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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Town before Quebec fuss started Ily -TOSKPII MacSWEEN MONTREAL fCT) The switch that started a province-wide wave of strikes and other protest action was thrown even before Quebec's three common-front leaders went to jail with a flourish Tuesday, May 0. The three-union chiefs Marcel Pcopin, Louis La- bcrgo ami Yvon Charbonncau called a news confer- ence, here a day earlier fo announce they had been sentenced 'o tine, year in jail for contempt of court. Their bitter comments on Quebec justice signalled the start 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 the like indicated spontaneily in the especially among young union members and students --already aroused by agitation and demonstrations. But they also saw skilled organization laced with old-fashioned "gonnery" in the disruptions which oc- curred all the way from the New Brunswich border, the Bay of Chaieur and the Gaspe Peninsula in the p.ast, down virtually to the United States Iwrder in the south, up to Chicoutimi and ihe northern 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 story unfolded according to a "scenario" prepared and improvised by union strategists seeking overthrow not only of the Bourassa Liberal government but the whole .system. "What we are seeing is nut the will of the union membership but the said Father Dion, stressing he has no veslcd interest in cither Ihe com- mon front oi' the govcrnmenl. Why docs La Belie Province seem to live from Irnsion to tension? Interviews with many Franch-Ouiadians during HIP last four years point rompellingly to Vhe conclusion Ibaf Qiicbcr is surfer ing a deep social malaise under- stood imporfprfly hrrn only dimly in other parts Cannda. Background factors include tho, collapse of tradi- tional Roman Catholic church authority, a falling birth- rate, economic inequality and a modem version of tho age-old question of survival in an English-language North America. Sums up mood The present, moix] was .summed up ;n an essay by Hie University of Montreal's Professor Guy Roclicr, an emment sociologist: "There is a strong feeling prevalent at the moment that French Canada has to make certain options It is being called upon to resolve certain difficult challenges wlu'ch require of it both considerable lucidity and boldness. Vital questions are being asked and we sense that the answers to these questions will commit the. lives nf our children and those of their rluldren. Perhaps never before have ive had (o face, so starkly the question both of our immediate future and of tile long-term future In the struggle for Quebec, unions took centre stage last year following' a radical shift which Father Dion who is 58 and has been involved in labor matters more than 30 in terms of the political and economic contexts. Repressed during the authoritarian regime of the late premier Maurice Duplessis. unions came into tteir own in Quebec only in the early iseos when "we saw the unionization of public sen-ants, Hydro-Quehec engineers and many other groups." "If was a lime of great said Father Dion. "Everybody expected the union movement would do everything. Naturally when you expect too much, disillusion occurs. Being sensitive to this, leaders oE the union movement decided to try to answer all needs." Unions moved into politics because they feared loss of their leadership role in battles for social justice. They accepted elements seeking only, to promote their own revolutionary ideology. Coney's dirty I! 0 CPi A couple of Kentucky doctors r that money is really dirty and have pub- iisncd a ti .aie-in-dioek paper 1111 their findings in Ihe Journal Ameriean .Medical Association. The Icrs borrowed M pennies, :is niekles, 27 dime Barters "ill paper hills nf small denom- ion. j. no discrimination as to age, sex. color or religion of lender, so Hie results would be un- biased. They II. i cultured the coins and bills. They discovered I.'! per cent, of the coins and I? per cent of Ihe bills were, conlaininaled by polen- lially disease-causing haelcria. Pennies, nickels and Miiall denomination paper bills were more often eon- Ininiivilcd Mian larger coins and bills. ,1 farl Iliey ex- plained was logically flue In Hie rapid lurnover and frequent exchange of small coins and hills. The investigators offered tlhese longiie-in-check linles In Slav Sterile P.y 1 Keep money in the hank. il you muM carry carry only large hills, preferably the and denoininaliens. ,'i Ooli'l make change. Keep MHO- hands out of pockets. rut uf >onr money rapidh. r, C.unitair.ii piggy hanks. The iilllhi'is i-nnehidrd sadly "llesplle Ihe impnr lance of this study, the unosligaloih fear Dial, penjile. continue lo handle, fondle and jingle in Iheir poekeU money." As a panacea I hoy suggested: "In order to further this research, we will accept, and examine any money 11 us. If it is found to he contaminaled, we havo for its safe disposal." Aulhoi's are Mi's. Bcrel I.. Ahrams and Norton Waterman from Ihe dcparlineo! of Surgery, liniversity III .Srliool of Medicine. HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 75. LXV No. 136 The Letkbridge Herald South end ALBEBTA, SATURDAY, MAY Prict 15 Cents FOtJH SECTIONS T 68 PAGES legal The Herald legislature Bureau EDMONTON As the law stands now, the Klu Klux Klan is legal in Alberta, attorm t general Men' Leilch said Til day. However, whether the white suprcmisl organization will ba legal under proposed human rights legislation, may be de- hated at the Fall session of the legislature. "No matter how one may re- gret it, or how repugnant one may find the objectives of such an organization, as the law stands today in Alberta they are legally entitled to become in- said the attorney- general. Thursday, NDP leader Grant Notley asked whether a Cal- gary-based group called the Confederate Klans of Alberta, registered here in April, would meet anti-discrimination clauses of proposed human rights leg islation. Mr. Leilch paid thff Irgaliiy rif' the Klan will be considered when Ihe proposed Icgislatioi the Alberta Bill of Rights and the Individual's Rights lion Act come up for third rending and approval in tho fall. Sll.r.NT Outside Ihe house, Premier Peter Lougheed, who personal- ly proposed the two new pieces nf civil liberties legislation, de- dined to comment on whether the Klu Klux Klan would niea- ture up. Asked whether the govern- ment would apply anti-ais- crimination powers to the ganization or wait until a com- plaint is filed, the premier would only say "that is a veil' interesting question." In bringing establishment ot the Klan in Alberta to public attention, Mr. Notley pointed to aims of the group to promote white racial traditions and "ra- cial purity'1 as unacceptable. The group includes three per- sons from Calgarv and two from Banff. In the house. Mr. Leitch said when the Klan applied for in- corporation under the Societies Act, the registrar of companies asked the RCMP to investigate. On the opinion of Attorney- general's department officials that the group complied with all existing laws, the registration was granted April 6, he said. SAFETY A woman clings to a friend early today after she was rescued during a three-alarm fire at Ihe Sheraton Mount Royal Hotel in Monlreal. All 613 guests were evacuated from Ihe hotel when the fire destroyed much of the third floor. One woman died and a -non was seriously injured. (CP Wirephoto) Woman found dead in bed in Montreal hotel fire MONTREAL (CP) A woman died early today and a man was injured when a three- alarm fire forced evacuation of guests from the downtown Sher- aton Mount Hoyal Hotel. Police said Mrs. Gertrude Doyle. 85, originally from Ot- tawa but a permanent resident of the hotel -'for years." was found dead in her bed on the third floor. removes for the elderlv EDMONTON (CP) The Se- pior Citizens Shelter Assistance Act, which will remove a 30- niill provincial education tax from residential property own- ed by senior citizens, was given first 'reading in the Alberta legi- slature Friday. Municipal Affairs Minister Puve Russell said the bill is meant to function as an exten- sion of the existing homeowner tax discount plan and gives the senior citizen taxpayer those tin or over the option of taking the discount or being re- lieved of the 30-mill lax. The maximum homeowners tax discount now is a year except for residential property owners receiving the federal guaranteed income supplement, who get JiKNTKHS IXri.VDEn Mr. Kussell r-airl the bill ap- plies to all homes, including single family residences, own- ed poil ions or buildings, du- plexes or mobile, hi UUCP. For residences, tho. program rovers HIP home parcel. The bill also the, burden paid by senior rent accommodation and provides an annual grant In senior citizen renlors "to nssisl. Ihrm in the indirect. payment. of their education properly huev" Mr. Russell said tho govern- mont hopes to pass the bill this spring so tho legislation will ho effective for the current 1972 tax year, The legislature overwhelm- ingly approved a Social Credit anii'iidmrnl thai uill retain a minimum finn for a hoe- j 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 an amendment at the cur- rent session of the legislature lo remove the minimum fines. The government, argument was that the compulsory program bad not been adequately publi- and the stiff minimum fines would impose a hardship on some people. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- the former highways minister who was instrumental in bringing compulsory insur- ance into the province, argued there must be some teeth in tho legislation. A police spokesman fair! 652 and evacuated within 10 He said 22 persons were taken fo hospital but most were re- leased within hours after treat- ment for smoke inhalation. One man suffered a broken leg and cuts after he jumped from the fourth floor fo a fire escape at the second-floor level. "I don't know why the man commented Albert Larivicrc. assistant, fire chief. "He didn't need to." CAUSE NOT KNOWN" The police spokesman that what caused the fire has not yet been determined. The hntel 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 too early to tell if arson was behind this morning's fire. txon From AP-REUTER WASHINGTON (CP) Presi- dent Nixon headed for his Mos- cow summit session today voic- ing hope for "some progress" in laving foundations for "a world peace. 'We are not going to make headlines today and solve all U.S.-Soviet Nixon told well-wishers at a brief de- parture ceremony as he took off on the first leg of his journey But "we do expect to make he said in im- proving relations between the United Slates and Ihe Soviet Tinion and in establishing a better chance for peace tomor row and in all the years lie talked of "a world prace a world of progress for all." president'1; first stop be Salzburg, Austria, he due to arrive tonight. He flies on to 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 that President Richard Nixon's party will make dur- ing the summit talks with Communist Party chairman Leonid I. Brezhnev, Premier Alexi N. Kosygin and other leaders. Nixon left Washington today. He will make two stopovers outside the Soviet Union, one in Austria and one in Iran. The inserts are of Kosygin, left, and Brezhnev. (AP Wirepholo) Committee probes Hutterite curbs SEND OFT7 Vice-President S p 1 r o T, Agncw headed the well -wishers. Others included cabinet mem- bers, congressional leaders of both parties and diplomats. At an informal reception Fri- day night for reporters, Nixon displayed high hopes for success of the summit although he cautioned that results could not be nailed down until after he met Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Communist party chief. The president gave an pive review of what he hopes to achieve during his eight-day visit to the Soviet Union. He spoke with great optimism about Brezhnev's altitude, as it was set out in a letter delivered to him Thursday by Soviet Am- bassador Analoly Dobrynin. Nixon said it showed a posi- tive approach towards bridging differences between the United States and the Soviet Union. THREE AREAS There were three main areas which offered considerable promise and in which he saw the although not a of agreements or un- derstandings. These were in limiting nu- clear weapons, greater trade and space exploration. The strategic arms limitation talks have made considerable progress, the president said, al- though ''there are still more very difficult problems that re- main unresolved. they can expand their land for six months to study the matter. The debate over Ihe commu- nal land committee report promises to be stormy. "1 don't believe any member in the house is entirely happy with the present Eaid Mr. Russell. The communal use of land In Alberta will very likely increase by the end of the century, he said. Hence the committee must recommend long term solutions. The committee includes Win- ston Backus, minister of public works, Leighton Buckwell Jack Cookson Bill Diachuk (PC Edmonton B e v e r 1 Keitli F r e n c h (S Hanna-Oyenl, Graham Harle (PC Ted Hinman (SC Cardston) and Dave King (PC Edmon- ton No Herald iav The Herald will noi puhlish Monday. May 22. a statulory holiday in observance of Vic- toria Day. Regular editions will be pub- lished Tuesdnv. By GREG iMclNTYTtE Herald Staff Writer EDMONTON A nine-man legislative committee including Leighton Buckwell of Macleod and Ted Hinman ot Cardston. was announced Friday by Mu- nicipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell to report by Oct. on "the effects of the communal use of land on the economic and social climate of Alberta." The major task will he to de- termine what to do about tbe expansion of Alberta's CO Hut- terite colonies. In December, Mr. Russell suspended the Communal Prop- erties Board which controlled the size and proximity of land holdings by Alberta's Hut- terites. The committee, headed by Boh Dowling, minister respon- sible for tourism, was instruct- ed to bold whatever meetings are necessary to receive sub- missions and from the public before repoi ing to the legislature this fall. The committee is to "recom- mend such changes in policy and legislation relative to tbe T1 T 1111 rl communal use of land as may lu- be deemed appropriate." DISPUTE FLARED The communal land control board was suspended over a dispute concerning the estab- lishment of a Hutterite colony at Verdant Valley near Drum- heller. Mr. Russell has hinted that the 1947 Communal Properties Act may violate the Conserva- tive government's proposed Al- berta Bill of Rights. Gordon Taylor (SC Drum- heller I said many people in his conr'itueney feel controls should he increased on Hut- terite land holdings, while only a very few people feel there should he no controls at all. Albert Ludwig (SC Cal- gary Mountain View) declared the government has "tied a can on the tail" of the Hutleriles by freezing the procediu'e by wlu'ch Gun violence fuels tension BELFAST (CP) Two per- sons were killed in shootings across Northern Ireland during the night and early today, au- thorities reported. Snipers ambushed an Ulster Defence Regiment patrol near Dungannon and shot and killed one of the reservists. He was the 332nd person to die in viol- ence in Ulster since A 17-y e a r -o 1 d Londonderry youth was shot to death Friday night. More than a dozen per- sons were injured in a day of bomb and gun violence fuelling Ihe current state of tension across Northern Ireland. ncn Seen and heard About town j 1 APPll.V plant.mf! Hie t'.ar- den, ('lie ry I HenilKirt, opened a package of onion Koods. In discover r'- u as Km Knslima i ami .S.'imly filrvens stuffing .1 half- inflated rubber dingy into tho trunk of (he car because Ihe pump j'ot. stuck us l.hey wore blowing it. up, and they could neither blow it, up nor def'at': il. Sludenis at Hamiilui Junior Mifji teacher IVaii l.iiMlnr furtively ;in banana at Ihe tlrad-i P haiuiuH. from plantations I lie rubber n! Iho n element nf ;i eminent relief force, were, los than two niilos frrmi linking up the and sheil-bal- tei'ed (lefiT.ders when tho Nnrlh Yielnamose si nick. In n Hie An defence force. has more than of artillery, rockets and mortars (o bold onto tbe ruined provincial capital no miles north nf rivsidfnt Nguyen Van Thiril has ordered bis ;irmy to keep An ,it all Kor Iliroo days. Ihe South Viel.namc.se re- lief column moved up v.-ay LI All with lil- tlo opposition. 1! was Hie advance, since (110 North Viet- namese offensive foc'gnn March 30. Hut. just, as dawn wns break- ing today, the Xorl.h Viol name-so counter-nltacked. Seven tanks were reported knocked out. TTOWN IKU'NnKI) The town has been hit Viilh an of more than 1.000 .shells a day .since. Ihn jsiofifl April 7. V.S. bombers kept up heavy strikes on several Mde.s of An UK'. Nine of the big bombers dropped 225 tons of ex- plosives on North Vietnamese troop concenlrations. Tho command, meanwhile, announced that U.S. Air Form bombers destroyed a fuel lank centre containing more than five, million pallor.s nf pelroleum during heavy bombing raids Thursday on the outskirts of Hanoi. Spokesman for Ihe command faid about per cent of tbe depo! was wiped out and bombs from the U.S. jrU left "onn hupp, fire." Queen returns from France PORTSMOUTH, England (Renter i The Queen and Prince Philip returned to Brit- ain today aboard Uie royal yacht Britannia after a trium- phant five-day stain visii tn France. After disembarking, the royal rnuplr drove In Windsor OMlr near London with Prince Philip driving. British commentators have been universal in describing the visit as setting the royal real on a grouing spirit, of Anglo- French cordiality ns Britain prepares to join the European Common Markel. Will honor Howe DETROIT (CPl Former hockey star d'ordio Howe and Toronto scholar Marshall Mc- Uihan are among five men tu be honored Saturday night by the Universily of belroil for tlv-ir noh ;