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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID _ Tuesday, December 26, 1972 confirmed a dream through eight of the truly critical years of this century Harry S. Tru- man was president or ti'ie L'r.ited States, perhaps ;ht- p-'jv.enul na- tion on earth. He held the onice with such distinction that soon after his re- tirement in 1953 he was being widely hailed as one of the great pre.-.dcnu of his country and among the giants of the 20th century. Few would nave predicted that this would be- so. He '.va; almost totally unprepared for such a highly influen- tial position. His occupancy of the of- fice of vice president was due strict- ly to the non-entity image he had ac- quired. President Franklin D. Roose- velt did not make his vice president privy to any of the background relat- ing to the momentous issue of the day. When death came to Roosevelt, Truman was ushered "cold" into the grave responsibility of the presidency. With remarkable' decisiveness. Tru- rr.an ccped Lth the ending of the Sec- or.d V.'ar and the readjustments Uc. the decisions fc.v such as the llarshali Plan and foreign to commit U.S. forces to South Korea's defence under United Nations aus- pices; to halt the erosion of civilian authority by removing General Doug- las MaeArthur from his command when he became a threat. So controversial were some of these decisions that they continue to be de- bated today. Was the dropping of the atomic bombs justified? Was the Cold War really necessary? Was interven- tion in Korea imperative? The ver- dict of history cannot yet be cast on these questions but undeniably Tru- man's decisions were fateful and it tomk courage to make them. Great asls the mark Tniman made on history, his impact on ordinary' human beings should not be overlook- ed. Tne way in which he confounded almost all expectations is a continu- ing delight and inspiration. To come out of political limbo and know-noth- ingness to grapple competently with the big issues and then to virtually win an election sirgle-handedly are the sort of things to win admiration and give courage. He affirmed an American dream in wiiich the com- mon man grasps high destiny. Ta be r s resolutio 11 With New Year resolutions in the offing it is heartening to know the Taber council has determined that 1973 is the year for winning its sew- age stench Taber's sewage disposal system is heralded as un.que on the prairies and is possibly the only one ot its kind in all oi Canada. Patterned af- ter European sewage treatment meth- ods, the system, which went into full operation in July of last year is judged superior to building sewage treatment plants in that it put; nut- rients back into the soil. Sewage is collected from the town into two small settling ponds where heavy solids settle. The liquid is then pumped into the 300 million gallon shallow lagoon to Tne 315.000 cost of the system, estimated at about one third the price of a conventional sewage treatment plant, will be met by the sale of hay and alfalfa grown on the 320 acre field owned by the town. Thus field is sprayed by a sprinkler network from the lagoon. But this method is unique on two counts economy and stench. During tie winter when the lagoon freezes is lovely but when the ice thaws the stench sends neigh- boring farmers scurrying indoors to avoid the smell, which they claim continues to linger until the cold wea- ther returns. Complainants claim the smell burns their throats and noses and makes their eyes water. But councillor Mike Powell, in charge of the sewage lagoon and chairman of the farm lands commit- tee, is dedicated to finding a solu- tion to the offensive smell in 1973. Town council brought in engineers late last summer to try to find a solu- tion but it was too late in the season to make the required tests. Now council has asked for prices of both a local and provincial survey. Estima- ted cost is 82.900 but whatever the cost, council is determined to make the system odor free. Outlying residents, particularly along the coulee, where the strong odor'seems to hang for days on end, are hoping 1973 will usher in the dis- covery of a miraculous deodorizer capable of sweetening the air. Lc-t'n- bridge residents will be waiting anxi- ously to hear the important announce- ment and will no doubt lose no time in insisting that the same deodorizer he introduced in the east end of their fair city. j i Dr. Mangel Suarez of Spells f-'smHinn, claims that the hrains of of pre- crjldfon t.hfc v.orld sre being riamaged by v.aVjhinsj T.'. The re- sults tesls conrfut'ed in the department rf a Seville ths'. a young child's sr.d rjrsirj cells can darr.aswi by ex- to tele-.-lsion. lily the docror hai never beard of Street. In ore of his iriiviative-. PrfjM- dent Van Tr.ie'j a lirrjitjed '.or-.h s.nd .South Vietnam, to Ltcernrx-r ail pri'.or.er" of heV' by Vifj'rarn for 'h': prUor.ers he'J by the North. shout any Vieusrr.etft p.-iior.er-. :hat held captive ir. Rarely ia anythino -iid or heard South of Tr.ere may r.ot te cisr.y. thU conflict, the alrn'At ezpilicit tai- ualty figures have an of takin? by Weatern staridsr'X. Tr.i.s may be o; It is chilling to think k hfl. It on gpjilov.F. a :r. li-e U5ht of reoer.t ir, 'r.e far ea-.'. It sr.rras Nizor.'-. in the captior. Ln. Ixxik here, Tfjr-'i, In 'he ssrr.e '.'r'.ri, Is anyone sure of Liberal policy? By Petd: Desbarals, Toronto Star Ottawa commentator More than eight weeks after the election, little more than a week before the throne speech will outiir.e the govern- ment's program to a ne.v Par- liametitr Canadians are almost as uninformed and uncertain about the direction o: The no-.1.- Liberal government nbe prime minister as they ivere on the day after the For most people, Trudeau has been ail but invisible in hJ.s un- familiar role as leader of a nori ty go ve rnment He has made only one major since the election, in Resina on December I. Tt dealt primarily with retrional discontent ia western Canada and its impact was even further reduced, in other parts of the country, by the fact that it was delivered on the eve of the prime minister's departure for meetings in Eng- land with the Queen and Brit- ain's Prime Minister Heath. Two subdued press cimfer- enccs in Canada, and another in London, have provided- Cana- dians v.ith a novel but indistinct image of the post-election Trudeau. Local press reaction to the performance in London heightened the Canadian aware- ness of the changes that have occurred in Tmdeau during the past four years as well as the few months. Canadians now are beginning to wonder whether the trouble is temporary or whether the blurred image of the prime minister and his government is becoming a durable character- istic. The inability of the govern- ment up to nov.T to project a sense of new direction is a measure of the adjus'.mt-rH that its members have had to make since the election result caught them unprepared for a minority situation. In a conversation last week, Opposition Leader EtanfieM was still able to find ample to justify his main assessment of at this time; ''I think he's simply absorb- ing the shock so far." StanJteld went on to say that ".surely the election results were a shattering experience for the prime minister and those around don't think it ever crossed their minds that this sort of thing could happen to them." "It's a traumatic ex- perience for he said "and what effect it will have eventually, I don't know." Stanftekl's uncertainty is s hared by m any peopl e who have had close contacts with the- prime minister and mem- bers of. his cabinet since the election. depleting President a.-, a ventrilo- quiet's durrirny stated oa IJT. kr.fx-. or.e rrJi'hl :s the Charlie McCarthy nw? If ar.yoM dwbts that. U.S. foot- Li big bu.siner-io, all that that im- ures for the should them, Tni.% year, University the average per game, viih noting out. Ohio State, that pro team in that averted crimiria! in v.-ith a scare he v> have caused a ;et p'ar.e. Forr.e it-elf, thought re shouiri he fir.erj him ar.d ordererl him transferred from Keio-Ar.a, B C., to where? To We've heard of a remarkable of for people corning settle in I f, ar-, to i rr, e h'j y mh in iiut nov, thai; Carja- hriS have; morf: pro-ride-, rr.ost of I.-A Urr.'r. in Orjftria prft'Xrnt. It's v.ith kxja] prvluct, but '.r.ft fjiwhty 'j-sn't and it hA.s a long before it Thftrks to the Pam couHur- i'.T-, rr.ay have ft ready f.upply of i-'-r.f. or, i.r.r; Vr, f: is r 'A TV writer! Which shows are YOU to blame for Proposed cure is worse than disease By Tom Wicker, New York Times commentator NEW YORK If there elitist gossip in the guise of intellectually painful lo do .-.o any doubt that Nixon luriicrou.-, v.TAiM take his victory Translated from the baloney, the do as a for a major assault this means that wten station iliM go-sip1' of on the first amendment, it has apply for rere-A'al of their fed- and he Is today.1' is reported to have said. "The best thing we can do now is to let him be himself and the! r Eta tion af f iii a tes be indeed if trxy did not to Eorrift extent re- trest, retrench and take heed of their peril. And al! Nix- Trudeau hirnself made. on v.oijid to accomplish, "A. minister gives v-rote in "Oui'e sirnrily. he works 'n Vl've thf; fh'st ,o liut the is ;f fl'JOridr; from that it has do a in the o U) ssv for I'v: it in this r.norfr Not a onto yoijr gunp, or ore :-orr, Ar'l rv.fi it v> that yvj 'f'rL't f.af.r: the to Jt is true, of course, and it Is impiiut La Johnswi's estimate of iherri, that the network have imrneTL-ie power; iirce likely be abated, the v.orks have been occsoiorial sin- altho-jgh many of us rntiy thir.k their have been more of than f.omrnissJoR. Hut no local tion cover the in Viet- r. '4 so.. o r the presi ti al felec- or the flight, or not.-; in a dozen cities at once, or any of the myriad national It Whi'ehead who i n t r u m r t to i'-oir1' He at (hat time thftt. may well from hi" fel- on subjects, hf; csn to t'.orn. ;ri (he-final arolycl; H j-s r-r; revail, not his evirjence, of e i.s rone, that ihfl And the Am- v.-iti Ui the .nfc-rf.ent of the Iv.al nin net.'.ork nev.s be rn'-, d e o nervous bo rontrovtrsiai, sVjp to pro- with coijrit'ir-pro- jt for what j! r ;t sr.d tr-r; would tr; t.h-i of ic-rri if.r ;r-, rorr.e, pure from Niok Jor.n-.on, I'm FOR the rifhts of tba of VTV- ar'J f f.hiok it Lrr.'t them rx-at; von d' with ifi and -vho MounUin View .rohriv.n'ciilM the v.fr.- A.-: v.r.'it on continues, The Lethbridge Herald 7th St. S., HERAM> CO. LTD., PuW Published by Hon. W. A, lii.'CflANAN' CL60 P THOVAi H. i, CON PILLING S KAY A ROY c ViLSi DOIjGLAi ESi 'THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;