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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE HERA1D _ Fftdoy, 13, 1975 Decision rests with station The Sesame Street controversy teems to be hopelessly deadlocked, The hostilities will have to end some- time. A ceasefire is out of the ques- tion, for that implies a victory for ne Her side. Either the program will or it will not be reinstated. The decision is and muat be that ot the station management. No such operation can be managed by public petition or school board resolution. The station management gives no of reconsidering the decision it has already made. The public outrage stems from the fact that Sesame'Street has been broadcast locally before, and al- though it may not be the perfect children's program, the concerned parent regards it as almost the only bit of solid for his child, tn the vast quagmire o: television. Tele- vision, for seed or ill. is one o; the most povreriul influence: in ;he lives of most children today. Kw harm the rest of it does is open to dispute, hut Sesame Street does gccd. Why. then, was this one good chil- dren's program cancelled from rhe local station? If it was shown before, not now? Because oi a new rol- ins by the Canadian Radio ar.d Tele- vision Commission, '.vhich governs aJ broadcasters. This season, and not beiore, Sesame Street is classed a "foreign" program, ar.d all stafions are restricted in the percentage o: their time allovred for foreign pro- grams. Most Canadian parents are not seriously affected by this new ruling. They can still get Sesame Street from stations owned and operated outright by the CBC, or from cable systems which carry it on channels not used by the established stations, or from, private stations which con- sider it of sufficient public merit that they are willing to include it in the limited amount oi foreign material they can carry. But here none of those conditions apply. There is no CBC station. 'The cable system i which in any case doesn't reach beyond the city) does not carry it. And the private station won't carry it because it can't make anv money from it under the present CRTC rules. The limited time for foreign-content programs must be re? served, it is claimed, for those pro- grams which can carry commercials, ar.'J the creators of Sesame Street no; allow commercials. So this seems to be the situation: The CRTC is senselessly rigid in its new ic-reign-coMent classification ot Sesame Street. But even under the new rules the station could carry the program if it wished. To rr.cst ptrsr.'s who are concerned about what their children's minds are exposed to. ar.d who are frequently dismayed hy so much of the tele- vision fare, the genera! affect is prob- ably a -'rov.ing conviction that pri- vaie has failed. Old-fashioned cures best Perhaps it is time we revived so.Tie of Granny's old-fashioned rem- edies for cun-ig crciip ar.d the com- mon cold. Chancis are they would be far ch-ap-ir and more rella'.-lo Uian the syrups ar.d cold are stuiiing into ourselves. Accord- ing to current reports North Amerl- ca'ns are being bilked of over 31 billion annually on cold pills ar.d cough syrups that don't work. At -he same time they are also spending vast amounts and actually risk-ng their health to pep themselves up ar.d slim down. It would seem yes- teryears remedies were both more curative and certainly cheaper. Latest word from a United States Senate subcommittee is that many cough and cold remedies sold over the counter are irrational comhina- lions of medicine and simply a gen- erous mixture of false claims and outright nonsense. Condemned in this category and also labelled dan- gerous are Contac, Dristan, AUerest and Coricldin. Instead of treating cold symptoms the anti-hUtarrur.e contained in these products can ac- tually inflict harm. Three scientists have urged the government to pro- hibit the over-the-counter sales of these products. c.an dlag scr.i "in cold with her Eton as h is true o: slimming, pep- and sltiWiTig pills which the Ca- in plans to ban on iis control oi drugs iiies into effect. Association's has the ;uoh pills are too high to :y th'jir use. The strict controls e enforced for doctors prescrib- smphe-arnines will fores them Lo'.lfy the health department if cribir.2 them for iO days or less the r.ir.oe of a consulting physi- vho his confirmed the medical r.os.s must he provided if pre- ir.g thii.o for a longer period. v. eloome cor.trast Granny's curir.g of going to bed a loot cup of chicken soup ,ds cheap and simple, and risir.gly is recommended he best cold o-ure-ail hy a nura- of leading medical protessors. say it is far more health-re- ng than the current fads. As far elng peppy Granny would pro'o reoomir.f.-.od three deep breaths re fen oner: v, l.o.dow upon arising for shrnrr.ing down there ij ing cheaper or surer than push- your chair av. ay from the table. who needs them? ERIC NICOL Traps for stiowmo In yw haven't had your ChrLs.trnsj other kr their Jurs hii Thoi.'ght for today: OVT. pelt v.as keep him warm. Scientists at two eastern Canirliari 'jai- F'ir-ecrjted v.lrj '.houid have won a re- venities are engaged in research to ds- prieve wl-.h t-e i.-ve-tlor. of thermal under- TCicp a humane trap for animals. "Aim ''.ear. r.c '.fer. swathe their v.orn- of the sayj the CP story, is to en sorr.e reolace the old' leg-hold trss ir, which the -elate-i to the fen-ale on the animal's leg h caiijht by "two hands ct s'd spring-driven steel, 'isuaily when the -ave support from rnal on a it-, lacerated leg 'inti! a 'o kill it and take the pelt or until the ar.i- (i-i'-.v, rv'-j rr.al cr che'.'.-. the paw of: The hope to make a trap that either inaar.tiy or renders the mai Trith laughter by tickling :t till the trapper comes and it o'Jt of lu hilarity. Each of T preferr- Tay of trapping a fk rcartirii xorks for rr.e. ateiy. Thrxv: fur-bearlrg arilrdsl.? are get- drj fr.r.er ail the time." In fact I an-, mildly astonished to hear J.at are ;tiil furs in vif- icier.t rjyantity to keep trapper in tea. I kr.CT that a few characters fere still cnr.r.hir.g tjiroush the up xirth, I they for he bottle they Isst summer. Apparently the fake have ireiy cspturai the market from ;lerre. Ai-.ri tj-.ere I'd beer, hoping thst tr.e nly left thoie ret Ur.oM Palmer. It i" difficult to believe that considerable of human beings a.-e stiil Vr.'ra jrs from the cf Arovnd the tirr.e of the original Christ- ;a3, man v.su trap ar.d icii Domestic problems plague Britain By James Reston, New York Time1' commentator LONDON The nations, large and small, are now con- centrating on the pro t) lerns nearest their hearts, their boundaries, and their particular regions of the world. This trer.d is clear, not only in the new and struggling countries, but in the United States, the Soviet Union and China, and it is particularly marked here in Britain. Prime Minister Heath talks about these things very quietly and steadily in the cabinet room at N'o. 10 Downing Street. He seems more in command here now than ever before, despite all his problems, but the em- phasis of Ms conversation has changed in the last year from global to national ar.d interests. He tlrxs not dwell as be used In do on the "special relation- ship'1 the United States ar.'J the United Kingdom. Pearl Harbor Day passed bore almost v.kho'Jt notice, though it prcoably the- turning point for Britain in the Second World V.'ar. But that was 31 j'ears ago, the British have new things to v.orry they are caught now be- tv.cen the old Irish tragedy in the- '.Vest ar.d their stiotgun marriage win Europe in "the between the power of Par- liament aul the potential power of the- emergir.g European corn- between the need for n-re production and world the demands and threats of organized British labor for higher wages. Prime .Minister Heath Is very courteous ar.d pragmatic about at! this. He is going to Wash- ington before Inauguration Day to tali: Lo President Nixon to o'Jt the tangles of the v, o.-ld. ar.d how to reconcile ail the economic in- terests ar.d cor.flicU tetv.-ec-n the Cornrr.cn and the. United States on the one hard, the securitv interest oi the NATO allies ar.d the Soviet Union on the other, But the thir.gs in She front of hi.- mind qul'e naturally, to he the co.'di- tier ot his the prob- the ar.cler.t conflict the Irish, and the sharp division among the British peo- ple, are going into Europe but don't quite know what they are going to find there. Before the British have quite got ust-d to 1 o s i n g an empire they liked, they are being asked to join a continent they have never particularly liked, and meanwhile the Heath govern- ment has published an "Official Social Commentary'1' on the cundition of Britain, which even the Webbs might feel was a little disturbing. One per cent of the British population today, it says, still OV.TI per cent of the nation's wealth despite all the progres- sive taxation since the days ot Lloyd George. I a 'rat severs! th-; to v.crk c-n a merciful trap to carer. Thc-re general egreerr.erit arr.ong thfc tr.e sn s d-sin 01 ivu- rjvrj-.dllng r'V-.c; ,c-, o- this hri.V: U iheai ot of c-jr na- tive The p.'.v.ent piair.ly for tA ir.flict t.'c of ti'.e -.-.ho off or.f, in L'r.'. in t'.e nature of a "'.i! 5 ch 'l-.t 'aiU i.'A rr.rM r. unharmed, till o tr.Ji r.-iore progressive .n t.-ap for foxfcs eiie that Vj humanity. imn it wt Economically, the British people are bei.ter of! than they have been before better, The Financial Times suggests gloomily, than they may ever be in the future but the re- sults of thij increasing afflu- ence are not entirely encouf" aging. For example, the govern- ment's official report says, while the economic condition of the British people has im- proved, the social trends, to a modest English word, a Violent crimes have almoei trebled io the k-st 10 years. Between 1601 and 1971, aver, age weekly income rose per cent, while retail prices went up by oply 57 per but "the big have been on motor vehicles, alcoholic drink, recreaiioa, hous- itg, fuel and light." There is good news on the "Just think there but for good fortune go you or I" ay-, social secu- rity, health benefits, education ar.d the- C4ciir.fi in di- s-c-ase, but venereal disease and abortion are also on the rise, In the report one out of every four babies bom to mothers between 15 and 19 was ar.d three out of ever, five o: the births rnarriaje in this 15-IS age group haci beerj prerriaritaUy coficeiv- el'1 Over-ail, the Heath govern- rfitnt's report is of mlc progress sr.d social decline. doubt these few examples distort a study which as big a telc-pryjr.e b'.-ok. it ilius- as American social statics do in Wasnirigton why modern goverainenU ara rxjglnri.cg Ui more aVxyjt the pr.-jh'lems nearer borne. The Er'.ish are orJy most dramatic' of tlrje prob- for have a long tredi- tics'of self analysis KA ytt- but at least they are the facts, un 1 i k e mar.y other governments, tr--.r.g ceal with them under verv difficult For Heath, the United States a primary coccero, particularly if there is danger of major war, but that danger rerr.ote ccvw, he is doing Tifiat N'izor.. Pompido'a, Brezhnev, En-lai ar.d most of the other world leaders are doir.g. He ii Vxfeing homeward forward to tha organization ci the world, auct it taay be a bad idea. The general takes a second helping of power By Valerie on coramimUtoT Trjfi Cerlral state of ar.d back- ward even by Latin American standards, ha.-, had it.; tyxip it from Spain in R a rn o r. Cruz, aitar Itss thso t'-'C- jears in offics, hss topsled hy the put him tr.sre, c-orr.rr.aryier i.i chic-: of the army, because, 5aW the. thft "incapsci'.y of (r.e goverr.rr.sr.t to resolve the that Honduras ar.d tlce rftigrjng in 52, has In a j.1 hr; Villwia Worsfe is before t.cat to Bieanirj? .'v reform had rjit ap- ffts'ed w .-..v.v. feri or 3rr.'y. rt thari prwiar.le that r.tzt r.-c- party carjiida-.e, Mxlc-iV, tftat if hft "Aftrft he- to the the to privileged ryv-itic-n of hc-ic: o-f tht arrr.c-ci force-; a.id the of the array. therj a (rfon- el brt ai.-eady chief the a.-rr.ec le.-.-ices, .'i.c-rsly the prfftiderit, called off votif? arji marfe hirraelf pro- visional presMer.t. Trje United cf: rr.iilxr: a vear AiilarjCft for at th..e hegir-riL-i? erf thii de hut i'. later v.'.eri Lopez called vrlth tirrsf.'.t a.? for thf: a a t i o n a I party. 55 in ihft u-icarr.era! j.-eii the Liberals JO sea'.? c.'d Areilar.o in Ky in rxy-.ftr for the fjll -iz-; ear the thir or.e cried in office ar.d or.e f7as President Tih'jrc-l'j Csrias Ar.dir.o, held frorri to 1.5 said to have lived ir, s'Jch fear cf life that he hi'! -he arrr.y rr.acrj.ce 2ii.cs ral ''.-htri he auer.deoi fe'.dal type soci- ety ha- ticrninated by its the 41 _ ar.d the UrJ-Ad wr. id Uritcd f'r-Jit CorriMjiy, icr.fjv.n m Hor.rfuras sircpiy ss 'U Frvi'jsrs." Ee- them over p'.-r cer.t cf c'.l Sand. than 20 v.ori-eri C-; chilef of the defeated Honduras arrr.y was Lopez Arel- fen-o, Tbe hitor stirred up (and to some eztent officUl- !y in KootarM by this coTifrlct continues, end no peace treaty has yet been As a resiU HooJijraj from the Central American Corsmor. Market In 1570 and i'j; coa- In January 1V71, a.! Ixypez'.5 term rrf office ceared iu end. he saw to it that the and Liberal partict signed an pact divid- ing the M congressional seata betv.een them in a coalition to be headed by a president rf vAichever party 'son the elec- tion. TV: Liberals won aruj Ramrjn fJrriesto Cruz became president. Lopez Arelbno f.tayed off-5tage, but remained in the and continued aa of armed forces. Trw) did work. Presi- dent Cruz got r.o nearer to a peace treaty ar-d Lihc-raJ party complained their pov.ers were restricted. Talit at an army take-over headed by General Lopez spread. When it in the traditional pre- da-OTi cwp on December eth, It and there waa no btoodsheo. VA 7th a S., Lethbruige, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Published 1K4, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN CflM RfrjHfratlMl No O.U AixJ't c< Clrcv'ali; CLSO WO-WCffi, tfft THOWM H. oir.vVi UiftS, Don PiLLmo 'MMglrfl Esitif F V.II.ES l< MvirtUlrg ?.s, THE HIRAID SERVES THE SOUTH ;