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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHMIDGE HERALD Wet Mary Poppinst BILL GROEHEN pnOM It was a gloomy Tuesday for but the wea- ther for the next few days with dear temperatures ther office is promising some very pleasant summer wea- in the 70's and 80's and no winds. ________________ Hearings planned on justice The provincially appoint- ed board that will make a Bweeping review of the ad- ministration of justice in Al- berta will hold public hear- ings in Lethbridge Dec. 3 and and at Medicine Hat Dec. 6 and 7. Hearings beginning Oct. 15 will also be held in Grande Red Edmonton and Calgary. The three man board will decide in mid December whether further hearings are board c o u n sel James Lewis said today in a telephone interview from Ed- monton. He said 2.000 to re- quests for submissions are being sent to individuals and organizations interested in the administration of justice. Lethbridge police chief Ralph Michelson said a submission would probably be made by the department through the city's police commission. Besides police organiza- the board is approach- ing civil liberties In- dian and Metis MLA's judges and others. Complaints from many or- ganizations over the years about the legal system have been broken down into 18 areas of Mr. Lewis said. The use of search warrants and handling of material Rain too late for crops Nearly one quarter of an inch of precipitation fell on the Lethbridge district Tues- day but the benefit to agri- culture was next to according to a local district agriculturist. Crops are too far advanced in most cases for any mois- ture to help and native grass- es are already mature and won't grow regardless of the amount of he said. The Lethbridge weather reports that since the rain started in Southern Al- berta Sunday at about 5 almost one half inch bad been received. The rain stopped about midnight Tuesday and the clear conditions are expected to remain through the week- end. The high temperature ex- pected today is 75 with over- night lows near 50. Thurs- day's high is expected to be 80. A big high pressure area is expected to bring good weather for the weekend with temperatures in the 80s. seized through their use will be investigated. Civil rights groups claimed last year that police sei2ed an Edmonton doctor's files to obtain the names of drug addicts. The case sparked a storm of criti- cism in the legislature. Other areas include all pro- vincial the coroner's office and the prosecutor's of- fice. administration of jus- tice in this province is just not getting to the individual as it Mr. Lewis said. hear about injustices in sther areas but don't think about them He said the members of the board would virtually aban- don their other duties at least for the public hearings stage of the investigation. The members are Mr. Jus- tice W. J. C. Kirby of the trial division of the Alberta Supreme Dr. Max Wy- president of the Uni- versity of and Ted editor of The Advo- the Red Deer daily newspaper. Potatoes jump 54 per cent Only lettuce is cheaper now Shopping trip costs up E 13 per cent over June By RICHARD BURKE HeraU Staff Writer A 54 per cent jump'in the price of potatoes signals an overall increase for groceries in Lethbridge of 13 per cent since June a Herald sur- vey shows. A 20-pound sack of new Al- berta potatoes Tuesday cost in a local supermarket. The same quantity five ago sold for Of 54 herns 22 had gone up in price from one cent a pound for butter to 40 cents a pound for bacon. One dropped to 39 cents a pound from 49 cents. The total grocery bill for the same quality items Tues- day was while June 25 it was Taber district agricultural- Murray attributes the high potato price to the small yields received from early varieties now being har- which are the first on the market. Farmers are getting almost twice as much for their po- tatoes this year as they were last Mr. Wilde said. consumers can expect the price to drop as more farmers get their crops he added. A common substitute for also showed a marked increase to faura for an eight-pound pack- age. At the meat prices are as predicted a week ago as much as 30 cents a pound. Compared with June 25 some cuts are up even more than that. Pork chops which cost 99 cents a pDuntJ then now cost ready-to-eat ham has in- creased to from 79 cents a and bacon has risen 40 cents a pound to Chuck steak that 99 cents a pound now costs while chuck roast has jump- ed to from 89 cents a pound. Ground beef is up 10 cents to 99 cents a pound and liver the same amount to 89 cente a pound. Wieners are now instead of 89 cents a pound. Dressed carcasses being shipped into the United States from Canada at record prices are driving bsef pric- es here to matching beef producers say. Cattle producers in the U.S. have limited production in answer to the meat-price freeze imposed by the Nixon making Cana- dian beef attractive there. One local butcher has been unable to fulfill customer or- ders this week and has bad to cancel orders made last week when he quoted sides of beef at 97 cents a pjund. Customers able to buy ff.m him this week are paying a pound for sides but most are reluctant to buy beef in large he said. Social-drinking education needed 'Reserve liquor outlets not yet feasible' By JEM GRANT Herald Sta.'C Writer Liquor outlets on the Blood Reserve won't solve f e drinking problems of Indians because alcoholism is a ois- ease and the disease can. strike anywhere alcohol is says the Blood tribe's alcohol counsellor. Philip Sr.. says when the reserve has enough exnalcoholics who understand what alcoholism really is and are capable of reaching oth- ers who have the problem or are developing the then it may be wise to con- sider establishing liquor out- lets on tie reserve. am not completely liquor outlets on the but I don't think it would be feasible to do so for at least five or six he People who oppose liquor outlets on the reserve must realize can't stop a but you can hope to it says Mr. Aber- dean who believes that if people insist on having liquor outlets on the reserve governing officials will eventually have to bow to thedr wishes. It would be too sudden a change to allow liquor outlets on the ressrve without first educating people on how to drink he says. According to Mr. today's drinking problem among the Indian people ori- ginated with the sudden legis- lation change in Alberta which allowed Indians to drink in licensed premises without first informing them of the dangers in alcohol abuse. should have been taught how to control the bot- tle rather than be controlled by the he said. If a person doesn't know how to drink or knows his personality changes and his will power disappears after a drink or then that per- son shouldn't drink at Mr. Aberdean firmly be- lieves. It is the responsibility at the community leaders to pro- vide programs and work- shops in the schools to in- form young people of dangers involved in the abuse of he insists. He alsa objects to people in Lethbridge calling the city's drunk problem an In- dian prob'em. There are a few hardcore alcoholics on the reserve that are creating some of the problem in but people must realize alcohol- ism is a and the Indian people cer- tainly don't have a monopn1y on he says. Friends and relatives of the alcoholic are often the worst offenders of offering encour- agement for the alcoholic to continue to use alcohol as a crutch and they don't even realize they're doing Mr. Aberdean claims. Mr. Aberdean was an al- coholic for several years and still reminds himself every day that he is an alcoholic even though he hasn't touch- ed a drink in six years. Friends usually offer an al- coholic a drink because they feel sorry for him when he tells them he needs a drink and the same friends will at- tempt to convince him to take just one drink when he them he has quit he explains. Mr. Aberdean also believes alcoholism in the home breeds alcoholics. Children of alcoholic par- ents are not sure just when or why they should drink when they reach their teens so it is natural for them to adopt the drinking habits displayed in their he said. The child in an alcoholic home learns to drink when when to es- cape everyday routine and to celebrate all classified as abuses of according to Mr. Aberdeen. have to get it across to people that alcoholics lead lonely he says. accept their problem and tend to blame others for their drinking habits rather than point the finger at them- Mr. Aberdean says he spsaks from experience experience gained while suf- fering a lonely life staggering around streets with only a bottle as a friend. The social development de- partment of the Blood tribe administration is aware of the abuse of alcohol on the re- serve and is attempting to re- duce the frequency of abuse by offering an impaired driv- Other items which now cost more Bread four loaves for 96 up from four loaves for 95 cents. Peanut butter for a 48-ounce up from Eggs 77 cents a dozen for the medium up from 71 cents. Fryini chicken 78 cents a up from 73 cents. Celery 39 cents a up from 25 cents Tomatoes 59 cents a up from 49 cents. Oranges 29 cents a up from 22 cents. Bananas 19 cents a up from 16 Law articling system should By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The articling system a year's apprenticeship be- tween law school graduation and bar admission- will continue to operate in Alber- although it has come un- der fire in other provinces. Bob chairman of the public relations commit- tee of the law Society of Al- berta the association which governs lawyers in the prov- ince said in a Herald in- terview that the articling sys- tem is the best method of responsibil- and judgement. After successful graduation from a law the only way a student can get admit- ted to the bar as a fully- practising lawyer is to apprentice himself for one year to a member of the bar. as one young Leth- bridge lawyer described agreed to give me in- I agreed to give him A report in Ontario has rec- ommended that the system be scrapped because in that province there are too many students chasing too few ar- ticling jobs. Not so here Manitoba lawyers are also taking a look at the but in law students are having little difficulty finding lawyers to take them on. Mrs. Anne admin- istrative assistant at the Uni- versity of Alberta law said that last year virtually all students seeking positions were successful. But she there is a po- tential problem. If another law school is built at the University of Cal- could be a prob- lem with more students on the If this comes to be the Mr. Dinkel is concerned that the articling system may fall under the pressure. don't accept the Ontario he said. Selling job He thinks the articling method sitting at the feet of elders can work with an increase in the number of students but the society will have to do a selling stressing to lawyers that it is their professional duty to take students. Most Lethbridge lawyers interviewed by The Herald felt that articling is the best way for a student with a wealth of academic know- ledge to learn to apply it in practical situations. Brian of the and Evans said his articles taught him a lot about leagl proced- ure and the practical aspects of law you don't learn about in law school. you're in all you know about is what you write on exams. When you go into you don't know the first thing about he said. Throughout their appren- ticeship students take cases to provincial file documents at the court research facts and law in preparation for litigation and interview clients. Laurie a partner in and told The Herald that although umversi'iss could simulate many of the experiences faced by a prac- tising impossible to simulate the experience of dealing with court and A graduating student is like a mechanic from a theory he said he's read the book but doesn't know how hard to turn the wrench. Vaughan a law- yer with Viitue and said in an interview the articling system is not as good as it could without denying that at students with law need some practi- cal experience before admis- sion to the bar. never learn how to defend a guy in university all the rules of evidence mean nothing in a One of his main criticisms is that there is no guarantee that a student will get a good set of articles. Treat as lawyer Mr. Hembroff ''has to make certain lequirements of lawyers tak- ing on students. bar society should say that if a lawyer takes a stu- he must supply him with certain kinds of practi- cal An articing student within be treated as another lawyer. He said he had classmates who spent their 12-month ar- ticling period doing nothing but searches at the Land Til- les Office and filing docu- ments at the court house. Mr. Dinkel said that if a student is not getting good practical it is his responsibility to transfer his articles to another lawyer but added that it would be diffi- cult for the law society to set up standards. He there are safeguards to ensure that lawyers taking students pro- vide good articles. The society runs a two-week bar admission course in Cal- gary and Edmonton where students are given assign- ments based on written ma- terial. And lawyers with less than five-years experience before the bar are not allowed to take students. ers' course and by establish- ing an alcohol counselling of- fice on the reserve. A lack of finances has pre- vented the program from properly servicing the acrre reserve's alcohol prob- lem. Due to the lack of Mr. Aberdeen is the only al- cohol counsellor for a reserve population of about peo- ple. Two cheques received by the social development office this month from the provin- cial and federal governments has guaranteed the alcohol program operational capital for another year at ics pre- sent level of service. The Alberta government granted the program and the department of nation- al health and through its Alberta region m e di c a 1 services granted during July. The alcoholism counselling program fell into a state of financial difficulty this year when Blood band coun- cil and the department of Indian affairs failed to re- new its operational says Mr. Aberdean. Young trimmers Five-yeor-old Timmy Strand and hit sistir both of gang up on other competitors in the trimming competition at the 3rd annual Lethbridge and Oil- trict Sheep Show in the Exhibition Pavilion Tuesday. The Strand children placed third in the competition won by Jacob Daniels of Letlibridge. The sale of about 400 sheep ;