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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 THE IETHDRIDGE HERALD Friday, May 15, 1972 Student representation battle an uphill pull EXPRESS FEELINGS Canadian director Gilles Carle huas actress Micheline Lanctot in Cannes, France, after a showing of Iheir film "The True Nature of Bernadetle" at the international film festival. Dy KOI1KY K0110IJUK Canadian Prrss Staff Writer The fight for student rcm-c- senlation in university govern- ment has been an up-hul pull. Now some student representa- tion has been granted and Hie fight against tokenism is be ginning. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that al1 Canadian universities now have some provision for student representation, but in virtually all of them that rep- rcsenlaiiot. is a token thing. Student representation was opposed for a number of rea- sons: universities were afraid the students m i g h t try to water down course content; they were afraid attempts would be made to influence hir- ing and tenure policies; they 'i we're afraid admisrio-i r-d graduation standards might be changed. They were airaiu t..e students might Iry to judge them, unaware that the judg- ment already had been made. Ifoebnefc (Lit 2To) 'Vt jVtake up your own way to remember your (Side. Then send it to your friends. The requests for student rep- resentation were granted but often grudgingly. And now some university officials say some- what cynically that now Hie students havu sennle seals, The students haven't a ma- jority of scnale seals at Simon i'Vaser or al any other univer- sily. Often, student represen- tation is limited to two or three students on senates ranging in .size upwards from 25 mem- bers. The voice is there, but weak. True involvement and a they have lost interest. There may be an explanation. Art Smolensky is a former student senator at Simon l-'ra- i strong voice is lacking. ser University in Burnaby, B.C., j KQl'AL who recalls his days on the sen- js ale- 11 most equal representation is on "Students arc being treated thc a, facultics cmmd, lofal to eight. Thus, on any giv-1 year, says Hay Ilamm, prosi- en issue, instead of being out-1 dent of the students' union. There are already seven voting student members. liul the sen- ate comprises members now. BO addition of 22 students will be nowhere near parity. voted ninc-to-one, they now can be outvoted four-to-onc. At the University o[ Mani- toba in Winnipeg 22 student ob- servers allowed to attend sen- ale meetings are likc-iy to be- come voting members late this katchewan want autonomy from [lie main branch at Saskatoon, feeling thc Saskatoon campus receives preferential treatment. To register their prolcsl, the student representatives on the senate and board of governors Students at the Itcgiua cam- al the Kegina campus have re- pus of Ibc University of Sas-1 signed. as second-class citizens on sen- he says. Before senate sub committee meet ings, "faculty senators would get all sorts of confidential informa- tion, such as lawyers' opinions, w h i c h the student senators would never see." Faculty members would "hold pre-committce meetings among themselves before tbc regular committee meetings which Included student sena- tors." Then the student sena- tors would turn up at meetings to discover that "faculty sena- gciu llv; University of Alberta in Ed- monton. The body has few parallels elsewhere, but gener- ally does the work the senate performs ot most schools Thc council has 128 members of whom 55 are students. But only three ot the 55 are elected; 52 of them are appointed. GAIN FOUll SKATS At the comparatively n n w University of Lelhbridge, stu- dents, with four seats on the 10 member general faculties council, asked for equal rcpre- 's democratic system enters period of stability tors had already decided' how to I renlalion. They were givei vole." tour more seats, bringing their to blame for food bills? By ERIC DOWNTON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Who is lo blame for these soaring grocery bills? Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudcau promised the Com- mons recently the govern- ment would study a proposal by 1 creased seven point four pel- cent from April, 1971, to April, 1972. In food chains such as George Weston profits rose to nearly three point five million dollars in the first three months of 1972. Mrs. Maclnnis said. i She asked if the government Mrs. Grace Maclnnis that an would Ulirjertake to make an investigation should be made to see if supermarkets and food vestigation to see if this in- crease in the cost of food was producers are perpetrating "in- j llue ' jnordinate mark-ups In- ordinate mark-ups." supermarkets or excessive Mrs. Maclnnis (NDP-Van- couver-Kingsway) said the cost of food used in the home in- think PART IV PICTURE QUIZ 5 POINTS Troubles in Parliament threatened my Govern- ment nr.d Its "Ostpolltlk" plan. Who am I? HOW DO YOU RATE? VI h) 100 plnti TOP SCORE! 71 to 80 pointi Good. El to 90 pointt Alto 70 point! Fair, 60 or FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION .Should thc press jiny more attention to women's YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Prime Minister Trudeau said that the Govern- ment has decided to (CHOOSE ONE: halt, ac- celerate) the program of replacing the Canadian Mounted Police insignia on buildings wid cars with the simple word "police." 2 The Federal finance Minister Is 7 3 The percentage of French-speaking Canadians declined In every province during the last de- cade except in a-Quebcc and Ontnrio rj-Britlsli Columbia and Newfoundland c-Quebec and Newfoundland 4 The U.S. John Birch Society reportedly is In- creasing its Canadian membership. The Society Is a organization. a-conservative, antl-Communist b-splrltufllist c-Mr.otst, anarchist 6 North Vietnamese forces captured Quang TrU a city ill the (CHOOSE ONE: northern, middle, fiouthern) section of South Viet Nam. PART II WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4 points lor each -word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1.....provisional 2.....conjugal 4.....conjectural [j.....congruent a-based on guesswork b-concerning marriage c-lucky, or occurring by divine intervention d-iu accord with, match- ing e-temnorary, lor the time being PART III NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 5 points for names that correctly match with the clues. you can 1.....Kwame Nknniini: !.....Mike Gravel 3.....Mitchell sharp of Elate for External Af- ffiirs b-fonnnr Ghnna leader died In exile Sen Alaska 1 o r from 4.....Mtdiel Micombero ri-Bunmdi President Itogcrs 5-87? C-U..S, i ec re t fl rv of VEC, Inc. profit taking by canners and processors o[ food." Trudeau replied he would cer- tainly see that the suggestion was studied. "However, according to our statistics, the gain was in line with the March-April changes in Ihe past live Trudeau said. "If you look at the average change between those two months for the past five years and thc overall consumer price index, it was slighlly less this year than it has been in the past i five." Vehicles act sets rules i EDMONTON (CP) An acl i which would control and regu-1 late the use of off highway vehicles was given first reading in the Alberta legislature. j The Off Highway Vehicles Act. introduced by Minister Without Portfolio Bob Dowling, will apply lo any motorized ve- hicle designed for cross-connlry travel on land, water, snow, ice. marsh or swamp land or on other natural terrain. Included would be four-wheel drive or low pressure tire ve- hicles, motorcycles and related two wheel vehicles, amphibi- ous machines, all terrain ve- hicles, miniature motor vehi- cles, snow vehicles, mmibikes and any other means of trans- portation which is propelled by any power other than muscu- lar power or wind. MACHINERY EXEMPT Farm and construction ma- chinery would be exempt. Mr. Dowling, the minister In charge of tourism, said the new act will incorporate and update the Snow Vehicle Act. Off highway vehicles would have to be registered and li- cenced, as would dealers and agencies that rent such vehicles. The act sets out basic rules of operation, particularly in crossing highways, the mini- mum age of an operr.lor and would limil the use of the ve- lu'cles on any roads. Mr. Dowling said municipal j authorities would be able to j regulate the use of off high- i way vehicles by bylaw and "de- i cide Ihe extent lo which Ihese vehicles may operate in accor- i dance with local preferences." CTI inrMTC SaVI: Th'! Prnctice Examination.1 3 I UUtN I b Valuable Reference Material Fof Exami, ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAGE KXI'KU, PI1IK.ST ASUNCION. Paraguay (Rcii- i tcr) A Spanish Jesuit priest. i ftev. Jose Luis Caravias. has been expelled from Paraguay for alleged subversive activi- ties, rm interior ministry source .''.avs. By RAM SUNDAR Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) After nearly five years of uncer- tainty India's democratic sys- 1cm seems lo have entered a period of stability. Observers think that Llie re- cent elections to 16 state legis- latures in which Prime Minis- ter Indira 'Gandhi's Congress Party scored a resounding Iriumph will give the world's most populous free nation enough lime to grapple with urgent economic and political problems. Emboldened by the election results, Mrs. Gandhi has promised her 570 million countrymen that "poverty will definilcly be banished." "This is a stupendous task but we now can go ahead with determination and c o n f i- she lold a political rally lo congratulate her. The prime minister has al- ready (old the chief ministers of the various slates that Ihe main emphasis in future eco- nomic plans will have to he on "bridging thc gulf between the haves and have-nots." The National Planning Com- mission is being geared for the new task. One of Ihe im- mediate challenges is to cre- ate at least new jobs in the cities and an equal number in villages to meet the threat of growing unem- ployment. HAS NEW SLOGAN The ruling Congress Party's new slogan is "Garibi Hatao" (Remove In the elections the Con- gross Party captured more than of the performance which in most stales was not equalled even in Ihe days of Mrs. Gandhi's father, the legendary' Jawa- harlal Nehru. The pro-Peking Marxist Communist Party suffered major reverses The Jana Sangh, a fanatical religious group, lost ils hold over the Delhi metropolitan council and could win only in 105 out of Ihe 1.230 state constitu- encies in which it had put up candidates. The Organization Congress Party, a group formed by Mrs. Gandhi's old rivals in the Congress Parly after if split in was wiped out in its strongholds of Mysore and Gujaral slates. The Socialist Party now is nowhere in the political picture. The only gamers the pro-Moscow Communists but they did nol win enough seats lo enable them lo bargain with Mrs. Gandhi successfully for a big share in administra- tive power. Opposition leaders have said that the elections have shown that thc "alliance" be- tween Mrs. Gandhi and the pro-Moscow Communist Party of India (CPI) has become stronger. On Ihe other hand. Congress Party circles say that by bagging most of the seats it will be in a position to function independently of other groups. However, impartial observ- ers say the future role of the pro-Moscow Reds will need i some close watching. KF.P.l' OVT KEDS Wiihin the Congress Parly itself there are loaders anx- ious lo prevent Ihe infiltration of Communist elements in (lie name o[ national solidarity. In Ihe parliamentary elec lions last year thc ruling Con- gress Party won a landslide vicloi7. The recent stale poll has placed it in command of all but three stale legisla- tures. This means that at both the national and stale levels I the Congress Parly can act in I a furtherance of its programs j wilh virtually a free hand. Hut the victory in the elec- tions also places a heavy re- sponsibility on Mrs. Gandhi and her parly colleagues. They can no longer blame op- posillon parlies for Ihe coun- try's slow economic, growth. Observers say thai wilh ils newly-acquired authority Mrs. Gandhi's government should be able to curb thc power of the rich, prevent tax evasion, stop corruplion and put down separatist movements aclive in some parts of the country. PEASANTS RESTLESS One of the most crucial problems facing the Indian government is peasant unrest. Most state administrations have done lillle to provide poor peasants with security of land tenure with Ihe result that Maoist influence has spread to many rural areas. There are also allegations that some Congress Parly ministers in the states have indulged in what the press calls "land grabbing." Under Mrs. Gandhi's orders many corrupt politicians were denied party tickets in the re- elections. This evidently impressed the rural electo- rate. Thc Indian prime minister has also asked the state ad- ministrations to draw up con- crelc plans for improving the lol of tribal communities which in some slates account for nearly a I'nird of their pop- ulation. The tribes have been one of the major targets ot Maoist propaganda. The impact of Mrs. Gan- dhi's enhanced stature will be watched wilh inleresl in two key areas particularly. 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