Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THI UTHBRIDGi HERALD Thursday, Muy 14, 1970 Yukoners Request Plan To Reach Province Goal OTTAWA (CP) Yukoners do not want their territory to become Canada's llth province now but they do want a plan whereby they can eventually reach that goal, Erik Nielsen told the Commons Wednesday. He said that Northern Devel- opment Minister Jean Chretien was "misleading the House" when he said that changes pro- posed in the Yukon Act do con- tain constitutional progress for the territory. Mr. Nielsen, a Whitehorse lawyer, criticztd Mr. Chretien after the m i ni s t er 's speech opened second reading debate of a g o v e r n m e nt bill making IT'S SUPERPROVINCE! Ed Ulusehak Edmonton Journal staff cartoonist, lampoons week's Lethbridge conference on the prospects for union of the three prairie prov- inces. Superprovince's three heads are, left to right, Alberta's Premier Harry Strom, Saskatchewan Premier Ross Thatcher and Manitoba Ed Schreyer._____________________ Universities Commission Criticized In U of A Brief EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta Universities Commis- sion Wednesday came in for more criticism before the Worth Commission on educa- tional planning in the prov- ince. The commission, established in 1966, has not lived up to ex- pectations, the Board Gover- nors of the University of Al- berta said in a brief to the education commission's second day of public hearings in Ed- monton. Dr. J. E. Bradley, chairman of the board, said the gover- nors had supported the idea of a body which would receive the views of universities and convey them to the govern- ment. "It has not been clear to the governors in recent years that this earlier hope a Universities Commission has been achieved." HALE OPTICAL Percy Ripley Dispensing Optician COMPANY LTD S07 II. S. 327-7152 Dr. Bradley said the cisions of the Universities Com- mission and the government should be made after consulta- Bride-To-Be Perishes In Fire STRATHMORE (CP) A teen-aged Strathmore girl who was to be married Saturday was killed early today when fire engulfed a home where she lived with her widowed mother and several brothers and sis- ters. Dead Is Marilyn Mitzner, daughter of Mrs. Christine Mitzner of Strathmore. The girl's mother and broth- ers and sisters, one believed to be three years old, escaped un- hurt. A spokesman said volunteer firemen were delayed in get- ting to the scene because a call for help to the Strathmore tele- phone operator failed to give the location of the blaze. tion with universities and the reasons for these decisions made public. Tuesday, the general faculty council of the Edmonton-based university told the Worth Com- mission that instead of acting as a buffer between universit- ies and government, the Uni- versities Commission had be- come an arm of the govern- ment. The board of governor's brief said the chairman of the board and the president of each uni- versity should be allowed to at- tend universities commission meetings as non voting mem- bers. "The governors of the Uni- versity of Alberta see the Uni- versities Commission playing, in the future, a greater role in university affairs in the prov- ince, provided that there is such open and regular consul- tation with the universities." The brief also said there is a growing number of University Senates in Alberta and their role and structure should be reconsidered. The provincial system o) making grants to universities was called "basically unsatis- factory" by the governors. changes in the formation and responsibilities in the territorial councils of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The main changes are extend- ing the life of each council to four years from three and al- lowing each to set its own in- demnities and to establish the voting age. The N.W.T. council is to be in- creased to 14 members from 12, but the Yukon council remains unchanged at seven. Mr. Chretien announced he was establishing an executive committee within the Yukon council to help the territorial commissioner in his duties as chief executive officer. Senators Battle Troops Issue WASHINGTON (AP) ors supporting President Nix- on's decision to send U.S. troops into Cambodia are counter-at- acking to block a move to pre- sent deeper American involve- ment in that country. A countermove by the Repub- lican Minority Leader, Hugh Scott, and others is aimed at stopping an amendment by Sen- ators John Sherman Cooper ;Eep. Ky.) and Frank Church (Dem. Idaho) barring funds for retaining U.S. troops in Cam- Bus Drivers Aid Customs Strike WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) Downtown Windsor was a scene of confusion today as commuter bus drivers refused to cross picket lines set up by customs officers at the tunnel entrance linking Windsor with Detroit. About commuters who work in Detroit were forced to hitch-hike to their jobs. The streams of workers added to the chaos as lines of traffic six blocks long backed up at the tunnel entrance and at the Ca- nadian end of the Ambassador Bridge. Movement of goods between Canada and the United States through Windsor slowed to a trickle while 65 members of the Windsor District Customs Ex rise Union set up the pickets, Drivers of tractor-trailers also refused to cross the lines. The situation threatens to bring industries dependent on the flow of goods from the U.S. to a standstill. bodia and limiting future aid for air strikes. Scott has proposed amending the Cooper-Church amendment o authorize U.S.-Cambodian op- erations if the president decides ;hey are necessary to protect Americans in Vietnam. The Cooper-Church amend- ment, the first in a series of proposals dealing with U.S. ac- iion in Vietnam and. Cambodia, is attached to a military sales bill. The Senate formally opened debate on the measure Wednes- day in a discussion that likely will occupy it until July. Leaders of two major vet- erans groups appeared in the Senate press gallery to de- nounce the Cooper-Church amendment and other restric- tive proposals. The two national command- ers, J. Milton Patrick of the American Legion and Ray Gal- lagher of the Veterans of For- eign Wars, said the limitations proposed "amount to a declara- tion of surrender to Communist forces and constitute a stab in the back for our boys in com- bat." Despite their denials that the press gallery visit had been ini- tiated by the White House, an aide to Scott, who accompanied them, said the White House had asked him to bring them. THE WEEKEND The gentleman nines a liiils but slill enjoys Ms best appearance. Ihe reason: ShirTer-RHImm's hand tailoring. Put the pleasure of fine jackets anil slacks into jour week-end life, ready in war, The DIFFERENCE Is Fashion men's UJERR DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STREET It would be made up of the commissioner, his two assist- ants and two elected members of council to be selected by council. Mr. Chretien said that 'if the committee does a good job, 'and the changes prove suc- cessful, they could point the way to further constitutional progress." Mr. Nielsen said the changes made "no progress towards pro- vincial status." The commissioner, an ap- pointed public servant, still was the only person allowed to intro- duce a money bill in the coun- cils. Territorial councils had less say in spending the tax monies they raised than did mu- nicipal councils. He said he would be Introduc- ing amendments to allow elected Yukon members to in- troduce money bills and to in- crease the size of the council. Canada's Ski Queen Opens Museum Wing ROSSLAND, B.C. (CP) Nancy Greene Raine snipped a green ribbon Wednesday night to officially open the Nancy Greene.wing of the Rossland Historical Museum. The idea for the museum wing, honoring her] accomplish- ments in international skiing, was started in 1968 and the finished product cost Citizens and businessmen of her hometown, six miles south of Trail, put up and the provincial government contrib- uted Uie remainder to honor Canada's ski queen. Included in the four display cases are the first skis Nancy used in competition.right up to the models she used in whining world cups in 1967 and 1968. Trophies, medals, rac ing numbers and the two cups are also included in the collection which will be increased at E later date.. About 20 Invited guests at- tended a banquet and the open- ing. ERIK NIELSEN criticizes Chretien Taxpayers Face Decision On Increasing Health Costs CALGARY cost of health services In Alberta is rising rapidly and the taxpay- ing public will have to come to terms with! the situation, Health Minister James Hender- son said Wednesday. The public would determine the level of service by setting the amount they were willing to pay. Mr. Henderson told the Al- berta Association of Registered Nurses Hiat increasing techno- logy had contributed to rising costs and a high degree of selectivity would be -needed in developing new programs. "We must try to devise means of keeping costs within the rate of growth. The demand is unlimited and therefore a number of hard headed deci- sions will have to be made." Alberta has the highest num- ber of hospital beds per capita, the minister said, about 30 per cent above the national aver- ?e. He also told the anntfil con- vention there would be no fur- ther attempt by the province to pass legislation establishing a provincial nursing council. But members of. the associa- tion should consider the possi- bility of assembling all training and co ordination under one government body, he said. Last year the nurses associa- tion vigorously protested pro- posed legislation to form such a body and the legislation was never passed. Mr. Henderson said the gov- ernment is considering placing nursing home services under control of a senior citizens foundation. Nursing homes now are under the control of the board which has jurisdiction over auxiliary hospitals. The Alberta hospital associa- tion and the Alberta medical association have been asked to form joint committees to assess the matter, he said. One committee would study metropolitan Calgary and Ed- monton while the other dealt the rest of the province. Mr. Henderson said nursing homes provide more of a resi- dential care than the treat- ment service at auxiliary hospitals. PROCLAMATION Sociely today Is passing through a serious revolution. Citizens must HOVB the right to un- molested in day-to-day living. Is on the In- crease. Research and polics education programs must be continued. Policemen ore hired to administer law, which is designed to define and restrain wrongdoing and we also have a responsibility to assist In their duties where possible. Crlms docs affect tlia whole community and Its We at this time during Canadian Police Week, May 10-17, pay tincere tribute to our police forces for the important role they play In making our communities much better places in which to live. A special to our Police Forcei which have contributed to making Lethbridge what It Is today-A City with a very fine Image, Mayor Anderson Residences For Mentally 111 Needed CALGARY (CP) Advance industries, which employees and trains mentally retarded jersons, has a serious lack of :ommunily residences, the Al- berta Association of Nurses was told Wednesday. Mrs. G. T. Moore, publicity director for the association, said there is a waiting list of 70 but flu's would not be totally absorbed by four residences proposed for the Calgary area. Besides capital costs, funds are needed to operate the homes, which accommodate up to 10 persons each. Russia Bans DDT MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union has stopped production of DDT for use on food and fodder crops, it was reported Wednes- day. Russia recently started showing some concern over the harmful effects of chemicals in agriculture. Union Raps News Media Reporting EDMONTON (CP.) News reporting oil union-management relations by television, radio ind the press is "shallow and liequently Wil- liam Mahoney, Canadian direc- tor of tho United Steelworkers of America, said today. Mr. Mahoney said the Steel- workers have had sevefal meet- ings with CBC officials about the network's labor reporting and "met with sympathetic con- sideration but, as yet, not much success." The union was planning future meetings with private broad- casters and representatives of the press in hopes of improving Canadian labor reporting in general, he said. In an address to 400 delegates at the two-day national policy conference of the Steelworkers, Mr. Mahoney said media re- porting o! the industrial "features occasional violent or sensational episodes but ignores or inaccurately reports really important developments." "The idea is presenting an unrealistic and unbalanced picture of the real he said. "In addition to the tradi- tional wars, rumors of wars and political turmoil, the media's world seems to be populated by eccentrics, professional sports- men and so-called beautiful peo- ple. "There are occasional glimpses of the very poor and various minority groups, but the world where millions of Cana- dian breadwinners spend their working hours does not exist. Breadwinners have been down- graded to the status of non-peo- ple." WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 60 ABOVE SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET Lctlibriilge Pincher Creek Waterton...... Medicine Hat Edmonton...... Calgary....... Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops...... Saskatoon Regina......... Winnipeg...... Thunder Bay Ottawa Montreal...... Chicago....... New York Los Angeles Miami...... 56 M 50 34 50 34 57 28 58 31 56 29 56 43 66 35 50 38 67 46 32 .11 .04 .03 43 34 49 41 45 31 58 41 57 40 .01 57 42 81 63 .05 68 58 83 75 SYNOPSIS Generally sunny weather pre- vails over all Hie forecast dis- trict. There will be a few after- noon clouds and widely scatter- ed showers over southern and central regions this afternoon. Warmer air flowing over mountains from British Colum- bia will give sunny and warm weather to all our regions Fri- day. After noon temperatures Friday will reach the 70s in most areas. FORECAST Lethbridge Sunny with few clouds today. Widely scattered showers this after- noon. Sunny and a little warmer Friday. Winds W20 and gusty. Low-high 33-70. Medicine Hat Sunny with a few clouds today. Scattered showers this afternoon. Sunny and warmer Friday. Winds light today SW15 and gusty Fri- day. Low-high 30-75. Columbia, Kootenay Sunny this morning, clouding over in northern sections this after- noon. Rain tonight. Mainly cloudy Friday with Intermit- tent ram in northern hall. light Low tonight and high Friday at Cranbrook 33. 65. Castlegar 4M5. variable speed e o n t r 0 I on drag ftedtr See Us Today For All Your MIXING REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PH. OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- bridge district are mostly bare and wet. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and wet with slip- pery sections. Banff to Revel- stoke is bare and in good condi- tion. Motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston Salmo highway is >are and in good condition. Mo- :orists are asked to watch for Mien rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains no longer required when travelling ill any mountain area. There is a 75 per cent restric- tion on the following highways: Highway 3 Fincastle Medi- cine Hat; Highway 5 Ma- grath to Cardston; Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mile south of Foremost to Manyber- ries; Highway 62 Magrath to Del Bonita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there was a 75 cent loading restriction posed on Highway 23 from the of Highway 3 to per im- junction Barons. PORTS OK ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutts, 24 hours; Carway-6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain closed, Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Hoosevilie, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Hngsgatc, B.C., 24 hours; Porthill-Rykerti t a.m. la midnight; Login PASS, closed, a..