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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE October EDITORIALS Use school patrol system (idling children safelv across Mav or Magralh Duvo continues to I in1 local school authorities and to a hssu extent c counc il I hi' objections lo a pedestrian over pass au> its cost and the prospect ol the (Inldicn not bothering to use it Maintaining a (unstable there at the (i lire al liouis is not the per maneiit 1I1SWC 1 Kctusing to admit the problem exists which is being done some people can- not be accepted Uliv not apph the school patiol svsum' It see ms teach made lor such a situ iiion Mlhough SOMH I ethbi ulge schools do opei ite then own tr ilhc pat'ols the seems not to be encouraged UK sc bool autboi ities It seems to bo lelt 10 tlu drsiution ol the loccil principal 11 lamlv the i e is no In in positive 11 llu hoai (Is Othc i (I'ics operate patrols much moic extetisivelv and with almost total SIK e (ss not lellibridge' Miiloiisis respect school p iti iis 1 he stem uor ks second advantage ii> the altitude in stilled in both the cluk.lien in chaige and those whose passage they contiol They all learn bv piactice the function ot leain the meaning ol lesponsibrlitv when they giaduate to being motoiists and having cars of then own arc bound to be more appreciative ol traliic salety In the sc hool ped.0h.ti lan i ush-hours the children themselves could be charged with placing special trallic markers on lire stiec'ts and operating their own pitiols and then lemovmg the markers when the designated period is ended I his could be done on both 5th and 6th avenues II would mean mote work lor some teachers or supervisors and it might me in some cliiklien leaving class early ind airuing late But it would be ex- ec Ik nl training in and im- proved satetv lor the children and what matter s moi e Hut the Lethbndge school boards both public and separate prctei not to be bothered It is easier to pass the buck Don't miss it no turn is Southern more biaulilul Ih in it harvest The long I h ing weekend oiler s a pr ime op poitamtv to ils gold and nist sluidi s helot c wmtei s diabness u i iv s 1 o pi IK i a si mate c ould be eostlv the gloiious vellovv ol the elms and poplns IIIIIIIL; the r ivci bottom anct Ihc (ixlnn n n c a and the pin pie and iecls ol Ihe hoke e her r bushes spiking the eiHilus will soon In gone lo view it now liiim am vanlage point is to see n Mm e s splencioi at its best beiutv spot independent ol the i h niLMni! se i sons and certainly se inn is Ihc huge tribulelothc HC MP lioiilmi; the mam building ol Ihe 1200 K i e I e thbi idiie Research station on (inil Koid easl ol the1 (itv 1 ashamed 1mm e i uslie d gi mite spravcd in Ihe K( MP (olors ilu i modelled ilu i the 1U MP Hag and ereated with pi i mission ol the KC MI' centurv (elihi it ions ommittee i is a lilting hilnite In next ve n s centennial ol the Ml MPs aim il at both I oil Whoop Ijp mil 1 or t M u Ic oil I IK hi am child ol Dt 1 II r i si ii e h si ilion due e lot laltei c onsulta lion with hisioiian Johnston numbci ol Ihc (c'liturv c ommittee) and lined out Ihe station s groundsmen Ihe displav consists ol a tlotal edged e ncnlai base bO feet in diameter topped with a tiiangle (with an 18 loot base) untied with a replica ot the Alberta lose Centering the rose ib an RCMP oi lit (i on hot sebac k Ihe three sides of the Irrangle signilv the three major events in the early Instoi ol the MC MP their march west horn Dutlenn Manitoba in July 1874 and then subsequent aiirval in Southern Mbeita the following September the seeming ol the medicine line I the in U i rial lonal bor der i and the signing ol the lieatv in 1877 between the Canadian government and the Indian tribes School childien will tcacl and hear the ol the M( MP s arrival in Ihc vvesl bul this tribute lionting the icseviich station will leave Ihem with a 1 islmg impression sure to enhance their ippiec ration ol the biaxe men in scarlet I sing ciushed colored granite to (Kale Ihe Ii ibutc was Had it been lislnoncd horn llovveis it would have bee n laded and diab with the hrsl Irosl Instead the gold blue scarlet and will i c mam Iresh and vrvid until 1975 the vear Ihc RCMP established Fort ik'arv Garbage fines ilv litteicis will no longer be frned in piovmeidl court (as was the Calgarv, man lined S50 plus costs lor throwing his speeding tic ket on a loc al street) but are lo be issued garbage tickets (similar to parking Heketsi pasable to the Ir casin v Ihis will eliminate the tnne- c onsuming procedure ol summoning the v iiilaloi to c out t and having the judge set the line according to the severrtv. ol the mliaction Instead lines will range trom to pawible to the trcasuiv I wo citv emplovees will enforce the bvhw darbage notic es oi lags are lo be suved peison.illv sent bv double tegisteied mail 01 attached to violating vehulcs lines aie to be paid within se vi n clavs Ihc amendment lo the eitv s bvlaw i passed alter three unsuc cesslul attempts i designed to clear the streels ol liltci contiol the landfill site and Weekend Meditation hopelullv nd it ol scavengers calls tor lines lot such violations as transporting garbage in uncovered vehicles placing waste on sticets (such as furniture e rates and waste cardboard) dumping in unspecified aieas and scavenging rile c itv s engineering department in pieseriling its teeommendations to coun c il had included some proposals council viewed as overh restrictive such as limiting the weight of individual cans (sonic weigh as much as 75 pounds) which thev lell presented a hardship to garbage c rews The amendment will likeh kill suggesUon that garbage control could deleiiriale into a witch hunt (with neighbors informing on neighbors) and will eliminate the likelihood ol violators being apprehended merely on or innuendo It will help keep alei t gaibdgewise and should result m a cleaner more attractive Letters 'We gave at the Where are the bright ideas By Anthony Westell, Toronto Star commentator OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is starting work on the most important political document of his career to Throne Speech which he plans to lav heteire Paibament earlv next veai The Speech will have to set out a government program so compelling that it will ensure tie continued support ot the New Demociats in the House ol Commons Or failing that the Speech will have to serve as a popular platform on which Trudeau can win a spr ing election will be difficult 1 he election a vear ago show cd the extent ot Trudeau s personal unpopularity and the national leelmg that the I iberals had failed to govern wiscH On of that frudcau now has about hrm the an ot a near weirn out Ptime Minister who clings to power onlv bv adjust- ing his principles So it the Speeeh is to be Trudcaus ticket to survival to a second chance at running a majontv government it must turn attention to the Inline erasing the dislikes doubts and disappointments ot the past It must create a new image ol Trudeau as man temper experience alive to the real issues belore the countiv with a firm plan foi the I ulure Experience has in lact made Tiudeau a bctler politician He is more realistic more watchlul than he was a vear ago and more alert to the dailV partv battle He also listens more to his C abinet ministers and back bench MPs and less to a private staff removed trom practical pohtits For ex ample the position of Piogramme Secretarv in Ihe Prime Minister s Office which was once a kev pohcv jo1) has been vacant for months But there is little evidence that Tiudeau as vet has anv clear petceplion of Ihe issues which will confront Canada in the next five or 10 veais or anv plan which he can sel down with conviction in a Throne Speech for the Com- mons or in an appeal on the hustings The euslom is to slarl a new Parliamentary, session in the fall Bu1 Ihe plan now is to ask MPs to continue with the pre sent session and clear up the business on the Older Papei This includes capital punish mcnt clectoial reform Ihe loieign owneiship review bill several opposition and enough routine but necessarv business to keep Patliament busv until c lose to Christmas The new session would then start about the end of next Januarv or the beginning ol I cbruarv This is when the Throne Speech selling Ihe tone lor the luture will have to be produe ed Trudeau told delegates to the recent Liberal conterence that he was look mg lo them for guidance about what to put into the Speech Me got lemarkabh little help The conference passed a mass reseilutions bul produced few if anv new ideas il was hard to lead into the debates anv ideological dnft whether to the I ctt or Right In his own speech to the con lerenee Trudeau mentioned Pivc thrusts that we have delmed lor immediate action are in the areas ol regional development ol social seeuiitv of industrial development ol urban pohcv and of transportation pohcv But in most of these aieas Ihe government is alreadv committed to long range- policies and has little room lor initiative The department ol Regional Kconomic Kxpan sion is being with stall dispersed across Canada so that Ihero can be more local and piovmcial initiative and fewer directives from Ottawa The C aomet has produced a white paper on reform ol the social secuiitv svstem and promised to v ork in the closest co operation with the piovinees so it can hardlv produce some new weltare gimmick in the Throne Speech It has recenth passed a maioi new bill concerned with housing and uiban ledcvclopment ind it is still living to pcisuic'e the prov metis to let it become parlner in the broader issues ol urban planning So where are the bright ideas the aggressive policv thrusts the compelling vision ol the lutme which Trudeau so hadlv needs lor Ihe 1 hi one Speech He and his stall have begun to solicit ideas Irom ministers civil servants and (libel's and the scaich is on loi a new Ptogiamme Sccielarv lo till llic vacancv on the stall Although a hrst diatt ol a Speech or al least an outline of ule is won t be leadv ler a month or two some (one opts ate laking vague sh ipe The only ties are economic By Rob Bull, Herald Quebec commentator Gratitude, the missing virtue Man savs Dostoevski is the creature wiihoi.t i se-nsc ol gratitude Gratilude is a vnlne u quit ing c archil (ultivation and is onlv lound in choice spinls Thus Samuel I elbow the% lamous criminal lawver sav i d 78 men Irom Ihe electric chair bul not one ol ihnm tn inked him his aslomshmg ele lenc e ol the mm derers I oeb and I eopokl Clnenee I) it row had enormous ditficullv colleclint; a tee Such people arc incapable of gi iliiuclo Complaining now comes easilv Pcrcv Bvsslie Shcllev observed II I so much as stub mv biile toe in three minutes n bee omes a ihcmo for Sophocles Tainigio was badlv abused hv a relative bccausi he onlv lelt him a million dollars in Ins will Doing anvonc a kindness is a dangcious thing because most people return evil for good You will find in life that the pco pic whom vou have most befriended will plav vou Ihe dirtiest tricks There is a pcivcrsencss in most people which makes them resent a kindness no matter how much thov mav beg for it at Ihe lime Paradoxically also the people who seem to have least cause for thanksgiving are ihc most thankful The loveliest songs ever written outside the Bible come from Francis of penniless hungry cold and homeless Si Paul-urges men to be thankful always but no man had better right to com- plain of his afflictions and unfair treatment I rede rick famous French jurist ill wiih a fatal disease wrote in his chary 0 Cioel if Ihou shouldsl chain me to a bed for the rcsl of my life il would nol suffice to thank Thee for the days t have lived If these words arc the last that I shall ever write let (hem be a hvmn to Thv goodness Thanksgiving Dav thai umeiuelv hohd was the cieation ot those Puritans who ai rived on the Mav flower afler sur v ivmg a brutal vovage ol 66 in a tmv 120 ton ship That giueling winter only hall the 102 passengcis survived to spring but when Ihe (aptain ol Ihe Mav flower offered tree passage to anvonc wishing lo go back not one would go Thev ottered up Thanksgiving to dod and Thanksgiving Dav was inslilulecl I oi veais afterward al a Purtlan home one would find bv his plale on fhanksigivmg Dav five grains ot corn reminding him of the lime when the lation of the Pilgrims was only that five giains of corn' Pulton Ourslcr in one of his best stories tells ol his Negro nurse who had been born a slave but taught him the best lesson of his hie the blessedness ot a thankful heart U meals she always before eating thanked God for her vittles because it makes evet vthmg taste better to be thankful When she was clvmg crippled and in extreme pain she smiled at him and spoke her last words Thank vou Lord foi such fine friends In his darkest clavs the memory of Anna and her thankful spirit sustained him So Gilbert Keith Chesterton said that gratitude saved his soul In his darkest days he clung to the remains of religion bv one thin thread of thanks PRAYER Most loving Pather Makfr of all beauty Giver of all goodness Sustarncr of all life Source of all joy Ground of all peace Author of all salvation I praise and adore Thee eternally FSM MOMHLM -Most Cana dians aie brought up lo believe that the federal government is and should be the senior m s( me i e Iv pre nl llns iiiiiiin Mini lion I ikes (In lik il i kvin_ human soul Van I live n 11 t, u ds ahoi lion as j soluliiin lo lie utilised vih n pu vc nhon h is iaile d I Ins is diipht loi In i in sav lull wh it iboul the U lus In i is the hum milv in a p ;