Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THS IE1HBRIDGE HESAID Friday, Oclobei 13, 1972 Inflation and politics Inflation, the erosion of the value of currency, is a world-wide disease. Prices of everything from food to housing are spiralling upward. Wage demands grow higher in an attempt to maintain the balance. Some countries, the U.S. and Britain for instance, have established a form of wage-price con- trols in an attempt lo combat the epidemic; others, like Canada, appear to be waiting, perhaps to see how con- trols are working in oilier societies similarly, afflicted, perhaps because the politicians simply have no ans- wer. No Canadian political parly has come out with a firm policy to com- bat this most insidious disease. It is an unmentionable in this campaign. It should nol be so. If the contend- ing parties have no ideas about what should be done, as it now seems, they should at least have the courage to say so. Shoving the issue under the rug is a disservice to the public. PollticaI expectiency An almost audible sigli oi relief could be heard all over the United Kingdom lasl week, when the Labor party conference endorsed the prin- ciple of British entry inlo the Euro- pean Common Market. There had been fears that far left anti-market factions would go on record as being opposed to entry on any terms. Labor party leader Harold Wilson won approval for a compromise. K his party were in power, he would demand a renegotiation of terms of entry. It would thus repudiate an agreement made by a British gov- ernment and Parliament. Bui Mr. Wilson is not in power at this time and Britain will become a member of the EEC on Jan. 1, 1974. With his usual agility, which allows him to worm his way out of awkward situations, he has kept his job as leader, at least partially mended the deep divisions in his party over this issue by suggesting a solution which all factions know would not work. Once Britain is inside the Com- munity, and in Ihe event of a Labor government being returned lo power. Mr. Wilson will find reasons for not causing an upheaval by coming to terms with the Market. It's called political expendiency. Parole system works Mr. Eldon Woolliams, seeking re- election in a Calgary constituency, continues to base lus campaign on accidents in the operation oi the nation's parole system. Mr. Trudeau's reply is totally ade- quate. He told hot-line questioner, "Perhaps the science of criminology isn't what it could be. There have been some mistakes, but there will always be mistakes. II you don't want any mistakes by paroles, you shouldn't have any paroles." It is that simple. The mistakes should be kept to an absolute mini- mum, but the only sure way to avoid doing the wrong thing is to do noth- ing. On balance (he parole system works. It restores people to society better than the prison system does, and it saves a great deal money. Back 'Operation Since 90 per cent of Alberta's fire fatalities last year resulted Irom house fires it is imperative that "op- eration Edith" not be confined to Fire Prevention Week alone but become part of family training throughout the year. Exit Drill in the Home is simply the exiting of one's premises in an orderly, pre-planned manner, just as if a real fire occurred. In case some lamilies missed "Op- eration Edith" held throughout the city Wednesday they should organize their own just in case. Avenues of exit Irom both basement and main floor rooms should be discussed. Bet- ter still, vacating the house quickly in a calculated lashion should be practiced. Dong Komelz. fire prevention offi- cer for the city has stated it is the family discussion and planning for such 'an event which is of prime im- portance and without this prelimin- ary precaution "Operation Edith" will fall short of ils goal. For it is in calculated planning that each family member knows how to conduct him- self in time fire. Panic is eliminat- ed and lives are saved. Fire Prevention Week, publicizes the need for alertness, but what about the other fifty-one weeks of the year? It is the responsibility of every resident to check his premises reg- ularly, removing debris and flamma- ble materials and to painstakingly calculate the best route of escape should a fire occur. Peace prize for Nixon? Finance magazine, a business monthly New York, reports that it has re- ceived strong reader support of ils editor- ial proposing that President Nixon be nom- inated for the Nobel peace prize. Some other nominations for well-de- served prizes: Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique and a founder of the women's liberation movemenl, is the unanimous choice of judges as the winner of the Miss Universe Contest. Miss Friedan, who was judged in absentia, won points for the charm, sex appeal and over-all feminine pizzaz. As part of her prize, Miss Friedan receives a tour of southeast Asia, where her presence Is expected to expedite with- drawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. A strong candidate for this year'3 for the most distinguished dramatic scries on television is CEC'p The Whiteoaks of Jalna. The Canadian TV presentation has been nominated on Ihe strength of ils having attracted more viewers to U.S. net- works than any broadcast since that of Ihe California earthquake disaster. Mr. Hugh Hefner, publisher rf Playboy magazine, has been nominated for tlip Eagle Scout award by the International Boy Scouts Association. Mr. Hefner has won merit badges in six different countries for his diligence in tracking down bunnies, He has also helped a record number of ladies lo cross Ihe street, some of them as old as nineteen. Favored lo receive the covettctl throrc filars in (his year's Miclvlin guide to WHAT AM DO I HEAR HAH-TA, BA-BA-BA MAMA- _" _ I HEAR ANy MORE? ARE you ALL DONE -ARE You FINISHED? I'M VOU FAIR WARNING GOING ONCE! GOING TWICE! THIRp AND LAST CALL -AND THE NAME PLEASE? Letters Subscribe to show? It seems that nowadays there Is so much violence in TV pro- gramming it is appalling. Even in cartoons (which, by the way, are American content for greatest part) there is a great deal nf violence. The programs which arc not violent are at best educational and at worst non- sense. Unfortunately the form- er is far oul numbered by the latter. Sesame Street is one of the precious few programs that are worthwile as well as being for children. As an educator I believe that Sesame Street teaches valuable number concepts, verbal con- cepts, general cognitive skills, and social inler-personai values. Can this be said of the (American) cartoons that have replaced Sesame Street? If CJOC-TV is in such finan- cial need why was not Sesame Street removed Tintil Ihe recent decision of the CRTC? Could it be that this way the CHTC could he made out to be the "Big Bad Of a broad- cast week of over 100 hours, could not CJOC-TV use five hours lo air Sesame Street In the public interest? Public ser- vice programming may be thing of the past. If, however, Canadian con-, tent is the real concern, why not drop Super Heroes? I sub- mil (hat Captain America is a lot less "Canadian" than Cookie Monster. There are even a few grouches like Oscar In Canada. Seriously, If some educa- tionally-minded group were to form lo buy time to have Ses- ame Street aired, (a) how much would it cost? and (b) would this constitute a contra- vention of the stipulation on ad- vertising made by the pro- ducers of Sesame Street? I believe that there are enough people in soulhern Al- berla who would be interested enough to have Sesame Street back, thai they would "chip In" lo buy time for il. (for example school Iwards and home and school Please give our children Ses- ame Streel. PAUL A. CIESLA Foremost Think before voting Our bilingual candidate Peace won't precede election By Joseph Kraft, U.S. syndicated commentator trips power evenly shared among clif- ISarmonv in that area pre- by Kissinger and his dep- uty, Major Gen. Alexander Haig, reflect undoubted move- ment in the Vietnam peace talks. But the Vietnam road show also makes it clear that the deal which can be cut is highly vulnerable io opposition from the Saigon regime under President Nguyen Van Thieu. So the Vietnam prospecl is now shadowed by a new ques- tion. It is a question whether President Nixon's political in- terest isn't better served by waiting until after the election before bringing the negotiations to a head. The starting point for all this 1.5 the position of the Commun- ists- Many signs, including the truly unimaginative use made by the other side with the three American POWs who were re- cently released, show that the Communists have not changed their basic outlook. The North Vietnamese still want lo achieve a change in the government of Saigon as a condition for coming to terms. They will go tor a ceasefire only after agreement that President Thieu and his team be replac- ed by a neutral regime. In that respect both President Nixon and Prime Minister Pham Van Dong are right when they warn there has been no breakthrough. But recently the Communists have been far more reassuring and explicit about two features of the neutral regime they seek to have installed in place oi tfie Thieu government. For one thing, the Communists have been saying that it would be a truly neutral government with ferent groups not merely pared the" way for the visit to a fronl for a Communist take- Saigon by Gen. Haig. Unlike I have 10 grandchildren fine, healthy, happy, normal children. But 1 am disturbed about our Canadian permissive and drug addicted society, in which they are being raised. The leader of our country, Mr. Trudeau, has stated on the CBC, and also al public mcel- ings, "that there is a lack of absolute logic in governments allowing alcohol sales hut pro 'Ling such as Marijuana." over. Secondly, the Communists have been indicating that the neutral regime would be given a long lease on life before any further change toward: a re- gime more friendly to Hanoi supervened. These points have been stressed by the Communists in talks with those of us who have recently visited Hanoi. The points have been made explicit in newspaper articles notab- ly in the Sept. 25 issue of Nhan Dan, the official Hanoi news- paper. It seems clear that, in their long talks at Paris, Dr. Kissinger and the chief Com- D'." Kissinger and Ambassador said, society began Ellsworth Bunker, Gen. Haig aSam SCRATCH, much delivering What a characterless method to encourage the 13-21 year old vote! Again, Mr. Trudeau claims "the law, if it is wise, must deal sentences to drug offend- ers, which will eliminate these youngsters from having a crim- inal record." Must we condone this while parents are murdered and stabbed by teenagers vhoee brains are damaged by drugs? Must we elect a prime mini" sler who so lightly and non- specialixes in delivering a straight, stiff, spare message tHe kind of message a boxer delivers with his left. Gen Haig is just the man to begin the harsher positions against both thalantly replies to questioners, alcohol and drug use, probably "It's a pill-popping country, would be taken." He has also suggested that process of readying President Jem than drugs" adding "it is Thieu for a settlement that will bad ac3ults liaven't learned not be altogether pleasing to dangers of alcohol in the the present Saigon regime. For the time being, however, President Thieu can probably block any agreement. Details anymore. They are in mental galore have to be worked out, and President Thieu is in good position to be an obstructionist munisl; negotiator, Lc Due Tho, on small points. In a pinch he can a long Ume'- there's not Pill popping? Yes! Why? T "alcoholism is a bigger prob- contend, because medical re- search, with pills, handed out by doctor's prescription to save lives. Parents and grandp arents, please think carefully about this and get back to SCRATCH, be- fore you cast a vote which may help to elect the next prime minister of this Canada of ours. For the sake of my grandchil- dren, I am. A LOVING GRANDMOTHER. same fashion the young people are learning about drugs." May I suggest that some of those young people can't learn instilulions, incurables, or dead. Mr. Trudeau argued that since these evils have wilh have been exploring in con sidcrable detail the possibilities for a new regime in Saigon and a ceasefire on the ground. At this point Dr. Kissinger's recent trip to Russia comes act- ively on scene. Apart from push- i rr-g the North Viet namese to talk seriously in the Paris ne- gotiations, Moscow can play one more important role. The Russians can underwrite any settlement worked out between the Americans and t h e North Vietnamese. In particular, the Russians can undertake to use their in- fluence in support of a neutral government and on behalf of the maintenance oE the ceasefire. Presumably those were among the matters taken up during Dr. Kissinger's extended con- versations in Moscow last month and, again, during For- eign Minister Andrei Gromy- ko's visit to the White House and Camp David last week. i can do about it now. Lelhbridge Successful workshop Before gelling down lo a many viable permanent work- formal report and everything shops in Lctlibrictge and rural Nixon has no special need to relating to our Workshop areas. Also, some of the best rtof n rlanl LKJV, _ i Ihe Creative Writing Division re- novels, short stones, radio quire of me, 1 would have liked to contributions and other literary simply dig in his heels and re- fuse to go along as lie did at the lime of the 1968 election. But given Sen. "McGovern's dismal campaign, President get a deal before election day. Indeed, it is hard to think of anybody now opposing the presi- dent who would be won over by a Vietnam settlement. If anything, on the contrary, the kind of settlement that is bound lo emerge would probably cost write individual notes of thanks to all the people of Lethbridge, their mayor, the news media, banks and business managers who have so unstintingly helped and encouraged my efforts to it aiiu euuuuiuyeu juj tnuiio iv the president supporters on his organizc it unfortunately right wing. So Ihe best liming for Presi- dent Nixon is a selUement made sometime after the election when he is invulnerable lo pres- sures from Gen. Thieu. And the best bet about Dr. Kissing- er's Vietnam road show is (hat it will stay on the road until, and after, election day. (Field Enterprises, Inc.) is nol possible. The conference turned out lo be an unprecedented success. To me, listening, learning and watching the enthralled faces forms can now be expected lo emanate from southern Alber- ta. It makes me proud and hap- py Io be a member of a com- munity lhat in a world that seems to have forgotten the value of individual creative ef- fort has so many who enough lo revive these values. Just as heart-warming was the ready hospitality our Lelh- around me, made up for any bridge delegates extended to McGovern's peace terms weak effort of co-ordinating the af- fair. To be truthful, I had such a ball it made me feel guilty having received so much friendship and appreciation for bringing to Lethbridge an event I wanted in the south as mnch as anybody else. One hundred and fifty people took part in a writers' work- out-of-town visitors who could not return to their distant homes during the workshop. From the many letters and phone calls received since then, I know Lethbridge has made many lifelong friends who will return again and again to their "home from home." Thank you all for making this By James Reston, New York commentator shop I had been warned might almost magic experience laurants of exceptionally high cuisine is the MUdge Creek (Man.) Bus depot coffee shop. The coffee shop, for ils deli- cately-aged glazed doughnuts, would have won its place in the highest category of gastronomy last year but for the fact that it does not serve meals. "We clo not servo explained cof- fee shop manager Otis I.aportage, "be- cause the food around here ain't up to our standard." Angelo UTosca, lineman for the Hamilton Tiger Cats professional football team, has been named ar> an honorary by the Canadian chiropractors' association, The U.S. Archeological Society today named its choice as the world's most in- teresting living fossil: Raquel Welch. Miss Welch, who appeared in the motion picture One Million Years B.C. wearing a Teeny weeny Pleistocene bikini, von out over a fossil fish believed lo have been dead for millions of years and Robert Stanfield. The silver foil used to wrap Swiss gruyere cheese has been nominated for the first prize in industrial design, pack- aging division, by a group ot experts who admit being drank us hoot owls at the limr. Nominated (or the award for the year's funniest news story is Heulers news agen- cy, which distributed the story: "Finance magazine, a business weekly from New York, reports that it has re- ceived strong reader support of its edi- proposing that President Nixon he; nominated for (lie N'ubol peace (Vancouver 1'rovincc (calurcs) WASHINGTON The main objection to George McGovern's detailed Vietnam peace plan is that it is too specific and too one-sided. Presumably, he put it forward in the hope of gain- ing support among the anti- war voters in the U.S., but he went so far in meeting Hanoi's war aims that he may actually have lost more support by his TV speech than he gained. For he offered not only to get out of Vietnam, Laos and Cam- Ixxlia in DO days and out of Thailand after the prisoners of war are home and the missing are accounted for, hut he com- mitted himself to withdraw "all salvageable American military equipment" and "terminate any shipmenls of military supplies that continue the war." Letter to the editor This is far more than a promise peace plan and the president's, lo withdraw all Americans from The senator is willing to take this step and the president isn't, and McGovern offers even attract 20 if we were lucky, sihle. The majority was so enthusias- tic that there is every hope for CouUs EVA BREWSTER Indochina within 90 days. It is a threat to withdraw future military aid lo Saigon while leaving the Soviet Union and China free to continue sending Sulphur pollution more. For if he stopped all arms shipments and removed "all military arms to Hanoi and the salvageable American military Vietcong. Moreover, Senator McGovern asserts that he would "immed- iately" slop Ihe bombing and all acts of force upon taking office, but he merely assumes that this would end the hostili- ties and "expects" Hanoi will then turn over Ihe prisoners and account for the missing. He does nol, however, make Ihis a condition of a general cease- fire. This is the fundamental dif- ference between McGovern's Save old buildings believe lhat many residents of our city are concerned about tfic and the impend- ing rlcslruction, of many of our fine old buildings and land- marks, Many of these bavn much more 'eye than the cement blocks they are be- ing replaced by and could likely he put into itic for many nioiu years, at a cost much less than new buildings can he erected. Also, the old Contra! Schofil 'II bow alxml juoviag it to Ihe Gall Museum ground, giv- ing a coat of paint, planting ftowfirr, around its base and having climbing plants trained up over it. It would then ho equipment" he would, in effect, not only abandon the Thieu re- gime, but cripple ils capacity to carry on the war by iEself, Surely there is something in between the president's policy of sticking with Thifui indefin- itely, and McGovern's policy of not only abandoning Thieu but wounding him on the way out. What we have now is not one unsatisfactory American policy for ending the war in Indochina, but two. The president's policy i.s endless and heartless, and Me Govern's is virtually a for- mula for surrender. Even General Thieu has come up with a better suggestion than either. He has recently told the National Assembly in Saigon: ''The Republic of Vietnam is the sole body that, has a right lo solve the wnr." This is fair enough, hut Nixon won't lake him up on it, and McGovcrn won't give him the means lo do it. So we have a clear choice now all right, but both Ihe As a citizen of this country, province, and city 1 wish to ask whether, in view of the fact that Ihe Lethbridge Community Col- lege has now mude it possible for public hearings of their board meetings, if it would not also be a good thing if the Of course, where there us a matter of disciplinary action to be taken, it should be considered in private and in committee of the whole, and not be for publication. The City of Lethbridge Coun- cil meetings are very much board ot governors of the Uni- more open for the public and versily of Lcthbridgc and more why is it that the university and particularly the board of Ihe the Lelhbridge Amalgamated Lclhbridgc Amalgamated IIos- Hospitals do not make their pitals should nol also follow meetings similarly so? The com- suit? These latter two institu- tions are very concerned with the public's money and tax- payers should get a look into, and know a lot more alxmt, the discussions taking place al such meetings. The press is in- adequately informed. The open meetings to which they are ad- mitted so far have little of real interest reported and mostly of matters which for Uic most part are common knowledge. mittee meetings should also be attended by the press and the public so lhat the real live dis- cussions rather than the usual "rubber stampings" would be- come public properlyll In this way we could really judge which mernlxjrs are truly Ihe and represcnling Ihe public which has, after all, a vested interest in these institutions. CONCKHNED CITIZKW Ixjlhbridgc Ixilh nice to look at, and an his- Ident and the senator are toric item. The corner stone ably going lo have lo think 113 from the school, placed with the bell would give the friends and relatives of those whose names are inscribed on this stone a great deal of pleasure. MRS. IVf. SCIIOOF again. Nixon has offered more war at a terrible price, and McGovern has proposed peace at any price, and even in those sad days of irnhappy choices, this is not a very good proposition either way. The Lethbridge Herald 501 7th St. S., Lclhbridgc, Albcrla LETHBRIDGE HERALD LTD., Proprietors and Publisheri Published 1005 -1054, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Class Mall Regtelraflnn No. 001? Member of The Canadian Prew and rue Canadian Daily Publfiheri' Association and Ihe Audit Bureau of Circulation! CUEO W. MOWERS, Edilor and Publisher THOMAS H- ADAMS, Central Manager DON PILL-1NG WILLIAM HAY Managing Editor AssociMe Edi for HOY'F-' DOUGLAS K WAE KCR Adu-iriisir.g tdilortal fcdKw HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH"