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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, July 12, 1971 Political patronage still exists OTTAWA federal government has not yet elimi- nated political patronage in its advertising contracts, officials say. But the intention remains to do In 19CI1-G5, government depart- ments, agencies and Crown companies spent million I o r advertising, information services, public relations and other promotional malarial. The special report on govern- ment information services tabled in the Commons Nov. 4, 1969, recommended an end to the patronage system. "Government advertising is one of the last bastions of pat- ronage in Canada, a relic of an earlier age which has outlived its Prof. Otto Jack Firestone of Ottawa says in a recently published study made in connection with the commit- tee report. "It is based on returning a favor for a favor. Advertising agencies help a political parly and some of its leading figures during election time. ______ Pelletier admits marijuana interview OTTAWA (CP) Three years ago. Secretary of Stale Gerard Pelletier smelled mari- juana for the first time, but he has yet to sec i'.. Pelletier, interviewed on the CTV program Question Pro- gram for broadcast Sunday, de- scribed his encounter with the illegal substance: "It's not a thing I like to re- member, but I was talking in a party with a was in Montr'eal-and I suddenly Permits issued to cattlemen OTTAWA (CP) Permits have been issued to 569 cattle- men to import 896 cattle to Canada from Europe this year, the agriculture department an- nounced here. Successful applicants were gleaned from about 1.400 peo- ple wishing to import about cattle. Cattle will be im- ported from France, Switzer- land, Italy, Germany and Aus- tria. They will be quarantined on Grosse He, Que., and the French island of St. Pierre from four to six months before they are actually allowed to go to buyers. said 'did you smell something quite "And he said 'are you that naive at your This was three years ago. So I know what it smells like but I've never seen the thing." Mr. Pelletier was then asked if "at that point did you go out and call the RCMP and tell them that the law was being vi- olated at this "No, no." "The prime minister has often said that if you disagree with a law you change it. Otherwise you obey it. So a law was being violated before your eyes." "Well now, it was not before my eyes. It was before my nose though and I might even have been wrong." clean 10 miles of the river, will it make the river less clean than if it were cleaned by feder- STATES POSITION Mr. Pelletier said he would only favor legalization of mari- juana "if to my satisfaction il was scientifically demonstrated that it's not as dangerous as al- cohol or not more dangerous than alcohol." But, he said, "we havp no hai'd facts on which we car base our judgment. I would not. be comfortable making decision right now because i might be from what I've read much worse than alcohol." On the possible involvemen of separatists in Opportunities tor-Youth projects, he said: "If a group of separatists THINGS lo make things EASIER HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS AVAILABtE: Air Compressors, Air Conditioners, Air Mattresses, Roll, oway Cols Vibrator Belt, Bolt Cullers, Cor Stands, Car Top Carrier Cement Mixers, Stacking Chairs; Coffee Urns, Crow Bars, Dishes, Drills, Exercise Bike, Flame Thrower, Glassware, Hammer Drill, Appliance Trucks, Hedge Trim- hers Hoist and Crane, Hyd Jack, tadders, ,tawn Mowers, town Trimmers and Edgers, Post Hole Augers, Gear Puller, Sump Pumps, Roto Tillers, Rug Shampooer, Sanders, Electric Sows Silverware, Staplers, Seed Spreaders, Tents, Tow Bars, Sleeping Bags, Trailer Hitches, Utility Trailer, etc. For your RENTAL NEEDS call WARDS SERVICES LTD. 1712 2nd Avenue S. Phone 328-8775 36-storey building planned VANCOUVER (CP) Plans to build a 36-storey office build- ing with an estimated cost of more than million in down- town Vancouver were an- ncunced here by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Famous Players Ltd. and Henry Birks and Sons Ltd. T building will be on the block bounded by Georgia, Granville and Seymour streets. A joint statement said con- struction will begin next year and is expected to be completed in 1974. Total flcor space will exceed square feet. Imagine look ivho turned up PANMTJNJOM (Reuter) A Chinese delegate attended the Korean military armistice com- mission here for the first time in five years. China's withdrawal from the commission came shortly after North Korea declared an inde- pendent position in the Sino-So- viet dispute which led to strained relations between Pyongyang and Peking. The Chinese seat has been va- cant since 1966. Relations started improving in spring lest year when Chinese Premier Chou En-lai paid an official visit to North I Korea. "If the party is elected to of- fice, tlie agencies concerned are given a share of the advertising business of the government." LISTS ABUSES Prof. Firestone, a former offi- cial in the finance department, lists some of these abuses of the patronage system: do not put their best people en government ac- counts because the accounts are subject to cancellation after each election. government depart- ment which had an advertising agency assigned to it by pohti cal appointment found that the agency did not have anyone on its staff to do the department- ordered work satisfactorily. De- partment officials had to take over the advertising campaign, though tie agency was paid for n o t h e r department not. only wrote all the advertising copy but made arrangements fcr its publication in all Cana- dian daily newspapers. The agency in question was paid for professional services but prov- ided only a messenger and a bookkeeper. Prof. Firestone comments hat there is a cavalier disre- gard in seme departments for ,he taxpayer's dollar. They sometimes spent adver- ting funds alloled to them just )efore the fiscal year deadline hough they really had ncthing to say. STATES FINDINGS Though the Firestone study, 'or which the government .OCO. has some firm things _fn say about patronage, it also in- cludes such statements: with a bilingual and bicultural tradition, re- quires that some government advertising he in two lan- guages." Canada all political par- tie" use political advertising, with the largest amounts being spent during election cam- paigns." effectiveness of adver- tising diminishes as its believa- bility is reduced." essence of democratic government as it is understood in Canada is the requirement, of the government tc achieve the consent cf the governed." is a major means of communication with the public." advertising abroad is part of the Canadian total effort to communicate with the people of other countries." agencies main- tain that for advertising mes- sages to be effective, they must get the reader's, listener's and viewer's attention" ?rance stays out of NATO ranks A NEW DISNEY VENTURE TAKES PLACE The Cin- derella Palace serves as a backdrop for workmen who prepare the proper concrete "carpet" at Walt Disney World under construction near Orlando in central Florida. Bond prices lower TOP.ONTO (CP) Prices on the Canadian bond market moved lower in light trading last week. Federal, provincial and municipal government and corporate bond financing for the month of June 1971 totalled Sinatra dines with envoy in London LONDON (AP) Frank Sin atra, who has retired from show business, turned up in London the other day and dined out with United States Ambassador Walter Annen- berg and Mrs. Annenberg. Sinatra's daughter, Tina, WES there too, accompanied by actor Robert Wagner. The five spent the evening at Tiberio's, a restaurant in May- fair. The American singer didn tell reporters why he was i London. according to figure compiled by Wood Gundy Ltected to gross less than hal if the S2.4 million originally >redicted. Root rot has also hit pota toes, beans, peas, carrots, corn and lettuce in the Fraser Val e y. Cabbage, cauliflower jroccoli and radishes hav good quality, but are later than usual. About 40 per cent of the hay remains uncut, or is lying in fields with its nutrients leach- ed out by wet weather. nd its other North Atlantic al- ies, informed sources reported. The decision was transmitted in a letter from French Ambas- ador Francois Tricornot de lose to his colleagues on the >Jorth Atlantic Council. An in- ormed official said the letter aid France maintains its place n the alliance but would not oin in the NATO Integrated Communications System, or NICs. The letter was received May 26. "I don't know if it was the word integrated that put them one NATO official said. "If we had thought about it, we could have chosen another word." De Rose's letter is reported to :isve said the French govern- ment is going to improve its communications system and it will remain technically compatible with NATO's. This wculd make it easier for France to -join the integrated system at sc me future time. President Charles de Gaulle ilhdrew French forces from NATO's integrated commands in 1966, although French mem- bcrshin in the alliance contin- ued. One of dc Gaulle's strong- est supporters, Michel Debre, is France's minister of defence. NICs is one of two projects that 10 of NATO's European members are planning in an at- tempt to dampen U.S. criticism that the Europeans aren't doing enough for their own defence. The other project will provide Ix-lter shelter for military air- craft against attack. LITTER SIZE Mink young are usually born in April or May and there are usually five or six in a litter. SAVE 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT INUTB UFFLEB EATON'S Save One-Third! _ _ __ _ I v W Royal Albert Bone China Your favourite English bone china in a wide selection c All nff trip rpnular Dfices. For as long as the quantities last All priced one-third off the regular prices. of open stock pieces Reg. Price D'or Off Sale Price 1.83 1.33 1.50 1.83 3.63 1.33 1.83 7.16 7.16 8.63 7.16 10.83 2.66 8.16 8.16 2.66 1.83 3.96 1.43 Rose Memory Lane Off Reg. Price Sale Price 2.95 1.96 2.25 1.50 2.50 1.66 2.95 1.96 5.80 3.86 2.25 1.50 2.95 1.96 11.75 7.83 11.75 7.83 13.95 9.30 11.75 7.83 17.50 11.66 4.50 3.00 12.95 8.63 12.95 8.63 4.50 3.00 2.95 1.96 6.50 4.33 2.35 1.56 2.95 Country Roses Off ?eg. Price Sale 3.25 2.16 2.50 1.66 2.75 1.83 3.25 2.16 6.50 4.33 2.50 1.66 3.25 2.16 12.95 8.63 12.95 8.63 15.50 10.33 12.95 8.63 19.95 13.30 4.95 3.30 14.50 9.66 14.50 9.66 4.95 3.30 3.25 2.16 7.00 4.66 2.50 1.66 3.25 10.75 Platter Sugar and Cream Mua SHOP EATON'S TUESDAY 9 A.M. TO P.M. FOR THESE ROYAL ALBERT SPECIALS. BUY UNE 328.6011 ;