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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 30. 1971 - 1HI LETHBRIDOE HtlAlD - 17 University degrees open few job doors By KEN POLE EDMONTON (CP) - Tony, in his mid-20s, has a master's degree in chemistry, the culmination of years of intensive study and self-sacrifice. Judy, 21, is a waitress who dropped out of high school because she was "fed up with the whole thing." They both have a problem cqmmon to thousands of young people across Canada-no job. "When I started in on my bachelor's program, the sky was pretty well the limit," said Tony during the interview in the coffee shop of a downtown department store. "They were singing all sorts of nice songs about how well off we would be, especially the ones that went on to masters and PhD programs Frankly, I think I... no, not just me . . . most of us, were sold out by people who pressured us to get into university." Tony is lucky his parents live in Edmonton "and at least I've a place to go." Judy, fresh and attrative, was in the coffee shop because she didn't want to go back to her small apartment. The rent was about a week overdue. "Like, the place isn't that hot but I was able to pay the rent and get together odd bits of furniture, Now it looks like I'm going to have to head for the welfare people." They were two of 21,386 people registered at the Unemployment Insurance Commission office in the city last month. A commission spokesman said there wasn't much chance of the job market improving this month or next. Tony was asked whether he had tried to get a job in some Industry other than chemicals. "No and why the hell should I?" he retorted. "I've spent six years grinding to where I am now and I've ground to a halt." Wayne Krywko, a consultant for H. V. Chapman and Associates Ltd., a major private employment agency said it's a common failing. AIM FOR TOP He riffled through a stack of dozens of application forms. "Some of them come in here and want to start at the top, they want to go into manage-men without learning the basics. "But let's face it, they're really having a tough time. Once, if you had a degree, you really had the doors opened for you," Bill McCune, a regional director for Canada Manpower, went a bit further. "A few years ago . . . they were really dedicated and seemed to give more of themselves to a job. Not now. There's something lacking and the high-surplus market just cannot be bothered with this." Dave Swimmer, regional economist for Manpower, said Edmonton has special problems because its climate places restrictions on employment. "It tends to be very, very seasonal and there are a lot of qualified people after a rela- tively small number of openings. "A big problem with many of the younger applicants is that it's hard to get through to them. It's hard to show them that $500 a month is too much to start with. They'd be far better off agreeing to start at $300 and work up from there." INDIAN COUNCIL CHILLIWACK, B.C. (CP) -Representatives of 1,600 Indians in the Lower Fraser Valley area of British Columbia have formed a regional government-type council that represents 21 different bands. It is hoped the council will be able to take over complete administration of major Indian problems in the area. Alberta vegetable growers vote favors marketing board EDMONTON (CP) - Vegetable growers in Alberta have voted overwhelmingly for the establishment of a processors marketing board, Agriculture Minister Henry Ruste announced here. Mr. Ruste said the vote was held last week and 100 votes, lepresenting 92.5 per cent of those growers who registered, signified approval of the marketing board. A simple majority was required. Mr. Ruste said the government previously agreed to hold a vote if 44 producers, with a combined total of 3,619 acres grown for processing in 1970, registered. "There were 105 growers who registered with a total acreage grown of 4,297 in 1970." The agriculture minister said the vegetable marketing board, made up of seven producers, had been in operation since 1958. "This latest vote was conducted so the board's functions would conform with the Alberta Agricultural Marketing Act amended in 1965." Mr. Ruste said. The establishment of a processors vegetable marketing board will bring to five the number of producer marketing boards in Alberta, he said. SALES DECREASE SASKATOON (CP) - The Saskatchewan Implement Dealers' Association says sales during the first eight months of 1970 in Canada dropped 18.2 per cent below those of the same period in 1969. The total estimated value of machinery sold, based on the wholesale price, was $206.4 million in 1970 compared with $252,5 million in 1969. WESTERN BOOTS 12 PRICE AND LESS TEXAS BRAND  CHILDREN'S Sixts 8Vi to 6. Sal* Priced From .......  MEN'S Sixes V/i to 12. On Salt From .........)  LADIES' Sim S to 10. A and C widths On Sals At ..... to $ $ $ to TONY LAMA AND JUSTIN On Salt From ... 1.00 1.00 to MEN's and LADIES' WESTERN SHIRTS Vz Price and Less In Snap and Button Styles IN 3 SALE GROUPS $ $ $ ONLY ONCE A YEAR DO WE OFFER OUR REGULAR QUALITY MERCHANDISE AT HALF-PRICE AND LESS ... A GENUINE SALE! Our Way of Saying "THANKS" for Your Patronage PRICES EFFECTIVE JAN. 21st THROUGH 30th ONLY SUITS and SPORT COATS Vz PRICE AND LESS All Wools, Whipcords, Vtnttians and Worsteds SUITS ON SALE AT to SPORT (OATS ON SALE AT................ DRESS SLACKS ON SALE AT $ $5 * $12 ;