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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY FORECAST HIGH THURSDAY 15-20 ABOVE LetHbridge Herald L.XV No. 44 LETHERIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 38 PAGES takes w at system liy GERARD Mc.NEIL OTTAWA (CPJ A star-studded national law con- icrcnce began Tuesday night with Prime Minister Tru- dcau taking a whack at the of the adversary system in law and pijilics. Mr. Trudeau suggested that the lime-honored meth- od of resolving issues through legal combat may be "inducing wrider social conflict." "Perhaps in some instances the adversary system is a counter-productive element in the political pro- relations between various levels of govern- ment." he 5'iggesred. Was it desirable lo demand a winner and loser in every local dispule when "in some cases the biggest loser of public not even repre- lie favored the "consensual form of political deci- sion-making." adding that this doesn't mean he is against apposition. But persuasion, not coercion, led to change in a democratic society. The main challenge to law and government was to overcome I ho. "idea gap" in a society where ideas changed faster than legislatures were able to act. Updated parliament His government had streamlined some parliamen- tary procedures two years ago lo make Parliament more capable of meeting the country's needs "ad- equately and in time." "Much remains to be he added. Mr. Trudeau spoke to an invitation audience of about in the Opera of tho National Arts Centre. The conference, which ends Friday, was organized by Finance Minister John Turner, who was justice minister until last Friday. Mr. Turner told the conference a fundamental ques- tioning of society and its institutions is "abroad in the land." He urged delegates lo concentrate on asking in- telligent questions. This would help law-makers come to grips with (he problems. The conference had been designed to include views from practically every segment of Canadian society. Not only judges and lawyers but other profes- sionals, plus minority group leaders and community crusaders had been invited. Mr. Trudcau's speech, philosophical in tone, touch- ed his government's record on parliamentary change, abortion law. constitutional reform, protection of arctic waters and fighting terrorism. He tied tho issue of abortion, ''one of the most per- plexing moral issues of cur time." to (he problems government faces in a pluralistic society in winch val- ues have been split by technology. The government had decided not to use criminal law to conlrol or dictate mailers of taste or private relationships. But even so there were "borderline" areas in which Ihe principle was hard to apply. "Yesterday it was sexual relations between con- senting adults, today it is abortion and drugs, tomorrow it may well be genetic engineering or he said. The 1969 Criminal Code amendments allowing ther- apeutic abortion were "a rational response" to a diffi- cult response that recognizes the sanctity of human life and that places on (hose who take it avay Ihe onus of justifying such action." Mr. Trudeau said decentralized decision-making might help in the resolution of difficult issues. Any improvement in the technique of resolving legal and political differences of opinion would be welcome. Cites other examples The constitutional conferences since 1M7 were a good example of the benefits of consensual rather than adversary politics. As a result of the conferences, "the concept of two nations in a united Canada is no longer given serious consideration Tim concept, he said, would had "a single outcome: the separation of Quebec frura Canada.'1 The .uovernir.cnl's use of the War Measures Art in 197'J to terrorism had been a case in which tra- ditional law played a dominant role. "During that awesome month the government had a critical and deiieaie measure the balance between tho rights of the individual and the activities of public he said. "It also had to demon- strate to citizen and revolutionary alike that it was capable of governing, (hat it was not willing to be cowed by persons r.cling in concert and attempting to eoerec society for their own aims. "And the burden was greater. It was tn protect innocents against the u holly immoral and merciless activities of sclf-slyled There could be. "no question of the duty'' of gov- ernment to protect society against nnarchy, tribalism and lawlessness. sexv food EDMONTON (CP) Poullrymen arc. asleep al. the switch when lhc> do not merchandise eggs as "sexy." the Alberta department of agriculture. The department qnoled Mildred Huff, a nutritionist with tho Georgia Commission who gave six rea- sons fur considering eggs for their sex appeal qualities. Miss Huff said eggs provide: A [IT a clear complexion. Vilajnin II complex lo help one become less nor- -Vitamin 1C, which is Ihc "sex vitamin" (hat pre- vents sterility. lo prevent tiredness, an essential in one's line life. -I'rolcin for long-lasling strength. -Few calorics. an ny, so Ihe body Is slim and annllvr in DEMONSTRATOR COLLARED A plaindothes Boston Policeman grips a demon- strator by the throat outside the British Consulate in Boston after a scuffle erupted when persons identified as members of the students for a Democratic Society tried to enter the offices. The demonstrators carried placards protesting British troops in Ireland. JASPER (CP) Ottawa will take a closer look at gas ex- port policies that affect Alber- ta's economy, Treasury Board chairman C. M. (Bud) Dairy told provincial finance minis- ters Tuesday. Alberta has pressed for a reversal of a National Energy Commission's ban on increased natural gas exports to the L'r.i- led States. It has disputed the board's calculation of gas re- serves. Mr. Dnny also assured Pro- vincial Labor Minister Dr. Bert P. o h o 1 that Ottawa would examine the Alberta's demand for a quicker "-espouse to rip- plications for federally-funded work programs. Dr. Hohol also pressed for a major change in manpower policies and said he pre- fer that Ottvva cue Alberta the money to run its own man- power department. ASSESS MEETING Alberta government officials hcgan assessing the as a special train returned the federal and provincial del- egates to Edrnor.lon Tuesday, Provincial officials said they would closely examine On- tario's approach to preparing for the financial meetings. On- tario had almost as many re- source people organizing the provincial position as did Ot- tawa. Provincial Treasurer Gordon Mmiely and Don Getty, inler- govcmmcnia! affairs minister, (hey didn't exnect any im- mediate major new changes by Ottawa. John Turner, the new- ly-appointed federal finance minister, ir.tld need at least three months to acquainted with his portfolio. Mr. Turner assured the nro- vincial officials that lie was "a pretty fast learner" and would ciosely study demands lor more peimancnt programs to clral with unemployment and the econo'.nv. Quickly arranged crash programs would not be the result Six more weeks of idnter? agrees JERUSALEM (API Israel lias agreed to hold indirect talks with Egypt on the reopening of the Suez, canal, Foreign Minis- ter Abba Eban said today. The Unilcd Slates would he the go-between in the talks, but Washington has not yet ap- proached the Egyptians. Egypt refused previously to go ahead with an agreement lo reopen the canal because the Israeli government would not make an advance commitment to withdraw eventually from Ihe entire Sinai desert. SADAT IN MOSCOW Presidc-nt Sadat meanwhile flew to Moscow today for im- portant lalks with Soviet lead- ers on the Middle East crisis, Egypt's international situation, and his plans for war with Is- rael. Sadat told Egyptians in a speech published today that he could not make final plins for war until ne had conferred the Kremlin. If the weatherman's fore- cast is accurate for today, I.ethbridgc can be assured of six more weeks of winter. Sunny with a few cloudy periods is the prediction and that means the local mar- mot, Puxsatawney Phil's counterpart, will see his shadow. Phil is the legen- dary groundhog who pops out of liis burrow every year on this day to call the shot for (lie next month and a half in the annual prediction fan- tasy. "We have one hope 'or an early spring. The wind will blow from the west toa'ay at 15 to 25 miles per hour and just might blow the marmot back into his hole on the Milk River Kidge before he gets a chance to see his shadow. Another possibility is that the drifting snow accom- panying the wind could cover up the marmot's hole re- stricting his exit. Regardless of the today's events, the weather Thurs- day is not expected