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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta X-ray machine dangerous VILNA (CP) - An old x-ray machine that "gives out too much radiation" and is described as dangerous to its operators and patients is being used Man, 71, dies fighting farm fire THORSBY (CP) - Elmer Westlund, 71, died after he suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire on his farm five miles east of here. The fire destroyed a garage, a car, a truck and two tractors. Thorsby is 30 miles southwest of Edmonton. in the 14-bed hospital in this northeastern Alberta community. Hospital administrator Nettie Noriv says the provincial government, which allows $900 a year for new equipment, has refused to provide $8,000 deemed necessary to replace the elderly x-ray unit. She says an inspection last February by the industrial health division of the health department showed the unit in stalled "35 or 40 years ago" by the division "is in such a state that it gives out too much radiation." Dr. P. W. Frobb, resident physician, said the unit is hazardous because it had reached an "unacceptable high level of radiation." "It's obsolete equipment and JAN UARY -crt- Stewart's Ladies' Wear THURSDAY, JAN. 7TH 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. * coats * suits * pant suits * dresses * pant dresses * sportswear LADIES WEAR "Layaway Privileges" 617 4th ave. s. phone 327*2726 repair parts are no longer in stock." The x-ray unit is used for two or three hours each week for a total of about 15 examinations. The director of the industrial health division, Dr. C. R. May of Edmonton, said the machine would be safe "had it been used for the purpose intended" but would not elaborate. NOTHING WRONG In Edmonton, Health Minister James Henderson said today that there is nothing wrong with the machine, "it's the way they're using it." "The machine is meant only for limbs. When used for chest or head x-rays it exceeds the exposure limit." Mr. Henderson said a radiation act was brought into effect last year to raise the saf��-ty standards of x-ray equipment, in the province and the Vflna Hospital was told it could use its machine only for light x-rays. He said the province has $3,-500,000 to spend on hospital equipment and can't afford to give every hospital every bit of expensive equipment requested. Wednesday, January 4, 1971 - THI IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 27 Raise $30,000 to save home TORONTO (CP) - The family of jailed stock promoter Myer Rush has raised $30,000 to prevent the sale of the parents' home at public auction next Monday, a family spokesman said Monday night. Abraham Rush, 71, and his wife, Mary, 70, put up the home as part of their son's bail in 1968, but lost it when he did not appear for trial as scheduled. Rush is serving six years in Kingston penitentiary for possessing cheques by false pretences. TIM BUCK Soviet Union heaps praise on Tim Buck MOSCOW (AP) - The So. viet Union has conferred its Order of the October Revolution on Tim Buck, chairman of Canada's Communist party, to mark his 80th birthday. Tass reported Tuesday. It said a decree published by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet pointed out Buck's "great services to the international Communist and working class movement, his active part in the struggle for strengthening peace, the development of friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the Soviet Union and Canada." Pravda said in an editorial that Buck was "a model of allegiance to the immortal ideas of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism." Buck, now retired and living in Toronto, was leader of the Canadian party fvom 1929 to 1962. The title of chairman was given him when he retired. Sahara desert walkers running short of boots LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuter) - An English expedition making what it claims is the first attempt to walk across the Sahara desert is making steady progress but is running short of boots. The g r o u p's leader, 33-y e a r -o 1 d Brian Warneford-Dunn, an aircraft engineer, radioed: "Our boots are wearing out a hell of a lot faster than we anticipated. We shall need some more sizes six, seven and 10 if anyone can help." Warneford-Dunn is accompanied by his German-born wife Clare, 29, and Fred Parkins, 22, of London. A support jeep, driven by 19-year-old Chris Yates of Australia, is 3 DAYS ONLY, JANUARY 7-8-9 JANUARY WIG SPECIAL S-T-R-E-T-C-H WIGS reg. $30. 1T88 EACH "TANYA" SAVE $12.12 ON 3-WAY WIGS! Three looks... at a moment's notice! Washable "Tanya" wigsol easy-care 100% Dynel modacrylic fibre... can be combed in three glamour-styles. In luscious colours' "CHAHGi II Al /tlilH s unfcy Fair located ln South lothbridg* Shopping Contra on Mayor Magrath Drivo. Oper/Oaftyt a.m. 'til 6 p.m. Wed. 'til | p.m.; Thur�. and Fri. 'Ml 9 p.m. Telephone 32M17I moving three or four days ahead of them. Warneford-Dunn, a pilot and parachutist, said in his message: "We are doing a steady 25 miles in a day-not bad going considering we still have the heavy equipment packs." The packs consist mainly of survival equipment which the group is testing in the venture. The walkers, who are in the Niger Republic, left Kano in northern Nigeria Nov. 23 and hope o reach Algiers in north ti Africa around the middle of April. New penalties for gun-toting bank robbers WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government has put a double-barrelled penalty into effect for gun-toting bank robbers: Now they can get one prison term for robbing the bank and another for carrying a gun. In fact, any federal crime committed with a firearm now will be considered two crimes. The new penalties are included in a $3,500 million anti-crime bill signed by President Nixon last weekend. The measure continues for three years and greatly expands the 1968 Safe Streets Act, providing law enforcement grants to state and local governmens. It also expands presidential protection and makes it a federal crime to kill, assault or kidnap a member of Congress or a congressman-elect. The legislation provides first offenders who carry a gun while committing a federal crime are subject to a mandatory one-to-10-year prison sentence. CP Air moves to eliminate jet smoke VANCOUVER (CP) - CP Air announced here it has launched a program to eliminate smoke from its Boeing jetliners by the end of 1972. John C. Gilmer, president of the airline, said in a statement that the airline's board of directors recently approved a $225,000 capital appropriation to equip all 29 Pratt and Whitney JT8-D engines with modified combustor chambers that should substantially reduce the black exhaust from the 737 and 727 aircraft. LONG RIVER The Mississippi River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico, is 2,315 miles long. Last space bird set for orbit OTTAWA (CP) - The last of four Canadian space birds, numbering among them the longest-lived earth satellite, is scheduled for orbit In March, it was learned here. ISIS-B will be carried aloft 756 nautical miles into circular orbit on a United States rocket from Vandenberg base, Calif. As did its predecessors, it will send back scientific data on the ionosphere, that belt of electrically - charged particles vital to radio and other earth communications systems. ISIS-B is the last stage of a program that began with Al-ouette I, which still is spinning in space and relaying information eight years after launch. Alouette's builders, Defence Research Board scientists, proudly mark the Sept. 28, 1962, launch date and note that no no other piece of space hardware sent aloft has survived in a still-functioning state for so long a period. INVOLVED WITH FOUR A few played a part in all four "birds"-Alouettes I and II and ISIS-A and B. Ex'FBl agent on sidelines for 10 years OTTAWA (CP) - A former FBI agent who last Sunday described co - operation between Canadian and United States police in returning draft dodgers and deserters hasn't been a member of the bureau for the last 10 years, a U.S. embassy spokesman said here. William; Turner, interviewed on the CBC television public affairs program Weekend, described the co-operation between Canadian and American police as "a cosy arrangement." RCMP Commissioner W. L. Higgitt has said that Turner's statements as far as the Moun-ties are concerned are "simply not true." ISIS-B is formally the baby of the communications research centre of the federal communications department although it began when the centre was part of the Defence Research Board. Planning already is going on at the centre for a new satel- lite series, also to be a co-operative effort with the U.S. ISIS-B-the letters stand for international satellite for ionospheric studies - now is undergoing tests at the G o d d a r d Space Flight Centre near Washington where it was shipped by Fishermen bill set ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) -Premier J. R. Smallwood announced Tuesday that his government would introduce legislation at the next session of the legislature to provide for collective bargaining for the province's fishermen. It would be the first time that such rights have been available for Newfoundland fishermen. The next session of the house is expected to open in mid-February. The premier also told a news conference that fisheries minister Earl Winsdr, and three other officials, including representatives of fishermen's organizations, would visit Europe to study fish-buying methods. RCA from Montreal last October. ISIS carries a myriad of electronic gear to sample the ionosphere and relay data to earth. The measurements help calculate periods when radio interference will be greatest and effects on various communications channels and frequencies. The satellite is a 570-pound spheroid. It will be put in orbit nearly over the North Pole by a three-stage Delta rocket. A Maich date will depend on the availability of launch facilities at Vandenberg. WELCOME GESTURE The Ainu people of Japan make guests feel welcome by rubbing their own palms together. The Greatest Shoe Sale! ALL STOCK 2g 0/0 0ff now Special Selection J of Shoes... NOW Vi PRICE | WORLD OF SHOES 317a 6th STREET SOUTH buyrite men's wear (January clearance sale We're overstocked - We must clear all merchandise to make room for spring merchandise arriving soon. Shop now and Save! MEN'S SUITS Regulars and tall models. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44. Regular 69.50 and 79.50. JANUARY CLEARANCE ........... .50 dressing gowns g.95 Sizes S,M,L,Xl. Regular 19.50. JANUARY CLEARANCE....... Tall, regular and short models. All sizes. Regular 89.95 and 99.50. fJB� JP% f|f| JANUARY Cn,W CLEARANCE ........... MEN'S CO-ORDINATES rs. All ti 39 All the latest styles and colors. All sites. Regular 69.95 I fiA JANUARY CLEARANCE MEN'S SPORT JACKETS Tall and regular models. All sizes. Regular -. 37.50 to 44.50. ^ JANUARY CLEARANCE V* PRICE men's pyjamas Flannel or Cotton. Regular 4.95 and 5.95. JANUARY CLEARANCE ............. MEN'S all wool top coats AND winter jackets Some with zip-in lining. january clearance now ............. 1 l/3 OFF ties Narrow style. Tied or regular. YOUR CHOICE, EACH ............. 10 0 all men's hats Fine fur felts in choic* of shod*!. Your A Choice ..... U complete stock of dress pants 20%- regular prices SPORT shirts Chock and Strip* Patterns Regular 5.95. TABLE OP sweaters V nock and crow nock stylos, long sleovos or sloovolots. Regular 4.9S to 7.95. Vz PRICE men's corduroy pants Broken siios. Regular to 14.M. MEN'S DRESS pants Some Forma Press. Broken sizes. Regular to 14.9S. 2.95 white dress shirts Broken size range. Regular $.50. McGregor socks Discontinued styles. Regular 1.75. pair 99* SEE THE MANY ITEMS at Vi price AND LESS ON OUR bargain table All Sales Cash and Final - No Exchanges - No Refunds All Alterations Extra men's wear 318 5th STREET S. IETHBRIDGE OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. ;