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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Revamped labor act stresses collective bargaining EDMONTON (CP) The government Wednesday intro- duced a huge, revamped labor act which, it says, tried to put the emphasis on collective bar- gaining rather than on strikes The a c t, however, con- tains no new restrictions on strikes Labor Minister Bert Hohol said it adds, in some circum- stances, an increased number of steps in the bargaining pro- cess to give the disputing parties a greater chance of reaching agreement without resorting to a strike or lockout. "We want to put the empha- sis on collective bargaining of which the strike is only a Dr. Hohol said outside the leg- islature. He said the use of labor courts to settle disputes had not proven successful in places where it had been tried "so we've got to improve on what we've got." In addition, compulsory arbitra- tion although sometimes nec- essary is a "complex area in which no one wins." Among ths changes is provis- on for establishment of a "vo- luntary collective bargaining ar- bi.ration board." The board would bet up at the request of both minister said. "The parties would be close enough to say we'll agree voluntarily to accept the decision of the board." Another change enlarges the. Board of Industrial Relations so it will be able to hold more hearings. Dr. Hohol also said A'berta is moving in the direction of the "cooling-off period" for labor and management as provided under legislation in the United States. The new act would permit the minister to call in both sides for a final review of the issues separating them before the slrike. He said the strike problem "is not that bad in Alberta com- pared with other areas." "Of course, even one is loo many if it disrupts the econ- omy." What is bad, he said, is the time collective bargaining takes. He mentioned a dispute involv- ing teachers in rural areas of southern Alberta which has been going on since last May. Fines for illegal strikes are increased under the new act to a maximum of a day from the present a day. Other changes include a pro- vision that 50 per cent, plus one person, of the neople who vote must be in favor of a strike before it can bbe schedul- ed. Fines for violation of the labor act such as for not paying at least the minimum wage or not providing holiday pay are increased to a maximum of for a corporation from the present maximum of Fines for employers which are not corporations are raised to a maximum of from the present Classic touch A demonstrator clambers down from a statue of composer Ludwig von Beethoven after it decorated with a Viet Cong flag in Bonn, West Germany. Youthful protesters left the flag on the statue during leftist against the visit of South Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thieu. NDP ranks jubikint over gain By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA There was cautious jubilation in the New Democratic Party caucus Wednesday over the results of the latest Gallup Poll which shew the third party has picked up four points, indicating electoral approval of its present policy of keeping ths Liberal minority government in power. NDP spokesmen, who keep a close tab on the im- pact of (heir policies, are confident that the sharp gain in their popularity in the public opinion poll can be attributed to their decision to try and keep parlia- ment functioning and avoid an early election. "It's worked. Canadians at heart are a conserva- tive, spell that with a small 'c'. people who like order and don't want the boat rocked. They see us trying to keep parliament operating and they agree with that procedure. But don't think that this will mean we will keep on supporing the Grits said one veteran member of the NDP caucus. The Progressive Conservatives meantime were px- zled by the large drop of six points in that party's popularity in the poll. Tory spokesmen were inclined to attribute it to the impression that has gone across or the Conservatives were following "obstructionist" tactics in the housc. "We haven't been aU that obstructionist, but we have been labelled by David Lewis and the media as 'obstructionist" and that has said a Tory mem- ber who has fought several elections successfully. Tlie Gallup Poll was based on interviews in March. II showed the Liberals up one point from the last poll taken in February, to 40. The Conservatives had dropped six coints (o 30. The NDP were up four points to 20 and the Social Credit and other parties gained one point to a record a showing of W. Inside Tm gletf 1 wasn't here when The was on.' Classified.....22-26 Comics 36 Comment 4, 5 District. 3. 9, 15 Family 38, 59 Locail News 13. 14 Markets 20. 21 Sports 1M? Theatres 7 Weather 2 Youth..........8 LOW TOXFGHT 35. HIGH FRIDAY 55: SJIOUfcRS American trusts Cauada WASHINGTON (CP) A Midwest congressman, arguing in favor of moving Alaska oil through a Canadian pipeline, said Wednesday ''I would rathsr trust Canadians than some nabob in the Middle Representative John B. An- derson, a Republican, told a House of Representatives sub- committee that without Alaskan oil, "The Midwest will be de- pendent on the whims of Middle East oil producers for more than 50 per cent of its total pet- roleum supply." He outlined the rich resources of the Arab states and added: "The effect of these kinds o! resources, coupled with ideolo- gical fervor and nationalistic pride, enabled Libya to force companies to increase oil royal- tics by 120 per cent between 1969 and 1971. "The ruler of Libya. Col. M u m m a r Gaddafi, further states that he now decides for- eign economic policy on two cri- Islam be helped and Israel be harmed? The po- tential for political blackmail is Anderson was speaking in fa- vor of a pipeline from the north Slope of Alaska, through Ed- monton and south into the United States, touching on the fact that such a route would be under Canadian control. "I would much rather trust administration of that pipeline to he said. "Uisn to some nabob in the Middle East who might decide to turn off the spiggot because he didn't agree with some point of U.S. foreign The subcommittee, esseo- tially. was studying the question of right--f-way across public iands-specifkally as it affects the cowl stalled pipeline. Picasso's kin swallows fluid VALLAURIS. France (API Pablito Picasso. 23. grandson of the late artist Pablo Picasso, was taken 10 hospital today alter swallowing potassium chloride WcacWnp Fluid. Hospital officials described his condition as serious. PaWito's father. Panto, 52, is the artist's only legitimate son and one of his principal heirs. He took charge of arrange- wnls for Picasso's to tiro chateau of Yawe- and remained close to Picasso's vidcrv. Jacqueline, Hie artist died Apni s. The Letltbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 104 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 82 PAGES Long, hot summer is forecast in park areas await move Bv PAUL Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Rocky Mountain constituency MP Joe Clark says the federal government will find it's going to be a long, hot sum- mer in the townsites of the three national parks in Alberta. "The residents of the towns- ites in Banff. Jasper and Water- ton Lakes parks believe they have become the forgotten people of Canada. They want to be treated as citizens by the federal government, not as colo- nial subjects." says Mr. Clark whose riding takes in all three national parks. Since being elected to the Commons last Oct. 30th. Mr. C'srk has raised the problems of the residents on a number of occasions in the House of Com- mons and in various standing Parliamentary committee meet- ings. He hasn't been too happy at the answers he's received from Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chretien and top departmental civil servants. The three major issues raised by the residents have been well publicized over the past few months: has imposed sub- stantial rent increases for both commercial and residental properties. Some increases are as hiph as 6000 per cent. residents want some say in running their townsites. They want some autonomy rather than having their affairs dictated from some civil ser- vant hundreds of miles away in Ottawa. housing crisis has devel- oped in Banff and Jasper. People who work in the parks are havng to commute as much as 100 miles a day. The federal government, which has total authority over the towns- ites. has shown no indication of swift action to solve the housing shortage. Mr. Clark savs that from a number of visits and meetings he has attended in the townsites since being elected he has pained the imoression that resi- dents are "sick and tired'' of waiting for enlightened govern- ment action that never comes. "It seems to me that Ot- tawa just doesn't trust the towrsite residents. They are be- ginning to realize this and it certainly isn't going to help the relationship between Ottawa and the residents.'' The Rocky Mountain ilP feels that the residents are going to become increasinglv more de- manding toward Ottawa and that the federal government could soon find itself in an em- barrassing position. Jobless drop seen OTTAWA 'CPl Real jjrorcrtJi in the economy is ex- pected to htt seven per cent in 3975 and lead to a significant drop in uncnroloymeil. Finance John Turner said Thursday in a ccixral review of Hie review, tabled in the Commons, said measures in Mr. Turner's Fcib. 39 budget will maintain upward economic jncmsntjum that has been ap- parent since SepteinJier last year SHAGGY MUSKOXEN HEAD FOR ALBERTA Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Muskoxen may soon join the Alberta agriculture industry, Agricul- ture Miniter Hugh. Homer told the legislature Wednes- day. "There are one or two min- or questions with regard to animal health that have to be resolved." Dr. Hcrner told Gordon Stromberg rose) who said there is a sur- plus of large shaggy animals in the Northwest Territories. sure that our depart- ment would help in any way we could in establishing this inter- esting side line in agriculture for said the min- ister. In an interview, Mr. Strom- berg said Alberta farmers should be interested in raising muskoxen for their valuable wool which sells for more than a pound. A rancher at Hayler, near the Saskatchewan border east of Red Dser. recently purchas- ed a male and female musk- ox from ths San Francisco Zoo for about each, he said. Muskoxen also live at the Alberta Game Farm near Ed- monton. The Albberta Department of Federal and Me-governmen- tal Affairs has already start- ed negotiations with Ottawa and the N.W.T government to permit the export of musk- ox calves to Alberta, said Mr. Slromberg. Muskoxen are between sheep and oxen in characteristics with long shaggy dark colored wool. They are native to the barren northern areas. By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer The chairman of the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association says he expects word from. Labor Minister Bert Hohol today on the next step in setting wages for rural teachers. Ray Clark said he and other rural trustees are "not entirely happy" with an agreement approved Wed- nesday" by country teachers although SASAA nego- tiators voted unanimously in favor of the agreement simply to "get this situation settled. "I hope this will be taken into consideration by the government when an arbitrator is appointed, or if wage negotiations are done through free collective Mr. Clark said. Contract approved Rehearsal begins for Royal Tour Slightly more than 700 teach- -rs approved a 16-month contract with SASAA during a two-and-a half hour closed meeting at Leth- bridge Wednesday night. The contract does not list sal- ary increases for teachers, the mam cause of a three-week strike in 18 rural districts March 12 to April 1. The vote, 413 to 291, ratifies the agreement signed Friday by negotiators which leaves the amount of salary increases for teachers to be set by a gov- ernment appointed arbitration board. At Edmonton, the president of the Alberta Teachers' Associa- tion says any move by the government to arbitrate wages will be more destructive to the education process "than all the teacher strikes in Alberta's past and future. "We deplore the destructive and negative actions of the government in its intervention in collective bargaining. The threat of compulsory arbitra- tion is one the side of the em- ployers (trustees) and against the employees "This blatant dscrimination against teachers can only lead to extreme Dr. Murray Jampolsy said. OTTAWA (CP) The rehear- sal for the June-July visit of the Queen begins this weekend as a cluster of officials sets off to pre-enact what she and Prince Philip will do. Every detail of the daily vis- its to places in Prince Edward Island. Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan must be deter- mined, with the timing pared down to minutes. The Queen and Prince Philip will make two visits to Canada this summer. The first is from June 24 to July 5. The second begins July 31 and ends Aug. 4. The second visit will be re- stricted to visits in the Ottawa area. The rehearsal, to last two weeks, will be overseen by Philip Moore, deputy private secretary to the Queen. The contingent will be led by Brig.-Gen. P. Stewart Cooper, organizer for the visit. Gen. Cooper pierced the last two Royal visits in 1970.and 197J. During their dry-run tour the general's planners will meet with local and provincial offi- cials to decide details of cere- monies the Queen will partici- pate in. They will pace off distances for timing, determine where crowds wilt be allowed to stand, and hundreds of other points in- volved in moving a cavalcade through from one ceremony to another. STAFF OF 2fl Gen. Cooper began planning Ihc trip in November. He has since assembled a staff of about 20. Each has a specific function in carrying out the overall pro- gram approved by the Queen in February. Gen. Cooper's unit dissolves after the visit. He is normally a counsellor with the Canadian High Commission in London. Many of the planners are mil- itary personnel. They refer to the rehearsal as a "tactical ex- ercise without troops." Maj. Hubert Leduc, who will act as the Queen's equerry dur- ing the tour, will be along for the rehearsal. Security for the trip will be handled by the RCMP in co-or- dination with provincial and lo- cal police forces. Estimates of the total number of persons accompanying the Queen vary from a dozen to a hundred. The exact number is confidential. allowances provided Sten and heard About town DUD remarking how good he feels now that spring is here. "I could pull a cow up bill and do half the beJJering" Aid. Bill Kcrgan telling West Lcthbridge planners he wouldn't think of buying a west side house unless he could have his favor- ite colors coral and white. Wednesday's agreement pro- vides allowances for principals and vice-principals ranging be- tween 8.2 and 9.3 per cent, de- pending on the number of teschers at any one school. The contract, from Sept. 1, 1972 to Dec. 31. 1973. also pro- vides half salary for teachers granted professional leave to a maximum in 1973 in- creasing to a maximum next September. Professional leave is granted only after seven years teaching service and at the discretion of trustees. The trustees agreed to end payment for partial years of university education by Sep- tember, 1974. This would effect a saving of about a year. The contract also provided that school boards will contrib- ute 100 per cent of the Jong term disability portion of t h e Alberta school employees bene- fit plan, esepcted to cost a year. Me] Spackman. a spokesman for the teachers, said the trust- ees contribution will be equal to about 50 per cent of teacher premiums for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and Blue Cross which teachers dropped from earlier demands. The agreement followed gov- ernment action in ordering tachers back into the class- rooms April 2. The move ended a strike by the teachers March 12 in sup- port of their contract demands. About students were af- fected by the three-week strike. The area involved eduded the cities of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat in the region south of Vulcan to the United States boundary. Urgent UN meeting sought UNITED NATIONS (Renter) Lebanon asked today for an urgent meeting of the UN Se- curity Council to discuss Tues- day's Israeli attack against tar- gets in Beirut and Sidon. The session is expected Jo lake place cither later today or Friday following consultations among the members of the 15- nstion Council. Today's action followed a pro- test note which Lebanese Am- bassador Edouard Ghorra deliv- ered Tuesday night to Israeli Ambassador Perez de Cwl'ar charging Israel wiJh a "blatant act of Rapeseed expansion seen tentative are cx- to hj approxi- mately jn ihr course of By GREG McIXTYRE HfKiM IjrgislatHiv Bureau EDMONTON While Alberta can Kiippari a second rapcseed crushing plant proposed for Scxsmith. north cJ Grande Prar- ic. future cxansicm of Ihc rapc- f cod industry at present is only "tcnU'ivc." according to s re- port tabled in the Jegislalure Wednesday by Agriculture Min- ister Hugh Homer. Until markets arc found and belter freight rates secured, TapcK-od processing in Alberta ffanot be significantly expand- ed. the report Current h the only Tapesced mishing plant in Alberta is lo- cated at Leftibhndcc. A second plant with a capacity of about 50fi tons of seed per day smaller than the Lclh- bridge plant is expected to be in operation at Scxsmilh by 1974 I-XCEKTAIN Th? report, tabled in rrply to opposition questioning about the province's capacitj lo sinv port more crushing plants, said the Peace Raver area could not support another plant of t h e size of the Ser.smitJi plant. With increased 11 heal acreage this year, the Mipplv of rape- in the 3'rainos in the future is uncertain, it noted. "Until line positJcm of ro relation to other crops is established, rapeseed policy must be on a tentative basis." The report recommended the provincial government use the "strongest possible" measures to press federal authorities to impmr freight rates for the shipment of rapcscod prod- uc-ls;