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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, November 15, 1974 THE Newspaper Chain Staff shortages acute breakup iir in Alberta hospitals OTTAWA (CP) Senator Keith Davey, chairman of a 1970 study on the mass media and a key figure in the Liberal party's July election victory, says the government should consider breaking up the country's big newspaper chains. It's too late to establish a press ownership review board because newspaper chains have grown substantially since the recommendation for such a board four years ago by the Senate committee on the mass media, Senator Davey said in an interview Thursday. The only alternative is ac- tion to break up the chains before they engulf almost the entire newspaper industry, he said. When the media study, which became known as the "Davey was issued in December, 1970, chains controlled 60 per cent of Canada's daily newspapers. Senator Davey said chain ownership now has reached 80 per cent. The Senate committee said the trend could be stopped by a review board to screen chain take overs of independently owned newspapers and block those that were not considered in the public interest. Senator Davey said any such action now would be ineffective and would only act as a punitive measure against the few remaining non chain newspapers. "It may be the time to start thinking of dismantling the he said. If big conglomerates like Inter- national Business Machines (IBM) can be broken up new- spaper chains can too, he said. The report said 77 of Canada's 116 daily new- spapers were owned in 1970 by groups including F.P. Publications Ltd., with eight dailies; the Southam Group with 11, the Thomson group with 30; the Desmarais Pari- sien Francoeur group in Quebec with four and New Brunswick industrialist K. C. Irving with five. "This is not exactly conducive to press the report said. Senator Davey said he has detected a general improve- ment in the quality of Canada's bigger newspapers since the media report was published. This has happened despite the growth in chain ownership, he said. He said he thinks the Montreal Gazette has improv- ed since its acquisition by Southam's but that the Montreal Star has 'gone downhill since being bought by FP Publications. There is room for more new papers in Canada, he said. EDMONTON (CP) The federal government should consider easing immigration regulations for hospital warkers, me :a' jonven- tbn of the Alberta Hospital Association has decided. A resolution calling for dis- cussions with the government was approved in light of Ot- tawa's announced intention to tighten immigration into Canada. Representatives of rural hospitals told the convention, that they had difficulty obtain- ing hospital workers even un- der the more flexible im- migration policy. John Biggs, chairman of the Coronation Hospital Board, complained that staff shor- tages forced half the institu- tion to close during the summer. He said importing labor was necessary because "we're not in the position to train or ob- tain personnel for the hospital." One delegate told the convention that several countries were experiencing staff shortages and Canadians ,might be considered "robbers" by going abroad for hospital help. "I'm not above robbery" when it comes to filling the shortages, said Mr. Biggs. In another resolution, the convention urged the govern- ment to provide more funds to a combined laboratory and X-- ray technician program, which suffered a 20 per cent drop in enrolment due to lack of financial support. Delegate? approved an association study calling for equal fringe benefits, such as pension plans, for workers in auxiliary hospitals and nurs- ing homes. A Minneapolis doctor told the 400 delegates that hospital workers with healthy at- titudes towards their jobs were vital in providing good medical services. Dr. Harry Olson, director of the executive program centre, said five problems were large- ly responsible for workers who were "plugged in but not connected." He listed disinterest in the job, lack of initiative, fatigue, personality conflicts and per- sonal problems. Ballet big hit WINNIPEG (CP) The Green Table, an anti war ballet written in 1932, had its Canadian premiere here and a capacity audience insisted on five curtain calls from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The ballet by Kurt Jooss won an international prize in Paris before the Second World War. Soon afterwards he had to move his German dance company to England. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CAREER OPPORTUNITY for Commissioned Salos Person If you enjoy selling furniture and major appli- ances, join a company where you can enjoy earn- ing to be eligible for our liberal benefits including pen- sion plan, health plan and life insurance. Apply in person at Zellers County Fair 1710-Mayor Magrath Drive Lethbridge KEY PUNCH OPERATOR Preference given to experience but will consider applicants with excellent typing abilities. APPLY: CANADA MANPOWER LETHBRIDGE HELP WANTED! HARDWARE SUPERVISORS Capable of assuming full responsibility in one of our Hardware Departments Farm hardware background as asset though all experienced applicants will be considered Openings throughout Southern Alberta IN RETURN WE OFFER: An excellent starting salary for qualified personnel A full range of staff benefits An excellent opportunity for advancement. Provide a complete resume and reply to: Box 148 Lethbridge Herald City of Lethbridge Streets Engineer The City of Lethbridge requires a Streets Engineer, who will be responsible for the administrative and engineering functions, of streets, lanes, side- walks, curbs, gutters, traffic and parking. SALARY: To per annum (1975 salary under review) dependent on Qualifications and expenencs. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree m Civil Engineering with a minimum of two years experience in traffic and highway design and construction, and be reg- istered or eligible for membership in the As- sociation of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. Please direct confidential inquiries, with an outline of experience and personal data, to the Personnel Superintendent. City Hall, Lethbridge. Alberta. Applications will not be accepted after November 25, 1974. THE NEW BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC POWER COMMISSION requires an ASSISTANT PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGER in the Engineering and Construction Division. Reporting to the Project Construction Manager, the Assistant Project Construction Manager is accoun- table for the direction and co-operation of the efforts of the work forces. He provides supervision and guidance for the Area Superintendents, co-ordinators and Supervisors. Engineers and inspectors. He must be knowledgeable of the overaH job planning and schedul- ing and will provide direction to supervisory per- sonnel and the contractors to insure a co-ordinated construction effort He works closely v.ith the ad- ministrative ana staff people providing mpi.t w re- quired to maintain the necessary job centre's n. 51 be a member of. or eligible for membership of the Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick. Salary will be m accordance with the quaMications and experience. Excellent Employee Benefits. Applicants wishing to be considered for this posi- tion should write no later than November 20, 1974 to: The GfJerr N.B.E.P.C. Box 20000 Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5G4 YARD FOREMAN We are a new Lethbridge building supply firm looking for a capable yard foreman to manage men, equipment and merchandise. This position offers full time employment, company benefits, and a salary of approximately per year. Your reply stating qualifications to Box 145 Herald will be held in strict con- fidence. LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? CONSIDER A CAREER WITH TREASURY BRANCHES OF ALBERTA We you: A combing ciass'ocn insiruc'.o'? with on-the-jco training fading 'ivouar- to "nmislral on to vour ar i" and s desire to be involved in a financial organization whose business has doubled m the last two years 11 you are interested