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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Octobtr 5, 19.3 Halfway houses urged as prison alternative OTTAWA (CP) A lour- in em her government- appointed study group says high priority should be given I o d e v e I o p in e n t o f community-based residential c o n t r e s --1 h e so-called hallway an alter- native to prisons. In a lengthy report on half- way houses, the group says prisons have failed to provide lung-term safely to the public. Tin- alternative was halfway houses, receiving government support but not necessarily operated by government, to which some persons could be sen! rather than prison and in which penitentiary prisoners could serve a considerable portion ot their sentences. The report, which had both praise and criticism of the 15ti hallway houses it found across Canada dealing with of fenders, was commissioned by the solicitor-general in Called the Task Force' on Residential Ceiures. it was headed by U. Outerbridge of the depart- ment of. criminology of Ot- tawa University. The members were Margaret Benson. Toronto psychologist and crim- ni'ilofjist. .Andre Thif- lault. Montreal psychologist and K. Harrison of the solicito r g e n e r s department. Solicitor-General Warren Allmand said Monday in releasing the report that provincial governments and volunteer agencies will be consulted before any recommendations are made to the federal government. SCRATCHING SURFACE The 81-page report goes into many facets Of halfwav houses while admitting that the researchers were just scratching the surface. But it looks on the centres as an alternative to a correc- tions system which it calls a failure both in terms of public safety and prisoner rehabilitation. Here are some excerpts dealing with prisons of today: "All available evidence in- dicates that, to the degree that prisons are expected to be more than temporary human warehouses, they are a failure. Kxcept in the short term, they simply do not protect the community "The public has given over to the professional corrections expert two responsibilities. The first is to keep the inmate within the walls for the dura- tion of the warrant of commit- tal, a function which he has performed with relative success. The second respon- Drinking buddies Fred Smith and his son, Barrie, quench their respective thirsts at the first annual Grape and Wine Pestival in North Vancouver. sibility has been to create a law-abiding citizen of an offender- a feat the expert is manifestly unable to per- form." RETURN AS THREAT "Unless we choose to return to a system of punishment which will insure permanent removal of an offender from society, we must look for ways which will return him a more socially responsible in- dividual "In general, halfway houses are smaller, more visible to the public, less expensive to operate and they do not re- quire capital construction costs as high as those of prisons. "In addition, if residents are well selected. CRCs i Community Residential Centres can be introduced without substantially increas- ing the risk to the com- munity. The report says "more than per cent of incarcerated ol- lenders are released to the community within two years, and the question remains whether the risk to the com- munity is greater or smaller alter their incarceration than before. "We submit that it is likely to be greater. "In our opinion, therefore, it seems logical that a high priority should be placed on the developments of alter- natives to imprisonment." Unannounced inspection ordered HELENA. Mont. (AP! Montana Lt. Gov. Bill Christiansen has ordered state officials to make an un- announced inspection visit to a river diversion at a northeastern Wyoming coal mining site. Christiansen said he took the action without notifying Wyoming authorities, after receiving reports the diver- sion of the Tongue River will have its greatest adverse effects downstream in VVyom.ng. Christiansen said the diver- sion of '.he Tongue at Acrne. Wyo.. hy the Big Horn Coal Co. has caused sedimentation of the river as it flows north into Montana. Christiansen is acting governor during the absence of Gov. Thomas Judge, who is taking a diplomatic tour to Switzerland. Montana grain flow slowed BILLINGS. Mont. (AP) Burlington Northern officials said the majority of grain cars from Montana headed to coast terminals are being held up. An embargo was declared because too much grain was being received at two Portland terminals and at ter- minals in Seattle. Tacoma. Spokane and Vancouver. Fatal mishap in thick fog EDMONTON (CPi. Vernon David Busshe. 19. of Rochford Bridge, died in hospital here one day after he was injured when his half-ton truck collided with a semi- trailer about one mile east of Mayerthorpe. about 70 miles northwest of here, during a heavy fog. Search on for Michener successor By KEN POLE OTTAWA (CP) Roland Michener will be a tough act to follow as the Governor- General, an appointment that involves, as one observer put it. of the art of say- ing something that pleases everyone and affects no one but which needs to be said well." Gov.-Gen. Michener. whose term as vice-regal head of state already has been extend- ed past the normal five years, is due to retire Nov. 30. Now 73. he first was appointed in April. and his term was extended by a year in April. 1972. Last April, it was lengthened by a further seven months. The search for a successor, the 21st governor-general, has been on for some task that involves the prime minis- ter, cabinet and. ultimately, the Queen. Primarily a pomp-and-cere- mony job. the role demands not only the unerring touch of a seasoned diplomat, but also the ability to be the complete host, an encyclopedic knowledge of Canada and fluent bilingualism. Possible contenders are limited. Kxternal affairs experts on ;i speculative list include Leo Cadieux. ambassador to I-'ranee. Marcel Cadieux, am- bassador to the United States, and George Ignatieff. former ambassador to the United Nations. OTHERS POSSIBLE Other possibles are Lucien Lamoureux. the independent MP for Stormont-Dundas. Speaker of the House of Com- mons for nearly eight years; and Lt.-Gen. Jean-Victor Allard. the now-retired chief of the Canadian Forces staff. "It's possible the successor knows a source close to Mr. Michener said this week. "But it's also possi- ble his term will be extended again." The selection machinery usually winds up with Prime Minister T r u d e a u recommending a candidate to the Queen. "Then the source said, "it's possible Mr. Trudeau could propose two choices to Her Majesty, leav- ing the final selection to her." George Ignatieff. 60. is seen by some observers as having the inside track. A dark horse, he is neither Knglish nor French and some observers say it's time for a change. Of the governors-gen- eral born in Canada, Vincent Massey. 1952-59. was of Knglish extraction: Gen. Georges P. Vanier. 1959-67. French: and Mr. Michener. Knglish. Fluently multilingual, Mr. Ignatieff speaks English. French, Russian. Tall and dis- tinguished looking, he is married with two children and can draw on a wealth of ex- perience that includes diplomatic postings in Britain. Kurope and the United States. SON OF A SHOEMAKER Another favorite is Leo Ca- dieux. 65. ambassador to France since 1970. A native of St. Jerome. Que.. he is a shoe- maker's son who has been a poet, a journalist, a book pub- lisher, a court official and a politician. He is married and has a nine-year-old son. Mr. Cadieux is described as a friendly man who gets on well with just about anybody. Marcel, his 58-year-old counterpart in Washington, is no relation. Marcel Cadieux. born in Montreal, is blunt-spoken, given to quick judgments and unabashedly enthusiastic about his work and life in general. He has been posted in Britain. Kurope and Indo- China. "For me." he said in a 1965 interview, "there has never been any other vocation. I grade my work into three more interesting and very interesting." Mr. Cadieux is married and lias two children, aged 12 and Hi. INDEPENDENT MP Mr. Lamoureux. Commons Speaker since 1966. is largely discounted, mainly on the lack of experience other than in the Mouse, to which he was first elected in 1962. Married with four children, the 53-year-old Ottawa native, however, has been rumored at least to be on the list of candi- dates. Gen. Allard. 59. was born in Ste. Monique de Nicolet. Que. His career included 14 months as commander of the 25th In- fantry Brigade in Korea in the early 1950s and nearly three years as commander of the 4th division of the British Army of the Rhine in Ger- many, an appointment by the Queen. He became chief of oper- ational readiness for the new unified defence staff in 1964 and retired in 1969 to become Quebec's representative in the United States, only to resign a year later to go into private industry. SNOWDON DESIGNS FOR HANDICAPPED LONDON (AP) Lord Snowdon has designed a tele- vision set that can be oper- ated by almost totally paral- ysed persons, using their mouths. Snowdon. husband of Prin- cess Margaret, designed the set for a water-skiing com- panion who recently had an accident that left him par- tially paralysed. "He could not even move his hands." Snowdon told The Daily Mail. "It was appalling and his morale was very low. I just felt I had to do something for him." The set is connected to the patient by a tube with a mi- crophone-like structure on the end. The patient, who is flat on his back in bed and wear- ing earphones, switches the set on or off, increases the volume or changes channels by sucking or blowing on the tube. "It's nothing very revolu- said Snowdown, who has also designed a successful battery-driven wheelchair for invalids. "This principle has been used before and I certainly did not invent it. It is just a gadget to help a friend. I hope the machine will be of use to someone else." I Sears SATURDAY SPECIALS STARTS A.M. Creep N' Sleep 2 for One piece coveral 80% cotton 20% nylon. S-M-L. Pink, blue and yellow. Infant and Children Wear Ladybird Training Panties 2049 for 14x25 Added safety with a great look. White, blue, gold, pink and mauve. Bedding and Linen Men's Polyester and WOOl SlaCkS Qgg Solids and checks, varied sizes from 30-40. Men's Wear Baby Sayelle Reg. 59e Baby yarn. I oz. 3 ply. Machine Washable. 100% orlon. Green, Blue and Pink. Notions and Wool at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Ltd.' Ladybird Vests 3039 for for 100% cotton interlock. Pre-shrunk. 2-3-6-6x. Infant and Childrens Wear 45 Pee. Ironstone Dinnerware 1Q99 Reg. I %fJ Service for 8. Madrid. Limited Quantity. China and Glassware Bath Towels -199 Seconds in weave only. Large assortment. Bedding and Linen Men's GWG Polyester Slacks 999 Grey and Burgundy. Sizes 28 to 38. Leg sizes Men's Wear 5 Pee. Stainless Steel Place Set 1" Consists of I tea spoon, soup spoon, dinner fork dinner knife and salad fork. Designs in Embrace and Intermezzo. Jewellry Dopt. JTORE HOURS: Open daily from a.m. to p.m. Thurs. and Fri. a.m. to p.m. ______Centre Village Mall, Telephone 328-9231 We made it ...our move that is. Who would believe that we could move 275 people and all their office equipment and files from the Terrace Building in Edmonton, to College Plaza in one weekend? But we made it' (Actually, we can't be too smug because there's still a lot of unpacking to do we try to give the best ot SKI.-ice.> If you're going to visit our building for any reason, please use the 83rd Avenue entrance to College Plaza's public parking. Check the main lobby entrance for the department you want. Contracts, drawings, specifications and tender openings are located on the 16th floor. If in doubt about phone numbers, please check with Edmonton Telephones' Information xllbcrra PUBLIC WORKS College Plaza, 8215 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta ;