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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Labor court nears new By CY KOX LONDON (CD With the deadline (or the re- ceipt of unlon-mcmbor voles on Britain's protracted railway dispute now set for Saturday night, a new in- stitution established by the country's Conservative gov- ernment is nearing another milestone in its already- eventful life. More than employees of the publicly-owned British Railways are being asked to vote on whether they favor the idea of further protest action following recall, pay offers by the management. An order providing for the ballot was one of the more spectacular initial acts of the National Industrial Relations Court, which has begun to make a serious impact on Britain's tense labor-relations scene only in the last month. The impression given by Opposition representatives is that the new court is part of a vast Conservative plot to bring the country's unions firmly to heel. Prime Minister Heath, on the other hand, insist, that the Industrial Relations Court and other aspects of Conservative policy on unions in strike-wean7 Brit- ain is parl of a general effort to find new ways of reach- ing sensible settlements in the country's chronic wage disputes. Acted fast For its part, the Industrial Relations Court under its first president, Sir John Donaldson, acted speedily when asked to decide whether a work-to-rule protest by mem- bers of the three major railway unions was a funda- mental breach of employment agreements. Sir John said there had been "a breach of the fun- damental obligation of every employee to behave fair- ly lo his employer and to do a fair day's work." Tire end result of the court's over-all sessions wae, first, the ordering of a "cooling-off period" in the pro- tracted work-to-rule crisis no settlement achieved in that two-week length of ultimate decision in favor of a secret ballot covering the real unions' membership. All this was new to British labor relations. But Opposition elements contend that newness in this in- strange spells "reaction" rather than social innovation. The decision of the Industrial Relations Court in tile rail taken to the Appeals Court by the indignant not, however, the beginning of the labor tribunal's history as a novel in- stitution, in British life. Impose big fine Coinciding with the rail crisis earlier this spring was the spectacular fine of imposed by the court on the giant Transport and General Work- ers for contempt in an anti-container movement that flared along the chronically-troubled docks of Liver- pool. Since then the transport union, (or a time hesitant about paying the big fine, has been seeking to have the Trades Union Congress, a federal-style body of which it is an affiliate, draw on nationwide worker funds In help meet the financial penally. "11 is a long time since the British public has had the experience of seeing the law being shaped under its very eyes." said one weekly magazine in London in a comment on the labor court's undertakings. This visible shaping of the law "is happening with r> vengeance the. School system under attack PARIS (API By tradition. French children go to school on Saturdays and havn Thursdays off. The sys- tem is coming under idea of "Ifi weekend." romparalively new in France, has caught, up with schooling. More and more parents tiicir children free to spend Saturday and Sunday wVh them as they like. A sampling of opinion Involving 4.200 families in Saint-Maur. a Paris suburb, showed that 75 per cent of the parents were in favor of Monday to Friday schooling. An experiment in Xiori with ''the English week" has been well received. (loinc: In nn Saturday in Kurope is no novel- ty kids do il in West Germany, the Soviet Union, Italy and Yugoslavia. The unusual asport of the Firnch .situation is getting Thursday off. 'I Lai's the opposition comes in. It uinan.'ik'S nio.st powerfully from the Roman Cath- olic Church, but. others sec dangers in ending the Thurs- day system. Church involved Tho. church Is involved because Thursday has hncn the trnrliii'tnal day for catechism class or other reli- gious instruction. An imk'pendcnl poll showed G per cent, of the French think that is "useful." The church is gencailly believed to feel that the catechism will not survive free Saturdays, if only ho- cau.se prices are too busy then with other duties. A Catholic ethical urn official. Hev Horn.ml warned that changing Ihc school week risked "causing stupefying work and then an 'animal' explosion of leisure." A group of 49 physicians wrote a report expressing roncern that children's health could suffer from going to class five d.'iys in a "A full flay off in the middle of the week allmvs a long sleep, giving back to the children (.lie rest they miss on class the paper said. Most teachers, said one survey, are against chang- ing the system, and rite their own fatigue as well as fears that tho students1 equilibrium could bo troubled. governmiMil--Mm Krenr'h education system is totally probably base its thinking on n nationwide canvass it is nndftrUvking. Will limit stocks sign N-arms By GAYLORD SHAW and on a five-year executive rest ballet dancer MOSCOW CAP) One of the Soviet Union's top ballet dan- cers, a Jew who wants to go to Israel, was arrested in Lenin- grad on the eve of President Nixon's visit there. The dan- cer's wife was told her husband would be tried for "hooligan- ism.'' Valcry Fanov, dismissed from the Kirov Ballet company last month after he informed tho director he wanted to emigrate, was picked up at his apartment by a uniformed policeman Fri- day, his friends reported today. They said the policeman told Panov: "We just have a few questions for you. You'll be back home in 15 minutes." They gave this account: His wife, Galena Pagozina, worried about him until after dark, then went to the police station where an officer told her: "Your hus- band is here. He is accused ot treaty, a document more agreement restricting offensive bersome to amend. J'd missiles. With the strategic arms hmi- Uncler the- treaty, which re- quires U.S. Senate confirmation, MOSCOW (AP) Richa. Nixon and Leonid I. Erezlinev, leaders of the world's two nu- clear giants, have signed ac- cords to limit their missile stockpiles and pledged to seek sjtes launchcre. Under ille complete disarmament in tho years ahead. The first step back from the tation agreements wrapped up, Nixon paused in his summit ne- b'oth sides will have the same gotiations today to fly to tho number of defensive missile scenic former capital of bemn companion executive agree- grad. known as St. Petersburg in the days of the czars, for spiralling arms race that began ]and-and-sea-based in the ashes of Hiroshima a gen- missiles, eration ago came 46 minutes be- fore midnight Friday night in the glitter of a czarist palace in the Kremlin. men't. the Russians will have a eight hours of sightseeing, numerical edge in long-range offensive weapon systems are relatively There the U.S. president and stable and more easily subject Such international issues as Vietnam and the Middle East still are almost U.S. officials said the defen- certainly won't be resolved at give, missile agreement is in treaty form because such the Soviet Communist party chief, on the fifth day of their summit talks, placed their sig- natures on a treaty limiting de- ployment of defensive missiles to long-term agreement. They said arms technology could sites, with no_ more than 100 dc- cause more frequent changes in offensive weapons which could not easily be incorporated in a Nixoiis given warm welcome the summit. The arms accords contain these major provisions. countries will have only two anti-ballistic missile fensive missile launchers each. One U.S. site will be the one under construction near Grand Forks, N.D. The other will be near Washington. D.C. One So- net site will be the one in placa around Moscow. The other will be at least 780 miles away from the Russian capital. Neither country will be allowed to start construction of additional fixed, land-based inter-continental bal- listic missile launchers after SALT PACT FINALIZED Nixon, Brezhnev shake hands Army gunman o DAVID ROGERS BELFAST i Renter) A gun- man shot a British Army doctor By DONALD ARMOUR LENINGRAD (Reuter) President and Mrs. Nixon ar- rived by air today from Moscow They stood in silence as ha greeted the city leaders, then applauded politely and waved little Soviet and United Stales July 1. The United Stales now early today as he was treating a Belfast this weekend in protest against the British government refusal to send troops into some Roman Catholic areas which has" Russians have However, U.S. officials said the two coun- trios remain at rough parity in on a one-day visit and were flags while the president and over.aU nudear punci, The greeted by thousands of Lenin- Mrs. Nixon walked past them Ullited glatcs has a 3-to-l edge, grad residents lining Uieir route shaking hands with those at the of mis- into the citv. front. wnrhpaHq nHhnneh the Rain had just stopped as the Then the president swept slle warheads' alulouSn me j. i ne uiiiLtiu oidius iiuw eariy dt? ue v.as in.-aunfi 1.054 ICBM launchers: the soldier injured in a bomb blast arc in the hands of the outlawed in this Northern Ireland capital, an army spokesman said. The spokesman said the doc- tor was shot in the stomach as Irish Republican Army. 'We shall continue setting up road blocks until William White- law (Northern Ireland secretary he attended the soldier, who of stale) imposes law and order was suffering from concussion. in Catholic _ no-go areas, an Two civilians in a crowd Ulster Defence AsociatioD Udliu la iiuie. Jne is ut J ,j1L T j t t .nusMans ijdve luugnij hilling someone in the face, and president stepped on to tha along a broad avenue mo town megatoas. P __ tr-nm tlio Tivii. in a I mini lei np Iwarinp b__ _ Russians have 'roughly a 3-lo-t which gathered after the bomb spokesman said. he'll be tried on Monday." Galena, also a Kirov dancer who was dismissed when she too asked for exit papers, was refused permission to visit Panov in his cell. shiny tarmac from the Ilyu- in a closed limousine bearing b_ 6 ;d shin-62 airliner put at his dis. the flags of the U.S. and the vide for no posal by the Soviet government. Sonet Union. inspection to verifv compliance He was welcomed by Alexan- Observers were struck hj- Ita the limits. But they ex- der Sizov, the mayor of Lenin- heavy security precautions in- grad. Nixon was accompanied eluding detachments of soldiers 'verification is possible with spy bv Soviet President Nikolai Pod- and sailors all along the route. The president returns lo Mos- satellites. cow tonight. Seen and heard About town JTIVE YEAR OLD Camer. ..nn Harris wanting to quit kindergarten so he can call himself a "kindergarten drop out'1 firefighter Ted Schi-nrtogrl forecasting rain for the weekend because he didn't want to sec any grass fires in the area. gorny. The president's first engage- ment was to place a wreath at a vast mass grave containing tha remains of half a million per- sons who lost their lives during the 900-day Second World War Eiegc of Leningrad. During the half-hour cere- mony at the cemetery Nixon placed a wreath of white flow- ers at. Ihe foot of a memorial symbolizing the grieving moth- erland. Later he was being twined by the city council. A spc-cially-selocled. chiefly middle-aged crowd of about drove to Ihe airport in buses to greet lum. cllOOSC new princess CALGARY (CP) Myma McCullock. 19, a non treaty Indian from Calgary w a s chosen Calgary Indian Princess Friday. Miss McCullock- was given the honorary title of Holy Star. Alona Bearhat of Gleichen, was named first lady in wail- ing and Lonia Crowshoe of Brocket, was named second lady in wailing. PM Trudeau unveils plans to aid west grain growers Tly CONWAY DALY WINNIPEG (CP) Prime- Minister Trudeau announced a railway car buying program Friday night that will help east- ern industrial workers as well as western grain growers. He told about t.OOO people at a ?l00-a-couple Liberal party din- ner the government has author- ized the spending of million to buy new railway hopper cars, to speed transport of grain from farms to port terminals. mcr. and all would be in servics by tlie end of the calendar year. About cars recently have been leased from the United States for use in Canada. A government source said plants in Trenton, N.S., Sorel, Que. and Hamilton, Out. are equipped to make the hopper cars. The Canadian wheat board would buy the cars as an agent of the government. RECALLS WHEAT SI'EKCII Mr. T r u d c a u. whose an- nouncement was greeted with Trudeau given The first of the hopper cars is appiauso at the banquet, noted to go into use late in the sum- j( was at a Winnipeg gathering about 3H years ago that he asked the rhetorical question: "Why should I sell Ihe Cana- dian farmers' illft for IUSlill He said he did spell out "the fe very valid reasons why the gov- ernment should assist in the. sale, of wheat and grain." al- Ihough some commentalors had ignored his answer. He added: "I won't say, 'why should I deliver your wheat.' The prime minislcr also an- nounced formation of a Cana- dian advisory council on multi- culluralism, a body designed to "conlribntc lo the good relations of Canadians of all cultural backgrounds. strain has been placed on rail facilities by record volumes of grain and "fresh steps are re- quired to meet the challenge of delivering these unprecedented quantities." Discussions are under way with railways on use of the hop- per cars, which are capable of carrying 100 Ions of grain, com- pared with 60 tons for a normal boxcar. "I wish lo emphasize that the farmers of Canada will not bear all or any part of the cost of acquisition of these cars." United States may have no more than 710 submarine- based long-range missile it now has on no more than 44 modem ballis- tic missile-firing submarines. It now has 42 such submarines. Soviets may have no more than 950 long-range sub- marine-based missile launchers now has about on no more than 62 modem missile- firing submarines. It now has 25 such submarines in service and another 13 under construction. Under a complex formula, U.S. officials say Ihe Soviets can reach their maximum al- lowable submarine-based force only by giving up 210 land-based inter-continental ballistic mis- siles. culling the land-based strength lo EXPECTS OK Henry Kissinger, Nixon's as. sislant for national security fairs, predicted the treaty curb- ing deployment of defensive anti-ballistic missiles will sail through the U.S. Senate wilh an overwhelming margin. In the treaty's preface, both countries declared their intcn- fion "to achieve at the earliest possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race and lo take effective measures toward reductions in strategic arms, nuclear disarmament, and gen- eral and complete disarma- ment." Nixon, through spokesman Konald Ziegler, said both coun- tries will continue their discus- sions on arms limitations and seel; "to make new agree- ments." went off in a shop in the city's Old Park area also were wounded when the gunman opened fire. In separate incidents, two other civilians were hit by shots fired from a car in another part of the city. The gunman who shot the doc- tor fired a total of seven shots and the army returned the fire, the spokesman said. The army said it hit him. BODY FOUND The body of a man with gun- closes highway O J HOPE. B.C. Prime Minister T r n d o a u was given a shoulder car- riage for a baby Friday night. The presentation, at a Liberal party f u n c t i o n. didn't exactly go off without a iiiicii. As M anil a h a Liberal Leader 1. II. Aspcr put Ihc carriage on the prime min- ister's back, Mr. Trudeau asked "Is Iho bntlom water- The prime minister then looked over his shoulder at Mr. Aspcr and said: "You said you know something about, family life, but yon don't know much nbout packsacks. "Yon have this one on up- aide. down." The council would seek lo on- rnre "Ihe full participation of all Canadians in the cultural de- velopment of this us part of Ihe consnllalive process of government. Members are to be named in the near future. The announcement, was par- licularly appropriate for Winni- a cily "which has long been a model of mullicullural cooperation and harmony." ny GREG McINTYRK Herald Legislature1 Bureau 1CDMONTON An adminis- tralor wilh the power to dis- miss the pre.sident of troubled Red Deer College will be Jim T'osler. minister of advanced education announced Frielay in the legislature. However, Mr. Fnslcr saiel Iho administrator, Hay Fast, a di- rector of the. Alberta Colleges Commission, will likely consult with Ihc board of governors at the college, the minister and eilhers, before taking any ac- tion. The jippointme.nl of an ad- niinislration was receimmendcd PARIS (Reuler i Tho condi- tion of the ailing Duke of Wind- sor remained more or less un- changed today, his secretary, Jchn Utler. Uiler rejected a London news- paper report Hint the 77-year-old duke's was declining rapidly. "1 know where they got il from." he said. I'llrr would no ddails of a visi! to the duke by one of his personal physicians, Dr. Arthur ,1 a, Ihe coUege by Dr. ,he administer who The duke has net fully re- covered from a hernia operation carried out earlier this year. For some (lavs now he has been to get new administrator unre T. C. Byrne. FOliMEH PRINCIPAL Dr. Kasl. a former public school principal and major fig- ure in the creation of Alberta's college system a few years ago, will be appointed for one year or more at Ihe decision of the provincial cabinet, al an as yel undetermined salary in ex- in Ihe hopes that with minimal uncertainty and delay we can again have a first class college in the city of Red Deer." One of Ihe duties of Ihe ad- ministrator will be to adviso Mr. Foster on the best kind ol administration for Ihe college. The Byrne Reporl. which Dr. Fast will be charged confined lo his Paris home. cess of Ihc range paid a plemenling, recommended tho college principle, said Mr. Fos- appointment of a dean of uni- Car irouhle Expressing regret at the ap- pointment of an oulsider (o come in and takeover operation of Ihe college, Mr. Foster said "I would like, lo publically call upon all parties within and Mr. Trudeau said nn immcnsn In HIB report of nn inquiry into without that college, In work lo- versity studies and n dean of programs and declaring llv positions of president, vice- president and elirccleir of con- tinuing education redundanl. The report also rccommcneled open hudgcljng. INDIANAPOLIS (AP> Hobby Vnsor and his sniashinn Kaglo were by mechanical trouble .'.flcr lie led the first milr.- of the Indy mito race at record speed. ;