Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Breakthrough in Moscow True summit meeting evolved in Moscow H is true lli.U Hie rc- rtMUly nmdmli'il in .Moscow limiting llie slrult'L'.ic nuclrar arms of holli liic U.S.S.'lt. mil! liic I'.S. is [nil ol holes. Tiic Ilircal ol nuclear war has mil been elimnnled. lint Ihc very fad dial Ihc heads nl Uvo .supcr-puuers liavo mcl on the Foil "l one in" lliem, ;iml in full of I In- tvilirc world liavc agreed Ihal the. nuclear race must come lo an end. is It does not mean pence, it does not mean an OIK! lo idci'l'yavil rivalry; it docs nol mean on the many issues ivhich'divule Ihe Russians nnil 1UH il vuiild lake a I'Viiic 01' ik't-pcsl dye In deny Mimclhini: .-iciiiiiciiiit occurred v.licn Ihe inosi nalions ('ii eiir'li. y.'iih a loim iiistory oi billcr nvi'ln Ihcin. linve conic lo Ilio point whore llie necessities of peace override Hie fear (it dcslrue- tion. N'o doubt the economic burden lor both powers spurred the conclusion of Ihe agreement. II occurred against a background of prediction that Hie meeting would never lake place on schedule, if at all, because each ol the powers lias been feeding llie military machine of rival nations en- gaged in bitter war in Indochina. This is a breakthrough in Ihc cli- malc of suspicion and hatred, an event which would have been un- thinkable only a lew years afio no cure-all, but al llie very least a concrete affinnalion Ihat rival poli- tical ideologies can co-exisl. and even help one another in peaceful pro- jocls which will forever influence lhe progress of mankind. Conservationist victory rvalicjiisl.i evervv. jiore w i i I great deal of heart from the i me Alberta government l Village Lake on'iei! Minu'V inlerests ihere can be dices ivlici'C liic I.oitise do ni! hope ti i.-, nnianuered may re- sui! in victorv for conservationists. 'Ihere was undoubtedly consider- able meril in ll'.e Village Lake Louise proposal. The attractiveness in terms of linaneial rc-lurns to the province in addition to what would accrue lo [lie hail an undeniable ap- peal. Bui other considcralions were judged to have priority. Chief those considerations was Ihc need to know more accur- ately Hie pressures Ihe project would put 'on tlie environment. Too many things have been nndcrlaken in Ihe past, witlionl such awareness and Ihe results been undesirable in some instances and disastrous in others. It may seem incongruous for a i 'onsen-alive government to have prevented a irce enterprise project from proceeding. Conservatism has traditionally favored business being unhampered Ijy government inter- vention and regulation. But the warn- ings about the consequences of con- tinued exploitation of Ihe environ- ment are g'iung politicians of all stripes cause to pause and some- times revise philosophies. Complicating the decision regard- ing the Lake Louise project has been the consideration of the purpose of national parks. In a sense this actual- ly simplified Ihe matter for the Al- berta government inasmuch as it could appeal to this as having pre- cedence over any traditional stance it might be expected to assume. 'Iliis docs nol necessarily close Ihe door for all lime on dcvclopmenls Mich as Village Lake Louise. Further research may show that such develop- ment, is not inimical lo Ihe, intention behind the designation national parks. In the meantime it is reassur- ing to have a government be cau- tious in an area of great public con- cern. She was singing in English Malnutrition is Hie chief factor conlribuling to Ihe fad that children under Ihe age of account for GO per cent ol' the deaths in the develop- ing world, compared with Ihe Cana- dian rale of 5.5 per cent. .Malnutrition suffered a lend- er age may lead io severe and per- manent irental retardation. Some of Ihe .'-relics of Alriean children being Ircalcd al a hosp'Uil bnill with Cana- dian assistance ln Xairnhi, Kenya, arc shocking In say the least. Or. A. II. professor of ped- iatrics at the University ot Calgary, was one ol llie doctors working at Hie hospital. lie showed a film of Ihe children lo delegates attending the Canadian Save The Children Fund annual meeting in Banff re- cently. One scene was a boy eating his own fingers in the actual sense of the word. Another was of a girl, waved her arms 22 hours a day directing traffic and an or- chestra. One tiling which no one could explain was Ihat this girl who did nol. know .English was singing songs in perfect English. Every day, 'children in the world die of hunger. Yet in North America overproduction is still Ihe most serious farm problem. ANDY RUSSELL Energy limited "pXPLOITATlON of natural resources to America been tlic pattern of industry replacing what was. a few short years ago, a much 'ess sophisticated way of life. We are a gadget society inclined to treat our country as m unlimited source of many tilings required by our way of life, putting us the highest energy users in the entire vorld. lAploilation is the name of Ihc gi'iTie; expansion and growth, the for- mula by "hicli we hope (o nuiint.iin Die rising spiral of a life .system. And in our hurry, fimlaslie wasle is the price we pay. How long can continue such profligate is a question posed myst Ihink- mg It is a question labell- ed as niter profanity too many of oiir loader.s. Inii Conner or Ir.UT one lliat lias lo nc fuced and answered honestly with Airi'ady iiu.1 smudges rf pvo- n'iislin.ili'jii lo We are irenling our fossil fiuM as beiny lanv Ihat we afford in go on spending them v.ithoul much thought of will do rinding subslilules Ihey ai-e gone. Here in Alborui. con- sidered io bt; Ihc ,-ouree of energy .inung .'rrc fix- i considerable coul rked out. Most of our potential lifeimie of Ihat. our rich liave dcfinilr limiia- feu inil'-.s the and man is literal- ealiiu: himself out of liou.'c- anrl home by reason uf a .slave lo his own clinics. ltd wish lo be cur.sed by our fnr our profligalc 11 Mciu far ploitation of pm-. I'-pMtk'iit Xixon r.'iiue lo jUo.scnw ;j.s ;i Inn; believer iu lhe llit'm-y standoffish impersonal i'ela- lionii, a kind of loveless mar- riai.'.L1, represented I lie best v.ay lo deal with (lie1 Russians, lint iiftcr a week in town th.'it view changed l'> 'lie- point where l he House flacks been pushing slnrics ex- pressing a kind of chum- mincss between Mr. Nixon and I I) c Soviet, parly secrclary, Leonid Brezhnev. For belter or worse, Mr. Nixon has now entered into per- sonal relations willi the Russian lenders. And tliaL development transcends in imporlmico ilio formalizing of specific agree- ments. The best evidence of Mr. Nixon's negative altitude to- ward matey relations with Ihe Soviet leaders springs from his actions. On every major issue arms control, on European security, and on trade Mr. Nixon carefully arranged lo ap- proach the Russians from a po- sition that caused Moscow to do the asking. To pul a further .squeeze on Ihe Russians, be cultivated the Chinese Communists and visit- ed r e k i n n ijufore coming Lo Moscow. In the same spirit he undertook major bombing of North Vietnam and the mining of its harbors on the very eve of his Moscow trip. The altitude implicit in Ihoso actions was made explicit, by Mr. Nixon at a White House re- ception held the nit-lit before lie left for the summit. At that re- ception, Hie president conlrast- Letfers to the editor Reflections on higher education difficulties reccnl fealure arliclr nil anticipated enrolment al UK- I" of L seems lo have succeeded in making the people in our com- munity of one of the dif- ficulties higher education is facing today. I estimate if a necessary step for reshaping higher education. But. if is only a step and I hope if grow to be a decisive force in the community for reconstruction of ideals in liighcr education. The enrolment problem is un- iversal throughout North Amer- ican universities. Even elemen- tary school enrolment is noted lo be on the decline. University level institutions are more severly affected not only by Ihe decrease in the number of high school gradu- ates, ivhich is anlicipjiled lo continue for Ihe next decade, but also by shifts in students' interests and chances in our society and work. This is not merely a reflection of (he pres- ent economic condition i n North America. liuL il i.-, more significantly r c I a I e d lo a change in their philosophy ol life University today is not taken as a social-economic el- evator by uhich one can aUam status and quick Many of I.''C' .'ladenis u m> come to university afler their experiences a'.vay from sc'.iool, r'-'inons'rMe llv.t il is beneficial to go Ibrougb such o process. 1 liiiuk li.ey are vise and fact Uir.t Die I: ill I. has a bilge number of Ihese slurieiiis is a significant and liopulul sign. Since Ihe beginning of Ibis century Ihere hrs a Ircnd loward higher eduealion lor a population, not just for lite privilegerl v.lio bacl lo for tlie sake of maintaining their Mains a s eliies. 0 ir advanced lion reiiu.res a large number of educaled fur Us operation and survival. Thus the (rend v.as inevitable II. is ackniraleued Ihal Ihe irlra of Mains i> Mill icida-. one miglii have nolieed in Inn Herald ai'lido. Al Ihe lime, houcver. the decline of such an arisloeralu: scnlimenl. is undeniable. liuivcr.'.iiics n number of changes m Ilio past and are slill in process of changing, Ihough jierhaps not fast enough llul any ehaniTe or developuieiil en- a !MI of cf- cly. The U of L was even con" reived and created as a spear- head in necessary experiments for the change. The general decline in enrol- ment i.s DIG young gen- eration's way of saying that they want universities t o be wore relevant to life. Iron- ically, tiie drop in enrolment causes financial dificulties which in turn hampers Ihe nec- essary developments. But uni- versities cannot afford to fall in meeting the demands of the young generation. For failure cause further decline in en- rolment. It might even result in the death of education as a meaningful element in our so- ciety. Financial support, in view of Ihe light economic situnlion of society, is difficult. Therefore universities for is far less than llie cost of enlcrla.in- ment, alcoholic beverages and cosmetics. The construction cost of a single commercial jet plane (or two hundred pas- sengers is more than that of operating a small university such as the U of L which serves more Hum tnurlccn hun- dred people for a year. Although the univcrsily needs financial support, it needs the moral support of the commun- ity even more. Here anyone ho is concerned can be of great help. If are lo provide our next generation u'itli some future, not much worse than wliat we enjoy now. it is cssen- lial that we direct our efforts into eonMruction of n viable .system of higher education. S. KOUNOSU History has habit of repeating its Lasi Friday evening provided flnolhor oppojlunily to view the of the Gods." During llie program I no trouble visualizing hundreds of Alber- ta n.s crouching on Ihc edges of their .seats, gaping m ini'iiL at the many considera- tions brought forward by ibis fc.Tliire clocumenlary, fn ils in- itinf nnpcnrant'r it had south- ern A Iberia and verily, all of Canada, buzzing i t h excilc- An interesting point for (his knowledge h.'is nevci' boon hidden. ;ir.d many books are available on Ihc .subject. In ad- dition, i lie Kck Masters have nevrr licsilaled in pointing out to wl'.o listen, nnd have, Ihat man de- bis technology and rocketry stifficienlly enablo him lo vi.sil the other planets, be would find ruins left by an earlier Tlic re- mains nf colonies eslnblished (here some years ago by AM.iiilc.in nice. Lyinp between present: clay Norlh America anrl Africa, ex- londing northward lo Brit- ish Isles, perhaps beyond, Iho jnighly, .sprawling empire of Atlantis once flourished. A land of much controversy sliroudod deep in mystery, now all but forgotten, it was Ihc home of unbelievable t e c h n i c a 1 ad- vancements .some to 20, 000 years ahead of our own. Once the centre of Ihc world's commerce, ils capital and un- disputed ruler, it met an ig- noble end. Tom b y earth- quakes, racked wi'ji dc-vnsln- Ling destruction, in Hie "Flood" of the scriptures, it. succumbed lo Ihc sea. Ilencalh Ihe uncon- coriK'd Ailnnlic, buried in debris and sediment of count- less generations, he the re- mains of this once proud and happy nation mule testi- mony to the folly of man, What were llie cirrumslauces leading lo its ultimate breakup and destruction? That an ad- vanced, all-powerful and seem- ingly invincible, thriving civili- zation could vanish Irom Iho face of Ihe earth lo slip into oblivion? Many theories have arisen, as many ycf for the discerning eye, it is readily apparent. The At- lanlcans had mrnle ;i Iragie er- ror. A colossal blunder, in that Ihey had forgotten or perhaps had chosen lo ignore a Minplu (lie universe. "For every yclion there is an opposite and equal reac- is I ho one lo which I refer Well known in physics, and widely accepted relative lo our physical world, yet man, over-raling his impor- his be- lievc.s himself oul.side or super- ior to iis riieijiles. Once he i.s rapidly forgclling Hint all worlds, all universes and all within Ihcm are subject to its included We all e and move sur- rounded by n magnetic atmos- phere, only returning what, it receives. Could this be Iho cjni.se1 of many of mans' mal- adies? Tin1 reason all of us, one lime or another have suddenly been .struck by one (lisasler nllcr nnalhar? In ra- pid succession seemingly o u t o f a clear blue sky for no ap- parent reason: Whore Ibis civilization bo l.ono years from now? Beneath sand dune? Tlic slime o[ wliich son? The muck of wliieb ocean? Nol al all a pleasant Iboimht. yd a loounnj: proba- liilily. AL DKNECKY cd the sulxslance at stake in Ms Moscow vi.sil with Ihe insub- stantial nature of the summit meetings held wilh the Rus- sians by Presidents Johnson, Kennedy and Eisenhower. Mr. Nixon flatly disparaged Iho Spirit of Glassbwo, the Spirit of Vicuna, and the Spirit of Ge- neva. But hours after he Iiit Moscow Mr. Nixon plunged into a private tetc-a-tetc with Mr. Brezhnev. Thai first session was apparently not altogether jovial. Even so, the gelting-lo- know-cach-olher process con- I inucd. The six-hour session Wednesday night at Mr. Brezh- nev's dacha outside Moscow made it clear Ihat a certain j-ypport had been established. One reliable, high-ranking So- viet diplomat said flatly; "The leaders have taken this affair out of the hands of their sub- ordinates. They arc making their own decisions out much reference Lo what was planned before.'' On Ihe American side, Iho hull-a-dozcn House spo- kesmen who have been in con- stant suddenly be- gan switching from emphasis on the ann's-Iength, business- like character of Use negotia- tions lo the sentimental side of Ihc talks. One story they circu- lated, which suggests that Mr. Ilrczhnev had been taking les- sons in small Lalk from Mr. Nixon, had the Soviet leader ap- proach a junior member of the pmsident's staff. "He looks like a fine young Mr. Brezhnev is sup- posed to have said to Mr. Nixon. "How old are Mr. Brezhnev (hen asked the staff aide. "Thirty-one, the aide replied. "He's a fine young Am- Mr. Brezhnev is then supposed lu have said, turning bacli to Mr. Nixon. Trivial as that story may .sound, it had true importance for the accords at Ihe heart oC Die til os co negotiations last week. By ilself, llie signing was not all that important. The doc- uments could have been work- ed out at lower levels and for- malized in more routine ways, The ay.vemenls lake on spe- cial importance precisely be- cause there is a spirit of standing behind them, a mutual comprehension between Mr. N i x o n and the Soviet leaders [hat goes beyond signatures on pieces of paper by tough guys. Consider, for instance, the crucial matter of arms control. The basic agreement puts a limit on building defence againsl nuclear weapons Ihe anli-batlislic missile, or ABM. The theory is Ihat if neither side has a good nuclear de- fence, neither side will have any incenlive to go on building fancier and fancier offensive weapons. But that theory will not ap- ply, if there is abiding mistrust between the parties. Self-denial on offensive weapons, Llie next logical step in Ihe arms control talks, can go forward only in a gontl atmosphere. Similarly in trade. All that has been arranged so far is an understanding about ways to promote commerce belwcen Hussia and America. Any fur- ther progress depends on a spirit of willingness. European affairs come under Ihe same proviso. The basic border settlement worked out in the treaties on Germany and Berlin needs to be endorsed on a very wide basis. Hence the proposal for a Eu- ropean security conference. But such a conference can yield rc- sulls only in an atmosphere ol understanding. Finally, ihere is (he matter of Vietnam. Hanoi is very much ils own master, and there was never a clmncc that Washing- Ion and Moscow could strike a deal that would engage Iho Norlh Vietnamese. But the agreement lo disagree reached here is better than the total mistrust on Vietnam which ob- lainerl between Washington and Moscow before the president came here. all this means is that (here lias hcon a true summit meeting hern in Moscow. It lias not been a merely formal sign- ing of previously ngrccd-upon documcul-s, nor (be kind of cnld blooded trading session Mr. N'ixon had in mind. A spirit has been Spirit of Moscow, and because of that j-piril Ihe agreements formal- ized here have real significance n.s slops toward n safer world. (Field Kiitri'priKps, Inc.) Recently The Herald publish- ed an arliele by Mr. Trrenco Morris in which lie commented on the views of Don Stewart including that of 100 per cent achievement of learning goals hy Mudenls. To my knowledge, niuf that of five department beads from Churchill llij'.h School who were prr-ml, Mr, was not in alien- da f in: nl (lie .seminar. 1 invite Mr. Morris to attend. as an observer, a .similar sem- innr at. Winston Churchill Iligli School, August 22 and 23 in order that he, may place tho published newspaper accounts in conk'xl. and know what ho, is talking about. JAMKS V.. AXnEHSUN, As.siManl Principal, Unison Churchill .Sclionl. tlic Lethbridge Herald 7th St. S., Lethhridne, Alberta no. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published HHto-lito-l, by lion. W. A. BUCHANAN SiVmrl Cl.v.s Mnll RpfiKtrflfl lln> C.inndi.-.n ,inii Ihc C flnri tho Audit fl.ro W MOWERS THOMAS H. APAMS, Gcnrr, li-n n Hnily WIL HAY 'THE HI.RAID StRVES THE SOUTH"