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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, february 13, 1971 THE LFtHBRIDOE HERAID 19 Countless others call it a holiday from worry Valentine makers call Britain's nationwide postal strike disaster By DAVID LANCASHIRE LOM30N (AP) Millionaire J. Paul Getty calls It "a blessed relief." Valentine makers call it a dis- aster. Businessmeii call it an in- convenience. And countless Britons call it a holiday from worry. It's Britain's nationwide postal strike which has kept the mail undelivered for the iast 24 "It's a blessed relief from days. The slots on bright red mail- boxes have been sealed shut since Jan. 20, when more than mailmen and postal workers walked off the job de- manding 15-per-cent pay raises. But the strike has aroused sur- prisingly few complaints from the cbfp-in-the-street. begging Getty told in- quirers. GAVE HIM TLME 'It may be a relief for said a London restaur- ant waiter, "but it's a bigger re- lief for haven't received a bill in the mail for weeks and given me time to raise the i haven't beer, broke. We think iB. C. Sharp, executive of theidian firm thus might get a let" One Britot. who fa m its London branch bl ut out b p 40 quid the income-tax department told rr.e I had to pay last month." Lots of people agree with him, like the suburban housewife who volunteered: "With no bills in the mail, it's the first time in years that my husband and I js great_it should go British Bankers' Association, ter from its 1 IMMEDIATE STORE OR OFFICE SPACE 4000 ft. en ground 740 4th S. Professional Bldg. (previously (CP) Senator J. by Simpsons-Stars) may subdivided to suit Prowse (L Alberta) yesterday that Cana- Apply in person or phone radio and television sta- PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION may one day appreciate being required to provide their 2618 S. Dr., and viewers with Canadian talent. response to the Canadian Radio Television Commission's for more use of Cana- Head of College Academic entertainers has not been happy, Senator Prowse told the Senate in debate on the report its special committee on the required media. But, be said, "they're going to it so interesting and profit- GRANT MacEWAN COMMUNITY that they're going to won-der why they didn't do it be- EDMONTON, said he could even see the when Canadian studios will selling programs to an Grant MacEwan Community College will market. mence operation of classes in a variety of Walter M. Aseltine in September 1971. The College requires an able Saskatchewan) asked for its ACADEMIC DIVISION. The Academic Division Senator Prowse was (he College is responsible for ths support courses that the U.S., per- Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Humanities and threatened by an ava- Sciences for varied study of Canadian programs, might one day have to imple- The successful candidate will have a "American-content legis- of Master's Degree. The candidate is required to lound academic qualifications, experience in QUEBEC ing, educational administration, and open to changing patterns of educational methodologies Prowse, a member of the special Senate committee on mass media, told the Sen- Availability to College requires candidate to be on full-time staff by April 15, 1971. Part-time the committee learned during its hearings that Quebec television stations had been tation prior to that date would be more innovative than sta- Salary commensurote with responsibilities elsewhere in Canada in experience. Apply, with full resume by Feb. 19, usrng local talent. said he felt that while the of Canadian televis ion Office of the not necessarily improved, it File definitely not suffered from Grant MacEwan Community CRTC's restriction of Am- 200 10355 Jasper Prowse illustrated Edmonton, importance of television in life by noting that the Canadian, when he You have (so does the Boss and Landlord} Your Alberta Government has a law that spells out your individual rights in working, looking for work, renting a suite, obtaining a room in a hotel or motel, or good service in a restaurant, Jk The law says an employer can only ask certain questions when he talks to you about a job. Landlords cannot refuse to rent just because of your RACE, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, COLOUR, ANCESTRY OR PLACE OF ORIGIN. Hotels, motels and restaurants cannot turn you away for any of those reasons either. But -Your boss or boss-to-be, landlord or the hotel, motel and restaurant operators also have rights under Alberta's laws. Their concerns have to be considered too! That way, rights work for everybody. Know YOUR Rights-and the OTHER FELLOW'S r I I I I I L, For Free Literature spelling it all out send this coupon to the people who make human rights work: If HUMAN RIGHTS BRANCH, Alberta Department of Labour, Room 99th Ave., EDMONTON, Alberta. Please send me full information on Alberta's Human Rights Regulations, Name. Address........................................... Town or City................................ 2one. graduated from high school, has spent hours in school but watching television, mostly American. He also suggested that a group of Canadian magazines and newspapers might finance a Canadian news magazine which would end reliance on similar American magazines and give a Canadian view of world affairs. Wardair protects flights OTTAWA (CP) Wardair Canada Ltd. announcere yester- day that it has obtained an in- surance policy to protect ad- vance payments made by cus- tomers on overseas charter flights. The Edmonton based com- pany said in a news release that the insurance policy is effective immediately and covers all charter contracts to be entered into by Wardair. The policy, along with other security arrangements, has been accepted by .the Canadian transport commission. The commission ordered War- dair to provide a performance bond or similar guarantee under which prepayments would be se- cured by a bonding or insurance company. Wardair would not have been permitted to operate overseas charter flights beyond Feb. 15 if it did not meet this require- ment. EXTEND DEADLINE Wardair appealed the decision to Transport Minister Don Ja- mieson and the transport com- mission Tuesday extended the deadline to March 1. The com- pany had askea that the com- mission set aside the order until the appeal was decided. Wardair said Wednesday that it is still challenging the com- mission ruling but it decided to buy the insurance to remove any doubts that it will continue overseas charter flights after Feb. 15. In its original ruling, the com- mission said it was demanding the performance bond from Wardair because of trust-ac- count deficiencies. Under current regulations, non-scheduled charter carriers must desposit all prepayments in trust accounts. Half the amount may be withdrawn by carrier after delivering a charter group to its destination and the other half when the group has been returned. The new requirement for Wardair is expected to be ap- plied to the entire industry later this year. Air carriers were ad- vised" of the proposed new reg- ulation last fall. lowever, complain that busi- ness has fallen by 50 per cent, and mail order firms have been rippled financially by the strike. The mail order business estimates that rade has been slashed 70 per cent by the postal stoppage. Lit- tlewoods, one of the bigger firms, has put of its employees on early vacations. Some small businesses are in trouble because they aren't re- ceiving payments through the mail, but big firms don't seem alarmed by the stoppage. HARRODS NOT UPSET "Its an inconvenience but we are putting up with not the end of the said a spokesnKJi for Harrods, a Lon- don department store that hasn't billed its charge-account customers for weeks. "We are coping very said an official of the Prudential Assurance Co., which sends and receives about as much mail as any firm in the country. "We are delivering mail to our field staff ourselves. Our agents are delivering it and collecting the premiums." Some firms are managing to improvise so well without the postal service that ths post off- ice is worried1 about losing cus- tomers for keeps in the future. on forever." Valentine manufacturers, German MD admitted by ex-officers TORONTO (CP) Capt. S. J. H. Kecking, a German doctor for the Luftwaffe in the Second World War, has become the first former enemy member of the Royal Canadian Military In- stitute, an ex-officers' club. His recent induction was the first of its kind in the club's 81- year history. Brig, Gen. F. B. West, the in- stitute's president, said: "A couple of the directors felt he was a good type to be a member and there's no reason to keep the old feelings forever. These people are our allies now." Capt. Hrcking, 58. served in the German Air Force from 1940 to 1945. A surgeon in peace- time, he requalificd at Mont- real's McGil'. University in 1952 and has been a general practi- tioner at Bradford, about 35 miles north of Toronto, since 1953. London branch bly put out by the postal strike recommended that banks stop j postmarked from a Swiss ski; is Lady Hart-Dyke, a silk- using the post office for dear- j village. farmer. She hat five million silk move which could cost j un-im arc I worm eggs on her hands that the post office an estimated million a year in lost revenues.' Many businesses are resorting to telex machines or doing more transactions by telephone. Usually Britons are reluctant to use the phone and prefer to do their chatting by n_ail. Private postal services are booming arf an association of she can't mail to waiting cus- mail services has sprung up I tomei-s. with firms in 20 regions i of the country. Some issue own stamps opening a 'hriving trade I with guarantee j deliverv even overseas. with i_______. ,........____ But post office officials, who j couriers crossing the English i run the telephone service, say j channel to drop the rrall in post! phone calls have jumped 30 to boxes on the other side. 50 per cent since the strike' began. SOLVE PROBLEM Overseas mail is a different problem but firms and individu- als seem to be solving it. 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