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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDQt HERALD Friday, February News In brief ASTA warns of conflict EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta School Trustees' Association has warned that a province-wide confrontation could erupt between teachers and school boards over health and accident benefits. In a statement distributed Thursday, the association said there could be trouble if plans go ahead to include all teachers under workmen's compensation School boards would have to pay an additional in premiums annually, the association said, although i "chers already have a wide range of coverage that makes additional protection unnecessary. The association said if school boards are forced by the province to include teachers under workmen's compensation, the boards will want to open negotiations with teachers to do away with existing benefits This could lead to a "province-wide teacher-board conflict" Skylab 3 given go-ahead HOUSTON (AP) Skylab 3 astronauts were given the go- ahead Thursday to complete their record 84-day space mis- sion They said they are m better physical condition now than when they began the mission and expect only minor medical problems when they return to earth Feb 8 The astronauts were in the 77th day of their mission Thursday. General denies being held COCHABAMBA (CP) Farm workers in Bolivia have threatened to renew their de- fiance of the government, after barricades they set up were dismantled by the army Nine peasants were reported killed and at least 30 wounded in the incident, and clandestine radio stations in the countryside said Thursday the workers will continue resisting "until the ultimate consequences." Earlier in the day, a Bolivian army general denied government reports he was taken hostage in the rebellion. "I have never been held as hostage." said Gen. Juan Perez Tapia. "Quite the contrary. I have been treated cordially at all times by the peasants in my talks with them." There was no immediate ex- planation by the regime of President Hugo Banzer for its official statements that Perez had. been abducted and then rescued by soldiers. Stanfield in Edmonton OTTAWA (CP) Con- servative Leader Robert Stanfield will be in Edmonton today, the first stop on a four-day visit to Alberta and British Columbia. He will meet law students at the University of Alberta and attend the Alberta Progressive Conservative Association annual meeting evening. morning he will arnve in Vernon. B.C.. where he will take part in winter carnival activities He will leave Vernon Sunday morning and spend a few hours in Vancouver before travelling to Victoria. In the B.C. capital Monday, Mr Stanfield will hold a morning news conference and will speak to Victoria Chamber of Commerce. He is to leave for Ottawa immediately after the noon speech. Asthma remedies recalled OTTAWA (CP) The federal health department announced the recall Thursday of two aerosol asthma remedies, Asthma- nefrin automatic aerosol and Vaponefrin. The first product may be la- belled under the names of ei- ther Mitchum-Thayer Ltd., Toronto, or Trent Drug Co. Ltd., Montreal, the department said. Sales of Vaponefrin, dis- tributed by Arlington Labora- tories of Montreal, were dis- continued in 1971. but the de- partment warned that some containers may still be on pharmacy shelves or in private homes. Tests' conducted in the U.S. showed that both products de- liver many times the normal doses of epinephrine, the active ingredient, although no deaths or adverse effects had been noted. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FnUESTIMATtS 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL The department said it con- siders the use of the defective aerosols as a potential health hazard and urged patients to discontinue their use. The department added that products bearing the names Asthmanefrin and Vaponefrin are also sold in solution form for use in vaporizers and are not involved in the recall. Only the aerosols were considered hazardous. Patients support doctor YELLOWKNIFE. N.W.T. (CP) A Fort Smith surgeon who lost his hospital privileges after a panel of doctors found he used "poor surgical judgment" said he doesn't know if he will continue his practice in the Northwest Territories town. Dr. Roy Cazabon. 43, said his patients still support him. He said he had 39 patients in his clinic between and 6 p.m. Wednesday. WPARKP1AZA Prtsmts Itr ynr Dudif noun Time of Your Life" WEEK-END "SPECIALS" No. 1 LADIES'STEAK oz. Filet Mignon in Bacon with Mushroom Caps to your No. 2 BREADED VEAL CHOPS two oz. Tender Veal Loin -Applesauce 6 3 75 SPECIAL INCLUDES SOUP, SALAD CHOICE OF POTATO AND BABY CARROTS Wind blew him away Strapped to a wooden stretcher with his teeth firmly gripping a cigarette, James Wilson, 33, of Toronto, is removed from a construction site. Mr. Wilson was thrown into a 50-foot-deep construction ditch after wind ripped a 100-foot section of boarding away from posts, carrying him into the hole. However, he escaped serious injury. Winds gusting up to 60 miles an hour blew through Toronto most of Thursday afternoon. Clark claims Liberals have cut aid for youth Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta MP Joe Clark Thursday reacted swiftly to the federal government'sSummer '74' program for students by claiming that in fact the Liberal government in Ottawa is actually cutting back on its aid to Canadian young people. But Mr. Clark Mountain) did welcome federal initiatives to promote new agricultural programs for young Canadians. Earlier in the day, Manpower and Immigration Minister Robert Andras had announced a million program to provide summer employment for Canadian students. Mr. .Clark contends that compared with various Waldheim to poll about energy session UNITED NATIONS (AP) Secretary-General Kurt Wald- heim is going to ask members of the United Nations if they -want a special General Assembly session on oil and other raw materials. Algerian President Houari Boumedienne, whose country is one of the Arab oil producers, requested the special session to discuss the world's natural resources. Boumedienne's proposal was part of a growing campaign by the non- industrial countries to get more for their exports of raw materials so they can in- dustrialize before their re- sources run out. His was the third initiative for handling the situation aris- ing out of the oil countries' recent big price increases. President Nixon is planning a meeting of the major oil- consuming countries in Washington Feb. 11. a larger conference of consumer countries a few weeks later, and a get-together of the consumer and producer countries in May. France has proposed that the UN Economic and Social Council Man survives 190-foot plunge SAN FRANCISCO "He is the miracle of the says a nurse at Mission Emergency Hospital where John Adams is recovering from a 190-foot plunge from Golden Gate Bridge. "He is awake and alert fairly stable: he apparently has no broken bones." said Edith Ross, the hospital's assistant nursing director. The California highway patroi said Adams, 21, a Stanford University student, landed on a rain-softened dirt embankment Thursday beneath the north end of the span. Adams had parked his car at the point and walked along the eastern side of the bridge until he suddenly jumped over the railing, the patrol said witnesses AoW officers call an international energy conference late this year or early in 1975- Algeria's ambassador to the United Nations, Abdellatif Rahal, told reporters Nixon's approach would lead to a con- frontation between groups, while France's proposal was too limited in scope. Waldheim has 30 days to complete his poll of UN members. If a majority wants the session, it must begin within 15 days after the majority is in hand March 18 at the latest. Xaviera's decision reversed VANCOUVER (CP) Pro- vincial Judge DarreH Jones Thursday reserved decision until Tuesday in the case of Xaviera Hollander, charged with shoplifting three nighties from a downtown department store June 8. Miss Hollander, author of the Happy Hooker and other books, did not take the stand and her lawyer Jim Hogan said the defence intended to call no evidence. "With the sale of six million books to her credit, Miss Hol- lander could well afford to buy clothes, not steal them." the defence lawyer said. "She was researching for a book she was writing on crime and expected to be caught. "She was testing the store's security system." Mr. Hogan said theft must include intent and at no time did his client intend to keep the articles she allegedly shoplifted. Prosecstor Brian Bastin said Miss Hollander shouW be convicted of the t under the elements were there and there was intent to steal the items." Mr. Bastin said "She has never made a statement under oath. "To walk away after stealing the items is compatible with the law that defines theft. The act falls squarely into the definition of theft" programs instituted last year this is a cutback of some million in the programs, monies and statistics are complex when it to comparisons. Charged the Alberta MP: "The cutback in summer jobs and the failure to do anything about chronic youth unemployment are particularly alarming in light of Finance Minister John Turner's admission that the federal government does not expect its policies to reduce unemployment." Mr. Clark said the minority Liberal government has taken virtually no initiatives in this program and is again hiding behind temporary jobs for the post secondary students and doing nothing for permanently unemployed youngsters, many of whom had left school. Mr. Andras, however, hailed Summer '74 as a major advance in job provision for students. He says it was far in advance of anything conceived or implemented before by Ottawa, and that the various components in the million program would help provide direct or indirect employment and activities for some 375.000 students. On agriculture. Mr. Clark, the official Progressive Con- servative party spokesman on youth, said that there has long been a need for encouragement of young farmers to continue to participate in farming sectors of the economy. Canal funds CAIRO (AP) The Egyptian government has allocated million for restoration of the Suez canal and the war-ravaged towns along the waterway. The cabinet voted million Thursday for reconstruction of the towns. The remaining 137.5 million will be used for removal from (he canal of about 10 vessels sunk during the 1967 Arab- Israeli war and the silt that has accumulated in the 6Vs years that the waterway has been closed. Edmonton city hall workers support taking strike vote EDMONTON (CP) Edmonton's inside workers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a strike vote against the city and library board while representatives of the city's outside workers have signed a memorandum of agreement with the city City hall employees voted 502 to 92 Wednesday in favor of holding a government-supervised strike vote. No date has been set for the vote. Outside workers will vote on their contract offer during the second week in February, Des Beechy, business agent for Canadian Union of Public Employees local 30 said Thursday. The agreement between the city and outside workers was reached late Wednesday. Details are being withheld until the union ratification vote. Mr Beechy said the local's negotiating committee will recommend to the union executive that the agreement be accepted by the union membership. The outside workers contract expired March 1973. Fred Pyke, CUPE national representative, said members of CUPE Local 52 representing inside workers voted in favor of taking a strike vote 10 strengthen the union position in contract talks with the city. Both city hall and library employees rejected a conciliation board award which was accepted by the city and board of health. 'West's message can't come out of Toronto' MONTREAL (CP) Cana- dians lack the kind of commu- nications they need becasue of factors of money and greed in the field, says Gertrude Laing, former member of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission Prime Minister Trudeau's economic conference with Western premiers last year convinced her that the federal and provincial participant did not understand each other though they spoke the same language. Rhineland robber captured HILDEN, West Germany (AP) Police early Friday wounded and captured a gun- man who took over a bank for six hours and then drove around the Rhineland for four more hours with in ransom and the bank cashier as hostage. The cashier was released unharmed, and the money was recovered. Wearing a mask, the gunman burst into the bank at closing time and took four employees prisoner. He said he was armed with a pistol and a hand grenade and would blow up the building unless he was given ransom, a high- powered car and safe conduct to escape. At first he talked with a Serbo-Croatian accent, and several Yugoslavs were called in to negotiate with him. Later he said he was Dutch. Interior Minister Willi Weyer said the gunman demanded the equivalent of but finally accepted 1257.000. MANAGER RELEASED Nearly four hours after the man invaded the bank, he re- leased the manager, Hildegard Bick, 50. She was taken to a hospital in shock. When the money was paid, he released another employee, 18-year-old Ulrich Koehr. The gunman left the building about midnight with the two remaining hostages, cashier Horst Mengler. 31. and Karin Ahlt, 30. a clerk. As they approached the red coupe the police had parked 15 feet from the bank door, the man freed Miss Ahlt. Then he drove off with Mengler. Sixteen police cars kept the car under surveillance as the gunman drove around the Duesseldorf area of the Rhineland until he apparently ran out of gas. Then he commandeered an unmarked squad car. transferred the money and the hostage and returned to Hilden. an industrial city of 50.000 popu- lation. In Hilden he abandoned the police car. leaving the ransom money in it. and pulled Mengler into the entrance of a nearby house. The police closed in and talked the man into exchanging Mengler for a police hostage. Then they overpowered him, wounding him slightly. Urging a different kind of programming to explain these differences, Mrs. Laing as- serted Westerners have some- thing to impart and "it cannot be said from Toronto." "We must restore confidence in the whole operation of com- Mrs. Laing told an industry conference Thurs- day night. The conference, ending today, was sponsored by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Canadian Cable Television Association. The aim was to study various communications systems available to Canadians and see how these balance or do not balance with consumer needs. Mrs Laing, giving her own views and not the philosophy of the CRTC, said one way to restore confidence is "to discard the capsulated approach" to news programming. The English-bom Calgary scholar says the present system of television news engenders a false sense that people are informed on what is going on. The whole approach to news programming has to be changed "if it is going to be believed "If money has stopped us from doing the things we need to do in Canada, it is because we are she added. Mrs. Laing also said there is a communications breakdown within English-language Can- from linguistic problems between the French-and English-speaking sectors. She referred to a television program called The West as giving a folkloric impression of Indians, cowboys and farm arts. No program has yet been produced to depict accurately the real "concern, frustration and exasperation" currently felt in the West Richard Gwyn, Ottawa columnist for the Toronto author and former official in the federal communications department, said Canadian television faces a double challenge "First to reflect the extraordinary diversities and varieties of Canada and, second, to do this in a way that retains the commonality that makes us a country." Mrs. Laing said Canadians should not be satisfied if TV reflects a middle-class bias and simply "plays it safe." "Do you know any broad- casters who are not playing it safe'" she asked. Universities 4can't offer alternatives to government plans9 CALGARY (CP) Charges by the provincial department of advanced education that universities are trying to hamper the department's work were challenged Thursday by the dean of arts and science at the University of Calgary. The charges, made by Deputy Minister Dr. Walter Worth earlier this week, seem Atlantic region told 6grow feed9 HALIFAX (CP) Otto Lang, the federal minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board, said Thursday no immediate changes will be made in freight rate subsidies on feed grain shipped to Atlantic Canada. The subsidies eventually will be phased out, he said in an interview, and the federal government recognizes the region's special problems in acquiring feed grains, and will act accordingly. But the lone-range objective will be to encourage the region to become self- sufficient in feed grain production. Freight subsidies have tended to discourage feed grain production in the Atlantic provinces which have come to rely on western shipments, he said. to say the universities are not allowed to offer alternatives to government plans, Dr. Robert Weyant said in an interview Dr. Worth, speaking in a panel discussion in Edmonton, had said Alberta universities are setting diversions to government proposals by coming up with alternatives to them. "It's strange to say that the universities can discuss plans but not offer said Dr. Weyant. Basis for the dispute are the provincial proposals to change the regulations governing universities, colleges and technical institutions in the province. The proposed regulations appear to be an attempt at greater government control over Alberta universities, he said. "They seem to be moving to the position of saying 'this is the money you're going to get and this is how you're going to spend it.' But it would be difficult for the department to run the U of C or any other university since so few people in the department have any experience in university administration, he said. "We find it tough enough to run the university from here. I don't see how it's possible they could run it from Edmonton-" The proposed regulations treat universities, technical institutions and colleges "as one big he said PREBCo Can Holp You Build This 30" Truck Cap For Loss Than rod, provMt tht tobof WC provMt ttw 2 (Ml Mpport mMtrUri. InetadM 2 tlMtar VISIT or PHONE TODAY PREBCo RECREATION VEHICLES too 4ft Mwfli (JvM ofttw QM Company) PhofM32S-4421 ;