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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE HERAID Morch 1W1 Joseph Kraft SST now The action of the House of Representatives in refusing further funds at the present time for the de velopment of supersonic transport aircraft brings hot argument from supporters of the The deci sion is based on the economic factor that the SST is simply too expensive to merit more public outlay and pri vate aircraft companies cant cope without some government To date the government has put up million of the billion thus far invested in the program which began some seven years Private air craft companies feel it is foolish to dispense with the program after hav ing gone so However in the intervening several factors have come about which influence the decision to give more thought to the wisdom of The Britain and France have eacli been attempting to de velop such an airliner so that the project has had an underlying pres tige factor which the countries try to but which is How economic conditions in all these countries have made it virtually im possible to carry out such an expen sive In Europe the cost of operating and maintaining the Anglo French Concorde has led the BOAC to state flatly it cant afford the In North America most airlines are al ready coping with serious economic problems so that investing in SST would only add to their Added to the economics of the mat ter is the mounting opposition to SST on ecological Proponents of the program say the sonic boom will not present grave economic prob lems in flights over large but opponents point out that traffic cor r i d o r particularly if they go through Canada on European flights as would certainly have an effect on wildlife already seriously endangered by pollution and the in vasion of there arises the ques tion of aiiport parking space for these Traffic around air ports is already a and sometimes it takes as long to get to an airport as it does to get to ones flight And there is also the physiological protest of the human body to be SST would make the flight to Europe from Canada in three and one half but as anyone knows who now flies the routine eighthour it takes the body about 24 hours to catch up with the time and climatic Perhaps at some future date SST will become a But it will probably be at a time when people have burrowed underground to es cape from the irritation of growing and long after all wildlife has become Jettisoning the Jeremiahs George columnist for the To ronto Globe and must have reading some of the same tilings that have arrived at The Her ald On the CTV program Question he asked Jack who will head the new federal department of the en if he thought it was true that enough has been heard from the Jeremiahs about the terrible state of the Is it time to jetti son the Jeremiahs and push on with technological development Davis was not prepared to ac cept a Pollyanna view of the worlds He said that the prospects for humanity two or three decades away are grim enough to warrant the ut most vigilance with regard to the en In keeping with this Davis stated that he intends to try very hard for a veto position and certainly a delaying capability with respect to oil pipelines in northern He thinks that pipeline studies to date have been economi rather than ori ented and that more study of the whole matter is It is reassuring to know that this is the outlook of the man who is slated to head the new federal de partment of the The pressures must be strong to heed the false prophets as in the days of Jeremiah of have smooth assurances that no evil will come the way of the Such voices have a siren appeal that is hard to Davis is not alone in resisting the call to jettison the World leaders have been persuaded that the rape of the planet has gone much too far and are seeking ways to work in concert to try to avert ERIC NICOL IT means the end of civilization as we know but the supersonic jet liner may never get off the The Con corde and the Boeing version of the EST are sagging under the weight of indictment that includes not only the sonic boom that will loosen our fillings but also air pollu tion of the outer atmosphere possibly causing skin cancer from increased cos mic uneconomic performance per passenger and galloping consumption of what remains of the worlds petroleum In fact the only fault not found in the EST is underwing perspiration And even that may show up in test If the supersonic jets are junked1 it will be the kissoff in mans long love affair with It will be the first time that something built to fly or go or rcake a bigger or perform any other excessive mechanical has been ditched on the strength of fore The great dirigibles of the Thirties ucrr abandoned only after several of them had proved their capacity for rather spectacu lar The in may be stillborn because the world has turned the corner from the growth philosophy classified under the general heading of Bigger is This represents a devastating blow against the all those aggressive me somorphs mostly male who have subli mated their sex drive in raping the or as much of it as they can lay their hands The woods are full of them they make prune lumber and they butt one another cordially m the bar of the business mens No item of appeal suits them as well as the hard and in their bull necks a nerve twitches with the need to verify their existence by altering the as pect of their One of Uiem defended the SST with There was the same kind of defeatist talk when the automobile threatened to re place the horse and In the pro mind of this contemporary there is no question whether man has benefited from the Violent air destruction of mind and matter by freeways and traffic congealed these are irrelevant to the glittering fact that 350 horses have been stowed under one The overachiever ignores that all those horses and all the kings men could not put together again the shattered nerves of the nut behind the No more than th internal combustion the SST that lops a couple of hours flying time off Uie Atalntic crossing will not make the passenger a better per a happier The same old grouch will be lined up impatiently wailing for the steward to open the door for de If the SST is dumped by the new con cern for longrange effects to the environ what goes next The the cereal box that eats people The hydro drowning good land so that more people can know the joy of using an elec tric toothbrush The superhighways that are the dullest distance between two points Perhaps we are entering a exciting era of subsonic when the creative energies of man are to improving the lifting power of a quiet to the aerodynamics of the superhammock It will be a severe adjustment for the species prodigal as we learn to hus band what remains of earths resources and the common mans If they dont make they sure looked on paper Undeserved wralh By Doug are truly I made a ceiture the other day in The Herald newnun and got npped up for my effort All I did was present Manlvn Anderson with a book called How to Put on To ray amazement I learned from her sub Credibility strained by Laotion action WASHINGTON The jury on Laos may not yet be as Uw president put it in his last news But out of the fog of and cen sorship some big chunks of evi dence are The most dramatic was the fall of Fire Base Lolo to Com munist troops News reports from the field suggest the South Vietnamese pulled out in con Walker sequent column that she had been affront If the book had hcen on the subject of taking off weight I would been do 1C DArc gave her recently I s the subtle implication in the books siderable Some re ports from Saigon list heavy In it is thought the enemy was able to capture intact most of the big guns brought in by ths South Then there is the matter of the truck traffic south along the Ho Chi Minn In his news conference of March 4 citing as authority the American Creighton said Theres been a 55 per cent decrease in truck traffic south into South which means that those trucks that do not go south will not carry the arms and the men that mil be killing But it now appears that the 55 per cent figure covered only a brief period of extremely bad Even as Mr Nixon was the electric sen sors and other measuring de vices were recording a rise in truck traffic The Cen tral Intelligence though it has done several reports on the has apparently still not certified that the Laos oper ation has caused any diminu tion in the flow of Communist You dont hear us seals do you Letters to the editor Open letter to Eon Olson from some teachers the staff of Enchant would like to call to your attention our feelings re garding the governments pro posed plan for placing salaried including un der the unemployment in surance It appears to us as though the inclusion of teachers in this plan is merely an artifi cial device which will increase the income to the fund but which will very likely never benefit teachers in any If more taxes are required in the country to operate the govern in e n t s extensive welfare perhaps they should be collected in the form of taxation instead of calling the amount collected an insurance Any type of in order to be properly called in we believe carry the possibility of The possibility of teachers ever being in a position to benefit from this plan is so re mote that the for should not be called Although theie are growing numbers of teachers and there may be some teachers who are most of these will be graduates from university who haie never Since ions employment is re quiicd for these people would not benefit from the plan teacher tenure rights will make it extremely difficult for teachers to qual ify for benefits Other work ers who are unemplojed are eligible to enter Manpower re training programs at ment expense Teachers could Leghold imp Amone who has seen the movie Little Big which was paiil filmed in saw an example of the work of the leghold The hero of tiie stnrv extremely ip sct lo find an animals paw in lealizing the ani mal had off its oun paw lo I is most encouuiging to sec the cause for the Cami dian Usociauon for Humane Irapping is portia to well Ihc great aclor Oust in flip leghold trap was in the time of Custcrs Last Stand and is still in use to day The United States has ad vanced the dark ages by imtlaHing tho leghold Why is Canada so backward not do this because the gov ernment policies prohibit re training in any university credit In addition to being unfair to this proposed plan is also unfair to the already over burdened property As you are the costs of education in Alberta are car ried to a large extent by the property Since school boards will be required to con tribute to the plan an amount Concerned teenagers As a along with many have been called a a well as other names I cannot Because generalizations are made about tills age group more than any I be lieve that such statements are misleading and mainly It is said that todays gen eration wants to to get away from the pressures that are so prevalent in our But I would like to tell of students who are in fact try ing to solve world By participating in Model Uni ted Nations such as the one in high school students act as nation leaders and strive to find solu tions to pressing worldwide Easter for the past seven years at the Lethbridge Collegiate I n s t i t u high school students from western Canada and the northwestern United States discuss and de bate topics regarding terri torial international drug Ihn ac ceptance of Communist China into the United and other problems of interna tional This venture was started by Crazy Capers PERFUMES fy If this doesnt get you a innn nothing will its chloroform Jack adult advisor for this years and Frank Simon who is re turning to be the assembly president this a social studies teacher at the has travelled widely and is able to contribute much in firsthand Si m o a former colle giate is now at the University of Calgary in tha Faculty of Depart ment of Curriculum and In The assembly incorporates the help of many people in the c o m m u n ity and businessmen donate their time as block chaperons and Most of the behind thescenes is carried out by a handful of stu For months in advance they aic busy arranging for planning communicating with delegates and writing Idlers and press All plus Hie some 130 studentsdelegates who repre sent over forty fits to gether to produce a smooth running Concerned teenagers Y o u bet MISS KIM Bud reporting I wish lo take lo the kind of reporting that your Joan wrote in the March 1G pa She repotted Hie PC nom inating meeting and proceeded lo contrast this meeting with the nominating meeting which she attracted about JO persons As one who attended he NDP meeting I wish to take exception because I counted 52 people around mo and there may have been T thought reporters of give newst not Apparently I was mistaken FAIR PLAV equal to that contributed by money from local property taxation wall be chan nelled through the local educa tional offices directly into a federal unemployment fund In many if local boards are to continue their present high level of educational they may be forced to raise lo cal property taxes to meet this increased need for Any increase in local taxation iviU further strain an already strained relationship between local taxpayers and teachers in the The average prop erty taxpayer probably will not likely realize that he is paying for increased un employment but will attribute his increased taxa tion to increased teacher sal For all of the above we are strongly opposed to the proposed If the govern ment wishes to continue to ex pand its welfare let it do But let it be honest in ad mitting to the pubbc that it cannot do so without increased rather than by at tempting to call this taxation insurance Taxation is taxa by any other and smells as We will be watching your votes regarding this proposed and will cer lainly consider them caiefully in casting our next federal government THE ENCHANT Then there is the matter of Route a main northsouth traffic artery in the Ho Chi Minn At the outset of the Laotian operation a senior offi cial of the Joint Chiefs of John gave Con gressional testimony that the operation would enable South Vietnamese forces to block Route 92 within a couple of A month later only a couple of South Vietnamese battalions have advanced as far as Route That is hardly a large enough force to block off a very heavily protected there is the general configuration of the battle The South Vietnamese troops started the operation into Laos by advancing along Route They first moved westward and then hooked north to But now much of the South Vietnamese force has been withdrawn south of Houte In the enemy seems to have opened a powerful salient on the other side of what started out to be the axis of the Viet namese No doubt this evidence is far too fragmentary to be a base for conclusive Cer tainly there is no reason to talk of an allied The less so as a very heavy toll has been taken of Communist troops by American and South Vietnam ese But it does seem clear that the Communists are as so many in the Pentagon have been at the end of their They have put up a strong and even taken tho The indications are that the lack of Communist acitivity in the months before the Laotian operation was less a function of weakness than of a deliberate decision to lie The returns now coming in from Laos dem onstrate that any time they want to take casualties the Communists can make life very rough for the South Viet namese What this means is that another question mark has to be put after the policy of Viet It always strained credulity to believe ttat South Vietnamese forces could minus half a million American what they were unable to do with those Now that rough judgment based on past experience is reinforced by present it i s more than ever doubtful that the South Vietnamese can de fend themselves without sub stantial American It makes little sense in these circumstances to proclaim the Secretary of Defence Melvin Laird does a disservice to the president when he as serts that all is going well m and the withdrawal of American troops from South Vietnam can continue at a con stant it is thanks to just such helpful comments from Laird that the Nixon administration is now having to wrestle with an acute credibil ity The right tactic in the ent circumstance is to try to give new impetus to the nego tiations for a political settle ment which have been allowed to lie dormant so The key to those negotiations has al ways been the prospect change in the Saigon With presidental elections due in South Vietnam this fall that prospect is more alivs than ever In other the issue re quired to stimulate the negotia tion is at And it is far better lo negotiate assur ing Ine safe withdrawal of American troops and the re lease of American than to run the risk of a mili tary reverse that would flush everything down the Field Looking backward Throngli the Herald in her reply to the recent ultimatum of the allied reparations commission refuses to pay the one billion marks gold due on Ihis date 1931Owing to the lack of a quorum there was no city council meeting this J911 Yugoslavia joined the bill on terms more fa than those given other Balkan Foreign Minis ter Ribbentrop gave assur ances that the territorial integrity of the country would be respected and that no troops would march through new customs and immigration offices at CouUs aie expected to be completed by September The grounds including ramp and landscaping is about 75 per cent who broke into a Madisom home got in cold The lady of the house had hidden the mon ey in the deep The Lethbridge Herald 30 7lh AlbcrU LETHBHIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Published by BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Registration No 001 Member of The Canadian Press and ths Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO Editor and Publisher THOMAS Gsneral Manager JOE BALLA Managing Editor ROY F MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Associate Editor DOUGLAS K WALKER Editorial ELditcr THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;