Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wtdnttday, February LETHBRIDQE HERALD-15 Union eyes professors, radio men TORONTO (CP) The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has launched a recruiting drive among college professors and private radio stations, J.F. MacMillan, union organ- ization director, said Monday. The union is attempting to woo professors at St. Mary's University, Halifax, and radio station employees in Vancouver. "We have received scattered requests for unionization from professors and radio employees from across the he said. "We decided to begin major campaigns to see if these re- quests represent a genuine widespread interest" He said early results indicate a genuine interest. About 185 professors are the target of the St. Mary's cam- paign and the union hopes to apply for certification soon. The union also hopes to at- tract about 600 employees of seven private radio stations in Vancouver before moving on to similar campaigns in other cities, he said. CUPE's members include CBC employees and clerical and maintenance workers at school boards and univer- sities. In the professors' campaign, CUPE is pointing to the collective agreement negotiated for professors at the University of Moncton's Bathurst Colege, the first university teachers to join CUPE, Mr. MacMillan said. One obstacle CUPE must overcome in organizing at the post-secondary school level is the Canadian Association of University Professors CAUT is the professional as- sociation representing university teachers in 52 in- stitutions. It has one certified bargaining unit in British Co- lumbia. Jaws wired shut Mrs. John Horn, Gibraltar, Mich., a housewife who claims to be the first person in America to have jaws wired shut in effort to lose weight, has lost 34 pounds in six weeks. Mrs. Horn, 23, weighed 229 pounds when a dentist attached the wires and hoped to go 90 days and lose 85 pounds. If she doesn't make it in 90 days she will continue longer if her health has not been affected. Bridge cheating tackled LONPON (Reuter) Bridge players will soon be debating a controversial plan to combat suspicion of cheat- ing and other forms of une- thical play in big tourna- ments. The World Bridge Feder- ation has circulated proposals to its branches that its main event, the world team cham- pionship, should be staged with partners concealed from each other's sight during the bidding by a screen placed diagonally across the table. The federation also pro- poses silent bidding with printed cards, which should stop players from giving in- formation with excessively loud doubles, hesitations and the use of intonation such as once led playwright George Kaufman to inquire, midway through a hand, "May I have the bidding repeated with all the original in- Federation president Julius Rosenblum of New Orleans does not admit that cheating occurs. He said his main aim is to protect players from an atmosphere of suspicion. "Some will say this is de- meaning to the game of Rosenblum said. "But character assassination by innuendo is worse. At al- most every world champion- ship tournament, innuendos about unethical conduct have come to my attention." The most celebrated accu- sation in bridge history was by two American players and a journalist against Britain's top pair, Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, in the 1965 world championship at Buenos Aires. They were al- leged to have used finger sig- nals to show how many hearts they held. A tribunal sub- sequently found them "not Ity." In the 1958 championship an American player insisted that his Italian opponents keep their hands below the table during the bidding. In the 1972 Far East championship the appeals committee ordered a hand to be replayed after the bidding by an Indonesian pair was challenged by their Aus- tralian opponents. One successful European pair was alleged to have held the cards either a little higher or a little lower than normal. One position was said to mean that the player had overbid slightly, the other that he had not. But Rosenblum says out- and-out cheating is a less serious problem that the "grey" areas where a player may gain an unethical advan- tage without actually cheat- ing, as by taking note of his partner's hesitation or tone of voice. Such lapses are treated lightly in family bridge and in some clubs. At a New York club, Sigmund Romberg ex- posed himself to risk by fail- ing to draw a round of trumps. His partner Howard Dietz, who had collaborated with him on The Desert Song, began to sing the hit tune, One Alone, Just One Alone, but Romberg paid no attention and was defeated. When Dietz remonstrated, the declarer replied, "Who takes any notice of your lousy Tournament bridge players, however, have always es- poused a fierce code. Some fear that this is endangered by the pressures of modern top- flight competition with rich rewards in money prizes, authorship and sponsored ap- pearances. This is your... Personal Invitation to be our Guest and possibly WIN ONE OF MANY FABULOUS WEEKENDS FOR TWO! ACCOMMODATION MEALS RECREATION BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM FESTIVAL Award winning films about Hot Wildlife YATES CENTRE Sunday. March and 7 p.m. mek up year FilEE TtelnMt British Cdumbta IntamwBwi CwiUM Mrt or Centra Man This could be Harold Wilson's last throw of political dice LONDON (CP) For Opposition Leader Harold Wilson, ambitious son of a Yorkshire druggist, the Feb. 28 general election may turn out to be his last throw of the political dice. His friends say if the 57- year-old former Oxford lecturer loses again to the Conservatives, he will resign as leader of the Labor party within days. Plump, pipe- smoking Wilson is doing nothing to squelch their pre- dictions. Wilson's meteroic career as an academic, civil servant and politician has, however, been filled with gambles and often, when the odds were heaviest against him, he has emerged the winner. The Labor leader, who be- came Britain's youngest prime minister in more than a century when he won the 1964 election, was able to break through the country's class barriers as a boy only by winning a hefty scholarship to Oxford. INSTANT SUCCESS Once there, he became an instant success, studying philosophy, politics and economics and winning every award available to him. His studies left him little time for the left-wing political activities of the university but his brilliant scholarship led to an appointment as economics lecturer when he graduated at 21 in the late 1930s. When the Second World War broke volunteered for active service but was re- cruited instead into the treasury group planning the administration of the war effort. He quickly proved himself able and adroit at finding his way through the bureaucratic maze and within a year was placed in charge of an inter- departmental agency studying and co-ordinating food supplies. At the same time, Wilson, now the father of two grown sons, caused a stir among his family and close friends when in 1940, his bride, Mary, refused to pledge obedience during the marriage ceremony. He laughed off their dis- approving frowns, saying: "She'll come around soon enough." FIXES HIS GOAL He then set his sights on a political career. The opening came in the 1945 general election. Wilson seized the chance, got elected as Labor MP for the Lancashire riding of seat he has held ever the Labor government of Prime Minis- ter Clement Attlee. Within two years, 31-year- old Wilson was made president of the board of trade, a cabinet post, and placed in charge of long, tedious trade negotiations with the Russians. He says that when an agree- ment was finally reached, the> hardest part of the assignment was still to come. "The Russians brought in more he says, "than I'd ever seen before and they gave us a room with 12 beds for those who collapsed before the party ended. I managed to stay on my feet, although three Russians and two of the British were carried out." Wilson resigned from the cabinet in 1951 because of an internal dispute and Labor's defeat by the Tories later the same year left the party as the official opposition for the next 13 years. Wilson acted as Labor's spokesman on economic affairs and began aiming for the leadership. BECAME POPULAR Associates describe his gen- eral attitude in those years as "diligent, devious and deliber- ate." But his affability and broad Yorkshire accent made him a popular public figure and in 1963 his efforts paid off when (13 succeeded Hugh Gaitskell as leader, snatching victory from the Tories the next year and solidifying his position with a landslide win in 1966. But economic mainly in the form of balance of payments deficits and speculation against the Wilson government and his earlier image as a kind of British John Kennedy began to fade. His devaluation of the pound in 1967 was a sudden shock to the electorate and many observers believe it played a major part in eroding public confidence in Wilson. When the Conservatives stormed back to power in 1970, Wilson was shattered. Nearly all the pundits, opinion polls and experts had predicted an easy Labor victory. Within a year, his party be- gan tearing itself apart over the government's decision to enter th3 European Common Market. 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