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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 85-90. The Lcthlnidqc Herald VOL. LXIV No. 216 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1971 ,-HICE NOT OVER. 10 CENTS FOUR SECTIONS 4G PAGES Alberta election campaign on the home stretch Ily THE CANADIAN PJtESS The Alberta election cam- paign moved into the home stretch this week with tlie two weary leaders trying to elboiv eac'i oilier ouL ol position as they sprinted toward the Aug. 30 finish line. Premier Hairy Strom stepped up his attacks on the Progres- sive Conservative and New Democratic parties and also had a few harsh words for the neu's media. Conservative Leader Peter Lougheed lashed out at the So- cial Credit government's admin- istrative record. Both Mr. Strom and Mr. Lougheed had logged more than miles on the campaign trail, ajid were malting a last- minute sweep into the cities. They had concentrated on rural ridings in the first four weeks of the campaign. Mr. Loughecd, speaking to placard-waving supporters in Calgary Monday, said that since Mr. Slrom became pre- mier ill December, ]9fiB, Social Credit has had "one talent of whitewash and hiding serious problems under the rug." VISIT ALL niDIN'GS Travelling by plane, bus, car, mobile trailer anil in the pre- mier's case, even by horse, the party leaders were out to visit all 75 constituencies in what Mr. Strom described as "a different kind of campaign Mr. Strom said the "personal touch" was needed to turn back the third serious challenge to 36 consecutive years of Social Credit rule. Mr. Lougheed has adopted Uie same approach and both he and Mr. Strom have vis- ited hundreds of communities, some of them near-ghost towns. In 1940, five years after Social Credit first swept to power, op- position groups joined forces to suppor independent candidates and limit Social Credit to 35 of 57 seats. A strong Liberal push in 1955 left Social Credit with 37 of 61 seals. In the last legislature, Social Credit held 55 of 65 seats and the Conservatives 10. The Social Credit majority was reduced to 54 in April, 1971, by the death of John Jloi'an, member for Edmonton Jasper Place. Speaking to 450 people in Hod Deer Monday night, Mr. Strom said all Mr. Lougheed wants to do is to become premier. "He does not have a true re- gard for the people." HITS NDP As frr the NDP, he said, it is "importing negative socialistic ideas into this province." Mr. Strom described the for- mer national NDP leader T. C. Douglas as a spokesman "from a party and a government which failed to keep its own house in order." Mr. Douglas was formerly premier of Sas- katchewan. The premier said the Conserv- atives have made 11G platform promises, of which only a small number would increase the Al- berta budget by more than ?500 million a year. "Either they are not serious about these promises, or they plan to double taxes, it can't be any other way." Mr. Lougheed said the Social Credit platform is evasive be- cause it makes no mention of individual right, mental health or relations with Otlawa. David Jxiwis. XDP national leader, said voting Social Credit or Conservative is liking choos- ing between strychnine and ar- senic. The Conservatives would not provide a significant change. Grant the provincial NDP leader, said an -K'DP gov- ernment would introduce public- ly-owned power utilities and re- write the Alberta Labor Act to include a five-day, 40-hour work week and a minimum hourly wage. Time hanging heavily on your hands? try more careers By KEN PKITCHARD NEW YORK (CP) Has romanticized.hy poets, caressed by philosophers, belabored by econo- mists, become anathema? Do you, Uio, wonder lo do wilh il? "Dost Ihou lave life? Then do nol squander lime, for Iliat is the slnff life is made of." The words are Benjamin Kranklin's, in Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac. 1757. For many North Americans the advice has become increasingly difficult to follow. On one hand is the so-called Protestant ethic, which Irakis that wort is good for soul. On Uie other is the steady march of technology, which has reduced the work week for employees lo five days, for some to four days and even, experimentally, (o three days. Travel has boomed, industries catering lo man's leisure-time activities are among the fastest growing. But many are employee remains dissatisfied. He can't square his ingrained aversion to time wasting with all (hose hours he spends before a television set. Time reordered "The Americans are a queer people; they can't Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock once said. But man's use of time can be reordered, And Dr. Robert Butler, a psychiatrist and gerontologist in Wash- ington, D.C., suggesls how. Dr. Butler derides the standard educalion-work- cycle of man's lite. He would replace it with school-work-tcmporary retirement, more school, more in an entirely new a continuation of the cycle as long as desired. This, says the psychiatrist, would produce lifelong spiritual, psy- chological and mental gruuth, filling man's need for siu-ges of creativity interspersed with periods of re- generation. Some beginnings have been made toward improv- ing man's work satisfactions. Job enrichment studies have led some firms lo end deadening, assembly-tine procedures by combining tasks so that a worker makes a recognizable product for which he has responsibility and in wliich he can lake prjde. Other firms are re- lieving monotony by switching assignments around. Some companies are sending workers to school, to. create more valuable employees. The Conference Board in New York Cily reports that hundreds of corporations now sponsor tuition-aid plans and fellowships, seeking to keep employees a- breast of (he knowledge explosion. But, siiR'O Uie employee is cxpecled lo return to Uie company that pays for his sabbatical, these plans do not go as far as Dr. Butler's proposals. Pension plans are oltcn the main deterrent lo a series of school-work-retireir.cnt episodes in one man's career. Complete portability ot pension credits is the answer, although statisticians still say the idea is ac- tually unsound. Some thought now is being given to portability of pensions within entire industries. Time .should not bang heavily on the hands of a porson laced with the possibility of .several careers. His leisure lime wmikl become his stepping stone lo Ins nest job. Sperm stored in life lab ST. r.U'L Minn (API One of Ihr most compact 'life offices is the stiilc of Genclic Labora- tories. Inc.. a'.Krc men's sperm is stored at HIM de- grees below zero. For a year now, the firm lias pioneered in preserv- ing semen for couples who may want to have a baby at some luturc time. Wilh vascclomy operations increasing as a means of liirth control, Genetic Lnlio is gelling an increasing elii'iiicle. nimpam1 officials say. The firm is opening a brand) office in iNcw York Cily, and Ihe uri'sulcnl, biologist Arthur said he hopes eventually In srl up a siring of pniiiips up In ?u lahs .iroiind Ibe country. 'lo ilale. Unsung said, tin: fledgling company shim 11 a defieil. but it's beginning (o turn around lo profil sitle. A clicul may visit Ihe laboratory as- many as Ihreo lo insure a sufficient slore of specimens. He pays about a visil, and slon.gc cost atlcr that run lo in> lo Sif> n year. human sperm has been used for more than 17 acninnling fur some birllu in the. tlnilcd medical researchers .viy. Ottawa still waits OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister E. J. Benson said today the government is still wailing for a response from. Washington to its request for a general exemption from Presi- dent Nixon's new import surcharge. However, he told reporters after a forenoon cabinet meet- ing, the government under- stands Washington cannot grant an oxemption quickly before it considers ail Ihe implications. A number of countries, including Mexico, have sought similar ex- emptions. Mr. Benson coniinned that he now has issued invitations to nine other finance ministers to hold a conference Sept. 15, prob- ably in London, to discuss moves within the International Monetary Fund to meet the cri- sis brought on by the United Stales ceasing offical trade in gold at 535 an ounce. As he said Tuesday, finance ministers' deputies of the Group of Ten countries will meet in advance ot the Sept. 15 meeting. But the date and time of the deputies' meeting has not been set. An informant said the Group of Ten meeting might last two days. Replying to a question, Mr. Benson said he would gladly re- ceive proposals from the On- tario government for ways in which the two governments could soften the blow to export industries imposed by the sur- charge. ONTAIUO HIT HARDEST The same consultations would be extended to Quebec or any other province, it was undcr- slood. Ontario manufacturing industry is hardest it by the It) extra percentage points of im- port duty imposed by President Nixon Aug. 35. Mr. Benson said after a cabi- net committee meeting Tuesday the surcharge can be just as damaging as the cabinet feared. "We still want a full exemp- he said. Canadian government officials are to meet their U.S. counter- parts in Washington later in the week lo reinforce Canada's bid with additional facts and fig- ures. They may be given in- structions by the cabinet to bear down. Belfast bomb kills BELFAST (AP) One man was killed and 35 persons were injured, some critically, today when a terrorist bomb blasted the Belfast headquarters of the Northern Ireland Electricity Board. More than linn employees were in the building when Ihe gelignite laid by the outlawed Irish Republi- can Army bomb disposal experts who nulled lo Ihe senie found another five charges in the building but defused them in lime. The blast raic Ihe "iirsl yd in Ulslor when- lor- rnrisls hnvi' set ntf more, than ;iiin explosions this year in Ihcir niiining bailie willi Ihe Rnlish army Violence has taken 111 lives, including British soldiers, in Ihe last two weeks. Meanwhile, charges of brutal- ily were made by seven men who WITO relcasod (mm Ihe prison ship Maidstime after being inlrrnri! as .suspected members of the IRA, CONFIDENT COACH Bernard Crandall rea-ly be- lieves in ihe kids he coaches in unicycling. So much so he lies right down on the concrete at the Wayne Stale Mall during their show at Detroit and lets the Pontiac unicyclisls go soiling up Ihe ramp over his body. His con- fidence was well placed. The kids cleared him every time. Chinese officer slain in clash KAMPALA, Uganda (Reuter) Ugandan troops penetrated several miles into Tanzania dur- ing border fighting Tuesday night, a source in the office of President Idi Amin said today. Rut the source said he did not know IT the troops had pulled lock or consolidated their posi- tion. Uganda said after fighting bi oke out that a Chinese colonel fighting with the Tanzanians was killed. Journalists today were the body of the colonel. Presi- dent Amin said the Chinese had been fighting with Tanzanian troops wearing the uniform ol a Tanzanian lieutenant-colonel. There was no immediute word on further fighting, which broke out Tuesday near the Ugandan village of Mulukiila, ?00 miles soul h west of Kampala. In- formed sources said Ugandan army unils had been moved lo the border and put on full alert. Uganda and Tanzania have accused each other of starting the fighting and there has been mention of tanks and artillery in action along the border in East Africa. President Amin, who met his cabinet today to discuss the fighling, said the Chinese had said before ho died that he was "only a Chinese sent by (Tan- zanian President Julius) Ny- erere." Two-day-old baby bas heart surgery SYDNEY. Australia (Renter) Surgeons have performed a successful ojjen-heart operation on a two-day-old baby boy, doc- tors at Ihe Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children disclosed today. They said (he operation was carried out April 15. They Iw- licved it was Ihe first time such an operation had boen per- formed on sn young a child. llni'tois tin' boy is fully recovered al his Sydney home. astronauts YORK CAP) The Apollo 15 a.slroiiaiil.s rode down Fifth Avenue pm'hed ulop Ihn back si'al o[ ;ui open convorliblo, Tuesday as luneli hour crowds I'heereil. .Spi'clatui-.s liiu'd Ihe Hveuuc four deep. jail employees ready to A total of 65 members of the Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Association of CoiTectional Officers have unanimously approved a slrike if the provincial government fails to start meaningful negotiations before midnight tonight. The proposed strike is the of general dissalisfaelion within the association with a mediation hoard settlement which was imposed upon the correction officers in July following a wage policy and working condilion dispute. In a letter lo the attorney-general's office, it was stated Northern defence role By PAUL JACKSON Herald Otlawa Bureau OTTAWA The coming dec- fldc will see Canada's armed forces involved in the far north to a much greater degree than ever before. Apart from the announce- ment that (he government in- tends to utiiize the CF-105 air- craft based in the operational training squadron at Cold Lake, Alia., so that Canada will have its own interception and identi- fication capability in the prai- rie area, tne emphasis on the north is possibly of greater per- sonal interest to Albertans than anything else in the white paper on defence. LAST FRONTIER In Ihe white paper, Defence Minister Donald Macdonald says that the government recog- nized that Canada's last fron- tier has a unique physical en- vironment presenting special problems of administration and control. With the major increase in oil and gas exploration in the north, especially on the Arctic islands, the while paper says there is a danger that this ac- tivity might, with its inherent danger of oil or other pollution, dis'-'- the finely balanced ec- ology of the region. "The forces will make a ma- jor contribution to the preser- vations of an unspoiled envir- onment and an improved quali- ty of life by Ihe civil agencies in exercising pollution --i in anc] Ojf ada's says the white paper. stresses that the Canadian forces and the Canadian Emer- gency Mcasiu-es Organization will continue to play an im- portant part in providing relief ami assistance in the event of natural disasters or other civil emergencies including those resulting from oil spills or other forms of pollution. A'O I'EXETBATION Li a news conference follow- ing release of the white paper, Mr. Macdonald said that he did not expect ''unauthor- ized penetration" of the norlh by an enemy, the department of national defence is assessing the challenges that might be ex- pected in the Canadian north aiid, 'I ivarr.infcd, will make cxli'a suiveilliance. Moir committee report ready next KDAIO.Vro.V