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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 17, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 25 Lougheed says provincial game plan forbids move to national captain Concluded from Page 24 "He has the instinct to move in for the kill and he usually senses skilfully where the vulnerable spot in his opponent's defence is. But when stirred, he has a tendency to indulge in overkill." Five-foot-eight and in good physical condition, the one-time defensive halfback for Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Football Conference still operates at a pace that tires many who try to keep up. He bounces as he walks He told reporters late last year while developing energy policies and work- ing out an oil-price deal with Ottawa that he couldn't "afford the luxury of feeling tired." People who knew him in Calgary before he became premier describe him as stubborn, always willing to commit himself and un- willing to fall short of his goals. As a warm-up for politics, he won the presidency of the students' council at the University of Alberta where he obtained bachelor of arts and bachelor of law degrees. He gained a master's de- 4-H reports Lethbridge district 4-H council met Nov 8 in Lethbridge. The new officers are- president, Mr. Rodgers; vice-president, Mrs Bond, secretary treasurer, Donna Tokanuk, reporter, Carla Reid. Because of the success of previous curling bonspiels, another bonspiel is being planned for sometime in April 1975 Also, a leadership seminar will take place if enough leaders are interested. A Leadership Workshop will be organized, if possible, before Christ- mas In January, a junior leader workshop will take place At the end of February, there will be a public speaking workshop Specific dates and locations of these events will be known later 4-H members and leaders are encouraged to attend these events The council also discuss- ed a 4-H exchange trip to Sturgeon Lake The next meeting will be held Jan at 8 p.m The Jefferson 4-H Beef Club held its reorganiza- tion meeting Nov. 12 The club's new leader is Bill Dawson and the assistant leader is Dean Antal. Volunteer helpers are Mike Gruninger, Gary Salmon, Guy Bowlby, and Albert Carlson. The new executive is: Karen Bowlby, president, Scott Forsyth, vice- president; Terry Sheen, secretary, Tami Nay, treasurer; Rick Gruninger, Club Reporter. It was decided to make halters at the next meeting Future projects will be discussed at that time Merry Christmas to All! SOUTHERN ALBERTA ABERDEEN ANGUS gree in business adminis- tration from Harvard and soon afterwards joined Mannix Co. in Calgary as junior counsel. Four years later, he was vice- president of the giant construction firm. The next year he was direc- 32 a brilliant business success. Moves up He courted Jeanne Estelle Rogers in the same determined manner, getting in bookings for dates with the popular campus beauty long ahead of competitors. They were married in 1952 and have two sons and two daughters. In 1962, with legal and business experience behind him, he left Mannix for private politics. When he won the Con- servative leadership in 1965, the party lacked even a single seat in the legislature It had been without a leader for a year., Mr. Getty says Mr. Loug- heed would often go to four or five meetings a night to speak to groups of three or four, maybe a dozen, to build the party. "He gave himself at all of these rallies. He worked as hard for a group of three or four as he did for larger rallies. That's what I respected most." Politics were nothing new. His grandfather, James A. Lougheed, became a Conservative senator at 35. His grand- mother was the daughter of a senator. But Peter Lougheed was scarcely known in the prov- ince dominated by the strong hand of Social Credit Premier Ernest Manning. When an election was called in 1967, only Mr. Lougheed and five other PCs gained seats. It was small representa- tion but it gave the leader and his party a permanent platform and a certain momentum in the eyes of Albertans. Premier Manning retired and was replaced by the more folksy Harry Strom, a shy farmer from southern Alberta. Gains power The Conservatives won the Manning seat in a 1968 byelection and became electrified. Mr. Lougheed increased his hectic ef- forts. When the 1971 elec- tion was called, the Conservative leader began a campaign blitz never before seen in Alberta. The cry was: "It's time for a change. It worked. Alberta had a Conservative administra- tion for the first time, winning 49 of the 75 legislature seats while Social Credit dropped to 25. The New Democratic Par- ty had one. The Conservatives had a new star. Mr. Lougheed was immediately mention- ed as a likely candidate for the national leadership. But the new premier steered firmly away from any suggestion that he might be a successor to Robert Stanfield as national Conservative leader. Mr. Getty has a hard time seeing Mr. Lougheed working at anything besides politics. "He's a political animal, maybe not in the accepted sense of opportunism, but he sometimes reacts politically where others might react emotionally or intellectually." Jerry Virginillo President Ph. 345-4211 Cdaldale CLUB Mrs, Edith Hochstein Sec Bon 984. Pincher Creek To EVERYONE A Merry Christmas, A Happy New Year and a Jolly Good Time, too... PLAN YOUR IRRIGATION NEEDS FOR NEXT YEARI Buy at the place with the stock and be assured of early delivery! Visit our Salemen: Charlie Loot, Doug Irwin, Arnold Sucher Always a Coffee and Service at: GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Coutts Highway, P.O. Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 ;