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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 lilt LhlHBRIUGS HtHAlu SciK'illriy, Mciv '1.1, Mr. Smith's fury The thorny lihoclesiim question is back lo square one. What next? There seems to be little doubt Unit sanctions will continue, Hiis lime with very much bigger tcelli than they had before. Tbere are [hose who oppose sanc- tions as a political pressure tool be- cause, they argue, "they don't work." In Ihe case of Rhodesia, sanctions have not brought down Mr. Smith's "overmnenl, but Ilicy have achieved a good deal more than white Rno- desians will admit. Sanctions have hurl the Rhodesian economy badly by cnamrasunu, internal opposition, aiul foctidiii.H "'Drill concern on Hie plight of the black majority. If it had not been for sanctions Mr. .Smiln HOtilil not have been forced lo nego- tiate vnlh the I'.nUsh in HM would not have been denied access lo world money markets and In- would not be. as he ih now, crucially short of foreign exchange There has been a sharp curtailment dl while immigration and an in- creased emigration of vomit; white Rlindesians who see little future for them under existing conditions. The Rhodesian government, in its al- IcmpL to paint a rosy picture of the economy, points out that exports have increased, but it fails lo show I lie other side of (he cam-as which is nothing shod of disastrous. Im- ports have increased in about hui and a half limes the figure El the starl of the rebellion, because of the desperate need for ra-.v materials and replacements. No counlry can continue indefinitely wilh this ad- verse trade balance. Even a higher capital inflow winch comes mainly from South Africa cannot cancel i( out. 11 is a bleak forecast, and no one knows it belter Ihan Mr. Smith, who is now faced wilh Ihe necessity of finding ways and means to persuade Britain and oilier UN members lo slop Ihe use of sanctions. It is highly unlikely thai he will nit-el wilh success. There is bound lo be tremendous pressure lo find and means of tightening sanc- tions, such as confiscation of em- bargoed floods Irom Rhodesia on Iheir arrival al porls of destination. A I'.S. court has cuiTenlly under con- sideration an application for an in- lerdicl against L'.S. companies im- porlin" Rhodesian minerals and a of I'.S. senators has sel in motion Ihe process of rescinding Ihe llyrd amendment which allows Rho- desian chrome lo enter the I .S. Above all Ihcre is bound lo be tremendous pressure by Lhe African nations in (he for lightening Ihe economic vise against Rhodesia. They have Ihe ammunilion and Ihey are not going lo be reluctant lo use it. Prime Minister Smith is enraged. The fact is that he was forced, be- cause of economic conditions in Rhodesia brought about by the ef- fects of sanctions (which he refused lo admit) to accept the Pearce com- mission imestigalions. .Me had not expcded Ihe result he gol and now his only recourse is lo persuade those nalions who oppose him not to prose- cnlc Ihe sanctions war. Wagers are ten lo one lhal he won't be success- ful. Weekend Meditation The Holy Spirit is no subject so much discussed in religious life. For some it is a source of joy and enthusiasm, for others it is a thing of fear. Many people ara afraid ot having their established ways bro- ken down, of having strange new mani- festations of faith, of having lo adjust themselves lo new creeds and new ways of thought and living. The Holy Spirit has always been violent, overturning institutions, upsetting tradi- tions, transforming men, an unpredicalable mighty force thai transforms the total life of a community or a people. The Holy Spirit shaped the world out of chaos, in- spired artisls and musicians, buill cathed- rals, drove prophets out to the desert and back again to communities and platforms, inspired revolutions, empowered leaden, and so in the Old Testament Ihe word for spirit and wind are Ihe same. The spirit was a supernatural power associated wilh God which in Christian thought became personified. In the awe-inspiring vision of Ezekjel mankind is pictured as in 3 Death Valley, lifeless and merely dry bones, until God's Spirit raised him from despair. "Thus saith the Lord God, come from the four winds 0 breath that they may live." Nothing good is done without the Spirit says Zachariah, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, ealth the Lord of Hosts." All through the Old Testament the Spirit of God meant wisdom, truth, vitality, cour- age, leadership, and health. When the Spirit of God was with Gideon and Samson they could do prodigies of valor and general- ship. Great artists like Bazaleel were in- spired by the Holy Spirit. The universe lay in darkness and chaos and the second verse of Genesis describes the crealivu Spirit of God bringing b'ghl and order. Jesus drew his authority from Ihe pos- session of this Spirit. "Jesus full of Ihe Spirit was led by the Spirit in the power of the Spirit The Spirit of Ihe Lord is upon me f cast out devils by the Spirit of God.'1 After the death, resur- rection, and ascension of Jesus the Spirit cajnc in new form and wilh new POWLT. Jesus promised the disciples, "Ye shall re- ceive power ofler that Ihe Holy Ghost is come upon you." All achievement in Ihe early church Mas credited lo the Holy Spirit. The Spirit enabled a man lo know and undcrsland Jesus. The Spirit led a man to God. The Spirit is a source of (lie new birth. "Except a man he horn of water and ot the Spirit ho cannot enter into the Kingdom of said Jesus. When Paul visited the Ephesians he mourned that they did not even know that there was such a ihing as Ihe Holy Spirit. Paul associates the Holy Spirit with oil power so lhal. he says that he is "strengthened wilh power through His Spirit in the inner man." He- pealedly Paul says that Ihc strongest man without the SpiriL is weak while the '.veak- esl man wilh Ihe Spirit becomes strong. II is through the Spirit that the graces and virtues of the Clirislian life are be- slowcd. "Die fruit of Ihe Spirit is line, joy. peace, patience, kindness, goodness, laillifuuH'SS, gentleness, self-control." The Holy Spirit brought relationship, unily and order. Behind all the diversities of com- nninily activity there had to be one Spirit. II is through the Holy Spirit that man is made a partaker of the divine nature. Thus man docs not achieve goodness of character by his own struggles but by con- stantly receiving and appropriating the lifa and power of Ihc Holy Spirit. The whole secret of the good life is re- ceplivcncss lo the Spirit. One sees this easily enough in ordinary life where all power (hat man has comes from the ap- propriation of some force of nature, but Paul and all Ihc other apostles maintained Ihat there one great force which lay beh'md all forces. The key to wisdom and every other virtue lay in receptivity to this power and the supreme unpardonable sin was rejection of the Holy Spirit. The source of all our disorder today is the lack of tha community which is only possible through (he Holy Spirit. Cruelty, ugliness, and divi- sion come with the rejecLioa of the Holy Spirit. All harmony, beauty arc the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are only pos- sible through Ihc Holy Spirit. Indeed Paul writing lo the Galalians and the Romans suggested that prayer is only possible when (he Spirit makes it possible. Unhap- pily there is a type of religious faith very popular today which discards Ihe discipline of hard thought and of prayer and the form of worship for a vague spirituality on which the emphasis is laid upon an en- of sensation ralher Ihan intense conlcmplalion and sacrificial Christian ac- lion. This is as much a mockery of true faith as the performance of charitable ac- tions without Ihe Spirit. The New Testa- ment leaching regarding Ihc Holy Spirit makes it clear Lhal Ihe Holy Spirit is per- sonal and divine, the third member of Hie Godhead with the Father and Ihe Son conlinually drawing mankind into the church or Ihe body of Chrisl, of the wor- shiping community, whose power and meaning can only be appreciated in u-or- ship. and Unly Spirit would progres- sively lead men into all truth. Prayer. Illumine our hearts 0 Holy Spirit that, ivu may understand the (ruth, Live the life of true love, walk in Thy light, and be transformed Into Ihc divine nature. i-'.S.M. Puzzled fly Hong alkrr A rtOUNTJ The. IIcraH It Is mm m on a In prolong Ihc dm they stood on knowledge (hat the librarian, Jnrlilh Walker, reacts startinRly-.-aml llms most salisfyingly to lirkling. 1 sually (ho action i.-, short lived .liidi i.hunls (Hit nl and alum.-.! mln n-bit. Jnu ilujbie i.nd (jcorjjc lioldir fnum! one day so she couldn't .mM" llw Minus- found hrr shoelaces ami why ,m ihat her -.burs and sweep Ihe Pearce report a blow to Conservatives LONDON Brilish foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas- Home refused lo accept defeat Tuesday in Ihe report of Hie I'carce Commission found his settlement proposals unacceptable to Hie Ilhodesian people. In a statement Lo Ihe House of Commons Sir Alec said a slark choice exists now between a compromise settlement not wholly satisfactory lo anybody and a rapid and complelc polar- ization of the races and the prospect of conflict. Everything Sir Aloe said im- plied recognition of continuing British responsibility to the five million Africans whose over- whelming rejection nullified the approval registered by a major- ity of Europeans. Asians and coloretls. Sanctions would continue unlil the British government could judge whether there v.'ji.s a chance of a satisfactory scllr: ment being reached. Vet since J.r Alec introduced his propos- als last Nov. 2j. he has empha- sized that Ihev were "fair ami hoiKirahk-" and were unlikely to lie open lo renegotiation. Sir Alec said the government believed lhal plenty of lime should be taken now for clarifi- cation and no door should be closed. Further indicating his refusal to accept "no" for an ansucr. Sir Alec said, "If there are lo be processes of consulta- tion inside Rhodesia they arc likely to take some lime and moamvhito the status quo will remain." Sir Alec made these com- menls afler being briefed by Sir Denis Greenhill, permanent un- dcr-secretary at the foreign of- fice, who took an advance copy of the Pearce Commission re- port to Salisbury and briefed Die Rhodcsian rebel leafier ]an Smith on its contents. There is bound lo be .speculation that Sir Denis brought back information which encourages Sir Alec to believe that doors are not all closed. After the Pearce rejection had become common knowledge here at the weekend, Bishop Muzoreua, leader of the African National Congress in Rhodesia, bad an unusual meeting with Sir Alec at the foreign office. In good spirits, an aide of said the Urilish gov- ernment had realized (hat it was right to extend the same courtesy lo the Africans as it had lo Mr. Smith. lie described the meeting as "the frankest, talk we have ever had with a Brilish minister." Alec will realize that on his initiative Africans for the first lime were encouraged lo participate en masse in Rhodo- sian politics. Their expectations were thus raised, including the belief that Britain had influence or even cnnlrol over their coun- try's destiny. In the circum- stances, Sir Alec could not in honor jettison the Ilbodesian issue. Opposition labor critic James C'nlhifilian made Hie pninl in an interview Tuesday. You could no! first give the Africans veto power over settlement propos- als, then on its rejection turn around and exclude them for participatilng in the alternative Mr. Callaghan suggested. "They must now be brought into the deal, surely." Sir Alec's decision lo keep sanctions going, ineffective as they may have been, will salisfy the Commonwealth. Common- wealth Secretary-General Ar- nold Smith warned here last week against dropping them DOW. Their long-range effect was "far from negligible." Rho- desia was desperately and in- creasingly short of investment finance, Mr. Smith said. Wilh the support of all cabinet colleagues, Sir Alec should have no problem politically until sanctions come up for annual renewal in the Commons. If they came to a showdown, the possible desertion of 30 right- wing rebels would be more than balanced by full Labor and Lib- eral parly support. His more delicate lask might be lo per- suade the party conference in October from following the Ihroaly right-wing voices which make a considerable impact on the conference. The commission, headed by distinguished British lawyer 'Good heavens! They've mined the hallway Lord Pearce with four mcu.- bcrs, reported that Africans be- Jicved British involvement in the future of Illiodesia should continue, existing ties should re- main. "We all but one team of commissioners commented to the same effect Africans in general re- tained a loyally to the crowj) and a belief in Britain's ability lo influence events in Rhode- sia." This loyalty contrasted with their mistrust of the motives and intentions of the Smith re- gime, the basic reasons, accord- ing to Pearce, for the African rejection. The majority were convinced thai the Smith government was committed to the perpetuation of while supremacy, despite a complicated system proposed for gradually increasing African parliamentary representation. The Lime Lo majority rule by Af- ricans was too long and too in- definite, the commission re- ported as the African belief. A majority also made the point that once independence was granted, neither Britain nor any other' country could inter- vene in what would then be the internal of a sovereign counlry. The blacks would be on their own, at the mercy of the white rulers. The report confirms that Ihere was intimidation among the African population aimed at getting a "no" answer. But [ha commission considers that would have been the response anyway. "We do not believe that (he Rhodesian government set out to intimidate anyone into accepting the proposals." The Africans believed sanc- tions should continue until the .Smith regime bad determined lo change its policy. Ineffective arid loo seleclive when they were imposed late in 1965, sanc- tions have been a sore point be- tween the parties in Britain and at the United Nations. The Africans are expected to follow their "victory" in Rhode- sia with increased pressure through the UN, the Common- wealth and London to make tha sanctions bite. As long as South Africa and Portugal refuse to co-operate and the United States ignores them for the conven- ience of buying chrome, their bite will be rather soft. The pos- sibility of a new Brtish-led campaign to increase their effectiveness cannot be ex- cluded. Although obviously disap- pointed, Sir Alec appeared to be buoyant in (he Commons Tues- day, if anything in belter form than when he advanced the posals in November. Periodic speculation about Sir Alec's fu- lure is bound to be revived. He is 58. When he made the propos- als it was widely assumed in London that he would retire with a final diplomatic triumph over Rhodesia. His commitment has always been simply to have one more try to succeed where the Labor government failed. Now that the settlement has eluded lu'm he may feel that his honor demands that he stay on for yet another atlempl. Shaun Herron Is post office run for employees or the public? T'M sure my postman 1 s a very nice man. The other day he left in my box a card in French and English in- forming me thai toys and other things lying about on the gar- den path are a hazard to him and my guests. The notice also said that these objects, and cracks in. the path, are a haz- ard to him and my quests. There is a picture on tha card of a postman Iwing chased up my garden palh by a dog and the postman's foot is about to land on a roller skate. Poor man. Now, the first thing I want to say is that nobody in my family roller-skates. The sec- ond is that we have no dog and we are all past Ihc stage of leaving our toys oul.sidc. In- deed, my attitude lo properly is such that we never did leave our toys out.sifle. Till it's nice of the post office lo bring Ihcso things to my attention. As for Ihe condition of my palh. it is hl'lter Ihan the con- dition of the street down whub Ihe poslman has lo walk to get, lo my path. Das Ibe post of- "irp sent a card lo Ihe public n-orks department telling them of the condition nf our On the other hand, I got nnother card (rom Ihe post of- fice the olhcr day. It said (hat my house had been empty when (hp. mailman tried lo de- liver two parcels and would I come and got them or would Ihey send them out at an extra charge of 23 cents per parcel? As Fred MMor says, I'm a ligh'vad. I went for them to save the 50 cents. While I was there an Indian preceded me at the wicket. II appeared thai he had come to town some time earlier and ar- ranged to collect his mail at General Delivery. When he had a settled address, he gave the post office his residence on a card which appears to be pre- scribed for that purpose. His mail was arriving at a differ- ent address. The conversation went like this: "I filled in the card with Ibis street and number on it but my mail is being delivered to a house down the street." The man behind the counter looked up a book. "But your name isn't here." "Even so, I filled in the form and my mail is being delivered lo Ibe wrong address "Bui il couldn't be. Your name isn'l here." "Then who is delivering my mail to this other "f don't know but your name I.sn'l The Indian turned lo me and .said, "ft must be a problem to while men, and walked away in despair. I got my two parcels [ho. form said two parcels and went nway. So They Say For nio there nrc Iwn grcnl, tilings in life, nnd Ihoy nrn fricml.sliip ;iml Leopold SLokuwski, on liis Bfllli All this was last week. To- day T got another card from the post office warning me that this was tile final notice that I was to come and pick up my parcels. So J plioned I lie number given on the card and lokl them I already hart Uie parcels and would they tell me why f was getting "FfNAL NOTICE" sort of cards from them and while they explained would they ask whoever was lo blame if there was hy chance a par- ed there for me and finally, if there w as and this was the first notice of it, why it was also fi- nal, with all Ihosc menacing tones? lie inquired. T here was a parcel for me. Then why was this a final nolicc? Well, it rould hn Hull. Die parrel was Ilicro last week and tlic man who sent the first card might have put two instead of Ihree parcels on il. .So I tolil him about Ihp Indian and asked if mayhc the post office had problems? H might he, he said and said also Ihat they'd send Ihe parcel out and wouldn't charge me Ihc 23 cents. There are one or two I'd like to say lo Ilio fellow who sent me Ihat original card about roller skalca nnd docs and pains: Do you think you could now arrange for my airmail letters from New York to cover that dislanre in loss Ihan five to eight days? Do you rould let me have my Sal unlay delivery liarksn Ihat Hie letters Hint fail to arrive in my box on Friday get to me before the following Wednesday? Do you think you could polish up the service in which a large envelope sent airmail and spe- cial delivery took a month to get to Los Angeles? Do you t li i n k you could ex- plain why I paid an average of four do'Jars each for four manuscripts to go out, air mail, in the same mail, lo New York, and they all arrived on differ- ent days the first in thrca days, the rest in order up lo a week later? Special Delivery? Do you think, in fact, thai you could start running tha ruddy post office for us and not for our employees? (Herald Special Service' Looking backward Tlirmitfli The Herald Cordon Cam pencil's oil well nt Kevin, Montana, IB miles soulli nf Ihc Alberta border, is a real producer. flporpc 0. Ross, Ibe "KJyinp who recently sold hi.s Hobin monoplane !o n norlhcrn business concern, has ordered anol her ship, A new Puss Molh from the dc- iliinland factory at. Toronto. Tin- iM.-igralh Mule Voice Choir concluded by .f. Orson ttndgtf was heard in a scries nf beauti- fully rendered numbers at (he evening service of Ibe LDS church Sunday nighl. Molorboals arc lo be allowed on Henderson Lake on Wednes- days. Saturdays and holidays, c.vf-ppl, on Sundays bchveen Ing hours of fl a.m. and D p.m. Lelhbridpc laundromat, owners, have won (heir fiphl. io stay on Sundays almost hand? down. Tlie Lethbridge Herald 501 Vlb St. S., Lrthbridgc, Albcrla LETHBIUDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Published 1H05-19H, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Clflii Mall Reglstrjitlnn No. 001? Mrmlier of Thr CnnntJInn nnrt Ihc fnnnrflftn Daily Publlsfiefs1 AssoclflJjfin and fho Audir Oifrfflu of ClrculaNoni Cl EO W, MOWERS, Eclllor (incl Publisher THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Mnhflgcr DON PILI INC, WILLIAM HAY NOY Mll.Ff. Manager Fflif K "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;