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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Job prospects hopeless for over-45 group By JAMIE UNDERBILL Canadian Press Staff Writer John is a professional engineer. He had never been out of work in the 27-years since he graduated from university. 1%en three months ago, he lost a S15,00O*a-year job. John-he does not want to be Identified by other than his first name-is 53 and one* of 190 Ontario professional engineers out of won. Ha is also one of the 538,000 who, according to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, were unemployed last month. But John represents a problem within a problem, that of the unemployed person more than 45 years of age. For the older skilled worker there is the added worry-at his time of life will anybody want to Ure him again? In Montreal, a group of these men banded together to form an employment agency. They are in the minority however. A Cross-Canada Survey by the Canadian Press showed the ma jority sit at home waiting or pound the sidewalks for 12 hours a day enduring the negative shake of a head. The survey also showed that little ia being done across the country for this specific age roup. Manpower and business offl dais in several provinces admitted there was a preference for the younger man if it came to a choice between the age groups. The Montreal-based group is typical of the problem. It includes aeronautic, mechanical and civil engineers, accountants, cooks, journalists, Mays FUNNY Thursday, January 21, 1971 - THE UTHBRIDOE HERALD - S painters, plumbers and laborers. No detailed figures are available across the country for those unemployed in the older age group. The training-with-pay pro* gram run in Saskatchewan by the manpower department has been enlarged and there now are more than 1,000 persons of all ages taking various technical courses. The province had 8,312 unemployed in the Regina area at the end of last month but the unemployment insurance commission did not have a breakdown in figures to show how many of these were over 45. Development Minister Ray Speaker of Alberta has announced that at least $10 million must be added to the province's $50 million public assistance budget for 1970-71 because of the rise in unemployment At the end of December the manpower department had 1,200 men and 518 women over 45 looking for work, out of an unemployment figure of 11,151. HARDLY STAND THE TRIP .....-V....... OKI M W. F. Otitis StilHMtt, Ttsoi t-* Alberta welfare budget boosted EDMONTON (CP) - The Alberta cabinet Wednesday approved two special warrants which will increase the province's 1970-71 welfare budget to $55.3 million from $41.2 million. Social Development Minister Ray Speaker said the extra $14.1 million is needed because of unemployment caused by the federal government's fight against inflation. Figures contained in the applications for the special warrants, which must be approved by the legislature, show the number of persons receiving provincial welfare has risen from an estimated monthly average Of 23,490 to 28,460. NUMBER DOUBLES Provincial welfare payments from April 1 to Dec. 31, 1970, amounted to $37,375,122. This includes payments to municipalities, which are reimbursed for 80 per cent of welfare payments to short - term recipients who have lost jobs. Municipalities now are ex- pected to get $5.2 million in 1970-71 compared with an original budget estimate of $3.3 million. Mr. Speaker said the number of people handled by municipalities has doubled. The special warrants Include $803,000 to reimburse the health department for welfare patients in hospitals, although $500,000 of this is a carry - over from 1969-70. About $530,000 was set aside to pay for increased caseloads, price increases in materials, supplies and drugs. A third special warrant gives the attorney - general's department an additional $339,850 to meet increased costs for court trials in urban and rural areas. NO FORMS NEEDED TORONTO (CP) - Customers at Ontario Brewers' retail stores no longer are required to fill out purchase orders for beer. PINNED BY BUS - New York police Sgt. Reymond Hickey crawls under a bus to aid a Manhattan woman, identified as Yefta Goldfecher, who was pinned under the axle. The woman was freed after the bus was j acked up. Ice Age findings hailed NEW YORK (AP) - A Harvard University research associate has theorized that markings found on bone and stone fragments more than 30,000 years old represent a crude lunar calendar used is Europe during the last Ice Age, the New York Times says. The grooves and notches, previously thought to be decorations or aids to gripping, appear to depict the phases of the moon, sometimes for periods of more than a year, the newspaper says. The conclusions were set forth by Alexander Marshack, a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology after more than six years of Investigation and study of relics in Europe. Dr. Ralph Solecki of Columbia University, a leading authority on Ice Age archeology, hailed the discovery as "a milestone in archeology comparable to the discovery of carbon 14." Radioactive carbon 14 is used to determine the age of wood and bone and has enabled scientists to date countless sites around the world. Marshack said the markings could have been used as hunting aids to keep track of special days for rituals and sacrifices or to follow the female menstrual cycle. All the objects bearing the markings are pocket-size, he said. The Times says the inscribed objects were found in European deposits representing nearly all cultural levels from 10,000 to 34,000 years ago. The markings range from simple holes punched in bone more than 30,000 years old to a zigzag pattern on a 13,000-year-old eagle bone. ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -New archeological excavations in Peru indicate that a wobbling earth may have caused the glaciers of the last Ice Age and that man first appeared in North America 50,000 years ago, crossing from Russia into Alaska. The findings, based on carbon dating of material excavated, show that a glacier was receding in Peru at the same time another glacier was advancing in North America, says Dr. Richard S. MacNeish, chairman of the department of archeology at Phillips Academy. MacNeish heads an international team of 65 archeologists which has been working in the Peruvian mountains near Lima since 1969. MacNeish is a former chief archeologist with the National Museum in Ottawa, with extensive experience in the tracing of early Asian migrants to the Yukon and Alaska. 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