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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LETHBRIDGE HEDAID 1970 Peter Newman Is This Really War Invoking War Measures Act in that Canada is in a state of war and many of the nor mal peacetime rights of the people are Tliis grave measure suggests gov ernment In defence of the one must acknowl edge that it is as apprehensive about the use of the War Measures Act as is the most sensitive Its position is that although the measure is frighteningly it is the only recourse of the state at this the only instrument im mediately available to deal appro priately and adequately with the FLQ But is this really insurrection Or Is it just a criminal spree for which the normal peacetime laws and lawenforcement agencies are com petent Will unduly harsh measures add to the silent sympathy the FLQ enjoys in Quebec Does invoking the War Measures Act give the FLQ more political stature than it de making of it something of a political movement instead of a criminal conspiracy and therefore its imprisoned members really po litical prisoners rather than com mon criminals However the FLQ has challenged the nations peace and order and its criminal exploits must be firmly perhaps for the na tion briefly to endure the strictures now announced than to be less than firm with the There is reas surance in the fact that the prime minister seems as dedicated to civil rights and liberties as any other and also reassurance that he is not running away from a show down with the Quebec Good Growth Growth in population and produc tivity in many parts of the world has reached the point where it threatens to make life This is as true of industrialized Japan as it is of under developed The rela tionship between qualitative and quantitative growth has suddenly be come a major Although it might seem that this issue is one that affects only large centres in densely populated coun tries it is wise to think about it even in Lethbriclge surrounded by the wide open spaces of Quality of living is endangered here as else It is significant that the matter of quality in relation to quantity should have been raised by Dennis OConnell director of the Economic Development An e a s y assumption might have been that a manhi such a position would be bent on economic growth at all cost at least at the cost of most qualitative Doubts about the premise of the consumer society that happiness lies in affluence have become very Private affluence is de valued by public If growth is accompanied by increasing unpleas antness it might well be questioned if it is a desirable Some have come to this conclusion and are advocating an objective of zero But the idea that less is more is too much of a wrench for most people Mankind may be forced into the acceptance of such a But there is the possibility that there can be good growth gnnyth governed by considerations of serving public In order to achieve correlated growth of this kind it will be neces sary to overcome the resistance there is to public Spender has become a term of political abuse and the surest way of election to public office is still the promise of reducing taxes through cutting public If the term invester could take the place of spender it might be possible to make an advance toward the goal of good Community conditions and services must grow along with industry and private Argument Undermined The cliief argument advanced by Britains Foreign Secretary Sir Alec for the resumption of arms sales to South Africa was un dermined He had contend ed that the action was necessary be cause of the threat of Russian navy build up in the Indian But Britains Navy Peter returned from an 11day tour of the Far East and said that exaggerated attention had been given to the Soviet build There is no reason to get steamed up over the Soviet presence as it exists for the he In his opinion the number of teeth units in the In dian Ocean is extremely according to the London reflects not only his own view but those of the Chiefs of Their conclusion is that no real Soviet threat is likely to develop until the reopening of the Suez Only then would the Soviet fleet be able to move freely into the Indian Ocean and the South A split in the Cabinet has become obvious with the statement of In view of the sharp reaction that came to the initial proposal of resumption of arms the odds now seem to favor a backing Sir Alec DouglasHome may have been made to look a little foolish in his stout defence of the But the undermining of the threat argument really gets the Heath Gov ernment out of a tough The whole business can now be dropped safely with a sigh of Art Buchwald WASHINGTON I dont know if people have noticed it but TV political com mercials are getting nastier and There was a time when a ap peared on the screen and made a one minute pitch for your But all this has gone by the and thanks to the great creative brains of our adver tising media the new approach is to tell the audience what a miserable the candidates opponent I sat in on a session where the top ad vertising men were brain storming a TV commercial campaign for their Philbus who was running for the Senate against the incumbent Senator Allegro This is how it As I sec said the copy we have to sell the people on Symphonys softness on Now what I sug gest we do is have a woman sleeping in bed1 and a guy conies in and her and the voice over says These are the people Senator Symphony wants to let into your Not enough shock value the art di rector How about this A group of hairy students sneaks up to a build ing and plants a The bomb goes off and the voice over says Symphony voted for UK last education Thats not said a I thought we might use a lot of footage from the California brush You homes burning and stuff like and then a shot of Symphony playing a which he The voice over could say Nero wasnt the only one who Thats another VP How about Vietnam Weve been working on the copy writer We have some stock footage of a GI platoon attacking Hill Then we hear Symphonys voice saying Viet nam was a big and voice over says Tell it to Company The campaign manager was You have anything on the economy The art director says We have some footage of an unemployment and we go in close on a guy who is holding his and we say Why are you out of a job and he Because Senator Symphony closed the Naval Then we show a crew putting the guys furniture out in the Did you tell him about the hunger ad a vicepresident Not the copywriter W e show this family at a table and the mother says to her Ail we have to eat tonight is Then we fade and show Symphony eating spaghetti at an Italian saints Jay festival and the voice over says Mama thats a The art dircclor said I think youll liko this It portrays Washington going up in a mushroom cloud and then a bunch of Soviet officers The voice over says Senator Symphony voted against the Its but it will the cam paign manager But what about our Philbus Wurm someone Dont you think we ought to make one commercial with him in it If anyone sees that idiot ou well lose all our Toronto Telegram News Service How Trudeau Maintains Grip On Power TORONTO It was almost Who knows if at impossible during this Trudcau has been personally affected by the kidnapping immediate anxious week for an old Otta wa hand not to try to ima gine what would have happen ed if the FLQ had kidnapped a foreign diplomat when the PMs office was occupied by John Diefenbaker or Lester Diefenbaker would have emerged from the East eyes finger to give a rambling 20 minute press during which the infamy of these wrong doers would have been men tioned seven before he personally set off for Montreal to meet any average Canadian wrongdoer anytime it should become Pearson would have strug gled valiantly to deal with the hysteria1 produced in those around him while casting wistful eye on the upcoming World his office staff would have taken straw polls on whether or not the ransom money should be paid there would have been deep left EnglishFrench splits in the cabinet over the negotia tions and a fully detailed leak to the press of who stood where on But with Pierre Trudeau in all has been controlled and completely re Who knows what factors or longterm principles went into the Cabinets ransom deliberations or how many ministers were hesitant to voice their views In his handling of this chill ing Trudeau has once again displayed the style that has made him such an unusual prime minister a man utter ly disengaged from events as they but at the same time a master in the exercise of political As Parliament begins ils third session under his leader the enormity of the differ ences between him and his 15 predecessors is coming into fo Trudeau has deliberately upset the apple carts of all those interest who have shared for generations the poli tical power that render ing the formerly smug impo tent with one cold or one colder In his treatment of his his his party organization and even his own office he has remain ed witlun the mould hes cast for himself and outside the traditional behavior patterns of prune He governs the country like the headmas ter of a rigorously administer ed private ruling by fear and keeping all those near est him not excluding the electorate permanently inse The effect on Ottawa has been to cool the noisy crisis atmosphere of the past All of the great confrontations between provincial govern with parliamentary opposition and among party leader ship challengers now seem outdated and Cabinet authority has been dis persed into so many commit tees and the decisionmaking process so fragmented that no minister except Trudeau him self has much influence on overall government With the possible exceptions of Don Bryce Macka sey and John all of Trudeaus ministers could dis appear as quickly as Paul Hel lyer did last leaying be hind them hardly a ripple to show they had ever The power of the backroom boys within the Liberal party has be cause Trudeau chooses to ig nore He refuses to attend most party or to dip deeply into the pork barrel to IM rewards for the Last weeks astonishingly en lightened Senate appointments must have shattered a thou sand veteran Grits happy By undercutting the influence of most of the tradi tional party power Trudeau has retained only one indispensable man When Keith Davey was the Liberals chief organizer dur ing the Pearson the whole country knew of his ex But who has ever even heard the name of Torrance the man who now has Daveys job Trudeaus rela tionship with John the bright young Senator from who managed his 1968 election is now described by a close acquaintance as non Another source of Trudeaus strength is that unlike most prune who gather around themselves a kitchen cabinet of political he functions as his own brains Its a cliche in Ottawa these days that he relies ex clusively for advice on what in siders call his French cha Regional Development Minister Jean Sec retary of State Gerard Pel letier and Principal Secretary Marc But the fact is and these three men admit it that nobody but nobody tells Trudeau what to Trudeau even limits his con tacts with his personal all people he has carefully se lected This for Fref not Ive still got a trump card Letters To The Editor Not Sold On Senators Manning And McNamara Time October states A Senatorship isnt a Its a also its a a stroke of good fate something like drawing a royal straight flush in the big gest pot of the evening or win ning the Calcutta Thats why we think it wrong to think of lie Senate as a place where Already Sold Out Last year I attempted to help a grand daughter with some quadratic There was nothing difficult in the but it was The whole approach was She couldnt take my method to school and I didnt know how the text arrived at the The other night I tried again in elementary school arithme called Seeing Through Arithmetic I opened the book at page 77 Divide 2407 by I was taught to men that I must first divide 38 into Three goes into 8 but 8x8 has too much of a carryover for even 7 so I would try operation done I would have 18 over and bringing down the I would have 187 But here is a whole new system of bring ing both figures to round num bers and about twice the pro Sure you can figure if you want to admit you do not know your and take The child taught that way can do But there is your generation The edu cational system makes it that way right through to They are taught i different way of The first big change I re member in the educational set up was about 60 years ago when we changed from forms to and we have been changing ever The only tiling certain about the present system is that in a few years someone will come along with a so called new and tell us how out of date this one and how inefficient and time wasting it and well get another change for another few or even So I looked to see who had concocted this no ticed it was put out by Gage who recently sold out to a Of seven authors only the last lived in Gvenson of and it takes no mind reader to tell what he This is the fifth book of a unit of the Curriculum Foundation Scries published by Foresman and Company and edited for use in Canadian Schools by Gage and In other words by Seems to me Giige had already sold out and so had So They Say The cry of youth is that exploitation must be slopped only of the poor nations by the but also of poor people by rich a prob lem which exists today in both the developed and developing nations of lha L a t a delegate to the United Nations World Youth people are supposed to Pensions arent given for work end of In both cases I agree and might add Good riddance I can understand the editor when he brags Manning up like a morning star without Manning the university would never have been built across the cou A plebiscite should have decided that not an outsider to whom it was im Personally I think he did more for the oil companies than he did for Alberta in his last year on the throne he author ized a travelling expense for himself and ministers 000 and the farmer had to pay fuel In an The Herald states McNamara with his wide experience in agriculture marketing can be expected to make a contribution in the Sen That takes the cake Statements like that tempt a man to cancel The Herald in order to prevent a busted gall McNamara lost us fanners many grain caused us to pay a large amount of demur caused us to pay freight on two trains of wheat back from the Lakchead to Winni peg and from Winnipeg to the Lakchead also freight on three trains of barley from Vancouver to the Our additional grain payments went pay freight because McNamara slept while the farmers had little With Ills wide experience in agricul ture marketing During the One Prairie Prov ince Conference the Richardson was asked to uso his good office to get rid of McNamara thank you Richardson My only regret is that Trudeau did not in clude two other Lang and HENRY Editors Note Dycks statements on the movement of trainloads of grain we can not deny because we do not His statement on trav elling expenses of we positively know to be instance he has attended only two of the regular Wednesday afternoon conferences held by members of the prime minis ters On one of these oc casions he spent most of the time poking fun at a survey published in Macleans Maga zine purporting to show that Robert Stanfield could beat him in the next election Almost without any of us be aware of Trudeau has turned himself into a presi1 dential figure with a hold on power undreamed of in the But if Pierre is bent on becoming Canadas first wholl be our vicepresident Nearly all Canadian prime ministers have tried to create a concurrent majority at the very summit of political power in this country by snaring their powers with a senior poli tician from the other basic cul Laurier had Sifton and Fielding Mackenzie King had Ernest Lapointe Louis Laurent had Not all of Trudeaus predecessors succeeded in finding a suitable but at least they Diefenbaker and Pearson had to make up in quantity what they lacked in quality in their Quebec and together went through nine candidates for the But Trudeau doesnt even pretent to be searching for a senior EnglishCanadian politi cian to become his partner in The recent Cabinet an ideal opportunity to designate an English lieuten somehow managed to de mote everybody Its a paradox of the Trudeau method that despite his refusal to share personal the process of government policy formation has been opened Building on like the good lawyer he Trudeau has used white parliamen tary committees and his party apparatus to involve special in terest groups in the essential policy Trudeau has maintained such a grip on power because he has so far been more successful than any of his predecessors in achieving the ideal state of Ca nadian political grace he has demonstrated his ability to oc cupy the political while moving simultaneously both to the left and to the Our job in the past two he said during one of his recent lours into the political hinter has been trying to kill expectations as you we brought in the first bal anced or surplus budget hi 13 People who thought I was a Communist My this guys a pretty conser vative Prime which I suppose I But its be cause we balanced budget that the Canadian dollar is worth more and that the Cana dian economy is a better place for people to invest To tag Trudeau with any rec ognizable you have to move into the existentialism of the French philosopher Jean Paul who claims that each individual is what he makes of himself that man invents himself through ex ercising his freedom of This is what Pierre Tradeau is all about a man c r e a t ing himself through au thentic political His ideas are formed by what he sees and feels as he travels the country he is charged with He can only be com prehended in and just dimly even His selfim posed mission is to reveal the character of this nation to it and despite lus flaws we probably should be at this crucial moment in our to have as prime minister a man who can evoke genuine reactions between us and the mystical entity we call Toronto Star Syndicate LOOKING BACKWARD THROUGH THE HERALD 1920 The hanging of Tom Bassoff on December 22 will mark the fourth to take place at the Lethbridge The first such event look place in Jan 1930 An unexpected heat wave struck Britain recently and this years longer skirts were replaced by last years more abbreviated One mated that a standard earth graded highway could be built from Grimshaw to Fairbanks for 1950 Prime Minister Nehru voiced Indian opposition to a proposal for the raising of a special force to serve at United Nations 19GO Construction of the new livestock pavilion at the London woman was seen shop exmMlion grounds begin in blouse and of A 000 ping clad only in a shorts with no 1MO minister of public esti Alberta government grant has been made available for the The Lethkidge Herald 504 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Proprietors and Publishers Published 1905 by BUCHANAN SDcond Class Mall Registration Ho Member of The Canadian Press and the Canadian Da Iv Npwinnnn Publishers Association and Ihe Audil Bureau ol CLEO Editor 5fiu Publisher IHOMAS General JOE BALLA WILLIAM HAY Managing Editor Associate Editor DOUGLAS WALKER Advertising Manager Editorial Page Editor IHE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH ;