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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I n Budget unlikely to affect inflation Unfortunate situation It is regrettable that West German Chancellor Willy Europe's foremost statesman and a Nobel Peace Prize should have to resign because of a spy scandal involving one of fiis three personal aides. After the perennial espionage war between the two German states is an accepted fact of life .n Europe. The West German agency charged vith state security once estimated that here are active spies in the about 80 per cent of whom are Hast German. A British journalist has that West Germany annually from 750 to East German spies. Most of them entered the is Gunter Guillaume did in as from the east. None of them lad heretofore penetrated to such a josition of trust in the government as who was arrested April 25 md confessed that he was a spy and a .-aptain in the East German army. The treatment of spies in West jermany is so casual that many of them ire allowed to after they are and may even apply for Another evidence of the casual ittitude toward and perhaps also of the reasons for Brandt's is the fact that West German intelligence officials had lotified the chancellor's office three ago of allegations that Guillaume a in spite of which he was given clearance and promoted. The spy scandal will be a setback to developing relations between the two Germanys. One observer has likened it to the U-2 incident which abruptly cooled jie relationship between Russia and the U.S. during the Eisenhower just at a time when those countries were adopting friendlier mutual attitudes. It is a mark of Willy Brandt's and a special note of grace that distinguishes him from some other heads of that he has accepted full responsibility for the affair and thus has felt impelled to resign. He may have had other reasons. His government has been in trouble and his party has lost some recent elections. He has been chancellor since Oct. when he became the first Socialist head of government in Germany since 1930. In that office he has worked tirelessly for European unity and also for rapprochement with the east. There have been indications that he is although he is only and most signs have pointed to his retirement under any circumstances. It is sad that the circumstances are so distasteful for a man who encouraged the world by the scope and steadiness of his vision. Foreign Minister Walter who was in Canada recently for the conference of world Liberal is expected to become president in a special Bundestag election May succeeding Gustav Heinemann. All indications are that Brandt's successor will be Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt. If Valery Giscard France's finance wins the French election as political observers and Schmidt becomes head of the West German it will be a good omen for finding a solution to the world's economic troubles. It may also be looked on as a good omen by Canada's John Turner. Bypasses favored The trend everywhere in recent years las been to route highways around centres of population. This has applied to as well as to towns and villages. Most travellers welcome the bypass system. Anyone wanting to do business 3r simply sight-see in a centre can easily Jo so by turning off on an access road. The rest want to be able to make their journey with as little delay and inconvenience as possible. Crawling through a succession of towns is nothing but a bother to the majority of travellers. Fort Macleod will not stand much chance of persuading the government to have Highway 3 continue to pass through the town if there are already plans for a bypass. Departmental personnel know all the arguments against the bypass and will be convinced of their unsoundness. Political favor would be the only consideration that could reverse a planned change and Fort Macleod doesn't have a representative in the government. The benefits derived from having a highway run through a town are not notable. Little business comes as a result. The drawbacks are more obvious especially the obnoxious noise of transports gearing down to conform to reduced speed limits. Not many potential viewers of the historic fort and museum would be lost as a result of a bypass. Tourists with an interest in history will turn into the town as a result of a sign while others are not apt to stop even when routed past the site. On wearing a new suit By Doug Walker I wore my nevv suit for the first time on McKillop's anniversary Sunday. Appearing in a new suit doesn't faze compared to the Lrauma of buying the thing it's duck soup to Face the world in the new garb. Elspeth reported to when we were back that several persons had commented about the suit. Blakeley said she liked your suit but didn't tell you lest it embarrass Elspeth said. Then she don't know why anyone should worry about embarrassing ART BUCHWALD deleted' WASHINGTON On Oct. John F. Kennedy debated Richard Nixon on television. At the the question of Harry Truman's cussing came up. Mr. Kennedy refused to apologize for Mr. Truman's Salty but Mr. Nixon had strong feelings that a president of the United States should not curse. He said in thing I have noted as I have travelled around the country is the tremendous number of children who come out to see the presidential candidates. I see mothers holding up their babies so they can see a man who might be president of the United States. I know Sen. Kennedy sees too. It makes you realize that whoever is president is going to be a man that all children of America look up to or look down and I can only say I am very proud that President Eisenhower restored dignity and decency good language to the conduct of the presidency of the United States. I only should I win this that I could approach President Eisenhower in maintaining the dignity of the office and see to it that whenever any mother or father talks to his he can look at the man in the White House whatever he may think of his he will say there is a man who maintains the kind of standards personally that I would want my child to follow.' I must admit that even though it's been 14 years since Mr. Nixon said this I was very moved. I for the first time in history this country would have a president who didn't cuss. Although Mr. Nixon didn't make it in lie did become president in and every time he drove by in the last five years I held jp my son in my arms now and 'There's a president who has the kind of Although Joel was rather I felt it was worth the strain on my back. You can imagine my despair and disillusionment when the transcripts of the presidential tapes were released and it turned out Mr. Nixon might have been the cussingest president in our history. Almost every other word had an and if you count the and and it's enough to make a U.S. marine top sergeant's hair stand on end. The question is what happened between the time Nixon debated Kennedy and the time he became president of the United States. I sincerely believe Mr. Nixon was telling the truth when he said he was shocked by Harry Truman's language. I also believe in my heart he didn't start cussing until he lost the election to Kennedy. A friend of Mr. Nixon told never heard Dick use an 'expletive deleted' until the 1960 Illinois results of the election came in. In he lost the race for governor in California and he let out one 'inaudible' after another. I didn't know there were that many 'expletives' in the English language. It was hard after that to have Dick over to the house when the children were around. thought when he became president and he was more secure he'd stop using but apparently once you start using them it's hard to give them the friend said. And so it turns out that President Nixon was no better than Harry Truman when it came to and a lot worse than President Eisenhower. It's something we'll all have to get used to. But I know one thing I'm no longer going to hold up my 20-year-old son in my arms when the president drives by. Any president who promises to restore good language to the presidency and then talks the way he did is By Maurice Herald Ottawa commentator OTTAWA Within the limits of the Govern- ment's ride-the-storm economic philosophy. Mr. Turner has produced a cautiously responsible Budget of manifold The measures collectively seem unlikely to have much impact on currently running at 10.4-per-cent. the absence of new policy very unsafe Mr. Turner hopes to reduce the deficit by a distinctly modest target in a billion Budget. He has accommodated a great variety of adding some millions in new taxes and surrendering much in concessions. As the changes from basic conviction that are on the right course it is difficult to believe that they will accomplish much to ease demand pressures or to relieve our critical shortages. according to the Budget be stepping up the volume of their buying as fast as the economy Is it not more probable that they will outpace that expectation because of the lack of confidence in the dollar and consequent urge to buy now to beat the coming price What is in this maze of to choke off the The weight of the new Turner taxes falls primarily on with mining and petroleum corporations taking the brunt. Their basic rate of tax is being increased to 50 per depletion and other incentives will be cut and expenses such as provincial government royalties and mining taxes will cease to be deductible. More room is being made for the provinces through additions to the present abatements. Having garnered round is Tapes show obstruction of justice By Carl syndicated commentator WASHINGTON After reading and studying that mass of edited Watergate transcripts President Nixon suddenly made I am left with one sad It took more nerve than any burglar ever had for the White House to claim that these transcripts prove the president innocent. These documents make a believable case that Mr. Nixon did not help plan the Watergate burglary and did not know about it in advance. But they also show beyond the doubt of rational men that the president spent hours planning a colossal coverup which seems to continue till this day. And the transcripts make it clear none of the that Mr. Nixon professed to that phases of the coverup were blatant obstructions of justice. Consider only that celebrated meeting of March where John Dean gives the president chapter and verse on the Watergate crimes and the magnitude of the coverup and then H. R. Haldeman joins them in a discussion of how to keep Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt from telling all. The transcript shows the president clearly urging the payment of money to silence Hunt. He says to seems to me we have to keep the cap on the bottle that much Either that or it all blows right We find the president saying with no ambiguity whatever that he knows how to raise a million dollars in hush money in cash. He says to us suppose that you get the million and you get the proper way to handle it. You could hold that When Dean the president would seem to me that would be When Dean complains that the White House group lacked experience at sort of thing Mafia people can Mr. Nixon it takes a gang to do Then the president talks about using Cuban as little bit of a for the hush money. At one point the president seems ready to go against paying hush money because are going to be bled to death. And in the it is all going to come out But later the president returns to the threat of Hunt squealing and says to ''That's why for your immediate things you have no choice but to come up with the or whatever it is. Dean replies. you agree that that's the prime thing that you damn well better get that Mr. Nixon asks. he ought to be given some signal says Dean. get the president says. That according to in hush money was delivered to Hunt. In that same March 21 meeting we have the president have to see what the line is. Whether the line is one of continuing to run a kind of stone His use of the word made it clear that he knew the White House had been stonewalling by playing before March 21. The transcripts show the president suggesting a contrived grand jury situation where White House aides might testify in secret and thus not have to go before the Ervin committee. The president suggested that while before the grand jury his aides conveniently lose their memories. When Dean warned against their taking the Fifth the president you can say I don't remember. You can say I don't The transcripts show the president informed that his men had committed perjury before a grand jury. And even though men indicted by that grand jury are about to be sentenced to the president makes no attempt to rectify the perjuring. He as to how to keep the perjury a secret. That March 21 meeting was simply an hour and 43 minutes of plotting and scheming as to how best to obstruct justice. And justice was obstructed. That must be obvious to even the most rabid or the dumbest of the House of Representatives. millions in this the Minister looks to other corporations and the financial institutions for an additional million. In part the Treasury will gain by ad- vancing the timing of final payments. But a temporary 10 per cent surcharge which manufacturing and processing is is counted upon to yield million. Mr. Turner's arguments against an excess profits tax are probably sound enough but one of difficulty of defining normal and reasonable profits seems oddly at variance with the phi- losophy of the anti- profiteering Bill and all we have heard about windfalls. Mr. Turner expects only about millions from his tax on big power boats and private aircraft. But he has hopes of million from higher levies on tobacco and liquor. Except for concessions to small business subject to there is no notable addition to the supply policies already in place. But the Government does offer a variety of reliefs against particular high prices. The most widely approved will probably be the removal of federal sales tax on all a measure carrying a Treasury price tag of millions. Possibly- as a gesture to Mr. Lalonde. the bicycle tax will also go. Something had to be done for housing and Mr. Turner has offered a tangible benefit to homeless young couples with his Registered Home Ownership Savings plan. A new rule for carrying charges on land a wai ting can no longer be charged against other be of some help in forcing land on lo the market. The other such as the exemption from sales tax of certain types of construction are so limited that the although are likely to be marginal at best. Mr. Turner has dispersed part of his corporation and other tax gains in personal in- come tax reductions. The major benefit will go to low income earners whos-e minimum credit against federal tax will be increased from to This will reduce the Treasury take by an estimated million. People with savings will gain from a new provision per- mitting deduction of the first in interest from bank and trust company CSBs and other bonds. The Minister expects to lose about million from this concession. In the matter of Canada Savings the Government acted from obvious necessity since they had plainly become a losing proposition. Cash bonuses will increase the yield at maturity to 9 per cent. How effective this will be depends on the fur- ther progress of inflation. Mr. Turner's diagnosis of the present state of the which requires neither stimulus nor but the most contraction pointed to an essentially neutral Budget. This the Minister has produced. If the diagnosis is all these bits and pieces can presumably be defended on the general ground that he has held to his strong convictions and has resisted the very great pressure which must have been brought to bear on him in recent weeks. How much is to be of a purely supply only slightly modified in this when we are at the limits of our capacity in many and troubled by crippling Even with the mess in housing and the proposed Mr. Turner cautions that the rate of starts may be unsustainable the face of the shortage of supply of materials and especially or serviced The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th St. S. Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD. Proprietors and Publishers Second Class Mail Registration No. 0012 CLEO MOWERS. 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