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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I-THE LETHBRIDQE Wcdnwdiy, Octobtr 2, 1974 Ontario checks home wiring Women jurors centre of court challenge to see if it's fire hazard OTTAWA (CP) Ontario Hydro has set up a special group to investigate whether aluminum wiring now used in many Ontario homes throughout the is a fire hazard. The action follows dis- closure by scientists that aluminum wiring will not make a lasting safe connec- tion with wall outlets now used. The faulty connection 1 of the 5 WEEK SAII Unico Products 0 46V jC 2 orf pluc deposit 00 O'or I _ Cigarettes A7S J King or Regulur, Canadian carton V 3 Specials only while quantities last. j I i 'ft _ Green's Pop Shop Ltd. 546 13th St. N. Phone 328-6177 546-13th St. N. Phone 328-6177 I can cause overheating and possibly fires. The investigating group was set up secretly because, in the words of one Ontario Hydro official: "We don't want to get the public uptight until we have the basic facts." Another official, Keith Bel' lamy, Ontario Hydro's chief inspector, said Tuesday the group has just begun its investigation and has no fin- dings yet. However, its report would be ready within months and made public. Mr. Bellamy would not iden- tify its members but another source said the group is made up of representatives from the aluminum-wiring industry and electrical products manufac- turers, but has no members from consumer-protection bodies Mr. Bellamy said safety ex- perts "just don't know" whether loose aluminum wir- ing fittings are likely to start house fires. He said authorities have no evidence that aluminum wir- ing has been a cause of house fires, but added that there are apparent electrical and metallurgical shortcomings with the present method of fitting the wiring to wall out- lets. Bob Jerabek, an Ottawa sci- entist who has investigated the problem, said aluminum wiring has only been installed widely in homes in the last four or five years. EDMONTON (CP) An Alberta Supreme Court judge has ruled against a defence lawyer who challenged a pan- el of 108 prospective jurors because there were not as many women as men on the panel. Lawyer Burke Barker made the challenge during the trial of four men charged with for- cibly seizing two teen-agers. Mr. Barker told the court that under section '558 of the Criminal Code he or the prosecutor "may challenge the array of petit jurors only on the ground of partiality, FIELDS 3 DAY SALE MEN'S FIRST QUALITY TWILL CASUALS by iG.W.G. If you like style, rugge.d quality name brand jeans, then this is a value you won't want to miss. Tough boot style, 50% polyester, 50% cotton. Perma press finish. Discontinued lines. Colors: beige, bronze, olive. Sizes 28 to 34. Mfg. Sugg. Retail was 12.95 SPECIAL TOP MAKER CLEARANCE LADIES' PANT SUITS Be fashion wise with these Famous Makers: Penny Lou. Stage Seven, Miss A great selection of top styles, colors, and fabrics to choose from. Sizes S.M.L and 38 to 44. ftj. 21.98 to 34.00......... SPECIAl LAMES'AND TEENS'SWEATERS A terrific selection of vests, long and short sleeve pullovers m a great array of patterns, colors and styles Sizes S M.L Values to 9.98.............. SPECIAL 316-6thSt.South raiENDS'NNEIGHBOURS lie: Thurs., Fri., Sat., Oct. 3-4-5 White QuantitiMLMfl MASTER CHARGE 70 Slam B.C., Wtwrti HELD fraud of wilful misconduct on the part of the sheriff or his deputies by whom the panel was returned." He told Mr. Justice David McDonald that he'was making the challenge on the ground of partiality and called Sheriff Mike Funduk to the witness stand. Mr. Funduk testified that the names which are pulled out of the jury box are selected at random from a city directory. Under the Jury Act it'was required to have, in addition to the names, the address and occupation of the people. The directory had the three requirements the sheriff needed. Sheriff Funduk said the names are taken from the directory without regard to sex but added that there were more men's names listed with occupations than women's in the directory. "This panel contains only 19 women and I suggest it would be wrong" to force a jury selection from a panel that doesn't have an even number of women, Mr. Barker said. The lawyer said that in this day it would be wrong to assume that women have no place in the administration of justice. The discrepancy in the number of women was quite substantial and the directory was used because it contained occupations. Mr. Funduk "has been driven by this need to the use of the directory." Crown prosecutor Mike Stevens-Guille said that in his opinion the ground of partiali- ty was ruled out as the sheriff had testified that he selects the panel without regard to SGX In handing down his decison, Mr. Justice McDonald said sex wasn't the only basis for differentiation of human beings and although there may be partiality in the direc- tory he wasn't aware of it. The judge said that it may be that the sheriff ought to review his procedure in mak- ing his list but was not certain this should be done or what the results would be and that in the absence of theory and practicality it wasn't proper for him, as a judge, to utter generalities. Mr. Justice McDonald said he found the sheriff had not been partial in his selection and the challenge fails. Trudeau sees Alberta-Ottawa energy accord OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau, expressed optim- ism Tuesday that agreement will be reached with Alberta on sharing of revenue from petroleum resources. The prime minister told a news conference he agreed ex- ploration and development of new petroleum reserves had been discouraged by the dispute between the two governments. But he added he had corresponded with Premier Peter Lougheed since the federal election and there had been several meetmgs.between ministers and officials of the two levels of governments. "I think they are finding an out to the Mr. Trudeau said. Earlier this year, Alberta increased royalties on oil and gas produced in the province and the federal government in- troduced measures to prevent oil companies from deducting royalties paid to the provinces for income tax purposes. Oil companies complained that as a result of the measures, royalty payments and corporation taxes were approaching 100- per-cent 'of their revenues. Negotiators for both sides earlier said they were "cautiously optimistic" agreement might be reached. The prime minister said government plans to set up a na- tional petroleum corporation and to set royalties for oil and gas produced on Indian lands were other measures designed to en- courage exploration The government confirmed in the throne speech Monday it in- tended to re-introduce a bill setting up Petro-Canada. Officials have said the Crown corporation will be mainly interested in ex- ploration and development. The speech also said there will be legislation this session to provide for.royalty rates for oil and gas on Indian reserves com- parable to those charged by oil-producing provinces. Major oil spill The oil tanker Golden Robin remains tied up amid a sea of bunker oil at a Dalhousie, N.B. terminal. About barrels of thick tarry oil are believed to have escaped and spread five miles into the Bay of Chaleur. The tanker went aground slicing her hull. LEGION MEMBERS CLUB CURLING Important organization Family Club Curling Meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. at 8 p.m. Place: VIMY LOUNGE PLEASE ATTEND! Quebec set to invest in Alberta QUEBEC (CP) Negotiations are being held to explore different methods of co-operation' between Alberta and Quebec in the field of resource development, Quebec's minister without portfolio responsible for planning and development said Tuesday. Bernard Lachapelle told delegates to a convention of the Society of Plastic In- dustries of Canada that Quebec is prepared to invest in the development of Alber- ta's oil sands if that province aided Quebec's petrochemical industry. He said Alberta needs the capital to develop its vast resources while Quebec has an industrial base with access to large markets.. However, the minister said the negotiations were still in the preliminary stage. He later told a news conference that any possible co-operation was a matter that concerned only the provinces and not the federal government "Natural resources are un- der the exclusive jurisdiction of the provinces and I do not see why Alberta and Quebec cannot conclude direct agreements in this field." Mr. Lachapelle said negotiations began in August with the visit to Alberta of Guy Saint-Pierre. Quebec minister of industry and com- merce. Since that time, he said, negotiations have been con- tinuing He said he hoped concrete results would emerge by spring INTAKE DECREASES Leaves change color in the Call doe to a decline in the in- take of chlorophyll. sunburst ceramics limited A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Beginning this week, SUNBURST CERAMICS, will open its doors to the public every Thursday and Friday evenings to sell many of its fine quality products DIRECT TO YOU. The world famous SUNBURST line of handcrafted pottery, ceramics and ovenproof cookware, will now be available on a "as supply lasts" basis at 40% to 60% reductions. All items are the fine SUNBURST quality, but will be limited to supplies on hand of slight imperfections, overruns, out of production, and salesmens1 samples. Items for sale at the 40% to 60% reductions include: bean pots--souffles--clay bakers--giftware and asntrays, plus mixing bowls casseroles and many one of a kind handcrafted ceramic products. SUNBURST CERAMICS is located at 1014 3rd. Ave. North. (Across from the Alberta Liquor Control SPECIAL SALE HOURS ARE: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS 4 PM TO 9 PM Retail sales begin this week, October 3rd, and 4th. ;