Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, Juno 3, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 33 SEGOVIA AND SON-Three day old Carlos Andres was in good voics when he was photographed at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, with his father, Andres Segovia, 77, the world's greatest classical guitarist, and his mother, Emilia, 31. Students Seeking Summer Jobs Faced With Tough Competition V__J By MICHAEL, BATE Canadian Press Staff Writer University students are with more competition for fewer jobs this summer, but the federal manpower de- partment is cautiously opti- mistic thai most can find some employment. Manpower Minister Allan MacEachen told Parliament in early May that approxi- mately 641.000 students at all levels will be seeking summer jobs this increase of over last summer when 93 per cent of the post-second- ary students who looked for summer work-found id. Some of the 1909 jobs, however, were short-term affairs. Mr. MacEachen said the government will hire 11.365 post-secondary students this year, representing an in- .crease of 27 per cent over the last two years. Opposition critics have chal- lenged the government posi- tion as complacent, and claimed that its over-all poli- cies aimed against inflation are causing unemployment. A Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press indicates that student job opportunities this year will follow regional in the poorer areas. Regular Wooko Price Color bright ond fashion quality 100% combed terrycioth for the sum- mer ahead. Smartly trimmed with colorful cot- ton ribbing. Blue, Gold, Green, Copper, While. Sizes: S'-M-L At ihis low price you con afford two or like It? Use Your Woolco Credit! tOpen Daily 9 a.m. lo 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Thursday and Friu'ay 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. College. Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Official', point directly to last year's manpower depart- ment advertising campaign, which urged potential employ- ers through newspapers, tele- vision and radio to hire stu- dents, as (he main reason for the improvement they say ex- ists. They feel the sharp rise in unemployment across Can- ada is not expected to affect this year's hire-a-studeht campaign drastically. Whether employers will be in a position to employ stu- dents despite the govern- ment's anti-inflationary poli- cies tends to van' from region to region. Student mobility and will- ingness to work at almost any job give them a better chance of securing employment than an unemployed worker who has a family and other re- sponsibilities to restrict him. There are univer- sity and secondary school stu- dents in Canada, and the larg- est percentage of the expected job-hunters will be from the university group. Ontario, which last year waged the biggest campaign on the student-job problem, has about university and secondary-school stu- dents. Earnings averaged per university student last sum- mer. A survey conducted by the manpower department showed: that of' the post-secondary school stu- dents who found employment, 14 per cent worked for more than four months; 60 per cent for two to four months; 18 per cent for one to two months and eight per cent for less than a month. The outlook by regions: ATLANTIC The manpower centre at Newfoundland's Memorial University in St. John's re- ports that "possibilities are beginning to look better" in some areas of employment. A department spokesman said wages depend on the type of job and qualifications of the student. Wages generally range between and monthly and the students with the best prospects are those studying commerce, engineer- ing and science. SMent placement officers at universities in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island say they have no indication yet how many jobs will be availa- ble this summer for students. A spokesman said the Oper- ation Placement program which has the support of the Canadian Chamber of Com- merce is asking its members to provide jobs for five stu- for every 100 regular employees. Average wage for stu- dents who found jobs through manpower was in Nova Scotia. It was for students in Prince Edward Is- land. FIRMS CUT BACK The easiest students to place, in order, are: engineer- ing, geology', commerce, sci- ence and general arts. Arts and female students are the hardest to place, relying mostly on restaurants, tourist bureaus, hospitals, hotels, stores, government agencies, construction companies, play- grounds and bars. The Saint John Board of Trade in New Brunswick re- ports that prospects are "not bright" because of firms cutting back due to eco- nomic factors and more stu- der.'.'s.seeking fewer jobs. The board is co-operating with the chamber of com- merce in its Canada-wide stu- dent summer employment program and has asked its members to make lists of s u m m e r job requirements' available to the Canada Man- power Centre. QUEBEC Unlike the Atlantic prov- inces. Quebec universUies arc finding little difference be- tween arts students and those in professional faculties when it comes to getting summer jobs. McGill University in Mont- real operates the unique Mc- Gill Student Entreprenurial A g e n c i e s. an organization which, raihar than placing students in individual jobs, combines the energy and tal- ents of a number of students to fulfil work contracts. Last summer the students operated a gas station and that, with other contracts, raised This year the agency hopes to employ -100 to SOU students and raise about This will be done through the gas station; a market re- search group which will take surveys on various subjects for any company; a computer programming company; the scllirg of Montreal Expos baseball yearbooks; tutoring, anc' a new bartending school. At the Sir George Williams University placement service a spokesman says ihe number of summer jobs available this year is "noticeably clown." SOMK AUK IGNORED Tile spokesman said that some jobs, notably those in sales, are ignored even by those students who have no hope of finding other work. He feels that the element of inse- curity in working strictly on commission makes most peo- ple shy away from selling jobs. At Loyola College place- ment office a spokesman said more students would end up with summer jobs if they wer- en't so selective early in the spring. Many were offered jobs but rejected them in the hope of finding more-interest- ing work or better money elsewhere. The Montreal Star is accept- k-g and printing job-wanted ads from students free of charge. They are in a special column under the heading "Hire a student this sum- mer." Inserted in the daily column is a warning that stu- dents "should use good_ judg- ment in responding to joh of- fers." Last year about 10 per cent obtained jobs directly through the column ONTARIO J. E. Nelles, Ontario super- visor of the department of manpower and immigration in Toronto, says the summer employment situation is "a bit more ticklish" this year than in 1969 because the economy isn't as buoyant. It is not known how many jobs the construction industry will have available, but ho Jears there may be fewer since there's been a slowdown in capita! expansion and hous- ing starts. University enrolment in On- tario also has doubled since 1960, and many jobs that don't require special skills have given way to automation. A t Hamilton's McMaster University, placement officer Donald Bragt said that be- cause of the higher rate of un- employment there "is a tigh- ter labor market for summer jobs this year." But the University of Toron- to's placement service esti- mates' that this year more jobs will be available than last year. Highest salaries are paid geology students who take exploration jobs in re- mote areas and the lowest- paid jobs are baby-sitters and mothers' unpopular with students. In Kingston, home of Q u e e n's University, nearly students are competing for fewer jobs. A spokesman from manpower said "there just isn't the industrial or commercial activity to sun- port" the students from five high schools, the university and a community college. PRAIRIES Ferde Ewald, director of technical services for prairie region of manpower, says stu- dents looking for summer and permanent jobs will face a "tight labor market." But "so far we Have seen a greater community awareness in trying to find employment for students whether it be a sum- mer or permanent job." Last year in Manitoba there were students seeking summer jobs and of this total 93 per cent were placed at an average earning of Molly Matthews, in charge of University of Manitoba stu- dent placement service, says there will be considerably less demand for university gradu- ates this year although results won't be known until the end of May. As far as summer jobs are concerned, she said, last sum- mer was generally good and things aren't expected to change greatly. In Saskatchewan the prov- ince's sagging farm economy will reduce the number of summer jobs available to uni- versity students, said a spokesman at the manpower office at the University of Sas- katchewan's Regina campus. CONSTRUCTION SLOW Generally the picture is not as bright "as in was a marginal year. Orders for students to fill summer jobs are down considerably and the number of applica- tions is greater than normal for this time of year. A spokesman for the Sas- katchewan Federation of Labor says that if students are to be hired in great num- bers this year, it will be at the expense of persons who have been unemployed all winter. Any construction work which becomes available will be late; construction activity is slow now and it could be two or three months before on-site work begins on antici- pated projects. In Alberta, Calgary's three post-secondary educational in- stitutions have each been granted to help students find summer employment. The money, to be adminis- tered by student council busi- ness managers, will be used to set up placement agencies and "beat the bushes for jobs." BRITISH COLUMBIA In British Columbia, job op- portunities for the summer will depend on the settlement of wage disputes and the gen- eral employment picture for sources say that rigfoS now it's too early to tell. At University of British Col- umbia the job placement off- ice says it may be difficult for those "in arts and sciences, who have no special skills, to find work. A Simon Fraser University spokesman said: "Maybe the business of trying to keep in- flation down, and tight money, have made a difference." He noted that all major industries have to negotiate new con- tracts with unions before they can tell much about the sum- mer job situation. New Broadway Talent Pleasiiij By WILLIAM GLOVER NEW YORK (AP) New players hit big this Broadway in the season in a flop musical, Jimmy, then came back as a saucy French maid in a revival sea'son. In quality as well as of The Boy Friend, a sturdier quantity, the fresh supply of..... performing talent brightly offset some dull creative aspects of show year 1969-70, Attesting to (he rookie calibre, of the two score actors who made debuts hi lead roles or feature bits, five won Tony nominations for distinguished work and one actually copped one of the coveted silver medal- lions. Topping the winners WES attraction. The long-run smash Hello, Dolly! provided Georgia Engel's big opportunity. Miss Engel, born in Washington and daugh- ter of a coast guard rear admi- ral, had been in New York just three months when she won the featured role of Minnie Fay, milliner's assistant, in a com- pany formed to succeed the Pearl Bailey troupe. Sincere imitation launched Louis .1. Blythe Banner, taking a Tony j Stadien of Brooklyn on the suc- for her portrayal of a kooky lass who falls in love with a blind youth in Butterflies Are Free. Like many of the others, the Philadelphia sUirlet reached Broadway after extensive work in regional theatre groups. The two musical bonanzas, Applause and Company, spot light standout debutantes. Bonnie Franklin, pert Santa Monica, Calif., redhead, exult- antly sings and dances the title number of Applause. The rival musical company includes Teri Ralston of Holyoke. Colo., who comes on with deft comic poise as a square wife who smokes pot for the first time; while 1'a- mela Myers, who arrived in Nev; York just seven months ago from Cincinnati, stops the show with a brassily-poignant song about all eascr beavers seeking big town success, An- other Hundred People. BIG UULE IN DOLLY Barbara Andres, who trav- elled in vaudeville with her par- ents and then had four clu'Idren of her own before trying the stage demonstrates the virtue of perseverance. She arrived early cess trial in Minnie's Boys. His rollicking impersonation o f Groucho Marx prompted the veteran master clown to declare after the first performance: "He's better than me." Three other tyros parrot other scions of the Marx clan in the same Pearl as Chico: i Alvin Kuppcrrr.an as Zeppo, and Gary Rancher as Gtimino, CASSIUS SHONE Another musical, Purlie, af- forded a Broadway start to C. David Colson, who has per- formed from San Francisco toj Sarasota, Fla.. and Sherman I Hemslcy. who worked in the j Philadelphia post office for four I years before committing "self to the hazards of show busi- ness. Several headliners from other areas of popular attention were flectingly admired although (heir musicals weren't, includ- ing Cassius Clay in Buck White, Frank Gorshin with Jimmy. Steve Arien of Ciy For Us All and E n g 1 a n d 's music hall thrush, Dilys Wall ing. in Gcorgy. That stint got Miss Wa- tling a" Tony bid, too. 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