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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, September 25, iHt LETHBRIDGE HERALD Megavitamins group wants hearings Endangered falcon Professor Heinz Meng holds one of his beloved peregrine falcons. The ornithologist has been working for a decade to save the endangered bird from extinction. Better gas mileage likely on new cars PRESS Spokesmen for Canada's major automobile manufac- turers said today that most 1975 automobiles will show improved gasoline economy, partly because of anti- pollution devices, but also because of general engine modifications. Spokesmen for Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd., General Motors of Canada Ltd. and Chrysler Canada Ltd. were re- acting to a report of the United States Emvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week that 1975 American autos will get about 13.5 per cent better gasoline mileage, on the average, than 1974 models. The improvement in the U.S. cars was attributed by the EPA generally to a range of engine modifications adopted in connection with the required antipollution systems. Ted Elliot, chief engineer at the Chrysler plant in Windsor, Ont.. said Canadian owners of 1975 models will reap 'he same economic benefits as their U.S. counterparts, but comparative, average mileage figures were not available because of different measurement factors. The EPA said Chrysler's new models averaged 13.6 miles a U.S. gallon compared with 11.9 miles, taking into account the expected sales of large, medium and small models. RATIO DIFFERS The primary difference. Mr. Elliot said, was the difference in proportions of large, medium and small cars between Canada and the U.S.. but the difference must also be measured for Imperial rather than U.S. gallons. A six-cylinder 1975 U.S.- model Valiant would average 18 miles a U.S. gallon in city- driving and 22 miles on the highway. Mr. Elliot said the Canadian equivalent for a 1975 model would be 21.G an Imperial gallon in the city and about 26.4 miles on the highway. "The relative economy im- provement is the same." he added. "Although U.S. models arc equipped wilh catalytic converts, they will not be offered for sale in Canada." Mr. Elliot attributed im- proved gas economy to axle and transmission changes as well as improvements in tor- que converters. General Motors President D. C. Collier said last month in Toronto his company will offer Canadian consumers a wide of optional engines in 1975 models which can operate on regular leaded gasoline and without catalytic converters. However, all standard models wil] be equipped with catalytic converters which re- quire ihe use oi unleaded gas- oline A company spokesman said today Jhe EPA figures. which show GM recording the highest improvement rate, would be proportional in Canada. The EPA results showed 1975 models averaged 135 miles a U.S. gallon compared with 10.5 miles in 1974. The spokesman said test figures for the Canadian average were not readily available. The company this year is stressing that standard models with converters would show an average improve- ment of 13 per cent in fuel economy in the city as well as longer engine life. Concern over the availabili- ty of unleaded gasoline prompted Ford of Canada to announce that with the excep- tion of one optional engine, all car lines introduced this fall in Canada will operate on any type of gasoline. Ford spokesmen said engi- neering changes, modifications at their assembly plants and a special program to certify 1975 model engines has permitted them to meet Canadian anti-pollution standards without installing the catalytic converter. LESS ECONOMICAL EPA tests showed Ford models registered 11.5 miles a U.S. gallon for 1975 models compared with 12.4 miles in 1974. A company spokesman in Oakville. Ont.. said the EPA results were valid, but the mix of small, medium and large cars in Canada is so drastical- ly different they would not be directly applicable. He said company tests showed fuel economy im- provement of seven per cent from 1974 using cars with the same engine size, tran- smission, axle ration and iner- tial weight. EPA results showed Ameri- can Motors improved its mile- age average to 16.9 miles a U.S. gallon this year from 14.5 miles in 1974. but plant of- ficials in Brampton were not available for comment. Production of 1975-model vehicles was suspended when about members of Local 1285, United Auto Workers, walked off their jobs Sept. 15 to back demands for a new contract. The EPA results showed the best fuel mileage perfor- mance of all cars tested was the Datsun B-210, which recorded 27 miles a U.S. gallon in simulated city driv- ing and 39 miles in simulated highway driving. Volkswagen averaged 22.9 miles a U.S. gallon on all 1975 models compared with 22.2 miles in 1974: BMW dropped to 14.8 from 17.5: Toyota dropped to 18.8 from i9.2: Volvo decreased to 15.6 from 16.6: Audi increased to 20.3 from 19.1: and Mercedez-Benz increased to 12.8 from 11.4. SHARES FOR S50 TORONTO (CP) Trans- Canada PipeLines Ltd. has an offering of an issue of mil- lion of S4.50 cumulative, redeemable, retractable, first-prefered shares, series B. at a share. The proceeds will be applied primarily to 1974 capital ex- penditures. CALGARY (CP) An Alberta citizens group has asked that the provincial in- quiry into the use of megavitamins be opened to the public and removed from the closed door meetings of the medical profession. In a letter sent to Premier Peter Lougheed, the Alberta Citizens Supporting Orthomolecular Medicine said "an inquiry conducted in secrecy by the medical es- tablishment would tend to be biased toward the status quo." 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