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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERAID - Fridoy, Mareh 5, 1971' EIIIosting a formal dinner party, for instance, and is cliarming the guests with his wit when- WHUMP! - he disappears below the rim of the table, there is no way, no way at all, that he can make a comeback. Better to be decked by .Muhauimad Ali. i wa.s haviiiy morning coffee with my wife when the second chair collapsed un-fler mc. The experience of beuig dumped by the first chair did notliing to prepare me for the second descent. The novelty value was still there. The demonstration cf the force of gravity had lost nono of its impact. "I've heard of a coffee break," I said, as my wife assisted me to my feet, "but this is ridiculous." Her smile was pati-onizmg. A husband cannot have his chair collapse imder him wthout losing face. Both cheeks. From a biblical patriarch (Charlton Heston), I had plmnmeted to Buster Keaton. It would take months, perhaps years, for me to reclimb Mount Sinai. But a patriarch doesn't tlirow away his wlicle kitchen suitti Isecause two of the chairs have collapsed under him. What he does - as I have done ~ is shuffle the rnmaijiing chairs to give all members of the family an equal chance of sur\nval. U's a bit like Musical C3iairs, with interna! bleeding. T have also revised tlie saying of gi-ace lK>fore meals to: "For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful, and keep us off the flipping floor, amen." .As one who lilies to ch'aw lessons from personal experiences of tliis kind, I urge you to consider the amazing amount of trust, amounting almost to blind faith, we place in a chair wlien we sit on it. Invited to sit down by a prospective employer or by our girl friend's father, how often do we first turn the clr.iir upside down to exarrine the bottom? I think I under.stand now why today's >uung people elect to sit on the floor: they don't trust anybody. And f can i-elate (o tiiat, from the bottom of my spine. Future of NDP clouded by Quebec issue i~|TTAWA: The April conven- Quebec, he repudiated "any the Conservative convention of The difficulty is that a party doubt the authors would be will-^ tion of the New Demo- proposition for collaboration, al- 1967, but is less clouded by committed to self - determina- ing enough to extend the same __T>__i,. ,,r.o tn. v.n.,� liance fir veiled sUDDOrt with semantics. S0e.<; miiph HpAnnr tion. as HemaTidpH hv thp Oup- nrrinmnio nfVioi. ni.nirinn