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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1979 THE UTHMUOGI HttAiO ff Judge ignores tradition LA RONGE, Sask. (CP) For Judge Robert Francis, a pool table in the courtroom is just another fact of Me. Since be was appointed a SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVH Construction Co. ltd. PHONE 328-2702-327-3610 4 17-3610 A provincial judge last year, Judge territory has in- cluded the entire northern half of La Rouge, north of Prince Albert, to Uranium City, near the Northwest Territories border. Francis, a former Sas- katoon lawyer, has thrown out much of the formality of the traditional courtroom, A church hall serving as a courtroom with a pool table and unat- tended children wandering aim- lessly about could provide quite a contrast to a judge with a long black robe. "I don't wear a gown so peo- ple will feel more at ease." He holds court in 10 communi- ties, most of them little more NATIONAL COURTESY CARD LEASING motor vehicle described on tnc of tnu cttlon Card htt lusad from Fora AutnoritM Letting System of Cinadj Lessor (nimed it would M ippreciated If every courtesy Including prompt quality tervlcaand any appropriate fleet discounts on parts, be extended to tne operator of tnii vehicle. Notional Identification Card Predictable Can Include FREE'S Total investment usually less than Adaptable to private individual as well as business Current model prestige Easy way to get second car Contact our leasing dept. for the one best rate Division of SUPERIOR MOTORS LTD. LEASING Phono 223-3537 than landing strips for small aircraft. "I even have to stoke the fire at some places." Judge Francis says that if na- tives "break and enter" another native's house, chances of charges being laid are lessened because no one involved may feel a crime has been ted. You must treat break and enter cases differently here than you would in the south." The judge says he prefers giv- ing fines to sending people to jail for offences such as liquor j infractions. "And I don't believe in sending people to jail for not paying a fine." He isn't afraid to try innova- tive measures to get an insight into what it feels like to sit on the other side of the bench. Judge Francis has participat- ed in a mock trial conducted in Scalped John Jewell made a quick when a Hotel Vancouver barber paid him for five years' growth of hair to use in a piece. The haircut took 20 minutes. Cree by native court workers in which he. and Ernest Boychuk, then a police magistrate's court judge and now provincial om- budsman, were the accused, Judge Fr a He who was: charged with .bootlegging, said: that even though he was famil- iar with courtroom procedure, I didn't understand what was going on or being said.. "Imagine how a person who had never been in a courtroom must feel. This is abso- lutely frustrating." Beer drinking up BRUSSELS (AP) The world is drinking five per cent more beer every year and the Common Market says it means to go on subsidizing the manu- facture of malt to get its share of the business. The growth in beet drinking calls for an addi- jtianal tons of maJt an- ally, the executive commis- 1 said, and production capac- ;iy in the nine countries cannot meet both home demand and opportunities for export. 'TOR ARTISTIC LANDSCAPING77 FREE ESTIMATES Lawns and herders put in Rockeries a specialty Hardy trees and shrubs available Beautiful May-Days, Weeping Birches and Mountain Ashes A variety ef hardy perennial flowers, also beautiful roses. Come and visit the nursery, located 5 miles north and 5 mites east from Vauxhall PHONE 327-9730 "In association with Western Canada Nurseries ltd." 1 Corporation political funds legal CAIXJARY (CP) Senator Harry Hays of Calgary said to- day it is not illegal for corpo- rations in to give cam- paign funds to political parties. Hie senator neither denied nor confirmed published reports much said he was one of ths Uberal officials who went to the United States to try to per- suade American companies to support their party through their subsidiaries in Canada. .Senator Hays said in an inter- view: ''There is nothing illegal in Canadian companies givinf funds to political parties, anc many of them do. Tfiere are, as you know, those companies which are subsidiaries of Amer- ican corporations. "These companies are good corporate citizens and they re- spect the law of Canada. They also support universities, the blind you name it. Many of these companies eon- tribute to all political parties." The senator said when he goes to the U.S., "I discuss all kinds of I even taflcec about Watergate the last time I was there." Senator Hays is in for the Stampede. Bollard statement exaggerated TORONTO (CP) The i dstani director of JCUhaven penitentiary says that it is an exaggeration to claim that pris oners in his institution eat ten- derloin steak two or three times a week. Msl C. Willard was com- menting in a telephone inter- view Wednesday on statements Tuesday by Harold Baliard, president of MapJe Leaf Gar- dens and a prisoner at MUIha- ven near Kingston, OnL Mr. Baliard, then out on a three-day pass, said life at Mil- Jhaven is so good he was anx- kos to get back. He also said the meals irere excellent, with tenderloin steak a frequent menu item. But Mr. Willard said prison- ers receive such fteak "once or twice a month." He said they dine usually on eggs, bam and pork chops with a summer option of a plate. Food costs averaged about a day for each pro- oner because of bulk buying. Mr. Bailatxi said that he imagined prisoners at the in- stitution "eat much better Gian tiac average Canadian." Mr. Baliard, 89, was con- victed last October of fraud and theft of from the Gar- dens and sentenced to two con- current three-year Ictuis. He is tiigibto for panto fa October. SCHOOLS BUSY Universities in Alberta en- rolled a total of 27.613 fulMime students in tbe 1972-73 academic year. AM? Jffes maeffs Stasitiatal 'EEKEHD Argus Pocket Camera Kit Drop irt film loading with a magic cubs flash, and 3 element optical glass lens. Cap- ture all the holiday fun for ever. (Camera Dept.) EACH Mr. Freeze Pops 36 pops per pockoge. Each pop Is one fluid of fruit flavor syrup. Just freeze them and eat them. (Candy Dept.) PACK Kodachrome X or II fihn Reynolds Wrap 36 exposures per roll for color slides. Film cost includes processing by Kodak. (Camera Dept.) EACH ti rum 4.29 Extra large 18" x 25" roll of pure aluminum foil. Ideal for picnics, bar-fa-ques or home use. (Stationery) EACH ele for lightweight cod wearing. Auorted colors of Red, and Blue. With buckle on strop. {Shoe Depl.) PAIR 1.45 Men's Summer Sandals All in oworttd oil feom for long weor. (Shoe OeptJ PAIR Open face reel holds up to 280 yds. of 8 Ib. test line. Convertible han- m dlt from left to right. EACH ladies' and Teens' Vinyl Moccasin lightweight moccasins with foam soles. Styled with a lace front. Colors of Tan, White and Bone. if (Shoe Dept.) PAIR B RED GRILLE SPECIAL Fish and Chips Two pieces of deep fried fish with gold- en brown french fried potatoes, cole i5aw, lettuce, tomatoes, roll and butter. COMPUTt COUfOt SHOPflNO MAU ORMI Dofly f to p.m. 2025 MBJTM- Megtrth Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. We the right to IF YOU TAKE 'AWAY OUR LOW PRICES YOU'VE GOT A REGULAR DEPARTMENT STORE ;