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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LBTflVniUUB Remembrance Day you can't Remember Think on Few people living today can remember what caused November 11 to be writ red and large in the history books. Even the Second World War is only a fragment of rather ancient history in the minds of today's The their their their their must concern all people at all for man can now destroy the world. What is special about November 11 is that it is a day for not just about war or wars but about about men who believed in something and died for young men who suddenly found a cause. Causes are often muddied. Victories are compromised. Memories fade. But anyone can think. He can think on what Remembrance Day should mean. It really happened It looked like everything was going to be good forever before the big bust of 1929 and as if from the giant balloon exploded. It's not going to be as sudden next ac- cording to foreign exchange firm Nicholas Deak a little more but it's head with such gravity the '29 crash will resemble a summer festival. This was the gloomy warning awaiting millionaires from 18 countries attending the recent apiece three-day Inter- national Monetary Seminar in Montreal. They were given no promise of relief from spiralling inflation only a warn- ing of pending lean years brought they by debt-financing and beyond our The only salve they recommended was to invest in gold silver ore or even gold coins as a hedge against such a bust. A future depression is as unthinkable today as was the sinking of the Titanic. like that epic its seeming improbability isn't a guarantee. Most people have forgotten the dirty thirties those lean years between 1929-1939 that splintered the economy forcing middle-class citizens to queue for relief. It's all but forgotten now with very little even documented about the hardships everyone thought better days were just around the so why record As a result today's textbooks rarely mention WEEKEND MEDITATION the period and many young Canadians are growing up what's If they were told they probably wouldn't believe it. They've grown up believing Canada was always affluent. Adults tend to hide their hardships. strangled by high mortgages and homeless through foreclosures were ashamed to admit the system had broken down and nothing could make it work. But hiding it didn't make it go away. It was for and Canadians knew it. But eventually they emerged from it in triumph. That victory has softened us and blurred memories. Somehow people have forgotten things were ever lean. But if Nicholas Deak's prediction is to be believed there had better be a sharpening of hindsight as well as foresight. If ing beyond our is indeedtheperil that Deak says it is there is a need to reactivate frugality the habit of eating bread crusts in an effort to stave it off. It would discipline adults and be good training for children. If Junior was suddenly confronted with less spending money and faced with wearing let-down jeans he might somehow realize that it is merely 40 years ago that Canadians were glad to eat gopher pie and sole their shoes with cardboard. And those Canadians hadn't expected to either. Don't let the devil use you You are either an agent of God or an agent of the devil. You decide which you are going to be. works through is a say- ing often heard. A character in a novel says that he planted corn in an enemy's field so that God might come alive'. In other words he was the agent of God. God is in a a word of an act of a spirit of or a deed of courage. spirit of man is the candle of the says the writer of Proverbs. Man carries God in him. But he may also carry the devil in him. He does the work of the devil in speaking stirring up spreading giving a malicious breaking the carrying a hateful or in any of countless ways expressing a demonic nature. It is said that some all of the and all some of the are possessed by the devil. To be or lustful is to be possessed by the devil. But is it possible to choose whether you will be possessed by the devil or by There is an Arab saying that if a man tells you a moun- tain has moved to another believe but if he tells you a man has changed his character do not believe so strongly do many people feel that character is fixed and unalterable. It does not happen that is but it and if jie thinks hard can recall a man or woman who has radically means at the changed their disposition and character. Greedy people have become mean people have become rude people have become lustful people have become pure in and worried people have found the peace that passes all understanding. A rough soldier tinker out of a vagrant oft in became John author of Pilgrim's Progress and founder of the Bap- tist Church. An immoral young man about town became St. one of the greatest names in Christian history. Simon the coward became Peter the Rock. A wealthy young fellow whose life seemed given to fighting and night clubs became St. Francis. Perhaps the greatest example of all such transformations is St. who as Saul went about on an orgy of persecution and destruc- tion. As St. Paul he wrote the marvellous chapter on love to be found in the thirteenth chapter of the first letter to the church in Corinth. His letter to the church in Rome is actually a spiritual autobiography. In it he tells how the divine becomes human and how the human becomes divine. He tells of a Power in life which he found or which found one might say more accurately and which can transform your human life into the very image of God. So Paul speaks con- stantly of hoping and believing that one day will be in he will be clothed in the full glory of God. God will be made manifest in his flesh. He will one day be a demonstration of God. At the end of the seventh chanter of his letter to the church in Rome he exults in this Power. In the remainder of the letter he tells of the result of this the letter he tells of the result of this Power. This is a book about a man who is said to have tapped the secrets of the universe. Paul did just that. The only explanation for the life of a man like Paul was that he was utterly God-possessed. Every man who gives his life to God is a genius. He performs he moves mountains. The only way not to be possessed by the devil is to be possessed by God. O fill me with Thy Until my heart and flesh o'er flow In kindly thought and glowing Thy love to Thy glory show. F. S. M. Wildlife control by harvest most effective By Frank chief administrative officer of the Fish and Wildlife Division for Southern Alberta There has been a positive flood of wisdom expounded by self styled experts on wildlife prey predator relationships and ig- norance of hunters since the report of a coyote hunt by members of the Claresholm Fish and Game Association recently and it is high time that we look at the pros and cons concerning control of coyotes and fox populations in Southern Alberta particularly. only a totally un- informed person could claim that coyotes do not kill sheep and calves because although some claims reported may be there definitely are losses and in this day when special breeding results in more valuable stock any losses to the farming and ranching industry are costly and must be kept down if the industry is to succeed. Simple mathematics suggest that a reduction of predator numbers would reduce these losses. The farmer and rancher cannot physically effect this control so he requests assistance from the govern- ment department dealing with farming and ranching and the response he gets is application of the most effective control devices one of which is poison. There are those who say that the natural predator prey relationship affords two alternatives to direct control of a predator if left population will rise and fall in 10 year so if farmers and ranchers can sur- vive population they will have opportunity to recuperate from losses suf- fered during low density years. Or on the other poison the prey species such as mice and gophers thereby controlling fox and to say nothing of and too. A fact of life that every person must accept is that man and his works have interferred with nature to the extent that he must substitute nature in many ways to perpetuate existence of many species of wildlife and popula- tion control by harvest is the most effective way. It is noted that in every in- stance control by harvesting must be regulated to guard against over-harvesting which demonstrates the effect of hunting by man for sport or food on a specific species. This brings up the question of which is the more cold the hunter who attempts to take an animal quickly with a minimum of harassment or the person who can watch nature take her way of controlling numbers by star- vation and disease which of course over compensates in that the numbers are reduced and often completely wiped requiring years of gradual infiltration from other areas to restock the burnt out one. Throughout the many fish and game associa- tion members are ranchers and farmers who join the association for a variety of but who almost in- variably actively work with fellow sportsmen in the search ways of reducing stock losses. This is done by controlling predator species by methods that are not wasteful and. dangerous and that would provide opportuni- ty for hunters to hunt animals that present the challenge and trophy that satisfys the natural instinct in men to hunt. This is exactly the reason behind the hunt that members of the Claresholm Fish and Game Association conducted on lands of ranchers who were suffering significant losses of stock. It was an attempt to demonstrate that coyotes could be controlled by means other than use of poisons and was implemented primarily on foot with vehicles being used only to transport hunters to predetermined positions directed by a rancher who knew the area and where he had actually taken coyotes that threatened his sheep. The department of lands and forests and the depart- ment of agriculture together with many ranchers agree that usually there are only one or two coyotes in an area or pack that actually kill sheep or calves. But the rest that would normally be satisfied with rabbits and gophers or move in and eat the kills. Consequently it is the ex- pressed policy of both departments to direct control activities to selective control rather than straight numerical reduction. The fish and game associations because of their large membership can be very effective and can encircle an area when notified by a department official or a rancher that a killer coyote is there and destroy the problem animal. The like the has no natural predators in the settled areas and unless their numbers are controlled by harvests will fall prey to nature's way of elimination which can be dangerous to also. Although it is un- reasonable to blame the fox solely for the extremely low pheasant we cannot close our eyes to the fact that he is a very efficient predator to pheasants. He has also forc- ed many farmers to stop rais- ing poultry. Evidence of numerous nesting duck hills around sloughs prove that the fox feeding his newborn kits is most active during the critical nesting period. Since man has reduced nesting cover to an extreme degree he must control fox numbers to ensure desired reproduction of pheasants and ducks and other species. one cannot say that hunters misunderstand. The hunter that experiences the challenge of the hunt by the necessity to use his natural senses and attempt to think like the anticipating all allusive moves like the ungainly moose that doubles back past his or the grizzly bear that deliberately attempts to get behind his follower so he can attack or to actually see predator prey relationship activities first comes closer to understanding life and what its all about than the self-styled specialist who juggles statistics and distorts facts in the interest of emphasizing an opinion. How far will American power be By Bruce Herald special commentator 'Mr. sir I've fond those little oT WASHINGTON In the hurricane of human events now swirling around our dis- ordered little planet any sure assumption made today is likely to become invalid tomorrow. But a few none of them should survive the storm. The overriding as a Canadian in Washing- ton quickly realizes is the increasing threat to the defences of the western world. Obvious to of especially to the Rus- sian were the unexpected strains in the NATO alliance when the European desperate for Arab refused the United States' planes any landing or even air on their way to Israel. That deci- sion cut more deeply into the American official and the public 'than foreigners yet To be the European government had a though a very dubious as judges it. They could argue that the United without consulting its had involved them overnight in the war of the Middle a region outside and imperilled their oil their economic bloodstream. As against the American government and people saw in the European action not only a strategic military crisis but a long-term warning. How much the average citizen must be perhaps quite un- can the United States permanently place in allies that shrink from the And after as Senator Mike Mansfield keeps have the rich Euro- pean nations failed even to provide the necessary ground troops for NATO and forced the United States to provide them 28 years after the last war A second and shaking fact compounds the first. It is the deliberately diminishing power of the United States and the diminished will to use the vast power still when the at the worst possible has more problems than it can solve at home. To say that the United States has begun to retreat into isolationism is certainly a gross too sim- ple by since isolation of the sort attempted between the wars is clearly impossible in a world growing more interdependent every day as the oil shortage reminds us. But that instinct of isolated as old as the republic has never died. It must be counted among the fundamental factors in the complex equation now confronting the grand yet troubled alliance. No IAK raft rfmiht thut fuit once he has talked to the men of domestic power in and foreseen the delayed but eventually inevitable reduction of American troops in though the fact is still too vague and confused. it is further com- plicated by the unknown inten- tions of the Kremlin's real view of detente. Concern- ing these unknowns the or rather the in Washington is endless between the men too loosely and unfairly called hawks and those called doves. how much is there in the widely held in that Russia's true Middle Eastern strategy is to reduce Europe's oil supply un- til NATO agrees to weaken the western defence line and allow Russia to concentrate its power on the against the argument is endless and inconclusive. There can be no that the American and Russian governments construe detente in complete- ly different terms. The United States regards it as the first serious step in basic recon- ciliation. Russia accepts with bland gestures of as a useful but very restricted agreement which may moderate but can- not be allowed to interfere struggle of ideologies. On the other hand as if the struggle were not already complex enough Russia urgently and expects to abundant American sometimes even and its according to American is in a dreadful mess. Amid all the the American and Russian so have never really and both are internally divided. does the cur- rent equation leave the new and frustrated tran- satlantic the Year of which has become the Year of and does it leave as a shock or maybe a between Europe and Another report will try to discuss Canada's little- understood but meanwhile what most im- or a Cana- dian in Washington was Senator Mansfield's typically cool and awesome state- ment to the do not believe that we should become involved with American forces anywhere except as our own national interests and security are at vital stake. One Vietnam is one Vietnam too Since Senator Mansfield is majority leader of the Democratic Senate and probably the most respected politician in the United States this to say the least of must chill all including that remain utterly dependent on American power. How and from what we must ask will that power be finally ef a The LetHbridge Herald 504 7th St. S. LETHBRIDGE HERALD CO. and Published by Hon. W.A. BUCHANAN Second Class MMI Registration No. 0012 Member ol The Canadian Press end the Canadian Dally Newspaper Pubiltnerr Association and the Audit Bureau ol Circulations CLEO W. Editor and Publisher THOMAS General Manager DON PILLING WILLIAM HAY Managing Editor Associate Editor ROY MILES DOUGLAS K. WALKER Advertising Msnager Editorial Page Editor MCQAI 0 4CRVC4 TMC Am ;