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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SOUTHERN ALBtRTA GOLFERS HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY and MoB Pro. Departing Calgary Jon. 23 Return Feb. 6, 1973 For Booking? and further information csniacl; ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIILIAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The LctKbtidgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, December 28, 1972 9 TO 13 LETHBRIDOE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7lh Strte! Shopping Wall Idhbridgt, Alberta Phone (403) 328-741 1 ADDING MACHINES CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: 5-year suspension of hanging law ends Friday Southern Albertans favor 'hangman's return by RON" HcraM Staff Writer Southern Alhcirtans appear to he strongly in favor of bring- ing capital punishment bact: Uj Canada's courtrooms. one of 10 elected public officials expressed strong doubts aixjut IJyj overall social value of the de3-.h pen- alty v.'hilc four of eleven repre- of the general iic iniefviev.x-d v.x-re opposed to capital Mayor Ardy Anderson and four aide'mm favortd retention 01 the supreme penalty while the- remaining members of coun- cil either had no opinion or were r.ot available for com- ment. Dick Gruerr.vaM, the SocJal Credit MLA for Lethbridge West, ir.dicated he opposed to capital punish men t while John Anderson, th? Lelhbridge East Socred MLA, came out strongly in favor of it. Ken Hurlburt. the Progres- sive Conservative MP for Leth- bridge, also supported capital pimiSihment Bert Har- g r a ve, the Conservat i ve i fP from Medicine Hat, said he wants ifi find out what his con- stituents feel before takin g a stand. fn favor Mr. Htrlburt said, "I am in favor of capital punishment. We have to hsve some bind of deterrent. The first thing we have to be concerned shout L? the protection of society and then we should about re- Mr. HurJburt said he doesn't regard an execution as another mirder. Mr. said, care to express iny ptrs-onal opinion. it comes up in the Ho use, I plan to find out my constituents ff-el and. if i" a clear majority, Mi act or; Mayor Anderson fll fed the cior.th penaky should be re- tained hut I don't think we should continue to hang people ILs too barbaric. I feel the gas chamber would be better. ''Jf someor.e deliberately commits a murder, they should pay the penalty. The public has a right to Jury member Aid. Ed Easledo "1 tiiink we should have it for many such as rape and mur- der. I don't agree. a per- son committing murder arid of after three or fou- A Id. E ha d a ps rt i n I he last hanging in "I was on the jury for the hanging here about 15 years ago. I with the fact that he wa.s The threat of capital punish- ment is definitely a c'e'.errerjt to pre-rr; edit tied murder, he kit. Aid. Cbick "I don't it i.s a but that riorrsn't nects-vsrily it should fcbolj.-hc-d." Alder- man Chic her; tor said there are .sr> many sides to the question that he has taken no definite stand on capital punishment. Aid. Torn Ferguson ''The way things are working out, I don't think it should have been abolished. The number of mur- ders has increased and there must be a reason for it." Aid. Bill Kergan "I am in fava" of retaining it. L'rn not a bloodthirsty character but people have to be Aid. Kergan, a fonner police- rran. said he would like to the method of execution chang- ed from hanging to the gas chamber. "I say capital pur.ish- rnent Is a he added. Aid. Vaughn Hembroff, a city lav.yer, said he has definite opinions on the question hut declined to state them be- cause he is now involved in a murder trial. No comment Alder me n Steve Kotch and Vera Ferguson were not avail- able for comment. Ralph Miche'ison, city police- chief "I would rather not be quoted on it. The police chiefs have been quite vocal on this for a 5ong time and it hasn't done much good. So I think it would be better now to stay out of Mr. Gruenwald said, "I feel if we can get along without it, there is no reason to have capital punishment. I would want real good solid evidence that it i.s needed before I would support bringing it back." Mr. An derson said, We should have capital punish- ment. We have U> do something to protect the people." Mr. Anderson said the laws now seem to do more to pro- tec: the criminal than they do for the people-. The threat of capital punisb- rrjent ''would make a person think a little more'1 before com- mitting a rnu.rrk-r. On the street Harvey Kirg. Keho Place ''I'm against capital punishment. In Great Britain, I heard that a was hanged and then they found out he was really innocent. They shouldn't people because there is always a chance they are inno- cent." Rita Godfrey. !1No, I don't think its good." David Birley, ''Capital punish men t Ls good in fome causes. F'or example, the murderer of Pie Te Lapo rte ihuuld be subject to capital Mr. Birley said the death penalty is appropriate where the murder is planned hut a murder that is committed in the heat of the moment should be treated less severely. Henry Vr'cclbrock. 409 12th St. S. "Yes, I am in favor of it- It is a good! deterrent to C. X. Harvie. 5th Ave. S. 1 sure am li'.1 hearings throughout this year. I'KJCKS Effective Nt'.v Year': Day. t h'_- mJ n J m urn price con- turner's pay, as set hv the Public Utilities Board, be 'i'i tents per quart for homo- milk, up from 31 cents, according to Doug Tnompsofl, inspector (or the Alberta Milk Control Board in Lethbridge. per cent, partly ski mm fed miJr: will cast consumers 31 minimum, up from skim milk 27 cents, up 24 cents: r chocolate milk o'j up from 3G but- terrrJ 36 cents, up from 33 i csnte.' Half-gallon containers in- crease four cents, rniik will cost 05 cents per hfclf gallon with two per cent skim costing 61 cents. Set for the Edmonton, Cal- gary. Deer, Le'.hbridge. Medicine Hat snd Crowsnes! Fa.-? the iru-jfinty of tht increase will go to prvJuwn. They v.-ill be p'cid yi .f; j per hundred'A eight after Jan. h an irsfitasfi of cents per huijrJrfxhveight for v.hitn is boM for drink- ing purjxyjts f Class A her set of prices, lower ih; those for fluid milk also v.ere Class 2 prices -A'try increased 45 cents lo S-i Z'i hundred- Tne milk used for ice cresm HUM. cotUge cheese, sour c;