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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Postal Strike Spreads NEW YORK (AP) The spreading United States postal strike leapfrogged inlo the Mid- west today as the court-defying walkout entered its third day increasingly serious dis- ruptions to the business and fin- ancial community. Some Wall Street brokers feared a continued strike cpuk shut down the entire securities industry by Monday. The gar men! ir.dus'.ry in New York faced Ibe loss of Easter busi ness because rush orders la; buried in the post office. In Washington, the Nixon ad mirastration and members 0 Congress told the striking post a workers they must return t work before there will be an) consideration of their demands "The only thing that can be done is for the postal workers t go back to work and start mov ing the Postmaster-Gen eral Wir.lon M. Blount sai Thursday after an hour-Ion session with the House of Hep resentalives post office comnril tec. The While House said "the thrust of the activity" in the ac ministration is to co-opcrat with all seven major postal un ions that have condemned th walkout and called on strikin locals to go hack to work. There was no indication tod; this was working as the strik spread westward from the A lantic seaboard. More than person, were without mail deliver) Thursday and the number wa growing as more branches i the National Letter Carriei Union, AFL-CIO, responded the strike that started in Ne York. Decisions Thursday night go out in East Lansing, Mich Akron, Ohio and St. Pau Minn., jumped the strike inlan from the populous eastern se board states where postmen Newark, N.J., Hartford, Coni and Buffalo, N.Y., had decidi earlier to join the walkout. More than workers ready are idle. U Friday, Morttl 10, ItTfl THE LEIHHT1DGE HERALD 25 ssistants EDWARD EVERETT HORTON, AGE 84, Edward Everett Horlon stares at a birthday card at his rambling home near Hollywood, touched by the sentiment of the message as he launched his 84lh year. He's been on stage and screen 60 years. Time to retire? "Never." For MPs Appointed OTTAWA (CP) Ten univer- ity students were appointed 'cdnesday to intern in Parlia- ment. The first-ever group of parlia- mentary interns will work as ssistants to members of Par- ament. The idea of students doing a olitical internship came from Alfred D. Hales, Conservative member for Wellington. Prof ames Hur'ey, assistant profes or of political science at the University of Ottawa, has been lamed program director. The first 10 interns are: Jean-Guy Finn, 25, of Inker nan, N.B.; Richard Bergcr, 23 if Quebec City; Howard Aster .6, and Donald Murray, 22, o Montreal; Gregory Fyffe, 23 and Peter Johansen, 22, of 01 avya; Linda Geller, 22, ant Irian Lennox, 23, of Toronto Ronald Kanter, 22, of Brantforc Ont.; and Garry Curtis, 23. ol Victoria. Each will receive for Overtime Pay For RCMP? OTTAWA (CP) Overtime in he KCMP amounted to ".ours last year but it didn't cost the public a cent. "We are one of the last major police organizations of any major size that doesn't have overtime Com- missioner W. L. Higgetl told Uie Commons justice committee. He said he doesn't want over- time as such for the force but may have to isk for it if allow ances in basic pay are not made by the government. Wage negotiations last year raised the basic pay for a con- stable first class to the second highest in Canada. But without overtime, the take-home pay of the 9.80C Mounties was far behind that oi most other police. A first class HC.MP constable earns "We are the only police or- ganization in Canada where masagement is still speaking for the he reminded the committee. Attendance Lags At World Fair OSAKA (CP) Sparse at- tendance al Expo '70 in this Japanese centre indicates that Asia's first world fair is ailing. By Wednesday night, had been counted through the gates, compared with a projec- tion of before Emperor Hirohito opened the fair Saturday. Only of a projected came Sunday, first full public day. By contrast, set a world record for one day when they visited Expo 67 in Montreal on its first Sunday, April 30, three years ago. Japanese say the weathef, with cold winds sometimes ac- companied by freezing rain, is unseasonable. Japan's famec cherry blossoms, symbol of the fair, are not to bo seen arounc Expo grounds. In northern Hok- kaido, snowstorms have blockec traffic and closed schools. Tires Guise No Damage -Taylor EDMONTON (CP) Th traction provided by studded Hres outweighs the minor dam age they cause to roads, High- ways Minister Gordon Taylo fold the legislature. Studded tires "seem fo cause negligible damage to pavi rnent" except at busy inlersec tions. He said he finds figures a tributed to the Ontario govern mcnt that the tires cause 60 75 per cent wear on highwaj difficult to understand. "Certainly there has not bee that trouble on the Prairies an we think there is merit in th studded tires, particularly the saving because of less los of life." A report on the tires, being prepared by the Cana< an Good Roads Associalio would be studied by the Albcr government. Mr. Taylor also said the pro Ince's experiment with trip trailer units between Edmonton and Calgary has ended nnd re- sults of (he trial are being evaluated. Sven hardy Montrealers, wh lashed feough rain and 67 red a transit strike to swe tendance to durin xpo 67's 185 days, would bal Osaka's cold. Expoland, the Japanese fair's rawer to the La Ronde ainuse- ent park at Expo 67, is nearly ead. Few want to ride a roller jaster in the teeth of an icy i ind. TOLL PROMOTED Certainly lack of promotion is wt to blame. Japanese news- apcrs printed full color sec- ons before the fair opened and be national television network arries daily programs on the lir. Shunichi Sumki, Expo '70 scc- blames the early attendance lag on the plus pre-fair predic- ons of immense traffic jams. But there were no complaints rom Canada's four exhibits, running at near capacity. At Canada's mirroi'-sheatcd avilion, thousands jam the rcurtyard to listen to live cnlcr- ainment from groups such as he Waterloo-Oxford Glee Club rom western Ontario. RCMP Constable Luc Legal of St. Ad- ilph, Man., is being mobbed by allograph seekers. Public relations officer Mi- chael Spencer called attendance 'a fabulous number." Top ItCMP officers negotiate ith the federal treasury board, 'be board had given some at- ;ntion to the overtime situa- ion. Tire RCMP budget for the 970-71 fiscal year is an increase of over the previous Commissioner Higgelt told the committee: is increasing at 15 XT cent a year and he will pro- icse a modest increase in the 'orce to keep abreast. more than fin- gerprints on file will be in an automated retrieval system by 1972. force hopes to have in operation next year one of the argest on-line computers North America. new fraud squads have lad 'tremendous sav- ing the taxpayer millions with crackdowns on white collar crime. quarters will be opened in Toronto next year and are badly needed in Montreal and Vancouver. force has a new Twin- Otlcr plane at Yellowknife, N.W.T., and hopes to be able to replace single-engined aircraft in use at Inuvik and Frobisher Bay., N.W.T. This was consi- dered a matter of safety. Moun- ties were the last to use single- engined planes in hazardous Arctic flying conditions. operations will be cut down, with the emphasis o inshore patrols, now that th coast guard is handling offshor activity. Vancouver Newspaper Strike Effects Outlined OTTAWA (CP) A quick- ook study by a Toronto commu- nications consultant says the shutdown of Vancouver's two daily newspapers has given an economic boost to other media and had a profound effect on he economic arid social life of Canada's third-largest city. The results of the one-man in- vcsligation by Walter Gray of Hopkins, Hcdlin Ltd. also said the impact "is almost certain to become more onerous each day that the newspapers fail to ap- pear." Both The Sun and The Prov- ince, with a combined circula- tion of ceased publica- tion Feb. 15 during a contract dispute with their unions. lispulc. The 40-page Gray analysis was presented here to the spe- cial Senate committee on mass media which commissioned the stuc-V into the socio-economic ef- fects of the absence of the two newspapers. Mr. Gray, vice-president o his firm, based his conclusions on a personal look at the situa lion including a questionnaire sent to 125 Greater Vancouvei the 10-month internship pro- gram. No final decision has been made on haw the interns will be allocaled, Prof. Hurley said al a news conference called to an- nounce the selection. TIs interns will start work Sept. 1, beginning with an inten- dissatisfied with both the quanl sive, one-month orientation i ity and quality of news and in course. (formation they now are receiv ng from other media which have sought to fill the gap. OTHERS BENEFIT The absence of news and in- ormation m the dailies is "di- ectly affecting most sectors" of he economic and social life o! he community. Other media in he community and beyoad are getting increased economic ben- efits including advertising. Adverse effects of this "most unpopular event" include a greater difficulty for the unem- in obtaining jobs without job ads in the papers. Most af- ecled are day-to-day construc- ion workers. Time between death and fu- -.eral service has grown longer as the family of the deceased need additional time to advise others of the funeral because of the inability to put a death no- tice in the paper. Business at movies, theatres and nightclubs, all of which de- pend heavily on nwspaper ad- vertising to attract customers, has suffered a slowdown. Mov- ie-house chains report a drop o: from five to 20 per cent in at- He found most newspape: readers use dailies as i major source of news appea tendance. "Films requiring extensive promotion which have done wel in other communities have failed at the box Mr. tant to blame any economic downturn totally on "the absence of newspapers. CITE OTHER FACTORS "It was invariably linked to general economic conditions across Canada and the iL-icer- ainty of the British Columbia jconomy, particularly in the 'prest industry and fug opera- tions." All major department stores nave transferred newspaper ad- vertising money to radio, televi- sion and the region's weekly press. Woodward's department store was the first to buy a full page in the Vancouver Express, the thrice-weekly published by tha jobless employees of the closed newspapers. The department stores, along with other retail firms, have gone heavily into home-deliv- ered flyer advertising to attract customers. The result has been "a plague of flyers thumping against the doorsteps of Greater Vancouver." Senator John Nicol tish a Vancouverite invited to sit in on the commit- tee session, said Mr. Gray's re- port had "a very accurate to and, if anything, played down the feeling of many Van- couver residents about news Gray said. papers ar.d substitute new He also reported that busi-! sources from radio and lelcvi- r.essmen generally were reluc-1 sion. Holiday Bill Introduced In House EDMONTON (CP) -The first Monday in August each year Mill be a holiday to honor native people if a bill intro- Ircduced is approved by the legislature. Clarence CopiUiorne Banff Cochrane) was com- mended by Speaker A. J. Dixon for wearing a bucksin jacket in introducing the bill. "It is. the first time a pro- vincial MLA has worn native dress in the legislature to my Speaker' Dixon commented. The first Monday in August now is a Civic holiday in urban SUES ron DIVORCE SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reu- ters) Singing star Howard Keel was sued (or divorce Thursday by his wife Helen. Nimsick Plan Receives Support VICTORIA (CP) A New Democratic Party member suggested in the British Colum- bia legislature that armed for- ces aircraft and personnel should be used to light foresl fires in Canada. Leo Nimsick (NDP Koot- enay) said "a whole squadron of water bombers" would be better lhan Ihc present "hap- hazard" method of using pri vale aircraft on a lease basis He added the training would hi good for armed service crews creating more interest "than just flying around some air poit." Resources Minister Ray Wil listen, whose forest service es limales were being debated said he agreed with Mr. Kim slck's suggestion "one thousanc per cent" and added he has a' ready approached the fedora external aid organization with similar proposal. New Commander. West Point WASHINGTON (AP) Army Jecretary Stanley R. Resor an- nounced today appointment of a superintendent of the U.S. Mili- ary Academy at West Point, to replace Maj.-Gen. Sam- uel W. Rosier, charged with dercleclion of duty in connection ivilh an investigation of the al- leged massacre of civilians by United Slates troops in South Vietnam in 1968. Appointment of Maj.-Gen. Wil Lam A. Knowlton, was an- nounced a day after charges against Koster and 13 other offi- cers were made public. Koster asked to be relieved from his West Point post. Knowllon has been serving as secretary of the army general staff since July, Forecasts Coup ANKARA (Heufers) Turk, ish Foreign Minister Ids an Sab- ri Caglayangil says a coup against the Cyprus government is eimmincnt. The foreign min- ister made his announcement fo the press after] a two-hour meeting wilh Turkish President Ccvdct. We interrupt this paper for a brief re-announcement. Enjoy the year-round comfort of GM four-season air conditioning We're now building enough Monte Carlos so you can buy one. luxury. You've undoubtedly "been invit- ed to examine and drive personal luxury cars before. But we'll bet this is the first finie you've been invited to see and drive ..ne priced At that price, Monte Carlo costs hundreds of dollars than other personal-luxury cars. Yet Monte Carlo's a car of thickly padded scats that use the fiat'S'spring found in finefurniture. Rich cloth or custom-knit nylon fabrics. An instrument panel with the look of Carpathian burled elm. Plush deep-twist carpeting. And extreme quiet, thanks to an un- usual amount of sound-absorbing insulation. Monte Carlo is every bit the lux- ury car in other respects, too. For instance, you get a Y8, along with power front disc brakes operating behind fullwhcel standard. And if you think this car and its price make impressive reading, just wait until you try out the real thing at your Chevrolet dealer's. Maximum Retail Price for this Monte Carlo Coupe at Oshawj, Ontario. Price quoltd includes Federal Salts Taxes. Provincial and local taxes, license, accessories, optional eq.uipir.c nl and transportation charges additional, AUTHORIZED MONTE CARtO DEAIER IN LETHBRIDGE -SEEYOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CHEVROLET DEALER- Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile (1959) Ltd CORNER 7ND AVf. AND 8TH STREET SOUTH, lETHBRlDGE, AITA. PHONE 327-3147 ;