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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDOE HERAID Thunday. ftufluil 10, 1973------ Maurice Western As usual, public pays in wage settlement The Mounties get shelved The CBC should seriously recon- sider its decision to scrap "i'lio Long documentary on ttie long, miserable hike the North West Mounted Police undertook from Duf- fcrin, Manitoba to Fort Macleod, in the summer of Granted, the CI.UJ lias every rea- son to be nervous over some of its programming following Hie public's discontent with the costly Jalna ser- ies, lint there is no comparison be- tween a fanciful family romance ser- ies and the historical facts behind the NWMP so well recorded by many of its first recruits. With the force's centenary celebra- tions beginning next year, Canadians are waiting with interest to find out many relatively unknown facts they hope will coma to light about these world famous police. Why were they formed? What was the size of the force? Who were the personnel? Why were they sent to Fort Macleod? Whal maps did they use to so mis- lead them on their march? Who was Jerry Potts? Concerning the last, it may come as a surprise to Albertans to discover lhat this legendary figure is scarcely known east of Saskat- chewan. According to reports, the COC's documentary would have admirably covered the first year of the NWMP. Us presentation would have set the scene for centenary year but unless the public protests its cancellation as persistently as it roasted the Jalna series it is doomed to share the lat- tor's fate. The only way the CBC might be coaxed out of its decision is through the personal approach. Letters and phone calls to CBC management re- questing a change of heart might do the trick. Ugandan Asians Uganda President Idi Amin's an- nouncement that Asians with British passports, about in all, must leave the country within three months is said to have startled Bri- tish diplomats. The abruptness of Amin's decision probably caught Ihe diplomats off base, but the decision itself is not surprising. Amin's sol- diers have been making life well- nigh intolerable for Asians living in Uganda ever since his military re- gime took over the reins of gov- ernment in January 1971. Asian resi- dents have been forced to pay high prices for police protection, raping of young Asian girls has not been uncommon, and some leaders of the Asian community have disappeared completely. Now Amin has issued an order to his notoriously undisciplined army to be "prepared to arrest anyone try- ing to sabotage the economy and confuse the people." This will lead to mass arrests on almost any pre- text. The terrible dilemma of these peo- ple and what to do with them is bound to mean another very large headache for the British government, which has placed an immigration quota on East African Asians of per year. The lists of would-be im- migrants is already long; many liur- opcan countries have now taken steps to prevent "dumping" of these un- wanted wanderers, and there have been numerous cases of Asians at- tempting to enter Britain without the required vouchers. has an- nounced, as might be expected, that its borders are closed to Uganda Asians. If, as now appears inevitable, Amin's expulsion threat actually materializes, there is bound to be renewed racial friction in Britain, arid intensification of the problem which has lain relatively-dormant in the past two years. International complications involving Uganda and much of East Africa with the rest of the world especially with Britain and India are bound to result, As for the Heath government it can ex- pect a great deal of noisy rhetoric and very little assistance from the large thorn in its side Enoch Pow- ell M.P. for Wolverhampton South- west, waiting in the wings to take advantage of any intensification of fear over the race issue in his con- stituency. Nationalist outpourings Nationalism can lead to the expul- sion of Asians from Uganda and to the exclusion of Americans Irom Canada. The uproar in Calgary over the proposed appointment of an American to he chief of police stems from much the same attitude as that adopted by Uganda officials only full-fledged citizens are welcome. It is ironical that for years the highest aspirations of many Cana- dians were fulfilled only when posi- tions were acquired in the United States. Maybe Canadians frequently encountered opposition lo accepting their appointments but the impres- sion generally was that when they qualified the Americans were happy to get them. Now when the situation seems to have reversed somewhat and qualified Americans can be lured to Canada they don't seem to be wanted. Since the Second World War espec- ially, one of the great scandals in the world has been the way in which developed nations such as Canada and the United Slates have drained de- veloping nations of their much-need- Education Irish style By Ixmis Burke Or.ce known to Medieval Eu- rope as the island of saints and schol- YYTfAWA The stool sloory is developing liko nn o I d movie, although not one with atlrocMlvG features lor the captive 1 ho surprise of no one witli Ire general plot, tho word i.s out that selective sleel price increases in the order of 5 per cent are now in prospect. For of any have -slept through earlier chapters the c h r o n i> 1 o y y is roughly as follows. In, October 19M, tlio Sleel Company of Cmmda announced its .second round of prices thai year. They amounted to .six per cenl. There-was a background of strikes and a way c -f ri n RC 1 jencf i t sell Ic-ment involving increased labor cosls man-horn- ol approxi- ed potential leadership. If the pro- tests against appointments to non- citizens was an expression of con- science on that score they would be more palatable. Instead they are merely nationalistic. An argument that the U.S. is in some respects an impoverished na- tion that can ill afford to lose a man of the calibre and capability of Charles Gain, if it could be made to stick, would perhaps have given Can- ada a more respectable image in the Calgary controversy. Now the coun- try is, more than ever, colored with the pettiness that goes with nation- alism as against true patriotism. Never has the need been greater lor people to overlook their bound- aries to embrace a concern for the world community. Human survival may very well depend on the de- velopment of that kind of outlook in the next few years. It is dishearten- ing, then, to witness the outpouring of strong nationalist sentiments that would keep outsiders from "defiling the purity" of particular states. ars, Ireland is having grcr.t difficulties not only with its saints, hut its scholars, too. The educational .system, in a state of up- heaval, appears in poor shape. The ideas and intent exist, but the application and practice seems to have broken down. Tradition, litre as elsewhere, i.s under concentrated attack. Kvents, happening in the past five years, have bewildered most parents, confused many churchmen who are deeply suspicious of the education department. Prior to 1907, .secondary education was expensive and hail to be paid for penny by penny. Along came universally sec- ondary education; as a .shuddering, shatter- ing step from '.he traditional into the mod- ern. Additional thousands embarked anrl cre- ated a .student wave which onto the cornmercial-imlustriFi] shores fast yf-ar after fl five year journev and thr; n.sunl promises of Utopia. The- result, v.a.s drift- wood people only able to land drifters' jobs floors, running messages anrl the like. T'nis may change tomorrow as Ireland enters tho Common Market; hut what about today? Teachers and educators gcr.crally de- plore thi: situation. Many to point out that previously some youngsters liad five full years to find a place in their riety: albeit, a very lowly one. GOVERNMENT SPENDS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY TO COUNT THE I SUPPOSE VJE S-HOULP BE GRATEFUL THAT WE COUKT THAT MUCH I Letters to the editor Public debate requested on chiropractic I was very pleased to read the article by Joe Ma concern- ing the chiropractic associa- tion, After reading the com- ments by Dr. Oshiro and Dr. Driodger, there are -several questions that I would like to direct to them as well as all medical doctors who share a similar opinions concerning chir- opractic. I. Dr. Oshiro said "The Al- berta Govcrnmt'nl i.s doing a great public disservice by in- cluding chiropractic coverage in health care insurance." 1 fai! to sec we should he forced to place our complete mental and physical health in the hands of one organization as would lie tiie case if health care insurance was limited to treatment by medical doctors. With due respect lo the high educational degree of Medical doctors, the rust of us are not lo considered as Ixiing incup- ohle of choosing our own type o! professional health care. Apple cider vinegar cheaper than wine Eva 71rewsler's article on wine, which I've just noticed in the clean-up around hero, is quite interesting. But Dr. Brew- ster (I presume) iti his curing of sick horses in Africa illus- trates the slovenliness of gov- ernment employee's toward government funds. Using 75 ounces of table wine to cure a sick horse! This would cost about three dollars. Had he used apple cider vinegar with a few drops of iodine, it would have cost only about 12 cenLs. At this rate, 1984 will get here early. The use of apple citler vine- gar in curing of both human and animal ills apparently has a long history among the farm- ers of Verrnonl. Dr, Jarvis, in his Folk Mwlicino many oE these cures. If I re- rnemlH-'r correctly. Dr. Jarvis imolied that the only wine suit- able fur curing ills was (is) a localized Italinn wine used by farmers in southern Italy. He dirln't much credence to the value of any other kind. Hut H would seem, by Eva Brews- tor's article, that Dr. Jarvis hadn't paid it much attention. Tt was just apple cider vine- gar, apple cider vinegar, until you were blue in the face. Mrs. Brewstcr's thought is an im- provement. Trying out apple cider vine- gar hart an odd effect. I sud- denly discovered thai T nouid- n't stand more than a glass or two of beer. It would begin to taste more and more like vino- gar. Perhaps this Ls the long lost cure for alcoholism. Hut Ihcn I've noticed, while med- dling with herbs, that you can get all the symptoms of the dis- order a herb is supposed to cure. This is when you're per- fectly well in the first place. With these reversals, t h e thought comes to mind that per- haps cancer, with it's random cell growth, nviy one day lie reversed as well and used lo create desired cell growth where such is needed. Perhaps cancer cells are the key to re- generation of amputated limbs, bad hearts and whatnot. GEORGE BYE Milk River Only friendly company The religious, ever a factor in Irish edu- cation, question the wisdom of government so v-ith so many for so little. Industry and commerce are not sophisti- cated enough to cope, they say. Also being seriously Is the deci.sion to focus on onr-, single type of post primary school structure known as a community school. These new schools, some twenty-five of them, influenced by a Swedish model, intended as community structures, are supposed to be drably uniform in design, They have to built and operating by Hi7R lo qualify for a World Hank loan of some fifteen million pounds. The uniform- ity of design and of the education department, Dublin, hrive crime; under extreme verbal fire from opposing forces; architects, politicians, parents and churchmen. For all its faults, the Kovcrr.rr.rnt Is bravo, if not in jf.s f.-fforts to introduce universally free .secondary edu- cation. For lonff, .such has Uf-n Uifl privilege of the few to the dctrimcr.1 of the many. A new phssc has arrived in Irish edu- cation even though thci growing pains am grc-nt. Ireland is bound to very cliangnl ono from the traditional. H, i.s that it may a much belter one. Expressing the appreciation felt by many Herald readers treasuring doggy company may 7 first compliment the writer of t h e admirable editorial of Monday, July 31st, and next complement it with some points. Sad to say, Byron would have condemned the editorial as together too wishy wfishy. Kyron felt that certain EeaUires nf his faithful Newfoundland dog, bettered parallel human frjature.s, to the extent thai he was willing to accept his New- foundland dog as a fine crea- ture, while rejecting any such opinion of humanity. Being no Ilyion, I can ex- press no such strong convic- tions. However, 7 can but men- tion the feeling lhat predatory, often very cruel humanity is considerate occasionally towards nther than the human species at least in Lcth- bridtfe last week. The public hearing proved a worthy exam- ple; of Mich an occasion. Many men and women, showing deep Soppy-hearted people concern, could find no room in [he gallery of the council cham- her and left in anger and irri- tation. How Richard Burke could report (ho gallery as lie- ing only half filled is beyond comprehension except as a figment of his im.'itfinnlion! fn conclusion humnnly sol- fish though it mny be we must concur lhat cnu'l persfcu- and shnijjhtc-r of wmild lead lo the nf many cherished, pet.s, the only friend- ly company mid closest- protec- tion of rnnny oldsters and lone- ly others in Lelhbridgc. C. P. bridge. After all, we are citizens of a free country and we have the right to choose for ourselves. 2. Dr. Oshiro and Dr. Dried- gtr said, "if patients get well aflcr seeing chiropractors it is because of the psychological and Dr. Drciclgcr slat- ed, "I find nothing scientific with the theory of chiroprac- tic." Surely if chiropractic was