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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta International Conference Set At U of L By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer A MAJOR education conference will be held at the University of Lethbridge Sept. SO to Oct. 2, co- sponsored by the U of L and the International Council on Education for Teaching. Theme of the conference is international teacher education, and it is the only one of six such confer- ences held in North America this year that is being held in Canada. The otter five are scheduled through the fall in the United States, at Albany, N.Y.; Atlanta, Georgia; Des Moines, Iowa; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Chico, Calif. Fifteen internationally known educationists from Canada and the United States will speak at the con- ference, expected to draw at least 100 delegates. The conference will be officially opened by U of L President Dr. Sam Smith, returning to Lethbridge late in September following a nine-month sabbatical leave; Dr. Frank Klassen, of Washington, D.C., executive di- rector of the ICET and Dr. Russell Leskiw, U of L dean of education. It will focus primarily on preparation of teachers for teaching in international education and it has already been suggested that since there is no interna- tional education studies program offered at any uni- versity in Canada, it could be an excellent program for the U of L to develop. The Worth Commission on Educational Planning (which is to make a comprehensive report on all as- pects and types of Alberta's education by 1972) has expressed interest in the conference and will be rep- resented. Local conference organizers included Dr. R. N. An- derson, U of L professor of education now on a two- year teaching assignment in Africa, as chairman, Dr. Leskiw, Dr. Jim Penton, Keith Parry, Dr. Harold Skolrcod and Dr. Phil Butlerfield. The six conferences ICET is sponsoring are de- signed to mark 1970 as International Education Year. They provide an opportunity for faculty, students and administrators to discuss global involvements and their relationship to higher and teacher education. Featured speakers will include Dr. Hugh Vernon- Jackson, education director for the Canadian Interna- tional Development. Agency in Ottawa; David Catmur, overseas operations director for the Canadian Univer- sity Services Overseas. Jamaican Dr. M. Kazim Bacchus, of the University Al- berta and originally from Jamaica, who will discuss Canada's foul-ups in educating Jamaicans into Cana- dian cultural attitudes which he says don't fit into Jamaica's way of life. Dr. Mathew Zachariah, from the University of Cal- gary and originally from Africa; Dr. D. R. W. Jones, also from the U of C. Dr. Lucien Pye, director of the Center for Inter- national Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology, who is keynote speaker. Robert Thompson, federal Conservative MP from Red Deer, who was for many years a teacher in Ethiopa, speaking on A Politician-Educator Looks at. Edeuation in the Emerging World. Dr. Alwyn Berland, executive secretary of the Can- dian Association of University Teachers, speaking on Canadianization of Canada's universities and the de- gree of United States influence caused by American professors. Dr. Franklin Parker, professor of international ed- ucation at tlie West Virginia University; Dr. Norman Dixon, director of higher education and professor of inter-cultural education at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Edwin Dozier, a Pueblo Indian from Arizona who is professor of ethnic studies at the University of Minnesota; Dr. Evelina Orteza, a Filipino professor from the U of C. Dr. Roger Motut, president of the Alberta Associa- tion of French Canadians; and Mrs. Doris Eaglefeath- ers, an elementary school principal from Browning, Montana. Collect Data On Abortions -132 In Alberta By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) Six of the 10 provinces report that 992 legal therapeutic abortions were performed in the-second quarter of 1970, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics said Friday. Comparable figures for tlie first three months of Ihe year, or for the other four provinces, are not available. When new Criminal Code amendments came into effect, last year, provincial governments were au- thorized to collect data, but only seven have begun to do so, Ontario for the first time in the second quarter of this year. Saskatchewan collected data and reported it in the first quarter but thpy were withheld in the second quarter because their accuracy was questioned. For the April, May and June period, the number of abortions reported by the provinces: Nova Scotia 45, Prince Edward Island 2, New Brunswick 8, Ontario 456, Alberta 132, and British Columbia 317. The new Criminal Code provisions removed the doctor's criminal liability in performing an abortion when authorized by a hospital committee. Previously, all abortions were, in law, illegal. DBS said that the abortion number of legal abortions per 100 live tlie six reporting provinces was 2.1 on the basis of the latest monthly figures available. This compares with an abortion rata of 4.6 in England and Wales under that country's 1967 Abortion Act. The Canadian rate compares with 8.2 in Denmark, 10.0 in Sweden, 34.4 in Czechoslovakia, 38.7 in Japan, and 135.6 in Hungary, The Hungary rate is the latest available, for 1965. rOUCAST HIOH M4S SUNNY VOL. LXIII No. 212 'How's this: We grab Golda-yoa propose accepts and toe all live happily ever Israel Lodges New Charge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel says it has new "irrefu- table" evidence that Egypt is "continuing grave violations" of the Middle East ceasefire by moving more anti-aircraft mis- siles closer to the Suez canal. The complaint, the fourth since the ceasefire went into ef- fect Aug. 7, was based on mate- rial gathered Thursday, Israel eaid. The Israeli military command said the evidence indicates "the construction of missile batteries and other preparational work still is in progress" within 20 miles of the canal. The terms of the truce bar new military de- ployment within 30 miles of the waterway. There was no Egyptian com- ment on the charges. Egypt has refused to acknowledge any of Israel's charges of ceasefire vi- olations. In Washington, the state de- partment dismissed an Egypt- ian protest against United States surveillance of the cease- fire by U-2 spy planes and satel- lites. Egypt called such flights a "pretext for but state department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey said the U.S. had received no official statement on the matter from Egypt and would continue the surveillance. The state department also said there is reason for hope that indirect peace talks me- diated by UN envoy Gunnar V. Jarring will begin soon, perhaps next week. McCloskey indicated that Jarring might have word by early in the week on the site or diplomatic level of the talks. Twin Daugthers For Clay, Wife PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tlie wife of Cassius Clay, deposed heavyweight boxing champion, has given birth to twin daugh- ters. Foe Assassinated BEIRUT (AP) Iranian Gen. Teimour Bakhtiar, a bit- ter opponent of tlie Shah of Iran, has been assassinated while on a hunting trip in Iraq, tlie Lebanese newspaper Al Nahar reported today. 'Serebig South W LETHBE1DGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1870 Price 15 Cents FOUR SECTIONS 62 PAGES September Start postal Mediator On Carbon Plant A September start is pro- posed here for what is to be- come Canada's largest plant producing activated carbon. Phase 1 of the plant is to cost and will produce one million pounds of end prod- uct per year, according to an announcement made today by Aqua Tech Ltd. of Calgary. As soon as Phase 1 is in pro- duction, the company plans to start construction on Phase 2. DESIGN COMPLETED In its news release today, the company says "further to our initial announcement of Aug. 7, "the final design drawings of our activated carbon plant for Lethbridge are now complete. "Architects have conferred with the company's engineer- ing consultants on the type of building that would be best suited for the Lethbridge loca- tion. The combined efforts of the architects and the engi- neers assures an excellent design to complement the loca- tion chosen in the city's North Lethbridge industrial subdivi- sion. Building and installation of equipment is to begin at the earliest possible time." The process for the produc- tion of activated carbon at Lethbridge has been made pos- sible on results of research started and completed over a period of time by the Research Council of Alberta, under the direction of Dr. N. Berkowitz. Wiih background of support and completion of national dis- tribution arrangements, Aqua Tech says it looks forward to excellent interest in and growth for activated carbon which will Find Body In Ontario OJULLIA, Ont. (CP) Pro- vincial police found one body in a search on Lake Smcoe today for seven persons missing since Friday night in two boating inci- dents. The body, found near Willow Beach, about 30 miles southeast of Barrie, was not identified. Dragging operations were started when four persons failed to return at Gamebridge Beach, about 15 miles south of here. Their overturned boat was found. also find application in many phases of pollution control. At present Canada's needs for commercial activated car- bon are imported from the U.S., Germany, Holland and Eng- land. Earlier this month Jean Marchand, minister of regional economic expansion, an- nounced a grant to Aqua Tech for the Lethbridge plant. Given To E Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN WEDDING GUEST Rhonda Cooper walking ever so carefully so her high coiffure wouldn't fall down before the ceremony Debbie Mason relieved to find a house to live in at a rent "we can al- most afford." pie-maker Jane Bell boasting about how good her crabapple pie looked, only to find on serv- ing it she'd forgotten to put in tlie sugar. NIARCHOS AND WIFE-Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos and his wife, Eugenia are shown together. A Greek prosecutor proposed Friday that Niarchos be charged with inflicting fatal injuries to Eugenia, who died May 4 on their private island ini the Aegean Sea. Battle Oil Spill In B.C. Region FIELD, B.C. (CP) Tractors and other equipment were brought to Field, B.C., today in an effort to stem the flow of oil from a sump, owned by the CPR, which escaped into the Kicking Horse River Friday night. A national parks spokesman said the spill occured when the river, unusually high because warm weather that melted mountain snow, overflowed its banks and filled one of three sumps a few feet from the edge of the river. The sumps were used by the CPR as a dump for bunker heavy oil when steam lo- comotives were used on the line more than 15 years ago. The swirling waters tore away part of the bank and allowed the heavy oil to escape into the river. The CPU was bringing in seven carloads of ballast in an attempt to divert the river from the sumps and it was hoped the breach could be repaired later today. The oil slick was reported to be 23A miles downstream Fri- day night and an official said it was evident oil was still escap- ing into the river at daybreak. The amount of oil spilled was not known. Field, near the site of the spill, is 125 miles west of Cal- gary. From AP-Heuters NICE, France (CP) Stra- vros Niarchos disputed today the charge of a Greek prosecu- tor that he fatally injured his wife. Niarchos said he stands by the findings of a Greek medi- cal-legal committee that his wife died May 4 from taking an entire bottle of sleeping pills. Niarchos's statement was read to reporters by his secre- tary aboard the three-masted yacht Creoli off Villefranche- sur-Mer on the French Riviera. The secretary said Niarchos left the yacht Friday night for a side excursion into Switzerland. But he declined to say exactly where. Referring to the original find- ing of the committee July 15 and the new charge in Athens that he fatally injured his wife, Niarchos said. "There is, alas, only a single sad truth. All tSe witnesses agree. "Their conclusion is unani- mous. Mrs. Niarchos look an excessive dose of strong sleep- ing pills which caused her death." The magnate's third wife, Eu- genie, 42, died in the couple's villa on their private island of Spetsopoula in the Aegean Sea. A coroner's report said she died of an overdose of barbiturates but noted there were bruises on her throat and abdomen. The coroner said the bruises were thi> results of "old-fash- ioned attempts by her husband to revive her after he found her in a coma." Police Seek Dangerous Hippie Types CALGARY (CP) RCMP and city police today asked residents of southern Alberta for assistance in locating a car whose occupants may be in possession of live grenades and a grenade launcher. Police said the vehicle is a 1965 Chevelle Malibu two-door hardtop, bearing Californis li- cence plates. Police said four long haired "hippie types" who may be riding in the car are classified as dangerous and should not be approached. They asked resi- dents who may have informa- tion to immediately contact the nearest city police or RCMP de- tachment. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau says the govern- ment is prepared to give the new postal mediator a week to 10 days to achieve results in the mail dispute. The prime minister, fresh from a Caribbean holiday and ready to leave for a Mediterra- nean trip, spoke to reporters after a late Friday cabinet meeting. He spoke against the back- ground of a highwater mark in the wave of postal strikes with workers out in 111 post offices and with talks under me- diator Thomas O'Connor of To- ronto set to resume today. More than a million welfare and baby bonus cheques were undelivered as a result of tlie tie-up. Mr. Trudeau said he will be leaving for a Mediterranean hol- iday late this weekend or Mon- day, as Mr. O'Connor, a labor relations expert, has not yet completed his work. In any case, the cabinet is to discuss the postal situation again next Wednesday, Mr. Trudeau said. Mr. O'Connor had preliminary exploratory meetings with gov- ernment and postal union repre- sentatives Thursday and is to meet them again in what is seen as Ms first attempt to start real mediation. THOUSANDS OFF Friday, employees who stayed off their jobs in a continuation of the rotating strikes the postal workers have been calling since spring, were joined by oth- ers. These were sent home by tlie government from 56 offices under the policy of dosing sub- sidiary offices when main area offices are hit by strikes. An intensive weekend of bar- gaining shaped up after spokes- men for the Council of Postal Unions and the treasury board, the bargaining agent for the government, m e t separately throughout Friday to review their positions. Quebec City and Montreal workers remained out, along with main offices in Ottawa and Winnipeg. A total of 38 offices remained suspended in Quebec, 22 in the Ottawa district and IS in the London, Ont., area. Mr. O'Connor said Thursday that, despite what appeared to be a worsening situation, he was hopeful a settlement could be reached fairly soon. New Auto Safety Regulations Proposed OTTAWA trans- port department Friday an- nounced a sweeping series of proposed motor vehicle safety regulations, including a provi- sion aimed at limiting exhaust emissions given out by gaso- line-powered vehicles. Departmental spokesmen say the proposals are almost identi- cal to those now in effect in the United Stales and would hit mainly some European and Jap- anese cars coming into Canada. Interested parties will be al- lowed about a month to make representations to the depart- ment before the proposals are drafted into formal regulations to take effect at the end of this year. A bill permitting the govern- ment to set standards for auto safety was passed by the Com- mons, this spring. It sets out a maximum fine of for any manufacturer or importer breaking the regulations. A spokesman said the trans- port department also is working on safety regulations for snow vehicles and farm tractors, not included in the current regula- tions. He said the snow vehicle proposals slrould be ready in six weeks. The proposal governing hy- drocarbon and carbon monoxide auto exhaust emissions is a highly technical one. It would limit the amount of hydrocarbon given off by a light-duty vehicle to 2.2 grams per vehicle mile and to 275 parts per million by volume for a heavy vehicle. Carbon monoxide emission would be limited to 23 grams per vehicle mile and 1.5 per cent by volume for a heavy ve- hicle. The crankcase of gasoline- powered vehicles would have to be built in such a way, under the proposals, that no crankcase emissions could escape. The exhaust proposal also carries detailed instructions for testing of cars by manufactur- ers. Spokesmen say the depart- ment is also actively studying possible measures to limit noise from motor vehicles. Such a regulation is already in effect in California and the idea is being studied in Britain. Other proposals include: of such tilings as sun visors, ignition, lights, turn signal and windshield wipers winch must be within "opera- tional reach" of a driver res- trined by an approved seat belt. lights, windshield de- fogging and de-icing buttons must bo identified by words or signs. cars with automatic transmissions, control between forward and reverse must be through neutral. gear shift mounted on a steering column must move clockwise from neutral to any forward drive position and a "park" position must be at the end adjacent to the reverse drive position. vehicle must be equipped with a windshield de- fogging and de-icing system and a windshield wiper system with at least two speeds, maintained irrespective of engine speed or load. systems must be such that if failure of a pressure component or leak of hydraulic fluid occurs, the remaining por- tion of the brake system will allow a vehicle to stop from a speed of 60 miles an hour in not more than 646 fee. without ex- cessive swerving. emergency brake sys- tem must be mounted on the in- strument panel illuminating in view of the driver in case of a brake failure. must be placed on the reflective qualities of such things as mirrors, windshield wipers, horn rings and wheel devices to protect drivers from glare. vehicle must be con- structed according to rigid spec- ifications for room and safety in tlie area of a driver's head. Similar specifications are set for protection of the head area for passenger seats. restraints must be placed on the back of driver and passenger seats in all vehi- cles. wheels must col- lapse under a heavy impact. If the regulations take effect at the end of the year, they would apply to all vehicles built in 1971 and after, No Final Decision On Day EDMONTON (CP) No fi- nal decision has been reached on suspended Alberta film cen- sor Jack Day's future position with provincial government, Premier Harry Strom said Fri- day. The premier was comment- ing on a statement Wednesday by P. B. Howard, deputy pro- vincial secretary, who said Mr. Day would not be returning to his job as provincial film cen- sor. Mr. Howard was not au- thorized to make any state- ments on behalf of the govern- ment, the premier said. Discus- sions are taking place between Mr. Day and the government and no final decision has been reached. Mr. Day was suspended from his position when two morals charges were laid against him. He subsequently was cleared of all charges by the Supreme Court of Alberta. Freighter Afire III Pacific SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A 425-f o o t Philippines freighter was afire in the Pacific today and listing 30 degrees to star- board, the United States Coast Guard said. A Japanese ore car- rier came to its aid. ;