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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHMlDGt HMAID David Humphreys Belfast Move To Remedy Social Ills Safely The three astronauts have been the world during this time the bun safely returned to It is an dreds of people who were pictured oWovomcnt ranking with the sueshot and floating down the Mekong Last three changed be citys housing pro mini wMea UKO from BELFAST The door opened gram to aecameoate fte e cautiously a after last years Prot commotion in the hall outside estants then eorcplained that Catholics wire jetting prefer chaias of their eariron achievement ranking with the suc cessful flights to the moon because so many obstacles had to be over Some of the thrill experienced by onlookers stems from the awareness that human intelligence and cour age triumphed blind There may also have been just a lit tle in the fact that the inachihe was made to bend tojmans When machines to perfec tion they are a bit intimidating so it is reassuringwfcen man isable to demonstrate his mastery over a re calcitrant s There an inconsis tency in the tremendous concern shown for the safe return of three astronauts and the seeming indiffer ence to the deaths of others around river from Cambodia or the scores of boys buried by a snow slide in for But the astro nauts seemed more real because so highly Those who believe in God as hav ing no favorites may be discomfitted by the thought of offeringHim thanks for the safe return of the three astronauts as urged by President Richard Questions about Gods relation to those who are riot delivered fromdeath are apt to Yet it is a well proposal expressive of relief and The three men belong to all man They hadventured into alien space and have come back to us on earth our home and their Tmdeaus Stand While the drama of recovering the astronauts from their misadventure in space was an exciting thing has been happening in Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has been taking a firm stand against pressures from the United States to withdraw the Arctic pollution bill or to defer acting on it some in ternational agreement can be reach Nationalists and almost every one has a measure of that cannot help but be stirred by the way Canada is standing up to the United At a time there Arctic ice pack in unspoiled form is vital to all mankind and not just the few residents of the An oil spill in the Arttic waters would be It is very late in the day for man kind and the business of pollution control has to be given a greater de gree of urgency than it has received to Canada has served notice to the rest of the world that action can not wait for international agreements reached There may be some cause for the protest of the unilateral stand taken But the protest re the office of a city public hous ing In hurried a worried seeking the officials atten He calmly introduced her as a Belfast city She paused to acknowledge the dearly there were more important matters that morning than meeting They disappeared to gether into the Theyve been chased the official said as he returned a few minutes ottering Literally chased from their homes Surety intimidated and they want to Here was this of ficial that bousing was not the cause of unrest in Bel These people wanted to move from some of the postwar relatively modern pub lic housing There was DO denial of the need for much more bousing to clear slum areas but an opinion about causes by a man who ential The social evil of slums eaa be seen in children playing in the brick and rabble of vacant lots in Belfast and Lon The lots are vacant because local government rehousing pro grams are under way but the efforts so far are com pared with the The government of Major giving hous ing top priority among its re has pledged to build 00 houses within the next five with million aid from Roughly 00 public bousing unto have built in ail Northern Ire land since the Speaking in Major ChiehesterClark said the troubles were in no small de gree attributable to bad Whatever this is something which the Shankfll shares with the and it must be our aim to offer ttan something better MiuUler of Development Brian Faulkner told a Union ist meeting that he is far from satisfied with eftarti far rebnUdiac are rot nine M per cent behind desired Here was an example of in in Faulkners words In a high density bous ing area such as 99 per cect of lie bous es have no inside toilets in the ShantUl 97 per cent have no hot water supply in Crom ac per cent have no fixed bath mDonegall Pass e per cent have no wash In a surrey of housing The Belfast Tdjraph reported that a B dead acd a further quarter Travel oat for one mile from the Belfast General Pest Office ia Royal Avenue and every house you be The Telegraph Condition have changed tit tle in these areas since 1S5J when OHankn Walks Among the Poor of Bel fast A few hundred yards from main thoroughfares be found houses where serem aduMs lived and slept ia one room often without windows and open us all Similar situations could be found ad be wrote Time and will are need ed to change all this social his Money his guaran teed by All the reforms the unarmed votes for all over ombuds men can be carried out only if the communities have the will and give government the Time is needed to put the reforms into alleviate the conditions of The government is setting op a Central Housing Authority at the mstiumeat of enormous increase in boose hniMiif Leg isWkobas been approved but eke has Presumably it wOl ova set all public housing conrtrnrtian and guarantee that aD renting is carried oat without discrim basis of In this field questions await For how will the authority rdate 0 the att up after the war byStamoat lor purposes now attributed to fee new authority The Tnst has been slower the heal authorities in building pro But ca be trfuei that akeady had am mm MI concern over fi mains weak because of seeming Am in erican indifference to protecting the Arctic Various schemes of exploiting oil reserves of Alas ka have been proposed which have provoked alarm in geologists but no reassuring position has been enunci ated by the If such a position nancial dominance itis refreshing to of political But thenTis a far deeper signifi cance to the Canadian stand than Uncle Sams Even those who are committed to inter nationalism and would favor interna had been taken there might have tional agreements can appreciate been less reason for Canada acting that the protection of the Arctic is of Perhaps Canadas action will serve to awaken the government to the gravity of taking risks with the Arctic environment and bring such critical importance de can be The Prime Ministers in Toronto defending his stand showed that he was acting in the best inter only of Canada but of the about policies that will the in the this eyi United States as He pointed out denceof genuine Canadas that the continued existence of stand seerris Weekend Meditotion The Meaning Ot The Cross Maumfs Mrtomrist pb rith W I tat I at Letters To The Editor PROBLEM in the Christian Church and our affluent society is that we have no conception of file meaning of the Thus man fails to understand the because he is not clever because he is not good Living by the pleasure he knows too lit tle of self sacrifice itiju Only as one shares an experience does he tin Paul understood the Cross be cause he could I am crucified The cross is lifes great It re veals people and Ihe toye of Here man can see the result of sins he takes for like gossip which distorts and de stroys human Or sensuality which mocks goodness and blinds one to Or protection which makes a man keep quiet in the face of Or a desire for security which leads a man to renounce his Your sins and mine are exposed at the so Rembrandt painted himself into the crowd jeering Why did Jesus go to tbe cross Why did he lake on himself the sin of the world Because it was Gods will for Because his sensitive conscience felt involved in the sin of his nation and the sin of the Because he believed that only by his death could man be God was in Christ and on the cross God was recon ciling the world to Jesus deliver ed men from bondage loosed us from our sins by his says John of the It is the law of life Without the shedding of blood there is no forgive ness of The suffering of the innocent must always redeem the There is nothing mysterious here it is what every parent In the cross man enters into fellowship wilh is no longer alienated from God or al enmity with but is forgiven and Jesus was the high priest who made the sacrificial offer Ing for the victim and priest Thus by various metaphors Ihe church sought fo find the essential meaning of the Sometimes the saw It as part of that redemptive mankinds strug gle with evil powers like fa and Sometimes they saw the harmony of society broken and pic tured the sacrifice of Jesus in terms of UN restoration of that harmony through right eous satisfying the demand of the universe for Sometimes the cross was symbolic of the God enter ing human to recreate trans form and bring him to a new stage of An creation wail ing for the appearing of sons of said Sometimes the church thought of mankind as a family and the cross as the Great by which the breth ren of Jesus were The Christian exhausted adjectives lo de scribe something that bad happened in his own Jesus bad ransomed him from redeemed him from the curse of sin and the become bis vindicator before He thought of the cross in terms of the market and the When one symbol is insist ed upon exclusively it becomes This is an epic drama depicting the total meaning of the fnd so that no man can hope to encompass it in his He who tries to get all heaven in his head will get his head At the cross the foundations of the wurld were laid Here is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the One un derstands the cross only in experiencing its constraint and compulsion leading man himself to suffer for livea life of sacrificial become a eltow sufferer wilh God in the redemption of the and to accept Ibe hard way of Ihe way ot Ihe as Gods So dy ing we The cross alone is Ihe key lo eternal Prayer Saviour I have nought lo in earth beneath or heaven but just my own exceeding need and ftiy exceeding Fewer Buses Meaii Added Problems City curtailment of ser vice means 1 an increase in the use of automobiles m problems for the low income and These two points translate inlo Ibe following problems traffic congestion The main traffic artery on the north for U already inadequate in handting the traf fic it now The downtown area is a nightmare on Satur Increased automobile use will magnify these existing dif parting probiems Streetside parking is ineffi and Only the newer shopping centres have adequate offstreet parking facilities reflect solutions of a bygone road damage Increased as wen as the initial fi traffic means increased uncial burden of purchasing a repair raising is an economic disaster cky and families operating on lim lifying any apparent saving from decreased bus air is the principal problem arising from increased automobile use as the level of carbon monoxide in the air duei to s the muUobcatioo of contribjtiog It affects drivers in traffic and pedestrian on the elderly Advancing age decreases driver ability in terms of muscle co and crisis Driving a car is tirikg for the elderly and con tributes to a loss In overall towIncome families Oar Insurance and maintenance ited youngsters Children who use public recreational facilities and live beyond walk ing distance bom them will be forced lo use bicycles in an in creasingly dangerous traffic It a obvious the city has made a By curtailing bus they are in creasing costs to both the city and tbe citizen and adding to health and safety Tbe initial error the city made was in assuming a public service should be A public service is not an eco nomic profitIon venture bat one that is necessary to tte common good and provided by tbe use of common funds in the same way that hospi recreational facilities and similar functions are made Economic inequality between members in a society requires that governments pro vide a measure of relief in terms of public The city should undertake the following measures increase bus service and discourage the use of private automobiles phase out gasolineengine buses and convert tbe entire operation to propane to coun teract carbon monoxide poUu lion redesign traffic arteries to provide bicycling routes for children and with min imum safety haiards Disunity I realize tliat much of your Ontario correspondents letter was intended for separatists Bon Voyage If Quebec leaves April but it is still evil It is very easy to say if Quebec wish her good especially if you intention of tryinglo preserve Canada But it would settle If Quebec can get away with why not other French speaking sections as and then why not sec tions that do not speak either French or English We have foreign agents behind all of it and every gaol to disunity win be a leverage to more disunity tin there is complete destruc There is also another aspect only too voiced by cabinet ministers as wen as Although the majority of Quebec is loyalj the opinion freely given that if separa tists gam a majority or even a fair sized minority they must be majority be consWened sufficient for The rights of loyalists are not even Yet these loy al people do not consider them A Safe Cigarette Give Him Another Chance By Dong Walker usher friend has not been on duty at church since the end of Doubtless he put on suspension as a result of the inappropriate greeting te gave me on Easter Since the church is the forgiving fellow ship it is surprising Ihal this chap was admitted lo Ihe Session absence of his name from the list of elders Ihe church bulletin cannot even be taken as some kind of Freudian slip because Terry McCoUs name was also omitted and shes a nalry nice person I am glad lo see my friend being given this vote of confidence and confess that Id like also lo see him be given another chance as an He has informed me that he has embarked on a serious bit ot research lo discover a more suitable albeit way lo greet dirty rat at the church I would like to know what he comes up with wouldnt you Cigarette smoking is bad for iis right All the facts prove Never was there more infor mation published on its deroga tory effects to human heart and We cigarette sre really yet we keep smoking right Well then why doesnt someone invent a new cigarette not made with tobacco but nude of something else Think of thebenefit lo public health such a cigarette would Im sure thousands would switch 10 the new cigarette rather than quit smoking alto 1 know I U wofcH he great to smoke all you wanted o without worrying abotil that nicotine coating yotir Something tells me this his been thought of PoMibljr such a cigarette has even been produced but the great bflbon dollar tobacco industry hat no doubt bushed it up and bought off tbe Anyway why should Iris bo when tbe health of the pubbc is at stake Why cant we have a tobacco free cigarette Someone could make a tot of money telling such a cigarette at even the tobacco industry Where an tbe promoters I dont want to die of coronary heart or cancer of tba do you Well lets investigate this if you never hear from again youll know Ive either been bought off or bumped LORRAINE selves as Quebecers but Canadians and theiefuie not a minority but of the Just what is the use of Canadian if Can ada win not protect your rights but over to a bunch of cutthroats who give you no rights whatever Isnt being a Canadian worth anything If you may as well join the And that is exactly what we and not tat in And 1 do like small chodfike faith in They say she is our only de fence arid insist on her being the only and crippling that if Whereas the Commonwealth and the are greater than Russia and China these crea tures would wind up with the and some part of Canada against the The odds have already shifted from 3 to I in our favour it 9 to 2 agains us in 25 and getting rapidly And all the time we have the power to make the odds in our favor But at long as we encourage disrup tion there is no Who needs a war to destroy us when we do such an efficient Job of destruction on Does this scare you I doubt this childlike faith re fuses to be Bon voyage but where fo SPENCEft utilize oneway and dead patterns of traffic control minimize congestion and crease parking JOAN time and can be M question that oae eea tral agency ia future wffl bt more likely to et renibj tkaa the Trust and Ike heal in the The cabinet beabd Major ChkherierCbrk their determiaatioa U Mt programs through and to are them before their IMna The same cannot be said far a majority of the Umoaiat party caucus where acceptance has ranged from bad grace enthusiasm hard to Some Unionists have yet to be convinced of tbe real need for reform They an Ska the Armagh city council which rejected Declaration of fair eojpJoyment on the ground that no discrimination WU1 is ircportant at Stormont because opposition is inevitabto at local levels where tants will be reduced in heir total Sectarian priri liges will be The Central Housing Author with fair Calhouc and Prot estant will from local The dis arming of tbe police and tha disbandment of B regarded by the ProtesUnbj as essential to the Protestant mij are only part of the pol ice v Legislation has been passed providing for a Police a Police Association and a Po lice Advisory aU wilh of Cathol ics Protestants and viiious sections of be authority will have complete thority over the civilian An impartial reviewof tha 1 being set Even before it started rumors flew that tba government had decided to re place locally elected authori ties with appointed It would be entirely free to gather evidence and recommend chang Major duchesterClark told Unfortunately rumors abound and prosper in the present vol atile atmosphere Northern tbe Easter disturbances are settled the gov ernment needs nothing than a period of peace and quiet The next potential flashpoint Is Jury 12 when tbe Orange Or der holds its traditional parades and Tbe order could rcake a salutary contri bution to Northern Ireland by cancelling its parades this But it has already announced that they are going I talked to a number of peo ple here who want nothing more than summer free of They are not confident by airy But tbe govern ment with some support from Protestants as weU as Catho lics is on the right Its formidable task is not only to remedy social It must create conditKns wbera Kke those at the city are not moving out of perfectly satisfactory bousing because of real orimagined It must give a fan deal to the Catholic But must also convince the Protestants that the release some of their traditional priv ileges and advantages win not destroy their commumuei but make a society where au may HeraU Bweai LOOKING BACKWARD THKOUGH TBE HEiuuf There U no likelihood of poison gas being to stop the grasshopper plague in tbe prairie pi the dtpojt ment of agriculture announced Not only would gas kin the but it is certain that it would also des troy All but three attend ing Good Friday serricei in a small Romanian church were burned to a cinder when candle flames were blown against the fringes of a tapestry which burned the church and trapped the Tlie daily average of books circulated by the public library is 464 compared to 3M last The aa RCMP ship arrived n San Fran sisco becoming first ship to saiMbrough the North west Passage both From San tbe Roch will sail to compMetr tht NitUI American Sun Oil its initial try in the chant announced its Son Turin well flowed at a steady of cubic led TteUtithridge Herald 504 7th Alberta1 LETHBRIDGE HERALD and PaMttfcan Published 19W by BUCHANAN Kt tint Cnrtln mm mi Ita CmSilm Difi In Hmm at PIMM TBOMAI Gmnl Mannr lOt BALLA WTLUAX HAY Manarfnf Elitor Anocbfe UM XOY K1LU DOVQLAI K HI MrertllUf Hauiv laiilM IHE KERMD SERVES THE ;