Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE September Some ballots spoiled intentionally OTTAWA (CP) A total of voters spoiled their ballots in the last general election and all but "a few dozen" did so because they wanted to, says Chief Elec- toral Officer Jean-Marc Hamel. "The decision of Parlia- ment to change the ballot was a good Mr. Hamel said in an interview Wednesday. Changes in the ballot for the July 8 election included providing a bigger circle for the voter to mark his choice and elimination of any white space between the candidate's name and party affiliation. The general form of the black and white ballot, first used in 1972, was set by Parliament. Candidates' names are printed in a white oblong space and beside each name is a white circle in which the voter makes his mark. In the 1972 election, some printers left too much white space in the oblong designated for the names, and some voters put their mark there, rather than in the circle. That spoiled their ballots. Sherwin-Williams paint prices take a September fall House recall urged Conservative leader Robert Stanfield (bottom) told newsmen in Ottawa Wed- nesday he wants Parliament recalled in view of the latest cost-of-living increase. Ed Broadbent, parliamentary leader for the NDP said the latest cost-of-living figures, which showed a one-per-cent increase in the August consumer price index, show inflation is as bad in Canada as in most other Western countries. Canada Year Book off press OTTAWA (CP) Did you know that what Jacques Car- tier regarded in 1534 as "les diamants du Canada" were nothing more than quartz? Or that in 1971. a total of 114 spinsters over the age of 65 were married for the first time15 That information and reams more is wrapped up m the 1973 edition of the Canada Year Book, released Wednesday This year, the Statistics Canada reference book has been given a new shape, size and look in order to cut costs and simplify the presentation of material. Editor Edna Ralston said in an interview that the size of the pages was inches by 9% inches, com- pared with six by nine inches in in an effort "to reduce the weight of the thing." "The thing" now weighs in at about 3% pounds, about a pound less than the 1972 edition Although the number of pages have been cut by about 500 to Mrs Ralston said that the amount of text remains nearly the same The reduction was made possible by increasing the page size, switching to a photocopying printing process that squeezes more, yet larger-sized, letters on a page and by a cut in the number of graphs and charts. Many charts that appeared in older editions of the book have been combined, others have been condensed and some have been dropped altogether. Mrs Ralston said total cost of printing the English copies and French copies will be about the same as last year, about Of the to- tal, about 15.000 are usually sold The rest are given away. Cost of the 1973 year book is up 50 per cent, to ?9 a copy. Last year, books could be bought in hard cover for and in paperback for There were no paperbacks printed this year. Mrs Ralston said the statis- tics bureau will wait to see how many complaints they get before deciding whether to publish m paperback again next year. Despite the abundance, much of the material in the book is outdated None of the statistics are more recent than 1972 Although efforts were made to put the book out as quickly as possible. Mrs. Ralston said a number of things cropped up to cause delay. All the material must be translated; all statistics must be double- checked, the switch to a new type of printing produced new problems. The Victorian Order of Nurses Nurse Louise Laqua of The Victorian Order of Nurses is shown here giving ther- apy to Donalda Enckson in her home. V.O.N. Nurses are on call 24 hours of the day. The Victorian Order of Nurses is a United Way agency. From the funds received in the 1973 campaign it received Give generously during this year's campaign Sept. 16 Oct. 16 Your United Way contribution helps 14 other agencies in addition to V.O.N. United Way contributions can be mailed to: The Lethbridge United Way 1120 7th Avenue South Lethbridge, Alberta (Contributions will be acknowledged by official receipts.) Now until September 30th, at participating paint, hardware and department stores, home improvement centres and all Sherwin- Williams stores. Choice of ultra-white and over 500 colors made from white bases.___ You pay no more than Gives sc tough, smooth You pay no more than] a a Canada's favorite interior, latex. a You pay no more than a QQ Great for -Lbathrooms and a SO39 a kitchens. Kem-Glo seivll-GtOSS ENAMEL walls m SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Co. Of UUItfO 'Bases under-filled to allow for addition of colorant. See label for contents. Sherwin-Williams 4247th LMhbridge. Alto. Phone 3284408 Cahoon Lumber Co. Ltd. Pincher Creek Co-op Ltd. AIM. Cellii Building A Supplies Coletram, AIM. Phone 563-3731 Magrath Trading Co. Lumber Co. Milk River, Paint Wall Covering 321 6th Street S_ Lethbridge. Alto. Phone 327-8321 Campbell Hardware Picture Creek Co-op Lumber Feed Pincfwr Crook, Afttx Erskine ft Son Hardware Allied Hardware Fort Mactood, AIM. Revelttoke Companies Ltd. 3rd Are. LMihpridoje, Alto. Phone naraware Fort Mtttood, AIM. Bow Island Hardware Sow Co-op Ltd. Jackson Bros. Hardware Ptneher Creek, AIU. Bird Building Supplies 113-13 SIN. Lethbridge. Alto. Phone 32S-MSO M ft E Hardware Roger's Hardware Ltd. Phone 223-2052 North American Lumber Co. Ltd. Phone 223-22U Revelstoke Companies Ltd. Phone 223-2424 Pass Home Electric Center Cciltman. Alto. Raymond Mercantile Ltd. Phone Barton Motors Ltd. North American Lumber Co. Ltd. Sow Mend, AIM.