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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta in three Hie number of in (.''.mudum airline In to' Hie world IH-CII :'._n since imli- Hits lypi1 i'l' brigandage. i: nuil Hie innumerable u-ii liolitnps uf a century liiTn the Canadian Air- s has been ask- eileral to make uf an aircraft a specific t'.uier I'nc Code. At pniseculiiiiis tiro nnv.' made pnraU1 sections that are in- I'nr the oliVnct1. lias tor years been fi'deral legislation which milieu up security al air- ii has been led lo is working i but to date it been made public. The Comention uf last 1'e- iTiiibiT created intc'i'natiunal mea- sures under which hijackers could be prosecuted. It has been ratified by .11 countries but not by Canada because it does imt have ans inter- nal legislation. The ul the jetliner over Alberla mijjlil perhaps press the euvernment to prompt action. it fortunately did not end in il niiiiht weil have (lone so. Security measures adopted in the United Slates have reduced hijackings in lhat country from 33 in to It as of October this year. Obviously the fertei'iil government should ex- plore the security methods they use anil adopl them here. The pilots' as- Mietalinn should keep at the ".ovprn nieiil until such time as measures are taken to provide better secur- ity both for aircraft personnel and for passengers. South African Image hi'ld Iiv tlie .yovernment in leads down liir road to jail. Tilt1 Mrs! is the trial ant! convic- liun of the Dean ol Johannesburg, Hie Very Key. UonviUe Auhie ffrench- nevtaLih. The Shanghai born c.i'i dene with the name straight cul el' Debrell. has consistently op- posed nparili'id, and made hi.s views known from ihe pulpit. in an elmjiieni account of the trial. Kov J'eiTott of the London Observer reports that "Ihe testimony invited us to picture how Hie spies would listen to sermons and note down the Word, so to speak, so that it might later be used in evidence." Those v.ho Miuijit spiriiual advice, and V.TIT siu.'ii il irecly. later appeared as prosecution witnesses. Tho Derm was accused of acting as for the Defence and Aid Fund, a chanty run by Canon Col- lins of St. Paul's Cathedral in Lon- don for the deK'nce of African politi- cal prisoners. The fund was banned in under Ihe Suppression of Com- munism Act. The Dean denied that lie had used money from the fund for such purposes, lie said only that the money he had used to help the families of convicted prisoners who had iw means of support, had come from a private source which had nothing to do with the banned or- ganization. There were other charges too. and in the end the Dean was convicted under Ihe Terrorism Act and sen- tenced to Ihe minimum '.ears in tail. There will be an appeal, but not much hope is held out for its success. Mr. PerroU's account of the trial leaves the reader with the impres- sion that justice was not done, and that the Ucan had been the victim of duplicity by those who posed as his friends. There can be no ques- tion however, that he did give ''mor- al support" lo opponents of the state, by helpiiH; the dependents of politi- cal prisoners with clothing, school fees and so on. Xinv there is a fear in South Afri- ca, thai the Dean by his outspoken opposition and material aid to op- ponents uf the Yorster regime, may have succeeded in doing exactly the opposite of what he intended. Ilia conviction may have succeeded in preventing outside aid from reach- ing African families, and stopping churchmen who oppose apartheid from speaking out. (The Dutch Re- formed Church supports apartheid I. 'The second series of events giving rise to concern is .government inter- ference with. Ihc press. The opposi- tion press in South Africa has come under fire for criticizing the behavior of security police in a nationwide raid conducted against university lecturers, students, clergymen, jour- nalists and others. An Indian cal detainee allegedly jumped from a 10th story window during interro- gation and another detainee is sus- pected oC suffering severe injury at the hands of the police The Nationalist government of Mr. Yorster was outraged. It called the behavior of the newspapers "an act of treason." The minister of labor associated Diem with "political guer- rilla tactics and subtle political ter- rorism." The opposition press lias replied by saying the government is grow- ing hysterical over the drift away from the party. The press, in other words, has not been coned. But it could be. In spite of Mr. Yorster's boast that South Africa has a free press, it has already introduced a number of restrictive acts which would not be tolerated in this coun- try. because of outspoken oppo- sition in the media there is talk of introducing outright censorship. If Mr. Yorster is forced to take such a drastic step because he can no longer tolerate criticism, he will have declared his country a totali- tarian state. There are many who believe that it ha? achieved that sta- tus already. pasl Bv Jane Huckvale HE quefti.-n of what country, if any, has a legitimate claim to the prized one knows where the very first in- habitants d Taiwan came from, but rem- Rjinis of the aborigines who lived there of years ago. .still remain in iso- lated enclaves. Like aborigines everywhere they have become a tourist attraction, Th3 first non-barbarian settlements cen- turies ,'ipo were male by the .Japanese who established small villages and later larger They were merchants or pi- nyerl the1 island as a base for ihi ir rfuTatiuns I" the China pori-S to Southeast. Asia and India. It a tenuous foothold. When the Spanish established forts and missions on tho northern up of the island in Ihe early Kith century tu protect "Manila, tliere was no resistance by the Japanese. They aban- doned the island entirely when the home seclusion policies forbada travel overseas. Meanv.hile, the Dutch, who needed a nriviil to PorUiyuest1 shipping Macau, had moved on Lo Formosa. They wore -iblr to evict the Spanish nnd for 20 vfiir- lirld nmhspirtoH sway. Dn'H. r-reated Taiwan's finsL and opened the uay for btrfje- sr.'ile Chinese v.'nich followed. I'.y the end of the second quarter of the 17th century. f.f Chinese fieri In f. mH "f !hr Mm-; rmporiii'. Many of their; .settled .lava, Malaya. Romeo, Sin in and the find ;ire- the ancestors of many H'iMMt. day'' in those Dangers in the Indo-Pakistan situation WASHINGTON' Tin1 clcn intTKisi1 in tension be- tween India nnd as- serts mililii1-. iliM Irave been neglcded liy Aniw-ii'aii diplomacy. I'.olh hau1 nmv to be taken si'riou.-'ly cvrn by (base whose only aim is to help Pakistan. One is lhat I'akirian is mi weak ground, miliiai'ily as well HS morally. Tin1 is thai. except fur lilt liumanllariim in- stinct of I'rimc Minister Indira (iandlii, the c'olcl logic of the situation in India argues for all-out win1. 11. is now apparent Unit the Pakistani regime of President Yaliya Khan bit off more than it einild chew when it military rule over East Bengal last M n r c h. Though taking a tcrrifii' loll in lives and dis- placing refugees by t li e mil- lions, the Pakistani forces have not been able to secure full control over East Bengal. Nor has arresting the chief Bengali leader, Mujibur liahman, en- abled the Pakistani military men to throttle the Bengali in- dependence movement. In India, the Pakistani moves have bred a mood and a logic thai favors war. The Indian army lias been modern- ized and expanded since the disastrous encounter wilh China back in 1962. Virtually everybody in New Dellii be- lieves that in an all out ten. counter Ilieir forces could lick tho Pakislanis. Indian losses, as measured in a population of living on Ihc edge of misery anyhow, would not even be very high. areas. Tens of thousands of them .jumped from the frying pan into the fire when they crossed the straits to Formosa. Here, they were savagely attacked by the aborigines as they wcrkrd the fields, and were bled white by tire harsh taxation laws of their Dutch overlords. Temporary rescue with Cheng Chcn-kun. popularly known as Koxinga. Tne .son ui a Japanese mother and a Chinese father, assembled a force of what he called Ming patriots, drove the Dvitch out in and set himself up ss king. Like another famous northern Chinese of the 2flth century, Koxinga boasted that lie would conquer the mainland. He never did. His grandson pave in peacefully to a huge Chinese force and the brief kingdom was finished. Fr.r nearly two renturies Formosa 'this is the name for the island) oslensibly governed from the mainland. M a period of chaos, of rebellion and of abortive independence movements. When Kuropean powers moved In fo China in the eariy 19th century, Formosa became a pav.n in game of internation- al greed and China's hold over the island Ice.-ened eveft more. P.y whe.n it was raised from the stains of a to a province, two-thirds of it out of Ul.nil's conlre.l. The year a fateful one. 'Hie war ended in humiliating defeat for China, and Formosa was ceded to Japan in the Irealy of Shimonoseki. A in.te of irony was introduced into the prace negotiations. The Chinese hired an American lawyer to guide their represent- ative at liie peace conference, lie also at Ihr dii mill iraiy.frr nl Kerlung Hi-; name was Foster, and when be went liume he was able to talk about his Ovicn- lal adventures wilh hi.s eight year old grandson, John Foskr Dulles. Letters To The Editor Challenges assertion there are many saviours I have noticed that, to far, the assertions made in the letter with the heading "ilanv sav- iours before and after Christ'1 have gone unchallenged, t would have found this letter al- most amusing if it were not that it must be a tragedy of sorts ior anyone to be so ill-informed in this day and age regarding the Bible in general and the birth. Hfe. work and person of the Lord Jesus Christ in partic- ular, f even suspect that the writer may have had hi.s "tongue in his cheek" when he wrote it just to see what further argument he could evoke. He that as it may, if would be re- grettable if anyone reading it might be influenced to cease believing in the .saving grace of the Saviour. Jesus Christ and as a result be lost for hence 1 feel constrained to at- tempt, as a "born again" be- liever, to refute his argument that "Christ is no longer an ac- tive or influential force within our universe.'' Is it really a sign that .lesus Christ was ail imposter or a failure because "thousands upon thousands have turned and are turning away from the churches seeking io quench their spiritual thirst else- In the first place, I don't believe that: "thousands upon thousands" are turning away from Christ simply be- cause they may change church- es. In the second place, I do not believe lhat Jesus Christ was or Ls concerned with de- nominations as such because His church is comprised of all "born again" believers regard- less of whatever denomination they attend now The letter writer would prob- ably sneer at these observa- tions, too, but I'd like lo cite, some Biblical quotations to up- hold my beliefs. Matthew 14 tells us that many will miss the ''narrow gale" cither by choice or through being misled spiritually. Read Act.? if you are wondering if there are othsr ways and other saviours. Many of these thousands that the writer mentions are leaving their churches to follow after modern false prophets which, as it is foretold lhat they will do in Some, questions ior police chief h is with genuine reluctance that I take pen to paper since general despair and anonuc usually result when society's ''leaders" are exposed to be Hollering fools. However, with reckless faith in the saving grace of the truth. I would like to have Police Chief Michelson clarify his recently published (Herald, November 22, page position on the theft and de- struction of exterior Christmas decorations by city youths. My honestly felt questions are: (D As a human being and parent, does the police chief be- lieve in his heart that the theft Or destruction of several 10- cent light bulbs deserve to he met with a weekend h jail, heavy fines and a criminal record? (2) As a holder of a responsi- ble, leadership position how does he justify expending time, and energy on such trivia (never mind the time and space wasted hv The Hmilrl In print it and The Herald's readers to read ilj? A.s an enforcer of society's laws, a protector of mankind, upholder of justice and a legal officer, how can he publicly de- clare thai he will "photograph and fingerprint" youths, an act. which is a transgression of their rights since destruction or theft under 830 is mil indic- table (the only kind of offence in which society has the legal right lo photograph and fingerprint and further- more, if they are under the age of majority, said youths would be protected from such trans- gression of their civil liberties by the Juvenile Offenders Act? If I have made any error in interpretation or in the law, I sincerely hope Ralph Michelson will set me straight. Otherwise, let us all join together in gen- eral despair. LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN. Lethbridge. Editors' note: In Herald usage 'youth' means a person who has reached Ihe age of majority. In such a case theft, regardless of the amount, is an indictable of- fence, requiring photograph- ing and fingerprinting. Sophisticated mow job I would like In cxprets my appreciation for the urckly tea- tnre, Weekend .Meditation. I feel' it is a great asset to the paper and I tind it always has a worthwhile and useful ine.v A irrenl medlla'HMi uns rn- litled Living in Depth, which I found especially meaningfull. (MISS) KSTIIKK Cardston. The recent publication of the Li'thbridgc and Medicine Hat school boards, which was in- tended to promole public "un- derstanding" of the dispute be- between the boards and their teachers, was a really valuable service to the taxpayer. The "report" began with a gripping letter from the (ward members which was folUwed closely by two pages of vital information, such as the fact thai Canada's largest (cachet contract has KM pages (I won- der v.bicb one of the beard members sat up nights count- ing Tlie report con- cludes with a page of impres- sive statistics. Some of the taxpayers might initially have pondered Hie. wis- dom of school beards who ap- pear ready to grant salary in- creases of up to 2ft per cent On. My sincoresf ihcink you to t.ho editors (if this militant rew.v paper for voicing out their comments aliout. Hie results of the recent mid term eleelions ii. the Philippines (Lclhhridge Herald, Saturday, Nov. Tor n whole week were kept in Ilio dark as lo the re .stills of Iho Congressional elec- tions. Quite a number of Fili- pinos in southern Alberla, and 1 think In Hie rest of Canada, but fear not. A detailed com- parison of the 196'.' 1970 agree- ment for tha city with the con- ciliation board award shows that teacher B, for example, gel.s an increase of in to- tal income (not thai the increase is spread over 2il months (not 2 and that the increase amounts to 2.IM per cent per annum (not 23.2 per However, as they say in their letter, the Imard memliers are making "every effort, to lie as fair as passible to our teachers, and we will want, to continue in this man- ner." I'll bet the teachers took heart at that announcement! One bit of pertinent informa- ticn which was absent was just who paid for (his sophisticated snoxvjob. Any guesses? K. M. pirnnv. Lethbridue. Ma'.thcw Chap. 7: are in- creasing in number as we move towards Die rcHtni ol Christ to the earth to claim His follow- ers both Ihe living and the dead. In fact we arc tokl in Mat- thew 2-1: 24 tfat these false prophets and fake Christs will become so convincing that if it were po.-sible they would de- ceive the very "eiect" of God I would like to ask the writer if it ever been re- corded anywhere that, these other saviours that he seems so sure about have ever raised anyone from the dead or after dying themselves again from the dead. I think not In my humble opinion such arguments as this letter writer has expressed can only 'cud to one end and that is eternal sep- aration from God for Jesus said in Matthew Chap. 12 verse 30 "He that is not for me is against mo and he that scattered] not with me scatterclh abroad." Many may think that by look- ing to someone other than Christ that they have found something to quench their spir- ilual thirst but it will not be the "water of everlasting life" promised by Christ in John 4: M. As for me I hope that, as a "born again" believer in Christ, I live fcr some rational purpose in this irrational world of today and look forward lo a life of greater purpose and service in tire world to come when Jesus Christ of Calvary will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. MRS. If. PETERSON. Milk River. Riven Ilic negligible cost, na- lional interest argues powerful in New Delhi for a settling of old scores by force. As the In- dians see it, they have been at- tacked twice in the past by tlw Pakistanis, and would be at- tacked a third time whenever tho military balance changed. Moreover, I ho nine million refugees who have come over from tho Kast Bengali part of Pakistan arc believed in New Delhi to pose a direct threflt to Indian development. Not only do they burden India's scarce resources, they also comprise a potential seed bed for Com- munist subversion and the de- velopment of a Bengali sep- aratist movement in India. And the only sure way fo get the refugees back to East Bengal is to rout the Pakistani army. Finally. Internal politics nrn forcing the Indians Inwards Mnsl of the refugees are Hindu. Their plight lias been taken up by India's conserva- tive opposition party, the Jana Sangli. In daily assaults in par- liament, and the press, the op- posilion is pushing the govern- ment to stand up and fight for Hindu rights. Under the force of these pres- sures, Mrs. Gandhi's govern- ment has made some conces- sions to the Indian hawks. It has moved the Indian army up to the frontier wilh Pakistan. ft has supplied arms, transport, and protective cover for the Kast Bengali guerrilla the so-called mukti Bahini. These insurgents are now operating against Pakistan with mounting intensity. .Mrs. Gandhi personally, how- ever, has committed herself about as powerfully as is pos- sible to the cause of peace. Sha has argued the humanitarian case at all times and in all places. She has claimed that all Ihe adjustments thai have lx> be made for a political solution can be achieved through diplo- pressure on Pakistan. It was in that spirit that she visit- rd Washington and saw Presi- dent Nixon early this month. Prcriidt'nt Nixon lias in facl hern using his good offices In fuiUT new policies in Pakistan. It was in order to maintain leverage on President Yahya that he allowed the flow of Am- erican military to Pakistan to continue until just before Mrs. Gandhi's visit. But the president has fond memories of co-operation with Pakistan in the anti-Communist pads of Ihe Dulles era. He was able lo work on a confidential basis wilh Yaliya in arranging his trip lo China. And what- ever his feelings about Indians may be. he is not keen on their supporters in the United Stales o t a b 1 y Ken. Edward Ken- nedy. the president has been searching for some small con- cessions that President Yaliya could swallow easily. Mr. Nixon lias suggested Ihe stationing of United Nations forces on cither side of the border. Mr. Nixon has hinted at political negotia- tions with Bengali leaders of lower s t a t u r e. and morn dubious honesty, than Mujihur. Mr. iN'ixon has avoided the cen- tral issue the issue of the fu- ture status of East Bengal. In fart, there is no escaping lhat issue. "The only lasting as Prof. John P. Lewis of Princeton who onco served in the American embas- sy in New Delhi has recently written in a brilliant article, "is sonic large measures of au- tonomy for East Bengal." An easing of tension can come in the subcontinent only by an ex- plicit commitment to that tar- get. Anybody serious about averting war will have to take as a starling point negotiations between Yahya and Mujibur for a new understanding to govern relations between Pakistan and Kast Begal. Looking backward Through The Herald 1911 Lethbridge has a whist league. The players in this league are open to meet any other eight whist players in the city or in Diamond City. 1921 Another gambling raid was made by the city po- lice on Monday night. The keeper was fined S75, with costs, and seven frequenters were each fined and costs. 1MI Members ot the l.eth- hridgc Gyro Club will hold the first of two Sunday evening concerts in the Capitol Theatre tomorrow. The entire proceeds will he donated lo Christmas Cheer. Itill Bonus payments by Ihe Dominion government to Alberta farmers under the, three assistance plans will to- tal about Slj.onu.OIKI. Canadian sheep and breeders showed their stock at Ihe lull rnational Livestock Exposition yesterday and came up with II first and three champion ships. alxtut it. Your fine article enabled us lo keep Irack of tlui political happenings in our country, t hope that from, limn lo lime this paper will publish more news on brighter side of 111" Philippine scene rather than the adverse aspect most of the time. .N. P. ('oaklfilc. 7th St. S.. Lclhhridge, Albert.1 LliTllUUIlJCJK HKRALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and 1'iihlisheri Published 1003 -1034, try Hon. A. M.Tll Rnnlftriitirn Wn. Me Sfconrt Cliir Lrr (if Tlif V-lfchfrV find Atulit Cl CO W. MOWERS, Ldltnr THOMAS H. ADAMS, JOE I I AM I( Editor F'.i K.-IY r' MII ns nnnr.i.As i; W Adverlismjj L.tilnr "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;