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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LftHBRIDGE HERALD Match Bruce Hutchison Albertas three big cities One of Canadas problems is the concentration of Parliament tried to do something about it by setting up the department of region al economic expansion and designat ing certain parts of the country as areas eligible for special grants for new Southern not including Cal was so As a conse quence several new industries have been established in Lethbridge and several more would come if the gov ernment continued to look favorably on this H o w e v e r there are strong indications that Ottawa feels it has done enough for Meanwhile the economic disparities continue in The northeast corner of the for is more depressed than the south west even before the start of the fed eral The federal program is not so far as Alberta is So the provincial government is moving to fill the Legislation has been introduced in Edmonton to set up a provincial program for re gional economic And it will apply to the whole prov ince except the federally designat ed area and except cities of more than Why the figure The purpose is to persuade new in dustry to go elsewhere than Calgary and of because they are already so big that they naturally have a great gravitational pull for any new But they are nearly half a million in popula Again the why is the fi gure mentioned in the legisla tion There is only one conceivable an swer Lethbridge has just passed So Lethbridge is in the opinion of the Alberta a big city like Calgary and It has grown enough It can stand on its own like Calgary and Edmon Lethbridge is still in the area elig ible for federal but such assistance is now being There is a real prospect of Lethbridge be ing officially removed from the fed eral eligible So when that day comes Lethbridge will be like Cal gary and strictly on her A blunt interpretation of the pro vincial legislation is that the Alberta government is saying to Lethbridge and only you have gone far Disbanding the B and E Probably all Canadians will heave a sigh of relief at the wise decision of the officials of the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism to shelve the sixth and final volume of this particular Davidson Dunton and Jean Louis co chairmen of the com mission recommended to Prime Min ister Trudeau that the commission be disbanded at the end of this To the which was established in 1963 under the Pear son has cost approximately S10 The final volume was to have dealt with the Supreme and other federal government organ isms connected with Canadian cul Trudeau agreed with the stating that it was more important for the commissions researchers to concentrate all their efforts in the preparation and plan ning of preliminary projects which would be of great interest to the pub To what the commission has achieved has made all Canadians aware that the French language is a inherent part of our culture and every effort to expand its use across the nation should be employ The recommendation that top bub lie servants have a working knowl edge of French has already been put into with civil servants at all levels of the scale boning up on Western Canadians are still not convinced that French is es sential to them in their workaday and perhaps at this time their convictions are But in years to come the story might be complete ly Already political aspir ants with an eye on Ottawa are be ginning to realize that they will have an added advantage to their credit if they can converse in our two na tional And someone has said that probably we will never have another prime minister who is not completely What the B and B commission did to educate Canadians on the issue it took so many years to is still a matter of Some people feel the money was an utter waste and couldnt care less what the recommendations Oth ers have taken it to heart and are seriously concerned that much of what it contains will do a great deal to unite our fragmented FrenchEng lish if properly imple ART BUCHWALD WASHINGTON My friend Mich a registered ghost writer who works out of New York has just added a new terror to those that have been pre dicted for the predicts that m 10 years from now there will be a famine in speakers the likes of which the United States has never told me This country is using up rhetoric twice as fast as it can be repro and if we keep wasting our speakers as we are doing we could find our selves speechless by Citing scientific data There were prepared and extemporaneous speeches delivered last year in New York City not counting TV appearances by Mayor John Ten years agi there were only By 1980 the demand for speeches by Rotary clubs alone ill be Even with a new crop of radical students and Wo mens Lib it will be impossible to supply one quarter of the requests for speakers in 10 years from now I asked J how he explained the es calating demand for This is a country that thnves on meet Three Americans cant have break lunch or dinner together without Iwok mg a speaker to addicss them We are hold ing more more protect meet ings and moii fund raising events than any time in our history People have no solutions to of the problems we face so they demand supposed experts In solve their problems for UiifoiiiiiiaiK ilif IIHJIP complicated oiir problems the more meetings hold and he expcits vc have to go example in Riven niRiit in this nunii tlieie Republican funil Kibinfi dmncis going on At live same time The NDP enjoys the best of two worlds LNY fair minded and phil osophical like the present reader for must have been a few nights to see the can didates for the leadership of the New Democratic Party on television and their best beha Among this hopeful group of the wisest and ab lest was David Lewis wheth er you like him or But even with his long experi ence in the rough game of poli seemed a little put out when the interviewer describ ed him as the candidate of the socialist Establishment as if that were a handicap and a Here we encounter the ty ranny of semantics which turns the English language into jar gon and our political debate into Suppose that Lswis represents the NDP Es tablishment What of it If he hadnt reached the upper level of the Establishment by this time he wouldnt be worth con be a And if the NDP hadnt created an Establish a working it wouldnt he in business at Yet that word has been steadily corrupted until it is ta ken to mean those right wing forces that cor rupt our Any man re mctely associated with the so called Establishment must be anti wicked and Lewis is none of these he certainly is an Establishment man and in is every man of con Not only in politics but in all aspects of Unless a man withdraws from society altogether and becomes a her mit in a cave he belongs to an Establishment of some whether it be a board of cor poiate a conventicle of socialists or a group of bird As a social creature all of us are one erful Establishment by far is way or another and none the organized No one can worse for doubt that fact after the ex You might perience of recent the that the rebels who attack the only question being how wise ly or unwisely labor will use existing organization of soci and no or ganization of their In they are better organized in than the great majority in and if they ever con trolled the govern m e n t we would soon as in all revo what authority and obedience really You might also suppose that the Establishment of business men alone had any power in Canada whereas the most pow there is only one Spiro Everyone knows you can spread Spiro Agnew just so surely there must be a lot of new speakers coming up to fill the needs of the I Thats just the The younger gen eration which we were counting on to help out cant What do you mean they cant talk The new generation cant verbal Theyve been listening to rock music since they were born and watching tele vision since they were and its impossible for them to complete a sentence much less deliver a The reason so many of your radical students use four letter words these days is that they dont know the correct word to use in expressing a But surely the government can supply speakers to prevent this I said S shook his Unfortunately no one believes anything anyone in the gov ernment says these They wont eien bonk someone from the for prayer breakfasts any 1 told S You paint a bleak picture Its even than I have painted lie said Because cf the economic squeeze the networks arc replacing more and moie of theuentertainment programs with talk livery speaker in this country will be booked for television to plug his hook and will be unable to take any speak ing dates What can we do to stcir the tide 1 Ihe only answer is to send all ableliOimu persons on welfare out on the lecture cucuit If they want to eat lie able to sing for their supper Toronto Telegram News Service How do you expect ME to do something about poverty when the government cant Letters To The Editor What is the role of a democratic government The recent letter of L Walker poaed a Does the government have to control everything9 His letter raises a further important to all of us Just what IS the role of government in a demo cratic society Should the gov ernment take from those who have and give to those who have not If they is this democratic government Do they have the right to do this To answer such let us examine the true role of We form govern ment and delegate to it the power to do things which we have the right to do individual If it were not for govern each person would have to protect his own and that of his He would protect his own property from those who would steal or take from and he would have every right to do He would pro tect his right to and work and make a living for himself and family so long as he did not infringe on the same rights which would belong to It is most dif ficult for each individual to do these things entirely on his and so we and together appoint some to pro tect our lives and property while we go peacefully about our Our government thus established has no right to take anothers life on our be or to take anothers prop erty for our self or personal If we allowed the same government could take from us to give to the we cannot take from another for our own We cannot therefore delegate to government the power to do that for us which we cannot do for The proper role of government is therefore to protect our lives and prop not to take from Mitchell External Affairs has just sign ed an agreement to loan million to East African com interest for a fifty year What right does a government have to tax from its people to give to others If you have two or two does the govern ment have the right to take one of each and give to persons The values found in camping Camping is a recreational experience in the out of doors which provides special opportunity for education and for social adjustment through group living Today there is so much pres sure put on youth that some times camping is the only way he can escape from even though it is for only a limited In gioup camping one of the greatest values he can get out of it is daytoday living with other He can ex pand his ideas on what others the way they feel and why they act the way they Camp exposes a person to so many things that because of it he is taught to respect other peoples point of A camp experience can help a camper to understand himself as a per son lie can learn to live com fortably and co operatively with the other thus it can help him make a better adjustment in his neigh school and community groups when he returns Camp allows a child to really live with a group his own age and experience a warm feeling of There is no bet ter place to learn to get along with people than at camp Camping should be simple living in the outofdoors where a camper can have the oppor tunity to feel free Over the last few years civilization has crept into The simple camp life has turned into summer re sorts happy and safe liv ing hi the outofdoors demands the learning of new skills and responsibilities to meet the needs of shelter and fun in the This becomes the Enjoys papers writers e i e heai d through ev eral reliable that articles WTitten in papers by newspaper men and are too often taken as an evcrvday thing and nobody much about them The only exception is when the readers violently dis then they are quick to phone or write in their objec tions When they think the piece is along their way of or interesting and nice to they just go on to the next one and thats the end of it We know editors must some times think their efforts go mi icad mil never even noticed know we are among ths readeis that dn nut write letters to the editor and agree with their or disagree with it must bo among the Silent majority right here we must tell you what you may alieady 99 per cent of us do enjoy your even if we dont al ways let you know nearly often Please r c m ember those that dont write in are with and the few others dont As long as circu lation holds up people must be reading your ft oik FRASER and ISABELLA HODGSON program of tlie campers in There are many types of camps that a child can These are operated by govern private individuals and organized No matter which type of camp it is there is a basic philosophy and value which is important for good The out of doors with all the fresh air pro vides a healthy environment for any person who is For the first time many chil dren are away from the pro tection of their It may be an unpleasant experience for some but it is a necessary part of growing Memories of milk shakes and chocolate sundaes may enter their but the campers find new pleasure and adventure in a hike in unfam iliar the smell of fiesh caught trout over the or hearing the ciy of the loon over the still wa ters and seeing the stars through the branches at Camping is coming to be ac cepted as the right of eveiy child as well as adults Be cause of this it is important that we preserve the things that are needed for a good camp such as our waters and wildlife This summer when vour child approaches you for camp money or wants to go to camp do not refuse for ou will be depriving your child of one of the greatest moments of his life GARRY Community who have none If I have no can I expect the govern ment to take one from you and give to me The government tells a person he is entitled to a and proceeds to take from all of us to pay If you are entitled by government de cree to a but in stead of taxing it they gave you a list of 100 of your neigh and told you to call on each of them and collect would you do it No you would The ROLE of gov ernment is to protect the prop erty of my neighbor and my NOT to permit someone to take it from either my neighbor or We do not level the lawn by pulling the short blades but by cutting off the tall So with by deviating from its proper role and adopting socialistic and taking from those who have will not in the last analysis raise the status of those who have Rather we will be levelled down as the and eventually our nation will sink into oblivion as so many great civilizations have before Let us NOT follow in their tragic HANCOCK its power as Lord Act on always tends to cor rupt if corrupts In a tree society like ours the public will finally judge tiw Establishment of labor and the Meanwhile it is needlessly con fused by cliches and catch especially by the strange notion that everything old must be bad and anything new must be though some of the old are still the best and some of the like drugs and current fe male are obviously the in the seman tics of revolution the Right is always the Left always When I use a said that eminent Humpty it means just what I choose it to neither more nor He is now the presiding genius of our The leftist black andwhite denied by all the vague gray compromises of his have become so well es tablished that any man who questions them is denounced as a a tool of the Big Interests and probably a malefactor of great though he may be as poor as a church Actually most of the men who questioned the prevailing notions of their day were At the moment I cannot re call any man decisive in hu man thinking who was For men concerned with great ideas have no time to make They are too busy mak ing something more A man like once he enters cannot hope to make the money so easily available to him in business but he must try to make at least some ideas if he is to make of is the trouble with the It has abandoned the naive ideas of the Regina it admits that public owner ship of industry is no panacea after but it has produced no alternative idea which the public understands or And suddenly split by the old problem of Quebec indepen it finds itself burned on its own hot Waffle The Liberal government may reioice over the anguish of its left wing critic and the con venient absence of any ideas whatever in the limp Conser vative right wing but even if the NDP cannot make many votes and is still in search of a no one can say it is a On the It is a bril liant since most of its workable ideas already have been quietly pre empted by Liberal governments and are now permanently woven into the fabric of If any workable ideas have been over looked we may be sure that Liberalism will pre empt and enforce at The NDP should not com It has enjoyed the best of two worlds power with out a superior Pecksniffian morality never tested in national Given these idyllic arrange I cannot imagine why Lewis and his competitors should wish to be prime min Most likely the wiser ones do not and hi any case they need have no immediate an xiety on that Their Es tablishment is safe and comfortable so long as it re mains on the fringe of politics and attacks the Herald Special Service Looking backward Through the Herald 1921 Details of an entirely new type of which can either fly or have been made public in The new craft is larger and stronger than any seagoing air craft yet constructed and will cany a crew of seven with em placements for five machine 1331 There has been a dis covery of platinum at near It is under stood it is a placer proposition running about a A large number of Edson citizens are rushing to stake 1911 The British Broad casting Corporation quoted an official German spokesman in Berlin as saying Germany does not feel bound to protect the conquered peoples of Europe against want and 1951 Premier Manning an nounced that a bill to provide for the immediate export of natural gas to the United States will be introduced in the legis The gas will be taken from the Pakowki Lake gas 21 miles from the The Lcthbridcje Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905 by BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Registration No 0012 Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Dally Newspaper Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of circulation CLEO W Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager JOE BAILA Manaqing Editor POYF MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM MAY Editor DOUGLAS Editorial Paqc Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;