Surrey Leader from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on June 10, 1976 · 14
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Surrey Leader from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada · 14

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2 THE SURREY LEADER, SURREY, B.C. - THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, 1976 Improve Present U Enforcement At provincial and federal levels Canada ha high prestige law reform committees or commissions, churning awav on studies and recommendations on him to improve the legal svstem The social work approach seems supreme II there is enough counselling of juvenile delinquents and hardened adults, all our problems will be solved Maybe It doesn't seem to have worked out in the manv, many jurisdictions in the world where that approach has been the vogue for forty and fifty years Let s leave the arguments on changes in legal philosophy for the time being Conientrate on the bottlenecks in the present sy stem Make policing and courts more etticient, and also more people-conscious As examples we do not need new laws on gun controls as much as we need enturcement of present laws on handguns, and stern jail sentences for those who break the present gun laws. We need new laws against commercial fraud and business rackets less than we need more men and trained specialists concentrating on preventing and punishing such crime We also need to retire a lot of our ludges Wrist-slapping sentences have contributed to the rising flood of violence in this country We can continue to argue which came first, the criminals or the drugs; the apathy of the public or the growing hold which organized crime is securing in Canada. It would be better if we concentrated immediate action on' improving performance. Certainly the court procedures can be streamlined and improved Courts can be made more servants of the people rather than regarding themselves as some divinely-appointed survivor from a Golden Age A good start has been made in a change in policing methods, locally. It was badly needed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has been pretty useless as far as Surrey has been concerned, over the past twenty years. Now, however, the force has gone back to community policing and this program appears to hold out high hopes. Not a dramatic change, no storming of the ramparts ... but it does seem to be working. Perhaps we could apply a similar shift in emphasis in manv other sectors of law enforcement Let's concentrate on streamlining the procedures and operations of the present system. Enforce the law as it now stands. Nothing undermines law as much as lack of enforcement Nor do interminable delays add to public acceptance. 3 The Surrey Leader welcome eorreapondenca of a public nature, does not hold Itself In any way responsible for opinion! ipreaied Looking i s - - - 1956 1976 News itemi of interest from twenty years ago, taken from the files of The Surrey Leader, dated Thursday, Surrey truckers were selling water fur JO for 1000 gallons. Sirloin steak was selling for 55 cents pound. People were dancing every Saturday night to the music of Walt's Old-Timers, at the Canadian Legion auditorium in Cloverdale. Vancouver Normal School was closing, and all teacher training was being centralized at the University of B.C. A homecoming of the graduates of the school was held on June 9th. 1956. Councillor H. A. Stewart was asking for a revision of zoning regulations. "There is too much area zoned for ubran residential in the Whalley area." he said. The executive officer of the B.C. Parent-Teacher Association was urging stricter discipline for children. Mrs. A. H. Young said the time was right for parents to gang up on their children and not they on parents. Very little dust nuisance from the gypsum plant at Port Mann w as found in the residential area. That - was the report given to Surrey Council by administration. Inspection was made by medical officer Dr. H. K. Kennedy, sanitary inspector Webb and building inspector Dan Closkey. Stan McKinnon in The Leader's Keeping Tab column suggested that the pipeline deal the Federal Government made with Trans-Canada did not smell good but the hot air in the debate had obscured the original issue. He suggested a pipeline should be run from the House of Commons to tap this new source of natural gas. Surrey Municipal Council decided to name a committee to assist in planning celebrations for British Columbia's 1958 Centennial celebrations. The Provincial Government was granting 40 cents per person to help finance local celebrations, and offered to match local governments for permanent Centennial projects. The former Social Credit M.P. for New Westminster, George Hahn of Whalley, said that the agricultural industry was not getting its proper share of the national income. He laid the blame on increased feed and freight costs, and said that dyking had become a major problem. Surrey Municipal Council had received an offer to purchase the 480 acre "airport site" at White Rock. This is still owned by Surrey Municipality, and is now known as Sunnyside Acres. Proposal w as from a large Vancouver real estate firm, for un-named principals. Proposal was for residential purposes and a shopping centre. Frascr Valley Rabbit Assn. was very active in Surrey twentv years ago. Newly elected president was B. C. Hill of White Rock, with J. A. Allan of Sullivan and W. E. Irwin of Cloverdale the vice-presidents. Secretary was J. Simpkin of Newton, with Miss Akke Zjilstra of Cloverdale the treasurer. Surrey School Board Inspector K. B. Woodward was predicting that there would be 40 classrooms on shift in fall, 1956 because a total of over 10,000 students was expected. Besides new construction, many old schools in Surrey were being modernized and upgraded. Floors were being re-done in 16 schools; new roofs applied; and exteriors painted. White Rock Players came from the fourth annual B.C. Drama Festival at Nanaimo acclaimed as British Columbia champions in the one-act drama field. Their victory with the Noel Coward play, THE SURREY LEADER f J Second Clua Mail Registration 0888 $ P.O. Box 1180, Stn. A, Surrey, B.C. ! ijj PHONE 574-4191 Published every Thursday morning jjj : at 5709 176 Street, Cloverdale, B.C. V3S 4R2 8 by Surrey Leader Ltd. ji S. P. McKinnon, Editor $ : D. G. Coupland, Co-Publisher :i Member: C.C.N. A. :S bc c n a. Am , ABC. & All Content It Protected by Copyright Unlets Otherwise Specified. WORLD VISION HEPS GIVE A FUTURE FOR ORPHANS IN THIRTY-EIGHT IAKDS Joon Sun Yoon was 13 years old when he was first brought to a World Vision Home in Korea. Today. Joo Sun is t dentist, serving his fellow Koreans in productive way. Through your personal sponsorship, boys and girls who wouldn't have a future are given a chance to help themselves in a changing society. You can provide child Overseas with food, shelter, clothing and an education. You will receive a personal history, a photograph, letters from your child and the knowledge that you are touching a young life somewhere in the world. World Vision Childcare started in Korea in 1950. Today, this Christian humanitarian service agency cares for more than one hundred thousand children in 58 countries. Can you care for one? Write World Vision Childcare. Box 58.400. Vancouver, British Columbia. B.C. fo Appoint Ombudsmen to Fight the Bureaucracy Attorney-General Garde Gardom has introduced legislation providing for the appointment of British Columbia's first ombudsman. "The ombudsman will be a person who can question and deal specifically with maladministration and injustice, with power to investigage, criticize and make public his findings," Mr. Gardom told the Legislature in Victoria. "This office will be another safeguard to the individual against excesses and abuses." The ombudsman will be an officer of the Legislature, whose appointment will require the unanimous decision of a committee of the house. He will be appointed to a renewable six-year term at the same salary as a Supreme Court judge. The ombudsman may investigate complaints concerning any department or branch of the Provincial Government, Crown corporations, organizations where a majority of the members of the board of directors are appointed by the B.C. Government, and corporations in which the Government owns more than 50 per cent of the shares. The basic function of the ombudsman will be to investigate complaints from individuals who feel aggrieved by the administrative process of government. The bill empowers the ombudsman to make an investigation either as a result of a complaint or on his own initiative or as a result of a referral from the legislature. The ombudsman has wide powers to obtain information from persons in such manner as he considers appropriate. If he considers it necessary, he may hold hearings to obtain the information that may be necessary to a full investigation. He will have the power to enter premises occupied by an authority under investigation, and require all persons to furnish documentary and other information relating to his investigation. He will have the power to summon before him and examine on oath any person who is, in his opinion, able to give information relevant to an investigation. Any complaints to the ombudsman must be submitted in writing. The ombudsman is then empowered to request that the authority notify him within a specified time of the steps that have been or arc proposed to be taken to give effect to the recommendations. If the action taken by the authority concerned does not satsify the ombudsman he can then refer the matter to the provincial cabinet and the full legislature. He will not have power to enforce his recommendations but can publicize instances where action is not taken. "Family Album," gave the group the distinction of having been named provincial winners for three successive years. The Provincial Government was asked in June, 1956 to declare the Lower Fraser Valley disaster areas and that help be given to carrying herds over the following winter. Request was made by local members of the Farmers' Institute. The Fraser Valley hay crop was estimated to be one-third of normal because of winter kill from frost. Ted Kuhn, the head of the delegation that met Hon. Kenneth Kiernan, Minister of Agriculture, said that a farmer near Abbotsford sold three Holstein cows for S45 each, because of lack of pasture. "Say, that talk at Habitat about gettin' to know your neighbour really works! They said you could use their lawn mower." Bookr.ofcib Yci Stops ere Listed On Thursday, June 9th the bookmobile will make several stops in Surrey: at 9:45 at 62nd Avenue and 120th Street, at Scottsdale Shopping Plaza at 10:25. a new atop at 124th and 91st Avenue at 12:45, Cedar Hall at 1 :25; 82nd Avenue and 152 A Street at 2:05. 84th and 160th Street at 2:30 and 102nd Avenue and 176th Street at 8:00 p.m. On Friday. June 1 1th at 1 10th Avenue and 146th Street at 9:45; Colebrook at 9:45; Kew and Lansdowne at 10:20; Port Mann School at 10:50: 1I5B and Flanni-gan at 12:30: Bridgeview Hall at 1 1:45; and 103rd Avenue and 128c Street at 1:25. Ottawa Keeps On Spending More "The Federal budget does nothing to stimulate economic growth or cut Canada's high unemployment rate. In addition, it indicates massive Increased government expenditure," states Robert Wenman. Wenman is the Progressive society are relatively restrained. Conservative M.P. for Fraser the net result will be an even Valley West. Hit riding Includes larger share for the Federal Langley and the east part of Government in the economy." Surrey. "Undoubtedly and unfortun- "Once again, the double stand- alcly, it will be the average ard of the free spending govern- middle-income individual Canadi- On Tuesday, June 15th atops will be at the ferry landing at ' Barnston Island at 10:00; 168th Street and 104th Avenue at 11:00 160th Street and 110th Avenue ai 11:25; 16th Avenue and mh "rial governments Street at 2:00; 8th Avenue and own ncT.,M.A , and the 192nd Street at 2:30 Tudor Inn at 3:15. Wednesday, June 16 the bookmobile will stop at Zion Park Manor at 9:50; 154th Street and 96th Avenue, 1 1 a.m.; Crispen Bays at 11:30; 146th Street and 90th Avenue at 11:40; 140 A Street and IMA Avenue, at 12:55; 107th Avenue and 128th Street at 1:40; Kinsmen Place Lodge at 1:45; Pinewood at 2:20; 132nd and Old Yale Road at 2:25; 96th Avenue and 132nd Street at 3:00 and 151 A Street and 96th Avenue at 11:00. ment comes into focus. On one hand, the government, through its wage and price guidelines, attempts to force labour and business to hold its increases to 10, and yet blatantly and hypocritically presents a budget thnwino 0n.vrnmnt vnnHi. 7 jturcs up 16.2. H . "While municipal and provin- have held their xpenditures down considerably lower than the budget announcements of the Federal Government, the Federal Government seems deaf to its own rhetoric. It took Canada 100 years to get a budget that spent 9.9 million dollars in 1967. Yet this administration doubled that figure in the nest five years and, in the last four years, doubled it once again to the present 42 billion dollar spending estimates placed before the House of Commons in the recent budget. On the 17th of June the bookmobile will visit Anniedale at 12: 15 and 162 A street and 92th Avenue at 1:20. e e If the Federal Government persists in spending at current rates, while all other groups in The driver of a motor vehicle intending to alter the course of his vehicle should warn other drivers of his intention by signalling well in advance of his turn or lane change. ACROSS 1 Wild party 5 Irritate 10 Earthenware jar 11 Jog the memory 13 Reprieve 14 Punish by fine 15 Gen. Arnold's nickname It Rosary bead 17 That woman 18 Decaying 20 Knock 21 Koestler's "Darkness at -" 22 Stance 23 Pressure-cook 25 Pay respect to 20 Market price 27 Unwilling to listen 28 Command to a horse 29 More abundant 31 Misjudge 32 Ending for serpent 33 Lenin's New Economic Policy (abbr.) 35 Worked like a dog 37 Nervous 38 Early Jewish ascetic 3) Construct 40 Musical piece 41 "Rule Britannia" composer DOWN 1 Nonsense! 2 Holy place 3 Rebuff mildly (3 wds.) 4 Kind of fever 5 Cowardly 6 Rugged guys (hyph. wds.) 7 Soul (Fr.) 8 No hardened criminal (2 wds.) 9 Carve in relief mmm. UdldlVIHPUHIBIWH 28 38 19 i2 TODAY'S ANSWER 1 ?! a J 25 Stet's antithesis 27 Scottish port 29 Devil 30 One of Lear's daughters 34 Combustible heap 36 Rumanian coin 37 Time period 12 More profound If Neutrons and 4 electrons 19 Perfectly (3 wds.) 22 Thunderclap 23 Machination 24 Frank Dempster Sherman poem (3 wds.) 14 27 HP t 34 an who will be paying for this spending spree of the Federal Government. The total tai take at the federal level this year will rise by 18. Whether you pay it directly to the government in the form of increased income taxes, or through indirect taxation, in the end most taxes are paid by the individual Canadian consumer and producer. When the former Minister of Finance, John Turner, took over the Finance Portfolio, real growth was averaging 6; when he left, real growth was little better than 0. That reduced rate of growth has exacted its penalty in the form of job creation. In 1972 there were seasonally adjusted 539.000 unemployed. Last summer, when Mr. Turner left the portfolio, there were 732.000 unemployed. Now, under the new Minister of Finance, there are 761,000 unemployed people in Canada and that amount will likely increase as a result of the inadequacies of this budget. In spite of the government's efforts at wage and price control, we still have an inflation rate of 9.4. This level of inflation is unacceptable, especially in light of the lower inflation levels of our major trading partners. The United States, well on its way to recovery, has achieved lower unemployment levels, increased productivity and real growth and, at the same time, contained inflation. Meanwhile, the Canadian Gov; ernment struggles with a discriminatory and confused wage and price control program. While taxation revenue was considerably increased, there were no major tax cuts or business capital investment incentives in the budget because the Government believes the economy will recover on its own. I am optimistic that the economy will recover to some degree in spite of the government rather than because of it. A weak spin-off from the United States recovery may moderate the blow that the government's inability to control inflation for Canadians has dealt us. But that docs not negate the longer term effects of the virtual destruction of our capacity to compete in foreign markets." Editor, Surrey Leader, Sir, I am writing to your newspaper to thank publicly a group of ladies, who for a couple of years now, have helped this Centre, namely The Canadian Order of Foresters, Court of Lady Marian, We deal with a type of service that sometimes very few people know about and to get community support of a qualitative nature is sometimes difficult. The Court of lady Marian, under the leadership of Mrs. D. Steer, have worked on our behalf to give us a feeling that we are not alone when helping a handicapped child and his family. Though much criticism Is levelled at the lack of community concern and support, I would have to differ with this opinion today. In these difficult times, it is most gratifying to know that we are not alone. ' ELIOAZZARA, Executive Director, Variety Treatment Centre for Children 9460 140th Street. Surrey. B.C. Five All Send Winning Slogan Les Litter says Litter Less. That is the name chosen by Outdoors Unlittered from hun dreds of entries sent from all over British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba in response to their "What's His Name" contest held in conjunction with Rubbermaid (Canada) Limited. Contest was to find a name and slogan for the organization's smiling animated garbage can, used to promote the litter prevention message throughout Western Canada. Outdoors Unlittered is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967 and sponsored by the British Columbia Department of Environment, industry and the public. Its office is in White Rock, at 1326 Johnston Road. Five winning entries were received, four from Alberta and one from British Columbia. Each winner will receive a Rubbermaid litter receptacle to be donated to a school of their choice. The winners are: Brend Mc-Cuaig of Sechclt, British Columbia: Eric Klassen of Strathmore, Alberta; Mrs. Linda Burk of Lcthbridge; Mrs. G. Ouinn, Edmonton; and Mrs. A. T. Sharp of Oyen, Alberta. Each suggested cither the winning name or slogan. Work Proceeding on Dam at Trail The workforce at B.C. Hydro's Seven Mile hydro-electric project on the Pcnd d'Orcillc River near Trail has increased to about 400 men as construction activity enters its second year. The project will include a dam about 215 feet high and a powerhouse on the downstream side of the dam. When completed in 1980 the powerhouse will initially house three 202,000 kilowatt generating units, with provision for a fourth later when required. Total capacity of the plant will be 808,000 kilowatts. Seven Mile, a "run-of-the-river" project, will provide a higher power yield per acre flooded than any other potential hydro-electric site in B.C. Only 500 acres will be flooded. The project will use waterflow regulation already provided by Boundary Dam and other upstream storage sites on the United States portion of the Pend d'Oreille River. Main thrust of the present workforce is to complete the excavation of a 840 foot long, 60 foot high diversion tunnel to carry the water past the dam site. Diversion is scheduled to take place some time next fall. Upstream and downstream cofferdams will be built and the area between dewatered to allow construction of the dam and powerhouse on a dry section of riverbed. Work is progressing on schedule on construction of a 7'i mile long access road along the north bank of the river. Editor, Surrey Leader, Sir, We hear a lot about the way uur young people act up, vandalize, etc., but seldom hear of the one who go out of their way to help others. Sure my own house In White Rock was entered and robbed a few months ago, but an experience we had is worth recording. On leaving the Elks Hall in Cloverdale after a bowling banquet, 1 accidentally backed into a ditch. Trying to find a tow truck I ended up at the 66 gas station on Highway 10, Though the attendants were busy pumping gas one of them took time to make several phone calls. On walking back to my car I found it was parked across the street. Two young men, maybe 20 years old, who had not of course known there was a tow cable in the truck, picked up a chain and pulled the car out of the ditch with their truck. They refused any payment and drove off. Many thanks to you young men who were so helpful. We certainK appreciate It. And thii was in Surrey, JACK S'LRUTH. 15844 Thrift Avenue. White Rock. B.C. by Jean C. Lyall Wh. Rock Artists Among the artists who will be taking part in the art show at White Rock Sea Festival is sculptor Arnold Mikclson. He is well established in the Lower Mainland, with firm roots in White Rock. His Mind & Matter Gallerv is located at 13743 North Blufl Road. A reticent, brooding artist Mikclson is not. His face, in repose, gives the impression that he wouldn't welcome having his train of thought interrupted by trivialities, but ask a reasonably intelligent question and along with that ready smile of response you will get either a very knowledgeable answer or a simple, "I don't know." He's a direct man. Most of his answers fall into i he-first category as he is a very thorough student. His interests extend through history, racial origins and development of man. scientific theories and his latest, mineralogy. This does not make him into a formidable man though. He is a loving man who enjoys family life. He and his quiet mannered wife Mary have three daughters. Gita is 1 1 years old; Sapphire, 8: Myra, 4; and son Sandy is six. Visitors at the gallery are an everyday happening and Arnold enjoys that. A great many become friends and the Mikelsons have company several evenings a week. A few friends, a few drinks, good conversation, good food . . . he is a sociable person but nightclubs and dancing have no appeal whatsoever. He prefers to eat at home in comfort. Like most creative people, he finds that no matter what tricks you play on yourself to sustain your level of interest, inspiration at times runs low. He has several carvings at various stages of development at all times, so he doesn't tire of one. When work interest lags he turns to other interests. Reading is his favourite past- time or he would never have accumulated that head full of information that he carries around. He built the two "A" frames which house his studio and gallery, even to the hand splitting of shakes for the roofs. He admits that got to be a little tedious before the last one was on. It took 12,000 shakes! Arnold Mikelson is an accom plished carpenter. His father was a cabinet maker and he grew up at his father s work bench which likely explains the origin of his interest in wood as a medium of artistic expression. As a child and youth it was his mother's intention that he should (Continued on Page 3) A Little Care Cuts Car Costs Spiralling inflationary costs hit the automobile owner hard where it hurts the most in the pocketbook. Auto repairs cost more because parts cost more, and labour costs more. The Canada Safety Council suggests as a result that the vehicle owner should be defensive heshe should have the vehicle inspected frequently by a qualified individual so that defects might be corrected before extensive and expensive repairs are unavoidable. The Council calls it 'Defensive Maintenance.' The most commonly overlooked defects are steerinir. hrakec. tires anH The Council points out that a major fault ueveioping in me tirst three of these can result in a serious accident, and huge expenses. A fault in the fourth can be fatal, even when driving at 5 m.p.h. WearinU SafetV hplte tlnrv r,tiinn anainft j --. ..U.lllllg , poisonous gas that can come spewing from a faulty exhaust svstem i At the same time, each driver can check other I aieiy items irequently windshield wipers for ciean ana proper operation, lights and turn signals, horn and mirrors.

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