Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
, ^MW'W^rr � : w' j�ven Russiang9 jn private, express concern Wedntidoy, January 30, 1�71 - THE LETHBRIDOE HERAID - 41 A look at the Jewish problem in the Soviet Union FIGHTING POLLUTION - A 300-foot smokeless flare stack is raised into position at Gulf Canada's Edmonton refinery which will begin operations later this year. The flare system automatically controls the injection of steam to mix oxygen with the stack gas, ensuring smokeless combustion. The new refinery will produce 80,000 barrels of oil per day when fully operational. By DEV MURARKA London Observer Service MOSCOW - Averell Harri-man, leading American diplomat and former Ambassador to the Soviet Union, was asked at a press conference here about the tension between the United States and the Soviet Union over recent incidents involving the two countries' diplomats. He replied that he thought that the harassment of Soviet diplomats by members of the American Jewish Defence League was counter-productive. "Counter - productive" is a word which should be borne in mind when discussing the Jewish problem in the Soviet Union. The Soviet authorities, of course, will deny that any such problem exists. But even the Russians in private will express concern. For any outsider it is difficult to judge the depths of social currents in the Soviet Union. To the extent one gets a chance to observe the life of ar.y nationality here, be it Russian or Jewish or Uzbek or Lithuanian, there is no sign of any persecution of the Jews as a community. They go about their daily business and are a prominent part of the professional intelligentsia which occupies a conspicuous position in Soviet society. To the Russians, therefore, a cry about persecution of the Jews, has a false ring: also provocative. There is undeniably a tradition of anti - semitism in the public mind here, dating from the Tsarist days, but no one has yet suggested that since the Revolution there has been any pogrom against the Jews or that they have been kept in ghettos denied the means of livelihood. Some other nationalities in the Soviet Union suffered terri b 1 y during the Stalinist period, but there is nothing to show that the Jews were made a special tar Ret of attack by Stalin, except during his very last period. For a few months then it looked like as if he might unleash anti-sem-itism, but he died of a stroke before this could happen. Today they can legitimately claim that they are given restricted facilities for practising their religion and for the advancement of their specific cultural identity. But if the Jews are dented full and widespread facilities for practising their faith so are others, on a more or less similar scale. For instance, the Baptists complain that they are being denied facilities. The Armenians, the Georgians and the Muslim of Central Asia have no encourape-ment to be religious. The Soviet Union is an atheist State, and the political party in power is by commitment an atheist party and so is is hostile to any kind of religious manifestation and can hardly be expected to Lefthanders topic of author's book accord special privileges to the Jewish community on this score. Jewish complaints of discrimination in matters of jobs and higher education have some substance. It is fairly evident that it is harder for a person of Jewish origin to reach the top posts in the Administration and the Party. This, no doubt, is done consciously even if discreetly. It is true that the top ranks are not entirely devoid of Jewish officials, and Russians defensively point out that even in the Western countries the advancement of Jews to the highest ranks of administration is a phenomenon only of mod em times. This, of course, is no excuse why the Soviet Union should imitate the Western countries in this matter and not provide even greater opportunities for the Jewish community to fulfill itself. In higher education it seems a kind of quota system is operating so as to keep the proportion of Jews down. Reforms are needed if Jewish grievences are to be met. But it is those among the Jewish community of about three million who want to leave the country and emigrate either to Israel or to the United States who have now openly come into conflict with the authorities. The Leningrad trial was a symptom of this conflict. While a fairly large proportion of Jews might wish to emigrate if they were perfectly free to do so, only a minority, it seems certain, will try to do so while they are not free. And only a minute fraction will be prepared to go to the length of organizing hijackings or other forms of protest to put pressure upon the authorities. It is equally certain that the authorities But BA degree is not, says professor Education is important PETERBOROUGH, Cut. (CP) -Getting an education is important but getting a bachelor of arts degree is not, says Prof. T. H. B. Symons, president of Trent University. "I don't think it is important to get a BA," he said in an interview. "I think it is important to get an education. The two are not the same tiling at all." An education consists of broadening the mind, stocking it with useful ideas and using it, he said. "For this you don't need a BA. And having a BA doesn't necessarily mean any of these things have occurred." Prof. Symons, who is on a six - month leave of absence from his administrative and teaching duties until July 1, has a BA from the University of Toronto and a BA and MA from Oxford University, England. "A university is only one of many approaches to higher education," he said. "It is a disservice to the universities that so many people think it is the only approach." Reading and travelling were two other roads to higher education. "Trent is a distinctive university," Prof. Symons said. "It is not that it is the right answer to the problems of education. It is one of a number of right answers." Trent's distinctiveness came from its successful attempts to provide small - unit, individual ized education and to promote good student faculty, inter-student and inter - faculty relations. "I think it was an important experiment. It was important that it be made, and it was im portant that it be made in Peter borough at the time it was." Prof. Symons was invited to become president-designate in 1960 by a citizens' committee which had begun planning Trent in the late 1950s. The experiment was made to counter the trend toward depersonalization and isolation arising from the bigness of Canadian universities. will want to be harsh with them | both by inclination and for policy reasons. They certainly do not want to give an impression of weakness or to leave the Jewish community with the impression that this kind of pressure will make emigration any easier for them. Left to itself, the Jewish community in the Soviet Union has a fairly good chance of leading a peaceful life in the context of a vulgar kind of popular anti-semitism that may or may not go b e y o n d the utterance cf snide remarks behind the backs of Jews. But a dangerous situation is developing in which the Jewish problem is becoming involved with international politics, most dangerously of all, with Soviet-American relations. REMAIN RESENTFUL The Soviet State is and will remain resentful of giving con cessions at the behest of outside powers on any matter. It is even more resentful that this should be so in the matter of its own Jewish community. The danger is that Western protests will have the effect of encouraging a small minority of Jews to become more intransigent in their demands and at the same time increase distrust and suspicion in official minds towards the Jewish community as a whole. Thus a complicated situation could turn into an uglier one. For the Soviet authorities a current difficulty springs from their commitment in the Middle East. They are involved in a campaign against Zionism and this obliges them to utter sentiments which can be over-simplified as being anti - Semitic, pure and simple. This creates a situation where in the popular mind the whole Jewish community appears to be guilty of doing what a fraction of them have done, or of conniving at the frequent anti-Soviet campaigns on the Jewish question which are launched abroad. This, of course, is not reasonable, but prejudice does not travel on rational paths. For the Soviet Jewish community the harm can be done by any linking of Soviet - American relations with the Jewish question. Mr. Harriman recognized this when he called this "counter - productive." Home Recipe Plan rakes Off Ugly Fat It's simple how quickly one may Jose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. Make this home recipe yourself. It's easy, no trouble at all and costs little. Just go to your drugstore and ask for Naran. Pour this into a pint bottle and add enough grapefruit juice to fill the bottle. 'Jake two tablespoonsful twice a day as needed and follow the Naran Reducing Plan. If your first purchase does not show you a simple easy way to lose bulky fat and help regain slender more graceful curves; If reducible pounds and inches of excess fat don't disappear from neck, chin, arias, abdomen, hips, calves and ankles just return the empty bottle for your money back. Follow this easy way endorsed by many who have tried this plan and help bring back alluring curves and graceful slenderness. Note how quickly bloat disappears-how much better you feel. More alive, vouthful appearing and active. By JOHN LeBLANC LONDON (CP) - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, King George VI, Harry Truman, Leonardo da Vinci and Sandy Koufax, late of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, have one thing in common. Not only were they heads of their respective leagues but ill were historic southpaws. You could add a few more names on the basis of what lefty Michael Barsley has dredged up for a new book on the plight of the portsider-or sinistral-in a right-handed world. Barsley would toss in Jack the Ripper, the slasher of British whores last century, on the basis of the way he swung the knife from left to right, and such other notables as Aristotle, Plato, Plutarch, Charlemagne, Holbein the Younger and Bach. Going cn with musicians, he includes that talented harpist, the late Harpo Marx, and Paul McCartney of the Beatles, who wallops the guitar from the south side. While he's at it, Barsley notes that I s r a e 1 's King David, a harpist of biblical legend, strummed from the left, and he also says that a younger David handled Goliath with a sinistral volley from the slingshot. LEFTIES ROUGH IT Barsley concludes that the outgunned lefties-perhaps eight to 10 per cent of the world's population-have had a rough ride through history even though some have overcome the supposed handicap to scramble to power and fame. Meanwhile, he observes that things are picking up in Brit-ran for the kitchen lefty who has troubles with such things as scissors and can openers built for the right-hand majority. Rojek named BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) -Eugene Rojek of Blairmore has been elected president of the Polish Combat ants at a meeting held in Coleman. Other officers named were vice-president Stanley Macie-jewski; secretary, Edward Ku-miszco and treasurer, Walter Baziuk, all of Coleman. Plans are now under way for a Valentine dance to be held in Februaiy at the Polish Hall. FLINGS FIREBOMB GLASGOW (Renter) - A motorcyclist threw a firebomb at ths offices of South African Airways here early Monday. Dam-rge was slight. A motorist gave chase, but the rider escaped. In his book Left-Handed Man in aRight-Handed World, Barsley writes approvingly of right-banded William Gruby opening a London store to sell such things as southpaw potato peelers, saucepans, pepper mills, artists' palettes and T-squares for designers and carpenters. He elso got a German manufacturer to tee up a line of port-handled fountain pens and so far has sold 20,000. Gruby said he got the idea after a dinser party at wb-- / . all his four guests turned out to shovel food In from the left. When he went to a store next day and asked for a left-handed can opener, he was greeted with: "Would you like a left-handed can to go with it?" DOING NICELY This gave him the idea of prodding manufacturers into producing something for the minority and at the same time doing a little business for himself. So far he's doing nicely with his wrong-handed shop after persuading makers to turn out usable implements for the lefties. Barsley has done a lot of homework. He has discovered -and this may come as news to baseball-that the word southpaw originated this way: At Chicago's West Side Stadium (year unmentioned) the left-handed batter faced south. Perhaps more authentic are his discoveries on what they call southpaws in various parts of Britain. In the south they are known as gammy, kack, scrammy, watty, skiffy, coochy, scroochy, squiffy and souippy. In the north it could be towey, cuddy, gammy, guwkv, keggy and garpawed. Anthropologist Barsley, 57, an Oxford graduate with a reputation as a humorist, obviously lias written some of his book with tongue In left cheek. Just as obviously, he bus had fun with his researches. CROSS LEFT LEGS Such as when he concludes, after a diligent first-hand study, that left-handed girls tend to cross the left leg over the right when they sit down, in opposite to the majority. "In these days of miniskirt, an investigator can enjoy the observation, whichever way it gees," writes Barsley. Some concluding bits of his sinistral philosophy: "We do not wish to sweep the world (if indeed it is worth sweeping). We leave that to the right-handers-and one may grieve over what they've done so far. "To hell with right-han-cers." 1 ^ ^-^^^HURSDAY. FRIDAY. SATURDA^^^ M 4 THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY Warehouse Store Hours During This Sale 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Open During the Noon Hour. SI'S- * atoms IwueHoutt n0|t 1 1 I . Id c Wt '9 1 � s X 8 I 4th AVINUI SOUTH I___ -----------1 EATON'S FURNITURE, MATTRESS SPECIALS 29.99 CHESTERFIELD AND CHAIk ... by Towne Hall ... 4 teater chtiterfield, wooden arm rests. Bronze, Green, Marine, Aqua. 4 OA QQ Foam cushions. sale, set ,........... I 99m99 3-PIECE TABLE SET Walnut finish. 2 step tables, 1 coffee table. sale, set ........................... 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITE Walnut finish. Double dresser and mirror, 4 drawer chest. .54" panel bed. 149 99 4-SEAT SOFA AND CHAIR ' Good choice of colours. All nylon covers. smE 176.88,179.99 and 209.99 4-SEATER SOFA AND CHAIR Nylon cover, foam filled cushions, wooden arm rests. 2 in pepper and 2 in bronze. 4 QQ QQ SALE, sofa and chair .............. IO�iW TRIPLE DRESSER ... for the young lody. One only French jjrovineiol style in unfinished birch. sale........................... 5-PIECE KITCHEN SETS 53.99 79.99 SALE, from ......... 7-PIECE KITCHEN SET Arborite table top in walnut finish. High back padded ......................81.99 vinyl chairs, SALE, set 169.00 54.99 MIRROR To match dresser. SALE, ......... DESK May be used as dresser. SALE, ................ 15.99 49.99 1 ONLY SOFA AND MATCHING CHAIR . . . wooden arm rests, Riibed nylon cover in turquoise. Reg. 209.99. SALE, ........................, SEALY REDI-BED . . . waffle pattern, nylon cover. Spring-filled rarttress. One in Hale Rust, one in Hale Gold. 0ft7 ft A SALE, ecch ....................... 6U I i3U 36" BUNKBED Candleglow finish. Quilted mattress. Steel slats. Makes into 2 single beds. Complete with ladder QQ Ef) and guard rail. SALE, each ............ WiWU GALAXIE CONTINENTAL UNIT Mattress, box spring, set of legs. 39" Slie. SALE, ........................ 67.99 48" Six*. SALE......................... 79.99 54" Sixe. SALE................. FIRM QUILT CONTINENTAL UNIT 39" mattress and box spring. Set of legs. White vinyl headboard. SALE, .......... 79.99 62.99 UNFINISHED POPLAR FURNITURE BOOKSHELF. One only. SALE, 4DRAWER CHEST. SALE, ....... 15.59 27.95 limited Quantity 5-DRAWER CHEST SALE......... 3DRAWER CHEST. 22.214.171.124 25.95 UNFINISHED FIR FURNITURE This is a new line of good grained fir plywood that has proven popular. 13.29 22.29 NIGHT TABLE. SALE, each .... 3-DRAWER CHEST SALE, each. . . . DRAWER DOUBLE DRESSER. SALE, each ................ 9-DRAWER TRIPLE DRESSER. SALE, each ................ SINGLE PEDESTAL DESK. SALE, each ................ DOUBLE PEDESTAL DESK. SALE, each ................ BOOKSHELF, (adjustable). 1 enly. SALE...................... 4DRAWER CHEST. SALE, each . .. 5-DRAWER CHEST. SALE, each . 24.39 29.69 34.69 41.49 29.69 40.39 16.99 MATTRESS One only. Reg. 37.99. 54" size. SALE, .................. CRIB AND MATTRESS Two only. SALE, each ...................... STORKCRAFT WHITE CRIB Size 27"x52". (Limited Quantity). SALE, each...................... CRIB MATTRESS Size 27"x52". SALE, each...................... 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITES Double dresser, 4-drawer chest and bed in arborite tops. M 29.99,133.50 D 139.99 MATCHING NITE TABLE 29.99 49.95 33.99 12.98 CARPETING . . . Excellent for your rumpus room or bedrooms. Priced way low as they have cut-outs and have some slight defect which should not mar the appearance or affect wearing quality. ".,r!4l,.0":.G!T: 125.00 TWO PIECES One )!'x23' and one )0'6"x)A'. Sand. Ord. 571.66. SALE, ccch .......... CARPET REMNANTS . , , save up to 50%. 219.00 Choose from a wide selection. 780 ,o 55.00 4 colours to choose from. SALE, ...... RECLINERS Vinyl covered. SALE, each COFFEE OR STEP TABLES Walnut finish, with an arborite top. SALE, each................... KITCHEN CHAIRS Padded vinyl seat with high back. Chrome or bronze-tone legs. SALE, each 21.50 79.99 11.95 SALE, each ............. 3-PIECE BEDROOM SUITE . . . triple dresser and mirror, 4 drawer chest, 54" bookcase bed in walnut finish. 4 CO Afl SALE............................. IOO.UU MATCHING NITE TABLE SALE, each....... 4-DRAWER CHEST Walnut finish. SALE, 25.95 36.95 8.19 TV CLEARANCE A large selection of trade-in TV's in portable and console models. Com- QQ Afl 4 7Q ftft pletely overhauled. SALE 09.UU to llW.UU Eaton's Warehouse Store - 4th Ave. and 4th St. South - Thursday Through Saturday.