Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, December 11, 1970 Carl Rowan Powerful Japan again evokes fears Superson ic superstars Technological development in c t But the Concorde's manufacturers head on with enviromnentalism in are worried. It could very well hap- the U.S. Senate a few days ago. The result was a crunch rathe11 the boom some of the senators were lis- tening for. The battle was about whe- pen that American environmentalists and backers of the SST will get to- gether and demand stringent regula- tions which would prevent the Con- ther or not to appropriate mil- corde from landing on the major lion dollars for further development commercial airfields in the TJ.S. For of the giant supersonic transport air- example, strict limitation on engine craft, the SST. The environmentalists won noise take off could be a mortal WASHINGTON It hardly seems possible that it was 30 years ago that 1 sat listening lo Sammy Kaye play "I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire" when word came over an old, haltered radio that Ihe Japanese had al- lacked Pearl Harbor. But even more incredible than the swift passage of time is what has happened to Japan since the end of the Second World War when she lay in the nibble of conventional bomb- ings and the ashes of atomic ruin. island na- thanks mostly 10 economic miracles that have made her third in the world (after the United Stales and Hie Soviet Union) in gross national prod- uct. anti-Japanese bias has become much more visible there in re- cent years. The trade bill now before Congress which would lake Hie Japan today is not the grasp- U.S. hack to the protectionist ing, paranoid country of the 1930s, embittered to the point of launching war against the United Stales. But it is im- portant to note that success is again breeding anti Japanese feelings around the world. Ad- miration of her economic tri- umphs is mixed with large measures of jealousy and re- senlment. practices of the 1930s, when i ready built up in the first ten months. 11 disturbs some Americans and irritates others that a country that so recently was economically shattered and psychologically humili a t e d should now dare to close mar- ticls or to talk back to Uncle James Allen, a southern democrat prevented from using the money- once again a great power, who labelled the whole project, "just making North Atlantic route, another federal boondoggle." The Reports circulate that the Conser- technologically minded who sup- vative government in Britain would ported the appropriation said that if not be averse to backing down on it were turned down the U.S. would the whole project, if it were not for be "bugging out" on scientific re- the French, who are solidly behind uiuciais in tne U.S. Stale Dc- parlmenl say discreetly thai lalions with Japan became so kcls to U.S. capita! and prod- bad, is largely a manifestation of a desire to clip Japan's wings as a world-trader. In 19C8 Japan enjoyed a bal- ance-of-paymcnts surplus of billion in her Irade with the United Slates alone. In 1969 Japan's Irade advantage was billion, and it will be ciuile substantial this year, with Takco Fukuda, Japan's 67- year-old finance niim'slcr, pre- dicted recently thai Japan will surpass the Soviet Union in gross nalional product "within several years." But Japan must be wary of resentment building up in Asia on Ihe part of countries that believe Japan's great growth is S'uch resenlmenl clearly ex- nalions, es- ists in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, even Australia, where officials and private businessmen say Japan is in- more powerful teresled only in gaining raw Many smaller pecially in Asia, are more un- easy than the U.S. that Japan, through economic measures, is Si billion trade advantage al- military force. dreamed of achieving tliroug search and development. It was nat- ural that the loudest voices in sup- the Concorde, which they believe is a vital example of European technol- port of the huge expenditure should ogical co-operation. If Britain were to come from Washington state, where pull out unilaterally the story goes, the largest contractor for the air- the French would be so antagonized craft, the Boeing company, is located, that they might very well scupper The environmentalists, fearing the damage that could result in the at- mosphere and to human ears as a result of the sonic boom resisted the technological lobby. One "freshman" British chances to enter the Common Market. Some months ago one of the Con- corde's backers is said to have re- marked, "From now on, it's no holds senator, Thomas F. Eagleton, said barred. We'll fight the Americans ev- that a little "technological toilet ery inch of the way." Well Con- training" is needed if man is to sur- corrje has plainly won the first round vive on this planet. the fight is far from over. The On the face of it the negative re- SST is not perraan e n 11 y grounded. suit should be welcome to the de- velopers of the Concorde, the Brit- The department of transportation has gone back to its drawing boards, in- ish French jointly produced super- tending to iron out some of the bugs, sonic aircraft, a smaller but no less speedy sister of the projected SST. and come up with a stronger case next year. We're about to be legislated By Margaret Lnckliurst JT'S probably an ironical commentary to be staffed, but wonder by whom. Women liberated from their own dreary kitchens and kids? Men? A large degree of the liberation move- ment and ils male backlash is just so much hot air. Uncounted numbers of girls and on our mores lhat most of the editor- ials pro or con, on the report of the Com- mission on the Status of Women will have been written by men. Doubtless they will give support to the recommendations given in Ihe report, as in the three years since the commission lneu" mothers are quite content lo accept was appointed, women's liberation move- "le 'ove anc' protection of a male "chau- ments'have kept the issues firmly before vinistk" society, and uncounted numbers "Now then, sonny, as a veteran Watch-dog let me give you a bit of advice Nevertheless, there are many recommen- JOSepIl Kraft them. Most men will agree with lie premise that women have been treated as second- class citizens for too long. They admit we dations in the commission's report which, do not have enough representation in gov- when implemented, will make our society eminent, in all professions, in industry and fairer and easier for both men and wo- in leadership roles. But they worry lest the men. It will be up to the women of course, comfortable, traditional picture of home be- to show their sincerity in evaluating their comes blurry and out of focus in a sudden rush of liberated women to compete with industrialized economy or in piling up huge trade surpluses that help Japan but weaken ether countries. Japan has tried, with some success, lo mule such criti- cisms by promising large amounts of economic assist- ance to other Asian countries. Meanwhile, much of the world notes with interest, if not yet concern, the way Ja- pan's military establishment continues lo grow despite Ja- pan's posture of non-militarism and neutral non-involvement in the major squabbles of the Far East. Fukuda pointed out that Japan could produce nuclear weapons without much diffi- culty. It is 5 serious question whether and when Japan will decide that she can no longer rely on the U.S. nuclear shield not with Communist China's possessing nuclear weapons and an array of delivery vehi- cles. Meanwhile, Japan has quiet- ly built up a conventional mili- tary industrial complex (in- cluding a delivery capability for nuclear weapons) that is truly impressive or awe- some, depending on how mucli you remember about the early 1940s and where you live rela- tive to Japan. The Japanese are striving mightily to hold down fears and jealousies. But Japan's power and influence have be- come such that not even the greatest nations can fail lo feel her presence. Or to won- der what Japan's world role will be after (he passage of an- other 30 years. (Field Enterprises Inc.) them in the market-place. Men as a group aren't too concerned status to see that this is now done. It won't be easy. The curiously unstable times will undoubtedly bring much more resistance from what we call male domin- Chilean Communists influenced by democracy about abortions on demand, family life edu- ated areas. This is to be expected Then cation, birth control information and day- loo, you can't legislate values and emc- care centres. Rightly or wrongly Ihey equ- lions. Many women are not going to be ate these matters with the female role and shoved out of their homes simply to sup- DTP rtniTO Flovihin in -r 11___ r J port a rnnorily group who do not share their enthusiasm for old traditional roles. Regardless of commissions and libera- are quite flexible in their opinions of them. But men's "chauvinism" as it has been defined, Is not inclined to be generous when it comes to competition with women in the business of making a living. In the business SANTIAGO, Chile Volodia second nature to us. But there Teitelboim is a pink-faced are many things done in op- fat man given to electric-blue position that have to change in suits and striped tics who could power, pass in any Rotary Club as one of the boys. He happens also to be a senator and chief ideolo- gist for Ihe Communisly party of Chile. An interview wilh him "For instance, in opposition have slopped urging peo- ple to go out and take sites for themselves. Those who do that now are urged by the Christian almost Ihe only way workers Democrats. These very complex, very difficult." The subject of Castro's Cuba was raised in the context of reports that Cubans were sec- retly taking over many func- mvasions tions in Chile, particularly in strikes leading lo higher wages. So we were continually here in Santiago reflects the locked in a struggle with pri- curious and complex game being played by the Commun- can be helped is through must now cease. For we are the internal security field. StHL-AO loorlir.0 hirfhn.___IJ______ ToilnlKn.'n, --U. making an effort in the govern- ment to provide housing." The subject of nationalizing vate enterprise. Now there are private projperty came many hmgs we can do with- affirmed that the out fighting private enterprise. regime wouM impression thai they are rea- sonable and humane men pre- pared lo abide by democratic rules. That way Ihey can in- crease lheir strength and be better placed to take over But the Chilean Communisls are not playing it long and careful just for fun. The Com- ists in the left-wing govern- ment of Chile's new president, We can help the worker's by higher social in- takeover of banks, insurance creased production or These groups claim, and wilh some jus- tification, that there is e tion among men for job; the i Salvador Allende. The first subject was a the constilulion lo facilifate thc lim said: "The Cuban and Chilean ex- periences are very different. They achieved independence munists have lo go by the from Spam at the end of the now preciseiy because the dem- 39th century. We achieved it at the beginning. They had a military dictatorship for years. ocratic tradition is so deeply embedded here, the private sector so slrong. Like other rf argue that day-care centres have we should examine dis- cnnunallon as ;t in all strata of so- Wh Eexes' K women as me" in this, we discover we are more equal than we think. ajuai man cently concluded meeting of Ihe ing inflation. The strike is only central committee of thc Com- a reserve weapon." companies, some industry and JVf.have a centluT and a mcn in other parties, Commu- the big copper mines partly nau..ot alnlost uninterrupted nisls are subject lo being ab- parliamentary government. owned by American corpora- munist party in Chile. Senator I then turned to the housing tions. He added: "All this will" Mtf us m the Communist Teitelboim said: This was our problem in Chile a problem be very gradual. We hope to 1p.arty have worked m Ule Par' they hau already come to see Ilrbi mecline as a narfv nf rnartwl Viv nf j_i_i ff. T Jiamentarv s v K t f> m tn JL_ _._.i_ _ .1 sorbed by the system and ils rewards. Teitelboim indicated Emancipation can go loo far By Jane Hnckvale that the Royal Commission on the and her husband, in accordance rath the Women has completed ils laws of nature, want to have children. Until science provides a new method, the wife is the only one of the partnership who can bear the infant, a long drawn out uncom- fortable process which most females would like to avoid, if they could achieve Ihe first meeting as a party of government. In the past we had been a party of opposition for almost 50 years. Opposition was Letter to the editor by groups of homeless set in motion a tola! effort by llamentary system for 30 persons repeatedly seizing sites the people lo get the country without any legal authority, moving towards expanded pro- Tflltfilhoim _ -ri Teilelboim said: duclion. It is not simple. It is h fSntd, n c x l about Chile's relations with other countries in the hemis- phere. He said: 'We are not the virtue of such middle-class ideals as controlling inflalion and curtailing illegal land seiz- ures. So' what is going on with the Communists here in Chile is a arduous and costly by women's pressure groups who fee! that women across the land are being discriminated against, it might be well to point out that there are a great many women across the land who are going to result without it be alarmed at the prospect which may face them in the future. If women continue to demand freedom from their ancient role as mothers and home builders, men will soon expect then: to assume financial re- sponsibility for the upkeep of the house- hold. A growing number of women no doubt would exchange the legal right to economic dependency on the husband for the free- dom lo participate in the business and professional life of the country. But there are still a lot of married women around who are really not so keen to share the breadwinning responsibilities at least I think there are if Having produced Ihe child, and been giv- en a generous leave of absence by her em- ployer, she will soon be expecled by so- ciety to return to work. She will take the baby to one of the uew, proliferating day- care centres where it will be given the tender loving care provided by profession- als. In the evening, she, or maybe her hus- band, will pick up their h'ttle bundle, re- turn to the house which has stayed empty all day, put thc baby to bed, do the clrores and prepare for the next day of more of the same. How many women can honestly say lhat The address by Cleo W. Mowers at Las Vegas, as re- ported in The Herald Dec. 2, is an example of the unfortunate atlitude which some Canadians hold toward the continued sell- out of our natural resources. The speech distorts and mis- represents the new Canadian resistance lo Ihis sellout as emotionalism, neurolicism and exporters of revolution. We do double game They may in the nol imagine ourselves as the end win out. But they may also liberators of Argentina or Bra- be taken in. The one position zil or any other country we that is surely wrong is lhat of will be a country open to invest- those Americans who talk al- ess than the total cost of lie flowing water southward to nients. We hope for good'rela- most as if they TO'C aDD "sharing our water. But of support the U.S., may now be tions with the United Slates, chiks 4o really teUeve seen in the light of the recent We even hope some of (he CM- Economic, not emotional., evaluation course, if Canada slupidly of- fers to give away its water, deslruclion of the Athabasca then simple economics will die- Delta as a probable eco-catas- tate a continued pollution of.....- the U.S. sources. If the U.S. should, in reality, hysteria. The case against con- Canada" can invite US 'indus- tmuance of the present Can- ada-U.S. economic relationship can Jje m a d c on sound eco- nomic and social grounds. The evaluation of water as "Marxist" nature of the AI- eans who fled Ihere will come lende regime. The real appar- alchiks know very well lhat Iropne m tne Canadian Arctic The meaning of all this is revolution rlpps nnr tundra. Fortunately, thc Par- not in doubt. The Chilean Corn- sons plan was such an imma- munists are trying to give the require in future more water to tnre piece of engineering, lhat support industry, after even the continentalisls did not supporj .j .j. JMS the ground. How can any cleaning up its pollution, then resident of southern Alberta conceive of Iau to P-'.rlifcraUng day care centres will offer make their opinions known, they're going the kind of individual training and atten- to find themselves accepting a new role tion which at least in my opinion is which they did not seek, but which has a child's birthright? Who is going to look after the child when il is sick? Is the child which was individually produced going to be mass reared? been forced upon them by their more am- bitious, more frustrated sisters. Nowadays most joitng married couples both have jobs until they have children. The young wife, who is not legally respon- No doubt these opinions or questions old hat to emancipated mo d e r n sible for payments on Iho home, the fam- youth, eager to participate in the work-a- ily car, the clothing and other expenses, day world. But it docs seem to me that expects to contribute her share. But she is thc push for equality can go too far and not legally responsible for her husband's that women should be aware lhat the de- or her own for that matter. It's all mands of some, may force situations on simply a matter of mutual private arrange- others which they arc unwilling lo acccpl Kent. But tho time docs conic when she It is lirr.c the latter category is heard from precious is an economic eval- uation not an emotional one. As the late General Mc.Vaughton warned Canadians, the sellout of water is like the sale of wheat at 50 cents per bushel. But alas, it is latter-day colon- ialists, disguised as continen- talists who are publicized now as Canadian authorities (where arc lheir on water resources. I'Jvcn the detailed phasing of the transac- tions is being openly discussed by the so-called water while the anticipated abjections by thinking Canadians arc dis- missed in advance as hysteria. This Is arrogance indeed! There is no evidence that the U.S. needs our water to sur- vive. The U.S. needs clean wa- ter hccause it has wastefuily polluted its own supply so that try to locate in Canada, to use our waler and our labor in Canada on our terms, not their of ffater the oppor. it could have all the turiiiy to enrich Ulis area ju needs to Canada, the THROUGH THE HERALD water u neeos in uanana, tne a prosperous a g r o industry manufactures being exported throughi irrigation is largely yThpTA r i I- V'S'A- t p p e d? Lethbridge must The kind of dea which we now sperid mimon dollars might expect if instead we sell foi. lreatment water is foreshadowed by Ihe the water shortage for sewage proposed sale of Canadian wa- ler and land near Hope, B.C. The Seattle Power Company will raise the level nf a rjain south of Ihe border by 125 feet (Field Enterprises, Inc.) Looking backward Egypt have penetrated the 1920-Martial law is to be ap- Positionf protecting the plied to certain areas of Ire- a d to Sidi Bar- land which include Dublin and on toward the county perary and Cork, Limerick and of Tip- coast. dilution is so severe. If il were uneconomical to expand irri- gation here, how could it be economical to transport water 2000 miles further south? The only way lo deal with the American demand for our water is lo say NO. Not now, 100 years. By suggesting a future opportunity for cheap purchase you encourage long-range planning in the U.S. which an- ticipates Canadian sources of supply. Then in the future they mil say, rightly, "you prom- ised us, deliver." The alterna- live to outrighl refusal is play- with all their genius and their ing brinkmanship with future and flood acres of forest land for the price of per acre per about five lvut Christmas trees per acre per not m 20 years. not in year: But only neurotics would object lo a fair deal like this! The infamous Parsons plan, which would have diverted Arc- So They Say Do we want a future historian froir another planet to say will be ready for circulation for 1933, according to the report of the committee of ten members who were appointed by the de- parlmenl of educalion. 1310 The British forces in several years of i n a c i v i I y, Lethbridge Play- nf c i, goers is revived. The so- ot school ciety was organized 25 years ,1V Prarloc ago anc, petered the war years. I960 Canada's busiest air- port, Montreal, moves into the jet age with Hie opening of the new iiiteniaiionai Airport. i LUCK "i iimmansnin v.nn til il co die.iply be re-used, skill they ran out of foresight eco-cataslrophc in Canada Hie total cost of de-polluting and air and food and waler and PHILIP N. DAYKIN the U.S. tupply may well be Thant. Lothbridgc Jlie Uthbridge Herald 504 Tth St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905 -1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Class Wall Registration No. 0012 J11! Prtss and Ihe Canadian Dally NewswDtr Publishers' Association and the Audit Bureau ol clrcolallonT CLEO W. MOWERS, Editor and Publisher THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Manager JOE BALLA Managing Edilor ROY F. MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Associate Editor DOUGLAS K. WALKEB Cu'mirini Pbye Editor ''THE HERAID SERVES THE SOUTH"