Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Dr V D. dnTflur of the FDA bureau in T'linis, that if food was re- quired lo IT In'ally Mire "ihere would he no fcrd in Stales.1' Ti'.i> is a legible to say (o Cana- Jitin-. jiisi reUirned from Faster llo'i'ia.1 m SUiie.x in t'.inad.i have ah', known Hint llu: urn1 eoii'amiraled oili- er iMij'ii: ill--. for in- sl.-i.mv. anil 'en hinney. lini i' neuv 0'ii' v.hai our the VS., bul iniiD.n 'M .n a l.i'c mil nf my tavonle Am, niv jnv.s liili v.lini f i-riiiciiiher llial Mie '-'.I ili'iii.-i hsUd alp.ri'i. iln- KDA Iiotim with chm inM-f t ami MI- b r i' In f.i-.lc [lie era panning lovingly across the hidden hut unavoidable defects caused by insects, ro- dents, parasites, mold and rot. Not while I'm eating. What a blessing it is to live in Canada, wliLvrc tlie federal authorities in charge o[ fnod and drugs have said nothing about, sccre! limits in the amount of natural filth allowed in our food supply North of the -jfHh parallel, no insect parts foul the vieluals. Canadian insccl.s know IKMY lo hanj.; onto I heir parts. About nil fcces enriching our prairie flour no way. Canada's raLs arc LoileL- Iniinwl. When Ihey hear Ihe call of nature Ihey nip out of the elevnlor Ihc prain alar, dingaling and go bifjs in a B and 0 hoxear. V.'ilh Ihe tourist season almost upon us, ue Canadians should avoid sounding smug, to Americans, about Ihc purity of our fund compared to Ihe niuek they masticate on their home Grounds. Lei's have Ihe Yani.s 10 dinner wiihoul, any n[ Ilie ''How does 11 uitbout Ibe mouse Those people, have enough problems with- out our nibbing it. in about their paling nihlu-h. io Mr, American Tii'irkd food is nn more, impure Ihan thai )inu csM'd al home. "The eiage home r do no beller." I Iboughl llial the American lumir ahil ihp Ainerifan inolher beaming hci1 home-made pickles, was al least its UIK oniaininalcfl as rnir brniul. I v.'HidiT w hat our .'-ecrel is'.' I don't want Ui know it. f just, like lo wonder. Like, 1 vnndrr vhy nn lungiT In eall it C.'iiiiidian grub. A new 'Munich' or the road to peace? Millions of h'i> president, Xivon s ii i! lo the Soviet I's'inn, fully ai-'crpl- I he, pn- I'lriil'.s clriracu'i'- of it a-, "a journey fin1 pearo." vinw ncu- ments and ads ct' c'lMipi-ni'ion ;is m'sLui'CK nl nv men acutely awaiT Ihe perils lo humanily in ('id event of mili- tary fonriiel lir-iv.'eeii Hiu great super puwrrs. applaud Mrps Irj slow down an CUT arms race thai hulh naliom of iTSonrw-s c. can IUM.' sij-'.hl. oi Ihe Iroubk's IK-MIL; cdoke-d up Jor the president hv Ainerir'iiis Lo be hi.s I ton I brollies. 'liic> hare begun a m n j o r (T.nipninn lu make Americans hnlk-vo thai, Mos- cow has become the new nidi" where ;Mr. Ni.xon making "an oulrifiliL tiilt lo the .Soviet Union, bebtov, upon this Communist eoio.ssns IHI- C'leiir -superiority for years and years to come lu one stroke Ihe United SUncs per- manently remove I he IHR lour umbrella of protect ion it has extended to our allies and our own iinrvival into grave as well." That quotation is from the 27 issue of Human Ev- rr.ls, a consur vativc journal v.-hich i.-, lealurint! alarming allegations that the SALT A r in s Limitation) negotiated with the viilually uives world domination lo the Soviets. Preside] 11 Nixon and his ad- have a Lime these allegations iC to secure Senate rati- ficalion of the Ircaly portion Die: I hi man EvenLs charges, for rxamrJc. (hat the agreement Allmv (he Soviets "to sur- pass the United Stales in both Ihc number of nuclear subs and sea-based offensive mis- siles by approximately 50 pep cent." "Allow the Soviets Lo have land-based ICBMs, while (lie United States land-based offensive missile force would be fixed at ils present level. If the Soviets by somo whim choose not to cash in their SS-7s and 8s [or subs, their lead in land-based offen- sive missiles would increase by approximately 200 more." Create a situation where, once the Russians match U.S. warhead technology, the So- vieLs would have the "capac- ity to rain at least five times as many warheads upon the United States as we will be UT1LE E'f AND WEIL GO A'rifAO WITH NWH OPERATION M able lo imtaish upon the So- viet Union." M a n y oilier conservative groups (prodded by Pentagon arc moving, liko Human Events, lo portray Mr. Nixon as a Nevillo Chamber- lain who has naively agreed "lo freeze the United Slates into a poslure of nuclear inferiority." This propaganda campaign will have impact in the Scnafo and elsewhere because of lin- gering American distrust of any agrcemenl Ihe Soviets based on an as- sumption, ill-founded perhaps, that the Communists are trick- ier and more devious negotia- tors than any non-Communists. Yel, these rightist assaults on the president will not pre- vail, primarily because not. even Mr. Nixon's most fervid political enemies can conceive of liis negotiating a "nuclear sellout." The significance of the arms and oilier agreements made in Moscow really hinges on an area of discussion about which we will be told very little, if anything: What u n (1 e r standing did Nixon and Brezhnev come to regarding wars of liberation? Every rule of logic suggests that Mr. Nixon must have said lo Brezluiev that the Soviet Union cannot go on expanding her world power by supporting proxy wars while smiling at and co-operating with Uie Uni- ted Slates in olhsr areas. Ho must have lold Ihc Soviel lead- er lhal if the Soviet Union con- tinues, as it has in Vietnam, to support military insurrec- tions, then somewhere some- day (in Thailand, Chile or else- where) the two great powers will wind up in conflict. U is beyond reason to expect Brezhnev fo publicly renounce supporl of such wars. Bui did he lell Nixon privately that tho Soviel Union, loo, has learned a lesson in Vietnam which it does not wish lo re-learn? If there was an understand- ing on wars of liberation, tho arms agramenl can indeed be a gianl slep away from Ihe nu- clear holocaust. In the absence of such an understanding the arms pact could lie mera graveyard gamesmanship. (Field Enterprises, Inc.) Letters to the editor University of Leihbiidgc is uniquely different By s L r i c in I lie crilici.sm of Ihc i p. the those vicus AvoiiM iiin-l to Uv phii thri since all jT.-.kmnin's coffee finrl xincc laurnnls nhvinusiy -vill Jarger .selection, ii neco folhnvi, lliiiL Iherc is poinl in poing iit ;i Miiu lauranl.. nf nibi prothicL, service. aU.ilude, s u c h a.s ii) 1 .sepms :'i Lhe ralelv ;i ''al given iiy inff a numbur oi' pcop iiL-ynr boen ll-.-vc rii inoi'eu1. er, inleniion uf J c a n 11 I aircj'il "inenii" i-, Ih-'; f X1 c- lo .'i be sure, il i-. .-HI iLiVifj Kic'crritinri, l.'.u iif-i one. I! v.-ouM 'j true Lo lias nu Si is linlnk1 in in-n U of L has lems. One in 111 the the fact that the is KTcnl an eni'j lament, imivcmly ami of that c'm.scquunlly much nf Ihc I'M'.'i'd. (if pro if IT s fa- liar nf rjiirs in I hi- On ibr lik'-Iy nliur hand, is available 'il prrynit is in Ihc con- linued support of llu1 sarii'ly-at- res- liiruo. Smnll ininx-rsiiics ar1.! a pnrliciilfiriy In [ur.iions in Ic'.c-l nf -r any I'Hid political c-ti m e s innns'iin. :1 fur i.'xaiapli'. dil- iiiy of fit-ullies invoked 'n a jn- iii-oa.riini ol aimo- .studies the J muling is (i I.-IIM. on n ca" !vi--is a iliroupli fi'onl floor in the previous c: v. I v j v.iia mr.ny hu.sinc.-'-rnoii could operate a multi- million dollar business under a siir.ilar sy.-1i.'ni. On 1'K1 oliier hand, there is irnifh ili.'il is positive to he .said jihc.-i iht: I' of L. The first uni- v.rre formed by the in n r i- or less spontaneous lordlier of scholars js'if! so lhal they could iii ore i-rrjeiively pursnn their and research interests. Ti-c rch aiilapes of close con- v.illi ore's inlellectual col- h.'.C'irvs and :nperiors far out- Die Ihnilnd possihililics r-i' in loin! isolalion. i.'i1" niiitnie feature of tlic T.' (if i> lhal in Us statement oi and in the leg- 'linl imiilenients the Ihe miiversily ap- more closely Die l-y ciT.pc ;ii iiil nr vi-ry -ion by Tin.- llnvla1. I ix-ior tn jiS-uiii .-luariu .in; po.-iiiv aciiic1 oK i-1-. imiuTMiy. pn v-aliail, M i :'i; I nnr MI' n poi i Tl t [iTaM MI alinui l lie univirsiiy (an infji lead MR1 (o hi lieu- Th'- ;ia. in i.-, no Ion Mir (-'iiicL-nu-il v.nh Ihr uiii'-'i -'-ilv i'i n ci- lal v, if h l'.i> i "luiniaa1'--, il (-.lanli.-liinc'iil o1 I'cTirr it ia- 1 r-i- lin'i 'I..- li-'-i.ild and c indrrd I our :-d v av in pa -i i.i aiif! li-.nl- ivjM.-ahli- .1 inr. v a' a iii time V, lien 11 r.iniid In- y urn-, lo air. run1 mm iTa1-! TII i-; the uinvi-i ifv lh.il ihi-, in- many piople who put in an ap- ot bank in ridge. Some from here r.iacle applicalions al Calgary borrowed money ret shai'r- 'rhc sceoild ex- aa.r.in ix enpTd h c n the f '-i Tar Sands deben- ture on sjle. There were I.-, el" lined up aL iy Alberla. The en- :i.T out in about i !i i iiiduale a people iif.v illni- io invest if they get a elianre Tiie l-.ey 13 i'fi-a: I'iiie In lime, hear iiivr -dm nt opportunities be- in-; iilii-ud firsl 111 Ihc Amcri- i .in Ij-i. Tins is probably naliiral v.illi so much of cur nalicoi ouned by United cDinpaniu.s. If an Ameri- can cuninaijy a n I s lo rai.so capilal, it first, i ,.1-icc i'j ii-; people. With Inj'h of U.S. I) e r e, arc in a liad Mluahoii. 'I'liis whole prob- jji'i'ds lo be e.xamineil i tf e liindninenlal I'Miili-ni in a national In pnliey Ihe polili- i a v.liM nid.i on money, i M, I .S. eonipanirs lo i i n a u e c lii-> eleclinii cam- i can expect lo do oilier ihan and speech i I nijirliiiv, innsl in- people into positions .iiilli'ii iiy if aro not lo iiirllu iijil and our ,i> ol life :.old out JIM Itl'HMCSS. spirit of the originEl universi- ties than any other North Am- erican university that 1 am aware of. To insist that the university is a "Mickey Mouse" place se- riously misses the point of U of Li's existence. More cor- rectly, it would be fairer lo say that the university offers, among other things, "Mickey Mouse" degrees, if you want one. If you are interested only in a good average, and want, a "cheap" decree with the mini- mum of effort, then this is the place to come. If you want someone to tell you "take Uiis course, you are not. allowed to lake these two courses, now in- hale and, at a signal from the dean, exhale, etc." then don't bother coming to the U of L, If on the other hand, you are se- rious about the responsibilities of being a student, are really interested in searching out new knowledge, and are a spiritual descendant of the members of the original university commu- nities, then you will have no better opportunity lo realize your goals and potential than at the I) of L. The key in the preceding is opportunity. Wo do not have a "Mickey Mouse" university o r programs; w e only Lave "Mickey Mouse" stu- dents. In a university such as the U of L where mature, thoughtful, and independent ap- proaches to the construction of a course of studies is encour- aged, there is no way lo elim- inate the "Mickey Mouse" type .student from the true student. Lest the wrong impression bo gained, let me hasten to add that it has been my pleasure and privilege to work with a number of truly amazing peo- ple, people who are students in the best sense of the word. Ul- timately, the opportunity hero at the U of L is the student's; whether or not you end up witli a meaningful degree or a "Mickey Mouse" degree is com- pletely up to you. As far as the point of a university education, the degree you receive or tho title after your name is really as meaningless as your final "average" and as relevant as the annual rainfall in Lcth- bridgc. What is important is what you "got out of it" and what you arc able lo do with "it." No one, 1 am sure, will se- riously maintain that the solu- tion to the world's problems is a graduate (no matter what the university) with 30 courses in sociology, 15 in mathematics, some m history, antliropology, etc. and a high final What is absolutely crucial, how- ever, if our society is to gross, and this is the whole point of a university education, is the existence of individuals in the society with Ihe ability to think creatively, in an orig- inal fashion, and independently but nevertheless with discipline and with a willingness to con- tribute to the society, both in general terms and in their area of specialization. If it is this Ihat yon want and expect from a university, then the U of L offers unique opportunities oC achieving these expectations. When I was finishing work 011 my degree and was in the pro- cess of seeking employment for the following year, this univer- sity is one of the places that I visited. Prospective faculty wore given, at that lime, a small booklet describing the U of L entitled "Trv Something I did, and the U of L is. Compared with other uni- versities that I've seen, the U of L is uniquely different. To the ''real'1 sludcnls. I extend Hie invitation lo share with me the "something different" lhal, the U of L has to offer. Re- member, however, that ulti- mately the end result of the ex- periment is up to you. DR. F. ,1. PAPP, Assislnnt. Professor MaMiemnlical Sciences, University of Lelhbridgc, The Letkbrtdge Herald 504 7th St. S., Lelhbridgc, Alberta LETHBUIDGE HERALD 00. Proprietors and Publisher! Published 1905 -1-05-1, by Hon. W. A. 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