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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Soplombor 23, 1970 Studded Tires Banned TORONTO (CP) Studded tires will be prohibited from On- tario roads and highways after April 30, 1971, it was announced Tuesday. Highways Minister George Gomme said in a state- ment the action was taken to prevent driving hazards and costly damage to highways and streets. Transport Minister Irwin Has- kett said the decision was taken after an analysis of damage done by studded tires last win- ter, and investigations on safetj aspects of the tires' use. "The concern for the genera public safety as a result of the new hazards created by the damage to the highways by studded tires out-weigh the safety factors claimed for Mr. Haskett said. The prohibition will apply to vehicles from outside the prov- ince travelling on Ontario high- ways, although Mr. 'Haskett ad- mitted this will add to the diffi- culties of enforcing the law. MAXIMUM FINE S100 The penalty for driving with studded tires after April 30, 1971, will be a minimum fine of 520 or a maximum of A highways department study, made public early this year, predicted that 60 per cent of vehicles would be using stud- ed tires by the winter of 1971- 72 and that the damage to streets and highways in south- ern On t a r i o would be over 10 years. The department study said damage done by the studs in bare paved roadways could cause hazardous driving through ruts worn into the pave- ment and the-'disappearance o! lane guidelines. Mr. Gomme said additional studies were conducted last win- ter to judge the studded tires under various weather condi- tions. They attained safety ben- efit only under icy conditions, and then only to a limited de- gree. Oilier tests conducted by the Canada Safety Council and On- tario Provincial Police showed the tires' maximum benefit was in reducing stopping distance on glare ice when temperature was close to the freezing point. Th benefit declined as tlie tempera ture rose or dropped. ACTION CLOTHES FOR Men's Basic Canadian Nlist Jacket collar and AND BOYS ON THE Teal, Men's Coi EACH 15.88 ,rduroy acket style diagonal 'pile ,arm Orion fronl. In shad I oer from. >J Chocolate Br, jrown, Sizes: Loden EACH 18. Ai 1 t i Boys' Eskimo .n-..r reoellent Arctic Favo- shell, r.lf ...liUina. inte r and trim on b v Brown. ilting. J-18. and if, V, Socred MLA Won't Seek Re-Election EDMONTON (CP) Roy Ells, Social Credit MLA for Grouard since 1959, says he will not seek re-election in the next provincial election. He said his reasons for quit- ting are personal and do not reflect a disenchantment with Premier Harry Strom's admin- istration. Mr. Ells, 56, will complete his current term in the legisla- ture and promised to campaign in the Peace River area dur- ing the nest election campaign. He was Highways Minister Gordon Taylor's campaign manager in tie Social Credit leader ship convention two years_ago and has been a key man in the government's con- sideration of compulsory auto insurance. Mr. Ells, of High Prairie, was elected to the legislature in 1959 and re-elected in 1963 and 1967. He has interests in the hotel business and is part- owner of a Peace River radio station. lutjuest Delayed Into Crash Ont. (CP) A coroner's inquest into the July 5 crash of an Air Canada DC-8 "je- tliner near Toronto Interna- tional Airport was adjourned today to Nov. 16 pending the re- sults of a federal inquiry into the disaster which killed 109 persons. Dr. H. B. Cotnam, chief coro- ner of Ontario, said when the in- quest opened today that the fed- eral inquiry probably would be held in the last two weeks of Oc- tober and might last 10 days. It will discuss more the tech- nical aspects of the crash, he said. "We will go into the identi- fication process of the Boys' 19. ,rduroy ._i. Coi ,ds the list of wa him or am war front flap P' 8-18. lockets. f Brown, J 1WU Gold. EACH 13.95 W Ski Jacket For Down Hill Rwers t lo< sofing jund this body I Navy, Green. 3-16. IONG There lo turn ster -he finished 18. and slr'p -5 a kn'' t in Fine ,v lurtle "mTW s'SSk 16. EACH 8' 10' 4.98 ired I" Novyi Iti strip6 _ in lo 18. Green, PAIR 7.95 IOMG StEEVt Slruck By Bus EDMONTON (CP) Gordon Neuson, 41, of Edmonton died Tuesday in hospital of injuries suffered when struck by a city bus Monday. Police said the road was wet at the time of the accident. RNrntD SH1RTSM, w solid sliadc5 m B ue, I 3-16. ,A jilored ake Winning Style Instructor's Jacket Blue, Tobacco, Olive. 5 EACH 9.97 Wen's Safari Jacket Chocolate Browr SACH 24. .eked Like Your Credit Irt ICO Todayl EACH EACH Open Monday and Tuasday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. io 1 p.m.; Thurjday one! Fridny 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. (9 6 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive ;