Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD WeiWsdny, April 19, 1972 .S. not actually committed by agreement HY u. CAHIU'TIIKKS HerLiUl OTTAWA Cro.U Lukes water aiU'ivmonl suim'd by Priim1 Minister Tnuk'au .pmd PresUlonl Nixon im: is not ;m to clciiu-up llu1 (Ircat Knthor il is i.ui nuiceincnl In co-operati1 in ;i hot 1) cmmlnos had nbrmpd lo L'nrry ou( iirn u [localise! Ihm1 ;ue no proji'cts I'ontainrd in tin1 were not to be done hy llic U.S. anvM.iy. ihe incnt docs nnt spivd up (he Ainorican of Imvor Great as had I In addition. Ihe agreement is an "c x c LMI t i v f iigrronuMil" i which commits only ilu1 rxiru- live branch of Ihe mciU. Il is not ,1 li-p.ily with UK- U.S. more binding kind ol nient would become pail of U.S. h.v.'. treaty requires Congrcssiniu1.! ratification. Tims. HIP a pi: cement does not i actually commit ll'c 1'intccl Slnles In carry out any of Ihe i1 a ms required lo meet tin; various quality objectives for i he Great Lakes set out in the as lo cut in lialf the amount of phos- phates into Lake Eric Ihe r.S. by 1D7G, IMiosphntos ari? i-onsidcrcd lo be Ihe c'ansL1 of UK- pix'i nature cuh-ophication or o( Lake Krie nml Lake Ontario. They stimulate Ihe growth of u'hirli rob the Jake wa- ters of oxygen and clog filter intakes ;ind benches. Tho agreement meroly com- mits llic t'.S. executive branch In seek funds for the programs .sel oul in dip an pslimatcd ?.T billion for the required massive up-prad- of and industrial sewage Lrealnu-nt plants in the lower CIreal Lakes. and other realities ciliout the much-lie raided Great Lakes agreement were identi- fied by senior U.S. and Cana- dian officials at a press briefinp Snturdav, about an hour before the aehial on L'arlia- nienl Hill. William culnim- islratof of the U.S. Knviromm'ri- Inl IVoterlion Agency, snid the agreement is a "solemn eom- milmcnl lo do something to res- tore and preserve" the Ureal Lakrs, which he desmbed as ;i "priceless IreasuiT." Russell Train, cluiinnan of (he U.S. Council on Knviron- inentii.] Quality, said Ihe mcnt commits Iwo nations "lo work loyether to clean-up" the Great Lakes. The agreement sets out coin- men objectives which bolli na- tions will strive to attain. Mr. Train added that "wo cannot commit appropriations or legislative actions" in (he I'.S. "by executive agreement.'1 Mr. KiiokcMiaiis put H an- ollicr way; cannot puarai> lee what Couyress vill will) regard to [undinsi pro- jects for clenniniMip the Great Lakes. It later noted UniL U.S. officials likewise could nol gunr- antcc what HIP stale legislatures i do In providing ilii'ir share o[ the required funds for projects. In Canada, Ihc federal anil Ontario governments luivo al- agreed to a million municipal sewage treatment prcifH'ain. Tlie ntfrcntiiciit was Mpnucl last August, in anlicipa- lion of I IIP Grunt 1 Lakes ap'ccnirnl. Ontario is the only pniviucc divert ly involved in I he Creal Lakes ni'ca. In contrast, I litre an? eiplit slates tiii'olvecl on (lie1 U.S. side. -Mr. Jinckcl.shaus also ndmit- tcd that there is no U.S. com- mitment in the agreement that the federal government not planned to carry out anyway. Thus, the U.S. is tiot speech up its planned clean-up of the Orcal Lnltes under tlic terms of the speed-up lhal Canadian officials pushed for in vain. Canada reportedly bad scwape (rcalmpnt facili- liea coiupletctl by 1974, instead of by Tlie one aspect of Hie nioiil lhal fjh-cs to the ck'an-up is the provision of "arm's lenjilh" moni- toring powers lo the Interna- tional Joint Commission, which ho able to make puMie re- ports on progress or lack of progress in (he clean-up. An external affairs depart- ment official eslinuUcd bolh Kovcrnmeiils have lo pro- vide the IJC willi about ?200.000 to heef up the support staff of the [.1C. Wilhoal an adequate support sljift, the official said the IJC coultJ not really carry out its uiiiTcilliinro (unction. Knviroiuiienl Minister Davis confirmed that Canada M'ill he requiring dfitergent man- ufacturers lo drop phosphate conlcnt in their products down to r> per cont, starling Jan, 1, lie also said he would be tak- ing copies of llio Great Lakes to show to oilier provinces in Catiada, with hopes of R P t I i n p similar clean-up agreement. Children's Shoes Group I Reg. if M98. Group II A 00 Reg. lo Group III 7 C5Q Rog. lo .77 A greol cmorlmenl of a'isconllnuod boys' and ilyles. Many colors. Broken range. Women's Shoes Reg. to Assorrmerf of styles m bolh dross and cai- uol shoci. Broken jim range. 12.99 Reg. to 516.98. Pumps ond slings in black, brown ond bom ihodos. B'okcn vuc range. 13.99 Reg. Spanish Woven Sandals in open and doled loe jlylej. While, bonn, Ian, learhcr solci nnd upper i. Broken size ronyu. Reg. to iorini nge Off NafuroJirers in en aiiorinient ol slylni and colon. Broken sir a range Women's and Children's Sandals Limiferf qunnhlici. Broken range. Men's Shoes Group I Reg. lo Group II Reg. 93 lo Group 111 R5g. to I mei of slip-on) and bool ifylei, in bloeV or brown. Broken lin ranges Men's Casual Shoes Reg. lo 5'jrdn nnd Icnrheri in o ford, onr) b-igt, green. Broken range-, Men's and Sandals tea I her uppers, rubber iolci. 8Iac.fc and Brown. Srolcon size range. Rag, to (Sheet nol ai illu-Jratod.) 4.99 DUALITY COSTS INO MOKK A'J1 SIMI'SO.NS-SICANS STORE HOUSS: Open Dnily 9 n.m. lo 5.30 p.m. unH fridrjf 9 n m. lo 9 p.m. Contro Villo5o. Tolcphooe 328-933) A SURE SIGN OF SPRING You can ba cerlain aboul jpring being here by faking a lock al ihe playgrounds, cily parks ond grounds in Kingston, Ont. Labor code amendments inadequate says Thompson n.v P.VL'L JACKSON Herald Ottawa Ihtrrnii OTTAWA Alberta MP Rob- ert Thompson says ihe fpdcra! government's new hill to amend the Ciitinda Code will nol do Ihe job ttic Trudcan adminis- tration hclipvps il will actoni- plisli. Mr. ThompSDii (PC Tied Deer) (old Ihe House ot Commune that not only arc the amendments inadequate in their attempts lo improve modern-day labor and management relations, but lhal Ihc hill has direct jurisdiction over only n rclylively small pro- portion ot Canadian workers. "Actually, what is happening today is that we arc pitting labor and management against each said the former nn- lional leader ol Ihc Social Credit Parly. is MIR adversary system that is wrong in lo meet llio problem, ot labor relations. There ought to ho a genuinely co-operative area in which Ihc evil spirit of economic conflict will not be the basic reality which exists -as il does today." The amendments will change Fiibstanlially certain aspects re- lating lo collective bargaining involving teclmolop- Ical the pattern ot imUislrial relations established under llic Act. Labor has, in general, welcomed the changes. Management has been opposed. Mr. Thomnson charged that tn go along with the system and attitude promoted in the new bill will torcc labor and man- agement, to "continue to be deadlocked In bitter disputes which arc hut the lopical result of the tense, warlike atmos- phere in which many contract talks arc conducted." one In f'h'v. Every- body v.'ants to take. It is like; a where the strongest wins and Ihc he said. The Western Canadian MP admitted Mint the revised bill brought, hack (o the Commons hy Labor Minister Martin O'Connell is an improvomc'iil over (he original hill unveiled in the previous session ol Parlia- ment by Manpower Minister Brycc Mack a former fabor minislrr. lint lie qurs- Honed how even the improved porlions of it could be cfwinpi- oncd when il would affect such a small group of workers. "I think that another area ol weakness is that the hill riocs not take advanlagc of many of the reforms suggested hy (he Woods Commission Ileport of 1D68. The greatest weakness ol the bill lies in the fact that onlv workers in Canada will be affected by if. II is limited lo workers under fcrlcral jurisdic- tion. "When one considers (hat we are dealing with only ftto.ooo out of 2.1 million who belong to labor unions, it is fully cvi- dent lhal we arc missing out on thr, million workrrs who do not. belong to l.ilor unions. I think (his is a very important said the Alberta Of serious consffiiioiirc, said Mr. Thompson, was Ihc fact Ihnl the bill did nothing to af- fect the collective bargaining of federal public servants such as air traffic controllers or televi- sion groups wjiicli have pulled strikes on Ihc public in recent months. "I am concerned about this because really we arc not deal- ing wilh a bill that is not as comprehensive as it is Mr. Thompson told the Com- mons thai in 1970, the latest jcar for which complete slalis- tics are available, Canada had 54i: strikes with a total loss o[ more than man work- days. In there were 160 strikes and lockouts with a loss of workdays. Jn 1DOO, the figures were 274 strikes or lockouts wilh a total loss o[ work days. 'the I960 figures were loss Ihan the ones, said Mr. Thompson, it was obvious from latest statistics that strikes and losl work days have been in- creasing at a very rapid rate. "I think It Is Intolerable thai in Canada we- still suffer many slrikes and a tremendous loss ol work days year by he said. Mr. Thompson suggested that Canada is attempting to labor disputes from (he wrong angle. For one thing, (he gov- ernment appeared to consider a man's daily work as .simply a "mere economic necessity" rather than an integral part of a person's lilclong mission to de- velop and create. He urged that the Parliamen- tary coinmillcG studying the bill look at (lie entire collective bar- gaining system of Ibis country in deplh. Unless the government was prepared to tackle this "mam- moth" problem, he said we could be faccil wilh a workers revolt that would make a shartr bios of present collective bar- gaining schemes or a revolt from llic public which will bo forced to take oclion them- selves. Boyle's Column By 11AI, BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) Here .ire a few invitations which, if accepted, lend usually to noth- ing but trouble: "Why make a big debate ont ot il? Why don't we just go ahead and get and see for ourselves whether we can pet you think (here's a rob- ber hiding under the bed, why rton'l you just Jook there and sec." "I can hold six uncooked in one hand without dropping any, Can you hold "Shall I tell you what I really think of you, "So this is what a cocklait lounge looks like! You look like a man a girl can trust. Do you lo buy me just a (ccntsy-wocnlsy "Tliis joker must Ihinl; he r.in buiy you. Boh. Shall I hold your coat while yon show him a thing or "Do you want me to help ynu rlo HIR ''I'm too bashful, Harold. Why don't you go in and ask tfie jeweller the price of Ihe ring while I wait out here." KKADV FOIL TEST "Here's an opportunity lo show the whole regiment what kind of a man 3oir arc, pri- vr.lc. Arc you "J.cl's just sit here in this grassy spot and look nt Ihc clouds sail by, Charlotte. We rcioin the picnic later." "Well, then, do yon want me (o pull all your teeth and get (he whole business over with once and 'or "You crawl into the cave first. Jim. Then, if you get shirk, I'll efill for "I tlon'l !-cc any rocks. Go ahead anil dive in." "I jnsl put in a liny smidgen of garJic, so cat nil you want." "Would you rather put your money where your mouth "Who wants lo go to a clinic for a IHlle thing like that? Here. let mo a handker- chief and see if I can get it out." Elmer, that's the prettiest lily in the pond. I'll steady the canoe while you lean ont with your paddle and get it." "They say It's good for peo- ple like us lo talk over their morriaL'c now and I lieu, John, If loll you why I married yon, will you tell me why you married Embassy clerk sold secrels LONDON (Cl1) A code clerk in the British embassy in Algiers was jailed loday for 1ft years after admitting selling se- crcls to Ihn Soviet Union. Leonard Michfjrl 39, started spying for (he Rus- sians in Kharloum, Sudan, after an agent threatened to tell Mrs. llinchliffp, of his association with another woman, Ihe pros- ecution charged. Aftnrney General Sir Peter Rawlinson s.iid Ilinchliffc had supplied Ihc llussians with 30 secret documents and details of a code-breaking machine. He was paid about liinchliffc confound lo tria .'ipib.wador in Algiers shortly after being transferred from lie w.is re- turned to Brilnin uiiil. HF.AItS (iRUMPLKS JERUSALEM (AP> Ts- racj's official ombudsman, flop .shon Avncr. told newspaper men his public complaints of- fice receives ;m average of 750 grumbles a month. lie said! 70 [per cent arc justified.