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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE We ore agents for TRAFALGAR, GLOBAL, and SOUTHDOWN TOURS Let us arrange your land touri. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 32S-3201 The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, January 24, 1973 PAGES 17 to 32 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7lh Strep! Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta Phone (403) 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Has your used car been recalled? Millions of faults and even the salesman doesn't know if your car had one of them or still has BV JOE MA Herald Staff Writer At least two million mech- anical faults have been built into automobiles in Canada since 1956 but there is no mechanism to ensure they have been corrected. Lethbridge used car deal- ers say they have no idea whether the cars they sell are fault free, or hare been recalled and corrected, or hsv? been recalled but not returned to the factory for correclion. Toe Herald has found. The average automobile has 14.000 parts and 2.009 of them move, making a lot of room for error in mass pro- duction assemblies. And errors there a-e more than two million of them in the last six years, according to recall lists com- piled by the federal depart- ment cf transport. These recall are and vehicle parts de- fects e cone '.o the manu- facturers' attention, some- times after accidents, and have been recalled for correction. Not all car owners respond to the reean campaictt; and no', all defects arc reported. says Phil ot Montreal, presidtr.t o; the Automobile Prc'.eci.'on Asso- ciation, a voluntary c.tizens' action group railing for er cars. He said in a long-distance telephone interview with The Herald serious defects wiil send more worried people to their dealers but minor ones nre often ignored, despite "it's absolutely free, as the manufacturers say." On ibe average, only TO oul of 100 recalled ears are relumed for correction, ac- cording to auto industrv sources. "There is n o monitoring program or legislation in this country to ensure all ve- hicles and vehicle parts be- ing receded have been check- ed for safety.'' Mr. Edmon- ston declared. "The federal 'iivemment is dcing nothing.' Too bad rev owner is tisu- informed if there is something with h i s car. snd he joesn't to it in for correction, too bad for him. What about used cars? There is little, if any. follow- up by auto makers and used car dealers to protect own- er? of used cars. WhOT questioned by The Herald. Walter Grey of Town and Cour.Tv Motors and Speed Centre of Lethbridge. replied this was "the first lime any one has asked me about recall follow-ups on used cars." .Another dealer. Jack Harns of King Chrysler Dodge, said ''there is no way" to discover whether a used car sitting on his lot had been recalled. And had it been recalled, there was no way to {hid out whether it had been returned for re- pairs. Lynn Fester of Danlop Ford Sales said for higher- priced used cars, he checks ssa conditions them, not as a follow-up !o recalls bui just "like my competitors will do. to make them sale- cble.'1 For used car? to be sold under there are few checks, if any. "We can't do S3W fixing lob and sell it for 5500." he said. "We assume if a guy wants a cheap used car he some mechanical know- ledge and knows he is buy- ing a risk." Walter Fomeiett of Rae- Motors said. "If we know a used car had been recalled and it had not been sent in for checks by the previous owner or owners, then we might be able to do something about ir. but there is no way to know.'1 Part of the fault, for unan- swered recalls, according to auto makers and car deal- ers, rests with the car own- ers. "In our recall campaigns, we send out three notices to the car owners urging them to send in their cars for free checks." Stan Gender, dir- ector of public and govern- ment affairs for Ford Motor Company of Canada, told The Herald. is nc-thing we can do if they don't send in their cars." he said. "We also urge our customers to in- form us if they change their address or sell their cars. If they don't and not all of them do. we lose track oi them." Solution Mr. Carder suggested that the problem might be solv- ed "if ihe car owners co-op- erate." He said an example of the driving public's disregard for it; own safety is that "only 20 per cent of the drivers are using seat belts." "In mass production, cer- tain things are bound to slip through unnoticed." says Paul Laurence of the Al- berta Safety Council, whose job is lo educate the public on road safety. "The owner wil] be stupid net to sead in hi? car in a But il the auto industry can't or won't institute i monitoring program, per- haps the governments should do something about i'. says Ed Hembroff of the Insur- ance Agents Association of Lethbridge. The insurance industry, to protect its own interests, wants the cars they insure "as safe as possible." he Hembroff said his pro- vincial assosdation urged the government to reintro- duce mandatory safe ty checks in ibe province but was iold such a program would be costly.'' Mandatory car s a f e rr checks were in effect Ln Al- berta for about two years but the program was stopped in 19T1 "because of the cost involved and poor public re- sponse." "We have no plans fo re- introduce the prosratn for the time being." a spokesman (or the deartment of high- ways and transport told The Herald. Very little lobbyins: has been done in Canada to press for a comprehensive monit- oring program o: recalls. says Ralph SDicer. supervisor with the Aibsrta Motor Association in bridge Mr. Spicer said tbe Industry, the governments and the public should ion hands in seeing that aU cars recalled are returned for correction. BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS Cvs'c-i Ph. 32B-0372 "16 12 Ave. S. Open Thuri.. Fri. till 9 Started in 1895 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. tower Level PHONE 357-2E22 Rossland, B.C. weekly sold to chain Bv WARREN CAfUGATA Herald Siaff A Rossiaixi. B.C., weekly newspaper originally establish- ed in 1395 to battle the Canadi- SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. Thursday, January 25th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH NO RESERVE MLK thr-irs. Old dresser; Double CVron.ui.i Cet-tvn.'ne C door fridge: Good eloctric Nice lothcr- etie rcclirer c'r.air. Nr.v coun'.enrp electric slightly T'-u> f dr.V'Yer of drawers: Chronic tube: Mroed -.rife tabYs: fibre-glass r.r.d chsir: Cribs. 2 small china cabinet; ?cts; Fmdlay 30" gas range; Friridriirc Single bcdi D large windows; Oil hcatc-: x M tire and rim: G.E'. dishwasher sick cor.ibinaiion, and doors; SclKK-i desks; Stai.i'css sico! dixii'li1 r.nd counter on legs: Combinia. lion d.vr: Coffee table; step tables- s s.indle: b.Xcj rife: '-'-1 rct-o.itrr with scope: Small chest of drawers: Twin l.-imidiy tubs: TV tables: Serving cart; Baby v.icuum cleaner; Gtii'.nr: Ronnrc'.on tvpewri'.er; Small gas cngir.o and pump. coiiinp iiMiuof. Vacuums: (lol! bag and's chibos: Leg vi.-e: sr.iYiy Admiral door fridge, .'nglis dryer: Fr.piiiairo washer; Camp stove: Dishes; Books, rots pans. Mjny More- lloins "loo .Numerous To Mention. FOR FURTHER INFORMftTlON CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 338-4705 2nd AVE. S. lETHBRIDCt AUCTIONEERS TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 41 Lie. 4SS an Pacific Ktulway. has ended 75 of bdependence vrith its purchase Jan i by a publish- ing group based in Kimberley. The Miner, v.hich has a cir- cuiancn of 5; one time had correspondents in London. Eaglarri. Montrt-al. t-TiA Spokane, and was the first newspaper in the Kootenays to earn news from Canadian Press and Press. "We're r.u; fighting .iny- thing." says Bill Tuvlor. oi Today Publications in Kim- berley. He told The Herald he bought the p-itvr lo "make HOME OWNERS! If your home is left unattended For even one night you should have a HONEYWELL WINTER WATCHMAN This uril plucjs cnv well oui- lol and a lame ihen plugged into the unit. If tSe teTnccrcturc drops 10 dcnger Icmo rorr.c? en aid yoor cn-i call Charl'on cic Hill I'd. to :heck i he heeling EACH .95 Sold by CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1242 2nd Avenue S. LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3388 money, but it wasn't much of a money-maker before we bought it.'' The Miner started its life Mar. iS9o. published out of a cabin, and with its first edi- tion three columns, eight pages printed on book announced: "The Miner is a good deal like some of the com- panies in (he United States' reg- ular army n officers, and only or.o private." It had political, mining, and sports editors, "soriety and colorful iijhling edi- tor. Blackhiils" .liminy Pelaney tht" typoseticr and prese- nt r-n. Joe Reniesi, who had owned the paper before its sale, said Us: week [hat with new own- ership, the staff is being in- creased, and tho paper, now cn'.lotl "the Kooten.iy MLner" u'l! more local news, snd more pictures. Tho format nas been changed to nine col- umns, and the wiil be printed in Kimborley. "It sivmcd 10 mnke sense to buy the snid Mr. Tay- lor. "Rosskind-Tmil is a thriv- ing arc.i. snd wo were ovcr-so- ptusticutcd in terras oi tnonl. wilh i[ working only h.ilf [lie time He saiil I ho company will not involve itself in the day-to-day operations of The Miner, bul new policy would be set. "Newspapers should servo their community, and ponplo slwuld fool frtv to tiso ihe columns, huildins a tv.tcr com- munily through commiui- lie said. Since the ownership clianpc, Tito Miner's circulntion has in- crcnscd to and Us size has (o 15 pases from eight. .Mr. Taylor said they would be satisfied with a 24-page weekly, but there arc r'ans to publish the paper twice a week. Mr. ssid t' CDm- munin.' reaction to the sale has been indifferent. "The only re- action we hid was from" the name chance, bu: v, e a of petitions." But Mr. Taylor said thi-i ro- aciion had beer, --fanisstic." -There's a void, but wo'-o filling The expanded allows u> to give baiter ioo.i! He said thai tho charige. in oiniying can idei'iiy more ciosc'.y tho paper. In addition to Ttic Miner. To- dav Pu'i'ucaiions aiso pubiislics Tbe Ddily Toi.-sman in brook, v.ith 11 oi 000: The Daily Euiietin in Kir.i- borloy. irith a circulation o: 5.- ftXi; The Cranbrook Courier, a weekly with a circultion of 3.FW: a weekly television supplement with a circulation of and a bi-monthly Hockey News, with a circulation of The company also oprr.iu's a flyer delivery sys'.en through- out the Kootonajs, and prints fovoral "TOklios in tho region for other publisher's. Before Today Publications acquired Tho Minor. Dry tad one reporter and throe ediiors. E. S. P. FOX Certified Denial Mrchanic FOX (loin.) DENTAL LAS LTD. 204 Medital Denial Bldg. Phone 377.6565 College students seek greater voice By HERB LEGG Herald Sloff Writer Ths srudema are restless at colleges throiigriout Alberta and a year of have orgp.Tiired a provincial board of roidsnt council presi- to combat educational ills from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge. TVendy Rasmusr-en. student council staff advisor at Leth- bridgre College, said a letter has been sen; this week to Advanced Education Minis- ter Jim Foster seeking his sanc- lion o: the student proposal. 3-Iiss Rasraussea says the idea for student ir.volvemem in college affairs has been con- sidered by Mr. Foster who, she says, proposed !o hire repres- entatives to act as liaison be- tween his department and tbe institutions it serves. Bat were reluctant to be involved wiih a government- iiiaded program, believing they wouldn't be" free to comment aa education issues. can't bite tbe hand that feeds.'1 Miss Rasmusseri says. So a special meedns has called for Feb. IP at Olds to complete organization ol the student presidents' council. IHs; Rasrn-_usen fays snidert presidents, elected a: colleges technical schools across Alberta, have the support of nearly 23.000 students aa as- set when dealing with provin- cial departments So far. students from 10 Al- berta schools have indicated their support for a presidents' council Yermiilion. Grande Prairie. Grant MacEwan Col- 'ege (Edmonron Northern Al- berta Institute of Technology. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Old; Regions! Col- lege Mount Koyal College. Medicine Hat. Red Deer and LCC. Miss Rasmtssen said support is also expected from students at Oamrose. Fain-Jew and For. McMurray. She said a similar plan has been ij "operation in Ontario and for the past five years, has eniryed co-operation from that province's education depart- ment. Alberta students have held four conferences since ]PT2. two of them at Lethbndge. Xow they're ready for action with or without sanction from the provLjciEl covemneni. ''The maioriry of co'Jeges wart an informal stracrjre of student eiec-jtive presidents. "'V.'e're willing to draw up policy and be recognized by the provincial government.1' iCss Rasmusisen says. Alberta students aren't con- cerned with "svjdetit power" in a militant c.r argumeManve Miss Rasmussen says. Srudents are, she says, con- cerned with decisions by board; of governors at Alberta colleges and their affect on students. Sh? said Alberta college sru- cer.ts are also worried about a isck of time for boards of gov- ernors to deal in Detail with stu- dent problems. Miss Rastnussen said many students believe problems are no: eliectiYely studied by cc.l- governors, either through of time or lack o.' interest in student representation. A provincial presidents' coun- cil, she says, -.vould act as an alternative for students con- cemsd campus stvjes. U a decision is made which does not benefit an inai-idual college, the issue will be taken up by the provincial presi- dents.' council. Once a decision is reached by the presidents' council, or a compromise to the governors" edict is made by the students, submission can be made to the department of advanced edu- cation. Basically, a presidents' coun- cil oi students is simply a third step in the academic bureau- cracy student council, board of governors, presidents' Miss R-asrnussen said there are several problems on all campuses which students now believe are pot receding ade- quate consideration or ac- tion ironi the local gover- nors. General areas of concern which effect colleges through- out Alberta include Transferabiliry of students, student finance, college com- munication on a student level, student residence, liquor out- lets on campus Alberta univer- already enjoy campus liouo- privileges i. college ser- vices 'such as cafe- teria facilities, campus food ser- vices Rait line change at Coalhurst set Opera-ting changes totalling flO.OOO for CP Flail's east-west tracks rsve been made be- tween Coalhtirst and For. Macleod. Designed to increase the effi- ciency of shipments moving from the Crowsnest Pass to Calgary, a cross-over track was built to allow la move through Fort Macleod end rum north at Coalhurst. The cross-over track is a long length which permits trains to be redirected without being unhooked. Before the "ew tracks were put in. trains mov- ing from tbe Crovrsnest Pass to CalEary and back had to be unbooked at Fort Macjeod. The diesc-l engines had to b< switched with the caboose BO the train could go either nortl or west. With the cross over track, the train simply comes through to Coalhurst on '.he new rails and curves to the north with- out uncoupling. This saves tirr.e and money, says Earl Olson, a CP spokes- man in Calgary. Now. ins.-e.3c of the freight trains mowing north and south through Fort Macieod they will move through Coalhurst to Vul- can, west to the Aiderside sub- division and on to Calgary. Wnen coming south, the same tracks will be used. i .te papem ori. done in Fon Madeod is now completed at Lethbridge. Mr. Oison said CP is con- templating tie construction of a V track complex for CoalhursT also. The cost i; expected to be "There is no definite date set for the construction of the Y but it; on the drawing board." he said. ''This will make the move- ment of trsms much more effi- cient." llr. Olson said the trackage through the Vulcan and .Alder- side areas are much heavjer also which will allow larger pa-loads. ART DIETRICH Try Your Hand At Chinese Cooking Get o CHINESE WOK with cover and woV ring FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF ONLY Send the FTD Bundle DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Sth St. S. Phone 32M095 New at Camm's for Spring '73 EXQUISITE NEW "LISA DEBS" New Arrivals in Ladies' JOYCE SHOES v c? For ihp hijjh school Ond cpl- 1 srl rhe look in Open Thun and Frl. Until 900 p m. HUSHPUPPIES CAMM'S J 403 Sth Street i. SHOES Only thro'ifh VTO Klorisu MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP Phone 327-1511 ;