Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Large social issues ahead for Albertans EDMONTON (CP) Alberta will have to cope with massive social problems during the next 35 years unless fundamental structures and processes are radically overhauled, Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed said in the legislature Friday. This is the conclusion of a government commis- iloned analysis of historical trends, Mr. Lougheed said during debate on the speech from the throne. The analysis by the Alberta Human Resources Re- search Council resulted in a report called "social fu- tures of Alberta 1970-2003." It said that unless correc- tive steps are taken, increasing unemployment, disen- chantment of youth and injustices to minority groups will lead to near revolutionary social unrest. Through 35 years of complacency, the Social Credit government has contributed to the trend towards social disaster, Mr. Lougheed said. Solutions needed "The issue now is whether solutions can come from an old government or do they require a new govern- In obvious reference to a provincial election ex- pected in the spring, he said the question cannot be decided "by those in this room." "It will be up to the people lo decide." Mr. Lougheed said the throne speech offered no specific solutions to the province's problems. It was nothing more than an agenda. To meet the need for "a strong, clear statement of policy" the 10-member Progressive Conservative op- position group offered its own social action programs. The 10-point Conservative plan, broken down into several sub-divisions, called for action in the fields of poverty and unemployment, recreation and leisure, jus- tice and social order, native people, mental health and education. Mr. Lougheed said special opportunities have to be created to offset unemployment. This could be done through a substantial industrial development fund aimed at small and medium-sized business, a small business administration and incentives to industries that create jobs rather than merely invest. Family plan A family incentive plan was needed to provide ef- fective incentives to work and bring benefits to the working poor as well as the non-working. He said that to offset a forecast decline in individ- ual freedom a Bill of Rights is required that takes precedence over any other statute, and measures have to be introduced to give the ordinary citizen a fair chance before provincial boards and tribunals. The wheels of justice had to move faster so people do not suffer through delays and new opportunities had to be provided for native people when they lost their traditional means of livelihood through ecological di- saster and industrial exploitation. The emphasis'in education had to be turned to creativity, concern for the environment, inter-personal relations, sound mental health development and par- ticipation in social change programs. Smaller, more personal technical schools, colleges and universities had to be emphasized to give students a better education and a greater degree of .participa- tion. Premier Harry Strom adjourned debate until Mon- day. NFU head expresses concern Trudeau hears problems of farm cash shortage Harsh sentence for homosexual By GERARD McNEIL OTTAWA (CP) The Criminal Code was amend- ed in 1969 when it was felt that the conviction of Everett George Klippert as "a dangerous sexual of- fender" would make every homosexual in Canada liable to life imprisonment. Klippert is still serving the harshest sentence ever meted out for 'such behavior, one that would amount to life in prison. He has been in Saskatchewan Penitentiary since 1965 when he was sentenced at Pine Point, N.W.T., for gross acts. He had also been sentenced in 1960 for similar acts. In 1965, he was designated a "dangerous sexual offender" under section 661 of the Criminal Coue and given an indeterminate sentence. His appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was rejected, but Chief Justice J. R. Cartwright said in a dissenting opinion that the judgment could mean life for anyone involved in a homosexual act with anoth- er "likely" to commit such acts again. Parliament passed a law in 1969 exempting homo- sexuals from the law where an act was committed between consenting adults in private. UP FOR PAROLE Klippert's case will conre before the national pa- role board soon for automatic annual review. But the board has rejected release for Klippert, now in his 40s, since 1966. It has been wary of paroling sexual offenders since 3963, when Leopold Dion, a deviate with a history of violence, strangled four boys in the Quebec City area while on parole. Chief Justice Cartwright said in 1967, however, in the dissenting opinion that makes the Klippert case a landmark, that: was convinced from the evidence of psychi- atrists there was no danger of Klippert using vio- lence or coercion against anyone. evidence had been introduced that Klippert sought out, youthful partners. evidence as to the nature of the acts that KlipiK'i-t plendcd guilty to was brought before the court that originally sentenced him to three years. Chief Jusice Cartwright's conclusion was that on the basis of this judgment, anyone committing a homosexual act with another adult male and likely to do EO again should be imprisoned for life. PM TRUDEAU mobbed by athletes Honesty pays off CHICAGO (AP) Norman Budwit, a clerk who returned he found, says he considers him- self an honest man "within reasonable limits." Then he added: "Well, phi- losophers down through the centuries have been looking for an honest man 'and they haven't been successful." Budwit, 35. got a reward of after he returned to Brink's Inc. Friday the two sacks containing the mostly cash but with some cheques. He had found them Monday. Budwit said at a news con- ference he had hesitated to re- turn the windfall for fear other bags might be missing and he would be held account- able for them. Asked if he ever considered just keeping the money, he re- plied- "In that situation I sup- pose everything enters your mind but I never opened the seal." Officials of Brink's Inc. figure Budwit picked up the money Monday within an hour of the time it fell out the back door of an armored truck in suburban Elmhurst. A guard felt a draft, turned to find a door of the vehicle wide open and noticed the bags were missing. Friday, when he saw news stories about the missing money. Budwit phoned Brink's and told security director William Cole: "I would like to have some clari- fication on the reward." Jackie Onassis cancer reports are denied NEW YORK (Reuter) A spokesman for Jacqueline Onassis has denied foreign press reports saying she is ill with cancer. "It's not true at all: Mrs. Onassis is here and she's well and it's not Nancy Tuck- erman, her secretary, said Fri- day. She was commenting on sto- ries published in Greek news- paper's quoting reports from West Germany. By ARCH MaeKENZIE SASKATOON (CP) Cash is short these days on Canadian farms, Prime Minister Trudeau heard Friday as he and 15 of his ministers swept into the prov- ince for a twtnlay visit that in- cluded the colorful launching of the Canada Winter Games. In a carefully-planned sortie, Mr. Trudeau sat down to a dia- logue Friday with the National Farmers Union on farm prob- lems here, and then raised the flag on the winter games bring- ing athletes from the 10 provinces and two territories into more than a week of inten- sive activity. Today, the exercise continued in Regina, with the annual sub- mission the Canadian Federa- tion of Agriculture plus activi- More Trudeau mania By JOE DUPUIS SASKATOON (CP) Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau faced a dilemma when he visited the athletes village at the Canada Winter Games Friday, but with diplomacy managed to make two pretty girl athletes happy. The dilemma occurred t when Yvonne Letellier, jn 18-year-old brunette from Burnaby, B.C., draped love beads around Mr. Trudeau's neck as he walked through the quarters, mobbed by athletes. The quarters are in a sprawling, empty department store downtown, and Mr. Tru- deau was 'able to move only at a snail's pace as he toured the three floors of trailers and tents. Obviously pleased with his love beads, Mr. Trudeau seemed startled when Norah Curtis, a 16-year-old Prince Ed- ward Island speedskater, asked if he would give her the beads. "Oh goodness, I can't give you the Prime Minister re- plied. "They were given to me by a girl." QUICK RECOVERY But recovering quickly, he smiled and reached for E red carnation in his lapel. "I'll give you this, he said, reaching over the crowd to hand the flower to the pretty blonde. "He couldn't have made me Miss Curtis said later. During his hour-long tour, he was given a big red valentine by Patricia Harrison, a basket- ball player from Toronto, who squealed "I got two kisses from him." A Manitoba girl gave him her tartan tarn, which he promptly wore, after doffing his ankle- length fur coat. ties including a dinner tendered by the Saskatchewan Liberal government. "The situation in the country is very Roy Atkin- son, president of the National Farmers Union, told Mr. Tru- deau in winding up the public statement Friday of his organi- zation, which claims representa- tion coast to coast. FARMERS ANXIOUS Farmers were "very anxious very concerned about in- come." They wanted to "make a buck." "I want to make that very said Mr. Atkinson, whose supporters back in the summer of 1969 had greeted Mr. Ttudeau-in his last trip to Sas- katchewan with demonstra- tions ranging from piles of rot- ted wet grain to signs saying: "hustle wheat, not women." Friday's encounter .was a con- trast in polite discussion, with Mr. party holds just two of the province's 15 federal the group for a good meeting with constructive suggestions. The prime minister, natty in a raspberry-colored shirt, blue jacket and light-colored slacks, climbed aboard a table on aiy rival, swinging his legs, and then sat down flanked by Agri- culture Minister Olson and Otto Lang, minister of manpower and immigration who answers to Parliament for the Canadian wheat board and on general grain questions. ,T It was a. standing-room-only audience, bljt not enthu- siastic. STARTED Use of the cabinet as a travel team was in'roduced in the early 1960s by then-prime minis- ter John Diefenbaker in a visit to Quebec and continued last vear when the cabinet went to Winnipeg for the province's cen- tennial celebrations. There were three demonstra- tions for the Trudeau visit. Mr. Trudeau was greeted at Saskatoon airport, on arrival by government aircraft, Dy a small band of demonstrators urging liberalization of abortion law. The same demonstrators pick- eted the Saskatoon exhibition grounds for the opening of the winter games. Outside the Trudeau hotel, ,when he arrived, youths broke into a chant of "jobs, jobs, jobs n d inside he was greeted by a massed choir ac- companied by a small band playing and singing songs spe- cially composed for the Games. STANFIELD ON HAND Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield, Mr. Diefenbaker and Nova Scotia Premier Gerald Regan were other luminaries in the cabinet minis- ters who speedily fanned out through the province for speeches. The farm union brief said the government's anti-inflation pol- icy "had had no impact on re- ducing farm costs while farm prices in several sectors have dropped sharply." crisis Economic, military looms for Northern Ireland By COLIN FROST BELFAST (AP) Northern Ireland is an armed camp that seems to be heading for crisis, both economic and military. Senior officials believe it is only a matter of time before the Irish Republican Army renews guerrilla tactics which in the last week have caused 11 deaths. They are afraid that un- less- the IRA can be stopped quickly Northern Ireland's Prot- estants will react angrily. "The gun is back in Irish poli- an official said. "All Irish history shows that when that happens the result is a bloodlet- ting." The current violence comes from IRA's Provisional wing, composed of Roman Catholic nationalists trying to expel tho British Army and unite the mainly-Protestant country with the Catholic dominated Re- public of Ireland lo the soulli. The Provisional have many rifles and automatic weaooni and apparently possess a large supply of gelignite, a type of dy- namite. This explosive was used Tuesday in a booby trap that killed five civilians. PROTESTANTS ARMED TOO On the other side, the simi- larly outlawed Ulster Volunteer Force also is well armed and trained. It is dedicated to main- taining Protestant rule in the six-county North and rejecting any link with the Republic. At the moment the UVF is largely passive but military offi- cials do not expect this situation to continue if IRA activity is stepped up. In between the outlawed forces is the embattled British force which came in August, 1969, to head off a bloodbath be- tween Protestants and Catholics in Belfast's back streets. Recent reinforcements have brought Inn British Army's strength in Ulster to 7.400 men, and it is clear that they are having trouble keeping the peace even before Northern Ire- land's "marching season" be- gins. Each spring and summer Catholic and Protestant organi- zations stage parades and counter-parades, and at the height of last year's marching season British soldiers were in the country. THE JOY OF VICTORY-William Davis is surrounded fay his family last night after he was chosen leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, succeeding Robarts as leader and premier. Family are, clockwise from bottom left: Ian, 9, Neil, 14, Kathy, 11, Nancy, 13, kissing her father, ond Meg, 7. In the centre is Mrs. Dam. New Ontario PC leader Education minister Davis Premier Robarts' successor By CRAIG ASPINALL TORONTO (CP) Education Minister William Davis was chosen early today to succeed retiring Premier John Robarts in an Ontario Conservative lead- ership convention that was thrown into hours of delay and confusion by balky voting ma- chines. But what the final hours lacked in dispatch was more than recovered in suspense, as the 41-year-old Brampton law- yer, favored by the party estab- lishment, wound up 44 votes ahead of Mines Minister Allan Lawrence on the fourth ballot. The end came at 2 exactly 11 hours after voting delegates among the crowd of in Maple Leaf Gardens began the first ballot which sub- sequently was cancelled be- cause of what appeared to be failure of 12 of the 15 voting ma- chines to record totals accur- ately. The delay was a public rela- tions embarrassment because the schedule had been carefully arranged so that the new leader would be chosen by 7 prime television time. Hundreds of balloons floated down as a weary of the faithful still remaining cheered wildly for their new man they hope will lead them to victory in a pro- vincial election expected later this year. Smiling broadly, but main- taining the calm, measured ex- terior so like that of Mr. Ro- barts, the stocky education min- ister thanked the delegates for his victory and went on to say: "I make no promises except recognize the necessity to move forward, to adopt those changes which are necessary to society and, most importantly, to recog- nize the need to win (the next Moon rocks, astronauts under careful scrutiny Seen and heard About town P! ELD REPORTER Bev T a i Heather claiming it is more fun working in the field than in the office The 16-member girls' tug-of- war team beating the eight member boys' team at LCC's Winter Carnival Ken Ticgs commenting on the number of funny drivers in Lcthbridgc as he swerved in front of oncoming cars to Ttiaita a turn. By HOWARD BENEDICT .HOUSTON (AP) Moon rocks and astronauts come under careful scrutiny again today as evaluation of the Apollo 14 mission continues in the isolation of the Lunar Re- ceiving Laboratory. During the first day in the two-week laboratory quarantine Friday, astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell acknowledged he had conducted a personal experi- ment in mental telepathy during the flight and scientists became intrigued by a mysterious white rock. It had been reported earlier that Mitchell tried to send sym- bols by mental telepathy to a Chicago man who claims to be a psychic. A space agency spokesman in the lab said Mitchell confirmed he conducted an experiment in mental telepathy but the astro- nauts declined to discuss it fur- ther. The experiment was de- scribed as a personal project. Mitchell and his crew-mates, Alan B. Shepard and Stuart A. Roosa, are confined to the lab until Feb. 26 on the remote chance they brought germs back to earth. START CHECKING ROCKS In another section of the labo- ratory, scientists opened the first box of moon rocks col- lected by Shephard and Mitchell in the Fra Mauro highlands a week ago. The container opened Friday had about nine pounds of the 95 pounds of material brought to earth by the astronauts. But it was a tiiree-inch-long chip off largo rock which tot moonwalkers described while on the surface. Geologists have speculated it might be part of the primitive lunar crust that they theorize underlies the area. World oil firms agree on prices TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Oil Minister Zaki Yamani of Saudi Arabia reported today the world's oil companies and the producing countries of the Per- sian Guff have reached agree- ment on the financial aspects of a new price agreement. A t the end of a two hour meeting, Yamani reported the negotiators now are concentrat- ing on the legal aspects of the agreement. Yamani gave no details of what financial agreement has been reached and did not am- plify what penalties still have to be discussed. A Western conference source reported earlier that the basic structure of a new agreement now is in sight and a break- through has been achieved on tho question of guarantees. The companies are seeking a five-year agreement in a bid to stabilize prices and are asking assurances from the gulf states that they will not demand moro for their oil if other countries subsequently are given better deals.