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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, November o, 1971 if you ask me... By L.UillY [IEXXKTT IlrniM Stall Writer flf'EN I.HTTliK TO DICHARD M. MXON: Dear Sil1: Your election in IMo was one of Ihe prime reasons began lo [or another country in lo live. Your escalation ot the Vietnam war added fuel to my search and the invasion of Cambodia cemented my final decision. You speak as Ihoiigli coming back to (he United Stales was something vorlh considering. I am prowl thai I hail Hie courage lo seek a new lite i" Canada. I'm prouder slill lhat 1 was allowed Hie privilege of becoming a landed immigrant in a counliy that embraces every ideal I was [aught about America in American sellouts was never able lo find. In America, I signed my life away to Ihe military on my tath birthday, when, as (lie law requires I submitted my name lo local board cf Ihe Selective Service Sys'em Almost regularly for the remainder of my V.2-year resi- dence in your country I was plagued by Ihe SSS on a rotating three lo six month basis. followed all the rules and notified Ihe board within 10 days in wriUng about niy change o[ my address or status that might interest them. I also walchetl as sons of influential or. at least, wealthy Families found themselves exempt from the worries o[ the drafl. I saw the illness they were able to ''create" wiili hollies o[ pills ar.d "mr.gic from family doeiors. go unques- tioned by examining Army doctors while I watched Negros, Indians, and tbe poor being pressed inlo service. I talked to veterans who relumed from ''your war" as you named it shortly after election in pieces. Embittered and hateful, despising Ihe system and Ihe people who had seel them lo fight a war they htd no part in creating, reasons they could neither agree with nor understand. I watched, sadly, as those 1 knew left home and families never lo reliini. I walched. and then suddenly I began lo think. I heard the domino theory of conquest of the world by red hoard." I heart! the call lo arms to help keep a small nation free. I heard an army officer say once- "The only way we could save Ibal village was lo bomb the ''hell out" of it.'1 A.r.d I said On television I saw the dead bodies of both and yellow men. I saw the pictures of Ihe nspalmed bodies of women and children and the deloliated forests and asked For WHAT1.' I was told "it is ycur obligation lo serve your country and do vrhaiever is necessary you owe everything you have and are to your country.'1 I could only reply thai the price is too high! A'o Mr. Xixon. amnesly for lliis drafl dodger is out of the question. I wouldn't take it if you offered it. Canada offered m? a lite tree from oppression. A life that ivould allow me to think and do as I believed, in a land that respects work, effort and sincerity not military might, uniforms, wars. A-bomb5 and deliberate waste of both peo- ple and natural resources. When I finally came to Canada my determination to slay strengthened and my already-strong dislaste for the "American May1' grew even slronger. I watched your country gouge out Canadas natural re- sources and sell Ibem back at a profit while Ihe cream was kept in America. Daily 1 see American-subsidized firms telling Canadians what lo do in Ilieir own country ami I watch as Canada's wealth passes south of the border for the benefit of your country. Yes, Mr. Nixon, I will stay in Canada will pay "the price" of bejig free In Ihuik and work and live with the taovledge thai freedom of thought, speech and action are not suffering from Ihe "plague" you have cast over "your country-" In 2'i years I will become a citizen of Canada by choice and cease to be an Ameri- i can by accider.l of birth. fN PROFESSIONAL RUG and UPHOLSTERY CLEANERS under new management) Ask about our PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! 24-Hr. Answering Service 328-9313 FRAME STYLES FROM AROUND-THE- WORLD OPTICAL PMSCHIPTION CO SO IT WAS Thai's Ihe kind of doy Sunday was. Henderson Lake Park was deadly still under a wet layer of and a stroll by its side was n chilly affair. Collar Thieves grab stereos, guns up, cap pulled down and tigarette puffing, man had the park to himself except for a fe (PHOTO BY this genlle- w ducks. RICK ERVIN) Man's body found near Ft. Macleod Car stereo tape decks and SI. A S. Icld police a Craig tape guns in the cabs of pick-up deck, serial number 3121 was rtii rnarl taken from his car. Value of the i was one ol four persons who aiHing on a HIM ci loa i c.d.n- unit is about SKI. her trucks were prime targels for thieves during Ihe weekend. Cily police are investigating the tiieit of a tape deck and two Court reported the theft of speakers from a car owned bv Ronald Grodzicky nf 1485 3rd lnick Ave. N. The thelt was reported u.c weekend. Sunday afternoon and believed! lo have happened late Saturday i ,S1ie lold sl or early Sunday morning while loca "e the ca, was parked in front of olt{ night and Sal- 1 Ivl rhrl npt notlCC I lie A rti year old Oregon man when the farm tractor she was persons who driving on a district road crash- died in Alberta over the week-, through a bridge railing and i i fell into a creek Betty LsBlanc of 238 Rideau end. _. I Thomas Miller. 23. died in a KCM1 spokes- SaU, .day in ton, and 10 old Brian Ircm the cab of sometime U1LIU11 Hiclrenboltom was found in of Pcn- his car early Sunday beside Highway Kent Norman xvas killed when he was struck by a car Friday night r.ear Cochvar.e. 20 miles his home. Value of the goods stolen is abonl SKJ.V The theii of another taue deck from a car parked in the Uni- 3. six miles easl of Fort Ma- o[ Calga.y c-eocl i In Saskatchewan, four people urday, but did not notice Hie say the cause of death jn a two-car colli- mJESin" until Sunday bcen 0 ].cart attack. sjon Friday night near Hum- Lc-lhbridgc Dr. 11Im11r The i sjon Friday N'or- versity ot Lcthbridge parking as lol Saturday night is also under investigation. Mike gun is described single-barrel ction shotgun with a of lever. Value of 29111 I the gun is about S2.i. mr.n Easier has not decided Gray and Brcnda whether lo call an inquest. i hotli 16. and Carol Klce- Elsewhere in the province, j frld and Lynn Torberg, both is, Martha Everden. 59. of Fort j tiicd in Ibe mishap. Their Assiniboinc drowned Saturday i hometowns were not available. At the legislature Gang plot fizzles By G11KG MdNTVrtE A Social Credit plot to gang up on one minister a wy hasn't exactly been knocking the Lcughccd cabinet dead. Harry Strom's opposition forces were criticized at the spring session of the legislature for their lacklustre perform- ance ns official critics of Ihe government. The new plan calls for me cabinet minister lo receive all (lie questions during lha daily question period. Frankly, it fizzled. The day Environment Minister B'lt Yurko was on the carpet lie responded with long, involved speeches about what a great job hi.? department was doing. Premier Peter Lougheed was marked for the grilling Fri- day hut the thing flopped so badly that it looked like the was interrogate as he tried to get the opposition leader to be mere specific with his question. Ths Socretls claim they have shaken (he composure of. liealth Minister Neil Crawford and Advanced Education Min- ister Jciiics Foster, but the overall performance hasn't been im- pressive. Things picked up with a hill that will roughly double pay for the legislature's 75 members in 1973. II was introduced Tuesday, debated Wednesday add approved Thursday a picture of uncommon haste. The loft pay increases were in 1968 and 1800. Although seven opposition MLAs voted against the hill, none objected to "some" increase. Here's a sample ot Hie dissent. Opposition leader Strom, who's iji line for the largest raise to S35.000 from waxed philosophic. "In my view the total package is generous. Seme parts are more generous than he said in an interview. Ted Ifinman, 1ILA for Cardston and provincial treasurer in the former Manning administration, labelled a proposed SM-a-day expense allowance "plainly saying that few MLAs spend half that, so the rest really amounts to a salary increase, Ralph Soreuson (SC-Sedgewick-Coronalion) said rather than accept the VBIEC himself, he will spend it in his con- stituency on things like a conttst lor rural development ideas, group lours to museums nr.d senior citizens. Hoy Wilson (SC-Calgary Bowl said he voted against the bill because the raise should be proposed at election time to give the public a say in the matter. He said the Conservatives Ere trying "via the back door" lo make the job of an MLA full- time. .Leighton Buckvell (SC-Macleodl objected on the grounds that the increase is too large in view of guidelines some other occupations are asked to live with. Henry rtuste, Wainwrighl 11LA and lormer Socred agri- culture minister, objected in particular to some cabinet minis- ters with "very light portfolios" getting so much money. He complained that Ihp Lorgheed cabinet is already one of the largest in Canada. In case that recommendation to remove the Communal Properties Act looked purely humanitarian, it should be noted that Hiittenles were found to be among Ihe lop one-third most productive farmers in tlic province. Anti-HUiteritc reelings just don't carry the clout they once did. And finally, LcUibridge's conscientious MLA and former separate school tnislee, Dick Gruemvald. says he's honed up on his homework for the Worth Report on the Future of Edu- cation debate expected to produce considerable verbiage in the House Ihis week. If you heard the bill lo repeal Communal Properties Act WES "leEfced'1 lo the news media, forget it. Tire Edmonton Journal called it a but acually lire bill was accidentally put mil on the counter in the clerk's office. Everybody saw it so the government had to formally introduce it a few days early. Reporters here are still waiting for an Alberta version of the Pentagon Ptpers. Games bid to printer Lethbridge will be one of six i southern Alberta sharing in the Alberta communities to submu 1 responsibilities of putting on the: final bids next week for Ibe 1975 games Canada Winler Games lo Ihe In competition with Lelh-; provincial minister of culture, bridge are Medicine Hat. Red youth and recreation. Deer. Rrsnde Prairie, St. Albert The local bid, now being; and Calgary, printed in booklet form, outbnes i From the list, (lie minister, a regional approach lo [he Horst Schmidt, will recommend SIGNAL TO CHANGE LANES Before driving from one traffic lane inlo another or from a curb lane or park- ing lane into a traffic lane, a driver must signal his in- tention, giving the signal early enough lo provide a. reasonable warning to other persons. This picture is the 19th of 25 published in conjunction wilh the 1972 safe driving campaign sponsored by the City Police. games with various centres in NEVER PAINT AGAIN! EAVE, EAVETROUGHS, WINDOWS, COMPLETE EXTERIOR ANY SURFACE OLD OR NEW SAVE 50-75% ON COST OF ANY TYPE SIDING PHONE 328-2439 FREE ESTIMATES FOR NO MORE PAINT PROBLEMS 15 YEARS (FIBERGLASS) KENITEX Written Guarantee Against Peeling, Chipping, Flaking! 33 FACTORIES WORLD WIDE 22 YEAR EXPERIENCE five and send the bids along to tlie Sports Federation ot Can- ada and Sports Canada which will make the final decision hy K. Officials from the two fettora] agencies w i 11 visit Lcthhridpc lo check the facilities early in Dccemhor. After the olhcr cen- Ires arc similarly checked, the field v.ill he narrowed lo three. STILL SELLING FOR LESS! STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 Croslond, Peacock Lethbridge Co. Ltd. (INSURANCE ADJUSTERS) are pleased to announce that on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, Ihey will bt located in their new office quarters, 519-7th ST. S. upper level, immediately south of Ihe Sun life Bldg. 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