Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 5, 1976 · 3
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Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada · 3

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Monday, July 5, 1976
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BROWNS waSSIe NEXT DOOR TO THE NEW BUS DEPOT. SASKATCHEWANS FASTEST I GROWING NEW FURNITURE 'AND APPLIANCE STORE SASKATOON - REGINA TREAT THE FAMILY TO tcHINESs) DELIVERY n poem r FREE ' OEUVERV Lome Ave. Chop Suey . 1815 lorn Avt Phon 653-3282 Of 652-6782 MONDAY, JULY 5, 1976 Educational woes face town manager - By Bryan Getchell I; of the Star-Phoenix URANIUM CITY - Educa-" tional management may be the r stiffest challenge facing a new ;; town manager stepping into a position vacated less than a month ago by Bill Seaman. Seamans resignation is the - latest which has stripped the T- town of all but one of its senior administrators. .. The first resignation came in I April when public work superin-; tendent Grant Zachow left after ' lOyears, five as superintendent, .to enter private business. ; ..Then in June, Bob Calwell, -secretary-treasurer for xk r years left citing personal ; jeasons and a desire to leave the - Town where he has lived for the I; last eight years. About a week later, at a counted meeting, Seaman suddenly ".announced his resignation. Later he put it in writing. How-ever, Seaman did not give any reasons for the move and in an ' earlier interview declined to " comment. Zachow has been re- placed and the search is now on - to fill the other positions. , Mayor Dana Spence said the ' towns six councillors are di-vided on the cause of Seaman's ; resignation. 4 Spence has said he believes Seamans frustrate . at losing I control of education to educators in town is one reason - for the resignation. Under the county system of government, the town is re-; sponsible for education and sits as a school board. , Spence said a frustrating r trend for him and Seaman, in-' volves councillors discussing - matters and making decisions outside council and then having r them ratified in chambers. F, He maintained while council- tors have a responsibility to lis-ten to electorates suggestions, certain councillors were being ; "directed by outsiders. While he has no real proof, ' Spence said he believes there was a tendency for council to side with the public against the former officials rather than stick-up for them. - He said that has been a contributing factor in all resigna-i tions. Insecurity among educators in the town was pinpointed last fall by consultants investigating the administration workload. Four underlying causes of criticism of the administration were found. The study states a sense of insecurity was gener ated by reduction of the towns growth projection from a high to moderate level. ' Insecurity has been generated by not knowing how the corporation should relate to the department of Northern Saskatchewan (DNS) ; littlecouncil debate reaching the public; and, finally, we found a sense of insecurity among the school teachers which we were told had a number of different causes, some of which we think are picayune, some real and some requiring your attention," the study states. Retiring high school principal Dennis Klassen said that in the past when the town was struggling through tough financial times, Seaman had responsibility and decision making powers in education and other areas. However, this role in decision making had been reduced. Salary A special committee established to review the remuneration of Saskatoon council members has recommended a wage increase of 6.5 per cent for the mayor and a salary hike of 6 3 Fire destroys mobile A Sunday fire at the Driftwood trailer court outside the southern city limits of Pr- ;.X MONDAY Chimo Chordsmen will hold a practice at 8 p.m. in the basement of Knox Church. TUESDAY r SA 709 Saskatoon TOPS Club will meet at 7.30 p m. at Faith Lutheran Church. V Sweet Adelines w ill meetat8 p.m. at the Dairy Pool hall. J WEDNESDAY Lion's A Band and Majorettes- will be playing in Kiwams Park at 8 p.m. , sponsored by the parks and recreation board. Council, he said, has taken on more responsibility for education, reducing the manager s role. Councillor Betty-Ann Brand-sgard said Seaman was caught in a squeeze between teachers . wanting more and short-falls in taxes. In one instance, she said teachers were angry at Seaman for not ordering textbooks as requested, the money being spent on another education priority. Teachers have been vocal in requests for improvements in education and councillors have to rely on educators decisions because they have the knowledge, Klassen said. However, teachers in Uranium City are not empire builders, he said. Councillor Ed Noz rejected the claim anyone on council was a front-man for teachers in the community. The only councillor who agreed with Spence about outside Church claimed vital to identity To avoid assimilation, members of the Ukranian Catholic Council of Saskatoon were told Saturday, they should become more involved in church organization. In addition, more effort should be directed at encouraging more young people to join church organizations as a means of supporting Ukrainian Catholic culture, St. Catharines. Ont., lawyer Ben Doleshney said. He was the keynote speaker of the Ukrainian Catholic Council conference held during the weekend. - Doleshney told more than 100 participants pioneers settling Western Canada made large sacrifices to ensure their children should be educated. Today, he said, there appears to be a lack ofyoung people willing to carry on religious traditions and prepared to assist the local priest in church affairs. He challenged parents to find new ways of instilling an appreciation of culture and religious observance into young people. He also called for individuals to assess their support of church organizations. In an interview, Doleshney said professionals, like doctors, lawyers, nurses and others, could be assisting parish priests with constituent counselling to help repay some of the sacrifices of the older generation. This help is going to be needed, since younger parish priests are no longer interested in working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The revitalizing emphasis is needed today, because, he said, he saw the assimilation of the church and Ukrainian culture if it did not take place. Organizations in Eastern Canada will be taking lessons from .Western counter-parts who have begun this revitalization. particularly in the area of schooling in the Ukrainian language. , There are other concerns raise recommended for per cent for aldermen, effective in 1977. The recommendations would peg the mayors salary at $24,500 a year compared to $23,000 and the remuneration of ince Albert destroyed four mobilehomesanddamagedtwo others. influence was Sandy Babiak, owner of Macks Electric Ltd. Babiak. m his sixth year on council, said both Brandsgard and Noz have a keen interest in Education and volunteered for the contract negotiating committee. He suggested teachers received more than their demands although negotiations were fair. Both Noz and Brandsgard denied they favored teachers in the negotiations. , The administration and council may have been divided on issues, but the divergence is an asset not a liability, Brandsgard said. v She rejected Spences claim that councillors have been directed by outsiders. Noz also said defferences of opinion should be viewed as a strength and not a weakness. As for decisions being made outside of council, he said even if they are, council must still approve them before they become effective. which must not be forgotten, Doleshney said. The plight of the mother church in the Ukraine and the oppression of Ukrainian people should be kept before the publics eye. The conference is held every two years, Most Rev. Andrew Roborecki said in an intenvew. Members from the Saskatchewan eparchy (Diocese) discuss new directions and ideas parishes can implement. The theme of the conference this year was the present role of the Ukrainian Catholic family. In addition. Bishop Roborecki said, delegates celebrated the 25th anniversary of the diocese. The three day event ended Sunday with a number of ecclesiastical and government officials attending. Protesters want asylum for About 30 people marched through downtown Saskatoon Saturday chanting slogans and Indian songs calling for political asylum for American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Leonard Peltier. The march was organized by the Saskatoon Committee for the Defence of Leonard Peltier. Peltier is now in a Vancouver jail awaiting extradition to the United States. U of S senators elected Gary Carlson of Regina and Gerald Weckman of Rouleau have been elected to the University of Saskatchewan senate for three-year terms. Carlson, w ho is executive secretary of the Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture (SFA), will represent the Regina district. Weckman, a Rouleau district farmer who has served two previous terms on the senate, will Saskatoon's 10 aldermen at $5,760 annually, up from $5,400. As at present, a third of the remuneration for council members would be classified as expenses and therefore tax-free. The pay for the alderman act- homes Fire started in one home after the occupants had left and spread to the others. The Prince Albert fire department did not respond to the fire as it wasoutside its jurisdiction. The Buckland volunteer fire department responded and were assisted by equipment from the department of natural resources. Wayne Billay. owner of the trailer court, said. Billay said he personally was fully insured against property damage he suffered, but did not know whether the trailer occupants were covered. PROTESTERS GATHERED SATURDAY TO DEMAND ASYLUM FOR AIM LEADER . . . Leonard Peltier faces extradition to the U.S. for trial on several criminal charges At an 18-day hearing in mid-June. a Vancouver judge found sufficient evidence to commit Peltier to trial in Canada on four of the five charges he faces in the U.S. Those were attempted murder in Wisconsin m November, 1972; charges of allegedly murdering two FBI special agents about June, 1975, on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation; and burglary in Oregon. continue to represent Moose Jaw-Assimboia. The election was conducted by mail last week among members of convocation, including mainly degree graduates of the university" and- senate members. Eight other vacant positions on the 79-member governing body were filled earlier by acclamation. ing as deputy mayor will be $160, an increase of $10, and council members absent on city business will receive $35 a day plus actual expenses, a boost of $10. Aldermen act as deputy mayor for a two-month stmt on a rotation basis. Council will consider the committees report tonight. The four-person committee was composed of District Court Judge John Maher, Don Koyl, a Tourist Alert RCMP in Saskatchewan have urgent messages for the following travellers believed to be in the province:' Isabelle Parrotte, Shortdale, Man.; Ernie and Myra W'agontail, Farrell, Yukon; Mr. D.F. Cameron, Thompson, Man. ; George Allan Smith, Swift Current, Sask. , Harold Groenen, Shellbrook, Sask. ; Ernie Lewchuk, Canora, Sask. ; Bert or Helen Leadbeater, New Market, Ont. ; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Green, Davidson, Sask.; Mary Baxter, Toronto, Ont These persons or those who know their whereabouts are asked to contact the nearest RCMP detachment. The judge's findings of prima facie evidence which would commit Peltier to trial in Canada open the way for his return to the U.S. under the Canada Extradition Act. In a speech following the police escorted march, defence committee member Erroll Kimstmo said the march was designed to attract public support to prevent Peltiers extradition to the U.S. The support the march received shows, Kmistino said, people care about the future of the Indian people. Sylvia Pusch, of Regina, a member of the Alliance against Racism and Political Repression, said the group has been escalating a campaign for Peltiers defence since February. Leonard Peltier for us is a symbol of a native person acting against oppression, she said. Pusch said the Saskatchewan Federation of Labor passed a resolution about a week ago calling for pohtcial asylum for Pol-tier. mayor former alderman, Rnold Smith of the board of trade and Ed Lochrie from the Saskatoon labor council. It was established earlier this year, in fine with a 1975 council decision, to appoint a special committee to conduct a periodic review of elected civic officials salaries. If council adopts the recommendations. the increases would not be effective until 1977 after the fall civic elections. Under the Canada Extradition Act, asylum can be extended if it appears that a fugitives alleged offences are of a political nature. Alliance co-ordinator Garnet Garven from Regina said in an interview Peltier is a political prisoner and as such the U.S. has no claim to him. During the march, city police Nursing home rent hike passed REGINA (CP) The Saskatchewan price and compensation board and the provinces rentalsman have approved a rent increase of 618 a month for a Regina nursing home. The rate for level one care at f Get me to church on time Kelly Ami Guina of Radisson chose a slightly unusual method of transportation to the church for her wedding Saturday. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Guina, was married to Newton Friedrich of Meadow Lake. (S-P) -S-P Photo by Linda Holoboff AIM leader videotaped all those participating in the march, and took still pictures as well. A police spokesman said the tape and pictures will be filed and used in the future for identification purposes. Peltiers lawyers have initiated an appeal procedure which could take up to four months. The ultimate appeal goes to Pioneer Village will rise to $480 a month from $300 effective June 1. Rates for levels requiring more personal and medical at-tentionfwill rise by smaller amountsTfevel two to $611 from Accidents kill eleven Eleven persons died accidentally in Saskatchewan during the Dominion Day holiday, the ' period extending from 6 p.m.. Wednesday to midnight Sunday. Seven of the deaths were m traffic, three by drowning and one man fell to his death through a store window. Ernest Pierre Sylvester. 20. of Prince Albert, has been identified as the man who jhed Friday when he fell through a department store window after apparently suffering a seizure. Gerald Jones Weekusk. 18. of the Thunder Child Indian reserve, Howe Sam Thompson, 26, of the Little Pine Indian reserve, and Willard Robert Patterson, 42, of Unity, were killed Friday night in a two-car coll-sion near Cut Knife, 30 miles west of North Battleford. Kenneth Scott. 18. of Regina, and 17-year-old Alaina Vet-eychuk of Yorkton, were killed Thursday night in a collision near Balgome, about 15 miles east of Regina. A 17-year-old Thunder Bay. Ont., youth, Kenneth Jensen, died Thursday when the car in which he was riding overturned on a highway near the southeastern Saskatchewan community of Grenfell. Grant Summerfeld. 19. of Shellbrook, died Wednesday m a three-vehicle collision near Crutwell, 18 miles west of Prince Albert. Four-year-old Tracy Young o' Yorkton. drowned Saturday ii Good Spirit Lake, about 20 mile northwest of Yorkton. Anothe. drowning occured in the sari day in Pasqua Lake near Fort QuAppelle, in which Dr. Eric Asquith, 61, of Regina, died. RCMP have not yet released the name of a man who drowned Friday near Smeaton, about 50 miles northeast of Prince Albert. federal Justice Minister Ron Basford, but he has said he wif not become involved in the cast until all other avenues have ex pired. Peltiers extradition hearing! involved more than 90 hours of evidence and attracted AIM supporters from across Canada and the United States. He was arrested Feb. 6 near Jasper Alta. $520 and level three to $862 from $723. The increases for level two and three, which receive government subsidies, will be offset by increase in the subsidies: To $121 from $105 for level two and to $362 from $315 level three. V,

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