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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 19 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, October FLAMES LICK HAY BALES ON FARM FIRE NEAR LETHBRIDQE WALTER KERBER photos City Scene Separate School Board BRIAN KUMMEL TRIES TO CATCH A SURVIVOR IN FARM FIRE Fire damages farm, kills 40 hogs Break-ins reported to police OppOSCS tFUCk FOUlCS By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Fire Wednesday afternoon destroyed two barns, about 40 hogs and more than 200 tons of hay on the William Hummel farm seven miles west of Lethbridge. Cornwall Electric HOT TRAYS Keeps your foods warm while entertaining. Heated area 16" x 9" SPECIAL 799 Call Housewares JjULfi.3" DOWNTOWN Fire departments from Lethbridge, Nobleford and Picture Butte answered the call at p.m. when the fire was discovered. No estimate of damage was available. Luke Hummel, 22, was taken to a Lethbridge hospital for treatment of slight burns and released. At midnight, he was helping member of the Nobleford volunteer fire department maintain their watch overnight while the blaze continued to burn under control. The fire was believed caus- ed by spontaneous com- bustion. Thirteen year old Billy Hummel was gathering eggs in the dairy barn when there was an explosion Mr Hummel told The Herald his young brother grabbed a rope hanging from the ceiling of the fully automated dairy barn to swing over the flames. He then rushed to the house ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Phone 328-4095 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 UNIROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA 40 RADIAL ironclad Guarantee 40000 MILES 75% MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE TRACTION' AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT work is performed by experts assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGKX KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. IETHBBIDBE TAPER CALGARY otCISOftAfi. 1210 AwJI.E. 1377-9985 Ptaw 223-3441 276-534, to notify his older brother that the barn was on fire. Luke then rushed to the 40 foot by 80 foot wooden struc- ture to make sure none of the cows waiting to be milked had entered the burning structure. A change in the direction of the wind carried flames to straw and hay between the dairy barn and a 40 foot by 60 foot hog barn southeast of the dairy barn. Luke was trying to stop the flames in the hay when they spread past him, pinning him between the hog barn and the fire His clothes started burn- ing and he extinguished them by rolling on the ground. Mr. Hummel said it was lucky there was still water in the irrigation ditch to supply the fire engines. Some of the Hummel irriga- tion system was spread out around the burning hay in the event the fire should spread. A member of the Picture Butte RCMP told The Herald the large number of vehicles driven to the fire by sight seers presented a real problem. The surviving hogs were gathered into a corral. The dairy cattle were taken to neighbors to be milked. Two break-ins Wednesday that occurred within one block of each other in South Lethbridge were reported to city police. Gordon Matkin, 430 28th St. S., said someone entered his home through an unlocked rear door between a.m. and 5 p.m. and took between and in coins. Helen Dieppe Blvd., said someone entered her home between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., ransacked some drawers but took nothing. The thief bypassed cameras, watches and jewellery. Auctioned bikes brought more Twenty-six bicycles were sold at the Lethbridge city police's bike auction Tuesday night at the Auction Block, for The prices ranged from to The money goes to the city's general revenue fund. Youths get suspended terms Two Lethbridge youths were given one-year suspended sentences after appearing in provincial court Wednesday on charges of stealing a motor home. Craig Jackson, 1414 24th St. N. and Steven D. Gorko, 912 8th St. N., both 17, pleaded guilty to the charge that they took the vehicle from P and M Hoot Enterprises Oct. 12 and that they were involved in two hit and run accidents with parked automobiles. Judge A. H. Elford ordered them to repay about to the __ ___ r motor home firm. Jackson was also fined for failing to nofity V the owners of the automobiles. JJCH.fJl J. V The separate school board decided Wednesday that 5th and 9th Avenues North should not be used as truck routes. The board also suggested that city council should provide a paved access along the boundary of the city to the North side industrial park as an alternate route for truckers. The trustees took the stand in response to a request for support by the George McKillop Home and School Association which is to be joined by four other home and school associations in its ef- fort to convince city council not to designate the two avenues as truck routes.' Children attending the .St. Basil's and St. Paul's schools would have to cross a truck route to get to school if the avenues were designated as truck routes. Samuel A. Parr, 39, Milk River, pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer and was fined He was originally charged with assaulting a policeman and with public intoxication, but the charges were dropped. According to testimony, the charges arose from an incident that occurred when a constable attempted to arrest Parr at the Alec Arms Hotel Restaurant. Mel Hanford, Pincher Creek, was remanded until Nov. 6 for election and plea on a fraud charge. He was charged June 24 with writing a worthless cheque at Dunlop Ford Sales Ltd Donald J. Thibodeau, 60, New Dayton, was remanded until Nov. 6 for a preliminary hearing on charges of stealing from a Lethbridge woman. Leonard Fink, 525 Stafford Drive, was remanded until Oct. 31 for election and plea because his lawyer was unable to attend. He was charged following an incident in which several televisions sets were taken from Acme TV. Shotgun spree costs MIKE HANZEL Extra waar For Every Pair South A 28-year-old Nanton man was fined a total of in Nanton Provincial Court Tuesday after he pleaded guil- ty to charges laid after shots were fired at two trucks on a highway near the community. Ronald Edward Fries plead- CARD OF THANKS The Brown Family wish to convey their deepest gratitude for the innumerable expressions of love, affection, and respect paid to Harold on his recent passing. ed guilty to a charge of im- paired driving, two charges of dangerous use of a firearm and three other charges of causing damage -to private property. The charges arose after an early morning incident Oct. 20 in Nanton. Provincial Judge Lynch- Staunton was told a complaint was received by Nanton RCMP from two truck drivers who said shots, had been fired at their trucks. Fries was later charged. Investigation by the RCMP revealed damage to signs and street lights, aU caused by shotgun blasts. The man was ordered to pay for all damages. IS An application to expand cable television service in and around Lethbridge was presented Wednesday to the Canadian radio television commission by Cablevision Lethbridge Ltd. The firm proposes to expand its services to cover Coaldale, Hardieville, and West Lethbridge. The company also'wants to add four FM stereo channels to play country, contem- porary, classical, and "easy listening" music. There is no existing service in the area, although General Manager Doug Robinson said there is a strong demand for it. The firm also asked for the addition of six cable channels, for movies, local rebroad- casting, weather data, and other items of local origin. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 City council is considering designating Stb and 9th Avenues North as truck routes and are to discuss the issue Retzlaffto chair County School Board Lethbridge county school trustees Wednesday named their new board chairman and struck a new committee to discuss school management policy with teachers. In its first meeting since the municipal election, the coun- ty's school committee elected Coaldale minister Peter Retzlaff as chairman, replac- ing Kipp farmer Jim Nicol. Trustees organized 16 com- mittees, including a joint teacher-county policy com- mittee called for in a consulta- tion clause written into the 1975 contract recently signed by the county and 170 teachers in 16 county schools. County officials on the com- mittee include standing members Jim Nicol, Eileen Urvold of Nobleford, board chairman Retzlaff, Reeve Dick Papworth and one rotating member. The joint teacher-county policy committee will advise trustees on school policy. Hie county also scheduled a meeting of the dormant hand- book policy committee, which last met in December, 1972. further in a special meeting Monday. The public school board also agreed in'a meeting Tuesday that truck routes should avoid school zones. The public schools on the two routes include the George McKillop, Westminster, Galbraith, Dorothy Gooder and Wilson Junior High schools. Trustees Steve Vaselenak and Robert Kolesar also suggested that the board con- sider approaching the new city council with the old problem of the school crossing on Mayor Magrath Drive and 5th Avenue. The previous school board attempted to no avail to con- vince city council to build an overpass at the intersection to eliminate the hazards children must face daily when crossing Mayor Magrath Drive. The school board took no ac- tion on the issue Wednesday. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBR106E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BERGMAN OpanThuradar Evanhtg tM 9 PJIL PHONE 321-0372 2716 12th South love is... ...a rote far giving and forgiving. FRAME'S FLOWER SHOP 322-7thStTMtS. Phom 327-2666, 327-5747 CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDKAL DENTAL HOG. 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Shop at your most dynamic UtUe Meat Markets in Town. SHOP VANTA'S MI ATS Serve You' Shop Vanta's Meats successfully Now! Meat aOacfiva Oct. 22 aoH Oct. St. U74 THE ART STUDIO ON FIFTH AVENUE 710 5th Avenue South Presents A SELECTION OF RECENT PAINTINGS By KATHERINEHAYNES Formerly Art Teacher at Coaldale Exhibition Ends November 6th ;