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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ID cards not compulsory ...but By BRUCE EASSON CP Staff Writer Not since the Second World War when civilians were re- quired to carry National Reg- istration cards have govern- ment-issued identification cards been compulsory in Canada. But ID cards for specific social security health in- well as credit and membership cards clutter most wallets or purses. Saskatchewan is studying the possibility of giving every resident a number to be used in dealing with the provincial government. This number would appear on driver's medical care card and other docu- ments. a spokes- man for the department em- phasized the idea is only being considered even if im- would not nec- essarily involve an ID card. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press also shows some form of ID cards are available on a voluntary basis in most provinces for two age people and senior citizens. USEFUL IN PUBS With such the depending on may buy li- quor or drink in a pub with no embarrassing travel on public transit at reduced fares or even be admitted half-price to some theatres. British Columbia offers an identity card to anyone 19 or older.'In the gov- ernment has approved a stan- dard format for a proof-of- age card Tor those at least 18 but production and distribu- tion is up to private organizations. In several other provinces- Alberta. On- New Brunswick and li- quor boards offer ID cards to young people who apply for them. Such to cards haven't been wildly pop- ular in the East. Since last May. when the Liquor Control Board of Ontario announced cards for those at least fewer than 200 have been is- sued. In New Brunswick in five years only about 240 have been sent out to applicants. Newfoundland's liquor board reports only a few cards is- sued. THOUSANDS ISSUED In the li- quor board says that since ID cards for young people were started in 1971 more than 700 have been requested and in Saskatchewan liquor au- thorities have filled requests for 6.000 cards. Virtually all public transit systems offer ID cards per- mitting students to travel at reduced fares. Such cards usually are available through schools either free or for a nominal Toronto an es- timated cards are in use. Senior citizens also get re- duced fares in tickets for half the regular they present an ID card stating they have reach- ed 65. The cards may be obtained free from the Metropolitan Toronto social services de- partment and about 134-.000 have been issued. With such proof of ample certain goods and serv- ices may be available at a lower rate. One Toronto trust company eliminates cheque- cashing charges on current accounts of senior citizens. And they are admitted at half price to the Victory Bur- Toronto's oldest estab- lished strip-tease palace. In elderly resi- dents may obtain for a pass for the city's public transit. Winnipeg's transit cards for as well as stu- cost while in Regina a senior citizen's pass good for one year of public trans- portation is But in Mon- there are no reduced transit rates for pensioners. Proof-of-age cards issued by provincial liquor boards usu- ally require from the appli- cant at least one passport- type which appears on the and a birth certificate. Ontario also requires the signature of a guarantor who is a Canadian at least 18 years old and has known the applicant for a minimum one year. In the to cards are issued at government liquor stores for a Sfeent fee. The system is not a member of the Alberta Li- quor Control Board admitted ruefully. do get these little dev- ils who take an older brother's birth certificate down and have their own picture put on the In Quebec stu- dents under 18 must obtain 'cards either from their schools or the Montreal Ur- ban Transportation Commis- sion to take advantage of re- duced transit fares in Mon- treal. Identity cards are not in use in either Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island but in where driver's lice- nces bear the photograph of the they are occasion- ally requested in liquor stores wnere the age ot the purcha- ser is in doubt. Sears Kenmore's best deluxe salon type hair dryers with 1000 watts of power. 5 position remote control panel. Large inside hood fits over jumbo rollers. Folds up neat for storage or carrying. Savings last 3 days. Mist dryer with remote control 93 Remote control dryer Reg. Warm mist moistens and gentle heat dries it into a full-bodied set in just 20 minutes. 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Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee Mtlsfection or money refunded STORE Open Dally a.m. to p.m. Thursday and'Friday a.m. to p.m. Minus its lights The U.S. National Christmas minus its stand on the Elipse in remind- ing those passing by that there is only a little over a month to do their shopping. The Washington Monu- ment is in the background. What goes on behind walls of Alta. A 17-year-old prisoner sat in a chapel at the peniten- tiary here and told a Calgary cosmetics saleswoman he used to look down on people in prison. hear a story on the radio of a man sent to jail by a judge and I'd he's really a bad guy. I'm glad I didn't run into him.' 16 I was already condi- tioned to think that After more than a year as a prisoner his attitude has changed. a man's a thief and he's I won't talk to him But if a man is a thief and a human I'll talk to The program which brought the cosmetics saleswoman and the prisoner together is an effort by members of the Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce to find out for themselves what goes on behind prison walls. TALKED TO PRISONERS Part of that program involv- ed discussions on a person-to- person basis with individual prisoners. learned two things since I came the 17- year-old told the woman. are no 'real relationships inside and I won't be able to mature nor- mally as I grow up. in prison live by a pretty cold code. It's get out of my way because I'm pretty tough. There's no warmth. I also know now that because I was 16 when I came in here and I'll in for 10 at I've got no op- portunity to Last Jaycees had three convicted murderers at- tend a social event in Calgary to discuss capital punishment and penal reform. The Jaycees' visit-to the penitentiary was at the in- vitatio- the prisoners and the iitentiary ad- mmist. The Jaycees indicated following the session they would return to learn more. Combat those Miserablo Fall Colds For relief of coughs and sore throats due to colds 18's 79 0 Decongestant to relieve the misery of colds Coricidin 'D' 1 -49 SHOPPERS DRUG MART 24't ;