Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THt IETHBRIDG6 HERAIO Tuesday, August SI, NEW TENANTS IN THE HOUSE It didn't take long Monday night before Pro- gressive Conservative supporters posted the "under new management" sign in front of Ihc Aberta Legislalure doors. The Conservalivei unseated the 36-year reign of the Social Credil Party. Social Credit Party history on EDMONTON (CP) One of the oldest provincial adminis- trations in Canada was deposed Monday when Alberta voters ousled'the Social Credit party after 36 years in office. Social'Credit rose to promin- ence on an evangelical wave that crested in IDHn when Wil evangei depllis of the Depression. Monday's election was Strom's "first as leader of the party. Aliliaugh lie retained his rural scat ir Cjpress, many of the party eld guard drowned in the Conservative flood. CHANGED AFTER DEATH The change in the Social limn i.Bible Bill) Aberhart led j Credit really in tl'.c movement In power for the IM3 with the dcalh of Abcrhart. E. C. Manning, now a senator, succeeded as premier and in- stilled some of the same ovan- first time anywhere. The wave smashed Monday on x Progressive Conservative 1) r c. a k w a t e r built, by Peter LoiiL'iiocd. a thnamic -33-ycar- oVl Calvary '.vho rallied his party and the voters with the CTT "It's time for a change" frcm Harry Strom's governing Similaiiy. it v.'as a deiraud fc: change 36 years ago that gave Aberhnrt power. The vot- erf were fed up with Ihe ap- proach of I ha governing the United Farmers of Alberta ing end came when Alf Honke. a economic reform in the 1M5 Social Credit original v.ho .had served m many cabinet Mr. posts, refused to run again for a party he said had been "infil- tra'.od by outsiders" who did not subscribe to Social Credit be- liefs. In the entire 36 years of its reign. Social Credit was chal- lenged seriously only once pre- when a coalition look advantage of widespread dissatisfaction with Aberhart's gelical fervor into the people, but less and loss heard of Social Credit cls'clrhie. Mr. Strom, minister of munic- ipal affairs, took over when Mr. Manning retired in December. 1968, but the 57-year-old quiet- spo'tc-n farmer and rancher was unable to establish himself as a dominant political like his Magazines to be sold despite liquor ads ban Crops in Alberta maturing rapidly VANCOUVER (CP) Maga- zines carrying liquor and to- bacco advertising will remain on news stands when the pro- vincial government's ban on the advertising goes into effect Wednesday. Wholesale asid retail news- dealers conlaclcd Monday said they will conlimie with busi- ness as usual, nt least for the present. "We have 02 people depend- ing on this business and come Wednesday we'll still have 82 said James Grubb, general manager of Vancouver Magazine Service Ltd., which services most lower mainland news stands. "We'll be distributing the magazines on Sept. 1 and after Mr. Grubb said he is await- Britain accused of violations DUBLIN (CP) The Irish government today accused Brit- ish troops of violating Republic of Ireland territory 30 times in the last two years and warned that a recurrence "could be pre- judicial to pence." The statement followed a weekend shooting incident in which a British corporal was killed and two soldiers wounded. The shooting took place after two British patrol cars strayed across the border into the Irish Republic. British authorities insist the soldiers were fired on from re- publican territory after they had returned across the un- marked border into Northern Ireland. The firing, British authorities said, came from guerrillas of the outlawed Irish Republican Army operating under the noses of the republic's regular army and police. The Dublin government state- ment said an inquiry showed the casualties were caused by shooting from within Northern failure to deliver a promised fZ-5-a-month dividend to each family. STAYED IN POWER Astute leadership, however, kept the party in power and there was hope right up to the mid-1050s that Social Credit could he a national force. This went dcvm the drain in the 1D58 D'.cfcnbaker Conservative lard- slide that erased Social Credit I representation from, tin? Com- j mom. I Now Ihe mantle is worn fcder- I a 11 y by a provineially, W. A. C. Bennett's British Co'l- i iimhia administration 15 the last i bulwark of the Social Credit parry. Social CrodiL critics said, be- came- complacent in the early 1'JSts (here was no serious challenge to ils domination. FA1RVIEW (CP) The v.cicry by Mir Pro- gressive Conservatives is the first ?lep in the fundamental political realignment in Al- berta, Grant Xctley, New Dcm- cncratic Party Leader, jaid Monday. "And this, of course, means the end of Social he EPd. Mr. Nollcy predicted Social Credit would split ir.to three csmps: The opportunitst wlto nUl follow conservative leader Peter Lougheed; the "dyed- in-the-wool members" who wall join Ihe Federal Social Credit Party: and those who remain with Ihe provincial party. The KDP, he said, will be the "log- ical" opposition in tlie next election. Winning personal election in Spirit River-Fairview on his third atierr.pt to gain a foothold in provinc al polities, Mr. 700 Copies plus tin Instant Print Copy Div. That changed in the general el- ley said ho was surprised at i cclions o; i he large margin earned by the faced nff'.-ning opposition Conservatives nearly riding r.nd its share of the vote steadily de- Mr- Mannings ship of state on a sea of THANKS 1MANNING He thanked former Alberta premier, E. C. Manning now a Senator for enabling him Liberal leader unhappy EDMONTON (CP) Alberta Liberal leader, Bob Russell, TVBS disappointed and said so, at his personal defeat Monday in the Alberta general election. "We needed a voice in the legislature he said. "It's difficult to do anything from outside the legislature." Mr. Russell, 40, expected to be a solid contender in the St. Albert riding, went down to de- feat in a Progressive Conserva- tive tide which swept in 49 members and swept out the 36- year old Social Credit party. Mr. Russell expressed sur- prise at Progressive Conserva- tive Cmie Jamison's win in St. and 19G7 when it Albert because the party had not drav.Ti large crowds of farmers to iheir pubbc appear- ances. Fanners make up a large voter group in Ihe riding. petroleum revenues but in re- cent yrars Social Credit aban- doned" its "pay as you go" pol- icy to borrow money in the face of soaring health, welfare and education costs and declining oil income. to win his seat He said the ''personal at- tacks" on him made by Mr. Manning provided the vc'cs ne- cessary for his victory. "Many of our people switched in the last week, I think." Ihe 32-year-olr] socialist said, "but Mr. Manning's radio broadcasts made the difference." "This is the end of Ihe Man- ning magic in Alberta his i vicious involvement exposed man for what he has be-1 come." BANFF. Alia. (CP) Profes- sional athletes practise in a feu- dal system and are 300 years Ireland. It conceded that armed civilians had been seen on the republican side, but added they crossed into Northern Ireland when challenged by an army patrol. Hooke slams Socreds RED DEER (CP) A. J. Hooke, a former Social Credit cabinet minister, said today there should be a leadership convention in the near future for the Alberta Social Credit Party. In an interview in Red Deer, Mr. Hooke said he can't imagine tliEt Harry Strom, the Social Credit leader, would do anything but resign after the party defeat Monday by the Progressive Conservatives. Mr. Hcoke said that when a person followed the type of ad- ministration that Mr. Strom did, he wasn't an effective premier. He added that now, to believe Mr. Strom can be an effective leader of the opposition, is too much to ask of the people of the Social Credit movement. Mr. Hooke was left out of the cabinet when Mr. Strom took over as premier in 19G8 from E. C. Manning. Mr. Hooke had been a cabinet minister for 26 years prior to that tune. Mr. Strom has said he would have to assess his position. Ing the result of a courl chal- lenge to the new legislation, which has been launched by four tobacco companies, three publishing firms and an adver- tising company. Alan Frome, president ol Picadilly Place Ltd., said his company's news stands wil continue to carry ail magazines for inyihing at this moment everything is up in the he said. Picadilly Place operates CALGARY (CP) Continued hot weather has forced rapid maturing nt crops end many fields are ripening prema- turely, the Alberta Wheat Poll weekly report said today. Swathing of barley and rape- seed is well advanced, the re- port said, with 58 and 51 per cent respectively already cut. Wheat has withstood the ef- fects of heat best and is ma- turing less quickly. Only 42 per cent has been cut. Threshing is news stands in the Hotel Van- couver, the MacMillan Eloedel Building and the Board of Trade building. Harry Smith, manager of Eu- ropean News, said he has re- ceived no instructions from the government and does not plan to remove any magazines from the shelves. "Everything that Vancouver Magazine Service brings into us, we'll he said. Peggy Barkhausen, manager of the Vancouver Internationa Airport news stand, also said she will continue to sell the magazines nnlil she hears from the government. NO DIRECTIVE "I've had no directive from the government whatsoever and as an individual I don't feel I can do this sort of thing (remove the magazines from the shelves) without some sort of she said. Meanwhile, new billboards carrying cigarette brand names but no direct reference to cig- arettes have begun to appear in Vancouver. NoiTis Finlayson, president of Seaboard Advertising Ltd. declined comment Monday and said his company would make a statement on the general ad- vertising situation later tlus week. Seaboard is the major owner of billboards in the Van- couver area. However, spokesmen for two smaller sign companies said they will leave tobacco signs up until they receive instructions from the tobacco companies. Big campaign fails to help SC candidate EDMONTON (CP) It seems the people wanted a change, said Don Hamilton, former aide to Premier Harry Strom following his defeat Mon- day night in Edmonton While- mud in Alberta's provincial election. The Social Credit candidate had: waged what was generally considered one of the most am- bitious campaigns in the prov- ince in an effort to unseat in- cumbent Don Getty, who re- turned to his seat with the vic- torious Progressive Conserva- tivees. 'I don't know how to assess the reasons for it, but in view of the developments in Mani- toba and Saskatchewan, it seems people throughout Can- ada want a Mr. Ham- ilton said. He predicted that a Conser- vative government "will do the same sort of thing we did, but with more glamor." nearing romplelion In the south and seeding of fall crops Is un- der way. The report said combining of. coarse grains has begun in the north, but little or no wheat has yet threshed. In the north Peace River area, some larmers have fin- ished (heir harvest, the Pool re- ported, while in the South Peace areas they are just get- ting started. Progress in the central areas should begin this week. The report said threshing completions across the prov- ince are about equal to progress at this date a year ago, with ]7 per cent of wheat, 26 per cent of barley and 16 per cent of rapesecd already garnered. About l.U-million acres of crop land were llireshcd last week, the report said. Thin lightweight barley is common and immature, discolored rape- seeci samples also are being re- ceived. Much of the rapesecd is small and early indications are ihat most grains will show a wide diversity in grades. The pool said estimated yields are being revised down- ward. Estimates now given arc: wheat 25 bushels an acre, barley 31.1 bushels, flax 13.8 bushels and rapesced 16.3 bu- shels. Insects still are prevalent, but damage is not expected to be high as crops are well ma- tured, the pool said. BLIND READING LONDON (CP) The Medi- cal Research Council is develop- ing a method of implanting elec- trodes in the brain of a blind person, enabling him to read when signals from a modified no idea what's television camera are fed into going to happen because we've received no said Allen Dicks, owner of Allen Signs Ltd. Harvey Ball, owner of Ball Signs in Victoria, said his com- pany complelcd its annual re- painting of Imperial Tobacco billboards a week go. "We've had no instructions ctlier than to do the annual he said. "The order for that was dated May 10, but didn't come through until about a month ago." the seeing areas of t brain. Die saving pet WOLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) An unnecessary attempt to save a family pet led to two drownings Monday. Police said a dog owned by Kenneth Godkm, 25, of Wolcott slipped into a sluice- way leading into Lake Ontario. Godkin leaped into the swift running walers to aid the dog and disappeared. G o d k i n 's father, Robert. 55, dived into (he walcr in a rescue attempt and also disappeared below the surface, safely. The dog Bwam to eallier and rond report Canadians lack Mr. Biissell, who tried three times for the party leadership before he was finally elected this spring, said he has no in- tention of resigning but added his plans will he in a stale of flux until he. meets with mem- bers of Ihe provincial executive "within three weeks." in Pro athletes lag behind 111 IcllJlJl fni o> v HI til Mr. Notley said he "somewhat concerned" he will be the only NDP member the legislature. "It will be a tough job." SOVIET JEWS EMIGRATE PARIS (Renter i About Soviet Jews have arrived in Israel during the last 12 months, a leading French Mid- dle East expert said Tuesday. Journalist Yves Cuau, in the second article of a series on Is- rael published by the newspaper Le wrote that Soviet Jews are arriving in Israel at an average rate of a J269 third Aye. S. I month. behind oilier members of the labor market, philosophy pro- fc.-sor John M c M u r t r y of Guelph. Ont.. told the Canadian Bar Association .Monday. Speaking at a session TO ath- letes and the of 12 si- mull aneons section meetings- he s.rxl athletes in Canada have no freedom of choice in who they play for. ''In professional sport what we have, in effect, is a feudal system whore a is attached CUTTY SARK Is Coming! FOR 1 WEEK ONLY! MONDAY thru SATURDAY 8 TO 12 P.M. Folk Singers nnd Recording ArlMi Al Ihc friendly DALLAS TAVERN "Try our fully li to his by a draft. He's completely under that owner's a serf." Hill Britton, a Calgary lawyer and former football player with British Columhia Lions of the Western Football Conference, said player contracts are "nitii- Ie.s.s, rigid and one-sided." But Clarence Campbell, presi- dent of the National Hockey Loa.in.ie, said freedom for leles and the end of player-op- tion clauses would make players Ihe losers. Teams would find it impossible lo spend money on player training if athletes could jump to r-Lhor teams at will. He was supported in his oppo- sition to player freedom by Herb Capozzi, a former man- ager of B.C. Lions, now finan- cially "umieded Vancouver Canucks of the MIL and Social Credit 11 LA for Vancouver- Centre, and by Nancy Greene Raine of M o n t r e a 1, former world champion skier. Dr. McMurlry said the com- petition act recently introduced by Consumer Affairs Minister Ron Basford would give relief to athletes by giving them freedom to select what club they want to play for. In another session, dealing with appointment of judges, Ed- monton lawyer William 1-Iurl- burt called for creation of pro- vincial selection committees to choose Ihe best candidates for appointment to federal court positions. CALGARY (CP) Cana- dians get together to meet a challenge but usually are "just a hunch of regional John Fisher of Toronto, who 1 iieaded Canada's 1967 centen- nial celebrations, said Monday night lie told the 66th annual con- ference of the Canadian Asso- ciation of Chiefs of Police that Canadians don't have enough pride in their country ex- cept for grey cups, wars and cenlcnnials. Something is needed to get Canadians to pull together, said Mr. Fisher, suggesting a cen- tennial in 1974 to commemorate 100 yciirs of law and order in Ihc west with the arrival of the Northwest Mounted Police at Fort Macleod, Alta. "II it wasn't for the moun- ties, the railroad might not have come and this country saved for he told more than 300 delegates. Police chiefs, with Iteir in- KARREN'S SCHOOL of BATON Insfnidr KARREN RUNQUISf AisManl VICKI ROBINSON Instruction In CONTEST TWIR1ING CORPS WORK SPECIALTY DANCE TWIRL flogitfration Tues., Aug. 31st p.m. Civic Sports Centre Gym No. 2 for morn information and early ronislrnllon Pbnso Phono 327-1897 or 327-7673 discussion urging better co-op- eration betv.een the me- dia and police1. They agreed to form a com- mittee of association members and news media executives to attempt to develop guidelines press and police relations. Bill Kelly of Ottawa, former RCMP deputy commissioner and moderator of the news me- dia-police panel, urged chiefs to set up rmmrl-thc-clock informa- tion centres and emphasized a need for chiefs to become more availahle for comment. School buses blown up POXTIAC, -Mich. (AP) The FBI and police joined in a hunt today for the person or persons who Monday night blew up 10 fluential position and as com- j emply school buses and dam- munity leaders, could also en- aged two otliers a week 'nefoie schools were lo open under a court-ordered integration plan. There were no injuries. The toard of education has been battling the integration plan which would involve busing ABOVE U0 ZERO AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5M SUNSET II Lclhlmdge Waierton Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff........ Calgary Victoria Cranbrook Pcnlk'ton Prince George Vancouver Saskatoon..... Regina....... Winnipeg..... Toronto Ottawa....... Montreal..... St. John's..... Halifax....... Charlollelown Fredericton Chicago New York..... Miami...... Los Angeles L PIT 51 .12 50 .53 Las Vegas.......102 75 Honolulu 83 74 Rome........... 81 Paris........... 68 54 London on 57 Berlin........... 68 52 Amsterdam 67 55 Moscow........ 69 57 l.Olj Stockholm..... 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Earlier, the chiefs adopted a resolution during a closed panel about of Hie city's public school pupils out of their neighborhoods to achieve racial balance. The board has warned of a "foreseeable disaster ofi race relations." NOW at the town chef Our Delightful SMORGASBORD AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY EVENING lo p.m. SATURDAY EVENING to p.m. Aduhi 2.25 Children Under 12 1.50 Town Chof Professional Btcfo. Acron from Paramount Thoalra MR. FARMER GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES mer! Deolcr: fcr Lcthbrid-c end Your fixclusi- Trading Arc odors "'BEST DEAtS "LOWEST DOWN PAYMENTS TERMS "'BEST SERVICE Coutts Highway P.O. Box 1202 Lelhbridge, Alberto. Telephone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COUKTESY OF AMA All highways in the dry and in good driving condl- bridge Di.slricl. mo bare .-iiKl'limi. 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