Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
WARMER FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 80 The UtHbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 169 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1970 NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES Universities Driver Demerit Plan Ruled Invalid Master Plan Advocated By IAN PORTER OTTAWA (CP) Equal representation of academ- ic, government and community interests On provincial university co-ordinating commissions is proposed in a university-sponsored report as the best means to clear away mutual suspicions. Based on a 15-month review of relations between universities and governments, the two-man report, published, today, says secrecy and uncertainty about the role of the university in society characterizes the administration and financing of higher learning in most provinces. It proposes that existing university commissions be reconstituted by law with power to co-ordinate univer- sity programs in each province. "The chief purpose of the kind Of agency we rec- ommend would be to elaborate and supervise a master plan for it says. A second section proposes Uie federal government's role in financing universities be ended1 and compen- sating tax revenue shifted to provincial governments. The report, published by the commission on rela- tions between universities and governments, was fi- nanced by a Ford Foundation grant of It is the work of Donald Eowat, professor of political sci- ence at Carleton University; Ottawa, and Rene Hur- tubise, vice-rector at the Montreal campus of the Uni- versity of Quebec. Spell Out Terms The authors were commissioned by a committee representing the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Association of Universities and Col- leges of Canada as well as the Canadian and Quebec student unions, which have since disbanded. The com- mission was authorized to recommend "the appropriate instruments by which relations between universites and governments can be established that do justice to their responsibilities." At a news conference. Professor Rowat said the re- port is "designed to startle and1 shock the establish- ment a little bit." Both men said they felt the proposal to create uni- versity co-ordinating commissions is not itself a radi- cal step but noted that the proposed compositions of the commissions would involve a chance in govern- ment thinking. Professor Rnwat said the main goal of the re- port was to provide university representation on the provincial bodies. Professor Hurtubise added that al- though some provisions have been made in Quebec and New Brunswick for community influence in the admin- istration of universities "it is not a widely accepted policy." The two commissioners also.exposed a difference of opinion about the form of consultation between the federal and provincial governments for establishing re- search priorities. Professor Howat said the Science Council of Can- ada, which reports to the federal government, should be abolished and replaced' with a joint council on re- search to be appointed by both levels of government Professor Hurtubise claimed, such a body. would duplicate the efforts of the provincial research com- mittees, proposed in the report. He said federal and provincial priorities should be established through con- sultation among ministers of education. In the. report .itself' the corflmissioners niaintain that free 'research is an -essential part of 'the' uni- versity's function but they reject the notion that uni- versities should have complete'autonomy. concepts, the reports suggests, "are long a funeral." The report says the traditional notion of giUniverT sity as a "state within a state" has no basis in pres- ent fact. But universities must-have "substantial in- stitutional, autonomy" .to guarantee their role as active critics of society. It is suggested they should mantain control over ihe number of admissions "as a .defensive weapon against inadequate financial support." Universities have faced increased pressures from governments to economize, it says. But both have show that without the threat of sanctions they are not prepared to co-operate "in any but a trivial sense." One method proposed to eliminate secrecy involved in political decisions about higher education is to have the issues turned over for discussion to education com- mittees of the provincial legislature, it says. Dislikes One Board The report rejects the concept of a single board of governors for all the universities in each province, as has been proposed by an inquiry in Ontario, on grounds that it would involve too great a degree of centralization and would meet as well the entrenched opposition of established interests'. The creation of co-ordinating commissions, limited in their administrative functions, is proposed as an alternative. Their role would be to preview the uni- versities, intentions to undertake new programs and to divide provincial financing among the centres. They would also review university expenditures at the end of each fiscal year and serve to advise gov- ernments on student aid policies. The report says the government should appoint majority of comniissioners, but some of the appoint- ments should be made after consultation with busi- ness, labor and professional groups. The commissions should have a maximum of 15 members. An ideal representation would include one-third from the universities, one-third from the government and one-third on the basis of outside consultation, it says. The report claims that Ottawa's intervention into university financing followed a I960 shared-cost agree- ment has served to distort spending on education by the provinces. It should end this intervention, the re- port says, CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta driver demerit system was ruled invalid Tuesday by Magistrate L. A. Justason as he quashed a speeding charge against a 24-year-old city wom- an. The magistrate said In a written judgment that sections of the Alberta Highways Act which contained the demerit system did not enact the sys- tem. His decision is not binding on other Alberta courts which could disagree with the ruling. The demerit system was pro- claimed April 1 and1 provided specific points for specific traf- fic violations. A driver with 15 poiuts has his licence suspend- ed ;or one month. The judgment was made In the case of Betty Marian Cold- beck who was charged May 6. Magistrate Justason said that nowhere in the highways act "is there any legislation en- acting the alleged demerit sys- tem or any part thereof. The act only provided for im- plementation of the demerit system by regulation and it was not "substantive law" or a law that could stand alone. The magistrate said that rec- ording of demerit points for offences committed in other provinces or in the United States was outside the prov- ince's jurisdiction and was "an invasion of the field of legisla- tion reserved to the parlia- ment of Canada and is uncon- stitutionally in violation of the Canadian Bill of Rights." Lawyer William Wuttunee, who represented Mrs. Cold- beck, said after the ruling that the demerit system was un- fair. It was unfair for a govern- ment to take the rights of peo- ple without giving them a chance to defend themselves in court. He had argued earlier that the use of highways was a right and that instead of au- tomatically suspending a driver's licence when he re- ceived 15 points, provision should be made for a hearing after 15 points were acquired. In Edmonton, Attorney-Gen- eral Edgar Gerhart said his department would look into the case as soon as they received official word of the ruling. SEPARATISTS 'MARCH A group of young men, members and supporters of the separatist Front da' liberation Populaire, demonstrated in Montreal Wednesday in sup- port of an. independent Quebec. About 300 persons turned out for the demonstration, which police broke up shortly after it began. _ Frozen Bodies Found GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. Search- ers continued to chip away at' ice and rock Wednesday in their search for the remaining three bodies of a five man mountain climbing team on Mt. 'Cleveland to Glacier National Park. Two of the youths, all Mon- tana college students, were found Monday. The bodies were found frozen under an feet up the the foot-peak, south-of Lethb'ridge, Alta. William: park, super-. said Wednesday- that searchers had'located Monday the 18, neariwhere the body of Ray Martin, 22, was found Monday morning. But-at -the request-of the parents of the missing climbers and Glacier County coroner William Riddle, the 'to- formation was withheld 'until positive identification could'be made. With Anderson and Martin on the expedition were Mark Lev- itan, 20, Clare Pogreba, 22, and Jerry Kanzler, 18. Legal Abortions Become Reality NEW YORK 3 ter- mination of pregnancies and under safe medical conditions has becoriie a reality to New York state as scores of abor- tions were performed on the first day under the state's liber- alized abortion law. Reports from around the state indicated that more than 100 abortions. were performed to hospitals Wednesday. Under the law passed in April, a woman requires only the consent of a physician to end a pregnancy of 24 weeks or, less.- While 'the- new. era' of wMe- spread, legal abortion's began, relatively- -of-. Seen end Heard ABOUT TOWN POLFER Barry Kimery being referred to as Bantam Ben following the purchase of a jaunty Ben Hogan golf hat... Albi Cai- man seeing a recently born calf parted from its mother at the stockyards and ex- it's soifyoung" Linda Skclding wonder- tog if people who throw cab- bages are trying to make a "tossed salad." Bert Ilargraves; Replaces Ciillen CALGARY (CP) H. T.' Hargraves, a former1 governor at both the Univer-. sity of.Alberta and the Univer-' "sity of Calgary, has been ap- pointed to a three year term on the 'Alberta Universities Commission. He replaces Mr. Justice A. J. Cullen who resigned after he was appointed recently to the Alberta Supreme Court. Mr. Hargraves, from Walsh, is well known among Alberta ranchers and is past president of the Western Stock Growers Association. Cyclist Killed At Cainrose CAMROSE (CP) David Gale Anderson, 21, of Camrcse was killed Tuesday when he fell from a bicycle and struck his head on pavement. applications for being sent to hospitals. In the 15 municipal hospitals here equipped to perform the operation, 208 persons regis- tered for abortions Wednesday, bringing the total to BANNED BY CATHOLICS Roman Catholic hospitals are under orders from bishops not to perform abortions. Municipal hospitals are charg- ing for an uncomplicated abortion involving a one-day stay, plus a small examination fee. While this is all-inclusive, physicians' fees will have to be added to some cases to the to. a day being asked by non-profit hospitals still higher charges by other hospi- tals. Blue "Cross and Blue Shield .are extending benefits for abor- tions to both married and stogie women in the. city and 12 nearby counties. Stogie Women living upstate are not expected to be covered except, to some instances, tinder family plans. CANADIANS IN LINE TORONTO (CP) About 250 Canadian women had their names down for abortions in New York when the state's new liberalized abortion laws went into effect Wednesday. But a New York Planned Par- enthood worker said to a tele- phone interview women who get abortions to New York will have to be lucky. Hospitals are giving priority to local women because of a hospital-bed shortage. Planned parenthood officials have estimated that those few Canadian women who may be able to get abortions in the U.S.. perhaps by having been patients of a doctor now on a New York hospital, will have to pay about Canadian law will allow an abortion only if a panel of doc- tors agrees that continuation of the pregnancy endangers the mother's health, including her mental health. Russian Policy Shift Reported UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) UN Secretary General U Thant, encouraged by what he termed "perceptible progress" in Big Four Middle East talks, leaves for Europe tonight amid reports of a shift in Soviet Middle East policy. Reports Wednesday said Russia no longer is insisting on total Israeli troop with- drawals before the Arab states recognized secure boundaries for Israel. NEW. ATTITUDE Soviet oficials here denied knowledge of a new plan, and some 'Western diplomats poured cold water on the Israeli ra- parts. But they conceded that. there has been a reformulation of Soviet positions which, they said, indicates Russia's attitude is "fluid." Two Israeli newspapers said the Soviet Union recently sub- mittec? peace proposals at a meeting of representatives of His Big Flow powers in New York. Both newspapers, Maariv and Yediot Achrcnot, said the new Soviet proposals referred to the final aim of the settlement' as "a state of peace" in the region. The press reports, widely cir- culated here, were r.ct epn- firmed by the Israeli delegation New Negotiator For Paris Talks The reports came fat advance of Wednesday's meeting- of UN delegates' from the the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and France. It was their 38th sesion to the continu- ing search for Middle East peace terms since the talks began in April, 1969. A diplomatic source said after the meeting that little or no progress was made since the previous session eight days ago, but added that this was not sur- prising since "no. great leaps forward" were expected at this time. There has been no forma! So- viet response to a new Ameri- can peace plan, submitted nearly two weeks ago. The "reformulated" Soviet plan and the American propos- als are expected to be the sub- ject- of U.S.-Soviet. talks before the ambassadors of the Big Pour meet here again. Diplomats expect no major development -.until after Egypt- ian President Nasser's return home from talks in Moscow with Soviet leaders. A Cairo newspaper reported today tiiat Nasser has extended his visit there until next week. CLASH FEARED Meanwhile, the United States may have to challenge the So- viet Union if the Russian arms buildup continues in the Middle East, White House officials said today at San Clemente, Calif. The officials, who cannot be identified, told reporters at a background briefing that the Russian military presence in Egypt might have to be met also by direct Israeli action should it escalate. They painted a bleak picture of the Middle East crisis, and the danger of a Soviet-Ameri- can confrontation in the area. But they said a ray of hope resulted from the assumption that the Russians might try to cool the situation down because they knew the United States might have to react to the in- troduction of Soviet pilots and anti-aircraft missiles into Egypt. LOS ANGELES (AP) Pres- ident Nixon '.has strongly de- fended the Cambodia operation while naming a new U.S. nego- tiator to the long-stalled Paris talks on ending the Vietnam war. David K. E. ,-Bruce was termed "one of America's most distinguished by Nixon in an hour-long televi- sion-radio interview Wednesday night. Bruce will take over the post vacated by Henry Cabot Lodge last December. Without disclosing any new peace formula, Nixon said Bruce "will be in a position with his new instructions to tell the' opposition that we are willing to see whether-we can narrow the gap between their position and Brace, 72, a has served under five presidents to- eluding stints as ambassador to France, West Germany and Britain. He will go to Paris by Aug. 1. Indochina was the prime topic and the Middle East secondary as Nixon underwent a quizzing front three network panelists in his first public appearance since Tuesday's pull-out of U.S. ground forces from Cambodia. MIDEAST WORSE On the Middle East, Nixon portrayed the Arab-Israeli flict as potentially more ous than Southeast Asia because of. the possibility, of .a big war there with the Russians .and Americans on opposite sides. He said the United States would hot allow the military balance to shift against Israel. rated the two-month .U.S. foray against Communist sanctuary areas inside the Cam- bodian border as "the most de- cisive, action in terms of damag- ing the enemy's ability to wage effective warfare 'that has oc- curred in this war to date." He also said "Cambodia's chances of surviving as a neu- tral country ars infinitely better now than they were on April 30." Nixon refused to say point- blank that he would never order U.S. troops back into Cambodia. EXCHANGE CHARGES In Paris, the United States and the'North Vietnamese ex- changed charges about the al- leged success of the Cam- bodian incursions today at an- other meeting of the Paris Viet- nam peace talks. The North Vietnamese said the two-month American thrust failed to achieve any of its objectives and led only to a se- ries of military and political defeats for the United States. The Americans replied that the North Vietnamese and the Viat Cong made "wildly inac- curate charges" about the op- eration, which1 they said was a success. In Moscow, the first Soviet report on President Nixon's television interview said today he failed to offer any new ap- proach to the stalemated Viet- nam peace talks in Paris. Born With Bullet Hole In Foot WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) A 454-pound boy was born Tuesday with a bullet hole in his left day after his mother was shot in the stomach in an argument with a man. Both the infant, born a month prematurely, and the mother, were reported in satisfactory Condition. Nixon Aide Warns Turn Off Lights LOS ANGELES (AP) Dr. Lee A. DuBridge, President Nixon's science adviser, said Wednesday night a omntry-wido campaign to turn off unneces- sary lighls may be needed this summer to help avoid brown- outs, Such a campaign also would include pleas to reduce the use .of air conditioners and other to ft mum, DuBridge said In a speech before the American Nu- clear -Society. "Even more drastic measures may have to be taken, such as voltage reductions, which have already occurred, and curtailing of selected loads or partial blackouts or even shutting down certain industrial Du- Bridge said. "And behind it all lurks the possibility of a major faikm which could produce enforced blackouts of disastrous propor- tions. Fortunately, the utilities have taken steps to recent years to greatly minimize the risk of a total blackout such as oc- curred to New York in 1965." He said the United States is "facing a crisis in the task of generating enough electricity to meet ow rising cvery-day de- "As a nation, we have prom- oted the use of electricity for all conceivable uses in our homes, offices, factories and cities, and we have adopted poli- cies which keep the price of electricity down and thereby further encourage its use. "We have now reached the point where keeping up with the demand is straining our na- tional generating capacity to the very limit." Heath Program LONDON (CP) Prime Min- ister Heath's new Conservative government unveiled its legisla- tive program today, promising tax cuts and strike curbs at home and a vigorous foreign policy abroad. In the speech from the throne, read by the Queen at the glitter- ing opening of the 47th Parlfa- ment, the Tory government out- lined its legislative plans. The sovereign, arriving to a golden, horse-drawn coach with Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles, spoke to the ermine-robed House of Lords. The speech welcomed the talks that began Tuesday on Britain's latest bid to join the European Common Market. It reaffirmed the new govern- ment's pledge to strengthen the North Atlantic Alliance. The speech pledged that the government "will co-operate with our Commonwealth friends in measures aimed at maintain- ing peace and stability in Com- monwealth countries to South- east Asia." It was a clear reference to Heath's promise to keep British troops east of Suez. The Labor government, defeated in the June 18 elections, had pledged to withdraw British troops from east of Suez by the end of next year. As expected, the speech also announced that the government will make another attempt to reach a settlement in the break- away African colony of Rhode- sia. Plans will be submitted to provide home rule for Scotland in domestic matters. Heath has favored a parliament for Scot- land, which would still let Lon- don conduct foreign and defence policy. The island of Fiji will be granted independence.