Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
DAVID LEWIS The forget it OTTAWA David Lewis doesn't know exactly what he'll be doing in the next few but one thing is The NDP leader's plans do not include the Senate. The 65-year-old who lost his York South seat in the July 8 told a news conference Wednesday it would be hypocritical of him to accept a Senate seat if one were offered. don't believe the Senate as it is now con- stituted is the proper arm of any democratic The NDP is an outspoken critic of the Senate and none of the members of the 102-seat Upper House represents that party. Mr. Lewis repeated his wish to get a job at a un- iversity where could write and try to elaborate on the theories of the NDP and the impor- tance of our social demo- cratic Earlier in the he told reporters he already has had invitations from some universities. He will remain party leader until the next national probably next when a successor will be chosen. he said he will work on party business with the caucus and Ed new interim parliamentary and will make some official party statements. Broadbent chosen interim NDP leader SNOWMAN KAYOES HERDER KATMANDU A 19-year-old yak herder in the Everest region of Nepal has encountered an abominable it was reported here. A young sherpa woman told officials in the Himalayan district of Kaumbu that she was knocked unconscious by the Yeti while she was grazing her says a report by the Nepalese news agency. The report says the girl claimed that after she regained consciousness that she saw the Yeti kill five of her yaks by grabb- ing them by their horns and twisting. The young woman said the snowman was four to five feet tall and had thick black hair below the waist and brownish hair above. She said it had long finger- nails on thick fingers and sometimes walked on all four limbs and sometimes on its hind feet. KIDNAP WASHINGTON 'he Washington Post says the ecret service considers Vice- Gerald Ford's 16- ear-old daughter Susan a pos- ible kid- ap and has assigned er special protection. The ewspaper says Susan is the nly one of the vice- resident's four children who OTTAWA The New Democratic Party caucus elected 36-year-old Ed Broad- bent as the party's interim parliamentary leader Wednesday. In making the an- NDP Leader David Lewis said the over- riding factor in the selection ot the Oshawa-Whitby MP was that is necessary for a younger person to take Mr. Lewis told a news conference the caucus also nominated former party leader T. C. Douglas and Andrew Brewin for the but the two men declined and the choice was made unanimous. Mr. Lewis's defeat in the July 8 election made it necessary for the party to choose someone to lead its 16 Commons members until a new leader is chosen. Mr. defeated in the Toronto riding of York South by Liberal Ursula was a victim of the tide that knocked his party down from 31 seats in the last House. The next national conven- tion at which a leadership vote can be taken is scheduled for next July and Mr. Broadbent brushed aside most questions on his leadership intentions. not said I'll be run- ning. I've been candid in say- ing I'll give the subject serious Mr. Broadbent was an un- successful candidate for the leadership when Mr. Lewis was chosen party chief In 1971 and he said his previous can- didacy would make it hypocritical of him to deny interest in the job. dealing with Trudeau and his Liberal government is my present crucial Mr. Lewis said he will give Mr. Broadbent whatever help he can and make some party statements before he steps down at the next convention. As for any leadership aspirations the interim parliamentary leader might the party leader said he thinks Mr. Broadbent's new job might be more of a disad- vantage than an advantage. always easier to shoot at the person with respon- Mr. Broadbent said he intends to pursue themes such as the cost of living and hous- ing problems presented by the NDP during the election cam- paign. He said he did not know if the date for the next convention will be moved ahead to speed selection of a new leader. Mr. Lewis earlier that is up to the national council which is to meet Oct. in Halifax. Declining comment in detail about the of leadership Mr. Broadbent said he thinks per- haps three or four of the pre- sent caucus members might be interested in the job. ED BROADBENT Theres more to saving money than just putting it away. And it's called getting the best interest possible. You'll find the best savers put their money where it works hardest. 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