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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Bounties offered for NCOs HONG KONG (AP) A Hanoi broadcast, allegedly by an American prisoner, said U.S. servicemen in SouUi Vietnam have placed boiinties of up to on the heads of their own officers and NCOs. The Radio Hanoi message from "John A. Young, captured U.K. serviceman against the war in was described us a U.S. soldier's view on the practice of dis- enchanted soldiers tossing gren- ades into quarters of superiors. There have been several such cases in South Vietnam, some resulting in deaths. It referred to one reward being offered for the death of a lieutenant-colonel and said: "It's a well-known fact that the front-line troopers are fed up with the war and have placed bounties on other Gting Ho officers and NCOs in a large number of units in South Viet- nam, with bounties ranging from to to the man who rubs them out." Plan meeting OTTAWA (CP) Environ- ment Minister Jack Davis is to hold meetings in Washington Friday with Russell Train, head of the president's council on en- vironmental quality, and Wil- liam Rucklehaus, head of the environmental protection agency. Mr. Davis's office said today the discussions will be informal, covering "a broad range of sub- jects of mutual interest and con- cern lo the two countries. Weather temperature plays big part in tire safety FLYING HIGH Antique importer Brian Willy of Toronto works on one of the wings of his Thruxton Jack- aroo, a little known biplane that is attracting a lot of at- tention near his Toronto home. The plane is a resembled First World War Tiger Moth, with a few refinements, and Mr. Witty spends almost all of his leisure time taking it up for a spin. Ihupiday, September 9, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD J5 OTTAWA (CP) Studded tires, lire chains and sand give drivers practically no more protection than regular lires at and sanded ice for slopping dis j temperatures near the freezing tances and the ability to ma- 1 point." noeuvre lures at different tempera- temperatures near zero Fahrcnlicil, Hie Canadian Safely Council said today. In a report on winter driving ided by sand "became insignifl. lests conducted early this year, lhe council said the three trac- Sanded ice reduced sloppingj distances of all vehicles, IjuL j even the increuseu Iricliun pvov- tion aids help drivers at temper- atures near 32 de- grees Fahrenheit. But w hen temperatures dropped to zero and below, most of lhe advanlages were nulli- fied. Tests were carried out last winter on Lake Timiskaming, about 300 miles north of To- ronlo, by the council, the fed- eral and Ontario transport de- partments and the Quebec roads department. Vehicles equipped with stand- ard highway tires, snow tires, studded snow tires and lire chains were tested on clear ice Cornering ability was im- proved wilh studded lires at higher temperatures, but Lhe advantage disappeared in colder wc'ii'lici. cant when applied lo ice hard- Another lest designed to de- cned by a drop in lempciraluic tcnninc stalling Lraclion on hard-packed snow showed that v tires gave no advanUce io 10 degrees." "On clear ice at temperatures near the freezing point, lire i compared to regular lires. chains and studded snow tires fitted on all four wheels prov- ..cliainE yavc Ulc mosl biU) gave no idetl the r.iusl significant de advantage on this crease in slopping distances in driving surface comparison to standard high- compared (o lhe samc 5now way tires or snow lires. "But once again, the improve-1 ment was nullified as the ice temperatures approached Snow tires had little effect on stopping distances on clear the report says. Vehicles with snow fires "actually look longer to stop than those equipped with regular tires on clear ice at iinsluddod." QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Cerlified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. 328.7684" Annual Store-Wide HARVEST SALE It's a great old machine IN FULL SWING! Tiger Moths resurrected TORONTO fCP) Doing a barrel roll in tlie ever-popular Thruxton aircraft of slightly less than world fame RX.M.P. CENTENARY i The R C.M.P. is preparing for its Centenary in 1973 and would appreciate receiving photographs and rec- ords relating to N.W.M.P. and R.N.W.M.P. members i. and detachments. After copying, oil material will be returned to con- I tributors. i Contact your local R.C.M.P. Detachment or write to lethbridge Sub-Division Headquarters soil of like "flying the Firth of Forth says an owner of one of the double- decker aircraft. "You've never seen so many girders." said antique importer Brian Witty of suburban Missis- sauga, contemplating the wing struts of the strange old bi- plane. In reality, the Thimlon Jack- seems to know how it came by that a retreaded Tiger Moth figh lei- plane of First World War vin- tage. Many old Tiger Moths went into mothballs afler the war, crated and stored on old Eng- lish airbases, including Thrux- ton Field in the southern part of tlie country. A cornpany called Jackaroo Aircraft recently resurrected the old Tiger Moths, assembled them and offered a few for sale. Mr. Witt" says it's a great old machine and clips along al a nice round 64 knots. "It's somewhat like owning an old he said, "The more you dig around in it, the more interesting things you find." The Thnixton is a little larger (han the original Tiger Moth, with a of just over 30 feet and an empty weight of 1.360 pounds. But it still flies with its original Gypsy Moth en- gine. This summer Mr. Wit.lv was busy making repairs with a big bottle of airplane glue and a few yards of the finest Irish Thruxton Jackaroo had an argument with an elm tree at the end of a runway dur- ing a landing and lost. Mr. Witty said he was able to land the biplane safely, but the left wing "was shredded a lit- tle." He said the improbable name of the plane intrigues a lot of people. "Kids come to have a look at he said. "It's funny. You'd think they'd be interested in but they're not. "They seem to like this old bi- plane. I guess it's something for them to build a dream around. YES we're giving Now On Chevrolet ChevelJes Novas Camaros Vegas Qldsmobiles Cutlasses Chevy Trucks on our remaining stock of and on low mileage-like new ALL CARPET PRICES SLASHED! 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