Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Wednesday, February M, 1973 Remember last year - Remember the Bargains We're doing it again - only bigger and better than ever! three day inventory reduction Thursday, 9 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 EXTRA - . to 5:30 p.m. ORDINARY SAVINGS See The Log Cutting Contest At Eaton's Thursday at 8 p.m. A log cutting contest, held in conjunction with the Lethbridge Community College's Chinook Winter Carnival will be held on the main floor, near the west entrance, on Thursday at 8 p.m. The star-studded contestants include Bob Babki, chairman of the Board of the Lethbridge Community College who challenges Tom Nutting, city manager, and Pat Webb, executive assistant to Dr. C. D. Stewart, president of the lethbridge Community College, who challenges Mayor A. C. Anderson. Directors of the College will also be on hand to compete against one another. See this exciting and unusual contest ... you'll enjoy it. Searchlight Demonstration On Friday 6 to 9 p.m. On Friday, February 16, Southern Alberta will have an opportunity to see, in operation, one of two six million candle power searchlights brought to Lethbridge for the performance "The Sight, The Sownd and The Fury". The searchlight and its own power source will be located at the corner of 4th Avenue and 6th Street South and will be in operation from 6s00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The searchlight is an ex-army anti-aircraft equipment used before the development of radar during the Second World War. The generator is also War surplus and lately was used in Los Angeles, California, by movie makers. Two of each will be used as the main light source for the unique performances which will recreate episodes of the exciting story of the people of Southern Alberta to whom the show is dedicated, with admiration. EATON'S Gandhi spirit gone? By BERNARD WEINRAUB New York Times Service NEW DELHI - Has the spirit of Gandhi slipped away from India? Last week the nation paid homage to the ascetic who sparked the passive - resistance campaign against British rule and led India to independence in 1947. One year later - on Jan. 30 - Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic who blamed him for the partition- of the subcontinent between India and Pakistan, Now, in the aftermath of A ceremony of floral tributes, chants and devotional music on the site in Rajghat, a section of northern New Delhi, where Gandhi's ashes are bur-ed, the question is asked virtually each day in the city's newspapers: Have Gandhi's . ideals somehow vanished from _ this poor, sprawling, chaotic! country? I "His strong plea for simple; living and for making the vil-� lage the center of reform and' development have been totally1 forgotten," sand an editorial in Shankar's weekly, a politically moderate journal. "The overriding passion to imitate the west has resulted in a loss of self-respect, even a kind of contempt for all that is Indian. Conscience is salvaged by wearing khadi or by collecting handicrafts." Kbadi are hand-spun cloths. In the motherland, the new-paper of Jan Sangh, the right-wing Hindu militant opposition party, a letter writer from New Delhi said: "Many leaders in our country claim to be the followers of Mahatma Gandhi. But have they tried to follow and obey Gandhi's teaching? Certainly not. "Gandhi led a very simple life. He used to wear a langoti (loincloth). He was taking the same food as the poor people were taking. But our ministers are living a very luxurious and comfortable life." The spate of letters, the editorials, the exhibitions on Gandhi underline the deep adoration -- and peculiar ambi-vances - about the most respected figure of modern India. Commentators in recent days speak with some unease, perhaps guilt, about Gandhi's relentless search for simplicity and truth, his selflessness, his yearning for an India whose fundamental tenets are freedom, equality and self-discipline. Newspapers grumble of marijuana smoking among the middle-classes, of increasing pornography, of corruption at all levels of government. The yearnings of Gandhi seem a bit remote even to a visitor who walks around the Birla house, behind Claridge's hote, in a sedate section of New Delhi, where the Mahat-' maji, or great soul, was murdered during an evening prayer service. Only - a handful of Indians ' wandered in shoeless, and stood for a moment before a simple plaque that marks the site of the assasiration. About 3 miles away, in Raj-ghat, on the bank of the Jamuna river, about half a dozen Indi-1 ans and a busload of American tourists' walked in silence! around the site of Gandhi's ^ tomb, covered with two mari-i gold wreaths. On the hill beside'", the tomb two bearded men in; white-cloth robes sat cross- � legged and silent, staring into! the distance. ; Outside the dusty gates there"' were postcard hawkers, chil-,! dren selling slides of Gandhi's'; tomb and an old snake-charmer� who played a pipe while a cobra swayed from a basket. Some of the tourists tossed coins.-The old man smiled. Royal Trust [ earnings up \ MONTREAL (CP) - Royal." Trust reports net earnings of '\ $13.3 million or $2.73 a share for* the year ended "Dec. 31 com-' pared with $10.1 million or $2.14 in 1971. Total assets under administration at year end were $12.6 billion, up from $11.2 billion at the previous year end. Net operating profit for 1972 was $12.5 million or $2.57 a share, excluding net gain of $825,000 on investment and disposal of premises. In assets, the company reports consolidated balance sheet assets of $2.1 billion, up from $1.9 billion in 1971. Estates, trusts and agency accounts totalled $10.5 billion compared with $9.3 billion the year previous.