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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Ftbruary 20, 1975-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-3 UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather Compulsory use of auto seat belts recommended Synopsis An upper level disturbance began moving eastward across Central and. Southern Alberta overnight. Snow accompanying this disturbance will amount to less than one inch with up to 2 inches expected for the foothills and Cypress hills area of Southern Alberta. Northern regions will not be affected by this disturbance. Another system m the vicinity of Great Slave Lake will cause some cloud and snowflurries today through extreme northern regions. By Friday ail of the forecast district can expect a return to sunny mild con- ditions. Forecast Lethbridge Today: Cloudy with occasional flurries. Clearing this afternoon with winds becoming west 20, and gusting. Highs near 35. Lows tonight near 25. Friday: Sunny. Chinook winds. Highs near 45. Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy. Occasional snowflurries. Highs 30 to 35. Lows near 15. Friday: Sunny periods. Winds southwest 20. Highs near 35. Calgary Cloudy with snowflurries in a few localities this morning. Winds increasing to west 20 and gusting. Highs near 35. Lows tonight near 25 ex- cept 10 to 15 eastern Red Deer region. Friday: Mainly sunny. Gusty west winds. Highs 10 to 45. Columbia-Kootenay Cloudy with occasional light snowflurries decreasing this afternoon. Highs in the low 30s. Friday: Cloudy with a few sunny periods. Lows near 20. Highs near 35. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Scattered showers of ram or snow and gusty winds moving from west to east across region today. Scattered snow and colder tonight Clearing trend and colder Friday except' scattered snow showers, southeast portion. Highs today 35 to 45. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Friday 20 to no West of Continental Divide Snow showers today occasionally mixed with rain and gusty winds. Snow showers ending and colder tonight. Mostly fair Friday. Highs today 30 to 40. Lows tonight 10 to 20. Highs Friday 25 to 35. Cross-Canada Wealher Canadian weather picture today: British Columbia Cloudy with occasional showers till noon. cloudy with snowflurries in the south. cloudy. Snowflurries at some localities. and mild in the south. Cloudy with flurries in the far north. cloudy. Sunny periods in the north. sunny. Maritime Becoming sunny. Newfoundland-Cloudy with flurries and brisk westerly winds. Weather around ihe World Weather conditions and temperatures around the world between midnight and Aberdeen 37 cloudy, Amsterdam 30 clear, Ankara 36 rain, Antigua 75 clear, Athens 48 cloudy. Auckland 73 partly cloudy. Berlin 36 cloudy, Birmingham 36 cloudv Brussels 36 clear. Cairo 70 drizzle. Casablanca 52 clear, Copenhagen 32 clear Dublin 45 rain, Geneva 41 cloudy, Hong Kong 59 clear, Lisbon 50 clear, London 36 partly cloudy, Madrid 39 clear, Malta 50 clear, Manila 77 partly cloudy, New Delhi 54 storm, Nice 43 clear. Oslo 16 clear, Paris 37 clear, Peking 19 clear, Rome 41 partly cloudy, Saigon 72 clear, Seoul 28 clear, Sofia 28 partly cloudy, Stockholm 30 clear. Sydney clear, Taipei 55 haze, Teheran 41 cloudy, Tel Aviv 64 cloudy. Tokyo.39 cloudy. Tunis 48 clear. Vienna 34 snow, Warsaw 34 cloudy. Temperatures Sun sen tonight at rises at on Friday Lethbridie.......... Medicine Hal Pincber Creek....... High Level.......... Grande Prairie...... Peace River Edson Rocky Mtn House Vermilion........... Edmonton Jasper Banff............... Coronation.......... Calgary............. Victoria Prince Rupert...----- Prince George Penticton Kamloops........... Vancouver......... Prince Albert....... North Battleford Saskatoon........... Swift Current Yorkton Moose Jaw Thompson North Bay......... 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In a 60-page preliminary report released Wednesday, the task force quoted a long list of statistics to support its lone recommendation that Alberta should lead the country in establishing com- pulsory use of car seat belts through legislation. "Social and economic costs associated with motor vehicle accidents virtually prohibit any further laissez-faire at- titudes by authorities in checking the road said Dr. Walter MacKenzie, task force chairman. Dr. MacKenzie, former dean of medicine and now emeritus professor of surgery at the.University of Alberta, noted public education cam- paigns and mechanical devices such as buzzers have proven ineffective in en- couraging the use of seat belts, but.he added that legislation would have .to be accompanied by 'an educational campaign. Formation of the task force was announced in December, 1973, Health Minister Neil Crawford. In its preliminary report, Dr. MacKenzie said the 12-member committee has decided that 12 to 18 months is an appropriate study period. The task force so far has used medical, police, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and motor industry organizations and individuals as sources of information. Dr. MacKenzie also in- dicated two special research programs have been es- tablished to provide the task force with original data on the relationship of drinking and driving. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Using a national research council stressalyser, Ed- monton drug and alcohol researcher Dr. J. A. L. Gilbert is determining the effects of drugs and alcohol, alone or in combination, on simulated driving ability. The second research program involved the co- ordination of the province's check-stop and the national roadside survey to determine the involvement of drinking and speed with driving. The national survey started last fall. Although it recommends the legislated use of seat belts, the task force in the report raises without answering several questions on possible exemptions. Decisions must be made on exemptions for pre-schoolers, the elderly and such people as those with medical conditions or abnor- mal skeletal structure, Dr. MacKenzie said in his report. He added that people would have to be taught how to wear the safety devices properly, and the devices themselves must be improved and redesigned to increase safety, comfort and convenience for people in both front and rear seats. "However, the use of the belts we have now, properly applied, will go a long way to SUPPLIES ARMS WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States has agreed to sell Kuwait 36 fighter- bombers and a battalion of anti-aircraft missiles for million, U.S. officials said Wednesday. reduce the toll of highway ac- the chairman said. To support this contention, the task force relied heavily on improved road safety figures from Australia, which has had nation-wide seat belt laws since 1972. Statistics from 1973 dicated 28 per cent more Australians would have died and 48 per cent more would have been injured if the use of seat belts had not been made compulsory. Figures for the first 11 months of last year in- dicated a further reduction over 1973. Dateline Alberta Train comes under fire Woman killed EVANSBURG (CP) RCMP have identified Gerda Schwaiger, 40, of Terrace, B.C., as the person killed when the half ton truck she was driving was in a collision with a three ton truck near here. Government Spending 1975-1976 ra 'Dcfenct Transfir Ptymtntt Transposition and Communications EDMONTON (CP) A trainee engineer was slightly wounded Tuesday when a Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) freight train came un- der fire a few miles north of High Prairie, NAR manager Ken Perry reported Wednesday. Robert Penner of McLen- nan, suffered glass splinters in his neck after a small bore bullet, one of at least seven fired at the train, smashed through the glass of the engine in which he was riding, Mr. Perry said. RCMP at McLennan con- firmed Mr. Perry's statements that sniper fire at both the engine and caboose of the 100-car freight train came from within a pick up truek following the train. The truck followed between High Prairie, 180 miles northwest of Edmonton, and McLennan, about 205 miles northwest of here, where the highway runs parallel to the rail track. Leitch would order probe How dollar is sliced Estimates of federal government spending for the year beginning April 1, including an over-all increase ranging from 11 to 13 per cent, were tabled Wednesday by Treasury Board chairman Jean Chretien. Graph shows where each dollar will with '28 cents for health and welfare. Court comes down hard on back-room practice EDMONTON (CP) The appellate division of Alberta Supreme Court has come down hard on back room dis- cussions between lawyers and judges. The practice "is one that we all Mr. Justice William Sinclair, heading a three man bench, said yesterday. Mr. Justice D. C. Prowse said everything that happens in a trial should take place in open court. Their comments came dur- ing the appeal of a sentence for robbery. Byron Lee Adams, Edmonton, pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery Jan. 2 and was sentenced by District Court Judge John Cormack to 2V4 years In prison. The judge was told at-the trial that Adams and another man robbed a businessman of more than after the businessman emerged from a bank, carrying the money in a briefcase. The Crown appealed Judge Cormack's sentence, saying it was inadequate especially since Adams was convicted of armed robbery in 1968 and sentenced then to 23 months in jail. Lawyer Alec Pringle said the appeal should be dismiss- ed because Paul Solotki, Crown counsel at the trial, had mentioned the figure of three years to Judge Cor- mack. Mr. Pringle said that after a discussion in the private chambers of Judge Cormack, the judge asked Mr. Solotki what kind of sentence he thought should be imposed. Mr. Solotki replied he thought a sentence of about three years would be appropriate. Mr. Justice Prowse became upset when Mr. Pringle said he could not tell the appeal court what was discussed in Judge Cormack's private chambers. The lawyer said there were certain things about the Adams case that he and Mr. Solotki agreed should not be brought out in open court. When he was asked the contents of the conversation, Mr. Pringle replied his client had not given him permission to discuss the matter. Mr. Justice Prowse noted: "You can't come before this court and say: 'There is something I can't tell you.' He later said he thought it was "absolutely improper" to keep the chambers discussion a secret. Court reserved its decision. Written reasons will be issued later, giving the court's decision. CALGARY (CP) At- torney General Merv Leitch said Wednesday he would order a judicial inquiry into the Calgary Convention Centre controversy described by the Calgary Labor Council as "our own lit- tle Watergate" if city coun- cil requested it. And seven of Calgary's 12 aldermen said they would ask Recruiting campaign poor EDMONTON (CP) Implementation of the city's new minimum property stan- dards bylaw has been hampered by poor response to a recruiting campaign for building inspection staff. Walter Griffiths, standards co ordinator for the city's building inspection branch, said Wednesday the city has not succeeded in hiring anyone to staff the five member group planned to en- force the bylaw. RULED SINCE 1949 Prince Rainier III has ruled Monaco since 1949. council to request the inquiry and a police investigation into the bugging of a convention centre authority meeting Jan. 20. Mr. Leitch said a com- missioner, likely a provincial judge, would be appointed to conduct the inquiry which would be open to the public. Witnesses would be required to testify under oath. Come to Calgary Weekend ''Room for Two For One Night Regular 527.50 kU. FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Chitdrtn Present this coupon upon arrival. Expires May 31 Reset ualion Phone1 THE CARRIAGE ''HOUSE MOTOR INN Your Business Associates Will Be Staying At The 3 Bisters jHotel B.C. Color TV DD Telephones See You There! Reserve 423-4438 QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC CODY DIITRICH Certified Dental Mechanic 303 5th Street South Motcalf Building PHONE 328-7884 We're a year-round firm. We don't disappear after April 80. Offices are open all year to help you with tax problems. I like knowing help is always available. CHINOOK STATIONERS OFFICE MACHINE SALES SERVICE Adding Machines Calculators Standard and Electric Typewriters CHINOOK STATIONERS LTD. HUM 327-4591 THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 815-3rdAVE.S. 610-13th ST. N. Open 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Weekdays 9-5 Saturday CENTRE VILLAGE MALL KIOSK Open 9-5 Weekdays Thun. Fri. till 9 p.m. Phone 329-3632 OPEN TONIGHT NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY United Motors Co. Ltd. 3rd Ave. 3rd St. S. Phone 327-2805 (Serving Southern Alberta Over Vi Century) ROAD REPORT as at I a.m. Feb. M. Highway 3: Lelhbridge lo Medicine Hal Mostly bare. Lelhbridge lo Furl Macleod Mostly bare with some icy sections. Fort Macleod M British Columbia Boundary Generally bare. Some icy sections but they are sanded. Highway UtkhrMfe M Coults-rMoslly bare. Highway 5: Lethbrl'dge to Canljton Mainly bare. Near Cardston there is some drifting but has been plowed. Cardilon to Highway Pincher Creek lo Walerlon Unavailable. Highway 2: Fort Micleod lo Calgary Generally bare. There are some icy sections and some drifting. Motorists are to watch for black ice. Calgary lo Ed- moMMi Mostly bare. Some blowing and drifting snow between Edmonton and Lacombc. Fort Macleod lo Cardilon and Carway In fair driving condition. There was heavy drifting last night but roads have been plowed. Road closed from gay 23: Junclloli Highway 3 lo and High River Unavailable. Hijhwav 36: to Brooks Unavailable. Tram Canada: Calgary to Medicine Hal and Swlfl Carretii Mostly bare. Calgary lo Banlf Mostly bare. Snowing lightly. Some slippery sections. Banff to Golden Snowing. Up to 2" new snow. Slippery sections. Has been sanded. GoMm to Rogers Pan and Revelitoke Closed Indefinitely. PORTS OP ENTRY opening and llmei: Carway 9 a.m. lo p.m.; Chief Mountain, Closed; Coutls open 24 hours; Dpi Bonlta 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate open 24 hours; Porthill Hykerts 7 a.m. to II p.m. (Times: Mountain SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers LIP READING For adults with a hearing handicap For parents of children with a hearing handicap The program is designed to improve a person's ability to lip read. The student will progress from lip reading individual words, to phrases, sentences and then to small paragraphs. the program will be very beneficial to parents of children with a hearing disability. Parents will learn lip reading techniques and gain a greater under- standing of a hearing disability. Classroom emphasis 1s on practical exercises in oral communication. 15 Wednesdays starting February 26th p.m. to p.m. FEE: I 8EHIOB CmZEHS NO TUITION J Instructor: Miss Barbara Cormack Speech Therapist Chinook Health Unit Fir fbvlfcir MtnMttn MM U1MM CtWMTV MUM ta Treat yoursett gently. ;