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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Wedn.idoy, Auguil IB, 1971 Opportunities for projpcl Safety ignored in roads, study shows By CAHOI. I'ASCOr. MONTKfv-VL (fl'i U'lio took Ilic [1111 mil or driving.' Thai's Ilic six Win- nipeg iinivi'vsily :i Indent s sptnl I wo mimllis nuking ot Manitoba engineers :md goverrinciil Tin- nn- came back us diivtT, vehicle and reaihuiy. hul it Ihc las! li'.ey WXTC primarily inlercstal in. As Connie II :i c k h o n s p, leader of Ilic invcsiiaaling learn, explniiiixl nl ;i Canada ConkTCncc of Young Drivers met'ling in Moinri'iil. much remains unknown about Ibc vehicle and driver. Bill a grcul deal of re- search lias bren done on lion- lo build safe, efficient roads. The problem is that highway designers aren't paying at- lentioo. Aimed with an Opportuni- ties for You'll giant of 300, Connie aad five oilier girls pored through studies and films on road design pro- vided bv I'.S. gm'eriimnil purlinenls and agencies, road spwialisls and insurance as- sociations. Their a c e icport con- tluderi thai there is -'a wide- spread neglect of fundamen- tal safety practices on Mani- toba roads." ni'N OIT UI1A.U "Reganilcss n[ the why driver may he forced off the r o a d roadside areas should IKI sufficiently clear of obslnidiims lo sue him an opporlinnly lo regain control of his car and to save the lives of himself and his passengers." A little digging ihrougli ac- cident files showed that 1.176 vehicles ran off the road and hit fixed ebjcels in Manitoba in 1970. Property damage in Metro Winnipeg for lliis lype of accident alone totalled roadside, some IKl per eent of i of a national highway inspeo- collisions involving fixed ob- lion service lo analj'zc road- "g jects would be avoided. Those obstacles which can- not be moved should Ire de- signed lo break away to j yield lo Hie vehicle or at least 1 reduce force of impact, Guardrails, light posts, ditches, overpass concrete supports, biidge construction i and trees are all road- side hazards. LKADS TO CRASH Discussions with highway engineers showed thai "more oficn than not, the guardrail would lead an errant vehicle inlo an obstruction instead of around it.'' Aluminum sign poles which break away when hit by a ve- hicle are only slightly morp than sign poles on cement bases, yet only Al- berta, Ontario and Saskatch- ewan are using them. In gore portion of Ihe roadway where the main highway branches to nnollier road or e.vit investigators found "exces- sive guardrail will! evposed ends, huge concrclc signs eir bedded in heavy cement or slcel bases and raised curbs." The students said munici- pal iind provincial engineers, city planners, bridge design- ers and insurance company spokesmen were interested and helpful during their study. side For Maniloba, there was a special recommendation that a full-lime safety engineer be. appointed lo acl in an advi- sory and. if necessary, veto capacity to ensure construc- tion of safe roads. Finally, there should be more communication be- tween provincial highway de- partments for. as the report explained: "We were nmnzcil lo find ideas and improvements In some provinces hut not in all. When we asked some of the engineers why this is (he tase, they stated that copy- ing highway features from oilier provinces was not done very often. Horticultural says Lethbridge exhibitor Bv BEVERI.Y-.A.VV c.iraso.v Hcralil Sliitr Writer Nelson Sullivan considers it "fascinating to see what you finally come up with when yon j plant a Liny seed." i Mr. Sullivan is a second-lime entrant in the I.ethbridgc and District Horticultural Society show being held today, and is also a director in Ihe society. He "gels a thrill" out of using i cross pollination lo try and dcv- Transport Minister Joe Bo- elo new or pianls. rowski of Manitoba, on the flowers. blll savs .'w-iin Soiiih- olhcr hand, said flatly Miat highways would be complete- ly safe if someone could just gel Llie idiots out from behind the wheel. CHANCE TO LIVE B o i: o w s k i saw no value in a program of cor- 1U paring them for Ihe a c i u a I, rather nebulous, according to Mr. Sullivan. "As long as the Cleaning of the flowers is flowers done by the complete removal of insects from the blossom, end Ihe use. of a light film mist lo clean any particles of dust i or other foreign ma 11 c r from the petals. Preparation involves "proper hardening off" of the blossom and stem by immedialely after 110 degree water for 24 hours. This process is designed to strengthen and firm the flower t dies oc flowers, and he says reeling existing roadside haz-'( lhat he would be "only too ards and preventing new happy" lo help someone out- ones from occurring. Even day or night when it comes A drive along Winnipeg's though we agree with his program of 'gelling rid of the drunk behind the wheel', we that an innocent person should also liave a chance lo live should he suffer a blow- out, etc degrees above you can still produce a pretty nice fl o w e i Storage of the flowers be- j.r.j.j, twcen the culling and prepara- "HLS home garden at 133 14lh i lion< and tne actual showing is St. N. conlains almost all van-! hV Hie I'lossom in a sealed echophanc bag. and nlacing in an old fridge which Mr. Sullivan keeps in his base- ment, expressly for lhat pur- Waverlcy Street indicated total of 1.535 roadside haz- ards within a f i v e-miie stretch. Further research indicated thai if necessary ob- stacles such as a lamp post were 30 feet back from the pose. The fridge is kepi between 38 j and 40 degrees, because, as in the case of some blossoms, heat lends to cause white blossom greying off on In conclusion, the students Hovers, and 50 per cent in care recommended establishment I and selection, cleaning and pre- lo horticulture Almost all va- rieties which he has, he starts from seeds. Preparation for a horticultur- al showing, says Mr. SuJJivan, is made rp, approximately show per cent of the growing of the edges. Standards to comply wilh in have flower is clean and insect free, there are no definite stan- he says. In the case of a rose, points which judges would be looking for would include the form, col- or, foliage, and that the blos- som is free of blemishes. "It must he clean and of a deep rich Mr. Snllivan says. The "'r.din'- would be judged on wither all the flor- o'- 'nclals) are facing forward, whether cr I they are neatly together, whether the blossom is disease and insect free, and if it has a "good, firm, straight according to Mr. Sulli- van. In Ihis year's show, Mr. Sulli- van has 137 enlries which in- clude a vegetable display, a dahlia display, a display of as- sorted flowers, plus side enlries. Currently. Mr. Sullivan is working on developing a new slrajn of Tomalo one that can withstand frost. "I have suc- ceeded in developing one which was slill in prime condition af- had Ihe horticvJtural showing are' much frost.' lllc tcr being exposed lo 27 degree weather. It is the first time I one withstand so i READY FOR THE SHOW Nelson Sullivan arranges his class 204 display at Ihe Exhibition Pavilion for the 49lh Lelhbridge and District Horticultural show. Displays will be open to the public until 10 p m. tonight and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Convenience marriages may involve 350 counles C7 J Ry KEN METIIF.KAL I VANCOUVER (CPl The titillating case of a marriage- began a series of arrests follow- connection wilh Ihe case. Tuo who regularly follow a female ing a 10-monlh investigation by women pleaded guilty lo i life-style in dress and appear- for-convenicnce scheme on Can-! cials. RCMP and police, ada's West Coast involving Last week Gur e ii a r a n j it male impersonators, bigamists j Singh Atwal. 20, pleaded guilty and mor( thar SCO East Indians' in provincial court lo a charge is expected lo be betore Ue j of conspiracy, admitting he ar- courts for several months. ranged "marriages" for Iwo irr.migralion department offi- charges laid in connection with: The scheme, allegedly involv ing East Indian men who mar- ried Canadian-born in some case: female imperson- qualify for landed-im- migrant stalus first came to light Jast January when police East Indian men to female im- postors to enable the men to gain landing status. lie was put on suspended sentence and or- dered to leave Canada. Atwal is the third person Lo plead gitiily lo charges laid in BACK TO SCHOOL in BENEFIT SHOES The store wilh a competent, fully experienced staff, drained )D fit all Feel correctly! For the cnmpus and college set NEW SUEDES f WET LOOK TIES New Chunky Heels New Wild Woolleys New Shindigs New Maglkins by Maxinc wf iibclr a of SAVAGE SHOES tor New Red Cnrpet New Gold Cross New Amalfis New La Vallee B E N E F I T S H 0 E Ihe case Two women pleaded guilty earlier this year, one being fincxl S400 and liie other is scheduler) for sentence laler this month. Ai.other 52 have been charged, including 33 expected lo be dealt wilh in a mass trial in Vancouver. Charges L gainst the remain- der are expected to be heard starling later this month and in Sepl ember in courts situated in a number of communities in the lower Brilish Columbia main- land. OFFICIAL CHARGED Among (hose charged is Anton Paul, commissioner o[ mar- riages al Abbotstord. B.C. A marriage commissioner is a civil servant who issues mar- riage licences and keeps Ihe necessary records for a district. A police spokesman said Fri- day that fewer than 100 mar- riages are involved in [he cases now before Ihe courts although the immigralujr department t-s- timales at least 350 marriages for convenience took place. "We just haven't enough man- power lo investigate every one in sufficient detail (o bring it before ihe courts.' Ihe spokes- man said. With the case before the coiu'ls. police and immicralion officials are unwilling to provide precise details of evidence to be They also report their investi- gations turned up some in- stances of bigamy with married women goir.g through marriage ceremonies wilh East Indians. APPLICATION'S PILE IT When Ihe case broke last Jan- nary. L. C. Hawkins, Pa :ifie re- gion director of immigration, said investigation of Ihe mar- riages started in March, 13VO when applications for landed- immigrant status started piling up from recently-married East Indian men who had entered 1 Canada as visitors. Most were unskilled workers who would no' normally qualify for admis- sion. Ho said discovery in January this year that some marriages involved transvestiles, including some performers wliio imperson- ate females in Vancouver clubs, was the "big break" in Ihe case. "We had identified some but we're not sure how many of them ,ve've he said at the time. "You'd be surprised how difficult it is to tell which is which. 1 won't go into detail as to how we identified Ibem, but it was not hv normal interroga- tion." The impersonators wore women's clothing and makeup while ayip'.ving for marriage lie- after rejecting requests from some recent arrivals thai they be allowed to be married in the Sikh lemple in south Vancouver. CHARGED .Members of the community said some East Indians had charged as much as SlO.OOfl to be brought lo Canada and to go through the marriage ceremony in order to gain landed status. They said opera- tors of Ihe scheme Vad con- ducted what amounted lo re- eniiting missions in India, par- ticularly in the rural areas of the Punjab. The case poses the tantalising question of whether two men ean legally marry each oilier in Canada During a preliminary hearing earlier this year before Provin- cial Court Judge Gordon H. Johnson, the Crcwn attempted lo produce evidence from Rod- crick Gordon Marshall, who is alleged to have gone through a form of marriage with Darshan Singh Narwal. Counsel for Narwal allcmpted '.o prevent Marshall from giving evidence agaii.sl Narwal. tiling Ihe Canada Evidence Act which conlains a provision lhat a wife cannot tcslify against her hus- j hand. HOME GROWING Citrus Jruils suitable for in- door home growing include Cal- mondia orange, Otaheite orange and dwarf Cliinese lemon. SPIC AND SPAN DRY CLEANERS 1 Locations 112 8lh St. S and College Mall 2 Pair Men's Slacks 2 Pair Ladies' Slacks 2 Men's Suit Jackets 2 Ladies' Suit Jackets 2 Ladies' Plain Skirts BINGO MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH WEDNESDAY AT 6T00 P.M. Jackpot 5125 in 58 Numbers I2lh Game in 7 Numbers 4lh -Slh 12 Games Doubled in 7 Numbers- 5 Cards 2 FREE GAMES FREE CARDS DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE CASH AND CARRY 2 Localioni College Mall anl 112 Blh Si. S. Reg. 90c each NOW ONLY 112 CASH AND CARRY GNLY-BOTH LOCATIONS 8th ST. S. COLLEGE MALL presented (hiring the (rials. Hut j cnccs and in apply in R (o immi- thcy say their investigations gralion authorities for landed- show some East. Indian men j immigrant slates for their "hus- through marriage, ceremo- nies uilji female impersonators, inrludinp hvn nclnrs been performing female imper- sonation in Vancouver night clubs and another seven men hands. 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