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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta IWI Ethiopia's feudal system threatened The latest political upheaval in Ethiopia puts further and possibly fatal strains on a social system which closely resembled the feudal order of medieval Europe. The build-up of central power in the African with its 25 million inhabitants representing a wide ethnic variety spread over square involved big handouts of land and other wealth in return for the sup- port of influential local figures. Now along with high- ranking churchmen and mem- bers of the governmental bu- form an affluent elite amid a mass of landless poor. The poor blame the rich mi- nority for alleged neglect of a disastrous drought situation which brought death to hun- dreds of thousands of Ethio- pians. Charges of governmen- tal corruption are rife too. Chief reformists tend to be junior army officers from out- side the established social elite. Certainly there is every sign this time of determination on the army's part to bring about major changes. Sweeps by heavily-armed troops searching for wanted intensive talks between the military and established politicians about reform de- mands and the tight control exercised by the military over the Addis prove that the officers definitely mean business. But to turn reform ideas into reality might prove a ma- jor requiring the kind of force which the military planned to avert. For private ar- mies in the service of rich in- dividuals are common in another point of resemblance to the Middle Ages in Europe and potential- ly a threat to the reformers. the process of ef- fectively centralizing the country continues to be sub- jected to separatist strains despite the efforts of Haile emperor since 1930. An example is the guerrilla movement in the northeastern region which was an Italian colony before British forces conquered it in 1941. Eritrea was handed over to Ethiopia in 1952 and was fully integrated into the imperial state system 10 years later. But the extent of continuing anti-government agitation in Eritrea was dramatized by the recently-ended detention of Canadian helicopter pilot Donald held for three months by kidnappers representing the self- described Eritrean Liberation Front For Haile Selassie occupied a sacrosanct place in the politics of Ethiopia generally. Advocates of change try to avoid acting against him per- sonally. But he is 81 and with or without reform de- many Ethiopians have become anxious about their country and wonder what will happen after his long period of power is over. Hartwell flies again Deputy returning officer fired for beating gun Brenda federal elect candidates. Ideological split and Robert Mitchell express their choice of candidates in the July 8 by displaying his and her signs on the lawn of their home in in the Simcoe North riding. Neither will budge on their choice of N.W.T. Eighteen months after the tragedy from which he emerged as the sole sur- Marten Hartwell has piloted an aircraft in the Far North. The flight was over the same course. Cambridge Bay to from which he strayed and eventually crash- ed Nov. while on a mercy flight to evacuate two Eskimo patients. When Mr. Hartwell was lo- cated 32 days an Eskimo a young boy and an English Judy were dead. When rescued he had two broken a broken left Exteme poverty on its way out By ANN LAUGHLIN QUEBEC Herman director of the Hudson Institute of New said Wednesday that world econo- mies will undergo the highest growth rate in history during the next leading to af- fluence and abolition of most extreme poverty. is the task of humanity to make the rest of the world he told the annual con- vention of the Society of In- dustrial Accountants of Canada. He predicted an annual growth rate of six per cent in gross world product until 1985 and even higher rates after leading to worldwide af- fluence or at least vast im- provement by the year 2000. In times of such rapid the rich become vast- ly richer and the poor are WE'VE MOVED 301 Metcalfe Building QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dentil Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. 328-7684 dragged up with Mr. Kahn said. The only people to suffer will be the upper mid- dle class because cheap labor and services will no longer be available. He said it is possible to have a high growth rate with high unemployment and in fact high unemployment makes an economy easier to run. Mr. a noted futurist and policy .adviser to several said indexing would partially offset the ef- fects of inflation and brushed aside comments on the effects on inflation of union demands for higher wages. trouble with union bar- gaining is that employers don't he said. management remains inept at bargaining and play its the system won't work and there will be govern- ment By the 21st century there will be continued industrial development in the Third World By most misery will derive from the anxieties of wealth not from scarcities. He warned about the erty of a situation in which government can af- ford to provide all services needed or demanded but has to assign them priorities in order to get everything done. This means people would have to wait a long time for actual delivery of possible services. He also said there has been no successful assessment to date of the effects of tech- nological change on people. Mr. Kahn blamed the recent world energy crisis on by the United States government. These included keeping the price of natural gas too thus causing depletion of re- driving coal from the market and hampering delaying building of the Alaska enforcing badly for- mulated environmental and ecological safety measures too rigidly and rapidly. New act proclaimed OTTAWA The gov- ernment has proclaimed the new Weights and Measures Act and its regulations to be in force Aug. 1974. The act updates existing legislation by recognizing changes in business practices and advances in such as the increasing use of electronic weighting devices which record and print weight and price on packaged com- modities. A statement yesterday by Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray states it also will lay a firm foundation for conversion to the metric system by defining all quan- tities whether gallons or feet in terms of internationally recognized metric units. The act also makes tamper- ing with or resetting odometers on automobiles a federal even if the tampering is done in one province and the car sold in another. This part of the act will be enforced by the RCMP with the co-operation of provincial authorities. Other devices to be controll- ed by the act include coin- operated vending machines for the dispensing of coffee or soft-drinks which now will be required to state the quantity of beverage served in each cup. one of eight elegant styles by Revelstoke Companies 4AAA Phonft 327-5777 knee and a smashed nose and his pilot's licence was suspended by the transport ministry for medical reasons. With the injuries no longer a Mr. Hartwell wrote examinations last month and his licence was returned. He now is looking for a flying job. The flight last week was ar- ranged by Mike an Edmonton businessman who owns a fishing lodge 50 miles northwest of Cambridge Bay. The job was to ferry a Cessna 180 to Edmonton for repairs. Mr. Hackman said whether Mr. Hartwell is hired full- time this summer depends on how quickly the aircraft can be fixed. If the repairs are completed Mr. Hartwell will be offered a job shuttling fishermen from Cambridge Bay to the lodge on Char Mr. Hackman said. Suspended SAN FRANCISCO Former presidential counsel Herbert Kalmbach was suspended from law practice by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday for his role in the Watergate political espionage affair. He began serving a six-to 18-month federal prison term Monday. MARTEN HARTWELL East kootenay train derailed B.C. The derailment of a unit coal train here Wednesday resulted in 200 feet of track being torn up. One diesel unit and 21 cars of an 82-car westbound train left the tracks. The train was carrying coal to Roberts Bank from the East Kootenay. A CP Rail spokesman said it would likely be several days before service on the line is restored. BRANDON Alfred G. returning officer for Brandon-Souris said Wednesday he discovered that votes had been counted and the results given to can- didates in one of the advance polls last weekend. commenting on a news story from Mr. Wood said he had no knowledge of such a count. Mr. Wood said the deputy returning officer and her clerk at Boissevain have been relieved of their posts on instructions of Jean-Marc chief electoral officer. All persons concerned have been cautioned not to release the vote which is an offence under the elections act. Mr. Wood said the deputy failed to follow her in- sealed the voters' list inside the ballot box and sent the box to him. He opened it in the presence of party on instructions from Mr. to remove the list without examining or counting the ballots He subsequently learned from a party he that the ballots already had been counted at the advance poll and the results mailed to the four candidates in the con- stituency Mr Wood said he is making a full report on the in- cident to the chief electoral officer. In a spokesman for Mr. Hamel's office said he will study the report to decide whether to press charges. MIKE HANZEL Extra wear For Every Pair 371-7th Street South INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 LITTLE BOW PROVINCIAL PARK IS OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS The Park can only accommodate of its normal which means you could be turned away. Due to major renovations Little Bow Provincial Park is not recommended for use. Upon completion LITTLE BOW will be one of Alberta's finest Parks We're sorry for the inconvenience but it's worth the wait. TRY ONE OF THESE PARKS CALGARY KINBROOK ISLAND CHAIN LAKES LETHBRIDGE CHAIN LAKES WILLOW CREEK KINBROOK ISLAND ALL FINE PROVINCIAL PARKS IN THE MEANTIME WE CHAIN LAKES Miles West of Nanton WILLOW CREEK Miles West of Stavely KINBROOK ISLAND -10 Miles South of Brooks LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow ...today ;