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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Farran, Dowling get cabinet appointments HOY FARRAN EDMONTON Ap- pointment of Roy Farran of Calgary North Hill as tele- phones minister and promotion of Bob to consumer af- fairs minister from minister without portfolio was announc- ed Monday by Premcir Peter Lougliecd. Mr. Farran, pile of the archi- tects of the Alberta Progressive Conservative government's new property tax reduction plan, fills the cabinet vacancy caused by the traffic death Feb. 25 of former telephones minister Lcti Werry of Cal- gary. Mr. Farran headed the provincial government's task force on provincial municipal financial reform which result- ed in the property tax plan. An author, he was a Calgary alderman for 10 years before being elected to the legislature for the first time in 1971. He is 52. DISTINGUISHED CAREER He boasts a distinquished career graduation from Bri- tain's Sandhurst Royal Mili- tary College; decorations in- cluding the Distinquished Ser- vice Order, the Military Cross and the French croix de Guerre; retirement from the British Army in 1948 with the rank of major. Mr. Dowling, 38, a Jasper pharmacist, has been minister without portfolio responsible for tourism since the present Conservative government was sworn into office in 1971 after sweeping out the long time Social Credit administration in that year's provincial election. His new appoinlment, and elevation of consumer affaire to a full department presided over by a minister, reflects the government's growing concern with this side of government. Only last Friday, in his bud- get speech, Provincial Treasur- er Gordon Miniely had said the government intended to put a minister without portfolio in charge of consumer affairs lie- cause it was becoming so im- portant, FULL MINISTER "I have now Premier Ixwgheed said Mon- day, "that it would clearly be in the public interest to have a full minister of consumer af- fairs." The government intends to bring in an act this session of the legislature to establish the new department. It wilt take in the present consumer affairs, licensing of trades and busi- nesses, insurance and com- panies branches as well as re- lated agencies. Mr. Dowling, who represents Edson constituency and first entered the legislature through a byelection in 1969, will con- tinue to be responsible for the tourist industry. BOB DOWLING The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXVI No. 72 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES Trustees are to soften Pearl Buck dies Canada may quit Vietnam peace team IIy VICTOR SIACKrK Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada may soon decide to withdraw from the International Commission for Control and Supervision in Vietnam, unless there is a change for the better in the situation soon, External Affairs Min- ister Mitchell Sharp told the .Commons Monday. The three opposition parties in the House strongly criticized the minister for failing to take before Paarlia- mant the question of continued participation in the con- trol commission. Outside tho House 'Mr. Sharp said cabinet would make a decision within the next two or three weeks whether to continue to participle in the Vietnam peace-keeping operation. After the government has de- cided it wiil then go before Parliament and seek ap- proval of its decision, he declared. "The continuation of peace in Vietnam does not de- pend on Canadians being on the he told newsmen in response to questions. He stressed that peace would not necessarily come to an end just because Canada might decide to with- draw. The peace, could continue without the ICCS, he said. Mr. Sharp disclosed he may decide soon to go to Vietnam to view the situation 'at first hand, to help cabinet reach a decision. He lias already had several innoculation "shots" in preparation for such a trip and would take a number of opposition members with him. One of Canada's essential conditions in participat- ing in the -ICCS was the establishment of an outside political authority independent of the belligerents them- selves to which the commission could send its reports. Canada had proposed at the Paris conference that the secretary general cf the United Nations be that "inde- pnntlnnt r.iiJhori'y" to vcceivr mlt] circulate communi- cations from the ICCS. The pariciparits in the Paris conference were far from enthusiastic over the Canadian proposal. Books highlighted 7he fun and importance of books in education is highlighted this week at Si. Basil's School in north letn- bridge as part of several special projects designed to emphasize Alberta Education Week. Grade 4 students Bonnie Bannerman, left, and Sharon Salmon personally inspected1 St. Basil's book fair on its opening day Monday. The display will be open to students, parents and friends Wednesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rogers asks death for commandos (AP) Pearl S. Buck, the daughter o' mis- sionaries who won the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for her writ- ings on China, died today at her home here. She was 80. Beverly Drake, Miss Bucks private secretary, said the au- thor died "quietly." Born in West Virginia on June 26, 1892, Mis Buck was raised in China and learned to speak Chinese before she learned Eng- lish. It was that upbringing, she said, that influenced not only the subject of her writing but her style as well. She spent the first 17 years her life in China, returned to the United States for a stay and then worked as a Presbyterian missionary in China from 1914 until 1935. The Chinese govern- ment refused her request to revisit the country last October. She won the American Pulit- zer Prize in 1932 for The Good Earth, a book detailing the rise PEARL BUCK By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer As talks begin today in an ef- fort to reach settlement with rural teachers, the chair- man of the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association says he is optimistic agree- ment is possible without strike action. Ray Clark, in an Interview this morning; said trustees are willing to soften the'ir position if rural teachers are too. He would not say what concessions, if any, he was prepared to place on the bargaining table. "I hope we can come to some understanding. We know you can't force the other side all Ihe way. There's got to be some movement on both sides to make a bargaining team, "I'm not saying we have any leeway. "I'm really worried whether a strike mil servfe any purpose on either side. "How far we ran move, and Britain declares to power of a Chinese peasant day budget wliicti was cited for "its epic nnonino war on LONDON (CP) _ Anthony Barber, chancellor of the ex- chequer, today embarked on a twin theme of industrial ex- pansion and a war on inflation as he unveiled his Shrove Tues- Inside Classified 16-10 Comics 6 Comments 4, 5 District ________ 3 Editorials 4 Family 8, 9 Local News 1.1, 14 Markets 15 Sports 10, II Theatres 7 TV 7 Weather 2 'Don't started TONIGHT 20, "S HIGH WED. M, MILD, SUNNY WASHINGTON (Reuter) _ Stale Secretary William Rogers has called for the execution of the eight Black Sepember Pal- estinian commandos who killed two States diplomats and a Belgian envoy in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum last Friday. "I dont know of any other way to deal with Rogers told reporters." I think the death penalty is quite appro- priate." The bodies of the U.S. diplo- mats, Cleo Noel and G. Curtis Mooro, arrived in Washington Monday night from Khartoum aboard a presidential aircraft. Noel, appionted U.S. am- bassador to Sudan last Decem- ber, and Mcore, his d2nuly, were slain with Belgian Charge d'Affsires Guy Eid after being seized by the commandos dur- ing a farewell parly in the Saudi embassy for Moore. Two other diplomat hostages were freed unharmed when the com- mandos surrendered Sunday. IRA threat cancels After appearing before a.Sen- ale committee, Rogers stressed the government's anger and dis- tress at the ragedy. While acknowledging tha't the Sudanese government has the final word on dealing with the eight commandos, Rogers was explicit in believing that execu- tion is the only justafiable sen- tence. "We hope that the Sudanese government will make that the most extreme penslty is im- posed under their he told reporters. U.S. officials could not, how- ever, confirm reports from Khartoum that Sudanese au- thorities have told U.S. diplo- mats the eight men will be exe- cuted. Officials in Washington said they have been assured that the eight Palestinians will be prosecuted under Sudanese law. But there was no sugges- tion that their fate has already been decided. 'its epic sweep, its distinct and moving characterization its sustained story interest, its simple and yet richly colored style.' Miss Buck's writings brought her wealth, much of which went to Pearl S. Buck Foundation, an organization devoted to the sup- port of Asian children fathered by American servicemen. The foundation, established in 1D64, has helped more than chil- dren in five countries. The author was married twice. She divorced her first husband, John Los sing Buck, a missionary on the faculty of Nanking University, in 3935 after 18 years of marriage and wed her publisher, Richard J. Walsh. Walsh died in I960. Miss Buck had one daughter by her first husband, a girl who suffered from a metabolic dis- order and spent most of her life at a home in New Jersey. Srie also adopted nine boys and girl and brought them up at her farm estate Li Bucks County, Pa. Opening his two-hour budget speech, Barber predicted that in spite of Britain's numerous strikes and threat of a general one-day strike, the economy will grow by five per cent this year. This would be almost double the average growth of previous years. Supporting earlier speculation that there would he no dramatic tax cuts, Barber said he feels the system of lax reform now is complete. Barber said he does not be- lieve Britain is less capable than other countries in .obtain- ing a five-per-cent growth rate. "What they can do we can he told a packed House of Commons. "An essential objective is fas- ter growth and control of in- flation." Barber touched on the world monetary crisis and the coming Paris talks to find a solution. He insisted that the British pound has not been under pres- sure, though the pound showed weakness in most European centres last week. Finance ministers of the 10 leading industrial countries, in- cluding Canada, will meet in Paris Friday in efforts to re- store stability in the value of the U.S. dollar and other cur- rencies. Airlines refuse to fly PARIS (AP) A number of airlines boycotted French skies today because two Spanish jet liners collided during a strike by air controllers, and a Swed- ish jet captain said he nearly had a second collision over France. The chief of staff of the French air force acknowledged the radar cover in the area of Monday's crash is "less than perfect." Gen. Claude Grigaut told a news conference that shortage of ground equipment left gaps in the radar network around Nantes, a control checkpoint in western France for virtually all air traffic between Spain'and Britain. But ha insisted the main caust of Monday's colli- sion was pilot error. New regional expansion deal seen racing From AP-RF.UTER BELFAST (CP) Northern Ireland's largest horse racing event was cancelled today after republican guerrillas threatened to blow up the track. The Provisional wing of the Irish Republican Army, in a statement Monday night, warned fans to stay away from Downpatrick track, about '20 miles south of here, during Ihe Ulster national meeting Wednesday. By GREG McINTYRE Herald Legislature Bureau -Strong indi- cations were given in the leg- islature Monday that the con- troversial federal department of regional economic expansion (DHEEl "special areas" in Al- bcrla will be abolished next year. Charges of political patron- age have surrounded the grant- ing of DREE money across the country. At present only two areas in Alberta are eligible for DREE money the Lethbridge-Mcd- icine Hat Brooks Dnimhellcr region and the Lesser Slave Lake area. The Alberta government has been trying to get the federal government to designate the whole province, outside the cit- ies of Edmonton and Calgary, as a special area under DREE. EXPIRE IN 1S73 Fred Peacock, minister of in- dustry, in reply to questions in the legislature, said "We have been assured Ihat this program will he reconsidered by the federal government." Federal and Intergovernmen- tal Affairs Minister Don Getty said the current designaletl areas in Alberta expire at the end of 1073 and agree- ments, we hope when they terminate will be replaced by a new method of DREE imple- mcntaton in the province." Jack Cookson (PCI.acombc) noted (hat the Red Deer Cham- ber of ComiKcrcc has written to Industry Minister Peacock condemning the exclusion of many AlV.Tta communities from DREE programs. Mr. Peacock agreed that there are "inequities and pol- itical boundaries" in the DREE program. The Red Deer chamber letter said areas left out of the fed- eral program are at a "sub- stantial disadvantage in at- tracting industrial develop- A resolution in the letter en- dorsed by 41 communities in the province called for the whole province outside the two metropolitan centres to he in- cluded in DREE. Tho letter said Ihe change would be in line with the pro- vincial government's stated aim to decentralize develop- ment where possible. At pres- ent, said the letter, young peo- ple are leaving the rural com- munities for better employment and education opportunities in the large cities. Al Slubbs, Alberta director of DREE in Edmonton, said in an interview that "there has been talk" of changing the DREE program in Alberta. However, he said any announcement would have to come from (he minister Don Jamicson in Oltawa. Mr. Stubbs admitted, how- ever, that personally he would like to see the whole province outside the two main cities in- cluded in DREE. Kow far they'll move, depends on our flexibility and teacher Mr. Clark said. SET STRIKE DATE Teachers in 18 rural school districts announced Monday they will walk off the job March 12 if a settlement is not reach- ed in their contract talks with SASAA. Rural educators are unhappy with the SASAA offer of a 6.2 per cent wage boost. They are seeking salscy increases ol 7.5 per cent, payment for teacher qualifications and trustee con- tributions of 50 per cent to the Alberta Health Plan and Blue Cross. Mr. Clark said today the lat- est SASAA offer, if accepted will total million. If fringe benefits are included, he said, the cost will rise by DENIES'ALLEGATION He denied teacher allegations that SASAA-has a million surplus with which to meet sal- ary demands. "There is really no five-and- a-half million dollar cash- sur- plus. We don't get any Foun- dation Program grants until tho end of March. What are we go- ing to operate on from January to "March? "It's money in trust such ns accounts receivable and land reserve fund not money in Our Mr. Clark said. If a strike does occur, Mr. Clark said the government will step in after less than a monlh's non operation of schools. "We're not looking for the government to step in but I'm sure they would if we wouldn't come to some sort of agree- ment within three weeks. "We hope we can settle it ourselves. We've never gone on strike in this area and I've been bargaining for 20 Mr. Clark said. ACCUSES TEACHERS Teachtrs have been without a contract since September of last year. When a 1973 settle- ment is reached, bargaining will begirt anew for 1974 this August 31. Mr. Clark said today trustees would prefer a contract of 16 to 23 months. He accused teachers of attempting to destroy the SASAA organization. "They're trying to make us look bad in the eyes of the pro- vincial goverfir'jnt, trying to break down these associations. Where these teachers are situ- ated (rural centres) they're really well paid. "They are head and shoul- ders above other wage earners in the areas they Mr. Clark said. At Edmonton, Labor Minister Bert Hohol said he .is hopeful contract agreement can be re-ached soon. Replying to a question in the legislature from new Tele- phones Minister Roy Farran, Dr. Hohol said: "We're hopeful that with the assistance of the mediation slaff we should have an agreement soon." I Seen and heard About town O OWLER fan Dcrmnis Kisio wondering if his gamo will improve if he wears lus slices on the proper feet in- stead of wearing them on the wrong feet like he did Friday N'ick "Sax" Kucheran alrr.r-Tt wearing out his mouthpiece preparing for the Big Band concert at the Vatcs March 18 ;