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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Seplenibor 20, (HE Lt.rtBnlDGE HERALD 37 Minority candidate? John Schmitz boldly sees 20 million votes By TOM TIliDE NEW YORK (NF.A) The aide to John C. Schmitz will only allow press interviews with his man on one condition. That John G. Schmitz not be referred to as a minority can- didate for president. "John G. says the aide, "is not one of these nuts. John G. Schmitz is not one of these peo- ple nobody ever heard of, who comes along every four years to run for this or that office. Now. What do you say? If you don't call him a minority can- didate I can get you right in." Agreed. Enter. First question then: Who in blazes is John G. Schmitz? According to his biography, John G. Schmitq, the American party candidate for president (what is the American bom 42 years ago in Wisconsin, is a lame duck congressman from Richard Nixon's home dis- trict, is a lieutenant colonel in the USMC Reserve, once taught anticommunism in a school for military pilots, has been named "Statesman of the Year" by We The People (who is We The is married to the for- mer Mary E. Suehr (pronounc- ed has seven children John, Joseph, Mark, Kay, The- resa Ann, Elizabeth, Louise, Phillip and does not believe in abortion. SPOIL CHANCES He also has a moustache, which, even it he isn't a minor- ity party candidate, may spoil his chances for this election, be- cause nobody will vote for a man with a moustache. Look at Tom Dewey; millions did, and voted for Harry Truman. But never mind this drivel. John G. Schmitz probably wouldn't have voted for Dewey either. Not be- cause Dewey had a moustache, but because John G. Schmit'i hasn't really favored any presi- dential candidate since 1956. That was the year he voled for T. Colemau Andrews, o[ the Constitution party, who lost so badly nobody remembers if he had a moustache or not. Let's get on with it. says John G. Schmitz, "I'm in the major leagues. I regard the Ameri- can party as the second party. George Wallace was right: The Republicans and the Democrats are just two wings of the same party, Socialist party. Last election, the American party (Wallace) polled 10 million Totes. It looks this year like we'll get IS or 20 million. Does that sound like I'm a minority candidate? I'll tell you this, I think more people will vote for Bedding down is actually bedding up t J- _! BK.DDING DOWN will be bedding up In NASA's narih- niliiling Skylali in 10J3, as demonstrated by Charlcj Conrad Jr., 42, coni- mr.nd thr mission. Tho "practice11 is progressing at K'onslon. Tex. Tliis setup Keep him from floating around in weightlessness. me this year than (or George McGovern." BELIEVABLE Were it not John G. Schmitz sitting there on the couch, neat and trim, sounding confident, were it instead George Wallace sitting there the words could be believed. George Wallace, after all, is the American par- ty. (George could tor the Floabite party and get 10 million voles.) But the Ala- bama governor is sitting this election out, in a wheelchair, the victim of a would-be assas- sin's gun. And regardless of how John G. Schmitz tries working harder than shy candi- date; since 1 was nominated I've really been re- gardless of his claim lo major billing, he is in fact merely an unknown Wallace substitute. John G. Schmitz boasts this. And John G. Schmitz demands that. But the question remains: Who in blazes is John Sehmilz? He is, he says, a man con- cerned about America. flunks the country is going to the dogs, or, more specifi- cally, the socialists. He looks at the platform promises of the Republicans and the Demo- crats and his stomach turus. he says, "phony as a professional wres- tling match." He can't under- stand the way things have gone. What in hell has happen ed lo people? "Wlien T was a kid I didn't know what conser- vatism or what liberalism was My parents only taught right from wrong. Narcotics? We didn'l worry about that. We weren't taught that you had to go to a pot party to be sociable were just taught that you had to be good." ONE CONCEPT He grew up under that con cept. (A fair one, by the way) And it wasn't until college tha he started wondering why eryone didn't follow the same street. "1 remember people talking about Joe McCarthy All Uiese things were beinj said. All this fuss. So I de- cided to look into it myself, read everything about Joe Mc- Carthy T could get my hands on. What was Joe McCarthy doing? It became clear to me. What he was doing was trying to save Schmitz; be- came political then. And he be- gan to tell the world. he recalls, "was not golden It was yellow." His lurch to tlie right was quick and total. "In the Ma- he says, proudly, "I was considered an expert on anticommunism." He eight years active duty, got out, got a teaching job in a Cali- fornia college, got into the John Birch Society, then into the state legislature, then into the U.S. Congress (in June of 1970, In a special election to fill a death vacancy) and finally into presidential politics. My gosh, he says, it all hap- pened so fast. "I can remember years ago when I would have dearly toyed to have a real choice in a presidential elec- tion. Now I am the choice.' He sits back into his couch. While shirt. After shave lotion He is slightly nervous. His thoughts jump track often. He looks at his interviewer as if to ask if he's doing all right because, after all, he's not jus a minority candidate. CANDID Is he doing all right? Hard t tell. He is, at leaSi, candid. He is flatly against abortior is murder, it can'i be lie un questionably, marijuana, schoo busing (iori't want to pu people together or pull them gun control, welfar for tlie able bodied, and, as ha every politician since Washing ton was a whelp, lax loopholes He supports the local pouce consumer protection, nationa sovereignty (the UN is verj the Monroe Doctrine atomic stockpiling. Are there 20 million voter who feel the same? Are ther 30 or 40 million? Well, there nt least one. His name is Frank Frank is a songwriter. And h recently gave the Schmitz cam paign the following rouser fo pep rallies: "Get out tbo vo for John C. Schmitz boys. out the vote for Johnny Hcj Fight, light, fight for John G Scbmitz. Get out the vote fo the Frank, by th way, has a mustache, too. JOHN SCHMITZ 'more people wilt for me this yecc than George McGovern' Population control Learning a lesson or two from Japan TOKYO nomic" reasons. Officially recorded abortions climbed from in 1950 to in 19.55. The official figure grad- ually declined to less than a million in 1962. It was 732.000 in 1970. Medical sources estimate un- recorded abortions at 500.000 In a million a year. Thus total abortions could be near the number of births, in 1971. Population experts and gov- ernment officials agree that Ja- pan's population growth would have doubled had- it not been for so many nrlificalty terminated pregnancies. On the other hand, surveys conducted by the government and private organizations show almost all married women use contraception, excluding thosft who do not need it because of pregnancy or thosi who wait lo become pregnant. Injuries fatal CALGARY (CP) Adriannu 60. died in hospital 1 from injuries suffered Sept. 9 i in a car-pedestrian accident In 1 the north-west >ection. ON SALE: SEPT. TO 23rd PANTY HOSE LADIES' STRETCH NYLON BRIEFS KRESGE SPECIAL SOUTH MAID CROCHET COTTON KRESGE SPECIAL Pretty feminine colours! Elasticired waist and legs. Double gusset, One size. Mercerized. 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