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The Windsor Stari
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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-vrm'r-yr rt-r'VT fTr nt The Windsor Star Thursday, September 30, 1976 5' rain over my parade j. j. The important diploma EDITORS NOTE: Bob Sullivan, an assistant city editor at The Star, is one of the 800 students who wont receive his degree from the University of Windsor this Saturday because of a labor dispute that forced cancellation of convocation. Corunna job shut down by union dispute CORUNNA About 1,500 construction workers are remaining off the job today, shutting down a 5154-million. Union Carbide construction project, to protest the firing of a union shop steward.

A spokesman for the workers, Jim Girden, said members of the Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association want shop steward Cam Ven Den Burghe reinstated before they will return to work. The walkout started about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and continued this morning. The trouble started when Mr. Ven Den Burghe awarded a job to the cement finishers and the representative of Bechtel Canada, the main contractor, felt the work could be done by laborers.

An argument ensured which ended with Mr. Vem Den Burghe being fired. The workers feel the company representative overstepped his authority, Mr. Girden said. "We want the shop steward reinstated, and until he is, the men will not return to work," he said.

Although the picket lines set up around the project are information lines which other workers can cross, Mr. Girden said the other unions on the job are supporting the plasterers. Luigi Lanelli, local representative of the plasterers' union, said he has contacted union officials in Toronto and Washington for direction. Union and company officials have met to discuss the walkout without success. Wallaceburg boys telethon plans set The Stars Bob Sullivan at work By BOB SULLIVAN My timing is lousy.

I mean it is really bad. Two weeks ago I bought eight box seats to the Tigers baseball game for last Sunday. It was to be a special day. Dad, my brother, brother-in-law and some of the children were coming to see the last game of the year. The divisionwinning Yankees were in town.

And, an added bonus was in store. Mark (The Bird) Fidrych was scheduled to pitch. Everybody wants to see him at work. But, the rains came. And, the ball game went.

Oh well, theyll all be coming next Saturday, I thought. Its convocation day at the University of Windsor. Another special October 2... Everything was in order. After more than seven years of night classes I was finally going to graduate.

I was getting that old general BA. The invitation was sent to my mom and dad, with a little note saying how nice it would be for them to share this day with me and my family. My dad had wanted me to go to Assumption University when I was growing up on the Blenheim-area farm. Invitations went to my in-laws, my sister and her husband, and my brother and his wife. They were all coming.

We had arranged to go out for dinner. We had a babysitter to look after the little children who would never last through the ceremony. They can hardly last through church. I got a new And a haircut. Everything was looked after.

Except the timing, Then the rams came, so to speak in the form of pickets. That was it. The convocation was called off. Just like the ball game. But this was a bigger game for me and 800 others who, in most cases at least, looked forward to this day going up and getting that piece of paper.

Perhaps thats all it is to some. a piece of paper. But to me it is an accomplishment that was a long time in coming. I did it. And, it took 36 years of my life.

You see, my university career, like that of other extension students, was different. It wasnt football games. It wasnt dates with the young girls (honest). It wasnt going to the university pub a couple of times a week. It wasnt the big prom, or students council, or days filled with classes.

It was going to work at The Star. It was intersession. It WALLACEBURG Plans have been made to hold a telethon Sunday, Oct. 24 to raise funds to help defray the hospital expenses of six-year-old Michael Boulton of Wallaceburg. Jack Southgate, publicity chairman for the telethon said the 14-hour event will be broadcast on Huron Cable was one course at a time.

It was weekends of studying, or working on papers. Thats when it had to be done. Work and raising a family had to take priority. And it was the fear and doubts that were felt when I walked into that first class, back in 1969, after being out of school for about 10 years. This summer I wanted to get it all over with.

Id had enough. I felt I couldnt afford the time it took, with four children. So I took two courses to finish off my degree. The countdown of required courses had reached the magic 15. But what The people on the picket line are doing it for cause.

It is important to them. I cant knock that. We all know what it means to have something that is important to us. We all have to do what we think is right. I am not angry at them.

There is no grudge. For me, and I am sure 800 others, it is a disappointment. At least I guess that is the best way to describe it. Letdown is another word that comes to mind. I'll go down to the university and pick up that piece of paper.

Well still go out for dinner. It wont be the way we planned it. But hold It could have been worse. I could have flunked that first course. heaven-forbid that 15th, and final, course.

I am thankful I made the entire journey for that piece of paper. Anyway, I needed a new suit. a haircut. Natives councik 11 on education urged in report By CAM NORTON Queens Park Bureau TORONTO Ontario has been asked to set up a permanent council that would be responsible for the direction of everything concerning native education in the province. Creation of such an advisory council was a key recommendation of a special task force that spent a year studying native education and compiling a 2, 000-page report for the government.

A summary of that report was made public here Wednesday and a spokesman for the ministry of colleges and universities said it was his understanding that the government was examining it in detail. If the report were adopted by the government, it would affect Walpole Island, Sarnia and Moraviantown Indian reserves. However, the same official also said action might be some time off because of the problems created by overlapping federal, provincial and municipal jurisdiction. The task force, which included representatives of four government departments and five native peoples organizations, began work in January 1975. Public hearings were held in 12 Ontario centres and the final report was submitted to the government on June 30, 1976.

Major goals mentioned in the report include: Making sure that the education of native people reinforces their culture and their identity (as they define them) rather than destroying them. Creation of an education system that gives native peoples the option of living a native lifestyle or competing on equal terms in the general job market, or both. Creation of an education system that will be of use to the entire native community, not just formally enrolled students. Training native teachers and instructors to serve in all elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions serving native peoples. irriculum adapted to meet the needs of native, peoples, so that the education they receive reflects their cultural heritage.

Adequate financial assistance to enable students to continue their education free from economic worries. Ford talks slow, strike pay starts DETROIT Striking auto workers began picking up their first strike benefit cheques as contract talks continued slowly between the United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Co. So little was happening at the bargaining table that UAW Vice-President Ken Bannon, head of the unions Ford section, spent the day in the Cleveland area, mingling with pickets at Ford facilities there. He was expected to return to the table today. Bannons two-day absence rankled Ford bargainers, who reportedly were upset that he was making political trips to picket lines rather than working to bring the strike to a rapid end.

A source close to the talks said, With Bannon away from the table, its unlikely anything startling will happen or that any major issue will be settled. UAW President Leonard Woodcock remained in Dearborn for subcommittee meetings, however, and a union spokesman said the talks still were coming along. Workers queued up at their local union halls Wednesday to pick up cheques ranging from $40 for a single. person to S50 for a worker with a spouse and family. The cheques amounted to a fraction of their usual weekly pay.

Company officials estimated each of the workers was grossing nearly $350 a week, including overtime and shift premiums, before the walkout. Then there were 2... so the cork will pop CIIATH A bottle of Mum's champagne is expected to be extremely extra dry when it is opened during, ceremonies Oct. 21 And, the boys in the know at Chatham's Branch 628, Royal Canadian Legion figure that the lips of Percy Taylor. 87, and All Hill, 82, will be as dry as the champagne when the bottle is opened.

It was back on October 9, 1956 that a group of 29 old sweats'' veterans of the First World War banded together to form their own association within the then Branch 431, forerunner of today's Branch 628. A integral part of the charter night activities for the association was the purchase of a magnum of Mums Extra Dry Champagne which was to be passed down through the membership until the day that the only two surviving members would open and drink it. That day has arrived. All and Percy are the last of the clan, and the date for the opening has been set. When the quaffing ceremonies arc over, a by-invitation only banquet honoring the occasion will be held.

Among those invited for the occasion are fedeeal minister of veterans affairs Dan MacDonald, Kent Essex MP Robert Daudlin, Lambton Kent MP Robert Holmes, and provincial treasurer Darcy McKeough. 30,000 watch plowing events TV, Channel 6, which serves about 1,000 homes in this town of 10,700, beginning at 8 a.m. Michael is receiving treatment every three months in Philadelphia for brain damage which has left him without the use of his right hand and a slight limp. The cause of the brain damage is unknown. The Wallaceburg youngster was unable to find medical help in Canada and has been visiting Philadelphia neurosurgeon, Dr.

Eugene Spitz, for nearly four years. So far, Michael has made 24 trips to Philadephia, with visits costing about $750. Tests conducted in July over a three-week period cost about $8,000. The Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP) has paid about one-third of the costs Mr. Southgate said the telethon will be held in the Primrose Gardens, and talent co-ordinator.

Jack Silverstein, has lined up 20 acts to perform in the telethon. Two dances have also been planned to raise funds for Michael. They will be held at the Primrose Gardens on Oct. 1, and at the CBD Hall on Oct. 15.

We dont have a goal as far as money is concerned, said Mr. Southgate. We just want to raise a terrific amount of money for this kid." Mr. Southgate said $2,000 in donations has already been sent to the Michael Boulton Fund Drive. He said eight phones will be available to take pledges from callers on the day of the telethon.

Michaels mother, Mrs. David Boulton, said the youngster will be travelling to Philadephia on Oct. 4 to determine if surgery will be needed to prevent fluid from building inside his head. same class for competitors age 15-18, the winner was Doug Dixon of Brampton, Ont. Don Little of Monkton, won the same event for competitors age 18-21 and Robert Brown of Cambridge, won the event for those age 21-30.

Ken Brown, of Richmond Hill, was the winner for the event for competitors over 30. In the three-furrow tractor-plow class for competitors age 12-15, the winner was John Little, of Monkton, Ont. A. R. Jarvis of Toronto won the same class for competitors 21 and over.

Keith Thomas of Cookstown, won the four-or-more furrow, tractor-plow class for competitors age 15-18. Wayne Downie of York, won the same event for competitors 21 and over. WALKERTON, Ont. (CP) Gerald Bell of Woodvillc, won a first prize at the International Plowing Match Wednesday, in the horse-drawn event for competitors who have won a first or second place in previous match competitions. Organizers said 30,000 persons attended the second day of the five-day competition near this community about 30 miles southwest of Owen Sound.

Victor Lang of Walkerton won the horse-drawn event open to competitors without a first or second place in previous competitions. Larry Huffman of Hagersville, won the two-furrow tractor-plow class open to competitors age 12-15. In the Suspect remanded SARNIA A Strathroy man was remanded for the sixth time in provincial court Wednesday when he appeared to face a charge of murder. Christian Herbert Magee, 28, will appear Oct. 6.

He has been charged with murder in connection with the June 15 death of Susan Lynn Scholes, 15, of London. The body of the girl was discovered in a field three miles west of Forest. Cause of death was listed as a punctured windpipe caused by a stabbing to the throat. The girl was staying with her family at a summer home near Forest. Magee was arrested June 17 following a search of fields in the area.

Hearing date set James Earl Reicheld, 41, of Lakeshore Road, Sarnia, was remanded here Wednes-day to Nov. 24 for preliminary hearing before a judge and jury. He is charged with dangerous driving, under Section 233-4 of the Criminal Code, in connection with the July 4 deaths of Windsor judge John Wheelton, his wife, Margaret and son, Robert. The three died in a two-car collision on Highway 40. Correction SARNIA Due to a typographical error, the United Appeal goal in Sarnia this year was incorrectly given in The Star Wednesday.

The target figure this year is $530,836, an increase of 10 per cent over last year. Mayor Allin likely to run wsfr 4 CHATHAM Mayor Doug Allin, 95 per cent sure I will run again, is expected to announce his candidacy in the Dec. 6 municipal election within the next two weeks. Mayor Allin said that if he runs, I will be prepared to sit down and debate any of the issues surrounding the city with anyone. His remark was an obvious reference to the announced candidacy of Aid.

Curtis Carter. Aid. Carter opened his campaign last week when he called for a job evaluation study covering the city hull administrative staff, and for a job classification study that would provide specifics on the duties of each administrative position. Mr. Allin would not comment on Aid.

Carters remarks other than to say that he (Carter) has been a member of this council for the past five years. It seems funny that his first fault finding with the city administration comes during an election race, Mayor Allin said. General interest in the coming election appears to be growing in the citys business There are reports that Aid. Homer Emery and former mayor and present Aid. Garnet Newkirk may also enter the mayoralty race, race.

District Theatres 4 CHATHAM CAPITOL I St. I vet CAPITOL 2 Cannonball CENTRE No Way Out SARNIA CAPITOL Moving Violation LAMBTON Silent Movla ODEON I Midway. ODEON 2 Squirm DOUG ALLIN maybe? Tax-reform plan could boost Maidstones residential levy commented that the receipt tax was a new proposal. Elsewhere, some courses have suggested that golf courses get a reduced' assessment by implementing a special golf course zoning, a proposal made to the Ontario government in 1972 but never implemented. As on Tuesday, the commission heard a number of organizations express concern about the plan to end property-tax exemptions for non-profit and charitable organizations.

Presentations to the commission came from the Glengarda School for Exceptional Children, Junior Achievement of Windsor "for Senior Citizens, Canterbury College and the Windsor Separate School Board. The Town of Wallaceburg and Sandwich West Township also presented wide-ranging comments on the tax reform proposals to the commission. year for a 30-per-cent tax increase to bring the tax bill for the average home assessed at $3,000 to $420. The switch to a uniform business assessment is one of 15 proposal made by the Ontario government for switching the property-tax system to market value assessment by 1978. The province has proposed revising the assessment for business purposes by adding 50 per cent to the market value assessment.

Under the current system, the additional assessment varies according to the business. Distilleries carry the heaviest burden with the business tax at 140 per cent of the realty tax. Reeve Meconi told the commission, touring the province to gather public reaction to the tax proposals, that the status quo for business assessment should be maintained. He said businesses have managed to accommodate the taxes and can write them off sewage treatment, fire protection and water supply have been privately arranged by the corporation for the warehouses. The presentations were among 1 2 heard by the commission as it heads for a Nov.

30 deadline to make recommendations to the government on the proposed tax reforms. The problems of golf courses facing possible tax increases with the switch to market value assessment was heard in the second day of commission hearings. John Vidican of Twin Oaks Golf Course led a delegation respresenting several Essex County courses concerned that the change in assessment could bring taxes increases that will force them out of business. Mr. Vidicun suggested that insteud of the property tax, the courses should be taxed on a share of the green fees and other receipts received by the businesses.

Willis Blair, chairman of the commission that has held 21 other meetings in Ontario, against income, while a residential property has no write-offs available. The reeve added that his opposition is a dollar and sense proposition. Describing himself us a stockholder in the distillery and a consummer of its products, he said We dont want to milk Hiram Walkers. The townships concern is with "protecting our taxpayers. Hiram Walker and Sons the only private, profit-making corporation to appear before the commission in its two days in Windsor, supported the tax changes.

Andrew Szabo, a Walker spokesman, told the commission the corporation pays 50 per cent of the total tax revenues collected in Maidstone Combined realty and business tax payments have grown steadily from $744,000 in 1970 to $1.2 million this year. Despite these payments, the corporation draws little return in municipal services, Mr. Szabo told the commission. Drainage, By DICK SPICER Maidstone Township homeowners face substantial tax increases if the Ontario governments proposals for changing the business tax assessment is implemented, Reeve Norando Meconi said Wednesday. Speaking to the Blair Commission, meeting at the University of Windsor, Mr.

Mecom said the changes in taxation could mean a $240,000 tax reduction for the townships major taxpayer, Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. With little other commercial and industrial assessment in the township, the tax cut would leave residential property-owners to make up the difference in spending. Reeve Meconi, in an on-the-spot attempt to estimate the impact of the residential ratei increase, suggested the business tax reduction would mean a 15 mill increase for residential ratepayers. Taxes in the township went up 35 mills this :1 .4.

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