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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Voters confused by new ballots OTTAWA (CF) It appears that more ballots than ever be- fore were rejected in the Oct. 30 federal be- cause of confusion over the new ballot form. Checks in a number of rid- ings across the country show that the totals for rejected bal- lots, while no higher in some, rose drastically in others over the previous election in 1968. In Quebec, the separatist Parti Quebecois urged voters to abstain from voting or deliber- ately spoil their ballots as a re- jection of federalism. Although some voters com- plied, a cross-Canada survey by The Canadian Press indicates that the spoiled-ballot increase was not restricted to Quebec. There were exceptions, such as the Iv'ew Brunswick riding of Saint John-Lancaster where fewer spoiled ballots turned up than in 1968, but returning offi- cers in many ridings reported sharp increases. CITES SPACING Chief Electoral Officer Jean- Marc Hamel said ui an inter- view the spacing of candidates followed by large white have been a major factor. Most returning officers agreed. Instead of putting their X or other mark in the white circle at the side of the new black- bordered many voters apparently followed the old practice and placed it imme- diately after the printed name. Some marked it both places. Although voters were not re- stricted to an X in this election, but could use any dis- tinguishing mark they chose, ballots were declared void if marked anywhere but the circle. Most ridings had more eli- gible voters than 1968 but the proportion of rejected ballots still was far higher in many cases. In the Manitoba riding of Lin- coln, the total soared to from 324 in 1968. Vancouver Kingsway reported re- jected ballots, up from 269.. Oth- ers also up sharply included: Calgary South from 247, Peterborough 797 from 212, Niagara Falls from 261 and Malpeque, 2C1 from 85. A sampling of Quebec rid- ings, which included a number of provincial constituencies where a heavy separatist vote was recorded in the province's election, showed roughly similar increases, indicating the PQ anti-campaign had no dramatic effect. Some Quebec returning offi- cers said the PQ drive may have been a factor but the in- creases seemed largely the re- sult of confusion over the new ballot. The total in Drummond, whicii Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin won in official counting by just five votes, was compared with 324 in 1968. Other Quebec comparisons: Frontenac from 381, Chi- coutimi from 435, Lap- ointe from 408, Montreal Ahuntsic from Mon- treal Bourassa from Hull from 704. The PQ request that voters stay home from the polls as an- other form of protest appeared to have little significant effect in terms of voter turnouts. NFLD. TURNOUT LOWEST Seventy per cent of eligible Quebecers cast ballots com- pared to 74 per cent nationally. The lowest provincial turn out was 62 per cent in New- foundland while Prince Edward Island had the per cent. In Saint John-Lancaster, where the total of rejected bal- lots dropped, Returning Officer James O'Brien said a good pre- election advertising campaign helped eliminate confusion. Mrs. Jean Atkinson, return- ing officer for Calgary South, said there was no valid reason for errors. "There were pictures on the walls, in booths and on circu- lars showing a big X In the circle. People don't listen and they don't read." Mr. Hamel said "a case might be made in court" if the number of spoiled ballots was higher than the margin of the winning candidate. Song-and-dance man dies at 77 HOLLYWOOD (AP) Harry Richman, Broadway song-and- dajice man whose offstage ad- ventures matched the ex- citement of his show perform- ances, died Friday. lie was 77. The entertainer, who set the style for sophisticated singers in the 1920s and 1930s, had been in ill health in recent years. In October, 1972, he underwent neurosurgery and was in a Los Angeles nursing home. The cause of death was not imme- diately disclosed. One of the highest-paid per- German talks resume BERLIN (AP) Parallel dialogues on the status of di- vided Germany resumed in East and West Berlin today. The ambassadors of the Sec- ond World War's four victor powers met in West Berlin to discuss their rights and respon- sibilities should East and West Germany enter the United Na- tions. The chairman of today's four- power meeting, the eighth in two weeks, is the Soviet am- bassador to East Germany, Mikhail Yefremov. His Western counterparts are Martin Hillenbrand of the United States, Jean Sauvag- nargues of France, and Sir Nicholas Henderson of Britain, all envoys to West Germany. West German State Secretary Egon Bahr met with the three Western ambassadors before going to East German State Secretary Michael Kohl. Bahr said earlier questions of a fundamental nature still re- main to be resolved. He said his series of meetings could stretch to Monday. He is to 50 to Bonn Sunday to report to his government. formers In his heyday, Rich- man spent his later years qui- etly in a small house in nearby Bill-bank. He made up in style what he lacked in outstanding vocal timbre. His manner of selling a song with top hat and cane made him the most imitated of singing stars. His theme song was Puttin' on the Ritz, but some of the 400 others in his repertoire were written by himself: Muddy Wa- ter; I Don't Believe It, Say It Again; and There's Danger in Your Eyes, Cheric. During the 1930s and 1940s, Richman starred in Broadway and nightclub shows, on radio and phonograph records, but he made few movies' and never achieved stardom in that me- dium. FLEW THE ATLANTIC Hichman made headlines in 193G by flying the Atlantic in a plane with wings filled with thousands of table-tennis balls. He reasoned that the balls would keep the monoplane af- loat if it fell into the ocean. Richman and his pilot, Dick Merrill, flew to London from New York in 18 hou-s 38 min- utes. On the return flieht they were forced down off New- foundland and were rescued by ship. In 1935, Richman set a speed record for amphibian planes of 100.5 miles an hour, as well as an amphibian altitude record of 22.000 feet. Richman's romantic life also made news, particularly his af- fair with screen star Clara Bow. He said later that he gave her a Isotta-Franchini car for a wedding present, only to have her marry Rex Bell, cowboy star and later lieuten- ant-governor of Nevada. He married lesser-known women: chorus girl Yvonne Ep- stein in 1918; showgirl-heiress Hazel Forbes in 1938; dancer Yvonne Day in 1943. All the marriages ended in divorce. A son survives. SOME MIGRATE Some butterflies migrate just aa birds do, while others hiber- nate. Saturday, November 1972 THE IETHBBIDCE HtULD ORGAN TRANSPLANT The first group of Chinese doctors to visit Canada in 22 years watch Canadian doc- tors at Edmonton's University Hospital demonslrate an organ transplant technique. First in foreground is Dr. Wu Wei-Jan, head of the delegation. Unions court school staff MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Non-academic personnel at the University of Montana in Mis- soula are being courted by two labor unions the Montana Public Employees Association and the Retail Clerks Union. Executive director Tom Schneider of the Public Em- ployees Association says he hopes to organize all workers at the university who are on public payrolls. In addition, a representative of the retail clerks union says he hopes to organize about 985 clerical employees, food ser- vice and building maintenance workers. ALBERTA HOME INSULATION CO. Blown Fiberglos Insulation FREE ESTIMATES We caver S. Alberta and Eastern B.C. 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