Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Juno 12, "70 i 0 i 1" AJ, imm Vw V Vh iWOudw Richard Purser Arabs Against Arabs The Arab states of Jordan and Leb- anon have been undergoing renew- ed assault at the hands of Arab guer- rillas. Palestinian refugees who want to regain their homeland from thu .Israelis arc disgruntled by the mod- erate stance taken by their hosts. Jordan's King Hussein has been anxious to shy away from open war- fare with Israel. His forces were soundly defeated by the Israelis in the 1987 seven-day war. There is no good reason to believe that Jordan would not be quickly devastated if there should be another war. Leban- on likewise is highly vulnerable. While Arabs are thus pitted against Arabs the Israelis are doubtless ex- periencing some relief from the con- tinual harassment of the guerrillas along their borders. The relief is cer- tain to be appreciated but it is not likely that there is much relaxation in Israel. If the guerrillas were to succeed in upsetting the governments in Jordan and Lebanon. Israel would then face hostile states whose resources might be recklessly thrown into assaults on the enemy. Then other states sym- pathetic to the intransigent attitude of the Palestinians might be drawn in and there would result the Middle East war that everyone so greatly fears. The peril to the world represented by the Palestinian guerrillas' cause is daily driven home as they continue to foment trouble for friends and foes alike. The necessity of working for some kind of agreement between Is- rael and the Arab states is obvious. What is not obvious is how even a start on working toward the agree- ment can be made. The Peronist Mystique Peronism is not dead in Argentina, but one of its bitterest opponents probably is. General Pedro Aram- bum, a former president of Argentina was kidnapped on May 29 and his ab- ductors announced that they would kill him tor his crimes against form- er dictator Juan Peron. They topped it all off by a grisly proposal. They would exchange the General's corpse that of the late Eva Peron. Gen- eral Aramburu was the officer who gave the order to the army intelli- gence service to remove the body of Peron's wife to a secret grave after it had lain in state in Buenos Aires, an object of reverence to the Peron- istas. For an interim period Argentina's affairs are being run by a trium- virate military junta. President On- gania, who held power for the past four years has been deposed be- cause, say Ms former colleagues, "he lacks a political solution for the revo- lution." This is not to say that there is a full blown revolution in progress in Argentina now, but the junta thinks thers might have been if they had not ousted Ongania and taken over themselves. Most of the civil unrest is caused by the Peronist movement, or "my- stique" as one commentator puts it. These agitators do not necessarily demand the return of former dicta- tor Juan Peron, now 74, to take over the government. What they want is a return to the old practises which Peron and his beautiful wife Eva, used so well to manipulate to their own advantage. Peron adopted rash- ly generous practises towards privi- leged union officials and organized labor which almost put the country into bankruptcy, and the results of this are still around. Labor and the unions are putting up stiff resistance against government attempts to curb wage inflation Although the ousting of President Ongania, according to reports, has hardly caused a ripple in the day to day affairs of Argentinians, the choice of a new president will hold some clues as to what course Argentine politics may take until the next coup, that is. He will probably be one of the three interim rulers, two of whom are in the sense that they favor some form of return to civilian rule. The third member of the junta, Lt. Gen. Ale- jandro Lanussc is known as a hard line military man who would probab- ly be more ruthless with dissenters. Whoever assumes the seat of power in Argentina is in for a tough peace keeping operation. The opposing forces have a well established guer- rilla force, and dissent is ready to erupt into violence. Argentina has had two general strikes in the past two months, and recent big demon- strations to mark the anniversary of brutal police action against rioting workers in Cordoba a year ago do not indicate a climate of domestic peace in the near future. Art Buchwa d WASHINGTON People who have been wondering why things have been un- raveling so badly in Washington these may be interested in the explanation of a distinguished Chinese scholar who visited the Capitol last week. Dr. Chun Ling is an expert in Feng Sui, otherwise knows as the study of things in relation to where they are placed. Dr. Chun Ling said, "do not put much significance into what is in good harmony and bad harmony, but if buildings are not in harmony with each other, it is impossible for people to be in harmony. Dr. Chun Ling said that the most striking example of Uiis could be illustrated by the fact that the White House faces north and the Capital of the nation faces east, and both have their backs to the Washington Monument. When buildings face in differ- ent directions, they do not have common goals. "The Supreme Court faces Lincoln and that is good, but Lincoln Iron: Ins tomb must look at the back of the Senate and House of Representatives, and this is bad.'' Dr. Chun Ling also said, "It is very sad the president's office is located in the'west wing of the White Mouse, because this puts him on the side of Uie Pentagon and away from health, education and welfare." The Feng Sui expert said it is no acci- dent that the Pentagon is as strong as it is in Washington. "The Pentagon is much larger than the Capital and White House, and the tv.-o smaller buildings cannot con- trol the bigger one. N'ot only lhat, but tire Pentagon has too many faces and too many entrances directed in all directions. This multi-faceted design has forced the Pentagon to get involved in every direc- tion it faces." Dr. Chun Ling pomicd j-omething out to me that I had never noticed before, which shows you how important the study of Feng Sui can be. "The Pentagon is across the Potomac River and that is why the State Depart- ment, Capital and even the White House have no control over it." One of the most interesting things that Dr. Chun Ling said was that because the White House faces north, it looks on La- fayette Park. In the center of Lafayette Park is lira Jackson Memorial, consisting of four giant antique guns. These guns have dominated every recent president's thinking. When tiie president is trying to think, it's inevitable that the guns in La- fayette Park can suggest military solu- tions to world problems. Dr. Chun Ling believes the guns should be removed at once and replaced with flowers. When studying the science of Feng Sui, Dr. Chun Ling says that it is very im- portant to know on what axis our nation's leaders sleep. If they don't sleep on the same geographic poles, they can disrupt the flow of the earth's magnetism. I had my doubts about Dr. Chun Ling's last statement, and so I did some Feng Sui research on my own. It appeared there was a lot what he said. For example, I discovered that Senator Fulbright sleeps south to north and .Martha Mitchell sleeps west to east. This is why they have never able to see eye to eye on anything. Vice-President Agncw, on the other hand, sleeps south by southeast. Most Eastern Kstublishmcnt newspapermen and commentators sleep north by northeast. This, and or.ly this, is what is causing Ilic disharmony between the vice-president and the press. I tried to find out what direction Presi- dent Nixon sleeps to make my study com- plete, but Ron Xiegler. his press secretary, told me emphatically "The president never sleeps." (Tonwlii Tfltigram News Scmci-l Reassuring Response show their By Doug Walker theory t.hal. uorncn faster then men. S'nc attributes this to the "fact" that they have a harder lot in life. The usually greater responsibility they take in the rearing of the rhildrcTi is what takes the toll. We were in the car recently when a bed- raggled-looking woman with a hrwxl of came in'n new F'Jlspoiii nskcf! us if slip Icrked as the unfortunate woman who was passing by. There an i mined iate chorus of noes which mu.st have been reassuring. But the satisfaction I his gave was shori- lived. Paul had a he said, "yon look oldur.1' Quebec's Tequistes' Prove Sore Losers JL fOOTKEAL The separa- tist Parii Quebecois had nothing to do with the' eleven bombings that oscurrcd here during a recent two week per- iod. Perish the thought. The PQ seeks its ends by democratic means and its leader, Rene Lev- esquc, has always been, so to speak, terrified of being associ- ated with terrorists. But the PQ cannot be held completely blameless for crea- tion of the atmosphere in which terrorists can thrive. (And it should definitely be pointed out that terrorists are not thriving here they are merely contin- uing to exist. Justice Minister Jerome Choqucllc, who has put on the heads of terror- ist leaders, believes that the Front dc Liberation Quebceois, which csurtcously informed the preys by letter that it was to blair.e for at least some ct re- cent bombings, is down to a hard core of about Parti Quebceois spokcsin e n J One Nation Indivisible Bruce Hutchison How To Write Ottawa-English AS I am informed by usually unreliable sources in Ot- tawa, the government's new in- formation department is having trouble already with its press releases. It can't seem to get them written properly. The pure literary style which was to be modelled on Prime Minister Trudeau's anti septic English somehow is missing. Recently, for instance, Leo- pold Kulch, who is in charge of this important work, almost re- signed in despair when he read a press release prepared by his star ghost writer, Edgar Puttie. It was only a routine an- nouncement of tile govern- ment's decision to start an adult education course in basket weaving for the nearly extinct community of Liberals left on the western Prairies a de- prived and underpriv i 1 e g e d group in urgent need of help. But Mr. Kulch, a perfectionist, read Mr. Puttie's draft with horror. lilt simply won't he told his assistant. "You ought to know by now that no official statement is ever issued unless it contains certain key words chosen by the government as its trade mark and you haven't used a single one of them." Mr. Puttie, who had been a Vacuum cleaner salesman be- fore entering the information department, confessed that he had never read a press release and never heard of the key words. He had been appointed because he was strictly non- partisan and tcok no part in politics, except at election times when he worked sixteen Letters To The Editor hows a day for the Liberal party in Blue River, B.C. "All said the kindly Mr. Kulch. "I'll give you a sec- ond chance." He unlocked his safe and took from it a little black bock, the essential vocabulary of govern- ment. "This is confidential, classi- fied and top he warn- ed, "but note the words I've un- derlined in red ink. At least six of them must appear in every press release. "Now look at what you've written. You say the govern- ment is 'planning' a course in basket weaving tor Prairie Lib- erals. Don't you know that the government never plans? It programs. Then you say the government hopes to expand its plan. The government never ex- pands. It accelerates and escal- ates. Again, yon say that the Prairie Liberals are depressed and poor. You mean they are alienated and socially disadvan- taged. Why can't you use plain English? "That's not the worst of it." Mr. Kulch went on. "You for- got to stress the Prairie 'poten- tial' or even the government's 'perspective.' Besides, nowhere in your draft can I find the most important word of all 'Identity.' Good heavens, man, every speech, document, white paper or blue book must men- tion the Canadian identity. What will the unfortunate western Liberals think of us if we don't identify their Mr. Puttie admitted that he knew nothing about their iden- tity and thought it had disap- peared !-ong ago. Day Care Survey Everyone enjoys giving es- pecially through tax and for good reasons. Let's con- sider the need for a subsidized day care centre. There is a projected total ital and operational cost of 500. Of course, there is an esti- mated income of from the anticipated 50 children that will attend, leaving a total first year subsidized cost of ?.'J9.500. The above mentioned esti- mated income actually depends upon the centre registering the anticipated 50 children. It is dcf- inile Ih.'i! fiO children will use [he centre, proven by Ilip un- atiai1 able copies of surveys la- ken by the Day Care Centre Committee and (he Lethbridg.e Family Services agency. A very reliable source, having ac- cess to the surveys, has indi- cated that families require care services for 175 chil- dren. This apparent demand for such a centre strongly indicates that a need exists, regardless of the fact, lhat. at present, a pri- vately owned ccnlre is cperal- hdow licensed capacdy. Let us overlook the fact that a previous survey, taken by a private day care centre opera- tor showed a need for the care of some children. It is not important to know that it did take three years to fill the cen- tre to its licenced capacity of a total of 35 children. Let us also overlook the fact that present centres do accom- modate subsidized children of one parent families or I hose families lhat receive welfa r c assistance. Let's blindly accept the "sliding scale schedule" that has not been brought be- fore the public. It shmild be impoi'Umt to know that the City cf i.clhbridge will provide 20 per cent of the sub- sidy cost while the provincial government provides the bal- ance of SO per cent. If you don't pay provincial taxes, of course, this will be of no importance to you. So. whenever pos- sible, let's lake over the ser- vices now run by private oper- ators and dig deeper for taxes to grant more subsidies to other well investigated and very worthwhile projects. COXCIOHN'KD I'AmONT ami UXIVEIISITY STUDKNT. "No, cried Mr. Kulch. "A Canadian may die. or even worse, he may vote Conserva- tive, but he cannot lose his iden- tity. On the other hand, even if he is rich and powerful he is always alienated. Without uni- versal alienation there would be no need for the information de- partment, no reason for govern- ment itself. And, "Mr. Kulch added with a hard look, "no job for you." This deeply impressed Mr. Puttie, who had no wish to sell vacuum cleaners in Blue River again. "Another thin said Mr. Kulch. "You refer in your draft to the government's 'purpose.' Weasel words like that are ta- boo. In a pinch you might men- tion the government's 'concep- tual philosophy' or, still better, its social but the accepted word is 'thrust.' Yes. everything the government does is the 'thrust of its policy.' No one knows what that means but it sounds fine and even the ig- norant editorial writers are be- ginning to use it in every sec- ond paragraph. No cabinet min- ister, I can tell you, would think of leaving his house in the morn- ing without a well polished thrust in his vest pocket in case of some emergency like a press conference. "Well, go ahead and rewrite your draft and make sure it in- cludes no word of partisanship or propaganda. Just emphasize, gently, that the great Prairie in- itiative was conceived by a Lib- eral government for Liberals in the historic Liberal tradition. And rcir.cmber." Mr. Kulch con- cluded, "that the information de- partment is absolutely neutral in politics. Always be fair to the opposition parties by never mentioning them. You can't be more neutral than that." After three days of intensive w o r k, Mr. Puttie came back with a new draft which begf.n as fellows: "In the latest thrust cf Liberal policy, the .Canadian government has programmed a conceptual app roach to the alienation of western Liberals and will escalate ;i basket weav- ing course lo perpetuate the idonlity of Hie socially disad- vantaged and accelerate parli- cinatory democracy. This initi- ative, the government empha- sized, is absolutely non parti- san since it (Ices not include ;my participants except Liber- als cf established social con- science." Mr. Kulch read the draft with OHcala'rg disappointment and fired Mr. Puttie, advising him lo sell vacuum cleaners. Hut recognizing his talents and non- partisanship, despite Ills scr- vices lo the Liberal jnrty in Blue Kivcr, the government ap- pointed Mr. Putile to the Sen- ate where his speeches arc much admired. They have thrust, aliemthn, identity, po- Irr.tial ard prr.-jX'ciivc. Hut of cnnr.sc no propaganda. Special Son it r) have been somewhat less tltn fulsome in joining the chorus of outrage at the outrages. As a French language newspaper headline put the party's general reaction to the bombings, "The PQ Disapproves But U n d c r- stands." Robert Burns, one of the party's newly elected mem- bers cf the National Assembly (many French Canadians have c n t i r c 1 y English sounding stated the PQ's usual position that "bombs and vio- lence solve nothing" and shared with his colleagues the tear that the parly will be unjustly blam- ed for tin1 FLQ activities which it sincerely abhors. But while not condoning the bombings. PQ spokesmen are all too ready to attribute them to a general feeling of frustra- tion among Quebecers over the small number of seats the sep- aratists won (seven) in the April election despite their 23 per cent showing in I he popu- lar vote. ''Democracy means very little in said Claude Charron cf the vote re- sult, although as one of PQ's winners he is committed to it as the only method to follow. Party members, still irate over their failure to win any of the English speaking vote at all, permitted some anti-Eng- lish overtones to creep ini-o their comments on the bomb- ings. "Perhaps the English will put the blame on our backs, but we are tired of defending our- said Dr. Camille Lau- rin, who is the party's chief spokesman in the Assembly fol- lowing Mr. Levesque's failure to win re election. "The best guarantee of no violence for the English speaking population would have been more Parti Qucbecois said Mr. Burns. Paul Unterberg. a defeated PQ candidate, predict- ed continued bombings in Mon- treal until the electoral map is redrawn to give the party fair- er representation. This last is a just point and Premier Robert Bourassa is giv- ing it his attention. But inequal- ities in legislative representa- tion are nothing new here or in any other democracy, and the Pequisles (the Quebec term for PQ members, derived from the initials) have been extraor- dinarily sore losers. They have raised a far greater howl over being third instead of first among opposition parties than the Liberals did in 1966 when they won a majority of the pop- ular vote but lost the entire election. More important in PQ com- ments on the bombings are two major misassumptions: one, that they and the bombers share the same goal Quebec indepen- dence but differ only on means; and two, that the Eng- lish are the bomb targets. This last assumption was easy to make because five of the most publicized bombings oc- curred close together both in time and place in the suburb Westmount, widely regarded as a wealthy English "ghetto" in French Montreal and as such a sort of symbol, like St. James Street, of some alleged inequal- ity. The lingering of this symbol was a bit much for one French editorial writer, Lucicn Lang- lois of Montreal Matin, who happens to live in Westmount. It has both rich and non rich and both French and English residents. French and English live in equality, join in running the suburb well, and have equal- ly good schools in Westmount. Those who would destroy a sym- bol "have the wrong he wrote. But the known French editorialist, Claude Ry- an, wrote in Le Devoir that "a society does not choose its sym- bols. History imposes them on it." Other bombings have affect- ed French institutions, notably the all French Club Canadicn, an apolitical social club, and the wave cf robberies financing the FLQ has hit mostly French- speaking institutions, even the separatist ridden University of Montreal. This, plus the fact lhat the Club Canadien is frequented by prominent French Canadian businessmen, suggests that the bombers are aiming hot for a gcal or at a group, but at so- ciety itself. The free enterprise, democratic independent Quebec of the'PQ is not for them. Nor are the French businessmen of rue St. Jacques for them, any more than are the English busi- nessmen who call it St. James Street. Mayor Jean Drapeau feels the bombers are against all forms of established order and are only using the English as a han- dy target for the violence they would express whether the Eng- lish were here or not. "This ideology of destruction part of a world wide spiritual net- work is directed against the forces of peace and order ev- he said. Federal Creditislc leader Real Caouette said with his usual bluntness that the bombers "aren't just separatists but genuine Com- munists they want commu- nism right across Canada." So the Parti Quebecois does itself little good by comparing its goals with those of the ter- rorists, blaming rhs English for terrorism, or expressing even the mildest "understanding" of the bombings as an expression of political frustration. Such at- titudes only serve the party's Maoists (Jean Marchand's term) who seek to use it for goals not shared by the pres- ent leadership. As was pointed out by Jean- Paul Desbiens, new chief edi- torial writer for Montreal's lar- gest daily, La Presse, the worst thing anyone could do for the PQ is to say (as someone did in a letter to "There would have been no bombs last Sunday if the Parti Quebceois had been carried into power." (Herald Quebec Bureau) Anti-Cavity Gum From German Features QOETTINGEN A West German doctor has devel- oped a chewing gum said to be more effective than the tcoth brush in keeping teeth clean and healthy. Dr. Karl Otto Heede of Goet- lirigen. West Germany, says his special gum successfully fights such dental disorders as cavi- ties and paradcntosis (a di- sease of the dental The substance was tested re- cently by a Duesseldorf clinic which reported that a person's teeth are completely cleaned after chewing the gum for only .15 minutes. The clinic says not even the tooth brush can match this achievement. Dr. Hccdc's chewing gum, which he hopes will be on the market scon, is a mixture of natural resins, chemically basic minerals, volatile oils, trace elements, herbs and vita- mins. Unlike seme American-pro- duced non-sugar chewing gums, Dr. Heede says his in- vention fights decay actively through the ingredients, which, among other tilings restore the acid-base balance in the saliva. Dr. Heede says he got his idea from a firend who re- turned from a trip to Africa. His friend told him he had en- countered some tribes in which the natives have very white, healthy teeth, apparently he- cause they frequently chew certain tree resins. After hearing this Dr. Hccdc proceeded with a series of ex- periments and tests which last- ed H years before the chewing gum was ready for the com- mercial market. LOOKING BACKWARD TIIROUOH TIIE HERALD 11120 District IS miners have signed a new two-year agreement giving them a 27 per cent increase retroactive to April 1. Timbermen, who in 1917 got a day, will now get -56.35. 1330 The oil tanker Pinfhus and the passenger liner Fair- fax collided in Massachusetts Bay and the death loll is ex- pected to be at least 40. All hands on tic oil tanker are be- lieved lost in the blazing infer- r.o which followed the collision, lino War was carried into tne Mediterranean with Italy striking at Malta, Tunis and Corsica and the Royal Air Force retaliating by bombing Italian bases in Libya. The Lelhbridge Her- ald's active participation in the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund came to a close, with Ilic last day's contributions bringing the total to Sn.-'US.II.'l. A joint Kinsmen- city project, Indian Battle Park, built at the site of the only Indian battle in the Cana- dian northwest of which there is any record, will be officially opened .June 12. The LethMdgc Herald 504 7th St. Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905 1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Socoiul Cl.iss Mai) Kurulior 0012 Member of The C.iiudinn and the Daily Newspaper Publishers' Association and (he Audit Uuri'au of Circulations CLEO W, MOWERS, Editor and Publisher THOMAS H. 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