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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD TuMday, March 14, 1972 Another will be trained OTTAWA (CP) Another or more jobless men and women should be absorbed by the end of this month in an on- the-job training program spon- sored by the federal govern- ment, manpower department of- ficials said Monday. At last report, between and were hired and being trained by employers in all parts of the country. The fed- eral treasury pays the employer three-quarters of the wages paid to the employees while in train- ing, either through direct grants or tax relief. Officials said they have ap- proved approximately em- ployer applications for prospec- tive trainees in the program. The manpower department will not consider any further appli- cations postmarked after Fri- day, March 17. All of the trainees should be on the job by the end of this month. Officials expect the fig- ure to reach close to Initially, million was ear- marked for the training-on-the- job program as part of the fed eral government's winter em- ployment drive. This was subse- quently raised to million, and Manpower Minister Bryce Mackasey has said the success of the program may lead to its continuing on a modified basis. Officials said the department actually cut down by about one- third the proposals made to them by employers. The depart ment would not subsidize trainee employment for firms already receiving regional eco- nomic expansion grants, or for institutions such as hospitals and which are sub- sidized by provincial govern- ments. Nor would the department ap- prove employer applications for grants covering training pro- grams which were excessively long. Most of the approvals were for employees working in construction or manufacturing, and proposals to take 52 weeks to train a man, say, as a welder or roofer, were trimmed to shorter periods. A TRIBUTE to a LIFETIME of COMRADESHIP Montana sniper shoots at man reporting case HELENA, Mont. (AP) A Helena man attempting to re- port a shooting incident to po- lice was shot at as he described the event to lawmen. Police Chief Jack Williams said. Williams said Dan Post re- ported to officer he had been shot at as he left his job at the Helena Wells-Fargo office. Williams said bullets ripped into a retaining wall near the police station as Post was re- lating the earlier .incident. Williams said a search of the area revealed someone had climbed on top of an insur- ance company building and fired from there. He said sev- eral .22-calibre shell casings were found atop the building. First plebiscite on school costs set EDMONTON (CP) The Wainwright School Division will hold Alberta's first plebi- scite on school operating costs next Saturday. The plebiscite will ask that he division be allowed to levy an extra eight mills to raise above the six per cent annual spending increase al- lowed by the provincial govern- ment. The plebiscite is necessary because of an unexpected de- cline in student enrolment this year, which left the board with a deficit of more than in 1971. Student enrolment in 1970-71 was It dropped to last September, reducing the amount the division received in provincial governments grants. If the plebiscite carries, the division's 1972 budget will amount to an in- crease of from 1971. If it is lost, however, the budget School tax cut law spelled out WINNIPEG