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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE HERALD-Saturday, October OIIIALS Government inflation policy still murky The ECA report The study on land use and resource development along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, which has just been released by Environment Minister Bill Yurko, says all the right things. It is a very important contribution from the Environment Conservation Authority, because this area is a potential battleground for conflicting uses. The priorities established by the ECA report are logical and based on long range interpretation of the value of the foothills region to Alberta and to future Canadians. Watershed management comes first, followed by recreation, tourism and development of renewable resources. This environmental study should not be looked on as an end to the matter. It is only the beginning. It offers a guideline for development and preservation. Now it is up to provincial officials, to legislative committees, to cabinet ministers and to the general public to see that it is followed. The suggestion that renewable resources take precedence over non renewable ones in a situation where they conflict is a sensible one, but it should be remembered that even the development of renewable resources presents en- vironmental hazards which must be prevented or overcome. The suggestion for strengthening planning commissions and related agen- cies and departments of government is a sound one, because short range economic interests tend to be over- powering. In so doing, it should not be forgotten that there is much expertise and dedicated interest outside of govern- ment which can be called up for specific and general advice. The recommendation that zoning of the area be constantly updated is a firm reminder of the vulnerability of the en- vironment to the changing needs, or the perception of changing needs, of society. This, in turn, is a reminder of the need for continuing public awareness of the choices that have to be made in resource management. In the last analysis, regardless of the amount of advice or the number of reports, the care given to en- vironmental quality depends upon the titude of the public, and the public sometimes seems to want to have its cake and eat it too. Foreign ownership Americans may be on the verge of ex- periencing what Canadians have been meeting with from their neighbors for some time. They may find that substan- tial amounts of their land and numbers of their businesses will pass into foreign hands A dramatic possible forerunner was the purchase, a few days ago, of an Atlantic island, 20 miles from Charleston, S.C., by the sheikhdom of Kuwait. The island was bought for million and will be developed into a vacation resort. In 1951. the last time the property changed ownership, the island was valued at The difference between that price and the million paid by Kuwait is substantial even when the highly inflated property values of to- day are taken into account. When that kind of money is Hashed around there are apt to be a lot of sales. The Arabs have a great deal of oil money an excessive amount of it, really and they are looking for ways to spend it. It will be interesting to see how quickly a committee for an independent United States will form to lobby for restrictions on the sale of land and business to foreigners. Also it will be interesting to watch for state legislation on this matter of foreign ownership. Harry Bruce's column on page five to- day takes on added interest in the light of the land sale to Kuwait and the possible alarm it is apt to arouse. Assessing the candidates Mere willingness to run for public of- fice is not enough This is becoming abundantly evident as candidates for city council and the two school boards appear in forums and give indications of how they would be likely to perform if elected. Many of the problems with which elected officials will have to wrestle are complicated They will not be resolved satisfactorily by people who cannot or will not investigate the relevant data and try to anticipate the outcome of alter- native courses of action. Those who vote only for can- didates they happen to know or have heard about may not help WEEKEND MEDITATION elect the best possible board or council. Seeing and hearing candidates in forums is a desirable way of assessing their relative merits. Indeed it is almost an imperative in a year when there are so many among whom to choose. Fortunately there are still oppor- tunities to hear the candidates and make comparisons. The candidates for the separate school board will be at Catholic Central High School next Tuesday evening; the candidates for the public school board will be at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute next Wednesday evening; and the candidates for city council will be at the Yates next Tuesday evening. The generous, gentle heart General Carlos Romulo tells of getting out of the Philippines and arriving in the United States. When he reached Great Falls the temperature was 45 degrees below zero and, having missed both lunch and dinner, he was very hungry and tired. So he ordered a giant sized Montana beefsteak in his room. The waitress brought it and the General paid the 25 bill with two one dollar bills. He gave her the 75 cents change as a tip. She placed the two coins on a table at the door. "What is wrong7" asked the General. "Don't you want a "I saw in the newspaper that you had lost all you had in the war in the replied the girl "I cannot take this money One of his outraged lieutenants at an evangelistic meeting pushed a convert's hand in front of John Wesley The fingers were covered with rings and it was well known how Wesley disliked that kind of ostentation Wesley looked at her hand and replied softly. "It's a very beautiful hand He remarked later. "Love has eyelids as well as eyes." Human nature loses one of its most precious qualities vhen it loses sensitivity. It is the mark of a civilized man It includes mam other virtues, including gratitude and unselfishness It includes empathy, a delicacy of feeling, an ability to fee] with hurl animate, to project yourself into another per- son's skin When poor Oscar Wilde, utterly broken by his trial, the humiliation of Uie publicity, and the brutality of being led off in handcuffs, was passing Lord Haldane through jeering crowd. Haldane lifted his hat in salutation and made a bow to Wilde The poor .nan told later how that simple act of courtesy and kindness lifted his heart and transformed his despair with a shaft of light Haldane was one of the most brilliant minds Britain ever had. with an astonishing variety of genius in many fields, but at that moment he revealed himself as one of the choice souls of humanity One would never have suspected that Beatrice and Sidriey Webb had sensitive natures, despite their strong Socialist beliefs which are supposed to spring from a syrn pathetic heart Beatrice Webb once remarked of Ramsav Macdonald. devastatinglj that he was no leader but only the handiest available Militate for one The Webbs had sharp tongues, Beitrand however once remarked to Bernard Shaw that Sidney Webb seemed to lack kindly feeling. Shaw replied, "No. you are quite mistaken. Webb and I were once in a tram car in Holland eating biscuits out of a bag. A handcuffed criminal was brought into the tram by policemen. All the other passengers shrank away in horror, but Webb went up to the prisoner and offered him biscuits'" Bernard Shaw himself was woefully lacking in the milk of human kindness. When he was introduced to Helen Keller he attacked her brutally for the crime of being an American When told she was deaf and dumb he replied. "All Americans are." The words were passed on to Miss Keller by her faithful companion and a pained look came over her face. It made no difference to the arrogant Shaw. Henry Ford II related in an interview how his organization of employees was trying to get each man to treat the men he worked with as he would be treated himself A letter he received from one man told of a harsh reprimand he received publicly from a superintendent. Another recalled how he had been called down in front of his fellow workers in a way not fit for a dog to take." Casey Stengel is in baseball's hall of fame, rated by some as the best manager ever, but others remember him for his sadistic censure his players When a man has made ai error or: the field his nerves are raw. he doesn't need the rasp of a manager's reproach, es- pecially when given publicly. One successful manager says he never calls down a player before others A young musician had to play before a great master who happened to be in the audience Afterward he was much humiliated by his mistakes when the great one came to see him He v as amazed to be congratulated heartily Vou did tins, and this, and this." exclaimed the master "What musical sensibility you have1 The mistakes thev do not matter You'll be great some day So it takes a great artist to recognize genius Any idiot can the mistakes But onlv great artists in human life can have such sensibility PRAYER- 0 God I am a rough and wnkiwl person, but so were Peter and Panl and Yon changed tfceni irdo I that there is seme hope for ir.e F S M By Maurice Western, Herald Ottawa commentator OTTAWA In a televised interview last week Bryce Mackasey suggested that the press could accomplish a great deal to create the need- ed psychological mood in this country by declaring a moratorium on the world inflation The timing was perhaps unfortunate because Monday brought the Speech from the Throne, written by the Prime Minister and concerned for the most part with a subject unfit for news- paper readers It is possible, however, that Mr Trudeau drew belated in- spiration from his Postmaster General because he managed on Wednesday to deliver an entire speech in defence of the Government without mention of inflation (except as one of a number of subjects that might be dealt with subsequently by interested Ministers.) The Prime Minister, at one point, referred disparagingly to outworn procedures and traditions laden with dust. It is the unbroken tradition of our un- til the leader of the Government in his contribution to the debate on the Address exerts himself to meet the principal charge brought by the Leader of the Opposition. As a defeated leader, serv- ing his party in a caretaker capacity, Mr. Stanfield was, of course, in an unusual position In one respect his speech was also unusual for he ranged widely, reflecting on national expectations un- fulfilled since his entry into the House of Commons and suggesting a number of objec- tives which he hoped to see realized within the life of this Parliament Nevertheless, the speech was challenging and the nature of the challenge (if not the wording of Mr. Stanfield's motion) was predictable in the present state of the country He could not very well ask the House to approve his program of price and in- come controls which had been rejected by the voters But he was bound to attack the Gov- ernment on the score of lead- ership (Mr. Trudeau's chosen election theme) and the principal count in the indict- ment was bound to be its failure to take effective action to control an inflation that it is not merely leading to strikes, disruptions and hardships but also, as the Conservative leader charged, to the breakdown of the framework of order The Prime Minister's re- sponse was bewildering He complimented Mr Stanfield on his speech and then proceeded to meditate at con- NEWS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS O.K. fflMILY UFE PROGRAM AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhl.-Jj1 S6WER-8? "No, Billy, we don't refer to cross-pollination as having an affair..." Watergate conspiracy trial unfair By William Safire, New York Times commentator WASHINGTON The publicity extravaganza that opened in federal courthouse here this week is the most inherently unfair trial in many a year: the accused face the wrong charge in the wrong place before the wrong judge. The central accusation is not that the president's men actually "covered up" the Watergate break in; it is that they "conspired" to do so. The broad conspiracy cop out is used when a prosecutor can- not prove the crime itself; its use ordinarily makes the skin of civil libertarians crawl. The wrong place is Washington, D.C., hotbed of anti Nixon sentiment, centre of all the Watergate publicity, where defendants are spat upon as they come to court, the one area in the United States most likely to burden any juror with the most prejudice. The wrong judge is "Max- imum John'' Sirica, the man LETTER who rode to renown by crack- ing the case originally with his aggressive prosecution from the bench. This judge, who ap- pointed himself to try this case, cannot be as dis- interested as a judge must be. Of course, much good can come from the Watergate trial and its likely reversals on appeal The conspiracy statutes can be exposed as un- fair, new rules for changes of venue can flow from the refusal to avoid the circus like atmosphere of Washington; and federal judges may learn the need to disqualify themselves, as Mr. Justice Rehnquist did in the Nixon case, to avoid even the appearance of favoritism. But it might be good to remember what this trial is about. It is not about the fair application of the laws to the formerly high and mighty, since the case has been so blatantly rigged against them. School lacks gymnasium I wonder how many parents with children in Coalhurst Elementary School realize that their children have no auditorium this year as it has been pressed into service as a library, while the library accommodates a class of students At the annual meeting of the local advisory school board in Feb of this year, Mr. C. Burge said he would have a portable classroom at the school by Aug 26 to make room for the extra children who, he knew then, would be coming We are still waiting for it So while the government of Alberta talks about keeping small communities viable and the federal government adver- tises Participation" as a means to good health and the County of Lethbndge supports sports facilities in and Picture Butte for the A-mter games the 220 children at Coalhurst Elementarj School will exercise in ihe ca- ndor A few years ago the parents in this community cared enough to fight to keep the school, can't we now support Mr J. Nicol, county coun- cillor, in his fight to make it a school worth keeping? FIONA DENHOED Coalhurst ctazjr I keep thinking I'm no better than anybody else! Ages ago, when special prosecutor Archibald Cox fought against forcing the defendants to testify at televised public hearings, making the sensible point that such pre trial publicity would harm their chances for a fair trial, Sen. Sam Ervin grandly swept aside that objection, saying that the exposure of the truth was more important than putting a few men in jail. Now the government is trying to have it both ways. Those who are profoundly convinced that the Nixon men are guilty of trying to subvert our civil liberty should be in the vanguard of those demanding that the rights of these particular defendants be scrupulously safeguarded. But they are silent, perhaps in the mistaken belief that excesses of power can be curbed by the counter application of ex- cesses of power. This is not the fair trial of Mitchell. Haldeman et al, as it could and should have been, but the show trial by proxy of Richard Nixon Frustrated by the pardon of the man they wanted to see broken and punished before their eyes, the Nixon haters need a sub- stitute show trial as an emotional outlet. That is why there is so much salivating at the prospect of fresh tapes showing the former president to be culpable, and of the dramatic possibilities of defendants blaming their safely fallen leader to save their skins. Most of the accused will cater to the public demand, hoping to be let off in a national fist shaking in the direction of San Clemen te Out there, however. Nixon is not co operating in the general hammering of nails into the coffin containing his reputation For a time, the reader will recall, there was a spreading suspicion that his illness was a trick, an orchestrated spate of rumors first to encourage and later to escuse the action of President Ford in pardoning him To the keen disappointment of those who write his name in vitnol. Nixon turned out to be legitimately ill This was es- pecially infuriating smre >t could not be complained about, ironically, the people who most fervently wish him the speediest recovery are the ones who despise him most He can be expected to recuperate, in Shakespeare's phrase, "with all convenient speed." Because Mr. out of reach, both physically and legally, his pursuers have turned to this trial to flay him by proxy Already, public resentment has begun to cool, which they cannot allow to happen; curiously, those flash polls showing anger at the pardon have not been followed by comparative polls now that the anger is ebbing Trial by fury is really all the Nixon haters have left, and they will seek to seal the judg- ment of history now, as if history can be prevented from cooly revising the record later. In so doing, the prosecu- tion in the court and in the press claim to be "letting the system work" when they are abusing the judicial system to pre wnte historic condemnation of a man who is not there in the dock. That system is damaged severely whenever the wrong charge in the wrong place in front of the wrong judge is wrongly hailed as justice Non haters have vision to cheer us up It is the year 2000, and in our vision a decrepit old man dodders up the steps of the White House, supported on either side by a governor nam- ed Cox and a senator named Eisenhower, to be greeted at the front door by his daughter Julie, in her second term as president of the United States. An impossible dream? Let's not be sexist siderable length on various aspirations which he shared with the Opposition Leader. In the course of these reflec- tions, he made some interesting points not men- tioned in the Speech from the Throne. It turns out, for example, that the Government is now resolved to renew its efforts to secure the patriation of the Canadian constitution. Mr. Trudeau is also concerned with Senate reform, involving perhaps a limited tenure with the possibility of reap- pomtments He is even willing to replace retiring Con- servatives with Conser- vatives. What happens if they die in harness, the Prime Minister did not say. It is plain, however, that some ac- tion must be taken. There are now so few Conservative 17 in various states of it is practically impossible for them to man committees. As was demonstrated in the case of tax reform, effective criticism can be mounted only wnn the co-operation on im- portant occasions of dis- senting Liberal appointees. Mr. Trudeau placed con- siderable emphasis on parliamentary reform. His tone was disarming; indeed the entire speech seemed deliberately conciliatory It sounded oddly like the approach of a Prime Minister in a minority position and un- der compulsion to woo sup- port from Opposition groups across the chamber. There was, as Mr Stanfield had noted, no reference to bi- hngualism in the Throne Speech. Nor to Quebec's Bill 22 But the Prime Minister mildly observed that certain questions might have to be settled in the courts, as had happened with the Official Languages Act. Even with Bill 22 Quebec was the province which treated the minority with the greatest equity, liberalism and generosity. The federal Government, as Mr Trudeau made clear, remains determined to ensure stronger French Canadian representation in the public service in order to defeat the separatist argument that Confederation is without meaning for a majority of Quebecers. All these assertions were of obvious importance in enlarg- ing the statement of Govern- ment intentions set out in the Throne Speech Mr Trudeau did not deal, however, with all the ommissions noted by Mr. Stanfield. Some very impor- tant subjects such as the problems of the native peoples were relegated, with inflation, to the other matters that the Prune Minister mentioned in his concluding remarks. But inflation, whether dealt with or not by the Prime Minister, is the over-riding national concern How can it be ignored when the Govern- ment is challenged by the Leader of the Opposition to explain policies which are not well understood. Even Mr. Trudeau's hopes of dialogue, as outlined in a press conference on Tuesday, seem to rest on mysterious assump- tions. How, for example, can restraint be achieved through a consensus arrived at behind closed doors when the very idea of restraint is challenged. It was in fact, promptly denounced in the speech of Ed Broadbent, parliamentary leader of the New Democrats, a party claiming alliance with the trade union movement which is certainly one of the important interest groups in the country. Whatever the case for casting aside traditions, the Government's policy cries out for clarification. But there was not the slightest hint of policy clarification. When the Prime Minister completed his remarks, the Government's program for tackling inflation was exactly as murky as when he started. Hopefully, infla- tion unseen will go away although it is not easy to share Mr. Mackasey's char- acteristic optimism in present circumstances Herald SWTthSl S Urfhbridge Atberla IETMBR1DGE MERAID CO I TO and PtrtflWhers Second Class Mail Registration No 0012 CLEO MOWERS Editor DON M PUUNG Managlnci Editor DONALD R OORAM General Manager ROBERT M fENTOM Circulation Manager ROY f MILES Advertising Manager OOUGLAS K WALKER Editorial Page idrtor eusmess Manager 'THE tiERALO SERVES THE SOUTH ;