Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE IETHBRIDGE HEBALD Fiidoy, November 5. 1971 Amcliitka fallout The Amthitka tost is one issue, one problem. Tin.1 public hys- teria is a sep.ir.'te problem. There arc souTnl reasons why the lest should be riiiiL-ellccl. why it tion. Surely it is Mr. Nixon's duty not to stimulate unnecessarily the public I'riiiht. It almost appears that he is deliberately and sadistically aggravating the frenzy, the hysteria. L (I 111.f il UU, 'i i have been planned in By setting times for the blast, by should never Hie first plutT. Some of these have good scientific' support. Some are based on political and moral consid- erations. There are risks, unknown risks. President Mxon lias been advised Uiese arc minimal and do not jus- t.ify cancelling Hie lest, and he has accepted that advice, lie is in charge. The responsibility is his. In the present state of internation- al law. that is the way it must be. He knows the arguments against the test. He is aware of public opinion, especially in Alaska and Canada. (The test site is as far from Cana- dian territory as Letlibridce fro m Toronto, as far from Vancouver as Vancouver from New Vnrki. Vet ho has made his decision What, then, of the public hysteria'.' Given the current public concern for ecology and the environment, the ving so much advance notice, by letting his answers and reassurances fall far behind the alarms, he seems to he encouraging Hie doomsday- criers. Once he had irrevocably decided to go ahead, the blast should have been set off with no advance notice, no publicity build-up. II. is said that is "not the Ameri- can way" of doing things. But surely inviting such public hysteria is not the American way either. Whether the test will cause dam- age, and how much, will be found out soon enough. The way its public re- lations is being handled has already caused measureless damage, to Ca- nadian American relations, to pub- lic tranquilily, to confidence in the American government. Great harm has been done already, and by 3 p.m. Saturday Mr. Nixon's leasing may well lead lo a wave of appoplexy and issue of nuclear testing is bound lo heart failure of about .magnitude 9 on become highly charged with emo- the Richter scale, If you can't remember Each November over eight million poppies dot the lapels of Canadians as a tribute to 112.000 war dead. In addition to being a symbol of Re- membrance Day, the poppy is also a means of practical assistance lo veterans of both world wars. Total poppy and wreath sales gross for welfare. Poppy funds are held in trust and can only be used for specific purposes such as wel- fare, education and housing for the This year the theme of the Royal Canadian Legion's Remembrance Day program is "If you can't re- member Its aim is to take a realistic look at our popula- tion's age group and recognizes that 60 per cent of the population is un- der thirty and far too young to have bad any "personal involvement in the Second'World War or the Korean con- flict. So the emphasis of the 1971 message is not that these people should bow their heads and hypocrit- ically pretend to remember some- thing which happened before they were born. The message very sim- ply is: "if you can't remember war. think of fhe peace and your duty as a Canadian citizen." In an age of vociferous protest groups, one hears a great deal about liberty, civil rights, opportunities for youth" and doing one's thing. But one word, in a world of doing one's thing, has almost, become lost. That word is responsibility. For those who are fortunate enough not to remember war, Remembrance Day still has an important message. It is not a mes- sage of old battles, but one of old causes. It i.s not a message of death and the past, but one of hope and the future, of examining our sense of responsibility as Canadian citi- zens. Some, the next-of-kin of the war dead, see other things in Remem- brance Day. So will veterans who lost friends in the war. And for a few, it may even develop into an ego trip. But most of the war generation have very personal feelings about Remem- brance Day. They don't ask that youth attempt maudlin association with events they never knew. They simply suggest that if they can't re- member think! A thoughtful hour spent on reflections of tlie true re- sponsibility we all share as citizens is a time well spent. Canada as part of the U.S. ECONOMIC crunch is interpreted by some observers as the first of sev- eral impacts that will imbed Canada as part of the U.S. Common Market, will bring economic assimilation of Canada, after which political union will cast the maple- leaf flag on Time's compost pile. Unlike the United States of Europe, the new augumented United States of America won't even have to change its name. Old Glory will merely become a trifle more astral with the addition of 10 or more stars. A few other news items after the great day a-cbming Victoria, Nix. Governor W. A. C. Bennett told a press conference here at the state capital that he personally was delighted with the change of name from British the former Canadian prov- ince was the state of Nixonia. "I agree with the president that it was confusing to have two districts of Columbia in these great United States of ours." the governor told reporters. "And I consider it fitting that beautiful Nixonia should honor the memory of the great American president whose economic policies took the starch out of Ottawa, Ont. Pierre Trudeau, senior sen- ator from the state of Ontario, today con- firmed that he. had been appointed U.S. ambassador to Monaco. Officiating at ceremonies marking tlie conversion of the Canadian .Senate building to L'Ancicn Regime Car Wash. Trudeau said: "I am looking forward to assuming my responsibilities as U.S. representative in Monte Carlo. After so many years direc- ting the economic policies of Canada, I have tlie experience to belly up to tho tables at the Casino with Ihc necessary je ne sais qii'ii." The Trudoaiis uill at'eoinpai'K'i! their new posting by their six and their chauffeur, Robert Si .-infield. Buffalo. N.Y. U.S. national guardsmen continued mop-up operations following the latest outbreak of violence in the United Empire Loyalist sections of Kingston and Trenton, Ontario. Troops broke up tlie guerrilla attack by Queens university students who hurled "Macdonald bottles fill- ed with the U.S. post office. Meanwhile the leader of the UEL ter- rorists, an obscure but fanatical mid-west- erner named John Diefenbaker, has turned up in Afghanistan to plead for donations to the rebel cause. "Canada shall rise again." the silver-haired orator told a small group of camel drivers. Burbank, Calif. Officials of the major TV networks announced today that studios of the defunct Canadian Broadcasting Corpor- ation will not be scrapped. Network execu- tives plan to make the studios available to ad agencies for the filming of commer- cials that are in rather bad taste. "Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are well equipped with directors, actors and technicians accustomed to do anything for a buck." said a spokesman for ABC. "We are looking forward to assigning them all our bad breath stuff and some of wo- men's special problems.'' Fort St. John, Nix. Jimmy Redblood, a trapper who had been cut off from civiliza- tion for eight months by illness and snow storms, today crawled out of the bush, weak from hunger. Upon being informed that Canada had become part of the United Slates, he turned around and crawled back into the bush. Niagara, Out. The man who sang "0, then jumped into Niagara Falls been identified ns separatist Paul llellycr (Vancouver PniviiiiT Ir.iUirrs Limited repertoire By Doug WiJker A bright young thing asked the rest of and Jeanncttc MacDonald appearing again the newsroom at' The Herald to tell on tho silver screen, Although he is roughly of the same vin- her about Kddy! It was a mistake, as she quickly learn'-d. Herb Johnson and D'Arc Rickaid liniri'-- iliately hurst into song Hose Marie, they as though they were iNclsoii liddy tage as Herb and D'Arc. Jim Maybic didn't I'din ill. I guess ,lim, ha-' an eslnlv lishcd reputation among us as a only includes hymns in his repertoire. Joseph Kraft American economy is very sluggish WASHINGTON To return from Tokyo as I have just done is to Ix; aculely aware of Hie stickiness of l.hc American economy. in Ja- pan a slump has brought eco- nomic growth down to about 15 per cent a year. But here in the United States a concentrated effort to stimu- late the economy by the ad- ministration, the Congress and the federal reserve has yield- ed only the most meagre re- sults. And it seems that the underlying sluggishness of the economy goes deeper than the conditions affected by the rem- edies the administration is now applying. One good gauge of what has been happening is the indus- trial output index of the fed- eral reserve board. Through most of the summer it (ell. In September it picked up for the first time since May. But the gain was miniscule 0.5 per cent. A less reliable but not in- significant measure is the stock market. The betting in Wall Street immediately after the president announced his new policy on Aug. 15 was for a spurt in business activity and company earnings. But that view has been revised, and the Dow index, which went up over 920 in early Septem- ger, is now down some 40 points. Probably most revealing are the day-to-day actions of in- dividual bus iness enterprises. In case after case major cor- porations in key sectors of the economy are doing things that express softness in business conditions. The aluminum companies, for example, are selling their Letters to the editor Deplores Communistic ideology and its influence My purpose in writing this letter is not to moralize or dic- tate but rather to examine cer- tain aspects of the Communist state, typical of that which Mr. KOaygin represents. Perhaps through the course of this let- ter. the fifth or sixth genera- tion Canadian (give or take a generation) who through no fault of his has never had necessarily just and warrant- ed: that truth is only that com- bination of words or events (whether real or not) which aids the Communists' cause sition from enslaved peoples destroy all other existing poli- the very conception of the lical and economic systems a be destroyed while trying to do so. There is more truth to fhe Communist motto, "Two steps forward, one step backward.'' the chance lo experience, life expression arc ruthlessly sup- in a Communist state, might be pressed and the Christian no- Union of Soviet Socialist Repub- lics in 1922. over 50 million peo- ple of various nationalities have and that history is onlv useful been systematically destroyed when it can be' manipulated lo in less than 50 years. Yet even than one would tend to believe, serve the "preordained'' objec- tive of universal communism........- in the Communist state free- millions can be morally justi- fied and in fact commended by the Communist under a dialec- tical conception of right and more horrible "is the realiza- A step by the Communists for lion that tiie deaths of all these "peace'' is nothing more than riom of speech, religion, and led to judge with a little more caution his sentiments against all those who had the courage to vent their fury against such a government in the eyes of tho world. Communism as an attitude or lion of morality if not non- and bad. Anything existant is at "least deformed and even-thing that speeds up to the extent that the value of human life is based solely upon its worth to tlie state. Opposi- tion of any kind is intolerable from the commoner and is ideology is essentially a natural highly undesirable even from 'established" intellectuals and 1 seldom take the opportun- outcome of the ruthlessly ex- ploited seeking not only to over- throw their exploiters, but to es- tablish in their place a viable governmental apparatus whoso main objective besides interna- tionalism would he its own dis- solution in the ultimate search for equity. But unfortunately, communism as a political phil- osophy is inextricably associa- ted with dialectical material- ism which professes that pro- gress can only be achieved through tlie endless conflict of opposing forces, including and cb9ue m Peklng tlle especially, class struggles; that Chinese people merely because cornmimism as a synthesis is ls and ,throuSh the the final step in the historical most. effective police appara- tus in history maintains what you call is to claim legitimacy for the col- onels of Greece, the Franco clique of Spain, and the Afri- kaners of South Africa, merely because they hold political and insures the advance of communism (which Marx and Engels describe as lieing his- torically inevitable anyway) is deemed" moral by the confirm- ed Communist. There can be no peaceful co- a temporary delay or even an advance in a direction we may not be aware of. There can be no conciliation between Com- munist doctrine and Western ideology. Unfortunately the Communist is generally more devout in his beliefs than West- ern politician and citizens alike. wares at a discount of nearly 5 per cent below listed prices. That hardly announces brisk bidding in the metals market. The airlines big and little and good and bad are nearly all shopping around for mer- gers. That says that the exist- ing demand is too little to sus- tain Ihc present number of companies and the present vol- ume of flights. Penn Central has had to lakft bids on its valuable real estate in mid-town Manhattan, and Amtrak, the new national pas- senger carrying service is go- ing lo need additional federal funds. That does not say much for the supposed recovery in railroading. In the computer field, RCA has decided to bow out after years of effort. That suggests a less than rosy outlook for selling equipment which other big companies would be buying if they were expanding all lhat much. Different conditions un- doubtedly play a part in each action by each company in each industry. But underlying most of them there is a com- mon, and not unfamiliar, pat- tern. In most cases, the industry is dominated by one or two large firms, or government regulatory conditions, that make price fixing possible. In almost every case, large and effective and democratic unions are at work keeping wages close on the track of profits. Tn almost every case, there have been heavy wage in- areases stretching back a con- siderable time. In almost every case, industry has passed on higher costs to the consumer in the form of price increases. And in almost even' case, high- er prices have met resistance with lower business activity the result. If this picture is right, then the sluggishness of the Ameri- can economy is a deep-seated condition. It has to do with 3 long-term, endemic inflation- ary tendency. It is rooted, as Prof. Sommers has re- cently written, in Ihe way gov- ernment. companies and unions lend to behave in the mixed company that lias been with us since the Second World War. But the policies of the Nixon administration even its new and revised policies are not addressed lo long-term condi- tions. The president and his advisers regard the present in- flation as an aberration pro- duced by Democratic misman- party members. In the Soviet existence with such a state, for Union, for example, where its sole purpose in existing is there has been relentless oppo- to eventually swallow up and Lethbridge. Chiang heads legitimate government Perhaps it would be wise to be and the impact of somewhat less apathetic and thc Vlelnam Wan naive and open our eyes to tho truth. BOHDAN ROMANIUK GRADE XII STUDENT What a ridiculous statement, to regardless of tlie dream of itv to respond to Herald edi- make. 'Hie people of this prov- "self-determination a principle torials. but The cost of Victory, ince may not call themselvs ,n f ho mnrf was enough to drive me to the Chinese, true; nor by pen. To assume that Mao's power dialectic, since the proletariat (historically one of the most exploited classes of people) is, to quote Engcls, "not merely a class but in fact, the represen- tative of all and therefore all that is beneficial which operates only in the most idealistic of minds, and seldom token, do the people of Quebec elsewhere, call themselves English Cana- it ;s a farce that such a gov- dians now. eminent, by definition estab- All the people of Taiwan, lished above the "legitimate" mainlanders and islanders, representative of the people of have enjoyed prosperity in Asia Taiwan, does not have a seal- second only to Japan, a phe- in tile United Nations. At least nomenal accomplishment. Tai- the American proposal would Urcl CIUIU dll Lllal la LfCllcUUdJ ,t i, to its eventual establishment is "S_ therefore, to claim legitimacy omplis wanese know- what they have gained, and the liberation movement on the island is, though vociferous, disunified and ineffective, and recently at least, not "brutally oppressed." The Nationalist Chinese on Asks I cannot understand I just looked in The Herald, and saw that the show. The Music Lovers, is no longer showing. How could it be shown for only three crummy days like Sun- cay. Monday and Tuesday? A person has very little chance to enjoy any cultural entertain- ment of any sort in this city and then when something like this show conies along it's here and gone before you can blink an eye. And what is showing on tile weekend when a university student can come into town to for the government of Taiwan Taiwan, who short years ago and its leader, Chiang Kai-shek, fought by us in the Asian the- Wben Chiang Kai-shek re- treated to the island of Taiwan, have ensured that the National- ists retain a seat with dignity. As it is, such a proud people will likely not come, cap in hand, to beg re-entry from the representatives of governments, wlro with little scruple, main- tain their own "legitimacy" in like fashion. ati-e, are as much a fact as the L. J. (ROY) WILSON. Mao clique on the mainland. Elairmorc. historically a province of Ihe They will not disappear, at .________ least for the present. Progres- sive and intelligent, they will continue to dominate Taiwan, They have begun an in- comes policy only very reluc- tantly and in tlie belief that they can speedily lift the con- trols the have been obliged to apply against their wills. Their hearts are really not in what they are doing. Their faith is in the free market economy not in fhe mixed economy which actually exists. This ingrained reluctance to make the mixed economy work on its own terms cannot be concealed not even by tile huffing and puffing of the sec- retary of the treasury. The true attitude of the administration is perceived by businessmen and labor leaders and even mere consumers. Since the ba- sic ill in the economy remains uncorrected. nobody is rushing to get things moving again. Maybe all this will come right by itself. A sudden access of confidence by consumers could do wonders. But more probably, tlie administration will have to undertake still further steps to stimulate the economy in the near future. (Field Enterprises, Inc.) Empire of China, and establish- ed the government of China there, he was not conquering: Looking backward Canada not police stale Through The Herald Love Machine and Canada. Anyone, including and Two-Lane Black Top; not to mention another re-run of Gone With The Wind! haps it was fell that The Mu .sie Lovers would not draw fan- tastic crouds hut it could have. hern piit on for only one w'eck- riid with the hope that some nf the people would comr to see il .'.imply because il Mas re.st.rirfr-rl whirl) seems I'n be the criterion by which pen pie choose to see or not to sec a show. Even Song of Norway was on a weekend, and it was only Oricg's music not Tsehaikowsky's! Hoping will improve, I rem.'iin CU.TIMULLY DfJI'lUVliU. Lethbridge, 1921 The immense force of filO teams, five big drag-line machines, and two steam shov- As a Canadian by adoption, cates a complete ignorance of els. has operated to produce the history as well as a lack of wordly experience. A Mr. Jim Troman writes that Mr. Kosygin came to Can- ada on a mission of "peace." lie would hardly come here on a mission of war but I must point out to Mr. Troman that, can leave Russia without gov- socialists idea of Coaldalc on Monday is when no one is ac- The war chanty auc- lively opposing Ihe spread of letters like lhat by Leonard At- wood puzzle me. Mr. Atwood says that Canada is a "police stale." Let's compare Russia Mr. Atwood can leave Canada a! any time and without gov- ernment permission. No one greatest monthly yardage yet made in moving earth on the big Lethbridge Northern Sys- tem. nun A comprehensive course in the technical fields of woodwork, motor mechanics, and home economics began in eminent permission and that permission is almost impossible unless the applicant is past the age nf being able lo work. Thoro arc so many glaring dif- (rreives between a .-.laic and the whole judicial sys- tem in Canada Ihal it seems im- possible to believe that anyone any knowledge of Ihe world lion sale of beef cattle held in the High River skating arena realized for the bombed victims of Britain fund. 1951 txAhbridge is to test luminous bike license plates to see if they are effective in identifying bike riders after dark. Mapie Leafs defending Big Six Hockey champions, opened tlieir league schedule in Calgary yesterday but dropped tlie contest 5-2 to the Addcrson Builders. And Mr. AI wood, if Canada is a police Hale, then I am all for il for after many I have found our police forces to be fair, hrfnest and quite, efficient. It is too bad could make such an absurd that those who say tha Canada statement as to say that Can- is a police state cannot be sen ada is a "police" state. Mr. live in a police slate until At wood says thai there arc no they learn the meaning of that guvs and no bad guys, no Icrm. black and no while, only gray- liAY KlilTtiES. isli and this stalciuent iucli- Lelhbridgc. The LetUbridge Herald 504 7lh St. S., Lcfhbridgc, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905-1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Registration No. 0012 Member of The Canadian Press ana Tne Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers' Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO W. MOWERS, Editor and Publisher THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Manflfior JOE BALLA WILLIAM MAY ManftOlnfc Edilnr Editor ROY F MILES POUGLAf, K WALKER Advertising Manager editorial Pane Editor "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH"