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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE U1HBRIDGE HERALD 'Ihundoy, f-ebruory 0, PITO llnicc Hutchison What then? liii'lint: ni.'H'k Alnuiins iind Hie oil- slnu'liomM l.irlics of Premier Jan Smith luu> made Hie task of. Ihe retiree I'onum.ssidii inquiry dose lo impossible, hut J.onl Pcarce ami his distinguished ailk'aques are doC.sje'l <1 I i1 mi i u alion lo sec it li' Mil' end. Most of the comment from those on the scene indicates [hat the commission will i'Lnd against Ihe proposed settle- ment. WlMl then? Great lirilaiii can hardly go ahead with Hie settlement anyway. Quite apart from Ihe moral principle in- volved it would be a political disaster for the Heath government and lor the of Greal Biilain abroad. There could IJR further pressure by the British government on Mr. Smith to make Ihe terms more acceptable lo all Hie people ol Rhodesia, involv- ing another rotmcl of negotiations in other words a continuance of the wcaryins; round of solution by aHn- lion. -Further sancliuns'. 'I here is no hope that sanctions will ever work befati.se there arc too many nations, including the U.S. willing to break them. (The recent signing nf a U.S.-Rhodesia agreenienl of Irade (in chrome ship- ments has put another nail in Ihe almost-closed coffin ot forcing the is- sue by this route.) Inaction? If the I'oarce commis- sion returns to .Mr. Heath with a neg- ative report, there may be a period of diplomatic limbo until next No- vember when the motion for sanction renewal is due lo come up in Ihe House of Commons. By that time at least. .Mr. Jlealh will have had lo make up his mind or acknowledge British failure lo Jind a valid alterna- tive for Rhodesia. Whatever the decision, whatever the attempts to camouflage an ugly siuiation, the Hhodosian people, both black and white aie almost face lo face with a very situation. The genie has escaped from Pandora's box and it won't be put back. Other leading brands .People who wonder why they do not quickly recover from their colds, especially after faithfully taking the widely advertised remedies w h i c h bring fast, fast relief, may discover that Ihe pills and potions they've been gulping have been grossly over-rated for years, In the United Stales recently, 16 rough and cold remedy manufactur- ers have been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to furnish within 60 days, documentation of designated advertisement claims. The firms cited include all the major advertis- ers who spend roughly million a year on advertising. These aren't the only companies to come under the FTC's scrutiny. Last summer firms producing auto- mobiles, electric, appliances and a variety of household products in- cluding denture cleaners, toothpastes, mouth-washes and so on, were issued similar orders. As many of these products are sold in Canada. Ihe advertisements are carried on our TV channels. We've become accustomed lo simulated nasal passages being instantly cleared, stomach upsets magically disappearing, and an amateur opera singer displaying his stuck-up den- tures in a wide-screen rendition of Figaro. We are warned of "offending" and are battered by an array of deodor- ants, gargles, powders and perfumes to such an extenl that one wonders how the folk of generations ago could ever abide each other socially. If the FTC manages to secure hon- est documentation of the effective- ness of the products under the gun, we consumers will be able to make more intelligent selections from the plethora of advertisements. But if we continue to buy willy-nilly, without reasonable investigation into our per- sonal choice only to be further disa- poinlcd. then we deserve to sniffle, cough, suffer gastric distress and "of- fend." It will be own fillv fault. Better identification City Council's plans for painling- up, cleaning up city buses is in Line with its recent decision to re- gard local transportation as a ser- vice rather than a money-making utility. Prettier buses, it is hoped, will attract more traffic. Bus travellers quickly became ac- customed lo the 10 cent straight fare put into practice January 1. and dur- ing the long cold snap recently the service was good and well patron- ized. One further small but important detail could be ad-Jed to the buses in Hie current paint-up campaign. It would be of great assistance to all passengers if the bus numbers and routes were on the backs and the sides of the buses. It's a nuisance, particularly for the elderly and less spry, lo have lo run to the front of each bus to establish its destination. A card on the back and in the side window of each bus would be a fur- ther consideration lor users of the transport system. start By Louis Bnrke 1 OOKUs'G into Ihe future of schools, teachers and education can be a fu- tile exercise. The smog lies thick and heavy on that horizon. However, every so often, a really good idea docs emerge. Right now, south of the border, such an idea is taking shape. It is called, not Head Start, but "HOME" START. One may conclude that education has gone full circle. It is back where it be- longs tire home. This is where all education begins and where much of it ought to remain. By March of this year, spread over the United States, 15 projects, 2.500 children, mothers and fathers, plus 31.5 million will be involved in this experimental project. However, only children underprivileged and who qualify for Head Start are eligible for enrolment. Again, discrimination in re- verse has been applied to an excellent pro- ject which all children need. No one wants to hurl those culturally or financially deprived. Everyone recognizes that they need all the help that can be provided. Rut applying such criteria which cuts out so many other children is entire- ly wrong. Every child needs "HOME" START. This idea is by far the best educational concept of the decade. Kqiiipirant, instruc- tions and supplies are placed iii the homes where mothers, fathers and children en- gage in the process of education in per- fectly natural surroundings. It dws not mean that man has found the answers to fill his problems, however. But there is nothing to stop this process from growing into home-based elementary education, or hc-mo-bascd secondary edu- cation, and ultimately a sort of home- based technical, business and university education. Of course, not every home and family would be able to lake advantage of Ihe concept. This idea ought to revolutionize educa- tion as is known and accepted today. Fi- nancially, it would take the burden of build- ing schools off the backs of taxpayers. Few new school buildings would be needed. It would individualize education lor a great number of students who really need this approach to their development. What it would do for leaching and teachers is any- one's guess. The possibilities are limited only by human intelligence and imagina- tion. Why introduce the concept on a basis ol discrimination? There is no doubt that it is good to do as rr.uch as possible for the poor, but a far wider application is neces- sary. Many children of the working, middle and upper classes are equally deprived and in need of an early start in their cducalion. Not infrequently, these classes indulge in child neglect along the emo- tional level. They are too busy making and chasing money lo spend time wilh their children. Neglected and abandoned children are everywhere. They arc not spe- cial to the poor. Therefore, all children need Head start and ''HOME" START. START is for all children or another idea will be poured down Hie drain. bo By Wong Walker r neighbors and Ann Vadnais Having galhercd up Ihe Ing pieces. Paul occasionally go away for a day or "ion enlisted his mother lo rclurn with two and enlist Iho services of our Paul lo llim Ihc sweeping while feed their menagerie a dog and Iwo "p- cals. On one such occasion recently Paul discovered that Ihc cats liad been up on hig all the nodil [nr Ihc clean up job if be Ihe fridge and knocked down a hmvl wliirh wasn't Old gods, new images shaping election BAIX, Ihe Ottawa correspondent and pliilos- iiphcr or Ilio Toronto Globe and whose innocent hobby is unstuffing official shirts and uncovering feel of elny, has detected a gaping inconsisten- cy in Uie Triidcau government. At first sight this discovery looks about as as dog biles man. Kill wail ;i nun- ute. Mr. Bain has hit on some- thing perhaps more important than he yet fully realizes the nation's future and, beyond Ibat, the purpose nf human life. His immediate target and sitting duck is no less a per- sonage lhan Ivan Head princi- pal adviser lo Ihe prime minis- ter and secret custodian of the government's inner genius. I don'l knosv Mr. Head but I'm sorry for him, or for anyone who has bejn punctured by Mr. Bain's polite and lethal arrows of irony. In such a private shooting match, however, Mr. Head undoubtedly can lake eare of himself. What con- cerns the public is the govern- ment's real view of mankind. Mr. Trudemi disclosed il, at least partially, in his notable and almost unnoted Vancouver speech last May when he ask- ed why we "continue lo wor- ship at the temple of Ihe Gross National Product Shouldn't we, in short, be replacing our reliance on ONI' will] a more revealing figure a new sta- tistic which lie called M'el Human That was the beginning of (he government's altered life- view. Then, in foreign affairs, Mi'. Head recently went fur- ther to describe Canada's "new society" as based on "Ihe qual- ily of life" and "the primacy o[ Ihe individual." Brave words, but they failed to convince Mr. Bain. He observes that Uie same government which now ques- tions Ihe sanclily of economic growth put il al the top of ils priority list in ils famous for- eign policy paper two years ago Has it changed its mind? Has it received a higher vi- sion, a sudden gush of con- "No wonder our bill's so high she charged for the Letters to the editor Many things to consider in hog-raising Recently 1 have read about this proposed million dollar hog investment. Other business kept me away from the Taber meeting but I've tried to keep up to date on this news by reading The Lethbridge Herald. At first a sow, farrow- to-finish operation was to he bin'll in southern Saskalchc-uan but as they could not get gov- ernment assistance a move was made to southern Allrerta. f am pleased lo see any opportunity come to us southerners and nothing better than to have this tremendous opera- tion work out for ALL concern- ed. I read lhat Mr. Ricafort told farmers at Burcleft that he would supply pregnant sows to the farmers sows aL each. Do the hog farmers realize the buildings and equipment they need to house 120 sows? Surely no one would buy SI 14 sows and let them farrow out in a straw stack or an unheat ed horse barn! Now don't you men worry as you will be hounded by salesmen ready to .sell you building plans, fans, liquid" feeders, farrowing cralcs, etc., etc. There will be tremen- dous sales of hogs and equip- ment a tremendous profit for a few people and lost but not leasl a tremendous hole in the buyers pocket and many, many years of hard work to sew that hole up again. Now, after Iliose sows have a litter you will have to have a nursery barn (more fans and more equipment) and from nursing barn to a finishing barn (more Oh! I for- got, but you also have lo have a dry sow bam il you don't want any of Ilicse high-priced sows lo go outside and catch some disease from the neigh- bor's dog or from the disease- canying birds that fly from farm to farm. I hope Wayne Smith has re- ceived a sample of Hie pro- posed contract to be used by the producers so the board can study it. To me, Mr Smith was put into his position because we believed in him to help us, help ourselves and if Ihe rrarkcliny board is not satisfied wilh the "full validity" of Mr. Ricafort's program, all 1 can say is, "Mr. Farmer you'd better listen very Mr. Ricafort's hogs will be sold on the open market. Very good, BUT who else wants these hogs when in the last two months of the feeding program special flavor inducing addi- tives will be added? Bridge should be located farther south had Fhallcrcd. so Inlally deuml around homo. ucli aclivilv This letter is in reference to the plans for a new bridge to cross the Oldrran River in the City of Lethbridgc. A recent statement in The Herald disclosed that Uie Lcth- bridge City Council had allo- cated for the bridge and road approach design at 6th Avenue South. This to me seems like a com- plete waste of our taxpayers' money. There is as you already know, one highway traffic bridge al- ready crossing the Oldman Riv- er in this part of the city. The approach from S.iulh Lefh- bridge to cross Uie present bridge occurs at J.st Avenue South. What would be the point, in building our second bridge "five blocks" from Iho soulli approach of the only other highway traffic bridge? There is at present a park known as "Indian Baltic Park" in the rivcrbotlnm in the im- mediate area between Glh Ave- nue South lo approximately 1st Avenue South. If the bridge were lo be built nl Gth Avenue Soulli, it would obviously spoil the south end of UK; park from Ihe standpoint of beauty, noise and e x h a u s I fumes. There are already the railroad bridge and pro.senl traffic bridge ;.l the north end of the park. Also Ihe city now has ils JMIW- rv planl and sewage Ireatment facility located in the area of lilh AvcniK! SiMiih adjacent lo the river. If Ihe power planl lo expand in flio future or Uie city consider further stages of sewage treatment, the bridge would conflict physically with this development. A site much further soulh which I believe was considered previously by the provincial highway department makes sense. Wilh the possibility of two traffic bridges, it makes more sense lo have them at extreme ends of a cily ralhcr than both together. The bridge at the extreme soulh end of the city couid serve as a natural bypass of the city to the south and west. Heavy traffic, i.e. trucks, could move on Ihc -rest .side of Ihe river then cross the river at Ihc very soul.h end of Lclhbridgc. This would pre- vent noise pollution, air pollu- tion (exhaust) and traffic con- gestion. There is already a se- rious traffic hazard for school children who must now cross the present bypass along south- west Lcfhbridgc to attend .schools localed on Ihe east side. If a new bypass on Ihe west side were developed along with the new bridge, tin's would al- leviale this problem. There are city businessmen serving as aldermen and I won- der if the reasons for proposing tile (ilJi Street Soulli crossing is to force all traffic Ihroiigh Ihe downlowu busiiK-'.ss area? Don'l gel me wrong, my fel- low farmers, because I hope to God this vasl program becomes a reality. If any of you have the COUNTRY GUIDE of April ]9G6 you will see and read of the operations of Chuck Wock- nilz and Harvey Dimm al Gran- um. We both agree the building plans we obtained from a U.S. hog firm are the finest have seen. The ventilation is perfect. I have finished paying for my finishing barn and believe me it was a long hard struggle. Incidently in our hog programs we let no one in unless he took a shower and put on a com- plete change of clothes (it has lo be a complete disease-free I am on my own hog program now and I speak for myself. My program now comes from the advice of the University of Al- bcrla. My good friends Dr. Wes Coombs and Art Reddon have never let me down. Art Reddon told me once that the breeding stock right here in Alberta is as good or even better Uian any- thing we can import. I didn't believe him then but now I am for any advice I get from our Alberta specialists. Enough aboul my operation hut out there in Abholsford, B.C. there is a I'JOO-sow imit. A small operation compared to Ihis proposed program we of- fered here in southern Alberta. My question is; Who can af- ford a 1200-sow herd and nol have any labour problems! Ex- cepl our Hutlerile Brelhern. HARVEY L. DIMM. science, and intimations of im- mortality? Mr. Bain doesn't think so, despilc Air. Head's later install- ment of idealism. On Ihe con- traiy, Mr. Bain remarks, Ihe prime minister is boasting daily that Canada leads Uie world in economic growlh as if this feat of itself justified Uie government's continued exis- tence. Alas, the government still worships al the old temple of the GNP and .seems lo havo forgotten the new god of Net Human Benefit already. What else did Mr. Bain ex- pect in the critical year of 1972? Did he suppose that the g o v e r n m. c n t, like Samson, would tear down die temple, smash the ancient idol and ask the nation lo live on lo- custs, wild honey and Liberal manna? Of course not, Air. Bain knows perfectly well what the government is doing. II is conducting an election cam- paign. It is wrapping up a shiny package full of contra- dictious, like all such quadren- nial packages, and marked "handle with care." Alter the election not before the package will be opened and its actual contents made known. Or, if the opposition wins, its package, even more mys- terious, will be opened instead. EiUier way, the central issue will remain how to combine affluence with ex- cellence, economic growth with human welfare, the ever-in- creasing power of the state mlh the primacy of the in- dividual. Mr. Bain understands all Ihis and is a quality-of-h'fe man to the last drop. He laughs at Mr. Head to conceal his own tears but he under- stands Uiat the central issue is baffling and, for a long time ahead, insoluble. In the mean- time g o v eminent everywhere is inconsislent because it gov- erns an inconsistent species wlu'ch wants to eat its cake and have it, loo. Apart from Ihe disagree- able tasks of getting re-elect- ed, rather sooner than later, Mr. Trudeau is trying, I pre- sume, lo find the middle way and Aristolle's golden mean between an affluence of cor- ruption and a poverty just BS destructive to the human spirit. No election, and no prime minister, will find that answer in a hurry but Mr. Trudeau, often accused of aiming too high, may he aim- ing too low. He said the other day, for in- slance, thai by the end of Uie century Canadians should "do as well as the Americans" if Uiey work at it hard enough. Really, Mr. Trudeau, you should think- again. For in truth Canadians already are (loing much betler than Ameri- cans by measurements much more revealing than the fig- ures of Ihe GNP. By Mr. Tru- deau's own index of Net Hu- man Benefit, or the average happiness of man, Canada's living standard, I dare to as- sert, is the highest in North America, and perhaps in the world. If any Canadian doubts that assertion, let him. read any American newspaper, ex- plore any American city or talk to any thoughlM Ameri- can citizen. Not so rr.uch by our good management as by our good luck, we are more fortunate Uian our statistically richer neighbors, as they well know, if we do not. To be sure, many Canadians have not yet shared Uie na- tion's wealth, tangible and in- tangible, but most foreigners envy it. And the ultimate ques- tion before us is whcllier wo can mainlain, manage and de- serve it, in forms; wheth- er, indeed, any nation or man, having survived poverty in youth, can stand prosperity in middle age. Concerning which the election will lell us little or nolhing. (Herald Special Service I Looking backward Man is greatest predator I sec by your Daper Ilial. they are pulling on thai cursed poi- son for the coyotes. Now in my bonk, the greatest. there is on two legs, with n sight rifle and a bunch of cursed on n motorized sled, that is Uie prrdalor. Wolves mostly kill lo eal. Hill those kill lor lun. I read the bunk review on page five of January 12 (sick- ening slory of poisoners) and once again got ir.y pen. Hell is too good for .such jioople. They should hung by their thumbs Mil they rot. Then I read of tiomo such pulling Ihe tails out of calves and shooting wnlvcu from helicopters. Nliooling po- lar bears the same. Wbal are we coming to? Money is Cod and Ihe Devil is ncxl in com- mand, it looks like. Hearts are for nodiing hut pumping flic blood anymore. Dogs have done more harm than wild animals could ever think of I .see by The Her- ald lhal dogs are beginning lo gang in dly. If those sheep men would lake holler caro of Ilioir sheep it might help. I slill say gentlemen on two legs or four give mo Ihe coyote Yours for something being done about Ihe cursed poison. M. M M. Tabrr. TllltOUGIl TI1I3 HERALD The "Dumbclls" with Plunkcll and all his boys are here today, and will stage tbrir inlemal.ionally famous shon' al the Majestic Theatre. An exhibilion of bar- rel jumping was given at the I.clhbridgc Arena Friday night. Some nf Ihe jumpers cleared five barrels with ease. 1912 "Miss Evelyn Dinsmoor is lo fly lo Lelhbridge lo help campaign for the second Viclory loan. IK: Old lime dancing was holding flic spotlight here loday as the second annual in- ternational square and folk dance foslival opened in Ihc Civic Sports Centre. The Letlibrutge Herald 50-1 7lh SI. S., Lelhbridgo, Alhorla IIEItALb TO, LTD., Proprietors ;md Publishers Published JW1 by lion. W. A. HUCHANAN Srcnnrl n.i-is Mall No firil? .i-ni' Thr C.inndinn Prnsn nnd Ihr- C.inddi.in n.iily Nrwspnpnr UblinrV Av.oc.i.ihnn and Iho Audit fiurrau c.ircuMiinm CI TO w. MOWERS, Ediior nnd Puhlrhur THOMAS H. ADAMS, General M.in.iqpr' DON PIL1IHR will MAY Mnn.itiing fdilor i.ilr- Hdilor ROY r. nouni AS K WAI KTR Advrrlisinn Afl.inricipr l.'rlilori.il "THE HERALD SERVES THC SOUTH" ;