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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbrldge Herald VOL. LXVII-69 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1974 10 Cents 32 Pages Victor Nick Taylor enthusiastic hug from supporter Taylor chosen to lead Liberals out of wilderness EDMONTON 'CP) Alberta Liberals turned to an outspoken Calgary oilman during the weekend to what they hope will be their comeback in provincial politics. Nick Taylor, 46, president of Lochiel Exploration Ltd., told the party's leadership con- vention he will be a vocal critic of Premier Peter Lougheed's Progressive Conservative administration. Mr. Taylor defeated Dr John Borger 366 to 293 Saturday to become the sixth provincial Liberal leader since the mid-1960s. The party has no representation in the legislature and has slowly dwindled in popularity since it was the main opposition to the of i Russell stepped down as Deader after4 three attempts to win a real Mr. Taylor said a strong reorganization drive could re- Bakers cut proposed price rise OTTAWA The Bakery Council of Canada has agreed to hold back one cent a loaf on bread price increases during March but consumers can expect to pay two or three more cents ailoaf during the month. The commitment to partially hold back on bread price increases was announced in the Commons today by Consumer Affairs Minister Herb Gray, but it drew criticism from opposi- tion spokesmen. About town Unifarm official Dobson Lea putting ice in his soup because he has been "burned by so many other things in life" Bow Island fanner Adrien Steasrad attempting to harvest his new shag rug. suit in the Liberals winning six seats in the next provincial election and replacing Social Credit as the official Opposition Social Credit, troubled by intra-party squabbles, has 24 seats in the legislature, while the Conservatives have 49. The New Democrats hold one seat and there is one independent The new Liberal leader promised to hold regional policy conferences in at least a dozen areas and to attempt to attract members of other parties "We must have the dis- satisfied and disappointed Conservative, the reform- minded Social and the man ,w8b has -faund socialism a hollow philosphy." Mr. Taylor, who predicted it would take two elections for Liberals to form a government, indicated he may contest one of two" Calgary seats when an election is called. They now are held by Attorney-General Merv Leitch and Industry Minister Fred Peacock. The new Liberal leader said the government has become "so arrogant" that it could "renege or fail to keep faith on a royalty contract with a major industry in the province." The Calgary oil executive, whose Canadian-controlled oil and gas exploration company operates in 10 countries, was referring to the provincial r government's renegotiation of 'royalty contracts with petroleum companies. Mr. Taylor said "the arro- gance and ignorance of the provincial government at the energy conference speaks of a crisis in Alberta, not an energy crisis." "Albertans do not want to be led by a shrill group of parochial-thinking men. Surely, we have nothing to be afraid of, we don't have to refuse to meet anyone. "Our present premier does us a disservice when he pulls (he sulky child act in refusing to negotiate on the energy question, and carries on like a Prairie Godfather when he in- sists 'make me an offer I can't refuse'." Mr. Taylor, a native of Bow Island in southern Alberta, has been involved in the party since the 1950s. He has held a number of executive positions and was a two-time loser in the Calgary Centre federal constituency. Explosion suspected in Svorst' air crash From AP-REUTER PARIS (AP) Police, firemen and official investigators combed through a wide forest area today seeking bits of wreckage from a Turkish Airlines DC-10 jetliner that crashed with a loss of 346 lives, the biggest toll in civil aviation history. Experts estimated that a careful search of the area covering several square miles might take a week. Only part of the black box with vital recordings of the plane's functioning has been found and top priority is being given to finding other pieces. A French official speculated that an explosion just after takeoff may have caused the crash The newspaper France-Soir said it received two anonymous telephone calls saying of the crash that "this was done voluntarily; it was definitely an attack." The two calls seemed to come from the same man who claimed he is a member of the "Liberal which he said is a political movement started outside France. There was no way of confirming his state- ments. The American-built airliner crashed in the Ermenonville forest, 23 miles north of Paris, five minutes after it took from from Orly Airport Sunday on a flight from Istanbul to London. Turkish Airlines said the plane was loaded to capacity with 334 passengers and 12 crew members. There is no indication when the casualty list will be made public. But the airline's Eu- ropean