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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Plan Tougher Penalties For Erring Drivers By SCOTT BUTTON Canadian Press Staff Writer Aylmer is a quiet, tobacco-farming community in southwestern Ontario, with 4,438 residents. Imagine the shock and grief that would arise if this typical Canadian rural community were wiped out by an earth- quake or some other disaster. About the same number of Canadians are killed in traffic accidents each year. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates that all 10 provinces are concerned, and are taking steps to reduce the highway toll. Some of these steps are: -Removal of old or mechanically unsound cars from the road; -Driver education programs; -Tougher laws for drinking drivers; -Improving the quality of roads; -Stiffer penalties for poor Study Shows Viet Cong Planned Mass Killings SAIGON (AP) - A research study says the mass killing of citizens of Hue, South Vietnam, by Communist-led troops in an 1968 offensive was planned and systematic, rather than random slaughter. The study, report says the killing occurred in three stages during a 26-day battle for Hue, starting with the elimination of persons on a blacklist and ending in efforts by the retreating troops to 'leave no witnesses. University Gets Grant OTTAWA (CP) - The University of Alberta in Edmonton has been awarded $700,000 to establish an institute of earth and planetary physics, the National Research Council announced Thursday. The grant, made available through NRC's program to develop new or interdisciplinary research centres, will be given to the institute in instalments over the next four years. Studies to be conducted in the new institute will be used in exploration of the inner earth, continental drift, mineral exploration, weather, and various atmospheric experiments of the northern lights, magnetic storms and solar disturbances. Dr. J. A. Jacobs, director of the institute, said that man cannot hope to control the biological causes of such things as global pollution unless he understands the physics of the situation. He expects that the institute's findings will contribute to that understanding. WORKERS GET RIGHTS ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Parliament passed a bill Thursday guaranteeing freedom and individual dignity to work ers. The new law will protect arid assure them the right to hold union meetings in their factories outside working hours. At International Harvester dealers, we are meeting the Import tractor price* this way. HERE'S WHAT YOU GETi INTERNATIONAL 624 TRACTOR point hitch, calcium chloride, 55485 F.O.B. lefhbrldge 53.5 h.p., complete with 3 antifreeze, wheel weights, IPTO at the SPECIAL PRICE OP ........ THIS INCLUDES: 1. A brand new tractor completely equipped 2. Full manufacturer's warranty 3. Complete dealer service, before and after delivery 4. Waiver of Finance to November 1, 1970 5. Guaranteed parts service 6. We will take trades Don't be mislead by recent statements that tractor prices in general are higher in Canada than in the country of manufacture. You don't need to buy a tractor from someone you don't know-we're here to serve you. International Harvester Sales & Service 304 Stafford Drive, Lethbridge Phone 327-3125 These findings are reported by Douglas Pike, a United States government political analyst and author who is widely regarded as a top Western expert on the Viet Cong guerrillas. His report, titled The Viet Cong Strategy of Terror, says evidence indicates that virtually all known victims of the bloodbath were slain by some ISO local Viet Cong, rather than North Vietnamese troops. He says it is not known where the execution orders originated. Pike says 2,810 bodies have been exhumed from the series of mass and single graves at nearly 20 locations south and southeast of the old imperial capital. In addition, 1,946 persons are listed as missing. "Virtually no Communist killing was due to rage, frustration or panic during the Communist withdrawal at the end, Pike writes. 'Quite the contrary, to trace back any single killing is to discover that almost without exception it was the result of a decision rational and justifiable in the Communist mind.. In fact, most killings were, from the Communist calculation, imperative. Lebanon Ambassador Raps Canada OTTAWA (CP) - Ambassador Alif Gebara of Lebanon has criticized the lack of any official Canadian expression of sympathy or concern about this week's attack on Lebanon by Israel. In a news release issued today by the Lebanese embassy, Ambassador Gebara said Canada has chosen "to ignore an unprovoked attack upon a United Nations member country," despite expressions of concern over "many less important incidents in the Middle East conflict." Canada's attitude could "reflect unfavorably" upon relations between Canada and Lebanon, he said. The release referred briefly to this week's visit to Canada by Israel's foreign minister, Abba Eban, who said the attack on Lebanon was "legitimate and necessary." Ambassador Gebara said undefended villages were attacked by aircraft, artillery and armor and homes blown up. or irresponsible drivers. Most provinces are using all of these methods and others, the province-by-province survey in western Canada shows. MANITOBA A total of 172 deaths came in 1969, 27 fewer than in 1968 and 36 less than the record set in 1966. Thirteen deaths occurred in the first two months of this year, two more than a year ago. Car registration is expected to surpass last year's 298,016 total, and the department of transportation is distributing 1,000,000 wallet-size cards explaining penalties for breaking highway laws. The greater Winnipeg Safety Council last year graduated 9,605 drivers from an eight-hour course on how to avoid accidents-the largest number of drivers in an similar course in Canada, it claims. SASKATCHEWAN A total of 177 fatalities occurred on the province's highways last year, compared with 211 in 1968. Car registrations apparently are remaining about the same this year as last. The legislature in April passed tougher laws for drinking drivers. Suspensions of three years will be given to those convicted for a third time of dangerous or impaired driving. ALBERTA A record 434 traffic deaths took place in 1969, 34 more than the previous year. And a 20-per-cent increase in traffic deaths has been registered so far this year. To help combat the rising death toll and increasing number of cars on the road, the province introduced demerit points March 31. Drivers accumulating IS points will have their licences suspended. BRITISH COLUMBIA Highway accidents took 542 lives in 1969, compared with a record 573 the previous year. Through the first three months of this year, the number of death rose to 97 from 64 a year ago. Registration of can has increased this year to 852,468 from 798,358 a year ago. The demerit system also is practised in this province, and when a driver reaches nine Elints he has the option of a cence suspension or taking a defensive-driving course. Senior drivers-those 70 or older-must be re-examined by a driving inspector every two years and must have a doctor's certificate. Since Jan. 1 it has been illegal to drive without liability or personal insurance. Proclamation is being awaited for legislation passed in 1967 that would require those 16 or 17 years of age to take driver training before seeking a licence. Ottawa Still Paying For Indian Health Care TOP BOOKIE QUITS LONDON (AP) - William Hill, 67, one of the world's richest bookies, announced his retirement Wednesday as chairman of Holders Investment Trust. The company had a betting turnover of �60,000,000 ($156,000,000) last year. Hill began his book making career in the 1920s. IMPORTANT NOTICE Persons NOT BORN in Canada NOW REQUIRE A CERTIFICATE OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP TO OBTAIN A CANADIAN PASSPORT Give full particulars, including place of Birth and length of Residence In Canada to: The Court Of Canadian Citizenship 309 7th Ave. S.W., CALGARY Phone 262-7737 DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE CALGARY (CP) - The fed-eral government will continue to pay for Indian health care in Alberta, says Health Minister James Henderson. He told a news conference Ottawa had said it intended to transfer the responsibility to che province but confirmed in a letter Wednesday it will continue to pay U.e bill. But Ottawa will refuse to pay for mental health services for native people, which it had refused to do since last year. Mr. Henderson said new regulations covering hospital and medical care coverage will go before the cabinet Tuesday. He said premiums of $69 for a single person and $138 for a family, effective July 1, will cover less than 20 per cent of the cost of Alberta's health care insurance program. Mr. Henderson said the public will soon become concerned over the hidden costs of health care, as it has become aroused over rocketing education costs, Both had doubled in five years, The health minister said a lack of priorities has forced Calgary into a crash pollution-control program. Calgary had been lulled into a false sense of security about pollution by sewage in the Bow River because the river's flow had been stabilized by hydro dams. It was a lack of stabilization that made Edmonton aware of the pollution problem.  "Calgary was somewhat slow to realize that secondary treatment (of sewage) was necessary." iatwday, May IS, 1*70 - THI UTHBRIDOI HltAlD - 19 Generator-Wheat Swap Is 3rd Saskatchewan Deal RECINA (CP) - Saskatchewan Power Corporation has completed a transaction with Japanese interests that includes the purchase of 3,000,000 bushels of wheat, Premier Ross Thatcher announced here. The wheat is the total payment for a turbo - generator worth about $4,250,000 destined for Boundary Dam power station at Estevan, in the province's southeast corner. Tenders for the 150-megawatt generator have been awarded to Marubeni  Iida (Canada) Ltd. of Vancouver. The firm represents Hitachi Limited, a big manufacturer of electric a 1 equipment in Japan. Mr. Thatcher said in a statement Marubeni has agreed to take the wheat "as a condition of the contract. We will ask and insist that the Canadian Wheat Board make possible the delivery of Saskatchewan wheat on the deal." Purchase of the wheat is to take place between July 1,1970, and December 31, 1971. Tenders on the generator were received from firms in Canada, Britain, Switzerland and Japan and Marubeni was the lowest bidder. The wheat exchange arrangement is the third of its kind that the Saskatchewan government has completed in the last 12 months. Saskatchewan Power Corporation is a Crown corporation. Mr. Thatcher said that In the three sales, no price  cutting has been involved. He said ha was disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm for such arrangements expressed by the wheat board and federal government. YIELD HIGHER The average farmer In the United States produces seven times as much for each hour of work as he did 50 years ago. l^inylanJ., Iffjeredith ^niurancej aCtd. INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7th STREET SOUTH MINIMUM $10,000 THIS YEAR TO DO YOUR JOB An authorized dealership will be placed In the hands of one man in your area. His job will be to work with prospective clients. At our expense we will supply a factory representative to train and work with you for the first year. Necessary requirements: Married man between 23 and 50 years old. Experience in construction, sales or business field an asset. Required investment $3,000, however, finances are secondary to sincerity and ability to follow directions. For application and additional information, contact- P.O. Box 519, EDMONTON, ALBERTA 11 VICIOUS CIRCLE When someone stops advertising, someone stops buying. When someone stops buying, someone stops selling. When someone stops selling, someone stops making. When someone stops making, someone stops earning. When someone stops earning, someone stops buying. Don't Get Caught In This Circle Advertise Regularly In The Uthbrtdge Herald "SERVING AND SELLING THE SOUTH" Phone 328-4411 ;