Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monclny, Febtonry 14, 1975 Joseph Krafl, Global peace out of sight llri'iit cxpccUitiniis ;iri' currently being gcncnilecl by .Mr. rVixoii's I'orlh- Inp i'hiim. in spile of warnings llial nothing gtiarnnteeil to calm the turbulent mood ol the world can possiblv come of il. This is not In say that "clear Uic air conversa- tions between Hie president anil liis Chinese counterparts will be totally unproductive, lint those who ingen- uously entertain the notion that the U.S.-China-Moscow talks will be the stepping stone to a coming genera- tion of peace are bound lo be sadly disappointed. This sounds like the deep pessim- ism horn of disillusion created by continuing eruptions of violence, and conlinning Ihrcals of mure of the same which so I radically character- izes modern life. if is belter to acknowledge the truth, face the facts, than lo arouse unjustified hopes des- tined for destrnclion as soon as they arc born. As the threat of war involving the great powers and the nighlmare of nuclear holocaust diminishes, divi- sions among formerly cohc.-ive na- tions and peoples increases, due does not necessarily lead lo the other, but it is a certainly that the instance of revolution, of ethnic and racial vio- lence, is accelerating rapidly and the end cannot he foreseen for years to come. Animosities between smaller na- tions, religious hatreds which have formerly remained quiescent are er- upting everywhere. As the peoples of the less advanced nations become more literate, as they are exposed to the impact of modern forms of com- munication, the demand lur change accelerates. Hut peaceful change is an agonizingly slow process. Those countries and peoples which have heretofore been without hope of so- cial improvement now seek a place in the sun with Ihe more fortunate of the earth. They will not brook delay loo long and if they cannot get that lo which they believe and often rightly so they are entitled, they will force the pace whenever the op- portunity presents itself. It is (he rising certainly that small- er nations, and groups have within themselves Ihe power In disturb world peace and lo force their de- mands on those whom they believe to be their oppressors, that is the challenge of the here and now. II is a challenge not only to dem- ocracies but to the Communist na- tions as well. There will be more Croatlas, and a nationalist uprising in the Soviet Union itself is quile within the realm of possibility. Sporadic explosions of are the inevitable Hallmark of the 70s and beyond, and no settlement of differ- ences among Uie great powers can prevent them not yet. For this is the age of rising expectations and de- layed expectations are unsettling lo indn iduals and nations. Global peace is not just around the corner. It is an uneasy calm bound to be dis- turbed by the forces of discontent wherever they may be. Woes "down under There's trouble "down under." The Australian government has h o e n brought up short wilh the latest available figures on the economic state of the nation. Foreign capital has been flowing into Australia like a gusher in recent years. For the year foreign capital invest- ment, more than half of which is American, amounted lo over ten bil- lion dollars. The rest came from Hong Kong, Britain and Japan. Can- ada's share was fairly r.iodest, but at nearly S29 million it was signifi- cant. Nearly 670 million in dividends from these foreign based invest- ments leaves the country, and the Australians are becoming alarmed about il. (Australians are highly na- tionalistic, perhaps to a greater de- gree than Canadians are.) Prime Minister McMahon needs short term capital, but with what one correspondent calls a "sickly" economy there is a possibility that international corporations may be in- clined to pull out of this type of m- veslmenl. It's murky days ahead in Australia. If we could stretch a hand half, way around the world we'd grasp .Mr. McMahon's. If you find the an- swer, sir, please share the secret. v The Cast of characters The Howard Hu.shes autobiography mystery is moving so Fast that most people find it hard to keep up with atl Ihe parties involved. As a public service we .ire printing the east o[ charac- ters as they have appeared on the scene. Carry this program with you at all lime.s. Clifford Irving handsome, 41-year-old author of the book "Fake." who went lo McGraw-Hill and told them he had made a deal with Howard Hughes, the mysler- ious billionaire to write his autobiography. Irving's credentials were impeccable as lie lived on the island of Ibiza in Spain, where no one has ever been known lo Icll n lie. McGraw-Hill the prestigious publish- ing house which advanced sfioO.Of.'j for Hie book and said it would stake the inlecrity of the firm on l.hc authenticity nf the manu- script. Tlic joke around New York is lhat McGraw-Hill is thinking of changing its name to the Irving Trust Company Life magazine a prestigious niiigniMne agreed lo pay .S250.000 for Ihe zine right.s lo Iho autobiography. When asked why I hey Ihauulil they hud the real Ihing. a said, ''We're no Mod- ern .Screen. This is the Time-Life Corpora- tion.17 Modern Screen a movie fan which said when informed (he Hughes au- tobiography could he a forgery, "We're not Life magazine.'1 Oshorne, Associates a diMingiiished hondwriting analysis firm vhieh aMesled to the (act thai the correspondence in Mc- Graw-Hill's possc.ssion and the signature on tile checks mulched Ihose nf Howard Hughes. Business al the firm nas b e e u iloir fur Ihe p.iri dim: works F.dilh Irving Clifford In ing's linn I h wife. A Gorman-horn .Swiss whom Ihe Swiss police would like In lolk In con- cerning her role in Hie olfair. Al one point Irving said he would .sue anyone who linked her lo the in a Suiss bank. llulga R. Hughes no relation lo How- ard. The woman who opened an account in the Credit Swiss the name H. R. Hughes and deposited and withdrew the money Irving said he had paid to Howard Hughes. Mr. Irving has admitted his wife was Holga anrf therefore all lawsuits link- ing his wife and Helga have been called off. Hannah Roscncranlz the woman who opened a bcnk account after Ihe money withdrawn from Credit S'wiss and placed it in the Swiss Bank Corp., across the street. It is believed she is Edith Ir- ving and Hclga Hughes put together. Nina van Pallanclt a voluptuous Dan- ish singer wlH) says that Clifford Irving is in love wilh her and look her to Mexico with him when he said he met Howard Hughes. She claims Irving never left her side, which damages Irving's story, not lo menlion his relations wilh his wife Krlilli, as well as Helga and Hannah. Ann Baxter A blonde beauty who taught Irving scuba diving in Ihe Virgin [shinds, when Kdilh thought he uas laping Ilouard Hughes. Howard Hughes a voice on the '.Hi- pbone who claims lie never met Irving and has short fingernails and cuts his own hair. Hughes has promised lo have his photo- graph taken very soon to sltow people ho is .Mill alive, but magazine will not be asked lo lake the piclnro. Martin Ackerman Clifford Imng's of- ficial attorney who, after listening lo Ir- ving's story, bmvod out as counsel and .said. ''Irving needs a criminal lawyer'1 Idchard Suskind a researcher for Ir- ving who said he saw Hughes in a motel in I'alm Springs and Hughes gave him a dried organic prune. The only Ihing that can save; Irving from sure disaster i.s for .Suskind lo produce Ihe prune. (Toronto Run News Kmlcrl Slill logelhcr By DOUR Walker 'tMI Ihc numrrui.s friends- Kl.spelh prised when I find you two arc .still logrili- nnd 1 cncniiiilcrcd ;il Ihc African Ad- IT after Doug says in Iho fillers tm venture in Soiilliniinsler Mall Tmn the editorial "it's mv fVMiii.' "Vnu Tom, 'I in MII- duly (o stay with Trying to score points on Vietnam Sccrclai-y of State William Rogers uas due lo appear on 'Face (he Naliun" reccnlly minutes atler (he progriini completed a special interview wilh Xnan Thuy, the North Vietnamese ambassador to (lie Paris peace talks. Ho CBS arranged for the secretary to watch the Commu- nist diplomat in the studio be- fore his own interview. Bui Mr. Rogers wanted no part or dial arrangement. He arrived at the studio after the Xuan Thuy interview was un- derway. He went to a dressing room, Iliwigh lie could have been made up m the studio while watching die program, lie entered (lie studio only a few mimilcs before Xuan Thuy went off Hie air. Thai deliberate, almost osten- tations, effort not to know the posiliim "f the oilier side is a perfect symbol of where the peace negotiations stand now. Neither Washington nor Hanoi is framing matters wilh an eye toward engaging the other. On Uic contrary, the two sides arc now bidding against each other to score points with Jaliia Jungle THAT'S WMff WRE WATMWG NOtf OLD ADELINE WAS HER. .GREAT-GXANDMOflfEK- PLAVS Born ROLES -RENHIE is AND FATHER OF VOMG IS MARRIEO 7O THE DIVORCED WIFE OF MS STEP' SO THAT MAKES HER MOTHER youu jusr HAVE to PAY tetters to the editor A new type of union is long overdue in our society The procedure of furnishing information to fliers was going on Jong before there were .so- called air traffic controllers. The work was done quite effi- ciently by what were called dis- patchers or even just plain ra- dio operators who worked for less than one quarter of the wage an air controller now re- ceives. Canada has an excellent record for its rarity of airport fatalities and this is due mainly lo our Canadian pilots have had, and still receive, Ihc best of training. The role of the air controller has been grossly exaggerated by our newspapers and certain fiction writers until I his body of men Jias acquired a very dis- torted picture in the minds of the Canadian public. As to being under severe mental stress, there arc only two airports in Canada which compare in any way with larger American or some Euro- pean airports. These arc Mon- treal and Toronto and these have their slack periods. The average city has driver is un- do far greater stress for more hours at a lime as air control- lers deal witli well-trained per- sonnel only. The bus driver lias to compete all during his shift kooks and endeavor to k e o p a schedule in spile o f their driving anlifs. The tactics of Ihc conirolli'is in llu-ir recent "no allcrn.'i'ivo1' .strike resulted in thousands of working people going without Ihcir day's pay anil no way of recouping Ihcir This, of conr.sc, docs not worry unionists uho arc on strike and quitfi willing to sec their fellow workmrn si nrvc as long i thoir ,sdfi: h demands aic nH. Uur government could avoided this shut-down hy call- ing on Ihe HCAF lo at least parli.'ilJy man !he pn.sl.s m key airports. However, in ils iiMial disregard for UK; effect of this slriki; on Ihe people ulmm it. IlKorclically rt'pi'CM'ms no ,ic- liun wa.s Inken in Id most of demands. We now have an airport tech- nicians strike, inspired hy the .success of Ihe con I rollers strike, but this hopefully should not cause the shut down of any airports. Although working on, or in the vicinity of, Canadian airports for the past Hi conse- cutive years, 1 was not aware of Ihe existence of this body until advised of it by our news- papers. As a ruJc they ivere referred to as maintenance men or the electricians by other Airport personnel. At one time unions perform- ed a very valuable function in our society in regard lo the struggle of the working man for any degree of equality. Now membership in a union is al- most compulsory and anyone who joins these unions must give up Lhcir fight to freedom of .speech and action. The main object today is not to protect the members or train them in a craft but to make sure that their dues are paid in time and that they join in the usual un- reasoning greed inspired by their leaders. A new type of union is long overdue "in our society which is continually harassed by the selfish antics of our present unions. G, W. LEE. Milk River. Need alternative lo grains policy 1 believe that the impor- tance of the upcoming public hearings on a national grains policy cannot be overempha- sized. The scope of Ihe ramifica- tions of existing farm policies is very far-reaching and should be an area of concern to all people in our nation. All persons concerned w'ilh Ihe future of rural Canada, thai is, the farm population as well as the people involved so- cially, economically, or in ad- ministrative roles within mral ccnlres, as well as urban sec- tors of society that would be adversely affected by a rural or urban population shift, should consider making their views known nt these hear- ings. We can no longer tolerate a situation where a handful of comfortable bureaucrats are allowed to plot the desliny of millions of people, as Ihey have in Ihe Federal Task Force Re- port on Agriculture, without Lord of clay? On December '22 I no! iced a review by Ixniis Burke of a book by Irving Werslem. The Supremo, on Ihe career of Ad- miral Lord Louis Mouniballen or Karl M o u n I. h a f I e n n[ Burma, to give you his full ti- tle. The reviewer referred to Lord Louis a.s, and I quote, "As pond a German as any wore a British uniform and Mlcd in an and .iKjiiri "The. ivrilcr keeps ils new Mouin1 batten lie fore ils reader at all times, only occa- sionally raising Ihe IORS of his ]ontf pants to show just iiiipJil be I races of day feel F do not think anyone who has read history, or lived through the two World Wars will Hunk of Louis as having feet of clay. His lather, who was first sea lord nt the outbreak of war in Corrcclum The Tlorald recrel.s dial in the process of pulling into type a leller to the I'dilor a portion of n .sentence was missed. Tills naliirnlly dislorlcd Ihe sense of what had been wrillrn. In Ihe Icllor liy Anne and Brian Lloyd (It is clear lhal nolhing is clear in I'Vh. Ill Ihe sentence .should have "Aniilhcr fad: imlispntaWy, discriminalion anil mamlmnR Inn p lnnn lii'en oxerlcd agains! Ihc CATlioi.lC M1XOHITY, AS IS N'OW WI'I'NUSSHU HY TIIK IN.lliSTICK OK the internment laws." 1.014, wa.s rcrhiiuly a British subject nnd Lord Louis joined Ihe rtoyal in lhat war and served Ihroughoul as a Midshipman and Sub-Lieut., and uas a Captain UN when the .Second World War broke oul. For 21 months be led the Deslroycr Klotilla in Ihc II1IS Kelly, which was mined and torpedoed during Ibe bat- He for C'relc on Hay when she turned over and sank wilh her guns slill liring. Few- er Mian half Ihc crew survived the .sinking and machine-gun- ning by (Jcnnan aircraft of Ihose in Ihc walcr. bill Lord Louis was among Ihe sur- vivors. Aflcr commanding UK; aircraft carrier Illustrious he was appomled Chief of Com- bined Operalions. For Iwo years be commanded Britain's famous ''.Mingle the .MUi, which .swept Uic Jap- nnesn forces out of Rurma, leaving of their dead behind them. lie took the sur- render of Ihc .Japanese forces al. Singapore, lie is a past president of Ihc Rrilish Com- monwealth Service league, which includes Ihe Hoyal Ca- nadian Legion and is slill ae- livr m Hie inlcrcsls of service men of lite Commonwealth. (i. KKNNCTII WATTS. Mhhridgc. these people having Ihe oppor- tunity to express their views. The grains policy hearings will provide us with Ihe means through which affected people can participate in the formula- tion of policy. Thu whole agricultural eco- nomy revolves around grains, their production, use, market- ing, and pricing. The success or failure of our livestock industry depends on a sound grains policy. Farm organizations have n moral obligation to provide an allernative lo existing govern- ment policies thai do nothing to encourage rural rcpopula- tion. WILLIAM (BILL) DASCAVICII, Mnndarc, Alberta. public opinion. The hour has come round for the excuse-makers and apologists, the propagandists and assas- sins of truth. The best sign of what the Communists are up to is the revised two-point program they submitted at the Paris peace lalks. The two conditions for peace and return of American prisoners are the immediate resignation of Presidnel Ngu- yen Van Thieu plus total and unconditional withdrawal of all American forces at a date to he set by the United States. Xuan Thuy, In his interview, said that proposal contained "many tilings new and flex- ible." In a pig's eye. Those points arc hackneyed and rigid. They are put forward almost entirely as bait for those Americans who waul to believe a slight change in Ihc administration position would yield peace. In fact, Iho Communists know very well thai no American administra- tion could force President Tliieu to resign except in the context of some fair and orderly ma- chinery for picking a successor. Moreover, under questioning, Xuan Thuy made it plain that the issue was not simply a suc- cessor to Thieu. lie said lhat oftcr President Tliieu resigned Ihe Saigon regime "should give up ils warlike policy and stop ils policy of repression, aban- don its apparatus of terror and oppression, disband the concen- tration camps and free all poli- tical prisoners." What thai means, in plain English, is that .Saigon should roll over and play dead so that the Commu- nists could lake power. As lo what Ihe adminislra- lion is up to, Ihe telllale sign is the spale of public state- ments on a subject once kepi super-secret. President Nixon led off wilh a dramatic TV broadcast where he broke both a new 8 point proposal and Iho news of Henry's Kissinger's part in the negotiations. Dr. Kissinger followed with a While House briefing, held, for once, on the record and in pub- lic Al the centre of the E-point plan is a scheme for free clcc- lions in South Vietnam which the administration knew very well the olhcr side was bound to reject. But when some Dem- ocrats, including Sen. Edmund Muskie who is in the lead for the presidential nomination, ventured to propose some alter- nate possibilities, Ihc adminis- tration let loose its full fury. Secretary Rogers went at Ihe Democrats in a press confer- ence and on "Face Ihe Na- tion." While House press secre- tary Ronald Zieglcr. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird. Sec- rclary of the Interior Rogers JUorton, and Sen. Robert Dole, the Republican national chair- man, all joined in the punch-up. Then H. R. Haldeman, Ihe presidents inside confidence man, who almosl never goes public, wcnl on the "Today" .show and charged lhat Demo- crats criticizing the president's proposal were "pulling parli- sanship above peace" and "consciously aiding and abet- ting the enemy." Whal those charges are all about is not in doubt. The ad- ministration has done wilh en- gaging Ihe other side in nego- lialions for the time being. For now anyway, il is trying to make agamsl the Democrats Ihe kind of flag-wrapped patrio- lic issue Mr. Nixon ha? so of- Icn favored for political cam- paigns. Who will win this contest to misrepresent mailers lo Ibe American Aolcrs is imi. now clear. Bui one consequence is virtually ccrlain. For (he months ahead (here is almost ccrlain to be hard fighling and no peace in Southeast Asia. (Field Klilcriiriscs, Inc.) Looking backward THROUGH THE HERALD Members of the North Lclhbridgc Ratepayers Associa- tion are divided on Ihe mailer of widening 131 h Sheet Norlh lo one, hundred feel and Inns Riving the city one through, thoroughfare. A petition is bc'ng circulated and signed by thoso whose property would be af- fected by Ihe change, Kolnrians arc to fi- nance a summer camp for un- derprivileged hoys. The camp v.ill he under Ihe supervision of I lie boy's secretary of the YMCA. Heavy damages re- sulted from a disastrous fire early on Saturday night at tho Blairmore Iron Works. Jfl-52 I'atriolK: pagranliy, allraclively si aged and well presented, enjoyed hy an audience nf Mirce thousand peo- ple al Ihe Lethbridgc Arena last night for (lie Grand Vic- lory Loan rally. A lolal nf l.llllG blond donors have been signed up in cuiTon! business ard inrlus- Irial canvass which is being coivluctofl in the cily hy I ho local The Herald 50-1 7th St. S., Lcthbridge, Alherla LETimiUDGE HERALD HO. 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