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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ENJOY A LAS FUNFEST 3 Days 2 Nights Additional Day) Available Includes Airfare and Accommodation For In forma I ion and Bookings CONTACT ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALI PHONE 328-3201 The lethkidge Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridgc, Alberta, Tliursday, May 4, ]972 PAGES 13 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPT.'CIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 4lh AVE, S. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Summer is cnming. Be with a pair of Prescription Sunglasses, Break in viscious circle Third in series Prisoners believe halfway house would help them By TIUDY HAUGENEllER Herald Staff Writer Prisoners at the Lcthbridge C o r r ectional Institute would like lo see a halfway house established in Lclhbridge- Bill H u n t, an apprentice) p h olographcr wilh the Uni- v c r s i t y c[ Lcthbridge media centre re- cenlly visited the provincial jail and interviewed some inmates. All the prisoners inter- viewed were shorl-lerm 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 he the same as (hey were be- one older prisoner said. "Some of the staff (Correc- tional 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 arc some who wish me luck. These are Ihe 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 bin1, will prob- ably die prematurely be- cause of his addiction lie is also a walking li- brary of nalive folklore. It's a shame there's no place for him to go upon his release. The inmale 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 lo do next. "Later in the day I'll go Lo the Manpower office, but I know in advance that there's no work for rap. 'They are good people, and would help if they could." "I Ih2n find myself walk- ing the same old road I tra- the inmate said. "Walking and running into all the people I drank wilh 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 he different. "I have heard stories about halfway bouses and wonder if somclliing like that will help me. "I am in favor of a half- way house. Maybe then tilings 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 fiood meal, so the only thing the money is good for is a few cups of coffee unlil you get more (money) from friends. "Enough to get out of the city, anyways. "I'd like lo see a halfway house started in Lelhbridge for those men who want to 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 ot Indian affairs lor help. "I'll sit there for two or three hours it's not easy lo go there. Nine out of 10 limes they'll turn you 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 thai I have a de- termination, to keep from Ihe bottle. "Anyways, after h e i n treated like a child I IliinL 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 understands our problems." Between 50 and 65 per cent of the inmates at the Leth- bridge Correctional Institute are ul jialive ancestry. How- ever, no! all of them are Blood Indians. At Ihe time of the Inter- views Ilicre were 8G inmates, wilh -13 of them being local natives. The interviews generally followed the same paltern: chronic alcoholism, pelt y crime and vagrancy, leading lo shorl prison terms and no place In 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. MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES Or pouring concrele in the absence of snow. The Alberta Molor Association building opposite Ihe Downtown Cor Pork and adjacent }o The Herald is proceeding on sched- ule, reports a spokesman for Boychuk Construction, general contractor. For awhile, it appeared as though things were going to get behind, especially when the basement filled with snow during the storm a month ago. But Ihe 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 Ihe job and a peak employment of 20 is expected, Faulds Photo STUDIO ON F1CTH 1 flRTlSTIC I PICTURE ARTISTS' S f j _ flRT GAILERV i 710 5 AVE UETHBRIDGE-ALTA Open Weekdays 9 lo Reaction mixed on Grey Report JL By JOE Herald 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 COMMERCIAL all types O DOMESTIC INDUSTRIAL LTD. 1262 2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 bridge. However, as tar as than having a single country soulhern Alberta is concerned, "there will he 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 Ihe Lelhbridge 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 of Fort Macleod and the Con- servative candidate for the Lethbridge riding said, "We need foreign investment lo de- velop our country, but it could be handled in a heller iv.iv controlling our economy." John Boras, leading Liberal candidate for the Lelhbridge riding, said the policy "is the best policy under the circum- stances.'1 Love Movement meets here The Love Movement group will hold a meeting lonight and Friday at the El Roncho Motor interested ART DIETRICH Sclv DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Bldg. 222 Sill SI. S. Phone 328-4095 "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 (he lime to say we need this and we don't need that. The real concern is not what has happened in the past, hut what can he done in the future." Mayor Andy Anderson with- held comment, saying he had not had lime 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. Delegation leaves A delegation of two walked oul on a sionny Lelhbridge scparale school bor.rd mceling afler denouncing trustees as Ki-i of lighting -7 l. Thcre's nothing mother will cipprccinlc more than brnuliFul flowers from Frache'sl MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL Includos: SPRAY MUMS, CARNATIONS POTTED PIANTS Muni Plnnls, Rose Duillc: Hydrnncjr-ns, from The F.T.D. SWEET SURPRISE..... 10.00 5.00 15.00 ARRANGEMENTS from............g.QQ CAU 327-57-17 FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 352 6lh STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE Hotel, for all persons, at 8 p.m. The movement was formed lo clarify tlic mystical teachings of Jesus anil other spiritual teachers, and lias classes offer- ed throughout Canada and the Amcrirana Loiulcrship Colepe n in lov.-a, and is sponsored by apl.ml Ihe collese. nil imdisdoswl issue said: "We Slndv Kroiips are olfered in all comnuiiiilics where inter-; es'.cd persons may particijialo! in continuing wopkly programs j lor untlcrslanding and personal unfoldmcnl The Love Movement is nol with any one orpnni- or religion, lint works co-operatively with many in making spiritual truths known. (hi.- a chance lo get a word edgewise wilh all fiiriitinti jraiiig on." Separate schools to stay in regional bargaining unit B> RUDY IIAUGENEDEH Herald Staff Writer Continued participation by the Lethbridge separate school board in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat School Authori- lies Associalion was assured Wednesday. Trustee Sieve Vasclenak op- posed the decision, staling thai Trustee Vaselenak resigns o as committee chairman The start of Wednesday's At the onset, there separate school board was an indication of the personality clashes that were to follow dur- ing the course of Ihe 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 Ihem- selves had scrutinized their personal expenditure budget. The truslees said they had indeed and pointed out that Mr. Vaselenak had missed two pre- viously held budget meelings and that is why he was not in- formed. was a mixup as who would speak as chairman of the education com- mittee. Chairman John Boras asked a trustee lo speak, evidently not realizing trustee Steve Vaselenak, the education com- mittee chairman, was present. After a brief name calling session, the board settled lo j hear a delegation from St. j Mary's elementary School. Near the conclusion of the meeting, trustee Vaselenak submitted a motion that the board vote on a hastily drawn molion by himself which staled he wished to resign the post of chairman. The board, after Chairman Boras attempted to delay the resignation unlil closed meet- ing, voted to accept Mr. Vase.- lenak's resignation. No new chairman was elect- ed. according lo what he read In the newspaper, the public school hoard was on the verge of wilhdrawing from Ihe group. "If the public school board w-ilhdrau's it is of no advantage for us lo continue participa- tion." he said. Board Chairman John Boras said the separate school board is autonomous from the public school board and thereby makes Its own decisions. Pending Ihe public school hoard's c o u r s e of action, Ihe separate school hoard can easily decision later. Truslce Paul Malisz said, "II they drop nut we may have a look at it again." Mr. Vaselenak suggested It would not he worthwhile for the scparale school hoard to negotiate on its own within the authorities association. Festival stars tonight The Concert of School and Junior Stars begins tonighl at (1 p.m. in the Yales Memorial Centre. follow-up io the Kiwanis Music Festival, (he concert features the winners and ex- ceptional performances in the younger age group. Friday al S p.m. and also In Ihe Vales is the Stars of the Festival Concert, wilh winning performances in the senior di- visions. GOOD nATIO There is one leacher for every eight students enroled in the nursing faculty at the Leth- bridge Communily College. j CLIFF BLACK, Cerlified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB tower Level MBDICAl DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 HOYT'S HAS THEM! Rose Bushes Gladiolus Bulbs Dahlias Onion Sets Garden Seeds by Sfeele Briggs and McKenzie CALL GARDENING 327-5767 DOWNTOWN SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 507 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 YORK FURS 604A 3rd Avo. S. Phono 327-3276 McCready-Baines Pharmacy A Friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Just Call 327-3555 We Deliver! When you're 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 Avc. 5. Phono 327-3555 Celebrate Your Special Occasions at Ericksen's! ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY "The Moonglows" SATURDAY "The 4 K's" 8 lo 12 p.m. No Cover Chcuflo PHONE 328-7756 FOR RESERVATIONS! ;