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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthbmicie Herald THIRD SECTION Lethbrldge, Alberta, Wednesday, August 18, 1971 PAGES 20-36 BOTH DOING FINE Mirla Fonlora, a 10-year-old, is shown with her newborn six pound, eight-ounce son Ramon, after she gave birth in the Pillar City hospital near Buenos Aires. Doctors report that mother and child ore both doing fine after the Caesarean delivery. Youngest mother on record was a five-year-old al Lima, Peru, in 1939. First time in decadvs outcome in doubt says Lougheed A new ball game for Alberta politics CALGARV fCTM Pcler Umchced lives between Pros- Avenue and Premier Wiiy, which happens (o he about where he's at in his po- litical career. Mr. Lougheed is the 42- year-old leader of the Pro- gressive Conservative party in Alberta, which lias high hopes nf tumbling Social Credit from power .in the Aug. 30 provincial election. Others have had the same objective during the last 36 years but few have matched Abrupt change by president Mr. Loughecd's fierce rieler- minalion. lie has gov- Ciiimcnl programs in a relent- less effort to convince the peo- ple that Social Credit has be- come stale and complacent and can no longer respond to the needs of the province. Lithe, muscular, good-look- ing and a lawyer by profes- sion, he lias obviously swayed the electorate. Tlie Conserva- tives had 10 seats in the last legislature, 10 more than they had when Mr. Lougheed be- WASHINGTON (Houlcr'1 which appeared to place his po- j The bitter pill President Nixon litical future in doubt. in ordering a drasli- cally approach to Ihc ailin, T.S. economy could he Ihc rem- edy for is shaping up as his worst political linariaclic in HIP election >enr. Jp a single bnld ajjd poct ed move, (he Republican president pulled the rug from u ji d e r Democratic opponent preparing to challenge hin: on the prosper i1y Issue1 he Others Paid had moved pragmatically and boldly when the situation demanded strong presidential leadership. One of his most persistent critic's, the New York Times, pave him LinstJMJng praise, say- ing, "we unhesitatingly applaud the boldness wilh which the president has moved." There was widespread agree- ment lhat the president's deci- sive move indicated thai brcad- and-hiiUer issues arc likely to nlhor four While House In-ill. The, slpp.s, includ- anrl rvcn )w.s mining trip lo Pe iny a u-agn-pi fnr Jin i Idnp as the main issue in the j ovrrpli.'idow Uic Vietnam war days and a sperd up in lax rc- licf lor inan-m-l.lie-slJTcl, represented an abrupt change of course and acknowledgment j h e Democratic presidential llwl Jiis economic "game nomination, recognized the po- presidenlia] election. Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, a candidate for was failing and likely lo hurt him at Uic polls in 1072. Tbrro wore varying political reactions lo Ihc decisions lie an- nounced to fight mounting infla- tion and unemployment at home and In prolcct, lhe dollar Sornf ,7 n.'ill llmuglii Ihc bowed and unwillingly lo pressure era tic opposition. tential political impact of Nix- on's new economic policy when lie said thai il was "sheer bunk, irrelevancy and mystery.11 Initial reaction by political an- alysis ivas (.hat the president !iis bitter opposition to economic conlrols in an effort lo K'ikf? UK? iwiic troubled economy away from the Demo- PETER LOUGHEED mood for o change, he snys Nobody gets rich in British politics Financial woes are common LONDON (CP> Opposi- lior. Lender llaiold Wilson's hard-luck story about Ihc fin-'ial of inhabiting If) Downing M. has draun nlli'n- tion lo the plight of the parlia- mentary hach-brncJier, who has it considerably tougher. An pay at UVshnins- loi1 i.s Ihr in Iho world for legislators of major coun- tries. lOvcn as prime minister, Wilson say.s, his bank account Viiipn he left office in was lower than when lie bccamo in "ICvory prime minister, im- los lie h.'is inhrrilod or is subsidized hy his parly, mir.l be (iff whi'ii he; le.'iio.s Ddunuig Wil.son the back bencher scrap- ing by on a salary of is really slumming it, since many have to maintain homos bolii licre and in Iheir ridings. Only fl few top nolchcrs have offices provided by (he povcrnmonl, and Ihc of Hie Ml) MP.s set alonR ivitb n few communal telephone li o o 1 h s in Uio Parliament Buildings. In Ihc last few years Mm treasury has provided a soc- rrlaria! allowance ainoinilinn lo S1.2SO bill loss I han S2i> worth of slenography n week far from fills Ilio nerd. Some SIPs round m.'t Ilio skimpy pay and allowances in various ivny.f, flnrl business In- stance, manage lo keep up n-illi some of their normal earnings. Many Labor mem- bers get modest subsidies from unions which ''sponsor" a year is go to meet con- plilnonry rather (ban personal expenses. Snmo pel on lhe payrolls of newspaper'; a s, Iwok reviewers or, as bus happened in Ihc past, tipslcrs lo inside stories. Some write Iheir own books. lint by and large lhe pnrtiruiarly lhe rnns out his string in Parlia- ment just about broke. After Ibe gejieral oleelion, ;jt one uniiriint'od ihal lie was on the iloliv -arimiid a veek. ArPji jwnm tfl do belter, businoss's being more willing lo lend a hand with directorates and "parlia- m c n t a r y adviser1' assign- ments lhat amount lo a gcn- tcol form of lobby" H job. One of the best-heeled of tlie Tories is Sir Gerald Nabarro of South Worcestershire, com- pany direr! or, broadcaster, journalist and parliamentary adviser, who has put up a pica on behalf of colleagues wilh thinner wnllels. An all-parly committee; has been studying the idea of higher pay for C o in m o n s mombcrs find Nanarro before it lo press for a scalft of .ufi.onn plus for sci'rolarial help phis a new-car allowance, of up lo Ixisod on working mile-1 flee. I came leader in March. Mr. Lougheed, grandson oE Alberl a's first Conservative federal cabinet minister, has visited almost every town in the province during the last six years to promote Hie Tory cause. CHANCE TO WIN "When I went into this, I said I'd be in it for three elec- tions. "At first 7 didn't think we had any chance of winning the second one, but now 1 think we do. "For the fb'st lime in dec- ades Uic outcome is in doubt." The big break the ConseiVa- lives were looking for came in September, 1S68. when Pre- mier E. C. Manning retired. "It's a new ball game for Alberta said Mr. Lougheed. The Conservatives, who had won six seats in the 19C7 pro- vincial election, promptly won two byelections and increased their strength by luring a Lib- eral and an independent to the suddenly popular Tory crew. "1 Ihink (here is a mood for Mr. Ijflughced said. "It's the sense 1 get in travel- ling. The public is more open loday lo giving another group a chance to see what they can do." Mr. Loughccd was a stu- denls' union president in high school and university. He played football for Calgary West End Tornado juniors, (he University of Alberta Golden Bears and Edmonton Eskimos, as a defensive half- back. IS LAUYCT llr pi( a''f- ricgrre in business administralion from Harvard University and admillcd lo the Alberta bar in 1955 as the first third-genera- tion Alhetta lawyer, following in the foolsleps of his father and grandfather. He served briefly as vice- president of administration for lhe Mannix Construction Co. before he set up his ov.n legal praclice. A key part of Conscivalive strategy revolves around the concept of aUernalivcs. and lhe party has countered gov- ernment legislation wilh 40 bills of ils own during Ihc last two sessions of lhe legislature. The S'iK-ial majorily has declined lo debate Ihc Conservative bills. Being an alternative presents some problems. Tlie Conserva lives have no major ideological quarrels wilh So- grani for change on n differ- ent approach lo government. liul many people insist the main the Consorvalives hnve- going for Ihem is I'elor Internal artificial knee-joint perfected by French doctors LVOV, 1'Vance