Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 'The next leader of the Liberal party should be English-speaking-after I hope Fll be out of polities' Marc a future prime Now that you've cooked on that old charcoal barbecue this we'd like to tell you how to really enjoy outdoor cooking the best way on Gas do we Perhaps you had to go out for starter flu id or char- coal. Or you had to wait and wait and wait while the char- coal burned down to the ember stage. But explanations didn't appease a starved family or hungrv guests' there uere the other conventional barbecue problems the danger of hot poor tem- perature a fire pot that rusts etc. But don't Now you cook out the easy with a Charmglow Gas Barbecue You can avoid all the and of ordinary barbecues because Charmglow will give you cooking perfection with the speed and dependability of either propane or natural gas. With a Charmglow Gas Barbecue you can gnll a steak or roast a chicken with perfection time after time Did you know that the delicious bar- taste comes from the smoke of the notf'om the char- With a Charmglow Barbecue the juices drip on radiant non- you MODEL HEJ Your Charmglow dealer has a wioe choice of styles and sizes All mod- els may be permanently post- mounted or cart-mounted for por- tability. You have a choice of fuel too propane or natural gas. Add any accessories you ws have a full and enjoy years of barbecuing pleasure. Your area Charmglow dealers will show you Charmglow's famous Gas Lights too' They add a touch of elegance to your home. By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA Marc La- londe emerged last autumn from the political shadows in which he had lingered so long and assumed cabinet respon- sibility for about 28 per cent of the federal budget. In the some he is staking out a position as con- tender for a future prime min- istership. But the tough-minded- Quebec farmer's who served as ad- visor to the late Lester B. Pear- son as prime minister and then was Pierre Elliott Trudeau's right hand says he hopes to be out of politics by the time another French-lan- guage prime minister is due. Mr. minister of health and welfare since last Nov. 27 has played many roles in his Ottawa career and he said bluntly in an I have not made my con- tribution to this job within 10 I'll probably never make it and there is no point in stick- ing around I want to do what I like to do as long as I like it. When there is no fun left in I 'GOD AWFUL' JOB And when associates suggest he might go farther if he the man says in his good but distinctly accented English have served under two prime ministers and I know it is a really God-awful job. I believe in the theory of alter- that the next leader of Charmglow Gas Barbecues are made in Canada from heavy-duty cast aluminum so they won't rust. 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Yet he is a strong family who recalls that his own family sent him to study be- cause was not clever enough to be a Once a reluctant he now smiles when people call him but says he would quit politics at his fam- ily's request. For the youthful looking minister the electoral adven- ture that began with a land- slide victory in Montreal's Out- remont riding is not the final step in a varied career hope I would not do more than two full say eight in this type of he said. hope then I would Noble Cultivators of Nobleford Machine operators Minimum of second year welding apprentice Labourers EXCELLENT BENEFITS Pay Increases Paid Holidays Paid Vacations Group Insurance APPLY TODAY TO Noble Cultivators Limited ALBERTA be wise enough to look for something DEFENDS TRADITION He feels that one of the strengths of the Liberal especially in has been its alternation of English and French-speaking leaders and that it would be a mistake to choose another Francophone after Prime Minister Trudeau. we were to pick another French-speaking person next who we might have to wait another 50 years before we get a French-Cana- dian His Ottawa offices are geo- graphically only 90 miles from his He birth- place. But there is a world of difference between his boyhood on the 240-year-old family tilled by his Norman ancestors for eight and his present duties as a minister. Both of his parents are living they are in their his two brothers continue to farm on He Perrot. One sister lives with his parents and the other is in Montreal. Mr. Lalonde's education be- gan at an ill equipped local school and continued through the University of Montreal and Oxford. He became involved in Catholic youth movements in Quebec in the late 1940s and early aligned with oppon- ents of the late Maurice Dup- lessis. FOLLOWED TRUDEAU But he stayed out of politi- cal parties. It was not until 1966 that he took the plunge into the Liberal following the lead of Quebec's Three Wise Mr. Jean March- and and Gerard Pelletier. Before in he had been a special assistant to Con- servative Justice Minister Davie Fulton. worked for Davie Fulton with great pleasure and a lot of satisfaction because I got along with him but didn't find' myself at home in the Conservative party at the time A stint as a law firm part-ier and appearances as counsel before royal in- cluding the Norms investigation into the Seafarers' Internation- al Union that nailed Hal C. preceded a move to the staff of Mr. Pearson in 1967. The following year he became principal secretary to Mr. Tru- deau. As a Liberal superstar hov- ering in the Mr. La- londe was seen by many as a profound influence on Mr. Tru- deau. Some re- phrased the 1972 Liberal cam- paign slogan land is to is LJKF..S TO MINGLE Mr. Lalonde said he was aware that people who did net know him well thought of him as But he sees himself as out- one who enjoys talking that any such view is related to my previous func- tion as adviser where for five years I bent over backwards not to upstage anybody. I've al- ways had the feeling that any publicity or prestige one gets as a ministerial assistant is taken away from your minis- ter. sister used to say to me when she was don't have one complex you have several and they are all superiority com- plexes.' I'm really a greg- garious To his department and Mr. Lalonde is a bard- headed administrator trying to cope with a mountain of health and welfare problems. He is fough but gives praise when it is they say. He is intolerant of stupid yet understanding with a chiding humor. And he is co have a special for widows and or- phans. SOON mi LIMELIGHT There seems no doubt he is where he is in the minority government's cabinet because of his record for competence and his knowledge of issues. As a Mr. Lalonde has held much of the political spot- light in recent months with in- creases in old age a proposed overhaul of welfare plans and increases in family and an ill-fated health financing program all falling -within the scope of his portfolio. His experience in ef- forts to revise the and in federal provincial af- help him. The welfare thrown together in were well received. Mr. La- londe said the quick acceptance of the program was more due to the mood of the country than because of a new era in inter governmental relations. was rather pleased and proud of myself when I saw all the opposition parties in the House endorsing the bloody thing and even more pleased when I saw the prov- inces embarking on it. once we start talking a lot of the provinces will say 'Send us the cheques' and we'll say 'Hold on' and probably we'll have arguments Mr. Lalonde believes consti- tutional problems can eventual- ly be resolved. But tactics and will not elimi- nate genuine difficulties. reform may take place very quickly without anyone having run for it very much God political situations very quickly in Canada. The question is to be ready but not I'm not spending my weekends drafting constitutional Mr. Lalonde's success with the welfare plan was followed by the torpedoeing. of a health formula that would have with- drawn the federal governmeA from cost sharing programs in exchange for more tax rev- enues to the province. He is amused that Finance Minister John Turner and oth- ers linked the rejected health plan with his terming it the Lalonde formula. this was the Lalonde for- it was kind of a bastard he said. don't claim any particular paternity to this particular child. thing had been discuss- ed for 30 months former health minister John Munro had a lot to do with Treasury Board President Bud Drury had a lot to do with Turner had a fair amount to do with it. It was landed on my lap in November and there were a few more adjustments made subsequent to my appoint- MATTER OF FINANCES Mr. Lalonde feels that left provincial health minis- ters would have gone along with the but their fi- nance ministers had the final say. A non-smoker he gave it up after trying cornsilk on the Mr. Lalonde is an avid playing squash and swimming and skiing. He spends about seven hours on weekends with his sail- boat. He likes has spent some time in all regions of and do enough Among his great loves are films and the theatre. His fa- vorites are Swedish producer Ingmar Bergman and Italian and Japanese producers. His love of theatre nearly cost Canada a politican. In Univer- he considered an acting career and was involved in fair of theatre. years later I find myself in the theatre business at least another he said. COLUMNIST'S NOTEBOOK MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR PHONE 3 ways to make it easier to in the r zz UNDERLINE THOSE MOST-CALLED NUMBERS Or better ring them in red. They'll jump right I at you when you want to ring them on the ANNOYANCE TELEPHONE CALLS 3 and desk-drawer sizes. go-anywhere for those numbers you always like handy. Beats writing them on the backs of old your AGT business office for USE THE PAGE There's space at the back of your phone book I for your frequently called Write them down clearly. Look tftem up instantlyl Your phone book is your memory's best friend. Make it your number one way to find the number you need. Or to check one that you're you remember. Save temper and frustration on both ends of the line get It right first timel BEFORE YOU IN THE 9B GET IT RIGHT FROM TOE By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK Things that make life vorth The sound of a door closing behind someone leaving who has stayed too long. Sleeping late on weekends. Watching your teen-age son get a haircut that turns him back into a recognizable human being. Swallowing a watermelon seed as a child and wondering if it will turn the inside of your stomach into a water- melon patch. Working a loose baby tooth out all by yourself before your mother can get you to a den- tist. The smug feeling of victory it gave you that day you went to the grocery store with your mother and never reminded her that she had forgotten to order spinach. Passing a note to your girl friend in grammar school when the teacher turned her back to write on the black- board. Stepping on wet sidewalk cement and wondering if your footprints would remain there forever for later generations to marvel at. Seeing someone get an at- tack of hiccups in church and being soulfully glad it wasn't you. You knew if you you would simply lie down between the pews and die of embarrassment. The Olympus feeling of helping a squeamish red- haired girl dissect a grasshop- per in high school science class. STEP TO FAME Delivering a paper route the first day and wondering just how it was going to help make you famous later in life. Hadn't all great men deliv- ered newspapers in their Having the postman finally bring the letter for which you've been haunting the mailbox for months. The smell of a good bakery shop on a wintry day. Coming home a winner the first time you played marbles for keeps. Going on an overnight hike with your dad and listening later to him brag about how rough it had been. Swallowing an ant on a pic- nic sandwich and waiting to see if it would crawl around and make your insides feel ticklish. Tasting an initial caviar- loaded cracker and thinking it was hardly worthwhile to become rich if you bad to eat stuff like that all the time. Cooking spuds with the rest of the gang in a fire in the backyard cave. Having the prettiest girl at the ball hum in your ear while you danced with her. The envious respect the other boys in the neighbor- hood snowed when you told them about being taken to see a real live burlesque show by a raffish older cousin. The profound feeling of the mysteries of life you had when you went through a large dairy and saw a calf being born. Jumping to Some reformers believe that high taxes are a good way to curb sin. But since confirm- ed sinners are pretty deter- mined it is likely that high taxes only make them more ingenious at a little more uncomfortable. But sm is kind of like educa- It isn't what you paid for it that counts it's what you get out of it. Cats and women are getting away with more today than dogs and men did a genera- tion ago. The world is getting more feline and female. And old-tuner is a guy who can remember you saw more lopeared mules in a day on farms than you did trac- tors in a week. Some people say they don't feel the inflation so much any more. That's because they are like a fellow dunked in the middle of the icy Atlantic ocean in February. He be- comes numb before he drowns. LUCKY FELLOW Only a man in love with a woman can be married to her 50 years and still find her a mystery. But that doesn't make him the dumbest man in his neighborhood. It makes him the richest. If you think your niehgbors call to often and stay too why not try a simple so- Just serve lemonade. For every person who is afraid of there are three who are afraid of living. Throwing away or giving away an old sport coat is one of the greatest sacrifices a man has to make in his life. A well-worn a pair of cracked and wrinkled but comfortable even a tie he thought he looked dashing in back in 1946 these are mementoes of his yesterdays he clings even though they have been in the closet un- worn for months or even years. When he puts them on and his wife or children laugh at he feels it is a sacri- lege. To him they are not mocking his they are mocking the man he once was and btill feels himself to be. If they are thrown he he is too. That hurts. A man likes to think that all things about his life will last forever. The best way to cut down on the number of traffic acci- dents would be to make it compulsory for every driver in a car containing more than one person to wear earmuffs. There is a conjecture among scientists and philoso- phers that in time the human race will be reduced to a single gender. that doesn't seem too awful. Most of us have spent our lives en- joying one gender usually the other one.