Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
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The panel, of chairman Mar- tin Hoyt, a lawyer; Jean Block, business woman; Glen Thomp- son, an inmate at the provin- cial goal on day parole; Dan Conference ends with resolutions The Crime, Correction and You conference, sponsored by the John Howard Society of berta, concluded Sunday in Leth bridge with resolutions which it is hoped will eventual- ly reach the governments. On Saturday the conference was split into small groups to propose resolutions regarding the correctional system in Can- ada. Two members from each group sat on a panel Sunday while members of the press fired questions at them. Question How are you go- ing to get the resolutions drawn up at this conference into the legislature and how are you go- ing to act? Answer The problem of having resolutions acted upon can only be solved by major rep- resentation. We will channel the resolutions to the John Howard Society and then to the provin- cial government. Question Do you think you have enough information to make a resolution or a series of resolutions yon can really get through to the government? The government likes suggestions from its own members. Answer we have had thor- ough conversation with knowl- edgeable people to have enough information. Now we need the pressure of public opinion, through service1 clubs. We feel we have many capable people at our conference. Question Has there been any communication within the smaller groups formed? Answer For future conven- tions, groups should be given a specific topic to discuss. One member on the panel felt his group was lacking communica- tion. He said everyone present- ed their own ideas but wouldn't listen to the other persons. Question Attorney Gen- eral Edgar Gerhart said last night Uie federal government would have to create priorities through publh pressure. How do you intend to make public pres- sure? Answer Talk to people in the neighborhood and tell there what the problem is. We have to get the masses involved to COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING. LTD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Mi. 357-5454 create pressure on MLAs, MPs and aldermen so they will inte- grate new legislation. We will get the John Howard Society to ap p r o a c h service clubs and other agencies and try to get them to adopt, as part of their community work, some responsibilities to involve crime and correction. We will also bring pressure on our elect- ed representatives. Question Resolutions will be made and filed at this con- ference. People will meet again next year and again resolutions will be made and filed. What do you think of this? Answer In reality exhaus- tive studies are being made to- wards correction, pur job is to keep up with what's happening. The resolutions made at this conf e r e n c e will be carried through and presented at the Canadian Congress of Crimin- ology and Corrections confer- ence to be held in Ottawa in June, 1971. Police top United drive canvassers The 1970 United Appeal cam- paign was officially completed Oct. 31, with a total of still to go out of an objective of The winning team of Can- vassers was made up of mem- bers of the City Police Associa- tion with 235 poults. They were followed by the Koyal Bank, 205 points; Optimist Club, 150 points; Bank of Nova Scotia, 116 points, Chauu-ed Account- ants, 115 points. A total of 27 teams partici- pated in the business canvass. Campaign chairman Harry Cox said today he is satisfied with the returns to date. We're running about five per cent ahead of the same date last he said, "and although the campaign is offi- cially over, there are still a number of. kits out which we are calling in this week. We are hopeful we will be able to collect the remainder of the goal in the next few weeks, certainly before Christmas." 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Special I PRE-CHRISTMAS SKCIAl Off All Watches DRAFFIN'S DRUG SIORE DOWNTOWN ROD 327-3279 DISPENSARY GEORGE 328-6133 FREE DEIIVERY Mowbray, a student at Mout't Royal Junior College in Calgary and Lethbridge Herald reporter Jim Wilson, centred Questions on penal reform, use and mis use of drugs, and Die Magrath Report on Penal Reform. Mr. Gelbart said drug lavs are the responsibility of the fed- eral government. "There is nothing good ahout uncontrolled uss of he said. He said youth today knows the law and has chosen to if nore it. The courts are handing cut stiffer sentences. "It is the duty of Parliament to set the sentences and the courts to apply the rehabilitative or deterrent." Mr. Gerhart said there is no program of public education in use now to deal with released prisoners in society. "This is the role of voluntary organizations because it is a so- cial problem. The attorney-gen- eral's office should have noth- ing more to do with a prisoner once he is released." Mr. Gerhart said there is no government policy to decide when an ex convict shall be hired by the government. "An ex convict is not the best ma- terial for a civil service job and there are some areas that are closed to former inmates. The attorney general also said money paid to inmates in provincial penal institutions would be increased by 1972 and possibly 1971. Dealing with the Magrath Re- port on Penal Reform Mr. Ger- hart said it pointed to alcohol- ism as a major problem for Canadians. He said the "pseudo crimes" involving liquor offences which result in jail terms adds to Can- ada crime statistics, giving the country a bad record on the world sphere. "We put people in jail for li- quor offences, a move which doesn't solve the problem." As a result of the report, the control of juvenile delinquents has been switched to the de- partment of social development. Improvements in the institutions and methods of handling in- mates has also been happening. A move to add control of adult offenders to the department is also being studied. The law is set up for the fed- eral government to control all parole systems with people serv- ing time in a federal institu- tion and the province to look after people in provincial insti- tutions. Three liiirt in weekend car crashes City police report three people were slightly injured in three separate accidents over the weekend. At p.m. Saturday dam- age amounted to when ears driven by Elva Stewart of Cardston and Joseph Wacbtler of Milk River were involved in an intersection collision on the corner of Mayor Magrath Drive and 18th Ave. Kelly SVewart, 18, of Cardslon received hip and head injuries in the mishap. She vas taken to St. Michael's Hospital. Later Saturday afternoon, vehicles driven fey Mervin Thomson of 921 Mth St. S. and Joseph Schmidt of 316 12th St. N. collided on the corner of Ave. and 12th St. A N. Damage amounted to Mr. Schmidt was slightly in- jured in the accident and taken to St. Michael's Hospital. At p.m. Sunday damage amounted to when cars driven by Myron J. S'iarner of 2214 12th Ave. S. and Niane P. Nason of 823 llth St. N. were involved in a rear end colli- sion on the corner of Mayor Magrath Drive and 4th Ave. A passenger in the Starncr vehicle, Judy Grover of 2218 15th Ave. S., was slightly in- jured. She didn't require hospi- tal treatment. CAPRI rinds their 4myth PETEU LOUGHEBD By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer Provincial Progressive C o n- servative leader Peter Lough- eed Saturday cited the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and lack of small- town industrialization as two ex- amples of the "mytti of per- formance" by.tile Social Credit government. Speaking at a two day Con- rural industrialization conference in Lethbridge, Mr. Lougheed said residents o[ Fort Chipewyan have "about given up" because the B.C. dam has lowered water levels near the town. very environment (hey depended on is drying up in front of their eyes." The licence for approval of the dam "passed across the desk the (provincial) minister of agriculture. There's no way it's (the dam) a federal responsibil- ity." Alberta record on incentives program Alberta has a "pretty poor track record" in taking advan- tage of the federal government's regional development incentives program, says the former Al- berta director for the program. James Duncan, now a Vic- toria based business consul- tant, said Saturday the gov- ernment has lacked initiative in attracting busi n e s s e s to the province. Petrochemical compan i e s have studied Alberta for future locating, but because of lack of government interest, have set- tled in other provinces, "even in Newfoundland." Pre-election tlieme seen in PC regional meetings Provincial Progressive Con- servatives, some 125 strong, spent two days this weekend delving into the problems of bal- ancing industrial development between rural areas and Alber- ta's cities, notably Edmonton and Calgary. Delegates engaged Saturday and Sunday morning in work- ing sessions designed to pro- duce the basis of the party's platform for the next election, expected in late spring, 1971. The conference was the fourth of a proposed set of five meet- ings leading up to the party's annual meeting in January in Calgary. The next meeting will be held in Banff in early December and will be closed to all but party candidates and their campaign and business managers. Party leader Peter Lougheed, who attended the Lethbridge conference, said he expects 55 candidates to be named by De- cember. One delegate got a laugh in return for his remark that if "small towns can exist under Social Credit, nothing can de- stroy them." But aside from needling the government, delegates spent about 10 hours, in discuss i o n groups or in open forums, at- tempting to pro d u c e positive recommendations. Among the suggestions were: Establishment of a depart- ment of pollution control to bring under one domain the work now being handled through various departments. (The title "environmental control" was re- jected because it wasn't deem- ed Plumping up of more inter- national offices for promotion of the province, and more active salesmanship within Canada. Location of government of- fices, education facilities and in- dustries in small centres, rath- er than in the cities, where the rural areas could potentially handle them. Establishment of a fund for easier capital for small and medium-shed industries (which CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. PHONI 327-2822 the Conservatives feel have overlooked while the gov- ernment depended on revenue irom oil and gas Initiation of a provincial re- gion a 1 incentives prog ram which would allow for balanced development. Mr. Lougheed de- nied there was any suggestion that incentives would mean some areas would be by- passed on purpose. Establishment of a fund which would allow Albertans to invest in their own province. Equalization of gas rates and business tax on machinery. Inauguration of research into every area of major concern, with the government making the results freely available to public and private sectors. He said announcement of the incentives set in August, 19G9, had been Held up four months because of the "inflexibility" cf the Alberta government in its negotiations. Mr. Duncan said at least two of three rounds of recent talks on the Agricultural and Rural Development Agsncy (AHDA) have been blackballed by Al- berta. The government wants the "pot of with no federal strings attached. A non affiliated speaker at a two day Progressive Con- servative rural industrialization conference, Mr. Jhmiiu i z there was nothing particularly wrong with the federal act, but "the toughest job is to get peo- ple to take advantage of it." In the Slave Lake special area incentives could be used by new- comers from other provinces, while the Indian and Metis sub- culture remains undisturbed. The most "serious obstacle in the north is not the availability of jobs, but the unprepardeness of many of the people for jobs." He suggested the provincial government might inaugurate a TV service in the area, from which the children would derive other values than that of farm- ing, trapping and fishing. Mr. Lougheed told 125 dele- gates that the provincial gov- ernment should 'allot a budge! for the balanced development of smaller centres. Planning would involve not only industries, but the develop- ment of educational facilities and possibly decentralized gov- ernment offices. He had said earlier lhat smaller centres "know they lave been passed by. Why has r.on metropolitan Alberta not een bolstered by public He said the province "badly needs" an industrial develop- ment fund which would empha- size backing of medium- and small-sized industries. The fund should have not less than million and allow no more than par business. The Conservative leader also said the government should ini- tiate a regional incentives pro- gram, featuring well qualified officers and adequate funding, j He suggested (he re-1 lationship with the federal gov-1 erament was another area of "serious mismanagement. He said there had been an ab- sence of co ordinated rlanoing on the federal government's re- gional incentives program and on the LIFT program for wheat reduction. He said the government's mis- managements had been cover- til up by its skill in. propagan- da and pronouncements. Iiicpiest set .a. Province should lead in irrigation Edmonton MLA Bill Yurto, Progressive Conserv a t i v e spokesman on mines, minerals and pollution, said Saturday the provin e i a 1 government must lake the lead in renovating irri- gation facilities. Mr. Yurko, a delegate to the Conservative conference on ru- ral industrialization in Let h- bridge, said if Edmonton crys- tallized an irrigation program, "there probably wouldn't be any trouble interesting the fed- eral government." He said although the province had alloted Sl.G million to irri- gation rehabilitation in the past two years the government has no definite program on water and has done nothing about re- financing or long term finan- cing for irrigation upgrading. "We can't jeopardize the whole thing by letting the fccil- ilies fall apart." 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