Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, April 29, 1972 THE lETHBBIDGf HERALD _ 13 Telecommunications is 6ig, changing business By JOE MjV Iloraid SMI Writer Telecommunications fncililies In Lolhbridgc, with tlio notable exception of telegrams, are reasonably adequate. It is a nationwide trend that more and more people arc mak- ing long distance telephone calls and less and less are send- ing telegrams. The volume of telegram traf- fic has been dropping at. the rate of six per cent a year, Bob Ferguson of Canadian Pacific Telecommunications in Calgary said in a Herald interview. "Tlie combined losses of CN- CP in their telegram opera- tions amounted to SG.G million in Mr. Ferguson said. "However, we hope the decline in volume can be slowed down to three per cent a year." On the other hand, Alberta Symphony performs Monday The final concert of the sea. son Songs of the People, spon sored by the Lelhbiirlge Sym phony Association, will he licit in the Yates Memorial Centre Monday at p.m. The concert feature the i Symphony Chorus conducted by Walter Goerzen and accompa- nied by Ruth Clarke. Soloists will be Michael and Colleen Kaufmann, Arthur Hunt, Mr. Goerzen and Mary Thomson. The Kaufmanns have been active in choral and operatic groups in Calgary. They are returning to Lethbridge to sing Nile Scene and Serenade. Mrs. Clarke will accompany them. Mr. Hunt, accompanied by Wilfred Woolhmise, will sing Olr Man niver and The Song of the Open Road. Mr. Goerzen, accompanied by his wife Irene, will sing Dies Bildness 1st Bezaubernd Schoen. Bill Ivison will accomp any Mrs. Thomson in two alto solos In the chorus numbers. Rash tickets are avail able from Leisters Music Ltd. or at the door. overnmenl Telephones report- -d a substantial increase in Iho volume of long distance calls made in Lethbridgc. "The volume of long distance calls for the first three months of tliis year showed an increase of 10.0 per cent over the same period last year, the biggest we ever said Jerry Brice of Edmonton. Mr. Brice said previously, the rate of increase in long dis- .ance calls in Lethbridgc was 10 per cent a year. It costs no more in some cases it is cheaper to tele- phone a party than to send a telegram. Long distance also has the definite advantage of peed, personal touch and in- stant two-way communication. One of the chief complaints against ttie Lcthbridge telegram operation by CP is that the of- fice is manned only during weekday office hours. Delay of up to 12 or more hours have been reported, especially for telegrams received after of- fice hours and during the week- end and holidays. As a business establishment CP justifies itself by saying that it is already losing mone> for manning (he Lethbridge telegram office during office hours. Mr. Ferguson said the rail road operator takes over the telegram operation after offic hours, and telephones impor tant messages to receivers i lliey hnve telephones. More often than not, if a parly in Toronto wants to get in toucl urgently with a party in Lelh bridge and the latter has a phone listing, telegrams wouli not have been sent in the firs place. OUier than telegrams, both CP and AGT have enough tele communications services fo businesses, government depart ments, the news media other specialized needs. Both CP and AGT have olhe facilities available if ther ts demand but a city o Lethbridge's size does not re quire tliem. The most popular telecom munications equipment is Teles There are MO local Telex sub scfibers to the dial and-typ communications system whic has direct access to sub :ribers in the world, including in Canada. Other telecommunications fa- lities serviced by CP include Telex, which eels a branch office to a com- central computer sys- m; two subscribers in Lelh- ridge. -Private wires; 10 subscrib- rs including the news mc- thc Alberta Hog Producers' larkeling Board and the Min- try of Transport. market tickers with our subscribers. a market interro- a I i o n service provided to tockbrokers and their clients, 'wo subscribers. for the Irans- nission of illustrations and (loo- two subscribers 'I lerald and the MoT. circuits used by the ,IoT. Facilities available tlirough CP also include Broadband Ex- change, a high speed data service mainly for computcr-to- con- j comp u t e r conversation, and photo transmission. Mr. Ferguson said there is no demand for these In Lcth- bridge. ACT also provides TWX ser- vices, similar to CP's Telex. Mr. Brice said there arc 20 TWX subscribers in Lethbridge h access to users around the w o r 1 d, including in Canada. ACT, a member of the Trans- Canada Telephone System, also provides Multicom, a high speed computer oriented sys- tem. Multicom is capable of transmitting words a min- ute if programmed to its speed. top Even in middle speed Multi- com, 10 to 20 times slower than ,op speed Multicom, has no subscribers in Lethbridge. Mr. Brice said perhaps when Lelh- iiridgc grows bigger, and big businesses come in, there may be need for Multicom. Other facilities avail able tlirough AGT, some without de- mand, include teletype, data speed, facsimile, message- switching data services, tele- script, leased circuits, tele- metering and supervisory con- trol facility, wide area tele- phone service, pocket paging, (used by portable am- pliphonc, mobile radios, closed- circuit TV and others. Bolh CP and AGT said they are planning ahead for Leth- bridge's future needs. As far as telegrams are concerned, the decrease in volume will con- tinue because today other, more efficient means of telecommun- ications are available. Public affairs council lines up May speakers Face of the City Professor Ted Mann of York University, Rev, John Wirlz of Wilson Hutterite Colony, Presi- dent Dr. Bill Beckel of the Uni- versity of Lethbridge, and Dean John MacDonald of the Univer- sity of Calgary will be speak- ers at next month's Southern Alberta Council on Public Af- fairs meetings. Time and place for all meet- ings is Thursday, 12 noon, at Sven Ericksen's Family Restau- rant. Dr. Mann, professor of sociol- ogy, will discuss the topic, Is Democracy in Canada a Big Hoax? May 4, Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Mann received his BA, MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. He was ordained an Anglican priest In 1949. Married with five children, Dr. Mann is the author of a number of books, including Sect, Cult and Church in Al- berta, Canada: A Sociological Profile, Society Behind Bars, and The Underside of Toronto. Dr. Mann ran unsuccessfully for parliameot on the NDP icket. He taught at Un i t e d College in Winnipeg, Trinity College in Toronto, the Cana- dian School of Missions on Ur- ban Sociology, Ontario Agricul- tural College in Guelph, Univer- sity of Western Ontario before joining the faculty of York Uni- versity in Toronto. Rev. Wirtz, head preacher of Wilson Hutlerite Colony, will speak on The Hutlerile Com- TICE TO ALL STUDENTS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AND ALL EMPLOYERS NEEDING SUMMER HELP THE 1972 HIRi-A-STUDENT CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY BEGINS WITH THE OPENING OF THE STUDENT MANPOWER OFFICE OPEN MONDAY, MAY 1st OT JZO St. b. (FORMER ROYAl TRUST OFFICE) a.m. to p.m. PHONE 328-81 64 INSERTED BY THE 1972 HIRE-A-S1UOENT CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Is your money unemployed Put it to work in 'C3 Fund. You'll get security, growth and a tax advantage. Fundinvests in. major Canadian stocks end the dividend income qualifies for tox credit. See us for complete Information. 'C'Fund. Royal Trust 740 4th Ave. South, Lefhbridge, Alberta Phone 328-5516 Student employment oiii ice open The Lethbridge Canada Man- power for Students office has opened its doors, and already more than students have registered for assistance in finding summer jobs. Jim Kanashiro, CMC senior counsellor in Lethbridge is in charge of the office, but says this year it will be largely run by students themselves. All university, college and high school students may regis ter with Manpower for Student; at its student office at 323 7th St. S., open from a.m. to p.m weekdays. Last year the office found jobs for most studenls who kept their applications and the Lethbridge office hai one of the best records in Can Ida. Hire a Student Week this ear will be May 8 to 12, and vill involve publicity cam laigning for jobs, as well a promotions by th groups sponsoring the !oca lire-a-student operation. A number of hire-a-sluden iffices will also be opened i. he southwestern Alberta dis rict through the Lethbridg MC office. Each will be manned full iime with a stu dent trained by Manpower bu resident in the town the offic located in. munal Property Act Should be crapped on May 11. May 18, Dr. Beckel speaks on ,11 or Nothing at All. Dr. MacDonald, University of lalgary dean of education, is ic May 25 speaker on Account- bility The School as the capegoal. Trade commissioners to meet here Eighteen Canadian assistant rade commissioners will meet and district busi- nessmen Wednesday as part of familiarization tour of Can- ada before leaving for their Dosts around the world. The assistant trade commls- iioners will tour Automatic Electric, Valley Feeders and the city prior to a meeting with potential exporters. The men will arrive In city at a.m. and leave about 7 p.m. to continue their tour of Canada. Wednesday's meeting with po- tential exporters will be held in the Park Plaza Motor Hotel from 2 to 4 p.m. WINNER Jeffrey Cal-. man, 18-ycar-olrt Lethbridge. pianist, hns won the Young. Artists Inter-Provincial Com- petition finals sponsored hy the Registered Music Teach- ers Association. As a result of the award, Mr. Caiman Tiill play a concert tour of about 14 recitals in western Canadian cities. He is a stu- dent of Willard Sclmllz of the University of Calgary and formerly studied with Mrs, Beatrice Foster In Leth- bridge. Six Lethbridge and district employees of Canadian West- ern Natural Gas Comp any Limited were honored for safe driving at the company's an- nual safety gathering in Leth- bridge. Two Lelhbridge drivers re- ceived awards: K. It. Rollie, welder, for live years safe driving without a preventable accidetit and J. A. FincMay, gas utility man, for 10 years. In addition, four Lcthbridge district drivers were honored for fivu years safe driving. Thry were H. A. Adams, as- sistant district agent at Bur- dett, II. K. liortnar, assistant districl agent at Picture Buttc. n. F. Holt, assistant district agent at Raymond and W. C. assis- tant district agent at Vulcan. lieutenant Colnnet Gordon Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Davis, 800 7th Avc. S., has been awarded the clasp to The Canadian Forces dec- oration. The clasp signifies 22 years of distinguished ser- vice. Col. Davis received the dec- oration during the annual In- spection of the Canadian Forces base fit Molsie, Que- bec, where he is currently the commanding officer. Chinook Stationers Ltd., Lethbridge, will receive from the Canada Man- power Training on tho- Job Program to train two sales clerks. T. J. Henderson, Leth- bridge, public accountant, will receive to train a clerk. Schrnid is speaker Horst S c h rn 1 d, minister ol gricuiture, youth and recrea- tion, will be the featured speak- er at the Junior Achievement windup banquet, Futures Un- limited, in Even Ericksen's Family Restaurant at p.m. May 21. Scholarship values np The Au iliary to the Royal Canadian Legion has increased to from the value scholarships presented to stu- dents in typing and shorthand classes in Grade 10. Mrs. Murray Rudy, president of the Auxiliary, said the in- crease was thought necessary because of the rising cost of education. Eligible students must be a descendant of a veteran or de- ceased veteran. Application forms may be obtained from Hazel Black, general delivery, city; Adrienne Herter, 24M 10th Aven. 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