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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-1 OTMMIMf HMAU) 1971 Need bail bill to curb misuse of power: Turner By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) The poor cod the uneducated need the protection of the government's bail ami custody bill to prevent victimization by the wide- spread, if undeliberate, misuse of police powers, Justice Minis- ter John Turner told the Com- mons Friday. The bill practically wipes out the need for cash to get bail, and puts the onus on the Crown to convince a judge or magis- trate that an accused person should not be set free until his trial Normally a person would get bail after' simply writing a promise to appear for his trial. The measure would also force police to start applications ior bail. "I believe this is importanl because the average citizen does not really know what his rights may be, and the obliga- tion under the bill is on the po- lice, the law enforcement au- thorities, to institute the proce- dures for said. Mr. Turner The Commons gave to bffl iccood reading and sent it to the justice committee for de- :ailed study. Mr Turner, speaking on sec- ond reading of the bail bill, said lie new measure would make it clear to judges that anyone stould get pre-trial release un- less the prosecution showed that he would not appear for trial, or, would en- danger public safety. The minister said that statisti- cally, those who do not get bail before trial are much less likely to win acquittal, partly because they do not have a chance to prepare a defence. The present system came down hardest on the poor. "First of all, It is obvious that to demand of a poor person any significant amount of bail, ei- ther in cash or by way of other security, is tantamount to a re- quirement that he remain in custody until his trial." "Second, a wealthy or influen- tial person or a professiona person who is accused is usually able to produce bail with little or no difficulty. Yet, there is as evidence to fir H I IM that people are more prone to show up for their trill." The only time cash would be required for bail under the new )U1 is when an accused lives more than 100 miles from the court, and the lodge believes there may be some danger of bis jumping baiL The bill would also limit the power of the poSce to arrest, Mr. Turner saiJ. They could only arrest a sus- pect when they were sure that the public interest could not bet. be served by issuing a sum- mons or a newly-created "ap- pearance which il something like a parking ticket. The bill would oblige a magis- trate justice of the peace to issue a summons except when a neces- sary in the public interest. Under present law, a justice of the peace is left with "unfet- tered discretion" whether to use a summons or put the accuset in jail with an arrest, Mr Turner said. CP Rail cracks doivn on snowmobiles I pass on railway property." e Since 1969, 13 people have MONTREAL (CP) CP Rail announced Friday it has in- creased weekend patrols along its lines in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and acct- dents resulting from trespassing by snowmobilers on railway property. Within the last two weeks, 17 snow-mobiles were intercepted on CP property in the Pont Rouge area, near Quebec City, the company said in a state- ment. More than 60 cases were awaiting trial in Quebec, On- tario and New Brunswick and if convicted, drivers were liable to a fine of or 15 days in jail Passengers could be fined J. C. Maehan, chief of investi- gation for the company, said: "We are not trying to appear tough and unreasonable. How- ever, snowmobilers are taking a tremendous risk when they tres- The TOWN CHEF LOCATED IN THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE Serves Afternoon Tea (or Coffee) EVERY AFTERNOON by The Dining Room Fireplace been killed in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick and nine were seriously injured as a re- sult of accidents involving snow- mobiles and trains. Bennett pledges jobs, burdens 'little man' VICTORIA (CP) British I from the news media. .1___u.t. MW- huriout TwrtfVtt BRITISH PATROL IN BELFAST An armored car movei in on the Ardoyne area of Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, early Saturday. Locale wai of iniper fire and bombing during which one British uldler and two civilian! were killed In rioting which threatened to erupt into civil war. Story on front page. Columbia's Sodal Credit gov- ernment held out handful of offerings Friday with its cen- tennial year budget while reach- ing with the other baud for the public's pockets. Premier W. A. C. Beraett as finance irinister said the objec- tive of his record billion-doUar- plus budget is to create new jobs in the province by Oct. 1. At the same time, he Intro- duced new or tigher taxes on hotel and motel accommoda- tion, gasoline and motor fuels and tobacco products. Mr. Bennett said his 1971-72 budget, witU forecast expendi- tures of will be balanced. The budget repre- sents an increase from the cur- rent fiscal year of and revenues are estimated at nearly Opposition Leader Dave Bar- rett of the New Democratic Party said the budget hits the low-wage earner while avoiding any tax increases for those who can most afford to pay. Liberal Leader Dr. Pat Me- Geer said it means higher costs for "the little man" and fails to offer a program to help munici- palities create more jobs. KEPT SECRET The budget was Introduced under such rigid secrecy that for the first time in the 19 years Social Credit has governed here, advance copies were withheld The budget proposes a five- per-oant tax on hotel and motel rooms effective April l; a two- cent-a-gallon motor fuel tax in- crease, and a net tax increase of five cents on a pack of 25 regular cigwetla. Spokesman for gasoline com- panies said Friday night the gasoline tax will mean en addi- tional cost to the average driver of or f 12 a year. The tobacco tax, also effective Immediately, is eight cents on a psck of 25 cigarettes with other products scaled accordingly. However, tobacco products be- come exempt from the five-per- cent provincial sales tax, result- ing in the net five-cent increase in price on the pack of 25. Premier Bennett referred to the grief and sorrow resulting 'Dying government mindless alternative' Notley pleads NDP cause EDMONTON (CP) Leader Grant Notley put the Alberta New Democratic Party into the thick of an election year squabble today by describing Social Credit as a "dying gov- ernment" and the Progressive Conservatives as a "mindless alternative." Pleading the NDP cause for an expected spring election, he told the party's ninth annual convention that the smug ap- athy of the Conservative a on a collision course with history. Faced with record uuem- ployment, alienated youth, (Premier Harry Strom) from use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs and said he would recom- mend establishment of a K5 million perpetual fund. Interest from the fund would finance a program to combat the social problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse. The premier estimated reve- nue from gasoline and motor fuel taxes in the new fiscal year of 125 million from the current year, which ends March 31. The new tobacco Ux ta ex- pected to bring in revenue of million and the new hotel tax million. The budget also calls for million to be taken reserves to increase park devel- opment and create jobs, and an increase in homeowners grants to from Prisoners storm out of court ous poverty, declining rural life, a crisis in the cities, un- controlled pollution and stifling oreign control of the econo- my, the Trudeaus and even the ROTHMANS CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS Plural i enunftr mrf Tin none HoUnnm SpeelBl Emm Guano urn. Thi Caman. trirti in public iddnu system ind nodim ttigi fuilitics is available list Hi chnsi by wriiirij to: Promotion DepemtiBnt. RothmaWot Fall Mai! Canute Limited, 3403 Sth'Streel South East, Calgary AlUm. SATURDAY, FEB. 6 A Coffee House for youth of all ages will be held every week in Southminster Church basement at p.m., sponsored by the Hi-C and Young Adult Clubs. Featured this week is the "Wee Free admission. The Lelhbridge Community Film Festival will be held in the Yates Centre from 12 noon to midnight, sponsored by the Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs. The Southminster Circle Sguare Dance Club will hold their regular dance in Southmin- ster Hall at p.m. Ladies please bring E pie. A dance will be held in Assumption School, sponsored by the Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club starting at p.m. Every- one .welcome. The Rothman's Weekly Calendar of Events is a service that is provided free of charge to all non-profit oganizations in the area. In order that your organization's events are listed on the Calendar, send the necessary inform- ation by mail please to MRS. HELEN KOVACS, The Lelhbridge Herald. MONDAY, FEB. S The Southminster Square Dance Learner's group will dance at p.m. in South- minster Hall. Box lunch please. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 The University of Lethbridge Concert Series "ill feature Harold Zobrack, pianist, start- ing at p.m. The Whirl-A-Ways will hold a Valentine Squ- are dance in St. Augustine's Parish Hall at p.m. All square dancers welcome, women please take a pie. SATURDAY, FEB. 13 The Major Jack Ross Chapter 10 D E Founders Day Tea and Bake Sale will be held in the Oldtimer's Pemmican Club Rooms from 2 p.m. The general public is welcome and a door prize will be given. The Labor Club Dart Club are having a He and She Dart Tournament at 9 p.m. sharp. Trophies will be given, plus cash. Entries close February 9. A door prize will also be given. 'will soon recognize as the song says: 'the times they are a-changrn' and he who is first will soon be last.'" The NDP without a seat in Soccer results LONDON. (CP) Results of 31d Country soccer matches Saturday: ENGLISH LEAGUE Division I Arsenal 1 Man City 0 Blackpool 0 Wolverhampton 2 Crystal P 1 Ipswich 0 Everton 2 Huddersfield 1 Leeds 0 Liverpool 1 Man United 2 Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0 Chelsea 1 Notts F 2 Southampton 0 Stoke 2 Coventry 1 West Brom 1 Burnley 0 West Ham 1 Derby 4 Division II Birmingham 3 Millwall 1 Blackburn 1 Charlton 0 Bristol C 0 Orient 0 Cardiff 1 Oxford 0 Leicester 0 Hull 0 Middlesbrough 5 Norwich 0 Portsmouth 1 Carlisle 4 Queen's PR 2 Sunderland 0 Sheffield U 2 Luton 1 Swindon 3 Bolton 1 Watford 3 Sheffield W 0 Division III Barnsley 1 Brighton 0 Bradford C 1 Aston Villa 0 Bury 5 Reading 1 Chesterfield 1 Wrexham 0 Fulhan? o Mansfield 0 Gillingham 2 Preston 1 Halifax 0 Bristol R 0 Rotherham 2 Tranmere 0 Shrewsbury 0 Rochdale 2 Walsall 1 Plymouth 0 Division IV Aldershot 1 Newport 1 Barrow 0 Brentford 1 Bournemouth 1 Notts C 1 Chester 2 Darlington 1 Lincoln 2 Hartlepools 0 Oldham 1 Northampton 1 Peterborough 3 Crewe 1 Scunthorpe 2 Southport 0 Workington 1 Soulhend 1 York 2 Exeter 2 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division I Airdrieonians 1 Dundee U 2 Clyde 1 St. Mirren 2 Dundee 2 Ayr 1 Dunfermline 1 Aberdeen 0 Hibernians 1 Motherwell 0 Kilmarnock 3 Falkirk 2 Morton 1 Cowclenbeath 0 Rangers 1 Hearts 0 St. Johnstone 3 Celtic 2 Division II Berwick 1 Stranraer 2 Brechin 0 Albion 2 Dumbarton 5 Alloa 1 E Stirling 4 Raith 2 Forfar 1 Partick 2 Hamilton 2 Montrose S Stenhousemuir 2 Clydebank 3 Stirling 1 Arbroath 1 miSH LEAGUE Ards 1 Distillery 4 Coleraine 3 Portadown 2 Crusaders 1 Deny 0 Glenavon 2 Ballymena U 1 Glentoran 1 Cliftonville 5 Linfield 1 Bangor 0 the legislature, which now has 55 Social Credit and 10 Conser- vative members. Redistribu- tion will increase the number of seats in the next legislature to 75. Mr. Notley said that without a socialist voice, the present legislature consists of a Con- servative consensus which smothers any meaningful de- bate. "It has become the last stronghold for those who resist change." MONTREAL (CP) The trial of five prominent Quebec- era on charges of seditious con- spiracy, interrupted lale Friday when two prisoners stormed an- grily out of court and another left during an adjournment, is scheduled to resume Monday in Court of Queen's Bench. In another courtroom, Mr. Justice Marcel Nichols ad- journed until Monday the case of Paul Rose, 27-year-old school teacher charged with the Octo- ber kidnapping and murder of Pierre Laporte, former Quebec labor minister. Mr. Justice Nichols said he needed more time to consider a Pressure increases on Israel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Middle East ceasefire en- tered its second extension today as pressure increased on Israel to comply with an Egyptian pro- posal for a partial pullback of Israeli troops from the Suez canal. snafu Thursday arising from confusion over the words "im- partial" and "partial" crucial in selection of a juror. Police did not interfere witH labor leader Michel Chartrand and author Pierre Vallleres, perhaps the best known of the accused, when they left the court and headed for a van that would take them back to jail. Defence lawyer Bernard Mer- gler said that Jacques Larue- Langlois, the only one of the five to have been granted bail, left because he thought Mr. Jus- tice Roger Ouimet had ad- journed the proceedings until Monday. Weather and road report Blair raps govt. on mental health NOON SUNRISE SUNDAY SUNSET H LPre 12 01 .C5 06-15 16-10 03-28 .01 18-11 14 -8 -10 -36 -12 -33 1-25 15 04 .01 40 27 Lelhbridgo Medicine Hat Pincher Creek Edmonton Banff....... Calgary...... High Level Peace River Grande Prairie Prince George Vancouver Penticton....... 30 15 Prince Albert -5-25 Sastoon........-14 -26 Regina 0 -20 .01 Toronto Ottawa Montreal Las Vegas.......55 San Diego.......61 New York.......40 Los Angeles.....60 42 54 37 35 36 31 .67 .58 Miami..........74 70 FORECASTS Lethbridge Today and. Sunday: Mainly sonny. Lows tonight 5-10 below. Hlgha 15- 20 above. Medicine Hat Today: Cloudy periods. Lows tonight near 10 below. Sunday: Sunny. Highs zero-five above. Kootenay, Colombia Sunny with a few cloudy periods to- day. Highs 15 to 25. The out- look for Sunday, mainly sunny. The best tobacco can buy BANFF (CP) The Alberta government was criticized for failing to move on several im- portant issues Friday by the doctor who blueprinted the province's mental health needs two years ago. Dr. W. R. N. Blair of Cal- gary, who resigned Thursday as unofficial advisor on mental health to the provincial govern- ment, was addressing delegates at the opening session of the three-day annual meeting of the Alberta divsion of the Ca- andian Mental Health Associa- tion. He warned 125 delegates thai other social problems must nol be allowed to eclipse the needs of the mentally ill. The goverment, he said, was disappointing because il had not done enough for the mentally ill after Dr. Blair hac submitted a report of an exten sive inqquiry into the menta health situation in the prov ince. "One negative aspect tha merits special attention is the WEIGHT WATCHERS. Meets: Tuesdays p.m. and p.m. Wednesdays p.m. EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL MAYOR MAGSATH DRIVE Trust only Ihe original Weight Watchers (TM) lo watch your weight. Hundreds of thousands have done it successfully. You can, tool REGISTRATION MEETINGS MEN WOMEN TEENAGERS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 328-5832 damaging effect of uncertainty endangered by shaking up mental health he said. "Although the task is formid- able, reorganization of the many fragments into an Inte- grated whole is a first prior- ity." The mentally-ill, he said, must be treated in general hos- pitals rather than institutions if they are to benefit quickly from treatment. "Front-line services" involV' ing family doctors, social agen- cies, health units and the Vic- torian Order of Nurses were described as of great value in prompt help for the mentally- ill. Dr. Blair said it is vital men- tal health research be given adequate support, both from fi- nancial and personnel points of view. Much remains to be done for the mentally-ill in Alberta, he said. f ID' 613 At.ltrtn tun excli-nitil f il hlatipg action hunting ice fishing kiirv Abcnl. forJti Alouelle The Sv The Reliable One CBC workers contiuue strikes By THE CANADIAN PRESS Rotating strikes by CBC pro- duction workers were expected to continue for the third consec- utive day today as the workers protest a breakdown in contract talks with the corporation. The strikes began in Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa Thursday, and were carried on by workers in St. John's, Nfld., Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City and Ed- monton Friday. Most lasted only part o[ the day, lint St. John's workers still engaged today in a 2-1-hour walkout begun late Friday aft- ernoon. v WE WILL ACCEPT PER BUSHEL FOR BARLEY ON PRESENT STOCKS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 2, from Nanton to Cardston is mostly bare. From Cardston to Canvay there are short icy sections. Highway 3, east, to Grassy Lake is mostly bare. Highway 3, west Lethbridge to Brocket, is mostly bare. Brocket to Cowley is covered with ice and a thin layer of p a c k e d snow. Cowley to Burmis is mostly bare. Burmis to the B.C. border is covered with ice and a thin layer of packed snow. Highway 5, Lethbridge to Cardston is mostly bsre. Card- ston to Mountain View is covered with thin ice and pack- Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is mainly bare in the driving lanes with some slippery sec- tions. Banff to Golden is in good winter driving condition with some slippery sections. Golden lo Sicamous received 1 inch of new snow and has been plowed and sanded with occa- sional slippery sections. Banff Radium Cranbrook highway is in good winter driv- ing condition with occasional slippery sections. Banff-J a s p e r highway is closed due to slides. Salmo highway re- ceived 5 inches of new snow which has boon plowed n n d sanded and has occasional slippery sections. PORTS 01< ENTRY (Opening and Closing CoutU 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1IST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to R p.m.; Kinfjsgatc, 2-1 hours; Porlhill-Rykerts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WUdhoTBe. 8 mr, tr 5 p IP, ed snow. All other highways in the Lethbridge district are mostly bare. ;