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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Canada's over-all crime rate increases dramatically OTTAWA (CP) Police across the country are rounding up eannabis users in increasing numbers in a continuation of crackdowns that started two years ago. statistics show. Figures released by Statistics Canada this week show the number of offences involving the use of the hallucinogens, best known by the expressions grass and hash, are continuing a jump started in 1971. The federal statistics! agency could not say whether this is the result of better police enforcement or of increased use. But its figures show the increase in eannabis offences is runn- ing counter to a general levelling off since 1971 of Criminal Code offences generally The statistics for the years 1972 and 1973 and for the first quarter of this year also show that while Canadians appear to be killing each other at about the same rate, over-all crimes of violence are still on the increase. Criminally negligent violence on the highways also appears to be remaining about the same but more Canadians are driving while impaired. More of these drivers also are refusing to give a breath test. The statistics show that cannabis-related offences last year jumped to 193 per of population-from 94 4 per previous year. The agency said the figures for 1971 were For the first quarter of this year the figure was compared with for the first quarter of last year. The agency said: "In 1972 and 1973 many municipal police departments and the Ontario Provincial Police created drug squads. "In addition many forces trained all their officers in handling drug offences. Consequently there were many more police available to enforce drug laws." The figures for other drug offences are up. For addicting opiate-like as 1973 figure is com- pared with for the previous year. The rate increase is 16 2 per cent. The rate is higher for other drugs. The statistics show there were 479 murders in Canada in 1972 and 474 in 1973. For the first quarter of this year, the figures are 104, compared with 121 for the same quarter last year. The 1974 murders included 19 capital-such as killing of police officers-an offence that can result in the death sentence. The quarterly total of crimes of violence is compared with 25.239 for the same 1972 quarter. These crimes include the homicides plus rape and other sexual offences, wounding and robbery. The rate for this first quarter is 111.6 per 100 000 com- pared with 114.8 in the 1973 first quarter. Crimes of violence for 1973 totalled compared with in 1972. On the highways, there were 202 cases last year of criminal negligence causing death, compared with 210 in 1972. Negli- gence causing bodily harm amounted to 88 cases last year com- pared with 87 the year before. Selassie linked with disaster ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) Emperor Haile Selassie has for the first time been linked with alleged government inac- tion in dealing with the dis- astrous drought and famine which killed thousands of per- ,sons in northern Ethiopia last year A 15-man special enquiry commission investigating maladministration and cor- ruption said in its preliminary report, it had a letter alleged to have been written to the emperor in August. 1970. by the then acting governor of Wollo province, asking for ac- tion to stop the drought leading to famine. The commission said the former government of Prime Minister Akhlu Habte Wold was collectively responsible for the deaths of about peasants through negligence. All the ministers and of- ficials of that government, including the former premier himself, are now held in the headquarters of the 45h army division here pending trial. Earlier Wednesday, the rul- ing armed forces committee began steps to divert the in- come of the emperor and the royal family. The committee announced that the capital's bus com- pany, the majority of whose shareholders are members of the 82-year-old monarch's family, has been nationalized. The company was set up in 1952 and earned its share- holders an estimated million, almost 10 times its capital FARMER STOCKMAN SUPPLY (LETH) 319-5th St. South Lethbridge, Alberta LABOR DAY WEEKEND SPECIALS) LEE BOOT CUT FLARE BLUE JEANS only LEE UNLINED JEAN JACKETS only LEE BOOT CUT FLARE CORDUROY JEANS DISCONTINUED STYLES OF BOOTS (For the whole family) ALL MAJOR BRANDS Off Shop Early For Best Selection! The emperor already has been relieved of almost all the powers used during his 45- year reign. His personal ad- visers are in jail, his crown council has been abolished, his personal court of justice scrapped and military ad- visory council abolished. Even his palace was nation- alized during the weekend, and diplomats here have forecast the end to Ethopia's ancient monarchy. Meanwhile, in the trouble- torn province of Eritrea in northern Ethiopia, the defence minister, Lt.-Gen. Aman Andom, himself an Eritrean, told a huge crowd in the Asmara football stadium Wednesday that he was bring- ing a message of peace and goodwill. He was loudly cheered by the predominantly Moslem crowd. Aman arrived on Monday for talks with Eritrean leaders on a possible solution to the province's problems. MP slain RAWALPINDI (AFP) A Pakistani member of Parliament, Choudhry Mohammad Amir Khan, was murdered Wednesday and a local reporter wounded in an attack by three masked assailants. The attack came as Amir Khan, accompanied by the journalist, took a morn- ing walk. Amir Khan was a member of the ruling party in Parliament. Sweeter than honey Gentle Ben, the circus bear, seems to find Julie and a k.ss before she was released from Ben's bear Lacourciere, a press officer, sweeter than honey hug. when they met for the first time. Julie got a big lick Union merger appears remote HOME CENTRE 'Your Pro Store for Hard-to-Find Hardware" PHONE 328-4441 NORTH LETHBRIDGEJ WESTMINSTER SHOPPING PLAZA SPECIAL OFFER IN CORN WARE. PRODUCTS ookinq CORNING WARE SAUCE PAN SET 48 oz. and 64 oz. Covered sauce pans with (1) detachable handle. CORNING WARE SAUCE PAN SET 32, 48 and 64 oz. covered Sauce Pans with one detachable handle. VANCOUVER (CP) The country's two major unions of pulp and paper workers have broken the ice that has held them apart but chances of a merger in the near future still appear remote. As of Sept. 1, both unions will be all-Canadian, when the Canadian branch of the United Paperworkers' International Union makes a planned for- mal break with the American section. But though the new national union, named the Canadian Paperworkers' Union will cut its ties with its American parent, the separa- tion still is not enough to en- tice its rival, the Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada into marriage. Spokesmen for both unions say they were pleased with re- cent contacts made during joint discussions with British Columbia pulp and paper in- dustry employers for special wage increases to offset the cost of living. It is in B.C. where the two unions come face to face. The PPWC has about members here and the CPU has about of its 52.000 members in the province. Raiding by the nationalist PPWC on the international un- ion continued to the last pos- sible minute in spite of well- spread news of the CPU split from the American section of the United Paperworkers' International Union. Only recently the inter- national thwarted an attempt by the PPWC to win certifica- tion for CPU members at the Ocean Falls Corp at Ocean Falls. B.C. In spite of differences, both sides say they are pleased with the contacts "The joint bargaining m June and July worked out says Pat O'Neal, Vancouver-based vice- president of the international union A liaison committee was set up between the two unions to deal with problems arising out of industry agreements. Rapport has also been es- tablished m other ways Fred Mullm. PPWC president, attended the founding conven- tion of the CPU earlier this summer as an observer. Mr. O'Neal says representa- tives of the CPU would prob- ably attend the PPWC con- vention here in September if they are invited. Until now, in- vitations have not come. The relationship of the two unions is likely to come up, if only briefly, at the September convention but a PPWC of- ficial said recently that so far there has not been serious talk of a merger "Merger might come, but not this the official said WILDE ROSE HOMES SHOWING THEIR FINE LINE OF Single (12 and 14 Doubles and Modular Mobile Homes NOW IS THE TIME TO WILDE ROSE IS THE PLACE TO Located 1 Block North of the Water Phone 328-2732 Tower on Mayor Magrath Drive 2102 2nd Awe North BUY OPEN STOCK VALUE PRO PRICE 12 99 Sot OPEN STOCK VALUE PRO PRICE 14 99 Sat CORNING WARE TWIN SAUCE PAN 32 oz. covered Sauce Pan And 48 oz. covered Sauce Pan. No handle. CORNING WARE DUTCH OVEN 160 oz. Corning Ware Dutch Oven with cover and roast rack. OPEN STOCK VALUE PRO PRICE 8 Sat OPEN STOCK VALUE PRO PRICE 10 FALL CLEANING! can AIR VAC 328-0286 CORNING WARE 32 OZ. SAUCE PAN 32 oz. Corning Ware Sauce Pan with cover. PROPRICE OPEN STOCK VALUE ea. 3 CORNING WARE 42 OZ. SAUCE PAN 48 oz. 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