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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LHHBRIDGc HERALD Snlurdny, FcbiutiTy 12, 1972 TflTCff Legislating morality rrroiil niluii; Jiid.m.' in I'al- !JLIIT thnl a nmlc pi'riormnnce by a yotiiis; (lid contravene the seL'lions of Ilic Criminal Gxlc of Can- ada unmoral licluivior is probably in kci-pini; "Ic lion set' by Ihc present federal gov- ernment. I'rime Minisk'i' Tnulenii, speaking lo HIP naliuiial law I'onfcr- ciic'e. reminded Inr. Hslcncrs and Canadians generally thai his ernmcr.l had decided not to use cri- minal lav.- lo control or dictate mat- ters of laste or private relationships. I'nlil Ihe lasi card Ihe con- sensus ( would have heen thai such a as u dance performed in public1 in I he iituK: somclhinu llial should be I'Drbiddcn hr laiv. ci en ihn.-c who siicli an acl disln.sit'Hil would hesilale lo urge Hull il conlinuc lo he consid- ered a criminal oi'i'cnce. The pnssi- liilily llKii Hie govennnent he pressured into appealing the decision on llu- ilnnrer is remnle. There lias been a growiu" recogni- tion thai Ihe judicial system .sliouicl mete out justice I'ather than attempt- ing io impose standi'irrls of personal behavior. The arm of the law should be evident when individuals h a v e been wronged by others, not vdien Iliey may harm (licmpclvcs. II can he argued Iliat private acls usually have public ramificalious. The moral fibre "I society can he wcakeneil jf enough people cngiige :n acts previously frowned upon. Then Ihe altered moral climale in society .serves as a sort of inducement lo individuals lo conform. A sublle kind ol' and "procurement" is thus inherent in all behavior. This is what causes some hesita- tion in simply sweeping all private acts out ot the Criminal Code. So while the government has taken its general stand it has not thoroughly overhauled the Code. It is waiting lor guidance from the Law Reform Com- mission of Canada, a permanent body established by an act of Parliament lo keep under the Jaws of the country. At present the commission is con- sulting the public on certain matters and signil'icanlly its first proposed study is of the principles of Ihe cri- minal law. ''There is much confusion and it says, "about the function of the criminal Jaw and spe- cial attention will be paid to this topic as well as Ihe question of the type of conduct which should be the subject of Ihe penal sanction." The very fact that our courts have a tendency to be overburdened so that cases of undoubted urgency are unduly delayed suggests that things such as nude dancing are increas- ingly going (o cease to be legally forbidden. Moralily in the personal sphere is going lo have to rely cm other than legal sanctions. -j I vbc SALT iicgoliatiors in e packed it up for (lie lime being round six. no decision. Round seven will commence in Helsinki .March 28, where Ihe bout commenced in A communique issued before Ihe participants left for home base reported "progress on some issues" and stated that the goal now is "a treaty on the limitation of anti-bal- listic missile systems" and an "in- terim agreement on some measures in respect lo limitation of strategic offensive arms." H is believed that Russia and the U.S. have come close lo deciding on ABM parily, wilh freedom to deploy where they wish. If this is true. Sen- ate ratification which is css.sential, could be given in time for signature in Moscow during President Nixon's visit in May. But there is a catch. Mr. Nixon is said lo be reluctant to agree on U.S.- Hussian parity on missile-carrying underwater craft. This is why the "in- terim agreement" on offensive wea- pons is stated in the communique, it could be that Mr.iYixon "ill have to back down on his insistence on sign- ing an accord on both offensive and defensive weapons at the same time. In spile of that probability, a U.S.- Uussian ABM treaty signed in May would be a giant slep forward in inil- ilary detente between Washington and (he and a triumph for President Nixon in an election Weekend Meditation Live up lo your calling "OAUL wrote lo the church in Ephesus Baying, "I entreat you. then I, a prisoner for the Lord's sake: as God has called you, ]ive up lo your calling." It is a most moving letter ;md anyone who has tried to practise it IGIOWS how difficult it is. We judge others by their appearances and never think of the circumstances which may have made them grouchy and "not themselves'' on any particular day. If only men sa.w a little more deeply they would have more understanding and com- pafsion. George Eliot says. "While we are coldly discussing a man's career, sneering et his mistakes, that man in his solitude i.i perhaps shedding hot (ears because strength and pade-ncc are failing him." One condemns because he doesn't know. There Is a French proverb "To understand all is to forgive all." This does not suggest an easy going lolerance wilh evil, but it docs suggest an effort (o reach an understand- ing of olher people so that one may help them ratlier than become a further hin- drance to Iheir emotional and spiritual life. Mia Lcpgctt tells of trying to get a turtle out of its shell. Her uncle told her to take tlie turtle to the fire and warm him up which she did and the turtle came out by itself. Her remarked. "Peo- ple arc sort of like terrapins. Xevcr try lo force a fellow inlo anything. Just warm them up with a little human kindness, and more'n likely he'll come your There ia aJso the possibility of course that you may he wrong yourself ami nwd ch.inE- Ing both in opinions and altitude.1: Francois Fenelon liver! 1h" French Involution and rathnr rncouraGrd it by propounding Ilio Ilicory "kings exist for the sake of Ihe proplo. anil not people for the sake (if their kings." lie was n most noble, v.illy, and generous gentleman who loved Iho church and was most delightful company. On one project he wrole from r'amhrai. me kind hearls nrai common sense and I mil un- dertake In sot ihem (.n Ihe ughl road. I will IK liko a Imjlher lo them, f tin tin! ask for polish or astonishing talent, I only desire ordinary capabilities ami real tion lo God." He also wrote elsewhere, ''There is never any peace for those who resist God. The more perfect our self-sur- render, Ihe more perfect is our peace. True devotion to Cod consists of doing all Ilia will." There is many a man, however, who de- sires desperately to do the will of God but is hindered by countless obstacles both outside himself and inside himself, prob- ably inside himself most of all. If one had greater humility he would have more sym- pathy wilh others. Self-righteousnes.i makes for hard-hearledness. Self-righteous- ness comes from self-ignorance. More peo- ple need lo say, "There but for the grace of God go I." It must be a heart-breaking thing for .le- ftis lo see Ihc disunity among even Ihuse who profess lo be followers of His. De- spilf all the efforts at ecumenicity the church remains divided, finding it easier In be exclusive and (o hate than lo Ire in- clusive and to love. Then there are divi- sions in the generation gap. divisions of home between husband and wife, or par- ent and child, and divisions in community living. Paul goes on to say, "Be you kind lo one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Rich is the Christian indwd who has learned this precept! "0 love that wilt not let me is a popu- lar hymn but how many people pradise I IT hymn in Iheir relationship wilh others If l.liey did. Ihe n[ it would hum mil Ilicir self -righteousness and unconcern so Hint Ihe glow of lhal love wmild reach hearts lhal are lonely and in despair. "He drew a circle that shut me out, heretic, rebel, a lo flout: But love and f had UK: wit lo win; we drew a circle Hint shut him in." Prayer: 0 Cud pve mo I IIP alnlil' In Hie unlovely even n.s You love Mich an unlovely as I am. F. S. M. Come Tmrfc, George Ily Dong Wnlker J T1IWK I must have scarod Ceorgo Chcssor away from ohurcb. At any rate I haven't seen him Micro, sincn ho tried to avoid gelling hi.s name in Ihc pa- per by not speaking lo me. 1 Perhaps Ilic Ihing (Icarfic tk pulj of, Kalby. Scwors book. Aflcr Mrig mmfinnrd In a filler, Kalhy sought me out at church and gavo mo the sign. Anyway, Cmrgo, maybe I'll lie off lo l'' Ilaplist Church Ihp next limn you get out lo fhurck. Maurice Western Conservatives give guidelines to Stattfield Few Cana- dians h a v e commented more often, or more favorably, iilHiul guidelines Ihan Robert Mauficli'. lie has ii'jiv ton handed a firsl inslallincul by Consej-vaiives who allendcd the iwlicy confeicnce in Olla- .spouse'.' ua lasl December. Partioipalory democracy, as currently practised by our po- litical parties, presents num- ber of problems which have yet lo he salisfactorily resolved and may. in the prescnl case, cause some difficulties for Jlr. Stanfield. Since government now operates in a vasl area, the organizers of policy con- ventions feel compelled to tackle loo much. Time being the enemy, delegates must bo lie open lo varying intcrprcla- lions. A yes or no vote speaks for itself. what is Mr. Slan. field lo make of a substantial percentage in Hie undecided column and does un- decided differ frim. no re- In some tv.scs. qut'.stion.s are east in such forms as lo dictate the answers. Delegates ought nol lo IIP ennfronlcd wilh plalilndes. Thus Conserva- tives solemnly resolved Dial: "Canada should systematically and concurrcnlly aim at Ihe achievement of full employ- ment. a high rale of economic groulh, reasonable price sla- bility, a viable balance of pay- ments, and an equitable rtis- rrihulion of rising incomes.1' the policy exercise was uh- viously useful. It lias often appeared doubtful that Die views expressed from day to (Jay by tVjnservalivos in Par- liament were fairly rcproscnla- (ivc of Conservative opinion in Ihe country. In Ihis respect, of lux on investment in purely Hit's, by a large majority, Canadian enterprise. delegates approved this prop- In their approach to proli- osilion. "If is essential, In the formulation of government pol- icy, lo rccogniyx! that each sec- tor of Ihe economy must be considered separately within the context of an over-all in- leins of regional disparity, Conservative leaders have toyed from lime to lime with I. h c notion of decenlrab'7ed monetary policy. There were any party loader faces a dil'fi- a number of resolutions o n dusfrial stralegy and thus des- enit problem. Kveirwith its im- this subject, hut none car- ign.tled sectors of Ihe economy perfcdion.s. Ihc poll should pro- ried. The returns are inlcr- may require special stimula- vidc Mr. Slanficld wilh much esling and raise a question lion." A similar resolution re- guidance which he lacked be- about the value of the ballot ferred lo a "comprehensive cx- calcgories. Relatively few Con- amination of our industrial op- servalives cast negative or un- portunilics and a realistic as- decided voles. About half (or sessment of specific ways in more than half) ignored the which we, as a country, can questions. This suggests either best tske advantage of tiiess great wariness or a feeling opportunities." fore. While lie is nol connnil- ted by the guidelines, he will presumably weigh them well before making policy an- nouncements. Mr. Slanficld has talked a good deal about lax incentives that the questions were not ap- dispersed through scattered Naturally, everybody Iras been workshops. In (he end, they arc required to vole on scores of questions, mosl of Ihem pre- saying this since December, 156-1 uhen Jolm DeiiL'cli pro- duced Ihe first annual review pared in advance, lo many ol of the Economic Council of wluch they may have been able lo give only fleeting considera- tion. The returns themselves may Canada. No otic quarrels alxmt and some would argue that there should he discrimination in favor of Canadian-owned companies. It is of inlerest that there were lliree such proposi- tions on the ballot paper and none found inajorily approval. Nor, althnug'i Mr. Slanfu'ld has propriate for a political con- vention. There is much advocacy now of an "industrial strategy." What is meant by Hiis fashion- able term is not clear. The Con- servatives are for it. So is their leader. But w hat Hie conven- the aim: The problem has lo expressed sympaihy wilh Ilic lion had in mind and what Mr. do wilh achievement. objective, was Ihe convention Stanfield has in mind may be Rut despilc Its limilalions, prepared lo endorse lower rale very different things. Irish stew Letter To The Editor Ricaforl replies lo Dimm regarding hog program The February 3. 1972 issue of the Lcthbridge Herald contain- ed a letter to the cdilor under the caption ".Many Uiings (o consider in hog raising." The oilier professionals, business and civic leaders, have volun- tarilv invited us to be located in their respective jurisdictions. ulcas are needed by other Ca- nadian hog producers. chaser, and the Board shall not act as agent for the vendor or We quite agree with bis for the purchaser, nor shall the Set against this, Mr. Stan- field's cautious utterance in a recent interview with the Fi- nancial Times: "If you mean by 'inrfiislrial strategy' a prior decision or decisions based on some sludy as to what indus- tries have potential in this country, and what have not. I would approach lhat kind of a strategy with reservations. Up lo a yes, hut I would have relatively little confi- dence in the judgment of gov- ernments, even in terms ol mapping out a blueprint." On tariff questions, the del- egates were much more ven- turesome than their represen- tatives in Parliament, wilh some exceptions, tend to be. To assist slow growth regions, they favored "IJie lowering, and perhaps in some cases the eliminafion, of tariffs on prod- ucts which they produce." On trade, generally they were lor a comprehensive study of "Hie effectiveness and utility of va- rious tariff policies presently in effect." They voted strongly for a resolution which said lhat "Canada should pursue vigor- ously a selective lowering and in some special cases perhaps an elimination of tariffs on highly manufactured goods, to ths extent that it can be shown that such action would encour- age the cxpart of processed goods and of renewable re- sources from Canada." They sought "substantial reductions in barriers to the import o! farm machinery to Canada." There are some emphatic negatives among the Conserva- tive propositions. After giving resounding approval to free trade among the provinces, delegates went on to express strong opposition to marketing boards and, specifically against (he power in the wheat board lo prevent grain ship- ments from province to prov- ince. Conservative opinion is also hostile to cost-sharing pro- grams for a variety of rea- sons: it is difficult to assess or conlrol costs and, equally, to avoid discrimination since poorer provinces cannot find the matching dollars for full jrartjdpalion. The Conservatives, being In opjiosition, are for lax reduc- tions. They are also critical of government expenditures ar.d fearful that increases tn government spending will ab- scrvations about Ihe labor prob- Idler gave us a mixed feeling tha establishment of an agri- of sympathy, amusement and appreciation. SYMPATHY? Yes because of the statement reading as fol- lows: 'At first a 10.000 sow. [ar- row to finish was lo be built in southern Saskatch- ewan but as Ihcy could not get government assistcnce a move Their far reaching vision, in Jems in fl large scale hog pro- duction unil. However, wilh de- ity ujtr uui IMI Midi! j e Board be liable for the failure industrial complex such as our termination, dedication lo Iho humble project, is to be com- job and wilh proper incentives, of any peson to perform his contract." was made to southern Al- berts.' Such false, unfounded and baseless information cannot but elicit our sympathy for Mr. Dimnis gullibility. It amused us because cannot under- sland how a man of his accom- mended. It will bring progress and prosperily to their com- munities. Even after we have zeroed our choice to either Lelhbridge, Bow Island, Tahcr or Medicine Hat, other equally progress-or- iented officials of Camrose, Vermillion, Red Deer and Red- cliff. all of Alberta, have ex- le.nded their respective and vol- untarily wrillen invilations lo have our projects located in e.g., free housing facilities, a of the GNP. Such arguments would he much more persua- sive if the delegates had not, in the same convention, endorsed an impressive number o[ We fully agree with the com- ment about the role of Director rarest in (he tremor olr HIP SmiUl' We Can Sa-V proposals. In tllB 'J mini lo the Iarmer is: Mr" Farmer Past' tlwse Conflicting prescrip- labor prob cm will be mini- whjch slde of (ions B Automaton is another your is butlcred and finandng But we not bo carried away with con- flict of interest to your preju- dice 1 major management arm in a large hoggory. Please permit us to refer you to the manage- ment operations of the follow- ing: 1. RIK Sljcmc Swine Farm, Scsvctc in Yugoslavia It pro- duces lOii.iKHI per year. 2. Ileinnchshofcr M u h 1 o Regarding the observation nbout our having lo sell our con- tracted hogs in Ihe open mar- heavily in deficit, now and a larger deficit would merely in- tensify the inflationary pres- sure which is already mount- ing. The Conservatives say Uiat the government should not hes- Lheir respective jurisdictinn. To GMBH of Germany. erase any doubt about our fls- serlion of these Facts, we can plishmcnt can be made Lo write supply (lie pertinent documents II produces .100.000 xear. 1. Teofilo Dayag of the Philip- pines "s C a r o n development factual basis. We have to prove our points and strict Corporation. H has presently a never sought any assi.sianro from any Saskalchewan or any government agencies up In this wTiling. On Ihe con- trary we 1m e been told bv government officials m Alberta "we would be willing lo give every assistance in your de- veloping a project x and "Ihcn proceed lo for ym; all the grants we can These Alhnrla pn'ernraeiil offi- cials should be commended for their keen business acumen and ability to appreciate an indus- try which will help a very big segment of society. H is a mailer of public rc< ord and we inviU: .Mr. Dimm [o verify our .slalomenl from Die records Ihc good and commendable foresight nf the officials ol IxMhhridgo ilV S. Tabor Town Coun- cil and tlw Talxr nnd Induslrial Dcwlnpmont Com- fldhernncc lo Iniifo, not gossip and rumors which smacks of ir- responsibility. Again. .Mr. Dim in wrote, "1 read Dial Mr. Hicafort loir] Uio farmers at Burdctl that IIP reported IO.MO operation. 4. Tony Floircndo of Minda- nao, Philippines had almost 20.- 000 sows when we left (he Phil- ippines year. We most respectfully submit. koL. we rcgrcL lo say, we have in the fight against in- flalion, "to net by adopting compulsory TV a Be and price controls ns temporary mca- surc in nn emergency situa- tion." An even more massive def- icit would probably hasten the emerpenry while decreasing the possibility (hat It eould be successfully overcome by tem- porary measures of any sort. (Herald Ottawa Bureau) nothing lo say in Die formula- tion of the regulation affecting the contracted hogs for our pro- operation. We arc just as confused as many others on the regulations as announced at Lethbridge, Burdctt nnd Taber. We do hope we've explained our .side satisfactorily. FF.KNANDO K. RICAl-'ORT. Saskatoon. mit'-jro (Km Williams, Kosroo judging from iho nnrralinn of Dim hop aRomenl, we cannot help but F. Gibb, Ken McDonald, rmce Jesperscn. Eric Lei fill nnd Cily of Medicine Hat nppreoiatf1 work. Our (headed by (Jin lion. Harry fervent prnycrs and hope is for Voiner, Aldermen Cioorge Davi- all hog producers lo son, Hugh HoLsher, llnrry Yuoill ndopt his sy.slom of manage- dud Peter Simpson, Cily inent. It's .scientific and Ilic, Hill Kcilh, and How nnly way (o poducc hot's pro- Island's oppressive progrcs- fitahly with minimum risk. C'on- sivc M.ayor Fred Mellon and grain In (.ions to Mr. Dimm! Mis would supply pregnant sows tn any legal and morally creiitivo endeavor demands hard work. Swine raisinp is no exception, Iirnrp jl's profilnhlf. (i hog pmdiirrr in V.T nro surr Afr. Dimm is rtm- icrsiinl wilh Ihe nilrs and rep- based upon Hie aiilhnr- ily and pursuant ID Hit1 provi- sions of Ihe Marketing of Afiri- Products Acl, I lie ling induslry. thn infoi1- nialion of Ihc piiSIu-, pcrmil us lo Iho pcrliiienl provi- sion.s Mliicli u'e Mihmit are U'ry rrlovanl to Ihc prosenl. case. iin1: "Sec. -T (.1) to provide rel- evant ediiralional JnformalJon lo conduct or ASSIST in Ihe carrying out. of sludies and rosoaiTli relating lo the PHO- DUCT I ON, MAHKIOTING. (DUALITY IMT'HOVKMf: N T find of pork produels." Conlrncls for the sale of (he regulated product shall 1m made hotwwn Ihc producer or oilier Authorized seller a.t Vcn- (he fanners ns.oofl sows at SIIV This statement i.s inac- rnraU1, and may mislead file reading public, especially llm well moaning grain ;nid linf: VVhal we slated v as, ico mil Dllijnatoh" roplacn the sows of our hog supplier conlnicUirs wilh gills guaran- Iced lo breed and farrow. We will replace, FIIF.K OK CIlAIUiK. any gills supplied hy us w h i c h uo! bear pigs. fair enough isn'l it? U'e fur- I her said nol sows wil.lim a period of Ihrce In fivo years. APPRKCfATION? Yes, Sir, Looking backward Timoucai THE HERALD of Txrlii- hnilRr arc hoklinfi n mass MicclinR lomorrow iit Kennedy Hall lo protest against Damage to Iho of approximately was) rionc (o I hn Ttonrrl nf Trade huilflinc on ttnll Gardens in an c.irly morning firo lodny. 1312 The children of Ccn- UK? lo ]'lin Ilic .street Ira] School in Cranbrook com- r.'irs across Ilic viaduct hridfic pleled Ilioir major war effort and lo formulaic plans for of Ihe year in n jionny earnival .sh-neling sii'jli n move and urg- ing the parly construction of Hie .snlm'ay. in their school Iinll which at- tracted about, five Inuidrod pucst.s. lus honorabls coimcikncn wilh progrcssivn pmlilnhln rior nnd lira processor ns pur- The Uthbridge Herald WM 7Lh St. S., LethbridRc, Albcrla IIEIULfc CO. LTD., Proprietors nnd Publishers Published 1905 -1954, by lion. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Mnll RcrjhtrnHnn Nn. 001? rmlicr of Thn dinndlnn PrMs nnil HIP Cnn.iilinn Nrwupnper Publishers' Aiwcintion nnd (he Amiil flurfiin rit Clrcwlnlloup Cl FO W. MOWHRS, Tdilor nnd PuNi'.hfr THOMAS H. ADAMS, Gnu-mi Mnnmier HOM Pll.t ING WILUAM MAY Miiniifllng LOtlor A'.-.oc Editor HOY MILES DOUGLAS K. WAI KFFl tiiivfrHsIng ErJiJorlfll Pflfjo Editor "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;