Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, Augult 23, 1971 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD 15 Nolley keeps NDP alive EDMONTON po- litical big wheels in Alberta don't take Grant Motley and the New Democratic Party too seriously. Take for example Mr. No- tley's suggestion (hat the lead- ers of the four contending par- ties meet in facc-to-face de- bate during the Aug. 30 pro- vincial election campaign. "There are only livo con- i said Peter Lough- ecd, tersely dismissing the NDP as a Ihrcal to his Pro- gressive Conservatives and the governing Social Credit parly. Credit for the NDP's sur- vival has lo go to Mr. Notley, who has spent almost half his 31 working for the so- cialist cause in Alberta. Born in Didsbiiry, Alia., he Military govt. is under pressure LONDON (Renter) Impa- tience over the pace of return to civilian rule in Nigeria, slowly recovering from the effccls of a bitter civil war, is seen by expe- rienced observers here as a po- tentially key issue in the West African country's immediate fu- ture. The observers forecast in- creased pressure on Nigeria's military rulers to hand the reins of government to civilian politi- cians before year set for a handover by head of state Maj. Gen. Yakubu Many Nigerian politicians are known to be unhappy about this date, and their impatience is re- flected in wider-ground political activities now going on in the country despite a military ban on politics. Gowon announced the I97fi target in a speecli marking the 10th anniversary of independ- ence from British rule in Octo- ber. He said the military gov- ernment would try to complete its program earlier if possible, but (hey find to proceed care- fulh- and matters could not be rushed. I Gowon assumed control in' July, 196G, only six months after an earlier mililary coup had) away civilian rule. Less (Iran a year later, lire, country was plunged into a .10- monf.li civil war alter its oil-rich eastern province broke away i from the federation and called itself Biafra. The war ended in January 1970 with the crushing ol the secession attempt. Nigeria now is faced with im- mense post-war problems, wliich the military administra- tion is preoccupied in bafliirrg. Low agricultural yields and poor communications have sent prices of basic foodstuffs rocket- ing, in some cases by as much as 200 per cent. Observers here see Nigeria's unhealthy finances and persist- ing inflationary pressures as being linked with the country's mounting defence expenditure, which lias almost doubled after the war. Nigeria still maintains its wartime federal army of some 200.000 men and last' year Ihe defence budget of S105.G million was exceeded by 87 million seven months. The administration has not re- mained inactive, however. It has laken steps to secure increased revenue from the country's oil and has reduced by more than half the external debt which stood at about SIOO million at the beginning of last April. .NO 5.110K1AG PAYS DUBLIN. Ireland fAP) In a tractor factory in this Irish capital, every habitual smoker who doesn't smoke during work hours gets a S24 bonus for the summer holidays. "This scheme will mean thai our employees will be in better health and their wages will go further, said Manager W. M. Henderson. APPLY NOW ADDITIONAL STUDENTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED IN REGULAR SAIT DAY PROGRAMS The Southern Alberta InsliMe of Technology has crealed addilional openings in Ihe following day programs 1o satisfy increased demands for cer- tain skills. You are inviled lo apply immediately. Phone or write the Regislrar for application details. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SECRETARIAL ARTS DIETARY SERVICE TECHNOLOGY CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY (DRAFTING) ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY (ARCHITECTURAL AND BUILDING DEVELOPMENT) INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SURVEYING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIAL BAKING COMMERCIAL COOKING RECREATION FACILITY OPERATIONS MAINTENANCE SHORT ORDER and SPECIALTY COOKING DIAL CAREERS 284-8413 hec-ame active in the CCF youth movement in 1958 while allending the University ot Al- berta. lie helped organize the NDP in Alberta and in January, I9G2, was chosen provincial secretary, a position he held for almost seven years. He became party leader Nov. 10, The NDP, Mr. Nolley said, was once "in an impossible political situation" because of the apparent prosperity in Al- berta." In Ihe provincial elec- tion only one of 57 NDP candi- dates, then-party leader Neil Reimer, managed to save his deposit. "But people have begun lo question Ihe basic assump- tions about how the economy is working and the party is being accepted far more seri- ously." Garth Turcott became the parly's first, and only, mem- ber of the legislature when he won a I960 byelection in Pincher Creek-Crowsnest, a constituency in the south- western corner of the prov- ince. Jr. the 1967 provincial elec- tion, the NDP received 16 per cent of the popular vote al- though Mr. Turcolt was de- feated and the party failed to elect a member. "What will affect the NDP is the same sort of conditions that led to the (NDP) upset in Saskatchewan. There is buoy- ancy in the cities but stagna- tion in rural areas." The Saskatchewan result, in which lire NDP won 45 of 60 seats to oust the Liberal gov- ernment, "has really enthused our people." FAIR SHARE In his third bid for a seat in the legislature, Mr. Notley will contest Spirit River-Fair- vieiv, a rural riding in north- western Alberta. "We have enough of a sup- port base in rl ridings that we don'l have to gain too many votes a fair share of the younger vote would turn the trick. "The younger generation is questioning the assumptions of our society and this is going to lead to a different political alignment. "In high schools, the ques- tions have moral overtones. They are about morality in the larger sense war, jus- tice, civil b'berties. "The older generation seems primarily interested in how much will it cost." Mr. Notley even managed to mix politics into the roman- tic phase of his lite. Three weeks after the 1963 provin- cial election he married San- dra Wilkinson, an American girl who worked as a volun- teer in the NDP office during a visit to Alberta. They have tlrree children, Mr. Nolley, who overcame a teen-age stutter to become a fairly accomplished public speaker, is all for a summer election "when the mass media is less effective and door-to-door campaigning is most successful." Such condi- tions are made to order for the NDP which is short of campaign funds. IHE REGISTRARS OFFICE SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1301-I6lh Avenue N.W.. Calgary, Alberta Conference ends on sour note SASKATOON (CP) The national student conference on unemployment ended one day earlier than expected because of a disappointing number ol delegates. The conference, or- iginally scheduled to last from Friday to Sunday inclusively, ended Saturday night. Barbara Tayjor of Saskatoon, conference chairman, said she was disappointed with the turn out of two dozen delegates from universities in Canada. She siid in an interview that students were becoming apathetic be- cause of lack of response from governments. Sire said: "It was also a bad lime of the year for a confer- ence. Many students have prob- ably just finished work and are taking holidays, I also think that this wave of apathy will pass and be replaced by an en- thusiasm lo rid the country ol its problems." NO SOMITIOXS Many delegates were disap- pointed that nothing really con- crete came of the discussions and no solutions were reached. Some complained of the lack of organization as many of I lie conference.1; started ns much as 00 minutes Inlc. On Saturday (wo dozen delegates attended the morning confer- ence to hear Hugh Faulkner, parliamentary secretary lo the secretary of'stale. Bill only n dozen attended the evening session when Uic conference was closed. CHANT NOTLEY Party gaining Wall Street supports Nixon plan NEW YORK (AP) The New York slock market gave Presi- dent Nixon's new economic poli- cies its wholehearted endorse- ment last week as prices shot up. Profit-taking at midweek ended the rally and erased a large portion of the gains. But most analysts remained bullish for the long term. One called Nixon's moves to halt inflation and defend the dollar "a new, aggressive, dy- namic a sentiment echoed by many brokers and in- vestment services. But many said what happens after the 90-day wage-price freeze ends is (Jit real question. Following Nixon's announce- ment, the Dow Jones average of 30 industrial stocks Monday scored its largest gain in his- tory, 32.93 points. Trading on the New York Slock Exchange that day ivas a record 32.93 mil- lion shares. The rally Epilled into Tuesday, then ended abruptly as prices fell sharply Wednesday and again Thursday. Friday was relatively quiet. Mining industry gets good news Hy BUD JOnCENSRN Canadian I'rcss Staff Writer The Canadian metal mining industry, blusled by poirerfi'l doses of bad news in recent months, has just got some en- couragement. Most of the production of Ihe major copper and iron will be exempted from increased tariffs instituted by the United Slates, although zinc and lead, the next two on the list in terms of production value, may be af- fected. More good news is that the demand for copper is increasing and there is a prospect for higher prices. Prices for zinc also have reversed a downward trend. Nickel, copper, iron ore and zinc accounted for 83 per cent of the value of metal mining production last year. These four also made up 45 per cent of Die value of all mineral production last vear. Total mineral production, which includes non-mctallics sucli as asbestos and potash, structural materials such gravel and cement, and mineral fuels natural gas and' billion last year, Metallic minerals ac- counted for ?3.115 billion, more than half the total. Canadian exports of crude minerals and their fabricaled products wcie valued at S5.0G billion year and about 5t per cent was sold to U S. mar- kels. Canada, main source of nickel for Western nations, produced about S330-million worth in 1370 End International Nickel Co. of Canada Ltd. (Inco) accounted for well over half the total. Inco is in the process of cut- ting back nickel production by seven per cent because of re- duced demand. Prospects for copper are brighter- Canadian production last year was worth mil- lion. The research department for J. H. Crang and Co., a Toronto- based brokerage firm, bas pre- pared a report showing that sloclrpijes of copper are being depleted. World prices appear lo be beginning an upward trend. Industry sources say it seems clear that nickel exports to the U.S. and most copper with the possible exception of nounced Aug. 15 by Prc-u'denl fabricated copper Nixon, will have the most se- not be affected by the higher vere effect on manufactured tariff. The tariff changes, an- goods. 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