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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 11, LiTMBBIDOE HERALD- Dateline .Alberta Education system criticized CALGARY (CP) -Students will not realize their full potential if the fear of failure continues to be one of the prime motivators for fulfilling academic obligations, says the leader of Alberta Social Credit party. Werner Schmidt, speaking at a teachers convention, criticized the education system in which teachers are suspected of not doing their jobs properly unless there is some failure in every classroom. He added the education system should put more emphasis on the success motive than on the students' fear of failing. Albertan appoints new ME CALGARY (CP) The Albertan has announced the appointment of Les Buhasz, effective Feb. 24, as managing editor, succeeding Tom Moore, who is retiring after 43 years with the newspaper. Mr. Moore will continue his association with the morning newspaper as a special projects editor on a part-time basis. Mr. Buhasz has been editor of the newspaper's business report since September, 1971. Charge reduced by judge EDMONTON (CP) A charge of assaulting a police officer was reduced to common assault when provincial Court Judge Guy Beaudry ruled the officer was not performing his duties properly at the time of the incident. Robert Anderson of' Edmonton had been charged with assaulting a police officer when he slapped an1 officer who had arrested a woman on a liquor offence at a city ballroom. The defense argued, and Judge Beaudry agreed, that under the Bail Reform Act the officer should have served the woman a notice to appear in court unless there were reasonable grounds for making an arrest. Politicians no crooks EDMONTON (CP) Schools should convince young people that not all politicians are crooked as one step toward ending alienation among the young, a Grande Prairie regional college professor said. Dr. Wilfred Plikington told the Northeastern Alberta Teachers convention that while some politicians are crooks, most are involved in community, provincial or national service, "callings of the highest order." GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H LPre Lethbridge......42 32 Pincher Creek 38 ,28 Medicine Hat 41 28 Edmonton......29 5 Grande Prairie 36 20 Banff...........35 24 Calgary.........38 22 Victoria........44 41 .35 Penticton.......37 34 .10 Prince George 38 29 .05 Kamloops....... 38 33 Vancouver......43 35 .78 Saskatoon.......29 11 Regina.........29 4 Winnipeg.......35 19 .01 Toronto.........28 8 Ottawa.........28 4 Montreal .......27 10 .01 Si. John' -28 Halifax.........26 20 2.09 Charlottetown 23 17 .78 Fredericton.....26 18 .19 Chicago ........37 31 New York......40 27 Miami..........75 58 Los Angeles -----65 47 Las Vegas......62 40 Athens .........57 45 Rome..........63 48 Paris...........54 37 London.........50 43 Berlin..........45 41 Amsterdam.....43 37 Moscow ........36 26 Stockholm......37 36 Tokyo..........41 57 GEHL HYDRA-TILT Box Heavy Duty All Steel Unit. Lbs. Capacity For Silage, Sugar Beets and Forage Ba aura to our dtoptoy araa at AG-EXPO, March 5th thru March fth. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Highway-Box 1202 Phona 32S-1141 Opposition helpless Thieu consolidates his vast powers Heart diseases remain t Canada's leading killer FORECAST: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat Mostly cloudy today with a few flurries near the mountains. Brisk west winds in the foothills, highs 35-40. Lows 15-20. Tuesday, sunny, clouding over in the afternoon, highs 30-35. Calgary Mostly cloudy, with a few flurries near the mountains, highs 30-35. Lows 10-20. Tuesday, sunny, clouding over by evening, highs near 30. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Partly cloudy and mild today and Tuesday with Chinook winds along the east slopes. Highs mostly 40s. Lows tonight 20s. West of Continental Divide Cloudy through Tuesday with scattered rain or snow showers beginning this afternoon and continuing through Tuesday. Highs 35 to 45. Lows tonight 20s. Columbia, Kootenay Today: Cloudy with occasional snow. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a few snowflurries. Highs both days in the mid to high 30s. Lows tonight 25 to 30. This is the second of four articles by the Monitor's veteran Saigon correspondent assessing the situation in South Vietnam a year after a cease-fire went into effect. By DANIEL SOUTHERLAND Christian Science Monitor SAIGON Hardly anyone outside paid attention when President Nguyen Van Thieu's supporters in the National Assembly in Saigon recently rammed through a bill giving Mr. Thieu an almost certain third term in office. Opposition senators and deputies hurled ashtrays and teacups and turned over chairs after the vote. But outside the. meeting hall, apathy reigned. For one thing, the vote came as no i surprise. It had long been accepted that Mr. Thieu intended to stay in power beyond the expiration of his current term. HARD-PRESSED y- And thanks to inflation and growing f unemployment, most Saigonese are too 8 hard-pressed at the moment to pay much attention to political happenings or the activities of those whom they refer to contemptuously as the "big men." To ensure the least stir possible, his legislative supporters timed the vote amending the Constitution to give Mr. Thieu a possible five-year extension in power to come just before the lunar _ New Year holiday. It caught most Vietnamese busily preparing for the celebration. The Paris peace agreement signed just a year ago sets down rough guidelines for a settlement in South Vietnam which would include elections organ- ized by a new National Council and "under international supervision." But it has been clear from the start that Mr. Thieu intended to ignore these guidelines and to continue following the plans for consolidating his own control which were formulated well before the agreement was signed. The new measure enabling him to remain in office under an election organized by his own government merelv confirmed this AMA ROAD REPORT as of 9 a.m. February 18, 1S74 All highways in the Lethbridge area are bare and dry. Highway 1 west. Calgary to Golden, mainly bare with a few slippery sections. Golden Many of his opponents among Saigon politicians and intellectuals consider Mr.. Thieu to be a vulgar and ill-educated military man. His attitude toward most of them is equally disdainful. S BOUGHT OFF S Throughout the years, his men have bought off those who could be bought off, arrested those who seemed to be moving too close to the Communist-led National Liberation Front, and merely harassed g those whose arrest or continued detention might have caused too much of a stir in the U.S. press and Congress. This mixture of disdain, intimidation, 3 harassment, and payoffs has helped perpetuate splits in the non-Communist a opposition. It has left many politicians feeling helpless to do anything. They feel impotent, they say, as long as the United States continues to support Mr. Thieu. Their hopes of somehow coalescing as a "third force" under the terms of the peace agreement have all but vanished. Some of the politicians saw a possible role for themselves in the National Council of Reconciliation and Concord called for in the agreement. This is the council which was supposed to organize general elections, and would have consisted of three equal segments including representatives from Mr. Thieu's Republic of Vietnam the Communist-led Provisional Revolutionary Government and a third neutral segment or "third force." NOT INTERESTED But Mr. Thieu is not interested in sharing power with politicians, intellectuals, and professional men who see themselves as a potential third force and who might favor a more reconciliatory policy toward the PRG. Mr. Thieu's real preoccupations, however, are not with the Saigon politicians and intellectuals or the details of the peace agreement. Hetas bis hands full at the moment trying to cope with a deteriorating economic situation. The American military withdrawal cost .the South Vietnamese many jobs and several million U.S. dollars in military spending. With a low-level war persisting, local and foreign investors are reluctant to commit any money to the economy. In recent months, reports of malnutrition have begun to come in from the northern part of South Vietnam. In the cities, there are widely believed stories of suicides in families which could no longer make ends meet. A U.S. aid index shows general price increases averaging a staggering 60 per cent over the past year. The worldwide oil crisis has greatly intensified the price squeeze. NO DISTURBANCES American officials are delighted that none of this has resulted in riots or any :g other form of open disturbances. But it has resulted in what one official described as "a form of deterioration in government g: services and the fabric of society." Because he is still at war, Mr. Thieu has rejected suggestions that he demobilise some of his troops. This means that most of Ms expenditures have to go toward maintaining his Army, thus perpetuating -huge'budget deficits. And an Army fighting a war with American-style artillery and air support can be an expensive one indeed. On the surface, Mr. Thieu's position in the countryside looks as strong as ever. But in some rural areas, accommodations encouraged by the Communists undermined his efforts to "eradicate" National Liberation Front cadres. In areas contested by both sides, his Army is not taking advantage of the lower level of combat to win any hearts and minds. If anything, the Army is looting niore than ever because ef the eeeaeniie squeeze. Mr. Thieu is going forward with plans to strengthen the powers of his province g chiefs, who are all military men, while weakening the grip of his cumbersome civilian bureaucracy. This, he thinks, will streamline the administration. But in the end, all of Mr. Thieu's administrative changes and political party organizing are likely to matter much less than the impact of the country's current economic decline. NEXT: American support for President Thieu. By JEFF CARRUTHERS OTTAWA Heart and artery diseases continue to rule the roost as the leading causes of death among all age groups in Canada, according to advance information for 1972 from Statistics Canada. But for Canadians between the ages of 1 and 44, accidents are leading cause of death, ac- cording to the Canada Safety Council. Traffic accidents resulted in the largest number of fatalities among accidents generally, with..home accidents running second. Home accidents produced the largest percentage of injuries, with traffic accidents second. According to advance infor- mation on 1972 released yesterday by Statistics Canada, there were registered deaths in Canada during 3.3 percent from 1971. Cardiovascular, that is heart and artery, diseases accounted for 49.1 percent of the deaths among all age groups during 1972, compared to 49.4 percent in 1971. Accidents (for all ages) was ranked third, responsible for 7.9 percent of fatalities in 1972, compared to 7.6 percent in the previous year. And respiratory diseases were fourth, causing 6.6 percent of deaths in 1972, compared to 6.5 percent in 1971. Suicides were fifth, but Statistics Canada did not provide percentage figures. A more complete Statistics Canada report on causes of death in Canada in 1972 will be available in a month. The Canada Safety Council next week will be publishing its own annual breakdown of causes of deaths and accidents for 1972. The publication uses the same Statistics Canada in- formation. According to the Safety Council, accidents lead the cause-of-death hit parade for the age groups between 1 and 44. The rate of deaths due to accidents ranges from 36.0 deaths per population among Canadians age 1 to 4; to a rate of 41.4 for ages 5 to 19; to a rate of 58.0 for ages 20 to 44. Among Canadians 45 to 64 years of age, the cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death with a rate of 393.3 deaths per population; cancer is second with 270.5 rate; accidents are third; cirrhosis of the liver is fourth; and suicide is fifth. Among Canadians 65 years and older, cardiovascular dis- eases and cancer rank first and second as causes of death, with 3450.1 and 1045.3 deaths per respectively. Pneumonia is the third leading cause of death; bronchitis, emphysema and asthma are together ranked fourth; and accidents are fifth. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among all age groups except the 1 to 4 group, where it is third, behind con- genital anomalies. Cancer deaths during 1972 increased significantly among the young and the elderly. to Revelstoke has had 2" of new snow with snow flurries continuing. Plowing and sanding are in progress on the slippery areas. Banff-Radium highway, snowing lightly with si sections. Ports 01 entry: Times in Mountain Standard Time (Alber- opening and closing times: Carway 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Chief Mountain closed; Coutts open 24 hours; Del 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; jungsgate open 24 nonu; Potllnll Rykerts V a.m. until II p m. Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RooseviHe7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Logan Pass. Customs hows moved one boar earlier wkei m daylight time.) Bread price to go up in Ontario TORONTO (CP) Ontario residents will be faced with a four-cent price increase for a 24-ounce loaf of bread in early March, the Bakery Council of Canada says. In a statement, the council said the cost of producing a loaf of bread has risen almost three cents since October, 1973. and retailers will have to increase the price of a loaf by about four cents. The statement said while flour prices have been rela- tively stable, other costs such as fuel and packaging have, risen sharply as a direct result of the energy shortage. "In addition, sugar and milk products have increased dra- matically." The announcement coincides with a statement by the Ontario Food Council thai general food prices this month rose four per cent from January, and were 11 per cent higher than last February. Preparing your income Ox re- turn is far horn child's play. You need to receive every Jewtimate deduction. H R COMPltTt BLOCK will prepare and