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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIOGE HERA'D WBdnosdov, Novtmber 1, 1972--------------------------------------- British press plays up Canada's election upset LONDON (CP) The unex- pected outcome of the Canadian general election has opened a gusher of comment from the British press amid expressions of uneasiness that Canada may be weakened by the sharp polit- ical division. The Daily Express, a con- servative newspaper, suggests the lesson to be learned from Prime Minister Trureau's de- feat is "lhat no one is in- dispensable." "Tills kind of tiling has hap- pened here the Beaver- brook paper recalled. "The staid Bonar defeated Law the (Canadian) glamorous, brilliant Lloyd-George. The mighty Churchill was humbled by Clem Attlee." The Times, an Independent paper which leans towards the Conservatives, says the defeat for Trudeau may be heavier for him personally than for the party. may Up scales for Grits OTTAWA fCI'l A handful Aside from Ontario riding, nf paper might tip the scales Liberals could capture recount pDrliaivtcnlary power to lha; victories in: Liberals from Hie Progressive Gillcs Caouette, Conservatives. As it stands, only 12 ballots in the rural riding of Ontario give the Conservatives (heir one-seat j margin over Prime Minister Trudeau's Liberals. By law. a recound must be hell] when there is a margin of less than 25 votes and, if the tiny lead held by Conservative Frank McGee falls to his Lib- eral opponent, the prime minis- ter would bring his total lo 109 while the Conservatives would drop to 100. For that reason alone, it Is unlikely Mr. Trudeau would hand ihe government to Con-: s e r v a t i v e Leader Robert Stanfield before the end of next week, when the recounl will probably be complete- Cliief Electoral Officer Jean- Marc Hamel said Tuesday a judge will be asked for a j son o[ Social Credit Leader Real Caouette, leads Liberal Jean-Guy Alain by 97 votes. Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin trails Social Creditor J. M. Boisvert by 148. Toronto Trinity Conservative Paul Hellyer holds a 183-vote lead over Liberal Aideen Nichol- son. Mr. Ilellyer, then a Liberal, won the 1968 election by more than votes. Two possible Conservative gains could come from: Marie: Lib- recount Thursday, but because of the size of the riding it could take more than a week to count all the ballots. eral Raymond Dupont leads Conservative Georges Valadc by 94. Lib- eral Douglas Stewart leads Conservative Howard Johnston by 77. Also New Democratic Party could sleal Meadow Lake away from Conservative Albert Cadieu. The NDP's Ellas Nes- cMy trailed the Conservalive by 23 voles lale Tuesday wilh The tight national race for j one poll unreported in the huge Saskatchewan riding. While recounts are automatic when there is less than a 25- vote lead, candidates can de- mand a judicial recount if they post a deposit. They must do so within four days of the report to Mr. power in Monday's general election was mirrored in six other ridings where victory margins were less than 200 votes. Recounts must be consid- ered possible in all six. One comfort for Mr. Trudeau Is that lurnovers resulting from recounts stand to benefit the Liberals more than any other party. But it is a small comfort recounts only rarely re- sult in a change. Appointed The appoihtmenl of Dr. H. E. Harper of Edmonton as assis- tant eiecutive director of t h e Alberta Medical Association, ef. fecttve today, has been an- nounced by Dr. James Osm'ro of Cpaldale, president of the association. Dr. Harper, previously medi- cal staff officer for the Work- men's Compensation Board in Alberta, will assist Dr. Robert Clark, AMA executive director, in all aspects of administration of the asocialion. official riding Hamel. Thursday is the official count day in most constituencies and also the day of the automatic recount in Ontario riding. The official count day is later in large rural ridings. Just one reversal resulted from the 16 judicial recounts of federal results held in the past decade. In 1963, the Liberal candidate in Ponliac-Temiscamingue won by 16 night ballots al the election- count. The judicial recount a few days later proved to be a dead heat. Under election law, Return- ing Officer Denzil Moody had to break the tie and he voted for Conservative Paul Martlneau who was then made a cabinet minister by former prime min- ister John Diefenbaker. LETHBRIDGE BATTERY CO. 717 12 ST. "B" SOUTH "COLD WEATHER SPECIAL" ONE WEEK ONLY 5 types of batteries with a 4 year trouble free warranty to fit all cars. EXCHANGE DELIVERED AND INSTALLED 22.95 The Times says that while the Liberals lost the election in Ontario, they "foolishly" cour- ted French nationalism in Que- bec by loudly proclaiming that a coterie of Quebec ministers controlled the federal govern- ment. "Tliis aspect of the election pointed up Canada's divisions, even though all the leaders reproved their supporters who made capital out of the "Eng- lish backlash" to bicuJturalism which was palpably present." The Financial Times, a con- servative supporter, maintains that "nothing is as stale as yes- terday's news, nobody as middle-aged as last year's golden boy." The paper suggests that Trudeau's popularity reached its height when he put down the terrorists in Quebec. But that was two years ago. The issue of Quebec separatism has quiet- ened and "the vei-y quiescence of the French may have con- tributed to Mr. Trudeau's set- back.1' The Guardian, a liberal backer, said the election results showed Canada as a polarized nation refusing to be united by tiie Trudeau method. "This is an unhappy sign This is a time when Canada needs firm leadersliip to rein- force the federation and to act when the future of comes up for dis- wiscly NATO as it soon will. Mon- day's election cannot produce a government strong enough to meet these challenges as reso- lutely as they deserve lo be i met. The Daily Telegraph, a con- servative paper, says the most telling argument against the Liberal leader was the high Ca- nadian unemployment rate. He had rallied the country with im- pressive leadership during the Quebec terror crisis but he had shed, belatedly but inevitably, with advancing age. The trendl- ness which inexplicably seemed to have helped him in 1968 had gone. The Canadian election was big news all tlirough Europe. Radio networks kept abreast of the latest vote count. In Paris, Le Monde gave the result head- line display with accompanying comment suggesting that Trudeau may have been loo abrasive in his defence of fed- eralism and that he may have learned a lesson frorn the smoot'- diplomacy of Ms prede- cessor, Lester Pearson. MEETS WITH GOVERNOR GENERAL Garbed in a buckskin coat and carrying a rose. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau speaks wilh Governor-General Roland Michener and his wife during a courtesy visit to Government House in Ottawa Tuesday. Tho brief meeting came in (he wake of lore final resulls shewing Ihe oppojilion Progressive Con- servatives scoring a narrow 109-108 seat w in in Monday's federal election. (CP Wirephoto) Long-distance toll revenue share with AGT rejected Halloween prank results in death may NEW YORK (AP) An el- derly St. Louis man died after being robbed while on a trip to Election delay govt. meet EDMONTON (CP) A delay Is likely in a scheduled confer- ence involving all levels of gov- ernment because of the con- fused federal election picture, Edmonton Mayor Tver Dent said Tuesday. The mayor said the Liberal and Conservative parties had both said the proposed con- ference, scheduled Nov. 21 and 22, would be supported, "But I, and all of the others who arc wailing for the tri-level con- ference are concerned about when it will be held." Ron Bastard, minister ol urban affairs in the Liberal cab- inet, once suggested that the conference could lead to estab- lishment of machinery through whiui municipal governments could discuss concerns more easily. Mayor Dent said all of the Liberal cabinet ministers in. volved in the project Mr. Basford, Justice Minister Otto Lang and Robert Amlras, min- ister of consumer and corpor- ate affairs had been returned to the Commons and could easily carry through on ar- rangements if they remained in the cabinet. Establishment of s Conserva- tive government could lead to a delay, he said. buy trick or treat candy. A New Jersey policeman suffered severe eye injuries in a Hallow- een prank. A firecracker cost I Tennessee man a burst ear- drum. These and other Incidents- Tuesday night marked the vio- lent sifc of a holiday better knmvn for pumpkins, costumes and happy children. James Pelican, 79, a retired St. Louis restaurant owner, was returning home from a trip to the store with candy (or young- sters when he was accosted in an alley. He returned to Us home and told Ms wife he had just been robbed "by two fellows with knives." He then collapsed, ap- parently of a heart attack, po- lice said. No trace was found of the robbers. Police Sgt- Joseph Qulnn In Somerville. N.J., suffered se- vere injuries to both eyes when a railroad tie tossed by pranks- ters from the railway overpass crashed through the windshield of his car. In Bristol, Tenn., Orville Man, 37, was grabbed by two boys as he walked on a street. They put a firecracker in his left ear and lit it. He was treated for a burst eardrum. The boys were not caught. Five children out for trick or treat rounds in the Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove were among 13 persons Injured when a gas explosion destroyed a home. SIX IN HOSPITAL The coslumed children TCre al Ihe door when the explosion came. Six of Ihe injured in hospital. EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government has re- jected any suggestion of Ed- monton sharing in long-distance toll revenue with Alberta Gov- ernment Telephones. Legislation introduced in the legislature Tuesday by Tele- phones Minister Len Werry flatly rejects a sharing of toll revenue for calls originating or terminating in Edmonton- The legislation also com- pletes an agreement reached In July between Edmonton Minority govts. effective-Dief PRINCE ALBERT (CP) Tohn Diefenbaker, who should know, says minority govern- ments are effective govern- ments. The man who twice headed a minority Progressive Con- servative government and who later was Parliament's Opposi- lion leader through the minor- ity Liberal administralion of Lester Pearson, gels agreement on this point from two old polit- ical foes. Both M. J. ColdweU, long- time leader of the old CCF party, and T. C. Douglas, for- mer leader of its successor, the New Democratic Party, echoed One of the many luxurious Sofa and Chair Sillies available al "The Store that cares-after the Sale is made" S42-13lh ST. NORTH PHONE 328-1151 STORE HOURS: 9-6, 9-9 Thuri. and Fri. Mr. verdict on the effectiveness of minority government. They were commenting on re- sults of Monday's election in which no party came close to winning a majority of Com- mons seals. In an interview Tuesday, Mr. Diefenbaker, leader of minority administrations in 1957-58 and 1962-63, said such government situalions keep members on the job in Parliament "because of the danger of defeat." "Minority governments are very effective governments, in my opinion." CAN BE FRUSTRATING Mr. Diefenbaker, 77, said the only frustration in minority government is that "the prime minister can never be sure that legislation he brings before Parliament will be passed." And there was another prob- lem: "There will always be that uncertainty. lie recalled Ihe 1903 con- fidence vole his government lest in the Commons when the numerically superior opposition timed against the Con- servatives, brir-'iiig on a gen- eral election that year won by the Liberals. Mr. ColdweU, lender of Ihe CCF party for 10 years, said Monday night in Ottawa a mi- nority government, will bn good for the country. In the past, such povemmenls had pro- duced Canada's best social leg- islation. Mr. Douglas. leader of the NDP party during Dicfenbokcr and Pearson minority adminis- trations, said Monday night in Nnnaimo, B.C.. the government p'oduccd by Ibis year's federal flection could work effectively in a minority position, "prob- ably heller than it would In n I confrontation silualion." "Aflcr nil, from In Mike 1'carson had In govern wilh a mlnorily and il produced some of Ihe most progressive legislation of our and medicare, tho Canada Pen- sion Plan, n new flag, the Cnn- Telephones and AGT that allows the city utility to expand its services into Edmonton's Jasper Place and West Jasper Place, Mill Woods, Kaskilayo, Castle Downs and any areas that will be annexed by Ihe cily in Ihe Eulure. Total amounl to be paid for the AGT equipment now in the five areas amounts to mil- lion, which includes mil- lion for equipment and assets in Jasper Place, million for West Jasper for Castle Downs and for Mill Woods. The transfer of assets will oc- cur Jan. 1, with the city being required lo pay million. The remainder of Ihe costs will be worked oul by representatives of Edmonton Telephones and AGT. Should the two parties be unable to agree, a government tribunal established by the pro- vincial cabinet would be named. Thai remaining money would be then paid out over a 10-year period with a 7.5-per-cent an- nual interest rate. The legislation regarding re- jection of toll-revenue sharing was briefly staled: no power to enter "AGT has into any agree ment or arrangements with the city whereby any part of AGT's toll revenues from telephone calls originating or terminating in Edmonton may be paid to the city." The legislation culminates a four-year bailie belween the two ulillly companies believed partly responsible for a clean sweep by the Conservatives of Edmonton rKngs in the 1971 provincial election. The war broke out when west Jasper Place was annexed to Edmonton in 1970- Both compa- nies prepared to provide ser- vice to the annexed area. In 1971, Mr. Justice Andre Dechene ruled that a 1963 agreement fixing Edmonton's boundaries was invalid and au- thorized Edmonton Telephones to service a resident in West Jasper Place. A former Social Credit com- mittee said it would not follow the court's ruling and au- thorized AGT to service the area. It was this issue that played a major part in the pro- vincial election. McGovern cool on opinion poll NEW YORK (CD Senator George McGovern gave no sign of dismay today at the latest public opinion poll showing thai he lias lost ground to President Nixon in Ihe last week in the presidential candidate, said the polls are simply wrong and the lalest one in particular. He con- tinued to predict that he would win next Tuesday's election. There's a climate of fear to- the U.S. presidency, j day that makes people afraid to McGovern, the Democratic Two 'Hat area deaths reported RCMP today reported lira dealhs In the Medicine Hat area. Joseph Pilsl, 66, of Hilda, was found dead in his car early this morning in a field approxi- mately one mile wesl ol the town. Cause of death is believed lo hnve been a hcarl attack. Coroner Dr. E. Ci. F. Skinner of Medicine lint ordered no In- quest be held. The second death dis- covered early Monday morning by workmen at an oil drilling site about n mile east of Suf- field. A police official said tile body of (llcnn 'louglas Thodcson, 17, of Mose Jaw, Sask., was dis- covered beneath a water pump- ing truck. His clothing was said to bo lightly wrapped around the power take-off of lira water pump. Coroner Dr. Skinner ntlended nn .started Die same give answers to McGovern said in a television interview Tuesday night as he campaigned in New York state. President Nixon, meanwhile, planned to step up his low-key campaign in Ihe lasl five clays before polling wilh r.t least two paid country-wide television ad- dresses and visils to Chicago. Oklahoma, Rhode Island and California. KENNEDY HELPS McGovem also campaigned in the blue collar "bedroom communilies" of Now Jersey, across Ihe Hudson River from New York, wilh Senator Ed- ward Kennedy at his side. Kennedy stirred a crowd of several thousand at one outdoor rally wilh a prediction lhat McGovcm would come from Iwhind to Harry Tru- man in iD-io his brother, John Kennedy, in Tile Harris survey said Nixon has increased his lend over McGovcm for the first lime since early September due lo favoraole voter response to the While House announccmcnl of nn imminent Vietnam settle- ment. A survey of likely voters conducted Oct. 24-2G gave Ilie ada assistance number of very important legislative milestones." Mr. f'nr.vin declined ciuii- day nnrl adjourned it lo a Inter j points, pollster Louis Harris jnr.il nn the election. I dole. reported Tucsdny. president M per ccnl lo 32 per cent fnr McGovcni, a spread of Weather and road report SUMIISE THURSDAY SUNSET H L T-rc ii 33 42 34 40 26 54 44 33 .01 33 27 49 30 48 42 .2B 42 3H 39 33 -50 f-cUibridge Pincher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton rande Prairie Banff ialgary Victoria 'rince George Camloops 40 35 Vancouver 53 43 Saskatoon 36 18 le-gina 36 22 Vinnipeg 2-1 !5 'oronlo 40 31 Ottawa Montreal !t. John's falifax harlottetown .05 Miami fts Angeles Vegas hoenix Rome 'aris London 3erlin Amsterdam Joscow..........34 Stockholm ........50 45 Tokyo 64 50 FORECAST: Lethbridgc Medicine Hat- Calgary Mainly sunny lo- day. Highs 45-50. Lows neir 30. Mostly cloudy Thursday. Highs near 45. Columbia Koolenay Today: Cloudy. Periods of snow or snow and rain mixed in the Columbia district spread- ing to the Kootenays this eve- ning. Tonight: Cloudy. Few flurries of'snow. Lows near 30. Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Few light snowflurries in the Colum- bia- Highs near 40 except near 45 in the Kootenay west dis- trict. MONTANA East of Continental Divide- Mostly cloudy loday through Thursday. Few showers mostly over the mountains late tonight .01; and Thursday. No large tem- .05 I perature changes. Higlis both days 45 to 55, Lows tonight 25 lo 35. Wesi of Continental Divide- Cloudy loday and tonight clear- ing late Thursday. Occasional showers tonight and Thursday. No large temperature changes. Highs both days 40s. Lows to- night 20s. General Farm Has Everything For Your Farm Wafer System Healed Walerert Barley will be accented at a bushel and whear af a bushel on Ihe above mentioned itemi. GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 328-1141 OFFICIAL AS OF A.M. TODAY COUHTI3SY OF AMA All highways In the Ixjth- liridgc district arc bnre and dry and in good winter driving con- dition. Hanlf llacllum highway had 1 inch (if now snow, plowed and snndcd, snow melting. All other highways In the Cal- nry area ore bare and dry and In good- winter driving con- dition. Adequate snow tires or prop- erly fitted chains are manda- tory in Yoho, Kootaiay, Glacier and Mount lievclsloke National Parks, the Banff Jasper high- way and ski access roads In Banff and Jasper National If Him Pass closed. PORTS OF ENTRY (Opening nnd Closing Coutls 2-1 hours; Cm-way fl n.m. lo fl p.m.: Del Moulin n.m. to fl p.m.; lEovillc. a.m. I" (i p.m.: King.-Kntc. P.C.; 54 hours; ['nrlliill Itykcrts fl n.m to midnight; C'liirf Mountain closed; Wllrtliorsc, 8 to 5 p.m. ;