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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta y, July U, 1970 THt IETHMIDGC tT Violent Crime Rate Bucks Trend oortcd by police, Included 341 number of murders per mM PM FROLICS In Sweden, he's the prime minister, but to his two-year-old son hcs just plain "Pop." Here, taking time out from affairs of state, Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme frolics, with son Mat- tlas. inoda Sales Slip LONDON (CP) Canadi share of the British wheat m; ket has dropped while the sli picked up by Australia ar France has increased. This switch shows up in the latest survey of food imports published here by the Brit- ish agriculture department. Canada also seems to have dropped a bit in her share of the British market for oilseeds and cheese but her canned fish share has increased. Generally, Britain imports about half of her food, including meat, grains, and fruit. Last year imports of wneat and flour increased to almost 60 per cent of total needs, but im- ports from Canada dropped to bushels from in 1968 and the annual average of in the 1964-66 period. SELL MORE At the same time purchases from Australia rose to last year from in I960 and the 1964-66 average of Australia and Canada are tra- ditional competitors for the British wheat and flour market. But last year imports from France doubled to bushels from in 1968 and more than doubled from the 1964-66 average. As a result of various shifts, Canada's share of the British market dropped to 11 per cent in 1969 from 21 per cent in the previous year and the 27 per cent during 1964-66. Australia's share increased to 10 per cent from five in 1963 and seven in 1964-66 while that of France also doubled to 10 per cent from five in 1968 and from four during 1964-66. BUY SOFT WHEAT Of Britain's total wheat and flour supplies, 59 per cent came from abroad compared with 55 per cent in 1968. The depart- ment said the greater part of me increase was made up of soft wheat used for animal feed. Canada's major export is high-quality hard wheat used for bread making. Russia Rushes Sub Program WASHINGTON (AP) United States defence sources say the Soviet Union has stepped up construction ot mis- sile-firing submarines and now is building them at the rate of eight to 10 a year. If the Soviet construction rate continues at the upper range, Russia's missile-firing submar- ine fleet could achieve parity with the 41-boat U.S. Polaris sub force by mid-1973. That would be a year earlier than Defence Secretary Melvin R. Laird's'forecast only three months ago when he calculated Russian submarine construction as running at about six to eight vessels a year. At present, the Russians are understood to have about 12 missile-launching submarines in operation, some within striking range of the United States. OTTAWA (CP) The rate of olent crime against persons ose five per cent last year, and edcral statisticians say this oes against a longterm trend. The rate of violent crime is being studied by the judicial di- islon of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics for the years from 949 to 1971. while the study won't be com- leted until some time after lext year's figures are com- iled the indication is that the ate of violent crime against in- dividuals in Canada is not climbing significantly. Violence against property is, however. The statisticians figure crime rates on the basis of the coun- ty's population aged seven and older. In 1968, there were crimes involving violence against persons, or a rate pt 4450 preliminary figures compiled TOT 1969 to or 468.3. pe population. This is five-per-cent increase in tn "DBS crime statistics do no segregate crimes of violenc against persons from crimes no involving violence, or crimes in volving violence against prop erty. TERM DEFINED However, in this analyst crimes of violence against pe sons include murder and a tempted murder, manslaughtei assault, wounding and rape an other sexual offences-thoug some of the latter could be non violent. Latest figures for last year show that the rate of violen crime increased among adul and declined-except in the cas of wounding-among juveniles For DBS purposes, juvenil are counted as boys and gir under 16 in all provinces excep where provincial autnonue provided for another age, ported by In Newfoundland, the age nurfen, avc in Quebec, Manitoba and ritish Columbia it is 18, and to Iberta it is 16 for boys and 18 or girls. Efforts are now being made have all provinces use a :andard d e f i n i t i o n, but no iiange was made in the age units during 19G8 or 1909. Justice Minister John Turner aid recently the government in- ends to be tougher on crimes of violence. He said the cabinet vill consider introducing stiffer penalties, making sure they are ugh enough to deter violent crimes. He said in a news conference at Saint John, N.B., however, bat the government is not con- sidering a return to capital pun- shment, abolished in 1967 for a 'ive-year trial period but _ re- ained for killing a police officer or prison guard. The government and Parlia ment wiT have to review th deaUi penalty law before the trial period expires in 1972. MURDERS UP The 1969 crime statistics based on actual offences re _, included 341 dtemptcd mur- ci-s, and 44 manslaughters, hes'e figui'es compare 314 nurders, 181 attempted mur- crs, and 60 manslaughter cases in 1968. The number of rape eases osc to from 892, and other exual offences including hide- ent assaults, were almost unchanged from in 1SC8. The number of cases of wounding rose to from 293, and assaults, other thjn indecent assaults, rose to rom For adults, these figures show 5.6-per-cent increase in the Blaiberg Estate Worth CAPE TOWN, South Afric (AP) Philip Blaiberg, th world's longest-surviving hear transplant' patient when he diet last Aug. 17, left an estate Tax papers filed here name Blaiberg's widow, Eileen, as BI ministfator, executor and sol heiress to the estate except f< a small bequest to the fornu dentist's maid. number of murders per I00.000 of population. Murtier attempts were up 44.4 per cent, and rape up 20 per cent in the rates psr There were 15 murders ported in which juveniles were charged in 1969, down from 26 the previous year. Other violent crimes reported in which juve- niles were charged were also down, except for wounding. There were 368 wounding charges laid against juveniles m 1969, cmparcd with 275 in 1968. In rates per of popula- tion aged seven and older, this was an increase to 8.2 from 6.2, or nearly one-third. _____ WHEN THE WEATHER'S A SCORCHER in one of these in one BI AIR CONDITIONED BEAUTIES For cool comfortable vocation driving 1970 PONTIAC PARISIENNE 2-DOOR HARDTOP Equipped with V-8 motor, automatic, radio, power steering and brakes, plus air condit.on- {3795 ing priced at 1968 BUICK ElECTRA 4-DOOR HARDTOP _ Fully equipped with many extras including air conditionma- See this one now Trode up to one of these luxury models. See your favorite Bony Salesman now. BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK Supermarket Cor lot Phone 327-3148 OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL P.M. PRE-STAMPEDE BARBECUE SPECIAL Treat your friends to a BARBECUE STAMPEDE WEEK 24" FIREBOWL BARBECUE 24" new ribbed reinforced firebowl V preplated tripod legs New Ratchet Type Grill Height Adjust- ment No Wheels Red or Green Bowls Complete with a bag of Kingsford Charcoal Regular 12.25 PRE-STAMPEDE SPECIAL........ 8 .99 "Just Say Charge It" HOYT'S NORTH PHONE 328-4441 A trim-size Pontiac Tempest or LeMans will give you a smooth Wide-Track ride, and sporty styling at a truly trim-size price. And right now your Pontiac dealer will give you a generous trade-in, and a money-saving deal. Size up the cars-and the deals. At your Pontiac dealer's. Today. PRINCE LEAVES SERVICE LONDON (Reuters) Prince William of Gloucester, who has just completed a term of duty in the British embassy in Tokyo, will leave the diplomatic service next prince, 28 and x cousin if Quiun Elizabeth, lias been in the diplomatic serv- ice for five years. -See your local authori.zjtiPontiac dealer AUTHORIZED l''W, DEAUR IN UTHRRIDGE 817 4th South ENERSON MOTORS LTD. PHONE 3J7-5705 UTHMIDOI, MTA, ;