Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Attributes of cabinet minister By DAVE McINTOSIT OTTAWA (CP) So you want to be a cabinet min- ister? Here are some attributes that will help: A good education, graduate study at Oxford, a law practice, ]2 years' experience in the Commons, be a Roman Catholic or member of the United Church, be married and have a relative in politics. On the average, Canada's most successful politi- cians have had these attributes, a research study by Richard VanLoon shows. The study is entitled The Structure and Member- ship of the Canadian Cabinet. It was undertaken for the royal commission on bilingualism and bicultural- ism. It was not published1 but rests in the pub- lic archives, along with 158 other commission research studies. Mr. VanLoon, who is not identified, made his find- ings in late on the basis of his studies of every cabinet from Confederation up to that time. Cabinet qualities Here are same of them: ministers have had a substan- tially higher level of education than their English-lan- guage colleagues. 75 per cent of cabinet ministers have had university degrees. The percentage for MPs as a whole is 41. per cent of English-speaking minis- ters attended private schools but there is no "old-boy network" for any particular school. University has been a great producer of Quebec ministers but the University of Montreal is coming up fast. French-speaking minister since Confedera- tion, except one, has been a Roman Catholic. Protestant ministers, 27.8 are United Church, 23.3 per cent Anglican and 21.2 per cent Pres. byterian. is no "Anglican establishment" hi govern- ment: "If any church can be said to constitute an elite church for cabinet appointment it must be the Uni- ted Church rath Presbyterians second and Anglicans third." is a, "positive advantage" to have taken grad- uate study at Oxford. is no "right" university for English Ca- nadians to have attended should they aspire to the cabinet, as Laval and Montreal for Franco- phones. But Toronto, McGill and, lately, Manitoba, have produced many ministers. Catholic prime ministers have appointed more Proteslanls to cabinet than Protestant leaders. By the same token, Protestant prime ministers have ap- pointed more Roman Catholics. Not politicians cabinet ninister. tt least up until 1966, listed himself as a politician. "vast majority" of ministers are lawyers. Manufacturers have recently been increasingly repre- sented in cabinet. Agriculture has always been under- represented. unmarried cabinet minister is s rarity but simply because almost all men at that age are married. age on entry to cabinet is 50. Average length of stay in cabinet is six years. per cent of French-speaking politi- cians have had relatives in politics. The percentage for Anglo-phones is 13. average federal cabinet minister has had lit- tle experience in provincial or municipal politics. Trudeau tries to bridge gap STE. ADELE, Que. (CP) Prime Minister Tru- deau tried to bridge the generation gap Friday as he made several appeals to the young to reform society by evolution, not revolution. In a speech to the annual convention of the Que- bec Chamber of Commerce, the prime minister extolled the virtues of business and urged young Canadians to join up. The older generation had the perspective to de- plore the sometime evils of business and understand its good points, Mr. Trudeau said, but young people often see only one side-greed, embezzlement, collusion and cruelty. Youth had an urgent desire to reform society and was "remarkably well-informed" but it tended to lack depth and see only the black side of the establish- ment and especially business. Young, harsh critics of the social system did noth- ing for ril'icty by dropping out or rejecting it with violence. Innovations, he said, must assume the pres- ence of persons who are "both sensitive to historical continuity and dedicated to change." Mr. Trudeau described business as "the collective expression of material life, and the prerequisite for all spiritual and intellectual life." The art and thought of Venice, a financial and commercial centre in the middle ages, could not be explained "if philanthropy, in the proper sense of love for man, were not inherent in and another "radiant symbol of the contribution of busi- ness and industry to civilized progress" was.the de- velopment ot (he alphabet by a Phoenician business- man. "If young people reject Mr. Trudeau said, "they deny themselves any possibility of chang- ing it, and they imprison themselves in a situation which is even poorer tiian that which they condemn, brcausc it is deprived of all means of production and nil positive results." Earlier Friday in St. Lin, 30 miles north of Mon- treal, Mr. Trudeau urged young people to keep their rlrwims of liberty and build the world of tomorrow "as you think licsl." But, Ire .Hided: "Meanwhile, respect your ciders nnd other people's values." MOM FOMCAST MMDAY70 Hie Uthbridge Herald South Attterto and Southeastern V.C Price 15 Cents LETH3RIDG2, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1971 FOUR SECTIONS 66 PAGES THE BABY WHO REFUSED TO DIE' Mrs. Pat White cuddles her son Ty, ags four months, at a Westminster, Calif., hospital where doctors call Ty "the baby who re- fused to die." The child has overcome a series of ailments and operations more than most adults would encounter in a lifetime. Missiles fired in Suez zone By Till! ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel and Egypt exchanged missiles along the Suez canal today in the most serious out- Students battle police SAIGON (AP) Police and students battled into the night as fire bombs set cars ablaze and dense clouds of tear gas hung over the Chinese section of Saigon. Students protesting the one- man presidential election and compulsory military training clashed with police in four sec- tions of the city earlier today. Fresh demonstrations erupted at a student compound in CIio- lon, Saigon's Chinese quarter, Despite tear gas barrages more Uian 100 chanting students marched out of the compound carrying flickering torches and posters denouncing President Nguyen Van Thieu. They hurled fire bombs at en- circling police, overturned a po- lice jeep and set it on fire. Then the students turned on another jeep carrying three Vi- etnamese. A woman and two men, one of whom appeared to be a South Vietnamese navy of- ficer, jumped from the vehicle. BURN JEEP A demonstrator threw a match into the gas tank and the vehicle hurst into flames. One of the male occupants was punched and kicked. Police fired tear gas at Hie students, forcing them to re- treat to the compound. National and combat police fired into the air rifles and shotguns. It was not immediately know if anyone was hurt. break of fighting since a. cease- fire, began 13 months ago. The Israeli military command Raid Egyptians opened fire with Soviet ground-to-air missiles against Israeli warplanes over the occupied Sinai desert. Ths Israelis said their pets returned the fire but made no mention of crossing the canal. A military Bpokesmanin Cairo, said the firing began when Israeli Phantom jets blasted Egyptian positions with Shi-ike rockets. Egypt said the attacks took place six miles from the Israeli side of the canal. The Cairo spokesman said the Israeli rockets caused no cas- ualties or damage. The Israeli command did not say whether any of its planes were hit. The hostilities along the Suez, which has been free of major fighting since the ceasefire began Aug. 7, 1970, coincided with a burst of fighting reported by Lebanon near its border with Israel. GUERRILLAS STRIKE The Lebanese military com- mand said Israeli soldiers opened fire on tho village of Rmaich, about miles from the border. A spokesman said the firing followed gunfire on tho Israelis. The missile exchange further charged the 103-mile-long Suez canal with tension. Israeli and Egyptian troops already were on the alert because of the downing of an Israeli transport plane by Egyptian air Plastic milk jugs slirink '1 see ilic nir-fnrr. Vms starlcdl' TORONTO (CP The Globe and Mail says the federal gov- ernment will order dairies and jug milk stores to replace three quart plastic jugs that have shrunk as a result of re- peated sterilization and n o longer will hold three quarts. The newspaper quotes a spokesman for the weights and measures branch of the depart- ment of consumer and corpora- te affairs as saying a decision lo enforce existing regulations recently is to bo communi- cated shortly t ollie dairies. The spokesman is quoted as saying the shrinkage, which in oiinces per jug, came to light about three years ago, at which lime the dairies were asked to take corrective action. He says that while (lie public had not been informed of the shrinkage problem, inspectors from the weights and measures branch have teen visiting dair- ies regularly to make sure that jugs contain 120 fluid ouncei, 95-year-old Toronto newspaper to fold Police mowed down BELFAST (CP) Police on both siues of the Irish border co operated today in efforts to track down speeding gun- men who moved down two Ul- ster constables in a Northern Ireland market town at mid- night Friday night. One of the young patrolmen died in a blaze of automatic fire from a green minicar rac- ing through Strabane, half a mile from the border with the Irish Republic. The other constable, lu't in the chest -and legs, fought for his life in a hospital at nearby Londonderry. This latest casualty was the second telling in a day and brought Uie over all death toll in Northern Ireland dining the last two years of sectarian strife to 107. Friday, snipers killed a Brit- ish soldier guarding a bomb disposal unit called to defuse a 22 pound gelignite bomb in northwest Belfast. TWO WOUNDED Two other troopers were taken to hospital seriously wounded. The occupanls of the car were assumed to he guerrillas of the Irish Republican Army, which is outlawed in both Ire- lands. IRA militants, backing the grievances of minority Roman Catholics, are waging a terror campaign against Protestant government in Ulster. JOHN BASSETT Telegram publisher Confessed robber praised EDMONTON (CP) Aeon- giatufated in provincial juages court here when he chose a two-year jail term rafter than a one-year sentence. Judge Lucien Maynard had recommended the longer term to Peter Lawrence Terry, 19, of Edmonton because it would al- low lu'm tio qualify for peniten- tiary where he could learn a trade. The sentence will be served at Drumheller Penitentiary in- stead of at the Fort Saskatch- ewan Correctional Insti- tute where, Judge Maynard said, all Terry would do was "sit on your pratl." Terry pleaded guilty to a charge of armed robbery with violence in the Aug. 19 robbery of a service station. Sleeping driver blamed CALGARY (CPi A coron- er's jury ruled here that truck driver who fell asleep was the cause of an accident in August which killed three Ed- monton residents. The jury also recommended that ali vehicles involved in such accidents be properly ex- amined for mechanical de- fects. The driver, 22, from Edmon- ton, was uninjured in the acci- dent and was testifying under the protection of the Canada and Alberta evidence acts. Mona Lee Medlock, 19, Lorna Marie Tompson, 15, and Stan- ley Edward Czarnecki, 22, all passengers in the killed wheh the vehicle left a road near Airdrie, and smash- ed into a road approach em- bankment. TORONTO (CP) John Bas- sett, publisher of the Telegram, announced today the 95-year- old daily, Canada's fourth-larg- est newspaper, will cease pub- lication. His announcement! on the front page of the paper gave no defin. ite date, but said "the decision has been taken." About employees will be affected. First word of the decision was in the posting of a notice on bulletin boards at the news- paper. Printed in the same words as the announcement on the front page of the Telegram's first edition today, it said many de- ails still must be completed and "hopefully, the newspaper will continue to appear for a time, but the decision has been taken." The Telegram has been in- volved in labor contract nego- tiations with 900 editorial and mechanical employees. The afternoon newspaper has an average daly circula- ion of Toronto has two other English-language dailies- rnoming Globe and Mail. Unions representing employ- ees of The Telegram issued a joint statement saying they re- main willing to work with Mr. Basselt or "any responsible in- dividual or group" in an effort to keep the paper alive. The Council of Toronto News- paper Unions said Mr. Bassett had been a "forthright but firm negotiator" but regretted a union proposal for a one-year deferrment of wage increases bad not been given more consid- eration. Mr. Bassett's announcement said the newspaper has been losing money steadily in recent years. "Attempts have been made to sell the newspaper as a go- ing concern' For obvious fi- nancal reasons no buyer was prepared to accept the respon- sibility ot continuing to pub- lish." He said The Telegram has lost about million in the last years and a further loss of million is estimated for 1971. In recent years, a total of had been acquired from other sources to keep the newspaper alive. "Most recently, S5 million was acquired through the sale of shares held in the Maple Leaf Gardens and the Toronto Argonauts. The entire amount was to reduce the corpor- ate debt of The Toronto Tele- gram." Mr. Bassett noted that "ris- ing costs of production and a shrinking share of the advertis- ing dollar" have forced closure of many publications in the United States and Britain hi the last 30 years. He predicted this trend will continue. The- announcement made no mention of the wage dispute The Telegram is involved in and which on two recent occa- sions has been blamed by com- pany officials for holding up publication of some editions. Three unions are involved: The Toronto Newspaper Guild, the Toronto Printing Press- men's Union and the Toronto Slereotypers and Electro typ- ers Union. They are bargaining together as the Council of Tor- onto Newspaper Unions. Ths unions have been seek- ing settlements comparable with those gained last June by employees at The Star, Can- ada's second largest paper with n circulation of and Vancouver Sun third with 000. More stolen art found in Italy Seen and heard About town VISITOR Lilian Edwards over- whelmed by the vastness of the Canadian prairies com- pared with her native Wales Helen Williams worry- ing about her dirty window at the new University of Leth- bridge building and finally getting it cleaned by a work- man using two cans of pop and his tee-shirt. PADUA, Italy (AP) Police recovered today two more sto- len paintings in their running battle with art thieves. Acting on tips from Inform- ants, they found the art in an empty country house. Czechs lo vote iu November PRAGUE (AP) Czechoslo- vakia's first general elections in seven years will be held Nov. 26-27, Communist party chief Gustav Husak announced today. Husak said the party has de- cided that the time is ripe for elections to parliament and local councils because order and normality have been restored since 1969, when he took over in the wake of the Soviet-led inva- sion. The election, in past years held on a Sunday, will take place on a Friday and Saturday. .Some Czechs said this was to allow more time for "agitation teams" organized by the party to persuade people to vole. In the last elections in 1964, the Communist regime announced it received 99.9 per cent support. Found were Velasquez's Por- trait of a Man and a laige 17th- century altarpiece variously at- tributed to Tintoretto or Paolo Veronese, both great Venetian artists. The find came one day after police recovered a Titian paint- ing thrown from a speeding oar in Padua. Titian's Madonna and Saints suffered little damage and po- lice overtook and arrested six persons in the car. The painting, said to be price- less, was stolen Aug. 31 from s. church in Pieve di Cadore, TV ian's birthplace. Tne recovered Venetian altar- piece was gravely damaged. Po- lice said Hie thieves, obviously no experts, cut the painting off its frame with a pipe taken from the organ in the church they raided. They did a bad job, leaving a sizable part of the painted canvas on tie frame. BOAC workers lose jobs at Montreal MONTREAL is laying off its 31 Montreal ground service employees Nov. 1, replacing them with a pri- vate contractor as a cost-cut- ting move, it was learned to- day. Officials of the British airline declined to give details of the move, saying the staff had re- quested that there be no public- ity. But a spokesman noted that the contractor, General Avia- tion Services, already handles BOAC baggage checking here and has been handling pas- sengers and baggage at To- ronto airport for the last 10 years. DISPUTED ISLAND A light house, operated by the Canadian transport department, and other associated buildings sit in Machias Seal Island In the Bay of Fundy. Both the United Stales and Canada have long claim sovereignly over the island which Canada considers part of the province of Nov.' Brunswick. Consequently thero now is squabbl- ing over which country Jobthjr (n Soup loss high C AMD EN, N.J. (AP) Campbell Soup Co. said here it lost million in its recall of two canned soup linos. Chicken vegetable soup produced by Campbell at its Paris, Tex., plant was found on July 15 to contain botulism toxin, and it was recalled from stores in nine stales. On Sept. 1 another batch of vegetarian vegetable toof KOU recalled.