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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14- i HE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tutiday, October 16, 1973 Court opens with service noting past FORT MACLEOD A ceremony commemorating the centennial of the RCMP and Fort Macleod and the es- tablishment of justice in Alberta opened the fall sitting of the Alberta Supreme Court Monday The ceremony began with a service of invocation at the Christ Church (Anglican) in which local clergymen, RCMP and lawyers part- cipated Two members of the RCMP led a procession of dignitaries and students to the courthouse Mr Justice Allan Cullen of the Alberta Supreme Court outlined the history of the RCMP at Fort Macleod He noted the decade following the establishment of the fort in 1874 was peaceful, in this country in contrast to the con- ditions south of the border It was in this period that Custer and his soldiers were killed at the battle of Little Bighorn. "In Canada, we are greater morally than we are Mr Justice Cullen said, praising the RCMP for its contribution to the freedom now enjoyed in Canada Other speakers during the opening ceremony were Thomas J. Costigan, president of the Fort Macleod Bar Association, and Chief Jim Shot-Both-Sides of the Blood, Reserve Mr. Costigan praised the RCMP and its co-operation with legal authorities, and congratulated the force on its centennial. Chief Shot-Both-Sides said the RCMP had contributed greatly to the well-being of his people. He said he was looking forward to further co- operation with the force. 'Worst street9 will be paved FORT MACLEOD (Staff) After numerous complaints from residents, the Fort Macleod town council decided Monday night to pave 16th Street" Mayor George Buzums said "there is a fair bit of traffic" on the street, but pointed out to council that a new water line has to be laid along the thoroughfare Despite the fact that the pavement on the street would have to be torn up in several years for the water mam to be "laid, Mayor Buzunis sup- ported the motion Aid Phil Hodnett also sup- ported the motion, saying the unpaved portion of 16th Street, between 1st and 4th Avenues is "the worst street in town." Only one alderman, Ron Tilbe, opposed the paving resolution because he felt it would be a waste of tax- payers' money to pave the street and then rip it up again. Council was told by town ad- ministrator Roy White that the town is applying for federal Local Initiatives Program grant to aid in the construction of a new public library Super Special! 14" Rigid Pirtern PIPE WRENCH Drop-forged alloy steel jaws, precision milled teeth and replaceable lower jaw Sg.99 10" Groove PLIERS Multt grooved for strong positive holding. Drop forged steel, chrome plated Vinyl comfort-grab handles. 3- CillHirdwin 327-5767 DOWNTOWN The grant, for will cover salaries for eight laborers The new library and senior citizens' drop-in-centre is scheduled for completion in January Correction A presentation on Expo 74 will be given at the annual meeting of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta Oct 24, not Wednesday as earlier reported. Expo 74 is the world's fair to be held in Spokane, Wash. The meeting will be held in the Round-up Room of the El Rancho Motor Hotel, beginn- ing with cocktails at 6 30 p.m and dinner at 7 p.rn Tickets are per person Support TA City teachers were urged by the local Alberta Teachers' Association to contribute of their time, talent and finances to organizations that serve citizens in need through the United Way Jerry Heck, local ATA president, says it is within the teacher's role to provide leadership in social and civic affairs. "There is no doubt the teacher body has ample talent and this should be utilized to the maximum benefit of the he says. E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Lath.) DENTAL LAB. LTD. 204 Madical Denial Bldg. Phone 327-6565 AIR VAC 1811 2nd PHONE 328-0286 Power Furnace Cleaning ready serve -BUTTERED ROLLS 'CAKES PARTY RARRELS PERFECT FOR GATHERINGS SVEN ERICKSENS [FOOD AND PASTRY SHOP] 3rt In. S. mm 321-1161 i.M. kin nun 32I-7IN Training "You can't buy this kind of says training officer Capt. Jim McKenna. Chief Ernie Holberton watches the department-set fire take hold as Chris Vanderlee cuts a ven- tilation hole and George Shernng lays water on the roof. Photos by ELWOOD FERGUSON and BILL GROENEN Emergencies, training keep firemen busy By DAVID B. BLY Herald Staff Writer Firemen got to a house fire at 208 5th Ave. S. recently before the fire had even started. In fact, they started it. To give new firemen training under fire, Capt. Jim McKenna, training officer for the Lethbridge Fire Department, had started the fire in the upper storey of a condemned house. "You can't buy this kind of Capt. McKenna said as he waited for the fire to catch. "You can teach them all the theory you want, but it's not much good without actual experience." The fire department will burn three houses on 5th Avenue to give their men training and practice. Under Capt. McKenna's direction, three firemen donn- ed respirators and rushed into the smoking house with a nose. Three others set a ladder against a wall, and Chris Vanderlee, fireman 4th class, manhandled a power saw up the ladder to cut a ventilation hole just under the eaves. "Firefighting is strenuous the training officer explained. "You're always working at a disadvantage. There are obstacles everywhere you turn To fight the fire you have to be able to see the fire, he said. Thus it is necessary to vent a house to clear out some of the smoke. "People don't realize just how much smoke is generated in even a small he said. It is the smoke and poisonous gases emitted by burning materials that are almost always the killers when people die in fires, he said. "That's why the respirators are he said. "A guy wouldn't last five minutes in there." Periodically, a ringing bell on a respirator would tell a fireman his air supply was low and that he had five minutes to get out Thirteen firemen recruited in June and July are just completing their initial four-month probationary period Most have written examinations which class them as firemen, 4th class. Men from this group were fighting Wednesday's inten- tional fire, but most firemen in the department will have an opportunity to practise on the old houses before they are completely burned. The training a firemen receives is equivalent to a un- iversity course, Capt McKenna claims. In addition to learning to handle a complex array of firefighting equipment, they have to be familiar with hazardous materials, the hydraulics of firefighting and the chemistry of a fire Apart from firefighting, each fireman is trained in first aid, and takes his turn working on the ambulance. Water and aerial rescue also make up part of the course A fireman writes an examination after his four-month probation, and then writes an exam every year for three years. He can then be qualified as a fireman first class. Training is a constant part of being a fireman, explain- ed Capt McKenna, and the firemen are encouraged to keep in top physical condition. The training officer says a training tower would be in- valuable to the fire department A training tower is a three-storey structure made of reinforced concrete. Fires of all kinds can be simulated at any level, giving the firemen wide experience in a short time In the tower, they can receive practical training in ventilation and rescue "But I guess a training tower is not in the Capt. McKenna said, a little sadly. The stereotype of a group of firemen sitting around their engines playing poker or checkers may have been valid in years past, but in Lethbridge, the firemen seem to have their hands full with training sandwiched between emergency calls and keeping equipment maintenance. The Clothes Cache 309 5th t South, FALL SPECIALS! Jeans and Slacks tog. S10.00 to 119.00, Only .00, Only Jackets Only I I Alto Top Quality Usod Clothing Youth guilty of break-in A 16-year-old Cards ton youth pleaded guilty in Lethbridge Provincial Court today of breaking into Bird Building Supply, Lethbridge, early Monday morning Richard Mills, 16, was remanded for one week Game meet The secretary-manager of the Alberta Fish and Game Association, Paul Morck, will be guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association, to be held today at 8 p.m. awaiting the preparation of a pre-sentence report. Three juveniles also face charges in connection with the break-in. Police say four people broke into the business and made their getaway in a stolen car. About 15 tins and tubes of plastic wood were taken. Police found the stolen vehi- cle after investigating a hit and run accident in which a fire hydrant was knocked over at 2nd Avenue A N. and 12th Street. Police followed a trail of anti-freeze which led to the vehicle, abandoned at the CPR roundhouse. drtHM Dental (Nefcmlc" CUFF MACK. BUCK DENTAL LAB MEMGAL DENTAL UN. imrum nr-rnt BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS llUttllltrOU Open Thurs and Frl Evenings am mh System will aid farmers Higher profits, income tax information and a budget for a more efficient farm operation are some of the features of the Canfarm computerized ac- counting system, says a local agricultural accounting technician. Ken Dunsdon, local ac- counting technician for the Alberta Department of Agriculture, says 240 farmers and ranchers in Southern Alberta are now using the computerized accounting system, an increase from 144 last year. "And we expect an 80 to 100 per cent increase for the 1974 fiscal year, starting Jan. 1 for most he said in an interview. Under the Canfarm system, farmers are able to choose what they want to accomplish using the computer. They can simply ask the computer to calculate all the incomes and expenses and tabulate the tax owed or they can ask the com- puter to establish a complete program for the operation of their farm. Farmers should be made aware of this program, said Mr. Dunsdon. About eight special two-day training sessions will be held throughout Southern Alberta in January at which time farmers can register for the program. Information is also available from district agriculturists or from Mr. Dunsdon's counterparts Leigh Tomfohr in Claresholm or Dave Mulholland in Medicine Hat Mr. Dunsdon said more, staff will be hired this winter based on the number of farmers who register. "We are going into this program on the basis of assuring farmers all the help and service need- ed to make a success of the computerized accounting he said. Four user agencies, chartered accounting firms, have been authorized to act for Canfarm in Southern Alberta to help farmers fill out the necessary forms monthly or when needed'and to offer interpretive advice on the computer returns, said Mr. Dunsdon, with all work determined by the extent of service the farmer wants from the system Another user agency in Coaldale has been granted temporary status to help farmers Intersection obstruction causes crash While city police were investigating one accident at 13th Street and 5th Avenue N. Monday night, two cars trying to manoeuver through the obstructed intersection collid- ed a few yards away Frances E. Lyon, 715 22nd St. N was northbound on 13th Street when her car was in collision at 5th Avenue N. with the car driven by Glen Kalinsky, 1109 Ventura Crescent. Damage totalled and Mrs. Lyon was taken to St. Michael's Hospital with lacerations and possible head injuries. Phillip Michael Maryancik, i'ih Ave. S., was driv- ing around the damaged cars and drove his car into the rear of the car driven by Rodney J. Vaykovich, 2519 5th Ave. N., who was waiting to make a left turn off 13th Street Damage in the second acci- dent totalled A passenger in the Maryancik vehicle, Kathy Kloppenborg, 1819 12th Ave. S., was treated for minor injuries at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital and released. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SchwarbBldg 222 Stti St S Phone 328-4095 AIR CONDITION NOW wild the ROUND ONE ALCON REFRIGERATION LTD. FURNACES. SHEET METAL Mn InfflUI IHIHIIHI 2214-43 SI. S. rV ;