Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
f Edmonton judge says Stop Check may be illegal EDMONTON A dis- trict court judge ityc the Alberta government's program of spot checks of vehicles in an effort to track down impaired drivers may be illegal. Judge Sidney V. Legg told 'members of the Edmonton Safety Council be has some concern dbout whether the demands for breath analysis checks that are part of the program are justified under the Criminal Code. the spot checks are made of vehicles by municipal police forces and the RCMP throughout the province. If the police believe' a driver to be they insist he submit to a breath analysis test. If the driver he can be charged with refusal to take a breath analysis test. Judge Legg commended the provincial government's attempt to get drinking drivers off the road and MM. people who became callous to the Criminal Code sections dealing with im- paired driving may take more care because of the check stops program. He am not sure the Stop Check meets the re- quirements of that Judge Legg said the tieti will ultimately be mined by the but he declined further comment. He was referring to Section 236 of the Criminal Code that says a peace officer may de- mand a breath sample when lie reasonable and probable grounds believes a person Is committing or at any time within the preceeding two hours has the offence of driving while Staff Inspector Qlen In charge of the special operations division of the city who is handling the Stop said the provin- cial Highway Traffic Act is as a basis for the as well as the Criminal Code. He said the police have the legal right to ask for a driver's licence and insurance card. if the police see that the driver is there is a reasonable and probable ground to make the demand for a breath sample he said. Judge Legg said the Criminal Code sections deal- ing with the drinking driver are and said the draftsmen of it seem- ed to have Many of the prosecutions under the sections have to be he adding that defence lawyers across Canada have succeeded in getting different interpretations out of the sec- tion. Judge Legg. who helped es- tablish traffic clinics in 1961. said judges passing sentence in traffic cases are governed by the penalties placed in the legislation and legislators mainly seemed to be concern- ed with penalties The letHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI 293 NOVEMBER 1973 10 Cents 24 Pages By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer The University of Lethbridge may be forced to relinquish its role as a degree granting institution if the provincial government does not change estimates for un- iversity the U of L president warned Saturday.' Bill Beckel told the regular meeting of the univer- sity senate the amount of funds earmarked by the ad- vanced education department for the U of L in the 1975-76 academic year will force the administration reconsider role as a degree-granting institution Dr. Beckel and several members of the board of governors are meeting today with Jim advanced DeSalvo killed in jail Mass. Albert who admitted being the Boston Strangler of the was found stabbed to death in his prison cell officials reported. 'Although DeSalvo stated he killed 13 women in the Boston area between 1962 and he later retracted the statement and wis never convicted of any of Ithe 13 deaths The former handyman was serving a life term in prison here for assaults on four other women. A prison spokesman said DeSalvo's body was found about 8 a.m. during a head count. During De Salvo's assault trial in his law- F. Lee attempted to get the statement admitting the killings entered into evi- dence. He was able only to present such testimony from psychiatrists whom DeSalvo had told he was the strangler. De Salvo was convicted of armed robbery and sexual molestation. State authorities have long maintained they did not have evidence to prosecute anyone for the stranglings. education in an attempt to the government it has gone too In the government announced the U of L would receive million in million in and million in 1975-76. Dr. Beckel said Saturday grants covering the three year period do not even keep up with inflation. By he may no longer be able to educate to the BA of He made his remarks as the deans of the faculties of arts and science made presentations to the senators showing what further cutbacks would do to their programs. Dr. Russell retiring said his faculty is still with teaching shortages in several areas. Cutbacks necessitated by tight budgeting will mean ser- vices to the teaching profes- sion and the general public will have to be and professors will have little time to do he said. In Dr. Leskiw students may have difficulty completing the four- year program in four or in the proper sequence. Dr. Beckel said under the proposed the educa- tion faculty will be required to reduce its teaching staff by three professors and the arts and science faculty will have to reduce its teaching staff by six to 10 professors. going to go down the drain on the amount of money the government is giving us in Dr. Jim university said if programs are cut enrolment will fall. Both Dr. and Dr. Owen academic vice said the quality of education at the campus is yet the government con- tinually talks about efficiency. The U of L administration prefers to talk about the effec- tiveness of its Dr. Beckel said. In other the senate appointed C. R. of as the senator representing the Medicine Hat area. Mr. Iverson is the chief of defense research at Canadian Forces Suffield. U of L warns j DENIED it may drop degree program Sr LONDON Charles and Lady Jane Wellesley returned Simday from a fivenflay holiday in Spain. She denied there was any romance between them and so did her the Duke of Wellington. The 25-year-old prince made no comment to reporters. He stepped down from the scheduled air- liner that brought them from stepped into a limousine and was whisked off to Buckingham Palace. Charles was a guest at the duke's home in Spain. is no 22-year-old Lady Jane told reporters at Heathrow airport. is nonsense what has been said in the Nixon's fuel cuts mean gas shortage Second Bennett to lead Socreds VANCOUVER Social Credit picked another Bennett Saturday to lead the party out of -the political wilderness it has occupied in British Columbia since its election defeat last year. After seeing the party which governed B.C. for 21 years reduced to 10 members in the legislature under ex-premier W. A. C. delegates flocked to the banner of his son Bill. William Richards easily eliminated five other challengers at the par- ty's three-day leadership convention during Hie piling up enough to win an overwhelm- ing victory on the first ballot. His brassy campaign was something new to the B.C. political scene. Based on his September byelection win in his father's old riding of Oknnagan South in the the campaign featured a brass Build With Bill .styrofoam straw boaters and thousands of balloons. Mr Bennett's smil- ing face stared down at delegates from every wall and pillar at the promising under Social Credit. The senior Bennett stayed in the shadows at the convention and named no favorites in public. His son made a pre-vote speech to delegates promising a plan for B a lease-to-buy housing program and aid to private schools. Bill Bennett's main challenger .was Bob McClelland. a newspaper 'publisher and member of the legislature for Langley. Mr. Mr Clelland got 269 votes. Story Pate Losers weepers These Ottawa football fans showed their delight at the Ottawa Rough Riders' Grey Cup victory over the Edmonton Eskimos by driving through downtown Toronto streets with this sign on their car. Greek military rulers remove troops ATHENS Greece's new military rulers pulled most tanks and extra troops out of Athens indicating firm control of the and began removing pictures of ousted president George Papadopoulos from public The ousted strongman who as an army colonel engineered the 1967 military takeover was reported under house arrest at his seaside home near Athens. He was deposed Sunday by a group of conservative generals in a bloodless coup. No disturbance was reported anywhere in the activity in Athens to- day was and the traf- fic was heavy as usual. In one of his first official the new Lt.- Gen. Phaedon freed three former politicians who had been put under house ar- rest last week in the wake of the student uprising in which 13 persons were killed. The premier Panayotis Canellopouios and former ministers John Zlghdis and George ex- pressed support for the students demanding the overthrow of Papadopoulos. Despite thin overture to the foes of military the new regime indicated iMs junking Papadoupoulos's promise of a return to limited parliamen- tary government The generals said they could not stand by while the country was being into an electoral and was threatened by chaos and an ap- parent reference to the stu- dent uprising. who commanded the 1st and his associates moved swiftly against those considered loyal to Papadopoulos. in his is described as a a staunch supporter of Greece's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a friend of former King ConstanUne. By STAN BENJAMIN WASHINGTON President Nixon says he is cutting 15 per cent from deliveries of gasoline and home heating oil to stave off severe fuel-shortage damage to the United States economy. The moves will mean homes six degrees cooler than nor- mal this winter and not enough gasoline to go around. To start saving Nixon asked filling stations to stop selling it on and pledged he will order such a ban once Congress gives him the authority. In a radio-television address Nixon said deliveries of airline jet fuel also will be cut 15 per industnes will be denied 10 per cent of their oil wants and commercial buildinr- must do without 25 per ot of their heating oil These and other measures announced Sunday will reduce to sevetKfter. cent an expected 17-per-cent petroleum-shor- Nixon but the remaining shortage will re- quire additional measures to close the energy gap and avoid economic damage. Nixon continued to hold in as a last the possibility of direct consumer gasoline rationing or high fuel taxes. Under existing Nixon announced these due of regulations to take effect next Jan. ordering heating- oil dealers to sell households 15 per cent less heating oil than they got in commer- cial establishments 25 per cent and industries 10 per cent less. This move im- poses consumer but without the complications of issuing fuel coupons. of regulations in December to impose controls on distribution of gasoline to wholesale and retail cutting deliveries 15 per cent below the anticipated demand for the first quarter of 1974. Refineries will be asked to start making such cuts im- mediately on a voluntary The White House said. trolled allocations of jet fuel to air- lines will be cut Dec. limiting international lines to their 1972 fuel consumption and domestic lines to 95 per cent of their 1972 levels. All airlines will be cut 15 per cent below last year's supplies starting Jan. 7. regulations were scheduled for publication to take effect Dec. forbidding coal-burning power plants from switching to oil. Nixon pledged to take the following steps as soon as Congress passes emergency legislation authorizing them ban on gasoline sales from 9 p.m on Saturdays to midnight Sunday nights. Nix- on asked filling stations to adopt such a ban voluntarily in the beginning Dec 1. of country- wide highway speed limits of 50 miles an hour for automobiles and 55 miles an hour for long-distance trucks and buses. on ornamental residential lighting and on non-essential commercial lighting. Reductions of fuel deliveries for general imposing a 20-per- cent cut on fuel for air taxis and industrial 40 per cent on corporate jets and other business flying and a 50- per-cent cut on flying for pleasure or instruction. Nixon warned that ditional actions will be necessary to further offset the anticipated Talks continue toCend deadlock ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli and Egyptian generals conferred on the ceasefire line deep inside Egypt today in efforts to break the deadlock over troop withdrawals along the Suez a United Nations spokesman reported. They agreed to resume talks he but gave no details on the results of the 2Vi-hour meeting The agreement to meet again was interpreted as a sign of progress. Before the at Kilometre 101 about 60 miles east of Israeli officials had said the talks might be suspended if no breakthrough were achieved. A collapse in the ceasefire discussions might mean Israel and Egypt would enter the Geneva peace negotiations scheduled to begin Dec. 18 with their forces poised close to each other in the canal zone. would leave open the risk of armed clashes that could jeopardize the peace talks. The proximity of Israeli and Egyptian troops has led to nearly daily violations of the ceasefire. Seen and heard About town TRAVEL agent Walter Robinson saying taking a trip is like recharging your batteries Catherine Hall saying the burning of gas at an oil well south of Cardston this morning sounded like a train crash. Inside 7 told you not to stay still for too long.' Classified 21-23 Comics............17 Comment......... 4 District............15 19 Local News 14 Markets...........24 Sports..........8-11 Theatres........7 TV 6 Weather......... 3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH TUBS. MILD For Herald readers it's 'Cup of Milk9 time again We're going to get to know each other very well in the next 90 days. It's Cup of Milk time again. Go shrug It off. We won't let you rest. We're going to bug. And we're going to beg. The Lethbridge Herald is doing it for the little children in Bangladesh. We've promis- ed the Unitarian Service Com- mittee our will donate to the cause. The money will buy 1.3 carloads of skim milk powder for the hungry little children in Bangladesh Last year the wonderful pevple of Southern Alberta sent barley to Korean children. It's a beautiful story. We're opening the pages on the 10th chapter. Let's make it a happy en- ding The USC has pledged six. carloads of powdered skim at a cost of to Bangladesh up to June 1979 The pledge comes in answer to a fervent plea. Don't try to understand their hunger. It's too big. We can't comprehend it. If we really it crush us. But we must do something three cents will buy a hungry little child one cub of milk. Is that too much to We don't think so. We know the children here will respond to the hungry children there. One dollar buys 35 cups of milk. That's a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank goodness the USC and Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova have made-this wondenul oppor-' tunily available to us v Ever wonder what you could do about the troubles of this war-torn Here's your chance. Join hands across the south and fill the cup of human kindness It's not a question of no money for a to go no money for the Litest hit for a comic no money for ballet lessons or for a ski trip. For the children in it's a question of something to eat send your large or to The Cup of Milk Fund. Lethbridge Herald Send your name and address. We'll send you a receipt You'll get an official icccipt later from the USC started.