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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta i Poor people take jail over fines VANCOUVER (CP) shocking number of persons many of them native Indians go to prison simply because they are poor, says Ian Wadde of the Vancouver legal Assist ance Society. Almost one-quarter of all ol fenders committed to British Columbia jails serve time in default of payment of fines, Mir Waddell said. But a B.C. Corrections Serv ice survey indicates the per centage is much higher in Kam loops and Prince George, where large numbers of Indians are sent to jail. In two interior provincial prisons, 39 per cent ojf aH those committed served jail in default of payment of fines, the survey revealed. Fines range from up, and the jail terms in lieu of fines range from five days to six months and up al though most are under 30 days. "K I were convicted of im paired driving all I would havecause they want more retro- active pay. Negotiators for the Canadian Union of Public Employees said today they have not de- cided whether to seek a shrike vote immediately or to ask for a provincial mediator. Major stumbling block to settlement is that while the wme offered an 8-cem-an-hour ncrease retroactive to April I, he workers want it retroactive o Jan. 1, when then- last con- tract ran out Tbe offer would pay a total of 18 cents an hour in increases to March 31, 1974, boosting maids and practical nurses to an hour and cooks and orderlies to CHECK IRS ABISE WASHINGTON 156 Wth Ponit Drapes Fully lined with e (ocquord weave in Avocado. Eggshell, and 24.S5 72 x 84 96 x 84 lit y 84 Wich Camera Dept. Kodachrome X cr II Film Film for color slide. 36 exposures per roll. Film price Includes pro- M 4 Q I V cessing by Kodak. each Woolco Color Film ASA 64.35 mm film. 20 exposures per roll. Bright life-like color. Initial cost 2 processing. GAF Pocket Instant Load Camera 220 Uses 110 droo in cartridge film. Flashes without batteries. Complete with a precision optical 44 QO lens. each fcfc.OO Rexina Portable Radio Small portable radios with good ception. Comes complete with ear- phone and carrying JS QQ case. each Xonex Electronic Calculator Pocket size calculator that does a big fob. Comes complete with a carrying cose and recharging QQ 77 unit. each Sporting Goods 18' Portable Swimming Pool Heavy gauge steel sidewalls are 3' high with a heavy duty vinyl liner. Complete with pump, filter, ladder end foot bath. OA7 Q7 ONE ONLY. each fcf Air Mattress 100% cotton exterior with an interior lining or vulcanized rubber coating. Double I beam construction. 32V4" x 60'A" in size. each I Inflatable Canoe 2 man canoe of heavy duty vinyl con- struction. 7 individual air filled com- partments. Complete with foot pump and oars. One only. each Junior Convertible Bikes 18" wheel sire. Bike converts from a boy's model to a girl's style. Training wheels included. Glue only. each Folding Bikes 20" wheels and large tires with front caliper brakes and rear coaster brakes. Seat end handle bam adjust. Folds for easy storage or travel. each 9 I I Household Needs Munich Beer Mugs 13 oz. beer mugs with the handle. Ideal for parlies or 9 bor-b-cjuw. for Rio Grande Cookware Set 7 piece set includes a one covered saucepan, o Iwo covered saucepan, e 4 qt. covered soucepon end o 1 0 C OQ 5J.OO open skillet. Gold one) Avocodo. Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tfivtsday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to limit Quantities. COUECE SHOPfMO MAU. 2025 Mayor Mognrrh DEPARTMENT STORES A DIVISION OF THE IF YOU TAKE AWAY OUR LOW PRICES YOU'VE GOT A REGULAR DEPARTMENT STORE ;