Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
llrncc Iliilcliison, 4 new look-maybe uflidal slatcmral from Ilio gov- miincnl in OlUmn coiiLcrning Hie rcsipiKiLion of Mr. .'olm t'oniuilly bis son-clary of Hie l! S. treasury would he out ill' iiriler. 1'ul rumor lias it that llic Trmk'tui could not be more pleased that .Mr, L'onnal- ly is out of Ihe pitlure, temporarily at any rate. Talk of his turning up as President Nixon's running inatu in the upcoming election is slill only talk. During the financial crisis of last year, brought about by devaluation of the U.S. dollar and the imposition of the 10 per cent surcharge on foreign goods enlcrinn the U.S., Mr. Connally was brutal in his refusal to acknow- ledge that Canada has unique prob- IcnTs in her economic relationship v.'iili Ihe U.S. In essence Mr. formally demaded thai should reduce our exports lo our biggest trailing parl- ner. and increase our imports from it. II does not take a finacial genius lo know Uial accession to such de- mands would mean economic disas- ter for this country and certain downfall of any government which gave into them. Some adjustments have been maiie since, but not nearly enough. Canada lias been forced into the position of fighting back, into what amounts lo an economic funl'runlalion with its powerful friend anii neighbor on tins continent Much damage has been done. Whether Mr. Connally intended it or not, he presented a ruthless image which he did very little to mitigate. The impression here was Ihat be had little concern for the dil- emma of Canada, whose present and future is inextricably entwined with that of the U.S., but a nation deter- mined to retain its sovereignty in economic as well as other matters. It will be the task of Canada's new minister of finance, Mr. John Turner and his I'.S. counterpart. Mr. George Schulz. to repair the damage as far as possible. It is lo be hoped thai M'1 Schulz will lake a more realistic point of view vis-a-vis Canada than Jlr. Connally did. and that tunnel vision will be replaced by normal viewing from all sides. Seeds of distrust H is a measure of the importance lo Japanese morale that the emper- or and empress, who seldom appear in public, were present wilh U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew when Ihe formal ceremonies of the return of Okinawa to Japan look place re- cently The biggest island of the Kyukyu chain Okinawa was captured by U.S. forces after a bloody battle in 1945. When Hie peace Ircaty with Japan was signed in Ihe U.S. look- over the administration of the Ryulc- yus, at the same time admitting Jap- anese residual sovereignty, without a specified time limit. This meant that the one million Okinawans had little to say about their own govern- ment although they did benefit greatly from American military spending as well as development as- sistance. The islands have prospered under American administration and are returned as an economic asscl. Nevertheless there were riots in Tokyo at the time of the take-over, the "reason being that the military presence on Okinawa re- remains, and is likely lo remain for a considerable time." U.S. military Ti licence unoblainablc. To attempl to resolve the "dogs at large" problem by pe- nalizing the responsible owner is surely a backside foremost app roach to the problem, It would seem more Lo the point Lo aim at the delinquent owner and hit him hard! 1) Don't raise the licence fee but do increase the fine for not buying one. Then, find some method of really tracking down those who don't. 12) If the poundkeeper is un- able Lo do a proper job, find out why. If he needs more help, give it lo him. (3) Extend and vary the hours and routes the poundkeeper pa- trols wilh a helper the shifts could be staggered. Many peo- ple let their dogs out to "run1' before and after the poundkeep- cr's working hours M) Sharply increase the cost of reclaiming an impou n d e d dog. This will really hit the de- linquent owner. If he cares enough to pay the cost of re- claiming his dog he will think twice before letting it loose again; if he doesn't care enough for his animal lo pay the fine, at least his dog will have been removed from the streets. Beware oi anti-dog city If a proposed new anti-dog cily bylaw passes, life for dog owners in Lelhbridge wi'l be unpleasant lo say the least, and at uorst virtually impos- sible Years u[ slack cnforL'cnieiil of an c i s t ing prohibition against dops running at large has so a n g c r c d the non-clog owners, and the responsible dog owners as well, that city coun- cil now apparently feels that it has sufficient support to pro- pose a bylaw which punishes the responsible owner but still makes no effort lo clear lhn streets of (he, dogs running at large. The provision of a scc- nnd I nick is meaningless bo no provision is marlc for nmrc mm, morr hour; nf li'ol. or fnr men know how to ;i Mint is v.i'.e in [he uiiys of the Kven if you do not breed vour dogs, but keep a few for .show- ing, obedience trial competi- tion, or hunlinp, and keep the old ones lo live out their last years in retirement, yon would pay dearly ior the privilege of living here! Lelhbridge has no area of small holdings, and the cily is in fnct opposed lo such areas, so your hope of finding an area zoned for kennels is negligible and the reference lo areas zoned by the cily for kennels is a smoke screen. If you contemplate moving to Ihis otherwise, perhaps, "fair" city, check first, think twice, it is definitely not a cily friendly to dog owners. An nnonymnns mrmhrr HIP Kpnnol Chili l.rih. find Dislrirl Kennel Inh Cluh (if nwnrr of morr Mian hvn registered (5) Instruct the poundkeeper lo stop keeping dogs far over the allotted lime (G) Do a survey of how many dogs impounded do have li- ecnccs. It also might be ot in- terest (o make a study of what happens lo the dogs b o u g h t from the pound for S5. How many of them do become, and continue lo he, licenced; how many of them become part of I he "dogs at large" problem? (7) Regarding the owner of more than two dogs: distinguish between Ihe owner who keeps three or four dogs as pets and- or for show and who is a care- ful, responsible owner and the person who uses his home to breed or board numerous dogs on a commercial basis. The for- mer could he asked to pay a reasonable fee for a non-com- mercial kennel the cost of the individual licences or a Hat .Sir> and hi.s premises could he for proper fencing, sanitation, adequate space, clc. The latter would have lo apply for a commercial business M- ccnce and would have lo abide by the zoning laws. CONCERNED DOG OWNER. Lcthbridgc. was never sufficient to satisfy any nation but, the Gross Vege- table rroducl, unrecorded by the Economic Council, invari- ably satisfied the loiling gar- dener, wilh plenty left over for bis idle neighbors. If nalure was more efficient than any machine, the garden- cr had lo admil thai he was nol. His economic system, tti (ell Ihe truth, was as inefficient as the political and economic systems. Valuing his lime ut a dollar an hour (somewhat be- low Ihe union wages of many less skilled Iradcs) he calcu- late! thai he could do aboul as well on public welfare and save a lot of wear and tear on his crumbling analomy. Ah yes, but in a Just Society be knew thai he should be pay- ing the stale for Ihe privilege ot working as nature's interior journeyman. The state, he sus- pected, would discover his fraud some day and tax him for il, doubtless retroactively. If Turner once saw Ihe financial rackets under way in the hack yards of Canada, the undeclared income and heaped up capital gains, he would have the crim- inals in court before nightfall. Fortunately finance ministers seldom leave [heir dank budge- tary basements where nothing hut fungoid statistics and rank deficits grew in the dark. No, Ihe gardener could not claim lo be efficient, virtuous or perhaps sane, hul be qucs- lioned that nations were any heller when they plundered Ihe economy of the whole planet, lived on capital and planned lo exhaust it at an early dale in a curious sacramcnl called eco- nomic growth If all this was good sound economics he was glad lo find himself cerlifiably mad and siuistruck on a genial May morning while bis rational friends labored in stuffy offices to pay their taxes and earn their social status. He, too, had done the same thing for more years than be cared lo remember, had follow- ed his mercenary calling and taken his wages and still, mira- culously, was not quite .dead, at least to wonderment. For po- litical men spring was the sea- son of budgets and election campaigns; for business men of sales, profits and corporals headaches; for labor union men of strikes, picket lines and demonstrations, for the garden- er of black, moisl earlb, Ihe first green shoots of recurring vitality. Ihe one sure, non-eco- nomic miracle. Society, then, remained un- jusl since younger men had all the worry and the old gardener had all the fun. But wait a min- ute. Possibly his work in tha earth was useful after all, the only useful work he had ever done. He bad helped nature to produce something, however Email, that had some real value. Tt could be calen. So maybe ha had not been an entire liability after all. Yet Ihat was pretty cold corn- foil, a pathetic plea, when ha recalled his own part on Ihe col- leclive drain on the GNP, and even on other species butchered for his nourishment. Ihe ani- mals he had ealen, thu bales ol goods he had consumed, Ihe metals, oils and precious cargo of the planet he had squander- ghastly procession, a horror of waste that neither lie, nor humanity at large, would ever replace. Well, he would do what he could. He walked to the corner grocery and bought two dozeu extra packages of seed. This, lo be sure, was an absurd acl of penance and remorse, truly the acl of a mad man. Out even wilh all his hones and muscles aching he fell better tor il. As dusk came he knew Ihat if he ucrc old the seeds ill Ihe earth were as young as springtime and already preparing to greet it wilh a mute little cheer. (Herald Special IJurcaii) Looking backward Changes in vliqiwllc Through The Hi-raid l'M2 The opening session took pliice yesterday of the Monmm Tempi n a I C.ird- A new jlnrry is lo he. Imill on llir ncu Uniry pin nl nn eighth MreH. bringing Ihe cost up lo approximately Relief camps are be- ing opened fur the single un- employed at both ends of the Jasper-Lake Louise highway. The mi1 n will be given .suste- nance and will be paid either or a month. Salvage shipments from Lelhhridgc value lo da'e. OUT 100 Ions of pfiprr, of glass, n nf rfigs nnd mnrr (ban a Imi of ffils ;nid grct'if-rs have Uvn shipped. 1952 Lelhbridge A.NAK vel erans hallled their way lo a l-l tie wilh tlie. powerful Kcrnio Vnited. in a soccer game in Adams Park. is yon Voting pcnplo don'l know of the word ninii- He ,'irkiscrl lhal In !hc seemid major revi.sion since il puhlished in Amy V.inder- has found il. nnccssnry to ;uld words In her stnn- dard honk on eliquelle, Th.-il's worth 1100 printed pmies, tin: InUil lo 'Ihe bnller, nnd ie.s' maid are dead. Taking Mieir pl.irn nrc sections on such 'hint's as hnw In hehnve in n r.nunn, (lie wcnrinR of sun plaw.s, locker room .speech faccoplahle in the drawing room now) and the etiqucllc of Knowmobiling. As fhe old French saying dwsn'l have il, the nuive things Iht! le.ss they remain the .sanir. The Lethbtridtye Herald 7th St. S., Lcthbridgc, Alhcrtn HERALD HO. LTD., Proprietors and Piiblisneri Published -105-1, by Hon. W. A. HUCHANAN Second CUSS Mall Nn Ofll? 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