Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, June 25, 1973 fSenior servants want one boss9 OTTAWA (CP) Whib many regard the flare-up be- tween Stanley Haidasz, minister responsible for multicultural- ism, and a senior public servant as an isolated incident, others point to it as a predictable re- sult of a second minister being given authority over an existing department. "Senior public servants do not want to deal with more than one political says an Ot- tawa veteran who has seen it from both sides. "It has never worked well." When Robert Andras first en- tered the cabinet in 1968 and was assigned to the Indian af- fairs department to assist the minister, John Chretien, sources say he had "one hell of a time." It never became public knowl- edge, the sources say, because Mr. Andras, now minister of manpower and immigration, took a low-key approach to the situation, and there were of those explosive memos which blew the lid on Mr. Haidasz' dispute. But the sources say a second political presence in the department, to say the least, was highly unwelcome. In the present case, Mr. Hai- dasz has no department of his own and draws on the citizen- ship branch of the state secre- tary's department. The leaked memo that set off the uproar came from Bernard Ostry, an of state for citi- zenship who said he would be irresponsible to approve a re- quest from the minister for a advertising program. And he went on to tell the minister that, in future, he should deal with Mr. Ostry or a new undersecretary of state re- garding substantive policy mat- ters. Some politicians think it was unprecedented for a mollc servant to tick off a minister this way. But Mr. Ostry is not an em- ployee of Mr. Haidasz' depart- works directly under State Secretary Hugh Faulk- Mr. FauJkner quicMy jumped to the defence of bis un- dersecretary. "I admire public servants who are prepared to give strong he said. And Air. Hai- dasz, who earlier said it would be "very difficult" for him to continue working with Mr. Os- try. had no recourse but to face the very difficult task. A senior public servant says thera will always be problems for a minister who must u'ilize the staff of another minister. "The system simply does not work." He recalled the resentment that wafted through he defence department in 1963 when the minister, Douglas Harkness, re- signed. The associate minister, Pierre Sevigny, issued a news release in which he was identi- fied as the minister. Then Prime Minister John Diefenba- fcar reinstated the word "associ- ate" in short order. This public servant says that the difficulties now faced by Mr. Haidasz can be resolved only if he is given a staff of Ms own. And that would mean Cie creation of a new department. Martha Mitchell travels alone WASHINGTON (AP) Martha Mitchell, once the darling of the Nixon adminis- tration, now travels a lonely, bitter road. "Give 'em hell, Nixon said as she attacked his critics in the dajs her husband was the attorney- general. But now she has said that the president should resign over Watergate that he was surrounded by liars that her husband John is pro- tecting him. Mrs. Mitchell was last seen Thursday, apparently heading out of New York to escape re- porters. It was different a few years ago. Her gabbiness grabbed headline after headline. She spoke of anti-war demonstra- tors as "liberal Communists" and phoned the Arkansas Ga- zette and asked them to "crucify" Senator J. William Fulbright. AND GAMES' "Good fun and her husband later described it. Nixon was delighted, and Mrs. Mitchell returned ths af- fection. That mood changed a few months later, after the Water- gate raiders were caught in- side Democratic headquar- ters. Mrs. Mitchell threatened publicly to leave her husband un'ess he quit as Nixon's campaign chairman. Without being specific, she spoke darkly of dirty doings. Mitchell quit shortly after that. Now he is accused in sworn testimony of helping plan and cover up the wire- tapping, which he denies. He has pleaded not guilty io charges of conspiracy, per- jury and obstruction of justice in a somewhat-related case. Mrs. Mitchell briefly dropped from sight after the Watergate raid and 10 days later told reporters she was a political prisoner and "they don't want me to talk." The fun and gamas are over. The blame for Voter- gate belongs "right on the White she said in an interview. Indians change voting system Indian Association of Alberta has adopted a province wide system of voting to elect its president. The new procedure aims to end allegations that elections are dominated by the host areas and complaints about the distances Indians travel each year to vote for their association executive. Under the old system, al- though one vote was allowed for every 10 reserve members, the delegate had to travel to the annual meeting to vote. The cost and inconvenicne of the trip many to stay home. This ycsr only 45 Indians from the southern tribes of Treaty 7 made the trip to Hay Lakes Reserve in Northwest Alberta, compared with more than 300 Treaty 8 Indians. This was a factor in Harold Cardinal's re-election as presi- be won despite opposi- tion from southern tribes. DAY SET ASIDE Next year polls are to be set up in each Treaty area and a day set aside for an annual v te throughout Alberta. "The "rovince wide system will r' i everyone a better chance, d will be said Jimmie Munroe from Treaty 7. "Some of us had to travel 1.000 miles to get here and that's stupid." Mr. Cardinal said he was not impressed by the young peo- ple's complaints about the dis- tance they travelled, and in- troduced Mrs. Sophie Dahdona to the delgates. Mrs. Dahdona, 98, had walked six miles to at- tend the meeting. MORE UNITED The association's 30th annual meeting ended with Indians more united and involved than ever before, said Don Cardinal, northern vice-president. The previous dissension among some members of the association had disappeared, and that the disagreements had been a good thing, he said. "It's very healthly for the association to have opposition." Divers tell story Survivors tell story Archibald Menzies, left, and Robert Meek listen to questions during a press confer- ence in Vero Beach, Florida. The two survivars of the recent submarine accident said they were ready to dive again in the mini-sub. _______ VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) Two undersea researchers who died after their minisubraarine was trapped on the ocean floor vetoed a plan to swim 351 feet to the surface in favor of wait- ing for navy divers, two surviv- ing comrades said Friday. Archibald (Jock) Menzies, 90, and Robert Meek, 27, told of thdr 31-hour ordeal under the Atlantic at a news conference after a funeral service for Clay- ton Link, 31, and Albert Stover, 51. Link and Stover died of car- bcn-diaxide poisonirg while waiting to be rescued in the rear chamber of the midget sub The rear chamber of the Johnson-Sea Link sub doubles as a "lock-out" compartment, which could be pressurized to allow divers to Isave the vessel. The men had the necessary equipment but no diver has ever made a free ascent from 351 feet. The world record is 306 feet. WATTED FOR NAVY "They decided didn't want to lock ouV s-H a of Scotland who lives in Florida. "We aereed to wait fo" the navy divers." Link son of Sea Link designer Edwin Link and Stover was an expert on submarine safety. Mrczies said the two decided against leaving the chamber after being told rescuers would arrive five hours after the mini- sub was trapped Sunday morn- ing. The craft tangled in cables dangling from a scuttled de- stroyer 20 miles off West. Repeated efforts with other submarines and a divin" bsll failed. The vessel was finally raised Monday afternoon when commercial salvage shin cleared ihs entangling debris with a grappling hook. "We had sufficient life up- port Meek said. There was no reason why we thought the navy wouldn't res- cue us." "We didn't think about much except keeping Meek said. "We were under pretty bad effects of C02 (carbon diox- ide) poisoning." An autopsy showed the two men died about noon Monday. The four were trying to re- trieve a fish trao on an arti- ficial rsef when the craft snagged on the destroyer. Their research of marine life was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Menzies said he has not lost confidence in the Sea Link. THE LETHBRIOCE HERALD S 13 SPECIES There are 13 species of turtle known in Canada. Something Is Happening At MVOSKHK Olympic Stain 1 Gal. 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