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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta ROOF WRECK A 55-year-old Nanaimb, B.C. motorist escaped with cuts and bruises when his vehicle crashed through r, guardrail and nosed into the roof of a butcher shop 35 feet below. Tow-trucks were unable to move the vehicle driven by Theodore Rodwell and a crdn.e hod to be brought in. Mixing Of SexOffenders With Prisoners Criticized DRUMHELLER (CP) Pe- nal authorities are courting dis- aster by mixing sex offenders with other prisoners, says Chief Justice J. V. H. Milvain of the Alberta Supreme Court's Trial Division. The chief justice made the comment before sentencing Drumheller Penitentiary pris- oners Steven Reape, 19, and Philip Popowich, 21, to 11-year terms for causing the death of a sex offender who shared their cell'block. Eugene Ronald Kolinsky, 29, another prisoner who stood watch while the sex offender was hit on the head and1 set ablaze, received a 10-year term. All three, originally accused of non-capital murder in the death of Larry Emil Janke, 21, had pleaded guilty to reduced charges of manslaugher. A suggestion by Calgary law- yer Harradnece, who repre- sented Reape, that In placing sex .offenders side by side with other prisoners one runs the risk.of such an attack. "I don't need any courses a social science to know tha criminals' known as skinners (prison language for" sex of fenders) are looked down upon by Chief Justive Mil cain said. It is inviting disaster to mix these people with other inmates in places of correction." He said he is one of thosi judges who belive the pena system "must be brought more into line with current thinking and the decency of current so HEAVY RAIN IN ALBERTA Near normal and above normal temperatures are expected to cover the country during May according to the 30-day weather outlook of the. United States weather bureau. Light io moderate pre- cipitation for most of tha country, with Alberta receiving heavy rainfall. However, just as the law re- quired a period of evolution in which to improve, so did the penal system. "We must strive to make them better." Crown Prosecutor Robert Ross said the attack was ai act of vengeance on the par of Reape. The other two ac cused took part merely to help a Mend. He said Janke had made deal with Heape to perform petit point stitching, a form o: embroidery which prisoners sell to visitors to earn extn money, and discovered he hat been cheated. In front of other prisoners, Janke confronted Reape over the matter and Reape backec down. This created hard feel- ings which were magnifies when Reape discovered thai Janfce was a sex offender. On the afternoon of Feb. 1, Reape, Popowich and Kolinsky went to Janke's cell. Kolinsky stood watch outside the cell where Janke was napping, while Reape and Popowich en- tered. Mr. Ross said Reape hit Jan- ke on tile head with a mon handle, fracturing his skull, while Popowich stuffed paper beneath Janke's legs, resulting in serious burns. "Janke was unconscious and burning for 10 minutes before another prisoner noticed smoke the glass widnow of the cell and notified prison offi- cials." Mr. Harradence and defence William Stilwell snd Brian 5'ievenson, said the three accused did not intend the Mating to lead to Janke's death. RESERVES' INCREASE LONDON (AP) Britain's monetary reserves increased by last month, despite heavy repayment of f o r e i g n to reach be treasury announced here. The Letltbridge Herald THIRD SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, May 6, 1970 PAGES 33 TO 40 New Democrats Face Tough Fight In Proposals On Auto Insurance WINNIPEG (CP) S'o far, exists officially only as a til on the order paper of the Man toba legislature: The Autom bile Insurance Act. It means government insui ance in one form or another. To the Manitoba Liberal part it means "doctrinaire soci: ism." To the New Democratic Par government and Premier E Sehreyer, who shunr, labels b will call himself a social dem crat if pressed, it means th toughest fight in their bri term of office. Although the bill has not y been unveiled, it already ha been the centre of the most bi ter partisan debate the provinc has heard inside or outside th legislature in years. Municipal affairs Ministe Howard Pawley, already rally ing supporters against what h tays will be a well-financed a sault by the insurance industry iredicts Manitoba will becom battleground for public aut mobile insurance as neighborin Saskatchewan was for publi medical care insurance. TALK ELECTION In light of the government' >recarious position in the legis ature, there is talk of auto in surance blowing into an electio issue. There are 29 NDP member in the 57-seat house. The Pro jressive Conservatives have 22 "liberals four, Social Credit one and there is one independent. An investigation of the feas >ility and desirability of som orm of government insuranc was a platform .plank of Mi Schreyer's NDP forces whe hey upset the Conservattv government in last June's gen eral election. The premier lost no Urn carrying out his promise, a? whiting Mr. Pawley to head :hree-member committee whic >egan hearings in the fall. Two weeks ago it present: ts report to the legislature, rec ommending a compulsory, gov ernment-run basic plan similar o that brought to Saskatchewa >y the CCF and still in effec under the Liberal governmen 'rivate insurance companie would be allowed to add supple mentary coverage. The bill's contents won't b mown until it comes up for sec >nd reading, possibly today Wednesday. The goyernmen las done nothing to dispel ex jectations that it will follow th ines of the committee report. HOLD MASS PROTEST A mass protest demonstratior was held on the legislature grounds last week at the urging the Insurance Agents' Asso ciation of Manitoba. Premier Sehreyer told th crowd the government was sat sfied a public universal pla ould provide better service 1 o 20 per cent more cheaply. Mr. Pawley called his own yep rally later, ending in the ormation of Citizens for Public iuto Insurance, with a 101 member committee to co-ordi ate efforts to tell the govern tent's side to the public. There are about 11 censed motorists in the prov mce, who now are not reijuirec have insurance but in its ab- ence must pay into a unsat ified judgment fund. In brief, the committee rec mmended a liability limit o: (compared with n Saskatchewan) and colli- on deductibility in the basic ian. The plan would take at east until spring of 1971 to be mplemented. TOULD COST JOBS The insurance agents' asso- ation argues the committee d not prove a government an would be either cheaper or ore efficient and says bs in the insurance business ould be lost. The job figure is disputed by Ir. Pawley, who says perhaps livestock Director Optimistic About Future Cattle Picture Is Brighter OTTAWA (CP) R. K. Ben- nett, director of the federal ag- riculture department's livestock division, is optimistic about long-term prospects for the Ca- nadian cattle industry but feels many consumers do not under- stand that increasing the num- ber of beef cattle is a slow and costly process. It takes three years before in- creases in the number of heifer calves kept for breeding pro- duce an increase in the num- bers of fed beef animals. "If you start with 1969 heifer calves, for example, they are bred in 3970 and drop in the spring of he says. "By fall the young feeder calves go into feedlots and by late 1972 or early 1973 they are at last ready for slaughter." In a review of the beef situa- tion, Mr. Bennett says that at present there are fewer than beef cows in Canada, meaning that there are not enough beef cattle to permit the slaughter of larger numbers without reducing the breeding herd. But he believes the market picture for both feeder cattle and fed beef is getting brighter every day. Per capita beef coo-1 sumption in Canada and the United States now averages 107 pounds annually and is expected to increase another 20 pounds by 1980. SEES CONSUMPTION RISE A 20-pound per capita in- crease in beef consumption would mean that a 36-per-cent increase in beef cows would be needed to meet consumer de- mand in Canada and the U.S. Some authorities have predicted that Canada alone will need a 52-per-cent increase in beef cat- tle numbers by 1980. Mr. Bennett wys several fac- tors'point to an increase in beef consumption. These include a growing consumer preference for beef, a rise in per capita in- come and the possibility that population growth could return to the level of the early 1960s. Mr. Bennett says he is confi- dent about long-term prospects, but warns that the opportunity could be lost if cattlemen aban- don caution and begin a mas- sive breeding herd expansion. "If this were to happen, longer-term production could be excessive, and would eventually drop." 400 agents would be drastically affected and the government would consider appropriate aid, such as is provided those suffer- ing industrial dislocation. As to election possibilities, Premier Sehreyer has gone on record time and again that he intends to serve a full term of office unless he is defeated in the house. With an over-all ma- jority of only one vote, illness or accident could make this hap- pen. The NDP's 29 members in- clude Larry Desjardins, elected in SI Boniface as a Liberal but who later joined the NDP cau- cus as a liberal-democrat. He said at the time he would not endorse NDP policies with which, he did not agree. He has not yet announced a stand on the insurance issue. Scotsman Talks About Selling Farm Implements To Canadians By DAVE HUMPHREYS Herald London Bureau BLAIRGOWRIE, James H. Boswell, the direct descendent of Dr. Johnson's grapher, sipped a Scotch and talked enthusiastically about selling farm implements in Can- ada. The Scotch and BosweU were presented with the compli- ments of the burgh of Blair- gowrie and Rattray, a town of in Perthshire, 20 miles north of Dundee. Even though it was mid-morn- ing drinks were poured all around as a sign of the local lospitality. Mr. Boswell, who is 72, came as the founder of company making specialized .mplements for export as well as ,ocal use. As the. bus pulled up outside ;he old Queen's Hotel in the ligh street, a kilted man with chain of office, emerged to wel- come the visitors representing Commonwealth countries, some 'amiliar to Mr. Boswell. CIVIC WELCOME Apart from the obvious Scot- tish flavor, the civic welcome was typical of a town looking :or growth. The kilted provost, one James Drennan-Smith, de- ivered the usual sales pitch. He handed out brochures full of detail for prospective indus- ry including the times, that there is "no fixed upward limit" on Hie population and an abun- dant supply of pure water. The program went slightly awry as soon as Mr. Boswell got up to speak. It was simply not true, as Mr. Drennan- Smith had said, that there were good t r a n s p o r t a tion links. There was no rail and the truck- ing service left a lot to be desir- ed for a small industrialist like himself. Since he had been shipping turnip harvesters, grain clean- ers, pig weighers and the like for 23 years, you got the im- pression that he knew where- of he spoke. He had retired from farming, having developed a few tools to meet his own needs. He had come to town one day to pay off some bills and, by chance, became interested in an old "Smiddy." He had decided to buy this dilapidated building and start making equipment for commercial sale. The success story isn't such that the world's leaders in farm implements will be losing any sleep. From the outside today "Boswell's of Blairgowrie" look rather like a filling station, ex- tended so that the owner can handle some automobile repair work. But inside a staff of 30 work in shop, foundry and woodwork- ing departments, painstakingly assembling a few pig weighers for Calgary and a coffee bean grader for Kampala. Care is important because quality and specialization are the selling points. Boswell's must be one of the few places where you can order a turnip-topper, cus- tom built. From straight talk about ship- ping, Mr. Boswell turns to the Canadians. They appeal to him because they are straight talk- ing people who knew and appre- ciate value for money, wherever it comes from. VISIT LETHBRIDGE He believed in following up inquiries of which there had been 60 following his exhibition in Toronto. Accordingly, he would visit Ontario towns, Cal- gary, possibly Lethbridge and Vancouver. Then almost as an after- thought, he said he would run down to Los Angeles to see it he could help solve Blairgow- rie's berry-picking problem. Raspberries are a big crop in this part of the world, and part-time pickers are growing scarce. It's a tedious, low-pay- ing and decidedly limited job. A machine, just the answer, would be Boswell's crowning achievement for the region. He would see what was avail- able in the California area. But whatever he found, he thought the locals would have to change their cultivation habits. He thought the only strain of berry susceptible to a mechanical pick- er, once plentiful in Scotland, had died out. You got the clear impression that if a mechanical berry pick- er was in any way in the cards Boswell would find it. He has been designing and making one new machine after another. Leaflets described the "Bos- well Super Major" sugar beet cleaner as "originated and man- ufactured" by the firm. And it was "built on the successful principles of the "Boswell Between three and five years was "a goad run" for a new product, time to think of new advances for new models. And possibly new they too are expanding all the time. From Scotland, to Ireland, Canada, Nigeria, East Africa, Yugoslavia, Malawi, Iraq and Greece. Anyone hoping for insight into his illustrious ancestor was dis- appointed. Apromiseto pro- duce some evidence about the reason for selling the other Bos- well's manuscripts to the Amer- icans sell our Scottish her- itage very was for- gotten during a hurried plant tour and the need to keep a tight schedule. Apart from the slight wheeze 'hich he blamed on too much whisky, BosweU the innovator, local entrepreneur, shows no sign of putting down his tools. No doubt his ancestor would have found James H. a worthy subject for his pen. Jordans __________Semi Annual BROADLOOM SALE Five Distinctive Fashions blended of lasting beauty, carefree durability and downright good value, all bearing the Fashion Leader identify! "Windward" A beautiful Nylon Shag, created for the seek free- dom from decorating inhibitioni and seek to use colour daringly. SEMI-ANNUAL SALE ____..... 11 .99 iq. yd. "Madeira Scroll" Madeira Scroll is o glorious Harmony of colour and design, with a gracefully flowing, delicately sculptured pattern reminiscent of old world serenity. 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