Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tunclny, November 9, 1971 Dtirc Humphreys Waiting for 'friendship' Top do" in Hie ruling triumvirate of Hie I'.S.S.R. Leonid Brezhnev, went on ;i crush diet recently, bought some fine new chillies, took a few lessons in protocol, went to the barber for an up-to-date styling, and then took off for France. Me was '.liven the red carpet treatment by French president, .M. Pompidou, bill Ihc French people remained somewhat indifferent. It has been reported that Mr. Brezhnev wanted Russian French treaty" whatever that implies, lie didn't it. But he went home reasonably satisfied any- way. Mr. Brezhnev's purpose in go- ing" lo all the trouble involved in a state visit anywhere, was plainly to drum up business with the French, -which lie did, aHlumyh the French arc worried about what they can yet from Ine Russians to maintain a reasonable trade balance. He got F r e n c ii support lur Hie Kimipcn security conference he wants so badly, some new agree- ments on scientific co-operation anil assurances that Cue French would a.sree to further "political consulta- tions." Mr. Brezhnev then took off for East Germany where he spent an extra day reassuring party secre- tary Erich Iloneckcr and head-ef- staic Walter L'lbrichf Ihat his visit to France did not mean any diminu- tion of Russian support for East German interests. "The positions of socialism in the East German Dem- ocratic Republic are he told them. Russia is anxious to have the de- tails of access to West Berlin through East. German territory drawn up, signed, sealed and de- livered. Only then can the confer- ence on European security take place. What the East Germans told Mr. Brezhnev about progress lo date on the details of it is not report- ed, but Ihey have had notice, lo hur- ry things along, and that admoni- tion, considering its source, should have its effect. Brexhnev is reported to have told the Fast German leaders that they would have to wait around for awhile yet before they were accord- ed full diplomatic recognition by West Germany or membership in Hie He fell that such recogni- tion is "a natural process that will inevitably continue." All in all it was a good week's work for the Soviet party boss even though that "friendship1' treaty is something he'll have to wait around for a little longer. Beating the system One of the irritations a housewife faces in the course of her food shop- ping is trying to decipher strange codes in an attempt to establish the freshness of milk, cream, cottage cheese and various other products. Packaged perishable foods come with date codes telling store man- agers, stock boys, manufacturers and others in the know, the date a prod- uct has been processed. This appar- ently facilitates proper stock rotation and the equitable assignment of blame between wholesalers and re- tailers if a customer dares complain. But housew ives have been grumh- ling about this system which seems designed keep Ihem in the dark, and have j-ktcl lor a better dak- coding method. In fac' Hie issue has become so hot that nu-uva's consum- er affairs department i.- now making a survey to determine the justifica- tion behind the housewives who con- stantly complain about over aged products. A conference on date-cod- ing is being held at Rumors Univer- sity later this month, and next May Ottawa will host a meeting of the labelling committee of a large inter- national organization when the sub- ject comes up for further study. Accurate dating which housewives can read without learning a compli- cated decoding system has long been opposed by supermarkets and whole- salers. Storage conditions they claim, which may change before the'producl is sold to the consumer as well as after it's in her care, can influence storage life. And consumers sensibly will reject older produce, leaving it to sour on the shelves. The consumers affairs survey will, like most surveys, take time. In the meantime, an expiry date showing final consumption day under normal and explained storage conditions would be of most practical use to consumers. It would also cut down on upset stomachs caused by stale cottage cheese and milk which sours the day after it is placed in a con- sumer's refrigerator. A way out--may be A report b1 a I'.S. Senate sub- committee nn arms conlro! headed by Maine Democrat Sen. Edward MHS- kie. has had less publicity than il de- serves. It urges that the U.S. iiive up its opposition to on-site inspection of underground nuclear tests. The Russians have steadfastly refused to accept this as a condition for agree- ment on the ban. The committee says "that Ihe pos- sibilities of movement toward a com- prehensive test ban have always foun- dered on Ihe question ot on-site in- spection." Although the committee agreed that there would be doubt in the minds of many that, these under- ground tests could not be monitored, it went, on to say thai ''on-site inspec- tion is of no help in explaining events that cannot be detected or lo- caled and it is not necessary for events at the higher end of the range because seismic means should be ad- equale." According to the scientific reports studied by the committee, seismic technology has reached such a de- gree of accuracy thai il can now dis- close evasions of any military signi- ficance anywhere in the world. The cost of deploying Ihe seismic detec- tion network would be 8200 or exactly the estimated cost of the underground explosion on Amchitka. It's a lot of money but it's not much when viewed in ihe light of its ad- vantages. It could be that this is the break- through to get the SALT talks down to real business Buy Canadian with care By Eva B newsier r'OCTTS To start a campaign for people to "B'.iy Acorns to me like c. good idea. It could some of the damage doiic to our economy by the U.S.1 10 pi.T cent impnrt .'-urcharge. In Britain, during nx'iirring monetary crises, the gmornmcni hill page advertisements in the press, and stores, factories, public and privately owned trans- port carried posters uruing to buy hoir.e-prodiiccd goods in preference i'.' im- ports. It worked but there uerc pit- falls. You could not afford tr. leave your read- ing glasses at home or, a? in my case, tJio vanity of not using any. My determina- tion to help Britain pull out of her peren- nial depressions, caused nothing but glee in my home for, in spite of the hest uill in the world, f returned from shopping sprees: many items, bearing the smallest of inscriptions: "Product of West Germany'' or "Made in Japan.'1 Moving to Canada have done some- thing to my maturity. I certainly v.nuld no longer let down I ho country by pretending I did not. need spcctiidev They accompany me. on every shopping tnp. Even .so. the difficulties here of buying arn more insidioib Mian similar economic res- cue operations in liritain. My family claim, loleranl amu.se- HKMiL, that them whilst 1 spend a whole day in Lethliridgt1 pcrring at labels, myself the products I buy arc of Canadian i'-'in, is nut quite justified considering thr rcsulis. My efforts laM week produced about twenty different items from cosmetics, soap t sweater for my Km to assorted ecryl- ic paints and polyester i resin> marked visibly with, for example. Canada (DLst. i." Patting myself on ihe back for doing my share to solve our economic crisis, I returned home, just lo be with cynical scrutiny of my purchases. The f was informed, stands for DiMributors and. if I had just spent a little more time or improved my reading methods. F might have noticed the very small printed additions of "Cincin- nati, Ohio" or "Oakland, California, U.S.A.'1 For the sake of mine and other concern- ed families, neglected for the common good, may I suggest to shopping centres, large and small: Please, have a big sign above counters of goods "MADK IN CANADA'1. However, it may bo well to remember, before going overboard wil.h enthusiasm, that wt- could do a lot worse than buying from sources such as "Canada After all. if uv don't like the goods, we can return them, no questions asked. We might well, in the near future, overlook a label "product of the U.S.S.R." I. for one, would no) have the Ifeart lo return guods which, thanks to Russian pro- rlurtinn can traced right back- to the who had manufactured them. Although they 'Aill, probably, no long- er be shot for having turned out rejected products, F would not like, to feel respon- sible for them being shipped off to Si- beria or a labor camp. Thus, we poor housewives would simply have to get stronger reading glasses, spend yoi. more lime and effort, on hunting for Canadian goods or, worse, lose altogether our freedom of choice. Rough sailing still ahead for Heath I OXDON' When historians wrile the chapters about Britain's third attempt to join the European Common TMarkel, three events will focus their at- tention. One he Luxem- bourg, .bine, 1971. when the end of negotiations willi the Six were successfully completed. A sec- ond wit! he Westminster, Octo- ber, 11171, when the Mother of Parliaments voted to surrender some of her cherished sover- eignty, approving in principle government policy to join. The third will some yet un- determined date between Feb- ruary and October 1972, also ai Westminster, when Parliament willed or refused all the neces- sary legislation. That is the proper perspective for viewing the so-called historic vote when by a massive major- ity of 112 the government car- ried the day. It was the one single vote that will go down in history as the "Vole for Eu- rope." On the strength of Thursday's decision, the govern- ment will sign a Treaty of Ac- cession to (lie Common Market, hopefully by the end of the year. Yet, stretching for the worst perhaps, but a real possibility, the will which prevailed among I he MPs on that Thursday night eoi'ld disappear during the per- iod of February to Oclober next year. The parliamentary ma- chinery, based on consent be- tween'I he government and the opposition, could break down, forcing an election. The govern- ment could be defeated and Britain could never join the Six. Then the historic vote would read as a false beacon, extin- guished in ensuing parliamen- tary bitterness. The vole will also signify the end of the great debate, often a repetitive and boring exercise in which most of the public: didn't really know what they v.ere talking about. It will be the end of the public debate but only the beginning of the parl- iamentarv drama. It will begin a period when the threat of a government fall- ing will fill parliamentary pro- ceedings with uncertainly. While Britain will sign the Treaty of Accession next on the schedule of procedure, the coun- try will not become a member of the Common Markel until Jan. 1, Before then Parli- ament must approve one or two important strategy is still to be will ratify the treaty, in effect. The bill or bills must declare Britain constitutionally to be a member of the Common Mark- et and adapt British law to con- form with laws of the Common Market, where differences, even contradictions, exist in vital areas. For instance, powers have to he changed to end Hie centuries- old system of British law allow- ing final appeal to (he highest court of tiie land, with an amendment permitting appeals to a European court. Immigra- tion law must be amended to establish the writ of Common Market regulations on Ihc tree movement of labor. Taxation law must allow for a percent- age of certain taxes to be paid into Hie Common Markel cen- tral fund instead of into Hie British exchequer. Britain's coal and steel industries must be transformed from their na- tional bases into part of a wider pan-Huropean industry. Prime Minister Edward Heath says that by tradition Parlia- ment, having willed Ine end, must will the means. But that is not the intention of the oppo- sition Labor party. Having tol- erated defections by Deputy Leader Hoy Jenkins, Parlia- mentary Chairman Douglas Hougliton and more than 60 other dedicated Europeans, on the principle, the party intends to gel tough over Hie means. The last clear sign came when Mr. Houghlon appealed to all MPs on the eve of the vote to vole solidly against the legis- lation next 'year. "If events PARDON ML BOT WAS THIS SEAT TAKEN? show Ihiil Kovurnmcnt can only liy siliun votes, Ilion it must lie said. Mr. llmighton is the wliusc laic deci- sion In vole with the govern- ment in principle likely brought several Lnboriles with him. He sees nil contradiction in ap- proving the end iiral not the means (possibly with some cases of iibslainingi. TlK government's theoretical majority over-all is 2IJ, rising to IIS with" five pro-Market Liber- crals. If the Laborites close ranks, even allowing for a few die-hards refusing, the govern- ment is in trouble. Pressure will grow intensely to screw down the maverick ranks- Tories against, Laboriles to thr absolute incorrigibles. In (lie event, the kite Arnold Wilson flew and shot down at (be Labor conference was the real Ihiim afler all. The party will tolerate the defectors on the vote in principle, but not in Hie enabling legislation. Ironically, on Hie supreme is- sue of lliem all the Westminster Parliament faces one of its most severe tests. For if the govern- incni does carry the d a y Parliament here will never be Hie same again anyway! Gone v.ill ho absolute supremacy in all things to all intents and purposes. There are several pit- falls in the enabling legislation. Ouirighl rejection would be a heavy blow to its prestige. Short u[ that, there is a risk of days and nights of wrangling, los! tempers, stalemate and general unparliamentary spec- tacles. Scenes rcmiiii.se cut of the pipeline debate in Otiawa some would argue the Cana- dian Parliament has never been the same since are entirely possible. The guillotine is one of the weapons the government may need to get Hie legislation through. If Hie Tory anti-Mark- eteers were sufficiently deter- mined they could deny even the votes fo apply the guillotine. To he more optimistic, the size of the government majority may lake a lot of wind out of the anti-Market cause. Labor's stomach for the battle may be weakened if the sustaining gras.s-roc-ts opposition is seen to wither. The government is now being seen winning the battle of I-jtrnpc. similar success in honing vagcs. prices, unemployment, all uncertain could change opinion by next Dimmer. As Harold Wilson fried nut in a tense Commons, "Tndav is oof Hie end, it is only the beginning." tllrnihl London Bureau) Joseph The world moves slowly to realigment WASHINGTON By the China vote in Ihc United Nations is a bagatelle. It decided only that Lie expelled this year rather than next from an or- ganization which has done nothing of note for a decade. But during that decade the United States has (won cen- tering its energies on Vietnam while the rest of the unrld has been moving on to import ant business. So Ihc vole im'viuibly reflected a realignment thai, has taken place al tin? expense of American influence in Ine world. The biggest change has in the Atlantic basin. The Leo and Alex Show, as the current travels of Messrs. and Kosygin might be is one more indication Ihat MOP- COW wants quiet on the NATO front. Progress has already been made towards acceptance of fair and square borders, and there is a start on u Incline down of forces. The NATO ,-illirs nmv takr detente seriously, and they are no 1 o n go r ihat. v.nrnH about defence. They MT 'vpcrtunities for important ec'-Komir. politi- cal and cultural IIIMIH-SS the Communist him-, and they believe ihe new atti- tude has something fo do with the emergence of Commumst China. In the L'N alti- tude expressed il .-If a vengeance. Apart frnm the au- thoritarian v, hi (.-h need American cover lor a modicum of respect, the allies broke with Washington. 1'! v e n Canada. Britain, and I'Vaiv-f Ihc closest and mosl ihr mainstays of what u.so'l iip the Atlantic syslcm err MM! with Ihc Tutted 1 .a tin America arn Africa, despite Hi'1 of their well-wishers, re- mote from the current' of in- ternatiimal politic.-, and economics continue to make this country dominant soulh of the bonier. Every ma- jor natii.n in ihe ;nva Ar- gentina, Colombia and Mexico _ sUiyod with the Uni- ted Stales on the critical vote. Africa remains highly man- ageable. N'ine countries, reflect- ing the prevailing anti-colonial sentiment, voted against Tai- Letters To The Editor wan. But K> small powers were sufficiently vulnerable to what this country can do to go along with Washington. The sellout Lo communism T wonder how many Cana- dians realize how far we have been led in becoming a satel- lite Communist country! Every important, and even so called small decisions in both home and foreign policy made at the federal level, have been in sup- port of, or for, Commiui i s t countries. Have we become Communists or at least pro- communist in our outlook, ideals and sympathies? Are we pre- pared to give away our free- dom and allow the chains of communism to bind us? Is Air, Trudeau a very clever a practising Communist or a procommunist? Of course, there is nothing much to choose be- tween the two names as one usually becomes synonomous with tiie other have surely been lulled into false security and are be- ing led carefully down (.ho path to hell another way of say- ing towards communism and the total loss of what we say we value above all things, our free agency. Now, Mr, Kosygin Ls to have access to everything Canada has oi' will have, apparently. This i.s the question I'd like lo ask al! Canadians: Are yon going fo allow this? It is not yet. too to act not in Communist coin of destruction and bloodshed, but by fair and perfectly legal and orderly pro- cedures. The United Nations is now of no use to anyone except Communist countries. Mr. Tru- decu, Mr. Sharp and the. Lib- eral government have been do- ing all in their power to help this situation become such, so that no blame could be attach- ed to other countries which get out from under their burdens of supporting this fiasco to the tune of millions of dollars. The Americans could not be blamed if they tell the UN that if it wishes to continue a-s the Broth- erhood of Communist Nations, it can get out of the U.S., and plant on some Communist soil somewhere, and be sup- ported there. Canadians are you going lo accept tliesc tilings? Arc you going (o allow yoursehes tn he lulled into fal.se security or are you going to DO something about it all'1 Stand up and be counted for what you arc and what you be- lieve in and hold mo.st your loved ones, your country and your hard won freedom. MAC. Cards! on. Appreciates accuracy The theatres of active .strug- gle in Ihc world the phces whore hegemony is in doubt and no security structure ob- tains are the Near East anil Asia. In (lie Near East, the truly significant voles were the abstentions of Turkey and Iran. These two Inrge nations, allies of this country and traditional foes of Russia, no longer see their security as a matter of lining up with the Uniled States against the Soviet Union. They now want to be in posi- tion to play on the split be- tween Moscow and Peking. As to Asia, the voting show- ed that many states Thai- land, Laos. vSingapore. Indone- sia, Malaysia are beginning to make the accommodation lo Communist China that they postponed for so long. Among non-white states, onlv Japan, the Philippines and Cambodia went Ihe distance with the Uni- ted States in the voting. Tlie Japanese government of Prime Minister Eisaku Sato new comes under tremendous internal .pressure for needlessly taking a position in a losing Looking Through The llcnild the Dominion elec- tion the paramount question is nation-wide prohibition. Designed to carry 110 passengers on a trans-Atlantic service lo Canada, (lie world's biggest flying hoat is being de- signed by the British Air Min- islry. lIHI-Lelhliridge Air Cadels will in a k e their first appear- ance in public on Tuesday in cause. There impends a strug- gle fur Japanese loyalty that is crucial tn tiie balance of power in the world. The Russians have some big carets to play in the form of the last war which they could easily return, and it is not for nothing that Alexander Shele- pin of the Soviet leadership has just heen in Tokyo. Communist. China has markets to offer and guilty consciences lo work particularly on the Japanese left. 'Hie L'niicd States must, perforce, move a good deal more delicately than in the re- cent pasl. fv'ono of this means that Anv erican security is in jeopardy. Neither is (here any serious likelihood of an international recession. Bin. Vietnam has given this country a bad name, and preserved intact a set of policies bearii-n little relation to changing realities. There is a need now for updating, and President Xixon has moved not a moment loo soon in opening Ihc way for Iriaiogue with Pe- king ai'd Moscow. ll'irld Enterprises, Inc.) backward the lli'nicmbraiMT Day pa- rade. _ minister made i! clear this coun- try is no! going to be the "Do- minion of but just Canada. linn The winner of the World wheat championship an- nounced inim Toronto Roy- al Agricultural Winter Fair, 'is Italpli Krdman of Lethbridgc and Barons. 1 thank you very much for the publicalion of Jim report on the Indian situation. 1 have IxK-omo so ''fed up" with the failure of many news- men to tell the truth thai I have seldom bothered to read any newspapers. This applies particularly to papers from larger cenlrcs such as Vancouver, Calgary and Ed- monton, elc. I also am disgusted with CP reports which not only are in many cases inaccuralc hu! in- dicalc a higb degree of illiter- acy in their reporters. Tho same applies in a large degree lo C'BC reporting which is often truly careless and inaccurate. It was therefore a pleasure to read Mr. Wilson's columns and you are to be hearlily com- mended for making Ihc Iruth available. Milk River. The Lethbiidcje Herald 504 1th St. S., LothbritlRc, Alhorta LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprioior.s and Publisher! Published 1905-1934, ty Hon. W. A, BUCHANAN Second Class Mnll Rrqi Memlwr of Tho Canadian Press ana Publishers' Assccifillon nnct IHft A III R No aurfin Daily of Cir CLEO W. MOWERS, Tdilor nncl THC.V.A? H. ADAMS, t.' JOE OALLA Will i AM HAY Edifnr (-.jj.or ROY f. MILEi DOIini A c WAI KPR Adverting M-tnnger rchknai Editn- "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH"