Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Page 0 The use and misuse of credit and credit cards PAY-LATER PURCHASE 13 L9 13 13 13 13 13 COLOR TV RENTALS PER MONTH 3 months minimum no deposit. 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Credit card purchases account for nine billion dollars in sales transac- tions and with this much money at stake, it's no wonder that credit card companies and banks are vying for the buying power of their customers. Sun- day, Jan. 5, CTV presents Cash is a Four-Letter Word: A CTV News In- quiry, an investigation of the world of credit and the credit card. It has been found that some people simply cannot handle their finances and become victims of their own buying aggression. In some ways, the credit card society is forcing those who can't handle credit into debt and trouble, and as the use and misuse of credit cards has increased so has credit card theft fraud. The major cause of lost credit cards was found to be theft from the mails. A clean credit card, one without a signature and with an accompanying identification, is worth -about on the black market. American Express and Master Charge cards are worth about while Chargex with a tighter security system is only worth Cash crimes seem to be. taken much more seriously by the police and the credit card bunko artist is usually well dressed becaue he gets away with his crime. "We have the technology to eliminate the use of the credit says Jack McGaw, but too many are hooked on the little piece of plastic and they're falling deeper and deeper into debt while large profits are being made. Soon the only use we'll have for cash is tipping." Cash is a Four Letter Word: A CTV News In- quiry is produced by Jeff Fry and Jack McGaw with reporter Robert Reguly. Ron Carlyle is the director with researcher Heather McGillivray. The ex- ecutive producer is Don Cameron. Pearson shares retrospect TROJAN UD ICl HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS LTD. Phone 329-0500 Open for home service 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 13 13 ICl The late Lester B. Pear- son, distinguished world statesman, former prime minister, history professor and raconteur, focuses his concern on fundamental national and international problems in Retrospect on Power, the 13th episode in CBC's First Person Singular series. This concluding program in the repeat showing of the acclaimed Memoirs of a Prime Minister series will be seen Jan. 15 at p.m. on the CBC-TV network. "I have learned not to confuse power with says Mr. y it be prosperous for you and yours. We wish lots of happiness and health, and extend our deep gratitude. YAMAHA CYCLE SALES SERVICE 1519-3rdAve. S. Phone 328-6977. Pearson at the outset of his frank commentary on the uses and abuses of political power. "Power doesn't only at times corrupt; it diminishes a person." In commenting on the inadequacy of human leadership in approaching matters of critical concern to society, Mr. Pearson ex- presses deep concern about the intense pressures brought to bear on today's leaders pressures of a kind not experienced in past generations. "I've never been unduly impressed with pomp and he con- tinues. "I've seen more common sense expressed around the table in a farm house than I have around the table in the United Nations committee room. If you could only get this kind of popular wisdom and com- mon sense channeled into the agencies of political decision." During the course of the 30-minute program, Mr. Pearson speaks from the emotional depths of per- sonal experience as he looks back on power, and its relationship to the in- dividual, to Parliament, democracy, the news media, and the general public He also looks ahead, sometimes with deep foreboding, but tempered with optimism. Ask Dick Kleiner Questions for Dick Kleiner should be addressed: Dick Kleiner, Toronto Sun Syndicate, 322 King Street West, Toronto, Ont. M5V 1J4. DEAR DICK: Now that Henry Kissinger is safely married, can you tell me what the Hollywood girls he dated thought of him as a lover. SWEENEY, Faribault, Minn. Hollywood girls are not kiss-and-tell types. All they will say is that the Secretary of State is a man of great personal charm, that they enjoyed being with him, that he was "good fun." As far as his ability in romance is concerned they naturally won't say. Would you want the girls talking about you, Sweeney? DEAR DICK: Please tell me what happened to singer Gale Garnett. Her hit song was "We Sing in the Sunshine." WILLIAM ANDERSON, Sunnyvale, Calif. I remember her well and it was a lovely song. Gale is now based in Toronto, Canada, where she performs, writes songs and produces records. She has her own production company there called Moonchilds Produc- tions. DEAR DICK: Why did Marvin Hamlisch get so much credit and publicity for the music in "The Sting" when Negro composer Scott Joplin wrote it? MRS. E. M. R., New Orleans. Joplin was overlooked in the Oscars, certainly, although the movie's credits do acknowledge him as the composer. Hamlisch's Oscar for that film was for Best Scoring and he has always admitted his debt to Joplin. However, Hamlisch deserves credit for recognizing the fact that Joplin's rags would work well as background music for "The Sting." DEAR DICK: Eye wuz wondering if'n d'Beverly Hillbillies wuz .gonna come back on TV ever again. Yes? When? REDNECK PEABRAIN, Monroeville, Ala. Nah, 'cept in reruns. And nary a soul misses it, but for Redneck Peabrains. DEAR DICK: Could you please tell me if the man who played the part of one of the cyclists on the ABC movie, "Pray for the las ever been in a series? His first name Mqrjoe. What other parts has he done? JIM S., Pendleton, Ore. His full name is Marjoe Gortner. He has never been in a series, although he was in the pilot for Kojak, "The Mar- cus Nelson Murders." He was a child evangelist and became an actor in the story of his life, "Marjoe." Since then he has been a very busy actor. DEAR DICK: I'd like to know Cameron Mitchell's address. I have sent him three letters, but no answer two to his agent and one to the Screen Actors Guild. Is he that busy or is he dead? Mrs. TERESA RUIZ, Hun- tington Beach, Calif. Actors get a lot of fan mail and some, for whatever reason, do not choose to answer. That's their privilege, although it may not be very polite. I'm sure Mitchell got your letters and it's his right not to reply. He isn't dead. DEAR DICK: Would you please tell me if the life of Beau Brutnmel was true, according to the movie by that name. I recently saw a rerun of the old movie and he died in poverty and an outcast of his country. Is that the way it was? MRS. E. A. MACINTYRE, New Westminster, B.C. I didn't see the movie, but, according to the en- cyclopedia, George Bryan (Beau) Brummel died in 1840 in a hospital for the insane in Caen, France. He had been driven out of England because of his huge gambling debts. DEAR DICK: We heard that Paul Newman and Robert Redford had a big fight and would never speak to each other again. Is it true they now hate one another? Oh! We hope not. BETH ROBIN, SUSAN DODD, LEE McGOWAN, Chalmette, La. When Redford started his new movie, "The Great Waldo in Texas, Newman flew down to spend a day with him and wish him well. While they aren't bosom buddies they have a great respect for each other, agree politically and genuinely like each other. They have different life styles but there is certainly no hatred there. 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