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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, January 22, 1971 'IVo magic hey for all locks3 Locksmithing is interesting trade <4r By RIC SVVIHART Herald Staff Writer He is a professional lock picker. He can enter any premises. He is capable of opening most safes. He is also a city taxpayer. George Ramage and his wife Marlene own and operate a city locksmith business which goes back to 1949. "I've been in this business a long time and there has been a lot of interesting work," said Mr. Ramage in an interview. The public has a lot of misconceptions about the work and worth of a locksmith, he said. "Often a person will call me at the shop about losing his keys and will ask if I can bring my master key so they can get into whatever it is they want. "Firstly, we do not have a magic key which will open any door, and secondly, we will ooen a lock for a person only after he has proved ownership of the house or car. This makes some people mad but we feel we would tather have some person mad at us for not opening their lock than for opening their house or car for some robber." He said there is a great deal of difference between a key- cutter and a locksmith. "I feel sorry for those girls who worl* in a department store which cuts keys. "They must take a lot of abuse when they do what they are not trained for.  The public can't understand, they don't know all the technology behind the locksmith business." Mr. Ramage pointed out some of the differences between * key-cutter and a locksmith. "All n key-cutter does is duplicate keys." The professional locksmith has to do many things, including: fitting keys to locks, repairing locks, picking locks, making keys by number, changing combinations so other kevji can't fit a given lock, making parts for locks, and have complete knowledge of the mastei key system. He must know the construction of all locks and what to do to keep them in service and good operating condition. "All keys are individually Forestry poster contest set Forest fire prevention is the theme for this year's school poster contest sponsored by the Prairie Provinces Forestry Association which represents Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There will be two categories, one for Grades 4, S and 6 and the other for Crades 7, 8 and 9. Prizes in both categories are $25 for first, $15 for second and $10 for third. Contest officials said the poster s'.iould be designed to emphasize the need to always be careful with fire in the forest and some original symbol will be mrst effective. Pesters a"e to be done on paper suitable for art and not to exceed 16 inches by 22 inches. Any art media except pastels are acceptable. All posters must be entered before March 31. They should be sent to Prairie Provinces Forestry Association, 4-809 Cary-don Ave., Winnipeg 9, Man. The association is a non-profit organization, devoted to securing public co-operation in the wise use and management of renewable resources of soil, forests, water and wildlife. It is support 3d by voluntary donations. keyed unless specifically stated cn instructions at the factory.' he said. "If asked for, the lock system can be mastered ' by using master pins and supplying master keys with Hie system, "The only way to master a lock system is to use master pins which vary the combinations required to open a lock " MASTER PIN A master pin varies in .size ' from .002 of an inch to .05. This pin is located between the top and bottom pins which are ne- . cessary for a given key to unlock a given combination. "By setting different size master pins in varying position* in the lock system, it allows the locksmith to choose many individual combinations for many locks and still have one master key operate all the locks," he said. The most important advice he could offer the public is to change the locks any time they move into a different residence or if they lose their keys. "An expenditure of $15 will change the combination of a front and rear door lock and give the owner a key for each door," he said. "This is for their own pro-* tection. It is always better to spend a little to save a lot." KEYS PLEASE - Local locksmith George Ramage examines some of the 15,000 key blanks he has in storage. He said it is the little tricks which make this job easy. A locksmith can cut a key to fit almost any lock. If notices the right thing, he can master any system. he By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer Claresholm Mayor Ernie Patterson said Thursday he hopes to schedule debates next week between himself and two southern Alberta MPs on proposed parliamentary wage increases. Mr. Patterson, unsuccessful Social Credit candidate in the Lethbridge riding in the 1968 NEW SEWAGE LINE-Despite frost and cold weather, contractor Cunningham and Shannon of Taber is proceeding with the laying of twin pipelines to carry sewage from the south sewage treatment plant to the north plant. Initially the 20- and 24-inch asbestos cement lines will carry effluent from the south plant (which now goes into the river) to 1he north plant for secondary treatment. Plans are to phase out the south plant in 10 to 15 years when it becomes obsolete and costs of maintaining the operation prohibitive. All raw sewage from South and West Lethbridge would then go directly by this new $328,000 twinned pipeline to the north plant for primary and secondary treatment. The lines, 9,900 feet long, are to be completed by May 1. They are being laid on or close to the existing riverbottom road. Gravity will feed the sewage to the north plant. Let Us Entertain You! Due to Popular Acceptance GEORGE de S0UZA Will Entertain You with Songs and Music for Dancing In the Grenadier Room MARQUIS HOTEL TONIGHT ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Dental Mechanic Metropolitan Blda. 328-4095 No response in call for debate Beetmen re-elect Nieboer Bernard Nieboer of Iron Springs, was re - elected president of the Lethbridge Northern Sugarbeet Growers' Asso ciation and to the central board of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers, at the annual meeting of the Lethbridge Northern held recently in Picture Butte. Walter Boras of Iron Springs was re - elected vice-president. Several awards were presented at the meeting. A high-tonnage award was won by Matt Perich of Picture Butte. Mr. Perich's sugar beet crop averaged 24.22 tons per acre on a 35 - acre contract. Twenty-five year pins were presented to W. W. Alexander, Picture Butte; Walter Boras and Frank Kubic. Turin; and Alex Elyche-yen, Kipp. federal election, said he has! had no reaction to his debate challenge from the two MPs, Deane Gundlock of Lethbridge and Jack Horner of Crowfoot riding. However, he indicated he expects to hear from them next week. Mr. Patterson said a public debate with Mr. Gundlock would probably be scheduled for Lethbridge, and the one with Mr. Horner, in Clares-holm. A government-appointed committee of non-parliamentarians recommended last month that MPs receive an annual taxable income of $25,000. Members of the House of Commons currently earn $12,000 taxable income, and $6,000 non-taxable for job expenses. The committee also recommended increases for senators, the prime minister and cabinet ministers. Mr. Patterson, who indicated public interest was high over the increases, said MPs are "getting more than enough for the job they're doing." He estimated 10 per cent of Cadet news Riverbottom road closed The riverbottom road from Indian Battle Park north to the Highway 3 intersection has been closed because of construction in the area of a siphon connecting the south and north side sewage treatment plants. The city's engineering department advises the road will probably be closed until the end of next week. The park may still be reached via the road east of 6th Ave. S. The Navy League Cadet Corps No. 50 will hold a new-entries Saturday morning pa rade, starting at 10 a.ra aboard ship at loth Ave. and 17th St. S. All young boys 11 - 14 years who wish to join the corps are asked to be at the ship before starting time. There is an opening for 50 boys. The RCSCC Chinook Sea Cadets will have a rifle shooting at the RCMP rifle range Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Two hurt in crash Two persons received minor injuries and damage exceeded $4,500 in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 5, three miles north of Welling Thursday afternoon. Receiving head cuts and in "good" condition in St. Michael's General Hospital are Allan Holliday and his wife Delia of Magrath. Ben Pederson of Raymond, driver of one vehicle, was not injured. RCMP had no information on the third vehicle involved in the collision except that it was a truck. Damage to the Holliday vehicle was estimated at $2,000 with $2,500 damage to the Pederson car. $1,300 damage Cars driven by Frank Sail of Edmonton and Jeffrey DePratu of New Dayton collided at 13th St and nth Ave. S at 12:18 p.m. Thursday causing $1,300 damage. There were no injuries. EVEREADY The Right Battery -For The Right Job NO. 1015 AA Transistor 0 Lifeguard duty A lifeguard is on duty and in the lifeguard's chair during all city school swim classes. A coroner's jury last year recommended the lifeguard be on duty at all times during such classes. The jury was called following the March 2 death while swimming of a Lethbridge girl. the 264 MPs "are doing a good job. I don't know of any senator who's effective, and that includes the ex-premier of Alberta (E. C. Manning)." He said he didn't agree with Mr. Gundlock's contention that a public debate should deal with the government bill on wage increases, and not with a committee's recommendations. Mr. Patterson suggested once the bill comes before the House "then as far as I can see, members will put it through with the least amount of debate. Now's the time for discussion." He said parliamentary wage increases should not be considered when the public is enduring unemployment and money inflation. Mr. Patterson also indicated he would not run for a federal seat again or a provincial seat. "I'm very disgruntled with what Mr. Manning did federally. He ruined it (Social Credit) with his proposal for the formation of a Social Conservative Party." r The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE each AVAILABLE AT LEISTER'S MUSIC ITD. Paramount Theatre Building Also Available at SHORT STOP SERVICE VALUE VILLAGE DRUGS MATT'S CONFECTIONERY GAIT HOME APPLIANCES CHIMO 76 SERVICE Distributed by leitter't Music Ltd. DO YOU KNOW -  What is a preventable accident?  Who prevents it?  What are the six ways you can be involved in an accident with another car?  Hew to avoid a collision with the car behind?  What four steps can keep you out of intersection collisions? YOU CAN FIND OUT THESE THINGS AND MANY MORE If You Attend THE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE ROOM 4 - CIVIC CENTRE January 25, 27, February 1 and 3 7:00-9:00 p.m. THIS TRAFFIC SURVIVAL COURSE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE-IT COSTS $5.00 Phone 328-8653 or 328-3711 SATURDAY imission SAVE ruoP 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE:  A $9.95 MUFFUR FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT 509 6th Avenue South INUTB UFFLEB INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 WE HAVE MOVED TO 314 3rd STREET SOUTH STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE "Sales Everyday" ;