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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, April i9, i9, J QUEEN COMES TO AID THE 'LITTLE MAN' LONDON (AP) Henry rranklin won his six-year battle bureaucratic red tape Wednesday, but only with the ielp of the Queen. It was the first time in 120 vears that a British monarch lad intervened in the courts in common law case and com- manded, "let right be done." As a result, hundreds of in- vestors, large and small, can jxpect help too. Like Franklin they now are eligible to collect interest payments on Rhcdesian stock. These pay- ments got lost in a political squabble and have been with- ield for years. Franklin, once a colonial gov- ernment transport minister in Rhodesia, was awarded as the interest due iim on the six-per-cent Rhode- aan stock he owns. The High Court ordered the Bank of England to pay the money out of the Southern Rho- desian government funds frozen ihere. Franklin, 66, has retired from government service and now writes novels and radio plays. Legal costs in the court case were many times the award he Snally got. But he fought the :ase on principle, and with fi- nancial help from other stock- holders. Trouble began in November, 1965, when the white minority government of Premier Ian Smith unilaterally declared Britain's former colony of Southern Rhodesia an independ- ent nation. Britain refused to recognize that independence before prog- ress was made toward black Af- rican majority rule in Rhodesia. The British froze the Rhpdesian government funds held in Lon- don. Rhodesia responded by re- fusing to pay interest to British stockholders. The stockholders, many of them pensioners and people of small means, were caught in the middle. Two years later he began court proceedings in Britain. The breakthrough came last October when courts ruled Franklin could present a "peti- tion of right" to the Queen, common law form in disuse for more than a century. Queen Elizabeth personally signed Franklin's petition and sent it to the High Court which ordered the interest paid. The decisions opens the way for the payment of interest worth some 150 million million) to other stockholders. Unemployment commission needs better public image vivpAiiM Arfoi- in. pinimants hnvp said in thosf> reeeivins unemolovment ooeration to this end between the main comnlaint of manv Affpr OTTAWA (CP) After in vestigating charges that the Unemployment Insurance Com- mission (UIC) is unfairly de- priving claimants of unemploy- ment benefits, the UIC advisory committee has recommended that the commission "should pursue a more aggressive pro- gram of public relations." "There is evidence that the media have failed to portray the operations of the Unemploy- ment Insurance Commission ob- the report says. The report, tabled in the Commons Wednesday by Man- power Minister Robert Andras, was prepared by the eight members of the UIC advisory committee. The eight were ap- pointed by the government after consultation with workers and employers organizations. Conservative spokesman Lin- coln Alexander West) immediately branded the report "whitewash." He complained that the com- mittee's investigations consisted solely of interviews with top UIC personnel. He said the re- port clearly shows there were no investigations at tha level of claimants or the referees who judge claimants' appeals. Mr. Andras pointed out that the last paragraph of the report says more investigation is planned, to study the UIC oper- ations "from the standpoint of the claimant." You have to meet your future in-laws in the East sometime. Doftrightnowand you'll save your Air Canadafare. Thafs right.. .take an 8-30 day trip to the East and you can save 30% on your return economy air if you go when our special "Explore Canada Fares" apply. See your travel agent or Air Canada and ask for further details. Then come see what you've beenmissing! AIR EXPLORE CANADA FARES make it easier to get around Canada periods. CAREERS NATIONAL MOBILE HOME MFG. Located in Southern Alberta requires WARRANTY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE To handle customer calls, to cover area in Western Provinces. Transportation and expenses provided, experience an asset but not essential. Apply WARRANTY SERVICE DEPT. BOX 19 IETHBRIDGE HERAID MEDICINE HAT COLLEGE MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA Invites application for position of DRAMA DIRECTOR-INSTRUCTOR Medicine Hot College Board or Go.-ernorj is seeding a person with exoerience in Community Theatre ond in the development of droma groups ond programmes. Position re- quirements include toothing University transfer courses, directing college end community productions, serving os a resource person to the public ond separate school districts of Medicine Hot end fostering dromo throughout the Medicine Hot orco. BACKGROUND: 1. Minimum of completed Master's DcgrcO 2. Teaching experience required 3. Preference will be to o person with o brood experience background SALARY 72-73 scale-) Jl JH.5BO de- pending on qualifications ond experience STARTING DATE: July 1, 1973 or 01 arranged thereafter MAKE APPLICATION TO. D8. E STANLEY CHACE President Medicine Hot College Medicine Hot, Alberta Pleosfl tend full a'e'oi's of 4roiniro and experience her with 'ronscripls. credits, etc.) WANTED MANAGER FOR LETHBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A person with ideas, vitality, personality and dedication to of chamber work. Persons with experience end organizational training will receive preference, Send full resume including salary expected to 102, 1003 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge, Alberta Mark letters Personal and Confidential. SHOVEL and ROTARY DRILL OPERATORS Sherritt Gordon Mines limited has immediate openings tor ELECTRIC SHOVEL OPERATORS Personnel trained on the operation of o 1900 Elec- tric shovel with 10 yd- bucket or equivalent ore invited to apply. ROTARY DRILL OPERTORS Only personnel trained to ooer- ole -45 R or 60 R Bucyrus Erie or equivalent rotary drill should opply. potions ore in o new open pit mine in northern Man- itoba, company paid medical, prescription, donta! ond insur- ance plnns. Generous vacation plans bonus. i Apoly in writing giving phone number and work history to: i Employment Supervisor 1 Sherrit Gordon Mines Limited 1 Lynn McwtoSa ROB OWO Some claimants have said in recent weeks that benefit-con- trol officers misled them or dis- torted the facts of their cases and then unfairly cut them off from benefits. The report says that "un- doubtedly, the most effective and desirable method of remov- ing a claimant from the rolls of those receiving unemployment insurance and the most impor- tant guide of benefit control is to help that individual find a suitable position in the work force and this principle must continue to dominate the work of the commission.' The committee recommended continued efforts to improve co- Men praised for writing own pre-sentence reports SASKATOON (CP) Two Saskatoon men who were or- dered to write their own pre- sentence reports after dis- agreeing with reports pre- pared by a probation officer received praise from Judge Samuel Goldstein Tuesday. John Allan Sokochoff, 20, and Robert David Walker, 23, were told to write their own reports by Judge Goldstein after disagreeing with con- tents of a report prepared by probation officer Mel Robin- son. Both pleaded guilty to pos- session of marijuana earlier this month. Mr. Robinson recommended that Sokochoff, a first of- fender, be given a fine, and that Walker, who has a pre- vious conviction, be given a jail term. Sokochoffs report, which he said took three days to pre- pare with five hours of writ- ing, recommended that he be given a conditional discharge. Walker, who also took three days to prepare his report, recommended that he be given a lengthy term of pro- bation. Joey to attend funeral ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) Former premier Joseph Small- wood and his wife arrived here Wednesday to attend the fu- neral Friday of their son-in-law, Edward J. Russell, who died of gunshot wounds to the head. The body of Mr. Russell, 56, was found Tuesday in a field on his farm 40 miles west of St. John's. RCMP said a rifle lay near the body. He is survived by his wife Clara, only daughter of the for- mer premier and one child. Storm death toll mounts DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) Deaths from a windstorm that struck more than a dozen vil- lages near Dacca are expected to surpass 500. The estimate was made by Red Cross chief Gazi Golam Mustafa Wednesday as relief agencies and government res- cue workers searched for bodies and treated an estimated persons injured in Tuesday's storm. New murder charges laid BELFAST (AP) Terrorists threw grenades at a police car and into an army truck in Bel- fast early today but hurt no one as Roman Catholics made new charges of murder and brutal- ity against British paratroops in Northern Ireland. The grenade lobbed into an army truck on patrol in the Catholic Lower Falls section of the capital did not explode. No injuries were reported when er grenade was thrown at a po- lice car and exploded in East Belfast. Today history By THE CANADIAN PRESS Fire raged through down- town Toronto causing an esti- mated million damage 69 years ago 1904. The fire, the worst in the city's his- tory, broke out shortly after 8 p.m. on a windy spring night. At first it looked like an ordi- nary fire in a warehouse but the winds scattered burning particles and within three hours almost the .entire wholesale area of the city was ablaze. When the wind suddenly chang- ed direction the flames were brought under control. Cuban invasion col- lapsed when rebels abandoned their beachhead at Cocbinos Bay. 1941 France quit the League of Nations. United States aban- doned the gold standard. Christina of Swe- den died. explorer Antony van Diemen died. There also were no casualties when two masked men set off an explosion at a bar in Stra- bane, on the border. Someone saw the two men placing the bomb, and the drinkers got out in time. operation to this end between the UIC and the manpower le- partment. Referring to reports of high percentages of disqualification, the report said: "Recent headlines indicating that as many as 65 per cent of those investigating were dis- qualified is not a reflection on the honesty of claimants in gen- eral cr a reflection of poor ad- ministration, but rather the ability of control officers to now identify, because of comput- erized information, those cate- gories of people who appear to ba not entitled to receive bene- fits." The computer operations identify benefit claimants whose occupations are those sought by employers. Te report did not mention al- legations that a high proportion of persons disqualified are later reinstated after appealing the disqualification. The report says "it is perhaps important to underline that no claimant has his benefits sus- pended under the benefit con- trol program without a prior personal interview. MANY COMPLAIN The way in which such inter- views are conducted has been the main complaint of many angry claimants. The claimants have said they were not told of provisions that could help them avoid dis- qualification. But the report says: "The committee is satisfied that the claimant is made aware of his right to provide additional information to the lo- cal unemployment insurance commission office and of his right to appeal to the board of referees should he, in the opin- ion of the insurance officer, be found to be ineligible for bene- fits." After expressing concern that "the efforts of the benefit con- trol officers to reduce abuses has resulted in publicity that lias distorted the true the report says there is evi- dence that the media have not given an objective picture. "This may be a reflection on the fact that in communicating with the media the detrimental effects of sketchy information raher than fuller disclosure of internal operations was not an- ticipated." The committee then recom- mends "an aggressive program of public relations." 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La Favc, Wind- sor, Ontario (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's answer: Mary I SPARKLING BABYDUCK ANDReS COLD DUCK 77? 7 o ANDRES WINE (ALBERTA) UD 59 72, 72-W ;