Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Complainers told to read history Second chance for parole violators supported at Senate hearing By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) - An Alberta senator and members of Elizabeth Fry societies in Ontario agreed Thursday that a person who commits a crime while on parole should not be regarded as a failure and should have another chance at parole. Senator Earl Hastings (L-Alberta) complained in the Senate legal committee that those who support parole and the giving of a second chance to parole violators are called 'bleeding hearts" because many don't realize the value of parole. Phylis Haslan, executive director of the Toronto Elizabeth Fry Society, said that those who complain about parole violations should read history. Before there was parole; recidivism-the return of people to prison for commission of a sec- ond crime-was "very high." Now, indications show that a "reasonable proportion" of pa-rolfees do not return. The remarks were among several made in support of parole and the need to convince the public of the value of it during an appearance of the Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Ontario Elizabeth Fry societies before the legal and constitutional affairs committee. The Elizabeth Fry societies, like the John Howard societies, seek to help ex-convicts re-enter society. ASKS ''jARIFICATION The Toronto society said, in a brief that it is essential there be a clarification of the meaning and purpose of parole. Miss Haslan said success or failure, should not be determined solely on the basis of whether a parolee has com- BEEF STEAKETTES LB. 55 0 10 LB. BOX 4 CHICKEN NECKS and BACKS 5,,,k, 49c BULK WIENERS ,69* CHEEZ WHIZ KRAFT ................................. '6 �x. net wt- iar 89* CANNED HAflAS MAPLE LEAF.......................i ib. net wt. tm 1 COFFEE 79* VVI. � fcfc KADANA ............................................ * Ib. net wt. pkg. I 2025 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE "COLLEGE MALL" 324 MAYOR ! 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Sales for the 10-month period were $10,912,000 compared with $8,341,324 in the previous 12 months. stigma that ex-convicts carry, will re-enter society, accept parolees. The program The brief from the Elizabeth It Suggested that an effective would emphasize the positive Fry Societies of Ontario said public, relations program would side of rehabilitation and pa- that all prisoners eventually help prepare a community to role. Western farmers urged to stay ill rapeseed WINNIPEG (CP) - A. M. Runciman, president of United Grain Growers, was told in 1964 on a trade delegation to Japan that the eternal flame in the Emperor's Palace was fuelled with rapeseed oil. He suggested half - seriously that Japan, this country's number one rapeseed customer, might eventually, have to replace the flame's Japanese-grown oil'with the Canadian product, at the rate at which it has been importing from Canada. But Mr. Runciman is dead serious today about Japanese reaction if prairie farmers should cut back on rapeseed acreage sown this year. "To keep the Japanese mar- GM hacks Firenza OSHAWA, Ont. (CP)' - A General Motors of Canada Ltd. official defended his company Thursday against criticism made Wednesday about Firenza automobiles. The company spokesman said: "We have always stood behind the Firenza and we are still standing behind it from a service ana warranty standpoint." The company stopped importing the cars from England last year. Frank Achim, head of the Toronto office of Automobile Pro-t e c t i o n Association, said Wednesday "there is a large number of lemons among the Firenzas." He said Firenza owners charge the cars are "extremely uneconomical and exceptionally unreliable." Some owners, he said, claim they are a safety hazard while others charge that removal of the cars from the market has left owners "victims of exorbitant depreciation." Some of the owners, who formed an association last week in Ottawa, are demanding reimbursement and compensation from the company. The company spokesman said Thursday: "I have never heard of a case where a manufacturer is asked or expected to regulate or somehow control the resale value of his product. This is what they are talking about, They are talking about depr eciation." ket and others like it, we have , to offer a continuous supply of rapeseed. If there are fluctuations and we cannot meet trade commitments, these markets will be difficult to re-establish." Rapeseed.is a traditional oil source in India and Pakistan as well as Japan. MUST KEEP HEADS Mr.'Runciman said farmers are making their plans now for the coming crop year and it is vital they not be lured by high demand and rising prices of wheat to cut back on their rape-seed planting, which was 3.3 million acres in 1972. This point was stressed recently by Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board. While advising greater wheat acreage, he urged this be achieved through planting on land that normally would be left to summer fallow rather than by reducing barley and rapeseed acreage. Rapeseed exports reached almost 43 million bushels in the 1971-72 crop year compared with the previous 10-year average of 15 million. The high level of rapeseed prices should encourage farmers to maintain their acreage, Mr. Runciman said in an interview. Futures prices on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange have ranged from a low of $2.37 a bushel last year to a high this month of $4.38. Rapeseed, not under control of the wheat board, is sold on the open market and is subject to rapid price fluctuations. The oilseed has become known as tlx. "Cinderella Crop" because of its increasing impact on the prairie agricultural economy in the last several years. The 1972 acreage was almost 19 times the acreage sown in 1962, and represented last year about one-sixth of the dollar value of wheat production. The rapeseed kernel produces meal, which is used for animal feeds, and a vegetable oil which can be used in most circumstances as an alternative to corn or soybean oil. Its biggest use is in such products as margarine, salad dressing and cooking oil. It was first grown in the west during the second world war as a lubrication for marine engines because of its resistance to breakdown under high tempera, tures. With expansion of the edible oil market farmers began to sow more of the crop, reaching a high of 5.3 million acres in 1971. Although its price on the Winnipeg Futures Market is affected by fluctuations of soybeans in Chicago, Mr. Runciman said rapeseed tends to be affected more by the price of other vegetable oils. This is because 40 per cent of the weight of the rapeseed kernel represents the amount of oil it will produce compared with 20 per cent by weight of the soybean. 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