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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETH0HIDQE HERALD NOVWttbW BENNETT HANDS OVER THE REINS W. A. C. BENNETT By NORMAN GIDNEY VANCOUVER For- mer Premier W. A. C. the hardware dealer who led Social Credit through its 20 years in power in British steps down as party chieftain this week. He hands over the reins Sat- delegates choose a new leader from among six candidates including his own the last milestone of a political career that stretches over 10 general elections in 32 years. Half of the ID-member Social Credit delegation in the B.C. legislature is in the runn- ing for Mr. Bennett's which carries with it the title of official leader of the opposi- tion and an extra a year on top of an MLA's salary of Sixth candidate is a relatively unknown out- a businessman and accountant from suburban who is running on a campaign of coalition with the other two parties in B.C.. the Liberals and Con- servatives. Political observers and some of the other candidates give the inside track to Bennett's younger Bill a newcomer to the province's often bizarre political scene. After his father resigned as MLA for Okanagan South last Bill won the byelec- tion in September with a healthy 3.300-vote less than half the margin his father piled up a year ago in the general but enough to beat strong can- didates from the other three including the provin- cial Conservative leader. He took his seat in the B.C. house but kept a low profile while saying little in even on matters of pressing concern to his B.C. interior heavily depen- dent on tourism and its fruit orchards. In a short maiden he pledged opposi- to the New Democratic Party's .claiming both parties shared a social conscience and desire for but differed on view- points and ways to achieve this common goal. His .name is his biggest although some of his fellow candidates have attack- ed the Bennetts for trying to pass on the leadership as if it was an hereditary right. Opponent Bob MLA for publisher of a country music monthly and co-owner of a Fraser Valley weekly new- last week received the endorsement of Social Credit's federal wing in B.C. At the he acknowledg- ed his opposition and the man to beat will be Bill but maintained that he had an even chance of scor- ing an has the name but I'm not sure the people of B.C. want a dynasty set up in the said Mr. McClelland. Staring each other down WASHINGTON Canada and the United States are each other Jown'' on the issue of air a top U.S. icgotiator said Wednesday. Michael chief of the aviation negotiations division the state said .he two countries are the ast but while we have we have not re- solved all our Canada and the U.S. have negotiating for four rears on a new air agreement. Decisions were reached last iummer on the division of air and the preclearance of through customs. has been no specific late set for the resumption of Styles said. are considering vhat to do The only section of the hree-part agreement still not .ettled is that pertaining to flights. Canada's suggestion that the new routes and preclearance regulations be put into force before the charter issue is settled has been rejected by the U.S. Commenting on a statement by Transport Minister Jean Marchand in Ottawa that delaying approval of the over- all package is only bargaining power they U.S. in the charter Styles said in an has always been our un- derstanding that there is no agreement until all three ma- jor sections are cleared Marchand said the Washing- ton refusal to separate the charter issue from the other two major points means that negotiations will have to con- tinue little said there are no negotiations under either here or in and no immediate plans for their resumption. wouldn't say the talks have broken but it's hard to say what will happen now. We have reached im- passes in the but perhaps not so seriious as this one. at the point where we're staring each other The only point remaining to be sources close to the negotiations is the Cana- dian requirement that one-shot charter flights across the border into the U.S. obtain prior approval from the Cana- dian Transport Commission. The million charter busi- ness is a relatively small pact of the million annual air traffic between the two coun- tries. Most of the charter traffic originates in Canada and in- volves large ma- jority in Canadian in the U.S. south and sub-tropical islands. MONTANA GOVERNOR FEARS RECESSION Mont. Montana Gov. Thomas Judge said yesterday he fears the. national energy shortage could.cause a severe recession to hit Montana. The governor said the state should prepare for the prospect by saving its cash reserves. State financial of- ficials have estimated the state's general fund will have a surplus of million or more by the end of 1974. But the governor said un- employment could rise sharp- ly and tourism in Montana would drop because of the energy crisis. The governor said the Mon- tana cash reserve should be instead of allocated for current because it may be needed to bolster the state's economy. B. C. road blocked Stalled by snow which forced closure of the Fraser Canyon a long line of trucks waits at Hope. Tuesday. The canyon section of the Trans-Canada High- way was blocked by up to two feet of snow. The highway was ploughed and opened Wednesday. He's general fund will have bolster the state's economy. Banff study scheduled Sammy s on the run CALGARY The future of the Town of Banff will be the subject of a study to be carried out by officials of the Banff Advisory Council and Parks Canada represen- Parks Canada an- nounced yesterday. The study is aimed at developing a system of ad- 1 ministration for the town that will satisfy both the needs of the national park and the wishes of residents to have more say in the town's ad- ministration. HEY SANTA'S COMING ON SATURDAY NOV.24th CANES KENNER Easy Bake OVEN By KEVIN DOYLE CAIRO For Cana- dian peacekeeping troops in this blacked-out city of rus- ting cars and blaring the legendary delights of Arabia with its veiled ladies of the night and its haunting is still only a story heard as schoolboys. They can take a camel ride in the look at the Sphinx and the pyramids or have a mediocre dinner at a mediocre downtown hotel when they get time off from their tented headquarters on the edge of Cairo. says Cpl. Jack Pe- derson of is enough and after a while the possibilities are pretty lim- that unless they meei up' with Sammy. And they'll have a hard time avoiding him. Sammy is a cab driver at a moment's notice can be- come a perfume hash- ish peddler of obscene story- expert on aphrodisiacs and instant mechanic. His beat-up hang- ing together with wire and adhesive screams through the jammed streets of Cairo at a heart-stopping rate. His left hand never leaves the horn. tell Sammy where you why you go what you get him for nothing and he race anyone in Cairo to make it in Sammy thinks the Cana- dians are the most promising source of riches in the a way to buy North American cigarettes cheaply and sell them at a handy prcZit on the black market. Perfume is one of his spe- cialities. cannot miss on this one. You take at least three bottles from my friend at no your lovely for nice girl Sammy will find The perfume seller refused to discuss his wares until he had brought you a sweet cup of tea and talked about the war. His name is Ahmed. he think Egyp- tians have won bravely. But many families now hearing many sons he says. told by radio and news- papers that not many our sol- diers killed but we finding things a little dif- ferent. joy in Cairo after war but Ahmed think there more sadness more Six cups of tea later the price of three small bottles is whittled down to A tiny vial of some mysterious is thrown in free. No refusals accepted. he you find nights in how you call City is black. All clubs are closed. No more belly-dancers. Mucha too quiet. How right he was. Ahmed and Sammy had 'the answer. BLAST IN THE DESERT get all your the Ahmed he get the hashish and the girls and the camels. Off .we go into desert at night. And the party have. You never He accepted a refusal gra- ciously but insisted it be only a 'rain Christians not know how to but me and Sammy we could show Sammy recently crashed his Mercedes against a lamp post on a hair-raising turn around the main square in Cairo and because spare parts are vir- tually impossible to obtain his employer fired him. I have to go work for crazy Christian man who not pay me half enough to keep my five kids and my wife some other wo- men friends I So fares are going as are all prices' in Cairo at an astounding and Sammy is diversifying his business. One of his new services is reducing the time it takes a foreign to get an exit visa to 30 minutes from 24 hours. visa boss like my wife and Sammy not mind long as he get something out of the like many people you speak to in has lit- tle nor no knowledge of what really happened in the and while morale seemed high only a week ago it seems to be deteriorating rapidly as time passes and news seeps out that all is not as glorious for the Arabs as they had believed. Taxes are increasing by nearly 30 per cent a tourism is at its lowest level in years and the city gives the impression of running down at a fairly rapid rate. BAGPIPE SOLO The longest bagpipe recital was given in 1969 by four stu- dents in Scotland. They played in relay for 50 hours. 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