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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH1 IETHBRIDGI IIERAIO Timdoy, J8, I97J Legislation to limit oil, gas pipelines planned by govt. Typical residential area in lethbridge Monday following weekend snowstorm -Waller Kerber Pholo Collective bargaining point with employers Opposition to labor legislation expected By TAN POUTER Canadian Press Labor Writer OTTAWA (CP) Labor Min- ister Martin O'Coanell s a i d Monday lie expects enipLoyers will continue to oppose legisla- t i o n intended to encourage collective bargaining over the effects of technological change. Mr. O'Connell told a conference the business news com- Agr greement near in arms talks HELSINKI, Finland (Renter.) Russia and the United. States opened the seventh round ot their strategic arms limitation talks session that lasted 90 specula- tion hfgh that a first-stage agreement will be ready within months. v'Jhief U.S. negotiator Gerard SmUh Joined his Soviet counter- part, Deputy Foreign Minister Vladi.Tihr Semyonov, at the Rus- siaji e.sitoassy for the U7th ple- nary stesipn of the 28-month se- cret negotiations. The talks, which began here In Novel uter, 1969, resumed at the Soviet embassy weeks after adjournment of the sixth phase in [n the .Viterim, It has been made dear by President Nixon and oOhers that if this round does :mt produce a long- awaited 4-af.t treaty lo restrict anti-ballistic missile systems, together with a less formal agreement to limit some types of offensive or strike missiles, the talks will have run into some This is the conclusion drawn by diplomats and SALT observ- ers who have studied recent re- marks by Nixon, chief U.S. ne- gotiator Smith and Soviet Com- m u n i s t party chief Leonid Brezhnev, The question being bandied around in the diplomatic circles now is not so much whether the treaties will be concluded at the seventh round as where Ihey will bo announced. Judging by Nixon's comment at a news con- ference last Friday, Ihcy feel it will ba at his Moscow summit meeting with Soviet leaders in eight weeks' time. munity remains unreconciled to the legislation despite changes to quiet some of its fears. "We can only hope that time will demonstrate the wisdom of the he said. The legislation, introduced by Ihe minister for routine first reading in the Commons Mon- day, contains almost all the main features of industrial rela- tions legislation proposed in June, 1S71, by former labor minister Bryce Mackasey. Mr, O'Conneli said Ihe new bill has "important hut not pro- found" differences from the original proposal, A key modification clarifies the conditions under which em- ployers may avoid Interference from the Canada labor relations board in their contract agree- ments with their unions. It became apparent, shortly after the bill was introduced, that the change will not meet the objections of critics In the business community. William Wightman, director of industrial relations for the Canadian Manufacturers' Asso- ciation, repeated in an interview a warning that Ihe technological change provisions may well lead to more strikes. The original bill to amend the Canada Labor (Industrial Rela- tions) Code ran into strong op- position last year and was al- That's what holidays are all about and motor home travel is where It's at! No reservations, no crowded campsites and'your holidays start when you start the motor home. 16 MODELS AVAILABLE RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOM DESIGN INTERIORS TRADES WELCOME 7YEAR BANK FINANCING NEW USED RENTALS LEASE-PURCHASE INDOOR SHOWROOM "YOUR MOTOR HOME SPECIALISTS" homes I PLEASE SEND ME ADDITIONAL 1 INFORMATION ON; VY ltd. 7905 FLINT ROAD S.E. PH.252-7582 j O MOTOR HOMES COMMERCIAL UMTS D MOTOR HOME LEASE PIAH Q MOTOR HOME RENTAUPLAM TO owed to die on the order paper it the end of Ihe last session of 'arliament. Pressed by spokesmen for or- janized labor, both Mr. Macka- sey and Mr. O'Conneli promised t would be revived in the new session and lhat the basic prin- ciples would remain intact. Mr. O'Connell said Monday he hopes the bill can receive sec- ond reading before Parliament adjourns Wednesday for a two- veek Easter recess and that icarings by the Commons labor committee can begin in April. TALKS WOULD RE-OPEN Controversy over the original >in was provoked by a provision hat would have given unions a imited right to re-open con- racts to negotiate with employ- ers about the effects of technol- ogical change. Inherent in the provision was a limited right to strike during the ot a contract but it was sharply limited by tlie authority of the labor relations board. A contract could have been re-opened only if it could be es- tablished that an employer hac failed to give adequate notice ol a major change or if a contract did not include a clause dealing wilh the issue. The revised bill goes farther toward encouraging unions and employers to include Ihe effects of technological change as an issue for regular contract nego- tiations. It specifies that contracts may not be re-opened if the ex- isting contract contains provi- sion either for settlement of dis- putes over innovations or for cushioning the effects on the workers. The bill would not apply to contracts now in effect or those signed before the legis- lation becomes law. By GlilSG MclNTYIIE Herald Edmonton bureau EDMON TON- Legislation will be introduced during the current session to limit oil and gas pipelines and power lines to designated "utility corri- dors.'1 this kind of control is typical of ttie action being taken by Alberta's new department ol the environment. Pipelines and power Ijncs w run "hither and yon" in all directions across the prov- ince, Bill Yurko, minister of tlie epvironmenl said in an in- terview. Alberta's first and only en- vironment minister could be accused of creating a job for himself. Elected a Conser- vative MLA in an Edmonton by-election in Mr. Yurko led the opposition attack that led to the creation of the new department. WANTED ACT "We in the opposition liacl been clamoring for an environ- ment act since lie said. "1 think it would be fair to say we forced the government into setting up the department in 1971." Mr. Yurko is probably ttie best qualified man in Can- ada for the minister of environ- ment. Born In Alberta 46 years ago and trained as a chemical en- gineer, Mr. Yurko has exten- sive business experience in the various resource industries, flair for political debate and an ear open to the public interest, lie's an and uewspapcr reader and frequent guest on public affairs programs particu larily when the topic is pollu- tion who feel's that the news ire payments g suggest media should be more critical of itself. In his own field lie has done just ttial. He assumed office in September to find con- servation controls under laws and regulations established 20 years ago. Every piece of leg- islation in the department has come or is currently under re- vision. POLLUTERS TO PAY The new focus of Conserva- tion laws will be to make lire polluter pay the cleanup costs, control pollution at its source and eliminate the secrecy cur- rently enjoyed by polluters, he said. Instead of monitoring pollu- tion in ttie air and water at large, the government will be- gin setting waste load limits on plants individually. Mr. Yurko said the private business com- munity has been inclined to play ball with tougher new measures. "The h us in ess establish- ment's main concern is that we don't over react or react too he said. "Their main concern is with the time span. I haven't found a single indus- try that expects to continue op- erating under the same lions as before. All they ask is Cor time to adjust." Some industries, such Sick's Brewery in Lcthhridge and the Shell Refinery south of Red Deer, have actually taken the lead in conservation mat- ters such as planting trees, bushes and shrubs around buildings and landscaping. There been a radical in- crease iti public concern re- cently for much better re- source management, he said. 'ft) meet the demand, the government has set four objec- tives: create a climate of re- sponsibility and awareness of sound resource management policies, problem areas through an intensive program of research and studies, meaningful legisla- tion and then enforce it, to create both long and short term plans to bal- ance resource development with environmental preserva- tion. Randier freed MEXICO CITY (AP) Mario Montcro Alvarez, a wealthy rancher, was released Mbnday by kidnappers after his brothers paid a ransom of Au- thorities said three kidnappers received the money Sunday night at a farm 57 miles from Mazatlan, a Pacific port city. Weather and road report SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET EDMONTON (CP) James I Henderson (SC Wetaskiwin- Leduc) suggested in the Alber- t.i legislature Monday tlial there should be a ceiling on welfare payments to persons capable of working. Mr. Henderson said during Hie budget debate an unem- ployed person with four or five children can make more money on welfare than he can working. He suggested a ceil- ing based on what a. person could eaj-n if he were paid the provincial minimum wage of an hour. Mr. Henderson, a former health minister, said: some- thing must be done to control the escalating costs of medical care. He suggested the govern' ment negotiate a hunp sum for medical services. Some 75 per cent could be allocated on an initial payment basis, based on the fee schedule which the medical profession prescribes, with the rest distributed as a final payment at the end of the year. "If something like this Isn't done the government is go- ing to be forced to prescribe bureau cratic procedures to Feslival concert CAHESTON (IKS) Carciston Rotary Club Music Festival Grand Concert will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in ttie E. J. Wood School auditor- ium. control health care costs which will not only interfere with the rights of tlie medical profes- sion but with die rights of the public." Meet Wednesday COALDALE (HNS) The annual ratepayers' meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Wednes- day in the John Davidson Scliool and not the Sportplex as previously announced. Borowski resignation demanded WINNIPEG (CP) Hie lat- est political storm stirred up by Joe Borowski broke on .several fronts Monday with cle- mnnrls for his resignation and a request for investigation of the books ot the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood About 250 Indians, angered by criticisms Mr. Borowski made against broth erhood president Dave C o it r chene, marched on the legislative building to demand that Prem- ier I'il Sehrcycr expel him from his NDP government can- can. Tlio Premier told the demon- strators, who were led by chiefs who make up the board of directors of the brotherhood, that while he supports the brotherhood, he connot attempt to muzzle his outspoken former minister of highways. Tho dem o n s trators, who hanged Mr. Borowski in effigy, carried placards and shouted and jeered him when he ap- peared on tlie steps of the legi- slative building. II 27 27 31 M 39 43 30 45 45 56 45 21! 29 28 28 Ottawa 29 Montreal........ 29 St. John's........36 Halifax 25 I.cthhridge Pinchcr Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairio Banff......... Calgaw...... Victoria Penticton..... Prince George Kami oops..... Vancouver Saskatoon Kegina....... Winnipeg Toronto TONIGHT LETHBRIDGE PENTACOSTAt TABERNACLE JJO 7th ST. i. Vf. 6. GAMBU, PASTOR Evongoliitrc Tonight With Evangelist and Mrs. Milfon Israelson You lo htar SING PLAY PREACH Services 8 p.m. nighti Sunday 11 n.m. and 7 p.m. YOJ ARB MOST WEICOME New marketing system planned by university EDMONTON (CP) The University of Alberta law fac- ulty will implement a marking system Bert year which will use demerit points in grading Dean G. H. L. Fridman an- nounced Monday. Dr. Fridmnn told the genera! faculties council the new sys- tem will protect "superior stu- dents" and give "students at the bottom of the scale "a chance to r e m a i n in the fac- ulty. Its main advantage, he said, is til at it would eliminate the existing requirement that stu- dents pass all courses in each year in order to advance to tlie next year. Under the new system, effec- tive in the 1972-73 academic year, individual courses will slill be graded on a nine-point scale with a live rated as a prjss, four as a conditional pass and anything less as a failure. Three demerit [joints will be allcrtUxl for each conditional pass and four will bo allotted for failure grades. A formula then will be used to arrive at the actual grade. Dr. F r d m a n said any stu- dent accirmulating more (ban 45 demerits in one year will IK asked lo withdraw from the law faculty. If he accumulates less 45, he will receive no credit for a course in which he CALGARY fCP) Seore- tary of State Gerard Pellelier plans to announce today details of a federal project to decen- tralize Canadian museums. Ha told Liberal party cam- paign workers Monday that na- tional art collections, archae- ological artifacts and scientific exhibits will be circulated across the country instead of sitting in one place. "We are not building arts palaces for the happy few but reaching put to the population." He criticized tho tendency of museum curators to "sit on Charlottetown I-'redericton Chicago j New York Miami Los Angeles Las Vegas Phoenix Roma Paris London Berlin 53 50 39 46 Moscow........37 Stockholm....... 35 Tokyo...........65 Amsterdam L Frc -1 13 18 22 20 16 37 27 27 41 37 12 15 20 .33 17 15 19 29 23 26 27 37 27 61 49 32 52 43 42 41 34 41 30 32 45 FOKKCAST Sunny except for early morning fog patches. Highs near 35. Lows 5-10. W e d n e s fl a yi guiluy. Highs near 35. Medicine Hat Mainly sun- ny today and Wednesday. Highs both days near 35. Lows Calgary Today: Cloudy pe- riods with snowshowers in the western section. Highs 35-40. Lows 15-20. Wednesday: Sunny. Higlis near 35. Columbia, Kontenay Today and Wednesday: Sunny with cloudy intervals. Early morning fog patches in valleys. Highs both days 45 to 50. Lows lonight in the 20s. MONTANA Kast ol Continental Occasional periods of snow west scattered snow flurries cast today through Wednesday. Little temper aturs change. Highs both days 25 to 35. Lows at night zero to 10 above cen- tral 10 to 20 east and west. West of Continental Divide- Occasional periods of snow to- day and Wednesday. Little temperature change. Highs both days 35 to 45. Lows at night 15 to 25. Smallpox epidemic takes loll DACCA (Rcuter) A small pox epidemic is ranging In parls of Bangladesh and official re- ports said at least 225 persons had died in one district alone. The reports said tho 225 deaths were in Karidpur dis- trict, southwest of Dacca. Other official reports from Earisal district, south of Dacca, put Ihe death toll there at 192, bin n local Awami I-eague offi- cial said (here had been more than 300 dead from tha disease in one village alone. PPECIALS! SPECIALS! AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES EASY TROL SEED AND FERTILIZER DRILL AND PLANTER FILL SYSTEM SEED EXTRA ACRES A DAY AND ELIMINATE BACKACHE PLOW AND HARROW AS YOU GO WITH A MID-WEST HARROW MOUNTED QUICKIY AND EASILY National art collections to be circulated their collections" and prom- isal to moko Canada's cultural heritage a publio alfair. WE WILL ACCEPT BARLEY AT AND WHEAT AT PER BUSHEL WHILE STOCKS LAST OFFICIAL, AS OF A.M TODAY COUHTESY OF AMA Travel lanes on all highways are bare except for the follow- Highway 2, Carway to Fort Macleod is mostly bare with occasional slippery sections. Fort Mac] cod to Nan Ion, long icy sections, very rough. Highway 3, Monarch to Fort Macleod, short icy sections, Fort Macleod to 10 miles west of Fort Macleod, long icy sec- tions. Highway 4, Ulhbridge to Wil- son Siding, mostly icy covered, Wilson Siding (o Coulls mostly bare. Highway 38 from Warner to Wrcnlham, mostly snow cover- ed, Warner to Scandia is bare. Highway 1, Calgary to Banff, covered with light snow, occa- sional slippery sections. Banff- Golden, covered with light snow, occasional slippery sec- tions, motorists are asked lo watch for fallen rock. Golden lo Rcvclstoke, mainly bare with a trace of new snow, plowed and sanded. Banff-Radium highway, good winter driving condition, some light snow. Banff-Jasper highway is now open, men and equipment working at Big Hill. Snow tires or chains are mandatory when travelling on any mountain road or ski resort access road. POKTS OP ENTRY (Opening nnrt Closing Coutts 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dol Tionita 9 .m. to p.m.; Kooseville, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgale, B.C., 21 hours; Porthill Rykerls 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wildliorse, 8 urn. to B p.m. ;