Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, September 5, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 37 Shooting hail clouds Cotton fields In the Fergana Valley, U. S.S.R., this summer received protection from cold, damp air masses. The moment hail cl ouds were observed on radar screens, an anti-aircraft gun crew went into action. S hells fluffed with chemicals were fired at the hail clouds, causing them to rain. Hai I combat teams operate tn the Caucasus, Moldavia and Central Asia regions, protect ing acres of crops. EXERCISE DIET MODELING MAKE-UP HAIR FASHION MANNERS CAREERS An exciting new course of beauty and fashion for girls 13 to 16 years old Discovery is fun. It's a chance for a young girl to learn, experiment and choose from the many things that are becoming a part of her world. Here's how it works. A girl attends a Discovery session once a week for 10 weeks. In that time, she'll learn about make-up, skin care, modeling, exercise and fashion, just to name a few. Each session has been outlined and prepared by an expert in that particular field. Junior Baiaar A Discovery course is designed to help the young girl arrive at her own individual personality and her learning techniques, finding what works best for her, then putting it all together. Sears It's a way to get good things going. And that's what Discovery is all a'bout. Applications available In Jr. Bazaar, Centre Village Mall, Lothbridge STORE HOURS: Open Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thurs. and Fri. a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall, Telephone 328-9231 Bikini residents gear for return to home isle BIKINI, Marshall Islands (Reuter) Forty concrete louses, all alike, line a dusty road beside the blue waters of a Pacific lagoon, awaiting the re- ran of the Bikini islanders. American authorities re- moved the people of the remote atoll in the Marshall Islands moved in the Marshall Islands >sfore the nuclear tests car- ried out at Bikini and nearby Eniwetok between 1946 and 1958. Atomic explosions were set off in the air, on the surface and under the water. Entire islands simply disintegrated. The vegetation of Bikini was stripped away by the fireballs and for many years the atoll was contaminated by nuclear fallout, unfit for human living. Now one of the world's most remote housing developments is going up on this barren atoll. Workmen, toiling under the tro- pical sun, are putting the finish- ing touches to the homes in preparation for the islanders re- turn perhaps before the end of this year. The people of Bikini, who numbered about 150 when they were evacuated in 1946, were eventually resettled on the rocky isle of in the south- ern Marshalls But they have longed to re- turn ever since they left. Killi has no safe lagoon for fishing, a major source of suste- nance for the islanders, and their 27-year exile has been a time of extreme difficulty for them. Since 1968, when the level of radiation on Bikini was de- clared low enough to make re- turn possible, the United States has been preparing the atoll by planting coconuts and other running out of bricks tropical food plants, and con- structing a new village. The number of islanders was estimated last year at about 300. The people were required to give their approval at each stage, although objections now are being raised on some as- pects of the design. Each fam- ily will have a typhoon-resistant home with adjacent cooking, laundry and toilet areas. Bikini is part of the far-flung Pacific trust territory adminis- tered by the U.S. under a United Nations mandate. The houses will be ready for occupancy towards the end of this year. But whether the people will accept them and other arrangements for their re- turn now is a matter of some concern to trust territory offi- cials. There are, for instance, objec- tions being raised to the hous- ing design, though this was originally approved by the islanders. Officials in the Marshall Is- lands district centre of Majuro, however, are confident that through negotiations, the path of return can be smoothed out. Whether the people of Bikini go home this year or next, the homecoming is bound to be an emotional occasion. Law student offers mobile bar service CALGARY (CP) With an investment in a panel truck, a portable bar and 300 glasses Bob Benwick has started his own business; a mo- bile bar service. The 28-year-old University of Calgary student says the busi- ness will not interfere with his studies. And if he's tied up, he'll hire a student to work for him. Canadian Speed-Bar service charges an hour for provid- ing a bar service at your home: just call and Bob or some other bartender will come. He says Ms mobile bar Is ca- pable of serving gatherings of up to 60 persons. Bob, who will graduate next year in economics and who plans to go to law school, says he expects to make a month from his business. NOTICE The Public Is invited to meet with the City Council to discuss matters pertcrin- taining to Civic Affairs. Any person interested in making state- ments to or asking questions of Council may appear at a Public Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Monday, September 10, at p.m. JOHN GERLA City Clerk TALKHA, Egypt (AP) Egypt is running out of bricks. The reason: the Aswan Dam. For thousands of years the Nile River summer floods de- posited a rich layer of silt in the Nile Delta, Egypt's bread- basket, to replenish washed- away top soil. For centuries the silt has also been used to make red bricks for building. The silt was dug from the river banks, mixed with placed in special moulds, baked in the sun and then put in huge ovens where the bricks were produced. But the Aswan Dam, built with Soviet assistance to control the Nile waters, has changed that. It has been only 2% years since the silt deposits ceased. Farmers now use fertilizer to enrich their fields, and grow up to four crops a year instead of one or two, with the assurance of a steady water supply. PRODUCTION SUFFERS But brick production has suf- fered at a time when Egypt faced a severe housing short- age. "Manufacturing bricks out of silt used to be an easy job which cost us almost says Hamdy El Eishmawy, owner of a brick factory in this delta town northeast of Cairo. But his production has drop- ped from six million to two million annually in two years. "With no silt he says, "my factory and hundreds of others scattered across the delta are either forced to shut down or find raw materials elsewhere." Factory owners have been buying agricultural land in the delta one of the most fertile areas in the world to make bricks. Forced with deciding whether to use the land to grow food, or to shelter people, the govern- ment decided this summer the land must be used for food. Ninety-six per cent of Egypt io desert. LAND STRIPPED A recent report by the agri- cultural ministry said nearly half a million acres of fertile farmland has been stripped of its top soil for bricks or taken by creeping construction on land previously restricted to farming. Within two to four years, as soon as enough other bricks can be produced, the government plans to ban red brick produc- tion. Ahmed Kamal Labib, presi- dent of the Institute of Con- struction Research, says sand bricks, made from sand and limestone, are a good substi- tute, and said it's Egypt's most plentiful resource. A new sand-brick factory was opened in July on the outskirts of Cairo and is expected to pro- duce 200 million bricks an- nually. But Egypt needs two bil- lion bricks a year. 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