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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SKY DIVERS CLAIM WORLD RECORD These 24 sky divers holding hands to form a "star" boiled out of three airplanes at feei last weekend ocer Perns Valley airport near Riverside, Cal., and are claimants to a new world record, exceeding the old mark of 22 men. They had 70 seconds to maneuver themselves into position before open- ing their parachutes. Jumping with them was photographer Carl Boenish of Hawthorne, Cal., who made the picture with a motorized Nikon F camera equipped with 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 Yosemite Na- tional Park, leaving Portland, Oregon, in a private aeroplane; his father believes he may be 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 309 5lh Slreot S. Open Thurs. and Fri. 'til 9 p.m. The Lethkidge Herald 'hi rd Suction Lcthbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, February 2, 1972 Pages 27-38 machines in action By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) Only Prime I i n i s I e r Trudeau knows lie has dealt a cam- aign cabinet with his recent re- huffling of ministers, but the Jberal organization beneath 10 cabinet now is intensely pro- aring for the coming election. Party sources say provincial Liberal campaign machines ow are meshing will] the care- ullv built national headquarters taff. They soon will name the pro incial directors for the '-ain- They say the campaign itself -expected this year, likely in lie be fought with le be.st-prcpared Liberal or- ganization in tlie history of the tarty. While both Liberal and Pro- [ressive Conservative leaders lave suggested that campaign unds have been drifting toward he Conservative war chests, in- ormed observers say the Liber- als have retained their tradi- ional money sources, and still The organizing and broaden- ing of support has hren the job of the party's president, Senator Richard Slanbury, and national director Torrancc Wylie. Their achievement has been inherited by the two chairmen of the campaign itself: Con- sumer Affairs Minister Robert Andras and Regional Expansion Minister Jean Marchand. Liberals are shy about dis- cussing their party's election strategy. But sources say that in Trudeau is lo _ be the key lo their strategy, with heavy media coverage am! jet trips to ridings across I he country- PIN IN ON LEADERS "A modern campaign is a leader's says one organizer, echoing the view of planners in all the parties. The Liberals have used the techniques of a corporation sell- ing its goods: a big investment, platoons of experts, long-range planning, scrupulous market re- search and mass advertising. Despite the defection of some contributors unhappy with gov- ernment policy in several areas. Liberals say they see no prob- lem paying Ihcir way this time. Tiiey (joint to the financial po- tential cf the membership itself, now estimated at about LINE IT EXI'KIJTS The squads of policy-makers, media pro- fessionals and .so are being marshalled by Mr. An- dras and Mr. Marehancl. With long-range planning, the parly has .shaped both structure and policy with a 1972 election the tareri. The problem now is short-: raiige planning. Public opinion polls, both by the Liberals themselves and by professional poll-takers, a r e being used in research the mar- ket, aimed at spotting the gov- ernment's national popularity, regions of strength or weakness, issues concerning the voters and, increasingly, the best tim- ing for the election. the regional question Li among the knottiest problems lacing planners. They must decide whether it is worthwhile plunging time and money into weak areas for the Liberals, the Atlantic and Prai- rie regions, or whether that in- vestment should be used to bol- ster areas now strongly Liberal, such as Quebec and urban On- tario. Liberals spent more than half the S21 million dispensed by all parties in the campaign. -ommand the biggest campaign K. Z. Paltiel, of Ottawa, a raid in the country. j Carleton University professor rllFV'VF T1FFV Til'SV ancl auUlority On P311? say estimated that the heir biggest advantage is the trganizing that has been going jn since Mr. Trudeau assrmed eadership in The party had been building 'ernianent riding and provincial j Hireaucracies since then, trying :o turn election-time Liberals into year-round party sup- porters. And there had been a steady process of policy-making, al- though campaign policies still will be under the thumb of Mr. Trudeau. "the victim of foul play, or he in detention against his will. But the Federal Bureau of I vestigation says that in fact a leads to date have prove alse; (hare is no trace whats ever of Stephen Mitchell Bin lam, the young radical lawyc who disappeared last Augus alter Ihe bloody San Quentin escape bid in which "Soleda Brother" George Jackson wa killed. "It's possible that Mr. Bin; ham is dead." says a Californ district attorney. "There's n evidence. He certainly did a amazingly efficient job of va: sliing." LONG HUNT The FBI has been h u n 11 n Bmgliam almost six montl now. The 29-year-old attornc scion of a wealthy, political influential Connecticut famii is a prize the authorities bad want, for he is a mainstay the often repeated official ar- gument that "outside agitat- ors." in particular radical law- yers, are stirrinf up revolt among the prison population. Mr. Bingham, who had been an active champion of black rights since his undergraduate days at Yale, was the last vis- itor to see George Jackson alive in San Quentin. Moments after Bingham left the prison, Jack- son is said lo have drawn a gun and begun the abortive prison break in which six men died. Bingham was suspected of smuggling the gun in to Jack- son inside a tape-recorder which IIP carried in his briefcase, and has been charged in his absence with, responsibility for (lie murder of three prison fiuards and two white convicts. They arc reported to have died at the hands of black inmates released when Jackson, gun in har.d, forced a wa.ulor to pull a lever that opened the doors lo 30 cells. Prison officials have suggest- ed that radical attorneys were operating a courier service for a black ''ccnvicls' union" which planning simultaneous up- risings in several could Binghani have smuggled the hidden pin a metal detector and the rigor- ous M-.Irelies of San Quentin guards? Officials say that he himself went through the met- al delcctor, hut his briefcase wns not cheeked by I he de- vice. The tape-recorder was opened lo see that it was func- tional, but it is believed that it had hren gulled to make 1 room for (lie 5'i-inch long fmim pistol. Ringhnm's father, who is also a lawyer and a former stale scnalor from Salem, Connecti- cut, says it is pos-1 sihle Sieve could have brought, a pislol lo George Jackson 'wilhonl. knowing it." It could [have Ix-cn socrelcd in the topo recorder and I nkon out ny Jackson when went out of the visiting room for a few minutes. Railway car sales investigated WASHINGTON (AP) The United States treasury depart- ment began an investigation Monday to determine whether railway passenger cars im- ported from Canada are being sold in the United States at less than fair value. The treasury' said the customs bureau is withholding appraise- ment of the cars. Under the law, a foreign coun- try is prohibited from selling merchandise in the United States at prices cheaper than the US., home market. A final treasury decision will be made within three months. A treasury official said rail- j way passenger cars valued at alwul million have been or- dered in Canada for import into the United States. Officials could not provide a figure on the annual volume of Canadian railway car imports. STEREO FAIR See Page 7 OF THE INCLEMENT WEATHER OVER THIS GREAT FUR SALE WITH OUTSTANDING SAVINGS ON ALL FURS OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY CANADIAN FURRIERS PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUILDING 4th AVE. S. 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 built at Hawker's Thunder Bay, Ont., works. Association draws bead on AM A CALGARY (CP1 Commer- cial driving schools in Ihe prov- ince have formed an assucia- f.ion to promote driver educa- tion ;md compete for biiMiiess with the Alberta Motor Associ- ation. The Alberta Professional Dri- ver Educator's Association wns formed here by 10 of the commercial driving schools in the province. Alice Pollock, manager of Ronnie Lassie Driving School Ltd. in Kdmonlon, said in an interview the schools can sell themselves better as an asso- ciation. Business is being directed to- ward the AMA I) e c a u s e the commercial schools do not get. sufficient recognition, she said. The association hopes to, iTse.nt all commen'inl driving schools in Alberta in about six months. Don KrcbrenU of Calgary is president, of the new associa- tion and lleiiu also of Calgary, is vice president. mmrn... taste the value Nabob's flavor message comos on strong, tells you why Nabob, in Western Canada, outsells all other ground coffees combined. Its famous quality blend never varies. And freshness is sealed in by an airtight poly liner. Buy Nabob. ;