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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, October 26, 1974 SUGAR BEET CAR FUEL I PARIS (AP) -The French government said Friday it will investigate a process for producing liquid fuel from straw, sugar beets or trees. The Petroleum Institute and the ministry of industry said they will ex- amine the process developed several years ago by Henri Rothlisberger, a retired inventor who holds a number of patents, including one for the propeller of the liner France. Under the Rothlisberger process, demonstrated Friday to government ex- perts, a mixture of isopropylic alcohol and isopropylic ether is produced from cellulose bases. The resulting fluid has an octane rating of about 98 and can be mixed with regular gasoline in any proportion for use in com- bustion engines, Rothlisberger says. No adjustment of the engine is necessary, he said. He claimed that in large quantities it might be produced 15 per cent cheaper than the current price of petroleum. Sagging auto sales prompt CM cuts DETROIT (AP) General Motors is launching a cost- cutting program in the wake of a sagging car sales which dropped the firm's profit mar- gin to practically zero. GM said the cuts will include a trimming of capital expenditures as well as already announced production and employment cuts at four plants. The company said Friday its profits during the third quarter of 1974 were million, down 94 per cent from Joey ready for leadership vote ST JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Ed Roberts and former premier Joseph R Smallwood, major con- tenders in a race for the lead- ership of the Newfoundland Liberal party today, each ran into some good and bad luck Friday Mr. Roberts, 34, the current Liberal leader, received the public support of Don Jamieson, regional economic expansion minister and New- foundland's only represen- tative in the federal cabinet Mr Jamieson, whose political opinions generally have been respected by local Liberals, made choice known in an announcement from Ottawa He was ex- pected to be at the leadership convention late today. Mr Smallwood, 73, who came out of retirement in an attempt to regain the leadership of the party he headed for 22 years, had little comment on Mr. Jamieson's announcement. "I would infinitely prefer that he get his answer tomorrow afternoon from the they'll answer Mr. Smallwood said. WILL SPEAK LAST Mr Smallwood was luckier in the draw for the order of candidates' speeches later today. He will speak last, just before the 800 delegates begin casting votes. Steve Neary, 49-year-old legislature member for Bell Island, and Roger Simmons, 35, who entered the legislature last year in a byelection that captured Hermitage district for the Liberals, are the other two contenders for the leadership Cigarette theft may relate to escapees MONTREAL (CP) Quebec Provincial Police believe one or more of the five men who escaped from a max- imum security federal penitentiary earlier this week may have been involved in a robbery of two loaded cigarette trucks in nearby LaSalle Friday. "We're not overlooking any- thing." a QPP spokesman said "We know that one of the fugitives' speciality is cigarette truck hijackings." Police said five men entered Children fed skim milk may be suffering from vitamin A deficiency Does your child rub his eyes a great deal? Sensi- tivity to bright light itching, burning and sometimes in- flammation of the eyelids are the first symptoms Then the cries but there are no tears Without the tear duct there is no fluid to bathe the eye to keep the surface motet, and )o wash away dust and bacteria This is called Xero- phthaimia if