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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 10, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press thursday december 10, 1970 bitter struggle for Potter causes West German scandal by Joe Alex Morrisjr. Bonn special tons a fortnight ago. Hardly anyone had Elver heard of Karl g e 1 d n e a a balding master Baker from Bavaria. Today he is a celebrity. His name if not on everyone s lips graces the cover of West Ger Many s largest news Magazine and is the subject of at least two court cases. What propelled tin s obscure second rank politician into such prominence the answer the bitter be Hind the scenes and no holds barred struggle to unseat Chan cellar Willy Brandt s year old government the first socialist led regime in the 20-year history of the Federal Republic. Or. Brandt took office with an imaginative plan to wipe clean the slate of the past and launch West Germany into vigorous new Era both at Home and abroad. But there was from the Start a catch he needed the tiny free democratic party to give himself a barely workable 12-vote majority in the 496-seat bundestag the Federal Parlia ment. But for some of the 30 free democrats in parliament the switch from their traditional Al Liance with the Christian democrats Only to the socialists was too much. Three have deserted to the opposition ranks and or. Brandt s majority is now Down to six. This is where or. Geldner and the remaining free democrats in the bundestag come into the picture. Only three More depictions and or. Brandt history today military reversal saved Canada sometimes the tides of War change quickly. Early in 1918 after four years of stalemate on the Western front the germans broke through the Allied lines and nearly got to Paris. Then for reasons that Are still not Clear the attack stalled. The situation was reversed a few months later and the allies swept through the German lines and ended the War Canada was saved from being captured by the . In 1813 by a somewhat similar reversal. Early in the year the americans had captured York most of the Niagara Peninsula and the area from Windsor to London ont. The tide seemed to turn after Laura Secord s heroic action helped to defeat an american at tack on Beaver dam. Gradually the British Canadian Force in the Niagara Peninsula was strengthened and the americans found them selves under growing pressure. Some of it was psychological because they had men in Strong positions. Niagara Farmers and indians helped to spread fear among the americans by using guerilla tactics. Small groups foraging for food mysteriously disappeared. Stragglers were dec. 10, 1813, . General Mcclure decided to withdraw his troops to the american Side of the Niagara River. He ordered the inhabitants of Newark Niagara on the Lake to leave their Homes within two hours. They had to shelter in the Woods during a snowstorm while every build ing in Newark was burned to the ground. Then Mcclure led his troops into the . This cruel action disgusted some of the americans. A number of officers resigned their commissions in protest. A British Canadian Force took revenge before the year ended by sweeping the american Side and burning every building Between Black Rock and Buffalo. Other events dec. 10 1755 two ships carrying deported acadians Sank in Atlantic with 1200 lives prime minister Macdonald appointed Donald Smith to Jet As negotiator Between Federal government a Louis Kiel 1873 Gabriel Dumont was elected president of provisional government at Batoche 1880 House of commons studied contract Lor building . Transcontinental 1894 financial crisis in Newfoundland As two Banks failed 1904 Earl Grey succeeded lord Minto As governor general 1949 supreme court of Canada became final court of Law 1951 first session of partially elected Northwest territories Council at yellow knife 1954 causeway was completed Over Strait of Canso linking Cape Breton with remainder of Nova Scotia new Vine from has a built in look of to deftness. A needs is a Damp for . And an ooch Stoini Tai org. Van town i Cwm and stains comes v we loses his parliamentary majority. The temptation for the oppose t i o n has been great. Or. Geldner and reportedly an other dozen Ftp deputies have been subjected to intensive and by German standards any Way highly unethical court ship by elements of the opposition. For reasons and motivation still not fully Clear or. Geldner played along he accepted an advisory Post offered him by paper bag manufacturer Anton Beyer Worth More than Over the next four years. Or. Beyer is an eix Ftp col league who could t stomach the leftward trend in the party. He is a founding member of the National Liberal formed by right Wing Ftp politicians who broke with the party. Or. Geldner claims the was tied to a Promise by him to desert the Ftp and join Franz Josef Strauss Christian social Union the bavarian Branch of the Federal opposition. This is hotly disputed. What cannot be denied is that or. Strauss unwittingly played into a trap. He signed a state ment welcoming or. Geldner into his party ranks and pledging to secure a parliamentary seat for him in the next Federal election As Well. Or. Strauss also admits that the Contact work leading up. To or Geldner s crossing party Linos was conducted by the la. The result has been described As the biggest scandal in the Short history of the West Ger Man parliament. Nobody came out smelling exactly like a Rose least of All or. Geldner who describes himself As an honest tradesman and confirmed demo the scandal broke on Friday the 13th of november. In a one two punch the Csc proudly announced or. Geldner s Deser Tion to its cause and a few minutes later the Ftp and or. Geldner said it was All a ruse designed to show the world to what lengths or. Strauss and his boys would go to win their objective. There appears Little doubt that the Ftp had engineered the whole operation to discourage any further waver ers from deserting its ranks. At times this year the party has appeared perilously close to Disso Lution not the least when it was ousted from two state Parlia ments in local elections. The Geldner scandal broke week before bavarian state elections but its effect was not noticeable. Or. Struass party racked up impressive gains. The Ftp squeezed Back into the state parliament after four years in political limbo. 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