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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Hohol slams use of imported labor RED DEER (CP) Labor Minister Bert Hohol said Fri- day night the importation of Mexican labor into Alberta is a short-term approach which he does not support. "As long as we keep stick- ing federal and provincial fingers in the dikes of the employment situation in Alberta, we're not going to come up with long-term he said. He said he will meet Robert Andras in Jasper soon and will have discussions with the federal minister on im- migration. The Alberta government has been criticized by provin- cial Liberal leader Nick Taylor for allowing Mexican labor to be employed at the Banff Springs Hotel. Other Mexicans are employed in the agricultural industry in Southern Alberta. Mr. Hohol said there are other approaches which can be used by Ottawa and Alberta to work the situation out on a long-term basis. He said he is opposed to Ot- tawa "parachuting" programs into the provinces "whether its LIP or OFY grants or the Mexican contract type of approach to alleviate the shortage of workers Alberta Indian disavows AIM VICTORIA (CP) The president of the Indian Association of Alberta said Friday he does not welcome the involvement of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in Canadian Indians' disputes with the federal government. "We don't need the violent tactics of this organization any more than (Prime Minister) Trudeau needs the violence of Quebec Seen and heard About town Bow Island Mayor Fred Mellen explaining to mayor- elect Phil Bryant that a moderator moderates Bill Pup's right elbow coming out second best in a demonstra- tion of kung fu Harold Cardinal told a University of Victoria audience. AIM, which organized the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, S.D., has offered to send American Indians across the border to take part in anti- government demonstrations. Mr. Cardinal said the "rednecks" of both white and Indian society should be dis- couraged by toe "vast majori- ty of Canadians who take a sensible, rational approach to our needs." The 29-year-old Indian leader said he doesn't con- sider himself a radical and has learned that taking an anti-government stand against the government will not solve problems. "The sooner we recognize this the sooner we can get together to discuss ways of solving our problems." Mr. Cardinal also reiterated a statement he has made before that the federal government should review all Indian treaties This weekend JANE'S WELL The celebrated war of Whlpple's well has been settled In favor or Jane Whlpple. The story of this spunky Southern Albertan Is spotlighted In this week's Weekend magazine. Page 2 God's day Few Alberta Christian clergy seem to be showing much concern for keeping the Lord's Day. Page 11 INVESTIGATION Bowling alleys In Lethbridge are providing a free babysitting service for mothers who bowl during the day. Now the government Is being asked to Investigate the legality of the service. Page 13 HOCKEY Lethbridge Broncos start a new season In a new home 'Sunday at 7 p.m. when they meet the defending Memorial Cup champions Reglna Pats at the Sportsplex. Page 21 INFLATION From Toronto to Tokyo from the North Cape to the cape of Good Hope, everybody knows and feels it the world economy Is In trouble and the name of that trouble Is Inflation. Its causes and cures are examined In a special Herald report Page 25 FLUORIDATION An Edmonton survey shows that cavities In that city's children's teeth have been reduced 46 per cent since tt Introduced fluorldatton in 7966. Page 33 Classified........26-31 Comics.........36 Comment.........4, 5 District ........15 Family 3335, 37 Local News 13, 14 Markets........24, 25 Religion........10, 11 Sports Theatres .........17 TV .-......16 Weather..........3 LOW TONIGHT 35 Own's a nine HIGH SUN- 55; month waiting list' CLEARING, COOL. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1974 20 CENTS 72 PAGES Restructured senate at university urged THREE WIN Three Canadians, including two from Ontario, won about each with Irish Sweepstakes tickets on Flying Nelly, winner of today's Cambridgeshire Han- dicapln Newmarket, England. The three winners were identified as D. Black, Brampton, Ont.; Ida Hingtgen, Ogema, Sask.; and Shirley Labuda, Burlington, Ont. None of the other major winners was from Southern Alberta A restructuring of the University of Lethbridge Senate has been proposed by a committee studying the senate's role. The committee's report, which says the 55-member senate "has not been function- ing in a meaningful will be presented to the full body at its first meeting of the un- iversity year today. In a covering letter to U of L Chancellor Dr. James Oshiro, the senate committee says the senate has in the past "been a valuable and powerful in- fluence on the community and upon the provincial government." Among changes included in the committee report is the removal of U of L President William Beckel from the various committees on which he sits. He would take a resource, non-voting, role on those committees. VALUABLE One of the two facts that dominated the committee's discussion on why the senate is not functioning as it should is the president's presence on the most important senate committees, the letter says. "While it is not necessary by statute or bylaws for the, chancellor or president to be on any committee, there is a danger, if not a distinct tendency for them to be on the most important ones "He (Dr. Beckel) was recognized as a valuable, if not indispensible, resource person but also as a potential inhibitor of senate action, due to his limited, although generous time commit and to his own force opinions, which represent point of view not necessarily similar to those which would be held by a lay the letter adds. Committee chairman Maurice Mitchell, told The Herald Friday the recommended move in "no way downgrades the ability of the president" but a problem arises when such a busy person must give his time to many important committees. Dr. Beckel sits on the ex- ecutive, honorary degrees, senate definition and function, and nominating committees of the senate. Under a committee struc- ture outlined in the committee report Dr. Beckel would only sit on the executive com- mittee and be available as a resource person for other committees. The report advocates es- tablishment of a new senate committee of concerns and enquiries. This committee, comprised of seven lay senators elected by the senate, would solicit concerns and submissions regarding the university, from faculty, students' groups, community organizations and individuals, administration and government. Working on these sub- missions, the committee would bring to the senate recommendations on any matter which should be in- vestigated by a task force. _ EFFECTIVE The committee explains in its letter to Dr. Oshiro that "the senate fails to be effec- tive when it ceases to in- quire." The letter adds the senate is "most effective when it does inquire (into problems) but it risks creating tension among the persons who have to res- pond to inquiry." Inquiries carried out by the senate, however, should be directed toward increasing the usefulness of the univer- sity. U is recommended the senate should have a list of concerns from which it could make inquiries and recommendations. "The consensus, after wide ranging discussion, was that a formal structure would provide the mechanism for considering the range of con- cerns, and of setting up ad-hoc committees to investigate and report upon specific problems." the letter says. WORKERS ON 6TH AVENUE BRIDGE HAD TO SWEEP UP BEFORE STARTING WORK THIS MORNING Senate cancels .tape scheme WASHINGTON (AP) Both houses of the United States Congress have gone on record challenging former president Richard Nixon's right to custody of his White House tapes and papers. But there is some doubt that a bill giving the federal government custody can be sent to President Ford before Congress adjourns next Fri- day for a month. By a 56-to-7 vote Friday, the Senate passed a bill which cancels an arrangements un- der which the Ford ad- ministration gave Nixon possession of the documents and which gives the govern- ment custody. It is unlikely the House of Representatives can act on Lang backs grain group's rail stand WINNIPEG (CP) Otto Lang, minister in charge of the Canadian wheat board, said Friday there should not be a "wholesale continuation" of the freeze on railway branch line abandonment Mr. Lang told a news conference his initial reaction is to agree with a Canada grains council report recommending an end to the freeze- the measure before ad- journment. It also'is questionable whether congressional action can be completed on an appro- priations bill which states that the tapes and papers should be kept under federal control, at least for the time being. That appropriations bill, which includes a greatly-re- duced fund for Nix- on's transition to private life, was passed by the House Wednesday. The Senate appropriations committee agreed Friday to that figure for the Nixon transition money and to the tapes- custody statement. Don 9t worry! Winter 9s stay here will be brief Although city drivers faced the dismal chore of scraping windshields early today a return to quick starts and clear windows is expected for Sunday. Officials at the weather office said today temperatures should begin rising late today with highs of 40l degrees expected overnight. Temperatures Sunday should climb above 50 degrees with sunny skies. Friday's outbreak of Arctic air over the province es- tablished new record minimum temperatures at Fort McMurray where a low of 11 degrees broke 1952 record of 15; PeaceHiver had a low of 17, which broke 1959 record of 26. At Cold Lake a low of 20 broke a 1964 record of 23. A new record snowfall for a 24-hour period was es- tablished at Rocky Mountain House, where a snowstorm dumped 9.3 inches snow on that town between 11 p.m. Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday. The 24-hour previous record was 6.9 inches. Lethbridge recorded .6 of an inch of snow and .05 of an inch of precipitation overnight. A low of 22 degrees was registered. Ford renegs on grain sale WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford has summon- ed executives of two major grain-exporting companies to the White House to discuss the administration's decision to hold up the shipment of 125 million bushels of grain to the Soviet Union. Treasury Secretary William Simon, in announcing the ac- tion Friday night, also said Ford bas served notice that he expects exporters to seek White House approval before arranging future contracts to ship grain abroad. Officials of Continental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries Inc., of Memphis, Tenn., were to meet with Ford today. About 91 million bushels of corn and 34 million bushels of wheat were said to be involv- ed in the transaction. Officials did not disclose the value of the shipment U.S. officials said the deci- sion to hold up the sale was voluntary, but they declined to say whether the Soviets or the companies or both have acceded to an administration request to place the transac- tion in abeyance. Existing law empowers the president to order halts to the export of such commodities. The action came at the end of a day that Ford devoted to economic matters and that saw these other economic developments: U.S. unemployment rate rose to a high of 5.8 per cent in September, the biggest increase since January. Associated Press sur- vey disclosed that the early frost in the Midwest and the Plains states has further crippled crops. Subsidy cushion shrinks Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA By the end of 1974, the federal government should have accumulated a cushion of about on the books from revenues generated since Jan. I from the export charge on crude oil, even after liabilities relating to the eastern imported oil subsidy program for 1974 and after liabilities relating to payments promised to the provinces are taken into con- sideration The estimate, revealed by government source's this week, suggests that the federal government's im- ported oil subsidy program should be able to stay in the black without requiring funds from general consolidated revenue least until Canada decides to cut back drastically on her exports, which could'in fact happen as early as next year. In principle, the revenues from the export charge on crude oil sold to the United States is supposed to provide more than enough revenues to finance the subsidy program for oil imported in the east. But in more recent months, with the announcement of an- ticipated retroactive price in- creases resulting from "par- ticipation oil" charges by oil- producing countries and with the continuing trend of descreasing exports, the sub- sidy program nas been coming closer and closer to a real squeeze for funds Lisbon reviews autonomy LISBON (CP) The government will review its decision to grant independence to Angola, Por- tugal's richest African col- ony, says Foreign Minister Mario Scares. Scares told reporters Fri- day a review commission has been appointed. He gave no further details. Guinea-Bissau, formerly Portuguese Guinea, was recently granted independence. Kennedy won't back Wallace CARBONDALE. El. (AP) Senator Edward Kennedy says he will refuse backing to a 1976 Democratic presiden- tial ticket which includes Gov. George Wallace of Alabama. Luke Raisbeck still bas sweepstake bonanza didn't go to his head By MICHAEL ROGERS HeraM Staff Writer Luke Raisbeck hasn't changed his life style much and still lives in the same house be bought more than eight years ago. You might remember him, perhaps with a little envy. On Oct 6.1973, Mr. Raisbeck won in the Irish sweepstakes. The anniversary of his win is almost here, but nothing special i? planned. Just what did Mr. Raisbeck do with all that money? What would yon do? One might take an extended holiday, buy new furniture, perhaps a new color television set and one of those big recliner chairs, maybe a new car or pay off the mortgage. Mr. Raisbeck didn't do any of those things. The house, at 325 23rd St S., was already paid for before the came his way. Mr. RaisBeck drives a 1968 pickup track, and owns a 1967 car. At 67 years-old and retired from farming, ranching and working at the Lethbridge Research Station, Mr. Raisbeck took his entire winnings and invested the money in various banks and trust companies. "Ill keep it there indefinitely and wait and see what happens to the says Mr. Raisbeck. When he does decide to withdraw the money, he says. "I'll spend it, I guess." He is a rather quiet spoken man and doesn't say much to strangers, particularly when they ask him about his money. However, he said, with the fairly sizeable interest the 000 earns him each year, he and his wife, Urilla take the oc- casional weekend trip. "Once in a while we visit our daughter, Marlene, in Eugene. says Mr. Raisbeck. Their daughter is married to Del Matheson, chief librarian at Lane College His hobbies are banting and fishing and part of the interest money allows him to enjoy the outdoors. "The rest of the interest money goes back into investments." Mr. Raisbeck says Does he think be has a chance of winning another sweep- stakes? "Sore I still boy a chance you feel more secure when you are playing with their Mr Raisbeck says. ;