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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August City Scene John Howard tour Wednesday Fort Whoop-Up. Lethbridge Correctional Institute and five city show homes are on the itinerary of Wednesday's John Howard Society home and garden tour. The fourth annual tour will take tea at the jail on Old I'oaldale Road from 1 to 4 p.m. Fort Whoop-Up historical park will be open to tour members from 1 to 9 p.m. Though the tea ends at 4 p.m., the tour will continue to p m. Tickets for the tour may be obtained from the John Howard Society office, members of the board or at Leister's. Returns from ticket sales help the society with its programs. Accident damage A 17-year-old juvenile girl has been charged with careless driving following an accident Friday which resulted in two minor injuries and about damage. Police allege the girl fell asleep at the wheel and was in collision with two parked cars at 1311 23rd St. N. The cars were owned by Peter J. Keebler, Suite No. 2, 1311 23rd St. N. and James K. Marsh. Suite No. 1. 1311 23rd St. N. Fight nets men fines Two men appeared in provincial court in Lethbridge today and each received tines totalling following a weekend fracas outside a downtown hotel. George Goertzen. 24, and Phillip Goertzen. 21. both of Medicine Hat. were charged after police scuffled with two men near 1st Avenue and 4th Street S. The disturbance began after the two men had been refused service in a beverage room. Court was told police were called and when the men were told they were under arrest, they lighting. Poiiee said one officer had some hair pulled out. his shirt ripped and was kicked in the groin. The accused were fined S250 each for assault and each for refusing to leave a licensed premises when requested to do Bike races set in Montana The team Montana Bicycle Club will hold bicycle races Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 that will include a hill climb, a criterium race and a road race. The hill climb, starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 31. will be a five-mile 1.700 foot rise on paved road for senior entries and a three-mile course tor juniors, vets, women and novices. The criterium race, at 2 p.m. will be on a rolling 2.4-mile paved closed course through the Many Lakes development, one- mile east of Creston. Mont., at milepost 40 on Highway 35. There will be two road races Sept. 1 starting at 10 a.m. The first will be a 50-mile course and the second, a 100-mile course. The senior course will start and finish at the information centre on Highway 93. south of Kalispell. The 50-mile race will start from Poison, Mont., at the intersection of Highway 93 and 35 and finish in Kalispell. All registrations will be on Aug. 31 at the bottom of the Big Moun- tain Road in Whitefish. Mont., at 8 a.m. Sparwood man sweep winner A Sparwood, B.C.. man was one of five major prize Proctor Silex AUTOMATIC POP-UP TOASTER Toasts bread and pastry foods too1 Select-Rome Color Control gives any shade of toast desired. One year warranty- Simple to clean with snap crumb tray SPECIAL 14 99 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN winners Saturday in the 000 Canadian Derby sweep- stakes. The lucky draw provided Dick Hughes with Mario Molinari, Edmonton, won the top prize. Other major draw winners included: J. Fontaine of Ed- monton, Mr. and Mrs. W. Goodey of Calgary, and M. Zalansky of Edmon- ton, R. O. Hayes, the Pas. Man.; Fred Bille, Penticton. B.C.; D. Bremner, Edmonton; Mrs. Ted Marchuk, Edmonton; Verna Orlesky, Thorhild; Nan Cameron, Edmonton and W. Wisahlinski, Sherwood Park, each received the con- solation prize. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 2225th St. S. Phone 328-4095 IT'S NOT JUST A SLIP OF PAPER Every prescription is different. Ingredients, dose, directions for use, storage are just a few of the things that may vary. However, one fact will be the same about every prescription that comes into this pharmacy. That is, it will be handled by the pharmacist as a vitally im- portant document. We realize that on that slip of paper a doctor is giving instructions that will hopefully help his patient to overcome an illness. Since we have been entrusted with it we feel it should get very, special handling. After the medicine has been dispensed the written pre-. srription is carefully recorded and filed away for safe-keeping and future reference. Attention Senior Citizens We deliver FREE anywhere in town. Let us help you with your Blue Cross questions. You now pay 20% only for your Prescriptions. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY and DOWNTOWN RODNEY 401 5th 31. S. Delivery Call 327-3364 Halg Medical Bid. 601 6th Avr 8. Cell 326-6133 Centre designed to hold, help juveniles By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer First of two parts A five-year lobby for a holding facility to help alleviate the juvenile delin- quency problem in F.ethbridge concludes this fall with the completion of a youth assess- ment centre at 402 6th Ave. N. The two story centre, ex- pected to be in operation early in October, is designed to hold and assess Southern Alberta youths who continually break the law and are in need of special counselling. In the past, many of these problem youngsters were placed by police in Sifton House, a short term home for neglected children operated by the Alberta department of social development. Since Sifton House is not meant to be used as a deten- tion centre for juvenile offenders, it is ineffective when used as such. The doors and windows are not equipped to lock youths in and the staff does not have the authority to force the youths to stay within the confines of the building. As a result, youths charged by city police and placed in Sifton House were occasional- ly just walking out of the building on their own accord to run stray of the law again only a few hours later. Concerned Lethbridge in- dividuals and groups first began lobbying with the provincial government for a detention, treatment and after care centre for juvenile offenders in the early months of 1969. The first major thrust of the lobby occured in July, 1969, when representatives from 14 agencies in the city presented a brief to the province propos- ing that a centre for 24 to 36 juveniles be established with a staff of trained personel numbering about 15. The proposal went through various stages of design for about two years, but each stage became entangled in bureaucratic red tape. It appeared the proposal was be- ing disregarded by provincial officials and local initiative ground to a standstill. But department of social development officials obvious- New centre nearing completion Aron Dyck, Alberta government building inspector, and Kost Menzak, Kenwood Engineering Construction Ltd superintendent, discuss construction details of the juvenile assessment centre, scheduled to open in October. ly saw the need for some type of centre for juvenile offenders in Southern Alberta and were working behind the scenes designing the assess- ment centre for Lethbridge. The final proposal, now un- der construction, is similar to a group home in that it provides the youth with a home type setting that includes a games room, a liv- ing room with a fireplace and house parents. It differs from a group home in that its role will be mainly that of a place to assess the youths' needs. Later, the youths will be placed in another institution or home where their needs can be met. A group home is designed to help offenders return to socie- ty after they have received treatment. The assessment centre is to provide intensive counselling during the assessment of the youths and to insure that each youth receives maximum professional assistance, the centre will have a limited capacity of eight youths. Four will have their own rooms while four others will split double bedrooms. The staff will consist of a professional director, five full time counsellors and two house parents, a ratio of one adult for every youth residing in the assessment centre. In addition, staff at the regional office of the department of social development in the city will be available for assistance if necessary. Bob Howell, acting director for the local department, sees the centre preventing "a lot of frustration" for businessmen in the city who had to put up with minor break-ins and van- dalism caused by a small number of youths who were not receiving the type of professional assistance they needed. "We're hoping to assess the children so they can be rehabilitated, not simply to detain them." he maintains. He also points out the centre will enable police to place some of the more serious juvenile offenders in a home type situation rather than con- fine them to a cell block. "Iron cells can leave a bad impression upon Mr. Howell suggests. The centre will be dealing mainly with emotionally dis- turbed children, whether they be juvenile offenders or not. Police records show juvenile cases were handled by city police in 1972, in 1973 and statistics from the first half of this year indicate police will be handling a similar number of cases this "year. But many of the cases entered on police records are for traffic and other minor offences. So the actual number of youths who would need the services of the new assess- ment centre is only a minute portion of those whose names are entered on police records. Mr. Howell estimates there are only about six juvenile offenders in Southern Alberta who now need the services offered by the assessment centre. All are classified as repeaters. Three months from now, he says, there may be another six or eight youngsters who need the service. Mr. Howell explains there may only be a small number of youths who need the service of the centre, but unless they are helped they continually commit offences and can appear to represent a greater juvenile delinquency problem in the city than actually oc- curs here. The 337 juvenile cases taken to court in the city in 1973, included the offences com- mitted by 25 repeaters. To enable the centre to con- tinually meet the need of juvenile offenders in Southern Alberta, youths will only be placed in the facility on a short term basis. Mr. Howell estimates youths will reside in the centre anywhere from three weeks to three months. Details haven't been worked out, but social development officials have discussed the possibility of establishing some type of school system at the assessment centre. In the past, the department has attempted to send the Parade highlight of Cardston fair By D'ARCY RICKARD Herald Staff Writer CARDSTON (Staff) Hundreds of spectators waited Saturday morning on this town's main street for a parade that started late but still managed to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The 25 minute caravan brought smiles to oldtimers and made little children hap- py- The parade was notable for the number and quality of its equestrian sections. The Tem- ple City and surrounding dis- trict is the home of magnifi- cent saddle horses. Never was this more evident than Satur- day morning. At the same time, there were magnificient floats, one of the most memorable being the entry from Moses Lake a tepee scene with colorful Hudson's Bay blankets, followed by a mounted Indian section and children on ponies. The costumes were of the traditional Indian buckskin with bright beads and headdresses. A highlight was Cardston Mayor Lloyd Gregson and Mrs. Gregson riding in a carriage with graceful lines, pulled by a spirited team of horses. A fine team of greys drew an old style grain tanker later in the parade. Mayors of.many sur- rounding towns were on hand, most of them riding in cars. Hours of work went into the decorated bicycles section and happy children by the score pedalled their bikes and trikes down main street, rib- bons of color trailing in the breeze. One bicycle had wings that flapped like an eagle but it proved as earthbound as a rooster. A slightly embarrassed EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Required immediately for house painting. Phone 328-7005 juvenile offenders to school but they used the opportunity to loaf around and commit offences rather than attending The juvenile problem in Lethbridge is greatest during the summer months, when the youngsters are at loose ends, and during early spring. Detective Frank Korth of the city police says the major juvenile problem in the city is shoplifting. City police handl- ed 179 juvenile theft cases dur- ing the first six months of this year. Many of the thefts are committed by youngsters un- der 11 years old. Juveniles running away from home also have kept police officers busy. They handled 182 cases of youngsters missing during the first six months this year. Of the juvenile problem in the city, Mr. Howell says: "All children we have, have problems of some type. The problems differ only by matter of degree." He hopes the degree of the problem of some of the more serious juvenile offenders can be lowered with the help of the assessment centre. Jensen wins trophy Carriage delights paradegoers Mayor Lloyd Gregson and Mrs. Gregson ride in a George the IV carriage in Saturday's Card- ston Rodeo and Fair parade. Carriage-owner Don Remington rides the groom's seat. Some- times referred to as a Ladies Phaeton carriage, it is postilion-driven. Driver Jack Bevins is riding one of the horses. CLOSED UNTIL SEPT. 9th Phone lor Appointment Certified Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 redheaded boy at the controls of a stalled golf cart labelled "local dubbers" was eased out of his predicament when two men pushed the vehicle up the street. Harvey Wolff of Cardston, Paul Madge of Milk River dnd others showed antique cars dating back to 1909. Southern Alberta Co operative's salute to the RCMP and the United Grain Growers' entry were out- standing commercial floats. The City of Lethbridge float also honored the Mounties. The Cardston Credit Union float was tagged, "we are in this together." The Lions International float thrilled spectators with its pretty girls attired in costumes of many lands. A John Deere float had a winter sports message: "Think recreation and keep Canada fit." Retired ranchers James and Maralda Blackmore smiled at the crowd from a trim democrat pulled by a smart looking team. Mary Rice showed a float entitled Old MacDonald's Farm and then came Rick Thomson's Magrath Kustom Shop entry followed by the 1975 Canada Winter Games float. The Cardston Rotary Band performed from the deck of a lowboy. The Carmangay Motor Company float told of 50 years of family service to the village and area. Two girls mounted on horses carried white and green 4-H flags to lead a con- tingent of about 20 light horse club members. Berezay Auction Service delighted everyone with a nice float. It was followed by an outstanding entry from the Cardston Municipal Hospital. The Ambre Acres Livestock float showed some purebred shorthorns and herefords, then came a pair of children on nicely matched ponies. About people lined the main street for the fair and rodeo parade. Parade winners were: Floats: Lions Club; Cardston Municipal Hospital; 1975 Canada Winter Games. Indian floats: Alfred Standing Alone; Wallace Mountain Horse. Commercial: K and D Implements; RCMP; United Grain Growers and Kearl's Western Wear tied for third. Miscellaneous: Mrs. Fred Rice; Cardston Auction Ser- vice. Antique cars: Paul Madge, 1913 International auto wagon; Harvey Wolff, second and third. Mounted section: Karen Bevans, Deanna Russell. Best cowboy. Dr. Robert Russell. Best cowgirl: Shelly Reeder. Golf cart section: Fenton Webster. Draft horses: Fred Romeril of Mountain View, Bart Heath of Fort Macleod. Pony and carriage: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Blackmore. CARDSTON (Staff) Donna Jensen of Cardston wor the aggregate vegetables trophy in the Cardston and District Agricultural Society Fair on the weekend. Mrs. Jensen also won the trophy for having the most entries in the fair. Fair worker Ann Louise Olsen today said results for other sections are still being computed. In the sheep section, D. A. Mouser of Claresholm won the trophy for showing grand champion ram. The grand champion ewe was shown by Don Burfoot of Cardston. The champion market lamb was shown by John Walburger of Mountain View. Keith Bevans of Cardston won many classes in the cattle section including best cow and calf section. His Murray Grey cow also went on to win the top female of the show award. His Brown Swiss cattle won several calf awards. PENNER'S PLUMBING 1209- 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-4121 FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Kehough's Doo Obedience Classes Commence September 10 and 12 for Eight Weeks p.m. Course Per Dog, Leashes Conformation (Show) Classes p.m. on September 12 for Five Week Course, Show Leashes Phone 327-5073 KAREN CARNEY INSTRUCTING SHOW CLASSES ;