Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Vice-regal native Ralph 68 Appointment greeted with cynicism He always likes new challenge By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Ralph Garvin Steinhauer doesn't plan to try to fill Grant MacEwan's track shoes. Mr. Steinhauer said today he's not sure just how he will change things such as the image of the office of lieutenant-governor. He says he won't be competing with Mr. MacEwan's track record. The retiring lieutenant- governor encouraged many to follow his example in pursuit of charitable ends and physical fitness. One thing Mr. Steinhauer is worried about is too much emphasis being put on his native ancestry. Despite the beliefs of some close friends that his appointment is a milestone for Indians and congratulations from Indians as far away as Mr. Steinhauer a family we never really thought of it that way. 'T suppose we have to follow along with them. They're very pleased about it I have to be honest and frank if I had turned it down we were afraid it might hurt the feelings of a lot of Indian people. v would be turning down an opportunity the first of its kind in Canada. It would probably be'a long time before it came up again. Indian people are all loyal to the great Queen having made treaties with he adds. are really at heart attached to the crown. I'm not any different from the rest of So the Stemhauers accepted the challenge. always like a challenge as long as we can keep things going at our own Coaxed out of his third retirement to accept the Mr. says the statutory five-year term will be the maximum period he will serve. happy about but a little bit apprehensive he says. completely unfamiliar with the But the Queen's representative for Alberta says Prime Minister Trudeau has assured him the post is not all protocol. The prime minister said has an excellent coach in Mr. MacEwan. Mr. Steinhauer will be paying at least a courtesy .phone call to Mr. MacEwan on a visit to Edmonton Friday from his farm on the Saddle Lake Reserve northeast of here. have to get him to give me the basic After more or less play it by He does not intend to forsake his farm and 300 cattle but concedes the necessity of occupying Government House in Edmonton. The appointment of Ralph Steinhauer as Canada's first Indian lieutenant-governor was greeted with both cheers and cynicism by Alberta's native people Tuesday. Mr. a full- blooded Cree from the Saddle Lake Indian will assume the position of Lieutenant-Governor when Grant MacEwan retires in June. The manager of the Blood Band's Ed told The Herald today he has known Mr. Steinhauer many years and I don't think they could have got a better The appointment will mean a moral uplift for our people. It's a real honor to hrve a person like him in such a high Mr. Fox said. Adam former chief of the Blackfoot said take great pride in our blood brother's new appointment. We are very proud to have a native person hold this Chief David Crowchild of the Sarcee Band said the decision was a and wise because Mr. Steinhauer both as a result of his involvement in both Indian and non-Indian affairs. But a native woman termed the appointment is a part of she said. least with this some some has recognized that Canada has three founding nations not just She was referring to the governor-general's which she claimed alternated between people of French and English ancestory only. who are thinking about it will recognize it for what it is she said. by placing a person of native origin before the public's it will enhance the native people's image of Another native woman said the over all feeling of the Indians she had talked with was but a few cynical remarks had crept in. said we have another rubber others remarked that Trudeau certainly looked after his she said. you hear these comments on the appointment of any one representing a minority Mr. Steinhauer had run as a Liberal candidate in the 1963 provincial election for the Vegreville riding. Ralph Steinhauer chief Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON Appoint- ment of the first Indian lieutenant-governor in Canadian history was roundly applauded in the Alberta legislature Tuesday. Ralph Garvin who served 37 years as chief and councillor of the Saddle Lake band northeast of is the man succeeding Lieutenant- Governor J. Grant MacEwan. Premier Peter Lougheed's confirmation of the appointment announced by Prime Minister Trudeau Tuesday was greeted by prolonged desk-thumping from both sides of the legislature. Those who know Mr. Steinhauer hold him in the highest Mr. Lougheed said. The new lieutenant- Alberta's will take over the post July 1. Mr. Lougheed said the government would work in close co-operation with Majesty's The premier said the government was mindful of the important place the monarchy held in the eyes of citizens and society. Opposition Leader Bob Clark said it was that Alberta should appoint the nation's first native lieutenant-governor. He offered Mr. Steinhauer his warmest congratulations and said he was sure Mr. Steinhauer would make a meaningful contribution. Mr. was born at Morley between Banff and Calgary shortly before Alberta was carved out of the Northwest Territories. He was active in founding the Indian Association of serving as a director and executive officer. He was president of the Alberta Indian Development Corporation and a past appointee to a federal cabinet sub-committee on Indian programs. A successful farmer and he is a member of the province's Northern Alberta Development Council and of the Alberta region committee of the federal Indian Economic Development Fund. His nee also was born in N.Y. Trained as a legal she is past director and local secretary for the Alberta Farm Women's Union. She is active in the field of education on the reserve and in the province. They have four daughters and one a Calgary a nursing instructor in a public health nurse in June a Vilna and a section superintendent for Swifts Canadian Company in Edmonton The LetHbridge Herald VOL LXVII 117 MAY 1974 10 Cents 44 Pages Transcript doesn't suit judiciary committeemen Subpoena called for tapes Rodino WASHINGTON Democrats on the House im- peachment inquiry say they will seek bipartisan approval tonight of a simple statement that President Nixon's Watergate transcripts do not comply with the subpoena for tapes. Representative Jerome Waldie said after a caucus Tuesday night the statement should win Republican votes and possibly lend weight to a non- compliance impeachment charge in the future. Other Democrats said that was the clear consensus at the caucus on strategy for tonight's inquiry's first night no caucus vote was going to discuss compliance or non- said Edward Mezvinsky Chairman Peter Rodino said he was dis- appointed that the material the committee subpoenaed not been forthcoming. St. Clair will fight subpeona WASHINGTON James St. President Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer said today he will move to quash a subpoena by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski for additional White House tapes relating to the Watergate political espionage scandal. He declined to say whether the president would abide by an adverse United States Supreme Court decision should the legal battle go that far. St. Clair told corres- pondents he will oppose the Jaworski subpoena which calls on Nixon to supply by Thursday tapes and documents relating to 64 private on two already has ample material to carry out the prosecution of persons already indicted in connection with the Watergate scandal. that might aid the defendants in protecting their rights is contained in the massive volume of edited tape transcripts Nixon made public and all other exculpatory material is being provided to the defendants -as it is discovered at the White House. The lawyer's plan to seek the quashing of the Jaworski subpoena could lead to a legal court battle over access to the tapes such as the one that led to Nixon's firing last October of Archibald the original Watergate special prosecutor. Tardy taxpayers reprieved Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Taxpayers received an unexpected reprieve at the llth hour yesterday when Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury announced a three- week extension of the income tax filing deadline. Replying to a question in the Mr. Stanbury said tax returns filed by May '21 would be treated as being filed on time. He said the extension was because of the disruption in postal service and extensive flooding in parts of Canada. Mr. Stanbury said that if amounts owing are paid in frill on returns filed up to May no interest will be charged. subpoena speaks for Rodino. said. subpoena is for William Hungate said the aim of the strategy is to win a stand against the president's decision not to turn over tapes without splitting the com- mittee down party lines. Such a split might come if a move were made to vote on enforcing the such as through a contempt citation. concern here is to pre- serve the committee's biparti- san Hungate said. Robert McClory of a senior committee Republican who happened by the Democrats' don't want to take any votes that will divide But House Republican Leader John Rhodes said a similar caucus with committee Republicans produced overwhelming agreement that president was substantially in com- pliance It was clear from the time Nixon disclosed his transcript plan Monday night that the support he sought was beyond the that his goal was to persuade the public he had no advance knowledge of the break-in into the Democratic party headquarters in the Wa- tergate building here or in the cover-up of events pertaining to the break-in. Even as the transcripts were delivered to the the president's lawyers were making plans to go to court Thursday to attempt to quash a subpoena issued at the request of special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Jaworski is seeking tapes and documents relating to 64 presidential conversations he says are needed as evidence in the forthcoming Watergate cover-up trial. In the judiciary committee has requested still other tapes covering the Watergate the ITT anti-trust settlement and Nixon campaign contributions from the dairy industry. Despite the pages of presidential uncertainties remained about what the president and and what he intended to be done. It as Nixon's lawyers and the president have a document marked by ambiguities. all of the thousands of words even though they often are unclear and not once does it appear that the president of the United States was engaged in criminal plot to obstruct said a White House covering statement delivered with the transcripts. SMII and hoard About town Bill public school suggesting the school board participate in a bottle drive to raise more funds for education Dorothy Beckel giving preference to or over or Sidewalk super A headless sidewalk superintendent spends some happy minutes watching other people favorite inactivity. This construction supervisor is making sure workers at the Lethbridge Centre site are working harder than he is. Ottawa agree on prisoner exchange EDMONTON Exchanges of prisoners between federal and provincial penitentiaries is likely soon under a recent agreement concluded between Alberta and Rheal Alberta's deputy solicitor said Tuesday. The agreement would prevent duplication of prison programs and allow inmates to serve sentences in their home region Offenders now sentenced to less than two years are sent to provincial jails Those sentenced to more than two years go to federal institutions. Mr. Leblanc said the new agreement is expected to show 'its first advantages in the problem of female prisoners sentenced to federal penitentiaries. Alberta has no federal facilities women and no plans to provide so all women prisoners are sent to the federal penitentiary at Ont. Negotiations wilT continue before final working limits are said Mr. LeBlanc. British Quebec and Yukon and the Northwest Territories also signed the transfer agreement with Alberta Newfoundland and New Brunswick have had similar arrangements for several years. Negotiations are continuing between Ottawa and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Airlines prepare for controllers' strike Inside Classified........30-33 Comics............26 Comment...........4 District............15 Family..........35-38 Local News..... Markets...........27 Sports..........23-25 Theatres............7 TV.................6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH 45-50. SHOWERS TORONTO Some airlines operating out of Toronto International Airport say they are making plans to bus passengers to the United States if Canadian airports are shut down Sunday by a strike of air traffic controllers. U S. airlines and a charter say they will operate out of U.S. taking Toronto passengprs there and back by bus. Air says it will cease operations in event of a strike. Reservations are being ac- cepted for flights next week by all in the hopes the strike can be averted. Negotiations aimed at averting the controllers' strike are continuing in Quebec City. Electrical worker's strike closes B.C. construction sites VANCOUVER Most major British Columbia construction sites were silent today after negotiators failed in a bargaining session to avert a strike by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Talks between the construction labor relations association and 16 unions broke oft at a.m. PDT today and the inside wiremen set up picket lines at job sites employing IBEW workers. Other unions .respected the picket lines although further negotiations were set for this afternoon.