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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 17, 1974 Football player now calls action x for Albertans PREMIER PETER LOUGHEED EDMONTON (CP) He has been called the king, the blue-eyed sheik, the programmed man, the toothpaste smile, the nice little rich kid. He is the boy who an- nounced in Grade 4 that he would be prime minister. He is the man who now dis- claims desire to sit supreme on Parliament Hill. This is Peter Lougheed. who sometimes refers to himself as who works an average of 12 hours a day, six days a week as premier of Al- berta. He is the man described widely in his province after three years in office as the pivot and dynamo of his I From Our Entire Staff! RON WOLFE Manager BOBJACKLIN Service Manager Office DARLENE TERRY THELMA TALBOT Service HARVEY STEFFENSON BOB FLEXHAUG JOHN HENDERSON BOB SANSOME REG BROWN Warehouse JAN VAN DYK Driver Representatives SAM SCHMIDT, Lethbndge JIMTILLACK, Pmcher Creek MAX COURT, Raymond-Warner LEEJESSEN, Foremost GOLDEN CAHOON, Cardston Thanking our many friends and customers for their patronage over the past year. We look forward with anticipation to serving you in the future. party, so totally in control that a successor is not even being thought about. Many observers believe that if he were to call an immediate election his Progressive Conservatives would all but eliminate the Social Credit opposition. He is described as totally organized and calculating, his time carefully rationed. When he played football for Edmonton Eskimos for a year while attending the University of Alberta, he spent a lot of time on the bench. But he is described fondly by such former associates as Normie Kwong, one of the greatest fullbacks ever to play for the team. "He was a trier, maybe a little small, but he took his punishment and never said Mr. Kwong. Don Getty, who played quarterback for the Eskimos after Mr. Lougheed left and now is the government's minister of federal and inter- governmental affairs, says the premier believes in the team approach, "perhaps linked to experience in sport." not enough to say that a man believes in that type of approach but Peter Lougheed lives it." On the floor of the legislature he often looks like a quarterback calling the plays. Sometimes when his ministers rise to reply to the opposition in question period, Mr. Lougheed scribble notes and then jumps up and passes then down the row of seats himself, bypassing the house pages. The oil revenues roll in, international consortiums line up for chances to spend billions on the Athabasca oil sands and petrochemical plants. A pipeline from the Arctic is planned across the province, agricultural returns soar and secondary industry becomes stronger. The opposition in the legislature is reported to be in disarray. ft orks fast The 45-year-old premier doesn't take credit for all of that, especially for the soaring oil revenues based on international moves. But the Alberta boom and what many regard as Alberta-first policies are said to have caused Mr. Lougheed's popularity to soar in his province. But he still comes on like a football player, scrambl- ing for yardage or to knock down a pass. Commentator Harry Midgley described him thus in Edmonton Journal: Continued Page 25 GIVEA CAR! You'll find a nice selection of new and used cars and trucks now at Henson's Buy now to take advantage of our year-end savings! I I I I i 1971 Meteor Rideau 500 1971 Marquis Rebuilt motor 1969FordLTD 1968 Chev Bel Air 402 1971 Datsun Station Wagon 1970 4 dr., new block ass'y M550 M425 M950 1970 VW Westphalia Camper complete 1971 Ford F250 1971 ChevVan newmotor 1968 Mercury M100 vs auto radiais 1970 Ford F100 I I I I I It is our warmest wish that your holiday be filled with peace of mind, good health, and much joy. jjflLjJji Superior Propane Ltd. I MOTORS LTD. W 3307 5th Ave. N.....Phone 328-3336 Lethbridge Box 608 Ciaresholm, Alberta ;