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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Fast train near testing stage OTTAWA The LRC Canada's Light Rapid ind Comfortable entry in the icld of fast ground be ready for testing on a passenger line in a ew says an industry iepartment source He says the being de- veloped by a Canadian con- may be used on the Canadian National Railways -oute between Toronto and Ont But plans were lot yet complete The train has been developed jointly over the last c o u r years by Alcan Ltd of Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd of and MLW-Worthington Ltd of Montreal The industry department is working with the consortium The equipped with a new type of suspension is capable of speeds up to 120 miles an hour It is designed to give a fast ride even on conventional track It will be the only new Cana- dian-built fast passenger tram on the market because United Aircraft of Canada recently announced it is pulling out of the passenger tram business tor the time being United Aircraft has built the Turbo that operates on CN's Montreal-Toronto route The industry department source says the United States government agency that operates a passenger train and the state of Illinois have shown interest in the LRC as well as CN and CP Rail But no firm orders have yet been placed If the consortium went into commercial produc- tion the first tram possi- bly would be ready by early the informant said Pro- duction time was expected to be 18 months to two years The consortium has built one prototype locomotive and one both of which are still being tested The industry department source said rail passenger equipment is old and railways are recognizing the need to re- place it The only new fast train in recent years in Canada has been the Turbo between Montreal and Toron- to CN plans to expand this service to the Montreal- Ottawa possibly as early as Aug 6. STEER INTO DUNLOP FORD AND SAVE HUNDREDS DURING OUR A Final model year orders have now been placed with the these cars are in stock or arriving daily and we're making every effort to keep them moving. Come in this week and get behind the wheel of today's best buys. The heat's really on so buy now and save more on one of our Stotk No. 1740 1974 Gran Torino 2 DOOR green glo in color with green vinyl 351 P S P B radial AM rear tinted opera windows 5325 Stock No. 1795 1974 PINTO RUNABOUT white with orange vinyl luxury sports group. M329 A-1 USED CAR VALUES Stock No. 1175A 1973 Mazda 2 door coupe 4 cylinder conditioning radio 3995 Stuck No 1802A Cougar XR-7 2 door hardtop VB automatic p s p b radio Stock No. 1619A 1971 LTD 2 door hardtop V8 automatic p s p b radio Slock No. 1578A 1973 Gran Torino 2 door bucket seats V8 p s p b radio. 16.000 miles '4395 Stock No. 1546A 1972MontegoMX 2 door summer gold in color V8 automatic radio owners name available 2995 Stock No. 1772A 1973 Pinto Squire Station Wagon 2000cc radio '3695 Stock No. 1700A 1970 Fargo Tradesman Pickup VS radio '2495 Stock No. 1770A 1971 Ford F100 Ranger V8 requires some sold on as is basis '1995 DEMONSTRATORS Stock No. 1327 1974 Mustang 4 automatic p s p b ginger Stock 1522 1974 LTD 4 door hardtop VB p s p b air ginger glo with brown vinyl roof many other DUNLOP FORD SALE HOURS Wide Open Dally 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mayor Magrath Drive and 16th Ave. South Phone 328-8861 Farm editorials Hijacker under attack EUGENE WHELAN It wasn't his day BC Tuesday was not Jim Shkooratoff s day. When his car would not he poured gasoline into the engine's carburator from a gallon jug The engine backfired and ignited the gasoline in the jug. Then his thumb stuck in the jug handle He smashed the container on the ground and the gasoline spread to the basement entrance of his Nelson carrying the fire with it Damage to the house was minimal Mr Shkooratoff suffered a minor burn on his right hand Premiers meet in Toronto TORONTO -Premier William Davis announced Wednesday that the 15th an- nual conference of provincial premiers will be held in Toronto Sept 12-13 The conference agenda is still to be completed but one item to be discussed is provin- cial co-operation for economic development WINNIPEG Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan Wednesday attacked city editorial writers and said he can add them to a list of agriculture problem-solvers that includes economists with weird and wonderful ideas and not a clue on how farmers think and operate you want a short course on how to ruin Canada's agri- culture industry and how to put every farmer into then pick up any dozen of the editorials that have appeared in the big city papers about food prices over the past two he said In a speech prepared for de- livery to the youth convention of the National Farmers the minister said think a bunch of those editorial writers must have been working on the Conser- vative platform for the last election And you remember where I said their price freeze would end the manure pile that's a good place for most of the editorials on agriculture except they would probably give next year s crop a fit of in- digestion A copy of his remarks was released to the press in ad- vance of delivery The minister said many city reporters forget that he is as concerned that the consumer receives a steady supply of wholesome food at reasonable prices as he is to provide the agriculture industry with a reasonable income com- parable to the rest of Cana- dian society He said much of the news media forgets about the farm- adding a good thing that city newspaper readers have a lot more common sense than the editorial writers Mr Whelan said the future of the Canadian farmer has to improve Farmers' standards of living had to get better and they had to have more con- fidence in the future He said some persons said he has tunnel vision because he works hard to improve farm incomes and forgets con- sumers But those persons forgot that improved farm in- comes would have spin-off effects These included keeping young persons on the increasing food keeping topnotch land in agriculture of under concrete and investment in new farm livestock and fertilizer He had been accused of hurting the low-income earner by cutting food budgets He had every sympathy for the consumer on low and fixed in- come but providing nutritious and adequate diets was the proper concern of all not just farmers should not be ex- pected to run a national food welfare program Mr Whelan said farmers have been at the bottom of the economic and social totem pole for more than a generation Canadians want a guarantee of continuing supp- ly of wholesome tood at reasonable then farmers must be given an op- portunity to move up the totem pole fatally wounded Colombia Police fatally wounded the hi- jacker ot a Colombian airliner Wednesday and arrested his alleged his wife' when the plane landed in this southwestern Colombian city The shooting took place after the 122 passengers including the man's had left the Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 and only the craft's six crew members and the hijacker remained on the a police spokesman said The spokesman said the hi- identified as Eduardo Martinez. was shot when he threatened an armed police officer who had boarded the aircraft Martinez received three bullet wounds and died an hour later in the spokesman said Martinez hijacked the jet while it was on a domestic flight between the northwestern cities of Pereira and Medelhn and ordered the pilot to Hy to about 190 miles southwest of the capital of Bogota His wile who was carrying a baby in her did not take an active part in the hi- eyewitnesses said Men plead guilty to battery theft Three Lethbridge men pleaded guilty in provincial court Wednesday to charges ol theft of 436 batteries from National Salvage Company 306 33rd St N Grant James Nordm 18. 841 33rd St N James Karl Bach of 315 10th St N and Robert Jon Fedorak. 314 19th St N were remanded in custody to July 31 for pre- sentence reports Court was told the three men stole the batteries Mon- day from the salvage com- pany They then sold 330 of the batteries to a city business lor and 106 batteries to another city business for Cheques for and were seized from the men bv city police PARKS MULTIPLY Ontario's provincial park system has expanded to 113 specific parks from six in 1954 R6V6LSTOK6 TRRHSIT mix LETHBRIDGE TRANSIT MIX 12th Street 2nd Avenue North E. H. Buck 327-7262 Equipped to serve all parts of the summer and winter. Maximum Quality Control. Prompt Delivery. No job too large or too small. Efficient and Courteous Service. RCKLSTOKC ;