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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ENJOY A LAS VEGAS FUNFEST 3 Days 2 Nights Additional Days Available Includes Airfare and Accommodation For Information and Bookings CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 The Lcthbndgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Thursday, May 4, J972 PAGES 13 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BIDG. 740 4lh AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer is criming. Ba ready a pair of Prescription Sunglasses. Break in viscious circle in series Prisoners believe halfway house would help By RUDY HAUGENEDEH Herald Slafr Writer Prisoners at the Lcthbridgc C o r r ectional Institute would like to see a halfway house established in Lclhbriclgc- Bill H u n t, an apprentice p h otographcr with the Uni- v e r s i t y of Lcthbridge media centre re- cently visited the provincial jail and interviewed some inmates. All the prisoners inter- viewed were short-term of- fenders with previous court convictions. "I am an old man and have been here many times. "I will be released again soon and I hope things won't bo the same as they were lie- one older prisoner said. "Some of the staff (Correc- lional Institute employees) laugh at me and say, 'you'll be back in a day or two.' "I laugh with them but it really hurts me. There are some who wish me luck. These are the kind and thoughtful officers. I like and respect them very much." The old man is a middle- aged native who has a rec- ord of alcoholism and, with- out the proper facilities available to him, will prob- ably die prematurely be- cause of his addiction. He is also a walking li- brary of native folklore. It's a shame there's no place for him to go upon his release. The inmate continued: "Once in the city, I'll go to the Lethbridge Friendship Centre where you are wel- comed with a cup of coffee. "I sit there watching tele- vision, thinking of what to do next. "Later in the day I'll go to the Manpower office, but I know in advance that there's no work for me. "They are good people, and would help if they could." "I thsn find myself walk- ing the same old road I tra- the inmate said. "Walking and running into all the people I drank with and got into trouble with be- fore. "Again, it becomes that same old routine, just as though you were caught in a trap. Drinking anything and everything with very little food and sleeping in old cars. "It's very cold and uncom- fortable cold and miser- able because there is no place else to go. "Eventually I'll be picked up again. During those times I feel a deep sense of shame. "Once again I'll keep hop- Ing for my next release, hop- ing it will be different. "I have heard stories about halfway bouses and wonder if somctlu'ng like that will help me. "I am in favor of a half- way house. Maybe then things might he different." Another inmate said: "Put it this way: when some of us leave this place the institu- tion gives us a little money. "It won't buy us a bus ticket or a good meal, so the only thing the money is good for is a few cups of coffee until you get some more (money) from friends. 'Enough to get out of the city, anyways. MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES Or pouring concrete in the absence of snow. The Alberta Motor Association building opposite the Downtown Car Park and adjacent to The Herald is proceeding on sched- ule, reports a spokesman for Boychuk Construction, general contractor. For awhile, if appeared as though things were going to get behind, especially when the basement filled with snow during the storm a month ago. But the sun is shining, at least for awhile, and construction is surging ahead. Wednesday most of the main floor was poured. The building is scheduled for completion Sept. 1. Fifteen men are working on the job and a peak employment of 20 is expected. Faulds Photo LETHBRIOCE-AITA STUDIO ONI FIPTH AVE Open Weekdays 9 to Reaction mixed on Grey Report 1, By JOE MA Herald Slaff Writer Reaction to the federal gov- ernment's policy on foreign ownership was mixed in Leth- Do you have merchandise to consign? WE HAVE A Free Pick-Up Service 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 REFRIGERATION Sales and Service types DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL O DOMESTIC INDUSTRIAL CHARLTON HSLL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 bridge. However, as far as southern Alberta is concerned, "there will be no significant economic development officer Dennis O'Connell said. The Committee for an Inde- pendent Canada is "totally dis- satisfied" with the policy, Rob- ert Tarleck, chairman of the Lethbridge branch of the CIC said. "The CIC had hoped that after more than two years of study, the Liberal government could have come up with stronger legislation than Mr. Tarleck said. Ken Hurlbert, former mayor I of Fort Macleod and the Con- servative candidate for the Lethbridge riding said, "We need foreign investment to de- velop our country, but it could be handled in a better way than having a single country controlling our economy." John Boras, leading Liberal candidate for the Lethbridge riding, said the policy "is the best policy under the circum- stances." ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Sill SI. S. Phono 328-4095 Love Movement meets here The Love Movement group will hold a meeting tonight and Friday at the El Roncho Motor Hotel, for all interested persons, at 8 p.m. The movement was formed to clarify the mystical teachings of .Icsiis ami other spiritual teachers, and has classes offer- ed throughout Canada and the "We are still a developing Mr. Boras said. "We have to be practical. It's easy to say we should go further, but now is not the time to say we don't need this and we don't need that. The real concern is not has happened in the past, but what can be done in the future." Mayor Andy Anderson with- held comment, saying he had not had time to study the re- port. "It will have no effect upon the takeover of smaller Cana- dian companies or even upon the expansion of multi-national corporations already operating in Mr. Tarleck said. United Stales. It was I'ounded Delegation leaves A delegation of two walked out on a stormy Lelhbridge separate school board meeting after denouncing trustees as There's nothing mother will appreciate more than beautiful flowers from Frache'sl MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL Includes: SPRAY MUMS, "7 QC 4 CARNATIONS I .30 10.UU POTTED PLANTS Mum Planls, Roso Bushes. C HlTl Hydrangeas, Iron, O.UU The F.T.D. SWEET SURPRISE 2.50 to 15.00 ARRANGEMENTS from............fi.OO CAU 327-5747 PRAGUE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 6th STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE 1971 hv Francisco Coll, president of the delegation, Americana Leadership Co lege m Iowa, and is sponsored by ,0 mcc, Hie collese. an undisclosed issue said: "We Study groups are offered all communities where inter- a chancc to gct Jn with all "I'd like to sec a halfway house started in Lethbridge for those men who want to go straight when they're re- leased. It takes a certain type of nerve to go for any type of help he said. Often following a release, native ex-inmates go to the department of Indian affairs for help. "I'll sit there for two or three hours it's not easy to go there. Nine out of 10 times they'll turn yon down on the excuse they don't say it openly though be- cause I am a drunk. "But deep down inside they don't know that I've been going to Alcoholics Anony- mous and that I have a de- termination, to keep away from the bottle. "Anyways, after being treated like a child I think to myself, 'maybe I'm noth- ing but a drunk-' and end up by getting picked up for vag- rancy. "Walking the streets and sleeping in old cars does not look good for the city, but if a halfway house is built it. would be good for some of us. "A place where we can go upon release a place where someone underst ands our problems." Between 50 and 65 per cent of the inmates at the Leth- bridge Correctional Institute are of native ancestry. How- ever, not all of them are Blood Indians. At the time of the inter- views (here were 86 inmates, with 43 of them being local natives. The interviews general 1 y followed (be same pattern: chronic alcoholism, petty crime and vagrancy, leading lo short prison terms and no place to go or nothing to do upon release. They should have an op- portunity to help themselves. A halfway house could pro- vide a place where people needing help can find it on their own terms. I L J Separate schools to stay in regional bargaining unit By RUDY HAUGENEDEB Herald Staff Writer Continued participation by the Lethbridge separate school board in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat School Authori- ties Association was assured Wednesday. Trustee Steve Vasclenak op- posed the decision, stating that Trustee Vaselenak resigns o as committee chairman The start of Wednesday's At the onset, there was a separate school board was indication of the personality clashes that were to follow dur- ing the course of the meeting. budget set The Lethbridge separate school board Wednesday ap- proved its record op- erating budget for 1972. However, its approval was not without incident. Trustee Steve Vaselenak ask- ed whether the trustees them- selves had scrutinized their personal expenditure budget. The trustees said they had indeed and pointed out that Mr. Vaselenak had missed two pre- viously held budget meetings and that is why he was not in- formed. mixup as who would speak as chairman of the education com- mittee. Chairman John Boras asked a trustee to speak, evidently not realizing trustee Steve Vaselenak, the education com- mittee chairman, was present. After a brief name calling i session, the board settled to j hear a delegation from St. (Mary's elementary School. Near the conclusion of the meeting, trustee Vaselenak submitted a motion that the board vote on a hastily drawn motion by liimself which stated he wished to resign the post of chairman. Tlie board, after Chairman Boras attempted to delay the resignation until closed meet- ing, voted to accept Mr. Vasc- lenak's resignation. No new chairman was elect- ed. Festival stars tonight The Concert of School and Junior Stars begins tonight at 8 p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. follow-up fo the Kiwanis Music Festival, the concert features the winners and ex- ceptional performances in the younger age group. Friday at R p.m. and also In the Yates is the Stars of the Festival Concert, with winning performances in the senior di- visions. GOOD RATIO There is one teacher for every eight students enroled in the nursing faculty at the Leth- bridge Community College. according to what he read In tiie newspaper, the public school hoard was on the verge of withdrawing from the group. "If the public school board withdraws it is of no advantage for us to continue participa- tion." he said. Board Chairman John Boras said the separate school board is autonomous from the public school board and thereby makes Us own decisions. Pending the public school board's course of action, the separate school board can easily change its decision later. Trustee Paul Matisz said, "If they drop out we may have a look at it again." Mr. Vaselenak suggested It would not be worfhwhile for the separate school board to negotiate on its own within the authorities association. e.sled persons may participate ,his ,ichu aoinq cn.- in continuing weekly programs SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 or understanding and personal unfoldmenl. The Love Movement is no! affiliated with any one organi- zation or religion, but works co-operatively with many in making spiritual truths known. McCready-Baines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Just Call 327-3555 We Deliver! When you'ro confined to bed, or just when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. Wo deliver! "WE ARE OPEN MONDAYS" McCREADY-BAINES PHARMACY LTD. CHARGEX 6H 3rd Ave. 5. Phono 327-3555 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB tower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 HOYT'S HAS THEM! Rose Bushes Gladiolus Bulbs Dahlias Onion Sets Garden Seeds by Steele Briggs and McKenzie CALL GARDENING 327-5767 DOWNTOWN COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY "The Moonglows" SATURDAY "The 4 K's" 8 to 12 p.m. No Cover Chargo m THT 01 n TfunmoN r.r wrr.TrnN itcm'iTAUTY tamily tiestaulant tamy PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS! ;