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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta AUTUMN IN THE ORIENT Special "Expo 70" Wind-up Tour (described by many ai ihfl greatest exhibition over See for yourself ot low charier prices. All 22 BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE From CALGARY only From VANCOUVER: only S824 Departure Dull S799 September 8 The Lcthbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION' Lethbridgc, Alberta, Saturday, July 11, 1370 PAGES 13 TO 24 a s A. E. CROSS WE TAKE GRAIN IN TRADE ABOVE MARKET PRICES GIVEN Heavy Fines Set For Drug Charges Fines totalling more than 100 were levied against. six pc sons in Lethbridge magistrate court Friday en drug chargi involving possession of mar juana. One other person appearin was released on bail of The seven were of nine ai rested recently, eight of them at the Canadian U.S. borde point of .Coutts, 65 miles south east of Lethbridge. Seven of tie nine were from around Denver, Colorado. On was from Great Falls, Montan and the other from Lethbridge Those from Colorado, their age and the fires each receiv ed were: Alfred Skipton, 25 5600; Dorothy Bright, 20, Teri Campbell, 19, 5500; Eu gene Mattelli, 20, 3600; Willia Blagg, 2D, George Guar ina, 19, Jeffrey Thurston, 22, of Grea Falls and Wendell Schweigcr 20, of Denver, failed to appea Friday. They are on bail Their cases were set over tc July 17. If they do not appear then, bail will be forfeited and a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The Lethbridge person Akira No Change In Weather -The temperature and weatlv er conditions in southern AI berta are expected to be much the sarns for the weekend as they have been for the lasl few days. The weather office says Leth- bridgc can look for a high in the 80s today and Sunday with an overnight low of 60. There is a chance of some thunder showers tonight, are) winds will be light over the weekend. The Edmonton, Edson, Red Deer, St. Paul and Coronation area has cooler temperatures with a risk of hail. Edmonton is experiencing thunder show- ers at the present time. For those heading to the Cal- gary Stampede, the weather conditions are much the same as the Lethbridge area. The parks and recreation de- partment in Lethbridge want to remind everyone the summer outdoor concert series con- tinues Sunday with the Cava- iierB, a western group, playing at Henderson Lake Park from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Leslie Matsui, IS, was released on bail until July 31 when he will appear for election and plea. Three of those fined, Skipton, Bright and Campbell, had orig- inally been charged when pick- ed up at Coults July 4, with im- porting narcotics. Charges were later reduced to possession of the drug. Under the original charge, the maximum sentence is life in prison. The minimum is sev- en years. Sentence could have been suspended if the case had proceeded on that basis. Blagg was arrested July 7 at Coutts. Apparently Canadian border officials noticed one rim wheel on Blagg's car was clean while the remainder of the car was dirty. They found 11 ounces of mar- ijuana in the tire. RCMP in Waterloo Lakes National Park arrested a Pitts- burg, Pennsylvania, man early Friday morning Allan Pepper, 19, and charged him with pos session of hashish. He pleaded guilty in magi strate's court in Lethbridge Friday afternoon and was fined i200 and costs or 30 (fays in jail. Apparently Pepper purchased his hashish in Montreal and consequently didn't receive as leavy a fine as the other Americans, who were caught Hinging il across the border. Vulcan Given Map The Board of Directors of the Calgary Stampede have do- nated a 50 by 150 foot map of Alberta to the tcwn of Vulcan and the Travel and Convention of Southern AI- xsrta. Frank Smith, manager of the CASA said the map, done in old relief on four-by-eight heets of a cork-like substance, made two years ago for1 ie Stampede at a cost of 00. The map was transported to- ay to Vulcan, where it will te assembled. Tourist Zone 1 ill be clearly marked with mall models in appropriate laces identifying points of in- erest located in the southern Iberta area. ONE WAY TO COOL IT-Four-year-ol d Johnny Horvath decided the city's hot wea- ther just had to be licked, and what belter Way to do it than, er, on a tricycle. So while an unidentified and envious churn watched from behind a telephone post, Johnny rode coolly down 7th Ave. Photo-by Walter Kerber. University Calls Tenders July 31 Worth Million By JIM WILSON Education Writer Two major contracts worth more than million and about 20 smaller ones totalling about million will be let by the University of Lelhbridge !arly in August. Tenders have already been called for the work, and Ere due by July 31. The largest contact will be 'or mechanical work, budgeted at and includes ilumbing, air conditioning, ventilation and heating. Boilers for heating, and chill- ers for the air conditioning were pre-tendered because they must be ordered early. The boilers will be used to heat the construction site this winter. The other major contract is or all of the electrical work, and is budgeted at It is expected that electrical work will continue into 1972 before it is finislred, although all major work for every contract is to be inished by September or Octo- ber of 1971. The collection of smaller contracts, listed as architec- ,ural work, include everything rom flooring and ceiling work a painting and decorating, and will be hid on separately. Dennis Wilson, project man- iger for Foole Construction iid., who arc in charge of the J of L academic building, said t is likely many of the archi- ectural contracts will be bid in groups. 'We've relatively few ten- ders to local contractors so far because most of them haven't been for work the local people Mr. Wilson added. "We're hoping many of the architectural tenders can go to the local people." Work on the West Lethbridge site is progressing almost on schedule, although due to rain and other minor delays a few portions are about four days behind. The pre-cast concrete work, Mr. Wilson said, is "Embarras- singly ahead of everyone else." Pre-cast work is being done by Bor.'gdon Concrete Ltd., of Vancouver, and ilieir com- pleted beams and panels are stored on the site. One large crane has already been placed in the elevator shafts, and two more will be added as they are needed. Elevators themselves will be installed by the Otis Elevator Company in a contract already let. There will be five top-to-bottom elevators, one lop-lo-bottom freight elevator and two smaller elvators cov- ering only two floor sectors. Most of the work visible from the city side df the river so far has been preparatory to con- struction, but Mr. Wilson said the project should have pro- gressed far enough by the end of August that parts of the ac- tual building can be seen. However, much of the install- ation of pre-cast beams and wall cladding panels will be done at night, since they re- quire use of the large cranes, which will be under heavy de- mand for other work during the day. Armed Holdup Nets In City Sometime near daybreak Sat- urday morning, armed robbers held up the night clerk at the Star Lite Motel at 10 Ave., S. and Mayor Magrath Drive, and made off with 5350. Dennis Kjeldgaard, co owner of the Motel, said a man and woman entered the motel about 4 a.m., ordered the night clerk Mrs. Irene Walker to go into the bathroom and remain there, We Could Always Revive The Rainmaking Art cATHHHc Are you planning a ban- quet, wedding reception or social gathering soon? Let us prepare' and serve a delicious meal. to your exact specifications. THE LOTUS BANQUET ROOM for up to 125 persons is available at all times. Phone early for reservalionsi Phone The 327-0240 327-2297 LOTUS Across From The CPR DEPOT By MARGARET LUCKIIURS Herald Staff Writer Those who find it a nuisanc to water gardens during th arid Lethbridge summer should perhaps encourage thi revival of the old fashioned ar of rainmaldng. This craft has fallen into dfa use in the last decade or and is scorned by a cynica generation who disapprove o such nonsense along with th art of water divining. Fifty years ago however, peo pie had faith in the supernatur al powers of mere humans aiw when drought thr'eatened th country the logical thing wa to call on the rainmaker. The popular oaie at the time wa Charles M. Hatfield. He did his thing in the Leth- bridge area about 1926. Hatfield, a Texan, was inter ested in producing rain by arti ficial means and read all he could on the subject in the loca libraries. Coupling this informa lion with his own theories, he began liis life's work. His first step on the road to fame was made in 1904 when COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 337-5454 ARMY, NAVY AIR FORCE VETERANS' CLUB LETHBRIDGE UNIT 34 Is pleased to announce an "ERIC GREENHALGH NIGHT" WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th 8 P.M. A Social Evening for ANAF members in good standing, and iheir wives, to mark the occasion of the retirement of the club's long-lime SECRETARY-MANAGER MR. ERIC GREENHALGH ANAF Members are urged not to miss this important event. he bet Los Angeles busines men that he could break drought that was ruining t district. Hurriedly preparing h chemical formula he set up his apparatus in the mountains, the end of too days over a inch of rain fell and Hatfie! collected his bet. He was t his way. In the next 17 years Hatfie] successfully filled 42 contracts most successful was in Sa Diego in 1916. While it was success it was also disastrou: He had agreed to produc rain for a sum of bu it had to be enough to fill the reservoir. Alas, when the rain came they wouldn't stop. Sev eral lives were lost and thou sands of dollars damage was done to property. Regardless of this over-pro- duction however, Hatfield' :ame became world wide Wherever he went, rain seemec :o follow. It was for this reason ie was asked to come to Al >erta, by a body of business men and farmers known as the United Agricultural Association This association ratified contract for1 the rainmaker which would pay him >er inch of rainfall up to four nches or fraction thereof. The maximum consideration under SUBWAY CONCRETE PRODUCTS CONCRETE PRODUCTS SEPTIC TANKS, etc. orth Mayor Mcgrafh Dr. Phone 328-2298 MOVING? OWEN AOENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES the contract to be Accordingly, Hatfield set up his apparatus at Chappice Lake in southeastern Alberta with the promise that he would bring rain within 6 days. The actual working procedure of the apparatus was so closely guarded that no person in the district ever discovered the se- cret. However, from all reports Hatfield's method was to erecl two or four huge towsrs arount a body of water. Tanks of iron surmounted the towers, with chemical-laden trays connected to the ground by wires, for radio activity. According to Hatfield, an artificial vortex of water was created. Right on time, it started to rain in the Medicine Hat. But as in San Diego, once it got going it. wouldn't stop. The farmers couldn't get the crops in, gardens were soaked and people sent wires asking the association to call the rainmak- er off. Obligingly, the rain stopped, crops were put in and for a time everything went just great. But in July another dry spell hit the area and this time Hatfield's finesse with the sky didn't work, at least not when it was needed. Eventually rain came, but it was a little late for a bumper crop, so the Asso- ciation summarily reduced the rainmaker's fee. However, fame was beckon- ng Hartfield elsewhere that 'ear. He took down his equip- ment, promising to return, only this time to a more producti site. He never did come back. During all of this perioi Lethbridge was having its d spells interspersed with tl fringe benefits of rain that w falling on the Hat. Sever farmers and businessmen urg the city council to employ Ha field, but they rejected the ide preferring instead to put the money into an irrigation sy tern. In 1948 another moistur manufacturer by the name Donald Johnson, from Regin was summoned to Medicine Ha to break up the worst droug the area had experienced ir many years. Lugging along hi Grain Quota The Canadian wheat boar has announced a three-bushe grain quota at Lomond, effec tive immediately. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 CLIFF BLACK, R.D.T., C.D.M. JBIACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Open Saturdays Evening! by Appointment PHONE 327-2822 RESIDENTIAL COOLING SYSTEMS CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1762 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-3388 YES, WE HAVE THEM! The new Kodak fnsfamalic X Cameras and 'he new Flashcuba lhat doesn't require batteries !o fire it. Now you con say good-bye forever lo spoiled flash shols due to low ballories, dirly flash contacts, etc. Come in.and let these remarkable cameras in all price IT'S GOOD BECAUSE WE RECOMMEND IT. Jerry Jjlana A. f. Crew ]i holography Universcope, a rainmaking ma- chine which he declared drew power from the moon, a repeat performance of Hatfield's suc- cess was expected. Lucky for evcryons, it rained. Carried away with success Johnson wrote Lelhbridge city fathers offering his services here but they declined. Why spend the money when once again they were reaping frisge benefits? while they removed all the cash that was on hand. Mrs. Walker said the mao was carrying a gun. Mr. Kjeldgaard said that Mrs. Walker was unable to see whether the couple had come by car. The Motel recently changed hands and is now jointly owned by Mr. Kjeldgaard and Earl Ingarfield. Police are investigating the case. A break, enter and theft was also reported to have occured in Lethbridge last night or early this morning. Thieves entered Pro gress Clothing Ltd. on 5th St. S. and made off with several pairs of cowboy boots. No further details are avail- able at this time. City police are investigating. QUAUTY DENTURE CLINIC 324 Slh SI. S. Ph. 328-7684 Above Capilol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. The Station That's Coming On STRONG Pictured above lefl Jo righl. 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