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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAtD Saturday, April 21, 1973 The thrust of spring Welfare reform The response to the federal pro- posals for overhauling the welfare system augurs well for the suc- cess of the upcoming meeting be- tween Health Minister Marc La- londe and his provincial counter- parts. Generally positive reactions to the proposals suggest that the vexing problem may finally be on the way to resolution. Only a small minority of Cana- dians would want to see the aband- onment of a uniform system of car- ing for the needy. Reverting to the haphazard approach of private char- ity is unthinkable. All political par- ties seem to be agreed on that. The concern is to get assistance into the hands of the truly needy. By increasing the family allow- ance and making it taxable a major breakthrough be achieved. This retains the universal approach, so much to be preferred to any sort of scheme dependent upon the de- termination of need- It also makes possible a somewhat more realistic amount of assistance to the needy by taking it sway, through taxa- tion, from those who do not need it. This is the basic formula for a workable scheme of a universal guaranteed income. Once it is in effect for families it can be made to include all classifications within so- ciety. Two provinces Manitoba and British Columbia have already adopted a modified form of guar- anteed income. It is not likely that a national scheme is imminent but obviously it will be in the minds of the ministers when they meet to discuss the recent federal proposals on welfare reform. Controlling Coaldale dogs Stiffening the penalty rather than the leash could result in a dog'b life for Coaldale's town council. Adding extra personnel and upping fees with- out announcing specific dog restric- tions leaves too much to the discre- tion of the dog owner. He should know what is allowed and what is not. Coaldale's dog bylaw, passed this week, doesn't make it mandatory that a dog be kept on a leash or hi a yard; it stipulates only that "a dog must be kept under the control of its owner at all times." Such a ruling can mean many things to many people. A careless owner could exercise one type of control while a con- scientious owner's control could be totally different. What might be per- missible to one could be unthinkable to another. Who then decides what is "proper control" the dog owner or the pound official? To permit dogs to roam at large (as long as they are under their owner's control) could suggest that the owner must accompany his dog, or that the dog walk only the route specified by his owner (both inter- pretations could be Or it could apply to a dog basking in the neighbor's yard with his owner's per- mission. People want to know what is per- missible and what is not a grey area is always confusing. It was in an effort to curb dog biting incidents (10 have been re- ported in the last few weeks) that the town council tackled the issue imposing a fee to retrieve dogs from the local pound plus a rate of for the first day and for each subsequent day of a dog's three-day impounding. It also voted to triple the number of dog catchers. What it failed to do was to stipulate a dog must be kept fenced or on a leash. -Upping the staff will most certainly result in more dogs being caught, and the additional fees will pay for this extra expense, but it remains to be seen who will determine whether a dog is under its master's control. Amazing breakthrough The ancient Chinese technique of acupuncture is back in the news. Three doctors in Hong Kong hare been collaborating on its use in tha treatment of hard drug addiction, with astonishing results. They have been able to eradicate the painful withdrawal symptoms, and the de- sire to return to drugs. Although the doctors are cautious about making any claims, they seem, to have good reason for being op- timistic. Not one of 40 patients in the first group treated have returned to drugs after five months. These patients ranged in age from 17 to 79 years and had used drugs from three to 58 years. Thirty of Weekend Meditation the addicts were using opium and 10 were on heroin. There was a tune, not so long ago, when medical men in the West would have scoffed at this report. But they have become much more res- pectful regarding the technique of acupuncture because it undeniably works. They will want to examine the Hong Kong program with care. If the method is as effective with drugs as this one bit of experiment- ing seems to indicate it is, then there is cause for rejoicing. The treatment of hard drug addiction has been one of the most intractable problems faced by medicine. This ray of hope in a hitherto dark area is welcome. The divine springtime "Eternal spring has come to another the early Christians used to say as they buried their dead. The Resurrection is the climax of Lent, a word which means by definition the season of spring. Easter darives its name from Eostrc. the Anglo- Saxon goddess of spring. The whole en- vironment of Easter has to do with new- ness of life, with the thought of resurrec- tion, the growth cf the soil, the breaking of blossoms, the flowering of the earth, and and color everywhere. 'Be- hold, I make all things says Jesus, so even Easter clothes are symbolic: "At Easier let your clothes be new, Or else be sure you will it rue" This sense of a divine springtime is per- vasive, pushing through the cold, frozen crust of the saddest life, proclaiming not e mere doctrine of a vague immortality, but the good news of the Resurrection. This is authentic Christianity, not a repres- sion of life, a cooling off of nature's temperature, but an exultation wherein, as St. Paul says, "Death is swallowed up in In countless churches congrega- tions arc swpng this Sunday, jc powers of death have done their But Christ their legions hath di-persco: Let shouls of holy joy outburst. "Kncn iJic out li Emms-js after the cruciftMon and cf tlic Bible1 53y> lira: Jc.-us j them "What manner of communications arc these that you have one with another as you walk, and are They told him their broken hopes. Then Jevus told (hem the meaning of hn life, death, and resurrection, awl '-They returned 1o v.i'h prcat y% And this joy became the chief characteris- tic of the early church. At first, so the Bible says, the disciples "disbelieved for joy." The Resurrection was simply too good to be true. But the evidence was too slroag. Men like "Doubting Thomas" who absolutely would not believe unless he thrust his own hand into the wounds, such men were not liars. They were compelled to believe by the evidence. Men do not die for their doubts; they die for their faith. The disciples had uiter conviction in the victory of Jesus over death. Discour- agement and defeat melted away like the snow and ice of winter before the spring- time sun. This then is no mere statement of life after death. This divine springtime is for all men now. The bleakest and most bare and cynical life can come out of its grave, be filled with wonder and enthusi- asm. John MasefieM has magnificenOy expressed this truth in "The Everlasting Mercy." Saul Kane had been a wretched fellow, living a life of dissipation, ruining the life of others as well as his own. Eas'er caine, but it meant JOT lini only an orgy of drunkenness and he scoffed at fai h Bui a Quaker jnrl spoke to him of Chn.-t and his life was transformed. He sj-v the brook "to my new eyes, nas oiji ff "The boiled door Ind in. I knew that I had done villi <-JTI So <3oes the divine springtime come (o a soul. PRAYER: O God, at a time when all nature breaks into song and beauty, Jet me no! be left in the world's depression and darkness, but fii] my spurit with the 3icW. toe, and eternal glory of ESI.-'T F. 5. M. Photo by G. W. Lawrenea Price review board needs teeth By Maurice Western, Herald Ottawa commentator OTTAWA The industrial arm of labor appears to be none too keen about the recent activi- ties of its political arm, the New Democratic party. On April 15, the New Demo- crats put out a news release en- entitled: Nystrom's Warnings about Prices Review Board. Lome Nystrom is a second term New Democratic member for Yorkton-Melville. This communique was in somewhat menacing language. The opening sentence read: "The Government's proposed Prices Review Board must have teeth in it L" it is to get the sup- port of the Lome Nvst- rom warned Sunday. The NDP, it was further reported, "will not be party to the formation of a gutless board that will fulfil merely a public relations func- tion, without any real effect on controlling runaway prices.' By way of clarification, the release said: "To be effective, the Prices Review Board must be given the power to prevent prices from being unfairly in- creased, or to roll them back when that is necessary." Mr. Nystrom concluded by saying that "the NDP intend to drive a hard bargain in our objective of making Parliament work to produce good legislation on be- half of the ordinary citizens of Canada.' The message seems clear enough. The NDP, condemning Conservative suggestions as in- effective, is for a formidable Board capable of tough action on the price front. As for tho minority government, it has been placed on notice that it must deliver if it is to retain the support of the party holding the balance in the House of Commons. On April 16 the Canadian La- bor Congress distributed a re- lease summar.zing an address BERRY'S WORLD by William Dodge, its secre- tary-treasurer, on the same general subject. But the empha- sis in the second report is rather different; indeed, the ar- gument would suggest that it took Mr. Dodge some time to reach the matter of a Prices Review Board, toothed or other- vise. The CLC advised Interested readers: "A top labor leader to- day opposed boycotts as a means of bringing down the price of meat and warned that they may actually result in higher prices of meat and other ccmmcdities." Mr. Dodge warn- ed that "the long-run effect is to reduce supply once more to the point of scarcity and force the price up again." Noting that the CLC had made some suggestions for dealing with the problem, Mr. Dodge observed that "none of them was exciting enough to win plaudits from politicians who seem to assume that the electorate is made up ex- clusively of Women Against Soaring Prices and a complete absence of butchers, packing house workers, truckers, retaS clerks and farmers, all of are just as entitled to fair in- comes as members of Parlia- ment." Sounding very much like a member of cabinet and not in the least like Women Against Soaring Prices (Mrs. Maclnnis Mr. Dodge went on to say: "Main cause of the ris- ing costs appears to be the cur- rent worldwide demand for a number of commodities and the pressure on prices this creates. Wages in the food industry, al- though they have risen together v.ilh everything else, can only play a minor part in costs, since they only represent eight per cent of the total costs and iince productivity in the meat "Gee, Mom, wfcen f we s SHf taket o pill. Then ibe gets real kini again." From the very cautious ohscr- ntimrs of Ihc ministers, it is difficult to believe that the nH v.ill possess the savage vhich 7Ir Lewis imap- m Jik public slalcmTils. it will be a pleasant surprise if it anylning of value to inflation-rJddcn consumers. But it docs seem to have created a problem for the NDP and its union supporters. Are they talking about the same Board or has there been some unfortunate failure of cornmti- nicaiions? Letters Annual applying favored The contract agreed to be- tween the public school trust- ees and the striking Southern Alberta teachers is to be re- hashed and negotiated before December 31st 1973. The term- ination of this contract can only be viewed as a stunning vic- tory for the teachers over the trustees. Can anyone seriously believe that the teachers will not strike again to enforce any demands they feel they de- serve? What could be worse than another forced holiday added to the Christmas holi- days in the middle of the school term for the students? The ideal solution as I see it would be one which: 1. Guarantees the students the services of the best teachers available for continuous unin- terrupted service for tie full school term. 2. Guarantees the property owner that no more than 50 per cent of his property taxes will be used for educational pur- poses. packing industry has almost doubled in the past 16 years. Sounding even more like a nrnister, Mr. Dcdge asserted: "Solution to the problem would consist of increasing the supply of the products most in de- mand, by shifting production and by improving productiv- ity. Only then did the CLC leader come to ths special committees recommendation. In endorsing it he warned that such a board, to be effective, must be strongly representative of rec- o g n i z e d consumer organ- Mzaticns, adequately financed to permit investigation in depth, rnd free of political influence. It should be a government fi- ranced body "with the objec- tives and independence of the Kader movement in the United States. Mr. Dodge did not concen- trate on the Boards teeth or on its internal organs. He said nothing of a price rollback. His thought was that the Board should be investigative, in- quiring whether pressures were legitimate, how they could be minimized and focusing atten- tion on culprits if they could be identified. According to Jlr. Lewis, the Board must be empowered ei- ther to take effective action on its own or to recommend action to the Minister of Consumer Af- fairs. Unlike the Prices and In- comes Commission, it would be a "tiger with teeth, endowed by legislation with power to en- sure that prices are not unfairly increased or could be reduced necessary. There was formerly a strong opinion, certainly shared by prairie members of the NDP, that the "middle man is re- sBonsible for price difficulties. Mr. Dcdge evidently has reser- vaiions on this score. His text s'.incests a certain apprehension in CLC circles that a price cru- sade might be discomforting for middle unionists. According to Mr Lewis, the NDP wants a public body which will be far more effective than the "toothless Prices and In- comes Commission. If cannot be forgotten that the PIC was torn apart by the sharp teeth of the CLC. If Dr. Young's Com- mission, described by the NDP leader as ''an academic ex- ercise in public relations, was sufficiently threatening to jus- tify the bitter attacks of the CLC. how can it be Mipposcd that the Congress vriH look favor on the Bengal liger that Mr. Lewis, according Jo his sneechcs, wishes to impose on 3. Guarantees the teachers the best possible salaries and working conditions consistent with the first two objectives. It would be entirely to achieve all three of these ob- jectives if the following procedures were to be follow- ed. 1. Teachers contracts would terminate as of August 1st each year. 2. All teachers would be rd- quired to submit to the trust- ees, annually before August 1st, application forms to teach in the school of his or her choice at whatever salary the teacher feels his talents warrant. 3. The trustees would review all applications both from pres- ent staff members and any oth- er qualified person, select, the best possible teachers from those available, thank all of the applicants and get on with school September 1st with ev- eryone happy. HARVEY V. DAVIES Lethbridge. Beaver tragedy One thousand cheers for Helen Schuler and Belinda Cole. The killing of the beaver was a tragedy. What is the use of teaching conservation in schools? To the disillusioned children who cared for these animals all I can say is, at least the hunters appear to have used conibear traps. No wonder so many of your young people want to "turn off" or "drop Surely there was an alterna- tive to killing these animals. They have been moved success- fully in other areas. Surely someone in Southern Alberta fc as clever. The city should have "phoned Joan." At what point in time did the city become sentimental about aged trees anyway? They must be very well mannered one; that stand up straight and nevei ever spit cotton. I bet we wil see just how valuable these 01 any other trees really are once construction gets started 01 "The Thanks to the Herald for bringing the beavei bit to our attention. MRS. EDITH COOK Lethbridge. Learning experience lost My thanks to Helen Schuler and her lovely letter cf sym- pathy for the plight of the bea- ver (The Herald, April One would think that who- ever is responsible (wildlife of- would have suffered enough remorse not to seek publicity. But no, they do so with graphic photography. TKs s'aughter is termed a "battle" as if the beaver were waging war against defenseless Leth- bridge parkland instead of magnificently erecting his home. Was this creature warn- ed that there were 200 Ib. giants around who not only questioned the validity of his building permit (issued by Mother Nature instead of one of their own but who even construed building activity it- self to be an open declaration of war? One can imagine a series o photographs of this home build- ing phenomenon by Herald stafl members with the caption! "Harken ye citizens of Letfa- bridge, corns quietly to oux river banks to witness the fea of the beaver. Be glad be ha; chosen our waters. Protect him and respect his habitat." If this attitude was not pos- sible could not, at least, tin beavers have been removed to some obscure spot where man. the popular conservationist, fc not so zealously guarding? Oi is there some law against beav- er construction of which I am unaware? One wonders at the state ment, "A conibear trap appar ently sanctioned by humane so- cieties was used INGRID McCARROLL Lethbridge. Too much materialism The Raymond correspondent who declines to sign his name (The Herald, April 14) has completely missed the point of the strike discussion. And he doesn't know any more about country schools than he knows about cows. Nobody said or Implied that teachers should work for a month. It has been noticed however that those who have nothing but nauseous contempt for old fashioned ideas are quite willing to be supported by people who came out of those schools. Perhaps the central thought of the original letter (The Herald. April 7) was somewhat obscure under a shallow examination, but it would seem that we managed to suggest that intellectual pub- lic servants would do well t< set a less materialistic ex- ample for their students. II learning cannot be inspired for learning's sake, let us at leas encourage our young people toward education as a step- ping stone to success. Incidentally, if Mr. Walket had a cow he would in all probability, fatten her up improve the product, then sell her for or He wouk not be demanding, through tin agitators of militant union an automatic price increase for his cow, just because she' a little thin, has had a tot o experiences, isn't very thrift; or hasn't had her price raisec this year. L. K. WALKER Milk River Letters are welcome and will be published providingi identification is included (name and address are re- quired even when the letter is to appear over a pseu- they are sensible and not libelous; they are of manageable length or can be shortened (normally, letters should not exceed 300 they ore deci- pherable greatly helps if letters are typed, double spaced and with writers do not submit letters too frequently. The Letkbridge Herald SM Tlh St. S., Lctabfidec, AITxtrla LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publwhift Published 1905-1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Can Man NO 0012 The Ontaun frtst tme Csrwdign Deity Htwsentr and fhr AvdA Bureau or ClrofltDcmi CLCO W MOWERS, Editor THOMAS H. ADAMS, Owieril WILLIAM HAY Edttw Associate OOUGLAi K mmg ftgt Etfttar -THE HERAIO SERVES TKE ;