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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID Snluidciy, Al'rM 22, 1972 More madness in Ireland Hi A operatives have been for the murder of nvm been unavailing. Yet even Ihis dis- l of the cliurcli and motherhood from the prison ship -Maid- hy the IRA has apparently not dim- ..lime where lie had been held under ,'MH'r.nency internment Urns. This lias tin' appearance of nuire madness in- .LvniK'ii as those who were incnreer- ,itol without trial were suspi'C'U'd oC li.u IH.V .sympathies. Hicre may he some I" 11 IK dealing oi the 1KA but at this inished the sympathy for Ihe out- laws. The dcslriictivcncss of the IRA cannot serve any intelligent purpose. uniled Ireland is inconceiveable hy this route. 11 can only harden the re- sistance thai already exists among most of the I'roteslanls and some of. in a society distance it appears wholly irrational, the Catholics. Livint purpose of random killings, where madmen apparently have the which often include IUA members sanction of its leaders no real sympathizers, is certamlv not crackdown is apparent in the South 'v apparent; the inurdcr of the where they have their headquarters _____..I f ivle.ised internee is incomprehensi- ble. Musi nivstifviny of all is lhr v. .......musi he" unthinkable hy Ihe terror- ized Northerners. Mr. Heath's bold initiative ill sus- Ihe I'nllmiic coiiiiiiimily in Northern pending tiie Ulster government _ and continues to provide a cover bringing the North under the direct rule of Westminster seems to have little prospect of succeeding in bring- ing peace. What could bring peace now God only knows. fur the gunmen terrorize the penple in this way. The pleas of leaders and of some mothers for (he IRA to end its violence have Additional tax revenues ll's time for some special optimism ing the past two years, for example, is lion revenue producing, while a plan! like that Swift Canadian will make a substantial contribution to the city's tax coffer. So will the pro- posed new Sll million distillery and tlie operations Moore Business in l.ethbridgu witii tlie job situation perking up and the seasonal workers returning lo work. Tiie significant difference between 1972 and tiie banner construction per- iod of 1971 is that a much larger Forms Ltd. portion of the projects this year are 'j'njs js year returns on the being undertaken by private capital, city's vast expenditures on West Leilibrirtge development were, sup- posed to start paying returns. There permanent work; there'll be a direct are niany indirect benefits from the While the projects will create con- struction jobs, they will also create contribution lo the new wealth pro- duction of the region and there will bt! taxation revenue. This is not to downgrade govern- ment, or institution type expendi- tures for capital works in the city and district. The millions spent on Univer- sity of Lethbridge construction dur- new university for the city, but there are no indications of any direct, mea- sureable lax revenues from westside development in 1972. At the moment therefore, the great need for Lethbridge is for additional tax revenues, even if it means the east side subsidizing the west. Programs for youth When the evaluation report on must he kept on where and how youth programs for 197! is made money is doled out. Tiie "Satan Wor- public by a government task force, acknowledging themselves publ there is bound to be some eye-brow raising over a few of the projects. Both the Local Initiatives and the Opportunities for Youth programs have gulped up considerable amounts of the taxpayers' money to create projects so youth can keep busy in a lagging economy. It's not unnatural for the people who foot Ihe bill to want to know how their money is being spent. The report will undoubtedly ex- pose some gaffes on the part of the grant givers. There has already been some criticism of two recent projects; a grant of given to a "Satan Worshipping" sect, while a "Yoga Group" received S10.000. But when investigation into these proj- ects went beyond the surface it was discovered that the first was, in part, a social service group helping small group attempting to help young people kick the drug habit. The fact that the names for their projects were ill chosen doesn't in- dicate that they were not worthwhile. Nevertheless a very careful watch Weekend Meditation Essential ingredient in success Big Two game played on slippery ground going to have to (In truly ter- rible things to gel UK- Soviet response be seeks. Bui Hie chance of gelling that, response is so .small I hat he would bo ample. On April 4, in tlio first week of the North Vietna- mese offensive against South Vietnam, the slate department llobert McClosku better off scrapping the whole made indirect allusion to Hie tlic Soviet ambassador to Wash- ington, Analoly llobrynm, the president himself repeated the allusion. A public Soviet reaction Clime in the next few (lays. On April to be a religious sect, should not re- ceive a grant if other equally bizarre "sects'3 or affiliations with es- tablished denominations are turned down. When the report comes out, hope- fully, some of the fog sin-rounding many of the obscure projects will lift. A meticulous accounting of the money committed to these programs is essential, otherwise rumbles and grumbles from taxpayers are justi- fied. What must he kept in mind, both by applicants for grants and the gov- ernment, is that this method of keep- ing youth busy for short periods of time is not the answer to unemploy- ment. It is simply a bandaid proce- dure in that it covers a sore, and in some degree eases the pain while not curing the conditions. But in the the poor. The second proved to be a meantime, until our youth can look to a more secure economic picture, they will have to depend on grants to assist in good works programs a number of which may or may not be of lasting benefit to the country. nnUE Greek noun hupomone meaning pa- get to his goal loo fast and hasn't the tif-nce or endurance is used thirty patience to wail. "Let patience have her perfect said the Apostle James and continued to say, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, times in the New Testament and the verb hupomenc-in meaning to endure is used fifteen times, Paul thought a great rteal of it and believed that it was the source of other virtues such as faith and hope. lie did not tlimk that any great achievement was possible without such endurance. The most famous preacher of the early Church, Chry sos torn, believed that it was the "queen of the foundation of right mother of piety'1 and the one quality that brings a man through difficulties into ultimate victory. Surely anyone who lias lived very much has seen hrnv true this is. People with bril- liant qualities fail for lack of .staying pow- er while people of much less talent will sue ceed bee a us e they keep plu g gi ng on. There is a saying that cuiilters never win and winners never quit. Wellington used to say that his men were no braver than those of Napoleon hut they were just, brave for five minutes longer. Endurance is a virtue, that all young men should be taught as an absolute essential in success. There will be times when blind- ing fogs come down on life and the only answer is to wait out the depression. Many a young person fails because he to he shall receive the crown of life." Francois Rabelais says that the man who lias patience may compass anything. Life offers little comfort to the person who wishes to have things easy. Life is a .struggle to fhc very end and requires pa- tient endurances of sufferings and a con- tinual self-sacrifice. It is very sad to see people- who arc thin-skinned and unable to .stand the; unfair criticisms and spear- wounds without developing a spirit of bit- ter resentment. The following verse was credited to the Spanish Saint, Teresa: "Clod never changclh; Patient endurance ALtaineth to all things; Who God possesseth Alone God sufficeth." PRAYER: 0 God even if the road wind uphill all the way granl that I may keep right on (o the end, Give me courage to fnce its conflicts, strength to carry iUs burdens, serenity to face 13 weathers, and a light of faith to brighten its dark- ness. r. s. M. Gratuitous rvmurk DOUR Walker Toconlly travelled to Rcgina for a short visit v.ilh my mother and on to Fr.nncis for a shorter visit with my sister and her family on the farm. 'Well, at least it's still called Hockey Night in Letters to the editor Co-operation requested in heart disease survey I The average citizen does not often get the chanee to save a life. In the next few weeks, however, one person out of every hundred in Lethbridge. have the chance to help do just that. I am at present supervising the Lethbridge division of tho Heart Disease Opinion survey, which Ls being directed by Dr. Marlene Mackie of the Univer- sity of Calgary. Tlie Alberta carefully controlled lo ensure salesman and using this as a fair representation of all eco- gimmick, and I was ordered off nomic levels, national back- grounds, age groups and sexes. This means that if a person al a specific address declines help, there Ls a great deal of her porch. Of course, the majority of people are pleasant and helpful laking the time out of a busy day lo answer our questions and perhaps asking a few of their own. They probably don't real- portant survey. Your co-opera- the value of their answers Heart Foundation is co-sponsor tween people. 2. The appalling of the study. Its purpose is to lack of information the average find out what the general pub- person has of symptoms and lie already knows about heart prevention of heart disease. time and work involved in find- ing a replacement. In the two weeks T have been working on this survey, two and questions, and the faet that they may indeed by their co- operation, be saving someone's things have impressed me the most: 1. The difference be- disease, its symptoms, preven- tion and treatment, and what it needs to know prior to setting up a public education program. In order to do this, 400 people in Lethbridge will be interview- ed during the of the study. Addresses for inter- views have been picked al ran- dom, but as in any scientific study, the random sampling is One Jady interviewed said, "I don't want to talk about heart disease, three members of my family died from it" The door was quickly closed before the point was pul across lo her lhal there was all the more reason why she should know of the prevention and symptoms of heart disease. Another lady couldn't believe I wasn't a Disillusioned with city My sislt-r fce a fine dinner which was nff v.ilh Mrnv.IjfiTy shortcake and uhippofl crefim. Lirkintf tier lips in obvious satisfaction, my mother complimented tier daughter on the well-prepared meal. ''I couldn't have done lake respon- sibility for has been hap- pening in Irclo-hina. It the Rus- sians'truly want an arms con- trol agreement, and the Ger- man Jreaties that go wilti il, they will, the theory concludes, take steps to North Viet- nam to up on the offen- sive and return to serious ne-, gotialions. The trouble with all lhat Is thai Ihe game isn't worth (He candle. To draw Ihe Russians inlo a definite commitment on Vietnam, the president will have to push them very far. lie will have lo flatten North Vietnam, and maybe even blockade Ihe port of Haiphong. Even then it is very doubtful, given Ihe com- petition with China for world Communist leadership, that Moscow would come down hard on Hanoi to abandon the war and make peace. As- to the impact on arms control talks, Mr. Nixon Is in a posilion because he has tied himself up vvilh Ihe Saigon regime in B war it cannot win and which lias only Ihe most limited support in this country. By phmgim; deeper into tile- war, lie does not improve his bargaining for Ihe summit. Hi' only weakens it. And if his position because of Vietnam is so fragile lhat he cannot make a good arms con- trol apreeinent. then il is bel- ter to the summit now than to do in the meantime tbincs Hint Hanoi not wrongly calls "harhnnius.'' Many of Ihe Lethbridge citi- zens have donated to The Heart Foundation in the past. To those 400 who may he contacted within the next few weeks I would like to say this: Please donate a few minutes of your lime and thoughts to this im- Uon. questions and answers will "do all our hearts good." R. C. FRENCH Lethbridge. year s ivalk to decide to stay out of it, which I was sorry to do. As I was sponsored for tlie sum of over due to a pos- sible misunderstanding the Op- timist Club will have lhat much less in its coffers this year. JOHN BARCLAY. Lethbridge. Editor's note: Mr. Barclay, who is in his mid-Ms, has com- pleted all the walks In recent years. Looking backward Through The Herald liUl 1922 Three teams will bat- He in the city baseball league this season. They will he the prevent Iheft of e watering equip- their menf V.Kl Shelby. Montana cx-- lenfls comn'aiulalions to our IDIS audaun. "in "v. nii-ROleS, Cubs and the inuuii uvi Canadian 1' riemls oti their new Lethbridge buildings at Coutts- ID3Z Lethbridge Golf wcet Country club golf course at Russia will sell riiha river bottom will he put complete facliirir.s for shape for play OdCl pi'sus City Police Tlie most important of warned residents to take factories are two thernio- treme care of their plants. Lethbridgc, and docs not exist arc using South Parkside Drive in Calgary or Edmonton. Lelhbridge has a lot going for it. The cultural and recrea- tional offerings are among the best. The spectrum of churches and education is broad enough to meet discriminating needs, but the thinking of a few is still in the dark ages. "A SADDER BUT WISER PhD." Lethbridge. for an express route. No wonder the road is break- ing up badly. Why in the world is Mrd St. not brought up to reasonably good condition so that these heavy trucks may use a route which takes them away from a so called pleasant residential area? R. P. Kuipers Lcthbritlge. The letlibridge Herald 50-1 7th St. S., Lclhbrirlgc, Alborla LETHBJUDGE HERALD CO, LTD., I'ropncloiv, ,uul [Vulisl Published by Hon. W. A, W'rflAXAN Setwirf Class Mall [M Member of The Canadian Press and Uir- Onfi.riMn E-Xuly Nc Assccialien and 'he FUirr.m Circu Til Inns CLEO Vt MOWERS, fc'rJitcr r-iih-rtirr THOMAS K. 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