Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
WINDY Ferxotl high Tuwday 40-4S. The Lctlibridgc Herald 'LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY. PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 4GPAGE3 Storm blows up in British house over South African arms sale M-9 M. Unmo mflintflir By HAROLD MORRISON LONDON (CP) Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas- Home blew up a storm in the House of Commons today as he announced the British govern- ment's readiness tj export heli- copters to South Africa. Within minutes of his state- ment, South Africa announced it will place orders for seven of the Wasp helicopters lor use on frigates. Opposition members charged the Conservative government is breaching the spirit of the Com- monwealth prime ministers' conference and appealed to Douglas-Home t o emphasize that the helicopters would be the only arms shipped to the white-minority Vorster regime, whose policy of race-separation is the basis of the opposition to the arms sales. However, Dwglas-Hoine refused to make such a pledge. He said the question of further arms sales would depend on Britain's interests. He empha- sized that so far; no orders have been received from South Africa "relating to any new arms deal." Douglas-Home emphasized also that the export of the heli- copters would be allowed be- cause the government's legal advisers had concluded the ship- ment was in accord with Brit- ain's "legal obligations" under the Siminstown agreements to protect the sea routes around the Cape of Good Hope. When Labor front-benchers countered that legal advisers of the previous Labor government had concluded there was no such legal obligation, Douglas- Home blew up another storm by saying that the previous advis- ers had not sought to look into the papers available. Opposition Leader Harold Wil- son charged the Conservatives with having 'burrowed" into Labor administraiion papers to which they are not entitled under change-of-governmnt tradition. Flustered, Douglas-Home maintained that he had said nothing improper and that there was nothing he had to with- draw. Douglas-Home maintained there was no connection be- tween Britain's legal obligation! and the study group, of which Canada is a member. The gov- ernment had to accepted the ad- vice of its legal advisers. In Ottawa th'.'re was no im- medidale comment on the Brit- ish finncuncenient. Russia keeps heat on rule School attendance abolition urged TORNADO LEAVES TRAIL OF DAMAGE Debris is pileJ'high In the street in downtown Inverness, Miss., that was hit hard by a tornado Sunday Tornadoes raked across Missisippi claim- ing o number of victims. Twisters also struck Tennessee and Texas. Rights issue important to Quebec MONTREAL (CP) Prime Minister .Trudeau said Sunday Quebec would plunge itself into con- tinuing self-impoverishment" if it did away with exist- ing English-language rights. Addressing about federal Liberal party sup- porters at a fund-raising dinner, Mr. Trudeau said Quebec must preserve its bilingual and bicultural "Quebec experiences the Canadian duality where it he said. "It is part of its deepest self. "If Quebec were to deny, or to claim to lessen or neglect this vital dimension of its being, it would commit an injustice, a betrayal of its responsibility which would result in continuing self-impovensh- In a session following his speech Mr Trudeau said that whether minority lan- guage rights would bo entrenched in a new constitu- tion would depend upon the provinces' attitudes. He said, however, that Quebec should not have to undertake any more "obligations" toward its English- speaking minority than the other provinces do toward French-Canadian citizens. Canadians from other provinces were becoming more aware that the English-speaking provinces rcust do as much for their French-speaking minority pop- ulations as Quebec does for its English-speaking group. Mr. Trudeau said "significant progress was made at the constitutional conference earlier this month to- ward general application of the principle of equal treatn-ent of linguistic minorities across Canada. However, whether language rights would be en- trenched in the constitution or dealt with in provin- cial laws would depend upon the provinces' attitudes toward the subject. In his speech, Mr. Trudeau called on English- speaking Canadians to ensure the participation of French-Canadians in "every aspect of national life" in order to "strengthen Quebec's influence and authority throughout the world." Tiie survival of the French language and culture in English-speaking North America meant that Que- bec had to become a "dynamic link in a vigorous Canada." Mr. Trudeau said the Canadian federal system guarantees Quebec's ties with the rest of the world. "Nowhere in the world can Quebec's voice be more res.-Hy heard or better understood than here as part ot he said. Mr. Trudeau also called on Quebecers to destroy the "ancient myth that we, as a minority in this coun- try, cannot, be o'.her than subjugated, dispossessed and humiliated" and to participate to a greater degree in all aspects of Canadian life. 'Praise the Lord and pass the marijuana. MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union kept up its press cam- paign against international Zionism today, giving especially bitter criticism to the world Jewish conference opening Tuesday to Brussels to discuss the plight of Soviet JewTy. "Even the uninitiated eye can see that Zionist 'conference1 is a joint American-Israeli the Communist_ party news- paper Pravda said. it is "aimed at deteriorating the international atmpsphere and distracting the attention of the world public from the United States' aggressive policy in Indochina and Israel's ag- gressive policy in the Middle the paper added. The Brussels conference was organized by prominent Jews in the West to seek better treat- ment for Jews in the Soviet Union and a liberalized emigra- tion policy for Soviet Jews who want to go to Israel. The Soviet Union protested to the Belgian government Feb. 19 that the conference is an "anti- Soviet provocation" and an at- tempt to meddle in another na- tion's internal affairs. The Belgians ignored the protest. REPORTS 'NONSENSE' Thirty-six Jews from London sent a letter to the Brussels con- ference disclaiming reports of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union as "absolute nonsense." "They are honored for their accomplishments as world-fa- mous artists and scientists and responsible the letter said. "Jewish religious rites are freely practised." Thrown from car man killed SPRUCE GROVE (CP) Robert Carl Graumam, 24, of Stony Plain, was jailed when thrown from his" car as it crashed into a ditch on a dis- trict road near this town 15 miles west of Edmonton. could kill in two hours CALGARY (CP) Police across Alberta were alerted Sunday night following the theft of a radioactive capsule that would burn skin on con- tact and cause death in too hours, a police spokesman re- ported. A spokesman for the Calgary police said he had received a report from Whitecourt. 100 miles northwest of Edmonton, that a lead container about the size of a lunch box had been stolen from a track. The container, he said, weighs about BO pounds and held a radiooctive capsule the size of an aspirin. The contain- er, marked in .yellow letters, "danger radioactive material could be opened by a locking mechanism at one end, the spokesman said. The capsule was taken from a truck owned by Century Geo- physical Corp. A seismic com- pany operating in the White- court area. No further details were available. over 14 years CALGARY (CP) Attendance at school should not be eompusory for students over 14 years of age, says an interim report of the Worth Commission on Educational Planning in Alberta. _ The report, which deals with education between nursery school and grade 12 only, recommends immedi- ate abolition of the attendance rule for students who have gone beyond what the commission terms "Phase C Alberta students now must attend school until they cational offerings becomes es- Consul applauded after release Airport, Patton top Oscar list HOLLYWOOD (AP) Air- port and Patton scored top hon- ors in the 43rd Motion Picture Academy nominations today with 10 apiece. Love Story placed third with seven, fol- lowed by M-A-S-H and Tora! Tora! Tora! with five each. The accent was on youth in nominations for best actress; all newcomers: Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope; Glenda Jackson, Women in Love; Ali McGraw, Love Story; Sarah Miles, Ryan's Daughter, and Carrie Snodgrass, Diary of a Jilad Housewife. Melvyn Douglas, winner for best supporting actor in 1963 in Hud, vied with four younger ac- tors for best actor. Douglas was nominated for I Never Sang for my Father. The others: James Earl Jones. The Great White Hope; Jack Nichol- son, Five Easy Pieces; Ryan O'Neal, Love Story, and George C. Scott, Patton. Nominees for best molion pic- ture of 1970: Airport, Five Easy Pieces, Love Story, M-A-S-H and Patton. DAN GEORGE NOMINATED Other top nominations: Best performance by an actor in a supporting role: Chief Dan George of North Vancouver, B.C.; Little Big Man; Richa-d Castellano in Lovers and Other Strangers; Gene Hackman, I Never Sang for My Father; John Marley, Love Story; John Mills, Ryan's Daughter. Best performance by-an ac- tress in a supporting role: Karen Black, Five Easy Pieces; Lee Grant, The Landlord; Helen Hayes, Airport; Sally Keller- man, M-A-S-H; Maureen Staple- ton, Airport. _________ Uruguay (AP) The Tupamaro guerril- las freed Brazilian Consul Aloy- sio Mares Dias Gomide late Sunday night, and he and his wife flew to Brazil today. But the terrorists still hold an American Agronomist and the British ambassador. The 41-year-old diplomat was released near the end of a day on which the government re- stored civil liberties, the final requirement se by the guerril- las for his freedom after nearly seven months in captivity. "I feel very good; they treated me very Dias Gomide told reporters as an embassy car brought him to a friend's apartment where his wife was waiting. Police said the diplomat told them he had been kept in four different places during his confinement. A little later he made a brief appearance on a sixth-floor bal- cony and was applauded loudly by a crowd below. Brazilian Ambassador Luiz Bastian Pinto said the consul was "very tired" but in "rela- tively good healh." RANSOM REPORTED The Brazilian's wife was re- ported to have paid at least in ransom for her hus- band. The New York Times dur- DIAS GOMIDE Long ordeal ends Seen and heard About town yvELAYING tactics run by Don Livingstone when the plane he was catching was ready to leave and his fellow passenger Dean Coo- per hadn't yet arrived at the airport Fanny Hopkins discussing the tedious rou- tine of office work with VVilf Bowns and Myra Bell and remarking, "With me it's not the DAY that drags Long-time Lethbridge resi- dent Bill Cousins lost for 30 minutes in southwest Leth- bridge, trying to locate a Scenic Drive address. ing the weekend received a let- ter renewing a demand of million ransom for Dr. Claude L. Fly, theAmerican agricul- tual expert kidnaped Aug 7. The letter, received in New York by the newspaper's secre- tary, contained a handwritten postcript, purportedly from Fly, Times said the state department is checking the letter to deter- mine if it is authentic. The U.S. government rejected the first demand for million ransom, made last month. The other captive of the Tupa- maros, British ambassador Geoffrey Jackson, was seized Jan. 8. The guerrillas have set no conditions for his release. Falls 15 storeys NEW YORK (AP) Tyrone Holland, 8. was playing with an- other child in the Kiberly Hotel Sunday night when he fell through an elevator door and plunged 15 storeys down the shaft to his death, police re- ported. DOWNWARD REVISION Phase C includes students between the a g e s of 11 and 13 but the report said "the gen- erally expected" range would be wider and include stu- dents between 10 and 14. "While society must ensure that all its members obtain a modicum of schooling, uniform, compulsory and rigid atten- dance laws seem inappropri- ate. It is our hope that even- tually compulsory atten- dance will beconie irrelevant. "For the time being we pro- pose downward revision in the period of, compulsory atten- dance." The commission, headed by Dr. Walter Worth, a former vice-president of the University of Alberta, was formed by the province to study the future of education in Alberta. It al- ready has released some rec- ommendations for post-sec- ondary education but a final report is not expected until 1972. While proposing a lower age for students wishing to leave school, the report 'also recom- mends allowing children to start at an earlier age. KINDERGARTENS NEEDED It says that public institu- tions should be established to handle children in "Phase A" to five years old. Al- berta now has no official kin- dergarten system and children must be close to their sixth birthday before they are allow- ed to enter Grade 1. There are some excellent private kindergartens but the report "deplores the existence and casual mushrooming of many second-rate kindergar- tens." "This cannot be criticized too strongly. Poor quality of edu- cational experiences is being provided under often inade- quate conditions, physical, emotional and environmental." "Comprehensiveness in edu- Fight to save ship 'pure hell' WHANGAREI. N.Z. (CP) Al'er fighting storms the cap- tain described as "piu'e hell." the crew of the crippled Cana- dian sailing ship Endeavour II lashed themselves to a life raft and drifted ashore in heavy seas after running aground on a sandbar near the northern tip of New Zealand today. The 15-man, one-woman crew of Endeavour II abandoned ship after battling easterly gales for three days, and were in the water for more than an hour be- fore landing in Parengarenga harbor. The wooden vessel capsized. The vessel was being pounded mercilessly tonight by a storm. The crew of the model of Cap- tain Cook's men and one ship after battling easterly gales for four days and were in the water for more than an hour before landing in Parengarenga har- bor. Three Canadians were mem- ber s of the crew-William Walker of Lindsay. Ont., David Lyons of London, Ont.. and Rob- ert Carey of Gibsons, B.C. The woman crew member was reported to be suffering from exposure but all her com- panions were well. Geoffrey Berry, master of the three- masted vessel, broke an arm during the storm, but retained command. Endeavour II is a replica of Iha ship in which Captain Cook discovered Australia and New Zealand 200 years aso. Built in Vancouver in 196S, Endeavour II was planning to anchor at Auckland for public inspection after attending the Cook centenary celebration last year. The crew includes Canadians, Britons, Americans, Australians and New Zealanders. Rescue officials said the sail- ing vessel, built three years ago by Canadian businessman Ron Craig at a cost of almost SI mil- lion, might break up unless the weather improves. Two cited for contempt MONTREAL (CP) Mr. Jus- tice Marcel Nichols today cited Bernard Lortie and Use Balcer for contempt of court for refus- ing to testify at the kidnap-mur- dcr trial of Paul Rose. But the judge refused a Crown request that Lortie be declared a hostile witness so that he could be cross-examined in the trial of Rose, who is charged with Lortie and two otlter men in the death of Pierre Laporte. Lortie's trial is sched- uled to begin in March. "If this were the trial of Ber- nard Lortie it would be differ- said Mr. Justice Nichols. "But this is the trial of Paul Rose." The judge said he would pro- nounce sentence March 1 for contempt of court for both Lor- tie and Miss Balcer, 21, who is free on bail on a charge of membership in the outlawed Front da Liberation du Quebec. sential as more and more peo- ple with widely-ranging con- cerns and capabilities demand avenues whereby they may achieve their educational goals. "We foresee the need to inte- grate the social service agen- cies with the educational en- vironment, the ever-expanding need for early childhood edu- cational facilities, and conceiv- ably, the use of educational parks." JCHOICE OF TEACHER The commission said it would be desirable for a stu- dent to have some choice of teacher and equally desirable, within reason, for a teacher to have some choice regarding the students he teaches. The numbers of school board central office administrative personnel should be reduced1, it said. "The existence of too many administrators in any system appears to produce a climate conducive to inefficiency and frustration. A large bu- reaucracy seems to generate its own needs and, rather than providing needed assistance to teachers, increases the de- mands on teacher time and constraints on teacher auton- omy." Communication skills needed to be developed to a far great- er degree in teaching than they are at present. The teaching profession had an obligation to work more closely with par- ents to promote in them a high degree of appreciation of Hie value of education. The report recommended that one per cent of the total educational expenditure be spent on research and develop- ment. NEW TEACHING SYSTEM For the next 10 years, teach- ers will be required to deal in- creasingly with human rela- tionships, the report said. Teaching will stress individual- ization, humanization and the development of inquiry skills. The teacher will become less end less an imparter of infor- mation and will make increas- ing use of technology and the assistance of other profes- sionals. To be effective, the educa- tional system must beconie in- volved with the community by actually getting into the com- munity and earning its sup- port, the renort said. "The trend must be con- tinued toward schools which are open to environmental ex- periences and institutifjis which allow students to make an increasing proportion of their own educational deci- sions." Where there are enough stu- dents of a given ethnic group to make it economically fea- sible, the public education sys- tem should satisfy the desiro of the group to have a given language taught. The report said there is "rreat merit in the enrichment of individuals, and the country as a whole, through the attain- ment of fluency !n any second language, bo it Croc, French, Hebrew, Ukrainian or Ger- man."