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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE IEIHBRIDCE HERAID July Carl Rowan The security threat The issue in the Pentagon Papers case seems to have boiled down to whether or not the security of the United States is put in jeopardy by their In deciding that it the Supreme Court lias agreed with the judgment of the edi tors of the newspapers who had pro ceeded to The question of whether or not the public has a right to know everything that newspaper publishers can get their hands on will continue to be a matter of de From the beginning of the action against Ins newspapers it looked as though the Nixon administration had made a mistake in forcing the cessa tion of publication of the Pentagon Some action against the per son or persons guilty of stealing the study and perhaps against the re ceivers of the same would seem iar more Enough had already been published prior to the to permit the public to Unow the tenor of the whole Mort of the damage seemed to have been done at the stage where publishing All that was ac complished was to create the suspi cion that there might be worse things to It might be said that most of what is found in the Pentagon Papers was already known or The con tention that the was forced into military action against North Viet nam because of unprovoked attacks on ships in the Gulf of Tonkin in the summer of 1964 was exposed as false in for In a the Pentagon Papers only confirm what was previously known or The cooling off of enthusiasm for the Vietnam war is at least partly due to the doubts created by what had surfaced now and then regarding the escalating of the participa tion in As a consequence of the Pentagon public support for President Nixons plan for withdraw al may That may be what Nixon and his advisors feared and what prompted them to act to stop security is not threatened by the publication of the Pentagon Pa It is doubtful if many people have ever been really that a threat to security lay be hind the involvement in A very real threat to the security of the United States has existed for some time now in the intense feeling of opposition to the government for not getting out of the Dealing with this threat is of paramount im Apparently what prompted the leak of the war study and its publication is a feeling that the situation calls for a facing of the truth by every one and most of all by those in au It remains to be seen whether it will result in soulsearching or Meanwhile there is still a war in Vietnam in which forces are The Russian tragedy The whole world mourns with the Russian people who had been buoy ed by the remarkable achievement of their heroic Tragedy rathen than joy an entire nation geared to suddenly and plunged into One can only hope that the who have also witnessed the tragedy that conies from high hopes and the in the aftermath of this recent will be drawn closer to one another in shared mis Close one would like to that American and Soviet cooperation in space research will be come a fact of the They have much to learn from one Canada first Another tirst for Canada All over seas mail will go from this country by air In some cases airmail pos tage rates may be slightly less than they were although air letters which are widely used be cause of their convenience will now cost fifteen cents instead of the form er But those who want to send Christmas cards for instance wont be able to lake advantage of the cheaper but slower surface Documents of various let ters with enclosures and a myriad of other forms of correspondence in which speed of delivery is not ne cessarily an will have to go at full air mail There wont be any other way to send Mail including the air are paid by the government at a per ton mile Therefore the airlines are going to be happy with the postmaster generals new ar But its another first for Canada that a lot of Canadians could do Its going to cost them ERIC NICOL TX the telephone company trying to in crease my phone bill the wallet you are calling is not in It was taken out last month by a technician from the finance On my income tax return I list tele phone expense as a religious My belief in the existence of our phone is an act of I havent seen the instrument since my daughters became old enough to I or want to that the blower sits there somewhere in the limit less expanse of but 1 cant prove There is need in our house to ask for whom tile bell The cat takes more calls than I I remember as though it were yester day the last time one of my daughters an swered the phone and in a tone of wounded disbelief Its for The whole was thrown into confu My hams creaked with the unaccus tomed effort to rise from a chair without a period of mental My chil dren clusterrc5 around the which lay on its side as though stricken by a previously unknown My wife ran into the back yard to see if the telephone pole had bean hit by It was a urong number of The family breathed But suspicion lingered that I would take a phono call if given half a I it was proven that I knew which end to put to my It would be only a matter of time till T remembered which end I talk ed Because of the extension of conversa tion by the younger and with Mother filling the intervals when our spawn pause for 1 have informed business associates that for me telecom munication consists of a native runner carrying the message in a cleft One Toronto publisher is cooperating with me in the experiment of thought Aside from necessitys moth ering ESP is attractive because there is no toll The telephone company is asking for a boost in its charge because of rising 1 dont understand how my phone is more expensive to I know that it isnt because of something I The phone company says I live in a wild and rugged I guess it knows our neighborhood better than J But according 10 my records I am not mak ing more obscene phone calls than I was in I can oniy assume that the phone com pany is hiring more people to do the bird imitations I get when I try direct dis tance In contrast to DDD seems to encourage the propagation of screech loons and an unidentified fowl that hiccups a The phone company has I sup lost some revenue because pay phone booths are tied up by Superman changing into his But it is difficult to dispel the suspicion that there is profiteer ing by a corporate octopus bearing only a passing resemblance to Alexander Graham In fact I may even brood about when for the third time in one afternoon I have dropped the lawnmower to run into the house and answer the call from a youthful voice that says it is Debbie and will talk to Can some one please quote me the monthly rate for a party line of smoke signals a poor ivinner too Ily Dmig Walker A N occasional comment drifts back to me Ing a name like nnnl T1 Politicians harassing TV insupportable WASHINGTON Members of the House Commerce Committee have let their egos overload their so pride apparently is going to drive them to push contempt pro ceedings against Frank president of the Co lumbia Broadcasting And that will produce an other Constitutional confronta tion every bit as historic as the great hassle between the news papers and the government over the Pentagon Harley Staggers D chairman o the House wants Stan ton held in contempt of Con gress because Stanton refuses to give Congress all the and recordings that contributed to CBSs controver sial The Sell ing of the Stanton would not be worth much as a guardian of the pub lic interest if lie did not invite a contempt because what the Congressrnmen seek to do is They want to establish a pre cedent under which politicians who dont like a television sentation can call in the pro ducers and their rough film and scripts and try to impugn their motives and judgment in editing the The day isnt coming when an American newspaperman will turn over his or re corded or photo graphs and let some Congress men or government official secondguess his choice of a of quotes to or photographs to The You Cant Play PingPong All the Time whole country is in trouble if Congress is permitted to single out television tor this kind of There has never been a tele vision documentary of merit that did not irk some Congress Some Senators still curse Harvest of the late Edward Morrows great do cumentary on migrant work A mossbacked minority in the Congress screamed angrily when television focused its cameras on the ugly truth of hunger in The Selling of the Penta gon has won some lofty but that wont si lence the howls of those out of vested feel compelled to defend anything and everything about the de fense Can anyone imagine televi sion networks ever doing worthwhile programs on con troversial issues if they are al ways subject to secondguess harassment from bellyaching Congressmen who can pass judgment on whether the docu mentary meets their idea of No group of politicians ought ever to have that kind of and it bespeaks a lofty level of or that Staggers and William Springer should imagine that the public wants them to exercise such Stanton speaks for the pre servation of a free society when he says The chilling effect of both tire subpoena and the inquiry itself is plain beyond all ques If newsmen are told that their and tapes will be subject to compulsory process so that the government can determine whether the news has been satisfactorily the nature and vigor of their news gathering and reporting activities will in evitably be Staggers counters with the argument that television is so powerful it sends chills up and down the spine of many men in this Calling the net works the nations most power ful instruments of public opin he said they can ruin every and every member of Staggers needs to be re minded that the First Amend ment protections of the press were designed precisely to keep a few chills running down the spines of those who spend the publics money and do the pub lics Those chills are what keep a lot ot public ser vants including Presi If those Constitutional protec tions were justified for the written media 150 years when their power was viewed as awesome they are justified for television in this frightful new atomic era when a power free press is all the more One could at least entertain Staggers argument if the per formance of the networks had been of such overweening abuse of power that numbers of honorable men were driven from public life into But such has not been the case in it might be said that the networks have dealt too gently with numerous scoundrels who deserved to be chased away from the public Stanton concedes that journa lists make including mistakes of judgment in Some of the editing techniques used to prepare The Selling of the Pentagon are certainly and other Congressmen are within their rights to complain of what they think are to attempt to call the publics wrath down upon an offending station or But the constitution draws the line right And heaven help the people if the day ever conies when the poli ticians are given the bullying powers over this powerful me dium that some House mem bers now seek to Field Colin Smith Indias deadly cholera bomb ticking away from ihe readership that indicates some people arc a little skeptical about whether there really is someone called They apparently find hard to hclicvc that anyone could go around sport shes Even our kids will ad mit to Actually the name isnl so had although only the Scots seem to favor We console ourselves that she could have lecn TVTEW DELHI said a young Dutch doctor recently arrived in Calcutta for the European child rescue or g a n i z a t i o Terre des is like an unex ploded Just when you think things are going to be okay it goes off in your With a disease which is spread by a water explained Doctor Hendrik you could hardly count yourself as home and dry when a monsoon season had just Flood water could easily take cholera to places it had not been be The East Pakistan refugee story is already rating smaller headlines in the worlds Even the Indian newspapers are no longer devoting the whole of their front pages to the horrors of Bangla President Yahya Khans re gime is apparently so confident that it has tidied the mess up that Radio Pakistan has an nounced that foreign journa lists will be allowed unescorted into the Eastern Wing Now the survivors of famine and disease huddle in the sodden camps that televi sion and the other media have made as synonymous with West Bengal as Big Ben is with London or the Eiffel Tower with Already some of the places have taken on an air of per with wayside tea stalls and signs asking the traf fic to slow down when it drives At the time of writing the Indians are saying that some six million refugees have crossed into their There is absolutely no way of checking whether this is true or false even if it Fig ures become quite meaningless at the sight of one dying It has long been established that most of the refugees lo come out in the later the Indians say five million of are Hindus who will probably never return to their homes even if they arc in a liberated Bangla Never fairly senior civil ser vants here in Delhi still insist that the Pakistanis must have them knowing full well that this is never going to hap is an altitude which con jures up dreadful visions of people being kept in showcase a perpetual reminder to the rest of the world of a neighbors awful mistake an other Palestine with India play ing the role of the Arab The same civil servants say that least S2 million a day in aid would be needed to cope with all the refu gees and at Ihe moment no where near that amount is coming in or ever likely They are very anxious that any impression that recent aid was for India should be Its not for Its for Paki These people are Pakis Another official sighed There are said to be 10 mil lion Hindus in East Even India cant absorb 10 million At the moment mass vacci nation has definitely contained the cholera but there are fears that many people who have been given jabs may al ready have been infected with the disease which has a seven day incubation Thus the disease is spread usually by the victim excreting into water which people use for drinking without boiling it and peo ple who have not already had injections become saying they are no There are rumors of unconfirmed by the at Mana Camp where some of the refugeeswho settled in bor der areas have been taken by air and This camp is in Madhya Pradesh state in the centre of It is ran by the a colonel in the artillery is in and was started in Some of the refugees who went there then there has been a steady trickle of Hindu refugees into India from Muslim Pakistan since parti Aged Minority Facts By Ray NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON One de prived minority group is seldom mentioned the There are today 20 million men and women aged 65 and Half are more than One out of five is over In 30 years there will be 30 million Thirty per cent of the elderly are In half of the aged families had income un der Half of the elderly living alone had incomes under Almost a third of the elderly probably have assets of less than for emergen The male suicide rate is For men it increases steadily to GO per at age The suicide rate for females reaches a peak of 12 per in the 45to54 period The problem is not only in come but The four million elderly who work are fairly well even though many of them work at poorly paid parttime But many of the 80 per cent without especially the men begin to sec themselves as out ofdate and socJly irrelevant a society that increasingly emphasizes It is a common practice these days to say that many young people arc alienated because they feel that society has no place for But what about the vigorous elderly man or wo man out of work and denied a not for lack of but because of age Yet studies sponsored by the Department of Educa tion and Welfare find ial injuries arc lowest for workers over Older skil1 and interested in holding their tend lo avoid the impulsive acts younger work Women office workers show little char in output teage even when they pass The aging worker may be more desirable because he is less likely than the younger worker to change jobs though he may have low interest in retraining for a new job in the sai Verbal aoility improves with Under most age relatr in the primary ability to learn appear to be Surveys of learn ing under industrial conditions suggest that in abstract learn ing there are dif ferences old and young But it may take the older man or woman longer to learn new moor While older as a group have poorer health than younger many older workers do retain good It is one report to all older work ers because slat i s t i c s show prevalence of chronic conditions in the The Department of Labor has studied reasons employers give for age limits on Physi cal incapability is most often Yet 71 per cent of those giving this reason had no dies to back their Ko jumbled are such practic e says one labor department that some employers will ingly hire older workers for jobs that other employers in sist are beyond their many employers rate their own older workers as highly productive ami depend hut refuse to biro new em ployees in the same age range because of lion in 947 are still During the present crisis the inhabitants of which at 10 miles is the nearest town to the have petitioned the authorities to ensure that no body leaves the camp and goes into their town under any cir But the Colonel says that he has now got so many people in his charge that he cannot stop the odd one going for a It is not difficult to sympa thize with the So much human misery is quite over whelming and after a while you find that you are no longer looking them in the eye or look ing at them at all if you can help There are still plenty of unburied bodies On the way up to the border to visit a Mukti Fouj camp the Mukti Fouj are Bangla Desh guerrillas who usually turn out to be former border policemen of the East Pakistan Rifles we saw a field full of on the banks of a we saw some Hindu funeral pyres being Driving past one refugee camp we had to swerve to avoid an old lady lying the middle of the wearily shaking her head at the impossibility of it Sne look ed up as we went by and seem ed to be Hundreds of by no means all of them were walking up and down that piece of road but nobody seemed to be about to help Nor did it occur to me that we might have stopped until much Cholera kills you vomit and get diarrhea so much that you lose all the minerals in your body and the heart and liver stop Some of the refugees are GO weak that they have been known to die within an hour of their first attack The relief program in West Bengal is being coordinated by a team from the Ministry of La bour and Rehabilitation who have set up their headquarters in They say they need roofing materials Tripura state on East Paki stans eastern border they have even run out of sun grass which is the local thatching as well as protein food and milk powder in roughly that What they do not need is people India docs quite well for peo ple even if they are We export reminded one of the central governments relief We have unem ployed doctors who will work for a month for what it would cost a relief agency to keep a dcotor for a night in the Grand Hotel in What we want is the But Doctor Scheer and the rest of the Dutch some of whom have experience of cholera out breaks in Algeria and say it could get worse before it gets better and then they might need all the experienced field help they can Written for The Herald ami The Observer in London Looking backward Throngli the Herald 1921 Jack Dempsey retain ed his h e a v yweight world championship today after four rounds with Georges Carpen Bennett today acknowledged that large areas of the prairies were fac ing a national It is hoped by the western MPs that a sum of million for un employment and western dis tress will be made 21 year old class of single men is expected to provide sufficient men so that few 22yearolds will be called to start compulsory military training in Canada in oil production in Alberta was down barrels daily from the prevUis The daily average is lilfil Ernest died today from self inflicted shot gun wounds at his home at The Letlibridcje Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Published 1905 by BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Registration 0012 Member of The Canadian Press and ho Canadian Dally Newspaper Publishers Association and the Auaif Bureau of Clrculatloni CLEO Editor nnd Publisher THOMAS General Manage JOE BALL A WILLIAM HAY Manncjlng Editor Associate Editor ROY F MILES DOUGLAS WALKER Advertising Manorirr Editorial Pane Editor THE HERAID SERVES THE SOUTH ;