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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TUF HERAIP ThunrJny, Apt'l JO. Govt. not ready to discuss m. report on justice system Tlu- Herald l-r-jiilndirc Bureau EDMONTON A t t o r n c y- lent1 rill Moi v Lcilcli was still riot vefldy U'lxliU'sclay to dis- t ti o i-cpoi't uhk'h Alberta's justice .system the moat punitive in (.'unad.i. Art DLxon (SC Calgary- Milliran) reminded the nLtor- ney-pcncral thai lie declined to c in n lent after Ilic report was released April 7. "I was wondering if you had nny comment Mr. Dixon nskcd. Mr. Lcitch said liis department is still gather- ing information. Mr. Leitch has aclmit- U'rt thai cbarpos in tbe report are ''very his com- ments so far have been to dis- credit its findings. !to made tuo points day: Thai Hie report may have overstated number of peo- ple charged witli intoxication in MlKrta, that a cross Canada comparison of leyal systems may have been unfair since ''ihe oiher provincos, at least snme of Ihe oilier provinces, in Canada were not submitting snme kind n[ inrormnluin. "or ns detailed os Al- berta wns submit tJng." The re nor I said that an in- dividual in AHicrln is twice us likely In be convicted of nn of- fiMise, and once convicted, four paid by Ilic provincial govern- the plan, takes Into account school taxes paid by in- dividuals and their ability to taxes based on their in- come. "A maximum credit ol 5140 Is times is likely to be sent to in the form a standard Jiril as in any other province, ncoine lax refund cheque." the Tlio 120-page sliuly by Uni versity of Alberta sociologist Victor MaUhcus lor Ihe Human Resources Kesearch Council, s aid the magistrate system here is more conserva- tive than In other provinces. Judges elsewhere rely more on probation and suspended sentence.5; than judges in Arbor- ta, it said. TY TAX (Irani Nolley, leader of the Alberta New Democraiic parly, says property lax for education should be on an abil- Uy-to-pay basis. Speaking in Ihe legislature during debate on the depnrl- nicnl of municipal affairs' o p c r a L ing expenditure esti- mates for 1972-73, Mr. NoMey said the Albcrla government could learn from a plan imple- mented by Manitoba. This system, the Manitoba education property creihl 1'DMONTON The Conservative fcov- eiTimcuL came under attach Wednesday in the legislature for ils policies for the cities and tor unrestricted aid for elderly residents. Opposition ML As lined up to criticize Dave Russell, munici- pal fif fairs minister, whose SSL.6 million budget was being examined. George Ho T.ern (SC Cal- gary McCall) the municipal af- fairs critic for the Social Credit opposUion, .said that in the elec- tion campaign the Conservatives promised to give the mu- nicipalities the money (hey need to keep their own house in order. Once in office, he charged, the government had 'broken that promise. Mr. Ho tern said the previ- ous Social Credit government had "found it necessary" in 1970 lo hrins in the SiH-mllLiou ceiling on grants to municipali- ties earned from oil revenue. AGAINST GUIDELINES The government of that day, he said, had imposed the ceil- ing under ''terrific force" and said that lo a large degree op- position lo the ceiling had been spawned by the Conservative opposition of the time. He said Premier Peter Lougheed had .said Ihe ceiling was against his guidelines, "So in a very conservative way he has improved things a little by adding that hardly covers the infla- lionary trend of the dollar." Mr. Ho Lorn said Ihe new government had found the ne- cessary money lo aid farmers I don t quarrel with farmers" but had done httle to aid (he cities. "It doesn't meet the needs of member for Spirit River- .lirview said. "The sue of tlic refund would depend on the individual's in- come, marital status and ber of dependents. As income rises, the lax credit would be gradually reduced to For example, a married cou- ple who earns a year ivould get Ihe full JUO refund ivhilo a couple earning get 550. Mr. Notley said "Ihis Is clear- ly a more reasonable and just' way of reducing the property tax load on low-Lncomo groups. 'We have accepted the prin- ciple of progressive income not also institute n progressive school lie criticized the Progressive Conservative government's de- cision lo exempt senior cit- izens, those aged 65 or older from paying a 30 mill schod lax. "While nssislance to senior citizens is highy desirable, thi5 system means wealthy senior citizens expensive prop- erty will save a large amounl of money while savings to poor- er senior citizens will be small "Instead of helping those most in need it will be oi bene fiL to those least in need." Mr. Notley said the Manitoba government's program woult be n belter v.ay la aid senior citizens. He said it Is estimated abou of Manitoba's pen sioners will receive the re- bale and 94 per cent of then get at least Sico. "At the same time, wealth; senior citizens will nol escnp a fair share o property tax for education QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC Copilot Furniture BWg. Dflnlol Mechanic EDDY DIETRICH PHONE 338-76841 THEY JUST "LAUGHED THEIR HEADS OFF" Muur Robinson, a vendor crippled by polio who a busy downtown Toronto intersection, can only manage a look of emptiness as he recounts how four small boys robbed him of Wednesday and then "laughed iheir heads off" as they ran away. Sold Robinson, "I'm n going to worry. I'll just make myself sick." Ha earns 2 o day. (CP Wirepholo' IFest separatism TORONTO (CD Pelcr Lougheed of Alberto made a pilch for Irons-Canada amity Wednesday nifiht, saying nny Idea of Western separatism is a mytli nnd tluil Quebec should nol lie forced into z posi- tion ol isolation. Speaking at tho annual dinner ot Tlie Canadian Press, Mr. Lougliced (old more than 500 Sucsts lhat "western separa- tism simply does not exist." The Progressive Conservative government head n Alberta, the first premier his paiiy has elected there In 30 years, added there should be a major reassessment of Quebec's role in the nation. "Quebec and ils government should not be forced into a posi- tion of isolation If it Is at all Escape clcalh CALGARY (CP) Two men escaped death Wednesday when they managed to climb out of tlicir burning helicopter seconds after it crashed into a field, miles southeast of Canary. Police said the pilot and in- struclor, Fred Wiskar ol Cal- gary nnd student pilot Neil Mc- Lean of Slrathmore received slight bums mi their faces. The helicopter was owned by Peacock Aircraft Lease and Overhaul Ltd. The transport ministry Is investi- gating the accident. possible to avoid Mr. Louchccd said. "There Is common ground. We should consider rcfocnslng at the federal level." Mr. spoke to a gath- ering under the chairmanship of Gabriel Gilbert, first Krcncb- C'anndian president of (be na- tioniil news co-operative in ciyht years. Mr. Gilbert, elected Tuesday, heads Hie Qitcliec daily I.c Soleil. The premier said Canadian government leaders "face lo- rn o r r o u- 's responsibilities today." They had to be than they ever wore before. Mr. Louflhecd said he is com- mitted lo the monarchy but "it should nol be taken for granted." "It is being threatened but it gets us above the battles of po- litical he added. Tho parliamentary system was good, too, but it could be Im- proved and reformed. Speaking of what he described as national industrial strategy, he said it should not be "con- ceived in panic." The future of the oil industry, especially, should be decided in an ordered way. "There is a need to decide where we go on a national he said. can't go along with Ihe provinces going in 11 different directions. "The public is becoming loo conscious of governments fight- ing each other. We'll have to get rid of the adversary sys- tem." FATAL FIRE SCENE damag 'einan CALGARY (CP) A fire in i Polynesian-style restaurant hat killed one fireman and sent nino others to hospital for realrncnt of smoke inhalation resisted nil efforts to ex- inguish it early today, a full day after it started. The undying flames, feeding on plastic decorations and junring between interior walls of south sea decor, the regular walls and The outer shell, pre- vented firemen from reaching the body ot their dead com- rade. The man, described as In his lale 2us and on the force for otie year, overcome by what firemen said was a "superheated wall of gas and smoke." lie was cut off from the others by flames nnd fell lo the floor. North Vietnam wauls peace talks resumed PARIS (AP) Viet- nam delivered (ormal notes to the U.S. and South Vietnamese delegations today calling fo resumption of the Paris peace: talks next Thursday. A U.S. delegation spokesman said the American reply will he made known lalur. State Secretary William Rog- ers .said Monday the United States is not prepared to re- sume peace negotiations while the Communist offensive contin- ues in Soulli Vietnam. The firemen was not Imme- diately identified. Officials said six rescue were sent in lo retrieve Weather and road report SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Residents of Kootenays feel like Albert cms TRAIL, B.C. (CP) Dnrril V.'aiTon, British Columbia Pro- gressive Conservative Leader, said Wednesday thru people in the Kcolcnr.ys feel more like Algerians than British Colum- bians. lie told a parly mceling that "they feel very isolated and more closely tied to Alberta." Mr. Warren said that if hJs party forms the next govern- ment in B.C. the Kootenays will IH> very much a part ot the province. He described the city of Trail as "stagnant and declining" in its dependence upon one indus- try the Cominco Ltd, smelt- er. He said there is an awaken- ing of inlcrcst in and support of liis rebuilding pnvly in the B.C. interior. lie said he arrived in Nelson wii.h little advance notice and knowing few people but 25 persons turned up for a parly breakfast. INSTALLATIONS FREE INSPECTION, ESTIMATES AND INSTALLATION ECONOMY MUFFLERS LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS HOLLYWOOD MUFFLERS iV CUSTOM DUAL EXHAUSTS if SHOCK ABSORBERS if FAST 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3rd AVE, and 4th ST, SOUTH DOWNTOWN IETHBRIDGE At uiual Unbeatable P'icti, Fineit Gunranfeei ef Product and Workmanship Name hurricanes MIAMI, Fin. f AP> The Na- tional Hurricane Centre says Hotly ond Carrie be (he names for the Miroc of the 1072 hurricane KCiison The centre's computer also se Icctct! tho following names nl random for subsequent hurri canes uf Ihc year. Dawn, F.rtna I'Vlicc, Cmla, Harriet. Henc Jane, Kara, Lucilc, Mae find Naclinc. Ihe vicLim hut all to pull back because ol heal and smoke. The body was reported to IIE lying under several fret of wa- ter and hundreds o( pounds of debris. Fire officials said tlie blaze started at A a.m. Werinpsclay, possibly because of a malfunc- tion in Uic furnace and air con- ditioning systems. This general- lianagcV of I h c rc-slauranl, the Beachcomber, esti- mated damage at He aid it vaa insured. Cancel arms talks for second time HELSINKI (AP) -A session of the fclrntegic arms limitation talks was cancelled today for [he second time this week. The SALT session wns post- poned Tuesday because the chief Soviet delegate, Vladimir Snniyonov, had yvuc lo lUoscow lasl weekend. No reason was Riven for tlic postponemenl today. Conference sources indicated the request for cancellation ol both meetings came from the Russians, but n U.S. spokesman said: "Nothing alarming has happened. The working parties have been meeting very lively." Pinchcr Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Grande Prairie Banff......... 'algary Victoria 'enticton...... Yincc George (amloops...... Vancouver tiisktttomi legina....... Toronto Ottawa Montreal....... St. John's..... lalifiix........ Charlolletown ['Yedericton Chicago........ York...... Miami Las Vegas...... Phoenix......... Rome......... Paris....... London Berlin.......... Amsterdam Moscow Stockholm...... Tokyo......... casualties SAIGON (Renter) The Viet Cong Siiid loday lhal 30, CM Soulh Vietnamese govern mcnl troops had been killed wounded or caphircd du the first three vs-ecks of Noi-l Vietnam's, offensive in I ki e SOlllll. 56 53 58 51 55 !ft 54 30 40 XI 3S 37 36 05 81 tO 73 ..02 52 55 50 50 57 40 71 Ticar 30, Friday: Cloudy Inter- vals with Isolated showers, llifihs near Sn. Medicine Hat Today: Sunny with brisk west winds. Highs near 55. Lows near 30. Friday: Cloudy wilh a few showers. ILighs near 55, Calgary periods this afternoon will] tho chance of a shower, N20. Highs near Lows near 2n. Friday: Cloudy intervals with isolated showers, Highs near 45. j Coin in I) i n Kuulcnny Sunny lliis morning becoming cloudy wilh a few showers this afternoon. Tonight and Friday: 37 ,2G Clear with cloudy periods and 3-1 .oJ a few snow [lurries over Ilia ridges. holli days near II L Prc 58 40 4G 38 60 35 61. 2H 53 .15 49 33 56 31 55 43 .02 .01 I.clhbridge Today: Sunny. Wnils W20 wilh gusts lo 40. llighs near nn. Lows 50. Lows tonight nround 30. Montana East nf CoiUincnlal Divide Partly cloudy lodny and Fri- day. Scattered showers ex- treme soulheast portion loday and siiowers over western mountains Friday. Warmer lo- day and tonight. Warmer south- east portion Friday. Highs lo- day and Friday 55 lo 65. Lows tonight 25 lo 35. of Divide Increasing cloudiness today with widely scattered showers this afternoon. Cloudy wilh scattered showers tonight and Friday. A little cooler Friday. Highs today 50 lo CO. Lows to- night in 30s. Highs Friday 45 lo 55. SPECIALS! SPECIALS AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES EASY TtfOL SEED AND FERTILIZER DRILL AND PLANTER FILL SYSTEM SEED EXTRA ACRES A DAY AND ELIMINATE BACKACHE 1 4 THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY will offer T972-I973 Evening Courses in Social Work TOR CREDIT OR NON-CREDIT TO BE HELD AT IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA SOCIAL WORK 315 (first 1erm) Communication ond Social Fnlerocljon SOCIAL WORK (second Icrm) Social Welfare 01 a Social Initillttion Professor A. Armitoge, Ailillon! Direelor of the Bachelor of Social Work Program, Univcnity of Calgary will ba available for comullation wilh proipectivo iludenh in Iclhbrrtlgo. DATE; April 25, 19X5 TIME: p.m. PO p.m. LOCATION: lethbrirlga Family 1120 7th Avenue Soulti To mako tin appoinlmenl, ploaso phono 327-5724 PLOW AND HARROW AS YOU GO WITH A MJD-WEST HARROW MOUNTED QUICKLY AND EASILY WE WILL ACCEPT BARLEY AT AND WHEAT AT PEH BUSHEL WHILE STOCKS LAST 4 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUUTKSY OF A.MA All highways In the Letti- bridgo district are bare and dry. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, bare and dry. There are 75 per cent loading rc.'.U'ictions on the following highways' Highway 61, from 12 miles east of the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and from 1 mile south of Foremost lo Manybcr- rics. Highway 62, from Magralh lo Del Honita. Highway 3, from Grassy Lake lo Medicine Hal. .Secondary road ft05 from Highuay 2 lo (he RiMly Ilivpr Bridge near Glpnwowl. Secondary road 870 from 3 miles north of Foremost lo 10 miles north of Foremost. TORTS OF ENTnV (Oprnlng and Closing Tlmcst: Contt.l 21 hours; Carway 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m Tionita n .m. to 6 p.m.; floosovillo, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; II.C., 24 hours; ['orlhill Hykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chid Mountain rloaul WiMhorse, a.m. lo 6 p.m. ;