Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE 1ETHBRIDCE HERALD Wedntldoy, January 3, 1973 President and press Bv Tom Wicker, New York Times commentator A significant anniversary i: may have received lii'.le in ihe world's press, aa anniversary occurred Dec- SO. Thsr marked the 50ih l.riiu-sy of ihe Union oi Soviet So- 'Republics, the 8.5 million rr.ifes and 150 million people called Russia. in ihe first Congress oi in to consider oxer the plans, drawn uo iv a certoir. Joseph Vissariono- v.jh Srjiir., the Ccmr.iuriis7. carry's secreiary general, tor 'xe fed- or the four Soviet Republics .RiLssiar. Ukrainian. Byelorussian and Trar.scaucasiani that had emerg- ed from the 1917 Revolution. It was on rccember 30 that Stalin's plans were -xnlly approved, and the U.S.S.R. ir.to being. The event received scant notice elsewhere: the Russia ci that day v .is net thought to be of any great Constemation over Bol- rolltical excesses had pretty v and ncighboniig stales h n r-jciistorned ILL not :o existence of the i.: v militarily and Siill fresh in memory was the of Russian arms in the 1904-05 wrj Japan, ar.d the even more crushing defeats inflicted by Germany in 1914. That there had been i-tile military recovery vas evident frc-n the 1920 conflict vcith Poland, v hich ended "ith the ceding of Rus- ierrltcry with four million popu- Eccr.omicaHy the U.S S.R. was a 5'._li case, ur.able even to feed Tr.at very year, its bitterness ever the Allies' armed intervention in 191S. the Rus- sian soviet had accepted inassix e fairjne relief from L'IC hated capita- list nations, principally the U.S. to keep millions of people from starving. Iri the next decade or so. the world found litile reason to revise its 1922 assessment, as successive five year plans came and went, appearing never to match the bombastic claims with which each was announced. But gains were being made. Iv and calnfully, often at terrible cost, a mighty industrial and mili- tary rower was built. Today, the U.S'.S.R. is truly a super-power, riv- alled only by the United States. As Russia's military and economic power has grown, she has become a loss and less comfortable neigh- bor. Time and again her veto has stymied the best efforts of the United Nations. Confirmed in her military strength by the events of the Second World War ar.d her possession of an unmatched nuclear arsenal, she reg- ularly and confidently defies world CDlmon, as witness her actions in FiiliLrd. Ktir.csrv. Czechoslovakia en :he emergence c: this ne-v. part European, pan Asiatic super-power, so often at odds with. most of the non-Communist world. Es- pecially in the opinion is mixed as to whether Russian pro- gress in the past 50 years has been a gocei or a bad thing. But good or bar.. :here can be r.i cenyir.c that its effect or. the cf '.he world has been profound. So. while this arLTiverrarv may not be cf the sort that is celebrated with marks a Sigmf.cant event in the history of this planet. Make rinks bigger V.'-lth outdoor skating already off to a start it is immediately toddlers and grown-ups are ciir.g to take full advantage oi the r-titdcor nnks created by the city. Parrcnization has been especially by youitg hockey players leave Little room for the ortLn- ary skaters. One wonders why at the Gyro Park, rach small outdoor rink was de- veloped when the expanse of the park invited a mammoth outdoor skating area, or several smaller ones, 'me number of children living in the neighborhood warra_-.ts a much larg- er rink to say nothing cf the acuiis who .vciiii a leisurelv skate. The str.all r.r.k nc--.v developed is but a drc-p in the hucke: compared to the large rink required to sendee, the nee-is c: this area. The benefits cf crowd-free skating would more than compensate the minimal extra cost cf creating several adai- t.onai rink; i." this ciry-cer.tred loca- tion. ANDY RUSSELL Change on tlie prairie PARK Li the old ays, tie Indians knew they were a par; f ie earth along the buffalo, an re- ore. sheep deer they hurled. The IZI was the Greac Lie ear'.h was he mother and the water, the juice chee For -TEC ;i net rtiighi: "in, the eanh ar.d he u me To Lheni i; :isy to understand. They drank the warer, in i: :o themselves and the sui. thus a part f "I'.e Because or the on :re in fror.t oi the "_d in Lr.e grest vateys be- the rir.ie. they were c..: behind carrying var.ous belor.gir.gs. ?lixed them were the children. ar.d c'-.gs fcearinj packs and pu-iir: tracts, More carriers brought up the rear. small game -s-as jumped a r. d the women were hard to keep order. A jackrabti: sprung; from its hide a: close range a terr.Dtaiion fe-v dees can O'.-erlcok, especially wren accompanied hy children, and at such moments there btclam. An dit-g can shed its pack in seconds, scatterir.2 ;t across the So rr.o'.ir.- Ln the old days was V, i a horses descenders c: lest br Scar.ish expiortrs anc seu'.ers viihin ITL-O decades their wa-.- of life wer.: through charge. Tr.ey became cru'i- ins frcn1. p'.ace place with their s-cn arc gereraiiy ceve'.oc_-g the proud, ;ecp-le hzr.or.ass lii-. azrcr.n: ir.z fines; airy cf :he -.vor-d. cane :o te horses, arc because cf individual c: :he rich ard hands, the horser-en the voric cress fashioned c-11-.vcri-: ar.d cixo-'izl dyes ard c'.a-.s ar..i sheds. cf tr.e hur.ter cu: i f.rure on rds horse, ail decl-.ed cot v.ith and finer.'. Such ear'v ar- as Rernir.cton and Russell capt.urtd him weil on their car.vas5es. 3y m.er: hac ir.varied iheir cor.pie'eiy ar.d the I.v.ians largely cor.iir.ed :o re- placed their Lravois ar.d when travelling across the piaxs ore o: these era ATI by a r-nir r-f bony the Ir.dian farr.- a.s a 1.1 'he v-.-orr.en dressed their- ?e.'.T tbe Lab-or :os in :n at- -1- rs> f.r. i "f- Tr.e prune minister's cevel- ormer.i of a strong urufied for- eign policy among the three Commonwealth co-urstuhes in Pacftc region Austra- lia. Xevi- Zealand (Australia's market for manufactur- ed produce' and Fiji "111 be reinforced u-ith close ties vrith Patt-ua G'uinea. cue to self government next December. K? vrlil rente the stecial recuirernents v.-hicn igainst colored Commonwealth from Canada and Ne-.v Zealand. This desire to achie'.e for A'us-uralia greater Lncependerit stature has ca'usec Jlr. brr. to declare that it is time for A'istralia to have a nation- al arthem and he proposes to ir.-.ite the Aitstraban people to rartlcipate til selecting one. of the Australian not the nt'usical tu-stes f: tb.e Socond. sho'ul-j elevll'.'n railic-s of Australan ra-.e teen tai-ti-.a the A'ustrahar. national Letter Gift o! child fo'A' vesys arn v.o sdopt At Iha; ti.T.e I waj-.i ;T the girl who had :or 'L c-sy Xo.v I ani quests com- has been a: v.ork trying to AustrtLian iden- Some c: the more are seei-r.g a new Hag as v.cll. ty re- jrao'.-lni the Union Jack from the grouping oc the Southern and the seven pointed representing the states ar.3 territories of A'js-.rtLia. and pv- i: some other Nlr. is bj: c-ne of the 70 Der cent of Aostraaans of aU ages and sexes who a purely Australian anthem. move wilil gain greater impetus r.o.v that he is prime mi-jster. C-rxi Save 'i-.e Queen is deiirjte- ly in disfavor. It is not Aus- traiia's anihem. any- way. Unril tjr? Advance A'lstraiia Fair v. as generalV accepted as ti.e country's urof- ficial anthem to the extent that it was played in movies and stage arxi at concert's. The British anthem had resur- gence c'---L-lrg ihe Second Wcrld War and it seems to have been reluctantly acireoted in the ab- sence of a suitable alternative. Australia Day. slated for tr.em committee rc-r.es tn cor- rect that situaticn. From -WJ en- tries it has selected ten ne--v recosmrec ctve Aus- a list of 14 t.? from. Arlvarce Australia Fair seems to be favorite A rrrvev in Queens- land and -H rer cent Xe v South Vales. Valtzins Mati'ca Fto-frJ' b.'-'ilv oriv five per f-n- in Xew South Wales ar.d rao e Tr.e is of '.JTJCS by C. J. lon ;.'i miic by C. '.and v. here Arc -.r.-.h a tho'jyarxl eye.-." Tr.e olhc-r ton follow Ihe puulclxes words Letter Ungracious yielding I by station CJOC the of the program Sesame I do, however, question the manner mid icne cf that an- nouncemer.t by ihe siatba Eisa- ager. Hoir much be'ier. It ;o me, ii have been if tha management had Uaued a sim- ple statement the prwrrara's return. CJOC'f sister srauon in Cai- gsry did. Instead, the asrer here had to coup'.e hi; E-- no'jncemen: an overly de- fensive ar.d maudlin of considerable azd As a ccn- jequence. ihere are a n-iT.ber of assertions mace by the man- ager cf CJOC iha: no; go It is r.K true, as Mr. Brwci that CJOC a pri- net. especially to the public. Radio and uons are suby-ct to govern- ment teener- ar.d regulaii'n through the CRTV. Tre cr.nr? licer.cirig prootK Is a c1: reeuUaon ivrich in i_- a formal a-'- fcnow-lec'perien: o: ar.d for the ager oi staucr. C-JO-r to sug- gest otherwise is It iras to watch >L-. BrvT.ra ID ihe efforts of the Scs- aine Strw: group by so cavalierly a pection some (not 10 CTO, ss he ca tbe feeble grounds Lhat ihere may have been duplications. Me also asserted that most pecpla didn't know what thev signing. I; is doubu'ul iiw duplicate sgnsni-es to any sgoifjcart nu-nto- ard I doubt very seriously that people were ignorar.t of v.-a: tiey were signing. He ed to further beli-le the Eine Street grwrp hy irj'errlr.g tiat they hacr.'t the JDOO! to picket the proper p'ice. I can ESS'jre Mr. Brmvp. there Kets no error, for hi; c-f- F.ces are Seated at the Tnird Avervue sl'.e and the loei- c-1 choice for focusing public !t lo that it was a bl: tlwatr-L-al to suggest, as Mr. Ero'.ra did. 'that he had been assailed ar.d harassed. He to participate in public ir.eeiings and his called from time to u.T.e for The man- trerr.e-.t seemed resentful that ar.y should be sourh: cf and left th-e imprcs- iha: :he whole affair was :L; 2 affront. rr.e manager gracious, or un- It does feem curicas that Uw should conclude the Sesame Srreet affair on Euch a porsor.al and negative note. Ii seems to nie that the foraancn oJ a in response to a pro- p-am chance P' a local TV sta- tion. is a posi'ive affirmation of conceal. The group ;ha: evolved :o save Sesarr.e is in the best of demo- A: first, the :o thnist lite e toral'y on the CRTC. but th.15 Kv.st-.fd the CHTC arc the documents n-.ude cuite clear that it was a local r.au'er. decision. It was cr.ly ii'.f: repeated ar.d C'.xkes tha; the group de- cic-i-d it was necessary' to a'.ieniion through a pic- I: q-ul'.e appaien; that In the absence of public res- ponse the earlier decision to drop the pro-am would have remained in. effect. I; has been in response to and a conse- qufr.Ct' of public pressure that Sesame S'.ree: has remmed Tne station is to be conunenoled for reversing its earlier deci- ia response to public de- Hopefully, this concern of the viewir.: public for quality pro- ing can be sustained and f'uriher derived. DR. EDVvK VTEBKING 'Fifing may be safer Ikan irtving, but Here's lest chance be'tng hiiazked rhen )ou driie." to nor than e'.er trr Atirtralian d V'P I'i? 1 j v L .cor! The Lethlnridtje Herald S. LETKBRIDGE "0. LTD. and e. fj.-r.c hy dr.v.n; thc-m oi: cl.iis ar.d bluffs ar.d also hy maktne surrounds. pi-irilj th.lt h.v.e retained the [bi1 or.ly ihe amor.i; then, nnd some A D. lll.C rx.rori as to a life of a r.u'.d is very much wnn or I u'ant hor to know !hat hrr i. '.i- n-.-r-ir o yet haunting and. in ihe minds rf ir.nr.v n-.en-.oraWo i' cfir. lo fi.irni an CLEC V, E- TrTVi: M. Ar.i'.'j, G'- c "THE MtRAlO SiRVt3 THL SOUTH"