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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOOT THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1946 CO, LTD. PoWMxrs at ijetUbtidfe, Albctta. JL BUCHAKAIt d Managing JOBN TORRASCB if H. a. LONG Editor. Pensions But Not at 60 The MacNicol Resolution Quite a determmfid effort is be- (Toronto Star) ing mad. la Alberta sad Saskat- to j chewan to put ihe Dominion De-: increased old _ age pensions and j Mr ciaxton the other day j the provinces. There- was iin the federal brief about contri- C. R. MATTHEWS Secretary. v Member Audit Bnrtau 3CEKBEX OF CASAWAX rm to tit a( so c or to AaweixtKi is tste ssd tea! ones of AU at Commons Those promoting reforms must have MscN -esolution a few'days ago urga pen- con- _ Weerec-is the tha anyone go 10 form the Sasxatcae- j cars exoect at present. It JS depen- Hive, basin. Alberta of a ioint water resc-jrces board for The government itself has a .v. F1315 nail things the ceveiopmsn. c- Weerec-is the thaT a that Mr. Glen was trying to ;te conference develoament m Aloens, :o reach as agreement. The fec- ers! proposal is thai the Dominion A: TO 65-69 Share Share Total Millions Millions 5200 nil 17 34 The Dominion brief said that the cost of 65-69 assistance might greater than this esti- mate. Mr. Clastbn's latest figures for the total cost is S240.000.000 f Authorized as Second Clist Vtfl. Post Office Department. Ottawa J The Heraid Serves the Mr. How a Tnag from she riding could ge: up In Parliament i and say that high employment in Canada producing goods for export would mean that emr-Soyrserit would drop in ihe importing country, and that Canada would be poorer be- cause the wealth of productior: I be sent cut of the country m! exports, we can't for the life of as Me. It must be one of those Queer quirks of Social Credit thinking no; even the alleged er can explain. itr. Member for told Commoners the other cay speaking on the loan to what is outlined in the above if Canada esports to Britain Canada, will be poorer, and Britain will be poorer because people ia Britain wjil be dane out of employment nuking the things we export. Mr. Hansel! evidently doesn't believe ia trade. r'He -appears to fMnir we'should, to back to the "good old when each rnirn cut down his trees, his own house, cobbled hie own shoes and spun his own wool ..asd flay for clothing. International trade does not differ from internal trade. Surely it is good business for -Macleod constituency farmers to raise wheat and cattle, horses and hogs, to prodace coal and oil aad 'natural gas to trade for lumber aad rcteel and manufactured, goods, whether the trade is with the lumberman of British Columbia or the engine-maker on the Clyde, j Trade makes the whole world- er. It is the only way the world can enjoy the good things of life, the "only way that bast producers produce wealth on a, mass basis and get it distributed to these who can J produce other kinds of wealth better on a mass basis. The Mec- constituency produces some -of the best wheat aad the best the world. Would Mr. Haa- fsell-fcavt farmers keep the] ;-wheat piled up in bins and thej -.cattle grow old on the range be- cause they represent j the producer cculd sot find a %tomach large enough to consume? The other day we heard of an old Stadias oa the Blood Reserve who liss several hundred corses'Which will not sell because, with her "memory of the olden days, horses the sign of -wealth. The horses eat up grass which might be -used to raise a lot of fine cattle the needs, but she persists in keeping the horses which the world 4oes not need because to her they "are the symbol of wealth. We're afraid Mr. trading philo- sophy is rery much, like that of the aged Blood Indian squaw. Both Canada and Britain -Till Tjenefit by reason of the loan. Well wheat and meat to Britain she desperately needs at this time, and probably ia return well fce able to buy a shirt and some %ool hose which are tremendously short here. We hope for Sir. Han- KS.'s sake that the cotton producers of Southern. "CT.S. and Egypt to not decide to stockpile cotton ss wealth mad prolong the shirt famine in Canada. Apparently some provincial gov- water development beard set bv the three Western in a j very deferent from that] presentee to the House and by j Alberta and Saskatchewan By WILFRED H: GOODMAX There is one comment heard oc- _ J essioaaily by newspapermen is res- isters. The facts, ss oroaght out sy on u.-- the Resources Minister, are that never fails to catch their atten- hirties the' generally comes from an who hES jllSt Thousands of Words a Day since away baci m ine Dominion Resources Department has been trying to secure co-oper- ation of the Prairie Provinces, and f :he headings of his favorite jour- nal says to his companion. no: much in the paper today. Joe." of Alberta, in the protec- j AS a ruie. such as observation is lion the Eastern Slope of the' made by one who is looking for the sensational type of For Fanning U.S, -we think, is making a ranch better job of getting soldiers to re- turn to the farm than Canada. Throughout the Middle West, where farm help is badly needed, atten- -tion of the GTs is being drawn to the farm by putting on classes at coaniy high schools, and by per- mitting veterans to draw additional pay wKIe they are soldiers-m- training on the farm. Thus there Js program of funneffiBg returned men -vrtth any inclination io go farming for themselves later back into farm jobs. Here in Alberta we have only two agricultural schools, and Tery little stress is being pat on farm training of the veterans looking to their be- coming farmers. Our attitude is that veterans had better stay away from the farm, and that's just what most of tfrem art doing. Rockies to the end that iaier- provmeiai water sources may be made safe snd so that the waters 3 may be developed. Alberta been asked scandal, the big accident toll of many lives, crime, or s. scorching blast of cri- ticism from a politician. Certainly. few of those who have made a simi- and1 Isr remark at one time or other with Ottawa to this end. It was pointed out by Ottawa that, where- as the Dominion used to spend more than S200.00Q a year on the protection of the forests of the Eastern Slope, Albena, since taking over ia resources in the early thirties, has been spending only some a year. The Dominion, therefore, offered Alberta a proposition to place ihe Eastern Slope forests under Domin- ion jurisdiction, and to provide the money with which to carry ca the forest fire fighting service. The Dominion offered a joint board to advise oa the problem. Alberta de- murred, stating that it did no; want to alienate in any way the forest resources on the Eastern Slope which had been received in the transfer of the resources. But Alberta did suggest that, as ihe forest cover of the Slope protected the sources of the rivers flowed east not only through Alberta but through Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the Dominion should make a yearly grant to enable proper protection to be carried out. This grant was, of course, to be made by the Dominions and spent by Alberta as the Province might see very -usual Alberta suggestion, as we have come to know, by which Alberta would undertake to spend the money if the Dominion woald provide it. The Dominion had even, gone so far as to suggest a joint board of the Dominion and the Prairie Provinces to advise in carrying on.this carried on by the Dominion in about ore-third of ths Eastern Slope which lies in the national parks in con- tinued to demur. Manitoba was the only. Province to show reach inter- est in the proposal. It is most unfortunate, therefore, that when the three Prairie Provinces at the suggestion of ths Manitoba Government did decide to set up a water resources board, the Dominion Government was not asked to join in the undertaking. Especially is it unfortunate in view of the fact that the Dominion Re- sources Department had been the first to suggest such a board. How foolish it is to say that tSe Dominion is now trying to "find an excuse not to assist the Prairies in the water conservation projects promised" !s shown by the fact that the Dominion Government has already committed itself to half the cost of the St. Mary- Milk Rivers development including the whole cost of the St. Mary dam, and is the only Government which has rrtade a money vote for water conservation and irrigation develop- ment in the post-war years. That is the answer to Premier political statement en the matter. IE days long ago. a Canadian cit- izen could buy a. copy of a news- paper and read every'word printed hi it from the top of the first col- umn on page one 'to the bottom of the Jast column on page four. Ee could do it in an hour or so. But not now. Present dav dailv newspapers, even while aetrsprint is rationed, contain anywhere from to 60.000 or more" words. Any- one trying to read every word of thai would use ua a big portion of the day. Probably the main reason for TTtainrair-.: principle of freedom of thought and speech by setting an example in the editorial col- umiif. and bv encouraging readers to write letters to the editor ex- pressing their opinions. In the attempt to p_erform these duties well, and not in. any busi- ness profit motive, is found the need for printing words a "than any one person will read. Thus Canadians have reached a __ ------_ point where they must choose every :ciaent with a j day what poraons of the printed ,the hideous matter they shall read. And the reader who desires the most bene- fit from a newspaper is the one who has learned how to make a balanced selection of what is of- fered. A yrmn in Winnipeg frms cvsjtem- atized the reading of his "paper. When he first picks is up, he goes through the pages quickly from front to hack. On this trip through, he is little more than a headline glancer. But he has a pencil in his hand with a thick black lead. This he uses to put a circle around the headings of the news stories, editorials or articles in which he is particularly interested. In do- increase in the size and con- i teac of neicspapers is the respon-i sibility of a. free press to. a free i people. The accepted role of Caaa- I dian newspapers is not merely to sell as many copies as possible" and to carry as reach advertising as can be obtained. The newspaper is a servant of the neople first and a business enterprise second. As a servant, its duties are to keep the public fully informed about activi- ties within the community it servas. in the nation and throughout the world. It mirrors developments in art, music, literature, business and finance, social welfare, sport, gov- ernment, and a hundred and one other phases of man's endeavor. Of equaT importance, a, newspaper this, glance at hs ration a nasty a day's history in ihe world. He has found out what happened on the market, who won the hockey game, what occupied the attention of parliament, the latest word on crop prospects and the last minute situation on the international front. Then he goes back to pagft one to read carefully the items he has marked. In case he hasn't time to cover all the ringed subjects at the first sitting, he keeps the paper to finish later in the day or eve- ning. PICKED UP IN PASSING TOR TBS BUSY READER A rally of from the Cal- gary district will be held on the occasion of the visit to Calgary sn October of Lord Rowallan. Chief Scout of the British. Empire. Alexander David Sedore, 92. who in his youth pioneered in Western Canada and helped build the first bridge over the Heel River in Mani- toba, died at his home in Jackson's Point, near Toronto. John R. Tondervcld. crane oper- ator, died in Seattle or bams re- ceived when tons of molten metal exploded at Use Northwest Steel Rolling Mills, injuring seven other mqn, seriously. Information tabled in the com- mons showed that up to Dec. 31. 1945, there were 214 Canadian serv- ice personnel still listed in the mirarag category. Thev were -CS airmen, four naval personnel and two soldiers- Walker Taylor has replaced P. F. Oil JJtdL, in Calgary. Mr. Taylor was formerly in charge at Norman Wells and was director of the Port Xcrraan exploration for ihe Canal project "George Wells. lindsay. Oct., fot rancher, wasn't stumped when a mother fox refused to discharge duties expected of her as parent of four pups. He borrowed a nursing eat, and reported tabby had ac- cepted the quartet as her own. Dr. Pclham Edgar, cha' of the Canadian Ptoundatioc, Inc.. announced in Ottawa that the governor-general. Viscount Alex- ander, had consented to act as patron of the Ptoundarion, succeed- ing his predecessor, the Earl of Athlone. Major Catherine FaJvey. 35 of Somerviile. Mass, returned from her duties at Nuremberg, where she was assigned to the office cf coun- sel for prosecution of Axis war criminals, to announce that she will be a Democratic candidate, for Congress. Canadians are finding the mili- tary bimk a useful article in ciolian life. War Assets Corporation said in Ottawa, in re- porting sale of of the sleep- ing familiar to practically every ex-serviceman. A survey is being made into pav- ment of income tax. by 403 Canadian firefighters who served in Britain during the war. Revenue Minister McCann said in Ottawa. A com- of the Commons recentllv recommended that firefighters get income tax exemption and other benefits given the forces. A chest of Jewels, believed lost in the fire which destroyed the 32-room raansiQn of Samuel In almost aH walks of life. taelRubel. weathy brewer Eoslvn man who is well-informed does a XT-c" better job, gets more enjoyment out of living. Happily, to become -s-eli-inforraed, one needs only to buy a choose paper wisely that paper. every what day and he reads No Delay In Redistribution By UH.wr.ggi. BLOOM that nothing may be clone about redistribution at this session due to inabSitv to get Ontario and western prairie members to agree to any reduction of their seats in the house, are discounted in. government circles. There has been no indication that the government would recede from its announced intention in ths speech from the throne to proceed with a redistribution ss required under the existing: law. To postpone redistributiori would require another amendment to the BJNJL act as was done during the war. It would be just ss easy to amend the act to get a new basis of representation. Quebec members would resist such a delay isith all their might. They are demanding with undoubt- ed legal justice on their side an. .increase in their representation relative to the other provinces, ad- justed to Quebec's population growth. As the BJSJL act now stands, this would mean a. loss of three seats In Manitoba, four seats in Saskatchewan and possibly one m British Columbia. The Quebec members, to win both Ontario and prairie support, have proposed, as previously recited In these des- patches, to amend tha B2C.A_ act by using the present number of Ontario seats. 82. as a divisor into Ontario population, to get the unit of population, instead of Quebec's 65 into Quebec's population. This would leave Ontario repre- sentajon unchanged, but increase Quebec's from 65 to 73 or 74 seats. But. some prairie members con- sider politically unwise. These members think western settlement would prefer to see the Quebec seats remain at 35 aad nave On- tario's cut down to her factual rep- resentation by population. That .Y., was found in the ruins, "in the cellar. fuH of water, hundreds of cases of Scotch whiskey and other liquors stood exposed 'among the debns. The permit for the construction of 300 wartime low-rental houses in Calgary nas been issued to the Shoquist Construction Western Ltd. Tie work has -already been commenced and Ered Shoquist ex- pected to have the houses built bv Nor. 1. provided men anrj material are available. 4THE LIGHT THAT MUST NOT FAIL" in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Wild Goose, a Remarkable Bird (By HENRY H. GRAHAM, in "Our Dumb Isible clanger. Experience has con- vinced me that this strategy is i planned for the sake of self-pre- the noblest of all birds is j serration. Wild ducks follow much the same procedure. One of the magnificent Canadian honker, perhaps the best known species of wild goose. All of us are distantly familiar with the "honker" through seeing vast numbers of them flying overhead in typical V-shaped for- mation during the migrating sea- sons, spring and fall. A gander leads the formation and he prizes his position very highly, often fight- ing hard with other eligibles for the job. Even after he lands it he mar have to battle in order to retain the coveted position. It is. indeed, a place of trust, honor and dignity. Big honkers often weigh as much as twelve pounds. They are strong and sturdy and can be vicious when danger threatens. They are most belligerent at nesting time and will even challenge a human being on occasion. Two young boys once told me about an experience they had with a gander on a lake shore. They were on a nature hike and entirely unaware of the presence of wild life when the gander charged them, head down, body stiff with anger. Taken aback by the sudden and -un- expected appearance of the huge goose, the lads retreated slightly, then held their ground while the bird jabbed his strong bill against could be done by gTtipprjjng the B.N.A. rule which says no decrease in Ixmse .of commons seats may be made unless the population of province decreases by "more than five per cent between" any two 10-year census takings. Even though this would mean a iemporarv loss of rjrairie seats until the next 10 -year' census of 1951, these western members think it would be desirable to accept such a temporary loss rather than have a national quarrel over in- creasing the Quebec federal mem- bership providing take a cut, too. Ontario had to The Romance of the Garden citizenship as Canadians even if they cannot speak either of oar official or Eng- lish. We are going to do this be- cause raaay of them have been, in fact, good citizens of Canada. This is a one an empty one. Because to their neighbors thev are still going to be if they do have the right to-call themselves Canadians. We. are going to give to those who served in TTis Majesty's Cana- dian armed forces the right to claim citizenship after one year's resi- dence in. Canada. And yet at tae same time ve are continuing tj dis- criminate against loyal, Caaadian- bprn Japanese who served with dis- tinction ia theatres of war. Their Canadian citizenship, for which they willing to risk their, lives did in fact risk act given them, much protection from the vicious race prejudice to which they, as a class, are subject- ed at the present time." Nobody values anything they get easily. Xobody caa apnreciate tae value of something they have al- ways possessed. And if Canadian dtizeaship is to be of any value to our new citizens is should be something which is hard to receive which, once it has been re- ceived, should nave some real mean- ing, I think it is a big mistake to be- stow Canadian citizenship upon a persoa -who caanot sneak either rreach or English. In fact I think we might solve a great many of the problems facing Canada today if we required every citizen to speak both French aad English, I thiak, too, that before a person should oe permitted to obtain Canadian citi- zenship, he should know some Ca- nadian history, ana should be able to read and write, in oae of our languages. I think, too. that when a persoa has Snally proved his fitness to re- ceive citizenship, that the award of that citizenship should be made in an impressive, puolic ceremoay. This should oe done to impress upon that persoa aot only the great privi- lege which has been bestowed upon him, bat to impress upon him the secretary of the Adult Association, and Dr. G. Fred Mc- SaHy, retiring deputy minister of education. Appeals On By C. A, BLOOM was learned here Mondav morning that the gorem- nient plans to make far-reaching r in the future in flcfcrnTtivi Canada's income tn col- vage fell on deaf ears as thev drove iecJons. through certain areas of Stamford f blv be mace at session appeal court would be estab- to hear appeals against de- rested for picking up the salvage Ja advance of the Red Shield vehicles. They were court costs. would be followed, accord- to reliable information, by the j appointment of a royal commJssion to investigate the whole income tax collection system from top to bot- t torn, and make recommendations Inquiry has been ping on for lor simplification of the now enor- mousftr_Pc0mplIcated methods of the shire trut Canadian military head- quarters, in London, would not com- ment on the cause of he investiga- tion. Hcadley-has been the scene of at least two disturbances during the last year. Canadian soldiers de- tained there- on VE-Day demon- strated for additional clgaret ra- tions and recently there was an g y However it has to come off some. ,Ilcie aji which begin to time, so the good ladies had better outbreak by British troops impns- that tune also. Mother's Day is' keep their walking shoes handy. oned there department. Such a report however, may re- quire a year, and possibly two for investigation and compilation. In the interim an appeal court will be set up. according to pres- ent government intentions. Loud complaints have been heard by a senate committee on tax re- form this session against arbitrarv decision of the income tax collec- tion division. What is going to be the use of being able to call yourself a Cana- dian, if people are going to look at the way you spell your name with a Questioning arch to their eyebrows. What is going to be the use of Canadian citizenship when the head-waiter in the public din- ing room looks at the color of TOUT skin, and then tells you he is sorry but the regulations are. What is going to be the use of Canadian gives you the right to you cant tinder- stand a the rival candidates say or write in their election speeches and advertisemeats. THAT BODY OF YOURS (JAMES W. BARTON, High Bfcwd A few years ago appendicitis and operations for appendicitis, popular subject for general discus- sion; today the popular subject blood pressure. This is only nat- ural because the greatest cause ol death is heart strokes vrhile brain strokes (apoplexy) are becoming in- creasingly common. It is the break- ing of a blood vessel that the heart stroke and brain stroke usually because of high blood pres- sure or at least pressure too high for the blood vessels of the patient. Xow there is nothing much can be done for the patient whose blood pressure is high, because his blood vessels have become hard from loss of elastic (muscle) tis- sue la their walls. High blood pressure in these cases is neces- sary to push blood through these hard non-elastic blood vessels. How- ever there are many individuals whose blood pressure is high be- cause of nervousness or emotional disturbances which cause a tighten- ing and of the blood which of course requires extra pres- sure to pump blood through them. Although no disease of the blood vessels ss present in these cases the individual suffers many of Site symptoms of high blood caused by hardened arteries. In the Canadian Medical Associa- tion Journal Drs. R. E. Beamish and J. D. Adamsoa report success in the treatment of 10 patients with, the nervous or emotional type of high Mood nressure by the "use of Barker's sodium thiocyanate meth- od. More" than half the patients felt free of symptoms by the use of this treatment and the blood pressure was reduced in all of the ten points systolic and about 20 points diastolic. There were mild reactions from the drug in five of the ten cases. j Best results by this method were f obtained in cases where there was little or no damage to heart, blood z vessels or kidneys. Drs. Beamish aad Adams state that if cases are carefully selected a? even better results would be ob- tained, and that all patients should -be carefully watched to prevent severe reactions. They found that severe symptoms or dangerously high pressure, not relieved bv other treatmiens should be given this ihiocyanase treatment- Whitehall Notebook 20 Years Ago Prom the Piles of The Lethbridge Herald. Spring -work is expected to "oe general in the West this week. Farmers are busy seeding In the Champion district. Splendid larnb crops have been reported from Cardston. Engineers James and Sharp are in Glenwood to select a site for the railway station there, Cheap irrigated lands of southern Alberta are attracting farmers of Idaho, Utah and other mountain states. Views of the Press FEES FOR THE CPort Artliur News-Chronicle) One of the clauses in Ontario's x. new liquor act which has had little Then, wioiin the next Sve public attention to date bat which years we are going to welcome to K ukelv to come into more proniia- this country as new citizens iznmi- eace 2t operates is that which grants from various parts of Europe, f makes those who sell the liqusr I believe jt is only right that before those people be granted citizenship entry into this they should be required to swear a solemn oath declaring their will- ingness to take up arms to defend this country should it be invaded, and, if the government decides that those arms should be bom else- where, that they will bear them wherever the goVemment fees fit difficulty there is sure to be In proving the association of events. to sand them. are a brcadminded, friendly we are just as shortsighted acd prejudiced in our individual dealings with indivi- duals as we are broadminded and friendly when we deal as a group with abstract principles. We have a lot to learn, and a lot of changes to make in our habits of thinking, before Canadian citizenship is go- ing to be worth very much to the people to whom we are giving it so easily. responsible for mishaps to the con- sumers. It is provided that if a man is killed or injured because of drunkenness claun can be rr.sdc against the proprietor of the drink- ing place. Already some of the legally mind- ed commentators have expressed the opinion that this provision wSl be entirely owing to the It involves, too, the age old ques- tion of when is a man drunk, along with the ability of purveyors to judge when a customer has had enough.. Tne courts Jfcay be called on to make some delicate decisions before acceptable precedents are set. In the meantime there msy be a ten- dency, if proprietors are wise, to police their places more carefuHy and to be more prompt in refusing to serve those Who have had pre- vious servings. i- By JAMES McCOOK (Canadian Press StaST Writer) LONDON, The colorful Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and the prosaic British Bobby have this in of them in parliament usually brings praise for their -work. The British, houses of commons and lords have passed the police bill, designed to increase efficiency of English and Welsh police organ- ization through reducing the pres- ent 179 separate forces to about 135. Speakers in- the debate ail praised the "Bobby'' ia- war aad peace. The existing establishment of 58 county police forces wfll remaia.but mergers of smaller forces within the counties will'be "facilitated. As Vis- count-Samuel, a former, .home, sec- retary, separate forces should be ample to retain local gov- emmeat influence in the coaduct of services. English Pouliot: Rupert De la Bere. Conservative member for Evesham, aas a persistence in house activities much like that of J. Francois PouIIoi, Independent mem- ber lor Temiscouata, ia Ottawa. Dr. De la Bere often raises 'K voice in protest against government E doings. The "vocal chords of this f- alderman of the City of London are so stroag that Vernoa Bartlett, Independent member of Bridg- water, suggested after a blast the other day that Speaker Clifton Browa should consider placing Mr, De la Bere in a remote corner of the house as a safeguard for other members' eardrums. King's Memory: Although there has been a revulsion against statues in man-? TJnited Kingdom cornraua- Ities, plans go forward isith public support for the national memorial to King Geove V to be. erected near Westminster Abbey. Final dra-sings for the moautaftnt, which, will have a statue of the bearded kiag oa handsome base, have just been completed aad con- struction work probably will tie started sharilv. Another statue Hkely to be ap- proved by Londoners is a suggested memorial to Presldeat Roosevelt. NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER! ;