Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Thursday, August 6, 1970 bomb on Hiroshima. A lot of people would like to forget it including sonic citizens of Hiroshima. There are those in Hiroshima who would prefer to have the memorial of the destruc- tion in the centre of the city removed. The reasons are diverse. Robert Jay Lifton, an American psydioliislorian. says that some of the survivors sometimes feel guilty that they lived when so many died. Some survivors have experienced cruel have found it difficult to get employment because of their risk of being felled by radia- tion sickness. On both these counts the survivors would like to be able to wipe out the memory of the bomb- ing. Another group of people would like to forget Hiroshima's devastation for political reasons. The desire to main- ation and for the strengthening of tain good relations with the United international agencies to keep the States seems to some to require a playing down of the horrors of that fateful day 25 years ago. An addition- al political reason for forgetting the bombing is the belief held by some people that Japan may need to make its own bomb some clay and might agreements in effect. Hiroshima may have particular meaning for the Jap- anese people but that meaning cannot be exclusive to them. All men were ushered into the atomic age with the bombing of Hiroshima and all share its hopes and fears. Nonverba I Teach ing Nobody could doubt that nonver- bal teaching plays a significant role in classrooms after being exposed to the lecture given by Dr. C. M. Galloway in the University of Leth- bridge's special summer session se- ries. Everyone because teaching takes place outside the classroom as could profit by an awareness of nonverbal communication. In his thoroughly delightful pre- sentation, Dr. Galloway not only gave the teachers present a look at Through the entertainment an im- portant point was registered: con- tinued unawareness of nonverbal communication is intolerable. The tragic way in which some children are devastated by being looked around or through consistently, for instance, is shocking, ff Dr. Gallo- way influenced even those in atten- dance at the lecture to be more sensitive lo children he will have done a good work. It would be a great service to the community if the university could themselves in action but revived find a way to bring Dr. Galloway's memories of how it was when all were students. It was a perform- ance to rival the best comedy seen message to a much wider audience. Fortunately it was videotaped so that it is conceivable that the in- on television. Bill _ Cosby couldn't fluence of this excellent presenta- have handled the situations better! tion may spread. Smut Is A Bon It is just over a year ago the has had its day in Denmark. Even Danish government abolished almost the tourists are bored, and word all indecency statutes. As a result, from Copenhagen says that nearly "live show" sex clubs flourished, 90 per cent of the clubs featuring sex pornographic magazines were every- shows will have to close. No custom- where from all over the world. Sad- ers- ism, masochism, about The result is a triumph for the Dan- any form of perversion was accept- ish Minister of Justice who predicted able, and the public went for it it all. Smut rampant cannot survive at first. But pornography peddling on itself alone. After The U.K. Dock Strike By Daviil Humphreys, Herald London Bureau CONDON: Nobody wants a strike, least program than these reforms, even if they of all one crippling to the national economy. But if one is as inevitable -as the two-week British national dock strito mean "standing up to the unions." The dock strike stowed that fair solutions peared to be, then from many points of view it could not have come at a better time. For the liming the government can thank the national docks secretary, The O'Leary, who contracted pneumonia earlier in the year, forcing the showdown to be moved back from February or March when it would have been Harold Wilson's headache. :e ap- can be reached, even now, when proper ma- chinery is followed. After the strike began the government set up an independent court of inquiry and the solution was possible be- cause unions and management agreed .to accept its proposals. Such good sense is rare. The day after settlement the government disclosed that days were lost from strikes during the first six months of this It nice 11 ulchison, Today Is Only Beginning To Appear The Twenty-Filth Year Today marks the twenty-fifth anni- as well begin to get over its ''nuclear versary of the dropping of the atomic allergy" now. BURTON'S latest leader anything like the primi- 'The National live genius, John A. Macdon- ald? Do not dismiss these ques- tions as merely restrospectivo It is not possible to forget the bombing of Hiroshima. Even if the memorial should be removed from the heart of the city ami anniversary observances should be banned there are too many reminders of the fact that this is the 25th year of the atomic era dating from the bombing of Hiro- shima. Every rise in tension between nations evokes a fresh outbreak of the nuclear anxiety experienced dur- ing the 1960 Cuba crisis. The overkill potential of the nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are quickly transformed from mere statistics into spectres of death in the time of crisis. Remembering the bombing of Hiro- shima is both inescapable and desir- able. It can serve as a constant goad to work for agreements on arms limit- pIERRE 1 book, Dream" (McClelland and Stew- raises certain grave ques- tions. But not about the merits of the book which is one of the finest historical works ever written in Canada, a genuine masterpiece unexpected, per- haps, from this light-hearted au- thor. No, the questions raised by a fascinating history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the great native adventure con- nation on two frail bands of and the Society of Degenerates Inc., and will soon demand let- ters patent with laws to safe- guard its legitimate interests. But the inward question has not and more importantly, on an ac- cepted code of morals, however Ignoring these impondera- bles, common to all mankind, they might be bent in practice, Mr. Berton's excellent book re- spcculation, irrelevant to our changed at all. On the contrary, c u r r e n t Canadian dilemma, it has emerged more starkly Nothing could be more relevant than ever, in a more difficult, and contemporary, n o t hi n g dubious form. more decisive in our future prospects. For we now face pre- Prime Minister Trudcau's many-sided problem, that is to cisely the question faced by say, is harder by far to solve Maeclonald when he built the than the problem of Prime Min- aml a unanimous faith in the future of mankind under a merciful God. Mr. Trndeau can count on none of these certainties. The empire is gone. The economic system has changed so dras- tically that no name fits it. The minds us, as well, that Mr. Tru- deau has suddenly encountered the same Canadian conundrum that Macdonald seemed, and only seemed, to liave solved, like a man stumbling into a fami- liar, r'c-run movie. The conun- drum, of course, is the Ameri- cern the nation itself. In a word Cleaving the book ister Macdonald, reasons. political system, unchanged in can presence .beside us, tin its legal machinery, has mouse-and-clcphant parable in steel and nearly ruined it, and himseif, in the process. To be sure, the outward cir- to the expert reviewers) does cllnlstances h'ave changed The modern Canada, with all its labels, slogans and theories of wealth, technology and sophis- our policies have changed. The not only on'the" world's "most tication, still have those qual- so-called culture of the people powerful empire lo back him, lor obvious changed its purposes and philos- Mr. Trudeau's imagery, tiie ophy as even Macdonald could rapacious Yankcss in Macdon- "Old Tomorrow" could work not have foreseen in liis most in a time and a society where prophetic moments. The moral tomorrow seemed to be a repe- code is rejected by the young, tition of today. He could depend and weakly, almost shamefaced- ities that made it in the first place? Or, reducing the ques- tion to personal terms, does it have in the brilliantly educated worldling, Pierre Trudeau, a lias changed also, to the point where a "drug culture" (sic) re- cently petitioned the govern- ment for official recognition as, doubtless, a Criminal Culture not only on British capital for his railway, not only on an eco- nomic system aiid a political philosophy accepted by almost everyone. He could count, too, ly, defended by the old. God we are informed, is dead. And for the first time in human his- tory the survival of our species, against the threat of pollution or nuclear war, is seriously questioned. Letters To The Editor Sex As Root Of Sin: Great Over simplification Cliff Black's Jeremiah letter Saturday (History Has A Way of Repeating Itself) reflects that popular belief that sex is the root of all sin. In one massive oversimplifi- cation, he equates the moral decay of former "great" civil- izations with sexual perver- sions. In the first place, one would venture to suggest that bad leaders, bad laws and human greed had something to do with their downfall. In the second place, what was so great about those civilizations with their continual wars and tyranny? As to the Jews being pun- ished for not keeping the 10 commandments, the emphasis of Mr. Black's letter implies God formulated 10 laws, but meant only two: those relating to adultery and covetousness. The amended Criminal Code which allows homosexual acts between consenting adults has never condoned the seduction of the young by older deviants. The most popular films of the past decade have not stressed sexual waywardness. The Sound of Music and Gone With the Wind (still being shown today) are the biggest money-makers in history. Walt Disney's The Love Bug brought in the biggest receipts last year. Movies which have contained scenes on sexual flaws Mid- night Cowboy, The Graduate, The Fox have shown some pity but little acceptance. As for pimps and prostitutes, Mr.' Black needs to attend more movies: pimps have been out for years. The best Broadway plays aid's nightmare. Looking back, it is almost un- believable that the first prime minister and less than four mil- lion Canadians could resist the northward thrust of Manifest Destiny. Almost unbelievable that the expanding republic did not fill the vacuum of the West before Macclonald's railway penetrated it. Totally out of character, in a dominant power, were the conscience and na- tural decency of our neighbors. Nevertheless, all things consid- ered, Macdonald's task was much simpler than Mr. Tru- deau's because a majority of Canadians then agreed on what they wanted to do and where they wanted to go. They wanted to possess half a continent and its treasure. They wanted to go to the Pacif- ic. Today, however, there is no majority opinion, no settled con- viction, on anything of impor- tance; or if there is, it has yet to express itself in a coherent national policy, despite all the white papers, task forces, royal commissions and prime minis- terial brilliance of mind. In Macdonald's lime there was a National Policy, given that name and sanctified in capital letters by its architect, mainly to disguise with patri- otic generalities its real intent, the protection of Canadian man- ufacturers against American competition by high tariffs. A voter could agree or dis- agree with it. The Liberals could denounce it as original sin. At least everyone could understand it, and in our time, ironically enough, a Liberal government not only is enforc- ing but planning to strengthen it. That would amuse Macdon- ald if he were here, but his National Policy, unchanged ex- cept' in semantics and pious denials, is now seen to be much more complicated and uncer- tain in its consequence than he imagined. The consequences of restrict- ing American capital, for in- stance, the inevitable fall in living standards that must fol- low, above all the difficulty of preventing the bottomless maw Police Protection Is Necessary One man's pneumonia is another man's year. There were stoppages involv- headache. ing nearly million workers and most in- Now that the strike has been settled, or dustries. The record has been worse only close to settled as can be expected in twice since the general strike of 1926. some chronically unhappy docklands, coi fidence and satisfaction have mixed with the relief coming out of government, union and employer offices. It was serious but not disastrous. Ship- owners lost S12 million in profits. The dock- ers lost million in wages and the unions another Trade valued at about has been held up. Some ex- Only about five per cent of all these strikes were official. The others were the unpredictable wildcat variety. For instance the staff of London's huge Waterloo Station took the day off recently because one of their members was disciplined in a case of missing property. Reform has been a recognized need for i ici.9 up. OUU1U UA- i ,i ports have been lost permanently. Business y evcn tlle umons themselves. has gone over to continental ports with more stable labor relations. Conditions prevailing before the strike will not be restored for six weeks. And no- body is denying that (he economy has been dented. Still, few strikes have ended with such mutual respect and goodwill on ail sides. Two weeks was long enough to demon- strate that disastrous consequences were not far away. Yet it was short enough to avoid massive layoffs in industry, thanks In 1362 Ihe Trades Union Congress agreed to investigate "the possibility of reorganiz- ing the structure of both the TUG and the British trade union movement with a view to making it bettor fitted to meet modern industrial conditions." But no reorganization followed. Last year the Wilson government proposed reforming with- drawn in the face uf determined union op- position. The Tories propose to make a clear dis- tinction in law between lawful and unlawful Some comments on an article by Jim Wilson in the July 25 Herald. Mr. Wilson said "it must be some kind of a fiddle- bt'ain that suggests hitch-hikers should not be picked Every police force advises against picking up hitch-hikers. Many States in the U.S. have laws forbidding picking up hitchers and a multitude of crimes committed against mot- orists by hitch-hikers makes giving them rides an especially lethal type of Russian roulette. Mr. Wilson says marijuana and hashish are This knowledge is confined to Mr. Wilson as none of the large medical associations have said that they are harmless. They have in fact said these drugs are dangerous. Mr. Wilson seems very anti- police (especially towards those police who try to uphold the I wish to point out to Mm that those who are most critical of the police arc the type who make police forces necessary. I have often noticed that those are the ones who scream loudest for police pro- jection when they think their rights are being imposed upon. Mr. Wilson mentions the high ideals of the hippies. If a de- termination to do no useful work, lo be a beggar, to make the word love mean only the sex act. to wisii to overturn the social system that has fed, clothed and housed him foi? free, is what Mr. Wilson ad- mires most in people, then the hippie is indeed a man or woman sponsored by Mr. Wil- son. As for myself, I believe that probably 98 per cent of our young people are honest and honorable and are and will be a credit to Canada but as for the possibly 2 per cent who follow the sub-human, filthy way of life of the hippie, I gladly grant to Mr. Wilson my share of the right to pick them up on the highway and when Mr. Wilson walks back (if he survives) he will have learned a few of the facts of life that have escaped him so far. I wish I had a dollar for every kid that a policeman has helped and for every kid that a policeman, through kindness and helpful advice has brought back on the right path, and if I had all of these dollars for the good and kind deeds of policemen I would have a fund with which I could buy your million dollar fund and never miss the money. I would donate every dollar of tlu's money to police forces to be used to help and direct wayward kids and I am sure that no money would ever be die-aged people to get out today are Hello, Dolly Fiddler of the American economy from on the Roof and Man of La swallowing our resources and Mancha, hardly examples of finally gutting the whole conti- stage smut. nent these things, too com- And lechery has never been plicated for discussion here, will the "key to good TV ratings." torment Mr. Trudeau to the end the most popular shows today of his career and long outlast include the Carol Burnett him. Show, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Pig Still, they are no more than and Whistle. Is Mr. Black try- the outer layer of his great un- ing to tell us there's something answered question, the bitter funny going on on Hockey Night icing on the cake. For in truth, and gambling with larger in Canada? As for legalizing drugs and stakes, we are back essentially abortions, any govern ment the question that Macdonald worth its salt has to consider to answer with his primi- these issues when so many "ve methods at the beginning namely, whether the Cana- dian people have the perman- ent lifestuff of nationhood in them, the mil to surmount new Canadians are concerned over them. more gratefully received mere honestly spent. Mr. Wilson, after a lot of years that is what I think of policemen. KAY KEITGES. Lethbridge. Tho problem is that these are problems of the young and and the young marrieds One of the spirit unknown law which was eased, the di- the Physical task of the vorce law, allowed many mid- was AI optimist like this reporter mil say that the people have these qualities aaio! will show unhappy alliances, but Mr. Black apparently does not see moral decay in this. If the North American way of life goes the way of past them in the crunch. But; given the imponderables of a mad world and the deepening cleav- Soft Wheat Prices "great" "civilizations "it wilf'be a-f-es ot our because of its inherent sins: proved fay lust for money, over-competi- Jet to be ra- From The Herald front page June, from Mr. McNamara. the defining of the dollar dropped the price six cents to tiveness, materialism and sexual hang-ups. M.J.B. Lethbridge. proved by his successors. Old Tomorrow h a s disappeared. Young Today is only beginning to appear. (Herald Special Service) "White Spring Wheat, mainly the Canadian farmer. used for domestic needs has been in short supply." Mr. It is apparent then that the Wheat Board intends to bilk LOOKING BACKWARD Lang states, "the government the white wheat grower again, will lose about on by paying the same price as the 1968-69 crop and will pay for hard wheat and probably the same price for wheat this also make another "gift" to durum growers to replace money the Wheat Board used for other purposes. year as last year." Sines last year's price was substantially lower than for 1368-69 there is a chance that the government will b r e a k oven, but there has been no improvement in markets and in part to the holiday season. The govern- strikes; to make collective agreements bind- ing on both sides; to redefine unions and employer associations as corporate lepal entities capable of being sued: to clarity rights of employers and employees; to im- prove communications: to establish inclus- ment was spared the unpleasantness of using troops to unload perishable and es- sential cargoes. The settlement of seven per cent was tolerable. Prime Minister Kdward Heath no doubt was imagining heads nodding in approval tr'al lo (lea! with industrial disputes, all over the country when he asked the "PPMls and complaints, day after the settlement: "Is it not time we found a belter way of setlliii" industrial disputes th.ni the cosily and wasteful form we have been enduring for Ihe pasl fort- night in Ihe As everyone knows, the government just happens In have completed a c-omprehni- jivc n-apprai.sal of industrial ivlalions. And The soft white spring wheat grower isn't even in the export market and is in no way re- sponsible for any glut in fact he reduced the glut by leaving that market. Yet because he must pay irrigation expenses he gels Ihe lowest net returns Since the I.clhbridge Safely danger. Let's not wait until a of wheat grower and pays tragic accident occurs. Having seen the picltire of the university in your paper, I Warning Light Needed Council has disbanded I am writing this letter lo find out who can put pressure on the CPR to install a wig-wag warn- Labor was hamstrung because the unions are an integral part of their organization. The Tories have no such constraint. And they arc commuted to proceed. But there is room for a littlo Rive and take and plenty of TOiisultalion. The doek strike and the be- havior cf niicc: iK-d j.s a promising pre- lude to the real shoudoun expected In open later tlii.s ing directly east of Canadian ara prompted to say, What on Dressed Meats packing plant earth and there will be adjacent to CPR Merohandis- plenty if that goes on. This is ing. Since CPR Merchandising the most ridiculous plan our ec- centric planners have come up has opened in its present lo- with yet. It is nothing more cation, wiiat with line-ups of than an old-fashioned root col- transports etc., visibility is nil. lar. I thought a university was the highest taxes to meet the deficit on hard wheat (his taxes plus the surplus on the sale of soft spring wheat) of any one else in Canda. Quite a return for trying lo use a market where, as is shown, there is no glut. Injustice of this kind is not expected in Canada, nor, I am sure, in- tended by the Wheat Board. They have merely not given the THROUGH THE HERALD 1920 The hunt for the Crow's Nest train robbers has been in progress for three days, but as yet no trace of them has been found. It is thought they escaped across the line into the U.S. wheat market con- tinues to forge ahead reaching the highest levels in weeks. All futures in the Winnipeg Ex- change had reached well above the dollar mark due to the heat wave over the grain belts in the United Stales and Canada. W10 Camillien Houde of Montreal was arrest- ed and interned under the War Measures Act after statements urging the population not to register. moved lo dou- ble t h e standing fighting strength of her regular army as the world headed into weeks of crisis which Ottawa and oth- er capitals feel will show w h c t h e r Russia intends to touch off a third world war. 1080 Unite marks an important milestone wilh the opening of its first medical centre, a hospital. With switching of Irains, Ihe to be beautiful lo behold. Why mailer proper consideration dayliner and freu'hl trains, the danger is real. Swift Canadian is building now, adding to (lie Lethbridge. hide it in the coulees? MRS. V. S. (HFFEN. bill Iliey should do so. J. A. SF'ENCKR. Magratb. The Lethkutye Herald 504 7th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta LtniBHIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905 1934, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN i. T. 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