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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ,12 Mir iniinpjnc.r Vinndnv. AIWJ-.I 7V 177' lie's more o( limn Tendency to underestimate Strom r.HMiiNTON I IT i Seme pc'opjo lo Harry Strom, a tall, laconic funnel- farmer who is more a listener a lalkor and ba.s liltlc desire to "stand out Even u1 i 1 h i n Social Crc'dil parly ciicrc are ivliis- I ilial bo lacks the proper "image" lor today's yoiitb- o il s c i o n s political scene. 'llicre is concern almiil his Icl- ('vision apprnl-peneralh de- scribed a.s- slrrtiMfiml Iraifihl-facod. But in bis mvn quiet .Ml.ierta's Iliircl Social Credit premier has d e v e 1 o p e d a knack for winning that he is confident will return his party to power in the Aug. M pro- vincial election. His message K Ilial Socia] Credit, in power since 1935. "will preserve IhaL vrliii'll is good1' but will also make nec- essary changes. Mr. Strom was born in July, 191-1, on a farm at Burdctt, just east of Lcthbridgc, one of 11 children. The Depression ciirlailcd his education at Grade 10. Sir. Slrom served as a mu- nicipal councillor and a school trustee in the ItHOs and was firs! elected to the legislalure in iftw. In each eleclion since (lien be has polled more Ihan three limes the vole of his opponent in (lie soulli- wcslern Alberta consliUiency of Cypress. As did liis pi edeces s o r s, William Aberhart and E. C. Manning, Mr. Strom has a hack-ground in a fiinamcntal- ist church. lie is a member of the livaiifielical Free Cbiu'ch of America and chairman of the church board in Edmonton. "The principles I learned in my earlv religious training are certainly a guiding factor, even in public life lie says. "I can'L dissociate from them." His church dccsn't approve of liquor and tobacco and Mr. Strom neither smokes nor drinlt'.s. On Sunday, he. teaches Hible class, attends church and may go skiing or horseback riding. Mr. Strom said he had no burning ambition to get ahead. just tried to do the best job everywhere and be- cause of dial I was given re- sponsibilities." lie served as agriculture minister for six years, and municipal affairs minister for five months before he chal- (YEAR END SALE) 1971 VEGAS The lillle car that does everything well well, slops well, steps out well and gives you around 30 mJlea to ihe gallon. Now's the Time To Buy! Tata nrlvnnloyn of Qur 1771 year fr from flQlion wa 0ns, panels and hatchbacks. CHEVROLET OLDSMOBUE 2nd Ave. ond Sth St. 5. Ph. 327-3147 Winds fan fires CALGARY (CP) Dry Lber and high winds have given new vigor lo 12 forest fires burning out of conlrol in Buffalo National Park. The most bothersome f i r o was south of Highway 5 which runs between Foil Smith, N.W.T., and Hay River. N.W.T. Forty men, a Canso water bomber, two wafer bombing helicopters and six bulldozers were trying (o contain the flames. Meanwhile all but (wo fires in the Rocky Moumain nation- al parks remained under con- trol where weather conditions were more favorable. The! lires, in the Beaver River district of Gla- cier National Park, were being kept in check, the spokesman said. Hiking frails remained open in all parks, except the Beaver River district of Glacier, but open fire permits were still suspended, except in Banff. longed five opponents for Ihe job of party leader, which had been vacated through Mr. Manning's retirement. To the surprise of the Pro- gressive Conservative opposi- tion, Mr. Strom did not call an election after be was sworn in as premier Dec. 12, lUlifl. Instead, he began to put the Social Credit parly more in luno will) the requirements of modern-day society. Government programs were given new shape and direction lo meet rapidly-changing so- cial needs, and new depart- ments of the environment, culture, youth and recreation and a combined department of health and social develop- ment came into being during the last session of the legisla- ture. Mr. Slrom achieved bis objectives by being what cabi- net colleagues describe as "a a t i c n t, pleasant, amiable person who always maintains his composure, and is always ready and willing to listen." "He has a knack at getting a consensus and is good at re- conciling opposing viewpoints and when the need arises he can be quite firm." Creative writing branch set up HARRY STROM He's developed a fcnack for win- ning. Louglicetl campaigns up Avest PINCHER CREEK (HNS) Progressive Conservative load- er Peler Lougliecd will be mainslreeting here at a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. Jlr. Lougheed will give a public address at a.m. at the community centre He slarls the day at Blair- more wilh tiiainslreeling at 9 a.m. and a talk at Uie' park. Tile workers on strike LiU.MONTOX (CP) About ijl) tile and lervazzo workers in northern Allicrla went on strike Friday In back their demands [or A increase Tin- chairman ol the Udmon- lon Construction Association's bargaining team lias termed (he dispute the "most ridicu- lous irrespon s i b 1 e union de- mand ever made in this area." The association said the men want a wage increase of SI.65 an hour over two years. A con- ciliation board had recom- mended SI.10 an hour which the contractors accepted and the union refused. Mail insurance claims mailed lo dinners CALGARY (CP) More than million in hail insur- ance claims have been mailed lo Albeiia farmers this year, the Alberta Crop and Hail In- surance Corp. reports. This figure is about half of what is being claimed, said Ed Patching, manager of the cor- poration. There have been 1..H20 claims to date, he said, about 320 more than for the same time last year. EDMONTON (CP) The Al- bcrla government today an- nounced Hie rormation a di- vision of crealive writing lo advise and encourage writers in the province .John Patrick Gillese o[ Ed- vide "ii broad general base n[ tins oldest of Uic nrls wiling." Tlw main [unction will be to "develop, co-ordinato iwl more fully utilize" uTJting jobs as Hie creation of miter's nionton, a free-lnncc writer, I talent, the minister said. Such was named as supervisor ol the division which comes under the department of culture, youth and recreation. CulUire Minister A in I) r o s r Jlolowach said in a prepared slatement announcing tlic new division that its aim is lo pro- irorlishops and guidance on copyright problems could como under tile division. Mr. Cillcse resigned as pres- ident of the Alberta division ti[ the Canadian Authors Associa- tion lo lake Uie government appointment. Tlie base rale for the work- ers nov.p is H.50 an liour. LOW-INTEREST MORTGAGE LOANS FROM A COMPANY YOU KNOW Your loon will NOT be niiigned ctriold loasiranRer You can be of fair and h.onebtdcjlinjis No bonuses. No hiddrn rn'ls whalf-ocvcr. loans to or of your equity. Up lo 15 years lorL'pjy. Fasl 48-hour approval service. HOMEPLarsT PHONE TRADERS CROUP LTD. 328-3348 Draw To Be Conducted November Be An Early Bird Winner The third exciting Early Gird Draw in the Veterans Housing Project Lottery takes place Wednesday, September 1st. If you want a chance lo be richer, ACT NOW! Proceeds fioin (his lottery will he used for the purpose of building low rental housing for older veterans, their dependents and citizens of Alberta that have to live on low fixed incomes. Tickets are available from most Albeiia members of the Royal Canadian Legion, or other veteran clubs in your area, 01 coin pip In and mail (his coupon enclosing a cheque m monry airier for number required. But limp's gelling short 'Jun't inks out, gel your tickets now! ACT NOW! Clip and mail this coupon today lo: 1 Veteran's Housing Project i Box 1873, Edmonton, Alberta. i Name i Phone........................................ i j Please send me tickets, at each. I enclose order for This loliery Is ccrulu-li-H under of Ihp Province ol Alberta. Ihe authority of the Government SOCIAL CREDIT RALLY R. D. (Dick) Gruenwtild CANDIDATE lethbridge West Constituency PREMIER HARRY STROM Guest Speaker LETHBRIDGE CIVIC SPORTS CENTR TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th at p.m. Everybody Welcome! AIR CONDITIONED Inserted by ihe ALBERTA SOCIAL CREDIT LEAGUE John Anderson CANDIDATE Lethbridge East Constituency ;