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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Gruenwald asks new education finance plan r.rucr. MVINTYHK llcrahl SlafE Writer EDMONTON Dick Gruenwald (SC I.etlibridge West) told Uie Alberta legislature Friday he will for- mally ask a special legislative committee lo study "a different concept of educational finance." The new scheme would give parents more choice in the schools their children alt end. While he left the details until the time he presents the formal motion, Mr. Gruenwald is known lo favor a "voucher system." The system would give parents "education credit" tor each child to be spent, at (he school of their choice. Jim Foster, minister of advanced education, ask- ed Mr. Gruenwald after the session to write out his ideas on education reform for the minister to study, Mr. Gruenwald, former president of the Alberta School Trustees Association, is expected lo take an active role in forming education policies. "We must give parents choice in the schools they send their children .said the freshman MLA. Members thump desks Mr. Gruenwald met wilh desk thumping ap- proval when he said "there is plenty of evidence that the public is disenchanted to say the least, with our education systems." lie called for improved teacher training, lo in- clude an in-thc-classroom apprenticeship for education students. Mr. Gruenwald said the Edmonton-based college apprenticeship board "does uot always operate in the best interests of the people of southern Alberta." He said "too often Lethbridge and southern Alber- ta students arc required to atleml schools in other parts of the province while Lcthbriclgc facilities are left almost klle because of lack of students.'' A Lethbridge representative should sit on the apprenticeship board, he declared. He urged the Conservative government lo appoint Social Credit opposition MLAs from southern Alberta to legislative committees. The committees, outlined in Mie throne speech, will .study: foreign investment, the Communal Properties Act, censorship, the Election Acl, laws governing occupations and crop insurance pro- grams. Premier Peter Lougheed lias said members of these legislative committees will be appointed soon. "Anything less than this would not be in the best interests of the province. I am sure MLAs in the opposition .stand ready BIK! willing lo serve on nny and all properly appointed Enid Mr. Grnenwald. inadequate Highway In his throne speech debate he said Highway 3 is "totally" inadequate, and to say the least hazardous." Mr. Gruenwald asked the government to speed com- pletion of a proposed bridge between the City of Loth- bridge and the west side before the expected construc- tion date of 1976. "Because the City of Lcthbridge has such a sub- stantial commitment in land development about million I would ask the government to give se- rious consideration lo moving the starting date up to 1973 or 74." The MLA put in a plug for aid lo the 40-member Anne Campbell Singers who have been invited to world amateur choral events in Great Britain Ibis summer lo compete with groups from 40 countries. "It is my hope that the honorable minister of cul- ture, youth and recreation will make provision in his budget for Ibis said Mr. Gruenwald. He said groups such as (he Victorian Order o'. Nurses are also doing important work worthy of gov- ernment aid. New tax forms being printed By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) New style income tax forms .eflccting the newly-revised Income Tax Act will run lo 12 pages ami are being printed in black and blue, perhaps reflecting Ihe anticipated mood of taxpayers. The new returns have been prepared by Ihe reve- nue department for taxpayers who will have to make a mid-year settlement of (heir (ax indebtedness before all other taxpayers meet the problem of their 1972 lases a year from now. The two- and six-page returns now being filed by taxpayers reporting (heir incomes and lax liabil- ities, complicated as they arc, are simple, neat and tidy, compared with the new returns. The new returns are described ns provisional. Some revisions are likely lo lie made in them before they are mafs-producc'l for the spring of 1973. Some of >hf. rhungrs thai, will have (o he. made will cover whatever changes (he federal and provincial governments introduce as 1972 progresses. The provisional forms arc being distributed in lim- ited numbers to district lax offices now for laxpayers who must file early because they are leaving Ihe coun- try, and for trustees of the oslnlcs of taxpayers who die during 1972. tldiikiiig ''Wliiln. Hus form dnrs our preliminary thinking as In Ihr rcqijivrmnil.s nf Ihr rrvi.ird Inromr. Tax Afl, il is only prm'iHotinl ;nifl not con- strued as an advance copy of the form which will 1m provided lo taxpayers next (ho revenue depart- ment said in an circular." The 1972 returns include sections for reporling tax- able capital gains and claiming benefit for child care expenses. They provide space for a taxpayer to list each of his payments for medical services, and each of his conlribulirms lo charilsible The hix- paycr will lw rxprctcd lo fill in I ho rcgislration num- ber nf the, coaritablo txxl.y Ui givjis HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 55 The Uthbridge Herald South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXV No. 77 Basketball fan found dead here A Winnipeg student accom- panying his learn on a basket- ball trip was killed in a traffic accident of undetermined origin on Lethbridge streets this morning. Jolin Schoonenverg, 22, a stu- dent at Red River Community College in Winnipeg was found dead by passersby on the 700 block and Scenic Drive at about 5 a.m. An autopsy is being conduct- ed and police say an inquest will probably be held. Mr. Schoonenverg, who Fri- day evening attended a 4-Wpst basketball championship tour- nament at Lethbridge Commu- nity College, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's General Hospital. The fatality was the first in LeUibridge tiiis year. MP to retire NORTH BAY, Ont. (CPl Carl Legault, Liberal member of Parliament for Nipissing for the last nine years, announced his retirement Friday. Mr. Lc- gaull, 49, who suffered a heart attack in Ottawa March 24, 1971, said he will continue lo serve as a member until a fed- nral election is called. He said lie is resigning on advice of his doctor. LKTIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1972 FOUR SECTIONS 72 PAGES Airport wages hiked By IAN PORTER OTTAWA (CP) Binding ar- bitration won slight union ap- proval Friday following an- nouncement of the final award in the dispute between the fed- eral treasury board and air traffic controllers. .-The award, handed down by Professor Noel Hall of Vancou- ver, raises Ihe retroactive pay settlements for the controllers, lifts (he ceiling on top pay rates and wiH reduce the work week by about two hours. J. R. Campbell, president o[ the Canadian Air Traffic Con- trol Association, sairf in an in- terview (he award is. over-all, 'an acceptable package." The intilial reaction of union members, however, has been mixed, he said. The strike ivas called off after the union executive agreed to submit the outstanding issues of salaries and hours-of-work to binding arbitration. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Con- gress parly took an early lead loday as counting of ballots began in this week's state elec- tions. No relief routes to ship grain VANCOUVER (CP) Spokesmen for CP Bail and Ca- nadian National saitl Friday Ihcre arc no economical relief ronlcs they can u.r-c In hy- Rrilisti Columbia's slido- plagiied Kraser Canyon and. grain shipments lo port of Vancouver. CP Rail sairl costs would in- crease Ihreefold or more if grain cars were re-routed through the United .Stales over Burlington Northern (racks. TJie CNH. which has been using the Pacific Cire.it Eastern Railway system in bypass the taayon, saw Ihers is ao eco- nomic limit to Ihe amounl of traffic il can re-route (o Van- couver by way of the PGJ-7. Slides in the canyon and other winter inlnrruptions to the trans-conlinentol railway lines have iainmed the port of Van- couver with bulk carriers wait- ing to take in grain. The federal government has imposed a lemporary ban on canvassing for any more grain export business (hat would move through Ihe porl. LINKS The railways have been criti- cized by thf. Vancouver poll au< liority chairman, William Ra.- thic, "for not damn well keep- ing the grain cars coming." Mr. ftalhie said Friday (ho situation called for Ulc appoint- ment of an expediter wilh power "to knock people's hoarls together anrl get the grain mov- ing.1' But later he said he had been "speaking aft the top of my head" and was less certain that this was the proper course. TIME FOR ACTION Meanwhile, in a letter tabled in (he Alberta legislature, Agri- culture Minister Hugh Homer lold Federal Transport Minis- ter Don Jamieson it. is time (o move lo solve transportatioB and grain-handling problems ill coast porls. 'T I) n tie-up in .shipping through (he mountains lo Brit- ish Columbia and the delay in loading vpwH.s zl I h P. roasl, lias had ;m adverse1 impact on Alberta's agricultural eco- Mr. Horner said. "The situation has been studied and looked at enough and it is now time lo move." Mr. Horner recommended ac- tion on eight fronts, including conslruction of grain handling facilities at Roberts Hank and Prince Bupcrt and upgrading of flcvalor rompaDy Icrmtnals is Vancouver, U.S. CHINA TALKERS The White House announced Friday lhat Paris has been selected for the site of continu- ed contacts between the U.S. and Chinese government. Representing their countries will be U.S. Ambassador Arfhur K, Watson and his Chinese counterpart in I fie French capital Huong Chen, lefl. (CP Wirephoto) Alberta blunt with Ottawa EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta's new Progressive Conserva- tive administration told the federal government Friday to keep out of areas of provincial jurisdiction. "We must blurt Ottawa's de- sire lo get i n v o I v e d in prac- tically every social and eco- nomic program, (hat might arise throughout our Don Getty, minister of inter- governmenta! affairs, said in the legislature. LASHES OUT lulling out at "virtually use- less" existing cost-sharing pro- grams, Mr. Geity said there must be a "clear-cut division of powers accompanied by the fis- cal capability to fulfil those powers in a decent and efficient manner." "The present system of over- lapping jurisdiction can only result in conflict and ineffi- ciency, with the taxpayer end- ing up the big loser." "The paralysing federal pres- ence, accompanied by their money and their directors and how it must be spent, slifles provincial priorities and kills the initiative of provincial pub- lic servants." The carrot of federal nloncy is tempting, he said, but Alber. ta "must resist the federal presence which is seeping into every move that we make.1' "If we, provincial govern- ments, sell our responsibilities and our constitutional rights for 50 per cent federal dollars then we can plan to finally be- come merely a regional admin- istrative office of tlie federaj government. ItESIST MOVES "We must and we will resist recent moves in such fields as urban affairs, pollution and Mr- Getty Eaid. "It may cost us money, a lot of money, but the riay is com- ing when we'll have to say that this is it. No more In the manner (hat these agree- ments have been going." Mr. Getty said Alberta will try to renegotiate and change existing agreements to "use the federal money, but have the agreements allow for a minimum feder.il presence and carry cut our programs to meet our standards and prior- ities in Alberta." Potato sought The Herald Legislature Bnrpnu EDMONTON The Alberta government is making "inten- sive effort" lo find markets so that potato processing plants at Tabor and Vauxhall will not throw about 200 persons out of work. Agriculture Minister Hugh Horner said in the legislature Friday Uiat his department is looking for markets for raw processed potatoes. SERIOUS SITUATION Replying to questions fnoni Doug Miller rrer) the minister said "we have been considering a pity- gram of credit assistance to the potato growers ol southern Al- berta because of the serious sil- nation that the 1971 crop has left them in." He added "I would hope tliat within the next few days we will be able to make some an- nouncement in that regard." Mr. Miller said that unless the Sunalta (Carnation) plant at. Tabor Vauxliall Ltd., two powdered potato fac- tories, find markets for their current inventory, Ihey will have !o lay off stout 90 em- ployees each. Seen and heard About town Bill Llnyd checking with Bob Sim- mons and ilugh Michael to see if the warm weather is a real Chinook .1. E. An- drews sporting a Hawaiian simian Phil BlaMry wishing he could sport a Ha- waiian suntan Jolynn embarrassed when caught in clnirch with her hair in curlers. IMiirl Kennry arranger