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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta UTHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, I1. "7I Colin Ij Legislation no safeguard to have any repetition and futile war in Viet- Congressmen have been curbs on the pres- >wer to comtuil the nation ..itimate doubts, however, about such legis- an effective safegua-d ;iy in the future, on the history of U.S. Ihe war it is apparent served no braking Y.riioiigli Congressmen can iKH they were duped into !'resident Lyndon John- oi tiie war, that was because Ihe Congress- the great majority of s at the time were irn- anti-Communist hys- r.iatie them peculiarly sus- being duped. leKcan generally was ,is tiie U.S. role to protect the world from the menace of. cuin- munism wherever its ugly head might appear. That stance prevented any serious attempt to distinguish between nationalistic movements and Communist drives or between ver- sions of communism. No prudent cal- culations about war in Southeast Asia were possible given the moralistic mood of the good being obliged to thwart the bad. Passing of laws limiting the presi- dent's warmaking powers would not safeguard the nation i{ a similar mood developed again. The barriers would simply be swept away. are no assurances that mis- takes will not be repeated. Perhaps the best chance of avoiding a repeti- tion of a folly like walking blindly into tiie Vietnam morass lies in the process of a people growing more mature. More study of history might make people less vulnerable to emo- tionalism. Village Lake Louise Did the chairman o! the board of Village I-.ixe Louise Ltd. utter his conii-ier.ti on his proposed S30 mil- lion pnrec; during a moment of im- patichctj, IT by calculated inten- tion'.' is the substance of a chal- lenge L-s-ued by ihe National and Pro- Miicia! Association of Canada. .Mr. S'ruan Robertson, QC. chair- man of ihe board of Village Lake Louise, said on Feb. 9. 1972: Lake Lmnse Limited is a share cap- ital corporation owned 50 per cent by Imperial Oil Limited and 50 per cer.i by Lake Louise Lifts Ltd. Lake Louise Lifts Limited is a public com- pany with less than 50 shareholders, who reside in various parts of the country." Records ho'.vever. at least shareholders who are no; Canadians p.r.d are no: residem; of Canada. them '.'r.ev h-'.d 33 per cer.l of the shares. When challenged by the- NPPAC, Mr. Robertson admitted the error. t'ne association savs the ques- is immaterial to the main con- about the project, what confi- can the public or governments have in statements made by representatives of Village Lake Lou- ne Parl-is average person must by now a dilemma about the Village Lomse project. Regardless of questions are in attempt- i decide wise use of National like Banff, one must realize seldom clear-cut black or answers. v.-arrinj factions wilderness and development promo- are a: two extremes and it's :n iha: ore ext-eme or the other ihe solution. Support the festival Trie ?oriy second manual Leth- bncge ar.i -iisirici the usual range of events open for This year there are 1.450 entries e-r.c'mpasMng a total of about 7.000 ir.vo'.'.'ed, not for high alor.e. but for the sheer thrill ci Months of practice go into ever.' presentation. Teachc-rs. children and adults from all over the district have spent long, arduous hour.; getting prepared to do their stuff. Nov.' the time has arrived. There is a quality o! tension with e.xcitment at ever.' festival ses- sion, ine sp-intaneous. applause for a wel! done- the hush Lie aiijudicEior strides to the platform deliver the verdict; ihe sigh of relief when it's all over. But pen'-rrri'i-rs usually do their best in from of an appreciative aud- ience. So r. rer.: don't send vour youngsters to the festival. them share in their efforts which are the result oi rnanv hours oi work. Not only will you be lending EunporV to all the entrants, but your interest will give encouragement to the or- ganizers behind the scenes without whose efforts ihe festival would not he possible. ER C NICOL The school bus problem "PHE U.S. federal eiecton may be fought on the issue of bussing. This is not bussing in the Tnideau sense o.' t'ne word. Pucker po'.'.er is a purely Canadian Issue. What the Americans are making a moue about is school bussing. In the Flor- ida Govenior rode to vic- tory on the school bu.s silting at the front, needless to .say My o: the I. S. school problem is sketchy. I more familiar our OV.TI bu.s problem. That is, the bus problem as it rtlatts to my chil- dren's school, v.hich is a hive around large yello'.1: vehicles buzz v.ith a voracious appetile for the fares I pay. The school taxes are not the main drain on Daddy's nectar. Tr.om I could stand. The Oiing that is tilling me is tho suck, suck, suck of Ihe dimo or Uvyhiis for bus fare to lake my kids 0'hc-r than school. You see, our hoiLse is oniy a couple of blocks from the school. My children not only walk it they can practically jump it. On a clear day I can sec. the teacher's eyeballs rolling v.hen the sounds. Does that spare us the school bus? Yo'i bet your sweep beep it doesn't. Modern uation is geared, literally, tr, taking Ihe pupil ''into the community.'' Hence the main benefit of it givcs the child a year in which to get over becoming bus sick. Our kids were well into the elementary grades before v.e stopped sending them to school with their snack and their gravol pill. In the day of the little red schoolhouse, each morning tho child said goodbye to the cows and the chickens and the pigs, elirnb- M! into the school bus and travelled lo school to share an educational cxpcricnco rri-., Uncertainty about Zanzibar's leadership sassinated leader. The islands of Zanzibar and Ihe members of the Revolulion- Pcmba are formally parl of tho ary Command Council (HCC) United of Tanzania, who wield effective revoltition- but the fragile links between ary power Ibrough liigh-lmnded not apply to the, majority o! in stnmele the Mm mnmhm-c nf Rovnlnlinn. HOWeier, In tlllS Struggle U1C bloc when, as the chairman in charge of education, be insist- He has a kit of support In thu with the teacher, l.o.-t one of cur kids hit me for a quarter EO that he could take a bus from the school to an agricul- tural exhibit where he coud learn some- thing from pigs, chickens and This is progress? I am not susoc-Fting tr.st s'.hool buildings are obsolete. If the school v.ere not there. the school boarrJ would Y.V.I: to build a bus depot. And there v, ould be no plir.c for Parents Meet the Teacher Day, without tiie ri.si: of the PTA being stowed in bases se rack. Also, what I shell out for bus transpw- would be v.orse if rr.y children plsved in the school band. Part-n'.-. v. ho decide to let their kids take trumpet lessons rion't know what they are letting themselves in for. It would r-e to hnv Jhcir ovn transit system. Please understand: I arn not knocking the educational value of hissing as part of a broader concept of "ijcation Us.t month my child's class board go on a S'.virnming party. Tr, not want to go on the .vAii rotild remain in a Ha.ssroorn Thanks to this optional program my kid was able to decide that if anything v.rr, going to be o-.er Ins head r v.oiild lx> water. No, what really uorrio-s tnr is tn.-jt. school bus may prove inadequate for lho long-range educational goal. A rumor is going around our kids' school that Three is Hying to Hawaii for a first-hand look at the growing of pineapples. Come to think of it, if the school was lo charier something, the bus is probabV the cheapest form of transient education Hitchhiking oxteptcd, of course. (Vancouver J'rovinco leaturt., real leader favoring genuine Cl) 01, ihc recM cf'a tcam Of if not in Ihe RCC it- integration could turn out to East German teachers because the two parts became even more precarious in the last few years of Karunie's rule. What Nverere will now bo measures. It would therefore be surpris- ing if the next phase in post- Karume Zanzibar were not to be not Jumbe, but the man ap- (hcir langllage skins wcre in pointed by Nyerere to be bis East Germans self. Hut lo emerge as a ma- jor figure in the new situation he must succeed in retaining and their protectors were out- the confidence of Aboud raged at the idea that the re- Jumbc, who is unlikely lo be Letters to the editor Vote for wilderness concept against development know The Herald is not re- sponsible for the msler.al that in the VTeeker'i o: the Saturday papi-r. how- ever, I would to piece by Senator Dcr.a'd Cam- eron of Eanft" Not Develop Our He begins by baying some nasty thingu opponents of "development'' like "bears and self-appointed nature lovers.'' He accuses '-the wilderness types" of emotionalism and ar- rogance. perhaps, but does not Senator Cameron ar- rogance in return? He would like all of us to think that those vrho disagree v.ith him are cranks. I don't belive that is SQ. Is not good? Surely nearly all of us helieve so, for in the Christian religion, nature is deemed sub- servient to man who has been given dorninance over all items in the physical creation so that he can use them for his pur- ui'h me and the hears is that have been brainwashed ever since we were cubs into believing that the national parks were areas that were to be largely excepted from that kind of thinking, Development, as we are slow- new minister of state Hassati Nasser Moyo. Moyo, a former trade union vohltioii'ary should be the effective ruler in anything name and prestige. Although only 52, Jiimbe Is by no'means a fit or active per- son. spent much of the. nine years since Zanzibar's iTvoluliim in Kasl European sanatoria. Ho is row reported lo In1 recovered troui a Jong- .slanriini! illness, but bis long period of strain lias bad its ef- fect on his pliysitpie. A former teacher, he was one of the few inlellectuals trusted by his late leader; but be did not oflen stand up to him. Indeed, nobody did, ex- cept on occasion Moyo. Jumbe is fundamentally a decent per- son with a sad immediate past record lo live down. If It is true, as is suggested, that he was not always altogether hap- py mill Ihc policies of Karume, hi- now has a chance to play the role of a Krushchev. It is unlikely, however, that be will be able lo overcome Ihe erra- ticism in bis personal behavior which will prevent him becom- iur; a reatly effective leader. Thai is why Moyo might turn out to be the more effective of the two. But a grcal deal is going to depend on the struggle for pow- er within Hie police and the army; Ihe commanders of both these forces, though opposed to each oilier, are equally opposed lo closer integration with the mainland. As a new start in the rcla- lions between the two parts of the republic, Nyererc's gov- ernment in bound to insist now on Ihe fulfilment of the treaty obligations undertaken at Ihe time of tiie union in Ka- rume, especially in the last few years, had drifted further away fi om his obligations, Tnc roost immediate press- Ing differences arise from the island's refusal lo band over its foreign exchange reserves to tlic union's treasury, amount- ing lo well over million, "Another opponent of the Village Lake Louise to "provide adequate facilites.'1 Suppose we do what he says. At 10 to 20 per cent increases what we will gel whether we want it or noi. every year it will lake 5 to 10 Is close lo an area of high bu years to double park visitors to man population density I vote four million per year; at which point facilities will be half enough. Since facilities are now none of Ihe parks will lie im- Even though a nationn! park these arc largely deposited in ttie London branch cf the Mos- cow Narodny bank under the to keep it largely wilderness personal account o! the late because in ttie very near future Sheik Karume. The second problem arises inadequate we must provide mune from the pressure for de- from Karumo's action in refus- ly beginning to learn, has its them _ in ,act doublc thcm _ velopment lhat now presses ing to pay over to the union's ,nhlh0 ,c _ Iho rfo. JasfK[ (he CUStOIIlS (lUCS COl- antithesis the certain de- struction of something else. But Seantor Cameron speaks for many when he says; "each time it is suggested thai ade- quate facilitie-b should be pro- vided for housing, feeding and double them again to care for the eight million visitors. Probably Cameron's percent- age figures should properly foe compounded which would is to say, every park is close lected in the islands, to high population in the same Until the financial Iransac- way that Calgary is close to lions can be regulated between Tokyo. If we develop Banff and Zanzibar and Tanzania, no fur- -lasper we will have reduced ther effective political develop- mean thai quadrupling of facili- the total area under protection mcnt is likely. Once Ibis ucs in a shorter time period, and hence reduced the number cleared up Nyerere would like roughly to years. In of people in (lie future who can the RCC to become an elected tiiis short future period, provid- have a wilderness experience, body, and to have the Zanzibar ing for all comers, as Cameron That is because the number of cry goes up. Last year two million people Die west- ern national parks and the numbers are Increasing by 10 to 20 per cent a year. The limited accommodations oE Banff and Jasper are taxed to implies, would give us fotir towns inside park boundaries people thai use a wilderness members of the Tanzanian Par- liament directly elected instead area will have to be limited in of, as now, merely nominated ing the summer peak and the Christmas holidays." We can see from the fore- Sunshine Village, four ski lifts and four bulldozed ski runs for every one that now exists; in the sixe of Banff, four more some way if the people of the by the KCC. the size of Jasper, eight-lane future are really going to be Knrume has defied Nyerere highways, a four-lane'road to able to sec what their North by setting bis face against any America was like 500 years be- form of election except for fore. the president himself which __.. A few years ago ,in oil man was insisted upon by Nyerere. poses. Now part of Ihe trouble going that Cameron's answer is fact a quadrupling of every hu- was asked the best place to drill But with Karume gone, young- man facility now existing with- in parks. Senator Cameron then tries Jasper Avenue.11 I can imagine impressing us with the vast s'n.a that if you asked "the iap None of these charges is of the national parks quoting of tourism" (Peter Hunt's going to be achieved quickly or phrase) Ihc best spot for Challenge Lo get involved well in Albcrla. He said cr leaders like Moyo rnigbl fa- "The corner of lot Street and vor the idea of the RCO sul> milting itself for an election. a mernhc-r of the Leth- brifige Minor Kockrry executive and of the AAilA Referees Committee. I am very much in- terested in the par- ent's letu.-r thanks needed in hockey, especially in minor h'xjkiry Keadinn the letter, on the surface and between the lines, f would that the letter hns sent by a frus- trated rather C'.ncernod parent who--'- tori's has just lost oui one of our many ci'y championr-hip- ft certainly bus trikeii Ihit concerned parent long froufrl] to become concerned, our association o'.er from the school hockey in some is years ago. 'I his is the amount of time I have donated to minor hockey in Lttliliridge. Ir would therefore appear that perhaps my concern for inirior is K little more than thai of ti.e concerflfjd partnt. The letter clearly that the writer is not at tisfied the present istration of through, simply by becoming INVOLVED. If the concern is so great to see our trophies why not pur- chase a ticket to our annual minor hockey banquet lo be held at the new Henderson Park Ice Centre, Sunday April at 2 p.m., where all the trophies will be displayed he- fore being presented to the win- ners, is a lot more one can learn about minor hockey oili- er than the three noted corn- figures of thousands of square easily. Zanzibar still remains miles and pointing oul lhat man tourist trap thev would say full of revolutionary potential; occupies only five per cent of "The junction of'the now Riv- the tolal. Let me point out that cr and Louise Creek.' Ihe figure is a rawr one because it neglects the areas of icefield.s, glaciers, and barren rock, and, as a practical matter man may Lelhbridge. presently occupy 1.5 per cent of Ihe area of certain plant com- munities, maybe 30 per cent of Ihn range of (lie moose and ?fi per cent of Ilie grizzly range. 1 do not know what the proper figures arc but I do know that but it is also full of people who are tired of the kind of revo- I wonder who would get rich lutionary leadership they hnve the quickest. known for the last nine years. JOHN' MACKENZIE. (Wrillrn fnr The Ili'ialil and Ilie Observer) Looking backward plaints In the letter, which may r'arnernn's figure is meaning- mfprest a person even more if only he v.ouM become in- ThrDiigli Tim HoraM Football lias been all volved. One should be pre- pared however, lo be criticized and abused because it's a lot different on this side of the fence. f would at least like lo thank Ilie concerned parent, for his or her recognition of the long hours, weeks, months a n d years we in minor hock- ey, not lo mention the abuse and criticism we receive long winter less. He promises us everything a "f? Wrw "1t! telling us lhat all can be ac- stnko fmm cw-v quarter comes reports (hat clubs are- rommodafed park prcserva- lion, tourists, skiers, nature losmK somc 1hc lovers, bears, and future gen- cite April -7 will be asked In mark their ballot with an Tins procedure is different (ban usual. 13.VZ Wilfred Roloff lieny. year old Canadian artist lasl right was awarded a I.ellibridge Miners Guggenheim Fellowship in art. erations. fl didn'l know he was Ijnyon and the management of _ throughout the months that running for The presentation projects ,1 tone of reasonableness but rion't be fooled, fnr his propo- sals arc short-sighted, contra- dictory and oratorical. He is not Ihe only one who clings (o Urn myth of the unlimited frontier believing that growth and de- campaign collerie.s signed a two t of Al- cock's Canadian Peace Re ment Wednesday. search Institute is scheduled 1912 Voters in Mic plcbi.s- to start April which can essily be changed a I f'e at home quite velopment can continue indefi- our next general Triis event will advertisefl and and the writer K invited lo of our come out and make any Mig- ge.slionr> flesirwl. If Ibe i.s as as imbrM'-'! should be prepared fo ijrirk uji Ihe suggestions with n grxxl effort -to sen I hem nitely. We can go his way but if wn do we must realize that wo have chosen lo sacrifice many II. I1ARROI.D of the great animals and fr.i- watching the color set, instead of showing our concern for the The Lethbridge Herald 71h St. S., Lcthbridgc, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published -193-1, by lion, W. A. BUCHANAN <-lssi Mall Registration No J Press and Ihe Canadia r.DfS Ai'cci.irion and Ihe Audll Bureau President, Minor Hockey Association Chairman, gile plant communities in favor of a situation much like the 0110 existing in Switzerland. Maybo that is what we want. Tiie prob- 001? Daily c< Circulation CLEO v; MOWERS, Editor PuljIKhtr THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Wan.itjrr rvi'l PILI WI1.1.IAV HAY F.diKr Editor Pay i- WILE', i f. WAI.KFH Keferces Committee, abilities ara high and that hdil F'flge "IHE HERAID SERVES THE SOUTH" ;