Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Liberals ahead in vote race SACK TIME Mike McGinness, 3, takes time out from the excitement of the American Royal Livestock ex- hibition hall at Konsas City to have a few winks of sleep next to a Charolais sleer. A dog named Blackeye, fore- ground, joins Mike in a brief snooze. Dead girl's mother demands justice CALGARY (CP) Tlie moth- er of a 29-year-old woman who died last month while suffering heroin withdrawal symptoms said here she "will not rest until something is done to bring justice" in the death of her daughter. Margaret McKcnzie said she was "aiigry, disappointed and sickened" by Attorney Gen- eral Merv Lcilch's decision tliis week not to hold a judicial inquiry into the death of Jean- ine McKenzie. The woman died Sept. 15 de- spite three trips to hospital in hours, after each of which she was returned to jail. A coroner's jury here last month attached no blame in the death but said a lack of treat- ment facilities for heroin ad- dicts was a factor in the death Mr. Leitch said an inquiry wasn't necessary because the jury recommended ways to pre- vent similar accidents. THEY'RE PEOPLE Mrs. McKenzic said: "You don't ever hear that Jeannie was a person people talk of her as just a drug addict, ai something los than human. "There arc laws against cru elty to animals but no lav gainst this kind of cruelty to a wrson I've met some rug addicts since Jeannie died, and they're just people. We on't give drug addicts half a hance." And Mrs. McKcnzie said the amily not likely seek re- Iress in civil court. "Our lawyer has told us we vould be spending a lot of money for nothing. No one de- >endcd on Jeanine for sup- >ort, so there are no damages o claim. It isn't the idea of money, anyway it's the idea hat someone was responsible and that there should be jus- ISy VICTOR ACKIK I Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The Liberals arc ahead in tbc election race ac- cording to all opinion polls con- ducted, bolt! private ami public, but some show the Progressive Conservatives coming up fast heading into ttic tinal stretch. The New Democratic Party has also moved up sharply, re- ducing the lead the Liberals and Conservative have enjoyed over the NDP through much of the campaign. The Conservatives' private poll is understood to show the Liberals at 38 per cent, the Conservatives with 33 per cent and the NDP 19 percent. The Social Credit group is around six per cent. That poll was taken about a week after he private poll taken for the Liberals. The Literal poll results, :aken before the latest unem- ployment and cost-of-living fig- ures had a chance to register, sliowd the Liberals with 42 per cent in favor of government candidates; 33 per cent said they were for the Con- servatives; 20 per cent fa voured NDP and four per cent went for Social Credit. Strangely both ttie Liberal and Conservative privale polls show the same percentage o the voters supporting ttie par ties. The Conservative poll shows the Liberals only ahead of tbc Conservatives by five points The Lateral poll shows the gov ernment party in the lead by nine points. Neither the Conservatives no the Literals would release lit results of their confidentia polls. However sources insid the organizations of ttic tov, major parties indicated that the results shown above were "as accurate as you will get." Both parties have declined to officially release the findings. The Liberal survey was con- ducted by Oliver Quayle and Associates an American public- opinion research group. The Conservative poll was conducted by Market Opinion Research, a Detroit based firm. It is the same survey organ- ization that conducted polls of Ontario and Alberta for the The Liberals reject the Con- servative poll results. They pre- fer to go with the results of their own private poll and with the findings of the Gallup Poll. Its last findings issued in mid- Oclobcr showed the Liberals with 44 per cent, P.C.'s 31 per cent, NDP with 21 per cent and Social Credit with four pel- cent. Tile final pre-election Gallup poll report will tie issued Fri day. The Conservatives contend their private poll is more accu- rate in its findings than the fig- ures being "leaked" by the Lib- erals as to their findings. The P.C.'s claim their poll results are based on samplings done after the record unemployment and soaring cost of living fig- ures had left an impact on the public, The Complan Research Asso- iates poll conducted (or the rivately owned CTV television network and made public last Triday showed the Liberals vith 37 per cent. The Con ervatives bad 25 per cent, the New Democrats had 18 per cent and undecided was recorded as 20 per cent, in the CTV poll. Government will kill coal port j VANCOUVER (CP) Envir- onment Minister Jack Davis said Wednesday the federal gov- ernment will kill a proposed bulk coal port, proposed for Squamish, 30 miles north of here, if the British Columbia Railway decides to go ahead with present plans for the proj- ect. Mr. Davis made his comment after releasing a report prepar- ed by his department for a fed- eral provincial task force study of the Squamish estuary. The report predicted the de- velopment would drastically damage the commercial and sports fishery in Howe Sound. It stopped just short of predict- MISTHIAL DECLARED Glenn Turner talks with re porlcrs in Clearwalcr after t mistrial was declared when tile jury was unable to reach a verdict. Turner, owner of the Dare To lie Great sates promotions, had been charged with violations of the Florida securities laws. House si Is 3 evenings per week ___Thunday, October 1972 THE LETHBR1DGE KtRAlD Survey Alia, farms for snow damage EDMONTON (CP) Govern- ment House leader llynd- man told the Alberta legisla- urc Wednesday the House will sil three evenings a week and will sit earlier, Fridays, dur- ng the current sitting. The second sitting of the 17tli egislalure began Wednesday and is expected to last no long- er than four weeks. Mr. Hyndman, also minister j of education, said tbc Legisla- ture would continue its normal hours of p.m. to p.m. MDT Monday to Thursday but would sit from 1 p.m. to p.m. Fridays to give out-of- town members more time to go home for the weekend. The Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening sittings will lie 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mr. Hyndman said, however, the House will not sit next Monday night, Oct. 30, because of members' interest in the fed- eral election, but would sit as usual in the afternoon. Monday, Nov. 13, will be a holiday for MLAs in lieu of Remembrance Day, Saturday. Nov. II. EDMONTON (CP) Agri- culture Minister Hugh Homer said Wednesday the Alberta government is conducting farm- by-farm studies in areas of the snowstorms last month. Replying in the legislature to a question by Grant Notley, leader of the New Democratic Party, Dr. Horner said his de- partment is looking into cir- cumstances in the fled Deer and Peace River regions whera some farmers' crops were vir- tually wiped out by the storms. He said, however, that no decision would be made about financial aid to farmers until the survey had completed Mr. Notley suggested conir pensalion be an acre to a maximum of 250 acres with for each additional acre. Livestock drug suspended OTTAWA (CP) The use of the liormone DES as a growth stimulant in live-stock has ordered suspended indefinitely as of Jan. 1, 1973. In a trade letter to manufac- turers of veterinary drugs and livestock feed, Health Minister John Munro said the suspension is to protect the public against possible health hazards. It has been concluded that "the safety of tins drug, when used as a growth protnotant, has not been satisfactorily es- tablished." The Canadian Press reported Tuesday that a permanent ban would be imposed Jan. 1. Tlia order is for suspension to en- able further testing of the drug. The food and drug directorate has been conducting special studies on DES, diethylstilbest- rol, since the U.S. banned its use in feeds after research tests had shown it as a possiblo cause of cancer. Tn digging a tunnel, a prairls dog digs with its front feet, passes the earth back under its. belly and kicks it out behind with its rear feet. .ice. TALK AND NO ACTION that Mrs. McKenzie while a drug treatment centre, recommended by the jury, is a good idea, it will be a long time coming. "As usual, they're talking a lot, but I don't think anything will be done in the next live years Mr. Leitch said the Alterta Hospitals Commission has en tered into talks with major hospitals in Calgary and Etl monton "with a view to plan ning detoxification centres which would treat drug addicts and alcoholics picked up by the police." Conservative party during the provincial elections last year nd accurately forecast the re- ults. UGH HATING The researcli firm has a high redibility rating among the Conservatives. It is because of Is latest findings that National 'regressive Conservative Deader Kobert Stanfielcl has said reports reaching his organ- Albertan objects to death penalty zation are aging." 'very, very encour- ing the fishery would be wiped out by the development. The report said the possibility of maintaining the food chain on which the fishery depends was "exceedingly remote." Fisheries officials estimate! the combined value of the com mercial and sports fishery at million annually. Mr. Davis told a news con ference that the report had been given to the B.C. Railway and Provincial government officials on tile task force. w AIL THE GHOULS, GOBLINS AND A FEW WITCHES INVITE EVERY- ONE TO THEIR ONCE A YEAR HALLOWEEN PARTY FROM NOW TILL HALLOWEEN. 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Parliament later this year will decide whether capital pun- ishment should he reinstated across the country. At present, tbc death penalty is imposed only on convicted murderers of policemen or prison guards. niZAiini-: METHOD "This is a bizarre way to present a subject." Mr. Huttrey said, jwinting lo the two-foot-high black scaffold. "We are not trying to defend any criminal or murderer. We are trying to roll this rock out of (he way of human progress." He gives people a question- naire and asks them lo indicate tticir stand on tbc death pen- alty. He said about 75 person out of 200 returning [lie leaflet favor retention of the death penalty, and forms have been dis- tributed in Calgary and Ed- monton. He hopes he and others with similar views will be able lo visit most major Canadian cit- ies recruiting public opposition to capital punishment. "We arc not a religious croup, we ar not a political group. WB stand on human grounds we object to Ihe hanging device." 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