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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FOMCAIT TUHDAY ZMO TO HVt AMVI I The letftfoidae Herald VOL. LXV No. 31 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS-24 PAGES education system urged in report TORONTO (CP) A massive reorganlHition of higher education in Ontario to make it more available to the average citizen, no matter what his age or pre- vious schooling, is called lor by the commission on post, secondary education. This is one of many major changes proposed in draft of the commissions report to the Ontario gov- ernment, likely to be released next week. Examinations for university degrees should be available on demand to everyone in the province, the 13-memberi group, beaded by Douglas Wright, said in the draft. It is expected to be the subject of public hear- ings before the commission presents its final report to the government in June. The draft report is published today by The Globe and Mail. It was commissioned in 1909 by William Davis, now premier and then minister of both education and uni- versity affairs, to blueprint Ontario's higher education until I960 and provide guidelines until 1990. Grants for all The report in its draft form suggested that any- one living in Ontario should be eligible for higher edu- cation grants at almost any age and called for a new loan-grant scheme based on family Income to open opportunities for such higher education. It was suggested courses could be offered awsy from university campuses with satellite campuses pro- posed for existing institutions at Bradford, Orillia and Cbatttam. Establishment of a University of Ontario was sug- gested. It would give courses by television, radio and mall and co-ordinate post-secondary education through libraries, museums, theatres and other cultural insti- tutions. The report suggested all libraries, including those in schools, colleges and universities, should be open to the general public. It said storefront-type colleges of 200 to persons, giving credit courses, might be established by various interested groups. Upgrade colleges Community colleges would be upgraded by being given degree-granting status and better should be kept separate from the university system. Grade 13 should be abolished, the report said. It called for both national and provincial groups to fore- cast the number of jobs that, will be available in various fields so an attempt may be made to avoid over-production of graduates in any areas. The commission asked legislation to forbid promo- tions based on academic qualifications in any. job. It suggested the costs of university .research be divorced from the costs of teaching and that more women be appointed to important teaching positions. The report suggested a new superstructure to ad. minister this overhaul with an expanded advisory com- mittee for the minister responsible. Beneath that would be three powerful boards able to initiate and end programs tnd faculties in the uni- versities and colleges, thus further eroding their inde- that of the universities. The report concluded that the changes would not reduce the cost of higher education but would redistri- bute some of the money involved. Brave words by cowards TORONTO (CP) Amnesty proposals for draft dodgers being discussed in the United States were de- scribed here as "ludicrous" by U.S. war-resisting or- ganizations in Canada. In a release endorsed by most of the U.S. anti- war groups in Canada, the resisters say they "reject the current amnesty proposals because they serve to mask President Nixon's escalation of the'war they do not include the same provisions for deserters from tha armed forces as they do for draft dodgers." "They all have a punitive string attached called service' and they all imply guilt on our part when we were the ones who have refused to com- mit the the release says. It also slated that draft resisters In Canada were looking for complete restoration of their civil righlj and accepting no proposals which implied guilt. The release charges that the Nixon administration "appears to be making every effort to orchestrate pub- b'c opinion into the belief that the war is ending. The emergence of the so-called 'amnesty issue' in tlw United States only reinforces this miscarriage of the truth." The release was presented at a news conference called by a committee of leading U.S. draft resistors here. Dee Knight, a native of Oakland, Calif., who came to Canada In 1968, estimated there were about to draft resistors in Canndn. He said the release hod been prepared after weeks of consultation with draft dodgers across tho country. 'I wish I was Joey bows out ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Jo- seph Smallwood's resignation as premier of Newfoundland was accepted by Lieutenant-Gover- nor E. John A. Harnum about p.m. NST today. Mr. Smallwood said upon emerging from Government House that he had suggested that the lieutenant-governor ask Frank Moores to form a Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment. "I fervently hope Mr. Moores will agree to form a govern- said Mr. Smallwood. Mr. Smallwood said he planned to leave as early as possible this afternoon with his wife and his wife's sister for a holiday in Florida. An Aero-Commander prop plane was to take Mr. SmaU- wood's party to an airport ia the United States where he would board the first available commercial airliner. STRIKE CAUSES DELAY A private jet which had been laid on to fly Mr. Smallwood south was grounded by the cur- rent controllers' strike. This snag caused a delay of about 90 minutes in Mr. Smallwood's for- mal resignation. Mr. Moores is expected at Government House early this afternoon. The prop plane was provided by Ed Roberts, health minister in Mr. Smallwood's cabinet and one of the declared candidates for the Liberal leadership. Mr. Smallwood, 71, said pre- viously he plans to return to Newfoundland shortly before the Liberal leadership conven- tion Feb. 4-5 chaoses his succes- sor as party chief. He will re- sign as party leader Feb. 7. Russian Jews get exit visas without fuss TEL AVIV (AP) An Israeli jumbo jet landed at Lod Inter- national Airport from Vienna today with 326 Soviet Jews aboard, the largest group of So- viet immigrants ever to arrive here at one time. They told reporters they had no trouble obtaining exit visas from Soviet officials. One new- comer said many of the Jews had only waited one to five months for a visa. The immigrants will be sent to new towns in the Negev De- sert. Deaf dog titled with hearing aid SYDNEY, Australia (Reuter) Ali Baba, a 14-year-old mation dog, who has been deaf for the last 12 months, has been fitted with a bearing aid. Airport noes pih up PrCSSUFC grOWS Air technicians for settlement get in the act MONTREAL (CP) Some radar, navigational aid and communications technicians employed by the federal govern- ment began a country-wide 24- hour strike at 8 am. today to protest a conciliation board re- port on contract negotiations. The technicians, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, are em- ployed by six federal depart- ments. They monitor radar, radio and navigational 'aid in- stallations in airport control towers as well as marine radio stations. Lucien Garand, vice-president of local 2228 of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, said in an interview that only emer- gency services will be main- tained. A sick or injured crew- man aboard a ship would be considered an emergency, he said. Mr. Garand said the walkout, to end at 8 a.m. Wednesday, will be followed by a country- wide meeting of electronic tech- nicians Wednesday night when a vote will be taken whether to accept the latest government contract, or reject it. "If the members vote against the he said, "it be considered an automatic strike vote." The result of the vote will be known Feb. 2. HITS SHIPPING FIRST Since all major, airports across the country already are closed by an air traffic control- lers' strike, the immediate ef- fect of the technicians' walkout will be on shipping lanes. Should the control'ers return to work, the airports could re- open immediately but could re- main open only a'short limo without the technicians' mainte- nance. The technicians' dispute centres over a conciliation board report. They have ex- pressed dissatisfaction with wage and other recommenda- tions in the report. WAGE GAP REMAINS The report recommended a I5-per-cent increase over three years for the technicians, but spokesman Denis Boucher said it will not decrease the salary gap between technicians and controllers. "In the United States and across the world technicians make about 80 per cent what controllers he said. "Over here we make 60 per cent. We're trying to close that gap." He said a technician with eight years experience now makes and the increase will bring that to after three years. Air traffic controllers, now earning also are negoti- ating a new contract and the gap between< the two will in- crease, Mr. Boucher said. The technicians' last contract expired in July. OTTAWA (CP) The dogged effort to negotiate an end to the strike of air traffic controllers may well have its last chance today. The talks between the federal treasury board and the Cana- dian Air Traffic Control Seen and heard About town TVTAJOR D. P. Graham saying be was glad to have a regiment of batteries in his command as he held three flashlight batteries Gaya Korthuis making a list of all the cuts, bruises and bums she had accumulated In the last month part- time towtrucker Martin Dlion seen stuck in a ditch while towing car and being pulled out by a schoolbus. STANDBY DUTY John Galoshon, assistant air traffic controller sits alone in front of panel of instruments at Toronto International Airport tower after Canada's controllers walked off their jobs Monday, grounding all commercial flights. U.S. annexation alternative Canada has one choice OTTAWA (CP) Canada faces the choice of controlling Its own economy or running into an economic dead end that only annexation by the United Stajte will delay, the Senatg.K'irnce policy committee says. The only rational choice is In- dependence, although it says that will mean serious haixl- ships. For the first time, Can- ada will have to make itself an innovative manufacturing na- tion, economizing on its dwin- dling natural resources. Traditional attitudes will un- dergo radical changes, a major industrial conversion will take place with tempordry but signif- icant adverse side-effects and public and private institutions will have to adjust their atti- tudes and rales. "The most crucial question Is whether Canadians and their leaders now have the will to launch this new collective ven- ture successfully." t By 1980, it may be too late to make the choice. The committee, headed by Senator Maurice Lamontagne, a former Liberal cabinet minis- ter, today delivered a blueprint for using science and technology to achieve independence. Its first report. Dec. 17, 19TQ, found a need for an over-all sci- ence policy and strategy. It called for steps "to create the proper technological envitcn- ment for the development of the productive sector." Its third report, still will cover targets and strategies to meet social needs in health care, anti-pollution measures, education and urban living. It will deal with applied research and development programs to improve social conditions. Wav is cleared Protest troop for British entry training at Suffield EDMONTON (CP) A pe- tition protesting training plans on Suffield reserve for British troops will be given to Defence Minister Donald Macdonald. The petition with signa- tures was given to Hu Harries and the Liberal MP for Ed- monton Strathcona said he would give it to the defence .minister "that's who con- trols Suffield." Mr. Harries said there Is no reason a committee on natural resources couldn't be formed to handle a survey of possible ecological damage to tha southeastern Alberta 600- square-m lie reserve where British troops are scheduled to hold training manoeuvres this spring. The petition was given to Mr. Harries by Don Meredith, chairman of the Edmonton chapter of the National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada. The association wants the military reserve turned into a national park. BRUSSELS (Reuter) Brit- ain and the six European Com- mon Market nations completed negotiations today for British entry into the European Eco- nomic Community after 13 month: and 18 days of bargain- ing. Success of the final session, which lasted 10 hours, cleared the way for Britain, the Repub. lie of Ireland, Norway and Den- mark to sign the treaty of ac- cession to the EEC as scheduled in Brussels Saturday. The last meeting was1 the 38th at the level of deputy negotia- tors. Major political problems took up a further 13 cabinet, level sessions. The negotiators had been rac- ing against time during the last week to tie up all the remaining loose ends in the talks in time for the signing. Taxing their stamina to the limit, they went into several late-night mara- thons. "I (eel very happy, very re- lieved and Sir Con O'Neill, Britain's deputy ne- gotiator, told reporters after the final meeting. with the market West Ger- many, Italy, Luxembourg, Bel- gium and the Netherlands. Seized Red boat tries to escape JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) A Soviet fishing ship seized by the U.S. Coast Guard broke away early today with a boarding party of Americans aboard. The coast guard craft was author- ized to fire across its bow, but Canada eases vaccination rules OTTAWA (CP) Effective today, smallpox certificates will no longer be demanded from all travellers entering Canada, it was announced at a press con- ference. This brings Canada's regulations into line with prac- tices in the United States and United Kingdom. Smallpox vaccination certifi- cates will be required, however, from persons entering Canada who have in the previous 14 days been in an infected area or area where the disease is always present or an eradica- tion program Is being con- ducted. They will also bo required from persons suspected or known to have been In contact with i known or suspect case of small- pox. The department says, how- ever, that some conditions may exist in which no vaccination should be considered, such as pregnancy, skin diseases or eruptions, age of less than one year, old age nnd informity, treatment with certain drugs and medications or any condition an attending physician may feel could load to complications. High-risk workers should be protected against smallpox. These workers include doctors, nurses, hospital and ambulance personnel, transportation com- pany employees, customs and Immigration officers and mem- bers of the armed forces. The government continues to recommend to all travellers that they protect themselves against such diseases as small- pox, cholera and typhoid. The department stresses that the new procedures will apply only to travellers arriving in Canada. People going to other countries must conform to their regulations. To return to Canada, Canadi- ans will still have to get vacci- nations if they plan to visit cer- tain countries in Africa nnd Asia as well as Brazil in South America. These Include Sudan, Ethio- pia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Persona wishing to ensure that they are conforming with the rules of the country they plan to visit may check with their federal or provincial health department or travel agencies. One of the main reasons for relaxing vaccination rules for travelling Canadians is the suc- cess of a global program to eradicate smallpox. As a result, a situation now has developed where illness and death stems more from vacci- nation than the disease itself. In Canada there has only been one case since 1947 and it was imported. However, there arc one or two deaths annually fol- lowing complications arising out of loumiDizaUon. got it back into custody with no sliots fired in a four-hour chase through the ice-choked Bering Sea. The Lamut, flagship of an 80- ship Soviet fishing fleet, was being led to Che naval station at Adak in the Aleutians on charges of fishing in U.S. wa- ters when it tried to escape from the Storis, an armed coast guard icebreaker. The Soviet stern trawler Koly- van had been seized at the same time as the Lamut, a fac- tory ship. A coast guard spokes- man in Washington said it would be conjecture to say whether tire Kolyvan had at- tempted to nee while the other Soviet vessel was being chased or whether she had been on an erratic course to avoid ice. The spokesman said the Kolyvan now is hove to in ice about 30 miles south of the Storis and the Lamut. The coast guard said It seized the shins Monday night for al- leged violation of the U.S. 12- mile contiguous fishing zone near St. Matlhcw Island, about 200 miles west of the Alaskan mainland. ciatior. adjourned on a tentative note late Monday. Association President J .R. (Dick) Campbell told reporters the union team had been "given something to think about" The two sides met again today with mediator Noel Hall ot Vancouver and the union was to make a public progress report to its members. A settlement likely would mean a rapid resumption of commercial air traffic which now is almost completely shut off across the country. It also would check criticism of the public service legislation under which the controllers have the right to strike. PRESSURE GROWING But any sign that the negotia- tions had faltered seriously would bring mounting pressure on the government to recall Parliament and put through back-to-work legislation. Gov- ernment sources have made clear the pressure already is strong and growing. From St. John's, Nfld., Oppo- sition Leader Robert Stanfield has recommended that Parlia- ment be recalled within a cou- ple of days if a negotiated set- tlement has not been achieved by then. In Toronto, Barnett Danson, parliamentary secretaryto Prime Minister Trudeau, has called for compulsory arbitra- tion. The effects of the strike, in its second day, have been felt nationally and internationally. The plans of an estimated would-be travellers al- ready have been disrupted, more than airline employ- ees have been laid off temporar- ily and serious hazards have been posed lor remaining mili- tary and civilian flights. FLIGHTS RE-ROUTED Airspace over Canada and the western North Atlantic is out bounds for all international car- riers, meanwhile, and overseas flights have been re-routed. To get around the strike, some airlines are using buses to shuttle passengers between Ca- nadian cities and U.S. airports, principally those at Seattle, Buf- falo, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., and Great Falls, Montana. LAID OFF Meanwhile, Pacific Western Airlines announced Monday it has laid off of its permanent employees because of the strike. A spokesman for the airline said the layoffs would affect all classes of workers, includ- ing pilots1, stewardesses, freight handlers, office work- ers and catering staff. The layoffs -will affect PWA staff throughout Western Can- ada, but mainly in Vancouver. A spokesman for PWA in Edmonton said it was pos- sible that a number of remote communities tn t h e Arctic might face a food shortages be- cause PWA, the major line fly- ing to the North, was ground- ed. Mobs defy police Fmm AP-REUTER GWELO, Rhodesia (CP) Roving mobs of Africans today set fire to a movie house and welfare centre in this industrial city and defied police demands to disperse in a third day of demonstrations by blacks against the Britlsh-Rhodesian agreement. Police fired tear gas shells and used dogs to try to break up a crowd of more than demonstrators in' a black sec- lion of the city. But Hie crowd refused to move, while other protesters took to the streets and stoned vehicles, uprooted signposts and committed other acts of vandalism. Itoops wilh fixed bayonets es- corted a passenger-freight train into the Gwelo slalion afler blacks piled boulders on tho tracks. No deaths have been reported In tlio rioting which began Sun- day night but the situation was tense. Dozens of buildings were set afire, including a restaurant and liquor store. ;