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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 28, 1973 FRED DAVIS IS RIGHT -NEW TAX FORM EASY Still nil smiles Smiling through som difficult momenls, L. Pa rick Gray III has been 1h target of sharp questionin during Senate hearings o his nomination as FBI c rector. Interest centered o the FBI's role in invest gating the break-in at the Democrats' Watergate head quarters and on Gray's own speechmaking during the presiclenfiiil campaign. plans new regulations OTTAWA (CP) The federal transport department is seeking regulations to govern brake sys- tems on trucks, tractor units and school buses. The regulations will not be ready before late 1974, a depart- ment spokesman said Wednes- day. There now are no federal regulations on the subject The storlcomings of truck braking systems has come un- der close scrutiny recently from experts in both Canada and the U.S. Regulations requiring an anti- wheel-lock device will become effective in the U.S. in Septem- ber, 1974. Similar regulations governing hydraulic braking eystems, used mostly on smaller commercial vehicles, have been delayed until Sep- tember, 1075, due to pressure from truck manufacturers, the transport spokesman said. Canadian authorities will study U.S. research on the sub- ject before they forward their recommendations to the minis- ter of transport. Canadian standards likely will be patterned on the U.S. regu: lations. Election clay pay ruling reserved BURNABY, B.C. (CP) Provincial Judge Lawrence Goulet reserved decision until May 14 in the trial of Cana- dian Freigbtways, Ltd., ol Cal- gary, charged with deducting wages from employees for lime taken to vote in the Aug. 30 B.C. election. The company pleaded not guilty (o the charge, laid on an information sworn liy Theodore Robert More of Vancouver, a truck driver employed by the company. He is also a shop steward of Local 31 of the Teamsters' Joint Council. He claimed he is one of nine employees from whose pay cheques deductions were made because they look lime off on election (lay, Aug. .10, (o vote in B.C. under provisions of the B.C. Elections Act. Tne act provides that em- ployers shall allow four hours off for employees to vote in the B.C. elections. Leonard Huyscr of Calgary, president and managing direc- tor of the company, said the firm was a common carrier operating in and between Al- berta, B.C., The Yukon, the western portion of the North West Terriloritb, Alaska and Montana. By TOM MITCHELL OTTAWA (CP) Tele- vision personality Fred Davis probably hadn't Ivied Ills own income tax torm before ad- vertising, on behalf of the revenue department, that easier than it looks" "Us year. But personally, following the usual annual wrestle, it doesn't seem to be any harder. At least not for a reporter whose income is entirely in salary, who didn't sell off nn old emerald that liad been a family heirloom for 75 years mid who wasn't in- volved in a spate of buying or selling on tbe slock market. H look almost exactly the same 80 minutes tliis time as it did a year ago. That included the usual pre- g a m e r through drawers to find the form, the T-4 earnings slip, the property tax receipt, scratch paper, a pen that worked and a latter a bribe for the three- year-old to stay out of the work area. A knowledge ot mathemat- ics would have whittled a big slice off the total time. PERCENTAGE PROBLEM Percentages for anything but figures such as strain this reporter's arithmelic abilities. Sample: "Let's see, 27 per cenl ot Well, forgel Ihe 7G cents. That won't be worth worrying about. "If it was 27 per cent of on even it would bo Nope, too small. 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