Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
TUt IETHBRIDGS HERAII) Wednesday, August 1970 Briefs Criticize CP Rail aiis For 'Canadian9 CALGARY (CP) Opposition continued Tuesday to the Cana- dian Pacific Railway plan to make its debt-ridden Trans-Con- tinental passenger service lose less money. The four briefs presented to the Canadian Transport Com- mission public hearing during the day criticized the plan as in- ndeiiuate to cure the ills of the Canadian, official name of the tain. Their position was similar to that taken Monday by the Al- berta government which said the plan was a poor attempt and the CPR should be told to produce a more acceptable set of proposals. J. J. Frawley, counsel for Al- berta, went further and said the plan was no more than an ex- cuse to make the Canadian so high-priced and undesirable as a passenger service that the railway would be permitted to discontinue its operation. The whole question of the daily passenger service's eco- nomics was raised in October, 1969, when the CPR said the roule was losing money and ap- plied to the transport commis- sion to stop service. The commission agreed it was losing in 1968-but ordered the railway to continue in tiic public interest and formulate a plan to reduce the deficit. The federal govern- ment pays 80 per cent of the op- erating losses in such a situa- tion. The railway proposal called for a rise in fares of between 10 and 25 per cent, fewer trains during all but the three summer months and smaller tains at all times. T. P. James, chief of passen- ger service, said under cross- examination the fare increase would work only if the Canadian National Railways would also rates to prevent CPR from Montreal Police Strike Unavoidable Commission Told MONTREAL (CP) Could the Oct. 7 strike by Montreal's policemen have been avoided? Apparently not, according lo testimony Tuesday from Guy March1, president of the Mont- real Policemen's Brotherhood. Mr. Marcil traced events leading to the 16-hour walkout in a four-hour appearance be- fore a two-member Guebec Po- lice Commission inquiry. Mr. Marcil said: "I think that Oct. 7 was a collective act, a profound ma- laise. It (the strike) was spontaneous. "No one gave them orders to leave their jobs." He said once the majority of QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certiftsd Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. M PHONE 328-76841 police got into Paul Sauve Arena foi an extraordinary in- formation meeting Oct. 7, it was impossible to get them to re- sume work. While disagreeing with the strike, Mr. Marcil said, he thought it was the lesser of sev- eral methods of protest. There could have been more danger to the public had police marched on city hall or just stayed home. was going so badly in police stations that Mr. Marcil thought "the police would have walked off their jobs" even if the Oct. 7 meeting had not been called. Mr. Marcil said that because of their heavier work load, Montreal police were bitter over the arbitration offer of up from first-class constables in a two-year con- tract: It was to start at in the first year. Eventually, Montreal police ratified a one-year agreement for Firemen picked up losing customers along compet- ing routes. Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes said Tuesday to place such a condition on the proposal was "simply irrational and foolish in the extreme" particularly when the CPR plan did not indicate the CNR had been consulted. W. G. C. Boyd, representing local 855 of the United Trans- portation Union, said the cut in service on the route between Montreal and Vancouver was "further evidence'of the pi a n n e d degradation of CP (Rail) service." Mr. Boyd a 53-year-old bag- gageman who would likely be thrown out of work if the serv- ice was cut, said the railway had made no effort in recent years to encourage passenger use of the Canadian. He said the Canadian govern- ment subsidizes other forms of transport through expensive air- ports, seaway facilities and highways and should also be willing to subsidize the opera- tion of the Canadian at its present level of service. A brief by the Alberta Fed- eration of Labor suggested the Canadian transport commis- sion give serious consideration to nationalization of all Cana- dian Pacific assets. The Federation said the com- pany built a vast corporation out of the profits from passen- ger and freight lines and pub- lic fimds and land grants given the firm. The Federation recommended the move as an alternative to the railway's plan to cut losses of The Canadian. The railway has gone to con- siderable length to show losses on the operation of The Cana- dian, the Federation said, but has done nothing "to upgrade passenger service or encourage the travelling public in any way to use the railways." The CPR proposals, which call for fewer trains during nine months of the year and smaller trains at all times, would mean the eventual de- mise of feeder routes such as dayliner service between Ed- monton and Calgary, Calgary and Lethbridge, the brief said. The hearing is expected to wrap up its work in Calgary today with briefs from the Al- berta Federation of Labor and provincial Progressive Conserv- ative Leader Peter Lougheed. Hearings will open in Vancou- ver Thursday. 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About 300 men fought -the fire Tuesday but were hampered by variable winds which turned the flames in ail directions. 300 Firefightes Battle Blaze Forest Fire Still Uncontrolled CALGARY (CP) fore- cast calling for cooler weather and rainshowers Tuesday rais- ed the hopes of 300 firefighters attempting to control a forest tire that has burned over acres of mature pine and spruce in the Bow River Forest Reserve about 55 miles north- west of here. Lawrence P. Gauthier, Bow River forest superintendent, said that if everything goes in favor of the fire fighters they may have the flames under control by the weekend. "But you can't really fore- cast how the tire will go. If we had a little bit of rain, we might be successful. But if the weather gets warmer and the winds become gustier, then we shall lose the lot." Crews had managed to bull- doze a fireguard line around all but a small section of the Cable TV Must Provide Education Program Channel OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Radio-Television Commis- sion announced Tuesday that cable TV operators will be re- quired to set aside a channel for educational programming by provincial authorities when this is requested by a provincial government. The commission said it re- ceived a directive from the fed- eral government stating that no cable licence may he issued or renewed after March in cases where a channel on the system has been requested by a province unless the CRTC stipu- lates that such a channel be set aside. The CRTC said any channel used by provincial authorities must be for1 programming "de- signed to be presented in such a context as to provide a continu- Agnew Sees U.S. Pullout In Five Years SUN-MOON LAKE, Formosa AP) Vice-President S'piro T. Agnew said today that all United States forces would be withdrawn from South Korea Then the modernization of that country's armed forces is com- peted, possibly within five years. Continuing his four-country Asian tour, Agnew flew from South Korea to the Nationalist Chinese island of Formosa after wo days of extended confer- ences with South Korean Presi- dent Chung Hee Park. During the flight to Formosa, Agnew told reporters it is "very doubtful" that the United States will leave even a token force in South Korea after the moderni- zation of South Korea's man army, navy and air force. The United Stales now has troops in South Korea and plans to withdraw by next June 30. South Korean officials say they need million in U.S. aid in the next five years than four times the iresent improve heir forces lo the point where hey can fight off any North Ko- -eah attack without U.S. help. lides Songs ouvesirs "Visit Expe 70" With TEEN CLEFS Yates Memorial Centra Wednesday, Aug. 26th p.m. COtlECTION ity of learning opportunity aimed at the acquisition or im- provement of knowledge or the enlargement of. understand- ing. The CRTC also announced that, effective from last June 4, broadcasting licences may not be issued to provincial govern- ments or their agents, includ- ing municipalities and educa- tional institutions. However, an application for renewal of a licence that was in effect April 1, 1968, might be granted for a term not to extend beyond March The announcement is in line with a statement June 9 by State Secretary Gerard Pelle- tier in which he said broad- casting licences should not be issued to provinces or their agents. CRTC legal counsel John Hylton said Tuesday the ruling will apply to CFRC AM and FM radio operated by Queen's Uni- versity, Kingston, Ont; CJRT- FM, operated by Ryerson Poly- technical Institute in Toronto; and CJUS-FM at the University of Saskatchewan. It would also affect CKUA AM and FM at the University of Alberta, a station maintain- ed and operated by Alberta Government Telephones. Mr. Hylton said the CRTC is in consultation with the sta- tions to arrange for "a suitable corporate structure" to take over ownership and Operation. fire but their efforts were hin- dered by gusty winds. The fire, burning in an east west di- rection, is about four miles long and half a mile wide. The fire started last Thurs- day and spread rapidly, result- ing in the movement of two ad- ditional expert crews 50 men into the area Monday night. Smoke from the fire drifted over the city, forming a haze and reducing visibility for air- craft at feet to zero. The fire is burning in rough terrain between the north anc south forks of Burnt Timber Creek and is being fought with 17 tractors, a personnel car- rier, too amphibious vehicles, trucks, three helicopters and eight fixed wing aircraft. Thuy Back At Paris Peace Talks PARIS (Reuters) Xuan Thuy, North Vietnam's chief ne gotiator at the Paris peace talks, returned here today after a four-month absence. Thuy's return is expected to set the stage for serious nego- tiations at the peace talks for the first time in at least a year His return is in apparent re- sponse to President Nixon's.ap- pointment of veteran diplomat David K. E. Bruce to head the United States delegation. The Hanoi negotiator returnee to North Vietnam in early May, saying that Nixon had down- graded Uie talks by failing to name a high-level replacemeni for Henry Cabot Lodge, who re- signed as the top U.S. man here in December. It is not yet known whether either Bruce or Thuy will attend the regular weekly session of the talks Thursday. But their most important contacts are ex- pected to take place in private, probably beginning within a few weeks. IN BETTER DAYS In the early hours of June 24, Rep. Richard Max McCarthy (left) congratulates Thomas P. Flaherty on his nomination for McCarthy's House seat. Today, Flaherty charged McCarthy had asksd him to bow out of the raco and offered him to finance a campaign for a judgeship. McCarthy denied the charges. Scientists Seek Environmental Act HALIFAX (CP) A proposal to seek a Canadian bill of rights for the environment in the form of a federal environmental qual- ity act was adopted at Uie first national conference of Canada's scientific community Tuesday. But some of the 100 delegates had second thoughts. The resolution before the con- ference of the Scientific, Engi- Provincilil Court Judge Suspended VANCOUVER (CP) A member of the British Colum- bia Judicial Council said Tues- day provincial court Judge Bernard Isman, 63, has been suspended from his duties pending investigation of an in- cident alleged to have occurred Aug. 7. Cariboo district Judge Ken- neth Arkell, a member of the commission, confirmed that the suspension had been ordered, but declined to discuss details of the alleged incident. The Vancouver Sun says It has learned the incident in- volved routine investigation by Vancouver police and RCMP of suspicions of prostitution and drug use against a woman. It says no arrests were made and no char'ges laid in the investi- gation. The suspension order, hand- ed to Judge Isman Monday, was signed by provincial court Judge Cyril White, chairman of the judicial commission. Judge White was away from Vancouver Tuesday and un- available for comment. He is scheduled to return Sept. 8. Judge Arkell said a hearing will be held at a date to be set and "all sides will be given an opportunity to be heard be- fore a further decision is made." The seven-man judicial coun- cil has power to suspend pro- vincial court judges tem- porarily. Permanent removal would require an order-in-coun- cil by the provincial cabinet. Judge Isman has been on the bench here since 1962. neering and Technological Com- munity of Canada (SCITEC) passed with only one dissenting vole. When the dissenting delegate expressed "great reservations about speaking out in the name of Canadian scien- several others joined in questioning SClTEC's authority. SCITEC was formed last Jan- uary by about 60 Canadian pro- fessional groups encompassing a cross-section of the sciences in an effort to provide the scien- tific community with one voice. Mr. Morris Katz, a professor of chemistry at York Univer- sity, chairman of the conference workshop which recommended the environmental quality act, was joined by several other del- egates in defending SClTEC's action. If delegates did not present some specific resolutions and suggestions for SCITEC. action "then we will have another ex- ercise in futility and this will end up as just another confer- ence where views were aired but the result will not reach any kind of audience Dr. Katz said. DID NOT COMMIT Dr. M. H. Edwards of the Royal Military College said the wording of the resolutions was such that it did not commit member associations. SCITEC will urge the federal government, i n consultation with the Canadian Council of Resource Ministers and1 Provin- cial Governments, to develop "an environmental quality act or acts to establish and commit to legislation recognition of the individual and collective rights of ordinary citizens to a clean and healthy environment." Most existing environmental and pollution legislation was ne- gative and fragmented and the "mere double negative of 'fight pollution' is not sufficient or comprehensive e n o u g the committee said in urging an act transcending all existing legisla- tion. The conference also adopted a resolution calling for the estab- lishment of a committee on en- vironmental quality. It would help develop priorities on a na- tional and regional basis; pre- pare an inventory on pollution research; provide advice on an interpretive monitoring and ar- range symposia. 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