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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Lack of competition raises optical prices TORONTO A lack of competition in the Canadian optical industry has most Canadians paying two to three times as much as they need to for The Globe and Mail says in a copyright story. That conclusion followed a survey of industry price comparison shopping and study of research carried on by the Saskatchewan which is study- ing setting up its own retail optical stores and lens- grinding laboratories as a means of reducing eyeglass the newspaper says. The Saskatchewan health department obtained price quotations from China and found that Chinese-made eyeglasses with standard plastic frames could be provided for less than a pair. The Herald- Family National Gallery honors pioneers OTTAWA A nostalgic look at Canada's pioneering past is being mounted in thp National Gallery for the Christmas- New Year season. The display opens tonight and will be available until Jan before being moved to the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of the Royal Ontario Museum in Foronto next spring and then o the Vancouver Art Gallery Brought together by J. Rus- sell Harper of the of 164 sculptures and other pieces of folk or pop- ilar art. Featured are several wood .culptures of national military ships' inn .igns and commercial trade narks Two of the earliest paintings .nown to have been done in then New RAWLEIGH'S HIGH QUALITY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS 2005-1st Ave. N. PHONE 327-0567 have been hung near the entrance to the exhibit One is a grey and blackish- brown portrait of Marguerite founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame sisters in painted by Pierre Le Ber after her death and before her burial in 1700. Another is one of an historic series of paintings done in Quebec in appreciation of the intervention of saints Painted on a panel of wood in it depicts three castaways in the St Lawrence River when their cross- ing to Quebec from cap- sized One girl was saved by two young but the other two girls drowned The pain- from the St Anne de Beaupre was done to commemorate the inter- vention of St Anne in saving the girl in and out Mr W H Soltyz has been elected urban vice-president for the Lethbndge Council of Home and School-1 Associations Do Come in Soon and Meet EVAZACHARIAS at the Gemini Beauty Salon She has just returned from medi- cine Hat where she worked as a hair stylist for over a year Eva will be very happy to serve you and yours whenever you stop by or call GEMINI BEAUTY SALON Acroti from 706 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2079 The Globe and Mail says at most Canadian own- ed by the Imperial Optical Co Ltd. similar glasses with standard plastic Frames cost this fall. A few dis- count operators in Toronto quoted prices of S21 and Canadian eyeglass wearers replace glasses every three years at present and to increase the industry has introduced planned ob- solescence by changing frame styles hoping for replacements at an average interval of 18 the newspaper says. designed obsolescence in the optical industry makes Detroit look like Dr. David Saskatchewan's associate deputy health told the newspaper. He asked the Chinese for a quotation on eyeglasses Sept. 26 after studies of the optical industry this year by his department and by the University of Saskatchewan. The province is considering adding eyeglasses to the ser- vices it provides under medical health insurance. One researcher found that the bulk of Saskatchewan's op- tical stores was controlled in- directly by Imperial Optical of the newspaper says Another found the same condition exists across all of and both concluded competition was in- conclusion with which Ontario's few independ- ent optical industry ex- ecutives agree The copyright story said that effect on consumers of Imperial Optical's domi- nant position in Canada's eyeglass industry showed up when the same optical prescription was taken to six Imperial-controlled and six independent opticians for price quotations Average price quoted by the Imperial outlets was and all were with of that average But the average price quoted by independents was with the range of quotes going from to In at least seven of every 10 retail opticians are financially controlled by Imperial the new- spaper says. Any consumer CTnincf nrinp-chnnninir jc TTJOSt likely to encounter Imperial buying at the same price from Imperial's wholesale but would not realize it because Imperial operates under so many different names at The Globe and Mail says LARGEST RINK The world's largest ar- tificial ice rink is the Tokyo Ice completed in which has an ice area of square feet HEY YOU HAVE A LAPy Don't hunt around for auto glass replacement. Come straight to for Cariite. camper and truck windows a specialty. Drive in or phone. Trans Canada Glass 3B Cariite Lethbridge Glass Co. 3rd Avenue S. Lethbridge Lonely prairie landscape BILL GROENEN photo A cold Alberta landscape stands as mute testimony to the forgotten promise of a while threatening storm clouds move in from the north. War forces designers to underground shops Total diabetes cure may soon be possible TEL AVIV While rockets fell overhead during the latest Middle East women in underground shelters sewed coats and suits for one of Israel's top leather houses. The designer of a sportswear line went house to house to persuade her Israeli- Arab workers to come to work The founder of Israel's lead- ing high-fashion beachwear house sent cars to pick up workers stranded by the coun- try's transportation and sent her models to the front to put on fashion shows. In almost every the men went off to fight and the THE BETTER HALF women took over running the show Ready-to-wear and textiles are Israel's third largest ex- behind diamonds and cit- rus and manufacturers determined to fill every order on or no war They didn't quite succeed but Adin deputy direc- tor-general for foreign trade m the ministry of commerce and called their per- formance For Israel had set a target of million in ex- ports from the fashion in- dustry Talbar said manufac- turers were able to deliver two-thirds of the worth million. By Barnes would you do if you had a wife who left the tire jack in the garage after she finished cleaning out the 19th ANNUAL CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA and PANTRY TABLE Dec. 5th 2 to 5 p.m. FRACHE'S GREENHOUSE 20th SI. ind 7th N. Take No. 5 Bus Everyone welcome Sponsored by Dr. F. H. Mawburn O.B.E. Chapter IODE. When war broke out Oct the immigrant settlement of Migdal Kaemek in the Jordan where Israel's high- fashion leather house Beged- Or has its was under rocket fire almost every night So president Leslie Fulop moved the its women their seven nurses and hundreds of toys into a shelter where they stayed day and night until the ceasefire. With the of the underground Fulop Beged-Or met most of its though the company paid fines for being late on a few At the beginning of the designer Roiy Ben-Yoseph whose bedouin-style sports- clothes have become sy- nonymous with found she couldn't do he- discover oil So she decided to keep the factory open and spent several days going house-to-house per- suading her workers to return to work Rikma met every ex- port order for October being late On Yom Israel's haute couture designer Gideon Oberson was en route to San Francisco for a showing of his collection The 30-year-old Italian-bom Jew took the next plane back to Israel. At his factory in Ramat he found that every man except one cutter had been but again the women took over and all orders were on time. When the war Lea Gottlieb cancelled a European trip and took over daily oper- ation of the high fashion beach wear company she founded more than 20 years ago. She arranged to have cars pick up girls living in sub- urban communities where there was no bus service. She also arranged fashion shows for frontline troops. CALGARY A com- plete cure for diabetes may soon be possible and be out of I honp Dr Robert a member of the Toronto Hospital for sick said this week Research being conducted in Toronto and the United States has for the cure of now controllable only with insulin and proper he told a seminar on the care of diabetic children Researchers have been en- couraged by the results of in- jections of insulin-producing cells from the pancreas into a rat's he said. The cells grow in the liver and act like a substitute prompting the release of in- sulin to accommodate the sugar content of the blood we can grow pancreatic cells in a test tube and then in- ject them into a person with diabetes so they'll grow in the liver and stop diabetes I'll be out of a job December Perm Avoid Disappointment get your Christmas Perm Nowl .00 7 Reg. 12.50 SPECIAL complete permanent fully guaranteed WIG SERVICE Cleaned and Ml 3.50 GOBY'S BEAUTY SALON 322-13th St. North Phone 327-5687 ANNOUNCEMENT MOTOR MOWER Would like to Announce that they have Taken on the Fuii Line of SUNBEAM APPLIANCES WE ALSO SERVICE WHAT WE SELL MOTOR MOWER 817 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-2669 NORTH PLAZA FLORIST f Woman am. 44th CTDCCT M DUAue OOT.-IO-IO 9 618-13th STREET N. PHONE 327-1212 Annual Christmas Show and Open House Give Your Husband aN Wo for Christinas Wed. afternoon Dec. 5th continuing Thurs. and Dec. 6th and 9 a.m. to 9 p m. and Sat. Dec. 8th til p.m. Featuring our Christmas Special SUGAR PLUM BOUQUET Join Weight today. You can be a new you by December. LETHBRIDGE St. Auguttine'ft Anglican Church 11 Strot and 4 Avenue S. 1 p.m. p.m. CARDSTON United Church Fresh Christmas Flowers and Sugar Plums in a clear crystal candy jar. Order now for Christmas............... 12 .50 You are invited to visit our display of Christmas arrangements Free chance on a Sugar Plum Bouquet Free Coffee Open Thurs. and Prl. til 9 p.m. until Christmas TABER Civic Centra p.m. PINCHER CREEK Town Hall p.m. FRANK Community Hall 7.30 p.m. All areas call ZE-06124 additional assistance Special rales lor Students and Senior Citizens over 60 Please bring acceptable proof WEIGHTDWATCHERS ;