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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A FLOWER FOR THE WINNER The political career of Progressive Conservative Hargrove bloomed like Jhe flower that one of his campaign managers, Mrs. Jock Snedden, pinned on his lapel. Mr. Hargrove defealed Liberal agriculture minister H. A. Olson. N.W.T. residents serious about federal election vote YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. (CP) The Northwest Terri- tories, for all its frontier big- ness and remoteness, is one place where they take federal elections seriously. At Ennadai, a weather sta- French power tone MONTREAL (CP) Rene Levesque, leader o[ the Parti Quebecois, said Tuesday the federal election results show "a complete rejection of French power." "The Liberals have been re- duced to a Quebec he In an interview. "The French power in Ot- tawa wasn't real power, but just linijuistic candies, such as local initiatives and grants from Jean Marchand's depart- ment. But this French image wasn't tolerated hi the rest of the country." He said the election "will cer- tainly help us move forward and will weaken the provincial Liberals." Of the 108 seats won by the Liberals in Monday's federal election, 66 are in Quebec or in Manitoba and New Brunswick where there ore significant French-speaking populations, he said. PARTY WORRIED In Quebec meanwhile mem- bers of the Quebec provincial Liberal party expressed their concern with possible friction resulting from a predominantly French-speaking Liberal party in Ottawa pitied against an al- most totally English speaking Progressive Conservative party. "It's d i s t u r b William Tetley, English-speaking minis- ter of financial institutions, said in an interview. "This polarization of oppo- site? is going lo be bad you just can't hide that." lion in the middle of forbid- ding barrenlands, a ballot box had to be dropped by parachute. The first time the para- chute failed to open and the heavy box disappeared in the trackless snowdrifts. The same thing happened to a second box which was recov- ered and put to use. The voters solemnly pro- ceeded to deposit their bal- four of them. It was probably one of the few 100 per cent turnouts in Canada. At Port Bn-well, it was im- possible for election officials to Ret a ballot box into the com- munity in time for voting. The community is at the eastern end of Uie 1.3 million square miles of the territory that ranges across the top of Canada from mid-British Co- lumbia to Newfoundland's Labrador coast. SHROUDED IN FOG Located on an island in Hud- son Strait, just off shore at the Quebec-Newfoundland border, the tiny community of less than 100 was shrouded in a fog Mon- day that foiled even the heavily instrumented aircraft that are workhorses of the Arctic. The settlement was plagued Sunday by blizzard and high winds. Monday's drop of a box was the fourth unsuccess- ful try by election officials in the last few weeks. Although the ballot boxes travelled from Baffin Island, miles northwest of Ed- monton, all the way to Balmy, P.E.I, during the at- tempt, one never did arrive before the polls dosed. However, the people of Port Burwell held thar own elec- tion, and proudly announced the illegal results by radio for the New Demo- cratic Party, 15 for the Liber- als and five for the Progres- sive Conservatives. At another unidentified set- tlement in the High Arctic, all voting was completed by noon. In spite of generally bad weather across the territory, voters still turned out in snowstorms and 50-below chill factor. Wally Firth, 37, .from Fort McPhcrson won the seat for the NDP, defeating three other candidates and wres- ting the riding from the Lib- erals. Abominable snowman sighted KATMANDU, Nepal (Rou- ter) The sighting of a yoti, or abominable snowman, and the discovery of strange tracks have been reported by two members of a Japanese climbing expedition which just returned here from the Ilimalayan region. The loader of the ex- pedition, Tadaki Sanashi, and American James Pritchard said that Sept. 20 on Putha Ilinuchuli mountain several shoipas shouted out that they could see the yeli above them. Pritchard, wlro was in the party, said he did not see the jreli, but quoted another member, Koichi Saknuc, as saying it was a small figure moving in mixed snow and rock. Prttchard snid that he did, however, see tracks else- where which lie could not identify as any known nnl- lie said the footprints "baked Ilko those of nn 110- Dnnnlri Duck or Goofy in bedroom slippers." They were about 12 Indies long nnd five Inches wide, lie said. Surprise takeover bid made LONDON (CP) Trafalgar House Investments Ltd. made a surprise takeover bid today for the Bowater Corp., which in- cludes major pulp and paper interests in Canada among its international holdings. The bid, estimated lo be worth million mil- would conflict with Bow- ater plans to bid for Kalli Inter- national, an international trad- ing group. The projected Eowater-Ralll transaction was billed as an at- tempt to combine the f.dminis- Irative experience of Ihe big paper manufacturer and the commercial flair associated with the trading company. But now, with the House offer, a major battle seems to be shaping up on the London business scene. Bowater Chairman Martin Ritchie, expressing his surprise at the latest development, sairt Trafalgar House's bid is sub- ject lo the withdrawal of the p.ipor company's offer to Ralli. "I can't forstcc what Ihe re- sult will Ritchie said in an interview. Trafalgar House assumed control Inst year of the Cunard shipping line and has a wide range of other holdings, in- cluding n major British con- struction firm. Trafalgar House, led by Nigel Droackcs, said in n statement its directors are confident "that llio niuvger of Till nnd Bowater will create n strong Inter- national business nnd (hat (his growth record over (he Inst d'jcade, coupled with proved management success In n wide range of Activities, will con- Jnuo for (ho benefit of shnrc- holdors of both companies." Broadcast court case dismissed TORONTO (CP) An On- tario Supreme Court judge ruled yesterday that the Broad- casting Act is within the pow- ers of the federal government and does not contradict the pro- visions of Uie Bill of Rights. Mr. Justice Campbell Grant, in his ruling, rejected a con- tention by CFRB Ltd. that the act interferes with a broad- caster's freedom of speech. CFRB Ltd. had applied to the court for a ruling that would have prohibited any provincial judge from convicting it on a charge of unlawfully broad- casting a partisan program concerning the Oct. 21, 1971, Ontario provincial election. Mr. Justice Grant dismissed the application with costs- The station made its appli- cation after it was charged Oct 20, 1971, over a Gordon Sinclair program with political com ment, broadcast on the day preceding the election. The Broadcasting Act prohl bits the broadcasting of parti san programs concerning fed eral, provincial or municipa elections either on the day they are held or the day imme- diately preceec'ng. Mr. Justice Grant ruled that the regulation of broadcasting is within federal jurisdiction be cause it is an interprovincja! undertaking. Woman at helm of UN council UNITED NATIONS (AP) Jeanne Martin Cissey, mother of six children, took over as president of the UN Se- curity Council Wednesday. The Guinean diplomat succeeded Louis do Guiringaud of France undo- a procedure in which the presidency o[ the council is ro- tated among council members every month. Lewis faces risks in Ottawa role Livestock dies 111 liur rieanes MOGADISHU (AP) Hurri- canes on Ihe northeastern coast of Somalia (his killed a( least 50 povsons, officials said Tuesday. They said thousands of head of livestock nlso died. Similar storms last year in the same nrcn of this East African country killed 130 persons nntl nearly head of livestock. Cosmos launched MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union announced Tuesday the of Cosmos 527, llio latest u Us scries of unmanned space shots. The news agency Tass 'aid Cosmos !i27 was in an orbit with a high point of 203 miles, n ow point of 132.fl milc.i nnd nn nngla of Inclination of 65.4 de- crees. By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) David Lewis has guided the New Democratic Party to Its great- est federal electoral triumph since its foundation in seats. And he holds the balance of power for either a Liberal Progressive Conservative party attempt lo shape a mi- nority government, barring their coalition. But history says he should beware. Other minority parties have fared badly in supporting minority governments. The standings after Monday's election give the opposition Progressive Conservatives 109 seats to 108 for the Liberal the ruling Liber- als to resign, seek a new elec- tion or try to put together a governing band of parlia- mentarians from the 30 NDP, 15 Social Credit and two Inde- pendents who comprise the 264- House of Commons. That puts the NDP on the spot as the only group that can assure either party the major- ity. There are examples of the risks to be run. The National Progressive parity, formed under Thomas A. Crerar in 1920, kept W. L. Mackenzie King in power from 1921 until 1926. In the process, it almost wiped out the Con- servative party. HELD BALANCE In the 1921 election, the Lib- erals won 117 sesis, compared with 64 for the Progressives and 58 for the disorganized Conservatives. In 1925 Progres- sive strength dropped to 24 but that was enough to keep King, with 101 MPs, in power against 116 resurgent Conservatives. By the 1926 election, King was still in a minority position with lie MPs, compared with 91 Conservatives, 11 MPs from the United Farmers of Al- also has dis- appeared from the Progressives and 19 Liberal Progressives. But the Progressive party was 0" the way out and vir- tually died after a strong Con- servative victory in 1930. Then there is the case of So- cial Credit, first on the federal scene in 1935 with 17 MPs from Alberta and Saskatchewan. These were wiped out in 1940. But from 1945 until the John Diefenbaker Conservative land- slide in 1958 with a record 208 seats, the party always man- aged to survive. POSITION HEADY But party leader Robert Thompson, unsuccessful Con servalive candidate Monday tound himself in the same heady position Mr. Lewis Is in today when Mr. Diefenbaker was returned to power in 1962 With a minority government o 116 MPs, Mr. Diefenbaker was dependent upon 30 Social Cred iters lo keep him in office against 99 Liberals and 19 New Democrats. Before a year was out, Mr Thompson sided with the Liber- als under Lester Pearson to dump Mr. Diefenbaker on the issue of arming now-defunct Bomarc anti-aircraft missiles with nuclear warheads. In 1963, Mr. Thompson was back rath a soon-to-be-split So- cial Credit group of 24 that Liberals request conference EDMOf-'TON (CP) The Lib- eral party should organize a na- tional policy convention as soon as possible, according to eight of tho party's unsuccessful can- didates in Alberta. They met 'Tuesday on the heels of the sweep which saw ell federal seats in Alberta, including four held in the last parliament by the Liberals, move into the Conservative ranks. Hii Harries, defeated In his bid for re-election in Edmon' lon-Stralhcona. today declined to elaborate on the conference re- quest, saying only a news re- lease would be available later. Brannv Schcpanovich, defeat- ed in Edmonton Centre, said here were no "sour grapes" at the meeting and that It could not be described as "rebel- lious." During n visit lo Ottawa later :his week, Dr. Harries is ex- pected lo communicate the can- didates' request to party offi- cials. Mr. Schepanovich added. Also attending (lie meeting vcro: Jlel Hurtlg, Edmonton Vcsl; John liorger, Pemblna; Allan Sulnlycky, Hocky Moun- aln house: .1. A. Bamhill, Wet- nsklwin; James Duchnrme, Alh- ibnscn; nnd ft representative or Unn