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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta g THE LETHBRIDOI HERALD Wsdntiday, Hay 20, 1970 Tommy Douglas Pays Last Visit As NDP Leader EDMONTON (CP) Tomm Douglas came back to the Can dian Labor Congress Tuesday m perhaps Ms last visit as Ne Democratic Party leader with warning that labor is in crucia competition with the federal government for public support. The government seeks to por tray organized labor as bein out to get everything it can, h said, and federal economic pol ties are designed to enable em ployers "to put the workin man back in chains while the; continue pick your pockets." In response, he said, organ- ized labor must convince th public it is being unfairly blamed for inflation and at th same time assert a stronge role ill society, speaking for no only its own members but the unorganized poor as well. Mr. Douglas's speech, n warded with the wannest ap plause so far by the dele- gates at the week-long bienni; CLC convention, was acknow. Member Grides Group OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Manufacturers' Association was chided today for an alleg- edly negative attitude toward Finance Minister Edgar Ben- son's white paper on taxation, a criticism the organization de- nied. Hobert Kaplan Don Valley) quietly but persis- tently raised the allegation as members of the Commons fi- nance committee questioned a delegation from the CMA on its substantial brief about tax change proposals. At one point, the 33-year-old Toronto barrister said the asso- ciation has "not been as helpfti as it might have been" in the search for programs which would provido incentive for growth' to Canadian business while not increasing the tax burden on other sectors of the economy. A. D. Laing of Hamilton, chairman of the CMA's tax committee, replied that the comimattee hadn't tried to de- velop alternatives to the govern- ment's proposals, only to point out the difficulties likely to arise from the Benson sugges- tions. Mr. Kaplan said that as a general rule, he found the asso- ciation's brief to be opposed to any measures "that would in- crease taxes in any way on the affairs of any of your mem- bers." The CMA had stressed the need for encouragement of economic growth. But shouldn't there be a "trade-off" between growth and a fair system of tax- ation? D. G. Willmot of Toronto, CMA treasurer, replied that the CMA didn't think there is any incompatibility between growth end fairness. In principle, it agreed with the white paper's effort to promote taxation eq- uity. "Please don't feel we're nega- tive about this at Mr. Will- mot said. But the association didn't want to see economic growth disturbed and there were "such broad, sweeping im- plications" in the white paper that it was difficult to predict what effect they would have on Canada's economy, which was the source of prosperity upon which equity could be built. edged by him as something of an official farewell to the con- gress, He said lie will stand down in favor of a younger leader at the NDP leadership convention next year, and later told reporters he could think of nothing that might change his mind. Mr. Douglas said the current level of unemployment is_ a symptom of the first recession ever to be deliberately 'planned, fomented, and puti into operation by a governmen of this country." Economic restraint, he sail was a 19th century prescriptio ior inflation, with the govern nent apparently diagnosing th illness, as "too much mane chasing too few goods." SEES INEQUITY Where is this too muc money? Our problem that some people have mor money than they know how spend while the great majorit don't have enough." Mr. Douglas said the govern ment's policies have failed I check the rise -n the cost of liv ing and have resulted in in creased unemployment. He said workers were obless in April and would soon >e joined in the search for en iloyment by university and big school students. It would mea close to l.OOO.OOO persons unable o find work within the next si. weeks. The main theme at the CLC :onvention is a stranger socia role for organized labor. The theme was introducer Monday by CLC President Don- ald MacDonald who said labo nust organize the poor to hel hem win a better deal. It devel pmed more fully Monday nigh at a meeting called by the "re- orm caucus" of young unionist, who have declared the CLC must take on a wider range o ocial activity. Speakers from the floor of thi "onvention have also demandec that the congress take stronge wsiBons than those outlined in .xecutive policy statements 01 jroblems such as pollution am xlucational opportunities for the children of low income groups. The convention shied awa; itonday from a proposal tha (Dilution be made an issue a he bargaining table by unia negotiators, but it did call on ai filiates to organize local citizen troups to fight pollution. Resolutioins were a d o p t e Tuesday recommending a cam jaign to urge the federal am rovincial governments to as sume the entire costs for educa ran a-nd to develop a cost pro- gram to overcome the shortage at doctors, dentists and nurses. Slide Pope Shoivn [n Painting DETROIT (AP) An Italian artist, who had a painting anned at a 1967 Detroit art ex- libit, plans to show a nude pope n a new controversial painting. The artist, Dino Cocci, saic te painting will be shown to he public May 22 through June at an art gallery in Dearborn, suburb of Detroit. The 40-inch by 5-inch oil, en- i 11 e d The Blessing illustrates n earth splitting up, with an amaciated image of a naked ope Paul VI standing hope- essly to the side. An earlier work by Cocci was emoved from an Italian exhibit the Detroit International In- itute in 1967 by the president f Cluba Italia, the exhibit spon- or. The painting depicted the ome of St. Peters Basilica ex- oding. Track Bisks Prison Rather Than Put Shorts On Son COLESHILL, England (AP) Truck driver Tom Bell says lie would rather go to jail than send his son to school in short pants. Bell, 33, was fined in court here for failing to get the boy to school for five months. H i s eight-year-old son, Lawrence, was sent home in December for wearing blue jeans to class. The school uni- form is short pants. "Lawrence will go back to school in big long Bell vowed. "I realize that I shall probably risk prison now, but that's the price I'm prepared to pay." Trouble began when Lawr- ence split his short pants. Bell said ho could not afford to buy another pair at the time. "Long panls do not affect his education one little Bell stressed. "The headmas- ter has been very Headmaster Samuel Mc- Clelland threatened to quit if Lawrence is allowed to return to school in jeans. But he of- fered to have the school buy the boy another pair of short pants. "I have no wish to accept Bell said. "This thing has become a question of principle." HAS NOT LOST HOPE PRETORIA (AP) South At- rica is barred, because of its ra- cial segregation policies, from the Olympic Games, Davis Cup tennis and other international competition, but it has not lost hope. A newly organized lug-of- war association will conform to international rules, hoping some day to enter world competition. TOMMY DOUGLAS Dillon Lawyer Becomes Judge HELENA, Mont. (AP) Forrest Anderson has appoint- ed a Dillon Lawyer as judge of Montana's fifth judicial dis- trict. Frank Davis was named to replace the late Judge Philip Duncan. Davis will serve until a successor is elected in Nov- ember but he is expected to file for election to the office before the deadline Friday. Labor Delegates Hoot High Official EDMONTON (CP) Dele, gates at a convention of the Ca- nadian Labor Congress hooted a powerful union official and over- ruled the congress executive to demand stronger direct action against the federal govern- ment's policy of economic re- straint. Delegates on the convention floor accused an executive-ap- pointed committee of "stripping the guts" from a resolution to set up a body to organize unem- ployed workers in Canada to fight the economic policy. Their protests were met by Larry Seftan, a vice-president of the congress and director of District 6 of the United Steel Workers of America, who ac- cused the dissidents of indulging in "old rhetoric and old plans." Twice however, he was inter- upted by shouts and boos from the floor. When he sat down, there was almost unanimous ap- proval for a motion referring back for redrafting the resolu- tion on unemployment. The resolution originating with the labor council of Os- hawa, Ont, had been altered by the blue ribbon organization committee to eliminate refer- ence to organizing the unem- ployed and campaign "to con- tinue to expose the collusion of business and the government in creating unemployment." One delegate, shipyard worker William Stewart of Van- couver, recalled marches on Ot- tawa by unemployed workers of the 1930s amd challenged CLC President Donald MacDonald to lead a protest delegation to the steps of Parliament now Mr. Sefton said marches on Ottawa long ago proved to be useless. The delegates' rebuke to the leadership was (lie second of the afternoon. Earlier, the so-called reform caucus of younger union- ists won majority support for its opposition to a resolution it an- nounced as "too Wishy-washy." The issue was organizing the 70 per cent of Canadian workers who do not belong to trade un- "motherhood" cause which is supported by both the caucus and the CLC executive. However, when the execu- t i v e 's organizing committee brought down a resolution call- ing on all CLC affiliated unions to launch a new program to or- ganize the unorganized, caucus members rose in protest. The resolution was an execu- tive-sponsored substitute for Blizzard Kills 3 REYKJAVIK (R e u t e r s) Two women and a Danish diplo- matic employee died in a bliz- zard while climbing a glacier in southern Iceland during the weekend, it was reported Tues- day. The diplomatic employee was Danish embassy secretary Ivar Stampe. strongly-w o r d e d resolutions train local unions that said the CLC itself-not just its affiliates take on the organizing job. Caucus member Gil Levine, research director for the Cana- dian Union of Public Employ- ees, said: "What we want is to see the CLC itself get out and organize. This is the best way to put teeth into the statement from our president, Donald MacDonald, that the CLC is going to take ac- tion on the poverty problem." Chris Trower of Toronto, a Steelworkers delegate, said: "A few years ago unions came close to organizing Eaton's department store, ono of the biggest employers in Can- ada outside the federal govern- ment, but the attempt 'failed and no one is tackling Eaton's now. "This kind of job can only be done by a co-ordinated group of unions working under CLC direction." Andre Bcckerman of CUPE Local 1222 said many unions aro hampered in their organizing ef- forts by the jurisdictional tangle between different CLC unions. A way out of this welter of red tape would be for the CLC itself to head massive organizing drives. Delegates voted to reject substitute resolution and send it back to UK organizing commit- tee far rewording. MATERNITY LEAVE LONDON (AP) The Union Congress, Britain'i na- tional labor body, is campaign- ing for at least three month'i maternity leave at full pay for working women and exemption from heavy duties for women at any stage of pregnancy. 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