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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridcje Herald TJiird Section Lcthbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, February 2, 1972 Pages 27-38 Campaign machines in action rals preparing for election By JOHN HAY SKY DIVERS CLAIM WORLD RECORD These 24 sky divers holding hands to form a "star" bailed out of three airplanes at feel last weekend ocer Ferris Valley airport near Riverside, and are claimants to a new world record, exceeding Ihe old mark of 22 men. They had 70 seconds 1o maneuver Ihemselvos inlo position before open- ing 'heir parachutes. Jumping with them was photographer Carl Boenish of Haw'horne, Cal., who made the picture with a motorized Nikon F camera equipped wilh 35 mm lens. Father suspects foul play No trace of lawyer found By CHARLES FOLEY London Observer Service SAN FRANCISCO He has been "seen" working in Spain, driving through YosemHe Na- tional Park, leaving PortJand, Oregon, in a private aeroplane; his father believes he may he OUR COMPLETE STOCK OF SUITS SPORTCOATS CO-ORDINATES COATS RAIN COATS SLACKS SWEATERS SHIRTS WINTER JACKETS UNDERWEAR LINED GLOVES DRESSING GOWNS and other misc, items 20% to 50% OFF REGULAR PRICES GELFOND'S MEN'S WEAR 309 Slli Slreol S. Open Thurs. and Fri. 'Ml 9 p.m. "the of foul play, or held in detention against his wi" But Ihc Federal Bureau of In- vestigation says that in fact all leads lo dale have proved false; there is no trace whatso- ever of Stephen Mitchell Eing- ham, the young radical lawyer who disappeared last August, after Ilie bloody San Quentin escape bid in which "Soledad Brother" George Jackson was killed. "It's possible that Mr. Ding- ham is dead." says a California district attorney. "There's no 1 evidence. Ho certainly did an amazingly efficient job of van- ishing." LONG HUNT The. FBI has been hunting Bingham almost six months lion-. The 29-year-old altorncy, scion of a wcnllhy, politically influential Connecticut family, is a prize Ihe authorities badly wanl. for he is a mainstay of the often repeated official ar- gument that "outside agitat- ors." in particular radical law- yers, are slirrinp up revolt among (he prison papulatioij. Mr. Diiigham, who had been an active- champion of black riglils since liis undergraduate days at Yale, was the last vis- itor to see George Jackson alive in San Qnenlin. Moments after Birgliam left the prison, Jack- son is said lo have drawn a gun and begun the almrtivc prison break in which six men died. Bingham was suspected of smuggling Ihe gun in lo Jack- sou inside a tape, recorder which lie carried in his briefcase, nii'l has brcn charged in his absence wilh. responsibility for Ihe murder of three piison rruards and (wn white convicts. They arc reported to have died ;il Die hands of black inmales released when .lackson. gun in hand, forced a wauler to jmll a lever lhal opened the doors lo 30 cells. Prison officials have suggest- ed lhal radical attorneys were ing a courier for a Mark ''cr-ivicls' union" which OTTAWA (Cl'i Only Primp Minister Trudcau knows whether be has dealt ;i paign cabinet with his recent re- shuffling of niinislcrs, but Ihe Liberal organization beneath the cabinet now is intensely pre- paring for the coming election. Parly sources say provincial Liberal campaign machines new are meshing will) Ihe care- fullv built national hcadtjuarlers staff. They soon will name Ihe pro- vincial directors tor the cam- paign. They say the campaign itself this year, likely in ('he will be fough! wilh the best-prepared Liberal or- ganization in the history of the party. While both Liberal and Pro- gressive Conservalive leaders have suggested that campaign funds have been drifting toward the Conservative wa1" chests, in- formed observers say tlic Liber- als have retained iheir Iradi- tional money sources, and still command the biggest campaign fund in the country. niEY'VE HUSY The organising and broaden- ing of support has hcen the job of the party's president, Senator Richard Slanbury. and nali'jiul direclor Torrancc Wylie. Their achicvcmenl has been inherited by the two chairmen of the campaign itself: Con- sumer Minister Holier! Andras and Regional Expansion Minister Jean Marcband. Liberals are shy about dis- cussing their party's election strategy. But sources siiv lhal in Trudcau is lo lie the key lo their strategy, with heavy media coverage ami jet trips to ridings across Ihc country. PIN IN ON LEADEIIS "A modem campaign is a leader's says one organizer, echoing Ihe view ol planners in all the parties. The Liberals have used Ihc techniques of a corporation sell- ing ils goods: a big investment, platoons of experfs, long-range planning, scrupulous market re search and mass advertising. K Z. Pallid, of Ottawa, a Carlcton University professor and an authorily on parly fi- Despiie Ihc defection of some contributors unhappy wilh gov- ernment policy in several arc.'ls, prob- timu. I po- Libci'ai.s say they see n 1cm payinn Ihcir way (hi They point lo Ihe linan lenlial cf the mombershi now estimated at about LI.VK n> EXI'KKTX The sqn.-ids of ixcrs. policy-makers, media pro- fessionals and so arc being marsb.'iUcd by Mr. An- dras and Mr Marchan'l. Wilh long-range planning, the parly has strndurc and policy nilh a election Ibe lEi-cci The problem now is short-: laci I and, increasingly, the best lim- ing for UK- election. e regional question u; I In- knottiest problems raT-.gc planning. Public opinion polls, both by the Liberals themselves and by professional poll-fakers, a r e being used 10 research the ma kel. aimed at spc-tlitig (he go ernmem's national regions of strength or weaknes issues concerning Ihe vole Tl c'.v must decide whether it is worthwhile plunging time and money intu areas for the Libert, the Atlantic and Pr.ii- ric regions, or whether lhal in- vf'SlmcnL should be used to bol- ster areas now strongly Liberal, such as Quebec and urban On- tario. But party spokesmen say j .heir biggest advantage is Ibc organizing lhat has been going on since Mr Tnidcau assi-med leadership in I8K1. The parly had been building permanent riding and provincial Bureaucracies since then, Irving .0 turn election-lime Liberals into year-round parly sup- porters. And there had been a steady process of policy-making, al- though campaign policies slill "1 IK under the thumb of Mr Trudeau. naming, has estimated thai (he Liberals spent more than half the S21 million dispensed by all parties in (he JSOfl campaign. Railway car sales investigated WASHINGTON (AP) The United States treasury depart- ment began an investigation Monday lo determine whether railway passenger cars im- from Canada are being sold in the United States at less ,han fair value. The treasury said the customs Tiireau is withholding appraise- ment of the cars. Under the law, a foreign coun- try is prohibited from selling merchandise in the United llates at prices cheaper than the US., home market. A final treasury decision will be made within three months. A treasury official said rail- way passenger cars valued at alwul S8.4 million have been or- dered in Canada for import into the United States. Officials could not provide a figure on the annual volume cf Canadian railway imports. The units involved in the in- vestigation are commuter train cars ordered from Hawker Sid- deley Canada Ltd. by Port Au- thority Trans-Hudson of the New York area. The authority ordered 46 cars in May 1970, and they are being binll at Hawker's Thunder Bay. Onl., works. STEREO FAIR See Page 7 BECAUSE OF THE INCLEMENT WEATHER ARE HOLDING OVER THIS GREAT FUR SALE WITH OUTSTANDING SAVINGS ON ALL FURS OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY CANADIAN FURRIERS PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING 4th AVE. S. [ilrnniiiip simulljinroiis up- sines llrnv v r ihe hidden pin a iv.ctnl delec-lor nnd the rigor- ous MO relies of San Quonlin rds? say dial lie himself went Ihronph the niel- delcolor, hut his briefcase nnl cheeked hy (lie do vice. The lapo-reeorder pened lo see Jl time- ional, but it is be'ieved that I had boon pilled to mnkc for the long Dislol. inflhiim's fal.hcr, is also and n former stale sennlor from Cornier I i- cul. says it is "perfeelly po.s-1 ]c Sieve could h.'ivo lirnuph! pistol lo (iportfo .Jneksnn wilhoul knowing il." H could liavo seereled in the, lope rer order nnd Inken onl ny Jiit.-k.'-on when weni ml of Hie visiting room for a 'cw minutes. issociation draws bead on AM A CALGARY (CP) Commer- cial driving schools in Ihc prov- ince have formed .in associa- tion to promote dri1. cr cdnca- n-ilh the Alberta Mnlor Associ- ation. The Alberta Professional Dri- ver Educator's Association w.-is formed here bj in of Ihe ifl commercial driving schools in (he province. Alice Pollock, manager of floraiie Lassie Driving Srlirml Ltd. in Kdmonlon, said in an interview Dip schools ran sell themselves heller as an asso- ciation. Business is being direcled to- ward Ihe AMA bee a us e the column-rial schools do mil gel sufficient rcrogniliim. she said. The nssoci.ilion hopes In ivp- iTsent nil romiuen'i.-il driving schools in Albcrla in abnnl six monl.li-s. Don Krobrcn'i; ol Calgary is piTSidenl of the new associa- tion and Keiw, also of Calgary, is vice president. mmm... taste the value Nabob's flavor message comos on strong, 1ells you why Nabob, in Western Canada, oufsclls all other ground coffees combined. Its famous quality blend never varies. And Freshness is sealed in by an airtight poly liner. Buy Nabob. ;