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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAVD TvO-'.iday, August 1972 J'eier Housing action One of Hie curliest actions of the I'rmlciiu guveriiineiil was Hie ap- pointment of a lask force on hous- ing undev the diairmnnship of Paul llcUyer. It was an expression of tliu conviction held by the government, tliat some action on the housing front was of prime importance. With characteristic vigor Mr. IleH- yer loured tlie country holding hear- ings ami in a relatively short time he ready lo propose steps to deal with the lack of low cost hous- ing. Angered by his cabinet collea- gues unwillingness lo move in the direction he wanted to go, Mr. Ilcll- ver resigned lu's post and eventually left the "Liberal party. Little seems to have happened except that liousinij costs have continued to rise. It is not uncommon today for low income families lo be paying considerably more than the long recommended limit of 25 per cent of their income for shelter and often not getting very good accommodation at that. Recently. David Lewis, leader of the revealed that a report on low-income housing prepared for Cen- tral Mortgage and 1 lousing Corpora- lion by a study group headed by Mr. Michael Dennis, had been sup- pressed. The defence for not making this report public is not very con- vincing and leaves the suspicion lhat a lobby of special interests has undue influence. A major point in the Dennis Kc- port is that one of the factors in the high cost of housing is that a Tew developers in the nation's 10 largest cities are controlling land and charg- ing excessively high rales for devel- oping it. By accepting a policy of municipal land banking Ihis situation could be changed with a saving to the householder. The concentration of landholding in the hands of a few speculators is not the sole reason for the burgeoning of housing costs, of course. Construction linns and their employees seem lo have been doing quite well, too. Some changes may well be in order here, as well. But at the moment the clear- cut step of adopting the policy public land banking could lie taken as at least a token indication of gov- ernment determiniation to deal with Ihe high cost of housing. Willi an election in the offing the government can hardly afford to keep le'.ting the other parties gain ground by exploiting the legitimate discontent of the people in such mat- ters. Even without an impending election something should be done. The Just Society talked about in the last election may be impossible to achieve but that does not excuse tak- ing sleps Inward it. Friendship and business Excitement and enthusiasm has been generated across Canada by the two great trade exhibitions currently in progress Canada's in Peking, and Peking's in Toronto. As thous- ands of Chinese flock to sec what their Canadian friends have to offer, thousands of Canadians are taking a look at what the Chinese have sent. A mutual atmosphere of good will prevails. Part of this happy atmosphere is the result of relief that the political tensions which once divided us, no longer exist, or at least are mini- mized. In increasing numbers, Cana- dians are making contacts with the Chinese people and we can expect to increase those contacts and associa- tions as the years go on. Behind all the euphoria created by the friendly atmosphere, there are practical reasons for Canadians to rejoice. We arc constantly searching for stable markets for our exports, particularly our wheat. China has al- ready become our big customer, and has assured government representa- tives that she will continue lo be one. But Canada wants to sell more than wheat so her exhibition in Pek- ing includes such things as trans- port equipment, base metals, wood- pulp, livestock for breeding, medical materials, insecticides, etc. There are no consumer goods, because China isn't interested in them. They want to produce their own. Reports of Peking's list of exhibits in Toronto have been somewhat lim- ited, hut they too are showing that they can produce some sophisticated UKluslrial equipment, synthetic tex- tiles, and a variety of plastics. Most visitors to the Toronto exhibit have shown great interest in the exquisite hand-crafted art objects of jade and ivory, the kind of work in which the Chinese have excelled for centuries. We are both practical nations. Ca- nadians know that the Chinese are not going to buy our goods unless we are willing to buy something from them. The annual total of Canadian exports to China is now about million, most of it wheat. Chinese exports to Canada stand at approxi- mately million a very heavily weighted balance in our favor. Obviously, if Canada is to sell its goods to China, we arc going lo have to accept imports from them. That is going to be the big question in the months to come. We've got off to a good start. Now we are going to have lo consider how we can enlarge the market for Chinese goods here and that's going to be a great deal more diffi- cult than displaying our wares in Peking. It's a challenge which we cannot afford to ignore for friend- ship and business' sake. Higher Irish education By Louis Burke PALWAY Irish university and third level education shuddered under a bomb blast from the recently published re- port and recommendations. The echoes of the report disturbed rxit only quiet Galway Bay but will be heard in widening circles the world over, especially in medicine. The Irish Republic graduates, through the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, over four hundred doctors. Only one hundred can absorbed hy the country- This means many thousands over the years have gene to serve Africa, America and Australia, and Canada, including Alberta, not to mention Lethbridge, has had its share, too. During the sixties, the Minister of FxJu- cation, Mr, Donag'n O'Malley, conceived the grand idea of one giant national uni- versity, incorporating famed Trinity Col- lege and four others Dublin, Cork, Gal- way and theological Maynooth. The idea proved too grandiose and impractical for the committee selected to do the study. In the meantime, Maynooth, once exclu- sively for priests, opened its doors to lay who now occupy over 50 per cent of an increased student-body. The new re- port recommends that Maynooth be given the option of going it alone or remaining within the Dublin complex with Trinity and Dublin College itself. Trinity College, mainly E'rotestant and filled with foreign students till recent limes, is completely hwed in physic-ally, occupying a small acreage in the ciiy's heart. It cannot expand and will have to comhine snd co-ordir.aie some areas with Dublin, fully known as University College, Dublin. Trinity receives about six million dollars in grants from the government for support and operations. University College, Dublin, is the lion of the National University of Ireland. It oc- cupies a 300 acre campus, multi-designed, raw-concreted structure, in the southern suburbs of the cily within sight of seas ami mountain. Severe problems arise really because of the changes in tides, times and ideas. Tho late minister formulated hi.s ideas when the tides of corporate centralism ran strong. These, he presented to a com mi l- teo which took live years to deliberate, write up and presents its findings. But times changed. Along came regionalism. The university colleges at Cork and Galway fully expect- ed university status, or something equiv- alent. Instead 01 expansion, they now face severe shrinkage which is bound to pro- duce tricky political intrigue with which both cities are familiar. It is bound to de- velop into one helluva good light over the next decade. frish university education appears lo have made great progress. The Dublin Campus is a fine example of art and archi- tecture in raw concrete. Hut ttie demand for and the tide in sliiitanLs ouLslrotches the supply and possibility of satisfaction Diluted, devotion !l> IJnug Walkrr cornfffctition hr; tfirrie in second in one of the Tnorc is ;i for fhct inK. According fo Charlie. Mi-S l-'lnr- fnce hi'ifl Itflfl .'i r.rfMy fail and rwjuirwl Election campaign will reveal new look QTTAWA The re-selling uf the minister vwl Lo be n rcimirkalily complex undertaking! ftr the Mmill ii.-oup of politic.nl strategists who liavc now rornniknled the style mul content guidelines for TVudouu'.s second imtionnl ('anipui.mi. At fir.st Lance, Iciidcrsliijt pL'itrs lo he the least of the Lib- erals' problems. As pro-campaign, tours tliia have demonstrated, tho p'.'ime minister still ranks far alieati of any of Ins rivals as a IJLihlic attraction. His most .seri- ous political opposition comes frmn I ho nnm wlio is (lie least effective; also the most iimoiiK the Tour national party lenders. For friend and alike, lliu Trudcau Image is clearly defined and its domitumL role in Hie coming campaign is taken for granted. Compared with the sixties, when Pearson often an electoral nemesis who grew more for lii.s own parly as the campyigns prog- ressed, i I) e i1 a L s this year .seemed to he in ;in enviable silion. It that simple of (he prime minister to the puhlie, somewhat along the lines of the highly successful ISlili campaign, would be enough lo ensure a second term. BALI-IK met fir-feat this yeiv. .some Uiarhft'.s attention occasionally He failed to sweep the national rose Tlm ww. lhat (hc roses ferel .some .slight neglect, To lr: n ny-.c. ou rr.-fjiiji f-s ft of devotion, apparently. I wor.- flnr if why i'm not a golfer! Letters to the editor Personal views are confused with ihe I wish to comment on an ar- licJc1 written hy n certain Jim r'ishbournc entitled "McGov- em vs. Nixon so that appeared in the Thursday, August 17th edition of The Her- aid. As a U.S, with grad- uatc training in the fields of U.S. history and government, I am appalled Lhat such pnp could he pawned off as es lab- lished fact. Fishhournc follows Is ilic monarchy being phased out? have noted with growing Hung but complimentary to the tone cm the present tendency on Canadian television to .show documentarics of British mon- arch.s. various mon a rclis c on c-e rned and can but lead to the con- clusion lhat these are but the opening guns in clown grading These documentaries arc any- our present monarchial system. Speak out Tn regard to ttie letter in The Herald, August M, "Who is ask- ing for more liquor Doesn't it seem ridiculmis in Hie extreme in view of the deaths caused hy liquor, Ihe impairment of health, etc., that they are crying out for more? T couldn't, aftrce more with L. ilankinson. Think of the thousands of dollars to be spent making more liquor right here in our communities and trying to tell us what an asset it will he to the economy of the coun- try! T, too, am a Christian and I object to hard-earned tax- payers1 money being n.sed lo against evi. II kill people off with liquor. How can you blame the kids when they have such an ex- ample set before Ihem by peo- ple who are (or arc considered) wor.se than they? If I wore a farmer I wouldn't raise a ker- nel of grain or corn to supply (he new distillery. Greater assets, .son or (laughter will he next to he killed on account of it yours or mine? Ton bad there aren't more L. D. Hankinson's who would .speak out against this evil. FANNY C. Raymond. Troubling question The monarchy' worst quali- ties are blown up out of all proportion to the good, which are diminished. What better way of elimina- ting the monarchy than by de- picting the monarchs with feet of clay dealing in personal- tics rather than the splendid parliamentary system which they uphold? fray God, Canadian will not be taken in by such obvious attempts to debase llie very foundations of our demo- cratic way of life! We note, also, lhat (he Cana- dian Post Office is issuing a series of 20 stamps depicting the Canadian Plains Indians over a period of three years. The Canadian Indian should he featured on our stamps, hut must it be on Ihe 8 cent stamp? Ts this but another attempt to phase out Queen Elizabeth on our 8 cent stamps? FLO K. FRAWLKY, NATIONAL LKADKK DOMINION OF CANADA (DOC) PAKTY Calgary. Ihu usual unenlightened line used by most Canadian journ- alists when attempting to write about something that he ob- viously knows little or noth- ing about, i.e. U.S. politics, Ihe U.S. political process, and U.S. government. lie uses the familiar ptoy of tearing down something which he ob- viously does not have the abil- ity to understand in order to prove a point. This type of journalistic prostitution is not only dishonest but is also re- flective of a current trend with- in the mass media of this coun- try that I personally find very frightening. It enrages me that this type of paranoid drivel can be pub- lished under Ihe guise of journ- alistic expression, as being the "truth" when in fact it bears no resemblance lo the estab- lished facts from either an his- torical or political science view- point. Tn other words, Fish- bourne's personal views were presented as the any resemblance to established fact was purely coincidental. What possible credentials could this FJshfooumc have that would (jualify him to wrilc on this subject? Axe grinding is cer- tainly not. a valid qualifica- tion JOHN MADISON GEKR Finchcr Creek. Hurrah for Lethbridge! An- other lirst has been scored in the, progressEvist race towards Utopia! Marlene Cookshaw's series on sterile sex must he the fir.st of its kind in a 'family' newspaper in Canada. Its dar- ing exposure of modern living might win her the annual award for courageous journal i s ni. There is one hitch, however, Khe failed to use four-Idler words for all Ihcisc references lo the human body. And there is one queslton some troubled readers may have: How can ttie VD problem be solvcrl through contraccp- 1 ion? ,Sex license and VD go together. Hut she has (lie popular solu- tion to unwanted consequences of sex: if contraception doesn't' work, babies crm lie murdered in ttie womb. Indeed, The Henild is an tip- lo-date paper; it lias provided most informative scries of ;n tides tin how to whiten a sc.-pulchrc. I'KTKJl HUNT. I.clhbndgc. Are doctors open-mine led? A new trend serried 'PUS'; latest absurd turn of events in the Clifford farce iriny t a now tienti in crime Kirst you commit, llu: crime. Then you immediately turn yourself in and Ami finally, ymi write a book about the whole process. 'Think the Life a Hub-Cap f My Wftv I" "f, Swim'llr.-r nf Old f.ndies anrl "Mem- oirs of a "Oj-.intor- foiling as n Hobby The title of Irving's recently finished opus will go Honed here, lest a mention tempt somcbrxly to wjisle mon- ry by going out lo buy the book, I-'or the publicEtlio-i of Mus is a monumental insult In the book-buying public. We probably noulit not hnvn ex pec-ted any more scruples from Irving, who lia.s zdready admitted lhat he perpetrated a premeditated hoax in selling lii.s tmbiograpby of Howard Hughes lo McGraw-Hill. Hut f) r o v e Press, which is publishing bis new book, should IK- ashamed. (Jrovo has been ci in the past for prinl- ing hooks thai threaten to arouse prurient interests but at least there often a plaus- ible argument for the literary merit of (hose works. This Jrviag travesty is a coldly mer- cenary, intellectually violent and valueless ocl. If Ihe book sells more Ihnn Ihree copies to Cliff, Kdith and Nina, of cour.so il will bo ioo many. It annoys me very rmieh to read a by a qual- ified medical man, to the effect that all patients who benefit from chiropractic healment do so because of psychological rf- ff the word 'all' not it certainly was implied. This ridiculous, totally un- founded statement reminds me of something an uninformed Icr.-year-oM would say. On what .study was this statement based'.' lEow many chiropractic patients were interviewed? What was the over-all opinion of lho.se in- terviewed? How many of Iheso wtre prone to imagining things? Four years ago T received a severe displacement of several vertebrae in my lower spine. I thought that if I wailed long enough the pain would disap- pear. After a week of pain and exhaustion and the development of a limp, which was not in rny imagination, I .sought thiro- pi aclic trealmcnl. After .sev- eral treatments the limp, pain rind exhaustion v.ere gone and have not recurred. a medical doctor could have accomplished tin: same results by traction or some other treatment. I would like In know. If doctors want the chiropractors1 patients. Ihcn let them do a better jot) of treating hack ailments. What's up dot-? Phono Billt and find out! Thcro is more need for co-operation than rivalry in this .situation. W. S I.ethbridgL'. Hut Ihi.i superficial nnatysf.i was rejected almost as soon as scriou.s planning for the primo minister's campaign got under way in the first months of 1D72. It was clear from (he Iwginning that changes in Trudcau and in his puhlie would make il Impos- sible to recreate the "Trmtean- mania" of and that, in fact, it. might. polilioally dangerous to attempt to do so. Starling from this nssumn- Uciti, the planners have now put together a ".shirt-and-Ue" cam- paign for the prime minister lhat bears almost tio resem- blance to the J9G8 effort. DeLiiLq of the campaign remain flexible but its basic principles, as well us the commitment of (imc and effort by the leader, have been approved hy the prime minister. The shirt-and-ttc description, used hy one of the planners means, superficially, that tho bathing trunks, ascots and sports shirts of the 1908 cam- paign will not be purt of the Jf-72 wardrobe. II will be a business suit cam- paign this year with nine of llio carefully staged interludes that created the "swinging11 Trudeau image in 19fi8. The decision about dress re- flects, on a deeper level, a basic commitment to content over .style. In it was enough for th'j prime minister to be seen; in 1JI72, he will have to he heard, "What Trudcau suid In 1DC8 hardly reflected a member of the planning group v.'ho, like most of his col- leagues, also worked fin the fir.st campaign. said he was In Favor of one Canada, he said that ho couldn't solve all Ihe problems, hut the content wasn't what peo- ple were there for. They wanted see him and touch him. "The idea was to fjct him In front of as many people as pos- Outdoor appearances be Corn huge audicncc.s accomplished this in the spring of In IH72, if the election takes place this fail, this type of selling will he replaced by indoor meetings of a more conventional nature to give the prime minister tho opportunity to develop certain campaign Ihernes in a scries of set speeches. Tliesc speeches wil! concen- trate on "forward1' policies rattier than ttie government's record in office, and will repre- sent, a progressiva exposition of ihe main preoccupations of n second Trudcau term. As tho prime im'nislcr already has indi- cated, they will emphasize re- source and industrial develop- ment rather than social and welfare reforms. The difficulty with Ibis type of campaign is that Trudcau is not at his best delivering a sot speech, and lhat it might tend to reinforce ttie impression of distance and aloofness from tho public that has already been es- tablished in the minds of many Canadians. To avoid this, many oi the speeches will be delivered, to small audi- ences with a direct interest in Ihe topic under discussion: farm policies, for example, would ha explained lo farmers, n group of businessmen might .selected, for a speech about economic re- lations between Canada and the United States. This type of sel- ling is expected to create, for the media in particular, tho image of n prime minister who i.s personally involved with tha problems of individual Canadi- ans, and It will also Tru- dcau an opportunity to use tha rjucslion-a rsd-answer discussion format which is his mosL effec- tive platform hut which doesn't work well with mass audiences, "ft will he a clebaling cam- paign to a much greater extent Ihan Jn according lo ono of ttie planners. Looking backward TliiTiugli I In- Herald was visit- ed today liy Ihe Irt.st surviving contestant in ;m endurance walking contest being conduct- ed by HIR Scientific: American of New York cily. The "bike" is from Now York to Vancou- ver via New Orleans. ifHi! Considerable dam- age has been done in tho Kip- penville district lately by high uinds. One mam suffered per- .sonnl injury when he cnlered an 01 il house and was whisked into the fiir by a powerful twister that lifted I he building several feet into the air and then smashed it onto tho ground turning il over several times. Tin: Queen's fuml cor- rcsjxHufent in (Ireal Firilriin re- ports a miraculous new drug for Ihe treatment of bomb- .shock. ifl.iz Approximately 10ft students, ranging from begin- ners lo .six, will attend Ihe new .St. Mfiry's Elementary School. The project of the Separate School board i.s nearly completed. The Lctlibtidgc Herald 50-1 7th St. K.r Lcthbridge, Albert a THBFITDOK HKRALb LTD., Proprietors and Pnblisbcn Published 1M3-19SI, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Secood Class Mall Refli-Jralkn No. 0012 W.emt-.rr of The CAnndinn and trie Canadian RAily Putllihers1 AJWfallen antl Ihe Ourpmi of rirculallcni MOWERS, Editor I'uhlKhrr T MOW AS II. ADAMS, General Manager nofi WILLIAM MAr Mrinaijtny Edilnr As'r.riiic Ctlifnr Y F MILEi OOUG1 K. KTft "WE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ROY ;