Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THI LITHMMDOC HMALD A collection of brief book reviews drafts With Wotl u4 Flu'.' by MtUy Dweai Irwui tad M In all forms of jiowledge of technique and nedia is necessary in order to reate effectively. This book provides detailed nformation on homespun vool and flax fibers with ex- black and white tnotos. Instructions for choosing rarn for gauging ititches and drafting a tweater pattern are given. Weaving techniques include he leno Brooks Spanish Danish nedallion and needle weaving m the loom. Details for weav- ng several projects are given ncluding a tapestry. Also included is a chapter on .iedyeing for rug embroidery with vool and along with the jasic stitches. This easy-to-follow reference book should en- tourage the reader to produce iis own creative crafts. ELSIE MORRIS Cross-Country Skiing and Ski by William J. Lederer and Joe Pete Wilson J. 181 The first edition of this published in sold more copies than any other ski manual in the nation In the short period of one year it has become the most popular book on the Eastest growing winter sport tn America. The text and illustrations have been specifically design- ed so that anyone of any age or experience can learn cross- country skiing quickly. It is true if you can stand up and you can leam to cross-country ski from these The revised edition introduces the newest a simplified wax- ing and some of the latest learning techniques developed in Scandinavia as well as in the United States. The experience of thousands of users of this book indicates that if two novices study the book together they can enjoy cross-country touring after two times on the snow and can be happy intermediates after four times out CHRIS STEWART Gear You Can Make by Bradford Angier 115 distributed by George J. McLeod Bradford who dwells in a wilderness home on the Peace River in Hudson has learned to live in harmony with nature. Now he adds another volume to a long list of outdoor publications which have flow- ed from his pen. He explains with a fine collection of simple line drawings and instructions how to tan craft moc- use natural build a camp make tent toothbrushes and refrigeration Whether you want an economical start to assembly- ing your outdoor or are an experienced hiker wanting to follow more adventurous the book will be of great practical help Canoe enthusiasts might be especially delighted to find a formula for building their favorite craft. NOEL BUCHANAN Best of by the Editors of Life Brown and Company 304 When Life Magazine ceased the editors decid- ed to publish a tribute to the photographers who had made Life a great magazine. As the managing editor puts simply wanted the best pic- tures that had appeared in Life over 36 and these range from history-stamped moments to the happy inanities of the miscellany The result is this splen- did anthology. There are photographs of great historical legen- dary public silly disasters and the good times as well as the bad. A few of the pictures are guaranteed 'to shock. The slaughter and torture of human beings and animals is never pleasant but there are evil people in this world whose deeds are recorded in this book alongside the good and happy events of the past decades. We can laugh at the zool suits and the hula-hoop admire the achievements of men and and also ponder the pictures of the victims of war and racism. This is a volume to browse through. It's more than a nostalgic look at the the 20 sections detail in superb color and black and white photographs events that have had a profound influence upon all of us. An excellent gift for someone special who really appreciates fine books and outstanding photography. TERRY MORRIS by Sandra Goney awl Claire Cox Dial distributed by Fltzhenry and The authors of this book have attempted to help the mature woman make produc- tive and worthwhile the last half of her life. Easily and documented by statistics and observations of experts in many the text deals with most possible aspects of life for women over 40 how to make a 'new' life after the children are how to cope with the gray-hair how to achieve confidence in reapproaching the work re-training or starting anew in a profession or working significantly as a handling dealing with understanding the menopause. A long list of supplementary reading is supplied for those wishing to study the subject further. The book might just give the new lease on life for which some women hunger. ELSPETH WALKER by Jeremy Sand- Warburg 216 distributed by This very informative study tells how the Gypsies are persecuted and often cruelly punished for wanting to be free. Through the ages there have been people who have been cursed but most of all it was the Gypsies who were hunted from place to place and country to country. The Gypsies have no written language and the author of this book travelled through talking and writing down what was said and what he saw. The scent of grassy the smell of wood- smoke permeate this book but also the endless the sprawl of concrete and refuse dumps speak to us of the degradation and squalor the Gypsy finds himself in today. Anyone who has listened to the primeval force of gypsy music or understood the language of their anyone who has experienced their strange telepathic power or felt a yearning for an alter- native life style will read this book with much interest and compassion. GERTA PATSON by Irving Sloane Irwin and Company 95 From the time his book on classic guitar construction first Irving Sloane has been bombarded with re- quests for a book on repairing guitars. drawing on his own experience and with the co-operation of master craftsmen and professionals in the care and restoration of fretted Sloane has put together the first and only manual covering the full range of repair procedures used on acoustic guitars. Photographs and text in Guitar Repair explain in a step-by-step fashion how to adjust the eliminate buzzing or remove an entire top or back. Sloane describes the best methods for closing cracks and patching larger fractures and what to do when the instrument's top bellies out or the neck warps. He covers replacement of the bridge and pick refretting and refinishing. An appendix lists suppliers of materials needed in guitar repair. Without anyone who makes or sells guitars will find Guitar Repair a book he must have. CHRIS STEWART Ramage by Dudley Pope ft Warbirg 341 diltrifeted by Collnih Lieutenant Ramage not only battles with the sea in his voyage to Jamaica but he battles against the Admiral of the British Navy who holds a personal grudge against him. He strives to clear himself in the eyes of the British hierarchy but is immediately caught in a romantic tangle with the passengers who are the valuable cargo being delivered to Jamaica. Ramage finds himself in a dangerous hurricane In which he strives to save not only his ship the but the ship which is carrying the special cargo. Having successfully landed both ships on a semi-deserted island of which he is made be discovers through the Spanish garrison on the island that there is buried treasure. This of leads to a vast search for the buried treasure which proves to be the key in his fight with the admiral. Dudley Pope captures the intrigue and romance of the West Indies as well as giving a fair view of running a ship in a convoy. SYLVIA JOEVENAZZO Hands Complete Book of dom House of Canada 300 This beautiful book will delight a creative person who likes to make her own clothes. There are many lovely colored pictures and detailed illustrations to help make sim- ple the techniques and tricks which make the difference between a garment that and one which has comfort and good fit. Many designs are provided in graph form so that even a purchased pattern is unnecessary for some good styling. There are sections describ- ing the sewing of attractive children's wear. In there are hints' about choosing a sewing how to care for it and how to achieve good results with the model you choose. There are hints about the care and handling of many of the newer man made fabrics as well as of natural materials like leather and fur. I would recommend this book for the who has a creative spirit and a flare for design. There are other sewing guides which might better serve the or- dinary home seamstress who sticks with a paper pattern packet and is still bewildered by graphs. ELSPETH WALKER Walter's CktMe Irwta Cmpuy Ltaltotf THE VOICE OF ONE Dr. Frank S. Morley 1U Adrian a musicologist and journalist on the Montreal Gazette covers the essentials of music in a entertaining way in this attractive handbook. The Guide gives the characteristics of music dur- ing the Classical the Baroque or Romantic periods and provides information about the outstanding composers of each and about their prin- cipal works. There are sec- tions on jazz and twelve-tone on the the orchestra and its on opera and the great operatic and concert on the birth and growth of the recording and on the training of the musical as well as suggestions for a record a bibliography and an introduction which includes helpful advice on how to get the most out of music. Parents will find Mr. Waller's advice on children and how to introduce them to music particularly helpful. CHRIS STEWART Around the bend Photo by Rick Ervin Implausible and improbable by Richard Roomer Irwin 227 The president of the United States calls up the prime minister of Canada for a friendly and by the issues Canada with a three-part ultimatum. allow Americans the natural gas in Canada which is theirs by right of exploration and financing. come to an agreement with natives in the Mackenzie Corridor so they will stop blowing up the American pipeline there. and allow the Americans to construct and operate any type of transportation system they choose to allow them to use the natural gas which the president feels is rightly theirs In the little over 24 hours which the prime minister has been given to answer the he manages to con- sult with his the Governor-General turns out to be a traitor in the his the op- position and most citizens of Canada He rejects the ul- then the Americans act. The ending of this book is like the beginning and some of the middle implausible and improbable. Mr. Rohmer isan expert on Canada's resources and northern and he reveals this in His expertise a has still to be dis- played. The author breaks up rather stuffy background ex- planations with attempts at suspense. He has tried to cram too much and too much into a relatively short and the reader comes away feeling he has just gone through a Reader's Digest Condensed Book. The subject of the book is arid contains an im- portant Canada had better act now to utilize and conserve her and prepare for an American confrontation. Another perhaps not so ob- is that the Americans had better begin frantic research into forms of energy other than fossil fuels This perhaps could have been a great had it been developed thoroughly and ex- pertly to twice or three times its present length. DAVID B ELY The new China Wakes in the by Aodrey Toppiag 8V x distributed by Fltxheiry Old China who are now having the opportunity to visit a land from which most of them have been excluded for more than 20 seem generally if not by what they en- counter. Audrey daughter of Canadian diplomat Chester is no exception. Her with its abundance of splendid exudes a warm feeling for the Chinese people and for what has been ac- complished under the Com- munist regime. The according to the people questioned all over has produced new a sense of material a freedom from oppression and a pride in building a new In the section contributed by Mr. Ronning there is a sad admission that the church built by his mis- sionary father still stands in good condition but is not used for services. But Mr. Ronning concludes with the comment that he could not help but think that his parents would have been pleased to note how the people of Fancheng have been liberated from the old superstitions and from the crippling limitations of the past.'' The text and many of the pictures in the book derive from a 1971 visit. Some of the pictures come from a 1972 trip with an NBC film crew. Here is a book that would be treasured by anyone who has ever lived in China and will be enlightening to all who have only wished they could visit that land. DOUG WALKER Comrades Anonymous In Winnipeg there used to and may still be. a hospital for crippled children with the most delightful murals for such a building you could ever imagine. A visitor wanted to know who did for they were unsigned No one knew. The only answer was the name of the firm responsible. The artist was unknown. Yet the man was a genius who had spent countless hours on the murals. He is a member of the great Who wrote the famous the ye heavens adore morning gilds the all ye Lord and a host of The title for this by the was borrowed from a poem by an unknown writer in The New Republic written on the oc- casion of the slaughter of workers in Vienna on February 12 of that year. After the war of 1914-18 many nations commemorated their dead with a tomb of Unknown Did not victory belong to countless thousands of Comrades Gerald Moore wrote a book on accompany- ing I too The greatest of accompanists are the least noticed and are given little if any credit in consequence. Reading the newspaper reviews next day after a recital the accompanist is lucky to be mentioned A good accompanist is even more rare than a good yet must remain in the great society of Marconi said he owed his inventions to a nameless inventor of a much earlier date Who invented the Edward R. Hewitt tells Were the how Edison after long experimentation failed to produce a fila- ment that burned evenly Some places where the resistance was higher became hotter and burned out more readily. Hiram Maxim solv- ed the problem but his lawyer failed to patent the invention properly. Edison took advan- tage of this failure and got credit for the invention As far as this invention was concerned Maxim was relegated to the socie- ty of Anonymous Fifteen years before Bell patented the telephone a German inventor by the name of Reis described exact- ly such an invention. Shakespeare's plays are all based on anonymous predecessors. Nearly everyone knows of Helen but few know of Anne Sullivan creator of a as Madame Montessori called her. In every field of science and culture it is true as Jesus have labored and you have entered into their Who originally founded the church in The Liber Pontificalis or Book of the Pope says that entered the city of Rome when Nero was It is certain that there were Christians in Rome' in the reign of Claudius. It has been suggested that converts were made at Pentecost when in Acts 2 10 it is recorded that there were from Jews and These were the who laid the foun- dations for the work of the apostles later Who built the first airplane7 Who was the an- cient Hindu who hundreds of years before Harvey discovered the circulation of blood7 Who first evolved the heliocentric theory that the earth moves around the Not Coper- nicus but perhaps an old Greek called Aristarchus But the Greeks were profundly in debt to more ancient civilizations. A list of martyrs in the reign of Mary I included among those hanged and burned 13 four two seven six two two and 13 sawyers Comrades Napoleon Bonaparte after the battle of Bautzen lost no one of im- though he had lost thousands of men Now how could he know that7 Think of the great army of wives who have inspired their husbands Like the wife of Wendell Phillips who used to send him out to make a speech with the shilly- shally. Nearly every one of his magnificent phrases for his speeches was borrowed by Churchill. The world was built by Comrades Anonymous Thv University of Lelhbridge APERTURE In defence of the west K. K. Kickivood joined the U of L political tf inn v department this fall. He obtained his II I M4 in political science at York I in 1967 and 1968 and completing his throufh the University of Toronto Rickicood in a specialist in Cana- ilinn public international and foreign policy and has a per- sonal interest in Canadian communications. Phoning Grandma in Newfoundland or Aunt Martha in Victoria may soon cost 50 per cent more. The reasons lie in the proposals which Gerard federal minister of com- will present to a federal provincial conference on November 1973 Mr. Pelletier's proposals originate in a on telecommunications policy tabled in the House of Commons in as discussion points from which federal legisla- tion could be drafted after consultation with the public and the provinces. The public ig- nored the green but the provinces were alarmed by its assumptions that the federal government had the right to invade provincial telecommunications jurisdictions and was go- ing to exercise it through a tough new regulatory agency. In Mr. Pelletier confirmed provincial fears when he explicitly rejected regulation or control of everything in their respective Negotiation was to be allowed on the degree of federal regulation over telecommunication until now exclusively regulated by the not on the question of federal versus provincial regulation. Most westerners would missing the significance of this new invasion of provincial jurisdiction. For western government- owned telephone companies have kept the cost of residential service down by subsidiz- ing it from surplus revenues earned on long- distance calls through the prairies between central Canada and the coast Now the federal government proposes to regulate inter-provincial to ensure lower long distance rates for inter-provincial callers. As a western subscribers can expect their phone bills lower than those paid by to rise dramatically. Mr. Pelletier proposes to open the west to competition from new com- mon carriers. the western telephone companies must split revenues with telecommunications. While they can handle they have doubts about meeting competition from new common who would simply skim the cream off the large urban markets and leave the government-owned companies to handle the costly hinterland service. Western telephone companies depend on surplus revenues earn- ed in the city to pay for part of their rural ser- vice. With limited revenues split among many western provincial telephone companies would have to increase their rates and appeal for taxpayer subsidiza- tion to maintain universal service In the federal government is seek- ing to liberalize the western provinces' current policy of restricting inter-connection of foreign attachments to their lines. Western telephone companies rent communications equipment to private firms for internal com- munication purposes. Under the proposed federal private firms could hook up what equipment they so long as it met minimal technical standards to protect the external telephone system. Provincial telephone companies now use the surplus revenues they derive from equipment rental to private firms to subsidize their residential service. private firms could economize by renting or owning equipment obtained from other sources than the common carrier Provincial telephone companies are concern- ed that much of the equipment hooked up by private firms will be imported from outside thereby depriving Canadian manufacturers and workers of work. Only private firms can benefit from inter- connection- liberalization but westerners will pay higher home phone bills to give eastern- owned firms this advantage. What has motivated the minister of com- munications to propose policies so detrimen- tal to the Part of the problem lies in an eastern Canadian tendency to design federal policies to solve eastern without considering their impact on outlying regions In data communications firms and cable-system operators are influencing the department of communications with promises of cheaper communications ser- vices of the most sophisticated and varied kind Westerners remain skeptical Competi- tion among private firms has never been strong in Canada anti-combines legislation has been weak. Promises of communications savings will probably prove a as they have in other and benefits will accrue mainly to easterners. Thus when western delegations troop into the Ottawa conference hall on November they will come armed with arguments why the federal proposals should be amended. Whether they will succeed is anoth- er question. Mr. Pelletier is a tough but he is also a just man The western skilfully may be persuasive. One thing is if the federal superagency ever gets western control of telecom- munications will vanish. Gerard Pelletier may thus be following his cabinet Donald S. into a confrontation with the west. Great presence of mind By Doog Walker Jim Rae tattled on his wife Mary at a social gathering one evening. He told how she had passed the offering plate to her sister-in-law Mercy Rae the previous Sunday and then shortly afterwards whispered to Mercy that the minister must have forgotten to have the offering taken again. It was particularly embarrassing because the.minister. Blake was in the gathering and Jim went on to say that Mary must have been asleep following the sermon that had preceded the offering But Mary showed great presence of mind in this situation. She said her mind hadn't been engaged by the offering because she was thinking about the sermon she had just heard.