Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 llTrHBSroOl Wndneidny, Mtry 3, 1972 language plan still to pay off OTTAWA A SM-mil- ion iim'.itmcnt in language ti'ainiim fni' public bus still to pay riff tho expected did- i dend for Ihe fi-deral govern- ment, tiie I'omimms miscella- neous estimates committee was lulfl trwhiy. "It's like starting a university rrnu) not to have any graduates for Hie first said John Carson, chair- man of the public service com- mission which operates the hi- lingual training program. Mr. Carson said 1B.OOO pulilic servants have received lan- guage training. Certified bilin- gual graduates total S.'.OO. Cordon I! i tc li i e (PC-Dau- phin) expressed concern at tho low turnout of graduates but Mr. Carson offered a number of qualifications and explanations. The volume of g r a d u a t c s would soon rise to a year as more and more students complete the basic course, Mr. Carson said. An intensive training program introduced four years ago was intended lo provide students willi tbree weeks of training three limes a year over a pe- riod of three years. Mr. Carson said many public workers, however, have been unable to fit so much training into their schedi !cs. Some had dropped out of the course, oth- ers had become "stretch-outs." A smaller proportion of the exposed to training were participants in a ono-hour-a-day program, dropped in 1968, who had not been able lo enter the intensive program. Mr. Carson said the hour-a- day program was ended be- cause "it seemed like it was going lo take forever." He added that 9.000 govern- ment employees will take lan- guage training this year at the commission's schools in Oltawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Edmon- ton and Banff, Alta. Most will be studying French but J.152 will be enrolled in English-lan- guage training. The operation is being ex- panded at the government's re- quest to meet the of some public employees thai they are being denied promotion because Ihey are unable lo get on a language training schedule, he said. The committee also learned that Ihe commission has re- sponded to criticism last year that it was permitting govern- ment departments too much freedom in tho hiring of new workers. By law, tile commission is the government's sole employment agency and is required to hire on the basis of ability and expe- protection against po- lilical palronage. Mr, Carson said the commis- sion has decided not to extend its current practice of delegat- ing its hiring authority to im vitlual depart mcnts. Fears f the preservation of (lie mei system "were too high a pri> to lie said. Kootenay rail query Woolco has Nautical Lock in Men tickets it >T' (S AWQQICO I kM [f ni An Outstanding Price on Men's Grommet Trim Squall Jacket A. 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The commission had rejected an application from the Koot- enay and Elk Railway Co. to build a line from Line Creek, B.C. to the United States border where it would join up with tho Burlington Northern, an Ameri- can railway. Coal would have been shipped over the U.S. rail- way lo the coast, In competition with CP Hall. Mr. Lewis asked whether the transport department is consi- dering legislation that would protect Canadian interests. Mr. Jamieson said he was given conflicting assessments of the Supremo Court decision and would like time to discuss it. Mr. Lewis asked whether the transport department would not feel impelled to bring amend- ments lo the Railway Act with- out- delay, lie said Canadian jobs will be transferred to a U.S. railway. Mr. Jamicson said he would prefer to let this case take its course. But as a general princi- pie he believed that the maxi- mum amount of Canadian pro- duce should move on Canadian rails. Union official held in slaying WASHINGTON (AP) Al- bert E. Pass, 51, a United Mine Yorkers Union official, was ar- rested by the FBI here in connection with the murders of JMW leader Joseph Yablonski, lis wife and daughter. A federal grand jury in Pitts- lurgh, Pa., returned a sealed ndictment earlier in the day harging Pass, secretary-treas- irer of UMW District 19, with conspiracy to violate federal aws prohibiting interference vith the- rights of a union eader, obstruction of justice and obstruction of Investigation. Penalties upon conviction ange up to five years imprison- lent and a fine. Pass is the second UMW offi- ial to be arrested by the FBI in he Yablonski case in recent t'eeks. William J. Prater. 52, a UMW District 19 field representative, was arrested April 12 on similar harges. Prater also faces state murder charges In Washington, Pa. Pass, of Middleboro, Ky., began work for the UMW in 1941 and was elected to the in- ternational UMW board of Washington in 1968. He is married and the father of two children. In addition to Pass and Pra- ter, four other persons have been charged previously In the Yablonski slaying. Paul E. Gilly, 33, of East Cleveland, Ohio, and Aubran W. Martin, 24, of Cleveland, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. Claude Edward Vealey, 28, of Cleveland and Paul Gilly's wife, Annette L. Gilly, 31, have pleaded guilty to murder charges and are awaiting sen- tence. The Yablonskis were shot to death in their home in nearby Clarksviile, Pa., Dec. 31, 1969. Their bodies were found Jan. 5, 1970, by a son, Kenneth. Mystery disease kills children OTTAWA (CP) Federal ealth officials are keeping a lose watch on an outbreak of influenza-like disease that as affected more than a third the residents of Repulse Bay, '.W.T., and took the lives of vo infants, the health depart- lent reported today. A department spokesman said ic outbreak, which started arly in April, so far has af- icted 88 of the remote com- lunity's population of 225. Older children and adults eathcred the outbreak fairly ell, the spokesman said, but it as more difficult for infants up i a year old. The nature of the disease has ot been pinpointed. Officials re keeping a close eye on other orthcrn communities but no milar outbreaks have turned P- Among the baby in Repulse Bay 12 months old have come down ith the disease, three doctors i the scene report. One two-year-old died in hos- pita! after being flown the miles south from Repulse Bay to Winnipeg. This youngster had a heart problem that apparently was aggravated by the disease. A nine-month-old baby died aboard a plane while being flown from Repulse Bay to Churchill, Man., about 600 miles south. Doctors have used antibiotics in treatment of the disease and a total of 10 Repulse residents have been flown out to hospitals either in Churchill or Winnipeg since the outbreak began. Drs. J. W. Davies and John Kirkhride of the federal depart- ment were sent to Repulse after the outbreak was discovered. They aided Dr. Jack Hildas of the University of Manitoba who already was on the scene. The doctors say there have been some rumors Uiat the dis- ease involved is meningitis but this is untrue. They describe it as similar in form to influenza, bringing fever and sometimes leading to other complications such as penumonia. Do consumers want truth, nothing but the truth? TORONTO (CP) Do con- sumers really want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Paul Pare, president of ]nv asco Ud. of Montreal, told the Association of Canadian Ad- vertisers here that the coiv sumer prefers a little icing on his advertisements. "Would the car buyer ap- preciate it if the ads for new models said: 'This little two- seater has an engine powerful enough to drive a tank. It will do 150 miles per hour, but you'll be arrested if you go over you don't kill your- self first. "How many women would buy a popular swcet-smellirr, f.oap if the ads said: 'If you .trr over 411, don't fool yourself th.U this soap will iron out your wrinkles and make you look 20." "If the advertiser doesn't supply the image, the con- sumer will always dip into his ego to round out the Mi'. Pare said. "A well-cut suit can cover that spreading middle: n loupe that bald spot: n TV dinner an unwillingness or inability lo cook." Mr. Fart MW nothing WTong with tin's. The danger, he said. Is when the adver- tiser goes more than half way to meet the consumer's self- image. He dldnl throw Queen into ocean MELBOURNE (API For- mer prime minister John Gor- ton described today the day he did not throw the Queen into the sea. The occasion was "one of the greatest fun evenings T ran mnombr-r." Gorton larlios luncheon here IIP Ihal while rny.nl yacht Brilannia was anchored near an island off Ihe Queens- land coast "people decided everyone else ought to bo thrown into the water." Prince Philip was thrown in, and then Princess Anne, ho said. Ho added: "I was silling be- side thn Queen. I was about lo throw her in, but I looked at her and Ihcre. was something in tie way she looked back."