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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta W.diesdny, April 12, 1972 1HE IEIIIBRIDGE HERAlD 35 Most, of life devoted to project Bachelor worker plans to salvage legendary liner Titanic By CAI101, KUNNHDY LONDON (CD Can Ilic Titanic sail again? Douglas Woolley IMS (leveled half his 33 years lo a dream of salvag- ing the legendary liner and now sees himself ai last reach ot liis goal. Undaunted by the skepli- cism of professional salvage men, tliis bachelor factory M'orkcr from the little Hert- fordshire tov.n of Baldock has declared publicly ttiat the. summer of will "defi- nitely" see Ibo lost Titanic berthed a( l.ivcirraol aflcr first being beached for repairs at Cape Race in Newfound- land. Woolley's scheme for sal- vaging the vessel, which sank April 15, IU12, on its glittering niahlen voyage, alter striking an iceberg off the Grand Banks o( Nciv- (oundland, reads like some- thing out of Jules Verne. Briefly, it involves descend- ing to the three miles a bathys- phere, mechanically strapping npeii-emled plastic larks to the hull and converting the sea-water beneath (hem to clrogen and oxygen by an elec- tro-chemical process. As Woolley tells it, the hy- drogen gas then will lift the wreck to the surface. He says the process, developed by two Hungarian scientists, Dr. Am- bros Balas am'. Szasz- koc of Budapest, has success- iully raised a hargo from (lie bed of llio Danube. The wreck then be because of the rip in the hull caused by the iceberg- to Cape Hacc, some miles north. After cleaning and some repairs, it would be taken to New York for exhibition before being toncxl home across Ilic Atlan- tic to complete the tragically unfinished voyage of 60 years Ego. Woolley's ultimate plan is to relit tlie TUaiiic and turn her into n floating museum at Liv- erpool. He also believes tho wreck may hold up to million worth of bullion and passenger list in- cluded men like J. Aster, reputedly worth 5120 million, and. mining magnate Ben Guggenheim, with a fortune of, million. Woolley has unilaterally de- clared himself sole owner o( Ihe Titanic. Cunard Steam- Ship Co. has long since lost in- terest in ils former associa- tion with the While. Star Line and nobody has yet come tor- ward lo challenge the Baldork man's claim. Meanwhile he earns about a week as n hosiery dye operator and lias calculated the salvage operation will cost al least million. He now claims to have this money "in the bay" in the shape of a contract with a London fi- nance, company which he de- clines lo name. This company, he says, will cari-y out a preliminary photo- graphic survey of Hie wreck this spring, sonar and oilier advanced underwater equipment provided by a lead- ing U.S. electronics manufac- turer. Hut Ilic posilion al tho wreck is only known within u radius of 18 miles and it may be heavily silted over, so it's anybody's guess whether pho- tographs are possible. Woolley is undoubtedly a single-minded, sincerely ob- sessed man who believes he can accomplish a task the world thinks impossible. Ha likes lo point out that few peo- ple in the JKiOs believed they would see men on the moon by NOT CONVINCED His team of 15 like-mincJed enthusiasts scnrce'v convirccs the sl-.eplii's. They nrc mostly working men like none v.ilh any salvage experi- ence. Tlic yuuucest is a schoolboy. Michael Gilbeil. wh'1 i.-vcvyv.hci'c vill) lhi> team's "llKI-iCClt." TJic Titanic Salvage C'o. op- erates from n e- I room apurlmctil. crammed I Tilanic memorabilia, but 1 it has some wide- spread contacls in the United Stales nr.d olscuiiore. Sim'C Woolloy has no telephone, lie is (jHrn called nuay from iiis laclorv workbench to lake a from .some American company president or rcliicd U.S. general. British newspaper and tele i vision reporters have grov n wury of habit of giving definite st.irthifT Jur his project rjnl Iben pul- ling tliem hack for lack nf I hmtls or .swile olJier nM.son. Ili.s solicilor says cautiously Irmrirraturc of iinr: people react Ihan otii- l he ciithll- r pi'o'.cs the nnc o v. ill have the tourist ntlrac- Family life course lo lie extended EDMONTON fCP) The success ot a pilot program in Ihrce junior high schools will mean an extension of the fam- ily life education course to an additional 12 junior separate high schools this f.ill, It was an- nounced loclay. A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Separate School Board, said the program, formally des- ignated as "Christian family living" was designed by tcacb- crs and administrators in con- sultation with parents for Grades 7-ft. Teachers involved in the pro- gram will attend B four-day training session without pay af- ter schools close in June. About 'IP, teachers are expected to be involved in the program lor the 1972-73 school year. DIES AT 107 August Jack, fcelicvril Ihe oldest per- SMI in llrilish Columbia, rticrt at age 107. A rsriilent of Ihe (.'lieiiiaimis arm on Vancon- vrr Island fnr Ilic lasl rears. Mr. born at l.umini, nrar llrllingliam, Mash. You know the fop speed of but do you know the top speed of yourtires? f -v. Some cars can go faster than the tires that are on them will safely allow. Not racing cars or "muscle" cars, but just everyday, ordinary sedans. This terrifying prospect is a result 01 the everydaj7, ordinary driving some people do, and the kind of tires they happen to have. For instance: If you commute to tread on the road, the additional bulging in the sidewall can cause even more heat After a while, all this heat huildsup, and can cause the tire to start literally "breaking The rubber gets soft, and weak. And eventually, the tire just isn't capable of safely performing at highway speeds over a sustained period. Even though your car still is. are bonded to the plies and run around the centre of the whole tire. Much like a girdle which holds a woman in at the waist, so do belts keep (lie tire firm and prevent it from dis- torting at speed. As well, they fight the tendency or- dinary tires have to "lift" when cornering by keeping more tread flat on the road, and from the city each day, and do a lot of constant high speed highway driving and cornering, the wear and tear on your tires (if they're the wrong ones for your The batrie of the bulge. kind of driving) can be worse than the wear and tear on you. Foremost, is the problem of heal. That bugaboo of all tires. Each time a tire moves, it flexes. (Squeeze and unsqueeze your hand rap- idly. That's just one kind of flexing a tire goes through when it's moving.) And each time it flexes, friction causes heat build-up in the tire. (Bend a coat hanger back and forth quickly and .sec how hot it gets.) The faster you go, the more the heat. The longer you go faster; even more heat. And if youido alot of cornering with- out a tire designed to keep maximum The battleground. Uniroyal engineers thought long and hard about this problem and cre- ated a special tire for the person who does a lot of highway driving. The Uniroyal Tiger Paw. It'sabelted bias-ply tire, and it's dif- ferent than a conventional tire in some very significant ways as we'll try to ex- plain if you'll bear with us: First of all, the or foun- dation of our tire in the diagram) consists of two full layers or "plies'1 of nylon running at a carefully engineered bias, or angle to each other. (Thus the term "bias-ply''.) The precisely fixed angles at which these plies are placed results in minimum flexing when the tire is moving. Which in turn results in a cool- riding tire with Imv heat build-up. We use nylon be- cause it's the strong- the Belts explained. e r ae carcass niriena known. (Which is also why you'll find it in jet plane tires as well as in "Indy" race car tires.) Now the belts. iThey'iv in the uiagram.) We have two tough rayon belts thai The less a tire distorts and squirms, the less heat is built up. And the less the chance.- of tiro strain leading to breakdown and failure. What about mileage'.1 Once again. Tiger Paws deliver. Since the belts minimise the tire squirm- ing on the road, less rubber scrubs off the tread. That, coupled with our extra deep tread grooves gives you extra in- creased mileage over conventional tires. Safety. Performance. Mileage. If you happen MJ do the kind of driving we've, been be you need the kind of tire we've beontalkingabout. Tiger Paws htart at about ;