Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, July 27, 1970 Maurice Western Levesque's Future Writing in Saturday Night, Peter Dcsbarats lias posed the prospect of fiene L e v e s q u e opening the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He would only perform such a function, of course, if he were to be elected premier of Quebec. The possibility of the Parti Que- becois taking a majority of seats in the next election seems to have faded since election day when it polled 25 per cent of the popular vote. Premier Robert Bourassa has been going about his business quietly hut effec- tively. He has shown himself to be in support of the legitimate aims of pre- serving the French culture and he has managed to inject a note of op- timism into the business picture of the province. Nonetheless, there should be no fa- cile dismissal of the idea that Rene Levesque might win the next elec- tion. A business recession is not an altogether unlikely prospect and the attempt to have French become the first language at all levels of busi- ness may yet flounder on American- intransigence. It is not difficult to im- agine that discontent would flourish in consequence of one or both of these developments. Kene Levesque and his Parti Que- becois could be expected to profit po- litically from unrest. The signal of such support was given in Montreal's East End where the dispossessed are now congregated. Their vote could easily be augmented through capture of the rural poor who in this year's election voiced their discontent through the Creditistes. Although denied a voice in the leg- Levesque has acquired a medium through which he can keep his views before the public. As The Herald's correspondent in Quebec, Richard Purser, has recently noted, Mr. Levesque is making effective use of a daily column in a Montreal news- paper. Mr. Purser has also reported that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has unintentionally helped the cause of separatism by making remarks that have antagonized Quebecers. There is undoubtedly abund ant cause for exercising great caution in what is said about Quebec by out- siders. As well there is an urgency about co-operating in all reasonable economic and cultural programs de- signed to advance the aims of the French-speaking citizens of Quebec. Secrecy And Security Dr. Edward Teller, noted nuclear scientist, has recently argued that se- crecy in actuality works against se- curity. This is a mind-wrenching idea, especially when considered against the background of the McCarthy era. The Russians possess a very effec- tive spy system which is able to ob- tain virtually any information de- sired. But even without such a sys- tem the Russians would be able to match weapons development in the United States simply by pursuing re- search. Dr. Teller thinks Russian sci- entists could have performed the task of developing their first atomic bomb just as quickly without any of the in- formation they secured through their spy system. Tight security on scientific infor- mation, according to Dr. Teller, tends to work against the security interests of the U.S. and its allies. The best scientists do not want to engage in secret work so that increasingly it is hard to get good researchers in the field of defensive weaponry. A policy of openness could very well be the saving strategy needed in the world. Such a policy if pur- sued by the U.S. and the whole free world would put a pressure on the U.S.S.R. which could result in a grad- ual opening up there as well. Nothing would be lost in trying the open ap- proach since the U.S.S.R. obtains the information desired anyway. By opening up information pub- lishing classified data after a limited time pause would be given to those who would use secrecy for pure- ly political advantage. There is a crit- ical need for openness if the Strategic Arras Limitation Talks in Vienna are to be really fruitful. Only if there is discussion of actual weapons can there be understanding that will lead to meaningful agreements. Naturally this line of reasoning is bound to be resisted. It runs counter to the whole stance assumed for years in the U.S. and throughout most of the world. Dr. Teller realizes that the immediate reaction would be to reject his approach and seek to strengthen security measures instead. But he argues that democracies can- not match the police state intelli- gence apparatus and should not even attempt to do so. "It would be a sad says Dr. Teller, "if we match- ed the Russians by building up a se- cret police force of two million men democracy cannot function effec- tively under a cloak of secrecy." Dr. Teller has an advantage in get- ting his case considered. He has nev- er come under the slightest suspi- cion during all the post war anti- Communist hysteria that has char- acterized the U.S. Serious considera- tion should be given his views but the die may be too firmly cast. Art Buchwald WASHINGTON As the earnings statements of large companies get gloomier there is more and more pressure on corporation executives to make econo- mies in their firms. Most companies do this by first firing the office boy, then retrenching in the mail room department and finally by cutting the budget on the Softball team. But as time goes on and stockholders get unhappier and unhappier, management may have to start making cuts in the upper levels of the company and even executives are in danger of losing their jobs. How does someone in a large company save his job when all about him are losing theirs? Perhaps I can be of help. The first bit of advice is DO NOT TAKE A VACATION this year. No matter how bad- ly you need one, hang in there or else this is what could happen. "Maxwell, what are you doing sitting at my "Oh, Herndon, how was the "Fine. Now what are you doing in my "Well, finance decided to merge sales with packaging and they asked me to take over. I naturally fought the move but they were adamant. We tried to reach you on the Cape but they said you were racing in the Hyannis Nantuckct sailboat trials. How did you "I came in third. iVuw where have I been moved "That's wnat they were trying to reach you about. They've had to cut across tho board. I spoke up for you but. The second bit of advice is to institute an economy committee, before one is consti- tuted without you. Go into the president and say, "B. J., I'd like to organize a cost- cutting program so we don't get caught like Penn Central with our pants down. What I suggest we do is form a team and go into every department and see how we can eliminate waste. We could report to you within a month, so you'll have something to show the board." If your idea is accepted, you must use great tact in suggesting the elimination of somebody else's job, on the off chance that he might survive and do you in. You could say, "Gentlemen, I think we'd make a mistake if we let Fowler go. It's true his advertising campaign for 'Fluff was a complete disaster, but we must re- member there has been great consumer resistance in toiletries for dogs this year. Fowler is a genius when it comes to ad- vertising even though he has a tendency to antagonize everyone in the company." If Fowler loses his job you have the min- utes of the meeting to prove that you've defended him. To show that you have the company's in- terest at heart before your own, announce some economies you're making in your own department. "I'm happy to announce, gen- tlemen, that I've furloughed two telephone operators and laid off four watchmen in our Wichita warehouse, thus saving the company This cuts my department to the bone, but I believe we can manage with what we've got." The biggest danger during an economy drive is that the company may hire an outside consulting firm to make a private report on which people should be let go. If one comes in the plant, stop all work you are doing and spend every waking mo- ment with him. Most consultants know lit- tle or nothing about the businesses they are investigating, and if you can make them look good they may believe you are necessary to the firm. You can also get even with some bid en- emies. "Tell me, Hemdon, where is Mr. Max- "Maxwell? 1 believe he's playini? I.'e always plays golf en Yi'winesday afternoon with his doctor." (Toronto Telegram Is'ews Service) Way To Canadian Poorhouse rk'tTAWA While there are apparently some differ- ences members of the external affairs committee on the precise wording of a forth- coming report on foreign own- ership, the general findings should be gratifying to propon- ents of economic nationalism. The NDP, according to An- drew Brewin, believes that industries established in future should have at least 75 per cent Canadian ownership. This expression of limited dissatis- faction (limited because the document is, in the NDP view, basically sound) bears out re- ports that the majority would set the minimum at 51 per cent. It would be premature for enthusiastic Canadian do-it- yourselfers to yield to over- elation since the government has shown itself perfectly ca- pable of ignoring the external affairs committee, even when it is right. But at least the committee, seems to have been converted" and to that extent there will be rejoicing. We started with Canadian content rules in broadcasting and have now come to the point where we can anticipate, if the commit- tee has its way, general ap- plication of the principle to the whole field of future de- velopment. The quarrel over percent- ages need not be too depress- ing because, once the princi- ple is established, we can move on from strength to strength. Naturally, there will be a price to pay but even this will exhilarate anti Americans be- cause, in many of its aspects, it will be 100 per cent Cana- dian. We are short of demon- .strably Canadian capital and technology; even the commit- tee, presumably, agrees with this. Otherwise, why limit fu- ture Canadian content to 51 per cent or even Mr. Bre- win's 75 per cent? Why not go- tor 100 per cent thus hiaximiz- ing the patriotic tingle in our red blood corpuscles? It follows that, if we are going to clamp down on foreign participation in devel- opment, we will delay devel opment. This wi the North, the West and some other regions. The bright side is that it will be fine for To- ronto and Montreal economic imperalists. 'For the resources will be kept on ice, as it were, awaiting their convenience. This delay will cause suf- fering. But why worry since it will be good, clean, 100 per cent Canadian suffering? The Americans will have no share in it, which serves them right. Without development, there will be unemployment. With a little effort, however, we can be philosophic about it. At least the boys and girls crowding the Manpower of- fices will be 100 per cent, red- blooded Canadian boys and girls in no way comparable to though some have the misfor- tune to work for American Since we abhor foreign wars, it will be gratifying to have a larger war on poverty here at home all to ourselves. There is a school of thought which holds that we can avoid all this. We can, it is suggested, have our cake and eat it too. The theory is that we Canadians have all sorts of capital to invest but are being held back simply for lack of a mechanism. This will be pro- vided by the Canadian Devel- HP har-H on" Prosperous citizens 'elsewhere ent Corporation, which has who suffer inner turmoil be- flickering around like "Sorry about that, but the boys across the street can patch you cause they draw their cheques from' American firms. Moreover, with progressive Canadian take-overs and the appearance of certifiably Ca- nadian firms, the pollution content of ah- and water will become steadily more Cana- dian. The day may even come when he can swim in solely Canadian pollutants. We will then have a sense of wellbeing which we obviously cannot en- joy in the present unsatisfac- tory conditions. No one would argue that the unemployed, denied work by enlightened Canadian policy, should be left to look after themselves. They will have to be clothed; preferably in 100 per cent Canadian textiles since the industry is now qual-' ifying as a chosen instrument. They will have to be shod hope- fully in 100 per cent Canadian products which wear out fast- er, thus contributing to econ- omic betterment. They will have to be fed, housed, in- spired with 100 per cent CBC sermons and. entertained by our 100 per cent Canadian film industry. For all this there will be a tax bill. Unfortunately for our national pride; there is no as- surance at present that it will be a 100 per cent Canadian b'ill paid for strictly by hon- est-to-gocdness Canadian waf- flers. As matters stand, we tax foreign corporations, undeserv- ing of the honor of sharing our burdens, and, if the White Pa- per becomes law, we will tax them more. we have the satisfaction of paying most of it. Mr. Ben- son knows where the money is and he is taking dead aim at the middle group of indubitably Canadian wage earners (even will-o'-the-wisp ever since Wal- ter Gordon's day. Once the CDC has been set up and properly staffed with bureaucrats, it will turn out that every Canadian has for years been stuffing money into his socks against the day when he would have a chance to use it. Sometimes, in utter frustration, he has gone out to spend it on his ccttage or a new boat or on diapers for the baby or on margarine, heavily taxed by government so that we will not grow too fat and complacent. But the CDC will change ev- erything; it will be the essen- tial mechanism inducing ev- eryone to save and it will carry the stamp of government which should impress everyone, espe- cially if he happens to be complete lunatic or Rip van Winkle. Who cares if there is a flaw in the reasoning? At least we will have our pride. It is particularly encourag- ing to know that the new era, foreshadowed by the external affairs committee, is to be presided over by a Canadian ownership and control bu- reau. We Canadians, as anyone would admit, are not perfect. We have our faults and our shortcomings. But when it conies to producir-g 100 per cent Canadian bureaucrats to compound government follies we can meet the highest stan- dars of international competi- tion. With enough official guid- ance we should have no diffi- culty'in finding our way to a 100 per cent Canadian poor- house where we will all enjoy 100 per cent happiness, thanks to a prescient parliamentary committee. (Herald Ottawa Bureau) Anthony Westell U.S. Revolution Could Be The End Of Canada Too QTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau focused on the central reality of Canada's ex- ternal relations in this era, long before the recent wordy White Paper on foreign policy. He said in one of his encoun- ters with students that he was far more concerned by what was happening in the great cities of the United States than he was by any threat from the far side of the Berlin Wall. The remark surprised a great many people at that time and shocked those who thought it the highest priority to maintain Canadian forces in Europe. But now the truth of Tru- deau's insight is clear for all to see. U.S. society is in tern- Letters To The Editor We trouble and there is open discussion, here as well as south of the border, of the possi- bility of revolutionary change. Revolutionary change in the United States would obviously overflow into Canada, and per- haps destroy us. It is not only our economy which is meshed with the United States. Our culture and pur political ideas are heavily influenced some would say dominated and directed by developments to the south. Further, Canada has been able to exist as an independent country only because the United States has allowed it, observing certain ideals unusual in human history, however imper- fect about the freedom of nations and non-interference in the affairs of neighbors. There is little reason to be- lieve that a revolutionary gov- ernment in the United Slates, whether of the left or the right, would be willing to leave us our independence. But it is not necessary to go to the length of forecasting ac- tual revolution in the United States to undersatnd the over- riding importance to Canada of developments within our giant neighbor. The danger of a serious weak- ening of democratic and social ideals in the United States as Trudeau foresaw is a much more imminent threat to Can- ada today than any likely de- A Semi-Religious Layman's View I would like to express my concern over certain clerics' concern about the possibility of increased Sunday sports and entertainment in our city. Cler- ics are entitled to their opinion, but the influence they tend to wield over a is great and if their letters to the editor can sway enough oppo- sition to keep "the Lord's Day" for the Lord and a "day of rest" for the community, then the rest of us (latent will have to submit to keeping Sunday a monopolist reserve for the accord- ing to the laws and bylaws of our country. My concern is from a semi- religious layman's point of view. Now at present Leth- bridge has a relatively restric- tive "Lord's Day" and though No Solution In reply to W. J. McAulcy's inane response to Gaston Rc- naud's letter. Mr. McAuley seems to have come up with an excellent method of ration- alizing mediocrity. One can al- ways minimize the challenge to correct one's mistakes by find- ing fault elsewhere in an at- tempt to divert attention away from oneself. I agree with his sentiments concerning other ethnic groups' in Canada but this type of fin- ger-pointing and tattling will not help to solve the problem. J. K. SCARLETT Lethbridgc, I feel that the majority of its citizens as a whole are peace- loving, law-abiding people, this does not mean that our city is free of wrong-doing. Last Sunday I chanced to see a couple reclining on lawn chairs and partaking of a locally- brewed alcoholic beverage as I was on my way to do my devotional penance at a local religious shrine. I must confess that I was quite visib ly shock- ed to see such blatant and un- patriotic disregard for the "Lord's Why it remind- ed me of those people who rush out of the theatre so that they won't have to pay homage to our Queen and country when the anthem is played. I, for one would like to see the city adopt a more reason- able altitude toward "The Lord's Day." Christianity is supposed to be a "way of life" and not an institution that ne- cessitates mandatory lip-ser- vice and relegation to a certain day of the week. "These are the times that tiy men's but this is true of the past and will prob- ably be true of the future. If life was a paradise here on earth we would probably not enjoy the pleasures that this suffering world has to offer and there would probably be no room for heaven or God. Certain elements of our society have continuously prophesied an apocalyptic doom since the time, of Sodom in a attempt to instil a stoic way uf life upon mankind. If going to see a movie on Sunday night is to be the mi igating factor be- tween salvation and damna- tion, can salvation or its stoic pursuit be that meaningful? Of course if we permit this one small breach in our staunch defence against sin and iniquity (Sunday sports and why who's to say where it will all end? Why this might even act as a catalyst in the transformation of our fair city into a (God "hippy haven" like Vancouver. The hippies are actually a Com- munist inspiration, intended to undermine our traditional and sacred morals (or at least that is what someone stated on the And do not forget that by giving more time for sports and entertainment, a proportional decline will result in our national patriotism. Don't forget citizens, that those children who aren't in Sunday Schools and Churches are prob- ably indulging in vice and ex- perimenting with drugs, (f have tin's on good authority, for I read the implication in a letter to the editor in The Her- I trust this letter does not re- veal any resentment on my part. It is the sincere expres- sion and concern of my heart that "common sense" prevail and of course, my concern for you, the citizens of Lethbridge. Letbbridgc. PAUL KAZAKOFF. velopment in the Communist world. Every political event in the United Stales has an echo in Canada, sometimes good, some- times bad, and often producing quite unpredictable conse- quences. Racial riots in the United States not only stirred up the black community in Canada, but also encouraged Canadian Indians to demand their rights as a minority. Dissent over Vietnam be_came an issue between the parties in Canada and also radicalized such people as Mel Watkins, who quickly became the leader of a left-wing revival in the New Democratic Party. The pressure of discontented Americans moving into Canada to escape problems at home the draft, urban violence, or pollution is already being felt and is bound to become more obvious and Controver- sial. Certainly, any move toward political extremism in the United States will have immed- iate impact in Canada, shaping events here and our relations with the rest of the world. The White Paper on foreign policy is often unconvincing, in fact, because it is based on the hypothesis that the nature of our relationship with the United States will remain essentially unchanged, when the as Trudeau that there are likely to be important and perhaps unpleasant changes. This is not really a criticism of the White Paper, which had to be based on some assump- tions. But it does mean that we should not become so involved in theoretical concepts of Can- ada's interests in the world, or so enraptured by ideals of na- tional independence, that we forget the harsh reality of our vulnerability to the Uniled States. When we toll the bell for the United States, it is tolling also for Canada. (Toronto Star Syndicate) LOOKING BACKWARD THROUGH THE HERALD 1920 Pathfinder P. Gom- ery, who is on tour from Mon- treal to Vancouver surveying out a transcontinental auto road on Canadian soil, reports the all-Hed route through the Crowsnest Pass the best road over which he has passed in his journey. 1930 J. S. Stewart was elected in the Lethbridge riding with a majority of 844 over A. G. Baalim and 102 over T. 0. King. Over voters turn- ed out at the polls, the largest vote ever recorded in tin's riding. 19-10 million laying hens, about two-thirds of the Motherland's flocks, will b e slaughtered before Sept. 15 be- cause of a shortage of chicken feed, it was announced in Am- sterdam. 1950 President Truman said he is not considering use of the atomic bomb in the Ko- rean war. He was reminded by a reporter at a press confer- ence that he had once said that he would not hesitate to use the bomb if it became nec- essary to assure world peace. I960 Bushland bordering the little community of Merritt, B.C. was plunged into a jun- glelike atmosphere when a cir- cus truck upset in a ditch, freeing three tigers and two lions.. The customers talked more of the lion hunt than of the fair after the incident. flic Lethbridge Herald KM 7th SI. S., Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Published 1905 1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Class Mail Registration Nnmber 0013 Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Ncwnuiw Publisiters' Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO W. MOWERS, Editor and Publisher THOMAS B. ADAMS, Centra] Manager JOE BALLA WILLIAM RAY Managing Editor Associate Editor .ROY F. MILES DOUOLAS K. WALKEI Advertising Manager Editorial Pant Editor "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH"