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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LHHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Juno 14, 197J- Flying is a invigorating experience, reporter discovers CATHY HETI Ileralil Staff Writer "What if I .yA. 1 I knew I w h e r e my 1 stomach was when I set I foot in t h o J little p 1 n n e, I the first time Jin my life. But t h e n, you "never know if f 3 the heart skip- ping a beat will overpower the stomach. They carry cute little bags on airliners. Some peo- ple get so scared, or nervous from hitting an air pocket or something, it's jnst natural to get sick. I am not like some people who nre almost born in an aircraft. Some start using planes as a means of trans- portation before they can re- member. They just become a part of the wild blue yonder, filled with sunny skies and fluffy floating clouds. Others havo never been higher than the top of the tallest skyscrapers built today. And even then, they are standing on something solid. So not knowing how I would react, Iclulchedmy little bag. But I now con say I have experienced part of the world that birds see every day. Fly- Ing Is one of the most heav- enly breath- taking, inspi- rational experiences one can have. Obviously, I didn't get sick. I didn't see any worms I'd like to swoop down upon. In fact I didn't even sec any humans I'd like to fly down and meet. But it did appear that I was part of a cliildhood play- ground; that all of the houses, trees, cars, and tractors were those that I iiad placed there with my own hands.. Cathy and Larry Many arguments are developing over Fort Whoop-Up site safety., study Southern Alberta's historic Fort Whoop-Up site is one of the few truly national pieces cf Conadianna. So say organizations dedicat- ed to the preservation of such sites. However, opinions range on how the Fort Whoop-Up site currently located on private property should be preserved. And site owner Alfred Hub- bard is "fed up" with the lack of consultation with Mm before news releases are made. The historic site should be- long to the people and the ar- tifacts salvaged should remain In southern Alberta, Air. Hub- bard said. "There is a right and a wrong way of going about he said, and most or- ganizations are doing things "the way." Although Mr. Hubbard feels the site and its artifacts should belong to the people, he says he should be contacted before releases such as one made June 2 by a University of Cal- gary professor. Dr. Brian Reeves, a U of C archeologist said the site is in danger of becoming worthless through vandalism, ajxl placed the blame on the steps of the University of Lethbridge. He said the U of L had an opportunity to help begin ex- cavating the site by utiiizin" a prant offer from Cal- gary's Riveredge Foundation- GET THE FACTS tUff. 18 years ago EtNA FAll. created Slrenh Stitches. Now competitors ore getting excited CArT. Our IMc! yeort rftVi I o I d) SUPERMA1IC can do more than our com- t' 197) models. EArT. Tn> EINA SUPER- rAVl. MAI1C It rated the world's most versatile sewing machine. DON'T BUY UNTIL YOU For Iree demonstration contact SEWING CENTRE Sih Strut South PfiM. 337-M77 a 327.111 S The university turned down the offer following a May meet- ing with all participating par- ties including Mr. Hubbard. The U of L refusal was based on the following, according to U of L anthropologist T. A. Moore: The amount offered was about one quarter of the amount needed to conduct a complete excavation; Russell in nomination Renowned naturalist, wildlife author and film maker Andy Russell said Monday he hasn't decided for sure yet to seek the local liberal nomination for the next federal election. In an interview, Mr. Russell said, "When you are consider- ing such a move, it takes some time" and would not say when he will make a decision. To the question of why would he running on a Lib- eral party ticket in a tradition- ally Conservative area, Mr. Russell said, "Even though the history of Alberta has been Conservative, there is no rea- son things can't be changed." The only person to announce his intention to seak the Lib- eral nomination for the Leth- bridge constituency is lawyer John Boras. Businessman Mel Fengstad has also been mentioned as a possible candidate, but has made no commitment. FUR COAT STORAGE TIME THE LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS PHONE 327-2209 There was insufficient time to handle the necessary prepar- ations excavation schedule slated May 15-Aug. 30; Due to budgetary shortages, wooden features likely could not be preserved and would deteriorate rapidly once ex- posed to air. "This would preclude the op- tion of preserving parts o! the original fort in any future de- velopment of the site as a historic Mr. Moore said. "A partial excavation, even if the features were covered with plastic tarpaulins and then back silled, would be a great convenience to vandals for they could rapidly locate features without the use of mechanical detectors. "Hence, the partial opening of the site coupled with its at- tendant publicity would prob- ably accelerate the destruction by Mr. Moore said. He cited an excavation at Fort Rocky Mountain House, where partial work virtually wiped out the historic usefulness of the site. Bob Kidd, an archeologist with the provincial historic sites office, says the preserva- tion of wooden portions of the original structure is not that important. The documentation of arti- facts, and where and how the structures were built and lo- cated are of prime importance, he said. Mr. Kidd said the wooden remnants uncovered will even- tually decay whether they are covered or not, once exposed to air. Any protective measures just slow down tha inevitable. However, the site should be documented as early as possi- ble to study the former occu- pants' lifestyle, so vandals would be deprived of further disturbing the historic Infor- mation still there. A further Herald survey shows both views about the Fort Whoop-Up site have mustered support, with the immediate ex- cavation supporters winning out. The provincial government has been approached by var- ious bodies to turn the Fort Whoop-Up site into a provin- cial park. Horst Schmidt, minister of culture, recreation and youth, says the proposal is under con- sideration. He said the government !s setting aside a fund to deal with the RCMP Centennial- In addition, Mr. Schmidt says the federal government is also involved and interested in preserving ttie Fort Whoop-Up site, but he could not elaborate. Red Eye plans drug lectures Red Eye, an organization de- signed to act as a liaison be- tween the city's youth and agencies for community ser- vice has organized a series of lectures on drug use and abuse. The six lecture program will be assisted by social work agencies in the city. The first lecture will take place Thursday at p.m. in the Kate Andrews lecture theatre at the Lethbridge Com- munity College. Featured speaker will be Jan Skirrow, superintendent of ed- ucation and community ser- vices with the Alberta Alcoho- lism and Drug Abuse Commis- sion in Calgary. Mr. Skirrow will speak on Prescription Drugs and Society. The lectures, which will con- tinue on a bi-monthly basis, are especially recommended for parents, and are open to the public. r t s L CARPETS i BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERING 2715- 12thAve. S. Sales and Installation by Don Bergman Phones: Office 328-0372 Res. 329-1854 And the fields were those I had cultivated by scraping a branch across the dirt. The rivers and lakes were there because I had poured a cup full ol water into tiie hollow spots. But I came back to reality. My toy ears didn't move un- less I pushed them with my hands, and the cars and trucks I saw did move. My cultivation didn't have the ar- tistic look of the summerfal- low I saw below me. Nor did r ever have enough little buildings to set up cities the size that I saw Leth- bridge to be. My toy cows didn't move either, but the ones I saw moved on their own accord. And my toy world didn't cover the beautiful expanse of miles of country side that we flew over that day. I thoroughly enjoyed my flight. And it was because I had never experienced such a thrill before, that given the offer, and having hopefully the intestinal fortitude to try something new, I couldn't re- fuse. As we drove out to the air- port, I was imagining to my- self what flying would be like. Nothing I magined then com- pared with what I saw and felt. We met Larry Kohls, the pilot, who signed the neces- sary papers to take the plane out. We walked through the hangers to a beautiful little red and white plane. I can't tell you what It Is called. I never asked. I was too excited and too anxious. to experience the thrill of: leaving the ground in some- thing that could move where It wished. The pilot took his time checking the oil and the wind flaps; in fact he checked ev- erything to see that It was in perfect order. If we all checked our cars thoroughly and made sure they were In perfect shape before we drove them, some of us wouldn't be driving the rattle traps we do. What a limousine we step- ped into. Besides a pilot's and a passenger's seat, there was another seat behind, and all were done in fine-textured coverings. As a first-time flyer, I got the privilege of sitting up front. Two pedals Identical to I lie pilot's rested at my feet. A half-circle "steering wheel" at my fingertips' disposal tempted me to try a bit of monkey business while up in the air. "Hey! I get to drive, do V." I sal A enthusiastically. Of course, I got negative re- sponses from "my two pas- sengers." A panel of circles filled with odd diagrams and numbers, switches and knobs rested upon the dash that spread out in front of us. All of these in- struments, of course, were used to start and to fly the plane, determine the altitude and speed at which we'd be going, and in case of trouble, such as trying to land in a foggy night, I discovered there are instruments that could help the pilot guide the plane right down the centre of the runway when he landed it. My heart sped a little faster when the motor "turned and the propeller start- ed to spin. With our seat bells attach- ed, we felt the plane start to taxi down the runway. The pilot picked up his mic- rophone, spoke a few words, and then got a reply from a prson sitting in a little build- ing in the middle of the run- ways. I found out that the planes must take off into the wind, so therefore the pilot got instruc- tions as to which runway to use. The motor of the plane speeded up. Then we started to move. And then faster. Before I could realize it, the- nose of the plane was tilted upwards, and we stead- ily climbed. Everything that was life-size became smaller and smaller. I felt like I was one of the freest living things that in- habits the earth. Flying feet above the ground, we moved steadily at a speed of about 125 miles per hour. The first, almost (for me) disaster, was when the pilot started to turn tlie plane. It was tilling to its right side, Of course, not realizing what was occurring that moment, I gasped, "What's happen- But the pilot didn't stop the plane to let me out How could he? He just kept flying. And I kept looking down at the earth. I am sometimes a bit leary of standing on the top of a building, because of my internal fear of falling. My knees were weak for a few seconds, but then I told myself that there was no way we could fall out of he plane, and I assured myself the pilot was fully csmpetent. After restoring my s e I f- confidence I noticed the tilings I see as a wanderer on the earth's surface arc beau- tiful, but do not compare In quite the same way as see- ing the same things from a bird's eye view. There were no roads to fol- low, so we moved where liked. I made a game of try- ing to identify the highway over which we crossed, or the town I saw to my left. I wondered what the people on the -ground thought to themselves as we flew over them. I didn't see any younger children waving their arms around, as I used to do as a youngster when an aircraft would fly over our farm. The sun took on a different appearance, seeing it from the air. It was getting eloso to sunset, and the light spread across the laces we travel- led, making the earth seem like heaven.' We started back towards Lelhbridge as we noticed clouds building up in the west. I can remember hitting only one air pocket. It wasn't bad though. I felt a lump In my throat but It disappeared within time, as I once again concentrated on the earth below. I saw the runway In front ot us as we came close to the airport. It was a different runway than the one we took nff on. I guess it all depend] on the wind direction. 1 then started to Imagine the feeling there'd be as the wheels of the plane hit the pavement. I'd seen movies of crash landings, of the planes getting smashed or spuming around; of passengers and pilots smashed out of shape. And in the news so much there are the reports of hun- dreds killed in airliner crashes. But as we came closer and closer to tho ground the plane's speed decreased, and when we landed, it appeared that we were hardly moving. There was no bouncing or bobbing around, no spinning, no crashing. The plane wheeled along the runway like a car, and ws proceeded slowly back to the hangers. After stopping, I opened the door to the plane and stepped upon the ground. I was rather relieved to be on solid ground, but I was disappointed at hav- ing this new experience end- ing, when I was beginning to it so much. But I know there'll hn more flying adventures for me. When one gets to like something so much, it's hard to keep away from it. I stuck the little white plas- tic bag they gave me at first away. Maybe someone else will need it. Rut not this kid! Lethbridge school trustees fight teacher training change By RON teachers are not com- Hcrall Staff to act as associates to Lethbridge public school trustees led the Interns unless they have special said Mr. Turner. against a proposal that the boards do not have berta School Trustees' Association s e e k the right to power or personnel to do the Job, either." ter the field experience Boras, chairman of the ponent of teacher education and take It out of the hands separate school board, took a different view. (lie we not able to organize Reg Turner told the 600 plan to bridge the gap and egates attending the special association meeting in competent and dedicated teachers to the classroom? Tuesday that trustees should be prepared to have the money or the people to administer the on this responsibility and we should be prepared to start Glendale seeks new Glendale Recreations Glendale Recreations was has reapplied to Uie Municipal Planning Commission to by the MFC, the com- tablish a 16-lane bowling and its president, Harold at Holiday sued the city, Holiday The MFC turned down a Ltd., and Smith ilar application last fall because of insufficient parking on the Holiday Village and Wilson, contractors for the hotel and complex. A spokesman for the city claim against Holiday spection and development Ltd., and the contractor partment said there is for for an estimated parking provided for the of revenue because of the plex without the bowling of the wall and 5127, but indicated the opening of for equipment loss. bowling alley would leave a claim also nsks for a ficiency in the parking order requiring the city ments. The bowling alley was Holiday Village allocate 120 parking stalls on the Hofi- after an outside wall Village site for the bowling during demolition of a to make way for the suit does not go to court November. After the first Kanashiro, chief build- inspector for the city, said date has been set for the Recreations reappli-cation to go to the MFC. build camp facilities Two volunteer work crews fund still needs city firefighters have make boy scout Camp Impcesa a more versatile place money youth Canadian Cancer Society The crews, totalling eight men, spent their time off building a pump house and six new sections of floating dock for neUed from its fund-raising campaign in Lethbridge and district, secretary Margaret Gunn said today. She urged those canvassers camp's have not yet made their Camp Impeesa's to do so "as soon as Ernie Holberton said the She said 21 of the 40 fighters had done a have not reported job in assisting to up-grade returns. camp's facilities for the objective for Lethbridge proaching summer the district U (right Mr. Boras said.' John Paterson, Edmonton public school trustee, was high- ly critical of the proposal. "We are being asked to spend ?H4 million of somebody's money to do a job that makes no sense at he said. "This resolution should be put down soundly as an Insane scheme." Delegates decided to pass the hot potato back to the ASTA executive for further study, and it's likely that it will come up again during the associa- tion's annual meeting in No- vember. A study of estimated costs of administering the program pre- dicted yearly costs could reach the ?2 million mark "when all aspects of the program are con- sidered." The convention passed a res- olution stating that the schools are unable to support imple- mentation of driver education in the schools because of the heavy financial responsibility of such a venture. Three resolutions d e a 1 ing with natural resources went down to defeat at the hands of the trustees. The resolutions urged the provincial government to charge "whatever the market will bear" when selling off gas, oil and coal. A resolution urging a voucher system for education of stu- Man injured in spectacular accident William Arthur Lucas, 20, of Stirling, remained in satisfac- tory condition this morning at St. Michael's General Hospital with multiple undetermined in- juries. Lethbridge RCMP report Lu- cas was the driver of a car which crashed through a guard rail on Highway 5, one mile south of the city limits shortly before midnight Monday. "The car plumetted into Six Mile Coulee, flipped over twice and came to rest on its top about 300 feet into the coulee. The impact of the crash threw the engine more than feet from the c a an RCMP spokesman said. Lucas crawled from t h e wreck and clawed his way up to the lop of the coulee, but was not discovered until after 8 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to hospital by city firefighter ambulance. The Lucas car was totally de- molished. denls beyond age 14 also was defeated by convention del- egates. The idea for a voucher sys- tem in Alberta was first put forward by Dick Gruenwald