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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH( HEBA1D Frldny, April 197? KDMONTON (CP) Crea- ion o[ a union lor the unem- iloycd was agreed to Tlmvsdny iy delegates lo the annual con- dition of the Alberta Federii- ion of Labor. The Canadian Labor Con- ;ress, provincial federations itid civic labor councils were SET YOUR CLOCK UP A.Vd'Tii Beach model Dawn Spear has her sunglasses decor- ated as a reminder Ihot, come Sunday, April 30 ot 2 a.m., all clocks rnusl bo pushed ahead one hour wilh the skirt of daylighl saving lime. (AP Wirepholol rce criticism irks overnment The Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON1 The Conser- vatives struck back Thursday at criticifw of Uieir all-Con- rervntivts task force commit- tees hy pointing to a similar Social Credit parly committee In Ihe 1030s and 40s. For weeks the opposition has hammered Premier Peter Lougliccd's Tory administra- tion (or appointing and approv- ing expenses (or task forces composed entirely of Conserva- tives, without first Retting ap- proval from the whole legisla- ture. Thursday the Conservatives rammed through a motion call- ing Over objections from the oppo- sition, the Conservatives Insist- ed on referring to the former )oard as a "caucus commil- :ee" and Identifying it wilh Iheir own all-Conservative task [orces. TABLES FILES Provincial Treasurer Gordon Miniely tabled flies that show- ed the Socred board com- posed of MLAs: Alf Hooke, N. B. James, Floyd Baker, R. E. Ansley and Bert Bour- cier, all since left the legisla- ture spent from 1037 to 41. Roy Farran, Conservative MIA for Calgary North Hill, charged that the board was sal up lo promote party principles for disclosure of the of a five-man ''S o c I a 1 i was to p r o m o t e Sncial Credit Board" set up In 1M7. Credit it wasn't a govern- ment of Alberta board, It was a party board." Frank Appleby, Conservative for Athabasca said a "group o insurgents within the parly' (old the late premier VS'illiam Aborhart In tlie 30s that If h didn't do something to promote Social Credit, they wouli" "cross the floor." Speaker Gerry Amerongcu cut Mr. Appleby off. "ff there is a permissibl degree of irrelevance w have exceeded said th' speaker. Gordon Taylor, Socred for Drumhelier, protested tha the Social Credit board wa set up to promote economics not party politics and was fo the benefits of all Albertans regardless of their political a: filiation. Union for unemployed urged by labor groups called union. Alex upon to organize the Schzcchina, executive secretary of local 52, said in an Interview thai expert assis- tance will be needed to set the union up. "We will have lo put some professional labor people Into Heath is winning labor struggle LONDON (CP) British law s slowly imposing itself on cx- ilosive unions wilh Prime Min- ster Heath emerging as the vlc- or in a struggle that may iliarply influence this country's .urbulent industrial relations. A hint that the unions are .villulrawing from the brink of a national crisis, ready to accept Hie new reforms as facts of life, -nme as eight major union lead- ers met with Heath. They arc reported to have np- ic-aled for some independent 'orm ot mediation and concilia- ion service as a menus ot avoiding a legal battle before .he newly-established national .ncluslrial relations court. In Iwo crucial test cases be- fore the court, judgments were drought down against the un- ions. An earlier suggestion by the Roveming nine-million-mem- ber Trades Union Congress that the court and its law be ignored was abruptly revised as the TUC advised unions to obey the court's ruling. The TUC even advised the big transport union to pay Iho c o n r t's fines of levied because the w- Ion's Liverpool dockers ccntair ued to block container-truck traffic against the court's order. RETHEAT LIKELY Defiant to the end, the union was ready lo allow the court to seize its assets rather than pay the lines. But it appeared Ihe union was ready to retreat. Heath, adhering to pre-elec- tion pledges, has made union re- form a key element in his gov- ernment policy. Tiie fact that the union lead- ers, led by Vic Feather, TUC secretary-general, agreed to meet Heath suggested to Brit- ain's national press that boll FROM THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PROVINCE OP ALBERTA A NATURAL RESOURCE REVENUE PLAN FOR ALBERTA Ro: Crude Oil Revenue Return to the Province Interested organisations or group; arc invited to make submissions on this matter to the Standing Com- miltes of Public Affairs, Agriculture and Education of Ihe Alberta Legislature. Notice in writing of Intention lo make a submission must be received by the Chairman no later than p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 1972, Wilh such notice containing a description of the public organisa- tion Of group. The nolice should be mailed or delivered to- Dr. Don McCrimmon, M.L.A., Chairman of Hie Standing Commmec on Public Affairs, Agriculture ?.r.d Education, Room 315, Legislslive Building, Edmonton. Copras of ihe Alberta Government Ponlion Paper entitled "Tcnlative Natural Resource Revenue. tablrd in ilie Legislature on April 1972, may b? obtained by to ths Chairman, Dr. Dort McCrimmon, M.L.A., ai the above address, or by calling in at Room 315 in ihe Legislative Building, or by telephoning 220-3995, Edmonton, Copies may also he received by contacting Mr. J.J. Seymour, Director at the Ollice of the Premier, Southern Alberta, Mezzanine Floor, J.J. Bowlen Buildinrj, 620 7 Avenue, S.W. Calgary, or by telephoning Calgary 268-8541. Written submissions to the Committee In 100 copic; must delivered to ths Chairman, Dr. Don WcCiimmon, M.L.A., or left for him at Room 315 in the Legislative Building, Edmonton, no later than p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 1972 in order to be considered by the Committee-. All submissioni ihould contain t summary of not more than iwo or three panel. The. Committee may request lhat the puWic organization and groups appear lo present an oral statement in support o( their submission it a public hearing. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY PROVINCE OF ALBERTA des are ready to seek a belter nderstanding. "Heath and the unions cool reports the Labor-support- ig Daily Mirror. "Heath and come to said tha ory-supporting Daily Mail. W h i 1 e criticizing the new ourl and the law, the unions re reported to want to avoid a truggle inside the court. Whether the government will grec lo establishing an indp- ondenl concilialion service is a .alter for further sUtdy, a gov- mment official said later. Employment Minister Maur- ce MacMiUan said after the Downing Street lalks: "What wo vant is a good enough marriage guidance council to make ro- ourse to the divorce court vcrv infrequent." Municipal assistance grants hiked EDMONTON (CP) -A bll which Increases municipal as sistance grants to millio. from 530 million was giver royal assent in the Albert legislature. The grants, which at on time were based on one third of provincial government in come from oil and natural ga royalties, were frozen at ?3 million last year by Ihe then Social Credit government. Tho new Progressive Censer- j ivernment decided to! he field to organize the tinem- he said. Referring to a committee for he unemployed which met with ittle success in Edmonton dur- ng Ihe peak of unemployment arly in 1071, he said it was a ;ood idea "but it got out of land and lost its effect." "To initiate a proposal like his one, we would have lo gel ully Involved." A program aimed nl full em- iloyment also was approved by lelegotes. The policy stalement said full must be consider- ed a "cardinal principle" ol Ihe edcral and provincial govern- ment. Delegates also approved res- olutions suggesting: A protest against inlroduc- ion of deterrent fees on medi- cal care insurance plans; A publicly operated am- >nlance sendee from centra" is such as hospitals or (ire hails; A proposal lo the govern- ment to control [inns now buy- ing income tax refunds and nn jmploymenl benefits at reduc- ed rales; Upgrading poorly qualifi cd people over 40 with no loss of salary during periods of re- Iraining; Full pension benefits for part lime employees and re- moval of present provision, prohibiting benefits lo employ ces working less than 30 hours a week. In an interview following the convention banquet, Minister Bert Hohol said h would grant an Increase In th province's minimum wage "sometime Mils year." He said comments altrl butcd lo him concerning a 5 minimum wage were cot cor rcct, "I won't give 52 en hour tills Dr. Hohol said, did say the increase would to an area about Federation presi dent Ro Jamba said the increase woul lie welcome. He urged loca unions to attempt to upgrad the wages of employees on th low end of the bargainin scale. The federation had passed a resolution calling for a boost of 95 cents an hour to a minimum of 52.50. New technique improves vision NEW YORK (AP) _ A nev nd still cxpcrimenl.nl use of onlacL ienses promises In free omo people from the need to vcar cither contact lenses or rdiuary eye glasses at all, hree optometrists report. They have been fitting pa- Icnts with a scries of contact e n s e s especially shaped to the curvature ol the cor- nea or "window" of the eye. In cases where the cornea Is nvolved In defective vision, Ihe esults have sometimes been dramatic, said Drs. Harry Hol- ander, Jerry Greenberg and Richard Weintraub of the Sight improvement Centre in New York City. Thcy presented a report to he Optomclric Council of New York state. Dr. Hollander said results Finiau's show slar is dead LONDON (AP) Howes, who starred In Finian's Rainbow and was one of the brightest stars of the London stage for more than 30 years, died in a nursing home Thurs day nighl. He was 70. He was the father of Sally Ann Howes, an actress and singer who now lives In llu United Staels. He hit his peak ol popularity In musicals of the 1930s. In the 1960s, Howes starred In the musical Finian's Rainbow in New York, London and Mel bourne, Australia. ilh Iho technique, which hai iccn named orthokcralology, ;c sometimes been dramatic. Sonic patients with eyes seemr; only 20-200, legally consi- leicd blind, have had vision im- proved lo a 20-20, considered wrfccl, in less than a year, and able lo see without lenses o( in) kind two years following he completion of the optometrist said. QUESTION PERMANENCY Optometrists are specialists who examine eyes and fit con- act lenses and eye glasses to correct visual defects. One orilhalmologist, a physi- cian-surgeon who specializes in eve cave and diseases, when asked for comment agreed that contact lenses can alter Ihe shape ol the cornea but he ques- tioned whether results of the technique would be permanent. A "retainer" contact lens might have to be worn occasion- ally or repeatedly to maintain Ihe altered shape of the cornea, he said, lie also questioned whether the technique had been proven to be safe. Dr. Hollander said other oplc- mclrisls had reported beneficial results of the leclmique, particu- larly in treating near-sighted- ness. Results have been best in children and young adults, and perhaps one-third of patients might benefit from the method, he said. Research Is being conducted by the National Eya Research Foundation to analyse results from successful and unsuccess- ful treatment, said. Dr. Hollander Weather ami road report SUNIUSE SATURDAY SUNSET valive go Increase the grants hy bit more than 10 per cent pending o reworking of municlpal-pro- 'ncial financing arrangements next year. Calgary judge refuses to proceed ease QUEBEC (CP) A Calgary Judge has refused to proceed wilh a case involving a Quebec resident because dossiers sup- plied were him by wrillon Quebec police French, Ses- sions Judge Albert Dumontier said Thursday. "WTiat would happen if we did the same thing In Quebec when complaints are drafted only in E n R 11 s Judge Dumontier Vancouver workers strike VANCOUVER (CP) This west coast port city became the second major Canadian centre this month to he hit hy a civic workers' strike when 2.600 union members left their jobs in a surprise walkout Thurs- day morning. The walkout, hy inside workers and oulsidc work- ers, leaves Vancouver without garbage pickup, municipal maintenance and a myr- iad other services. Two weeks ago, Toronto's civic workers hit Ihe bricks to back wage demands In a new wage contract. The eastern city is slowly being buried under mountains of rotting garbage. Lclliliridgc ___ Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Ranft........ Calgary Victoria Penl.iclon Kamloops Vancouver 60 Saskatoon ........74 Regina C9 Winnipeg .........61 Toronto 52 Ottawa 43 Montreal 48 St. John's 40 Halifax 38 Charloltclovvn 36 Fredericton 47 Chicago 5G New York........ 56 Miami 7ii Los Angeles...... 89 Las Vegas........70 Phoenix ..........87 .BO Honolulu Rome Paris London Berlin Amsterdam Madrid 84 59 51 ...57 42 15 ...63 L Prc :i2 40 42 44 2'J 37 42 .16 42 39 41 Moscow 43 Stockholm ........46 Tokyo ...........CO .03 FORECAST; Lothlmilge Calgary To- day. Sunny. Brisk soulu winds. Highs 70 75. Lows ncnr 40. Saturday: Mainly clmidv. Highs near 60. Medicine Hat Today: SuiL'iy. Brisk south winds. Highs 70-75 Lows 45-50. Satur- day: Cloudy periods. Highi near 70. Columbia Kontrnay ClOUd- g over by noon today. A (ew showers. Tonight and Saturday mostly cloudy with a few show- ers. Brisk valley winds, Higlii :ifith days 45 to 50 In the Colum- bia district and near 60 in tha Kootenays. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Fair and warmer today. Partly cloudy Saturday wilh scattered showers and cooler west por- tion. Highs today 70s. Lows to- night 35 to 45. Highs Saturday 65 to 75 cast 55 to 65 west. West nf Continental Partly cloudy with widely scat- tered showers today and Satur- day. Cooler Saturday. Highs to- day CDs. Lows tonight 30s. Highs Saturday 55 lo 65. The case Involves Roger La- pointe, a Quebcccr being heid in an Alberla prison. Quebec police have charged him possession of hashish and are awailing his return from Calgary. Jrcfge Dumonlier said bis Cal- gary counterpart, who he did not name, marked the police filc.c Return to "Quebec when he- discovered they were only Bui the judge added thai :.son granted parole Thurs- Lonis Drouiii. an assistant dcp-1