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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta YOU IAV No. m By ARNIH MAKALA TORONTO (CP> Canada's treaty Indians should consider fielding imtepcnrjenl Indian candidates in 10 key ridings in the next federal election, says a memo from the Notional Indian Brotherhood. The statement, circulated among the brotherhood, suggests Indians take a more active approach to po- litics. The ridings, three in Ontario, two in British Co- lumbia anil one each in Alberta. Saskatchewan, Man- itoba, the Yukon and the Nortlnvesi Territories, all havo a high percentage of Irealy Indians on the electorate. At present, llio only Indian member of Parliament Is Lcn Maichand, Liberal member for Kamloops-Cari- boo in British Columbia. The member of the Okanagiin Indian band became the first Indian ever elected to Parliament when be defeated Davie Fulton, former Conservative justice minister, in 19C8. Tiie riding with the highest percentage of treaty Indians among eligible voters is Churchill in Mani- toba with Indians, or 25 per cent. The memo stresses that the number of native per- sons in specific ridings may tic higher but statistics for non-status Indians, Metis and Inuit are not avail- chic. Politics "Tlicre'is no doubt Uiat proper political repre- sentation, et'onomie development comes next, Gexvgo Manuel of Knmloops, B.C., president of the brother- hood, said in a recent interview. "And there's no doubt that is what need." "The onus is on the politicians, We arc going to challenge them because they have done nothing for our prassi'ooU. We challenge the; federal povcrruncnt on their multi-cultural political ploy. Others, besides the French and English, need Mr. Manuel, a 50-year-old Shuswap, said the memo Is being sent to all Indian chiefs. "We're certainly not telling them to vote for a certain he said. "Vi'e don't belong to any polit- cal party. And the idea of fielding an Indian candidate is just idea." The memo, prepared by a brotherhood worker, stales: "The publicity and political value of the Indians of Canada running 10 independent candidates from across IJie -untry i.s immeasurable, 'though the possibility of electing such a candi- date is remote in the majority of these areas, it would be of great service to the people to offer them an al- ternative to the typical white politician and the fact that such a candidate with a properly run campaign, would get a fair percentage of the vote in the riding M'ould point out to the successful candidate that lie, could not ignore the Indians in his constituency any longer." The memo also suggests that a respectable show- Ing by an Indian candidate "would perhaps influence while parties into looking into the feasibility cf nom- inating an Indian person in the next election." When asked about the memo, Dave Courchene, president of the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood, said: "We supported and helped three candidates in the last provincial election, They won and we already have benefited." He said the three were The Pas, won by Ron Mo Brycle, a member of the New Democratic Party; Churchill, Gordon Beard, Ind., and Rupert-stand, Jean Allard, NDP. The 10 ridings, their present members, and the percentage of treaty Indian voters are: Onlario F-rant Derek Blackburn, NDP (11 per Kenorn Etainy River .lohn M. Reid, Thunder Bay Keith R. Pcnner, I, Manitoba Churchill Robert .Simpson, PC Saskatchewan Meadow Lake Albert C, Cndieil, PC Alberta Athabaska Paul Yewcnuk, PC British Columbia Coast Chilcotin Paul St. Pierre, L Skccna Frank Howrsrd, NDP (171, Yukon Yukon lOrik Nielsen, PC Northwest. Territories Northwest Territories Rob- ert Orange, I. Wol.l-iiian mountains knives.., forks AI.K'ANTK, Utoulcri knives ami forks soft Init purfing happily ill liis firsl tiic "wnlf of lite is having his firsl. Inslo nf sflcr living lor 5" Tim mnn, his fliagay liair trailing down his hark, skin by Ihr anrl years nf rliiys. aii'l bis IOIIR tiiirnl, was hrnugiit from hi.s cxilf: lo n iinino. run hv Roman Catholic nuns !liis souliifafifcrn Spanish The man hiid Imif; been o lencntl in villages in the foolhills nf the Sierra Agnila rnminlain rango where lie has lived rough and out of contacl witJi for us long as the villagers can rcmcm- hcr. The. rains who biouf.l'.l him into I own ,1! Villena believe he was abandoned as a young child nnrt grew tip alone in (lie mountains. The change in modern town life is not proving en.iy for him Shaking only in gnmls, he has refused lo sleep Indoors...... inslead to spend the night in Ihe garden or hunehed in lite branches of a tree. Offered feed, he ipr.ores knives and forks and grabs il with his bare hands. The only concession, in fact, (hat he appears to have made lo civilization is lo draw excitedly on a cigarette. The nuns have him a name M.inolo (lar- eia to John I.KTIIHrUDGK, ALHKKTA, THURSDAY, APKII. B, TRICK NOT OVMR II) C'EN'l'S WO SECTIONS PAGES w Alberta act to decentra lly McIXTYKK 'llpralil Miitf KDMONTON A five year program to improve mental lieaHli facilities in Alberta will ho highlighted by the introduc- tion of a new menial health act next week. Neil Crawford, minister of health and social development, hopes the new act will be pass- ed by the legislature by Mia of t lip curre n I scss ion- likely by May. The five year program is aimed to decentralize mental health care, upgrade medical staff training and increase pa- tients' rights. "The objective is to develop first rale community based services for the mentally lite minister said in outlining the program in the legisla- ture. The aim is to decrease Urn number of people currently cared for in mental hospitals in favor of smaller facilities in their own communities. The Loughecd government pledged in the speech from the throne March 2 to lake im- mediate action on the three- year-old Alberta mental health slmiv directed by Dr. W. P. N. BU.ii-. The Blair report concluded that "Mm menially ill in Al- berta arc in an underprivileged position now and the nation against, them must The government plans to rnme mental health care away from large institutions into smaller facilities, wherever possible, said Mr. Crawford. Mental hospitals currently operate at Edmonton, Red Door and Ponoka. Smaller fa- cilities operate at Ray mono, Cliirc.sholm ami Cam rose. HOSPITAL CAKE In addition, guidance clinics serve communities and sur- rountling localities a I Edmon- ton. Red Deer. Calgary, Lclli- bridge, Medicine Hal and (Jrande Prairie. The five program in- cludes a reorganization of the department of health amf socinl development, said the minister. He snirl belter procedures to commit and detain mental pa- tients he spelled out in tiie ne'iv act. "This would, we hope, clear the way for general hospitals to care for .some he said. General hospitals would be appropriate in some instances to take patients away from over crowded facilities at Ivl- niunton r.rul Ponoka. ho "SpccKiI attention Mill bo paid to patients' riphls and HIP, assurance thai these spcctcd, both in admission pro- cedures and in visiting rights ami in com muni cation by patients with members of their families and others outside in- lie said new methods air fir- Ing sought to recruit and train staff MORE KMPMASIS More emphasis will be placed on using supplementary n'ork- such as psychologists, group therapists, counsellors and cial workers, said Mr. Craw- ford. Kcyiona) coiT-iMiiiL! nf local people In help phn health services will br om'CJiir- Myrd, he said. f Ifoup care fir to If) patients each lie si tip throughout Alberta, )io s.'tr.l. A diagnostic nod treatment for rnuUiplc' handicap- puf children is currently plan- nod for Calvary (o serve south- ern Alfx'rta. Tliy mentally ill the group of handicapped in Alberta and arc- considered within some general planning for the handicapped. A new protzrain to create workshop1'" b a trjt '-'.hen- in a run t rol let 1 set linn h rt n t] ;r n ppc< pCMipte can varunn and urnipations, ho said. Pollution pact will be signed OTTAWA United States and Canada have reached final agreement on a massive program to clean up pollution on the Great Lakes, authoritative sources said today. President Nixon and Prime Minister Trudean will sign the agreement here next Saturday, the last day of Mr. Nixon's visit to Ottawa. He arrives here for the brief visit next Thursday night. The construction program is expected to cost more than billion with the United .Stales bearing Ihe major burden since- most of the facilities will be in tbc U.S. There have been indications that the agreement will also provide for increased pollution surveillance authority by the In- tern a t 1 J oi nl Com m iss ion. The pact was worked out in substance at a meeting of Cana- dian and U.S. negotiators in "Washington this February. according to an in- formed .source, ah that remains to be agreed upon is an official French version ot the agree- ment. FIRST AS PRESIDENT Signing of the agreement may be the only concrete achieve- ment of the visit, Mr. Nixon's first to Ottawa since he beeamo president. The president has said he ex- pects no breakthroughs in his talks with Prime Minister Tru- deau on economic differences between Canada and the U.S. Mr. Nixon will he nied by his wife, by Secretary of State William Rogers and presidential foreign affairs ad- vi.ser Henry Kissinger. He will fly into Ottawa's Up- lands ahport at p.m. April 13. Two hours later, lie will at- tend a stain dinner at Govern- ment House as guest of Gov.- Gen. Roland Michener, Tiie president will stay at Government House during the visit. Friday morning. April 14. Mr. Nixon will confer for three hours with Mr. Trudeau on bi- lateral and internalional ques- tions. Mr. Rogers and External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp uill confer separately. The same afternoon, Mr. Nixon Mill address a joint ses- sion of the Commons and Se- nate. Friday nighl, the president will attend a special perform- ance of the National Art.s Centre orchestra. The o f n v; i n g dav. nf shimmed n a.m., he and Mr. Trudeau will sign the Great Lakes agree- ment. tnany closed the Berlin wall to West Berliners today, ending an Faster holiday period of to Fast Merlin and East Ger- many. Rorder guards also resumed close control of Berlin's lo ami from West Ger- many. An estimated StW.non West Jlnrliiicrs liar] gone Eosl in eight days over The Fast. Germans had rosfricfcd Ihein- Kelvc.s lo identity checks of transit motorists who did not have lo get out of (heir cars or open them lo search. Weekly eabiiiel meeliii" off OTTAWA (IT i Thr- regular weekly Thursday cabinet meel- ing wr.s cancelled today becsuse Prime Minister Trurtcaii si ill is on vacation in British Columbia. He left a week ago for a skiing holiday at the chalet of his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair. p-.-iiiic minister is ex- pected hack in Ollawa during I he. weekend. SAIGON" (AP) The United States u n I e a s h e ci todfiy ttie heaviest air on Norlh Vietnam the bornbinn li'ilt in in Jin ;il I em pi lo (.'ill nfj K Norlh Vit'lnamcsc offensive in Soulh Vietnam. On the ground. North ami Vietnamese li a tiled for ;i district loun 75 miles norlli of Sfiiiiun. The enemy nltack rolled inln its ciphtli rf.iy on the north- SOUTH VIETNAM hockey OFFENSIVE BROADENS The North Vietnamese Wednesday opened o new front 70-75 miles norili of Saigon hi their seven-day-old offensive. The offensive clso Is threatening the provincial capita! of Ouang Tri, Fresh violence BUENOS AIRES (Reutcrl Fresh violence erupted in Ar- gentina Wednesday night with snipers and police exchanging fire in one city as a major con- flict loomed between the mili- tary government and organized labor. Seen and heard About town I JO ST KS S Valrrir Killer taking a chocolate bar break ami claiming over ev- ery munch that "I don't real- ly need it.1' Kim Hanson brn.sliijijj rlnv.ii some hulls be hseeu 5 h o w classes in the Kxhibition Pavilion and still managing to tell Judy burner fhat girls are just as hard Jo Nindle lolling 'i e r n 1 <1 Miller dial niarriago i.s not really an ordeal. Troops and police went into action with tear pas to disperse demonstrators marching on the centre of the western city of Mendoza after t he funera! of one of two men killed Tuesday in clashes during a protest against a rise in electricity prices. The other death occurred in San Juan, 75 miles to the norlh. More than 100 persons were also injured in Tuesday's clashes be- tween demonstrators mid police. Wednesday nighi's demonstra- tion in Mrndoza in defiancr of a rurfrw imposed by military BuUiorilies afler Ihey declared a slain of rmcrgenry and look fiver control of the usually quiet wine-producing province1. The current unrest temporar- ily diverted the govrrnmenl's attention from the kidnapping flays ago by urban pierriHa.s oT .Italian motor executive Obcr- dan Sallustro. Police swooped on the Allan- tic coast holiday resort of Mar del Plata during (he nipht hop ing to find rlnrs thrtt would lead them fo thp "people's prison" where Snllnirn is being held. TORONTO (CTM The CTV national network televif.c tonight 's National Hockey League quarter-final game from New York between ths Rangers and Montreal Canadiens begin- ning at fi MST. The game at Boston between Ihe Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will be shown on CFTO Toront o and C K CQ Ki tch ener. MacLnren Advertising, which holds the rights to Hockey Night in Canada, made announce- ment today and also announced television coverage for the remaining games in both best- of-seven series. 1'ed Hough said MacLaren is attempting to set up a radio net- work to provide broadcasts of the games in areas not served by CTV affiliated stations. The CRC, which is unable to televise the quarter-final games on ils English-language network because of a labor dispute, an- nounced earlier it will provide radio coverage of all Sunday games, all decisive games in the quarter- and semi-finals and all games in the final. A CHC spokesman said deci- sive games are those in which a team would be eliminated if it lost. prn fronf. Fighting continued in the central highlands. U.S. sources estimated thai pbnes attacked targets in North Vietnam, half frum 7lli Fleet, carriers and half from bases in South Vietnam anil Thailand. They said the attacks were ordered by President Nixon. Three carriers worn commil- IcrJ to the air campaign. Kivfi destroyers offshore added their five-inch guns to the. bombard- ment. Targets w ere anti-aircraft. surf ace-to-air missiles, and long-range artillery sites, radar stations and storage areas. CLAIMS 111 JF.TS DOWN The Nortli Vietnamese radio said JO U.S. jets were shot down over North Vietnam during the day. The U.S. command de- clined lo say whether any planes were lost. Sources sari all the strikes were south of the 20th parallel, which is 200 miles north of the demilitarized dividing Ihe two Vietnams. Planes also attacked the North Vietnamese on the north- ern front of Soulh Vietnam and adjacent areas in Laos. North of Saigon, elements of three .North Vietnamese divi- sions were repor t ed to h a ve poured across the Cambodian border and surrounded the dis- trict town of Loc Ninh, 73 miles north of Saigon and five miles from the frontier, Official Vietnamese sources said Lt.-Gen. Nguyen Van Minh, commander of the 3rd Military Region, met with Gen. freight on V.'. Abrarns to re- quest more U.S. air support. U.S. sources said the large- scale attack inside North Viet- nam by the 7th Air Force and the planes and ships of the 7th Fleet was ordered by Presi- dent Nixon. is the CBC Livestock port ready at Contts CALGAHY A live- stork ruMoms port -il near the United .Slates l.ordor, has been completed by Ilia henllli of animals brnrb of llm federal agriculture department. Dr. Ituss Jieid of the rlcnarl- mcut's district office said the new yard is larger and more necop.sibte than the previous facility and make handling; ar.d inspection of animals eas- ier. Tiie old yard was usually full and some northbound ship- ments had been handled hy the U.S. port a! Sweetgrass, Mont hut larger rattle1 movements in recent years had created con- Canada-Cuba snarling: dies down OTTAWA "'Pi Holalinns betueen and Cuba ap- peared lo be springing hack to aflrr n stormy 311 hours follnned (he fnlnl Tuesday of I lie. trafffi mission in Monlrcal. One of the more than 20 Cu- bans r.i liic died as a result of lh? blast and six others were arrested in a tangle with police in which guns were lev- elled, an inspector 's nose punched nud files destroyrd. Cuban Premier Fidel Castro levelled a biting speech a'- Tula's hi lily in protect diplo- matic guests ami accused Monl- police of "brutal and Kas- cist mellicxl foiu-rrri ihis deplorable PX- ternal affairs ropliofl in n jlatc- inci'if here, tlis'- suit of the culprits believed lo he Cubans living in the being given hip lies t priority. Cuban Amlmssndor .lose etc Cossio rind actiuii Kxlernnl Af- i ji i i e t1. M. Di'ui'y ivcre oNpccttH'l tn mcel tmiay and possibly work out thfi ing gled diploma Ik: Mnfus of I lie mission and its representatives, ALLOWS niKCK The snarling began to din after Dr. HI Montreal, where be allowed in- of (he misFion for clues. Police sfijcl liiioi- hc-n.b thai killed Sergio Perez, 23. and ripped (he lop floor off a 12-storcy building was among tiie largest ever in Montreal- An aulopsy dny rovenU'd i'ortv bled lu dealli from nuilliplc! glass culs, the. f.'.nban coosulain ripened to the MonlresI bomb Mpiad for n thorough search after a tip Ibal a bomb wjis Ificre and sot 10 cx- plrtflti at midnight Wednesday. None was found despite an ex- haustive search of the premises. Canadian diplomatic person- nel in Cuba were- receiving no extra security and retaliation wasn't expected, Premier CaMm, flaying Cruia- di.iii security, .said in effect scairily i.s siijK'i'ior W HDVfhJDg Canada could offer. CAIRO (Rcutcrl Epypt cut diplomatic relations with Jor- dan today, (lie Middle East News Agency reported IITO. The move [ollov.-s Cairo's reject ion of King Hus- sein's plan for n federal king- dom on both banks of the Jor- dan. The hrcaV; was niinrnnicccl by liepuly Premier Abdol Kadcr llaiem. itfter a cabinet meeting, lie said that the decision had become "a prerequisite1 of the requirements tif the battle with Israel." In King Hussein's plan, an- nounced March U. he proposed that Jordan transform into tuo semi-autonomous regions- Jordan on the East Bank of the river, and Palestine on the Vest Bank, now occupied by Israel, Amman would remain I ho capital of the Jordan region while Jerusalem would become ttie capital of Palestine, with Amman (he federal capital. The plan has been rejected not only by the Palestine resist- ance organizations and other Arab countries, but also by Is- rael, without whose co-operation it appears on impossible propo- sition, urged S Frmu AP-KFX'TJ.R ISLAMABAD, Pakistan fm Prpsirlrnl Zulfikfir Hhimo hn? received a Jnltrr from In- rlian Prime MiniMrr Indira Gandhi proposing Mimmil talks, if nffirially diM-lnsr-d lorlny. Jary, [flikhar All. Inld rVporlrrs the president preparing a reply to the Ic-ttcT received through Sv-iss representatives tuo days Tiie iflicr uncondi- tional talks ;il suniintt level nnd proposed thai officials arrange such a meeting. Mennwliilc. India and the So- viet Union issued a joint .state- ment todrjy favoring direct brfweon Ih" cnvprnnipnts nf Jnrfin, and I'akistan to achieve an early political tlemcnl. The was issued at (be enri of a Iwo-dny visit to Moscow by Indian Foreign Min- ister Swar.'in Sinjrh. The state- ment wns rclertsed in New Dellii a nd I six hours n ft er return. Dies under wheels of fransit bus EDMONTON (CPt Oscar Morlin, fix, of Kchnonton be- came the city's Fcvonlli traffic fatality Thursday uhon lie died of injuries MI f ft red Ir.U1 in under llio rear wlicets of a city transit, bus he. had aliphlH from. ;