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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, January 9, 1971 For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Herald Family Editor 'J'WO commission reports were released this year ' which could have lasting and drastic implications upon society. The one report of the commission of inquiry into the non-medical use of drugs is naturally the more radical of the two, and will arouse more curiosity and sympathy than the status report on women. The first also arouses our protective and punitive instincts toward our young, while the latter is getting a ho-hum attitude from the complacent and conservative sector of society. Unfortunately many of the recommendations of the status report are dealing with issues not in evidence, as are the statistics appearing in courts across the country each week. An accurate count of users of marijuana may be as vague as cases of unfair wage policies against women, but the former is at least heard about and discussed, the latter rarely ever. As a result of the drug report, study groups have been formed around the country bringing a public focus upon drug use which has never been seen before. Drugs according to this report include alcohol, barbiturates, amphetamines, nicotine, as well as marijuana and the narcotics. Public focus is necessary at this time. Society has given us all the need for crutches - a means of release from tension and frustration. The strength of the individual and his circumstances depend upon how heavily he leans upon them. But public focus is also necessary on the latter report. ? ? ? Lethbridge is fortunate to have one of the commission's members living so close at hand-Mrs. Lola Lange of Claresholm. Mrs. Lange is prepared to come to Lethbridge and discuss the report at a public meeting. It needs only to be planned. It should not be limited to one organization, for at what better time to join together to work for one objective? Program conveners have a readymade year ahead. No one group can claim that the report does not touch them in some aspect. From day care to equal job opportunity to vol-unteerism in the community, no one can afford ,to stand apart. Nor is it a "woman's thing." The future of Ca-. nadian women is of concern to Canadian men. One possibility is a provincial seminar to discuss the report. Manitoba has taken the lead in forming a committee to approach the provincial government for funds to press for federal government action. A similar situation is being explored in Alberta. It is no time however to adopt a wait-and-see-what-our-head-office is doing or our provincial body. A discussion body would cut across all charters and all constitutions with a common interest in our changing society. Both reports are pertinent. Both reports need to be read and understood, and if it so suits society in a democratic fashion, implemented as well. And who knows? Since the number of female alcoholics is of increasing concern to North American medical men and no longer hidden in the family's bone closet, perhaps the one has some real relevance upon the other. $ $ CASH BINGO $ HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HALL TONIGHT, SATURDAY - 8 O'CLOCK A $100 Blackout Binge played for till wen very Saturday plus 2 7-Number Jackpot. JACKPOTS NOW $80 AND $90 S Card* for $1.00 or 25c each (Located Next to No. 1 Firehall) $ iPflBt AMPLIFIERS .a "Sound Of The Pros' B.T.O. SERIES (Big Time Operators) Put The "Pow" Into Power! Thunderous, Solid Vocal Sounds, Clean, Crisp, Piercing - That Professional Garnet Quality. FEATURES P.A. 260 Vocal Amp and Speakers # Over 300 peak watts power # 4 channel - 8 input Antifeed Back Mixer head # Master Volume, Treble and Bass # Separate Bass Boost and Treble Cut/Lift on Each 4 channels # Choice of Speaker combinations In several enclosure styles. 0 Cobra Flex Horn with volume control - achieves maximum treble ranges.  Mounted on casters for easy movement. LIFETIME GUARANTEE "MADE BY MUSICIANS FOR MUSICIANS" NOW ON DISPLAY AT LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. "EVERYTHING FOR THE MUSIC LOVER" Paramount Theatre Building Phone 328-4080 Classed as indictable offence Local shoplifting increases DETERMINED TO WIN - Although there is just about as much snow on hockey enthusiast, Tracy Logan, as there is on the ice, he is out to win over those runaway skates and evasive puck. Local parents labelled fair when allotting allowances By BEVERLY-ANN CARLSON Herald Staff Writer According to a recent survey completed by over 75 young people in Lethbridge, parents are fair in their allotment of spending money to their children. The survey dealt with such questions as what parents expected their children to spend their money on, and how much money the children themselves thought they should get and why. Contrary to the opinion of most parents interviewed in a recent telephone survey, the majority of children felt that whatever their parents gave them was sufficient, and in fact, one 11-year-old girl felt that they were giving her far more than she deserved. She was receiving $3 per week, and said "I don't thmk I deserve more than 25 cents. An opposite point of view was shown by a 14-year-old girl who said she now receives $25 to $30 per month and felt she needed "at least" $40 per month "for emergencies." Another example of this opinion was shown by a Local delegate for pensioners in Ottawa Mr. F. G. Sandercock, president of Chinook Branch, will represent the Alberta Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization in the delegation to Ottawa next week. The federal minister and representatives of the House of Commons will meet to discuss the brief submitted by the Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation and strongly put forward the pensioners' position. The delegation will be headed by national president, Mr. J. L. Lerette of Toronto and representatives are expected from every provincial organizat i o n. Every year following the national convention, a delegation presents the brief and these people believe a more equitable distribution of the National Resources is due the pioneers of Canada. CLEANS FRYERS Drain fat and drippings from fryers and cookers, fill with water, add soap or detergent, and heat to boiling. Then drain, rinse and dry. 13-year-old male who stated that he would like to receive $5 per month '"cause I work enough to deserve it." Rates of allowance vary with each age group. The usual rate for ages 6 and 7 is approximately 10 to 15 cents a week. Those children between the ages of 8 and 11 are usually given about 25 cents a week, while the age group of 12 to 15 gets between 50 cents to $1 per week. However, there are those few individuals who receive anywhere from $20 to $30 per month. Many interesting statistics were uncovered when checking through the survey sheets completed. It was found that most children in the elemen t a r y school age bracket said they are more concerned about saving their money than they are about spending it. As the age increases, the interest in saving money decreases sharply. While between the ages of 11 to 14, the children would seem to be of the opinion that their parents owe them a living, and that they do not need to do anything in return for money given them. The transition to a more real- istic attitude begins to show in the Grade 9 students. Two examples of this transition are from two 17-year-old females. Their answers to the question, how much do you think you should receive and why are: "It depends on your parents' income, and how much you deserve it. I think an average of $5 a week may be just sufficient," and, "None. As long as they give me enough money to spend when I really need it, I feel they don't owe me it." It can be seen from this that the students opinions, in general, are that the rate depends upon the age of the children, the income status of the parents, and the amount of work the children do to deserve an allowance. A 10-year-old boy seemed to wind things up quite sufficiently when completing his survey. He said he gets 50 cents every two weeks, and has to do no chores around the house to earn it. Extra money is received only when his father gets tips at his place of business. He spends it on candy - to which his parents do not object. He would like to receive 50 cents a week because "then I might be extra good." By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer APPREHENSIONS for theft by shoplifting in one Lethbridge department store has increased by 130 per cent during the last year, according to a store security official. Prosecutions against Juveniles and adults nave increased almost double for 1969. Chief James Carpenter of the 1 o c a 1 city police said there are more juv en i 1 es apprehended than adults. Persons charged with sho p-lifting are taken to the local police station where they are photographed and fingerprinted, according to Lethbridge Police Chief James Carpenter. Shoplifting is class i f i e d as theft in the Criminal Code of Canada and is an indictable offence. In some cases the adult (men over 16 years and women over 18 years) is formally charged and only released on bail. Canadian merchants lose $450 milion a year to "broad - daylight" crooks, was an estimation stated in a press release by Cox Retail Audits Ltd., a Vancouver  based firm which has a security service in a local department store. One Canadian security manager said a large department store had enough merchandise shoplifted each month to fill a box car. A survey conducted in a Canadian city stated that out of 170 people picked at random and followed through the store, 20 were caught shoplifting. That averages to one shoplifter out of every 8.5 per cent of shoppers. It is estimated that an average amount stolen by a shoplifter is around $8, ranging anywhere from a 10-cent candy bar to a $600 fur coat. A local security manager estimated that if there were 1,000 customers in the store on a Thursday between 8-9 p.m., estimating one out of 20 persons shoplifting, the total would be 50 shoplifters. If each of those, people stole an article averaging $6, there would be a total of $300 worth of merchandise stolen in one hour. This estimation is also way below stated averages. Chief Carpenter said he has seen shoplifters in a $45,000-a-year bracket right down to the bum on the street. He thought the majority of shoplifting is just "trinkets which caught somebody's fancy." There are many hypotheses why a person steals. A local security official said people he has apprehended gave reasons ranging from selling the items to support a daughter through trade school to stealing just for kicks or taking a dare. SERIOUS CRIME All people questioned said that the seriousness of the crime cannot be stressed enough, especially to young people. A conviction of shoplift- ing leaves a person with a criminal record and cases are reported in pamphlets of refusal into law schools and military academies. A record also means a person cannot receive a passport or be bonded for a security job. Most stores have special security personnel or electronic devices such as closed circuit television. Prevention is also very important to store personnel, who try and help each customer individually and acknowledge a shopper's presence in busy periods. Any person can make a citizen's arrest if he catches a person shoplifting. This is stated in section 434 of the Criminal Code. It is under this section that store personnel and security managers charge people with shoplifting before turning them over to the police. The Criminal Code also states that citizens have the right to seize evidence of crime which gives the right to search a suspect. It is the police officer's duty to ensure that the arrest is valid. Sentence for the offence �t shoplifting under $50 is a maximum of two years in prison and there is a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for theft over $50. Chief Carpenter said the sentence depends upon the circumstances surounding each individual case. What are you waiting for?  Are the new small cars a "tight squeeze" for you? Clothes feel "snug"?  Do you avoid the bathroom Kale? These are sure signs you're gaining unwanted weight! Do something about It-today. Werght Watchers can help you lose weight-and keep it off for good.  Sensible, pleasant program includes 3 hearty meals a day plus snacksl  Skilled lecturer helps you every step of the way. You can join Weight Watchers this week-and be on your way to a slimmer figure. EL RANCHO MOTEL Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. or Contact WEIGHT WATCHERS, 225A - 8th Avenue S.W., CALGARY, Alberta. WEIGHT WATCHERS. Some talking, some listening, and a program that works." -WUOHtW.tCHItl- an0 V$$)ut MOltttMOnUMMAMIMWflOHf WAtCHIM iiuhmioiim. ml, otm mu. Ki**w*a vuotm mumtnamL Wi Laurel Chapter elects officers Mrs. S. J. Salter was installed as Worthy Matron of L a u r e 1 Chapter No. 43, Order of the Eastern Star for the 1971 term. Other officers of the Chapter who will be serving with Mrs. MRS. S. J. SALTER Salter are: Mr. A. P. Smith worthy patron; Mrs. D. Dal quist, associate matron; Mr. H Caiman, associate patron; Mrs W. J. Richards, secretary; Mrs. L. W. Sorensen, treasur- er; Mrs. A. Hovan, cortductress; Mrs. J. Look, associate conductress; Mrs. A. R. Niven, chaplain; Mrs! D. Johnson, mar-shall; Mrs. R. Martin, organist; Mrs. J. Ewing, Adah; Mrs. D. J. Andrews, Ruth; Mrs. D. Farries, Esther; Mrs. J. B. Dick, Martha; Mrs. W. B. Anderson,.electa; Mrs. J. C. Waddell, warder; and Mr. D. Wright, sentinel. Mrs. C. Miron was the installing officer, and she was assisted by Mrs. D. Lingard, Mr. H. G. Stretton, Mrs. K. Mack, Mrs. J. A. Norrie, Mrs. J. P. Talbot, Mr. L. J. Harris, Mrs. R. M. Paterson, Miss G. Baines, Mrs. E. G. Ward, Mrs. E. A. Risler, Mrs. L. J. Harris Mrs. W. C. Everson, and Mr. H. A. Jaffray. The installation of officers was held recently in the Masonic Hall. Learn Hairdrassing MARVEL BEAUTY SCHOOL REDUCED RATES-TERMS WRITE FOR FREE INFORMATION _ OVER METROPOLITAN STORtfl I326A 8th Ave. Wert. Colgw WOMEN WANTED! TO TRAIN FOR  MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST  DENTAL RECEPTIONIST  PRACTICAL NURSING This is a home study course which can be completed In 16 weeks. Training need not interfere with present employment. High School diploma not necessary to qualify. Out of town enquiries welcome. Write Olvlng Phone Number te CAREER TRAINING, Box 2, THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ;