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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Future troubling prosperous Germans BONN The people of West nearly five years after Willy Brandt became are making more money than they have ever are better off than any of their European neighbors and enjoy one of the most flexible and open political systems in the world. Yet they are profoundly anxious and irritated and are concerned about the future. They worry about which they have less of than any other industrial they worry about leftist who seem to be gaining influence on the they yearn for stability and security in an age when there is little of either. Amid this anxiety the news that one of Brandt's three personal was a confessed spy for East Germany had an impact far beyond that of an ordinary revelation of high- level espionage. Among other things it shook a foundation of Brandt's political the policy of coming to terms with the communist for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1971. Discredited felt that he had been discredited and deceived in the eyes of the a friend said. was hard enough to explain Ostpolitik to them and get them to go along with he Now how could he defend Disappointment with the results of the treaties with the Eastern combined with domestic misinterpretations of has been a frequent subject of conversation in recent months. which Brandt's Christian Democratic Opposition tried to make a campaign issue in is now suspect and under question. people who expected the Berlin Wall to be torn down and the barriers between East Germany and West Germany to drop after Bonn the East German government in 1972 have been disappointed By CRAIG WHITNEY New York Times Service however much their hopes may have been exaggerated. A quick poll on May 1 indicated that the Social Democrats enjoyed the confidence of only 30 per cent of the electorate 10 per cent less than a month before. Der the weekly which did a recent cover story entitled Fears of the found that 45 of 100 people polled before the spy scandal broke believed Brandt was too gullible and 51 of 100 believed he had bad advisers. Looking bad German voter wants a strong government that's terribly important said Wolfgang editor of the Hannoversche Allgemeine. a government comes on that's the worst thing that can happen to it. The Brandt government had been looking bad and now this spy scandal comes along. People have the feeling they don't know what they're doing in What is responsible for the change of mood since when Brandt led his party to a firm position of The cause of much of the according to a wide range of politicians and ordinary people interviewed in recent arose at the end of last when the Arab oil boycott and a general shortage of energy suddenly shook the underlying assumptions about West Germany's Jong postwar industrial boom. The actual energy crisis was quickly by the beginning of January gasoline was plentiful because of a warm so was heating oil. the which is nearly as central to the German national character as it is in the United lost its status almost overnight as the force behind the boom and became a symbol of uncertainty. Inflation called in a country in which fantastic inflation in the 1920's was followed by monumental political excesses has also led to a loss of self confidence in the governing whose basic constituency through the years has been the labor unions. Brandt resignation leaves East uneasy Willy Brandt's resignation as West German chancellor has shocked much of the Western world. It also has brought uneasiness to some Communist countries in Eastern Europe concerned with strengthening East-West detente. Swedish Premier Olof Palme expressed the bitterness in European quarters when he accused East Germany of a grave breach of faith by planting a master spy in Brandt's office. its Stalinistic zeal it has not been understood that de- tente must be built on honesty and Palme describing Brandt's resignation as grave loss for the continuing struggle for peace and detente in Europe and the whole Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky echoed that view. East in its com- made no mention of the spy but said it appreciated the realistic policies pursued by Brandt and expressed hope the new Bonn government would make a constructive contribution to treaties between the two countries developed while Brandt was in power. Brandt resigned after taking responsibility for neg- in appointing a man who turned out to a spy. A Polish government spokesman said Poland to the resignation would not affect bilateral relations or West Germany's role in the de- tente. West Germany is a major trading partner for all East European countries and has embassies and commercial missions in all Soviet bloc capitals. Brandt helped bring tranquillity to central except in German relations with Poland where there is a continuing conflict over migration rights for ethnic Germans. There was no immediate comment from Moscow. From Prague Radio said foreign policy was the only success of Brandt's coalition and his resignation was not surprising. The Bonn government had been unable to cope with the monetary stagnation in production and rising unem- it said. Le the Paris news- a future French presi- dent may find Bonn a difficult partner now that Brandt has gone. Quadra joins weather test By BRUCE LEVETT WASHINGTON The Canadian weather ship pulled from station in the will join an elite squadron next month off Africa in one of the most complex international scientific experiments ever undertaken. The Quadra will be a critical part of a project called the Atlantic Tropical a segment of the Global Atmospheric Research Program The purpose of the over-all program is to seek out the origin of tropical storms to improve long-rang weather forecasting along with solving PALLISER DISTILLERS ANNOUNCEMENT It. S. Jamitson J.W. Almond The Board of Directors of Palliscr Distillers Limited announce the following appointments. Mr. R. S. Jamicson is to become Vice-Prcsident Sales and will be located in B.C. Mr. J. W. Almond is appointed Vicc-Prcsidcnt and General Manager and at the same lime becomes a Director of the Com- pany. Mr. Almond was formerly General Manager. He will continue lo reside in Alberta. Both Mr. Jamicson and Mr. Almond have been associated problems of droughts such as those which regularly strike tropical areas. The Atlantic Tropical code-named will run for 101 days this summer and will involve more than 70 countries in observations in a 20 million square mile area of the tropics. The Quadra will be part of an elite fleet of about 12 ships engaged in the experiment south of the Cape Verde Islands and just north of the Equator. The rest of the 40-ship contingent will be stretched across the Atlantic. Aircraft from several not including will work in close conjunction with the ships and further data wiH be obtained from four satellites. Quadra is one of the largest of all the Dr. Kuettner said. is beautifully is the most powerful radar ship in the whole fleet. In addition to being one of the with a radar that can cover an extremely wide she is equipped with some of the most sensitive equipment we'll All data collected during the experiment will be correlated by the country then passed to all the other Resumes work West German Finance Minister Helmut and ex-chancellor Willy Brandt in good mood as Brandt resumes his work as Social Demo- cratic party after his resignation as chan- cellor. Schmidt will become his successor. Here are the Answers to your News Quiz Part 2-A native born 5-Finance Minister John Turner Part 5-d Part 5-a Picture Andre Ouellet Store Wide Specials Hi with SAVINGS on Chesterfield Suites Bedroom Suites Kitchen Suites Television and Stereo Occassional Chairs Mattresses Box Springs Lamps Electric Ranges Gas Ranges Fridges and Freezers Washers and Dryers OZITE RUBBERBACK CARPET Continuous Filament ideal for FAMILY ROOMS or any room you want to dec- orate. 4 different patterns to choose from. Colors m and Greens. 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