Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Telecommunications is big, changing business Saturday, April 29, 1972 THE LETHBSIDGE HERALD 13 By JOE MA Iloraifl Stair Writer Telecommunications facilities In Lclhbridgc, with Llic notable exception of Iclegrams, arc reasonably adequate. It is a nationwide trend IhaL more and more people arc nink- ing long distance telephone calls nnd less and le.ss are send- ing telegrams. The volume of telegram traf- fic has been dropping at the rale 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 Jn their telegram opera- tions amounted to million in Mr, Ferguson said. "However, hope the decline Jn volume crui bo slowed down to three per cent a year." On the oilier hand. Alberta Symphony performs Monday The final concert of the sea- son Songs of Hie People, spon- sored by the LeLlibrirlflc Sym- phony Association, will lie heM in (he Yatcs Memorial Ccnlrc The concert will feature tlie lan, to receivers if f mpliony Chorus conducted by nnvc Monday al p.m. The S Walter fioerzen nnd accompa- nied by Ruin Clarke. Soloists will be Michael and Colleen Kaufmann, A r L h u r Hunt, Mr. Goerzen and Mary Government Telephones report- ed a substantial increase, in the volume of long distance calls made in LctlibridRe. "The volume of long distance calls for the first three months of tins year allowed an increase of 1G.C per cent over the same period last year, the biggest wo ever said Jerry Bricc of ACT Edmonton. Mr. Drice said previously, the rate of increase in long dis- tance calls in Lctlibridgc was 10 per cent a year. It cosls no more In some cases II is cheaper lo tele- phone a party than to send a leler-ram. Long distance also has the definite advantage of speed, personal touch and iii- stant two-way communication. One of the chief complaints against the Lothbridge telegram operation by CP is that the of- fice is manned only during weekday office hours. Delays of up to 12 or more hours have been reported, especially for telegrams received after ot- fice hours and during the week- end and holidays. As a business establishment, CP justifies it.self hy saying (hat it is already losing mone> for manning the Lcthbridgc telegram office during office hours. Mr. Ferguson said the rail road operator takes over the telegram operation after office hours, telephones impor- Thomson. The Kaufmanns have teen active in choral and operatic groups in Calgary. They are returning lo Lethbridge to sing Nile Scene and Serenade. Mrs. Clarke will accompany them. Mr. Hunt, accompanied by Wilfred Woolhouse. will sing Olr Man Miver and The Song ol 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 allo solos In the chorus numbers. Rash tlckels are avail able from Leisters Music Ltd, or at the door. More often than not, if a party in Toronto wants to got in touch urgently with a party in Letlv bridge and the latter has a phone listing, telegrams woulc not have been sent in the firs' place. Other than telegrams, both CP and ACT have enough tele communications services for businesses, government depart ments, the news media and other specialized needs. Both CP and AGT have olhei facilities available if then ts demand but a city o Lethbridge's size does not re- quire Uicm. The most popular telecom municalions equipment is Telex There are 140 local Telex sub scribers lo the dial and-typc communications system whic" has direct access to sub cribcrs in the world, including in Canada. Other telecommunications fa- ih'lies serviced by Cl' include" Facilities available tlirough CP also include Broadband Ex- change, a high speed dnla service mainly for computer-to- Telex, which con- coinp u t e r conversation, and eels a branch office lo a com- nny's central computer sys- cm; two subscribers in Loth- iridgc. wires; 10 subscrib- ers including Ihe news me- lia, the Alberta Hog Producers' ilarkeling Hoard and tho Min- stry of Transport. --Stock mnrkct tickers with our subscribers. a market intcrro- g a t i o n service provided to tockbrokcrs nnd their clients. ,'wo subscribers. for the trans- mission of illustrations and doc- imcnls, two subscribers The Icrald ami the MoT. circuits used by tlie MoT. photo transmission. Mr. Ferguson said (here is no demand for these In Leth- bridge. AGT also provides TWX ser- vices, similar to CP's Telex. Mr. Urice said there are 20 TWX subscribers in Lethbridge with access to users around Ihe w o r 1 d, including in Canada. AGT, a member of (he Trans- Canada Telephone Syslem, also provides Multicom, a high speed computer oriented sys- tem. Multicom is capable of transmitting words a min- ute if programmed io its top speed. Even in middle speed Multi- com, 10 to 20 times slower than top speed Multicom, has no subscribers In Lctlibridgc. Mr. Bricc said perhaps when Lelh- bridgc grows bigger, and big businesses come in, there may need for Multicom. Other facilities avail able tlirough AGT, some without de- mand, include teletype, d a I a speed, facsimile, messagc- sivitchinr; data services, tele- script, leased circuits, tele- metering ajid supervisory con- trol facility, wide area tele- phone service, pocket paging, (used by portable am- pliphonc, mobile radios, closed- circuit TV and others. Belli CP and AGT said they arc planning ahead for Leth- bridge's future needs. As far as telegrams are concerned, the decrease in volume will con- tinue because lorlay other, more efficient means of telecommun- ications arc available. Public affairs council lines up May speakers Professor Ted Mann of "Vork University, Rev, John Wirtz of Wilson Hutterite Colony, Presi- dent Dr. Bill Bcckel ol the Uni- versity of Lethbridge, and Dean John MacDonald of the Univer- sity of Calgary will be speak- ers at next month's Southern Alberla Council on Public Af- fairs meetings. Time and place for all meet- ings is Thursday, 12 noon, at Svcn Ericksen's Family Restau- rant. Dr. Mann, professor of sociol- ogy, will discuss the lopic, Ts Democracy in Canada a Big Hoax? May 4, Horn and raised in Toronlo, Dr. Mann received his BA, MA and PhD from the University of Toronlo. 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 TICE TO ALL STUDENTS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT AND ALL EMPLOYERS NEEDING SUMMER HELP THE 1972 A-STUDENT CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY BEGINS WITH THE OPENING OF THE STUDENT MANPOWER OFFICE OPEN MONDAY, MAY 1st Ol JZO St. J. (FORMER ROYAl TRUST OFFICE) a.m. to p.m. RHONE 328-81 64 INSERTED BY THE 1975 HIRE-A-S1UOENT CAMPAIGN COMMITTIE ticket. He taught al Un 1 1 e d Is your money unemployed Put it to work in 'C' Fund. You'll get security, growth and a tax advantage. Fund invests in major Canadian stocks end the dividend income qualifies for cox credit. for Complete info rmn linn. C'Fund. Royal Trust 740 4th Ave. South, Lefhbridge, Alberta Phone 328-5516 lollegc lollcge in Winnipeg, Trinity in Toronto, (lie Cana- dian School of Missions on Ur- ban Sociology, Ontario Agricul- tural College in Guelph, Univer- sity of Weslern Ontario before joining the faculty ot York Uni- versity in Toronto. TCcv. Wirtz, head preacher of Wilson Hutterite Colony, will speak on The Hutterite Com- munal Properly Act Should be Scrapped on May 11. May 18, Dr. Beckcl speaks on All or Nothing at All. Dr. MacDonald, University ol Cnlgary dean of education, is the May 25 speaker on Account ability The School as the icapegoal. Student employment office open The Lethhridge Canada Man- power for Students oflice has opened its doors, and already more than students have registered for assistance In finding summer jobs. Jim Kanashiro, CMC senior counsellor in Lefhbridge is in charge of Ine office, but says Uiis year it will be largely run by students themselves. All university, college and high school students may regis- ter with Manpower for Students at its student office at 323 7th St. S., open from a.m. to p.ni weekdays. Last year the office found jobs for most students who kept iheir applications active and the Lethbridge office had one of the best records in Can- ada. Hire a Student Week this year will be May 8 to 12, and will involve publicity cam paigning for Jobs, as well as various promotions by the groups sponsoring the local liire-a-student operation. A number of hire-a-studenl offices will also be opened in tlie southwestern Alberta dis tricl through the CMC office. Each will be manned full iime with a slu dent trained by Manpower bu resident in the town the office is located in. Trade co uiim ssioiiers to meet here Eighteen Canadian asslstan rade commissioners will mee Lethbridge and district busl nessmen Wednesday as part o a familiarization tour of Can ada before leaving for the! posts around the world. The assistant trade commls sioners will tour Automati Electric, Valley Feeders an the city prior to a meelin with potential exporters. The men will arrive In Ui city at a.m. and about 7 p.m. lo continue thei lour of Canada. Wednesday's meeting wilh pf tcntial exporters will be held i the Park Plaza Motor Hot from 2 lo 4 p.m. Sell olarship values up The Au iliary to the Roya Canadian Legion has increasei lo from Ihe value i scholarships presented to si dents in typing and thorthan classes in Grade 10. Mrs. Murray Rudy, preslden of the Auxiliary, said the In crease was thought necessary because o[ tlie rising cost i' education. Eligible students must be descendent of a veteran or cli ceased veteran. Applicatio forms may he obtained from Hazel Dlack, general delivery city: Adricnne Herlcr, 24M 10- Aven. N.; and Vivien Odney 1910 4th Ave, N. mnoosm CKOWS ONE HOUR MRMR.. 1URNYOUR CL0CIO1HE4D ONE HOUR daylight time begins in Alberta ON SUNDAY rVPRILSQ NT 2'OOam Bureau of Public Affatrs GOVERNMENTOFTHtPflOVlNCEOFALBERTA Face of the City WINNER Jeffrey Cal-. man, 18-ycnr-otrt Lrlhbridge. lanlst, lias nun (he Young. Artists Inlrr-I'rovinciM Conv rclilion finals sponsored hy he Hefiislered Music Teach- ers Association. As a result of the award, Mr. Caiman ill play a concert tour of ilioul 14 recitals In western Canadian cities, lie Is a stu- dent of U'illnrd Sclmllz of the Jnlversily of Cjilgary a n il lormcrly sludtcil with Mrs. Beatrice Foster In Lelli- b ridge. Six Lclhbrldge and district employees of Canadian West- ern Natural Gas Company Limited were honored for safe driving at the company's an- nual safety gathering in Leth- bridgc. Two I-elhbridge drivers re- ceived awards: K. It. Hotlie, welder, for five years safe driving without a preventable accident nnd J. A. Findlay, gas utility man, (or 10 years. In addition, four I-ethbridge district drivers were honored for live years safe driving. TVy were It. A. Adams, as- sistant district agent at Bur- dctt, B. K. llonnar, assistant district agent at Picture Buito, n, r. Holt, assistant district a p e n t at Raymond and C. assis- lant district agent at Vulcan. IJcnlcnBiit Colonel Gordon Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Davis, BOG 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 ln- specliou of the Canadian Forces base jU Molsie, Quo- bee, where he is currently the commanding officer. Chinook Stationers Ltd., hethbridgc, will receive from the Canada Man- power Training on Iho- Job Program to train two sales clerks. T. J. Henderson, Leth- bridgc, public accountant, will receive to train a clerk. Schinid is JA speaker Horst S c h rn 1 d, minister ol agriculture, youlh nnd recrea- tion, will be tlie (eafurcd speak- er at the Junior Achievement windup banquet, Futures Un- limited, in Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant at p.m. May 21. 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