Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 37

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 42

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Widnndoy, July II, THE LETHBRIDCE HKAIO XT JU By JOHN JENSEN Canadian Press Staff Writer Justice. A mysterious and haunting word that in all its interpretations forms a foundation block of most modern democratic societies. But what' does it really mean to the individual in his every-day affairs? To some it means the opportunity to be adequately represented at a fair hearing in a court of law before a judge. But for others justice often has been criticized as meaning nothing more than the laying of a charge, a quick hearing and the imposition of a penalty. Constitutional experts have repeated that modern democracies pride themselves on viewing individual members of society as being equal before the law. But times are rapidly changing. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that within the last four years six provinces have established comprehensive legal aid pio-grams to ensure that everyone may have a lawyer to rep-! resent him in court. GOVERNMENT FINANCED i Most programs work directly 1 through the various provincial law associations, with the bulk of the finances coming from the governments. Nova Scotia hasn't a plan in operation yet, although imple-1 menting legislation was 1 No plan now operates in New Brunswick, but one is scheduled to begin next January. Prince Edward Island and Manitoba lack provincially-sponsored legal-aid plans, although the matter is under active study. Justice Minister John Turner in Ottawa has expressed interest in establishing a national egal-aid plan, similar to the medical care programs, with federal money funnelled to the provinces if they meet certain standards. "It is going to be discussed this summer with the provincial an aide to Mr. Turner are A western provinces break- c down: c Saskatchewan A limited legal-aid plan is in operation, mt it applies only to charges laid wider the Criminal Code, t the Narcotics Control Act, the Food and Drug Act and Juvenile Delinquents Act-Last year the program cost the government No figures are available on the number of persons who used legal aid last yaer. Roy Meldrum, assistant attorney-general, says the plan is "working reasonably well." Alberta A plan operated by the Law Society of Alberta began July 1, 1970, and up to Dec. 31, 1970, handled changing riminal cases and civil 1 Legal Aid Society, which re-ases. ceives financial support direct-The law society assigns cases ly from the provincial govcrn-nd all lawyers must accept reasonable number of. Anyone wanting legal aid 'plies directly to the society W. Henkel, director of crim- and, if accepted, his case is as-nal prosecutions, said "my as- signed to a lawyer, essment is that defences arcl In tne Greater Vancouver 30od." area there is a legal-aid panel "It's a new system and there Of 150 lawyers who handle all are bugs, but in my opinion the criminal cases. In civil mat plan is satisfactory." I tcrs, the law society list is used British Columbia Legal i so that every lawyer eventually aid is provided by the B.C. handles some legal-aid caMt. WEST PROVINCIAL PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE NOMINATION MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 28th at 8 p.m. GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB 9th AVE. AND 6lh ST. N. Guest Speaker Bill Dickie CONSERVATIVE M.l.A. IN THE LAST IEG1SIATURI FOR CAIGARY GLENMORE Ave. awarded to T PICTURE BUTTE (HNS) -At the recent meeting of the Picture Butte town council Tollestrup Construction was awarded the contract to pave Crescent Ave. The amount of the contract was and the job is to be completed by Sept. 15. G. Hasegawa of the firm of Strong, Lamb and Nelson is the engineer in charge of the program. It was noted by secretary Earl Mcllroy that building It was also noted the ollestrnp Ecosystem is now under way in the new dressing room o the skating rink, with the young people abiding by the rules as set out. The Picture But'.e Buddhist Church was granted permission to use the LDS Hall for special designated occasions up to Dec. OXYGEN An acre of young and growing woodland yields four tons of oxygen a enough to satisfy the needs of a dozen 1 __T ON THE MOVE The Duke and Duchess of Windsor prepare to board a liner in New York for a trip to their summer home i n France. The Duke celebrated his 77th birth- day last month and is reported in good health.________________________________ The mind of Charles Manson There he was again! By CHARLES FOLEY London Observer Service LOS ANGELES There he was again Charles Manson of the staring eyes, with an ab- breviated beard this time around, and a swastika scra'ched on his forehead: a figure pathos, even tragedy, the sickest of California's sick- jokes. The Tate-La Bianca trial was over and now the 5-feet 4-inch cult leader faced two more charges of grisly murder. A painful and arduous exercise in American justice ground on. This day, Charles was meek and penitent. Yesterday, he was angry and apocalyptic, ram- bling on about the end of the world. Tomorrow, perhaps, he will whine a little, and act ou', the role of the ultimate social victim: "Do what j-ou like with me. I've always been yours, anyway." As a con man, Charles is ac- complished; hit' after a year, people are familiar with his bag of tricks and these days he tends to be calmer and less bi- zarre in his oulburts. From time to time he s'Jll demands that Judge Choate allow him to defend himself, but his voice lacks conviction. "Your honor, I would like to change my plea to guilty. Can I do Well, says Judge Choate, he needs the advice and consent of his lawyer, Irving Kanarek. Manson says he does not need anything from Kana- rek, whom he recently called "the worst attorney in the an unkind stricture on a ma'n who has taken everything the cult leader can give, includ- ing, at one point, a flurry of punches. Poor Kanarek keeps his mouth shut. Manson says: "I enter a plea of guilty. I chopped his head off No one asks whose head. It seems scarcely to matter any longer. People have almost given up trying to understand, and they cling to the reality of the fact that nine people have hocii murdered. Five a', Sharon Talc's Ixis An- gejes home, the wealthy La Bi- anca couple and now these two. Gary Hinman was a musi- cian. He was tortured, stabbed, so badly slashed that an car was severed, shot and finally suffoca.'ed with a pillow. Don- ald "ShoiK" Shea, shml man, ranch hand and beer hall bounc- er, was hound, slabbed and so they say, but the body was never found decapitated. Two members of Ihe Manson family have already been sen- tenced for Ihe Hinman murder: liolwrt Rcausoleil and Kusnn Atkins, both in their twenties. Beausolcil was untested 400 miles from the Malibu house where the musician died; he was driving Hinman's Toyota, and the murder knife was still on the back seat. As for Donald Shea, he had reportedly clashed with Manson several times. Witness Paul Watkins, 20, has already tesli- fied thai Manson once told him about the killing of "Shorty" at Ihe Barker Ranch, a "fam- ily" hangout in Death Valley. The story was that Shea was lied to a tree, stabbed to death and finally beheaded. His body was buried somewhere on the ranch. Police searchers, how- ever, never found the grave. SHEA BLAMED Shea was blamed by Manson family members for a police raid on the ranch, a derelict Western movie set, where they lived through 1969. More than 20 persons were arrested. The dead man was also once mar- ried lo a Negro woman, and Manson seems lo have enter- tained some paranoid fantasies about promoting a racial war between blacks and whites. At all events, both conditions sup- posedly created "bad blood" be- tween the husky, hot-tempered Shea and Ihe fanalical Manson The queslion of Manson's in fluence with all Ihese people young men and girls alike, stil langs unanswered over the pro- ceedings. How could anyone, lef alone the diminutive .icrsuade apparently ordinary middle class people to join in murders of such bloodiness? (S'iiea was stabbed 50 times before decapitalion; Hinman tortured al length.) The best Ihe experts can do is to point the finger at demon dope, in collusion with Man- son's intense and charismatic personality. Most of the defend- ants in these trials have taken scores of LDS trips. Susan Al- kins said in her firsl confes- sion, "f'm on a eonslanl LSD trip. I'm so high even now, I'll never come down." She starled using the hallucinogenic drug while working as a topless go-go girl in a bar. "I'd been told all my life I was no good, so I fig- ured I might as well go all Ihe way and be no good." Dr. Joel Forte, author, psy- chiatrist and founder of a free clinic in S'an Francisco's Ilaight Ashbnry district, be- lieves that the "Family" were, in effect, "brainwashed" by t.hc LSD to produce new pat- terns of thinking and behaviour. Forte claims that LSD in conjunction wi'.h other factors can make people highly mal- leabb and open to suggestion. Whclhor a chronic user is great- ly changed, however, depends on his or her personality, the influence of the environment, he peer group and its leader. As an explanation, it seems nsufficient. Perhaps drugs played a role in the perform- ance of these crimes. But one suspects that they could have ieen as easily committed with- out stimulants, or rather, with no other stimulant than the fan- atical fervour and blind devo- ion of Hanson's followers. The phenomenon, after all, is not new. Manson is a messianic babbler who uses words like "Armageddon" and "re- volution" in every other sen- tence. He has attracted a fol- lowing no less hysterically de- voted than that of any other quasi-religious sect. The Thugs of India garrotted their victims at the behest of the goddess Kali. The nuns of Loudon were possessed by their own fanta- sies about the luckless priest Grandier, until they drove them- selves into self-destructive con. vulsions. Manson's band of 20 or 30 young people, living in conditions of semi savagery in the Californian desert, are in this genre. Aldous Huxley, in The Devils of Loudon, points to the ease with which certain men control others, given appropriate psy- chological circumstances. "As- semble a mob of men and wo- men previously conditioned (by drugs, propaganda, alienation, treat them to amplified music, bright lights, and the oratory o f a demagogue who (as demagogues always are) is simultaneously the exploiter and the victim of herd intoxi- cation, and in next to no time you can reduce them to a state of almost mindless subhuman- ity." Hitler, through such an as- sault on the emotions, persuad- ed many intelligent people to regard liim as little short of a god. People who have seen an evangelist convert a hard-head- ed sophisticate, or a Commun- ist interrogator extract a mag- nificently false confession, no longer consider such phenome- na to be mysterious. With this trial, Manson's days as a cult leader are presumably ended. But the irony is that the worst the state of California can now do is keep him in the place where, as he himself says. "I feel at home" pris- on. He has spent 22 of his 36 years there and "anywhere is anywhere you want it to lie." Recent couit decisions make it less and less likely that he could ever be sent to the gas chamber, but if he were? "The gas Char- i les roars with laughter. "Are you Uidding? Death is perma- nent solitary confinement and there is nothing I would like more than that." I ON SALE: JULY 28-29-30-31 CRIMPLENE DRESS LENGTHS LUNCHEONETTE SPECIALS THREE DECKER BACON AND TOMATO SANDWICH Our Regular Price 7.54 yd. length With crisp lettuce DEEP FRIED FtSK Golden brown chips, coleslaw, warm roll and butter TWIN BURGER Two freshly grilled patties of beef on a warm bun, mustard, relish, onions and tomato WED., THURS., FRI., SAT. Sew yourself a new wardrobe! Easy-care English Crimplene is wide and comes in solid colors. Each length is 154 yards. New fall fashion shades. KRESFAIR BLANKET A viscose blend blanket at a saving! Gorgeous shades of Blue, Pink, Green, Turquoise, Royal, Olive, Tangerine, Gold, Mauve White. WED. THURS. FRI. SAT. LADIES'BRft WHISK-DRY TEA TOWELS Bra with wide shoulders! Bikini briefs match. One size fits all. Assorted colors. WED. THURS. FRt. SAT. Approx. 15" x Terry towels in check pat tern with fringed ends. SAVINGS ON TOOLS PHOTO ALBUMS Fine quality loots for the homo workshop! Saws, Trowels, Levels, Nails, Pliers and many more... Keep all those summer snaps together! About size. White sticky pages. Satin or vinyl leatherette covers. SATISFACTION GUA RANTEED OR MONEY CHEERFULLY REFUNDED ;