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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -----------Wcdneidny, September 15, 1971 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAlD Operating apartment referral service tiring experience By DIUAN McWATTERS WINNIPEG (CP) Own- ing, organizing and opcraling a successful apartment refer- ral service can be a liring, frustrating that causes many a hopeful young enlreprcneur lo rue the day he pursued the seemingly easy business venture. "Thai's what keeps the competition said Yvonne Adarr.s, co-owner and operator with her husband, Gary, of the Winnipeg Apart- ment Information Bureau Ltd., one of several similar operations in Canada. Others are in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. Mrs. Adams, a former Win- nipeg apartment agency dis- play hostess, said she and her husband opened the bureau a No. 1 problem for U.S. Productivity lagging By JOHN CUNNIFF NEW YORK (AP) The most difficult economic problem now facing the United Slates, but the one whose solution premises the greatest benefits, is that of lagging productivity, It is also a problem loaded with political ramifications in- volving labor and management and can, therefore, be resolved only by the most sensitive hand- ling. Unlike the imposition of a freeze, productivity cannot be improved by edict. Any improvement must come from encouraging business to use more imaginative manage- ment, techniques, plants and machinery, and by inspiring labor to give a good day's work for a good days's pay. In that way, the experts say, wages and profits will rise and price can remain relatively sta- ble. But Americans are rot recc.iv. ing the benefits of risiug pro- ductivity. The Uniled Slates has traditionally been proud of ils imagination and know-how, hut it doesn't show up in the fig- ures. A U.S. labor department study shows, in fact, that the United States had the smallest gain in output per manhour of any large industrialized country during the decade of the 1960s, a mere fraction of the rate in some countries. In that period U.S. productiv- ity grew 34.7 per cent while Japan rose 188.5 per cent. The Uniled Stales has the largest production plant and so cannot shosv the big percentage gains of smaller economies. And many other economies can show big gains only because they are going through a growth period that the U.S. went through years before. But such mature, highly in- dustrialized economies as Swe- den still rose more than 100 per cent. Germany rose 87 per cent and even France, which hardly has a reputation for industrial innovation, rose nearly 75 per Racial separation patterns changing By KENNETH I.. WHITING PRETORIA (AP) Rigid patterns of racial separation seem to be changing on the surface in segregated South Africa. The first black ambassador is in residence. There have been multi-racial official Prime Minister John Vors- ter announced in April that non-while could compete di- rectly with whites in "interna- tiona class" events. Australian star Evonne Goolagong, an ab- original, became the first non- while in the national tennis championships that month. lunches in Johannesburg and; A track meet open to non- Pretoria city halls. An intc-, whites from home and abroad grated track and field meet is! was scheduled for Pretoria in planned. A black Uniled Slates j November. The competition congressman who criticizes v, as switched to Cape Town apartheid gained entry on an I when a Pretoria city councillor unrestricted visa. j commented "a mixed sports "A South African coming; event in Pretoria could easily home after some years away could easily be forgiven if he got the impression that Ibis is not quite the place be used lo commented a Johan- nesburg newspaper. Malawi's president. H. Ka- muzu Banda. paid a visit in response to South Africa's an- nounced policy of cultivating links with willing countries in black Africa. He repaid a visit made by South Africa's prime minister to Malawi last year. Joseph Kachingwe, newly ac- credited as ambassador from Malawi, told reporters that his result in a bloodbath.1 Most South Africans are keen sporls Jans. The All Blacks rubgy team from New Zealand visited last year with Maori and Samoan players. A French rugby squad with a star West Indian named Roger Bougarel ended a suc- cessful tour in June, prompting one newspaper to note: "Now his visit is over and there have been no vengeful catastrophes or scramble of sisters lo mar- ry black men and the sky is where it was before. Next please." country opts for "persuasion LAWS UNDERMINED by example." The basis structure of apar- Isolation is not the way] theid, or "separate develop- to get South Africa to change I ment" as it's officially known, its policies." I remains intact despite the sur- While and Negro visitors face changes. However, a se- from the Uniled States and i rious shortage of skilled and black and while Soulli Africans semi-skilled while manpower is lunched at the two cily halls under the auspices of the U.S.- South African Leader Ex- change program. "I've lived in this cily 51 years and I have never been inside the building, let alone eaten a meal one skep- tical African told an American undermining law which set aside the besl work and wages for Ibc while minority. More and more Africans. Asians and coloreds. those of mixed ancestry, steadily infil- trate "white" jobs. The govern- ment often turns a blind eye but officials insist that the in- terests of while workers come white at the Johannesburg function. "When we leave after i first. Thus no white, no mat- lunch you and I won't be able! ler bow inexperienced or ill- lo ride auay in Ihe same! suited, has to work or take or- bus. ders from a non-white. "We wouldn't be allowed to j--------------------- sit down and eat togelher al any public restaurant in this OVERKILL city." LOWERS SPORTS BAR Ousted from the Olympic Games and ostracized at other world sports evrnl.s, the gov- WEWAK, New Guinea (AP) A man whose daughter was knocked clown by a police mo- torcycle attacked the vehicle eminent reacted by punching aj an axe. A court fined him few holes in Ihe sporls color S22 and ordered lu'm lo pay S300 bar. I to repair the cycle. Pipeline delay Egan SEATTLE (AP) Construe-1 scheduled for next month or (ion of Ihe Trans Alaska Pipe- j Amchitka Island in the Alcuti- line could be delayed until 1973, "The dangers are there. The odds arc that there would be 710 ere.'it disaster, hut how big Alaska Gov. William A. said here. The interior drp.irlmcnl, which had been planning ,1 mid-1 die are we don't know." September targcl dale for com-1 Epan said he thought Mr. plction of an environmental im- Nixon would delay or cancel pact study, said tins week the I Ihe planned blast be-fore his his- Urgcl now is "mid-aulumn." loric meeting with Emperor "It's entirely possible I. b I s Ilirohito of .lapan in Anchorage could be delayed another year Sept. 2G. I eerlainly hope Egan said. The governor slopped in j Seattle en route lo Ihe nnlional I povcrnors' conference in Pucrlo Rico. Egan nlso snid he feels Pres- ident Nixon will soon announce cancellation or poslponcment of the underground nuclear test KAMI; NDOLA. Zambia (AP) One of X a m h i a 's most popular brands of bcrr is changing its name to Gaglc because the lion on its label nlso is the symbol of the country's opposition political party. cent. Canada went up about 50 per cent. U.S management blair.es re- strictive union rules for the problem. Unions blame heavy- handed management. year ago in nn office "big enough for only two desks" on Portage Avenue. "Although we studied a sim- ilar operation in Ibs Minneap- olis area lo see what we would be up againsl, the first few months could hardly be called a said her hus- band. I "It seemed we were work- j ing 1C hours a day, six or seven days a week, trying to persuade apartment owners the scheme was a worthwhile opportunity for them as well as for us. Many times we be- came discouraged and worked towards the pay-day that had to be just around the corner. More often than no'., it never materialized." Mr. Adams said during the bureau's first month of opera- tion, only 14 apartment refer- rals were made. By March, after more than six months of "selling" the idea, the bureau attracted owners of more than 200 apartment blocks in the Greater Winnipeg area. "Now we are making about 110 referrals each month with more than 50 per cenl of the requests coming from parties that have been or are abotl to bt.- transferred to the A two-way service, the bu- reau provides a free central apartment information serv- ice for apartment hunters and, for a fee from apartment owners, a steady stream of potential tenants lo their re- spective apartment blocks. The bureau handles aparl- menis ranging in monthly cost from SG5 bachelor flats to penthouses but Mrs. Adams said the majority of apart- ments in demand range from ?130 lo monthly. "Each request for an apart- ment we handle (and some have come from as far as Eu- rope) is referred to a mini- mum of Ihree apartment blocks according to the type of rent, facilities and location desired." KNOW THE RULES Mrs. Adams said one person evnn requested an apartment with a balcony on which to raise chickens. That request could not be fulfilled. "However we do save peo- ple a lot of time and head- aches because we kriow the rules of the block owners. Some don't take children, few will take pels, and clhsrs won't take single people." Mr, Adams said there is a good possibility of expanding Ihe operation into the develo- pcr-consullant field. "Because of the knowledge available to us, developers are beginning to seek our ad- vice on what sort of dwelling would be suitable in various locations and what sort of rent an apartment owner could expect to charge based on the facilities available." As an example, Mr. Adams said most young married cou- ples in the Winnipeg area are beginning to show a prefer- ence for cable television In- stead of a balcony while young, single executives are looking for apartment blocks with athletic facilities such as sauna baflii, squash courls and exercise room. SCAIUCS HEAR BELGRADE (APj A brown bear look after Kohilka Kotes- ki's grandchildren and she took after it with a scylhe, the daily newspaper Politika rqxirted. The 62-year-old woman wrestled wilh the bear, stuck it in the eye wilh the scythe blade and drove it off. The paper said she was taken to hospital but was recuperating. Can a full-featured Brother "Echelon 77" typewriter cost as little as -believe it! during Peoples 52nd Anniversary Sale. Once again, Peoples' huge pur- chasing power enables us to offer you an extraordinary value! This full-featured "Echelon 77" was a great value at and now during our Anniversary Sale it's just S59.88! This is the ideal machine to help students to higher marks. And it's perfect for the businessman or the housewife for those many occasions when the typewritten word is necessary. This outstanding buy comes NO MONEY DOWN! 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