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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta � Friday, July 2, 1971 ~ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 29 SmokeySayt! B.C. gets gifts on cenlennml Protect our forests' beauty from fire'. Police fuss settled at Eckville ECKVILLE (CP) - The RCMP assumed policing duties in this community of 650 residents settling a dispute involving the dropping of the loca] policeman. Mayor Arvid Anderson said a town meeting involving about 200 residents decided the new Provincial Police Act which became effective July 1 automatically terminated all local police contrects. He said attorney - general's department officials said the RCMP will take over police duties under the new act. Earlier the town johysician, Dr. Robert Swain, volunteer fire chief Douglas Rhodes, and councillor Rex Baker resigned to protect the loss of Bill Stringer, the local policeman in favor of RCMP co\�rage from Rocky Mountain House 30 miles east of here. They said the community needed more effective protection than could be provided by the RCMP. Theu- statements followed a vote by ratepayers of 125 to 46 in favor of RC!MP protection. 26 killed in holiday accidents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three persons killed Thursday when a car and a tractor-drawn farm cultivator collided 65 miles northeast of Red Deer, Alta., were among 26 who died accidentally across Canada during the Dominion Day holiday period. The two men end young woman killed were passengers in the car. A survey by the Cainadian Press from 6 p.m. Wednesday, local times, to midnight Thursday showed the three were among 18 killed on the country's roads. Eight persons drowned. The Canada Safety Council bad estimated that as many as 32 Canadians might die in road accidents during the holiday period. Last year's SO-hour holiday period saw 16 persons killed accidentally across the country, 12 on the highwaysv In Alberta, two of the three persons killed near Daysland were identified as Rodney Curtis, 23, and Randall Hawkins 25, both of the nearby Strome district. The third victim was young women whose name was being withheld. Marjorie Belsek, 19, of Ed monton died of injuries suffered Wednesday night in a two-car collision in Edmonton. She vras a passenger in one of the cars. By THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbians got a mul-. ti-million dollar birthday present to mark their century as a province. Montrealers got a view of a ymcg, half-nude demonstrator giving almost her all to protest Quebec's 104-year-old provincial status. But for most Canadians Dominion Day passed Thursday as just another summer holiday marked by speeches, parties and parades. ' And for those who didn't want to celebrate the country's 104th anniversary at home, the. resorts and summer cottages beckoned, amid the usual warnings about possible road deaths and drownings. In Toronto, there were five-cent hot dogs to be had at a provincial government picnic held at midtown Queen's Park, seat of the legislature, while in Ottawa music and sport shared the spotlight with a military parade marking the 100th year of Canada's regular armed forces. PM.ANNOUNCED GIFT Word of the $7-million centennial birthday gift for B.C. was delivered by Prime Minister Trudeau in Victoria. Ho announced gifts from the "people of Canada" in the form of a $2.5 million museum to house native artifcats on the campus of the University of British Columbia and a $4.5 million "second-century fund or B.C." to develop natural conservation areas in the province. In Montreal several thousand placard-carrying youths demon strafed against Confederation and for Quebec independence with their own July 1 parade. Wliile DominiMi Day celebra tions were taking part in other areas of the city, \bi youths carried banners that read "Down with Confederation," "Quebec-our only country," "English Quebecois for a free and independent Quebec" and "Confederation-104 years of in-ju^ine." The crowd, made of various separatist and socialist groups and thousand of spectators, carried red, white and green flags of the Quebec "patriots" of 1837. Many youths vrore shirts of the same color. CROWD FESTIVE Hundreds of police stood by during the three-lwur affair but fl�a:e was no violence, as the crowd was in a festive mood despite the hot, muggy weather. Later when organizers asked for all flags and banners to be removed so the crowd would not be charged with holding an illegal demonstration after lihe parade permit expired, a young woman dad only in a patriot flag and panties ddighed the crowd by complying with the request. In Ottawa about 20,000 people attended a 700-man display of music, marching, artillery drills and flypasts staged by the Canadian Forces and marking their anniversary as well as the country's Cabinet okays additional funds for commission EDMONTON (CP) - The Worth Commission on educational planning today received an additional $150,000 from the provincial treasury bringing the commission's total alloca-Uon to $450;000. The cabinet, in an onler-in-council, provided the extra money to the commission which is investigating the educational needs of Alberta thi-ough the 1970s. The commis sion is expected to report next year. Girl abducted while out to buy gum EDMONTON (CP) - A sbc-year - old girl on her way to buy bubble gum was abducted and raped here. Police said the gkl was pick ed up three blocks from her home by a man who offered her a ride to the store. He drove her to some trees and later gave her a quarter, four pennies and two packages of gum before dropping her off two blocks from her home. The girl was treated at hos Rital and later released. ing INSPECTS GUARD - Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Eudes Dube appears to be wear a busby as he inspects the ranks during this season's first changing-of-the-guard ceremony at OMawa. The bearskin hat really belongs to the officer trailing Mr. Dube, 'New. laser works EDMONTON (CP) - Researchers at the University of Alberta say they have adiieved a breakthrough that may revolutionize the application of lasers in industry. They have successfully oj>er-ated a laser that uses only i>Mx-pensive hydrocarbons and air as fuel. It has worked vrfth propane and natural gas and its designers hope it will also work willh gasoline. Such gas lasers, a researcher said in an interview, might be used economically in industry for cutting and welding of heavy metals, among other jobs. Chirrent types of lasers are generally expensive to use, consuming great quantities of electricity or expensive fuel. Tie laser developed by the University of Alberta is powered by explosions of pumped gas obtained from inexpensive hydrocarbons such as propane. Dr. G. B. Walker, chairnjan of the university's electrical engineering departmait, describe the new laser as a major breakthrough that riiay revolutionize the application of high-powered lasers in industry. The theoretical basis for the new laser was produced by Dr. John Tulip, who has been studying development of this kind of laser for 2% years. He collabo- rated vfiVh Dr. Herb head of the department's group. Air fares cut coming OTTAWA (CP)-Aur Caaadft is preparing to introduce special, reduced f a r e s for travel within Canada at the request of the federal government, Trant-port Minister Don JamiesoB says. Mr. Jamieson gave no details in reply to a question, but said that the special rates would be comparable to those offered at present for overseas flights. The publicly - owned airline has been pressing for reductioB of overseas fares through the Intcfmational Air Transport Association. COMPENSATE ARABS JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel announced here a compensation plan to pay approximately flOO million to Jerusalem Arabs for property taken from them when the state of Israel was formed in 1948. Eaton's Semi-Annual Sale of Firm Simco-Pedic Mattresses Eaton's and Simmons Bring You Simco-Pedic*s Famous 312 Coil Tension-Melting Firmness In Quality Ticking Since no two bodies are ever created equal, Simmons considered all the comfort possibilities for firm-ness without bed-board hardness. 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