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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 TH! IE1HBR1DGE HERALD Snlurdny, April 15, 1972 Division in Labor ranks Britain's divided Labor a r L y moved closer towards outright oppo- sition to British entry in Hie Common Market recently when party legisla- tors volcd to press for a national referendum on entry into Europe. A stormy session of Hie parliamen- tary Labor parly endorsed (lie lead- ership's sudden policy reversal in favor of a referendum by 129 votes to 96; a majority of 33. The referendum issue forced the resignations of six right wing pro- Marketeers, including Labor's able deputy leader Roy Jenkins, from the pnrty'lendersbip. Adoption o( a refer- endum as official parly policy was re- garded generally as a triumph for tbe tightly knit caucus of Labor left Vingers opposed to the Com- mon Market at any price. The Market issue lias split the La- bor party three ways: those who op- posed Market entry outright; those wlio favor joining Europe but are op- posed lo tbe terms negotiated by Mr. Heath's Conservative government: and those who advocated entry on any terms. Harold Wilson. Labor leader, in on attempt to keep the party together has maintained a middle of tbe road stance. Pro Marketeers now see his Jic- ceptance of tbe referendum principle as moving the party toward com- plete opposition even to the principle 3f joining the market. Left-winners, convinced a referendum would show a majority of tbe country in favor of staying out. are expected now to try lo aggravate the Labor party's hos- tile stand. By driving Mr. Jenkins and other pro Europeans out of the party lead- ership, political observers are agreed that the anli Europeans have prob- ably made the Conservative govern- ment secure for most of the rest of tbe 1970s. Added to this, even in the event that a referendum is held it will probably be meaningless for it was already'likely thai the lAiropean legislation 'would go through. Now, with the Labor party at odds within itself and its leadership weakened, it is almost a certainty. New industry welcome The Herald has often welcomed new industry to Letbbridge and south- ern Alberta. This welcome is now extended to Internaticna! Distillers (Canadal Ltd. with the announcement of a S9 mil- lion distillery for the city. It joins several other local industries already well established and successfully competing on international markets. Western Canadian Seed Processors is one such industry that had its be- ginnings ill Lethbridge a number years ago. The impact of its opera- tions have been fell not only in this region, but in most areas of Western Canada particularly where the marketing of wheat has been a prob- lem. Its producls have gained wide acceptance by end users throughout the world. The success of Western Canadian Seed, and other such industries in this region, has been obtained through company management, knowledge of products and markets, and strong drive in highly competitive fields. Irrigation, the beet sugar indus- try, Western Canadian Seed, the meat packing industries and others have changed agriculture in south- ern Alberta to an economy with an exceptionally strong base. International Distillers enh a n c e s the diversification. End bickering The Travel Industry Association of Alberta couldn't have picked a worse time oC the year lo renew bickering among the membership, di- rectorate and the administration. It is the beginning ol what will prob- ably be another record year in tour- ism for the province and all efforts should be co-ordinated towards the wants of that industry. There is no industry that sets out (he image of the province as does that which caters to the traveller. It's salesmanship of the highest calibre, for it's that traveller or unpaid sales- man who is expected to return home and sell the qualities of the province to others. If the traveller is going to become a part of an unco-ordinatcd beet ses- sion on his arrival here, this is the image he can be expected to take home. Whether it is nitpicking, or whether the travel industry is indeed in good or bad co-ordination is not the point at issue. What matters is that the traveller has been enticed, or come of his own volition to have a good time when it was possible to do so. Obviously the lime has come for me of Alberta's largest industries to act its age. If it doesn't, the busi- nesses the association is supposed lo represent, and the people of the province as a whole, will be the losers. The problems within the travel in- dustry would not ba quite so worri- some if they were the exception rather than the rule. Weekend Meditation The loyalty of Jesus WHEN Marco Polo visited the Great Khan he related to the Court the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. "And said the Great Khan, "he went to Pilate, Herod, and the High Priest and struck them dead with astonishment." Marco Polo explained that He did nothing of the kind hut rather to His dis- ciples and Mary Magdalene. As Marco Polo looked around the room on the cour- tiers he saw in their eyes a great pity. This Is one reason tho Bible is a divine book, it describes God doing things that are entirely different from what man would do. The pride and hoaslfulness of man would have sent him to confront his persecutors, but God has a completely different attitude even as throughout the story of Jesus the actions of our Lord are in exact conU'adicLion to Ihe vanity of man. Jesus back to those who loved Him and whom he loved. Indeed their love could he doubted since the disciples had all fled and forsaken Him, Peter had denied Him and Judas betrayed Him. The only sure thing in the whole drama is this love of Jesus. This is constant and un- wavering. As John says as he describes the Last Supper, "having loved his own which were in the world he loved them lo the It was not merely to the end of life but to Ihe limits of a limitless love. Human love is a tickle and uncerlatn thing for the most part. If you rely on human love you will be let down many times and certainly face bitter disappointments. But as John says (here is no end to the love of Christ, ft is like a groat circle, without beginning and without crd, and i.s r-ol worn out by man's unfaithfulness or his sin. A certain preacher describes an experi- ence on a Sunday morning. Three Sunday School teachers called to say they could not teach their c-kis.scs lhat tby. The first explained that she had a cake in the oven, the second said that she ami her husband hid set aside the day to paint their porch furniture, and the third merely said she elidn'L feel like coming. The minister's ser- mon thai morning described his Church's Ellitudcs to Christian peace. He opposed military alliances and supported a world organization which would include great and small nations. Alas, people are just as deaf today to Ihe Christian appeal as they were in the days of Jesus. Dorothy Day in "The Long Loneliness" says that when she was at university she never met anybody who had a vital faith, or if he had one, was articulate or apos- tolic. Thus she regrets that a Communist friend of hers never met a Christian. This radiant girl, liayna, had a warm enthu- siasm and vitality of spirit which trans- formed her frail flesh. Thin and delicate she never spoke of her health or com- plained of fatigue or weakness. She had remarkable love for others and was most fearless in her love of and support of truth. Jt certainly was a tragedy that a person like this never met anyone who had similar loyalties to Jesus Christ. Unfor- tunately it is happening all the time and Communists in Europe, seeing the tour- ists, business men, soldiers, and athletes from the so-tailed Christian West do not meet up with much conviclion or dedica- tion. The Christianity of most people goes no further than holding Roman principles in polite attitudes. Robert Louis Slevenson used to say that no virtue was safe that was not enthusiastic. Certainly Christian (ailh in the world today is suffering from lack of a whole-hearted enthusiasm. Causes without passion are lost causes and the only Christianity that has any future must have Ihc white-hot devotion of Us fol- lowers. William said that there must bo "some kind of earthquake within us, something that must rend and shake us to the bottom, before we can lie enough sen- sible eitliPi- of Ihe stale of death are in or enough desirous of that Saviour, who alone can raise us from it." Thus Chris- tianity must be a matter of life nr death, a mailer of supreme loyalty and devo- tion, before it can mean anything at all. PRAYER: Keep me loyal, 0 God, not only when loyally is popular hill when the going is difficult and the croud shouting "Crucify." t'.S.M, The Russian role in the summit talks WASHINGTON The White Mouse is reading Ihc enemy offensive in Victmnii ns o prelude to u new .set. of peace offers tlial will snrfac'c in Pres- ident Nixon's talks at tbe sum- mit in Moscow next month. But Hie Wliile House, on the eve of .summit talks full of implica- tions for the presidential clcc- lion, is about ;is good a of Communist intentions as a baby is of candy. So it makes sense to con- sider a much graver assess- ment of Ihc offensive and ils diplomatic consequences being made by hard-line Krem- linologisis in government. In this view, the president has al- ready been put in such a weak position for Ihc Moscow sum- mit that the best he can do is to Ihc damage. Bolli (lie optimistic While House view and the hard-line assesstnonl rest on Ihc same set of facts, AL the centre is the massive Soviet assistance lhat went into the preparation of tho latest North Vietnamese offensive. Prior lo the attack there was an extraordinary volume of in- terchange between Hanoi and Moscow, with Peking not far in the background. On Feb. 11 So- viet Prime Minister Alcxei Ko- syflin received the North Viet- namese ambassador in Mos- cow and had what Tass called "frank discussions1' the Com- munist code words for dis- agreement. On March 5 a visit, to Hatioi by Prince Sihanouk, the de- posed ruler of Cambodia who now lives in Pckinp, concluded with a Iwiyli communique 'thai pledged "brotherhood in arms" against the Saigon regime and the American presence in Viet- nam. Prime Minister Chou En- lai of China made a special, secret trip from Peking lo see Sihanouk and the North Viet- namese leaders just before the communique was put out. fn the next three weeks be- fore the offensive began, a large number of high-ranking Soviet of [trials visited Hanoi. One of these was Marshal Pavel Batitsky, tho Soviet offi- cial responsible for air de- feiice. After the offensive got under- way, the Russians, in marked contrast lo Ihc Chinese who egged the Norlh Vietnamese on, maintained a careful dip- lomatic silence. Soviet Ambas- sador Anatoly Dobryiiln almost certainly reassured the White House Hint Moscow wanted the summit meeting Lo go ahead, and with it the various moves toward detente with the West (hat arc now so far advanced. These include the treaties with West Germany on borders, a new settlement for Berlin, and negotiations with the United States tor arms conlroJ and in- creased trade. The hard-line Krenilinologists believe lhat through the de- livery of equipment the Rus- sians came to know that Ha- noi was cranking up a major offensive. The initial Soviel re- aclion was lo steer (lie Norlh "Of all the trains to hop, you had to pick one carrying grain it'll take us months to get to the wesf Vietnamese toward a more peaceful approach hence tho exchange between Premier Alexei Kosygin ami the North Vietnntiic.se ambassador. The North Vietnamese re- fused. In (he March 5 com- munique, Hanoi intimated lo the Russians Mint any lack of backing would cause Norlh Vietnam to loan toward Pe- king and China's favorite charge lhat Russia was selling out Ihe cause of communism in the interest of accommodation with Ihe United vStatcs. Faced with that kind of blackmail, the Russians did a rccheck of Ihe situation In Ha- noi. On the basis of the visits by Marshall Balitsky and oth- ers, the Russians decided that, instead of trying to head off the offensive, they should play It down as a mere bagatelle which need nol gel in the way of detente with the West. Jleucc tho relative lack of Rus- sian comment on the offensive, and the moves in Washington lo get on with Die Moscow sum- mit. I lowevcr once al the sum- mit, the Kronlinologists be- lieve. President Nixon would find himself in an awful (ix. There would be serious fighting slilE in Vietnam, ebbing sup- port al home, and (he prospect that, with failure at the sum- mit, the president's diplomacy and hopes for re-election would collapse. In these circumstances he would be faced with two bad alternatives. On the one hand, Mr. Nixon could yield lo a very Lough Soviel approach, accepting arms conlrol terms highly favorable to Russia, and at best disguised surrender in Vietnam. On the other hand, ha could dig in very hard, bomb- ing North Vietnam rial, break- ing off the various negotiations for detente, and forcing a re- turn lo cold war across the board. Maybe (licse forebodings are exaggerated. Maybe Lhe Rus- sian leaders did not know oE Ihe offensive and its scope. Maybe the fighting In Vietnam will have eased olf before the summit. Maybe the Russians truly do want detente with the West. But if not, Mr. Nixon needs a fall-back position an al- ternative (hat is better than a return to all-oul cold war. One possibility, if the fighting in Vietnam continues much long- er, would he to adjourn the Moscow summit lo a more fa- vorable time. (Field Enterprises, Inc.) Maurice Western National industrial strategy weak, but it exists QTTAWA: It makes good sense, at times to empha- size the obvious as Ihe small boy demonslraled when he poinled out to unbelieving spec- tators that the emperor wore no clothes. fn the case of the so-called "industrial various politicians and advanced think- ers have been victims ot the opposite Illusion. The emperor, according to Iheir anguished chanls, has been out riding presumably for years in his hare skin. It has been left for John Turner, in a speech at Toronto, to show lhat this is arrant nonsense. The emperor's attire is not above criticism; it may be deficient by contempor- ary fashion standards. But clothed he is and clolhcd he always was. If the polilicians have been suffering from eye troubles. Ihey can altribute a porliou of the blame to scientists in gov- ernment service. The Science Council of Canada published last Ocloher a somewhat lurid essay entitled: Innovation in a Cold Climate: The Dilemma of Canadian Manufacturing. Sd- cnlisls bring their am as with them when they come to 01- lawa and Ihcir words arc ac- cordingly repeated in reveren- tial tones by the politicans who happen to read them. In this brief treatise on gov- ernment and economics (notor- iously unscientific Ihc council made frequent refer- ences to an "industrial sha- le gy." Sample quotations: "The council concludes that a national industrial strategy is urgently needed and lists some of the components cssenlinl lo the formulation of this legy." "If noll> parlies (government and induslryi arc willing lo co-operate a national industrial strategy can be for- mulated to produce substantial economic and social benefits in the years ahead." ft is perhaps logical to con- clude that, if we arc in urgent need of a national industrial .strategy, we do nol now have it. To judge from Ihc recent flow of jargon, this certainly is the impression that a number of politicians drew from the council's reporl. It is doubtless unfair to seize on sentences out of cotitexl but in Ottawa any phrase passing into fashion- able bureaucratic speech tends to acquire mysterious signifi- cance even though it may he utterly devoid of meaning. The next stage is, of course, for politicians to pledge them- selves in all solemnity to pro- vide what we are supposed lo lack; in this case an industrial blrategy. Plainly, the govern- ment is at fault. It should heed the scientists; produce a stra- tegy immediately; pluck it, presumably, out of some cabi- net minister's hat. Mr. Turner had not (lie slightest difficulty in showing lhat there had always been a strategy. At one time it was easier to comprehend because Ihe world was a simpler place. In the 19th century, we launch- ed the national policy o! tariffs So They Say 1 was under the impression Llial drug pushing is an ille- gal activity, punishable in every one of the 50 stales I have discovered that the more sophisticated forms of drug pushing are not only legal but flourishing in this country. Thomas J. Maclnlyrc, D-N.II., oil (tie high-power- ed Rdvcrt using of nvor-Lhc- counter prcscrip t i o n drugs. If moiiopnli.-st.k- unions arc lo continue to cot preferential Lrealmcnl by using Lhe slrikc ueapon and arrogant Llireata of coercion, it is difficult to con- ceive how J.fic va.st majority ot the American people can be rx- poctcd to show the restraint necessary Lo make (he anti- inflation program work. -Arch N. Booth of the U.S. Chamtar of Commerce, crit- icizing Pay Hoard .ipprovnl of a pay boost for coal miners in excess of the Ixianl's nun guidelines. as the complement of the East- West transportation policy. Its purpose was Lo encourage Llic development of infant indus- tries (some.of which have not stopped squalling from that day to For this purpose we also encouraged the inflow of capital investment and immi- grants. More recently and particu- larly, since the war, Ihe stra- tegy has been to encourage wider and freer trade. This has been complemented by a great variety of programs intended lo assist Canadian producers in taking advantage of market op- portunities around the globe, In general this strategy lias been reasonably successful as shown by Ihe pace of develop- ment, As Mr. Turner noted, we have increased Lhe percent- age of manufactured goods in Canadian exports from 10 in to :n; today. From some of the superficial chatter about ati industrial strategy it might he supposed Lhat we arc quite free to mix in this or thai component ac- cording to our choice. But we are noL, we never were, and neither is any other country. Even mighty United Slates had to devalue its currency. As Mr. Turner observed, Ihe national policy was not regard- ed as ideal even by Us authors. IL was considered at the lime the best available option, given the American closed door. Any government at any lime in Can- ada must adjust exisling policy to take account of Ihc realities in Lhe world. Mr. Turner dislikes (lie word jinrl reason. As he remarked, ii suggests some sort of military operation with everything planned from on high, this may explain its apparent popularity with the NDP. But government docs not play such a role in our society and Iherc is little evidence that Canadians expect it lo play that role. There is, on the con- Irary, much criticism that it in- lorferc.s Loo much with the producers and consumers who arc the prime decision-makers in our rronomy. The rola of government rnore modest, although very important. It can set out gen- eral guidelines, it can develop broad policies, it should endea- vor to create -a general climate of confidence (which it failed regrettably to do in the regime of Mr. Turner's But the possibilities open to it for modifying policies arc lim- ited as they would be for any other government with any concern for the general wel- fare. There Is no miraculous na- tional industrial strategy which can he plucked oul of a hat and put Lo use correcLing every de- fect in sociely and Iransform- ing every Canadian into a con- tended, prosperous citizen, glo- riously independent of Ihe im- perfect world. Furthermore, I h e adjust- ments which government can make are not becoming easier, they are becoming increasingly more difficult. The government could readily produce a stra- tegy which would salisfy Ihc shoemakers tomorrow, the problem is lhat if would anger consumers from coast to coast. But is is not merely a question (as it was to a great extent formerly) of reconciling diver- gent economic interests. Policy musl now accomod ate con- cerns which arc not primarily economic and may, at least in the short run, burden Ihe economy. The obvious example is protection of Lhe natural en- vironment. Mr. Turner has made rela- tively few speeches since be- coming minister of at least he has been' using a minimum of words Lo convey a maximum of pood sense. Tlus is a welcome change in Ottawa and a sound example for his cabinet colleagues. (Herald OHawa bureau) Looking backward Through The Herald 1322 That beautiful even shade of dark, glossy hair can only be harl hy brewing a mix- lure of Sage Tea ami Sulphur. Just an application or two en- hances your hair's appearance a hundred-fold. Advertisement; Men's solid leather work boots, with panco or leather soles, extra special per pair. 1912 "The nride of 1013 may something of a shock she sees her new said Alan Williamson, control- ler. "Biiill lor ulililv rather than appearance ihe new model will be a cooking and healing unit anci nothing more. The Lethbridge YMCA Leaders' Corps of 50 boys and girls succeeded in winging the Alberta YMCA pro- vincial Leaders' Corps annual gymnastic and games competi- tion. 19G2 President Kennedy and Prime Minister Mac-mitlan have worked out plans for Uvo days of hiph policy talks in on the Berlin silua- lion and other world problems. The Utlibridge Herald aw Vth SI. S.( Lcthbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGE HERALD LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905-1954, by Hon. W. A, BUCHANAN Second Class Man HegMrallcn No 001? W.emter of Tho Canadian Preis and Ihe Canadian Daily Newspaper Pubflshers' Association and trie Audit Bureau cl Clrculoflorvs CLEO VJ, MOWERS, Editor and Pubtliher THOMAS H. ADAMS, Genoral Manager DON PILLING WILLIAM HAY Managing Ed'lir Tpifor ROY F- 'AILE5 DOUGLAS K. WAI KFR Rdyerdsing fciJilarial HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;