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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE UTHtRIDGE HEtMD Much Paul Whitelaw The old and new Lethbridge needs a good hockey preferably in time for the sea sons opening in the It is right that plans for replacing the structure destroyed by fire last week should be considered But no decision should be reached However it is a good deal public money is in volved and the best possible value should be obtained for Adequate parking is an important consideration in any new of That makes the exhibition grounds a site to be seriously con The greatest possible utilization is another That raises the ques tion of the wisdom of duplicating the Exhibition which is not being used to full Then there is the matter of moving the exhibition farther out of which is made more difficult every time another building is added at the present And somewhere along the line there should be discussion of the in adequacy of the insurance carried on the building that was All of this of must not dim the miracle of the fire itself that there was no loss of life or even Some jammed or a mild and this could have been the worst Canadian tragedy since the Halifax Getting at the truth Complainers about public assist ance henceforth must do more than fire Specific charges of injustice or of abuse now are to be taken before appeal committees for assessment and It is not very likely that many in stances of either injustice or abuse will be discovered by committees throughout the Most of the complaining aired in public in the past will not even come to the com mittees because it is too generalized to bear The setting up of the committees will be worthwhile if even only a few cases of injustice or abuse are cor But the real worth of the whole project will be in clearing the air of unfounded suspicions that poison personal and public Some people are seemingly happi est when they are grousing about They will be the only cas ualties of the appeals Their letters to the editors and calls to the phone shows should The more pleasant climate resulting ought to be recognized as clear No one can predict the volume of work in store for the A is that the necessity of presenting specific charges will greatly reduce the after a few typical complaints have been getting at the truth by the committees will not be diffi The idea of having the complaints committees is a good It can do nothing but enhance the reputation of the department of social develop ment in the long Banish the savage hunt The savage seal hunt off the coast of Labrador is under way In spite of loud protests from Canadians from coast to the barbaric clubbing of beautiful white baby with soft brown eyes which melt the heart of even the toughest continues as there are Sealers are not supposed to begin skinning the pups until they are actually but wit nesses say that the rash and hurry of the event presses some ruthless sealers to cany on with their work regardless of whether the animal is dead or Protest has also insisted on a meas ure of control so that the species may be But the picture of this slaughter even with its up dated controls is very unsavory in Mother seals standing over the skinned bodies of their or nosing through the bloody try ing to find their have been projected to the public via The seal hunt is a major source of revenue for the people in that re To eliminate it would cause un necessary hardship and unemploy ment for an already depressed But the sealers aware of public distaste for their methods of would be glad to have an alternative as a Of the most sensible alter native would be to persuade women to stop wearing animal There are plenty of fake ones now on the and these should provide the girls with whatever savour vivre they feel the right furs will give It must take a pretty insensitive girl to drape herself in that lovely white baby seal fur in her seeing the brown eyes that watched a killer advance with a The other alternative has been sug gested by a group of young Ameri cans and Canadians who recently vis ited the seal area as So intrigued were they by the family spirit of the their aquatic an tics and the beauty of the surround ings it struck them that the Cana dian government would be well ad vised to turn the whole coastline into a This seems a logical If more Canadians were encouraged to See Canada first this whole region could be developed to cater to tour ists without menacing the There would still have to be routine controls to keep the seal population but this would be a techni Surely something will have to be done to halt this yearly It heaps scorn on Canadian wildlife pre servation and convinces the sealers involved that they are in a very grubby business T DONT wish to alarm further the resi dents of Southern already badly shaken by But this morning I saw this He was a wild wilder than in my I standing at an up stairs window of the looking when I saw him coming at me He was flying very and going like the As he vanished over the roof I could see not onij the frantic stietch of his I could sec his the beady eyes That goose was Let me review the First the goose was too early for the spring migra tion Something had or was going to to the wintering grounds of California and to launch him in too much of a hurry to bother gaming altitude I have often watched geese fly ing north in the south in the They invariably fly very in flocks of a dozen to all yakking it up on nhat is obviously a charter This goose as iking about the freruicd beat of his wings sug gested that he was concerned about a V or that he was emotionally in volved with the matchless beauty of wild fowl a Wherever he was lie to get there before he And he was talking to I swear Just as he passed over tlif hiijfe I saw Iis mouth his what any would as maniac Not speaking honker mj I couldn t make out what the goose was But you dont need to be Berlitz to trans late The sky is falling I dont like the augury of this As you perhaps auspice originally meant bird I lave to say that right now California is under auspices as perilous as any since Ronald Reagan got airborne as a What leally worries me is that when the goose reaches Alaska hes due Id at about 0800 Ixmrs tomorrow and sees what the oil companies are preparing to do to the ecology of that he will turn right around and head south with the afterburner I dont want to see that goose on the return flying low over our strummin his lower lip alright his lower May be you feel that I an making too much of this But with more earth quakes predicted for the California and She Atomic Energy Commission pre paring bigger nuclear tests in the Aleu and oil due to come lumbering out of the t put it to von that this goose may have a message for He may in fact have dropped on our Whatever it there is no blinking the fact that geese obey a mysterious and un erring motivation In ravel great Mv goose was motivated like a bat out of I dont know alxnit but Im bring ing mj up beside my Government language plans in Quebec What overall plan the Quebec govern ment has to increase the sta tus of the French language isnt expected to be known until sometime this as Premier Robert Bourassa awaits the re port of a provincial royal com mission set up in 1968 to study the potentiallyexplosive in the a rough outline of the premiers inten tions has been becoming clear A result has been increasing concern in recent months among the provinces anglo phones as the Quebec gov ernment refers to its English speaking residents and soma of it may be There is general agreement on the part of all but a small minority of the English here that Bourassa is justified in wanting to make French the working language of the province and wanting to in crease the teaching of thai language in Englishspeaking The concern arises over what interpretations the government may take of such broad terms as working language and increased There is additional anxiety over the type of language guarantees that would emerge in any new constitution that Prime Minis ter Trudeau and the provincial premiers may arrive at during the constitutional conference at Victoria in In the confusion over what various Quebec government spokesmen have said about the future of the French and Eng lish languages in the these specific developments have taken place so far Bourassa has stated that French will become Que becs worktog and that the way this will be achieved will be announced after he studies the next report of the Gendron Commission on the status of the French langu age Education Minister Guy Pierre announced in mid January that as early as this a program will begin to in crease the amount of instruc tion in French at English schools to 40 per cent of total classroom time This is tempered by Bill passed in the fall of 1969 by the previous Union Nationale It guarantees par ents the right to enrol their youngsters in either English or French schools Bill passed in Decem requires that immigrants to Quebec wishing to practice in 19 professions and trades will have one year to acquire a working knowledge of This bill is aimed at heading off a trend that in recent years has seen 80 per cent of the im migrants to French Canada opt to assimilate with the English Demographic surveys show that it the trend con Englishspeaking people would outnumber FrenchCana dians in Montreal by the turn On the other Bourassa issued a directive last fall instructing government departments to in Eng to letters from private citi 2ens written in that Dealings with large corpora tions which have offices in and correspondence with the federal are to be carried out in French A new consumers bill in cludes a clause giving the right to demand that a contract under the act DC written in Fiiglish There is concern that the linguistic guarantees of Que becs Englishspeaking popula contained in the British North America might be relegated to the status of priv ilege in a new Canadian con George the Eng lish speaking depute for Annes riding who is known outside Quebec chiefly as a member of the Montreal AIou ettes football says very few people can disagree with Bourassas apparent he noted during a recent Quebecs English speaking residents have cause for concern until the premier gives more details on the way French is to be The Liberal backbencher in the Bourassa government said he sensed a return in the non French community of a rest less and uncertain mood felt from now I dont want to see you sitting around hert chanting when you havent finished your homework mi 17 1 think Im on to Im using oil paints and Letters To The Editor Millions of North American pot smokers cant be ivrong On September 1970 I was arrested crossing the border at Alberta with some twenty pounds of wild vegeta tion I had picked a few days Unfortunately for me the vegetation happened to be of a type people enjoy It was not cancer causing but legal but harmless and illegal Be cause of the hemous crime of processing a weed that has been smoked for five thousand years with as yet no meaning ful evidence that it is in any way the governments are still searching with all their resources for such evidence my rights as a human being suddenly vanished and I wag thrown into My wife and two children were forced onto and after numerous pointless couil appearances my trial came I was sentenced to four which I under stand is lenient for Southern The upshot of all this was that a family was totally disrupted for some five months and thousands of dollars of public funds were I still smoke and I think I convinced more than a few people I met in jail to try Young people today are for the most part not fooled by propaganda and government repression regarding illegal They are generally aware that comparing grass with heroin is like comparing vitamin C with sleeping and the legal drugs that the establishment such as tobacco and pep pills are far more harmful than the weed for which otherwise law abiding citizens are first introduced to the criminal Drug re pression is one of the major reasons young people have little respect for government Total collapse of the established order in the is only a ques tion of Canada is maybe a few years It is for this quite why I no longer active ly support legalization of mari Government has shown itself to be just an extension of monopoly and any human values or rights that do not serve the profit motive are thrown out the Democ racy has teen reduced to the choice among five identical brands of toothpaste or the choice between two medi ocre The sole inter est of the politician is to stay in olfice while ensuring person al and this is ac complished by furthering the interests of the rich and power ful while appeasing the com mon man with token programs and convincing him through mass job manipulation that his interests are the same as those of UKJ corporate smallminded bureau crats of the keep it Some 25 million pot smokers in North America cant be You are the most valuable assets the youth revolution I will appreciate your print ing this as publicity from your paper played no small role in sentencing me in the first EDMUND prior to last springs The Liberal party won 72 if the 108 seats in the National Assembly after a campaign in which Bourassa denounced separatism and promised that economics would outweigh na tionalistic polemics as a gov ernment Springate said many peo ple in Quebecs English com munity may feel Bourassa is betraying his mandate by stressing the language He that will have to be content to wait until Bourassa studies tht Gendron commission At that Springate wants answers to such ques tions as whether the Quebec branch of a nonFrench com pany will be able to function in English when not dealing with the whether telephone operators will give assistance in and what measures will be taken so that older Englishspeaking residents of the province with an insuffi cient knowledge of French will not be The senior Englishspeaking cabinet minister in the Bouras sa William has no such who heads the department of financial institu said to a recent interview that Englishspeaking citizens will not be harmed by the gov ernments language Criticism of the governments plan to increase French in struction in English schools has come from some English edu Reid the chairman of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal the largest Englishspeaking board to Que says the scheme is nice to theory but He noted during an interview that the Quebec government does not plan to increase the budgets of English schools to make the Tilley is the value of having English teach ers giving instruction to Eng lish pupils to faulty another unacceptable al he would be hiring teachers on the basis of their ability to speak French without regard for their knowl edge of English or teaching Educators who are more out spoken than Tilley whether the plan to increase the teaching of French is aimed surreptitiously at breaking down the English language school There has been nothing firm from Bourassa to indicate that tlus is the In the premier and his cultural af fairs Francois Clou have sought in recent weeks to calm the Enlgish pop ulation with reassuring if not very specific statements on English language A question of more direct concern to French Canadians is how the plans to make French the working language will affect the flow of investment capital badly needed to stimu late Quebecs stagnant econo By increasing the stress placed on the language issue in recent Bouras sa may be giving the impres sion that he is governing in reference to the separatist Parti and is easily swayed by radical Only the state of Quebecs economy at this time next year will provide a firm Herald Quebec Bureau Medical incomes wrongly explained Looking backward The statistics on the high in comes of the medical profes sion have been explained er roneously albeit by Skeptic March With discrep ant ranges of incomes many lower bracket men are lost in tiie jungle of averaging If incomes rate high so also the coronary rate amongst highest in Working full tilt to satisfy an expanding work load of sick and hypochondriac patients at a time when medical Crazy Capers I can tell you in Rod by the you drive schools are full and insuffi naturally this profession al income will rise with de One might question here if taxconscious skeptic realizes that about half of our medical team locally was trained at the expense of foreign If skeptic has parted irith money over and above the cov erage of Alberta Health Plan then he has only himself to Why did he not refuse payment and notify the au thorities Scalp fees are no longer allowed which is for tunate for the reputation of the many doctors who have never extrabilled Take heart skentie thai no unilateral use in fees is now allowed without the ai of IP provincial govern The modiral profession works within a health team framework and as such is not ninired I own thai building in which it works or its equip ment the In the same vein our teachers are not required to own those school facilities which they occupy noi are our lawyers expected to oun Ihe courthouse and Hospitals ate public owned and the gmcinnient would surely never tolerate ownership of such by the medi cal profession which would be In a multipledoctor practice a 24 hour service is always Skeptic surely doesnt his favorite doc tor to be awaiting his 24 beck and Any doctor can substitute in an International conferences of medicine which skeptic pre sumes occur only in Hawaii and the Cambeari put Canada on the world scene by the rep resintative doctors who take time to The Canadian gov ernment realizes this and gives tax deductions as an encour Unlike many other medicine is inter nationally reciprocal and Ca nadians anin Iim hi these scientific So They Say It would appear your chances of surviving an airplane ride with a female driver are about three limes as good ns they arc with a man at the Aviiilion Administra tion icport on the safety rec ord of women Through the Herald 1921 The home branch ot the Soldier Settlement Board is having a series of short courses for soldier settlers Leth bndge will be one of the cen tres where the courses will be given and womens organiza tions will look after billeting and entertainment for those at 1551 The current issue of the Alberta Gazette states that his honor the LieutenantGov ernor has designated ward D at tire Gait hospital as a men tal disease that his company will establish a warehouse and cannery unit to employ 100 persons in the The plant will go up on a sevenacre site just west of the government 1311 Announcement was made by president of Brorier Canning 1951 Plans are now nearly complete for a welcome home for the Lethbridge Maple current leaders in their quest for the worlds amateur hockey championship at 1961 One of the most mod ern and economical methods of communications will be used in Lethbridge for tourist accom modation senice this Lethbridge and Calgary will be the only two centres in Alberta using telex The Letitbridge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD LTD Proprietors and Publishers Published by BUCHANAN Class Mall Registration Ha 0012 Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Dailv Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of CircuaS CLEO W Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager Managing tailor ROY F MlLtS Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY DOUGLAS K ER Editorial Ratio Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;