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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Man-Days Lost in Labor Strife Record year A record number of man-days losl (o labor-management disputes is expected for 1973. The New Year opened with dispute inheriled frsm ihe old; postal workers are at loggerheads with Ottawa. The cuilook on labor-management front is for tcugh bargaining potenlial disruption in major transport services and manu- facturing industries. The Great 16-Year Fleecing Of Canadian Taxpayers One of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated on Canadian iavpaver? made possible by using fake birth certificates from a small Lebanese town. 1" Weekend Magazine tin? Saturdav. Robert te''> of the pension that discovered onlv accident and cost the Canadian gON'ernment a rrjjllion In The Wilderness An exce'pt from the book. The Silence ot the on ho'.s Oiive Fredrickson and her three c hi.rl vi in !ne BC for lime .liter her fiiod. Biifi.iln's Fabulous Rithard Sport; Fdilor Andv O !'io 5abre- siar ien winder Punch Irni.irn r- ''he tjrpiitest nattir.il scorer I ioacheo. Erlndale's Birdman Kov Ivor has kept a ho.me for bird; m thr urs'.ern ol Toronto lor Snur Cream Fruit Pic I: one o; S CM'l.rc recipes '.i-'nc dried irtnts. The olhers: Pinejpplc-P.itr Pie Maid- Pir. M.icaroon-Topped Pie. Calilorma' Raisin Pie. Pie. Plus spring rainwear fashions The Uthbridge Herald WedrMtlgy, January 24, 1973 THE IETH8RIDCE HHAID _ A dead president revisited Two differing views of John Kennedy I Ey Christopher Lebmanu-HaiJpt New York Times Service "Johnny, Hardly Knew I Ve." Memories of Join riiz- geraltl Kennedy. By Kenneth P. O'Donnell and David Poiv- trs with Joe McCarthy. 451 pages. Little. Brown S8.93. The Kennedy Promise. The Politics of Expectation- By Henry Falrlic. 376 pages. Doubleday. ST.S3. To read back io bscfc Ih3se hvo books on the presidency of John F. Kennedy is to experi- ence a "Trenching transition be- hveCT trro states of mind. For "Johany. Hardly Knew (awful title) is not only vrhat must surely be ore of the last i '-inside" memoirs of the Ken- I wdy administration by tvo 1 member? c! his so-called Irish I Mafia. Kenreih P. O'Doanell. ippcjiticents secretary, and uie court jester and friead-m-. j waiting David F. Poirers; it is also recalls the great Dopd of i nemoirs and tears that follow-; e.'i the president's assassination, j i I This tori is. cce mlaht the last sniffle.) And "The Ken-' -cdy Promise: The Politics of: j Expectation." by the English political journalist Henri" Fair- i L; ar.cJher in what apncars new :o be a grov.in2 flood of books highly critical of the Kennedy era. pf which Garry I Wills' "Bare Ruined Choirs'1 and David Halberstam's "The Best and the Brightest'1 are the most prominent examples that I come io mind. Tne contrast of attitudes here i could not of course be more striking. O'Donr.ell and Powers tie ghostly aid of Joe McCarthy, a freelance miter and early Kennedy biographer j him as a [riend, a leader and a hi-ro who made no mistakes in his career, not even when he spurned the bubbletop on his Umousbe on that last fateful day (contrary to popular opinion, the bubifetop was not bullet Fairiie on the hand, regards Kennedy's chsristmatic heroism as a ma- jer cause of what west wror.g this country in the i O'Doanell and Powers con- clude their account of the Cuban missile crisis with the somewhat fatuous point thai it was a great moment in modern history because it eliminated j nuclear confrontation from the scenario and left us with rela- lively benien forms of conflict like guerrilla warfare, conven- tional weapons, Vietnam. Fairiie, in contrast, em- braces another form of fatuous- ness by assuring us that the missile needn't have hap- pened at all it was simply a j consequence of Kennedy's cris- ers are not analysis of history. is approach to foreign affairs; Their book is aptly subtitled by failing to present us "Memories o: John' Fitzgerald with a plausible alternative they are i script. (Since Fairiie accepts. event as they viewed iheni the necessity of the cold vrar j from next to the president's el- and does not blame Truman or bow (actually it is O'DorjieU j Eisenhower for waging their who does the recalling, while 1 e-id of if, one must assume he j Powers only pipes up now and j is blaming Kennedy for not then with an anecdote or wise- I quietly ending it.) And it would be hard for O'Donnell and Powers assure i anyone who experienced the us absolutely that Kennedy i Kennedy years vrith a modicum i planted to get out of Vietnam sympathy and excitement and would have done so had he resist these memories, this 'guerrilla .._ fare asd guerrilla government" ifmsl snmie. symptomatic of the Ken- I Yet. anyone who nedy administration's deepest j the years that Mowed will C57TS. j find inuch merit in Fair- i O'Domell and Pavers con- j "e'3 arEument. he picks the impression that the i apart Kennedy's faraou? inau- I shinirig horn- of Camelot was' fljral. Address and pctts o'jt the high pobt of thesr lives tiat jt nsglerted domesdc and of the 2fti century. lairs, that it assumed an un- Fairiie concludes that Came-: political coasensus lot was just that: _ the naucm and that :t seemed tun- technological bureaucra- throeE and EOtmratiori for th; style, one 'And which book we to DDe5eL; "cru- bclieve? Well. I think if we DUI what'1 TThsn our hearts and minds in order. there were we can believe both oi them up fain', but unniistakeable echoes t; a point. UDoaaell acd Pow- 1 of Rousseau's totalitarian eea- 1 era! will in Kennedy's demard that Americans "ask EO: what your country csn do for you ask what you can do for ycrjr country.'1 it is hard '.o resist Fairlie's conclusion that Effjs- seau's general will would even- tually become Johnson's Gefi- 'e.-al Westmoreland. And when Fairhe makes the nice- point that the Kennedy style of politics engaged fantas- ies thai won't belcog ia tie ob- jective world o: politics, it is diffictilt to iaaore this as a possible esplanauoa for Lie "politics of corfronlatioa" that dominated the 1955's and the reaction has set in since. Do I contradict myself? Very well therj. I contradict myself. But there are. ajier all. Lie heart and the mind io be cos- si tiered. The heart and O'Donnell r.nd Powers remind us Lha: John Kennedy was estitins. young, nan of a new when he became president in 1951: and thai ens identified with him. The mind and Fairiie remind us that perhaps it sbcrjid be the province o; kings and queers to make us identify and presidents, And in the heart and the mind loge-ther. ther? il room for boti sorts o: booki. Continuous clean oven cleans itself as you cook! I SIMPSONS Dears 14a-ihis time-saving Kenrnore Custom rar.gs is programmed for women cn-the-go. And wen- dsrfully low priced for women in-the-knowl Quality features include: Auto, clock-controlled oven h'i-style class oven window Controlled variable broil that just the hest, not the neat Automatic fast oven pre-heat PJup-out eleroenis. Two E'1, Wo o' which ons is True-simmer1. Timed appliance outlet. 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