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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE November Countries Canadian Troops Are Serving 'S OF CREDIT CARDS BIG PROBLEM Canadian armed forces at work Canadian Armed Forces personnel serve in 30 countries around the in large numbers and small. Largest force is in West where members are with NATO. Another 581 are on Cyprus with the UN. There are small numbers in many other mostly serving as military attaches or liaison officers with embassies. Canadian contributions to the Middle East United Nations Emergency Force is not shown. WINNIPEG Banks lose thousands of dollars a year through thefts of credit cards and cheques in Canada's postal says the direc- tor of security for the Cana- dian Bankers Association. Mike Ballard of Montreal told a workshop session at the annual postal users' conference the problem of thefts has become critical. '.'It is the responsibility of the post office to improve security of first class mail and although we realize the post office is doing its utmost to prevent theft it is evident a lot more has to be But Paul director of'security-and investigation services for the post said that while the post office accepts many of it doesn't accept them are cases where letters are lost either before entering or after leaving the postal He said in some cities criminals nuke their living from stealing cheques and credit cards from street mail boxes. several areas of Toronto we are in the process of in- stalling new lock systems on the street mail boxes in hopes of combatting some of the Mr. Boisvert said extra precaution is taken with government pensions for the aged and family allowance cheques by not placing them in street boxes. A degree of public in- difference makes control of mail thefts even more dif- ficult because '-many people don't bother to report can't pinpoint certain areas where many thefts oc- cur or investigate losses if we're not notified of the John regional chief inspector for the western postal said persons found guilty of theft of mail are not dealt with harshly enough. 95 per cent of the people convicted of theft hi the including some who have had previous similar receive only a suspended he said. not the type of deterrent we would like to see and its something that .should be looked into more Businesses and the public could take precautions to assist in controlling theft. Some ideas presented at the panel included. a suggestion that contents of parcels or letters containing valuables should be camouflaged as much as window envelopes stating the contents should be businesses which send a lot of valuables should change the size and shape of envelopes. Measles pose death threat RIO DE JANEIRO to a once remote section of the Amazon jungle by a new and con- troversial wiping out a primitive Indian a leading Brazilian newspaper reports. Four Txucarramae Indians have died this month from the 20 others are dan- ger of losing their and 70 more are interned in a filthy government-run Indian hospital. .Sales up domestically and abroad Foreign greeting cards popular Christian Science Monitor Go into most any card shop these days and you will probably discover a display of foreign-language greeting cards. It may not be large but it's there. And sales are on the domestically and abroad. Not very long ago about the only place you could find a card in a language other than English was in local neighborhood shops in large ethnic communities. or Spanish were the most prevalent depending on where in the United States you lived. companies such as Hallmark and American Greeting Cor- poration have added a number of basic foreign-language cards to their selections. The only company that specializes in foreign- language cards appears to be Success Greeting Card Com- pany of According to Arthur E. president of the company began marketing its cards to 25 years ago when Hallmark had cornered the market in all the but nobody made language Today the company offers selections in more than 30 including Jap- and Chinese. Cards are also available in Braille. Where do they sell their go where the people says Mr. Kahn. are Cubans in Mex- icans in Los Por- tuguese in New Poles in German Mennonites in Ukrainians in New York and French- speaking people in New Orleans and upper New and so on. salesmen are con- stantly on the move. They visit the different ethnic areas to find out what people want and need. New orders are coming in every The largest demand in foreign-language for all is at Christmas. Easter greetings generally run followed by congratulations. Mother's or Father's sym- or friendship cards. In many it varies with the nationality. Spanish is by far the most popular due to the large number of Latin Americans living in the United States. In addition to general seasonal cards one can often find cards designed specifically for husbands or boy or girl and in-laws. The Success firm also offers an- and saint's-day along with baby shower and thank-you notes. There are cards for cards for even cards for pinata parties. There appear to be three main reasons for the populari- ty of foreign-language cards in this country The large number of im- migrants who have come yet maintain their own cultural identity and have ac- tive contact with their homeland. An increase in the number of Americans who go abroad and who have friends in other countries. interest in quality and styling that are unusual of different. Most foreign language cards sold in the U.S. are imported. But American card com- panies also are selling cards abroad in foreign languages. Both American and Hallmark Mansfield foresees recession WASHINGTON Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield warned today that the United States faces a recession next year unless fuel rationing and other steps are taken immediately to deal with the energy shortage. are dilly dallying while the economy Man- sfield told the Senate. He said Congress will not go for proposals to increase fed- eral taxes on gasoline by 30 or 40 cents a gallon as a means of reducing consumption. Some Nixon administration officials are advocating the approach as an alternative to said had better face up to the fact that we are going to have rationing whether we like it or If immediate steps to com- bat the fuel shortage are not is going to mean a shutdown of an increase in demands for higher and less something is it is going to mean a recession in E ATO N'S HEARING AID CENTRE MONTHLY CLINIC November 22nd 10HJO to p.m. 2ND FLOOR-NORTH END Take advantage of this opportunity to have your hearing evaluated by Eaton's qualified consultant. We feature the finest hearing aids at tower coat. Service on all makes and models MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY DIAL 327-8551 MEMBER ALBERTA HEARING. MO DEALERS ASSOCIATION the Hallmark name and designs. Hallmark prints cards overseas in Fin- Ger- have a number of local branches or subsidiaries overseas. American is particularly ac- tive in Latin while Hallmark sells in about 100 countries around the world. It either owns overseas com- panies outright or contracts with local businesses to use and Swedish. They sell basically the same line of seasonal and general cards that is available in the U.S. Sales representatives that nearly every' country has its own special re- quests for special occasions. It has been for in- that in school- entrance cards are much in while in France New Year's cards are particularly popular. LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Applications are .invited for the newly created position of to meet needs of'the new library building. Applicants must have a minimum of Grade IX education and preferably some janitorial experience in a large building. Hours of work will be 3 p.m. -11 p.m. in a five day week. Wages will be 3.56 per subject to revision in the next Library agreement for library employees. All applications must be sent in writing to The Chief Lethbridge Public 601 3rd Avenue before November 1973. QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8LB. PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT FAST SERVICE 1Vi HOURS NEED TO WAIT YOUR LOAD WITH US OO IT FOR YOU AND HANG IT UP BACK LATER YOUR LOAD IS DONE IN ITS OWN DRY CLEANER PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN LTD. First in Lethbridge with Coin-Op Dry Cleaning 2634 South Parkside Drive For FurttMT Information 327-0111 p.m. WEEKDAYS p.m. SAT. The only problem when choosing a Chromacofor is deciding on a cabinet. Except for the the two sets shown here are identical. Screen size is the the price is the same and both are solid-state Chromacolor the most true-to-life television Zenith has ever made. On the left is a Colonial set to go with traditional family rooms. The other is Modern to complement contemporary living rooms. See them both at dhe.of Zenith near this ad. And if the choice of a cabinet starts a family don't worry. i It's probably the _ Chromacolor II. THE ALTAIR Model E4547M. An early Canadian lowboy console to match your Colonial furniture. Features include Exclusive Power Sentry Chromatic One-Button Instant Picture and and Zenith performance. THE ANTARES Model E4545W. If your decor is then this Zenith will fit in beautifully. And if you like to rearrange the furniture fr6m time to it's nice to have a TV with concealed casters. Complete with genuine oil finished Walnut veneers. SOLID STATE At the quality goes in before the name goes Simulated TV pictures Suggested retail price. SMITH'S COLOR T.V. ft APPLIANCES LTD. fMIMEinslRirtl N.TA. SMITH'S COLOR APPLIANCES LTD. nunt RADIO ft CINTRI HMM7 ROY'S T.V. SALII CINTRI ttHMMST.I. tW THORNTON AND SONS FURNITURE STORK' BAKER'S APPLIANCE LTD. 112 Arm I. m-iin. ;