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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta JL4 THE UTHBSIDGE HERA1D Tuwdoy, Seplember 19, 1972 Alberta featured in U.S. paper "Alberta is not just says r. recent magazine section o[ The Grand Rapids Press devot- ed entirely lo stories about this province. The Michigan publication Bays Alberta is "a giant plat- eau" on the average feet above sea level and wilh "somo of the finest grain and cattle land in North It says the province contains square miles of produc- tive foiesls and the Rockj Mountains on the west spawi 90 per cent or all rivers ant lakes on the Canadian prairies Aside from the cover photo- graph of Watcrton Lakes Na- tional Park, none of the nine articles in the June 18 issue o Wonderland Magazine, howev or, treats southern Alberta any length. Articles deal with Edmonton the parks, the economy, am personalities like publisher Me Hurtig and Premier Lougheed A note- at the end of the 3ft page issue says lor the pas six years Wonderland P.Iagazln has devoted one issue a year to some province of Canada, Province is 'unsophisticated' Alberta is an unsophisticatei prairie province according t Wonderland Magazine. It says for decades, even Ind the 1960s, eastern Canadian often looked on Albertons "rednecks" and Edmonton was regarded as a drab prairie tow wilh little nightlife and less cul (ure. The Social Credit part which ruled Alberta from 193 until last (all reflected th province's rural character. More a movement than party, Social Credit was a mi: ture of populism and religious fundamentalism, it says. .Both William Aberhart, U first Socred premier, and his successor Ernest Man nin who took over in 1943 and sta ed in power until 1969, wer Baptist ministers. Partly aa R result, even few years ago Edmontonlan could not see a movie on Sur days nor have a drink wi their meal when dining out. Even today the province has a censorship board, and a fe months ago the Edmonto Journal had to lly its mov critic to Vancouver to revicv A Clockwork Orange becaus the movie waa banned In Ecpt. IB but this was not inough to keep the processing plants at Taber and Picture 3utte in operation. He suggested that all farm- :rs should keep in touch with he local factory offices in re- gard to Ihe start of the process- ng operation. Local firefighters place in Cresion, B.C. hose meet A Lothhrldgc firefighter hoso competition team tied [or an over-all second place with a team from. Warner, Sunday at Crcston, B.C. The team captur- ed a first place in change-a- Icngth competition wilh a time of 23-1 seconds. The change-a-length event simulates the rapid replace- j ment of n faulty length of hose which might be e-ncountercd at the scene of a fire. A time of 18.8 seconds In the pump connection event was not good enough lo secure either a first or second place for the team. First place In the pump nection event was won by a team from Canal Flals, B.C. A special ladies' event con. sisting of connecting three lengths of hose and knocking over two targets with the jet of water was won by the Leth- bridge ladies team with a lime of 10.2 seconds. Final standings for tho day long event were determined by tho total of the times required for two runs in both events. First place went Canal Flals, with an aggregate time of 91.1 seconds. Lethbridge and Warn- er wilh aggregate limes of 96.1 seconds. By RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writei Travel trailers and camper trucks yech. Tan- dem and semi-trailer trucks double yech. Curso them all. What have we done to ourselves? What has been done to us might be a more appropriate question. We are being over-run by monsters. Our highways are becoming clogged with houses on wheels. You don't need statistics to illustrate the prob- lem, but I'll lay some on you anyway. Taking just one province, our own, you'll find people, cars, trucks all variety) and trailers. When you add them ail together, you get more than one vehicle for every two per- sons. The number is frightening enough, but now put Ihe vehicles on the highways, particularly during the vacation season. A car with a trailer attached, for instance, lakes up at least twice Uie space and must move slower, either because of speed restrictions or simply limited speed capabilities. Get behind one on a hilly or twisting, two-lane road and see how long your patience lasts. If you've done any travelling this summer, you'll know what I mean. Tlie irony of the situation is that millions of our tax dollars are spent on highways to get us more swiftly from one point to another. No complaint there. But the purpose of the better highways, unless multi-laned, is negated by the slow-moving, vision- restricting trailers. Trailer owners will tell you they have as much right on the highways as anyone, and rightfully so. What is needed however, is a separate road, restrict- ed to trailers. That solution Is admittedly impractical for two reasons: the cost would be prohibitive; and enough of the countryside is covered with asphalt. A compromise, then, would be to make the trailer owners pay for at least part of the cost of putting in an extra lane on existing roads, restricted to trailers and trucks. The licence for a trailer now, regardless of size Is Ridiculous. Double, triple or quadruple it, Even for a trailer licence wouldn't bo outrageous, if our highways were made safer and more efficient for moving traffic. I've avoided too much reference to large trucks because I think an entirely different solution is need- ed wilh them get them oft the roads entirely. Use them on short hauls around cities, on only specified routes, but keep them off the highways. Small car drivers, on a two lane road, must surely wince every time Ihey see a tandem or semi- trailer truck approaching from the opposite direc- tion. The feeling nears terror as the two vehicles meet, at a combined speed 120 miles per hour or more, and the car jumps from the apparent suc- tion caused by the mammoth. If you happen to drive a car that has no air conditioning, and wiUi your window down, the noiso from one of those super trucks is unbearable. What do you do with them? They obviously serve a purpose to haul freight. Whatever happened to trains? Make more use of the rails and leave the highways to us. White Heather out Anolher sell out crowd of 950 people will see Ihe bi-annu- al White Heather Scollish Con- cert tonight at the Paramount Theatre at 8 -p.m. Jimmy Logan will headline he cast of stars Including Bill Marshall on accordion, John Shearer ns magician, Alex Morrison and Ann Baird as tenor and soprano respectively and Anna Cowle as pianist, Margaret Grant, show orga- nizer, said there are names on a waiting list for tickets for the single performance. Youth injured in accident A 16-year-old Let hbrldge youth Is believed to have suf- fered a broken leg In a car- motorcycle collision shortly be- fore 9 a.m. today at the inter- section of 3rd Avc, and 13lh St. S. Kevin Dodd, 1239 10 Ave. N., was being treated at St. Mich- ael's Hospital. The name of tho driver of the car Involved was not avail- able at press time. Tom Tillar No. 100 1872 ivas a good Roloff Beny in city for UofL honor Roloff Beny, southern Alber-1 ta artist author photographer, arrived In the clly Monday from Rome to accept one of four honorary degrees to be presented Friday at the Univer- sity of Lethbridge. Also receiving the degrees lo be presented by U of L chan- cellor Dr. James OsWro are Dr. Claude Bissell, former pres- ident of the University of Tor- onto; Senator Ernest Manning, former Alberta premier; and Louis S. Turcotle, chief Judge of tho district court of south- ern Alberta. Mr. Deny Is the son of J. F. C. Bcny of 432 13th St. S. He will no In the city for five days to participate In the university's opening celebrations. He said he was "especially happy" to be able lo see Ar- thur Krlcksen, architect of the university, who was 8 "very old friend." MT. Beny said he considers the University of Lethbridge to be "ono of the most exciting universities In North America." In Lethbridge he will host a party of distinguished Canadians, including Dr. Stuart McKeown, a criminal lawyer from Toronto; Mr. Erickscn; Dean A. R. Johnston of the Un iversity of Calgary; and Hess, Calgary art gallery multaneously In various coun- ries and languages next year, is one on Italy, "which I have ipent 20 years contemplaflirg." The second is one titlo Tha Proud and Angry Dust, con- cerning the decline of the royal Miiseholds of Kajhaslan, "the most princely stale of India." :t is to be published originally n Canada, and later In other countries. The third is a book on ancient fslam to be published in Paris, France. Mr. Beny will travel in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Spain, following his visit to Canada. owner. Mr. Beny will leave Leth- Tom Tiller celebrated his 100th birthday Monday at tlie Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. He was born in Weskyvillc, Nfld., and came to Diamond City In 1906 and Lethbridge In 1014. Prior to being hospitalized In July, Mr. Tiller resided nt his year city home, 913 sth St. S. He has two daughters and two sons. Bertha Ellis, Louise Fleetwood and son Norman, live in Lcthbriclge. Another son, Cecil, lives In Victoria, D.C. Mr. Tiller has 11 grandcWI- dren nnd 30 greatgrandchil- dren. bridge for Calgary, Toronto and New York Sept. 27. His visits to New York and Toronto concern his current work on three photographic books. The first, to be published si- Bottle drive planned About 30 cuba and scouts from the 20th Leittmdge Scout Troop will blitz northeast brldge Saturday morning to col- lect bottles and cans. Starting nt 9 o'clock, tho scouts will cover the area door- to-door from 1st to 7th Ave. be- tween J3lh St. N. and Ihe city's eastern boundary looking for empty pop nnd beer bottles and cans. The proceeds from the collec- tion will go toward camping nnd other scouting equipment for the coming year. THE FOUR-DAY WEEK It's growing In popularity acrosi Canada and the U.S, 03 more and mora companies mako Ihe big switch. Suian Carson explores tho pros and com of work weeki and explolni what employed and em- think about ll-fhli Saturday. IN YOUR LETHWtlDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE ;