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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Saturday, My 24, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 Rubber republic president dies LONDON (AP) President William V. S'. Tubman of Lib- eria died after a prostate gland operation at the London Clinic Friday. He was 75. The Liberian embassy said complications set in after the surgery. Tubman came to England July 4 and immediately entered the fashionable clinic for exami- nations and treatment of a pros- tate gland condition. His wife accompanied liim to this coun- try. Tubman was a politician and executive of impressive talents who had served as Liberia's president since 1944. He ran the little rubber republic just above the equator the way a corpora- tion president runs a growing business. He kept a firm hand on every department. In tihe government, he knew everyone and everything. He was said to have insisted on ap- proving personally every expen- diture above Tubman was born at Harper, Maryland County, Liberia, in 1895. His father was a Methodist minister and member of Liber- ia's Senate, whose ancestors emigrated from Augusta, Ga., n 1834. The president's mother vas born in Atlanta, Ga. ROSE THROUGH HANKS Tubman rose from collector of revenue for Maryland County to become the youngest senator in Liberian history in 1928. Elected Liberia's 18th president in 1943 to serve a term of eight years, Tubman was re-elected For a four-year term in 1951. He PRESIDENT TUBMAN was swept back into office int 1955 1959, 1963 and 19B7. As president, Tubman per- formed the considerable feat of DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS A. HOSACK Certified Denial Mechanic National Storo Bldg. Ph. 327-7244 lethbridg. leading a parliamentary democ- racy in which no official opposi- tion existed. In the 1959 election, Tubman polled votes. His sole op- ponent, a former circuit court judge named William Bright, got 55. Bright, who said he used to run against Tubman just to be polled only 16 votes in 1955 to for Tub- man. In 1963, Tubman got of the votes cast. There was no organized opposi- Bryce appointed IMF director OTTAWA (CP) Robert B. Bryce, former deputy minister of finance and recently a spe- cial adviser to Prime Minister Trudeau, has been appointed Canadian director of the Inter- national Monetary Fund at IMF headquarters in Washington, it was announced Friday. Mr. Bryce, 61, succeeds Rob- ert Johnstone, 38, who will re- turn to Canada to take a posting in the Bank of Canada. Daylight time plebiscite set ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd Avenue South EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES JACKPOT IN 50 NOS. 10th GAME BONUS JACKPOT 55 NOS. NO ONE UNDER 16 YEARS AUOWEDI PUBLIC-UPSTAIRS MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN CANTEEN ENTERTAINMENT for ELKS and GUESTS in CLUB ROOMS TONIGHT SATURDAY-July 24-lounge-Music Man Upstairs-Cliffs Combo______ ELKS CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE Whoop-Up Days Entertainment to a.m. Saturday, July Man Saturday, July 24-Upstairs-Cliffs Combo Members and Their Guests Only SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "AIRPORT" In Technicolor. Starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Biset and Acad- emy Award winner Helen Hayes. Saturday, July 24. Shows at and p.m. Adult. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre Walt Disney's "KING OF THE GRIZZLIES" In Techni- color. Filmed in the Canadian Rockies. Starring Johnny Yesno. Plus "SEAL ISLAND" In color. Saturday, July 24. Shows at and p.m. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA" In Technicolor. Starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. Satur- day, July 24. Show at p.m. Adult Not Suiable For Children. PICTURE BUTTE-Cinema Theatre "THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY" In color. Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25. Shows each night at p.m. Family. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "JANE EYRE" In color. Starring George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Banncn and Jack Hawkins. Saturday, July 24. Shows al and p.m. Family. TABER-Sky Vue Drive-ln "EASY COME, EASY GO" In color. Starring Elvis Presley and Doclie Marshall. Saturday, July 24. Show starts at dusk. Family. TABER Tower Theatre "PAYMENT IN BLOOD" In color. Starring Ed Byrnes and Guy Madison. Saturday nnd Monday, July 24 and 26. Saturday shows at and p.m. Adult, Got morn out of life Take family to a movie Absenteeism study raises hackles of MPs CALGARY (CP) Premier Harry Strom says a majority of Alberta voters will approve a switch to daylight time when plebiscite is held in conjunc ion with the Aug. 30 provin ial election. The Social Credit leader told a news conference here he "per- sonally couldn't care less" whether the electorate ap- yroves a switch. Voters narrowly rejected a change from year-round stand- ard time during the 1967 provin- cial election. Peter Lougheed, leader of the Conservatives, said le favors daylight time and will vote for its enactment on rolling day. Dirty roads claim rocks Gordon Taylor CALGARY (CP) Highways Minster Gordon Taylor said here lie is surprised at a report that Alberta's highways are among the dirtiest in Canada. "From my own observations and from the thousands of let- ters we have received, people are of the opinion that we have a better right-of-way than many provinces." Norval Dunfee, Peter Under- wood and John Grace, all from Dartmouth University in Hali- fax, started a survev of the amount of litter in ditches on Canada's highways earlier this year. In Alberta, a one-tenth mile stretch between Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Fort Macleod, yielded 1.720 r------ ____ the dirtiest sample the three had seen in their tour across nine prov- inces. on Highway 3 pieces of litter Today's Showtimes PARAMOUNT Saturday Short Subjects 'Le Mans" Last Complete Show Sunday Short Subjects 'Le Mans" One Complete Show PARAMOUNT CINEMA Saturday Short Subjects 'Women in Love" Last Complete Show Sunday Short Subjects "Women in Love" One Complete Show COLLEGE CINEMA Saturday Short Subjects "The Horsemen" Last Complete Show Sunday "Machine Gun McCain" "R. P. M." One Complete Show GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN Saturday nnd Sunday "Kiss and Kill" "Cry ot (lie Banshee" One Complete Show By DENNIS BELL Canadian Press Staff Writer A McMaster University pro- fessor's study indicating a 38- per-cent rate of absenteeism among members of Parliament during major votes in the last Commons session raised the hackles Thursday ot spokesmen for all political parties. Dr. Roman March, a political scientist, released recently the results of a study on divi- sion votes during the last Com- mons session, which ended June 30 after 163 days of sittings. He tallied up attendance for all 98 division votes scattered over 53 days, reasoning that "one rough way to find out if your MP is absent from Ottawa is to check and see if he voted on division calls, which are recorded in Hansard-" Dr. March found that on the average 38 per cent of the 264 MPs were absent during divi- sion votes, held on major gov- ernment legislation, non-confi- dence motions and the like. Some members, such as So- cial Credit Leader Real Caouette, voted on as few as seven per cent of the division calls. SAYS LOGIC FLAWED Government Whip Lloyd Francis, whose job it is to sec that as many Liberals as possi- ble are in the Commons, said in an Ottawa interview there are some flaws in the statistical logic of the Hamilton profes- sor's survey. "I have found the number unexcused absences very, very small." said Mr. Francis, who was credited with a 96-per-cent attendance recor'd for division votes, the Liberals. Mr. Francis cited three main reasons for lower attendance on divisions: job of the MP has changed with longer Commons sessions and heavy committee work. Sessions last 10 months, with some committees meeting during House recesses. This means it is extremely difficult for an MP to do constituency work and "we simply must rec- ognize that it is imperative for an MP to take some time to visit his constituency." is a growing volume of travel by MPs internationally and within Canada on govern- ment business. Six committees have been travelling outside Ot- tawa. kept a number o: JPs out of the Commons. SERVE OTHER WAYS Mr. Francis agreed that some MPs spend more time in their rome ridings than they do in Parliament. But he asked whether standing up to vote on every division should be the full measure of an MP's perform- ance. He suggested that intelligent rarticipation i n committees, ravel study and development of specialized knowledge might make an MP more useful. The Liberal whip said he fre- quently excused MPs from divi- sion calls who were working hard on tough committee studies. Stanley Knowles, New Demo- cratic Party whip and the only HP with a perfect 100-per-cent division vote attendance record in the last session, said cold sta- tistics don't tell the whole story in individual cases. "But they do tell an over-all story that MPs are paying less attention to said the Winnipeg North Centre MP. Three of the New Democrats cited for low attendance by Dr- Winch of Van- couver East, Doug Rowland of Selkirk and Frank Howard of ill last session. Mr. Knowles added that it is a good hling that surveys such as the one by Dr. March are pub- lished. "It will jack people up, make DR. MARCH Raises storm MPs more aware of their res- Liberal Marcel Pnid'homme of Quebec's St. Denis riding conceded that some MPs are negligent about Commons at- tendance, the same as people it industry, the civil service and Ihe press, but "you have to be very careful when you count the division votes unless you know where the voters are "Statistics are very danger- ous if you look at them without explaining." Mr. Pnid'homme, who voted n 60 per cent of the division calls, explained that he was out of Ottawa one week in four travelling with the constitution committee, which kept 11 Liber- als out of the Commons for 15 weeks. MINISTERS TOO BUSY Maurice Foster, Liberal mem- ber for Algoma, said cabinet ministers are often absent be- cause of departmental responsi- bilities and demands for speak- ing engagements, and this counts for a big chunk of the ab- senteeism rate. Energy Minister J. J. Greene, named by Dr. March as the cabinet minister with the poor- est recoi'd on division was there for 35 per cent of be reached for comment. However, a spokesman for his office in Niagara Falls, Ont., said Mr. Greene is "extremely careful" about being in the Commons for question periods, but he has a very large portfolio and department work absorbs much of his time. In Quebec City, Liberal Ger- ard Duquette of Quebec East said some MPs are detained home towns in non-Commons professions such as private busi- ness and law practices. "It's too bad; our mandate obliges us to be in the House and each deputy should try to, be he said. I YOUR PHILIPS' DEALER WITH SERVICE RADIO nnd TV 302 13th SI. N. JACK'S CASINO at Whoop-Up Days CLOSES TONIGHT at 12 midnight ReaZ sissy VICTORIA (CP) Times reporter Ian Hamilton gave blood yesterday. He promptly collapsed on the street and was taken to hospital with minor bruises and scratches. Hamilton was on assign- ment by the newspaper to write a story on how easy it is to give blood. The York Hotel Presents JAWB (Formerly the "Just Performing Nightly at p.m. July 26th Thru July 31st YORK HOTEL 3rd AVE. AND 13th ST. N. GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB REGULAR DANCE SATURDAY, JULY 17th 8 P.M. GERMAN CANADIAN HAU 9th Ave. and 6th St. N. Music by "DIAMOND FOUR" MEMBERS and INVITED GUESTS Bring You Family Come Along to A SUNDAY MUSICAL CONCERT at Henderson Lake Picnic Area Sunday, July 25th 2-4 p.m. Featuring KIWANIS JUNIOR BAND SPONSORED BY: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Make Dining Out At The El Rancho A HABIT For Sure Enjoyment SUNDAY BRUNCH Sunday Family Buffet SERVED 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Choice of cokes, Ham, Sausages or Bacon ond Beverage. Children 1 T Under 12 .7Uv Adults Served in the Dining Room 4 to 8 p.m. FEATURING: Prime Ribs of Alberta Beef, Famoul Hot Dishes, Jellied Salads, Relishei find many oilier tasty treats to delight your palate. DURING THE WEEK ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS LUNCHEON BUFFET DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND SERVED DAILY MONDAY THRU FRIDAYI FEATURING: OUR FAMOUS SMORGASBORD ONLY............................. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! RESERVE EARLYI 2 MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE PHONE 327-5701 PARAMOUNT AVE BlH ST 327 5100 Tonight thru Wed. Tonight al and p-m. FAMILY Showing Sunday at p.m. NOW SHOWING ot and p.m. Academy Award Winner i Best Actress Glenda Jackson RESTRICTED ADULT D.H.LAWRENCE'S "WOMEN IN LOVE" AL'AN'BATES OLIVER REED with Eleanor Bron GLENDA JACKSON JENNIE LINDEN SHOWING SUNDAY AT P.M. PHONE 71100 HDIUF.IN _IREEM ACRES UlCIVt-III JUNCTION OF MAYOR HAGRATH-COUTTS HIGHWAY TONIGHT and SUNDAY 2 FIRST RUN HORROR SHOWS 2 EDGAR ALLAN POE probes new depths of TERROR! GATES AT P.M. AnlJLT SHOW AT P.M. MUW SECOND FIRST RUN HORROR FEATURE ADULT KlSSi KM CHRISTOPHER lEE-RICHARD GREENE SHIRLEYEATON- .-COLOR STARTS MONDAY "COLOSSUS, THE QQD" FORBIN PROJECT" cobr in color I with Don Knoffs Eric Braea en rmseni I COLLEGE THE CAMPUS REVOLUTION AS TOLD FROM BOTH SIDES... FOR A CHANGE. RESTRICTED ADULT Sunday and Monday Monday First Show at p.m. ISN'T IT COUJMABCMK STANLEY KRAMER'S n, npu JHIiBi ANTHONY OU1NN ANN-MARGRET- GARY tOCKWOOD I SECOND FEATURE CCT.IAWA OCTURC5 Ll'. RA9 jfi JOHN CASSAVETES BBUIEKIWO -PETER FAIR SUNDAY SHOW AT P.M. ;