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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September Broke culprits may stay free in B.C. courts By KEN ROBERTS Herald Staff Writer The Alberta government is watching the results of new British Columbia legislation preventing automatic jail sentences for those who fail to pay fines levied under British Columbia law. After the new law has been operating for a while, the government will determine if the legislation is needed in Alberta, Attorney-General Merv Leitch said in an interview here. The legislation has considerable merit. Mr. Leitch added. Under the new legislation, which came into effect in June, the B.C. attorney- general's department has instructed police not to serve warrants of committal on those who fail to pay. Before any committal can be ordered, the defendent first must appear in court to answer a certificate of claim. Those who wilfully fail to pay a fine can still go to jail. The amendment does not apply to fines levied under the Criminal Code. In Alberta those who fail to pay a fine levied under Alberta laws automatically go to jail. Questioned about prisoners' rights. Mr. Leitch said he had never heard of an instance where an accused person had been refused the right to call a lawyer. He was commenting on a statement from the chairman of the criminal justice section of the Canadian Bar association that some prisoners are maltreated at police stations. Kenneth S Fawcus. a Vancouver lawyer, suggested in Toronto that lawyers be placed in police stations around the clock todiscourage abuse of prisoners and protect them from self-incrimination. Maltreatment of prisoners "can extract a statement that can prove extremely damaging to an accused person." Mr. Fawcus said. He said British Columbia is experimenting with duty counsel in police stations. Mr. Leitch said legal aid is available at most Alberta police stations There is a poster at the Lethbridge police 'station which gives a number a person can call if a lawyer is needed, he said. There is a procedure under the Police Act for investigating any complaints of maltreatment of prisoners, he said. Regarding the new federal Protection of Privacy Act. which came into effect July 1. Mr. Leitch disagreed with criticism levelled at the act that so many restrictions have been placed on the use of bugging devices that police forces will probably be discouraged from seeking to employ them to solve crimes. He said to get permission to use these devices a person follows the same procedures that are used to get permission for 1.000 other things. Pair charged with having pot A man and a woman have been charged with possession of marijuana for trafficking after about 10 pounds of a sub- stance believed to be mari- juana was seized Tuesday by Lethbridge RCMP. RCMP say a man and a women on a motorcycle were MIKE Extra wear For Every Pair 371 -7th Street South Philips Knife, Scissors, and Tool SHARPENER Keeps your household articles sharp. Regular SPECIAL 9 Call Housewares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN stopped at 24th Street and 2nd Avenue N. about 4 p.m. Wednesday by three unmark- ed and one marked RCMP vehicle. Ten pounds of a substance believed to be mari- juana was seized. The motorcycle and an un- marked RCMP car collied. The man and woman were taken to Lethbridge hospital treated and released. They were released from custody on their promise to appear. Charged were Richard Barry Clark, 24. and Vickie Palmer, 20, both of Lethbridge. No court appearance has been scheduled. Engineer resigns Barry Temple, works engineer in charge of the city public and water works department, has resigned to take a job with the City of Ed- monton. Mr. Temple, 27. has been with the city for three years. His position in Edmonton will be that of director of engineer- ing services. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-6565 E. S. P. FOX, C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. SERVICE LTD. REGULAR EVENING AUCTION At tN Avenue South THURSDAY, SEPT. 5th Twws Cttli Sale starts p.m. No Bnenre mirror Pride; bc-rJ Wt'si- omcfte4" srnsjii old'ah'e chairs good setec 'leifl a'id osr CJ "2 4 Wi wci'vd oil 1 s.'-'s. y V r- "-j r' r r SPECIAL 2-wheel otilitj SALE CONDUCTED SY HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 3ZS-4705 1920 2nd AVE S. J.ETH8RIDGE TED NEWBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 010283-41 Lie. 012116-458 HISTORIC SITE BATTLED V cf I87O Bike bylaw review planned A committee to review the city's bicycle bylaw will be formed this week, Mayor Andy Anderson said Tuesday. It will meet before next Monday's council meeting, the mayor said. The committee will be composed of one alderman. Police Chief Ralph Mickelson and City Solicitor John Hammond. The bylaw review was sparked by complaints about the arterial roads section of the bylaw which prohibits cycling on most of the city's main streets. Enrolment about par As hundreds of students went through the process of registering at the University of Lethbridge today, officials were forecasting an enrol- ment of 1100 full-time students. The university enrolled a similar number of students last year. The student population is expected to remain par with last year despite a drop in the number of first-year students enrolling. Only 539 first-year students registered this year compared to 616 in 1973. A high retention rate of students who attended the university last year has made up for a decrease in the number of first-year students. The university has also registered a total of 724 full- time new students and 174 part-time new students. PENNER'S PLUMBING City Scene College classes open Lethbridge Community College frosh week activities yesterday included the opening of classes and other events. The annual welcome began for first-year students today and will continue through Friday. At tonight a patio corn roast will be held on campus with entertainment provided by "The 12 Street B. Gang." Everything from a popcorn and pillow night to horror and comedy movies are included in freshman activities planned for Thursday. Friday, activities will move to the beer garden at the Exhibition Grounds. Entertainment will begin at 9 p.m. Pool opening delayed A delay in delivery of light fixtures is holding up the opening of the Stan Siwik Pool. "We're not sure just when it's going to Bob Bartlett. community services director said Monday. "It could open within two weeks if the lights are delivered." The S934.000 indoor pool on 15th Avenue N. is otherwise pretty well complete and is to be test filled with water this week. Mr. Bartlett said. 1209 S 327-4121 More Sunday shows set Complaints from show-goers distressed by long waits for Sunday shows at Famous Players theatres in the city have prompted theatre officials to start running two Sunday shows. Manager A. W. Shackleford told The Herald two Sunday shows will speed ticket lineups and "eliminate delays." "We've done it to improve service." he said. Shows will be screened on time, he added, eliminating delays for patrons who. until now have had to wait for the show to start while tickets were sold to latecomers. Award nominations close Nominations will close Oct. 10 for the Jerry Potts award, the executive vice-president of the Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta said Tuesday. Frank Smith told The Herald past winners have been Sick's Lethbridge Brewery, Calgary Herald columnist Ken Liddcli. Sven Ericksen and the Town of Fort Macleod. The award is given for significant contributions to Southern Alberta tourism. It takes the form of a statuette of plainsman Jerry Potts, an original work by Coaldales sculptor Corne Martens. No more anthrax found Dr S E Magwood. director of the Animal Diseases Research Institute of Lethbridge. said Tuesday federal government veterinarians have been working long hours in recent days checking suspected anthrax cattle infections but no new cases have been discovered There have been two outbreaks this summer, one about 70 miles northeast of Brooks and another about 12 miles west of Nanton Dr Magwood said ranchers can br reassured that "after one or two frosts the anthrax season will be over He said that out of 1.000 cattle, a ranrher usually expects lo lose 44 cattle of all ages rarri >ear from various diseases Viewed in this light, anthrax is a minor hazard BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AMD iftSTALLATUNIS By DON BERGMAN tin v p-TH. PHONE 32MI372 2718 Arr South Student housing pinch eases at city college An overwhelming response from city residents has eased the critical housing situation for students of the Lethbridge Community College. Following a report in The Herald Aug. 28 that described the critical student accom- modation shortage in the city, college housing officials received about 140 listings during the next two days. The suites, apartments and rooms with board made available to students during those two days came just in the nick of time for about 150 first year college bound students who began their search for accommodation last weekend. College officials anxiously await the arrival of second year students this week to determine how many will need accommodation. Officials expect most se- cond year students will have made arrangements for ac- commodation before they left the city prior to the summer break. If such arrangements have been made, the co operation received from city residents and apartment owners last week will have pretty well eliminated the housing problem for college students enrolled in the fall semester. College officials will con- tinue to press the provincial government for a student residence on campus to pre- vent a similar student housing shortage in future years. Kimberley schools open; administrators fear mess The schools of Kimberley, B.C. opened Tuesday, but how long they will stay open is a matter for speculation in the face of a strike by non teaching personnel. Donald Hersey, secretary treasurer of the Kimberley School District, said teachers reported for work at all 10 schools and registration was in progress. In a telephone interview from Kimberley, he said he was not aware of any of the 200 pupils refusing to cross the picket lines manned by clerical and maintenance per- sonnel. "That's hard to say. I don't said Mr. Hersey when asked how long the schools could stay open without caretakers. They could get messy quickly, especially the washrooms, he said. Geoff Watson, president of the Kimberley unit of Local 343 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, said health conditions may allow schools to stay open for a week or twc, but it depended on the students. "You know what youngsters are like with something like he said. "They make as much mess as possible Battle site The site of the last Indian battle in the river valley west of the city will receive national recognition Sept. 6. Alberta Lieutenant Governor Ralph Steinhauer, whose ancestors may have fought in the 1870 skirmish, local band chiefs and national poli- ticians will attend the unveiling of a special monument provided by National His- toric Parks and Sites Board at the site shown on the map. Agrologists to host students in farm tour here Thursday The Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists will host 95 University of Alberta agriculture students Thursday and Friday for the group's annual tour of provincial farm industries. Bernie Sonntag of Lethbridge. a member of the institute, said his group will meet the tour at Nanton Thursday and ride with them to the Mclntyre Ranch south of Magrath. The group will go to Ericksen's Family Restaurant Thursday evening for a banquet. Speakers at the banquet will be Terry Church of Southern Breeding Centre Ltd. and Glen Coulter of the Lethbridge Research Station, discussing new beef breeding technology for the commercial cattlemen. Friday, the students will be divided into three groups for a tour of four agricultural businesses and the research station. One group will visit Lethbridge Sick's Brewery and Canbra Foods Ltd.. another group will visit Noble Cultivators Ltd. in Nobleford and Palliser Distillers Ltd. while the third group will go to the research station. The students will leave the city after dinner to travel to Medicine Hat. Horse drags tot; child survives A three-year-old Raymond girl who was dragged for about two blocks Monday by a runaway pony is in satisfac- tory condition today in St. Michael's hospital. Patricia Bridge, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Bridge, of Raymond, was riding with Mrs. Bridge and some other children in a cart pulled by a pony. The cart hit an object in the road, the pony bolted, and Patricia was dragged by the pony for about two blocks. The cart was stopped by a Ray- mond resident who saw the in- cident. according to Lethbridge RCMP. Mrs. Bridge and the other children were thrown clear of the cart but Patricia was somehow hooked to the cart. RCMP say the girl un- derwent an operation Monday for arm and head injuries. RCMP had to rush emergency supplies for the operation to the Raymond hospital. Patricia was transferred to St. Michael's early Tuesday. _ Store goods taken A thief made off with a TV, a portable radio and a quantity of cigarettes from Parkside Grocery. 503 2Blh SI. S.. today after gaining entry through a small rear window at the back of the store The items reported stolen were valued at about 8.385 Robert Anderson, Suite Stafford Place in South Ix-thbndge. reported to Ivelhbndge city police Wednesday that his golf clubs, valued at about were taken from the Henderson Golf Club. Tuesday Three 10-speed bicycles, having a total value of about were reported stolen Wednesdav tapping said slow The Canadian Red Cross Sonely blood donor clinic got oif lr> a slow start Wednesday with onlv 225 residents donating blood The three-day clinic has set UK- quota at 950 pints even though residents arc busy harvesting Donors may attend sessions in 1 of the Civic Sports Centre today from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday from 9 30a.m. !o I! a m and 6 to 9 p m 6th Avenue blocked by workers Two blocks of 6th Avenue S. west of Mayor Magrath Drive will be closed for at least the remainder of the week for reconstruction and repaying. The old pavement is being ripped up and the gravel base strengthened to combat a weak soil condition and high water table, before new pave- ment is laid. It's nearly the last major paving job of the season for the city engineering department, although parts of University Drive and McGill Boulevard in West Lethbridge. some lanes and a few pavement overlays re- main to be done. Cadet corps to accept young women Girls will be accepted in the Army Cadet Corps in l.ethbndgc for the first time this year. They will be given the same training as boys drill, small-arms, map-using, first- aid and fcrwls and lashings. Any boys or girls aged !3 lo 18 interested in joining cadets may br at the Kcnyon Field Armories Thursday at 7-30 p m Here to help Bill Persley, a native of Lethbridge, has been named co-ordinator of Lethbridge Community College's Project "In- a program design- ed to help students "sort- out" their future, become familiar with vocational opportunities, learn to communicate and begin a self-fulfilling future. Mr. Persley, a former high school physical educa- tion and mathematics in- structor, is a graduate of both Lethbridge Com- munity College and the University of Lethbridge. SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING 321-2176 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdmrttlMi Phone 328-4095 2S. Phtme for Appointment Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK BLACK DENTAL LAB PHONE 327-2822 REWARD for information heading to Jhe recovery ol a plate glass mirror 3'x5' with 3" frame antique gold with black etch- ing Contact Innkeeper Holiday Inn Phone 328-1111 saying it with roses on your anniversary. MARQUIS Flower Shop 327-1515 ;