Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, January 6, 1973 THf 5 A collection of short book reviews "The Slrcfls of Ashkclon" by Tony Asplfr iScrker and Warbur; ST. 95. 201 pages, dis- tributed by William Collins Sons and Co. Tony Aspler is an English author. ssd this is his first novel. The setting is .Montreal. Many o; the phrases and ex- pressions are much rr.ore Bn- tish ihsn Lhey are Canadian perhaps this is forgiveable if Mr Aspler air.ii-ipaies that the majority o! his readers will be from his homeland bui. ir sorneho'.v fails 10 rir.2 true in a Canadian locale. Tne story concents sn Irish Siting Montreal a; tzil end of'i lecture tour of American urJversities Bart Shea is EccontmEri-txi by his wife Edith aco his manager Ivor HarailiM and at lises it is more than tr.e t'-io o: them can do io keep track oi where Bar: 2oes. v.hst he does and much he drinks In alsosi no lime he apparently has all of Montreal up on its collective feec defendL-.g the repute-ion of the city which. a ie'-v pat- en; adjectives. Ban has laid low. It is an interesting story bti anyone remembers much atom the Irish poet Brendan Behan hsve the feeling liu; Mr. Aspler is ;-s: rutting into fic-tiona! iccrr. the tragedy o: this clever man ".'.bo crank him- so much emphasis on frustra- tion, loneliness, anguish and bit- terness thai her baby from the very bedming. seemed inciden- tal to his mother. He seemed almost completely io miss out on the warmlb oi joy and af- fection which we are told a child cannot develop into his fuU potential as a person. At the conclusion of the book, the boy is four years old and only at this point is his mother really beginning to enjoy her relationship with him. In her author's note. Msry Hanes writes "If my child and I wacky, confused and ambi- valent as I am have made it thus far and are finding an in- creasing share of happiness and then surely others will too." This may be true b'j. the firs: fo'jr years of a child's life are loo precious :o be sacrificed wnile his mo-ther tries to find herself. I found Lovechild Io be depressing read- E. VT. E 5. "My Lifr ;s a zn Trterr.an and Stewan, better d-enicnst'-ie-d thar. in this cltnr S. 7r..-fti ar. e-d as in i rere s a ch-c-.le or .r everv ere. 3j; c: tru b.v-s. P H.inrs i 1. 1 t dixinbi'tod Irlland and l.innl'-il. T.M 7." vu-r.isn no; "Pan Am's Insider's Lon- don, and Country Tourt" by Simplified Travel, Inc. (Ran- dom House of Canada Limit- ed, 50 cards, Pan Am's "Insider's London" is a collection of pocket cards giving the nitty gritty about London. Tne fifty cards, listin? over 8.000 spots, were compil- ed by Londoners on ihe prem- that only wa> to really get to kno-.v a p'sace is io UVB ihe re." Tiie card-book is broken into four categories; ihe basic facts about London, which incitide mor.ey and size conversion charj. useful num- bers, imr-onant dates in Lon- don's history, arc.urd-the-clock sen-dees and some suggestions of things to watch on; for; a listing of museums, theatres, arxi loarisi BT.i of ihe best places to shop Ln London how-to-get-there naps on the hack of each card clues n on drinking and dining. The card idea is, super tourists. Instead of lugging a whole book around town, only one or two pocket-sized cards are needed. Ore complaint. The money charts, which could be bvsiiiable. are way off. This isn't Lhe fault of the authors since the Brui-h po'-tnd has cropping in value. They list wcnh of the pO'ind f-.i but closer to E2.IM. J. "Fifcldjup's Guide to travel- ing wiih cmidren in Eurupe" Lt-ila H.Edley (George 3. Mcleod, Limiipd, 470 pages, This is on? Guide I wodc 'ii'e follow if 1 were s rich Am- erican Ajtnougb full of inter- esting ad'.ice it is really mean: for who -.viih their bcok tells yet] -.ihat to tal-te and what not to tike wr_er. golnj to western, soutn-em. and em Europe Iceland included j and lists interest points like castles, playgrounds, child-care facilities, camps, babysitters, ba'uy food, children's hotels, health and emergency contacts, festivals and fun you can find throughout the year in differ- ent counin'es. Just make sure ir.at you have sufficient money with you. If you want to follow the Fielding s condescending atti- tude of "Let's be European'' or tirf lhar phonemes, do not be surprised if thai sometimes earns you a contemptuous sniff because nobody understands you To be able to enjoy for- eign customs, language and food requires a little more than the superficial amtude this book trifei to promote. Some- Lug tha: t-'Eveiirjg with your c'-ilirsn may be able to ge: them because theL- sirds are still open and retentive: Lhat is true friendship and understand- ing of the people of ibe world. G. P. Abandoned to the snoii self to dc3tri. Ln. cr.e scer.e near the e-d r: the point o: final- ly tries to hansel; and to his done. The rmce- left LO loo late for lite tr-th :o 'take'. E ir. "The Best nf Fripnds." by Joy FieldiBET 'Lonrrnan Can- aria Limited, till 54.55'. 'T 2b try -tr are crr.iitsMi h-rr life is Calhv Ls She is sen- stial. ridicules everything, toes for rig carfr. coesri t feel e-rliga; to anyone. itrtcws w'-5t she wants and -.-.hen j're wants it loA5 2: her mess- es ur life with a "Is dolc-e Br.lh are errrerr e'.y !x'.- mjjilwd and have accumulat- ed hetwtvn thtmse.ves a ntost devious r; sexual r-r-e-.c-es Cathy's .--.d Ciro'Jr.e't totally ci'-'ereit don't permit a lastln: friendship. Ai- tho'-E.t their ac-cuairta-ce has the nature of subsT-rutine each other. cie'.Tlc-rs :rd a gradual drilling apart sees in. One n-.orT-nc. is again, free the itli- buireri-r. irjl'jrr.ce of Cathy. She has in? more ur- cers73.-.dir.g. lATtan. or? The c-f Friends is a cc-.- rl it is r.r: for childrc- :-_- Suspense story with ring of truth "The Stalking Horse" by Abraham Roihberg day. 215 paees. SS.95'. A roving correspondent for the National Observer and a special correfrotxient tor The Manciple- Guardian in Eur- ur.Kne-wr, even so, always reacy m tr.e ha... of ceiulold you help but br v.rjir.r. for the trar5rorts to half a herei wo-ds: 'Truly. >eu or the r.s you're crr.Cfmed. thai neither them, ml ir, such eouri.v abstractions as the dirlonuis. eyes to :h. i he Stalidr. in one sense, a ryr .g i5. ring of iru'.h. 7nc ocz w te: besuti- IsniTJice snd ih-c firs; which appears, or. de ir.g a oio nonar-.- P' ;t-v words, turn o-j; io :o ;he reader's of SL-. A_T.erc-_- CU i sisr. and KG3 a fer :heir oN er.c-tf arrd polios? siorv I: eves Lhe no: b- s-.gn: I.T.O :hi? .v.d o; dip-or'. Ln y.ftrivu- y.'.'.. ir-iporian' a -.rue riciure oi ihe o: I: sbo'A'5 itsed in poorlo ;o sry on to iove. honor, fidelity. On -y that American methces of srry- '-1; side of ihe wrlo. we can't itg. or "ciplcmacv" as he ?-e- all :he retrsy- rayal me of interest who sees such luxuries, mere is fcrs to call it. arer.'t all that it'ed S- v.ater. Do vou understand ser.ters out of Russia 1 .M cTV VTJ !0: everytxxrv "rYou You'll -ever jitls me know what i" is :iie to th'-c1 t vou le'.vc to Ut..' _. -v- --T w.slte. 02 Lhe ccor. keepuic ut'.le oi n'usbirc? For For Br Wittv look at the stock market by 'A dam are ra-sed Is rrt b.vk the autricr turns his Smiih' (Random House. i-.-fltica'. to exte't v.vrs and to thesis that the j.r sufif- ro r; p.'Ares tl'ey ciin into the is eniercuig. ne much l.v.rer ta'-.es th_s -.ilh a cram or It also heir, to -ave re.ic r.." r-e less ci VirJ" There is too of :re v-t> ne'Jxvis are rxx r.cu to of r.5, '..10 under an> cir. H? and infers Ur-.d'.nc: (cr (rai'ly in May have bvod a po.ico or cal-ic TUCKS '.o cor.ooiiiraljv'.i camps ;iiid o: tha: It tv- s of --iixi-- :he of TV o.'nincn: makes. ;s of b.--.; c i: 0" everylwl1- :os; ana i1-.--: -o.vur.Miil a a the fact ih.-i tho the pr'.-ir-iple? r.re not boos, like i'.s rrerfecfsso-. is a ss is obvious when ;V .Vit-.ie __ So best W.'er there must br a Fv.n.c over of arc 10 voars bv .-.irlir.c ar.ri 'l 0-v TO' vv'V '-v S .1.! the way by (ur 'sacred ptv- propr'fltirc r.imc o! the The Voice Of One -3y. DR. FRANK 5. MORLEY Your star and 1973 There are prominent businessmen who will not make a decision until have consulted their horoscopes, despite the fact that if astrologers could foretell the future they would be so enormously wealthy and powerful Lhat they would not need to tell ihe fortunes of others. Adolf Hitler's per- surtal astrologer did not save tin from disaster. Nevertheless there are lO.OKi as- trologers in the United Slates making a good living. So superstition flourishes ;D an age boastfully scisntific! Astrology- an accepted life forrr.i_a in ancient Mesopotamia. Ln Babylon and Assyria, spreading to India and China Tne Bible forbids asiroiogy and kajah heaps scom on "the astrologers, the star-gaie-s. the monthly prognosticators'' The Mos- lems, who made remarkable ohssriatit.ns and discoveries ir. astronomy, also believed in astrological determination everts and destiny. It is. astonishing that iht sfieniiiic Greeks, who were respansioie for the con- stitution of the zodiacal belt, should also have been the popuia-izers of of persDna! astrrlogj-. A com- plex metbod of prediction based on the geometrical relationship of th? piar-rs. moon, and constellations v.-as ce'iisexi :c reveal rr.'e precetemnined forfms. per- sonality, and physical arid consti- tution of This fined the Stoic doctrines which made man Dart of nature similar dEterminlsrr. Tre Roman ernterors the faith ana the masses joined enthusiism -.vhi'rn Chrisrianiry. despite c-orfenma-Jon by re- peated syncias, liable tn shake. Tne very astrological nanas of the cays a week lestify w its persistanc-e Tne ertent of i'-S po'.vt- and irirjcnfe can be traced through the great Roman Caiholit: scholar, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the greatest of not eiceected hy L'Jther him- self. Philip Melaac'.horj.. M'tre surprisuig, perhaps, one finds the humanist. Dante, and astronomer; like the Danisr Tycbo Brahe and German Jonanri Kepler, ac- cepting the ast-'Giogicaj concepts. Famous umverrites hiie Fans and Bologna In the fouriesnir. had chairs of astrology and the Crristian effort io distinguish and astrology was Cort-ni-an -evflti-o-'1 in which GI the repla-ced that of a one that is that the clanets inducing -.he eanh revolved arC'tird raihe: than thai the e-arth mot-oniess the sun. moon, plan- ets and stars revolving aiout it was de- vastating astrnbgy and should have de- s-fei it surrived, to that i-t LI- reigns c-f lixs XTr and XI of Frante every and genera' had his astrologer. Even the great Goethe would be to the astrological belief. 7-5 A-e-can S-ft-iety for Psychological Research oeli thai "tliere is no evidence that astrology has anv value vrcaisver b "veahrg the past, the or the fu- ture fats human bring and there is not the slightest reason for belle-ring that everts car. be b" astrol- m_liit_des go on bejcving in aitrcl- true re'isior. roes on1 stipe-sti- U.-TI in ano our super- SATURDAY TALK C-.vts S'.'.ITH Mr. Pearson's light toucli S-D Mike has gone But he WDuid not wan; us to long. He mort Deginmr.gs ti endfr-p. about iK-king aheai H.s ce: year speeches wantarl -us rather thr_n dwell on the r-i'tnanre of iog-ciiun; cays. The flag he few to: us i to tmuy Canadians for the tho he ;oo honored history and iradltlon. Now tr.at the nation has so paid its tribute to the man and lea or think he like us ;o remeir.be: fun he had along the way. the iicn: to hjuror.y old athlete, soldier and tmisarlinc s.- Methcdis: minister r.er frini d ma; Pearstin: he no; on v height and weight it Years later, aiiei off his shoe to beat his ce.-r; 1 reminded of hi? man of the committee, he SAS ;.is; c: a" I --ould pur one of Cabinet r-Jt as tne re- deputy -rinsi" hss speo.El walicp. Be- vrei. perhaps tha; r-as ncr the time t- P-OJ.ICS. but there came a time. End ntliions of Canadians are glad there came a time Yc: he cuite go: free of ihe or his a? Leader of the Opposi- tion. "I thtrJ; my basic disadvantage in Licrse days. anr. it remame-d to some extent rlg'-t :o the end. v.as that I hair, i gone C? presses on: did you measure up to your ov.r. standards sace you be- n-i> man-, i h-tipe ever compjeterr meaiures up to his ov.-r. standards, unless then, th? of tms mar.? j.-ey v.ere -.ar.-i-d. sometimes C'oi.irini.-.oiry always rus o--. A mar. with a Ir-rion f.-iencs and ret remaps relat.-i-ely close friends, tor ast-ic iron: his -.t-Je he marched alone. A man sof: sonor-nmes :o dismiss ui- mg ;o grasr such as a new fag. arc urifira'uo: of the armed il-oes A man rrorras.l.iailor when they tud corse; >M ne made of lastmg rsiorms as the pecce fcir-e that A mr.r .-.f :.v. for though In the Yi mere was some in .-.r. Fearsor's to the Ke give one ro: this o: iW? by telling of very surgcor had to v..t t: s 1: sooms :he ar.sv.frc.i- I MO .vr.-.ti .1 surgeon? 1 would uaste do ;hty do in the 1 .0.. d T.-.sl rov'.y icxiK :o o-j ri.i.i ori- -P! frotr, ine I N ric.'f .v. twn r.imors h? :v Ho raised !ho subiivt. ..iv cided no; to He fv'.l he .1 do pood for Canada nn.1 r.-.syiv :np UN .-rd world peace by work 1 Ihtr.k I really kne-M 1 an: 1 in IAITS AS vo'A.-u than il ly s.t R from 2-or.! the leavtrc tn?