Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
FORECAST HIGH FRIDAY NEAR 55. VOL. LXIV No. 241 The Lethbridge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS -24 PAGES New welfare group means business By PAUL JACKSON Heralds Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The traditional picture of family-type welfare agencies as being run by a bunch of sentimental Did do-gooders and bleeding hearts is being dramatical- ly smashed in Ottawa tlus week. The Canadian Council on Social Development is holding its annual meeting here and is showing every- one that what was until last year called the Canadian Welfare Council has changed everything beliind the name plate as well as the name plate itself. Gone are the days when all it did was act as a central trade union body for dozens of little family wel- fare councils up and down the country. Swept away off its board of governors is the type ct person who was there as a shelve lor his conscience or because a well- to-do lady thought it added to her status. Says Charles E. Hendry, president of the council and former director of the University of Toronto school of social work: "We're out to try and develop solutions to social problems facing Canadians in every walk of. life. It isn't just the poor that concern us. Social prob- lems affecting the rich concern us to an equal degree although we have to deal with problems on a priority bats." Moves into new areas The council's task forces are currently working on about -15 projects. They range from housing problems of the aged to the situation facing high school drop- outs. And earlier this year the council organized a conference on information and referral sysloms at Carlefon University. A technical subject far from the problems of child welfare that occupied the original council 51 years ago, but one which, in this highly- cophisllcatsd age of mass communication, demands immediate attention. The council gave it that. However, while Hie council has moved into new tectaological areas, it hasn't forgotten the welfare of the common man, woman or child. Its board has been chopped from 90 to CO members. Real representatives of the poor, the sick and troubled youth are now on the boat. The 'well heeled' status-seeker who never showed up for meetings is gone. Says Mr. Hendry: "With only 60 members we can see who isn't showing up for ineaiiii; i The council has also broken away from its. past policies of concentrating on the problems in a vertical way. Horizontal research is the new word. It now looks at the problems of housing for the aged as one subject rather than concentrating its research on the separate problems of poor housing and the poor old. At its annual meeting it is spending one whole day nut of the three looking at the problems of youUi. True, the problems of youth lend to be shouldered mainly by the offspring of Uic less affluent parents, but the coun- cil believes firmly that even youth without financial ivoes can benefit by its help and also help Hie coun- cil's work. Mr. Hendry says that while youth sometimes tends to have a narrow, distasteful view of certain tilings, R growing emphasis on meaningful work can aid society greatly. The council is trying to link up youth with tlw aged. The simple art of communications can do won- ders for both the young and the old, he says. Everything is changing about the council and the council is changing with everything even financially. The council operates on a budget of about million a year. Far too low, says Mr. Hendry. But the people who give the council money are changing and so is the level of donations. In years gone by the donations came in almost equally from three pools, government, United Commun- ity Funds and private donations mainly from business. Now tile private donations are drying up companies prefer donating money to cultural undertakings and (he United Community Fund donations haven't really kept pace with the growth of the council and inflation. Big The big vord is govDriunenL. Bolli (Mano and Que- bec have nppcd their annual donations by 61 per cent. Tlw federal government is paying more. So are other provinces and municipalities. The council has managed to increase government help by pointing out just how valuable are ils research studies on an increasing range of subjects. Few government departments these days can't use information the council lias compiled, re- searched and analyzed. "Some people say that by depending so much on the government for donations we arc in danger of losing our autonomy. 1 don't believe Lhis is says Mr. llcndry." A good 90 per cent of the Red Cross blood transfusion expenses comes from the government compared with only 25 per cent originally. But the blood collecting service flourishes and maintains its auton- omy, However, if it wasn't autonomous it wouldn't flourish. Who'd give the government their blood for nothing? Many doncrs would demand he Eiiys. tfven though me person the government is paying ;in inert1.'is ing par! of (he cos is of the piper to play Urn tune, the council refuses to play a tune solely for the benefit of tho government. All its studies must be made available (o everyone. There can be no special assignments on a confidential basis for one particular governmental (lcpnrl.ir.enl. The council refuses too to play politicaJ bed-fallows no matter what parly has its hands on the purse 5.1 rings. JUr. IJcnriry snys council will work with Progressive Conservatives, New Democrats or i-ot'ul rrHiirrs. As long as there is a problem, pnlilic.'il shades of the spectrum do not matter. "Of says JUr. Hendry, "some people criti- us when one pnrliculnr government or another romcs out. with a policy we think is bad, They'll ac- ciH-e u.s of wr.nl MIR to kick people on the shins. We're not basically mil to kick nnynnc on the bul we arc out to kick bad .ideas nn matter whose ideas they Trudeau prodded to take tax case to Nixon word is Govt. OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- islcr Trudeau said today he lias neither phoned nor written President Nixon about his eco- nomic moves which are damag- ing Canada. George Hces (PC-Prince Ed- ward-Hastings) said Mr. Tru- deau should screw up his cour- age and do so. The exchange came during lira Commons question period, after Mr. Trudeau said in a CBC television interview Thurs- day night the Americans are not aware of or care about the eco- nomic dilemma they are creat- ing in Canada. Opposition Leader Robert Slanfielcl suggested a personal meeting now between President Nixon and Mr. Tnideau. The prime minister said if a mcetino is necessary to make Mr. Nixon aware of the eco- nomic problems caused for Can- ada by the U.S. surcharge on imports and other actions, he could see holding one. IRON HOT NOW Mr. Stanfield said the meeting should be held before U.S. trade policy jells and not after. Mr. Tnideau said there ore many ways of making Mr. Nixon aware of the Canadian position: by telephone call, let- ter, diplomatic exchange, a per- sonal meeting, or a meeting be- tween Canadian and American cabinet ministers. Mr. Stanfield said Mr. Tru- deau should act now. Nothing could be more important for Canada. Mr. Tnjdeau informed David MacDonald Egmonl) that the government is using both standing and special ministerial committees to put across the Canadian position to the U.S. In an interview, Mr. Tru- deau said Canada was attempt- ing to soften the impact of the American import surcharge on Canadian plants whose workers were primarily turning out pro- ducts for the American mar- ket. If the U.S. tried to prevent this, by imposing countervail- ing duties on Canadian goods, Canada uould "begin to assess our basic position." Mr. Trudeau said Canada had a number of alternative courses, ranging from integra- tion with the U.S. economy to "total but he would not say what action Canada would in fact take. The American economic moves are expected to face heavy criticism today at the opening here o[ the North At- lantic Assembly, a meeting of parliamentary representatives from ]3 NATO countires. NIXON' BLUNT Meanwhile Mr. Nixon bluntly told trading partners of the United Stales Thurs- day night that the tax will re- main in effect until Uiere is an overhaul of international ex- changes rii'.cs. Nixon faces re-election in No- vember, ami his present term of office doesn't end until January, Employing ilie strangest lan- guage he has used so far, Nix- on said the U.S. is not going to be belligerent or declare a trade war. But it will noi be satisfied until its manufacturers gel a better deal in foreign markets, through fair raits exchange and removal of trLfle impedi- ments. Trudeau US: fights off British Russian UIN agenda move friction mounts laughs last OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau turned rotund Steve Paproski Centre) into an economic indi- cator today as he fielded opposi- tion questions on the economy. Mr. Paproski got in the first dig in Hie Commons exchange, noting Mr. Trudcau's appear- ance on a CBC television pro- gram Thursday night and Ms statement that economic indica- tors show the economic trend is upward. The Edmonton IIP. a former football player, said this didn't jibe irillt recent unemployment and cost-of-living figures and asked Mr. Trudeau to say "in what month" the TV program was taped, There was no answer. NO ACTION AT PRESENT Mr. Trudeau said he was talk- ing about fa-ends during the TV program and did not have spe- cific statistics in mind. There were no specal programs to an- nounce "for the moment.'7 Mr. Trudeau .said it was base'' t ilrl'i'., record number of housing starts, falling industrial invento- ries and an increase of con- sumer demand. Then he sug- gested Mr. Paproski could sec that "his waistline hasn't gone down." After the laughter, Mr. Mc- Gratli said Mr. Trudeau liad not answered about a tolerable un- employment level. "Slightly better than the oppo- sition would be able to man- Mr. Trudeau said. Olsoii demands retraction of liar crack OTTAWA (CP) Agriculture Minister H. A, Olson served no- tice today that he wants Stanley Korchinski to withdraw his description of the minister as a liar and crook. Mr. Olson read from Hansard, record of Commons debates, a line that Mr. Korchinski used in debate Thursday night directed at the agriculture minister: "You are a damn liar and a crook." Mr. Olson said he did not hear IJie remark or he would have raised a point of privilege im- mediately. He noted Mr. Kor- chinski was absent today but he would raise the point when he returned to the House. Speaker Lucien Lamoureux said he was sure Mr. Korchinski would want to withdraw the re- mark. UNITED NATIONS (CP) The United States successfully fought off today an attempt to have its two-China proposal struck from the agenda of the ISO-country United Nations Gen- eral Assembly. By a vote of 65 for, 47 against and 15 ab- assembly voted to include the American item along irilli the Albanian item calling for the expulsion of Tai- wan anil the sealing of Peking at the UN. The vote had tittle meaning in terms of will happen dur- ing the China debate in the as- sembly next month, but was pri- marily a psychological battle between the friends and foes of Nationalist China. In that regard, the Albanians showed they have a solid block of 47 votes from countries deter- mined to expel the Nationalist Chinese. However, the vole is not a preview of the China rep- resentation vote next month. Many members supported the Americans on the principle that any country should lie allowed to inscribe an item on the agenda. Victim badly beaten CALGARY (CP) Police charged four Calgary residents willi non-capilal murder Thurs- day following an investigation into the death of Robert Gor- don McLean. Police pulled his body from the Bow River Wednesday morning. The 20-year-old Cal- gary resident was badly beat- en, police said. Charged were Robin Buster Brown, 17, John Forlin, 21, Stephen Gerald Poirier, 20, and Daryl Wayne Johnstone, 20. A 15-year-old boy, believed to be a key witness, is being held in custody under the Child Wel- fare Act. The vole was interesting in that Canada and Britain, close allies of the U.S., abstained. Both countries have said tliat they will do nothing lo impede the seating of Communist China in the UN, and both are refus- ing to have anything lo do with the two-China policy. LONDON (Reuter) Britain has asked the Soviet embassy to arrange for SO Soviet officials, all of whom have been con- cerned in intelligence activities, to leave the country within two weeks, the foreign office an- nounced today. Another 15 Soviet officials, not row present in Brilain but hold- PR150N FASHION A model shows the longer hair style and new clothing issue authorized for federal prison inmales by a directive announced in Ottawa. Hair length may now extend one inch below 1he collar and moustaches and sideburns are permit- ted. The clothing comes in color combinations of bronze, graphite and beige. Prison regulations eased Seen and heard About town "ITNIVRSITY presidenl- elect, Bill Beckcl won- dering how a university build- ing could be constructed with so few lights Dr. Philip Dr-nno who once interviewed Klinisliclmv admitting neither heard what the olher said because Ihey were both talking so much. Soviet lender has a cold BELGRADE (Reuler) So- viet leader Leonid Brezhnev, who is visiting Yugoslavia, has a cold but will continue talks today with President Tito in a country retreat outside Bel- grade. Yugoslav officials said this would take the place of the hunting trip originally arranged in (he program. The Soviet leader is to attend a farewell dinner given tonight by Tito and is due (o fly liome Saturday as scheduled. Press admitted to news meet VICTORIA (CP) The Ca- riian Daily Newspaper Pub- lishers' Association decided Thursday to open ils general meeting to the press. OTTAWA (CP) About the only busy barbers i n recent years have been those in federal prisons, where hair must be trimmed lo a standard inches on lop and one-half inch on the sides. Solicitor-General Jean Pierre Goyer ended all that Thursday, announcing that prisoners henceforth may "conform more to the norms existing in the community." "In a further effort to make the inmates' return to society an easier transition. Ihe. men may, during Uic 30 days prior lo their release, have their hair, mustache or beard grow to whatever length they Mr. Goyer said. More liberal regulations on dress for the male prison- ers also were announced to boost self-confidence and "hu- manize" the prisons. Mr. Coyer, explaining the de- cision, .s.'ikl: "The uniformily of Klyle and color of dollies and hairst le, creates an objectiona- ble oppressive climate. We must put an end to it." Grey work clothes will be re- No CIA agents in Canada OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau says a prelimi- nary inquiry inrlicales there nre no agents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency working in Canada. lie was replying lo qiicsiiiins in Ihe Commons today about n leltcr, published in (he Montreal ,S1nr, which, if mithcntic, imli- e.iles (he CIA hfld established contacts within the FLQ prior to last ycnr's terrorism crisis. The Idler was written under a CIA letterhead. Kldon Woolliams (PC-Cal- gary North) asked whether Mr. Trudeau would make a stale- inral on Ihe subjecl, mid .say whelhcr Ihe CIA is operating in C.inadn wilh (lie knowledge nr acquiescence of the Canadian The prime minister said n preliminary inquiry, in which ho lias confidence, indicales there nre no CIA agenls in Canada. F. a r 1 i r r, Solicitor-General .lean-Pierre tJovcr lolil Mi'. he. hail no knowledge of llm (illegal CIA involvement in Canadian affairs. WILLY BRANDT Brandt slapped in face MUNICH (Reuter) West German Chancellor Willy Brandt was slapped in the face today during .1 visit (o (he Olympic organization commit- to" in Munich, police, said. The young man who hit chancellor said: "That's for the in the Kasl." Thf ehancellor was nol in- jured. Shaken, houevcr, ho iv.'is heard lo niurmur lo police: "Leave him alono. Learn him." placed by spruce green wear of better quality and design. Leisure clothes will be intro- duced for evening wear: "Cas- ual slacks and spoils shirts in complementing colors of bronze, graphite or beige." Prisoners will be able 10 buy colored T-shirts at the inmate canteen. The leisure wear would .--d a year to the clothing budget. The working clothes, a statement said, would be more saving 35 per cent of previous cosls. The new work clothes will be worn as soon as current prison garb wears out. The leisure clothes will be introduced this fall. The new rules on hair styles will br put into effect "almost inunedialelv." ing slill-valid re-entry visas, will not be permitted lo return to Britain, The number of Soviet officials in the embassy, trade delega- tions and other organizations in Eritrin totals 550. Soviet Charge d'Affaires Ivan Ippolotov was handed a written communication which said that the number of S'oviel officials in Britain and the proportion of them engaged in intelligence work have been causing grave concern for some lime. DEFECTOR TELLS ALL The foreign office said that further evidence of the scale and nature cf Soviet espionage in Brilain conducted under the auspices of the Soviet embassy, trade delegation and other or- ganizations have been provided by a Soviet official who recently applied for and was given per- mission to remain in Britain. "This man, an officer of the Soviet secret police brought with him certain infor- mation and documents, includ- ing plans for infiltration of agenls for the jf sabo- the slalcmcr1 It did nut name the KGB offi- cer or say when he camp (o Brilain or when he provided the information. The unidentified defector was reported lo be in a secret hidea- way in the London area. The reported defection came after several episodes involving diplomatic friction between Britain and the Soviet Union during the last few months. One case that caused strained feelings came in June when a higlvranking Soviet technical expert left a Russian delegation attenduig a Pans air show and was given refuge in Britain. Anatoly Fedoseyev, Gl, was identified as an electronics ex- pert whose work had application to the Soviet space effort. Unof- ficial reports billed him as dep- uty director of Ihe Soviet space program, but this was denied by Brilain. On anotlier occasion, the So- viet Union accused some British diplomats in Moscow of exceed- ing their normal functions. Similarly, Britain was said to feel that the Soviet Embassy in London has more diplomatic representatives than it requires. Quebec boy 'Tiincs. must. bt> Imd! Ha took my hat.' HULL, Quo. (CP) A nine- year-old boy jjias been kid- napped on the. way to school here and attempts were being made today lo arrange his re- turn for ransom. Hull police declined lo con- firm delails of the kidnapping, tba boy was understood lo be the son of a Hull supermar- ket owner. The boy was seized Thursday and it is believed there were two kidnappers involved. They were understood lo have asked for ransom of rendezvous for Uic ex- change of the boy for Ihe money had been arranged for early this morning at a parking ga- rage in Ollawa, across the Ot- tawa River from Hull. But Ihe kidnappers and I'12 boy did not show up. Wrong eye color SINGAPORE (KcHler) A large slock of artificial eyes left behind al a Brilish military hos- pilal handed over to Hit1 Sinpri- governmcnl rcci-mly hns posed a problem for local dor- lors. Mosl of the oycs are blue. Asian eyes are dark bronu.