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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HIGH FORECAST SATURDAY BO The Lcthbt-ulqc Herald VOL. LXV 181 ALlitH'J A, KK11JAY, JULY 14, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES Next election may cost up to million By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) The next federal election, ex- pected by many to be held In the fall, might cost poli- ticians and the taxpayer somewhere between mil- lion and million, perhaps more. That estimate is based on the progression of ex- penses over (.he years which show that politician are spending more to woo the electorate and that the cost of Ihe election itself is slowly rising. To take two significant years: A Commons com- mittee on election expenses estimated in 1971 that the 1965 general election cost political parties million and that another S3 million was spent by individual candidates. To the total of million is added million for government-election expenses. Khayyam Zev Palticl, professor of political science at Carleton University, estimates in a study called Politi- cal Party Financing in Canada that the cost to parlies and candidates in 1963 was million. The government spendt 8 million on the election. Presuming that expenses will continue to rise at about Hie same rale, the polilicians might be spending about S26 million this time and the government about ?14.3 million. Costly in U.S. liising election costs are also matters of concern elsewhere. This week, Uie million debt of the U.S. Democratic party from the 1968 election hung over tha Miami Beach presidential nomination convention. The Commons tackled the problem here In June, far too late to do anything about expenses in the fall even if the MPs had agreed on measures to limit In- dividual and party spending in federal elections. But they did achieve some measure of agreement on whet Canada's first all-embracing expenditures leg- islation should look like. There was agreement that there should be dis- closure, restriction and some reimbursement to politi- cal parties by government. There was agreement that an effective way to re- duce expenses Is to reduce the amount of spending al- lowed for advertising. The government had belatedly fulfilled a 1963 elec- tion promise by producing a bill in May that would have limited election spending by individuals. But strong opposition protests forced inclusion of restricted party spending in the bill so that at tha summer recess, the bill apparently was acceptable to all parties, Cuts advertising There was also a restriction on advertising which had been contained, but apparently little noticed, in the report of a 1970 71 special Commons committee on election expenses. That committee had heard mixed testimony on party limitations, with some saying such a schema can't be enforced. The government lined lhat recommendation out nf Ihe report and put it in the bill after hearing tire oppo- sition complaints. It would have banned all election ad- vertising between an election writ being issued and the 29th day before an election a period of about 30 days. It also would have banned advertising on the day before polling day and the day itself. And, in the name of media equality, it lifted years- old restrictions on broadcasts on politics, putting the broadcast media in the same boat with newspapers. The Conservative party was the only one lhat op- posed flic changed bill. Us complaint seemed relative- ly minor. The party said that it could not support a bill that would not even allow an advertisement saying a parly leader was m lown and would address a party rally. Bill never passed Privy Council President Allan MacEachen had in- dicated he would consider a change, but time ran out and Ihe bill is apparently dead for Ibis silting. Mr. Mncftiichcn hns mentioned in the Commons what all politicians knew the cost of advertising was going up and becoming a large part, of all election expenses, 1'rnf. Pallid supported Ilial. lie said lhat In the parties spout almost million of their ?8 million on the print media newspapers and Ihe like nlono. Almost the same amount went lo broadcast expenses. Ill the broadcast prico was up to million nral private correspondence from parlies lo him indie- Jilort Hint the proportion lo print advertising to Ihe over- all expense was about (he same us in inM. At lhal rnlo, more Ihan nne-qnarlrr of rational parly rj.pcn.vs am going In advertising. Teacher quotas at universities not necessary NEIGHBORS IN DISPUTE Michele Verallo, 543 16th St. N. has built a fence into one side of his neighbor's house and out the other, claiming the building is two feet over Ihe property line inlo his yard. Owners of the house at 537 16th St. N. don't know whelher Ihe boundary line Mr. Vercillo has drawn is correct. They may have their own survey done and take the issue to court to ask that the fence be removed. Dispute over property line keeps neighbors at distance By GREG JicINTYRE Herald Staff Wrier It distresses Mike Golia that his head is in his neighbor's yard when he sleeps. His bedroom at 537 16th St. N. is at the side of the house a neighbor claims extends over the properly line into his yard. The neighbor has erected a fence into the side of Mr. Go- lia's house, claiming two feet of the house into his yard. Mr. Golia said tempers flared last November when he tried to install storm windows on the side of the house fenced into the neighbor's yard. Tile neighbor accused Mr. Golia of trespassing and Mr. Golia in turn accused the neigh- bor of assaidt. Judge Lloyd Hudson threw both charges out of court, saying they were a civil, not a criminal, matter. Mr. Golia said in an inter- view he was not allowed to put up the storm windows and spent last winter with plastic insula- ting the inside. Mr. Golia said he has asked city hall for help, but municipal officials won't touch the dispute. They say it is a private matter between neighbors. Mr. Gob'a's house was built about 60 years ago, long before a bylaw that requires a mini- mum five-foot sideyard around residential buildings. And as one city hall official put it "by- laws aren't retroactive." Mr. Golia, 24, his wife Gwen and their daughter, 2, and son, six months, are tenants in tha house owned by his mother, Anne Golia, and aunt, Helen Coyle. They moved in last summer after Mr. Golia's Alex Zmurchyk died. Mr. Zmurchyk had lived in the house since 1928, said Mr. Golia. The family has several alter- Alberta wants showdown on national parks policy EDMONTON' (CD The Alberta government wants an "immediale'1 showdown with Ottawa over national parks pol- icy and specific shortages of tourist facilities at Lake Louise. Den Getty, minister of inter- government tffairs. said Thurs- day Ihe Alberta position is that OMav.'a was wrong in outright rejection of any clopmcnl Lake Louise in Banff National Park. The provincial government had previously called for re- jection of the ?30 million vil- lage Lake Louise project hut still believes that snme kind of development is needed at the popular site, the minister said in an interview. LOCAL AUTONOMY He said the province also wauls confutations on the pos- sibility of Riving local autonomy In the (owns of Jasper and Banff which currently are con- trolled by Ottawa. Mr. Getty said the govern- ment is not looking unkindly al the efforts of a Banff-Jasper group who want a plebiscite on the autonomy issue, ft would back an earlier straw vote which they said indicated that a mr.jcrity o( residents Ilia two towns favored provincial, rather than federal links. natives- try to sell the house as is, buy enough land from the neighbor to move the fence away from the house, or dis- pute the neighbor's boundary Ime in court. Mr. Golia's mother says tha family is waiting to see whether Mike wants to buy the liousa or not. The neighbor, Michele Vercil- lo of 543 16th St. N., who speaks only halting English, re- ferred queries about the boun- dary dispute to a son, Aldo Vercillo, who declined com- ment, saying the issue is in the hands of a lawyer. Mr. Vercillo is believed lo have hired a land surveyer, who investigated the boundar- ies of his property and drew the new boundary eight feet in the direction of the Golia house. Mr. Golia said he watched as Mr. Vercillo tore down an old fence, which was six feet away from his house, and built the new fence cutting off access to the north wall. The Golia family has decided to let the court seltle the mat- ter. As Mrs. Golia put if ''he just said it's his land. We don't want lo fight, you won't get any sails, factory solution that way. We've got to go lo court lo get it settled." Mrs. Golia said hopefully the court will order the fence re- moved, or set a price for the land in dispute. Meanwhile, her son goes to sleep at night with his head in his neighbor's yard. He. is con- sidering boarding up Ihe win- dows to provide more privacy. By BON CALDWELL Herald Staff Writer Non-Car.adians comprise 45 per cent of the academic staffs of Alberta's three universities but the Moir Commission report says the situalion has nol reached Ihe stage where quotas on the number of non-Cana- dians in teaching positions are necessary. The 139-page report, on non- Canadina influence in Alberta post-secondary education, un- dertaken more than a year ago, also rejected the suggestion that non-university watchdog committees be established to screen appointments to the ac- ademic staffs of the universitr ies. The inquiry was commission- ed in 1971 by the former social credit government and headed by Edmonton lawyer Arnold Moir. It resulted from protests by some academics about for- eign influences in the prov- inces's universities. Although sharply rejecting the idea that American influ- ence "has always been the seven-man committee says it was impressed by the largo numbers of non-Canadian citi- zens lo be found at the univer- sity of Alberta in Edmonton, the University of Calgary sr.d the University of Lelhbridge. The University of Calgary had the highest percentage of non-Canadians on its academic staff 55 per cent while the Umversily of Lcthbridge had 43 per cent and the University of Alberta, 40 per cent. These figures were compiled as of Aug. 1, 1971. Medicine Hat had the highest percentage of non-Canadians on staff among the six colleges In Alberta with 27 per cent. The Lelhbridge Community College was second lowest with 10.7 per cent while Grande Prairie had 7.7 per cent. The overall figures for the universities show 45 per cent of the academic staff is non-Can- adian while 17.1 per cent of the college staffs fall into the same category. The committee said compet- ence, not nationality, should be the dominant consideration in university recruitment End appointments. However, a com- petent Canadian should be giv- en preference over a non-Can- adian. This also holds true for ap- pointments to administrative positions, said the report. "Over 70 per cent of admin- Islralive posts are now occupied by Canadians. "The commillee recognizes Ihe value of having Canadians in Ihese posts, but it rejects the proposal lhat a non-Canadian ought not to be appointed. The existing machinery a p pears satisfactory and no change is recommended." Tax concessions for non-Can- adian professors sho'jld b e more carefully scrutinized to make sure the privilege is not being abused. Recommendations Include: Faculty positions should be advertised in Canadian publica- tions before they are filled and recruitment selection commitr tecs should be composed of per- sons aware of Canadian needs. Academic qualifications should be the main considera- tion in selecting graduate stu- dents, but there should also ba a "fair, reasonable and effec- tive preference" for qualified Canadians. Faculty exchange pro- grams with Canadian and for- eign universities should be es- tablished. Annual university reports should contain information on recruiting procedures Ihe num- ber of Canadian and non-Can- adian appointments and Can- adian course content in individ- ual departments. McGovern picks mate MIAMI BEACH (CP) The Democratic party convention sent its candidates off into the pre-dawn darkness today to begin their election campaign with an unusual display of unity and a promise from presidential nominee Senator George Mc- Govern that "American politics will never be the same again." McGovern had his vice-presi- dential choice, Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri, at his side on the podium, as well as five of his former opponents while the delegates cheered and hollered their approval. Waves of applause rocker] the hall as Hubert Humphrey, Ed- mund Muskie, Henry Jackson, Shirley Chisholm and Terry Sanford lifted high the hands of Ihe 49-year-old nominee and his 42-year-old running mate from Missouri. Military joins police force in escaped convicts search KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) The military moved in lo join police and prison guards as Ihe man- liunl intensified today for seven of 14 convicts who escaped from Millhaven penitentiary Monday night. With half the escapees back in Uie bag, provincial police sta- Britain's entry in ECM okayed LONDON (Renter) British membership in the European Common Market was assured today following a final clash Thursday night over the issue in Parliament. By a majority of voles to Commons passed the third reading of the European Communities Bill which make Britain a market member on Jan. 1. tions were still being bom- barded by hundreds of phone calls. miK west of here, turned up rj.'hirg. Five of the convicts were re- cart'ured Tuesday and tile sixth an'! seventh Thursday. from residents in the area as calls poured In on possible sightings of those still free in the largest breakout in modern Canadian penal history. But there was little doubt that residents were becoming nerv- ous as the search for the prison- ers, all considered dangerous, dragged into its fourth day. "They (residents) are getting quite nervous and you can't really blame one weary prison guard said Thursday night. Thursday afternoon about 150 troops from the 1st Regi- ment at nearby Barricfieiil camp and the 3rd Bat'alion Royal Canadian Regiment from Camp Petawawa joined the search as Canadian Armed Forces representatives were called in by the federal govcrr- ment. TJ-oir first sweep of the thirk- ly-wcod country in the area of Ihe pcniicnliary, 17 eaten court action in opposing northern pipeline Six killed in all-night gun battles BELFAST (AP) British sol- diers and Irish terrorists fought all-night gun battles here lhat left at least six persons dead today, dozens injured and the shooting still going on at lunch time. The gunfire centred on the bullet-scarred Lenadoon Avenue area of Andersonstown where terrorists from the Irish Repub- lican Army broke a two-week ceasefire lasl Sunday. The British army, in a major switch of tactics, launched an offensive in Uu's area Thursday night lo flush out the snipers and literally brought war to the suburbs of Belfasl. More than 700 British troops, some wilh Iheir faces blackened in commando style, advanced under cover of rose bushes and garden fences in this middle- class neighborhood drawing fira from snipers in homes there. Seen and heard About town TETSETTER Winnie Frce- mnn (ravelling lo Eng- land lo see her brother for (he first lime in 51 years mid sending herself n Lcfhbridgc telegram slating sho safely arrived in the U.K. litiii wearing hlnck leather panls lo work lo "kill Ihe chill." By DENNIS BEI.L OLD CROW, Y.T. (CP) Yukon MP Erik Nielsen says Ihe Old Crow Indian band will haul the federal government inlo court if Ollmva gives ap- proval for pipeline construction through the northern part of Uin Icrrilory before aboriginal land claims are sellled. The 40-year-old Trogrcssivo Conservative, also solicitor for Ihe bond, said in an interview that successful court aclion by Ihe Indians could lie up I ho northern pipeline for years, costing the government "mil- lions and millions of dollars." The Old Crow band consists ot abonl 200 Louchoanx Indians who have been living on Mm banks of Ibe Poraipbo Diver about SO miles north of Ihe Arc- tic Circle for centuries. Band m e m b c r s range hundreds of miles from the vil- Inge each year, trapping inus- kral, hunting and fishing. Tho Indians aro not covered by l.ronly and have prlifioncl Par- liamenl claiming square miles of the of tho territory's northern end. Mr. Neilsen said Ihe band re- Rards sclllcmcnl. of its land claims as a necessary prcludfl to construction of any pipclino through Ihe northern Yukon would link Ihe Prudhoe Bay oil- fields on Alaska's north slopo Viilh a distribution syslrrn Iv'.rig considered for I hi; Mnokcimo Jlivnr Viilley. "H federal government does not come to grips with tho problem and negotiate n settle- ment with Ihe Old Crow band, it will be confronled wilh court proceedings in the form of ap- plications for Ihe Yuknn MP warned. II no prior selljemonl Is reached, he said, the Old Crow band will seek court, mling.s thai "prevent construction of Iho pipeline, present the govern- ment from approving any appli- cation to build it and prevent continuance of oil and gas cx- plornlion in Ihe area." Band Chief Charlie Abel said his people have mixed feelings about oil and pas exploration activities in Ihe nrea and want clear giiarajKceB lhat the indus- try will not disturb muskrat trapping on Old Crow flats, north of Iho village, the Indians' major sciircc of income. PAY WAS LOW "We know (he oil companies will provide sonic jobs for our people and we can use Iho said the chief. "Lart win- ter the oil companies hired aboul 15 of our young people lo work on seismic crews, hut paid (hem only an hour, which a prolly low rale of pay in Ihe "We want the government io settle our claims and we don't want our trapping and hunting a r I i v i I i e s dislnrbed. filings nrc very, important lo us." 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