Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
GUNNT HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY 80 The lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER !0 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Abolish commissions GRAIN TIEUP-Lines of railwoy cars loaded wilh Canadian grain have built up oulside grain elevators on the Vancouver waterfront during a two-week stoppage in port operations in a dispute between longshoremen and their employers. (CP Alberta to tighte on educ By RON CAUHVELL Herald .Staff Writer The provincial government will make a move to tighten its grip on the reins of post-secon- dary education in Alb erta through abolition of Ihe Alberta Universities Commission and the Alberta Colleges Commis- sion, DISCLOSES PLANS Jim Foster, minister of ad- vanced education, made the expected announcement Thurs- day during a meeting with presidents of tlie province's six community colleges. The minister said he Is now prepared to recommend aboli- tion of the two commissions to the government. The decision is in line with one of the recommendations of the Worth Commission Report on Educational Planning which was released earlier this sum- mer. "Continued maintenance ot the Alberta Colleges Commis- sion and the Alberta Universi- ties Commission will only splinter and distort the efforts of the department of advanced the report said. General disappointment with the decision has been the main reaction in post secondary education circles. Dr. C. D. Stewart, president of the Lethbridge Community College, said he wasn't pleased with the decision "because tho colleges were just getting used to the commission system of operation." "I think there is quite a pos- sibility we will have to work with people for awhile who don't understand the system as well as the commission mem- bers and, In the formative years of a college, Eliis isn't too he said, Dr. Stewart added that he is pleased that the minister has made it clear exactly where he stands. "I don't like the business of wishy washy ness. I appreciate fly TNI' CANADIAN TRESS A proposal'by I lie federal government to participate in legal ait! was welcomed Thursday by spokesmen in Alberta, Ontario and New of the provinces with (heir own legal aid programs. And justice ministers in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island also bad praise for the proposal, which they said would help their provinces if (hey set up legal aid schemes. The proposal, announced Thursday by federal Jus- tice Minister Otto Lang, would provide legal aid in criminal cases. Another program would provide crime compensation. Both plans would be operated by Hie provincial governments with the federal government providing up Eo 90 per cent of the casts. Alberta 'benefits Dave Morris, Alberta's legal aid director, said the federal proposal could mean an additional an- nually to Alberta legal aid programs. Ho described as "tremendous" the justice minister's announcement that tbc federal government will pay a province up to 50 cents a person for legal aid and fivo cent's for crime victims. Mr. Morris said if the province doesn't cut the cur- rent legal aid budget of next year, the Alberta legal aid scheme could be expanded to cover additional criminal code cases. He added that increased financing on the program could extend legal old to cover such civil cases as divorce actions. He said (he 90-por-cent financing guideline issued by Ottawa is fair it means the province will have to match Hie federal grants dollar for dollar. Mr. Morris greeted with mixed reaction the federal announcement I hat individuals charged with crimes punishable with long prison terms or death would be allowed to select (heir own lawyer. He siiid situations might arise where a of major crimo.s occur nt once making it impossible for (o request Ihe services of the same lawyer. "In such situations, hopefully a lawyer would able, to-refuse and Ihe individual would have (o mnke a sec- ond pick." Tiie selection stipulation in such cases would neces- sitate ii change; in Alberta's current program which not allow .selection of legal aid lawyers liy tho client. Mr, Morris added: "Now we have to hope (hero Isn't a federal election this fall because if the gov- rmmenl changes hands, it means Ihe program con III wiped out if a new government is elected." Onlmio Justice Secretary Allan Lawrence .said tho Ottawa proposal on legal aid "looks satisfactory lo us." But Mr. Lawrence said the offer of federal aid in compensating victims of crime is "disappointing" be- cause it not n.s comprehensive as Ontario's plan. studied plan. Mr. I-nwrcnce, who lolcl a news conference he has not hart time to .study Ihe proposals in detail, said tho offer would mean new federal assistance lo Ontario of about million annually in legal aid and nearly fnr victims of crime. Mr. Lawrence said Ihp Ottawa plan on compensv lirni i.s limited lo -10 crimes, while Ontario's is all-em- bracing. John Baxter, New Brunswick's justice minister, Ottawa's participation would probably allow New Hnmswick to expand its own legal niri program sooner thai: expo-clod. Mr. Rax lor said rough calculations indicated New linmsuirk wonlil rcreivr more than DM from Ot- during Ihe first full year of federal involvement, in legal aJd In criminal casoa Commonwealth games to be staged in Edmonton By AL McNKfl, MUNICH (CP) Edmonton was chosen Thursday as the site of the 1978 Commonwealth Games. It will only the third time in the history of the Games that they have been held in Canada. Tn a tense competition that lasted almost until midnight Thursday night, the British. Commonwealth Games Feder- ation selected the Aloerla capi- tal over Leeds, England, by a vote of 24 to JO. Canada won 20 gold medals in the inaugural British Empire G a tncs at I Iain ilton, Ont., a showing yet to be equalled. In Ihe Games at Vancouver, I he Canadian team won nine gold. In the last Games in 1D70 at Edinburgh, Scotland, a strong Canadian team won 18 gold. An intense lobby ing effort which took Mayor Ivor Dent of Edmonton to many Com- mon wcall h countries hel pcd win the 1978 Games for his city. Edmonton spent in pro- motion expenses, STADIUM NEEDED The Edmonton costs, how- ever, are expected to recov- ered by donations from the public and corporations. Sev- eral million dollars will be needed to erect sites for the various sjwrts including a main stadium. "The lobbying done here by m y peop! e was Mayor Dent said. "I wouldn't want to tackle it again, though, the way I rushed through Af- rica and the Caribbean polling votes from those areas." The banning of Rhodesia from Hie Summer Olympic Games, due to open here Satur- day, was a factor In swinging the decision to Edmonton, Mayor Dent said. Since Rhodesia is not a mem- of the Commonwealth it covild not qualify for the Games. Hut strong anti-British feeling among black African countries worked against Leeds. Some black Africans say IRA continues to force action BELFAST (CP-AP) Guer- rillas shot ami killed a British soldier and Hie heart ot a Coimty Tyrone town today as the Irish Republican Army pressed ils campaign to force Northern Ireland into action with the Republic of Ireland. A 200-pnunrl car homli wrecked a hotel find the court house in Hie centre of Fivcmilc- town, County Tyrone, and dam- aged 30 store's and houses. Tho bombers pave an hour's warn- ing and no one was hurl. Belfast crowds, in somo places eight deep on the side- walk, watched the funeral of JriTiies Johnston, a leading of the Protest bnsed Loyalist Association of Workers found hooded and shot in a Roman Cntholie area Tues- day. John McQnade, a friend of Dock strike the family and former member nf Parliament, said Johnston had tortured tefore being shot. Tho soldier was tho Hlh trooper killed in two weeks and the 300th fatality tlus year. He shot in the head by a sni- per who fired three high-veloc- ity rounds at a patrol in north Belfast. Britain has not taken a tough enough stance against Rhodesia since the whiLe-ruled country broke away from the Com- monwealth and proclaimed its independence. ISSUE HAD EFFECT The delegation leader, Aid. Irwin Bellow, said: "I am pretty sure the prob- lem had a blocking effect on England, "I am sure Edmonton will do well. Ami good luck to them. But sports has txjcome so politi- cal today. We're all dis- appointed. There was no com- paiison (of the merits of tho JL was obviously a political decision." "Yes, I think it was a fac- Mayor Dent said of the Rhodesian ban. "It was a fac- tor that was en tirely unex- pected and didn't help their cause.1' But Mayor Pent said he had received assurances from tho African delegates earlier this year during visits lo key Afri- can capitals that they would support Edmonton's bid. Another factor believed fo have influenced the selection was an offer by Air Canada to fly African athletes to Edmon- ton at charter rates. The Leeds delegation bad said that air fares to Alberta would havo been prohibitive. Horst Sell mid, Alljerta's min- ister of youth, culture and rec- reation, said Ihe provincial gov- ernment will support Edmontnn wilh all resources of all its de- partments toward a successful venture. To accommodate the Games, Edmonton city fathers plan an open-air stadium with is.OOfi permanent and tem- porary scats, a cycling track and an Olympic-size swimming the fact that we were told flat out what he plans to do." DISAPPOINTED Dr. Henry Kolesar, chairman of thj nine member colleges commission, said he is disa- pointed by the decision. 4' We f a vo r th e com mission approach rather than the de- partment of advanced educa- tion he said. "The commission feels its relation- shin has good with the colleges in the past few years an rI t hat t he co! Ic ge syste m has heen improved under tha guidance of the commission." Dr. Kolesar said if the com- missions are abolished, ho hopes post secondary inslitu- tions will develop an associa- tion through which they could express thei r coJ Iccti ve views to the government. Dr. A. M. Kristjajisen, a staff officer with the Alberta Universities Commission, also expressed disappointment with the announcement. "We fett we were serving a useful function and we would have to question whether tho job can he done better without he said. Dr. Kristjansen said the commission was not notified formally of the decision. "All we knew was what we read in the papers." Dr. Owen Holmes, vice-presi- dent of the University of Leth- bridge, said the move was not unexpected but it was still dis- appointing. "Most of us here still think Ihe commission idea is a good one but I guess everyone agrees that the commission hasn't worked out as as expected when it was lie said. There was curiosity In some corners about why the cabinet appointed; several new mem- bers to both commisions with- in the past month if there is an intention to scrap both groups. The Herald attempted to con- tact Mr. Foster this morning but he failed to return (he calls before going into a morning. long meeting. Feed plant destroyed fire JIM FOSTER makes announcement. in TABBR spectacu- lar lire destroyed the feed-mixing plant of Select Feeds in Taber's industrial park early this morning. The fire was well advanced when the alarm was turned ID by an alert employee at the lo- cal cannery at a.m. Left standing in the rubbla are two elevated gram bins. Installation of new mixing and pelleting equipment was ncaring completion in prepara- tion for opening of the plant early next month. Plant manager Gerald Linger not available this morning for comment. Police uncover Kremlin spy plan HONG KONG (Reuter) De- tectives found a Kremlin plan to recruit spies throughout the Far East in the trouser pocket of one of two Soviet agents caught with Hong Kong businessmen, a reliable source said today. The Russians one of them of Chinese ancestry were de- ported from the British colony after special b r anch police raided the home of one of the businessmen last month, the sources added. The South China Morning Post newspaper said today the police raid smashed a Soviet spy rink operating in the col- ony. According io the reliable source, a Russiar. master spy posting as a nvarine superinten- dent controlling repair work on Soviet ships here, took the first step in setting up the ring in The Russian, identified as Al- exander Trusov, invited one of the Hong Kong businessmen to Moscow where he was asked to spy in Hong Kong in return for contracts'with four Soviet, ex- port No- voexport, Raznoexporl, and Ex- portljon, the source added. POSED AS SEAMEN He was given codes and in- structions to contact Soviet cou- riers masquerading as seamen on Russian cruise ships stop- ping here. Earlier this year, the source eaid, the second businessman became involved and two So- viet agents came to Hong Kong on July 17 to contact him. When the two men, Andrei Polikarov and Stcpan Tsunaev, met the businessmen at bis home, special branch detectives broke in and arrested them. Detectives found detail of a Soviet plan t o recruit more agents in the Far East in Po- likarov's trouser pocket. The Russians were escorted back to their ship, the Kha- barovsk, and told to leave the colony. Nixon predicts victory SAN CLEMENTE> Calif. (AP) Predicting he will win the November election by a margin "twice as big'1 as that in 1968, President Nixon says he wants four m ore Whi t e House years to pursue a "breakthrough for peace" in dealings with Peking and cow. Nixon spanned the continent hours after ac- cepting renominalion by the Republican parly at Miami Beach. Canada condemns Asians' expulsion 'Money's no object. He has a World Hockey Association contract.' By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) The federal government has strongly con- demned the proposed expulsion of Asians from Uganda and said it will accept some o[ them info Canada without set- ting a quota officially. Prime Minister Trudeau 1s- Eued a strong statement Thurs- day regretting ard deploring the decision of Ihe Uganda gov- ernment to expel Asians with British passports, He said a learn of immigra- resumed VANCOUVER (CP) Fed- eral Labor Minister Marlin O 'Conn ell Thursday night proved to he (lie necessary foe- tor in gelling hnth sides in tha west coast dock strike back to Iho bargaining table. Representatives of Hie British Columbia Mar ill me Kmployers Association nml !ho Inter- national Longshoremen's nnd Warehousemen's Union wero scheduled lo meet today (o res- ume acr OSR Hi e -table negotia- tions. Talks broke off last vSat- urday. Don Garcia, area president of the I1AVU, said the cimcnl strike, which hns closed six major porLs, is ill continue imUl a settlement is reached. tion and health officials be sent to Kampala to accelerate the processing of applications from those Asians who apply to come to Canada, But he gave no Indication of any upper limit to the number that Canada will accept. The only hint came earlier in the day when he told reporters Canada will accept a certain number under certain condi- tions. However, there are in- dications that Canada is pre- pared to accept between and Ugandan Asians. His statement said the Cana- dian team going to Uganda in the next few days "will enable us to form a clearer impression of the numbers involved and of the extent to which exceptional measures may have to be taken lo deal urgently with those vho would not normally qualify for admission." "Should circumstances de- mand, the minister of man- power and immigration has boon- authorized to institute a program of admission on an emergency basis." The government has steadfastly refused to comment on numbers when talking about Asians, saying moro informa- tion is nwded. MASSIVE COLLISION Aeriol view shows somo of Ihe vehicles involved in o chain collision os a result of heavy fog Friday on a highway near Breda, Nether- lands, 27 miles southeast of Rollerdam. About 70 cars, trucks and motor piled up In Occident and five of tho tankers were set afire. Sixleeen persons were killed and 40 injured in tho pileup, which experts said was probably the worst ever in Europe. Seventy cars and trucks wero involved in the pileup. (AP wirephola by cabla from Rotterdam) Seen and heard About town TTOSPITAl, BOARD member Henrietta Hall remark- ing she is a good home-maker but a poor housekeeper Ja.yne Romanchuk spending half an hour in the dressing room trying on a pair of socks Kerry Wright arranging a transfer to Calgary to close to her boyfriend, only to find out he's just been test east.