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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 LETHBRIOCE HERALD Wednesday, May 23, 1973 Canadian textbooks help strengthen independen By WILLIAM BORDERS ISew York Times Service TORONTO Not many 3 ears ago, a typical reading lesson in a Canadian elemen- tary classroom might have been about a visit to grand- mother's farm in Iowa, and pupils might have learned to count from a book that show- ed an American father add- ing up the cost of American gallons of gasoline. Now, much more likely, the farm would be in Ontario, the gallons would be imperial size, and both the money and the father, like the rest of the lessons all day long, would be strictly Canadian. ''Finally we've gotten away from the awful business of subtly teaching our children that they're nothing more than second-rate said a young mother in Mon- treal. "It's come much later than it should have, but at least it's come." RUSH The trend toward the pro- duction of specifically Cana- dian textbooks, which has be- come a rush in the last few years, reflects just one of the areas in which Canadians are declaring their independence from the culture Of the Uni- ted States, which many of them regard as a constant threat. Since January, Sesame Street, the children's televi- sion series, has been broad- cast here with special inserts designed to remind the young viewers of their Canadian heritage. Radio stations, which tend to play American music mostly, are now re- quired to broadcast a fixed percentage of Canadian rec- ords, and motion picture the- atres may come under sim- ilar regulations. "There is a Canadian his- torical viewpoint: There is a Canadian sociological The Globe and Mail of Toronto declared the other day in an editorial calling at- tention to the fact that more than one-third of the college teachers in Canada are for- eigners. GROWTH According to Canadian text- book publishers, the rapid growth of their industry can be traced in large part to the surge of nationalism of the last few years. The government of Ontario, for example, strongly urgss local school boards to buy books that were written and manufactured in Canada, and it publishes a 102-page list of approved texts as a guide. But the trend raises a ba- sic question that is being de- bated in Canadian publishing circles: If economics enables an American publisher to pro- duce a better book than its Canadian counterpart, should the book still be ignored here because it comes from The United States? Frank E. Watson, the gen- eral manager of Ginn and Company, which has the largest number of titles on the Ontario list, said that al- Because all legs are Different We Present Prices Effective in Lethbridge May 23-26, 1973 Safeway Panti Hose Long Legs... short legs all different shapes. All lovely in Safeway Panty Hose. Safeway Panty Hose are wonderful. They move with you Stretch with you Cling like your own skin. They look great and feel great. That is when the size is right for you. NOW SAFEWAY TAKES THE GUESS WORK OUT OF BUYING PANTY HOSE WITH THEIR COLOR CODE CHART! Available in NINE EXCITING COLORS Beige, Taupe, Spice, Mocha, Coffee, Black, White, Navy, Brown DIFFERENT TYPES AND STYIES PRICED FROM 99c to 1.39 INTRODUCTORY OFFER on the 99c Panty Hose Only REMEMBER If your legs are long enough to reach the ground, there's a pair of Safeway Panty Hose for you. Look for this Display A Simple Color Chart Now Safeway has something new to help with the right fit A full range of sizes keyed to a color chart that quickly determines the right size for you. Find your height and weight on the chart, note the color code, then find the matching color price tag on the Panty Hose package. We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities. though he was "completely in favor of efforts to develop the strongest possible indigenous publishing the sys- tem had some unfortunate ef- fects. LISTED "It seems too bad that a really first-class book like this can't be he ex- plained, picking up a second- grade reader called The Dog Next Door, part of a series published by the American branch of Ginn, which, like the company here, is owned by the Xerox Corporation. Although that book is rare- ly teed in Ontario because of its American origin, it is popular in some other prov- Horse of a different color BANGKOK (AP) Thai- land has its own Watergate scandal brewing, but there's one big one involves animals. For the first time since tak- ing power 10 years ago, Pre- mier Thanom Kittikachorn and his military junta are ducking for cover under criti- cism from the usually docile Thai press and public. The controversy began April 29 in the jungle near Burma's border when a Thai army helicopter crashed near Thong Yai game park, killing six military and police offi- cers and injuring four others. Journalists and university students emerged from the jungle the next day and said the helicopter had been flying into the game park daily to pick up deer and other ani- mals shot during an illegal hunting trip by businessmen and senior police officers. They said that more than 50 persons, including women, children and a movie star, were on the four-day safari. The Thai press, which the government controls tightly, received a letter from the po- lice department wanning it to stop playing up the story. But the papers refused and pub- lished the letter. The colonel who wrote it was transferred. Through it all, the govern- ment remained outwardly un- perturbed and stuck to the "secret mission story, al- though it obviously was un- happy with the growing press campaign. SQUELCH TRIED The government quickly tried to squelch the story, since the chopper belonged to the infantry' division com- manded by the premier's son, Col. Narong Kittikachorn. The premier said the helicopter was on a secret mission when it crashed. Then came a series of anonymous death threats to officials in the conservation division of the forestry de- partment. Six of the eight of- ficials in the department went into hiding, leaving only a clerk and a typist in the of- fice. Uganda 'takes c? British firms KAMPALA (AP) All re- maining British-owned firms and estates in Uganda are to be taken over immediately on the orders of President Idi Amin, Uganda radio announced Tues- day. The radio said that Amin told a meeting of Ugandan ministers and diplomats that he thought that following the recent take- over of most British firms and estates in Uganda most British citizens had returned home. However, he had discovered that more Britons were illegally entering the country, the radio reported. Amin also said, according to the radio, that any Ugandan who was interested in the Brit- ish should go to Britain. Amin added that if any minis- ters or public servants were found to have any connections with the imperialists like the British, Americans or Israelis, they would be "sitting on fire." He knew that some top gov- ernment officials were agents of the imperialists and was deter- mined to kick them out, the ra- dio reported Amin as saying. The president added that the remaining imperialists in Uganda were using girls to con- fuse the people, the radio said. that are less stringent about where their from. Ginn adapted it for use in this country by removing a six-page chapter about a visit to Washington and sub- stituting a description of a visit to Ottawa the kind of Canadianization that used to be prevalent, but is now often considered insufficient. The Ontario commlMlon, generally supporting the practice of this province, con- tended that textbook readings are "trailblazing experiences" for young pupils and conduct- ed that "insofar as may be practicable, the trailblazirtg for pupils below the univer- sity level should be done by Canadian textbooks written by Canadian authors." RELEVANCE "Canadian pupils will find the greatest relevance in ex- amples that they can rec- ognize from past experience or anticipate encountering in their future the commissioner declared. In line with that point at view, more and more books are being written here par- ticularly for Canadian au- diences, even when the au- diences are small. The Northwest Territories, for example, has developed a series of reading texts that portray Indian and Eskimo children in familiar situa- tions, such as this description of ice fishing: "Tendi is dropping the hoofc into the water. The hoofc is made from an otter rib bone. The fish line is made of cari- bou sinew. Something is on Tendi's line. Tendi is pulling the line. A big trout is com- ing out of the hole." NATIONALISM In another example of what many regard as a new aca- demic nationalism, the high school in Port Colborne, Oat., early this year staged a Can- ada Day and invited the country's leading novelist and poets to conduct seminars for students and teachers, who came from miles around. The new appreciation of Canadian literature reflected in that program has caused the blossoming of so-called Can Lit courses in high schools and colleges from coast to coast, filling what used to be a virtual cultural avoid. Good news REGINA (CP) weekend of wet weather over much of the province has helped retard an expected outbreak of grass- hoppers, Cliff Barrett, pest con- trol specialist with the depart- ment of agriculture, said to- day. Mr. Barrett said the rain wfll slow the rate of development and retard hatching. It also will increase growth of vegetation and keep the grasshoppers feeding in the immediate area of their egg beds rather than have them move into areas. 50 years behind the times. OtD GOT IT? GOOD FOR YOU! Palm Dairies United ;