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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 48 THE IETHERIDGE HERALD Wednesday, May 9, 1973- New rapid transit system TORONTO (CP) Officials of Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd. say a push-button rapid transit system they are working on for the Ontario government is the "most exciting thing" they've been involved in. The company is competing for a contract to build an ex- perimental, two-mile mass tran- sit line to run through the grounds of the Canadian Na- tional Exhibition by 1974. The CNE test is the forerun- ner of the government's pro- posed 56-mile network of ele- vated trains for Metropolitan Toronto which Premier William Davis announced last Novem- ber. He said the system could be launched in five years and largely completed within 10. Three companies were asked to submit proposals but The Ford Motor out of the government's SI.3 million scheme last month be- cause government stipulations would have required extensive modifications to its ex- perimental elevated passenger carrier. Hawker Siddeiey and the West German firm of Krauss- Maffei are the remaining two. Clifford Ditchfield. project manager of Hawker Siddeley. 59 per cent owned by the parent Hawker Siddeley group of Brit- ain, said in an interview that each electrically-propelled car will be driver less. HOLD 20 PASSENGEttS Cars will be air conditioned, will carry up to 20 passengers and go as fast as 45 miles an hour. They'll be able to move persons an hour along a single track compared with 000 hourly for the subway. "They'll not be much bigger than a said Mr. Dit- chfield, "and it will be possible to couple three cars together. We are also working on the de- sign of a vehicle for only six passengers and all types will be driverless." Tracks for the electric cars can be built into apartment and office blocks and shopping cen- tres. To beat the Canadian winter, the vehicles will be designed to take snow-plows. A special maintenance car will be made to grind ice off the track guide- ways and heating pads will be installed to remove ice from conductor rails. Company officials say that if it gets the contract, the cars will be made at its Canadian Car division in Thunder Bay where Toronto subway vehicles and GO Transit railway cars are built. Ths German company has not disclosed its plans but it has an experimental magnetic levita- tion machine capable of holding 12 passengers on a test track in Munich, it travels at a max- imum speed cf 65 miles an hour. A spokesman for the company said it is looking for Canadian partners in the hope of building its system in Canada, although test vehicles will probably have to be made in Germany. News censorship By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Foreign correspondents around the world face growing censorship problems in 1973. Last year, in many countries, correspondents were arrested or expelled. Others were threat- ened with arrest or expulsion or were denied entry visas. They encountered refusal of officials to provide facts. They were hampered by state control or censorship of the local press on which foreign correspondents depend for news tips and, some- times, background information. The annual Associated Press survey of the flow of news across international boundaries shows that formal censorship of news dispatches moving into and out of a country grew only slightly, most notably in the Philippines. But the survey also showed that the outlook for this year was not good. In the Philippines. President Ferdinand Marcos stopped a 25- year tradition of press freedom when he imposed martial law in September. Censorship of dis- patches of foreign correspond- ents was lifted after 41 days, but a set of vague guidelines re- mained. CENSORSHIP DENTED In Chile, the government told j foreign correspondents to send copies of their outgoing reports I to presidential office twice a day- The government said this was net censorship. Most of the informal censor- ship, some! imes enforced through intimidation, occurred hi developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their reasoning: It's a way of protecting their image in the outside world. The International Press In- stitute concluded that the United States, where press free- dom is embedded in the con- stitution, also lost some press freedom, although this was more apparent internally than on outgoing stories of foreign correspondents. The institute reported that the U.S. government "in various guises is attempting to chip away at press freedom through the courts and by threats of court action." A glance at the situation by countries: ASIA Imposition of martial law In the Philippines resulted in the banning of reports from abroad critical of the country, tem- porary censorship of outgoing dispatches, the suspension of about 10 major daily news- papers and 20 radio and tele- vision stations and the arrest without charges of 23 journal- ists. Land stolen continued from Page 45 to chip away at the Sioux lands. From a domain in. t once cov- ered 130 million acres in seven states, the Sioux are left today with 6.9 million acres. The Sioux cause is still being argued in the courts and before the Indian Claims Commission, established by Congress in 1946 to hear Indian grievances. Within recent years the com- mission affirmed Sioux title to their former hunting grounds along the Missouri.River, about 43 million acres, and another seven million acres of Black Hilln country, originally part of the great reservation. This does not mean the In- dians wi'l get their land back. The most they can hope for is some compensation, if their rlaim is sustained through ap- and if a price can be fixed based on values at the time the land was lost. In 1969 and 1970 the value of the Black Hills area was argued in court. The Sioux claimed it was worth about million in 1877 value. The government said million. The Home- stake mine, located on the land in question, by that time had produced an estimated bil- lion in gold. In 1971 the Indian Claims Commission hsard arguments on the value of the former hunt- ing grounds along the Missouri River. The Sioux claimed million, the government mil- lion. The Indians still await deci- j sions from the commission on j the value question and appeals I to the Court of Claims. The gov- i ernment is asking that the case be dismissed on technicalities. Other presidents continued from Page 47 tice department and became the official administration fixer. Another presidential pal, Gas- ton Means, served as adminis- tration bootlegger during those prohibition days. Means later admitted that he had received bribes of more than million from the rum-runners and claimed he turned it over to Smith. Smith wasn't around to de- fend himself as he committed suicide when earlier scandals became known. When the Teapot Dome scan- dal was exposed by the St. Louis Dispatch, Interior Sccrc- tary Albert B. Fall was sent to i jail for taking for the lease. When Harry Truman was president, Nixon was a major spokesman against favors to convicted criminals and the "five per centers" who for that bribe persuaded the department of justice to refrain from prose- cuting various "influence ped- lars." The Democrats lost the 1952 election to Gen. Dwight Eisen- hower, who was soon immersed in his own scandals about Sher- man Adams, his top aide, who accepted expensive gifts from Bernard Goldfinc, a wheeler and dealer, and had to resign. Morning tvorkout Trainer Mary Bennett (right) keeps eye on exercise 'boy taking one of her charges for a morning gallop at Lansdowne Park where some 500 thoroughbreds are under training for the April 25 opening of a new race season at Exhibition Park in Vancouver. The trainers re- port that high feed prices and rising wage levels are in- flating the cost of training and owning a race horse. SIMPSONS A Q TO Ocdio GASOLINE EVERYDAY LOW PRICE Regular Premium V V Gal. Use Your Simpsons-Sears Charqs SIMPSONS Craftsman 20" gas mower. The weekend worksaver. 5 Craftsman iectric mower with nt start Craftsman 'Eager 1' Craftsman electric Reg. Reg. hefty "0-cu. in. Craftsman 'Eager V gas engine makes this mower a real worksaver. ft starts In B snap. Takes straight gas no fuel mixing for you. Engine speed adjusts automatically to workload. Cuts a slick 20" swath and discharges grass through side chute for easy pick-up. 7" wheels with heignt adjusters (or 5 different cutting heights. 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