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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 WI UTKSKDGE HHAID FrWar, Wmwry "7I Plan new discussions 011 world grains pact OTTAWA (CP) Manpower Minister Otto Lang announced lions wheat conference in Ge- neva to reach an agreement to Aluuster uuo long tumuiuivw w Thursday with "serious regret" replace the discarded interna- the failure of the United Na-ltional Grains Arrangement. Teachers best qualified to decide student needs CALGARY (CP) Teachers are the best qualified to decide the educational needs of stu- dents and should not allow others to encroach on their au- thority, says Dr. Walter H. Johns, former president of the University of Alberta. He told the annual con- vention of Southern Al- berta Rural Teachers Thurs- day their authority is being threatened by parents, directly or through local school boards, and through legislation. "You are the people in the business of education and you surely should know best what methods succeed and what fail. "The future of education in this country lies primarily and basically in your bands." Dr. Johns was critical of pro- posals which allow students to select their own programs and proceed at their own pace. "In the first place, how many students are competent to say what they need to learn "In the second place, can you imagine yourselves spend- ing hours holding consultations with individual students about their own private study plans and curricula. "And finally, when a pro- gram has been agreed upon, how would you handle 20 or 30 distinct programs The convention was later told students need to feel a sense of worth and love in the class- room. Dr. Richard Hawes, vice- president of the Institute for Reality Therapy in Los An- geles, said these needs can be met by individual attention or active involvement of one chile in the welfare of another. Dr. Hawes is an advocate o: schools without failure because students are in the situation of "passed and not passed yet, rather than passed or failed." "People who fail or who feel failure withdraw. "When a child feels he is re- sponsible for his success or failure in schools, his achieve- ment goes up." Police ready to handle protesters SASKATOON (CP) Chief Jim Kettles says polios may rave to forcibly prevent a women's liberation group from entering the exhibition grounds [f they insist on demonstrating before Prime Minister Trudeau when he opens the Canada Winter Games tonight. "We'll play it by Chief Kettles said Thursday in an in- terview. "But I expect there's going to be trouble." He said he and his superin- tendent talked to representa- tives of the group Thursday but were unable to deter them- from going ahead with their planned protest. The group, fighting for legis- lation to permit abortions on demand say they want to meet with Mr. Trudeau for only 15 minutes. "I sympathize with the prime Chief Kettles said. "He has a killing sched- ule. The women's lib want 15 minutes. He hasn't got 15 min- utes." He said in the Commons that new discussions on an agree- ment will be initiated at u 'appropriate time." Major exploring and iraport- ng countries had considered proposals on quantities and >riee levels which would be lelpful in future discussions Canada was not "unduly dis- couraged" about failure to reach agreement at this time. Clifford Downey (PC Battle River) said the results of the Geneva meeting were very dis- appointing and John Burton (NDP-Regina East) said the or- derly international marketing of grains has collapsed because of an unparalleled series of er- rors by the Canadian govern- ment going back ot 1966, LANG CRITICIZED In the question period later, Mr. Lang was assailed by nu- merous MPs demanding to know what steps the govern ment would take to assist west ern fanners now that hopes for an agreement have collapsed Former prime minister John Diefenbafcer asked whether the government would have the courage to introduce acreage payments, a two-price-domestie and foreign-system for whea and a floor price. Mr. Lang replied there wouli likely be little change in market conditions for gram even with out an agreement, in view o the fact that a former agree- ment had done little to promote international order anyway. The minister also refused t give a "blow-by-blow" descrip tion of the Geneva talks whe asked by Mr. Burton to stat what position had been taken b other countries. Agriculture Minister H. A Olson was brought into the'ex change when asked whether the government moratorium r-., meuts from fanners unable t meet their obligations. Mr. Olson said provisions ready exist to protect such fanners but they do not appl generally since some, bee farmers in particular, have no been placed in the same condi tons of hardship. would invoke on certain pa; CBC employees back on strike TIME FOR TEA Premier Harry Strom, centre, and his wife chat over a cup o tea Thursday with Archie Calliou of Slave Lake, Alta., a vice-president of the Social Credit League in the community. The reception was held after the opening of the Alberta legislature. Promises in throne speech lacked details Lougheed EDMONTON (CP) Prom-1 the decade, Social Credit sairt it ises are nice but there should "ill aim for increased econ- have been more detail in the speech from the throne that opened a session of the Alber- ta legislature Thursday, said Opposition Leader Peter Loug- bced. Declining to describe the speech as good or because it is too general and. vague, Mr. Lougheed told a news con- ference such a decision could not be made until the govern- ment presents the details of its proposed programs. In outlining a blueprint for mic development and excel- ence in social services. To en- sure that the policies and pro- are responsive and effi- jent, the government will un- ergo extensive reorganization and structural innovation. Mr. Lougheed, leader of the 0-member Progressive Conser- vative group in the 65-seat house, said the people of Alber- ta will judge a 36-year-old gov- ernment "not by what it prom- ises but by what it has done or ailed to do in the past." Social Credit has 55 seats and TELEVISION and HOME FURNISHINGS FINAL DAY SATURDAY! s expected to call a election in the spring. Mr. Lougheed said the speech is nothing more than an agenda from government side of the house and fails to call for action in several im- (ortant areas such as prop- taxation, human rights, program budgeting by the gov- Initant Creditl Easy Payment Plan! No Money Down! BUY NOWI SAVE! ALL SALES FINAL CLOSE-OUT SALE! ALTA. GOVT. PERMIT NO. 889 OPEN TILL 9 P.M. TONIGHT! ONCE IN A LIFETIME SAVINGS! JMLEJ rillMk TV IS CLOSING ITS DOORS FOREVER! All STOCK MUST BE SOLD. COMPLETE STOCK OF HOME FUR- MUST GO! STEREO'S RADIOS SOFAS CHAIRS BEDROOM FURNITURE EVERYTHING PRICED TO SElll ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! LOUNGE AND SWIVEL ROCKERS CLOSE-OUT SALE 19-INCH COLOR TV CONSOLE MODEL CLOSE-OUT SALE 38995 CHESTERFIELD and CHAIR ORLON PLUSH COVER aOSE-OUT SAU REEL TYPE TAPE RECORDER CLOSE-OUT SALE SI PHILCO STEREO WALNUT CONSOLE WITH DOORS CLOSE-OUT SALE !349 RCA STEREO MODERN STYLING CLOSE-OUT SALE S230 LAMPS CLOSE-OUT SALE PRICE! 39-INCH HEADBOARDS CLOSE-OUT SALE 8 RCA 26-INCH COLOR TV CLOSE-OUT SALE 599.95 RCA 12-INCH COLOR TV CLOSE-OUT SALE 1.95 ALL REMAINING RADIOS CLOSE-OUT 4 4 Q5 SALE PRICED I I FROM All ARE AT LOW, LOW CLEARANCE PRICESI and mental reatment facilities. health SPANISH STYLE SOFA and CHAIR GOLD CUT VELVET COVER CLOSE-OUT SALE He said if the government fails to come up with programs n certain fields, the opposition will submit its own legislation. DISAPPOINTED Hugh Homer (PC Lac Ste. Anne) said he was disappointed ihe speech contained no pro- grams to aid the province's ail- ng agriculture industry rural areas. "As a general rule, particu- larly in the north, fanners in the province are in trouble anc need much more than there is in this bland Mr Horner said. "We will need more than ]usl reorganization to do something about net farm income. We need production goals, cost in- puts, and some leadership to plan and organize the industry for the future." Mr. Lougheed said unemploy Enforcement of pollution controls urged EDMONTON (CP) A' berta MLAS were inundata Thursday with letters askin for strict enforcement of pollu tion controls. A group known as Save To morrow Oppose Pollution said about 800 cards were de- livered to Premier Harrj Strom and an additional cards were sent to Edmonto and district MLAS urging th government to enact imnu diate legislation to stop furthe wllution. Signatures were gathered fo several months and cards were sent earlier to th M-emier and more than :o MLAs ment will be the main issue tiring the session. He .noted he government had announced lans to attack the problem but aid Social Credit has to be "a We more specific about the ollars involved." Grant Notley, leader of the ew Democratic Party, found a ew good things in the speech but said that if it's an election speech "it isn't a very good one." Mr. Notley aid in an inter- the speech sidestepped ie crucially important issue of control or ownership of energy resources. Turning to a proposal calling or industrial incentives for in- ustry to locate in a r e a s el- gible for federal assistance, he aid "this can only work if it's tied to a program to process resources in the province." On unemployment, Mr. Not- ey said the government says it will do something "but what and where is pretty fuzzy." He said he is for a proposed reduction in the age of major- ty to 18 from 21, amendments to the Jury Act that will allow women to sit on juries, a pro- vincial police commission and an inter-governmental affairs agency. "If federalism is to be effec- tive, this (agency) is neces- he said. "The government Is to be congratulated on this and we lope they act quickly." '299 EVERY SINGLE ITEM MARKED DOWN FOR QUICK DISPOSAL HUNDREDS OF UNADVERTISED SPECIALS NO REFUNDS NO EXCHANGES LIMITED QUANTITIES COMPLETE DISPOSAL 402 5TH STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE TELEVISION FURNITURE APPLIANCES TORONTO (CP) Rotating by CBC employees across Canada hit Toronto today in the midst of Ontario Pro- gressive Conservative party'i leadership convention. The first of about 520 mem- of CanediM Union of Pub- lic Local (67 up picket lines outside downtown CBC offices it a.m. The workers Joined n Van- couver CUPE members who went on strike it now Thurs- day. Their walkout was to end at midnight. In Montreal, 725 CUPE employed coded a 12- hour strike at midrifebt Thurs- day night. The Vancouver strike started as >0 production employees in Winnipeg ended a 24-hour strike by returning to work Thursday noon. The rotating strikes are the union's latest tac- tic in a bid to end a 14-month contract dispute with the net work. SEEK SETTLEMENT Union cam- eramen, editors, carpenters painters, stagehands, makeup special effects mm and others seeking action to resolve salary, job security, fringe ben- efits and bilingual premium is- sues. In a split decision, the major ity report of a conciliation board recommended a salary increase of about 23 per cent in a three-year contract. The last CBC offer had been 15 per cent. Union members hcve rejectee the report although there wa some indication they were will ing to accept the salary recom mendations. The union estt mates the average annual wag of the production employees _ with a range to from A union spokesman sau Thursday Labor Minister Bryce Mackaeey and Secretary o State Gerard Pelletier have no replied to tel sent them W ing a meeting the unio reques to "get talk tarted again. Negotiations broke down in Montreal two weeks ago. A CBC spokesman In Toronto said Die strike was not expected to halt coverage of the Progrei- rive Conservative convention. The Tories were to elect a new leader later today to succeed re- tiring Premier John Roberts. Ken Mitchell, the union's staff representative to the Toronto said Maple Leaf Gardens, site of the convention, would be one of 14 locations picketed by the strikers today. He would not say bow long the strike Is to continue. Representatives .of the 70- member Toronto local of Ihe Canadian Wire Service Guild, which covers radio and news- room staff, met to discuss picket line action but the news- men seemec" unlikely to refuse to pass the pickets. Members of the guild local at Winnipeg did not cross CUPE picket lines Thursday, forcing the CBC to fill news jobs with supervisory personnel. Shortly after midnight GlUes Lortie, president of the Mont real CUPE local, called the 12- hour walkout a success. CBC officials said it forced the cancellation of two pro- grams and delayed the taping of two others scheduled for view- ing during the weekend. In Edmonton about 90 CBC production employees walked off their jobs at 10 a.m. MST today saying they would return to work at midnight. Boyle Harris, Canadian Union of Public Employees Lo- cal 665 Action Committee Chairman, said the production workers would work to rule on their return and that no over- time would be worked. He said the walkout a continuation of rotating strike action to protest delays in ne- gotiations for a new contract, CBC employees fa Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa have staged similar one-day walkouts. Weather and road report 37 ABOVE ZERO AT SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge......45 35 Pincher Creek 44 40 Medicine Hat 37 15 Waterton Edmonton 33 Banff 43 Calgary 36 Victoria 48 Penticton 22 27 24 42 ,06 39 35 39 34 .01 Woman loses legs in death plot explosion NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. P) _ A North Vancouver woman had both legs ampu- tated below the knee Thursday following an explosion when she turned the ignition key of a new Cadillac in her driveway. Mrs. Jeannette Boyd, 36, was pulled from the burning car by drivers of two British Colum- bia Hydro and Power Authority buses. John Garriguez stopped h i s bus, dragged Mrs. Boyd from the car and used his neck- tie as a tourniquet. Police said dynamite was planted in the car, which was destroyed. They sealed off the area and called in army bomb disposal experts to examine the house and other cars parked there. Police said the whereabouts of Mrs. Boyd's husband, Dallas Mostyn Boyd, were not known. Further surgery on Mrs. Boyd's legs was expected to be necessary. Prince George 39 34 .05 Kamloops 36 33 .04 Vancouver 48 41 .30 Saskatoon 16 -9 .03 Regina 29 -9 .02 Winnipeg 10 -14 .01 Toronto 37 33 Ottawa 30 25 .08 Montreal 30 25 .05 St. John's 32. 17 .01 Halifax 30 28 Fredericton Oharlottetown New York Miami...... Los Angeles Las Vegas Rome Paris 27 20 25 21 38 37 71 6Z 88 59 60 45 .01 London......... 43 52 Berlin.........28 32 Amsterdam...... 34 45 Madrid.........36 46 Stockholm.......28 37 Tokyo......... 31 43 FORECAST Lethbridge, Calgary re-. gions Sunny periods today and Saturday. Strong west- erly winds. Highs both near 45; lows near 35. Medicine Hat region Cloudy today. Strong westerly winds. Highs 35 to 40; low 30 to 35. Sunny periods Saturday. Highs near 40. RUGGED SWEEPS and CHISELS Economy Priced Heat Treated Better Quality Fully guaranteed Breakages Replaced at No Cost GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE ALTA. P.O. BOX 1202 The TOWN CHEF LOCATED IN THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE Serves Afternoon Tea (or Coffee) EVERY AFTERNOON by The Room Fireplace OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways in the Leth- bridge district are bare and dry and in good winter driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Calgary Banff is generally clear with slippery sections and drifting snow. Banff- Golden is in good winter driv- ing condition with few slippery sections. Golden Revelstoke has occasional slippery and rough sections but is in gener- ally good winter driving condi- tion. Banff Radium and uanff- Jasper Highways arc in good driving condition and have few slippery sections. The Creslon to Salmo high- way is in good driving condi- tion and motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and men and equipment working. PORTS OF KNTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to C p.m.- RooseviUe, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgate, 24 hours; Porthill-Itykcrls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain ciosed, Wildhorse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ;