Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
-----Tlmndoy, October 5, 1972 THE ItJMIUDOI HRAIB Parties whip up interest along campaign trail By PAUL JACKSON i Herald Ottawa Bureau TROlS-IUVIEnrCS, Quo. On stage, Prime Minister Trudeau sits before an iiu- dlence ot several hundred per- sons and answers a variety ot questions put to him on a local radio open-line show. Behind him, a massive back- (top almost entirely in red shows a sketch of Hie prime minister with one arm raised in tlie air before a large crowd o( happy, smiling faces. The backdrop, particularly view of the color and the raised arm, looks strangely reminis- cent of portraits of Chairman Mao waving aloft his little red book or having just completed who come to ta Con- servative leader, liis group has an effective tactic for whipping up some interest in the PC chal- lenger. Young girls, again dressed in appealing campaign uniforms and looking freshly scrubbed and wholesome, move through tlie streets or crowds sbmming brightly colored stickers on ev- ery jacket, coat, shirt and dress in sight. Placed alongside Liberal campaign buttons and badges, there is no doubt that the Conservative stickers stand out more. Time and time again comes the feeling that the people who developed the Conservative. The Long March. The dominance of lliis huge fmdi banner and the man on promotional material should have been working for Mr. it shows clearly just how much emphasis the Liberals are plac- ing on Iheir leader. Ironically, this particular depiction is one of the few striking advertising and promotional aic'.s the party has conjured up for this elec- tion campaign. The Progressive Con- servalives have developed a far slicker, more imaginative and bolder promotional package. After Ihree weeks on (he elec- tion campaign, one can't help but feel that something went wrong somewhere. The people who developed the promotional campaign for Conservative! Leader Robert Stanfield should actually have been doing it for Pierre'Elliott Trudeau. Take the colors of each team' The Literals are using red and white. Tlie Conservatives chose red, white and blue stripes. The Conservative colors tend to bo zesty and impossible to ignore. The main Liberal color, rather than appearing like a dynamic red emphasized by a shimmer- ing white background, often ap- pears rather washed out and weak. Before either leader speaks at a major meeting, there's musical entertainment. The Liberals appear to organ ize tiieir entertainment at a lo- cal level. The groups aren' very impressive. This is only a one-night stand for them. On the other hand, a six-piece professional group from To- r o n t o travels with Mr Stanfield. Decked out in quain blue and red uniforms, the; know exaclly what is wanted After all, this isn't new tc them. The group, Jalopy, ac companied Ontario Premie Bill Daws on his provincia election campaign. When the Liberal campaign bandwagon arrives in a par ticular town or city Mr Trudeau, like Mr. Stantiold travels to various locations the head of a small motorcade The aides and the large pres contingent follow betiind buses. There Is a big difference i the buses. The Liberals rent lo cal unmarked transport. Th Conservatives have leased number of buses and locate them at various strategic poin are painted from top to bottoir in the bright campaign color and over the colors, in larg black letters, is "Stanfici Campaign '72." They loo pretty impressive. While the Liberals tend to b much better organized locall than the PCs and althoug crowds attracted by M Tnideau are often twice c three limes the size of tho; snappy and crisp] cryjng jof the material seems custom made to project the dynamic and fast- moving image of Mr. Trudeau ither than the rather staid Pulled U.S. planes back n action WASHINGTON (AP) The efence department acknowl- Wednesday that the wing-wing F-lll fighter-boinlj- rs were pulled from combat fter the loss of one. of the lanes last Thursday, but said jets returned to action Pentagon spokesman Jerry V. Friedheim said a formal an- louncement of new air strikes iver North Vietnam in which '-Ills participated will he made later by the United Slates lommand in Saigon. Until 7iow U.S. officials both n Washington and Saigon had efused to confirm or deny re- ports that the F-llls had been vithheld from combat missions. China cloclors to lour Canada OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Medical Association an nounced Wednesday that a 13- man delegation of Chinese doc- tors lias accepted an invitation to tour Canada. CMA President Gustavc Gingras said in a news release Ihe delegation is expected to arrive here Nov. 1 and spend 12 days touring major Canadian medical centres. Led by Dr. Wu wey-jan, vice- president of the Chinese Surgi- cal Society, the delegation has expressed special interest In examining Canadian methods for diagnosis and treatment of cancer and heart disease. and low-key Image of the Con- servativo leader. People who have seen both tlie Liberal and Conservative television promotional material are said to claim loo that Hie PC work looks more imagina- tive and may well be more ef foctive than the Liberal film clips. In other ways, however, the Liberal organization liandles its campaign more professionally and more efficiently than the Conservatives handle Mr. Stanfield's. There are always krge crowds to greet the prime min- ister at airports. Along the mo- torcade route leading to his ho- tel or speaking spot for the nigbt air occasional batches of adults and children waving small Canadian flags. When Mr. Trudeau makes a major speech, he sneaks much longer than Mr. Stanfield. The Conservative leader generally talks for only 15 or 20 minutes. Mr. Trudeau will speak for that length of even when he fin- ishes tlie audience is just long- tag' for more. Of course, Mr. Tnidenu is a much greater showman on stage than Mr. Stanfield. The Conservatives appear to have realized that Mr. Stanfield should make his token appear- ance, speak as vigorously as possible alxmt one issue, and move on before the audience has a chance to get. bored. The prime minister could, one sus- pects, stand on stage for three hours reading an airline time- table and the audience would call for more. The Liberal machine runs without hitch when it comes to looking after the large contin- gent of journalists on the cam- paign trail as well as Mr. Trudeau's aides and backup men. At the appointed lime, suit- cases disappear from rooms and are always delivered to ho- tel rooms in other cities as nromised. Press work rooms, equipped with large numbers o! typewriters and additional tele- phones, are on hand. Bus train, taxi and telegram infor- mation and facilities sre al ways displayed, explained available. Verv little is allowed Preserve bird NEW DELHI (Reuter) One of India's rarest birds, the great Indian bustard, is to be protected in a [fxcial desert sanctuary in the state of Rajas- than, the Indian Express says. The bustard looks like a min- iature ostrich and U about the size of a vulture. to go wrong. When it does, it is corrected swiftly. No one allowed to ba inconvenienced 01 upset. Of course, the situation Is similar on the Stanfield cam paign. But things aren't quite as elaborate; things do wrong occasionally. And, when they do, it must be admitted that Mr. Stanfield's brigh young aides are always then with a cheerful face ready straighten things out. Naturally, the prime minis tcr's group does have a little more prestige than that of th Opposition leader. Hotel person nel tend to jump to attention a the slightest snap of a pair o fingers. Both campaigns are undoubl edly well organized and lavish For organization and reaction Mr. Trudeau's possibly come off ahead. But for promotiona ingenuity an the Conservativ imagination, sheer verve backroom boys have certain I given Mr. Stanfield a packag that does him more than jus tice. Grand Opening Prize Winner Mrs. Elaine Ofcamuro of 2502 8 Ave. Norlh, lethbridgo is shown receiving the keys to a Yamaha 125ce motorcycle from Mr. Kay Bullock of Yamaha Cycle Salec end Service. 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