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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Seek answers to auto pollution EDMONTON (CP) - Two Alberta utility companies are separately studying what they feel are long-term answers to pollution created by automobiles. Calgary Power Ltd., has fitted a Renault with nearly a ton of batteries-a power source that gives it a range of between 70 to 120 miles and a top speed of about 60 miles an hour. Northwestern Utilities Ltd. is experimenting with natural gas as automobile fuel. The Renault was converted by Electric Fuel Propulsion Inc. of Ferndale, Mich., and has been tested in Alberta for nearly two years. Its lead-cobalt-acid batteries are similar to the lead-acid ones in conventional automobiles, but the cobalt addition allows them to be charged overnight. And, while its acceleration from a standing start wouldn't upset a Ferrari, it is satisfying from a commuter's point of view. Zero to 40 miles an hour takes 12 seconds. WANT LESS WEIGHT Calgary Power agrees lighter batteries would be the obvious answer, but modern technology has not come up with batteries of equal cost-about $600 for the Renault's 20 batteries-that would give similar performance and endurance. The electric Renault handles like any other car, perhaps a little heavier, except for the ceaseless clicking of relays in the 15-horsepower motor at the rear as the accelerator is depressed. The gearbox and clutch are conventional. Northwestern , Utilities, because it markets natural gas, is using this as a power source for an experimental fleet of 50 automobiles it unveiled early this winter. "The natural gas equipment achieves the lowest concentration of pollutants of an internal Pattern combustion engine on a motor vehicle that we know of," says D. B. Collier, vice-president and general manager of Northwestern. Northwestern's cars, compact American products with conventional engines, require a carburetor modification. Drivers will be able to use either natural gas or gasoline by throwing a switch on the dashboard. TAXIS USE GAS Taxis in Tokyo have been using liquid propane for years and many test programs are under way in North America, especially in California. Ontario is the only province in Canada, other than Alberta, where natural gas research is being carried out in any depth. A panel truck, a car and a furniture van in the provincial government's vehicle fleet have been converted and excellent results reported. Also in Ontario, two trucks and four cars using the convertible gasoline-natural gas system are used by the Consumers' Gas Co. A University of Toronto vehi- cle tied for first place in the hybrid electric car division of the 1S70 Clean Air Race, a 3,600-mile run from Cambridge, Mass., to Pasadena, Calif. LACK TRUNK SPACE One disadvantage with both the Renault and the gas car is the lack of trunk space. The Renault's front trunk is crammed with batteries while most of the gas car's trunk is taken up by the gas cylinders. Operating costs for the electric and natural gas cars are lower than for gasoline-powered cars. A test in California showed a car averaged 14.4 miles on each 100 cubic feet of natural gas at a cost of about IVz cents. This did not include an 11-cent road tax. Premium gasoline, in comparison, cost 23 cents a gallon without the road tax and the average was 13.6 miles a gallon. Applying Alberta nower rates, the electric car will .cost between 30 and 40 cents to operate for 100 miles, about a third the cost of equivalent gasoline. And, Calgary Power says, electricity also eliminates noise pollution. TJiundoy, January 14, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD - 23 Nova Scotia bank head gives report HALIFAX (CP) - Arthur H. Crockett, president of the Bank of Nova Scotia, told the bank's 339th annual meeting today that the mood in Canada has "noticeably brightened" as a result of the "firm and forthright action" of the federal and Quebec governments in last fall's kidnap crisis. "Our public life, and indeed all aspects of our community affairs, are safer today because of the strong action of the authorities, and this has been accomplished without any real loss of our cherished traditions of free-corn," Mr. Crockett said. He was less optimistic in com" ments on Canada's economic problems. "Not only are we faced with a most difficult policy problem of rolling back unemployment without generating more inflation, but we could face difficult economic pressures from our main international trading partners. "While economic relations with the United States are bound to experience some strain for reasons not of Canada's making, the situation is not helped by the rising preoccupa- tion with foreign ownership, much of which confuses economic goals with economic means to achieve goals. Cedrlc E. Ritchie, the bank's chief general manager, said that in 1970 the bank's total assets rose "to a new high despite (he general restraints in effect both in Canada and abroad." "Our balance of revenue for the year showed an increase of just over three per cent and the balance of profits after taxes rose 12.2 per cent. At Oct. 31, 1970, our assets stood at $6,369 millions, an increase of about 7.2 per cent during the year." 7466 Add charm to a room with this patchwork-inspired pair! Everybody prizes patchwork! Embroider pillow pair to brighten sofa, bed. Dainty flowers alternate with lazy-daisy. Pattern 7466: pattern pieces, 9 motifs about 3Vi x 6". FIFTY CENTS (coins) for each pattern (no stamps, please) - add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling - to THE LETHBHIDGE HERALD Readers Mail Limited 60 Front Street West Toronto 1, Ontario. Newman Maclean's new editor TORONTO (CP) - The Star announced Wednesday that its editor-in-chief, Peter C, Newman, has resigned to accept the position of editor of Maclean's magazine. Beland Honderich, president and publisher, said Mr. Newman, 41, will be succeeded by Robert Nielsen, chief editorial writer, who will become acting editor-in-chief. Mr. Newman, who joined The Star in 1964 and became editor-in-chief in 1969, replaces Philip Sykes, acting editor at Maclean's, effective Feb. 1. Mr. Sykes and Gerald Bran-der, publisher, both announced last Friday that they have quit their jobs with the magazine. Donald G. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd., announced Monday that Mr. Brander has been replaced with Lloyd Hodgkinson, 50, currently publisher of Chatelaine, another Maclean-Hunter publication. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Sykes, who has held the editor's job since last May at Maclean's but has not had the official title, said he resigned after being told he would not be confirmed as editor. He was the fifth editor to quit or be fired from Maclean's magazine in the last 30 months. Mr. Brander quit his post as publisher to take another position in the company. May charge horse owner with neglect EDMONTON (CP) - Police said Wednesday the owner of three horses would be charged if an autopsy on one of the animals shows the owner was negligent in caring for the horses. The animals were found in a field in nearby Sherwood Park during the weekend and one, a mare which had been ill, was dead. A farmer said the horses' owner had leased the property for storing the animals. A police spokesman said the horses apparently had not been fed regularly for "about a week and a half" but that the autopsy would be performed on the marc by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to determine the cause of death The two surviving horses wore taken to a nearby farm (or food and shelter. Canadian singer praised NEW YORK (CP) - Canadian singer Jeannine Morand receives high praise today for a recital she gave here. Theodore Strongin, music critic of the New York Times, writes the Windsor, Ont., singer is "no ingenue, but a mature musician of obvious training and experience." "Miss Morand is an exciting and dramatic soprano, who during her program, unleashed torrents of intensity whenever anything operatic was in sight," he writes. "It seems unreasonable, even unfair, that she should not have sung in New York before her Alice Tully Hall recital of Monday night," he said. Merger ends at Calgary CALGARY (CP) - A merger, formed two years ago between Westbume International Industries Ltd. and Trimac Transportation Ltd., ended this week after Westbume shareholders approved separation of the companies. Trimac will return to the McCaig group which was the original owner and Westburne's share capital will be reduced accordingly. It was announced in a news release. Jt was decided to end the merger because each company was examining new projects requiring substantial capital expenditures, and for both firms the best potential of each division could best be achieved in separation. Steinberg heads garment firm Abram named WINNIPEG (CP) - Steinlxsrg has been _______� president of Monarch Wear o( Canada Ltd., a Winnipeg-based garment manufacturing firm, succeeding the late Julius Berkowitz. Mr. Steinberg is the son of Harry Steinberg, who founded the firm 60 years ago. At the same time, the company announced it will establish two new plants, here and in Donnocona, Que., to be in production by late spring. EVERYTHING'S GO! Today your Chevrolet Dealer is going all out because the new Chevrolets are rolling in! He's got a lot of catching up to do! New cars and great deals are waiting for you. IMPALA A completely new look on a longer wheelbase. 121% smooth-riding Inches. Topped with GM's uniquely designed double steel roof for a quieter ride. Total comfort power ventilation system - standard. Power front disc brakes - standard. V8s and sixes that run efficiently on no-lead, low-lead or regular fuels - standard. Impala - a lot of car at a Chevrolet price. VEGA The little car that does everything well. Rides well on its 97-inch wheelbase. Stops well with big, standard front disc brakes. Steps out well with Its specially-designed overhead cam engine with die-cast aluminum block that gives you around 30 miles to the gallon. Four models, too. Hatchback Coupe; Sedan; Kammback Wagon, and Panel Express truck. No other North American manufacturer can make that statement! CAMARO Low and wide with a standard 250 Six or 307 V8, and 3-speed floor shift. Standard front disc brakes. New bucket seats with built-in head restraints. Extra-long, extra-strong doors featuring GM's famous sideguard beams - we had them last year! Camaro - the ^sn*- Super Hugger! - 1 \mmmiS^\r - �� � CHEVELLE Canada's very popular mid-size car. Clean new grille. Brighter Power-Beam single-unit headlights. Chevelle. Economical to buy. Economical to operate, with a standard Turbo-Thrift Six or Turbo-Fire V8; both designed to run efficiently on no-lead, low-lead or regular fuels. MONTE CARLO It's hard to imagine a personal luxury car at a Chevrolet price. But that's Monte Carlo. 116-inch wheelbase. Sofa-soft seats. Astro Ventilation, Everything's there in quiet elegance. That's why v/e call Monte Carlo The Unpretentious Luxury Car. Stop imagining. Drive one - price one - and see what we mean / CHEVROLET NEW VANISHING TAILGATE Big Chevrolet wagons - biggest ever on a 125-inch wheelbase. With a GM exclusive - turn the key, the rear window glides into the roof. Another turn and push slides the tailgate under the tloor. Easiest loading and unloading over. NOVA Chevrolet's not-too-blg, not-too-small car. Its 111-Inch wheelbase makes parking and handling a snap even for the ladies. Roomy Interior and trunk. Standard six or V8 - economical to the last drop. What are you waiting for? _ Everything's GO at your Chevrolet Dealer's! j0 BHHkWHI J Some of the equipment illustrated Is optional at extra cost* ;