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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta .38 THE IEIHBRIDGE HERAtD 7hursdoy. December 10, 1970 w Cn been UniiiilicJIcr's lone .failure-ami il rankles Only once has a prisoner violated the trust FLYING NUN Sister Margaret Mary flies a blimp over Miami Beach with some help from Goodyear pilot, Ronald Bell. Sister Margaret Mary holds a commercial pi- Sot's rating and 450 hours in conventional aircraft. Overcoming job prejudices Cx J is aim of London agencies LQNDOX f AP i You're' young and you're black. Maybe. you smoke pot and you wear your hair out to here, How do j you get s job in a square, '-volte, i middle-aged world? In London, you can sign up with two new employment agen- cies which aim at overcoming job prejudice. One agency is called Interim- i tional Personnel and the other! is International Personnel Son'-! ices. Both have walk-up officesj in immigrant sections south of j the Thames K i v e r h i c h j means on the wrong side of the! tracks. The similarity ends j there. i International Personnel i 51 backed by the Martin Luther King Foundation and run by; Brian Jones. 29. a white former' community relations vv o r 1; e r who says turning the tide against discrimination "is prov- ing more uphill than we The other agency LS run by Simon Doma, a bearded Nige- rian immigrant who wears one-way sunglasses indoors and tells callers, ''Man, I'm a cool cat who finds jobs for wogs. freaks and anybody else on that scene. The white lib- eral trip is not our thins." TALES NOT TJIUE "Wog" is a derogatory term for non-whites in Britain, where Indians. Pakistanis and West In- dians make up about two cent, of the 50-million-plits popu- lation. "The tales of major unem- ployment among coforeds are PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL A GOOD SELECTION OF STOCK UP TO OFF CLASSIC BOUTIQUE 323 6th St. S. Phone 328-3066 just not true." says a spokes- man for the government depart- ment of employment and pro- ductivity. "There were 10.531 immigrants out of work last month, about 1.7 per cent of the i total adult unemployment." But Jones cites reports of 22- I per-cent unemployment among j young West Indians in north London. The independent Race Relations Institute says nearly half the West Indiajis and more than a third of the Asians tell of job that 90 per cent of their claims are justi- fied. No one has figures on another kind of discrimination that, ad- mittedly aversion an employer may feel for an apt- I plicant white or black, who I turns up in purple tie-dyed trou- i sers, with hair touching shoul- ders, or a drugs arrest on his i record. 90 JOBS IN 6 WEEKS Doma, 27. left a supervisory job with a big London employ- ment bureau this year because he said "the setup wouldn't take blacks or freaks." He claims to j have found office and ware- house Jobs [or 90 persons in six j weeks, operating out of a scruffy fourth-floor room with the help of a list of 800 sympa- thetic employers. Most of Doma's clients are. young, white hippie types. It's the reverse at the carpeted headquarters of the Martin Lu-! ther King cants at International Personnel i are mostly older, non-white and i well educated. The foundation was set up with broad church and secular j backing two years ago to en-1 courage racial harmony. The j jobs agency launched six I months ago with a loan, is currently the foundation's only project. So far it has found I jobs for a dozen people, j Ifv (tUSXNIS 7.IL.M OKUMIIKU.IiH, Alia. (CP Only once ui Hie more than J Limes thai pri.soncrs i have been allowed lo leave the Drumhellci' federal peni-tentiary on temporary leave lias a prisoner Violated Hie Irusl and not rutunied. 'It's our one failure, and it f said one of the penitentiary's staff. "But I'd hate lo be him if he ever met some of the prisoners who have lived up lo the trust. "They might serve their own kind of knuckle justice far ;inv reiw.ivusxion.s in the e'labilllalhm p r o g r a m because of him." 'Hie Dnimlieller medium security penitentiary has experimented with granting temporary to hard-core pnsoners since it 'opened in 19IJ7. "We were considered way i oiit Warden Pierre J. 1 Jutras said m an interview. "Now other iflstituUons are j considering trying this." Staff members give most of 1 the credit for the new approach to Warden Jutras, although he said he is getting support from the whole penitentiary system. LOOK TO FUTURE The passes were in existence for many years before Mr. Jutras decided to use said counsellor Bob Sage. "He's explored their use to a greater extent than ever before.'' Warden Jutras described the experiment at Dmmheller as an attempt to "re-social-! ize" prisoners by having them participate in community affairs while they are still in prison. It is a kind of re-training one that will help the prisoner function better in society when he leaves, j both in his working and his social life. It's not enough, the warden said, lo clamp a man in prison for punishment and hold him in custody and then throw him out years later. Mr. Sage, who w o r k s closely with the pnsoners and recommends whether they should be eligible to go out info the community to work said: "A man can't function in society. So you pull him out of society for two or three years and then stick him back and say 'Now function.' It just doesn't work." More than prisoners have served at least part of their sentences at Drum-heller; 300 are still there. About 10 per cent: are "lifers" sentenced to Ufe in prison. With good behavior, lifers are eligible for parole in seven years. MUCH CAN HAPPEN But a lot of things happen out in the in seven years. Warden Jutras described what it was like for one prisoner who had served 12 years of his sentence in a maximum security prison before being transferred to Drumheller. For 12 years this man had j not had any responsibility for himself. He was governed by bells that told him when to eat. sleep, rest or exercise, Prison days usually carefully planned; Ihe prisoner makes no decisions, his meals are supplied and so are his clothes. His laundry in done for him and he lives a routine existence. this lifer first came lo us he refused lo go out when we offered him temixv-rary leave. We sent him out with the truckers on their deliveries. Then we got him involved with studies. "Now lie luis completed his G r a d e 12 and has his plumber's ticket for Alberta and Saskatchewan, lie's doing very well. We hope we can gCi itirn a parc.c scon. lie has had a couple of weekend leaves. During one he went to Calgary. "He asked me for some of his money. He said he wanted to get some clothes. He went looking for a job and visited the National Parole Board office." MOST GET LEAVE Most of the prisoners who have spent, time hi Drum-heller get at least one temporary leave before they are released or paroled. J. B. Shaw, officer in charge of the records office, estimated the number is about 85 to t'O per cent. "We often have up to 40 prisoners out at one time out he said. "The Eastern penitentiaries think thev are going great guns if they let three guys out on leave in a year.'' Some of the men are granted absences to take jobs in the community. So far, more than work days have been put in. Many of these are voluntary, unpaid days, such as a recent job painting the school retarded children. Men volunteer fur the unpaid jobs because it gives them a chance to get outside the gates, to see what is going on outside before they are discharged. Dmmheller looks less like a penitentiary than the stonewalled fortresses that make up the majority of Canada's federal prisons. But it's still a cage. Prisoners don't forget the electrically operated cell doors, 12-foot-high fences and carefully monitored double gates, ff necessary, for example in a riot, the place could be shut up quickly and tightly. There are still plenty of rules, too. but prisoners do have some choices, some They can, for example, decide to study or take courses rather than take a job in Ihe prison. They can choose which work-training program they like. They ran also even choose to sleep in and not go to breakfast, or to return to the cell block during periods when not are small things, but Mr. Sage said. But readjusting to even limited responsibility can he difficult. One prisoner said he found Drumheller disturbing. At Prince Albert he always knew what he was supposed to be doing every minute. agreed wilh another prk oner who said he wouldn want to go back to the Saska chewan pen. "Most of the prisoners ar here because they arc losers, Mr. Sage said. It's a safe bet tha they had at least two strike against them before they go into trouble wilh the law." to pilots i WASHINGTON (AP) Two Norwegian physicians are developing a device to monitor the heartbeat of airplane pilots to give co-pilots instant warning in the event of the pilot's heart failure. Dr. C. W. S'em-Jacobsen and Dr. B. Hannisdahl of the EEG Research Institute at Oslo's Gauslad Sykehus said pilots are getting older and the possibility ol' hear; !r. come serious. About two being dev( are incapacitated by heart at-, tacks during landings each i year, they said. "Why not a 'dead man's button' in the cockpit of i they suggested in a paper sub-j milled to the Flight Safety Foundation here. "For more than half a century railroads as well as streetcars and subways have had a dead man's button for the operator. No such instrument eloped been in use in the commerce airlines. "The button, when activate stops the train. This is not po. sible in the air. Bui it is poss ble instantly, without more tha i one or two seconds delay, warn the co-pilot and have hit instantly take over the coi trols." Without such a pai ticularly during takeoff an landing when the co-pilot busy with radio communicf tions, check lists and othe five to 15 critical set onds could elapse before a cf pilot would rer'ize lhat the pile had been stricken, they said. The aeromedical specialist said they have developed spe cial techniques and equipmen for in-flight monitoring o biomedical data from pilots am astronauts. "It is today possible to mom tor pilots during operationa missions without mterferin with the mission or the pilot' performance and they said. Gosseii COALDALE (HNS) Mrs. John (Mary) Gossen is the president of the Sunbeam Sewing Circle of the Coaldale Mcn-nonite Conference Church. Past-president is Mrs. William (Mary) Friesen. elected at the recent meeting were: Mrs. Ike (Eleanor) Neufeldt, vice president; Mrs. Frank (Anne) Dyck, secretary and Mrs. Jake (Mary) Klassen, treasurer. Committees were also appointed. The Sunbeam Sewing Circle is active both in church activities and in the community. It has a membership of 37. They meet every second fourth Tuesday in the month except for a two month summer recess. The lunch committee is in charge of serving at various church luncheon functions. Its annual Christmas ban. quet, to which husbands or partners and special guests are invited, will be held Saturday, Dec. 19. The young people of the church will serve the meal and perform clean-up duties. In exchange for the young >eople's services the Sunbeam Sewing Circle will cater to the Young People Christmas Banquet. The Coaldale Volunteer Firemen's Banquet, to be held Dee. 20, will have catering by the Sewing Circle group. Another community service the organization has agreed to provide is Ihe sewing of identification vests for sport teams. They will be used by hockey players as well as participants in other sports. The material will be supplied by the southern regional recreation winners ETZIKOM (HNS) Winner at the recent games wen Henry Scherer and Mrs. Heler Kraft who took first in bridge with consolations going to Mrs Finny Boilings worth ant Bonnie Davis. In the whist section Mrs Dot Hobbs and Jacob Bonnet took top prizes and lows wen to Mrs. Leona Chesney anc Ken Lanz. i elected to board COLEMAN (CMP Bureau) Dr. Victor Martinez was elected to the position of 'trustee on the Crowsnest Pass School Division No. 63 board to represent Coleman sub-division one. Dr. Marline? defeated Earl S'chmidt. Dr. Martinez received 429 votes and Mr. Schmidt 144. There were nine spoilted ballots. The election was held to fill a vacancy on the board created when John Salus, now a resident of Fernie, B.C., resigned, j The terms of office expire at Jie next general election to be held in the fall of SIXTH With 37U persons per square mile, New York State ranks sixth in population density in the United States. Reno Mrs. Clarence Jorgenson, Mr. Mrs. Clarence Jorgenson, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Stauth and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arrowsmith returned recently from a holiday in Heno, Nev. Before travelling to Reno, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jorgenson visited their daughter Mrs. Marion Conlev and family at Woodland, SHICK ELECTRIC SHAVERS 3 ONLY Reg. 44.95. AQ QJ-SPECIAl A SANDY'S J O.B-A. M 304 on Ihe Second Floe 5th St. WALTHAM and ELGIN WATCHES SPECIAL i OFF EWELLERY EMBER r lo Save You More Phone 327-4625 courageous locomotive engineer, Casey Jones, commemorated in song and on a xistage stamp, was killed in a rain wreck near Vaughan. 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