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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, Mirch 1, 1975 Kotch threatens to call police over eggs, calls Travel and Convention Association President Steve Kotch said Friday he and his family have been harrassed by persons making nuisance phone calls and throwing eggs at his house, since a travel bureau dispute became public knowledge. Mr. Kotch said if the harrassment continues he will go to the police. Blood official named STANDOFF (Staff) A recently-elected member of the Blood band council has resigned to become tribal ad- ministrator. Wayne Wells, elected to council Nov. 21, forfeited his seat Friday after council elected him tribal ad- ministrator from a field of nine The 33-year-old rancher, who worked for the band from 1972 until last year as com- munity development officer, succeeds former Band manager Ed Fox who resign- ed five months ago. Mr. Wells assumes the band's top ad- ministrative job, overseeing an annual budget of million, Monday. The newly-appointed tribal administrator said in an inter- view that housing remains the top priority for band spen- ding: "I realize economic development is very impor- tant, but at this time we need houses. "We have over 100 applications for new homes, but we can accommodate only 50 or fio families this he said. SUPER SPECIAL! 5-YEAR LIGHT BULBS Popular Sim Sugg. Ratal! PRICE! CillHirdwin 327-5767 DOWNTOWN In a written statement telephoned to The Herald Mr. Kotch said he is "deeply concerned and extremely an- noyed" with what he labelled harrassment of myself, my wife and my young children over the affairs of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta. "Eggs have been thrown at my house in the past couple of weeks. My telephone has been ringing with no answer at the other end. "Last week a rash of harrassing and menacing phone calls frightened my family and particularly my children." Mr. Kotch said he recogniz- ed the voice of one caller. He added that if "these attacks on my family" continue, he would take whatever legal steps that are "at my disposal to protect my wife, children, home and business. U student carries banner CARDSTON A third-year University of Lethbridge anthropology student has been chosen to contest the March 26 election in Cardston con- stituency. Keltie Paul, 21, is a native of Blairmore. She says her concerns in this election are reflected in the New Democratic election plat- form. Miss Paul is the third can- didate to enter the race in Cardston. Conservative Johnny Thompson, 50, a Spr- ing Coulee farmer, and Socred Roy Spaceman, 53, a Cardston physician, have already been nominated. MOVING? CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324-9lhSI.S. Phone 328-1778 f OR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS IrtvMallOM Announcement! Brkto Booki Think You Cirdi Nipkini Mttcrwt (24 Hour Sorvlco II Noeowry) We provide complimentary personalized head (able place cards with each order! FREE CUSTOMER PARKING Man given 18 months for beating small child By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer A.former Lethbridge man now living in Calgary was con- victed in District Court Fri- day of assaulting a 2Vz year old girl and sentenced to 16 months in jail. In sentencing Elwin Frank Jensen, 44, Chief Judge L. S. Turcotte said the protection of the public should be taken into consideration when pass- ing sentence'. "No class of citizens re- quire protection more than lit- tle children in homes. A year old girl cannot stand up to a 200 pound Judge Turcotte said. "The deterrent effect on others is the most important point in this Judge Tur- cotte said. Children are human beings entitled to their own bodies without interference. "To take a child out of bed at midnight -and abuse her is horrible, he said. When Judge Turcotte was about to leave the courtroom afler senlendng Mr. Jensen, the assaulted girl's mother, Koren Wright, upset at the verdict, screamed an obsceni- ty at the judge and threatened a police officer who testified in the case. She had previously told the court thai she committed the crime and that Mr. Jensen had signed a confession to protect her. Her statement was rejected by Judge Tur- colte. Maximum sentence for assault causing bodily harm is five years. Court was told on the morn- ing of Oct. 26 Mrs. Wright brought her year old daughter, Nicole, to Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. A doctor and nurse at the hospital testified the girl's body was covered with bruises, she had an impres- sion or dent in her skull, she had a bruised right ear, a black eye, a broken tooth and had patches of hair missing from her scalp. City tax appeals begin Monday Some 64 appeals against 1975 city property assessments are expected to be heard in a day sitting of the court of starting Monday in city coun- cil chambers. Among them is an appeal by the Lethbridge Community College against an assessment which would see the college owing a tax bill to the city for 1974 taxes. Treasurer Coyot retiring te carcasses City pound employee Jim Anderson holds a skinned coyote carcass found in a North Lethbridge alley this week. The city pound has. picked up about seven carcasses in alleys in two weeks, says poundkeeper, Glen Anderson. He thinks the animals are shot for the money their hides bring. The Veterinary Services Division, 3115 5th Ave. N., .would gladly incinerate, any carcasses of coyotes brought to them he said. The city is advertising for a new deputy treasurer to replace Warren Johnson who is retiring after 45 years with the city. Applications for the position, which is at a salary range of to an- nually, are being taken until March 5. But the court of revision, a three member private citizen board appointed an- nually by city council, won't likely make a ruling on it, since its decisions are limited to amounts of assessments. The case will likely go to the Alberta Assessment Appeal Board, which has quasi judicial powers A require- ment of the Municipal Taxa- tion Act is that all assessment appeals must first go to the court of revision. Educational institutions are normally exempt from local property taxes, but the city is attempting to claim taxes on the LCC science building since nearly all of it is being rented to provincial government departments and thus is not being used for educational purposes. The college is disputing the claim and points that rental revenue from the building is used for educational purposes. Dr. Gordon Holt estimated there were 50 to 100 bruises on the girl's back. Court was told that in his statement to police Mr. Jensen said he had been drink- ing since about noon Oct. 25 and returned to where he and Mrs. Wright were living together at 821 17th St. S. about midnight. He said he was "inebriated." Shortly after he came home, he quarrelled with Mrs. Wright. She fled the home and after she went out, he locked the door. He then went downstairs to where Nicole was sleeping and turned on the light. "I told her to get upstairs and when she began crying, I hit he said in the statement. Nicole went upstairs but tried to get away from Mr. Jensen. He said he grabbed her by the hair and pulled out a "handful." He said he remembered "flicking the hair off my hand." Nicole then ran to the stairs and fell. Mr. Jensen said he then took Nicole upstairs and put her in his bed. Later, upon entering the room, he kicked the bed and Nicole "flew" out and hit her head against a wall. He also said in the statement: "I had her in the living room and I remember booting her in the backside." But, both Mr. Jensen and Mrs. Wright testified Friday the statement was incorrect. They testified it was Mrs. Wright who had beaten the child and Mr. Jensen took the blame. Mr. Jensen said he did this so Mrs. Wright wouldn't lose Nicole and her other two children, now wards of the' government. In an apparent attempt to take the blame, Mrs. Wright testified she had beaten the girl while under the influence of the drug LSD, but her testimony was rejected by the court. The mother said her daughter looked like a "hideous because of the drug's effect. "This is the first time in my experience of 19 years I do not believe certain witnesses. It is ,a general practice to accept Judge Turcotte said. Rights group eyes school discrimination Certified Dontil Mechenlc CLIFF BLACK, BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. Lower Level PHONE 327-2922 By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer MEDICINE HAT The Alberta Human Rights Com- mission intends to take action that will eventually lead to a definition of student and teacher rights in the classroom, the Southeastern Alberta Teachers convention learned Friday. Dorothy Richardson, com- mission co ordinator of research and education, said when student and teacher rights are defined, the com- mission can press for legisla- tion that will protect their rights. There currently is no Alberta legislation which ARTDIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC IctartNi .S. Phone defines student and teacher rights, she said. "It isn't a pressing she said of student and teacher rights. ;'But that it could be." Students are beginning to challenge what they feel is a violation of their rights in the U.S. and "we'll be feeling the ripples up here pretty she warned. It is not a case of militant students demanding their rights but rather recognition by students that they do have rights as individuals and ex- psct them to be respected. "We can't accomplish the protection of their rights over- but the commission in- tends to explore the matter further, she added in an inter: view following her talk. She intends to meet with students, teachers, ad- ministrators, Alberta Teacher Association officials and the department of education in an OPEN HOUSE Weekdays 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday 2-5 p.m. 2418-17 StiMt South Built by Boychuk. Two bedroom split entry, extra room finished In basement, asking PERKINSON ENTERPRISES 520-6thStr0ttS. Phont 327-7444 SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS INSTALLED Phone 321-2176 attempt to produce a defini- tion of rights. In the meantime, she recommends that school ad- ministrators, teachers and students work jointly to iden- tify the rights of students and teachers in their school. Dr. Richardson told the con- vention that she will be developing long range programs that will assist schools in the education of students on the rights of the individual and the role of the commission in the province. In addition to seeking infor- mation from schools throughout the province and developing resource materials for schools, the new co ordinator of research and education will also work with the business and community sector to educate people about .human rights. Dr. Richardson urged the teachers at the convention to take a closer view of their habits in the classroom. Teachers 'must be' careful "to draw attention to differences" between in- dividuals in such a manner that children understand one is no worse than the other. Ways in which teachers now discriminate include: paying less attention to the fat, clumsy physical education student; suggesting that boys are better at math than girls .and not allowing girls to lift heavy items because they are "weaker." Teachers often discriminate by simply expecting more or less from one student than another, the former teacher stated. Discrimination is not just in the terms of ethnic groups or sex, she emphasized. "My role at'the moment is to get people to just stop and think about the rights of the "she said. Dr. Richardson said the commission is interested in schools and teachers who are willing to help develop ex- perimental programs. Due to the impending mail strike, Music Teachers and Students considering tak- ing Theory and Practical examinations of the Royal Conservatory of Music, are urged to forward to Mrs. M. Geiger, 1265 5 Ave. 'A' S., the completed application forms with cheque made out to the Royal Conservatory of Music not later than March 12, 1975. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 3J7-S59S E. S. f. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRID6E DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOC. 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