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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta DID "U" KriCVV For only onjoy a 2 country mile 30 day triangle trip. Visit Calgary, Van- couver, San Francjsco, IDS Angeles, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary. Stop where you long as you want. For further details contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VHLAGE WEST END PHONE 328-3201 or 32B-B1S4 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lellibridge, Alborla, Thursday, August 26, 1371 PAGES 17 TO 28 ERICKSEN'S PASTRY SHOP DAVE WILSON College Mall "Satisfy public" T. VAN DER WEIDE IGA "Rescind BILL BAKEU Downtown Businessmen's Assn. "Close Mondays" CONRAD PLETTELL North Letli bridge Businessmen "Close Mondays" TERRY BLAND Chamber of Commerce "Go with majority" Al Uiiskovilch (Willi Mayor Anderson) S ]0 Simp "Open Mondays, oUiCTWJsc lljcrc's a freight prnltlcm." Ail photos by Ed Finlay Open or close Monday? LAURIE MacT.KAN City lawyer "Monday closing? GILBERT SHERIDAN Safeway employee deserve a weekend off" Advance potts Advance polls for the Aug. SO provincial election are now open, with 130 Lellibridge vo- ters casting ballots on the first day, Tuesday. The Lellibridge East return- ing office reports 02 advance voles were cast in lhat riding Tuesday, while 40 voted early is West. The advance polls will be open across the province every day from now unlil Saturday, 11 a.m. lo 0 p.m. To vote in the advance poll, i the voter must first have a slip I signed at the returning office. The Leihbiidge East return- ing office is located al Shop- pers World, the Mhb ridge West olfice at 2nd Ave. and 8th El. S'. The advance poll for Lelh- bridge West is at the return- ing office, while Ihe Lethbridge East poll is in the basement of the Evangelical Free Church, 12lh Ave. and Mayor Magralh Drive Anyone who expects to be out of town election day may vole in Ihe advance poll. END-OF-SUMMER MOVIE CAMERA These specially selected items: KOBINA MODEL 321 SUPER 8. Manu. lisl price on nr 127.50. Our reg. price 99.50. Now reduced lo 07.7 J ARGUS MODEL 816. Mtinu. lisl price 184.95. i nn QC Our reg. price 139.95. Now reduced lo BELL AND HOWELL AUTOLOAD Model 308. Manu. lisl price 99.95. Our regular price 79.95. Now reduced lo ARGUS DUALMASTER 831. Manu. list price 145.00. Our reg. price 105.00. Now reduced lo ARGUS SHOWMASTER 871. Manu. lisl price 119.50. Our reg. price 87.00. Oft ftA Now reduced lo OU.UU "WHERE 5AIE5 ARE BACKfD BY SERVICE" -yp AA J.UV 5.00. Our QQ nn 77.UU PHARMACY LTD. CIIARGKX 614 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3555 "Also operating VVATERTON PHARMACY LTD. in Warerlon Notional Park BOB BOGLE YOUNG ENTHUSIASTIC HARDWORKING DYNAMIC Campaign Offices: TABER 223-4134 COALDALE 345-4321 MILK RIVER 647-3566 IN TABER WARNER BOB BOGLE X Authorized by Tnbcr-Wnrncr Progressive Conscrvalivo Assoc. By JIM HAVBIE SUIT Wrilcr When Ihe city's closing of shops bylaw is rewritten, there is no doubt .stores will be al- lowed ojjen Wednesday af- ternoons and slay open from 9 n.m. lo 9 p.m. Dee. 10 to 23 inclusive. There was not one objection to the Wednesday afternoon opening and late night opening the two weeks before Christ- mas al Wednesday nighl's pub- lic hearing into (he closing by- law After listening lo 13 briefs on proposed changes to the bylaw, council labled the mailer unlil ils next regular meeting Sept. 7. An estimated 125 persons at- tended Ihe hearing in Ihc Civic Sports Centre. There is a strong likelihood stores in Lethbridge will be al- lowed lo open six full days a Oweek with Thursday and Fri- day night shopping unlil 9 p nr. Five briefs asked that the bylaw be thrown oul, allowing slores to close whenever they wanled Monday Ihrough Satur- day. As an alternative, they would aeccpl six full days of opening with two nighls of late shopping unlil 9 p.m. Supporting Ihis stand were: Simpsons-Sears, Centre Village Mall mere-hauls, Woolco, Hoyl's, Woolworlh's Zeller's Kresge's Marshall Wells, Macleods, Mci- ropoilan and IGA. IGA proposed an allcrnalive of tltree days of 9-C hours with W e d n e s day, Thursday and Friday 9-9. Three other briefs asketl for six full days of shopping plus two nighls. Supporting this stand were: Saleway's, L-Mart and Eaton's willi Eaton's offering the al- lernalive of throwing out the hylnw. A group of 170 independent city merchants, represenling about 85 per cent of the city's retail businesses, supported by barber shops, beauly shops, (he Labor Council, Raymond, Ma- gralh, Cardslon, Coaldalc and 'fairer, asked for Monday clos- ing, Wednesday opening and two lale nighls. Speaking for the group of 170 were Bill Baker the Down- IOWTI Businessmen's Associa- lion and Conrad Flcltell of Ihe North Leth bridge Business men's Association. They said the merchants em- ploy 900 persons which in- volves about 4.400 cily re'-'i- denls (including families! or about 10 per cent of Ihc cily's population. people live in the community and the money Ihey and the independent mer- char.is earn slays in Ihe city for ils betterment. A large per- centage of Ihe money spent in chain stores goes oul of Ihe cily. II boils down to owner-op- erated slores versus the giant chain slores, Mr. Baker said. If the bylaw were thrown oul il would be impossible for Lhe in- dependent merchant (o com- pete with the chain stores. "It would be disastrous for the in- dependent." Monday closing, he said, would give merchants and their staffs a reasonable pe- riod of rest "in keeping with lhat enjoyed by all olhcr seg- ments of and would give employees time with their families. He look a swipe al Lhe new- er chain slores who said they would be good corporate citi- zens and ab'de by the bylaw when Ihey opened and who now are pushing for abolish- ment of the bylaw. He said they should abide by whal Ihe majority of merchants wanl. He also suggested council should abide by the majorily and not the few in making ils decision on Ihe bylaw. Thun- applause greeted the fi- nal comment. Further support for Monday closing came from a store em- ployee, Gilbert Sheridan, who said he would like to sec slores closed Monday, open all day Wednesday and nighl shopping as it is. "The half-day Wednesday is archaic and inconvenienl for everyone concerned. We feel Ihc retail clerks in our city do an outstanding job and deserve a two day weekend." He said liis view is the opin- ion of most other employees. A s k e by Mayor Andy An- derson for whal firm he work- ed, Mr. Sheridan replied. "Safe- way" for which he received a sound round of applause, seme cheers and a few snickers. Safeway wants six days of opening and two nighls. Lellibridge lawyer Laurie MacLcan, representing four of Ihe briefs, three of which want- ed Ihe bylaw thrown oul, was in fine form and plunged head- long into the foray despite heckling and interruptions. It is a mailer of record, he said, lhal the independent mer- chants fear Ihe suburban shop- ping centre. They fear conr- petilion. Competitive practices will improve prices and ser- vice, he said, Ihe exact oppo- site of whal Ihc independent merchants arc saying. In Eastern Canada closing bylaws are almost unheard of. Calgary and Edmonton have carried on for years without a closing bylaw and no chaotic conditions exist in those cities. The pie is actually larger when there are more shopping hours. If the bylaw were thrown out, there's nothing lo say Ihe slores have to stay open. They can close Monday or any day they please. Shouts of "lime" prompted the mayor to end Mr. Mac- Lean's speech but afler some haggling and Ihe approval of council, he was allowed lo con- linue because he was speak- ing lo four briefs Afler about five minutes more the mayor ended Mr. MacLean's talk to n o t inconsiderable applause and shouts of approval. IGA spokesman T. Van Der Blood clinic Aug. 31-SepL 2 Weide, said IGA plans to open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Ihrough Friday and a.m. lo 6 p.m. Saturday. If the bylaw is nol Lhrown out, he pi-oposed 0 p.m. closing Monday, Tuesday and Saturday willi 9 p.m. clos- ing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. By rescinding the by- law, he said, additional part- lime employmenl would be provided for students and housewives, helping the city economy. Several of Ihe major slorc representatives agreed they were in business lo serve tile public and had no right to tell the public when it could spend ils money in their slcrcs. Monday closing was opposed on the grounds of problems of receiving shipmcnls ol goods (Ihey would receive no ship- ments nor could they ship Sat- urday, Sunday or Mondavi, Ihe clfect on tourism, and lire ef- fect on business from district towns which now close Mon- days. In the rebuttal session. Eaton's manager Roger Eegg urged council to weigh the wishes of the public bill warn- ed Ihe matter should nol go (o the polls because the bylaw would be tlirowTi oul. He said il would also bo in- correct lo go wiih the wishes of the independents for Mon- day closing. It Monday closing were instilled, he said, he was sure the bylaw would be bro- ken by one or more of the chains and this would ultimate- ly lead lo open hours, with the bylaw being rescinded. The trend loday is to longer shopping hours. "I wouldn't want to see Monday closing." In response lo a question from Alderman Vaughan Hem- broff, Eaton's, Zellers, Simp- sons-Scars sod Centre Village Mall spokesmen said they would abide by the city bylaw. Tlie Woolco spokesman said he favors no bylaw or six days of opening willi two lale nighls but would not answer the ques- tion directly. A petition of names, customers of Woolco and Zel- The Red Cross mobile blood bridge Red Cross blood clinic11 Blood clinic times next week clinic will be in Lellibridge secretary feels the quota may I are: 6 lo il p.m. Aug. 31; 1 to be difficult lo fill. '3 p.m. Scpl. 1; and lo 11 "People arc slackers about i a.m. and G lo 9 p.m. Sept. 2. lers. inrlicalcd Die petitioners were in favor of extended shop- pinjr hours. Another brief from r.inc deal- ers in builder's supplies asked for K a.m. to 5 p.m. hours Mon- day Ihrough Friday with neon closing Saturday. Tern' Bland, presidonl-ele-cl of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, urged council lo ba.sn ruling liic prefer- ence ol a ral isfaclory major- ity of the Effected reiail mcr- chanls. j The chamber proposed two alternatives: Ihnr.v out (he by-, law; or establish regulations that would ensure .some stan- dardization of haurs of busi- ness lhal are convenient lo !bc public and guarantee (he ser- vices thai Ihc public is entitled to receive. II favors Ilia latter. Groceterias, drug stores and automotive dealers were not represented but it was felt spe- cial regulations could be adopt- ed for Ihem. Council's main decision is whether lo have Monday shop- ping or Ihrow on! the bylaw. The mailer of Wednesday af- lernnou shopping and late opening several days prior (o Christmas seems to have the approval of al! so there should be little or no problem to rewriting thai into the bylaw. If Monday is closed, the by- law will likely be broken al- though a stilt penalty might j avoid that. Is it in the best interests of Hie shopping public lo close Mondays? Is it in Ihe I city's best interests, or the merchants and Iheir staffs? I How far can Ilia cily go in rc.alaling lh.' hours of private enterprise? What is Ihe mer- chant's role in establishing his hours? There's nothing to stop any merchant from closing Mondays and some are doing it now. Council is not likely to throw out the bylaw at this slage of (he game Six days of opening with two late nighls of shop- ping is a likely decision, leav- ing some of the onus on the merchants Sept. 7 should tell which way council is goi.'ip. KSRK'S OWN BRAND Just Arrived! A WIDE VARIETY OF FOLIAGE next week. In order lo attract donors lo Ihe Ihree day clinic al the Civic 1 donating Wood after a hot sum- Ccnlre beginning August .11, Ihe j she said. Red Cross will provide free Not jusl anyone can be a transportation and babysitting hlood shc set'vices A blood quota of MO pinls llonors must bc has been set. at leasl JR years old and males Mrs. E. K. Holroyd, I. c t h- 117, if they have parental con- sent. No blood can bc accepted from anyone over Co years of age or anyone who uses pre- scribed or illegal drugs. Those, who are in pnor physi- cal condition, have had a minor i operation within the past six months or major operal ion within the pasl 12 months are also excluded. The mobile blood clinic vis- ils Lellibridge four limes a year. In .September, H170. local res- j idenls donated pints of blood, Ihc highest, figure for September since Ifllil. Among tegular donors arc five who will .i framou scroll from Ihe Krd Cross for dnnalinj! 50 pinls of blood e.ich. They are: Andrew Kovacs, 2522 1511] Ave. K.: George Slory- ack, 406 2f.lh 'SI. S.; .lames Urban, HIM Isl Ave. A N.; .Tamos llnvin. 203 JSIIi SI, S1. and Allan Foss of llox 55 CoulLs. ICLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Alecriam'c BLACK DENTAL LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2S23 COMPLETE AIR FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION Ph. A Sheet Metal Ph. 328-5973 Priced from GET THEM NOW FOR BEST SELECTIONI FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322 alll Sfreol S. Phono 327-2666 JOHN ANDERSON "SOCIAL CREDIT HAS BEEN GOOD FOR ALBERTA" LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY. VOTE JOHN ANDERSON SOCIAL CREDIT CANDIDATE FOR LefhbricSge-Eeist Commiltee Rooms 445 Holiday Village (Formcry Shoppers' World) TELEPHONE 328-2125 COMPLETE CANNfNG SUPPUES CANNERS PRESERVING KETTLES SEALERS CROCKS RUBBER RINGS 9 BEAN SLICERS Complete with stringer ROTARY FOOD MILL FOOD PRESS rs 324 13th SI. N. Inserted by Lelhbridgc-Enst Social Credit Constituency Association give you the WEAR and SAFETY c? brand new ftRES dl. a Frticlion of flip Cost! LOOK! Size 7.75 or F7Sx14 ONLY, EACH WATCH OUT FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN! Make certain your cor is in working order loi our experts inspect your: Tiro. Shacks O Brakes Aliqnmcnl cmd Balance (EXCHANGE) Retreads arc a sensible ollerna- tivc to a high priced premium or frsf line new lire lliey can be scifcly used for nil normal drivingl Your UN1ROYAL Dealer LETHBRIDGE-1621 3id Avo. S. Phone 327-5985 or 327-4705 TABER, Alln.-6201 SOlh Ave. Phono 223-3441 CIIARGKX FERNIE, B.C.-Phono 423-7746 ;