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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THf LRHBRIDGi March 1971 Dave Humphreys Attitudes and elections The Alberta likely aiound the end of is now being What happens today and in the next few weeks will have far more effect on the outcome than the events of the final weeks befoie the Im pressions and attitudes are being formed which will not be changed by the rhetoric of the cam paign That is particularly true of the antiSocial Credit If the impres sion takes hold now that the govern ment is not good enough and that it is safe to vote it will be most difficult to dislodge that im Only a major blunder by the Conservatives themselves could do How are such impressions formed As with any they come silently and without notice or obvious Each of the little disap pointments and irritations is over looked by and excuses but suddenly one wakes up to dis cover the romance is And sel dom can it be Romances between the people and governments are killed as soon as the voter is taken for The classic of is the defeat of the Laurent Liberal government in It was perhaps the best gov ernment Canada had ever but it included too many ministers who ar rogantly took their authority for How would the people dare vote against them Did they not have a divine right to govern They soon Open budget meeting Budget meetings for most people probably conjure up images of the ultimate in they should so often be closed to the pub lic is a mystery of it is the result of fear on the part of officials that the tedium for them could be made intolerable through prolongation brought about by ques The decision of the Lethbridge Pub lic School Board to invite the public to attend its budget meeting is worth whatever risk it might involve In one easy swoop it has succeeded in averting any suspicion that might have arisen that the publics money might be What the open meeting may suc ceed in doing is to provide an edu cational experience for the hardy peo ple who might elect to It should become apparent that the members of the school board do not throw money around as is some times wildly charged Their job is the difficult one of trying to spread the money around so that it will cover the cost of those things that they deem most it is a matter of deciding on Many people could profit greatly from exposure to such a The undei standing of the problems involved in setting a budget for a school system ought to create appre ciation lor the people who serve the public by holding Anticipation of that dividend might even compen sate for whatever distress might be engendered by being observed by the High cost of housekeeping Government officials may be con vinced that inflation has been curb ed but the housewife who sets out to do her weekly shopping on Friday or Saturday knows perfectly well that the prices of food and household needs keep creeping The economy of the supermar ket baffles the average housewife who tries to stretch her dollar by purchasing advertised What she cant come to terms with are the circumstances in the market ing world which will have liver priced at 69 cents on Tuesday then reduced to an intriguing 49 cents the next One week all supermarkets have a great run on turkeys at 39 cents a the next week the specials will be in at 99 cents a And that 99 cents a pound inciden very often doesnt buy sirloin but plain old boarding house pot Household diets are dic tated by some mysterious producer marketing agents who dont care a fig whether or not we may want lamb on Sunday instead of turkey or roast Sundry items such as toilet cleaning agents are also appallingly Items such as tal cum hair boggle the mind when trying to com pare the advertising presented in the daily Toilet paper comes so many sheets to the toothpaste so many grams to the soap comes in so many grains or which can be confusing enough to provoke the housewife to chuck away her slide That there are many undernour ished Canadian families is a fact the health authorities keep hammering home at all the But is it any wonder People at the poverty line exist mainly on starchy diets be cause protein products are beyond their A few ingenious it has been have circum vented starchy diets to a certain ex tent by purchasing tinned dog food and frying They claim it isnt as unappetizing as it sounds and it does give some relief to a diet consisting mainly of macaroni and And as for sundry these are beyond the reach of the They use salt for toothpaste and straggle to keep smelling socially acceptable with cheap products containing in gredients that would burn the hide off a Inflation curbed Not according to our housekeeping ERIC N COL ON COLLEGE campuses across Am erica the FOR SALE sign is going up on fraternity The Greek societies are in financial trouble because they are no longer considered by students who refuse to pay the fees that launched a thousand I dont find it in my heart to grieve for the passing of those Betas and Sigmas and other symbols lettered on the rear win dous of the cars that splashed slush on me as I pedalled to I haven t a mean bone in my but I do have a certain amount of spiteful I remember vividly that m the uni was not only a place of unaller population blt aho a community much auare nf the status of those who made the grade of admittance to fraternity or soroi They were the no doubt about The real of the did even thmg but tug our forelock in deference as they commandeered the best tables in the cafeteria and let sophistication trickle out of their nostrils m blue streams Dunng the of the term the jo of ledrmrq was inecred the of to IK rushed in a fraternity or I spent six ears as a undei graduate and and I wasnt rushed 1 wasn t even hulled a Ixts face itI flunked I beard that Holhwood was making a picture called The Invisible Man I that they had bought the film to niv academic aicci Rippon remains optimistic about EEC 1 ieolfrey Ilipyon lias suggested cheerfully that with plenty of coffee anil cognac the Common Mar ket negotiators can break the dead lock over the British applica tion in The chief negoti ator Mill no doubt be hailed on the continent for this thoi High ly admirable display of Com mon Maiket Who said the British were not ready for Europe When a crisis it is now ob they can pass the cog nac with the best of the French and Geiman Hith erto Brussels has been used to decision making by uncon ventional means like stopping the clock and allnight trails of It is surely in that spirit that Mr Rippon should end the re cent near fruitless minister ial negotiating session by say dont worry agree next Then mere consequential matters on his it may be hard to imagine the devastating effect on the morale of being utterly and That the socially popular were greatly outnumbered by The Great did not mitigate the In those days Bad Breath w as not as big a copout as it is now Todays undergrad uate who finds himself unwanted and un loved merely switches to a different deod orant and barges hack into the In 1037 we had the Saturday night bath with Lifebuoy and towards the end of the week we stood downwind of the social gatliermp After our personality was on its In im Iieslmian and sophomore pais I blamed my lack of appeal as fraternity on nicce clips But even when I IOOK off the clips in class I some fell slioit of the desideratum II was not the oral fellowship of the fraiermU that I coveted I had no hanker ing to bleat about little sheep who bad lost their iina baa over a beer Wha biought tears of cm to ftnetv tile evidence mat thr choicest fieos wore fratermtv pins mad at the cresting swell of their sweaters I concede that lire fraternities and sorori ties hau done a lot of charity but I Ins can never make up for a youth blight ed pernicious The iioeks had a word for it and I slil itscii il Ip lljo uning Irotuiff IVaune SriuccJ stopped clocks and pep may be one may now to decide on this historic question of enlarge On one point only suggest ing we can all go in holiday m June is Rippon a bit August is the month when the Common Market goes on his cheerful bravado Rippon must realize the time scale of the rest of the year only too He succeeded in having the planned May 1 meeting extended to two days with agreement also for anoth er top level meeting at the end of May for the purpose of reaching full agreement on the British Rippon wants the nego tiations speeded up to suit the governments political t i m e table at The strategy now is o get a decision in Brussels by as Rip pon But far from going on holiday the government would then turn its energies to wards selling the package to Britain and taking the vote in the House of Only then could the govern ment go on a la Com mon Market in without having to worry about the on slaught of public opinion which has its annual opportunity to make itself felt in the party and union conferences during the The immediate prospect is for two months of lobbying in then another two months cf selling intensively at The government has al ready launched a campaign to take the gloss off the antimar keteeis who have had things too much their own way in the last Until the terms are known this must be full of ifs and buts and assur ances that Britain is an appli cant nut a No such constraint burdens the opposition of whatever par ty Former and present editor of the New Richard campaigns weekly to shift the Labor party off the fence into His piece de resis tance is Professor Nicholas Kal Cambridge economist and favored Labor government ad who argues Britain has little chance of starting off its relationship with Europe on the right The Labor partys for mer Defence Minister Denis begins to have cannot see how any Brit ish government could ask Brit ish industry to make the con tribution to the Market bud get which backed by the is Healer I dont know whats the matter with ieen feeling good ij And another you ever womtererf nobody sees saucers any more Letters to the editor Responsibility to practise and teach safety habits A firecracker bjlaw Hur rah can well do without these dangerous We can sell firearms to a sixteen year allow him to drive a vehicle and enlist him into the armed forces when he is but we MUST NOT allow him to burn fireworks until he is And while were at lets do somehing about all acci dent causes for in Lets restrict the sale of vehicles to responsible peo and do something about the dealers who sell vehicles to irresponsible people It is un fortunate that not all people are I maintain that all adults cannot be depended upon to have the judgement to drive The number of vehicle accidents is surely In North Ameri vehicles were the cause of fatalities and disabling making the population death rate from ve hicle accidents in per As I feel entitled to pro tection against that kind of I maintain that a ban on vehicles subject to specific exception and safeguards is the best way to obtain such We ban and have protection against all people connected with the fol lowing1 ALCOHOL A factor in half the fatal ANYTHING THAT CAN CAUSE FALLS fatal accidents in ANYTHING THAT CAN CAUSE DROWNING Swim ming fatalities in 1969 ex cludes floods and other cata Publicprofessional relationship A recent editorial could see no difference in fault between Lougheed and Hender son about public disclosure of confiden t i a 1 information re specting or in this dis respecting a I would like to see more discussion of this questionable assertion in The as surely most people As it is unclear how the personal information could dis credit the petition presented by or the assertion that the Bennett Dam has harmed Alberta but no matter what objections could be upheld in this how could this compare pub Gruesome business I see the seal hunt is in the news It is a couple of years ago that the secretary of the Vancouver branch of the society for the protection of fur bearmg animals sounded the alert Then we all wrote to Trudeau and I did suggest to Davis that the ultimate in cruelty to ani mals was not in the seal hunt but m the use of the leghold A week or two ago The Her ald Weekend magazine gave a good descriolion of the grue some In Attack the writer m part You dont know that most fur bearing jnimals are and suffer ing for many dn nfter dont know that n mink uill thiec or four days caught in a trap a lynx may live more than three weeks as the animal strug gles the teeth of the trap bites deeper into the leg tearing the flesh It is not generally known that a bill to ban the leg hold trap has been talked out in Parlia ment on more than one occa sion the members have not spent a night in a leghold trap There is an instant killer trap that might be but it costs A hundred years ago some body said lie law is A As faas prevention of cruelty to animals poes it is worse than A C 1ADLEY Lethbnclgc Weve been conned again decentK I heard a Mis Lola uho uas on the Rouil Commission en the Status ri Wrmin to a local group hrrn conned This like and ft cost a pretlv prilnv uha uiiil Mlldlllji its to various pails of the country They to stretch their activities over a throeenr period A lot of v omen uilh found a iilcninvj nrjst Ihe hi ought out what we alieadv that woman is a secondclass citi7en Apart from that I could find nothing in the talk to indicate that the commission which cost tviu million dollars really accomplished amllnng worth while Thats a lot of moola tn make us aviai nf something we alreadv know That money would have spread some cheer among a lot of suffering men or and a number of hard old nge n i he mischief caused by disclos ing of p r i v ate information Wise citizens may now trust their social workers and doc tors a little Govern ment may not be bound to keep personal confidences and infor but professional people and the public profes sional relationship is at It is difficult when the major ity of people who work for the and those who are on it appeals that So cial Credit is giving us a little foretasle of what it may be like to live in a police Trailer courts I would like io suggest that Lethbridge build seme trailer courts or perhaps the com panies building trailers and mobile homes could jointly construct Irailcr Many of our young people would live in trailers if there were a place to park II could lie I be answer Io many couples Thev could invest m a home and aKo he able to take it with them if they were forced to leave or change Many v cung couples aie not ready to buy a permanent home and most cannot afford to rent a house or apartment Most apartment owners will not rent o amone wilb A tiailcr could be a reasonable alteinativc if here were a favorable place to park Now be a good time to do this while Ihoie is still land available by lie new univer Mavbe the government could build some subsidized trailer There is subsi dized housing not trailer Milk ANYTHING THAT CAN CAUSE FIRES fatali ties Excludes burns from hot objects or FIREARMS fatali POISONS over thecounter and prescription insec excludes poisoning from spoiled And please note that the link in all of the above accident causes is In order not to risk boring our readers with further facts and I coneludetWhat is it really about RESPONSI BILITY Responsibility of adults to teach other people safety habits and to practise these Instead of blaming the irresponsible other perhaps this is the best protection against But even this would be unnecessary were PARENTS responsible enough to practise and to teach their children safety Surely a child who has been properly and who has good examples to follow would neither forget hi training nor be as susceptible to the possible consequences of the irresponsibilities of the irresponsible by one or two exposures to these LYNN Just what the Tiench really want is definite ly more than Britain has offer ed to Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann says Rippons offer to pay three per cent of the Communitys bud get during the first year of rising to 15 per cent in eight years is quite Twenty per cent has been mentioned by Sehumann as the initial pay The Six all agree the British offer is too So far they have been unable to agree among themselves on the next The French view is that the British offer cant be taken It should be withdrawn and replaced with something more Rippon says that the ball is in the other court It is up to the Six to reject his offer and make their own He says he is looking confidently forward to an offer from Brussels be tween now and May It may be too soon to declare a crisis in Brussels After the negotiations on non capi tal issues since last autumn have been boringly Yet now that tluee essentials are on the Rippon must be more concerned than he lets Hope has faded to reach ing separate agreement on the future of Commonwealth sugar and New Zealand dairy prod They may now have to be tied up with the central ques tion of financial contribution in one grand make or break ccffee andcognac Some light has developed in another The French have been insisting that their farm produce have full prefer ence in the British market over Commonwealth suppliers from the date of The issue for Canada here is whether and barley will face the full Market levy when Britain say in or whether it will be phased in slowly over five The British are wearing two seeking to protect tradi tional and support ing their own They have received proposals from the Six which they say are flex ible enough to provide some room for Their reply will be of interest from the point of interest of Cana dian exports and as litmus of French Rippon is unlikely to pro duce the revised lealistic plan the French But other cards will be Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Britains best friend among the will be making a personal appeal to President Prime Minister Heath is seek ing West German Chance 11 o r Willy Brandt in Bonn And a Heath Pompidou meeting is regarded as an outside possibil partic u 1 a r 1 y since Heaths major speech last Heath was believed to be sending signals to tha French president when he call ed for new thinking about the type of institutions for He said argument about fed eralism or confederalism was Britain and the Six shouldnt think about establish ed institutions but of new ones to meet needs of the enlarged This was just vague yet suggestive enough of Pompidous own thinking that it might offer the basis for an Anglo French The most pessimistic British are thinking of the conse quences of deadlock rather than the third outright French Coffee and cognac may do the trick in Brussels in It will be helpful also in high places during March and Herald London Bureau Looking backward Through the Herald 1321 The minister of ma rines and fisheries announced in the House of Commons that the Canadian Merchant Marine made a total net profit during 1929 of irai Attempts to take the life of Peter head of the climaxed a reign of which has dcslrrne two Boukhobor schools and one public school near and Greek na val forces are now engaged in in an important sea battle against large units of fhe Ital ian fleet and report heavy damage has been suffered by Mussolinis biggest fighting Medicine Hat alder man has appealed to the pro vincial government to send bombers fiom North West Air Command at Edmonton to blast an ice winch has c a n s c d Ihe Saskatchewan River to back water over its banks to a depth of 10 18PIA sale of Noble cultivators has been completed with officials of Noble Cultivators announced The Letlibtidge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published by BUCHANAN Second Class Mail Registration Mo Oni2 Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Daily Ncvispappf Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau ot Circulations CLEO w Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager JOE BALL A Managing Ediror ROY F MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Acrociate Editor DOUGLAS K WALKER Editorial Poqe Editor THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;