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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HfBAlP Snluldny. mil) -i .'lllitiides are changing It-.-' r. Prevention key to police wor t> -t- bv MAUREEN JAMIESON Once ngum Ilic patler of little boots re- sounds tln-cmglicmt the land. And wlh the onset of warm weather, I vc no- ticed a mysterious transformalioii Inking place in our home. In fact I'm beginning lo llllnk of ll as a haunted house. 11 seems thai the loiigesl-mnmnt; pennnnctU lloal- ing bnll game is back in with tlin players taking the shortest possible lime out for life's basic necessities: like food, sleep, a f.ivovite TV show, ami. to tht'ir MHTUW. school l-'rnm lime lo time I notice the odd sign Hint our particular mob of players is still living al home. Al when I open the door. I'm greeted with a table piled with dirty dishes, .second-hand sand- wiches shoved down the side of the chesterfield, no no radio jusl an awful, unnatural silence of a deserted ship. In the morning it's the same old story beds rumpled and apparently slept in. dirty laundry de- corating odd bits of furniture, anil the usual diily dishes scattered about. Besides. I just paid twenty dollars to have a broken window fixed, and I know 1 wasn't the cul- prit. Actually, that's a slight exaggeration. 1 do get an occasional glimpse of a stray body at mealtime which by the way, is turning into a running Iraffct. Each child dives in for a quick bile between batting and fielding or whatever. Of course, his life will lay in shattered nuns al his 1'eet if he slays to do the dishes. The game and his entire baseball fu- ture both depend on him being back on the job in six seconds flat. In spile of the fact that by default I'm now chief dishwasher, I do look forward to mealtimes. That's my chance lo check up on whether of any of the mob has had a bath lately, or changed socks, and lo sec if anyone has sprouted a few inches, or turned green. Though one thing I've noticed about the game the whole thing is terribly democratic, with no overt overtones of any type of discrimination. I can say this with a fair ar.ioiml of authority, because our six come in assorted sexes, shapes, sizes and temperaments, and all arc totally involved. The game, of course, has taken over everything. Talk is all about pop flies clothing must be acceptably casual (a hole in Ihe seal of your pants is okay, a yellow dimity dress Ihe last word in em- barrassment) and heated bargaining goes on all the time. It just cost my youngest daughter her maple leaf flag, four glass alleys and an ancient candy bav to get a double to the game when her tire went flat at a crucial moment. chores get done, no errands are being run, and other minor disadvantages abound, but I take it all manfully. After all. these days I do get (o use the tele- phone whenever I feel like it. By MAUREEN JAMIESON Family Editor IJAS1CALLY, the police force hasn't cliAiigcd. actonling lo Ralph MidiclEon, chief of Police in l.olhbridec, although "al- I Uncles have changed, and society itself ha.s changed." The1 Chief admits to one substantial change: the casing up enforcement. lie prefers lo emphasize community involvement, with the basic functions still being prcvci'.Iini: crime aril nicintainini! law ami order. "Enforcement Is certainly involved in lie said, "buc I think it was over-emphasized. By enforcement 1 am talking about non-criminal activities like parking viola- lions and minor driving offences. "The drunk or careless driver if .1 different You've pnt get him off tlio highway. Promotion 1 There's another area where I thought changes should ba in.irlo." We were losing a lot ol ion-year men to industry, and il's pretty expensive'1 to lose men antl Lo recruit and linin o'.hiM's. he said. "We looked to sec what was lie said, and found their was "nowhere to go no advancement. II was dis- A politcm.-in "works four years before lie's a fully-trained serious matters, like not using a side arm. But they would not give him discretion checking motorisls, or willi kills in n minor criminal offence. i "Taking> apples out of somebody's ymd is Ihcfl, yon knov, "Conrl's can't use discretion. Once the charge is liu'd, Ihe court's gnl lo acl according to law. "U'e get lot.s of books, magazines, nnd salt anil pepper shakers anil that sort of thing. "A store can't operate wilh everyone stealing, and if they're caught, don't want to give kids a record, so the pulu'e can use discretion. "And (or minor disturbances nut loo serious we charge under the city bylaw, rather than the criminal code, so a criminal conviction isn't registered. Status 'Toliccmcn nre gelling prclty cxpensivr. llial's u'liy I'm working getting rid of some of the simill jobs we've inherited. "There are other things that could nnil slioml be being done. Police work should have the status rif n profession. Ihe Chief "I've tried to encourage it ns a profession for years, but we've gvl to scpai-alc some of our v.ork. "If (he police function was what the Ml] is invcslign- haulds Photos j, n ana out of toivu ANNOUNCEMENT SUSAN (CAS5IDY) MESZAROS of IclVibrldge and EVA ZACHARIA5, formerly of Edmonton and Saskatoon, hevs joined our ilaff, Both are expert in oil of hdrdreising. To intro- duce iheie fina young ladici, a Shampoo and Set by Sujan and Eva, Tires., Wed., Thun. will ba only 52.50 for tha full monlh of Moy Also JUDY MOLNAR and JOSEPHINE "hello" to ihcir many patrons. wijh 'o say LAKEVIEW BEAUTY SALON PARK PLAZA AREA 2638 i. PARKSIDE DR. Phone 327-4843 constable. He [rains on the job and takes the Chief explained. The old type of operation, v.liich (he Chief called "a carn'-over from old-style mililary was cliangett. present struclnrc gives opportunity for advancement !o c-'-Tei7 man. as his skills and experience he said. "U'e encourage him to participate in training programs and outdoor activities. We encourage him lo go out on his ov.ii. "There are all kinds of training programs, I send tte men on some, but I want (hem to do some on their ini- tiative. "I encourage Ihe men to work with youth groups (or instance, the ncvrly-organized hoxing groups. Antl men go to talk at schools and so on." When Ihe lime comes lor promotion ILI look al what he's doing other than the eight hours he's doing said Chief Michelson. Discretion Nowadays, according to the Chief, there is also "more opportunity (o nse discretion. A police officer has got lo use a lot of discretion." It userl to be that "he was expected lo use discretion in tion and fact-finding, thcre'rl be fessionalizmg." doesn't lake a professional man to ivalk the Ihe Chief claimed. "We've got to separate, u-hich v.c'rc doing. But until we do that, we're- going lo have trouhle professionalizing. "That's why vse've added ranks to the structure. "Certainly a !ol of ranking police oMicers antl ItC.MP are professionals in their fields. Policewomen Commenting on the lack of women In the city police force, he said "I've looked into that, but my authorized' strength of 56 patrolmen is set hy city council. We're slill short of men compared lo Alberta standards. should have 62. "I don'L Inlend to ask for extra strength. I expect the men to do a h'tlle more the Chief sairl, and in re- turn he woutd provide for advancement. But there is a need for policewomen in youth guidance, he said. "The 57th person on the force will be a v.oman, bul we've gol lo maintain patrol staff. Dr. R. F. Fnirljaim, a psychi- atrist from Mctlicinc Hril, will be featured speaker at the an- nual meeting of Ihe Lelhbritlgo Family Service on Tviesdav at 7 p.m. iu Sveu Erickscn's Kam- Hy Restaurant. His lopic will he Ihe commu- nity, in or out, and will begin nl 8 p.m. Dr. Fairhairn was horn in Clarcsholm and receiv- etl bis education there. He is n graduate of trie Uni- versity of Albcrla. Edmonton anrl holds a masters degree from Columbia University, New York. At present, Dr. r-'airuairn la the director of Ihe tleD.irtmenl of psychiatry at Ihe MeOicino Hat General Hospital, has a pri- vate psychiatric practice and chairman of the Sfcdiclne Hal Regional Community Resource Centre Planning Committee. TWO-CHILI) l.IMTT MONTMKAL (CT) No cou- ple has the right to give birth to more than two children, says Dr. Robert fioocllaml, a McGill University ecology profcssoi who is selling up a local branch of Zero Population Growth. Those who want more than two should adopt to avoid "over-straining Ihe resources oi the country In what essen- tially comes down lo a ques- tion of selfishness." A Calendar Of Local happenings The regular monVhlv meeting of Laurel Chapter No. -13 OES, will be held Monday at 1! p.m. in llic Masonic Hall. All- visiling members arc welcome. The Faculty Wives Associa- tion of the I-rCthbrklyc Commu- nily College will hold a foncluo supper on Monday nl llic home of Mrs. Itulli Iliakic, 221R 1G St., Coaltlalc. The Lellibrldgc Christ i a n Business and Professional Wo- men will hold a dinner on Mon- day, May 8 aL p.m. in. Krickscn's Family Rcslakiriint. Featured speaker will be Mr. Orvis Kennedy, nn pxocutivo from Edmonton. Music he hy Mrs. Edic Cole, soloist. Hcs- crvalitms ore asked lo made by Monday, cancellations arc essential. Please call Susan Knns M5-342G or M. Latigman HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effect] CALL 32B-2B60 FOR PICKUP ScRVICt Of LEAVE AT 412 111 AVE. i. The W.A. of the lelhtrirlge Auxiliary wiiri lo Iheir sincere Ihonks lo evoryone, who by thair allondame, at olhorwiie, helped ihe Bag Tea luch a luccossful event. The raffia winners Childhood Spedol Picture it In natural color. STANLEY JOHN-1 year Son of MR. end MRS. GREGORY TIFFIN IETHBRIDGE aunt-. MRS. THOMAS LUSH, HOJ lOlh Ave. S. N. 1. HULL, Box 822, Tober CASH BINGO TONIGHT, SATURDAY-7-.20 O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL A BlncVout 3lngo playftrf for MM won every Saturday plus Jackpoli JACKPOTS NOW AND S CarrJi {or or 2Sc gach Itocnlcd Ncxl