Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE IETH3RIDCE HERALD _ Ihurlday, February 24, 1972 Peter Scandale Gaulliste frenchmen like Hie rest of us, love scandal particularly ivhen it occurs in high places. .It doesn't necessarily have to be concerned with sex either, us KrciH'h premier fhaban-Dalmas is now painfully aware. Air. Chaban- Uelmas is not in trouble with the Jaw. It's more a matter of ethics. The lacts are lairly simple. The I-'rench premier, who is reputed to aspire to the presidency some day, has paid no income taxes for four years. He has escaped these because of a law called avoir fiscal, which a shareholder in a corporation receives a tax credit based on the taxes the corporation has already paid on pro- fits before distribution. This is a sit- untion unique to France. In other countries corporation profits are taxed twice at source and by the individual shareholder. Mr. Chaban-Delmas had such a private investment reasonably modest, but nevertheless, in the eyes of the less fortunate, a considerable amount. IVo one really knows where the leak concerning the Premier's private finances came from, but minors are floaling around that lieu- tenants of his arch rival for the pres- idency of the future. Air. Valery Gis- U.S.-Cuba thaw? Fidel Castro hopes to get a fur- ther long term loan .from the U.S.S.R. for a very large sum nf money to help prevent the bottom from falling out of the Cuban econ- omy. It's none too soon to go calling on the Soviets, hat in one hand, hum- ble pie in the other. Fidel's total in- debtedness to the U.S.S.R. is in the neighborhood of three billion dollars and mounting year. He's reach- ed the point of no return unless he knuckles under to Soviet demands that he polish up his political and economic image in a style more in keeping with that of his benefactors. The fact is that Castro land Is no shining image for other Latin Am- erican lands to emulate. In spite of enormous amounts of Russian capi- tal pouring into the island, in spite of Russian on-the-spot technical assis- tance, in spite of capital expendi- ture on new roads, schools, power plants and so forth, no signs of real materiaJ progress are to be seen. U.S. sources say that the country is suffering "a gentle decline in mo- rale." Cubans are still seeking en- try into the V.S. in large numbers, a fact which can hardly have gone un- noticed in other Latin Ameri can countries. This brings up the question is the U.S. going to continue in its pol- icy of isolating Cuba under these changed circumstances, or will it sof- ten its attitude0 The OAS voted in 1H6M and 1907 for hemispheric and diplomatic sanctions against Cuba, virtually cordoning it off from its hemispheric neighbors and other na- tions of the free world. But the OAS solid front has exhibited cracks. Mexico has never applied the em- bargo, Chile gave it up when it elect- ed Communist president, Sr. Allende, Peru and Ecuador are showing signs of hesitation. Has Mr. Nixon noticed the thaw? Perhaps he's been too busy with more urgent affairs to notice the drips from the roof. But it might be a good idea if his army of advisers were to take due note. The possibility of Cas- tro exported revolution in the direc- tion of. the U.S. has dwindled, and that was the principal reason for the American attitude. Something might be gained by a warm-up, if it were to have the effect of counterbalancing Soviet influence, in other parts of Latin America. It's been rumored that Canada is considering joining Ibe OAS. We could hardly do so under the present U.S. directive. Only a glancing bloiv By Gregory Hales theme of upcoming education week is "Education Hits Home." Inherent in the notion of "education hitting home1' is a separation, a split, a gap between educa- tion (what goes on in schools) and home (what goes on outside schools, specifically in the child's This separation of education and the rest of a child's life is a serious problem. Over thirty years ago, one of the world's greatest leaders, Gandhi, stated that educa- tion must become co extensive with life. That is, that education must start at birth and cease only at death. Education should bo an integral part of life, Education should not be separated from life. And yet the very words "educa- tion hits borne" imply that there is a sep- aration, that education is something that happens apart from the social life of the child. Education, in fact, is so divorced from life that we have recognized the necessity of selling aside a special week during Ihe year in which to Iry and find ways in which "education hits home." It we were really accomplishing educa- tion for life, in the way Gandhi hoped, we wouldn't have to have this special week, For it would always lie obvious that educa- tion was hitting home. Education and life would bo a unit But we consciously and deliberately jcp- nnd keep separate education and learning from the rest of the child's activi- ties. We even go so far as to idonlify, con- struct, and staff special buildings for learning. This in itself is not a bad thing. The harm comes from the Altitude have, and that we infuse in the child's mind, that learning properly occurs in.sidc schools and under Uie instruction of one kind of person, Ihe leacher. Seldom do we make clear lo Ihe child that Ihe school is only one of a multitude of situations where learning and education occur and ought to DCCUT- Parents might ask their offspring ''What rlid you learn in school But how many ask "What did you learn on your hike lo the or "What did you learn or "What did you learn at Sally's Parents might ask "Did you have a good Lime at the river, or downtown or at but how many ask "Did you have a good time at Are Ihese questions never asked because it is assumed that nothing was learned at the riverboltom, or downtown, or at Sally's' Is il because of our altitude that learning occurs only in But none of us would argue lhal learning occurs only in school. And yet so often that is the altitude we convey. Perhaps we mean that file important learning occurs in schools. And yel who would argue that any particular science or social studies lessc.i is as important an educational experience as Ihe death of a pet turtle? Still, however, ue do holrj a particular dtlihjde toward schools and the education thai goes on in tlwsc schools which indicates that the bridge between education and life has not yet been constructed. And until thai bridge is built in. school education will not be an integral part of a child's living, il will not education for life. Until education and life arc unified, edu- cation will seldom "hit and (hen only a glancing blow. Gone into hibernation Jly UoiiS Walker wife nsked me recently how Pastor porinlended. The weather for many weeks Stanfield fears a tough foreign line card d'Kstuing, have found an left-handed way of support- in" llicir man. 'Hie whole Ihini' is causing a poli- tical furor particularly since Mr. Chaban-Dclm'as was elected on a re- J'orm platform including promises to eradicate inequities in society such as unequal discriminatory taxes. .Neither lie. nor Air. d'Estaing have made any progress in this direction. Labor imions are infuriated, French leftists of all shades aroused but the communist deputies have played it cool. All 33 of them have published their income tax returns, and not one of them has benefited from the avoir fiscal law. The premier was finally persuaded to appear in bis own defence on tele- vison. and reports indicate that he was ill at ease and totally unconvinc- ing. It all adds up to deep trouble for the Gaulhsts who are preparing for the first election without le grand Charles in 1373. The disclosures have given the leftist oppostion parties a propaganda windfall. The premier now epitomizes the inequities in the French lax system which favors shareholders at the expense of wage earners, and the opposition is certain to exploit the indisputable facts. QTTAWA As the new ami probably fiiuil session nf this Parliament opened. the outlines of Hie immediate litical future seemed In clicking into place like apples, oranccs and chcrrin.s on a slot machine. Click: Suddenly all k'ls an1 on a June election. Click: Unemployment and I he state of (lie economy crys- tallize ns the main issues of Hie campaign. Click: Relations between Canada and the United Stales emerge as an important sec- ondary issue. lint when tlie door clicks shut behind yon in the office of Opposition I.eadci1 Robert Stan- field, Hie clicking stops. In an interview on the eve o[ the now .session, Slanficld indi- cated Ilial many more pieces will hm1 to fall into place be- fore he is ready to place liis cun bcK In particular, he re- gards current forecasts of a "nalion.'ilist" or "anti-Ameri- can campaign as premature The Conservative Jeidcr is more than usually cautious right now in view of the im- pending announcement of Die government's long-awaited pol- icy on foreign ownership. Hut the conversation did provide a few clues to his eventual IP- sponse and u> the election I CAHNOf PIP IT WITH MY LITTLE (Jamble was Ihesc days. Six: said sbo missed reading about him. wasn't really conducive (a lhat activity. Dul one of tliese days 7 expect Pastor Well, Ihe fact is dial I'aMor (Iambic ('nmhle wi" sllr himsolf 01" nf lion in his study in Ihe church and ap- T Leffers to the editor Leave grass in forest reserves for wildlife In answer lo an article car- ried in The Herald regarding a "pay lo hum" scheme. This really .shows v, hat is most im- portant to many farmers. For years we have heard Ihe con- stant, cry of the farmer, "the litterhug hunters are killing our and Ihcy (the far- mers) arc having to feed Ihe wild animals. Now it seems, if you cross Ihcir palms wilh a few sih er shekels Iney can overlook Ihe garbage, and just maybe, hunters are not shoot- ing as many caltle as claimed. Amazing the difference money in the right places can make! If farmers re-ally believe hunters are shooting their cat- tle then why do they not tako them out of the forest reserve BEFORE the hunting season opens? Anyone who feels the farmers are sincere in [heir claim that so many calllc are shot by hunters should go into tlie forest reserve long after Ihe hunting season is open. There they could see for them- selves how many cattle are still left to graze. This is not just the odd stray, Ihere are large numbers and in many cases they are right along tho road. The farmer does nol leave his callle up high though, ho drives them down low so he can get them out when Ihe weather turns bad. This means in the late fall the callle are eating Die food supply our wild animals need during L h a winter- Visitor has no complaints about food hu.sn'l been .spending much lime out on Ihe pear on the sidewalk again. There's n Int. .sidewidk admiring Ihe addition lo his of painting yet lo be done above Ihe main Ihe conslniclion ot which be su- entrance. As a visitor fnni Sydney, Australia, f have been mnst surprised to read in The Loth- bridge Herald of tlie criticisms and possible boycott (now post- poned) of the Lclhhriclgc Com- munity College cafeteria. I ate in the cafeteria every day for a week (from the 7lh'lo lire Hth February) and found the food very good On no occasion wns I served "a frozen chunk of chili toast with the broad wrap- per still on il" (Lcthbridgo Her- ald lfi-2-72) and can only sup- pose that if this did happen, then if must have "a rum- ble of discontent" from one nf t h e cooking sluclcnl.s, with whom I fully sympathise. Down Under. Iticre arc no student complaints at Ihe com- munity colleges, because there arc no community colleges. In fact, in An.-'iralin, it is very dif- ficull lo follow a eimrsr- in any place of tertiary eduction un- less you are lucky enough to have, rich a very high 1Q combined wilh u .sort of low cunning, or arc- to bend yourself I'nr sevrrM years lo some .such eslablish- mont a< llu1 education depari 'The operalive word is Far tic il from jnr to onizo any group, espccinlly a group of people so friendly, r ,s p 0 n s i v o and charming, as I found, all Ihe students I mot at the Lelh- hrid.Kr- Cnminunilv College, bv describing to them how muoh heller off they are than their ins in a n o 1 h e r connlry. However, not all com- parisons are odious, especially if I hey lo an appreciation of the. problem, mom under- some evaluation and a slop nearer the solution. Bo'li sides "silling down for further talks Id assess Ihp situation" will no doubl accomplish some (if tlie above. Therefore, con- gralulaliuns. a n ;i dians. mi iiiiiiiiinining freedom lo lo seek unbiased opin- ions and to bring nlioiit im- provement. Know that Uicrc arc some places in (he world where such freedom is fast dis- appearing, and 1 am not refer- ring lo Uic Communist coun- tries. Meanwhile, may good digestion wait on appetite, And health on (Mac- beth, Act 3, Scene 4) Sec you in the fall, hopefully treat me lo a ham- burger? JOAN VAUGHAN-TAYLOH Businessmen get with it! On Monday, February 21, I was in stores; yes! t knew some were closed but not everyone floes. Several e u s I. o m c r s re- marked: "What a whaokcy They were righl. Crow up faster Lclhbridge! Open every day and one even- ing. The public has to bring Iho buck and it's the public lhal keeps the stores going! Lclh- bridge, is not on Ilic Trans Canada Highway and needs all the dollars it can get. So please, righl. now; slop being divided. Think more of your city and its growth and not yourselves. You ean .Mill have your day off and your .service, is not that good any- wnj. So nil Ihe apathy and get with the enthusiasm. The, growing pains arc, difficult but imlr-ss you home, unity you'll never il. If you have vision you will see what other cities' mistakes did and yel it's the old story. We will not see (hat which we do not wish lo sec! Competition is hard on you isn't it? Well, stand up to il llicn and be there when you aro needed. Realize too, the position you are in this city in Ihe weal- thy province of Alberta. Many shoppers here seem to come from areas around, and attract a few tourists, too, from the United States, I believe. You should cater lo them. Make them love Lclhbridge and wanl (o come back. Look (o your young slaying here. Can't they cany your banner when you hnvc readied your late years? Not. as Ihings go now. You will learn too little loo laic. Use the brains (iod gave y.iu. There are many fine people, here. Please make your voices heard. You all need each other and the sooner you learn il Iho belter. A CALGARfAN LfVIiVG IN LETIIBIUDiJE JIaybc it's lime n few people started looking at Ihe other side of the coin. Farmers are allowed to graze llieir cattle for a token amount spring, summer and fall in these re- serves Have Ihe farmers ever sat down to figure out just how much they do benefit from Ibis grazing privilege? There aro many cattlemen who could not run cattle it they could nol use the government land. II. is the squeaky wheel lhal gels the grease and wilh tho cattlemen's association alnays complaining I guess it is just lo be expected Ihey will get their way with no regard or concern for anything or any- one else. Some wildlife people are try- ing to encourage Ihe elk to come down and nol stay high and suffer such a high winter kill. Maybe if there was enough food lo come down lo (hey would. It is because of this I undcrsland an area in Ihe forest reserve has been set aside where callle are not al- lowed to graze. If is interesting Iliat while the cattle are not al- lowed to graze, hunting lias not been slopped. Which is Iho greater hazard to the wild an- imals? Should the farmer get his way and be allowed lo chargo for hunting and also have a say in what animals can be shot (hen we should slart a drive to keep callle out of the forest reserves complclely. L e t' s leave Ibis grass for the wild animals who also deserve a place of their own. K. CANNADY Lelbbridgc alignment that the Conserva- tives will adopt in relation to the moderate economic na- tionalism of the government and the "harder" position of the New Democratic Parly. "I regard foreign ownership as an important ho .said, "but I don't think that Ca- nadians have made up their minds precisely what they want. "I don't think it can be .solved satisfactorily just in terms of regulations or reslric- licns, although 1 think regula- tions and restrictions have a part lo play in it. We have lo lake positive measures as well as any regulatory measures lhal we might adopt. We have lo do much more lo encourage our own people. The Conservative leader's po- sition reflects the marked re- variations that are con- in Ihe Canadian re- sponse lo the question of for- eign omicrship. Every poll has indicated lhal support for con- trol and restriction of foreign investment is weakest in Slan- field's home territory, the Mar- itinies. "I would be very concerned Lhal we solve Ibis problem in a way lhat doesn't divide Can- lie said, "and that's to put a lot of emphasis upon the positive measures that we take. "I don't rule out some role for restrictions but I do say that if we just rely on restrictions, we're going lo divide UK coun- try." Cautious on Ihe general ques- tion of foreign investment, Stanfield moved more con- fidently during the interview in the field of Canadian-American trade negotiations. "The Canadian people are really being kept in ignorance on a mailer of very fundamen- tal importance (o he said, staling a critical position that will be elaborated in Par- liament. "I dcn't expect the govern- ment lo disclose pubb'cly what il believes its final bargaining position would be, but it ought to be frank enough with the people of Canada to indicate what proposals have been made and where matters now stand, "Recently we seem to have learned much more from Wash- ington lhan from Ottawa.1' Stanfield believes that there is "quite a strong desire in the country to see us stand up to Ihe Americans and not just cave in." He also said that Ca- nadians are worried that "gov- ernments in Washington and Ollawa may be putting the thing on ice until tlie election is over in countries, find then work out something cosy between themselves." In the long run, he sees the question ot access of Canadian manufactured goods to the U.S. market, as well as other mar- kets, as being of crucial im- portance. He shows more awareness of weaknesses in Canada's bargaining position than most cabinet ministers do difference of emphasis lhat could become more obvious un- der the pressure of an election campaign. "I think Lhal we could be bat- tered around pretty hard in short said Stanfield. "I Ihink lhat the Americans could find alternative sources of raw materials, and that we could easily overrate our short- term bargaining position. "Our ownership of tliese raw materials is a source of strength (o ILS, but I think we'd making a mistake if we Ihctighl we could use those to compel the United States lo re- verse itself, lo reverse its po- sition in Ihe short levm In Slsnfictd's opinion, it would be a mistake for Cana- dians to lose sight of the fact thai "one of our high cards is perhaps tlie desire of reason- able people in the United States lo have a good working rela- tionship with Canada as a norlbe.rn neighbor." (Tm-onlo Sliir S; iiilicalc) Looking backward What is the true story ,v THROUGH THE IIKR.M.D Canada's total pop- ulation is announced Ml. Misz-'lhe Hellevuc Kirsl Aid classes consisting of over ninety members held their nn- nua': first aid banquet. is no longer Ilic prcal Ibreat lo health in Ihe city of Ijclbbridgc which il used lo he before imnr.mizn- fion of (tie si'linol children was started in Only one cnse has hern reported since I mi. Itis: li.-itepayers in the I.elhhridpe Municipal Hospital District wilt he- given (he I'hance to vole upon the build- ing of a hospital which is rie- sipni'd lo provide (he lasl word in medical can1. Mr. Balla in bis Out- doors" gave us a pretty good nccounl of what Ihe fish and wildlife dcparlmenl did or did- n't do at 'fyrrell Lake. They want us lo believe Ihnl Ihere arc only Irotil. left in Ihe lake. I didn't mention Ihe H just lo make il, a nicer amount. How can anybody, whero I here is a low density of six fish per acres, throw in n row small nets nml bring oul aboiil seven per cent of Ihe whole fish pop- ulation, nol doing it only onco hill at least twice? This was done and T wonder why Ibis news was not men- tioned in that report. For tlie sake of all of us who helpi'd pay for some of lho.so fish nml who like lo fish in Tyrrell Lake we would like Iho true story. M.ll. Lclbliridgo. The Letlibridge Herald 7lh St. S., Lclhbridec, AlbcrU mDCiE HERALD CO. 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