Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, December 17, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID - 27 HOME AGAIN SMILES - Spook an English bull terrior, exchanges smiles with his owner, Jim Rimmer, a park warden at Banff National Park, after being separated for more than a month. Spook disappeared from Mr. Rimmer's cabin and was found by a group of hunters. Mr. Rimmer was traced through the dog's tatoo registration. Essay houses find large market for services Cheating becomin mess TORONTO (CP) - Who says cheaters never prosper? Cheating on essays, a quiet fact of campus life for years, is becoming the basis for big business. It's so big, in fact, that American companies made about $250,000 selling essays last year-and now they plan to expand into Canada. One U.S. company is training men to manage offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Another is planning to install a free phone system for students to use to order essays from anywhere in North America. The trade in purchased essays which students hand in as their own so far has been casual in Canada. Fraternities have been singled out as one of the few organizations to maintain well-stocked essay banks. "Sure there's essay trading between frat members," said John Kenrick, president of the University of Toronto's Inter-Fraternity Council. ON PERSONAL BASIS "But it's all on a personal basis. Our house has a file, but it's only got about 15 papers and they're all old ones." He said the practice among fraternities is dying out. To date, commercialized plagiarism, as this new industry is called, has taken its strongest roots around Boston where the student population exceeds 150,000. Boston also has an adequate labor pool - writers, teachers and graduate students who have fallen on hard times and need the money they can make ghost writing essays. In the U.S. last year the leading essay houses sold more than 10,000 papers at an average cost of $3 a page. This produced close to $250,000. And one company spokesman said the industry will do an even bigger business this year. School officials said if the practice is allowed to continue a college degree will become increasingly less credible as a certification of a high level of academic competence. Firms claim they are educational publishing houses and will provide, on request, cus-t o m -m a d e essays on any given topic. WRITE TO FORM Bill Carmody, who runs the oldest and largest such firm, International Termpapers Inc., has built a file of more than 80,000 essays and has a staff of more than 400 freelance writers who will write to form for a fee of 50 cents to $1 a page. Mr. Carmody retails copies for $2.25 a page. So far, the firm advertises Christmas Gift Suggestions PrebCo for your trailer and camper Camper Stabilizers........pair 33.00 >Chrome Fender Mirror .. pair 19.95 10,000 BTU Furnace ....... 98.00 16.00 pair 2.50 .59.00 29.00 .... 10.50 129.00 Aluminum Stacking Jacks Trailer Levels ....... 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Mr. Carmody's closest competitor, Termpapers Unlimited, already has done good business in Canada, said its treasurer, Ward Warren. He said his firm will, "in the immediate future," open offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. "The men who will be managing these offices are already in training." If officials at Harvard and other Boston area universities have their way, however, Termpapers and its competitors will be forced to close shop before any such expansion can be completed. And in Toronto, Eric Wright, dean of arts at Ryer-son Polytechnical Institute, said there is "definitely something wrong when a student hands in plagiarized work." "I can't endorse the practice. But every time it occurs, I say the institution must share the blame equally with the student." 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