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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdntsdiy, February 28, 1975 Thatcher visit to Scotland boosts sagging party morale Herald London Bureau EDINBURGH The ecstatic welcome received by Margaret Thatcher in Scotland last week is a major boost to the sagging morale of the Scottish Conservative party. Her short visits to Edinburgh and Glasgow showed that her novelty as a new and woman leader had captured the public im- agination. The crowds were friendly and enthusiastic. She spoke well and pithily about the need to fight creeping socialism and got a fairly good welcome from the Scottish press. But she did not really address herself to the serious problem of Scottish conservatism, which is how to deal with rampant nationalism. In fact, at a Glasgow news conference, she was accused of being vague on what she thinks about the devolution of govern- ing powers to a Scottish assembly. An identical impression was left at the London news conference just after she had won the Conservative leadership when she was asked what her policy would be on devolution. She replied that the policy had been made clear during the Com- mons two day devolution debate held at the beginning of February. As in other areas, such as foreign affairs, it is proving dif- ficult to establish what Mrs. Thatcher's personal policy feelings are. There is a general impression that she is a firm unionist, meaning that she would be opposed to anything thai would lessen the unity of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom. The mood of senior Scottish Conservatives is only slightly brighter than the black despair into which they were plunged last October by the astonishing general election results. In February, 1974, the Conservatives took 21 of the 71 Scot- tish seats, with 32.9 per cent of the vote, a drop from June, 1970, when they held 23 seats with 38 per cent of the vote. In October, 1974, they won only 16 seats with 24.7 per cent of the vote, their lowest percentage since 1922. The main cause was the rise of Scottish nationalism. In June, 1970, the Scottish National party won one seat with 11.4 per cent of the vote. In February, 1974, it won seven seats with 21.9 per cent and in October it won 11 seats with 30.4 per cent. It now stands second in 42 constituencies and is increasingly being perceived as the only serious alternative voters have to the Labor party, which holds 41 seats. When Mrs. Thatcher announced her new shadow cabinet last week, there was much surprise in Scotland that she did not replace Alick Buchanan Smith, who has been shadow Scottish secretary since February, 1974. The appointment was hurriedly made at that lime by Edward Heath because Gordon Campbell, the Scottish secretary from 1970 to 1974, had been defeated by Winifred Ew- ing of the.Scottish National party in Moray and Nairn. Mr. Buchanan Smith suffers from the twin drawbacks of having an English accent and being identified with the Scottish Conservative manifesto for the October, 1974, election whose main points were building a new soccer stadium in Glasgow and removing the toll charges from the Forth Road bridge. These suggested solutions to Scottish problems were regarded as irrelevant and insulting by many Scottish voters. It had been thought that Mrs. Thatcher would pick as her Scottish spokesman the bustling and blunt member for Glasgow Cathcart, Teddy Taylor. Mr. Taylor's broad Glasgow accent is often heard ar- ticulating the opinions of the Tory grassroots and he is an ex- tremely popular figure in Scotland, regardless of party af- filiations. So close is he to grassroots thinking that senior members of the Scottish National party say he almost became a member just after the February, 1974, election. The reason he almost did is the key to why Mrs. Thatcher has not selected him at this time. Mr. Taylor is strongly opposed to British membership of the Common Market and because of this he was frozen out by, Mr. Heath when the Conservatives were in power. After the February election, someone told Mr. Heath how close he was to losing his most popular Scottish member and Mr. Taylor was asked to help his leader plan Scottish policy for the next elec- tion. This kept him in the fold but Mrs. Thatcher could hardly promote him shortly before the June national referendum that will decide whether Britain stays in or leaves the Common Market. Part of the Nationalist advance last October was due to its hard stance against Common Market membership. It is generally believed that most Scottish voters will vote No to the Market in the referendum. NATIONAL DEPT. STORES AFTER INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! KSffi ciiAKGKX WITH SAVINGS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS TO SAVE YOU MONEY! 302-5th Street South CHARGKX Thursday Friday 9 to 9. FAMOUS AMERICAN MAKER! STA PREST WOVEN TWILL FLARE JEANS Reg. Made of 50% Fortrel and 50% cotton for toughness. Sizes 30 to 38 in navy or tan. SPECIAL CLEARANCE 3 days only 9 97 SAVE SUPER SPECIAL! CHILDREN'S PARKAS 100% nylon outer shell with imitation fur trim hood. Size 6. Navy only 5 SAVE MEN'S EIDERDOWN SHIRTS Made of 100% cotton. Sizes 15 to Red or Blue Check. 3 FINAL CLEARANCE! GIRLS' DOWNFILLED S.E. WOODS SKI JACKETS 100% nylon outer shell and poly- 0 ester fibre fill sleeves. Heavy duty zipper and concealed hood. Limited sizes. S.M.L. Reg. S35. NOW ONLY.......... 18 SPECIAL CLEARANCE! SKI JACKETS e'S." marked at low prices for quick Reg. 19.50 Reg. 11.95 Reg. 13.50 SALE PRICE 12.88 SALE PRICE 8.88 SALE PRICE 6.95 SPRING SHOWING LADIES' COATS The latest in Spring Fashion to compliment your new outfit. Tailored in short or long lengths and fresh spring colors at budget prices. Priced from 29 50 SHOP NOW AND SAVE! MEN'S TERRY BATH ROBES H.J.S11.50-SIVI 15.50 Made of 100% water absorbing cotton. Assorted colors. Sizes S.M.L. i 15.50 6 I MEN'S NAME BRAND WORK BOOTS Vour choice of soft or safety toe in 6" or 8" styles. Big selection. SAVE HIGH LOFTED FIBRE SEALED BLANKETS Satin bound edges. Size 72 x 90. Assorted colors. Reg. Save Now 8 MEN'S SKI JACKETS With 100% nylon outer orlon pile lining. Concealed hood. Sizes S.M.L.XL Reg. Now only lining. SPECIAL CLEARANCE! MEN'S SUITS All at one fantastic low price. Reg. to These were chosen from our regular stock to make way for new styles. Broken size range. 29 50 BIG SAVINGS! LADIES' BLOUSES TOPS Big assortment of styles. Reduced for quick sale. ONLY 3 RED SOLE RUBBER BOOTS With steel shank and cleated soles. MEN'S Size 6-12 BOYS' Size 1-5 YOUTHS' Size 11-13 '4.79 M.39 Western dress considered sign of slavery in India By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) Nearly three decades after India threw off the yoke of colonial rule, the extent of British influence in the country remains a topic of lively controversy. Take dress, for example. Western-style clothes are in- creasingly popular and hun- dreds of tailoring shops in In- dia's major cities boast that their master-cutters are "London-trained." But' many Indians regard western dress as a sign of slavery which should be elimi- nated. A clash between the oppos- ing points of view has oc- curred in Bangalore, capital of the southern state of Kar- nataka, where the director of technical education has ordered male teachers in technical schools and col- leges to wear either Indian- style buttoned-up coats or lounge suits with a tie. A. Ramachander, a teacher at the state polytechnical school for women, was transferred to another school after he insisted on attending classes wearing a flowing native dhoti and kurta "It is a shame that our gov- ernment officials have no na- tional Ramachander said. "Why seek to impose British customs on us 28 years after we threw the British Socialists and Communists said they would raise the issue of Ramachander's transfer at the next session of the state legislature. Meanwhile, the government softened the dress edict by is- suing a "clarification" saying the director's circular was only a "recommendation." Clocked Doug Parkin works in- side historic clock on Salt Lake City's Main Street. It's not known when the clock was erected, but 1868 photographs show the street without a clock, while 1880 photos show it in place. The clock, its pedestal made of bronze and iron, was first run by a waterwheel, then by springs and batteries, then was connected to a 'master electric system inside a nearby bank. Parkin isn't dismantling the old timepiece for good it is going into storage until .the city completes its Main Street remodelling project. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CO-ORDINATOR OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS required by FORT McMURRAY SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 2833 This rapidly expanding School District with a budget of over two million dollars requires a Business Administrator to take primary res- ponsibility for housing and general office management. Please apply stating education, experience .and salary expected to: Mrs. A. Tolen Secretary-Treasurer Fort McMurray School District No. 2833 8314 Fraser Avenue Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1X1 Agricultural Irrigation Trainees Required For the following position: SALES AND SERVICE Contact Miss A. Kostiuk 327-1571 for interview appointment. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. Lethbridge Calgary Brooks Irrigation Division ACCOUNTANT Large industrial distributor requires an ex- perienced accountant at the head office in Leth- bridge. The successful applicant will have one or two years of formal accounting training or equivalent experience. A familiarity with or an interest in data processing would be helpful. Write stating qualifications and experience to J. V. Scotter. C.A., Oliver Industrial Supply Ltd., 236 36 St. N., Lethbridge, Alberta. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST POSITION: required by FORT MCMURRAY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2833 The successful candidate will serve as school with duties primarily at the elementary school level. This Is a multi-faceted position which will involve counselling, testing, diagnosis, and individual program development for i-tudents with learning disabilities. The psychologist will also consult with parents and let ihers and will assist teachers with the implementation of special programs for students with learning disabilities. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling or School Psychology. SALARY! Up to per annum depending on qualifications and experience COMMENCEMENT: September, 1975. Apply in writing including references and other pertinent information to: Mr. Jerry L. Sacher Superintendent of Schools Fort McMurray School District No. 2833 1314 Frater Avenue Fort McMurray, Alberta .________________________________________ T9H 1X1 ;