Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
ALBERTA GOVERNMENT ORDERS COURT REVIEW EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government, which has faced an almost ceaseless bar- of criticism in the legisla- ture over civil rights, has an- nounced a sweeping took into the administration of justice in the lower courts. Government leaders said no dozens of times when asked in the legislature this spring they would call a royal commission or public inquiry Into the administration of jus- tice in the province. But Tuesday, Attorney-Gen- eral Merv Leitch announced that a three-man "board of re- view" had been established by the cabinet as a forum for pub- lic discussion of reforms in the provincial court system. The government avoided call- ing the review an inquiry, even though it was appointed under the Public Inquiries Act. The board, headed by Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby of the trial division of the Alberta Su- preme Court, is empowered to investigate the courts and any other matters deemed relevant to a full and fair inquiry. NOT MAJOR FACTOR The attorney-general said the controversies over civil rights this spring and the calls for a royal commission into the ad- ministration of justice were not major factors in the govern- ment's decision. These instances were "merely one of the items" the govern- ment took into consideration. Calls for a royal commission began after incidents last year involving 'Dr. John David Craig. Dr. Craig then operated a skid road clinic treating drug addicts. His files were seized by police and he was charged with defrauding the Alberta medical insurance commission of The charges were later dropped. Civil rights groups said policje seized the fifes only to obtain the names of drug diets in Edmonton. Calls for a royal commission increased after the attorney- general asked the RCMP to make a check on three Slave Lake, Alta., men who had been critical of government policies. Mr. Leitch later apologized for using the RCMP although be said no intimidation was meant. RESULT OF REVIEW Creation of the board was a result of a departmental assess- ment that has been going on since the Progressive servatives took office in Sep- tember, 1971, Mr. Leitch said. "There are some weaknesses within the provincial courts sys- tem and I expressed the view that following the departmental assessment we would be able to decide whether there ought to be some opinion from persons outside of government on the type of reform required. "The board of review is means of doing just that." It will be for the board to de- termine when it will hold public hearings. It will have the power to call witnesses, if required. Besides Air. Justice Kirby, the members are Max Wyman, president of University of Al- berta, and Ted Bower, editor of Red Deer Advocate. The LetHbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 149 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS FIVE SECTIONS 62 PAGES Languages motion support strong Rough ride No protection against camera OTTAWA (CP) Concern was expressed Tuesday that government legislation for the protection of privacy affords no protection against the camera. The concern was brought to the Commons justice committee by John Gilbert Broadview) who raised the spectre of the current British sex scandal. He suggested to Justice Minister Otto Lang that the government's wiretapping bill should be amended to cover the camera, mentioning the case of Lord Lambton, former British air minister, who was photo- graphed in bed with two call girls. Lord Lambton, who quit the British government last month, was photographed by staff photographers of the News of the World, the newspaper said Sunday. The committee was studying the bill under which wiretapping would be outlawed except in certain in- stances by police and except for national security. The bill, called the Protection of Privacy Act, has received sacond reading in the Commons. Mr. Lang said the government is considering other ways of protecting privacy but gave no indication if legislation would follow such study. SERIOUS OMISSION Mr. Gilbert suggested that lack of protection against being photographed is a serious omission from a bill. James Jerome committee chairman, added that it would be illegal under tiie bill to invade privacy with a sound camera but not with a camera that had no sound track. Mr. Gilbert said that one committee membsr sug- gested that the bill was misnamed if it covered only wiretapping. "You can call it Protection of Privacy Part 1, if you responded Mr. Lang. A merry-go-round is supposed to be fun, but 17-month- old Kyle doesn't appear to be all that content about riding it alone as he hangs on for dear life to his mother, Mrs. V. Kostiuk, 2031 18th Ave. N. The merry-go-round is one of several midway rides available at the Centre Village Mall until 9 p.m. today through Saturday. OTTAWA (CP) A govern- ment resolution on bilingualism was to be voted on today with the Commons expected to reaf- firm by a wide margin the prin- ciples of the Official Lan- guages Act. But as many as 20 Con- servatives and a few Social Credit members were expected to vote against Prime Minister Trudeau's motion, which con- tains nine principles for making the public service functionally bilingual by 1978. It is an en- HUTTERITE ARTICLES IN HERALD The first of a four-part re- port on Hutterites In South- ern Alberta begins today in The Herald. Written by Greg Mclntyre, the report traces the sect from its earliest days in Eu- rope, to the United States, then to Southern Alberta. In- cluded is a tour of the Hutter- ville Colony near Magrath and an examination of how two small farming towns Magrath and Vulcan feel about their Hutterite neigh- bors. Part one is published on page 18 today. Five airports struck MONTREAL (CP) Air Can- ada machinists in five cities were called off the job today for 24 hours by the International Association of Machinists forcing the airline to juggle supervisory personnel in an attempt to maintain full services. In the third day of its series of rotating strikes, the IAM or- dered its men in Halifax, Re- gina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, Ont, to walk off the job. Air Canada said about 500 machinists were involved in to- day's in Winnipeg, 171 in Halifax, a total of 51 in Regina and Saskatoon and about 15 in Thunder Bay. The union also announced it will conduct another of tha strikes sometime after 6 a.m. EDT Thursday in an undis- closed location. Toronto, Air Canada's busiest flight centre, is the only major airport not hit so far by the ro- tating strikes which began last Saturday. Services at the five airports hit today were to be maintained by supervisory personnel. About 30 of the 50 supervisors sent to Toronto from Montreal Tuesday night were sent on to Winnipeg to help maintain services there while a similar number of Mon- treal personnel were sent to Halifax. PERSONNEL ALERTED An airline spokesman said su- pe.visory personnel at Toronto, Former baseball star held on extortion charges Inside Crowsnest Pass citizens are spearheading a drive to obtain a provincial park in the 'Pass. A brief has gone forward to foe land use bearings. Read this story on Page 40. Classified Comics Comment.. District Family Local News 26-30 34 4 3. 40-43 32, 23 17, 18 'I hear there's a fuel shortage Markets 21 Sports 8-10 Entertainment 7 TV e Weather 2 LOW TONIGHT 45, HIGH THUKS. 80: SUNNY LOS ANGELES (AP) Jerry Priddy, a former major league ball player, was being held on extortion charges today in con- nection with a bomb threat Patterson appeal bid dismissed CALGARY (CP) An appeal against an Alberta Supreme Court decision disqualifying former mayor Ernie Patterson of Claresholm, 60 miles north- vest of Lethbridge. as a mem- ber of that town's council has been dismissed by ths Appel- late division of the Alberta Su- preme Court. Mr. Justice C. W. Clement of the division handed down a judgment Tuesday in which he voiced agreement the decision of Mr. Jus- tice W. J. C. Kirby of the trial division. The case developed after an alderman said Mr. Patterson vcled on council matters in which he had a financial inter- est. against a luxury ship, officials said. The FBI in Washington con- firmed the identity of Gerald Edward Priddy, 53, of North Hollywood, who was arrested after a man demanded Tuesday for the location of bombs aboard the liner Island Princess at sea. Priddy, who spent 11 years in the major leagues between 1941 and 1953, was arrested after two cigarette pack-sized items were found on the cruise ship. The ship's captain said the packages were live bombs and were thrown overboard, offi- cials reported. Priddy was to be arraigned today before a U.S. magistrate on a charge of violating the fed- eral extortion statute. He was arrested Tuesday near the offices of Jerry Priddy and Associates Products Unlipv ited, an advertising specialties company which he heads. During his major league ten- ure, he played in games with the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers. He had a lifetime batting average of .265. His best years were in 1948 ar.d 1949 with the Browns when he hit .298 and .290 re- spectively. which handles 230 Air Canada flights daily, had been placed on standby in the event of a strike there and personnel in other locations had been alerted in case their areas were hit Thursday. Management and union repre- sentatives met here Tuesday Roy A. Gallagher, a fed- eral labor department media- tor, for the fourth consecutive day of bargaining. Neither side would comment on the progress of the talks. Several issues are involved in the negotiations including wagees, work schedules, lan- guage rejquirements, the hiring of part-time employees and a union demand for a four-day work week. The union is asking for a wage increase of 15 per cent an hour over a one-year contract. The last company offer was to a raise of 12 per cent an hour over 28 months. The present hourly rate for a machinist with two years ex- perience is between and Two flights were cancelled Saturday during the first 24- hour strike in Vancouver, Cal- gary and Edmonton. dorsing resolution only and pro- poses no legislation. Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield. who supports the mo- tion, moved an amendment when debate on it began last Thursday to have it written into the law itself. The amendment was expected to be defeated vhen it came to a vote today. Opposition members have used the resolution to flail the government on the broad ques- tion of national unity. Frank Howard Skeena) said Tuesday that the Liberal party has "trampled heavily" on the rights of people. Douglas Roche ton Strathcona) used the debate to discuss in broad terms the role in Confederation of Canada. Asserting that western Can- ada believes in the principles of the Official Languages Act, he added: "It is time for Canada to hear tha voice of the new west. We are urban and up-to-date. We are cosmopolitan with the vii tues and vices found in central Canada." Mr. Roche said the over- bearing manner of the govern- ment aroused fears in people and created resentment. How- ever, he would support the reso- lution because it "protecls the careers of unilingual public ser- vants, whether they speak Eng- lish or French." SHRUGS OFF ACTION In a fiery speech Monday, John Diefenbaker urged Con- servative backbenchers to fol- low his lead in opposing the Liberal resolution. But in an in- terview Tuesday, Mr. Stanfield shrugged off the implications of the former prime minister's speech, appearing to dismiss the possibility his party will be harmed by a split vote. "I never said that the resolu- tion would receive unanimous Conservative said Mr. Stanfield. In any case, the offi- cial Conservative position in fa- vor of the resolution is well es- tablished. In other matters Tuesday, Fi- nance Minister John Turner gave the Commons notice he would introduce his long-de- layed corporate and personal income tax motion in tha House today. Beet workers wait for jobs Agricultural Manpower of- ficials in Lethbridge have more native farm laborers than jobs, a situation which may have a detrimental ef- fect on the labor supply for sugar beet fields in years to come. Gil Evans, a fieldman for the Manpower office, said hundreds of workers are waiting for work in Southern Alberta sugar beet fields "but the beets are about two weeks behind schedule on the average and the work is just not here." He said the cool weather had held back the develop- ment of the majority of the beet crop and a larger-than- expected influx of freelance field workers has kept up with the beets as they em- erge. This means the native workers on the manpower- organized labor movement into Southern Alberta are arriving on the scene with no work available. Mr. Evans said the field should be in full swing next week but in the mean- time native workers are ar- riving in the south or are waiting for a bus in North- ern Alberta and Saskatch- ewan. "If any farmer needs a worker for any job or is just willing to provide a place for the workers to stay until the beet field work is ready, they can call the Manpower he said. "If we can't locate the workers in the south, they may get discouraged and re- fuse to come to work in the beet fields in future years. "And it may be in a year when the freelance workers aren't as available, causing a labor shortage which could hurt the sugar beet grow- ers." A busload arrived Tues- day afternoon and another load was expected at the Lethbridge Exhibition Grounds early this morning. Mr. E_vans said the Tues- day shipment of workers could be placed but "I don't know what I'm going to do with the workers who came in today." Nixon rebuilds shattered staff Plan talks to end egg war VICTORIA (CP) Agricul- ture Minister Dave Stupich is to meet Thursday with repre- sentatives of the National Egg Council on marketing to try to negotiate an end to the great egg war. WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon announced three moves today in a major rebuild- ing of his Watergate-shaken White House staff. Gen. Alexander Haig will re- tire from army duty and con- tinue as chief of the White House staff, a post he has held on an interim basis. Former Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird was appointed counsellor to the president for domestic affairs and, in that cabinet-rank post, will in effect succeed John Ehrlichman who resigned April 30 along with the former staff chief H, R. Halde- man. Ronald Ziegler. while remain- ing as press secretary, will be given the added title of assist- ant to the president and given a role in White House policy mak- ing. Haig's retirement from the army will take effect Aug. 1, at which time he will be appointed assistant to the president. A for- mer deputy to foreign policy ex- pert Henry Kissinger, Haig had been recalled to the White House from his post as army wee-chief of staff following Hal- deman's resignation. SUPERVISE STAFF Today's announcement said Haig will be responsible for and supervision of Hie day-to-day operations and responsibilities of the White House staff." ISten and heard About town A LBERTA Supreme Court Justice D. H. Bowen agreeing with a statement made by a local lawyer that it is more expensive to keep a wife than it is to hire a house- keeper Irene Soenen proudly displaying her pot- bellied stove lamp won at the St. Basil's Mother's Day Tea and Sylvester Sander licking his lips over his prize cake. CFMM division suffers setback Mayor stalks out of conference CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) The Metropolitan Toronto dele- gation expressed support for the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities (CFMM) to- day following the departure of Toronto Mayor David Crombic. Toronto Alderman Reid Scott, considered a likely candidate for chairmanship of Metro To- ronto council, told reporters the delegation feels the CFMM has "a constructive and useful role in public affairs." He denied that Mayor Crombie had walked out of the conference, though the Toronto mayor told a reporter he was leaving because the meeting was ojly a "aocial occasion." Mayor Art Phillips of Van- couver also has left the confer- ence. "I don't want to make a big thing of it at he said in an interview. "I'm just leaving really because I feel that I'm wasting my time a bit, and I feel the conference is too stretched out There are things to do and I'm just was- ting time." Conference Chairman Ivor Dent, mayor of Edmonton, said r. Crombie apparently sees himself as "Gods gift to Cana- dian municipalities.' Other mayors said they regret the To- ronto mayors action and hope his city will stay in the feder- aiton. Mr. Crombie's walkout came after an attempt by some big cities to shore-up the divided federation. The big-city delega- tion at the conference approved the resolution throwing full sup- port behind the CFM. TO STILL FEARS The resolution, proposed by Mayor Vic Copps of Hamilton, was designed to quiet fears of small cities that large munici- palities will branch out on their own. These fears arose follow- ing a recent meeting of large cities in Toronto where common problems were discussed. Mayor D. G. Newman ot Whitby, Ont., CFMM president, has urged the conference to come up with single view on national issues for submission to the provincial and federal governments at the next tri- level meeting in Edmonton in October. Mr. Crombie has disputed the need for a single national voice on urban issues. He has sug- gested municipalities should concentrate on regional talks with provinces. The Toronto mayor said Tues- day that the CFMM conference is little more than an "annual social event by which reeves and aldermen and councillors get together once a year." He was apparently referring to the fact that no working sessions were planed for two afternoons in the four-day meeting.