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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SPECIAL 9 DAY SKI BUS TOURS Departures Jan. 26, fob.- 23, Mar. 16 JACKSON HOLE, ALTA. SNOBICD, PARK CITY Skiing Accomodalion, and Bus Transporlolion ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALI PHONE 358-3201 The LetHbrtdge Herald SECOND SECTION Lclhbridyc, Alberta, Tuesday, October 17, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 740 41h AVE. S. PHOrJE 328-7121 Now Arriving: THE NEW EUROPEAN FALL EYE FASHIONS (or 1973 questioned Russell leading in student poll WATER MAIN EXPANSION DisruplTon of traffic is expected to be minimal during the installation of new water distribution facilities along Mayor Magralh Drive. Kenwood Engineering Construction began last month on a project involving expansion of the 4th Ave. S. pumping station and the river valley treatment plant. Here, Kenwood crews tie lines to the pumping station in with a main line near 4th Ave. and 21st St. S, Cily crews will continue work-ng on a Irunk line down Mayor Magrath Drive to 20ih Ave. About has been budgeted for lhat work. More pick-ups made Feiver charges laid against By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer The Lethbri dge city police have introduced a new policy dealing with drunkards, the majority of them Indians. The new policy, described by a police spokesman as "more Is picking up more drunka rd s but 1 aying fewer charges against them. Picking tip more drunkards is for their own protection and preventing possible offences, whereas laying fewer charges is the realization "most of these people mean no the spokesman said. The new policy can be dem- onstrated -by police figures, which show persons, in- cluding 278 women, were (It tained, sobered up at the police station, given breakfast the next morning and then releas ed, during (he first nine months this year. UP FROM 1971 The number of pick-ups com- pared with including 226 women, during the same period last year. Only 235 of the drunkards, in- cluding S3 women, were charg- ed during the first rdne months this year, compared with including 67 women, charged last year. About 90 per cent of the drunkards picked up are In- iians, and about 60 per cent nf he drunkards charged with creating disturbances and oth- er offences are Indians, the spokesman said. Picking up more drunkards s not only a preventive mea- sure against possible crimes jut it is also for their own pro- tection, he said. He gave an ex- ample in which an Indian died of cold and hunger after getting drunk. He would not have died had he been picked up and spent the night at the police the spokesman said. Laying less 'charges is cause the police realize "it serves no purpose to have some one who got drunk and who meant no harm to spend three months in jail" and unless complaints are received, police will release the drunkards alter they sober up. A substantial amount of com- plaints against drunkards is re- ceived by downtown business- men, especially in the vicinity of 3rd Ave. and 5th St. S. Complaints, mostly against Indians; range from soliciting cigarettes and money from shopkeepers and their custom- ers, urinating at night in pub- lic and sometimes, breaking windows. Shopkeepers said white peo- ple, although less numerous than Indians who get drunk, are more difficult to deal with because, as one shopkeeper put it, "White people feel more su- perior even when they arc drunk." Some shopkeepers say the new police policy is good, but one said, "I hope they will deal more severely with them as a deterrent against repeats." Appeal drive on for week If you were not called on by United Appeal house-to-house canvassers Monday, you may he called on during the week, Community Chest executive di- rector Jim Smith said today. The house-to-house canvass will last for one week this year instead of the one-day blitz last year, he said. About 200 canvassers will cal on households. Mr. Smitl said this year the house-to- house canvass is restricted to relived people, salesmen and others who do not work in of- fices. "If you have not been can- vassed by the end of the week, please contact the Community he said. A student opinion survey has given Andy Russell, the Lelh- bridge Literal candidate, a sur- prising edge in popularity for the Oct. 30 election. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Nixon were shown heading for re-election by a two-to-one margin in the ques- tionnaire given to city adults. During school time on Oct. 5 and 6, 120 Grade 10 students at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute asked people in a variety of places throughout the city to fill in a 13-point questionnaire. Lawrence Turner, a social studies teacher at LCI who co- ordinated the survey, said be- cause of the cross section and the relatively large number of people asked, the poll is valid. SHOCKED Mr. Turner said students were "shocked" at the rudeness of the public and the ignorance displayed about the identity ol public figures. Many adults said their opin- ons were none of the student's business, he said. "And the lack of knowledge was amazing Many didn't know who Lewis or Caouette or Keith Hancocl Do you favor (lie legalization f marijuana? No 689, Yes 301. Do you believe the ia-yuar- Ids are responsible in their rinking? Yes 597, No 414. language be compulsory In our schools? No 607, Yes 368. MOVIES OKAY Would you favor a stricter censor board for movies in Al- Do you intent! to vote in this Mcction? Yes 800, No 168. Who do you believe will win he election for president in he United States? Nixon 720, McGovem 223. Should learning the French were." RESULTS The questions and results follow: Which of the following lead- ers do you believe will be our next prime minister? Pierre Trudeau, 600; Robert Stanfield, 326; David Lewis, 92; and Real Caouette, 27. Which of the following would you like to become your repre- sentative in Ottawa? Andy Hus- scll, 463; Ken Hurlburt, 352; Hal Hoffman, 105; and Keith Hancock, 52. Are you in favor of Quebec separating from the rest o! Canada? No 883, Yes 15G. KEEP ALLOWANCES Arc you in favor of dropping the family allowance? No 815. Yes 178. Plant starts in November Work is progressing towarc: a November opening of the new Aqua Tech Ltd. plant in north- east Lethbriijge. Orders have now been placed for coal which will be process- ed to make activated carbon a pollution control inalerial, a company spokesman said. In itially, the company expects use Uiree million pounds of coa a year. An estimated 16 people be employed in the plant. oining the United States to be- ome one country? No 845, Yw 23. Do you favor daylight saving ime? Yes 730, No 226. Social studies in Grade 10 Is Canadian history so the survey vill be used in studies during ,hc year, said Mr. Turner. There are also about 100 LCI students, of a total enrolment of about 'who are 18 and eligible to vote and will take an extra interest in results of .he survey, he said. Livingstone riles tomorrow Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday fov one of Lethbridge's oldest residents who cMed during the weekend. Mrs. Elsie Agnes Livingstone died Sunday at the ape of 9S at the Green Acres Lodge. Bom in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Livingstone moved to Lcth- bridge near Ihe turn of the cen- tury and lived here since that time. The funeral will Iw held at Southminster United Church, Oklahoma! next play by Churchill Winston Churchill High School drama director LUy Lar- ter has announced the school's choice of the musical comedy, Oklahoma! for its 1973 produc- tion. .Auditions are currently under way to fill a total of 50 to 60 parts. The production is scheduled for March 28 to 31, with Miss Larter as director, Nick Pal- son as producer, and Ken Duval as set designer. Musical accom- paniment will be provided by the Winston Churchill band under the direction of Willie Mathis. The story takes place at the time when Oklahoma has just become a state and concerns the rivalry between the farmers and cowmen. The principal character is Laurey, with Curly as her romantic interest and Aunt Eller as her aunt. Fire victim recalls night of horror A ivife's screams, an inferno, frantic efforts to save children LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 CLIFF BLACK, Certified Denial Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAE MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. lower Level PHONE 327.2822 By IIUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Staff Writer A woman's screams woke Harold Fleming early Sat- urday morning. He identified he terrifying screams with his wife Judy. The normally cool and clear iving room was hot and smoke overnight with friends. By the time he got off the filled. Harold last remember e d watching television .resting on the the screams. Even in his slumbering daze he knew the wooden two-storey structure on a farm near Barons was on fire. Through the thick smoke he made his way to the bedroom in which he believed his wife was sleeping. EMPTY BED After feeling around and find- ing the bed empty he heard his wife's screams from the kitchen and knew she was "on the way out (to He then folded liis hands over the upper part of his body and flung himself through the win- dow. Tn the building's upper storey were four children Iwo of Harold's own and two neighbor children staying (he night. Har- old's other child was staying ground after crashing through the window "the flames could already be seen on the roof. I couldn't believe it." He rushed, towards Ihe barn to t the ladder which normally lay alongside the house but had been moved only days earlier. Harold rescued three of the children tefore he collapsed. A third chiid, one of the over- night guests, Patricia llobbs, died in the inferno. "I don't tliink she had a chance. I don't tliink she even got out of said Harold. Harold had already suffered extensive cuts to his back and minor cuts to his hands before climbing onto a narrow and frosty roof to rescue the chil- ri'fin. During Ihe rescue operation he also burned his eyes. On Monday, the day of The Herald interview, the patch had been removed from his right eye and one still covered liis left. His daughter Sherry, also in St. Michael's General Hospital ill Lethbridge, is recovering from bum blisters and smoke inhalation. Harold says his family is lucky. They had been prepared for just such an event. The children had been told to get to the windows if the hallway got hot or was burning. They did. He said there was no panic among the children because they knew what to do. They waited for Harold to rescue them. From his hospital tad he said: "Planning definitely had something to do with that. "I've always been afraid of fire. I'm sure the escape plan- ning had something to do with it being a lesser tragedy than it he said. Addressing the public, he ad- vised all families to make pre- paration for escape from fire. Plan an easy escape route. McCready-Baines Pharmacy A friend the family can rely on! Prescription? Jib, Call 327-3555 We Deliver! When your confined to bed or just when you don't feel well enough to pick up a prescription call us. We deliver! "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAlNES PHARMACY LTD. 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 and if it is a twB-storey struc- ture have a ladder near by. referably a ladder outside and rope ladder which can be low- red from the inside. His next house will probably iave a fire alarm system, he aid. Had the Flemming home had an alarm system, Harold feels everyone would have gotten out Portable fire extinguishers are also a must in his books now. PUT IT OFF A visitor at the hospital riur- ng the interview said "People put things off and put things SAFETY IIGHTS The proper safety equipment is essential lo safe driving, it is unlawful lo operate a motor vehicle on a highway unless the headlights, tail-lights, brake lighls and signal lights ore working properly. It is also unlawful for a bicycla to be opera led wilhoul a headlight and tail-light at night. Safely laws are em- phasized as part of Ihe Lothbridge cily police safe driving campaign. This is the second of 25 pictures lo be publsh- ed in conjunction with Ihe campaign. oif, never realizing what can lappen until it liits home" such as with a friend or rela- :ive. Harold's farm crops are being harvested by neighbors. At least 21 farmers with com- bines have offered to faring In Ihe remaining 400 acres of crop on his farm for free. "A situation, or type of situ- ation you won't normally find happening in cities all Lhe friends banding together to help said another visitor. Harold's family is currently staying with relatives until he's well enough to build another home. Lethbridge constituency where they are Keith Hancock, Social Cred- it, canvassing in the Cardslon area this evening with Ted Hin- inan, Social Credit for tho area. In Picture Butte nil ri-ay Wednesday, Hal Hoffman, Mew Democrat, In CoaltJale at p.m. today to speak at the Coaldalc Ro- i lary meeting at the Ventura I Hotel. Wednesday morning can-! vassing in the Bnrons. Noble- forti and1 Carmanpay areas, in Calgary with NDP officials in the afternoon and at the CFCX- TV station in Calgary at p.m. Wednesday for a taped in-, tervicw. i j Andy Russell, can- j vassing in from 6 to p.m. tcx'oy. Wednesday j morning in Barons, in Lcth-' bridge in the afternoon and in Calgary Wednesday evening for an interview with CFCN-TV. Ken Hurlburt, Conservative, at a meeting of the Alborla Jr-: rigation Project Association at the civic aciministration ing in Taber al 8 p.m. today. Addressing students at Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute at a.m. Wednesday, in CaJ- gary to be interviewed on CFCX-TV at. p.m. Nothing scheduled for the rest of the day. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Sctiwarlz Bfdg. 222 5lh St. 5. Phone 328-4095 Make Hoyt's Your B BAUER SKATE Headquarters We have the compfefs line for all oges and skiHi TRADES EXCHANGE (New ond Used) PLASTIC HOCKEY STICK BLADES SPECIAL 4 I y CALL SPORTS 327-5767 DOWNTOWN ;