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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta -1 Expo 74 designer overwhelmed by trust Super Moose designer Russell Yuristy at Expo 74 By JOHN DODD Wash. As Russel Yuristy tells there was this freak in the middle of and the Canadian government paid him good money to ham- mer together a moose and a crow for Expo 74. just overwhelmed they trusted me to do Yu- risty said Friday on the eve of the fair's opening. ''They didn't know me from any- body. I could have taken their and He might have been tempted to skip if they'd tried to force him to work in Spo- kane. He can't stand cities for long. Silton is just a grain general and 60 people. So gathered scrap railway ties and old telephone poles and started to off and behind the former Presby- terian church he bought as a home for in 1970. Two months by he was ready for Expo the Spokane world fair. Top show The Expo visitors is a crazy patchwork of lumber and poles. But described it as the top' attraction on Canada Island at the fair. One of the works is offi- cially known as Super Crow while its companion is just The Moose. Each stands about 15 feet high. Up a ramp go the into the animal's bodies. Then they emerge from the heads and whiz down slides to sand below. Beside them are bouncing bucking a leapfrog and all created by Yuristy out of re- cycled material in keeping with the fair's theme of envi- ronmental protection. The creator of this men- agerie is a farm boy from who took. English for four years at the University of then switched to art for a year. He worked for another year as a commercial took a master's degree in art at the University of and returned to the University of Saskatchewan to teach art at the Regina campus. But they didn't rehire him in 1971. He prefers to say he was fired. He moved to live and work in his sleeping in the choir loft. He got Canada Council grants to help him and turned increas- ingly to ceramics. And he created a spaceship peopled by contented-looking men and women who sit around in front of their wood- burning fireplace with their dog as they sail through the heavens. Another spaceship is run by frogs and birds. Yuristy became better known to the Canadian gov- ernment when he built walk-in playground animals from scrap lumber for the local children in Silton under a Lo- cal Initiatives Project and this work was described in Arts Canada magazine. Now he holds exhibitions and makes enough to live on without such grants. Flood threat controlled HAY N.W.T. About 180 residents of this northern community returned to their homes Friday after a 36 hour evacuation forced by floodwaters which hit 60 houses. Crews successfully blasted a channel in a 10 foot high ice ridge on Great Slave Lake that had prevented ice and water from the swollen Hay River from being dispersed into the Lake. More than pounds of explosives were detonated Thursday to blast the channel. Red town councillor and flood control said Friday night that all the residents most of them fishermen and their families had been allowed to return to their homes. Workers face layoffs QUEBEC presi- dent of the Union of National Defence Employees said Friday about temporary employees of the federal department of defence will be laid off across the country this month. Joseph Powers said the lay- offs will affect workers in 600 of whom are currently employed in maintenance jobs at the Canadian Forces base at Que. TOUCH AVAILABLE FOR LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS Tap out telephone numbers almost as fast as you can say The streamlined Touch-Tone phone puts you in touch with tomorrow. It's the first big step to the home and office communications centre of the future. Touch-Tone is just as accurate and efficient as it looks. It can now be installed in homes or offices in a spectrum of colors and models. And the tones you hear as you nimbly touch the numbers are music to your ears. CALL OUR BUSINESS OFFICE TODAY PHONE in Wtn. Chnlphont. Princttt and Conttmprt Koopt you In touch wHh tomorrow TV highlights MONDAY DOCUMENTARY Incredible Flight of the Snow 6 Ch. I. A 2500-mile migration from the Canadian tundra to the Gulf Coast is followed in this study of North American snow geese. Amerlca'i Junior 7 Ch. 9. The high-school senior is crowned in this 17th annual pageant. MOVIE The Underground 8 Ch. 9. Peter Graves and Jark Klugman star in this tale of a private eye searching for an old girl friend's kidnapped son. MOVIE The Kremlin 8 Ch. 11. Richard Boone stars in this complex espionage thriller about a group of Western intelligence agents swept up in Cold War intrigue. MOVIE The Tiger Makes Ch. 11. Eli Wallach portrays a bachelor mailman who kidnaps a suburban housewife. MOVIE The 12 Ch. 7. Richard Conte stars as a patriot in the turbulent Diaz era. TUESDAY MOVIE The Rabbit 1 Ch. 13. Ernest Borgnine and Kevin Corcoran star in this tale of a seemingly minor family crisis that changes a man's life. PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by the Radio and Stations. Any variation in program schedule is due to last-minute changes by the stations and is not the responsibility of The Lethbridge Herald. CHEC 1090 Monday thru Friday Farm News 7 M News. Wthr.. Sporls Chedine News. Wthr.. Sports Grain News. Wlhr.. Sports CJOC 1220 Monday Sporls Local .News World at Six Tuesday CBC News Phone Hill Show 12 00 Hour of Information News and Grain Prices News Sports Market Heport Local News CHEC-FM 100.9 Monday thru Friday a.m. Don McMasler p.m. Conde's Carousel p.m. Don McMasler p.m. Del king Midnipht Concerts. Overtures and Encores Midnight Sign Off on Monday Tuosdav thru Friday Del King Monday CBR 1010 .'III 7.00 H'O.'t I I1 Federal Budget As II Happens Federal Budget Report Music of Our People Identities Mews. Wthr.. Sports From the Capitals Five Nights A Week CBC Playhouse Ideas The Groove Yard Tuesday 5.30 Kvi1 Opener World at Nine Kve Opcncr The World at Nine Iliidin iNiion Slock Market School Broadcast Off the Record Max Ferguson UHC News Home Hun World a I Six ri the Pepsi People Feeling GARY BARTLETT The City of Community Services Department announces that Mr. Gary Bartlett has been added to the list of Instructors for the Games City Hockey School along with guest instructor Vic Stasiuk. Bartlett played all his hockey in Lethbridge and has coached in the local Minor Association and is presently coaching the University of Lethbridge Hockey Club. Gary has instructed in Hockey Schools for the past three years. For further information please contact Local 256 or 327-1310. 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O Today Show Captain Kangaroo O Secrets of the Kitchen 0 Wizard of Oz 0 Farm and City News O Pinnochio Romper Room O Gambit O Ed Allen ID This Week O Now You See It O Here There and Everywhere ID Audrey ID Parlons Francais ID Access O Hollywood Squares ID Jack LaLanne O Mon Ami'Friendlv Giant Q N'-.vs 10-On Lifestyic O .Inckpot ID Young and Restless O Canadian Schools O Celebrity Sweepstakes IB Pay Cards ID Search for Tomorrow O Mr Dressup CD All My Children O Sesame Street IB Galloping Gourmet ID Let's a Deal O As the World Turns O Days of Our Lives Newlvwcd Game O Uncle Bobby ID Buckshot ffi Flintstones O Truth or Consequences ID News O The Doctors O Another World ID General Hospital 0 Let's Make a Deal IB Movie Trap O Match Game ID One Life To Live O General Hospital CD S10.000 Pyramid O Our Town Q Taltletales 0 Dinah's Place 0 Somerset 0 Klara's O Mike Douglas 0 Three on a Match O Thirty From 0 Another World 0 What's the Good Word O Edge of Night 0 Girl in My Life O Jokers Wild 0 Fit Stop 0 Split Second O Anything You Can Do 0 The Magician 0 Split Second O News ;