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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THI VCTHBUOOI HMAIP Twwtay, Otctmbw 12, If72 Losing his majority changes Trudeau European Security Conference Finally, it appears there is to be a full scale European Security Con- ference. It is planned for 1973, fol- lowing the exhaustive preliminary now going on in Helsinki, be- tween 32 European nations, plus Can- ada and the United States. it was in 1S54 thai Russia first soushz 2. too level conference to deal with matters affecting European sec- urity. Western powers opposed, as they believed the Russian inten- tion simply to try to legitimize Soviet hegemony over Eastern Eur- ope, the division of Germany, and a Russian notary presence in Europe. They felt thai even dis- cnssins these things might be inter- was temporary. Relations between Foissia and _the West, at that time, were aptly des- cribed as a state of "Gold John Foster Dulles, the exponent of brlnksznanship.. was the architect of U.S. foreign "policy, then as now a dominant factcr in Europe. The prin- cipal instrument of Russian foreign Tjolicy. as far as anyone knew, was the Cominfoirn: Nik- jra Shrushchev, recent winner of the power struggle thai followed Stalin's death in 1S53. was an unknown qoan- trtv outside Russia, DestalnizatioTi had not yet bees heard of. There was no Warsaw Fact, no European Ccmmcn Market. The Berlin Wall was still seven years in the futore- MHitarily, Russia was beginning to emerge as a nuclear power. She had detonated her first hydrogen bomb, and was fast developing the long- range rockstry that was soon to orbit Sutnlk, Esr move towards con-mete military parity with tbe tJ.S. was under way. It is a different Europe today. The Cold War seems to be a thing of the past, and there is scarcely any debate about Commnmst domina- tion of Eastern Europe. A pact af- firming the permanent division of Germany is about to'be signed. In military" matters Russia negotiates with the U.S. as an acknowledged equal In general then, it would seem the Soviet have been well rewarded for their long 19 year wait, and that they wilTgo to the European Secur- ity'Conference in far better shape tbss anvone could have predicted in 19-54. Ail is not serene in the Communist world, however. Led by Romania, several of the smaller European na- tions have used the forum provided in Helsinki to issue remarkably stri- dent demands for Independence, for greater recognition of their sovereign- ty in as well as in economic What this means is difficult to say. It is often the case that' 'preliminary1 conferences are arranged to permit just this sort of declamation, to allow the lesser partners to blow off steam, so to speak, before the real powers get down to business. Such statements by normally docile sateliites -are very interesting, nev- ertheless, and if they can be taken at anything approaching face value and. it is by no means certain that they can't add up to a clear gad welcome statement that smaller European nations will not be con- tent "forever to have their affairs settled in Moscow, or in negotiations between. Moscow and. Washington. Men needed There are many boys in Lethbiidge between the ages of six aad 15 who are- being raised without fathers. A recent survey indicates that although mothers are doing an admirable job of raising their sons in a one-parent family they ars the first to admit their sons dreadfully miss a Counsellors, teachers and social workers are also very aware of this need. For this reason an gttenspt is being made to organize a branch of the Big Brother movement in Lethbridge with an initial meeting slated for the Civic Sports Centre Wednesday sight It Is lioped a number cf both men and women wSL be preset to learn firsthand the benefits of this fine progrsra. There are sizty Big groups operating throcgfeoat Canada. One recently has been established at Med- icine Hat but generally speaking little if- anything has been done as yet in Frcta a inonetary point of alone the results of such a program could spare society immense sums of money for correctional meas- ures which rsight ensue when a boy lacks fatherly direction is his life. The program requires men. from 21 years of age, right cp to asd in- clodizig Tsiso love boys. Hiere is no ootLay of money in- time. All it takes is a little or four hoars as many Tnfmrtes as it takes to -watch a cou- ple of TV the results attained could lie most wortiiwiule and. gratifying. No man stsads so straight as when he stoops to help a fatherless boy. ART BUCHWALD On searching luggage WASHINGTON ifost cf fee airlines are sow searching carry-on luggage is or- der to fewart Miaekisgs. This is a very commendable practice, but it leads to some embarrassing sitoatiocs. In tbe past you never iad to givft.moca thought to what you packed ia your band suitcase. Eat now that strangers can plow through, your personal effects, you bare to caasgfe your whole style of traveling, Some people don't care what an airline employee or federal marsfeai thinks wben be zips open your Isggage. Bat I'm not one of tbem, I get oervous soon as my Sight is announced. 7af oce tirag, I get tenibiy embarrassed abottfc auyoce seemg dirty Iscndry in my bag, m stay over at a hotel ass eztra day aad bave my laiaoiry done just so I won't be humiliated at the ebecJr-m gate, Wbflfe this takes yp a lot of extra time, several federal marshals bave compli- mented me on the whiteness of my shirts and tbe neatcess of my underwear. I cfidn't spend a lot of time thinking about what books to carry ia ray bags in past Before tbe new anti-hffrcidbg rafes went into effect, I would always buy t Mkkey SpiUane paperback with a sexy awer at tbe airport. And I wss never with- 3ut a copy of Playboy. Bat cow I have to think about what boofca taaga2ines tbe marshals ap- prove of. I five in Asathfr totr that federal nanbat! is going to find a copy of a my personal effects and yen out, "Hey, we got a poyvert on this So cow I limit all the reaimg matter in 22.7 baggage to the Speech of George EoctMy azd old copses, of the asader's Digest I am even aervoos aboct my toilet ar- ticles, particularly if a Tpoaan iis inspect- ing isy baggage. I sever know if l'ia usisg the right cieodoract or carryisg the right lodoru Becently I offered a lady who looked Ike Arieoe Fraoess an antacid tab- let and sfee prodaoed one of her ovn which baH as largft bet catfaxfr ed twice the number of ingredients. E's amazing how icaooeot peopk fetl when scmecee goes through thec luggage. This is psrticalarfy troe of en who have to open their It takes zay wife fcwo to get her handbag jtst right when she's going on an airplane trip. Then afterwird sht'i atvtr stare if it contained the right things. If I have any objection to being setrefe- ed at the airport, it it the izcfwrscoal it's beiEg Usually the manfcaJs yaor big and daen wave you feroogfe. I think it would add much more awt and fun to if they would each carry a piece of chalk aad grade you ca the outside of yow bag on yoor ptckfcg. who got "A" wooM gives the first choice of seatg, who received an fT" would to ra- pack and take the next pkne. It gaUs me wbea I spend so aacfc fcne on my hand luggage to get the treatment as someone who jtaft threw dirty clothes into the bag as if he didn't give a damn. Ber companions included tbt French ambtmdor to Britain Michel Jobert, the Latade" of the mas- ters office in Paris, Despite these potential points, Tmdetu seemed to de- liberately keep bis London press coofereoce on 9- routine course, and to encourage the sort of reaction that Tbe Times gave when it noted the "dour contrast" with his; bout with British journalists. One in- dication that Trudetu's per- formance was calcinated was his own reaction immediately after it This was a suggestion, to one of his special assistants, that the two of them should head directly from Canada Boose, where the press ocefereoce was held, to Foricara and Mason's, most luxurious food In a cmttt use tbe of leader David Lewis. In policy as as styje, tha prims srjaistsr sjcesrs to ii for reasons, rus about tijfe program bave jaoved tbe LlberaJs doaer to tbe position taiai by the Con- servscves dorisg the campeiga, Tbe oew Liberal approach to Essrsow and prograrss tcss wiiv ter also sociedThTg to Coy serrsSve fesdsr Tbe budget rjezt rsccjfe probsbiy wEl refect >D? desaanss for TSSfif. AH frdicsiiojis that th-g ericas nisstsr iss isade a exap intdkctaai ad- bis ac-t a sizprisiag -sevelOTaessi; ia tbe Hghfc of las OWE acrwataoa for pr leaiers. "The statesman ssay v from Ms cc certafc sdbjects, be car. try io escvey bis special wisdom to them." be wrote ia !S53r "bsr in the fesl aaalysia it jz the gsssral win fiat mast prersl, cot Ms owa wHL" Ctee of Ms agreed wiih this a cscversgtke a few days ago. so doubt that ready ffiteEeetualiy for the next sessrjE of fee he laid, "bat whether bra prepared v for be wi3 to go through, is acotaer 1 hope you people 30 on strike before my husband receives the bills for all of Strom intends to remain active in politics By Gf MelBtyre, Herald writer Did Hany Stroci lead the Alberta -Social Credt party to an earrj grave? Sxae say the pasty's rysre forcefal earfv leaders WUHam Aberfcaxt or Ernest MansEg could have defeated Peter Cceservauves at fce pod in m. Otfaers say Social Credit, forged rsrsi sappert dsp ing the depression, has rns its coarse acd Mr. Strom just hap- pened to be leader at fee time. possible a more eaT leader than 3fr. Strom have eztenoed fee 36- year reign Soda! Gredlfe at least oce icore provincial riec- tics. Bui the Gjwervatives were oo the rise, Social Credit on tfae dediae and Mr. Strom was easght is between, Bj his QWJI ixtmrifsim, tfaa MLA far Cypress altogether tfae wp job. la a recent interview be said thft Hghfighr of Ms 17 years is the legaUtore the be had witb farm people afier ais appotntoeot in J382 as zsaigier of agricoltare in ilanjing cablet. Ek greatest wss potting ern more than a dozen irrigaikic districts ocder a form set oC refKiaSoes. ise saad. He of the atut krgefy tasesqjldied potectial ticc to create "tremeGdouK de- ia agTscsiirare. After a MW party ieader efcoeas rfce fiiat is Feb. ruarj. said be -win uot "Mbemaie or fade aiway." wru be MIA for the ooo- ststaeiKg' of Cypress jbofciag fee- ward to tfce ftfcare, tfce that Fia wiE cotae my He said "there are plect? of eppoctualtiet to serve yoar impfyasg a return to tfce figfct to agrictiltare. It's bmkdge wiii> to Socred caocss that Pre. mier Macafasg picked Mr, StrcCT as successor. The MTT leader was eAosec bead of party Dec, 6, ,1368 ajid swora in as premier a week later, Although the party lest mere tbas baH its seats in the Ccn- servatt7ft -win m 1971, Mr, Strcta has carried tfce leadership with ictefnty. Yet hft ias lacked spark BI political battle. He reguJariy rambled off the point during speeches IB tfoe iegigtitufe and faBed to Mow op a questsoa in debate. Si private conversation, be can be precise hard-bitting. He levelled Ms facfc agahjst -wfat be fe of poMcal and of tbt OFJT CoBservatrVe two. party sap- porters been appointed to government cocanissions acd granted government business V) A degrae "Just not acceptable to tbe peopfe of charged. These issues hrvt the poten- to defeat the emmeot at an ejection, be said. "I ttfik our hat a future. It win depend oc Use new leader, our afatBiy to keep abreast of times, aad on the perf oTEaoce of the gor- ernmeot acd a. stonber of other be said. Faced growing crfmt, aai finance probkoi, at toe "We have potential to come tfae government again." Mr. Strom detuned to dis- what qualities tfce oew Soered leader sfaookl have, say- izg it be cccstrtied as vjpport for one cafididatt or ao- After iocs of the leg. islatare, Mr. Strom said be WM "eotremely pteasedn at the Job 24 Socrarf MlJU are doing tiie official Opposition. Tbe tracsttwn from govern- ment to opposition bas not been easy, he said "TJse rok of tbe governmeot is to make ded- siocs and defend what yoa The Opposition job is tlrsfy difiewnt. You zmM coo- critkizt, ttA Oppoeitkn sboald also toggest road, be said. Tbroogb grocaf mxh m fee Alberta Urban asd "t- Commenting on proposed municipal provizidal finance reform wbidi is ejected to take 19 mpcii of tbe spring kf islttore fitting, he said muw- cave good cause to be tbe gives no that the mzmki- parties win gain more than tbey lose. local govemmcot fbouid find oat ia detail wfcat rights it and assmae thiaa powers to the ML bt Jfonicpal oxrsc2s have 23le say ia bow fhty gattu er or speed tax mooqr. Tbsy are retpooBbk to tha province under the Brttisji Azoenca. Act. He criticized the proTiaer'a new efforts toward decentraft' zatkc of govenaceot acd aid to areas outside Calgary and Kdmostoc. laforaaed of laiostry SGBifr ter Fred Peacock's recent es- timate that sbosi half the loana froK fee DCW Alberta Oppor- tunities CorporatLoo have goot to todostrr ia Calgary aad Edffifibtcn, fee said "if flat i< troe k is. direct coBiradiO' tioo to wfeal the fund was set 19 to do; that is tfae skm. growth areaa." Tbe former Socred govet'iw nent felt that ocly tfae part of fecated ootzide tfae and the corridor between tbem should qualify lor xrKfustnal iacsxtxvQ, grants, be said. Mooey spent on assistlag by dustry boated in Calgary and Edmonton would be better spent on roads and other ser. throughout the province. The Uthkidgc Herald 7th St S., LeOsbridge, AJberta HERALD LTD., Proprietors and Poblistefi Poblisbed MOS-1354, by Hon. W. A, BUCHANAN CLEO W. MOWERS, THOMAS H. AOAMS, OOW feffar THi HttAiO MftVil THi fOUTIT ;