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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE ICTHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, August M, 1972 Korean talks delay The first plenary session of tlic Red Cross talks concerning the peaceful ramificalion of North and South Korea were expected to take plaeu in October. Tho meetings between North and South Korean Red Cross delegations were for the purpose of establishing methods by which sep- arated families could visit relatives, trace their whereabouts, mail, etc. The idea that the strongly anti Communist authoritarian gov- ernment in Seoul ami the equally rigid Communist regime in Pyong- yang could bring themselves to the point of any kind of communication led to all kinds of speculation lead- ing to a pious hope that Korea would, in the not too distant future-, he reun- ified. Karly euphoria has been dissipaled. The talks have been postponed indef- initely because neither side can agree who will be allowed to participate, what news coverage is to lie allow- ed, and where the conference will he held. The delay can only give comfort to hard-liners of both sides those in the South Korean government who oppose any contract with the Commu- nists, and those in Pyongyang who advocate llio destruction of President Cluing Ilee Park's regime by either subversion or outright military force. The motivating factor in the at- tempt to come together is that neith- er nation can depend on tho sponsor- ing super power to fight out tho divisive issues militarily, and there is nothing to indicate that this situa- tion has changed since the joint North South Korean declaration of .Inly 4. South Korea of course, blames the North for the delay. No one ''outside" knows what the North has to say about il. because there are m> foreign newsmen in 1'yong- About all that can be said now is to express a hope that early delay does not mean the end of efforts to establish dialogue. No one was pre- dicting Ihal accommodation would be easy. On Ihe other band no one predicted that some foundation for agreement had not been pre-arrang- ed. This now seems to be the case. There are 27 years of conflict and bitterness to be overcome, and as an American diplomat in Seoul is re- ported to have said, "nobody hates Ihe way brothers hate." Prison alternatives Recently The Herald, along with some oilier papers in Canada, car- ried a Yardlcy Jones cartoon showing a man arriving in prison. The guard accompanying him to the eel! asks, '.'tad how long do you intend staying here, sir Obviously, the refer- ence was to the policy of the Canadi- an government to get as ,many peo- ple out of jail as fast as possible n policy which dismays some citizens especially when a few parolees hava gotten into much-publicized trouble. These unfortunate instances are not apt to deflect the government from its search for prison alternatives. Realization that incarceration has proved to be an ineffective way of dealing wilh offenders against the law has resulted in widespread ex- perimentation in other means o treating the convicted. Studies have repeatedly shown that prisons tend to create criminals rath- er than bring about correction. Some authorities in the field of corrections estimate that no more than 15 per cent of today's prison population needs to behind bars for reasons of public safety. Consequently the trend is to empty the prisons and develop non institutional correctional p r o- grams in local communities. Labelling this approach as 'radical' or 'do-gooder' runs against the fact that it has been adopted in California during the administration of Govern- or Ronald Reagan, a man not very likely ever to qualify as either a rad- ical or a do-gooder, ft just makes good sense to try something else from the point of view of stopping bolb Ihe waste of lives and money. While conclusive proof of the ef- fectiveness of the non-institutional ap- proach is lacking, there are indica- tions that it is an improvement. In Florida, for instance, 1.252 prisoners were released in because they were found to have been unconstitu- tionally convicted. Nearly 30 months later a study showed that the recid- ivism rale among them was IT6 per cent compared to a 25.4 per cent rate among another group of convicts who served their sentences and wera normally released. Such data as this lies behind the shelving of plans to buiid new pris- ons in many pails of the United States and Canada. The increasing use of probation and parole make more institutions unnecessary. There are risks involved in freeing certain individuals but they seem worth taking. The strict locking up procedure lias been sending men back into society more disposed than ever to continue a life of crime. We have tolerated that high risk situa- tion for a long time; the new ap- proach seems to hold promise of re- duced risk and deserves support now. L Britain waves the rules T ON'DOX' A positive pleasure: to report that at The Dolphin, Southampton's genuinely medieval inn, when the head waiter shows a couple to their table it is the gcnlleman whose chair he assists with. The female member of the pair is left lo centre her butt unaided, and the less dis- turbance the better. On the basis of this and other investiga- tion too exhaustive to detail here, I can re- port that the women's liljeration movement has not really penetrated the stout counties of Britain, whatever Chelsea swingers say to the contrary. One reason for this is that the English- man ha.s never looked at a woman as a sex object. In fact he doesn't look at a woman, at all, till he is clear of Britain's territorial waters. On home grouml the British male rarely allows his gaze to swell hungrily rm any- thing other thtm a flr-nrf; mini- skirt, torn in Britain as an expression nf Ihe British v.ornar.'s need to Uikf: a (if perale measure f about three inches: to dis- tract the male from potential Derby win- ners. Because, of this peculiarly Anglo-Saxon of it is not to lind that Britain has produced no equivalent fo Sirnonc de Beauvoir or Kate Millet. Emily f'ankhurst -stands defiant in stone on the Thames embankment, but no spiritual heiress has pic-kc-d up the foroj) of rights awl it to the nfrnp. Most Knqlishv.rjnvm appenr to ff-r] that the vote was nbout all they could I for from a that has kept open Ihe I'.-.t; of retreat to the local ]ab. {''iirther rnilitiint-y could lose them what remains of thci- advantage, in of meaningful relationship, over the darlboard. Anolher far-trjr viiialir.g the force of feminism is that couniiy's .'.o. 1 job is Mil by a Ihe Qucm Pater Deslmrals French in Ottawa still second language QTTAWA When you look Two lape recorders ore Koine, vinclol pol 111 c snld Mar- foreseen the Tnideaumanla ot Interested m federal politics yri'AWA When you look through the newspafRT re- cord of his seven years in Otta- wa, you soon notice that all ttio careful but relaxed. Mar- vcrbs in the headlines arc ac- clumd begins pushing his lin- Confederalion of National Trada XJnion.s In Quebec after 33 years ttio labor union movement, live mid aggressive. Marclmml gcrs in a habitual gcsluro "but if you remember the siti denies, attacks, opposes, de- Itirougli tlic mane ot hair that fends, rejects, denounces, inter- fores, lashc.s and fifdits. Tbat's the public- image. Faco does not receive equal pay, against the scale for a male monarch, Her Majesty has not drawn attention to tho fact, and she has had no difficulty in obtaining matern- ity leave. l-'urthcr, Kntflisliwomen scorn av.aro that I hey arc privileged in being indestructible. il is impossible to terminate an Knglish- unman. Tho men of these isles arc made of stern stuff, God knows, but compared to the doughty female they are as transitory as the cabbage moth. At the seaside resorts that 1 have visit- ed IliLs week sees scores of elderly lirilish dames, gnarled as oak and leaning into the wind's chill like Nelson's ships of the line. The fc-.v men among them show up mostly for breakfast, which they cat with intense concentration on the mortality of atl livirg things, except the woman oppo- M'f them. Siif. th" v.tfi- .iiul ;n-eat ile- ruolifhr-, l.r-r with caper In he. on! diiribing in defence of Brit- ain s sovereignly, Common Market bo damned. talced, In the context of British woman- hood the sex's Deration movement fades into a kind of Frivololi display nf prjv.cr bfllcr left lali'hl. In both Britain am! l-'rauco I delect an understanding that the male of the species should be allowed his brief hour to play cock of tiir: walk, since all too soon he v.iil bf; cold rhicken. Trit: world, or al. least this paM of it r'randrnof linrs. The f'i'nr-h lli'ir v.rol.ly reunion of thfl family in the homr- of Oran'mere 'llio English kowtow to Nana just as abjectly, and the BUfJ dedicates half of its disc jix-kcy to "flramlrna Wbatshcrfuce, ninrtyone foday, in linbbarornUv" fhf rules I. irnprc head wnilr-rs. I'riniiKc kaUuirsj to face, as many people know, is as faded and tattered as an Jean Marchand can lie charm- ing, witty, avuncular ami even a shade professorial. That's the side that Is now on display in his office in the rIVo lapc recorders are fiolng. vinclol Mar- foreseen the Tnirtemimanla ot Interested federal politics mine niul another held by one of timmil, recalling his decision (o and the subsequent cslab- "IM If the kind of liis assistants. The conversation ns lho liniment of tho most powerful ness that we have experienced i" (lie pa.st few months goes on, I don't think that many of us arc going to stand that very long." Ho Is referring ID renewed controversy in Ottawa Ihla .spring over bllinguulLsm in tho civil service. At his press conference re- cently, Prime Minister Trudeau predicted that lho languaga question would bo "a very emo- tional Issue" in Ihe next piiign. This was hardly news to bristles above bis fort-head. It was black when ha came to Ot- tawa in November, Now it old battle flag. lie starts to talk about and the names that he first mentions also seem fatted by Ilic passage of time the lato lion at that lime, you had quite- a strong government in Quebec. "And here in Ottawa, well tho Francophone team bad been weakened by a lot of circum- stances. And wo cause t was discussing It ot that time wilh Tnuleau and I'ellctier (Jmibcc: representation that thu federal cabinet had ever known. None of them could have imag- ined that in 1972 the question would be not the survival of tho group but wlmt some Knglish- .speaking Canadians felt was its ilisprojKjrllonate strength. M a r c h a n d agrees that French-speaking Quehccers "probably have belter portfolios and more influence than wo Centre Block. Tt Is nine o'clock City Favreau, Lamontaync WHO level because otherwise tho In the morning, a good time to talk with him. lie starls early in tho day and, particularly in re- cent years, tires early. la now in the Senate, Sauve who centuries ngo, or so il seems, left politics for private bus in ess. "Well, I was interested in pro- that if wo had something to used but he won't go along ccom c a ret a i 1 of lhc.sc producers filar Syndicate) Ami then (here is (he type of leverage will cr, with his hoard of directors and tlie share-bolder who to use the merchandizing techniques to hypnotize the TI bijJgfT return on bis public into buying ,'trirl consuming (ho Conference at Geneva, Tin- real question is not one of missive ness in too, the children young adults go to tbe supermarket. They become Ihe The third day of Ihe in How I.sland was Iho best so far and Ihe lecture by Alexander Thompson hi visit lho weekend of Nov. ID. importance of Jrfitbbriifgc livestock indus- trainees and millions of dollars TUTS ,'jpfinl lo mould Hicwo pager consumers' on Ihr: topic: of problems of In tho Firili.sh was seen in Ilic nieiit Inday lhal tho Burns Company, pbricer packers of wan I the product. .Such a masterly address wesf, would open a buying every eamp kitchen and shelter hn.s its .surface marred with initials carved in Ihe wood v.ilf permit these producers to condition and enslave our children of the corning well received, His remarks on Trel a n< 1 wore 1 on actual events that arc for cat lie, liog.s ami .sheep at, (he aballolr just east of lho fair grounds. somehow, tlic spray paint Tin- la.st group ol Ihe rocks, lo be: scon by as ;i Miss VYinnifircd to atlcml Hie YMCA one passing by, is an I against. Oils of Ihe National lini.sjii will arrive hack worse of the: i! of Women and own of the) city Ihis Saturday. 71io This sort of of my children and v.omfMi who attended offirinlly that dny. time, a ml it is a mystery 1 with whom they ._ ____ mo why Ihe perpetrators ,so seldom caught in lho act. The mere fart n T nrn such spccia 1 1 rca t m cnt of 1 1 Herald Recently, ue trwk visiting friends (jn the lovely drive from Watertrm Lakes townsite to Cameron L.'jkc, Oevil'.s ('orJUT. a spc-c- facular Uxjkout ;minl, horrified to see JiJack lettering sprayed on not only largo rock that the site, but on nearly evc.-ry or.e of tlie smaller ror-li.s which define Ihe area. Tt. orciirrr-r! In rcm for tho th'-y have fr, rnakn TI point of few them greater first tirnt- WaLorton n dark or rjuiet limo pfjrtunily to makn (heir profit a htcn nlativoly free of this typo proves what rrprehonsib Ifl nt the expcnso of the taxpayer of vandalism, nnd I think that characters they are. I just hopo who In Ihe end pays for the- this (actor, combinM with Wat futon our M'rond home, ;mi[ very to .shock than similar 'wurk' found in oMu-r plac V.'hal. (yprr of sick mind flr- j ivos ki'l.s frrun of flcl? Jt i.i bnil onwigh that PintlieT Creek thnt If, nml someone is consequences of overindulHing. rver ;tl it, tho punish- Our taxes pay for the iiide tlio nxnt is made to fit lho crime, fjonal facilities nniT re- JJIH! that Ibey wit! Im pcrm.'in- quired lo rope wiln tlit: in- 501 7lli St. S.r Alberta CO. LTD., J'roprielors find Puhlishcrv rublisherl 1905-195-1, hy Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN r.l Thn Mfflll a, Ml? in n.illy Hcwipflper HI f.t r-nlly fiircd of Ihfir fialjit (i. JACKSOiV f-rcfisfd iniNiliors of afrofmlii iKTital