Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE IHHBRIDOE HERAID Saturday, March 4, 1972 Hutchison Veeps can be presidents In the minds of millions of Ameri- cans tlieir vice president, Spiro Agnew, is the original establishment stuffed shirt. Blunt but honest, he has endeared himself to the far right Republicans and been the subject ot derisive ciulomis, lo say nothing contempt from the Democrats and the left winders in his own parly. Tins is probably what President Nixon wanted him lo he a rightist image in a party which must appeal to both sides of the American political spec- trum. For riTsiilent N'ixcm to discard Mr. ;i s his miming mate would tie extremely difficult, from a personal anil a political point of view. Yet many Americans are ques- tioninj! credibility as a can- didate for the vice presidency They are painfully aware that vfce-presirienLs frequently c o in c presidents and they shudder at the vision of Spiro Agnew in the White House. James Keston points out that .Mr. Nixon "is seeking re-election on the "round that lie I Nixon 1 is an ex- pert on (lie conduct of foreign af- fairs and that he has calmed the viol- ence in the universities and the black inner-cities." The vice president hardly qualifies as a replacement on these grounds. There is a movement afoot to nom- inate an open candidate for the vice- presidency. Endicott Peabody, form- er governor of Massachusetts has en- tered his name in the New Hamp- shire primary and there is talk of. entering Brooke, the negro senator from Ihc same state, in the same primaries on the same basis. Mr. lieston points out thai the founding fathers thought that the vice-president should be a man who, next lo the president is best quali- fied to be Ihe chief magistrate. But President Nixon says it's poor politics to break up a "winning combination." Maybe so but it's an unfortunate reason for nominating a man who is not presidential material, for an of- fice which could very well be his some day. The movement to nomin- ate the vice-president in the prim- aries may never get off the ground, but if it does, it would let Mr. Nixon off the hook, because the choice would not be his own. !t would be a departure from centuries of custom, but Mr. Agnew being what he is. it might very well be an acceptable change. Czech "revisionism Czech Communist party leader Gvistav llnsak has been busy the past month or so removing a few of the questionable apples from his exhibi- t on barrel. As is frequently the case, the prize fruits are those exhibiting the bright red skin of communism; those tinged with any other shades are unacceptable. When Mr. Husak took up the light reins of diclatorship in 1968. Ihere were a number of journalists who did not meet his standards. They had, in the brief moments of freedom al- lowed to them, criticized the heavy- handed methods of the party in their country. They lost their jobs. Some of them were imprisoned; others found obscure laboring jobs. They ap- peared lost in Ihe limbo anony- mity. But Mr. Husak, suspecting that they might be up to some kind of ac- tivity has sought them out, arrested them, anti wiJl put them on trial. The police believe that these men have been in league with an Italian free- lance journalist, providing him with illegal material for export which could be published outside the coun- try. The Italian journalist, suspected co'urier of the questionable articles, is now resting uncomfortably In a Czech jail. No one really knows why, after over three and a half years, Mr. Husak has begun a campaign to set- tle old scores. There may be mora underground resistance than the world has been led to believe, and with the possibility of a European security conference coming closer to reality, the Czech leader must pre- senl Ihe image of: perfect party soli- darity. It would not look well if signs of dissatisfaction leading to a possi- bility of political unrest were to coin- cide with Mr. Brezhnev's diplomatic offensive in Europe. Fortunately for Mr. Husak, he doesn't have to explain the new spate of arrests. In countries where unful- filled political promises are essential material for election debate, he won't be required to say why he has ren- eged on his assurances that there would be no political trials in Cecho- slovakia. Weekend Meditation The key to the secret people do not lead wicked lives so much as frittered lives with tima thrown away, wasted motions., and pur- poseless activity. They drift like flotsam, caught by every current, now of this opin- ion and now of that, without settled con- victions. They have no star to steer by, no dominant desire that controls their di- rection. Their existence is aimless and without coherence or focus. This lack of direction is because they have no mean- Ing in their existence. Ask the average. person what he U living for and he would! be able to make no intelligent response. Such aimless people have no unity of personality and they also lack power. It is only when personality Is concentrated, fo- cused, and united in a definite objective that it has power. Vacillating, mercurial, temperamental, passing from mood Co mood, from one opinion to another, without any steadfast principles and a fixed out- look on life, how can any man have power? Jung, the psychologist, hi bis book, Mod- ern Man in Search of a Soul, says that "Among all my patients in the second half of life that is to say, over there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that, of finding a religious outlook on life. It is safe to say that every one of them fell iJ because he had lost that which the living religions of every iust learning Hie game, ancf nn doubt lots were at the games trj tec. 1 (eel sorry for (lie referees who fry to do tlieir best and take a chanco amons the players of getting injured or maimed and work for prac- tically nothing lo teep peace, Maybe members of the [ICMP or local police should be (rain- ed for referees arid also wear their uniforms and sidearms. This latest episode should bo taken in hand by the officials of the league and in my opin- ion the teams should thrown out of the league, even if it means disbanding the league until the so-called men or boys can learn to play hockey as the game .should be played. A stiff fine us not very effective as has been shown in the past. Usual- ly it's UK families thai suffer. I also understand from the paper and rarlio reports a Int of (he Sugar Kings are not. from Lethbridge hut ilon't forget they are tagged as bridge Sugar Kings and the name sticks to the city liko DISGUSTED HOCKEY FAN" Fort Macleod. far the south-west Yukon was an objective of Arthur Laing. The idea encountered local op- position, largely from mining interests, This has since re- ceded, partly because mining in the territory is now enjoying greater prosperity and partly because Yukon tourism has be- come a much stronger force; a fact plainly evident to anyone visiting Whitehorse. In the case of the South Na- hanni, the conflict was between park and power. It is fortunate that Premier Bennett of Bri- tish Columbia was checked in his march to the Arctic. If Ot- tawa had accepted his invita- tion to step aside, it is scarcely possible to doubt that the kilo- watts would have prevailed. To many in southern Canada parks north of 60 will still seem remote; lands set aside for a very distant future. In fact, Kluane is reasonably accessible now from Whitehorse si n c a its eastern border is skirted for a good part of its lengih by the Ilaines and Alaska highways. In the case of the Nahanni. the road now being built from Fort Simpson to Fort Laird will pass close to its gateway at Nahanni Butte. The situation of Baffin Island is obviously different. Even now, however, there is some activity in the area; facilities for serving visiting parties of- ten from the United States. No particularly rapid development is anticipated, What is likely to occur, however, should be of importance in so thinly popu- lated a country, providing very welcome gains to the people of small Eskimo settlements, not- ably Pangnirtung, Jean Chretien, although a veteran of the House of Com- mons. Is a young minister rrf boundless enthusiasm. Sinffi IflfiS he has 1C parks added to the system and he has broken the harrier -f Central Canadian isolationism (with two fine parks in Quebec and the new Pukaskwa park on tho north shore of Ontario's Lake He preached urgen- cy from his first day in office. Ho is still preaching urgency and using larger figures. "We have 28 parks now and we need at least 60 by (lie year 2000. We are in a race against time." Pressure from conservation- ist1? has doubtless been helpful. There is one point, however which sometimes escapes per- fectionist critics. Tins is that, especially in the provinces, parks have to be sold. Tlie quite remarkable change in Quebec attitudes is due in con- siderable measure to the be- lated realization (less on the part of politicians than of local people) that parks are good business. Properly managed, they offer an inexhaustible re- venue. It is calculated that last year some 15 million people av- eraged three days in the parks which, on a per diem basjs, would represent spending of millions with no allow- ance whatever for expenditures in neighboring centres such as Calgary. Other land In northern Can- ada has been withdrawn from exploitation although not yet dedicated to park purposes. One area is at the east end of Great Slave Lake. Its future de- pends on the progress of con- sultation with the Indian peo- ple of tlw region. There was talk also of setting aside land near Tutoyaktuk primarily to preserve the peculiar pingoes, sometimes called ice volcanoes, in the district. But this hap- pens to be ttie centre of tho most promising oil activity in the Mackenzie region. The cur- rent view appears to be that Hie pingces can be adequately protected by the new land regu- lations, Mr. Chretien hajs many troubles in a department also responsible for Indian and Es- kimo affairs. On tire side of do- velcpmcnt, however, he is most fortunate of ministers, (Herald Ottawa Bureau) Looking backward THROUGH THE HERALD 1912 Every night tliis week at the Majestic Theatre five big Vaudeville acts. Popular prices 2.S cents, 50 cents, 75 cents and a bargain matinee on Saturday, 1922 Lethbridge firemen, successful in the St. John's am- bulance tests for the whole of Canada, are today receiving a veritable rainstorm of congrat- ulations. 1932 The Colwiian Cana- dians and the Blairmore Bear- cats will meet Lo play the hoc- key finals. The winner will get tlie Cruikshank cup and the championship of the Crow's Nest Pass. 1IM2 Tfio munitions anrf supply department, in announc- ing new restrictions respecting the use of metals, envisaged the time when Canadians will be using wooden bathtubs and wo txl, c or pottery for replacing household! articles now mnde of metal. The Lethbtidge Herald yM ?th SI. S., l-elhhridgo, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD TO. 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