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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THr lETHBRIDGt HESAVn Wrdncsdny, February 2, 1972 IJirmiii'.l seekers have host chance Easterners express alarm on bilingualism situation in Ottawa In fact. In recent months a few ['Jaslemers have expressed what amounts lo alarm about the filiation. Kvemvhere vou go in Odaua y.iu are confronted with t li e French fact. There's no the government's intensive drive to promote bilinpualism here is having solid results. Whether ihe policy is liked hy ilCnglisli speaking Canadians i.s a different mailer completely. To gt't oven a somewhat job as a waitress or casual shop clerk in Ottawa it nclps lo be bilingual. Certainly, in (his city that until only a C'jw years <-igo wji.s almost compli'lely if two people ap-plv for job involving direct contact wilh Hie public Ihe one who can speak fluent well as English will likely get it. IXTKNSIFYING DIMVi: In llie federal public: service Hie drive lo promote bilingunl-ism i.s intensifying a 1 m u s L monlJi by month. Only days agn the chairman of NIC Public-Service Commission of f'ars meeling of govern men drive for a vice, One nf 11 going lo b Carson, is eculive bra gives up ou betting, boose U( HA' IIVIAKAKCNA London Observer Service ccpling bets for races run -it finplisli. French. Irish anrl Tn- diaii mitres. Will) '.ho help 01 COLOMBO After Irving for j State owned Telex, they daily '30 years lu v.vrui llie people i published illegal racing slieuls. auviy from drink gambling, (.lie distrihul-on of vhich the Government of Ceylon has oul.stripped the sale of even the given up the fight. national daily newspapers. The More ami bi'llcr for (bookmakers' organize! ion. Ihe (Xjcplc. and the right lo win a fortune or I heir shirls at their links abroad, became the focal points for rackets in for- j rign exchange and gem smug- the races seems now1 to be the official policv of the Finance gling Minister, Dr. N. M. Pcrcra. So a demand grew among The strongest opposition to j middle class sections for llr. the move conies from Buddhist legalisation of racing and a opinion, and the Buddhist reli-] more honest policy toward gion is prolcwed bv more than 11 i q u o r. Mrs. Banda.-anaike's hilf Ccvlon's 12 million people. I Unilcd Front Government has JAR Mr. or FOR OXYGEN TENT A plas'ic salad dress'ng jar, a hole cul oul and is ur-ed as oxygen Icnl al Norlnwestern Hospilnl in Minneapolis, Minn. Col- has n heorl defecl, is freated. She is Ihe daughter Nurse Olive Baucom got the idea for using rntp, o-rronln-o'd w[ id Thomas McGrath, 51. Paul. inn n rnnvcnlional hcod vyas not available. .More surprising is that the man who has given in to the power of human failings of the capital- istic world, Dr. Perera, is a Trotskyism The temperance movement in Ceylon began al. Ihe turn of llie i cenlm-y and one ol tlic earli- est manifeslalions of the island's now bowed lo that demand by virtually legalising public gam- bling and permitling Ihe open- ing of at least two liquor shops, licenced lo sell arak in each cf electoral districts. The col- lection of hcls on foreign races, once done finiivcly in hidden passages and secret cnclo.sures, nationalist movement. Hostility i is now done openly. using Lhe colonial government's brightly painted sign monopoly in the production and aDnoiinCmg belling centres. of coconut arak was a told a closed executives the stepping up its ngnal civil ser- Ihe areas Ihe drive is be centred, said Mr. s llie high salary ex- bracket of the service. The, government wants to see fully per cent of iis execu- tive slaff completely bilingual bv For 'bilingual' many English sneaking Canadians think you should put French- Canadians who can speak ade- quate rather than Eng- lish origin Canadians who can speak French. Treasury boar d chairman Charles Drury has admitted in public that the bilingual poliev i.s going lo make it more diffi- cult for lo get in'o Lhe federal pub'ie service, rs- pceinlly m Ihe nalional eapliiii re-pion. And MPs. such as Doug- las Alkcnbracf; have suggested in Par- liament what amounts to a veipn or Ivnor Anglo- phones now exists in Ihe. public service (iepnrtmenls in Ottawa- Mr. Alkenbrack says he has received letters from Enelisb- Canadians raying they have been completely over in consideration for pvomolion in favor ol Frcncli CanacNans. The Public Service Commis- sion chairman says Mr. Alken- brack and people who make .similar charges arc talking non- sense, lie says this form of at- lat'k against Hie bilingual policy Es on fear and prejudice. In fact, says Mr. Carson. French Canadians have been the ones who have been dis- criminated against in the past. It i.s they who have not had an "even break" In their own country's public service. What's more, claims IMr. Carson, the "ovcnvhelming and traditional Anglophone influ cncc in the public seriice pen- crates enough pressure to ac- tually work against equal op- portunity for French speaking Canadians competing for jobs in the public sei-vice." The government wants lo sec comments In healed debate with J. n. Snmncr, a longtime air force officer, who lias charged that English unilingual students at the Royal Military College In Kingston arc being discriminat- ed against. 'llie defence minister claims thai the vast majorily of Cana- dians support Ihe government's bilingual policy. But, he points oul, there are always small mi- pose anything simply for the sake of opposing it. increase by Chrysler j j thai type of discrimination cnil. norilics of people who will op- Howevr, Mr. Alkcnbrnck and' his supporters believes that ono type of di.icriminalion is simp- ly being substituted for another. Many English sneaking Ca- nadians feel 11 is easier French Canadians to pass bi- lingual examination. After Jill, mo.sl French Canadians do speak English Lo cnme deerpe. Few English speaking dians speak French. j government hns Irird to solve hy establishing lan- guage laboratories for civil servants. One English speak- ing Caradian, recently trans- ferred from Edmonton here, u-as lolt) lo report for several weeks high intensity French training. His jovial comment was: learn the language, so can I! DF.TTiOlT (AD Chrys'ei' Corp. announced liere a increase in the suggested re- tail price of its imported Ply- mouth Crieket four-door sedan. The new price, up 3.3 per cent lo 52.017 from is applicable to vehicles imported into the United States subse- 'Well. if llie French ean I lo devaluation ol the and the cancellation of Bui he was a little more sober Ulc supplomcnlal duty charge on Ins relurn. commenting sole- I ls manufacturing costs is a veiT difficult and tiring i currency revaluation in j Uie country of origin, the com- I The bilingual battle i.s also car is imported Ivcry much in evidence in England. armed forces. In days Defence Minister Donald Mac- donald has said thai Frcnch- I Canadian members of (he THIRTY DIE TAfPKt (Rental TWrty i armed forces arc occasion- persons have been killed in ally discriminated against tic spile flic government's bilingual policies. collision between a light truck, an ox csri and a tourist bus in i Taiwan, said reports Mr. Maed o n a 1 d made the I reaching here today. Prisoners await decision by court on death penalty B.I. T.omlnn arn women. Rejection of ihe Supreme Court appeal would i clenr Ihe vay to deal with this SAV The ifornian Slipron'.ij by a obit' jnMU'C1 ni'uly appointed by Governor Komikl Reagan has unoxpedcdly la- (ional choiicnpc. is slender, in-i dial- I grim backlog. II. could also set a precedenl lor a rash of rxecu- lions elsewhere. The architect of the constitu-1 ken up a cons In uiional lenge lo Lhe dealh penally. Its decision rouk! affecl ihc fale of nearly TOi) men ;uid in Ihe ccmdrmneii colls Anior- ic-n. I he hi.-' dem- ocracy In relain cnpiial punish- ment for a v.ide r.inse, of of- fences. The U.S. Supremo Court tense law professor. Mr. An- thony Amsterdam, whose argu- ment Ixjforc the court .is based of organising protests ngainst the British rulers. Most nationalist leaders of the dav, and many of those who came lo power alter independence in cut their political teeth in the temperance movement the only dissenters being the 1 Marxists. PROFITS r.oni) in the South to analyse rb? rec-1 Ihe jxnverful influence ords of 2.501) rape casci. ''It Of the Buddhist clergy all the non Marxist political parties wrote prohibition into I h e i r manifestos, but then they found all other cases it was uncom-; were unable to carry out mon." promises. The profits Ihe A frequent visitor to San i yuale earns from excise duties the prisoner was black and the [he death pen- woman while, altv was usual.' lie (old me. "In on evolving standards of de- cency which, hn claims, have j already outlawed ally. One reason for IJie long sur- vival of this barbaric punish- ment, he said, was that it is Quentin's death row. lie finds I that tension there is rising. The men are kept in Uie lop tiers of the great sandstone fortress built on a peninsula jutting out death pen- j into San Francisco Bay. Some have awailed execution for It years, living from appeal lo has delayed consideration of the' used now only against Ihe poor. Ihe black and the physically for more lluui r.'V-ir years during which a (ic facto mora- torium has prevailed has been stales won repulsive. ''Public opinion would be shocked if it were and it !he so; evenly applied, iling b' The way in the deeply divi Court. Now tlic ordrr M.IS re- versed. N once more aboni lo iixhcritc lli2 di- recLion in. the naiion Ls hearling. The .siipreint1 courl forced I'd Federal on miserable, friendless minor- ities is an affront to justice." In a country where whites outnumber blacks 10 to one, only 1.751 of nearly 4.000 peo- ple executed since were white. The same imbalance is here is cvpcclod In a de- continued in the death sentences cision well before Washinpon pronounced each year, which on the crucial issup nf the deal-'ri penalty n con- stitutional restraini on "cruel and unusual" nwl set a preccdenl for tlio Federal ruling. v. (he decision go? The new Ciiiei JusUcc. Judge Donrld Wright, was ap- pointed by Governor Reagan alter expressing his belief in capital puni.shment. at least for the murder of policemen, pris- on ant! in c'.her 'atro- cious cases." Three nf hi1; six colleagues on the bench voted two years ago to the present SEE niALI.EXGE State officials PCC the. chal- lenge lo death sentences as an attempt lo (brow Ihe judicial .system into confusion. Attorney- general Evclle Younger say.-s it bo gratifying, "if (he right of 2fi million Californians to import; a death penally upheld." when; appropriate District iMlnrn be d 'o end Ihe moratorium. wr- could proceed in an nulrrly Mum with 111" nf ticc." His office is nMfly lo M-i'k the setting nf rxrcmidn tiatas when a court decision which may come al any an- nounced. Senlimonl ir been inflnnio'l notono-.K mur'lf: ward Kennedy I Sirh.in his biolh'T INi'n have risen from an average of 20 lo over a hundred in the last four years. Staff Attorney Horrid Genrgc objected that the death penalty was "rooted in our moral and heritage. Jt bp an even Ix'tler delerrcnt when it is regularly carried out." Mr. Amsterdam replied. "Boiling in oil might bo an even lieller deterrent. That wouldn't make it CGnstilution- al." LEFT TO STATE To ihe suggestion lhat revi- sion should he left to the stale legislature. Mr. Amster d n m said lhat since (he penalty was used on minority groups Ihe normal pressures to end an "in- decent" punishment: were not felL The professor has played an unflagging part in the aboli- tionist campaign. He led a team of 30 students through 11 states appeal while neighbours went to their deaths. "They're treated like lepers by the other says Mr. Amsterdam, "barred Irom workshops and exercise yards, denied sun and air. When they walk to hospital between guards the i n m a t e s yell: 'Look out. look out dead man coming.' j The gas chamber is a steel shell like a space capsule, con- were too great to be given up. All the prohibitionists achieved in a campaign which has lasted more than 50 years was Uie passage of legislation for Local Option Polls lo declare an area "dry." In a "dry" area no li- rcoces were Issued for the sale of arak or toddy at taverns, but there was no restriction on the sale of liquor at bars, ho- tels and sports clubs. But that Lhe only outcome was bootlegging expanded speedily in the "dry" areas, while a large number of so- called clubs were opened, sole- taining two chairs. It was last used on E bbc1: migrant farm worker. Aaron Mitchell, ,17. who was carried there, screaming and kicking, on 12 April, 1967. The cyanide lablels can take lo minutes lo kill. The report on another man to dip in this way, 3 black named Luis Jon Mongp. i.s typical. "Even after supposed iincon seiousncss, the prisoner's body continues to fight for life. He coughs and groans. The lips make pouting motions hke a goldfish in a howl. The head strains back then slowly sinks to the clrest. The arms, although tightly hound to the chair, strain at the straps, and the hands claw tortuously as if Uie prisoner were struggling for air." The c li a m h e r Ls regularly tested by a correctional officer who sits in one of the chairs and smokes a cigarette, then slips outside and starts n pow- erful fan wliich sucks the fumes out. The people's instrument of death is "ready to he activated at need." ly to supply liquor. With the price of coconut arak higher in these places than in the Lav- ems, there was a ready mar- ket for the illicit brews sold to the poorer people. The bootleggers and dealers in illicit liquor naturally be- came the supporters ot prohibition and financed the campaigns for locaJ option polls. With the law providing that these polls should be held on working d a y s, it was pasy for the votes of the won-snfolk receptive to the ser- mons of the Buddhist clergy to declare an area "dry" and thereby give a boost to the ille- gal trade. Van ing very III tie from the experience of other countries that experimented with prohibi- tion, illicit brewing and distill- ing Jed to gang warfare, mur- der and large scale official briber.' and corruption. But successive Governments, officially pledged to introduce total prohibition, continued to get more and more revenue from I heir monopoly of the sale of coconut arak and toddy in Spies mill slick devices could Lclevision set the areas with Uie b ililonun ;i v-avc WASHINGTON (AIM Spii-h 1 nrmr-r] with .snphi.slic.ntrrj li.slon- I inn dRvicos coukl in Ihc nol-lo dislniiL future lap a television i .sf.'l if it'.s liokcfJ to a tu'o-iwiy l-'.rl- ul'-.'i'lcfl for; Ihe viewc Iliey rond li.slen and specialists saitl UK; Jorhnolopy for ronvorhny tcle.vi.sion scls inlo pcrvasivu spies has on I.s tripped dcvclop- monl of Roth pnlilic and privnlr en- 's knowl- I bin-TV aRcncios have virlually ;ind iRnorcd pxpl.-un- j I tho p r o r n m s he Hint nlhrr (IpvrlopiiU'iil.s do Ki'iinr-My ]n his irnnsuclinns mnrr immrdialr jillcn- flrjiiirtiiicnl Morns nnrl hanks, j lion hn "v.mild not v.anl MLI den'.h to ;i caaso for Mn- life." IM Ihr-j Thr- new diinonsinn in including! i Ironii the of Shnri'n Tale and (KM- f has sv.-un" n n b I i c o r.if'iin.-l I' iiifiN y. fsf tin- i.r, nrrj.-r v nee m S Four of ihn eluding three; "JUan.swi f his living-room pnnvorsa- j .Icrrolc X, Oppcnhc'im, slaff counsel of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union, wrote in n recent issue of Llie national or- newslrllor t li n t would i come possible wilh insinuation r.f tuo-uay cnble television, n j enblp TV "rniild ht- ,1 bring Icsled threat to personal privacy.1' nnrl likely is no less nf rd in I) c v i e r s to prcvcnl such J spying are Inchnically possible, threat than Op pcnheim wrote. "Imagine a TV camera in your home controlled by (he FBI." bulk of it bcinR purchased ny illicil. doalors Tor clandestine pale in Inr. "dry" areas. With Ihr elrelJon of the Gov- ernment of Soltunnn Randaran aike in lO.Vi and the rise nf UiifUlhisl extremism, the dc-- mnnd kopt increasing from the Buddhist clergy for a ban on horse racing and all forms of gambling. The Inrr- posecl restrictions on the issue of licences for gambling lishinenls and. claiming fore.ipn exchange difficulties, banned import of horses. I years ulir-n Mr. Tfnn- darnnaike's Mrs Siri- niavo HandaratKiike, came lo J-ho put a total ban on racing and prohibited the pubii- ration of any racing news. lUil these restrictions were nl.so self defeating. They sini- ply Ird to tlir expansion of nn illegal helling system, which re- mains one uf Ihe t ri'an- "indirirics" in an wise slow-pared six-iely. Illegal IjookmakoTs, having ponnoclions flJjrtwd, hcjjan 3C- SIMPSONS-SEARS Get your car in shape While these low prices last. 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