Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1976, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday. 17. 1976-THE LETHBRIDGE fcRM.D-5 No injuries, little harm as quake rocks Vancouver VANCOUVER (CP) The strongest earthquake to jolt area in 56 years shook residents awake Sunday as' it rumbled tteough southwestern B.C.'and north- western Washington. No injuries or major damage were reported but the quake, measuring 5.3 on the open-ended Richter scale, knocked power out in Rich- mond, South Vancouver and the Sechelt Peninsula, north oi here. In White Rock, near the United States border, it broke windows and knocked people out of bed. In Vancouver's west end, the six-second tremor caused apartment towers to sway for about 30 seconds, cracking walls-and sending tenants screaming into hallways. Dr. William Milne, of the Dominion Astrophysical Ob- servatory near Victoria, said Sunday that'the earthquake, centre'd northeast of: Fender Island in Georgia Strait and about 40 miles beneath the earth's surface, was felt'on central and south Vancouver Island, the Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley as far SEE THE LENS THAT DARKENS IN THE SUNLIGHT (VAR1GRAY) east as Hope and as far south as Olympia, Wash. He said it was probably the largest earthquake to be centred in Georgia Strait since one registered 5.5 in 1920. Dr. Milne said there were no aftershocks and the tremor would have been fell most se- verely south of Vancouver in Tsawwassen, Ladner and White Rock areas. White Rock RCMP said school alarms went off, minor glass damage 'occurred and people complained of being thrown out of bed. A British. Columbia Hydro spokesman said breaker switches were thrown open by the tremor, cutting power in South Vancouver, Richmond and the Sechelt Peninsula for a couple of hours.. "The whole building danced as though somebody was shak- ing said a woman living in a west end apartment tower. "I could hear dishes rattling in the kitchen and thought the whole place was going to collapse." A man said neighbors of his 28th-f loor apartment panicked and ran into the hall in their nightclothes screaming.' "It was doing a pretty good job of he said of the building. Another man said he could hear the earth moving against his building. Dr. Milne said tall, slender buildings react to lower long- er frequencies of an earth- quake which causes a rocking motion. He said squat build- ings respond to the high fre- quency waves and will usually only vibrate and rattle. On Fender Island, Mrs. W. W. Lynd, said the .quake startled many people was all anyone was talking about. "We have a lot of big freighters going past here and the first thing I thought when 1 woke up was 'oh my good- ness, what kind of a boat was she said. "It was very noisy." The quake, which occurred at a.m. PDT. was the fourth originating in a fault in Georgia Strait to be felt here in six months. Two tremors registered 4.5 on Nov. 30, they were followed Dec. 11 by a se- ries of small earthquakes registering 3.5 and another March 9 registering 3.0. The Richter scale is a mea- sure of ground motion rec- orded on seismographs. Every increase of one number, for example, from 5.0 to 6.0, means the ground motion is 10 times greater. Herb Dragert, a University of B.C. geophysics professor, said although most earth- quakes in this area are below 5 the recent one was "not an unusual action." "It was a bit of a strong jolt but not anything to cause ex- tensive he said. "The chance of a Urge enough quake to cause damage and destruction in this area is fair- ly remote." In 1946, an earthquake registering 7.0 shook the Comox area of Vancouver Is- land and in 1965, an earth- quake registering 3.0 caused a 'rock slide on the Hope-Prince- ton Highway which killed four people. Around B.C. Captive killer whale dies VICTORIA (CP) Nootka, Sealand of the Pacific's killer whale, died "fairly suddenly" last week, Sealand's manager Angus Matthews said on the weekend. Mr. Matthews said an autopsy performed on the whale showed cause of death was peritonitis in the lower stomach. Nootka had not eaten for 13 days. Mr. Matthews said examination showed that peritonitis had caused a rupture in the upper portion of the bowel, leading to a hole in the lower stomach. "Peritonitis has never before been reported in captive he said. "So no one knew the symptoms. "All-out efforts were in vain. It just shows how much we have to learn about these animals. We have a long way to go but we're coming." Nootka was captured last August as a mate for Haida, Sealand's first killer whale. Mr. Matthews said there are no plans at this time to replace Nootka. Crash four dead PENTICTON, B.C. (CP) Wreckage of a light plane miss- ing since Tuesday on a flight through British Columbia's moun- tains was found on the weekend and all four aboard were dead. The singlfMuigine plane was piloted by Albert Hatch, 40, of n .i_- -I.-..-.! Titifa thair fivo-TTirWlth-nld Sflll. HISTORIC FORTS Of Hi WEST SERIES IDC ptalrc nao pnvn-u Calgary. Also aboard were his wife, their five-month-old son, and Barry Fudger, also of Calgary. The plane left Abbotsford, in the Fraser Valley 60 miles east of Vancouver, Tuesday for the 680-mile trip to Calgary. Western Rotocraft Limited of Calgary; plane owner, said it was equipped with a crash-position indicator. A Canadian Forces spokesman from Comox, B.C., where the search team was sent from, said a forces Labrador affect Public reaction can't VANCOUVER (CP) Three Lower Mainland pro- vincial court judges told a meeting of probation officers last week they'are not in- fluenced by media or public reactions in dealing with offenders. They were responding to questions. raised by Mervyn Davis, executive director of the John Howard Society, and several others among the 80 DatsurisNew F-10 Sedan vs. Sedan F-10 has front-wheel drive. They don't. MO. has reclining bucket seats. They don't. F-10 has tinted glass all around. They don't.; F-10 has rack-and-pinion steering. They don't. F-10 has a heavy-duty 60 amp battery. They don't. F-10 has a rear window defogger. They don't. F-10 has radial tires. They don't. F-10 has fully independent suspension. They don'.t. 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One officer asked the judges if they were swayed in de- termining sentences by the question of public feelings and media publicity on crimes committed in some cases by dangerous criminals while out on parole or on probation. "Not at responded Judge Nick Mussalleiri. "I say, to hell with the >ress, and you, too, arid the he told .the probation officers. Mr. Davis said judges have been reported as justifying sentences on grounds "that there's too many crimes of. this kind going on. "Is this a reaction to com- munity he asked. Chief Provincial Court Judge Lawrence Brahan said he could not agree with the argument that a .sentence has to be imposed as a "public deterrent." Judge Ken Page of Burnaby said he agreed with the other judges. Judge Mussallem said that while he did not accept the deterrent factor in sen-- 'fencing it had its points. "It does work sometimes." One of the city's best known criminal lawyers before his elevation to the bench, Judge Mussallem recalled an ear- lier era when rape cases were rampant. "Then judges started handing out sentences of 15 years, 20 years, and life. Rape was far less prevalent after the longer terms were im- posed." General strike gets support VANCOUVER (CP) The Confederation of Canadian Unions decided Sunday to support a general strike call to protest the federal government's anti-inflation program. At its annual convention, the CCU adopted a resolution en- dorsing a general strike in Canada, a move the labor organiza- tion has been advocating since February. John Lang, CCU executive secretary, said in an interview that general strike action is necessary and that it should con- tinue until the government rescinds the legislation which limits wage increases. While there has yet to be a call for general strike from the two-million-member Canadian Labor Congress, the country's largest labor body, the CLC has opposed the controls in other ways, including a massive protest on Parliament Hill in March and by removing labor representatives from government boards. For the beat BARBEQUES Bee your GAS CO. Youth turns gun on self SIDNEY, B.C. (CP) Police said a 17-year-old youth fatal- ly shot himself after shooting at least once at an RCMP con- stable investigating a complaint about a boy carrying a gun in this residential community north of Victoria. An RCMP spokesman said the youth fired two shots when police arrived at the youth's home but it was possible the first shotgun blast was a warning shot. ,The spokesman said the constable ducked for cover after the second shot. About a half hour later, 10 constables arrived at the house and three entered the building, the.spokesman said. Police said the youth was found dead from a self-inflicted wound. His name was withheld. Client dispute causes arrest VANCOUVER (CP) A man who wasn't happy with a 1 prostitute's performance for took justice into his own hands on the weekend. He stole some of her clothes. Police said the man 'met the woman and they .went to a Skid Road hotel, where-an argument ensued over what would be done for the Enraged, the man grabbed the woman's purse and clothes and walked out the door. She followed him onto the street in her underwear. The scene caught the eye of a passing policeman who stopped to question them. Upon searching the woman's purse, the police found a knife and the hooker was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Charges are pending against the unhappy client, police said. 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Jetry says that atter this blizzard we will have a good s pell ol fine weather, bul the snow will be In fearful condition for travelling. We would think a man mad In (Eastern) Canada who would start out to make a journey of 200 miles on horseback In Ihe middle ol winter- Seven o'clock The storm ended about 1 o'clock and now It Is a fine, but'cold evening with every prospect ol a fine day We have fared well but not so our horses. They all perfectly miserable, my poor Kale particularly. I don't believe any ol them have eaten a pound of grass since we came to this place. February !ett Pine Coulee at about 5 a m; having got u p at aboul 2 a.m. Instead of 4, as intended. Not having a watch Is an awiul I nconventence when travelling, bul nearly all the walches in the force have gone to Helena. Montana, lo be cleaned after our dusty journey ol lasi summer and fall, so we have lo be guided by the stars and sun for lime. The moinlng was, as we anticipated, very line, but Ihe snow very deep. We should never have got up out of the gully with Ihe wagon, so lound ihs sleigh a grand institution. Atter making aboul four miles, we lell Hid Gully, and found ourselves once more on the ocean of snow, Ihe level prairie. The northwest wind was very sharp an tJ poor Sharpe and Scott Ihelr laces badly. Nothing to say about the scenery, es it Is tha same as Et was before we got Into Pine Coulee, the Rocky Mountains aboul 20 mites on our let! and the boundless prairie on our right. Arrived here, High River, about 5 p.m., after a very hard day's march, hard on Ihe horses on account ol bad travelling, and on us because the wind was so piercing. We waived, leading our horses, nearly all the way or we might have had some frozen feel amongsl us. Here we came upon another of Wealherwax's men. named Clarke, also out.looking for the lost hoises. I kept guard the first part pi the night. February morning, but we have decided on remaining here to rest our horses as we are nol very (ar from where we expect to meet trie traders (about 30 mites) and might come across them any day, as I havj no doubt Butche and Clarke have been up warning them. High River Is very pretty, being a winding liver with very high banVson each side. The trees are large and line ones. and I went out this afternoon and shot an antelope Which went very well (or supper. Ftbfiury and very mild day. Left at 7 a.m. Betoie leav- ing High River we cached our sleigh, cooking utensils, tent, and In fact everything except lobes and blankets and fourdays' provisions, all of which wo pached upon Ihree of Ihe spare horses. The travelling was so bad for Ihe first ID mites that we did not mount our horses once. On the level Ihe snow was over two feet deep with Just a sufficiently hard crust upon it lo allow us to breaX through al every step. Some places Ihe horses could hardly get through. About 10 o'clock we saw a sleigh in the distance on the other side of a gully about 150 feet deep. We load our blankets off our saddles, and th( caplain. Jerry, Shannon. Freser, Patterson. Bliss. Gralne and mysell started ofl like mad In pursuit o! it. Could anyone have seen us scrambling down the hill and up the other side he would have enjoyed it, but it was not lun (o us.'or the poor horses. The hill was so steep we had lo lead the horses down In a serpfintlrie way; sometimes one oT us would taKe a slip and roll d own the hill Al Ihe foot we mou riled end g alloped across the bottom, only about 300 yards, then dismounted and dragged our horses up the hlU on Ihe other side. When we got lo the top we saw nothing cf the sleigh. We galloped In the' direction Ihe sleigh was when we las( saw it After having almost killed our horses, haying kept them on the full run through Ihe deep snow for aboul Ihree miles, we came to a sleigh track which we followed up for about a mile when we met a sleigh with, lour horses. The driver turned out to be a Cree haHbreed. Our interpreter, Jerry, could only u nderstand partly what he said, arid was trying, more by signs than words, to find out where he had come from. when we saw a man coming towards us. He turned our to be a Edward L. Smith one of the men (or whom 1 had a warranl. He had been down to Berry Shears' "tort" for hay. bul said he found neither fort, men nor hay. having heard we wer afterihem; the men had cleared out and the hay and tort had been burned by the Indians: Crazier cal led me aside an d lold me to lake tour men as an escort and take Smith to Neil Cam pbell's "fort." a few miles from where we met hlm.-l took Fraser, Patterson, aiiss and Gralne. CroUer tctd me not to arrest him unti] came u p with the o'iher men, but to keep a sharp look out and not to aHow him to speak to anyon e except En my presence, also to pul his horses with ours. After we had come about a mile and a hall from our camping place al High River. Jerry discovered an old camping place which he said h ad been used by traders, most probably by and Shears after they left their "fort" at Ihe junction of Bow and High rivets, At this old camp we lound some buffalo meat and I strapped some on one of the pack ponies, and Iht boys who were left behind when I came on with Smith, made a good mea outollt- The captain. Jerry and the other four men attived al the "fort" about I o'clock. After supper we look some evidence from Smith concerning Berr and Weatherwax, atter which 1 arrested him on a warranl charging him wilh supplying liquor lo Indians. 1 then'took his ride, ammunition, knife and saddle, and placed a man on guard over him. This "lort" is on Sheep Creek bottom. Befo ro we came down the hill we saw about 60 Indians with buffalo robes to trade, but as soon as they saw us lo be soldiers, aa they call us.-they all scampered oil like mad. There is a Roman Catholic priesl here from a mission about 200 miles away on Bow fliver. Father S coll en. very nice, jolly, agreeable, clever, but very homely and weatheroealen. He Is from Dublin and has been In this country 12 years. I lotd him if ever a man deserved to go to heaven It was he, He laughed and asked me why, so I fold him trial a man who would bury himself In a country like this and among such people deserved nothing short ol heaven. Upon my asking him when he thought he would return to Ireland, he lold me he expected lo leave his bon es 1 n this country. He Is very mu ch respected and liked everyoh e I n Ihe cou ntry, h alt- breeds and Indians alike, February Iroza pretty hard last night, but the morning Is very fine and clear. At o'clock this morning a party of Biackloot tndianscame lo visit us. They were preceded at about 100 yards by "Old Sun." head chlel of Ihe whole BlacMoot nalion, ancThls oralors. When they got within about 100 yards of where we were standing, ihey-bolh dismounted and came towards us on foot, each bearing a Union Jack on a slick, both flags upside down. Cept. Crozier and I went to meel them. When we came up to ihem the old chief put his aims around my neck and kissed me, the otator at the same time beslowing Ihe same favor on Croiier. Then iho chief kissed Crozier, and the orator kissed me. Shannon, who was following us up, saw ,the performance and immediately lurned and ran for the nol slopp- ing until he had gol behind Ihe counter where the Indians are nol allowed. I must say whea I saw the Intentions of Ihe mighty chief I also (ell Inclined lo run. but was afraid of olfending. The flags were given the chleT by the Hudson's Bay Company, and the letters "H.B.C." were on one of Ihem. He also had some children's picture books and nursery rhymes. He seemed to value Ihem very highly, also a small glass bottle with a glass stopper which he had rolled up In about two dozen pieces of buckskin. We brought Ihe whole crowd Into the "lort" and treated them lo bread, syrup and lea. Amongsl ihem were the lallest and shorfesl men in Ihe Blachfoot nation, the former being six feel slit, and the other four feel, but almost as broad as long. Old Sun (old Jerry (hat the Indl rms were ve ry much Tightened and he himself did nol sleep a wink last night They are very much afiald of us, thinking us great men, for (hey are afrefd of the traders and know the liaders are afraid of us, solhat In their eyes we ate no com- mon men. Ftbruiry was Ihe finest day we had yet, so we only came rom where we slept last night lo the old camp end remained all day so eslo give the boys who were on gua rd all nlghl a chance lo Fra ser and Scott ook Ihelr rifles and went out shooting and broughl in a white-tailed deer. Fort Macteod was reached in three days1 travel, Ihe fesi tJay being a tarllcula rly ha rd ono, 56 mile 3; WQ left Pin e Coulee al 4 a.m, a nd arrived al rJ acfeod al p. m. Two horses played out on tho way and we left one al The Leaving and the other at Cul Bank. When we arrived al Ihe fort we put the prisoners In the guard house, se'ni tho hoises to the herd, end atler a jood meal and a smoke, went lo bed and had a comfortable nfght's rest. CONGRATULATIONS BRENT GIBSON As winner o! our Historic Forts of Ihe Wosl eoniesl we would you lo have a copy o! White Sioux, by Iris Allan. Donated by Pub- lishing Lid., Sidney, British Columbia. 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