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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 27, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 June OPINION 121st Year 157 OUR VIEW Economy needs more attention from world leaders There is certain irony in the fact stock markets have been tumbling all around G8 leaders while they tussle over foreign affairs matters during the opening of die Kananaskis Representatives of economic worlds leading nations have been focusing on matters outside their borders and trying to decide on the best advice to others on how to run their Right now they might be wiser to pay more attention to their own business and start getting affairs in order at Some socalled leading economies may soon end up behind the 8ball if their leaders dont get down to Prime Minister Jean in a homegrown leadership battle with his former finance has been trying to maintain some control of the summit He is determined to keep his aidto Africa package out in front for the world to see while President George Bush pushes his Middle East Chretien has nurtured this baby for some time and has been set to close the deal with others in the elite But Bush has been equally deter mined to seize the moment with his War on Terrorism n or With loud vocal support for a very expensive foray into Afghanistan still ringing in his Bush has failed to lis ten to notsosubtle messages of rejec tion arising from recent attempts to arrange change in Now he is also determined to enter the fray between Israel and the Palestinians in an effort to oust Yasser Those with experience in interna tional politics know only too well that battles in the Middle East are easy to enter but very tough and expensive to leave and that is why the White House is desperately searching for But Chretien and Bush have picked a very bad time to be competing for the attention of representatives from the in order to decide how best to tell other nations what to Fragile First World economies have been rocked by the 11 terrorist attacks and taxpayers have yet to see some very big bills from the military that will be coming their Prosperity can turn into recession very quickly in these touchy Every leader of the socalled G8 would be wise to take another look at home before venturing too far As discussions opened in North American stock markets slumped again to 11 There was more news of financial reporting scandals and bankruptcy particularly in technology Investors are starting to wonder who has been watching the financial watch dogs as profit predictions turn into heavy losses with bogus balance already bitten by the Enron debacle in the are obviously losing faith in to ability of business to look after itself and governments abili ty to govern No doubt Bushs report that his gov ernment would fully investigate will come as little I think its just another torpedo to investor says Doug senior economist with BMONesbitt The more it the more it hurts says Barry with Robert Baird in If Chretien and company dont keep their houses in their words on the international scene will carry very little LOOKING BACK Hull taking million to coach in Winnipeg SIXTY YEARS AGO Taxicabs will not be permitted to cruise for fares to the provincial exhibi tion grounds next Under an order issued from the Wartime Prices and Trade it is specified that taxicabs must operate from their regular stands FIFTY YEARS AGO Hundreds of Brandon citizens gath ered in the Exhibition grounds yester day to see the transformation which the Brandon Kinsmen Club has made in the area now being developed as the Kinsmen Zoological The occasion was the official opening of the which was conducted by Mayor James Creighton in a brief ceremony before the main entrance to the now graced with a new brick FORTY YEARS AGO Nina Grade 12 stu dent at Vincent Massey high last night was presented with a set of lug gage by Brandon Rotarian Pon Miss Kozakiewicz was selected from applicants from 76 Rotary Clubs in Western Canada to spend two months in Malaya during which she will speak to Rotary explaining Canada and its way of THIRTY YEARS AGO Bobby the leading active scorer in the National Hockey signed the first half of a contract today that will give him to serve as player and coach for Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Winnipegs Wally Galligan topped a field of 61 golfers at the Brandon Golf and Country Club yesterday and cap tured the annual firefighters golf tourna ment with an sixoverpar of A variety concert was held recently at which more than 100 persons gath ered at the Rivers collegiate to aid Linda a Grade 11 student who was selected to join the International Music Camp European TWENTY YEARS AGO The space shuttle Columbia soared into the skies today on a mission inau gurating manned military operat ing in space and ending the federal space agencys 21year allcivilian Mother accepted the Boniface Hospital research foundations International Award before a cheering crowd of at Winnipeg Stadium Mother Teresa accepted the cita tion and on behalf of God and the worlds TEN YEARS AGO A featurelength movie entitled For the the brainchild of Aaron Kim is scheduled to be filmed almost entirely in and near the city of Brandon starting The onlocation which will take about seven weeks to is expected to pump between half a mil lion and into the local econo Fortytwo students graduated from the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing this Five of those were male From the files of The Brandon LOCAL VIEWPOINT Mitchell stone wall debate brings back the memories It was in the 1932 period when I was touring Brandon almost daily on my faithful CCM On occasion I would park it against Peter Mitchells stone wall on the Princess Avenue side and stand on the crossbar to have a peek What I saw was a miniature of Stanley Park lawns and shrubs and flower all lovingly tended by an Oriental gar I was told that there was another Oriental who worked as but this was slightly out of my That wall played a role in the breakup of a close friend The superintendent of the Indian Residential School was who arrived from the North in 1903 with a small group of native It became his custom to drive into town a couple of times a week in his horsedrawn his English bulldog ran alongside the riding shotgun as it Over the years Ferrier and Peter Mitchell became Mitchell too had a and this canine had a particular It would lie prone on the top of the stone wall and watch the passing fflDMCGUMNESS THE DIARY Occasionally it would leap out and attack a dog it felt was too close to its home one day the Mitchell dog leaped out at one of the Ferrier bulldogs he always had at least The bulldog saw the Mitchell dog in and as it land ed in front of him it caught the attacker by the The momentum of die Mitchell dog was such that its throat was torn Exit one Nothing for the clergyman to do but drive around to the front door of the Mitchell home and report that the mortal remains were in the back of the When I read that Brandon councillors were curious about the ownership of the and were pondering its I felt it was time for some serious The wall brought back a series of diverse I called Gordon a Vancouver lawyer known to and he recommended I call his uncle whom he described as the family Hugh was on a but he soon returned my Hugh is a retired banker who now is associated with ScotiaMcLeod as a specialist in bank Hugh is the son of popularly known as the proprietor of Western Other boys were who ran the family hardware store in a property that eventually became Knowltons shoe and who went into A digression One of our acrossthestreet neighbours was Midge the tennis She was hired at Mitchells Hardware on a tentative After she had counted nails for two days they told her that as she had not complained she must be made of good She could The oldest child and only daughter was known to her brothers as Dont Right here the nostalgia begins to Marguerite married Verner a senior bank execu and moved to Halifax where she became a social When she heard from my a lifelong that I was in Halifax she wanted to say Being a direct she didnt mess with the underlings but went right to the EastCoast com mandant Commodore There were 750 of us enjoying a statutory navy midday when a petty officer went through the crowd searching for McGuinness He handed me a note and the connection was It led to many delicious meals in the Gordon Hugh Mitchell reminded me of something I had Peter Mitchells residence once had a second and some one decided that the upstairs portion should be It now exists as the frame for a home on Manitoba Reg Lissaman was the surgeon who presided over the Hugh said it once was a continuing family joke to think that in the ceilings of the presentday home there are some absolutely splendid hardwood He also told me that the original members of the Oak Lake Shooting Club were 12 in and it worked out that half were Liberals and half There must have been some challenging chats in the idle In the later years of this club my father and Johnny Mitchell were last time I saw Johnny he invited me to the house to give me some club It was a discus sion in the civic council chambers that reintroduced me to this They had some pressing Who won that wall Should it be repaired If who pays for the work in my it should be Its a part of the local Its a highly visible reminder that this is the land of This is the land if you you can work acquire a square block of properly and surround it with To whom does it belong The answers to this will be found in the hands of the lawyers and LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sentence needs nosmoking order I I am writing in response to the front page article on titled Dad realizes burning girls finger A 26yearold man and his wife had been having prob lems with their sixyear old daughter stealing their cigarettes and When this person found a lit cigarette on the floor his first quick and wrong reaction was to grab the child and touch the lit cigarette to her His defence His father had used the same this stopsmoking method is neither effective nor free of emotional injury to the A man who makes such a decision has proven to his child that he is not a daddy who will protect and provide A man who would purposely inflict burns on a frightened child because of his quick reaction most probably makes quite a few quick and wrong I wish that Judge David Coppleman had issued a stop smoking edict for both the man and his The compliance on the wifes part is inferred by the fact that she was unhappy with a sixyearold stealing her Just as in criminal offences where alcohol has been the fac tor behind a domestic dispute or public the offend er is ordered to abstain from alcohol and avoid the premises where alcohol is I strongly believe this couple should have been as compliance with his 18month conditional an edict stating that they abstain from smoking and avoid places where smoking There are still plenty of options for dining and entertainment where smoking does not As an adult who grew up in a home where quick and wrong reactions occurred multiple times on a daily I can honestly state that such a childrearing method only teaches the child that home is not thus perhaps the world isnt so safe I am pleased that the mans sentence includes cooperating with family services the wife should also be receiv ing counselling on appropriate and alternative childdisciplin ing methods as Brandon Glenn Johnton Editor and Director of Readnnhlp Gordon Wright City Editor Jim lewthwalte News Editor The Sun welcomes your signed Please send to 501 Roaser R7A us a fas at 7270385 or an email message at Include a phone number for We reserve the right to edit for spelling and goad BRANDON Serving Western Manitoba Since Published Daily except The Brandon Sun is a Division of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited 501 Rosaer R7A Member of The Canadian Audit Bureau of The Canadian Newspaper Publishers Manitoba Press Canadian Publishers Mail Product Sales Agreement BUI Chester General Manager and Interim Advertising Director Colleen QahrtoUe 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