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Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
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mBBmBBBBmmammtmmm 4 BURTON DAILY MAIL MONDAY MAY illt BERLIN THAT CATER FOR ALL TASTES One hundred and fifty miles inside East Germany reached from the West by strictly defined air corridors lies Berlin largest and liveliest city writes James Lewis Of course Berlin is tragically divided by wall and wire The arbitrary barrier literally divides streets into capitalist west and socialist east a legacy of war geography and super power rivalry Even West Berlin is under occupation by America France and Britain each of whom have their own sectors East Berlin of course is in the Soviet sector But while much in terms of strategy and politics remains unresolved even after 35 years the city itself on both sides of the wall has risen from the ashes of frar-time destruction On January 18th 1871 Berlin was made the capital city of the newly formed German Empire and began to spread its influence as a leader of international and European affairs Greater Berlin came into being in 1920 when eight municipalities 59 villages and 27 country estates were merged under one authority In 1945 Berlin was divided into four sectors and became politically and administratively split When the Four Power Agreement came into force in September 1971 and following the signing of the Basic Agreement between Federal Germany and the German Democratic Replublic in December 1972 the politcal situation in and around Berlin improved significantly wr (SMALL WORKS DIVISION) 2428 MOOR ST BURT0N-0N-TRENT TELEPHONE 42661 TELEX 341947 IS YOUR HOUSE 25 YEARS OLD If so then you really should have the Electrical Installation examined We will do this FREE of charge and give you a report on its condition Fill in the coupon and post it without a stamp Tot PARKER LIMITED FREEPOST BURTON UPON TRENT STAFFS DE14 1BR I I I Please call at I I I DAY AT o'clock I to test my Electrical Installation A Member ofvThe Electrical I I ON L- Cont ractorsA6ciation The sign of Guaranteed Work and Contract Completion ELECTRONIC ORGAN SERVICE YOUR ORGAN SOUND OUT OF TUNE? CRACKLES WHEN IN USE? If so plooso do not hosltoto to coll us at BURTON ORGAN CENTRE 86 HIGH STRICT BURTON TEL 63S69 or 65086 FREE ESTIMATES A comprehensive service maintenance scheme Is now available Tull details on request ERIC REYNOLDS LTD PITT UPHOLSTERY LTD Expert workmanship and springing Satisfaction assured Large selection of queues vymdes topesines and Drofan 25 years experience of compefitive prices PHONE OR CAU 1 1 KITLINO OREAVES LANE BURTON Til BURTON 65SOB The ties between the city and the rest of West Germany were confirmed Berlin (West) belongs within the legal economic and financial system of the Federal Republic of Germany Centre of political life in Berlin (West) is the Schoeneberg City Hall It is the seat of the House of Representatives and of the Senate headed by the Governing Mayor whose functions are akin to that of a Prime Minister and his Cabinet West Berlin has probably the densest network of public transport of any city BVG (Berlin Transport Corporation) has 83 city bus and eight underground lines Yet over a third of the city is green and rural with forests lakes and a hundred working farms Fresh air comes from the Tegel and Spandau forests The Havel Wannsee TegelerSee and many other small lakes provide 180 miles of beaches fresh water swimming sailing and sport Seventy steamers and many private vessels ride the waves in Berlin There is ski-ing on the Teufelsberg in Winter and golf at Stoelpchensee in Summer There is no curfew to the night life Berlin has 4500 restaurants pubs cafes inns dives and night clubs and a gambling casino in the Europa Centre There are bars and smart restaurants in the Kurfuerstendamm area many popular places to eat drink and be entertained CONTRACTORS ITD SOME VOICES WORK AND SOME NOT? MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS CITIES has the romance of the gay nineties There are the "Alt-Berliner at Fasanenstrasse and in the Berlin Museum where the famous may drop in for a beer at any time At cafes in theatreland actors and audience often meet after the shows to discuss performances in places such as an der (near the Opera House) (in the rol a a se or (next the Schiller Theatre) Berlin has many discos The on the HohenzoUerndamm Apple" on the Bundesallee and on the Hasenheide are a few Those with robust appetites can sample Trotters a la the tasty Eel" or succulent cold meatballs called The international appettite might be drawn by such exotic dishes as Swallow or from the Amazon Within the city are the Botanical Gardens German's oldest zoo with 4000 animals and a richly stocked aquarium with over 9000 creatures representing 1400 species Famous landmarks include the Olympic Stadium Liberty Bell Charlottenburg Palace Reichstag Building and the Airlift Memorial at Tempelhof Airport Access to East Berlin through one of the check points is normally easy and swift with temporary visas issued on the spot From the rubble of war have BURTON OROAN CINTRI (ORGAN SERVICE) 86 High Street Tel: Burton 6586965086 CARSONS (CURTAIN SPECIALISTS) 264 Burton Road Midwoy Tel Burton 217264 DESMONDS DAMP PROOFING CO 85 Main Street Newholl Tel Burton 221203 MIDWAY RADIATOR SiRVICE (REPAIRS 4 EXCHANGE) 29 Hastings Road Swadlincote Tel: Burton 214696 WT PARKER (ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS) LTD 24-28 Moor Street Tel: Burton 42661 (to 42667) PITT UPHOLSTERY (UPHOLSTERY RENOVATION) 1 1 Killing Greaves lone Burton Tel: 65508 PREMIER SUN A VINYL ROOF CO 86-88 London Road Derby Tel: Derby 36531 8 A RE-UPHOLSTERY 93 James Street Midwoy Tel: Burton 212704 RE-UPHOLSTERY FREE ESTIMATES EXPERT WORKMANSHIP 12 MONTHS FULL GUARANTEE FULL RANGE OF MATERIALS MOQUETTE ORAL ON AN0 VINYL 93 JAMES STREET MIDWAY Telephone Burton 212704 MIDWAY RADIATOR SERVICE 29 HASTINGS ROAD SWADLINCOTE TELEPHONE BURTON 21466 CAR COMMERCI Al VEHICLE EXCHANGE RADIATORS IN STOCK SAME DAY REPAIR SERVICE MOST CARS FITTED WHILE YOU WAIT Aoi4iott roe cm sue utu vihicus nmo athomi risen new districts with modern homes parks streets with shopping centres and department stores restaurants and little cafes In the old city centre a number of historic buildings have been careully refurbished or rebuilt by famous architects British Airways flies daily services to Berlin from London (Heathrow) Manchester and Glasgow YOUNG TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO FRANCE Careful preparation is essential for getting the most out of any journey abroad and this is especially true in the case of young people maybe travelling unaccompanied for the first time or planning to stay away for longer than the usual holiday fortnight Everything the young traveller to France needs to know about passports and travellers cheques international driving licences and insurance and everyday matters such as rates of exchange and voltages for electrical appliances is all carefully explained in the Young Travellers Guide to France Names and addresses are given of the various organisations offering cross-channel transportation whether by sea or air together with details of special fares and discounts available for students Not everybody goes to France to play Many young people want or need to work there and the book has plenty of practical advice on how to go about getting a job whether it is an au pair in Paris or a grape-picking stint in one of the regions There is a large section on culture and study DESMONDS DAMP-PROOFING COMPANY Timber preservation and dry rol specialists Silicone injection DPC 30 yeor guoronlee Trade enquiries welcome local authority opproved Tel Burton 221203 for free survey and advice ROOFS Supplied and expertly filled on customers premises Keenest prices All workmanship guaranteed FOR QUOTATIONS TEL DERBY 36S318 PREMIER SUN A VINTLR00FC0 CURTAINS SOCIALISTS IN TNI CURTAIN TRADE Most mokes Of curtain fabric ovofabl free eshmoiei gtvan ond patterns brought to your horn Now available the new Vymuro Interior Designer for motefang Curtoms WoUpoper Bn dsp 'eods Blmds CARSONS 264 BURTON ROAD MIDWAY BURTON-ON-TRENT PHONE 217264 FITTING XttVta AVAILABLE University offers an open door to education Up and down the country in busy city and quietest village in standard semis and in grander homes thousands of people will be quietly celebrating a tenth birthday on Wednesday May 30th For this was the date in 1969 when the Open University was granted its Royal Charter and so the date when a new and significant educational opportunity became available to adults Ten years ago this month a unique educational establishment was born in Britain Its aims were simple to offer degree courses to hundreds of people ranging from Highland shepherds to shop floor workers In this article by Kevin Moloney we pay tribute to the achievements of the Open University This is the chance of gaining a degree in a way which is accessible to busy people tied down by job home and family responsibilities in the knowledge that the degree is recognised as equal to that of other British universities In making this possible the Open University has won the title of the most radical educational creaUon in this country since the turn of the century Why do people say that about the youngest university? The reasons are several and when they are set out they powerfully underline how the OU differs in important aspects from the other 45 universities The Open University is for adults and it knows that many missed out on higher education for whatever reason when they were younger The University therefore has an open admissions policy which means that it does not ask for or A levels or their equivalents when giving places Entry is on a first come first served basis This does not mean that its standards are lower than those of other universities Instead it is a clear recognition that many adults have all the ability needed for a degree but that when younger they did not get their 11 HOUSE PRICES House prices are still rising steadily but at no more than moderate rate The latest figures from the survey of house prices by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the quarter ending In April show that most house agents are reporting prices increasing between two and five per cent which has been the general upward trend this year The sharpest rises continue to be for new houses Commenting on the figures Mr John Thomas Deputy Chairman with details of courses available in arts and crafts music and special studies and another section deals with learning French and gives full details of French universities offering foreign student courses and tour operators offering study holidays Paris has a chapter to itself with a host of handy hints on shopping accommodation where to eat cheaply and where to find the liveliest nightspots and discos also a very useful section on getting around to see the sights by Metro and by bus The provinces too have a chapter to themselves and twenty lively French cities have been selected as bases for touring each region with full information on local festivals and customs gastronomic specialitis and places to see In the area For people who enjoy sport there are details of where to find clubs for skin diving water ski-ing surfing riding tennis gliding mountaineering and rock-climbing or if something a little less strenuous is called for then advice is given on obtaining a fishing permit or hiring a beach umbrella plus exam or go to the right school for a whole host of reasons other than ability The University has always been fiercely insistent about maintaining its academic standards to at least the same level as those of other universities for it has always seen that its teaching and its degree must be held in equal esteem Without that esteem it would be short-changing its students and ultimately downgrading itself So what the OU asks of its students is what they would have to give at other universities But how students are taught is very different at the OU They study part-time at home They receive specially written course books through the post they watch television and listen to BBC radio they attend study centres and Summer schools now and then to meet tutors and fellow students This is called distance teaching because the student learns not on a campus but in his or her own home The development of this distance teaching system is one of the major achievements of the Open University for many academics thought it impossible to teach this way at degree level Their view was that undergraduates were only satisfactorily taught by physically coming to one place and attending lectures and seminars as students have done for hundreds of years But the OU now that it has produced more than 120 courses and has granted degrees to 32000 of its students has shown that this was too tradition-bound a view Ironically ten years or so since those doubts were expressed the teaching materials are widely used in universities polytechnics and colleges here and overseas STEADY of the Public Relations Group said: are ground to indicate that a price boom comparable with the early is under way A study of the intentions of building societies on liquidity confirms that finance will not be available to support a greater rise than occurred in 1978 and there are reasons to believe that the rise this year may be rather Air fint Boeing iet registered number O-BMHO and named "Adam An independent holiday airline Air Europe Which began operating from Oatwick earlier this month expect to be using at least ten of these aircraft by 1983 They are also evaluating wide-bodied aircraft for operation on long haul holiday routes from the UK to such places as the Caribbean and the Far East A BOON TO The Great Rail Club a new and ambitious project for youngsters has been launched by British Rail for 10m five-15 year olds The club should prove a boon to parents looking for different ways to occupy their children over the weekends and holidays With a varied and exciting programme of events and ac-Uvities it could well become one of the biggest children's clubs in Britain For a £200 annual subscription members will get ten 50p travel Another important way in which the OU is different is that it allows its students to pace themselves and so gives a flexbility that adults with busy and changing lives need Its students do not have to study for consecutive years Instead they can break off for a year if they are changing jobs or home or having a baby or going through an unsettling period in their lives The OU is now an established part of the British university scene and immensely attractive to a lot of adults It attracts teachers of great distinction They come from all parts of the university world a former Master of Balliol College Oxford is now on the academic staff It has always had twice as many applicants (or degree study as it has had places to offer With 60000 undergraduates it is the largest UK university measured by student numbers A distinctive characteristic of these students is immense dedication to their studies and a motivation which carries them enthusiastically through 12 or 14 hours work a week for 35 weeks a year for five or six years The OU student thanks to distance teaching is found throughout the UK in the remote Highlands as a shepherd in the cities as an office worker or teacher in factories as a shop floor worker or manager To back up these distance learners the OU has a network of 260 study centres and 5000 part-time tutors and counsellors It also uses conference telephone links to get small groups of widely scattered students together with a tutor Increasingly over the past few years the University has been extending its non-undergraduate side It has done this in response to a command in that Royal Charter signed ten years ago which said that besides University and professional education it should promote the educational well-being of the community generally So besides signing on for a degree which means passing at least six full courses students can study courses singly to update and refresh their professsional knowledge of to gain new vocational skills For these sorts of students the OU has for example courses for teachers on developing reading and maths abilities in pupils for social workers in looking after handicapped and elderly people and shortly will have a course for managers on microprocessors Outside this professional and vocational field the OU is developing its own brand of community education with short eight week courses like the Pre-School Child Energy in the Home Consumer Decisions These courses are below degree level do not involve any exams and aim to help people make more informed decisions about topics which are important in the lives of many adults WHERE'S AND HOW'S FOR CARAVANS The 197980 edition of the Caravan Sites Directory and Handbook has just been published It lists more Club sites than ever before together with details of over 3500 Certified $ma five van sites exclusive to members and 800 other licenced sites And for the first time the directory contains photographs of all of the club's 127 sites showing the locality and setting of each The legal technical and gencnl information sections of the Handbook have been updated with more information la-eluded to assist members with caravanning problems as wtQ as regular sections on Items covering snaking and how to prevent it on site sanitation requirements parking restrictiona lighting regulations and coupling heights There is also a list tf motorway service areas where overnight parking of vans is allowed PARENTS vouchers as well as low -pries admission to places like Madams Tussauds the Colliery Mias Museum selected theatres wildlife parks and leisure centres on producUoo of a personal membership card Exclusive Club outings will include a visit to Navy Days to tour the Fleet on small craft a backstage look at the circa canoeing pony trekking and a chance to meet favourite sport and pop stars There is also a regular magazine with ideas for trips and fascinaUng places to visit by rail and a special colour map for the member to log his or her trips So after ten years of life the Open University has solidly established itself in the university community and in adult education and can look forward to making a substantial contribution to the increasingly relevant idea that education is life-long process which should be open to all This idea becomes more attractive or inevitable as the microprocessor revolntion gathers momentum There are of course vry real problems ahead for the OU and its students Among these is the fact that part-time study for adults in this country does not automatically attract grants and therefore the help that students get towards the gross cost of their degree (which ranges upwards of £900 over an average five to six years) is at the discretion of local authorities Some authorities are generous others do not have so moch money Many employers art another generous source of help Another problem is whether the OU is attracting enough students with very little previous education experience whether its open door could not be pushed back further to encourage is more of those who have had very bad or very little school experience but who have the talent To the 60000 undergraduates and its 15000 associate students doing single courses the University can move at times in wondrous ways which brings a smile to til those who now and then like to see well-oiled machines hiccup Its computer has been known to give hundreds of student distinctions at the stroke of it binary terminals or just al vexingly all failurei 11 sometimes delivers its teaching materials perilously late for anxious students It has a mysterious and tortured turn of language at times And because of its open structure as an institution it regulety scrubs some of its more dirty linen in public for a very long time But despite these embarrassments its students wiU the whole be celebrating on Hay 30th for they know they are getting a real opportunity achieve something they consider very precious a first or secoou chance of higher education People interested in joining tn Open University can apply no for study this November or January next year Because admissions are on a first iome first served basis the apply the better And remember if the queue is too long this year you can try again next For people interested in doing degrees should write to tn Admissions Office OF University PO Box 48 MUtou Keynes MK7 6AB For those interested In doing single course write to the Associate Studcm Central Office Open University PO Box 76 Milton Keynes 6AN a -u-.

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