Calgary Herald

1953-03-20 Page 17


John Howard Society Names New Executive

Dr. Alex Belkin Is Chairman Of Council

Dr. Alex Belkin was elected chairman of the executive committee of the Calgary district council of the John Howard Society at its annual meeting Thursday evening.
He succeeds G. W. Blake.
W. K. Jull, Q.C., was elected vice-chairman and Mr. Blake and D. E. Lewis were named to the provincial board of directors.
THE NEED of an additional trained worker in Calgary was stressed in the president's report read by Walter Lemmon, provincial executive secretary.
It was pointed out that under present staff limitations, the society had passed its peak in efficiency
(The society has included the cost of more staff in its requests to the 1953 Community Chest.)
Mr. Blake's report termed Canada's prison population of 84,000 a challenge and estimated that each man who through the efforts of the society is kept from returning to jail saves taxpayers $1,000 a year.
THE SOCIETY handled 540 new cases in the past year according to a report by B. M. Baugh, associate secretary. In addition there were 779 continued cases and 154 re-opened cases.
A total of 1,795 interviews were given.
Elected to the executive were: Mr. Blake, Mrs. H. F. Dickson, Dr. M. S. Miller, Rev. Father Joseph LeFort, D. E. Lewis, A. H. Norden, Mrs. Beatrice Winters, William Ireland Jr., Jean Marshall, Margaret Marshall, Alex Calhoun, Phillip Davidson.
A. A. Allison, representing the Canadian Legion; Ald. Mrs. Herman Stevens, the Catholic Women's League; Mrs. G. Bricker, the National Council of Jewish Women; J. Leam, the Trades and Labor Council; W. J. Miller, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion and D. K. Middlemass, the Anglican Church Social Se

Extracted by J. Kynman 2014-09-27