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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UIHBRIDGI HtKAlD WtHnoidoy, April 5, 177J Model UN in Africa debale Hy M.MSU'NK COOKSll.VW Mcralil Stall Writer polciHtcs lo the 1072 model Vniled Nations lU're (need with n K'liRlhy nnil opinioncd dc- 1.ale in their Ia5t session Tues- day, but came wilh no solu- tion satisfactory to a two-thirds majority o( their members. The Icpic under discussion was the blindage, of Namibia. Angola anil Mozambique and (lie discriminatory action prac- tised in some parts of Africa. H was Hie general concensus of Ihe delegates that the coun- tries should be released, but the major difficulty was deciding cm the course ol action to be l.ikcn by Ihe UN in effecting this release. The resolution proposed that "immediate and effective ac- tioa" be taken and the four amendments voted on each suggested which type of action would be most practical and effective. Portugal, spain and South Af- rica were uniled in disapproval of releasing the provinces. Portugal said that the prov- inces were not oppressed, that a great deal o! investment and responsibility by the mother country was involved, and that the provinces would be granted their freedom when they were able to accept it. Spain brought up the point that the nations could not be self-supporting at the present time and would face possible domination and exploitation without Ihe protection of the mother country. South Africa stated Ihe peo- ple who control a country arc best able to decide when the nation is ready for self-govern- ment, and that it was an inter- nal problem and ITN interfer- ence was not welcomed. It said that the races vvere separated in order to maintain both cul- tures, and thai rumors of op- pression were leaked out by a small minority. The People's Republic of China spoke of its experiences with the ''economic exploitation by an imperialist nation" and voiced approval of the resolu tion. Sweden found the provinces' domination a threat to the de- velopment of Africa and a jeo-l lardy to UN authority, Italy said Ihe provinces were being deprived of (he benefit support of .ill nations, nnd ubjected only to the faults of one It was "capitalist degeneracy" mil "disgusting exploitation" according to the Union of So- Socialist Republics. The country withdrew its amend- ment in suppon of the proposal by Ihe People's Uepublic of China. The amendment proposed by that country required Ihe ces- sation of military activities, the establishment of an arms em- bargo, the expansion of sanc- tion against Southern Rhodesia and its allies, and moral and material assistance to the colo- nial territories. It was defeated by a vote of 33 lo nine. A Swedish proposal demand- ing the release of the territor- ies and threatening military ac- tion if refused brought favor- able comments from Japan and Brazil, who were "tired of in- effective action." The Central African Republic said that Ihe UN. us an inter-] claims, the cessation (if mill- national peace-Keeping organi- i tary aid to Portugal and the zalion, could not justify Ihe use j formation of UN pcace-ki of forceful methods and could rely on few countries for assis- incc. Tlie Uniled Stales comment- ed that UN peace-keeping 'orces had previously been .jrought in only at the request of both countries involved, and that in this instance, they were neither wanted nor needed. The amendment was defeat- ed 2'1 to 11. keeping forces should South Africa re- fuse to co-opeute in the peace- ful replacement of their gov- ernment in Namibia. The amendment was not adopted by n two-thirds ma- jority the result was 22 to 13. A vote on the rcsolulion it- self without the addition of any amendments was defeated 26 to 111. The 1972 model Uniled Na- The U.S. proposal, supported, ticns concluded its rwo-day ses- by France, was "designed to sion with a banquel at thc'Leth- facilitate economic progrea- b r i u g c Cclltgiate institute sion, human justice, ami aoove Tuesday mghli Featured speak- all peace." It recommended the cr wns Dr. Davia clark, Iorm. imposition of economic and! mcmhcr or lllc Economic trade sanctions. aurt Councii of tnc Supported by the USSR Nations General Assem- Ihe statement that Ihe prime j function of the UX is to pi'c- '_______________ serve the motion v.'as lost by a vote of 25 to 19. Ethiopia said the presence of South Africa in Namibia was il- legal and the jurisdiction was the responsibility of the UN. It advocated the removal of Por- tuguese forces and territorial 81 building permits in March Regional bargaining could make school boards stamps' EDMONTON (Staff) The newly elected president of the Alberta Teachers' Associa- tion says he is strongly op- posed to regional bargaining and feels it couKl eventually lead to school trustees becom- ing a rubber stamp organiza- tion with no real authority over finances. Murray Jampolsky of Ed- monton said a natural followup to regional bargaining is pro- vincial bargaining and. hi says, this will result In a down- grading of authority ajid auto- nomy of school boards. "If this trend continues anil good for other public he said. 'It should not be selective In hitting cnc of the most essen- tial services of society edu- cation." Mr. Jampolsky said he is particularly concerned with the growing public outcry againt Ihe money on education "Because of the large figure, it is the most accessible tar- get. "If public works, for in- stance, spent the largest amount of money, the public would probably focus its at- Today's education system controls mankind's survival we eventually bargain on a provincial level, then, ihe trus- tees, as B viable organization, might not be said Mr. Jampolsky. "This is one of the main he said "that I co- pose regional bargaining.'' Mr- Jampolsky added that regional bargaining also force.1! leachers to bargain with some- one- other than their employers. He also expressed opposition to the requirement that school hoards must go lo a plebes- cite to come up with extra funds to finance programs. "If the plehescite is Rood for education, then it should ha By HON CALDWELL Herald vStaH Writer EDMONTON What your child learns in school today could play a role in determining whether mankind survives. That warning was issued by Norman Goble, secretary-gen- eral o( the Canadian Teachers' Federation, in an address to delegates attending the 55th Annual Representative As- sembly of ihe Alberta Teach- ers' Association here. Mr. Goble said the time Is rapidly approaching when Ca- nadians will have lo make de- cisions that could determine (he very future of mankind. The building and inspection i department issued 81 develop- j jnent permits in March lotal- I ling Sl.BTZ.-IBl. The figure is up slightly from last year's total of i For the first three months this year, local construction figures have reached an increase of over the not a case of i same period in 1971. not enough money available! During March, house being spent 1 tack on this." He said its for educalion. its just that peo- Utniction accounted for ple don't want to Rive up the QOO. Contractors look out per- luxuries to pay for Ihe necessi-! for 35 new houses. t'cs' One permit was issued lo to "There was about 5150 mil- lion spent on liquor in Alberta last year and million was in he said. "The spending on luxury items shows that educalion is not that far out ol line was Boychuck Construction Ltd. build the Alberta Motor Association offices at 5th Ave. and 6lh SI. S. Holdings was issued a permit lor construction ol a medical dental clinic at 2931 11LEGAL PARKING Illegal parking is slill o problem in lelhbridge. Con parked on city streets in Ihe manner of Ihe one shown above will be ticketed. If Ihey create a traffic hazard or block traffic cily police will have the car lowed away al he expense. "A lot of money is spent on' 20th Ave. S. for ROBBERIES A of seven robher'es were reported lo Lcthbudpe city police, in 1971 five of the 20-student classrooms for elementary grades? EDMONTON (Staff) A resolution calling for a maxi- mum of 20 students per class- room in elcmcnlary school won easy approval during the Tues- day session of the Alberta Teachers' Association Annual Representative Assembly. The resolution stated that many of Ihe less-serious learn- ing difficulties of children could be adequately dealt with iu Lhe early grades If teachers had sufficient opportunity to give children individual attention. "Class sizes In elementary schools are too large for teach- ers to be able lo make ade- quate Identification of learning difficulties, leastwise to give them the kind of attention they the resolution said. "Early Identification of and special education for children who have special problems of behavior, self management of learning, is certain to result in less need for special classes in 'Education makes us fit to make such decisions. To try to reduce its importance would je he said. 'Education holds the key to survival and it should not be a question of whether we can af- ford education, but rather of whether we can afford to be without it." Mr. Goble said the present trend of downgrading the im- portance of education is "deep- ly disturbing." "We arc in a lime when we are being brought face to face with basic social issues it u a time when the process of edu cation becomes more Impor- tant." "Time is running out on us. If we don't face Ibis as the ultimate responsibility ol teachers, we know whot the re- sult will be." Mr. Goble said Ihis Is pre- cisely the time to losen the purse strings that hold Ihe edu- calional dollar, rather than pull them tight. Commenting on bylaw pass- ed during Ihe conference that would enable a special ATA committee to decertify "incom- petent" teachers, Mr. Goble education, but its not that much I The city also look oul a per-, persons accused of robbery in comparison to what is spent j mil, for a reservoir in were cleared and IAVO were in other areas." I west Lethbridge. prosecuted. TKA1NING COURSE City police constable M. M. J. St. Onge nltended an HCMP [raining course for junior con- stables in Edmonton during January. 1971. BUDGET QUADRUPLES The operating budget of the University of Letbbridgc has nc-aiiy quadrupled in the past Ihrcc years. II has grown from 563.000 in 1903-69 to ia Concerts tonight, Thursday higher grades." The assembly defeated an austerity resolution lo close the Calgary regional office of Ihe ATA and lo put the brakes on any further expansion of re- gional offices. Passing of the bylaw would have seen all services centra- lized al the ATA head office in Edmonton. Such a move would have spe- cial Implications for southern Alberta teachers because busi- ness that is now handled through the Calgary office would have lo be channeled through Edmonton, resulting in delays when personnel are re- quired to visit local areas. The decision also means that a regional office may he estab- lished in within the next few years. described it as "a strong move for leadership." Fie said Alberta teachers are the first in Canada to adopt such a slrong attitude, although Saskatchewan has had similar legislation for some time. "This move will be looked at very carefully by leachers in other he said, One group of professional cavity-fighters has just recognized another. Crest is now officially recognized effective against cavities by the Canadian Dental Association. The Canadian Dental Association is the national organization of dentists in Canada. Here's exactly what they said about Crest: "Crest has been shown to be an effective decay- preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously applied program of oral hygiene and regular professional care." Now you don't have to take just our word for it when we say Crest fights cavities. The Canadian Dental Association says so too. graul for folk ai'ls The Alberta folk arts coun- cil, care of Donald Browne, Lclhbridge has received ap- proval of a grant from the department of culture, youth and recreation. The grant was among approve d for six Alberta groups by cabinet order. The next concert in the Uni- vcrsily of I.ethhridge concert series will be held tonight in the Vatcs Memorial Centre at The University of Lelhbridge Choir, accompanied hy Louise Chapman, pianist and conrx'jl- cd by George Skipworth will perform. Included In the program arc numbers hy Kathleen Holl, pia- nist ami (he Madrigal Singers under the direction of Profes- sor Skipworlh. Tickets are 50 cents for stu- dents and 52 for adults, and ran he purchased at the box of- fice prior to the performance. The University of Lethbridge music department noon hour recital will hs held Thursday at p.m. in Room E690. Louise Chapman, pianist, will peform the piano concerto in E minor hy Chopin. Luc i en Need- ham will play the piano reduc- tion of the orchestral accom- paniment. The public is Invited to tend. Local students lo attend Model UN at Winnipeg V Fighting cavities is the whole idea behind Crest. V Naomi Hoyt and Andrew Teteris of Lethbridge will act as delegates from Belgium at the 15th model United Nations Assembly held in Winnipeg, April 7 and 3 at the fled River Communily College. Tho model Naloins Assembly, or MUNA, is a youth service nnd International service project organized and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg. A similar project concluded today at the Lelhbridge Colle- giate Institute. The program is designed to provide both student and atlull participants wilh the opportun- ity lo examine foreign policy, Increase knowledge of many nations, and give first hand Experience in the norkiaga c! tha UN. The four resolutions to ba covered arc protection of Ihe environment, private foreign Investment, South Africa and Namibia, and the banning o( chemical ajid biological wea- pons. More than 200 students from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Mani- toba, Ontario, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin will act as delegates for 111 nations, including the People's Repub- lic of China. Delegates will be billeted In the homes of Winnipeg Rotar- ians, and recreational activi- ties have been planned. The climax of the two day session is a banquet and dance, with featured speaker Y v o n Bcniilne. Canadian ambassador to the UN. ;