Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 1HI IRHMIDOt llfRALD Wednesday, January 19, 1972 Coal strike adds to misery Winter in Britain tough says Canadian newsman By DAVE HUMPHREYS Herald London Bureau LONDON I have escaped with a mild cold after spend- IT-; two nights in a huge, un- hlated Georgian house. I count myself fortunate; four nights and it might have been pneu- monia. Now I understand why thousands of old people in Bri- tain die every winter from plain cold. And why even today the prospect of a prolonged na- tional coal strike causes a small minority to worry about the loss of daily neat. Soft Canadian that I am, 1 have always dreaded occasional winter visits to relatives in Lancashire our way oC lilc Metric: A Whole New Language NEW LANGUAGE Eventual adoption of the metric system of measurements seems o certainty for Canada, which with the U.S. is the last holdout among major in- dustrial nations of the world. This cartoon compares somo common measurements a yardstick with a metre stick, a 50-mile-an-haur speed limit with 80-kilometre limit, a gallon of gas with 4.546 litres. here really different from they You bet it is. Having suffered the difference before I set out to visit my 90- year-old graralmolher with New Year greetings, my long under- wear, woollen socks and heavy night attire. Their house has in use 10 spa- cious, high-ceilinged rooms, most with separate fireplaces. In yesteryear the hearths may well have blazed. Today the bedroom fireplaces are shut dowi; completely. Coal is burned in the living room. One of two burners on an electric radiant is used to take the chill off the dining room. I could find no evi- dence of any heat in any bed- room at night save a hot water bottle in each bed. Many years ago the landed gentry warmed thems elves around these old grates and walked outside among the green fields and sat by the lazy pond. The servants quarters have long since been closed down. As I visit they are being made inlo garages. NO BELLS The bells to summon the maids have been dismantled. "Ayem, there were footmen and all sorts up here1 at one time, I said my grandmother. During the Second World War [he bouse was taken over by the1 military as an officers head- quarters. Since then it has been ust another large but not un- typical home, not, untypically without central heating. Surely, I thought, old people could not sleep in a bedroom like mine where I could see every brea'Ji and awakened two or three times during the night, unable to keep warm. But yes, my grandmother said, she had no heat besides the hoi water bottle. "I waste no time getting downstairs in th? morn- sb.5 admitted. Ynt this SO year-old wouldn't dream of ven- turing outside in the damp and drizzling weather, with temp- eratures ranging around 40 de- grees shocking weather this I was left shaking my head with the thought at limes it wasn't much better indoors. English heating or lack o! has long been a bit of a joke and at least one humorous guide for North Americans has devoted a chapter to it. Sometimes the lack of central heating has been turned into a rath- er as though warmth was o harbinger of decadence. Rein- forcing prejudices, where it does exist central heating often doesn't seem lo work, Our office building in London is not 10 years old yet sometimes the choice is between heat blast- ing through the office or cold. Annualiy we blame the system for a highly predictable bout of colds, bronchitis or 'flu. MONEY MAKER The cold remedy industry is Ihriving. Windows of a national drug store chain ire displaying two themes it the moment. One is, "Flu be prepired" with t whole range of lozen- ges and hot drinb mixtures. The other is, "Exchange Christmas Vouchers for suitable gifts now" and naif the window is taken up with a variety of hot water bot- tles. According to available evi- dence my grandm other is among the more fortunate. She has as much gas heat In the living room during the day as she nesds. Some other old peo- ple are cold day and night and their plight is of increasing con- cern to medical and govern- ment authorities. One London borough in a small survey found old people choosing be- tween fuel and food. This winter the first detailed study of hypothermia illness caused by cold Is being car- ried out by the Centre for En- vironmental Studies. In 1965 the Royal College of Physicians es- timated that 9.000 were admit- ted to hospital suffering from hypothermia. Since many are not admitted to hospitals, unof- ficial estimates of sufferers run to several tens of thousands with about half fatal. The di- sease strikes mainly among the poorer old people who live alone or in old houses. For them cold is the constant if un- welcome companion, not the fleeting visitor. Bond market prices gain TORONTO (CP) Strong gains in prices cm the Canadian bond market early last week carried the market to a higher close on the week despile mid- week declines. Short-term issues gained 25 to 30 cents on the week; mid-term bonds were up to points: and long-term issues gained Vt to points. Interest on day-to-day money was at 3 at the close Friday, unchanged, from the dose Mon- day. Husky Oil Co. of Delaware, a subsidiary of Husky Oil Ltd., Calgary, announced a lion issue Thursday. The per-cent convertible debentures arc due in 1997 and were priced at par. The debentures are con- vertible ijitc Huskv Oil Ltd. common stock at per share. RESTORE SCHOONER VANCOUVER (CP) The RCMP schooner St. Roch, the first vessel to navigate the Northwest Passage both east and west, is being restored as part of the city's Maritime Mu- seum. The restoration is to take place in six phases to be com- pleted in 1974. MOON CRYSTALS This scanning electron micro- scope view of a nest of found in a moon rock returned to earth by Apollo 14 was released by the Nation- al Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston, Texas. The crystals grew from a hot vapor in the eavily of a fragmenlal rock and are about 3.9 billion years old. Pioneer metal firm purchased EDMONTON (CP) R. H. Alber1. Ltd., one of the first manufacturers of metal build- ngs in Alberta, has been nught by Butler Manufactur- ng Co. (Canada) Ltd. of Burl- ngton, Ont. Butler, a subsidiary of But- er Manufacturing Co. of Kan- sas, will retain the Edmonton inn's name and intends to in- corporate R. H. Albert's "spe- cialty buildings" into its own ine of frame construction met- il buildings. Don Albert, general manager of R. H. Albert, said tile firm expects to have Increased sales because of the takeover. "We will now have access to a full Canadian market for our specialized buildings and But- ler manufacbiring will be bet- ter equipped to handle custom- ers in the west." MINING TOLL DROPS WASHINGTON (AP) Coal mining deaths in the U n i t e d States were a record low 181 last year. Due to severe weather conditions plus many requests-we will re-run our Action Sale Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jan. 20, 21 and 22 SALE STARTS SALE ENDS SAT., JAN. 22 at 6 p.m. PARSONS HARDWARE SEWING MACHINES WATCHES SHOTGUNS RIFLES FISHING EQUIPMENT SPORTING GOODS PAINT TOOLS HAND GUNS RIFLE SCOPES KNIVES HOCKEY STICKS SKI EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. PAINT AND ACCESSORIES 54-gali. Exterior houM paint, whit., 1800 Reg. U.95 6.50 42-gals. flat while int.rior. Rig. 10-95........ 4.95 Miscellaneous point. Reg. 6.91 to 10 95.............. 2.95 Is 4.95 140-qh. waoditain, 15 ihadtl. Reg. 3.95 2.50 110-qtt. Varnlih, talin gloii. Rig. 4.9! 2.50 clear alkyd gloss floor varnish. Reg. 9.95 4.50 180-14-01. spray enamel, 14 colon. Reg. 1.91 1.39 42-Rollere and standard Reg. 1.59. 891 Mo-link paint brushes 1" to R.g. 69c to 3.58 to 1.98 14-Drep 1 mil 8'xl2'. Reg. 98c......... 79c 10-Drop ihMtl, 2 mil 8'xI2'. Reg. 1.75 99C B-Drop sheets, 2 mil 10'xli'. Reg. 2.49...... 1.49 TOOLS 1-Skill 16" chain taw no. 1629. Reg. 199.95. 149.95 1-Skill chain taw case. Rig. 24.95......... 16.95 2-Contr tank healen. 21.95..... 17.95 Black and Dicker drill. Reg. 16.95..... 10.95 1-W Black and Decker drill. Reg. 19.95..... 3-Jet fire extinguisher. Reg. 9.98......... 6.95 CAMPING EQUIPMENT l-Colemon 2 mantle lantern. Reg. 28.50..... 19.95 Coleman lantern ease. Reg. 7.10. 4 95 4-Coleman 5000 BTU 511A catalytic heater. 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Reg. 39.95. 32.95 1-Cooey 64 automatic Reg. 48.95..... 24.95 1-CIL 110 target. Reg. 81.95............... 69.95 l-Ruillon 32 ID target. Reg. 79.95......... 64.50 1-Mossberg lemiKiulo. Reg. 44.95.......... 39.95 1-CIL 167. R.g. 29.95 1-R.mlngtw LH Belt. Reg. 12.95...... 69 95 1-CIL 125. Reg. 51.95.................... 44.93. 1-CIL 190 with lights. Reg. 134.90.......... 95.OO RECORDS 1.99 5.00 2.99 6.95 4.95 5.95 2.98 12.95 6.95 2.50 24.95 24.95 8.95 1.59 7.95 6.95 19.95 6.95 to 2.39 10.95 19.95 4.00 1.29 1.95 24.OO 49.9? 311.95 59.95 289.50 189.50 85.00 24.95 179.50 395.00 179.50 89.50 79.50 169.95 119.50 159.50 2SO-LP records. Reg. 1.99 to 6.98. 30% OFF HAND GUNS 1-22 LR high standard 'Citation'. Reg. 159.95. 1-22 LR Tola automatic. Reg. 39.95 3BT pellet hand guns. Reg. 42.95. 29.95 1-38 Special Arminius, 4" barrel. Reg. 69.95. 59.95 2-38 Special Arminius, 6" barrel. Reg. 79.95. 68.50 RIFLE SCOPES AND BINOCULARS l-Bushnell custom 9x36. Reg. 109.50....... 79.50 1-Bushnell custom 7x35. Reg. 99.50........ 69.50 1-Fisher Dietz 7x35. Reg. 39.95.......... 29.50 1-Tasco extra wide 7x35. Reg. 79.95. 39.95 2-Bushnell scop. Chief V 4r. Ren. 74.50. 49.50 1-Bushnell scope Chief IV duo) x. Reg. 69.50. 49.5O 9-Kurt Mueller 4x32. Reg. 29.95.......... 19.95 1-Redfleld wide field 4x Reg. 83.95. 69.50 SEWING MACHINES CABINETS WATCHES 301 automatic sewing machines. Reg. 229.95........................... 159.95 I-Sewing machine cabinet. Reg. 79.95....... 40.95 cachine cabinet. Reg. 59.95....... 39.95 4-Timex Marlln watches Reg. 11.95. Viscount watches Reg. 16.95. 15195 Darwin watches Reg. 9.95. 7.49 Petite watches Reg. 10.95. 7.95 ladies' watches. Reg. 12.95, 9.50 TRICYCLES AND BICYCLES J-Thislle 16" tricycle. Reg. 24.95........... 2-Thillle 20" tricycle. Reg. 27.49........... 19.9" 1-Thislle 10" tricycle. Reg. Ifl-flS 1-CCM Swinger 20" convertible. Reg. 46.95. 33.95 I-CCM Swinger 16" convertible. Reg. 39.95. 34.95 BIG GAME RIFLES (CENTRE FIRE) 3-Husqvarna 170 and 7 mm mag. 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Reg. 1.98 S-Rubbermaid 16" drawers. Reg. S.50. 9" drawers. Reg. 3.98 2-Rubbermaid turntables. Reg. 5.9S Rubebrmaid slide-out d'lh racks. Reg. 5.50. gal. crocks. Reg. 5.98 2-3 gal. crocks. Req. 7.98 1 -Kitchen step stool. Reg. 29.95 fl-ssell Gemini sweepers. Reg. 21.95 Bissell Shagger sweepers. Reg. 21.00 Furnace filters, (all Reg. 9Sc 1-Weilclock living room wall clock. Reg. 19.95. 4-Weslc'ock kitchen clocks. Reg. 10.95. 3-Westcfock krtchen clocks. Reg. 16 95 8-Westclock alarm clocks. Req. 6.9! Westcllck travel alnrm clocks. Reg. 6.90. Oslerizer blender, 10 speed, Reg. 89.95. 1 -Waring blender, 7 speed. Reg. 39.95. 1-Super 8 mm standard projector. Reg. 96.70. 1-De.p fat fryer. Reg. 21.95 24-Calvanized garbage cant. Reg. 5.98 SKATES 6-pairs boys' skates. Reg. 11.95 8-pair girls' skates. Reg. 12.95 !-pair men's skates. Reg. 17.95 10-Junior hockey helmets. Reg. 6.75 5.95 1.65 5.50 1.45 3.29 3.29 5.95 59.95 4.95 9.95 99s} 2.99 2.49 2.99 2.49 4.50 fi.25 13.95 IS. TO 15.95 14.95 fi.91? 11.95 4.BO 4.50 95 3.95 TOBOGGANS 2-3' metal. Reg. S.98 4.50 metal. Reg. 7 59 3-6' metal. Reg. 10.9S 1-8' wooden. Reg. 24.9J PARSON'S HARDWARE COLLEGE MALL Mayer Maflrath Drive and 10th Avenue 5. Phone 321-1066 Open Thursday and Friday fill 9 p.m.