Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 1HE IETHW1DGE HERALD TKurjdoy, 11, 1972 Ineffective in cold weather Fluorescent street light on ivay out TORONTO (CP) Fluores- cent street lights have fallen out of favor with the Ontario minis- try of tvansporiatio: OIK! com- munications because of their short lifespan and ineffective- ness in cold weather. The new favorites are sodium lights which come in varie- y e 11 o w, low-pressure lype and a golden-white, high- pressure light, holli of which are being tried experimentally on highways around Toronto. Although individually they cost more than the conven- tional, less-powerful mercury- vapor system, the great intens- ity of sodium lights reduces the number needed and hence the over-all cost. Canadian General Electric says it costs to light one mile of a four-lane highway with high-pressure sodium, be- caiise only 14 poles are needed, as against (he price for the 39 poles required for mer- cury vapor. Raising the height of poles to 50 feet from 30 has reduced glare as well as maintenance costs since the light is farther away from spray and exhaust fumes. NEED FEWER POLES The taller poles also mean fewer are required, thus reduc- ing both the accident-causing thickets of poles and .the cost. Using these higher poles on Highway 401 saved the high- ways ministry million, says a spokesman. Poles which shear off at the base on impact and fly over a car are being installed at high accident spots, but because of their high costs, they are being installed gradually. Designers are studying the merits of high-mast tower light- ing, already in use in Europe, parts of the United States and on a highway in New Bruns- wick. These feature a cluster oE lights atop a 100- to 200-foot lower instead of a single light mi pole. Those who favor them say they eliminate glare and confu- sion since six of them can re- S locks removed VANCOUVER (CP) The Vancouver Stock Exchange has removed shares of Pacific Northern Oils and Industries Ltd. from the trading list for failure to maintain listing re- quirements. place -X) conventional poles. Those wlio argue against them say they can cost BS much as compared to for a conventional pole and would require a sufficiently strong pole, soil that can sustain the tremendous base required and new maintenance equip- ment. ADDS WORKERS JERUSALEM (AP) Israel has built housing units in the last three years to help solve the housing shortage, gov- ernment officials reported. The number of construction workers rose to from in the same neriorl. 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Door shelves Separate temperature controls NOW Wt service what we sell, coasl-lo-coast Quality Costs No More at Simpsons-Sears STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 o.m. .0 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. .o 9 p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 A TALL ORDER A painter puts finishing touches on the 80-foot-high doors on Air Canada's new Jumbo-jet hangar at Vancouver International Airport. The million facility, officially accepted by the airline will be able 1o handle both the Boeing 747, which it already flies, and the Lockheed Tri-Star, the first of which will soon de- livered. Rain needed in some areas Prairie crop picture varies OTTAWA (CP) Crop devel- opment iri the Prairie provinces this week varies greatly, with some areas "in desperate need of the federal agri- cultural department reported Wednesday. The principal dry areas were northwest Manitoba, west cen- tral Saskatchewan, southeast and east-central Alberta and some parts of the Peace River district. Elsewhere, crops were mak- ing good progress despite some instances of light frost damage, plant disease and grasshopper outbreaks. Alberta wants to be consulted EDMONTON (CP) Don Getty, Alberta's minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs, says the federal gov- erment's announcement there will be no formal consultation with provinces concerning for- eign takeovers is "most disturb- ing." Commenting on a statement i by Industry Minister Jean-Luc j Pepin Tuesday before the Com- mons finance committee that requests by provincial govern- ments for more formal consul- tation "cannot be accommo- Mr. Getty said Alber- ta's government is not prepar- ed to accept the federal minis- ter's statement as meaning there will not be consultation. "It's the only way provinces can make sure the federal gov- ernment isn't using its power to encourage regional equaliza- tion by shifting industries around the country." Mr. Getty, who met with fed- eral Revenue Minister Herb Gray here earlier this month, said, "we got the impression there would be consultation." "Mr. Gray was to write us and let us know our position I'm not prepared to accept Mr. Pepin's statement as be- ing Mr. Gray's reply. We're still waiting." Mr. Getty said It is impossi- ble for Ottawa to make deci- sions involving Alberta without some sort of consultation. Calgary crime rate up by leaps and bounds CALGARY (CP) Crime in the c.ity is increasing out of all proportion to the growth of Cal- gary, Police Chief Duke Kent said hsre in his annual report for 1971. Major crime rose by 11.9 per Civil service 'pleased' EDMONTON (CP) A spokesman for the Civil Ser- vice Association of Alberta has expressed satisfaction with a cabinet decision to provide equal pay for equal work in the patient-care field of govern- ment service. He said the decision, approv- ed Tuesday by the cabinet, "means female employees in government hospitals will re- ceive alxmt more in pay during the rest of this years." About employee's are in- volved in the kind of work af- fected by the government de- cision, including ward aides, certified nursing aides and or- derlies. The effective date of the rc- dasiiflcation was June 1. cent last year while the popula- tion went up 3.6 per cent. Almost all categories of ser- ious crime showed an increase, the report said, with violent crime 26.5 per cent higher. A total of J2.271 serious crimes were reported including 10 murders, four attempted Murders, 40 rapes, 49 wound- ings, 2C8 roberies, 494 cases of assault causing bodily harm thefts of motor vehicles. breaking and entering and cases of theft of more than isn Kennedy says won't accept nomination WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Edward M. Kennedy (Dem. Mass.) said Wednesday "there are no circumstances under which I would accept a nomina- tion for any national office this year." Kennedy's statement ap- peared to go bdyond any he has made to quash continuing spec- ulation that he might accept the Democratic presidential o r vice-presidential nomination at the Miami Beach convention next month. Harvesting of tarns hay had begun in Manitoba with yields slightly below average due to previous dry conditions, and in some points farther west. The picture by province! MANITOBA Seeding operations completed and weed spraying general. Ex- tensive damage from grasshop- pers and cutworms in the Do- minion City area. Alfalfa yields well below normal in the south- east, excesive weed growth and grasshopper infestations causing problems in the Winni- peg area, and some frost dam- age to corn around Stonewall. SASKATON Weed spraying general and summer fallow in good condi- tion. Minor frost damage to iso- lated rapeseed fields in the northeast, some beet webworm. activity in the northeast, rain and warm weather urgently re- quired for late seeded in the west-central area with Joraga crops in poor condition, some cutworm damage to rapeseed and flax around Saskatoon, wild oats severe in some early-sewn crops in the east central area, good moisture and expected av- erage rye and hay crops ia southwest. ALBERTA Spraying of weed growth in west central districts interrupted by rain and may not be completed. In southeastern, east-central and Peace River areas substan- tial reductions in crop yields are anticipated without mora rain in two weeks. Grasshop- pers are hatching in southern and east-central areas and a se- vere outbreak between Fort Macleod and Vulcan is being brought under control. Flea bee- tles in the south and turnip bee- tles in the north have Infested many rapeseed fields. Army- worm moths have been reported in east-central districts. Customs offices to close WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House of Representatives appro- priations committee Wednesday ordered the U.S. customs bu- reau to close a siring of pre- clearance customs offices in Canada and the Caribbean. The offices affected are In Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Bermuda and Nas- sau, Bahamas. The committee said customs agents stationed in those posts have almost no legal authority and "constitute at best, only a deterrent" to illicit drug operations. The action came during com- mittee consideration of a bill appropriating billion in funds for the treasury depart- ment, the postal service and several independent agencies for the fiscal year starting July I.