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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 25, 1974 Easy entry plan mulled New York Times Service OTTAWA With the number of im- migrants rising especially from Asia and the West Indies the government is taking a fresh look at its policy ot easy entry lor quahhed aliens A preliminary study of the im- plications ot the steadily increasing flow of immigrants will be submitted for public national debate as a prelude to new legislation overhauling im- migration policy A falling birth rate has made im- migration the most significant factor, according to Richard M Tail, who is supervising the official immigration study "A hundred years from now, I don t suppose people will care all that much whether we legalize marijuana or Tail said recently "But the decisions about who you let into Canada will decide the kind of country we have 100 years from now Canada, the world's second largest countrj in area after the Soviet Union, has a population of only 24 million About four million, or one in six people, have come here as immigrants since the Second World war A preferential admission policy, favoring immigrants from certain nations, including the United States, and for setting quotas for others, such as Asian countries, was abolished in 1967 Since then, settlers have been ad- mitted freely, provided they met education and employability standards After the} arrive, the immigration department helps them with housing, jobs and other needs of the settlmg-m period According to the latest statistics of the Department of Manpower and Im- migration. 184.200 persons were granted immigrant status last year, an increase of 51 per cent over the previous year In the first six months of this year, the department says, new applications lor admission have risen by 43 2 per cent over the ligure for the same period of 1973 Some Canadians want to keep the gates open, to provide more and more manpower lor the development of this country's enormous untapped natural resources Others take a different view Mayor Art Phillips of Vancouver, alarmed by an increasing influx of Asians into that crowded western port, has urged the government to cut the flow But a farmer on Vancouver Island, across a narrow strait from the city, demanded that the government let in more immigrants because he cannot find enough help to harvest his crops A drastic change in the proportion of Jifferent races among the immigrants has aroused concern among population analysts here Twenty years ago, ac- cording to official figures, more than 85 per cent of the new arrivals were from Europe, including Britain, while im- migrants from Asia constituted an in- significant 2 8 per cent In the interven- ing years, the proportion of Europeans has slipped to 39 per cent, while the Asians have risen to 23.3 per cent Immigrants from the Caribbean, most of them blacks, but including some of East Indian stock, are becom- ing more visible in Canadian cities too. The influx of Jamaicans, for example, more than doubled from 2.5 per cent in 1972 to 5 1 per cent in 1973 The cultural impact of the Asian influx has been conspicuous Vancouver is said to have the "se- cond biggest Chinatown in North after San Francisco, with about Chinese living in that city and its environs V4 i v.A Denies charge Anna Goldiaschvilli, wife of a Soviet-born Canadian citizen sentenced to death by Soviet military authorities for war crimes, denies charges that her husband David participated in the killing of Jewish prisoners as a member of a Nazi group during the Second World War. Sears b-Senior folding hockey goal 56 x 06R 022 506. S15.98 c-Men's hockey sweater of cotton Team colors of Toronto, Montreal, Boston Size large 06R 021 350 Boys' sweater as above. 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It's great value 06R 021 700 Now's the time to get your sharp shooter ready for the hockey season. And, there's no better place to start than Sears Hockey Shop From pee wee lo pro. we've got what he needs So come !o your nearest Sears store and check out our great values Sears SPORTS CENTRE HOME OF SIMPSONS-SEARS SPORTS ADVISORY COUNCJL Simpsons-Sears Ltd.- Enjoy it now1 Use your Ail Purpose Account At Simpsons-Sears you gel the fines! guaranteed Satisfaction or money refunded. Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 1973 good year for westerners OTTAWA (CP) Last year was a good one lor westerners, a report released Monday by Statistics Canada shows. The report showed the increase in total personal income in 1973 in the four Western provinces was greater than the national average, with only one other Edward average Saskatchewan had the greatest percentage gam. with a 26- per-cent jump to 453 billion, while New Brunswick showed the smallest increase with 11 6 per cent from the 1973 figure of billion Total personal income country-wide was 992 billion, up 14 per cent from billion in 1972. Canadians living abroad experienced an 11 7 per cent in- crease in their personal income, to million P E I was second among provinces in proportional gains as personal income grew by 20 per cent to million On- tario was second from the bottom in percentage gains, up 2 5 per cent to billion The percentage increases and 1973 totals for the other provinces were Alberta, 17 3 per cent, 279 billion. British Columbia. 15.5 per cent, billion: Manitoba. 15 1 per cent, billion, Quebec, 134 per cent, billion Newfoundland, 13 3 per cent, 493 billion, and Nova Scotia, 13 per cent, 682 billion The total for the territories was million, up 13 4 per cent Guns, revolt change face of Africa LOURENCO MARQUES, Mozambique (AP) Guns and revolution are changing the face of Africa from feudal Ethiopia and the swamps of Guinea-Bissau to the strong- holds of white rule in the south In just six days, Sept 7 to Sept 12, more than 35 million black Africans and about 000 whites found themselves with new rulers and facing an uncertain future. Two unrelated gradual withdrawal from Africa and a coup in have swept away much of the dusty past The crumbling of Portugal's empire in black Africa follows a trend of rising African na- tionalism and political agita- tion that exploded shortly- after the Second World War By 1957, Britain was lower- ing the Union Jack in Ghana. A year later President Sekou Toure of Guinea abruptly broke away from French rule The wave of independence crested in 1960 as 16 more black African nations won freedom from three of Africa's major imperial France and Belgium. They included Nigeria, Af- rica's most populous nation with over 60 million people, and the Belgian Congo, now called Zaire Throughout the 1960s more countries gradually won inde- pendence. By 1970, African na- tionalism had given birth to 33 new nations, stretching in a giant triangle from Mauritania in the west to Somalia in the east and Swaziland and Lesotho in the south. Spain, however, maintained its hold on Spanish Sahara and Portugal fought to keep its territories of Mozambique and Angola. Spain recently promised a referendum to be followed soon by independence in Spanish Sahara and Portugal, the last major colonial power, already has bowed to the trend of history Mozambique will have full independence by next June 25. and tiny, poverty-stricken Guinea-Bissau has won full in- dependence after a 12-year struggle. On the other side of the continent. 82-year-old Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, was deposed in a military coup Sept 12 Selassie, who ruled his im- poverished country as dictator for almost half a century, was unceremoniously arrested and taken from his marble palace in the back of a Volkswagen by the young reformist military officers now ruling his 26 million subjects Mozambique, like Guinea- Bissau and Angola, Portugal s third and richest African col- ony, also preparing for self- determination, will be ruled by Africans thanks only to armed revolt It took more than a decade of guerrilla war in all three Portuguese colonies, fought by African nationalists backed by Soviet and Chinese arms, to force Portugal to abandon more than a half-century of rule in Africa The provisional government of Mozambique, ready to take office, may face troubles from white dissidents but few doubt Frelimo will take full control next vear But Angola, a wealth} na- tion of 5 3 million Africans and whites, could prove a more difficult proposition Three rival African groups who have fought each other as much as the Portuguese over the years have been unable to mend their differences and the Portuguese have been un- able to negotiate an independence agreement This has left open the possi- bility of Angola's numerous whites staging a successful re- volt against African rule, possibly with the help of mercenary forces The stakes are high in Angola where oil. diamonds, high-grade iron ore. copper and other minerals provide the potential to make it one of Africa's richest countries The prospect of militant African governments holding power in Mozambique and Angola by next year has shaken the remaining bastions of white rule to the south Western diplomats and other political observers in the region predict that Rhodesia will be known by its African name. Zimbabwe, in less than three jears African rule in Angola also promises to open up new possibilities of guernlia at- tacks on South West Africa, now controlled by South Africa Middle East and Africa ripe for Alberta goods EDMONTON