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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Dctembcr 1971 Hutchison 11 n realistic nationa I ism Polls dii rdliTl tinIlJiiiiiin if the man in Hie street 100 pel cent accuracy but lluy arc a useful uidc in relalm In policymakers ilic pulse of public Recently a lallop Poll conciniinji Canadas position in regards to the rnited States economic policies showed that fill per cent of thosein terviewed believe that the only meth od of surviving bad effects on our export trade is lo develop business with other They indicated they would even prefer a threat of a serious depression in order lo remain an independent to any union with the Only 19 per cent thought should enter some form of econo mic acceptm the possibility that our top manufacturers might have to move across the Its a thins for both jjovern nient and industry In be aware of the sentiments of the public concerning our national but the rough Incts of economic life remain un changed and the government must deal Canada has never been able to generate enough capital to build plants to provide sufficient and continues to depend on capital for But the Nixon administrations proposed bill lo set lip the Domestic International Sales Corporation might press Cana dian officials to seek more financial investment from countries farther Under the DISC bill there would be corporate tax incentives for companies with subsidiaries both abroad and in Canada to pull back lo the and produce for world markets at their domestic This would be a rough blow for Can as in some particularly a large proportion of the manufacturing plants are subsi diary If these return to the as could Ontarios position as a have province would be seriously Canadas dependency on in vestment is by no means For years it lias been a boon to our while now appears to be a blow to our But we cant have it both Canada needs foreign investment to continue its and whether it comes from the or elsewhere is Canada outgrew both French and British it doubtless can sur vive American investment without either damaging our pride or our in dependence When the cats away The old saw about what the mice do when the cat isnt is ringing in the ears of Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia these W li i 1 e President Tilo was travelling around world capitals students in Zagreb were demonstrating as the police passively looked The dem onstration appeared lo have the ap proval of Ihe local Communist author Croatia has always been a thorn in Titos in spite of the act that he is a Croatian Nowadays the Croats are showing their discon tent because they feel they contri bute a large share of the Yugoslav economic but receive only a morsel in return from the federal government in The first uprising which turned into an anti Communist has been followed by more of the same since Tito returned to The redoubtable aging president has been making preparations for several years now to provide for a collective leadership when he is no longer on the scene to run the But the very fact that uprisings of this nature are taking place while Marshal Tito is still very in u c h are an ominous indication of things to come when he isnt Fragmentation of a nation which he has done so much lo is the Marshals could be come a reality in the near A resident correspondent of Uie London Lajos says blunt ly that the Yugoslav Communist party is disintegrating and that Tito himself is losing The only people who would cheer at this pros are the who might very well pick up the Lord Goodmaiis defence By Jane HiiLkvalc npHE London Observer has published a lengthy letter by Lord the man bid Ihe ground work for the proposed British indepemlcncu agreement with Lord Goodmans defence of the agreement which has been labelled a sell cut by mam is a powerful one fitst because he is able to circumvent the more difficult 0nd less understood rhusos and bring their down to terms which the public can more readily and be cause he admits unequivocally that the Hhodesian African was out long not simply since Hie terms of He castigates the British colonial ad ministrations in no uncertain terms saying that notwithstanding our reserved pow ers we accepted discriminatory legisla tion against the black man proffered con stitutions that entrenched discrimination at least to its then point of and ultimately remained infirm and supine at the seizure of power by a handful of desper ate men determined to assert the black man wuki never be fit to The des perate nf arc Smiths government who now command a mili tary foivc rf some plus a police mainly Lord Good man believes are ulmlly loyal o Ihe re says Lord Goodman there is no hope of outside assistance in a pos sible African Ih also says iha tintribal chiefs are loyal to the present and that they and their will prefer to along wilb rather than to risk scale pro est hicii would cause blood chaos and upheaval bound to set the vhole country of Ifn feels imardi ivhjrh born and thai Ihe uill even tually Iw ruled by the How long will that Irxxtman doesnt know As fur Goodman docs mil claim to he Smiths of good he says if Smith or his successors betray the agreement the consequences will lie on their heads and on the heads of their many innocent fellow The African I feel he regard such a betrayal as the grossest provocation he has yet re The Europeans then recognize that their survival in Rhodesia can be only as lung as they can maintain themselves by terrified vigilance and dwindling No those of hopelessly en trenched believes that the proposed Rhodesian settlement is a conscious and deliberate betrayal of the African t is on reading Lord Good mans yet defence to believe that he is But when he says that African mass opin ion is to be gauged by mass meetings held in the tribal areas at a system public meetings controlled by chiefs who are loy al to the regime can we believethat this is a true and honest method of arriving ai the conclusion He admits that almost uilhcut Africans are qualified to form a considered individual Then what is the matter with a secret ref erendum uhich would allow them to do just that And why arc ihc African na tionalist leaders still kept behind The answer is Sanctions were beginning lo bite very bard immediately prior to Sir Alecs agree ment to Iho proposed A few years more and they could have been much more effective in uhich case Smith would be forced to actopt more realistic At is what some people There is room for l is crrUiiu that Ihe Security Council ill not abandon snin linns until a fairer by whirli In opinion of blark uid is ar rived In spile of Lord Goodmans con viction that ihc Khodesim is not a but Ihe host deal that could arrived at under its still not good dark lly DOUR Wiilkrr before Minnie a ncu has in truded upon my exigence having lo dross the is necessary because of my snlicitousncss for sleeping beauty my wife who doesnt rouse herself until some undisclosed lime after Ihe house is eniplied of the rest of one morn aiicr I bad off and through neusimim and back 1 hiidf mo my puiinn was on This necossitaed n rroot to the moiis roonv wlvTO in the privacy of a cubicle1 reversed the Such a catastrophe would not have oc curred if my fashionconscious family abandon mo to the wearing of I hose antediluvian shirts buttons down Ihe Dull of though I may be in Ihe I an not likely lo try to bullon up Earthlings up to no good these days A TICK its recent the solar Ihc fly ing saucer from ouler space returned to its home port iiarming As Ihe captain of this expedition reported lo the Grand everything seemed lo he normal on Ihc olher planets but mysterious events were under way on a speck of cosmic as the The said the are obviously up to something They call it an ancient festi val of peace and good Or so they Bui that didnt fool us for a moment when most of their energies are devoted lo military prepara which they can well af Theyre so in that two of their most affluent slates on a continent called Asia are celebrating Christmas with a major war to demon strate their superiorly over the corrupt and decadent stales of the This doesnt make much Hie president of Hip council Not to us per said the but unfortunately our civilization and thought processes lag far behind those of the some subtle logic is at beyond our We could guess that much from the carthlings secret Everywhere we went they were muttering over and over again two sinister words that sounded like Merry But since we could find no one who was in Hie least except a few Eskimos in their houses of we realized at once that the password had as other meaning which we couldnt thats indeed Hie president and something else puzzled the captain ad All the earthlings told us that Christmas had once been a season of simple pleas even a mystical with certain rather charm ing They actually used lo enjoy but all that has they has become a vast commercial a competition in the exchange of ever more ex pensive a pagan status enjoyed only by small This is clearly a subterfuge to fool No sane living creature could be as prod i g a discontented and desperate as the earthlings pretend to be in their weird feast of the whiter Hie presi dent theyre We thought of the captain but it wont Madness on such a and at such financial is theyre quite perfectly cold ly strictly They all said for their most popular They pre tend that the earths natural wealth is being depicted by ex cessive over population ano If that were tree uliy would they be using more creating more earth and spilling more poison into the air and ocean every day Why would Ihcy worship with such ardent enthusiasm and sincere failh their grim trinity of gods called the the Standard of Living and Economic Growth We couldnt interpret these peculiar sacra ments and the earthlings them selves didnt seem to under stand them very So they tried to hide their con fusion under the myth of an innocent looking with a false white called San ta Everyone denies any belief in his existence but that also is a diabolically clever trick when the financial and economic policies of all their governments are based on the myth and carry the trade mark of Santa The thing is said the Or the captain went how could anyone accept their pretence that the richest and most divided of their na Its ya when yo slop on 16 In a few more years we could he mayors of citiesl 1971 Do you think weve fccen standing around out here enough so that people will think were tor real around the lodge this evening lions oddly named the Uni ted Sfaei is nearly bank rupt when its income rises sta tistically year after year ajid at Christmas there arc three turkeys in every pot and a hangover in every household Even more extraordinary is the situation next door in a na tion called There the inhabitants have more natural resources and enjoy a more fortunate life than any people on the Yet they com plain of their grinding their their neigh their dismal future and And in a macabre native joke they bewail their lack of national identity though aU the other earthlings envy their uni que good luck and try to imi tate This collective inferior ity complex is of to cloak some omin ous strategy which the Cana dians share among even the skeptical Am ericans and their toughminded leader are deceived when the Canadian emperor promises that Canada will not invade and take over the United Those Canadians are fiends in We must watch I said the presi But how can we pro tect ourselves The earthlings must have solved all the prob lems of their own planet or they wouldnt be shooting weapons and men into probing closer to our territory all the They wouldnt be spending such enormous sums of money if poverty or any other serious trouble existed on the They wouldnt be saying Merry Christmas unless they had something to be merry Its quite the pres that they in tend to conquer And when I hear that two members of their supposedly gentle female sex are the earths leading war frankly I see no chance of we shall have a brief reprieve said the cap The earthlings will be harmless and broke until they recover from their midwinter Herald Special Service Maurice Western Should not exaggerate TrudeauNixon relations The prime minis ters rather breath less comments at a Washington news conference and his more restrained report o the House of Commons on the talks with Nixon have been greeted with some derision by critics inside and outside Faced with such questions as those framed by what other responses could pos sibly have been expected from an American president while the fantastically new statement may not be fantastically it is possibly of very considerable significance that Trudeau fcit a compulsion to pose the It for rather different be significant that he came away from the meeting genuinely reassured by Nixons even though he had nothing to show by way of tangible gains from the as he has fre quently is a most unusual prime lie is it Mcms to by certain logical habits of mind which set him apart from any of his He appears to prefer a sort of clean slate approach to prob one which takes noth ing for Thus we be gan with a public debate on for eign policy leading to an extra ordinary white paper extraor dinary because it was thought necessary to begin with a tab ula rasa on which was after wards written such basic ques tions why have a foreign policy in the arc nur national Jiimv Should oMTiiil activities In directly related In naliond pol icies pursued within Canada While this curiously acade mic exercise was in XATO was in crisis and Kur following the Soy id occu pation of desperately ait emoting lo read tin1 mean ing of the It seems true in ap proaching a Tru denu feels bound to lake into consideration every conceiv able includum some which would penn prepnMerous to many This is inlel lertunl honesty of a high The consequences how he even da for Ihe prime minis ter also has a habit of thinking out loud of propounding tions wilh no clear indi cation of how much importance ho attached to them and some as a labor leader lately of playing a devils advocate role in various dis The point is that Tru deau and Sharp have for some time been hinting at a possible and very gloomy inter pretation of American This is t the adminis tration might be deliberately attempting to impose a per manent trade deficit on this country to further an aim of buying up resources and enter prise and turning Canada into an economic It has been difficult from the prime minis ters various statements lo judge how seriously he took this Marxist type Evidently Trudeau was very serious the suspicion in his mind deep It may have been there for a long It for help to explain his controver sial statements in the Soviet Union long before the Nixon measures about the over powering presence and the Doc Welby lly Don service rpHERES such a thing as loo good an Its reported hat some doc tors are annoyed by the ularity of the nations most familiar family Marcus who first gained fame as a movie actor named Robert ft having watched Dor Wplhys bedside manner en his intense empathy wilh lik his willingness to make house calls oven a lot of people are be ginning lo expecl the same sort nf impractical behavior from their own They didnt get away with that stuff when surly fjtii Casey was In the when the 23rd annual convention of Irc Amer ican Academy of iencral Prac Iicn got under way in Miami one of the first orders of business was to vole on a proposed amendment lo chango the name lo The American Academy nf Family P li y s i And guess whose picture was on the cover of the official hands profes sionally drapped in the pockets if Melhoscopo a round his neck Marcus of consequent danger to our na tional identity from a econom ic and perhaps even military point of The idea of a Washington meeting was not Tnidcaus it was Robert But the nature of the as reported by the prime min perplexed Stanfield and many other This may have been because with such a burden on his was seeking re assurance which another politi cal leader would not have re garded as particularly relevant in the In any the prime min ister met Nixon and was much This is not surprising the popular notion of the president does not accord at all with what one hears of him from diplomats some from coun tries very critical of American foreign Trudeau obtained more than the reas surance be sought he also con vinced himself that he had been wrong in an earlier view that the government nei ther knows nor cares what is happening to Canada as a re sult of its new economic pro From this the vis it may well prove It by breaking through barriers of h a v e a road to more mean ingful negotiations about the important specifics which con cern Kdgar Benson and Jcan Lue There is another and less en couraging interpretalinn which is bring placed on Wash ing on long and more intensively in Ihe cabinet has been de haliiiR a policy on foreign in On the evidence of the Iray ministers are considering a screening agency which would be another instru ment along the DC and he Competitive Praclices Tri bunal for controlling and di recting the flow of funds in accordance wilh Ihe govern ments notions of our national One objeclion lo such a pol icy is that if would he damag ing to our relations the United Ihe source of most foreign capital flowing into Trudeau is now in a position lo dismiss this argument by pointing to recogni tion of Canadas right lo lake or not to lake foreign to decide the matter in rela tion to our own policies and No president has ever denied this right if be did he woutd be inviting attack by critics in the United the assurance from Nixon is doubtless of some value from the standpoint of political con troversy in Tlic trouble is that it does in meet the objec Trudeaus relations with though impor are only one factor in the extremely complex network of relationsliips involving the two Canadas legal right to discriminate in these mat ters involving capital inflows cannot relieve us of tile conse quences of Bus iness interests adversely af fected by the operations of a screening agency with vast dis cretionary powers are not like ly to suffer in They will be heard by the senators and congressmen who make the laws of the United with inadequate re gard for the wishes of the in cumbent Pcpin is busily putting togeUier a package of Cana dian irritations with which to Looking Through The Herald 1911 A building commonly known as the knit ling has been reno vated and turned into a play The play remod eled by a group called The Alt a Music Co will make posible a series of enter tainment features different from what Raymond has had Abolition of the pre sent system of school taxation and conlrol by local truslces and substitulion of a general plan of mijiicipal school boards will be urged on Ihe govern nNMil as the result of a rosolu counter the grievances against Canada being advanced by the United It would have been possible at any time over the 20 years to make up such a package and examina tion would probably have shown that the source of most of them was the not the ad For It is the Con gress which tacks buy Ameri can riders or lo innocent It is the Congress which deals with antidumping laws or pre scribes It was the Congress which wrote Public Law the statute dealing with give aways so unfa vorably remembered by west ern If Canada develops a bad im age in the United it seems unlikely that our inter ests will be sympathetically re garded by legislators el even by the de spite Nixons but certainly recog nition of our legal This is the problem and it cannot be conjured away by presiden tial however use ful they be to our government in Canadian political contro Herald Ottawa Bureau backward ion passed ai the convention of the Alberta rural municipali lii gravelling con tract for the shortest highway route from Calgary to Loth wilh Vulcan at the mid has been It is provided at least per of the labor will bo mil Canadas system of keeping part of soldiers pay for after Ihe war was praised in I ho House of Commons in London Four scholarships will he awarded to city high school students by the Y Teen Club of The Lcthbridge Herald 501 7th Alberta LETHBHIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Puhlishcrt Published by BUCHANAN Second Class Mall RrrtKtratlnn 001 Member of The Canadian Press and ine Cnnnciian Daily Newspspw Publishers Association and Iho Audit Cure an of Circulations CLEO Editor and Publisher THOMAS General JOE BAlLA I lAW HAY Mannqmci Editor AM Editor ROY MWULE K WALKER Advertising Manager Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;