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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHBftlDGE HERALD March 1971 Dave Humphreys Benson plays cat and mouse Canadas tax system is out of That is generally The Carter commission was set up to study tax It duly reported to the with recommen Based substantially on the Carter the government then issued its famous White Paper which proposed major changes and innovations and illadvisediy spell ed out far too many precise figures and What is a White Paper In this case it seemed to represent tenta tive government and it was obviously projected for benefit of pub he The inference was that subsequent legislation would probably be based on the White Paper as amended by legitimate and relevant public So the invited by the gov ernment to study and debate the White did so with a Few public documents in recent Ca nadian history have been so hotly analysed and Every major national body has had a good deal to say about Committees of both the House of Commons and the Sen ate have gone over it and recommended numerous some of them The astonishing feature of the con troversy was its The government has been ominously si By not answering the by not defending its White it has lost the battle of public opinion by de Even people who stood to bene fit from the changes have joined in condemning because its iniquity was so unanimously being proclaim Time and again The Herald begged Benson either to defend his docu ment or to withdraw either to an swer its critics or to admit they were On a few occasions he said this or that part would be but mostly he seemed to be sitting back enjoying the publics frenzy and frus And the frantic protestations have to tins Then early this week Benson said in a speech what did he say The interpretation placed on it was that the White Paper would be It was now And this was seized on by a nervous nation as major The collective sigh of relief across Canada was like thun Perhaps people werent thinking too but it seemed that Benson had finally levelled with He had finallygot their mes The next their ap prehension and irritation were re stronger than Ben son expressed astonishment at the in terpretation placed on his Kingston All he had said was that the White Paper would nt be and he had said this a hundred times before Of course he But what does he mean He seems to mean that the when it comes down next will be separately written nothing Every item in the White Paper could be legislated without legislating the White So the great debate has sunk to a quibble over Benson has said He continues to play and mouse with the The when it comes could he a good But the governments handling of the public par ticularly including the events this is a mockery of participatory to pressure Israel Israels continued refusal to with draw from Egypts Sinai Peninsula has pushed the United States into the position where it is almost certain to join the Soviet Union in putting pres sure on Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to do This means for the first time since the six day war of and Soviet delegates at the United Nations may unite in a major move aimed at in his State of the World address demanded that Israel withdraw immediately from land captured in the 1967 war and hinted if this request was once again denied there would be a de escalation of aid to Hav ing come out with such broad state ments it will now be difficult for him to remain an impartial middle man if the shooting resumes Behind Nixons outspoken de cision lies a contradiction between Israels and analysis of the fastmoving Middle Meirs cabinet believes that the Minor By Margaret TIM WILSON asked me other day if I believed in After hed carefully defined the tonguetwister for me I had to admit that I did believe in supernatural forces to a I con fessed that when I receive the Uie first thing I do is turn to iny horoscope lo see what dire predictions it has in store for me en the then having stud ied that carefully I broaden my mind further by turning to Ann After reading me a lecture on my shal low Jim explained that it wasnt that type psychism he but rather the big stuff scarey transcen and like Rose marys The present popularity of fortune telepathy and other forms of ps chic is diffi cult to Psychologists say it is an escape from the harsh reality of a friendless and they point out that the adored Beatles gave occultism a lot of support in their popular song This song told m no uncer tain terms ihat we are living in the age of a heavenly constellation sup posed to represent a man dumping a ug cf something out on top of us What this body has to do with our era of slavish devotion to things supernatural ccapes but it must be very signifi cant to The funny tiling I actually should be endowed with some small measure of sup ernatural the 7th child of a 7th according to Scottish IS Supposed 10 be mff with second Mth the to in the mind s r haunap pcncd or which are to Al though I fit the icquirements sitis I rcrret to say Ixrn ii UK r of I i I run of reliable in e If I have a fooling i am to ir n lOiifT thli k HI i in V I I KOflU 0110 fnr If I Vill a little feminine nlc Hut nice prophet British continue debate on arms sale T ON DON Com including Cana dian High Commissioner Charles turned out in force to watch the Conserva tive government pass up Har old Wilsons invitation to limit arms sales to South The arguments have been so t jroughly worn on both sides that Wilsons claim not to have pressed the government since November caused some With a fine display of moral the former prime minister was pressing he invited the gov ernment to demonstrate that this is not the thin end of the wedge by announcing that it will supply no arms to South Africa excepting those it is le gally obliged to Prime Minister Heath and his colleagues would have none of not at this stage Heath still believes Britain should be able to divorce co operation with South Africa on the seas from the universally haed internal apartheid of South Britain should therefore be able to supply whatever resources are needed to carry out the cooperation which went on in more restrict liolds the whip hand over the Soviet Union in a determined competition for dominance after a Mideast set To the Israelis the Egyptian agree ment to recognize the existence of Israel is a direct result of a Soviet reluctance to risk a war along the Suez for the U has indi cated it would certainly intervene if this Thus deprived of Soviet the Egyptians are now said by Is raelis to have been forced to sue for They believe the U allied with stands higher in pres tige than at any time since the 1967 This leads Israel to conclude that Nixon should exploit his prestige by supporting Israels posi But Nixon has indicated they do not share Israels views mainly because they regard Cairos desire for settlement as the first serious opportunity since the sixday war to halt rapidly increasing Soviet influ ence among the ed ways with the Labor gov like co operation is either a fact or it is Equally and Canada and the other potential members of the Commonwealth studygroup should note this Britain has not closed its option to limit the sales to the seven Wasp helicopters already agreed on if the government can yet be persuaded that the divorce is impossible and the cooperation just isnt worth the It is still worth holding the study if only to buy a few more months time on grounds that the is not Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas replying to said he hoped the committee would meet I think it will be useful to all of us to survey the problems of security in the interests of the countries which live around the Indian If it meets we will do our best to make a con structive contribution lo At present the government is try ing to be reasonable without abandoning its basic it must be does sound rather like John Diefen bakers protestations that he was not being anti only The reaction of South Africa to the helicopter sales may he very important in the The Vorster government has been embarrassingly frien d 1 y to wards This has tended to confirm the worst fears of critics who claimed all along that it was international not a few heli that the South Africans were really They prompt ly launched a crackdown on churchmen and expelled an other English They sould not have found better tactics had they deliberately sought to force Heath to refuse further It must lake considerable nerve to sit there smiling while Harold however hypo sneers When he came to this House as an idealistic young Conservative did he really think he would become the hero of apartheid South Africa He was getting mixed up in some pretty ugly company and some pretty ugly What the government is find ing increasingly difficult is to project co operation on the seas as a straight defence pol The South African debate followed one on the whole ds fence picture which itself was based on a new white Although Ritchie was not in the gallery for the defence that too will have more than casual interest for It afforded as clear a declara tion as is ever likely to be pre sented of why the Heath gov ernment wants to cooperate with South Heath also revealed some indignation about the bur den sharing of NATO as it falls on a Britain determined to exert more global defence Labor critics sea it as justification for limit ing defence to Europe Particu larly is this so in the Tory de cision to allow the Labor policy of withdrawing British forces army men and undis closed numbers of airforce and personnel manning var ious ships and aircraft from the Persian The white paper dealt with the Indian Ocean in these terms The growing Russian naval presence in this area should be regarded as a matter of con cern for all neighboring coun as well as for those coun like who depend for the livelihood upon the trade routes which pass Luckhurst is going to happen before you can say spook Ill put salt instead of sugar in my arrive at work with odd shoes on and spend the day trying to pick fights with my But my Scottish relatives will not accept a total failure in their and in spite of my protests to the see in me a plaid edition of Jeanne and Nostradamus I have only myself to blame for their obstinate faith in my non existent mystic Years ago I agreed to pinch hit for a gypsy fortune teller who didnt show up to read cards at our community Strawberry Al ways ready to fill the ranks I quickly vol got myself togged out in dangly gaudy satin blouse and lots of thick Regrettably my first client was a very pretty cousin of mine who trailed into my mystic presence surrounded by a retinue of adoring young Al though I scarcely know one playing card fi cm another I made a big show of pre dicting a handsome stranger who would claim her hand before but I warned her to have her appendix out be fore her marriage or an illness might upset their I hit the A couple of months later my pretty cousin phoned me from the hospital brim ming with joy and full of praise for my unique She was she burbled to the handsome young doctor who had taken out her It bad been at first with each not the appendix and could she fiance up for me to cardread IbS futUKJ11 I tins little event that convinced I was a chip on of oin greai prnndma They began looking at me Mrongely as if they expected me to firt keening and whirl avwiy on a To tins day they regard me as some of minor prophet and if I so much as happen to remark that I have a feeling it might rain tomorrow thev wont say but I know full before Ihov cl in next themselves with and Fame is Uke A Miss Streisand to see you Letters To The Editor Problem of doctors high salaries is union approach For some lately I find myself filing sorry for It must be because of the difficulty of raising charges fast enough to keep up with the cost of In Leth bndge apparently it is possible to obscure what I thought was common The problem in large is due to too few That is because entry to the medicial union is almost perfectly con trolled by union the purpose of restrict ed entry into any union is to give to the members as much monopoly power as they can extract and through limiting supply to raise its price to what the traffic will Entry is controlled at its most effective at the door to the medical There are each year many more qualified applicants to medical courses than ever are These people are denied medical training so that the public can never hire the services of nonunion Knowing the large and unsatis fied public demand in the med ical market those who do not achicv e entry often spin off into other trades such as os nnuro podia t r and find themselves utrjiistK malifincd by UIOSP who have managed lo convev to the pub lic mind that doctors are po of all Slvirt supply of medical scr MCC means a high prico When we do pay for available care it is so often of poor quality be cause doctors often being in divirlitrilK conscientious thtinHus loo thinlv Hie louli is income m higli as measured by the number of qualified stu dents lined up trying to be come doctors We could mea sure the point at which we had reached a reasonable supply of doctors and hence reasonable incomes for them when any in telligent student could say that the balance of required train prestige working condi Ions and lifetime earnings were no greater in medicine than in any other trade that he might For this free entry to expanded medical school facilities is Perhaps with increased num bers of doctors the psychic in come derived from knowing that they were doing a good job having time to keep up with medical advances time to spend with wife and children and time to get an education would not find so many fifty yearold doctors taking their own Cant we do better than tins1 JOHN MacKENZIE through the Indian who have other responsibilities or interests The decision to continue to deploy British naval forces and long range reconnaissance aircraft in the area is an important contribu tion to Britains ability to main tain vigilance in the Indian In the debate Heath pre sented his conception of Soviet policy as one of sub tle taking advantage of icvcaled weaknesses wher ever The Soviets are playing cat and mouse with the U now in the They could at any time use the same tactics to threaten traffic in the Indian These are facts and they cannot be wished be cause the experience is there in recent months since I be came prime That i just about all there is to It is understood Bri tain is prepared to present classified information to the Commonwealth if and when it ever But it is hardly likely to be of a nature to sway countries which do not already accept the strategy as now Either Canada and the others will accept the case for cooperation or they will If they accept it they will likely argue Ihat it should be carried out without South The strain is already evident of maintaining this global strat egy while contributing more to Pressure has been mounting on European mem bers to contribute more to the alliance since Canada began the rastic reduction of forces in Unil the other day Britains response had been a promise to divert to NATO ex isting resources valued at about million for ten But pressure from other Eur oneans has wrung an addition al million in from Heahts this was not a happy The point I want to make to our allies is bluntly he Our contribution to NATO as a proporton of GNP per cent is greater than that of any of the other major NATO This is there fore something of which we can be but it must at the same time be recognized by our When there are proposals for development in the NATO organization it is not good enough to say to Britain of you must contribute more and more in every pos sible comes for ward Wfi must have the right to decide in which way we can best make our contribution The governments analysis of British interests had concluded that there were times and places where those interests were better served outside Eu hence the need for de fence arrangements outside the We reject the nar row regionalism as such in oth er because we are con vinced that it runs counter to the interest and to the char acter of unspoken remainder of HID conclusion so far as Can ada is concerned is that an out ward looking British govern ment must be in Canadas in Yet Canada is the ally whose NATO reduction has fur ther taxed British Canada is the ally whose oppo sition to arms sales threatens lo firlher lax her resources as well as her And Can ada is the ally pleading for con sideration ifBritain joins the Common Market Herald London Bureau Warped reasoning Your warped reasoning re garding Calgary teachers ne gotiations for a 632 per cent in crease in wages illustrates clearly that vou have a double When postal workers received an increase of over nine JKI con you did not speak of any well running When cilv police received a similar you did not speak of tins well running dryWhen auto workers asked for parity with their you never mentioned that tho water supply was nearly ex You probably accept the idea that social work postal university community college instructors city em and editors require a J early increase of at least six per Yet when who HOT require a minimum So They Say In a recession people will stop buying a second car or a now television set but they will continue to buy William chair man of Ilarcourt Brace Jova novich FiiblishinC of three years of university training to teach elemental y school and a degree to teach high ask for an in crease equal to Ihat in other ou immediately imply that a crime has been commit Im afraid that it is your argument that holds no You may also be aware that th amount of money spent on liquor year in this city equaled the budget of one of our local school Being a teacher and a prop erty owner I feel that making property owners bear the brunt of senior high and elementary educational costs is entirely Some pi evinces and states me other methods in or der to case the burden of the local Even moic un fair is Hie llmt people think thov are pajing only for teachers Do you know that you are paving doc tors policemens sal postal workers university professors MPs and indirectly by buying this paper Why do you think Ihat it is only loacbcrs salaries that you aic paving Ixsthhridgo Looking Through the Herald 1921 Six prisoners convict ed of complicity in the murder of British intelligence officei s and members of the crown forces in Ireland were executed in Due to overcrowding at the Collegiate and the fact that almost all graduates of Grade VIII are stu dents must pass in at least five units each year on the depart mental 1911 A boast by Hitler that the waj will be won with a Nazi victory insuring plans backward greater Germany the keynote of the For a Ki sounded the keynotu ui me third anniversary of the seizure of bis native Austria by the Tlie subzero Inch lias viMlcd Hie area for the five was finally broken by a with a rise of 20 degrees in less than an 1SC1 Fire at the General Fain Supplies hog just outside the city caused an estimated Some 200 of the 800 hogs in the building were The Lethbridge Herald 501 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published by BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Remstratlon No Oil Member of The Canadian Press and Ihc Canadian Daily Newspapflr Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO W Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager JOE BALLA Managing Editor ROY F MILtb Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Ascnntp DOUGLAS K WALKER Elitcrifll Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;