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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 38 THS IETHBRIDGE HERAIO Wednesday, 20, 1972 The campaign Stanfield's personality now an asset By TOM VICTORIA (CP) It was caraei-man Ray Gravelle's 25th birthday and there wiis Robert Stanfield, standing in Hie aisle, of his chartered campaign jet, handing him a piece of special- ly ordered cake and leading members of the media gang in "Happy Birthday." It's the sort of thing Bob Slan- field does naturally, the sort of thing that makes him an attrac- tive man to those who meet him no mailer what their political leanings might be. After his first week of cam- paigning for the Oct. 30 federal election, travelling from Nova Scotia to Britisli Columbia whero he campaigns today, it Is apparent that Conservative party strategists ore making the most of their leader's personal- ity come through. So his opening campaign week has seen a siring of coffce-and- doughnut sessions, gatherings of a hundred or so in community halls or on the main streets of small communities, strolls along streets or through shopping pl.izas. But at the same time, Mr. Slanficld's message is that the election isn't a personality con- test but should be decided on the issues and the four-year rec- ord of Prime Minister Tmcleau's Liberal government. Jle gels it across in the usual- ly brief speeches he makes lo news conferences, usually held whenever the campaign reaches a major community, at the new large scale rallies in- cluded in the tour, at the coffee parlies before he circulates among the crowd. There is usually a regional flavor to these policy state- ments. In Nova Scotia, he said the government's efforts to overcome regional economic disparity are being frustrated by that same government's fin- ancial and transportation poli- cies. A Conservative govern- ment would act to "reduce the barrier of distance" as reflected in transportation costs. At Kenora, the resort centre in northwestern Ontario, be said a better transporlalion syslem would spur lourism. At Regina, he outlined his party's farm policy, including higher floor prices for grains, improvement of transport and handling faci- lities to get it to foreign mar- This Saturday In Weekend Magazine kcts and government financial aid to keep the family farm from disappearing. Unemployment at G.7 per cent of the labor force in Aug- ust was mentioned every- where. Mr. Stanfield said it is "cor- roding the souls" of those who have heen unable lo gel work for long periods. H was placing a heavy, burden on those who are Vvorking and must pay for the welfare and other programs to help the unemployed. He wants personal income fax cuts to the economy and produce more jobs. At Thunder Bay, Ont., he ac- cused Mr. Trudcau of practis- ing "chicken socialism" by giv- ing the impression "that those who are able to work aren't msking much more contribu- tion to the country than thoso who arenH working." NEW NOTE Either Mr. Trudeau was try- to impose some form of soc-. ialism on the country or he was trying to "get results from this election at the expense of the working people." As the campaign moved Into Saskatchewan, where New Dem- ocrats and Conservatives in 19G8 divided the seats except for one taken by the Liberals, Mr. Stanfield sounded a new note. He said there is no chance the NDP can form the next na- tional government and those who feel that the "Trudeau gov- ernment must go" should vote Conservative. "We are the al- lie kept repeating as the campaign moved through the wheat belt communities of Fort Qu'Apellc, Indian Head and Weyburn, and a vote for an NDP candidate would be "simply a protest vote." In Calgary, whore his only campaign event was a news conference, he said a Conserva- tive government would adopt rales of conduct lo avoid any conflict of an MP's personal business interests with his dut- ies as a legislator. Mr. Stanfield said such rules should also apply to top-level public servants. He had not thought out Just how far down tha structure of tha public service they should apply but he would like to see a parliamentary committee in- vesligale the mailer and make recommendalions. What makes Daniel Ellsberg iight? Man's responsibility outweighs the risks Groat Railway Is Born Laying two thousand miles of steel across a continent in just five years was an incredible achievement in the 1880s. In Weekend Magazine this Saturday, historic photographs from Pierre Bertori's latest book, The Great Railway Ulustrateo, tell the story of engineering the birth of cities, and hardships endured. Shorter Work Weeks Nearly 300 Canadian companies and about 3.000 in tne US have made the switch to a shortened work week. Susan Carson explains the advantages and disadvantages. News-Making New Coats Audrey Gostlin previews one of the prettiest coat crops in years complete with color photos by Viktor von Maderspach. Middle Age Menace Men change surprisingly during their adult years and often suffer great emotional turmoil. Susan Carson talks to experts on the subject. Newfoundland's "Mr. Hockey" Ten times more Newfoundland youngsters than ever before ere playing hockey, and good hockey, because of the special teaching method of former Toronto Maple Leaf Howie Sleeker. Andy O'Brien reports on how Meeker resurrected the game. Party Time Fare In Weekend Magazine this Saturday. Margo offers recipes for Pink Lady Cake, and Checkerboard Party Cake both sure to olease your most critical ciuests. The LctKbridge Herald DANIEL ELLSBERG 'I had been wiling to take the risk of killed for my country I Was 111 tllP Mar in me mai when I went to Vietnam for the defense depart- ment. It didn't strike me as an extraordinary to take By HALl'H NOVAK NEW YORK (NEA) The horns or the crown of thorns or the halo you might expect to see topping Daniel Ellsberg's head aren't there. Instead, there is just thick, swirling, greying hair, stylishly but conservative- ly cul. And Ellsberg sits quietly in- sisting, in effect, that it is no big thing to maka tha classified Pentagon Papers public, to label all the American presi- dents from Truman through Nixon as to be com- pared to everybody from Bene- dict Arnold to Nathan Hale, in- clusive. "People like to make me out as some kind of nut or fanatic or a knocker. who can't find anything right with Ellsberg says. "It makes it eas- ier for them lo dismiss what I say that way." What he says is lhat U.S. in- volvement in the war in Viet- nam is criminal and should be stopped, and he has been saying it with increasing frequency since last summer, when he ad milled that it was he who hac given to the New York Times the top secret Pentagon Papers a government sludy of Ameri can participation in the war ori ginaily commissioned by Secre- tary of Defense Robert Me Namara. BUREAUCRAT Until last yaar, EUsberg had been just another bureaucrat, a Harvard graduate with a doc- torate in economics, a former Marine officer, an enthusiastic supporter of the Vietnam war working for the Defense and Stale Departments as a con- sultant during the buildup of the American presence from 1964 to 1968. Since the Pentagon Papers conlroversy, he has become a celebrity of the antiwar move- ment, publicly accusing himself because of his participation in the planning of the war, literal- figuratively "mea wearing a hair these risks now.' front. He Is being tried In Los An- jeles on federal charges of es- lionage and theft of government property but that trial has been ccessed at least until October, Bending a U.S. Supreme Court lecision on the legality of gov- irnment wiretapping of one of Jllsberg's attorneys. Meanwhile, the passion with vhich he has ttoown himself nto tlie peace crusade has irouscd criticism of his mot- ves. ClIIDED Conservative commentat o r iVilliam F. Buckley Jr. whoso magazine, National Review, chided Ellsberg for touring "the radical chic circuit" accused Ellsberg of acting with "extra- ordinary and indulg- ing himself in a holier-than-lhou attilude when Ellsberg appear- ed on Buckley's "Firing Line" lelevision program. "I happen to Buckley said, "that there is no warran for us to proceed on the assump tion that everybody who hat been involved in governmen with the exception of you anc your friends is ignoble and thai you are noble." Even the far more sympa thetic Murray Kempton wrote in reviewing Ellsberg's n e book, "Papers on the War" "That we have overlooked Ells berg, the analyst, may to degree be a fault of Ellsberg the wandering evangelist." Ellsberg's book is in fact ai Tnpersonal study of the origins of the war that is only secondar :ly concerned with his own con version, which dates back t 1969 (when he firx began try ing to publicize the Papers which he had worked on through Its mai thesis is that the United State, has not become involuntaril bogged down in the war a the traditional "quagmire" an logy would have it. Rather, Ell berg argues, each America president from Truman on ha because of short term poli' cal considerations, taken step lie knew would involve more deeply In the war wit out accomplishing anythii while he mouthed platitud iout making South Vietnam, fe for democracy. The first rule of presidential :cision making since 1949, EHs- ;rg contends, has been: "Do >t lose Soulh Vielnam to Com- unlst appear like- to do next ection." His argument Is documented nd reasoned well enough to ake it at least worth exam- ting and it is in no way pro- Cong or North Vietnam, ct Ellsberg has had to spend lore lime defending his per- onalily and loyalty than he has s ideas, and he lias had enough racticc at it that he now de- inds with a counlerallack. "People somelimes ask me elected me to make the entagon Papers he ays. "Well, whoever said presi- ents could lie to the American eople about murder being cora- iltted in Asia? "When I finally understood vhat was happening, I decided 0 use what I had learned in lelping to light the war to help get us out. I realized that there fere risks involved the pros- lect of having to go to jail and te separalcd from my wife is omething I thought about for a long time but I had been rilling to take the risk of being killed for my country when I vas in the Marines and when went to Vielnam for the De- fense Department. It didn't strike me as an extraordinary thing to take these risks now." ULTERIOR MOTIVE Critics seeking ullerlor mo- lives charge EHsberg with lust- ing for glory, money and-or a ivay to expunge his guilt feel- ing (he makes frequent refer- ences to Nazi war crimes and Hie Nuremberg He ex- plains his personal ambitions Iliis way: "I feel lhat I was foolish but 1 have no conscious guilt feel- ings. I do feel a sense of res- ponsibility, though. And whllo I knew 1 couldn't end the war, I did have some Information that I thought might help end it. Not everybody has that op- portunity or challenge and I knew I couldn't respect myself if I didn't do what I could. 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