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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IfTHBRlDGE HERAIO Friday, April 14, 197? 'WJHS students launch petition A Junior Hifih School laimch- i'il a simKilun" collection cam- today for a petition to Premier I'CUT [.ouplipetl oppos- ing the l.nkc Louise dcvolop- flH'llt [irOJL'Cl. M tlic school started al 11 a.m. Amelia Hessi'ling, one nt the another campaign to colU't't signatures will be field iMonrlny rnoi ninfi at Wins t o n Churchill Hit-It School. Mis1? Ik's.sclinji sniil the pro- poFC'l I .ike Louise project "could mean the end to ii hi-an- tiful national park and endan- ger (he waler life there. "We hope to tfet at least 500 names on this petition, to send to Premier Lourjhccd and hnpo tie take notice of our con- she said About 20 of the 700 students ot Wilson Junior High took part in the campaign, encour- aged by Robert Tarleck, a teacher with the school ami newly elected president of thu Lcttibrirlgc branch of Ihe Com- mittee for an Independent Can-' ada. Educational TV shows on forts Edmonton new color films pro- duced in Ailjcrta for Alberta school brondcasl.s will be shown on the provincial network of CBC television on USD succes- sive .Mondays, April 17 and April 21. 10 to a.m. The first in Hie new series, Henlnge and Horizons, will be "Fort Kdmonton." It was film- ed on location a; the site of the reconstructed Fort Edmonton. by Warron Graves, the story of early fur-trading days ili KorL Edmonton is brought lo life by costumed ac- tnrs playing the roles of John Uowanil the factor (Ron George Simpson, gover- Humane Society interested The Lcthbridge anil District Humane Society has requested citizens to report any cases of animals in distress, especially those whore unwanted pels have been lelt. in the and face death from exposure and star vation. People having pels which they cannot keep for any rea- BOii arc requested to take them to the Lcthbridge Animal She! ter. The Lethbridge and District Humane Society, or LDHS, was formed six months ago and H working relntionsliip with tho City Animal Shelter and Green Acres Animal Hospital. Tho society has found homes (or stray animals and relurnei. lost pels, including one For Macleod owner's dog that ha( been taken by a motorist to Ed m on ton. Complaints of neglect of do- mestic animals on district farms were investigated, and pet shops and department slorp pel departments were inspect- ed regularly. Incidents have occurred tthero pets have been run over and neglected by byslanders. People arc requested to give Whatever aid they can to the animal and lo report the oc- currence to the LDHS. The Society may be contacted lor reports or information at 327-7528 or 322-9549. nor of the Hudson's Bay Com- pnny, (Jim Dougall) and Fatli- T Albert Lacombc as the ycmnjj tricst from St. Albert. (Laurent The story is together jy a modern-day narralor, Mike Denscombc, who wanders nlo the past and talks to ihe nen of Fort Edmonton SCCOTX! in the series is "Fort the slory of the fa- nous Irek of the NWMP across the UTcslcrn in iBV-1, and the establishment of tbo southern Alberta post to com- bat the whisky trade. Five RCMP constables from 'K" division, Edmonton, offer- ed to act in the film as North West Mounted Police recruits, j and were approprintoly mii-1 'ormed in Ihe outfits of the NWMP. i They local aclors [.en Crow as Colonel Mac- .eod, John Rivet as Colonel Prench and Bill Meilen as the Metis guide, Jerry Pntts. Scenes in the country with worses, wagons nnd one of tho original nine pound cannons added color and excitement lo the dramatized story. Scriptwriter w a s Warren Graves. Special artifacts and photos were used in both films, courteRy of tho provincial mu- seum and Archives of Alberla, and the Glcnbow Museum, Cal- gary. The Alberla government Telephones film, "Growing To- will be telecast for school broadcasts on the Alberta .network of Ihe CDC. al 10 am. as the Ihird film in the series, for Grades 5 to 8. This film tells the story of communi- cations in Alberta from smoke signals to satellites. A special introduction to the television program was pre- ared al Vista 33 in Edmon- on's AGT Tower. Here the lat- st in communicalions tcchnol- gy stands side by side with mseum pieces such as tlie arliest telephones used in the irovince. The Alexander Brothers White Heather sold out Tickets have been sold out for the semi annual White Heather Conccrl to be held at 8 p.m. in the Paramount The- atre April 26. Featured artists on the pro- gram arc the Alexander Broth- ers, making their fifth appear- ance on the Canadian tour. Also performing are comedian Neil Ow.n, vocalist Anne Fields, Scottish opera soprano Jose- phine McQueen, accordionist Bill Marshall and piano accom- panist Ken Haynes. Legal scene ha In historic southern Alberla By I.AKUY III'.NNETT 'llcrillil Staff Wilier Tlic legal Iiislory o[ southern Allwrla began with the arrival of tlic North West Mounted Po- lice in 107-1, says Judge L. S. Turcollc. hundred and fifty murders were reported ill Hie North Wesl Territories in 1072, 'creating a serious nncd for law enforcement he told the Wlioop Up Chapter o[ the Historical Society of Alber- L. The same legislation which crealcd the NWMP, the prede- cessors of the RCMP, also pro- vided for the appointment of justices of thu peace and slipen- diary magistrates. 'There arc no records of com- plaints concerning Ihii adminis- tration of justice, even though ihe magistrate often took the role of informant, arrester, judge and lie said. During this period in time Col. J. I1'. Macleod was the as- sistant commissioner of police and on the departure of the French from the district he was left in command in southern Al-1 gons used lo transport it worn iierta. "Early justices of the peace and magistrates paid strict at- :ention to legal forms and the rights of the accused. Persons had been arrested and charged w c r c often released when it was discovered a techni- cality of the law had not been he said. The first newspaper report of a case in southern Alberta court appeared in the first issue of [he Fort Macleod Gazette in 1882. Tlic story reported a man had been fined when he was found guilty of assaulting an- other man. The court gave the convicted mr.n an alternative of 10 days in jail if he dirt not pay the fine. As a result of the sen- tence imposed, the assaulted man paid the other's fine rather than see him serve the 10 days. Most of the court cases in southern Alberla in the IBOOs dealt with the illegal traffick- ing of liquor. Substantial amoinits of liquor were often seized and horse teams and wa- confiscated by the Crown. The legal headquarters for southern Alberta was Kort Mac- leod most tif the court cases had to he tried there. The first ccurt house built in southern Alberta was complet- ed at Fort Macleod in 1002, nnd not replaced until last year, The Judicial District of Lclh- bridgc was not formed until 1308. Lethbvidge did not get a court house until 1911. 'As more persons moved west the main items of wealth became horses and sid Judge Turcotte. Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba and later Kdtnon- ton Penitentiary housed many men for periods of from five Lo 10 years when they were con- victed of Iheft of horses or cat- tle." he said. Another serious offence in the early 1900s was deliberately setting a prairie fire. Hccords show one fire complclely en- gulfed nine townships and par- tially destroyed eight others. The Canadian Pacific Railroad was often represented in court when :i slray spark from rain ignited a fire. The last recorded hanging In occurred in 1911 vhcn Wash Chohater was hang- ed in the NWMP stables which vere in the vicinity of what s now the Civic Centre. To become a lawyer during .his period, all lliat was re- quired was that a man had to study at a lawyer's office lor .liree yecrs and pass a test ad- ministered by p judge. Many cases of sedition where lean! in southern Alherta dur- ing the First World War. To Local firm doesn't City hall's filing system to undergo 18-month change ANNOUNCEMENT MR. GORDON ClOSE Mr, Lome Fronz, soldi man oger of Fleming Melon, Take pleasure in the announcement o Gordie Cloic lo Iheir jolei stafl Gordon has been in lha sole field for over 8 yean, end well qualified lo looV offer your aulornolive In vjlcs all hii many friends anc customer i lo drop in and sr hello. FLEMING MOTORS LTD. 7th 51. nnd 1st Ave. S Ph. 357-1591 Private school okay ivith MFC A private school during the iummer months for children ive lo 12 years old was ap- proved by Ihe Municipal Plan ling Commission Wednesday. An application had been sub- mitted to the MFC and approv ed last month with the condl tion that the applicant get thi approval of the school board Uie health department and thi department of social develop- ment. That decision was subsequent ly rescinded on the ruling tha commission approval was ullrt vires. This time, the application wa submilled with (he approval o the various agencies. The project still requires th consent of the federal "overn ment under the Opportunitic for Youth program. About 10 students arc expecl ed to participate in the projecl instructing between 30 and E children at Flectwood Bawdc Elementary School. A spokesman for the grou said the school will be avai able for married university an college students who v.ish work during the summer and need a place for their children to stay. There will be httle or no charge for Ihe service, the spokesman said. By JIM MAYB1E Herald Staff Writer II and R Block Income Tax o. in Lelhbridge is not in the isiness of offering cjish for A slips. Uoy Aldous. L ethbrldgc ranch manager, said his firm :i no way involved with hree Calgary firms which raided by RCMP Wed- csday. The three Calgary firms like's Income Tax Service, pot Cash Income Tax Service nd Q and R Income Tax Scr- ice Ltd. offer cash in ex- hauge [or the right to income ax refunds. They make their money by aying less than the future of the returns. Mr. Aldous suggested an in- lividual could make as much is SI.OOO, a day discounting T-4 lips and preparing simple re- urns. He said the owner of the TM lips generally receives a third o a half of the value of the re- urn. The company making up he return has the client sign document giving the firm the lower of attorney to sign Ihe cheque when it arrives it the firm's office. Mr. Aldous said his firm re- ceives up to six- or seven calls day from persons wanting to know if If and R Block will buy their T-4 slips. One person followed Mr. Alclous for a couple of blocks rying to talk him into purchas ng a T-4. The chap said he should have about cominf7 jack from the government ant offered Mr. Aldous the T-4 for >50 cash, claims Mr. Aldous "II and R Block is not, and cannot be involved directly or indirectly with buying or dis counting T-4 said Mr Aldous. There are no large firms in Lcthbridge. similar to those in Calgary, discounting T-l slips There could he some individ uals in Lethbridge discounting T4 slips or making loans on them, but no reports dr com plaints of such actions h; come to thfc attention of loca police. Mr. Aldous said the discount JUDGE L. S. TUIICOTTE escape impending charges, many men joined the Canadian SAVE LIVES Early detection and prompt treatment saves lives from can- cer. Have an annual health check. up including cancer tests, your Canadian Cancer So- ciety urges. McColl named CFAC radio manager Norm BoLtcrill of Calgary, vice president of Selkirk Hold- ings, announced management changes affecting radio station CFAC in Calgary and C-IOC ra- dio and television in John McColl, manager of CMC radio since I9M and of CJOC television since will become manager of CFAC ra- dio in Calgary, fie is a native of Lcthbridge and joined CJOC shortly after the Second World War. Tlis replacement will he an- nounced shortly. a me next J.H mom us, me lling system at city haJl imormauon is "ume-onsuminj; and not he said, mere are old bylaws on the hooks "The restrictions on alcoholic a complcle change. The new system will involve a compatible records filing and retrieval system for all city Manager Torn Nutting said n an interview. 'All it does is uarantee employment." Records management is have no practical purpose today, he saul. "One by-aw will give you the authority to do somc'thing and during prohibition which started in 1916 resulted in numerous high speed auto chcses between 'rum runners' ions full use by all he said. An efficient will take that police. One of the most dra- ng o! T-4 slips is not of is "critical" lo reduce roblems. Firms in the now used only of council this week of a police officer and tho ess have experienced police department; the new program will a expenditure I o execution of a man cms with persons filling addition of a on the amount of and Kellogg woman who had been deal- ummy T-l slips, collecting of all city and lime" lo implement the new' in the illegal liquor, ha ash and then disappearing he-ore Ottawa informs the an indexed booklet. As it is now, the process record keeping, Mr, Nuttmg The first recorded divorce in hat there is tio such of IhaL system v.ill be courts Look place in Some individuals have even nade false declarations, slat-ng that they have larger located reference ibrary including information rom each city Since the end of the Second World War there has been a Ues than they really do in or-Icr lo collect a larger it is now, tlie problem is n retrieval of important decrease in the number of judge nnd jury trials, and without an increase in the number Most of the discounting )laces now do a check on the ndividual similar to those tour dear, chronological submissions to city council, Mr. Nul-ing in southern Alberta Magistrate's court, or provincial judge's court as it is now )y finance companies, Mr. said. They discourage or refuse to buy the T4s of ransients and check employers and neighbors to determine (he accuracy of statements. In Wednesday's raid RCMP seized thousands of documents. They began investigating the companies under the Small jOans Act following complaints about the cost of the services. No charges have been Brian a Lelhbridge nntive and son ol Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Wardman, 416 12lh St. B N., has been awarded an Tntcrnalional Con-t r o 1 and Security Commission medal for his one year lour of duty in Laos. A member of the Canadian Air Force sinco 1952, Major Wardman was Ihe only Canadian officer on the Vientianne consolidation is Lethbririge brothers were remanded without plea in manislrale's court until April 17 when they requested time to consult with thoir laswer in Calgary. Orvillc. George and E r 1 c li Lowe were charged with causing a disturbance in a licensed premises ane! assault of other men, following an incident nt the Marquis Hotel lale Saturday handles about CO per cent of all criminal cases. Since tho death penalty has been revoked few jury trials are held in the district or supreme courts. Judge Turcotte said the research lie had done in preparation of the lest ol his speech proved llic newl for an like the Southern Alberla Historical Society. Except lor one notebook, no legal records prior to 1908 Cadet Week next week Tlie No. 11 Squadron RC (Airl Cadets will mark llic served as team officer Air Cadet Week with Lowe, the youngest available, and there arc Vientiane ICSC lurch parade al tlie three, is also charged which remained un- 'Hat group sine's Life for tlie first six months of his lour. During the final six months he was tbe operations officer responsible for the Laos portion of intergovernmental lurch UCAIH celebration Sunday at a.m. in the Letli-bridge Exhibition Pavilion, Air Cutlet Week is April 10 [o entering a licensci premise and will plead to that charge April he said. QUALITY DENTURE 4 I CUNIC H Ihe cadcls contribution to the Capilol Furniture Bldp, B Sunday at Wardman is now chic ground instructor at 426 Training Squadron, Canadian Arme< Forces in Trenlon, a city wide peanut drive during Ihe evening, witli pea-nuts to be sold at SI per of the Canadian Cancer Society is an investment in the future health of all CerlifietJ Denial Mechanic 1 i EDDY DIETRICH 1 PHONE 328-7604HM The Winning Sound, a cine Hat singing group will present the musical Life, by Skillings, Sunday at 7 p.m. the Nor bridge C'rfcUHfc.n A Church, 1402 8th Ave. SB gf 1 1 jf P flfB U ffvJfj The group originaled Russell and C a r 1 y Stewart of LcLhbridge E years ago with 25 high school students under the direction, to the- executive of (no Historical Society of Alberla SPECIAL INTEREST TO ALL BUSINESS Jo-Ann Penner, and has since grown lo 37 members who Society's annual meeting. President is James Pnrker BE HELD Christian contemporary music. The musical features songs such as Bom Again, elected for his sec ontl term; vice president i Dill Sampson ot APRIL and Il's a Thing That Barrass and The public Is Invited to both ol Calgary, wcr elected secretary and CHAMBER OF COMMERCE und LETHBRIOGE CITY CAPTAIN RANCHO CONVENTION vni liriBlx} PROGRAM EVENING Managemcnr Supervisory Personnel) Management, HIS FLOATING p.m. REGISTRATION p.m.-Sociar Period "No Hoir" p. Dinner (Included in Hold-up Prevcnlion CANTATA (In Popular Burglary Prevention 10.00 p Shopliffing Commercial Proud (Securifics, eft.) Frnud In.Slorc Personnel Socurily Ample Question ond Aniwrr SUNG ST. MONICA'S PER PERSON Lclhbridge Chamber Membors Inc. incL SUNDAY, APRIL n arrange for your requirement prior to April M, 1972 Chamber of Commerccr 102, Avenue St. Augustine's Anglican Church CJOC Proudly Presents One of the mo it requeued groups in ?ha IDS! year. Formerfy called "Sleepy John" from Spokane, Washington. BLIND WILLIE ALSO HEAR ONE OF ALBERTA'S BEST BILLY NICKLE' SHOW DANCE COMBINATION SUNDAY, APRIl 16 Lethbridge Civic Centre 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DUE TO THE TERRIFIC CROWD EXPECTED DOORS OPEN P.M. All Tickets Available At The Door ;