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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Patterson faces formidable foe in Pollockville rancher By AL SCARTH Herald Staff Writer BROOKS Two radically different campaign styles are being employed to woo the 484 voters in the far-flung rural riding of Crowfoot. and Liberal Ernie is pouring in posters and spreading campaign advertis- ing at a rate which could cost his organization by election Monday. The former Claresholm mayor is mounting his fusillade at a formidable barricade built in 1972 by incumbent Progressive Conservative MP and Pollockville Jack Horner. That margin was out- stripped by only one other candidate in that federal elec- tion Prime Minister Trudeau. Mr. who spent 000 in 1972 when he won his sixth term in expects to spend iess on this election despite the push by Mr. Patterson. Mr. Patterson enthused over his support in an inter- view at his home in Claresholru at the southern tip of the electoral district. It stretches as far north as Red Deer and east to the Saskatchewan border all while managing to avoid inclusion of a single large urban area except a tiny piece of southeast Calgary. gone much better than 1 would have thought it financially and Mr a 37-year-old high school says. budgeting dou- ble the amount we originally hoped for. is a much better feeling for the Liberals than in 1972 I can definitely say But the four-times un- lucky Socred candidate contesting his first election as a Liberal says he has no chance of cracking solid Horner territory beyond the Red Deer River The river virtually bisects the district. is a bit of a bandwagon going but having lost four times I have to be He says he will garner some Socred votes and gain in the south where two-thirds of the con- stituents reside. From his Brooks campaign 60 miles north of has two others in Hanna and Mr. Horner dismisses the idea of a Liberal groundswell. might make some gains right in says Mr Horner of his mam op- he doesn't know anything about agriculture at all. I'm the only rancher in this campaign Nor is the Liberal's cam- paign style to his liking can drive people away forcing politics on In he says the campaigns of all parties in this election are CALL OWEN AGENTS FOR ALLIED VAN LINES geared to the ad would be better if they informed the voters a little better about what's going on. They haven't really told the story. it's been the leaders or the it's been a terrible campaign this it's so Chewing on the remains of a popsicle. the 46-year-old prospering rancher demonstrates his own un- hurried campaigning. His style is a down-on- the ranch mulling of local news with never a sign of im- patience or boredom because a conversation might mean only one vote. He regrets the of the aura assigned himself and his con- stituents by some Eastern Canadian journalists. civilized out here he swinging a foot encased in an English not a cowboy boot. To inform the can- didates have been making what would be considered in some areas a torturous round of public forums. They have been held in Vulcan and Brooks Without New Democratic candidate Muriel and Social Credit candidate Jim would scarcely have cam- paigns at all. Mrs. McCreary plans to spend about and Mr. Green says he will spend about abandonment is the most important local issue in this says Mrs. an Okotoks farm wife since her husband and family decided a few years ago a rural life offered more than an urban one. you go around and see all these towns that are dead. It's just sickening Railways are a necessary ser- vice which must be provided whether they make a profit or she says. She is as outspoken about Tory price controls will move the freeze on to the farmers if the government as she is about big oil companies say phoo on there is no way they will pull out. This is where the oil is and there is no reason we can't give continued incen- tives to small NDP proposals for two- price systems for com- modities produced in Canada are eminently she arguing that they have worked admirably for oil and should do the same for lumber and other products. A Brooks realtor and former Mr. Green says he is battling to improve the lot of the common man by overhauling the country's monetary system. just an average a month he told a recent forum here attended by 125 people. His expenditures for food have doubled over the past 20 but not his he said. slightly lower infla- tion rate than some countries just means we're bleeding to death slower than others but we're still Both the country and in- dividuals were being crushed by interest rates. Those rates would keep taxes he until people were bond servants to a welfare state. Standings in the 1972 elec- tion were Conservatives Liberals Socreds and NDP FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est 1922 PHONE 327-656S E. 8. P. FOX. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIOGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLOO. 12 Pleeee crisp fried chicken 4 Com 4 Dinner French FriM or Potato Salad Sweet and tour Sauce DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR ONLY 5 .75 JUST CALL 327-0240 or 327-2297 LOTUS INN AcroM from tlw CPR Dtoot Waging a unhurried campaign Conservative Horner chats with Tom Thomsen at Brooks Crowfoot report by Al Photos by Rick Ervin Liberal challenger Ernie Patterson at home in Claresholm South's 4-H calf show g Whoop-Up Days prelude Southern Alberta's largest 4-H calf show is set for the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Tuesday and Wednesday as a kick off for the 1974 Lethbridge and district Whoop-Up Days celebrations. Three classes of competition were to be open to 18 clubs from the headed by 381 beef 50 dairy cows and an unknown number of female beef animals. Bernie Powlesland of Del Bomta is showmanship S judge for the beef with Fred Noad of Olds judging animal quality. Clubs participating include Park Milk Card- Si Del Lethbridge Coaldale Lethbridge Northern and McNally. In the dairy clubs from Hillspring and Lethbridge will compete. The action in the Exhibition Pavilion starts at 1 p.m. Monday with the dairy judging. At 7 p.m. club champions and reserve champions will be selected from the Cardston Del Bonita and g Warner clubs. Tuesday at 9 judging will start for the rest of the beef clubs. 8 If the meat packing plant dispute is settled in the annual Lethbridge and District 4-H Sale will start 10 a.m. Wednesday. Campaign traiVs closing miles Muriel McCreary of NDP and daughter Anne Arena date The Raymond and District Agricultural Society will spon- sor the opening of the ice June 29. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for games danc- ing and door prizes. Music will be by the 4K's. Colleges want law to regulate transfer Now is the time to consider AIR CONDITIONING from your 'Air Conditioning Centre of the South' CHARLTON HILL LTD. 1262-2nd Ave. South Phone 328-3388 Just A Shipment of DIET SCALES Weighs ounces and grains made by Hanson's PRICED AT C75 Call Housowares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Alberta's college presidents want the provincial govern- ment to immediately invoke an articulation council to force universities into more acceptable student transfer arrangements with the colleges. The only way college graduates are going to obtain full credit for college programs when they enter an Alberta university is for the government to legislate com- pulsory the chairman of the Alberta college presidents' committee said Friday. C. D. also Lethbridge Community College said Alberta college presidents un- animously agree they haven't been able to work out satisfac- tory transfer arrangements by negotiating directly with the universities. There has been some progress through negotiations with the universities but it has been too little and too he suggested. The college Dr. Stewart are particularly concerned that students from technical institutions and colleges outside the province are able to transfer to Alber- ta's universities and receive almost full credit for their previous while students graduating from Alberta's colleges are given only if credit. Jim Green Socred at forum in Brooks Certified DMIW Beohente CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB NEDrCAl DENTAL KM. Lover PHONE QUARANTKBD SERVICE To and moil other makes of ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 2 to You ANQLO STIRIOAPHOTO SIRVICI DIPT. 419 5th Street South Phone 328-0575 HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. 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