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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta yon drink, stay army from whed To save lives-that's the goal ___Wednesday, December M, 197! THE LErHBRIDGE HERALD 11 By THE CANADIAN PRESS For police across Canada, Iho problem is to keep Canadians who use the nation's highways alive over the Christmas and New Year's holiday season. And since police attribute most fatal car accidents to drinking drivers, they believe the simplest method cutting down on holiday traffic deaths is to convince drinkers to slay away from the steering wheels. A Cross-Canada Survey hy The Canadian Press shows that many police forces have al- Deportation order stalled JERUSALEM (AP) Is- rael's Supreme Court issued an order today staying the deporta- tion of 20 American "Black Is- raelites." The court order called on In- terior Minister Josef Burg to ex- plain within 30 days why the blacks should not be allowed to stay in Israel. They appealed to the high court after receiving deportation orders Sunday. The blacks arrived in October to visit relatives among the 250 so-called Black Israelites. These black Americans, most of them from the Chicago area, began arriving in Israel two years ago and claim they are descendants of the original Hebrew nation. They are not Jews and refuse to convert. The interior ministry now is discouraging such immigrants and said the October arrivals' tourist visas had expired. Two killed in ship hijacking CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) A fishing vessel radioed the United States Coast Guard Tuesday that two men were killed and a woman was wound- ed during an attempted hijack off the Texas coast. The coast guard dispatched a helicopter which later radioed that it had reached the vessel, picked up the injured person by hoist and was returning to shore. Fragmentary information in- dicated that the captain still was in command of the ship, that the woman may have lost a leg or almost have done so and that two children under six years of age were aboard. Sources identified the 72-foot craft as the Mr. Tucker, home port and owner unknown. Homosexual law struck down TALLAHASSEE, Flo. (AP) The Florida Supreme Court has struck down the state's 103- year-old law making homosex- u a lily and other "crimes against nature" felonies. The court declared the law "unconstitutional for vagueness and uncertainty in its lan- guage." But at the same time, it left standing the misde- meanor crime prohibiting "un- natural and lascivious acts." By retaining the lesser of- fence, said the court, "society will continue to be protected from tin's sort of reprehensible act." A misdemeanor conviction carries a six-month jail sen- tence or a fine. The felony conviction could have meant up to 20 years in jail. Land developer "eatens to sue MONTREAL head of a real estate development company which WES ordered by the Supreme Court of Canada to demolish a partially-constructed luxury apartment building in Hull, said today he will sue the City of Hull if the court order is enforced. "I had plans for si-? buildings in the area." said David Green- stein, president of Daskin En- terprises of Montreal. "Permits were granted to me hy a special city council meeting. I believe I must fight; there is too much money involved." The court order, sought by a proup of property owners in the area on grounds that the area was zoned for single-family dwellings, was delivered Mon- day by Mr. Justice Louis-Phi- lippe Pigeon. Mr. Justice Pigeon ruled that the high-rise building, valued at about SI million, contravened the city's zoning bylaw. He or- dered the building demolished within srx months and the 11- acre site restored to its former grassy condition. "The zone was changed two years before I liought the land but I never found out about said Mr. Greenstein. "I have the permits and nil the legal pa- pers. Two buildings have been Residents told nol lo pay bills over medicare VICTORIA (CP) Premier V. A. C. Bennett has advised British Columbia residents to refuse to pay any doctor bills in excess of the medical care insurance plan payments. In reply to questions, Mr. Bennett said he hopes doctors won't carry out threats to bill patients for the difference be- tween the plan's fee scale and the DO per cent payments by (Jin plan. "I would recommend patients not the premier said when asked what, people .should do if hills are sent. Doctors generally have not been billing patients for the dif- ference between what the gov- r imeitl operated medical 1 "i pays and the fee schcd- Mr. Kennclt said doctors nre "well and hove most- ly improved debt collodion rec- ords since fees have paid direct from (ho plan. partly built; one is nine floors high "and the other is six floors and I have mortgages for million on the buildings." PROTEST CONSTRUCTION Mrs. Rene Joyal Brossard and a property owners group took legal action against the builders and the city itself when ths project was announced about a year ago. City council approved the pro- ject, but failed in efforts to have the Quebec legislature pass a private bill authorizing it. Mrs. Erossard and L'Association des Proprietaries des Jardms Tache won the first round of the battle when a Supe- rior Court judge ordered the project halted. But the Quebec Court of Ap- peal reversed the decision and the property-owners appealed to the Supreme Court. Drugs popular with nurses STANFORD, Calif. (AP) A Stanford University research team says marijuana-smoking is gaining popularity with stu- dent nurses in the United States. "If medical authorities cannot convince nursing students to re- frain from using marijuana, persuading the population at large seems unlikely.'' the re- searchers say in a report pub- lished in the December issue of the American Journal of Nurs- ing. They say analysis of question- naires filled out by student nurses and graduate nurses from across the country showed that 13 per cent of the sludcnl nurses had used pot compared with three per cent of the prac- tising nurses. The researchers called the findings remarkable, because prospective doctors and nurses "jeopardize not only graduation, but also slate licensure and em- FIItoT FROM U.S.S.R. MALMO, Sweden (AP) Two Soviet workers from the Ukraine are studying at, the Retol seminary here to become Baptist ministers. The seminary rector, David Lngcrgren, said there are about regis- tered Baptists in the Soviet Union, but none had been per- mitted previously lo come to Sweden for religious studies. ready geared their campaigns to prevent needless tragedies during HH> holidays. Some forces will rely on regu- lar methods of surveillance and education. Some plan special campaigns, ranging from exten- sive advertising programs de- signed to convince drinking drivers to stay off the highways to added patrols and spot checks. Police in all the provinces have the same goal in mind: To save lives. Following is a province-by- province survey of police plans over the holiday season. NEWFOUNDLAND RCMP in Newfoundland say they will follow the routine pro- cedure of putting extra patrols on highways during the Christ- mas season. But an RCMP spokesman says there has been "no noticeable increase" in drinking-driving accidents re- cently despite the increase in the number of cars and drivers. A spokesman for the New- foundland Constabulary, which polices St. John's, s_ays no extra patrols or efforts" have been made in the city during the last two years because police found are getting more sensi- ble." NOVA SCOTIA Highways Minister Garnet Brown has appealed to all mo- torists to co-operate with police to "hit. hard at drinking driv- ers." and has also instructed bis department to conduct an inten- sive education program during December. "I want the small minority of drivers who feel it is safe to drink and drive to know that their Decision could be very he said. Halifax Police Chief John Wrin says his department's pol- icy is to try to convince people they should arrange for some other means of transportation when they know they will be drinking. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Police in Prince Edward Is- land will be pushing the mes- sage on radio, television and newspaper advertisements that drinking and driving don't, mix. Police Chief Sterns Webster of Charlottetown says extra pa- trols will be on duly over the holiday season. 'NEW BRUNSWICK Provincial Secretary Rodman i Logan has cautioned all drivers to drive defensively and says there is no place on provincial highways for the drunken driver. Both RCMP and police tn Saint John indicate they'll be tightening up on spot checks and Saint John police are in the middle of a six-week television and newspaper campaign with spot announcements on pedes- trian and vehicular safety. QUEBEC Provincial police in Quebec plan no special patrols over the holiday period but publicity an- nouncements arc phnncd warn- ing the public about drinking and driving. Montreal police plan their u s u a 1 surveillance and the s t e p p e d -u p traffic program begun before Expo 67. There will be a full police staff at Christinas and New Year's and during those days, police cruis- Iers have flashing lights going continuously during peak hours j to draw attention to police pres- ence, I ONTARIO There will be the usual heavy patrols on the province's high- ways by the Ontario Provincial Police during the holiday season this year. In Toronto. Deputy Police Chief John Murray says police will be tougher on drinking driv- ers this year because breath- testing devices have failed to discourage them. Impaired driving charges are 75 per cent higher than a year ago. Spot cheeks in Toronto started Wednesday. MANITOBA Police say there might be more police cars on the road during peak holiday periods but no special crackdown is being planned. An RCMP spokesman said "special splurges arc not recog- nized as the best method of pro- moting traffic safety." "We go all out al! year he said. SASKATCHEWAN 'Inspector Denis Chisolm of the Regina city police said usual spot checks would be set up. "Naturally, we direct more attention to the driver because it is lhat time of year." said Insp. Chisolm who also said ad- vance publicity had "quite a de- terrent effect.1' RCMP plan rouline checks and Insp. Randy Schramm said Ihc force, "solicits the co-opera- tion of the public through local news media." "Generally lhal's our ap- proach. It's worked in the past several years and we're very pleased with the ouleome." ALIlKliTA RCMP say a special blitz to reduce Lho number of drinking drivers began Nov. 1 and now !s lart of a permanent program. The idea, said Insp. W. J. Hunter, is not to get more pros- ecutions but to get drinking drivel's off the road. In Calgary on Christmas Eve there will be the customary courtesy by off- duty take wobbly celebrants home. Edmonton Po- lice Insp. George Ward said the traffic enforcement squad has been increased as of Dec. 1, "just when we really needed it." BRITISH COLUMBIA The attorney-general's office says the province plans to re- peat its anti-drinking-if-driving campaign first unveiled on the Labor Day weekend. Radio, tel- evision and newspaper ads will begin about Dec. 22 and run until after New Year's. Vancouver city police have been putting out weekend road- blocks since the first weekend of November and will put out roadblocks every night during the Christmas season. In a new move, police will analyse trends, ascertain where the mosl drinking drivers are being nabbed, where none or few are being caughl 'I id change the lo- cation of roadblocks accord- ingly. Heavy loss recorded by post office OTTAWA (CP) A loss of S100.0 million was recorded by the post office in 1970-71 fiscal year. In its recently released annual report, the 'department has blamed million of the loss on a four-month rotating strike by postal workers in 1970 that severely cut mail volumes. "Strikes have had a lasting the report states. "Many users who were forced to find alternative distribution facilities have continued to use them. "Introduction of new and im- proved services did, however, result in increased volume ol first-class mail." The 1970-71 deficit, was million greater than the loss on postal operations in the previous year. Revenue declined to million from million while costs rase to million from S500 million in 1969-70. The re- port said inflation, particularly in the cost of labor, and the need to expand operations to serve a growing population were the main factors in the rise in expenditures. Mail volume dropped to billion pieces of mail in 1970-71 from 4.8 billion. Petition opposes litpior service in auditoriums CALGARY (CP) A petition opposing the sen-ing of liquor in the Jubilee auditoriums j Edmonton and Calgary has been circulated by a city man. Nick Nickyforuk, 25, said he collected 2.400 names and plans to send the petition to Premier Peter Lougheed next week. Mr. Nickyforuk said the peti- tion opposes the liquor service on the basis that: activities at the auditoriums are not compatible with liquor Sufficient lounges are available elsewhere Traffic control would be more difficult at the auditori- ums if patrons drank. The petition became neccs. sary, he said, because a gov- ernment commission suggested to the attorney general that special liquor permits should be granted to the two audi- toriums. Civic vote recount January II GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) A judicial recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 24 civic elec- tions in Grande Prairie has been set for Jan. 11. District Court Judge T, L. Cross will conduct the recount, requested by a county resident. An affidavit filed with tile court charged irregularities in the election, including failure of deputy returning officers to ini- tial ballots. The affidavit also said some ballots were incor- reclly printed with iiicumlwnt listed first, instead of candidalos listed in cal order ns required by the election set. Socreds drop Hooke A. J. HOOKE Loses card Safest garelte on market MONTREAL (CP) s a f e i. t cigarettes in the may be on sale in su- burban Greenfield filter from end to end. Several persons have re- ported purchasing cartons of the cigarettes from peddlers on the street only to find they contained no tobccca. The all filter cigarettes are for display or promotion- al purposes. Police have cautioned the public against buying from street side cigarettes ped- dlers but no arrests were re- ported. EDMONTON (CP) A. J. Hooke, 65, a member of the first Social Credit government elected in 1935, has had his membership in the Alberta So- cial Credit revoked. League president Bill John- son said Tuesday the member- ship was revoked under a sec- tion of the party constitution which permits such action when a member's public statements are not in harmony with league aims. Mr. Johnson said the league's hoard of directors decided that many statements made during the last year by Mr. Hooke, a former cabinet minister, fell into such a definition. 'CRITICIZED PABTV Mr. Ilooke had criticized Hie party for not being a true So- cial Credit organization under former premier and current leader Harry Strom. The Socia'l Credit party, which governed Alberta for 36 consecutive years, was defeat- ed in the Aug. 30 provincial election by the Progressive Conservatives. Mr. Johnson said that in light of Mr. Hooke's length of ser- vice in the party the board is prepared to reconsider its ac- tion if Mr. Hooke is prepared to publicly change his attitude. The board's action must be ratified by party members at the next annual convention. Mr. Hooke, who represented Rocky Mountain House riding in the legislature, did not seek re-election Aug. 30. He held the portfolios of pro- vincial secretary, economic af- fairs, public works, municipal affairs, public welfare and lands and forests between 1943 and 1968. Mr. Hooke was dropped from the cabinet when Mr. Strom succeeded E. C. Manning as premier and party leader in 1968. Oddities in the News CINCINNATI (AP) Rich- ard Christmas and Charles Snow are defendants In a suit in Hamilton County common pleas court. Slaiificld seeks document leak probe report OTTAWA (CP) Conserva- tive Leader Robert Stanfield asked Tuesday for a statement, before the Commons recesses for the holidays, on the state of investigations into the leak of a cabinet document in the fall. Prime Minister Trudeau re- plied that the investigation is proceeding and there is nothing i to report. He saw no need for a statement. Mr. Stanfield referred to the publication in November of a confidential July 29 cabinet min- ute on the subject of foreign in- vestment. Mr. Stanfield said that in view of the seriousness of the leak to the government and the coun- try, a statement should be made. Thomas Taylor filed the suit today, asking that a part- nership among him, Christ- mas and Snow be dissolved. He said thai the two have de- nied him access Id hooks of a service station they own. BURLINGTON', Mass. (AP) Voters here last year banned the use of salt on roads because it was jeopard- izing the town's water supply. Today, after a brief snow- fall, the town's highway de- partment spread a substitute litter. "It' doesn't melt like salt, but it provides good said a town official about the grainy substance used to line cats' boxes. "And we don't use as much of it as salt because it costs SIW a ton and salt, costs only S18 a Ion." WAR VICTIMS BERLIN (AP) Stray live bombs, grenades and shells scattered around East Germany during the Second World War have killed 12 persons and in- jured 182 in the last five years, the official East German news agency ADN reported. 'I BLOW IT! SYLVANIA ht the way is Christma SYLVANIA Flash Bulbs for Holiday Season PICTURE TAKING FLASHCUBES. Pkg. of. 12. M3 AND M2B FLASHCUBES Pkg. of 12. M3B FLASHCUBES. Pkg. of 12. 25B FIASHCUBES. Pkg. of 12. MAGIC CUBES. Pkg. of 12. NO DOWN PAYMENT NO PAYMENTS TILL JAN. 72 REGULAR SERVICE CHARGES WILL BE APPLIED EACH MONTH wiv College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Opnn Wodnoiday and Thursday 9 o.m. lo 9 p.m. Friday 9 o.m. 6 p.m. Cloicd Chriilmoi Day and Bwiina Day, Dec. 25 and 27. ;