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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta EASTER IN LAS VEGAS Deport Calgary Apill 19 Return April 24 RETURN AIRFARE, ACCOMODATIONS (Union Plena) Transfers, Tips and Craluittei Many exlraj Priced al only return Per person based on double occup. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 318-3201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March 24, 1973 PAGES 13 TO 28 LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. lower level 71 h Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alberta (403) 328-7411 ADDING MACHINES Air clear of smoke at school-except after bridge club meeting By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The air is still clear at the Hamilton Junior High School. Students and staff continue to honor a quit smoking on school grounds pledge made last Tuesday. "Everybody !s honoring the mutually agreed upon con- Kendrick Smith, prin- cipal of the Hamilton school, said Friday. The students have washed all the ashtrays in the teachers lounge and have put them into storage. "The whole thing has turned into a real morale he said. Students are acting as "watch dogs" to make sure the staff aren't sneaking a puff and also to guarantee there aren't any in their midsts think- ing of opting out the agree- ment. Even the custodian and the office secretary are honoring the agreement voluntarily. "I haven't been able to kick the habit confess- ed Mr. Smith. "I guess I am one of the weak ones who still smokes at home." The Ip-tour period of non- smoking spent in school, includ- ing lunch hour, has made hiin. realize that he would feel bet-' ter as a non-smoker. "I'm not puffing and panting he said. During next weeks assembly meeting with the students Mr. Smith intends to throw out an- other challenge. "If they agree to quit smoking completely, I will quit Completely, meaning 24 hours of the day. Dozens and dozens of students have already dropped the smok- ing so next week's pro- posal shouldn't have any trou- ble getting student support. It appears the onus will now fall on a couple of the staff's heav- ier smokers. Some students expressed dis- appointment toward an adult bridge club group that meets in the school three times a week as part of a community use of schools program. When the students arrive the morning following a bridge meeting, the smoke is still hanging in the air. Change to metric coming Think metric. That advice was suggested as the key to change-over in Can- ada from English to metric measurenients during a too- day seminar here on the metric system. Sponsored by the Oldman River Regional Planning Com- mission in conjunction with the Lethbridge Community College and the local construction in- dustry, the seminar and work- shop attracted 1G persons. George Gemer of the ORRPC said the change-over is simply a matter of people adopting the right attitude think metric. Delegates were told that ev- ery major international sports event is measured in the metric system. Most countries in the world are on the metric system and it is just a matter of time be- fore Canada is completely on the metric system. William Helton of the ORRPC said the federal gov- ernment has a large committee working on metrication. The volumes of toothpaste, weights of most breakfast cereals and many other products in Canada now are indicated in metric measure. Soaps and detergents will be next and by 1975 automobile speedometers will be gauged in both miles per hour and kilo- meters per hour, he told the delegates. A spokesman for the provin- cial department of education said that while there is no full- scale program to get schools involved with the metric sys- tem, he sees a five-year transi- tional period. The simplicity of the metric system will result in a saving of manhours in the education system, he said. Over a 12-year period the metric system will mean a say- ing of six months to a year in leaching mathematics, he said. Applicants swamp development fund Grass hockey For these young boys, hockey doesn't stop when the ke melts. They have found that grass hockey, with a minimum amount of a hockey stick, a running shoes anct gloves if, your hands bruise be just as much fun as a regular Indoor game. The arena for this game Is a park on 8lh Ave. N. and 23rd St. Level with police told SMILEY'S PLUMBING GLASS LINED WATER HEATERS S120 INSTALLED Phone 328-2176 PARK'S-NEILSON'S Dry Cleaners Ltd. SUPERIOR DRY CLEANING 311 4th St. S. and 1514A 9th Avc.S. PHONE 327-4141 327-5151 327-7771 hour service Expert tailoring blocking and leather processing pleat drapery processing By WARREN CARAGATA I Hcralfl Staff Writer The public should be told that police have a policy of selective enforcement of the laws, a sem- inar on police-community rela- tions was told Friday. "In order to get public sup- port, the police should level with Dr. Keith Hender- son, a police science professor at Weber State College in Utah, said. One of the reasons police are criticized is because they prac- tise discretion in enforcement of the law, and police have no defensible policy on how dis> cretion should be applied, he said. He cited a study done in Chicago in 1970 which showed that in 500 circumstances where police could have made an ar- rest, only 100 people were taken into custody s Dr. Henderson was not argu- ing Uiat police should make an ivrest for every violation of the law, only that the people who pay for police services shoulc be aware of what they are doing. Police departments shoulc ilso formulate policy to aid the constable on the street in exer- cising his discretion, be said. "The constable on the street, especially a constable with one or two years experience, needs a lot of help in using his dis- Dr. Henderson said. Judges and prosecutors, who are highly educated, have their discretionary powers very lim- Police 'tools' being taken by legisIators-Michelson ited, but the policeman, who has little education, has a great deal of latitude in applying dis- cretion, he said. And to deal effectively with a crisis situation, a police offi- cer must understand human emotions, and control his emo- tions, and the emotions of the person he is dealing with, Dr. Henderson said. The immediate cause of By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer The Alberta Agricultural De- velopment Corporation is being deluged with loan applications which is hampering it from, reaching its prime objective- assisting the small farmer. Alberta Minister of Agricul- ture Hugh Homer told The Her- ald in a telephone interview the people to the field are being deluged with loan applications and that the corporation hasn't got enough money for them all. The corporation works from a million fund and has at its disposal about million each year. The staled goals of the corporation are to assist the small farmer to expand facilities, especially if that farmer can't get funds from other sources. Rudy Susko, regional devel- opment consultant for the cor- poration in Lethbridge, said 68 hans have been approved through the Lelhbridge office. He said 100 loan applications are still pending in Edmonton from the Lethbridge office and another 95 applications are still being worked out at the regional level. Some controversy has cropped up regarding the definition of a farmer since many loan appli- cations to the corporation have come from city residents. Doug Miller, Social Credit MLA for Taber-Warner, report- ed in the legislature last week ment corporation isn't just an- other bank." As a method of relieving the strain on Ihe corporation fund, Dr. Homer has announced an agreement effective April 1 signed between the department of agriculture and the Alberta Treasury Branch and banks calling for guaranteed loans to primary producers, owners of associated businesses such as feedlots or agricultural indus- tries such as canning compan- ;s. Through the agreement, ap plicants may borrow up to COO for the single intention A operating a farm, in Alberta. The maximum term of the loan is 10 years with install- ment payments to be made st least yearly. The loans may be used for purchasing land, maintaining adequate operating capital, con- structing or renovating build- ings, making permanent im- provements, purchasing agri- cultural equipment or purchas- ing livestock. The interest rale will be set at one per cent above the prime lending rate. Foster considers request from LCC for arena funds ART DIETRICH DENTURE ClINIt DENTAl MECHANIC StWarir Bldg J52 Srh St. S. Phone 328-4095 CATERING Are you planning a ban- quet, wedding rccephon or social gathering Let us prepare and serve a delicious meal to your exact specifications. THE LOTUS BANQUET ROOM for up to 125 persons is available al all times. Phone early for reservalionsi JUST CAU 327-0240 OR 327-297 LOTUS Across From The CPK Depot People always blame the po-! lice for being inadequately trained, but "the meagre tools" available to the police to fight crime are being taken away by legislators and the courts, the Lclhbridge police chief said Friday. "I need not tell you of the re- strictions placed on the ques- tioning process today, and wire tapping and electronic surveil- lance are regarded, as far as the police are concerned, as dirty Chief Ralph Mi- chelson told a police commu- nity relations seminar sponsor- ed by the Commu- nity College. He said that common sense dictates the need for electronic surveillance, but a bill before Parliament will deny poliro this tool. "What has Ihe decent citizen to hide? I don't care if they ap my phone." As long as the police are handicapped, "conflict, force, and threats will continue as a more popular expression of po- itical dissent, and crime will continue to Chief Mi- ch elson said. The police will accept the )lame for thair faults, he said, but the police are only one part of the judicial system, and part of Ihe blame for "revolulyjr against the rule of law" should be assessed against other seg- ments of the legal system. If x-ray equipment is taken away from a doctor, people don't Maine the doctor for lack of training, they blame the sys tetn that takes his x-ray equip- ment away, Chief Michelson said. So why should the publi blame the police for their "fail when the courts and leg islators have taken thei "equipment" away, the chic asked. "We'll take the responsibilit for our mistakes, but we're n longer going to take the re- sponsibility for the mistakes of he said. "People always blame the po- lice and say we're not ade- quately Chief Michel- son said, but added that his men can do a better job of deal- ing with juveniles or family dis- putes than sociologisSs or psy- chologists. 'many farmers have been Toivnhouses not fire traps The Lethbridge Fire Depart- ment has not run into the same problem as Edmonton regard- towr.houses as potential iretraps, Chief Wilt Russell jaid Friday. Chief Russell was comment- ng on a statement by Louis Day in which Uie Edmonton Fire Chief said townhouses with >edroom windowsills more than hree feet above the floor could x dangerous firetraps. Chief Day said most town- houses have a single stairway to the second floor which, if blocked by fire, necessitates emergency evacuation through second-storey windows. How- ever, if the v.Tiiidows are more than three feet off the floor they are almost impossible to get out of, the Edmonton chief ex- plained. "We haven't run into this problem of chief Russell said. "The only problem that could be encountered is getting trucks into the townhouse areas the Lethbridge chief said. "The buildings are placed in such a way that trucks could have trouble manoeuvring in the crowded area, Mr. Russell explained. every riot in the U.S. during the 1960s was police action, he said. On August 11, 1965, a highway patrol unit in Los Angeles came into pursuit of a violator, who eventually pulled to a stop in his driveway in the Walts dis- trict. The white police officers got out of Uieir car and went to arrest the man, who was now supported by his brother and mother. A scuffle ensued, and "within five minutes the Watts riot broke Dr. Henderson said. He used this as an example to show that control of emo- tions is a very important element in police community relations. In dealing with a crisis, he urged the police officers and law enforcement students at- tending the seminar to find the cause of Ihe problem. "If you deal just with the symptoms, you will probably be called disqualified because they do not qualify under the provincial fund definition of a farmer." Sir. Susko said nobody is dis- qualified from applying for a loan but all applicants must meet the qualifications set out by the corporation to actually get a loan. He said all applicants must either be getting more than 50 per cent of their net income from the farm or agree that witbint five years of the re- ceipt of the loan, they mil be getting that portion of their net income from, the farm. This rule in fact states that bonafide farmers (more than 50 per cent farm net income) will pay only seven per csnt interest on the loan. Appli- cants which receive a loan while not earning 50 per cenl of their net income from, the farm pay nine per cent interest until the time they achieve the status of bonafide farmer. Dr. Homer said some appli- cations have been turned down because "they are trying to use the corporation to get money to establish hobby farm- ers.-" He said if these applicants who want lo establish small acreages to raise a few cat- tle and horses think it is such a good deal, they should go to Herald Legislature Bureau E D110 N TON Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster said Friday he is prepared to consider granting money to Lctlibridge College if required for the college to participate in facilities being constructed for the 1975 Canada Winter Games. In response to a request for money for the college, Mr. Fos- ter said he had discussions last week with Lethbridge Deputy Mayor Cam Barnes and college board of governors chairman Bob Babki. Mr. Foster said in an inter- view that a Sportsplex being built by the city may have space in it that can be leased to the college for future recre- ational use. Tile minister said "there is no 3oubt in my mind that Leth- bridge Community College needs more recreational space For a college its size, its of recreation area is very low.: He said Mr. Babki lias agreec to negotiate with tlie city to de- termine whether plans for the Sportsplex include satisfactory space for college needs. Mr. Foster said he'd prefer I and the situation could then more serious, he said. Early in the Friday session, Dr. Henderson read out the re- sults of a questionnaire com- pleted Thursday by those at- tending the seminar. The greatest problem faced by the police, identified in the questionnaire, is the lack of support and respect given to them by the public. "If police are estranged from the society, then they must ask why, and analyze their Dr. Henderson said. the regular lending institutions. ''The agricultural develop- CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LABfl MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. 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