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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta before Quebec fuss started Tly .lOSKPII iMacSWKI-'N MONTREAL fCT) The switch that started a proviiiL'o-VTidc wave of slnkcs and other protest action was thrown even before Quebec's Ilircc common-front leaders wont (o jail with a flourish Tuesday, May o. The IhiTc-nnion chiefs Marcel Peopin, Louis La- hcrgc- and Yvon Charbonneau called a news confer- ence. here a day earlier lo announce they had been f-enlonccd to cue. year in jail for contempt of courL Their hitler comments on Quebec justice signalled the stall of the protest movement though there was no call for a general strike, a proposition canvassed earlier but discarded. Observers said strikes, seizures of radio stations and (lie like indicated spontaneity in the especially among young union members and students aroused by agitation and demonstrations. But they also saw skilled organization laced with old-fashioned in the disruptions which oc- curred all the way from the New Brunswich border, the Bay nf and the Ga.spe Peninsula in the past, down virtually to the United States Iwrder in the south, up to Cbicoulimi and Ihe norlhcrn Lake St. Jean region and west to Montreal, and Rouyn-Noranda and Amos near the Northern Ontario border. Sees 'Scenario'' Abbe Gerard Dion, professor of industrial relations at Laval University and veteran social reformer, said the stoiy unfolded according lo a "scenario" prepared and improvised by union strategists seeking overthrow not only of the Eoiirassa Liberal government but the whole .system. "What we are seeing is nut the will of the union but Iho said Father Dion, stressing he no veiled interest in I'HliiT Ihc com- mon front or Ihc govcrnmcnl. Why does Belle Province see in In live from (o Inlen'knvs with many Francli-Guiadians during HIP last fnnr years point cnmpcllinply lo i.hp conclusion lhal Quebec is .s-ijITonnj.' p deep social malaise nnder- .-ifwj imprrfrrfly lin-p and only dimly in other par [i nf Cannrla. Background factors include the, collapse, of Iradi- tional Roman Catholic, church aufhoriiy, a falling birth- rate, economic inequality and a modern version of Lho age-old question of survival in an English-language North America. Sums J nood The present. moiir] was Minimer) up ;n an essay by Ilic University ol Moulrcal's Professor Guy Roclicr, an eminent sociologist: "There is n strong feeling prevalent at tlie moment that French Canada has io make certain options It is being called upon lo resolve certain difficult challenges nlucli mil require of il boll; considerable lucidity and boldness. Vital questions are being asked and we sense that, Ihe answers to these questions will commit Ilia lives of our children and (hose of their rlulrlren. Perhaps never he-fore have ive had to face, so starkly Ihe question both of our immediate future and of tlie long-lcrm future In the struggle for Quebec, unions took centre stage last year following' a radical shift ivhicl) Father Dion who is 5a ami has hecn involved in labor matters more than 30 explains in terms of the polilical and economic contexts. Repressed during the authoritarian regime of the late premier Maurice Duplessis, unions came inlo tteir own in Quebec only in Ihe early when "we saw the unionization of public sen-ants, Jlydro-Quehec engineers and many other groans." "II was a lime of great said Falher Dion. "liverybody expected the union movement would do everything. Naturally when you expect loo much, disillusion occurs. Being sensitive to Ihis, leaders oE the union movement decided lo try to answer all needs." Unions moved info politics because they feared loss of their leadership role in battles for social juslice. They accenlert elements seeking only, (o promote tlieir rev ideology. dirty 1! v- i.Ti A couple, of Kentucky doctors c iomy thai money i1: really dirty and have pub- lisncd a k aie-m cheek paper on I heir findings in Ihe Journal lie American Association. The i ITS onrrmyed K pennies, :ia nickles, 27 (lime Bailers paper hills uf small denom- i1 no di-c-riiniiiMlinii as lo age, sex. color nr (if lender, so Hie results, would lie un- biased. They II i cultural (he coins and hills. They discovered Ihnl n per cent of Ihc coins and I? per ceill of Ihe hills were conlaminaled hy lially disease-r.-iusini; harlcria. I'ennies, nickels and MiiaN p.-ipci" hills more often eon hum- coin-! ami .T farl Ihey CA plaincd Ini'.irally due In Ihe rapid lurnover and (rcqm-nl exchange of small coins and hills. The mvcsliualm-s offered ,HieM- longiir-in check In Slay Siorile I Keep iiur money in Ihe hank II inn.-1 fairy carry only large hills, [ireferahly Ihe and Slo (lennminalinns, li him'l change. Keep uuii hands onl of Mini- Ird rid (it uiur money rapidh. f' niinnisl Innks. The rnnrliidrd "he'.pili- Ilir impnr "f Mm Ihe fear Ihal. people i oiilinue lo iKindle. fondle and jingle in Iheir pockets money." As a panacea Ihey suggcslcd: "In order lo further I'IK rervarcli, we will accept and examine any money i-i If ii is found lo lie omlamin.-iled, h.ivci f.nililics lor ils disposal." Aullim-s .-ire Ills. lU-rel Ahriims and Niirlon (i. frnm Ihe of Vniversily III .School nf Medicine. HIGH POKKAIT SUNDAY 75. LXV No. IX Herald South Alberta m ALBERTA SATURDAY, MAY 20, Prici 15 Ctnts FOUR SECTIONS 68 PAGES legal dj The Herald legislature Bureau EDMONTON As the law stands now, Hie Klu Klux Klau is legal in Alberla, attorney general Hen' Lcilch said Til- day. Hou'cver, whetlier the while suprcmisl organization will ba legal under proposed human rights legislation, may lie de- bated ai Ihc fall session of Ihe legislature. "No mailer how one may re- gret it, or how repugnant one may find Ihc objectives of such nn organization, as Ihe law stands today in Alberta they legally entitled to become in- said the attorney- general. Thursday, NDP leader Grant Nolley asked whether a Cal- gary-based group called the Confederate Klans of Alberla, registered here in April, would mecl anti-discrimination clauses of proposed human rights leg- islalion. Mr. Lcilch said the IrsaliiT nf. the Klan will he considered when Ihe proposed legislaiioi the Alberta Bill of HighU and the Individual's Bights Pro lion Acl come up for Ibircl rending and approval in (be- fall. l.Ol.lilll'Kll SII.F.NT Outside I IIP house. .Premier Pcler Lougheed, who personal- ly proposed Ihc hvo new piece? nf civil libcrlics Icgislalion, de- clined lo comment on whether th.e Klu Kliix Klan would niea- ture up. Asked whellier the povern- mcnl would apply anti-flis- crimination powers k> Ihe or- ganization or wail until .1 com- plaint, is filed, the premier would only say "Ihat is a very inlercsling question." In bringing eslablisliinent ot the Klan in Alberta lo public- allcntion, Mr. Notley pointed lo aims of the group lo promote white racial traditions and "ra- cial purity1' as unacceptable. The group includes Ihrcc per- sons ftoui Calgary and two from Banff. In Ihc house. Mr. Leilch said when Ihc Klan applied for in- corporation under Ihc Societies Act, Ihe registrar of companies asked the KCMP to investigate. On the opinion of AtloineV' general's department officials thai (he group complied with aU exisling laws, the regislralioa was granled April 6, he said. SAFETY A woman clings lo a friend eaily today after she was rescued during a ll-n ee-alonii fire ol Ihq SheralOT Mounl Royal Hotel in Montreal. All guesls were evocualed from Ihe hole! when iHc fire destroyed moch of Ihe third floor, One woman died ond a ".inn wai seriously injured. (CP WireplioloJ Woman found dead in bed in Montreal hotel fire MONTREAL (CD A died early today and a man injured when a three- alarm fire forced evacuation ot guests from Mic downtown Sher- aton Mount Royal Hotel. Police said Mrs. Gertrude Doyle. 85, originally from 01- lawa but a permanent resident of the hotel -'for years." found dead in her lied on the third floor. EDMONTON (CP) The Se- pior Citizens Shelter Assistance Act, which will remove a 30- mill incial education tax from residential property own- rd by senior citizens, was given first reading in the Albert n legi- slature Friday. Municipal Affairs Minister HiwicJl said Ihe hill is meant lo function 35 an exten- sion of the existing homeowner lax discount plan and gives the senior citizen taxpayer those or over the option of Inking Iho discount or being re- lieved of Iho tax. Tho maximum homeowners discount now is S75 a yenr except (or residential properly owners receiving the fcder-il puaranlced income supplcmuiil, Who get ond offence of not having com- pulsory car insurance. Compulsory car insurance came into effect April 1 with a first offence penalty of S250 but the new Progressive Con- servative government introduc- ed aji amendment at Inn cur- rent session of the legislaluro lo remove the minimum fines. The government argument was Ihat Ihc compulsory program had not been adequately publi- cized and Ihe stiff minimum fines would impose a hardship on some people. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- the former minister who was instrumental in bringing compulsory insur- ance into the province, argued there must be some teeth in Iho Icgislalion. A police spokesman Faid 652 and evacuated within 10 minutes. He said 22 persons were taken to hospital but most were re- leased within hours after treat- ment for smoke inhalation. One man suffered a broken leg and cuts after he jinn perl from the fourth floor lo a fire escape a I. the second-floor level, "I don't know why the man commented Albert Larivicrc. assistant fire chief. "He didn'l need (o CAl'SFT NOT Thc police spokesman :aid that what caused the lire has not yet been determined. The hotel has been plagued in recent months by a number of small fires which are believed to have been set by an arsonist. Mr. Lariviere said it was loo early to tell if arson was behind this morning's fire. xon tsies summit ta From AP-KEUTER WASHINGTON (CP) Presi- dent Nixon beaded for his Mos- cow summit session today voic- ing hope for "some progress11 in laying foundations for "a world peace.1' "We are not going to make headlines today and solve all TJ.S.-SovieL Nixon told well-wishers at a brief de- parture ceremony as he took off on Ihe first leg of his journey. But "wo do expect lo make pome progress." he said, in im- proving relations between the United Slates and Ihe Soviet I'mon and in establishing a "better chance for peace tomor- row and in all the years nherjd.1' II c IniJiwI nf "n world a world nf progress for all." The1 fiiFt stop will S.'ilzburp, Austria, ho due lo arrive tonight. He flies on fo Moscow Monday morning. The presidential farewell cer- emonies were held in a hangar at Andrews Air Force Base as rain pelted down. NIXON TRAVEL PLANS These are the scheduled stops thai President Richard Nixon's party will make dur- ing the summit lalks with Communist Parly chairman Leonid I. Brezhnev, Premier Alexi N. Kosygin and olher leaders, Nixon lefl Washington today. He will make violate the Conserva- tive governmenl's proposed Al- berta Bill of Rights Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller i said many people in his conr'itnency conlrols should be increased on Hut- terile land holdings, while only a very people feel there should be no controls at all. Alberl (SC Cal- gary Mountain View) declared ilic government has a can on tile lail" of the Hutleriles by freezing the proccdm-c hy wluch m BELFAST (CP1 Two per- sons were killed In shootings across Northern Ireland during the night and early today, au- thorities reported. Snipers ambushed nn Ussier Defence Regiment patrol near Dunpaunon and shot and killed one of Ihe reservists. He was the 3112nd person to die in viol- ence in Ulster since A 17-y e a r -o 1 d Londonderry youth was shot lo death Friday night. More than a dozen per- sons were injured in a day of homb and gun violence fuelling Ihe current slate of tension across Northern Ireland. nn Mr. IJiisspll the bill np- plier- lo all homos. incUiding pinfiln family residences, own- ed pnrlions or buildings, du- plexes or mobile. For fiirin residences. Iho program cm ei's Ihe home parrel. The. bill al.-.o Ihe burden paid by senior ho rent acromiuiHlalion and lirovides an annual gnnil In seuinr eiliz.en renlc-rs "to nwisl. ihem in llnv indirect pnymnil 4i( Ibcir ediii-ilinn prnpiTly hives Mr. Hu.'.scll said Ihe govern- ment hopes lo pass the bill Ihis spring so the legislalion will be. effective for the current 1972 (ax year, urn'Aix s.inn Tin; overwhelm- ingly approved a Social Credit I luil retain n mininiiim finn for a sec- Seen ond M_-' O IT About from "A" -k AT' flout an Thicu I JAI'Pll.V planting Ihe h c r 1 HcnilKii Yidn.'iniPM' hi.-- urmy lo koop An Lor ,it all Koi' Hi; OQ nilihrr Ilir Sonlli Yielnaino.stf ro- opened a package of in n mmxv] up seeds. In discover rl ay 1.1 Inu ;inl Ail v.ilh hl- Km Knslmia i nl All 11 Ihc hiiiui'sL Sandy Elevens shilling .1 (Hi'iiH'iil.s of snu'C Iho iNnrlli inflated rubber dingy into n'lirf lorro lhaii lu'o mill's from Itv.s ni: bcpnn March 30 runic of the ear because the nnd just as dawn was hronk- pump got stuck as they (Icfcr.drrs when loday, llu> blowing il. up. and Ihey slnu-k. In lacked. Seven (anks neither blow if up nor An Lnr rr.DfU'lefl knofkrfl onl. il. Sliidenls at nion1 HOl'MtKI) unior High of ai Idlci loun lias been hit uilli an Van l.iiMlnr (urhvcK In hnli! onlo cf nioi'C Iliini 1 .Oiii) ;ui haiKili.-i al Mir capilal n flay .sinro HIP P April 7. I" S. hnmhei's kepi up licavy plrikcs on several sides An Nine of I lie bin bombers dropped Ions of rx- trnfip eonrenlnilinns. The cominaiul, meaiuvhilr, nnnonncccl Ihal. U.S. Air Form bombers destroyed a fuel lank ecu I re containing more Ihan five million pallors nf pelroleum rliirinp hoavy bombing raids TlmiTdny on Ibe outskirts of Hanoi. Spokesman for Ihe command fa id aboiil per cent of llie (Icpol uas wiped out and bombs frnm Ihr U.S. jrLs left "mm firr." from France PORTSMOUTH, England fRrnleri Tho Quern and J'rincf1 Philip remrned fo Brit- nin lodny alioard Uie roynl yac-lil Erilannia after a trium- phant five-day slain visii m i'rancr. After diFniiharkin.sT. (hr rnnplr drove lo Windsor f'.-iMlr nciir London rrinre Philip driving. Hriiish eiminicnlalors c been iniiversal in describing ihf. as sclliiiR HIP real on .1 KrouinK spiril of Vrciich cordial! ly as Britain prepares lo join the European Common Market. Will Honor Howe DETROIT (CP) Formor borkey d'ordif Howe and Toronto sehol.ir Marshall Me- Fnhim are anioni: five men in be honored Saturday hv Ihe Fniversily of Del roil for nchir.vc.ni en I ;