Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THB 16THBRIDGE HERALD Monday, August 1970 Canada Is Multicultural Ethnic Conference Told EDMONTON (CP) Canada is multicultural, not blcultural, a conference of ethnic groups studying the report of the royal commission on bilingualism and biculUiraUsin was told Sat- urday. "It does not square with re- ality to say Canada is bicullur- a] and leave it at said Quebec- Relations Outlined BROUAGE, France (CP) Francois Cloulier, Quebec min- ister of Cultural Affairs said Sunday the Quebec government believes in the current co-opera- tion between France and Quebec and hopes it will inten- sify. He was speaking in this vil- lage in western France which celebnated the fourth centenary Accidents Kill Six Albertans By THE CANADIAN PRESS At least six parsons died ac- cidentally in Alberta during the weekend. The dead included Terry Nile Field, 17, and Carol Stov- both of Edmonton, killed in a single-vehicle accident four miles east of Edmonton. I Gerald Adelard Dubois, 31, of Airdrie, died in a one-car crash near Balzac, about 10 miles north of Oalgary and a two- car collision near Jasper took the life of Marie Jeanine Blan- chat-d, 31, of Jasper. Manley Samuel Provost, 26, of Brocket, was killed when struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train near Pincher Creek, 50 miles southwest of Lethbridge. Dorothy Virginia Goodison, 35, of Turner Valley, died when her car left a highway and struck a culvert near Turner Valley, about 15 miles south of Calgary. of the birth of ils most famous son Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec City. "Quebec sees in co-operation with France a means of increas- ing cultural resources and even its own techniques to assure full development." Mr. Cloutier said that until re- cently the France-Quebec ex- changes were superficial and episodical. "These exchanges have been more oriented to the past rather than tie future. The exchanges should be stepped up soon and take an established form. It will be in this spirit that the rela- will carry on. "There is no contradiction be- tween federalism and the rela- tions of France and Quebec. "No one has the right to tell us what to do in a jurisdiction that is curs." A monument to Chainplain and dedication of a new street named after Quebec were part of the ceremonies. Quebec Street runs through this village where Champlain was bora in 1570. The monu- ment was a gift from the Quebec government. Champlain founded Quebec City in 1608 and served as governor of the French colony until his death in 1635. Mr. CtouUer denied1 a report that the Quebec delegation had requested a Canadian flag be taken down from a Franco- Queber exhibition organized by a priest. The priest said that Mayor Henri Ledmivee had been re- quested to ask him to take down the flag by the Quebec delega- tion. Mr. Cloutier denied he ever made such a request Secret Guidelines OnN- Weapons Use BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) A diplomat who has seen secret guidelines for the use of tactical nuclear weapons by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization says they stress the greatest possible control over the danger of aggression. But he adds that aggression can only be deterred if the al- lies are determined to threaten the aggressor country's exist- ence, should that become neces- sary. "This he says, "is formed by a variety of weapons systems, as as by the will- ingness to use them if necessary toough a process of controlled escalation hi such a way that, finally, the national existence of the aggressor nation becomes a risk." The United States and the So- viet Union have been discussing a curb on big Intercontinental Government Forces Pull Back PHNOM PENH (CP) Fierce fighting raged southwest of the Cambodian capital today and a military spokesman said government troops had with- drawn from the strategic town of Srang under heavy Viet Cong pressure. The latest upsurge in fighting in the town 28 miles southwest of Phnom Penh came amid re- ports that other Viet Cong troops had pulled back from po- sitions only miles east of Phnom Penh after a Mekong River battle. The spokesman said govern- ment troops were trying to push their way back into Srang after making what he described as a four-mile tactical withdrawal to leave the area clear for air strikes. The spokesman, Moj. Am Rong, said he did not know if the Viet Cong were inside j Srang, which lies near a string i of hills where the guerrillas and other North Vietnamese allies have been operating. nuclear missiles at the strategic arms limitation talks. There has been no negotiation on the use of tactical nuclear missiles. Though smaller, these are im- mensely destructive and some of them are deployed in Western Europe. Only President Nixon can give the order to use them, but the alliance as a the exception of worked out and approved a do- cument called "Provisional Po- litical Guidelines for the Initial Defensive Tactical Use of Nu- clear Weapons by NATO." A rare glimpse of what it con- tains has been 'given in an arti- cle by W. F. Van Eekelen, member of the Dutch NATO delegation, published in the July-August issue of NATO Let- ter, an alliance publication. Van Eekelen says that the guidelines do not try to define a nuclear a point at which nuclear arms would have to be used. a threshold, he suggests, is more dependent on the non-nuclear strength of the alliance. This is another way of saying that the greater the allies' con- ventional strength, the longer they can delay resorting to nu- clear weapons in a the weaker they are in tradi- tional forces, the sooner they would have to "go nuclear" to stop aggression. Bohdan Krawchenko, a mem- ber of the Ukrainian University Students' Union in Toronto "There must be a retention of Ihe separate ethnic groups lo concentrate the attention on just bicutturalism is a flagrant violation of 20th century democ- racy." Abe Arnold of Winnipeg, western director of the Cana- dian Jewish Congress, told the conference that if .multicultur- alism had been accepted when immigrants first began arriv- ing in Canada, there would not be a cultural problem today. CANADIAN IDEA "Ethnic groups were not eth- nic groups until they left thsir said Mr. Arnold. "It's a Canadian Idea." Another speaker, Sab Ron- cucci of Edmonton, said Cana- dians must put allegiance to humanity before allegiance to ethnic and cultural origin. "Regardless of affiliation with the church, ethnic groups or ideologies, we should be worldly oriented so that we can have a built-in outlook make any ethnic group viable in the global said the 48 year old clothes designer. He said too close an attach- ment to one's cultural group can lead to division in a multi- cultural country. The conference, organized by a multi ethnic committee in Edmonton drew about 100 per- sons. The aim of the meeting to gather opinions and analyse the portion of the report deal- ing with cultural contributions of other ethnic groups in Can- ada. Storms Batter Areas TORONTO (CP) A electrical storms accompanied by gals-force winds battered To- ronto and scattered areas of southern Ontario Sunday night, causing widespread power fail- ures before moving into New York state. Winds of more than 50 miles an hour tore roofs off houses and bams, uprooted trees and sent branches crashing onto houses and cars. No injuries were reported, but a baggage handler at Toronto International Airport was killed when struck by lightning during an earlier storm Sunday morn- ing- A storm-caused power failure forced Toronto International Airport to shut down for 34 min- utes at its Sunday peak period as darkness fell. Runway lights could not be turned on. Hydro officials said sk hues which feed the airport, suburban Etobicoke and the west end of Toronto were disrupted. Operations were back to nor- mal today after passen- gers stranded by the storm were accommodated on special flights. Another passen- gers ready to land in Toronto at the height of the storm were di- verted to Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie, Ottawa and Winnipeg. A tractor-trailer transport was blown off the road near the junction of highways 27 and 401 and took out several utility poles. Recipe For Living BOSTON (AP) Ong Fung Chin celebrated his 100th birth- day Sunday, as the rest of Chinatown celebrated the Au- gust Moon Festival. Chin ran a laundry for 40 years. "I never get excited and I always jeat the best of he said in ex- plaining his longevity. JAMBOREE FLAG BURNING Members of a loose- knit group calling itself the People's Army Jamboree suspended ah American flag from a football goal post and burned it Sunday shortly before a march through downtown Portland. The PAJ was protesting the Vietnam war and the American Legion which is holding its national convention in Portland. Plan Formation Of New National Union Of Students EDMONTON (CP) A stu- dent union leader says a con- ference this Christmas could lead to a new national union of students which might give stu- dents a louder voice in poli- tics. Tim Christian, president of tho University of Alberta Stu- dents' Union, said Sunday night the U of A has sent a questionnaire to other Cana- dian universities asking their opinions of a new students' or- ganization "and the response has been good." He said the formation of a strong national student organi- zation "would pave the road for an extra parliamentary op- position. Unless the traditional parties are prepared1 to accept some of the students' views, students might start running for office themselves." During a continuity confer- ence at the U of A Saturday mti Sunday there was brief discussion of the proposed con- ference and the possibility of a new organization rising from it. No date for the conference has been set, but Mr. Christian said Christmas probably would be the best time. The old Canadian Union of Students gradually fell apart as, one by one, universities Help Battle Against Inflation CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Teamsters of the Charlotte based Tennessee Carolina Tracking Co. have refused part of a proposed pay increase as their part in the battle against inflation. The 41 teamsters were grant- ed a increase during recent bargaining with the Trucking Employers Inc. and the U.S. trucking industry. The local Teamsters have sign- ed a petition calling the move inflationary and saying they want to return 7 cents per hour to the company. The local had won in bargaining, but a Chicago lo- cal had held out for A spokesman said the local union hopes it can sell the idea to other unions. withdrew in disagreement with the organization's policies. The U of A was one of the first to withdraw. There 'have been continuing discussions an .the possibility of forming a strong new'body. Militant Hippies On Spree FRESHWATER (Reuters) Britain's biggest pop festival on the Isle of Wight ended in chaos today as about 200 of the fans staged an orgy of destruc- tion, leaving behind an esti- mated damage bill. Police dispute the damage estimate, given by the organiz- ers of the festival. Two hundred militant hippies sparked the riot Sunday night when they stormed down a hill- side into the festival arena and began tearing down iron fences protecting temporary catering stores. A dozen stores were systemat- ically looted and then burned by youths carrying flaming torches. As fires blazed all around the festival site, 60 policemen were called in to reinforce the organ- izers' own security force. Two smoke bombs were hurled at the stage setting fire to amplification equipment and sending a wave of panic through the vast crowd of spectators. The fire was soon extinguished by festival officials. The rioting fans, led by Hell's Angels and French anarchists, had demanded free music since the five-day festival began Delay Sought On Convictions For Marijuana Offences EDMONTON (CP) West- ern university student leaders, meeting on the weekend, called for a moratorium on convic- tions for offences involving marijuana. The meeting, termed a con- tinuity conference, agreed the moratorium should remain in effect until the Le Data com- mission on the non-medical use of drugs completes its report. ''This meeting condemns the federal government for its failure to take meaningful ac- tion on the problem of penal- ties for drug said a motion accepted by the confer- nce. "People who use drugs other than alcohol and nicotine are being discriminated against be- cause of laws based on preju- dice and inaccurate informa- tion." The conference also agreed to support legalization of mari- juana and suggested a nation- wide student referendum to es- tablish how widespread drug use is in Canada. "Then we can say because it is so widespread, it's- silly to have laws that can't be en- forced said Christine Krouraye, a delegate from the University of Britsh Columbia. Oct. 15 was set as a tenta- tive date for the referendum. The students also criticized western provincial govern- ments for student assistance Man Is Ordered To Trial For Illegal Marriages MONTREAL (CP) A 51- year-old man was sent to trial here on a charge of illegally performing a marriage and was later arraigned on second similar charge. Arthur Joseph McNicoll was committed to preliminary hear- ing on charge of marrying a young couple in June, 1967, after Sessions Judge Jacques Anctil heard a 21-year-old man say he and his fiancee were "joined in matrimony" by Mc- Nicoll while they were both teen-agers. The witness said he believed he had read in a newspaper that marriages could be performed by a justice of the peace or Qubec Superior Court commis- sioners such as McNicoll. He said he knew McNicoll was a commissioner and tele- phoned him ot make inquiries. The girl had been pregnant at the time and church authorities had refused to marry them be- cause both were minors and they had not had parental con- sent. The witness said McNicoll agreed to perform the ceremony and on June 3, 1967, the couple went to his home accompanied by a relative and two witnesses. Elect Alberta Man Lutheran League Head WINNIPEG (CP) Agricul- ture Minister H. A. Olson told young Lutherans Sunday they have a right to be different but not to impose view o n the majority. "I think all of us will re'cog- uize there is an apparent revo- lution, in ideas, in the changing of old standards and principles, he said in an address to the national convention of the Lu- theran League. But he said there is a need for a positive program with Christians showing "what you stand for, not what you're against." Ernest Hanson of Valhalla Centre, Alta., was elected president of the league. Fishermen Protest Soviet Operations VICTORIA (CP) Canadian and U.S. fishboats were back at sea today after staging a protest Sunday against Soviet fishing vessels operating off the Canadian and U.S. west coast. HALE OPTICAL COMPANY LTD J Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 307 6lh SI. S. 327-7152 HURRIED FLEET The vanguard of about 500 boats in British Columbia's fishing fleet head; away from the fishing grounds and into Victoria harbor Saturday for a demonstration over Soviet presence on tho west coast fishing ground. About 300 trawlers packed themselvoJ into the harbor while another 200 anchored outside while representatives of the fleet met with Fisheries Minister Jack Davis to discuss forthcoming meetings with Soviet officials in> Ottawa. About 300 Canadian boats sailed into Victoria harbor Sat- urday and another 200 remain- ed outside while a delegation of 16 fishermen held a closed meeting with Jack Davis, fed- eral fisheries minister. On the U.S. Pacific Coast, an estimated U.S. fishing boats also tied up in support of the demands of Canadian fish- ermen for a 200 mile territorial limit. The limit now is 12 miles. Mr. Davis promised the fish- ermen they will play a part in negotiations with Soviet au- thorities in an attempt to re- solve problems between the Canadian and Soviet fishing fleets. There have been several in- cidents of Soviet trawlers brushing small Canadian boats in west coast fishing grounds this year. The Rus- sians have been fishing outside the 12-mile limit. Mr. Davis reiterated that at the next United Nations law of the sea conference, in 1971, Canada will press (or exten- sion of Canadian fishing wa- ters to include the Continental Shelf off both coasts. He said Ottawa can't sup- port a 200-mile limit. "We'll ask for a limit but we would probably be satis- fied to settle for 600 fathoms and under as tory." Canadian lerri- They had signed a document which they regarded as their marriage certificate. The docu- ment was exhibited in court. The witness said he asked how much he owed McNicoll and was told there was no spe- cific charge, but he gave Mc- Nicoll McNicoll was released on his own recognizance pending trial and was then arraigned before S'essions Judge Gerard Lagan- iere on a second charge of ille- gally performing a marriage of a second teen-age couple Sept. 23, 1967, again at his home. Bail of was set and pre- liminary hearing was scheduled for Sent. 4. Ninth Suicide In Que. Jail MONTREAL (CP) Marcel Perron, 27, hanged h f m s e 1 f today in his cell at St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary. It was the ninth suicide at the federal in- stitution this year. A spokesman said Perron, serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery, hanged himself with his belt. He was due to be released in November, 1972. policies and student ment. An Alberta delegate said up- per middle class students are the ones who get jobs and grants and are the ones who need them the least. Delegates from British Co- lumbia and Saskatchewan com- plained of lack of money for student bursaries and loans. A Manitoba student said his pro- vincial government has estab- lished a "mysterious" bursary system under which students are not informed of how much they are to receive, Canada Manpower also cama under attack for itj "hire a stu- dent" advertising program. The meeting agreed money spent on the program should be used to solve student unem- ployment and to create useful community aid.employment for students. 42 Cars Finish Clean Air Race PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The first of 42 cars in the mile Clean Air Car race testing anti-pplluiton engines crossed the finish line Sunday to tha cheers of spectators at the Cali- fornia Institute of Technology. But the first finishers will not necessarily be the winners. The cross-country race is a test of cleanliness, not speed. The vic- tors will be announced after the last lagging entries arrive Wednesday. The early finishers were standard cars with internal combustion engines modified to burn cleanser fuel than normal gasoline. In addition to the 34 internal combustion entries there were eight electric cars, all running far behind because of charging problems. First across the line were two Plymouth Valiants entered by students at the University of California at Berkeley. Next was a bright orange 1365 Mus- tang driven by students from the University of California at Los Angeles. 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