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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, September 9, 1972 Body viewed at Kaiispeii Patronage appointments man electoral machine KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) Flathead County slieriff-coron- er Curt Snydcr has cmpancllwl a preliminary to a possi- ble inquest into the death of a Canadian who died Wednesday o( injuries suffered earlier in a motorcycle crash near Hun- gry Horso Dam. Snyder said the Jury viewed the body of Richard C. Hall, 27, of Medicine Hat Friday. Authorities said he was a passenger on a motorcycle dri- ven by Hugh A. Campbell, 25, also of Medicine Hat. The vehi- cle crashed into a rock wall Sunday. Campbell was sentenced (o SO days in jail Tuesday after plead- ing guilly to a charge of druiik- en driving. Seeks divorce LOS ANGELES (AP) Hea v y w eig 11 t boxer Jerry Quarry has filed for divorce lo end his eight-year marriage. Quarry claimed irreconcilable differences with his wife, Mary Casey Quarry. Both are 27. IAS VEGAS TOUR NOVEMBER 18th (Transportation and Accommodations) DECEMBER 26th Palm Las Vegaj, Reno, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Pasadena Rene Bowl (Transportation and Accommodations) BOOK NOW AS TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST! NORTHERN BUS TOURS PHONE 327-3536 IETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Toun escorted by Steve F. OTTAWA (CP) The Oct. 30 federal election will cost t'ne taxpayer for each of tho eligible 13 million voters, with a big cluink of the total going to workers appointed by politi- cal patronage. But because of the pressures of only about two months between the elec- tion call and voting dale patronage appointments are tho only practical to man the electoral machine. The fountain of favor starts with the cabinet which appoints the 2G4 returning officers, one for each riding. Returning offi- cers hold their positions per- manently, although they are paid only at election time or when called lo Ottawa lor be- tween-election training courses. Paid according to the number 1 of eligible voters in the riding, they are guaranteed a min- imum of In the country's most populous Toronto-York-Scarborough with more than timing Officer Rosemary Clark should earn about for iier eight weeks work. In the more typically-sized riding of Brandon-Souris, with about eligible voters, He- turning Officer Alfred Wood stands to gain about In addition, election workers are 1 paid office and travel expenses. Names presented to the cabi- net for approval are usually submitted by a single cabinet minister or by the ruling [Yjrly's organization in the rid ing concerned. But there arc rare exceptions nnd In one re- cent ease a returning officer appointed by cabinet upon recommendation of an op- position MF. Jerry Yanover, the cabinet assistant responsible pre- liminary invesUgalion of nomi- nees for such appointments said yesterday that tha govern- ment tries to avoid obvious par- tisanship. The returning officer's func- tion demanded the respect of all parties and so the govern- ment, in making its approxi- mately HO appointments sinco 1958, has looked for "good, solid citizens." Of the 2M such citizens, only 33 are women. Mr. Yanover said the present government is working for a better balance of male and fe- male returning officer but the record shows only six more women in the position than there were in 1968. A major qualification of turning officers is lhat they are able to devote full-time effort to then duties during the election preparation. That's why most are self-employed professionals, businessmen or housewives. VOTE ONLY !N TIE Returning officers are prohib- ited from active political in- volvement and do not have the right to vole, except in the re- mote chance of a tie. The patronage flow gives the returning officer power to ap- point an election clerk to aid in administrative activity. The clerk's salary is set at 60 per officer, up to a maximum of Often, a returning officer names his wife as election clerk, making a federal election a lucrative family affair. Such nepotism is a blatant example of patronage that Mr. Yanover said the government clces not like lo see. But there's nothing illegal about it and it cannot be prevented except by amending the Canada Elections Act. Next in line are the deputy- reluming officers appointed by the returning officer to super- rise the actual casting of bal- lots at each polling station. The deputies get for the single day's work and they in turn ap- point noil clerks to assist them for J22. A separate stream of patron- age positions is involved wilt) the compilation of the voters lists which end up tacked on lelephone poles throughout ur- ban areas. The enumerators who collect the names of eligible voters in door-to-door travels are picked by the parties which finished first and second in the previous election. Working In from each enumerators are paid a basic phis 10 cents per name collected. There are between 175 and 350 voters in each enumerator's polling district. The pairing arrangement is designed to prevent an unscru- pulous enumerator from omit- ting the names of unfriendly voters or from adding fictitious names that could be used by il- legitimate voters on election day. With polling dislricls in Ihe country, and one pair of enumerators for each, Ihe par- ties have a huge stock of politi- cal plums, albeit small and not very Juicy ones, to hand.out to loyal workers. In 1968, enumeration cost the taxpayer more than million and it will probably rise to more than ?6 million this time because of higher rates of pay and an additional two million voters to be listed. A few weeks after the lists NOW... ALL TV SPORTS EVENTS TAKE ON AN EXCITING NEW DIMENSION... Remote today's new dimension in TV enjoyment! 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Ihe Bowl Games, NFL Football, curling, figure skaling. racing. Get your copy in Ihe TV Department of your nearest Eaton Store! EATON'S 2O" RCA AccuColor TV with Remote Control for only 0195 brought to you by Eaton's and RCA OFFER ENDS SEPTEMLJR 1STH. It's a man's world on TV at this lime ol year, when baseball, football, hockey, golf are al their colorful best. So, hurry down lo Eaton's and get in on this exclusive limited-time offer- color with remote control at a breakthrough price! The outstanding low price of 549.95 is possible only because Eaton's purchased the entire output ol this color TV model with remote conlrol unit from RCA. Here's a color TV, equipped with a push-button, five-function remole control lhat regularly sells for for a price you I mighl expect to pay tor this Quality color TV set alone! Act now never before has an offer like this been possible and il will end on September 16th, Available through an Eaton Stores and Catalogue Sales Offices. C7DS2OWR Entertainment, Second Floor Shop Eaton's Monday 9 a.m. to p.m.. BUY LINE 328-8811 Todgham questions auto standards WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) The president of Chrysler Canada Ltd. says it would be unreason- able for the Canadian govern- ment to adopt the "extremely strict" Urxted States standards for controlling automobile emis- sions. Hon W. Ted gharri made the comment in a speech Thursday in WinnipsR at the Windsor- based company's new cav in- troduction. Mr. Todgham said the North American automobile industry is not in a position to meet U.S, controls that are o be imple- mented in 1975-76. Ho said that automobile in- dustry officials will continue to press the U.S. and Canadian governments lo replace the pro- posed federal standards with less rigid emission regulations thqt have been developed in California. BOARD IS SATISFIED The Chrysler president said the California Air Resources Board is satisfied that to be imple- mented in eliminate the automobile as any threat to healh or the environmen. "From my point of view, it j does no seem reasonable for a country as vast as ours to adopt standards which are more stringent that (hose of a high-problem area such as Cali- fornia. "It is time for a serious re- examination of this whole issue, in view new data that is available on the causes and ef- fects of air pollution." Mr. Todgham s aid that if U.S. standards are adopted here, the Canadian public may face high economic and social costs to remove what may be an "insignificant fraction" of the remaining auto pollutants. "There are two reasons for questioning lha emission levels U.S. federal being pre- scribed for he said. "A great deal of scientific in- formation on the formation of pollutants has become available ince the standards estab- And secondly, it is the Federal tougher than California, which has one of the yorst air problems on the con- incnt." Listening post to be established Drug program dale delayed OTTAWA (CP) The Imple- mentation dale of a federal pro- gram to put tighter control on lie distribution of ampheta- mines has been set back to Jan. 1.-1973, it was announced today by the food and drug di- rectorate. The program, announced In February by Health Minister John Munro, was to have started Sept. 1. The directorate said in an In- formation circular, sent to drug manufacturers, wholesalers and licensed dealers, the original date did not allow enough time to amend amphetamine regu- lations and work out other de- tails. Under the program, regu lations will be changed to re- strict the use of amphetamines, plus phenmetrazine and phendi- melrazine, to the treatment ol narcolepsy and hyperkinesis in children, and such oher condi tions as may be recommendec by advisory panels on ampheta. mines. The changes also, will re- quire practitioners to notify the minister within a specified pe- riod of time of any prescription for such drugs. Prescriptions for periods ex cceding 30 days will require a diagnosis verification by a sec ond practitioner. nnecessary for tandards to be are posted, a team of revisors correct Ihe mistakes and adds names missed the first time around. The revision is conducted un- der the supervision of a local judge who receives no added y, but Ihe actual work is per- 'ormed by persins Mred by his appoinlment, usually lawyers who assume the title of substi- tute-revising officer. There arc substitute re- vising officers and they each name two revising agents to work under them at a flat fee of Their work is usually completed within three days. The substitute-revising officer [u'mself is paid per poll ivithin his district, making the average payment Maurice Villeneuve, assistant to Chief Electoral Officer Jean- Marc Hamel, said Friday that it is "impossible" to say ex- actly how much of the 1968 election cost ended up in the pockets of aopoinlees. He said Ihe information is not secret but inst can't be gleaned from the files while current election preparation is still underway. But the public accounts for 1930 show that more than million of election total went to cover salaries and expenses of returning officers and Ihe'r staffs and those in- volved in enumeration. Much of that, however, -was spent on rent and necessary suoolics. Mr. Hamel estimates that tbe cost of tills election will be be- tween million and million higher than in 1968 of the bigger voter roll and the ef- fects of inflation. EDMONTON (CP) The AI- jerta government plans to cs- .blish a "listening post" in Vashingion to collect inlorma- ion on international energy matters, Don Getty, intergoy- irnmental affairs minister, said lore. The listening post would act is an information source for he Alberta Government rather nan as a formal provincial of- ice in Washington, Mr. Getty aid. It would not be permil- cd to interfere with the "good ines of communication" that lave developed between Ottawa and Alberta in energy matters. Mr. Getty said Ihe provincial government too often has plan- ned a course of action in the energy field only to find it docs not have sufficient information. The listening post would be a source o f information that "may find out some dope that Ottawa doesn't know." He said he will discuss Al- berta's plans with Don Mac- Donald, federal energy minis- ter, in Edmonton Monday. The listening post could lo- cate in an office in Washington with an answering service or the person in charge could make periodic trips from Al- berta to the United States cap- ital to gather information, said. SALESMAN OF THE MONTH We are pleased to an- nounce that Hank Palfrey has achieved "Salesman of Month" for August. Our congralula tions are extended to Hank on hii fine accomplishment. HANK PALFREY FLEMING MOTORS 7th ST. AND 1st AVE. PHONE 32MJ9I MEMORIALS... By MASTER CRAFTSMEN Featuring IMPERIAL BLACK GRANITE Also BALMORAL RED AND OXFORD GREY GRANITE Largest Stock of Memorials in Southern Alberta In TABER Contact Mr. R. J. HUMPHRIES Humphriei Funeral Home You pay no whtn you buy from our dealers in your Or Our Head Office LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL TILE WORKS LIMITED 325 8th ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3920 ;