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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I'III lOlt I Everyone is needed Co-operation is needed in building out- door ice rinks the more adults co- operate the more rinks there will be. It's as simple as that according to Brian community program co- who envisages from seven to 10 outdoor rinks throughout Lethbridge this winter providing enough adults get behind the project. He has already received seven requests for ice rinks and is expecting many more. Each request will be evaluated on its own merit whether the suggested site is on city in close proximity to a neighborhood of it is and if there is a fire hydrant within close range. Some requests received have been for rinks larger than the standard size of 100 by 50 feet. Requests for rinks should be sent to Mr. Bourassa in writing and enquiries made by telephoning him at 327-6954. Adult co-operation will be needed in preparing the building the necessary snow laying plastic and in the regular scraping and snow clear- ing city will clear off the snow providing the fall is above six In addition to last year's outdoor rink budget a sizeable LIP adequate to cover the costs of several rink super- is expected. Such personnel promise a fairer use of the rinks with the little folks assured equal opportunity with the hockey enthusiasts. With rink preparation expected to be underway in a week or so chinooks don't melt winter it is expected Mr. Bourassa's office will be flooded with word from as well as requests for as anx- ious to make outdoor skating distinctive in Lethbridge get behind this fun project. All it will take is a group of parents in any given area pledging their services to do the groundwork. If there ever was a time for communi- ty co-operation it's now the city's winter fun depends on it. A welcome addition It isn't often residents are asked to make suggestions as to the location of city services but in the case of the two bus shelters envisaged for 1974 they are being asked to do just that. Transit superintendent John Frouws reports he will welcome site suggestions for the proposed city-sponsored shelters providing they are sited in business locations. Shelters in residential areas have proven to be vandalism incentives. The latest of six bus shelters was open- ed recently in front of the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital at 18th street and 9th avenue. The all-glass and aluminum designed without seats as a vandalism is seven feet in with two large front doors and is big enough to accommodate 20 people comfortably. Unlike the other open- fronted bus with merely a roof and three the spanking new addi- tion provides total enclosure from the elements. It is sure to be appreciated by the large number of hospital visitors depending on bus transportation. The first of this modern this shelter is a sample of what is to come. Money has already been allocated for two similar bus shelters in 1974. The three-sided shelters located at Woolco and Zellers on the south side and at 10th street and Stafford drive at 13th street the Golden Acres and at Simpson in the all have open and although they provide shelter they don't provide protection from winter winds. The Herald has previously advocated additional bus shelters for Lethbridge. With increased commuting looming and an increasing number of shoppers depending on the bus for transportation budgeting for.additional shelters will be viewed as a good move on council's part. But like all good things in a public appreciation is seldom expressed only protests when something is wrong. with the public able to sample the com- fort of the fully enclosed shelters and realizing this is only the first of three en- visaged for Lethbridge it would be well if residents dropped a line to city hall ex- pressing their pleasure along with suggesting possible sites for additional structures.________________________ ART BUCHWALD A new bundling plan WASHINGTON Everyone is coming up with new methods of helping during the energy crisis. Some ideas are but others are very practical and should be called to the attention of the government. Professor Heinrich Applebaum has been studying new methods of sharing and has just written a paper titled and the Energy which he presented to the Society of Thermostat Inspectors. Applebaum told me after giving his place where we waste the most heat in our homes is in bed. America can no longer afford the luxury of having one person sleep in bed all by himself. If we can persuade peo- ple to voluntarily share their we could turn down the thermostats in our homes seven these people have to be I asked. normal times I would say yes. But this is the biggest emergency our country has ever faced and I think people should be given waivers if they aren't at least until the crisis is you consider bedpooling as a major solution to the heating We must make Americans feel unpatriotic if they go to bed alone. We must instill a new spirit of bundling in this sounds great on I suppose people refuse to share their beds with Applebaum pursed his lips. the government will have to step in and take Forceful measures. These could include a- surtax on citizens who insist on sleeping alone. This tax would be so high that it would be very unprofitable to refuse to bun- dle with somebody else. We could also give tax deductions to those who are willing to pool their beds. For if Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice were willing to bun- dle they would get 10 per cent off on their income about people who have to sleep such as doctors and new- spaper would have a special sticker put on their beds exempting them from the bundling laws. This sticker would be given only to peo- ple who could prove their work is so essential they cannot bundle up with do you think the American people will take to forced think the American people will be will- ing to share their beds with others once Nixon explains it to them. Body heat is still the greatest resource this country and we can get through the winter providing everyone and I mean everyone co operates with each you have a large empty bed and no one to bundle What do you do hope to set up bedpooling information centres all over the country. All you would have to do is call a number .and we'd tell you who is looking for someone to share a bed. These centres would be open 24 hours a sounds I said. I guess it's worth Applebaum will work. To get the people to we will have an adver- tising campaign on will be your time you share your bed this something in an Arab sheik PEACE FORCE who do they send to keep the The Political hassle growing By Dian syndicated commentator MONTREAL It was simply too much to expect the Trudeau Liberals to act in any other than the insensitive manner that has characteriz- ed their economic decision making in the past five years. Energy Minister Donald Macdonald announced a SI .90 a barrel export tax on Alberta oil as a way to insulate Cana- dian consumers from the price fluctuations going on beyond our borders. Everyone agrees in principle with the sentiment of protecting Cana- dian consumers from price increases that come from an unstable external market. But of the options open to Macdonald and his colleagues could not have -dreamed up a more arrogant or inflexible one. The western provinces have been stung by Ottawa often enough to be on the defensive. As recently as four months at the Western Economic Opportunities Ot- tawa renewed its promise to consult with the provinces before taking any actions that would seriously affect them. While they are making these periodic affirmations of their good Ottawa persists in unilaterally enacting policies that benefit the east at the ex- pense of the west. Like the ex- port restrictions on beef and oil seeds. Like the feed grains policy. Like the oil export tax. Alberta's oil belongs to Albertans. Alberta's oil has made the province rich. To raise the ex- port tax to a barrel when Alberta objected to it at 40 cents a barrel is arrogant. To add to the it is costing Alberta a fortune. When Ot- tawa imposed a tax of a that is a barrel that doesn't go to Albertans. It amounts to about million A DAY. What's Alberta's production levels will decline within the next three years. The oil won't last forever. Part of the outcry we're hear- ing is simply that of a province that wants to get all it can while its valuable resources last. So Ottawa has said that 22 per cent of the tax revenue will go back to Alberta because that's what they would have received in royalties. Alberta hasn't said what should be done with the since they oppose the tax in principle. But rumor has it that another reason Alberta premier Lougheed is so furious is that Ottawa thought of the tax before he did. If Alberta had imposed the tax. Alberta would have all the tax revenue. It appears to be another of Ottawa's arrogances that it thinks Alberta can't use the money as well as Ottawa to develop alternative energy sources. In any Macdonald had a clear alternative to the ex- port tax which would have ac- complished a number of other things in addition to the desired goal of insulating Canadian oil and gas con- sumers from external price fluctuations. A national marketing board could be set up which would buy all Alberta's output at a fair and acceptable price. Ot- tawa could then sell the oil at differential prices according to market conditions. Such a scheme could have soothed already strained relations with Alberta. It could have offered premierLougheed a face sav- ing way of de-escalating the western war with Ottawa. Such a scheme would also be more flexible than the ex- port tax device. Ottawa could sell oil in the Montana or Chicago or upstate New York markets at a price com- petitive with other suppliers. Under the export tax Ottawa is locked into the a regardless of what happens to world un- less Macdonald is willing to pop up every other day in the Commons to change Canada's export policies. As things we can ex- pect escalating political hassles between Ottawa and the west. These things con- stantly threaten the unity of the country. The way the Trudeau Liberals they can hardly expect any better. Even Texas is running short By James New York Times commentator HOUSTON Gov. John the president's energy is even gloomier in private than he is in public about the duration of the energy crisis. And even Texas is beginning to wonder about the future. Governor Love has been down here talking to the oil producers and and instead of the 10 per cent fuel shortage foreseen by the White he has been talk- ing about a shortage of 15 to 19 per cent. His concern now is not mainly about in- conveniences to the American people through fuel but of serious effects on profits and the economy and unity of the nation. Houston looks like an architect's model of the and this spectacular city was built on oil. but even Gov. Dolph Briscoe was say- ing privately that even Texas would have to import oil and gas by the 80's and when Texas runs the crisis is obviously real. Love is particularly worried about the growth of gas areas like Oklahoma resisting an equal distribution system remote farm areas or regions with par- ticularly severe weather be- ing discriminated against all this leading to more divisions within the country and even to black and to evade the com- ing regulations. The objective of the Nixon energy Love is to achieve the for U.S. self sufficiency. This from the Middle East and he but that it should do everything possible to avoid having to rely on foreign supplies in the future. A vast education campaign is now on to persuade the American people that the crisis is not a temporary nuisance but a basic problem which will affect American ways of living and even American world military strategy for many years to come. Love says the administra- tion misjudged the will and ability of the Middle East states to organize an embargo of oil to states favorable to but now he observes they have proved they can and will do it. At the meetings of the American Petroleum Institute everybody seemed to agree that it would require great unity and cooperation by everyone concerned to deal with this but as usual there is now a lot of scape goating on the crisis. Some people blame the petroleum industry for limiting supplies of fuel to in- crease but the API in- sists its profits last year were less than 11 per while profits of all industry ran over 28 per cent. Others blamed the en- vironmentalists for obstructing the development of new oil new and atomic energy plants. And the petroleum in- dustry officials blame the government. While Love was blaming nobody in Frank over. SUtet should not import oil Mld the industry had been issuing warnings about the fuel shortage ever since when government price fix- ing was imposed on the natural gas but that most government officials had hearing aids turned He also blamed tax changes in 1969 which reduced the depletion allowance percen- tage and siphoned off of millions of dollars each year from further search for needed new petroleum The petroleum industry says that instead of reducing dependence on foreign the United States imported 31.4 per cent more crude oil during the first 10 months of 1973 than in the same period of 1972. an API report petroleum imports were exceeding six million barrels a day before the latest Middle East which was 35.4 per cent of the 17.1 million barrels used in this country every day. Both Love and the industry officials agree that it will take from three to five years to in- crease U.S. production of oil fuels and much longer to develop alter- nate supplies of and finally power. The is not for a short term crisis but for a long term adjustment to new and smaller slower speeds and lower higher and intricate new negotiations to increase world production and spread the limited supplies equally both at home and abroad. Letters A nger precedes violence Persons concerned about the trend toward social violence often discount violence on TV and the cinema as being the true cause. They believe that the fun- damental causes of this un- desirable social feature lies much deeper and imply that much research will be re- quired before the nature of violence can be fully under- stood. it seems to me is plac- ing a degree of sophistication upon something which is neither new nor unexpected. It might help such researchers when and if they ever get organized and come to grips with this to realize that the answers lie right un- der their so to for in any analysis of violence the primary component must be anger. That a pure will to violence on any large scale can exist in a civilized society is very suggesting that anger of the degree which borders upon violence is ac- quired. Perhaps this contemplation would be more simplified if we divided society into two groups the offended and the offenders and go on to with candor that such do really exist. The tools of the with which they do the dirty work in society and which leads to anger among the are gross injustice and im- morality. Obviously when such potent factors u tbeae are with a decrc concern for the general being in social anger of a matching decree wiu emerge. offensive behavior which thrives on per- is practically certain to increase if per- mitted to do so and in could lead to public for a time comes when Injustice becomes in- tolerable. Our history is full of bloody battles fought and destroying offenders of the day. It is a wonder that there is not more violence when we consider that in all probability men have not as in their civilizing severed all connections with their primitive being. Not so long ago violence and the tools of violence were much more common than they are today and it is likely that men held a love of violence then as natural as man's love of physical strength. Through centuries of tutor- ing and experience man has been induced to abandon violence but as current history reveals he is capable of returning to it. In a culture which chooses to prevail relegation of violence is a must. The best approach to this ideal would be a retention of understanding and respect for both justice and morality. LLOYD R. WEIGHTMAN Lethbridge. Backs Aid. Ferguson City on November discussed the matter of city growth and the control of this growth. The subject was raised by Aid. Vera Ferguson and elucidated by Aid. Steve Kotch. Council is seen as the guar- dian of the optimum well- being of the electorate. The well-being of the majority of a rural district is directly related to growth of the com- munity. In other growth of a community reflects the quality of life within it. The statement by Aid. Ferguson that city coun- cil has never down the road and asked what we really want in this and by Aid. Kotch that day of deciding whether we grow or what we want to do has long gone by the are indeed most disturbing revelations. Obviously past councils have failed in their main and have plac- ed us on a straight road which is without exits and only posted by the dollar sign. The need for council schooled in the sub- ject of quality of life and was exposed at a uni- que meeting of the Southern Alberta Public Affairs Council at which most council members were given the op- portunity to express their thoughts on this general sub- ject. It was blatantly obvious that only Aid. Ferguson was accustomed to an exercise in this complex subject. We urgently need a council with the courage to join Aid. Ferguson in her fundamental enquiry into the quality of life desired by Lethbridge citizens and the kind of growth this en- tails. Lethbridge. K. JERICHO Not Sportsmen I have a great admiration for Helen who spoke out strongly against the great Claresholm coyote hunt and called a spade a spade. As an ex-hunter who par- ticipated in the endeavor for some 30 years I am amused at today's characters who call themselves sportsmen. Having begun my hunting education at the age of 12 un- der the guidance of my own father I have always believed that animals should be treated as living beings and not mere- ly objects of destruction by those who glory in the sight and smell of blood and the glazing eye of a dying bird or creature. We never shot at sitting ducks or geese or other game birds as is popular with many modern hunters who claim to be sportsmen. We were also required to get within positive identifying range of our quarry and at no tune did we resort to scopes which would enable us to kill while virtually out of sight and sound. We didn't have track vehicles or snowmobiles nor aircraft to set us down beside the animal we sought to either. No longer a I now get great pleasure out of watching birds and beasts through field glasses. I believe that foxes and other so-called predators who kill only to live were meant to exist on this earth and that man has no right to destroy them in order to demonstrate to his fellow man what a great hunter he is. Without radio and we were not sub- ject to advertising pressures of arms companies and consequently were never concerned with being hunting heroes'who used a certain gun or type of ammunition. We didn't concern ourselves with Dutch courage in order to withstand the dangers we might encounter in facing a Mallard duck or Canada goose or even a deer or moose or other such dangerous adver- saries. My hunting have left me with a poor opi- nion of today's nimrods. While travelling the back I .have been disgusted by the sight of bird and animal car- casses left by the roadside by killers who once having killed had no further use for their prey. Of late we have had much agitation for the destruction of so-called predators such as foxes and coyotes which kill merely to exist they are not equipped with super- etc. with which to obtain the necessities of My neighbor who raised sheep for years maintains that he never lost even one sheep to coyotes simply because he didn't neglect to see thatthey were within checkup range. He can't even recall cases of such losses in the area. Anyone who travels any rural or main highways must be aware that cars and trucks kill as many game birds as any other single cause. I have listened to a great many hunting stories during my lifetime and in many cases have concluded that the wrong character was dubbed as the victim. G. D. LEE Milk River The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th St. S. LETMBfllDQE HERALD CO. LTD.. Proprietors and Publishers Published by Hon. W.A. BUCHANAN Second CUM Mail Registration No.'OOlZ Member of The Canadian Prtss and the Canadian Dally Newspaper Publishers' Association and tha Audit Buraau of Circulations CLEO W. MOWERS. Editor and Publisher THOMAS H ADAMS. General Manager DON PILLING WILLIAM HAY Managing Editor Associate Editor ROY MILES DOUGLAS K. WALKER Advertising Manager Editorial Page Editor HERALD SERVES ;