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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE IFTHBRmCE HERMD Monday, January 1973 Ending the the peace By Tom Wicker. New York Times commentator Canada Council awards The Car.sda Council has announced the i'.vsrciir.; o: leave and research 2S6 Canadian aca- for itiriher smdies in the htirrt-it-ttes and the social sciences. Tne total value is S'2.4 million, which works out to an average of just under per fellowship. Last year the council" issued approximately the same number of awards, but at an averase iifure of about S8.000. As a general rue. the fellowships go to professors who are on leave, either unpaid or with partial salary. X-ber.a's three universities re- ceived 15 of the highly prized awards. going to the University of Albertar five to Calgary and two to Lethbridge. For two cu: o: 15 is a very creditable propor- "or. th-.t the U c: L p-r-i-rlv has less one-fifteenth o: the rc-iEl c: academics in bridje may have fared reasonably well a' the hands of the council, the ci-cvince o: Alteria as a whole did Fcr thai, the entire prairie region was given very skimpy treatment when compared to the rest oi Canada, and especially in with British Columbia. The three prairie provinces togeth- er received a total of 29 awards: in addition to .Alberta's 15. eight went to Manitoba, six to Saskatche- wan. On those figures alone. Alberta would appear to have done fairly well, with rr.Te awards than Mani- toba s-ol Saskatchewan combined. Bur consider the figures for British Coiumbia. which show that three uni- versities there, University of British Columbia. Simon Fraser and Vic- toria received a combined total of 54 awards, nearly twice as many as were givin in all three prairie prov- inces. Tnis remarkable disparity, which has persisted year after year, can- not be ius'.iiied on numbers of insti- tutions, cf professors or of students. Tne prairies have twice as many in- stitutions. F.r.1 at least 50 per cent more students and staff. Presumably there is some other explanation. I: would be interesting to hear lose-to-home camping Canoeing from the mountains to the prairies or vice versa could scon become a weekend adventure tor southern Alberta outdoor enthusiasts if proposals of the Oldman River Re- rienal Plan-ling go into errect- Diminishing industry in the County of Lethbridge. which has brcdght expressions of concern from several quarters, could be bolstered by a series of outdoor campsites from the Crowsnest Pass to Medicine Hst affording the a perfect opportunity to utilize the .deal camp- ing conditions this section of .Alberta offers. Campsite locations afford a prime opportunity for the operation of small grocery and quick food service outlets as well as souvenir stands which would provide further incen- tive to the enterprising small businessman. Much has been said lately about improving recreational opportunities at Waterton where camping outlets are at a premium but the situation there looks anything but encouraging with the announcement that even the campsite at beautiful Cameron Lake is going to be phased out. V.'atertcn is not the only suitable camping area in Southern .Alberta, by far. There is the vast potential of the Crowsnest area, the foothills west of Pincher Creek and the picturesque Oldman River valley stretching from Medi- cine Hat to Fort Macleod. Frank Smith, executive vice- president of the Travel Conven- tion Association of Southern Alberta has welcomed the planning commis- sion's proposal for a series of camp- sites, liikin; and bridle trails along the 140 mile river valley as a good one. He envisages a chain of camp- sites sheltered by trees offering out- doorsmen overnight facilities as they ride or canoe in the river bottom area. To many families the required time to make the trio to from the national parks makes a weekend campir.g expedition fairly impracti- cal. Before they pack their gear, cov- er the miles to the park and set up camp i if they can f_-id a spot) it is almost time to turn around and re- turn home. Small river bottom parks located along the Oldman River route would be conveniently accessible to Leth- brldge residents affording city fami- lies a perfect opportunity to camp out of doers in picturesque surroundings handy to home but still affording them all the c'ose-to-na'u.-e oppor- tunities to be fcund in the national parks. Such parks would give an outdoor camping exposure to many families who as yet have never enjoyed a night out under the stars and would bring the beauties cf r.aiure to their o'.m ter.t door. ART BUCHWALD Ao handouts WASHINGTON I was str_r.g jr.t.t Strucel. president of Struce. Ltdusiries, at Presider.; Nixon's isaugurauor. last Sat- urday. had cienatec SI million to the committee for the re-election :-f the presi- dent ar.d had flown all the way Into Wash- ington in his private plane to see what he gotten for his money. .is cha president spoke about international affairs Struclel applauded 3ut when llr. NUson started to tail-t matters my friend became quite upset. Tr.e president said: "Let each of us that America was bulk DOC by government. :ut by people not by welfare, but by work not by shirking responsibility', but by seel-vir.s res- ponsibility." Struriel began to "it rounds Lxe he's not going to bail my company out o: he said worriedly. "Don't be I told Strudel. ''When he spealis of people on welfare, the president's taUting about the little guy who's free-load- ing on the government. He is rxtt tall-ring companies that get larse Tr.e president said. "In cr..i. face together let eac-h r.f LI ,.s. i.ilk.r.j ..N.ut rj-.-op e more for'.i-.-. Krio-iimger "And linimmaii man be- u-. yelled. "And a in a horr.buru President Johnson died at about the moment the cease- fire acnvinent being ini- tialed in Paris, giving at least a symbolic relation to the two ever.ts. And as President Nixon finnour.cvi} the ceasefire. I could not help remembering a? perhaps some other listeners did whnt Faulkner had old say of the Compson fam- ily: "I'se seed de first an' de last Nixon said he had gained a "peace honor" that John- son have welcomed. Oth- ers may believe, President. Thieu of South Vietnam, that the agreement is more nearly for d ceasefire that permits American ground forces and the captives be extricated from an incompleted Indo-Chinese war. Either way, peace would not have to be sought nor Am- ericans extricated if the war had not been started. This is no: the moment for recriminations, or even for re- tracing the history' of a conflict that has been so much B part of the lives of all Americans for seven years. The nation well may Lyndon Johnson ior his domestic aims and achieve- ments, and historians may dis- pute for years whether Presi- dent Kennedy left him any choice but to send American bombers over North Vietnam and American troops into South Vietnam. But those things happened. At one time over half a mil- lion American soldiers were in Vietnam; died there. The destruction of life and land- scape wrought by the contend- ing forces beggars descrip- tion: and at the pace he set for himself, it took Nixon four years, as long as our own civil war, to wind up the American involvement in the lighting. The damage done in American life, the changes HTOuglil in the world, cannot yet be calculated or fully understood. And in the end, Uiere was neither victory nor defeat but with honor" alternative- ly -'the right kind of peace." Thus did Nixon, right into the last presidential statement of the war. maintain the debase- ment of language and the dis- tcftion of meaning which were not the least ot its casualties as if "protective reaclon" could make a bombing strike other than a bombing strike, or "peace with honor" more than a peace of exhaustion and compromise and necessity. It now seems apparent, more- over, that the North Vietnam- ese spring offensive of 1972 was desimed to sweep aside the Uiree-year results of Vietnamization nrogrflm. than to force a negotiated settlemnt on Hanoi's terms. The first ob- jective ivas achieved, but Nix- on restored the battlefield stalemate with his own violent measures of The en- suing negotiations reflected the deadlock, until the election and the final vicious round ot bomb- ing at the turn of the year ap- parently convinced the North Vietnamese that Nixon was un- der no restraint, either political or constitutional, in his ability to earn1 the war to their vitals for as long as he wished. So, on both sides, it is a pence of violent compulsion, too, in which each adversary pound- ed Ms opponent into reluctant acquiescence in a compromise each had hoped to make a vic- tory. If that is how honor is gained, men hold it too dear; but of course the price Is al- ways exacted from the dead. Nevertheless, Neon said that what has been achieved "con- tributes to the prospects of peace in the whole world." and maybe it does. Indo-China may be at least briefly peaceful, and if any future fighting there can be confined to the contend- ing forces among the Vietnam- ese people, Nixon's goal of a three power balance in the world may be enhanced. The ration may even be able to turn somewhat more of its attention and resources to its own society, rather than to prob- lems elsewhere. this opens up a distaste- ful line of argument that, somehow, it was all worthwhile, that something really was achieved, that the world Is a better place and its peoples more secure because of Ham- burger Hill and Kbe Sanh and, the Tet offensive and the Christ- mas bombings and the pulver- izing of Quang Tri. Lyndon Johnson would have welcomed the end of the war, had he lived to see it, and he may have gone into the last night in (he belief that he had had no choice but to do what he did: but I. for one doubt that in his heart he ever believed the world would be a better place for it. If he chose, he chose the lessff of evit, as he taw them, not some positive pod; if he deluded himself, it v.r.s ES to the necessity for the choice, not as to the benefits of war and destruction. So if "the first step toward building the peace" has been taken, it was, as Nixon said, in "ending the war." not in fight- ing it. Which will be something ttf remember if Americans, in- cluding their presidents, really want to "make the peace we have achieved a peace that will last." Net tightening on foreign investments in Canada By Maurice Weslem, OUawa commentator for FP Publicationi OTTAWA The takeover legislation has been revised and C-iilesp'e's bill, which received first read- ii'g recently, avowedly re- flects a t-oiitical judgment based on polls scd provincial soundings that the country fa- vors a. tcuiher measure than that sponsored last year by Jean-Luc Peoin. It is apparent from a first in- spection of this very com- plicated hill '-hat the govern- ment has sv-fferjed its policy in a; least three respects. The test of "sigTiiitcarit benefit to Can- ada" is no longer to be applied sc.ely to takeovers although for sorr.e months, and perhaps for as rr.ueh as a year this wiii be Mr. Gillespie's primary con- ce-r.. proclamation of sec- 5. the minister will also screen r.e'.v businesses being es- tablished c" outside canita1 I-i addition, firms already op- in Canada but con- trc-l'ed ait-road be af- fected "y tre neu" car.cer symnioms is a frowzy haired stupid-tooking I eve.i mere stronely to the ccrr.T.crciaii which try lo persL-sde 115 10 buy patent the wording i? care- iuily planned to avoid "rais- irj'ormifig" the but tha p-ychCiOincai appeal Is very St.Tjn.t. The :o rortro! sd- vermine directed et children i? very coTr.rr.mdable: I would like to 5ee some com.-el over of now be be reported by doctors and rharTn.-nr.s to be no; oojy use- but also harmful. EchoL-LT Van Luvon, I like to soy: if you don't the commercial, stop buy- Ln.p the product. MRS. N. E, KLOPPENB6RO Editor's N'ntp: Thorr mav hfl a The Chin- ook is an integral part of the daily ncuspjpcr. The Lethbridcje Herald 5W 7th St, S., LethbnafcC, Aibcr'.a LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Published by Hon. A. Eecw.3 ClBU Mil) fvs. KI3 r.ter el TM Cinajlin Prill and (he Ds'iy N alien arid tht AL'dir r1 Clrtu CLEO ft VOWE9S, E3 B-3 P.t'iihir TMC'.'ts H. ADAVS, V-'sv C _ N P L L C. i1, L A V H -y E: RJY f- WiLEi DCUGLAo K Pact HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH'1 ;