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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta PLAN YOUR CHRISTMAS VACATION EARLY ButJe Travel now offers special holiday attractions for Hawaii, Las Vegas, Disneyland and the Caribbean FOR THE LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN. CONTACT BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE 1271 3rd S. Phone 328-3201 or 328-6S58 "BUTTE TRAVEL SERVICE-AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE" The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, September 5, 1970 PAGES 13 TO 28 J A. E. CROSS Your Franchisee! Dealer (or Nikon, Zeisi Ition, Mamiya, Boll and Howoll, Braun and Kodak Darkroom Equipment and Supplioi Seven major processing i porarily set aside until waste plants in Lothbridgc, concern-! treatment costs are deler- xl about pollution and the! mined. treatment of industrial waste, "The seven local industries have jointly decided to retain represented by the committee consulting engineer to deter- have an annual payroll of ?o.ra me what can be done about! million. The loss of any one of the problem. [the companies would have a of the detrimental effect on the econ- Industries Get On er utson Ross Held, manager Lethbridge plant of Canada Packers Limited and chairman of the committee of executives representing the seven local plants, said "treatment of in- dustrial waste is a matter of deep concern to industry. Thou- of dollars have been spent to curb pollution a n d thousands more will have to be j spent to protect our ecology. "Lethbridge industries omy of the city and district. Exorbitant waste treatment costs could prohibit other in- dustries from locating here. "It is imperative that our ecology be protected at a cost which will not be detrimental to the economy of the area. A balance between ecology and :ononry is our aim." Other companies represented jby the committee include: Al- N WHAT'S WITH THE WEATHER? Ted Wilson above right, officer In charge of the Department weather office ot Lethbridge's Kenyan Field, and Steve Metcalfe, check charts and computer data in reporting weather conditions for the 01 Used In I By MARGARET LUCKHURST Herald Staff Writer The maps, charts, and delicate instruments contained in the department of transport weather office at Lethbridge's Kenyon Field present a complete mystery to the layman who simply wants to know whether it will be nice this weekend or whether we can expect rain. However, says Ted Wilson, in charge of the weather office, forecasting for picnics is not the responsibility of his department. "We provide hourly reports to local radio stations, but our job essentially is to observe, record, and communicate the weather conditions over an immense area, stretching well into the Mr. Wilson said. "Our prime concern is keeping aircraft ad-vised of the type of weather they can expect on their flights." Mr. Wilson said the installation of modern computers has made it possible for his office to obtain accurate data on weather conditions pretty well anywhere in the world within a matter of minutes. This has not been the case for too long however. Meteorology is a young science and early maps and charts were imprecise and primitive. "Communications for many years were dependent entirely on telegraph lines for relaying weather information so that often bad weather was on top of an area before the message got Mr. Wilson explained. EXPANDS RAPIDLY A rapid expansion of meteorological services took place during the Second World War when Canadian meteorlogicsts became skilled in predicting the atmosphere over flie North Atlantic, a necessity in enabling the RCAF to ferry aircraft safely to the European war zone. Following the war the weather maps became much more sophisticated and weather observation or 'eyeballing' as the observers call it, became much more accurate. "Balloon radiosondes which ascend to heights of feet are plotted every feet or so and allow us to get wind speed and Mr. Wilson said, "we send up a balloon every six hours and we are able. to keep close tabs on any changes." To a weather-watcher who tends lo tell changes in the weather by his aching coins, the detailed maps which line the weather office are a confusing as the milky I Reporting To the trained observer however, they are as easily read as a doctor's prescription is to a druggist. These facsimile charts, which are printed commercially in the department in Ottawa and distributed to all weather offices, are in inked-in shades of dark red and blue. The map details (coastal outlines mountains etc.) are somewhat vague so as not to detract from the chart's main function, which is to carry the plotted data and subsequent analysis. Weather fronts and pressure systems are drawn in with almost artistic proficiency, a never ending job, as the maps must be done at regular intervals. Although the gauges and instruments in the weather office are complicated and intricate, the basic ones situated in a fenced enclosure out in the field are surprisingly simple. A small thingamajig shaped like a spoon catches and measure rain to the hundredth of an inch. A large saucer-shaped unit, surrounding a length of pipe is supposed to measure snow. "It also measures a fair amount of dust and sand which blows in with the snow off the Mr. Wilson pointed out. Somewhat more complicated instruments measure wind velocity and air pressure. "They may look Mr. Wilson said, "but they tell us inside what's going on outside." The weather office works in a co-operative way with v Waps? Con Weather C Lethbridge Research Station which is more concerned with the relation of weather to agriculture, Mr. Wilson said. Some of the maps are turned over to the University of Lethbridge for use by students in geography who are studying climatology and water resources. Although the weather office routinely receives photographs taken by weather satellites in outer space, they are not used operationally Mr. Wilson said. "These are used in the main forecast offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg and he explained, "but you must remember we are not forecasters as such. We provide information for forecast offices. We are too busy keeping aircraft informed of weather conditions across the country to be forecasters as well." Nevertheless the public wants to know whether it's going to rain for the family picnic, and so the office receives about calls a month asking for tomorrow's weather. "Instead of telling them to listen to the radio weather, or watch TV, we usually tell them what's in store, then of course, if we're the slightest bit wrong, they are mad." Weather observing is a comprehensive business requiring years of training. "We have a staff of four rotating on shifts round the Mr. Wilson said, "they get their basic training at the Air onditions School in Ottawa, and usually serve in various offices in different regions to give them a broad experience. Some train in Alaska, Inuvik, and in islands in the West Indies. But of course we're never through learning. The science of weather observation is really just opening up as communication becomes more improved all the time and weather reading devices more for about half the sewage which has to be treated by the city's sewage treatment plants before water is returned to the Qldinan River. "It is our hope that we can come up with a scheme to protect our ecology at a price which will allow us to continue operating. "Expansion plans for some of the local industries are being held in abeyance pending a canning urn 1 1 e a, Cornwall Canning Co. Ltd., Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd., Lilydale Poultry Sales Ltd.. Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery Ltd. and Western Canadian Seed Processors Ltd. Grants Mailed Homeowner grants totalling were received at city hall Friday. The grants are being processed as quickly as possible and homeowners whose taxes were paid in full should be getting the grant in the mail soon. Most of them are for the standard old age pensioners who receive the guaranteed income supplement qualify for a grant. Woman In Child 'Joan Agnes May Bayon of Lethbridge was remanded Friday to 30. days in the Alberta Hospital at Ponoka after being charged in magistrate's court with the non-capital murder of a city infant. Miss Bayon, 24, a professional babysitter, was charged in connection with the death Wednesday of two year old John' William Cotton, son of Mr and 'Irs. Wilf Cotton of Leftbridge. Medical evidence indicated infant had died of suffocation. Miss Bayon had been living in the Cotton home temporarily. City police indicate they are subsequently going to open investigation into the death in 1967 of a five-month-old Lethbridge 's Death The death, which at the time was accounted a crib death, will now be treated as a possible of the cost of treatment of industrial wastes. If costs in Lethbridge are higher than elsewhere, it is not inconceivable that some operations may relocate. "One firm, for example, is planning on doubling its plant investment in Lethbridge. The expansion is partially contingent on the cost of waste treatment. Planning has been Editor's Note: The following is the text of a Labor Day message from Gerald LitcMield, president of the Lethbridge and District Labor Council. "Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people. It also has become a symbol of the end of summer. In other countries it is called Eight Hour Day and commemorates the successful struggle for a shorter working day. Labor Day is a union member's day because it was initiated in 1882 by a trade unionist, Peter J. 'McGuire, a carpenter. Congress enacted a law in 1894 making the first Monday in September a national legal holiday. It was named Labor Me This celebration of Labor Day is a tribute to YOU and the millions of your trade union brothers and sisters. It's a time to reflect on the past and observe the progress that working people have achieved through the union organization. No other group of workers enjoy the high standard of living as do YOU and your fellow workers. This Labor Day we truly honor YOU, the union man, not only for the contribution to the welfare of the nation, as a worker, but also because the nation's high standard of living is a result of trade umon membership that has obtained decent wages and working conditions for you. We are all working to the one end to live in peace togetherness employer and employee. Thus Labor Day is founded upon the highest principles ol humanity. It gives hope and encouragement for the attainment of the aspirations for the future of the human family. To you and all trade linioi members, a good, healthy and happy Labor Day." History Passed To Disney Firm Frank Smith, manager of the Travel and Convention Association of southern Alberta said recently that stories depicting some of this area's early history have been sent to officials of Walt Disney productions for their consideration. "We think Jerry Potts is equally as interesting as Davy Mr. Smith said, "and certainly the story of the development of the Northwest Mounted Police is a chronicle that catches the imagination of old and young alike. We'd very much like to see this important part of our history made into CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans-Unit 34 BINGO IN THE CLUBROOMS Tues., Sept. 8th JACKPOT Blackout in 57 Not. For Members and Their I Bill Perkinson and Jack Thompson of El Rancho Realty of Lethbridge said today the Lethbridge Treadway Inn to be built in Lethbridge has top priority for Canada. El Rancho Realty was responsible for completing the financing arrange ntents for Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd. of the city, of which Dan Hoyer is president. The financing is by Thomas D. Forsythe Inc. of Dayton Ohio. Major contractors, Mr. Perkinson said, are already inquiring about tendering for the Has I room hotel complex, but blueprints will have to be finalized before the final go-ahead is given. Mr. Per kin son said El Rancho Realty 'is also working out financing arrangements for other Treadway Inns that are to be built in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto. Twelve feasibility studies have been completed, and El Rancho is also working on menls in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and North DENTURE 1 CLINIC 1 EDDY DIETRICH 1 Certified Dental Mechanic 1 Capitol Furniture Bldg. I M PHONE STUDENT SERVICES INC. WISH TO THANK all customers and friends for their support and patronage over the summer months. Thank You, GREG BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE Of Store Expected An announcement should be made within the next two weeks on the possible relocation of Cut Rate Furniture, a 2nd Ave. and 8th St. S., manager K. S. Godfrey said Thursday. The store is located on the land recently acquired by Wales Hotel Holdings Lid. of Lcthbrk'- for construction of tlie Lethbridge Treadway Inn, a nine-storey hotel adjacents to Gait RECORDERS ARE BIG, HEAVY EXPENSIVE AND VERY COMPLICATED-NOT ANY MORE! A child con operale The New Casselte Tape Recorders. They are Very compact, ligh! in weight. The Sound Quality Is Excellent, and Prices start at We Have Just Received The Completely New Line Of Bell and Howell Cassette Recorders-Some With AM-FM Radios Built-in. AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE ONLY DR. C D. 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