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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LITHiRIDOI HMA10 Monday, 10, 1IT4 West Lethbridge United Way nearing objective With one day to go in its 1974 campaign, the Lethbridge United Way has collected 79.9 per cent of its objective, executive director Dave Wilson said today About has been collected towards an objective of he said. The previous high was collected in 1971 Mr Wilson said contributors and volunteers had done a good job on the campaign, which ends Dec. 31 City Scene Ice remains thin on lake Poor directions Signs pointing the way to the University of Lethbridge and to the city on either approach to the 6th Avenue Bridge were posted this month, but the opening of the new bridge has been moved back again until the end of January. The delay was blamed on slow steel deliveries. Although the bridge deck is completed, crews are installing guard rails and expansion joints. to begin Thursday Henderson Lake remains unsafe for public skating. Bob Bartlett, director of community services for the city, -m _ said this morning commissionaires will be posted at the lake to I-tllll C11 ft Q 1 ft p W r) tl t tell residents of the condition of the ice when it is unsafe J.JJC71. O TT CUll through the school holiday. Free bus service offered Lethbridge Transit Service again this year is planning to offer free bus service in the city on New Year's Eve, says John Frouws, superintendent of the city transit department Mr Frouws said the free service will involve about eight buses, covering all city routes It is offered to reduce accidents linked to the holiday season. "The free service will begin at 11 p m. and continue until 4 a.m he said Regular bus service, he said, usually runs until 11 p m and the free service will run after that time Last year the free bus service ran until 4 a.m and Mr. Frouws said it will likely be the same this year. He also said he expects local service clubs to be requesting chartered buses for their members on New Year's Eve. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. quired to hold 300 to 400 skaters. Under present weather conditions, the ice on the lake thaws from both the top and bottom. The ice thickness is not uniform, creating possible trouble spots. Daily measurements are taken by city crews to determine the condition of the lake for skating. Mr. Brown said the ice is less than IVz inches thick in some places and is considered dangerous. Items missing from apartment A Lethbridge man returned to find his apartment ransacked and his stereo and hunting and fishing equipment stolen Sunday. Total value of the items stolen was put at City police said Keith Rae, No. 9 1001 2nd Ave. S., was out of town and a neighbor reported the theft at a.m. Sunday. Taken was the stereo, worth a shotgun valued at a high powered rifle worth an air rifle worth and other items Police said the dresser drawers were also ransacked but nothing else was missing. The investigation is continuing. More than pints donated More than pints of blood were given by volunteer donors at four Red Cross clinics in the Civic Sports Centre and two at the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Com- munity College in 1974. Another 135 bottles were given by people called for emergency donations at city hospitals, bringing the total blood donated by Southern Albertans to bottles in 1974. The total for 1973 was bottles. Special presentations for donations were made to 168 people Eleanor Holroyd of Lethbridge, co ordmator of blood donor clinics for the Lethbridge branch of Red Cross, said four clinics will again be held in the city in 1975. The dates for the clinics are March 4, 5 and 6, June and 12, Sept. 2, 3 and 4 and Dec. 9, 10 and 11. Counting begins on contract Alberta's telephone operators have begun counting ballots cast on a tentative contract with Alberta Government Telephones, a union spokesman said today. Dale Ashton, business manager for Local 348 of the Inter- national Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, said results will be available later today. Of the envelopes mailed, 794 were returned, he said in a telephone interview from Calgary. Cross-country skiing good Cross-country skiers should still be able to enjoy a Waterton Park outing New Year's Day despite continuing chinook con- ditions. City collections continue new short story magazine City garbage collection crews are maintaining their holiday pick-up schedule disrupted briefly by the pre- Christmas blizzard. "As far as I know we're on The New Year Will Bring New Medicines 80% of the prescriptions we now dispense contain ingredients unknown less than ten years ago. We still use a few of the old reliables, but most of them are being rapidly replaced by better new products. Like your physician, we study to keep in- formed about new discoveries. We learn their dosage, physical qualities, proper storage and incompatibilities. That is why we can fill any prescription, including those prescribed by physicians in distant cities. and Rod say... The average married couple has already spent next year's salary and hasn't paid this year's bills. DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN schedule, although we still have a few alleys to said an engineering department spokesman today. Crews were to pick up last Thursday's collection along with today's regular runs and Friday's collection with regular Tuesday routes. Thursday, the normal Wednesday service shut down for New Year's Day will be collected. Christmas trees will also be picked up when service is back to normal, the spokesman said. Canada's first national short story magazine will hit newstands across the country Jan. 7 as it makes its debut sporting a large red maple leaf on the front cover. The more than 500 subscribers from points across Canada and a few from other countries such as the United States, Norway, China and England are to receive their initial issue of the Canadian Short Story Magazine during the first week of January Lethbridge publisher of the magazine Louis Burke says the first of four issues to be published in 1975 contains 10 short stories written by Canadians and other features on Canadian writing and writers. Printed contributions to the magazine are from Vancouver, Calgary, Lethbridge, Winnipeg. Toronto and Montreal, all restricted to the magazine's maximum word limit. Short stories published in the magazine must use Canadian backgrounds and themes and be written by Canadians. The magazine is to function on a non profit basis with all revenue to be used to offset printing and distribution expenses and reward writers. To date, the enterprising editor and publisher of the magazine notes that about two thirds of the first issue has been paid for by subscriptions and advertising. The future of the Canadian Short Story Magazine "is looking more optimistic all the says Mr. Burke who indicated there was a possibility he might "fall flat on my face" when he first began developing the magazine and soliciting support for it last September. The magazine will feature a short story by a Canadian short story writer from the past and his or her background. It will also feature writing for adults, young people and youngsters in each issue. The New Year represents a new semester for about students who will be heading back to university, college and grade school in Lethbridge Monday. University students are to register for the spring semester Thursday and college students register Friday and begin classes Monday. With the exception of Wilson Junior High School students, all public and separate school students are to return to the classroom Monday. Wilson students begin the spring semester Friday to gain one of several school days they lost when the south wing of their school was destroyed in December. They will attend school for 15 minutes longer each day to make up another five days of classroom instruction that were lost through closure of the school. Grade 1 students at George McKillop will continue to be dismissed at p.m. instead of 4 p.m. during the spring semester. The school introduced the new dismissal time in September to enable students to board a bus within five minutes of being dismissed instead of waiting a half hour for a ride home. Centre site work on Operations are normal again at the Lethbridge Centre construction site, Poole Construction Ltd.'s job sponsor for the project said today. "I think we're in pretty good said Al Tropp- mann. He couldn't say how much the project was delayed by the recent glassworkers' strike. RICK ERVIN photo Moonrise The moon rose over 3rd Avenue with help from the photo- are as rough as the lunar landscape as ice bumps remain from the grapher, who used a telephoto lens and combined negatives to make the print. Some motorists have complained that city streets last major storm a week ago. Police welcome bail law reforms here By MICHAEL ROGERS Herald Staff Writer Police have always felt the Bail Reform Act allows criminals back on the street almost as fast as they are arrested and any change in the act would be welcomed, the Lethbridge city police chief said today. Chief Ralph Michelson was commenting on a report that Federal Justice Minister Otto Lang planned to give judges greater leeway to refuse bail to accused persons. The chief said law enforce- ment officers have been call- ing for such amendments for some time. "It is a very serious problem in Canada where peo- ple are allowed to commit one crime after another. It has to be chief Michelson said. Provincial Judge L. W. Hudson agreed with the police chief and said there have been cases where someone is caught and charged with an offence, let out on bail and commits another crime to pay the bail and legal fees. RODNEY 401 5th St. S. Dtllvtry 327-3364 GEORGE Hilg Mcdicil Bldg. 601 6th S. Cfll 328-8133 CortHted Dentil Mechanic CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BIN. Lower Level PHONE MT-JM2 Judge Hudson said he feels the proposed amendment is a good one and agreed with a British Columbia provincial judge who said a judge should be able to impose at least a temporary detention where he deems necessary without hav- ing to rely on the prosecutor. "The way it is now, the judge makes his decision after hearing arguments from coun- cil whether or not the accused should be released on Judge Hudson said. The person would be releas- ed on bail unless the crown could show there is reason to believe the accused wouldn't appear in court on a given date or if it is in the interest of the public not to give bail. "Unless the crown could es- tablish these things, the ac- cused would be released on the judge said. "I hope the Bail Reform Act will give judges more room for he added. Judge Hudson said reported proposed amendments to rape laws which would restrict cross-examination involving the victim's character were dangerous. He said though some vic- tims of rape won't report an incident because of rigorous cross-examination, such questioning is a necessary protection for innocent people charged with rape. "A good judge shouldn't allow cross-examination to go to the point it would damn the complainant. "The questioning should go purely to establishing the matter of Judge Hudson said, "but to allow the questioning to blacken the complainants character, just for the sake of doing that I wouldn't allow that." Police chief Michelson said cross examination of rape vic- tims is something the courts have been able to control but have not. "It is unnecessary to legislate' something that already could be controlled by the chief said, "and it could cause problems where the complaint isn't substan- tiated." Both Judge Hudson and Chief Michelson agreed that amendments to increase fines for impaired driving would ac- complish little. Judge Hudson said, "driving suspensions should be made longer. Other cities have increased fines and it hasn't helped." "I have never heard of anyone complain about the amount of the fine, but I have heard heart-burning over lengths of driving suspen- the judge said. He said an alcoholic with two or three previous im- paired driving charges against him should have his driving licence taken away un- til he can show that his problem is under control. Judge Hudson said he recently began extending suspensions but it is too early to comment on the effect. Chief Michelson said each impaired driving offence is different. "Increased fines haven't helped. A fine might not mean anything to one person but might mean a lot to he said. Increased suspension, the chief said, would depend on the individual case whether or not it would be an effective deterrant. "What seems to have been working for us here is the 24- hour he said, "we've taken nearly 400 peo- ple off the road this year with 24-hour suspensions and have had very, very few repeats." There is another proposed amendment that would make cattle rustling an offence separate from other thefts. Henry Blazowski, of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, president of the provincial cattlemen's association, said his associa- tion would welcome any move to increase penalities for rustling. But Judge Hudson said he believes the amendment isn't really necessary. MTKTMCH Murom CUNIC DtMTALMtCMAMe Charlescraft Curl and Lovely ELECTRIC CURLING IRON Thermostatically controlled Exclusive cool safety tip Extia long swivel detachable cord For the beauty and health of your hair Ideal tor home or travel FRIGID 12 toll Hoittwirei 327-5787 DOWNTOWN ;