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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DON'T BE DISAPPOINTED BOOK YOUR HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END Phone 328-3201 or 328-8184 The Lethbndge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, July 29, 1971 PAGES 11 TO 22 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY 3rd AVI., M.M. Drlvt S. Phone 328-1161 "The Pioneer and Leading Retail Shop In Lethbridge" FINEST QUALITY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS Migrant beet workers blamed for high rate of drunk arrests Rink permit granted A building permit was issued Wednesday to Park- ins Construction Ltd. of Edmon- ton for Lethbridge's new com- munity ice facility at 2305 Parkside Drive. City council last week ap- proved the low bid from Parkins, but about was cut through minor changes in the original design. Work on the pre-cast con- crete sections for the rink has already started, in Edmonton. An official sod-turning cere- mony at the site is expected soon. The necessary money bylaw has been given first reading and could receive second and third reading at Friday's meet- ing of city council. The rink is scheduled for completion this fall. FRACHE GREENHOUSE FRESH FLOWERS have a meaning all their own and are a welcome gift for EVERY OCCASION FR ACHES FLOWER SHOP 322 6th St. 5. Phone 327-5747 NEW BOARD MEMBERS The members of the new board of police commission- ers are, left to right: Sven Ericksen, restaurant owner; L. D. Maclean, lawyer, vice-chair- man; J. H. Vosburgh, manager of Macdonald's Consolidated food processing plant in Lethbridge, chairman; aldermen Jim Anderson and Vera Ferguson. The officers of the newly-appointed board were elected at the first public meeting Wednesday in the po- :wly-appo: lice station. Dickie attacks provincial debt Tories name Dick Gray By MYRON JOHNSON Staff Writer The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta now has a full slate of candidates to contest the Aug. 30 provincial election with the nomination Wednesday night of city businessman R. J. (Dick) Gray as Tory candidate for Lethbridge West. Mr. Gray, 51, who won the nomination by acclamation, was the last of 75 Conservative candidates chosen for the 75 provincial ridings. In his brief acceptance speech before a crowd of about 150, Mr. Gray did not discuss any .issues, but stated he would back the Conservative platform "100 per cent." However, guest speaker Bill Dickie, Conservative MLA for Calgary Glcnmore, outlined a number of probable election is- sues, including expropriation procedure, municipal debt, and the ombudsman. Mr. Dickie said a Tory gov- ernment would introduce a bill establishing the principle of "a home for a home" for expropri- ated property. Under such legislation, replacement value rather than market value would be paid for a home ex- propriated by a government. Mr. Dickie also noted Alberta has the second highest muni- cipal debt of any province in Canada, exceeded only by thai of Quebec. He promised that il a Conservative government elected, "something will be done about this debt right after the election." The rights of the provincia ombudsman was another issue raised by Mr. Dickie. He said the ombudsman should be re sponsible to the legislature, the cabinet, so that his de- cisions cannot be arbitrarily overruled. Responsibility for the "death1 of the Peace-Athabasca delta lies with Premier Harry Strom Mr. Dickie said, because he failed to protect Alberta's downstream rights. RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING and WINDOW COOLERS CHARLTON and HILL LTD. 1262 2nd AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 We can't have mistakes like hat, and we won't have mis- :akes like that under Mr. Loug- leed." Speaking of "Social Credit sins of extravagant Mr. Dickie said the Alberta Government Building located on expensive land in Edmon ,on "could have been construct- ed in a smaller centre" foi much less cost. He also object ed to the high cost land for expansion of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Mr. Dickie refuted charges made recently by NDP leader Grant Notley that the Conser- vative platform was drawn up in secret. The platform was tire result of open meetings in which "ev- ery Conservative in the prov ince participated." Following his nomination, Mr. Gray told The Herald he xpects to begin campaigning early next week. He will con eentrate on door-to-door cam- paigning. His campaign manager, Jim- my Gunn, said they plan to establish campaign headquar- ters today. Mr. Gray, the owner of Valley Feeders, is married and has two daughters and a son. This is his first attempt to win a provincial seat. He will be running against Social Credit candidate Dick Gruenwald and New Democrat Charlie Buijert. P r e e n t at Wednesday's meeting were three other Tory candidates: Richard Barton, Lethbridge East; Bob Bogle, Taber-Warner, and Dave Burn- ston, Cypress. Party leader Peter Loi'gheed will be in Lethbridge Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., probably at Henderson Lake, on a tour of southern Al- berta. DICK GRAY Tory Hopeful No special plans for civic holiday printed fabrics, both domestic and im- ported lines, in a great variety of weaves, colors and designs. ALL AT Soap suds or liquor suds, they will all be in short supply Mon- day as Lethbridge joins with most of the rest of the province in celebrating a civic holiday. No special celebrations or events are being planned, how- ever, and the Aug. 2 holiday seems little more than an ex- cuse for a day off. Under the municipal govern- ment act, the mayor can call one Monday holiday a year. Since no other holiday is cele- brated during August, a day in that month is usually pro- claimed. Liquor and most ether retail stores in the city will be closed for the day although hotel bars, gas stations, confectioneries and all the usual exceptions will remain open for business. Pools and all regular activi- ties of the parks and recreation department will open and wrestling has been booked into the Exhibition Pavilion for the evening. Bus and postal service in the city will be on a Sunday sched- ule. The Herald will not publish Aug. 2. A dance with Sleepy John from Spokane has been sched- uled for midnight Sunday in the Waterton Pavilion. Coaldale residents will be celebrating Settler's Days while Picture Butte will begin their Jamboree Days. By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer Migrant beet workers are responsible for the majority of public intoxication arrests in Lethbridgfl, Police Chief James Carpenter told the po- lice commission Wednesday. The majority of beet Work- ers are in Southern Alberta from about May 25 to July 20 each year. A problem definitely exists. In June, 355 arrests were made for violations of the li- quor act. In July only 39 ar- rests were made. Many of the persons arrest- ed were repeaters of the 355 arrested 121 had been arrested before. Almost half of the persons arrested were transient work- ers brought to Lethbridge jointly by the Canada Man- power Centre, the department of Indian affairs or who had come to Lethbridge on their own. The federal and provincial governments, especially the departments of Manpower, In- dian affairs and the Alberta Liquor Control Board should be responsible in part for a solution to the problem, Chief Carpenter quoted the former police commission as saying. HIGH RATE It was reported Lethbridge had a rate of arrests of 65 for every persons, while Cal- gary had 36 and Edmonton had 31. The commission was told Cardston, Coaldale, Fort Mac- lend, Picture Butte and Taber were experiencing the same problem, but to a greater ex- tent than Lethbridge. The manpower and financial resources of the city police were taxed almost to the limit this year in attempting to con- trol the situation, the commis- sion was told. Alcohol was being purchased by intoxicated persons from three sources: beer taverns liquor stores and merchants (rubbing alcohol, extracts and bay Some beer taverns were sell- ing to persons who were ob- viously intoxicated. At its last meeting, June 30, the former police commission directed CMef Carpenter to meet the invtolved government agencies to obtain assistance and seek a solution to the prob lem. R also authorized him to pay overtime to have the 5th St. and 3rd Ave. S. area pa trolled during business hours by one constable. The constable was to arres any intoxicated person fount loitering in the area. MERCHANTS COMPLAIN The patrol was the result o a June 21 request by city eoun cil to the now defunct police commission to study the prob- lem of intoxicated persons particularly those in the _3n Ave. and 5th St. area anc a June 30 letter from severa businessmen in the area de- manding some action be taken The letter was signed by 1 merchants and said, in parl "On more occasions than we care to recall, we have wit nessed pieople, mostly of In dian extraction, loitering sers-by, and generally behay- ng in an entirely revolting manner their condition seems to stem from liquor which is being openly con- sumed in and out of cars which hey park on the street." The letter continued, "We lave had innumerable com- plaints from customers about this matter, and we have lost customers vho have given this problem as the sole reason for their leaving our stores." In closing tie letter said, 'As owners, operators and tax- payers of the City of Leth- mdge we have now come to the place where we demand a change in the situation. We must ask that 5lh St. S. be constantly patrolled by _ the city police during business hours By mid-June the problem had become so great Judge L. W. Hudson raised ths fine to from or in default a 14-day jail term and refused to grant anyone found intoxicated in the Gait Garden area time to pay. Jail sentences of from one to seven days or more seem to have little effect unless some corrective measures are ta- ken. In Edmonton a system, of thres warnings and then a three-month jail sentence for intoxicaCrai seems to be work- ing effectively. There has been a board police commissioners in Leth- bridge since 1928 and Wednes- day's meeting was the open meeting ever held. first Seven recommendations for ie improvement of the prob- em of intoxicated persons in ie downtown area were pre- ented to the first meeting of he board of pob'ce commis- ioners Wednesday. The recommendations, pre- ented by Police Chief James ,arpenter, included: alcoholic treatment cen- re should be established in Southern Alberta. All persons who become intoxicated should be taken to ie centre rather than jail. Legislation should be pass- Ed enabling those in charge of he centre to legally compel at- endance in special cases. Alcohol counselling pro- grams now in effect should be continued. All liquor Bullets should tecomfi more concerned with his problem and limit the num- of drinks to certain persons and inspectors should become active in enforcing the regula- ions. Merchants should refuse to sell such products as rubbing alcohol, extract, bay rum, etc o those persons who have been drinking. fighting and brawling, anc staggering drunkenly in thi area, molesting innocent pas A social not a legal one The Canada Manpower entre should be required to creen all workers more close- Workers who become emo- onally upset when moved rom their home environment i a strange environment iculd not be moved. The chief told the board no rorkable solution to the prob- m has yet been reached, but ie department of Indian af- airs will endeavor to support ne if it can be found. He also told the board the (roblem with intoxicated per- ons is primarily social, not Homeowner Horse show to start on Friday The Southern Alberta 4-H Council will sponsor a ligh horse show Friday and Satur day, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Forty four classes in three divisions will be run off. Jack Kearns, livestock supervisor, for iie animal industry division o Alberta department of ag riculture, will be show judge. The divisions will be divhiec into seniors who have placed first or secon-J ir. any show- seniors who havei.'t placed in a show and juniors. The show will be held in the outdoor show-ring at the Leth bridge Exhibition Grounds. Th public is welcome to attenc There is a silver collection eac day. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Opens offices P r o g r e ssive Conservative candidate in the Taber-Warner riding Bob Bogle has opened campaign offices in Coaldale, Taber and Milk River. Telephones are being instal- led and the numbers will be announced when available. VENTURA HOTEL PRESENTS STREET DANCING IN FRONT OF THE VENTURA DURING COALDALE'S SETTLER DAYS Thursday and Friday, July 30, 31st DANCE 9 TO 1 MUSIC BY "JERRY and the TRAVELLERS" EVERYONE WELCOMEI COMPLETE AIR CONDITIONING FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. 327-5816 C A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 CIVIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND COMING UP MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd Be sure to ttok up on Photo Supplies: Film Flash Bulbs Check Batteries Accessories Haven't Oof a Camera? See This One! KODAK INSTAMATIC XI 5 COLOR OUTFIT Gives clear sharp picturei, flash without batteries y OUR PRICE ONLY fc "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND WITH SUPPLIES FROM AC McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. In Waterton National Park grants rolling egal, and the function of ths police is to enforce laws, not landle social problems. Chief Carpenter also suggest- ed to tine board additional jquor Control Board inspec- ors to aid the one now in Southern Alberta might help esolve the problem. The liquor inspector should be kept closely apprised of the H-oblem; inspection of bars, averns and the liquor stores should be increased; and the sates of rubbing alcohol, ex- racts and other liquids con- aining alcohol to intoxicated arsons sho'ilc" be more closely screened by local merchants. In accepting the report the board voted to praise the chief showing "real leadership for what is essentially a social iroblem." in Homeowner grants totalling have been received at hall. The city has submitted granl applications amounting to 300 to the provincial govern ment offices for processing. The jaymenls are customarily re- ceived in batches as Uiey are >rocessed and are then mailec out to the individual homeown ers Homeowners whose taxes are paid in full in advance by nortgage company receive then1 grants in this way. 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