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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Margaret Eugene Whelan emerge as election stars Crowds gobbled up Margaret's love story Whelan swung Ontario farm vote EUGENE WHELAN TORONTO Among the people Prime Minister Trudeau must thank for the Liberal election victory Monday are two who started out as the most unlikely candidates for campaign super-stardom. One is the prime minister's whose lec- ture on love added a new element to the latter half of the campaign. The other is Agriculture Minister Eugene hard- swinging fanner's friend whose greatest enemy is the English language. New Democrats and Conservatives freely admitted that Mr. Whelan was one of the Liberal's greatest assets in On- tario and one NDPer even went so far as to before the that he was the most effective Liberal on the cam- paign. He certainly helped the Liberals to win 19 more On- tario seats. Margaret gave her lecture on love in West Vancouver before about persons about a month before the. end of the campaign. She talked about her love for her 54-year-old husband a beautiful guy and brought the audience to their feet. From then on the Trudeau love affair was one of the greatest acts on the campaign trail. Often the cry of want was louder than the cheers for Trudeau. The woman who had kept out of the 1972 campaign most of the time stepped into this one with a vengeance and the oft-stated Trudeau desire for privacy went out the window. Virtually any Eastern Liberal who had a rural section to his riding wanted Mr. Whelan to speak during the campaign. He also toured the West. Actually the minister had more trouble getting himself elected in his own constituency of where there is considerable urban encroachment on rural than did many of those he supported elsewhere. Mr. Whelan who fought for higher incomes for even if it was at the expense of the is one of the first easterners to hold the traditionally western agriculture portfolio. Splitting infinitives and shattering he went through farm country warning of the Conservative promise of prices and incomes which he said would hurt farmers. MARGARETTRUDEAU PRICES EFFECTIVE TIL SATURDAY CLOSING JULY 13 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES GOV'T INSPECTED CAN. GRADE BEEF FULL CUT BLADE OR ROUND BONE each WE REGRET THAT MEAT SPECIALS SUBJECT TO SUPPLIES BECAUSE OF MEAT PACKERS LABOR CHUCK ST KS CANADA GOVERNMENT INSPECTED BONELESS BARB'Q BEEF Ib. Ib 49 CANADA GOVERNMENT INSPECTED A FRESH GROUNDBEEF r75P CANADA GOVERNMENT INSPECTED PORK LOIN CHOPS S3W3MS 1 15 By The Piece Side Bacon Whole. Half or End Cuts .....Ib. B.C By The Piece Bologna iii. 59 c C ALlFORN1A GROWN CANADA 1 BETTER BUY BEANS with 3 J9 PRIDE OF ARABIA BRAND GROUND 99 o o OUTSTANDING VALUEI KRAFT BRAND PEANUT BUTTER A quality smooth or 48 fl. oz. jar. TOMATOES KRAFT BRAND SINGLES CHEESE SLICES WHITE SWAN BRAND SERVIETTES 09 Mb. net wt. pkg. i 69 c Mazola Brand Welchade Zip Top CORN OIL GRAPE DRINK I49 32 ounce bottle ea. ;