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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta St.lu.day, .clcbcr M, 1972 TUl IETH6RIDGE HSRMD J3 Minority government chances not good Conservatives expected to gain seats in Oct. 30 federal election By 11. J. ANDBHSON Canadian Press Staff Writer Tin Progressive Conserva- tives probably will pick up seats in the Oct. 30 federal el- ection but their chances ot forming even a minority gov- ernment are not good, say a group oE young students ot Canada's parliamentary sys- tem, Dissension in the New Dem- ocratic Party and public im- patience with labor unrest won't help new leader David Lewis, they say. and Real C a o u e 11 e 's Social Credit party, firmly seated in Quebec, may become the third largest party in the Commons, All of this, the 10 young stu- dents say bravely, means that the Liberals, despite formida- ble obstacles and a resurg- ence ot what they term "that all-too-famiUar arrogance" that prevailed when the party was solidly in control of gov- ernment, will win a narrow victory. They say Prime Min- ister Trudeau will be able to form a minority government The students, called parlia menlary interns, set out their assessment of the current po- litical situation in Canada in The Canadian Voter's Guide- book (Fitzhenry and White- side, It was writ (en before the el ection was called and bcfor lie NDP sweep in British Col- mbia Aug. 30 which, they concede, might well upset heir predictions about the so- cialist party's position. It was rushed into print to provide voters with a "complete sketch" of matters bearing on ihe election. TKUDKAU THE PILLAR The 10 were chosen by the Canadian Political Science As- sociation and the Speaker of the House of .Commons, spon- sored by the Dormer Founda- tion, to spend 10 months in Ot- tawa and work with MPs on both sides of the House. Each spent five months with an op- position party and five months with the government. The Guidebook delves deeply into the inner workings of the major political parties, looks at the political history and backgrounds of the var- ious regions of the country and discusses the campaign Issues. Once again, the book notes the Liberals pin their faith on Mr, Trudcau's personal popu larity in meet-the-people for ays across the country plus the fact that in this election about a fifth of the electorate will be voting for the first time. It says the younger vot- ers support the prime minis- ter. Moving across Canada from east (o west, the students pre- dict the Maritimes will sup- PC Leader Robert St.nn- ichV in 1SI72 as the region did 19G8 and that Ontario may swing to the Conservatives and that the PCs may gain in B.C. But this likely won't be enough, they say, and it may be that "many within the party will lose no time in be- ginn'ing anew the search for a leader who can win over the electorate." SEE SC GAINS "Quebec will go Liberal the Guidebook pre- dicts. "But there are identifia- ble undercurrents developing in ttie politics of Quebec which could ultimately reduce the Liberal majority enough to jeopardize their national position." One of the undercurrents was said to be the increasing importance of Social Credit in Quebec with the possibility that it will increase its parlia- mentary representation at the expense of the Liberals. Thus Ontario is seen as the key province in this election because, "short of a miracle, the Liberals cannot hope to do much belter than in 1908. There was no election in the spring, widely expected at that time, because, the stu- dents say, public opinion polls showed that an election at that time would have meant disaster for the Liberals. ANNUAL FALL SUPPER ST. ANDREW'S UNITED CHURCH HALL CARDSTON, ALBERTA Monday, Oct., 16th to p.m. Adulls Family Children Under 12 These Securities are offered by Prospectus only in the Provinces of Alberta, B.C. Sask. LAKESIDE CATTLE FUND (A Limited Partnership Under laws ol Ihe Province ol Subscriptions in Limited Partnership (Cattle Program) Units at (Minimun S2.500.CO) The OHered are Speculative Securities FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR BROKER OR LAKESIDE CATTLE CO. LTD. Box 800, Brooki, Alberto Phone 342-3326 Muskie considers suit for sabotage By LAWRENCE KNUTSON WASHINGTON (AP) Sena- tor Edmund Muskie says his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination was riddled with an "astonishing series" of Incidents of apparent espionage and sabotage. Though sidestepping accusa- tions against specific individ- uals, the Maine Democrat and his staff suggested here that Republicans were to blame. Muskio said he has not ruled out the possibility of filing suit against the Committee for the Re-election of the President and certain White House offi- cials linked in published reports of alleged sabotage. The catalogue of occurrences labelled suspicious by the Mus- tie slaff peaked during the pe- riod the senator was considered the top contender for the nomi- nation subsequently won by Senator George McGovern. The Incidents dropped off when Muskie's campaign fal- tered. CITES INSTANCES The list released by the Mus- kie staff Included possible cases of wiretapping, stolen docu- ments, forged campaign Iter- alure, false news releases, and bogus telephone calls arousing QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8-lbs. (Normal Garments) PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant voUrs in the middle of the night. The list was prefaced with Ihe admonition that the in- cidents had not been thoroughly invest gated and were "not in- tended at this time as charges against any individual or ;roiip." Muskie said: "Over Ihe past 18 months, there have been a number of inexplicable in- cidents that seem to us to be inevitably involved with some- body's sabotage efforts." Tn a related development, Chairman Wright Patman was stymied in eforts to conduct House of Representatives bank- ing committee hearings on fi- nancial aspects of the investi- gation of the break-in and al- leged bugging of- Democratic icadquarters in the Watergate juilding. Republicans on the com- mittee boycotted the session Thursday, as did the four White louse and re-election com- mittee officials who Patman had Invited to testify. TRIAL AT MTAR1! But one of those Patman sought to question, Maurice H. Stans, was ordered to appear in a Miami court to testify in the :rial of Bernard Baker, one of ihe seven men indicated in the Watergate case. Judge Paul Baker ordered Stans, President Nixon's chief :und-raiser, extradited to Flor- ida as a material witness. Ordered to appear along with Stans on Oct. 26 were Hugh W. Sloan, who quit his job with the Nixon committee shortly after the Watergate break-in, and Kenneth Dnhlberg, a Nixon fund-raiser who handled a 000 contribution which ended up in Barker's Miami bank ac- count. Barker faces trial on charges of misusing his notary- public sea] on the cheque, Stan Lives in Washington, Sloan in nearby McLean, Va., and Dahlrierr; in Wayzala, Minn. Courts in those jurisdic- tions must rule on the extraor- dinary order if the three men refuse to comply voluntarily. COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN Open Daily at 8 o.m, 2654 Soortt Pnrhsicle Drive Phono 327-0811 Soviet device helps conihnl air pollution MOSCOW (AP) Sovief gtneers have a "radically now" purification device In help combat air pollu- lion hy I lie growing mimhnr of milomobilc.s on liic country's streets. Tass news a gone y report ed Thursday dial (be Moscow Auto and Kngine Research Institute rlcvelojXMl "a radically now Hnvirc" whHt, contrary to nor- mal practice, is installer! in an intake pipe ralher than the exhaust pipe, "During engine braking or at a sharp reduction of engine Tass said, "the device automatically connects the in- take pipo with the atmosphere and simultaneously en Is off the fuel supply lo tfic cylinders." 11 Normal engine operating conditions arc restored soon as excessive rarefaction in liic Inlet pipe ends." U explained. STORES HEADQUARTERS: Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 OUR GUARANTEED TRACTION STARTS And stops at nothing. firestone 4-Ply Nylon SNOW CHAMP ftrestone r "Town Country" RETREAD Town (S OC3T" Country" DCkl FORD7CHEV. PLYMOUTH DODGE, MERC PONTIAC BARRACUDA (A. ;