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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY SO The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 180 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THHEE SECTIONS 34 PAGES Social Aid Plan Mess RAY SPEAKER Airs Alta. Views By JIM NEAVES EDMONTON (CP) A two-day hearing of 11 briefs by the Senate committee on poverty led its chairman Tuesday to say he is convinced more than ever the present welfare system is not effective and radical changes are necessary. Senator David Croll, an Ontario Liberal, said in an interview as the hearing ended that social assist- ance programs are in a mess. "We are spending a year in Canada on social assistance and of course we will have to have a radical change." Senator Croll said he was pleased with the "ter- rific most of which supported some form of in- come security such as a guaranteed annual income or a negative income tax. "One of the most important things is that people on welfare themselves now are participating and are becoming part of the solution rather than remain- ing as part.of the he said. During the hearings, committee members made a point of asking witnesses about their reaction to the guaranteed annual income concept. Agree On Need Edmonton's social planning council, Unifarm, the city's social service department and the Edmonton and District Council of Churches all advocated some form of guaranteed income in their submissions. However, the Alberta government and the Humans Of Welfare group which represents almost 500 people in Edmonton receiving social assistance, warned that poverty is not purely an economic problem. They argued that while such a scheme has merit other factors, such as health, motivation, education and environment, must be considered. Ray Speaker, Alberta social development minister, said that to consider a guaranteed income as a cure- all was an "over-simplification." Alberta also agreed with Senator Croll that in order to talk realistically about the elimination of poverty, it will require more profound political and monetary reforms than now is being experienced in Canadian society. Swing To Neiv Idea Mr. Speaker outlined his department's change to- ward more rehabilitation and involvement of the pri- vate sector and volunteer groups in social assistance programs rather than providing straight maintenance. Senator Croll said he believed Alberta led the country, in taking the initiative in trying to find new approaches and solutions to poverty. Senator C. H. Carter, a Newfoundland Liberal, said he "was impressed by the minister's attitude to- ward seeking new approaches." Alberta suggested consideration be given to es- tablishing a major scientific institution that would serve human development similar to the National Research Council's role in physical and technological development. And the effectiveness of programs dealing with poverty would be greatly facilitated if the' federal government developed a single agency to ccnordinale planning and negotiating the efforts of all federal departments and agencies, Mr. Speaker told the com- mittee. He said his government is trying to remedy the situation in which the expansion of government into "nearly every area of social and economic has undermined citizen responsibility and initiative. Housing Attacked The HOW group, in a brief presented by execu- tive director John McNamara, was critical of current public housing programs. may appear practical and economically fa- vorable to park the poor together in the new hand- some chicken coops called public housing units but experience has taught us that they only create ghettos sooner or later and are, basically, inhuman." Tire group, which said it represents Alber- tans on welfare, also advocated guaranteed employ- ment through a major overhaul of Canada Manpower sen-ices, the elimination of the voucher system of pro- viding financial assistance, increased legal aid for the poor, more teeth in legislation to enforce child mainte- nance orders, the involvement ot the elderly poor in decision-making and provisions to ensure and protect the human rights of welfare recipients. Dr. J. D. Craig, presenting a brief from the Gardenside Society, said consideration should be given to putting vitamins in the rubbing alcohol, shaving lotion, vanilla extract and bay rum consumed by indigents. He also said areas should he. set aside in cities where transients can go to consume liquor without being harassed by police. Tile committee moves lo Whilehorsc, Yukon, today and will visit Quebec, Naw Brunswick and Saskatch- ewan before completing its hearing in October, Arab Commandos Grab Greek Plane ATHENS (CP) Arab com- mandos seized a Greek jetliner and held its passengers and crew hostage at Athens airport for more than seven hours. Then the plane took off for Beirut, Lebanon, after the six hijackers released the 53 pas- sengers on board who had boarded the plane in Beirut hours before. A member of the Interna- tional Red Cross accompanied the plane. An Olympic Airways spokes- man said all the plane's original 53 passengers left the aircraft except the commandos, whom he identified as five men and a woman. The spokesman said one of the plane's eight crew members also was allowed to leave. ONASSIS OFFERED He confirmed that Aristotle Onassis, multi-millionaire owner of Olympic Airways, had unsuc- cessfully offered himself to the hijackers as a hostage. Olympic Airways said the plane headed for Beirut, Leba- non. The commsndos, armed with machine-guns and hand gren- ades, demanded the release of seven Arabs either convicted of terrorist acts here or awaiting trial. After landing they gave Greek authorities a three-hour dead- line, threatening to blow up the Olympic Airways Boeing 727 if the demand was not met." It wasn't. But the commandos extended the deadline another three hours while. negotiations continued with Greek vice-pre- mier Stylianos PattakoS in the control tower. Spot Lite Raft Missing Man Walks Out Of Park GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (Special) A man believed lost since Sunday walked out of the park this morning at Waterton Park townsite in Alberta. Wayne Powell, believed to be from Kelowna, B.C., had enter- ed the park Saturday after filing a hiking plan with offi- cials saying he would return Sunday evening. When he did not return on schedule, a search party was organized, continuing Tuesday, although hampered by rain and poor visibility. Glacier officials Wave not said why Mr. Powell came out on the Canadian side of the in- ternational peace park. Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN of Commerce, secretary Fanny Hopkins scratching "like the devil" and commenting that mos- quito bites really "bug" me A good part of Midway Hank's "lighter than air bal- loons" living up to their name as they floated away on the evening breeze at the mid- way Dr. Henry Thorn- berry of Ireland at the NATO inseclic i d e conference in Lethbridgc being asked how far Irish warble flics would fly to mate and replying, "as far as they have to." Apparently after reaching an agreement with Pattakos of an undisclosed nature, the com- mandos released passengers one by one and then ordered the plane to take off. Fair Business Brisk Despite Rain, WASHINGTON (AP) A Air Force plane searching for a missing Soviet aircraft has spotted an empty yellow He raft about 125 miles northeast of the southern tip of Greenland, the defence department an- nounced today. The sighting was made at about 11 a.m. EOT and the air force which made it is continuing an intensive search in that area, the announcement said. U.S. and Canadian military planes have been patrolling North Atlantic waters since last Saturday when a Soviet AN-22 transport with 23 aboard was reported missing. All OF A SUDDEN Although the skies over Leth- bridge's Whoop-Up Days were threatening Tuesday, no one thought it would really happen. About 8 p.m. it happened, lightning thun- der. Fortunately the deluge lasted only 10 minutes. Half an inch of rain fell at the fairgrounds and the grand- stand show had to be cancelled. At the Kenyan Fieid weather station, only .13 of an inch of rain fell. Dentifrices Ineffective In Stopping Tooth Decay Bread Price Rise Seen On The Way WASHINGTON (Reuters) Eight of 10 widely-sold denti- frices have been found inef- fective in stopping tooth decay, the United States Food and Drug Administration re- ported Tuesday. The FDA said that despite advertisers' claims, there is no proof that the dentifrices "stay active against tooth decay all day" or "destroy bad breath originating in the mouth." The FDA, an agency of the department of health, educa- tion and welfare, said the findings were part of a study by the National Academy of Sciences and National Re- search Council into tooth- pastes and powder on the market Since 1963. It said the eight judged inef-_ fective for preventing tooth decay were Brisk activated tooth paste; Colgate chloro- Planes Grounded SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) International air services into and out of Australia were dis- rupted today by a strike of oil industry workers now in its 12th day. phyll tooth paste with Gardol and Colgate dental cream with Gardol; Antizyme tooth paste; Kolynos fluoride tooth paste; Super Amm-i-dent, and Amm-i-dent tooth pasts and Amm-i-dent powder. The FDA said it will with- draw approval of the new drag applications of the eight dentifrices. 'They say it has twice the range of the "SAM" By VICTOR MACKIE Herald's Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Bread price in- creases in the Prairie Prov- inces are reported coming later this summer, which could bring an inquiry by the prices and incomes commission. The commission issued its report of its investigation into price raises for wholesale milk in British Columbia. It found that the milk price increases by the Vancouver companies had -been within the criteria agreed to in February, 1970, at the national anti-inflation poli- cy meeting in Ottawa. All three prairie provinces are expected to experience a rise in the price of bread. In metro Montreal wholesale bakers plan to introduce a higher charge for their prod- uct. There could be increases also in the Maritimes prov- inces, reports reaching Ottawa have indicated. RCMP Patrol Car In Accident WETASKIWffl (CP) Ben- jamin Kopp, 71, of Millet, was killed Tuesday in a head-on collision with an RCMP patrol car near Wetaskiwin, 40 miles south of Edmonton. The driver of the patrol car, Constable R. K. Lai-son, of Wetaskrwin was taken lo hospital with head injuries. The reasons suggest- ed bread price increases are similar to the factors that were the cause of the last mbnth one-cent-a-loaf retail increase in a 16-ounce loaf and 24-ounce sliced white bread in Ontario. The bakers in Ontario argued that costs, mainly wages had reached the point where they could not be absorbed. Result: pass increased costs on to the consumer. Exhibition Program WEDNESDAY races fash- ion show show, grand- stand House en- tertainment THURSDAY Angus show House 12 Casino of livestock carcasses pari-mu- tuels Creation Fashions races House en- tertainment Rain Comes Down Waterlogged air and a car- pet of mud didn't seem to affect Whoop-Up Days atten- dance Tuesday as peo- ple went to the fair, just 525 off the 19G9 record. Somehow bare feet be- came common when the rain started pouring down at about p.m., and people became even more excited than they had been before. GRANDSTAND SCRUBBED The rain caused cancellation of the Grandstand Show, but all chuckwagon races' were completed on the slippery track. Pari-mutuels did a booming business, with more than people placing in bets, well-up from Monday's A full racing card and a sloppy track greeted bettors this afternoon. With Wednesday afternoon a holiday, today was Citizens' Day at the exhibition, and with me weather cooled down, officials were looking for record atten- dance. MIDWAY BUSY Rides on the Mighty Thomas Shows midway are doing booming business this year, as patrons find a much wider se- lection than has been available in the past few years. And circular mechanical rides make excellent sub- stitutes for many large rides found only at the much-larger fairs. An example is the Snow- Jet, which whirls people up and down a wavy track in motor-toboggan-like cars. The Youth-A-Rama building has been one of the most popu- lar parts of the with people of all ages going to the coffee house. Coffee House entertainment continues tonight, starting at Fashion shows have been held each afternoon in the Cof- fee House, and Thursday's will be'the second part of the Youth Spectacular, with 20 girls mod- elling youth fashions they have designed and sewn themselves. Suspended Film Censor Acquitted EDMONTON (CP) Jack Day, suspended Alberta film censor, was acquitted in su- preme court today on one charge of incest and one of in- decent assault. Mr. Justice H. W. Riley said in delivering judgment the case "demonstrated how a man's life can be ruined by prejudi- cial testimony." The court heard 90 minutes of testimony from Mr. Day's former wife, a married daugh- ter and a 13-year-old daughter. Mr. Justice Riley said that in case "there has been a lot of spite and a lot of vengeful- ness brought out." Astronauts Arrive For Explosion COMMANDOS HIJACK JETLINER The Olympic Airlines jetliner hijacked by Arab commandos at Athens airport Wednesday is shown at the airport after it was seized by the commandos. Tho commandos threatened to blow up the aircraft if the Greek government did not fwo Jordanians awaiting trial for o Wrroriit bombing, MEDICINE HAT (CP) Fourteen United States astro- nauts, including the primary and reserve crews for Apollo 15, are to arrive here today for the explosion Thursday of 500 tons of TNT. The astronauts will study the crater left by the explosion to help them evaluate and select samples from similar craters found on the moon. The explosion, at the defence research establishment at SW- ficld, will be equal in force to a tactical nuclear weapon. Chief purpose of the test is to provide information on the effect of the blast on various civilian and military equip- ment. Detonation is scheduled for 11 a.m. MST, but could be de- layed if weather conditions are not ideal. Bennett Meets Union Chiefs VICTORIA (CP) Most British Columbia construction projects remained idle today as Premier1 W. A. C. Bennett pre- pared to meet leaders of the five building trades unions which have not returned to work in response to a govern- ment order Saturday. ;