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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THf IETHDRIDOE HERAID Tuciday, April 11, 1972 Paid Jackson Educating foreign students llunilil president of Ilu' Allnnla School Tuislecs' As- .sociiilion, told tiuwsmcn lliat foreign slmli'tils aro c-Mlorinj: Canada in in- cn-asiii'.' numluTs and many are us- i.lHt'si'luHils of as a back in immigration, lie singled out Chinese slmU'iits from Hong in 1M70-71. Mr. (iimderson did not mention Ihal during Ihe same school year, tlu're students from tlio Tinted Stales in tlie secondary p.'hools of Ihc province. Mr. Gnndcrson said he would press Hie, government fur immediate ac- tion iMlncalion Minister Lou Hyndman said. "I am not too con- cerned willi the situation. Tlie in- formation that is available doesn't suggest any real problem." lie said the number of Chinese students rep- resents only I-500th of the total en- rolment. As ;i school trustee, Mr. Cntider- son is rightly concerned about edu- cating foreign students with taxpay- ers' mono, but his statement that applications arc "mostly from Hong Kong" was wrong. As Mr, Hyndman pointed out, "there are far more than 221 Albcruins being educated in oth- er countries at the expense of Hie taxpayers there." lloiig Koi'.g students do look for- ward lo opporlunitlcs of an education in Canada and many do in fact re- main in this country as bona fide residents. The world situation as it is today, people from many countries are looking forward In a new life in Canada, a nation with a future for tomorrow much blighter than most other countries you can think of. It would be a waste of taxpayers' money if students benefiting from an cduculioti in Canada return to their countries. There must, of course, be guide- lines in admitting foreign students in Ihe sense that Albertans first, and Canadians from other provinces sec- ond, receive the priority. Other than that, applications from foreign stu- dents should be encouraged. And only Ihe besl foreign students should ho accepted, no matter where they come from. Canada is a young nation that needs to be built by a lot of edu- cated Canadians, whether native-born or naturalized. Baseball striking out? Baseball, already suffering from the revelation that it is no longer the most popular American sport, may be on the way to striking itselC out! according lo a well known spoils columnist. The game's image is being badly tarnished by tlie play- ers' strike for higher pension bene- fits, he contends. Few people, surely, have only re- cently discovered that big league ball players are "money grabbers" like most other people. The mystique about professional sportsmen being clean living, fun-loving fellows dedi- cated to providing suitable idols for the young survives in very few cor- ners today. Not many people refuse to watch a movie because of the astronomical salaries paid the stars or because of the shenanigans indulged in by those performers. No more is this likely to be the case regarding high priced baseball players. Much of the appeal of professional sport lies in the fantasying which it permits Hie fan. He can sil in tho stands or lounge before the TV set and perform great exploits by proxy. Such daydreaming can usually drown out any thoughts about Ihe disparity between the player's salary and lhat of the viewer. Only prolonged wrangling between owners and players can be expected lo disturb Ihe popularity of the game. If diversion from the ugly realities of life is what patronizers of baseball are seeking, then turning to the sports pages and finding them read- ing like Hie business pages with their labor management disputes may be finally disillusioning. Tlie worst thing that could happen is lhat young people who. it is said, are generally pul off by hypo- crisy and exploitation might begin to notice the degree lo which profes- sional sports arc hypocritical and ex- ploitive and reject them. Without a new crop of fans professional sports would be in real trouble people might go back to playing games them- selves. ART BUCHWALD Shame on you, Burt Reynolds I am constantly ask- ed by lecture audiences, ''15 there anything loo sacred for you lo make fun Up unlil Ihis month I have heen able to honestly say, "No, there isn't." But lhat was before Cosmopolitan mag- azine ran a nutle pull-out photograph of ac- tor Burt Reynolds. I must admit that I can sue no humor in this at all, and I can only express a sense of outrage against Helen Gurley Brown, the editor, and Mr. Reynolds who conspired in this dastardly act. I have always contended the male body is the most beautiful thing that ever walk- ed on earth. The Bible tells us thai God first created woman, Init since it ivns the (irst human being lie ever worked onr lie obviously made some mistakes. For one thing there were too many curves to it nnd it lacked symmetry. So lie went back to his drawing board and took all the bumps out. What left was a beauti- fully straight proportioned body from head lo toe, which everyone vvho saw it called a "work o[ art." God was so pleased His creation that He dei.-idcd to call it "man." Since time immemorial, the male body has been glorified and worshipped in ev- ery society. Il lias been revered in primi- tive cultures as well as our most civilized countries. While our mores have permitted the exploitation of Ihe female body in paint- ings and photographs, tlie male body, up imlil tho Cosmopolitan pull-out, was con- sidered too sacred to show in public. Nw thai Mr. Reynolds has posed in the nude. It's a whole new ball game. The civil libertarians and Ihc Women's Lib blooding hearts may ask, is iiiih di.ipJuyifig voll prove; to be: an asset to I he n mini ions minister's ca- reer ratbcr than a liability. Mr. Tiu'iiLM' is ctM'lainly mak- ing tlicr right noises as far as business is concerned. He has apparently cnme straight out and tiled to knock down a few IValkcr havc been infected lead poisoning or Ihal he'd been dabbling in politics a bit too long. lint Chnrlie was in possession of all hi.s faculties. "I just though! ymi cuuld use the ex peri onto when you finally JOD ran't escape having lo pul up a he said, of the spectres which bavo been tlie Canadian business excculivc for Ihc past couple of years. OE course, it is action, not words, that is uccil- ed. Nevertheless, the words arc very The fiiuiiK'c minister has tried to tone down the image and controversy surrounding tbo tfovcrnmeiiL's deter- mination to bring forth an in- dustrial for Canada, lie doesn't like the term, "in- dustrial strategy" lor one thing. Says ho: "It suggests some sort of military operation in which everybody gets their marching orders as part of a vast plan established from oil high. Tlnit is not what 1 am talking about. Thai kind of ap- proach has no place in our kind of society or in our hintl of economy." the federal government to do in the way of an industrial strategy, says Mr. Turner, is to provide leadcr- s h i p and attempt to evolve, with the advice of different sectors, a broad design for the future. It's not tlie intention of the government to get into the. stale-planning business, be in- sists The minister says (he gov- ernment wants the "oxperienco and wisdom" of businessmen and union leaders, as well as the views of the provinces in mapping out an industrial strategy. Tiie government is looking for ideas and is pro- pared to listen to what people Jinvc lo say. What Mr. Turner didn't say was how the advice of business would he weighed by the gov- ernment. The altitude of the government on tax reform still leaves a biller laste in the mouths of many businessmen. They feel that while the gov- ernment openly Jislened lo their advice and suggest ions, the advice wasn't really allow- ed lo dent the government's main and preconceived intent. But he did say thai he re- garded il as fundamental that any industrial policy must at sationalism, we are making the male noth- ing more than a sex object to be leered at nnd ogled by frenzied women. We are appealing lo the most prurient interests a large segment of the female population, which has always treated men as second- class citizens. By denigrating the male body we are just adding to the age-old problem of lust, which men have been vic- tims of for centuries. But probably worse than all this is that row that the barriers have been broken, no one knows where il will end- The Am- erican female appetite has been whetted by Cosmopolitan. It is not inconceivable that before long women will demand nude photographs not only of their favorite ac- tors, but also their politicians. Richard Nixon in the nude? Hubert Humphrey in. (he nude? George Wallace in the nude? Mayor Richard Daley in the nude? Henry Kissinger in the nude? You say it's not possible. T say everything's possible il there's money in it. 7 can even conceive of the day when they will be running nude photographs of columnists to go with their columns. Joe Alsop in the nude? Bill Buckley in the rude? You can laugh now, but when il hap- pens, remember you heard it here first. Spiro Agnew has said many times that this is a permissive society, and nothing dramatizes this more than seeing Burt Reynolds in the buff. The question that cv- ely women mast nsk herself is "Would you want your brother lo pose for Cos- mopolitan I apologize for being serious today, but tbere are times when something just doesn't lend itself to humor. The matter of. male midily cannot be (rented frivolously, particularly when so many of us have GO much to lose. (Toronto Sun News Srrvlcp) "I've got an idea for puffing the magic back In our fnarfioge. This evening let's watch shows we never wtrtcAJ" "Hi, there! you like fo contribute to my campaign fund? When I'm elected, I'll do you wont regarding any special interests you might hovel" lensl maintain, or increase, our standard of living. To improve Ihu qiuilily of life for .ill Cana- dians everyone should be given the me [ins to earn a decent liv- ing. That means good, produc- tive jobs. Mr. Turner suggesls that w h a t an industrial policy should help lo promote is tho right mix in industrial devel- opment, lie the emphasis must be on Uic growth indus- tries, the high lerhnology in- dustries and the knowledge in- iluslrics of the future. Theso arc the ones Ihal provide pos- sibilities of spin-offs. Often they are industries where lha pay-off prospects arc so prom- ising IhaL liUle or no rnenl help is needed in getting Iho operation rolling. But. if it is, this is where the emphasis of government assistanco should he concentrated. He also points out that Can- ada has lo decide'on Ihe balance .should be Irclween ]nanufac tilling, rc-sourcc and service industries, lie knocks flw.n the popular concept lhat on this (uiciilioii it is an ''ellher- or" proposilion. Rather, it is a question of balance and em- phasis. Tlie finance minister, like Al- bcrla premier Pcler Lougnecd, comes lo (he conclusion that the emphasis or at least, a high priority should be given lo creating more johs in tho labor intensive industries. More johs in the goods-produc- ing industry, points out Mr. Turner, will iti turn generate more work in other sectors. This is tho only way to gel the number of johs Canada needs lo take care of its rapidly ex- panding lahor force. And the only way to maintain the na- tion's rchilivc position in world export markets. Speeches like these, although nil tlie points mentioned will not be to the businessman's lik- ing, will certainly be good for Mr. Turner's image in the business community. His fu- ture actions will indeed bo worth watching closely. (llcralil OUawa Hurrau) Ontario grass report more politics than science Ily Harold CVrtTr, in Thn Winnipeg Free Press rPOnONTO There was more, politics than science In h a t report (mm Ilio Ontario Drug Addiction Re- search Foundation which said that, marijuana smoking doesn't appear to produce physiological or medical com- plications. The foundation did nol wart lo publish Ihe report, it only hecause its otie-aml-a-half-ycar experiment is only two-thirds completed. It was virtually or- dered lo do so by the new min- ister of health, Dr. Richard Potter, on the ground lhat the opposition parlies and the press had heen asking lor il. If thuL was Dr. Potter's real reason, It was Ihc first time the government has heen so solicitous of the press and the opposition. More Ukcly Ihe good doL-lor, green to his office, was the victim of some Lad public relations advice to Ihe effect that marijuana Is New nasty-ism needed? By Don Oakley, service A LOT of people are making free with a word they would have skipped right over in a vocabulary test a short lime ago. The word is "chau- i n v a r i ably preceded these days by Ihe modifier "male." Scratch any women's lib type (if you dare) and she may not be able lo give you (lie etymol- ogy of the word but she'll sure- ly lell you what it means lo her simply a man who is prejudiced against, women, considers Ihcm an inferior spe- cies and, consciously or uncon- sciously, puts them down in thought, word und deed. In short, a man. But it's always instructive lo trace the history of a word to see how far modern usage has departed from the original meaning. Appropriately enough, in this case the word has a distinctly malm origin. According to Ihe Kncyclopne- d i a liritannica, chauvinism "derived from the name of Nicolas Chauvin, a French sol- dier horn at Kochcfort, who was wounded many times dur- ing the French Revolutionary iind Napoleonic wars but who, satisfied v. ith Ihc reward of military honors and a small pension, retained a simple- minded devotion to Napoleon. So far, so good. Many hus- bands, wounded many titncs in the war of the sexes, slill re- tain a simple-minded devotion lo the lighls of their lives. Unfortunately, Chauvin en mo lo typify (he cult of military glory mat N'apoteon's graying veterans tried to krep alivo after Water 1 o o. "Chauvinism" eventually came to mean any kind of blind super patriotism, The counterpart, to chauvinism is jingoism, al- though we UFC both words. Thus "male chauvinist" la not too far off the mark if tho recipient of Ihe term is, indeed, a male chauvinist.1 Unfortunately, like every lin- puislic fad, the phrase is in danger of being worn out from overuse. When thai happens, Ihe girls are going lo have to come up with a new nasty-ism, by jingo. Wind-propelled MCA service rPlIOSE invcnlivc Germans have come up unth what can only be described as a ra- dii-ally Uiflc-rcnL method of pro- pelling a ship over water. Sails. Due to he launched in Ham- burg sometime in is a square rigged "Dyna which has been designed to break duepwuter records for freight carrying. According lo Rudder maga- zine, llic Dyna-Ship "lias no standing or running rigging, sail automatically by com- Diilcr and, theoretically, with Ihc ability to .sail fast in wind- whipped seas lhaL would slow clown the average freighter or bulk rarrk-r can effect enor- mous savings to NIC shipping tomniunjiy." Carrying only sniiill auxiliary motors, The Dyna-Siiip wi11 have more hull space for cargo than a iliescl freighler and only ]-20Lh as much fuel. This will make hrr not only more eoonomiral but essentially pol- lution free. In lank Iwls and simulated runs, Llic Dyna-Snip design av- eraged 12 lo Hi knols, with top spc-cd of 2ft knots, When dicscl ships begin to slow up in Korco winds, the Dyna-Ship is just beginning lo pick up apccd. thisig i-. how do you "Avast, me hearties, ar.d briny the oppor mizzcn tops'l" in computer esc? big news Ihesc days nnd here was a chance lo get in on the aclion. In any event, Foundation Director David Archibald and his officials were visibly upset afler the press conference was over, and even Dr. Potter was having second thoughts, telling reporters he was sorry the report had been made pub- lic. "All il's going to he admilled, "is disturb people." Hindsight admittedly is eas- ier Ihan foresight but it doesn't lake a Solomon (o realize lhat (his particular document is bound lo he exaggerated by much of the press and misun- derstood by most of the public. No matter how oflen the "ten- tative" and "preliminary1' na- ture of its conclusion is emphasized, it will incvilibJy be taken as scientific evidence in support ot legalizing mari- juana, when in fact it is noth- ing of the kind. Take, for example, the first of Ihe tentative, preliminary in Ihe founda- tion's report: "We could de- lect no evidence physiolog- ical damage or medical com- plications." Nole lhat this does not. say there was no such dam- age or complications, only lhat the researchers could not find any. But how did il get report- ed? The and Mail, a very careful newspaper, began its frontpage story: "Regular marijuana USB does not create any short-lerm medical or psy- chological problems etc. The point is a vital one be- cause (here is no scientific means at present for detccling TIIC Ihe aclivc ingredient, in marijuana in (he body. Scientists do not know whether it is climimiled ami, if so, at what rale. The foundation's re- port acknowlcdpes this in so many words when, under the heading of unfinished business, il K a y s "Ihc; most important problem is lhat of developing a fast and reliable quanlitalive technique for assessing IliO presence of TIIC iti Uie body." H adds: "The lack of such a technique seriously diminishes the value of further work.11 Indeed yes. It also seriously diminishes the value of foundation's work to date. scientific value is il to say "we could detect no evi- dence of physiological dnm.ige or medical c o m p 1 i c a lions" wlu-n the moans of detecting TIIC in Ihe body do not exist? One might as correctly sny that smoking tobacco for 93 days One longest of the foun- dation's marijuana experi- ments) produces no evidence of cancer. The analogy, indeed, in a y not lie Inappropriate; Marijuana contains about 50 per cent more tar than tobac- co. Not to put loo fine a point on it. this whole experiment by the foundation has something of the mad scientist about il. What Ihe foundation did was lo find 20 healthy male volun- teers, all of whom claimed to be regular marijuana smokers but were otherwise "average" mentally and. physically, and ]iay them to enter the founda- tion's hospital for Hie experi- ment. They were first shown how to make wooden stools and woven belts, which they sold for tokens lo buy food, en- tci'lalnmcnl and other services and which they surrendered for cash at the end of the ex- periment. The experiment, for ten Bubjecls fthe olhcr ten were a control group who got mostly placebos) consisted of 10 days when no marijuana was avail- able, followed by one week dur- ing which il could be pur- chased at "street prices" If de- sired, followed by 51 days dur- ing which a minimum dose bad (o be smoked along with what.- evcr the subjects wished lo purchase. During this period the mandatory minimum was slendilv increased lo a bigh of Si) milligrams of TilC, which in the jargon of the trade is a very high "high." Twelve days then followed when purchase was permitted hut no minimum Looking Through The Herald 1022 The Montana Fi-li and Game department has placet! an order with Czecho- slovakia for pairs of Hun- garian partridges at per pair. "Water was turned inlo the main canal of the CPU irrigation system laM week and water has already reached Spring Coulee." said G. N. Houston, manager of (he irri- gation project, 1012 Starting May 1 the maximum speed limit any- dose was required, and finally there was again a period when no marijuana was available. Throughout t h c experiment, the subjects were medically examined regularly, their behavior was logged every half-hour and they were given a psychiatric examination be- fore discharge. Now the rationale of all this, according to the scientist in charge, is that it is impossible lo observe the effects of mari- juana smoking in Ihe real world because there are too many uncertainties the "grass" which users get on the si reel may he of different slrenglhs, subjects may lie about the amount they have smoked, olhcr drugs may have been taken, ami so on. So it Is necessary lo construct n lab- oratory situalion, albeit a high- ly artificial one. One can sympathize Hie scienlists1 problem, bui Ihal does nol make Die resulls of such an artificial situation any more pertinent, One of the foundation's tentative findings, fnr example, is that, left lo de- cide for himself, the amount of marijuana n subject smoked rlepcnded on hi.s "mood." Pcr- haos il is important lo gel lhat scientifically established, but the real point surely is (hat the mood ol ;i healthy male weav- ing woollen hells in a hospital ward is hardly iclevanl lo real- uorld condJIions. backward v.licrc in Canada v, ill bo 40 mile's an lumr. 10.12 Modern Hotly Shop a tremendous come- back in Ihc final paine at Ihe fiov.lrulrnme Thursday night to overcome a 100-pin deficit and tlov.n Frcel's Sheet Mdal qnin- Ict in the finals for the I.clh- lintel Trophy antl the City Men's Bowling I.caRno championship. l'JG2 Ccjiislrnclion has com- menced on a camp kilchcn which is being liuill liy the Alberta Government on Iho highway passes through Raymond. The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th St. Lcthbrir'Bc. Albcifn I-KTHRRIDGIi HEK.-M.D TO. LTD., Prupmiois pjnN 1905 -1054. by lion, W. A, BUCHANAN Serwid Class Mall Rcqiilraiic Member of Tho Canadian Press and C Au-cialicn and Die Ai.-dif CLEO VOWERS, Ffliic." d H. DCri PILLC.G EtJifcr ROY F MILES DO filing Manager fc "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;