy for fear hey'd run out of supplies. In consideration of the lovely scenery in France, one would Junk it possible to, become somewhat jaded with vistas of mountain ranges, but the tour- sts couldn't seem to see enough or take too many pic- :ures of the broad range land and bald, rolling hills. "C'est they'd exclaim over and over again. At Waterton Lake Park, a 10- minute stop expanded to an hour as "biche" strolled across the highway in front of the buses. Everybody out, traffic to a dead stop and snap, snap went the cameras. In the shops of Waterton, great interest was expressed in Indian beadwork and feathered headdresses. Citizens of Marseille will be surprised to see small children sporting red and white head- bands as they play French ver- sions of cowboys and Indians. At Pincher Creek, lunch was served by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, following which, shops and stores were visited again for further samples of western wear, and Indian mementoes to take home. At the ranch, west of Beau- vais Lake, obliging cowboys from local points.in the area provided an excellent mini- rodeo in which the visitors, with genuine enthusiasm, in- sisted on participating. Eager- ly jumping into the chariots and shouting French directions to the mystified horses, races somehow ran to a completion, but no one, including the horses, quite knew how. No matter. It was a.fun time and Canadian 'good sportsmanship mixed with French joie d'vivre overcame whatever barriers existed between fract u r e d French and halting English. While most of the visitors had seen cowboys and Indians hi western movies, few had met any in person. Consequent- ly the skill of the rodeo riders as they whipped around the new corral was a source of in- spiration. Jean Claude got a iittle too inspired, took a tum- ble and injured his arm. The Indian families from the Blood reserve joined in the fun ,00 after giving a moving dem- onstration of cere m o n i a 1 dances. They showed the visi- tors how to wear, moccasins, low to beat on the drums, and ley willingly interpreted the dances they performed. Gas- ton, from Bordeaux managed LO incorporate an ancient In- dian dance with a kind of up- dated Watussi. A barbecue supper of beans and roast beef was held in a picnic shelter. A local duo en- tertained with typical western songs, obligingly engaging the visitors, cowboys, Indians and cooks in happy, though linguis- tically confused versions of Alouette and Home on the Range. The day ended with a some- what tearful rendition of Auld Lang syne, in French, as the visitors piled into Buses, and everyone else rode off into the sunset, tired but happy. REPRESENTATIVE Fred Lipskey, is the volun- teer representative in Pincher Creek for the Alberta-North- west Territories division of the Canadian Eed Cross Society. 420 TONS OF STEEL IN TRAILER PLANT'S STRUCTURE Kainai Industries Takes Shape By RIC SWIHART Staff Writer STANDOFF Construction on the Kainai Industries' Ltd. building two miles south of here, comparable to the largest type of "thin skinned" building in Canada, has started1. Thte building, with square feet of floor space, has pounds of steel in the super structure, all trucked to .the site from the factory in Nebraska. Steve Pocza, owner mana- ger of Pocza Construction of Lethbridge, said actual build- ing time will be about 60 work- ing days, with the work crews going six days per week. "This is a first for western Canada and can be rated as one of the largest non-support- ing convex roof stressed skin steel buildings in the he said. "There are no columns or vertical walls, with the actual steel construction s t a r t ing from the concrete founda- tions." Mr. Pocza has eral contracts sub-let sev- ___ for various stages of the construction, in- cluding Hata Concrete of Claresholm for the floor and foundations, Draco Excavating of Lethbridge for earth work, Foothills Concrete Placing of Claresholm for finishing, G. H. Baxter and Son Ltd. and Dor- ren Electric, both of the city, for inside work. Mr. Pocza said cement pour- ing for the square foot floor will begin next week, with inside work like plumbing and electrical work beginning as the steel construction pro- gresses. He said offices, sleep rooms and lunch rooms would be built inside. Link With World Centres South Student Miss Annelies Warkentin was one of 122 students qualifying for the honor roll during the spring semester at Bethel Col- lege in North Newton, Kansas. Miss Warkentin is tfe daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Warkentin of Coaldale. VOLUNTEER Bichard Bengry of Cardston Is the volunteer representative for Cardston, Magrath, Ray- mond, Stirling and Waterton for the Alberta-Northwest Ter- ritories division of the Canadi- an Ked Cross Society. RECEIVES DIPLOMA t RICHARD K. ORSTEN At Graduation Exercises held on June 26, 1970, Richard K. Orsfen was among thosa to receive his Diploma in Soil and Wafer Technology from (ho Olds Agricultural Voca- tional College. He also re- ceived on award from the Al- berta Irrigation Projects As- sociation for proficiency in his Technology. Fijinsheep Meet The Canadian Finnsheep readers' Association will hold inaugural meeting July 20 nd 21 in'Edmonton. Certified recently by H. A. Bud) Olson, federal minister f agriculture, the Finnish andrace is a breed known for s high prolificacy. About 90 er cent of all litters are mul- iple births. Finnsheep came to Canada in 966, when the University of lanitoba brought an experi- tiental flock in from Scotland, ince that time private breed- rs have made extensive im- ortations into Canada from Inland. Sheep from these im- xnrtations were then sold to javal University and the Can- da department of agriculture or research work. U of L To Have Computer BY JIM WILSON Herald Staff Writer The University of Lethbridge has purchased a time- sharing computer which, when installed Aug. 1, will link the U of L via regular telephone lines with almost any major computer centre in the world. The comDuter system, a Hewlett. Packard ZOOOB, will located in the university Bookstore Building until the 1} of L's new West Lethbridge campus is completed late in 1971. Dr. Philip Daykin, professor of mathematics and computer science at the university, is in charge of the computer proj- ect, and says that at first the system will be used almost ex- clusively as an aid in teaching for all science courses, as well ns a computational tool for re- search. Eventually, however, most university records will be com- puterized through the univer- sity's own system (they are currently processed in Leth- bridge by Datatron Processing and Systems, Dr. Daykin said present plans include connection with a major computer to be built at the University of Calgary, which would be connected through telephone lines to many smaller educational stitutions in Alberta. The U of L's computer would then act as a "tele-processing terminal" for the major U of C system which would cost about million if the project is undertaken. The H-P 2000B system is one of the most versatile available, using several computer lan- guages including FORTRAN, a general language; ALGOL, an international mathematics language: ard a special H-P system known as Computer Basic, for simple commands to the computer system. Through larger comput c r systems the U of L will also be able to use COBOL, the business language employed by computers. FIRST CONNECTIONS At first the university system will have 12 teleprinter connec- tions (used by anyone wishing to operate the computer to talk to it) similar to a normal elec- tric typewriter, but plans to ex- pand later in the term to a 16- teleprinter system. Four or more of the tele- printers will be fully mobile so hey can be located temporar- ly hi any classroom or office in the university. These con- nect to the maui computer .hrough ordinary teleph one mes, when the telephone hand- set from any telephone is placed in a small device known as an acoustic coupler. The same telephone connec- tion links the computer with every computer system in the world with a similar capacity. "This means our computer is as near to anyone on or off the nearest telephone, and our computer it- self is as near to any larger computer as any said Dr. Baykin. The system will not be com- mercially used, he added, but is an absolute necessity for the university's continued devel- opment. And due to the special versatility of this advanced third generation computer sys- tem, he said, the U of L will have a facility as good as most larger universities now have. The H-P 2000B system will store words each of which is the equivalent of one instruction through a complex coding method a magnetic core memory. BACK UP MEMORY A further, back-up memory system called a magnetic drum (similar to a stack of 45 rpm will hold words and could be expand- ed almost, indefinitely. BUCHANAN COLLECTION Eskimo Trading Post, by Group of Seven painter Fred Varley, two ceramic birds and g metal sculpture are among the 25 pieces in the Buchan- an collection housed at the Yales Memorial Centre. Willed to the city by Donald Buchan- an, who died in 1966, the paintings are rotated to some extent for showing the Yales gallery area, but no shelves are available for exhibition of the ceramics. They, plus many of the paintings, are kept in a locked room. Under the terms of the will, the collec- tion was to revert to the Allied Arts Centre in Calgary wihin one year after Mr Buchan- an's death if the city did not provide a suitable display area, with constant supervision. The Lethbridge Communily College displays 44 paintings in tho administration building which were donated by Hugh and Donald Buchanan in 1962. Dr. Daykin said" when the U of .L library expands, the drum memory would likely be expanded to a 50 million word capacity. The new computer system will be able to add two num- bers of any length in 3.2 mil- lionths of a second, and wil take 700 milh'onths of a second to multiply any two numbers. (The computer can do aboui a million computations in less than two With the time sharing con- figuration of the computer, stu dents and researchers will be able to receive almost instanl answers to their problems, no matter how complex, com- pared to as much as a full da> for many computers withou' time sharing capacity. In addition to university classes using the comouter di rectly in class work. Dr. Day kin said a system will be work- ed out so city schools can also tie into the system via tele phone lines. He said the schools would be rented time at a nominal rate and could lease teleorinter out lets from Alberta Government Telephones. Since the H-P 2000B can han die 32 teleprinters simultane- ously, the computer would be almost constantly availab 1 e through normal telephones and lines, and could even be hook ed up in a home. TELEVISION HOOKUP Eventually a television hook up could be installed, so thai for example the dean of arts and science, reviewing a stu dent's record, could dial a spa cial password code to the com puter, which would instanllj "remember" the record, and translate it into television sig nals through a cable network. (The password system wil guarantee that outsiders can not dial into the private rcc ords of the The same television system worth about a set could also be used to read in formation from computers, other cities. Dr. Daykin said until the cos drops, however, televis i o r won't be used much: te'.eprint ers cost only about each Another favorable feature the U of L computer is that i is automatic, so can be locket up in its own room (it is onl six feet square and two fee deep) and used through th teleprinter connections on a 24 hour basis. Mr. Pocza, who purchased a pecial crane for lifting the eel sheets irlo position, said has a regular crew of six key men with the rest of the work crew hired from the re- serve. He is also doing his part In the hire-a-student with six university students working on the project. He said the steel sheets are all bolted together with and 1% inch bolts, spaced about six inches apart. In all, there will be about bolts in the building when completed. He said crews use electric and air impact wrenches for the construction. FREE EQUIPMENT The Canadian Red Cross So- ciety supplies, free of charge, such sickroom equipment as wheelchairs, commode chairs, crutches and bedpans. SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 AND UP Phone 328-2176 EVERY GIRL ISA POTENTIAL PRINCESS! You see them everywhere Those Girls with willing smilss and winning personalities. It could be a neighbor, friend, daughter, sister, or yourself! Tlie LETHBRIDGE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION invites you to be a PRINCESS-OF-THE-DAY, during Whoop-Up Days, 1970. Five Girls chosen" (one each day) from Lethbridge and surrounding disiricis. ENTRY FORM r; "1 PRINCESS OF THE DAY" DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION P, 0. BOX 704, lelhbridge, Alberta. NAME..................AGE ADDRESS................M.D------ NOMINATED BY I I I PRIZES: Guests of DBA for lunch and dinner, par- ticipation in parade, tickets for Grandstand, introduction at major fair activities, whoop- up corsage, and on the final day, one girl will receive a ward- robe. eMh will hi provided if Memory) ;