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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tliunday, December 17, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Alberta may lower age of majority to 18 EDMONTON (CP) Attor- ney General Edgar Gerhart says the age of majority in Al- berta may be lowered to 18 from 21 to make youths "adults in every sense of the In addition, the province may raise the age of minors to 18 Grande Prairie editor named GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) William Scott, 31, has been ap- pointed editor of The Daily Herald Tribune, publisher Ger- ald Duncan announced today. Mr. Scott, news editor prior to his appointment, has been with The Herald Tribune for seven years. Before coming to Grande Prairie he was editor of the weekly Fraser Valley Record in Mission City, B.C., and the High River, Alia., Times. INCOME TAX COURSE BY CORRESPONDENCE You can Earn Extra Income by Learning to Prepare Tax Returns For Full Details, Contact CANADIAN SCHOOL OF TAX ACCOUNTING 6 Adelaide St. E., Dept. 16 Toronto 1, Ontario froin 16 and bring offences under the Narcotics Control Act over to provincial control, the minister told a business- men's club. "1 don't Ihink we've been he said in commenting on the age of majority. "We impose adult sanctions on minors in the courts but if we do tin's then it must be ap- plied generally in all aspects." MORAL ISSUES He said that only moral is- sues should be considered in declaring an 18-year-old girl, for example, a juvenile delin- quent. "As it stands now, such a girl is a juvenile delinquent if she goes through a stop sign." In Alberta a boy is no longer a minor at age 16 but a girl is considered to be a minor until age 18, Mr. Gerhart said. He cited better communica- tions as the reason why "an 38-year-old is far ahead of where I was at that age." "Children arc more aware of rights and privileges today." He said there should be "no reservations" on the age of majority. "They should be adults under the law in all includ- ing eligibility for political of- fice and responsibility for con- tracts. Mr. Gerhart said 18 would be a good age to choose because it may fall in line with pro- posed federal changes and it is already the age at which youths are eligible for military ser- However, when the proposal goes before the legislature, a choice will be offered between 18 or 19, he said. Drug offences under the nar- cotics control act currently fall under federal jurisdiction. "We've been happy until now to leave it there because it is an expensive field requiring trained men." 'It is essentially punitive in nature and the feeling among provincial governments now is to see if the act is federal leg- islation." EDGAR GERHART Uninspected meal shocks consumers CALGAKY (CP) Cpnsum ers "are shocked" that 20 cent of meat sold in Alberta is uninspected, says A. J. E Child, president of Burns Foods Ltd. and of the Meat Packers Council of Canada. He said housewives he has talked to were under the im- pression that the law providec inspection for all meat prod- ucts. A brief to the provincial cabi- net by the Alberta Veterinary Association said that 20 per cent of meat consumed in the province is not inspected for disease. Beat the Wind and tlie Cold INDOOR CAR DISPLAY at SHOPPERS7 WORLD NEW and USED CARS and TRUCKS 1970 MODEL DEMONSTRATORS HOURS: 9 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. All Week AVSNUE I Clh I I9IJ. STKEET A 3rd AVENUE, IITHBRIDGF, ALBERTA The brief, which said some slaughterhouses were dilapidat- ed and did not meet the mosl rudimentary standards for pro- duction of safe, food, recom- mended that the Alberta gov- ernment set up an inspection program for the unsanitary slaughterhouses. Mr. Child said only meat packing plants that ship across provincial borders must be fed- erally inspected and there is no inspection of country slaughter- houses or of many small sau- sage manufacturers. "There is a tremendous gap between conditions in plants which have federal inspection, as do all members of the Meat Packers Council, and those which do not. "In our plants there is con tinuous examination of all oper- ations. No diseased meat Can escape detection or get into a manufactured product. "No employee with an infec- tion is allowed to go to work. All equipment and techniques must conform to high standards of bacteria control." Mr. Child said most retailers protect the public by refusing a handle fresh meat and sau- sage products from uninspected premises. "The housewife can protect lerself by insisting on feder- ally-inspected meat." Attempt to demilitarize towns AMMAN (AP) Palestinian Arab guerrilla leaders and the Jordanian government today started a one-week program to demilitarize all the country's major towns in efforts to avoid further clashes between the two sides. Prime Minister Wasfi Tell an- nounced the government and the guerrillas have been dis- arming their forces in Amman, Zarqa, Jerash and Irbid and that after Sunday carrying arms will 'n-: forbidden in inhab- ited are-is. A spokesman [or the Central Committee of the Palestine Lib- eration Organization confirmed Toll's statement and pledged strict guerrilla adherence to a nine-point agreement made by the two sides Monday night to end four days of fighting. Tell saiii the ban against arms applies to tary, paramilitary and civilian thai anyone caught will) arms In an inhabited area after Sunday will he eourt-mar- Lialled as a traitor. In Amman, the Palestinian Liberation Organization said it was holding five men who alleg- edly murdered five police guards at a hospital in the Jor- danian capital and would hand the men over to authorities for trial. The killings sparked a night of gunfire and unrest inj Amman. I In Paris, about 50 youths at- tacked police oulsido the Jor- danian Embassy Monday night, hurling stones and bottles of acid. .Several police were injured in the attack and about 10 of (ho demonstrators were arrested, authorities said. King Hussein of Jordan was in a downtown television studio for a news conference at (he time of the attack. f Love Affairs Arran Between YOU and the 62 You will fall instantly for the superb styling, magnificent touch, fully variable slops offering a multitude of ef- fects to the two keyboards. 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