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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE Stptembtr Political life over for famous Britons Government sets limit s for lead in gasoline LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Harold Wilson's deci- sion to call a general election Oct. 10 marks the end of some of the most famous political careers in Britain, among them those of Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Ber- nadette Devlin. Both have said they will not seek re-election. Douglas-Home, 71, was Con- servative prime minister from October, 1963, to the following October. He was foreign secretary from 1960 to 1963 and again from June, 1970. to February, 1974. The Scottish aristocrat re- nounced his title as 14th Earl ot Home to take a seat in the House of Commons and en- joyed an extraordinary political career that spanned five decades, beginning in 1931. He was often identified with controversy, from the time he went to Munich in 1938 as secretary to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and saw the British leader agree to Hitler's takeover of Czechoslovakia. In later years Home was identified with Cold War policies and once ordered 105 Soviet diplomats out of Britain on spy charges. Despite the controversy, he remained one of the most popular figures in the Conser- vative party, often getting more cheers at party conven- tions than his successor as party leader, Edward Heath. Home told his constituents in March he would not be standing again. "I think the time has he said. Devlin, a Roman Catholic firebrand from Northern Ireland, won election to Parliament five years ago at the age of 21. As the youngest member of the Commons she was dubbed with a "Joan of Arc" image, but later suffered political reverses and lost her Com- mons seat in the Feb. 28 elec- tions. Hour wage reaches DETROIT (AP) Wage boosts averaging 16 cents an hour will become effective next Monday for 900.000 hour- ly and salaried auto workers in the United States and Canada. The pay increase, the se- cond this month, will push the average wages of blue-collar auto workers to the mark for the first time in history, industry figures show. CT-91-C Solid state 12" black and whiteTV from Panasonic.To match your decor. You get a choice of red. white or olive black. You also get a choice of where to put it. Bedroom. Kitchen. Patio. Den. Wherever you find a plug It's that portable. Now all you have to do is decide where it looks best. Panasonic 20" color portable has new QuintrixTuhe with extra prefocus lens. The extra prefocus lens in every Panasonic Quintrix picture tube gives you a clearer, sharper picture than ever before. Come and compare. You'll see what we mean. The kind of picture quality an extra prefocus lens gives, is something the others just haven't got. NE-5300C Panasonic portable cassette recorder with radio plays where you do. Anywhere. Because it runs off AC. car battery (with an optional or its own Panasonic batteries It has a built-in condenser mike. And an Auto-Sleep switch to shut the whole set off when the cassette ends. So just for fun. get one. It'll follow you anywhere. slightly Panasonic Microwave Oven cooks dinner in minutes instead of hours. Plugs into any 3 prong household outlet. Just set the timer and push the "Cook" button. Oven light stays on so you can check cooking progress. In almost no time a bell signals your cooking cycle is completed, and the oven shuts itself off. Fabulous cookbook full of proven recipes included. Stereo Music Centre plavs Your records and 8-tracks too. The Panasonic SE-2280C is made for listening With two 6" aw suspension speakers ItiaJ give you rich naUiral sound And it's packed wijh features FM AM FM Stereo wilh AFC Jo ensure drill free FM recep- tion B-Uack Jape player, toll size automatic record changer and a beautiful wood cabinet Jacks for head- phones and extra speakers Drop m lor a took, and listen You'll like il both ways ahead of our time Panasonic REMUS TELEVISION 624-13 Street North Phone 328-9759 By JEFF CARRUTHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Under new regulations to the federal Clean Air Act, oil companies in Canada will be permitted to use no more than 3.5 grams of lead per imperial gallon of gasoline, effective Jan. 1, 1976. Originally, the federal envi- ronment department had pro- posed to set an upper limit of only 2.5 grams of lead per im- perial gallon, effective Jan. 1, 1974. But air pollution control di- rectorate officials explained Tuesday that the oil industry convinced the federal govern- ment that the lower max- imum limit of 2.5 grams per gallon and the earlier effec- tive date would have made it more difficult for refiners to switch over to the production of sufficient quantities of un- leaded gasoline needed for some 1975 model automobiles using catalytic converters which can be poisoned by lead in gasoline. Usually, gasoline refiners need to add more "aromatics" to gasoline when they lower or remove lead ad- ditives, to maintain the same anti-knock properties of the gasoline. Harold Swan, director of the air pollutions programs branch, said Tuesday that government surveys a few years ago, before unleaded gasolines and most low-lead gasolines appeared on the market, had revealed that lead content of gasolines rang- ed from about 1 gram per gallon to slightly more than 4 grams per gallon. The average was about 2.6 grams. He admitted that the new maximum of 3.5 grams per gallon, effective in one and a half years, will not force the reduction of the lead content in any but a small amount of gasoline sold in Canada. What the maximum will do, he explained, is "put a lid on the situation" and give the government time to review the lead-in-gas situation to see if more stringent measures are necessary for health or other reasons. It will also prevent gasoline companies from adding more lead to regular and premium gasolines during the initial switchover to production of unleaded gasolines, Mr. Swan added. Some companies might be tempted to use aromatic con- stituents of regular gasolines to boost the octane rating of unleaded gasolines, thereby requiring more lead additive in the regular gasolines to maintain their octane ratings. At the same time, the less- stringent maximum than originally proposed gives the oil companies the refining flexibility they said they neec during this transition perioc when unleaded gasolines are coming onto the market, Mr. Swan said. He added that the oil in- dustry claims the trend is towards lower and lower lead content in gasolines during the coming years. Already, most late model cars can run on either leaded or unleaded gasoline. Only cars with the catalytic anti-pollution converters absolutely need unleaded gas- oline. Polluted swim ends in court NEW YORK (AP) It all began Tuesday when an Irish- man and an Englishman de- cided to prove they were good swimmers by stroking across the Hudson River and work- ing off an evening's beer, they have a date with a judge who they hope will prove a good sport. The adventure started with some innocent boasting by Donald O'Hara, 37, who does a bit of acting, and Peter Lloyd, a former advertising man now working on a novel. Each keeps a roof over his head by driving a taxicab. As O'Hara told it, "He said, a good and I said, 'I'm a good swimmer.' One word led to another and so we decided to find out if we could do it." Accompanied by a friend, they took a cab to the river. dropped their clothes and plunged in. Through the dark, oily, de- bris-filled, gas-fumed, mile- wide Hudson, the men stroked westward to Weehawken, IV.J. O'Hara scrambled onto a pier in his birthday suit, but the piles were too greasy for Lloyd, who swam back to Manhattan for a total dis- tance of about miles. Police had learned of the stunt and were looking for the swimmers with a helicopter, a coast guard launch with a crew of eight, two launches with four-man crews, an un- specified number of officers along roads beside the river three detectives, a sergeant and two men from the miss- ing persons bureau. Is that you, Santa? CALGARY (CP) An unwanted Santa Claus was stuck for more than 10 hours in a chimney. David Lynn Compton, 18, of Sacramento. Calif., pleadee guilty Tuesday in provincial court to breaking and entering the premises of T and C Sheet Metal Enterprises Ltd. Sunday night and was ordered to pay in fine or spend 40 days in jail. Court was told that Compton thought he would make too much noise breaking in through a window, so he went instead Jo the roof and attempted to lower himself into the building through the chimney. Compton was stuck for more than 10 hours before an employee coming to work Monday morning heard his cries for help and called the fire department. Compton spent one night in hospital. 3WoMw.MTi.ji1 V0u ,vt iij rj'ft, ;