Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
The LethbrMgt HmM November 1973 Automakers offer something new TORONTO If you're a car you have probably been confronted with the wide array of options and gimmicks being offered in 1974 models. A see-through automatic heated driving pulse windshield wipers and a whirl of other ex- tras can be added to new cars. Some feature a collection of sensor lights that tell you when your oil is lamps are burned windshield or battery fluid needs refilling. The odds are you're in the market for a compact or sub- compact car. About half the 1974 cars being sold will be of the small-car auto manufacturers estimate. They're cheaper than larger models of and con- sume less gasoline at a time of' sparing fuel prices and pos- sible rationing. Manufacturers are also dis- covering that the small-car switch has created a rising de- mand for luxury attach- ments. The bigger the the more exotic the options. HEADLIGHTS AUTOMATED General Motors and Ford offer lighted vanity mirrors on the sun visor in some mod- els. Both have automatic con- trols that turn headlights on or depending on daylight con- ditions. The fights can also be left on to illuminate your path from the then turn off automatically after a short while. An option in Ford's 1974 Thunderbird is an elec- trically operated It can be opened for a clear view of the sky or kept closed from the wind. Volvo has a heated driving seat. Electrical elements in the seat cushion and backrest switch on when the tempera- ture is below 57 degrees and turn off automatically when the seat heats to 79 degrees. A few major changes have been made in the 1974 cars. have in- creased and are likely to go up again early in the new year. ALL MODELS UP GM's suggested retail prices range from a low for the Chevrolet Vega of an increase of over to a high of for the Cadillac Fleetwood up Ford's Pinto has gone up to and the Con- tinental Mark IV to largest foreign im- port seller with 5.2 per cent of the Canadian car has raised its Corolla 1200 model to and its top- priced Mark II station wagon to Most manufacturers have included sensor lights to warn the driver of such things as high engine low oil or burned-out lamps. Toyota combines 11 such functions in a panel of warn- ing lights built cockpit-like into the roof of its Corona 2000 hardtop model as standard equipment. Its signals in- clude low fluid level in wind- shiteld battery and radiator as well as brake lin- ing wear. PEDALS ADJUSTABLE GM has an audible sensor for worn-down front disc brakes and its medium-and full-size cars have ball joint wear indicators. Large-size Pontiacs feature adjustable brake and gas pedals that sw- ing four inches to fit short and tall drivers. Chrysler's Dodge Monaco has a pull-out storage bin built into the driver's side door. Other models have a coin bolder built into the door of the glove compartment. Most small cars offer fully- carpeted rally color-keyed wheel covers and even leather- wrapped steering wheel rims. On bigger you can get a pulse windshield wiper for delayed-action wipes of up to 10 seconds when there is a light rain or mist. Adjustable steering wheels can be tilted up or down or moved forward and backward. Rear-view out- side mirrors on the right side of the car are another option. AND MANY MORE American Motors has a standard soft-feel flexible rub- ber steering wheel and im- proved stereo multiplex radio as an option. Here are a few other extras you can toy liquid-type auto com- pass in some GM automatic trunk re- lease with the control button inside the glove compartment of larger GM Wiper mounted windshield jets that require less bluid because there is less delfection at high gold-plated film for quick electric rear-window defrosting in Ford's Continen- tal Mark control buttons on steering wheels of some Ford Models and a radio that picks up the clearest beam or moves automatically from station to station until you get the one you -A digital upholstery in some Fords that has the ap- pearance and feel of velvet. General Motors has sepa- rate keys for the ignition and door lock to complicate the ef- forts of professional thieves who have been able to make ignition keys by removing door lock cylinders. Anti-theft alarm systems in large North American models activate the horn and exterior lights when the security of the vehicle is violated. POWDER PERFECTED The United States Depart- ment of Agriculture has turn- ed out a powder that is 90 per cent protein from alfalfa juice in a test plant in California. Options of all sorts Sears Saves4O For 3 days only our famous Kenmore Ftowenriate beater- bar brush is at its fowest price in Now that's one way to beat the high cost of living This versatile workhorse is the most complete home cleaner you can buy. It's like owning an upright and a canister all in one. The with its revolving motorized beater-bar and com- bines with the tremendous suction you only get from a to beat and sweep up dirt from any kind of carpel. Deep-cleans and most shag carpets. Slides easily under low furn- too. And when you're finished with the simply detach the Powermate and use tion canister to clean upholstery and drapes Features automatic cord 20-fL cord. Ride-along tool caddy with 4 tools. this is Sears best value Available from coast to coast in Canada through all Simpsons-Sears stores and selected catalogue sales this very special offer is the sincerest effort Simpsons-Sears can make to bring you merchandise that combines fine quality with the lowest possible price Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you Ihe finest guarantee tAtfffiwtfoo of i and frM dtfrvery STORE Open Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 Options of all sorts are available on 1974 cars. Picture at left shows an electronic fault-detection sys- tem known as for Electro Sensor being installed on the 1974 Toyota Corona Hardtop SR. It tells the driver when any one of 11 mechanical funct- ions is faulty. At right is a storage bin available from Dodge. University students may study in Europe OTTAWA Universi- ty students may soon be able to study in Europe without the usual red tape of having to transfer course credits obtain- ed at foreign schools to Cana- dian universities. Dr. Berhd a professor at University of Ot- wants to set up a Cana- dian University in Europe As part of his cam- paign he has been canvassing presidents and deans of un- iversities across the country with information about it. Reaction to his mail cam- paign will determine whether his brainchild gets beyond the embryo stage. Dr. Maurach has already done some solid groundwork. Through his efforts a universi- ty in West has agreed to turn over one of its buildings to accommodate a Canadian university in Europe. Kassel is an ideal location for a Canadian said Dr. Maurach. It is centrally offers reasonably priced accom- good trans- portation and abundant cultural diversions. HAD SUMMER SCHOOL A summer school program involving 16 Canadian univer- held in Kassel this has convinced Dr. Maurach that an extension un- iversity there has a good chance of success. The CUE would not be a de- gree-granting institution. It would simply provide space to Canadian universities interested in offering some of their courses in Europe. If reaction to the idea is he said the university could open as early as next September. About 300 students probably could be accommodated the first he said. BACK BY DEMAND THE ROGERS CHRISTMAS RECIPES I Rogers I Fruitcake cup butter or margarine cup brown sugar ROGERS' GOLDEN SYRUP 3 well-beaten eggs cup ground almonds Vz.cup chopped almonds 6 tbsp. orange juice cup chopped dark raisins '7i cup chopped light raisins cup chopped glace fruit 2 cups all-purpose flour tsp. soda 1 tsp. cinnamon tsp. allspice tsp. mace tsp. cloves The day before sprinkle chopped fruit with 4 tablespoons of the fruit juice. Leave juice to soak into fruit. Preheat oven to Cream butter and sugar. Beat in syrup and eggs. Sprinkle fruit with ground al- monds. Sift soda and spices. Sprinkle fruit with enough spiced flour to make a dry mixture you can handle with your fingers. Add spiced flour to butter mix- ture alternately with 2 tablespoons fruit juice. in floured fruit chopped almonds. Bake about hours in a six-Inch pan to 3 inches deep sized Christmas cake Line pan with several layers of greased brown paper or with foil. Fasten a jacket of brown card- board or newspaper around pan to help cake bake evenly. Divinity Fudge cups granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla cup ROGERS' GOLDEN Few drops almond extract SYRUP Vt cup chopped or cup hot water preserved ginger 2 egg stiffly beaten Boil Rogers' and water to 234- or until mixture forms soft ball when tested in cold water. Beating pour this hot syrup overstiff egg blend well. Return remaining syrup to heat and boil to hard ball stage Slowly pour over egg whites. Beat well and when thickening add nuts or ginger. Pour into greased pan to harden. ROGERS' GOLDEN SYRUP helps baking.stay fresh turns out extra-moist cakes and squares. Use it for more flavorful results in any recipe that calls for corn syrup. For a free ROGERS' RECIPE BOOK B.C. SUGAR REFINING CO. LTD.. P.O. Box B.C. V6B 3V2.