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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A FLOWER FOR THE WINNER The political career of Progressive Conservative Bert Hargrove bloomed like the flower that one of his campaign managers, Mrs. Jack Snedden, pinned on his lapel. Mr. Hargrove defeated 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 fone MONTREAL (CP) Rene Levesque, leader of 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 linguistic candies, such as local initiatives and grants from Jean Marchand's depart- ment. But this French image wasn't tolerated in the rest of the country." He said the election "will cer- tainly help us move forward and will weaken the provincial Liberals." Of the 106 seats won by the Liberals in Monday's federal election, 66 are hi Quebec or in Manitoba and New Brunswick where there ape 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 pitted against an al- most totally English speaking Progressive Conservative party. "It's disturb William Tetley, English-speaking minis- ter of financial institutions, said in an interview. "This polarization of oppo- sites is going to 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 Birwell, it was im- possible for election officials to get a ballot box into the com- munity in time for voting. The community is at the eastern end of the 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 closed. However, the people of Port Burwell held thar own elec- tion, and proudly announced Abominable snowman ighted si KATMANDU, Nepal (Reu- ter) The sighting of a yeti, 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 Himalayan region. The leader of the ex- pedition, Tadaki Sahashi, and American James Pritchard said that Sept. 20 on Putha Ilinuchuli mountain several shorpas shouted out that they could see the yeti above them. Pritchard, who was in the party, said he did not see the yeti, but quoted another member, Koichi Sakauc, as saying it was a small figure moving in mixed snow and rock. Pritchard said that he did, however, see tracks else- where which lie could not identify as any known ani- mal's. He said the footprints "bokotl like those of an Donald Duck or Goofy in bedroom slippers." They v.cre about 12 Incites long and five inches wide, In said. Surprise takeover bid made LONDON (CP) Trafalgar House Investments Ltd. made a surprise takeover bid today for (lie Bowaier Corp., which in- cludes major pulp and paper interests in Canada among its international holdings. estimated to be million mil- The bid, worth would conflict with Bow- ater plans to bid for Ralli Inter- national, an international trad- ing group. The projected Bowater-Ralli transaction was billed as an at- tempt to combine the c.dminis- trative experience of the big paper manufacturer and the commercial flair associated with the trading company. But now, with the Trafalgar 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, said Trafalgar House's bid is sub- ject to the withdrawal of the paper company's offer to Ralli. "I can't forscc what the re- sult will Ritchie said in an interview. Trafalgar House assumed control last year of the Cunard shipping lino and lias a wide range of other holdings, in- cluding a major British stniction firm. Trafalgar House, led by Nigel Broackes, said in a statement its directors are confident "that Hie merger of Till and Bowater will create a strong inter- national business and that this growth record over tho lust decade, coupled with proved management success in a wide range of activities, will con- tinue for tho benefit of share- holders of both companies." 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 McPherson won the seat for the NDP, defeating three other candidates and wres- ting the riding from the Lib- erals. Lewis faces risks in Ottawa role 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 the 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 preceding the election. day The Broadcasting Act prohi- bits the broadcasting of parti- san programs concerning fed- eral, provincial or municipal 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 interprovincial undertaking. 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 now for either a Liberal >r Progressive Conservative party attempt to shape a mi-, aority 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- seat 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 116 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 o" 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- servative candidate Monday, found himself in the same heady position Mr. Lewis is in today when Mr. Diefenbaker was returned to power in 1962. With a minority government of 116 MPs, Mr. Diefenbaker was dependent upon 30 Social Cred- iters to 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 with a soon-to-be-split So- cial Credit group of 24 that Womaii at helm of UN council UNITED NATIONS (AP) Jeanne Martin Cissey, a mother of six children, took over as president of the UN Se- curity Council Wednesday. The Guinean diplomat succeeded Louis do Guiringaud of France under a procedure in which UIG presidency of the council is ro- tated among council members every month. Livestock dies in litir ricaiies MOGADISHU (AP) Hurri- canes on the northeastern coast of Somalia this wed; killed at least 50 persons, officials said Tuesday. They said thousands of head of livestock also died. Similar storms last year in the same area of this East African country killed 130 persons and nearly head of livestock. Cosmos launched MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Onion announced Tuesday the launch of Cosmos 527, the latest in its scries of unmanned space shots. The news agency Tass said Cosmos 527 was in an orbit with a high point ot 203 miles, a low point of miles and