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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1074 THE LETHBftlDOB HERALD-3 Ted wrong man for wrong By GODFREY SPERLING JR. Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON A new survey of Democratic leadership across the United States shows that Senator Edward M. Kennedy has suffered a dramatic dip in support for the 1976 presidential nomination. As of now only 38 percent of the 103 state chairmen and national committeemen who responded to a questionnaire see Senator Kennedy as the man out front for 1976. Last November a similar with 98 leaders showed 77 percent viewing Senator Kennedy as the front runner. Watergate clearly was the factor shaping this of Senator Kennedy. These Democratic leaders who have changed their minds now are convinced that they need a as a candidate and that because of his car accident at in which a secretary Senator Kennedy no longer should be given consideration. There is also the often unspoken fear for safety that a Kennedy candidacy would produce. Said one state committeewoman from the must be a new face. The problem is for one to emerge in the face of the Kennedy holding tactic. I believe Kennedy is Said a Midwest national blemishes now stand out because of Watergate. I was for him before. But if he is he will be haunted by Chappaquiddick. He's the wrong man for the In previous surveys since including last Senator Kennedy has monopolized almost all of the votes. Support for like Senators Henry M. Jackson of Washington and Walter F. Mondale of was small and inconsequential. But in the new survey Senator Jackson emerges as a strong runnerup for the picking up among 25 percent of these leaders. Following Senator Jackson is Senator Mondale with 17 percent. Others receiving four percent or less and in this order are Senator Birch Bayh of Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Arkansas Governor Dale and Senator Frank Church of Idaho. Those with one vote each are Georgia Governor Jimmy Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Senator George McGovern of South Illinois Governor Daniel and Alabama Governor George C Wallace. Other significant elements in the of the leaders said they thought a darkhorse candidate would emerge in 1976. Forty-three said to this question. The remainder did not answer. Wallace's low standing in this survey is to be contrasted with polls of the Democratic rank-and-file which show him a strong second to Senator Kennedy as its choice for the 1976 presidential nomination. GENERAL FARM Presents The Weather SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET H L Pre Lethbridge...... 59 38 Pmcher Creek 54 35 Medicine Hat 62 43 .09 Edmonton 52 35 .37 Grande Prairie 53 34 .04 Banff 46 33 09 Calgary........47 34 .05 Victoria 53 43 .03 Penticton 58 43 .03 Prince George 56 36 Kamloops....... 52 45 .07 Vancouver.....54 41 Saskatoon 53 40 .04 Regina 55 38 Winnipeg......53 30 Toronto.....57 43 .48 Ottawa......59 45 1.33 Montreal 48 .56 St. John's....... 40 28 Halifax........ 46 34 .03 Charlottetown 57 38 Fredericton 55 47 .32 Chicago .......55 39 New York.....72 51 .53 Miami 87 74 Los Angeles 67 60 Las Vegas...... 96 66 Phoenix.....101 65 Athens 70 57 Rome ......72 54 Paris........... 70 55 London......... 64 50 Berlin .......68 46 Amsterdam 73 63 Moscow 54 34 Stockholm 57 39 Medicine Hat Regions Periods Of rain. Highs near 50. Sunny intervals. Lows near 40. Highs near 60 Calgary Region Intermittent rain and wet snow changing to scattered rainshowers by afternoon. Highs 45 to 50. Sunny intervals and a few afternoon showers. Lows near 35. Highs near 55. Kootenay cloudy with sunny periods. Chance of a few showers this morning. Becoming windy in some valleys. sunny with cloudy periods. Highs today near 60. Lows tonight 35 to 40. Highs Tuesday 60 to 65. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Rain locally heavy eastern half today and tonight with snow locally heavy above four thousand feet. Gusty northwesterly winds 40 to 50 mph. Occasional rain or snow showers extreme west today diminishing tonight. Rain and snow ending east portion Tuesday. A few showers mostly mountains elsewhere. Colder east today. Warmer most sections Tuesday. Highs today 40s 45. HARROWS Midwest Lift-Up Lever controlled Flex and 5 ft. or ft. Coil Spring Harrows. Folding Harrow Draw Bars FENCE POSTS Pressure Treated Posts in various for fences and corrals. AVAILABLE NOW AT... General Farm Supplies Coutts Hlghway.Box 1202 Phone 328-1141 Ports of Times in Mountain Daylight Time opening and closing Carway 7 a.m. to 10 Chief Mountain Coutts open 24 Del Bonita 8 a.m. to 5 Kingsgate open 24 Porthill-Rykerts 7 a.m. until 11 Wild Horse 7 a.m. to 4 Rooseville 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pass. Democratic reforms coming slowly but surely Thailand out of step with rest of Asia By DANIEL SOUTHERLAND Chrlitlan Science Monitor BANGKOK Thailand seems to be out of step with the rest of Southeast Asia. The Thais are trying to implement democratic reforms at a time when authoritarian rulers elsewhere in the region are tightening their controls. Once considered one of the most traditional-bound nations in Thailand suddenly has in many one of the most open. Some Western experts concluded years ago that what the Thais really wanted was authoritarian government. But demonstrators swarming through the streets of Bangkok and the overthrow of the country's military rulers last October proved them wrong. UNEASY Many Thais are uneasy with the new situation. They contend that changes are coming too quickly and that the country's current caretaker government is weak and unable to maintain law and order. Other particularly the country's impatient complain on the not enough has changed and that the same old corrupt and conservative elite is running the country. But the central fact remains that things are changing. Perhaps more slowly than many of the students would but more rapidly than they had in several previous decades. And some of the changes are likely to be irreversible. Things are happening here now which would have been unthinkable just a year ago under military has become fashionable in Thai political for to say that Thailand needs little more socialism.'' What people usually mean by this is paying more attention to the needs of the or instituting a social security legalizing labor and increasing the number of industries offering a minimum wage. But regardless of what the word socialism may mean to the all the talk about it does seem to indicate a greater awareness of the gap between the rich and the poor and the need to do something about it. LECTURE a very respectable association of Thai ladies invited a girl student activist to speak the other she gave them a stern lecture. The student warned her elders that they were spending too much money on cosmetics and beauty parlors. In many parts of the that might have seemed far from revolutionary. But in it was talked about. small group of young women appeared in front of the National Assembly without invitation recently to demand constitutional guarantees of women's and it made front-page news in the Bangkok press. When photographers tried to take pictures of the eight or nine they hid shyly behind their protest banners. But the fact that they were out there at all was news for Thailand. When photographers tried to take pictures of the eight or nine they hid shyly behind their protest banners. But the fact that they were out there at all was news for Thailand. Thai which was never completely now feels free to criticize all sorts of official failings. The only taboo subject is King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He is considered above criticism. But allowing for that one the Thai press is now by far the freest in Southeast Asia. That distinction used to belong to the but Manila's newspapers currently are languishing under martial law. STIRRINGS Of most of the new and protests are surfacing in the capital city of and not in the countryside where the majority of the people live. But even out there one can discern the stirrings of greater interest in what goes on in the capital. few weeks more than farmers marched into Bangkok and staged a demanding higher prices for their rice. The Thai press said that it was the first time such a thing Hot start in Manitoba WINNIPEG The possibility of arson is being investigated in connection with a fire early today that destroyed the Manitoba Progressive Conservative party headquarters near the city's centre. A fire department official said the fire apparently got a start all at the three-storey brick structure near the Manitoba legislative building. was an apparent burglary and said the fire department official. fire commissioner's office is investigating and so are the inner city The conservative partv purchased the house in 1969 and has used it as a headquarters since then. a great said Annis executive director of the party. quite a disaster The contents were the lifeblood of a political party and if you want to get at the life line of a political party it's this ERUPTS IN COLD The northernmost volcano is Beeren Berg on the island of Jan Mayen in the Greenland Sea. CAREERS READY TO MANAGE YOUR OWN Manager required by NORWICH UNION LIFE IN- SURANCE. We operate on Bareer and General Agent basis. Top-notch earning potential. Respond in absolute confidence by telephone or letter ALAN GOWANS Chief Manager NORWICH UNION LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY 12501.B.M. Building 606 4 Street Calgary Telephone 263-7420 IS EXPANDING Why Not Grow With Immediate openings at College Mall and Downtown Managers and Assistant Managers FULL-TIME apply In person to MRS. MCNALLY MAY 14th-Downtown Store MAY 15-College Mall ever had occurred in the country's history. Prime Minister Sanya Thammasak promptly met with representatives elected by the farmers and listened attentively to their grievances. would have dared to hold a demonstration like that under the old said Seni head of Thailand's Democratic Party. know now that they can make their voices Many of the students who helped bring about these changes are fearful that the military will step stage a and take over again. Thailand has had so many coups that it would be foolish to rule this possibility out altogether. ELECTIONS But it is likely that the Thais will get their chance to hold elections and to experiment with democracy for quite some time before the generals dare even contemplate stepping in again. Military intervention at this time would trigger considerable popular resentment. Most of the military would have to think twice before countering moves toward the establishment of parliamentary democracy which have the strong support of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol. It was the King who some three months ago appointed a convention to select new National Assembly members. Some Thais argue that the new Assembly is too conservative. But it is in many ways more representative than any which BURMA 01 duonf omttutkxul the cwfltiy is run by i one-party gwwnmtnt under President Ne Wm. He refcnqiNshed his ntilitiiy title several yean but the Army stiH dominates. CAMBODIA President Lor Nol introduced touch emergency measures in early Mowing the bombing of his pilxe. The National Assembly rubber- stamped a request to sus- pend chril liberties. MALAYSIA Democratic processes were restored with some restric- tions three years ago. Gov- ernment works through a constitutional but the the largest single racial retain certain rights and privileges denied to the Chinese who are a su- able minority. SINGAPORE Highly one-party government under Prime Min- ister Lee Kuan Yew maintains firm control over and politics. Tlais lead the Comparison of governments in Southeast Asia PHILIPPINES President Marcos imposed martiil law in late laMtd closed the and began ruling through presidential decree. NORTH VIETNAM Communist control has remained firm tor more than two decades. SOUTH VIETNAM President Nguyen Van TTiieu has consolidated his control to the point where there is little significant political activ- ity in South Vietnam. Martial law was imposed in fol- lowed by tough press law and banning of demonstrations. INDONESIA Army-dominated government keeps a tight rein on and political parties. But President Suharto has demonstrated considerably more fleiibiiity than some other Asian military rulers. Thailand has had in the past. About two-thirds of the members of the previous National Assembly were military and police officers. In the new legislative body only an eighth of the total belong to the armed forces or police. They are outnumbered by the Assembly's 47 university lecturers and professors. There are 15 journalists serving as something which would have been unthinkable in the past The largest single group in the Assembly consists of civil nearly 100 of them. JOCKEYING The new assembly currently is debating the merits of a draft constitution and the country can get on with holding elections. 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