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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THf IFTHriRIDGE HERAID tl.uritlny. Mny IB. 197? RARE GATHERING Prime Minisler Trudeou, Velerons Affairs Minister Arlhur Laing and former prime minister John Diefsnbaker share a laugh al a reception in OltoAva Wednesday. The occasion was a reception for Mr. Laing who is retiring. (CP Wirepholo) Better Soviet relations to be sought by Nixon Ilv HAI.I'II MAURIS WASHINGTON (neuter) F r c s i d c n t will .spend more than half of hi.-i eight-day trip to the Soviet Union in wide-ranging Ulks wilh the Rus- sian leaders in an effort to im- prove American-Soviet rela- tions, recently threatened by the Vietnam war, Details of the summit re- leased by the White House W r cl n e s fl a y nighl disclosed plans for a minimuin of cere- mony and enlertainmenl and a scries of lengthy meetings be- tween the president and Com. m u n i s t parly chief Leonid Brezhnev. Nixon is scheduled to arrive Postal workers may strike again quits mailing welfare recipient cheques VANCOUVER i CD From nnv.- (in. rily welfare recipients will have lo pick up their cheques in person every monlh, welfare dircrlor Waller Boyd liiicl Vvudncsdav. Mr. Boyd said Ihe previous method of mailing cheques j gave too much room "to Ihe guy Irving lo con you." UNCLAIMED CHEQUES The Vancouver civic work- ei-s' sirike forced Ihe welfare deparlmeul to shift lo direct payment of cheques rather Ilian mailing Iliem. During cheque distribution at a Van- couver church last week, only of the cheques were picked up. Unclaimed cheques will be destroyed Friday, Mr. Boyd said in an inler- j view it 'is likely that 600: rhcquos will h? left unclaimed by Friday anrl a majorily of these would rcprcscn' fraud "If by Friday, we are led wilh GOO unclaimed cheques and you figure that these peo- ple would normally get anolher issue at monlh end, that repre- sents a minimum of and probably a lot more. "That's a hell of a lol of fraudiilenlly taken from i the welfare department each j month." Margaret Mitchell, a spokes- man for the unemployed citi- zens welfare improycm e n I council, said Mr. Boyd's sus- picions of fraud are "uller rub- bish." "The, fact Is that manv ''Royd never sent Ihcm a letter Idling Iliem they have lo pick [hem up. And a lol of our IJC'jple can'l afford newspapers, television or radios Mrs. Mitchell said the wel- fare (lepiirlmenl is nol answer- ing its telephones or recipients can'l gel any informalion when Ihey call lo find o'.it what has happened lo (heir cheque. Ira Zbarsky. anolher mem- ber of Ihe unemployed council, said a system of personal pick up (if cheques will be terribly embarrassing to many welfare recipients. FF.KL UNWORTHY "They arc made lo fed un- ivorlhy in the first place and this will reinforce this whole C0inlillnnin2.' Mr. Boyd said Ihe old mail- ing syslcm was a particularly had one for handling single em- ployable males and females. "There are 5.000 of these sin- gle employees and under the old syslcm we would not see tlicpn people for months. "If Ihey looked like reliable persons, Ihe tendency was lo I enrol them on assistance and It was up In the individual to let I us know if he got a job. Basic- i ally mosl people are honest and jdid" Ibis, but the system helps Uie guy who Is trying to con he said. "Under the new system we will continue granting assis- tance to singles who can es- tablish r.eed but we will do so only on s two week period. In order to get more Ihey must come back to the welfare office and re-apply." j Mr. Boyd said welfare fam- 1 ilic-s will not have to re apply I every two weeks or every I month as the singles will, but i I heir regular monthly cheques will liava to be picked up In person. "I can understand this might j he humiliating for some wel j fare recipients, but we will gear il so there is no waiting ami no line up and it would only be one day a month." Only those physically or men- ially handicapped welfare re. cipienls will get their cheques mailed. p.m.: Kinii-ualc. II C M Imlirs; J'orlliill llvkorls H am li> Chief Mnnnlain fln.'.fd. WUflhnrsr, H a.m. In 5 p m, ;