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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta MR. SUCCESS Kokomo Jr., a stage and television performer of some renown looks at iho picture of his predecessor, Kokomo rKfi.chcs stardom Tliis chimp pays taxes i i j The Icthbtidgc Herald hird Seclion Lcthlmdge, Alberta, Friday, October 13, 1972 PACKS 25 TO 30 'rime Minister hasn't lost his touch Much of the charisma remains Ky I'AUI, JACKSON Herald Ottawa Jinroau By NADINE BROZAX j New York Times Service Vew York What's a magi- cian Lo do lie Urcs of pull- ing rabbit out cf liis hat? Nick Carrado, a muscular former marine, faced that prob- lem 16 years ngo. when he was 25. He had been doing the rab- bit act since he was eight, and the challenge had worn off, so he turned to training a chim- panzee. Since then, Carrado said he hasn't felt any return of those old pangs of boredom. His current protege and "best pal" is Kokomo n five-year-old, 65 pound chimp. The fwo live to- gether, dine together, vaca- tion together and work togeth- er. A stage and television per- former and model, the chim- panzee even has his own TV program, "The Kokomo Jr. n 2fi-segment situation comedy now being aired in four cities Kokomo also has done his share of public service work teaching children not to litter and adults hew to avoid heart attacks and has served as chairman of the Leukemia Society's pet division. Actually there was no Kok- omo Sr. Carrado's first chimp also was called Kokomo Jr. "I named them for two marine buddies, Koko and Moe, who were killed in the Korean he explained. "The junior is for me." Carrado recalled that training the chimps wasn't easy. "There were no books and no schools to teach you how to train chim- he said, "and other people in the field refused to tell me a thing. "You have to train them as you would a child with lots of a f f ection and good ri is- he added. As far as the problem of communicating was concerned, that was dem- onstrated when a stranger com- manded, "Send me a kiss'1 and OTTAWA PIT me Minister Merre Elliott Trudeau has lore than five weeks of the urrent federal election cam- aign under his bell and, de- pite what some observers have seen saying, he has shown hat he still has much of the :harJsma left that sent most of Canada in a frenzy some four 'ears ago. True, the crowds wltich greet lim at airports and r..cetings are smaller and a little less 'rantic. But they are still there. And a lew words from the prime minister brings a reac- :ion of enthusiasm that Pro- 2 ressi ve Conservat i ve leader Robert Stanfield rarely evokes. Then again, it's a different ball game for Mr. Stanfield. To follow Mr. Trudeau for a day or so through the smaller rural communities of Quebec is enough to convince anyone thai he is a force to with that it is going to take a very strong man to snatch the support of most Quebecker; a wav from him. Mr. Trudeau is at his best when speaking in French to Quebeckers. Hi speeches in English-speaking Canada are dull by comparison Explains one of his aides: "The prime minister feels more a t home in Quebec Even though his English is as perfect as any well educated English- speaking Canadian, he can get his message across better when speaking in bis own province to his own people in their own tongue." In fact, when speaking En Quebec Mr. Tnideau be- comes a master showman. His Facial expressions, hand move- ments and voice tones all give Usually in Ihis campaign, Mr. Trudeau is content to wish his audience well, smile and wave Line his government's pliiloso- phy and policies. The prime minister, who four years after paign now spoils a shining bald scalp covered only slightly and in places by thin strands of hair, appears to want to project this time an image of quiet rilg- nity rather than the playboy and TrudeauniEinic image of 19G3. was obeyed. By any standard, Kokomo lives well I won't (ell you how much he earns, but he does pay taxes." Carrado T Is e chimp has his own room, furn- ished with bed, chairs, desk, televisi on s et, ra riio and toys, ?L Carrado's rambling, nine- French speaking Canadians something English-speaking Ca- nadians either do not want or do not get. Occasionally, English-speak- ing Canadians do get something closely akin to the excitement and verve of a Trudeau speech in French speaking Canada Strangely, his aides say he pre- not to give a dynamic, hit- room New York City apart- ment. He even has his own pet, Pepper, an aging German Shcp- ard and is adept at opening the dog's canned food and feeding him. Kokoino's shoes and clothes are all custom-made and Car- rado sees to it that he gels 12 hours of sleep, some naps and never works more than four hours a day he would get The two eat their meals to- gether. Kokomo impressed a skeptical visitor with his im- peccable manners by eating a dish of blueberries xvith a spoon and then neatly wiping his mouth with a napkin. Carrado wouldn't dream o[ taking a vacation alone and when they travel by plane the [wo always go first class. They look a suite in a hotel or motel and either order room service or go to the dinirg room. LliJ follows he-filth lip of old loom an STONEWALL. Tex. fAP) rormer president Lyndon H, Johnson says he is getting along fine in his recuperation rom a serious heart attack suf- ored last April because he's mg name-calling and shouting speech. Sometimes he is jus forced to respond to [he of liis audience. At a shopping centre In Oak- ville, Ont., last week, for in slance, Mr. Trudeau could tel the overflow crowd was in no mood for a few words of quie philosophy. The prime minister quickly caught hold of the at mosphere in the shopping mal and delivered a scornful ant hitting attack on those who fee Canada should cut back on its welfare and social aid pro- grams. Onkville, where prosperity 1. much in evidence and harr work something that almos everyone believes in, is said t be a centre of the backlas against easy welfare. It ma well be. But in minutes Mr Trudeau had the audience ap plauding his every point as h praised Canada's welfare sys terns which, lie said, look af the elderly, the unfortunate, th i unemployed, the Wind and th Gripped belter than any othe 1 country in the world. A few tlays earlier. In S John, N.B., Mr. Tnideau ha delivered perhaps his most d> namic speech of the currer campaign in English-speakin Canada. He had mocked an scorned Mr. Stanfield and h supporters who, he said, wer trying to instill in Canadian feelings of fear and dispai That night. Moncton, NIJ ollovvinf! some health advice Mr. Tnideau had suggest? ;ivcn by an old woman. i (hat if Mr. Stanfield hecarr Johnson commented on his prime minister of Canada 1 icalth in a rare public appear- Wednesday, "I'm not in the speech-mak- ng business Johnson told in audience of several hundred icrsons of I.BJ Slate Park near iiis ranch home. He said he fcelint; "fine" Kicause he followed the advice he was (old an old wonlfm once gave. "Tiiis old woman said: 'When I walks, I walks slowlv. When I sits, sits loosely. Antl when I would lead Canadians into world that would tea Canada apart. It was good stuff for speech. His audiences roare their approval. Yet, it was dif- fiuill to believe (hat this man Mr. Tnideau was talking about was the same Progressive Con- servative leader who a few weeks earlier Mr. Trudeau had confessed would in all likeli- hood make a "good" prime minister of this country. The feel a worry coming on, I just comments wore ugly and'bolov. go Eo sloop. j the bell to say the least, and "That's what Tm doing now. j observers were suggesting inv Fnllowing (hat old woman's ad- mediately that Mr. Trudeau vice." didn't really believe what he Three killed in collision LI.OYDMIXSTWl (Cl'i Thrco persons were killed in a three-vehicle collision west of this community on the Allicrla- was telling his audience he was simply responding to the mood of the moment. Naturally, some Progressive Conservative party .spokesman have come pretty close to dip- ping into the gutter too. But with them it has been the care- fully shielded suggeslion or In- Saskatchcwan border, initiation always hastily de- Police said (he victims were "1wl wncn questioned on (he es- idcnlificd ns Leslie I.aycock, 21. "cl nnlure of Ihc sentence and Gary flcrling. l'i. both than the outright mock- Ihe Lloydminslcr district, ami words ol Mr. Tnidcan A SEA OF PUMPKINS A worker at a canning plant in Minnesota sits in the midst of thousands of pumpkins brought to the plant each fall about this time as the com- pany prepares for the Hal giving season. loween and American thanks- Stanley Albert Everest, tfl, Kitscoty, AHa. his closest and prospec- tive MP Marc Lnlondc. ;