Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
26 THE IETHBR1DGE HERAIO Thunday, Nuvember 1, 1972 READY a visit to 0 AIM rilish unils FIRE Pr stationed nee Charles of England aims a pistol for firing during n West Berlin. Universities are caught up in expansion says report TORONTO (CP) The prime function of universities should be teaching, but many have become caught up "in the hurly-burly of general univer- sity expansion and in the ex- citement of opportunities in research for easy says a new report on university research released today. "Quest for the prepared by Louis-Philippe Bonneau and J. A. Corry for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, was released Wednesday at the opening of a national confer- ence of the AUCC to discuss re- search in the universities. Its findings do not mean that the universities should not be involved in research activities, the report says. Indeed, it stresses that some research is vital and is best done at univer- sities. Dr. Bonneau, n former vice- director of Laval University, Quebec City, and Dr. Corry, former principal of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., make 16 recommendations. The 207-page paperback re- port says universities should develop firm, coherent research policies, singling out broad areas of research where each could concentrate its main ef- forts and on priorities among projects. Universities themselves should do this, setting their own research houses in order if they want to preserve their au- tonomy in the research field, the report says. However, it also stresses that increasing co- operation and co-ordination is needed among the universities and with industry and govern- ment. One recommendation says that the main focus in univer- sities should be on basic re- application. "Despite recent suggestions to the contrary, we believe that a very substantial commitment to basic research is vital to the progress and welfare of the country and to the quality of the work universities do." The authors recommend, dowever, a definite distinction between "frontier research" and "reflective inquiry." Fron- jer research involves the find- ing of new knowledge; reflec- tive inquiry is examination o the significance of facts anc phenomena already discovered The distinction "helps to dis tinguish the components of aca demic activity which are vitalh related to teaching, particularly undergraduate teaching, anc those that are not." The report says that reflec- tive inquiry is essential for al good teaching. There is a plac< for both kinds in the university, but universities should recog nize the differences and their relationship to the teaching function. should revlso promotion and salary policies to ensure that teaching and re- flective inquiry get the same emphasis now given to frontier research and graduate teach ing. university should have a fund to support reflec tive inquiry costs, especially for books and journals or visits to better-equipped libraries. Canada Council should continue to support humanities and social science research but also give greater emphasis to projects of a reflective nature. U.S. can enjoy relations with Trudeau or Stanfield NEW YORK (CP) The New York Times, in a lead edi- torial headed Upset in Canada, Bays "the United States can en- Joy productive relations with ei- ther Mr. Trudeau or Mr. Stanfield if it behaves with a measure of sensitivity, espe- cially during the difficult period Fore fashion that's eyeOK of minority government in Can- ada.'" Assessing what it termed "a stunning and unexpected blow': to Prime Minister Trudeau's re-election bid, The Times com- ments: "It would have occasioned no surprise if Mr. Trudeau's party had failed to win an absolute majority while finishing well in front of the Conservatives. What astonished nearly all ob- servers was the fact that the a leader wholly lacking in the Trudeau kind of in a virtual dead heat with the Lib- erals. With the U.S. election less than a week away, the paper remarked that "Americans skeptical of public opinion polls" could take comfort from the surprising result in Canada. SUGGESTS CAUSE 'Mr. Stanfield obviously made greater impact than even his supporters had dared hope with a campaign concentrated on the bread-and-butter issues: record unemployment, rising living costs, increased tax- The Times says. "1M-. Trudeau's determination to ad- vance bilingualism all across essential for pre- servation of national unity- cost the Liberals many votes in the West." It says that Prime Minister Trudeau "has presided over meaningful and exciting change [or Canada." "It is difficult to envision him cither exercising the infinite patience required to lead a mi- nority government or directing the hard parliamentary slogg- ing required of an opposition The Times says. "But it would be unfortunate if the telants of this extraordinary man were lost to Canadian pub- He life." "Despite Washington's ham- fisted behavior toward Canada at the time of President Nixon's emergency economic measures last the paper comments, "relations with the United Stales played virtually no role as a campaign issue as far as the two big parties were concerned." RESTON COMMENTS James Reston, vice-president of The Times, also comments on the Canadian election in a separate column. "The startling success of the Conservatives in Canada and the decline of the Liberals un- der their flamboyant in- tellectual leader, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. is only the latest evi- dence of a worldwide swing to the Reston says. He says the explanation for the trend no doubt differed from country to country. "In Canada, for example, it could be argued that Tnideau declined precisely because he look an arrogant attitude to- ward the people's Reston says. Alberta groups "rants given LEASE From your Franchisee) New Car Dealer Boiler Service Facilltlet More Flaxibla Uatintj ft Regular Warranty Plans Inipoctioni Your loasa can Includa Bailor choico of moduli maintenance, licence, and insurance INQUIRE NOW INTO THE ADVANTAGES OF LEASING OVER BUYING Conloa BORIS KORESHENKOV Beny Automotive Enterprises Ltd. 2 Avonuo and 8lh Street S. Phono 327-3147 EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta government today an- nounced approval of grants to- talling lo provincial cultural groups. HorsL Schmid, culture, youth and recreation minister, said the awards were granted for the 1972-1073 fiscal year: Edmonton Symphony Or- chestra, FxlmonLnn Opera Associa- tion, The Alberto Ballet Com- pany, Calgary Philharmonic So- ciety, Allxrln Folk Arts Council, touring expenses, for the 80-mombor dance troupe repre- senting six cultural entitles. Chou: 4news not so good' for Vietnam ceasefire By ARTHUR L. GAVSIION PEKING (AP) Premier Chou En-lai said Wednesday lie has been in contact wiLh Hie United Slates and North Viet- nam over the stalled ceasefire talks and, although he is slill hoping for early signatures, "the news is not so good." The Chinese government leader told a group of British reporters thit President Ngu- yen Van Thieu of South Viet- nam had objected 1-3 seven of the nine points in an agreement drafted secretly by Americans and North Vietnamese. Chou quoted Thieu as saying if he did not put his own signa- ture to that agreement, "there will be no peace." The reporters were received briefly at the start of a session between Chou and British For- eign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home in the Great I Jail of the People. Although Chou gave no de- tails of his contacts with Wash- ington, it was understood he had been in personal touch with President Nixon. Nor did he disclose which seven points of the Washington-Hanoi draft agreement were opposed by Thieu. The Chinese leader at one point asserted his belief that the United States was not lean- ing sufficiently hard on Thieu to get him to accept what had been agreed on to end the Viet- nam war. Nevertheless, he said, the Cliinese still hope that an agreement would be signed within a few days. A rapid queslion-and-answer exchange in the huge confer- ence hall with Chou went like this: Q. What news have you on Vietnam situation? A. "It's not so good, Presi- dent Thieu is raising a great hue and cry at the present lime. He has said he does not agree with seven points and he has said if he does not put his signature to the agreement there will be no peace." Q. Do you think Americans are not pressing him suf- ficiently? A. "To a certain extent that is so." Q. But do you feel there still may be a signing in a few days? A. "I hope so." It was at that point he re- ferred to his contacts with Washington and Hanoi, without elaboration, hut making clear It. had been in the context of the search for peace. Jim Simpson dies at Banff BANFF (CP) Jim Simp- son, who guided and explored in the Hocky Mountains before the start of the century, died here at age 95. Mr. Simpson at that time ho- boed with author Jack London, worked as a railway track lab- orer and was a sealer along the Pacific Coast. He came to the West from Lincolnshire, England, and after serving as a trail cook, packer and trapper became re- cognized as one of the top guides in the Rockies. 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