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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE VIA CHARTER IET US ARRANGE TOUR GROUND TOURS AND RHINE CRUISES For Further Information and Reservation Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Weil End Phone 3283201 or 3288184 The Lethbridgc Herald SECOND SECTION March 1971 PAGES 13 TO 28 Its 0 CREAT DAY la SERVE EVtRroNFS FAVOHITt ERICKSENS 2021 3rd 328B161 1705 Drive 3287751 Blown circuit breaker causes outage City silenced by major electrical power failure Collision injures five Five persons were injured two seriously in a twovehicle collision early Thursday morn ing on Highway 2 north of Nan One of the vehicles involved in the accident was a station wagon bringing the Calgary Al bertans to Lethbridge and oth er points in southern The Albertan vehicle was driv en oy Thomas Dickie of Cal gary the driver of the other vehicle has not been Injured in the other vehicle were Linda Leah Theresa Larson and Vicki Dip pner all nurses from the Cal gary General Frank McCool of Calgary general manager of The Al bertan told The Herald this morning that he regrets incon veniences caused by nondeliv ery of the paper to He said that The Albsrtans will be delivered today as soon as arrangements are worked out for another vehicle and with delivery Medical missionary here Sunday Helen medical missionary for the United Church of will give a presentation on her work in the mission hospitals in dur ing a rally in Southminster Church Sunday at 11 Services in all churches of the Chinook Coopeerative Par ish and First United Church will be cancelled to allow con gregations to attend the Huston will also present a film and a number of slides Sunday The South Alberta Presbytery will begin a twoday meeting following lunch Pres bytery will continue Monday with elections and division re CUFF Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL PHONE A major electrical failure i The new which any bells so employees I that cut power to the entire moved in will take were kept busy just picking up city this morning was caused over 12 seconds after regular telephones to see if anybody j by a blown circuit breaker a power cuts off and will provide was on the Urgent orders I the citys power sufficient power for the entire weie phoned to The breaker was not actually plus any Tne taxi business was quiet in use at the It was being j The present plant provides j cxcePt for people phoning in to taken out for inspection when power for only the operating m it blew causing an room and con No major problems were ex perienced at Michaels General Hospital or the Leth bridge Auxiliary Hospital as emeigency power cut in im Things were prcty quiel in MAGPIE TALKlt isnt every day that people have the chance to meet a talking but here are four who The magpie lives with and Loel in and the youngsters left to right are JVot just tcords real Arlene and Darrel The perhaps be a bit confused at seeing Lorelei in two places at the same The mirror keeps Jasper company when there are no humans cal fire on the bus the central control point where power is fed into the plant and lines are fed The plant was filled with acrid Utilities Director Oh Erdos described it as serous the kind of local stock brokers offices be thing that may happen once in I cause wire services to head of 10 fices and stock exchanges were The electrical fire on the bus j The outage came just as caused everything to shut I eastern stock exchanges down and power plant workers j One brokerage had to move quickly to stabij uhose telephone system is con lize the plant Much of the delay in storing power was due to nected with city didnt re the fire on the Instead of tying in with Calgary Power through normal re routing through special tieins had to be When power was onehalf of the bus was being used and the city was relying heavily on Calgary The reason for the circuit breaker blowing out is not known and may never be de Erdos It Model UN April 1213 in city The Lelhbndge Collegiate In stitute Model United Nations will sselbE it i Assembly will be held in the can be determined why it fail Although no official times were Erdos esti mated the power was out for about hours from 8 17 until The longest power failure he could recall was in the early when the city was without power for three In order to avoid further Magpie is sassy at the power was ed in The north section of the city and dustrial park area were By MARGARET Herald Staff Writer When baby says his first thats When a magpie starts thats got to be news and Andy of have raised a talking magpie whose name is Sorenson who has a real thing about picked Jasper up just out of the nest and set about to teach him to She didnt think this to be too difficult a task as shed taught her pet budgie to sav over 500 and had a mag pie previous to Jasper who was downright So while she went about her daily Sore n s o n would talk to Jasper who fol lowed her around the quite happy with his home away from as it Dine and Dance FRIDAY NIGHT Marvellous Food Soft Lights in the Luxurious WESTWINDS DINING ROOM Featuring THE SUNSET 4 to NO COVER CHARGE Phone 3287756 for Reservations ven By the time he was eight months Jasper could carry on qmte a Como on give me a hed give me some money Andy There were Sorenson when he came pretty close to shelling out a buck for a I love give me a Jasper will sing out to Sorenson and shes happy to Youre would be her reward from cheekv How in the world did she pick up the knack of teaching birds to talk I believe it is a spe cial k n a c Sorenson Magpies are pretty smart which and they are great However it takes a lot of love and pa tience to get them Once OUR OSCAR You should have seen my wife this morning trying to heat the breakfast coffee and toast over a candle Jasper had managed a word or he was well on his A tame bird around the house can be a good compan Sorenson pointed and if it happens to it makes for some lively dia Jasper has never been a trouble to look she And contrary to what youd a magpies diet isnt made up of so I fed him dog and some He liked to eat often and thrived on tins In summer he was kept in a cage outdoors where he at tracted other Hed chat away with them making them I what kind of bird they were dealing Hed call out to pedes trians walking by and theyd quite pleased to get his He also called the dog when he saw him wan d e r i n g Come on hed come back and that dog would come every To demonstrate the talents of the Sorensons have taped a recording of Jasper displaying his unique His vocabulary runs to more than 125 words and he seems to know when to use the right It was hard to teach him to Sorenson ex but now he can do a real wolf with a hihabe thrown in its disconcerting if you dont know its coming from Considering the number of animal acts on the Ed Sulli van show had they ever thought of volunteering Jasper to do his stuff I dont think hed have done under all the hot Sorenson said He is hap piest in a familiar environ ment and we werent anxious rfSIR9 COMPLETE AIR FEDORS REFRIGERATION A Sheet Metal 3285973 T nun vurci ui U1C city followed one at a to put him through any unnecessary A short time ago the Sorensons had to make a decision about Now Im Lethbridge Municipal Hospital was in the process of installing a new emergency power generator when the lights went out this morn tired we travel around a Sorenson it meant we had to get a birdsitter for That didnt work out too As has been experienced In the the hospital had trouble in keeping the present emergency power plant An operation which was under so we contemplated giving was completed successful to the Calgary However the Loel Okens down the but further operations and other procedures such as said theyd like him and had to be sure suited us because we hospital was without ele see him whenever we power and patients could Jasper likes the be moved from one floor to too for he gets lots of from the kids in the series of problems over the Whenever we go over two years has delayed in Jasper is tickled to see us of the new 450 kilo starts in to chatter right There was dif Sorenson doesnt in obtaining equipment shell attempt any more parts and some of the Ive made a tape was damaged in how to teach a bird to Its really not and had lots of The thing I failed in was getting Jasper to say his That he refused to do and I right think Perhapsit quits birdie enough for McCREADYBAlNES PHARMACY TONICS LCI April with Pat Roy a national commit tee member of the UN 25th An niversary as fea tured Reed Elhson of Lethbridge will be the secretary general and Frank professor at tjhe University of will act as the president of the Resolutions to be dealt with by the assembly include rec ognition of Red redefini tion of territorial water and legislation to forbid the trafficking of raw materials of drugs for illicit deleimine the Base com munications were without power so cars had 10 return to their offices to pick up ad AT STANDSTILL CP Telecommunications was at a standstill with no circuits and could not get messages out of Even though power was restored first in North businesses theie could not get messages out of town because the down town office circuits were The police department was on emergency power so there were no communications prob lems No major problems were en countered by firms requiring such as dairies and fur storage The Lethbridge which requires large amounts of electricity for its linotypes and other was almost at a standstill for the duration of the Lanterns were used to light The base communica tions system was inoperative hut portable radios were work THREE CALLS The Lethbridge fire depart ment had three calls during the power The callers complained of a strong smell of smoke in their The smell of smoke was caused when the thermostats were triggered and the fan in forced air furnaces could not The increased heat in the furnaces caused paint and fittings in the furnaces to bub ble 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