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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Foreign aid spread too thin Barbados official at can withdraw from school says UEGEVA fCP) Oliver Jackman, Barbados high com- missioner, says Canada is spreading its aid to developing countries "too thin. Mr. speaking to the annual meeting of the Institute of Public Administration of. Canada, said Canada is one of the countries that agrees to give developing nations "a cou- ple of hundred thousand dol- lars" to fund a project rather than concentrating more money in one area. He said rrore selective and concentrated approaches would allow Canada to provide assis- tance in more depth. Paul Germ-La joie. president of the Canadian Intel-national Development Agency, said the aid, however Ihin it Is spread, te not dispensed in an inefficient manner. "I personally favor parti- cipating in aid to a large num- ber of he said. "I think the presence of Canada in these countries is of value to Canada and the countries as well." Mr. Gerin-Lajoie said Canada is getting away from small, in- dividual programs and is con- centrating "more and1 more on Integra ted projects.'' "More and more we are phasing out aid in the form of individual teachers to devel- oping countries. The teachers we are agreeing to send are just a component of a larger project." Meyer Brownstone of the "University of Toronto, who act- Neivsday publisher sees rMao freaks'' WINNIPEG (CP) China is like an experimental prison with a benevolent old warden Mao Tse-Tung who has given the people security and purpose, a recent China visitor said here. Charles Attwood, publisher of Newsday, told delegates to the anrual meeting of the Cana- dian Institute of Chartered Ac- countants the Chinese people are by a fanatical devo- tion to Mao and the highest ideals of the Communist move- ment. Journalism scholarship approved EDMONTON (CP) Plans for a scholarship for working journalists in Alberta was approved here by the Uni- versity of Alberta's general fa- culties council. The Dr. F. P. Galbraith memorial scholarship in jour- nalism will offer plus tuition fees, for married reci- pients and plus tuition, for single persons for a term of study as a scholar" in any of a number of fields. The proposal now requires fi- nal approval by the "University Board of Governors. To qualify, a person must have been a working journalist in Alberta for at least three years in either daily or weekly newspapers, radio or television. Recipients would be register- ed as special students in one or more courses in a university faculty and would require no previous university training or qualifications. The general faculties council, the university's principle ad- ministrative body, was told a recipient could be a science or medical writer, for example, and be interested in obtaining a wider scope of knowledge. Recipients would be chnsen by a selection committee from among applications who would be required to provide a full account of their qualifications and purpose for applying. MADE FROM COAL Before the discovery of nat- ural gas. gas was made from coal, rosin, oil and carburcLted water. "In America, we have these people called 'Jesus Freaks.' Well the Chinese are Mao freaks. "But the Chinese are not bar- said Mr. Attwood, who visited the country in June shortly after China lifted a ban prohibiting U.S. journa- lists from entering the coun- try. "They are the most indus- trious people in the world, and they have one of the lowest crime rates of all countries." Their '-religious fanaticism" makes them believe they will one day "march off and purify the world, I don't feel that will happen because there is some- thing about human nature that will corrupt their ideals." Mr. Attwood, who is also president rtt the Long Island, N.Y., newspaper, said he has seen fear and oppression in his travels in other Communist countries, but could find no ex- amples of oppression in China. "You can't lose anything in China. "I left behind a used book of matches in one place I visited and the guy ran three blocks to return it. "Tn China, no one accepts n tip. In Russia, Ihere is a rule that tips are not to be accepted because it is a petit-bourgcoLse habit, but I've seen Moscow waiters accept a ruble in return for speeding up service. How- ever, my Chinese tnxi driver wouldn't accept a one-cent tip I tried to give him." Mr. Attwood said President Nixon's proposed trip to Peking nest spring is "a groat politi- cal gamble. He may come back without much to offer the American people." He said the best hope for the visit would be that the Chinese would offer the Americans a means of "defusing southeast Asia." "Perhaps they can get us out of Vietnam without our losing face. The Chinese are great face-savers." On another topic, Mr. Att- wood pred ict cd the TJn i ted States would devote more of its energies in solving domestic problems and improving life- styles. The number one priority is to end tile involvement in Viet- nam, he said. "I believe President Nixon is serious about war.Ling to wind down the war. will know after his visit to Peking." ed as chairrrvrm for a debate on foreign aid, was critical of for- eign policy. He said Canada sends aid to the Carribean but at the same time it has been exploiting that area of the world for the last 50 years by draining off re- sources. Canada, through its al- liances, also supports African countries which are destroying blcck Africans. CAYLEY (CP) Members of the Cayley Hurteritc Colony ;ire being alloweo. to withdraw 15 year old children from school this year. Norm Legaarden, secretary- treasurer of the Foothills school division, said the with- drawals are the result of an agreement reachpd last month between the school division and the colony. In October, 1970, colony member Paul Stahl was charged with violating the school act by keeping his 1FV- y ear-old daughter from sdioo-} and was later fined The school act children must atlund c-'lrisses until they are 16, but considera- tion has been given to retum- inp the age to 15 years. Mr. Legaarden said the agreement with the colony "has nothing to do with Hie court action, which is now in the hands of the crown." Mr. Stahl has appealed conviction, TEST YWCA-PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CO-OPERATIVE FALL PROGRAM Commencing week of September 20 Registration to be held at the Civic Centre (llth Street entrance) Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14, 4-8 p.m. KEEP FIT AND SWIM CIVIC CENTRE Fit, 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Swim, 8-9 pm and 9-10 p.m- Tuesdays Fit, a.m. Thursdays Swim a.m. Fees: Keep for 10 weeks KEEP FIT AND VOLLEYBALL AT THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS: Gilbert Pa tens Mondays All B-10 p.m. o- i u p.m. Fees: for 10 registration 20. YOGA BOWMAN ART CENTRE a.m. .Beginner 1 a.m. Beginner 2 a.m. Beginner 1 p.m. Beginner 1 8-9 p.m. Beginner 2 Fees: Adults Students: for 10 wteks. Minimum registration 10 TINY TOTS CREATIVE DANCING CIVIC CENTRE p.m. Fees: for 12 weeks. Minimum registration 15. JUNIOR GYMNASTICS (girls 8-12 ah the following schools: Allan 7-8 p.m. Wilson Junior p.m. Agnes Davidson Salurdays, 10-1 1 a.m. Fees: for 10 weeks. Minimum registration '15. Y.W.C.A. PROGRAMS SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING FRITZ SICK POOL Tuesdays, p.m. Thursdays, p.m. Fees: until Xmas Registration at the Fritz Sick Pool on Tuesday, Octot-er 21, p.m. ENGLISH Northside Library, Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. Bowman Art Centre, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Fees: Y.W.C.A membership Register at class. BRIDGE YWCA Residence, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Fees: plus YWCA membership for 10 weeks Register YWCA residence on Seplember 15 at 2 p.m. ALL YOUTH CLUBS COMMENCE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20 WATCH FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IN YWCA NEWS Babysitting available for all daytime classes. ;