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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta "--o. XHP.. JJAILY ExKaust Echoes Garage Gossip E AUTO em cars o to Canadian Paciftt Uailway, are supplied with air In the centre ot Hie car Apart from a selSiU ejard for manager i pereoual safety, it is now thai all the nimensers should whkh the ura look- out ter people especially for Th9 modem cars of tho Canadian hazards which are constantly to be aro coming more dearly to .realixe of South Alberta are cvusuuiuj w uc m me centre of Jiic c uirdfd agarnst. Consen-ttion is ererjthat the messenger stop tho rowing and in this present day tseu without mnolnr in iho The Following Is Part of Hisjw and 1919 for tbe protection o! ,j i r> Ifvel crossings bv grades Address at ihc Three-nay j 01. by aaj tvatca; Safety Convention at the King by tto Board of m Commissioners to be Hotel, Toronto, and sidos-. lbi fSitid the as Published By the Ontario Safely League. Since Ihe advent of automobiles twenty years ago yea DOST have Rgencv of destruction r.ot infrequent- ly under ibe contrul of the most reck- L Re pslilies Interested have contributed oe ramea ou, 10 I and tbo railways' safy in the public 1 aro coouag more dearly to j-ealtte that an individual lifo is an indlspeu- siolo economic feature in human af- fairs. The safety cioveaent Is ono of the greatest ideas we must foster j develop, for it concerns not only hu- )iuan life, but human hsppinass, nu- iirin welfare, society, atid cro- alcs'a. special goodwill between- em- ployer L.., Itt EOcuring the higbfst standard of cause u'iho coTfwcre uYaccd'cntireiy! .In. railway, operation the co-op- upon the railway company, the news'- Dillon of iho work of grade separation could i at p. 550. Co. 11 Can. Ry. Cas. said "Bui tlio truth is, niuuidpsiities, have bccu asked 'to contribute be-! v without running to there .Is also one at er en o the car, and as these cars are 115 feet valve and end 'of p'sfi.-ius sec-, I no aro being eu- Mr. v. instruction i-jr comes th'fto is no doubt that mio they are Invited to go tutu tiial vein many acddeiils. but they ciinno' ear with the- others and lesrn, and In provoct .all accidents. 'The railway] ,lu setting ilia men. edu-[ throughout the Dominion Incur a !ar'g> .be "r that in ay go en the' (Coittmued oa QUICK ACCFl F V 15 esseulial. such "cumu i si --ilUpiy not be carried out io the estcut sood iu The Dominion Hoard .of Railway Comuiisslouers. administers the fund and usually apportions the cost of pro- tectins leVe! proislnga b'etrfceu -the railway compsny and the in proportion ot CO per. cent, to'the less class in tho conimunliv. former and 40 per cent, to rtanvray emi'loyees in charge of trains have a deadly pern to contond with at level crossings. One of our experienced locomo- tive engineers -said io me lately nevei: spproach a level crossing n.... see ;an autonichile coinuig up but. I think who is going to'mnlte the cross-' ing first! I cannot tell whether lie intends to go'-over the'Crossing or siep." As Mr.- M.iiUu-says in Ills papst the engineer of tbe "rain ou the railway traok .cannot dodge the automobile. .Ho cannot gtt his engine away from the rails. He must :-tay Ibon.- and run the risk: cf a collision which he Is powerless to avert, vrith perhaps aw- tnl consc-oueiices, uoi only to tho oc- cupants ot the automobile, but to iiim- of derailtnent. Comuulsory- protection of crossicgs cf hishways by rai under statutory authority, prac iO'CaHiida on the Sth level The only way to protect people crossing railways from tho-'conse- qucuces of. their own Colly is by pro- tecticg these crossings or separating grades. The resources bt tie railway companies will not permit oE this be- ins dons without aid from the public funds. Tho greatest amount of protection has bee cities o ibefr .task, tho people as a whole must-be tratiied along safety Uncs, and till; lawsi and tl16 courts in r.d- laws must embody and enforce safety standards which nm bo, the enlightened conviction of the, people. There must bs the same painstaking effort in the education of tlio public as has been set forth by the. various employers in tbe cdiica- tloh of.tSoIr employees. The' factlis. cmnovees. e'ac ta tbe "-wo latest j thaViuauy-people' as a whole haveil Mowreal and Tor- ged far boSindlti.fe in safetv-pr i tee 1S31 when Ike Railway Commit- jonlo. TorolU-0 arc at the gandn, belief that a b nnder w.v ju Montreal there aro 53. There ot.the City of Toronto, made au order for the" pro- tection by gates and watchmen of tbo crossings, -at B.itliursi, Dufferm aud Bloor Streets, and other streets, ap- portioning the cost of protection as follows ''Where two railway companies use tbo same crossing, each railivay com- nny to -contributo. orio-tlurd and tho ,t d th ,Wrf on a io contribute onehaU and the I municipality or municipalities intcrest- I V4 JULUI There have been at least twc fata; ed the other.half, ot the saij cost." sccidents of this nature at level cross- ings within the last month, and in the streets of Toronto we hare had, during the few days twor terrible Tihd fatal accidents. Tho words of John at ,th'e ,tinie'of the Crimean .War, are still true. ''The Aiigel of Death is abroad in tho land. You can almost hear the beating of his In tlio of Canada amended tho Railway Act to provide that all railways constructed after April 1, IMS, must at their owa cost and eipense. provide all sucli P.ubltc crossings ;ts may bfe-'re- of llailway Com- missioners., and appropriated out of tho consolidated'fjipdr tie' sum of per'aannm lor tea years to bo used in paying the expanse of eliminat- ing railway grade crossings. A simi-1 fir provision .was made in 1918 for a; further period cf tan years, bat only lias been spent in sepuratlng grades'.at level crossiiiES in ten years ox" provided by Parlia- ment tor the purpose, known as the Crossing Fund. Originally not more'than 15. per cent, of cost oi protecting any crossing could be in any one year and on not Tiors.than three crossings ;n any municipality. Tiiis has been amended hy increasing the percentage to 25 lad cf crossings to six. {Tho.tolal between Long litigation ensued caused by nnntdpallties eeeking to escape from paying any part of-protecting level crossings. This dispute was not final- ly decide A until 1905 by the Judicial! -------.------s. Cpmmiites of the I'rivy Council.' which enforced-liuiyeriaily. upheld the on3er of the Railway Cora- seems to iKust accept condi-- G7 bridges and subways iu Toronto and 22 in Montreal. Sixty-four level crossings, are protected by watchniea, gates or bell in Toronto and 31 In Montreal. The automobile menace at level crossings ought, if anything can, quit-ken the desire for protection at level crossings, init in the vast nia- jo.-ity of eases we roust rely on .ihe prudence and care of ihose who. uso the automobiles. It beon suggest- ed that there -should be a hard and fast rule luid down to "slop, look and listen" before crossing a railway track, but I am inclined to agree .Western editor of The.-Railway i who says-f ;rA> with the Age, ine niittee. In I30S the Supreme Court of Can- ada bad given a similar decision in the case of the City of Toronto vs; Grand Trunk Hallway Co., arising out of tbe protection, at other -crossings tions-ai' -1-- tion'becomes necessary-. at a level crossing ot-K railway, the is Io bo .'divided'between ilio railway company and the municipality, inter- ested in protecting the crossing. The only exceptions aro in the case of railways built after April, JS09, or where in the west, the railway com- pany about an intolerable situation laying out a town end not providing proper access from one part to tho other. Hon. Mr. KiJlaru in giving judgment in. the casc'of City of fleglna. Vs. Canadian- Pacific Ily other warnings. You have niy..best -wishes for suc- cess In the great beneficent work in which-yon are engaged. 'Mr. E .E. Stevans, CanatlIan'Na- tional Bailways, Moncton, N.B., said The gentlemen who liarc preceded me have so completely covered the stfbjeet that .there seems little let! for i me to say. Accident pVeTerittou is a-' most imporfaut factor in railway ooer-1 ation, not ttie 'loss of i anil limb, but alsbMieicaUG'e dtitlmj ftomio of the organiza'tloif and ticisms which follow in their wake operating problem ot a rail- road involves necessarily the question of safety, and, as you know, tho-c has grown up a, great body, of Splendid 'rules and regulations governing the transportation business. Public sentl- jr.ent lias demanded .ami resolved from MO railroads throughout country tbe safest and roost improved mcnt and of operation. Mr. Miirtiu has shown hovjhc' improved equipment and safety.'appUitnces in uso today havcjmragbt about a'fie- creaso ia accidents wiiich-Ibcy were designed to prevent, but while have improved our enmpraent, improv- ed our roadbed, and given great at- tention to every machine and appli- ance that could lie devised to guard accidents, the stallslics of the casualties ot the railroads, show thnt we havn not the problem, there are whicli occur wltb nioralroi- loss regit- ianly and frequency properly called unavoidablej-'sach-as washouts, lamjicrlng' with rail-cad cciuiptncnt, etc., there arc However, a large majority of- injiiri'-a or -accidents that nra preventable'. In Order to overcome tills needless sacj-i- ncc many ot our railways have, start- ed, a safely educational movement. We hare on Hie Canadian National Ttatl.1 ways n safety In charge! of the Safety Engineer, which Is con- i (iiiclcii on somewhat the saine lines as 1 that mentioned by .Mr. Martio on Ihe! J. II. n. Tho results obtained have! been moat gratifying, rind stnndms the luree number of now employees and changes that have taken place in recent years we have been able to maintain a splendid acci- dent record. The securing of results In safety work is due to publicity !i, most part, ccluoatlon of men to the fact that It In bolter to take no I Hi.iTices Is the primary feature, and as soon as the employes can ho brought Io realize that non-chance tak- ia belter for tliemselvcs and for their families then there will iio a dc. crcnso In .iMiclenh. Jlr. lias rt-ferred to thn value Of niotton pictures and hullctins In MtMjr work-. In this connection I nilght iwy .we have bsillelins to Ito of considerable value but more S ir, V'C tho of motion picltircH. thoy have proven a most effectIvo imposing emnloyecs with their in acftdnnt provcnlfon.- This rsgard for human j-.-tfety Is ot courw, new an wo know It and as we are IryS fo it i, really cno of Product, of our civ in this country, and liiat the day not far distant irtiea the railways and all employers of labor will nnito with Uie people and pjiblic officials in re- ducing perils fo life and limb which lurk about' us on every hand, and Iu bringing about'tliis movement for the prevention of avoidable accidents, 1 think that the Ontario Safety League and similar- organizations will bo the big factor. Tbere Is extreme lai- ity among tho educational authorities in introducing -education- in ibe Bchbols to'asslst in the prevention of the loss of so mnny young lives Iu our cpunlry. the teachers are Is done. TKere coiild be ono-hair bour set aside for safety education in Oie classroom that is general safefv in Iho streets, homes, etc. .This type of education for the kindergarten classes would be! productive of great results. During lie cold weather when the hoods of niost cars are up. a great many the result, as "-the sight People having''de- fective h'earliijf'qr sigbt sho-iW'ntiver drive a car.- Tho'-pnlario Safety'bea.- gug migS; hare pamphlets dlsViih'uted with eaeli license to impress the dan; gers that .occur when" approachlng- raiiroad crbsEings. We have had many' accidents -lateh 'that have occurred owing .to'' -Bess and lack of captioa on jue of. tbe dri-ver Martin Iicen'e or pennrt to drive shoWd lie required foVeve'ry Hceuse could- hu .cancelled if the motorist showed himselC of "careful driving >ir, Jackson. Dora-. Express Co. Some time aso Mr. Macdonald general New 'McLaughHrTLight 'Six J_ .is atcrt .io 'every whim or _ jtlresponds speed, power on hills, qtiick acceleration and case of control'' ;the' ISIcw Light'Six is unrivalled! rThe. New -McLaughlin Light Six is powered.Avith the.famous 44-horse power. Six over-: head Owners'report' from 20 to''30 rnileVper' gallon and ifrom 8 to 12 thousarid miles on tjrea" LBTHBRIDGE MOTORS LTD. ELEVENTH STREET, SOUTH i Motor new as Model 15 Regular 15M Sjiecll ISDAce 10 Roadster All f.o.b. Factory orily ,eitra GRAY.DORT MOTOR, LIMITED ORAY-CAMPBELI., General Distributors Alberta HEAD. OFRCE: MOOSE JAW.i Branches: Edntoiifon.artii Graham Motor Co., Leibbridgc C. F, (Griffiths, (VJnk Rivfeir ;