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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE LITMSRIOGS William Millinship A proud moment Ceremonies commencing today and continuing through the weekend mark a proud moment in the history Lethbridge the formal opening of its new and handsome home on the West side. The years leading to the University's on its a part of Uie value of university edu- cation. The opportunity for free dis- cussion, for association with other students, for the exchange of ideas between professors and other stu- dents, is a heady stimulus to the en- quiring mind. Habits and interests presenf site have been difficult, for formed during the years study in ttio administration, the faculty, and the administration, the faculty, for the city itself. There have been disagreements at times between uni- versity authorities, designers and planners. But ui the end these discus- sions involving everyone have been a healthy participation in a democrat- ic project vital to us all, one which will continue to enrich and expand the cultural life of this city for years to come. The University ot Lethbridge is comparatively small in size, but firm in dedication to its own ideal, that of "cultivating humane values, foster- ing intellectual growth, social devel- opment, aesthetic senstivity, personal ethics and physical well being." Its academic staff emphasizes that this university is one which believes that learning should be regarded as an end in itself, not merely a means to material ends. At a time when young people are questioning the value higher edu- cation it might be well to remind them of this last premise. What stu- dents learn in a formal way is only an unfettered yet scholarly institution like this one will remain for a life- time, no matter what occupation the graduate pursues. Distinguished men and women from all parts of Canada have come to join in the ceremonies and cele- brations. We are glad to welcome them and to extend congratulations to Dr. William Beckel who will be in- stalled as the second president of the University of Lethbridge. Our warm greetings go to Dr. Sam Smith who has come to join in the ceremonies. He was the first presi- dent of the University, and presided at its birth in its original 'humble' home. The Herald joins in congratulating the university, its staff and all who have participated in the struggle to bring it into ueing. It is through their efforts that we have a university here. It is by the continuing support and participation of. the community that it will grow in prestige and stature. Fitting the crime 1 The results three separate cri- minal trials were reported on the same page of a newspaper that regularly find its way to this office. In each, the accused was found guilty and sentenced; it is the sen- tences that are interesting. The first case was one of breaking and entering, a pretty commonplace sort of thing. Nothing was taken, as the accused was apprehended on the spot. He had a lengthy criminal record. He was sentenced to two years less a day. In the next case, a man with no previous convictions pleaded guilty to having robbed a grocery store of in the late stages of a long drink- ing bout. He was sentenced to two and a half years in federal peniten- tiary, and the judge remarked that the sentence was rather lenient. The third case involved a man who robbed a bank of while on day- parole from the provincial gaol in which he was serving a sentence for several counts, of false pretences. He received a sentence of two years less a day, plus six months for being un- lawfully at large, the two sentences to run concurrently. Anyone believing that there is or should be some sort of a rela- tionship between the seriousness of a The season has begun Kennedy tries to spark McGovern flame "PHILADELPHIA "A spark has been ignited and tho flame is spreading." Senator Edward Kennedy told the large, enthusiastic crowd packed in Broad Street, Philadelphia, a canyon between tall office build- Ings, blocked at one end by the ornate City Hall. Kennedy was talking about Ihe Presidential campaign ot Senator George McGovem, with whom he has been campaigning in the industrial states of the Mid West and North East, states that McGovern must win if he is to make a contest of this year's election. Neitlter the "spark" nor the "flame" are yet discernible in the public opinion polls, which show Mc- Govern an apparently hopeless 34 percentage points behind President Nixon. But McGov- ern was visibly buoyed by the warmth of Ihe unusually largo crowds which assembled for him in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Or were the crowds there more to calcli a glimpse of Kennedy glamour? McGovern publicly faced that possibility in that (rank, cur- iously scli effacing manner of his. There he was, the Demo- cratic candidate for the Presi- dency, confessing in city after city Iliat "Ted Kennedy is a liard act to follow." He told the crowd here that Kennedy's blonde wife Joan, also on the platform, was "the only mem- ber of the team who could up- stage Teddy." If McGovern appears to ac- cept a modest second place to Kennedy, he is perhaps recog- nising political reality. If Ed- ward Kennedy had really fought for the Democratic nomination this year, he probably would have won it, despite the politi- cal damage he suffered in the Chappaquiddick tragedy in July 1969. Kennedy lias more than a name and family connections, though they, in themselves, are a precious political asset. He also has a presence that some- how generates excitement. He lias a clear, ringing voice and an accent and some of the cad- ences that recall his dead brothers. He can and docs throw a spark into a crowd in a way that the dogged quiet Mc- Govern has not yet learned to do. But McGovern seemed un- concerned at the thought of being outshone by the man brought along to introduce him. The value of Kennedy's sup- port was much more than his effect on the size and enthusi- asm of crowds. The real aim of their travels together was to strengthen McGovern's ef- forts to win over the "regulars" of the Democratic Party, many of whom he offended as he fought his way from relative obscurity to win the Presidenti- al nomination. Kennedy, altlmugh his views on most issues ate identical with McGovern's does have many allies in the Party es- tablishment who accept him K part of the mainstream while regarding McGovern as something of an extremist. Kennedy may not have per- suaded such people to pull out all the electoral stops ,'nr Mc- Govern, but he did nt least get them to appear In public with the candidate. This was dramatically true in the case o f Mr. Richard Daley, the Mayor of Chicago and one of the last of the old- style city bosses, generally credited with winning Illinois and thus the whole election for John Kennedy in 1960, Daley was excluded from the Demo- cratic Convention this year by McGovern's Illinois supporters, and had subsequently given Mc- Govern the coolest of endorse- ments. With Edward Kennedy added to the campaign team, Mayor Daley not only agreed to ap- pear in public with McGovern but was moved to address him as "Mr. crime and Ihe severity with which it is punished might find these three sentences somewhat perplexing. Quite apart from the length of time involved, there is a distinct differ- ence between provincial gaols, in which sentences of less than two years are served, and federal penitentiaries where sentences two years or longer are served. The fed- eral institutions are generally thought to be as th ey house those convicted of the move serious crimes. One must conclude, then, that breaking into a warehouse with the presumed inention of stealing, is about on a par in our system juris- prudence with actually robbing a bank. In the two cases referred to. the sentences were the same, and are to be served in the less rigor- ous provincial institutions, eviVi though .both convicted men bad pre- vious records. Robbing a grocery store, on the other hand, must be a rather more serious crime. The convicted man, even though a first offender, receiv- ed a longer sentenced, to ue served in the institution reserved for our worst (sic) crimip.rils, .And this sentence the learned judge regarded as lenient, which must prove something. The football season has officially begun, and in living rooms all over the nation friends are gathering to watch these exciting contests on TV. There Is a certain one-upmansliip In foot- ball TV watching that has become part of the game. If you are the host, It goes something like this. Bradlce comes in and sits down. "What's wrong with your "ft looks fine to you say. "You have too much green. The players all look sick." Bradlee goes over and ad- justs the color knobs. he says, "that's better." Two minutes later Dalinsky arrives. "Why is the grass so he asks. "Because Bradlee said it was too green." "How can grass be too Dalinsky asks. Bradlee replies, "The grass is too greed when the players are loo green." "I'll fix Dalinsky says. He gets up and twists a dial. "It's fine you say, having missed the first seven plays. Geyelin arrives and asks, "Do you still have that old "It's not you protest. "I bought it two years ago." "Where's your fine Geyelin aska as he goes up to the set. "It's the third button down." Geyelin twists the fine tuner. The color comes in perfect, but he's lost the sound. "Will you get tho sound Califano yells. "If I get the sound back, everything will look Geyelin says. "It wasn't yellow until you started fool- Ing with you say. "Will you sit down BO wa can watch the game." Califano asks, "Do you have an aerial on the "Of course I've got an aerial on the "Outdoors or "Outdoors, dammit. What kind of ques- tion is "You should be able to get Channel 7 better than Califano says. "Maybe there are leaves clogged in it." "There are no leaves clogged in you say angrily. "I had a perfect picture be- fore you guys came in." "Why don't we go to my Dal- insky suggests. "I have no trouble getting Channel 7." "I don't have any trouble you shout. "Then why is Howard Cosell's face Geyelin asks. "His face Is always you reply. "That's what makes him such a good sportscastcr." Bradlee gels up and starts fiddling with the dials. The picture goes to black and white. Everyone starts yelling at once. Geyelin gels up and pushes another dial. The vertical is now moving 60 frames a minute. Dalinsky gets up, stops the vertical, but now the players are elongated and look 12 feet high. "This sure is a crazy Calilano mut- ters as he tries to get the horizontal back. "Everyone sit you scream. "Tho next person who touches the set leaves the house." You get :ip and adjust the knobs exactly as they were before anyone arrived. It's a perfect picture. You sit back and suddenly you hear Frank Gifford's voice. "And that's the end of the exciting first half. Now stay tuned to a wonderful half-time show, right, after this message." {Toronto Sun News Service) "Would you like to know why I don't pay Letters to {he editor Doicntown renewal plan several years late The Herald heading of Tues- day, Sept. 12, "Downtown Re- newal Plan Gets Shot in the only strengthens my opinion that the present city council has made decisions at cross-purposes. The time to have put the shot in the arm was set back at least 10 years when council bent over backwards and ig- nored existing bylaws in plan- ning, traffic, parking, densities etc. against the advice of the Planning Commission and over the valid objections of hun- dreds of citizens in the neigh- borhood, to allow a large hotel chain to establish itself on Mayor Magrath Drive, thereby creating a serious school cross- ing problem. Now the taxpayers arc forced into laying out for less than 40 acres of land to re- vive the city centre, and, ac- cording to a city official, to re- move an eyesore. It would have cost the taxpayer nothing for the much needed shot in the arm if city council had not killed the hotel complex pro- posed for the Hull Block. How foolish, ridiculous and costly can the judgments of the City Fathers become? Now we are spending 000 for WHAT? So that a bridge can be built across the river to the University? Council just constructed a paved road cost- ing so that there would be access to the University. It is only three miles or so by highway in some cities in Alberta students are five times that distance from their uni- versity. A total of is quite a price to pay to remove an eye-- sore that not one citizen has approached council about as being an unliveable disadvant- age. Now, that City Council has chosen unanimously, 1 pre- sume, without petition, to re- move the eysore heretofore mentioned, I would imagine that a petition to remove the causes of obnoxious odors which cause many of our citi- zens much annoyance, discom- fort, inconvenience and nostal- gia for the good old fresh even- ing breezes would be In Order. I am just about certain that in this particular in- stance would do more good than buying the land in ques- tion for the sake of a very few businessmen located in the city core- area. City Council also missed Ihe boat: when it gave the city cen- tre site most suited to a new fire hall to the YMCA which should have been built central- ly among the north Lethbridge schools. Are we being led down a financial blind alley and are we beyond the point of no re- turn? The possibility looms large for those who pay the shot (homeowners) for these adven- tures to revive an association' to guard the Interests we have In our homes. And so the monies flow and flow and flow like "The Brook" forever. Borrowing is costly. At 8.5 per cent the cost doubles in 12 years approximately so we shall be paying over 1% of a million dollars to pay off this expenditure of What hurts Is that the present tax payer is loaded with the burden over the next 20 years, and ho may not be here to enjoy what he is paying for. E. S. VASELENAK Lethbridge Another view of the tax picture Recently there has been quite Depreciation a feiv letters in your column dealing with the subject of "In- Net Operating Income come Taxes" or the lack of................. s them' paid by Canadian Corpor- ations, I would just like to set the matter straight for the bene- fit of your readers by submit- ting just one example of the taxes paid by Canadian Corpor- ations. Being a shareholder in our Canadian Western Gas Co. Ltd. with which I'm sure all your readers are familiar, I should like to quote from the interim Statement I received with my dividend cheque "quote." Natural Gas Sales for 6 months ended June 30. Operating Expenses 1972 Natural Gas Purchased Operating....... S Maintenance..... S Taxes INCOME Taxes OTHER THAN INCOME So They Say Congress would have to dir- ect that our Defense Depart- ment spend billion on white flags so we could run them up all over the world, because the result would be surrender. Secretary Mclvin Laird, on defense cutbacks proposed by Democratic pres- idential candidate Sen. George McGovern, S.D. Now just where in the world these socialists get the idea that Canadian Corporations do not pay a fair share of income taxes I don't really know as for the relationship of personal tax- es having climbed over the years while corporation taxes declined. This shouldn't be too hard to understand, wages have climb- ed by leaps and bounds be- cause our unions can now close our ports, shut down our air- lines, cut out our rail deliveries and on and on and on, and nat- urally anyone that has enough, leverage to slate what salary he is going to work for is going to be good to himself. It's just human nature, and since cor- porations which must cither pay the demanded price or close up the company, then it should be understandable that since their profits are cut, there should bo an equal drop in income taxes. If anyone wants to cut down profits where they really ara out of line all together, then they might start with the direc- tors of the corporations. These are the chaps who are really being good to themselves at the expense of the workers and the common shareholder who put up the money to form most companies in the first place. I the average shareholder is now getting something less than 3 per cent return on his Investment at the moment in dividends, True his equity is In- creased when profits are plow- ed back into expansion but ex- pansion in itself doesn't mean any better return on the invest- ment. HARVEY V. DAV1ES. Lethbridge, Here in Philadelphia, Democrat ic Mayor, Mr. Frank Hizzo, did not follow suit. This former police chief hai already declared his support for President Nixon and point- edly ignored McGovern whila receiving Mr. Robert Finch, a member of the Cabi- net and now one of Mr. "surrogate" campaigners. The following day, Mayor Rizzo in Washington talking to President himself, hoping for some financial help in ending the Philadelphia teacher's strike which has kept almost children out of school. But even here, there was ft symbolic coming together of some pieces of the Democratic Party. The Governor of Penn- sylvania, Mr. Milton Shapp, was on the platform, although he had supported Senator Edmund Muskie and not McGovern dur- ing the primary election. An- other "warm-up" speaker at the rally was Mr. Wendell Young, a trade unionist who was a Muskie delegate at the Democratic Convention. Missing was any speaker rep- resenting the steel workers' union in a state whose economy is based on coal and steel. The leadership of the steeiworkers supports the neutral position of Mr. George Meany, the aged and hawkish head of the AFL- CIO trade union federation. Just how much effect any of these "regulars" will have In November either for or against McGovern is questionable. They were strangely unsuccessful in bringing out the vote for their candidates in Ihe primary cam- paign. But they are experi- enced in raising money and could swell McGovern's own army of volunteers. While Mc- Govern needs all the money he can lay his hands on and all the help of any other kind he can get, what is perhaps more important at this stage is to get across the simple fact that he is the nominee of the Demo- cratic Party and not of some minority group of his own. The polls are strong evidence that, at present, many people who consider themselves Demo- crats are inclined to vote for the Republican presidential candidate in November. Mc- Govern is trying hard to bring Ihe defectors home to the Democratic Party. If he cannot do this in Pennsylvania, ho will have little hope of even a re- spectable showing against Rich- ard Nixon. This state gave its large bloc o! electoral votes (it has 27 this year) to John Kennedy In I960, Lyndon Johnson in 1954. and, by a comfortable margin, to Hubert Humphrey In 1968. The last time it voted for a Republican Presidential candi- date was In the Eisenhower landslide of 1D56. McGovern will not find It easy to carry Pennsylvania this yeav. In the primary election last April, he was beaten into third place by Governor George Wallace, who scarcely bothered to campaign in t h e state. The primary was won by Senator Hubert Humphrey, and McGovern is expected to follow up his appearance here with Kennedy by one or two rallies with Humphrey. Another form- er rival for the nomination, Senator Muskie, is also on the list of party leaders ready to support him in the coming weeks. The help from these friends and former opponents is badly needed, but at this stage it seems that George McGovern will also have to receive at least one slroke of good luck before the sweeping "flame" Sena- tor Kennedy spoke about can become a reality. (Written for The Herald and The Observer in London) Looking backward Through The Herald 1D22 A quarter million dol- lars of new wealth is flowing dally into the Lethbridge dis- trict from the sale of two prod- ucts, wheat and coal. Grain shipments of a volume which reminds one or me good old days of '15, '16 and '17 are being made off the Lethbridge division now. 1932 A largo quantity of rcd-white-and-blue, or rainbow colored garters and suspenders, made from surplus ribbon for and 1915 stars, have been shipped to Canada. War veter- ans are up In arms, declaring it a desecration of the ribbons to have them commercialized in this manner. J942 Advertisement; Its patriotic to make your clothes last longer. Wo specialize in re- pairing and cleaning clothes to protect them and give them longer life. Benjamin's Tailors 23 cents. 1352 Mr. PauJ Bicnvenne of Montreal, president of Cat- elli's visited Lethbridge on an inspection tour of the company's plant located here in the city. The Lethbridge Herald 504 7th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRrDGE HERALD TO. LTD., Proprietors and Publisheri Published 1905 -1954, by Hon. W. A. BUCHANAN Second Man Registration No. Member or The Canadian Presi ana Ihe Canadian Dally Newspaper Publishers' Auotlallon and ths Audll Bureau of ctrculatlont CLEO W. MOWERS, Editor and Publisher THOMAS H. ADAMS, General Manaoer DON PILL1NG WILLTAM HAY Managing Editor Assochie Editor ROY FT MILES DOUGLAi K. WALKER Advertising Manager Editorial Page Editor "THE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH" f ;