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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Calgary reports first crime dip in 10 years CALGARY The city police department has reported the first decrease in 10 years in the number of reported crimes. Major continued to increase but at a slower rate. The annual report released Monday showed a total number of crimes reported last a decrease of 448 from 1972. The increase in major crimes was slowed down to 5 2 per cent over the previous compared to a 15 1 per cent increase in 1972 Major crimes include attempted woun- assault causing bodily break and and motor vehicle theft. Police Chief Brian Sawyer noted in the report that there was a two-per-cent increase in population last year. He said the crime statistics gave for that a reorganization of the police force last including the switch to zone may be having some positive effects most gratifying in- dicator has been the manner in which our efforts to promote community involve- ment has been endorsed and welcomed by a broad cross section of the citizens of the chief said. Bank holdups increase in downtown Toronto July LETHBRIDGE Kelowna employees ratify agreement Philanderer speared Ont. A man who found his wife naked in bed with his best friend punched holes in the man with an African hunting police said Tuesday. The former best friend sur- vived The husband has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. TOKONTO Bank holdups are increasing in Met- ropolitan Toronto and police and bank security officials blame lenient courts for the rise. There have been 43 bank holdups in Metro this compared with 50 for all of 1973. seems to be a failing in the administration of jus- said Michael director of security for the Canadian Banking Association. courts don't seem to be taking as serious a view of bank holdups as we and the po- lice Last Canada's banks lost couple of million dol- in 470 Mr. Ballard said. The average holdup was carried out by a lone robbery who got less than About half the holdup men were caught. Mr Ballard said heavier sentences should be handed out as a deterrent to but said bail reform introduced by the federal government is of more concern police tell us that 80 per cent of all bank robbers get bail shortly after their usually before the police officer is able to com- plete his he said. Deputy police chief Bernard Simmonds also says courts are too lenient with bank robbers. He said the courts are severe enough in cases of robbery with violence but he suggested they are softer on those who walk off the street into a bank with a note demanding money. In one sentence handed down this year for a bank an American who robbed a bank here of received a sentence of three months and two years' probation B.C. The city and the Canadian Union of Public representing more than 200 in- side and outside Monday ratified a pact agreed to 'last week in two days of bargaining. Retroactive to Jan. the one-year agreement will give the members of CUPE Local a 17.6 per cent increase over present with an additional two per cent to be tacked on in September. The civic who were asking for parity with coast will receive slightly less than their counterparts in who recently ended a lengthy strike. Ken president of Local said the new contract provides for a job classification study com- paring Kamloops and Kelowna jobs job classification study will bring us up to par with Kamloops and we hope to reach parity with coastal workers in he said. feel we have done the best we possibly can for this said Mr Preston reach parity with the coast was almost an impossible task to do in one The city served lockout notice on the workers but it was never and CUPE members continued at their jobs McGAVINS IGA WHITE or BROWN BREAD 20 oz. net wt. loaf.......................... KETCHUP HEIN211ll.oz.botllfl BEANS with PORK RELISHES o CANNED POP QsQQo TOP VALU ASST. 10 fl. oz. tin R HEINZ HAMB. HOT DOG or SWT. GREEN 12 fl. oz. jar Plus Deposit FRUIT DRINKS BABY FOOD HiC 3 FLAVOURS 48 fl. oz. tin R V V HEINZ STB. GLASS 4.5 fl. oz. jir R W W ORANGE TANG CRYSTALS 4-3.5 oz. pkgs.............................................W W MARSHMALLOWS KELLOGG'S 24 oz. pkg. TOP VALU CHOICE KRAFT PUFFED WHITE 11 pkg. MUSTARD LIBBY PREPARED 16 fl.oz.jar 14fl.oz.tin 3is1 1 99 BRIM INST. DECAFFEINATED COFFEE 8 oz. jir SPAGHETTI HEINZ T.S. 14 fl. oz. tin 2 3185 69 DOG FOOD DR. BALLARD BEEF or CHICKEN. 25 oz. nat wt. CAT FOOD DR. BALLARO SOFT MOIST 4 VARIETIES 6 oz. tin ...................Hi R f V CAT FOOD MISS MEW LIVER or 6 oz. net wt. tin 85 RAISIN RRAN 18 oz. net wt. pkg. BREAD McGAVINS RAISIN ea...... SPRAY STARCH CAVALIER 16fl.oz. tin RIGHT GUARD ANTI PERSPIRANT 6 fl. oz. tin BLADES GILLETTE SUPER STAINLESS 5 per pkg. on U W 109 TOOTHPASTE QKc COLGATE 100 ml ...................WV I25 169 UTILITY BAGS 7Qc SNAP 50's fl W DETERGENT KING PUNCH DOG BURGERS TOP CHOICE EGG 36'a DOG BURGER BITS DR. 5 Ib. net wt. bag 5 Ib. box 2 19 STRAWBERRIES PHASER VALE FANCY 15 oz. nat wt. pkg. 59 FROZEN FOOD VALUES BROOKPAWC CHICKEN 75 GOOD HUMOR COOL WHIP CHOCOLATE or POUND CAKE COD FILLETS 129 TATER GEMS ;