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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FANCY PANTS Entertainer Liberace has always been known -for his flashy clothes, and now for his nightclub act he's gone one step further. He's shown giving the customers an eyeful with sparkling hot pant outfit-. University students building O pollution-free car at VANCOUVER (CP) It's costing them and a lol of night work, but a group of University of British Colum- bia students think they're one up on the automotive moguls of Detroit. They also believe Uie pollu- lion-free car Ihey are building will be the best of 44 entries in next year's Urban Vehicle Design Competition sponsored by the Massachusetts Inslilule of Technology. The group, headed by cngi- n c c r i n g student Dean MacKay, expects by next May to complete its 10-foot, Iwo- i seal car with an engine fuelled by liquified nalural gas. "We already know lhal liq- uid natural gas is clean burn- ing and it has been suggested on other occasions for anti- pollution vehicles, particularly delivery trucks or says Mr. MacKay. "But there is a lot of basic research that still must be done on the questions whether il causes Ihe engine lo burn holler and if il draslically affecfs muffler life." The group is working with basic automobile parts on a FINAL WEEK NEW YORK FURS 34th ANNIVERSARY SEE OUR LOVELY CHRISTMAS SIZE DRESSES ARRIVING DAILVI FREE ALTERATIONS. DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE FASHION SHOW WED., NOV. 3rd P.M. YATES CENTRE NEW YORK FURS 604A 3rd AVENUE S. PHONE 327-3276 frame of their own design, in- corporating a roll bar over the roof and around Lhe sides of the car. The body will be made of plastic parts that can be re- placed easily if damaged. The students have also de- signed a front WTap-around bumper that can absorb a five mile an hour collision with a solid harrier without causing any damage. The bumper looks normal but is attached to a front piece of the car's body lliat retracts in a collision. Tlie engineering group will develop a basic Fiat engine to power Ihe car. The natural-gas fuel system isn't yet practical but the UBC competition team wants a prototype of a future car. "fn the case of liquid nalu- ral gas, there are no distribu- tion on tie says Mr. MacKay. "Some American states have laws thai prohibit its use in moving vehicles and il is simply not available any- where in parls of the conli- nent. DIFFICULT PROBLEMS "But electric power slill re- quires heavy batteries that have a short range and steam presents difficult engineering problems." Most other teams in Ihe Au- gust compelition are convert- ing production cars by adding various anti-pollution devices, or using steam or electrical power. Mr. MacKay's loam has used only the engine, trans- axle and steering mechanism from a donated Fiat 123, add- ing adaptable parts from other cars or making them themselves. The car must have room for two persons and groceries, cany all normal equipment and qualify for all rules of the road. The MIT rules also re- quire thai il be able to reach a speed of at least 40 miles an hour; Ihe UBC learn want.s to shoot for BO. "Auto parts dealers here have virtually opened up their catalogues to us and anything we want, they donale." says Mr. MacKay. "The reason why we came up wilh on original vehicle is because we have had so much iclp from companies and peo- ple willing lo donate money or equipment." DKAN The Engineer's Undergradu- ate Society provided to begin design work, UBC Pres- ident Waller Gage chipped in and Di-an l.iam Kinn of engineering added another The lethbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 27, 1971 Pages 31-38 Conservatives have other ideas Book on Trudeau rapped by Liberals By DAVE McINTOSII OTTAWA (CP) Liberals are whispering that journalist Walter Stewart's took on Prime Minister Trudeau is shrill, full of errors and doesn't deserve to be on anyone's reading list. Conservatives, on the other hand, are saying that the book, Shrug: Trudeau in Power, (New Press, is penetrating, ac- curate and must for reading. Mr. Stewart, an associate edi- tor of Maclean's magazine finds himself in a situation simi- lar to that of Maclean's editor Peter Newman when his biogra- phy of former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, Renegade in Power, appeared in the mid- 1960s. Then it was the Liberals who were praising, the Conserva- tives reviling. Mr. Stewart lakes sides. HE'S READAB7.E He confesses right at the staii a New Democratic Party bias because of his background. But he meets the first essential of an author: he is readable, and he is often very funny. ffe chastises Mr. Trudeau, the Conservatives and the press gal- lery. For instance, he says the Con- servatives lack two qualities: vigor and loyalty to their leader. He refers to some of Opposition Leader Robert Stan- field's front-bench colleagues as the "Geritol ginger group." As for the press gallery: "Re- porters are seldom seduce easily." Mr. Stewart's main contention is that apart from bilingualism Mr. Trudeau really hasn't done much. He describes the govern- ment's economic policy as dis- astrous and inhumane and de- cries the application of the War Measures Act last year as keep- ing Quebec in line with rifles. LIBERALS DISMISS BOOK Liberals dismiss Mr. Stew- art's book as a diatribe. There is no doubt it is opinion- ated, but it contains a great deal of useful information on the legislation the Trudeau gov ernment has presented to Par- liament and what has become of it. Especially interesting is Mr, Stewart's interview with Eric Kierans after the latter quit his communications portfolio in tlie cabinet in an economic policy dispute with the prime minister. Mr. Kierans' account of some cabinet only real inside stuff in the book- and how Mr. Trudeau shot down some of his proposals is fasci- nating detail on the inner work- ings of government. j Mr. Kierans is quoted as say- i ing that nearly all decision making was connected wilh how i the Liberals would look by the j lime of the next election, ex- pected in 1972. "We would get pushed into a project because it would provide jobs in time for '72, and that would make one riding safe, whether the project made sense or not, whether it was for the long-run benefit of the country or not." Mr. Kierans is quoted j as saying. "II all came down to creating lots of activity for '72." Some Stewart barbs include this one against Louis Easmin- sky, governor of the Bank of Canada who urged the fight against inflation: "The last pay raise Rasmin- sky got was a year, to a great many Canadi- Iho battle-front Ibe moment they had reached that figure." On depletion allowances for oil companies: "The notion ap- pears lo be that those who rape the country should be compen- sated for their ripped clothes." Mr. Stewart's prediction on the result of the next election: ans were willing to join him on I Mr. Trudeau returned. Sobering words engraved on gifts CALGARY (CP) Five aldermen who retired from council this year are to be given the traditional sil- ver cigarette cases but tlie inscription will be a bit dif- ferent from previous years. As well as their names, dates of service and a mes- sage of appreciation, the cases will be engraved with the sobering words: "Warning: smoking may be hazardous to your health." Mahaffy, Meikle to be honored CALGARY (CP) Christine Meikle and James Mahaffy will be honored at the University of Calgary's fall convocation Nov. Chancellor W. A. Friley will present the Alberta residents with the honorary degree, doc- tor of the University of Cal- gary, awarded mainly for com- j munity service. Mrs. Meikle has been credit- I ed for the initiation and imple- mentation of primary school services for the retarded in Al- berta. She was the founder and first president of the Calgary Association for Retarded Chil- dren and is a past president ot the Alberta association. Mr. Mahaffy from Calgary and a former MLA, once, was i president of the Alberta Gns I Trunk Line Co. Ltd., and he helped the province take ad- vantage of iLs future in the gas industry. Ho was also a former mem- ber of city council. FOR MULATTOS ONLY PORT ELIXABETH (AP) The first modern town in South Africa (or mulattos-only will he built in tlie Oudtshoorn district, 250 miles west of here, the Afri- kaans newspaper Die Oosterlig says. Tlie (own will be called Dcysing and consist of hundreds of houses, business premises nml a hotel, the paper says. Some even become sick A- lot of kids don't like CHICAGO (AP) A lot of kids don't like school, as most mothers know. Some of them don't like it so much they get sick. These children are designated! by doctors as although school itself may not be the source of the problem. As often happens, the psyrhol- j ogical problems of school-phobic children may cause them to have physical problems as well. Their symptoms may be list- 1 e s s n e s s, nausea, stomach aches, sore throat, pallor, loss of appetite, coughing, headache or other complaints, in addition to their psychological stress. These problems arise from lo the point of separation from family and home or over being inadequate in school or over something disturbing at school. The child's reaction may be so severe that he has to stay home. Dr. Barton D. Schmitt, of the University of Colorado medical school's department of pedia- trics at Denver, points out these children are not malingerers, even though no physiological basis can be detected for their complaints. Schmitt, writing in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics, says the school-phobic child rarely tells the parents that he is afraid to go to school but tells them he feels sick. Sepember and first months of the school year the worst, he has found, and the children affected usually are good students. Dr. Albert J. Solnit, the new president of the Amercian Acad- emy of Child Psychiatry, said school phobia in children from nursery school to the third grade usually is related to their anxiety over separation from home. Sclnit, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Yale Univer- sity, said that at later ages the school situation itself is more often the basis of the school phobia. Tlie child mnght be afraid that he is not in good control in he cannot meet the tasks assigned him. Or he may experience social anxiety in the presence of other children. Big increase in vaseclomy take love. By C. G. McDANIEL AP Science Writer CHICAGO (AP) Make love, not babies. This seems to be lire altitude of the modem American male. The number of men undergo- ing male sterili- zation shown a sensational increase recently, says John R. Rague executive director of the Association for Voluntary Sterilization in New York City. He estimated American males had vasectom- ies in 1970. That's up from an estimated the year before. And Rague predicted in an in- terview that the 1971 figure will be even greater than 1970's. So far, an estimated three million men in the United States I have had sterilization surgery simple often in the doctor's office in a few minutes. The American male is not alone. In India, where reduction in the birth rate is a major con- cern, an estimated 8.2 million men have been sterilized. In Great Britain some men underwent vaseetomies last year and it is estimated the fig- ure will be double for 1971. Rague said 154 vasectomy clinics have opened in 36 states. Among them are 82 hospitals which do vaseetomies in their outpatient departments. Rague, as well as medical au- thorities, attributes the recent upsurge in requests for male vaseetomies to fears about pos- sible adverse side effects from the contraceptive pills taken by women. ABILITY NOT IMPAIRED An obstacle to male sleriliza- lion has been Ihe popular mis- concepiion thai the operation makes the man less masculine, less able to perform sexually. This is untrue. A survey by the Association for Voluntary Sterilization of men who had had vasee- tomies found thai 85 per cenl of the men felt that their sexual performances was betler, 13 per cenl fell il was about the same and two per cent felt that it had declined. Wait till you hear what we have for you now: All the Noresco stereo systems. Albt of good things toefceealiearrl jrora our stereo department in the past. But just wait'll you get an earful of our anew Noresco stereos. yottcaivbelievealL that you hear. Because when it comes to sound reproduction, Noresco comes akou t as close to the truth as you can get. In terms of precision engineering, circuitry design and quality of con- struction, these systems must berated simply outstanding. Which is to say that every oneis just as good as tie turntable that goes into it: aDual automatic turntable there Every Noresco cpmponentmatclies the quality and precision of that turntable. And all the components ara pre-balanced andperfectly compatible. 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