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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBIIIOGE HEMID SotuiJey Dace Visit Northern Ireland this year Give the goahead The social development depart ments attempt to establish a group home for children ran into the same snag in Calgary as it did in Leth Residents near proposed sites had raised objections that persuaded officials it would be unwise to pro ceed with the project in any of the disputed the development ap peal board in Calgary has rejected the protests of residents and given the social development department approval to establish its The hope that the people in some area would welcome the opportunity to be of some assistance in helping emo tionally disturbed children return to everyday life must have seemed re Undoubtedly it would be preferable to be able to establish the group homes without In proceeding against opposition has seemed self defeating to the plan ners But the effect the repeated re jections of sites was having on the children who learned of them through the news media was such that further risk of veto seemed un Children who would benefit from living in a group home and going to a neighborhood school are those who have been helped by treatment in institutions so that they are ready for a kind of living experi There is perhaps some risk that they might be a disturbing in fluence on other children but it is worth taking because of the real possibility that the influence would be the other way and rehabilitation would be The rejection that people have been expressing in Calgary and Leth bridge has really been very damag Most of the children who would live in the group homes have been previously deeply hurt by a sense that they are worthless and unwant To have that feeling underscored yet again by people petitioning against having them live nearby un does the confidence restoring work of It seems better to get the homes established as soon as possible and let the residents discover how large ly unfounded are their Some slowing of recovery of the children may initially be encountered hut those who pioneer the way will make it easier for those who The Lethbridge Municipal Plan ning Commission should follow the lead of the Calgary Development Ap peal Board and give the go ahead for the group home as soon as the next suitable site can be second class I Advertisements for the Come to Ulster in Seventy One campaign mate pathetic reading If never been to Northern Ireland advised a featme in the latest edition of the British Tourist make up your mind not to miss it this You might get more than you bargained unless of course you plan for a punch up in the Falls The government of which Major James ChichesterClark has just resigned has been engaged in worldwide public ity for this now two months away to celebrate 50 years of 50 years of bloodshed and strife but also of social and artistic All the beauties of the all the best of a bad situation have been em phasized in a brave but not al together honest attempt to draw It is ironical that at just this time misunderstanding is the central feature of events which built up to the leadership British only a few hundred miles have been accused of failing to real ize the depth of feeling that compelled Major Chiehester Clark either to intensify secur ity measures or The c e n t u r i e sold gulf between British and Irish thinking has returned to haunt the Heath Lord who as Terrene e was the reforming premier for six years before he was forced out in the crisis of April made this point in a truly sad televi sion commentary as the pres ent crisis burst in He had been amazed that after three wftsks of tranquil people would come up to him at Westminster and say how pleased they were that things were being sorted out at Presumably they would be ready to pack their bags and go to the London failed to realize the traumatic feeling that had followed the murder of the three British soldiers undoubt edly a considerable force in ChichesterClarks decision to Lord ONeill was glad that Defence Minister Lord Carringion was going to meet the Northern Ireland cabinet because he had a more realistic appreciation of the situation than the home meaning Home Secretary Reg inald Maudluigs own visit two weeks ago failed to srnengtren ChichesterClarks Westminster Unionist back bencher Stratton Mills doubted that Maudling had ever understood the razors edge predicament of the Stormont So dis turbed were Mills and sev en other Ulster Unionists that they iveie reconsidering sup port for the There is a general recogni tion in Northern Ireland that Major Chichester Clarks re forms have failed o resolve the The objectives of tlis civil rights campaign of two years ago have been The CtochesterClark govern ment disbanded the special protestant membership police force put through the one onevote dis armed the regular police force reformed local govern ment reformed the public housing authority with one central administration and dis tribution of housing on the ba sis of It is sometimes said that Major Chichester Clark was not really a liberal but faith fully and determinedly carried out with soldierly instinct the job that had to be He leaves behind a considerable accomplishment w h i c h the present turmoil may tem porarily obscure but which will stand his successor in good Peace and stability were in Unfortunately the terror ists have won a victory of Major ChichesterClarks resignation has exposed that victory and posed the question of how the terrorists are to be Until now bipartisan British policy has been based on the assumption that the re forms would And work they still might if sections of Belfast were not occupied by terrorists dedicated to making them The terrorists want not reforms under the crown but a united Ireland by vio In his resignation the prime minister said It is apparent that public and par liamentary opinion in North ern Ireland looks to the North ern Ireland government for measures which can Bring the current IRA campaign swiftly 10 an I have expressed to British ministers the full force of this and have pressed upon them my view that some further initiative is He expressed factually as he saw it the dilemma than the request for specific new mea sures in his talks last week at Downing This was his own initiative which having failed to find the desired response lead to his decision to It might be useful for Cana dians to consider the predica ment of any Northern Ireland prime minister by barkening back to events last October in Major ChichesterClarks was the legally constituted govern ment of the properly supported by the ma jority of the Cer tain grievances of the minority had been acknowledged and remedies set into motion with Canadians who are not bilingual will be second class The Herald has been arguing on the basis of fast accumulating evidence on the true state of the countrys dual That was fortified by the speech to the Lethbridge Chamber of Com merce annual dinner this by an informed young French Cana dian economist and Claude Lemelin noted that bi lingualism will be essential for the senior civil service in He said too that it was not a difficult matter with a few weeks of the new type of total immersion any person was well on the way to ward working efficiency in a second Civil servants by the hun he are going through this apparently on govern ment time and at government ex That is understandable during this transition to a truly bilingual govern but surely it will not go on Sooner or later people will be expected to demonstrate their bi lingualism before they are put into senior Proficiency in both languages will be their own respon as distinct from the civil is also becoming quite bi It is utterly unthinkable that Canada will ever again have a prime minister who cannot function in both English and Facility in both will be expected of business professional and just about every citizen with national interests or That is why so many English speaking adult Canadians in eastern Canada are now learning And that is why every Canadian Whoever does not will be ex cluded from participation in the na tions And where can French be best and at what age The young er the and in the primary school if not the So until the Lethbridge school auth orities offer French at or near the grade one they are dooming this citys children to second class from which they may be able to extricate themselves at a later cfale only with a good deal of difficulty and Weekend Meditation The heart of Lent TF the heart of Lent be dedication demands The undedicated man is not a mature not a real The undisciplined man is a poor fellow who is blown this way and a victim of ah1 a prey to and a creature of con tinually changing His outlook on life depends on his The man who has the discipline that comes from realizes that he has to make a sacrifice daily for his There must be for him some altar of phy sical some abandonment of some luxury of Indeed his sin cerity in his his love for his can be estimated by his readi ness to accept swh St Paul continually speaks of tint ne cessity for Sometimes he sajs he is crucified Sometimes he compares himself to a fighter in a boxing a 01 a He warns if a man lives after the he will Paul had very little use for carnal as he calls Indeed the entire Bible has little use for men who like to take things Esau became the horrible shut out of heaven because he was a profane man who for a morsel of meat sold his birth Lot was another foolish man who chose to live in the rich plains of regardless of the moral risk to liis Paul speaks scathingly of Dcrnas who loved tho prewnt world so much that he deserted Ihe Christian missionary Repeatedly the Bible warns that luv iiiious societies are corrupt and on the v to a truth which hiMory abundantly The fiituie belongs aluas to a disciplined a fart uhieh shuuld make the nations of the uoild uiv indewi Of the and 1L c they tht came out ot gieat tribulation All great like all great achievement in any area of calls for the inaiiaiintf nf pensitue natures under the hanmts The tribulation comes from the Latin which was an puce of machinery long spikes fir or breakinu up the V Midi a fieue llinhi tlnueri that ho had ever sacrificed anything This has been true of many great The only really happy people are those who have forgotten self in some senice that calls for renun ciation and complete One sees this apart from if anything can be so In the Romeo and for Romeo comes to man hood and Juliet to heroic womanhood only in their love for one Thus the cross is the central the complete truth about Whosoever would save his life shall lose but who soever would lose his life the same shall save The great and victorious men and women are according to who find by save by live by and reign by Tliev are the unconquerable so it has been said that the blood of the martyrs as the seed of the When the wcrld thmkb it has they are closest to So the appeal of Jesus is an offensive one today as it always has been to a pleasure loving Take up your cross and fol low What kind of appeal is that Jesus seemed to try to discourage men from following him Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have but the son of man has nowhere to lay his But it was said of Jesus that he did not come to make life He came to make men great PRAYER Put me on the wheel of 0 if it means mangling and make something out of me r SM So I Major or may I call you shop steward Paul Whitelaiv the force and cooperation of the senior Yet ter rorists whose aim was destruc tion of the state were still allowed to occupy sections of to perpetrate violence and What Major ChichesterClark has really done is to put the case to Westminster of invok ing his War Measures Act to put an end to the This is the case for internment of known IRA more comprehensive searches for men and arms after still more intensive army satu ration of trouble Westminster has agreed only to sending an additional men to reinforce the al ready The ease against such measures which has pre vailed here is that over re a c t i o n by security forces would alienate still moderates who are republican inclined and make martyrs of the interned IRA The Irishness of the Ulster situa iton does put it in a category by subject to only limited Yet internment has been usei many times on both sides of the border during the last fifty years during troubles less serious than at Think ing against its use has pre dominated only during the last 10 Some can see no rea son why the government shouldnt avail itself of the leg islation which is Belfast IRA leaders blandly went down to Dublin one day last week to explain their strat egy at a press conference where a situation arises where Republican forces are under very heavy pressure then units will carry out op erations with the sole purpose of tying down British military personnel so that they can be from converging on Bel They defended tarring and feathering as a punishment in socalled nogo areas where the civil authorities did not explaining that it was necessary to operate some form of police The crux of the dispute is that Westminster does not ac or didnt until this that there were areas where the rule of British law did not effectively Recently the Heath govern ment faced instability in North ern the revolt of the Unionists led by Enoch Tory rightwinger who is spe cializing in making Heaths life British troops must not operate as glorified said but must at tack the tenorists as they would attack an external This is what the backbench unionists The recent atrocities against the soldiers have indicated that decant people on all sides are fed up and revolted by the continuing It may be that events in the province have rather overtaken West There is no doubt that Northern Ireland circum stances have changed since the civil rights Herald London Bureau Waitandsee attitude toward Quebec investment The ttalkcT niouil hum our ncighhoilwixi The leason gnen uas lht wanted to Ine ground a olausible enough excuse for getting It possible that 1 pill Inn much on Bruce 1 11 lct he was plenty sick of hearing bow often I washed the an actmlv that Sandi had noted when looking out the back Perhaps liruce even took a on the fence and made his getaway hefnie amlhmg developed thcie YORK While the Quebec Council of In dustry was buy selling its province with an elaborate ex hibit at the New York Hilton the Dominion Bureau of Statistics released the latest unemployment figures showing that per cent of the Quebec labor force was out of work last The announcement added a sense of greater urgency to Premier Robert Bourassas campaign for more foreign capital to reduce the unemploy ment that has done more than anything to tarnish his image with Quebec voters Only the Bourassa had Inld reporters at the Quebec exhibit that he ex pects the unemployment rate in his province to diop to five pel cent by the end of the ami people concerned about the future of Confederation in Qur lxc can only hope he is Looking Hiimigli llir llcralil a discussion of I lie Public Works estimates in the Albfrta legislature it was the opinion nf Hon A McLean that the time was not upe for haul surface roads in the pmv mcr luo schools were burned in the Nelson and Grand RC aica and aie unMiloml the work of Dotikhoboi s Mr Bourassa successfully led his Liberal party to victory last April with a promise of 100000 new jobs by the end of Since that time unemploy ment has soared higher than it was under the previous Union Nationals and he finds himself slowly being destroyed by the very slogan that was partly responsible for his Bourassa stressed in New York that many of Que becs economic problems due to the current fiscal and employment policies of the fed eral government This does litllc to enhance the popularity of a federalist premier in a province where politics is seen as a tucofuar with Ottawa to prove whether Ibe leader of Quebec LS master in Ins own house In addition n was apparent that there was at least as much concern with the tax backward ictused to ratify the axis pait and I nitcd States promised full aid if she is forced to resist German and Italian annics 1951 u Oil commander of the Princess Patricias in has been exacuated to Japan suffering from smallpox The architectural firm of Luric and Neufeld has been appointed the archi tccls for I lie proposed uilluial White Paper of federal finance minister Edgar Benson and the rising popularity of Cana dian economic nationalism as with the kidnap pings and language policies that have plagued Quebec in recent Bourassa made a strong impression on American inves tors when he stressed his de termination to oppose any fed eral measures which could in any way discourage the invest ment which Quebec so badly At a press be noted that he was certain not moie than per cent of Qucbecers would be willing to pay higher taxes in order to reduce the amoiint of foreign The future of fcdeiahsin in and the future of the Rourasna government which denounced separatism last and staked its future on economics are Before tbe piovmcial Mr must aiiswiv the accusations of Rene and the separatist Parti Qucbccois that Quebec can never prosper to its full ex tent within At a dinner he gave for prominent American indus trialists and institutional inves tors attending a convention that coincided with the Quebec ex Bourassa pointed out lhal lasi falls FLQ crisis was a limited of in ban tei that has become unhap pily common in many western This is undoubtedly but there was no definite response from most of the who tend to be reticent about expressing per sonal political views to report There was also the question of Bourassas plans to make French the working language of the He gave reassurances the same he has given Englishspeaking residents ot Quebec that the rights of nonFrench residents will not be as one English speaking Quebec businessman noted after the there was nothing spe cific alxnil the nitty gritty of what a nice plirasc like work ing language really llr Bourassa told the busi nessmen that even he is uncer tain about how his plan will be because be is awaiting the report of a provin cial royal commission set up in 1968 to study the controver sial language One might wonder how many foreign businessmen feel like the more out spoken than who told this reporter that his com panys five million dollar in vestment in Quebec has been frozen for the last few years because of the political situa He may or may not be justified in his but the fears do Herald Quebec Bureau So They Say W i t h seasonally adjusted ou could el iminate winter in leader of the opposition in the Ca nadian Parliament on tbe governments statement Uwt unemployment on a sea sonally adjusted basis had declined The Letlibridge Herald ot 7th Aibcrla LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Published by A BUCHANAN Spconrf Class Mall Registration Mo 001 Alembfr of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO VJ Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager JOE BALLA Mansninq Editor ROY F MILES Advertismn Manager WILLIAM HAY Associate Editor DOUGLAS K WALKER Cditorial Page Editor THE HERAID SERVES THE SOUTH ;