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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, January 19, 1971 Quebec plans increase in teaching of French QUEBEC (CP) - Regulations to improve and widen the teaching of French as a second language in Quebec's English-language schools were outlined Monday by Education Minister Guy Saint-Pierre. A long-term aim of the plan, he announced, would be to have up to 40 per cent of subjects taught in French by French-Canadian teachers or bilingual English-speaking teachers. Mr. Saint-Pierre said the plan should be in full operation by 1977. In addition to actual French language lessons, subjects such as history or geography would be taught in French to improve the learning of French. First phases of the new regulations, an extension of language legislation enacted by the former Union Nationale government in 1969, will go into effect mmm Us OIL SPILLS FROM DAMAGED TANKER - This was the view on Son Francisco Bay Monday after two tankers, the Arizona Standard, and the Oregon Standard, left centre background, collided during heavy fog under the Golden Gate bridge, background. Other vessels are barges rushed to the scene. The Coast Guard estimated that half a million to 1.5 million gallons of oil spilled into the boy. No end in sight in transit strike VANCOUVER (CP) - As � strike by bus drivers in Vancouver and Victoria entered its third week Monday with no end in sight, there were signs the dispute might turn into a political football. Premier W. A. C. Bennett Feed-grain possibilities outlook good BRANDON (CP) - Dr. Donald A. Dever, secretary - general of the Canada grains council, said here an anticipated doubling in world meat production by 1980 provides major feed-grain possibilities for Canadian producers. Dr. Dever told the annual Agriculture Outlook Conference this would require world production of 875 million tons of coarse grains compared with 432 million in 1968-69. Canadian barley exports In the current crop year are expected to reach 175 million bushels, exceeding the 122-million-bushel record set in 1952-53. Dr. Dever suggested a seeding of 14 million acres in 1971 would be realistic, resulting in total supplies of 706 million bushels by the 1971 harvest. Continued success will depend on intelligent market programming, competitive pricing, proper management and control of transportation and maximum use of cleaning and handling facilities. If Canada succeeds in obtaining at least six per cent of the expanding world market, Dr. Dever said, this country could be looking at 30 million acres of various feed grains by 1980- and more if Canada's share of world markets increases. Film producer dies at 70 HOLLYWOOD (AP)-Robert Wyler, 70, a film producer, director and writer, died at his home here. Among the screenplays Wyler was co - author of were Friendly Persuasion and Detective Story. He also was associate produccr, with his brother William, of Ben Hur and Best Years of Our Lives. Your NEW Authorized Dealer JEEP0' TRUCKS AND STATION WAGONS UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327.1418 said In Victoria he expected "a long, long strike" unless the public demanded government intervention. And Vancouver Mayor Tom Campbell said he had only received four telephone calls from citizens, which seemed to indicate little concern and Inconvenience as a result of the strike. But within minutes of his statement, the city hall switchboard lighted up with the first of 400 calls from irate citizens protesting the lack of bus service. Mr. Campbell immediately turned the problem over to the provincial government, saying tho whole thing was out of his hands and that Labor Minister Leslie Peterson should do something about it. He said the hardest hit seem to be senior citizens, followed by persons who could not afford cars and some downtown businesses. Mr. Campbell refused to say whether he would ask the provincial government soon to step in and halt the strike which started Jan. 4. The B.C. mediation commission has recommended a two-year contract with a 7.5-percent wage increase this year and another seven per cent next year. Hydro offered 13 per cent over two years and the union wants 20 per cent. The union executive has recommended rejection of the settlement proposal, on which the membership votes today (Tuesday). Pre-strike pay scale was $3.75 an hour for drivers and $4.35 for mechanics. in September. Teaching of French will become compulsory at the Grade 1 level in all English-language schools. At present, French instruction begins at Grade 3 in Protestant elementary schools and Grade 4 in Catholic schools recognized as English-language institutions. FEAR FOR JOBS Early reaction to the new regulations brought some expressions of concern from English-speaking teachers in the province. Basically, they are afraid of losing their jobs. Wendell S'parks, president of the Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers, and Donald Peacock, president of the 3,000-member Montreal Teachers Association, said today they are worried by the effects on English-speaking teachers o f compulsory teaching in French of such subjects as history, science, geography. The provincial education department said there are 4,200 elementary and secondary schools in Quebec, 600 of them considered English-language. Of 1,800,000 elementary and high school students, about 240,000 are English-language. The controversial 1969 Union Nationale legislation set out as a broad goal a requirement that all English students master a working knowledge of French before being able to qualify for a high school graduation certificate. "Now we are taking the necessary steps to meet this objective," Mr. Saint-Pierre said. The regulations are part of Bill 63, passed by the government of former premier Jean-Jacques Bertrand, which gave parents the right to choose the language of education for their children. English - speaking Quebecers have voiced no disapproval of the regulations, Mr. Saint-Pierre said. In fact, headway has already been made in their schools towards improved French instruction. Laid off IC people to get jobs OTTAWA (CP) - Robert Stanbury, minister responsible for Information Canada, told the Commons Monday that 17 persons being laid off within the organization will be given other jobs in the public service. The layoffs in Information Canada's exhibitions branch were announced last week. J. Patrick Nowlan (PC-Annapolis Valley) asked a statement clarifying "the confusion and doubts" within Information Canada on the layoffs and the program of identity symbols for government departments. Mr. Stanbury said the symbols program is "proceeding satisfactorily." Earlier, a motion by Stanley Knowles (NDP-Winnipeg North Centre) to refer the Information Canada question to a House committee was refused the required unanimous consent. Mr. Knowles referred specifically to the dismissals in the exhibitions branch and the demotion of several other personnel. He argued the matter should be put before the miscellaneous estimates committee and reported on by Feb. 1. U of C installs new chancellor CALGARY (CP) - The University of Calgary must be open to more public involvement to bridge an information N.Y. police defy 'NO PARITY, NO WORK' - Group of pot ice, some wearing civilian clothes, march In a protest demonstration outside Supreme Court in New York City, Monday. Despite a plea by Patrolmen's Benevolant Associatio n President Edward Kiernan to return to work, and a directive to that effect by Justice Irving Saypol, the rebellious police continued their job action protesting "No parity, no work!" --�----'-:-f Brief criticizes government measures on hospital costs CLAGARY (CP) - The Alberta Hospital Association says provincial government measures to hold hospital costs down are regressive. Fraud trial resumes CALGARY (CP) - Two city men told an Alberta Supreme Court trial Monday that they did not make any false representations to anyone in a promotion in 1966 of a Molybdenum mining venture near Kamloops, B.C. Anthony Roy Leier and Stephen Franklin Predy, both charged with defrauding persons of about 172,500, were testifying in their own defence. Predy said he had been licensed as a salesman for mutual funds and savings plans in Alberta for about 25 years and also owned the motel where West Moly had its offices. Both men said they met about a year before they began to work on the venture. After they were told the initial reports on the claims site were favorable they sought the advice of an Edmonton solicitor in financing the venture and setting up a company. The Edmonton lawyer, Edward Bishop, told court that he advised the men they could not sell Escrow stock in the venture until an Escrow agreement was signed and went into effect. He sadd he provided the accused with a declaration of trust, leaving blank spaces for the names of beneficiaries, the date, place, and witnesses. He also told court that several declarations of trust entered in evidence by the crown had not been signed in his office. Predy said the lawyer told him he could not sell shares but that he could sell a percentage of his own interest in the venture. Separation of provincial, federal Liberals suggested CALGARY (CP) - The Liberal party will not improve in Alberta "unless federal and provincial functions are separated," Pat Mahoney, Liberal MP for Calgary South, said Monday. "As long as they remain integrated, the party will con- Coitimittee plans discussion lour on farm bill OTTAWA (CP) - Tile Com-m o n s agriculture committee takes to the road Wednesday for a cross-country discussion of the government's national farm products marketing bill. Sittings begin on the controversial bill hi Halifax Thursday and eventually wind up in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 5. Other dates are Quebec City J.'iO. 22-23, Toronto Jan. 25-2C. Winnipeg Feb. 2, Regina Feb. 3 and Edmonton Feb. 4. tinue to be dominated by federally-orientated leadership." Mr. Mahoney, addressing the annual meeting of the Calgary South Federal Liberal Association, challenged party members to "accept a provincial role in fact and not just pay it lip service." He said the Alberta party's annual convention, scheduled to be held Jan. 29-31 in Calgary, will provide an opportunity for committed Liberals to set the party back on a viable provincial course. "It seems to me that the Lib-eralr Party must have a role to play in the provincial arena and yet it is a role that seems to have eluded us in Alberta, or have we, by some extraordinary process, succeeded in avoiding it?" The provincial convention, ho said offers a chance to find a new party, "A Liberal party in Alberta responsive to the needs and realities of the 70s. That party does not exist today." The Alberta party, without a mmnbw in the 65-6eat provin- cial legislature, has been without a leader since Jack Lowery of Calgary resigned several months ago. Liberal executive have not announced whether the annual convention will involve a leadership campaign. Cup of milk fund grows Ahonymous . . 1 Westminster Basketball Boys. Westminster School, Uelh. 1st Picture Butte Girl Guldei, Picture Butte F. T. Brown, Ft. Macleod .. Rosa Mueller . ... Mrs, Reedcr, Lethbridge John and Marie Brown. Leth. , Bessie Nelson, Uelh. ......... R. Chartler Family, Plctur* Butte ... .............. Mrs. Norma M. Zobell, Raymond........... Mr. and Mrs. A. Arias, Le1h. .. Quota Club of Lethbridge, (In memory of Mrs. Mabelle Brynn!) Valeric. Steven, Maureen and Paula Wilson, fernle, B.C. Leth. Herald Co. Ltd...... Tolal ...................� Total T� D*lt .32 J.75 3.^0 5.00 �.00 5.00 , 5.G0 6.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 100.00 1M.J7 The Association, in a brief presented to the cabinet Friday and released Monday, Mid the government intends to shift the tax collecting role for hospital services from the provincial to the municipal level and at the same time restrict the amounts hospitals may requisition from local tax funds to not more than 10 per cent above provincial grants. Provincial plans also require that larger municipal contributions must be approved by plebiscite and this, the association said, diminishes the authority of hospital district boards. SADDLE TAXPAYERS "The government is actually repudiating in part its obligation to meet the cost of specified health services and is proposing to saddle municipal taxpayers' with this added burden," the hospital association said. An Association spokesman said government statements that hospital costs were out of hand "indicate inefficiency and a lack of concern on the part of hospital boards." The Association is aware of rising costs and that the province does not have unlimited funds. "But we are saying a system (of health care) has been developed that's recognized as one of the best in Canada and having established this standard ... it costs money to maintain," the spokesman said. The Association said it wanted the public to know that in spite of rising costs, "Alberta is not that sloppy or ineffi dent." A table published in the brief showed that in I960, 1964 and 1968, Alberta ranked second lowest in total operating expenditures per patient day com pared with the rest of the country. During the last six years hospital costs more than doubled to $186 million during the cur rent fiscal year from $48.5 mil lion in 1965-66. Health Minister James Hen' derson, last March, advised hospital boards that an in crease of 12 per cent in basic payments effective Jan. 1,1970, was the only increase they could expect until April 1,1971 union From REUTER-AP NEW YORK (CP) - Striking policemen defied their union and stayed off the job again tottery as city authorities pondered whether to call in New York National Guard troops to protect New Yorkers. Surprisingly, the normally-high city crime rate has not increased. The New York Times says that from various semi-official and official statistics it can be assumed that the same number of crimes are being committed but fewer people are being arrested for committing them. Police strikes in Boston in 1919 and Montreal in 1969 resulted in large increases in crime and other social disorders. As many as 65 per cent of the uniformed patrolmen - some 20,000 men-refused to take their beats despite another appeal by the head of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association to return to work and let the courts settle the dispute. The patrolmen were joined by a growing number of housing authority police and up to 25 per cent of the transit police. South Africa arms sales necessary - Dief enbaker MEDICINE HAT (CP)-John Diefenbaker, the former prime minister, said Monday Britain's arms sales to South Africa are necessary for the defence of British trade routes around the Cape of Good Hope. B.C. won't participate study U1,*M,M in EDMONTON (CP) - Jack Davis, federal environ m e nt control minister, said Monday that British Columbia will not take part in a study by the federal and several provincial governments to help the Peace-Athabaska river delta problem in northern Alberta. However, Mr. Davis said PC. has agreed to provide information for the study. "British Columbia is not going to participate directly. One of the reasons for this is that court proceedings involving them have already been launched." Indian and Metis residents of Fort Chipewyan, on the delta's edge, last month filed a suit tor damages that scientists have sadd were caused by low water levels in the delta resulting from the W. A. C. Bennett Dam upstream. Alberta, Saskatchewan and thfi Northwest Territories are to take part in the study with the federal government, he said. Mr. Davis, who has been designated minister of the federal government's proposed environmental control department, said protection of the environment is his chief concern. But if the costs of remedial measures in the delta are "really high," the study might offer other alternatives, including cash money payments di-reclly into the local community, he said. "It is not only in Britain's interest to sell the arms but it's a necessity because Britain needs trade to survive and 24 per cent of her trade goes around The Cape," he said. Mr. Diefenbaker told students at Medicine Hat Junior College that African countries that criticize Britain's arms sales are hypocritical because they don't say anything about French arms sales around the world. The former prime minister also criticized Prime Minister Trudeau for leaving the Com' monwealth talks in Singapore to "swim in the waters of Borneo and kiss orangutans to save himself from statements he made earlier and now re grets. Mr. Diefenbaker did not elaborate. COUP FOILED CAIRO (AP) - Sudan announced here it has "aborted" an attempt by white and black mercenaries to topple the Khartoum government. CIA starts Alberta campaign EDMONTON (CP) - Citing concern with the problem of the country's independence, the Committee for an Independent Canada today began a concentrated campaign in Alberta. Mel Hurtig, Edmonton bookseller and publisher, told a news conference the committee embraces all political parties and has been established to allow Canadians to speak strongly for the survival of Canada. The committee was established last year by Peter Newman, editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star who is to become editor of 14 ".clean's magazine Feb. 1, Walter Gordon, former Liberal finance minister, and Dr. Abraham Rotstein, University of Toronto political economist. The committee now has organizations in all 10 provinces and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Ko- BUDGET APPROVED SEOUL (AP) _ South rea's National Assembly approved a 1971 budget of $1.65 billion, up 17 per cent from 1970. gap between the university and the community it serves, newly-elected Chancellor W. A. Fri-ley said Monday night. In his installation address, Mr. Friley said the public should be helped to understand what a university is, what it does, and how it relates to its society. "Our institution is not only a place, it is not only instructors and students, but a con* tinuing process of teaching and learning, research and scholarship. "The university must not be divorced from the average citizen who ultimately pays the bills." A university degree h a s not in recent years guaranteed special treatment in the job market, he said, and a clear recognition of society's needs may alleviate the problem many graduates have of finding employment. Students should be encouraged to participate in university - community relations, Mr. Friley said. As a result of proposals made by young persons during the last few years, many of society's laws, institutions and social structures are being altered. "They (students) offer the potential of a higher reason, a more humane community and a new liberated individual." But they must present their ideas in a rational and persuasive manner, as "citizens of a community which was founded on tolerance and diversity, and they must become more understanding and tolerant of those with whom they differ." GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES PRESENTS THF L � T~ mm 44+ Weather and road report 49 ABOVE " ZERO AT SUNRISE 12:00NOON WEDNESDAY 8:19 SUNSET 5:07 H L Pre Lethbridge .... .. 45 35 Pincher Creek . . . 43 35 Walerton...... . . 47 34 ?." Medicine Hat ... . 33 25 Edmonton..... . . 34 17 Banff......... . 40 29 .04 Calgary...... . . 44 26 Grande Prairie .. 45 3 .06 .36 Victoria...... . 51 45 Prince Rupert . . . 49 28 .62 Penticton...... . 46 41 .01 Vancouver ... . .. 52 45 .45 Saskatoon ... . . . 4 -5 Regina....... .. . 1 -2 Winnipeg...... . -7 -20 Toronto....... . 5 -10 .02 Ottawa....... -7 .05 Montreal...... . -7 -11 .02 St. John's..... . 19 15 .07 Halifax....... . 17 0 Charlottetown .. . . 5 -10 Fredericton ... ... 2 -32 Chicago...... . . 17 10 New York.......25 Miami..........70 Los Angeles.....86 Rome............ 41 Raris........... 37 London......... 45 Berlin.......... 28 Amsterdam ...... 41 Madrid..........37 Tokyo...........41 5 62 60 54 49 50 36 45 45 54 .37 FORECAST Lethbridge, Medicine Hat-Today: Sunny. Wednesday: Light snow and drifting snow. Winds N20. Temperatures dropping to 10 above by evening. Columbia, Kootenay - Today: Cloudy with rain, decreasing to a few showers or snow-flurries this evening. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy with a few showers or snowflurries in the afternoon. Colder. Highs today 4045 above. Lows tonight 20-30 above. Highs Wednesday near We will accapt barUy at $1.00 and whtal at $1.25 per bushel en priHM ttocks only, LIFT-HARROWS FOR PLOWS, DISKS and FIELD CULTIVATORS See how you can practice minimum tillage and prepare the tyery best seedbeds with new Midwest Lift-Harrows for your plows, disks and field cultivators. Stop in today! GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-316S OFFICIAL AS AT �:00 A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF A MA All highways In the Lethbridge district are bare except for the following: Highway 3, east, short icy sections near Coaldale. Highway 3, west, short icy sections from Coleman to the B.C. border. Highway 23 and 25, short icy sections. Highway 36 from Taber to Vauxhall, icy sections. From Vauxhall to Scandia, ice covered. Highway 61 has short icy sections. Highway 1, Trans Canada Highway, Calgary to Banff is in good winter driving condition with a few slippery sections lo Scott Lake. From Scott Lake to Banff the road is very slippery. Banff to Golden had Vi inch of new snow, plowed and sanded. Golden to Revelstokc had l'/i inches of new snow, several slippery sections. Any vehicle over 30,000 pounds or pulling trailers must have chains. Banff - Radium highway received 2 inches of snow, plowed and sanded. Banff - Jasper highway received 2-4 inches of snow, slippery and slushy sections. Crcston Salmo highway In fair winter driving condition, lew slippery sections. PORTS OK KNTRY (Opening and Closing Times): Coufts 24 hours: Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Del Bonita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Rooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kuigsgate, B.C., 24 hours; PorthUl-RykerU 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. WiMhem, S a.m. to 8 p.m. ;