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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, february 24, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGC HERALD 23 BLAST SCENE This is an aerial view of the ex- plosion scene at AldershoT, Britain's biggest army base, where seven persons including five women and a chap- lain died in a bombing thai aimed at avenging London- derry, Northern Ireland's "Bloody USED TRAILER SALE KITCHENS, WASHCARS, DINERS, OFFICES, BUNKHOUSES, WELLSITES Contact Sole! Department ATCO (WESTERN) LTD. SI 15 CROWCHI1D TRAIL CALGARY 242-1101 Ex-iumales each olJier Former prisoner heads Con-Cern Society By GEHIIY SUTTON CALGARY (CP) The last time hs was in prison, Law- rence Oshanek decided he had a past but not a future. "I knew the next year o( my life was going to be spent bchin.T prison bars and that's stupid. I started asking a lot of questions." The soul-searching rlevel- opsd into an organization called the Con-Corn Society. It was formally as a society in Djcember, 1970, while Mr- Oshanek, its first president, was serving a sentence in the Calgary Correctional Institute. He was released last May and the 25-year-old Yorklon, Sask., native began imple- menting the aims of the soci- ety. "Social survival for ex- eons" is the society's main purpose, said Mr. Oshanek. "We have all experienced personal failure, not once but many times. We decided it might be easier to survive as a group rather than individu- als. Con-Csrn is just a society of friends in which hslp each other." OFFEItS A ROOF OUier Con-Cern goals are- give prisoners a place to stay wliile on a pass; obtain employment; help in dealings with social service agencies. The program also says; "We will be here when you need someone to talk with to help in any way to make it easier to stay straight." The organization recently received a federal govern- ment grant of which mil put the former prisoners to work for non-profit groups in the city. Pay cheques will come from the grant, given under the winter works pro- gram, until the men obtain permanent employment. Welfare is ruled out as Mr. Oshanek, now employed as an ironworker, wants the ex-pris- oners accustomed to support- ing themselves. Con-Cem has two houses for former prisoners, Hie major- ity of which have done more Boyle's Column By HAL BOVLE NEW YORK fAF) Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open bis mail; No man Ls as brainless a bird. The brain of many birds weighs less than their two eyes. Bui the prize for dumb- ness probably goes (o the os- trich, each of whose eyes weighs more than its brain. Maybe that's why it is re- ported to bide its head in the when danger ap- proaches. It reasons, as some pecple do. that what it can't see can't hurl it. Drivers should lake particu- lar care lo walch the car ahead. Approximately 90 per cent of whiplash injuries are caused by rear-end collisions. Have the stars on a bright night ever felt so close to you that you could reach out and touch thsm? Well, you'd have to take a pretty good stretch. The sun is only S3 million mDcs from you, but the next nearest star is 30 trillion miles farther away in space. International prosperity note: Tokyo now accumulates tons of garbage daily. By 1975, however, Japan's capital expects lo accumulate Ions a day. The harder the garbage man works, the higher the people live! If you like honey in your morning tea, you have to be grateful that bees go buzz- buzz-buzz all day. A bee has to visit about flowers in order lo produce a lablespoon- ful of honey. SIMPSONS-SEARS A Kenmore first! Introducing the all-new, Compu-timer Kenmore range Computer controls do all the figuring for you. Cook your roast just the way you want it. Every time! Dill in Uie weight of the meal in pounds Low price includes new, innovative digital range clock 289 QQ l in the predetermined cooking factor. Push button Lo start. And preslol You cct perfect roasting every lime, just lie way you wan! it Ends the complicated calculations necessary (o determine the. length of. !ime ;i cerlain weight of meat must rook. Cooks meat to the exact degree you select.. .rare, medium or well-done. Even keeps your roast 'slicing' warm, ready to serve. Charge it on your. all-purpoic- account You get more with a Kenmore QUALITY COSTS NO MOKE AT SIMPSONS-SEARS STORE HOURS: Open Dolly B.m. qnd Friday 9 p.m. lo 9 p.m. C.nlr. Village. Tel.phon. 328.953) Housekeeping note: When wax polish on furniture be- comcs streaky, Jt's time to re- move the old wax because it has become mixed willi sur- face dust. Change of value- Why were most guesls at the 19th-cen- tury banquets of French Em- peror Leu's Napoleon given gold knives, forks end spoons lo cat with, and only a select j few given utensils made of aluminum? The seled few were being specially honored. Aluminum at that time was more expensive than gold. Funny girl: The late Texas Guinan, night club quec-n of the Flcpper Age, had a robusl sense of humor. The roll of toilet paper in her bathroom contained a miniature music box. Whenever a sheet was pulled from the roll, the music box played a selection a Wagnerian opera. than one scnlenco. The prcii- rlenl Jins done yli; years in different prisons FACES CI1ISIS out uf prison is a crisis, Mr.; siiid. "Even people- kneiv you well before; you went in have u questioning atlilude toward you when you're oul. "Th'jre's a traditional fcnc-2 nromid people have been in prison, and (lie onl. people who don't [eel it are the ones have grown up in a fam- ily v.l'iTe nriE'jn r. "We talk a lot aboul. cm- ployirent discrimination, bul perhaps far more impcrlant is ths social kind of cliserimina- slipma a men faces he is re- from prison." The resident's trouble willi Hie law starlcd at an early age, he can't pin- point w'no or what is to blame. ''1 tliink I made my first break cr.Lry at the 2ge of six. L know I was never taught to break and enter, f was never taught [o drive a car, but I was driving cars at. It and went on a year's pro- bation ol that age for being the leader of a car theft ring." Mr. Oshanek said it might WAYNE AND SHU5TER AND THE OSHKOSH AARDVAEKS If the Oshkosh Aardarks ever hil ihc ice, ihore should be a lo) of laughs. Thai's because fhey're ihe drcam-iccm of Wayne and Shusler. This Saturday In Magazine, Canada's famed comics tell Andy O'Brien whoi they would do if Ine National Hockey League ever gave ibem a fran- chise. IN YOUR 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE have been school or the peo- ple he met that had a "big effccl." "The correclkms depart- mcnt is bending backwards for anyone who might have a solution la people going back to prison for the same of- fence. Obviously, tha correc- tions department doesn't have a solution, or it would be a more liable kind of situation than it is." Something like Con-Cern is needed in Canada, he said. "This country has the high- est per-capita incarceration rate in the Western world, and a recidivism rate of about 80 per cent. Four out of five first offenders go back to jail. To me, that means something is really CTong somewhere." NEW PRESIDENT Don Wilson, vice-president of En- gineered Homes Ltd., g'ary, has been elected presi- dent of the Housing and Ur- ban Development Association of Canada. SALVAGE! 1971 HERITAGE MOBILE HOME 12'x68' Damaged by Wind Can be inspected at Marshall Auto Wreckers, 1 mile east of Lethbriclge SUBMIT OFFERS TO: F. F. Stewart Co. Adjusters Ltd. 1201 3rd Avenue South Telephone 328-5545 SI SIMPSONS-SEARS Decorative Lighting To enhance your home! Shewn Clockwise from Upper Left Hand Cornet 5-Lile Spanish Matching Wa 5-Lite Brass and Cryslal. Reg. Crystal Hall. Reg. 5-lile (similar lo trad, chand.) Reg. Traditional Hnll Fixlui-e Amber Swag Pillow Gla? 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