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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Insurance company keeps small Saskatchewan town alive By GARRY FAIRBAIRN Second of Three ST. VICTOR, Sask. (CP) With cheerful insouciance, the 102 residents of St. Victor ig- nore every economic, social, cultural and demographic trend in Saskatchewan. But then, any hamlet hous- ing an insurance company with million in assets can be expected to be somewhat unusual. With all but four families CAREERS PHARMACIST No Sundays or Holidays Excellent Wages Apply Super City Drug Mart College Mall Use Classified Ads For Fast Results Phone 328-4411 RETAIL SALES CLERKS Required by Shoppers Drug Mart in Centre Village Mall Previous sales or casniering experience would be an asset. Ability to pleasantly and helpfully deal with the public is a must. Position offers excellent wages, benefits, and training. Arrange an interview now with Ernie Hendricks at 328-8442 during week of Aug. Apply in person only. COSMETICIAN Required by Shoppers Drug Mart in Centre Village Mall. The applicant must be experienced in all chases of retail cosmetic selling A pleasant helpful manner and ability to deal with the general public is a must Position offers excellent wage benefits, and the opportunity through training courses to improve ones knowledge of the cosmetic field. Arrange an interview now with cosmetics co-ordmator at. Shoppers Drug Mart 328-8442 Friday, Aug. 23-30, 1974 Apply in person only Required Immediately For Modern New Body Shop 2 Auto Body Technicians Tow Truck Driver Painters Helper Contact Dean Harker at College Mercury Sales Ltd. Body Shop 2702 2nd Ave. N. Phone WANTED Experienced mobile home plant em- ployees, new factory in Langley, B.C. We need personnel for all departments including some: LEAD WELDERS CARPENTERS PLUMBERS ELECTRICIANS CABINET MAKERS METAL WORKERS TRIMMERS FINISH WORKERS TOP PAY and BENEFITS For more information JIM RIDDELL 604-534-7991 BRITANNY HOMES LTD. 1985-56 Ave., Langley, B.C. V3A-3Y1 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK CREDIT OFFICER To assist in assessing loan and investment pro- posals and in familiarizing the business com- munity with IDB Services. Applicants should possess an accounting or business administration degree and have some business experience, or have considerable ex- perience in a related field. Position is initially in Lethbridge, but occasional moves related to career development could be expected. Salary commensurate with qualifications and ex- perience. Please apply in writing to: J. E. Evans, C.A., Manager, Industrial Development Bank, Suite 205, 740 4th Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta. employed by the Family Life Assurance Co., St. Victor has been protected from the fate that would otherwise have awaited a community with no railway, no industry and 10 miles of gravel between it and the nearest paved road. While almost all other small communities in the province have been losing population and businesses, St. Victor has been growing steadily. Where French-speaking families in other communities are faced with assimilation, in St. Victor the French lan- guage and culture thrives, recently boosted by construc- tion of a cultural centre whose list of activities reads as if it were in a city. Elsewhere, organized labor may be making gains, but here benevolent paternalism reigns. And when Mayor Roger Legault refers to the occa- sional problem of a young person smoking, he's talking about tobacco, not marijuana. The anomaly of St. Victor would not have been possible without the salesmanship of J. D. Lalonde, who laid the foun- dation for Family Life by successfully operating a cas- ual form of insurance starting in the 1920s. The plan was actuarily un- sound, said Roger Lalonde, who took over as company president after his father's re- tirement. "Old J.D. was fully aware of that long before the government was." Members paid to enrol in the plan and contributed every time a club member died. 'J.D.' never missed a payment in 30 years before forming Family Life in 1954 with an investment of Today, the company has is- sued about million worth of per cent in Saskatchewan, almost 20 per cent in Quebec and smaller amounts in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. New business is heavily concentrated in per cent of policies issued this year All company documents are kept in both French and English Roger Lalonde maintains that the company's 4U.S. lags in Lakes clean-up9 WASHINGTON (CP) Representative Jack Kemp (Rep. in remarks published in the Congressional Record, has called on the United States to honor its commitment to Canada to clean up its share of the Great Lakes. Stating that the U.S. is lagg- ing far behind Canada in this respect, Kemp said: "I regard the honoring of our inter- national treaty commitments with Canada to clean up the Great Lakes to be crucial." His remarks followed a House of Representatives un- animous vote not to attempt to override a veto by former president Richard Nixon which cut off million in funds earmarked for lakes clean-up Instead, the House decided to send the matter back to subcommittee for the drafting of a revised bill. "The feasibility of this clean-up program has not yet been the president said. "Further study is essen- tial if we are to avoid ineffec- tive federal spending for these purposes." Kemp said the president's statement "not only runs counter to the treaty commit- ment entered into by the president but also counter to the position taken by his ad- ministration at the Great Lakes agreement assessment meeting of representatives of the U.S. and Canada held in Washington May 22." Nixon and Prime Minister Trudeau signed an agreement in Ottawa in 1972 providing for increased Canada-U.S. co- operation in improving the water quality of the Great Lakes. "As of now, Canada is pro- jected to serve 98 per cent of its population along the Great Lakes with adequate water treatment by Kemp said. "The U.S., on the other hand, will only be able to serve 58 per cent... with ade- quate treatment by that date. "The U.S. is far behind its commitment, while Canada has almost totally attained its." He said he was convinced "that the funds provided for this program ought to be con tained in a revised bill." 130 miles by road southeast from both advan- tages and disadvantages. All travelling begins with the road trip, but that reduces travel. Mechanics to service office equipment cannot be readily called in, but com- pany employees have devel- oped the ability to maintain and repair it themselves. Although all company oper- ations are supervised from St. "home Mr Lalonde said the legal head office is Calgary, "just tor prestige, you might say, especially when recruiting new agents or policy hold- ers." The dominant presence of Family Life in St. Victor is un- mistakeable. The only cafe- teria is in the basement of the two-storey brick building, the general store is owned by the employees' association, the postmaster is Mr. Lalonde, a weekly French newspaper is in the company building, and accounting and other services provided to businesses in other communities are per- formed by the company. It has 34 employees here, three part-time, and will add one or two a year as it ex- pands. The only independent busi- ness in town is an auto body shop supporting two families. Mr. Lalonde concedes that some people think he has too much influence, but argues "you can only lead so long as the followers allow you to lead." St. Victor residents are given every opportunity to show leadership in commu- nity events, he said. "We encourage our employ- ees to get involved in local ac- tivities, otherwise there wouldn't be any." SAVE and SPARKLE UP Traditional Strass cut crystal in a 6 light Chandelier We import the Strass crystal from Europe design and manufacture the chandeliers right here in Canada. Strass cut crystal is famous throughout the world for its good quality and workmanship. It's the finest crystal Europe has to offer! Sparkling like 550 crystals in four remarkable designs catch and reflect the light. Oval shaped arms are set off by six dazzling lights set in filigreed candle holders. The centre is generously surrounded with hand inset crystals. This exquisite chandelier measures overall 25" diameter with a drop of Available in a rich gold colour finish. Now's the time to buy while the price is low. You'll add a dramatic touch to your dining room! Made in Canada so you pay less. Reg. Crystal trimmed lamps to match b-Save on pedestal style table lamp. 34R 081 520. Reg. c-Save on swag lamp with nylon shade. 34R 086 520. Reg. Both lamps available with Amber, Smoke or Lilac colored crystal droplets and shade to match crystal color. Pedestal style table lamp with antiqued Gold finish casting and trilight switch. Measure 34" high. Swag lamp with antiqued Gold color- ed metal font and tasseled pull chain switch. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee satisfaction or monay refunded and free delivery Store Hours: Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;