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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Tliunilny, December 1. 1971 A CHRISTMAS REFLECTION With her moL-th pressed tightly against a display window in a downtown Toronto department store, three-year-old Kathleen Pontcfract ap- pears to be kissing her own reflection as she looks at toys on display for early Christmas shoppers. loulh Column iplai n about their marks Ainis (il major power status Indonesia puts house in order JAKARTA (Keuler) Indo- nesia is pulling its liii-c in older, laying the basis for its economic resurgence and emergence as a major power in Southeast Asia. This country of 120 million people and more than ,1.000 is- lands is trying to find a way of having a strong government that nevertheless allows a greater measure of democracy. A government still dominated by tha military hopes to give this predominantly Moslem country its most peaceful and prosperous period since inde- idence was aclu'eved more than 20 years ago. Indonesia now has its first majority-elected parliament in 1G years, though it is made to [overnment order. The parliament was elected in July and its first session opened Oct. 20. A military regime headed by 3en. Suharto came to power in ndonesia in lOfifi, following the army's suppression of a Com- munist coup attempt in Septem- sr-October, 1965. Some Communists were reported killed. Former president Sukarno, a lamboyant character accused >y some of being implicated in lie Communist coup, handed over all his powers to Gen. Su- harto in February, 1967. The people from overcrowded Java to nlher islands, unemployment, luxation and industrialization. The gonerlal election in July preserved the status quo of mili- tary rule with civilian partners ;ind added some trimmings of dL-nmCTacy. Political analysts say the mili- tary regime shows several dif- ferences from military govern- in some other slates. The military leaders have been prepared to civilian experts the main role in direct- ing the economy and the back- ing to enable them to achieve results. on way soon for Metis at Slave Lake government development pro- At the same time the Saw- EDMONTON West- ern Canada's first university ombudsman lias the specific chore of handling complaints against the complex administrative bu- reaucracy of (he University of a which has close to 25.000 Muilenis. Dr. Donald B. Scott, who joined the university's pm department in 1P40 but teaches only part-time sircp he became ombudsman this fall, sain: "The tiny when the sor i nought of as Gad is gone. Student? those day de marid to be trenicd as human beings. ''I provide relief from the distortion of inev itable off-shoot of such a largo and complex bureaucratic machine." In his firs! months. Dr. Scott, handled iilxnit M jMxmt 25 of (hose were re- solved to the satisfaction of the applicant, sturifiits and academic o r non-academic staff members. In about 20 of the cases Dr. Scott found there was no justification in tte complainant's problem. SUSPECT DOCTORING Dr. Scott gave on example of problems he gets. "Students have come to me with complaints about final examination results. Thev think t'hnre has been manipu- lation of their mrii'ks by pro- fessors. 'It's n tough one to deal with, and sn far I haven't been nblc to do much. The final examination, as you know, i? n closed thing, and it is not open to challenge by a student" Dr. Scott said he has felt for some time that final examina- tion papers, like term or weekly papers, should be handed back to the student- so that he can see where their weakness, or alleged weak- ness, lies. "My view in this has strengthened in the time I've been ombudsman.1' Dr. Scott has handled sev- eral cases of students com- plaining that, their marks were prejudiced by their pro- k iOi mnion of them, but he admits thai even in the role of ombudsman is nothing I can do.'1 lie also deals with such basic complaints as a non-uni- vursity person being angry at a campus individual for rude- ness, for selling right. X'A. They all make money." "So you're an authority Thai's funny. You don't look like an author. I Ihc-.ight all authors boards and wore thick-lensed glasses.' "I hear you've written a new hook. I love to read. Why don't you send me a copy when you can get round to v.jfe read one of your books once. I don't read much did have much of a laste for literature." ''If want lo get rieh. write a book on sex. I'A-ery- body illis side Ihe oomclrry Is inlercsted in sex "Do yon live in a garret and believe in free love'1'' "As your publish'-. Harry, I ean'l account for this. printed only 5.000 copies of your last novel, but already we have had "Oh, yes, I browsed through one of your books in the puli- lic library only last year. 1 forget the name of it and what if was nil alxiut. but I remember at the lime Mint il .'.lire had a lot of deep Ihouijhts in it." "Knr writing books like I Ins yon get Column 1 "Have you ever thought of I writing a book on sex? I've hoard that sex writers never die in the poor house." "1 have a nephew who used lo he an author. Now he's in real estate and says he's eat- ing a lot more "I admired your last book very inurli. but confidentially Mr. Inkwell and just between us. what were you really I trying to say" KI.SK DO YOU DO? "What else do you do for a living. Mr. Inkwell, besides just write "S'o wh; you write inure about sex? Everybody has il, and everyijody can't be wrong." "Do yon get paid by the wonl, by the page or b'v Ihe "My son wants to be an au- !hor like you. Do you have any suggestions on how I can discourage "As your publisher, Harry. I'm not asking you to sell your soul by putting sex in So let's compromise. How every other CHOKED TO DEATH WASHINGTON rAPl Frank Carpenter Porler. lalvir and business reporter for Hie Wash, iiigtnn I'osi for the last decade, died Wednesday afler a piece of food lodged in his throat. SIMPSONS-SEARS ITS TIME TO TRADE-IN YOUR OLD SHOVEL Lightweight 18" Electric Snow Thrower Reg. Instant electric start no gas, no oil, no mess. Centre discharge chute adjusts to 3 snow throwing distances up to 30 feet. Rod adjuster turns chute to any di- rection wiihin 180 degree arc. Auger opens a path 18" wide and throws up to 250 shovelfuls per minute. 8" tractor tread rubber wheels for easy pushing. Auger skids adjust to 6 heights to prevent digging into surface. Scraper blada for better cleaning. Guaranteed for 1 year. Deluxe Electric Snow Thrower uith exclusive side scoops Reg. 8179.98 Deluxe snow thrower has all the features of the 18 inch snow thrower plus exclusive side scoops for extra 4" of snow-removal width. Front wheels adjust to 6 heights. 115 volt auto lype headlight. position handle- Guar- anteed 1 year. STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. lo p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231 ;