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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Seeks year's extension on. death penalty law Saturday, 31, 1971 THt UTHBRIDGI HRAID Final studies are ordered for channel rail tunnel OTTAWA (CP) W. T. McGrath, executive director of the Canadian Criminology ana Corrections Association, has called for a one-year extension of the five-year suspension o[ most capital punishment. He told u public meeting Thursday that the "death pen- alty belongs in the past" but Canadians are not well enough Local fan. in Paima do Mallarca dldn'l Ilk. It wh.n informed to reach a whether to abolish it. decision and I ing on-duty policemen or and, prison guards. It was approved in free He blamed the involving (he slay- tor lack of information un- called for sludy groups public hearings that would pcr- -lit citizens to express their lews. 'Hie government had commis- sioned two related studies, but the results would not be avail- able before the five-year sus- pension ends Dec. 27 this year. The suspension permits use of tlic death penally only on their soccer learn, U.D. Campos, lost to ihe visitors, Murense, by a score of 2-1. Some of the fans, one of whom brandishes a chal-, chased ih. Murens. player, a "flht with striped jersey, who scored the winning goal. The player, as well as the referee, were- treated for light injuries, In Spain, Ihe mai nothing is winning. Business Spotlight Three-day work week pioneered VANCOUVER (CP) While other companies are watching vote in Parliament for a five- year trial period. Before Dec 27, Parliament must decide whether to continue the suspen sion, outlaw hanging all to- gether or make it apply to other murders. The government has com- muted all death sentences since the suspension went into effect, All party leaders in the fed- eral election campaign have said that they believe there should be another free vote-in which MPs are free to vote as they choose without guidance from their the matter comes before Parlia- ment. Mr. McGrath naid it would be a tragic mistake for the gov- ernment to act hastily. LEWIS IN OPPOSITION LONDON (AP) The British and French governments today ordered final studies on Iho building of a railroad tunnel un- der the English Channel. The studies are to be com- pleted about the middle of next year when the two governments are expected to announce their formal decision to build the his. toric link. A statement from the British department of the environment, which includes the transport ministry, said final decision cm construction of the- tunnel will IB taken when the studies are completed next July. The plans are for a 35-mllo tunnel enclosing two separata tubes for electric trains. The terminals would be at Cherlton near Dover and Sangatle near Calais. At prevailing prices, the tun- nel would cost at least mil- lion, and would be completed by 1980 or 1931. Kraft Foods fined the experiment closely. itliv neiriE aaopicu uj "We know we are leading the Cofumta industries, a Van- way for a lot of other people in I couvcr company is spearhead- B.C., he says a move to the three-day The 82 men involved are di- a uiuvi, the four-day work week is rap- idly being adopted by British Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and New Both I week. A three-day, work 36-hour week now is a permanent fixture in the service and parts depart- ment of Pacific GMC Ltd. and but a handful of those af- orrra Creative Drama Theatre for Children Puppetry Our fourth annual provincial workshop tor teachers, community and recreation leaders and students of 16 or over. Friday, November 3rd, p.m. to Sunday morning, November 5th Lindsey Thurber High School, Red Deer Professor Carl Hare, of the Drama Department, University of Victoria, will be the chief instructor. He is nationally known lor his Company One Theatre for Adults and Children. He will be assisted by instructors chosen from Alberta's universities, high schools and communities, A special feature will be a performance by Alberta Theatre Projects under the direction o! Douglas Riske. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th This workshop attracted over 300 last For further information, contact the year so be sure to set your application Drama Division, Department "Culture, I? right .way. NO apptotioas will be. Youth a.d Recreahon, IMh Floor, day logins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m., with two half-hour breaks for meals. Each team works three con sccutive days, so that the com- a day for six days a i week. The 'teams swap shifts "Wo are getting more pro- fivD weeks ductivity and less faulty work- lfMj Two SHIFTS says company presi- tne old five-day week, dent Neil S. McKechnie It put c any cmpi0yed 45 me- our costs up initially, hut on the i r _ Democrat Leader David Lewis have expressed opposition to the reinstatement of hanging for all capital murders. But Mr. Stanfield has criti the government for com muting all death sentences dur chanics worked the corn- other hand in the over-all pic- facilities tr the max- ture we believe that may not be 3 right away. accepted at the workshop. Liberia CN Tower, Edmonton. Telephone DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND RECREATION apny's imum in two shifts. The 40-hour the case.' wecij prevailed in the non-union An evaluation of the new sys- sn0p tern, which has been in effect mr McKeclinie says the new since July I, will not be com- hours came about largely De- pleted until the spring and Mr. causc Of an increasing volume McKechnie says a number of Or business and the difficulty in having a mechanic linish a on a truck for in- one shift. This meant tying up a repair bill ovo- the next shift. Mr. McKechnie said the al- ternative to changing the work- iing hours would have entailed expanding the physical plant, which with equipment is valued at He said a four-day week was contemplated "but the time- table was just too damn com- i plicated." "The three-day week fitted in perfectly and gave us 20 per cent more capacity. Further- more, all stalls are put to their maximum use." The number of mechanics was increased to 62 from 45, ing the trial period, saying tha Prime Minister Tradeau i flouting the will of Parliament Social Credit Leader Rea Caouette has said that he is i favor of re-establishing capita punishment for muder, but th he believes there should be free vote in Parliament. Prime Minister Trufeau has said there is not enough infor- mation available to label the trial period a success or fail- ure. Mr. McGrath said the public is misled in thinking that mur- ders are on the increase in Canada because of the absence of a "careful and com-1 statistics. He said that of the mur- der cases reported to the police during the years 1966-70 only 176 resulted in a conviction for '167 444 MONTREAL (CP) Kraft oods Ltd. was fined In ourt of Queen's Bench esterday for false advertis- ng in iti "Explore Canada 70" ontest. Mr. Justice Claude Vallerand, vho found the company guilty f the charge Oct. 4, gave Kraft Foods 30 days to pay the fine. "The infraction would have >een more serious if a pur- chase had been necessary tarticipate in the sail he judge, "but you did trea housands of Canadians as .hough they were imbeciles. The contest sponsored by th company offered participant "15 big chances to win" a plan nd of the en- rants had simply wasted a tamp. Prizes and weekly drawings vcre conducted on a regional as is, with threo prizes each g to Quebec and Ontario, ,wo each to British Columbia and the Yukon and one to each of the other provinces, the pros- ecutor said. trip to any Canadian city, free use of a vehicle, spend ing money and a set of lug- gage. Crown prosecutor Louis-Pliil- ippe Landry said no contest had "15 big chances to win" Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAl ON YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION MAICO SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE R1PIEY OPTICAL 618 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-5447 ANNUAL MEETING GIVEN YEARS A Dallas jury assessed Terry E. Cullcy years in prison on his admission of guilt In the murder of Jean Gernn, H prominent North Dallas in- surance executive. Culley will be eligible for parole in 20 years. ____ and the 20 workers in the parts department went on the same There was no change in take-home pay although the work week was four hours. shortened by capital anci non-capital were convicted of manslaughter or lesser offences. Of Ihe remaining cases, 198 did not go to trial and the oth- res were dismissed. "It would appear that the I great majority of crises of so- called murder reported to the police were not murders at all, and to include them in murder statistics only causes con- fusion." He said the "lime Is ripe" for Canada to join the civilized world and "confirm what has become practice." "Canada is almost alone in retaining the death penalty, now that the United States and I England have abolished it. LETHBR1DGE DIVISION of the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY TUESDAY, OCT. 24 6.30 p.m. SCANDINAVIAN HAIL 229 12th St. 'C' N. Dinner will ba served per Featured speaker: DR. G. ALVIN LEPAGE Director Cancer Research Laboratory Public is cordially invited to attend! THROW OUT YOUR FLOOR WAX, SCRUB BRUSH AND PAIL, THIS IS THE FLOOR THAT CARES FOR ITSELF BERGMAN'S FLOOR COVERINGS 2716 12lh Ave. S. Phone FLOOR COVERINGS ITD. 909 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-5454 315 6th Street South Phone COMPANIES LTD. 1602 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-0971 Prime Minister Trudeau ;