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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, 27, 1974 Police still seeking loot from Barons job City Scene Dognappers take Irish setter Happy is probably not very happy these days. At 7 p.m. Boxing Day, Happy, a six-month-old registered Irish setter was stolen near Municipal Hospital while her com- panion helped some people push a car stuck in the snow. Danny Macdonald of Sherwood Park, visiting family and friends in Lethbridge, was walking his sister's dog. "I saw a car stuck in the snow in the parking lot at the rear of the e told city police. He said he tied the dog to a sign post and went to help push the car. "A yellow late-model station wagon pulled up by the dog and he said. "There were two people in the car. I didn't see them take Happy but when they pulled away the dog was gone Mr. MacDonald told the police he chased the station wagon for about two or three blocks on foot but couldn't catch up to the car Seniors' walks shovelled free Officials of the Golden Mile Centre in Lethbridge have received reports of a group of young people, claiming to be representatives of the centre, who have been offering to shovel senior citizens' walks for a small fee. Dorothy Anderson, centre manager, said today any senior citizen requiring this service may call the centre. The com- munity services department offers a free walk shovelling ser- vice for senior citizens. Consumer law course offered The function of private and governmental consumer protec- tion organizations, the strategies of political action groups and the legal rights of consumers are to be discussed at a Universi- ty of Lethbridge public service program next semester. The consumer and the law course is to be offered over a six week period beginning Feb. 6. It is to be held on Thursday evenings at the Lethbridge Public Library. Border beef quota still open Canadian ranchers and cat- tle feeders are not anxious to fill the quota on cattle shipments to the United States, U.S. Customs statistics show. Shipments to Dec. 24 con- tinued to be far below the Custom office expectations t STUDIO ON riCTW ART i ARTISTIC I v PICTURE N FRAMING SINCE 1958 i S 5 AVE S with cattle still eligible for shipment. The quota office was closed Christmas Day. The U.S. government now restricts movement of all cat- tle except dairy and specified purebred cattle to eight per cent of the average shipment over the last five years. Move- ment of cattle and meat is restricted to the hours between a.m. and p.m. Monday to Friday and clearance must be obtained from Washington, D.C. Quoto statistics show that head of swine, 497 pounds of pork and 407 pounds of beef and veal were still eligible for ship- ment across the border as of Dec. 24. Officials report very few head or pounds were shipped Dec. 24. HEINO DEEKEN Manager ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz 222 5th SI. S. 328-4095 UMROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee OBEEH MILES 75% MORE HAZARD 20% MORE CAR CONTROL' 12% MORE TRACTION' AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check on: BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work is performed by experts to assure complete safety and satisfaction. CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR (HARGKX KIRK'S LETHBRIDGE TABER- CALGARY 1621 3rd Ava. S. 6201 50th Ave. 1210 45th AVI. N.E. Phone 327-5985 Phont 223-3441 276-5344 TIRE SALES LTD. The taken by gunmen in the Dec. 13 robbery at the Barons Royal Batik of Canada is still missing and an RCMP investigation is con- tinuing. "The investigation is follow- ing a normal course of action to recover the stolen RCMP Sgt. Dick McLaren said Tuesday. Three Southern Alberta men have been arrested and charged with the armed robbery. Two of the men have appeared in court. Patrick William Linggard and Donald George Black, both in their early 20s, have been remanded to Dec. 31 for election and plea. Mr. Black has been released on bail and Mr. Linggard is still in custody. The third man, Steven Ragan, is to appear in court sometime in January. Sgt. McLaren said Mr. Black was arrested in Fort Macleod, Mr. Ragan was arrested in the Barons area and Patrick Linggard was arrested at Rocky Mountain House. The RCMP officer said to- day subsequent investigation has led to a charge laid Dec. 24 by Mr. Ragan against a member of a Calgary motor- cycle gang. The charge concerns threats made against Mr. Ragan, but details of the threats are being withheld pending further investigation. The member of the Calgary motorcycle gang, Leland Lawrence Wachler, is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge provincial court Jan. 17. Price of spirits to go up As Southern Albertans sit back and sip their Christmas cheer, they may reflect, less cheerfully, that it will probably cost them more next year. The federal budget brought down in November could add 45 cents or 50 cents to the price of a bottle of hard li- quor, says Russ Sheppard, a member of the Alberta Liquor Control Board. Prices of some lines of scotch whisky have already gone up, he said in a telephone interview from Edmonton. The ALCB took out all the stock it had in bond before the budget, but some lines of scotch were not on hand. Liquor prices take effect when alcohol comes out of bond, he says. When old stock is running out. higher priced bottles will appear on the shelves, with the new price reflecting all costs facing the board. PHARMACY FACTS from O.C.STUBBS Thank You For 1974! With the passing of 1974 I certainly wouldn't want the memory of it going by without having said a heartfelt "Thank You" to all of you, our friends and customers whom we ap- preciate the privilege of having served during the past year. And, while living-in-general does seem to be continually getting just a little more complicated, we want you to know that here at STUBBS PHARMACY LTD. we'll continue doing our best to give you the same old-fashioned- friendly service that makes living really worth- while. We fully-appreciate the fact that your coming in our door means you have faith in our being able to help you. And we want you to know we en- joy serving you because this is the place where we're always glad to see and be of service to you. So, "Thank You" again for our continuing to be here for your convenience and best-possible health. STUBBS rHARMUCY LTD. Optn daily a.m. to p.m. Sunday! and 12 noon to p.m. "I Local police act to plug loophole in .08 charges CECIL BLACK PLUME AT REHEARSAL WALTER KERBER photo Cecil likes to make sure his boys put on a good show By ANDY OGLE Herald Staff Writer Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas at the Lethbridge Correctional Institute without Cecil Black Plume. And Christmas just wouldn't be Christ- mas for Cecil either if he wasn't with "his boys" at the jail. "I like to see my boys put on a show for the said Mr. Black Plume, 41, who helped organize his 14th Christmas concert at the jail this year. Interviewed during a rehearsal break for the concert held Monday, the diminutive and tattooed Mr. Black Plume explained why he habitually commits a minor offence and lands in the hoosegow for Christmas. "My name is good in here, the warden knows he said. "The guards call me chief. I'm chief in here." "When I'm in here, the boys are happy, they're glad to see he added. On stage at the jail gym, a dozen full feathered inmates Cecil's boys are bobbing up and down to the torn torn beat of a big drum. "We're doing the chicken dance, the war dance, a round dance and a square said Mr. Black Plume, who's dressed as a rather buxom squaw complete with roug- ed cheeks and pinned on pigtails for his part. The theft of three wrenches from a city department store Dec. 12 made it possible for Mr. Black Plume to help organize this year's concert at the jail. "I celebrated my birthday in here too, on Dec. Mr. Black Plume added cheerfully. He received a 30-day sentence. Sports seem to play a big part in Mr. Black Plume's unusual attitude towards incarceration. "I do a lot of he said. "I play broomball every Sunday in town with the prison team." And he proudly pointed to a trophy in the jail recreation director's office. A softball team he coached won in a 1972 tourney. Correctional institute officials say Mr. Black Plume is a definite asset on jail teams that go outside the institution. "He's a real good said one official. Mr. Black Plume has an equally happy view of the men whose job it is to see he serves his time. "I gave the warden an eagle feather headress, and a he said. "I call him Chief Good Heart." And for a moment, with the drum throbbing and the war dance going full tilt, it was almost possible to forget where we were. RELIEVES GAS PAINS USED CARS 1973MAZDAXR3 STATION WAGON rotary engine- only miles 1969DATSUN STATION WAGON Good mechanically NEWVW's from S3195 RAEWOOD MOTORS LTD. VOLKSWAGEN PORSCHE AUDI 321-4531 3rd and 14th Si. S. Road icy, auto slips About damage and one minor injury resulted from an accident Monday on Highway 3 East near the stockyards. INSURANCE HOME-BUSINESS FARM We Can Save You Money SEEU3SOONI 706 3rd. S. Phone 327-2793 Robin McPhee, 26, 69 Bridge Villa Estates, told Lethbridge city police he was westbound coming into the city on Highway 3 about p.m. when a car to his right started sliding. He pulled to the left to avoid the car, lost control, went up on a centre strip. CcrtHwd Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLOG. Lower PHONE 327-2822 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge RCMP and city police have moved to plug a loophole in prosecution of drivers who have been drink- ing created earlier this month by a Calgary District Court judge. Provincial Judge Douglas McDonald ruled a batch of breathalyzer solution had been inadequately tested by a RCMP laboratory analyst and therefore any chemical analysis certificates signed by the analyst wouldn't carry any weight. The chemical analysis cer- tificates are required in court when a person has been charg- ed with driving with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 per cent. They are re- quired to show the chemical solution used in breathalyzers has been adequately tested. Because of the judge's deci- sion a man was found not guil- ty of driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 per cent. Testimony at the trial revealed at least units from this batch of solution rul- ed inadequately tested had been sent to police stations throughout the province. One unit is used for each breathalyzer test given. One judge's ruling "could have widespread ramifications in all Alberta drinking and driving cases where certificates relating to solution number 21 (the solu- tion ruled inadequate) are used in evidence The Calgary Herald said in a story following the ruling. "The only alternative to introducing certificates would be for the Crown to call all analysts from the Edmonton RCMP laboratory to testify in every case where a drinking driver is accused of exceeding the .08 The Calgary Herald said. Lethbridge Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson announc- ed in Lethbridge provincial court Dec. 13 because of the Calgary judge's ruling anyone who pleaded not guilty to a .08 charge would be remanded for trial until after an appeal of the Calgary judge's decision was heard. Also because of the Calgary judge's decision, Lethbridge RCMP and city police are charging drinking drivers with driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 per cent and with impaired driving as well. Lethbridge senior Crown Prosecutor D. V. Hartigan told The Herald if a person pleads guilty to the impaired driving charge the .08 charge is dropped. If a person pleads not guilty to the impaired driving charge and is found not guilty then the Crown will proceed on the .08 charge after the appeal of the Calgary judge's decision. The Crown appeal is scheduled to be heard by the Appellate Division of the Alberta Supreme Court in the last week in January. Impaired driving is an offence under Section 234 of the Criminal Code while driv- ing with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 per cent is un- der Section 236. Prior to the advent of the breathalyzer drivers who police suspected of being drunk were charged with im- paired driving. With the advent of the breathalyzer, drivers were charged with impaired driv- ing only in exceptional cir- cumstances because it is a more difficult charge to prove. Strike by police 'not contemplated' There will "certainly not" be a police strike or a national police strike if capital punish- ment is not re-introduced, says the president of the Lethbridge Police Associa- tion. "The last thing the police wish to do is to withdraw their services from the Constable Leon Bruneau told The Herald Tuesday. There would not be a strike in Lethbridge, he added. Const. Bruneau, Lethbridge Police Chief Ralph Michelson, and about 20 members of the Lethbridge force went to Calgary Monday to attend the funeral of a Calgary police detective slain in a with a gunman last week. While in Calgary, Const. Burneau attended a meeting of western regional represen- tatives of The Canadian Police Association Media reports Monday quoted Constable Frank McDonald, president of the Calgary Police Association, as saying there would be a national strike of police forces if two men convicted of murdering an RCMP officer in Cloverdale, B C., earlier this year are not hanged as scheduled on Jan. 28. However, Const. McDonald said Monday's media reports were misleading. He says he doesn't feel there would be a national strike if the two con- victed are not hanged. Const. Bruneau said representatives at the conference were generally in favor of capital punishment where policemen are murdered or when another crime such as rape or robbery is involved with a murder. Chief Michelson said Tues- day any pressure on govern- ment regarding capital punishment should come from the citizens. "I don't think it should come from the he said. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 t. S. P. FOX, C.O.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Our Complete Line of PANTRY WARE 4 Piece Cannister Sets Bread Boxes Step-On Cans Paper Dispensers 15% 0 OFF REGULAR PRICES Call Houstwiru 327-5767 DOWNTOWN YORK HOTEL and ROYAL TAXI Travel with the nicest People DIAL 327-0488 FOR 24 HOUR SERVICE ;