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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1946 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PAGE ELEVEN MEASURING EFFECT OF ATOMIC BLAST '-X -V- A 'X" vNi v By EDWIN SnSURELL, (Central Press Staff Writer) A crusning quiet bom of tense- ness and expectancy weighs heavily on everyone. Scattered far, wide and high, in and planes, thousands cf rr.en who have ed Song, tedious months toward j this moment for a tone signal 1 to fce radioed. The huge B-23 Superfortress I carrvm? the atoai bomb is leg "toward the target in Lagoon. Tsro minutes before K I reaches it. the tone signal comes. Public address systems aboard all s surface and air crafo aasouace. The curtain rises on man's drama of the all "Operation Slowly, maddeningly, the seconds foot steel towers photograph the white hot blast. High above the- lagoon anil surrounding it, radio-1 controllea Hellcat and A-.enger' planes take pictures of the explo-S sion. cloud, and target area from every conceivable angle with a variety of still and movie cameras. As the huge lethal cloud hiHoirs and mifshrooias skyward, four pilotless Superforts raoie toward it. Froat 25.000 Jeet down to they fir along its outer fringes radioactivity measurements Seiger counters. Other army, planes, fired television record and analyze the effect of detona'iori waies oa the operation of aircraft. Navy drone frora the car- Atom Target Value the! an-j fails blast gathering scientific dat Aboard the ships in the lajoor.. instruments record tne shock. immediately alter the blast, B-29's will take radio- activity measurements. Later, helicopters will take water and ooil samples. Drone boats will enter the lagoon and pick up water samples. SCOURING EUROPE FOR AIRMEN MISSING AND BELIEVED KILLED LONDON, June More than 500 officers and men attached to the nusHag research and inquiry office of the RJLF- are scouring liberated Europe for British air crew lost ounns the war. So far thev haie succeeded in tracing 6.000 of 38.000 air crew re- ported believed Neither time nor expense is spared to fellow up the slightest clue full military honors. On a 10-day whicn I recently made with the British fishing fleet, tee trawler upon which I sailed brought up fragments of aircraft on 70 .per cent of its hauls. hiine plane v structural and equipaieni oaniage. with 1 ing. deafening roar. Hundreds of cameras, thousands of m" Mean-while, ss the heat and radio-' activity of the blast begin to dtsi- pate, radio-controlled boats, guided bv Avenger planes from tne Snangri-La, begin to enter the la- goon. pies up water samples and then are gaided bacS to their "mother" ships. On the islands around the atoll. Cadets To Attend Camps OTTAWA, June Resi- dents were thruled a Cessna plane flew about and finally lanced here this week. It owned and operated bi Emesi and Narcisset Gagnon, of Chester. Mont., who arriied at the same rune as a ear with Joseph Gagnon snd his the Misses Jean and Irma Gagcoa. who are visiting the home cf Mr. and Mrs J X Ersard and Mr. and Mrs. Henr> ESnird. Combined Food Board Terminated WASHINGTON, -June A joint statement by Canada, Bri- tain and United Stales, today aenoucced terrolsatioa their comoiziei food beard, effective MOE- day. Its work will be continued by the mternatioral emergency food coun- cil of 13 incIudiMr Can- ada, which. was established June 20. UaiJ the council -seas formed, fr cad bees plasced to coEtrEue C.F.3. to December 31. Seebe Internment Camp Now Closed CAIOART, JSE- terasaent case? to opea JD, Canada, Seebe ratercmeBi camp was offlrf- aliy closed Pnday Ii.-Cot H. 3f, Watson, eocamaridiEjf officer of canao sanos is opened shortly afwr the beginning of the war, saai sight. Tex -silica tossed aboat 700 German prisoners of -war until a short; has bees closed and be cared for temporarily bv members ef the security guards. iret no "olacs hare bees an- nounced Icr its use. Col. Waisca said. Highly-Touted U.S. Wimbledon Entry I Eliminated W1M3I.SDOX Salaries June 2S the Stales te'rinis pikers had been clo'ted, arid ahich had led expe-is to :r-ey reseat "the 533S sweeo of all Witnoledon utl-es, has been dersteo. That punctuncs Tffas attended 50 bv Jarosiav Drobnv. the Czecn. -A ho yesteraay. in a S-.e-set battle, elim- inated Jack Kramer of Los Angeles. No 2 11 the Deeded list. That lef; .he cisnidUng; American hopes for "atong "lie men's sirijies crown, plura cf Wirablecon, up to fa-o PLACE YOUR Hail Insurance NOW WITH B. J. MERCHANT METCAUE BUILDING SEE CS ABOUT FIRE AND AUTO INSURANCE _____ i flights. UPTTOOK: Eamnshire England 1 An hour laier- t'KT> helicopters! Cana-' 5l" dian soldiers today were committed tnal at the next assizes on as- sault and rocbery charges after villagers testified they overpowered goon from 500 feet down to the surface. One drops low and picks up a samp'e of -scater as the other hovers over the atoli and gathers the two with garden fools wnea the j a sample of soil. Canadians threatened tiiem with I -Meanwnile, surf oen razors. Ptes. Mike Sokalukhad started movi surface craft, which i started moving toward Bikini i __. ____ ._ _ the exact moment o; tne blast. Knu-htoss, 26, o: Ottawa, pleaded begin to reach, the lagoon. A open razors. 28, of Hyas. Ptes. Mike Sokaluk, and Walter s Although the ships to oe used a; Bikini were in service dor-; ing the war, most would have been relegated to the scrap heap. Their, scrap value is on the upwind sice, azd two toward the detonation point. They signal' to the radiological safety j innocent of robbing a of assaulting another vil- lager with intent to rob ana al- ternating to steal an automobile be- longing to a local firm. NIGHT BLIND CHICKS Chickens can see only during tbp day. When, the light fails, thev go to sleep. ..v. ii. centre on destrover comes across the entrance I S- Mount McKinley. that of the seaward side to up a certain areas are safe craft. steam, toward the central target. 1 On the landing craft are board- j ing inspection teams accompanied j by one or two scientists. Damage j and fire-control officers arid ord- i nance specialists ca these teams, will decide whether the ships in i -ie lagoon are safe enough to board.! water sample. moves slowly, keeping a careful watch on a Gesger counter to prevent radio- active water being drawn into its engines. Aparcximately four hours after the explosion sat steam in, two on the downwind side, two Botn cf them a ere slated to cors- oete today as a arcsram of 5n rcatches completed the journamerit's Srst week and brought :he men's play down to the quarier-5nals. Tom the United Slates arrnv mortar gunner put ou; Francisco iPancno' Se- gtira'of Ecuador Thursday sn an upset. i.oi qxute ccnie up to the iurpnse of Kraraer's defeat was malchee -with Tony Honiara of while Budge Patty met the No. 1 seeded piayer. Australian Dinav AU-Srglar.d oiate consolation svent. for players eliminated in the Srst snd second rounds of singles, got way with Frank Meaner of Sait Lake Citr plaving Mahoud Talaat. Egyptian cupper, and Beeraaa of Hoval Oak. Mich, meeting Enrique Buse of Peru. j DOUBLE LIQUOR j TORONTO. June 29 The Ijquo-- Control Board of Ontario vesterdav announcea the provincial liauor ration cf two bottles of spirits each, half month wsU be doubled July 2 and that rationing of itn- ported wine will end June 30. There _ is no change in the current ration of beer 12 quarts a month or of Ontario wine one bottle a week, j TTST 3HKUB i The smallest a flowering plant in the world is tne waterrceal. measuring about; 1-32 of an inch in diameter. WART OF PIRATES Ancient Greeks _ the eaOiuii of Amcus jjuies inland as" protection against the pirate- 1 infested sea. Retail Stores Close 1 p.m. -------July 4th------ Honoring Veterans of the Second Great War, mnd enabling them, their families and friends, to attend the" Rodeo being staged for their entertainment, the Retail Merchant, of the city of Lethbrrdge will their at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 4th. RETAIL MERCHANTS. Annual Picnic PARK LAKE on Monday, Dominion Day, JULY 1 TToder Auspices of Lethbridfre Constituency C.C.F. SPORTS, BALL GAMES Speaker JD afternoon Mr. A. J. E. C.C.F. Member from Calgary REFRESHMENT BOOTH OX OKOCSO8__________ Bus Leaves Lethbridge Hotel 11 a.m. Returning in the evening at 5 p-m. and pjn. Southern Alberta's Biggest Show IN LETHBRIDGE JULY -5 THURSDAY: Veterans' gala opening parade led by Gene Autry at 10 a.m., featuring seven outstanding bands, 60 floats, Indians and cowboys and old time vehicles. Program at exhibition grounds. j GENE JITNEY DANCING- Thursday and Friday COWBOY BALL- With Special Spotlight Prizes Saturday II is, w GUY WEADICK MEDICINE HAT BAND PLAYING AT ALL PROGRAMS FRIDAY: Herman Linder's Rodeo continues at exhibition grounds Gene Autry 2ntertains Shows Lett's Hell Drivers Linderman, world's champion cowboy inaction. SATURDAY: Finals of Rodeo riding and roping Guy Weadick pre- sents prizes to rodeo winners, assisted by southern Alberta ranchers. LETHBRIDGE VICTORY HELL DRIVERS EVERY EVENING EQUINE QUADRILLE Every afternoon featuring western Canada's best Palomino horses in variety thrill every horse lover. RALLY PATSY RODGERS Western Canada's Outstanding Cowgirl BILL UNDERMAN EWSPAPERflRl ;