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1 M J-" 1 1 i ' ' 1 " LYNDA COTTRELL OF CORNWALL . . ... . -. i . , . . Oulde at Cornwall Hydro Plant t - . A' - MARGARET SPAFFORD" OF. CORNWALL . Guide at Ontario Hydro Plant FRANCIS' WARNING , Says Quebec Dream May Turn to Nightmare By RICHARD JACKSON of The Journal f . The Quebec dream of associated state status could turn out to be a nightmare, Carleton Liberal MP Lloyd Francis has warned in Parliament. . . And K was only a 'dream, an improbable if ' not impossible dream, he added. For if Canada was to remain financially vigorous ard enjoying an expanding prosperity, the Federal Government would s have to remain in full charge of the national economy. The real danger was, he . cautioned, that , when . the dreamers of an "associate 1 state" -Quebec awakened to reality, their disappointment and frustration might explode , In more violence and terrorism. He was speaking on the leg-' lslatioo to increase the provinces' Slice of the. snared Federal-provincial tax pie. . VICTIM OF TWO "MYTHS He saw Canada victim of two "myths." . The nrst was that "a huge bureaucratic machine of centralized - government" had 'Sprung up In Ottawa since the wer and "strangled the lift out ' of the provinces." . , . - The second was that the Canadian Constitution could be easily, even casually amended, then changed sweepingty at the wish of one province to give Quebec the status of a state within a state. r Both states of national mind. , counselled Mr, Francis, were aenloua. Without centralized govern- matit there could have been. tittle progress In minimizing 1 the waste, extravagance and confusion of overlapping and duplicating governmental Jurisdictions. ' And without strong central government the Canadian rec 3 ord of economic growth and development would have been lesa sensational. - -NOW IN REVERSE - . v Now, the process had gone far enough in reverse. The strong central government could be sacrificed no more for the financial needs and whims of the provinces. ; "Basic to Federal responsibility is control over its own tax legislation and flexibility to carry out national economic policy," said Mr. Francis. "This process of stripping down the Federal power has gone about as far as it can go." .. Short Circuit " Knocks Out Troff-c Liohts Electrical simply troubles on Wellington Street knocked out traffic sitnala between Ellin and Bank Street this mornlnt. Four seta of signals ware In volved; - The trouble came to light aa crews r were - Installing n oedestriani walk signals at' the Metcalfe Intersection and apparently was caused by a short circuit in a Junction box. Employees spent the morning trying to trace the trouble. Carleton Names Accounting Professor t; A John Hudson Woods has-been appointed Visiting professor of accounting at Carleton University. Mr, Woods Is from Welsh College of .Advanced Techno). ogy in Cardiff, Wales. He has been bursar since 1962. The Ottawa Journal ' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1964 21 Current Hit With Cornwall's Tourist Flood . v iv f -x- . GuMes at Power Man t ym (benerittte :uhurm By BRUCE RUOO of The Journal ' So you think you know everything? . Well try this. What do you know about scroll cases, wicket gates, head ponds, tail gate and enunciator boards? Nothing? i Then meet a group of. very attractive young women who do. They are the guides at the Robert H. Saunders SL Lawrence Generating Station at Cornwall. A trip there and Just, a few minutes spent in the gleaming, modern structure will suffice to impress and startle the most complacent Immediately the They All Like the Job "I can't really think of any-Ismail thereby' gaining that I don't like about the'ence for later when she is out lob. Is the somewhat amazing response of Marg Spafford. 22, of Cornwall. "I like the Job for what it is, meeting and talk ing to variety of people, the - clean surroundings ' nd the other employees here who are reallv tremendous to work with." Such enthusiasm is clearly shared by the other guides. Jill Nickerson, 19. of Cornwall, studying merchandizing at the Ryerson Institute in Toronto, la attracted to the work by the opportunity it affords to speak to groups of people large and do the boats get over tne dam.' Tourists Ask All the Questions i Their knowledge is not easily come by. To attain such a first class g.Tp of the subject the Iris are given material describ-ng tn considerable detail the working of the generating sta tion. ' But they toon find that mere recitation is not enough. Although tourists may not know what's going on, they do know how to ask questions. "We try not to Just read and memoriae but to know and understand." said Marg. 1tl all very well to know the i dard information but When At Upper Canada I As If all this isn't enough, Just a few miles away another group of bright and vivacious young women . Is ready and willing to prove to you that there are still other areas of knowledge deficiency. - At ' Upper Canada Village near Morrisburg amongst houses, factories, farms and other relics of Canada's past guides are ready to provide the visitor with all the facts and figures relating to the village. Again, even the .moat disin terested unavoidably cornea away impressed with the knowl edge that these girls nave A mbre enthusiastic guide could not be found than Barbara Bumaby, 21, of Toronto, who is taking Fine Art at the University of Toronto. In Costumes of the "Depending on what part of the village they are In, most of the girls are in costume of the time. On this particular day Gail Harrison. 18, of Toronto, was in Cook's Tavern (sorry, no beer) in costume, while attractive Karen Bateman. 20, a second ' year Art student at Queen's University, was dressed In normal garb a definite contrast to ber surroundings. One arduous part of their' work Is the long hours. ' The girls muit work about 10 hours a day at a relatively low wage which adds to their weariness at the end of the day. At such timet they agree it becomes DASH FOR CASH COSTS DRIVER $200 He was driving home to get money pay i traffic fine. Roger Maltonneuve, 24, of Lavergne Street, Eastview, said In Hull Court Tuesday. - Malsonneuve was explaining a live-mile chase at speeos oi more than IN milts an hour from East Hull to Gatineau that culminated tat his arrest by East Hull Police on a charge of care less driving. ' '' ; He- pleaded ' guilty to the charge and was fined 20t and costs or one month In Jail by Judge Yves Leduc. Judge Leduc said he would normally have suspended Mals- sonneuve's licence for six "ontns. . ....... visitor is struck by the obvious f -delight these girls have in their r Job . to say nothing of their T. amazing grasp of the complex workings of the power plant i The power development In -the area, including relocation of '' various towns, was $650,000,- ' 000, shared by the Ontario . Hydro' Commission and the ' New York Power Authority. v There are 32 generating units , shared equally between New York and Ontario which produce .1380.000 kilowatts at any given instant . In 1.963, the Ontario section produced 6,000,000.000 kilowatt hours which la approximately four times the yearly need of the city of Ottawa. i in the business world. A certain fiery spark comes to ber eyes when she mentions the tourists who don't seem to appreciate what ihey are swing - -and tree at tMt some seem to take delight m running down the place," she says, "but as hard as it Is sometimes, we Just go on smiling our way through even though we hardly fee! in the mood." And smile they do, even through - such questions as "where are the Fall this la Niagara Falls isn't K" and "now someone' asks a question we should know the answer, If we don't, we find out for the next time. By learning our ma-! terial well and nnderttandfng it we avoid sounding like we were reading from a script" , Rather than erect a variety of signs around the building. the girls tiy to place the emphasis on the personal touch by stationing themselves at stra tegic points and so personally directing the visitors. If hospitality Is the objective. they have succeeded admirably. Village Too Barbara, ' apart from being head guide it also the assistant to the rurator. This, combined with ber- university specialty. gives ber a special enthusiasm for her work which carries over to the visitor. "For me t peciaUy."-she says."this is a wonderful experience; I consider myself very lucky to have the Job." . Aa with .the girls at the power plant, the girls at the village find a certain frustration with tourists who seem unable to find the positive features of what they are seeing. While the reaction is generally enthusiastic, many dont understand what the point of It all Is and their indifference indicates that thev are only there because I they feel they should be. Times difficult to maintain their pleasant greetings but try they do and succeed. Not to be outdone by their fellow guides down river, there it 'an unmistakable, air of enjoyment in carrying out their work. Barbara perhaps best summed If up when she said that "being here is unique in that : It isn't Just like , any museum. The village lives and breathes to such an extent that we all feel that this is our village." , . . So there you are. All Just a few miles away. Guaranteed to Increase your word power. Try it It's all In a day's work. "However, I. take pity on your wife end two children, seeing you need 'your licence to. provide for them," the Judge said, adding, "I have no sympathy for you." , . ::r. REPORTERS STRIKE ATHENS (AP) - More than I. WO Athens newspaper report-era and printer went on a 14- hour strike Tuesday demanding higher sajarltTand other bene fits. The strike shut down II major newspapers n the Greek capital, .virtually, blacking out newt on the Cvarui erkia. Af. fected by the ttrikt are todays morning and afternooa emUon. p rwVAii'.wi-kii.. KAREN BATEMAN OF BELLEVILLE ' - ' i - in the Robertson House at Upper Canada Village rr , ALBERTA CONTROVERSY ing Rival Charges RCMP Tapping Phone EDMONTON ;(CP) - Thomas 0'Dwyer, an Edmonton real estate man who has become- , a central figure in a mysterious controversy Involving the Alberta government, said Tuesday be .suspects his phone Is' being tapped by the RCMP. Aa RCMP official denied the charge.. "We don't tap phones In this province," the offlclali Mr. u'Dwyer also said tn en Interview be wouldn't be prised If the RCMP were shad owing him at the request of i Premier Manning. 1 Premier Manning, who also is attorney-general, was not available for comment MANY GROUPS - Mr. O'Dwyer was comment ing on a Toronto Star report from Edmonton which said he Tories Dig In Say They Won' Let Flag Pass By GORDON DEWAR of The Journal A hard-core group of more than half a hundred Conserve Uvea have made it their deter mined aim that the government's flag resolution will not bast the House of Commons as it now standa. , They are dug in and to de termined that NDP Leader Tommy Douglas amendment to the flag resolution proposing a one-leaf flag may never be introduced. Even the amendment of Op position 'Leader Diefenbaker, calling for a national referendum, may never come to a vote. Tory tactics, aimed at bringing the flag debate to a ttale-mated end, are based on intro ducing a continuing series of amendments to the Diefenbaker amendment. , Their aim is to force the gov ernment to capitulate to (demands for Inter-party consulta tion on the design of the flag. PM THE TARGET They hope to overcome what one back bench , conservative termed the "arbitrary" decision of Prime Minister Pearson on the flag design. ' , ' He stated forcefully that the Prime Minister did not even consult hit own Cabinet on the design, much lest members of other parties in the House, Conservatives feel that W a new fiag design it to be. approved by all of Parliament, then all of .Parliament should have a greater voice in its con figurations, rather than timply being faced with one design and told to vote for or against It . The plan to Introduce a series of amendments would seem to preclude any easy way for the government to Introduce" clot ure on debate, for It would have to be done every time a n amendment was Introduced. By taking up the time of the Com moot m this fashion. Con bad Identified himself as a member of aa Edmonton group accused by Premier Manning of trying "to discredit the prtitm government of Alberta and the reputation of dividual ministers." ' Mr. O'Dwyer. 45. said the re-1 port "was la essence correct but there were Inaccuracies." PRESS STATEMENT . "Maybe I was a member of the group. 1 dont know. There! are many grouse opposed es the government." The Social Credit premier said In a press statement last week that an unidentified cabinet minister "was enticed by a - devious procedure to the home of one of the (Edmonton) clique" with the intention of obtaining Information damaging to the government and other ministers. t servatives will da ay NDP Leader Tommy Douglas any chance of Introducing tut mo tion for a one-leaf flag, and Mr. Douglas said ha would not ask the government to fly copy of it on the Centre Block lawn until hit amendment was introduced. - ; " ... He has one ready e six-by-four foot, hand-made .: and beautifully finished copy m the possession of Reid Scott NDP uaraonnj. . , . But it may never tee Ma day on Parliament HilL See Market For Textiles-In Europe1 (By The CP) A Canadita trade mission has found that with a forceful and determined effort exports of Canadian-made fabrics . to Scandinavia. West Germany and Belgium could be markedly Increased this year. This conclusion was reached bi a-report issued Tuesday by. the trade department ea the Ca nadian labrica trade miutoa to these European countries a February. The nine-member group, rep resenting the Canadiaa textile Industry, considered it waa suc cessful In ha twin objectives of selling and-fart-finding. Canada exported fMt.13 tries In INS three times the tries in -W3 three rimes the IM1 future..? The report tays individual salts of Canadian fabrics are likely to be relatively small However, for companies willing to enter export markets and serve them well, there waa nil flcient prospect of profitable business, particularly withla the c?t?-r A .j ... ' - : ,s i V PEGGY HIND OP CORNWALL In the Doctor's House at Upper Canada Village Commons OKs Tax ShaHng (B The CP) The great flag debate reopens in the House of Commons today. The way for its resumption was cleared suddenly late Tuesday night by passage of a meat-are designed to give the prov- a bigger slice of the las V- Formal debate on the minor ity Liberal government's proposed maple leaf flag was suspended temporarily, -July I and aa amendment by OpposhioB Leader Diefenbaker calling for a national plebiscite on the coMemious -Issue. . Prime Minister Peareoa has stated that before any sun the Commons must disci both the resolution adopting flag wnh three red maple leaves on a white, back- ground with blue vertical bord ers and a resolution datanMmi uw union jac at a symbol of t Commonwealth So far the flag resolution he controversial is see to before this Parliament- bean debated for six da vs. It bow it to be debated every day, except Friday whea de partmental spending estimates for IM443 will be considered APPROVAL EXPECTED Twenty Conservatives, II Lib erals, four New Democrats, four Social Credit members and three .Creditiste MPs have spokaa already. Unofficial aolls of MPs antentJons mdicata the govaiuiueut'a design will win approval. Conaervattvea, who fa vor the Canadian Red Ensign as the national flag, have indicated they hope to keep the debate alive) for many weeks. Each speaker la limited to M minutes, but be is allowed to speak each time a new amend- placed before the HouM. - -- After being seemingly bogged m clause by clause com mittee study alt day on the lax- sharing measure, the Commons through the final two clauses without debate la the closing two minutes of Tuesday night's business. The" kill essacts -complex ar- rangementt worked eotm fed eral-provincial talks during the m awe snontns. .,';,. . . .It gives the pnrriaces an ex tra fouifer-cent shea of personal income taxes over the next two years. Equalization payments to poorer provinces will go up and the annual St.- St grant to Newfoundland will be extended indefinitetv. The Senate met m the hopes of getting the eight-claose bin Building Barrelling t 4fong - Ottawa coasti action is-"barrelling long full UU. ' la a statement to Board of Control Tuesday Building Inspector Taylor taid value of permits is up III.Kl.tM m the first seven months of this year compared with a aimilar period ta NO. Total value of permits front Jtaaary at August ta S74.arr.ttt . which lead Mayor Wntttoa to forecast another flN.tat.att worth of tMMiag this year. . Mr. Taylor's reportTalso showed that there were 4,12) dwelling anus started ta the seven months which ta' aa increase of 1,111 ever last year. i -. -., i " Tuesday night, then adjourned until today. During the debate charges were levelled that the federal government concocted ha new tax-sharing formula to fit the at of money h wat pre pared to give the provinces. Opposition MPs described the measure designed to give the provinces a bigger slice of the tax 'pie as unfair and' discrim-inatory. COMPARES FORMULAS. Finance Minister Gordon con ceded that the new system of equalization payments 4a not perfect, but Dei the had any of the formulas in the past been perfect. The new formula, which takes provincial resource revenues into account m equalization pay. menu, was described by various opposition MPa as a awa-strosity. a stop-gap minima conceived In baste and discriminatory to British Columbia. Alberta and. Saskatchewan. 'H. A. CUsoa (SC-Medicine Hat) said: "It Is beaming more and more obvious . . that the amount of money which the federal government wat pressured . . . into distributing to the provinces wat a predetermined figure and then the formula was concocted in or der to meet that figure." Mr. Diefenbaker said aa ex amination of the formula indicates k is not based upon any known degree of casamoa sense logic He said R ts a stop gap designed to achieve, by increasing the amount each province receives, a reasonable do-' of support because each province will recertt whether discriminated or not. - Lloyd Francis (L-Carletaa) expressed concern at the whittling down of federal responsi, bility m the fiscal field. He waa backed up by Ralph Cowaa (L York Humber). who said there it a limit to which the Imaace minister can go and "there are a few of us who think that the limit has beea exceeded." AROUSES IRE However. Mr. Cowaa aroused the ire of Forestry Minister Sauve and several other MPa whea be .attempted to prove' that Quebec was not a "tsava-not" province end thus did ant qualify for privileged treatment under the tak-sharmg arrange- - Mr, Sauve quoted a different act of statistics la aa effort to refute Mr. Cowan's argument. The Toronto Liberal replied that be aeeded no lessons from the forestry minister, in reeding statistics. ,-.(;. : Steve Otto (L York East) said be dissociated himself from Mr. Cowaa's remarks at con nection with Quebec. . "There s a smell of vinegar la hit speech which I do not believe adds anything to the unity of .' the natJon." ' New Democratic Party Leader T. C Douglas said the introduction of resource revenues at a factor In equaliza-tioa payments represents a re -sal of policy and a depar ture from the equalization prm- ' ciple.- ' ;,. .-' 'If the government was gi. ing to lake the revenues of the provinces into consideration they should have taken Into coa-sideratioa liquor profits, sales taxes, motor vehicle . larenre fees- and all the other varied sources of revenue," Mr. las said. .. i . . . , 1? ,k-T r- - -v A .Ss .-.. - . -

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