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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD Fi 1975 Gordon Holland Premier Bourassa speaks out Quebec s Premier Ifoheil llourassa seem.) In on creating a both for himself and for Que- ricr. Hi as a political! lo iv( v.'dii lonk a positive turn last (-'-I: hni no told an inlcT- i-icv, er lhal he could not allael: Ihe federal as fiercely a.-- Ins prt'deees.-ors bei au.-e he has a re- spoiiMl 'lily they did not have. .Mr. was referring lo the Parti development as a strong separatist force. Tins has re- strained him from Ilio ploy of instant independence his pry- u-xl v. ti e n e v e r IMcy rrmMn'l their own way. Smii a thrc.d now u.uild merely plav into the hand'- id' his rivals and W'irl. against his basic federalist principles refuses to lake Ihe arl- ice 11'' some old slvle poldinans who tell him lo "hit Dllawa. i1 al- More good than harm Pierre Yallh'res. one of tin- chief architects of the 1070 uprising in and v. ell-known preacher of separatism any has duiiu tin aboul. race, denounced vio- lence-, and round merit But there arc mutterinus about I his man and they ;ire not all coming from his former outlaw associates who J't'cl be! rayed. What seems to jjall Hie critics is thru Vr YallieiTes was slccred inLn his by a agency, Manpower, and the job a Local Initiatives Program jjro- ject is government financed. Suspicions have been voiced that Mr. Vallierrcs has been Hie recipient of special consideration. .Mr. Vallierres has been charged serious criminal offences but he has not boon convicted, lie is oul on bail, is unemployed, and under cur- Arms race goes on and on President Richard Nixon's an- nouncement in his Stale of the Vnion message lhat he a huge in- crease in defence spending has come as no great surprise. It is ai one and the same time an answer lo his more: conservative critics in (Vmgress. who say lhat he has increased military spending but. has allowed defence ex- penditures lo slip, and a signal lo the Soviets that if Ihey continue to re- fuse lo include missile firing subma- rines in Ihc SALT negotiations, lie will upgrade Ihe U.S. program by building bigger and better ones, lie says lhat Ihe U.S. will probably in- stitute production of missiles that could reach largcls from a range of 5000 miles at sea. The present Posei- dons have only a 2800-mile range. The new craft would require sub- hunling Soviets to go a lot further in the ocean expanses to find the U.S. ships. (Some naval experts contend that the present ones are impossible to search oul.) The president stopped short of or- dering immediate commencement on production of the sub fleet but he did say that he has (old the defence department to "develop a program to build additional missile launching submarines carry ing a new and far more effective missile." This is a clear message lo the So- viets. Either include undersea missile carrying ships in the SALT negotia- carrying ships in the SALT negotia- er side can afford to negotiate from a position of weakness, and so the arms race goes on and on and on. Deceptive appearances LD young but she wore an old- fashioned covn, floor length and ruffled, that (oniraslod s'rfmgoly Ihr in her hand. As I stood chattinc wifh her. the two of ILS an island of in tlx1. cocktail party's plow, T noticed Ihe silver locket resting on lier ( covered Ixi.som. By leaning for- ward slifihLly 1 was able to make oul Ilic inscripliun: "If you can read tlii.s, am Loo close." I'd been had again. Once 1 hud ri'iul a hook- by its despite the abundant evidence that Llw (lu.iL i-'irkel o[ today's woman. Ihc man, totally misrepresents the contenls, which are bound in a sweater crocheted Ijy somebody dedicated to conserving the world's supply of wool. No doubt Ihe younp penple have a poucr of discenimenl rlenietl lo us o[ an older Rcneralion, but I'll IK- if I distinguisli. inst by looking, a call girl from a school teacher. And vice (if any) versa. From I ho hack cither of them cnulrl be a winder for Ihi1 lloslun Ilruins. A chap hc.silales 10 commit himself, v.ith ho believes in be Uic frppoilr :-cx, till lie checks out i ho niniMjirhc. On Hie roiifl 1 a rnnh' rill.hy of foot, mriMM lacks and carhort in shrrds o[ khaki 1 cannol, ftSMimc lhat he i.s a hippie (uhntever that CJinncos are lie i.s a university professor <.f sof iol'-py tloinp resenrc'h on prejudice Ihrl 'insrd on external appearance. If I dun'l him a hfl I'm an iifdy font note. itoijr.s, in (In- shop. My IN nun mnc hoDglll Uicil' -i in JIH-. (Iqwirljiieut, ami it is only a matter of lime till men's under- wear is inlt'Rralcd wilh women's lingerie, adding a lillle loucli of cold terror Lo my asking a clerk for a pair of jockey shorts. Tin-, scale of judgment hy appearance lias been not only shattered but put to- gether backwards. For example a few months I noticed that (he animal mag- netism I exercised in attracting waitresses and bartenders lo lake my order had be- come more evidently minimal than thcre- tofore. Then my persuaded me to slop gniaft my hair looks as though il IKIS Ixien coiffed hy a goriL, hanging over ir.y collar and mulch- ing my ears, 1 gel better service. People notice me. They don'l bang around me any longer l.han Miry have to, but they do hand me a This is why business is booming for Ihr people who reMore hair or sell wigs to gmts uhose crowning glory has turned to cranial Sahara. II isn't easy lo make a bald head look untidy. You can'l wear your scalp in an Afro. Today Iberc can be. no real omi'lioiial fuciirily for a man unless his hair looks a.s though n has nested sev- eral general ion.1; of osprcy. 1 on by my wife I have lei myself nni only jihove Mm hairline bill in olher fnci of aitoniion, cnougli success lhat Iho children win I (.he fofleral govrrnmrnl lo designate me as a wilderness area. But I'm a fake. My exterior appearance may seem to be a fully contemporary mess, bill deep down inside 1'ir: neat. Only from a distance do 1 look scruffy enough to MOMJ; lo our time. AI close quar- lers Ihe lines of I ho .square are clearly visihle. Hack off. If you can read this, you Foreign investment worries Australians [or Ihc fjullibilil.v dl (.'uchcc's popu- lace. Tim, is not a new premise lor il had been cnlcrUiincil in Ihc minds of people in olher parls of Canada since Ihc (lays ol Mnuricc Duplcsis. Canadians in and out o[ Quebec realize now Iliiil there are problems in thai province different from Ihose in Ilio oilier nine. The separa- tists feel Iliat ceding from confedera- lion is the only way Iheir heritage has an oppoilunilv for survival. But federalists, who also wish to retain their liedtaRe guaranteed So long ago. see no survival in ceding. Wisely Air. llourassa recognizes that hysterical and ill-advised de- mands'on the established order quite often result in abrupt concession, sometimes merely for peace at any price. The premier obviously knows that in Lhc Parti Qucbccois at flie present there are few politicians cap- able of picking up Ihc pieces if their separatist demands should be met. Quebec then would be in far worse shape than even the FLQ has been trying unsuccessfully to sell to the country in Ihc last few years. MELBOURNE Canada's experiences in controlling the inflow o[ capital and Ilic ownership of cor- porations will provide u useful background for a fr-fleral in- vestigation inlo foreign owner- ship and control of Australian cnlc-rprises by a senate select committee. Factors which make this niiiv inquiry politically inlcr- psling are lhat the minority Democratic Labor party used its balance of power in the senate to launch the inquiry, the Labor parly opposition entliusiaslically supports it and the government, lacking a sen- ale majority to il, re- luclanlly agreed to participate. The federal government, for its own political reasons, is waiting until Parliament re- sumes in late February to an- nounce membership of Ihc sen- ate probe into Ihe rise and Jail of mining and investment com- panies, share manipulations and the credibility of many w h o m Australian investors rent Canadian standards he is entit- led lo public assistance of some kind. 11 there is work available for him and he wants to work, surely it is belter thai he should work than live on public welfare. The job he has taken is temporary. It calls for special talents, which fie lias. The wages are ordinary S150 a week. II is not a civil service posi- tion. He is not working for the gov- ernnienl. Ills politics arc offensive to most people, but surely a person's politics should nol be a faclor in his employment. Part of his complaint with Cana- dian society, part of Ihe reason lor liis fanatical separatism, is the charge lhal Ihe system rejects such people. Surely more good than harm can accrue to Canatla by demonstrat- ing that the system can absorb such a man as Pierre Valliercs. "Trouble is they say an hour after a Chinese trip you're ready for another Letters to the editor It, is clear that nothing is clear in Ulster We hope thai Mr. Hunt will be pleased lhal "people who value truth and fairness here let you know (heir minds." His certainly about what is happening in Northern Ireland is surprising. It seems to us that the ''oilier sources of news" to which lie refers (though he does nol always distinguish between news and comment, fact and thought) make it quite clear thai nothing is clear. Thai a priest or priests say Ihey saw no shooting at or pro- vocalion of the troops cannot be regarded as proof Lhat there was none, even though we do not presume lo donbl that the priests report what Ihey believe is to be Inie. No one denies that the troops opened fire, or that the deaths arc tragic. No one, either, seriously doubts that arms searches have been made, in homes and at night. Does anyone in his sense, how- ever, argue lhat the troops should keep office hours, so that the IRA can pursue their oflen inept and almost always bloody pyrotechnics undis- turbed? Here Is (act nol a thought. The majority of the people of the six counties pre- fer to remain associated with the Crown. Another fact: indis- putably, discrimination and jerrymandering have long been exerted against the internment laws. Yet. precious tittle recog- nition has been given to the fact thai the Faulkner govern- ment has instituted electoral reforms. Men of sense do not expect every injustice to be wiped ou! overnight, especially in view of the generations of hatred on both sides. There seems little hoiic for peace in Ireland so long as the people continue to be dazzled hy such tawdry leaders as Mr. Paisley and Miss Devlin. The CBC report of Ihe N'cwry inarch lasl Sunday slated lhal because the marchers followed the leaders' orders, Hie event passed off peacefully. As a matter of incidental interest, the organizer of the march de- clared it was "our intention to hold an illegal march'' lo show "we have no respect for their laws." However, il seems lhal Tommy can'l win: "innocent" civilians, out parading in de- fiance of a law prohibiting Pro- testant as well as Catholic marches, get shot, as in Ixm- donderry, so Tommy is a mur- derer. Never mind the investi- gation let's have the verdict The fact lhat the next lime the 1080 poison: the true predator hunt Since nobody will v.rite in support of Ihe prodalor luint, maybe this will provide somc- thing to Ihmk about I consider coyotcf mr-! foxrs Rame animals and Ihey Miould Iw governed as such. 1 have shot nearly all I be big gamn animals, including wolf, in Al- berta and consider varmint hunting a.s my nmr.bcr one sport. No body of hnnlers will over-kill unless they n-e im- sportsmcn-likc devices Ihe .snowmobile, shoolmg oul nf ve- il icle.s, .sliooling off haii.s. shont- ing oul of planes. Yon have to give the animals a spurting c.bancc rtirllierniorc it's about time people realized lhal hunting is ,T sport and pave us equal rights. Money is spent on guns, vehicles, gas and oil, special clothing, reloading equipment, etc. Tliis is uhal makes the world go around. During my .spare; lime, shells need reload- ing, rifles need to bo sighted in or checked out and finally there is the hunting All this keeps me from using drugs, getting drunk, rohhinp Ihe local hank, wife swapping or nny- HiJiiR el-'-e, 3 perMin may find time lo rlo. Now if hunting represents n great danger to the balance of nature and thr natural food cycle uhal ahout poison bail for predators? Allow me lo this deadly poison, l! is known chemically a-, sodium fluuroa- reUc, one of (Jut most deadly chemical killers ever devel- oped. Any coyote that eat? two ounces of treated bait is doom- Whose money? "VYlutsi1 money does city coun- cil Ihink il is spending? Theirs or ours, (he people of Lclh- brkipe'.' I am sure that we rather have safely for our children crossing at Mayor Magraih Dr. and Fifth Ave. and a few olher places in the city, Ihnn a lounge for VIPs and modei n new expensive buildings around the cry to impress others. This is just .showing off, and if they think Lclhbridge is going lo grow like Ihey say it is. then they should think of safety first. We are all equal and important people including our children. Here is a quote from Arnold Edinhorough: "Any city which believes land is more import-ant than people, thai development is always righl, and thai business is the only claimant lo a voice in city business, is doomed. It is doom- ed because of the violence which will result in such a soul- less, cross conurbalion, it is doomed because of the strangu- lation which incoming traffic, funnelled in on six lane high- ways, will effect, il is doomed because it will be out of step with ii growing awareness of human dignity A uiNCLciiNtii) ed. No antidote is known. !l will kill three (o five species along the food chain, II is Ihis reaction, plus the. fact only 8 very minute quantity i.s required to kill, that gives il such a lethal polenUa] lhal must he controlled m the fu- ture. A coyote has lo eat only a very small quantity of the treated meal to become violcnl- ]y ill. Most coyotes travel fron? one mile to (en miles before dying and carcasses are sel- dom found in Ihe vicini'y of the poison bail station. Death is quite slow and brutal, following periods of crazed behavior and violent, convulsions. Pnme ani- mals may die within 20 minutes and most within 2-1 hours, de- pending on the amount of eaten. II is certain death for any other animals thai feed on the carcass. I! kills bears, foxes, badgers, bnbcal.s, lyn.v, hawks, owls, and eagles. Thai's something lo think about. TIM-: Lclhhndgc. So They Say Tlio new slandntYl hnsnl rr.-irf- crs arliiptcd for i-liikiron are relevjinl, hlnck, nrijnn as IxirinR