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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Lows tonight near 25; highs Thurs. near 50. The LetKbridge Herald VOL. LXV No. 279 .JiTJ-IBJtIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER B, Wi -WOK NOT OVEK 10 FOUR SECTIONS 52 PAGES Victory marks greatest hour for U.S. chief An analysis By JAMES REJ5TON of The New York Times NEW YORK It was a spectacular personal vic- tory for Richard Nixon, 10 years to the day, and al- most to the hour, after his most humiliating defeat by Pat Brown in the 1962 election for the governor- ship of California. Beaten by John Kennedy by the narrowest of mar- gins in the presidential election of 1960, beaten again for the conlrol of his own state in 1962, finished with American politics by his own angry proclamation exact- ly a decade ago, here he is now, not only vindicaled but triumphant In one of the most decisive victories in the history of American presidential polilcs. A few days before he lakes the oath of office for a second term as president of the United States (Jan. he will be 00 years old. His 30's were a political surprise, even to himself, his 40's were an agony of controversy and self-doubt, his 50's were a struggle and at the end a triumph. What now will he do with his 60's? This is the question that even his most in- timate associates in Washington caimot answer. In the world, he has to achieve not only the cease- fire, but the "peace" he has promised in Vietnam, the "reconciliation and co-operation" with Peking and Moscow that were so centra] to his victory, the truce in the savage struggle between Israel and the Arab states, and some kind of new economic and political relationship with Japan and the Common Market coun- tries of Europe, who are now challenging the Ameri- can economic leadership of the modem world. At home, Nixon has to deal also now with the minorities he defeated in the election: The poor and the blacks who have been left behind in the general prosperity of the nation, the young in the universities who have been over-run but not persuaded or con- vinced, the old who are in despair about rising prices and inflation. It is a formidable agenda. Having won, he must now try to govern with a Democratic congress, which resents the tactics of his victory, and will now be seeking a leader to inherit the wreckage of the Dem- ocratic party. How did he do it? Meanwhile, the question is how he aclu'eved this startling victory? How was it possible, with a tlirce- to-two Democratic registration against him, did the president overcome the doubts of tire electorate and win this astounding victory? Partly, and obviously, it was a failure of lu's di- vided opposition. Increasingly, George McGovern look- ed like a decent man who stumbled out of the minor leagues into the seventh game of the world series, but there was something beyond that. Probably the decisive thing in the election was that the president made a more accurate judgment about the mood of the majority of the voters than Mc- Govern. The senator dramatized, in the primaries, the convention, and the campaign, his alliance with the militant blacks, the welfare poor, and the intellectuals on the university campuses, who were demonstrating against things as they are. The president made a different judgment. He de- dded that the majority of the American people were not black, or poor, or young, or militant, but white, middle class, middle-aged or older, reasonably com- fortable, worried about the militant blacks and intel- lectuals, and sympathetic to his brand of pragmatic change and compromise in Vietnam, Moscow, and Pe- king abroad, and his economic compromises and con- trols at home. For example, the political historian, Clinton Rossi- ter could write only a few short years ago, "Tha Democratic party exercises a near-monopoly of politi- cal allegiance in the south because this (Democratic party) system appears to be the stoutest bulwark of white supremacy." But now, it is a Republican pres- ident who is arguing against busing school children (o create a racial balance in the schools, and arguing for conservative judges on the supreme court, so that the south now seems to have switched and has apparent- ly concluded lhat the Republicans are now "the stout- est bulwark of white supremacy." The race question Also, this question of race apparently helped to erode, if not destroy, the Democratic domination of the blue-collar workers in the north. For the union uwkers, who h.ivc become suburb.in property-owners in the last generation, now feel threatened by the militant blacks, and lend lo support Republican poli- cies of lower taxation, law and order and protection of properly values. But mainly, the president dealt with Peking and Moscow, co-operated wilh them, but defied them by bombing their ally in Hanoi, and mining the North Vietnamese harbor of Haiphong, nnd ending up wi'.h nn announcement out of Hanoi dial a con- promise "peace" had Ix-cn arranged. All this can and will lx> debated endlessly, as a shrewd deal, or nn election fraud. But there is little doubt about Hie polilical effect of Dr. Kissinger's an- nouncement, just before the voting that "peace Is at hand.1' Purl of the tragedy of Uic la.st decade is IJiat Uicro Is such doiibl aboul the inlcgrily of official announoc- mcnLs from Iho White House under presidents Johnson nnd Nixon, that even news of genuine com- promises nlMnif the war seem false. And this may be the president's major problem nflcr his victory; Somehow, nflcr this deceplivc but victorious republican cnmpnign, even tbo president's closest advisor nfiroe (lint he must resloro some kind of Imsl wilh Ihc people he has defeated In n con- Kress si ill rout rolled by the opposition Domocralic party. Historic landslide buries McGovern Nixon loser image fades GEORGE McGOVERN buried under balloti RICHARD NIXON Demos control Congress WASHINGTON ,AP) The voters who gave President Nixon lu's landslide victory Tuesday also elected a Con- gress aimcsl as firmly in Democratic hands as the House of Representatives and Senate with wlu'ch NUon dealt during his first term. The Democrats widened their margin in the Senate by at least two. The Republican in- cumbent was running ahead in Michigan in the last undecided race. If he kept his lead, the division in the new Senate would be 57 to With only seven of Hie House races undecided, Re- publicans had made a net gain of 11 compared with the 41 needed to take control. And some of (he new Republicans replace conservative southern Democrals who generally had voted wilh the administration. It appeared Ihc rt'w Congress would have at least 15 women members, compared wilh 12 in the la.st Congress. The number of black members seemed likely In increase In 16 from 1.1. HOPE FOR SENATE The Senate outcome was an especially hard blow lo Ibe He- publicans who had written off the House, but needed a gain of only five to lake control of Iho Senate and llioughl there was a real chance. Bui Iherc was consolation for Republican strategists working for a full (wo-parly system in the South, where many voters in recent years had shown readiness to voic for Republi- can presidential candidates, but stuck with Democratic candi- dates ill oilier levels. T w o Republicans were clecled (o Ihc House from Mis- sissippi and one from Loui- siana, the first since Iho recon- struction period after the Civil War. And in Virginia, William Scoll defonlrd scnaior William Sponp lo become the first Re- publican senator from the Old Dominion since 1892. Democrat William Hathaway ended Ihe 2-1 year Konale career of Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, chairman of Ihe Senate Republican conference and sen- ior Republican member of the armed services committee. But the Democrals lost a Sen- ale seal in North Carolina. Represenlalive Nick Galifian- nkis, who defeated Democratic Senator B. Everett Jordan in the primary, was defeated In turn by a self-described con- servative Republican, television commentator Jess Helms. A stunner was the defeat of Senator Gordon Allott of Colo- rado, chairman of Ihe Senate Republican policy committee and an administration stalwart, by Democrat Floyd Haskell. National League loses court case PHILADELPHIA (AP) Professional hockey was en- joined by a federal judge today from enforcing its controversial reserve clause. A preliminary injunction against the National Hockey League was issued by Judge A. Leon Higginbotham in U.S. Disi trict Court here. The 124-pago opinion re- sponded to several suits filed by players who jumped from the NHL to the new World Hockey Association. The decision likely will be ap- pealed, since the U.S. Supreme Court tliis year ruled in the Curt Flood case that baseball was exempt from anti-trust laws. The Higginbotham decision, as il stands, would break down the reserve clause, the struc- ture of all major sports in the United Stales. The ruling is on a lest case invoking John McKcnzic, for- mer NHL star with Boston Bruins, who jumped lo Phila- delphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association as a player- coach. McKenzie's contract was sold by Die Bruins to Uic NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, who sought to prevent the player from carrying out his contract with the Blazers. McKenzie and the Blazers then asked the court to rule the NHL reserve clause a violation of anti-trust regulations. guumeii Irish steal arms from soldiers BELFAST (Reuter) Eight gunmen oveipowered a 13-man guard of Northern Irelands Ul- ster Defence Regiment and rob- bed them of their weapons and ammunition, it was revealed to- day. An army spokesman said the gunmen first overpowered the watchman at a water pumping station in Ihe cily last night and then waited for Ihe guard to arrive for duly. The U.D.R. men were let into Ihc pumping station by a gun- man pcsinp as the watchman and when they had taken up their positions, (he Iwo sentries at the pale were held up by three of Ihc armed men. tight-lipped imile Election at glance By THE CANADIAN PRESS At a.m. EST PRESIDENTIAL Final Nixon won 49 slates wilh 521 electoral voles. McGovern won one state and District of Colum- bia with 17 electoral voles. (270 required to POPULAR VOTE Nixon McGovern SchmitZ others returns from 95 per cent of 173.172 voting units. SENATE Final (For 33 of 100 seals) Dem. elected 16 Holdovers 57 Rep. elected 17 Holdovers 26-Tolal 43 Gains: Dem G. Rep. 4 HOUSE For all 435 scats Dem. elecled 24, leading 1 Rep. elected 190, leading 0 Ind. elected 1 Gains: Dem 14, Rep. 2fi C.OVERNOnS IS (o he elected Dem. elected 10, leading 1 Rep. elected 7, leading 0 Gains: Dem. 3, Hep. 2. Holdovers: Dem. 20, Hep. 12. Seen and heard About town HALL receptionist .Belly G.il getting a call from a lady who didn't know what day it was because she had thrown away her previ- ous day's issue of The Herald Doug paying for a pair of sneakers and finding only one shoe in the box Kolcli's chin slubble showing signs of be- coming B Iwnafido go.ilep. New York Times Sen-Ice NEW YORK Richard Milhouse Nixon won re- election by a huge majority today, perhaps the largest ever given a president, burying forever his loser image that has plagued him for much of his political career. Nixon scored a stunning personal thriumph in all sections of the country, sweeping New York and most other bastions of Democratic Nixon out-polled McGovern in 49 of the 50 states. The South Dakota senator managed to win only in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In electoral votes the system by which a presi- dent is formally elected Nixon seemed certain of 521 oul the 538 votes, leaving McGovern 17. Not since Franklin D. Roosevelt buried Republican A" Landon by 523 to eight electoral votes in 1935 has there been such a margin. Resounding vindication Despite this drubbing of Sen. George Stanley McGovern, the Democratic challenger, the voters split their tickets in rec- ord numbers to leave the Dem- ocrats in control of both houses of congress and a majority of the nation's governorships. Nixon thus became the first ".wo-term president to face an ipposition congress at both in- nugurals. The president seemed cer- tain, however, to claim a clear mandate for his policies of gradual disengagement from Vietnam, continued strong spending on defence, opposition to busing to integrate the schools and a slowdown in fed- eral spending for social pro- grams the issues which he had stressed through the cam- paign. The 59-year-old Nixon who will be 60 before inauguration on Jan. 20 could also claim a resounding personal vindica- tion against the strong charges of corruption brought against him personally by the opposi- tion. By coincidence the great- est triumph of his 26 years In national politics came on the tenth anniversary of his defeat for governor of California the night he told newsmen they would not have Nixon to kick: around anymore. McGovern, 50, conceded de- feat before midnight in the east with a telegram of support for the president if he leads the na- More U.S. election results on Pages 2, 27 and 28 tion to peace abroad and jus- tice at home. The South Dako- Un took credit for helping to push the administration nearer to peace in Indochina and as- sured his cheering supporters that their defeat would bear fruit for years to come. The president responded In a brief address from the White House, expressing appreciation to his supporters and respect for the supporters of McGovern, whose name he pronounced for the first time in months! He promised rapid progress toward peace and prosperity. Sweeps everything Nixon carried into office again his running mate, vice President Spiro Theodore Agnew, who will now be re- garded as a formidable candi- date for the Republican pres- idential nomination four years hence. His opponent, Robert Sargent Sliriver Jr., has left many with the impression that IK, too, will seek to lead his party. Both will celebrate birth- days on Thursday Agnew his Mth. Shrive- his 57th. Unlike four years ago, when he became the 37th president by the slenderest of margins, Nixon did not suffer even a mo- ment's suspense last night. Indeed, in state afler stale, Nixou's margin was remark- ably close to the combined to- tal won by him and the third- party candidate, George C. Wallace, in 1968. Had Wallace not been eliminated from con- tention this year by a crippling bullet, the 1972 contest would have been much closer. But in the clear field against McGovern, tne president swept almost everything in sight. Pro- jections based on early returns showed his getting between 55 and 60 per cent in the cities, 70 per cent in suburbs and near- ly BO per cent in rural regions. The president appeared to have improved his standing wilh all identifiable groups in the electorate, even blacks and Jews who still gave majorities to Democrats. Montanans run true to form HELENA, MONT. (AP) Montana voters stayed true to their tradition of electing tic- kets wilh the name Nixon on them but avoided the presiden- tial electoral coattails like (he plague today in giving the president four more years but four more wilh Democratic firebrand Lee Mctcalf in Ihe senate. Metcalf never rolled up a huge lead but scored an easy victory over little known Re- Trustees urge teacher clamps o Ry RON CA1..DWELL Herald Stuff Writer Alberta's school Inislees have called for nrvoss-the-board application of Ihc Provincial Labor Act to the leaching profession. Among other things the tnis- Icc resolution, approved during Ihe Allx-rla School Tsriislces As- sociation Aiinnnl Convention in K (1 in o n t o n Tuesday, would mean that Icachcrs would no longer have tenure and could be fired at any IJmc. They could be laid off without pay in the event of such Ihlngs ns n cnrc- Inkcrs' strike nnd salaries could be withheld f a teacher on suspension until and if the Icnchcr is reinstated. The approximately (100 del- egate approved resolu- tion requesting Ihc provincial govemniciil to introduce leg- islation which would allow cer- tain Icachers lo drop oul of the Alberla Teachers Associalion. Principals and oilier adminis- Irolor.s should hnvc Hie free- dom lo belong or drop out of Ibe ATA. trustees were told. A Medicine, Hal. delegate ni1- Riicd Hint if teachers in Ibis category arc climinaled from roir.tul.snry ATA membership they will fo-m (heir own union organization. "Then we will find ourselves negotiating wilh two unions in- slond of he snid. Another deleRnlo. maintained Ilia! if ndminislrnlivc or super- visory personnel wanted oul of Ihn ATA they have Ihe me- chmiisms in llicir own organi- zation lo do It. "It is not tho business of the ASTA to lell them." 1.ETI1DRIDGE RESOLUTION'S Meanwhile, trustees approved two resolutions dealing with Ihc government's School Buildings Hoard which were submitted hy the public school delegation. As a result of Ihc resolulions, Ilic ASTA will a-sk the govern- ment lo withdraw some of tfie aulhorily of the SB13 while pro- viding move staff lo handle the workload and speed applica- tions for new scliool construc- tion. Tho IiOlhbridgo resolution nskcd Hint local school boards .should have Ihc final say on plans and designs for school construction ihnn Ihe school buildings board. "The local scliool district is Ihe only one who knows what it needs from Its said Al Mont, Lcthbridge Public School Board member. Dr. Dough McPhe-son, chair- man of Ihc Lelhbridgc public board, said the School Build- ings Hoard needs more staff lo speed up applications for finan- cial assistance and approval of building projecls. "I'm not implying a criticism o! the people there said Dr. MePhcrson. "I just feel lhat IJicy need more slaff." II was noted that it usually lakes several months after an npplicalion is submillod to Ihe hoard boforo nclual construc- tion gets under way. More Ihnn 70 resolutions will be dealt with during the con- vention wju'cli concludes today. publican state Senator Henry S. Hibbard, who was the re- cipient of all the White House and national Republican fund- raisers could foster in the way of high level aid and money. Nixon got the state's four electoral votes for the fourth time in as many races. NEVER CAUGHT With most of the stale's pre- cincts reporting, Nixon had a lead of 58 per cent over Demo- crat George McGovern, whose candidacy never caught on de- spile a hearty effort hy Senate Majorily Leader Mike Mans- field and Melcalf. Nixon led by 1M.0.13 to 100.- 291. Tlie American Party failed to reUiin Ihe Wallace vole of four years ago getting Montana voters chose the youngest governor in tho stale's history in picking Lieu- leiianl Goienior Thomas Lee Judge, who-c falhcr chose the middle name because of ad- miration of Mclealf. Judge, 38, a Democrat, led pnrly lickcl in ariinbu'sier- ing a thumping defeat lo easl- ern Montana Farmer Ed Smilh. The nearest thing to prcal- donlj.il coallflils in evidence came lo freshman reprcscnla- live Richard Shoup, Republi- can, in the stale's western dis- trict. Shoup oullaslod former live lorin Hop. Arnold Olson to lo lake n victory of some fi.OOO voles. Shoup won the job .from Olscn two ycnrj ;