Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 - THE ItTHBRIDGE NERAID - Thursday, February 25, 1971 Resignation turned down WINNIPEG (CP) - Premier Ed Schreyer said here the resignation of Highway Minister Joe Borowski was offered to the cabinet and was not accepted. The premier told a news conference he is satisfied with a JOE BOROWSKI itatement o f "clarification" given by the minister about reported remarks on the working and drinking habits of Indians, and about a disabled war veteran workVg at the legislature as a security guard. He said he is satisfied remarks by the minister were taken out of context on reports of Mr. Borowskl's.address to a Wellington NDP constituency association meeting last Wednesday night. "I feel any further recrimination against Mr. Borowski becomes unnecessary. ... I was not asking for his resignation nor was I inclined to accept it.:' Mr. Borowski had left the morning-long cabinet meeting a few minutes earlier and indicated to reporters he had offered his resignation but would not apologize about the reported remarks. "If I apologized I would be pleading guilty to being a rao ist," said the 37-year-old minister. '''I can't think of calling a man anything worse-I can't live with that." CRITICIZES PAPER Mr. Borowski, noted for his outspoken utterances, was generally subdued in his brief chat with reporters but heatedly accused the Winnipeg Free Press of "a beautiful political assassination" for its story on his address to a Wellington constituency NDP association meeting last Wednesday night. The newspaper reported him as discussing the case of a security guard at the legislature given a five-day suspension over a missing master key. He was quoted as saying he had received criticism for not firing the guard because the "man is 70 per cent disabled. What kind of security can you get from a man who's a cripple because of the war?" Mr. Borowski said earlier his remarks were taken ouf of context and he felt no need to apol- THE DIRTY THIRTIES - Travelling through North America during the Great Depression wa� often done by riding the rails. Hordes of men covered the continent this way, staying at hobo camps, the YMCA, or missions. They were bums, migrant workers, temporary tramps - and though money was scarce, there were good times as well as bad. Novelist Hugh Garner was one of the rail-riding travellers during the thirties and in Saturday's Weekend Magazine, he recalls the adventures of that era. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE ogize because he had not been derogatory to anyone. Labor Minister A. R. Paulley said he was "disgusted" with the reported remarks and Jean Allard, NDP member of the leg- PREMIER SCHREYER islature for Hupertsland, described them as a "racist slur." Premier Schreyer told reporters these comments were predicated on a wrong assumption about what Mr. Borowski had said and could be considered automatically retracted in view of Mr. Borowski's clarification. As to the newspaper report, the premier said he appreciated the difficulties in transcribing the spoken word and was not saying the inaccuracy was deliberate. todays FUNNY CoIImr MtWafff Mmutt, Mkk, � 1*70 If MN tea Doctors' earnings to be probed Businessman wins Tory nomination EDMONTON (CP) - City businessman Horst Schmid won the Progressive Conservative nomination for the new riding of Edmonton - Avon-more. The nomination was uncontested. Progressive Conservati v e s now have nominated candidates in 59 of 75 ridings. A provincial election is forecast for this year. United States boat seized SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -The Ecuadorean navy seized the American tuna boat Nautilus early today 80 miles off the Ecuadorean coast, the American Tuna Boat Association reported. It was the 20th such sd-ure this year. The seizure is the latest in a continuing disagreement over fishing rights. Ecuador claims its territorial waters extend 200 miles off its coast while the United States and most other nations recognize a 12-mile limit. Ecuador has released the Americans vessels after payment of fines and licence fees. Heads Beavers GRANUM (HNS) - Mrs. C. Wesley was elected president of the Willow Creek Beavers at the recent meeting at the home of Mrs. C. Hykoop. Other officers: Mrs. S. Byer, vice-president; Mrs. H Hoge, secretary; Mrs F. Blair, treasurer; hostess convener, Mrs. D. Hewitt, and gift committee, Mrs. C. Hykoop. The next meeting will be held at Mrs S. Byer's March 12. TORONTO (CP) - The Cana-: dian Medical Association is to investigate doctors' earnings in an attempt to discover why there is such a wide discrepancy among incomes. The study will also look at "exorbitant incomes being generated by unusual patterns of practice of a few physicians." The investigation, to be con-ducted by the association's council of medical economics, is outlined in latest edition of the CMA Journal. It says the CMA board of directors is concerned "with the apparent inability of the profession, in some provinces, to adequately control or discipline a few members of the profession who are taking financial advantage of medical care insurance programs." The board considers "overser vicing or outright fraud" to be rare but it wants "payment and income in excess of the norm for services rendered" to be corrected. SPECIAL MEETING COALDALE (HNS) - A special meeting of town council has been called for Monday evening, March 1, to meet with the auditor. A decision on a trailer site is expected. It said that while a hardworking doctor would obviously earn more than a less efficient, leisurely colleague, there was no good explanation for the "tremendous variations in incomes between the same type and equally hard-working practitioners in large dtles, versus medium-sized towns, or from I one province to the next." Algeria is interested in French oil firms ALGIERS (AP) - Algeria has decided to take a majority interest in French oil firms operating in the country, President Houari Boumedienne announced Wednesday. The decision is unilateral. The government said it was taking 51-per-cent interest in the firms. Boumedienne also announced the nationalization of Algerian natural-gas production and of all means of transport products, basically an extensive French-financed pipeline network. 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