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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE June The Saskatchewan and Manitoba voter By Peter Regenstreif, public opinion expert Six letter word Four letter words are gradually working their way into print.. But six letter words are having a harder time of it. At least, that is the impression left by a recent government publication. A new topographic map of Waterton Lakes National Park is now on sale at the park. If terminology used on this map is the same on all new national park maps, the snickers wilt be heard in Ottawa. On almost all counts the map is excellent. It shows all the trails and indicates length of average hiking time and degree of difficulty. It has an inset map of the townsite locating such facilities as church, theatre, liquor store, RCMP, post office, swimming pool, tennis courts, motels and more than a dozen ether places. It indicates horse corrals in the back country, water supply points, gravel pits and almost every" feature of the landscape that cannot be deduced from the contour lines. But then, unbelievably, it lists "washrooms' at Crypt Lake on the Bertha Lake trail and between the Carthew Lakes. Washrooms'' Washrooms? Shades of Queen Victoria! Before wilderness addicts get up in arms over the idea that plumbing may have invaded the wilderness and, to take another point of view, before naive hikers anticipate a hot shower to wash off dust from the Crypt Lake tunnel, let it be known that these are toilets, simple, box-like, outdoor-privy-type structures with no washing facilities whatsoever. To term them "washrooms" is bureaucratic euphemism at its silliest or bilingualism gone astray. Or perhaps it's an attempt at anti- Americanism, designed to confuse (but more apt to amuse) Yankee hikers whose mapmakers it like it is" matter-of-factly. Well, Ottawa, we are amused, too. WINNIPEG Concern about inflation dominates the federal election campaign in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Personal interviews in seven ridings in the two provinces revealed that voters are divided in their opinion on how to deal with rising prices. But the concern is as intense and widespread in rural areas as it is in cities. Farmers feel their income has peaked while prices for the things they buy machinery, feed, seed, labor continue to rise and cut into their profits. The two provinces went strongly for the Conservatives in 1972 15 of 26 seats and from what voters were saying last week, the intense anti- government feelings on the inflation issue suggest an increase in both Conservative support and representation July 8. The Conservatives took seven seats in Saskatchewan and eight in Manitoba in 1972. The New Democrats won five in Saskatchewan and three in Manitoba while the Liberals only elected one in Saskatchewan and two in Manitoba. While inflation is the overwhelming issue, the language issue in Quebec is having some impact. And' voters still voice the persistent complaint that the West remains a forgotten part of Canada. More people also say the country needs new leadership, although Pierre Trudeau continues to be the man people prefer for prime minister, party consid- erations aside. At the same time, experience with NDP provincial governments in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is causing some people who voted federally for the NDP in 1972 to favor the Conservatives now. A 62-year-old farm wife near Pense in the constituency of Regina Lake Centre talked about inflation this way: "The most important problem is the cost of living and here on this farm it's the price of feed. My son just started a hog business and the price of feed is out of sight. He's been cut down And, look! They said we got for wheat. We never did. And now the price is down Everything's out of kilter." She voted NDP in 1972 and intends to support the Conservatives today. Several miles away near Drinkwater, a 58-year-old wheat and cattle grower said: "The first problem is the rising cost of everything Then there's unemployment and unemployment insurance and that whole bit. If you want someone to work, you can't get them and yet people are unemployed." He is switching from the Liberals to the Conservatives. In Regina and in Winnipeg, complaints about inflation No joke The city's perennial leakage problem at the Henderson pool is a bit of a joke, costly and embarrassing but otherwise not hurting very much. The new sewage treatment plant and attendant problems are not so funny. The amount of money that went into the plant, the problems in getting it built and operating, and now the unsatisfactory state of the operation, are a serious concern. It would seern that there have been miscalculations somewhere, and that the full story has not yet been told. Meanwhile the provincial government is quite within its duty in ordering the city to clean up the trouble forthwith. The city has no right to continue un- necessary pollution of the river. If the remedy is costly or painful, no matter. THE CASSEROLE Psychologist Tom Tutko, a co-director of the U.S. Institute for the Study of Athletic Motivation, has this interesting observation on school sports: Parents have been duped into thinking that sport is good and healthy and character-building. But when they look at the end results, the professionals, can they honestly believe that? There are some fairly large farms and ranches in Southern Alberta, a few bigger layouts in B.C.. and some really huge spreads south of the line. But the champion isn't on this continent at all; it's in South America. It's the Jari plantation in Brazil, which covers some three million acres, nearly square miles. utilities rornpany, because Con-Ed is desperately short of cash and capital. The deal is somewhat similar to the one given Pennsylvania Railroad and Lockheed Aircraft recently, public funds to keep a non- public corporation going. It's the sort of thing that makes the layman wonder just what "free-enterprise" really means. A Melbourne psychiatrist has been given the' Kittay Award of the world's richest prize for research into mental health problems, for some findings he published 25 years ago. That's a bit slow, all right, but at least he got the award in his lifetime. Creative people very often are long gone before their accomplishments are recognized. An interesting arrangement has been proposed to ensure the safety of athletes in the Olympic Village that will be established for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The plan in- volves the employment of 7.000 Canadian soldiers under the direction of a blue ribbon committee representing the CIA. the FBI and the Federal Aviation Agency from the U.S.A., the RCMP and the Quebec Provincial Police from Canada. The chairman proposed is Mr. Lewis Hoffacker, one of U.S.A. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's aides. Presumably the RCMP and the Q.P.P. will be allowed to participate because the site of the Village is Montreal. According to a report presented to the Sixth International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, marijuana users are ap{ to have more car accidents than non-users. Alcohol users seem to have the problem. same The New York legislature has voted to provide in aid to Consolidated Edison, one of the world's largest power and The Edmonton Journal reports that a Brazilian cargo ship was fined for spilling 200 gallons of oil into Montreal har- bor. -The fine was high because it was a se- cond offence. On this side of the continent, a West-Coast Petroleum Ltd. pipeline has just spewed 10.000 gallons of oil into the Fraser River, and the same company had a previous river spill of gallons in 1972. Any bets on the size of the West-Coast's fine? Or even that there'll be one? ART BUCHWALD The summer of '74 WASHINGTON "Hey. Marge. Patrick's home from college." "Patrick. Patrick, my. you've grown a beard. It looks very. very, very grown-up, doesn't it. "Yes. it does. It makes you look like a real man. Here. Patrick, let me help you with your bags." "Patrick. I put new draperies on your windows and I bought a new rug for your floor. And I cooked a big roast beef for you. "Why don't you take a nice bath and we'll all have dinner and you can tell us all about school." "It's good to have you home. son. The house has been a morgue without you. I had the pool table recovered, maybe we can have a few games this "He's tired. George. Let him go upstairs and get cleaned up You seem so thin. Patrick. We're going to have to fatten you up." "How are you fixed for cash, son? Here's 20 bucks You probably want to go out and have a few beers with your pals "Maybe he'd like to have a party. George He could invite over all hi? friends from high school "Sure thing. Marge, and we could play some tennis 1 Uunk I can still beat you, son "Go upstairs. Patrick, and make yourself at home My. it's good to sec him, isn't it. "You can say that again. Marge ONE WEEK LATER "Hello. George. Was it sweltering a', the office''" "Yup Where's Patrick''" "He's up in his room sleeping "At 6 o'clock in the "I think he got in around 4 this morning "He gets in at 4 every morning. What are we running around here, a Playboy Club for "Now. George, don't get angry again. He had a very rough semester and he's just trying to relax." "I had a rough semester, too. but I don't stay out until 4 in the morning. Did you talk to him about the empty wine bottles in the "He said only two belonged to him. I must say he looks worse now than when he came home from school." "And what about a job? Did you ask him if he was looking for a "He said he's been looking. George." bet. You know there are very few employment offices open at 8 o'clock at night" "Well, he says he's been trying very hard but no one wants to hire "Why should they with that damn beard? If he shaved it off and looked presentable. maybe he could find something "Hush, he might hear you1" "I couldn't care less if he heard me or no1 He needs someone lo kick his rear in. I worked in the summer when I went to college TWO WEEKS LATER "Have you .seen Patrick today. "No. but I saw him in the kitchen yesterday wsth his pals They ate everything m the icebox "It figures When does he go back to school''" 'Not until September "Good grief You mean he's going to be here 1wo more months''" "II sterns like a long time. George, but July and August will go very fast Tm not loo certain 11 seems when they're away lime just whistles by But when they're home il doesn't move at all 'That's not MY Limit to economic management reached By W.A. Wilson, Montreal Star commentator this election campaign is about anything except the question of who will wield political power, it is about the ability of governments to manage economic affairs. The essential Conservative claim in the campaign has been that, if they were able to secure power, they would manage our economic affairs not merely better but more thoroughly than the Liberals. The competing Liberal posi- tion is that such matters are not as susceptible to governmental control as the Conservatives are pretending. It seems to me that, for a quarter of a century or so. people have been over-sold on the extent to which their collective affairs can be managed by governments. There are specific reasons why this has happened. When Keynes published the General Theory in 1936 he pre- sented the world with the means of flattening out the business cycles that had tor- mented men up to and through the great depression of the 1930s. As his ideas won general acceptance, later in the United States than in most other countries, men in government found that they could indeed prevent the down-turns in the cycle from going beyond fairly moderate recessions into full-scale depressions. This was such a great step forward in the diffi- cult business of sheltering people from the worst economic winds that it left men with the justifiable feel- ing that they now knew how to deal with our worst economic problems. Soon after Keynes" work, the social ideas of Lord Bevendge spread from Britain throughout much of the western world. As ttiey were implemented, people found that they were now pro- tected from many of the worst disasters that misfortune had previously brought down on men's heads. In the 1960s, however, the problem of rapidly rising prices became increasingly worrisome. As governments sought to control this develop- ment they found that inflation had taken on a new form in which costs pushed prices up- ward. Until then, the infla- tion that most governments had encountered had arisen fairly clearly from a shortage of supply in relation to ex- isting demand. It had been fairly easy to curb, either by formal rationing or by reduc- ing demand through higher taxes, credit curbs or slower government spending. The new form of inflation of the 1960s was considerably harder to curb and the economic tools available with which to tackle die problem proved crude. This was what happened to the Trudeau government dur- ing its first term. A cost-push inflation was accelerating, the government's advisers became thoroughly alarmed and the administration was persuaded that it must .take the most drastic deflationary action. The measures selected were Draconian but they broke the inflationary spiral: It was the cost in terms of un- employment and lost eco- riomic growth that became so controversial. The measures were widely considered to have been 'too cruel. The breathing space proved relatively short. There are valid criticisms to be made of Canadian efforts at economic management in 1970-71 but they bear on aspects that were not truly critical mainly questions of the timing of re- stimulation of demand. The thing that overwhelmed these efforts at economic Letters Spanish war veterans I am currently engaged in a study of Canadian involvement in the Spanish Civil War and wish to enlist the aid of readers in locating any volunteers from Southern Alberta who fought in Spain or anyone who may be able to furnish me with information regarding these men. I have the names of several men from Lelhbridge and southwestern Alberta towns who participated in that war. Without identifying them now. I would appreciate hearing from them or from anyone who knows someone who participated and with whom I can get in touch. All this information will be treated in the strictest confidence, of course. KEN SEARS Colloquium Studies Department University of Lethbridge Telephone. 329-2548 or 329- 2515 management was the develop- ment of a world-wide inflation. Its causes are not in much doubt: Virtually the en- tire advanced world and parts of the underdeveloped world were prosperous at the same time, producing an excep- tionally high level of world demand. In several areas men had been assiduously seeking to increase demand without giving much thought to the corresponding question of supply. We are extremely am- bivalent about this because we have been among the world's principal beneficiaries of this side of the present inflation: We have been selling food to a hungry world at prices we would once have thought ex- tortionate. This is, essentially, the sort of inflation that men know how to control: You either cool demand, or you ration supplies or both. That is how it would be approached if it were a simply domestic problem and that approach would work effectively. The problem now. however, is that the beast has escaped from its cage and the inflation is ranging, not in any one country, but internationally on a wide scale. How do you curb international demand? How. except through prices, do you ration commodities inter- nationally? There are un- doubtedly acticgis that cap be taken within national borders but they do not go to the heart of the matter. We have reached, for the moment, a new limit on the man- ageability of economies often include comments about the difficulty experienced by young people just starting off or by the elderly on fixed incomes. A 40-year-old salesman for a radio station living in Winnipeg South: "I have a whole list. First it's inflation. It's alright for me. I still work for a living but for the poor son-of-a-gun who's retired, he's really in trouble. "Then there's the welfare business. We have enough of that in this province with the NDP government. I don't think we need that across Canada. Sure we have to help people but we don't have to help them sit on their prat. And the language problem in Quebec. I think the federal government should step m." Reception to price and income controls is mixed. On the farm, anti-union feelings and the sense that commodity prices are not going to go much higher encourage support for controls even while people say, as did a 63- year-old farmer near Belle Plaine in Regina Lake Centre that "inflation is an international problem. What can a small country like Canada with 20 million people do against the In the cities, what people do for a living influences their preferences. Business and professional people tend to be against controls while salaried workers especially their wives are more for than against, all the while recognizing the difficulties of implementation. Unhappiness over inflation is hurting the government not so much because people believe that the Conservatives under Robert Stanfield would necessarily succeed in stopping it, but because they seem to be giving credit to the Conservatives for being concerned in contrast to the apparently blithe Liberal posture on the issue. Almost one-quarter of the 68 people interviewed were either unsure as to who they wanted to lead the country, party considerations aside, or replied that none of the party leaders was suitable. Among the remainder, Trudeau is well ahead of Stanfield while NDP Leader David Lewis is scarcely mentioned at all. Besides unhappiness over inflation, there is also some feeling against high government spending, seen as a result of the minority government's yielding to the NDP since 1972. Inflation also hurts the New Democrats as voters are feeling the pinch after their experience with NDP provincial governments. A 21-year-old customer serviceman for a record company who is switching from the NDP to the Conservatives commented: "I voted NDP in 1972. It was something new. But I don't think it's working. I've had a taste" of it here and I don't like it. I'm against these things like Autopac (the Manitoba government-run automobile insurance sales taxes and the unemployment thing." And some who voted NDP last time are supporting the Conservatives now as the most available vehicle for defeating the government. As a result of these factors, it appears that Conservatives are threatening in five of the eight NDP seats in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and in one held by a Liberal. In Saskatchewan, aside from Yorkton-Melville. where the NDP had a large edge in 1972. the remainder of the NDP seats could be in danger. The personal stature of Jus- tice Minister Otto Lang and the fart that the Conservatives were in third place in 1972 stands in the way of any change in Saskatoon- Humboldt. In Manitoba. Selkirk, now held by the NDP. appears to be a prime Conservative prospect while Defence Minister James Richardson is in a tough fight to stave off former Conservative provincial attorney-general Sterling Lyon in Winnipeg Indian-white conflict Just when Indian white relations in Southern Alberta have started to improve. The Lethbridge Herald had to publish some controversial remarks by Mr. Doug Miller. This policy of emphasizing news items of conflict can do nothing but stir up old hates and resentments. It is this policy that reminded Mr. Weightman of his bad experiences with Indians, and caused him to jump on the anti Indian bandwagon. It is the same policy that caused a writer, who signed himself "Not 100 Years Proud." to say that early Indians had a moral code that was better than our white society. I would suggest that in the future The Herald look for statements of admiration between whites and Indians, and make these into feature news items. JOSEPH FIELDING FOX Bow Island SCW 7lh St S leThbriflge, Alberta 1.ETMBRID6E CO ITO Proprietors anfl Publishers Second Class Wail Registration No 0012 CLEO MOWEflS. Edrtor and Publisher DON M PILLING Managing Edrlor DONALD R DORAM General Manager ROY F MIIES Advertising Manager DOIAilAS K Editorial Page Editor ROBERT M fENTON Circulation Manager KENNETH SAWNE7T Business Manager THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;