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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THt LETHBRIDCE HEIIAIO Monday, January 17, 1971 The prairie story SCOTLAND YARD RIFT Peter Brodic, head of Scot- land Yard's criminal investi- gation department and all as- sistant commissioner of Lon- don's police has asked the government tor early retire- ment. His announced depar- ture has widened a rift that has been growing in_ recent months between the Yard's hawks and doves over the best methods of law enforce- ment. Dief s memoirs recall boyhood OTTAWA (CP) If John Diefenbaker's political oppo- nents cringed when they heard he had begun writing his mem- oirs during a winter vacation In Grcnada.they can relax for a little while longer. So lar, the former Conservative prime min- ister hasn't struck a blow in anger. Naked Indian leads cretv to safety CIUDAD BOUVER (Renter) A naked Indian spent seven days leading a three-man heli- copter crew through the Ama- zone jungle of Venezuela to safety after their craft crash- landed. Ragged, exhausted and hun- gry and their skins covered by leeches and jungle worms, the three men staggered with their guide into a road workers' camp near the Brazilian border. The private helicopter was re- ported missing Jan. 5. Jobless benefits wait explained OTTAWA (CP) Criticized for repeated delays in the pay- ment of benefits to unemployed workers, the Unemployment In- surance Commission has an- swered that the claimants them- selves should bear some ol the blame. The criticism has been fierc- est from Conservative MPs from the Maritimes, who have charged that some workers are having to wait for up to two months before getting benefit cheques. In response, commission chairman Jacques DesRoches stated last week that 88 per cent of all claimants receive benefits by their fourth week of unem- ployment. The delays facing the remain- Ing 12 per cent, he said, gener- ally result from a lack of infor- mation. Often the claimants themselves fail to provide all the necessary facts when they apply for benefits. "We make our decision to pay or not to pay as fast as we Mr. DesRoches said. "We have to validate that the person has been insured and that we have been given all the facts." REPLIES TAKE TIME An error or oversight by a person filling in an application Mr insurance benefits can cause a delay of a week or more as the commission must reply by mail and await a correction. Claimants, the commission readily admits, are by no means always at fault'. In some cases the delays can be traced to errors by staff workers. The confusion was worst after (he new unemployment plan came into effect late in June last year. In November, how- ever, of 714 complaints to the Ottawa local office, only 45 could tie blamed on employees' errors. Many complaints about de- lays, Mr. DesRoches said, come from people who do not know the requirements of the law. is an automatic wait- ing period of two weeks before unemployment insurance can be the law that the MPs made and there is nothing we can do about he said. Those who quit their jobs vol- untarily must also sit through a three-week penalty period after they enter a claim. SERVE TWO PENALTIES Mr. DesRodies said some who know of the penalty period wait the three weeks on their own before applying. They pro- test when told the penalty pe- riod must be served all over again after the commission has been notified. Other delays occur when em- ployers fail to give a discharged worker a separation certificate which must be sent in with the claim. Employers are bound by the law to provide the separation certificates within five days or face a fine or imprisonment or both but occasionally there is a delay. Beginning this month, the commission is making two changes that should speed pro- cedures. For workers who have been paying premiums for more than 20 weeks, a separation card will be the only record necessary to establish his eligibility. As well, report forms for the first two weeks and the third week of unemployment will be sent to- gether lo the claimant eliminat- ing the need for a second ex- change by mail. Albertan gets tax gift on his 100th birthday MUNSON (CP) George Alexander Munro has just had a week-long party and for a reason not afforded many peo- pie. He celebrated his 100th birth- day, officially Thursday, but during the week friends and most of the village dropped into Bee him. Along with greetings from the Queen and Prime Minister Tru- deau, he received a special present from the Municipal Dis- trict of Starland exemption from property taxes for the year. He was bom in Scotland, emi- grated with his parents in 1888, came to Calgary in 1905 and three years later moved to Ihe farm he now occupies 90 miles northeast of the city. He has made few con- Woinan named man of year WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Slate Secretary Uioria Schaffcr of Connecticut, an at- tractive and stylish blonde, has been named Man of the Year by the Brotherhood of the Emanuel Synagogue here. Breaking the barriers of gender, the brother- hood voted Its annunl award to a woman for Ux> first time. cessions to his age but he re- cently let his son convince him to install natural gas heating. Colonel faces death penalty PHNOM PENH (AP) A colonel in the Cambodian high command's military intelligence department faces a possible death penalty along with 16 other Cambodians charged with attempting to sell a truckload of 1 antibiotics and other medicine to UK enemy. Brig.-Gcn. Nou Tho, com- mander of Cambodian troops defending the capital, said today Col. Chca Sikoun, two jun- ior officers and a police officer are among the group to appear shortly before a special military tribunal. This followed the sei- zure Jan. 7 of a trucklood of drugs believed destined for enemy field hospitals. The truck was laden with more than vials of peni- cillin, anti-malaria pills and blood scrum. Chances are, before he is through, an odd wallop will be felt, but at the moment Mr. Dicfenbaker is working through his boyhood with a fascinating flashback of pioneering on the Prairies. He has reached 1910 when, as a 15-year-old youth, his family moved from rural Saskatchewan into Saskatoon. Mr. Diefenbaker, tanned and enthusiastic foib'iring his Carib- bean holiday, showed a reporter the first hand-written volume of his must rank as one of the earliest of book pre- it indicates that his mastery of story-telling can be comfortably transferred t o print. His memory for historical de- tail Is immense. Working without a note, Mr. Defenbaker has been devoting about three hours a day to the task of recalling his childhood, penning his memories into a foolscap-size book. It won't be this casual when he reaches the contemporary political going to be researched in every de- in the meantime he finds the longhand process to be better than expected. "My dictaphone machine broke, and, you know, it turned out to be the best thing that happened. Writing by hand is very slow, but because of this you get an opportunity t'o relive the period and details all come back." If the completed books arc gobbled up by political students, they are going to be equally sought-after by students of early Canadian history. Mr. Diefenba ker is writing, with clarity and wit, about a boyhood life that was surrounded by a warm homestead, old buckboards, early Canadian heroes and childhood pranks. He writes about long, bone- shaking trips on the old Red River should have been used for religious pur- poses, because they could kick bell out of everyone." He light-heartedly remembers how he gave up public singing after his voice cracked during a duet in a 1908 Christmas cou- cert. KNOWN TO HUM However, he adds, "on fishing trips I have been known to hum in monotone." The story reveals all the de- tails of how the Diefenbaker family moved from Ontario to begin homesteading on the bleak Prairies, arriving on the old Edmonton trail with all pos- sessions, including the family organ, stashed on a wagon. He remembers the names of songs composed by his father, and the amount of royalties brought in from them. He also remembers the names of the history books read lo him by his father, along with the verses of the Bible he was asked to mem- orize. There is a marvellously-de- scriptive story of skullduggery during a 1905 Saskatchewan byclection when, Mr. Diefenha- ker says, there was a "multi- tude" of voters beyond the num- ber of people living in the rid- There was a group of voters under the surname of "Rabbit" -including a the same first names turned up for a "Halt" family. Then there were others under the name of "Rabbitsldn." The event was subsequently referred to as the rabbitskln election. Mr. Diefenbaker also writes about an air rifle, belonging to his brother, accidentally dis- charging during a religious service and hitting the head of a Mennonite bishop. And there is at least one occa- sion when, to protect the de- scendants of an early politician from embarrassment, Mr. Dief- enbaker refers to him only as "Mr. X." But there are unlikely to be any such Mr. Xs when the author reaches contemporary political events. "It will be he said, "in every detail. MEDICAL SCHOOLS At the start of the 1S71-72 col- lege year, there were 108 medi- cal schools in UK United SUtes. million native project EDMONTON (CP) A million agreement to provide 253 homes lor native people in the city has been signed by Canative Housing Corp. and Central Mortgage and Housing Corp. Canative Housing is a self- help organization formed by na- tive people in Edmonton. Canative is to build 50 new houses in 1972 and 50 more the next year. Another GO will be bought each year. The new agreement also calls for Canatlve to buy and reno- vate 23 older houses. 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