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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, June 10, 1974 Liberals emphasized home-owner policies last week By THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Trudeau. spent much of the week out- lining new policieb aimed at making it easier for average Canadians to own homes In Vancouver Wednesday he said the government has asked private lenders to di- rect low-down payment mort- gages to moderately-priced homes He also said the gov- ernment will require down of 25 per cent or more on higher-priced homes The following in Re- gina, he announced an ex- panded home ownership pro- gram designed to reduce mortgage interest rates for middle-and low-income fami- lies On Friday he announced Part 3 of his program in Hamilton by saying that un- der legislation proposed his government a grant would be given to first-time purchasers ot new moder- ately-priced homes Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield. started his campaign week in Montreal Tuesday, saying that only those few Canadians who profit and prosper from inflation agree with the Trudeau government that nothing can be done about it He also said a Conservative government would pay old age pensions to both husband and wife once the breadwinner in the family reached the age of 65 The partner of the person reaching 65 would have to be at least 50 to qualify for the pension In Newfoundland Wednes- day Mr Stanfield promised a fisheries department, sepa- rate from a department of the environment The party's multicultural- ism policy was unveiled offi- cially by Mr Stanfield in To- ronto Thursday He said it is designed to encourage third- language education, establish multi-cultural centres and to encourage the CBC to broad- cast in languages other than French and English On Friday Mr Stanfield criticized Mr Trudeau's three-part housing program announcements by saying in Ottawa that the prime minis- ter "bombed out three times New Democrat Leader Da- Lewis continued the fast pace that marked the start of his campaign In Levis, Que Monday he blasted the Lib- eral government for subsidiz- ing the ship-building com- panies without building a Ca- nadian merchant marine He outlined Wednesday in Toronto a tax-credit program that would be aimed at low- and middle-income earners He said it would cost an esti- Election called 'unnecessary' STE MARIE de BEAUCE, Que (CP) Ask just about any Beauceron for a comment on the federal election cam- paign and the answer almost invariably is 'On aurait pu s en passer de cette maudite election could have done without this damn election The opinion of the residents of Beauce in the early June days of the campaign has been much the same as that in the neighboring constituencies of Lotbimere Frontenac and Bellechasse The picturesque mainly-rural, partly-urban area southeast of Quebec City- is regarded by some as a microcism of the province In the rural areas, possibly the one common complaint has oeen about the federal government s agricultural policies In urban areas the problems vary and several citizens said their complaints mostly are about matters under provincial jurisdiction The Liberals are striving to retain Beauce and Frontenac, the Social Credit Lotbimere and Bellechasse BEAUCE Campaigning for re-election in Beauce is Liberal Yves Ca- ron who took the seat from So- cial Credit in 1972 by 484 votes The campaign trail stretches from this city 30 miles east of Quebec to the Maine border 50 miles away Snaking through the area is the Chaudiere River which goes on a rampage almost every spring and causes thousands of dollars damage along its banks Among those familiar with the river's vagaries is Paul- Andre Busque. the Progressive Conservative candidate, who ran third in 1972 There is little unemployment in the constituency which has small industries in Beauceville St Georges, St Joseph and Ste Mane Some voters view the mam election issues as the govern- ment's agricultural policies and inflation But they also want the parties to take a stand on rumored action by the United States government to prohibit Quebecers from working in New England The ban would be aimed at reducing unemployment among forestry and con- struction workers, particularly in Maine Many from Beauce cross the border to work, attracted by higher salaries, and they fear what the ban would do to their livelihood FRONTINAC In Frontenac constituency, criss-crossed by the Appala- chian Mountains, the problems are different Its population of is almost evenly divided between urban and rural areas The main city of Thetford Mines, with a population of is in a rich asbestos belt where salaries are good and employment high Leopold Cornveau, 48, a Thetford Mines electrician and father of two children, is hoping to retain the seat for the Liberals He was re- elected in 1972 with a majority of 64 votes The people here want the Quebec government to force the companies to do processing and manufacturing in the area LOTBINIERE The 70.000 people in Lotbi- mere constituency depend on farming, furniture manufac- turing and two clothing facto- ries for their livelihood Three internationally-recog- nized furniture factories are located in Victonaville, a city of in what the Quebecois refer to as the Bois hardwood region of the province entre Villag GRADUATIONS VACATIONS WEDDINGS GIGANTIC CARNIVAL DAYS June is the month for it all! A GIFT FOR EVERY OCCASION from the Mall that has it all Hey Kids! Look what we have got! Draw a picture of your Dad 2R 1st PRIZE W Gift Certificate or IU RUIinerUpS 0 Gift Certificates Pick up your entry blanks when you shop Deadline for entries Friday, June 14th Centre Village Your Fathers Day Gift Centre THE MALL THAT HAS IT Slick campaigns take the fun out of elections OTTAWA (CP) These slick, computer-card election campaigns might be more efficient than the old-fashioned variety, but they don't produce as many laughs Party leaders nowadays don't even forget the names of local candidates The names are right there on the little cards, pumped out by research personnel, plus every bit of local information to prove the leader really cares This technique might help win votes, but there are few laughs It was different a few years ago, when party leaders could be counted on to blow a few lines in every campaign Like John Diefenbaker speaking in support of York-Sudbury candidate Chester MacRae "I want you to elect my good friend, Chester urged Mr Diefenbaker Despite this, Mr MacRae won the riding Mr Diefenbaker at least came up with a name, even if it was wrong Couldn't recall Jast a few days later, Lester Pearson was in Burnaby B C supporting a Liberal candidate "Here, he said, "is my good friend And if his life depended on it, he couldn't go any further Some Liberal campaign staff members used to sing a little song for Mr Pearson It went like this "Try to remember the name of your member He could laugh about it later He also laughed in 1963 when campaigning with Lib- eral candidate Red Kelly, the hockey player, m the Toronto riding of York West A youngster ran up to Mr Kelly and asked for his autograph The candidate, a bit embarrassed, asked whether he would like Mr Pearson's autograph Who does he play for' asked the youngster One of the most famous causes of name mixups oc- curred in the Ontario riding of Bruce in 1957 Prime Minister Louis St Laurent stood before a packed auditorium and introduced "My dear friend, Mr Brown The candidate's name was Mr Blue Ceiling fell in Quite apart from solving the problems of wrong names, the leaders now don't have to contend with primitive electronics and badly-organized meeting halls There do not seem to be any of those incidents, such as occurred in North Battleford, Sask when a huge piece of ceiling plaster fell on Mr. Diefenbaker "Though heaven he said without blinking, "let justice be done Then there was the time, at Mr Diefenbaker's nominating convention in Prince Albert in 1963, when he was speaking before a forest of microphones, to which was attached the sign "Carry on John A reporter tripped over a wire, and down came the whole electronic mess, sign and all Mr. Diefenbaker stared at the reporters, pointed a wagging finger, and said only "There they sit He brought the house down. Tour rained out Even the tours are better organized now There are no situations such as occurred in 1958 when Mr Pearson toured St John's, Nfld in an open convertible while being drenched with rain Soon there was no one on the streets, and Mr Pearson turned to Joseph Smallwood. then Newfoundland's premier, and suggested the cavalcade be cancelled "Keep waving, Mike." replied the peppery premier "They'll be watching from behind the curtain." Even the heckling doesn't seem as good as it used to placards have replaced the sharp give-and- take of the old days Former New Democratic Party leader T C Douglas was one of the masters of handling hecklers Once in Crystal Lake, Sask., a rather large listener sized up the pint-sized leader and announced to the audience that "I could swallow him." "If he did." shot back Mr Douglas, "he'd have more brains in his stomach than he has in his head mated 5 billion a year Mr Lewis started another western swing Thursday and in Winnipeg criticized the Lib- eral government's defence ohcy On Friday he visited North Battleford, Sask and other points, strongly criticizing the Trudeau government's agri- cultural policies Social Credit Leader Real Caouette started a western swing in Vancouver Monday by predicting that his party will have the effective bal- ance of power in the next Commons, rather than the New Democrats During the week he made one stop in each province, saying Social Credit will have a full slate of candidates in the West and Social Creditors should not vote Conservative just to defeat the Liberals Moderate elected WATERLOO, Ont (CP) Rev Albm Stanfel, 45, of Kitchener, today was re- elected to a second four-year term as Ontario district president of the Lutheran Church, Missouri synod He defeated Rev Thomas Ristine, 46, of London, Ont Rev Lester G Prusha, 36, of Simcoe, Rev Mervm Huras, 39. of West Lome and Rev Howard Kuhl, 44, of Ottawa on the first ballot Vote tabulations were not revealed Mr Stanfel promised those who didn't vote for him to make "every effort to serve you in keeping with the stand of the church and my own integrity "The task is becoming more difficult, given the turmoil our church is going through His re-election was regarded by many of the 126 delegates as a test of the synod's moderate element The moderates were consid- ered to have scored a victory Friday when it was announced motions requiring candidates for district president to state their positions on the synod's theology and constitution were defeated Later, convention officials announced one of the motions had passed by a two-vote margin The motion asked candidates to express their views on outstanding issues of district and synod The motion that was defeated asked candidates to state if they could support a controversial statement of scriptural and confessional principles Dr Jacob Preus of St Louis Mo synod president, drew up the statement which was passed at the 1973 synod m New Orleans It resulted in a number of faculty and students leaving the church's Concordia Seminary in St Louis and establishing a breakaway seminary at St Louis University NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Pubic Boon) THE PUBLIC UTILITIES BOARD FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA IN THE MATTER OF "The Public Utilities Board Act" being Chapter 301 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 1970 AND IN THE MATTER OF "The Gas Utilities Act" being Chapter 158 of the Revised Statutes of Alberta, 1970 AND IN THE MATTER OF rates for gas supplied and service rendered to be charged by CANADIAN PROPANE GAS AND OIL LTD. NOTICE OF PUBLIC RATE HEARING WHEREAS the Public Utilities Board, pur- suant to Section 27 of The Gas Utilities Act, upon its own initiative, after giving notice to and hearing the parties interested, intends in accordance with the provisions of The Gas Utilities Act to fix just and reason- able rates, proper and adequate rates and methods of depreciation, and just and reason- able standards of service which shall be imposed, observed and followed thereafter by CANADIAN PROPANE GAS AND OIL LTD NOW THEREFORE the Board hereby gives notice to all parties who may be interested that the Board will hold a preliminary hear- ing at the Court House in the City of Calgary, m the Province of Alberta, on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of June, A D 1974 at 9 30 o'clock in the forenoon in order that dates for filing of material and hearing of the interested parties and the procedures to be followed with respect to the conduct of the hearing may be reviewed and determined DATED AT the City of Calgary m the Prov- ince of Aiberta, this 28th day of May. 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