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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta B LETHBRIDQE HERALD May Trustees require political muscle Nehru's high ideals for India remain elusive VANCOUVER The retiring president of the Canadian School Trustees' Association said Monday the association won't become an effective voice in education without developing political muscle Walter Robson said trustees must be more vocal and visible provmcially and federally must be made politically aware of their powers and how they can use them to serve the interests of he told the association's annual meeting lobbying can work to get good legislation passed and defeat bills which would be harmful to our needs DOOR OPENED Mr from Man said meetings with the caucus chairmen of the three major parties in Ottawa recently opened another vital Joor The concept of a federal bureau of education was not he only the political feasibility was questioned The British North America Act of 1867 says the provinces have jurisdiction over education He said the question of the association's role in relationship to the council of ministers of remains in doubt Mr Robson said he told council chairman Francois Quebec's education last month that trustees are not prepared to accept the council performing the function of a federal education bureau He also expressed concern that deputy education ministers would really run the council want a nationally elected minister responsible for an office of educational affairs at the national level. the deputy ministers feel that trustees are a threat to them at the provincial we are even more so at the national level It's a matter of power Summer job for Caroline WASHINGTON Caroline daughter of the late president John P will get her own taste of government service this year Miss Kennedy will be employed for three weeks as an assistant in the office of her Sena- tor Edward Kennedy Mass She is among about 10 young people who will serve as summer staffers for the senator BACON GETS CREDIT The use of lenses to form a telescope was first attributed to Roger Bacon of who died in 1292 MRS. GANDHI An AP News AnalyiU By EDWARD CODY NEW DELHI Indians marked the 10th anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru's death Monday with some soul-searching on whether they are living up to his ideals Nehru earned his place in history by becoming India's tirst prime minister after independence from Britain in 1947 and leading the new country into world prominence as a champion of non alignment and non- violence He earned his place in Indian hearts by setting standards that still constitute the bylaws of public life in India socialism and secularism. But a quarter-century after independence and a decade after Nehru's these ideals remain elusive goals The India ruled by his 56- year-old Prime Minister Indira is asking itself why President V V. Giri said Sunday in Madras that the country faces a of brought on by neglect of the spiritual and cultural heritage left by leaders such as Nehru and Mohandas Gandhi. widespread nepotism and favoritism that we see all around us are undermining the very basis of our ex- istence as a strong and viable he added. gap between what we say and what we do is His comments seemed to re- flect a sentiment widely held at many levels of Indian society that the confident struggle of a new country meeting its problems has somehow degenerated into politicking and power- hoarding. In a pessimistic weekend ar- ticle entitled If Nehru Was Alive Nehru's former foreign K. P. S. wrote4 would observe a dis- tinct fall in the standards of work and conduct in almost every field of activity. In particular he would deplore the intrusion of violence and the growth of even in Parliament and state legislatures Mrs Gandhi's government broke a 20-day rail strike with tough tactics that included fir- ing strikers and arresting labor leaders. Monday's announcement that the strike was off made a major victory for Mrs. but at a high price in Nehru's democratic methods Her attempt to ensure equal distribution of essential food- stuffs by taking over wholesale wheat dealing ended in failure several months ago. Hospital has a heart TORONTO York- Finch General Hospital has a says the Schmidt family of Calgary. The Schmidts have presented a bronze plaque to the staff of the hospital which reads is in gratitude of the wonderful warm friendship that gave us strength and comfort during our time of sorrow May God be with you always It's signed Schmidt Don and deceased On April at the corner of Highways 401 and 400 a short distance from the the Calgary family of young parents and their four travelling from the West in a truck-trailer when it was involved in an accident which left the mother and three daughters injured died in hospital Mickey the was trapped under the cab and suffered a broken a shattered elbow and a fractured vertebra Sisters and both suffered leg and facial cuts and whiplash Only the was not injured The family were taken to York-Finch General three of them badly waiting for Timothy to die a devout wanted Timothy to have the fi- nal blessings administered A local mission assisted in and also arranged for those Prince Igor has no taste. Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. without a flicker of taste or color or scent. A prince of a vodka. Have the Prince over tonight. members of the family who did not have to stay in hospital to stay in a home. Beth the hospital's coordinator of patient also helped the family When Mrs Allan discovered that Mrs. Schmidt and Don were too severely injured to return to Calgary for Timothy's she arranged to have the youngster's tiny coffin brought to the hospital for a small family prayer session before it left for Calgary with Mr Schmidt and two of the daughters When the rest of the family left for leaving Mrs Schmidt and Don in Mrs Allan again came to the rescue She arranged to have Don's bed brought from the pediatnc floor to her mother's room for the rest of their stay Last week a relative in the West donated plane tickets so Mr Schmidt could fly back to Toronto to bring his wife and daughter home Heavy demand for handguns GREAT Mont Retail gun dealers in Great Falls public demand for handguns has outstripped the available supplies During the first four months of demand for handguns was about double that of the same period in a survey of six retail handgun outlets showed Last rites for the Duke Usher carries wreath during Ellington funeral services. 'Genius of the rarest kind' NEW YORK Duke Ellington was eulogized Monday as genius of the rarest in a funeral service filled with musical tributes to the United States jazz composer from his fellow artists Ellington good musi- cians sound and great musicians sound even jazz historian Stanley Dance told an overflow crowd of that filled the huge Episcopal Cathedral Church of St John the Divine to bid farewell to the Duke who died Friday at I he book is called Response Most of it was written or people like you Concerned Canadians wanted us to exactly they thought about problems that affect their insurance Like should be done about drunk dmers The urgent need for safer s and strict law enforcement The formidable challenges of inflation and large-scale theft solicited jour because want to the piohlems face so can all togethci to help keep insurance costs down know this makes a lot of because like the insurance indusm hjs to its own lot OUT work goes into cleaning up much of the thai surrounds our business Response is IUOL one act as an effective sounding hoard on these and other important issues 1 he comments contained in Response range in tone tmm thoughtiul to despairing to angu re not suggesting represent the ol Canadian But are honest advanced concerned citizens hope their concern stimulate and prcnide a measure against which to weigh thoughts 1 he thousands of people who responded to our campaign will automatically receive a copy of can receive simply by filling out the coupon below Because it s nexer too late to learn how we can all help keep insurance costs down How available at the most popular price. 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Insurance Companies competing to serve you better The book that has a tot of Canadians talting. age 75 They heard Ella Fitzgerald sing Ellington's Solitude and the traditional New Orleans jazz funeral Just a Closer Walk with Thee Pianists Earl Hmes and Mary Lou Williams as did jazz violinist Ray Nance and blues singer Joe Williams author of The World of Duke Ellington and a long- time friend of the said the truest sense of the he was a citizen of the world is a but how few deserve it He was loved throughout the whole by all levels of society He conquered more cities than Napoleon and by much better methods was a master of all he turned his hand to He was a natural aristocrat who never lost the common touch and the greatest innovator in his field He knew what some called genius was the exercise of gifts which stemmed from God Rev Norman priest to the New York jazz paraphrased El- lington's own sign-off at the end of a prayer we thank you You loved us madly We will love you madly tomorrow and forever Among those attending the services were Benny Count Jack Marian McPartland and John Lewis and Milt Jackson of the Modern Quartet Indian land leases move landmark Mont A former U S senator from Fred says the Northern Cheyenne Indians may have established a landmark in Indian dealings with the U S federal government. Harris said the Indians' plan to break government arranged leases on their land will give the Northern Cheyennes a chance to break away from white domination of their affairs whose wife is a full blooded said breaking of the leases which he said were would set a pattern for other Indian tribes He also said he is an opponent of strip mining on Northern Cheyenne Reservation because he believes reclamation is a ;