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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE IETHBKIDGF KcSAlD Saturday. Dscfr-btr 16, 1972 Tampering idth UIC Rccen-jy, the govei-jrer.' an- noiinced it ri-'-'ise the mem scheme, with a dvuin iur.ds. some up needed. But in correciig the govern- ment rr.ii-l be not to create greater one. v.Ti'.cr. it '.vil! he if it alters the iiL-.da- mental nature oi scheme. Mr. not '.vrcr.g v-t.en he that the concept un- 53 sacrec. To realize this, one has crJy to thuik back to the days before there was iuch a a; unemployment Th.3 assistance consist-c! oi a food vccioher fish ni-Siit c.i certain stores, rninlmcl for fuel and ut.iities. and the right to plead for essential clothing at a municinai And in return allv had to vrork a r.iimhcr 01 dai-'5 thorlties decided. At one in the so-called "Dirty one Canadian in ten was on relief. It is easy to imagine how catastro- phicaily losing a job affected one's financial situation: the effect on the spirit worse, much worse. It was to prevent this degradation that un- employment insurence was created. H had been observed that it Ls normal practice to insure against foreseeable risks, such as fire ,theft, health problems, car accidents, etc., and that loss of gainful employment is just as great a risk as any of. these. It was reasoned that under existing economic arrangements there will always be a risk of un- emniovmeiit. so the individual should be able to insure himself against it. Most important, it was felt that if tha insured paid premiums, he should be entitled to claim benefits, with- out having to plead for them, without being subject to "inspection" or any other form of harrassment, and with- out any stigma. And they were right. The scheme is not perfect, as any- one So any moves to improve it are welcome and should be ap- plauded. It :s agreed there have been abuses. But there are abuses in ev- er.' insurance scheme known to man. Fire insurance inspectors must al- v.ay- be on the lookout for arson. Health insurance people complain of unnecessary trips to doc- tor or hospital. Insurance companies s a y rates wou'd be much lower if people weren't so careless or so venal, if ail claims were honest, or reasonable enough that litigation could be avoided. It is agreed, too. that a lot of people pay UIC premiums who may never in their lives claim benefits. It is equally true that all houses are cov- ered by fire insurance, but few ever burn dov.T, That's how insurance itant thing is really not th; money involved, though that is important enyjgh. V.'nat really mat- ters is the chance unemployment insurance gives those who lose their jobs to maintain their human dignity. How much that is worth in dollars, or even in the toleration of abuses, is hard to measure. But it is surely worth a lot rriore than Canadians can afford to lose, which is something those who wish to alter the scheme must remember. Emergency ward squeeze Emerjancy facilities at the Ltthbridge Municipal Hospital are much less than ideal. The hospital, designed 20 years ago, originally handled emergency patients an- nually. Today, ILWXi patients are be- ing handled through thus facility, or one-third more than those admitted through the hospital's admitting of- fice. Present facilities include a four bsd ward for out-patient and day surgery care, three cubicles in the health office ar.d a cubicle in a ccm- office. Trie four cubicle-, are the only fadlities available for chang- ing in this busy vrarri. Some 85 per cent of the patients vrho corne to emergency canr.ot he cla ed s; emergent ps'tent; but esch o'ne requires careful prtce'.sir.g and Meditation crovi'ded emergency ward conditions make this processing difficult. V.'hat is needed is an additional square feet of ward space, which would allow for five more cubi- cles plus an 800 square foot covered ambulance hay. At present, patients on foot or stretcher must brave the elements between their parked vehi- cle and the emergency door. The popular trend today 13 for pa- tients to seek emergency ward care when the doctor's offices and clinics are closed. This puts a heavy load on emergency v.ard on weekends a.vl after office hours. As this trend continues the squeeze on emergency services going to be felt increas- ingly. What was designed suit the city's needs 2ft years Ego can never be expected to meet today's demands' The divine drama ins1 a'- the he hope. He v> rr.er. '.ov; can ed. 11 ?e a r. a ori y: 1 ftt to rn ri let mar, The have a saying tbsr. if vvi a 'o pUr.e. [v-lreve i" H ;t charged, it: U a of ?.ay.n? fhs'. i" iblft for a. chars''; The moon belongs to everyone By Harry Schwartz, New York Times commentator "Guess we sure showed them! Heard one say 'rt's their last trip. It's too late to cry ce Wtiiem, Ottawa commentator for FP Publications OTTA'.VA 0: bne: viut to f'r.e ci" ve r.o-'.v l: Coiurnbia the o: K'h V> C-ijrch'i.-j in the f'-r-e r' eisYh chapter, hwever, Ls the f'i'pVv "and p'-rert y, Kim of 'his rev? rela- n p a that eotlM v iVesiey, ar.ri Kari Rartn. ps'il the t.-i.e- v.or-.hip of God 5' 2 or..y rx; or.e offered God the ar.d :.o ''I you, Urerefore, breth- describe it "Is'jghirig vi'h the rer; hy rr.erces of God, thai; you pre- J yo1..- a living sacrifice, holy, God v. your rea- Paul eaiied himself the of srr; it did occur to rtrri ov-iid offer ulfcr.f: v, C-yi, worafrip also uniM IKft of church ifi a ijnity hiA 'iifferen': ahilities for fn fa. rnemlvir hfid a 'o he affection OT A of sayg, t y r '.o of optn tr.f: a fj': r.rat. of inr.erit the tions of tr.eir Mr. Barre-.t. not a party KearJ Premier of British Oi, car.r.ot r.ore tr.e rfesfjite or party that the at-'reerr.ert It in or by provirdaf Tr.e that VTr. v.itn an argument vrhirjr: did not enter into the at that time. It v.-as not even mentioned in the debate other matters. as intertet rates, were. Tr.ere an VDP arr.er.dmert to Paul Martin's motion but it not concerned Lrflation. It proposed to ado tr.e words: ''SuhiTect to the negotiation of a further protocol or an exchange of letters clari- fying the right of Canada to dl- vert up to ci.s. or five mU- liorj acre feet arj-uiLy the Columbia river for benefi- cial use of the prairie regiocj and fsr multiple-purpose use of v.'arer so diverted." to IrJlation :t be a to arrive at a juit of the b'.ame. ho.'-e'.er, '.'.e can- not call the Americans to ac- count for our It he if had marie sorr.e corn- hovrcver, that it is the prac- tice internationally for ore gov- ernment to another government in tr.e management of its financial affairs. In NEW YORK 17 ends for the foreseeable future the era of intensive American pre- occupation vrith lunar explora- tion. Tms cowitry ha5 no firm pLans for sending either man- or unmanned rockc-ts Eo '.he moon. NASA's lunar planning after ApoUo 17 focuses primar- ily on further study of trie rocks Apollo crews have back, as well as foliovr- ing the reports back by iastnimenLs placed on the moon by astronauU, lo most opinion this does ml necessarily mean the oi lunar ezpl'.Ta- tion. Tr.ere 15 mucb reason suspect that sooner than rr.or. Araericans reaiize there v.lli Soviet cosmonauis striding arid riding on the rnoorAs sur- face. Before the end of this lieve, the Soriet L'nicn v.ill dori.nate lurar even more completely than the United has tbew years. In iine their UA-JS: re'i- cence on future space a-jti-rl- ties, Soviet officials have said liuie about their plans for p'.oration of the moon. E'jt eariy this year ccsrr.oniut Alek- sei S. Yeliseyev told an Ameri- can visitor in MOSCOT thit by "We v-ill probably ser.d our pefjrj'ie to the Ar.d last September, U.S. intelli- gence officials reported that the Soviet Uriion had a capahle of a rnarir.ed expedition to the If officials are correct a Soviet pwr- erful than Satuni 5 ezii'j', ihen Es-ice of the rnoor co'jM take place as early as r.ext year. Apollo has 'be US. SMch dominarjce ration t'ros c'ecace tha: Americans rxjt this co'jiitry ir-itis'-ed the era o: srj'iy with the aid of rockers. flay liar' been placed on the lunar surface. Kirally I.ur-ik III, launched on 4. IK'J. U-carne the fin-t r'jcfcet to circle tte moon. If, photographs of tbe far side of the mankind its of that hidden re- gion recently, including earl- ier this year, there has been outstanding Soviet scientific V.O.'K on '.he rr.occj. Luna arrf L'una 20 both successfully land- ed on the scooped up some lunar material, and re- their to earth, sli v.v.ho'jt the help of accom- panyi.rig men. Not too long ago, also, the Soviet 1'jnok had pon- travelled across the Itinar terrsir, for months as it e-'abli'ihed its claim to being tr.e first robot explorer of the rnoon. T-.-.re-'-ive as are the feats ol Swift ur.rni'.ned lunar rock- t .e A'.', v -.di'..ors have .-hov.n men ori the moon ctn "do far more than ir.H-ijn-.eny, can, and they can do it more aijirVly. THUS for '.-oth political ressorj; the Sovl'.-t Union great incentive to have its cos- on tbe moon, p'i-.t tr.e rid flag there, and tele vision E'-.V.S >'sc> It r.'.t if the Rus- sians trlfi to upstage the Apoi- to program v.t.ose landing sites have been confined W tbe "visible side of moon by jer.dir.g to the far r.'S C'ren to a landing tr.e Soviet Un- is r.o more capable of fully --.e moor: ar.d achiev- 1-5 CKitro! of the than the U.S. future irnportarst con- triv-ior.s are made by cosmo- t'r.e it will 'rf- oi all na- ti-.r.- to ecvip and staff the rr.anr.id e5 r.r. ".wn v.'r.ich be if the scientific, If there v.a" y inflation at tr, me, it was not by the governments in Ottav.a and Victoria for, pre- sumably, by t'r.e U.S. govem- mentj. Confidence in tht abiiity of to manage the economy muc'n stronger than it is today. N'o par.y Li Parliament foresaw the inflation of the '60s and early '70s. Certainly the NDP have beea unimpressed by v.'amirigs; it had no fear of deficit.5 and other parties excessive [y cautious in the demands they proposed to on the economy. Infiati on- fighting was not, ttA is not, aa i.'DP specialty, Barrett now feeh that the Uriited States make more mor.ey available to Brit- ish Columbia. On what will he oa.se OIJT True official views of the gOT- errirnent rf Canada, 33 they v.ere ezpreased in 1904, will not be telpfuL Mr. Martin listed the advantages of the treaty, which he described as "trernerido'js." In concijjrling his case, be said: "1 think it has been ted beyorxl reasonable doubt thst the treaty und protocol an arrangement that to the enorzno'ju advantage of this country for years to' corn e. They represent the efforts of years of careful con.-.ideratinn and ered policy of govemmenU of Canada, a.s v.ell as the ar.d vris'n of tha of the resource itself, Gov. errrnent of the of Brit- ish Columbia." it cannot be said that the American ikinnera took l-iy stealth or unprepared. Pariiarrierit accepted Mr. Mar- tin's motion; orjiy one O.n- r-.ervative, Late Mr. Tirn of voted the treaty. The Americam cash. It is that in- flation, since has cost solely in to the Columbia treaty. oour.trieo have Back in 1K9 wten D. ewr.or'.lc ar.d o-.her ;r was presides: of are to r.-e f'jliy the US., the Soviet Union For the future the launched tL'ee rr.oor: lo It be u--ier the UrJtw! Na- Lunik I. launched on Jacu- will -orr.'kiiv EO to the moon UP partners irlUted, tr.e Ies5 caiise vm hahitations vre had IOT concern tnat m- Lljriik rf, there srji forth the first launched or, September 12.. 1WJ, generation of h'rnsn was the first marimade object ed. and raised on to land or, the sv.ter piirv-t trrat ha.i DO'ff niucQ ot the fact ths; its come m'.o man's contain. case, rfc3i.star.ee to teraptstion to re6ch rr rA5r tte may have relatively easy; mrxM the more our cisior trading here would price us out of 7.orM "have regard to" da use Etieh the ore failed to pro- vide any protection when in- serted it earlier into the wheat agres- nierit.. Xtr.Barrett may have some cause to hope that the Ameri- cans will be helpful it their OV.T, seJf-interest. If nst. it is difficult at this late date to discern the basis of a representation to be entrusted hopefully to the Cana- athletic prirr.e miriijter of dian ambassador in Washing- the Irish Republic, has con- ton. It does appear from tha c-nucs called premier's figiires ttet ara him too weak srxi easy-goir.g by inflitOTi by now giving the of this is not much of an vibrant dUpUy of jxilitlca! lead- argjrr.erit. Jl. President ership it has seen in years. Nixrjn Ls attArr-oting to do In succession in that Geld errimfcnt baft cracked dov.T; on positiwi, barring unutte- of the IRA. the. Table calamity, is No, No, Marxist officials ar.d the Pro- Never, visior-iaL-? who are shedding most of the blood in Ulster; arrested Sean MacStiofain, Pro- visiorjaLs chief of EtaJf; fired governing board of the radio television; M people who Lyr.ch's actiw-s; rarn- mwi through a law him to lock up susperi- fcd of activities; BJV] a referer-rfurrj tcr- Lynch's dynanism By C, Sulzberger, New York Times to mm tola tor PARIS Jack Lynch, the became ever, rr.ore striking v. her; the Repohkc -i'as admit- i'.y. T'X; Catholic ci-rjrch havi a favored Divorce hLth corJro! are still legally harj'-e'i. ChiVileaa of are prevented chiidrc-r.. can scribe the pill for fsctu're ar.d irnport are out- Letter I arn writing in reply Mrs. m which she exprtssfed her mth recent rfevie-ff o( UAlv- Symphony Orcr.estra, I shfi Mr. the a d i ce hy 5'j fitting t hat s hould ha ve a p- rninating the ".special position" Lynch's oppocition by Lister's majority to any of union Trith the Eo'Jth. E'jt reform STJ! err: process LyrxA has the rtm, a lot of o-jt of triijs North- err: opirJwi. At tbe wme time of selves c c'rurch. Tnis U the most e'pxrtrifyir.g of dynamism anyone in the sir.ce it half 3 it of t're rnild, from very choice appeared to be marked by in? them- urban rf are te not only tha' tr.e o? ners attioa to tr.d is vi'aiiy U- ail charge in r n 'xx J vj h r r; 1 y per c r-ri c-d hy b- fa- h.s rrrform rn r 1 1', A i 3 faced by the very high and must boring, BritisrMTm be a Jy T ding- serev; but In the didn't ir, sr.y 1 give the of sufficier.t him '-July KJ. yfi'H tr. said te efforts sc'tle thf- partition by force, "Even if we were strong enough to rJo this, we wouldn't want UIs- ter Proter-rtanti throv.Ti in v-i'h if they hadri'f. gi'.erj tr.c-ir The lethbridge Herald LTD., I-roprietor; and PublHhert :hed i'rt ffon. W. A. BfJCHA.'iA.V _ ei-irrv KERAID SERVES THE SOUTH" orchestra I wo'jM say continue U> keep dar'I'. as there are many in v.Jyj want gvxi m'i'.sc arid who v.ill cwitmue to you, t.es yrw v.iil Tr.e review I 5m as rath'rr the orchestra ar.'J aV He al.-rj said favored 3 there couM no of chai- trol aryf k-ge acr.ie'.err.c-rit, in smugly Divorce for reading a ''ri'.e" reviev. the it 'mainly the small r.ext day. condescend- rninorityj tho'iph tr.e H'A to tr.e stat'j'-; of iilepal. H hard the obtain evidence V> i'-: The orchestra ir-. members. nit'n ail the tirr.e. s.-: tr.e and audacity, he has and the day surely on all frontn to v.iil be en'ire'y meriw! arid ti'xn-.'' JILL R. TYSON' long regarded arjorna- loua In a mcdern world UJs A 1 t h o u h Cuba, a d I by a ted r.d srr.-.i to the JRA and a i t r, r. f orn Cyprus arti.-a.v. Arab N i i tf.rwj. n i n the cerViir.ly iess than irv- by tr.-; vvjler.oc of its ir. tr.e Nortb. Lyr.ch ha." dor.e i.v.psct on unity ,r tornr. but it will ave e ha-. KejvjMIr; along f: rf.ad to in -c'f a thin? o u t "n arjJ irt- a "Kur'vpearv' g.c, JQ f- s r.d i c f Market ;