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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, January 8, 1975 Working convicts to be paid OTTAWA (CP) Beginning with 80 medium-security prison- ers at Joycevillc prison near Kingston, Ont., the Canadian penitentiary service will gradually put federal convicts to work at as much as an hour, a penitentiary service official said Tuesday. But it will be at least a year before the Joyceville pilot proj- ect for prisoner employment is under way and even longer be- fore paid work is available to most of the more than con- victs in federal institutions, the official said. lie said penitentiary authorities are going ahead with a cabinet-approved plan, announced last May by Solicitor- General Warren Allmand, to put convicts into everyday work- ing situations and pay them the going federal minimum wage. The minimum wage now is an hour but could be higher by the time the project is in operation. The Joyceville prisoners will construct metal office furniture to be sold to the government, the official said. A new building must be constructed at the prison and production facilities must be set up before the project can begin. The program would be expanded at an unspecified later date to include other instruction. The aim is to condition convicts to the idea of regular paid work so they can obtain jobs more easily on release. Mr. Al- lmand has said the program should reduce the number of ex- convicts who return to criminal activities. Under the program, the prisoners would keep only a small canteen allowance with the bulk of their salaries, minus deduc- tions for room and board, income tax, unemployment insur- ance, medicare and pension, going into bank accounts. Pris- oners' families would have access to the bank accounts but the prisoners themselves could not receive the money until re- leased. Prison authorities have not yet estimated how much net income- convicts would receive, though gross pay for a 40-hour work week at the current minimum wage would total The official said prisoners will receive less than the min- imum wage while training for their duties. Harries on meat board HARRIES OTTAWA (CP) A promi- nent Alberta Har- ries of Edmonton, has been appointed to a three-member commission that will inquire into beef and veal marketing, Prime Minister Trudeau an- nounced Tuesday. Dr. Harries, an economist, joins Maxwell W. Mackenzie of Ottawa, a businessman whose interests include the Coorsh meat-processing com- pany, and Lydia Patry-Cullen of Montreal, formerly employed by the Steinberg's grocery chain. In announcing the appoint- ments in a news release, Mr. Trudeau said the commission arises from the government's concern about the price of beef and veal. The announcement came the day after Beryl Plumptre, chairman of the food prices review board, said that any move to sei up a special beef commission would be a waste of taxpayers' money. Mrs. Plumptre, in Saska- toon for the University of Saskatchewan's annual farm and home week, said Monday that Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan has not given any explicit reason for spending money on the beef inquiry. "It is certainly not clear to the board what the federal government hopes to she said. "We believe that... the only justification for a special beef inquiry is of a purely political nature." Mrs. Plumptre said the board, established in 1973, has done more research into beef than any other commodity and has found no evidence of ex- cess wholesale or retail profits. FRESH PRODUCE RED KIDNEY BEANS GRAPEFRUIT Texas Red Size 48's SPECIAL Taste Tells Red 14 fl. oz. tin 0 R ORANGES Sunkist Navel Size 72's Canada No.1 Cooking f f M SPECIAL MB 9 GRAPES Calif. SPECIAL Ot9Qc Canada No. 1 f f SPECIAL S W FROZEN MEAT PIES twt. Manor House Beef, Chicken, Turkey 8 oz. net wt. pkg. 0 R I SOCKEYE SALMON Queen Charlotte 7% oz. net wt. tin EACH SALAD DRESSING Piedmont Tangy Flavor 32 fl. oz. jar APPLE JUICE Taste Tells Pure from Concentrate Sneezln' Season Buys! VICK'S TEMPORARY SPECIALS COUGH SYRUP VAN RUB TEMPORARY SPECIALS! FRENCH FRIES fiQO Carnilion Plain Frozen Cinada Fancy, 2lb.'pkg.......... W HASH BROWNS Carnilion Ranch Style Can. Fey. Potatoes f ?1 Frozen Zlb. RW MIXED NUTS 139 Planlers. 13oz.netwt.lin Ea- Jr> COCKTAIL PEANUTS QQc Planlers 13oz.natwt.lin Ib. W GREEN PEAS Gardenside Assorted Canada Standard TEMPORARY SPECIAL PEEK FREAN BISCUITS OR MATCH. Rich Tea, Garden Cremes, Nice, 1 Digestive, Assorted J t 7V: to 8 oz. net wt. pkg. TEMPORARY SPECIALS! HAIR SPRAY 109 Sudden Beiuly. 3 Kinds, 16 OMielwt.lln ................Ea. A DOG FOOD C99 El. V TOOTHPASTE QQc MclMMRigular or Spearmint, 100 mil lube Ei. VV SHAMPOO QQC Sllvlkrln. for Normal Hilr. 7 oz. net wt. tin .............Ei- W W Copyright 1960, Canada Safeway L VALUES EFFECTIVE in Lelhbridge Jan, 8 to 11, 1975 ;