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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Totidoy, Sepltmbtr 7, 1771 THE LETHBRIDGF HERALD 21 SAFETY SYSTEM TESTED This was the scene at Lakehurst, N.J., on Nov. 9, 1967, when a large parachule lowered a four-seat airplane safely to earth when the plane's wings were blown off. The incident was a test of a device invenled by Dario Manfredi and Angela Raili. The men say they slill are trying lo market their "ultimate safely system" and have received no action on their 1967 request lhat the Federal Aviation Ad- ministration approve mass production of the device and fund a study to apply it to use in heavier craft. Happy sounds made by Belli By VICTOR STANTON Canadian Press Slatf Writer The Bells make happy founds. Whether in nightclubs, at fairs, making television guest appearances, or just unwind- ing together afler a perform- a n c e, the Montreal-based musical sextet radiates a happy feeling lhat is infec- tious. In conversation after a club opening the chatter skips about from past experience and future plans lo their views on music, audiences and nationalism, hut always comes back to the basic rea- son they're where they are, doing what Ibey arc, together. "We're happy being on stage and we're happy being with each says Cliff Edwards, a native Montrealer in his late 2Cs who founded the vocal and instrumental group, originally called the Five Bells, six years ago. They translate these feel- ings in the kind of music they sing and play. "Our's is a good-time, happy kind of says Cliff, who with 24-year-old Jacki Ralph, Ihe lone female member of Hie group, does most of The Bells' vocalizing as well as leading and arrang- ing the instrumentation. Backing up Cliff's and Jacki's singing and on-stage choreographic byplay, and sometimes harmonizing along themselves, are Doug Grav- elle of Monlreal on drums; Chari-! Clark and Mike Wave, bolh ot Saint John. N.B., lead and bass guihirist respec- tively; and Denny pian- isl from Lake of Two Moun- tains, Que. EASIER AS r.HOl'l' Since the prcsenl group got together a liltle more I-han a year ago, it has had one major hit. Slay Awhile, an in- ternational million seller, and a less-impressive follow-up, Lady Dawn. A busy schedule of club dates, onc-nighters (die group was parl of Ihe openinn-nigbt grandsland show at Ibis year's Canadian NalimnI Ex- hibition in Toronto) and tele- vision appearances, as well as a European tour this year, makes gelling along with one anolhor especially iiiiporlaul. As Cliff puts it "Our personal life is the group." lie .says dial witli the pres- sure thai comes with success in Ibcir field, being n group helps. "It would be much harder being just one person, like, say. Anne Murray. The six of us lean on each other lo take the pressure mvny." Coming from different b.ick- pi-o'.ind.s, each mrmber o[ The He Is hrinrs lo Ihn type of nn A: I ho group For instance, Jacki. n nn- tlve of England, likes folk and blues, while Cliff is a country buff. They credit llieir success with Stay Awhile to its sim- plicity. Cliff: "Anyone can relate (o it." Jacki: "ft has simple, meaningful lyrics." STYLE IS BLEND Although Slay Awliile was wrillen by Kenny Tobias of Sainl John and half the cuts on. their Stay Awhile album arc Canadian compositions, Cliff says the group is "not strongly Canadian in music." "We're proud of simply being a Canadian group." Standards in Iheir reper- toire include such numbers as Jose Feliciano's Rain and the Lemon-McCartney song of homicidal lunacy, Maxwell's Silver Hammer. The group's style can best be described as a combination of low-key rock and up-tempo sopliisticated country with various folk traditions inter- spersed. Their favorite performing medium is the nighlclub, al- though audiences there can sometimes be objectionably non-appreciative lo an on- stage performance while eat- ing and drinking. "If you lei it bother you, it says Jacki, whose solu- tion is lo "block them out by going into myself when I'm not happy with the audience. Of television, Cliff says "the director is in control. We can't stand looking at our- selves" In concerts, he says there is "a tendency for performers not to let Lhemselves go. In a club there's a feeling of close- ness you can't beat." But whatever the medium, "we enjoy music and enjoy what we do. It's a far cry from an office." "We're a says Denny Will. "We all have a lovely rela- tionship with each says Jacki. adding thai as the only girl, the five guys "spoil me a little." Oddities in the News FAUSKE, Norway (AP) Students and teachers of Fauske liigh schcbl were given a day off this week be- cause the sun shone. Fauske is located about 50 miles norlh of the Arclic Cir- cle. Bui Llie usual midnight sun has been cloud-covered for weeks. And the districl has recorded its wellest sum- mer in 50 years. When Ihe sun came out T u e s d ,1 y, the high school 11 killed in holiday accidents By TIIH CANADIAN TRESS At least II persons died in accidents on the prairies during the Labor Day weekend, nine in traffic accidents. A survey by Uie Canadian Press from 6 p.m. local times Friday lo midnight Monday night .shows five dead in .Saskat- chewan, four in Manitoba and two in Alljcrla. In Suzanne Geral- dino Bagstad of Edmonton was killed .Sunday in a two-car colli- sion near Delburne. about 20 miles east of Red Jlv. And Solomon Glaudc of Cadolle Lake was killed Friday nig'il when he was struck by a car while walking along the highway near Peace River. headmaster ordered every- body out. "We simply wouldn't miss he said. From November on. Fauske won't see Ihe sun for four moiilhs. KNOWLE, England (AP) Margaret Sugricn likes a long balb, but Ibis was ridiculous. She cased her 238 pounds into ll's tub recently, then dis- covered she couldn't move be- cause of a back injury. Miss Sugden, 55, was sluck. She stayed in the tub for three nighls unlil finally the milkman v.or.ilered about all those uncollecletl milk bodies oulsidc her Lhalched cottage and called police. It look tiro policemen a half hour of lugging to liberate Miss Sugdon. She lold Ihcm she had kept herself warm (hiring the or- deal by running the hi' water lap. "II wasn't loo bad at she said, "but I was pelting weak nnd hungry to- wards Ihe end." KAItl.Y PENSION iinndii's first pension plan, a I'cliremcnl income scheme for federal civil scrvnnts, was begun In 1870. BOUfiHTOM. Enland (AP) Ashley believes a woman's is her own busi- ness and nobody A local court didn't agree Thursday, It fined her when she refused lo lell police her age after she was booked for a traffic offence. Thai was on lop of a fine for speeding and driving with- out a licence. "Women's nge should he a closely Runnlnt the engineer's wife "II has co.sl me .Co hut it was worlh cvci-y pci'nv In .-mention lo petty officialdom." Privately, Mrs. Ashley fld- mils to being 25. Economy shows some sign of strength By DAVID BURKE NEW YORK (AP) While the Nixon administration pressed forward in ils fight against inflation nnd hinted at possible controls or profits, Die United States economy showed some signs of strength last week. The government's composite index of leading economic indi- cators in July rose 1.4 per cent over the previous month, These indicators often foreshadow hi-nad movements in the econ- omy. A commerce department spokesman said the indicators are "in a well-established and strong uptrend" and that with Nixon's new economic plan, "economic growth is likely to accelerate in the months ahead." Construction contracts during July rose slightly from June's strong gains and showed a 24- per-cent increase over 1070 lev- els, F.W. Dodge said. The seasonally-adjusted con- struction inder of the fern's McGraw-Hill division climbed four point.1, during Uie month to 151. The July figure amounted to nearly billion. Factory orders in July climbed 1.7 per cent over June, the commerce department re- ported. Analysts cautioned, though, that the increase re- flected temporary rebounds in a few sluggish areas and did not point to anv solid economic gain. Machine orders in the month dropped (1.3 per cent from June levels, the Natiunal Machine Tool Builders Association re- ported. The July decline [or new orders was expected by industry officials. Labor Department figures showed that wholesale prices were rising sharply when Presi- dent Nixon instituted his freeze last month. August's seasonal- ly-adjusled increase of 0.7 per cent, based almost entirely on prices before the freeze, repre- sented the largest gain since February. Meanwhile, (lie Nixo.'i admin- istration continued ils efforts lo cool Hie overheated economy. The president extended Ihe six- month wage freeze announced for civil service employees and the armed forces to blue-collar workers. Looking bcycnd Ihe 90-day wage and price freeze, Labor Secretary James D. Hodgson and Commerce Secretary Maur- ice II. Stans said government controls on corporate profits and dividends are among the possibilities under considera- tion. Hodgson said Ihe administra- tion plans formal consultations with five diffcrenl groups, in- cluding organized labor, over what should follow the freeze. In a move thai relieved a hardship on many im- poiicis. Ihe treasury depart- ment niU'd tiiat imports already en route lo Ihe Uniled Slates or tied up by the West Coast dock slrijee would be exempt from Ihe new 10-per-cent duty. In numerous cases, importers bad alrea ly sold (hese noods at fixer! cor.tract prices, so pay- ment of the surcharge would have reduced or erased their profits. Company receives ultimatum Mountaintop being cleaned up CALGAKY (CP) Bralorne Can Fer Resources Lid. o[ Vancouver, a major coal ex- ploration firm working in south- western Alberta, has spent the last seven weeks cleaning up To stand trial DALLAS (AP) Bertha Louise Roman, baiter known as the 200-pound LuLu of televi- sion's Hee Haw show, was or- dered here lo s t a n d trial Sspt. 20 on narcotics possession charges. Miss Roman, 24, was arrested last March in police raid on her Dallas apartment in which officers said they found more than five pounds of marijuana and drugs. debris on a mountaintop after receiving an ullimatum lo re- store the land or stop explor- ing. The company holds mineral leases on 50 square miles of land on Pasque mountain at the head of Savanna Creek, 50 miles southwest of Calgary. Bralo-ne had farmed out ils exploration work to Abcon En- gineering (Alberta) Ltd. of Cal- gary, which dug out 10 explora- tory trenches down a secondary peak of the mountain between 1969 a.id 1970. Trenches were eight to 15 feet deep and up to 800 feet Ions-' Dirt and rock rubble were pushed into trees, and some across watercourses. Paul Weishaupt, project en- gineer for Bralorne, says his firm knew nothing of the mess until land use officers with Ihe Ablerta Forest Service issued a work stop order. When he first viewed Ihe Irenches in early July, Mr. Weishaupt said he fell "sick." No attempt liad been made to reclaim them although reclam- ation was stipulated in explor- atoiy permits from the service. Bralorne has since taken over the entire operalion and has spent about lo push the rubble back up the mountain and fill in the Irenches. While the worst trenches have now been filled in, an- other two months reclamation works has to be done, Mr. Weis- j haupt says. Seeding of the fill- I ed in trenches will be done i in the spring. I He said results show Ihere may be 25 million Ions of cok- ing coal available on the. prop- erly, despile the cxploral i o n methods used. However, more explorat i o n work Tr.ust first be done U> lo- cate Ihe position of the seams. Methods will include use of dia- mond drills, punching of hori- zontal shalls into seams and some hand Irenching. AI1CI1EOLOGICAL FIND PRINCE RUPERT, EC. (CP) large cedar plank house be- lieved built by Tsimpsean Indi- ans about 18CO has been uncov- ered by archeologisls working in Ihe MellakKlla Pass area of norlh-coastal British Columbia. STARTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th. GREYHOUND ANNOUNCES NEW V.I.P. EXECUTIVE COACH WITH HOST TO CALGARY AND EDMONTON! A service that surrounds you with plus highway travel luxuries! This route has been selected for Canada's first V.I.P. EXECUTIVE COACH SERVICE complete with a hostess to bring you tasty snacks, answer your questions, tend to your comfort and convenience, and give you service all the way to your destination. REFRESHMENTS WHILE YOU RIDE. Catered wilh quality by Smitty's, and served with smiles by your hostess! Your choice of special sandwiches lea coffee pastries. MORE LUXURY, MORE LEGROOM! It's V.I.P. EXECUTIVE COACH SERVICE a new Kind ol coach travel! Reclining arm- chairs with sil-back-and-stretch spacing. Wall to wall carpeting. Curtains. Individual reading lamps. Even tables tor people who must work on the way! Plus restroom and air condition, ing. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED DOWNTOWN TO DOWNTOWN, HOTEL TO HOTEL' CONVENIENCE In addition to downtown-depot departures and arrivals, there's door-to-door service at downtown hotels in CALGARY and EDMONTON plus Calgary Soulhside service at Chinook Centre! Buy your tickets at depot or hotel or on tile bus! Lethbridge to 6.50 Lethbridge to Edmonton Including streets., tei. 327-1551. GO GREYHOUND .and leave the driving lo us. Lv. Lethbridge Bus Depot 7-30 a.m. Ar. Calgary Soulhside a.m. Ar. Calgary Bus Depot 10-00 a.m. Lv." Calgary Bus Depot.... a.m. Lv. Calgary 10.20 a.m. Lv.Calgary Piilliser Hniel a.m. Ar. Edmonton Park Hotel 1.48 p.m. Ar. Edmonlon Macdonald p.m. Ar. Edmonton Chateau p.m. Ar. Edmonton Depot p m. Lv. Edmonlon Depot p.m. Lv. Edmonlon Ch.itc.iu p.m. Lv. Edmonton Mncdonald Hold 25 p.m. p.m. Lv. Edmonlon Park Hotel Ar. Cnlgary Bus Ucpol p.m. Ar. Calgary Inn p.m. Ar. Calgary Hotel p.m. Ar. SoufhsifJe Ar. LclhbridRft Bus Depot pm. pm. ;