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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID December 1970 Man in news Nononsense premier By ANDKHSON TORONTO CP The heat under the glaring lights was nerves on tempers Voting for the Ontario Progressive Conserv ative party leadership had been close throughout that long day and evening in dingy VarsityArena Jolm Parinenler the seemingly confident man from London had been second on the first He had by increas ing the next His advance was unspectac ular Jolin Robarts led the fifth ballot prccoiivenlion favor AttorneyGeneral Kelso was Robert Macaulay of whom it was said he wanted the leadership so badly he could taste controlled himself with obvious effort but was gracious in After com ing last in the fifth be turned to his strategists be side him and said Go tell our people to vote lor We dont want A political unknown had be come leader of Ontario To Nine years later he still was premier of perpetuat ing Progressive Conservative leadersliip that has been un broken for 27 SEEMED IRREPLACEABLE Leslie who in 12 years of firm control of the party and the government had earned the sobriquet Old Man seemed irreplaceable when he announced his retire John Robarts had repre sented a London riding for 10 He had been on the fringes of the cabinet hier archy as minister without Then as minister of education for three lie did solid but unspectacular But premier He spoke seldom and when he it was unuv lets getitoverwith Leslie the the gladhan der who knew all the politics of local the kindly Old Man This new man Douglas lans to remain in j ranks of NDF CP i national leader of the New Democratic says he will seek reelection as MP for if he is As long as you want me to serve Ill be at your dis Douglas told a crowd It was his first public state ment here on his political fu ture after he retires from the national leadership of the NDP next EVEREADY BATTERY SPECIAL 216 9 VOLT TRANSISTOR BATTERY ONLY LEISTERS MUSIC And The Following Malts Confectionery Thriftway Drugs Value Village Pharmacy Gait Home Appliances Short Stop Service Chimo Union Oddies Central Drugs Taber Muskie favored over Kennedy WASHINGTON Reuter More than half of American vot ers favor Senator Edmund Mu skie of Maine over Senator Ed ward Kennedy of Massachusetts for the Democratic presidential nomination in says a Louis Harris opinion HEART IN WORK EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK AP The Glades Bri more than 100 citizens who volunteered their sweated along a ninemile canal in Everglades National Park to clean up two truckloads of trash left by careless This was the most gratifying experience Ive ever park manager Robert Peterson said Monday after watching the huge piles of paper plastic con beer cans and other junk being carried says himself now that hes a management was As head of the government he has directed the cabinet like a chairman of a board of Ministers were per mitted to run their depart ments on their were dropped quietly when the chairman felt they had In the Premier Robarts would back away from a prickly issue rather than beat clown the opposition with lus topheavy THEY LIKED HIM Premier Robarts produced few headlinetype quotations and at public functions he plodded through his texts without The image was that of a nononsense businesslike Ontarios voters liked In in one of his rare newspaper he said the thing to learn as head of a government is never let it be betrayed that you arent in control of the He went on One tries never to become too aware of how much power one It is easier to say do it to instead of using what I choose to call the ra tion down and discussing But when a decision was it was I accept the responsibility of making up my own and the BORN IN BANFF John Hobarts was born in His father was a bank The family moved first to then to Gait and on to He joined the navy as a rat ing and ended the war as a lieutenant after service in the Mediterranean and He won mentionin dispatches for Mediterranean He obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall in Toronto in His first political off ice was as an in and in the same year he was elected to the legislature as member for London At whats ahead for John Robarts Considered generally a s perhaps the most even most provin cial premier in ob servers feel he could have any post he wishes in the fed eral Progressive Conservative not excluding the lead ership if Robert Stenfield gave it Premier Robarts has indi cated strongly in private talks that he seeks nothing more than a return to private life in JOHN ROBARTS Born In Banff CCA head wants sales tax lifted TORONTO CP Robert president of the Cana dian Construction Association said here the constr u c t i o n industry could offer a much bet ter market to equipment sup pliers if the Canadian govern ment would do something aboul the inequity of applying a 12 percent federal sales tax on the Speaking here after the offi cial opening of the Canadian Construction Show at Exhibition of Vancou said other industries are exempt from sales tax on their production One would think that In the eyes of the federal government our industrys equipment is not It is a difficult decision whether to pay for highlytaxed equipment or repair old junk lying around the which is much less Farmers may lose more money OTTAWA CP Otto minister responsible for the Ca nadian wheat told the Commons Tuesday that western wheat farmers may lose million from the government proposed termination of tht Temporary Wheat Reserves Under the act the governmenl pays wheat storage charges ai western elevators when storage exceeds 70 million in reply to a ques tion by former prime minister John said the esti mated wheat carryover for 197071 will order o 70 million he represents about million in storage charges that will be charged to the farmer instead of the gov On tlie other under tlie government western grain farmers would receive million this year under grain support program that would guarantee the industry as a whole an income equal to the average of its previous five IN LETHBRIDGE 613 4th Telephone 3284214 Canada hopes Japanese will extend holdings TOKYO AP Canadian minister of mines and expressed hope Tuesday that Japan would extend more financial assist ance to help develop Canadas natural Greene told Japanese iron and steel industry leaders that Can ada wants assistance from for eign firms for the development of the but it would not welcome foreign Invest ments aiming at controlling its Yoshihiro president of Nipon Steel told Greene that Japanese iron and steel circles will offer coopera tion along the line of Canadas Ttiayamn lift the Canadian government would im prove port and harbor facilities in Canada because Japan is scheduled to put class vessels in service between the two countries in tho future to transport iron ore and coking coal to Japan from THKND OF TIMES WASHINGTON AP Com tesy of the telephone 10 picliircphones have been installed in tho offices of Presi dent Nixons principal Press secretary Ronald who has one of the gadgets be hind his said none is in stalled in the presidents Drugs are easy to get at Banff BANFF CP Tlic Banff Advisory Council has been lokl llicre is a lack ol qualified so cial workers to handle an in creasing welfare problem in the national parks The Drug Information Centra of in a report to tho emphasized a need for a permanent hostel where youth would have responsibilities for cooking and Transients unable to pay for accommodation could take on extra maintenance chores in The report said there arc no social workers or psychiatrists in and staff at the local drug centre had to handle coun selling problems themselves EASY TO OBTAIN During a threemonth period from June to the Banff centre handled 21 crisis Province finance school drug program EDMONTON CP Alberta deputy minister of said here the province is prepared to finance a pilot drug education program in Ed montons two school He said in a letter to the Ed monton public school board that the government contribu would provide for a program for junior high school calls by telephone and 53 drop i A survey of 100 young persons shows that drugs were fairly easy and very easy to ob tain in Of 82 persons who completed the questionnaires distributed by the drug 71 admitted contact will drugs ranging from marijuana to The report said It is important to note that this contact was made in Banff and several admitted to making their initial contact when they came to TELEVISION WITH THE DIFFCRCNCE CAVENDISH PARKDALE See 1971 ELECTROMOME with Total Touch Tuning No channel knob to push or twist means Unique slide lever CHANNEL SELECTOR Electrohome Automatic Fine Tuning Selects Proper Fine Tuning Control automatically selects correct color balance from scene to scene Let JIM VAN LOO show you Electrohomes extra degree of excellence in color TV SEE THEM NOW AT ACTIVE TV SERVICE Open Thursday and Friday Until 9 Zellers DISCOUNT ON ALL PURCHASES WHEN YOU CASH YOUR FAMILY ALLOWANCE CHEQUE OFFER GOOD UNTIL 6 DEC 1970 fZellers County located In ha South lelhbrldge Shopping Centre en Mayor Magrath Open Dolly 9 til 6 pm nosday III 1 Thursday and Friday til 9 Telephone 3288171 ;