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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturdoy, May 26, 1973 Clowning backstage Everybody's a that is, in the cast of the musical O What A Lovely War, the final production in the week-long 50th anni- versary celebrations for the Playgoers of Let-abridge. The characters begin the play as pierrots and then change to become characters of World War I. Above, are several pierrettes, clowns, brushing up on last minute actions before going on stage. About 200 persons attended the Friday performance at the Yates Memorial Centre. A final performance of O What A Lovely War will be held tonight at 8 o'clock. lias own storefront lawyers By WAKKEN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Four University of Alberta law students will spend the summer months helping resi- dents of Letbtaidge and Southern Alberta cope with the legal system, and ail for the princely sum of a week. The four students. Dan Sha- piro, Doug Millar. Doug Hud- son, all of the and Peter Keebler, of Taber, have re- ceived more than S5.000 from the Opportunities for Youth program to set up a store- front law office located in the Civic Sports Centre, lith Street and 5th Avenue South. However, they stressed in a Herald interview Thursday they are not fully qualified lawyers and can act for cli- ents only on summary con- viction matters. Under the terms of the OFY grant, they can receive no payments for the work they do. "We are not here to usurp local law Dan Shapiro said. At least one of the students will be in the office from 10 am. to 8 p.m. every day to answer questions from peo- ple with some type of legal problem. DIVORCE ADVICE Such legal problems could range from landlord tenant problems ar.d consumer com- plaints to legal aid applica- tions. "I could even envision someone coirang here to find cut about the various implica- tions of Mr. Sha- piro said. The students will also act for people charged under the Highway Traffic Act, the Li- quor Control Act, and sum- mary conviction areas under the Criminal Code. For more serious offences, they will ad- vise an accused on where he stands before the law and then refer him to a lawyer. But "we hope people will come to us before the day they appear in Doug Hudson said. One of the student counsel- lors will be in provincial court in Lethbridge every morning. The project may be expanded to the Taber and Cardston provincial courts type of service is really necessary for this area. There's nobody to in- form people of their legal rights and people are reti- cent to talk to lawyers. "When you talk to a law- yer, you talk expense." Mr. Shapiro said. Although the existence of the service, which began last week, has not been public- ized, the office has already had referrals from various social agencies. "No one knows we're around and the phone's ringing.'' The response to this point from, social agencies, the legal profession, and the city police has been good, they said. And for those who may be hesitant to have a legal case handled by someone other than a full-fledged lawyer, rest assured. All research and case work done by the legal guidance office is checked nightly by one of eight local lawyers who have volunteer- ed their services to the pro- ject. Although they will discuss a case with anyone, they told The Herald that they are not about to act for a client who could afford to hire a lawyer. To this end, everyone who comes to the office will be asked to provide a state- ment of personal income and liabilities. VALUABLE EXPERIENCE The group also plans to pre- pare a booklet which will be distributed through social ser- vice agencies. It will discuss landlord tenant relations, legal rights, and possibly a section on procedure in pro- vincial court. In addition to providing a community service the four law students hope to gain some awareness of commun- ity problems to "provide ex- perience for our own fu- tures.'' The OFY funds mn out Aug. 31 and the four stu- dents will be returning to law school in Edmonton but they said there is a need on a permanent basis for the type of service they are providing. Last year. Mr. Shapiro said, a similar OFY project in Calgary was taken over at termination by a group of ar- ticling lawyers. Anyone needing free legal advice or information can contact the project at either 328-2735 or 323-3857. Vegetable prices push up food bill Substantial increases in the prices of some vegetables have helped push the grocery bill in Lethbridge up 2.2 per cent in the past month. A survey of 54 selected items in a local supermarket May 23 showed a bill The same items April 18 cost Over a two-month period, the increase is 3.3 per cent. March 14, the 54 items cost ?60.85. Lettuce in the past week has jumped 20 cents a pound to 59 cents. Two months ago, it cost 33 cents a pound. A shortage in California is giv- en as the reason for the high- er price here now. Potato prices have risen even more dramatically. A 20 pound sack which cost 99 cents in March now has a price tag. A month ago, the price was up to The explanation is the 99-cent sack was filled with old po- Exhibition plans park on grounds By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer A gas-light park, scheduled for completion in July, 1974 is the latest addition to Leth- bridge's park area. The park, immediately north of the Whoop-up com- pound at the Exhibition Grounds, will consist of a 10-foot hill over-looking a bandstand, gas lights, flowers, shrubs, trees, and benches. The exhibition grounds has always needed a green, cool area where people can sit down and rest, says the park's manager. Ken Corraini says the Leth- bridge and District Exhibi- tion would "like to turn the exhibition grounds into more of a garden atmosphere than what it is." even though it hasn't sat down any long range plans to do so. He says the park area could end up as a meeting place for visitors to Whoop- up days and because of this the exhibition is considering WINERY OFFICALS SEEK CITY LOCATION The city's economic devel- lopment office Friday con- firmed rumors that "interest- ed parties" are looking ser- iously at establishing a winery in the city. But the economic develop- ment officer, Dennis O'Con- riell would only say discus- sions are of a preliminary na- ture and nothing concrete can be looked for before next spring. He would neither confirm, nor deny that an Alberta company is involved. There are three wine producers in the province Andres Wine (Alberta) Ltd. and Chalet Wines Ltd. in Calgary and Castle Wines Ltd. in Spruce Grove near Edmonton. installing an information booth in the park. The estimated cost of developing the 300 foot by 120 foot park will be shared equally by the exhibition and Canadian Western Natural Gas. Sicks' Lethbridge Brewery Ltd. will contribute to the cost of constructing the band- stand. The bandstand will consist of a four-foot elevated stage which will be covered, but open for viewing 360 de- grees around. It will be used for entertainment during Whoop-up days and available to clubs and organizations on a rental basis during the year. The landscaping now under way at the park consists of a four-foot sou build-up to pre- vent future flooding of the park area. Rainfall run-off in the low-lying area has caused flooding in past years which often spilled over into the city campground to the west of the proposed park. Drainage facilities, water pipes and gas lines are ex- pected to be installed in the park by the end of June, said Mr Corraini. The Exhibition Grounds will eventually have trees on three sides, he said. A three-level grandstand will replace the present grandstand facilities within four years and the south parking lot on the grounds will be leveled and seeded to grass, he added. The exhibition recently completed a tree-planting project along the south end of the grounds. tatos, the bag with new ones. There were 23 price changes over all in the past month, 12 up and 11 down. Comparing May and March, there are 27 changes, 17 up and 8 down: Eggs are a penny a doz- en more expensive now, hut whole frier chickens are down 10 cents a pound at 59 cents. Pork chops have drop- ped 20 cents a pound to while ground beef and chuck steak have risen four cents a pound to 89 and 99 cents. Two months ago, beef liver was 69 cents a pound. Wednesday, it was 85 cents. Celery is 10 cents a pound more now than the 19 cents it was a month ago on special. Tomatces. however, are down 4 cents a pound to 35 cents. In march, tomatoes were 29 cents a pound and celery 25 cents. A four-pound bag of or- anges is 30 cents cheaper now than it was April 19 and a 12-ounce can of frozen orange juice is a nickle less. Bananas, flour and cof- fee are all more expensive now than they were two months ago as are laundry soap, toilet and facial tissues and deodorant. Shriners to invade Lethbridge Lethbridge will be invaded June 8 and 9 by Shrin- ers, here for the first cere- monial to be held in the city for some time. Highlight of the gathering for the public will be a mam- moth parade featuring bands, horse patrols and the well- known Shriners hoopla and color. The parade will wind its way through the downtown area past a reviewing stand at cily hall to the civic cen- tre, beginning at 11 a.m June 9. Ceremonial chairman Cam Barnes said Sliriners will be coming to the event from Bill- ings and Great Falls, Mont, and from throughout Alberta. Every hotel and motel in the city has been booked solid for the ceremonial weekend, Mr. Barnes said. Home burglar alarms Catch a thief or scare him away Distributors of home burg- lar alarm systems have just begun to tap the market and as far as the local Pjoh'ce are, tile time is ripe. Several homes arc now equipped with alarms nhic-h act as deterrents to bu-g- lars, says Detective ser- geant Irvin Leislmer. To date, however, none can be credited with catching or stopping a thief. "They'll hit houses before they hit businesses" and to Det. Leishner, the some 200 house burglaries a year in the city are more serious than business break-ins. you happen to be in your house when a thief breaks in, jou could be seriouslv hurt. "They are bold enough to walk into your bedroom while you're there" to steal a wallet, he said. At least one alarm system manufacturer offers a panic switch, a remote button Discourage burglars many houses have inadequate which can set off an alarm from, any location in the house. It's hooked up to a system which, like most, is supposed to keep the burlgar from get- ting in to begin with. The unit is made by Eico and distributed locally by Canadian Electronics Ltd. through Acme T.V. or Duff Sound Equipment. For about you can buy an Eico alarm for protection against burglaries, holdups or fires. Installation is extra. The system provides a sec- urity control centre, an alarm bell designed to make such a racket the burglar will flee, an entrance key switch to turn the system on when you leave the house, fire sensors which react to turn on the alarm when fire breaks out and the various switches to hook doors and windows into the system. The control centre can be purchased separately for S118 and you can add the various components to it as they are needed. The same distributor and re- tailers offer a simpler system which works on a principle similar '.o radar. It also costs less about The 3M Intruder alarm is a unit containing a transmitter which sends out a signal to cover a 300-square foot area shaped like a tear trop. Any movement within that area is picked up by a reciever in the same unit and sets off the alarm. The alarm can be set. to go off only when certain levels of movement are detected. Two different approaches to detection use two different alarms: the bell or buzzer is meant to scare the burglar away; a flashing light warns the homeowner that some- thing or someone who shouldn't be is in the vicin- ity and the police should be called. Some burlgars in Calgary have caught on to the bells and continue with their break- ins, Det. Leishner said. Canadian Electronics also distributes a self-contained chain-lock alarm which sells for about It's a simple plastic box containing an alarm attached to the door chain which is set off when the door is forcibly opened. The Security Systems branch of Lethbridge Elec- tric offers an alarm which can be installed by the home- owner and costs 599. The Guard Father includes magnetic sensors to com- plete the circuit around dc-ors and windows, a heat secsor to detect fires and the alarm it- self which is of the noise- making variety. With the system hooked up it gives the homeowner 23 sec- onds to get out of the house and close the door, once it's activated, before the alarm goes off. The company says the door can't be picked without setting off the alarm. A more elaborate system offered by Lethbridge Electric is not for sale. The company leases it for S9.75 a month. Every entrance to the house is wired and attached to the main system. When one en- trance is forcibly opened, or if a window is broken, the alarm goes off. The system depends on co- operation of at least one neigh- bor part of it is hooked up to his house. The buzzer part of the alarm fits under the neigh- bor's eve trough. A flashing amber light sits atop the sys- tem lessee's own house and directs police or fire officials to the scene, once the neigh- bor calls the department. Intricate system alarm control centre is wired to all entrances to the houss With or without an alarm system, most residential door locks are easy to pick, a rep- resentative for Chubb Mos- ler and Taylor Safes claims. His firm sells locks ones that aren't so easy to pick or break through, he says. A simple credit card or pen knife is all a thief needs to get into a house. For however, you can at least discourage burg- lars. That will buy a 1-inch dead bolt, which is installed on a door separate from knob. A 1-inch bolt goes far enough into the door jam so the door cannot be pushed in. Most such bolts are inch long, the company spokesman said, and can be pushed through. The price also includes a security trim on the lock which stops a burglar from simply twisting off the lock. Chubb Mosler and Taylor also sells a wide-angle lens peek-a-boo for It is a peep hole which is installed in a door to allow someone in- side to see a large area out- side without opening the door. For sliding glass doors, the company sells a Kathy Bar for between and The bar stops the door from sliding on its rail. Any of the alarm systems can be hooked directly to the police station by Alberta Gov- e r n m e n t Telephones. No homeowners have taken ad- vantage of the service. AGT has a system of its own which, through a cart- ridge tape, calls a series of numbers programmed for em- ergency situations. For an initial installa- tion charge and a month, AGT will provide what it calls the best system available. AGT programs the tapes, which are activated by sen- sors placed throughout the house and dial the police, fire or any number on the tape. A voice on the tape tells what ths problem is. The voice also gives a number to call back to de-activate the tape. A company spokesman said Its most practical application is when a family is on vaca- tion. ;