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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY Foment high VOL. LXIV No, 55 The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTION'S-24 PAGES Trudeau: government's attack on jobless problem working NO AUDIENCE WITH PM-About 150 demon- strators, mostly young people, lined up outside Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina in protest against unemployment-and world conflict but they were unsuccessful in getting an audience with Prima Minister Trudeau who was meeting inside with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. More trouble almost sure in Canada NEW YORK (CP) Andre Ouellet, parliamen- tary secretary to External Affairs Minister Sharp, said today that more violence can be expected in Canada and in the rest of the world. The Liberal member of Parliament for Papineau spoke to the New York State Society of Newspaper Editors about the October kidnappings and terror in Quebec. Mr. Ouellet recounted the steps leading to the kidnappings of James Cross, British trade commis- sioner, and Pierre Laporte, provincial labor- minister later slain by his Front de Liberation du Quebec abductors. "Even he said, "I don't think anyone is naive enough to imagine that we have heard the last of the FLQ, or that violence that is a growing threat to society everywhere will leave Canada unscathed." But he added: "I think we have given notice to the FLQ, and any other groups of like mind, that the government of Canada is not an easy mark. Can't keep up Mr. Ouellet said one of the problems is that the institutions of government are not geared to keep up with the rapid changes taking place hi the world. Even when the governments know what to do to solve certain problems, it lakes time to put the solu- tions into time is the essential element lacking in almost all demands for change. He said that many of the questions now being asked and many of the demands now being made always have been asked and made. "The difference now is that the explosion in com- munications brings the whole world together. The comfort of the well-to-do is known to the poor, the sufferings of the poor are seen by the rich." And in the meantime: "Our young people are not prepared to be pa- tient, not prepared to accept that intractable, em- bedded problems call for long-term, gradual solutions. "Here is injustice, they say, remedy it." REGINA (CP) The govern- ment's attack on "this tempo- rary problem of unemploy- ment" is working, Prime Minis- ter Trudeau said Saturday night. In a stout defence of his pol- icy, Mr. Trudeau told per- sons at a Liberal din- ner that some basic facts of life have to be faced squarely. "None of them should be for- gotten by those persons who race from coast to coast leaving behind them a trail of inconsist- ent unworkable and irresponsi- ble' theories as to how they would turn off unemployment forever and create within Can- ada a society of low taxes and high welfare, low imports and high exports, low-cost housing and high-price incomes. "At the moment the chief con- tribution of these persons is low credibility and high volume." The prime minister's speech came two days after figures showed persons unem- ployed in January, an increase of over a month. But Mr. Trudeau, repeated that the seasonally-adjusted job- less rate, calculated to take out the dips and peaks over the year, had declined to 6.2 per cent of the labor force from 6.6. The speech climaxes a bus- tling two-day visit to Saskatche- wan with 20 cabinet ministers who sped about the province, and joined the prime minister periodically to hear two farm group annual submissions. Mr. Trudeau also opened the Can- ada Winter Games Friday in Saskatoon. On a pervious visit to Saskat- chewan, in the summer of 1969, Mr. Trudeau met a hostile re- ception from farmers protesting federal policies and heavy stocks of wheat badly damaged by moisture. This time, on the whole, the reception was warmer and more polite. About 150 young people, mostly students, laid siege Saturday at the hotel where the federal team was hearing the annual submission of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. They camped for more than l'i hours in the lobby. Between farm organization talks and meetings with the pro- vincial cabinet Saturday Mr. Trudeau made a one hour tele- vision appearance during which he debated the Bank of Canada and his job policies with Saskat- chewan residents calling in by telephone. His dinner speech, while tick- tag off unspecified critics, also emphasized that the Trudeau government does care about the unemployed. "I cannot promise magical re- sults anymore than I can prom- ise jobs to all unemployed per- sons, to do so would be dishon- est. What I do promise is conti- nuing concern, attention and disciplined attempts to find so- lutions." He added later: "The federal government is determined that we shall get over this tempo- rary problem .and will do so in a way which will not cause diffi- culties." East and Maritime regions battered By THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario, Quebec and the Mari- times were battered during the weekend by a variety of weather conditions ranging from snowstorms to floods. As residents of Eastern On- tario and Quebec dug out Sun- day from a snowstorm that reached record depths, parts of eastern New Brunswick were hit by driving rain and sleet that turned to ice and cut elec- tricity supplies to several con> munities. Unseasonably .high tempera- tures of up to 56 degrees com- bined with rain in Nova Scotia to cause severe flooding in low- lying areas such as Truro, Bridgewater and the Stellarton- Westville and Bedford Lower Sackville areas. Ice and rising water washed out a bridge at Bridgewater. Airplane, train and auto traf- fic in the parts of Canada east of Lake Huron was periodically disrupted and delayed as late as Sunday afternoon. A 16.5-inch snowfall in the Ot- Passengers suffocate in tunnel ZENICA, Yugoslavia (AP) Thirty-four persons died of suf- focation, but officials credited teams of their co-workers in a steel mill with saving many oth- ers Sunday when a train caught fire inside a tunnel. Gas and smoke began pouring from both ends of the Vranduk Tunnel after the die- sel-electric locomotive and sev- eral cars caught fire about 300 yards from the end. Workers from the sleel mill where the victims worker! saw the smoke, donned gas masks and entered the tunnel. They pulled more than 60 seri- ously injured passengers from the train. The local was carry- ing about 200 workers to their jobs in the mill. tawa area Saturday set a record. The previous mark for the day was 15.2 inches in 1966. During .the Friday-to-Sunday storm psriod.22.1 inches fell. Blowing snow and sleet, driven by 55-mile-an-hour winds, pounded Quebec prov- ince during the weekend in the worst storm of the year. At least seven deaths were caused by hazardous driving conditions and drifting snow. At one time 17 major high- ways in the province were dosed. All. were open today. Twelve inches of snow was dumped on Montreal Island in the weekend storm, bringing the year's accumulation to 97.4 inches. At this time last year 51.9 inches had fallen and the accumulation for the entire 1969-70 winter was 76.4 inches. ABDUCTED least three armed Turks, believed to be leftist extremists, kid- napped a U.S. airman from an American base on the out- skirts of Ankara early today. U.S. officials said Airman Jimmy Finley, 25, of Fort Worth, Tex., was on guard duty when he was ahducted. school scheme urged for Alberta Rose leaves court MONTREAL (CP) The kid- nap-murder trial of Paul Rose resumed today in the presence of Claude Boisvert, the lawyer appointed as observer with the right to intercede on behalf of the accused. Mr. Boisveft.was presented to the court by Charles Gelinas and Marcel Cing-Mars, presi- dents respectively of the Mont- and Quebec bar associa- tions. Mr. Cinq-Mars told Mr. Jus- tice Marcel Nichols that the ob- server designated by the bar had been given "all necessary independence action." ''He will not act as a repre- of the bar and he will receive no directives from the bar." Both presidents withdrew be- fore the trial, entering its fourth week, resumed with, nine jurors selected. ROSE APPEARED Before jury selection re- sumed, Hose was brought into court again and Mr. Justice Ni- chols renewed his offer that the 27-y e a r -o 1 d former school teacher could ;emain if he promised to mend his ways. Rose, who had been acting as his own lawyer when he was banished from the court a week ago, replied: "I gave you a clear enough answer last time." Mr. Justice Nichols told Rose he would not be summoned to court again but could send word if he changed his mind. Asked whether he agreed to the appointment of an observer, Rose said his reaction was "ob- viously unfavorable" and added: "Better provide him with an escort." Rose left the court after shouting into the microphone "the people of Quebec will win." Seen and heard About town yOLUNTARY sid patrol man John Barish stum- bling through conversation and commenting: "I just washed my mouth and can't do a thing with it" Renee Orr proving to the school bus driver she could actually be on time for the trip home, but it had to be when Danny Collar was not at school Elsie Morris reporting a flower blooming in her backyard. EDMONTON (CP) A government-sponsored committee today recommended the establishment of two new types of educational institutions which it called a "tech- niversity" and an "open communiversity." The committee, part of the Worth Commission on Educational Planning, also 'said the emphasis in post-secondary institutions will remain, at least for the next 10 years, on preparing individuals "to make a living." It would, however, be coupled with. increased Peking drums up steria war HON3 KONG (Reuter) Anti-American rallies and marches swept across China today as Peking drummed up popular support for its pledge to aid its allies in Indochina. Hundreds of thousands of troops and civilians demon- strated in major cities following Peking's angry weekend denun- ciations of the U.S.-supported South Vietnamese incursion in Laos, the New China news agency reported. Radio Peking broadcast a communique from the pro-Com- munist Pathet Lao command in Southern Laos saying that fierce fighting is still raging there. The communique said Pathet Lao forces intercepted U.S. and Saigon troops pushing into Laos, wiping out soldiers and shooting down 89 aircraft. In Saigon, Foreign Minister Iran Van Lam of South Viet- nam today discounted Peking's angry reaction over the invasion of Laos and said he did not think there would be any Chinese response to the thrust. DEFENDS ATTACK Defending the attack by. Sai- gon forces against the Ho CM Minh trail in Laos, Lam said his government firmly believes it will shteten the war and he felt most of the world supports the move. "The war is almost finished here in Lam said. Lam described the Laotian push as "quite successful." He reiterated President Nguyen Van Thieu's initial statement that the thrust would be limited in time and area. The spectre of Chinese inter- vention 'in Laos was raised at a huge rally in Peking Sunday, at- tended by several hundred thou- sand slogan-shouting demon- strators, including Korean War veterans. Peking radio said slogan- chanting demonstrators swarmed through the streets of major cities, shouting "the Chinese people will never allow U.S. imperialism to do as it pleases in Indochina." Polish women protest WARSAW (API-Hundreds of women from Polish textile fac- tories continued sitdown strikes today despite personal appeals from four politburo officials for them to get back to work. The strikers are demanding more pay and better working conditions. A regional party offi- cial in Lodz, centre of Poland's textile industry and second larg- est city with a population of said several factories there were not operating fully because of work stoppages. A visit Sunday by Premier Piotr Jaroszewicz and his high- powered delegation did not ap- pear to be a complete success. After a meeting lasting until 4 a.m. today, they headed back for Warsaw, leaving Tadeusz Ktmicki, minister of fight indus- try, to sort things out. One of his first moves was to set up commissions to study workers' demands. North development report presented OTTAWA (CP) Common goals should be established for the development of huge areas of Canada made up of the north- ern portions of seven provinces and the two territories, says a report presented today to Prime Minister Trudeau and Gov.-Gen. Roland Michener. The Mid-Canada Development Conference said that the fed- eral, provincial and territorial governments concerned should "make it an urgent priority to create and co-ordinate policies and plans for the future orderly development of Mid-Canada." Nationwide goals could assess the potential of the northern re- gions, promote an attractive way of life for its thousands of residents, provide for the devel- opment of integrated transpor- tation and communications sys- tems, and the possible designa- tion of development and con- servation areas, wildlife pre- serves and perhaps location of mam regional service centres. Mid-Canada is defined as "the area within the limits of Can- ada's boreal forest which stretches from northern New- foundland, through Labrador and northern Quebec, south of James Bay, then across north- western Ontario, and through northern Manitoba, Saskatche- wan and Alberta to northern British Columbia and the Yukon, with an offshoot up the Mackenzie Valley." Postal strike may soou end LONDON (AP) Leaders of Britain's postal workers met with the management today amid rising hopes of an end to the 27-day mail strike. There was an undercurrent of feeling for a compromise after the Union of Postal Workers of- fered to return to work under unconditional improved pay offer, even as little as one per cent more. systejn scrapped School teachers off the job MONTREAL (CP) Tile ser- ies of rotating strikes by Mon- treal's French language Cath- olic school teachers moved into its fourth week today as the 500-member Alliance dcs Pro- fesseurs announced that of its members would hold study sessions. Meanwhile teachers on New- foundland's south coast Burin Peninsula began working to rule today while teachers in four SI. John's schools remain- ed off the job in a wage dispute wilji the government, Decimal coinage baffles Britons LONDON (AP) Britain re- luctantly yielded one of its most treasured traditions today, abandoning part of its year-old money system for a streamlined decimal coinage that baffled many citizens. Sales slowed down in many stores as wary shoppers paused to convert the prices in new pence back to the familiar shil- ling. Banks, reopening after a two-day shutdown to get ready for decimilization, asked cus- tomers who could wait to slay away. Long lines of commuters got their first taste of decimal cur- rency- at ticket windows. A man in a London subway station handed back a two-new-penny piece, saying: "I don't, believe it is real money.'' The new currency is part of plans to put British weights, measures and amounts by 1975 on the drcinial T tems used by the rest of Eu- rope. The pound is still worth hut it now is divided into 100 new ponce, cacli one worth 2.5 old pence. Three new copper- colored halfpenny, penny and two pence- piece- came into use, joining three sil- ver-colored decimal fivepcnny, 10-penny and 50- penny have been circulating for some time. Non- decimal coins will be withdrawn during the next 18 months. STARTED SUNDAY Although today was officially D Day, for Decimial Day, the railways and the London sub- way changed over Sunday. Crowds were small, and the switch went smoothly. Some pubs also began giving decimal change, along wilii coaster mat? printed with a money conversion chart for cus- tomers to pocket. Technicians worked through the weekend to change adding machines at the banks. Some major chain stores put only decimal prices on goods. Others showed both decimal and predecimal prices. Some planned to continue with only predecimal markings for months. But if you paid by check at any store, it had to be written in in- stead of 5s 5d, for example. Most taxi meters in London were not yet converted. Pay tel- ephones will be changed during the next six weeks. concen- tration on courses devel- oping "social values." THE PROGRAMS The proposed techniversity would offer four-year advanced programs in technologies based mostly on the physical sciences and mathematics. The communiversity would serve a large group of part- time students who want to fol- low a career and gain a formal education at the same time. The committee, one of three due to report by March 1, has made a special study of 'post- secondary education for the provincially appointed com- mission that is investigating all aspects of education in Alberta and recommending plans for education up to the year 2000. The commission is headed by Dr. Walter Worth, a former vice president of the Univer- sity of Alberta. It is exoected to have its report ready by March 1972. "With all the changes to come, we still predict, at least for the next decade, a neces- sary but not sufficient task of post secondary education will be satisfying peoples' desire to prepare themselves to make a the report saj's. ONE PORTFOLIO In a section dealing with changes from 1970 to 1980, the committee recommended that all forms of education be offer- ed under the administration of one education portfolio. The report said fragmenta- tion now exists in post-secon- dary education, with various programs such as agriculture and vocational colleges, police colleges and certain programs for health personnel coming under different government de- partments. The committee recommend- ed an administrative council be established to co ordinate all educaional activities. "We recommend that plan- ning be instituted for a provin- cial 'open communiversity' to be estabisihed not later than the report said. The techniv e r s i t y might come later, in the forecasts for 1980- 2005. The open communiversity would serve part time stu- dents all across the province, the committe recommended. "To serve this broad geo- graphic constituency will de- mand the imaginative use of radio, TV, c o r r espondence courses and more intensive tu- torial or seminar programs on weekends and for one week periods." New reaction sought -Smith There is "a whole lot more that still needs to be said" about the future of post-sec- ondary education in Alberta than is contained in the Worth Commission o n Educational Planning post-secondary task force preliminary report, ac- cording to University of Leth- bridge President Dr. Sam Smith. "The task force is painfully aware of this and we hope there will be enough in it to stimulate new reactions which we can then incorporate in our final report for the commis- he said. Dr. Smith is one of the task force's 10 members. He said the post secondary education spectrum, which in- volves every form of education after the end of high school, is just too broad to be thoroughly covered in one publication. When the report is discussed by 150 Alberta educationists on Feb. 19 in Edmonton, Dr. Smith said he hopes people will discuss it "with a certain amount of constructive vi- ciousness." Dr. Smith, Dr. Ernest Mar- don, Dr. Gordon Campbell, Dr. Jim Twa, Dr. EuRonc Falcon- berg and U of L board of gov- ernors chairman Dr. Neil Holmes will represent the uni- versity at the Feb. 19 meeting, ;