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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WARMER FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY 65 The LetHbrtdge Herald VOL. LXIII No. 123 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1970 PRICE NOT OVER It CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES Indians Pass The Test CHARLES LOYST Had To Act Mr. Loyst said that once the Indians had decided how they wanted to solve their problems, instead of having a white man tell them how, the plans were printed in the band newspaper so each chairman was committed to act. This week, a year later, he checked on progress with Eric Russell, community development officer for the bands. "With the Bloods, the biggest band in Canada, the techniques had real impact. Mr. Russell says the whole Band operation has become vastly more effec- tive." He attributes the success to the Blood band man- ager, who has kept each chairman to his commitments, printing their progress in fulfilling plans each month in the newspaper. The Peigans, without a band man- ager, have had less success. Following Mr. Loyst's speech, the council entted its three-day meeting here with a plea to all govern- ments to start properly enforcing all anti-discrimina- tion laws. Particularly, the 50 delegates resolved that the fed eral government should be asked to include sex in leg- islation that already forbids on-the-job discrimination because of race, religion or nationality. Most Negroes Seeks White Partnership LOS ANGELES (AP) Rev. Edward V. Hill says most Negroes in the United States would rather be partners in a white land "a people among peoples" than segregated power seekers. Hill, who travels the United Slates urging restraint and moderation among Negroes, says he speaks for the "silenced majority of Negroes." "We have been silenced in this IK told an interviewer, "overshadowed by the cries of separatist black militants." He adds: "There has been an overattention to and a superimposing of Negro leaders on the Negro community, which doesn't even know them. The true leaders, lie says, often are churchmen. And he says it is unfortunate that whites often do not recognize this. Hill, a portly 35, says the accomplishments of the Negro majority have been large in recent years and largely overlooked. "Young Negroes are in college. Negro businesses have survived. Negroes are buying better houses, land investment property. The mass Negro is talking about buying stock where 20 years ago it was just food. Negroes are infiltrating everything, and they are doing jobs well." City Electrical Workers Serve Strike Notice By ROSEMARY SPEIRS TORONTO (CP) Charles Loyst tried out some liis most sophisticated management principles on the Blood and Peigan Indians of southern Alberta last year and found he got better results than with large companies. In a speech Wednesday to the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, Mr. Loyst, a Toronto man- agement consultant, said he applied the principles de- veloped by Douglas McGregor, author of The Human Side of Enterprise, to Indian problems. Basically the theory rejects usual management concepts that workers are lazy, must be closely con- trolled, and work only for money. Instead Mr. McGregor says that work is natural to man and that a worker will" do better if given responsibility and con- trol of his own job instead of being constantly bossed. "I expected self-disipUne, self-control and creativity from the Bloods and Peigans and I got Mr. Loyst said. "These principles of management are universal. If they will work with the Bloods and Peigans, half of whom can't read or write, Uiey will work anywhere." Federal Request Mr. Loyst said he had just finished an organizing job with Rolls Royce in Montreal when his firm was asked by the federal government to try to improve the operations of Indian affairs. "Surprisingly the application of modern manage- ment techniques had more impact on change among the Indians than they had in the structured business setting." For Mr. Loyst, 40, in appearance an immaculate and suave businessman, the first meeting at Leth- bridge with representatives of the Blood band and the Peigans turned out to be a shock. After an. abortive attempt to get the Indians 16 write down-their problems many of them couldn't write "I turned the whole direction of the seminar around and, told the group their job was not only to .state problems but to resolve them." "This came as a novel thought. The government had set up an elected system for Indian bands'. but had not explained they were responsible to the elec- tors. No one had bothered to tell them." Mr. Loyst set up band chairman with responsibility for tackling different problems. The ranch chairman, Bunny Greer, himself planned a system of book-keep- ing and careful farming intended to put the band's ranch on a profit basis. Official notice of strike, set for Monday noon, was filed at city hall this morning by the union local representing 28 city-1 employed electrical workers. The notice was served to Tom Ferguson, city manager, by E. H. (Ted) Stark, business manager, for Local 254, Interna- tional Brotherhood of Electri- cal Workers. April 9 the IBEW voted 100 per cent in favor of taking strike action. Mediation talks April 20 to 22 failed to arrive at a settlement. The city administration has been considering the possibility City Council Double-Cross Is Charged E. H. (Ted) Stark, business manager for Local 254 Leth- bridge Unit of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers said "it would appear city council has double-crossed its negotiation Mr. Stark was commenting on the strike notice served by the electrical workers on the city of Lethbridge this morn- ing. He said IBEW. negotiators, city negotiators and the govern- ment appointed mediator did arrive at an agreement. He said it was the union's understanding that the city ne- gotiation team was supposed to recommend to city council that the agreement be, accepted. "The city group indicated to IBEW that all they had to do 'was to recommend to city council and there would be an he said. "This looks like an outright double- cross." Mr. Stark said the city told its negotiation committee it would accept anything brought back by the committee. of a strike for some time, Mr. Ferguson said, and arrange- ments have been made to main- tain all essential electrical ser- vices. George Hunt, president of Lo- cal 70 Canadian Union of Pub- lic Employees said this mor- ning the strike notice served by IBEW won't affect Local 70. WON'T CROSS LINES He said members of Local 70 would not cross any picket lines set up by IBEW. "The strike notice will not af- fect the date Local 70 would strike, at present, unless the ex- ecutive committee got together and decided to lend support to he said. "Any strike action by Local 70 at this time would not likely help IBEW." He said there were not too many places of construction where the outside city workers would become involved with a picket line established by the electrical workers. City council had instructed tile city negotiators to stick by a memorandum of agreement which was signed by both city negotiators and union negotia- tors Feb. 12.. The release from the city stated the memorandum of agreement, which in effect means that the negotiators have reached a settlement, was rati- fied by city council but reject- ed by the union membership. It gave the electrical workers an immediate wage increase of 12 cents an hour plus six per cent effective Jan. 1, 1970 another six per cent Sept. 1, 1970 and a further six per cent May 1971. PAY SCALE A journeyman lineman, on whose wage negotia- tions are baStfd, earned M.03 hour for the last 10 months of 1969. The wage rate would increase to per hour effective Jan. 1, 1970; to per hour, Sept. per hour, May 1, 1971. This would be about per month as of May 1, 1971. U.S. SOLDIER HIDES FROM ENEMY SNIPERS IN CAMBODIA Looms In Asia Anti-War Anger Building Up Across U.S. Fist Fight Erupts In Irish House From Heuters-AP DUBLIN (CP) A brief fist fight erupted in the Irish parlia- ment today as the republic's government strove to bolster a cabinet badly shaken when two ministers were fired Wednesday for alleged participation in a plot to smuggle arms to the out- lawed Irish Republican Army. The fists flew for about a min- ute during voting on a replace- ment for Justice Minister Mi- chael Moran, who resigned Monday for health reasons. Wednesday night, Prime Min- ister Jack Lynch announced in the legislature he had fired two other cabinet members culture Minister Neil Blaney and Finance Minister Charles Haugbey after- receiving "in- formation which purported to connect them with an alleged attempt to unlawfully, import arms." Kevin Boland, minister tat local governments, then re- signed in a sympathy action. Boland was involved, in the melee today, and had to be re- strained. WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Nixon is faced with the threat of weekend 'turmoil on his doorstep because of growing anger by anti-war pro- testers over his military strike into Cambodia. A n t i -w a r leaders, warning their followers of possible police beatings and gassing, aimed to test police intentions to wall off the White House with buses and rope by going ahead with plans for a big rally Saturday just ac- ross the street. Protest leaders have pledged to bring more than dem- onstrators to the capital. Nixon hopes to steal their thunder .when he holds a tele- vised news conference Friday. The government, adopting soft tactics in contrast to its tough line in the November Moratorium march by persons, went to court Wednes- day to waive the usual 15-day notice required for issuance of parade permits, r In a frantic day. across the country sparked by the U.S. at- tack on Cambodia and height- ened by the killing of four stu- dents at Kent State University in Ohio Monday, these were the highlights: ordered a full-scale investigation of the Kent slay- ings. House of Representa- tives voted down proposals to cut funds for Indochina opera- tions. state department an- nounced the first direct deliv- eries of U.S. arms to Cambodia. Stephen Young (Dem. Ohio) claimed the shoot- ing of.the four students started when National Guards troops "lost their heads" after one shot was fired accidentally. Secretary Melvin Laird said he fully supports the drive into Cambodia, denying rumors to the contrary. 250 college cam- puses have been hit by strikes or disorders, or both. Many closed down, some until the end of the school year. a t i o n a 1 Guards troops moved on to campuses in Ohio ant1 Kentucky, were standing by in Wisconsin and were on alert in New Mexico. H1CKEL CRITICAL Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel warned the White House Wednesday against consciously alienating the country's young people, and President Nixon's youth adviser resigned after de- nouncing the administration's attacks on young dissenters. Last week, President Nixon referred to campus dissenters as "these bums." Wednesday, a letter to the president from Hickel suggest- ing the administration has shown a lack of concern for young people was made public and shortly afterwards Nixon appointee Anthony J. Moffett re- signed as director of the office of students and youth. Hickel wrote that administra- tion policies appear "to lack concern for the attitude of a great mass of young people." He suggested that Vice-Presi- dent Spiro T. Agnew be muzzled on the subject of student dis-. sent. Moffett was less diplomatic. He said Nixon "has shown that he does not understand young people, nor does he wish to communicate with them." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN TVEWCOMERS to Leth- bridge (from Yorkshire, Joyce Davies .and Wendy Perrow enjoying their first drive in "cinema" with friends Kent and Patti Wood office worker Christine Puhl blushing in living color when her wig fell off library board members startled when Marian Doyle's miniature alarm clock rang during a meeting. SAIGON (AP) U.S. Navy boats are planning an assault up the Mekong River to help open a 60-mile stretch of the waterway to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, official sources said today. They reported the operation will begin Friday. SHARP FIGHTING SEEN If the operation materializes, the navy boats will be in for some sharp fighting. North Viet- namese and Viet Cong forces are dotted along most of the wa- terway and control the ferry crossing at Neak Luong, 37 milest southeast of Fnnom Penh. President Nixon has said he would not send United States forces beyond 21.7 miles into Cambodia without seeking con- gressional approval. The operation would take hall of the 500 Americans involved ah1 the way to Phnom Penh. The sources said there will be 40 U.S. boats and 60 South Viet- namese craft. The South Vietnamese part of the operation was first disclosed the foreign ministry in -an unprecedented public announce- ment of a future operation. The U.S. command had no immedi- ate comment. FLEET ACTIVE There also were reports that U.S. 7th Fleet aircraft carriers were manoeuvring in the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam but the intention was not clear. In announcing the operation, the foreign ministry said .sir cover would be provided for the flotilla. In a related development, it was learned that the govern- ment is considering an amphibi- ous assault at the big port of Kompong Sihan- the Cambodian base of Ream, reported threat- ened by North Vietnamese troops only 20 miles away. Ream is 15 miles southeast of Kompong Som. Sources said the U.S. part of the task force in the Phnom Penh operation on the Mekong River will include 38 gunboats armed with .50-calibre ma- chine-guns and two big landing ships to be used as command posts. The landing ships also will help carry back any of the Vietnamese living in Phnom Penh who want to re- turn to their homeland. DESCRIBE PLANS The 60 South Vietnamese gun- boats will have mixed American and .Vietnamese crews, inform- ants said. They added that some of the American boats will go .all the way up the river, the others only half way. The foreign ministry said the flotilla also will be protected by. South Vietnamese troops, pre- sumably riding in attack boats along with their U.S. infantry Government To Invoke Oil Code OTTAWA (CP) govern- ment is expected to invoke pow- ers to regulate the oil trade fol- lowing complaints from some refiners that imports are being distributed in 'violation of the national oil policy. Energy Minister J. J. Greene is expected to announce new policy today or Friday. The national oil policy of 1961, designed to encourage produc- tion in Western Canada, re- served all markets west of'the Ottawa Valley for domestic out- put. Eastern Canada is .supplied by lowar-priced imports. Post Office Walkout In Offing OTTAWA (CP) Leaders of pest office employees: an- nounced Thursday they Will ask union members for power to call a result of the failure of a conciliation.board to find a settlement in a pro- tracted contract dispute with the government. Mackasey Denies Report On Jobless Rate advisers. AT CRAVESIDE CEREMONY-Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Krause and daughter Laurie, 15, mourn the death of their daughter and sister, Allison, 19, at graveside ser- vices in Pittsburgh. Miss Krause was one of four Kent Uni- versity students who died during student confrontation! with National Guard ot jchool, OTTAWA (CP) Labor Min- ister Bryce Mackasey moved quickly to end speculation Wednesday, based on a report that he had discussed with Lib- eral MPs the possibility of rais- ing the top rate for unemploy- ment insurance benefits to a week from Mr. Mackasey said the figure of ?100 for a married man wiUi a family was proposed by MPs at a meeting Tuesday to discuss possible changes in unemploy- ment insurance legislation. It was not, however, put in the form cf a recommendation and he himself had considered it only as a talking point, Mr. Mackasey said. tacribed the ai similar to discussions with labor, business and welfare groups which have been held to consider what should be con- tained in a government white paper on proposed revision of Hospital Workers Walk Off Job ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Only emergency surgery was to be performed in most New- foundland hospitals today as laboratory technologists walked off the job and x-ray teehnolo- gicto began a slowdown to back up wage unemployment insurance, legis- lation, promised in the speech from the throne last October. Mr. Mackasey said he has not yet formulated the policies to be proposed in the -white paper and claimed speculation about them has been groundless and gar- bled. Before meeting the Liberal MPs Tuesday, Mr. Mackasey told the Commons labor com- mittee he believed all wage and salary earners should contribute to the unemployment insurance fund and that benefits should be increased. He agreed with some, members of the committee that the current range of benefits, from a week to fa "not adequate in 1970." Walter Weir Won't Attend Conference WINNIPEG (CP) Opposi- tion-Leader Walter Weir said that because of the "seriousness" of the automo- bile insurance issue facing Manitoba, he has cancelled plans to attend a conference on one prairie opening in Leth- bridge Sunday. Tile Conservative leader told a news conference he will ar- range for a colleague to attend instead. The insurance bill comes up for second reading in the legis- lature Friday and Mr. Weir said the Conservative opposi- tion mil fight it "all way down the line." ;