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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LEIHBRIDGE HERAU March 1971 Maurice Western Both are to blame With all of the important issues confronting this it is dis appointing that the Alberta legisla ture should get bogged down in the squabble between Health Minister James Henderson and Opposition Leader Peter Lougheed and their respective The dispute does no credit to either As understood by the this seems to be the situation Loug heed was naturally looking for mat ters that might embarrass the gov and made public a peti tion from an elderly northern resident claiming certain damages as a re sult of the Bennett Actually Lougheed had been misled by the and to refute Lougheeds disclosed certain confidential state ments about the petition dis credited the Henderson but Lougheed should be the last person to say What of his own respon sibility for checking out his material before using it publicly for political advantage The battle should be called a draw and nothing more heard of the Both parties should have learned something from Both are to A myth is smashed Disgruntlement in Quebec has been fed on such things as the claim that French Canadians in the professions and in industry earn conspicuously lower incomes than do their Eng lish It would be justifi able cause for resentment if it were There is a recently published study that says it is not The study is one done by Donald Arm dean of the graduate school of business at McGill and it was done for the B and B It was discovered by Arm strong that educational standards have more to do with income than does ethnic The truth seems to be that the French Canadian profes sional has an income running about a year higher than that of the English Canadian in Alleged discrimination against French speaking persons seems to founder on the much more signifi cant factor of the amount and kind of education received by When one reflects on the long neglect of education in the finding that it rather than ethnicity is the root trouble is not very are not easily dis This is especially so when they serve such obvious ends as back ing the demands for justice or spe cial No one should expect that he has heard the end of the myth of pay discrimination in Quebec just be cause a study has shown the facts to be other than what ias popularly been believed to be the Promising research The United States Information Ser vice recently reported on some prom ising research being done in the field of disposing of solid Trash disposal has become a very pressing problem and grows constantly The average American produces about six pounds of trash per twice the amount generated fifty years One of the more popular methods of utilizing waste has been to pro duce electricity through this solu tion creates an air pollution problem of a magnitude to make it unaccept A private firm located near San Francisco believes it is on the track of producing a converter that guards against environmental pollution While generating electricity inexpen The research has been so promising that the federal gov ernments environmental protection agency is now helping to underwrite further The heart of the new converter is a combustion chamber in which the refuse is It has a bed of sand which is fluidized by a stream of air passing through The sand is heated to very high temperatures and the refuse maintains the high temperature and is almost complete ly To prevent the formation of nitrogen which are among the most objectionable components of an even temperature of 800 de grees is Limestone is added to combine with noxious ma terials in the refuse to form remov able Hot gases from the com bustion chamber are thoroughly cleansed of further impurities before going into a gas turbine to drive an electrical Experimentation is being done with units that only handle 400 tons of waste a day many present day in cinerators consume from to tons The plan is to dis perse the units through a city and thus cut down on the cost of trans porting of waste If the research proves that the units are all that they seem to a major step forward in pollution control will have been Economic imperialism By Joyce Sasse What sort of people are we really like when you take awayall the and false and kind words There was quite a scandal in Korea a while ago when a certain Taen Chon committed suicide in public in order to draw attention to the temble working con ditions in this nations sweat worked thirteen to fourteen hours a twentyeight days a for less than a Hed done that for five During that time he realized that he was one of the more fortunate Twentyseven thousand workers serve in these factories in this particular area in Many of them are Forty per cent are fifteen years They can only attain apprentice so therefore re ceive less then To assure even that position they are extracurricu to sabsfy the lustful desires of their superiors and their superiors the place where Koreas largest garment factories are located is the Pyongwha or Peace in downtown Four to five workers are compelled to work in a room nine and a half feet and with a ceiling barely five and a half feet In the rooms resem ble chicken In the sweat shop is a more then appropriate name especially during the rainy season am Keeks of intense heat and humidify that stomach disorders and pneumonia are to be jou shaking jour head In I thought Korea was on the road to and that with this the living strinclarci of in evitably be improved At first was shocked In tho flaming death of this young reformer arrf ttlun I heard of the cause for which he Hed tried on numerous occasions U make his plea heard In con cerned officials Hem conlci I hoy hf M ciuel as to close their cars Then I remembered a few years when I was trying to earn enough money in the summer months to put myself through I worked as a sales I sold goods to I sold linen that had been handembroidered in Hong Just look at this a pros pective customer comment to her welldressed Ive never seen such excuse did you say this was really handmade I We bring hem in from Hong you Being part of the we dont have to worry about can you imagine anjone doing that work And for This was the moment to set the Id lower my eyes in a solemn sort of for this customer just needed a slight tug on her heart The importer whom we get our goods from was in the other His parents used to be mission aries in when his wife couldnt stand the he came to tlus side of the Pacific to work with these Chines He tells of tho conditions in Hong and how the girls are taught to do this fine work from their earliest youth the only thing they know how to It costs them their But in they get a place to sleep and food to More need not be I am ashamed when I think of thoso sales Ashamed because I and my people are lualiv the cause for these terri ble working the wealthiest people in the demand that the rest of tho world thomsoKc1 bofore soil their bodies and souls if they want the pennies that fall from our counting Go if must to for long er coffee and linen towels in tho men s But dont dare com plain to in tho nest about the of in n tho piuo if is moie than monied men can afiord Only taxpayers apt to be displeased governments new strength through joy program announced by the prime minister and Pel letier should please everyone except disgruntled taxpayers answering their annual sum mons from National It had been obvious for months that the struggling with one unemploy ment will be confront ed with another as the univer sities and colleges empty this Much in the new pro gram will be generally accepted as In the past two how the government had drift ed into the acceptance of a philosophy which is new and given the limitations of the public This emerges at several points in Trudeaus latest Thus The advantages of summer employment are so in terms of selfsup of broadening of of acquisition of new skills and that every effort to assist on the part of govern ments and business is There is equal justification for assistance to students who do not seek work but who are nevertheless desirous of occu pying their summer vacations in an otherwise rewarding and worthwhile Equal justification Again I should like now to turn to the other portion of the federal government program that part which assists stu dents in nonemployment activi Some effort should be made by both government and nongovernmental organizations to assist those students not wishing to work or not able to work to gain from their sum mer be these in the form of study or volun tary occupations No one denies the value of This is not new discov Herodotus lauded it a point made last year in one of Pelletiers Even in the depression many stu dents made their way to Eur ope often travelling as nurse maids on cattle But gov ernment had not at that time become the great patron of tra vellers not wishing to What is the context of the new programs The estimate is that more than univer sity and high school studsnts will be released from studies in tte coming This ia an increase of over Large numbers of them will be seeking summer jobs in order that they will have the means to continue their courses In the this is going to mean great pressure on the funds available to It had been decidsd that can be spared for youth This is a large sum rather more than the esti mated cost of railway subsidies or of Canada Manpower Ser Even so there is a gen eral expectation that many stu dents will have difficulty in finding Of the million available for Pelletiers four pro 6 million will be deducted for purposes which will not generate On the equal justification is being set aside for group travel at home and also Another will go for transient amenities and for lan guage Because theyre discussing the church ceremony and trouseau in the Conference guestlist and reception in the East Room This appears to mean that education through for those fortunate enough to qual will be at the expense of formal But the gov ernment in recent years had placed overwhelming emphasis on formal It has en couraged everyone to regard university practically as a right it has poured out hun dreds of millions in programs of post secondary education which at times have broken through budgetary It has imposed such demands on universities that serious ques tions have lately been posed as to he capacity of the coun try to sustain expansion at rent Should government be Hie universal provider When it is thus limited should it accept the rcspoasibitity of catering to student tourist needs Many of those who do not wish to work are probably in fortunate having some assurance that funds will be forthcoming to see them through the next university Why then should they en joy subsidized travel at the tax payers expense The now and has attacks of While it intends to provide as many jobs as possible within the civil it seeks to avoid make work activities which contribute little to the national wellbeing either now or in the This is sensi But it discards caution when it gets into the field of organized the benefits of which are at best marginal when compared to those which the government itself has seen in higher What is to happen if the econ omy has so revived by next year that jobs are plentiful and the pressure on government has lightened Since there Is equal justification for spending on those who do not seek will Pelletier be able to claim another million practically all of which could then be dedicated to carefree jaunts Uirough Europe Modern government seems to have learned from the ancient Romans that much goodwill can be garnered by provided circuses for the Ex as it sometimes for those in actual there is something under the big tent for The difference is that the Romans managed to charge others for their In these more enlightened the bill goes to the Canadian taxpayer without whose un failing assistance the show could not go Herald Ottawa Bureau Roland Huntford Labor government will ease Norways EEC entry o SLO After fiveandahalf years in the Norwegian Labor party has re turned to Before being defeated hi the 1965 general the party had held power for over 30 years con and the question which springs to mind is wheth er it now resumes an unlimited but interrupted reign or wheth er Norway has now fallen into the more usual Western pattern of governments alternating at decent Few in Oslo are prepared to give an answer It is generally that the Labor under Prime Minister Trygve will sit until the next general election in September this is perplex The Labor party is in a with 74 of the 130 seats in the Storting Parlia Letter to the editor But the erstwhile gov ernment was a coalition of four parties who found it so difficult to agree that they fell from power in opposition they are not expected to find unity any With the opposition di Bratteli may well be able to The European Economic Community the Common Market was the destruction of the nonsocialist Of the four coalition the Liberals and the Christian Peoples Party supported Norways application to join the now being ne gotiated in But ths or Farmers is against With such fundamen tal the govern ment had been hamstrung for a When the prime Per Borten of the Centre finally stood convicted of Government to blame I think the government should start worrying about the econ omic situation instead of so much about It seems to me our govern ment is too worried about the I wonder if they realize that without Americas money coming into Canada she would fall flat on her Since they sink a lot of money in our countrys business they should be allowed certain priv I think the government is to blame for lots of problems wo find ourselves in One is way our big established are closing their because there are too many cheap imports coming in to swamp our Also the is con tinually putting its finger into everyones and taking peoples froo afioncv iroin Especially is this so of the They tell ihrm to summerfallow then the farmers are short of They tell them to seed money crops such as the oil Now they slap a quota on when you have a contract to sell a certain bushel allotment to the They have left no happy outlook for the farmer to have any initia tive to work and build up his farm for his Usually that is why a xvorks 1620 hours a day all year long to be able io make it pay and pass it on to his family If Saskatchewan wants the government to do all their thinking or them and helping them then lot them do so but leave and Alberta out of We have our own ability to and work Novt oloc lion lot us clean out our Cana dian Wheat Board and Govern ment of men who arc working for themselves nnd not the good me A WORRIED FARM leaking confidential EEC docu it was the last The cabinet and Bratteli took In most camps there is a cer tain relief at the par ticularly among the Conserva the most outspoken EEC supporters among the non socalist Despite its parliamentary the Labor party is expected to gov ern and to taking the country out of the doldrums of the past and tills is the crux of the mat Bratteli is unequivo cally a and his col leagues in the parliamentary Labor party will support him in the Common Market negotia With a government now un divided and committed to the Norway is expected to find negotiations easier in Brus Certainly the Common Market Commission views with Jjenevoience the change of gov ernment in because it simplifies talks with Norwegian The Conservatives at least have made it known that as long as the EEC negotiations they will allow Brat to rule in It is ex pected in Brussels if all goes the negotiations will be over and the admission of the four Denmark and settled by the end of the Nine months is a reasonable grace to allow a political op being a moder is qmtc acceptable as at least to lie Conser vatives and In the ap pointment of his he has made no concessions to the Labor party left His policy at home is one of middle oftheroad Scandinavian social To avoid defeat n a motion of he will doubtless avoid contentious is Tho Labor party is not committed to but it believes in controlling For that busi nessmen may find some re strictions in In foreign Brat teli is faced with the greatest challenge to his authority from his left They have de manded the recognition of North but he appears set on postponing it as long as possible in order not to antag onize the United States gratui Bratteli will continue N o r w a y s membership of He belongs to a genera tion that went through a trau matic metamorphosis cluing the last Until Norway was virtually disarm with most of the population believing that since they threa tened natural justice would prevent anybody threa tening The German at tack and five yearss Nazi oc Looking Through the Herald city plans to spend to beautify the The price of burial plots has been raised and an annual fes will be charged for those wish ing individual care of 3MI A report from Kim of coyotes run ning in packs has been receiv This banding together is considered a very unusual hap 1011 Pamphlets distribut ed in the streets of Belgrade threatened assassination for cupation disabused them of Slat Their belief in the auto matic rights of a small nation to exist was Now 61 years Brat teli has had time to ponder the lessons of the last Togeth er with many of his country he spent several years in a concentration camp in Ger many as a penalty for working in the Resistance Out of that experience has come the desire to help build up a new Europe and prevent another and a belief that a small country cannot exist without For that he is firmly committed to the Western Alliance as the only practicable means of guar anteeing Norwegian independence and Written for The Herald and The London backward government leaders who agreed to sign Yugoslavia as a mem ber of the threepower 1951 The flu situation In flic city lias become serious again and both hospitals have asked visitors to stay away because of an increased danger of mfluonxa and post influ enza Brendan Behan chang ed from tea to the hard stuff in Toronto and also changed his In mg quarters from the posh Royal Yoik Hotel to a po lice The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Propnotors and Publisher Published by BUCHANAN h t M3il Registration No 0013 Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Nrwsoarpr ruDiisncrs Association ena me Audit Bureau of Circulation CLEO Editor ana Puhlitinr THOMAS General MiiRagcr JOE BALLA Managing Editor ROY F MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Editor DOUGLAS K WALKER Fciiicnal Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;