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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THINK ART WILLIAMS AGENCIES LTD. FOR REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL for all your Travel Requirements CENTRE VILLAGE Phenti 328-8114 328-3201 The LetKbridne Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Friday, June 2, 1972 PAGES 11 TO 22 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4th AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer is coming. Be ready with a pair of Prescription Sunglasser. Airport firefighters show stuff By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer The firefighters at Lethbridge Kenyon Field Airport are among the best there are, says Fred Deacon, western regional office aiport emergency officer from Edmonton. "They could put some full- time airport firefighters to he said after aiding and watching the local crew extinguish a 500-gallon, degree F. gasoline fire. The exercise was part of the continuous training airport fire- fighters receive. The Lethbridge crew, consist- ing of airport equipment opera- tors, electricians, operators and similar support staff will be able to cope with any crash and fire situation apt to happen here, Mr. Deacon said. "They've all had weeks of specialized training in addition to the continuous training pro- gram they undergo." Five men, clothed in special heat-resistant equipment on board a converted RCAF struc- tural water pumper converged on the blaze at the onset of the exercise. A canon mounted on the top of the truck sprayed the fire, with flames billowing more than 20 feet into the sky, with a high-protein foam. Two firefighters swung a hose off the truck and prepared to attack the fire from another direction. Mr. Deacon rushed into the outskirts of the fire to direct the water canon. Within a few minutes the blaze was smothered. The liquid sprayed onto the fire was a high protein sub- stance composed of foam, liq- uid and water. The foam in- cludes a mixture of chemicals and chicken feathers necessary to smother the blaze. The equipment the men wear consists of special heat-treated suits and helmets. While the equipment is heat resistant, it does burn, Mr. Deacon said. The exercise was in its sec- ond day, with today's training reserved to office staff. They will learn to properly use fir extinguishers. Whoop-Up site won't last until fall Airport firefighters attack gasoline blaze. By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The historic site of Fort Whoop-Up will be destroyed by this fall and the blame has been laid directly at the doorstep of the University of Lethbridge. Vandals have been invading the site and destroying every- thing in search of artifacts. Metal detectors are used, and then the site is dug up. Dr. Brian Reeves, assistant professor of archeology at the University of Calgary, said the U of L could have helped save the site, or at least the critical parts of it, before the predicted demise of the location this fall, by agreeing to go ahead with the excavation project at a spe- cial meeting early in May. The charge that the U of L is responsible stems from the e a r 1 y May meeting when a foundation from Calgary offer- ed to out up for the ex- cavation work. The representative of the U of L, a member of the anthro- pology department, was defin- itely against the project. Dr. Reeves said the represen- tative felt the project wouldn't be carried out properly, even though there is no archeological department at the U of L. The Calgary foundation then offered the to the uni- versity directly so it could carry out the excavation but this was also refused. Dr. Reeves assumes the reasons would be lack of the basic equipment and a lack of trained personnel. The whole episode started when the Fort Whoop-Up Chap- ter of the Alberta Historical So- Two found guilty in assault charge O A few minutes later the blaze is extinguished. Centre reques denied City council Monday filed request for a grant t help the Native Friendship So ciety of Southern Alberta main tain the Lethbridge Friendship Centre. The original application haaturday and Sunday with th emperature a very comfort ble 70 degrees, or thera bouts. Add to that the fact that onl ght winds are expected, and SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY at. ERICKSEN'S (SPECIAL CHILDREN'S MENU) EXCELLENT FOOD GRACIOUS SERVICE both fcasic ingredients for relaxed and enjoyable dining! DINNER MUSIC 6 to 8 p.m. by 1EN ZOETEMAN, Accordionist m OLO TWADITON or wi TAUTT i ledaulattt you have a perfect weekend. Despite all the sunshine Leth bridge has enjoyed for the pas few days, we still have a lot o catching up to do if we plan t retain our "sunny southern Al berta" reputation. During the month of May Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Cranbrook all hac more hours of sunshine than Lethbridge. This city reeordet 257.4 hours of sunny weather Edmonton, Calgary and Med- icine Hat all went over the 300 mark in hours of sunshine. The mean temperature for May was 52.6 degrees. The lighest temperature was while the low was 27. There "When words fail, say it with flowers" MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1515 was no snowfall and only 1.7 inches of precipitation during the month. Library plans out on Tuesday Initial sketch plans for the new library have been comple- ted and will be presented to the library board Tuesday. The plans will call for a two- storey structure to be built of nine standard-sized modular units on the north end of the School site. The exact location of the library on the property has now been deter- mined, George Dew, chief li- brarian said. The archetect, George Wat- son, has drawn plans for an 'esthetic as well as utilitarian" )uilding, Mr. Dew said. The cost of the li- >rary was based on a floor area of square feet. The ketch plans call for an in- rease to square feet. la- ications are there may be a orresponding increase in the ost of the building by as much as The plans are expected to go )efore city council within two Mr. Dew said. Council ,dll have the final say on whe- ther, the plans are acceptable. By LARRY BENNETT Herald Staff Writer Michael Lee Swallow, 25, of Topeka, Kansas, and Patrick Alexander, 19, of Lethbridge, were found guilty in a special session of magistrate's court Thursday of a charge of assault causing bodily harm to John David Baird, April 15. The seven hour trial ended with a summation by Judge L. W. Elford which resulted in an overnight remand for Swal- low and a two week remand for Alexander. Swallow was sentenced this morning to a two month jail term for his part in the assault of Baird in his home, to run concurrently the two month sentence he received for as- sault causing bodily harm and another two month sentence for causing a disturbance. Alexander was remanded to give a probation officer time to prepare a pre sentencing re- port. The report will be used to help Judge Elford determine how Alexander should be sen- tenced. During the trial major differ- ences in evidence between testimony of the Crown wit- nesses and defense witnesses developed. John Baird and three other persons who had been in his home during the night hi ques- tion told the court Swallow had used a double barrelled shot- gun as a club and had struck Baird in the forehead. Additional evidence indicated Alexander had kicked Baird after he had been felled by the blow from the stock of the gun. Both the Crown and defense evidence indicated Jack Stan- ley Soltys had been involved in the fracas which finally ended hi a serious gunshot wound in the stomach to Soltys and a charge of attempted murder against Baird. Evidence presented by Swal- low and Alexander refuted the actions accounted in the Crown witness testimony. Judge Elford accepted Baird's testimony when he told the court a party at his home had gotten out of hand and no one had paid any attention to him when he asked them to leave. In an attempt to make them leave, Baird and another per- son living at the house brought out two loaded shotguns. The fight which resulted end- ed only after Baird was beaten and Soltys was shot. Swallow has been previously convicted of assault causing bodily harm to Al Hober, man- ager of the El Rancho Motor Hotel, and causing a disturb- ance in a public place stem- ming from the same incident March 18, receiving concurrent two month sentences in both charges. The joint charge against Swallow, Allen Louis Blomme, 25, of Lethbridge and Michael D. Waggoner, 29, of Anchorage, Alaska, was withdrawn by the Crown. No reason was given. Murray Sihvon, Lethbridge agent for the attorney-general, said Swallow will be deported to the U.S. following his jail term. MMMMMMMM The number of honey colonies increased from in 1970 to in 1971; total production increased from 1.75 million pounds in the previous year to 2.1 million pounds in 1971, with a colony average of 175 pounds. The price showed an increase to 22 cents from 15 cents per pound. Export to Japan and the U.S.A. reached record heights. ciety and the Lethbridge Cen- tre of the Alberta Archeologi- cal Society expressed an inter- est in having the Fort Whoop- Up site excavated. There were no funds available so efforts remains stagnant. Interest was renewed when the vandalism became promi- nent. The artifact hunters were actually taking odds and ends and in the process destroying the really valuable parts of the site. "They destroyed the garbage pits, structures, foundations and pallisades and these are more important than the arti- said Dr. Reeves. "The structures and the arch- itecture are the parts which remains largely unknown to historians." Inquiries were received from the Historic Sites Services in Ottawa (a federal agency) but this body was out of money also. Dr. Reeves and other Inter- ested historians and students applied for a Opportuni- ties for Youth grant that would give employment to 20 students 10 from Lethbridge and 10 from Calgary. This was turned down, leaving the project with no money. The Calgary foundation, which wishes to remain anony- mous, then told the project or- ganizers it would come up with the to cover the rest of the expenses for the project. When the OFY grant was turned down, the foundation al- lowed its offer to stand so the critical parts of the site could still be excavated and preserv- ed for history. At the May meeting, repres- entatives of the Glenbow Alber- ta Foundation. Riveredge Foun- dation in Calgary, U of C, U ef L, the Lethbridge section of the Alberta Archeological Society, and the Sir Alexander Gait Museum finally decided that all the artifacts should be left in Lethbridge. This is when the project was turned down by the U of L rep- resentative. Dr. Reeves said the refusal is now irreversible, since the money from the Calgary foun- dation has since been commit- ted to other sources. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVIRY PAIR SHOE REPAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7th STREET SOUTH CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 TRY DEW WORM PROBLEMS? GREEN CROSS 40% CLORDANE EMULSION Kills dew worms, ants, spiders, white grubs, ear- wigs and many other pests. 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