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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THI UTHBRIDGE HERALD Murth Maurice Western A teachers strike teachers strike in southern Al perhaps in the whole is reported distinctly Needless to the public is deeply concerned because the major victims would be the Money apparently is not the The teachers claim that under new legislation or new the school boards are now reserving to without consulting with the certain decisions affect ing how the schools are They claim that the trustees are reducing teacher authority ami teacher respon and they dont like To the as the case is now this is a childish dispute that does no credit to either Both sides have The teachers are the professional people and surely ought to have a strong in how they do their And the trustees have a mandate from the people to run the school systems and the power to tax tho people to pay for Ob viously their responsibility is m u c h more than rubber stamping the opin ions of their When the public gets the informa tion it requires and if it finds the trus tees are merely trying to put the teachers in their then it will not hesitate to deal with the trustees at the next election or In being adamant to the point of inviting a the trustees must have the public behind Similarly the teachers need the sup port of the There is no doubt that the people have been fairly good compared with other provinces to the nor is there doubt that the people are getting worried about what appears as a public be damn ed attitude in some parts of the teaching So lets hear no more strike Social slumber The phenomenal popularity of Love Story it isnt even necessary to offer any identifying comments is provo catively probed in the article by Flora Lewis on this It is sug gested there that it is not necessar ily a good sign that the values ex pressed in the story seem to have nearly universal Excepting perhaps the profanity and pre marital the values set out are those of the old consumptive and comfortable for those who succeed order which had been so severely critiziced until re To be sure there are a couple of novel twists to the Horatio Alger scenario the hero has to sever the umbilical cord to the family fortune in order to follow the pattern of rags to riches on his own and the heroine died at an early But the savor ing of satisfaction after struggle is basic made attractive through ro mantic It has been a kind of relief to re spond to the simple story of two young people in love with each other and with There has teen a sur feit of of of of But in the relief rests a It may be It could repre sent flight from the real challenges of the It could be a sinking back into social slumber tranquil lized by the illusion that there isnt much wrong with the world after Many things are wrong in the world racism is rampant poverty is endemic war and the threat of war persist nature is being ravaged to the point where all life is threatened with Man must not be come content again with allowing these things to go The relief at the relative absence of demonstrations of protest should probably be a cause for Apa thy may be setting Discouraged at not being able to effect or to effect it fast enough people may be willing to forget the future while grabbing whatever calm there is before the storm ART BUCHWALD WASHINGTON I dont mind the Pen tagon lying to me on a large scale such as when they flatly stated a few months ago that they were not keeping any files on But its their little lies that get me For the other day it was re vealed that a rusty piece of oil pipe Secre tary of Defence Melvin Laird showed to newspapermen and implied had been cap tured during the Laos offensive turned out to be over a year old and lad nothing to do with the recent Laos Secretary Laird was trying to use the pipe to prove the South Vietnamese were making great headway and had managed to cut the North Vietnamese oil supplies in When the truth was the Pen tagon naturally protested they never said it wrs this years it doesnt take much imagination to realize what seme future Pentagon briefings sre going to bo I can just see us all tiling into the Pen tagon briefing room whoie wearing his usual ebullient wel comes Besides the usual a dis play of weapons and supplies are on the Laird I am happy to report that the South Vietnamese just captured a large cache of weapons in He holds up a Is that one of the rifles Secretan a reporter Laird smiles and Paidon I didnt understand the question I is that rifle one of the weapons captured in Laos cs and Laird This rifle actuallv was found after Clus ters last stand at Little Big But our intelligence indicates the weapons discov ered lock just like ii Mr Laird picked up a frozen chicken Problems the CDC will have to meet ryiTAWA The minister of finance has brushed aside criticisms of the Can ada Development Corporation with the observation that Panarctic Oils the consortium in which the gov ernment has a per cent has proven a profit able It is unquestionably true that Panareties holdings in the northern islands are much more valuable than they were in December when Ar thur Laing announced the ar Apart from the cor porations own gas the situation in the Arctic has been transformed by the de velopment of a major field on the Alaskan an event h i c h could not have been foreseen in The trouble with Ben sons argument is that it does very little to help the case for the In the first TO CDC was required for the Panarctic for the in nmneclion with the college crmivnl Tine vns 501110 a an old trauma had micn u A nil annm fUomcbiir v had poalcxl in lous places MIL 1 in Im grcon Onco vhon vo niv In the it is at least questionable on Ben sons theory whether a devel opment corporation with the peculiar credentials of Uie CDC would have invested so heavily in As Laing explained at the Panarctic was a unique He was of in the Ca nadian because gov ernments for various reasons had participated in such con sortia in other parts the But it was a new type of undertaking for Canada and the participation of govern ment was justified by consid erations going well beyond tho usual calculations of profit In the wider Panarctic was the latest in a long series of government in terventions in the economy dic tated by national considera One of the earliest was the Pacific Hallway others in clude the Crown companies which it is proposed to sell to Uie Canada Development Cor In each of these the government since it was the government and not bound by ambiguous terms of ref erence had a free hand to deal with particular situa It did not have to as the if it gets that will have to about anxious It relied on the lax On the other it was answer able to The CDC will not be so answerable be cause the theory is that it is to be proot against political The accord went ahead without benefit of a development cor Some of its ventures proved sound and others are still not always by the na tions looks forward to a quite different in his one swallow does maks a The CDC will be very unlike It will not represent a single invest It will be expected to invest in the shares or se curities of any corporation owning property or carrying on business related to the economic interests of It in invest in anticipation of profit in a busi ness carried on outside Can In any given there the CDC will have to balance the prospects and risks of one investment against those of This will not be easy the unlike those of ordinary cor porations and unlike the gov are supposed to think in terms of profit and of na tional benefit at the same They may if there is a public offering of have to consider the reactions of many small holders who feel that government par The ARVN found chickens just like this one on Route Is that a Laotian chicken Would you please speak louder Is that a chicken from Laos Laird confers with a general and then smiles and this chicken comes from Belleau It was cap tured at the end of World But we wanted to give you some idea of the suc cess of the ARVN Are there any questions What are those ration cans over sir we captured five tons of those two dajs ago in But there s German printing on the Laird confers with the Then he bmiles and I These cans come from Uie Battle of the Bulge in World War But we wanted to give you some idea how sneaky the enemy really can where did the sandbags come from1 These are the types of sandbags the North Vietnamese have placed around tlieir antiaircraft Did you fly the sandbags all the way back to Washington He confers with the general not These sandbags were captured at the Battle of Iwo We thought jou might be interested to note lieu far behind the enemy was m sandbag design Are there any questions Is that eierything that uas captured9 Laird Except for one small He presses a The large doors of the briefing room open and a Chinese tank rumbles into the What do you think of gentlemen1 Where did jou get it We capured it at Inchon during the Korean Let this be an answer to those v tio ietnam7atiGn isnt working Toronto 1 ellgram News ifrvicr Trauma revived liv fJoug Walker FDI armed noire roomily Mth the lo impiwo the appearance of the car by car hhoiall splasned with pnn I ready painting the Unfortunately the paint dried a much lighter shade than the original color with the result that the car looked as thoiioh it had boon bombed by buds H pained us to to lido in thethins Fortunately the latest paint job washed off If ii would found lioiielf tho owner of a car and a much I suppose YOULL be a draftdodger ticipation guarantees them a return of their On the doubtful assumption that the corporation will bo immune to political pres would it have been the answer to the problems faced in 1367 by Arthur Laing As that with charac teristic observed at the is a risk ven There is no certainty oil will be found It is certain no oil will be found unlessex ploration is carried This announcement signals the be ginning of not certain success Only Pan arctic itself as a re sult of a research that an average 83 dry wells are drilled for each major oil field discovers in sedimentary basins comparable to the Everdrup Basin in The as was not risking shareholder money so the impres sion in Ottawa at that time was that Laing had en countered m u c h skepticism and opposition and had ear ned his p r oj c c t only afler a difficult struggle in The in such a would be risking sharehold ers Would it if gen uinely independent be bold er than ministers with resort to the public purse Bensons problem Is that his creature is On the one it looks to potential promising to put their money to the most profitable The CDC will operate on the best business principles being duected by outstanding men whose judg ment cannot be influenced by deputy ministers or parliamentarians swayed by normal moneylosing consid On the o t h e r it looks to nationalist sen suggesting albeit vaguely and waiily that it will keep Canada Canadian through rescue operations where those guided by the best business principles have failed to rush in with Which is the true face Probably the since the corporation at the ou t s e and possibly for some years to come will be a govern ment venture and Urns sub ject to the pressures which daily beat upon The critics who suggest that Benson will have dif ficulty in finding directors are probably wrong the gov ernment can usually find directors if the price is If may be more difficult to keep them if Uie corporation reaches the point at which it must justify the faith of its sponsors by making money for the shareholders while pur suing its loftier Herald Ottawa Bureau Does Love Story signal a dangerous retreat By Flora in The Winnipeg Free Press VORK The surpris ing thing about the film Love Story h not its extraor dinary It is prettily photo a classic formula ever since womens magazine fiction was It is what the French call Bibliotheque after the pink covers on the undying collection of nice novels for nice young But it has turned out to be sharply and that could never have been predict ed from the unpreten tious I suspect that a key reason for tho controversy is precisely that Love Story isnt only playing to the ladies from the garden club and Hie There are moccasins and long hairs and ponchos and blue jeans in the lines at the box So it raises the question of youth cynicism and hippicdom and siu ly rebellion met ihcir match in oldfashioned and lace For ail its furious tuh is the counter culture losing ground to the mass culture after all Nothing in the story is new or A boy and a girl in college fall in He is rich and is He doesnt get along with his par ents and is ashamed of being They his father cuts Mm so they are both But they are beauti ful and so they suc She dies of a tragic ill ness In father and son are In the not the movie Success in the bourgeois hard the warmth of family ties and the pain of their sever the old joys and the old sorrows and the old values are It is said a tcuslehcaded girl in a sheep skin coat as the audience strolled really strolling like people who liaie lust lapped up an ice cream sun dae and forgotten to feel miserable for a I had Elemental triumphs Don NLA scnicc mother in Rcgma look it upon hciseU depicted bank ANCIENT man four demons fire and watci A century and a half man was con cerned wilh obtaining less Inan a of chomupl okmcnts to Minno and lo suppmt Ins in notes L Now a sncnlisi wiih the tS dcnlogical we HUM lo Miurfcs fnr ihan mam of vhicli no needed m larp1 In tho pat ele ments boon lidded to Ihe IM leqimod lo noiuish Hie m duMnai sinews Thov boar such evitir as pra lium ard Many of those elements attained com mercial use during the past few jears because of new tle in color television and A total of 10 chemical ele ments are now Manv aic hort lucd radio isolopcs created in reactors and not found m nature Bui by the end of Ihe piodicts f suspect that man will find important iics for no irly all the known And liod gave man dominion Ihe Liilh and in it a good The people looked different from the way they locked coming out of Joe or Easy Rider or Alices They hadnt been aroused no guilt nor fear nor con sciousness was As the New York Times critic Vincent Canby put the film is straight second rate escapism Its success is bound to set a and says is the most unfortunate result of the movie The reproductive rate of sec ondrate movies has always been and no law obliges people to go see But there is a among crit of such an intensity that it makes an innocuous Story sound like the opening barrage of Uie counterrevolution And I is why the film is being taker as a mile stone rather than just another cornucopia of cotton for those who happen to like cotton Coming along just and with such it sug gests that all the agonies of the generation the lifestyle the upheaval of con were in It sug gests that the tortured iii of the IMOs was but a pass ing nightmare and that m this decade it will be all right lo sink hack into smug so cial the reception of both the book and the film does show how tired we were of being summoned to the frav and how we jcainod for some Hung Tlwt is vhat miinv voted for and we wore gelling when Richard Nixon xres elected piesidcnt in A now ad ministration hasnt provided So the quest is back with the whore Ihe malaise and tho fanfare for alienation Mallei1 in the first Of a or even a series of films offering Love Story Revisited and Daughter of Love Story and Love Story Goes is even less able than a govern ment to create the safe se renity for which we But it if it signals a na tional herald a flight from the challenges which are just as real as young no less real for being set There is a sensed by the that in its fa tigue and bewilderment the country is getting ready to tranquihze itself with fluff just when it had gone through the torture of diagnosis and was learning what kind of horse medicine is selfflagellation and sell abasement went too Equal ly apathy and escapism are no cure for our recognized There isnt any Harm In tak ing a little time off for self but a societys entertainments do reflect its So long as escapism is confined to the silver it may be a cooling draught for overheated fears and But too many imi tations will be a serious warn Arnold Toynbec has shown that the cycles of history are not just repetitive they go in a spiral of mounting inten America cant afford to doze cff again as it did in the The next awakening jolt might be too Looking backward Through the Herald 1021 Canadians visiting the United States will be obliged to pay an added charge in ac cordance with an order issued by the board of railway com missioners in an attempt to boost a See Canada First Gas pioduction in Turner Valley is likely to be restricted to JO or 50 per cent of the present open flow in the near futui mil The special dye for coloring gasoline for use of Al berta fanners for agriculture cost MS which lias coveied by the issuance of a special variant Tlir plan for coloring gasoline will be used instead of Uie old council 1931 Grade the lassie from Lancashire will be in the oitj March 21 to give a The green and gold of Alberta s ITW tartan dominated Uie assembly as the prouncial sm clary presented each member with a tie in the distmdue The Lethkidge Herald 7th Albcita LETHBRIDGE HERALD LTD Proprietors and Publishers Published by BUCHANAN SfKnrvl Mall Rrrjlstrfldn rJn Oil Mcmtirr of The Canirlsn and th Daily Association and Ihe Audit Durriu CLEO Etlitrr nnd PuNificr THOMAS General JOE BALLA Managing Editor ROY MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY POUG1 AS r WAUCR Ctlitonnl PAno Ldilor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;