Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, January 22, 1971 Franchise sales control legislation is planned EDMONTON (CP) - Attorney-General Edgar Gerhart announced he would introduce legislature at the 1971 session to control franchise sales in Alberta. He said in an interview the legislation would not be intended to stop or limit such operations but would protect distributors who have invested money. "In the United States, many have gone bankrupt because there is no backup for the distributors." RELATE EXPERIENCES In Toronto meanwhile three Ontario men told the Ontario govern ment's committee on franchises that an Ottawa company almost faded out of sight after signing them to contracts as distributors in the � vending machine business. W. E. Potts and Ronald Marsh, both of Belleville, and Emil Sajna of Toronto said they became involved with the Sun-way Distributing Co. Ltd., after reading newspaper advertisements. The- advertisements said they could become distributors filling snack vending machines with national - brand merchandise after making a net capital investment of between $1,800 and $3,000. They said the company advertised it would find locations for tbe machines, and the distributor would net at least $800 a month. But, Mr. Potts said the company never did find the locations it promised. He said the machines also fell apart, and probably were worth about $100 each rather than the $300 he paid for them. He said the cookies Sunway promised he could buy for $5 a case quickly went up to $6.50, wiping out any profit he could have made. Bail hill cuts arrests OTTAWA (CP) - The redrafted bail reform bill, aimed at cutting arrests to a bare minimum, was given first reading in the Commons Thursday. The thick swatch of amendments to tbe Criminal Code will discourage arrest and encourage early release from custody whc-re arrests are made, the justice department says. "'The basic question should be whether an accused person is likely to show up for his trial," Justice Minister John Turner said in a news release. "In many cases, except for serious crimes, it may not be necessary to arrest him at all, or if he is arrested, it may not be necessary to hold him in custody pending his trial." Cash bail will be required sparingly under the proposed CONDITION GOOD -Former U.S. president Han? S Truman was taken to hospital Thursday in Kansas City, Mo. with abdominal pains, but his attending physician said "the situation is not alarming." Dr. Wallace Graham said the former president's condition "continues to be good." Full-time aldermen far off EDMONTON (CP) - Fulltime |aldermen will continue to be a thing of the future as far as Edmonton is concerned, says City Commissioner Malcolm Tweddle. His statement, in reply to a suggestion by Adl. Jim Bate-man, is contained in a report scheduled for presentation to council Monday night. Mr. Tweddle said full-time aldermen w o u 1 d have to be paid commensurate with their responsibilities and lie estimated $20,oco a year. "Under these circumstances, some persons may desire office for the remuneration," he said. The present administration, led by full-time Mayor Ivor Dent, consists of 12 part-time aldermen who usually put in about 30 hours a week in addition to their repular jobs. Salaries are $5,000 a year Mr. Tweddle said the welfare of citizens might also become a secondary instead of primary responsibility if a full-time council is formed. ". . . The election of full-time aldermen would be unsatisfactory inasmuch capable persons could not afford to spend all their time in the service of the city for various periods. quired only in cases where a person lived more than 100 miles from the place of arrest, or where he couldn't identify himself as part of the community. Even then, a justice of the peace could waive bail and grant a release on the person's word to return for trial following a review of the original decision. When introduced last June, the bill would have limited cash bail to cases in which the suspect came from another province. However, this clause and others were modified after suggestions from police forces, attorneys-general and other interested parties. Patrolmen are given guides on whether they should arrest or summons under the proposed new law. In the original draft', police complained, there was too much onus on the patrolman to make a quick decision. Police also are given more protection against lawsuits arising from their decision on whether to arrest or summons. Rowdy mob chants "we want work9 VICTORIA (CP) - Jeers and obscenities impinged on pomp and circumstances at the opening of the second session of the 29th British Columbia legislature Thursday as a rowdy crowd of 1,500 unemployed expressed their displeasure. "We want jobs," and "down with Bennett" were among the milder chants as Lt.-Gov, John R. Nicholson formally inspected the guard of honor. A rotten orange hurled by an angry demonstrator sailed past Premier W. A. C. Bennett. The demonstration was organized by the British Columbia Federation of Labor to highlight the plight of the jobless and needy in the province. Before the day was out, windows in the legislature had been smashed and one guard, George MacKay, 59, was slightly injured in a scuffle with demonstrators. BUILDINGS INVADED About 150 persons entered the buildings and created a disturbance during reading of the throne speech by the lieutenant-governor before police reinforcements eased them out. No arrests were made. Later Thursday, federation secretary Ray Haynes said: "We know that in a democracy you're going to have these kinds of demonstrations. I don't know how you stop that kind of crowd from coming on." Despite the clamorous beginning, the Social Credit government began its centennial-year session by setting as its goal legislation to protect rare and endangered species of wildlife and to protect wildlife habitat as a whole. Measures will include further control over recreational use of firearms and all-terrain vehicles such as snowmobiles. The high level of unemploy- Senator Russell dies at 73 WASHINGTON (CP) - Democratic Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, one of the U.S. Senate's most powerful members, died Thursday. Russell, 73, chairman of the Senate appropriations committee, had been confined in hospital since Dec. 8 with respiratory problems. First elected to the Senate in 1933, he was chief strategist of Southern senators fighting civil rights legislation. ment was merely acknowledged. But the speech noted that B.C. at mid-July 1970 led all Canada in the increase in its labor force with a rise of 6.4 per "the best ecological climate in the world." TO PROTECT WILDLIFE The government promised cent. Dave Barrett, leader of the province's opposition New Democratic Party, said the throne speech had little to say and ASHPHALT 2 PAVING 2 TOLLESTRUP 1 SAND and GRAVEL ^ Construction Co. Ltd. A PHONE ^ 328-2702 - 327-3610^ EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ADVERTISING -Whether you realize it or not, nearly every purchase you make is prompted by some of the most creative minds in Canada. The power of advertising mokes itself felt almost everywhere you look and shop. But what lies behind the subtle stresses to make you buy, buy, buy? lots of brilliant minds, cash and a touch of show business, according to Susan Carson. Follow her ABC'S of advertising this Saturday. In Your Lethbridge Herald Weekend Magazine failed to tackle the province's unemployment problems. Standing in the house is: Social Credit 38 seats, New Democrats, 12 and Liberals five. Actress rescued by firemen FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. 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