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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Plan Your Hawaiian Vacation Now. Jot Away Tourj C? Air FunSun Advtnturo Tours Pjaaiurama ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILIAGE MALI PHONE 328-3201 The Lethtnrutge Herald SECOND SECTION Alberta, Tuesday, September 5, 1972 PAGES 15 TO 24 NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 10! PROFESSIONAL 740 4th AVE. S. PHONE 318-7121 "Do you a pair of for holiday Police kept busy Both city police and RCMP had a busy Labor Day week- end. City police recorded 22 fen- der benders over the three-day span. None of flie accidents were serious and only a few people suffered superficial in- juries. RCMP say only one accident, a minor three-car fender ben- der, took place, but 144 speed- ers were caught 50 of those in the immediate Lethbridge area. Again, as has been the case since the air patrol was initi- ated recently, most were nab- bed after the police spotter plane eyed the offenders. The aircraft patrolled an ex- tensive area from Claresholm ir. the north to Medicine Hat in the east and south to the U.S. border. City accident tolls at the auto body repair shops should amount to about with HCMP traffic summonses bringing the courts another 000 to No criminal activity was re- corded in Lethbridge. L. M. Plummer, 19, of Los Angeles, Calif, died in a Cal- gary hospital over the weekend as a result of injuries recieved in a two-car accident in Leth- bridge July 21. The accident took place al 6th Ave. and 21st St. S. It is believed an-inquest will be ordered. Existing parole system gets warden's approval Parsons to close hardware stores Parsons Hardware and Ap- pliances Ltd. will be closing its doors permanently at both stores within the next month. The business has operated in Lethbridge for 16 years under the partnership of Bob Parsons and Fred Harrison. The decision to close stores No briefs from Lethbridgre c5 on occupational reforms There are no Lethbridge briefs slated for public hear- ings In September info reforms to Alberta regulations govern- ing professions and occupations. Public hearings would have been scheduled in Lethbridge if there had been representations from here, but there wasn't said Dick Gruenwald (SC Leth- bridge a member of a legislative committee conduct- Ing the hearings. About 60 briefs from groups and a few individuals are scheduled for discussion at hearings Sept. 11 at Calgary and Sept. 25 to 29 at Edmonton. At issue is whether there should be more authority given by the provincial government to groups such as the Alberta Teachers Association, the Law Society of Alberta and others to govern their own affairs. "About 90 per cent of the CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLDC. Lower Level PHONE 327-2822 LEROY'S PLUMBING S GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 briefs are from head said Mr. Gruenwald. "Edmon- ton is the spot. Even Calgary only got one day for hearings." The committee is to rec- ommend changes to regulations governing occupational groups to the spring 1973 session of the legislature. In Holiday Village and College Mall wasn't made lightly, Mr. Parsons said. His interest in an electrical contracting business has been requiring his full at- tention and will continue to do so. Mr. Harrison said his part in the close-out decision was in- fluenced by the number of hours and investment he has put into the business. When the city bylaw allowed stores to remain open Wednes- day afternoons and Thurs- day and Friday nights, Mr. Harrison started to question, the number of hours he was neded at the stores. "Several people wanted to buy the Mr. Har- rison said, but too much com' petition in the city turned them away. Stock at both stores will bo sold out during the next month, 50 PINTS Lou Fekete, left, of 2715 6th Ave. A S., and Leroy Erlckson of Taber were honored recenlly by the Red Cross after making their iOth donations of blood 1o ihe blood donors clinic. The Red Cross is holding an- other clinic today, Wednesday and Thursday in Gym 1 of the Civic Sporls Centre. THE GOLDEN RULES OF GOOD HEALTH Exam'natToni are as natural a port of ichool days at grades, graduations and senior promi. Bur tha one particular exam that we are thinking about is even more important lhan any of the others your regular physical exam, It's the one test that you can't afford to flunk, at least not for long. But how can you up" for this kind of exam? really very easy. Proper rest (mid- night studying is not balanced diet and regular exercise (your choice) are a few ways 1o slay In shape. This year try to get lop grade In your physical exam. GEORGE and ROD say OLERICULTURE Olericul ture is the science and practice of growing, liar vesting, handling, storing, pro- cessing aixi marketing of fiel( and greenhous e vegc- :ables. We check your prescriplion In twenty ways two TI. Forward Blue receipl TmmaJIafely upon receipt of payment if charged, 12. Can locals prescription In case of foil container or forgollen numb en, Watch for 8 more procedures DRAFFIN'S DISPENSARY AND DOWNTOWN GEORGE RODNEY Hojg Medical Bttg. 401 5th St. S. 6lh Ave. S. Frro Delivery Call 326-6133 Call 327-3364 READY, WILLING AND ABLE It ''all systems go" at the Lethbrldge Community College registration office today as a small army of new students registered for the coming year. Alma Oberg, Nettie Funk and Judy Joevenazza were ready for the rush early this morning with stacks of college calendars, registration forms and the other assorted materials that are necessary for a smooth slart for the school year. About students were expected to register by the end of the day. The Uni- versity of Lethbridge will register its students Wednes- day. About 400 freshmen will register in addition to an estimated other students. Returning students will register at 9 a.m. while freshmen start registering at p.m. Gj-oenen Photo Eight city students get perfect marks A total of eight Lethbridge high school students pulled down perfect marks in provin- cial departmental examinations this year. There were two at Catholic High School, two at Winston Churchill and four at ihe Lethbridge Collegiate Insti- tue. One LCI student scored 100 on two examinations. At CCH, Barbara Jane Mad- ura had 100 in Biology 30 in a first semester exam while Mary Anne Kaplan had a per- June. Sara Francis Math 30 and feet mark in Chemistry 30 in scored 100 ii Shelley Ibbit son scored her perfect mark i Biology 30 at WCHS. Both ex animations were written in th first semester. At LCI, Jim Nolan had tw perfect examinations, Chemis try 30 in December and Physic 30 in June. Brian Prysiazny ha 100 in Biology 30, Norbcr Bohnert wrote a perfect Ger man examination and Patrici Pragnell had 100 on a Math 3C test. Controversy continues By BILL HUNT and 1LAUGENEDER Canada's judicial system is currently being eyed by a criti- :al public. The public is eyeing, with de- spair, the country's parole and >robalion system because of a tandful of criminals that have abused the privileges and bene- "its offered them. But, at the Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institute, a minimum ;ecurity institution, W a rden L. G. Fisher, fully supports laroles and probation. As a result of the rehabilita- tion, educational and vocation- al training at the institute, the lumber of government wards at the jail has "dropped dra- matically" in the last few years. At the time of the interview there were only 95 prisoners compared with more than 220 a few years previous. "This, I think, is due to pa- roles and probations and the rehabilitation he said. Rot only is the Lethbridge jail showing the benefits of these methods but so are other correctional institutions through- out the country. However, at present, Mr. Fisher says it would still be difficult to justify large and costly program expansions in the area of rehabilitation and prisoner education. "In the past two years something new in the way ol inmate rehabilitation has come to the correctional institutions in the way of temporary ab- sence permits and day pa- he said. They are issued for a num- ber of valid reasons "but the most common would appear to be that of gaining employment outside the institution itself. "They allow the inmate the opportunity of once again be- coming employed thus helping him to create a place in so ciety for himself." Various stringent rules have to be abid ed by. For the inmate a feeling o accomplishment is realized "Doing something constructive while undergoing sentence and doing skilled or unskillec jobs they have chosen to do. The program is termed uccessful" by Warden Fisher 10 points out there are some men "either working or at- nding school on temporary isence permits and day pa- les." And the continued suc- ss of the program is fore- ist. The majority of inmates at e Lethbridge Correctional In- itute are of native origin. Warden Fisher says the ma- rity of these are very "co- perative." "One 'of the more encourag- g signs of late is the fact that Key seem to be a little more terested in taking advantage the various programs direct- towards sell improvement nd rehabilitation generally." Some are fighting their alco- olism problem in a construc- ve way wMIe a few others "taking advantage of our cademie program." These are aken at the Lethbridge Com- mnity College in addition to orrespondence courses. WPLICATION At the present time the large xpenditure of money to dupli- ate vocational and education- 1 courses offered in the com- munity is not being considered t the correctional institute t least by the federal govern- ment. Just how effective the crea- on of additional training facil- ties at the institute might be s still open to question at pres- nt, he said, again referring to he expenditures necessary. "They might be so, on that sasis and at this time, bearing n mind the reduced prisor population I cannot forsee any major expansion at tins ime." First in a series Suicides are increasing especially among young Early Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 1972, the start of the Labor Day long weekend. While others were asleep, some perhaps dreaming of catching big fish or a good round of golf, a 13 year-old man, who police said had drug problems for two years, committed suicide in Leth- bridge. The narcotics problem has become the leading cause of suicides, claiming the lives ef six youngsters ir. less than three years. In the following report, Herald Staff Writer Joe Ma examines the prob- lem and what the Salvation Army suicide-prevention ser- vice is doing about it. By JOE MA Why was Captain Ron Butcher of the Salvation Army, JUST ARRIVED! The New Asahi Pentax-ES Camera Fuly automatic electronic shutter enables you to shoot automatically at any spaed between and 8 seconds. This camera will operate automatically with- out special lenses. Come in to McCready-Baines Phar- macy and see the Asahi Pentax-ES Camera now on display. "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE" McCREADY-BAINES__________ PHARMACY LTD. cHARGEX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3555 Alio operating WATERTON PHARMACY LTD. In Waterloo National Park holding the telphone, looking grave and clad only in pyja- nas, dancing up and down in riis basement suite for an hour one night last December, the windows open despite sub-zero temperature Because he, too, was at the end of the line but it was the lifeline of hope. Ilis walls were painted so the windows were open to quicken the dry- ing, and he was sleeping when the phone rang. He danced for warmth, but he held his breath. Experience told him he could not give the voice the impression lie was being Ihe least troubled. The voice at the other end of the line was contemplating the final and irrevocable act of a des- perately unhappy person. Once the voice was gone, so was a human being. "When you are on call, the voice on the phone is the only person in the Capt. But- cher said. "Nothing else mat- ters." FRIENDLY VOICE That episode happened in Cal- gary. Capt. Bulcher has since been transferred to Lethbridge, and one of his duties continues lo be the friendly and confi- dential voice you can call any time of the day or night to pour your heart out to. Suicide ranks among the 10 major causes of death in Can- ada. The- incidence could be even higher, since not all sui- cides arc reported as such. It is difficult to determine suicides from the accidental deaths, since the parties con- cerned will go lo great length at concealing suicides. Suicide not only destroys "reputation" but it is also con- demned by religion and listed as crime under the law. Insur- ed ance policies stipulate condi ions under wliich suicide can not reap the benefits of an ac cidental death. For legal and moral consider ations, therefore, suicides ar not often reported and the iden :ities of the people involved ar secret. Sucidies are on the increase According to the Canada Year nook, Canadians ende their own lives in 1966, i 1967 and in 1968. For every person who actua! [y commits suicide, a Salvatio Army pamphlet says, anothe eight or nine make some al tempt at killing themselves. YOUNG PEOPLE In Lethbridge, a shockin trend is developing that young people committing su cide due to drug problems. In the past years, drug addic lion and related problems become the single leading caus of suicides in Lcthbridge, po ice Detective Sergeant Irvin Leishner said. "In 1970, 1971 and so far thi year, six suicides were com milled by youngsters undo the age of 22 because of dru he said. "Bcfor that, we had maybe one suicid every 10 years involving a youngster." Police fileb showed five sui- cides in 1969, five in 1970, three in 1971 and five so far this year. Two suicides in 1970, one last year and two this year were by youngsters. (Head the second in the ser- ies of four articles Questioned about the role oj halfway house, Warden Fish- r said "it could serve a very useful purpose a place here people can go on release nd gradually re establish lernselves back in the corn- Limity." He, in essence, said it is so- iety's responsibility to estab- sh a proper and carefully run alfway house. Admitting there have oeen :rides made in financially re- 'arding prisoners for work one while in jail, they still on't have much on release "limited resources and no ie, place or organization to um to." But a halfway house would lave a solid financial base in ddition to good management o be effective and "would then serve a very useful purpose." Corn tour icheduled for Friday A field corn tour In souther] Alberta, sponsored by the Al >erta Corn Committee, mil hi held Sept. 8. The tour will organize at the Research Station a a.m. followed by a visit tc corn plots supervised by Dr Stan Freyman. The auto motorcade wil move to the Hranac Broth ers Farms Ltd. silage field neai and then on to Aian Odland's farm north of Taber A picnic lunch will be servet following a look at Tony Birch' arm east of Taber, including silage and grain com fields anf a silage harvest operation. The tour will move to Joe Kusalik's farm south' of Grass; Lake and then to the Campbei brothers farm east of Burdett The Franz Brothers silag field and hybrid trial plots wes of Medicine Hat is the last sto on the tour. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 Slh SI. S. Phone 328-4095 Doug Walker to seminar in New York Douglas K. Walker, editorial >age editor of The Herald, will 10 one of 26 journalists to at- end a two-week seminar be- ginning Sept. 10 at the Ameri- can Press Institute, Columbia University, New York. The program will include dis- cussion on common editorial e problems including de- partment organization, page de- ign and writing techniques. The editorial pages of the spe- cific newspapers represented will be analysed. Journalists attending a r a from 17 states and two Canadi- an provinces. Others from Canada are Jack; T. Clarke of The Province in Vancouver and John T. Gor- man of the Calgary Herald. SHOTGUN- SHELL SPECIALS! RED LINt 1'A-oi. shot dram powder SPECIAL, n J-ft BOX OF 25 Ct.wU IMPERIAL Long SPECIAL, Q7 BOX OF 25 O.O I GEVELOT Long SPECIAl, O OQ BOX OF 20 C.O3 Yes We Sell Hunting Licenses! Sporting Goodt DOWNTOWN 006-608 3rd Ave. S. AIR CONDITIONING Alcon Refrigeration Ltd- For Ihe best buy in ATr Conditioning Phone 327-5816 Makes A Nice Day Nicer! We invite applications for the following full and part time positions: BANQUET AND DINING ROOM FOOD SERVICE HOSTESSES BARTENDER BUS BOYS BAR SERVING HOSTESS For personal interview phono JOHN WICHERS al 328-7756 FOOD and PASTRY SHOP 170! M.M. DRIVE PHONE 328-7751 2021 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 328-8161 ;