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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE lETHBRIOGt HERAID rriilny, Novomber 5, 1971 Join congress EDMONTON' (CPI Dele- natrs to the Tiiil Service A.sso- ri.-iliun of Alberta voted by a large margin Thursday to be- come par! of the Canadian 1 i bor Congress in a move whuh could lead to the largest union in Canada. Tlie decision, at the assocla- tion's annual convention, means tlie ranks of the CLL which now represents about 1.7 million Canadian workers, will bo swelled by members. The vole ended a 10-month struggle triggered when Al- borla association delegates last winter expressed extensive dis- satisfaction with the Canadian Federation of Government Em- ployee Organizations. Delegates Thursday Instruct- ed the federation to change its orientation and constitution In become a full-fledged union or face the loss of its second ma- jor affiliate within a week. Last week, in Winnipeg. Man- itoba civil servants voted to join the CLC at tlie expense of tlie federation. But the Alberta association agreed to give federation offi- cials time to sdiust and a ma- jor meeting of the CFGEO rep- resentatives from across Can- ada is scheduled Nov. 27 in Winnipeg. Tho formal commitment to rrlcr the congress provides tlie CLC a third union representing government employees. The Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees speaks for about 150.- ooo" civic workers and the Pub- lic Service Alliance of Canada represents about fed. eral clnl se.rvs.nts. However, tlw CSA decision does not mean immediate af- filiation with tho Alberta Fed- eration of Labor. Gene Mitchell of Edmonton. AFL executive secretory, said It was a wise decision and af- filiation with the CLC must be completed before concern over AFL alliance becomes impor- tant. He said he believed the new labor imioh will Jon the AFL willingly after a few details iro worked out. Outgoing CSA president. Ron Smith, reassured delegates be- fore the vote that the C1X" had promised politics] autonomy of the new group would be safe- guarded. Harris MAYOR NAMED Sidney Butkwnld. 55, mayor of Sask- atoon from 1958 to 1963 mill again in ItlfiT. was among four appointed Thursday by Prime Minister Trmleau to fill four of (lip 20 vacancies in the 102- seat Senate. Others: Carl II. Cnlilrnhcrg, fit, (if Montreal, spot-in! adviser on the, consti- tution to the prime minister; Dr. M. Lome Ronnell, 48, minister of tourist develop- ment in tlie Liberal Prince Island government; and George C. Van Iloggen, 50, Vancouver lawyer. II I I M.S. (CPi James I li Ml 11 irris. wanted by po- lire in two murders, is to ap- pear in court here later loday to fate iVuges in connection with one of the killings. I ho HCMP said today that Harris, wanted for murders here and in Calgary, was ar- rested at a motel near Halifax Thursday night about five min- utes after a man registered at tlio motel in the name of Wayne Johnson, the name of a Calgary miin whose body was found in a motel in the Alberta city in Sep- tember. Harris faces a non-capital murder charge here in the j death of Guy Lcroy McAloney, j 53, of Truro whose body was found In his apartment Aug. 27. i McAloney was believed to have been dead for about a week. Euroniarl: OK with British voting people REGINA fCP'> The young people of Britain are in fav Citi- zens and bank employees com- bined to assist police in catch- ing a man who had robbed a branch of tlie Royal Bank of Canada of Police said as the man es- caped on foot from the bank on the city's southside. a group of employees and a passerby were able to detain him and hold him until they arrived. The group caught up with the man two blocks from the bank. Charles Matthew Fame, 29, of Edmonton was charged with armed robbbery. TEtEGRAPH THEIR PROTEST Rolls of telegrams, said to list the names of Canadians in protest of the planned nuclear test at Amchitka Island, Alaska, are brought la the Executive Office Building in Washington today. Delivering the are Toronto broadcasters Charles Templeton, left, and Pierre Berton. Western Union messenger is Percy Davis. Hospital trustees Laser to impress 5 LESSONS FOR ONIY That's right If you act nowl This is our early Christmas Gift to you! With all those Christmas parties coming up, we want you to be ready to have a balll We want you to be: MORE FUN MORE CONFIDENT MORE OUT GOING DON'T DELAY ENROLL TODAY 327-1442 TIME OFFER 3 PRIVATE LESSONS 2 GROUP CLASSES HAVE YOU BEEN ADMIRED LATELY? IT'S NOT FUNNY IF YOU CAN'T DANCE MONTE CARLO DANCE ACADEMY 535 13lh ST. N. tETHBRIDGE EDMONTON' (CPI Fred I W. Lamb, administrator of j I Calgary's Holy Cross and j Rockyview hospitals, was elect-: ed Thursday as president of the j Alberta hospital association. Former administrator of the t h e Killam General Hospital he succeeds Charles Virtue of Lethbridge. Vice-presidents elected are Edward S. Fee, e member of the Killam General Hospital advisory board and chairman of the Flagstaff-Beaver Aux- iliary Hospital and Nursing Home District, and Dr. Ber- nard Snell, executive director of the University Hospital, Ed- monton. EDMONTON (CP) Dr. William A. Cochrane of Cal- gary said Thursday he has se- rious doubts about the abilities of some hospital trustees in Canada. Dr. Cochrane, dian of the University of Calgary's faculty of medicine, told tiie annual convention of the Alberta Hos- pital Association he was dis- turbed because trustees seem to exert "so little effort" in learning how hospitals real- ly operate. "I'm amazed how little trus- tees simply walk through Iho hospital and talk with profes- sional hospital personnel." During a pane! discussion on the roles of professional and technical groups in Dr. Cochrane also said h? has seen the same attitude in trus- tees throughout the five prov- inces in which he spent some time. Dr. Shirley Stinson, another panel member, said 90 per cent of all the work performed in Iwspitals could be done by tech- nicians and probably will be within 10 years. A professor in the University of Alberta's school of nursing and health science administra- tion, she said it was a concern what the professionals will do then. Edward Knight, Red Deer Hospital administrator, sug- gested many professionals in hospitals now are actually do- ing Icchnical work. He urged freeing profes- sionals from such chores. ''Free the therapeutic dieti- cian from her kitchen and cook he said. Mr. Knight said all hospital I professional workers should be I returned to closer patient care. Diesel smoke eliminators work on buses CALGARY (CP) Three buses, equipped with kits which eliminate black diesel smoke, were put into operation today by Calgary Transit. The buses, tile first of 12 such vehicles, also have breakaway water bumpers and extra en- trances and exits. The pollution kit dilutes the exhaust, then puts it into the air above the heads of pedes- trians. The water bumpers, in opera- tion for several months, act as a cushioning device which ab- sorbs the brunt of impact in a rnlllMOn. Mrs. Gandhi reluctant to order troops back WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon arranged a second meeting today with Indian Prime Mnister Indira Gandhi amid reports she is reluctant to pull back troops from the Paki- stani border until Pakistan's refugee problem is solved. At their first White House meeting Thursday, Nixon called j for "moderation to reduce the. j risk of war" on both sides of the border and for a political solti- I tion to problems of East Paki- j stan. Mrs. Gandhi described her first meeting with Nixon as use- ful. Indian sources said the New Delhi government cannot pull back its troops from the bonier until a political settlement, ena- bling 9.5 million East Pakistani refugees to return home, is reached. India would like the United States to take a stronger stand j against Pakistan, withholding aid until President Agha Mo- 1 hammed Yahya Khan agrees to a political settlement with Ben- gali separatists who want to set up an independent Bangla Desh, or Bengali nation. Continue search for power coming EDMONTON (CP) A ma jor breakthrough in laser tech' niques by University of Alberta scientists could end the prob lem of power shortages within the next decade, it was an- nounced here. Dr. G. B. Walker, chairman of tlie university's electrica engineering department, told a seminar on utilities tlie new ex plosion gas dynamic laser' could be the key to developing nuclear fusion power plants. H e described the develcp- "hush. hush" and said his colleagues were Resources review should be public Telephone rate hike sought OTTAWA (CP) Bell Can- ada applied to She Canadian ransport commission today for approval of higher telephone rates, including a increase in the cost of basic monthly service. Anticipating extended debate about the new rates, the com- pany has asked for an interim ncrease of one per cent effec- tive Jan. 1. The balance would come later "at the earliest pos- sible date." Th full increase would bring in million in 1972 while the Increase in revenue from the in- terim revisions would amount to million. mittec fooms and should be open to public discussion, Al- berta Liberal leader Bob Rus- scll said Thursday. "If there is one Issue more than any olher that is vital to tlie future development of Al- berta and Albertans, this is he said in a prepared state- ment. "It is therefore essential to tlie public interest that public hearings be held to facilitate a thorough review of the whole he said. "Let us have these matters discussed fully and openly and not decided just on the basis back-room lobbying and politi- cal expediency." Turning to tlie Progressive Conservative's election prom- ises, Mr. Russell said the gov- ernment has set the major ones aside until 1972 or 1873. When the Conservatives were the opposition they berated the Social Credit government for not calling a fall session of the legislature, he said. But Pre- mier Lmighced now says there will not be a session until 1972. It w a s done in Manitoba and Saskatchewan why not Drugs in RAF LONDON (AP) The RAF has dismissed 24 apprentices for trafficking in drugs, the defence ministry said today. None were officer candidates. Tlie principle complaint was use of drugs at impromptu parties on RA1'' bases. Ceineut mixer kills mail GRASSLAND (CP) David James Doboeel, 23, of Lac La Bich, was killed when he top- pled into a soil cement mixer near Grassland while working on li i g h w a y construction. Grassland is 200 miles north- east of Edmonton. Weather and road report SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET II L Prc Medicine Hat.....46 10 .05 ment as he and "very excited" about its possi- bilities. He said nuclear fusion rather than nuclear fission promises to be a major answer to power shortages since it does not have the disadvantage of radio- active wastes. It could also be Pincher Creek Calgary...... Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff......... Penticton Prince George Vancouver Regina........ Prince Albert North Battleford Saskatoon...... Winnipeg...... Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's...... Halifax Fredericton Clu'cago....... New York..... man FORT McMURRAY (CP) RCMP and volunteers are con- tinuing a search for Mervin Ellison, 28, of Fort McMurray, missing since Monday. Police say Mr. Ellison left on a hunting trip into dense bush about 30 miles south of the northeastern Alberta commun- ity. Mr. Ellison's car was found parked off the highway Tues- day, but a search by two air- craft, more than a dozen snow- mobiles and men on foot has failed to find any trace of tlie man. used to burn garbage. Miami Tlie United State is working j LOS Angeles on a "53-month program" to San Francisco develop nuclear fusion power I Las Vegas plants and the university's new! laser technique could Iw a key I Rome..... to the research, he said. While Alberta may not need such power for decades, the I laser could be pit! use in in- dustrial developments includ- ing rock drilling, he said. Dr. Walker called for a pro- vincial institute to study and conserve power and for great- er involvement by the univer- sity in industrial development. 46 42 38 24 15 32 27 48 50 27 26 30 37 47 48 C3 GO 55 46 54 30 85 n 71 87 63 Paris..........57 38 London Berlin..... Moscow Stockholm Tokyo Mexico Citv 60 60 45 .50 61 SI .27 2 6 1 21. 9 31 16 .10 18 .18 10 .52 .38 .27 .07 rw 3 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 24 hours; Portliill Rykcrts 8 a.m. to midnight. Chief Mountain closed. Wtldhorse, a.m. In C p.m. Logan Pass closed. ;