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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Editor dies SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Harassing questions about a rape victim's prior sex life will no longer be per- mitted in California trials un- der a new state law. Calling the measure a land- mark change in the state's 100-year-old rape statutes. Gov. Ronald Reagan signed the legislation Friday It strictly limits courtroom interrogation of victims. Supporters said the bill will reduce the embarrassment and intimidation that keeps many rape victims from reporting the crimes. "The jury tears her apart if she's had a boy-friend or has had sex in the past. We con- tend that's not relevant to whether she's been said Geraldine Greenwood, a lobbyist for the National Organization for Women. "The man's sexual history is not considered relevant to the trial, so the woman's shouldn't be Under the new law effective Jan. 1, testimony about an al- leged rape victim's prior sex- ual conduct cannot be introduced in a trial until a special hearing is held. The jury may hear the evi- dence only if the judge finds it is relevant to the credibility of the victim as a witness. It could not be used if it dealt with whether the victim consented to the act. Testimony is also permitted about the victim's prior sex- ual relationship, if any. with the defendant. Chief Adamson said the police chiefs association is recommending the federal justice department amend the Railway program clinched OTTAWA (CP) Three Ca- nadian firms have clinched a sale of railway equipment to Mexico, the start of a sales program that may total million in the next five years. An official of the Export De- velopment is lending Mexico the funds for the Friday that only the loan agreement needs to be signed to complete the sale. Hawker Siddeley Canada Ltd. will supply 150 gondola cars and 165 rail trucks worth million for its initial share of Mexico's railway rehabilitation plan. MLW Worthington Ltd. of Montreal will supply 15 diesel locomotives plus parts and tools for million. And Sydney Stee! Corp. will sell tons of steel rail for million. The equipment is to be delivered by next April. The project follows a mis- sion to Mexico last January by Trade Minister Alastair Gil- lespie, when Canadian partici- pation in the Mexican rail pro- gram was disou.'.sed. All three firms have privately done business in Mexico. American oil supply gap widens Saturday, August LETHBRIDGE Seaman freed HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) Even if it continues to conserve fuel, United States still won't have enough domestic relineries to meet its needs in 1977, oil industry officials say. The gap between domestic refining capacity and demand was only barrels a day in 1965. Now it is three million barrels. The gap is filled by im- porting refined petroleum products. These are more ex- pensive and their supply can be cut off quickly. Current US processing capacity is about 14.1 million barrels a day. The American Petroleum Institute, an in- dustry trade organization, es- timates nearly two million barrels of new capacity will be added by the end of 1977, but says the gap is likely to continue. "If anticipated increases in refining capacity are coupled with a consumption growth rate of 2.5 per cent, which is considerably below the rate of recent years, the difference between refining capacity and product demand will still be at the three million barrels a day level through says Wyatt Walker, a Continental Oil vice-president and chairman of the institute's refining general committee. Before the energy scare last winter, the annual consump- tion growth rate was five to six per cent. Federal energy administration officials say Americans are consuming fuel at a rate dead even with 1973, but some industry ex- perts say demand will begin to grow again by the end of the year. American oil firms say they have expansion projects in the works, but face many problems, including foreign crude oil supply uncertainties, pending tax and price-rollback legislation and difficulty in finding sites. Companies say the problem of location is particularly critical in East Coast areas, which consume 40 per cent of the country's petroleum products but have only 15 per cent of the refining capacity. Donald O'Hara, president of the National Petroleum Refi- ners Association, says the East Coast problem is simple: can't get building permits. Rejections in Maryland and New Hampshire in recent months were part of a pattern evident for 15 years along the East Coast. "Two companies have been turned down in Maine, two were turned down in Rhode Island, and Delaware passed a special statute setting aside a 10-mile strip in which no refineries would be per- mitted." It is known that the Federal Energy Administration is thinking about overcoming site problems through use of government land. Walker says another problem is the absence of U.S. ports with offshore terminals capable of handling super- tankers. "For some time to come, United States refineries are going to be dependent upon foreign crude oil." MOST RESIST CURRENT While most diamonds are highly resistant to electricity, a few are semi-conductors and serve as transistors in radio- telescopes. MOSCOW (AP) Simas Kudirka, a Lithuanian seaman convicted of treason for trying to defect to the United States, has been freed from prison, Soviet civil rights leader Andrei Sakharov said today., The action by Soviet author- ities may have cleared the way for Kudirka to leave for the U.S., the country of his mother's birth. William T. Gait, 51, managing editor of the Van- couver Sun, died Friday of lung cancer. Mr. Gait, who devoted most of his life to journalism, was a director of the Canadian Press and a member of the Managing Editors Conference. He also held membership in the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association and Associated Press Managing Editors. California curbs rape questioning Small Loans Act to make such interest rates illegal. There is no question that or- ganized crime in Canada "launders" illegally-gained money but this is difficult for police to prove. Crime groups active WINNIPEG (CP) The two big activities of organized crime in Canada are narcotics and loan-sharking, the Cana- dian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference was told here. Delegates at a closed meeting heard a report of the association's nine-member organized crime committee say that drug trafficking is more widespread and increas- ing more rapidly than any other organized crime control problem. "Whereas such activities as loan-sharking and bookmak- ing are generally restricted to the more populous urban areas, the drug problem reaches into every com- munity." the report said. "In the recent past, seizures of drugs were usually in small quantities. Today, seizures in million-dollar quantities are becoming commonplace." The report also said organ- ized crime is not the only prin- cipal in the illicit drug trade. "Erstwhile legitimate members of the community are enticed into criminal ac- tivity by the potentially- immense profits." Organized crime in the country is naturally most ac- tive in the more populous Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, said Metro Toronto Police Chief Harold Adamson in an inter- view. It is mainly a home-grown network with little inter- national involvement except in the areas of betting and the importing and distributing of heroin and cocaine as well as some hallucinogenic drugs. "There are no U.S. syn- dicate families involved in organized crime in Canada." NOT BUSINESSMEN Loan sharlcs are "not busi- nessmen as you and I know them" the police chief said, but some have another business as a front for their lending activities. Most are well-known to police "but what do you do with the thing." Charging exhorbitant interest in a private loan transaction is not illegal. Loan-sharking activities by organized crime in Canada are aimed at poor-risk borrowers and are used to finance criminal activities, the money from which may be then Invested in legitimate business, said the report. The Toronto chief also said the end result of some loan- shark operations has been as- sault and even murder of the client who couldn't pay off. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES EXPANDING INDEPENDENT MEN'S CLOTHING STORE requires aggressive individual interested in develop- ing a career in men's clothing. Must be experienced or prepared to apply themselves completely to learn- ing all aspects of the clothing business. Wages deter- mined by experience and ability. Individuals with mana- gerial potential preferred. Please send complete resume to BOX 124, HERALD All replies held in strictest confidence. Our staff has been advised of this ad. COUNTY OF FORTY MILE NO. 8 requires the services of an Administrative Assistant to the County Administrator. Initial duties wiii include a broad rar.ge of tasks relat- ing to all facets of County operations. The position offers excellent opportunity to advancement based on indivi- dual initiative and willingness to accept responsibility, and will appeal to candidates interested in a career in Municipal Management. Written application to be received by p.m. on Wed- nesday September 18, 1974. with duties to commence as soon as possible. Applicants should possess a minimum of Grade XII. General office or accounting experience would be an asset but is not mandatory. Resumes indicating edu- cation, interests and work and salary history should be forwarded to _ _ Roy R. Wallman County Administrator, County of Forty Mile No. 8 Foremost, Alberta YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA ADULT EDUCATION Alberta Vocational Centre. Grouard. mandated to explore ways and means of developing readiness training and upgrading for adults in N W Alberta requires innovative-minded Instructors and Administra- tive staff to develop and deliver special programs at the elementary, junior and senior high school level. We require: 0- 9 English Competition F5501-86. 5- 9 Science Competition n5501-87 10-12 Math instructor (Temporary position to May quote Competition Supervisor of Student Competition 65502-5 Supervisor Audio-Visual Competition Supervisor of Competition For further information, call Jim Berg. Centre Supervisor at 751-3744. Grouard. Alberta. Apply Immediately to: Pertonnel Administration Office J. J. Bowlen Building 620-7th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta OR Personnel Administrative Office Room 500 Terrace Building Edmonton, Alberta. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS The Peace River School Division No. 10 invites applications from interested persons for the position of Superintendent of Schools with duties to commence as soon as possible. ENROLMENT The Division employs 155 teachers in 14 schools with an enrolment of QUALIFICATIONS (a) A permanent Alberta professional teaching certificate. (b) Five years of teaching experience in Alberta or in a school system of equivalent standard. (c) A degree 'rom the University of Alberta or from a university of equivalent standard. (d) Have pursued one year's graduate study in a field acceptable to the Minister either at a University in Alberta or at a university of equiva- lent standard. Executive Officer of the Board. indicate salary expected in application. annual vacation of four weeks. CLOSING to be in divisional office by Monday, September 16, 1974. Applicants should apply in writing including a com- plete resume of training and experience. Applications should be sent to: Chairman, Selection Committee, Peace River School Division No. 10, P.O. Box 339, PEACE RIVER, Alberta Envelopes marked CONFIDENTIAL ______ Are you looking for steady work with good pay? Norfab Homes Ltd. A mobile home manufacturer is offering just that. We need capable workers immediately to fill existing vacancies in our production line, previous experience not necessary, however it would be preferred. If you are interested please PERSONNEL MANAGER Norfab Homes Ltd. Box 999, Fort Macleod, Alberta Phone 234-4431 SECRETARY TREASURER CONTROLLER required by successful Mercury Lincoln Dealership in Lethbridge, Alberta C.A., R.I.A. or similar qualifications with previous automotive experience preferred but not necessary. Duties involve supervision of complete I.B.M. com- puter accounting system, preparation of monthly financial statements, supervision of credit and report- ing directly to the President. Excellent renumeration. including numerous fringe benefits and profit sharing programme. Apply stating experience and qualifications to: 207 Canada Trust Bldg. Lethbridge, Alberta. _______ Peace River School Division No. 10 COORDINATOR, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CENTRE Required in Peace River School Division No. 10 to begin duties as soon as satisfactory arrangements can be made. Successful appli- cant must have teacher qualifications with ad- vanced training or experience in educational media communication. Responsibilities involve the organization, operation and extension of the services provided by tne present media centre. Forward applications with supporting docu- mentation to: MR. T. D. SHIELDS, Superintendent of Schools, Peace River School Division No. 10, P.O. Box 339, PEACE RIVER, Alberta, Phone: 624-3601. THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES Have Employment Opportunities for Infantrymen Linemen Field Engineers Radio Operators Radiomen Sea Mechanics Medical Assistants Military Police Cooks Electronic Technicians Supply Technicians Sonarmen Machinists Boatswain Phone Or Visit Your Canadian Forces Recruiting Mobile At the Bridge Townhouse Motel Lethbridge on 4 and 5 September 74 between 12 noon and 8 p.m. Phone: 327-4576 or write to Canadian Forces Recruiting Unit at 522 8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alta. T2P 1E8, or visit yo'jr local Canada Manpower Centre. GET INVOLVED EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Last month, U.S. authorities ruled that Kudirka made a valid claim to American citizenship. Sakharov said Kudirka was released from prison in the town of Vladimir last Friday and has since joined his mother at her home in Lithuania. U.S. officials here said they have "no official confir- mation" of the release. CAREERS BOOKKEEPER Required for Sales and Service office, bookkeeping and bank experience es- sential, submit details in writing Box 123 Lethbridge Herald BUSINESS EDUCATION CONSULTANT EDMONTON Department of Education. Field Services Branch Serves as a con- sultant to teachers, principals and superintendents of schools for the purpose of maintaining and improving the quality of business educa- ton instruction in Alberta schools Evaluates programs and makei recommendations for improvements etc Requires a graduate degree m Education (Business Education) plus considerable successful teaching experience Administrative experience desirable For addi- tional information please contact W Worbets. Associate Director. Field Services, Department of Education Edmonton Salary commensurate with qualifications To remain open until a suitable candidate IE selected Competition Number M742-10 APPLY- Government Of Alberta Personnel Administration Office Mam Floor, Centennial Building 10015 103 Avenue. T5J OH4 OR Room 500 Terrace Building Edmonton. Alberta, T5K 2C1 GOVERNMENT Of AtBERTA WE REQUIRE QUALIFIED OR TRAINEE Meat Cutters Meat Wrapping Clerks Grocery Clerks Cashiers Produce Clerks For full time or part time positions, excellent wages, full group benefits. Apply to the MANAGER L-MART STORE College Mall Lethbridge YOUR FUTURE IS HERE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA PROBATION OFFICER GRANDE PRAIRIE, RED DEER, MEDICINE HAT The Adult Probation Branch of the Solicitor General's Department requires Probation Officers in Grande Prairie, Red Deer and Medicine Hat. Duties Include: At- tending Court; preparing and submitting pre-sentence reports on offenders; conducting inquiries for back- ground information for court reports; counselling per- sons placed on probation; supervising persons releas- ed from Institutions on Parole; and performing other related duties. Requires University graduation with specialization in Sociology, Criminology, Psychology or closely related area.Related experience preferred. Con- sideration given to equivalent combinations of education and experience. NOTE: Must provide own vehicle on a mileage basis. Please state location preference. Salary Closes September 18, 1974. Competition number 8111-15. SENIOR OFFICER I EDMONTON Alberta Municipal Affairs requires a General Admin- istrator in their Field Services Branch. The successful applicant will assist with the compilation of Improve- ment District budgets; work with other departments in shared funding of various agricultural programs; pro- vide guidance and training for assessment clerks; act as Court of Revision Officer to adjudicate assessment complaints when required; perform appraisals of real property for the Public Trustee as required. Qualif- ications include University graduation or university level courses in Municipal government and certif- icate in Municipal assessment and appraisal; A.M.A.A. accreditation and a minimum of three years admin- istrative experience. Ability to communicate and work well with people. Salary Closes September 18, 1974. Competition nurriber M141-54. APPLY: GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTS- PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE MAIN FLOOR, CENTENNIAL BUILDING 10015 103 Avenue, TSJ OH4 OR: ROOM 500 TERRACE BUILDING EDMONTON, ALBERTA, T5K 2C1 ;