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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta favored to take at btutem HyALBCARTH HCHUl flVTVAV EDMONTON A churchman hat becK recommended by a bi- partisan committee of the legislature., to become Alberta's new Om- budsman. Very Rev. Randall Ivany, 41, dean and raptor of All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton, will replace George McOtellan as Ombudsman if the legislature approves the recommendation. It is expected that approval will be given early next week. Mr. McClVllan, the province's first Ombudsman, is retiring after seven years in the post Mr. Ivany was chosen by the committee from among 182 applicants spread across Canada In a telephone interview, the prospective Ombudsnan said the post opens up "some real opportunities for a churchman and a priest But. he said, he was not going jnto the position with the idea of being a missionary Mr Ivany said he has been very involved with people in his pastoral work and that background would help him extend aid to persons in trouble with government bureaucracy "II would be an expansion of the type of ministry I have done until now He said he has found bureaucracies to be "damnably blow" but thai he fs not going into the position with any axe to grind, or with a chip on his shoulder The tardiness of certain civil servants in responding to requests was one of Mr McClellan's major criticisms in his last report just handed down House Leader Lou Hyndman, chairman of the selection committee, said Mr Ivany had a "quality of determination and a flash of independence He said the prospective Ombudsman would pursue justice all the way to the legislature if neresisarj The Ombudsman is employed by the legislatureal an annual salary of His mam power resides in making abuses of the public by government known in his ijnnial report Mr Hyndman said Mr Ivany had the ability to listen to complaints but not become emotionally involved with 'any person who comes to the door Mr Ivany has been piloting the development of a senior cili7ens' high-rise in Edmonton He is a member of the planning advisory committee of Alberta Rehabilitation Council for the Disdbled He received an honorary doctorate frpm the University of Toronto in 1973. and has been dean and rector of All Saints since 1970 From 1963 to 1968 he was rector of St Luke s church in Red Deer, as well as honorary chaplain of Red Deer College and executive member of the YMCA After obtaining two theology degrees and ordination, he became the rector of two churches m- Bowness and Montgomery outside Calgary He was also chaplain of the Wood's Christian Home and Baker Sanatorium b From 1956 to 1961 he studied theology at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto From 1951 to 1958 he worked in sales and estimating for Canadian Westmghouse During that time, he studied engineering at night school Taking an apprenticeship route through a college and McMaster University, he obtained a bachelor degree in engineering in 1958 He married and has three rhildren, all girls. Mr Ivanv will not be bringing the fund of legal knowledge to the post that Mr. McClellan, former commissioner of the RCMP, brought with him. "I will have to do a great deal of catching up on the legal Mr Ivany said But he said the Ombudsman's office had a top-notch legal staff to help him through the first months "The Ombudsman is not a pnma donna. We will have to work as a team." Pending approval of his pppomtment, he wants to travel the province and meet the press in particular. As far as his church is concerned, he has discussed the appointment with both his bishop and primate. He expects to continue as a parishioner of his church Mr. McClellan was also a parishioner of All Herald VOL.-LXVH 96- LETHBRJOGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1974 28 Tortuuiic ruin houses were flattened and 24 people were killed in Xema. Ohio Milk processors appealing to-PUB Alberta milk processors were to have a face-to-face confrontation today with the Mberta Public Utilities Board over the three cent per quart retail milk price announced Monday The milk processors have complained loudly that the price increase with Us built in mechanism to ensure that milk producers get the full benefit of the three cents will cost them about a half a cent a quart. Surely, the PUB erred when it calculated the benefit dispersing formula, they claim Claims by processors that the new arrangement benefits the producers at the expense of the processors were to be investigated in today's Edmonton meeting, Fred Trofanenkd, a member of the PUB, told The Herald in a telephone interview this morning Mr Trofanenko said the PUB doesn't see where processors would lose money from the price increase The increase becomes effective April 15 Meanwhile, milk producers in the South also continue their criticism of the increase. They claim three cents isn't enough to help .them through a severe economic squeeze.. But they've not come up with any'evidence that might convince the PUB to boost the increase, according to Glen Purnell, deputy minister of agriculture The PUB maintains the price increase was determined after consideration of other production incentives, seasonally high feed costs and the welfare of consumers Ball staged attack for mental health LONDON (Reuter) The man accused of last month's armed attack on Princess Anne told a court today "I did it to draw attention to lack of facil- ities for treating mental ill- ness Before the court was 26- year-old Ian Ball who in a previous hearing was described as schizoid. Five further charges were preferred against Ball when he appeared in court today All concerned the- shooting that broke out around Princess Anne's limousine on the evening of March 20 when she was being driven-' to Buckingham Palace Ball was remanded m custody for a week C of C backs Time GRANDE PRAIRIE (CP) The Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce will protest to transport Minister Jean Marchand and the federal Air Transport Committee the severe restrictions placed on conditions of operation of Time Air of Lethbi idge The air line was recently granted permission to provide a supplemental air service between Grande Prairie and Edmonton. Representatives of the airline met earlier with the Air Transport Committee in ait effort to have restrictions on the licence reduced Patty Hearst's 'joined SLA SAN FRANCISCO (CP) Patricia Hearst, the publishing heiress kidnapped two months ago today, says she has become a revolutionary and joined forces with her captors. About town Receptionist AM HryvwUt taking a big bite of a chocolate bar and hoping nobody would call Barbara Mytroea denying the large diamond ring on her left hand is the reason it hangs lower than her riffht Her father. Randolph Hearst, newspaper president and editor, had spent million and promised million more in food handouts for the release of his daughter "1 can never go back to the life I led 20-year-old Miss Hearst said in a tape recording sent to a radio station Wednesday along with a photograph of herself clutching a sub-machine-gun. In the message, she said she has taken the name Tanya to stay with the revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army "I have chosen to stay and fight I only wish that you could be a she told Hearst said Wednesday night he does not believe her statement. Catherine Hearst, who told reporters thfe voice on the tape recording was definitely that ot-her daughter, later appeared with her husband outside the family mansion near here and said: "I know my girl very well and I know she'd never join any organization like that without being coerced." Hearst said: "Personally, I don't believe it We have had her 20 years, they have had her 60 days. And I don't believe she is going to change her philosophy so quickly But his daughter denied she was tortured, drugged or hypnotized into making her etat-pmiint "Thic ie (ho urnir I want it the way I she said She accused her father of being a liar, and said he should do more to help' oppressed people She said she has decided to become a revolutionary because her parents have abandoned her. Miss Hearst was dragged from a Berkeley apartment feb 4 and bundled into the trunk of a car by two black men and a white woman Hearst appealed to the SLA to let Patricia return home to discuss the matter with the family If it's her choice to become a member of an organization like this, we still love her and she is free to do whatever sho wants to do he 320 dead mark twisters' trail Destruction from Atlanta to Windsor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes struck an area stretching from Georgia to Ontario late Wednesday and early today killing more than 320 persons, the worst tornado death toll in half a century. Thousands of injuries and millions of jJoUars in damage resulted from the twisters that hit scores of cities and towns, leaving many in shambles. Half the town of Xenia. in southeastern Ohio, was devastated Twenty four persons were killed and more Nixon says he'll pay WASHINGTON (AP) -The congressional committee in- vestigating President Nixon's income taxes closed its case today with a commendation to the presidjtatJ'ior.his proqapt decision" to. pay atouJ in back income taxes and interest.'4 The joint committee on internal .'revenue taxation received S report from its staff Wednesday estimating that Nixon owes in back Taxes and interest A short time later the White House said the Internal Reve- nue Service (IRS) has prepared a separate report concluding that about in back taxes and interest and Nixon would pay the amount estimated by the IRS White House official- said Wednesday Nixon pr 'iably will be forced to borrow some money to make the tax pay- ments, which total about half his reported net worth Nixon announced through aides Wednesday night he will pay about in back in- come taxes and interest He acted after being told privately a day earlier that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calculated he owed an extra in taxes before interest for his first four years in the White House. The president's net worth as of last May 31. was put at in disclosures NiXon made four months-ago His cash assets were put at Provincial piirsc'-string isn't slack CALGARY (CP) The Alberta government will keep a firm grip on provincial purse-strings in spite of new revenue from higher oil prices, Premier Peter Lougheed said Wednesday. "We have the challenge of handling great wealth from a depleting resource." he told a Newcomers Club luncheon But he warned that once the oil stops flowing, so does the money and part of the windfall should be put in trust for Juture generations "A large part (of the oil money) belongs to Albertans not yet he said. "If we use (he money now we are' breaching faith with Albertans of the future Enormous pressures would be exerted on the government to use that money fur expanded facilities and services, he said. But the government's role was not to make adequate facilities extravagant or continually revive sickly' projects with chnU i.l A vim fnnrfmo than 1.000 were homeless in the community of 25.000 Rows of bodies-were arranged in the rubble-strewn streets. More victims were thought trapped in overturned cars, but heavy equipment was unable to get through the streets to lift the vehicles Whole neighborhoods were destroyed, buildings levelled, railway cars and trucks upended by the vicious winds that struck the midwestern and Southern United States and flattened a curling rink m Windsor. Ont. killing eight persons Kentucky appeared to be the worst hit, with 77 known dead and hundreds of injured Ala- bama reported 69 dead. Indiana 63, Tennessee 56. Ohio 30. Georgia 15. Ontario, eight. North Carolina four, Michigan three, Illinois two, and West Virginia one Early today, two tornadoes hit the town of Meadow Bridge, W Va about 50 miles southeast of Charleston, killing one person and injuring several others The rampage, cost more lives than any" seriei tornadoes since March lrf 1925, when -a---twfefer etrf through three rrildwwiern states, JcUliltft 6B9, The 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes in the midwest killed 271 In Chicago, forecasters said there was a chance of more tornadoes through Friday The greatest threat today was either side of a line running from 45 miles southwest of Meridian, Miss to 35 miles northwest of Columbus, Ga The "frontal system will move out to sea by Friday and the threat will be over." a forecast said The roof and one wall of the Windsor Curling Club collapsed during a violent storm It was still not clear today whether the damage was caused by a tornado which weather office officials said hit Windsor or by a lightning storm that brought winds reaching 70 miles an hour There were 11 other persons injured, including one man listed in critical condition The concrete and steel frame building was built in 1962 at a cost of more than It was located in the city's 'southeast end, in an area dominated by commercial development. At a news conference today. Police Chief Gordon Preston said the department never re- ceived a severe storm warning for the area which had been sent from Toronto to area provincial police detachments However, the impending storm was widely broadcast on area radio and television stations A large private club across the street from the curling rink was untouched by the storm as was a school just down the street The worst disaster ever to strike Windsor was a tornado in 1946. It killed 13 persons and left hundreds injured. 'Christian homes benefit'' native tots 'Herald Legislature Bureau Placing .native children exclusively in native foster homes would be ,i large step backwards, says MLA Doug Miller (SC UTTaber Warner) m the South especially who come to homes are well cared for and start to look like human beings.' Mr Miller said in an interview Wednesday He was reacting to a recommendation by president of the Voice of Alberta Native Women's Society that Native children should be placed in native or native run foster homes Health and Social Development Minister Neil Crawford told Mr Miller in the legislature that the government was considering the recommendation Mr Crawford said placing a larger percentage of native children in native homes would require ''some upgrading" in more homes Native children, primarily from British Columbia and northern Alberta, are being given excellent care in white homes m Southern Alberta. Mr Miller said "Because of habits and housing conditions, parents are willing to let their children go to foster Mr Miller said "I think placement officers and homes are doing a fine job He said members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints care for many native children with no compensation from the government Aaron lies Ku ill's record CINCINNATI Aaron. Atlanta Braves' 40- year-old slugger, earned his niche among baseball's immortals Thursday when he smashed the 714th home run of his career, tying the all-time record held by Babe Ruth. that's the nnws Good night Classified 24-27 Comics 22 rommwit 4. 5 District 17 Family IA. 19 IxK-al News 15. 16 Markets 23 Sports lft-12 7 TV fi Weather .3 Youth It LOW TONIGHT U, HIGH PRI. M; MAINLY SUNNY, WARM ;