Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thunday, Novtmbir JS, WE IfTHMIDGl HIKAIB 11 Strom holds post-mortem on Socred election loss By WALTER CALGARY (CP) KltliVKNUllUK The lead- er of the party that governed Stro ,m said Social Credit i undeclared leadership race was AlterU for 7i6 years thinks he look at principles, slake ou provincial election easily HARRY STROM Poor sales joli Dr. John Evaus heads U of T TOKQNTO ICP) Dr. John Evans, 42, dean of medicine at McMastcr University in Hamil- ton, was named the ninth presi- dent ol the University of To- ronto. His appointment, announced by the board of governors, be- comes effective next July 1. It ended a long search for a suc- cessor to Dr. Claude Bissell, who retired last June. It was the first lime the uni- versity, Canada's largest, had used a search committee com- posed of elected representatives of Uie student body, faculty and administration and appointed representatives of the alumni and board of governors, to find a president. Two others were reported considered for the position: A W. R. Can-others, president of the University of Calgary, and Ernest Sirluck. president of the University of Manitoba. lost the last provincial election partly because Social Credit Oidn't sell itself the way some companies push soap. The rest of the party didn t entirely endorse Harry Strom's reasons for the defeat in the Aug 30 provincial election, but delegates to Social Credit's 37th annual meeting were generally unanimous en one view: The defeat by the Progres- -sive Conservatives resulted partly from a failure to com- municate. PARTY OUTHL'STLED Mr. Strom said Social Credit was outhustled "partly because we have been slow lo adapt lo Ihe new kind of electioneering the repetitious soap sell- ing kind of image." The stern faced 58-year-old former farmer isn't enthusiastic about the modern style of cam- paigning but the Conserva- tives proved it works. The entire Conservative cam- paign was centred on the im- age of leader Peter Loughecd, a handsome, young 43-year-old Calgary lawyer, and it pro- duced 49 of the 75 seats in the legislature. Social Credit sal- vaged 25 seats and the New Democratic Party took one. The problem is not the pro- duct but the packaging, said Bill Johnson, president of the Alberta Social Credit League. "We've got to get rid of the a 1971 has lo redefine its position in Alberta politics, take another look at principles, stake out new policy direc- domin- jround and then face the lead- ership question. But the convention opted for compromises on delicate ques- jons and little debate took place on lions. The convention was jted by long time supporters and few new faces were evi- dent among the 650 delegates While organizers were over- joyed by the turnout, many delegates appeared to be there with a cautious, wail and-see attitude. Delegates endorsed Mr. Strom as parly leader but an 1974 Spokane exposition recognized PARIS (AP) Interna- tional Bureau of Expositions today formally registered the 1974 Spokane fair as an official exposition, which will permit member nations lo sponsor na- tional pavilions. King Cole, president of the e.v position, said Ihe action also as- 1935 moclel-T and into a 6Ures no exp0siljon can be held Duster, anywhere else in the world on SALES PITCH the same theme before Spokane. "It's a question of sales, j four nations have We ve gol to get young people expresscd strong mlerest interested they are com- ing but it's a long process a matter of communication." MORDECAI RICHLER'S LIFE AT 40. Mordecai Richler has turn- ed forty. In fact, he's almost forty-one. What sort of turning point is it for Canada's foremost novelist? Richler answers in a candid and amusing essay this Saturday in Weekend Magazine. Enjoy the story of his rise from Montreal's St. Urbain Street to being an internationally-acclaimed writer, as the novelist writes about The Aging of Mordecai Richler. IN YOUR LETHBRiDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE b tio The Spokane exposition Will be built on a 50-acre site in the hear of Ihe city on the bank of Spokane Falls. The title of the exposition will be Progress Without Pollution with the theme Man and His Environ- ment. Railways arc donating the waged in Ihe corridors and lob- lies and detracted from the former premier's efforts to place policy matters in the spot- light. CONTENDERS LISTED Among the contenders are former highways minister Gor- don Taylor, former education minister Robert Clark, former environment minister James Henderson and Ray Speaker, former minister of health and social development. "I like to see that there are a number of people who could step bi Mr. Strom said. "Having a number of people breathing down the lead- er's neck is a healthy situa- tion." "The monetary principle i? the main difference between Social Credit and all other par- Mr. Johnson said, "but we have recognized thai we have to make intelligent argu- ments about it." The party did decide to re- view its unorthodox economic policies, developed by English- man C. H. Douglas shortly after the First World War, but little j used in recent years. "The money principle is the main difference between Social Credit and all other Mr. Johnson said, "but we have recognized that we have to make intelligent arguments about it." STRONG FEELINGS "Social Credit monetary the- i ory has become such a red flag j (or so long that for political j reasons we tended to back off from fear of being described as screwballs. Mr. Strom said there is a j j large block of people within This Thursday, Friday and Saturday FOR SPECIALS TAKE ADVANTAGE ONLY WE CAN LOSE CREST Toothpaste Reg. 49c size WEEKEND SPECIAL Mint or Regular nrilding pavilions at the exposi- h, (hal has st ion. He did no! name them. iRgs on pnilosophy and the. oretical position of Social Cre- dit. There was another equally large group thai felt "you have j to relate it to the current situ- ation. When you are talking about Social Credit what do you "What we have arrived at in mind is a clear understanding 3 PLY PHENTEX Knitting Yarn TOASTESS ELECTRIC 11 FRYING PAN property and Cole said he al- j of 'let's stop mouthing plati- ready has authorization for a tudes and talk specific S7.5 million Washington state j pavilion. The ogranizers hope to of the need for econo- mic reform to combat such attract five million visitors dur- problems as unemployment, in- ing the .six-month period from flation. economic uncertainty May to October. I and inability to cope." STOCK UP NOW Reg. Price 89c WEEKEND SPECIAL Reg. 10.88 GIFT PRICED AT jg' FOUR SPEED __ RECORD PLAYER gi Our Reg. Price 22.88 DOORBUSTER PRICE S Christmas Bows mmmmm n__ n 1 I Reg. 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