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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE II1HBRIDGE HERALD Tuoidcy, August 8, 1972 Carl Tom Eagleton proved he was a fit man About time! At last something is being done about the hiuh cost ot domestic air lights. Air Canada, smartinj; at the continued loss of tourist trade to the more economical charter (lights abroad is plannin" to introduce cursion fares" at a considerable re- duction over present economy fares. The new fare schedule, already submitted to the transport commis- sion (or approval, if passed will go into effect Oct. 1. Proposed excursion fares on flights over 700 miles have been lowered substantially. A rcluni ticket from Vancouver to Montreal will be as against the current economy fare of ?26li a consider- able saving. There are, of course, restrictions on when the rates will apply. Sunday and holiday travel is out as are cur- tain busy 'hours on week days. lint travellers will soon learn to accom- modate themselves to meet the air- lines regulations. Kconoinicul air travel has long been needed in Canada to encour- age citizens to stay home and see their own country first. Now lhat this opportunity seems near at hand tour- ist agencies, both government and private, should swing behind the air- lines by encouraging packaged tours from coast to coast. There is much to see and do in Canada but it has not been given the polished promotion overseas travel lias enjoyed for so long. Perhaps more thought will be expended now to develop this neg- lected potential. Political manhunt WASHINGTON Like a pop- sk'le on Hie ( July Hen. Tom Kanlctoit's dii-ain Wiis liulil in ii n ncl. Hut us Ilic lust ticart- b re ak hit! splallorcjl inmitnl hi.s shni'tups, ho louk it like a man. Tdin smiuhl iin oth- ei1 mini oil sliolildtTS In: i-milil wct'p puhlicly. There lit; ill n crusliinU moment tit polilU'iil ignominy, lire first in Hits nation's limg liislory to lie driven from a presidential lickct. As Ilic axa frll, surely his heart pmiiulcd and his licad llmibbed, Iml Tom ICaRlcton look it liko a man. Ho delivered nil pity-scckinR tirade against "the Kiistern cs- tablishmenl press" wliosc ed- itorials had liecn in larcc mca- snre the killers of tiis tlveiim. In the throes of devastating defeat, n[ personal traficdy, when even the strongest of men are excused some maniff'sla- tion of self-pity, sotne feeling of having been kicked around, Tom Kaglelon did not whimper. There lie stood, kucfrdeep In signs of abandonment, even be- ll iiyal. The picsidcnllal con- tender who had vowed "one. thousand per cent" support was on network TV, delivering his political death sentence after knuckling u n d e r to (he pros- Kiire.s of money and old politics. Still, Tom Hunk-trill look it like a man. From him, no vin- dictive cries of rule or ruin. No paranoid utterances about how lie would refuse to support (ho lickel if they look the nomina- tion away frnm him because of .such "stinking" pressures. Ragleton agreed lo take to Ihe stump for George Mc- Covcrn and whoever took llio torch that was being wrested from his once-eager grasp. Even though you knew for days lhat Hagleton hail to step down, you watched the man through his liours of agony knowing tliul he was displaying menial health mid emotional stability far beyond lhat of llio men who worked hardest to dc per cent of all new civil service employees in the national capital region. This was by far the highest percen- lage on record. If it is maintained, and if the language training program achieves its immediate targets, Ihc goal of n reasonable bilin- gual civil service by 1075 might not bo as unrealistic as most Canadians, in Quelrcc and else- where, have appeared lo believe In recent years. This picture nlso indicates lhat the real lesl of Ihe pro- gram in terms of acceptance within the civil service and by the voting public, has yet lo lake place. The public outcry lo date, and hidden bill stubliorn opposition within llio civil ser- vice, are omens of grcalcr diffi- culty in the near future when the actual turning point is readied. is clear lhal this prjinl will rnmciile. very roughly with tho date of the ncxl federal election, and lint Ibis is the context in which Prime Miniser Trutleau this month described bilingual- as very emotional issue" which "will h.ive importance on Hit- vjtc.s which ,'irc cast in var- imis pails of Canada. (Tfiimto .Slar .Syndicate) Looking backward tlif llcnitrl 1922 Mfinilofia's first farm- er cahinot sworn in nt noon (txhiy in succession to tlio Norri.s ad m i nisi r al i on. Affer posl- liuiK'monls, il bus IJCCIM :in- iK'iinroil Hint the: .sorics of jumps at Ilic mrpnrl. will lafcn plnco Innitfht. llftnorjihlfl Humphrey irnnislt-r of hfoor at Ottawa, lias IKTTI lirtfwl by Did Albcrla Kedcralion nf Agri- nildnc to a feilinj; on harvest waf-c.s of per Proprietors nnd Pnblishcri Published Iflfl-l-iavi, by Mon. W. A. IWCIIANAN Clan rnlrr fit Thfl Cflnadr-in flnd ublhl.ern' AHfic'n'iDn Jind fho Audl CI.EO Vt, W.O'iVERS, Efliln THOMAS H. ADAMS, Ge noil PIU.IUG Wiinflqlnri Trlifrr ROY I MILHL Advirllilng lk.n lln. 001? CnnarJhn NtvApa lF Burr, n i HAY HERALD SERVES THB SOUTH" ;