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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta News blackout imposed on teacher walkout developments By HEKB I.13GG Herald Staff Wrllcr The provincial government today imposed a complete De-no blackout on develop- ments in the 10-day Southern Alberta rural teachers' strike. Information on bargaining talks between the Alberta Teachers' Association and the Southern Alberta School Au- thorities Association has been restricted by the Board of Industrial Relations, whose officials are mediating the dispute. ATA spokesman Mel Spackman said teachers and trustees are expected to re- turn to the bargaining table today. Talks resumed Tues- day after a five-day break in mediation. Mr. Spackman said teach- ers and trustees have agreed not to release any informa- tion to the public until a con- tract agreement is reached or until the current round of talks break down. So far. the rural closure has cost the ATA a minimum in strike pay. ATA officials have refused to esti- mate the cost of Lethbridge and rural strike headquarters organized since March 12. If teacher determination iti rural areas is any indication, tlie current strike could last well into the spring. Teachers representing Pic- lure Bulle, Pincher Creek, the County of Vulcan a n il Milk River said Tuesday they are prepared lo strike until a scttiemciit is reached no matter how long it takes. They said rural students' education will not he jeopar- dized unless the strike lasts more than two weeks. All agreed there is little chance of rural students being trans- ferred to Leihbridge or Medi- cine Hat schools. Bernie Weninger o[ Pincher Creek, a striking leather from one of two where school facilities remain partially open, said there is little discussion in the town about the walkout. "Morale among the teachers is very higb. It's frustrating working without a contract but had a teacher family dinner and dance Tuesday night and we're sehedi''ing further Mr. Wen- inger ssid. He said attendance by strik- ing teachers at professional development activities lias b-c-i r'l't-'-- Teacher workshops have been organized by the ATA at strike headquarters bi cadi cf the afflicted rural com- munities. Money and fringe Ijenefils are the main concerns of striking teachers. He said striking teachers want wage parity with edu- cators in Lethbridgo and Medicine Hat. "Farmers have a two- price system, for wheat, which seems to be an ex- cuse for trustees to pay city teachers a higher sal- ary than leach- Brian Ellefson of Picture Bulte said none of ths teachers in his area want- ed to strike, but now that its on the strike will con- tinue until a settlement is reached. of them wanted to go on strike in the first place. But we were put m a position where we had ra choice." He said teacher morale is high at Picture Butto and there is no active con- cern among the town's residents. Leo 'Saroop, a teacher at Arrowwood School in Vul- can County, said education demands high salaries and fringe benefits for all Al- berta school divisions. He said the. latest trustee proposal, of a 16 mouth rural teacher contract, is not acceptable. "I am against a 115- month conlracl. It's an about face in attitude on the part of trustees. "It's ludicrous lo have a IB month or two year contract when we can't reach agreement on a 12- month basis. No one likes this strike; we're hoping it will be settled Mr. Saroop said. Milk River teacher War- ren Head said the strike will not damage education standings of senior stu- dents as long as tha walk out is ended witliin two weeks. "If it gets sellled soon, it shouldn't have too much affect on students. If it goes on longer Oian this week, the Grade 12 stu- dents probably start to suffer from he said. Mr. Read said there !s no doubt rural teachers will support (he slrika completely for an indef- inite period of time. Big political battle looms VOL. LXVI No. 85 idge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1973 PRICE: TEN CENTS FOUR SECTIONS _ 52 PAGES in Ulster LONDON (CP) A fierce political struggle is tak- ing shape in Northern Ireland following Britain's an- nouncement of sweeping new plans for Ulster, including a controversial assurance that no sectarian party will ever be allowed exclusive power. "It is the view of the says a white paper released Tuesday, "that the executive can no longer be solely based upon any single party which draws its support and its elected represenlation en- tirely from one section of a divided community." In the past, power has been exercised in Ulster mainly by the predominantly Protestant Unionist parly representing tha majority of Northern Ireland voters. The system has antagonized the Roman Catholic mi- nority and has been a source of recurrent protests and violence. The white paper also recognizes the desire of Ihe majority in Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom and guarantees Uiat these links will be preserved as long as the people wish. It adds that the British Army will remain in Ulster for the foresee- able future. The document was promptly denounced as unac- ceptable and insulting by William Craig, influential leader of the Protestant Vanguard Movement. He said be will make every effort to ensure its provisions are never enacted. But former Unionist premier Brian Faulkner said it provides a basis for co-operation and peaceful de- velopment. Rev. Paisley, another major Protestant leader, said he wil spare no effort lo defeat "in a democratic fashion" the government's proposals. PaLsley and Craig were to begin an intensive series of meetings today with leading Protestant but not Faulkner in an effort to gain support for their- views. The Catholic-based Irish Republican Army was also holding top-level discussions loday on the latest British move. Virtually all British newspapers, as well as the opposition Labor party at Westminster and the govern- ment of tlie Irish republic, welcomed the government's recommendations in varying degrees. The Conservative-supporting Daily Telegraph says the white paper heralds tlie "end of bigotry Li Ulster." The Times says the provisions assuring effective power and reassuring effective power and responsibility -for, Catholics are a milestone in the development of social justice In Northern Ireland. In Dublin, the government expressed a guarded welcome for the proposals. Still unknown was the position to be taken by the predominantly Catholic Social Democratic and Labor party, led by Gerard Fitt, the main political grouping of the minority in Ulster. The main feature ot Ihe while paper Is n pro- posal to set up an 80-seat elected assembly in Northern Ireland to replace the old 52-seat Parliament at Stor- mont, suspended nearly a year ago when Britain im- posed direct rule. Canada urges bombing halt SAIGON (CP) Ambassador Michel Gauvin has called on the belligerents to halt bombing attacks which endanger the lives of. Canadians and other members of the International Commission of Control and Supervision "We came here to observe peace, not a the Canadian envoy told reporters today after the four-country ICCS agreed to prepare a letter to the four-party Joint Finding, a friend Prime Minister Trudeou is the centre of attention Tuesday as he walks down a cor- ridor in the- Parliament buildings answering a barrage of questions from a group of 15 students visiting the capital for a day. The kids are from the Sunnyside Children's Centre in Kingston, a school for emotionally disturbed children. (See story on page Polluted croivsnest river said boon to Herald Legislature Bureau environemnlalists, Charlie pnMONTON Tin. Snrinl Drain added that a coal-Sired EDMONTON Tile Social lbeTmsl power flll._ ther enhance tlie fish popula- tion of the area. Mr. Drain made the claim with a straight face and said they are backed up by "con- siderable study." He was debating a private member's motion which did Credit MLA for Pincher Creek- Crowsnest astonished the legi- slature Tuesday by producing evidence that coal dust pollu- tion has improved fish popula- tions in the Crowsnest River which runs through Coleman, Blairmore and Bellevue. Contrary to the arguments of Schmidt on the Whether to not By GREG if they supported throw his hat into the ring Herald Legislature contest the Calgary Foot- EDMONTON-The split Socred leadership riding left vacant by lha developed in Alberta has been lemporarily of telephones minister Credit ranks following Ihe by leaving things in Ihe Werry. prise eleclion of enlirely in the hands Calgary McCall MLA Schmidt GS leader has Henderson who Ho Lctn put il 'Ve temporarily healed by (he designated official lo see what kmd of a performance of former the opposition for we've got. Is be a light- minisler Jim Henderson as collecting the opposition or position longer Mr. Schmidt con- Mr. Schmidt is not an Schmidt's expenses without a seat, the less and until hD can get elected his position as parly the legrslalure, Mr. becomes. cr some other stand-in will Mr. Schmidt can win a the opposition in the in the legislature, he will some credibility for both However, Ihe rift remains jusl beneath Ihe surface and the future of his party in Albcrla politics. could open again if he is beaten in the byekc- Schmidt over asserts his the parly, or so some in- say. is rift cf him Mr. Schmidt's old line by the Alberta acclaim Mr. Henderson damentalist principles and League and his at the next annual con- fact that he doesn't have a to travel Ihe province an apparently agree- in the legislature is an constituency notion to many who sup- rassment to many front for the next Bob Clark, the runner- MLAs in Ilic parly intenl Henderson has free to Mr. Schmidt at the giving Social Credil a run the affairs of the leadership conven- the house as he sees fit. The former Lethbridge unforeseen cmer g e n c government has 180 clays munity College vice develop, he circulates six months from the Fob. st-ained relations with some among the Socred vacancy in Calgary his MLA's when he called cf the legislature to held a byclection. Mr. news conference last week Mr, Schmidt, has said he will an- announced he is opposed to not even be in the shortly whether he will Lougheed government's watching at the time, volvement in Ihe SufficW have declined to frank- field, proclaiming it Schmidt has been discuss the performance of of frequently around the Schmidt since ho succeerl- There were terse "no of late. Pressure r-ci Harry Strom as party lead- ments" from Socred MLAs within caucus for not come lo a vote calling for additional fish hatcheries to re stock lakes and streams in Alberta with sport fish. FISHING BETTER Mr. Drain produced a study by six students done in 1971 on a federal Opportunities For Youth grant which showed that in the heavily coal dust pollut- ed Croivsnest River, fishing is better tr.-sn anywhere else in the Olciman River system. The report said the Crows- nest River picks up sill from coal slag piles below Coleman, at Blairmore and at the larg- est coal heap at Bellevue. The report says: "Tlie amount cf insects in Ihis river is fantastic. The abundance of insects combined with the wa- ter temperature is responsible for the abundance and size of fish in this stream. "This stream is probably the hsst potential trout stream in the eniire Oldman River drain- age system. It is ironical that tlie most productive stream is also one of the most polluted." HEATS WATER Mr. Drain argued that the black cca'ting of coal dust on the bottom of the stream absorbs sunlight and heats the water, increasing oxygen and food for fish. "This may be surprising, but this conclusion has been arriv- erl nt alter considerable study arid observation of river sys- tems, he said. Military Commission, pro- testing the attacks. "We came here to observe peace, not a the Cana- dian envoy lold reporters today. Gauvin referred specifically to two incidents Tuesday when terrorist mortar fire exploded near ICCS sites. One Vietnam- ese woman was killed and four children wounded. Four Cana- dian officers are based in the two areas At Hong Ngu in me Alexoug Delta, south of Saigon, guer- rillas fired rockets which ex- ploded about 250 yards on either side of the ICCS site, killing the woman and wounding the chil- dren." The two Canadians stationed there are Maj, Raymond Cry- derman of St. George, Man., and Greenwood, N.S., and Capt. Jacques Paynler of Montreal. At Tri Ton, about 140 miles southwest of Saigon, three mor- tar rounds exploded about 200 yards from a proposed ICCS site. The observer group in that area is located about COO yards from the explosion area. The two Canadians there are Maj. W. R. Stewart of Winnipeg and Capt. Robert Thomason of Ingersoll, Ont. Gauvin said none of the ICCS group was hurt. CLASH IN SIGHT Meanwhile two thousand South Vietnamese troops back- ed by tanks with dive bomb- ers slanding by ready for use if neaded are moving on Communists besieging a militia camp north of Saigon, a miii- lary spokesman said loday. He said tlie operation got un- der way ttt'o days ago, but no TORIES TO SUPPORT TAX LEGISLATION OTTAWA (CP) The Con- servative parly will support Fi- nance Minister Turner's 1972 corporate tax legislation, appar- ently ending speculation that the minority Liberal govern- ment will be defeated on the is- sue. Party Leader Robert Slantjeld issued a statement lo1 day io clarify his position on Ihe bills arising from the budget of last May 8. Mr. Stanficld said after last fall's eleclion lhat if he as- sumed office he would be under a moral obligation to carry through the proposals. The 31-member New Demo- cratic Party, which holds tne balance of power in this minor- ity Parliament, is opposed to the budget measures, which Leader David Lewis describes as "a further Until Mr. Stanfield's state- ment today, there was specula- tion that the Conservatives also would oppose the different that the government would be defeated. EDMONTON (CP) Frank Joseph Edward Davy establish- ed a "great circle" on a daily tour of offices of cabinet min- isters, executive assislants and secretaries bel'cve he was de- tainer! at Alberta Hospital, judicial inquiry was told Tues- day. Harold Millican, executive assistanl lo Premier Peter Lougheed said he decided last ground" contact yet been Dec.' to Attorney-Gen- made with the Communists, al- f "r- Davy after "his behavior be- came more erratic" around the though government units had been liit by artillery fire. Tlie Saigon Cornmand had held, off its operation to await an investigation by the four-na- tion International Commission of Conlrol and Supervision the spokesman said. But differences within the ICCS of Canada, Hungary, In- donesia and Poland, and failure to receive guarantees of safety from Ihe Viet Cong, have so far prevented the truce-monitoring team from opening an investi- gation. PEACE THREATENED In Ottawa, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp told the Commons Tuesday the con- tinuance of peace in Vietnam is seriously threatened by the "thousands of incidents of breaches of the Iruce which have been admitted on all sides." legislative buildings. The inquiry is to establish whether there was any improp- er conduct by cabinet min- isters, g o v ernment' employees or agents, or by agents of tha Workmen's Compensation Board in the handling of Mr. Davy. He claims he was Al- berta's "first political prison- er" and that he was detained prisoner tour without reason at the mental hospital because he had been bothering the Workmen's Com- pensation Board. Premier Lougheed ordered the inquiry Feb. 20 after Gor- don Taylor, Social Credit MLA from Drurnheller, told the leg- Islalure Mr. Davy had injured his back and had made sev- eral requests to have his case fairly dealt with by the Work- men's Compensation Board, but could not get satisfaction. Mr. Davy was. asking for a pension advanced from the board so he could start a small sfore. The board subse- quently gave Mr. Davy a 250 rehabilitation granl. Mr. Millican also said the board had given Mr. Davy a further on-job training granl of 3750 anrl had offered another a month for a six-month training allowance. might pay for Games EDMONTON Alberta hasn't yet decided whether to parlk'irialc in proposed west- ern Canada H o r s t Schmid, minister of culture, youth and recreation lold the legislature Tuesday. Mr. Schmid has said, such a lottery might help pay for the 1975 Canr.da Winter Games scheduled for Southern Alber- ta. Seen and heard About town A CII R 0 R Harry P.i- caud arriving at work early one morning after a horror dream about getting married Eveline Clark finding her African violets in bloom after threatening to put them out in the cold O e o r g c Takuda smiling through a dunking in a tank of ice cold water, gratis of fellow students. luco rink loses twice................ Page 10 Junior high school students accept principal's chal- lenge to quit smoking Page 17 An in-depth look ot the Athabaska oil sands Pages -38-40 World-wide arms race still full speed ahead Page 42 Classified 22-25 Comics 30 Comment..............4 District 3, 28 Family................ 6-8 Local News 37, 18 Markets 20. 21 Spcrts 10-12 Theatres 5 TV 5 Weather.............. 2 't hear tha new auto enti- poltution laws are killing them.' LOW TONIGHT HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 55; SL'N'NY, GUSTY WINDS ;