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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DID "U" KNOW Tor only enjoy a 2 country mile 30 day tminglc trip. Visit Calgary, Van- couver, San Francisco, tos Angeles, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary. Slop where you long as you want. For further details contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-320) or 32B-8184 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lotlibridgc, Alberta, Tuesday, August 31, 1971 PAGES 9 TO 18 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP 3rd Ave., MM. Dtivo S. Phone 328-8161 "The Pioneer Grid Leading Shop in teJhbricJge" FINEST QUAUTY PASTRY AND BAKERY PRODUCTS South is still 6in the f while most of Alberta bolts Socred ranks By MYRON JOHNSON Slaff Writer The Social Credit govern- ment was thrown out by pro- vincial voters Monday ntier 36 years in power, hut southern Alberta, traditionally a Social Credit stronghold, held firm. The entire south, including the two Lethbridge C'on.slJtucn- cies, returned Social Credit candidates in the provincial election. In Lclhbrklge West, Dick Gruenwald won for Social Credit with 55 per cent of the vole in his first bid for a pro- vincial scat. Progressive Con- servative candidate Dick Gray, another newcomer, took 3C per cent, while New Democrat Klaas Buijcrl trailed with only nine per cent, Socrrd John Anderson k'd the polls in Lethbridgc East in his first provincial election race, garnering 51 per cent ot the vole. His Conservative op- ponent, Richard Barton, won 41 per cent, and Doug Poilc, NDP, only eight per cent. Mr. Gruenwald, M, a mem- ber of UK Lethbridge separate school board, has been active in educaition for many years and is expected to concentrate on education policy for the Op- position Social Credit party in Uie legislature. Mr. 53, is a retired businessman. Social Credit candidates were also returned in Medicine Hat and the rural southern rid- LETHBRIDGE WEST EAST POLLS OUT QF ANDERS, BARTON PDlLi WINNING SOCREDS While Social Credit candidates Dick Gruenwold and Johnny Anderson won the election battle in Lethbridge Monday night, the Social Credit party lost the war provincially. Mr. Gruenwald stands beside the unofficial results of ihe Lethbridge West voting where he received a comfortable margin of ballots over Progressive Conservative Dick Gray. Mr. Anderson polled almost more votes lhan opponent Richard Barton in Lethbridge East. Lelhbridge will now be represented in the Opposition by these two men. Kerber Photo Lethbridge jail guards back on strike Pickets from the Civil Service Association of Alberta were back on the picket line at the Lethbridge Correctional Institu- tion at 6 a.m. today (o back demands for the riei-c to gain bargaining rights with their employer, the Alberta govern- ment. Bill Holowatiuk, employee relations officer for CSAA, said the right to bargain remains the main issue of the slrike to gain equality for the civil servants in Alberta. He said the wages of the civil servants have been bet by gov- ernment up to the present and the guards went on strike lo gain an equal footing wilh all the other laborers in the prov- ince. "We are striking for the good of ourselves and our families CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 first and foremost but we are aJfo striking for the whole oJ Lhc civil servants in the he said. "If we can bargain, they a can bargain." Leslie Fisher, warden of the institution, said everything the jail is going well. He said men have been call- ed in to assist the 24 RCMP officers who work the three sliifls and they are able lo maintain almost, routrne ser- vice. He said the prisoners were co-cperating with (he adminis- tration exceptionally well. "There wore different things involved but we explained the situation to the prisoners and asked for Ihrir co-operation and we surely have received he said. "They src working in Uie kitchen and other areas, keep- ing things goring well." While standing at the pickel lino this morning, an RCMP of- ficer leaving the grounds slopped to tell one of Ihc pick- els "I hope you get your raise. and AIR FORCE VETERANS CLUB LETHBRIDGE UNIT NO. 34 GENERAL MEETING WED., SEPT. 1st IN THE CLUBROOMS 8 p.m. All Members Urged To Attend Anyone who works in there de-1 gative reaction while on the serves one." racket tie said. Mr. Ilolowatiuk. when told of Along with the right to bar- thc comment, said this was in- dicative of Uie favorable com- ments received on Uie strike sit- uation from many sources. "We haven't received any ne- ings of Oardston, Macleod, Ta- ber-ffarner, Litlle Bow, Pinoh- er Crcek-Crowsncst, Bow Val- ley, Highwood and Cypress, Premier Strom's riding. E. W. Hitman, a former pro- vincial cabinet minister, de- feated Conservative candidate Larry Lang in Uie Cardston riding by 441 votes, while in Ta- bcr-Warner, MLA Doug Miller won over Conservative Bob Bogle by votes. Socred MLA Leighton Buck- wcll held Maoleod with although PC Dan LeGrandeur ran a respectable second with votes. New Democrat Dr. Sid Cornish faret1 badly, trai- ning only 480 votes. Health and Social Develop- ment Minister Ray Speaker topped (he palls in Little Bow with voles, followed by John Green, PC, at and Edward Rodney, NDP, at In Pincher Creek-Crowsnest, Charles Drain get well under 50 per cent of the vole, but nonetheless had a majority of nearly 600 votes over Conser- vative Morgan Johnson. Dr. Clarence Smilh, the strongest New Democrat in the south, ran a respectable third. Although the Sncial Credit victories in the two Lethbridge ridings were no great surprise, thr size of their majorities was somewhat unexpected. A public opinion poll con- ducted about 10 days before the election by Tlip Lolli- hriilgc Herald predicted tlic outcome of llic city vote fair- ly accurately, but tlic Social Credit vote Monday was slightly higher (liar. Ihc. poll indicated it would be. Jtcsults of tlic poll in I.elh- bridge West showed Social Credit sujiport at 3d per cent, Conservatives per cent and l.'l per ceul. The poll for Lcthhridge East was only per cent off. indicating a Socred vote or 49 per cent, Conservatives 4.T per cent iiml XDP eight per cent, In the 19G7 provincial elec- tion, when there was only one Lcthbridge riding, Sccial Credit MLA John Landeryou won with roughly 45 par cent I'no The ConsciTiilivcs tool: about ''0 per conl, Liljorals per cent and thn XDI' 111 per vinollli i.wlno MIY'UNTIL YOU TIT SEWING CENTRE Slh South J374877 or M7-UU 1 WEEK ONLY INTERIOR and EXTERIOR ALAMTEX PAINTS ;