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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Courtship over Monday EDAfONTON (Cl'l The courtship Liberia's tstimated eligible voders reaches its peak in the 17lh general election Monday when they nil! decide what kind of a government they want to live wilh during the nest Five years. The polls nre open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. MST, and (lie void's basically have three in the Social Credit party, something new in the T'rogi'essivp Conservatives, or the New Democratic Party. Also In the contest, but with no chance of forming the government, are 20 Liberals anil three independent candidates for a renoid total of 243. Social Credit lias liecn in power since 1935 and Peter Lougheed, the 43-year-old Calgary lawyer who led the Alberta Conservatives out of the political wilder- ness, insists "36 years is enough." Mr. Lougheed, who travelled miles on the campaign trail, insists it is time for a change. He offers tiie Conservatives' a party thai, was without a scat in the legislature when he became leader 6'a years ago, as the alternative. Held 10 seals At dissolution, Ihe Conservatives held 10 of the 65 scats in the legislature. Social Credit had 54 and one seat was vacant. Redistribution has added 10 seals and increased membership in the legislature to 75 from 65. Social Credit's 30 years in office is not a record. The Liberals held power in Quebec for 39 years and in Nova Scotia for 43. Premier Harry Strom looks to solid rural support and the party's "bestever" urban organization to bring about the re-election of Social Credit. In the last genera] election, May 23, 1907, Social Credit won all but four rural ridings in collecting 55 of 65 seals. Six city ridings went to the opposition. M r. Lougheed predicts a close race in 25 consli- iicncies (his lime, with the Conservatives and Social Credit each taking 25 of the remaining 50 seats. He said the two leading candidates in the closa ridings could be separated by as few as 200 votes. Plan plione calls .Sunday, l.lic Coivervahvo Jcadcr wilJ spend most of Lite day al parly headquarters in Calgary, making telephone calls to key ridings. Mr. Strom, the 57-year-old former fanner who be- came premier in December, 1968 when E, C. Manning retired, said the warmth of voters in rural areas has given him a "tremendous lift" but warned parly sup- porters not to be lulJed into complacency. "We started a little cool, but we've become stronger as ue he said, The four party platforms offered all sorts of new programs, with the Conservative platform the most extensive. Social Credit promise a SI .000 grant to people who purchase a home for the first time; an increase of million in loans for new industrial expansion; pre- school programs for the under-privileged and handi- capped; reduced medical care insurance premiuns for senior citizens receiving Hie guaranteed income sup- plement; a SlO-per-capita grant to municipalities for construction of recreation and cultural centres; to pre- serve the family farm; to double the funds in the Al- berta Farm Purchase Board to million and to pay 25 per cent of crop insurance premiums. Grant Notley, the 32-year-old NDP leader who has worked for the party since 1961, said there is no doubt Social Credit support has diminished throughout the province. Mr. Nolley said the question that remains is what percentage of dissatisfied voters will swing all the way to the NDP rather than accepting a more moder- ate adjustment. The Lethbridge Herald HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 80-90 South Alberta and Sotiiheatlzrn B.C." Price 15 Cents VOL.. LXIV No. 219 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1971 FIVE SECTIONS 70 PAGES Floating yen may help frozen pay increases DIES Publisher, humor- ist and writer Bennett A. Cert died at his home in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Friday night. He was chairman of Random- House publishers which he founded in Cause death was not immediately known. He was By ROBERT L. CAiMPBELL WASHINGTON (AP) In a wake of Japan's decison lo let the yen float in international money trading, the Nixon ad- ministration has hinted to United States workers they eventually may be allowed to collect frozen pay increases. "I feel that as much as possi- ble, where there are bona fide, legalistic contracts, people should get what they have com- ing to Assistant Labor Secretary W. J. Usery said Fri- day. Labor sources estimate million in negotiated wage in- creases are frozen under the wage-price sanctions. Usery said at a news confer- ence that no final determination has been made on whether workers may collect the pay in- creases, but he said the admin- istration is considering such ac- tion in response to organized la- bor's complaints. "I think in due lime these de- B.C. Supreme Court denies challenge VANCOUVER (CP) The British Columbia Supreme court denied a challenge Friday to a provincial government edict or- dering dismissal of teachers supportig Quebec IcrrorisLs or violent overthrow of the govern- ment. In a written judgment, Mr. Justice J. S. Aikins allowed an initial objection on behalf of UK attorney-general of B.C. against a urit asking Ihe court to de- clare unconstitutional a govern- ment order-in-council of Oct. 22, 1970. The writ, filed by Vancouver lawyer Tom Berger on behalf of six teachers, and backed by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, named Attorney-Genera] Leslie Peterson as defendant and asked (he court to nile that the cabinet had exceeded its pow- ers. The judgment was based on the question of whether the teachers had the right to take legal action, not en the constitu- tionality of the order. The judge ruled they were not directly af- fected by the order. The order-in-council was passed while the federal War Measures Act was in effect dur- ing the kidnap-murder crisis in- volving the terrorist Front de Liberation du Quebec. It said any person instructing in a gov- ernment-supported educational institution would be fired if he advocated the pob'cies of the FLQ or the "overthrow of dem- ocratically-elected governments by violent means." FOLLOWED FIRING Tiie order followed the firing of Dawson Creek high school teacher Arthur Olsen and con- troversy over statements by Ronald Kirkby, a philosophy in- structor at the University Victoria. Mr. Berger sought to have the order declared outside the pow- ers of the provincial govern- ment. "The plaintiffs have no more than a hypothetical said Mr. Justice Aikins. "This is not sufficient In give them status to maintain this action." He pointed out that the order used [lie word "advocate" and said: "To teach, explain or expound a political theory is not at all the same as to advocate imple- menting the theory. "T h e order-ui-council may create difficulties; if it does, a teacher, apprehensive of those difficulties and wishing to avoid a possibly troublesome situation, can be careful to make it explicit in teaching poli- tics that lie is not an advocate of the overthrow of democrati- cally-elected governments by vi- olent means." Plaintiffs in the action were Dr. Stuart Marshall Jamieson and Dr. Reginald Arthur Rob- son of the University of B.C.: Dr. Lionel Kenner of Simon Fraser University; Dr. Joan Marks Dcwcy of the University of Victoria; Frances May Wor- ledge. an employee of the Van- couver school board and vice- president of the B.C. Teachers Federation: and Andrew Verish- ine, of the B.C. School in suburban Buniaby. 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