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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 LETHBBIDGE HERALD Wednesday, October 3, 1973 Oil spills agreement Centre Village in sight Watergate REVENTION EK ENTER THE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK POSTER CONTEST Sponsored by Centre Village IN PRIZES 1st 2nd 3rd In 7 Age Categories Kids 6 to 12 Bring your poster into the Centre Village Administrative office from October 8th to 13th. Posters will be judged by the Leth- bndge Fire Prevention Bureau and the Lethbndge Fire Dept. Posters to be judged must be received by Wed., Oct. 10 p.m. 2nd AVENUE 'A' and 13th STREET NORTH The Mall That Has It All' WASHINGTON Canada and the United States are ex- pected to sign a new agree- ment before the end of the year establishing a joint con- tingency plan tor dealing with oil spills The agreement is con- sidered to be a vital accessory to the trans-Alaska pipeline project, because it would cover the route oi super- tankers sailing from Valdez. Alaska, to oil refineries in Washington State, such as Cherrv Point The object of the agreement is to ensure speedy reaction in She event ol an oil spill and im- mediate mobilization of re- sources on both sides ot the border to cope with it. The U.S has already set up the organization and some of the equipment to do this, in- cluding a National Strike Force which is supposed to be capable of Hying anywhere to deal with a disaster. The contingency agreement has been batted back and forth across the border since January. Disagreements on questions ol sovereignty held up signature on both sides These disagreements have apparently been resolved, at least so iar as combatting pollution is concerned. The draH ot the agreement now is being checked by legal oflicors ot the U.S. Coast Guard before being sent to the state department, which will steer it through the diplomatic channels tor final signature. the same thing is happening in Canada." -a coast guard of- ficial said. The agreement will be di- vided into three sections, one covering the West Coast, one covering the East Coast and the third incorporating an ex- isting agreement on the Great Lakes. "It is in its final stages. I'm sure." said a U.S. government official here who has been in- volved in preliminary negotia- tions The agreement will spell out co-operative measures to han- dle spills in any of the three areas and will provide for co- ordination of information and clean-up efforts. The Great Lakes agreement on contingency planning was part ol the over-all treaty signed last year for joint ef- forts to clean up the border- straddling waterways. There have been some test alerts on the Great Lakes, but no major spills. Industry has been ordered to prepare manuals for procedure in handling oil transfers and contingency plans in the event of a spill at terminals The coast guard is currently reviewing the manuals submitted. All in- dustrial operators must have approved manuals and contin- gency plans by July 1 next year II they do not. an official said, "we could close down the terminals." Sears Noresco ancj Dual get together in a great new music system exclusive with And what a great get-together it is! A powerful Noresco solid state stereo and a feature- packed Dual record changer all in one Compact unit. Both are designed to let you tune in the clearest sounds you'd ever want to hear. Tuner features separate rotary controls for bass, treble, balance and volume. It also includes AFC to lock in stations and tuning meter to indicate signal strength. The Dual changer, with its attractive smoke- colored acrylic dust cover, is built right on to the tuner The two-way speaker enclosures bring you beautiful sound at the lowest levels and virtually no distortion even at full volume. Simply add two more speakers and you're up to date with quadrasound. It's as easy as that! Stereos "Shop by phone. Call 328-6611 Free delivery." Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or money refunded and free delivery Store Hours: Open Daily from a.m. to p.m. Thurs. and Fri. a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall, Telephone 328-9231 IVom has become for many a syn- onym for what's wrong with government. And though Soglin says furtiveness is a must, many of his peers dis- agree. Councilwoman Carol Jones of Ann Arbor. 20, says politics from campaigning to administration is much too much under the table: "One of the revelations of Watergate is that it is waking people up. People now know that invisible government is dangerous government. Per- sonally, I want all government to be open, and I think it can be. In Ann Arbor now, the county prosecutor is demanding full disclosures of political campaigns. When I ran I got from something called the Democratic Woman's Club but he wants more than just a name, he to know what it is and who belongs. I think it's great, There's no need for secrecy. I'm sick over Watergate, but maybe this is a good lesson for all of us." According to young politicians polled, secrecy isn't the only good lesson to be learned from Watergate Maureen O'Connor, a 27-year- old San Diego councilwoman, says that "people are beginn- ing to think for themselves A cornerstone of the Nixon ad- ministration, she suggests, has been to tell the people what to think Ms. O'Conner says the cornerstone of her personal politics has been "to go into her district, ring doorbells and "ask, ask. ask for opinions." But good lessons or not, some young American office- holders can find nothing to cheer in Watergate. They, the radical minority, see the White House scandal as mere- ly another in a long series of deplorable U. S. government "atrocities." Comments 22- year-old Nancy Wechsler, one of two Human Rights Party members of the Ann Arbor city council. "Sen. Sam Ervin said that Watergate was the worst thing that's happened in the nation, including the Civil War. Well, I believe it's just one of many things. Like CIA plots, and unemployment and war crimes. Watergate won't change these things. We need a totally new system to do that." The new system, Mrs. Wechsler believes, should start with the impeachment of Richard Nixon And though few of her radical views are shared by the majority of young politicians, the im- peachment opinion gets fairly wide backing. Sox office holders polled favor such ac- tion. Four others say "maybe That's nearly half calling for the President's head is Annette 26. of the Cotati, Calif., city coun- cil. She says Watergate was a "blatant crime." She says she wouldn't believe Richard Nix- on at the communion rail. "I think he's a criminal Impeachment would be a good exercise for us all." And if the young politicians are hard on the President concerning Watergate, some of them are also hard on the people. Republican Reed says that he objects to the fact that "everybody suddenly is com- plaining about Watergate" when most of the time "they don't give a thought to government." Reed believes only 15 to 20 per cent of his constituents understand how government operates. He says the most many people ever learn is through a high school field trip to an hour session of their state legislature. "Then they wonder how Watergate can Moreover, adds Ann Arbor's Jones, the President and the people are only two factors in the government equation. "What really bothers me are the bureaucrats. I'm not apologizing for Nixon but after serving on my own city councii I can understand how he'd be misled by his bureaucrats. The middle peo- ple in government can really hurt. The salaried ad- ministration, people like this, they protect their own interests and friends. If they want, they can put out a lot of misinformation and no matter what you do you can't do anything.' Yet despite the problems the President, the apathetic people, the manipulating bureaucracies all young politicians questioned believe their jobs are worthwhile. They admit to having dif- ficulties adjusting to the es- tablishment State Rep. Steve Duprey of New Hampshire was callled a ''whippersnapper" by colleagues, New Mexico's Rtherford had his first bill defeated four times in one week, and Ms. Lombard! is one of three young Cotati council people currently fac- ing a recall vote but most have learned to survive and thrive. Says Jon Crews. 26, mayor of Cedar City, Iowa: "There's a lot to put up with, but if you learn you can do good things." One of the good things he's learned, as example, he says, was how to stop a superhighway from being built through the center of his town. Among other strategies, he turned in his driver's license to indicate the auto was not as critical as the engineers, Teamsters and asphalt companies insist. To be sure, this learning process can be risky. Michael Obuchowski, 26, member of the Vermont legislature, says he got into politics because he felt it needed cleaning up. Now he fears: "Mavbe I'm not so clean as I thought I was Obuchowski says he's found himself voting for bills he thought he'd nix, and plotting with colleagues he knows he dislikes. Compromise, he says, is the name of the game, "but I can see how you might com- promise yourself into dis- honesty Obuchowski, however, in- sists he'll never go bad. Because he says he'll com- promise only so far. The opi- nion is echoed by all other of- iicials questioned. "You have to draw a says Boston's DiCara. And, adds Ann Ar- bor's Ms. Wechsler, "When you do trade one vote for another, vou have to make it clear why you're doing it." Finally, says Ms. O'Conner from San Diego, if an official ever finds himself slipping far away from principle, "the1 thing to do is get out ot of- fice." And so the opinion seems almost unanimous among the nation's young office holders. Despite Watergate, and the warning of the poet Shelley, politics need not poison every hand that touches it. Mistletoe C .1.0 Concluded from There, apparently invincible stands of varied plant parasites are posing serious dangers to such basic vegeta- tion as sugar cane, broad beans, and fodder crops. Some of these parasites have seeds as fine as dust which can survive in the soil for as long as 40 years, waiting to latch onto the proper host plant. The agricultural threat for such nations, already grappling with famines or other dif- g ficulties is obvious. Another plant parasite has turned up closer to the Cana- dian paunch, in California. There, a particular parasite is infesting Sacramento Valley tomatoes. And in North x Carolina, another variety is feasting on corn. :j: With the current spectre of food shortages looming ever-closer to home, the work of botanists such as Dr. Kuijt, and the more specialized investigations carried on by agricultural researchers, can no longer be under- estimated. While OTI sabbatical leave. Dr. Kuijt made his head- quarters at the University of Giessen. north of Frankfurt, where he conducted research in conjunction with the in- stitution's botanical institute. Although he was not able to i? complete as much of his work on the structural relationship between host plants and their parasites as he g would have liked, he was able to study in a number of European centres, adding to his research on evolution of tropical mistletoe. With characteristic ironic humor, he refers to g "Professor Kuijt's triumphant tour through listing such centres as Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Utrecht, Copenhagen. Stockholm, London, Brussels, Prague, g Vienna and Titograd. In these cities, he further documented his research, or spoke at universities and in- -i; stitutes as a guest lecturer, sometimes doing both. Dr. Kuijt has returned with a new insight into the differences between European particularly German- and North American universities. ft ;