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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD February 19, 1985 They're paid to open other people's mail Psychiatrists to examine hopeful Venezuela drivers TORONTO (CP) Ivan Langdon and his staff of 20 are paid to open other people's mail. They man the undeliverable mail department at the post office, an operation that is growing as poorly addressed mail increases. Mr: Langdon, the dead-let- ter supervisor, said letters must be opened for clues as to where they come from when the writers neglect to put return addresses on enve- lopes. That's when the work be- comes be- cause of what is said to lovers or enemies, but because of strange enclosures. Just about everything that fits into an envelope has turn- ed up: a bullet, liquid hashish, ear rings, obscene literature, even hamster food. Mr. Langdon, who has spent 37 of his 60 years with the post office, keeps the bullet, a .303, in the drawer of his antique wooden desk. "As for the liquid hashish, it was "found at the time of letter-bombs and the Israeli Arab conflict and I thought it might have been some sort of he said. "Some unidentified cap- sules turned out to be hamster food." CRACKDOWN HELPED Lillian Matthews blushed when asked to talk about what she doesn't like to see and sees often: "Well, let's just say it's all that obscene stuff. But it's not as bad now because the gov- ernment cracked down on those people who used to send it out from Quebec and places in the United States." During the year ending March, 1974, the Toronto of- fice was able to mark 531 letters "return to sender." Mr. Langdon estimated they represented about 80 per cent of all the letters that came into his offfice. He and his staff don't handle parcels. The staff has had to be in- creased because of an in- crease in the amount of mail that has been coming in the last few months. Ade Boriss, Mr. Langdon's assistant, said 626 of the 002 letters processed in a re- cent month had money inside them. "It's usually a (5 or J10 bill from granny or an uncle, but it has been as little as one cent and as much as she said. "The was all in bills. Three people put in claims but we finally got the money back to the right sender." Letters with money inside are given priority treatment. If the sender or receiver can- not be found, the money is de- posited in the federal treas- ury. Mr. Langdon said about 000 is found in the mails dur- ing an average month. Letters end up in the dead letter office for many rea- sons, most of which arise from simple neglect. People leave out the name, address, apartment number or even city. People don't file change-of-address forms and some have a scrawl that can- not be deciphered. Said Mr. Langdon: "The main thing to remember is to put a return address on ev- erything you mail. "Nobody will open your let- ters if the return address is on If the staff cannot find the sender or receiver by reading the contents of the letter, the letter is burned. Mr. Langdon says let- ters are burned each day. Those with anything valuable, such as photographs, certifi- cates and legal papers, are kept. CAREERS FOOD AND BEVERAGE Newly opened hilly modern Motor Hotel require! an experienced food and beverage to auume total responsibili- ty lor all food and beverage operations. Reporting to the General Manager, the succMlful applicant will have complete responsibility for the hiring, training and supervision of all staff in the tavern, dining room, coffee shop and lounge. Applicants should possess substantial experience in a similar function within the hospitality industry. This position offers an attrac- tive salary coupled with a management incentive plan. To explore this opportunity in complete confidence, please sub- mit full resumes to: HERITAGE MOTOR HOTEL Box 100 TABER, Alberta Attn: General Manager COLEMAN COLLIERIES LIMITED VACANCY FOR SENIOR ACCOUNTANT This old established coal company operating in south western Alberta is seeking a career oriented individual to fill the position of Senior Accountant. Working under the direction of the Chief Accountant, the successful applicant will perform cost and general accounting functions to and including preparation of financial statements. Preference will be given to graduates of R.l.A, or C.G.A. pro- grammes or students currently enrolled at the 4th or Sth level. The Company's operations are situated In a pleasant area with excellent community and schooling facilities. An attractive salary with generous fringe benefits are offered. Assistance with housing and relocation will be provided if appro- priate. Interested applicants apply tin writing to: MR. F. MACLEOD Secretary, Coleman Collieries Limited P.O. Box 640 Coleman, Alberta Assistant Education EDMONTON Alberta Advanced Education, Edmonton. The successful applicant will be responsible to the Director of Further Education Program Services for the following projects and activities: Serve as the Executive Secretary to the Minister's Advisory Committee on Further Education; will work in cooperation with the Coordinators and Program consultants to ensure that further education participation rates, and other tasks as assigned by the Director. Requires a Masters Degree In Education or a related field. Special education expertise In International com- munications, adult education and community development. Should have at least 5 years experience as a teacher or a similar public endeavour; should also possess a knowledge of further education development in Alberta. Salary to Closes February 28, 1975. Competition number M742-1. Apply: Oowrnmtnl of Albortt PtnoflMl AdmWifrirttOf. Mtfn Floor, ContonnM 1001S 103 AvtmM ttfnwnton, Albftrlt TSJ OH4 xllberra CARACAS (Reuter) Ve- gress all learner-drivers will nezuelans will shortly have to have to take an examination prove to a psychiatrist that to determine if they have ag-they arc fit to drive and are gressive impulses, not potential killers behind a steering wheel. They will be interviewed by Health Minister Bias Bruni psychiatrists who are devising Celli said that under a new special tests and question-law being presented to Con- naires. Socred MP accuses CBC of WHA 'discrimination' OTTAWA (CP) A Social He noted that Toronto, Mon-Credit MP called Tuesday for treal and Vancouver are the the CBC to "end dis- only Canadian franchises in crimination" against the the 18-team NHL while the 14-World Hockey Association by team WHA has an entire televising WHA games. Canadian division with teams Rene Matte (Champlain) from Quebec City, Toronto, complained in the Commons Winnipeg, Edmonton and Van-that the CBC is "exclusively couver. This was the most linked" to the rival National stable division in the WHA, in Hockey League "which has which many of the American become almost exclusively teams were reported to be in American." dire financial standards will also be for it. A glance in the rear made even worse by a strict tional a justice min-set by examiners for the mirror is only ah after- local law. istry official said, conventional road test. thought, usually too late. Anyone involved in a car ac- Because of the difficulty of "We are going to ensure It is .not all that unusual to cident must leave his car ex- driving in the city, thousands that potential assassins are see as' many as six collisions actly where it comes to rest, have taken to motorcycles, kept off the roads, "the health in a half-hour taxi drive even if it blocks three lanes on There are more than minister said. through the city centre. a busy road, until the police of them in Caracas and, true Unlike most other Latin- if they can get there, to form, one is involved in an Official statistics show one American republics, in Vene- The car is becoming a na- accident every 20 minutes, person is killed in a road ac- pvpn .lhe pnnr ran some a year. A down-payment of less Venezuelans the worlds than is enough to put four fifth-largest oil producer. Gas more wheels on to the crowd. is cheap, money is easy and big American cars are assem- One in' four of the capital's bled here. jwo million inhabitants own For most Venezuelans a cars and the national average large car is an essential status of one car to every five people symbol. is the highest in South "He who doesn't have a car America, here is one motor Middle-class families often dealer said own two or three highways at hair-raising Sometime, traffip is so speeds. On the narrower takes talf a day Correction! our "Accent On Value" Flyer which appeared in Tuesday, February 17th Lethbridge Herald On Page 3 The Junior Bazaar Shirt Should Have Read Save 8.99 Reg. Also... On Page 11 the Quadrophonic Stereo. Speakers incl. Should Have Read 11 9.88 Sep. costs Sears Regrets Any Inconvenience To Our Customers YOUR PURCHASE Here's How It Works From now until March 15th you have a chance to receive absolutely any furniture, home furnishings, home entertainment and appliance you purchase during this period. On March 17th a will be made selecting one of the 27 days of the sale as our SALE DAY! If you made your purchase that day you will have your FULL PURCHASE PRICE REFUNDED IN CASH! All items In the store subject to this sale offer. 4-Piece Davenport Group Features 2-spring filled Davenports Polypropelene covers. Corner table and table lamp. Davenports make into two-four foot comfortable beds. Tangerine or Brown. Spring-Filled Davenport Well-made, attractively finished Polypropelene cover. Brown, Honey or Green. SALE DAY 4 Pieces SALE DAY '139 STORE-WIDE SAVINGS BE A WINNER! All Factory Warranty and S Country Full Service In Efftct UMal. Sorry, no hold Ittmt and no rtturn plMM without a non- payment. Dally to p.m. Thurtday and Friday t a.m. to p.m. 13lh Street North Phone ,1 llbwfie Country Turnituifr Independent citizen will con- duct the draw In the interett of impartially. Cuatomert making on the (elected day will be required to antwer a skill letting queition. v u Chtreu Free Itorage WNf HOM LfMMwi Free Delivery Free Parting "t'w ;