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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta November ifrt TIM HeraM 47 Cuts alarms Inventor Vincent DiPaula of Baltimore examines the vandal-proof box he says will help prevent false alarms. When an alarm is the person is locked in the box until fire trucks arrive. A red light flashes above the booth and a buzzer sounds. The Baltimore fire department will test the booth. Ford on his way to White House WASHINGTON -The Senate overwhelmingly ap- proved on Tuesday the nomi- nation of Representative Gerald Ford to be vice- president of the United States. House of Representatives scheduled for next will complete the process needed to make the 60-year-old House Republican leader from Michigan the 40th vice-president. The Senate voted 92 to 3 for Ford less than seven weeks after Spiro Agnew resigned as vice-president and pleaded no contest to a count of income tax evasion. President who had twice selected Agnew as his running chose a 25-year-House veteran who has been the House Republican leader since 1965. In what members said was probably the most searching scrutiny of any vice- presidential nominee in Senate and House committees sent hundreds of investigators looking into Ford's background and studied pages of raw FBI files. Ford spent six days before Senate and House an- swering detailed questions about his financial handling of campaign funds and winning congressional praise for openness and candor. NEW LEADER POSSIBLE Members of both the Senate and House stressed that the proceedings were especially important because of the start of preliminary impeachment proceedings in the House against Nixon. was strongly push- ed for the nomination by his House Republican colleagues. A number of Democrats are likely to vote against because of his conservative voting record and some allegations he is un- suited for the vice-presidency or presidency The House judiciary com- which wound up its hearings is expected to vote on the nomination Thursday. Action by the full House is scheduled before Dec. 6. In the there was lit- tle direct opposition to the nomination. Senator Howard Baker said the approval of Ford can help restore confidence of the American people in the ability and willingness of the federal government to effectively deal with the pressing issues of the day. illustrated by recent said the senior Re- publican on the Senate Water- gate White House often is not fully aware of congressional concerns and perhaps as a result of this lack of errors in political judgment have been made. Labor congress reform debated MONTREAL The Canadian Labor Congress was told Tuesday it must choose in May between reform or the loss of its largest national Canadian Union of Public Employees Delegates to the CUPE biennial convention adopted a resolution giving authority to CUPE's departure from the CLC if a reform platform is not accepted. The congress holds its con- vention next spring in Van- couver and by several other large un- be pushing for reform and a sympathetic CLC executive. British Columbia delegates were the largest group oppos- ing the resolution to withdraw from the congress unless there is change. About 20 per cent of delegates voted in op- position. even B.C. division presi- dent Harry who led toe said he was only against a section which called for withdrawal from the congress if there is no reform. subscribe to the state- ments on the congress lead- ership's paucity of Mr. Greene said in an inter- view. The reform revealed calls for more au- tonomy for Canadian branches of international un- ions and greater efforts to merge CLC unions into a smaller number of organizations. Its supporters hope to run a state of candidates at the con- gress convention who will be committed to the reforms. CLC president Donald MacDonald will retire at the May meeting. The resolution adopted at the CUPE convention criticis- ed the CLC for and shortsighted of the union. Congress such as the admittance of provincial employee onions into the CLC over CUPE were of a general bankruptcy in the leadership and policies of the congress but also indicative of fun- damental conceptual weaknesses and structural If the reform plan is not ac- cepted by the the CUPE executive board has been given automatic direc- tion to withdraw. UIC report criticizes interviews OTTAWA Unemployment Insurance Commission at-home often tended to punish the iMMtrt without eoBBtopMiw says the final report of the UIC advi- sory committee. the report on the govern- ment's benefit control a crackdown on abusers of the unemployment was tabled in the Com- mons Tuesday by Manpower Minister Robert Andras. The committee recom- mended the commission modify both at home and office source of bitter criticism from dis- qualified claimants. The report said claimants should be aware the start of the interview of their rights and Claimants also should be allowed representatives to assist them during the the com- mittee said. Mr. in a letter to committee chairman Anatole disagreed that representatives be present during first interview. Representatives may be pre- sent when the claimant signs the interview report at a sub- sequent interview or during appeal he said. STAKTED IN MARCH The advisory committee was assigned to study the benefit control program last March. Its interim report in April blamed much of the criticism directed at program on poor Media relations and of the true The eight-member com- mittee is evenly split between representatives of labor and management groups. advisory committee fully supports all legitimate efforts on the part of the com- mission to maintain the integrity of the unemployment insurance said the final report. the committee feels there is a need for the commission to re-examine its benefit control program with a view to modifying certain operational practices. Some committee members felt home interviews should be discontinued because of com- plaints they were conducted at Inconvenient times and invad- ed privacy. The practice of interviewing claimants in their homes should be the com- mittee there is reasonable suspicion of deliberate The committee criticized methods of interviewing claimants. In some cases claimants complained the report made after the interview not reflect the interview itself but the officer's interpretation of is that UIC officers retnstaled a substan- tial number of disentitl- ed or disqualified upon sub- mission of further evidence or clarification of statements contained in the officers' Some interviews en- countered language dif- ficulties between thr officer 1 and the the report said. The committee that toe UIC at- tempt to services to third-language Boards of referee who bear told the committee they did not feel adequately trained and were not kept advised of changes to the act. Some were unsure of Plumbing Simpsons-Sears has it all at low prices. Sears choice of colours for the price of Bath Ensemble in white or antique white. Porcelain Steel Tub g3-Titanium porcelain enamel won't fade or stain. 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