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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, April 17, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD J3 ROYAL BUtS Britain's Princess Margaret received a kiss on lier hand from Prince Bernard of Hie NelherlanrJs as she arrived al Carpenters' Hall in London, for a banquet. Tlie banquet was given by Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard who arc 'in Britain on a slate visit. Top political parties count Modern Inw mforcer London police force has new boss noses on OTTAWA (CIO Wilh Ihe Trudeau government approach- ing the end of ils fourth year in office, Conservatives and Liber- als are counting noses to help them decide when an eleclion should he called. Bolh major parties conducted polls in the first three months of the year and, publicly at least, profess lo find encouragement in them. Conservative Leader Hubert Slanficld apparently is finding more to cheer him than is Prime Minister Trudeau, and is demanding a spring election. Trudeau has been re- porled less than content with the resulls of public and parly polls. For that reason, it is said, he is not planning n June elec- tion. But Senator Richard Slan- bury, president of Ihe National Liberal Federation, said in an interview this week that the re- sult of private and public polls are about Ihe same and show Ihe Liberals gaining slrcnglh. KKY TO STRATEGY Polls ore an important part of any political parly's eleclion strategy for Ihey loll leaders what lo emphasize and where to do Bui Ihey lell only the situation at the IJme the polls are taken and all recognize that situations can change radically. For what Ihoy are worth, these are reported results, noi necessarily complete, of Libera' and Conservalive polls in Feb ruary and March: The Liberal poll is reported to show li.al the party is weak in British Columbia, where il holds most of the seals, In Toronto and in Montreal. The party was said to be gaining on the Prairies where it has been weak. The Conservatives arc re ported lo have found they are gaining in n.C., holding IheL own on the Prairies and holding slrong in the Allantic provinces Thai poll also is said to have found the largest number of un decided voters in Ontario and Britain shows trade deficit LONDON' CAP) Bnlai showed a dtlicil of millio million) in ill trade wit the rest of Ihc world in the governmcul announced lr> day. II was Ihe second larg monthly dcliril in a row after year of nearly unhroken Irad surpluses. The government pi Ihe revised deficit (or Kcbruai a! million (Sa.i.d The larger March deficit blamed partly on a roal miners slrike thai forced massive elec Iric power culs and hrough British industry to a hall. Thai deficit was Britain largest since Dccembtr, when ils trading loss in dea wild Hie rest of Ihe wor] reached .E233 million million) because of a cripplir doclors' slrike. Figures released by the d_ parlmenl of (rade and industr show lhat cxporlcrs and re-c: porters fell million lo million in March which impor rose .tlfi million lo EflOO millio The figures cover only the s i h 1 c trade versus imports. The loss is cushioned som wh.'il from invisible earnings shipping, banking and insnrani totalling m lion. rprising strength for Social retlit in Quebec, where, that rtv now holds 13 of the 7J ats. II also showed Mr. Stanfield is eking up the main concerns of and 'Conomics, an official says. The larger number of undc- ded volcrs across the country, i reflccled in a rccenl public is reported lo be of con- ;m lo bolh parlies. But Conservatives say they dve more lo gain from the sil- ation lhan the Liberals, who ow hold 149 of the 2G4 seats in House of Commons, com- ared wilh 72 for Ihe Conserva- ves. In fact, the Conservatives feel hey have nowhere lo go but up n an eleclion. They say the re- ult al Ihc last party poll is the eason Mr. Stanfield is demand- ng thai Mr. Trudeau hold a unc election. The party is particularly uoycd about B.C. where, there re no Conservative MRs and fhere Social Credit Premier A. C. Bcnnell lias stated lie rill oppose Mr. Trudeau. In audition, the parly says U elievcs there is a resurgence of v-alism in Ihe province. Mr. Trudeau has not ruled out June eleclion. But be has said .e has lold Liberal associations 'for goodness sake, slow down he machine." Mr. Stanficld says Mr. Trn leau is saying today much the ame thing he said before call- rig the June, 1EK5B, election, and he PCs must he ready for this 'une. LONDON fAP) Iloberl Mark, a square-jawed, brainy loliceman, takes over this week is boss of a London police force shaken by troubles. As lop man at Scotland Yard ic'lt need all his assets lo build ;niblic confidence in the force. Known as a modern en- forcer, Mark, 55, becomes com- missioner of the London Metro- politan Police in the wake of a corruption case, rcsignalions of lop Yard officials and public concern over growing crime problems, Two Scotland Yard detectives were jailed last month for ex- tortion and corruption. A top detective was suspended four days later pending u probe of allegations he vacalioncd on the I'rench Riviera wilh a London strip-club owner who has criminal record, nal recir.-d. In all, 144 policemen have been disciplined over Ihe las Iwo years for various offenses since an expose, of police cor ruplion in The Times. The Yard's traditionally one of the (incsl police forces in the world, fact "an unprecedented crisis of con the mass-circulalion Daily Mirror says in a recem edition. "Their good name and reputa lion have become a mailer grave public a ti x 1 e t the newspaper says. Two officials have, onnounced Safety, Traction, Stability and Improved Fuel Economy Nine Ply Puncture Protection YOKOHAMA RADiALS Stop and Compare MILE GUARANTEE 1902 LTD- 2 Avenue S. Phone 327-3500 "WE KNOWINGtY UNDERSELL" csignations In circumstances uggcsting internal squabbles. Peter Ilradic, a detective once onsiclcred o rival lor Mark's cw job, decided to quit after lark's appointment was an- ounccd. Assistant commissioner and head of Ihe yard's criminal in- vestigation department, Brrxlic huill a reputation as a hard- liner in (lie (ighl against crime. Two days aflcr lirodie an- nounced his resignation Jan. 12, it was disclosed that another lop officer, Frank Williamson, wa.s retiring six years early. No rea- son was given, but sources said Williamson felt hamstrung dur- ing the two-year probe of police irregularities which he headed alter the expose by Tlie Tunes, That expose liiis led to stricter Yard rules on police contacls w'11 h underworld informants. 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