Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
56 IHE LEIHBR'.DGE HERA1.D Wednelday, September 13, 1972 Urge removal of trade restrictions with Red nations By BRENDAN JONES New York Times Sen-ice NEW YORK A panel of 200 business leaders and univer- sity presidents has urged the removal of virtually aU restric- tions on non-military trade with the Soviet Union, China and other easterrtbloc countries, ex- cept North Vietnam, North Kc- rea and Cuba. Acting in conjunction with similar organizations in five other countries, the Committee for Economic Development also recommended the establish- ment of a new international or ganization 'to facilitate such trade. The other countries rep- resented are Great Britain, West Germany, France, Japan and Sweden. Both western and eastern countries would be rep- resented in the new organiza- tion. The committee for economic development, a non-profit, non- political research and educa- tional organization, holds that current restrictions on east-west trade "almost certainly result in more loss than gain." The C.E.D., research and pol- cy committee, headed by Wil- liam A. Franklin, chairman of the Caterpillar Tractor Compa- ny, released a 68-page report yesterday. Titled "A new trade policy toward communist countries." the report also advocated lib- eralized credit terms tor east- ern-bloc countries. It suggested that U.S. policy be aligned with those of other western coun- tries until international regula- tion of credit terms can be achieved. Other suggestions in- cluded: That the president be au- thorized to grant most-favored- nation treatment to Communist countries, provided they extend similar benefits to the United States. Duties on imports from m o s t-favored-nations are sub- stantially lower than those on goods from the eastern bloc. That the United States permit American companies to enter to production agreements with communist countries or lo in- vest there without lundrancc except for obstacles that apply lo foreign investments general- ly, and except for exports of militarily useful technology. That western nations ex plore ways to make the ruble and other Communist curren- cies convertible during meet- ings of the international mon- etary fund in Washington this month. In return, the report suggest- ed, the Communist countries should be comnu'tted to avoid "dumping" exports at unrcalis- tically low prices here and oth- r possible disruptions of Am- rican markets ami lo g i v ing setter treatment to American lusuwssrnen. Students assist Canada's blind TORONTO (CP) The plight of blind students often is a lack of texts in braille, or, when such texts are available, problems of missing or upside-down pages and censored versions of liter- ary classics. This summer, 12 students, half of them sighted, have been doing something about the situa- tion. With a grant from the federal Opportunities for Youth program, the 12 have been working at putting university texts on tape and in braille. Patti Belletontaine, 22, an English student at York Univer- sity who applied for the grant along with 21-year-old Clint Miller, said it was "not just a project to benefit us for one summer; these books are going to be available for years." The students aimed to com- plete 20 braille texts on sociol- ogy, music, history, poetry and anthropology. In addition, Miss Belletontaine recently finished the first unexpurgated braille edition of Lady Chattel-ley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. Miss "Bellsfontaine said she knows of people "who failed because of a lack of books and I know I've lost marks because of it." 'I've had books without page and with no chapters. 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Few corners of the British Isles are so crammed full of contradictions and contrasts as Wales, a land where pas- sionate argument is almost a national sport but one de- scribed by journalist Trevor Fishlock as "the most civi- lized place I have ever lived in." Fishlock, partly welsh by ancestry, writes for The Times on Welsh affairs and views his adopted land as "England's unknown neighbor." Although only 50 miles from Birming- ham, the industrial hub of England, the Welsh border en- compasses a tcially different country and a way of life Vhat Englishmen rarely bother to understand. The very term Fishlock relates in his book Wales and the Welsh, pub- lished by Cassell, derives from a Saxon word meaning "foreign." But in their own country, the people of Wales call themselves the Gymry, meaning brothers or com- rades. The biggest barrier dividing Hie neighboring cultures is, of coarse, the of the main paradoxes of the Welsh people Ihemselves, since only about one-quarter can slill speak it. The majority of Wales's 2.7-m i 11 i o n inhabitants are probably indifferent to the passionate efforts of a few to preserve it and to the militant minority which goes around daubing highway signs and or- ganizing civil disobedience. POTENT FORCE' Yet Fishlock contends the language question is inescapa- ble in Wales, even among non-Welsh ever- present, cmo'.ional relation- ship, whether loved or loathed. In ona sense, says Ihe au- thor, it is "the mainspring, the most potent force of Welsh life, the expression of the Welsh heart." Many English- speaking Welsh, he records, are hurrying to evening classes to lenrn their ancient tongue, which Prof. J. R. R. Tolkien, author of the Lord of the Rings saga, calk the "senior language of British civilization." Such newcomers to the lan- guage often find n deep satis- faction in it, Fishlock reports. One journalist said that learn- ing his native tongue had made him feel ho was "re- covering lost territory." Another recently bilingual Welshman told Fishlock: "1 (eel complete and I didn't be- fore." The history of Welsh stretches back 15 centuries, but a notorious act of Parliament in Henry VIII's time set out lo expunge, all such "sinister usages and customs" different from those of England. STIRS ANGER Latter-day lawmakers from London still occasionally dis- play a flair for enraging sup- porters of the language. Lord Hailsham, the lord chancellor and supreme law lord of Eng- land, recently sparked fury among members of the Welsh Language Society by compar- ing them to "the baboons of the Irish Republican Army." Though few in number, those speakers of Welsh who have been pressing noisily for full recognition of their lan- guage have achieved somo concrete results. After 400 years, Welshmen have re- gained the right to use Welsh in the courts. The language has "equal validity" with English for bureaucratic pur- poses and hundreds of official forms are printed bilingually. A bilingual education pro- ject started four years ago in 25 selected primary schools in English-speaking areas of Wales and has since been ex- tended to nearly double that number, taking in children from infant level to 11-year- olcts. The children in the bilingual only two per cent of the total school-age population in half their school day' in Eng- lish, half in Welsh. At the youngest ages they absorb the new tongue almost uncon- sciously through play activi- ties. The experiment Is sched- uled lo run for another four years and may eventually be adopted -widely in Wales, FLshlock says. OPENS DO Oil Project director Elwyn Richards is quoted as saying: "Our job is not to save the Welsh language whatever the cost, but we believe we have an attractive method for achieving hilingualism and that opens the door for all children in Wales to another culture, a heritage and a richer life." Fishlock's book-touches on other divisive issues between Wales and England, one par- ticularly touchy matter being the drowning of Welsh valleys one notorious case, a whole Welsh pro- vide reservoirs tor Liverpool and other Enclisli cities.