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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TM1 UtTHtlMOai HIIULO January M, 1t74 Hospital's medical-gas lines 'reversed from contract drawings' By JOHN LeBLANC SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) A key section of medical-gas lines in Sudbury General Hospital was installed with the relative positions of oxygen and nitrous oxide pipes reversed from those shown in contract drawings, an inquest into 23 hospital deaths was told Monday. The evidence came at the start of the third week of in- quiry into the 1973 deaths in a newly-opened wing. At least one of the deaths has been attributed to a mixup in the two gases Walter Yawney of Toronto, project co-ordinator for the hospital's architects, showed on a large diagram where the lines from the hospital's central supply tanks had been reversed on the way to a column leading to the main floor where the 23 persons were treated with supposed oxygen during the May- September period of last year. He said such a change would be "entirely within the com- petence" of the in staller Comstock International Ltd., provided it kept its "as built" drawings up to date. The "as built" drawings are called for on construction jobs to show departures from the original plan. WAS INADEQUATE Under questioning, Mr. Yawney said he agreed with previous opinion that the "as built" drawing, with respect to medical-gas installation were "grossly inadequate." However, he also agreed with John Morin, counsel for Comstock, that it was not unusual to make "as built" drawings after the job was completed. But, he added that in this case the architects had asked the general contractor, Rllis-Don Ltd. of London, Ont., to "keep us up to date more frequently than nor- mal Record snow at Edmonton, but mosquitoes are gone COLUMNER SHEETS INDEX CARDS TRANSHR CASES CHINOOK STATIONERS FILING FOLDERS 319 7th St. S. PHONE 327-4591 OFFICE DESKS FILE CABINETS EDMONTON (CP) Three inches of snow fell on the Ed- monton district over the weekend, bringing the winter's total to 47 inches more than the city has ever had before at this time of the year The weather office said average snowfall for September to May is 52 inches but "we're probably going to get more than five inches more than that before the winter ends." At this time last year, 29 in- ches of snow had fallen on the city and the total for all of last winter was 50.5 inches. "We had mostly northerly flows last year, with the air moving from the northwest, down from Alaska and through northern British a weather spokesman said Monday. Weather that firms in the high Arctic is normally dry and cold but westerly movements pick up moisture from the Pacific and drop snow after crossing the moun- tains. The prevailing weather movements this year have been from the west, and while the air is generally wanner, it bears with it more moisture and more snow for Alberta. Meanwhile, Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta reports a record 32.5 inches of snow so far in January, com- pared with an average for the month of 14 inches. The previous record for January was 29 inches in 1953. So-far this year Grande Prairie has had 70.5 inches of snow, compared with an average of 69.1 inches for the winter season October to March. r Starts this Wednesday, best savings1 CSA Approved, NM07 Household Wire Moisture-proof, fire retardant outer braid PVC insulated, with fibrous covered copper conductors Complete with ground wire :v Dial bright or dim Dimmer Switch Save on bulbs and electricity with 600-watt rotary dimmer switch Push-on, push-off single pole switch Easily installed EACH UMfOW Chirgci Cjt< sr ifif, i Handy leaver tudgel Iccowtl' GE Shadow Ban Light Bulbs Famous GE quality at a low price Reduces shad- ows, easy on your eyes 60 or 100-watt size Pkg 100-foot Extension Cord Features triple outlet cube tap and 3 conductor cord with 3 prong plug Stays flexible even in cold of 2 520 PKG. Transparent Air Deflector .Directs air away from valuable drapes pre- vents soiling Held in place by magnets Adjusts from 10" to 14" m m Throw-away Furnace Filters Stock up on disposable air filters at this low price Standard sizes to fit most furnaces 1" thick 960 :y EACH 570 EACH Stof Hours: to p.m. Men. to Frt. a.m. to p.m. Saturday 1707-Jfd S.-PbOfW 32t-44t1 AffDVfw Do-it-yourself savings! Nixon's twelve crises Impeachment? This matter seems out of his hands Last of a series Will .Richard Nixon be impeached? By the end of 1973, the United States Congress and the nation were divided on whether Nixon was the victim of a few over-zealous aides and an exaggerating press, or whether he is an obsessive- ly ambitious man who has committed crimes against the constitution. While Nixon's critics, both on the left and right, condemn him for various policies from ending the War on Poverty to making accommodations with Communist leaders to im- posing controls on American business these criticisms are irrelevant to the matter of im- peachment. A president cannot be impeached because of unpopular policies. He can be impeached brought to trial before the Senate only when there is reason to believe he had committed "treason, bribery (or) high crimes and misdemeanors." Leonard Lurie, author of "The Impeachment of Richard lists 65 specific violations of law that he says justify'im- peachment proceedings. Offenses which pro- impeachment advocates claim Nixon either com- mitted, authorized or approved, include: Wiretapping of Democratic headquarters in the Watergate; Wiretapping of jour- nalists since 1969; Authorizing illegal secret police operations; Using the CIA for domestic espionage; Authorizing breaking- and-entering operations in 1970, 1971 and 1971; Approving forged letters during the cam- paign, Approving forged telegrams to indicate public support of his deci- sion to bomb Haiphong; Accepting illegal con- tributions from cor- porations, including ITT, in exchange for favorable policies; Approving payoffs to Watergate burglars to buy their silence; Charging repairs on his personal San Clemente home to the government; Attempting to obstruct justice by offering a job to judge Matthew Byrne, who was hearing the Ellsberg case. Nixon has repeated fre- quently that he will not resign. Prom the way he has responded to crises in the past, it seems unlikely that he will resign unless impeachment and convic- tion seem imminent. The question now is whether the Congress and the nation choose to see the alleged offenses as legal grounds for impeachment, or as improprieties for which Nixon, himself, should not be held respon- sible. In either case, Richard Nixon's twelfth crises seems to be out of his hands. Housing 'worst crisis9 KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) The housing crisis is worse than the energy crisis in Canada, Ontario MP Ed Broadbent (NDP Oshawa Whitby) said here. "The fact is that the average Canadian will spend only more in this season for home Mr. Broadbent told the Kamloops Cariboo Federal New Democratic Party Association. "However, the same family, if it wishes first to purchase the home in order to heat it, will find an average in- crease in housing costs of 000 for the same six month period. "The fact is that the real Canadian crisis is housing." Mr. Broadbent said the average cost of a house in Vancouver, Regina and Toronto increased 10 per cent last year. The average Cana- dian family can't afford to buy a house, townhouse or con- dominium, he said. He blamed the situation on housing policies of the federal Liberal government and its Conservative predecessor. He said the traditional approach was to use the level of housing construction as an instrument either ot heat up or cool down the economy and to rely on the profit incentive to encourage construction. Mr. Broadbent said as a mortgages have grown to a record level of 10 per cent and the cost of land jumped 88 per cent between 1961 and 1971 while the consumer price in- dex rose only 33 per cent. Mr. Broadbent said an NDP government would bring down the high cost of mortgages by imposing a six per cent ceiling on rates. Ability Fund donations make recreational activities possible for the otherwise homebound disabled. All Funds will Remain in Lethbndge and District SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO: REHABILITATION SOCIETY OF LETHBRIDGE 1261 2nd "A" North Couriers to carry mail 'fast' Last chance to sawe on 73 taxes. If you act fast, it is still possible to get a tax reduc- tion on your 1973 taxes and put money away for your retirement. Come to Royal Trust before Feb. 28 Ws can help you. We can helpyou put money away for tomorrow and get a reduction on your 1973 taxes. Royal Trust retire- ment savings plans offer you these additional advan- tages: you pay no sales commission you're not locked in to a fixed schedule of contribu- tions every year you get your choice of 4 investment vehicles you benefit from Royal Trust investment expertise. OTTAWA (CP) A new courier postal service will be introduced by the post office in early February that will be given priority over all other types of mail. Under the service, to be called Courier Post, large mailers will be given special mailing bags to carry postal items of all classes up to 40 pounds. The bags will be sealed at departure time and delivered unopened with rates varying by mailing method, distance covered and weight of the bags Postmaster General Andre Ouellet says delivery will "usually" be made one day after mailing dates. the courier service is being set up as an inter city plan covering 22 major centres across the country. Mr. Ouellet says if the service proves successful it could be extended to cover mail between two points in the same city. Thi s table shows how much 1973 income tax you can saw Earned income Maximum contribution Tax savings 3.000 402 582 1.672 Based on Ontario resident with two dependents not participating in a registered pension plan 1973 income tax rates But you must hurry because Feb. 28 is the last day you can take advantage of this for your 73 taxes. Come into a Royal Trust office today. 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