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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 150 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES NO NIGHTSHIFTS FOR 15-18 GROUP EDMONTON (CP) Persons between the ages of 15 and 18 will not be permitted to work between a.m. and 6 a.m. under a nsw regulation to the Alberta Manpower and Labor Act. Changes in the act announced Wednesday al- low youths under the age of 15 to work until 9 p.m. and not before 6 a.m. the following day. the old regulations, persons under 15 were not permitted to work past 8 p.m. A regulation permitting employment of youths between the ages of 12 and 14 on construction projects or as commercial gardeners and land- sorapers has been revoked. The department said heavy equipment now is used in most of thsse jobs, creating a more hazardous working en- vironment. A little necking Elwood Craig, 78, and Gertrude Cahill, 65, da a little necking on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday. Both agreed they are having "a swinging time" with their TOO companions in a week-long visit to Ottawa. They are two of elderly persons who will visit Ottawa this year under a grant from the secretary of state's office. Saigon refuses to sign pact Hurlburt avoids Trudeau ftrap' By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Lethbridge MP Ken Hurlburt Wednes- day night said he had decided to avoid falling into a "trap" set by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and instead vote in favor of the controversial bilingual- ism resolution because it offers some safeguards to English speaking federal civil servants. "I think what critics of Mr. Trudeau have said is right. The prime minister only brought this resolution before the House of Commons in an attempt to split the Progressive Conservative party in two and to try to ensure that the party will not be able to gain any more seats in said Mr. Hurlburt before last night's vote. The Lethbridge MP said the prime minister, by using bilingualism as a party political ploy, was trying to split the Progressive Conservative party in two even if at the same time it meant splitting Canada in two. CRITICIZES TRUDEAU HANDLING think Mr. Trudeau .has handled the entire ques- tion of bilingualem in an appalling manner. I agree that French Canadians have a right to speak to the federal government in their own language but it's ail impossible situation when he ignores the feelings and futures of English speaking Canadians on the mat- ter. It shows he doesn't really care about Canadian unity at all." Mr. Hurlburt said if Mr. Trudeau was really being sincere concerning the resolution and the safeguards it contains, he would have accepted Progressive Conserv- ative Robert Stanfield's amendment that would make the safeguards law for evermore. "I'm sick of people such as Mr Trudeau, Transport Minister Jean Marcband and Communications Minister Gerard Pelletier calling Western Canadians bigots and racists. They'd love us to vote against the resolution so that for evermore they would be able to point out to Quebec that we are against them. Well, I'm not going to fall into the Mr. Hurlburt said even though "my heart tells me to vote against it my head tells me to back Mr. Stan- field and avoid splitting the Conservative party in two just when we are so close to success." The Lethbridge MP pointed out that while Mr. Stan- field had voted for abolition of the death penalty, ha had given individual MPs a free choice on the matter. Mr. Hurlburt voted for retention of the death penalty. "I appreciated Mr. Stanfield giving me a choice on the matter. Now since he has asked me to avoid Mr. Trudeau's trap and vote with the party on this matter, I feel I have an obligation to do so." SAIGON (AP) The Saigon government, apparently trying to forestall any concessions by Henry Kissinger to the Commu- nists, announced today it would not sign any new truce agree- ment worked out in Paris. The announcement suggested that Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho may be working on ad- ditional amendments to the original Vietnam ceasefire, signed in Paris Jan. 27. Kissinger and Tho are be- lieved to be working on ways to implement the original agree- ment rather than renegotiate it. The Saigon government report- edly has agreed in principle on 11 points under consideration but has offered some counter- Oil magnate's son is dead LOS ANGELES (AP) George Franklin Getty II, el- dest son of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, died Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times said he had been admitted to a hospital suffering from a knife cut. Police said an investigation was being made into the death of the 48-year-old executive vice-president of the Getty Oil Co., but that murder was not suspected. An autopsy was scheduled to- day. Earlier Wednesday, a family spokesman said Getty appar- ently died of a cerebral hemora- hage. pioposals on how to put them into effect. The announcement was marked by a flurry of diplo- matic activity in Saigon. Acting U.S. Ambassador Charles Whitehouse met twice with For- eign Minister Tran Van Lam. After the second meeting, the two went to confsr with Presi- dent Nguyen Van Thieu. LEAVES DOOR OPEN Tiiieu met with his National Security Council earlier in the doy. At the daily afternoon news briefing for reporters, the Saigon spokesman, Bui Bao True, left the door open for Saigon to join North Vietnam, the Viet Cong and the United States in signing a joint appeal for strict adherence to the pro- visions of the original agree- ment. "It might bs he said when ssked whether Sai- gon would sign such an appeal. and heard About town JTARMER Ray Elliott scratching his ear at an auction and buying a large buckst of bo'ts Joyce Dunlop taking an unscreoul- ed dip into a lake attempting to retrieve a golf ball Barbara Haney mailing her 4-H report to The Herald from England. STRIKERS BACK ON THE JOB The 30 striking members of Local 1111 of the Construction and Genial Workers Union were back on the job this jnor- ning following the signing of A new two 'year contract late Wednesday. The laborers wage dispute strike lasted three days against the construction firms of Gillett Construction, Ken- wood Engineering and Wes- bridge Construction. They settled for an increase of a per hour over two years and the firms agreed to pay 10 cents per. hour toward a pension plan in addition to the 10 cents per person psr hour already being contributed by the contractors to a welfare program, spokesman said. The laborers were seeking a' wage increase over two years and the contractors had previously offered a 85 cent per hour increase by the end of the contract period in 1974. The unskilled construction worker not be receiving per hour when the new agreement terminates. College plays second fiddle By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer If students have to be persuaded to attend the University of preference to Lethbridge Community provincial government is pre- pared to go along with the trend, Advanced Education Minister Jim Foster said Wednesday. Mr. Foster, in an interview rath The Herald, said LCC may suffer from such a policy but the college will not collapse. "When .p" have a university in a difficult siiuatioi like this, jour college can suffer in the short run and it won't hurt. "I don't want to admit the situation at the University of Lethbridge is critical, but it is Mr. Foster said. The provincial government recently announced a bursary cffer, cf per student psr year, to bolster sagging enrol- ment at the U of L. Mr. Foster said Alberta stu- dents, living within a 15 mile radius of any other university or college, will not be eligible for the Lethbridge provincial bursary. Students at Calgary and Ed- monton are also not allowed under the government pro- gram. "Let's see if we can't find 200 or 300 students and see if they can't be persuaded to come here. Calling this a bribe is too strong a word but that's damn close to Mr. Foster said. The minister said his de- partment will bs particularly concerned if U of L enrolment drops below 800 s t u dents, should the government subsidy foil. Financial incentives Mr. Foster said financial in- centives are just one possibility designed to aid the U of L. If more students are attracted by the provincial bursary, he said, extra programs and more buildings could be added to the university. He said tha U of L has been told, in definite terms, further expansion will depend entirely on increased enrolment and an improved attitude to the Lethbridge community. "There will be no new major capital construction unless there's a significant change in enrolment. Any major facility must involve consideration of the community. "If tha University of Leth- bridge does not involve itself in the community voluntarily, this (construction) develop- ment forces them. We hope it doesn't come to Mr. Foster said. On March 8, U of L president Dr. Bill Beekel said his uni- versity is more interested in a "global approach" to educa- tion than it is to the specific needs of Lethbridge and South- ern Alberta. Mr. Foster said Wednesday that type of attitude must, and will, change. "The universities have the message that they are expect- ed to involve the community. It remains to be seen what the universities do about it in the the minister said. He said the government bur- sary program may discrimi- nate against the Universities of Calgary and Alberta, but such discrimination is needed to meet a crisis situation on the Lethbridge campus. "We're dis c r i im i n atiag. Sometimes it's a desperate move, and sometimes you have to do it. They fear politics "If Alberta students are go- ing to move anyway, we would like them to move to Leth- the minister said. Mr. Foster said Alberta uni- versities fear politics which is the system solely responsi- ble for their existence. "They feel politics is some- how working against the best interests of the university. "Their very existence is poli- tics. The U of L special status is political. This bursary pro- gram is Mr. Foster said. On another matter, Mr. Fos- ter said he cannot understand the concern of Dr. C. D. Stew- art, community college presi- dent, about LCC governors' ap- pointments. "C. D. Stewart has been told col'ege governors will be nam- ed by the end of June. know what he's upset the minister said. The terms of three LCC gov- ernors expire this month. Vote opens split in Tory ranks OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons overwhelming ap- proval Wednesday to the gov- ernment public service bilin- gualism program with a vote that opened a split in the Con- servative party. A resolution by Prime Minis- ter Trudeau, setting 1978 as the target date for a functionally bilingual public service, passed 214 to 16. All opposition came from the Conservatives. All the Social Credit members present abstained. The 16 Conservatives, all but two from western Canada, broke ranks in spite of party pressure to follow Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield and support the resolution. It was the second blow of the afternoon for Mr. Stanfield who has supported the Official Lan- guages Act_and the goal of a bilingual public service. Three hours earlier, his at- tempt to have the government resolution become part of the Official Languages Act was de- feated 143 to 96 with two Con- servatives abstaining and 13 others absent, He said later he does not re- gard those who opposed him as rebels or consider their stand a threat to his leadership. Rather, they were demonstrating dis- satisfaction with the act and a belief that the resolution, with- out legal teeth, is meaningless. The group was led by John Diefenbaker, who said after the vote he did nol seek the support of any who took part in the re- volt He brushed aside suggestions that the party had been harmed, but he said those vot- ing for the resolution will have "a lot of explaining to do'' in their constituencies. He described the resolution as "the greatest fraud ever com- mitted on the Canadian people" and said it makes second-class citizens of all whose origin is neither English nor French. Mr. Stanfield said he was en- couraged by the "almost unani- mous" support from Con- servatives for his amendment. None opposed the proposal and, of those present, only Mr. Die- fenbaker and William Skoreyko (Edmonton East) abstained from voting. Before the main vote, there were rumors of attempts to bring Conservatives into line and avoid a serious party split. One report said Mr. Stanfield threatened to withdraw finan- cial support in the next election from all MPs breaking ranks, but the Conservative leader de- nied it. Parly also denied that Conservatives were urged Wednesday morning to stay away from Hie Commons if they could not support the resolution. Mr. Diefenbaker. who chal- lenged his colleagues Monday to break with Mr. Stanfield on the issue, said no attempt was made to bring him into line. "Nobody has ever come to me with pressure unless they kept their posteriors out of way." Airline may close down MONTREAL (CP) John Baldwin, Air Canada president, said today the cumulative ef- fects of rotating strikes by the International Association of Ma- chinists (IAM) may force the airline to suspend operations. He told a news conference the length of time Air Canada can continue to operate during 24- hour rotating strikes by the ma- chinists "depends on the num- ber, location and frequency of the strikes." "There comes a point when Air Canada has to ask itself if it can continue operations. That point has not yet come but the cumulative effects of the strikes could lead us to a situ- ation where we may question whether it is right and proper continue." Mr. Baldwin spoke a few hours after 145 machinists in St. John's, Nfld., Quebec City and Ottawa walked off the job for 24 hours. A flight from Ottawa to Val d'Or, Que., was cancelled by Air Canada as the IAM be- gan the fourth in its series of rotating strikes. Air Canada will do its best to continue operations, Mr. Bald- win said, but has to consider daily its capacity to provide a satisfactory service, the eco- nomic situation it faces and the safety factor. Negotiations between the air- line and the 6.400-member IAM broke off Wednesday night. Air Canada said wages were the main stumbling block. The union had no comment. Mr. Baldwin said there had been no contact between the two sides since talks ended. In Lethbridge A wind-whipped Peter lougheed tucks in his tie on arrival at the Lethbridge Airport Wednesday for the dinner in his honor. Some 135 people at- tended the affair, which was closed to ths press, and hearc Mr. Lougheed deliver an "off-the-cuff" talk on a broad range of subjects. Most of the Loug- heed cabinet was also at the dinner held at Sven Ericksen's Family R e s- turant. Bloods get artifacts for dance EDMONTON (CP) Indians of the Blood Reserve in south- ern Alberta near Lethbridge will be able to hold their first complete sun dance in 24 years this month after taking loan of religious artifacts held by the provincial museum. Horst Schmid, minister of cul- ture, youth and recreation, agreed to lend the artifacts to the band because holding the sun dance without them would be like holding a religious cere- mony with 10 pagas cl the Bible he said. Included in the artifacts are a staff, headdress and arm bands. Spacemen try to fix wing HOUSTON (AP) Rating their chances of success at 50- 50, two Skylab astronauts today began a dramatic space walk to try to free a solar wing and re- store nearly full power to their orbiting laboratory. Commander Charles Conrad Jr. exited first through an air- lock hatch and positioned him- self in foot restraints on the side of the vehicle. Before stepping out, Dr. Jo- seph P. Kerwin passed out tube sections which Conrad assem- bled into a makeshift handrail which would ease his way to the stuck panel, 25 feet away. Success of the 270-mile-high space stroll would provide the space station with additional badly needed electrical power and enable Conrad, Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz to complete a full experiment load during the re- maining 14 days of their four- week mission. Inside Classified 20-23 Comics 28 Comment 4, 5 District 3 Family 18, 19 Local News 13, 14 Markets 17 Sports 8, 9, 11 Entertainment 7 TV 6 Weather 2 Youth........10 LOW TONIGHT 45. HIGH FRIDAY 70; SUNNY ;