Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wxinwdoy, March 21, THF UTHBRIDCE HERAlD _ 9 Dubbed 'The Snail Postal service in U.S. hits slow pace By GEORGE KITCHEN NEW YORK (CP) In com- mon with their Canadian neigh- bors, Americans are plagued by a breakdown of commu- nications. Postal service in the United States has dropped to such a slow pace that the Wall Street Journal has aptly dubbed it The Snail Kxpres. Irale house- holders and businessmen await- ing that missing letter use more flavorsome expressions. Companies throughout the country, especially those which sell by mail, report declining profits and loss of business hS- :ause of slow mail deliveries. Thto is especially so during the Four-legged friend Britain's princess Anne pets her new foxhound, os she takes a break during the Amberley Horse Show in 'Cirencester, England. The princess, a royal quarry for the persistent press, has denied romantic reports about her relationship with It. Mark Phillips. A spokesman for the royal family has jokingly called ihe dog a "press- for keeping cameramen at bay. holiday seasons, such as Christ- mas, when the mails are the the non-delivery of an item means a lost account. One mail-order house re- ported it had to spend to ship gift items by air to meet the Christmas deadline. Letter deliveries are routinely slow, though the, post office claims that 90 per 'cent of first- class local letters mailed before 5 p.m. are delivered next day. Some deliveries take weeks. Delays of ap to a week or more in deliveries of mail from Canada are not uncommon. Ca- I nadian newspapers, which get third-class handling, have been known to arrive in New York two months late. The post office concedes that its headquarters In Washington is receiving more than 600 com- plaints, double the normal figure. The Senate post office committee is looking into the problem and several congress- men are seeking repeal of leg- islation which gave the post office department semi-inde- pendent status in 1971. Since 1971, the department has reduced the amount o" gov- ernment subsidy it needs, in- creased productivity, cut its payroll and turned increasingly toward automation. It also has reduced the number of daily de- liveries and cut staff. Deliveries to business firms have been to two a day from three. The department, which pat- terns much of its service after the Canadian post office, had been considering following Can- ada in .elimiinating Saturday residential deliveries. However, this study has been shelved be- came of -the uproar over present service. An increasing number of American business houses are turning to the more than 150 private postal companies which have developed in the U.S. in recent years and which claim to be able to deliver direct-mail advertising and other items fas- ter and cheaper than the mail service. Private parcel delivery services have overtaken tho post office in the volume of par- cels handled. The Wall Street Journal re- ported that when the town of East Windsor, N.J., celebrated its 175th anniversary recently, President Nixon sent a special message to be read at the fes- tivities. The p r e s i d e n t's con- gratulations arrived six days after the celebration. The only official message to arrive on time came from New Jersey Gov. William Cahill. Be had the foresight to send his messagt by helicopter. Korean residents to face new mourning regulations New York Times Service SEOUL, South Korea Be- ginning in June, South Koreans will be legally prohibited from wea.rin'g traditional hemp mourning dress or pacing more than two floral wreaths at a funeral. They will also be barred from sending printed cards fo invite guests to funerals or wedding ceremonies, and from treating the guests to banquets. Violat- ors of the new regulations will be subject to fines up to ELIMINATE WASTE These are sonic of the tough stipulations of a new law enact- ed by the sou.h Korean govern- ment early tills moa'.h in move to eliminate waste, in terms of both money and time, in the life of the tradition- minded Korean people. The law, consisting of 11 arti- cles, calls for simplification ol such family iltes as weddings, funerals, ancestor worship anc celebrations of. the 60lh birth- day, a traditionally important occasion in the life of a Korean. A presidential decree is to prescribe new standards for simplified family ritaals. Explaining the objectives of the law, Lee Kyung Ho, minis- ter of health and social affairs, said at a news conference that government officials and em- ployees of state-ma corpor- ations faced botti fines and dis- missal if they were found to have violated it. "Many of the family rites currently conducted in the na- tion are wasteful in terms of money and Lee daclar- ed. "They must be changed and corrected by the power of law." According to a recent offi- cial survey, money spant marriages, funerals and ances- tor worship accounts for nearly 10 per cent of the total yearly expenditures for average south Korean families. Get fte Savings HaMt YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER MIHALIK'S 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 PHONE 328-5742 FOR FREE CITY DELIVERY ON LARGE ORDERS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES EFFECTIVE MARCH 22nd, 23rd, 24th t foods t SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS Eight vacancies in upper House By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Canada's 102-seat Senate is currently eight mem- bers short. Six Canadian provinces are lacking one member each in their allotted representation, with Nova Scotia's strength down by two senators. Nova Scotia has been without one of its senators since Decem- b e r, 1968, when Senator Edouard J. Theriault died. The Atlantic province lost another Want death penalty for murderers LONDON' (CP) In the wake of two terrorist bombings and a threatening attack on an em- bassy, new efforts are under way here to force a restoration of the- death penalty for con victed murderers. A Tory backbench MP, David Mather, plans to intrcdue private bill in the Commons within the next couple of week: calling for the implementation of death sentences against any one convicted of murder, exccp In "crimes of passion." A motion encouraging tit government to take such actio was tabled in Die House las week by Mather. It carried the signatures of 63 olher MPs i: Commons. Mather, a 54-year-old forme liealenant-ctfonel in the regula a.'my, believes a new "tangin bill" would receive surprisingl; wide support if it was ii troduced in the Coircnons and MPs were allowed Io vote indi pendently of their parties cia-1 positions. enator Saturday, when Senator jordon B. Isnor died. The West is missing three enators: James Gladstone Leihbridge, Alta.) created a acaacy when he resigned al- aost two years ago. Olive L. Ir- ine Man) died Nov. I, D59. Arthur M Pearson (Lum- den, Sask.) resigned in March, 771. Ontario is missing cue sena- or. George S. Whiie (Hasiinga- rontenac) retired in Kovem- r, 1972. New Brunswick has been one member short since Hetiard J. Icbichaud (Gloucester) re- iigr.cd in October, 1971, Quebec has bean one member ihort since the death of Leon (Shawinigan) on Aug. C, .072. On a party political basis, the Jberals now have 73 senators, Progressive Conservatives, 17; Independents, two, one inde- pendent Liberal-Ssnator Donald Cameron (Banff, Alta.) and one Social Creditor, Senator Ernest Manning (Edmonton the 'ormer premier of Alberta. After June 1, the distribution of printed individual invitations to weddings, funerals or birth- day parties will be banned. The measure is aimed at halt- ing the practice of inviting a large number of guests, includ- ing remote acquaintances, in expectation of receiving gifts from them. Imitations or notices by means ol newspaper advertise- ments, telephone calls or hand- written cards will be permis- sible, however. At funerals, no more than two wreaths or pots of flowers will be permitted in front of the coffin or the to pre< vent mourners from sending .many flowers. The use of mourning dress or yellow hemp cloth and of traditional mourn- ing streamers is also prohibit- ed. The law provides that guests at funerals or weddings may not be treated with meals other than soft drinks and'cakes, ex- cept for close relatives. Operators of commercial wed- ding halls, undertakers and matchmaking agencies will be required to obtain licenses from Ihe minister of health and so- cial affairs. To promote observance of the law, committees are to be set up in all cities and counties under control of the ministry of health and social affairs. A familiar saying in Korea has it that a family is apt to go bankrupt when a son ov daughter is married. Without doubt, a lot of money is spent on marriages for new clothes and furniture, wedding rings and gifts, and feasts for the guests. The government tried uasuc- cessfully to end such practices four years ago by proclaiming a national code for simplified family rituals. Since the code did not have legal binding 'orce, many people, especially those in rural regions, fail- ed to discard age-old customs. Salary revealed OTTAWA (CP) Lucien Car- dien, a former justice minister in the Pearson cabinet, is now assistant chairman of the Fed- eral Tax Review Board at a salary between and Mr. Cardin would have earn- ed about when he was in the cabinet in 1965 as justice minister and solicitor-general. The information was provided in response to a written ques- tion by Robert Coales Prior to assuming his pres- ent position on April 27, 1972, Mr. Cardin had teen a member of the Immigration Appeal Board since Feb. 23, 1970. Abdication preserved tradition LONDON (AP) King Ed- ward VIII's abdication not only preserved Brilish tradi- tions of royal marriage. It also preserved an orderly al- ternation of royal profiles on Brilish coins, the Royal Mint disclosed today. A booklet published by Ihe Mint today explained that, by tradition, successive mon- archs face alternate ways on the coins, and it was Ed- ward's turn for a right pro- file. But he insisted on his left profile. 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