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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THI IETHMIDOI HHAID laturdoy, if You Ask Me.. By HERB JOHNSON TITANY articles have been written on the need for better rehabilitation services for ex-prison inmates. Most of them are well researched and documented. What follows is not intended to fall into that category. It Is not a detailed analysis of the situation, but merely a suggestion for possible improvement of facilities, based on an encounter one afternoon this summer with a man who claimed to have spent 27 of his 39 years in prison. _ Andre Champagne (one of several nances he uses) walked into The Herald office. He wanted to talk with someone, anyone. I listened. I have no reason to doubt his story. Parts of it (maybe all) may have been pure fabrication, but be sounded like he talked from experience when he talked of conditions in the prisons. I'm still not sure what he wanted. His story came out in a mixture of French and English that made communication difficult. What did come through clearly was that Andre was un- happy about conditions in the prisons he'd seen and the provisions that exist for rehabilitation. Not for himself particularly. At 39 he felt he'd learned to take care of himself, and besides, he was pretty much over the hill. What bothered him, and kept cropping up as he rambled on, was the plight of "the the young people whose lives were finished at 17 or 18 because their only real training in jail was in the ways of the criminal. There were youngsters, he said, who had experimented with drugs, mostly just to "get attention" from their elders, and' who wound up on a dead-end street. Once arrested and jailed, most of them had little chance of escaping a life as part of the criminal subculture. They were locked into a pattern that few had the willpower to break. Andre's story came to mind a few weeks later while I was watching a television program about two young couples who had made a break with the city and were trying to establish themselves in the country. It seemed like a satisfying land of existence. Very much in the pioneer tradition that existed here in Alberta not too many years ago. Hard work all day, every day. But with immediate tangible rewards in terms of wood chopped for the winter or vegetables harvested. Plus the knowledge that one is respon- sible for, and has some very real control over one's day-to- day existence. Perhaps young ex-inmates could, in this type of environ- ment, make a break with the relationships that helped get them started on the wrong road. Perhaps an honest day's work that had some meaning in terms, of their own well-being would bolster their self esteem, I believe attempts have been made with programs of this type. I suggest some form of supervised rural work situation be pursued in Alberta as a solution to the problem of re- habilitating young, people just out of jail. Parents are asked to make sure their children put Hal- oweening dress so they can be easily seen by the motoring public to avoid being struck lown. Children, especially the younger ones get excited when hey are out campaigning the neighborhood and are apt to dash across the street without checking for oncoming cars. Gty Prepares For Winter; Summer Projects Finished The city's summer works program is largely completed and the engineering depart- ment now is preparing for winter. In an "end of summer" report, Ted Lawrence, engi- neering director, said the side- walk, curb and gutter work is finished. All planned lane paving has also been done and sufficient petitions received that next year1! commitments are filled. Persons wanting lanes paved will have to wait until 1972. Emergency street repairs have been completed, except for one stretch on 5th Ave. N., which will be deferred until next year. Street lights on the new medi- an strip between the subway and the Centre Village Mall on 13th St. will be installed as soon as the concrete hardens sufficiently. Street sanding apparatus has been installed on two trucks The city plans to have a total of five sanders in operation be- fore whiter arrives. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITEP AGENCIES LTD. ESTAB1ISHED 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 Man Up Fives Times A Hardieville man was sen fenced to four months in jai and prohibited from driving in Canada for three years when he pleaded guilty in magistrate's court to his fifth charge of im paired driving. Court was told that Arthur Martens had four previous con victions on impaired driving He was sentenced to 30 days in jail on his last previous convic tion and three weeks the time before. His licence was sus pended for three years on his last previous conviction. "Anyone with that number o impaired driving convictions has to have drinking prob Magistrate Lloyd Hudson said. "The kindest thing I can dc with you is something tha might help your drinking prob lem." In passing sentence h recommended that Martens time be spent at the Belinon institute for alcoholics in EC monton. TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely tho monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will be pleased to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS "We Have Been Satisfying Customers fcr Over.60 Years" 325 8th St. S., lethbridge Phone 327-3920 re hem will be carrying little orange and black boxes to col- ect money for needy children nder the United Nations Inter- CancerSociety Annual Meet November 2 THAT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT as far as water meters are concerned, says Reg Whitfield, head of the city's water meter repair service. In his hand is a 4Vi pound household meter with a capacity of 20 gallons per minute. The big daddy on the floor is a pound job with a capacity of gallons per minute. Theibig meter is to be installed at the new University of Leth- bridge campus. It is the largest water meter to be in- stalled by the city. Watch For Those Little Tankers Look Out Motorists, It's Halloween! Inspector Max Coupland of the Lethbridge city police said Saturday night is a busy night any week of the year aid Hal- loween the same night makes Second-Rate Attendance For First-Rate Recital U.S. Plan Oil Admissions Said Realistic American universities have far more realistic admissions policies than do their Canadian counterparts says Doug Alston, director of the Lethbridge Com- munity College school of liberal education. "I'm not at all alarmed if our LCC students go to those U.S. universities, particularly since our own universities re- fuse to recognize the benefits of college he said. "There are some excellent it even more dangerous for the children. If children are going to wear black, parents are asked to put some white tape on their cos- tumes so motorists will be able to see them. Motorists are asked to slow down and be on the look out for the children on the streets. By DEAN BLAIR Lethbridge could muster only a meagre 25 persons as an audience to hear -pianist Con- stance Channon Douglass Fri- day night at St. Augustine's Parish Hall, but those in atten- dance were well rewarded with an evening of first rate piano playing interspersed with lively and informative comment. The recital began some 20 minutes late, but considering the exhausting and hectic shed- ule Miss Douglass has main- tained on this tour with two and three performances per day, the delay was forgivable. The hall was perhaps a bit to "live" for comfortable piano playing and the piano, although a good one, was not the nine- foot grand Miss Douglass de- served. individual sections were well- played with the section titled aopin the "high point musical- y. The second portion despite a slip here and there turned out to be very exciting and imaginative in performance. A Scriabin Prelude and the Prelude in G minor by Rach- West Lethbridge Lake Study Starts universities in the States will-1 opened with the tag to take our graduates, to sonata in B flat Major K 570 _n__ ii___j._ 1.0 "KXfmni-i- TVmnnVi TiAr tpohni- allow them to continue their educations and there is a distinct need for this sort of flexibility in admission poli- Several hundred college stu- dents could potentially transfer to American institutions each year from Lethbridge, although so far less than 100 have. However, those who do trans- fer to the U.S. return to south- ern Alberta in the summer and on special trips during the school year, and hardly any of them are unhappy with their decisions. College students throughout Alberta have been trying to persuade either the universities to accept some of their courses for credit toward university de- grees, or the government to force the universities to agree. Mr. Alston has also been try- ing to get the. Alberta colleges commission to approve a col- lege-oriented university trans- fer program which would allow students lacking complate Grade 12 university entrance credits to take whatever high school courses they lacked, plus up to a complete first year of university. This would allow students to transfer directly to their second university year. by Mozart. Though her techni cal mastery was evident from the start, it took the first two movements to make the musi- cal adjustment is the instru- ment and the hall. The final movement, an exuberant rondo, brought the work and the per formance to life. The remaining works of the first half of the program were the Pinto Scenes from Child- hood, Jeux deau by Ravel and Fete Dieux d'Seville by Al- beniz. It was in these works that Miss Douglass showed her real artistic individuality by a style of playing characterized by a joyful liveliness and vital- ity. The artistic highlight of the evening came in her exquisite handling of the Ravel Jeux d'eau. She achieved with great success the delicate balance be- tween the slightly blurred lines required in impressionism am the clarity required for good pianistic souns. Although the twenty short sections of Schumanns Carni- val are usually played without pause, she choose to perform thorn in two parts and preface eacli part with a rather detail ed description. The first part seemed slightly lacking in continuity, yet the A feasibility study for a lake in West Lethbridge is under- way. Ted Lawrence, city engineer- ing director, says preliminary plans are being made up and a meeting will be held soon with HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. FOR YOUR COMPLETE Phone 328-1778 WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitations Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Bride Books Matches Napkins Thank You Cards We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Place Cards with each Orderl FREE PARKINS maninoff were the two encores The Rachmaninoff displayed a strength in the louder dynamics that had not been reached in the rest of the recital. It is obvious from, the quality of this program that Miss Douglass is a through proles sional and an exceptiona Cancer Society Plans Honors Walter E. Huckvale Leth- bridge lawyer, will be honored by the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta .division, at its annual meeting Monday eve- ning in the Scandinavian Hall. Mr. Huckvale will be receiv- ing a national JJfe Membership for his years of untiring effort on behalf of the society at the local, provincial and national levels. He will also be pre- sented with a provincial award. Also to be honored will be linden Kellicut of Granum, who has been responsible for the cancer society campaign for funds in his area for many years. UNICEF Seeks For Children When the witches and goblins national Children's Emergency out on Halloween, many of Fund program. This year's sto- A special guest this year at the annual meeting of the Leth- bridge unit of the Canadian Cancer Society will be Pat Murphy of Calgary, the' Miss Hope winner for 1970. The Miss Hope contests are iart of the educational pro- ;ram of the cancer society, and dans already are under way or the local contest for the new year. The society's annual meeting will be held in the Scandina- vian Hall at p.m. Nov. 2. All persons who have contri- mted to the society'are mem- and are entitled to attend the annual meeting. Tickets are available at the society's of- ices in the Canada Trust Building. The featured speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Allan Pat- erson, the director of ttie Uni- versity of Alberta Cancer He- search Unit, McEachern Lab- oratory. He will show slides of he n e w cancer laboratory be- ing built by the cancer society as part of the Basic Medical Sciences Building at the Uni- versity of Alberta. Dr. Patter- son also will be prepared to an- swer any questions. Other highlights .of the an- nual meeting of the society will K the election of directors for ;he coming term, and the pre- sentation of reports covering society activities during the past year. One will deal with the an- nual campaign for funds, which this year was successful in go- ing over the top in the territory covered by the Lethbridge unit. Over was collected. gan is "Help UNICEF Help." Although there isn't UNICEF committee in Leth- bridge, the Calgary office has contacted all the elementary and junior high schools in the city, asking them to dispense :he boxes to students who wish to take part. The response from the schools has been excellent, ihe Calgary office said. UNICEF was organized in 1946 to' help refugee children in Europe. It became a perman- ent committee of the U n i t e d Nations in 1953 and since that time the shift on aid is deter- mined as conditions warrant in war torn countries and devel- oping nations. Three main projects comprise the bulk of the UNICEF an- nual budget: halloween boxes, Christmas greeting cards and Miles for Millions marches. The 1970 budget of mil- lion is made up of private and government donations as well as the contributions from the national committees. In Can- ada in 1969, a total of mil- lion was turned over to the UNICEF committee. Tms was matched by a million dona- tion from the federal govern- ment. Last year in Alberta, the con- tributions to UNICEF from all sources totalled This was made up of from Halloween boxes, from greeting cards, from Miles for Millions and from private donations. Reception Planned Southern Alberta Inter-Var- sity Christian Fellowship will sponsor a coffee party and re- ception at p.m. .Tuesday in the student lounge of the Gait School of Nursing for Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kirkpatrick, the Inter-Varsity staff couple living in Lethbridge. Scientist Dr. Harold Donald of Michi- gan, a n ativ e of Lethbridge, has been promoted to the rank of associate scientist, the Dow Chemical Co.'s classification for outstanding scientists. STUDY IN HAWAII at MAUNA OLD COLLEGE a small college that cares" on the beautiful Illand of Maul. Residentiol, co-edu- ccitional college of liberal arts. Two-year program fully accredited Associate of Arts degree and transfer. Four- year program offering majors for the Bachelor of Arts, Hu- manities, Social Science, Asian Studies, American Studies, a n d English. Independent study. Freshman Seminar. In- tercultural campus. Activities include year 'round iwlm- ming, surfing, hiking, riding. WRITE Depi. N. MAUNA OLD Pala, waii 96779. Maui, Ha- the parks and recreation de- partment and city planners. Once this preparatory worl has been completed test holes wffl be drilled, likely in Novem ber, to determine the soil struc ture in the area. The proposed site for the Jake is now a slough. The idea of making it into a lake was part of the West Lethbridge devel- opment proposal, which has been accepted in principle by council. Planned as the focal point of a school, recreational and resi- dential complex, the lake was intended to be part of the second phase of development in West Lethbridge. The feasibility study was undertaken at this time in order to integrate planning for it with the first phase of de- velopment. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic National Store Bldg. PH. 327-7244 lelhbridge WANTED SCRAP IRON NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON- Ete. Truck Loads Carloads- Truck Crane Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Street North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap Is Our Business" PETER HEISt FARM AUCTION SALE Vi mile edit of junction of Main St. and Hwy. No. 6, Pincher Creek, then 1 mile wuth, 4 miles 2 milei FOLLOW AUCTION SIGNS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd Sale storts 10 a.m. sharp lunch by Tastee-Freez TRACTOR AND TRUCK Massey-Harris 44 1949 3-ton Dodge, 5-speed Irons., 2-speed axle, good box and hoist, 825x20 tires. SPECIAL 1938 Ford 1% ton, with box SPRING MACHINERY j.D. 12-ft. hoe drill wiln fertilizer wide level, seeder box and fert. attach.; IHC high wheel double disc drill 12-ft.; Oliver one-way with seeder box; l-ocK- ,hutt one-way, 8-ft.; 3 sections flex harrows; 7 sections din- mo.id harrows; J.D. rod weeder, centre drive, 14-ft.; 500 gal., 2 compartment fuel tank; Robin hyd. ram with hoses; rubber tired wagon, Farmcrest. HARVEST MACHINERY Massey Combine 80 Speciol, with Heston straw chop- per and McCoy-Renn pickup and cab; Tilsbury swather 12- ft PTO rubberized canvases; Mossey No. 4 swather, TIU, 12-ft- Weed spray, 200 gal. tank, 30-ft. booms, on 2-wheel rubber tired trailer; 24-ft., 6-in. grain auger with Wiscon- sin gds motor; 16-ft. Mayrath grain auger with Briggs and Stratton motor; Mossey-Ferguson baler; 1. older mowers) 4 bar IHC side del. rake; dump rake. MISCELLANEOUS G.E. electric grinder, 14 h.p.; vises, spirit level, cream cans' trouble lamps, socket sets, ext. cords; ballpeen Ham- mers, 10-ton screw iack; grease guns, hand cream Separator, good assortment hand tools; hay hooks; forks, shovels, gram scoops, water hoses; several gals, weed spray; sets of truck chains; hand grinders, 30-ft. drive belt; VS-ton stock rack push-in type; wheelbarrow, tool cupboard; long rail- road' iron, hammermill; older machinery for weiding iron; electric water heater and oil woter heater; 2 tarps, used car tires, spare wheels; coal range, amount of scrap iron; sheepskin jacket, woter barrels; child's bed; chesterfield suite; 2-3-gol. wooden kegs, table and chairs; 2-qt. wooden ice cream freezer; many more items too numerous to mention. LIVESTOCK 14 head crossbred stock cows; pasture bred wnite- faced bull. Having sold their farm, Mr. and Mrs. Heise have engaged us to sell all items listed here by Public Auction. We are pleased In do this sale. None of the items listed here are new, but look to be in good condition. SALE CONDUCTED BY Don Walper Auctioneering and Sales Management Service AUCTIONEERS DON WALPER ROY FJORDBOTTEN License No. 010295 License No. 010237 Phone 627-3760 Phone 236-2102 PINCHER CREEK GRANUM Christmas Kiddies' Special Every Thursday!