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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Detfmbt) 2. W2 THE lETHBJ'IDGI HEPAID 3 Margaret Luckhursl The difficulty of proving I'm me The Voice Of One are some people dK'.ified lo go thrwjgh this lilc with either a guilty or a suspicivjj sbou'. Item arxl urJorUinatcly I'm such a crr.e. I used to kid rnytell Ihal folk linked my uncertain ap- peararce to an artiness ofttn relalcd to writers, musi- cians outers of that But no more I have such a tough problem Just convincing those who ast that I'm me, that I can no longer presume; an air of arliness. I guess I just look shifty eyed and calculating. Where it comes from I don't I didn't inherit it, for Lo'.h my parents never had to prove to anyone who they were. Their word was never in doubt at aJ] and tney could cash cheaues and cross borders any- where Ln Lhe vrorld without pre- senting a single credential. But Qglrp me (and I wish someone would, and give me a lessor in sell cwJider.ce> wherever I go I get treated wilji less respect than either Eonny or Clyde, on their days. As 3 fur-instance: The other day I went to my friendly bank where I'd opened an account just a rex days before, arid tried io cash P. modest cheque I'd received from a magazine which had bought a rtory. The pixie-faced ljul'e teller "good- mcrrurigec' me wi'-h a bright gmile T-hirh changed to a as she surveyed the de- tails on the cheque. "Do yo-j have an account bere tbe napped. "Yes, and here's my ider.U- Ccation." I pushed acres my social insurance card bearing my BlgDature. "We shujld have something more than this." she persisted, dcrlr.g her JK> with a little too rn'jrh relish for my comfort, "This ceriM be sVj'.en you know! Do you have year driv- er's license cc Fee'ii? lie ?_ modem day Fagin 7.'ho croijrxJ pitch- ing things fron little o'.d Dovrer- KlJer-. rr.y ccofioence zap- ped. "I ite't I quavered "Dcc't drivel" the girl EhocV.ed. "I'll have to Epeai to Lhe mansger EbcrJt this." T Sow actually, I'vo driven a car since I was 15, and during the war I ran around in jetpi ambulances, but fTr tr.e past few years I've Eim- had n desire to drive aM fVjiishly let my liresce lapse, I gjess I'll have to go through all those tesu cc.ce again no', to lhaf. I can prove I can drive, bu'. in order to a niece of which ssys I'm res'.iy me. The manager. other tell- ers ar.d a co-isle o? wise loci- LV COT-miEr.fi huddled togeth- er, discuising, I presumed, whe- ther to call in the police or cash my I.yj w Lhe off- chince I might jus', be Mrs. M. They glanced at furtivel" from time to time, my on rr.y eccour.t '.rilh iha: or: my social Ln--urar.ee card baci: li'-e girl ra.T.e, a less harried look m her face. "Are you employed by this she queried. I replied palest] y, I just write for them from time to time." That Eeerted to tUimp her again. Writers, you wr.'er Jirxw. Away she agiir. in revirn C'J; tinve wish the Boss Him- sorry to be so cau- he "B'ji n dowTjtowa banls vtyere Ere to marry 7e m-JSt Laie preca-jtiora. You're rire you r.o ideriti- "Well." reluctir.tly I wjt my old press card from The Herald the wiLh my p.ciure laken by Waller Kcrber, lising r.ij yoij'.'n I ;vjk ah I it acr'A- for '.bo ar-d I Iris your Ilim- w.-anic-d to "'.Trjere is ricar piiie-face vihich a tad rri-lake OTJ part. My pa'.'er.ce v ed. give me papor I'ii you a I caid, with -s'riat I crxiErdered in be a note oi Jest. were Tney iyed me coldly with defirnte hostility fad I'm sure pirJe had fir.ger or: "raid" alarm. I gave up. "Well, p-.e me the damn Ihir.g I fjrjaiiy 'I don t often 'ise ty 7o-ri-. but in thii I T-S.I yftir, i J'irt rr.y K-iv hird. o.' a.'! pcop.V, Li. ''ufit.. hcrr; rry r.v- I cried, aimost "he'ii ider.'Tify me." li-it Fiill was in a facttivn sax her rxi.'ore i- :.-.y he F.hnigged, at v.rich point I ready to do violence my cheque, rny hta- bsr.d and the K-.lire bank. a.vl ?CT.VJ v.ere r'-.'orc.-d sfS'T a plcisar- tries with HimicJ, Bill al- lowed I was who I said I was. Vr'ith further ado pay cheque and mine were cai-.ed if'.-, or. agree- able terms wi'.h the beblyjred bank stall. Lfcter, out on the street. I asked my beloved why in t'rxi world he'd ptJled such a silly B'.urit on me. Usually ttrait- laced, ije doc-sn'l go in for prac- tical jokes of any kirA he erplairied airily, "I've been wailing to gel back at you for the time you told the American custonn officer you were bom in Siberia. Remember how they grilled us for rfr-irs before I convinced them you were eCtJJaliy in clair, Manitoba, ar.d cvjldn't lo- cate Siberia the map if yoj tried." I iniJfed ddcTiiiveiy, "it just a rnad impulse I tliey'd know was, ljut S'Jathclair? Or ervtn Manitoba? Way! Etsidcs, I always look guilty ttsrt asking ques'joas about cameras aid where v.'e v.ere born and I figured I might as v.ell give them something to do to LViir day worthwhile." All in ail, I'll have to get something more plausible to identify myself with, like per- haps carrying a portrait of me and the family signed by all and witnessed by a notiry. But iL me how io rnajiy rag- tig transients can cath fraudu- cheques when neat lil'.le housevi-ives with proper ILJ's given a systematic grilling. Thai night, imartiw! from rny experience, I ungra- IharJ'jed rny hu.7.bazxj for coming to rny assistance. "Oh. ljunk no'hing of he replied with a hint of condes- cension in his voice. L'l just passing by and tho-jght I'd better get rr.y casljed. Never been in the place be- stared at him dumbfounded. been in the place before Lirktd! But fcey didn't a.''' YOU for any Identification. That's cliauvinirm, or discrirn- inition or "Not it he replied smug- it just I have an hv.est face." I Lke to say that folk hive commented on close f.o c-orr.'.'.- to typifying the proper civil sc-r.'anl Lnd re- him that they are ALL beyond reproach, but wisely I heid my tongue. After ail, he'd succeeded where I failed 'Ahk-b proved ques- tionable point I make a much beUc-r Bonny tha.i docs a Clyde erxl that doesti't exactly my heart with price. lonesome pine WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK till Craer.en Book Major water decisions lie ahead "Canarla's For By Richard C. Bock- ing (James and Sam- tier, Bockifig. in Ujtroduc- tier., tells us Ihe book began a film, C3C television pro- gram. Perhaps re- a film, for, I reci'.l, Lr.-c- was progrsin irr- forrr.e'-ivo IraTiEier y> 2V; pages of vrurfl has ryjtie rafMrjj! for Lh-e text has t'rje ixredoni of q-joes tta'Is- lies fcjcag a blsts L" Lhe gsrtkd as ar. ecowrtruc. social amber, six) ecologies! tragedy but Lhe Jr.g'5 deep ia We'er and the envL-oriirjerjU Bo-'.h the film aud the book have Tranced research sjA under- ELaivJbg the flaw lit- in the writer's aitiiudes: "the deflica- Lorj o'ir most precis march of to step jr. CEH- Io Lhe Americafl Uchaolo- g-icsl empire TTJC Columbia Treaty Is re- criticism of ail dams asd de- prcgrams and s suspicion that aJl in greeted la the same way. ca- are belabored for re- daring to use: public opinion to Mr, be Booking hir-ts rrxes.- fLre har.-o" be sees in o: our programs. bill feme DEATH ON THE ICE by Clll'i V.-ijl sttr.t Ht-tfy.'i'i r S7.S3. THE PLANTAGENET by l.'s.-'si A ro-.-c'.-s cf '.hs "THEY GOT TO FIND WEE GUILTY YET' RULE BRITATJH1A t.y P. S cojt.'ss-- fc- 5-: sj'.'r.r tf cf V'.Gct's AND JAKE f.'fGHTS AT THE OPERA S j- IIKE THE LIOPJ'S TOOTH by V.Z'ji' 9 rf a a Trs: YCJ Ve, J-' s Vw.. EUSH PILOT A eaiEFCASE A. ;o -.r; ;-s se-r." -3 C i 17 51 THE SECHETS E" "T-.s 'Tra Cj: hi HOIiEST ED'i STORY ty Ji'- l-i! v. e-ioi-a-: ;he a- co-r.o S'.i.r. ALL THE LAUGHTER DIED IN ei I'e a l! 'oo-bi'l-sr. 45.55. Trfa's RAISINS AND ALMONDS by Fr-d-flfl 411.M. Er.ser up v.iil never fcijei th.i tcc'r, t6 THE MILE by E, G, nivel of ar.tj tip a; i HOW AT V DR. FRANK S. MOR'.EY Under the conditions imposed by the Treaty of Home to vvrach Britain in bocoming a member of the tLiifjpean Ec-raomJc Coaiuiunity o.i January all hopes for a consoiidsrion or even cori'.ima- tion of the Krilish Cornmonv.ealth of Na- tions are gone v.'.th the win'l. Tne Com- monv.eal'ji vill ceaie to exivi. It is -G sad conclusion to the paMio-nate o! protagonists of cioser from to a conciurion for vhlch Canada is largely responsible. Canada created IM concept vf the British of NaUons as a co-operative body of com- pltyjy fieo. na'jo.'is, tome- thing Americans have fuir.d impostible to eince Ihey do ruf. have rerpco- sible govemmtnl in trie sirne senso. Lcrokmg back can see that the doom cl imperial federation arid, later, Com- inonw-ealth of .Nations, v.as v-ritlen by lyxd rhirham's "Report'' and recommeridation of responsible go-.'eTi- ment, was a great believer in the value of CrOATi. bu'. he wv-ild have llmiied go-.errjnest by reserv- ing for the control of the British govern- ment "the constitution of trie lorjn of gov- ernment, the regulation of foreign relaUjns. and o: trade 'Ai'Ji J-foLher Country, 'Jie other British colonies, aid foreign nations and the disposal of puMic lands Ero- sion of these reserv-atiorts set in. however, so that by Canada had gained control over her Crown lands ciergy reserves, arn Cne righ'. to regulate her own tariffs. In 1546 also Ihe Erit'ish government ewung to a free trade comnier- i.isl policy aixl Ln repealed tie ?-av.- gation Acts, which bro-jght aravt a great depression in Canada and indiffererjce to the colonies in Britain since they were ro loager profitable. Disraeb' would declare Lhat "these wTelcbed colonies are a mill- btone around cxjr necks." All this increas- ed Canadian nationalism aod a peyc'nalogv ol fear rat of which Conlecierstica, for many other good reasons, wo-ild emerge. AryjUisr fes b the attitude Io the American bureau of reclam- a'Jon arid the corps of fi-vi. io sozr.e aQ engine- ers. Tney ETE, he resp-jo- silk lor many of Ijcaltd'1 project. The book claims a M exam- ination of waier prob- Lns1. is reii'y no soortaee of in the U.S. That proper pollution conutjl waler Ulster? There is no gcirdiie nefoi lor mere frefh wa'er arid v.e have no formal request for import from our wighbor. Tw official Canadian attd- laie, as voiced by govenurjenis poliliciars. is that there be EO ezport unti! Te aiS'i-td of a surplus of er ajr and nation- ai Deed; Bodnng still fears that poliUriaui, academics agencies will MTitticie insist on diversions. Projc-cts such as NAWAPA live on ir. Alhena'5 PRIME ccp'. abandoned i and tlie J are pan c' u-.c- to cilvc-rsion and, perhips, export than ecODon'iic bc-r.efii; In? -m'.cr. Tr.e ASVEH Dar.i iili nilji v.-. i dam on Mc- kor.j? v.il do rriore damage than we Eiz Horn ii "ArJ] timber; ar.d Ir.o Ber-rie'.! Dam has de- Live Athahasca Delta. are no exceptioriS all darns are bad- There i-. r.oMe-i-er, some hope for the a-ri'.es Eocldig. Canada ha3 an u> rccreayj a nation that values ir.e riat-oriaJ integrity o.f p.r.d ard can live in har- rr.ony them. Wivhout her Ercat lakes there u ;rjc- rCcL-j-i fo- -i ir.cc- per-der: Canao'a Uj euft. boot, tho-jgh O'iased, hss a pUcx in resource di- lemma. The iftit generation, ro-.c in school. have to make ine decisions: to sel! or Io save, use misuse, t o capitalize or conserve. Tno book may help them maire their erf lice. I'.'s wo bad ;t hacr, t p.ctures or s plot. D. EROADFOOT 'JVj-jgh feifedera'Jor. -.vas Li a pi" i'xJ ol ir.12-Victorian the beginning in grow l-i'.a !he Imperial Ojnf'.-.'t-n'e? and in a en- thusiasm mea Charcberi-jla v-.O'jld drtaio of imperial ffederati'jn. E'Jt they reckoned wtho'jt grov.th of na- tionalism in Ihe colonies rr.en like WiL'rid Liur.er were bitterly iiyfttA '-o such a development. Indeed both Conser-.a- tive Micdonald, i-auj-ier, King, v a5 a consistent application o! naUonal pol- icy and the Imper.al Conferenots -.vjuld b6- corr.e L The Imperial TVar CaMiet developed for co-op- eration iSiMSlS went the vaste- paper basket. Canada on her treaty-inaiir.g ar.d trie bitler, cruel fracas beV.ieen Mr. >jng and. Lflrd the Govemm-Gewral, would lead to the EaUour Report on later-Imperial P.r-lationl and thence to the Statute of the final o[ lion. Tr.e rap-jr. dec'iartd that bers ''are communities witrun the British Empire, ecus! Li in no vay surxjrcinate one another Ln any as- pect of domestic or eztv.T.a: aKairs, united by a common allegisrice to Ihe and frftciy assoriated as mem- bers of the British o! Ka- tions S'jutr.em and Sy-r-n have siiakcn off every Lie along -Aiv-, o'.hers, vhile the- relalionship of co-jsv-lcs Lie iia is nominal. Tne has virtually ceased Io exist and Erit-sh emraent is giving it a final cnjshir.2 with the terms of its entry into L-9 Recently there -.vas a bitter Etrjgtle Lo prevent citizens of ealth coun- tries being trta'.ed as aliens while citizcrj of tr.e EEC enjoy priority rights, but hr-1.'- ever it comes out Lhe is dead. It is a trade momert for Lila mywU w'no regarded the Cosunonwealth o? vilh a veneration and loyaity that Budd can row spare a grunt: By Richard J. .Veedbsm, In Ttit Toronto Globe End Mail Praise tie Lord (said the young msn at the ben priiM the Lord, and not til His benefits. Yes, indeed, rir, I'm ceie- brzting. It's my ifith binhdav, and I cm now do openly what I've been doing eec- redy during trie last 11 years. Tnat's CEUM enotjigh for rejoicing; what's eve.n better is that I, s ycrjihful IgnorEnius vbo csn r.eiLhcr read nor vrriLe, am DO'A1 on ray way io geuicg an MA or a PhD, if I KO wish. S'lmma crifirj la'jc'e, 'Ahatfiver ire bell that means. Permit me Io tell yo-j It a'.l cbo'jL 1 vent to Echool for 3 couple of years, where I flunked fail1.-'] fingcrpsinlng, bombed vjt or. bscdsrJ-ing- ing, and fit IM age cf ELT vss expelled for msliLg ccarideJoos Io ol Lhe ]acy teachers. I never vent back 10 but around TY. years ago, I toot work Ln a plari -A-rJcn the holes for co-ghn'j'-5. arid doubtless ivou'd be ir-ece n-rji, 7.5 ve for a series o! kirange Isjt I was walking York Vr.er, an elderly man aimed Kimstif Ln my dire-.1- lion. I thought. "WeJ. if paahtudliDg i s ofcay for kids, it's ofcey for folks too.'1 but ai he came closer, I ss-.v bs vas clesn arid well-dressed. I then though'., "Oh, oh, he's goiug to invite me to his bachelor ap- Ertir-etit to have a litile drirr: end eorne Rolling Stones records then i'J have to figh; my way BUT I wss wrong. As he got LO me he said heartily: "Well, my young b'jckenr-o, ho'.v come you aren't LJ urdversity, taking a courts m elementary acupuncture, or medieval njediocrity, or the infiijence of on Nebuchadnezzar? I am Dr. Dssmond Doub- president ol a .id v.e'd be pro'jd, mighty proud, LO have ycu in our community of I toM Dr. Do'jblocome IM troth thai couJd rieiiher read nor at which he guffawed ar.d slapp-ed me on the baci. saying. dear toy. 'Jwit's irJn'j. We have v.ho ctn't even speak; lijcir of themselves is by their cheats ajjd STinguig from, the lops of the library staciE." I lold him Brother trjOr that I haie sitllig in classrooms. E'joi'.on- um5, ar.d all such. >Ie 5aid. Nobody aUc-ads a-. Ciarlauir. except the processors, ETid I'm tot even sure about ihtm." I said, ''Dr. a-e you so anxiffja Io pet me into VO.L- urJ- He replied. you a matter of Tre more have the more from the 0> tano Govemmerr'.; aM the loss, ccme-s our Trxre ETP a ler ihis year, aiudirjs to fill then ijp so I'm msidng like UIEL rich guy in the combing the streets, the highways end hedges, ro-inding up the poor, ihe maimed, the halt, Sfvi the slupLd." Ai -re lalted, another discirig-jished look- Ing" man hurrt in on us, saying, "Cr.Ejj3- tan's no goxi; the cci'y in On- tario amending is of which I, Dr. Percy have L-a hfloor io be president. At dear old Snske- hasd the cheaper, une tiaih is better, tr.e femcle students are- rriore passionate, trio has h-een Kim flTJrn to mats room for a beer garden, ann (he only lexu ve me are Csp-lain Man'tl." Dr. Double- come said hjy.lv. "Listen, Pecksnilf, you'ra lull oi bull." and the two rrien began at each I away. Eui more was to ct-me. As I borr.s on the s silver-haired man sac nexr to rr.? E.M f---e Tr.e r.GC siUE-l ir'o my ear said, He replies j, 'Tor at oi which I. EC. Mon- lessori, e honor u> he- president. give you Sl.OCO oij-lrigiit plus E non- repsyable ban o: JI.5CO j'osi for Eiltr.g arid smo-urg Export A's watrh- The Sjcrt; We'll also provioe the Expon J re-T.arV.ed to mm thst I had had offers frc-m Snakehead and Cnar- laiari, at which he called curses on those i'A'0 "I woujcir.'c my dog there; I'm plarjtL-ig to earol him in dear old VValcriaggec." Dr. Moalessori s face ill up as he told rrfl about advantages of lorged. "Nobody studies E-rjirngj" end no- bxiy Caches Tne b month ii a fiim festival, ihe second v.-eek is a rock lesiival, Lr.e is an acid festival, ard every fou.-Ji weex v c- fly entire s'.udeiu horiy down to Dsy- lor.a Eesch. Ever.' stud-em is given or a'jiomuca'.ly EA. PhD, or v. ha: ever ihtre's o: that v-feiched messing around vith V.'c hed a long discussion a: the r'.a'Jm. ar-i finali in ihe liivc-up I noticed a sli-'.h. ian African pygn-.y. Au5- tralisn kEisaroo. a RussicJi rnoj'ik vho kept yelling Brazil! an pr wiih his E.id a who toH "Bit hin ?-'e ge! irt big bird. Me eat lorp tirre. Me go: ou; big bird, iTjr.rry." A sirtTitC lot of ycc ssy? rr.y IFccife iriHcrf By Dcrag IValkrr T-.e li-e ri the go'J course v.as s'-rong during one of the nice stretches of wesiher in the rruddJe o? Ortober. T: ltd rr.e as- nounce al noos one dsy thst I vrss Lo wird up my wori: early -j] uo ar.d ge: in a garr.c IL ciidE'i w-ork out Lhe way 1 hod planned. Vrlieo I got boms Et Elspetb aiked what hid haroer.K: ihi'. I go'-'- "There tw Io cb st :hc of- dec." I d.dr.'t !K-I I c-iuld iei-.a FO rrrjch un'iniir.tv: pcraer." tr.y v-_] ;