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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 LETHBRIDGE HERAIO Saturday, May 26, 1973 Parliament spending control emphasized 6j Henderson By VICTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The steady ero- sion of parliamentary control over government spending is emphasized again by the retir- ing auditor general Maxwell Henderson in his final report to TOrliament. He has been pound- ing home this point repeatedly and by his persistent criticisms and attacks aroused the antago- nism of the government. Ruggedly independent Mr. Henderson v.as just as doggedly outspoken v hen the Progressive Consenathes were in power as he has been during the Libsral I ins; t'.z He pulled no punches in his last bout. If an> thing he was even tougher. He has been sounding a warning for some time that parliament's effective control over the vast ex- penditures by the government is slipping badly. He cited chapter and verse as he sets out ex- ample after example in his re- port of waste and extravagance. The over-burdened Canadian taxpayer, who has just finished handing ever his final payments for the year 1972 will not be hcppy to learn that Ottawa spent an cs'ima'.ed and got norhmg in return. These are labelled non-productive regimes in the past decade The j ri the report. Tlv initial Conservative unhnppmess i 39C page book is packed with has given to one of stronc I case after case of wasteful and ir efficient federal spending. Steaculy the government ex- hd'Tied and support as the sought to continue to soar, to the billion dovngrade the office and ignore i penditures its chief and his critiques. nan1 close Mr. Henderson after 13 years j mark in office retired March 31, turn-' JMr. Henderson reiterates that If you can wait days Blow the whistle on a not of rip-roaring bargains from an inventory of millions of dollars' Shoppers Stoppers start Thursday, May 31 Simpsons-Sears one of the most important con- trols exercised by parliament over public expenditure is its requirement that all estimates of expenditure submitted to it shall be for the services coming in the course of payment during the fiscal year. His last report is for the fiscal year TJ71-72. He makes the point that this ccntrol is seriously weakened when funds are credited to special accounts to be available for spending in future years. At March 31, 1972 funds available without further reference to parliament to meet ex- penditures for services coming in course of payment sub- sequent to that date, which would normally be paid from future year's appropriations, to- talled compared with at March 31, 1971. He also points out that six ap- propriations totalling WO did not lapse at the year- end, but may be disbursed in a subsequent fiscal year because ths vote wording in the Appro- priation acts provides for pay- ments in the current and sub- sequent fiscal years. This prac- tice- is a very bad one. he sug- gests Cement city i By this practice asking par- liament to appropriate funds are not required for serv- ices coming in course of pay- ment during the year, but which are to be spent in sub- sequent fiscal years as well as i in the current year, also serves j to weaken parliament's control over spending. The opposition has noted this warning and will raise it in the house. The expenditures of public money, that is the taxpayers' money, now are three times j LONDOK The Labor; W. R. Stott of the Labor party Party standing in the 630-seat larger than they were a decade ago. An incredible swift ex- Slashes of concrete across face of central Vancouver, twin spans of new Georgia Viaduct, carry automobiles whizzing to and from city's core. Concrete bridges and con- crete towers dominate the scene, with green relief of Stanley Park beyond. pansion in a relatively short pe- riod of Liberal administration- liberal in more ways than one. j The number of employees on the federal payroll which in j 1961-62 was 330.000 reached 1000 in 1971-72. Mr. Henderson (states it could -ueli reach in 1973-74 on the basis of Labor party wins seats party held the two seats con-1 was the winner in Westhoughton Commons now is: Con- tested in byelections Tnursdav. i with votes. The Con- j recently tabled 1 11 at year. estimates for increasing its lead over the Conservatives in both cases. In West Brcmwicb. Labor's Better Boothroyd was elected with 15 907 votes, followed b; Conservative Bell with 7582. Martin Webster of the right-win National Front had 4.- 739 and independent Joshua Churchman 1.616. servative's Dr. C. A. Unsworth received and Democratic Socialist J. B. O'Hara 335. servatives 326, Labor 286, Liber- als E, Independents 7 and the speaker who does not vote. There are two vacancies. 'in the 1970 general jveteran Pllote wil1 mto efl cction contest. Labor had 23.-1 i" the United States Nov. 1. and Conservatives I upgrade flying skills to handle Tighten rules for pilotc the larger and faster aircraft produced in recent years, all pi- lots must take a flight review every two years. Currently there is no such requirement for pilots of small planes. WASHINGTON (AP) New rules which could ground some effect To Coyote menace reduced EDMONTON (CP) Alber- ta farmers lost 67 per cent less livestock to coyotes in 1972 than the previous year although the total coyote population in- creesed, says Dale Alsager, su- pervisor of animal damage for the province. He said an agriculture de- partment survey showed a loss of and sheep in 1972, down from and 560 sheep in 1971. The decrease is attributed to better coyote management techniques, the spread of mange, a disease affecting coy- otes, and a warm winter in which coyotes could survive on natural foods. I I Government workeri have virtually stopped the indiscrim- inate killing of coyotes, said Mr. Alsager, and have concen-. trated on eradicating only the "killer resulting in an increase in the total coyote population. Found dead WEST MILTON, England (AP) Kenneth Allsop, 53, was found dead of unrevealed causes here. A well-known tele- vision interviewer and former rector of Edinburgh Univer- sity, Allsop was an author and critic. LATE MODEL TRUCK AUCTION to be held at Hat Livestock Auction Co. Ltd. Medicine Hat, Alta. 1 mile south of Airport on Hwy. 3 Saturday, June 2, p.m. Lunch available Terms Cash Shewing of units from 8 a.m. to 12 noon 1970 Chevrolet '50' series 3 ton truck, 350 V8 motor, 5 speed transmission with new 16 ft. steel box and hoist; 1970 Chevrolet 30 series 1 ton truck, 307 V8, with duals, new T x 9' steel box and hoist; 1969 Ford '500' diesel truck with 5 speed transmission with 1971 30 ft. Whiteliner gooseneck triple axle flatdeck trailer with 750 x 16 8 ply tires; 1969 Chevrolet '50' series 3 ton truck, 350 V8 motor, 5 speed transmission with new 1ft ft. box and hoist; 1969 Chevrolet '40' senes truck with 350 V8, 4 speed, new 8' x 12' steel box and hoist; 1969 Chevrolet '30' series truck with 292 motor, new 7' x 9' steel box and hoist; 1965 International 1800 series truck, 5 speed, rear axle, 1000 lires, 20 ft. steel box, Renn hoist, stockracks with divider, tag axle with hydraulic lift; 1964 Ford '600' series truck with V8 motor, 5 speed, 15 ft grain box and hoist; 1971 CMC 6500 series tandem truck, 900x20 tires, 427 V8 with MT 6-42 Allison automatic trans, PS, PB, 10 yd. gravel box, low mileage, 1960 White freightlmer cab and chassis, 220 Curnmings diesel, motor runs, balance of unit needs work; 1938 Chevrolet Vz ton truck, cab and chassis, runs good; 1963 CMC 1 ton truck, 292 motor, dual wheels, grain box, hoist and stockracks. MISCELLANEOUS 18 ft. new leader bulkmaster feed box, 60 in. sides, 10 in. augers, overhead discharge auger 1a-p in good cond.; 14 ft. motor boat with 40 h.p. motor and tilt trailer; 14 ft. anchor fibre glcss fishing boat, almost new; 1200 gal. 3 compartment truck mount fuel tank; 25 new fuel road tanks, 20 gal and 35 gal. sizes with brack- ets; 16 ft. Kirschmann fertilizer attachment, used very little. SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS SCHLENKER AUCTION SERVICE Office located at HAT LIVESTOCK AUCTION NO 3 HIGHWAY, MEDICINE HAT, AITA. Brenf Schlenker Alta. and Sask. bonded wVnn Sturm Phone 527-2814 Service Shop these specials at... THESE SPECIALS IN EFFECT ONLY AT CENTRE VILLAGE IGA-LETHBRIOGE Monday and Tuesday, May 28th and 29th FREE DELIVERY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL CLOSING TUESDAY, MAY 29th GRILLTIME BRIQUET! CAMPFIRE OR KRAFT MARSHMALLOWS 11 oz. pkgs. NABOB COFFEE Golden Ripe Reg. Grind 1-Ib. bag STRAWBERRIES Pint Baskets CUCUMBERS MEDICINE HAT Fresh From Our In-Store Bakery Grade B or Utility 7-10 Ib. average Ib. ;