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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 17, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 25 Thistle 'war' From Page 20 The Bains then spent several years in Yorkton and Calgary before re settling in Lethbridge a third time. In Grade six by then, a young Conrad took two years of schooling at Central. "Almost nothing is he says upon learn- ing Central has been torn down and replaced by a modern library. But Mr. Bain lived in Southern Alberta long enough for the, marvels of a chinook to become etched forever in his memory. In fact, upon arrival he saw the arch and predicted to his wife that the weather would warm up the next day or so which it obediently did. Although he is now an American citizen and makes his home in Manhattan and Belair, he says he "still feels very connected to .His parents and his two brothers (one of whom, Bonner, is his twin) live in Edmonton. Mr. Bain was last in Lethbridge in 1964, but he says it was just a brief, 'passing through' visit. "There wasn't a, national consciousness in Canada when Hived here. I have a suspicion about the whole idea of nationalism although national pride, Canada's desire to be a separate country is admirable. I guess I just feel people are people, wherever they live and I don't like to make so much of divisions between countries." Failed potatoes or not, Mr. Bain as we all know made it to Broadway. And if there's ever a play about a struggling embittered farmer; he can bring just the right nuance to the lead Alaska Indians to visit China CRAIG, Alaska (AP) Nine youngsters from this Prince of Wales Island fishing village are excited about a school holiday outing that begins Monday three week trip to China. "I think this trip will definitely change my said 16-year-old Kelli Cooper. "I .will be seeing a whole different world." Kelli is one of the students, aged 10 to 18, who is taking the trip to broaden horizons CAREERS BOOKKEEPER ACCOUNTANT We require a qualified person to fill this posi- tion in our Medlcjne Hat dealership. Applicants should have experience in Automotive or Agricultural bookkeeping systems. Salary negotiable. Please "apply in writing to: BARRCO EQUIPMENT LTD. 403-33rd St. North, Lethbridge Attention: MR. P.P. WILDE EXECUTIVE CO-ORDINATOR POSITION: Manager of the Travel and Conven- tion Centre of Southern Alberta. Promo- tion of tourism and conventions. LOCATION: LethbrTdge, Alberta SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications with detailed resume will be accepted until March Please direct all applications to: Mr. Steve Kotch, President Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta P.O. BOx 986 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2 REAL ESTATE NEW AND USED HOME SALES Well known Western Canadian Home Builder Is presently forming a Real Estate Division in Lethbridge. The applicant will sell our new homes, as well as have access to M.L.S. listings and sales of used homes. The applicant is presently, and has been for at least two years, an associate salesman member of the Lethbridge Real Estate Board. Upon employment, the applicant will represent our Company as an "Associate Designate Member" with the Lethbridge Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd. Our Company offers an exceptionally high Com- mission structure, plus other generous benefits. We place high value on Salesmanship and Management Potential. All applications are held in strict confidence. Interviews will be held about February 20, 1975. Please send resume to: Box No. 8 Htrald Armed Forces Battle Inflation (On March 31 of each year) Defence Department. Budget -2 Billion Dollars- -1.5- 69 70 71 72 72 73 73 74 74 75 15% Defence Budget _ as Percentage of__ Total Federal Budget Henry pushes Germans toward power role Elite force more economical Defence Minister James Richardson proposes to cut the size of Canada's inflation-hit armed forces by letting recruitment lag. The minister says he intends to create a smaller well-equipped elite force. However, some top officers disagree with Mr. Richardson's solution to the problem of increasing costs. Gen Jacques Detraze, chief of defence staff, says he feels the forces cannot perform efficiently with less than autherized strength. Graph shows the strength of Canada's armed forces, both autherized and 1970 to Sept. 30, 1974. Despite the re- duction in strength over the last few years, the defence department's budget has risen to billion for the 1974-75 fiscal year, from billion in 1969-70. But although the department is spending more, it is receiving less of the total federal budget in percentage terms. beyond this isolated communi- ty of about 500. Some of the youngsters, most of them Tlinket Haida Indians, have never been the Alaska mainland to visit a doctor or dentist. The trip began as a dream last year. Social studies teacher Bonnie Dougille, a world traveller before she settled here five years ago, decided that a visit to China would make an intriguing field trip. RCMP inquiry mechanics open Judge Marin's eye By JACKE WOLF VANCOUVER (CP) Heading the federal inquiry into RCMP procedures has changed Rene Marin's perspective on courtroom traditions.' The slightly-built judge of Ottawa-Carleton's county court Has also served in magistrate's and provincial courts and as special assistant and co-ordinator to the federal law reform commission in his nine years on the bench. He says that as a judge lie entertained only occasional doubts about the validity of the defence-prosecution adversary system, of" swearing-in witnesses and of preserving the court's dignity through rigid formality. Now, based on his ex- periences since the judicial in- quiry into the RCMP began last summer, Judge Marin says the adversary system may not only be archaic but probably impedes justice; in- sisting that witnesses swear an oath does not improve the odds of eliciting the truth; and maintaining rigid formality ensures not dignity but a sub- tle form of discrimination through nervous in- timidation. Inquiries are usually con- ducted in the chambers of courthouses. But when the commissioners considered the nature of this internal and external manifestations of RCMP at- titudes and courtroom setting was eliminated. "It is absolutely impossible to have private hearings, where you ,can go and not attract attention to your presence, in a Judge Marin, 39, said in an interview. "It is very difficult for members of a police force to to go to a courthouse where they have'colleagues and superior officers and not attract attention. "We also felt that from a public viewpoint there might be some inhibiting factor in a courthouse. If you go there complaining that as a result of police action you were im- properly brought to court, then you have to go back to the same courthouse to tell about your complaints. "We thought the motel ac- commodation (which the in- quiry has used across the country) would lend itself to less formality." Once the anonymity of a hotel setting was decided, the question of security arose. As in most courts, it is assumed that a judicial inquiry needs the services of a bailiff to fend off more linruly observers or participants. Given the nature of the in- quiry, Judge Marin said many advisers warned that the wrong type of person might be attracted to the hearings. "But you can't expect RCMP members to testify when the hearing room is crawling with officers on he said. Having dispenses with bailiffs and courtrooms, other decisions to loosen formlity came naturally. Without an elevated bench for the commissioners and a witness box for those testifying, it made sense that witnesses should sit before microphones instead of standing and shouting to be heard. By CRAIG R. WHITNEY New York Times Service BONN West Germany, long accustomed to a comfor- table international role of be- ing an economic giant but a political dwarf, is increasing- ly being asked to assume a position of greater leadership in a time of economic crisis. There has been embarrass- ment here about flexing German muscle, but it has become possible since Willy Brandt came to terms with the. Communist states to the east, liquidating much of the postwar mortgage over the Bonn republic. He gracefujly expressed his country's contribution for the past, but also partly overcame it, leaving his successor, Helmut Schmidt, with fewer inhibitions about using economic strength for political ends. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been asking for a more active German role for some time. No Western strategy for dealing with the manifold problems of the oil price crisis will work without German participation and German money, and that is why he visited this weekend to talk with Schmidt. His briefing to the German leader on the results of his current Middle East mission is no simple diplomatic courtesy. Germany has been playing a foreign policy role of moderating between American and French ideas about dealing with the related issues of the Arab world and the oil price problem, and could be called upon to do it again. And Kissinger, who in German eyes is the sole voice of American foreign policy, has to talk with Schmidt because the, German leader, much more than his predecessor Will Brandt, reserves the power of decision on most important problems of foreign and economic policy to himself. A dynamic personality with he considers himself the leader of a "great power." has serious domestic politic.. i state elec- tions and if the trend con- tinues, he could be virtually crippled by summer. But that does not affect the German gold and foreign ex- change reserves, he may think it is hard to overestimate Ger- many. for davs because of their countrles to PaV recession: "Are we becoming a world power the Germans ask it timidly because of their past. The dis- grace of war crimes com- mitted before and during the last war, and of their defeat at the end, is what has prevented West Germany's political power from matching its economic strength over the past two decades. Schmidt is uncomfortable with the question. "f see a certain he said in 'an interview not long ago, "in the fact that some Americans are inclined to overestimate the role and the capability of the federal republic." And he denies that dependence on expensive oil. Schmidt is really the only man in the Bonn government who can say yes. MOTORS and APPLIANCE MOTORS Available Best Prices All Types! Fair-field Appliance Services, Ltd. 1244 3rd Ave. Phone 327-6684 MOBILE HOME SALVAGE Carbert. Howe. McKeen Adjusters Ltd. 1014 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge Are receiving bids on the salvage of a 1969Detroiter 10' x 50' Mobile Home For further information Phone 327-5788 during Office Hours yeais madeeasiet Rrst Canadian Retirement Savings Plan Burst Canadian Retirement Savings Han helps you plan far your leisure years. Retirement can be the time of your life. But you have to plan for it now, while your earning power-and probably your expenses-are high. 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