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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHBftlDGE Marth 1971 Carl Rowan Woodman spare that tree tree in Letlibndge mot count in the river bottom was planted by hand One would think that the citi zens such a naturally treeless com munity be more respectful of what trees they Why must this citv be so theres a constant war against the cotton bearing the cotton can be a confounded But until other trees are ready to take their cant these poplars be en dured a little longer Hundreds of trees planted on Dieppe Boulevard not many years ago have now been cut exposing a forest of poles and for several years until new trees put on some height Now the antitiee crews have in on one the prettiest streets in the city 6th enue between Mayor Ma and 28th and the non cotton poplars aie coming The excuse that they are infected with an insect that causes galls on the and the adjacent home owners wanted them Lets look at the The trees are indeed But when in leaf the galls are not notice able except on close and when not in leaf are hardly The appearance of the trees is not yet impaired at Without treatment the trees would probably live lor another ten and serve the pur pose that only tiees can If their eventual death w as the proper course would be to take out every second tree ami plant replace ments and in ten years the re placements would be big enough so removal ot the remaining poplars then would not be such a But their eventual death is not New treatments are coming out which sug gest effective control of the mite that causes the to whom do the trees be long the residents behind have some piior but what ot the public right By what authority does the city destroy trees on public propei ty at private re quest 11 the homeowners dont want to look through their front windows at maybe Lethbndge should for get about trying to be an attractive And chopping off tree which this city spends so much time and money isnt an acceptable alternative to cutting down the whole some of the earlier plant ings might have been of better vari eties But cant the transition be grad without such offence to what few good trees the city does have Cant the treedestruction campaign on tith Avenue be called off Hold your breath The people of the orld must figur atively be holding their collective breath as fateful decisions are being made in both India and Chaos could very easily engulf the multitudes of people in the subconti India completes an election Only a decisive victory for In dira Gandhis new Congress party can provide hope for Hie uplift the pov erty stricken The alterna tives to a new Congress victory all seem A coalition would not be apt to per mit the kind of decisive approach to population control and economic de velopment that is so desperately On the right is the Jan Hindu chauvinists who call for an ex pensive military Even if war with Pakistan could be the cost of armaments on the scale tins party envisages would be ruinous The leftists are so divided that if they win a majority they will very likely spend most their energies in simply jockying for One does not have io be an allout supporter of the policies of Gandhi to recognize that only a victory for her party can provide hope for the Gandhi is confi dent that she will be accorded a ma jority in the voting but anxiety will persist until the i esults are Pakistan is much closer to disaster than The breakup of the artifi cial nation has er been more im minent Demands for greater control of their own affairs have grown in East Pakistan and it appeared that a compromise might be worked out until President Yahya Khan post poned the scheduled meeting of the constituent Some agreement may yet be reached on a division of powers between the two regions separated by one thou sand the army wants to use force to preserve the unity of Pakistan and may yet get its War between the two parts of Pakis tan would almost certainly spill into Another frightful slaughter may be just around the Missing opportun ity An opportunity to share in an in teresting and informed exchange of views on what should be expected of a university is being missed by most people in Lethbridge and This is regrettable since there are few subjects that are of greater rele vance in an area where a new uni versity is It is not too late for people to get in on the current session of the Free University There are still four of the six planned evenings to go The talks Then theres the bridge at Engineers Drawing Plans for New Nine Mile said the headline in the Spokane Spokesman lor Maich a bridge a story Why hasnt it made headlines everywhere1 But many a tood stoiy has been ruined the small type under the In this case a close reading Capitol bombing blasts liberty WASHINGTON Whoever planted that powerful bomb in the Capitol must be cither insane or part of a Machiavellian campaign to destroy democracy in this by what used to be considered unthinkable policestate It is hard to believe that people who resort to with their potential for indiscirainate can be anything but mentally whopping 73 per cent believe police should be able to require that all adults be There is hardly an American alive who would not resent the police suddenly stopping and searclung the anyone thev that 42 per cent believe police should be able to hold someone on suspicion for 24 hours without and that 27 per cent would permit police to search a house without a Onlv one person out of five Certainlv no sane person can believe that bombing the or similar reprehensible explosions in must ponder the possibility that they have concluded that the best way to destroy the heart and sinews of this country is to prod it into a 50 per cent of the peoole arc now willing to give police authority to stop and search anybody on It is as though millions he would not give police anv of these Those figures indicate a change in the public mood of the most important and dan ester New and the people are at I will risk the wil speed the end of with and anger is whv anyone with the Indochina war or in any way serve the cause of everyone The stopped and searched on my Sunday aflernoon stroll clue as to who is perpetrating these bombings and The rnelancholv truth is that these acts of cowardly violence only frighten and anger the American people to the point where they become all the more Milling to surrender personal liberties in the hope that the madmen can be have already pushed us a long way down that road towards a tyranny born of The current issue of Newsweek carries a disquietingly revealing poll regarding additional powers the public might give the will help police to catch those peope who are more likely to commit crimes than I Newsweek reports that almost half the people 44 per cent believe police should be able to wiretap telephone acts of violence must come forward with the evidence if he has any real interest in preserving or broadening liberty in this It is especially important for Americas havenots the poor the minorities and discussions are open to the pub lic on Tuesday evenings at 8 in the Science There are too few instances of ex change of views between people at the university and those in the com An attempt has been made to rectify this situation by drawing half the speakers from each of the The planners have done their now it is up to people Irom both university and the lest of the com munity to of the text disclosed that NineMile is a place on the Spokane River west of the and there has been a Nine Mile biidje since il x onlv 300 feet and it luis to be re placed Ann besides re going to impair a Sex enMile bndse Oh southern Alhcita has cral Forty Mile and nobody get1 What ncxl Bv Margaret Luckliiir1 S Lib has marie pretiv the appiouched I fur Ihem good in its favor but the declined with fui wicl cent demand of one croiip of me that mm without thenclothes hood who i male IKon c about as jppealma a naked ape united to apptjr their fact the bare mal I points ith an kiuf s nn 01 con got to he i nl in iinnniii extremes Particularly to men shinny Icjs That it all and to dcgiee of iilis will IM just how treilHllloilsl mni and ii in ihK inaiconerlcd spccialtv they wcie dtclinon the male tn T fill men iciuMto sacn Men know need al the help they tno IH ue is on for i RC to ar am acne thats why the amv Mfti lr u n nil si oh i i IM N lim I 11 Cs mil IKsize of bis1 has been tnMsurrd for decades fT hicracklv voice nrl nf hi BEIK51RLO E 1970 bf w Have you noticed how everybodys taking us more seriously these days Its a great but I fiove o fiuncfi we may be a lifffe too for that kind ot to do whatever they can to halt the wave of senseless The reason is that a clirnae of freedom is absolutely vital if there is to be any chance of promoting the rapid social and economic change so essential to bettering the lives of the under But if the country is bombed and burned into a paralyzing and thrown into the steel cold grip of policestate secur we shall all be locked into a status quo where those who now have too much will con tinue to have too much and those who have nothing will have little chance of getting That is why those Americans who are ingry and who feel that they do not really have a stake in either the Capi tol building or the larger estab must not delude themselves into gloating over the bombings and other acts of The person who bombed the Capitol apparently was protest ing involvement in Laos But is this dastardly bombing a blow against mili tarism it is a It will lead millions of Americans to believe that the military needs to spy on civilians and keep comDUterized dossiers on anyone who dissents from war Thus the bombing weakens civilian control on the opens the door to wider soldier meddling in poli and makes the risk of fu ture conflicts greater because the military will wind up with a greater role in the decision making on matters of war and When the brick and mortar come tumbling down in a it may to the foolish and the blindly angry that the walls of Jericho are tumbling around the nations power But what is actuary crumbling Is the spirit of reason and the foundations of liberty in which case we shall all be and none more than Americas hungry and Field Edmund CluM A review of the diabolical Asian policy Edmund Clubb is the au llior of Twentieth Century He served as Amer ican consul general in Pe king IN his slate of the World Message President sought to demonstrate a non hostile disposition toward There were amiable e ferences to a dialogue with and the possibility of Chinas playing a constructive role in the family of nations But Washington would continue to oppose the seating of Pe kings delegation in the at the expense of Taipeis repre and we stand by our 1954 treaty with the Republic of China en In sum no And so il in the Presidents passages on the In dochina He found no guilt on our side it was not we but the North Vietnamese who had expanded the and they who set up unreasonable condi Letter to the editor tions for a negotiated So they have our answer Viet This is a thricetold and we are far from heai ing the end of The Presi dent earlier State of the Union Message indirectly sug gests the In that com he proposed that a reinspired U Government should at a peaceful revolution in which power was turned back to the the keynote was democratic Consideration of the merits of that view can be omitted but it is to he remarked with respect to the United States for a full quarter cen tury has imdeviatingly support ed autocratic regimes and fol lowed a counterrevolutionary We began by trying to help the Nationalists turn back the revolutinary tide in postwar In the course of the In dochina the Korean War and two Formosa Strait our policy evolved all too na turally into one of direct inier The United States is now entering upon the tenth year of a military effort aimed at winning decisive for antiCommunist1 parties of its choice in Southeast The strategy designed first to con tain the Chinese revolution has been to embrace all There is indeed a massive revolution in course in The achievement of indepen dence from colonial rulers did not always bring good govern ment and social justice in ils train and most Asians con tinue plagued by ageold pov The underprivileged of the earth are becoming ever more resentful of a state of af fairs which permits the richest country in particular to com mand the lions share of the worlds natural resources and material Washingtons thinking neg lects the essence of the situa The contemporary Asian Questions the need of bilingualism here Perhaps nothing has disturb ed the equanimity of the people of Lethbridge and dktiict more than the statement made re cently in a Chamber of Com merce that in future those who do not know both English and French would be considered secondclass citi zens As late as a letter on this appeared in The Herald Bilingualism of the brand im posed upon us in Englishspeak ing Canada is a device to di vide Canada rather than to pro vide any useful benefit Cer tainly it is good to know the French language nr any ollici but vhen we aie forced to that 1nil other matter I peronally French m ami Io the present time found little use for it Many other would pcihaps bren more usMnl Io 1 did find one iisc for and this was on a crossCanada trip in including a to in d as far cast as one cmild travel in the Maritime The Knghsh language was excellent filled ail of our needs for complete communication icit for one Mop in Quebec1 I lop n i main frequented In rtml dltlniugh we were spending our money at a certain small they would net sell to us until I asked for the goods in even though other events while in the store indi cated that the proprietors could speak This to my mind is the mark of secondclass ci when a Canadian will not do his best to if in fact no common lan guage is While we in the West are ac cepting compulsion to learn Trench in our Quebec Crazy Capers Thn tonst is n long f oi ruj OiL hope the mar isni makma it is at the same time doing an even better job of making that pimince a French language only Is this biling ualism Or biculturalism Are our thousands of infants who have not yet learned to speak any language secondclass ci tizens Arc our fine friends may Ire admitted from other countries to make their permanent homes and MIO may speak languages but not both French and Io be branded second T a re ccnl list of postal pations for the City ot There aie postal Thcy irc libled as to linghsh and French Do xou know that NOT ONE of thoe postal pa trcrs has listed his official lan guage as French Surely there should he no need tor anyone in Canada to be required to learn both languages on a com pulhoiy Perhaps it is not idle to spec ulate that if those who are now making policy in Ottawa arc al lowed to our two offi cial and compulsory languages could be French and Russian It is time we in western Can ada awoke from our apathy and rcali7od sinister forces are ttnk to divide and conquer A revolution derives its strength from native not from Our train equipped and advised by lost out to the revolution aries in the Chinese civil war of Similar attempts to impose our will in revolution ary situations elsewhere in Asia through the use of mer cenary forces are also doomed to And when the Viet namization device no thing would by our present strategy of interven but to wage wars of annihilation against whole pop ulations the Communist in That mad way leads to disas All logic dictates a turn about of our grand Such a fundamental shift is ad mittedly difficult for an ideo logical power possessed of as many politicized commitments and myths as the United but it is entirely feas it would be essen tial to grant that the United States has no divine call to act as the worlds mentor and no as regards Asia in there would be required The acquisition and enter tainment at the highest levels of government in Washington of a deeper appreciation of the prime motivations shall we driving of Asian Full abandonment of our military intervention in Indo The demilitarization of our Asia with progressive withdrawal of military forces from Asian The adjustment of our treaty relations with while undertaking the reestab lishment of regular diplomatic and commercial relations with The conversion of a sizable fraction of our overseas mili tary investments and activities into an expansive undertaking for global economic coopera tion for the benefit of the poor of the earth If we were really to turn from the ways of war and help to open wide the doors of hu man fulfillment again bor rowing the Presidents words for Asians as well as for Amer the Asian pa radoxically would in all certainty soon be seen to offer distinctly less of that fear some threat to our national security than officially ima gined at New York Times Special Service Looking backward Through the Herald Attorney Gen eral Bojles new provid ing for compulsory mainte nance of children and poor per sons by their had rocky going in committee ot the whole matter of a speed limit m the city of 20 miles an as enacted in the new trafficc was the subject of discussion between the city council and a deputation from the Board of The board although not advocating a high rate of felt there should be a flexible with the speed determined by the cir 1911 A high British naval source is quoted as saying that Britain has enough trained personnel to man the whole United States fleet if it were turned to Britain for the Battle of the Atlantic which he said has now Approximately 40 per cent of electricity produced bv Lethbridges munici pal power plant is being sold to Calgary according to the report of the city Soviet Union an nounced today it had placed in orbit a n d returned safely to earth a space ship containing a The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published by A BUCHANAN Second Class Mail Rei 1st ration No 0012 of The Canadian Press and Ihf Canadipn Daily Newspappr Publishers Association and Ihe Audif Bureau of Circulations CLEO W Editor and Publisher General Manager Wll LIAM HAY Editor TiLAi i WAI jitoria Patje Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;