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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Friday, 1, 1972 _ THE LtTHBRIDGE HHAID 15 Premier-elect Barrett The fat boy did all righf By PAUI, CARBUAY COQUITLAM, B.C. (CP) "The fat boy did all right for himself." The speaker was Dave Bar- rett's mother, who watched Wednesday night in the crowded Coquitlam sports centre as her son became pre- mier-elect of British Columbia in an election that toppled the 20-year regime of William An- drew Cecil Bennett and the So- cial Credit party. It was the fulfillment of a pudgy, pug- of the New dream (or the nacious kdder Democratic Party. The beer-drinking political brawler who tormened the So- cial Credit party from Uic time he entered the legislature in I960 alter a slormy career as a social worker, finally succeeded by maintaining a low profile in the election campaign. Refusing to rise to the barbs from the other three parties, who called him everything from "a traitor to the people" to "the most dangerous leader the NDP has ever Mr. Barrett stuck to the issues, promising repeal of labor legis- lation and immediate passage of "the toughest election cam- paign bill in all Canada." LOST HIS JOB The 41-year-old Barrett en- tered B.C. politics in 1B59 after working as a social worker and staff training officer at the Ha- ney correctional institute. By delivering papers, making speeches and criticizing the province's correctional system, Mr. Barrett earned the enmity of then-attorney-general Robert Bonner. Mr. Bonner, now president of MacMillan Bloedel, Canada's largest forest products com- pany, ordered him to stop the speeches, and when Mr. Bar- rett refused, bounced him from the civil service. Out of a job, Mr. Barred went to the "the big push, the wheel, of the CCF locally" and told him he wanted to become an MLA. lie was nominated in the old Dewdney riding, ran in the 1960 election and won by 000 votes. The riding was split two elec- tions later, in 1968, and Mr. Barrett won in the Coquitlam half, and in the 1969 election he won by the biggest purality of the 12 NDP winners votes. This' time, he won by more than votes. For a long time, It seemed as though the rugged Mr. Barrett wouldn't even become NDP leader, much less premier- elect. In 1968, he ran against Tom Berger for the leadership of his party. Mr. Berger, the help of organized Idoor, de- feated Mr. Barrett and led the party to a crushing defeat in 1969. ANGERED BENNETT The way was open for Mr. same question 66 times in a row. "I was a bull in a china shop, finding resistance, he said. "I hod to alter my style so it got across to the public and through them to the politicians. I needed to capture attention and develop my speaking ability, so I did it." Among his election promises which are certain to be imple- mented when the legislature is called into session .is one which promised a government car in- surance plan, along the lines of the Saskatchewan government scheme. The election campaign act, Mr. Barrett said, would include measures requiring full dis- closure of campaign funds, both on the party level and for indi- vidual candidates. Also high on the list are some repeals of existing legislation- including Bill Three, which lim- its teachers' salary increases, and the compulsory arbitration of the Mediation Commission Act. Mr. Barrett has kept big la- bor at arm's length since he be- came leader of the NDP. One reason for keeping labor and the party separate was his feeUng that the NDP could never succeed if it was tied too closely to labor. Another factor has been Mr. Barrett's dis- pleasure after the labor bosses pushed Tom Berger past him in the 1908 leadership race. SUMMER! 2 DAVE BARRETT AND WIFE SH1RIEY Who was elected where? Following is The Canadian Press list of members elected in British Columbia majorities being approximate in many cases, with party gains shown unless seal unchanged member of last A 1 b e r n Skelly (NDP) gain from SC. Atlin-xFrank C alder (NDP) 145. Boundary xFrank Richter (SO xGordon Dowding (NDP) B u r n a b y Dailly (NDP) Lorimer (NDP) Fraser (SC) Schroe- Vanconver-Burrard members der (SC) Columbia Chabot (SC) 226. xJames Barrett to take over, default, as NDP leader. by In the legislature, he aroused the wrath of Premier Bennett with his impersonations of the Social Credit leader. He once moved the premier to apoplec- tic fury when he asked Attor- ney-General Leslie Peterson the C o m o Sanford (NDP) gain from SC. De- feated Municipal Affairs Minis- ter Dan Campbell. Barrett (NDP) Cowichan-Mal obett Strachan (NDP) Delta-Carl Uden (NDP) 128, gain from SC. 1> e w d n e Rolston (NDP) gain from SC. Gorst (NDP) gain from SC. Fort Nunweiler (NDP) 357, gain from SC. De- fealed Lands and Forests Min- ister Ray Williston. Anderson (NDP) 482, gain from SC. De- feated Rehabilitation Minister Lews (NDP) gain from SC. Skcena-Hartley Dent (NDP) gain from SC. Hall (NDP) (two Levi (NDP) gain from SC; Rosemary Brown (NDP) gain from SC. Defeated Charles Campbell, president of B.C. Liberal Association. Vancouver Centre (two mem- Barnes (NDP) gain from SC; Gary Lank (NDP) gain from SC. Vancouver East (two mem- Macdonatd (NDP) xRobert Williams (NDP) Defeated B.C. Communist Leader Nigel Mor- gan. Vanconver-Litllc Mountain (two Young (HDP) 533, gain from SC; Roj Cummings (NDP) 481, gain trim SC. Defeated Attorney general Leslie Peterson and M i n i s le r Without Portfolio Grace McCarthy. Vancouver-Point Grey (two McGeer (L) xGarde Gardom (L) Vancouver Soulh (two mcm- Radford (NDP) 71, eain from SC) Daisy Web- gain from SC. Defeated Health Minister Ralph Loffmark. Victoria (two Newell Morrison (SC) 525; Da- vid Anderson (L) 482, gain from SC. Defeated Trade Minis- ter Waldo Skillings. with Pork 14 fl. 4 Flavours oz. net wt. pkg. Sncw Star 4 delicious flavours 1o choose from ..................2 gal. tub for 10 oz. net wt. [or 3" I'00 .39 Zippy Sweet Green, Hot Dog or Hamburger 12 fl. oz. jar 3 89 DOG BUNS OR Skylark.......... Pkg. of 12 West Vap.ccuVLT-'Howe Williams (L) 454. Defeated Peter Hyndman, president of B.C. Progressive Conservative Association. Hart- ley (NDP) 31-08-72 09.24acd Peace River Soulh Don Phillips (SC) 26, gain from PC. No room for 4th Pure Corn 64 fl. oz. bile. TliSllE Cashmere Assorted 500-1 ply 6 roll pkg. or Vegetable Soup Aylmer Condensed 10-1OW fl. oz. tins LUNCH MEAT Burns Roy-All Socrecls finished EDMONON (CP) The de- cisive defeat of the Social Cred- it government in British Col- umbia combined last Phil Gaglardi. (NDP) (SC) Nimsick McLelland Lockstead year's Social Credit defeat in Alberta Indicates the Social Credit movement is finished in Western Canada, Premier Peter Lougheed said Thursday. "I think we'll also see liiis happen (defeat of Social Credit) in the federal Mr. Lougheed said in commenting on Wednesday's New Dem- cratic Party upset in B.C. The. Progressive Conservative premier said he does not fore- see any difficulties working wilh NDP governments in Man- itoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Blakeney delighted REG1NA (CP) Premier Allan Blakeney says he is "de- lighted" at the New Democratic Party victory in British Cokim- provincial general elec- tion. "I think the results arc Indi- cative of a continuing Ircml across Mr. Blaker.cy said. "We have seen incumbent governments toppled in prov- (NDP) gain from SC. De- feated Minister Without Por- tfolio Isabel Dawson. N a n a i m Stupich (NDP) gain from SC. Nicol- son (NDP) gain from SC. Defeated highways Minister Wesley Black. New Cocke (NDP) North xDave Brousson (L) North Colin Gabelmann (NDP) gnin from Lib. Defeated Pro- gressive Conservative Leader Derril Warren. Oak Bay Wallace (PC) gain from SC. Okanagan Jordan (GO Okanagan A. C. Bennett (SC) O m i n c c Kelly (NDP) 125, gain from SC. De- feated Agriculture Minister Cy- ril Shclford. Peace River North--xDean Smith (SC) Peace River cided. Prince Lea (NDP) 416, gain from SC, De- feated Spenker William Mur- ray. Rcvetsloke-SIocan William King (NDP) gain from VICTORIA (CP) Liberal Leader David Anderson, who won personal victory in the two-seat riding of Victoria, said he thinks many financial sup- porters of the .'regressive Con- servatives will likely wish they could take their money back. The handsome, 35-ycar-o 1 d bachelor said a number of busi- nessmen who supported the Conservatives do doubt realize now that they contributed to a New Democratic Party victory. "And I think they are prob- ably wishing Ihey could take it (their money) Mr. Ander- son said. The battle for voles in Vic- toria riding was rugged. Mr. Anderson took one seat for the Liberals and political newcom- er Newell Morrjsson, 48, picked up the other for tho Social Credit party. Mr. Anderson said the NDP victory was "not that drastic" as Ihe percentage change in the vote was "very slight." NO ROOM KOR FOUR "The thing [hat is curious is that in a two-party system there is very little room for a third parly, which is what we were and are, and there is no room at all for a fourth. "So put in a fourth party and you blow (he whole system Fewer blazes in park areas CALGARY (CP) It's been a relatively quiet vcar for fire- fighters in western national parks, thanks to a cool and 12 oz. net wt. tin Kraft Process Cheese loaf Breakfast Gem Canada Grade A Large Alberta Reds or Norgolds Canada No. 1 Cello Bag BACON Swift's Premium Sliced, Sido Also lazy Maple, Rindless Vac Pak.............. 1-lb. pkg. Boncless Beef Oven Remit er BBQ Canada Choica Canada Good................ Ib. SC. Harold Steves (NDP) gain from SC. Chris D'Arcy (NDP) gain from SC. De- feated Education Minister Don- ald Brothers. Saanich and the ince after province. I think that Hugh Curtis (PC) gain the federal Liberal government I from SC. Defeated Malcolm An- can gain little comfort from derson, brother of Liberal the results." Leader David Anderson. damp summer. A spokesman for the National and Historic Parks Branch here, sain only 52 fires covering about acres have been re- ported to dale this year. This compares with 135 fires which destroyed n.orc than acres during tho comparable period las'. year. Majority of fires this year were in Wood Buffalo National Park where 32 covered about 750 acres. Last year, there were 83 fires in the park and they covered acres. Mrty workers election marks Ihe demist of (lie Con- servatives in B.C., "and the end probably of the problem we've had in this election of having our vole split up one ex- tra way." He said (here probably would be a byeleclion soon in Okana- gan Eoulb, Ihe riding w here Premier W. A. C. Bennett won personal victory, and the Lib- erals Mr. Anderson said, would win that race. Mr. Anderson resigned .luly 25 as Liberal member of Par- liament for the Vancouver Is- land riding of Esquimau Saan- ich afler being elected B.C Liberal leader in May. Swifts Lazy Maple Ready to Serve Whole, Half or Quarter Serve wilh IUCERNE POTATO Salocf. 16-oz. net wt. cfn. SUPER SAVER 390 I CHOLERA IS KII.LKR BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (AP) More thsii persons died of cholera in Africa in Iho last two years, the African Of- fice of the World Health Organ- ization said here in its annual report. Prices Effective in Lethbridge Sept. 1 2. We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities. SAFEWA CANADA SAFEW ;