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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ENJOY A HAWAIIAN CRUISE with P O cruise line 14 days from Departures May through July 1973 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centra Village Mall Phone 328.3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, April 28, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 24 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Uthbridge, Alberto Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Moll Phone (403) 328-7411 ADDING MACHINES Ottawa office justified Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Opposition members of the legislature were told Friday that they have no more rights than any other Albertans to the ser- vices of provincial informa- tion and surveillance agencies, However. Premier Lough- eed said Southern Albertans will receive better communi- cation with the establishment of an ombudsman's office in Calgary by Sept. 1. Roy Wilson (SC-Calgary Bow) asked 3f the provincial "listening: post" office in Ot- tawa is available to oposition MLAs with enquires into fed- eral matters. Don Getty, minister of fed- eral and (intergovernmental affairs, said no, that the Ot- tawa office is essentially to represent the Alberta govern- ment in its dealings with oth- er governments. However, opposition MLAs, like other Albertans, can make enquiries through' the intergovernmental affairs de- partment, the minister added. The appointment of former Edmonton Journal reporter John Lindblad to head the Ot- taxva office was made Friday. Mr. Wilson asked if toll-free telephone service is available. Mr. Getty said no. "There's a department of federal and intergovernmental affairs here in the province and surely any MLA can con- tact that department said the minister. Mr. Getty explained that Mr. Lindblad's .duties will be to represent the provincial government in "all matters in which he is requested to represent the government." In addition, the Ottawa dir- ector "will be responsible for obtaining information that would be of interest to Alber- tans or the Alberta govern- ment there are a variety of matters that a government representative can he said. Premier Lougheed took the opportunity to answer a ques- tion posed recently by Henry Rusto (SC-Wainwright) as to whether toll-free telephone calls can be made to the om- budsman or the new farmer's advocate. Ombudsman George Mc- dellan won't accept collect calls because "essentially these complaints need to be in said the premier. However, the government Is considering a zenith num- ber for the farmer's advocate, being established to investi- gate complaints about farm- ing problems. The city Briefly Speaking Toe nail clinic planned Ranchers and fanners in the Pincher Creek region can attend a special clinic to learn how to trim cattle and horse toe nails Tuesday at the Com- munity Auction Market. Dr. Charlie Zacher, a veter- inarian and Dave Simpson, an area horse shoer, will show interested persons how to trim their animals' toe nails. Properly conditioned feet al- low the animals to move more freely during the summer months. The use of a IrhnmiDg table and the methods of throwing an animal to the ground to do the job will discussed. Hooves from slaughtered animals will be used to ex- plain the parts of the nail area. Grants to 2 local agencies The provincial government has approved two grants to- talling more than for Lethbridge agencies. Health Minister Neil Craw- ford said in a release from Edmonton the Lethbridge As- sociation for the Mentally Re- tarded will receive and the Lethbridge Rehabili- tation Society will be award- ed The funds, two of seven grants authorized by the cabinet, will cover the period from April 1 of this year to March 31, 1974. Manufacturers to meet Disobedient wind The gusting 56-miIe-an-hour winds thot struck lethbridge Friday the wind reverse its direction and deposit its masterpiece in a more suit- Ld Twffj Jty- 'u1116018.? ln tMs V6ry iocation' the sanitary landfilL The weatherman says the n d.sobed.ent. While modern art adm.rers may be studying the winds work Alberta area can expect light gusty winds today with a rizzle of fence art today, env.ronmentalists would have preferred to have had throughout the day. The local branch of the Ca- nadian Manufacturers' Asso- ciation will hold its annual meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Guest speaker for the din- ner meeting will be Peter Schopflocher, industrial rela- tions manager for the Great West Garment Ltd. of Ed- monton. Mr. Schopflocker's topic will be the Alberta Labor Act Changes and Implications. scholarship offered Different 18 years ago Guard sees change in jail atmosphere A scholarship is being offered this year to Southern Alberta high school' students from the Lethbridge Folk Arts Council. The award, available to Grade 12 matriculation stu- dents, is to be used for stud- ies at the University of Leth- bridge. Applicants are required to write an essay on the history of any Southern Alberta eth- nic group describing growth, community contributions and customs. Deadline for entries, to TJ of L economics depart- ment, is Sept. 1. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Prison environment has completely changed since the time 18 years ago when Al Lang started work as a -guard at the Lethbridge Correc- tional Institute, or gaol, as it was then called. "The guards hardly talked to each other, and there was no communication between guards and said Mr. Lang, now an assistant deputy warden at the jail, in a Herald interview. The prohibition against guard-inmate discussion was based on the theory that familiarity breeds contempt. If a guard talked to a prison- er and a friendship develop- ed, the theory supposed that the inmate would lose respect for his guard. Alberta sugar promotion sought Prisons at that time, Mr. Lang said, were on the "si- lent system." whereby in- mates were not allowed, un- der fear of punishment, to talk to "each other. "The feeling of tension in the air was very high when I started and it was mainly caused by the silent system. "When you put a man in a cell and don't allow him to talk to anyone, he becomes an he said. Inmates were not allowed to talk because the feeling was that if you allowed them to, they'd be conniving all the time, Mr. Lang said. The silent system was gra- dually abandoned, however, as prison officials discover- ed that talk is the best tber- apy. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau Commission appoints local man The only Albertan to be ap- pointed to the Canadian Human Rights and Civil Lib- erties Association's Board of Directors this year is a U of L Education professor. Dr. Colin Thomson, an as- sistant professor, joined the U of L facuRv in 1971. SMilEY'S PLUMBING GLASS UNEO WATER HEATERS S120 INSTAUED Phone 328-2176 MOVING? OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES MLA. for Taber-Warner Friday tabled in the legislature 15 pounds of granulated Lethbridge sugar to sweeten proceedings and publicize the availability of local farm products. "Alberta produced sugar is a product of quality and has ample supply for all commercial and personal Doug Miller said as page boys dozens of s p o o n-sized packages stamped "Canadian Sugar Factories Ltd., Lethbridge" to JELAs. Municipal Affairs 3VIinister Dave Russell, tired from heavy opposition criticism of the government's new prop- erty tax legislation the pre- vious evening thanked the TsfocrAVarner for the sugar. "When added to the sour grapes contributed by his col- leagues it could make quile a potable brew." Mr, Russell said 1o desk-thumping ap- plause. In teWing the carton fulS of padioltes, Mr. Miller asked what Ihc government is doing "to promote the use of Alber- ta sugar in conHnarciai out- lets and restaurants and ho- tels over Jhe entire province? Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner admitted that the pro- motion of locally grown farm products has been held up by the lack of a small portion packaging industry in the province. However. Dr. Horner said the agriculture department and the industry and com- merce department are active- ly attempting to have a por- tion packaging business es- tablished in Alberta. At present, locally produced goods like sugar are packag- ed elsewhere, he said. Laundry contractor approved PARK'S-NEUSON'S Dry Cleaners ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 6lri St. S. and 1514A 9rti Ave. S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 hoor tailoring blocking SUEDE and LEATHER PROCESSING -Perfect drapery proeetMng The new regional hospital laundry building construction lender was awarded this week Jo G3en LilUc Construc- tion Ltd. of Lethbridge, Glen LiUfe Construction Ltd.'s bid of was the lowest of sis tenders re- ceived by the Lcthbridge Gen- cral and Auxiliary Hospital j and Nursing Home District Boani. The lender awarded calls for the completion of the laun- dry building wilhin five monUis .and !jic operation of the laundry is exported to be- gin shortly after thai. Ten hospitals in the city and Ihc region will be using the laundry. E. S. P. FOX Certified Osntal Mechonic FOX