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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta October 17, 1973 THE UTHBRIDGE 17 seal Calgary cabinet minister locked in tough battle CALGARY (CP) Except Uic Liberal party's perennial when a government is Prniric weakness, diiven from power, :i cabinet' The situation is nol at all like minister has a prelly secure that. Mr. Mahoney is locked in scat in an election. So Minister cl S'.alc 1'al Mr.honey should be coasting casually in Calgary South and devoting eiiei-fiy to overcoming hand-shaking, sign-posting o r u vote-getting struggle wi'.h Progressive Con- servative Peter Compounding Ihe problem [or 'ize n in vote campaign nv I.elll.ANC i tcr Trudcau stage a final Canadian Press Slaff Writer in Metropolitan Toronto, Ham- Carrying Hie country without carrying Ontario is a piece of political magic in federal and some of the netghlxir- rc ng ridings. They interpret this as a sign that the area is look- n ng shaky to the governing which may explain why all the parties seem to run a little harder alter ils 88 seats. It is there that Robert Slanfield's Progressive Conservatives rriLol almost certainly make huge gains if he is to form government alter Oct. 30, for his parly in that key province is at ils lowest ebb since Confederation. The Liberals at dissolution were silting comfortably on 60 For the Conservatives to make the g-adc in Ontario, [hey will have to bite heavily inlo that area and into other parts of a cluster of about 40 L i U e r a 1 dominated constituencies slrelching roughly in a great horseshoe around the shore of Lake Ontario. These include the 22 Metropolitan Toronto and York ridings where they were shut out in 19C8. the remainder of the With all that room for there are only a provement, Conservatives contend they going to rack of widely-separated enclaves held by the Con- large gains. Some and the 1SDP. of the electoral figures as high as and even the closer-to-earth calculators in the back party fire talking of 50 and maybe The Liberals arc figuring on holding just about at their arc. election position in the province. Win a few, lose a few, the strategists say, THE CANADIAN PRESS FRIDAY out with a net change two or Ihi-cc one way or r i m e Minister Chicoutimi, The New Democratic Party, which lapped Ontario fo" Hope, Hamilton and Branlforrj', Onl. M Commons sea's in leader last Parliament, is looking Thunder Bay and scattered gains. Workers Onl. to at least 12 additional Democrat Leader they hope either to Winnipeg and Re- out in front or improve showing considerably, Crcilit Leader at Ihe expense of the Mont Laurier, in Uic province by liavo fnllnuwl tional lines. An unknown tity injected into the campaign has been the dedicated UN post of tlie Conservatives by mier William Davis, a (CP) Simon A. vote magnet in the assistant chief statis- of Canada, has been ap- DISMISS THE director of the statis- in many years of office of the TJnilcd Na- rule in the province has an it was announced Thurs- tario government become Mr. Goldberg is a fellow deeply committed in a the American Statistical As- election. However, the and has served as a dismiss the Davis "big Canadian delegate fo machine" as just muscle United Nations Statistical plied to office-holders and and as a delegate the conference of Com- In the last days ol the campaign, Ihe opposition parties are taking heart from a Statisticians. He has with Statistics Canada decision to have Prime Minis- since THEY'RE KILIING OUR FISHING INDUSTRY by foreign factory fleels is fosl depleting our and threatening the very livelihood ol In Weekend this Saturday, author and Harold Norwood, exam nes the situation, tells failed to exploit our potential, and suggests YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND the incumljcnt Liberal is the unpredictability of Calgary South voters. In Hie last three elections, Ihc party which held the seal lost it lrr a narrow margin. Mr. Mahuncy says Ihc con- tuency is "a swinfr. ruling in Hie strictest sense of (he word." "I'm nol too likely to be Ihfe iji a minority govern- ment, cither Liberal or Con- servative, hu1. thon v.'c see noth- ing to iiuiicate this trend." ALSO JOIN FKJHT lighting tlie Conservatives and Liberals are the Joe i Ya nebula. Social Creditcr lialph Cameron and independ- ent E. John Mason. The two main candidates dis- miss tlie others as unlikely to retain tbei: deposits but do nol underestimate the role they might play in the final oul- omc. In the 1DG8 election, Social redil was not represented so ic votes Mr. Cameron collects have to come from some- The first-time candidate ays liis supporters usually small c Conservative1' and rcdicls he will hurt the cause Mr. The NDP candidate expects iis party will tetter the 0.3 per cnl ol the constituency vote ley recorded last time, at the ixpense of the Liberals. "This will mean the defeat of Mahoney." Tile riding, which mixes will] middle-in come families and oil company executives, has no burning is ues. Interest has been erratic vith attendance at the all-parly drums, held almost daily from 30 [o 400. The riding was formed B52 and held by the Con- servatives until 1963. With no incumbent that year, 'ovmer Calgary mayor Harry [lays defeated Conservative Jack Leslie by votes. Mr. later Iiccame mayor, Mr, [lays became a Liberal agricul- ture minister and in 1D65 fell 155 votes behind Conservative II. R. Eallard. I'USHKD FHOSI SCENE Mr. Ballard was pushed from the scene in by 716 votes as Mr. Mahoney took over. The Liberal and Conservative candidates say this time the personality of the leaders and their approach to gove-nment will lie the biggest factors. Mr. Mahotiey has described Conservative trader Robert Eianficld as a "very, very or- dinary leader of the Opposi- tion." "He is a man who lias let KDP Leader David Lewis take the lead and form the effective voice in opposition. How is that sort of person suddenly going to have the qualities to lead the Mr. Dawden counters that few volers are enamored with Prime Minister Trudeau be- cause he hits not lived up to. his promise, because of an anti- P.-cnch feeling among con- stituents and because of iri- Ilation and unemployment. The Conservatives estimate their spending in the riding at and the Liberals al That is about SI for each o( the eligible vot- ers. The NDP and Social Credit candidates say they are spend- ing about SI ,500 eacli. Computer making mistakes FRENCH FIRST Tr.c North American straw- berry ivas first cultivated by Ihe French in the loth rontnry. PAT MAHENKY has figlit on hands TORONTO (CP) Opposi- tion party officials said Thursday they bave received personal letters, apparently from Prime Minister Trudeau, asking them to vole for Liberal candidates in Monday's federal election. The scaled personally-ad- dressed! letters, appearing to have been written hy Mr. Trudcau, actually originate inside a giant computer in New York City, a Progressive Conservative party official said. Opposition spokesmen in- dicated there was little new in [he technique, already being used by otbcrs, in- cluding computer expert War- ren fleamish, who is running as a Conservative in Toronto Hosednlo. The spokesmen said the computer was mak- ing mistakes. Ontario NDP Leader Stephen Lewis, son of the na- tional New Dcmocralic Party leader, David Lewis, said he was a bit confused when he received a letter from Mr. Trude'au asking him to vote for David Wcalherhead, Lib- eral candidate in Toronto Scarborough West. "Not only was it unusual for me to receive a letter from the prime minister, huL Wcatherhead isn't even in my said Mr. Ijcv.'is. GEE SURPRISED TOO Michael Gee, Conservative communications director who lives in Toronto St. Paul's riding, said he was surprised to receive one of the letters asking him to vote for Lib- eral Pelcr is running in Toronto Spadina. York West Liberal candi- date James Flemuig admit- ted tlie letters were from a computer. "If you hire a stenographer to do each one, the cost would be he said. Tlie Tories said the Trudeau letters bore only five-cent stamps. A Canadian post office in- formation service spokesman said lliat pre-sorted third- class mail can go at five cents, but as the Ict- ters sent out were not pre- sorted, they should Iiavc had six-cent stamps. The service said Liberal headquarters would thus get a bill for campaign 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX 75 CARS AND TRUCKS MUST BE SOLD BY OCT. 31 30J8A 1970 MARK III 2 DOOR HARP V-8 motor, automolic, power steering and brakes. Radio and stereo to DC olayer. leather interior. Air condilioning. Singer Moondusf painl W DOOR aulomalic, power slecring and rakes. Vinyl inlcrior, air condilioning. 'inyl roof, one owner.............. 001A 1971 CHRYSLER 300 253IA 1969 LINCOLN 4 DOOR V-8, aulomalic, power steering and brakes. Electric and air conditioning. poinl 3527A 1969 METEOR LEMOYNE 2 door hardtop, 390 V-8, automatic, power and brakes, while vinyl roof, Iwfn comfort loUnae seals. 2356A 1969 FORD GALAXIE 500 A DOOR SEDAN. 390 V-8 molor, oulamatic Power brakes, power steer- ing. Radio. 2443A 1967 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY 2 DOOR HARD TOP, V-B motor, aulomalfc Iransmission. Power sleering, power brakei. Radio, power windowJ. V.nyl lop. 2277A 1968 METEOR RIDEAU 500 4 DOOR SEDAN. 302 V-8 motor, aulomolic Iransrnis- ion. Power steering, powe brakes. Radio. Two-lane paint. 2546A 1971 TOYOTA CORONA MARK II STATION WAGON 1900 CC trans. Radi motor, 4 specc 1967 OLDSMOBILE 2270B 1967 CHRYSLER V-8 autcmclic, power slecr ing anrf broVos, rodfo. 4 door sedan, V-8, automate, steering end brakes.............. 500B 1967 BEAUMONT door sedan, V-8, standard 2519A 1967 METEOR MONTCALM DOOR HARDTOP. V 8 idtor, aulomolic transmis- sion. Power steering, power Brakes. Radio. 2572A 1967 MERCURY PARKLANE 4 DOOR SEDAN. V-8 molar. 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