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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE ItTHBRIDGE HERAtD Wednesday, April 25, 19. 3. Acupuncture wins approval CARSON CITY, NOV. {.iov. Mike O'Calkifjhan signed into law here a measure mak- ing Nevada the first state to iiHow acupuncture to be prac- ticed without supervision of li- censed United States physi- cians. The bill allowing the ancient Chinese healing art involving use of thin, sharp needles had run into opposition from Ne- vada medical groups. But dem- onstrations of the technique on more than 400 persons here ap- parently convinced legislators there is merit in the practice. The American Medical Asso- ciation has said the only other state to on acupuncture is California, where the practice is allowed in medical schools or hospitals where doclors trained. Road designers are being put on hot seat arc CRIME UATJi: DROl'S HALIFAX (CP) The over- ROBERT LINDSAY New York Times Service HOUSTON A 28-year-old pipefitter crashed his 1970 Ford pick-up truck at 70 miles an hour into a row of steel bar- rels in front of a four-foot tlu'ck concrete freeway pier all crime rate in Halifax in 1972 here recently. But he wasn't showed its first decrease in a number of years, a police de- partment report said. The de- partment handled criminal cases in 3972, as opposed to in 1971 for an over-all drop of 3.5 per cent. hurt: the impact of the crash was cushioned by the 42 bar- rels lined up like a row of closely packed bowling pins. The incident demonstrated how a relatively inexpensive innovation in highway safety has begun to save significant numbers of lives across the country. It also illustrated why highway design is increasingly being blamed for many of the nation's traffic deaths each year. The change in attitude to- ward traffic deatlis is coming in much the same way that atttention was focused almost a dccase ago on how small changes in automotive design could cut highway deaths and injuries significantly. movement is growing to impli- cate what they call faulty "highway crash design" as a major factor in the death toll and to demand changes. At the same tfme, courts have begun to hold road de- signers more responsible than in the past for the safety of their products, much as they began several years ago to hold auto manufacturers more responsi- ble for the safety of their pro- ducts. Also, strong evidence is be- Among safety experts a i ginning to accumulate that on highways, as in cars, relatively small steps such as the use of the barrel installations here can have a dramatic effect in convert ing what would normally be fatal accidents into minor mishaps. The stakes for making such improvements seem to' be high: according to a government study, at least Americans die each year in the simplest kind of accident: a driver runs off the road and hits a road- side abutment, pier, sign, tree utility pole or other structure. Two-thirds of all fatal acci- dents on federal inters t a t e liighways involve only one ve- hicle. Federal accident studies in- dicate that some of the most treacherous points on inter- state highways are at off- ramps and intersections known technically as "gore areas." On the average, there are one or two accidents a yesr at every such point across the nation. Because most people travel relatively fast on these super- highways, such crashes tern to be serious. Typically, engin- eers say, drivers changing from one channel of a free way system, to another be- come confused or do net react fast enough aijd plow into BARGAIN VALUES EFFECTIVE TIL CLOSING SATURDAY APRIL 28, 1973 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES TO NORMAL FAMILY PURCHASES. WHITE BREAD FACIAL TISSUE CANADELLE SOD'S 2 PLY PKGS. JACK JILL 16 OZ. NET WT. JARS CHUCK ROASTS OR ROUND BONE SHOULDER TOWELS SWAN ASSORTED 2 ROLL PKGS. LOBLAWS or HIGH 15 FL OZ. BTLL 100% PUBS VEGETABLE L-BRAND MARGARINE 1 LB. NET WT. PKGS. for J f SWEET, JUICY MEDIUM VALENCIA ORANGES SLICED PEACHES CANADA GRADE A BEEF CROSS RIB ROASTS Ib. 1" TOMATOES KRAFT CHEESE PIZZA 15 oz. netwt. pkg..... KRAFT SALAD DRESSING 251 MIRACLE WHIP 9 for I 1641. oz. ion.......... for I IMPORTED WHOLE OR HALF LAMB LEGS Ib................... 79 RED, RIPE CANADA NO. 1 GRADE......Ib. 19 MONARCH JOLLY MILLER ORANGE DRINK CRYSTALS fkg. of 2-.1 LIQUID BLEACH JAVEX 64-fl. oz. bottle BREADED STEAKETTES Ib............. CURNS SHAMROCK SLICED RiNDlESS SIDE BACON Ib. pVg.......... 1.49 PLANT NOW! A GOOD SELECTION AVAILABLE Rose Bushes Clematis Holland Bulbs Seed Potatoes Grass Seed 0 Garden Seeds Shrubs YORK FROZEN ORANGE JUICE 12-fl. oz. FABRIC SOFTENER FLEECY 64-fJ. ez. bollle 49 89 BSOOKPARK CHEESE SLICES KRAFT CANADIAN PROCESS net pkg......... .49 Frozen Dinners CHICKEN, TURKEY, SAUSBURY ncT wl. pJsgs. 2 '1 im pfcgs. I abutments or piers at the wedge-shaped intersections. Highway researchers, led to a large extort by the Texas transports! ion institute at Texas A. and M. University near here, concluded in the late 1960's that motorists coulc be protected from these dis- turbingly frequent crashes by some sort of "cushion." The some Texas group earlier hac pioneered development of uti- lity poles and sign-posts with "breakaway" support, to give drivers who bif one a better chance of survival. The concept that evolved was placing in front of the "gore areas" rows of empty steel drums that would col- lapse in a controlled way and absorb the kinetic energy of a collision that would normally have to be absorbed by the car and its passengers. The goal was to enable persons wearing seat belts in a stan- dard sized car to survive a 60-mile-an-hour crash with- out serious injuries. Although Texas engineers prefer empty steel drums in rows of up to about 20 feet deep, other devices, including, barrels filled with sand or water, work about as well, they say. Even bales of cot- ton, old tires, oleander bushes and containers filled with empty beer-cans can do the job in some situations, accord- ing to researchers. John G. Viner, a federal highway administration re- searcher, said he had analyz- ed 63 accidents where police reports indicated persons nor- mally would have been killed or hospitalized. In these 68 in- stances in which vehicles hit the crash-cushions, there were only five deaths and 12 hospi- talizing injuries, a reduction of 75 per cent. The devices are now in use, at least on a small scale, in at least 36 states. One govern- ment official estimated that there were probably 500 in place now across the country, with about half having been installed over the last six to 12 months. The federal de- partment cf transportation has ordered states by this summer to list all points on their tegs cf the interstate system where the devices could be used, and has said it plans to order in- stallations at each of these lo- cations. Auto safety regulations under study OTTAWA (CP) The minis- try of transport may require 1974 cars to be equipped so their engines will not start un- less lap and shoulder harnesses are fastened. Following announcement that Washington plans to impose such a regulation, they said the issue still is under study in Can- ada. In the" past, however, the min- istry has invariably set safety and pollution regulations to con- firm with U.S. standards. The yogurt yogurt lovers love. GOT IT? GOOD FOR YOU! Palm Dairies limited ;