Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
32 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID _ Thursday, October 29, 1970 Kennedy Magic May Return Ted To U.S. House LYNNFIELD, Mass. (CP) Edward Moore Kennedy, last of the remarkable Ken- nedy brothers from Massa- chusetts, acts like a sure win- ner in his current race for r e -e 1 e c t i o u to the United States Senate. He was campaigning hard In the last weeks before the Nov. 3 voting because almost everything has changed since his last overwhelming victory in 1964. But he has campaigned as much for the Democratic party and its other candidates as for himself. With the as- suredness of a winner and a national figure, he neither mentioned his Republican op- ponent nor agreed to appear in public debate with him, saving all his fire instead for the Nixon administration and the larger issues. And always the special magic of the Kennedy name is invoked. In each of his speeches, the name of John F. Kennedy is sure to appear. In many, Robert Kennedy is also mentioned. The names of those two political martyrs crop up unemotionally, but they are a calculated re- minder of Ted's bloodlines. The famous Kennedy distaff brigade is also around to hammer home the mother Rose, an indomitable figure as hostess at massive public "receptions" for her son; his wife Joan, frequent stand-in when Ted is busy; his niece Kathleen, Bobby's teen- aged daughter, becoming an accomplished campaigner, and various others of the "Kennedy women." NAME IS AT STAKE Since a Kennedy is being judged by the electors, and the family name is to some extent at stake, there is an obvious attempt to have Ted do well in the voting. Ted Kennedy, now 38 years old, went to the Senate first in 1962 to complete the last two years of brother John's term. He was re-elected in 1964 with 75 per cent of the vote, a mar- gin of 1.1 million votes over a lacklustre Republican rival. Several important factors contributed to the size of his victory. President Kennedy had been assassinated, Ted Kennedy missed much of his own campaign because he was badly injured in an air- plane crash, the turnout of voters was exceptionally large because it was a presidential election year, and Massachu- setts was in a pro-Democratic mood. Not only are these elements TED KENNEDY Sure Winner largely diminished this year, but two new ones add to Ken- nedy's problems. Firstly, his Republican op- ponent is an entirely credible candidate. Although conduct- ing a "gentlemanly" cam- paign, lawyer Si Spaulding has hit hard at Kennedy's use of the family "legend" and at his record in tte Senate. IMAGE IS HAUNTED Secondly, the senator's image has been much seems impossible to de- the mysterious accident last summer when Kennedy's car, in the words of one cynic, went "not quite all the way across the wrong bridge" and secretary Mary Ju Kopechne was drowned. Kennedy's driving licence is still under suspension and the mishap is an unmentioned factor in the contest. Because there is no hope of duplicating the scope of his 1964 victory, Kennedy's ap- proach is to play down its im- portance. DECIDED BY WORK "Whatever my future is, in terms of impact it will be de- cided by my work in the Se- nate, not by the size of the vote." Kennedy's future, he has in- sisted, does not include a bid for the presidency in 1972. Po- litical observers here and in Washington incline to agree that, barring some totally un- expected events, he is not a serious contender. Kennedy himself says Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine is "way out in front" for the Democratic nomination. Manson Attempted To Strangle Him LOS ANGELES (AP) "Death is Charlie's say a former member of Charle. Hanson's hippie-style "family' who claims the ex-convict told Opposes Tax On Pollution CALGARY (CP) W. E Farrar, president of the Cal- gary Chamber of Commerce, says he opposes any move tc make taxation a major method of fighting pollution. Mr. Farrar, also president of Union Oil Co. of Canada Ltd., said pollution should be fought through enforcement of anti- pollution controls. He was commenting on recommendation two weeks ago by the city's pollution commit- tee which said taxation, partic- ularly of cars, would help cut the amount of air pollution in the downtown section. Pollution-Free Offered For Christmas HOUSTON (AP) A perfect environment homo, with a min- imum price tag of is being offered for Christmas by a Houston department store. The individually-planned home would have a protected ecol- ogy, by an air-supported dome covering the entire lot mini- mun of one acre. The Sakowitz Christmas cata- logue said the pollution free environment designed Borg- Warner would carry a final price determined by the size of the lot and such factors as the height of trees. I him to die several tunes and once tried to strangle him. Paul Watkins, 20, who said he once believed that Manson was Jesus Christ, testified at the Sharon Tale murder trial here about the beginnings of the family, M a n s o n 's philosophy and his preoccupation with death. Once, he said, he and Manson were on an LSD trip together when "he just jumped up and started choking me." "He was laying on top of me overpowering me He looked into my eyes and smiled and said, 'I'm going to kill you now.'" Watkins said he smiled at Manson and agreed, "OK, kill me." At that, he said, Manson released his hold and told him: 'If you're willing to die, then you don't have to die." Watkins, long-haired and clean shaven, sprawled on the witness stand, frequently laugh- ing during his testimony. He said he had taken LSD "about 150 to 200 times" and that about 30 of the trips had been with Manson. 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