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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 HERAID March 1971 Carl Rowan Buying Home Oil Company The Canadian government is re ported to be seriously considering buying Home Oil Company of Cal the largest independent operat ingin this The reason is the public outcry over the already over whelming ownership of the Cana dian oil industry by foreign Those who are overly unless they are should ap preciate that Canadian government ownership is not an acceptable alter native to ownership by private for eign The only remedy is ownership by private Canadian capi That remedy has been unwork able for two reasons Canadians are not as willing to invest in their own and they havent enough no matter how willing they might to develop the country at the rate they seem to want it de If the people expect the govern ment to fill the gap they themselves will not or cannot they are bound to be The gov ernment cannot do it without imposing economic tyranny on the The Soviet Union has a good deal of state capital but look at the price the people Are Cana dians prepared to put up with the oppressive labor conditions and low standard of living endured by the people there for so long The Canadian government is a major with private capi in Panarctic a consortium exploring for oil and gas in the Arc tic That is not the same as owning one Canadian oil company in competition with a number of pri vately owned If the government buys and oper ates Home its position as arbiter and as guardian of the peoples in terests will be Where will it end How could the government avoid being expected to bail out other Canadian companies in or other Canadian companies presented with attractive offers from foreign capital Canadas problem cannot be re solved this Only a different at titude by the people can do And dont mean simply signing peti tions advocating Canadian indepen New stance One of the most familiar stances in the world over the past twenty years Is undergoing This is the pos ture of absolute nonaccommodation on the part of the United States to ward The Peoples Republic of Lifting the ban on the travel of American citizens to that country will have no practical consequences but it is oE obvious psychological import The Chinese are not apt to per mit an influx of American visitors but they will be aware that President Nixon is shifting the American posi At long last it appears that it has dawned on top Americans that it doesnt make sense to try to pretend that the Asian giant doesnt or wont cause any trouble if One by one the allies have been deserting the position as untenable and have been working out their own adjustment to the Chinese It is no doubt a shock to the exiled Nationalist government on Taiwan to have the begin to alter its The very fact that President in his State of the World ad referred to Communist China as the Peoples Republic was enough to cause anguish to Presi dent Chiang In the United States the powerful China lobby that has so successfully held the country to an undeviating opposition to any kind of accommo dation to the mainland government must be That it is Presi dent Nixon who is overruling the lobby must be nearly The world is too threatened to allow the unrealistic and dangerous ignoring of The Peoples Republic to Nixon is smart enough to know it and is trying to do some thing about The payoff By Joyce Sasse I wasnt going to fall dupe to the payoff I was above such When the time Id tell the time came And I didnt tell I It happened like I was shopping in downtown a hurry as I stopped in to buy a few groceries at one of the stores that sell cheese and coffee and powdered milk and the like to people who have passports and American The main street in front of this commissary is being and since no street building crew was I decided to pull over and park on this yettobepaved between a couple of cars whose drivers remained at their You guessed By the time I got there wasnt another parked car in caught under the windshield viper was a pretty little pink Blast it A parking I snarled under my and looked around for a policeman who might interpret what all the scratches and figures on this ticket Because Korea uses Chinese characters for writing as well as tiie Korea most foreign ers are quite Not one was in Oh Id take it to our mission office He could tell me what to do and would probably han dle the whole proceedings Wheres your license plate1 he querried as he glanced quickly from the paper to the License plate On the I The look in his eye was enough to tell me this was no mere When its a really big parking they do something more They take your car license and where curs was were only the empty holes where the screws should Have you got time now to go see about this Both Kim and I knew how fool hardy it was to drive around the city with out a On the way down I filled him in on the Parked in front of the commissary didnt see a no parking sign gone about fifteen We returned to the scene of the as the ticket and Kim went m search of the man in He advised me to pull over to the side of the ly as illegal as before and I did for what seemed like an At amidst a flurry of horns and squeaking Kim made his way back to the Hed found the policeman in his little explained the situation and now I had to speak for I made my bows when I was introduced to the handed him my drivers and mumbled my most humble Hmmm three years here mis sionary up from the country Im sorry about the I spoke in my most humble I look but didnt see a Ive looked again and I still those are main The law was made long before you came People just know they arent supposed to park We are sorry to inconvenience He turned to My parents are both We dont like to do this to someone who is trying to help our implying that he was going to give back our precious little white and blue Kim And turn ing took a couple of bills out of his The exchange was made but with the parties on both sides knowing the I asked after we had again stopped all six lanes of traffic so we coulc cross to our illegally parked did you do that As an elder of the church him were his ethics no better Because of all the trouble and money it would cause to do it any other Most of our laws are made to be interpreted in this I Something inside me But I continued to You are going back to Chongju That means that our mission driver would have to go to court for It would take a cou ple of daj s before he could get the matter leared and cost jou at least three to four times as much You would get a black mark on your license and so would This way the policeman did you a fa I just gave hint some money for his 2xtra he flashed me Ins biggest he knows you and your ear You can park here I threw the car into gear and set I wanted to flee from the scene of the But hott The payoff That was my guilt as much as the original offence had My hautiness got tramped Is corruption the Asian way of life Docs it have to be Subtle reminder By Doug s a lory rbrtnt n joker h o pocaid to a The Walker It is possible that Jane had a moUvc in choosing a piclure of a the pifture of the famous piece shaped like a rotund person to ac called Venus do uhich is fr VW fire ot The Ilcrnld She may nave m womnn without on llic t as n the her fucnds the will lupptn tu MIU if Ilab Lib of the honiblc falc thai awails biting tliein if ihe cup The people at the AliFrazier fight TVEW YORK My bonvi vant Lester clutched his ticket so hard his knuckles looked like eggshells as he waded through a labyrinth of cops to mke his way inio the fight of the But when he got to the someone had managed to snatch away that prized paste fa o a r Which reduced said agent to doing nhat any true fight fan would do he took back the ticket he had given his leaving counsel to listen to radio summaries of the Muhammad Ali Joe Fra zier The man who later claimed a seat beside Lewis with the stolen ticket said he had paid for this ticket and a pocket book copy of The the novel about the Do you think that tells me something about this society my agsnt asked in If that ticket episode the crowd watching that cele brated exercise in mayhem As the celebri and would be luminaries paraded into Madison Square wrapped in as exotic an assortment of glad rags as youll ever one woman flicked cigarette ashes on her sable coat as she observed All the talk we do about pov erty and hunger and economic woes in this and here we are in the worst possible display of This society is going down like the There of rea sons of society and prestige for so many people to pay such ri diculous prices to see the But you did not sit in that crowd long without realizing that the politics of racs and ot the Indochina war motivated thousands even morp than a to be or a sportsmans lust for When 242 pound Paul Si monetti defeated 102 pound John Clohessy in a fourround a half drunk from San Francisco would bel low a dago They aint supposed to be fight theyre lovers And that would be the mild est of many racist expressions that pierced the smokestench of the Garden as the two main gladiators beat each other into bloody White men can fight for their but that black is a draft Kill Frazier shouts one This booze head observes spectators eyeirg him with contempt and slurs an explan ation I hate It says abcut the universaUiy and the absurdity of bigotry that the man he was asking to kill the black draft dodger was the blackest man in the ring or that even as that foul mouth ed fan Ali was shout ing nigger Uncle Tom at Fra You claim Im never interested in public affairs so lets discuss minimum birth hours of statutory holidays zier by way of contending that he is blacker inside than Fraziers victory was cheer ed lustily by those who seem ingly came just to announce as a few did several how many thousands they had bet on Smoking But cheering moie lustily were those who came to assert their patriotism by berating Ali for refusing to go to We all fought for our coun but not that I used to like him and his poems till refused to defend his super why didnt you wear your medals tonight the best and the worst of a troubled society kept pop ping up first a worm called hatred crawling from under then a gesture as fresh as a spring When they introduced Sugar Ray Robinson and the mob you knew it was not not racial It was the fight fans respect for for the man pound for may have been the best fighter of them When Joe Louis got an even louder you knew it was a tribute to boxing too but also and sentimentality for a nice guy who had run into hard If old Joe had ever learned to use a two hed be a millionaire observed a alluding to stories of Louiss sizable losses betting on When Ali first walked into the ring and his backers roar you sensed they were cheer ing more than boxing skill and showmanship they were ap plauding his defiance of an es tablishment from which many in that crowd felt bitterly alien When it was and Ali had tasted the bitterness of first and Frazier told the press of being goaded to greatness by Alls racial in you trudged into the win biting wondering w hat the sociologists would make of it Ten blocks and 13 minutes a spectator pausing at a Broadway stoplight says to his companion Did I get a lot off my chest tonight I used to think I hated nothing more than a braggart who made good on all his But now I think I hate even more a braggart who Field Enterprises Charles FoZey Californians have to live with threat of disaster T OS ANGELES For thous ands of re pairing shattered homes last month after the worst earth quake experienced by Los An geles in its 100 year the big question is when the next one shall we be so lucky Experts say there is no his torical parallel for the disaster that would occur if a quake the size of San Franciscos 1906 catastrophe struck any of the states great cities Its almost impossible to im agine the effects on Los An rath its seven million or the San Francisco Oakland with five mil says Mary a leading And most scientists agree that the great quake is The tremor that took more than 60 lives and did damage estimated at around mil lion in southern Cabfornia last month measured a modest 6 5 on the Richter compared to the 1906 rating of If a shock of Magnitude 8 hit damage at points as much as 200 miles from the epicentre could be tor bcth San Francisco and Los Angeles have been built over a maze of known There is the Hayward one of the most active sitting right across it is the huge new Alameda County Or the Newport Inglewood which caused a 1933 killer quake in Long Beach 120 t o d a the buildings arc crowded along it moie tightly than And the heart of the trouble the great San Andieab which runs the length of ho for ftJt passing onlv a few miles from the business section of San with its glittering new and 30 miles from downtown Los of fan was probably responsible for splitting the long arm of Baja California in Mexico from the mainland cons A l epni t of T dei al nl for Science and I an of I90t pni portions loday would cauin damage of around mil One or more skyscrapers would freeways would buckle or vanish beneath land dam bursts could take hundreds more the in jury figures would be in the precautions have been taken but not many scientists Arrange ments have been made for emergency mortuary accom modation in the funeral par and frozen food ware houses of the great Sup plies have been laid emer gency water lines and stores set A plan exists to con vert buses into say but can the architects really assure us that their skyscrapers will not snap right off in an quake Will the oil companies now stop drilling offshore on a seabed that is criss crossed by a dozen fault lines Are the states nuclear power stations not merely earthquake but earthquake It is to say the The authorities must plan to handle a really great quake in greater detail than ever be says University of Cali Crazy Capers Im afraid you cant SUP your tonchers for cinlaiiiatiOfi of tT jtKil atibo you a bud report f o r n i a seismologist A big one in and San Francisco would de stroy many of the schemes and plans now set In the major population cen says thous ands of old brick and mortar buildings would collapse in even a moderate As for those brand new steel and concrete the high rise towers that have sprung up in recent years all over Los Angeles and San geologist Hill points to what happened in Venezue years ago Many modern skyscrapers collapsed in then People say they werent built to Californian but they Back in virtually the entire business district of San Francisco was wiped 000 buildings were with the loss of 500 lives and damage estimated at mil Fire caused by breaking gas mains raged through the city for three and one Los Angeles newspaper carried the headline San Francisco Punished This most experts be the punishment is coin ing to Los Major quakes occur roughly every hundred years along the San Andreas And although there been literally thou sands of minor not since 1857 has the fault given a really huge twitch in south ern Then it did heavy damage to Los Angeles there of it At that time the city had a popijbtin of less than fit was with the coming of the great railroads in the ISSOs that to days millions began to ar So we have the sage of state Cnailes 70j earold inventor of the Richter warning I dont believe anything can stop a major Some of his colleagues cheerfully point out that by the 100 years Los Angeles disas ter is now H jcars Research aimed at under standing and predicting earth quakes has been hampered by lack of Several hundred thousand dollars are experts to set up a worth while But California is in the and Governor Ronald Reagan is slashing costs Some progress has been A computerized seismo graph network in the San Fran cisco Bay area provides valu able Los Angeles has nothing A detail ed survey of Californias ma jor faults began in 1959 and some clues were obtained about the possibility of future But this program has been vir tually A number of universities and public agencies are studying earthquake prediction and pre One possibility Is lu brication of the San Andreas faults danger points by pour ing millions of gallons of oil and water into so that the rocks might slide past each other rather than buckle the But no one knows if it would work or where the money would come Maybe the federal govern ment would pass us a little from those billions it is spend ing on collecting moon says one There seems to be something wrong with GUInational priorities when the federal government spends only S8 million a year on research that might save so many and thousands of millions on Written for The Herald and The London Looking backward Through the Herald 1921 An increase of about 25 per cent in the cost of farm machmerv will mean that fanners wil have to pay 5330 for a binder as against 2SO last AH implements are up in 1331 Distribution of the gas from present independent whose flares are burning up a surplus in the Turner Valley may be piped to Montana and the pos sibility of extending a line to the Trail fmcller is also being mil Diop jour sciap iron on Berlin will he the slogan of a drive sponsored by local gram elevator agents in differ ent towns throughout southern 1951 The CPR gaselectric train service now operating daily between Letbbridge and will likely be withdrawn shortly and replaced by a tri weekly mixed according to officials of the 1961 CTR workmen are demolishing a section of the railways freight The job is part cf a pro which will create more paved yard space for the man ocuviing of trucks The Letlikidge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published by BUCHANAN Second Class Mail Registration No 001 of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily JCC BALL A Managing Editnr ROf r MILCn Wvcrtismg Manager THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;