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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD Wednesday, April 25, 1973----- MOLTZAUN KOT11 WILSON WHARTON VANDE VOLK DE BOER PABKER Restrictions needed on gun size, licensing? Gun control laws: Would they cut down on violence? SIMPSONS Stretch-stitch automatic even has pull-out chain basting stitch 169 98 "Charge If" on your All Purpose Account A lightweight Kenmore puts magic at your fingertips! Sews any oi fabric from denims knits Automatically does oil the most wanted si icries Hoi drop-in corns for super-reverse end embroidery stitches. There's even o bostmg stitch. Flick a Sever for reverse. Soap-in buttonholer 10 sizes, 3 styles You con even do fancy stitching in two colours using the twin provided. Price includes operating lesson. T zig-zag arri most-used at touch of a dial Stretch Stitch Stitch Straight Stitch RegS 69.98 portatae Our smoothest quietest st s'tfcb features drop feed bobbin- winder with automatic shut-off. 20-yr. guarantee on head. Jewing Mochinc' STORE HOURS Open Dnilr from 930 a.m to 530 pm, Thwn end Fn 9 30 o m to <5 00 p m Centra Village Moll Bj D'ARCY RICKARD Herald District Editor FORT MACLEOD Mem- bers of the Fort Macleod Fish and Game Association, like many southern Albertans who never pick up a rifle, are con- cerned with preservation of hunting as a sport and also with protection of society Opinions are sharply divid- ed, however on how these goals can be achieved Where one member says one thing, another member takes the opposite view Does this nation need strict- er gun control? One member says "Yes, in busy hunting zones there should be a re- striction on gun si2e Also an age limit should be set on persons purchasing guns and gun sizes allowed should be set according to age Any hunter under the influence of liquor should have his licence revoked for one full year SUFFICIENT Another member says control is sufficient for legal allowed firearms." Sportsmen are adamant on one point, however, believing that it is not usually the sportsmen's gun that commits a cnme.' Others are not aware of gun control laws as applied to criminal intent or use One sportsman was asked, Will the registration, volun- tarily, of all guns owned by private citizens help prevent an increase in crimes of vio- lence? He answered "Any person who voluntarily regis- ters his gun is not out to com- mit a cnme A bad thing about gun registration is that should a country that has its guns registered be conquered by another country the ene- my can use the registration records to take guns from people and leave them de- fenseless This happened in the Netherlands during the Second World War The Ger- mans confiscated all register- ed 'NO DARN WAY' Another sportsman asked the same question, says 'No darn way He says, ''The gun was known as an instrument of destruction from the day it was invented People will have to be made aware of its other uses Does the gun kill or is it the person who holds the gun? Says one sportsman: "The person who holds the gun A person who wishes to kill will do so witii or without a gun" Sportsmen generally be- lieve that criminals will ob- tain guns whether or not all guns aie icgtstered Is it pos- sible to keep guns away from criminals' "Absolutely not The criminal will find some means of obtaining and using a gun1' Another says, "No way." What is the value of the hunter-training program? 'NOT COMPLETE ANSWER' "Not the complete answer' At present flie only means of gaming first-hand knowledge of proper handling and game identification." Another hunter said- "It trains a person to be a care- ful, law-abiding sportsman. I think anyone who wishes to obtain a hunting licence, for the first time, should be re- quired to have taken a hunter- tra'ning course'' Names have been withheld in this story to encourage sportsmen to speak their minds on this controversial issue Women of Unifarm to tour seed plant, Sunshine Ranch WARNER (HNS) of Unifarm. District 14. meeting in the Warner Memorial Li- brary. learned Jefferson wo- men plan a tour of the Western Canada Seed Processors plant and the Sunshine Ranch Coal- dale, April 26 Women present were invited to attend. j McNaUy local held bridge i and whist parties during the Winter Their project was their j prize-winning song for Women of Unifarm They also present- ed 4-H awards j Raley gave showers to brides and catered to auction sales. Warner's main studies have been new ideas in home-making and handicrafts. They attend to senior citizens and shut-ins. All groups support Pennies for Friendship Mrs. Inga Marr, vice-presi- dent of provincial Women of Unifarm. spoke on the use and abuse of drugs to prepare mem- bers for the recommendations of the Le Dain commission on drugs. At present members are studying the possible legaliza- tion of marijuana. Members were urged to be prepared to accept or reject legislation by studying the pros and cons. They were told to use all ap- proaches in the community, schools, churches and private homes to make people more in- formed In six years, in some rural areas, marijuana (canr.a- bis) has become just as social- ly acceplbie as tobacco and alcohol Another survey showed that families that work and play to- gether. that have thines to do. hare no Jime to wander about to find something to do Panels are the ehiJdren's example Drags are no respecter of age. wealth, position, or area. Drugs are not the answer to fife problems, they can possi- bly give relief but leave dam- aging and deadly side affects The additive? cause more harm than the pure thing Addicts should be treated as victims of any other contagious disease Members divided into groups to discuss and answer a set of i questions, pertaining Jo the recommendations ture. home economics has taken a stand that the' home economists must makej marketing, agricutural pro- duce, development and preser- vation of the family farm her priority program Such incidentals such as judg- ing at fairs will be dropped from her program. Intensive "judging with the objective of training people in the community to judge foods, clothing and handi- crafts, have been started. One such school will be held af Lethbridge or Taber, May 9 ant 10 Those interested may notify Miss Tatem. From this, a letter of pro- test, a resolution and recom- mendations will be sent to the department of agriculture from this convention as well as from all locals, protesting this action tbe LeOam report on oaniwbis. The 1974 District 14 confer- ence unll be bek! Cardston. Mass Marilyn Tatem. home economist informed the group, thai department of agricoi- i (Gulf) SPRING THAW TUNE-UP SPECIAL 6 cylinder 20" (Includes Labor) SERVICO CENTRE 3316 1st Ave (Aerou from the Stockyards) OPEN t AM. TO 5PM April 27, 1973 8 cylinder 28 (Includes labor) HERE'S WHAT WE DO (new) Champien spark (new) condenser (new) points test cooling system, check rod and hosei up power steering, tranwnitsion end cylinder battery windshield fClean all iiniJi end owt Wacowtn mat and fnh exhovst f Check front end fwpension Ktxamine and linkage all end wanoh PHONt FOf AN TODAY 328-9228 ;