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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE LETHBRIDOC HERALD Oetobtr 9, 1974 New Zealand city boasts 100 per cent employment AUCKLAND (CP) A year ago Auckland, New Zealand's largest city (population made the startling announcement that it had not a single person unemployed. Now with unemployment to- tals mounting round the world and forecasts of more serious recession, Auckland has pro- claimed that it still has no one out of work, and not one person has been registered as unemployed for a full year. Nearly 30 per cent of New Zealand's work force lives in the Auckland district. The labor department's employ- ment service receives a small flow of inquiries from people wanting jobs, but throughout the past year it has been able to place every one of them. The situation is in fact not much different throughout New Zealand as a whole. Total registered unemployed for the whole country from a work force of about 1.1 million was at the end of July. At the end of August the total had fallen further to Ever since the Depression much of New Zealand Off-campus enrolment up Response to University of Lethbridge off campus courses offered this fall has been excellent, according to Dr. Roger Meintzer, co ordinator of Continuing Education. This year the University is offering 15 courses in 10 southern Alberta centres compared with 12 courses in the fall of 1973. Over 200 students are registered in classes this fall. Enrol- ment in all courses is good, says Dr. Meintzer, indicating "the University is being successful in extending services beyond the immediate Lethbridge area." Off campus registration at the end of the fall term last year was 190. economic policy has been angled at preventing un- employment developing again on any significant scale. Economic growth rates in New Zealand have not been high, but in preventing unem- ployment New Zealand can claim to have been one of the most successful countries in the world. There has in fact been no significant unemployment ever since the Second World War and the highest figure reached has been only a frac- tion of the normal levels in most countries. The extraordinary situation prevailing in Auckland, in fact, arises from a severe labor shortage, with'far more jobs offering than there are people to fill them. Mostly the only registered unemployed are people who arc; virtually unemployable, but in present circumstances even the un- employables are hired. Some pessimistic prophets believe New Zjealand, like other countries, faces serious economic difficulties and that some rise in unemployment is inevitable, perhaps before the end of the present year. Yet employment offices in Auckland see no sign yet of any reluctance by employers to hire any staff they can lay hands on. Chief employment officer B.T. Creasey says his office can place anyone who walks through the door and find a job the same day. "Certainly there is a lot of talk about jobs becoming harder to get in the next few he said, "but at pre- sent there are so many jobs going. "Figures from Australia show unemployment there ris- ing and we normally expect what happens there to occur here But job vacancies are steady. Our contract with companies indicates that there still is plenty of work." SELF-REPRODUCTION Some plants produce new plants from their own leaves. Plywood mill closes down SEATTLE (AP) The U.S. Plywood Corp. has closed its Seattle mill and laid off 350 workers because of what it said was a lack of orders.- It is the first time since 1945 that the mill, located in the Ballard area, has been shut down completely, said plant manager Bob Quinn. The plant has an annual payroll of about million. About 50 per cent of the plant's production is birch- faced plywood, which is used in kitchen cabinets and other products relating to housing. Quinn made no estimate of how long the plant would be closed No deaths in Antigua earthquake ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) Officials here and on nearby islands confirmed Wednesday no known loss of life in the earthquake which hit the eastern Caribbean Tuesday. The quake caused consider- able damage to historic churches, other public buildings and homes on An- tigua and the island of St. Kitts. Antigua declared a public holiday so residents would have a chance to assess the damage and make emergency repairs. No over-all estimates of damage were available, but Antigua officials said it would run into several million dollars. WAL-LITE VANITIES An outstanding display of elegant vanities is at your Thunderbird Store. All come with a lustrous one- piece marblique top with built-in basin. Similar Styles Faucet extra BATHROOM WALL KIT Modernize today with the do-it- yourself wal-lite tub enclosure kit. 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SERVICE PACKAGE Q995 fht rtjW to Store Hours: 9-9 Saturday 9-5 2020 Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 329-3188 We welcome Your Chargex CHARGEX CARDS OF THANKS NEWMAN The family of the late Norman Newman would like to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbors for flowers, cards, food and kind words of sympathy in the loss of dear wife, mother and grandmother Special thanks are extended to Bishop Howard Hamling, President Madison, Farrel Nelson and the pallbearers. Your kindness will always be treasured Newman and families 3449 CHISTE We wish to ex- press our sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives, friends and to all who shared ovf sorrow at the time of the passing of our dear mother, mother law, grand- mother Mary Thank you for the many cards, offer- ing of Masses, flowers, food and donations. Special thanks to all who took part in the funeral service; to Father Fields, Father Marien, the pallbearers. To all and every one our heartfelt thank you. Chistes, Fihppi and Pizzato's Families 3320 OKUMA We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone for their kindness during our recent bereavement. A sincere thank you to Rev Izumi, Mr. Fukunaga, the ladies of the Buddhist Church and to the many people who assisted in any way To our friends and relatives who took the time to visit us in our homes, sent cards, floral tributes, food and koden; also to the many who attended the services, we thank you sincerely for shar- ing our sorrow. Your thought- fulness will always be remembered H. Okuma Fumi, Amy and families 3450-10 BENTSEN, O.B. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends for their kindness extended to us during our recent sad bereavement. Special thanks goes out to Odd Bentsen's two pupils of long standing, Valerie Horwath of the city, and Shelley Butt of Cardston, for playing at the service one of Odd's favorite pieces, Schubert's Ave Maria, so very beautifully and with such feeling. Special thanks also goes out to Dr. Kenneth Hicken for his contribution of playing the organ at the ser- vice and our love and thanks to his son. Patrick for his im- portant help Odd was a wonderful teacher who was loved by all his pupils and was also appreciated very much by his pupils parents for his contribution toward making good violinists of their children He was very much interested hi the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra in which he participated in for some years, and in which several of his pupils are now taking their part He so much wanted it to grow to be bigger and better, and that calls for more in- struments. This was very much on his mind, so if anybody also interested would like to make a donation towards this goal, it would be a contribution to the memory of Odd Bentsen Contributions can be sent to Lethbridge Symphony Association (Orchestra) Box 1101, or to Mr. Mike Thomas. Bentsen, Sonja Dele, and family 3271 ;