Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 11, 1970 · Page 12
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Public Opinion Stiffening, Jobs Hard to Gel U.S. Draft Dodgers Find Life in Canada Harder Than Ever Before By TOM TIEDE TORONTO (NEA - A 19- year-old United States Army deserter applied for a Job at PI local shipping office recently and was turned down. When he asked why, the personnel officer identified himself as a former U.S. Army sergeant, and said. "We don't have an opening now. but even if we did I wouldn't take you in on a bet. I was wounded in Korea. Now do me a favor and get the hell oul; of here." Life in Canada has never beten easy for many of the thousands of protesting youth who have sought sanctuary here during the Vietnam war. Officially, the government has been gracious enough. The citizenry has been far less so, Many immigration officials are former military types and unsympathetic. Many large businesses are operated by U.S. citizens, also unsympathetic. And Canadian unions have long voiced displeasure at the loss ofcjobs to foreign workers. | Now it seems life for war| dodgers is going to be harder than ever here. For what was ! once mild local concern is grow! ing into a nationalistic hard line. Immigration authorities have admitted cracking down on some of the more scruffy looking and politically suspicious U.S. imports. Mayors of some cities have hinted at roundups of "hippie vagrants." The Royal Canadian Air Force Association has voted 105 to 1 in favor of closing the doors to American war protesters. And as for that 19-year-old job seeker mentioned above, he says he did not exit the personnel director's office fast enough and claims to have been slapped in the face. This stiffening of Canadian opinion seems to be the result of several related factors. For one thing, the job market is down seriously (unemployment was seasonally adjusted to 6.9 per cent in September). For another thing, recent terrorist activities in Quebec are thought to be, in part anyway, assisted by radical American dropouts who, fleeing U.S. police, are making Canada their home. But perhaps the biggest reason for the shift in Canadian sentiment toward antiwar immigrants is that the immigrants themselves have changed substantially. They are no longer cool-headed, rather intelligent collegiates merely avoiding the U.S. draft. Instead they are young, nervous, unskilled military deserters. Sylvia Cucker, one of the directors of Toronto's three-year- old Anti-Draft Programme, says that of 30 visitors seeking help one recent day, 24 were deserters facing U.S. courts- martial. The explanation for this is simple enough. New draft laws and massive draft counseling services have made it much easier for young men leagally to dodge conscription. But those people already caught, with nowhere else to go but Vietnam, are increasingly viewing Canada with the same eagerness the dodgers once did. 12 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1970 Therefore, says Sylvia Cucker, the problem is obvious: "The old immigrants usually had some college education and maturity, so Canada welcomed them. But today's immigrants are younger, have no job skills and can contribute very little up here. So, as they say, they're in nowhere land." The phraseology is apt. By Canadian estimate there are between 20,000 and 30.000 war- evading U.S. immigrants here, increasing numbers of whom are in nowhere land. That is to say they sleep half a dozen to a room, sometimes earn money by polishing car windows at traffic intersections and often search restaurant garbage cans for food. ("What's the matter with it?" says one. "It's clean enough, and it's free.") The government does not sympathize with this kind. They do not qualify for welfare and the police suspect they are likely to turn to crime for survival, to they are in continuing risk of arrest (any charge will do) and possible deportation. The luckier (make that smarter) ones turn in desperation to the Anti-Draft Pro- gramme or any of 25 other groups in the dominion. Yet even here the pickings can be slim. A Programme official says: "We're hurting for money. We get some support from American and some from Canadian churches, but we are always broke." So at best the antiwar groups provide only limited assistance — "I'm sorry, housing is scarce, jobs are just not available." The other day a lad sitting in the Programme outer office said it was his "fifth or sixth visit, I don't remember. So far I'm still sleeping on a roof. At least in the Army I got to eat." Some here, no doubt, wish they could get back to the Army, or to home, or to a normal living someplace. 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Address City Telephone To Be Deposited at Any Carroll Retail Store Registration Center pathetic with that feeling. "We don't encourage people to run up here to Canada," says Sylvia Cucker. "We aren't an immigration service. And this isn't the answer to the war in Vietnam. We'll take those people who have burned their bridges but we wish the other people would just stay where they are." Youth Croups Formed by CYO ARCADIA — The regular monthly meeting of the Arcadia C.Y.O. yas held Thursday evening, Nov. 5. The meeting began with the rosary in St. John Church led by Nancy Diers and Diane Schweers. At the business meeting various committees were formed. Those selected to formulate plans for Youth Masses are Nancy Diers, Debbie Bohnenkamp, Dan Schroeder, and Duane Dentlinger. The committee for Girls Basketball consists of Kathy Schrad and Peg Schmitz. The team will play against neighboring C.Y.O. teams. Debbie Vonnahme was selected to head the Cultural Committee, and the Choir Committee is made up of Deanna Staiert, Nadine Bierl, Susan Staiert, and Linda Mooney. The half hour film "Crisis and Challenge" was shown and lunch was served by the Junior class. was served by the junior class. The freshman class will be initiated at the December meeting. Adult leaders for the meeting were Mrs. Myron Bohnenkamp, Mrs. Louis Hausman, Mrs. Robert Schmitz, and Mrs. Paul Wuebker. Litter, Anyone? This dog may be civic minded, but how to get her litter into the basket poses a problem. Edward the Confessor, an English king, was canonized nearly 100 years after his death. BAN REMOVED CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The city fathers here decided to drop a regulation demanding special authority in writing before flashlight photographs may be taken in a municipal hall. Town Clerk H. G. 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