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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHR5IOGE HERAID Monrtny. April 10, 1973 ll icc More Indian MRs needed Tno Nation.il ImiMii Brotherhood is uikiiK a re.iHstic1 look al tlic Indian Miu.n'i'Ji vrrn ii UKI'S its members to fie'.il more camUdntes in the m-xl iodov.il election. V. present there is only one Indian Mr. l.cn M.iroliand. Liberal member for K.im'.oops Cariboo in B.C. Ho history by becoming the first iii'iian over' elooted to Parliament v. lion he defeated Davie Fulton, for- mer Conservative minister of justice, in IMS. The spokesman for Ihe brother- hood, (ieonie Manuel of Kainloops, slated in an mien lew that tlie Ind- ians need proper political representa- tion; lliat, economic develop- ment comes next." lie emphasized that Hie brother- hood challenges the federal govern- ment on their multi-cultural political ploy: "others besides Ihe French and Kuglish need rights." At present Canada lias a number of Indian leaders wlio not only would likely make excellent but could possibly prevent more unproductive programs being Ilirnst on them by the government without their consent. Dave (.'ourclieno, William and Harold Cardinal are three cap- able and intelligent Indian spokes- men and they represent only two provinces. Multiply this polcntial in Ihc eight oilier provinces and it be- comes n strong and healthy bloc of leaders could make their needs known to Parliament in no uncertain terms. Ideally, it be highly suilablo if an Indian became Minister of Ind- ian Allairs, tor I here seems to he an lack of communication with the plethora of non-Indian ministers have held this post, and to Hie brotherhood this is probably undcr- slinulaWc. The Indian brotherhood has become a strong voice for its people and. at last, it is being listened to. II predominantly Indian constituencies elect one of their own in forthcoming elections, discrimination should wane and in lime Indians may even get a better shave oC Canada's benefits. National Wildlife Week Will the real environmentalists please stand up and be identified.' can we be sure they are legiti- mate environmentalists if they do stajid up? The environment issue has come to Hie forefront with sudden force and it has let the vast majority of the people completely confused. It's be- come almost incessant hammer- ing: there is something wrong be- tween man and the place where he lives. At one extreme are the so called eco freaks. They maintain that doom is here and there is no hope. At the other extreme are the spoilers. Anything goes to make a dollar. Live for today. In between are the throngs who don't know what to believe. Poorly understood facts, half truths, misrepresented issues, ill-de- fined courses of action, gray areas and camouflaged legislation are also a part of the issue. No wonder the masses would like the real environ- mentalists lo stand up. be they con- cerned with land, air or water. There's a trust that our modern technology will find a solution to the problem, without forsaking any be- lief we may have in the importance of increasing our tiross National Pro- duct. The is ihc one who must understand and program the environ- ment ethic. The training of a profes- ional ecologist is a long, arduous process. Hut, even his training will nol be Ihe .solution to the problem if the layman fails lo understand On April 13, 19-17 both Houses of Parliament unanimously passed an act setting aside the week of April 10. each year as National Wildlife Week. It was a memorial to the late .lack Miner, who worked throughout his lifetime for the cause of conser- vation, particularly of the Canada goose. Since thai time National Wildlife Week has become primarily an edu- cational week throughout the coun- try. It attempts to foster understand- ing with regard to our environment and it offers opportunity to help pre- vent impending disaster. There are many voluntary agen- cies and various departments of governments following up with inter- pretive programs and they are anx- ious to help. They offer the opportunity fur man to live more in harmony v, ith his surroundings. ART BUCHWALD Getting press coverage When you get right down to it, the Democratic primary races are really a light tor press space and free television time. Because there are 10 many candidates in the race and none tf them has said anything new since they ilarted running, it's very hard for a presi- lenfial aspirant to get on (he lube or in :he papers iink-.ss he docs something }UC. Mayor John Lindsay, for example, spent '.he night sleeping on Ihe couch of a a-year ivorker in Milwaukee "to identify uilh the little man." lie was offered the worker's hed, but Lindsay said he'd rnthcr Bleep on Ihe couch because he tossed and turned a lot at nigut. As lime goes on, eacli candidate's staff is going to have to escalate Ihc type of stunt which v.ill attract press and TV cov- erage. 1 can imagine in the next few mouths tlw tallowing convcrsalion in a candidate's of- fice: "Senator, we've come out wth a dandy Idea which gel us on the local CBS stall on. We've entered your wife in a roll- er derby Saturday night against the Bloodhauks." "My can't roller skalc.'' doesn't make any difference as lont; as she can fighl. We've set it up so 'llalcil Ilanna.' Ihc captain of the Bfooclhauks pulls your wife's hair out Then your wile hits her in the solar plexus and Haled TIanna Mill go right over the railing. "Two other Dloodfcuks will allack your wife from (he renr and start stomping on her, but her teammates will come to your wife's aid, and kick the two across the rink." "I'm not sure Penelope is up to lhat." "It's essential, Senator. This stale ij about roller derhies, and if your wife fitts beaten up liy the we'll pick up 5 per cent in sympathy ujlc.H alone.'1 "Well, I'm L'oms: to ED [here lo sec lhat Penelope doesn't get hurt needlessly." ''You can't, Senator. We've booked you to perform a heart transplant at Ihe Gen- eral Hospital on Ilic same "A heart we've found a rcliml factory worker who says you can tinr-ralc on him. If will be a chance for you lo drama- jour concern for (lie lack of decent mccVal treatment in Ihc country. Tlic -N'HC station i.s sending out a film crew, and Sander Vanocur will cover it live." right, if you think it v ill help. Tell my wife I'll inert her back al Ihc hotel after the operation." "Oh. we forfjol to tell you. You're not sleeping al the hotel Saturday night. You're sleeping at (be zoo. Tliey have a while leopard out Ihc-rc that even one is about, and wo think if >nu ipond a wilh him you'll gc'. your pirlnrr on every front pagi: in the slalr grief, isn't Ihde any 'oilier' way of getting "Believe us, Senator, if v.rrc, v.o wouldn't put you lliroiiLjb all this. Now, tomorrow morning you have lo be at tho state fair with Penelope at 9 sharp. "That shouldn't be so difficult." "You've been entered as a touple in I lie sky-diving championship "We're in tho .-.k; diauipiuii- sliips'.'" "You're nut Yini'ic juM ing Hie shrnv. Both of you jump mil of ;i plane al 2.IKVI fed. frcr fall for a Ilion-and feet and Ibrn on ynnr ABC bought the idea siftht unseen." "Why doesn't .somebody check out Ihese things with me before nc'rc commillcd'" "Senator, do you to bo Prr-sident or (lon'l you? After the sky-diving event, we've lined tip some press exposure Ihaf no can buy." "Wli.-d's believe wo von in Ihe touring company o[ (Toronto .Sun Mmhc ,ilc; President should be extraordinary man A ignorant fm-oijjucT watt-lie's the A merit1 llm basic ffiic-lioii of l Hit? new bloc ol vfjlers uill have on (he n Hi mate phase of tlic elcclion, in the presidential ha Moll ing in N'o- Surveys political altitudes have indicated ;t ralhfr lendency to avoid commitment lo either of Ihe (wo major par- lies, nnd in particular lo rol- ler Kroup lh.it did commit itself did so ri.s fol- lows: per cent Democrat and only 14 per cent Republi- can. By itself, that would suggest deep trouble for Mr. Nixon, but there remains the question of whether he can Rain a compen- sating degree of independent support particularly in rc- Letters lo the editor spouse to his Vietnam with- drawal policy and oilier foreign policy initiatives. While the non-student group which is more inclined lo think of itself as middle-oft he-road than liberal (in the terms of one poll.', is not beyond Mr. Appreciation ior author write on the eve of Good Friday I am sorting some papers, discarding some, filing some and seeing with pleasure and appreciation some ot Ihoso treasures I have cherished through the years. I come to a slim litllc volume with this in- scription under the front cover of Round-Up: "A compilation of verse from the author's column Lights and Shallows which Ior many years appeared in the Lelhbridgc Daily Herald. Sent wilh the compliments oE tho Jlcrald." The year is 1032 and Ihc imllior is C. Frank Slcelo long-time City Editor ot The Jlcrald. I am deeply grateful for this fjcsiurc. I lie and read again for the ''umpteenth" time (ho poetic words of "Round-Up" and I hope with a very appre- ciative heart (.hat many, many people who will have received this litlle booklet will have en- joyed it as much as I have. Mr. Stcele not only wrote beautifully of the simply won- derful experiences of every tiny but he lived liis own high, up- lifting philosophy in a way which marked him as a very sincere man and a great soul. How fortunate that he served The hethbridgc Herald for such a lonR liine and gave to its sub- scribers so much that is good and lasting, "As he served the South." He was a choice friend. lie and his sweet through the years have been cherished neighbors and loyal Friends of ours. We are grateful. Suffer- ing from nn ineurahlc eye at- flidion he never able to drive a car, hut he walked hun- dreds of miles to cheer some heartache or lo comfort some mourner; or to do all that he could to alleviate! human woes. To stand Ly a discouraged mortal; to advise an erring boy never condemning or criticiz- ing but giving hope, where (here was despair. How mnny lives he touched, and uplifted can never he writ- ten or spoken. JKSSIE K. UnSKNBACIJ Lcliibridgr. Nixon's reach, concern about inflation and unemployment seem likely to be strong forces pushing lliesc youths toward the Democrats, as (lie party of economic betterment. That i.s certainly the impression one gains in talking wilh the work- ing youth here in highly indus- trialized (and well-educated) Wisconsin. The potential Impact of this can be judged from the fact that of the new voters, 17.5 mil- lion are non-students. There is a further element, which must he taken into con- sideration. Though divided in attitudes, the young tend lo share a taste for forcofulness and innovation. During the re- cent Wisconsin primary, it was striking to see how this worked against Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskic, who were identified with the mainstream of Democratic party policies. A youth at a high school ap- pearance by Sen. Humphrey was skcplical about tlic former pi'esidciil'i sweeping promises of social reform. lie admired Sen. McGovcrn not only for his adamant opposi- tion to the Vietnam war, but because he took firm and con- sistent stands, bricked up by highly .specific: proposals. In a sharply contrasting inci- dent, a mnn who was taking university courses, but also holding a job, scottcd as he witnessed Sen. Muskie mak- ing an iiddre.sii to Milwaukee University students. The senator talked of sweeping changes in the economic system, but lo this individual it was just so much political talk hy a mem- ber ot the Washington Estab- lishment. In his view, that Establish- ment needed a good shaking up if there was lo be real action on the nation's problems. Ho meant lo .support Alabama Governor George Wallace as a means of causing a shake-up. In his view and it was not the view of a iniddlo-aged ra- cist, or even a conservative was I hat Gov. Wallace was closer to rejecting the senti- ments of much of the U.S. pub- lic than uas any other candi- date. Mr. Wnllnce was, he said, attuned to feelings cf demorali- zation about street crime, drug addiction, and mushrooming welfare spending made for trushing Inn1- on workers and pension- ers already hard hit by infla- tion. A footnote: Asked her view of Nixon, the editor of a Milwaukee university ncv.spaper replied: "Well, he kept us out of the war in North- crn Ireland, didn't (IIcridil Ilitrpnti) Looking backward Wheat price Lo farmer The following statement by the Alberta Wheat Pool iiuli- c.itcs what price is actually re- rcivcd by the farmer, in the lov.'Oril freight rate part of 1 lie province, fur I he highesL- wadc wheat. H may be of in- Itrcsl Lo youi" readers, in view m Ihc discussion on tlic rcc'cnl- 1} -announced extra pny incut for wheat consumer! in Canada. MIDELCO FARMS LTD. Champion. "From lime to time the price of wheat marketed through Ihe Canadian Hoard i.s an- nounced publicly. Unfortunate- ly, even though the prices are stated as representing lop grades in Terminal positions, such quolnlions arc inclined lo mukc people believe thai farm- ers receive more than is ac- tually the cose. for f xa m pin, in tiie l'J70-71 crop year, farmers in western Canada marketed some 37ft mil- lion bushels of the Canadian Wheat Hoard. The initial price on One North- ern, in sUvve in 'Hnindcr Hay or Vancouver, ;i bushel, fiiuil payment, he- fore any deductions under Ilia Prairie Farm Assistance Act, was 17.035 cents a bushel, brinp- intf Lho producer price lo a total of a The freight and handling charges from Edmonton snul Calgary were cents. Tho net average price received by farmers at lhe.se points, winch have the lowest freight rales in AllicrUi, was, on ibc basis (if One Northern, JMD'i and not (1.67 Tlirniigli The llrrnlrl iS22 Tiro of undetermined! origin completely desl roved the Mine View Hotel in Coal- hurst this morning, jrKi2 Troops patrolled the streets of St. John's Newfound- land, Aprit G nnd guarded tho litmie ot Hon. Sir Richard An- derson Squires, KCMG., KC., LLB., Hit! Prime Minister, fol- lowing one- rif I he vvnr.st riots in the ushtml's hisloiy. A (Mhcarlo nf while rnyou drape: y ripples dmm nnc side of Mm slim Fuil in printer! my mi crcpr. II is typical of tlic Hlylc-rit'hlnps.s of new rayon fashions now be- ing designed nnd created iu Canada. A yonm; Knplisli bal- lerina nnd rhorco'jraphiT Miss Joy Canulcn, whose inLcroM in Iife is (o ''spread the iirL of the- build will open a Itrjmeli of the Canadian sthnnl of Uallct in The Lethbrukje Herald Ml Vlli M. S, Alberta LKTHRHIIHil-: LTD., 1'rupnclors and I'nnhshcri PuWisHerl KWJ hy lion. W. A. IHVHANA.N Stxw-.fJ r.'.'M tlr> J- Thn Canadian rind Inc CrtrtiKliiir sfiers' Asscci.TNcn and 1ha Burpiiu TLCO W. WOV.FR5, Rrtilor And Pu THOMAS H. ADAMS, Gr-nrr.il Wnn DON Pll LING ROY WLE-, LJJiiGl.vj K hsing tJ.lori.il Rtfikr "THE HERALD StRVES THE ;