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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetHbtidge Herald Third Section Lethbridgc, Albcrla, Friday, October 27, 1972 Pages 29-34 Reminiscent of 1957 Uneasy feeling prevails as election day nears ENTERTAINER RECOVERING-Enlerlaincr Ann-Margrcl gels an aulogaph from her husband. Roger Smilh, on the cast cf her broken arm as she recuperates in Hollywood from a fall off a 25-fool platform at a hotel in Lake Tahoe five weeks ago. She suffered five facial a broken jaw and the broken arm, and her jaw I: wired. Her doctors hove approved plans for her lo resumo her career an engagement in Las Vegas starting Nov. 28. Key issues facing Alberta government ineral industry policy seen i PINCHER CREEK The Alberta government may Ire forced into a position of having to establish a policy for the mineral industry in tlie prov- ince. The policy would bo more nil- encompassing than the existing one covering minerals. Key issues involved are over the environment and pollution KRESGE'S BISCOIlNT BOMBSHELLS CADBURY ASSORTED BISCUITS .00 Many types of en wafers lo choosa from MEN'S DOESKIN WORK SHSRTS tffe.18 Flannel cloth fn colors of red, blue and grnen. Reg. 3.63. Bombshell Special alleged to be caused by Ihe in- dustries involved. The government also feels that in any possible changes, the government must retain control of any income and retain con- trol of development. These arc seen as serious problems that must bs defused. The nexL step is seen as a key run at the problems. 11 will be in the form of a court :lccisioa at Pinclier Crock Nov. U. Presiding Judge L. D. evine of LUc district court, of southern Albcrla. The hearing ivas held in July. The proceed- ngs, described as lengthy, cov- ering Lhc whole mineral indus- ,ry in the province. AL a philosophy on mining discussion, it was decided there was no such thing as an malylical definition of coal. Jt was decided however, lhat coal is a mineral and should be re- garded as such because: the development permit issued was for the extraction of conl; the main income derived was from coal and the intent of develop- ment was covered under the existing Mineral Act. For the most piirt Ihe court case covers the old workings of Tent Mountain, south Pits No, 2 and four. The aclion was com- menced by the fish and wildlife MEN'S LONG SLEEVE DRESS AND SPORT SHIRTS )ranch of the department of .ands and forests. The charge includes pollu- lion. A somewhat similar charge thrown out of court several years ago by Judge R. S. ItadJord, of Coleman. A pol- lution charge also, it included JIcGillivray Creek. The action was thrown out of court "by reason of no in- tent. Last year, In an out-of-court settlement, one of the major natural gas company's paid lo 15 farmers and ranchers in the South Tincher Creek district. It's been suggested more [ions will be started. The nat- ural gas and oil industry throughout the province is said to be paying close attention to the outcome of the Nov. 11, ac- tion. The (ish and wildlife branch Is hopeful the decision does not become bogged down in legal technicalities. And to make It all cncom- pasing, it should not include ac- tions like the one started in the South Pinclier district last week. It includes a law suit where- by a rancher is suing another major producer for It covers pollution over a pe- riod of years. By VICTOR ISIACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA An eerie quiet prevails across the country as polling day for the general elec- tion set for October 30, draws closer and the partisans in all party organizations Ijecome in- creasingly nervous about the possible outcome. The electorate is "apathetic" is a common report from the observers who have been rac- ing back and forth across Can- ada testing I he winds and sam- pling opinions in every prov- ince. What they believe to be apathy could be a quiet deter- mination on the part of most of tlie populace. They may have made up their minds whom to vote for, or what party to sup- port, and they just aren't say- ing much about it. The atmosphere is reminis- cent of the uneasy feeling that marked the days leading up to the general election in 1957. Louis St. Laurent, a popular, highly respected, Liberal leadei in oilice as prime minister The- Liberals went into that election very confident that there was no way "Uncle as he wag affec lionately known, could be beaten- Leading the Progressive Con servalives was John Diefenba ker, a prairie politician, whom most Liberals wrote off as i "loser." They laughed at tb suggestion that Diefenbake might, just might, have chance of taking some seat away from the powerful Libera machine. The lato Rt. Hon. C. D Howe, who engineered masterminded the pipeline de- acle in Parliament prior to the lection, contributed to the "ar- ogant" reputation that the Lib- ral administration had cstab- shed in the minds of Ihe elec- oratc. Nevertheless Ihc Liber- :ls went into that election cock- ly confident that they would vin easily. Tliis correspondent drew the assignment of accompanying Hefcnbakcr to Prince Albert after his strenuous campaign, i in that small prairie city ve awaited (he outcome of the 3lection. There was very little optim- sin apparent among the Con- servatives who impatiently sat out polling day mill the na- .ional loader, to learn who had won the halfle of the ballots. S'o one lo my knowledge, out in "'rincc Albert lhat day, pre- dicted that Diefenbaker would emerge Ihe victor, privately ;hey said they expected to add considerably to the Con- servative total number of seats n the house, but Uiey did not anticipate Diefenbaker would DC in a position lo form Ihc next i government. The situation Is similar to- day. The Liberals are confident they will win enough seals to form the government. Privately some IJberals concede Uiat it might be a minority govern- ment. The Progressive Con servatives are forecasting large gains for their side but most o Ihe insiders in the party are hesitant about predicting a Tory victory. The New Democratic Party Is cheered by public polls whicl In ils slronglh. The NDP'ers are hopefully predicting they will come oul of the election with 30 or more seats in Parlia- ment. In the 1937 election they captured 25 seats. The Con- servatives won 112 seals, the Liberals only 105 seats. Social Credit captured 19 seats. There were two Independents, one In- dependent Liberal and one cral Labour member. rap on the knuckles, In leach the Liberals a lesson. It was not 8 case ol setting owl to defeat the Liberals, It was a concerted move on the part of thousands of voters to chastise Ihe Grits. They did not expect to defeat (Jie adminis- tration. When they woke up morning after the election Uiey i discovered to their surprise, record a strong upward surgi chagrin and in some cases In Ihe 1B57 campaign Irav- lelight, that Ihc Liberals had elling St. Laurent and aler with Dicfenbaker Iherc vas Ite fame eerie uneasiness >vcr what [lie voters were ,hinking. Tlie Liberals conlin- lally reassured themselves lhat he "apathetic" Canadian jeoplc would never desert the -.iberal government and St. jaurenl lor the unknown quali- lies of a new Conservative ad- ministration headed by the relatively little known Die- 'enbaker. Advance polls did little lo dis- sipate the confidence of the Grits. The public said little about their preferences and were generally described as uninterested. St. Laurent's campaign was a ease of Ihc Liberals going through the mo- tions. The image makers joked about "propping up the old man and pulling Mm c-n display across the They were convinced "Uncle Louis" woulci win again. They failed to detect thai many voters, angered by the pipeline debate and the Liberal conviction that no one woulc ever think of voting anything bul Liberal, had made up their colleclivc minds to vote agauis the government. It was to be a been turned out of office. The silualion this year Is la omc aspccLs similar lo 1957. !tie Liberals arc complacently confident they will win. They cannot contemplate Uie Cana- dian people voting any govern- ment but a Gnl government nlo office. They Bay they have done so well and the people lave had il "so good" thai Prime Minisler Pierre Trudeau iiust be returned to carry on lis good work. But many for- mer Trudeau supporters art now Buti-Truc'eau. Progressive Leader Robert SVanfidd as the alternative has failed to stir up a storm of enthusiasm across Ihe country. However U f i c 1 c n I ex-supporters of Trudeau have decided to against him, Iheir votes may place the IJberals ID a minority position, or with a bare major- ity. Many dedicated Grits U they become angry enough with party can't bring to vole Conservative. They throw their votes to Ihe NDP. That could swell the socialist party's support and leave Cana- dians with a house of minor- ities. Reguloriy priced to 6.19. Bombshell Special....... 3 ,49 Ladies Cardigans and Sweaters Regularly priced lo Bombshell Special........... 2 for Is education great cure-all? PRESTONE ANTI-FREEZE Bombshell Special............... Gal. SCOPE MOUTH WASH 12-oz. sizo Bombshell Specrnl ONE DAY ONLY WHILE QUANTITIES LAST OPEN SATURDAY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. By n [CHARD ANTO Canadian Press Staff Writer Questions have been raised recently about mounting educa- tion cosls. Some people have begun to re-examine the over- all aims behind the spending as well as the social return on in- vestment. Widely-held concepts arc heing challenged -lhat better [schools moan bctler jobs, that belter education would remedy social inequality, lhat rising levels of technology required a highly-educated labor force. Miles director of the education division of Statis- tics Canada, has lold (he Cana- dian Education Association that Canadian Authorities spent more thn billion on schol- ing in the fiscal year to March, 1572. This represented fl 5 per cent of Canada's gross rational product and was higher than any other industrialized coun- try. Prof. Slanley Shapiro, associ- ate dean of the faculty of man- agement at McGill University, senses a shifting in public em- phasis toward nn "acute aware- ness" of the rising costs of edu- cation, Stalistical data also suggests that more education to correct social inequality may ho far- fetched. If the gap boliveen Icasl-and most-educated has narrowed, Ihe income gap be- tween rich and poor remains or has widened. The over-supply of wcll-cdu- caled job-seekers in the 1070s Is challenging the validity of Ihe earlier approach to education. A Harvard University sludy asserts that improved schooling has lilllc cffecl on n poor slu- dcnt's prospects for economic success as on adult. For Ihe most part, it finds, earning power depends on per- sonality- the ability, for cx- Tolal cost of education two I implo, lo persuade n CMS- years earl'cr was iiboul Ml- on as being slccml into one line of work instead of another. "Giving children heller schooling is not going to elimi- nate poverty and economic in- equality among the Harvard rcporl says. "We should no! expecl school reform lo change the quality of life outside ihc schools." lion, rou 20 per cent nl all taxes levied by tho federal, pro- vincial nnd municipal govern- ments. Mr. Wiscnlhal suggested lhat if the growth rale in spending conlinllrs educniion cosls could double by IMO and account (or more than 12 per cent of gross j national product. ;