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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 8, 1972 Last in scries Suicide calls not heavy in city by comparison By JOE MA Herald Staff Writer The volume of suicide calls is not heavy in Lethbridge. "Lelhbridge is not a depress- ed said Maj. Thelma Corney, officer commanding the Lethbridge Salvation Army Corps. "It is still a religious Worth reaction ,.ty. Lethbridge is unlike the big cities where people couldn't care less." The Salvation Army keeps its own figures which do not correspond with the police fig- ures. That is because the two do not always refer cases to each other. Some cases are known only to the Salvation Students voice their concerns A survey of summer school students at the University of Lethbridge shows their main concerns revolve around stu- dent financing, academic stan- dards and post secondary en- trance requirements. The study was conducted by a student group organized by the provincial government to sift out reaction to the Worth Commission Report on Educa- tional Planning. Students interviewed in the survey reacted strongly against any suggestion that they should carry more of the financial urden for their education X) per cent turned thumbs down n this idea. There was equally strong op- Msition to any suggestion of a ee increase for post sccond- ry education. JEPARTMENTALS In the area of academic stan- dards, 63 per cent supported abolition of Grade 12 depart- mental examinations and 72 per cent felt that post second- iry institutions should be able o set and administer their own entrance examinations. There was widespread sup- litter bears sell well in province Southern Alberta is making gains on the nation's travel promotion chart, reports Frank Smith, executive rice- president of the Travel and Conv e n 1 1 on Association Southern Aberta. oi Army, some only to the po- "icc. The Salvation Army do not include those who ac- tually died fron suicide. They keep figures of those who ac- tually tried to commit suicide and those who threatened to commit suicide. Nobody, according to the Salvation Army, actually tried to commit suicide in 19G9, one tried in 1970, three tried in 1071 and so far this year nine tried. Eight tlireatened to commit suicide in 1969, 11 in 1070, 13 in 1D71 and three so far this year. "There must be something wrong with our said Capt. Ron Butcher. He said with the possibility of book- keeping mistakes, the figures on those who actually tried to commit suicide and those who threatened to do so could have included those who actually died from suicides. SYMPATHETIC The police take a sympathct- c approach to the suicide prob- em, Sgt. Irvine Leishner said Although the police are cm Mwered to arrest people who to commit suicide am lay charges against them, they seldom do. In fact, Sgt. Leishner could only recall one charge ever laid against a person who triehone interview from Calgary hat Mrs. Cochrane is acting as an adviser to various Con- servative contestants in Alber- a. He said he'd like to see Ac- lion Canada become "a moni- toring and lobbying device that will force politicians take- stand on various issues." Mr. Skellon said he is per- sonally hoping for an advisory position on the national Conser- vative executive. Referring to the new Action Canada incorporation into the Conservative party, Mr. Skel- ton said "this whole thing is what we wanted at the start. We never really wanted to run can- South roads weight limits are raised All highways in southern Al- berta, with the exception of three sections, have been raised to the weight limit, reports a direc- tor of the Alberta Motor Trans- port Association. The exceptions are Highway 61 from the junction with High- way 30 to Manyberries; High- way 62 from the junction with Highway 5 to Del Bonita; and Highway 2 from Cardston to Carway, with weight limits to and pounds respectively. Bill Bikman, manager of the Speedy Storage and Cartage Ltd. of Lethbridge, said the higher weight limits, effective immediately, were announced in a letter he just received from the provincial depart- ment of highways and trans- port, "The Alberta Motor Trans- port Association has been lobby- ing for higher weight limits for a long Mr. Bikman said "We are happy with the an- nouncement. We hope the tbrco highways presently under 009 pounds mil be upgraded as soon as possible." I secretary of state. Lincoln Hotel still vacant The old Lincoln Hotel, donat- ed to the city 13 months ago by Peter Zoi city 13 iratti, r< vacant. dictates ourselves all we University bookstore well-stocked The University of Lethbridge bookstore has a higher ratio oJ per student than many other campuses of similar size says L, E. Long, bookstore man- ager. The Regions campus of the University of Saskatchewan, with a student population of has textbook titles. The U of L with about one-fourth as many students has textbook titles and general interest books. Tha Bookstore, which was moved to the main academic building this fall, also sells sun- dries, confectionary and station- ery in addition to handling cap and gown rentals for graduation and selling novelties designed on the U of L theme. Until this fall, the bookstore had been located in a portable classroom at the east end of the campus. The city would have to spend to put the hotel in shape for any tenant to occupy the building, said Wayne Quinn, as- sistant to the city manager. "If a use comes along which warrants the renovations, they will be Mr. Quinn said. Until that lime, the hotel at 3rd Ave. and 4th St. S. will sit vacant. Consideration was given to Burning the building into a ion aid unemployment, lie SHOT'S hostel, with the help of the provincial government. The province has Ijeen approached, but no further action taken, back to he added. While Action Canada has its wanted to do was get our poli- cies slated." Action Canada is primarily concerned with solving infla- ti said. "Inflation has got to be stop- ped before you can put people main support behind the Con- servatives, Mr. Skelton said some Action Canada people in Alberta will also be working for Liberals who support Action Canada policies. The movement In Alberta is giving no help to New Demo- cratic Party or Social Credit candidates, however, he said. The LARGEST ASSORTMENT c' imported styles in LETHBRIDGE WANTED SHOP FOREMAN FOR FORD DEALERSHIP IN SOUTHERN AlBERTA Top wages, full company benefilt Write to Box 27, Lethbridge Herald One of North America's fin- est groups CJOC proudly presents in person LIGHTHOUSE Plus from Australia "THE FLYING CIRCUS" Date: Sunday, September 10th. Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Doers optn at p.m.) Place: lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Tickets: Advance Tickets available at: leister's, Statutory Grape, Musicland, Doug's Marcel's Smoke Shop. Tickets also available at the door. ;