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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 TH! IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, May 21, 1970 Headquarters Has Whip Hand JL (CP) The Ca- nadian Labor Congress adopted Wednesday a limited set of standards of autonomy for Ca- nadian branches of unions based in the United Stales. Proposed by the congt'ess ex- ecutive at the eighth biennial convention of the CLC, the pol- icy appears designed both to mollify labor critics of interna- tional'unions in Canada and to head off the threat of legislative controls. At the same time, the stand- ards would leave considerable power with the international headquarters on economic and inter-union issues. In the case of several large international un- them the United Steelworkers of dian branches already conform to the standards. The policy also commits the congress to do all hi its power to assist affiliated unions to achieving the desired level of autonomy. Among the requirements are election of Canadian officers by Canadian member's, determina- tion of national affairs policy by Canadians and authorization of the elected officials as the voice of the union in Canada. Delegates to the convention voted almost unanimously for the policy which was substituted by the executive for a variety of resolutions submitted by var- ious union groups. Inflation 111 20 Years WASHINGTON (AP) The government reported Wednes- day that United States living costs rose six-tenths of one per cent in April, continuing the worst inflation in 20 years. The increase pushed the labor de- pa r t me n t 's consumer price index to 134.0. The index means it costs last month to pur- chase every worth of typical family needs in the 1057-59 pe- riod on which the index is based. HALE OPTICAl Gary Martin Dispensing Optician COMPANY LTD 307 6th St. S. 327-7192 The rejected proposals would have given Canadian branches much g'eater freedom to negoti- ate collective agreements with- out requiring approval from. U.S. headquarters and to merge with ether unions in Canada without awaiting mergers in the U.S. Debate on the issue was cut short after it became clear the executive proposal had been ac- cepted by the young unionists styled as the Reform Caucus at the convention. Boris Mather, Canadian head of the Communi- cations Workers of America, congratulated the CLC leader- ship for having seen the light. He claimed the resolution was the answer to "enemies of the labor movement who wrap themselves in a flag" to advo- cate strong government controls on international unions in Can- ada. The unanimity over the new policy was the exception in a day in which the harried CLC executive bor'e down with all its weight to stay on top of the con- vention. In no vote was a lead- e r s h i p recommendation re- versed, but groups of delegates criticized loudly a wide range of issues and at one point CLC President Donald MacDonald felt obliged to rebuke one speaker for "consciously or un- consciously" making a false statement. TWO WERE PILOTS The combined efforts of CLC Vice-President Joe Morris and William Mahoney, Canadian director of the Steelworlers, were required to steer through a proposal to appoint an om- budsman to hear grievances-by individual workers against their own unions. The ombudsman is to be ap- pointed from CLC ranks, rather than from o u t s i d e poult which prompted some delegates to fear a conflict of interest. "This way I could find myself being judged, by someone be- longing to my own pro- tested George Gilks, a Hamilton Steelworker. Leaning into the microphones at the front of the convention hall, Mr. Mahoney roared back that it was "terrible" to suggest there are no impartial people within the ranks of labor. Mr. Morris said the executive had proposed appointment of an ombudsman to ensure union members a chance of redress against unfair rulings by their unions. 'Impressive, Inventive, Imaginative' Canadian Play Draws Praise By JOAN BOWMAN Herald Staff Writer WINNIPEG There were few words of criticism Wednes- day night by Dominion Drama Festival adjudicator Guy Beau- Ine for an original Canadian, bilingual play, Survivors-Survi- vants, by Theatre One of Mon- treal. The western-Quebec entry, a 90-minute production in one-act form, was described by M. Beaulne as "impressive, in- ventive and imaginative." The nine-member cast de- picted through word, dance and song the events which occurred to survivors of the first drop- ping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. The play, a workshop effort put together by Robert Tembeck, portrayed the bomb's repercussions most of them pessimistic which have befallen man since 1945. Featuring the youngest cast so far in the six-day festival the work had no plot but de- pended on movement, costume, set and dissertation to the au- dience to get its point across despite the tragedy of Hiro- shima men are still .victims of aggression and death. The third entry in the DDF at tlie Playhouse Theatre, the production was described by M. Beaulne as having put through "with a clear voice the horror of the atomic bomb, and the quest of love and hopes of man." It is a comment on the post- bomb era which very often shakes the the ad- judicator said. M. Beaulne, director general of theatre and drama conserva- tories in Quebec, said the dic- tion of the French parts of the script was inferior to that of the English. But he complimented the cast on its lighting, set, group- ing and movement, its excep- tional discipline and team- work. A laboratory production Parks Drilling Unnecessary-Ross CALGARY (CP) Gas re- serves in Alberta are large enough to make it unnecessary to drill in provincial parks, J. Donovan Ross, minister of lands and forests, said Wednes- day. "I don't think the situation is that he told a news conference. Schools Favored As Centres For Elderly LACOMBE (CP) The Al- berta Council on Aging approv- ed a recommend a 11 o n that schools in the province be used as drop-in centres for the eld- erly. The council, at its fourth an- nual meeting, was told that one of the reasons for the plight of the elderly is their segregation from community life. Eleanor MacDougall, Calgary regional supervisor for the Vic- torian Order of Nurses, was elected council president. Dr. Ross said the cabinet has discussed but not decided on a course of action concerning ex- ploratory drilling in Cypress Hills Provincial Park in south- eastern Alberta. NO PERMISSION He said 'the Canadian-Mon- tana Gas Co., which has a per- mit to drill a well in the park, has not yet been given permis- sion to do so. Dr. Ross said a body now be- ing formed to administer the Environmental C o n s e rvation Act will study tie question on resource development in pro- vincial parks, as well as ex- ploitation of gypsum and for- estry resources in Wood Buf- falo National Park in northern Alberta. He said public hearings on the wilderness areas bill which would designate areas to be preserved in their natural state, will start in July. The minister said negotia- tions are proceeding favorably with the City of Calgary to lease land for a fish hatchery which would provide the bulk of fingerlings for pro- vincial streams and lakes for the next 10 to 15 years. what's pleasure G ItltlH J1IIIH! Like all He circlet jon can gel in a fine suiting? Just come in and see lirlejo, one fine im- ported worsted that's woven in mry stripe, pattern and shade you could desire. Tailored by SliitTer-HiHimn, reify ia mar, The DIFFERENCE is Fashion! DOWNTOWN ON FIFTH STRf ET SOUTH pending on initial improvisa- tion until a basic play can be pulled out of the ad Survivors-Survivants will be the only example of new or exper- imental theatre here. Tonight the St. Thomas- More players of Hamilton produce A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Teahouse of the August Moon and Luv follow on the next two nights. There have obviously been many h'irt feelings over the adjudicator's response to Spoon River Anthology, a Labrador City play which ran Tuesday; M. Beaulne indicated the production was not near the calibre he expected at the DDF. In the private adjudica- tion of the Labrador cast be said he expected a technical adjudication to have been pro- vided at the regional level it was now his job, he contended, to judge on asthetics and inter- pretation. And the Anthology could: not be approached on aesthetics because of'poor technique and basic acting problems. This was obviously not what the Labrador Cast had hoped for, Jean Farr, perhaps- the most competent actress in An- thology, said she figured the DDF was a waste if she had come this far not to be taught anything. And a Winnipeg newspaper drama critic took M. Beaulne to task for his "wantonly sum- mation" of the play. But for the adjudicator it was- a case of playing the game the way it was set out. "Your community may swad- dle you and protect you but here (at the DDF) we expect you to be near-professional. "Theatre is a competitive business and you must be in it to win." There are three more rounds left in this six-rounder in Win- nipeg. Russian Pilots Flying Jets In Mideast HAMBURG (Reuters) So- viet pilots are flying jets for the Egyptian air force and could have been in dogfights with Is- raeli planes, Egyptian President Nasser said in an interview pub- lished in West Germany Wednesday. The Russians have been In Egypt since 1968, the president said in the newspaper, Die Welt "We have Russian pilots. They are training our own pilots and the Russian pilots do not fly unarmed.. They could bump into an Israeli fighter plane." OVER THE MALAYSIAN JUNGLE-Prims Minister Trudeau surveys the steaming Malay jungle Thursday at he returns by helicopter-from a Irip to ths forestry develop- ment at Jengka Triangle. Pollution Control Department Mooted WINNIPEG (CP) A "pollu- tion control department" was one of several suggestions consi- dered in the still-unresolved search for machinery to carry out federal anti-pollution mea- sures, Dr. Peter M. Bird, direc- tor of environmental health, said Wednesday. "This is an interesting idea but one whose implications should perhaps be carefully ex- he told the annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association. He suggested such a step might result in conflict with other government departments whose specific tasks involved concern with pollution among a whole range of other factors. Dr. Bird outlined the variety of federal programs covering air', water( soil, noise and other forms of "pollution." Ht said that 1970 may come ;o be regarded as "the year of the big turn-around from placing main emphasis on dealing with crises as they arise to developing a systematic ap- proach which includes anticipa- tory planning." POLLUTER PAYS The basic philosophy of the co-operative steps among ah1 levels of government has been that "Hie polluter must pay." The problem is so big and ex- panding at such a rate that vol- untary sstion is unlikely to be enough. A legislative basis was essential for effective control and abatement. Dr. Bird said there are en- Eban Seeks Aid In Face Of Threat WASHINGTON (Reuters) Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, in top level talks, is urg- ing the United States to furnish military and diplomatic support to strengthen his country in the face of growing Russian aid to the Arabs. Glass Union May Strike CALGARY (CP) Glass workers at 22 construction sites in the city voted 90 per cent in favor Wednesday of a strike unless demands for increased wages are met by Monday. The strike would effectively halt construction at the sites served by seven different glass companies. The workers are asking for an increase of an hour af- ter rejecting a conciliation board report recommending a raise of The hourly wage for outside workers who have been employed for two years is ?3.65. The glass companies involved are: Pilkington Glass Ltd., Cn- nadian Pittsburgh Industries Ud., Colray Manufacturing and distributing Ltd., Glaverbel Al- berta Ltd., Bogardus Wilson Ltd., Alpine Glass Ltd. and Crystal Insatlation Ltd. DETESTS ADDICTS SYDNEY, Australia (Beaters) Indian sitar virtuose Ravi Shankar said here Thursday he "detested" hippies arriving at lis concerts high on drugs. The W-year-old musician told report- ers on his arrival for a concert series: "I tell the kids not to mix Indian music, religion and Kun Mm with Israeli sources said Eban re- newed Israel's plea for more U.S. jet planes when he held a 90-minute meeting with State Secretary William Rogers Wednesday and argued that the Russian takeover of the air def- ence of central Egypt.has upset the strategic balance in the Middle East. Eban arrived here from Win- nipeg amid indications that President Nixon believes the Middle East crisis has not reached the point where Israel's security and air superiority are endangered, even by the intro- duction of 100 or more Russian pilots into Egypt. The Nixon administration is reported divided over the prob- lem, with some senior officials arguing against the sale of more jets to Israel for fear of provoking the Russians and others believing Israeli might launch a preemptive war if it does not receive the help it feels its security interests need. Johnny Bright Tries To Crack Political Line EDMONTON (CP) Johnny Bright, who was named the Ca- nadian football league's most outstanding player in 1959, an- nounced here he will entef pro- vincial politics. Bright, 39, a high school teacher in the city's public school system for the last 12 years, announced he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in a city riding for the next provincial general election. Marrier" with four children, Bright played fullback with Cal- gary and Edmonton fur 13 yemr betmen 1K1 UM, couraging signs of a reversal in the trend of environmental pol- lution. These include general recog- nition of a change in social val- ues, better measurement of the presence and effects of pollu- tants, and acceptance of the fact that the problem leaps pro- vincial and national boundaries. Dr. Bird said it seems clear that "the only effective solution rail necessarily involve all re- sponsible authorities working to- gether towards common objec- tives." WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ABOVE SUNRISE FRIDAY SUNSET 63 37 70 39 55 32 35 34 34 31 Lelhbridge Medicine Hat Calgary Edmonton.......59 Pineher Creek .05 61 Jasper.......... 64 Banff Peace River Grande Prairie Penticton...... Victoria....... Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Prince Albert Saskatoon Swift Current Moose Jaw Regina 59 56 51 34 78 43 64 43 65 45 78 47 64 48 67 64 59 56 .02 47 37 36 35 36 Winnipeg.......56 45 .07 43 40 1.32 Toronto...... 67 44 Ottawa........ 67 45 Montreal.......71 45 Fredericton..... 73 44 Charloitetown 66 42 Chicago....... 87 64 Miami......... 80 SYNOPSIS A ridge of high pressure building across the forecast district will give warm sunny weather to most regions for the next two days. A weather1 system moving In- land from the northern British Columbia coast will spread cloud and showers into north- eastern British Columbia and many localities in northwest- ern Alberta Friday. Isolated thunderstorms will develop along the mountains in south- ern Alberta Friday afternoon giving gusty westerly winds as they drift through the province later in the day. FORECASTS Lcthbridge sun- ny today and Friday. Brief showers or thundershow erf along the foothills late Fri- day afternoon. A little warm- er. Winds light increasing to S15 overnight, shifting to WES and gusty Friday afternoon. Low high Lethbridge 40-75. Medicine Hat Sunny with a few cloudy periods today. Sunny and warm Friday. Winds light today S15 Friday. Low high 40-80. Kootenay, Columbia Main- ly sunny today. Mostly cloudy tonight. Cloudy with sunny per- iods Friday. Winds southerly 15, occasionally rising to 20 -in the main valleys. Low tonight and high Friday at Cranbrook, 40 and 68; Castlegar, 47 and 70. See Us Today For All Your MIXING REQUIREMENTS GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PH. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA All highways In the Leth- >ridge district are bare and in good driving condition. Highway 1 Trans Canada Highway. Calgary to Banff is mostly bare and in good con- dition. Banff to Revelstoke is >are and in good condition. Hotroists are advised to watch for fallen rock. The Banff-Radium and Banff-Jasper highways are bare and in good condition. Creston Satoio highway Is >are and in good condition. Mp- iorists are asked to watch for 'alien rock, deer and caribou. Snow tires or chains are no longer required when travelling in any mountain area. There is a 75 per cent restric- tion on the following highways: Highway 3 Fineastle Medi- cine Hat; Highway 5 Ma- grath to Cardston; Highway 61 from the junction of Highway 4 to Foremost and one mils south of Foremost to Manyber- ries; Highway 62 Magrath to Del Bonita. Effective 7 a.m. April 29 there was a 75 per cent loading restriction im- posed on Highway 23 from the junction of Highway 3 to Barons. PORTS OK ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls, 24 hours; Carway 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain effective Hay 18 8 s.m, to 5 p.m. Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Roose- ville, B.C. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingsgate, B.C., 24 hours) Forthill- i.m. to midnight) Logan ;