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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WvdiiMday, April 24, W4-THI IETHMIDQI Hf BALD-41 Tough drunk-driving laws fail HELSINKI (Rc-uter) Booze, a major killer on high- ways in many modern na- tions, is especially trouble- some in Finland and not even stiff jail terms can deter hard- drinking Finns The latest traffic report published in Helsinki said al- cohol is involved in 47 per cent of fatal road accidents, a six- per-cent rise in the last year And the increase has taken place in a country that prob- ably has the toughest drunk- driving laws in the world. Finnish authorities, despite jail terms for anyone tound guilty of driving under the in- fluence, have been forced to concede that they have failed to reduce drunks on the roads. A Finnish motorist takes to the highway knowing that, technically, if he has the slightest trace of alcohol while he is at the wheel he faces a jail sentence of three to six months There is no tradition of "one for the road" in Finland, where the fight against "de- mon drink" led to prohibition in the 1920 and where' pa- ternalistic government control of liquor sales and distribution continues JAILS PACKED But lawmakers are starting to consider softening the pen- alties for drunken mainly because there are 'simply too many people wait- ing their turn to go to jail for alcohol-vehicle offences The latest report, complied by official boards of inquiry that study all traffic acci- dents, makes no appeal for liberalization as a cure Instead it calls for in- creased usual form is a huge police trap at the bet- ter information for the public The battle to end drunken wheel-drunks as they are called in often taken to lengths verging on the ridiculous People have been jailed for the intent to drive when found in a drunken state on the back seats of their cars. Last year a man was jailed for pushing his bicycle home from a bar after having too much to drink Police still considered him to be in charge of a vehicle while under the influence Technically a Finn can be sentenced for leading a horse or even wheeling a wheelbar- row if his blotxT count shows too much alcohol. But the consolation that most Finns find in their tough laws is that they apply to every citizen with equal severity One of the latest cases to draw publicity was a member of Parliament who, flagged down by a police patrol, drove off rather than stop to face a drunken driving charge Montanan fights cancer Timothy Nunley, 19, is finally getting cancer treatments from the U.S. Navy, which said disciplinary action was taken because doctors failed to diagnose it sooner Timothy proudly sits astride his new motorcycle, a gift from his parents, Mr and Mrs. Robert Nunley. The family moved to Jacksonville, Fla., about a year ago from Libby, Mont. Mrs. Nunley said a doctor told her Timothy would be dead by now, but special treatment has improved his condition Sears Swiss-made Digitals! In sleek, functional designs to complement the easy-to-read dials. a-Ladies' Digital. Yellow gold colour top case. Champagne colour dial Black strap 21-Jewel Tradition Digital Loaded with winding, calendar, Incabloc shock protection. Water-resistant White Gold colour top case with brushed finish. Topaz colour dial and colour coordinated Brbwn suede strap c-Men's or Boys' Digital has Black dial with Grey trim Yellow gold colour top case. Handsome Black suede strap. d-Men's 17-Jewel Tradition Digital with calendar Contemporary styling with Chrome-plated top case, Silver-Grey dial with Navy Blue edges Strap in tones of Shaded Grey. e-Men's or Boys' Digital. Brushed finish Yellow Gold colour top case. Blue dial with Light Beige trim. Navy Blue suede strap. f-Ladies' Digital Pendant watch Round case in White gold colour with matching chain Oval shape Blue dial. 54" 16" 29" 19" 17" Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the driest guarantee Mtlsfftctlon or money refunded and free delivery Store Hours Open Daily 9 30 a m to S 30 p m Thursday and Friday 9 30 a m to 9 00 p m Centre Village Mall Telephone 328-9231 Sears buys a super little jr. dress And here to prove it are only 3 of the 4 styles awaiting you at Sears Junior Bazaar All are prints because prints are tops on your shopping list this season In new- est shapes Puff sleeved White collared and cuffed The ever- flattering sweetheart-neckline dress making the most of a trim waistline with diamond insert and back ties A button fronter with stitched tucks We chose them in assorted acetate- nylon blend and triacetate jersey All are hand washable no dry-cleaning bills to pay1 Assort- ed spring-favorite colors Jumorsizes 5 to 13 JUNIOR BflZflflR Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satitfaction or money refunded and free delivery Store Hours: Opei, Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;