Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
B _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, July 10, 1971 Punishment- oriented Canadian prisons rapped By JOHN CUNNINGHAM TORONTO (CP) Hcv Sidney West's office, located under the shadow of Toronto s impressive St. .lames' Cathe- dral, is anything but a typical clergyman's study. Here books are kept to a minimum and they deal with practical issues, the furnish- ings are utilitarian almost to Hie point sparseness, and the papers on the Spartan desk concern themselves with matters which strike close to the heart of penitentiary life in Canada today. Mr. West is coordinator of correctional services for the Anglican diocese of Toronto and one gets the general im- pression that he wouldn't be beyond rocking the boat if ex- cessive government red tape slowed up prison reform. _ The former army chaplain, ho boxed a lot, believes, for example: government is "play- ing pork barrel politics" by building prisons in areas cho- sen for their vote-getting po- tential instead of their suita- bility. prisons are being built that are already obsolete on the drawing board. is still punishing people who because of cherrri- cal deficiencies commit petty crimes. communities, Fonn of mental Methadoiie Jesus People-another trip By DON OAKLEY NBA SB-vice rM a classic example of damning with faint praise, the reaction of many people to the latest youth kick, the "Je- sus People" movement, has been: "At least it's better than drugs." It may be better than drugs In the same way that diabetes is better than cancer. The latter is progressive and irreversible, though it may be "cured" through surgery. In ad- vanced cases, the prognosis is gloomy. The other is a disability which, if properly controlled with regular medication, need present no serious problems during an entire and otherwise normal lifetime. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12lh Ave. and Phone 10-00 am.-THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR 11-00 am.-THE WORSHIP HOUR p.m.-THE FAMILY HOUR A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! 633 7th St. South Breaking of Bread p m GLORIOUS FUTURE" Speaker-Mr. W. Pickford Wednesday, Bible Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Herel Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour Radio broad- cast, heard every Sunday at p.m. over CIIEC Hear the dynamic radio minister Rev. Joel Nederhood as he deals with today's problems in the light of the authoritative Scriptures. He addresses you Local services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. 'A' North. YOU ARE INVITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Service Service WEDNESDAY Study NORMAN F1SK EVANGELIST Phone 328-5781 I The point is that though one is preferable to the other, nei- ther one is particularly to be desired. Or since so many "Jesus Peo- ple" or "Jesus Freaks" come from backgrounds of drug use, it may be more accurate to compare them with drug ad- dicts being maintained on the heroin substitute, Methadone. Before rejoicing in this ap- parent revival of religion among the young, religious leaders might ask themselves to what extent and for how many this enthusiasm is a form of mental Methadone, with as uncertain a prospect of effect- ing permanent cures to what- ever personality problems led the young people to drugs in the first place. Religious conversion is prob- ably the most personal thing in the world. No one but the individual undergoing the ex- perience can judge whether or not it is genuine. But for great numbers of young people to go abruptly from an absence of commit- ment to or belief in anything beyond the sensations of the moment to a situation of total commitment and unquestioning belief suggests that great cau- tion should be employed in evaluating the phenomenon, behavior in both states is highly emotional, highly self- centered and highly irrational in the sense that there is in- volved a minimum of objective analysis of oneself or of one's spiritual or intellectual allegi- ance. Both are "trips" in the sense that they involve a rejection of the worldly, of tho here and- how, of what most people would understand as reality. No doubt the lives of many of the Jesus People have been per- manently changed by their con- versions. Whichever direction the world takes in the future, they have found theirs. But just as surely, for many others the Jesus movement just happens to be where the action the time being. It's better than drugs. But so is almost everything else. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church !509-29th Street So. H. P. NIKKEI, Co-ordinator Ph. 345-3335 School a.m.-Worship Service We invite you to SEE and HEAR Uke SINGERS from LINDEN, Alberta NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8th Avenue North, lethbridge SUNDAY, JULY 11th 11 a.m. p.m. 7 p.m. NO ADMISSION! EVERYONE WELCOME! NAME DERIVATION Pipestem Park in West Vir- ginia is named after the Spirea alba bush. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES AS A CONTINUING MtMQtIAl 327-532? or 328-4565 nACED IN HOTELS. SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PIISONS CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mr. D. Maisey, Organist j. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Summer Schedule Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults S.S. Classes for Children) EVERYBODY WELCOME 1202 3rd Avenue S. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH Minister SCHOOL SERVICE p.m.-EVENING SERVICE DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 operating along military lines, should be set up for people who just can't cope with mod- ern society. riots will continue until more consideration is given to fulfilling the pris- oner's life rather than punish- ing him. NO CONFIDENCE In a lengthy interview, Mr. West condemned the govern- ment's million 10-year building program started in 1964. "They are still essentially punishment-oriented and secu- rity oriented. I have nothing against sufficient security but there is no dynamic security as you get when a he is getting somewhere hi his fulfilment. He's less likely to escape. "It's my contention as long as you have this kind of phi- losophy you can expect the kind of riot in Kingston. "In my opinion, the Cana- dian Penitentiary Service, has really sacrificed any confi- dence people may have placed in it by its building program. The maximum security prison at Archambault (Que.) is million for 400 expensive housing." He said the government is building prisons in places like Springhill, N.S., and Drum- heller, Alta., for political rea- sons. "They are building prisons out in the sticks. If you are talking about resocialization you don't take him (the pris oner away from large citie and families where man power, immigration and othe concerned agencies are. Mor people are rehabilitate! through human beings an< family than by other means. STAY IN COMMUNITY For the rehabilitation of pertain types of persons "who just can't cope with modern Mr. West feels mental hospitals and prisons just don't cover the whole spec- trum. For these persons, "va- grants, skid road bums, petty thieves and misfits whicS so- ciety has no place Mr. West envisions communities close to the city "run by be- nevolent sergeant-majors, if there is such a thing, and I think there is. Here they could have as much freedom as they could take. "Some would go to work, others would stay on in the community to work according to ability, and some of them, a good many of them, have actual brain damage but Ihey have no place in society. Here they would have a place. "These people are not crim- inals but they are found in every city and are often likea- ble and talented. But now they live a life sentence be- tween prison and mental hos- pitals. Prisons should be a last resort." Mr. West said he welcomed the appointment of Mr. Jus- tice Patrick Hartt to head a commission to examine criti- cally the Criminal Code of Canada. "I understand the commis- sion will spill over into the whole realm of law. "It's frightful that we hav( so many persons churning ou laws and statutes for a popu lation of 22 million with no genuine method of boiling them down to a sensible mini- mum. "Every law you make cre- ates a body of he said. Mr. West also said he would like to see more good re- search into criminology. "A lot of research to me is nonsense. Research itself has become a business. But where there is genuine ignorance let's find out. "Particularly there are many indications we have been putting people with brain damage and perhaps chemi- cal deficiencies in prisons. "I have a slight knowledge of lithium in the treatment of manic depressives. Many things can be done by manic depressives which could be in- terpreted as crimes. Now in- dications seem to be that the condition has been induced by a chemical imbalance in the body." Church of the Nazgrene CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Rev. T. W. Roycroft Corner Ave. and 13lh St. S. 9th Ave. and 16th St. S. -Phone 327-8827 REV. R. G. DEASLEY, Minister Res. 327-4784 SUNDAY SERVICES School a.m.-Morning Worship A Friendly Welcome Await? You The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 10th Avenue South 1st Ward 2nd Ward Stoke Centre-28lh Street South 3rd Ward 4th Ward 6th 'A' and 23rd St. N. 5lh Ward 6th Ward Univenity Ward 2808 28lh St. S. Priesthood Meeting a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sunday School a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. "Bethel 'Baptist Church CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "The TRUTH That HEALS" Service "SACRAMENT" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM Noon p.m'. Open Tues., Thurs., Sat. 716 23rd Street North N. CARLSON, PASTOR and Reflection "WEALTH AND GODLINESS" FROM HEAVEN OR HELL" LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520 7th Street South REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR Home of the Sunshine Evangel Hour Listen cadi Sunday at p.m. CJOC 1220 K.C. a.m.-Sunday School With Classes for all ages Morning Worship Service OF GOD" Wed p.m-Prayer and Bible Study at the home of Mrs. Esther 530 7th St. South Fri 7-30 n m Christ Ambassador's Youth Servici GROW WITH LETHBRIDGE" N.B. Please use side and back doors during construction period, A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1402 8 Ave. N. The Evangelical Church In Canada CHURCH OPENING AND DEDICATION SERVICES a.m.-Sunday School for all ages Worship N. W. Heebner, speaker Installation of the pastors Service Rev. T. E. Jesske, Superintendent, SpeaKer Service 0. Pahl, speaker Special music throughout the day will be brought by the Faith Sound Singers. EVERYONE IS MOST CORDIALLY INVITED. COME AND ENJOY THIS GREAT DAY WITH US. ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES OF LETHBRIDGE WEEKEND MASSES DOWNTOWN-ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. ond lOlh ST. S. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon NORTHSIDE-ST. BASIL'S 604 13th ST. N. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., Noon SOUTHSIDE-ASSUMPTION 2405 12th AVE. S. p.m. a.m., a.m., a.m., p.m. Lutheran Churches CHRIS! TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 PASTOR HAROtD MARTIN a.m.-Worship Service Mowed by Congregation picnic at Indian Battle Park IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue ond 18th Street S. Minister W. F. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Rel. a.m.-Sunday School and Bible Class Service________ Lulheran Church of the Good Shepherd ELCC llth Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR AtBERT OLSON a.m.-Worship Service Communion First Sunday of Each Month listen to the Lutheran Hour-Sunday a.m. CFAC Calgary Q D THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA (EPISCOPAL) SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Associate Rev. E. R. Doyle, B.A., L.T.H. Organist and Choir Director Mr. Edward Greenwood L.T.C.l. Communion Communion (Nursery facilities) Prayer, Senior and St. Monica's Choirs (Nursery facilities) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, July 15th a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN SS RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., UTh. NO SERVICES DURING JULY THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. A. B. B. MOORE DR J. L. PATERSON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV L. BRIAN JONES, Lethbridae Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. ond llth St. S. MINISTERS: R. W. K. ELLIOTT Musical' Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhouse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Putland SUNDAY, JULY 11, 1971 a.m.-Worship Service is being held in First United Church (5th Ave. N. and 13th St. N.) McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast Lethbridge from 15th Ave and 24th St. I. Minister: Rev. L. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. H. Von Egteren Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, JULY 11, 1971 11-00 a at First United Church McKillop Church Closed EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13th Street North Minister- REV R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Director of Mu.k-MRS. DOROTHY GtOCK ATCM, RMT SUNDAY, JULY 11, 1971 11-00 am-Combined United Church Services with Rev. Mr. Bob Elliott in charge. "A Symphony For Sunday School Sessions withdrawn until Aug. 29th "A CITY CHURCH, WITH A RURAL WELCOME" COMBINED CHURCH SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Draw near to God! IN First Baptist CHURCH 1614 5th AVENUE SOUTH Minister: REV. G. R. EASTER, B.A., B.Th. Organiih MRS. MARILYN SINCLAIR, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. GOD WHO CARES" (Continuing the series on John) 7-.00 HEART OF INGRATITUDE" (Continuing tho scries on I Samuel) Go out to live!