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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta News In brief Campers found dead City teachers curtail planning 'scheme9 RADIUM HOT B.C. RCMP are investigating the deaths of two found Wednesday at a campsite at this East. Kootenay community near the Alberta border. The aged 19 and were from Alberta but police released no names. One body was taken to nearby Cranbrook for an autopsy. Police said the pair apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Trinidad seeks oil assets PORT OF SPAIN The government of Trinidad and Tobago proposes to acquire the holdings and assets of Shell Oil Co. in Prime Minister Eric Williams announced Wednesday night. He said that talks for this purpose will start today be- tween representatives of Shell and the Trinidad and Tobago government at this country's high commission in London. By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge teachers decided Wednesday to attempt to curtail the implementation of a scheme they claim is being forced on the public schools by their board of trustees. The scheme referred to by the teachers is objective- based education an educational system of planning in which educators spell out their goals and guidelines for attaining the goals. The public school board in February approved the objective-based education system in principle and now is beginning to phase it into the public schools before consulting with the teachers claimed during an hour of discussion on the issue. In the special general meeting of the local Alberta Teachers Association the teachers agreed the objective based system should be suspended until they- can be given enough information that they can accept or reject it by popular vote. Frustration has been building among many public school teachers since February. They fear the system is simply an extension of a program that has been experimented with at a local elementary school. The experimental program has failed tests given by the central office administrators apparently show. Teachers also fear implementation of a new educational innovation without evidence that it is any better or as good as the system now being used in the public schools. is our duty and responsibility to find out what kind of process is being forced on our one teacher emphasized while calling the evasiveness of the trustees and their administrators to answer questions about the new system real concern for all parents and It is he that there is some merit in the objective-based education scheme but up to now evidence of worth has been Another teacher warned his fellows that they may be wandering blindly into an educational system that may be ourselves for more from the public. you are going to ever get anywhere if you are going to get some of your you better not rush into Japan meeting postponed TOKYO Japan announced today its acceptance of a Canadian proposal for postponement of the seventh Japan-Canada ministerial conference scheduled for May 13 and 14 in Tokyo. The foreign ministry said Canada proposed the post- ponement of the meeting. The Canadian parliament passed a non-confidence motion Wednesday causing Prime Minister Trudeau to call a general election. Foreign ministry sources said Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka's planned visit to Canada late this year might also be affected. Canada's External Affairs Minister Sharp and three other cabinet ministers were originally scheduled to visit Tokyo for the ministerial meeting to discuss problems regarding resources and energy. New senators announced OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau announced Wednesday that Irvine Barrow. 61. of Halifax and Ernest G. of have been appointed to the senate. Mr. governor of Dalhousie is a past president of the Nova Scotia Liberal Association and a former director of the Bank of Canada. Mr. principal of Ste. Anne Du Ruisseau School in Yarmouth since has been a teacher and automobile dealer in Nova Scotia and was president of the Yarmouth County for five years. The prime minister's which came minutes before a non- confidence vote in the brings the number of Liberals in the senate to 76. There are 17 two one Social Credit and one Independent Liberal. Five seats are vacant. Costa Rica issues warning SAN Costa Rica Daniel Oduber was in- augurated as president of Costa Rica Wednesday and promptly issued a tough warning to foreign investors and other outsiders. More than 30.000 including 72 foreign looked on as outgoing President Jose Figueres placed the presi- dential sash on the 53-year-old lawyer. Oduber said his government will introduce a foreign in- vestment law to restrict outside capital to minority ownership of companies. A lonely walk home a security car escorts Prime Minister Trudeau Wednesday evening. Trudeau toppled on 20th try Cambodia situation 'grave' PHNOM PENH The government .erming the situation has moved about -enforcements into Kompong Som. the country's major wrt. in an effort to block advancing Khmer Rouge 'orces. The troops were brought by lavy boat and air from Karn- 40 miles to the where they have been holding off another Khmer Rouge force. Another government relief column was trying to move down Highway 4 to Kompong but stiff rebel resistance blocked military sources said. By PETER LLOYD OTTAWA Defeat of the minority Liberal govern- ment in the Commons Wednesday marks the third time in Canadian history that a government has been toppled in a non-confidence vote. It came on the 20th formal non-confidence test since Prime Minister Trudeau's minority government was elected 1972. The vote that sounded the government's death knell was based on the budget and it was the first time a budget has been defeated in the House. It came without the constitutional and intra-party squabbling that marked the two previous defeats of governments on the Commons floor. The last time such a defeat the government was wracked by dissension. That happened Feb. when John Diefenbaker's mi- nority Conservative government lost 142 to 111 on a vote hinged specifically on defence policy and a controversy concerning nuclear warheads. The resulting election put Lester Pearson's Liberals into Construction workers shot Family BELFAST A 40- Roman Catholic con- worker was shot lead by Northern Ireland unmen after answering a nock at the door of his home n Ballyclare Wednesday ight. MM BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL He ran after being wounded by the first volley of bullets. The gunmen pursued and killed him as he tried to reach a neighbor's house. The victim of what police believe to be another Ulster sectarian killing leaves a Protestant widow. The name of the dead father of was not released. Ballyclare is 12 miles north of Belfast. to be explained ACTION AT THE ARMY DEEPER-LIFE CAMPAIGN Col. and Mrs. William Ross from Whlta B.C. leading maotlngs May 9th to 12th Thursday and Friday p.m. Saturday p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. and p.m. EDMONTON CITADEL BAND Sunday p.m. Lethbridge Salvation Army 1302-4th A South Transport 328-1011 A meeting has been arranged to explain details of a family life education program to parents of children within the separate school a meeting of the separate school board trustees was told Wednesday. Ralph superintendent of said the meeting will be to explain what the proposed program will include and get some indication what the parents The program is being developed by various committees and a detailed report should be finished before the June 2 meeting. Mr. Himsl said a curriculum committee has topics and instructional materials under review and a staffing committee is working to determine assignments for the program. A staff development committee has teacher training sessions planned and completed the first one Wednesday afternoon. Board members were warned by Trustee F. S Vaselenak that all material used in the program must be carefully screened. He said films received from the Edmonton Separate School Board were not made by I would consider conforming to what a Catholic should am just issuing a warning now that we will have to be very careful before we show them to Grades 8 and he said. Mr. Vaselenak was given assurances by Mr. Himsl that there is a few screens the things will have to pass through before they are Quake collapses Japanese homes TOKYO More than 100 houses collapsed and others vanished under land- slides when a powerful earth- quake ripped through a Japa- nese seaside district today. Hours after the quake hit the Izu Peninsula south of the casualty toll was still not clear because had been knocked out. But police said one person was known to have been 12 were injured and 28 missing. Worst hit appeared to be the village of Minami which was partially destroyed when the with an intensity of five on the Japanese scale of a position the party has retained since. Mr. with longer service in the Commons than any MP in Parliament now was among those Conservatives whose votes Wednesday unseated the government of Pierre Trudeau. The other occasion on which a government was ousted on a confidence test was in when Prime Minister Arthur a lost by one vote in a showdown over a constitutional issue. Prior to the Meighen government taking power. Liberal Mackenzie King resigned under protest when the Governor-General refused his request for a dissolution of Parliament. Mr. Meighen assumed but was in trouble immediately. In those MPs appointed to the cabinet were required to resign and win a byelection before being sworn in. Because of the precarious balance of Commons Mr. Meighen avoided this process by appointing acting ministers who were not sworn in and did not get cabinet salaries. Mr. King's motion objecting to the questionable legitimacy of the government was ap- proved 96-95. Although Wednesday's defeat was the first time a Play drugs trouble Socred MLA VICTORIA A Social Credit MLA told the British Columbia legislature Wednesday that play drugs are being sold to children in Victoria stores. Bob McClelland said a product known as Snort Sniffing Powder is sold so children can play at sniffing cocaine. He said the powder comes in three flavors. Outside the Mr. McClelland said the made in West Germany and selling at for a small is made from a talcum powder base. He said he has sent for more of the tins to show them to At- torney-General Alex Macdonald and Human Resources Minister Norman Levi. Mr. Levi said he was not aware of the product's exis- budget was voted down in the other governments have gone to great lengths to avoid fatal showdowns over their budgetary proposals. 'Bargain not easy for RCMP MONTREAL Solic- itor-General Warren Allmand says he does not believe RCMP officers can produce a workable plan for a bargaining unit for the force. Citing the Public Service Act which prohibits RCMP members from forming unions and going on Mr. Allmand said problem is that some- times organizations that bar- gain on salaries and work con- ditions without the right to sometimes they strike Although officers pressing for some kind of bargaining unit for the force have said they do not want the right to strike. Mr. Allmand said in an interview that the very however of strike action raises a definite obstacle to the union plan. Officers have argued that some kind of union-like organ- ization would help solve prob- lems such as fair overtime pay and pe' jing salaries to the cost of living in the various cities. Credentials presented DOHA James Canada's ambassador to today presented his credentials here to Qatar's Sheikh Kha Ifa bin al- as Ottawa's first envoy to the gulf oil state. Discussion LISBON Gen. Antonio head of Portugal's new military today pressed ahead with political talks on the formation of a provisional government here to solve the crucial problem of Portugal's anything you better have a little information about what you're getting he insisted. One teacher suggested that a motion calling for suspension of the objective-based education system was premature. The central office administrators are just beginning to approach the schools and until they have had the opportunity to introduce the system to all the schools any action by the teachers against OBE would be he said. But another teacher quickly pointed out that the school board has already established timelines for the implementation of the system and claimed OBE fully under If teachers want to find out more about the he they act or it will be too late. After defeating two attempts to soften the tone of the motion to request a suspension of the OBE system until teachers are provided with more the teachers passed the motion with a large majority. The ATA executive will now attempt to meet with the Lethbridge public school board to request the suspension of the program. Beet labor probe sought By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta federation of labor is pressing for a voice on agricultural hiring committees in Southern Alberta where it says exploitation of farm workers is the worst in the province. The federation wants agricultural manpower boards set up in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat in the heart of the sugar beet industry. The most southerly such board Calgary schools CALGARY The Calgary public school system has one-third of all the vacant school space in the province. Jim the system's planning said Wednesday the Calgary public has of the vacancies in Alberta's announced this week by Education Minister Lou Hyndman. The Calgary public's vacancy at 28.4 per is well above the provincial vacancy rate of 19 per he said. Mr. Hyndman used the high vacancy rate to back up his stand against building new schools in the province buildings he said would become because of the declining school population. However. Mr. Delaney said despite the vacancy rate on there is still need for school space in outlying and newly-formed communities. The he is having vacancies in the wrong places. One solution would be to dispose of some existing schools in low-use areas and redistribute students to other schools to lower the vacancy while increasing school space in needed areas. Whitlam favored Australia A public opinion poll predicts Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's Labor party will win next Wednesday's national election by a slim margin. The poll surprised political commentators who were pre- dicting a Labor defeat. Whit- lam's party got the support of 51.5 per cent of those questioned to 48.5 per cent for the Liberal-Country party coalition. now is in Brooks. not even making minimum Reg federation said of migrant beet workers in a recent interview. now in the beet areas it is a cheap labor pool and they want to keep it that Mr. Basken claimed that climbing sugar prices should mean doubled wages for beet workers. Most of the six boards established in the province by Ottawa have labor he said. The boards were established to help farmers and prospective workers get together. The federation passed a resolution at its annual meeting that boards be established further south. local boards have been established in the sugar beet fields and market garden areas of Southern Alberta where exploitation of agricultural workers is most it said. Walter chairman of the federal-provincial agricultural manpower said he would ask the Lethbridge agricultural manpower office to consider the request for labor representation. The office in Lethbridge has been established for some time and is not one of the new manpower boards. But Mr. McNary said it does have an advisory board composed primarily of producers. He said labor representation could provide a means for producers to communicate more efficiently with workers. He also said the Brooks board was not limited strictly to that area. Railway crippled NEW DELHI India's lifeline railway service was crippled for the second day today by a strike posing an increasing political danger to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In a rare moment of opposition parties to the left and right of Mrs. Gandhi's rul- ing Congress Party joined forces to decry government tactics against the railwaymen. Government spokesmen contended the strike was only effective and that absenteeism Wednesday was only about eight per cent above normal. Boat docks TUN IS. The de- stroyer Assiniboine arrived here today for the first visit to Tunisia by a Canadian naval ship. w -v-w-w -v w w w w w 1 ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd A VENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NIW BLACKOUT Playad Till Won Numbor IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD Limit PAYS DOUBLE ELKS and INVITED QUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT May I '-BRIDGE TOWN May 10 May 11 Upttaln-SOUTHERN ;