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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IFtHBRlDGl HERALD Wednesday, Soplember 27, 1 972 Brazil is 150 years old Independence celebrations include a 'royal burial9 WO DF, JANEIHO (API Yi'itti parades, speeches, and a royal burial, Brazil is celebrat- ing Hie 150th anniversary ol its independence. President Emllio G. Medici and Portuguese Prime Minister Marcello Caetano met recently in Sao Paulo, (he country's big- gest city, to mark the return of the body of Brazil's King Pedro I, tlie adventurous Portuguese prince who cried "Independence or death" there Sept. 7, 1882. Up to that time this was a Portu- guese colony. Througlxmt Ihis country of 100 million people, schools, clubs, churches, businesses and gov- ernment offices have geared ac- tivities to the sesquicenteimial. In Brasilia, the centrally-lo- cated federal capital, a square-foot flag was raised atop a pole as high as a 33-storey building. A TV station in Man- aus, in the middle of the Ama- zon jungle, made its first broad- cast in color. In Forlaleza, at I he lop of Brazil's northeaslern Atlantic bulge, churches rang bells and factories blew whis- tles. A Rio firm came out with a new "independence model" re- frigerator. MINT NEW COINS The government minted com- memorative 300-cruzeiro gold coins, worth 530. More than a million free souvenir news- from Sept. 7. Iww Prince Pedro of Portugal "just declared Brazil independent." The tough military-run gov- ernment gave full official back- ing to the anniversary party. Having straightened cut the country's once-chaotic finances, the regime has tried to establish a link in Brazilians' minds be- tween the past's glories and the predicted future days of eco- nomic pvosperity. Medici considered it a diplo- matic victory when Portugal agreed to return King Pedro's bones. The king died in that country after abdicating the Brazilian throne in 1831. A battalion of workers refur- ibshed the long-neglected inde- pendence monument in Sao Paulo and even cleaned up the pollution in nearby Iplrange stream, from whose "placid as the national anthem puts it, Pedro made Ms famous shout. ON SALE: SEPTEMBER 27th IP 30th WHILE QUANTITIES LAST! I I T I i CRIMPKNIT DRESS LENGTHS Quality 100% Polyester Crimp knit comes in yd. lengths and is You'll save at this low prica now at Kresge's! Choose your favorite shades in the smart crepe stitch design. QUILT BATT i 100% Terylene quilt bait X approx. size 78- x 10Q-. A saving price now at Kresge's. Our regular price 3.58 Pack KRESGE SPECIAL PLASTIC BAGS Five 30- x 48- size plastic garbage bags in each package. Orange color. KRESGE M fc Big selection of Broad loom Shag _ mats approx. 21-x 36- size at this real lowprice! Assorted colors. BARGAIN MATC Our regulH price 2.39 ea. KRESGE SPECIAL SIZED PANTY HOSE Stock up now and save! 100% Stretch Nylon! Seamless mesh stockings. Nude heels. Beige or Spice. S-H-L-XL. Our regular price U'O Ea. KRESGE SPECIAL CARLTOH POCKET RADIO Ideal for children! 6 transistors, 2 diodes, Battery, earphone carry strap included. Boxed. KRESGE PRICE 499 CHARGEX Open Daily 9 am to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 pjn: NOTHING IEFT TO CHANCE Even a doll gets o just-in-case at La Guardio Airport in New York by American Air Lines personnel as security measures ore tightened. Home home Ontario prison has country-club style of living By CHERYL HAWKES OTTAWA (CP) Officials at the new Ottawa-Carlcton detention centre are hoping that their jail with its country-club setting, color co-ordinated dormitories, lounges and library will he the kind of place prisoners won't mind calling home. Several University of Ot- t a w a crimftology students will share a large part of the responsibility for making the physical amenities of the jail, termed the most modern of its kind in Ontario, work in human terms. Under the direction of John Miller, Ontario's youngest jail superintendent at 32, the uni- versity's department of crimi- nology will be responsible for social service programs in the new detention centre, opened this fall. Each student will spend two days a week at the jail as part of his field work require- ment for a masters degree in applied criminology. The reforms include a tem- porary absence program which will allow prisoners to spend their days working or attending school in the com- munity and return to the de- tention centre in the evening. Another is a program of in- creased community involve- ment within the jail. Ottawa- Carleton's Citizens Advisory Committee was established last November to enable aver- age citizens to examine penal methods and suggest innova- tions in jail programs or facil- ities. CONDITIONS IMPROVED A major complaint has been that the location of the new detention centre, on the far outskirts of Ottawa, will cre- ate problems in the tempo- rary absence program. But prisoners are likely to be more eager to return to the new jail than they might to the city Jail that has served OtUwa for more than 120 years. Cells In the old Jail measure three feet by eight feet; the cots inside them are three by six, with a chamber pot oc- cupying much of the remain- ing space. Prisoners were locked to their cells from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. and then al- lowed out into a common nar- row corridor. Corridors in the new build- ing are spacious and airy; bars, where they exist, are pastel-colored. minimum security section has six dor- mitories, housing 12 prisoners each. Medium and maximum security cellls are furnished with colored beds and desks. Residents can read, watch tel- evision and eat their meals in color co-ordinated and car- peted lounges. NO COMPULSION "We're going to have to be said Robert Bar- ringlon, an Ottawa criminol- ogy professor who is one of the field work coordinators, "Anyone is a penitentiary is there for at least two years. Social service programs, such as continuing education, re- training and counselling are more easily organized there. In a jail, you're dealing with a more transient population." Jails are where the need for social services is most cru- cial, he emphasized. Yet the jail was the most neglected element of the entire correc- tions system. "A short period spent inside a jail can have a significant impact on an offender's atti- tude towards the judicial process. "A large number of people inside most jails are either awaiting sentence or are in the process o fepoealing a sen- tence. The young or new of- fender can witness a lot of cynicism and bitterness to- wards the law." There are also legal prob- loms in administering a social service program inside a jail. "You cannot force a person who is awaiting sentencing to participate in programs of- fered to other said Mr. Harrington. "What we're hoping to cre- ate with fliis project is a rela- tionship between the univer- sity and corrections institu- tions that is similar to the teaclung hospital." Heroic pooch A heroine dog In miniature poodle; Mimi as she cavorts with Pclcr Emerito, 6, in Danhury, Conn. She awaken- ed all eight members or the Emerito family while fire was consuming the home. Up to Ihcn she liad refused to go up or down tho, steep stairway, tint the night of the fire she raced hack and forth four times. Mimf Is winner of Ken-L ration gold medal ax "America's Dog Hero of 1972." ;