Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Sulurday, Auguil 7, 1971 Bruce Hutchison Wilson loses his cool The public image of former British Prime Minister and now lender of Britain's Labor opposition party, Mr. Harold Wilson, has reached a new low. In spile of Jiis expected victory when the Labor party national execu- tive voted heavily against Britain's entry into (lie Common Market, and the certainty that the Trades Union Congress in September and the Labor party conference in early October will oppose entry, Mr, Wilson is in deep trouble with Labor MPs, not to mention the ruling Conservatives. Mr. Wilson's reputation as the wily politician who never loses his cool under any provocation, is in serious doubt. His motives are suspect, and he lias been very nearly accused of lying by members of his own party. He has backed down on his original stand of agreeing to Britain's entry into the CKC. claiming lhat the terms are not right. But the British public knows, and so does Mr. Wilson, that the terms agreed to by Mr. Geoffrey Rippon, the government market nego- tiator, are more favorable than most Britons expected. His abrasive reac- tion to a speech made by deputy leader Roy Jenkins, leader of the labor party pro-marketeers did him no good. Mr. Jenkins emerged from the foray with an enhanced reputation as a man of integrity, believing passion- ately in his cause. Harold Wilson look- ed like a vacillating politician, of un- certain principle. Added to "all this, public opinion polls which until re- cently ran heavily against Britain's entry, are noiv almost even in favor. There are bound to be even storm- ier days ahead. The tide is running heavily against Mr. Wilson even to the point where his future as leader of the Labor party is in question. Plea for new exhibitors More people should be acquainted with the pleasures and satisfactions of gardening It is not everyone's cup of tea but it could be a happy answer to many people's boredom and search for a convenient recreational outlet. No special demands on time are in- volved, as with travelling, fishing, golf and the like; a few minutes here and a few there can see wonders worked in a back-yard garden. No ex- pensive equipment is involved. No lessons are required. Lethbridge is a city of many fine gardens, public and private. Yet not one person in ten who could get a bang out of gardening is actually let- ting himself or herself gel involved. And not one in five hundred who would thrill to the joys of competitive gardening is doing so. Good gardening in this city is the special concern of the Lethbridge Kc-rticultural Society. In addition to meetings and pro- viding both organized and unor- ganized advice, the society sponsors two competitions annually. One is for the home gardens themselves. Judg- ing for that is now under way. The other is for garden produce, both vegetables and flowers. That will be held this year on August 18 and 19 under the Exhibition grandstand. These competitions are essential it Weekend Meditation gardening is to flourish in Lethbridge. They can be worthwhile only if there is a substantial number of entries, and that means sufficient interested gardeners. Never is all of the best material ex- hibited. Many growers just don't both- er. This is a plea for new exhibitors. There are hundreds of gardens in Lethbridge with material well worth entering in competition. The first year the novice may not win many prizes, but he will learn and his in- terest will be whetted and next year he will be a serious competitor. And that way he will be contributing so much more to good gardening in Leth- bridge, He will be giving as well as getting. All it lakes is a bit of first-time courage and initiative. Anyone willing to risk being caught up in gardening enthusiasm should telephone the horticultural society secretary, Mrs. Geraldine Dye, at 328-4679, and ask that a copy of the prize list be mailed, and that some- one from the society be available for advice. In the meantime those who work in the society year in and year out should be thanked for their contribu- tion to a more attractive and interest- ing Lethbridge. Debts ice cannot lo the Church in Thessaloiiica Paid says. "Owe no man anything." Writing lo the Church in Rome Paul says, am a debtor." Is there a contradiction here? One would say not. The first refers to the ordinary business of life, dollars and ceuls. The sec- ond refers lo spiritual and cultural in- heritance Paul says he is a debtor for these things bolb lo Ihe Jews and to Ibe Greeks. But the Bible separates spiritual and material tilings as we do. They have a connection. The religious life is one of inheritance and investment. As Bernard Shaw says, a gentleman always puts back inlo life more than he takes from it. This is a hard Ihing lo do. Vie inherit so much more than we can possibly repay. Our laws, our freedom, our democratic way of life, our churches and educational system were inherited. Our ideals of justice and the good neighbor were inherited. We were born into a good family not by any merit of our own. A place in society was lovingly prepared for us. There are two ways of reacting to this fact. One is Ihe way of the sponger, who lakes it all, acknowledges no indebtedness, exploits and uses, but puls nolhing hack. The oUicr way is lo say. "I am a debtor." Such a man lives in constant gratitude. He sees life as a precious gift and all the Iwnefils he enjoys as things for which others have made great sacrifices. Though he carry an open pur.se with him always, lie can never make repayment. Take Ihe Christian Church. Think of Ifie martjrs a great many of. them as they are described realistically in the eleventh chapter ol the letter to Ihe Hebrews "stoned, sawn asund.fr slain with the sword of whom the world was not worthy." Or take the Bible. Think of Tyn- dale saying he must do his duty while God gives him life ami translating lhat bible in exile. At the end, betrayed by a friend to whom lie loaned money, Tyndale was burn- ed alive, desperately pulling his feet back from [he flames. We arc debtors men like John Uunyan who swore lo remain in prison for liis convictions "until moss grew on his eye- brows.'' Debtors lo men like Calvin, crea- tor of Western democracy, "t h e most Christian man of his as someone called him. Debtors to men like John Knox who broke the royal tyranny and gave Scotland (tie finest education system in the world. Debtors to the Puritans whom we much abuse loday. But then, no man is a hero ID his valet. To Ihe Puritans we owe our liberty. Debtors to men like John Wesley who fought social abuses and transformed the religious face of Great Britain, sending out vast streams ol in- fluence through Europe and America. Deb- tors to men like Kai Munk who opposed Ihe Nazi tyranny in Denmark. He preached against it fearlessly in danger of his life. "The most important and valuable jewel of the Church is Christ said Kai Munk. "That which is next important is the spirit of the martyr, the Christian martyr spirit. The martyrs loved Christ so much that they found no sacrifice too great. By this martyr spirit we once con- quered the world; without this the world will conquer us.'' The Nazis took him one night from his wife and five children. His deud, battered body was found by a road- side. Our country is filled with rebels, most of whom are destroyers. They build little, liv- ing without appreciation of the past. Once the Philistines had David trapped in the Cave of Adullam. David was lonely and he sighed, "Oh that I had some of the water from the well by the gale of Bethlehem." Three of his soldiers overheard him. They got through the Philistine army and brought back the water. David would not drink of it. He saw it was sacramental water. Men had died to give it to him. K only more of us had this insight, this reverence! Everything in life is sacramen- tal. The important thing about a man is net whal he owns, but what he owes. Pay yom- debt as much of it as you can. PRAYER: Give me the unselfishness 0 God, to say, not that T have a life lo live, but lhat f have a life lo give. -K.S..M. Plethora of civil servants The Wall Slrccl Journal of 1'rofc.sMir Parkin- son's numerous laws is that "civil service expands by an inexorable rule of growth, irrespective of the work (il any) which has to he done." In a recent book Ihe pood professor figured lhat, if current trends continue, everyone in Britain will be working for Ihe government by the year Intrigued by ll.Ls calculation, the Morgan Guaranty Survey, published by New York's Morgan (iuaraiily Trust Co., recently applied Ihe idcn In Ibe fn Hie past decade government employment at all levels, excluding the armed forces, has grown by 51 per cent, compared with a 19 per cent rise in the total labor force. U things go on like that, Uie bank said, every American working for government by century and a half sooner Uian in Brilain. H's easy to chuckle over some of Pro- fessor Parkinson's laws, projections and predictions. In Ihis instance, Ihougb. the underlying trend isn'l amusing. Questioning formerly reliant ideas WHEN the obvious is slated by a layman nobody pays any attention. When it is stated by an expert thinker like Dr. 0. M. Solandt, chairman o[ the Canadian Science Council, the public may listen. His latest report to Hie government says lhat the chance of human sur- vival on the planet earth in (he long run is very dubious; that mankind can buy time by in- creasing food production, Urait- iflg birth and cm'ing pollution; but lhat the time must be used to slabilize the world's popula- tion on a permanent basis, to control I he use of its resources and U> reorganize its whole so- cial system. Otherwise there "That Traffic Is Positively Dangerous" can be no tolerable future for our species. At! (his is obvious to anyone who can read a few simple fig- ures but not much has been done about il because it is so obvious and looks so hopeless. We get tired of hearing these things and, like a man condi- tioned to Ine noise, the poison and the barbarism ol a mod- ern city, we learn to live with the presence of future doorrr, knowing that, it will not touch us, only our posterity. We're all right, Jack, for a little while yel. In one sense this problem is scienlific and economic. How do we use scier.ce to arrest the fatal increase of our species and its exhaustion of Uie plan- el's resources? How do we use economies to distribute Ihose resources if we can preserve them? The oilier side of the prob- lem, the human and thus the political side is mucli more difficult. How do we per- suade man to change his ways, to live like a man in- stead of a ravening jungle creature now that the jungle is made of steel, concrete and plastic, managed by computer and prelected1 by nuclear weapons? In the case of Canada, how do we repeal the innocent na- tive myth which has governed us from the beginning the myth of bigness, of population growth, of wealth, efficiency and the reliable gross national p r o d u c t as the panscea and antibiotic for all the ills that flesh is heir to? How long will it take us to realize that the Letters to the editor Bureaucratic prejudice hurls Alberta farmers A wrong be exposed be- fore it can be corrected. The loss to farmers caused by the hailslorms cf July 23rd in cen- tral Alberta has been estimated by Alberta Hail Studies at ten million dollars. The complete failure to conlrol the hailstorm through Didsbury and Three Hills by (he method of seeding clouds being teslcd by Ihe Al- berta Hail Studies, makes it ne- cessary to challenge this whole research program that has cost Ihe public Ireasmy millions of dollars and produced nothing of value to agriculture. file stench ol rotting vegeta- tion permeating the air in cen- tral Alberla is only exceeded by Ihe stench of buiecucratic politics. Some would rather see the agricultural industry de- stroyed than acknowledge Ihe contribution of private industry in this field or the magnitude of its achievements while serving the fanners of central Alberta through the Alberla Weather Modification Co-operative. The destructive bias of this repealth group (AHS) and their cohorts against the work of pri- vate industry is so great that they been directly respon- sible for creating and maintain- ing the controversy over the work of AWMC and their op- erators, Irving P. Krick Asso- ciates. They have altemp'.cd lo discredit the reports of AWMC and Krick Associates by issuing reports that ranged all the way from half truths to direct false- hoods. They attempt to ignore completely the carefully con- servative positive report pre- pared by Pi'of. T. A. Peterson of the Department of Agricul- tural Economics, University of Alberta, that vindicates the claims of value for this pro- gram made by AWMC and for which he was awarded a doc- tor of philosophy degree. This report demonstrates a return on the investment for cloud seeding that is without parallel in any service in the history of agriculture. In my published reports, "Al- berta Hail Research a Major Agriculli'-al Disaster" and "Farmers are the Pawns of Bureaucratic Politics" avail- able at several feed mills, seed plants and newstands in central Alberta, I clearly documented the unreliability of reports by AIIS and the deadly bias of their work. They would see farmers in hell before they would acknowledge any posi- tive developments in this field by private industry. They even ignored the positive reports of the U.S. National Science Foun- dation and other progressive research groups in Uie U.S. who are not under domination of the weather bureaus. As a result, no statement AHS or their cohorts make can be ac- at face value. This is an example of how our huge bu- reaucracies advise our govein- mcnls on policies that grad- ually drag our nation down to lolal socialism where bureauc- racy reigns supreme. Fortunately for the science of weather modification and the farming community, large areas of government research in this field in the U.S. are not dominated by Ihe weather bu- reau. The developments of pri- vale industry that have basic- ally been accomplished by men associated with or trained in the dept. of meteorology of the California Institute of teclinol- ogy during the 30s and 40s un- der the chairmanship of Dr. Krick have been recognized. Thus rather than the deadly blocking of progress we witness in the Alberta Hail Studies and their friends, we find the re- search in Koulh Dakola under the direction of Dr. Richard A. Sclilcusencr actively promoting the application of weather mod- ification services over the whole of Ihe state of South Da- kota with stale assistance. The stated objective is in three stages of expansion, to increase average rainfall, reduce flood- ing from cloud bursts and re- duce hail damage. It is partic- ularly pertinent to us that this progressive research group rec- ommend commercial operators be used lo do the seeding lo utilize their experience and ef- ficiency. Of several competent com- panies in this field, (he selec- tion of Dr. Krick to present to thu huge American Water Works Convention held June 15, 1971 in Denver, the capabilities of cloud seeding lo increase available water supplies, recog- nizes him as the leader and chief researcher in this field in spite of every effort of weath- Criticism of long-liaird youth unfair Recently in Ihe Herald there have been letter1: of criticism of youth, especially young men wearing long hair. I take a dim view of these letters accusing these young fellows of being panhandlers, beggars, etc. Please allow me to relate a recent incident which will throw a different light on Ihe matter. Since f have been closely con- nected with two cases wherein a hitch-hiker murdered his ben- efactor and I have also had ar- ticles stolen from my car, I (Junk I can be pardoned for being rather cautious about picking up hitch-hikers. How- ever, the other day while re- luming alone from Calgary, I picked up a couple of long- haired boys (after asking them, a few questions through Ibe window of my locked car doori. Our conversation dealt wilh many ir.allers, including reli- gion and Ihe crealion of I he world. The buys were both Catholic, and I recently return- ed from England where my wife and I filled a mission for the Mormon church. One of the boys had just fin- ished college and the other high ficlioo] at home in Boston, Mass. They were out to sec Ihe counlry during vac-alien time. Tlicy were very hungry ns it had beon some lime since Ihey had been lo a lioslel and Ihcy had had all Ibcir mtinoy stolen. They did rail ask me for .'i handout; but J voluntarily stnpjKYl at the store in Stand- off to buy them a few groceries for their pack sacks. Among other things I went to buy them chunk of cheese; the toys said to only buy half Ihe amount T wa.s going to buy be- cause a larger piece would only be wasted in the hot weather. One of them asked me whal I lliought about long hair. I (old him that if I had any, I would probably grow it the way f wanted and I supposed it was his privilege to do the same. Anyway if f like young fellows witli long hair maybe Ihey wouldn't like old guys with bald heads, f further observed that it didn't matter as much what was on lop of the head as what was walking around un- drmealh. We slopped in Cardston for my mail which incudcd several correspondent chess cards. One the boys said he was an ar- dcnl chess enthusiast so I look them home lo sec how good he really was. One of flic boys didn't even smoke; hut some- one had given the other a pack- el. I cautioned him lhat smok- ing was sort of taboo around nur place since some of our grandchildren were visiting. (He asked my permission lo smoke while in Ihe car which of course I granted.) ..My wife upon hearing their predicament immediately com- menced lo piepare supper while 1 engaged Ihe one in ;i of chess. The olbcr who was passionately fond of chil- dren played with the grand-chil- dren. The boys ate heartily being very hungry. One thing I no- ticed in particular was their excellent lable manners. Their conversation was very pleasanl and in fact J never heard one single phrase of vulgarity. Now you gentleman who wrote those letters. Can you honestly classify these fellows as panhandlers or beggars when they never even asked me for anything to eat and of- fered to do some work to pay for it? Those fine men were out to see the beauty of God's world, travelling by the only means possible. Calling them names for dohg this is something like calling a fellow a Ibicf and robber when be hooks a cookie from his grand- mother's cookie jar. As I look the boys lo Carway they were greatly thrilled with flic sight of the Rockies and I lold them Ihcy had a good idea lo sec some of the world while they could because if God was Rood enough U> give us such a lioauliful world we should fry and get nut and see some of il. 1 jusl didn't happen lo pick up the only two nice fellows in Ibo country. There arc many thousands just like Ihcm any place you waul to Ro. I hnve met them in many countries. I.KO W. SI'KNCKK. Cards! on. er bureau people in the U.S. and Canda to discredit him. An influential farm paper in tho U.S. "The Fartner-Stock- inan" has taken up a drive to open the way for wide public use of Ihis science and lo over- come the controversy "largely generated by governmenl bu- reaucrals." Refering lo pro- gressive research, a July edi- torial states "In reviewing statements published' in 1950 and 1951 by Dr. Krick we find that a large percentage of the research merely verifies his claims. None of it contradicts his pioneering procedures, as far as we could delcimine. The major difference seems to be Dr. Krick has tried his theories in the field." They note a local example "one of Dr. Krick's projects in New Mexico has been in operation for 21 years and was green this spring when most of the country was still very dry." Truly the farmers of Alberla and even our government are (he "Pawns of Bin'eaucralic Politics." In contrast lo the failure of AHS, Dr. Krick is prepared to guarantee a 65 per cent reduction in average hail damage over a five-year pe- riod. There is good reason (o -.xpect an 80 per cent reduction in average hail damage can be achieved with proper financing. Al Ihe same time they would train meteorologists for AWMC so they could then be in a po- sition to carry on as their own cloud seeding co-operative, en- abling this farm corporation to truly fulfil its responsibilities to the fanners of Alberta.' Undoubtedly, Dr. T. A. Pe- terscn of the department of ag- ricultural economics would be responsible to assess the re- sults, since in his report on the program of AWMC he recom- mends it be re-established as soon as possible along with a research program designed to establish as accurately as pos- sible the values being achieved. ,f. T. BISHOP. Three IiilL, Alberla. Looking Through Ihe Herald of photo- graphs and writlen documents in facsmile across the ocean by wireless has been accomplish- ed. Two successful lesls have been in during the past three days. 18.11 Colonel Charles Lind- bergh and his wife arrived to- day at Aklavic from Baker hake on their flight over the rim of the world lo Japan. single magic remedy doesn't work any more, that bigness of itself solves nothing, that our population is quite big enough already, that the crowded world envies us our emptiness and elbowTOom? On the other hand, E Cana- dian as brilliant as Dr. Solandt warns us that wealth of itself is not necessarily evil and can be good. Dr. John Deutsch, the ablest of our economists and a homespun philosopher as well, says quite rightly that it would be madness to curb the produc- tion of wealth when many of our .people are poor. So it would. The hick, then, is to man- age Uie production of wealth without exhausting its only source, in our Canadian earth, and to distribute it sensibly without destroying the chance of general happiness through crapulent luxury and embitter- ed poverty at opposite, warring poles. This, too, is obvious and has been obvious for several millenia. It was obvious 'o Aristotle with his Golden Mean, to all the great philos- ophers and all Ihe great religions But if it was obvious to them in an abstract fashion it is imperative to us in a des- perate fashion since we now face Ihe ultimate question of survival which faced no gen- eration before our own. Dr. Solandt (with Dr. D e u t c h doubtless agreeing) says that we must reorganize cur governmental and social institutions if we are to answer that question short of total chaos. Werf that the only lask Ihe answer should be well with- in our capacity. For we have learned to reorganize our in- stitutions and are reorganizing them so fasl that today's Sys- tem, whatever name you give it, would be unrecognizable U> our fathers as it is almost in- comprehensible to us. We can keep on reorganizing it but unfortunately the Sys- tem, however reorganized, will not serve all our needs. It never has. You might almost say, indeed, that the better sort af m a n has survived despite the System, not through it. Yet to the scientist, the economist, (lie expert of every sort, speak- ing professionally, the System is supreme and everything else, including the individual, subsidiary'. Such men are necessary, men like Dr. Solandt and Dr. Deutsch beyond price (espe- cially in Iheir non-professional But all their re- forms, even if they succeed, must touch only the outer fringes of life because it oper- ates under a different System entirely, of which science knows little and economics much less Hence UK most interesting development in our times, it seems to me, is not the dis- covery of lire obvious physical facts, Ihe facls of deslrudion or survival. It is the sudden, groping, grasping suspicion among ordinary men that many of the ideas on which Ihey have always relied are probably wrong and must be changed. In the rich nations like Can- ada, where men have time to think, and freedom to think about life as Ihey please, that dawning awareness of old fal- lacies and new necessities will have more effect on society than all tire politicians, scien- tists and economists combined. It mocks alike Ihe sacred as- sumptions of politics, the sham battles of politics, the accuracy of statistics, ft contains more heresy, and explosive force lhan all the revolu- tionaries of Moscow and Pe- king put together. So far Uie dawn is faint, a tiny streak on the darkness, but as a man wiser than we said long ago, the sun also rises. (Herald Special Service) backward 1911 A one billion dollar boost in the house approved United States tax bill was suggesled today by Senator Tom Connally. The rise in laxes would offset the mounting cost of national de- fence. IMT A new record of more (ban 130 miles in altitude was set today by an American-built Viking rocket. The live ton Viking No. 6 stayed in the air for ten minutes. The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th St. S., Lcthbririge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Published -195-1, by Hon. W. A. 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