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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBKIDGE HERALD P' enough to be filled with water which will caver tiic cut. the U'e? regularly. If an artificial free is used make sure it is flameproof. sure the Ircc holder or, puri-lKiKd he sure the plugs, Some decorations deadly Cliistmas decorations can bo as deadly as they are attrac- tive. Lethbridge Fire Inspector Doug Kometz and Herald re- porter Lai-ry Bennett spent the first days of the week shopping artificial Christmas trees, 11L 1------------ _ pieces with real candles in tbs centre, set ir plastic bowls. All of the decorations appear to be constructed of a similar type of plastic, which when ex- "Detail electrical wiring j Beth ojpanialicn, test of (L decorative lights for mmhano.s.- cr minimum fravcd areas which might salcly standards. create a short circuit. Insiiect nicck r.'l of the Irnwhokl all ligV.t sockets fcr damage. r.nd the "in line fuses i I' new decorative lights are all in.sido ami outside decora- live liehtirs. If too many lights are con- ireded to one 'cutlet a fuse may blow If this happens, remove Kume (if Ihs lights and replace thu fuse with or.e of Ihs same amperage. Do not use a heayi- rr (iu.v fiue an overload in lands of tolly, wreaths of to the siyrofoam centra of the tic holly, and plastic centre-1 arrangement. for hgl s and decoration Fire Inspector Kometz said all artificial trees sold by the major Lethbrioge sto.-es and marked as flam eprcrf or i flame retardent would not sustain combustion if ignited. One major store has a plastic tree on sale which is not flame- proofed, but the store recom- mends electric string lights not be attached to the tree. Artificial Christmas trees on sale in Lethbridge range in price from to and are constructed of plastic and wire with wooden trunks. All of the electric tree lights posed .c readily melts The heat from Ite molten i lhr, and a fire within a plastic ignites the styrofoam KlM result, irei speeds the melting of thj: Do nc; ,lsa on non- which then adds j plastic trees they may iRinle Ui3 plastic and when exposed to direct flame, bums and drips burn- ing, molten plastic violently. A test made by Inspector Kometz and The Herald reveal- ed the centre piece would readily ignite if the candle were allowed to burn below the level of lire plastic tolly or plant leaves and blossoms. Once the leaves of the centre- piece have been ignited, the burning, molten plastic drips candle wax, o the fuel. The bottom bowl soon becomes a examined had (Underwriter's either a UL Laboratories) CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approval attached to the cords near the plug end. All of the tree ornaments ex- amined were adequately fire- proofed. Some household decorations, however, could be hazardous if unwisely or carelessly used. Of particular concern among tha decorations are plastic gar- of Hie plastic j lights on all lake nu-tal trees a short circuit could electrify tha entire tree. Avoid using an open flame or lighted, unattended real can- dics for decoration. Mate certain all decorations ?re flameproofed or fire re- tardent. Do not use dacorations jurning molten plasiic and wax and ignites the bowl. The entire flaming molten mess finally spreads ovf- a large area, burns vigor- ously and is very hard to ex- tinsuiEft- j uiuicin.. It took less than 15 minutes of which you are unsure of this variety could Christmas Seals drive al 50 per cent The Kinsmen TB Christmas Seal campaign is over the half way mark, with contributions totalling Tuesday's donations of pushed the total contributions to 50 per ceni of the ob- jective. J11L1C used for decoration and til: candle should not be lighted. been tested, and not just some small part of it. Before, during and after if ea mdle burns unchecked, fire results. -Walter Kerber Photos LADIES' AUXILIARY TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Bake Sale and Delicatessen Saturday, November 27th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MEMORIAL HALL Come ond bring a friend No admission chargt COMMUNITY COLLEGE Can Offer You G AND ADULT UPGRADING COURSES BASIC ENGLISH FOR NEW CANADIANS BUSINESS COURSES (Accounting, Typing, Data Processing, Receptionist Training, COURSES (Basic Offset Lithogra- phy Challenge for Charm, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, Golf Instruction, Sewing, Aulomolives for the Ladies, Welding.) Theie ond many otheri are being p.anned. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: THE SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHONE 327-7141 s ft i n FURNITURE LTD We would like to thank our many cus- tomers and friends for helping us make our 8th Anniversary Sale the biggest and best yet at Tomorrow's Furniture Ltd. To show our ap- preciation for your fine patronage we are continuing our sale for 3 More Days. Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday only. GORDON ond ROY 3 THURS., FRI. NOVEMBER OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. GORDON BOWDEN ROY BRUMMOND 1972 SHOWING CONTINUES ELECTROHOMB STEREO HI-FI WITH THE DIFFERENCE "The Crescendo Presents a new perspcctinn for Contemporary styl- ing in Stereo. It combines the 125 watt Maestro chassis ond n dual 1210 Turntable and has Electro- home's own Philharmonic Ceramic cartridge. Deil- crafl cabinet ,s in Walnut, Natural Walnut ar Hickory. 712 is in fact a com- o man u tne is m i e stereo entertainment centre with AM-rM-FM eo tuners, BSR deluxe mini-changer and 8- k tape player. All this in a compact area, hid- discretely under a smoked glass bubble and set upon a spun aluminum sicm. Although you can. not sec it here, except for Ins 8-track slot on the control panel the 712 is identical in appearance to the 711. 2-W high compliance full range speakers in separate enclosures. 21" diameter, 32" high. "The Kesroiek' Everything is correct in llns conlon-por, ary creation by Electrohome engineers and designers. Correct in its fine hand-rubbed finish. Correct in its re- strained balance of lines. And correct in its unchallenged color performance. Deilcraft cabinet in Natural Walnut. 33" wide, 18" deep, 30" high. This is your last opportunity to ttike advantage of our tremendous savings on all our fine quality furniture, appli- ances, and carpeting. f Or V ou r FU i o FURNITURE LTD, ;