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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, October 6, 1970------ Carl T. Rowan The Lewis Strategy Stephen Lewis, a youthful but sea- soned political) at 32, has won the leadership of the Ontario NDP party in an overwhelming vote OVIT his closest opponent. The choice means that when provincial elections take place in Ontario the issues between the NDP and the Conservatives will be far more clear than they have ever been before. Mr. Lewis has come out flatly with the statement that "it's time to emphasize the positive and radical positions that have taken us as far as we've already come." He insists that the time for polarization has come, that the party is ready for the Big Push, that the NDP must show its socialist principles unequi- vocally and be ready to fight for them. His opponent for the leader- ship, Walter Pitman took the view that "stridency" in the cam- paign might turn off the voters and that the party should build up "long- term trust and loyalty." It's going to be a ding-dong battle when election time rolls around, prob- ably some time in 1971. The far-left Waffle group were defeated in their call for blanket nationalization of the Ontario economy, but the vote was very close indicating that the radical element of the NDP has strong support in the rank and file meinbersbip. But the main issue is bound to be maintenance of Canadian ownership and control of the eco- nomy, a burning question which is a concern of Canadians from coast to coast. NDP strategy now is to concentrate on winning provincial elections first in preparation for the eventual as- sault on Ottawa. The Ontario battle, whenever Mr. Robarts decides to en- gage it, is going to have tremendous national impact. It's bound to be a flat-out gut-issue confrontation. In Britain More Strikes Former Prime Minister Harold Wil- son had a very bad time of it at the recent British Labor Party confer- ence. The militant trade unionist leaders, who hold about five-sixths of the voting power, demanded that battle lines be drawn between Labor and the Conservatives. They tried to get Mr. Wilson to endorse their claims for massive wage increases of 45 to 50 per cent. Mr. Wilson and liis colleagues in Parliament know that such demands are totally unrealistic, that massive forcing of money into circulation will not increase employ- ment opportunity, nor accelerate eco- nomic growth. In essence what the unionists were trying to do was to force Mr. Wilson into a class war in Britain. But Mr. Wilson was not buying it. He refused to accede to a demand for "unim- peded collective which is simply another term for standing out as long as possible for the high- est pay and no compromise. The present Conservative govern- ment under Edward Heath is com- mitted to a showdown with the unions. The opposition knows that its best political tactic is to place the blame for the strikes which are sure to come this winter on the Conserva- tives. That way labor can be the party of protest and at the same time the party which could form the next government. Mr. Wilson is still driving the Labor party machine, but the terrain is go- ing to be rough. The workers are pulling one way, Labor leadership another. Those who stand to lose the most are the poor. They have noth- ing to gain by another year of labor vs. business-industry confli'-'- Looking For A Name Women have always been a strong part of the Alberta "farm move- ment." The first major grass-roots organ- ization was the United Farmers of Alberta, which in many ways led the world in projecting women into pub- lic affairs. They not only had their own UFWA but they worked right with the UFA. Then the Farmers' Union of Alber- ta replaced the UFA, and. there was the FWUA. Now the FUA is out of business and in its place is Unifarm. Women work directly in Unifarm but they also want to set up their own organ- ization. They are debating what to call it. What to call the femsk Unifarm? It definitely should not be called Maidenfarm. That's for sure. Knotty Problem Fit To Be Untied By Lee Jlucllcr, NBA Service JVEW YORK Of mankind's more ridi- culous conventions, the necktie hangs alone, perforated with pins and clips and tacks loitering against its owner's tummy the way a fake potted palm sits in a hotel lobby. Like the fake plant, the necktie is of little use to anyone. It neither takes in carbon dioxide nor gives off oxygen. It provides neither warmth nor comfort. The first neck- tie was probably a dead albatross and its significance hasn't changed much. From the day he puts on his first pair of long paats, man is plagued with this silly piece of cloth. He dedicates a considerable portion of his youth to standing in front of mirrors and learning the intricacies of the half Windsor, the whole Windsor, the four- in-hand (the and, of course, the hated bow tie. It is estimated that only one of every 100 American males can prop- erly tie a bow tie and some people would have us think it the equivalent of four years at Harvard. For example, Esquire's book on good grooming for men sniffs: "There are, of course, clips-ons and other ready-made bow ties for those who want to use them but a man who is really punctilious about his dress would never consent to any ready-made tow (a prc- tied bow looks too precise, and therefore He wants to tie his own bow and even takes a bit of snobbish pride in being able to do so." It is not mere coincidence, you see, that the necktie is placed around the throat, choking off a man's circulatory system, slowing the natural flow of blood to his brain, making him dumb and bald. It is a calculated manoeuvre by the necktie indus- try, which presumably figures the only way to keep man stupid enough to wear ties is to have his brain operating at half-speed. The origin of the necktie is as vague as the reasons we wear it. Some say it was invented by a European monarch who one day tied a cloth around his nock to hide a goiter. Otters contend it is de- scended from the uniforms of 17th-century mercenary soldiers from Croatia, whom the French called Cravatcs. Regardless, the necktie has become as fundamental to modern day dress as socks. Some men such as baseball's Ted Williams and Bill Vccck have waged an open collared campaign against the utter iisclcs-sncss of the tic, hut society has smirk- ed and labeled them eccentrics. Bill Veeck smirks right back and says: "If you lift up your collar and slide the lie's knot around under your left he said, "you will note it approximates the normal position of a hangman's noose. Bc- gardless of what the Women's Lib people say, this illustrates very subtly who is run- ning the game. You don't sec any females wearing ties, do Vceck also points out that the first thing a man docs when he gets home from work is to loosen his tie and run his finger around his throat to make sure ho hasn't choked to death during the day. "The necktie is completely he said. "The only value I can see might be its width. If it's wide enough, it might keep your shirts clean at the dinner table." Tlie British Tic Manufacturers' Associa- tion in London, however, contends that briRht, wide tics arc ollen worn to attract unaccompanied girls. Liverpool girls corroborated the story. "Of course, girls know fellas are after them when they put on their flashy one was quoted. "That is why we give them jazzy tics as presents. It's our way of say- ing, 'Come Bill Vccck scoffs at this. "It's trno Ihnf today tics arc being to please Ihc he said, "hut it's not for yen think. A wider tie merely makes a stronger noose." Labor's Attack On ILO Will Boomerang WASHINGTON T h e pres- George Meany and AFL- tige of the American la- CIO. bor movement in the eyes of A blue collar courting ad- ministration is going along meekly as Meany manoeuvres the Congress into a self-defeat- ing gesture of trying to under- mine the International Labor Organization (ILO) by cutting off million in funds. Why should the U.S., of all of the workers of the world has probably never been lower. And U.S. influence within the ranks of international labor is going to dwindle even further, thanks to the administration's spineless submission to the ar- rogant, bonehcaded dictates of countries, try to undermine the ILO, which was founded in 1919 and in IMli became the first of the United Nations' spe- cialized agencies? Simply because ILQ's new director general, Wilfred Jenks of Great Britain, has ap- pointed a Byelorussian as one of five assistant directors. The great cold warrior, Meany, and his stalwart anti Communist adviser, Jay Lovestonc, figure that tills makes ILO an effec- tive conduit of "anli U.S. prop- aganda." Now if an American, David Morse, could serve as direc- tor general of ILO from 1948 until May of this year, and that didn't make ILO so unpalatably anti Communist that Russia "Oh, the repercussions, the psychological grass-roots reverberniiftrji the four thousand bucks Letters To The Editor The Federation Of Home And School Associations We wish to congratulate The Herald and the Lethbridge City School boards on their excel- lent and informative fold out on the city's educational facil- ities which appeared sev e r a 1 weeks ago. We were especially pleased to note that the names and phone numbers of the presi- dents of the Home and School Associations were included. However, there were a few errors, one being of sufficient importance that the Lethbridge Farmers And Politicians With the present so called upswing in grain sales, farm- ers would be well directed to reconsider the advisability of taking the word of any politi- cian, bureaucrat, or expert in any matter pertaining to farm management. Anyone who was able, and it was not too difficult, to see the glaring inconsisten- cies in the official assessment of the situation last spring, would have gone out and quiet- ly planted wteat and barley, and will be sitting a lot better today than those who grew the three foot high weeds for six dollars, or the five foot high, ten dollar weeds, of which Mr. Ol- son is so proud. While Mr. Olson and Mr. Lang so anxiously take credit for the miracles they have wrought, there is little doubt that wheat acreage would have been reduced to about the same level if Uie two learned gentle- men had spent the same amount of their valuable time searching out a couple of nice safe constit u e n c i e s in those parts of Montreal where the gov e r n m e n t so convenient- ly w r o t e off two hundred mil- lions of the taxpayers' dollars after the fiasco of Expo. After all, anyone who has brains enough to farm with any de- gree of success in this day of government interf e r e n c e shouldn't need too much advice from the people who dream up the. controls. Operation Lift has been her- alded as our glorious salvation by the politicians, and estimates of its effectiveness range from 10 per cent by a icmjor ma- chinery manufacturer to 60 per cent by Mr. Lang and the Do- minion Bureau of Statistics, the latter being ques- tionable sources of informalion at the best of times. There can however he no denial that Ihc real purpose of UK program lias been achieved. Operation Lift with its attendant propaganda, promotion and token pay off, along with the new quota sys- tem which was engineered as part of the same package, has enabled the Federal Govern- ment to grasp another vast area of control over every farm and farmer in Western Canada, and I here is n very strong sus- picion IhM liic figures were givon on the size of the ''sur- plus" were cleverly invented to lend credence to the serious- ness of the situation. Mr. Olson is very actively promoting the next -phase. His hammer and marketing board bill which is suddenly so urgent, was also part of the, package. It is interesting to note that while he paints such a vi- vid picture of the wonders of federal marketing boards for all agricultural products, he has not included any provision whereby we can rid ourselves of these tools of socialism, once their bungling ineptitude be- comes apparent to those multi- of gullible peasants who are a lilUe slow to learn. And isn't it a pity that some- one couldn't have seen two ago, the same urgency in grain marketing that we now recognize for marketing boards? After all, the same grain sales we've heard so much about in the past will have been mads two or three times before, but for reasons best known to Die bureaucrats in charge, the grain was never moved, the ports even tied up, the ships left without being loaded, the sales were piddled away, markets lost, and more officials were hired. We have of course, every as- surance by Mr. Olson and Mr. Lang that it will not happen again. L. K. WALKER, llilk River. Home and School council felt we should send this letter to the editor to inform the public. The name "Home and School" legally belongs only to associa- tions affiliated with the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations, an incorporated society. Some parent groups are using it and are not affiliated. We felt that we should spell out the difference as phone calls indicate that a few parents are not aware of this fact. An affiliated association Is a relatively autonomous associa- tion of parents and teachers of one school or a group of schools who send a fee to the Area Home and School Council in their part of the province. This body, in turn, retains 20 per cent of the funds for mailing and operating ex p e n s e s and passes on BO per cent to the provincial federation office which in turn forwards a small percentage down east to main- tain the national organization. All fees are used for bare of- fice expenses (if there is an of- mailing, newsletters, bare travelling expanses for direc- tors to m-nvincial board meet- ings and our delegate once a year to the naUonal convention, as well as a minimum of ex- penses incurred by conventions etc. The only salaried em- ployees in Alberta are the new executive secretary who is working for the salary of a good secretary and a half time stenographer. Everything else is donated, including the federa- tion office in Calgary! The affiliated organizations have a voice at the local school board level through their rep- resentations and delegations; at the provincial level when the executive presents the resolu- tions of the annual convention to the cabinet and at the na- tional level where resolutions are presented to the cabinet at Ottawa. This body deals with such matters of national con- cern as family allowances, student loans and income tax deductions. The lone parent organization on the other hand stops at the single school level where llicy may or may not have a voice in matters. They have only a "one school" voice if they send a delegation to the board and none at all at other levels. Parents would bo advised lo check to see if their organiza- tion is a I i 1 i a t c d nnd may change their status by ing Mr. Ken Krogman, chair- man of the Lcthbridge Home and School Council (2100 15th Aye.) if in the city of Leth- bridge, or Mrs. L. Krammcr (1259 Glh Ave. A S. Lclh.) if in Ihc Alhcrla Area It location. The Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations is simply what its name implies feder a t i o n of individual Home and School Associations united by a ctmmon bond of stated -policy promoting better communication between parents and teachers, co operation of the home and the school for the benefit of the child and a ve- hicle whereby both groups may make local needs known to leg- islators. We would like lo hear from parents, principals and teach- ers who would like to know more about our organization. MRS. ANNE PRICE, Secretary, Leth. Home and School Council, MRS. C. E. C. DAW, Co-chairman, Area II, Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations. and her satellites' had to wreck the organization, why does the appointment of one Communist assistant director produce such absurd panic in the U.S.? How pitiful can our case be if this appointment enables the Communists to clobber us in the struggle for workers' hearts and minds? It is no isolated phenomenon that Meany got two of the most illiberal men in Congress, Rep. John J. Hooney of Brooklyn and SeU John L. McClellan of Arkansas, to carry the attack against TLO. For a long time Meany and Lovestone have ta- ken a wrathful view of anyone who departed from the harsh anti Communist views that characterized the worst cold war days of the 1950s. In February 1969, Meany pull- ed the AFL-CIO out of the In- ternational Confederation o{ Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) be- cause he and Lovestone were irked that .certain Western coun- tries, notably Great Britain and West Germany, were arrangr ing labor exchanges with Com- munist countries. European' detente? Not with the blessing of Meany, -whose at- titude toward these internation- al bodies is "rule 'em or ruin 'em." So to placate Meany, who is being wooed assiduously by Re- publican politicians, from Pres- ident Nixon on down, the U.S. has let itself get pushed into bed with the Soviet Union and France, who tried to use the power of the purse to under- mine UN peacekeeping efforts in the Congo and the Middle East. Almost certainly the U.S. will have to give the million to ILO anyhow, unless we are pre- pared to thumb our noses at the Court of International Jus- tice. To do that would be in- credible after the pious lectures we gave the French and Rus- sians about how defiance of law undermines hopes for peace. But there is a serious reper- cussion here that may be over- riding. Since August the State Department has been involved in delicate talks designed to find a way to let the Soviet Union and France save face even as they agree to support and participate in new Middle East peacekeeping operations. Without them, especially the Russians, Ihere just won't be much peacekeeping. But how do we help. Russia and France save face and slill meet their international respon- sibilities when we have let Meany push us into a. posture that is even more irresponsible than that of France and Rus- sia? This whole pathetic episode is evidence anew that Ameri- can labor, as led by' Meany, has grown fat, soft, arrogant, and dense and more than ever is out of touch with the aspirations of the workers of the world. And that is surely a marvel- ous asset to the very Commu- nists whom Meany and Co. pur-, port to fight with such uncom- promising valor. (Field Enterprises, lac.) Philosophical Fireworks I was not enchanted, the oth- er day, (Oct. with that defin- itive lesson in logic, by our most learned Michael Kubara, of the U. of L. philosophy de- partment. It was a brilliant dis- nlny of nhilncophical fireworks, especially the grand finale: "Forget about his logic (Prof. the letter is rambling and frightfully repetitious. But then he is an English Profes- sor. The university hired him." Congratulations are in order, not only for the unwavering ob- jectivity of the disciplined mind, but also for Mr. Kubara's hot passion for verbal accuracy. Of course, there are others, who would rather call it, more or less an amateur gesture; charging that the statement is ambiguous or illogical. Personally, I feel this sort of talk is inexcusable, and uncall- ed for it's the wiser man who keeps a cool head. Or is it that there is no logic in common courtesy! EDWARD L. PHILLIPS, President, S.S.S. (Student for a Sane University of Lethbridge. Leliibridge. LOOKING BACKWARD THROUGH THE HERALD Bread and flour prices have dropped in the city, but the price of coal has been raised 25 cents by the cartage companies. Lump coal is selling at S8.25 per ton and nuts at ?5 per ton. 19.10 Lethbridge is to be- come the main terminal of Ihe coast air mail route. The cross- ing of the Rockies by tho air mail is expected to start in IDS I 1310 About 100 Lelhbridge young men, drafted in the first compulsory training camp, are to report at Red Deer next week. ]95B The town planning commission is in favor of a commercial area in the Silver- dale subdivision and n section is being set aside on 20th St. S. between 10 and 11 Aves. for such a development. 3950 City police, on the first day of baseball's World Series, began a crackdown on the popular belting pools. Tliey raided 11 commercial establish- ments in Ihc city and came up with one suspect. The Lethbtidcje Herald 504 7th St. S., Lelhbvidge, Alberta LETHRRIDGE HERALD CO. LTD., Proprietors and Publishers Published 3905 1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Reglstrallon No 0012 Member of The Canadian Press and Ihc Cnnndian Dally Ncwsoaper Publishers' AssoclaUcm and Ihe Audit Bureau ol Circulations ULEO W. MOWERS, Edilor end Publisher THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Manager JUG BALLA WILLIAM HAY Mnnnglna Edilor Assoclaic Edilor KOY F, MILES DOUGLAS K. Advertising Mannccr Ed'riuriol Pago Edilor "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" ;