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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wctlncitfuy, April 26, 1772 7Ht 1I7IIORIDGC HCRAID 19 If your local crook has a shotgun, give him whatever he wauls! iiy jm MAYIIII: Herald Slaff Writer K a guy is holding you up with a sawed off shotgun, give liim what lie wauls. Don't argue, advises Detec- tive Inspector (jlci) Michel- sou or the city police force. The ciff shotgun is Glen over weapon trophies. the most dangerous weapon used by rubbers, he wM. The handgun, however, is (he weapon most often usrvj by robbers. A robbery with ''actual nr implied force" carries a pen- alty of up to life in prison plus whipping, one of the few sections in the Criminal Code of Canada which makes pm- vision for whipping. The pen- ally was imposed because of the severity atid dangers as- sociated with robbery. Possession of an offensive weapon or an imitation of a weapon dangerous to peace could land a person in jail for up to five veins, lie said. Some of the prohibiU-il weapons which could earn a person five years in the ju-j include: sawed off shotgun or rifle, a handgun, switch- blade knife, blackjack, a pellet gun or any noti working mode! of any of these. The penally would depend on the circum- stances under which the se.ssor is caught. Inspector Michelson sairl one thing merchants and other business people iiuvc to do, is get rid of the alti- tude "it couldn't happen to me." With the growing drutf problem and the high cost of supporting the habit (SL50 to SilOO a a holdup could happen to anyone, anytime or night, he said. Outlying hanks and stores with few employees are pre- ferred targets by robbers and are the most vulnerable. Whal can robbery victims do before, during and after a holdup to preserve life and and limb and to assist in ap- prehension of the crook or crooks? Hail money can be uf con- siderable benefit in identify- ing and convicting a robber, Jnsji. MIchelson said. Unit money is simply a mimbcr of hills which have had their serial numbers re- corded by the business estab- lishment When handing over money to a robber the bail money is slipped in with the rest. Kvery bank, motel, hotel, service station and other business should have bait money available, Insp. Mich- i elsun said. Other precautions would be Ifj have people responsible fur holdup procedure and posting of bulletins in lunch- rooms out Lining procedure. a holdup is under way. take delaying action, t Insp. Michelson advised. Try fainting, asking questions. Give the alarm as soon as i possible. Obey the robber. Don't do any more than asked or told 10 (lO. Construction contract awarded Concentrate nil de-.sei ip- lioJis, CJcl as much detail ns possible on the individual's height, weight, color of hair'. manner of speech, distin- guishing murks, elotlK's, dis- guises used and whether gloves were worn. Jf ik-re is, more than one. concent on the one nearest you. Memorize win-re they slum! and what they touch. Smooth surfaces such as LI ml count orlops are ideal 1m- fin gerprints. If gloves were not worn, il will SHVC police lime by knowing exactly v.liai 1 touched. Do not handle holdup noies i also may prove he good for fingerprints, Slip in the bail rmmey. !f no actual v.earjinis are k shown, one can he lairlv cer- tain the robber doesn i really have any and it could Iji1 sidercd fairly safe tn lulldw him at a distance alter In1 leaves the premises. When he leaves, c r 1 i n staff members should JJM (Jiu a different dour Jroin Ihe one the robber used and iollnw Obtain the color, rm'ke and licence number Ihe escape vehicle, if possible Lock the doors ihc pmu- isc-s. Keep r'ear m mm 53S3 the police station. Fur ihu f the sake of speed, meet the i police at the door with des- criptions, what arms, if any, were used, and other perli- neiil data. Businessmen are adviMid to phone the police if they see a suspicious person loitering about, the premises. For businesses w ti i e h make regular trips Io tin- bank with deposits, he ad- vised (hey change their schedules and their routes. It is belter to have two pci- SOILS making the deposits, he suggested, with one person walking several yards behind the other, Many people have tlunigiii it happen to them until it did, said Insp. Midi clson. Tiiere's no such thing as being too cautious Induy. The inspector said he did not favor the use of handguns by business people. There is considerable risk of having them turned on the business- men, injury to innocent by- standers in a shooting fracas and other problems. He explained, for example, that police can only use their pm if lives are endangered. "We almost have to iniil MMiH-lmdy shoots nt us ir.-t" '.o avdid legal entangle- if'iji1-. 1 'lliir iiaii'vcr you do, im i witli a guy holtl- ,i xiwril-olf j hotgun.'' Any person with >n recjuiring nssis- iiiiv in Ceiling up a rob- i'Ev in'ofcduti1. is inviled to ibe ilt-leclive branch departmeni. iAM JANE'S BREAST N v. ILH i v, tloos (he i iiii'iti sometimes Bcx- p.'iiiy1.' Shnukl jhi! 1'c-mala IK- jnui'ii i Jusi n, n jincl ;i prop io tlm J low is llifc breast; hy nurs-" arid niunofKinse'i' cJok'iorw rcrnniniend to v.'hosi" broriafw nra lihtr TM) rinaif, or ino large? answer in Way lliircsi. Also Iparrt n; -mi', lusl. I Sltnplo t.-ii-ynnr-i.'lf io chet'k if ranc'cr. Read T Alt 's -one of 3S comes to ige Mall Opening Thursday, April 27th at a. PLAN ON FASHION Solly Shops have all the new styles on the Fashion Scene today. PLAN ON SAVINGS at Sally Shops you can dress yourself without shooting your budget. Come and see Many wonderful buys! m. THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY ON ANY PURCHASE OF AND OVER NEXT TO SIMPSONS-SEARS IN CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Cily council Monday ap- proved the award of a con- tract to Paul Stober Construc- tion Limited of Medicine Hat i for the construction of side- walks, curbs and gutters in the city this summer. S f o b e r Construction sub- mitted the low bid of for tile job. A delegation at the meeting, representing the Lethbridga and District Labor Council, protested the city's action in chosing the Medicine Hat firm, The protest was based on the facL that Stober Construction is a non-union outfit and al- legedly pays it employees "al- most a dollar less than other contractors who had bid on the same project." Sharon Norton, the Labor Council representative, called for a "fair wage clause" fo be included in all future city con- tracts. She said the contractors us- ing union help pay more bene- fits than non-union contractors. She also protested the "prob- ability11 thai Stober would bring labor in from outside the j city will hinder the chances of about IGO local men getting a job this summer. Alderman Chick Chichcstcr took issue with Mrs. Norton. He interpreted her protest as "the taxpayers of this j city should subsidize the unions demands.'' However, for future con- tracts, council instructed the city solicitor to prepare a res- olution in draft form conccrn- :ng fair wage specifications. I ACME TELEVISION LTD. PRESENTS THE i M X -j- _-iUf MRV question tabled The subject of motorized rec- reational vehicle use in the cou- lees came up once again iUon- (fay and once again city coun- i cil was undecisive. A recommendation from the city manager that 40 acres of land .southwest of Scenic Drive I and fllh Ave. S. be set aside lor MHV-uscrs was tabled penci i infi consultation with the Old- man River Regional Planning Commission. After much discussion, com- munity services director KarllcH told council if the terms of the Andrew report on (he river valley area are fol- lowed. Ihe land in Question "is not designated for MRV use." Tlu Andrew report is a com- prehensive survey of the en- lire river willcy and coulee area within (lie city including recrim mended uses foi' each piil'L ('ity Manager Tom N'uMinp told council the area fie hri( recoiumcjidod is "Ihe easiest lo- cation (o set up within the for control purposes lie Mtid '-consideration of cer- tain groups in losi'ii would help to i-ool things down." referring (o providing an area for M1IV- u.ser-.s. Alcleiman Kolch his disapproval of the propo- "TJiis sporl does mil helong within the cily." Uf said the residents closest In Ihc area .should hair MIR ,J right to sa> whether 01- not they want MRV's run near their properly called for a pub- lic hearing on Ihe matter, Aid. Vera ed designation of the for "might keep some of Ihem off (lie cily j Total Automatic r> I n I keeps lolor Consoles dP r fVo "'Ore "rj up no more fjrc-en or face-si Yr 'I q, t i pivftC! V -f I i nlrr r IT College Mall and 535 13 St. North ;