Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
X 10 years after Kennedy's Image Is tarnishing By ROBERT REINHOLD The of the first president to have Cronin. youagpoUllcal scientist -I tote fct wai an enormous amdolRt New Ytfk Tines Service Mass. However the public may remember John Fitzgerald Kennedy 10 years after his toe scholars who will eventually fir his place in history are at loggerheads. Most tend to give him good marks for his strength and strident doubts are cropping up about Kennedy's role as a cold warrior. As a politician he is being increasingly criticiz- ed as a wellhead of what many now regard as a dangerous and unattractive cult of the powerful presidency. j brief reign of the first president to have a youagpoliltcal scientist born fr this century will probably remain for the Study of Democratic wms A news. analysis been forever a frustrating enigma a source of endless Nand unsatisfying speculations about what might have been. Whether President Kennedy will be seen as a bright beacon or a slim flicker In the spectrum of human events is something only time will tell. Seduced as much as the public and the press by the Kennedy wit and the historians and .political scientists have tended to celebrate him with his declasse successors. And' if there ii anything the scholars are likely to agree on it is that the chief contribu- tion of Kennedy was in the realm of intangibles idealism. It was like the Greek plays be personified the hopes and the said Thomas precisely because be was slain so early that we allow ourselves to indulge in the idea that was a hopeful sign and a hopeful man if he only had the could have done the worth The Kennedy era has struck many intellec- tuals as singularly even though its specific achievements were slim. The in the words of Henry Steete Comniager and Allan gaiety with patience with compassion with and poetry with Such in the view of James MacGregor the Williams College instilled in the national psyche the notion that govern- ment could be uplifting and elevating. WMM VMW M- the Kennedy Was it mostly style and ytile Was Kennedy an effective Ittnfe it Isim thereto be says. was an enormous amoVR of but it is all But whet CM be said in a concrete way about The Vwittttin question and many other issues have fueled a growing not only by skeptical journalists such as Henry Fairlie and Richard J but also by many a Liberal scholar once to the Kennedy spirit. The from both left and are diverse. But basically Kennedy is said to have DM hf NH psww Did he tead us to Vietnam Mr stack up against UK the day as ssen from There i the edge'of what he How don insttl the needs of _ arenoun- esjjiracal answers In a 19N afterword to his now classic -Presidential Richard E. Neustadt of Harvard argues that Kennedy was well on the way to fulfiflfag his promise. think Kennedy was getting his feet on the the political scientist said in an inter- view. am very much Impressed by his sense of increasing a mastering of the details of the machinery. There engaged in the politics of making exaggerated promises that could not be and he. tbetefure invited frustration. It is often said he pursued a kind of mindless magnifying problems into unnecessary crisis and confrontation. And he is faulted for having exalted personal failing to recognize the importance of the bureaucracy and political party. VOL. LXVI The LetHbridge Herald NOVEMBER 1973 36 Pages 15 Cents 1 S Easterners offered I I FAMINE a sketch by Pakistani artist Zainul Abedin An editorial Help feed a hungry child Life is unfair. Canadians have far more than their fair share of the world's material many other peoples far less. Call it or just an urge to be but Southern Albertans have a reputation for willingness to share. In nine readers of the Lethbndge Herald have contributed nearly to the work of the Unitarian Ser- vice Canada's own beloved agency for shar- ing with less favored people at the same they have contributed generously to many other good causes. The need continues because the unfairness continues In spite of dis- sension and many other ills of nature and Canadians grow better off every and thus the duty of sharing is ever more compelling Can southwestern Alberta and southeastern B.C. contribute this Christ- mas season for the gift of milk to the children of Of coarse they can Of course they should. Of course they will. On behalf of its The Herald has promised a minimum of to the USC. to be raised by Christ- mas. Two years ago our readers contributed to the USC Cup of Milk last year a bit less to the fund to buy barley for Korea If they could come close to two years they can easily exceed it this year That sum will pay for about 1 3 carloads of skim milk delivered to the docks of Bangladesh The USC needs at least six carloads in all. Partly in an- ticipation of the generosity of Herald it has ordered two carloads from the Central Alberta Dairy Pool at Red Deer. One cupful of milk put in the hands of a Bangladesh child contains one ounce of milk powder and six ounces of water One dollar buys 33 cup- fuls of Canada's gold.'.' Bangladesh is a new formerly East Pakistan. Its crowded people 'are extremely yet determined and hopeful With help from friends their hope not only for survival but for reasonable health is encouraged. As in other donations will be acknowledged in print anonymity is re- as well as by tem- porary receipt An official receipt for income tax pur- poses will be mailed by the USC early in the new year. Raising will not only buy and deliver cups of Alberta milk for Bangladesh it will make Christ- mas mean more to those who give. The Herald is proud to be part of this opportunity to even out. in a small part of the unfairness of life and the world We know our readers. We know their capacity for participating generously. Cleo Publisher Herald appoints general manager Cleo W. publisher of The Lethbridge to- day announced the appoint- ment of Donald R Doram as general manager of the new- spaper effective Dec. 1. He succeeds Thomas H who died last week Mr was bom in -ethbndge and raised in the leadymade district east of he city He joined The part-time mailing staff while completing ligh school in and hen worked in the circulation lepartment. After 10 years as an adver- tising he was ap- jointed assistant manager of the commercial printing department upon the retirement last year of John Lawson. he became manager He continued as manager when the department was recently changed to The Herald Printers. He was a member of the Lethbridge Chinooks when the team gave this city its first national senior men's basket- ball championship in the late 19SO's He has been active in Cub and Scout affairs and also in church youth work Mr and Mrs Doram former Lynne Forbes of have two children. Mr Doram's parents live in retirement in Lethbridge. Energy talk WASHINGTON President Nixon said today he will go on television Monday night to announce strong to meet the United States energy crisis. D. R. Doram and About town LIL HEPPELL feeding suet and peanut butter sandwiches to a fat robin and a flight of waxwings in 12 below weather Rev. Uaden Dressier saying ban- quet head table guests are like a bunch of crumbs held up by their _ 4 Man wrongly held in Edmonton Jail EDMONTON A man spent six days in an Ed- monton city jail by mistake this week despite his constant pleas that ah error had been made. Alberta's department of the attorney-general confirmed Friday that Francis Maxwell Miller. 49. was wrongly held in custody in Edmonton on the basis of a warrant of com- mital issueJ in Calgary. The warrant involved a charge for which Mr. Miller had already pleaded been sentenced and served time Mr. Miller said in an inter- view that he has formally complained to the John Ho ward. Society because Ed- monton police consistently refused to heed his statements that a mistake had been made. Mr. Miller was stopped by police for a jaywalking infraction here Nov. IS. A routine check of computer files showed a Calgary warrant and he was held in jail while police waited for the warrant. He was released Nov 21 when his situation was check- ed thoroughly after he had re- quested legal aid David crown counsel in the attorney- general's says a mistake was but it wasn't the fault of Edmonton police our side in oil row By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Alberta Premier Peter N Lougheed appears have launched a ma- jor counter-attack to explain to Ceritral Canadians his province's side of the current Alberta-Ottawa energy liassle. There has been some concern recently on the part of the Alberta government that its side of the conflict was not getting through to Canadians outside of the province's boundaries a concern heightened by new- spaper stones about Albertans. But Mr. Lougheed took a full page in the Ottawa to explain Alberta's point of' view under the We Want Fair Value. In the full page which Mr. Lougheed wrote himself at the invitation of the newspaper's the Alberta premier takes care not to'raise the hackles of anyone in the federal govern- ment by escalating the conflict but he does set down in carefully worded and assessed sentences the province's viewpoint. He points for for Eastern Canadians who are confronted with oil shortages this winter And in if the federal government had listened to Alberta years ago this situa- tion could have been avoided have indicated our willingness to assist in every way to help ease the problem. In national security of supply has been an Alberta concern for many years. In and again in 1969. and again in early the Alberta government attempted to persuade the federal government that a pipeline to Montreal was and is in the public Stresses Mr. response to this sugges- tion has been in the negative. If the Montreal pipeline was in operation now any shortages of energy in Eastern Canada could be avoided He takes care to explain that one out of every three jobs in Alberta depends on the oil and gas industry and ex- plains that market is obviously essential so that the revenues can be channelled into diversifying Alberta's economy for the future Meanwhile in Energy Minister Donald Mac- donald and his provincial counterparts disagreed on how to conserve threatened fuel supplies but called un- animously for a quick national energy conference by Prime Minister Trudeau and provincial premiers. Mr. Macdonald told a news conference the first ministers will likely meet in possibly in Western Canada. The final timing and location will be decided later by Mr. Trudeau and the premiers. The conference would be open to the press and its goal would be to develop a long- range national energy policy. Hard policy suggestions and ideas are expected from all 10 premiers. Mr Macdonald said. it will be well into 1974 before a final national policy lakes and more lederal-provincial conferences at the ministerial level are expected in the he added. BILL GROENEN photo All bundled up It's a dog's life when the mercury dives near zero too cold for man or beast. both 5-year-old David 1418 Birch and pet dachshund Grettle have bundled up but for even a wcoly scarf is meagre protection. Better .a warm fireplace and a nice bone. Inskte it Classified..........26 Comics.......... 12 5 District............19 Family .......30-22 Local IB Markets ........23-25 Religion 11 Sports 14-16 8 TV..............6 Weather............3 LOW TONIGHT HIGH SUN. U MOSTLY SUNNY Weekend again unavailable Weekend the Herald's Saturday supplement is again not available today due to a strike by employees of the Montreal firm that publishes the magazine. Further publication depends on the outcome of the strike. The regular Herald Satur- day comic section as usual Troop impasse remains ASSOCIATED PRESS Egyptian and Israeli negotiators conferred for hours today on the implemen- tation of'the Middle East- ceasefire agreement but reached no decisions on the crucial question of troop withdrawals. The two sides agreed to meet again fourth day in a row There has .been speculation that the regularity of the talks in- dicates progress. But tensions were reported increasing along the ceasefire lines and Israeli government officials'warned that war can resume. They charged that the Soviet Union had re- equipped the Syrian and Egyp- tian armies Minor shooting incidents have been breaking out almost daily on both the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. Israeli sources said. A Tel Aviv newspaper reported Friday that the Israeli forces on the Syrian front have been placed on maximum alert At Kilometre 101 in where negotiators have been Egyptian Lt.-Gen. 'Mohamed el Gamasy and his. Israeli Maj.-Gen. Aharon Yanv. emerged from the United Nations tent after today's shook hands and smiled. They had met for two hours on Friday.