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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY Wind Hilt 73 MfM. _____ ANOTHER DUST "BLITZ" HITS CITY AND DISTRICT HERALD'S CITY NEWS PAGE PAGE SEVEN Oratorio, Opera Classes Feature Southern Alberta an- other of its "black blizzarcs" Fnoay eveniag as a sudden storm, niovua; ous of the north, picked up clouds of dust In the area north of Cal- gary and whirled them sauth across the remainder of the province. major waves of the storm were par- ticularly heavily laden with silt, and as this front rolled swiftly across the countryside v- momentar- ily brought it a darfcuess al- most akia to night. The last big dust storm occurred May 8. The storm, which his Calgary ai 4 o'clock, reached LeUibridge at 20 minutes to seven, and some prop- damage resulted from the bat- teries -sand whicn for a moment as, the peak of she stona attained a velocity of 73 miles per hour. Later In the evening and on Saturday rain showers in most parts of Southern Alberta, settling the dust clouds and re- freshing the atmosphere. A total .03 of an ineh of rain owur- red In the city before a.m- Saturday, and later in the morning further rams felL South and east of the c-ty, on the easi end of ihe Leihbridge railway division rainfall of from one and one-half to three hours' duration occurred at most points. A heavy raia was reported to have fallen at Govenlock. Saskatchewan. A lew points received no rain at alL 4-30 Friday afternoon a roaring dust storm from the norua transfer- red sucshiae to dusk in the space of seconds. The storm lasted about an hour carried on a 40-mile -amo. Though not as soeesacular as simi- lar north storsss of the past, a great amount of soil was moved anc traffic tras brought to a standstill oa some of the country reaps uU the yellow twilight cleareo. It hard" on trees and new sown iielos j but no great damage has been re- j Without Warning A second and" more intense "black blizzara enveloped Macleod in a clouo of dust at exactly Friday evening- The came almost wuhou-. Training of north. A Grey- bound bus was seen arriving from the west just ahead of the heavy solid wall of moving dust. The cus- travelled south in murky clouds and for a time clouds were rohmg south and east tit the same tune as if splitting in the dense centre it was as black as night. Tne portion of the storm apparently moving east then veered to tne south oefore a wind of clonic proportion and ughts went on in homes and the darkness of night fell on the town. The "blitz" lasted in intensity for a full hour and then moderated to some extent, visibility gradually becoming clearer. TemDerature dropped considerably and bv 8 pjn. the storm, was thin- ned out to a large extent. The newly constructed cinaer brick machine shop of Gower Ken- nedy was blown down and flfttenea by the gale's force. The building was not completed. Xanton "Blacked Out" had a comnlete "blackout" Friday after- noon at 5 o'clock when great clouds of dust driven by a terrific wina swept in from the north. All resi- dences and places of business hac to turn on Ughts as visibility was Deduced to less than twenty feet. Mow traffic had to be halted. Some of the young grain was baol> whipned hv the storm 'out it is too earlv" 10 estimate the amount o; damage to the crops. The storm continued for over an hour. rain. fell. 39th Annual Alberta Musical Festival Opens In City On Monday RAIN NOTED N C.P.R. CROP REPO Appeal Pressed CRAWS PRISON TERM ON MORALS COUNTS Found guilty on iive charges of contributing to juvenile delinquen- cy contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, 59-year-old Julius Til- ton Lockead of Macleod was sen- tenced Friday ic one year's impris- onment to the tethbridge jail on each count, sentences to run coa- offences invoked number of girls ranging frcm nine to thirteen years, rive 5 the girls testified at the trial, the youngest being eleven years or The charges were heard at Mac- leod before H. G. Jensen of Cara- i-ra of the iuve'-ile court. At the Theatres Complete stows: _ "You Came Along, o-Oa, "Last complete show at ._ Complete shows: 4.JU, "Leave Her to "Marshall of 4-26; Love a Last comnlete at "Idea "Cornered." Last complete show at Kews, "Stranger From Santa. OPEN SUNDAY 7 to 9 p.m. MCCAFFREY'S DRUG STORES 331-5th St S. Phone 2205 414-13th Si. N. Phone 3445 Blair Elected To LN. Board S. Biair of Picture Butte, tras declared elected to the advisory board of the Leihbridge Northern Irrigation District for three year- after counting of mailed qallots in the district's annual election was completed Friday afternoon by He- turning Officer Chas. Harvie. sec Tetary-treasurer of the irrigation district. Mr. Blair succeeds W. Ve. Scott of Iron Springs, who resigned from the advisorv board after completing his term of office. Mr. Scott ires chairman of the board for the past vear In the voting Mr. Blah- received 113 votes J. I- McDenaott of Coal- hurst received 89, and John Van Egmond of Monarch, received S3. The comoosition of the advisory board now becomes: Mr. Blair. John R. Hunt of Iron Springs, and W. R. Hughes of Diamond City. Push Re-seeding Beet Acreage Re-seeding of sugar beet acre- age caught, by the frost is proceec- iiig as weather permits, sugar com- pjSiv officials told the Herald Sat- urday It is now feared as lugri as 3000 acres will have to be re-plant- ed but seed and fertilizer are avail- able Ir the Raymond district oeets that -srere not up for want of water are now showing following the recent snowstorm, but a good gen- eral rain is needed. Rain was .all- Xetiibridge -srill be the centre of musical interest in the province I when the 39-b. annual Alberta Music Festival opens here Monday, May 20, continuing through Friday, May 24. when approximately 3.000 en- trants from all parts of the pro- vince compete in the 435 entries have foeea received for :he various classes. Ttoee neTsr scho- larships being awarded this year lave been donated by the Lein- ridge Kiwanis and Roiary clubs and the Ellison Mills in addition a the CJOC and Hemtzman (Al- >erta branches) scholarships. Adjudicators Arnold Goldsbrough nd Sidney Harrison ol London. England, will- arrive Ir. the city Sunday from Vancouver where tiiev have been judging the B.C. festival. While the majority of events will lie heard as Southmiaster church, t is necessary to have double ses- sions TiTednesday morning and fternoon at which time the First iaptist church will also be used g 10 the large number of class- s entered. Competitions will be heard during the mornings, after- noons and evenings throughout the festival. Xnr Classes Oratorio and opera classes are an innovation this year as well as duologue events. There will be both men and women competing in the oratorio and opera classes as well as the ooeratic evenis and in the .atter they will sing selections .heir own choosing from any stand- ard opera. In the duologue events contestants present a one-act play withous benefits of scenery or cos- tumes, conveying meaning through speech and pantomine. Rural and citv school choruses will be special features with choirs com- peting; from Taber, Medicine Hat, Raymond, TVilson and Coaldale as v.-eil as Lethbridge. Interesting events will include competitions during which junior chonises will compete against each other for the Jesse U'alker and Fred Hunt tro- phies- Service Club Competition Considerable local interest centres on the Service Club competition which will be featured at the Thurs- day evening session and will in- clude selections- by the Lethbridge Kinsmen. Rotary and Kiwanis clubs competing for the T. Eaton Co. shield. Musical Festi ml Officials Approximately 94 per cent of all wheat has aov been seeded on the Lethbridge's railway division, ac- cording to the Telegraph Weekly Crop Report for the week ending May 1C General crop con- were described as from fair Sunday last saw the nation-wide launching of the financial drive for the Anglican Advance Appeal. Spe- cial sermoes in ali Anglican, churches emphasized the immediate necessity for intensive effort the she part of all Chnsuans to rsaie subdivision; Purple possiale. py me spreaaang aoroac or springs, on the Taber stsbdivision, a Christian way of life, a lasting j Foremost, on she Stirling sub- and permanent peace. j division, conditions as Clergy and eminent laymen stress- j poor sown on each of the sob- divisions of Lethbridge divi- sion: Sotakeu, 99; AMersyde, 33: Lo- mond, 88; 'Taber, 98; Courts. 99; Cardston, 97; Stirling, 99; Aitawan, 94; Macleod, 82; Turin, 00, Crow's Sest Pass, 92. BALL GAMES POSTPONED viergy ana i poor. I ed the "forward approach as tosh-i jjght and snow Carries] evenings sudden Mid Ughted in the alloeanon of the fund wre reported to have fallen at tee throughout the diy. i Ilie EUPP1V QI CitlXV iliiU in the home mission S150.000, from fair to good ac all potato. wiH go to India for :he medical: The weather generally was re- mission in the Kar.gra dis--rsct as cool aud windy. vrher by Clarke; Herald Above are shown Mrs. Fred Jackson president of the Pro- vincial Musical Festival which opens in Lethbridge Monday and con- tinues for five days, ar-d Mrs. Janet McLeod who is secre- tary organization. Both are residents of this city. PALMER SUCCEEDS AS SUPT. EX1 STATION A. E. Palmer, senior officer ip. charge of the Dominion Experi- mental Station here, has been ap- pointed superintendent of the sta- tion. The certificate of his appoint- ment has been executed. The Herald learned Saturdav from Ottawa. Mr- Palmer, well knoism Canadian auth- ority on irrigation acd soil erosion, problems, succeeds Dr. W. H. Fair- field, WHO retiree on superannua- tion last January. Mr. Palmer is now in La Crosse. Wis.. attending a conference of in- ternational scientists on soil ero- sion. He will be away from, the station several weeks- Wide Experience Citv-District Trophies Five citv and. district trophies be awarded throughout the festival including two Southern Al- Teachers' Association trophies, the R. A. Wright Challenge trophy, Donaldson trophy and Bowman shield. Soeciai awards include the Bulyea CUD, Sharpies trophy. Cal- garr Gvro CUD. Patric'K shield, two Edmonton Musicians' Association shields. Matthews Music House shield. Stutchbury cup and the Lay- ton Memorial Challenge shield. Many of the trophies are now on exhibition in the -window of the T. Eaton Co. store on Fourth Avenue South. JMondav Events Classes to be heard on the open- ing day. Monday morning, will in- clude violin, under ten; violin, under 11 vears; niano, under nine; boy's solo, division 1; girl's solo, division 1; choral speaking, division 1; solo, division. 2; rural scho_ol The new superintendent, Mr. Pal- mer will bring a wide range of, j -______ fn FITS 1 experience and knowledge to his new duties. Much of his experi- ence and research in the realm sericulture were obtained chorus. In. the afternoon will be heard girl's solo, division 2; boy's solo division 3; rhythmic ensemble. 10 years and under, public school duets from, town and rural schools; girl's solos, division 3; elocution, division 3 and 4: town school chorus; junior piano sight playing under 16; Sunday school chorus, under 15- One of the highlights of Monaay s evening session will be a lecture recital by the two adjudicators and contests taking place will include: instrumental ensemble with the Macleod concert orchestra compet- ing: choral societies, under 20 years; 'teen age girls' chorus; siaall church choirs: choral societies; large church choir of mixed voices, this session. Mrs. Fred Jackson, on the Lethbridge Experiment Ste- tion under Br. Fairfield. whom he succeeds, ilr. Palmer has been farmer, high, school teacher ana principal and technical agncaimr- Mr Palmer has been in charge of the Field Husbandry section o- the Lethbridge station since join- ing the staff in 1921, and retirement of Dr. W. H. Fairfiela in July. 1945. he has oeen officer- in-cnarge of the station. Mr. Pai- mer has an extensive background of experience in dry-land ana irri- gation farming. He came with ps parents to Alberta from the united Sta-es ir 1903 and saw the praines change from cow country to diver- sified. agricultural production.. He grew up on a mixed dry-lano. ana irrigation farm near Lethoncge with range cattle and milk cows to add varietr, and sugar beets, grown for the original Knigat large section of thp old oaiside fence have a reasonable pension on retirement after a lifetime of ser- vice. As stated by StaSord Roberts, To- ronto diocesan campaign organizer, -we have In the Atlantic Charter a promise of the Four Freedoms but these unfortunately are nor the propersv of our clergy." He said. "Freedom of speech and freedom of worship certainly have, but all too often they have neither free- dom from wans nor freedom from fear. It Is the responsibility of the laity to ensure that those who are called to serve them should be assured of all Four Freedoms." being earned out at several points. Following is shown the approxi- mate percentage of wheat already i FIRST AIR MAIL The first air mail letter, seat to i Benjamin Franklin when he was living in France in 1783. was carried in a balloon across cfce English Channel. E. PALMER. tion. ana soils for the C.P.R. at Brooks. la the course of this work he studied soil and was one of the firsi investigators to recog- nize" the ameliorating Influence- of gvpsuni on the white alkali salts. "After coming to the Experimental Station he received his iUSc. de- gree from the university of Al- berta. EXPERT RADIO REPAIRS expert work by first radio technician usinp the latest and most efficient _ j testing equipment. Our Prices Reasonable VTE CALL FOR DELIVER PHONE 2787 FREMSTAD'S RADIO SERVICE Suite 3 Lafferty Block Re-Built Engine Block Assemblies Ford A, 192S-31 Ford B, 1932-34 Ford VS. h.p. Ford VS. h.p. Dodge, 1934-42 Plymouth, 1934-42 Pontiae, 1926-3t Chevrolet, 1928, 4 cyl. Chevrolet, 1937-41 MCLAUGHLIN GARAGE and Auto Wreckers There C.I.L. PAINT FOR EVERY PURPOSE Consult us with jour paint problems Morris Barrett HARDWARE Values of bafldinp properties, household effects, hare in- creased considerably. We recom- mend that you review the amoont of insurance yon are carrying. Be Wise-Insure With FREE TIRE INSPECTION AVOID SLOW Ef SERVICE "We examine your tires, remove nails, glass, Trimbles for Tires c 316 Elerenth St, S. Phone 2007 E. Cranstoun, F.A.E., F.C.B.A. done. WE SELL PROTECTION Bowman Agency Insurance, Real Estate, Rentals More Repats Are Given Welcome Local and district service per- sonnel, repatriated aboard tne He de France on that ship's last run to Canada, arrived in the city Sat- urday morning aboard the tram from Medicine Hat. Included in the party of returning men -a-as a contingent of airmen destir.ea for points iri the Crow's Nest Pass. The returning men greetea by friends and relatives, and a rep- resentative of the local Auxiliary War Services Council was also at the station to meet them. A few saorp returning servicemen were expected to arrive in the city aboard the mid-day train from at Raymond, proviaing work: and experience. f A. spell of homesteaoing easu o- Turir. gave Mm a keen insight into drv-land farming problems and an aopreciatioa of the possibUities irrigation in Alberta. At the same trn, w5H address the public. time he saw the Chinook turn a friendly wind to a, menace tna. threatened the very existence _oi drr-iand agriculture. This ana a. meeting with the noted dry-farm- and irrigation authority. Dr- John A. 'Widtsoe, at the Dry-farm- ing Congress as Lethbridge in 1912 caused him to decide on a. career service to agriculture. Ee at- tended Utah Agricultural College Logan and snecialized in irrigation field husbandry. __'ter graduation Mr. Paaner turned to investigations in irriga- E.C. CRANSTOUN SON AUDITORS and ACCOUNTANTS INCOME TAX SPECIALISTS 7, Rylands' Block, Lethbridge. Phones: Office 4135 House 3008 IRONSIDE PARK LTD. PROOF CLEAN The contingent o' brides who also came 10 the Dominion aboard the He de Prance, were expected to ar- rive in the ciiy Saturday night on the 9 o'clock train from Medicine Hat. HAS LIQUOR MADE A FOOL OUT OF YOU? 4re TOU a person who can't get along at home or at the office because of drink? Ton can be helped to qmt drinking entirelv by ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 459 Lethbridge For Prompt and Courteous Service PHONE ROTS DELIVERY AT 3959 BAGGAGE AND ALL LIGHT TRUCKING Roy Westman and Bill Warren, Props. _____ PLANNING TO BASEMENTS EXCAVATED IN ONE DAY SIDES TRIMMED AND ALL EARTH MOVED AWAY FOR PROMPT SERVICE 3619 O'SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION PHONE 4141 The Lethbridge Sand and Gravel Co. offers you at very reasonable prices Washed Sand and Gravel for Concrete, Roads, Asphalt, Stucco, Roofing, Etc. The best the cheapest. Phone 3610. Prompt delivery. Open Convention For all supporters of Progressive Conservative Ideals Election of Officers, Resolutions, etc., applicable to the Lethfaridge Federal Riding RUPERT RAMSAY Former Dean of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan will address the meeting MARQUIS HOTEL Wednesday, May 22, 1946, 4.00 p.m. Lethbridge Federal Progressive Conservative Association Cedar Poles For Telephone and Electric Light Lines One carload just received. 20 ft. to 30 ft. long, good quality poles. Order your requirements r.ow. ATLAS LUBE COMPANY LTD. 1602 3rd Ave. South Phone 2384 Steve Smerek Who is associated with. Fat's Taxi and Royal Albertaas Orchestra desires to bring to the notice of the public that he is not the party connected certain reports and rumors now in circulation and has no connection therewith. Complete and authoritative. By historian of three wars; FRANCIS TREVELYAN MILLER wM a ttoff of 200 ttfton from 30 Here Is the fufl dramatic story of WORLD WAR great story ?f the struggle of mankind from Hitler's rise in power to the adveni of the atomic era, including 200 action pic- tures of the highlights of the war, forming pictorial history complete. Over TTQO pagas TOO chapters 2OO pictures ktwtiWIy Includes signed statements by General Crerar, Lord Halifax, Franklin D. Roosevelt, aad General Eisenhower. AT All BOOK STORM out THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO. limited Commercial Printers and Office Outfitters Ltd. s. phone 2989 Managing Small Estates British Canadian Trust Company imites ap- pointments as Executor of small estates. Our success In dealing with them is evidenc- ed by the increasing number which come to us for administration. Actually, fifty-two per cent, of all the estates in our charge are less than Xo matter what size your estate may be, is will receive the same expert, careful at- tention so that the results which, you wish to accomplish will be carried out. British Canadian Trust Company H. D. ROOD, Manager. LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA ;