Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD August 1973 Searching James Irvine welcomes cooi spots Kids pay little but parents come running By DAVID B. ELY Herald Staff Writer James of 718 24 St. N. is in the right kind of business for this kind of weather. James trundles a tri-cart around the city selling ice cream and various frozen confections. A row of balls attached to his handlebars rings whenever he hits a Dump and there sure ire a lotta bumps announcing his approach. The young merchant likes his job. It's good keeping him in shape for his swim club and he gets to meet people. like to talk to he I like to get to know new James is one of six boys who sells ice cream for the local franchise holder of his company. Each one is as- signed to a particular area of the and each works about nine hours a day. MISSES TV work from 11 in the morning to at James explained. hate missing the best TV shows 'in the but that's James earns a 20 per cent commission on what he which is usually be- tween and S4 a day. He starts out the day with a and when that is phones in and waits for the truck to bring him. some more ice cream. His efforts have purpose. With his earnings he plans to buy a 10-speed bicycle and put a little asl-de for next year's summer vacation. wanted a 10-speed very he my msther said I'd have to earn the money When James gets his 10- he'll be in good shape to ride it. He pedals his three wheeled vehicle throughout a six-square mile which includes a few hills. MUSCLE POWER the hills are he groaned. Traffic is a problem for James only during rush and he has learned to avoid the busy intersections then. He hates red lights be- cause it means stopping and starting up something that takes a lot of muscle power. Knowing where the cus- tomers are and when they'll buy is James says. He tries to make it to various garages and busi- nesses during their coffee breaks. Consistency also he because if itJhe customers kcbw he's going to show up during their they'll plan to buy from him every day. Sometimes James is taken advantage though. a bunch of guys crowd around the it's hard to know if I'm being swindled or he said. that doesn't happen very much.'' At the end of the James' money and remain- ing goods are tallied up I'm short on it comes out of my he said. PARENTS BUY He does a steady business in residential areas kind of he said. ride past a lot of kids playing near their but they don't pay much attention to me. It's the parents 1T'ho come running out. Then sy ask the kids if they want The even though that's what he'ps is one thing James doesn't like. Shaded spots along tihe street are welcome to him. Melting isn't a serious problem for him his goods usually stay frozen all day. The one kind of ice cream bar that does tend to get soft toward the end of the day is the one that sells the fastest. James thinks his job his first summer job is good training and experience for him. He plans to sell ice cream again next year. isn't he said. it's interesting and you learn a Steak sizes could shrink Poison gas disposal slow Plans to destroy stockpiles of poisonous mustard gas at the Suffield Defence Research Establishment are proceeding says research chief Dr. Bill Stewart. approaching a de- cision on how to do it rather A report will be made to Ottawa in Septemoer on the alternative methods of disposing of the vicious gas stockpiled in vaults since he said. A meeting of experts from bJth the federal and provin- cial departments of agricul- ture and environment was held in mid-July to discuss the problem. Dr. Stewart said it has beea determined that the gas can be burned provincial and federal environmental But he said he was not sure the mujtard was safe to move in its present state. An alternative to burning is chemical treatment of the gas while in the vaults to turn it into or less harmless sulphur containing mater- he said. But the scien- tists in pilot scale destruc- tions of the gas have not de- termined if the converted gas will burn. They have almost ruled out burying the resultant mater- he and they might simply be left in the lead- lined concrete containers. The of which about 700 tons are stored at was developed in Germany during the First World War. Ii is absorbed by the skin and causes severe inflamma- tion and busters. Its colorless vapors have smell like on- ions and destroy lung tissue. A drop in the eye can cause blindness. Wrecker's burning halted B and H Wrecking Ltd. of Lethbridge was among three firms issued emission orders by the Alberta Environment Department Friday. The firm was instructed by the department to stop all open burning. Other firms which received Instructions from the depart- were the Alberta Mar- keters Co-op Ltd. of 15 miles from Calgary and a Calgary A n t h e s Western Ltd. City restaurants feel price pinch By DAVID B. ELY Herald Staff Writer The squeeze is on for local restaurant owners as they are caught between escalating wholesale food prices and established retail prices. don't know what I'm go- ing to said Al owner of the El Rancho Mo- tor Hotel. He said the hotel's restaurant is out of the profit picture as far as beef is Mr. Hober said he has no choice but to raise prices on the menu. Not only is the price of beef shooting but the price of vegetables has taken a he said. Last Mr. Hober the wholesale price of bacon jumped from 82 cents a pound to The price of breakfast ham also made a tremendous leap in one he from to a pound. moment we print a new it becomes obso- he said. SURCHARGE Mr. Hober said he was con- sidering attaching a notice to each menu which would state that a surcharge would be levied on beef orders. can't print over these plasticized and it costs to print a new he said. Fewer people are eating Mr. Hober and more are eating less expen- sive dishes as wienersch- nitzsl. Whether this trend will continue or Mr. Hob- er doesn't know. just don't know wtoat will he said. Gene owner of Majorette says that the price of everything is going up every week. He has to raise prices accordingly. my customers under- he said. one in 10 will but they all know everything has gone OTHER FACTORS Some of his regular cus- tomers have even suggested that he raise his Mr. Mah and .he doesn't think he will lose customers if he does. Price is not the only factor says Sven owner of Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Short supplies of meat could easily become an- other problem. often think because they have they are entitled to buy anything and as much as they Mr. Ericksen commented. Canadians are he and their consump- tion of beef is unrealistic. is so much he said. feel that it would help if people would accept smaller LIMIT STEAKS He said restaurants may have to limit the size of steaks they serve because of limited supplies. are paying more for our loins from the packers than retail stores are selling them Mr. Ericksen said. He explained that a can adjust the price of ham- burger and other meat to make up for less profit on the but a restaurant cannot do this as easily. Some restaurants with large menus can spread price increases but price increases on a limited menu are going to be noticed. Terry McDonnell who owns .McDonnell'5 Hamburger says he has been skeotical about raising and has waited to see if the situation would stabilize. I can't hold out any he said. food costs are now way too high. When people see prices go they think we're out for bigger profits. But prices have to go up for any profit at BIG JUIMP afraid it's the end of the inexpensive hamburger at he said. Dan manager of the Park Plaza Motor ex- plained that many restaura- teurs have been holding prices waiting for prices to stabilize. Now prices have to go he and it looks like a big jump in menu prices. should bs a gradual increase in he said. customer wouldn't no- tice an increase of three or four per cent. But that hasn't' worked this year.'1 Royer said the price of T-bone steak should go up 30 per but no way we can do But he doesn't think the higher prices will affect peo- ple's habits of eating out. EVERYTHING UP all he said. food prices go ev- erything goes up. It's just a matter of time until salaries catch up to the higher prices.'' Al owner of K and A Industrial doesn't think this will happen. go he said. wages don't go up ac- cordingly. People will soon not be able to afford some and they will buying them. Then things will have to go Mr. Schroder says as he has to raise his he loses customers. he said of these days I may have to close doors and say DAMN SILLY Larry manager the Mayor Magrath A and W Drive says he has not had to raise prices because his company was able to buy meat on contract. But the contract runs out at the end of this month. we'll he said. hate to raise I don't know if people will take Prices are rising almost says Ed owner of Town Chef Ltd. ''I had to take my menus in for revision a week he said. get them in a few and they'll be obso- almost impossibly for a restaurant to maintain steady prices md stay in Mr. Ouellette said. He said the situation is not only caused by rising food but also such factors as increased wages and more statuatory holidays. People still order he said. Their reaction to high- er prices is they're not cutting back he says. whole process Is damn he refer- ring to the wage-price spiral. the no one gains a Foreign students mulled School boards should not become involved in making distinctions between nan-resi- dent and foreign students in financing in the province's the Lethbridge Separ- ate School Board chairman said Friday. John Boras was comment-_ ing on an appeal by the gary Public School Board to Education Minister Lou Hyndman to expand regula- tions to provide for classifi- cation of foreign students in a separate category for ad- mission and finance purposes. School boards should not become involved in classify- ing a person separately as he said. If z student resides in Lethbridge and has cleared Canadian immigra- tion then should educate Calgary Trustee Harold Gunderson Thursday told The Herald he feels there should be a separate category of foreign students in depart- ment regulations. This would allow foreign students to be educated in the province's schools providing they were willing to pay their own way. Boards would then be per- mitted to charge foreign stu- denCs the true operational cost of their Mr. Gunderson said. They should not be a burden to the tax- he added. Under the current Alberta School these students are placed in the same classifi- cation as non-resident stu- dents students who are Canadian but who come from outside a board's jurisdic- tion. The Calgary board's appeal was prompted by a submis- sion from a Calgary wo- Mrs. Elaine who told the board she has been trying unsuccessfully for two years to have a cousin from Hong Kong enrolled in a local high school. Mr. Gunderson believes that changes at the department level would pre- vent such situations from arising. this age of falling enrol- ments and empty it makes sense to allow for- eign students he but under the current system some students are being re- fusad. The question of re-classify- ing foreign students has not attracted much tttention said Mr. because there have been few foreign stu- dents wishing an education here. he they shou'd be treated in the same man- ner as students from outside a particular school board's jurisdiction. He is not worried about over-burdening taxpayers. A large portion of the education bill is funded through gen- eral provincial revenue about 87 per cent of it and all residents of the province contribute toward he said. Only about 13 per cent of the revenue is derived locally. the school nor the provincial government should become involved in labelling said Mr. Boras have no such category as foreign nor do we need it. In our laws we have said that all people have the same rights and if we created a separate category then we be treating them RICK ERVIN photo Latvn sale With the price of lumber what it is good wood Is where you find even if it is a few decades old. This idle of what remains of one of the old houses being re- moved to make way for the senior citizens' look place at the corner of 8th Street and 6th Avenue S. Tudor case to be studied says attorney-general Alberta Attorney General Merv Leitch said Friday the Jacklyn Tudor case will be reviewed. things don't always end with an inquest and I'm sure this matter will be re- U of L research projects get NRC grant The National Research Council of Canada has award- ed a grant to the U of L for research projects underway there by several professors'. The sum consists of a basic research grant of and a general research supple- ment of This NRC funding is sup- plementary to award- ed six U of L professors earl- ier this year for scientific research projects. The NRC's director of grants and F. R. Park visited the campus in May and inspected its re- search facilities. he said in a Her- ald interview. An inquest last week into the June 6 death of four- year-old Jacklyn Murry Tudor returned a finding that the c i r c u instances surrounding the death not clearly The girl's natural Lloyd of has expressed disappointment with the jury claiming it did not go into all matters involved in the death. At the there was a conflict of testimony between The girl's David 1227 Glacier who said the child died as he brought her to and the doctor who examined the body. Medical evidsnce Indicates the giil was dead at icast four to five hours before sha was brought to hospital.